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About ERK32

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  • Location
    Cape Town, South Africa
  • Occupation
    Engineering Student


  • CPU
    Intel Core i5-2500K
  • Motherboard
    Asus TUF P67 Sabertooth
  • RAM
    16GB 1333MHz Corsair Vengeance
  • GPU
    MSI GTX 560Ti HAWK
  • Case
    CoolerMaster Storm Enforcer
  • PSU
    Corsair TX650
  • Cooling
    Corsair H60
  • Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
  • Sound
    Logitech Z506
  • Operating System
    Win 10
  1. Awesome, I was not aware of this. Thanks for letting me know! Ah, okay, pricing here allows me to only consider the two I mentioned, so if I went with the RX card it would be the stock cooler. Yeah, I'd seen this video too! One of the main reasons for me looking for more opinions. Do you not miss any of the features nvidia offers (As far as I understand video transcode on RX is quite weak in comparison, and for that matter driver issues seem more problematic on RX - do you agree?)
  2. If this helps any, here are the GPUs I'm considering: Palit GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER GP OC Palit GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER JS XFX Radeon RX 5700 XT XFX Radeon RX 5700 XT THICC II
  3. I'm looking to build a new PC soon and am looking at getting either a RTX 2060 SUPER or an AMD Radeon RX5700XT which come down to basically the same price here in South Africa. I understand that the 5700XT has more processing power & higher FPS in games at the moment, but what would the benefits of going with nVidia be? I love using GeForce Experience at the moment for automatic setting adjustment for games. I do some occasional video editing as well, would there be a benefit here? When gaming I'm not too worried about getting the most extreme framerates and I like the idea of sacrificing some FPS for better looks to be honest. What would you pick? Do you think the RTX2060 Super is a true competitor of the RX5700XT? Would I truly be better off with the 5700XT? EDIT: Does taking the stock cooler of the RX5700XT have a real affect on performance if I were to go that route? Thanks already!
  4. Thanks everyone for the fast replies! For the motherboard I had a look for what is available here and I have found a kit (comes out much cheaper than buying RAM, CPU and Mobo separately): AMD RYZEN 5 3600 B450 Tomahawk 16GB RGB Upgrade Kit (for 7,499 ZAR - 500 less than the X470) MSI B450 Tomahawk Ryzen Motherboard AMD RYZEN 5 3600 35MB Cache Up to 4.2GHz CPU Corsair Vengeance RGB PRO 16GB (2x 8GB) 3200MHz Otherwise I'm looking at something like the following: (which works out more expensive at 7,647 ZAR) Ryzen 5 3600 (3,799 ZAR) G.Skill TridentZ RGB 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4-3200MHz CL16 (1,849 ZAR) Gigabyte B450 AORUS ELITE AMD B450 (1,999 ZAR) For the GPU I have looked at the RX5700 and RX5700XT and the following comes up: From XFX there is a 5700XT with stock cooler design (blower) for 7,099 ZAR and the THICC variant for 7,599 ZAR. Other than these options there are just RX5700s from Saphire and XFX for under 8,000ZAR. If I go above this price more options are available As seen here For the PSU: Preferably I would replace this as I don't think it is the most stable thing in the world anymore. Finally, the SSD: I can replace the Samsung drive with the Western Digital WD Black SN750 250GB M.2 maybe? This comes out to 1,365 ZAR Let me know if I should make any of these changes? I don't know if only gaining 500ZAR on the Mobo/CPU/RAM is that much of a win, but as you indicate the X470 platform may not be necessary. Thanks again for all your suggestions!
  5. Hi everyone! Let me start by saying that I live in South Africa, and thus prices will be far higher than in Europe or the US. The currency here is the South African Rand (ZAR) which is about 15 R/US$ or 16.5 R/€. My current budget is around 19,000ZAR. I will be building this PC to replace my some what tired PC that I built in 2011. The replacement is being considered as for newer games my old PC isn't very good anymore (think Anno 1800) and also for occasional document designing (InDesign), video editing (Premier Pro), and also simulation for electrical engineering / programming. I currently use 2 1080p monitors to have a good workstation, but for gaming I only use one 1080p display. I do not need any peripherals. My current PC: Intel Core i5-2500K Asus Sabertooth P67 TUF MSI GTX560Ti Hawk Corsair Vengance 16GB (4x4) DDR3 1333MHz Corsair H60 OCZ Green 120GB Sata2 SSD 2 Internal 3.5" HDDs Corsair TX650 PSU Cooler Master Enforcer Case The new PC idea: AMD RYZEN 5 3600 Rog Strix X470-F 16GB RGB Upgrade Kit (7,999 ZAR) AMD Ryzen 3600 with Stock Cooler ASUS ROG Strix X470-F Corsair Vengeance RGB PRO 16GB (2x 8GB) 3200MHz Palit GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER JS 8GB GDDR6 (7,349 ZAR) Samsung 970 EVO Plus 250GB NVMe M.2 SSD (1,579 ZAR) Reusing the HDDs Cooler Master MWE 550W 80 Plus PSU (704 ZAR) Phanteks PH-CB-CMBO_BK (cable extenders as the PSU cables are pretty ugly) (399 ZAR) Phanteks P400A RGB (1,299 ZAR) So this comes to a total price of 19,329 ZAR. The two main suppliers in South Africa for parts are Evetech and WootWare. If you have any recommendations, or think I shouldn't replace some part please let me know.