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Dxg1997

Tax time upgrades...

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Posted · Original PosterOP

So, I've been meaning to upgrade, but haven't had the budget.

Currently running

CPU: AMD FX-8350

MoBo: MSI 970A-G43 (garbage tier, built on a budget, wouldn't recommend for any kind of overclocking)

Ram: G.Skill Sniper X 1666 mHz 24 gb

GFX: MSi Gaming X GTX 1070

Case: Phanteks P400S TG Silent Edition

Cooler: Cooler Master Nepton 120XL

 

My card/board are on the fritz. Not sure which, plugged the 1070 into a micro atx server PC I have and couldn't get video out of the card. Took car to a local shop, he plugged it into his test bench and it all worked fine. We'll chaulk that up to user error for now. 

I plan on upgrading my entire pc, but I'm wondering if I should just use my current graphics card.

Planning on going with

CPU: Ryzen 7 2700X, will be overclocking

MoBo: Msi X470 Gaming Pro Carbon

Ram: 32 gb of G.Skill Trident Z RGB at 3600 mHz

GFX: MSI RTX 2080 Gaming X Trio

Case: Deep Cool Gamer Storm New Ark 90SE

Cooler: Deep Cool Gamer Storm Captain 240EX

 

My main question is, is it worth it to upgrade to an RTX 2080 versus my current GTX 1070? 

 

Are there any other compatibility issues I'm missing? 

 

Will this system be able to run crysis? 😜

 

I want a badass system right off the bat, considering I've pieced my current one together from sales over the years.

 

First time messing with Ryzen, and I love AMD so don't try and sell me on an Intel system please!

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, Dxg1997 said:

So it's safe to say getting Ray tracing is worth it as well too?

cant tell right now. only 2 games have rtx support. only a few have dlss support. 

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What monitor are you using? That is a big factor in choosing a gpu.


CPU: Intel Core i7-3770 with BeQuiet Pure Rock Slim // RAM: Kingston HyperX Blu 16GB DDR3 1600mhz CL9 // GPU: Gigabyte Gaming RX 580 4GB// Motherboard: Gigabyte Ga-B75m-D3H Rev 1.1 // PSU: Seasonic G550 Gold 80+ // Storage: 2 X 1TB Western Digital Blue | 128 GB Geil Zenith A3 SSD | Asus DVD/CD optical drive // Monitor: Samsung S22D300 21.5" 1080p 60Hz 5ms, Dell 27" 75Hz 3ms Freesync // Peripherals: Logitech MK270 | Linksys AC1200 USB wifi | Kingston HyperX Cloud Core headset 

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11 hours ago, Dxg1997 said:

@Spudbilly I've got a 28 inch Acer 4k as primary. As well as a 24 inch 1080p Acer as my secondary

60hz on the primary? Gsync?


CPU: Intel Core i7-3770 with BeQuiet Pure Rock Slim // RAM: Kingston HyperX Blu 16GB DDR3 1600mhz CL9 // GPU: Gigabyte Gaming RX 580 4GB// Motherboard: Gigabyte Ga-B75m-D3H Rev 1.1 // PSU: Seasonic G550 Gold 80+ // Storage: 2 X 1TB Western Digital Blue | 128 GB Geil Zenith A3 SSD | Asus DVD/CD optical drive // Monitor: Samsung S22D300 21.5" 1080p 60Hz 5ms, Dell 27" 75Hz 3ms Freesync // Peripherals: Logitech MK270 | Linksys AC1200 USB wifi | Kingston HyperX Cloud Core headset 

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RAM prices are down a bit, but why do you want 32gb? I haven't been able to use more than about 12gb with a game running on top of about 30 Chrome tabs, music player, and torrent client uploading and downloading all at once.


HEDT: i9 7960x @ 5.0 gHz, 64GB @ 3200mHz G.Skill Trident-Z CL14 DDR4, 2x Nvidia Titan RTX NVLink SLI, Corsair AX1600i, Samsung 960 Pro 2TB OS/apps, Samsung 850 EVO 4TB media, Asus PG348Q monitor, Razer Huntsman Elite keyboard, Razer Mamba Elite mouse

Mainstream desktop: i9 9900k @ 5.3 gHz, 32GB @ 3200mHz G.Skill Trident-Z CL14 DDR4, Nvidia Titan RTX, Corsair HX1000i, Samsung 960 Pro 1TB, Asus PG279QZ monitor, Asus ROG Claymore keyboard, Speedlink Omnivi Core mouse
Laptop: Razer Blade early 2017 7700hq model, swapped in Samsung 960 Pro 1TB, Intel 8265 Wifi, repasted with Grizzly Kryonaut, thermal pad swap to Fujipoly Extreme XR-m pads

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Posted · Original PosterOP

@Spudbilly yes, 60hz on primary, with freesync. It's a CB281HK

 

@Kalm_Traveler1 mostly because seeing 4 RGB ram sticks would be awesome, and I tend to play Minecraft and let it eat most of my ram to load chunks miles ahead of me, with shaders and such

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31 minutes ago, Dxg1997 said:

@Spudbilly yes, 60hz on primary, with freesync. It's a CB281HK

 

@Kalm_Traveler1 mostly because seeing 4 RGB ram sticks would be awesome, and I tend to play Minecraft and let it eat most of my ram to load chunks miles ahead of me, with shaders and such

The 2080 would handle 4k 60fps much better. 


CPU: Intel Core i7-3770 with BeQuiet Pure Rock Slim // RAM: Kingston HyperX Blu 16GB DDR3 1600mhz CL9 // GPU: Gigabyte Gaming RX 580 4GB// Motherboard: Gigabyte Ga-B75m-D3H Rev 1.1 // PSU: Seasonic G550 Gold 80+ // Storage: 2 X 1TB Western Digital Blue | 128 GB Geil Zenith A3 SSD | Asus DVD/CD optical drive // Monitor: Samsung S22D300 21.5" 1080p 60Hz 5ms, Dell 27" 75Hz 3ms Freesync // Peripherals: Logitech MK270 | Linksys AC1200 USB wifi | Kingston HyperX Cloud Core headset 

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On 2/16/2019 at 10:33 AM, Dxg1997 said:

So it's safe to say getting Ray tracing is worth it as well too?

 

You'll be paying the early adopter tax, however at the same time there are very few new features on the scale of RTX that have been a complete flop and they are the best performing cards on the market.  So you just have to decide if you are happy to pay premium dollars right now.


QuicK and DirtY. Read the CoC it's like a guide on how not to be moron.  Also I don't have an issue with the VS series.

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On 2/15/2019 at 11:45 PM, Dxg1997 said:

GFX: MSi Gaming X GTX 1070

 

No need to upgrade that.

So I'd sugesst to buy a good PSU instead.

Like Be quiet Straight Power 11, Bitfenix Whisper M. Something like that.

 

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Planning on going with

CPU: Ryzen 7 2700X, will be overclocking

MoBo: Msi X470 Gaming Pro Carbon

Ram: 32 gb of G.Skill Trident Z RGB at 3600 mHz

No idea about the Board.

But you should read up on Ryzen Overclocking as that is completely different...


So what you really want to look for is a Motherboard that supports "P-State Overclocking", wich isn't that much.

As for the Memory: 3600MHz might be not that easy on Ryzen.

 

IIRC Asrock Taichi supports it.

 

As for CPU/Board: I have bad news, its rumored that the Ryzen 3000nm in 7nm might be released on 7.7.2019...

Wich means that you might want to save on the CPU a bit and go for either a 2600 or 2600X instead and save the money for GPU and CPU for that.

NAVI is also said to be released around that time.

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Cooler: Deep Cool Gamer Storm Captain 240EX

I ain't no fan of AIO Water Coolers because they tend to break it seems.

Thus either a Noctua NH-D15 or be quiet Dark Rock PRO 4 would be my choice.

 

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My main question is, is it worth it to upgrade to an RTX 2080 versus my current GTX 1070? 

Your GPU is already pretty nice. So I'd want to try it with that first before upgrading...

 

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First time messing with Ryzen, and I love AMD so don't try and sell me on an Intel system please!

Why not go full AMD then? ;)

Radeon 7 is a bit early to get right now though...

 

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So it's safe to say getting Ray tracing is worth it as well too?

Right now it is not, as we don't know much about it and its not really used anyway.

And, as always, the first implementations are usually really shit.


So I'd miss out on that, keep the GPU you have and just lay back and wait. 

Maybe you update the GPU in Summer/Fall, when Navi is out?


"Hell is full of good meanings, but Heaven is full of good works"

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Posted · Original PosterOP

So it seems I may just wait on the gpu and if I don't like how my 1070 does I'll sell it and get a 2080. 

 

@Stefan Payne I actually have a pretty good power supply already. It's an EVGA Supernova NEX750B. I've also been running my Cooler Master Nepton non stop for years and never had an issue. 

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1 hour ago, Dxg1997 said:

I actually have a pretty good power supply already. It's an EVGA Supernova NEX750B. 

Sadly that's a rather bad PSU based on a Design, that was shitty when it came out back in 2005 or so...

Its based on a similar design thatn eh old be quiet Straight Power - E5 and E6 version from back in the day...

 

Here Pictures:

https://www.ozeros.com/2015/02/review-fuentes-de-poder-evga-600b-y-nex750b-supernova/3/

 

It doesn't have independant regulation of the voltages. 12V and 5V is regulated together, so high load on 12V and low on 5V might make one or the other rail go out of spec...

 

In short: Its NOT a good PSU: Many EVGA PSU are not good.

And only because a "reputable" brand is on the label, doesn't make it good.


"Hell is full of good meanings, but Heaven is full of good works"

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I have no idea where you came up with 2005 because I bought it shortly after release in 2014 and it's been a fantastic power supply ever since. It's gone through an EVGA 8800 GTS, EVGA GTX 750ftw, and now powering my MSI GTX 1070, it's been an absolute tank through it all, running for sometimes weeks on end. If I were to get another psu for some reason it's going to be another EVGA because of the success I've had with this "cheap bad" power supply. I don't see the point in buying a be quiet one from a company that specialized in fans. Not to mention it would be nice if I could read anything on that link you posted 

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