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  • CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 3800X @4.5GHz
  • Motherboard
    MSI MEG X570 ACE
  • RAM
    G.Skill Trident Z Neo DDR4-3600 64Gb
  • GPU
    Asus ROG Strix Gaming OC 2080Ti
  • Case
    Azza Hurrican 2000
  • Storage
    2x 1TB ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro
  • PSU
    Corsair RMX850W
  • Display(s)
    2x Dell S2716DGR
  1. lol scratch this, I'm dumb. Might as well get the Fractal Design Meshify S2, same aesthetic, but a bit bigger with better radiator options. Does anyone have any thoughts around whether the Meshify S2 is worth the extra $60 over the Meshify C?
  2. Hi all, I recently rebuilt my old college PC and replaced everything but the case, but now I'm thinking about replacing the case, too. My current case is the Azza Hurrican 2000 which is a freaking monster, the quad 230mm fans and quad 120mm fans keep temperatures low, but it's also big, heavy, and loud. I figure I could probably get quieter, non-molex fans, or molex to 3 pin adapters, but meh. I'm leaning towards the Black Fractal Design Meshify C, but have a couple things I want to double check on first. It says that it can support a max GPU length of 315mm with front fan mounted and up to a 360mm radiator mounted in front. Could my 305 mm graphics card fit with a front mounted 360mm radiator (I don't have a particular AIO in mind)?
  3. Was just over at Best Buy looking at monitors and managed to pick up a 3800x for $339 (they had at listed at the wrong price, lucky me!!) I ended up grabbing a couple Dell S2716DGR monitors which I may end up returning, but they seem halfway decent. I'll end up looking for a bigger monitor to go between them, any recommendations?
  4. True, but I can live with $40 for a higher clock and more overclocking room. It's not going to be purely a gaming PC if that helps matters, I'm also going to be using it for work and some video/photo editing and CAD, too. Also, overkill is underrated Wait, will the old 212+ still fit?? I figured going from an AM3+ to an AM4 socket would make it so the old cooler wouldn't fit anymore. A second 2080ti isn't out of the question once 8K projectors come down in price a bit.
  5. I'm thinking that I may end up going with this initially, may add more memory, another M.2, and water cooling eventually. Will probably end up reusing the existing case for sentimentality reasons (and because I think it looks sick) as well as the old SSDs and HDD. PCPartPicker Part List Type Item Price CPU AMD Ryzen 7 3800X 3.9 GHz 8-Core Processor $373.43 @ Amazon CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $34.49 @ Amazon Motherboard MSI MEG X570 ACE ATX AM4 Motherboard $339.99 @ Amazon Memory G.Skill Trident Z Neo 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory $179.99 @ Amazon Storage ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $148.99 @ Amazon Video Card Asus GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB ROG Strix Gaming OC Video Card $1279.00 @ B&H Case Azza Hurrican 2000R ATX Full Tower Case Power Supply Corsair RMx (2018) 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $129.99 @ Best Buy Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts Total $2485.88 Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-01-03 11:04 EST-0500 Thoughts?
  6. Ok awesome, that's what I was thinking. Thanks!
  7. Makes sense, I don't do a huge amount of stuff that saturates my CPU right now (except opening Google Chrome XD) Seems like a waste at first to go from an 8 core 3.6 GHz CPU to another 8 core 3.6 GHz CPU, but max supported memory and memory speeds are roughly 3-4 fucktons more than they used to be. Does the Ryzen need to be water cooled? Will it run much hotter than the FX-8150 CPU I'm using now?
  8. Ah good point, no it's silver and probably a good 7 years old. $3k USD, not including monitor, as it may eventually end up getting connected to my 4k projector (but maybe not) Asides from price, any reason to go for Ryzen 7 over an i9-10980XE? The 10980 seems pretty insane for $1k. Ignore that, meant the AMD Ryzen 9 3950X. Are modern games not able to take full advantage of the extra cores?
  9. That was more of just a for instance, budget is really anything less than $3k ish Not gonna lie, #3 made me lol, might be my new favorite comment. As for #4, does that include the PSU? 850W should be enough for modern hardware, no?
  10. Hello and happy new year! I'm looking to upgrade my good ol' everyday PC into more of a true gaming rig and want to figure out what I can keep and what should be upgraded. My goal is to be able to max out any game at 120+ FPS on a 1440p monitor (any recommendations on new monitor?). Current build: CPU - AMD FX-8150 Zambezi 8-Core 3.6 GHz Socket AM3+ 125W FD8150FRGUBOX CPU Cooler - Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus MOBO - ASUS Sabertooth 990FX AM3+ AMD 990FX + SB950 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard RAM - G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) GPU - XFX Double D Radeon HD 6950 HD-695X-CDFC 2GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PSU - Corsair HX Professional Series 850-Watt 80 Plus Certified Power Supply (CMPSU-850HX) SSD - 2x Crucial M4 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal SSD (CT128M4SSD2) HDD - 1x Western Digital Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Case - Azza HURRICAN 2000 Full Tower Budget is flexible, if I can get the performance I want by just getting a 2080 TI and 32 GB of DDR3 1866 then awesome, if I need to upgrade to something like Threadripper and a new Motherboard then slightly less awesome, but yay M.2? As far as actual numbers, budget is $3k ish. Any thoughts would be much appreciated.