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BobbyPdue

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About BobbyPdue

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System

  • CPU
    Intel Core i7 7700k
  • Motherboard
    ASUS Z270i ROG STRIX
  • RAM
    16GB 3200MHZ
  • GPU
    EVGA 1080 ti
  • Case
    Fractal Design Nano S
  • Storage
    960 Evo 256GB and 1TB

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  1. I'm not sure what you mean with your comparison. The 1080 performance shows the difference in CPUs when they are the bottleneck. Once GPUs get significantly more powerful there will be a larger difference in performance at higher resolutions.
  2. I'm not sure what your question is about. Power supplies have an efficiency curve and they aren't as efficient at every power draw. A few of the power supplies I have have a graph that shows were they are most efficient and of those most of them are most efficient around 50% of their rated capacity. A power supply that supplies 450W for a 415w load will run hotter, basically work harder, than the same load on a 750w power supply. Also the components in a quality 750w power supply will be better than a 450W power supply even if they are both rated 80+ gold. It's all a matter of personal t
  3. What games do you plan on playing and if you were to upgrade to new hardware what would your budget be? I don't know how well a 480 would run VR. I guess you'll have to let us know.
  4. That computer is overkill, but I get wanting to build an awesome computer with your own two hands and you want it to something to be proud of. I think you need to step back and make sure you know you'll never stress this computer at all. There is a chance you'll find a game that will use all of your systems resources and it won't be overkill anymore, but perhaps you won't. You need to really think about how much money you want to spend on something you might never use more than 20% of its capability If you never play anything more than easy to run older titles I'd go with the p
  5. A 3600 is an odd match for the 2080 Super. If you can afford it I would get the 3700X or the 3900X. And I would get a 650w power supply, but I'd rather understress my power supply than have it running at 80% capacity when gaming.
  6. I think right now it's worth waiting until the end of the year before buying anything new. There is a chance new CPUs and GPUs will be announced and the beginning of a new generation is the time to buy. You'll get a larger difference in performance and you won't get buyers remorse if new products come out a month after you put your computer together. There is the risk of new products not coming out for 12 months or longer though. The thing with these benchmarks is they use the 2080 ti. GPUs will get more powerful in the future and if the difference in performance is signif
  7. I'd go with a slightly larger power supply like Vexicus recommended. I think a power supply will last longer and be more stable if it's never asked to provide close to its maximum power capacity.
  8. Why do you like that form factor? I like the form factor, but there are limited motherboards to choose from in that form factor. Laptops use lower powered CPUs and desktops are normally a lot more powerful even in lower tiered CPUs. If you can afford the 3700x get it. It's a good CPU and should last for several years before needing to replace it.
  9. The 3700X and 3800X are similiar except for the clock speed on the 3800X is slightly faster. The 3900X would be better for streaming, but I don't know how much better it would be and if it would be worth the extra money.
  10. I'm in the camp of people who buy a power supply that's 50% - 100% more than the components will draw. The power supplies I use are most efficient at 50% of their rated power draw on 220v and I can image the components will stay much cooler than if it was drawing 80% - 90% of its rated power capacity. Also I would imagine a quality 850W power supply would be built with better and more capable components than a 400W one. I'd go with a 3900X or even a 3950X if you wanted the headroom. Also I think it's worth pointing out AMD is supposedly going to be releasing their next gen Ryzen
  11. I hope you see the Irony. That comment was made back in December.
  12. Maybe. There have been no formal announcements, but Intel hasn't released new CPU's for a while. Supposedly NVIDIA and AMD will be introducing new GPU's, but there's just not enough evidence to support it. I'd stay away from mATX cases. There just isn't as many mATX motherboards to chose from. I bought two mATX cases and had the hardest time finding motherboards with the features I wanted at a price I was willing to pay. Also I think you did a good job choosing a powersupply. boggy77 prefers powersupplies right at the requirement of your present co
  13. No one really knows when AMD or NVIDIA's new video cards will be coming out. There were rumors for well over a year on when NVIDIA would bring out their successor to the 10 series. There is little reason for NVIDIA to bring out new video cards right now unless AMD provides more competition. Either company could release a new range of video cards at nearly any time this year or not at all. It's a risk you'll always have to take when buying new components. I try to buy components shortly after they come out to avoid buying something that's replaced a month or two later. Buy no
  14. I'd recommend you save up another $100- $200 so you can get quality parts rather than the lowest sku of each component and a good CPU rather than just one that fits in your budget.
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