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  1. I pretty much already have a fully researched and planned build, I did it about 2 weeks in advance. From today, is it worth it to still wait for the "official" Black Friday/Cyber Monday?
  2. Hello there! So I'm still picking parts for my 1400€ gaming PC. This time I'm bothering you all because I plan on ordering all compontents on cyber monday/black friday. I've never ordered anything on these events though, and so I have no idea what to expect. How great are the general deals? What are some more specific parts you would expect to go on sale more extremely? Once again, ask anything you need to know!
  3. Essentially, I should get one with good thermal performance and noise levels and overclock it myself + rather a better chipset than worse but more expensive one. Got it. Thanks a lot! On that note, have a nice night gentlemen!
  4. So I've been picking parts for my 1400€ (in Germany, that is) gaming rig lately. Now I don't know a lot about PC hardware, so I've been wondering what the different manufacturers of graphics cards change when keeping the same chipset (like Gigabyte, Asus etc.). The most expensive graphics card with the same chipset can easily triple the price of the cheapest ones. What are the differences here? Is it worth for example buying an expensive RTX 2060 SUPER / 2070 rather than a normal 2070 SUPER? What do I need to pay attention to on the data sheets? Are cards that ship overclocked worth paying more money for? Or might it even theoretically be better to SLI two cheaper chipsets rather than one expensive one (E.g. 2x GTX 1660Ti rather than 1x RTX 2070 SUPER, because money spent is almost never proportional to the graphics card test score)?
  5. What do you mean by that? The 3700X is a good bit more expensive than the 3600. I'm not sure how that saves me more money on my GPU. On that topic though, what's the optimal percentage of budget spent on the GPU in a gaming PC? Edit: Okay I get it now, I misread that sentence. Thanks a lot!
  6. So, I'm currently still picking parts for my 1400€ gaming PC. I don't know a lot about PC parts, but I do know that currently AMD is killing it with their CPUs. Is there any point to go for a similarly priced intel CPU rather than a Ryzen 5 3600 for gaming?
  7. It's a bit on the more expensive side at 200€ in Germany, is there maybe another a bit cheaper alternative? A friend of mine has got an ASRock Phantom Gaming 4, but I don't how good it is. Greetings, L. F.
  8. Well, as you know, there's boxed versions and tray versions of CPUs, boxed versions coming with a cooler and tray version without a cooler. The website that I'm currently looking at, the tray version costs 194€ and the boxed version costs 195€. That's only 1€ for a CPU cooler (And a shiny sticker, yay!)
  9. I'm currently at it picking parts for my first PC. Is the Wraith Stealth that comes with the Ryzen 5 3600 boxed good enough? With the boxed version often costing only 1€ more, I'd love to save some money here. Ask anything you need to know! Greetings, L. F.
  10. Hey there! I have the 3.1 from a German website called Geizhals, it's usually reliable but sometimes a bit inaccurate. Otherwise, thanks for the detailed information! I don't know that much about PC parts so every bit of information helps. Memory kit is currently Patriot Viper 4 Blackout 16 GB DDR4-3200 and PSU be quiet! System Power 9 500 W 80+ Bronze Certified Power supply (whatever that means). I haven't really put a lot of thought in either, for the memory I just rolled with something affordable that's okay in specs and for the PSU something that exceeds the pcpartpicker estimated wattage by about 50-100W and that's high enough on the price scale so it's likely it's not gonna kill me. I've been told my PSU isn't designed for mid tier PCs, but I don't really understand how that would show if the wattage and cooling is fine. Additionally, I don't mind if it's not modular, I'll take it but I wouldn't pay extra for it. My budget is about 1400€, by the way. Greetings, L. F. Quick edit: I live in Germany.
  11. Right! So I'm currently picking parts for my first ever gaming PC. For me, loading times are one of the most crucial part of the experience, so I decided to go for SSD only. Therefore, I picked a Sabrent Rocket NVMe SSD with its beautiful 3450 MB/s read and 3000MB/s write to go along with my Ryzen 5 3600 and graphics card (that's not quite fixed yet, depending on the cyber monday prices somewhere from RTX 2060 Super to RTX 2070 Super). But here's the issue: I'd like 2TB of storage, the Sabrent Rocket 1TB is available for about 120€, the Sabrent Rocket 2TB for about 300€. So to save money and help dissipate heat better, I've decided to buy 2x Sabrent Rocket 1TB rather than 1x Sabrent Rocket 2TB. Now that's all perfect, but in case Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals are not as good as I hope, I need to save some money so I can still afford a good graphics card. Currently, I picked a Gigabyte X570 Gaming X which has 2 M.2 PCIe 4.0 x4 slots (if my datasheet is indeed correct). I now need an alternative AM4 motherboard that features 2x M.2 PCIe 3.1 (or newer) x4 slots. Does anyone know an affordable and good choice? Is this even a good idea in the first place? Last of all, do M.2 SSDs require cooling or is the airflow of the Fractal Design Meshify C case enough? Ask anything you need to know! Greetings, L. F.
  12. I see! How does the orientation manifest in the PSU? It's obvious with the SSD, but what are the differences between an entry level and more expensive PSUs? Greetings, L. F.
  13. Hey there, Thanks a lot for the reply! I like what you did here, but I have a few questions: What was wrong with the power supply I picked? It's about 20€ cheaper, the HDD you picked is 60€ and the SSD is 120€, all of that put together I'd only be 20€ away from the 2TB SSD I had before. (Or, in theory, only 40€ away from 2 of the Sabrent Rocket 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive you put in and their 3450r/3000w goodness [if I had 2 M.2 slots, of course]!) Secondly, is the B450 motherboard going to work out of the box with the Ryzen 5 3600? I don't have another CPU I can put in there to update the bios or something. Thirdly, will the B450 chipset impair the performance of the CPU? I made up my mind with the case by the way. I'm gonna go for the clear tempered glass because it works best with indirect lighting. A friend of mine coded an awesome programme that controls LEDs by reading the CPU utilisation and changing the colours accordingly anywhere from blue to red, so I plan on putting in some LED strips myself. Greetings, L.F.
  14. Hello there! So I've been working on my first gaming PC build lately and I'm not sure what I could change. I don't know a lot about PC parts, so I've come to ask for ratings and suggestions. Some basic info: 1. Budget & Location I live in Germany and I'm looking to spend somewhere between 1300 to 1400€ (I'm going to order at black friday/cyber monday for maximum performance per euro) 2. Aim The rig should be able to run newer games on high settings, if possible on a WQHD monitor as well as run a browser on another FHD monitor. Besides that it should be able to run basic office apps like Word (which I would guess isn't really too much of a problem). I do want to play some CPU intensive games though, like Arma III or Squad. 3. Monitors As I already mentioned, I'd like to run two monitors and stay at two if possible. They're 60FPS 1080p ones, but I might get one 1080p and one 1440p instead (the 1440p one for games, the 1080p one for browsing) 5. Why are you upgrading? It's kinda obvious, I'm currently running a GTX 950 and an AMD FX-6300 Six Core Processor along with DDR3 RAM. It seems to progressively get slower and slower as the 2TB hard drive fills to a point where I get something about 45FPS on minecraft. I had to unmount the sidepanel so it doesn't crash from lacking thermal performance. Windows is getting a bit sad with some graphics glitching and just booting up the PC and getting logged in with discord autostarting can take from anywhere from 5 up to 15 minutes. At least I've got a Windows license, mouse, keyboard and headset already. Here's my latest pcpartpicker config: PCPartPicker Part List Type Item Price CPU AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor €203.89 @ Mindfactory Motherboard Gigabyte X570 GAMING X ATX AM4 Motherboard €180.99 @ Amazon Deutschland Memory Patriot Viper 4 Blackout 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory €73.98 @ Amazon Deutschland Storage Intel 660p Series 2.048 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive €228.33 @ Amazon Deutschland Video Card Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER 8 GB WINDFORCE OC Video Card €432.90 @ Alza Case Fractal Design Meshify C ATX Mid Tower Case €96.89 @ Alternate Power Supply be quiet! System Power 9 500 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply €53.99 @ Amazon Deutschland Monitor BenQ GL2580H 24.5" 1920x1080 60 Hz Monitor €115.90 @ Amazon Deutschland Monitor BenQ GL2580H 24.5" 1920x1080 60 Hz Monitor €115.90 @ Amazon Deutschland Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts Total €1502.77 Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-17 11:48 CET+0100 I'm especially unsure about two things: Number one is whether I should get the case with a tinted or normal tempered glass side panel, and number two is whether or not the price of a WQHD monitor with a proper reaction time will drop in price enough so I can afford it. Rate my build and give suggestions! Thank you in advance! L. F.