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Monkey Dust

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  • CPU
    4690K i5
  • Motherboard
    Asus Maximus VII Gene
  • RAM
    4x4GB G.SKILL Ares 1866Mhz
  • GPU
  • Case
    Silverstone SG10
  • Storage
    Crucial M550 1TB & 3TB WD Green
  • PSU
    Silverstone 550W Strider Gold & short cable set
  • Display(s)
    Asus ROG PG278Q Swift
  • Cooling
    Noctura NH-U12S
  • Keyboard
    Corsair K70 RGB Brown Vengeance (No arse antlers for me)
  • Mouse
    Logitech G700s
  • Sound
    Yamaha NX-50 speakers
  • Operating System
    Windows 10

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  1. I run Cyberpunk at 1080p on a 1440p monitor, as my PCs glory days are far behind it. Sure, it's not optimal, but once you're playing you don't really notice it. How well your monitor handles the upscale is probably a large factor here, they aren't all equal at this. It's far less noticeable than a poor frame rate, so if it's what you have to do to get a decent frame rate, it's worth the trade-off IMO. It's not like 3090s grow on trees, or even 3070s & 6700XTs right now. Something to test it with is a YouTube video. Open the same vid twice, set one to 1080p and one to 1440p, and
  2. You may well be right, things are looking pretty precarious right now. But there is such a pent-up demand for all kinds of things, I can't see a price crushing surplus by 2023.
  3. In that case, yes the 3080 is the more sensible choice.
  4. Fancier mother boards mostly just provide extra features, they very rarely provide a noticeable performance boost.
  5. The drive bays on Meshify 2 are removable, so as long as you're not planning to fit lots of hard drives, the graphics card length isn't a problem. Not sure about German pricing, but in the UK the 3080ti is about the same price, often cheaper, and with greater availability than the 3080. I'd double-check your local pricing that the 3080 makes sense over the 3080ti.
  6. Keyboard dust cover? Or are you trying to stop the cat sleeping on it while you're trying to use it?
  7. Currently, m-ATX. But planning my next build, m-ATX is seemingly even more niche now than when I built my current PC. Almost certainly going ATX next time, I don't fancy paying the extra to go M-ITX when I'm going to have to overpay for the GPU.
  8. My barber is still cash only, I haven't used cash for anything else for 18 months at least.
  9. If you want to continue playing competitive games, where the high refresh 1080p monitor is king, you will probably have to go for two monitors. Moving to a 1440p ultrawide will reduce your frame rate by a lot over 1080p, even if you could get one that could do 240Hz. And for productivity, you'd probably be better off with 4K over an ultrawide as you'll get more pixels for your money, but will reduce FPS even further.
  10. As someone who is planning their next build, I've been looking at GPUs and the 3070 has almost completely disappeared. And goes for more money than you can get a 3070ti for. The newer card as well as being faster, and with a longer driver support life ahead of it, also has a warranty. Which IMO is a huge plus when spending 100's of £/$/€.
  11. Generally every other generation. Unless I get a premature failure, as happened with my GTX 980, which I cheaped out replacing with a 1070 even though the 20 series were out. Man, do I regret not getting a 2080. For the CPU, mobo & RAM normally every other GPU.
  12. It's not just mining, it's the chip shortage too. The scarcity and prices could continue for another 12 months, maybe even 18.
  13. Yeah, the negative reviews was due to the modest performance bump for a large bump in MSRP. If it's cheaper, it's a no-brainer over the 3070.
  14. Palit have been around for years. They are one of the cheaper manufactures, but I haven't heard anything bad about them. Phoenix is new to me, though. Edit: The manufacturer is Gainward, not Phoenix. Again, like Palit, been around for years.