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  1. I'm currently using the Logitech Z313 (2.1). I've had them for about 12 years or so, and I've been happy with them. I also used to use really cheap speakers in the 90s that I thought were "just fine" and when I bought a Logitech 4.1 system, that's when I realized what the difference is. I don't know what I don't know, so I have no idea if I'm missing out on a better experience. My usage: Almost entirely (offline) gaming. Headphones aren't an option (I know there are a lot of fantastic headphone options that would likely get me better audio, I don't want to wear them). I'm not looki
  2. My local computer store in rural Canada said they're expecting to hear news from their supplier on Monday of a shipment arriving during the week
  3. AMD's website for the 5950x says 3200Mhz, so that's what I bought (it arrived today). I can't speak to how well it'll do since I haven't been able to buy the CPU itself yet.
  4. Newegg sold out faster than I realized they were up, so I went to my local retailer (they're a chain big enough to have several locations), and they didn't even have it in their inventory system. I was told they'd arrive next week. I'm really curious at how the supply will be on Newegg.
  5. I am also in the same boat, putting together a 5000 series PC. My 3080 is on backorder, and the 5800 XT looked like a good alternative. I also have a GSync monitor (an expensive one I bought over the summer, so I won't be replacing it anytime soon). The performance boost for combining a 5000 series CPU with 6000 series GPU was interesting, but then I realized that the combo bonus is what's allowing the 6000 series to match with NVIDIA. If they're both going to perform the same, I might as well get the one that my monitor's variable refresh supports, which is NVIDIA's. I
  6. I just remember something. I bought a 1440p GSync monitor a few months ago. That's a fun wrench to throw into the decision
  7. I have a question on this topic; What's the build quality on Radeons? How long do they last? I've bought a few "brand new" NVIDIA GPUs from the x80, and each of them died after only 4 years. How well do the newly released high end Radeons hold up over time?
  8. I'm currently facing this choice. I'm building a PC around the 5950x. The stores I've been dealing with tell me the earliest I can get a 3080 is in December. I've been with NVIDIA since 3dfx went out of business. The last time I owned an ATI was a 2D accelerator card. For me to switch is something I've never considered before now. There's something appealing about having an AMD GPU paired with an AMD CPU. I don't know if that would ever make a difference. AMD is also powering the latest consoles, and I'd prefer to play multi-plats on PC, so maybe that's an advantage.
  9. My latest PC Partpicker list: PCPartPicker Part List CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 3950X 3.5 GHz 16-Core Processor ($999.99 @ Newegg Canada) CPU Cooler: be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 50.5 CFM CPU Cooler ($99.99 @ Mike's Computer Shop) Motherboard: MSI MAG X570 TOMAHAWK WIFI ATX AM4 Motherboard ($298.00 @ Newegg Canada) Memory: G.Skill Flare X 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 CL14 Memory ($274.99 @ Newegg Canada) Storage: *Corsair MP600 Force Series Gen4 2 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($474.00 @ Newegg Canada) Video Card: MSI GeForce RTX 3080 10 GB GAMING X TRIO Video Card
  10. I'm building a PC that might be expected to last 6 years, who knows what things will be like then. The boot drive is the last thing I want to replace because a use case just found a reason to have a faster drive. I listed FFXIV because it's the only "online" game I currently play, though there is a chance (maybe slim?) that Star Citizen will release during this build's lifespan. I know that if I buy a gen 3 drive, every time I'm looking at a load screen or copying files, or doing anything while waiting for the PC, I'll be asking myself "How much faster would this be if I'd gotten t
  11. Why wouldn't I want a gen 4 SSD? I like your recommendation on the Enermax Revolution DF. 80+ Gold is still a pretty good rating. One thing to consider is Newegg wants $66 in shipping, so that pushes it to a $310 option. Still cheaper than the Corsair, but it does change what products it gets compared against.. I like the Noctua NH D15 recommendation because it's also quiet.
  12. I knew I was forgetting about something. I do still need to pick a cooler. Here is the Partpicker list. I'm using the Ryzen 9 3950x as a stand-in for the 5950x. The CPU Cooler is one I've picked at random for the purpose of partpicker. For the M.2, I want a gen 4 drive. The motherboard & CPU supports it. PCPartPicker Part List CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 3950X 3.5 GHz 16-Core Processor ($999.99 @ Newegg Canada) CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($44.99 @ Newegg Canada) Motherboard: MSI MAG X570 TOMAHAWK WIFI ATX AM4 Mother
  13. I'm getting closer to narrowing things down. My build is currently sitting around $3500, and I'm happy with the quality. CPU: Ryzen 9 3950x (~$1000) GPU: RTX 3080 ($1000) Motherboard: MSI Tomahawk Wifi ($300) Case: Fractal Design R6 ($210) PSU: Corsair AX850 ($400) RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8GB x4 ($200. overkill for now, but future proofing, and RAM is cheap) M.2: Corsair 2TB PCI Gen 4 ($474) I could probably shave off a bit from the cost by getting a cheaper PSU, half the RAM, and a gen 3 M.2 but, given the total cost, I think I've made goo
  14. I was reading through a few articles comparing motherboards, and I also landed on the ASUS TUF Gaming X570+ as a good all-round option. It has the features I'm looking for at what seems a reasonable price. I've been shocked at the price of motherboards now. There are so many in the $600-$1000 range. I just have no idea what the differences are at that price point and if there's anything worth the higher price tag. I hear ASUS TUF is built more for reliability, and that's what I like. I've used Gigabyte, MSI, and ASUS in the past, and I'm happy to stick to that family. Your suggestion of the MS
  15. Budget (including currency): $3000 CAD. That's the original budget, written in pencil, a year ago. It's fine if it goes higher. I've picked out some expensive parts, so don't feel like you need to try and pick the cheapest option to fit that total. Country: Canada Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for: Single player games & Final Fantasy XIV. It will also be expected to dual-boot into Ubuntu for work related tasks (the only requirement being that the hardware is capable of running. None of my work would call for higher hardware requirements beyond what is needed f