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Please help with my Beast rig

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5 minutes ago, LinusTechTipsFanHere said:

Is this a gaming centric build I assume?

 

Id go for faster ram. 3600 CL16 would be a fantastic option. 3200 is a bit on the slow side. 


Rig: i9 9900k @ 5Ghz - - Z390 Auros Elite  - - EVGA RTX 2080 XC Ultra @ 2025Mhz - - 4x8GB Vengeance Pro 3000Mhz @ 3600MHz - - Samsung 950 Pro 512 NVMe Boot + Main Programs - - Samsung 830 Pro 256 RAID 0 Lightroom + Photo work - - WD Blue 1 TB SSD for Games - - Corsair RM650i - - Sound BlasterX EA-5 - - EK Supremacy Evo - - XT45 X-Flow 420 + UT60 280 rads - - EK Full Cover GPU Block - - EK XRES RGB PWM - - Fractal Define S2 - - Acer Predator X34 -- Logitech G502 - - Logitech G710+ - - Logitech Z5500 - - Steel Series QcK XXL

 

Headphones/amp/dac: Schiit Lyr 3 - - Fostex TR-X00 - - Sennheiser HD 6xx

 

Homelab/ Media Server: ESXi 6.5 - - 250 GB SSD for VM's/ESXi boot - - FreeNAS 11.3-U2 - - HPE Proliant ML10 Gen 9 backbone - - i3 6100 - - 28 GB ECC - - 10x4 TB WD Red RAID Z2 - - Corsair 750D - - Corsair RM650i - - Dell H310 6Gbps SAS HBA - - Intel RES2SC240 SAS Expander

 

White Lightning (original full watercooled build) - Homelab / Media Server - The Blue Beast (my car and other expensive hobby...) - iPhone Xs - 2018 MacBook Air

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Mind waiting like 18 more days for amd? For intel the ram is overkill yeah.

 

But I assume this is a gaming rig? If so you can easily drop that cpu down to a 10600k and 16gb of ram with a cheaper but as good cooler like the sycthe fuma 2 or sycthe ninja 5 (both perform basically the same as a nhd15 the ninja being 1-2c behind it but also being more quiet).

 

Doing this will not result in any difference in gaming as well gaming currently does not use more than 8 threads so the 10900k is pretty pointless. Even in the future don't expect it to ever go past 16 threads as well thats the max the new consoles have (they'll probably have a couple threads reserverd for the system but we'll see).

 

Other than that pretty decent build nothing really wrong with it.

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Oh, also go with at least an 850 watt if you plan to OC the 3080 or 10900k. But If you do plan to OC the 10900k, I would consider a better mobo as well.

 

Basically, OCing a 10900k is a lot of work for not much gain and takes more thought about the mobo and PSU since it’s such a power hungry chip when OCed. 


Rig: i9 9900k @ 5Ghz - - Z390 Auros Elite  - - EVGA RTX 2080 XC Ultra @ 2025Mhz - - 4x8GB Vengeance Pro 3000Mhz @ 3600MHz - - Samsung 950 Pro 512 NVMe Boot + Main Programs - - Samsung 830 Pro 256 RAID 0 Lightroom + Photo work - - WD Blue 1 TB SSD for Games - - Corsair RM650i - - Sound BlasterX EA-5 - - EK Supremacy Evo - - XT45 X-Flow 420 + UT60 280 rads - - EK Full Cover GPU Block - - EK XRES RGB PWM - - Fractal Define S2 - - Acer Predator X34 -- Logitech G502 - - Logitech G710+ - - Logitech Z5500 - - Steel Series QcK XXL

 

Headphones/amp/dac: Schiit Lyr 3 - - Fostex TR-X00 - - Sennheiser HD 6xx

 

Homelab/ Media Server: ESXi 6.5 - - 250 GB SSD for VM's/ESXi boot - - FreeNAS 11.3-U2 - - HPE Proliant ML10 Gen 9 backbone - - i3 6100 - - 28 GB ECC - - 10x4 TB WD Red RAID Z2 - - Corsair 750D - - Corsair RM650i - - Dell H310 6Gbps SAS HBA - - Intel RES2SC240 SAS Expander

 

White Lightning (original full watercooled build) - Homelab / Media Server - The Blue Beast (my car and other expensive hobby...) - iPhone Xs - 2018 MacBook Air

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45 minutes ago, LinusTechTipsFanHere said:

Is the RAM an overkill? should I wait for the AMD card?

We should talk about the CPU choice before these two, it's harder to justify Intel than Nvidia at this point. Should still wait for Ryzen 5000 benchmarks tho

 

RAM isn't overkill for capacity, for a high end rig 32GB makes sense as long as it doesnt lead to cutting corners elsewhere. The frequency and timings tho are quite weak for a high end system. 3600MHz 18-22-22-42 should be the bare minimum for anything above US$1500. At 2 grand of british money for everything inside the case there should be 4000MHz memory. Faster memory helps with frame rates as well.

 

Should wait for the AMD card, even if you dont end up buying one from them. AMD should have a competitor for the 3080 (not so much 3090 tho) that can help drop prices and increase supply (since there's now two options)

 

Also overclocking headroom on the 10900k is limited with an air cooler, that 300w class CPU needs better cooling than that.


CPU: i7-2600K 4751MHz 1.44V (software) --> 1.47V at the back of the socket Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 (BCLK: 103.3MHz) CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 RAM: Adata XPG 2x8GB DDR3 (XMP: 2133MHz 10-11-11-30 CR2, custom: 2203MHz 10-11-10-26 CR1 tRFC:230 tREFI:14000) GPU: Asus GTX 1070 Dual (Super Jetstream vbios, +70(2025-2088MHz)/+400(8.8Gbps)) SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (main boot drive), Transcend SSD370 128GB PSU: Seasonic X-660 80+ Gold Case: Antec P110 Silent, 5 intakes 1 exhaust Monitor: AOC G2460PF 1080p 144Hz (150Hz max w/ DP, 121Hz max w/ HDMI) TN panel Keyboard: Logitech G610 Orion (Cherry MX Blue) with SteelSeries Apex M260 keycaps Mouse: BenQ Zowie FK1

 

Model: HP Omen 17 17-an110ca CPU: i7-8750H (0.125V core & cache, 50mV SA undervolt) GPU: GTX 1060 6GB Mobile (+80/+450, 1650MHz~1750MHz 0.78V~0.85V) RAM: 8+8GB DDR4-2400 18-17-17-39 2T Storage: 1TB HP EX920 PCIe x4 M.2 SSD + 1TB Seagate 7200RPM 2.5" HDD (ST1000LM049-2GH172), 128GB Toshiba PCIe x2 M.2 SSD (KBG30ZMV128G) gone cooking externally Monitor: 1080p 126Hz IPS G-sync

 

Desktop benching:

Cinebench R15 Single thread:168 Multi-thread: 833 

SuperPi (v1.5 from Techpowerup, PI value output) 16K: 0.100s 1M: 8.255s 32M: 7m 45.93s

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3 hours ago, Jurrunio said:

We should talk about the CPU choice before these two, it's harder to justify Intel than Nvidia at this point. Should still wait for Ryzen 5000 benchmarks tho

 

RAM isn't overkill for capacity, for a high end rig 32GB makes sense as long as it doesnt lead to cutting corners elsewhere. The frequency and timings tho are quite weak for a high end system. 3600MHz 18-22-22-42 should be the bare minimum for anything above US$1500. At 2 grand of british money for everything inside the case there should be 4000MHz memory. Faster memory helps with frame rates as well.

 

Should wait for the AMD card, even if you dont end up buying one from them. AMD should have a competitor for the 3080 (not so much 3090 tho) that can help drop prices and increase supply (since there's now two options)

 

Also overclocking headroom on the 10900k is limited with an air cooler, that 300w class CPU needs better cooling than that.

Thank you, I shot you over a DM so we can discuss this further. 

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4 hours ago, LIGISTX said:

Oh, also go with at least an 850 watt if you plan to OC the 3080 or 10900k. But If you do plan to OC the 10900k, I would consider a better mobo as well.

 

Basically, OCing a 10900k is a lot of work for not much gain and takes more thought about the mobo and PSU since it’s such a power hungry chip when OCed. 

Thanks looking into this stuff now

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Rig: i9 9900k @ 5Ghz - - Z390 Auros Elite  - - EVGA RTX 2080 XC Ultra @ 2025Mhz - - 4x8GB Vengeance Pro 3000Mhz @ 3600MHz - - Samsung 950 Pro 512 NVMe Boot + Main Programs - - Samsung 830 Pro 256 RAID 0 Lightroom + Photo work - - WD Blue 1 TB SSD for Games - - Corsair RM650i - - Sound BlasterX EA-5 - - EK Supremacy Evo - - XT45 X-Flow 420 + UT60 280 rads - - EK Full Cover GPU Block - - EK XRES RGB PWM - - Fractal Define S2 - - Acer Predator X34 -- Logitech G502 - - Logitech G710+ - - Logitech Z5500 - - Steel Series QcK XXL

 

Headphones/amp/dac: Schiit Lyr 3 - - Fostex TR-X00 - - Sennheiser HD 6xx

 

Homelab/ Media Server: ESXi 6.5 - - 250 GB SSD for VM's/ESXi boot - - FreeNAS 11.3-U2 - - HPE Proliant ML10 Gen 9 backbone - - i3 6100 - - 28 GB ECC - - 10x4 TB WD Red RAID Z2 - - Corsair 750D - - Corsair RM650i - - Dell H310 6Gbps SAS HBA - - Intel RES2SC240 SAS Expander

 

White Lightning (original full watercooled build) - Homelab / Media Server - The Blue Beast (my car and other expensive hobby...) - iPhone Xs - 2018 MacBook Air

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