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Posted · Original PosterOP

Budget (including currency): $1,000

Country: USA

Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for: Gaming, Streaming Movies & General use.

Other details: Currently using Air Cooling but may switch to liquid cooling (not included in budget)

I'm here looking for suggestions on what  ASRock Mobo, CPU, RAM combo with future proofing in mind.

Hardware kept from former PC:

Case: Thermaltake Core X9 ATX Desktop Case
Motherboard: <Replace with ASRock>
CPU: <Replace>
RAM: <Replace>

Video Card: ASRock Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB Taichi X OC+
Storage: 1TB SSD, 126GB SSD, 3TB HDD (2x)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 1000 P2 1000 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro French CDN - DVD 64-bit
Monitor: MSI Optix G32C4 31.5" 1920x1080 165 Hz Monitor

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5 minutes ago, VirtueAss said:

Video Card: ASRock Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB Taichi X OC+
Storage: 1TB SSD, 126GB SSD, 3TB HDD (2x)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 1000 P2 1000 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro French CDN - DVD 64-bit
Monitor: MSI Optix G32C4 31.5" 1920x1080 165 Hz Monitor

what do those parts add up to?

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Posted · Original PosterOP
5 minutes ago, Tom_nerd said:

may I ask, why AMD Radeon?

At the time of purchase it seemed like a good deal.
It was me dipping my toe back into the AMD market after decades of not buying any of their products following a bad experience.

 

4 minutes ago, Tom_nerd said:

what do those parts add up to?

Those parts aren't included in the budget. Budget is for the Mobo, CPU & Ram only.
They are listed as the hardware the mobo, cpu & ram will be working in conjunction with...

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INTEL:

Mobo:idk, I hate asrock.

CPU:10600k/10700k
Ram: at least 3000/3200 mhz
For listed use case single threaded performance is king. 10600k OC'd matches a 10900k for (almost?) all games.

AMD
ryzen 4000 around the corner, probably better price to performance options if you can wait for them. (if you can't a 3700x should be good with 3600mhz ram, but imo only asrocks high end boards are worth looking at, consider b450/550 msi and the gigabyte mobos with finned vrm heatsinks)


r5 3600 3.7GHz@1.0125v(0.975v get) | Noctua Nh l9x65 am4 | MSI b450i gaming ac | crucial ballistix 2x8 3600mhz|Zotac 2060 amp 1965mhz@900mv | 256GB Samsung 950 pro nvme | 1TB Adata su800 | 4TB HGST drive | Silverstone SX500-LG | Silverstone ML08

HTPC i3 7300 | Gigabyte GA-B250M-DS3H | 16GB G Skill | Adata XPG SX8000 128GB M.2 | Many HDDs | Rosewill FBM-01 | Corsair CXM 450W

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Just now, VirtueAss said:

following a bad experience.

I would strongly recommend against going AMD for GPU, for a few reasons:

  • they don't have NVENC for video encoding and streaming
  • don't have tensor cores which are made for AI but can be used to get better frame rate in games
  • not that much of a big thing but they don't have RT cores which personally I don't care about but some do
  • even though Nvidia control panel looks like its come from 2013 its still better than Radeon adrenalin.

I would recommend getting a 2070 (non-super) as it has very similar price to the 5700 XT and (barely) beats it on performance while having a ton of extra features. although what i would recommend even more is going for a second hand 2080 TI or waiting for the 3070 to come back into stock. although the last one will be quite a while

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1 minute ago, Cyracus said:

ryzen 4000 around the corner, probably better price to performance options if you can wait for them.

agreed

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1 minute ago, Cyracus said:

INTEL:

Mobo:idk, I hate asrock.

CPU:10600k/10700k
Ram: at least 3000/3200 mhz
For listed use case single threaded performance is king. 10600k OC'd matches a 10900k for (almost?) all games.

AMD
ryzen 4000 around the corner, probably better price to performance options if you can wait for them. (if you can't a 3700x should be good with 3600mhz ram, but imo only asrocks high end boards are worth looking at, consider b450/550 msi and the gigabyte mobos with finned vrm heatsinks)

what would you say for GPU

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1 minute ago, Tom_nerd said:

what would you say for GPU

Doesn't matter, beyond the scope of what they want help with, OP said they already have it


r5 3600 3.7GHz@1.0125v(0.975v get) | Noctua Nh l9x65 am4 | MSI b450i gaming ac | crucial ballistix 2x8 3600mhz|Zotac 2060 amp 1965mhz@900mv | 256GB Samsung 950 pro nvme | 1TB Adata su800 | 4TB HGST drive | Silverstone SX500-LG | Silverstone ML08

HTPC i3 7300 | Gigabyte GA-B250M-DS3H | 16GB G Skill | Adata XPG SX8000 128GB M.2 | Many HDDs | Rosewill FBM-01 | Corsair CXM 450W

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19 minutes ago, VirtueAss said:

RAM: <Replace>

you should go for some simple corsair vengeance LPX memory. I would recommend 2x8GB 3000MHz sticks an because your next motherboard will probably have 4 dimm slots it means you can upgrade to 32GB if you feel like it

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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 hour ago, Tom_nerd said:

I would strongly recommend against going AMD for GPU, for a few reasons:

  • they don't have NVENC for video encoding and streaming
  • don't have tensor cores which are made for AI but can be used to get better frame rate in games
  • not that much of a big thing but they don't have RT cores which personally I don't care about but some do
  • even though Nvidia control panel looks like its come from 2013 its still better than Radeon adrenalin.

I would recommend getting a 2070 (non-super) as it has very similar price to the 5700 XT and (barely) beats it on performance while having a ton of extra features. although what i would recommend even more is going for a second hand 2080 TI or waiting for the 3070 to come back into stock. although the last one will be quite a while

I appreciate the feedback but not in the market for a video card at this point. Currently own & transferring the ASRock Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB Taichi X OC+ into the updated build. This posting is merely to get input on what possible Mobo/CPU/Ram combo people would believe to work best with the listed hardware, at the price point.

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13 hours ago, VirtueAss said:

Currently own & transferring the ASRock Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB Taichi X OC+ into the updated build.

apologies I misread the post 

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16 hours ago, Tom_nerd said:

they don't have NVENC for video encoding and streaming

They have VCE which is capable of 1080p 60FPS streaming. Not as good as Nvenc, of course, but I stream fine using it. 


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