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Energycore

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    Energycore got a reaction from RockSolid1106 in [MOTF] Movie Recommendations on the Forum   
    It's too bad you have to refresh.
     
    It really pains me, you know
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    Energycore got a reaction from sub68 in [MOTF] Movie Recommendations on the Forum   
    Are you sure about that? Like, are you SURE sure?
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    Energycore got a reaction from sub68 in [MOTF] Movie Recommendations on the Forum   
    Oh hey, a locked thread.
     
    Not a bad time to make an ephemeral cameo appearance.
     
    Hi!
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    Energycore got a reaction from Benji in [MOTF] Movie Recommendations on the Forum   
    Oh hey, a locked thread.
     
    Not a bad time to make an ephemeral cameo appearance.
     
    Hi!
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    Energycore got a reaction from GDRRiley in [MOTF] Movie Recommendations on the Forum   
    Are you sure about that? Like, are you SURE sure?
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    Energycore got a reaction from GDRRiley in [MOTF] Movie Recommendations on the Forum   
    Oh hey, a locked thread.
     
    Not a bad time to make an ephemeral cameo appearance.
     
    Hi!
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    Energycore got a reaction from Lurick in [MOTF] Movie Recommendations on the Forum   
    Oh hey, a locked thread.
     
    Not a bad time to make an ephemeral cameo appearance.
     
    Hi!
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    Energycore got a reaction from Eschew in [MOTF] Movie Recommendations on the Forum   
    Oh hey, a locked thread.
     
    Not a bad time to make an ephemeral cameo appearance.
     
    Hi!
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    Energycore got a reaction from Spotty in [MOTF] Movie Recommendations on the Forum   
    Oh hey, a locked thread.
     
    Not a bad time to make an ephemeral cameo appearance.
     
    Hi!
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    Energycore reacted to GDRRiley in [MOTF] Movie Recommendations on the Forum   
    a locked thread
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    Energycore got a reaction from Red :) in [MOTF] Movie Recommendations on the Forum   
    Today's video was sponsored by Private Internet Access (tm)
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    Energycore got a reaction from Coastqr in Razer Blade reliability   
    I've been hoping they get better since 2011, you can join in lol
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    Energycore got a reaction from SlimyPython in [MOTF] Movie Recommendations on the Forum   
    By announcing it, you broke the post count 😛
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    Energycore got a reaction from Boombi in Looking to upgrade & optimize my Franken-system   
    I am going to recommend you a 64GB RAM Kit then. It'll remove the limitation of working with huge 50mpixel + images and tons of layers. If you consider the additional $100 or so to be worth it, 64GB is more than you'll ever need for the next decade, probably.
     
    I would say if you're looking for cost efficiency, it doesn't get better than the Ryzen 5600X right now. You could downgrade for even more efficiency to a $210 last gen Ryzen 3600, but you can afford the 25% faster single core CPU.
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    Energycore got a reaction from Boombi in Looking to upgrade & optimize my Franken-system   
    I disagree. For one, the Ryzen 5600X has similar multicore performance to the 3800X, despite being only 6 cores. This is because the single core performance improved very significantly compared to Ryzen 3000.
     
    In the case of the 5800X, I think if you're not someone who already owns a business and is already making money with their computer, the $120 price difference does not justify the jump from 6 to 8 cores in my opinion. A Ryzen 5600X is the only CPU you need for consumer or prosumer workloads.
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    Energycore reacted to Halixis in Looking to upgrade & optimize my Franken-system   
    If it helps clarify, I am a professional artist but I have a workstation provided by my employer, so this system is only for personal work, gaming and the occasional commission. I don't animate on it, I'm strictly a 3D modeller and texture artist, and my 2D graphics work tends to only tax my system because of the sheer file size high-res digital paintings can reach when you have tons of layers.

    The perspective here is valuable, if an upgrade is a matter of diminishing returns for the investment I might opt for the more cost-effective option.
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    Energycore reacted to Halixis in Looking to upgrade & optimize my Franken-system   
    Thanks for the welcome, wow you guys are fast! Hope to be able to learn and pay my knowledge forward like that someday, I really appreciate it.

    But yes, I know how crazy GPU prices/availability are right now and I was fully prepared to stick with my old one for the time being. It's nothing amazing but it gets the job done, and I'm not trying to do anything too ambitious with it anyway. It's secondhand like the case is (I benefit from a brother who's always chasing the new hotness, so I get his hardware hand-me-downs from time to time lol.)

    The RAM upgrade makes perfect sense as well, these sticks were original to the Lenovo (I think the only remaining original part?) but to my relatively-uneducated eye your picks look super solid and well within my budget.

    Thanks so much for your reply!
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    Energycore got a reaction from Halixis in Looking to upgrade & optimize my Franken-system   
    Welcome to the forums!
     
    There is tons of upgrade room for your system for sure. Your GPU can continue to work fine for a while and I recommend that you look at other things because graphics cards are still at inflated prices recently. With that said, your budget is really good and accommodates for quite a bit of upgrading, so let's get started with the rest of the system and then see if we can fit a good GPU in there.
     
    PCPartPicker Part List
    CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 5600X 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor  ($289.99 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: Thermalright TRUE Spirit 140 Direct 73.6 CFM CPU Cooler  ($42.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock B550 Pro4 ATX AM4 Motherboard  ($114.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Team T-Create Classic 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 CL22 Memory  ($136.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: Lian Li Lancool II Mesh ATX Mid Tower Case  ($109.99 @ B&H)
    Total: $694.95
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2021-07-13 17:55 EDT-0400
     
     
    Ok so, this is $700. I would save up a bit more while you wait for a new GPU, but if you think this is too much money for the non-GPU upgrades, we can downgrade the motherboard to save $30 and the case to save up to $50. I chose a really nice case that will be super comfortable to work in and has very nice build quality.
     
    If you're interested in a video card upgrade, you can get used GTX 1080s for around $400US (technically a bit below launch price, but consider that this is a 2017 card). There is basically no worthwhile new GPU available outside of the entry level market right now.
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    Energycore reacted to Coastqr in Razer Blade reliability   
    yeah im also considering the asus g15 it seems really good.
     
    The really nice thing about Razer is their build quality, but the G15s build quality seems decent also, so i will probably get one when i buy a laptop. I really hope Razer gets better though, their laptops look really nice and are built very well
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    Energycore got a reaction from Benji in [MOTF] Movie Recommendations on the Forum   
    By announcing it, you broke the post count 😛
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    Energycore got a reaction from sub68 in [MOTF] Movie Recommendations on the Forum   
    By announcing it, you broke the post count 😛
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    Energycore reacted to Red :) in [MOTF] Movie Recommendations on the Forum   
    that's why I said:
     
    Also, you broke it even further
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    Energycore got a reaction from Mel0nMan in [MOTF] Movie Recommendations on the Forum   
    By announcing it, you broke the post count 😛
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    Energycore got a reaction from gamagama69 in [MOTF] Movie Recommendations on the Forum   
    I needed a coverup story while we figured out whether it's legal to have intercourse with powerful incorporeal beings
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