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Elfalot

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  1. Unfortunately since the EX950 stock seems to have dried up or increased in price so I chose the Kingston A2000. Would it be more worth it to buy a 512Gb and maybe just add a SSD later if needed? I was thinking of a BarraCuda 510 500GB its a high-tier @ 158 from ShoppingExpress. And SE orders with Seagate drives have free shipping (save about $12) and a $30 evoucher promo (a few choices). So ends up costing about $116. Basically halve capacity for price and performance. More a curiosity, but I was reviewing the SSD tier list and I was wondering since the Kingston A2000 is a ranked as 'budget' NVMe and the Crucial MX500 is ranked 'High-end' SATA how do they compare? Would the Kingston A2000 still out perform it since its NVMe?
  2. Ive purchased a 3700X for 445 (about 50-70 less than other places on pcpartpicker) from amazon au, do you think the Dark rock 4 still be suitable?
  3. What about a cars like the Asus GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 8 GB STRIX GAMING OC? I saw it for $1439 on sale (saw it too late and the deal ended) but a quick lookup makes it looks interesting about 1499 other places.
  4. Any particular reason why you suggested that EVGA card? That card seems scarce atm (in Aus) and I am wondering if getting a similar card from EVGA would be the way to go. While I thought it might be a option to buy one I'm hoping the B550 release will make the B450 boards drop (at least during mid year sales). Also I thought going with the tomahawk as I read in passing it has better rvm's although the Mortar Max on review sounds very good but stock has been inconsistent with retailers. And now after some thought and reviews I feel like I'm torn between the Fractal Design Meshify C and the Phanteks Eclipse P400A Airflow D-RGB Tempered Glass Black (and I guess the MetallicGear Neo G Mid because cheap & RGB). Unfortunately newegg shipping kills that low price for the Meshify, next cheapest being $189 @Umart/PCCG) & the P400A is $159@PCCG. What were your reasons for the Meshify? and would you still recoomend over the P400A? Also looking at a 3700X, 16G G.skill NEO and, a kingston a2000 1tb PCPartPicker Part List: https://au.pcpartpicker.com/list/gsqBRk CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($519.00 @ Shopping Express) CPU Cooler: be quiet! Dark Rock 4 CPU Cooler ($119.00 @ PCCaseGear) Motherboard: MSI B450M MORTAR MAX Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($179.00 @ Shopping Express) Memory: G.Skill Trident Z Neo 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL16 Memory ($191.40 @ Newegg Australia) Storage: Kingston A2000 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($188.00 @ Shopping Express) Storage: Seagate BarraCuda 4 TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($159.00 @ Shopping Express) Video Card: MSI GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 8 GB GAMING X TRIO Video Card ($1398.00 @ Shopping Express) Case: Phanteks Eclipse P400A Digital ATX Mid Tower Case ($159.00 @ PCCaseGear) Power Supply: Super Flower Leadex III Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($179.00 @ PCCaseGear) Monitor: LG 27GL850-B 27.0" 2560x1440 144 Hz Monitor ($793.00 @ Device Deal) Total: $3884.40 Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-06-11 22:51 AEST+1000
  5. The LG UltraGear 27GL850 seems like a great option, is listed on few other sites for about $800 maybe less. Black levels / Brightness seem to be the only sore spot with it. Anyone in Australia what’s been your experience with monitors being shipped, would paying extra for cover be worth it? Some sites where I looked at this monitor didn’t have insure/cover options for shipping. I will be going for 16Gig Gig Switch to a Kingston A2000 1 TB Super Flower Leadex III Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply is this comparable to the Corsair RM650x as the cheaper price makes it a good alternative The EVGA card looks like an interesting but appears to be limited availability, was there a particular reason to recommend it? I am considering the 3700X. I mainly went 3600 as it seems like the consensus is the extra cost is okay if productivity is a big focus Added Seagate barracuda 4tb. Any issue/ suggestions with it? Case still not decided, the listed one is a place holder for now. (but it does look nice) After some confused tinkering (which site has this in stock, better price, shipping, where’s that tab) I think this might be close to final set up, not all sites appear to have eofy sales active yet, I used override on parts pcpart picker due to stock issues PCPartPicker Part List: https://au.pcpartpicker.com/list/zPTNwh CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($299.00 @ Centre Com) CPU Cooler: be quiet! Dark Rock 4 CPU Cooler ($119.00 @ PCCaseGear) Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard ($215.00 @ Shopping Express) Memory: G.Skill Trident Z Neo 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL16 Memory ($199.00 @ Shopping Express) Storage: Kingston A2000 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($208.00 @ Shopping Express) Storage: Seagate BarraCuda 4 TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($159.00 @ Shopping Express) Video Card: MSI GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 8 GB GAMING X TRIO Video Card ($1398.00 @ Shopping Express) Case: Metallic Gear Neo G ATX Mid Tower Case ($119.00 @ PCCaseGear) Power Supply: Super Flower Leadex III Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($169.00 @ PCCaseGear) Total: $2885.00 Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-06-05 17:26 AEST+1000 PLUS LG UltraGear 27GL850 27" 144Hz QHD $ 793 @ Device Deal some shipping costs Total ~$3800
  6. I haven’t built a PC for several years now (Intel Core i5-4570K no oc currently, 16Gig Ram, radeon 7950, 500 Gig Samsung ssd). Hadn’t really had enough money to feel comfortable splashing out on a PC and I’ve been considering it for a few years now. And while the next gen of consoles is just around the corner I’m hoping to get back into PC gaming with older games at higher res/perf and newer ones at a decent level also a bit of a hope that down the line I can do some VR stuff too. End of financial year sale should be starting soon so thought now would be good time to save a bit on a build. Budget: Hoping for max $3000 AUD for PC. Also maybe $500 more for monitor. Might be willing and able to bump it up if needed. Country: Australia. Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for: There are some older games I want to crank up and I’m looking forward to some of the new and coming games (Cyberpunk2077 for example) even if not at max settings (be nice though). 1440P @ 120Hz would be great. Other details: Reusing G19 Keyboard G9 Mouse – Might want to replace this 5.1 Logitech - Speakers PCPartPicker Part List: https://au.pcpartpicker.com/list/BNCLgJ CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($299.00 @ PCCaseGear) Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard ($239.00 @ PCCaseGear) Memory: G.Skill Trident Z Neo 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 CL16 Memory ($399.00 @ PCCaseGear) Storage: ADATA XPG SX6000 Pro 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($269.00 @ PCCaseGear) Video Card: MSI GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 8 GB GAMING X TRIO Video Card ($1479.00 @ PCCaseGear) Case: Metallic Gear Neo G ATX Mid Tower Case ($119.00 @ PCCaseGear) Power Supply: Corsair RM (2019) 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($199.00 @ PCCaseGear) Total: $3003.00 Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-06-03 18:06 AEST+1000 PCCaseGear wont have this case back until July so either get it late or get Metallic Gear Neo Mid Case Black $109 Phanteks Enthoo Pro M Tempered Glass Specail Edition $ 19 *I mainly set it to PCCaseGear as savings on multiple purchases will be offset on shipping although specials/deals may change that. Also used them before with success. For the build Im looking for recommendations on a 27" 1440p monitor @120hz I would like some controllable RGB elements. The 1tb SSD is preferred but NVME is not mandatory (a HDD for storage will be in use.) The 32Gig of ram is mainly because browsers eat memory but it’s not a must, if tighter timings or value for money is too low I guess 16 will do. I’m thinking a better cooler might be warranted for noise and general longevity of the CPU. Will the 2080 super be bottle necked by the 3600 for a gaming PC? I only occasionally dabble in things like editing (HD at most at a pinch) so not a focus. I don’t stream. Do you think the newer B550 boards be a consideration in this time frame?
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