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Chris Fortune

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  • CPU
    Ryzen 9 5900
  • Motherboard
    Asus Tuf Gaming X570
  • RAM
    32 Gb DDR4 3600 CL16 TForce Dark Pro
  • GPU
    RTX 2070 ( waiting on stock to upgrade)
  • Case
    Meshify S2
  • Storage
    Samsung Evo 960 500mB, Corsair P600 1Tb Pcie 4
  • PSU
    Phanteks 650W 80 Gold modular
  • Display(s)
    Samsung CRG9 49, Samsung UE590
  • Cooling
    240 AIO ( can't recall which as used on last 3 CPU)
  • Keyboard
    Razr Ornata
  • Mouse
    Razr Lancehead Tounament
  • Sound
    Realtek onboard run to Logitech Z623 speakers
  • Operating System
    Win 10 64

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  1. With that kind of budget I would think you will be looking at a pretty high spec even if that includes the monitor. I would still take the start at the core approach and do the rest as convenient however I would wait till the next lake Intels are out unless you are already convinced about using AMD as even if those parts are not for you they may bring down prices on 10th gen. Whilst this is a great time to be upgrading from the point of view of all the new parts coming out that cycle hasn't quite finished yet so some patience which youu seem to have an abundance of might serve you well.
  2. Replied build a new rig as to be honest any significant upgrade path you choose is going to be replacing many of the core components anyway. Re use and scavenge parts where you can. Budget is also has a major impact on how you can proceed too so mentioning an approximate number would be useful. The route I would take, Decide on the platform (Intel or AMD) and do the motherboard CPU and RAM first as all your other parts can be reused whilst the market settles. Then you can step by step upgrade as it becomes available/convenient to do so.
  3. You don't "need" to but it may have been a part of the issue if the DoCP register had read improperly. Using stock this should not be the case. That said once the issue is resolved it is an easy uplift for the memory so it is worth doing.
  4. Not sure if this is relevant in your case but many of the older generations are not as computer literate as some so perhaps in addition to the minor upgrade some focused pointers like not leaving browser windows/tabs open if they are not needed will help smooth their usage too. That said I would have also gone with the upgrades suggested above, very cost effective for your use case.
  5. Several motherboards, whilst not already updated can allow bios update independent of having a previous gen cpu installed, Greg Salazar has a nice short piece on how this works although he doesn't specify which boards have this feature. A simple google should give you the info you need should you choose to go ahead.
  6. How much RAM would be useful for your video editing? Not something I do so not sure how it would effect you. Also make sure motherboard is Bios upgradable without a CPU as not all B550s are ready for Zen 3 even though they can use them with the latest Bios.
  7. According to a comment on the PartPicker listing the board specified does not support flashing Bios without a CPU, this is in line with my own experience too. HOwever I have also seen comments that suggest it does.
  8. As I said I upgraded ASAP but why I remember it was that it worked far better than I expected it too rather than its actual performance level. TBH I think I still have it in my box of junk hardware as an if all else fails card.
  9. IT worked for me at a time where performance was secondary to cost, also it went well past what it was "supposed" to achieve in the games I played at the time so for me that's a good card.
  10. Run at playable rates, true it wasn't maxed out or even close but according to the developer it shouldn't have even managed. To me that's a win and sure I upgraded as soon as I could but it worked well enough for me for about 6 months
  11. It worked really well for me and was able to run games that "required" a higher specced card, personal experience and anecdotal to be sure but that was what I based my comment on
  12. I did realise that but also saw some truth in it too, at the time it was a top card. I am running an RTX 3090 at the mo and money no object I would have to say that is it, bang for the buck I would say a 3080 FE if you can get one at MSRP
  13. I had one of those and yeah it was awesome but my money is on the GTX 1050 Ti, best bang for the buck I ever had.
  14. An AIO wouldn't necessarily improve airflow and it may even reduce it as the fans on it would be pushing through a rad. It can be better for acoustics and depending on the CPU cooler you are replacing may be better performance too but you would need to check out how the combination of case fans and cooler work together to be sure as they don't perform in isolation.