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About RaphaNadal

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  • Birthday June 6

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  • Interests
    Single player games


  • CPU
    Ryzen 7 3700X
  • Motherboard
    Gigabyte B550 Aorus Pro
  • RAM
    G.Skill Ripjaws V 3200 MHz
  • GPU
    Zotac GTX 1650 Super
  • Case
    Lian Li Lancool II Mesh
  • Storage
    Crucial MX500
  • PSU
    Super Flower 750 W Leadex III
  • Display(s)
    27GL850 1440p 144 Hz
  • Cooling
    Noctua NH-U12S
  • Keyboard
    Cooler Master MK730
  • Mouse
  • Sound
    AudioQuest DragonFly Black
  • Operating System
    Windows 10
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  1. You might need to upgrade your PSU first to a 750 W or 850 W unit, and then your CPU\motherboard. 32 GB RAM is plenty if you can carry it over to a new build. As for "when can I buy", sign up for alerts and hope for stock to normalize in 4-6 weeks. If stocks don't normalize in early Jan, the launch is a Fail.
  2. The WesternDigital SN750 is the one to get (the second link I believe). Go for a 1TB to have additional room for games that absolutely need an SSD, Newegg had good deals last I checked. The SN750 is dramatically better than the other two options, and is also much better than the SN550. If opting for an ADATA SSD, the XPG SX8200 Pro is the one to get, not the one you linked. https://www.bestbuy.com/site/adata-xpg-sx8200-pro-series-1tb-internal-pcie-express-3-0-gen3x4-m-2-2280-solid-state-drive-with-flash-3d-nand-technology/6423378.p?skuId=6423378&ref=212
  3. I don't think 6900XT makes sense, open to 6800XT or 3080 if the price is right.
  4. Budget (including currency): $150 for SSD, $750 for GPU, $100 for mouse Country: United States Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for: Doom Eternal, Assassin's Creed: Odyssey, Assassin's Creed: Valhalla, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, NieR: Automata, Witcher III Other details (existing parts lists, whether any peripherals are needed, what you're upgrading from, when you're going to buy, what resolution and refresh rate you want to play at, etc): - Ryzen 7 3700X - Noctua NH-U12S - Lian Li Lancool II Mesh - Zotac GTX 1650
  5. The 6800XT should be more power efficient though, right? That seems to be the case based on benchmarks. I bought the Leadex III based on your helpful advice months ago, I want to buy a card that will be served well by that PSU and not tax it excessively in the long run.
  6. @MadPistolIt is clear as mud like you say, so I'll buy the Sundara for my next purchase. Never had planar headphones before, I have a V-Moda V-80 and a Sony WH-1000XM2. I'm looking for something more resolving and for longer listening (1-2 hour-ish)
  7. @MadPistolOff-topic - how do your HD598's compare with HE400i? I'm trying to decide between the two. Headphone amp would be DragonFly Black or Red
  8. Basically what the title says. I bought a Super Flower 750 W Leadex III 80+ Gold PSU (rated very highly on the LTT PSU Tier List). It has two 8-pin PCIe power connectors. The regular 6800XT's recommend 750 W, but some OC'ed ones recommend 850 W. Is this simply a case of the video card manufacturer protecting themselves against lower-quality PSUs? I'm assuming that 65-70% of PSU wattage is the upper limit of what's acceptable for sustained use. I think my PSU should be able to handle a total system power draw of 500-525 W on a sustai
  9. Even the regular (not black) version has the AM4 mounting kit. I bought one this year.
  10. Check the Noctua website for incompatibilities - there shouldn't be any. It should have the mounting hardware for AM4 sockets if you bought a brand new one recently (i.e. sometime this year). I bought a brand-new one this year and it had the AM4 brackets.
  11. Basically the title I'm looking to get a gamepad for my PC to play NieR: Automata. I've tried Keyboard\Mouse but it's...not fun. The new XBox controller is available for pre-order and will launch Nov 10. Anyone have any idea if it's compatible with Windows, just like the old XBox controller? Edit: Anyone have anything overwhelmingly negative to say about going this route? I don't want to spend $180 on the "Elite" XBox controller.
  12. BIOS updates too - they’ll need to update motherboard BIOS to support new CPUs.
  13. I don't overclock, currently playing "Control", "Shadow of the Tomb Raider" demo and pondering whether to buy Witcher 3 next, since CD Projekt confirmed a remaster to add support for the newest graphics features like ray-tracing.
  14. I bought an R7 3700X ($270)+ B550 Aorus Pro ($160) in late August, but TechTubers everywhere tell me that the window for buying Zen 2 closed in June. Now I'm feeling a mild tinge of regret, because I didn't wait longer for Zen 2 prices to drop (or Zen 3 to launch). I am coming from a Sandy Bridge i5-2400\Z68 machine that I built in 2011, and kinda fell into disuse until I went into WFH in March this year. Big-ass pay cuts forced me into settling for a 1650 Super while the new cards launched. I was getting a bit tired of the lack of support for modern games