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Comment reply on Forum Topic "B450 for Gen 3 Ryzen"

  • 3 days ago
  • 1 point

You need to provide more information than just a B450 without a CPU. What exact motherboard do you own?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What Ryzen"

  • 5 days ago
  • 1 point

If your pairing with any other GPU than the RTX 2080 TI. The Ryzen 2000 series is more then enough!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "upgrading from a i5-7500K"

  • 22 days ago
  • 2 points

Just lower the graphic settings to low and you should have 200-300 fps. Unless you have mutiple applications running in the background.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Which is better i9 9900k or i7 9700k"

  • 24 days ago
  • 2 points

That game just seems like a nightmare! I'm going to stay away from that for a while.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Starting to upgrade my current build, looking at new cpu's, need advice."

  • 29 days ago
  • 2 points

agree with buying a used 4970K if you just wanted a slight boost.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "From I7 4770 to 9700K for streaming+gaming?"

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Are you set on Intel? The Ryzen 7 3700X would be a good option as well, expecially for streaming due to the extra threads.

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-9700K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor $363.99 @ B&H
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 RGB Black Edition 57.3 CFM CPU Cooler $38.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard MSI MPG Z390 GAMING PLUS ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $135.90 @ OutletPC
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $139.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $678.87
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-10-15 08:18 EDT-0400

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor $327.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI MPG X570 GAMING PLUS ATX AM4 Motherboard $169.99 @ B&H
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $139.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $637.87
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-10-15 08:19 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Buy a new gpu or wait for raytracing?"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Id stay away from the reference models. The Sapphire Radeon RX 5700 8 GB PULSE Video Card is a good option. I just wouldn't spend more than $360 because you can eventually buy a RX 5700XT for a little more.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Buy a new gpu or wait for raytracing?"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

see thats the point. Its very much a hit or miss type of thing with the lower cards. Its a nice feature but if im spending $400 dollars I should just turn the game on and play IMO. It's going to be a while before this tech really becomes worth it IMO. Then again im one of those people that like to turn all the graphics to low for the smoothest game play available and mostly only play fps games.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Buy a new gpu or wait for raytracing?"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

If you want to spend at most $350 then the RX 5700 is your only option. This card out performs VEGA 56/64 plus just newer tech. I dont own a vega card but i know you can get some amazing performance out of it with tweaking. Though, do you want to tweak or just plug and play?

As for ray-tracing, we dont know what AMD is going to do? If you look at NVIDIA on how they've handled ray-tacing, then youd need a RTX 2080/TI to get roughly 60fps with that stuff turned on for 1080p gaming. Its a great technology but you really need a good card to run this stuff. Since your budget is the new middle teir level i'd not even care to bother but thats IMO. Your only other option is a RTX 2060 super and thats going to increase your price a bit.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "I need help with a ryzen 2700x"

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

The 2700X at stock boosts pretty close to max overclock you'd get anyways. Id just keep that thing stock and let turbo boost do all the work. An extra 150 mhz for all core boost isnt going to make a huge deal.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Predictions for next year's Nvidia cards?"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, I’m not sure why they would release anything new. NAVI just came out and has driver issues and basically just challenges the RTX 2070 super. AMD doesn’t have anything to compete with the 2080 or let along the 2080TI. So, this super is basically a Band-Aid to hold off for another year or a year and half. This is of course all IMO. Also, they still need to release more games that support Ray Tracing.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Predictions for next year's Nvidia cards?"

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Since NVIDIA and AMD released new cards. I'd Expcet NVIDIA to milk the super cards for sometime. I wouldnt be surprised if NVIDIA doesnt realese a card till 2021 in the spring.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "gtx 970 4gb (still worth it?)"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah as long as you can buy one under $100. It's still plently for 1080p gaming with like medium/high detail.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Difference between 3600 and 2700x?"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

If I was on a budget, I'd pick up the 2700X over the 3600 just due to the fact that you probably won’t notice a difference in FPS in games. Most of those benchmarks you see online are paired with the RTX 2080 TI which is a beast of a card and not budget friendly. If most of those benchmarks were paired with an RTX 2060 Super/RTX 2070 or lower, you wouldn’t see a difference in FPS. So, if it was me id pick the 8 core 6 thread chip and enjoy for years. Can always upgrade to something better years down the road second hand like a 3900X off eBay when those are dirt cheap.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is intel better for budget than AMD? (My argument)"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Youre right and currently the X370 boards are working off beta bios which most people whouldnt want to touch expecially someone not super tech savvy. The Z390 is a very mature platform and pretty much zero tweaks for the end user. I've always been an intel fan but they just need to implement HT on all CPU's IMO.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is intel better for budget than AMD? (My argument)"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

No future CPU's to be released. So yes Z390 was released and nothing new is going to be supported on it. AMD released X370 and you can throw any CPU into that board up till 2020.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is intel better for budget than AMD? (My argument)"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Either is $40 dollars more for a Ryzen 7 2700 or even better $25 dollars more for the 1700X. IMO I look at budget CPU's basically just to give you video and a decent performance. Both of those CPU's will need a dedicated GPU which in most senerios will cost more then the CPU. Why not compair the 2200G vs 9100? Thats where the real budget is at for a basic office PC that could game if you need it too.

Dont get me wrong the 9400F is a good CPU and you can pair that with a very highend GPU and get great frames. It's just 6 cores and its currently on a dead platform and your only upgrade is a $300+ CPU

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is intel better for budget than AMD? (My argument)"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

The only argument you can have with AMD vs Intel for budget is that Intel offers integrated GPU with every CPU. AMD still is budget for pretty much anything else if you are looking for anything above 4 cores and a dedicated GPU. Plus no need to look at Ryzen 2 and X570 boards if you are on a budget.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "best gpu for r7 1700x?"

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

IMO with 1080p gaming a RTX 2060 super, RTX 2070, RX 5700 or RX 5700XT would be a good pairing for that CPU. For 1440p i think you could go up to like a RTX 2080/2080 super. I wouldnt look at a 2080 TI unless you plan to upgrade the CPU.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need help cpu presets"

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Im not by any means a professional streamer with a huge amount of experience but eventually it becomes pointless to have a huge bitrate due to the size of the file. A Ryzen 7 should be able to stream X264 720p 60 FPS 3K-3.5K at medium presets. Now doing this will use a lot of your CPU usage and might hinder recoding. The X264 is still king for quality and low bit rate. NVENC is coming along nicely but you need a larger amount of bit rate to get a similar quality of stream. I personally don’t think you need anything more than say 10k for recording 1080p 60FPS but id just test it out and see how it looks. All the top streamers don’t use anything more then 10k on twitch and they look amazing IMO.

Like I said you could always use Twitch VOD’s to download your past streams and use some type of video decoder like handbrake to increase the quality. I guess you really need to figure out if you want to focus more on youtube or twitch. It sucks that twitch wont allow you to change presets unless you are an affiliate. Id check out EposVox if you’ve never heard of him. He seems really intelligent with OBS and stuff.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need help cpu presets"

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Why not stream using X264 with 3k-3.5k at fast to twitch and record using nvenc with like 10k bitrate. I don’t think you need 40k, that just seems super unnecessary. What games are you trying to play because some specific games will actually use a lot of your CPU just to game and if you are trying to record and stream then you might be hitting a limit. I know twitch does record all your streams and you can always download them and edit and upload up to youtube. Though I assume you are a small streamer and trying to stream at anything above 720p 60fps can hurt your stream from gaining popularity with high bitrate. This is due to ppl not having the best internet. Id just focus on streaming to twitch and downloading past streams and edit for youtube.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Best Value GPU for $1200 Budget?"

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

i agree

Comment reply on Forum Topic "i9-9900k vs What Ryzen CPU?"

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

haha well IMO and this is just IMO. The i9-9900k is just a better gaming CPU and would give you more FPS with the 2080TI but its not like its night and day more. Plus, once you go to say 1440p or 4k it doesnt make a difference what you buy. The biggest reason to go with AMD is that they have and upgradable path with a 16 core chip and whatever else comes out next year.

Whatever you choose you will have a solid CPU for years! You cant make a wrong decision with either.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Best Value GPU for $1200 Budget?"

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 2600X 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor $145.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI B450 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard $114.99 @ Amazon
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $79.99 @ Amazon
Storage Sabrent Rocket 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $109.98 @ Amazon
Video Card MSI GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB GAMING X TRIO Video Card $539.99 @ B&H
Case Phanteks Eclipse P400A ATX Mid Tower Case $72.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair RMx (2018) 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $87.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1151.81
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-08-29 16:22 EDT-0400

So technically you could afford an RTX 2070 super but that’s up to you if $100 more is worth it over the RX 5700 XT Powercolor Red Devil Card. The RX 2070 super is faster but not by much.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "i9-9900k vs What Ryzen CPU?"

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Its because you can buy a Ryzen 7 3700X for $320 vs i9-9900k at $480. The i9 will still be better but not worth the price. When you can just buy a Ryzen 9 3900X for $500. It all doesnt really matter unless you plan to pair these chips to a RTX 2080 TI or above (future) for strickly just gaming. You are just getting more with your money if you go AMD.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "CPU upgrade from i5-6500"

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

The best CPU you could get is the 7700k which is still a really good gaming CPU but not the best for x264. Though you could still use the GPU for encoding. Problem is that most 7700K's go for around $250 uses on ebay. Could just buy a 2700X and a B450 for like $350ish which would be better for streaming and other heavy workloads plus have a future upgrade path aka 3900X or 3950X.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "CPU upgrade from i5-6500"

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Well currently if you want to stream on a budget build. I'd recommend a 2700X with a RTX 2070 or 2060 super. If you have endless amount of money then a 3700X/3900X and a 2080TI.

FYI we need more info on what you are trying to achieve and how much you are willing to spend.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "2080 Super review"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd agree with that statment but currently you can get a 2060 for 300. Its kind of hard to say but a 2060 super for $100 more for a few extra frames. Yes the extra 2 gigs of VRAM is nice but is it worth the added price? I guess its personal preference.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "2080 Super review"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

They could have just kept the currently lineup and just lowered the price of like $50 dollars for each card. I'm not sure what the point of these super cards are for?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "2080 Super review"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Seems super lame.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Which cpu?"

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

I agree with this comment. Plus a 3600 wont game any better being only paired with a 1660.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Best gpu for 1080p -300"

  • 4 months ago
  • -2 points

Used - 1070TI / 1080

New - 1660 TI

Comment reply on Forum Topic "9900KF vs 3900X"

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah PCIE 4.0 is only for storage benefits. GPU's dont even utilize PCI 3.0 fully and probably not for a while.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Ryzen 7 2700X for $199 or Ryzen 7 3700X for $329"

  • 4 months ago
  • 3 points

I wouldnt look at either one of those chips to be honest. Currently this is the deal! Yes the 3700X is a better chip and will produce higher FPS given the right GPU. But the 2700 at half the price is pretty hard to pass up.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "1660 TI or RTX 2060"

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

IMO I dont think the RTX 2060 is a high of enough jump to spend the money. I'd either look at a 2060 super, 5700XT or just wait it out for future cards.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "i5 9600k vs r5 3600? (Intel vs AMD CPU's)"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Is there a reason why people tend to choose Intel over AMD CPU's? (Are there certain features that Intel CPU's have that AMD CPU's don't?

IMO it's usually being familiar with intel CPU's. Its also a much more mature lineup and more of a plug and play kind of set up. Going with AMD Ryzen usually comes with mulitple BIO's revisions and some added tweaks but nothing that cant be done. The only different features between Intel vs Ryzen is pretty much QuickSync, but if you dont need it/use you really wont notice a difference. I know a lot of ppl complain about have iGPU which can drive up the cost but to have video if you GPU dies or saving for a better GPU is kind of nice.

Is there any difference in building and setting up a PC with an Intel CPU and an AMD CPU?

Nothing is different between building a system other than X570's are really the only motherboards that are plug and play chipset for Ryzen 3000 but cost more. You can use X470/B450 but they probably will require a BIO's update and you should make sure it has biosflashback. You'll need to download the latest BIOS on a seperate computer and throw that on a flashdrive prior to finilaizing your setup.

Intel will just be plug and play but it could be a dead playform and i personally dont recommend building a 6 core 6 thread system when AMD has been throwing out 8C16T cpus for roughly the same price.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "GPU??"

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Something like this or the RTX 2060 Super would be a good option. I personally think you should upgrade that monitor selection that you had in your parts list. 1080p 60hz for a 1400 dollar build is a crime IMO.

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor $199.00 @ Amazon
Motherboard MSI - B450 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard $114.99 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill - Trident Z RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $94.99 @ Newegg
Storage Intel - 660p Series 1.02 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $89.99 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $59.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card XFX - Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB Video Card $399.99 @ Amazon
Case Phanteks - P400S ATX Mid Tower Case $87.49 @ Newegg Business
Power Supply Corsair - RMx (2018) 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $119.99 @ Amazon
Case Fan Corsair - AF120 LED (2018) Red 3-Pack 52 CFM 120 mm Fans $37.99 @ Amazon
Monitor Dell - S2719DGF 27.0" 2560x1440 155 Hz Monitor $299.99 @ Dell
Speakers Cyber Acoustics - CA-3090 10 W 2.1 Channel Speakers $20.95 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1525.26
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-07-12 16:11 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First build - for work"

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

No, you definitely don’t need this good of hardware. This is a very high-end machine. I just wouldn’t recommend anything lower than a 6 core CPU and 12 threads and 16 gigs of RAM for a very all-around capable rig for work and fun.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Destiny 2 PC Build - Thoughts?"

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

The monitor will come with an HDMI cable. This will support 1440p and 144hz but not freesync. You'll need dispalyport to support 155hz and freesync, which i recommend.

To assemble the computer, all you'll need is a phillips screwdriver. Id watch a video on youtube first before you get too far into it. Its not hard and pretty fool proof. I remeber the first time i assembled a computer and i didnt have youtube to follow.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Destiny 2 PC Build - Thoughts?"

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

no problem and good luck!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First build - for work"

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

When you are saying for work. Are you saying this is going to be in an office and strickly just for work applications? Or is this a personal rig at your place to do some work?

What programs are you running?

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i9-9900K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor £460.98 @ Aria PC
CPU Cooler Corsair - H100i PRO 75 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler £95.99 @ AWD-IT
Motherboard Gigabyte - Z390 AORUS PRO WIFI ATX LGA1151 Motherboard £155.49 @ Amazon UK
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory £148.38 @ Aria PC
Storage Samsung - 970 Evo Plus 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive £100.98 @ Aria PC
Storage Intel - 660p Series 1.02 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive £97.27 @ CCL Computers
Video Card MSI - GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB VENTUS OC Video Card £309.98 @ Box Limited
Case Fractal Design - Meshify C ATX Mid Tower Case £84.98 @ Amazon UK
Power Supply Corsair - RMx 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply £105.95 @ Amazon UK
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit £83.99 @ Amazon UK
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £1643.99
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-06-28 16:11 BST+0100

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Destiny 2 PC Build - Thoughts?"

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

I changed some of your part lists.

I upgraded you to an entry level X470 board. I changed the ADATA SSD to the MX500. Yeah its slower but you wont notice a difference in games and window use.

I upgraded you from the P300 to the P400. Its has RGB if you care and rubber gromets which i think are a must for clean looks. It also comes with a fan so no need to buy an extra right this second. Yeah, the noctula is nice but its not going to make a difference.

So that pretty much sums it up. Better MB and Case but slightly less performance in the SSD for the same amount of money.

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 2600X 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor £163.98 @ Aria PC
Motherboard MSI - X470 GAMING PLUS ATX AM4 Motherboard £107.98 @ Amazon UK
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory £73.99 @ Aria PC
Storage Crucial - MX500 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive £59.99 @ Amazon UK
Video Card MSI - GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB VENTUS OC Video Card £309.98 @ Box Limited
Case Phanteks - P400 ATX Mid Tower Case £62.98 @ Laptops Direct
Power Supply Corsair - RMx (2018) 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply £89.99 @ CCL Computers
Monitor Dell - S2719DGF 27.0" 2560x1440 155 Hz Monitor £349.99 @ Amazon UK
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £1218.88
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-06-28 14:09 BST+0100

Comment reply on Forum Topic "RTX 590 or GTX 1060 6GB"

  • 5 months ago
  • 4 points

Because its a Refresh of a Refesh. Not sure how else you would describe it?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Should I upgrade to 3700X"

  • 5 months ago
  • 3 points

Wait for the benchmarks. Who knows at the moment and how well they will run on an older motherboard.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "1060TI / 2060 :s"

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Anyone at MSRP (280 and less).

Comment reply on Forum Topic "low profile 1050 price check"

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Ebay sales have the low profile selling at $75+/-. Not a bad sell if you find someone willing to spend that much. $50 if you don't want to gouge someone on craigslist/marketplace. If that was my card I'd try saying it on Ebay. Thats a very specific type of card. It might be hard to sell locally on craigslist.

Good luck!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "new ryzen cpu"

  • 6 months ago
  • 4 points

This is so true.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Opinions on AMD'S Computex Keynote"

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

I was pretty hyped until I thought about what was actually said. First they are releasing 2 Ryzen 7's with one being $399 that they are saying is going to compete with Intel’s i9-9900k that was released a year ago for $488. Is this really a win and it doesn’t include an iGPU? Say what you will about iGPU but it's still a perk. The 12 core chip is definitely cool. I guess we will just have to wait and see.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Futurproofing: 1070 TI vs 2060"

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Five years is a long time especially if you trying to keep a midrange GPU around. That’s basically a GTX 770 4gb vs GTX 960 2gb.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Msi GTX 770 connectors"

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I hear ya on that. It just seems like that PSU is pretty basic and a GTX 770 is kind of hungry. Though, If It's more for just fun. I'd just rock the 6 to 8 pin adapter like you did.

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