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Connor Price

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About Connor Price

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Ireland

System

  • CPU
    Intel i5 8600k @ 4.8GHz
  • Motherboard
    Asus Z370 Prime - A
  • RAM
    16GB T Force Delta RGB @ 3200MHz
  • GPU
    Sapphire Radeon VII (seems badly binned though :/)
  • Case
    Phanteks P400 TG
  • Storage
    120GB Sandisk Ultra SSD, 4TB HDD + 1TB HDD
  • PSU
    EVGA SuperNova 750G3
  • Display(s)
    BenQ GW2765 1440p, some very old 19" Dell Monitor
  • Cooling
    Cryorig H7
  • Keyboard
    Custom 60%, MagicForce 68, CM Storm Quickfire TK, Anne Pro
  • Mouse
    Logitech G203
  • Sound
    Phillips Fidelio X2, Tin T2 IEM's, FiiO e10k
  • Operating System
    Windows 10, Mac OS 10.12

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  1. Connor Price

    Fair price for a used 8600k + Z370 board?

    It's a sidegrade in terms of gaming performance, for sure. Always wanted to go the Ryzen route but since all I do is gaming I chose the 8600k a few years back over the 1600. Now that Ryzen is very close to Intel in gaming, I'm looking to change. My 8600k is getting a little bottlenecked in some games but it's still performing very strongly. Won't be getting a 3700x straight away anyway since all of the decent B450 boards are out of stock and I'm not looking to spend a ton on an X570 board. EDIT: Also, cheers for all of the responses and info everyone.
  2. I'm looking to upgrade my 8600k to a 3700x and since my buddy is stuck on an Skylake i3, I was thinking he could have my 8600k. However, I'm seeing 8600k's selling used for the same price I bought it new almost 2 years ago... I was originally thinking something around 200 for the two of them, but that seems WAY off. Not too bothered about the money aspect, but obviously I want to get something back on what I bought without ripping off my friend. The board is a Z370 Prime-A, which I can see going for around $80-100 which is around £70, what I was expecting. The CPU however is throwing me off. Would something like £250 be reasonable?
  3. Connor Price

    Ryzen 3700X VS i7-9700k - Workstation

    The only workload I'd suggest staying away from AMD for is Premiere Pro since Adobe products are heavily optimised for Intel and in Premiere Pro's case, quicksync. And that's only for heavy Premiere Pro workloads. For occasional use, the 3700x will do you just fine, albeit rendering will be slower than a 9700k. For pretty much any other workload, AMD is the go to at this point. I'd even recommend the 3700x over the 9700k for gaming as well. It's cheaper and performs the same if not better in the majority of games.
  4. Connor Price

    My rtx 2060 is only reaching 10% usage in games

    You say you're running a 650w PSU, what kind is it? A 650w PSU should be plenty for a 1600 and a 2060 however if it's not a good unit I highly doubt you'll be getting the advertised 650w, which could cause issues.
  5. Connor Price

    Vega...worth it at this point?

    I would suggest a 5700 or a 5700XT unless you can get a Vega card on a good deal. Buying a new one at near MSRP is just not worth it after the release of the new Navi cards. Vega is a 2 year old architecture at this point and Navi is brand new, meaning Navi has a long way to go in terms of driver improvements and optimisations. AMD always tend to botch initial drivers (although Navi drivers don't seem as bad as initial Vega drivers) so performance tends to improve after a few months and the Navi cards are already very competitive against the 2060 Super and the 2070 Super.
  6. Connor Price

    New GPU

    For that budget your only real NEW options for 1440p 144hz would be a 2060 or the new 5700 from AMD which will be releasing next month. They won't be getting you 144fps in every title though. For that you'd need to be stepping up to a 2070 or a 5700 XT at the least. If you don't mind going the used route, a used 1080 or Vega 64 would do the job at 1440p as well but for a little less money. Personally, I'd go for a new option myself.
  7. Connor Price

    Quake 2 RTX

    987 FPS down to 12 FPS. Jesus. Considering this is only a 1060, that's actually not too bad when you compare it to the 90 fps a 2080 Ti gets at 1080p, a $1200 card and is designed from the ground up for ray tracing support. Still shows how we have a decent way to go before we can implement ray tracing fully.
  8. Connor Price

    First time building, looking at AMD?

    Pretty much as _d0nut has said, it would be better to wait it out for a month. Going from what we already know about Ryzen 3000 and Navi etc, I'd go for a Ryzen 5 3600 and then either a 5700XT or something like an RTX 2070 for a great start into PC gaming. That combination should last you a good few years of playing at 1440p.
  9. Connor Price

    Another budget rgb keyboard thread

    Yeah just looked it up myself and edited my post to say that they're Gaterons. As for the keycaps, that does suck. I guess OP could just replace them with a custom set at some point if he wanted to if he's set on the Apex.
  10. Connor Price

    Another budget rgb keyboard thread

    Oh really? Must admit I don't know too much about those switches. Looked it up and the Apex board has QX2 switches which seem to be made by Gateron. I doubt they have the same issues as the previous switch. @f2bacon You should be good. As I mentioned in the response to seon123, the Apex board uses newer QX2 switches made by Gateron. I'd assume the quality of them would be pretty good considering i's Gateron.
  11. Connor Price

    Another budget rgb keyboard thread

    Yeah blues can be pretty loud switches. The SteelSeries board has their own custom switches which are quiet, but linear. So if the nice tactility of the blues is what you're after I'd suggest a different board with maybe brown switches as a nice in between. Personally, I'm not the biggest fan of browns aside from the Gateron Browns I have in my Anne Pro which I find to be pretty good.
  12. Connor Price

    Should i upgrade my cpu or gpu?

    If you HAVE to get one right now, I would personally go the CPU route. Whether it's CPU or GPU you upgrade first, you're going to be heavily bottlenecked so if I were you I'd wait until you can afford to do both at the same sort of time.
  13. Connor Price

    Visually Breathtaking Games

    Minecraft with shaders. jk. The new Assassins Creed games look fantastic, Far Cry 5 and New Dawn, Doom and Shadow Warrior 2 look quite nice.
  14. Connor Price

    Another budget rgb keyboard thread

    @noxdeouroboros Whoops, didn't see that my bad. @f2bacon The CoolerMaster MasterKeys S is a good board for the price (usually around 80-100) but unfortunately the TKL seems to be unavailable on Amazon atm. The SteelSeries Apex is under $100 currently and is a TKL with RGB. You could also look at some of Drevo's offerings as they're usually pretty good price wise.
  15. Connor Price

    Another budget rgb keyboard thread

    What kind of budget are you looking at? There's a few decent budget boards around. The MagicForce 68 is fantastic for the price although I'm not too sure if they offer a true RGB version.
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