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Advice on New GPU

Callum1808
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Hi, I was just looking for some advice as around Christmas I will be building a new gaming rig. These are the specs 

 

OS - Windows 10 (Using an old drive from previous system so let me know if it will work on my new one)

 

MB - MSI B450 Tomahawk (Bought)

 

RAM - 2x8GB DDR4 3000MHz(Bought)

 

CPU - Ryzen 2600 (Let me know if I should pick another CPU as I haven’t bought this yet as I just wanna see the Black Friday sales first)

 

CPU Cooler - I think I have a Corsair H50 water cooler from my current build (Need ANY advice on water coolers as I did not build my current system that I have and I know nothing about water coolers)

 

Case - Antec 900 from current build 

 

PSU - EVGA Supernova 600-650W Gold from current build

 

Ok so I have a GTX 680 which just about runs modern games on low settings but I’m wanting an upgrade.

 

I have a 1080p 60Hz monitor but I want a GPU that will be good if I choose to upgrade to 1440 or 1080p 120Hz( I don’t know how much better 1080p 120Hz is)

 

Will GPUs be affected much by Black Friday deals and what GPU would you recommend?

 

Also any advice on removing water coolers and if they need to be cleaned/refilled?(I haven’t any idea) and whether my chosen cpu is a good choice.

 

THANKS!

 

 

 

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Also I’m from the UK and my budget for GPU is like £400 and under

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120/140mm AIO water coolers are useless, might as well go with stock Ryzen cooler. Or just get a proper air cooler or a bigger AIO.

AIOs will not need any maintenance, they are designed not to be opened.

I'd say 1070Ti/1080 if you're sticking with 1080p, 1080Ti if 1440p. Someone can correct me here if necessary.

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6 minutes ago, jj9987 said:

120/140mm AIO water coolers are useless, might as well go with stock Ryzen cooler. Or just get a proper air cooler or a bigger AIO.

AIOs will not need any maintenance, they are designed not to be opened.

I'd say 1070Ti/1080 if you're sticking with 1080p, 1080Ti if 1440p. Someone can correct me here if necessary.

Ok thanks. Is the stock cooler good enough to overclock as I will probably over lock in the future when it isn’t performing as well as I’d like or do I need a after market cooler if so could you recommend me one. 

Also is it as simple as unscrewing the current cooler and taking it off or can the liquid leak out etc? (I have never installed a water cooler)

 

 

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14 hours ago, Callum1808 said:

Ok thanks. Is the stock cooler good enough to overclock as I will probably over lock in the future when it isn’t performing as well as I’d like or do I need a after market cooler if so could you recommend me one. 

Also is it as simple as unscrewing the current cooler and taking it off or can the liquid leak out etc? (I have never installed a water cooler)

 

 

It can handle some overclock, but not too hard. I believe Ryzen CPUs come with the stock cooler (or at least some variants), so it wouldn't be extra initial cost. If you want aftermarket air cooler, NH-D15 is the best, if AIO, then NZXT Kraken series are good (X62 for example), Corsair and Fractal Design make good ones. 240/280 or bigger are good enough.

 

If liquid leaks, then you have a problem with the AIO and should be replaced. You do not want that liquid on your PC components.

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I was able to push my R5 1600X to 4Ghz on all cores (stable) with just a CM Masterliquid lite 120, so your H50 should get decent OC. About the GPUs, if you want good 1440p performance or 120+fps on 1080p, you should go with 1070ti, 1080 or Vega 64 (some Vega 56 OC editions should do it too)

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