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  1. You think the CPU will show its age faster than the GPU? My last rig is still running on its original CPU but onto its second GPU as it could no longer sustain acceptable quality in modern games. I wasn't stating that a 2080Ti Super (if there were ever to be such a card) would be 20% faster, I was using it as an example of if the performance was gained at the other end (with the potential loss of up-to 20% if you use a 2080Ti in a 2.0 x4 lane) it would be a grate improvement, so loosing it due to a saturated PCIe port would be just as relevant. On checking the Elgato is 2.0 x4 with a latch that engages the locking mechanism on the lane (for some reason I though it had connectors all the way up to the latch) and the soundcard is only 1.0 x1 - I'll be honest, its been a long time since I'd opened up the side panel so I just assumed they occupied an entire full sized lane, my bad. Anyway, this is becoming derailed and we've started to digress from my initial question a fair bit.
  2. Personally for 2560x1440 at 144 refresh rate the only option is the 2080Ti, the super struggles to push enough FPS to take advantage of the high refresh rate when using ultra/high settings making it redundant (to be honest the 2080Ti also struggles in some games). Take a look at this video: Side-by-side comparison of the 2080 Super and 2080Ti, you want the second sent of results (not the 4k ones).
  3. If it was me I would look at it like this: Pure Performance: i9 9900k + 2080Ti Future Proofing: 3700X + 2080Ti + 3600 CL16 RAM There is no arguing that the 9900k beats the 3700X for pure gaming activity, so if this is your only requirement then you will be set with that and the 2080Ti for years to come at 2560 x 1440. (what refresh rate is your monitor btw?). My build that I'm currently piecing together is the "future proofing" option, as this allows the option to use the next gen Ryzen chips, meaning if you find the 3700X to not hit the mark you have some upgrade options. You'll also have PCIe 4.0 if you go down the route of the X570 MOB which although not really utilised today outside of NVMe storage I wouldn't be surprised if the 5xxx/6xxx Ti nVidia GPU will require PCIe 4.0 to get the best performance from it (current gen 2080Ti already saturate PCIe 3.0 x8 lanes, not sure what headroom the x16 offers but in a few years it might no longer be enough). Its always difficult when building a new system, as you want to get the best performance and longevity from the components you buy, I've opted for the 3700X but in the back of my mind I still have buyers remorce and think I should have waited for the 3900X to be back in stock or for the 3950X to see if that would be a better option... the other thing is there is always something new around the corner and if you wait you'll be waiting forever. The biggest issue is asking questions to enthusiast communities. In all honesty you could buy any combination of the above, take the 3000Mhz RAM, 9700k and 2080 Super combination, this is still pretty damn awesome and will give a great gaming experience at your 2560 x 1440 resolution.
  4. Well you are in luck because both Intel and AMD make great CPU's in this generation Which 1440p resolution are we talking - 2560 x 1440 (16:9 - Standard) or 3440 x 1440 (21:9 - Ultrawide)? Which GPU is it, the 2080 Super or the 2080Ti as there is a fair bit of difference between the two, to check you can look on the card itself, you could also right click on your desktop and open the nVidia Control Panel then click system information in the bottom left to get the GPU info finally you could open your wallet, if there's money left you bought the 2080 Super, if its just lint and moths you got the 2080 Ti (there are other ways to check but these are quick/easy enough). If your build is mainly gaming focused, then the i9 9900k is still top-dog for this single use, when it comes to gaming and streaming from the same rig you might find that the 9900k is no longer king and the crown goes to the 3900x (or soon to be released 3950x). So going on your needs and pure performance figures the 9900k is most likely the "best" CPU for your needs (the 3700k is a great CPU though and not a terrible purchase beating/matching the 9900k in a lot of areas outside of gaming). Unfortunately, the 1151 socket which the 9900k utilises is approaching end-of-life with Comet Lake (10th Gen) due to drop some time in the next 6 months, this will use a newer 1200 socket meaning that if you wanted to upgrade at a later date you will already have the best CPU available for your Motherboard meaning a larger upgrade would be required. You say you already own a cooler, out of curiosity how old is it? if its an AIO and beyond 5 years I'd still consider replacing it (do you have the correct adaptors/mountings to make it fit the CPU's you've listed?)? If you go the AMD route I would advise a RAM upgrade, 3600 CL16 seems to be the sweet spot and a lot of new kits like the G.Skill Trident Neo or Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro are "Ryzen Certified" so are better set out-of-the-box to pair with a Ryzen MOD and CPU. Good luck in picking your new components
  5. Yeah I was surprised that they were the same as a comparably sized SATA SSD, and the performance increase is huge. Hopefully it will be an adequate choice but like said, if I find it sluggish I can always look to upgrade next year. I would say it depends on the prive vs performance difference, AMD have somehow managed to slip the 3800X between the 3700x and 3900x which would seem like a strange place to have another SKU sit. So why have they made it then? surely at some point in the next 3-5 years we are going to see a requirement for PCIe 4.0 in mainstream hardware as we are already seeing the previous PCIe generations impede current generation GPU's (A 2080Ti saturates PCIe 3.0 x8 - sure its only by a small margin and we've still got x16 but wont this grow with the technological advancements over the next 5 years pushing the requirement of PCIe 4.0 forward to consumers??). PCIe 3.0 x8 and 2.0 imposes up to a 20% impedance on a 2080Ti depending on the lane used which is huge, if we flipped it the other way and said that a 2080Ti Super was a 20% performance increase over the existing 2080Ti it would be a home run. My current boards has 4 expansion slots full, if i dropped the network card I would need a board which supports 3 full sized lanes and then two m.2 for the SSD's Just checked out the Deepcool Captain, not a huge fan of the design with the exposed pipe on the main block, the Castle does look interesting though.
  6. Ah, they are the previous generation, I chose them because a standard 1TB SATA SSD costs the same (they are £100), so thought it would make more sense to go m.2 NVMe for the improved performance. I have no real reason to wait, the 3700x at £310 should meet my requirements for 4k video and photo editing (3900x is £560 - 3950x will be £650), if I'm honest the builds starting to creep beyond what I had initially budgeted (original build was supposed to be sub £2000). The reason on choosing the x570 was to offer some future-proofing as it should support Ryzen 4000 before they change the socket meaning I'll be able to look at a possible upgrade next year if I find that the 3700x isn't meeting my requirements as well as I would have liked. It will also offer PCIe 4.0 so if i decided to do a mid-cycle GPU upgrade (I expect to get 5-8 years from the build), we might be at a point where PCIe 4.0 is required for the 5xxx/6xxx Ti series nVidia GPUs so I'll be good-to-go without a motherboard upgrade. (I know its hard to future-proof but this seems to give the best possible solution). As far as motherboard features go, my current motherboard (z77 ASRock Fatality Professional) is pretty much full as far as rear IO USB goes (8 in use), I also have an additional Network Card (Intel), Elgato Capture Card, Soundblaster Sound Card and then my GPU, I could drop the Network Card but would need enough expansion to accommodate the above plus the 2 m.2 drives. I also have a SSD stack (4 x 2TB SATA) that I would like to move across as these are my main media drive for my production work. The Corsair H150i looks good, so does the NZXT for that matter - are there any 360 AIO's I should stay away from?
  7. Would you go for the -F or -E? Any particular reason why the Strix?
  8. SilverStone Strider 700w 80 Plus Titanium. Not sure what you mean??? Rig isn't for pure gaming, 3900x is out of stock everywhere. £200-400 range for the MOB // £100-150 for the cooler. Case is Lian Li O11 Dynamic. No specific RGB requirements. Happy to use any brand.
  9. Hey, I've finalised my Ryzen 3000 build but I'm a little unfamiliar with Motherboards and what I should be looking for when it comes to choosing a board for it. The components I've chosen so far are:- CPU: 3700X GPU: Gigabyte Aorus 2080Ti PSU: SilverStone 700w RAM: G.Skill Trident Neo 32GB 3600Mhz SSD: Sabrent Rocket 1TB x 2 Additionally, if anyone can recommend a cooler for the CPU that would be great :) Thanks a lot,
  10. Hey, Thanks for the reply, the montor type was mainly picked to keep things within budget and still get two reasonable sized displays, GSync monitors seem to be around 3 or 4 times the price so I wouldn’t be able to afford the two displays required if I went for one of them unfortunately (1 monitor will be for the console and the other for the stream). I think I’d be seriously struggling to build two computers within the budget, would two lower spec PC’s still give me enough performance for decent quality gaming and streaming? I did venture the idea of building it myself (I’m a little out of practice as my last home build was back in 2012), looking at pricing it would give around a £200-£250 saving depending where I purchase components so it might be a worthwhile project in building it myself. thanks for the replies so far
  11. Hey Hope everyone is having a good Monday. I’m looking for some advice in building a full streaming setup from scratch, I’ve got around £3k to spend total and this needs to incorporate everything except a desk and games consoles (I already have a desk / switch / PS4). I’m not entirely sure where to start but thought here would be a great place to ask since here is one of the more helpful communities So far I have the following put together: ESL UK Gaming PC - £1600 (i7 9700k / RTX 2070 8GB / 16GB RAM / 256GB-2TB SSD/HDD) Iiyama 27” Monitor x 2 - £320 Elgato HD60 Pro - £160 Blue Yeti Microphone - £100 Logitech Brio Webcam - £200 Razer Peripherals - £500 (Keyboard / Mouse / Headset) This leaves me a small amount leftover for any other things I might require. Does this seem to be everything covered or have I overlooked something? Would you change anything from my current list (if yes, what and why). Any and all input is welcome Thanks for taking the time to read this and I look forward to your replies. Rookie
  12. Hey, I’m hoping for some advice on building a Mobile/Desktop Gaming Setup based around a laptop with eGPU solution to replace my aging desktop (so I can take advantage of the portability when I need it and then “dock” the laptop when I want to have a little more GPU power). I currently own an Asus Strix GTX 980Ti so I’d be looking to use this within the enclosure and I’ve already got a 34” LG 3440x1440 Ultrawide Monitor to connect everything to (already got Astro a40’s, Razer Naga Epic Chroma, Tartarus v2 and Blackwidow Chroma v2 so no peripherals needed, also a Secret-Labs Omega chair so pretty much just looking at a Laptop and eGPU enclosure). Would anyone be able to recommend a laptop and eGPU enclosure to use for this new setup? I’ve got a budget of between £2000-£3000