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    Bumping. Currently looking into a new rig. I have a MSI laptop that doesn't cut it for min specs on some games that are out or coming out. Looking for a desktop.

    I want this new system to last for a number of years. Looking for something that will run everything on ultra settings, mainly upcoming flight sim, Cyberpunk, etc. VR is also a must. What I have picked so far is:

    CPU: Intel Core i9-10940X 3.3GHz
    Motherboard: X299 Chipset
    RAM: 64gigs DDR4
    Hard Drive: 2TB SSD
    GPU: RTX 2080Ti 11GB
    Power: 700 watt supply

    Is the 2080Ti the way to go? Or is AMD the hot ticket now?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 16hypen3sp View Post
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    Bumping. Currently looking into a new rig. I have a MSI laptop that doesn't cut it for min specs on some games that are out or coming out. Looking for a desktop.

    I want this new system to last for a number of years. Looking for something that will run everything on ultra settings, mainly upcoming flight sim, Cyberpunk, etc. VR is also a must. What I have picked so far is:

    CPU: Intel Core i9-10940X 3.3GHz
    Motherboard: X299 Chipset
    RAM: 64gigs DDR4
    Hard Drive: 2TB SSD
    GPU: RTX 2080Ti 11GB
    Power: 700 watt supply

    Is the 2080Ti the way to go? Or is AMD the hot ticket now?
    Based on GPU benchmarks alone, the 2080ti is the hottest thing for now.

    https://www.videocardbenchmark.net/high_end_gpus.html

    However, I dont keep up with bleeding edge tech as its generally not feasible for so many reasons - there could be another card that works way better for your specific applications that has been just recently released.

    One thing to note, insist on GOLD or PLATINUM series PSUs. Dont cheap out on that.
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    Not my world either, but the top tier at https://www.logicalincrements.com/ is probably pretty decent.
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    I haven't really looked at the 10940x but I think the Ryzen 3950x is better value and still more powerful though I guess it depends what game is optomized for which.
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    If your goal is VR/Gaming performance above all else - Z390 board w/ 9700k oc'd.



    This is my build - on the performance side of performance per-dollar ratio.

    CPU - INTEL CORE i7 - 9700k - eBay - NEW - $450CDN
    GPU - EVGA GeForce 1080ti - eBay - USED - $600CDN
    RAM - G.SKILL DDR-3200 2x16GB - NewEgg.ca - NEW - $210
    CASE - Dan Case A4 v4.1 w/ Asetek 645LT (Noctua chromax HS upgrade) - OcUK - NEW - $407.53CDN
    SSD - Samsung 970 Evo Plus 1TB - Amazon.ca PRIME - USED - $250
    FAN - Noctua A9x14 PWM - Memory Express - NEW - $24
    PSU - Corsair SF750 Platinum - Amazon.ca - NEW - $200
    MB - AsRock Z390 Phantom Gaming itx/ac - Amazon.ca - USED (Prime warehouse likenew) - $230
    Corsair K68 - $80

    Total apprx - $2350 - all prices incl tax.

    Could've saved quite a bit with a different case, but DAN is made by Lian Li and the quality is tops. 7.2L makes it console sized. The riser cables are ~$100 alone.



    For a GPU, GTX 1080Ti is best value per dollar. It's neck and neck with an RTX 2080 on most titles, and costs ~$300 less. This setup drives 3440x1440 @ 100FPS on max gfx with most titles, save for RDR2. I wanted to fuck with race sims during quarantine so I did my best 'budget' build:



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    ^ curious why you, with a hot rig - go with a small case?

    The Thermaltake Core cases are wall mountable and offer 10x better air movement. Most GPUs at idle dont even spin up their fans (I did a conversion recently where they were spinning at idle).


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    U guys still going with Intel..? Are there pro's over that compared to AMD in that price range?

    I was watching a bunch of 'build a pc' vids on youtube. Most Im playing with the idea of building a gaming rig. AMD is pushed a lot.
    Have any of you noticed any price increases on the computer parts and items not being in stock?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tonytiger55 View Post
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    U guys still going with Intel..? Are there pro's over that compared to AMD in that price range?
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    If your goal is VR/Gaming performance above all else - Z390 board w/ 9700k oc'd.
    Certain usage cases are advantageous for AMD processors, namely applications that can take advantage of all the threads/cores. AMD gaming performance is inferior to Intel, dollar for dollar.

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    ^ curious why you, with a hot rig - go with a small case?
    GPU is 65'C under full load w/ OC 80mhz/330mhz
    CPU is 75'C under full load, stock clocks
    Case is silent when not under load

    Not a fan of big nerd towers. Prefer minimalist lowkey design and portability. I can throw this in a pelican case well under carry-on dimension limits. Makes it easy to demo VR at a friends house. There's very little compromise going SFF if you build it right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 16hypen3sp View Post
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    Bumping. Currently looking into a new rig. I have a MSI laptop that doesn't cut it for min specs on some games that are out or coming out. Looking for a desktop.

    I want this new system to last for a number of years. Looking for something that will run everything on ultra settings, mainly upcoming flight sim, Cyberpunk, etc. VR is also a must. What I have picked so far is:

    CPU: Intel Core i9-10940X 3.3GHz
    Motherboard: X299 Chipset
    RAM: 64gigs DDR4
    Hard Drive: 2TB SSD
    GPU: RTX 2080Ti 11GB
    Power: 700 watt supply

    Is the 2080Ti the way to go? Or is AMD the hot ticket now?
    The 2080ti can run 1440p with rtx on over 200fps with a mild OC easily but you will need a sick monitor to take advantage.
    Just a heads up the 2080 ti is an oven and you will need to either liquid cool or get a really nice case with upgraded fans if you want to OC. It was making my temps bounce off max with stock settings in both a meshify c and a cooler master case with this fan setup. Ended up going with the phantek p600s and it solved my issues.

    If you buy the 2080ti and dont OC it is a waste of money IMO.

    I personally would go with a 850w power supply minimum because the price difference is minimal. Also for the price 64gig is not really worth it IMO but if you got the paper it will be future proofed for a while. The setup you have above will be better then any next generation console for a long time so I wouldnt be worried at all
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    ^ The 2080Ti is really that hot? I was going to go with liquid cooling for the CPU only but I guess I should do both.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scboss View Post
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    The 2080ti can run 1440p with rtx on over 200fps with a mild OC easily but you will need a sick monitor to take advantage.
    Just a heads up the 2080 ti is an oven and you will need to either liquid cool or get a really nice case with upgraded fans if you want to OC. It was making my temps bounce off max with stock settings in both a meshify c and a cooler master case with this fan setup. Ended up going with the phantek p600s and it solved my issues.

    If you buy the 2080ti and dont OC it is a waste of money IMO.

    I personally would go with a 850w power supply minimum because the price difference is minimal. Also for the price 64gig is not really worth it IMO but if you got the paper it will be future proofed for a while. The setup you have above will be better then any next generation console for a long time so I wouldnt be worried at all
    Those are some very nice fans - quiet too.

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    ^ The 2080Ti is really that hot? I was going to go with liquid cooling for the CPU only but I guess I should do both.
    Before going with GPU liquid cooling, perhaps try the open cases I mentioned earlier - the have mATX sizes as well (what I am using for a workstation). The difference in heat management is striking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by revelations View Post
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    Those are some very nice fans - quiet too.

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    Before going with GPU liquid cooling, perhaps try the open cases I mentioned earlier - the have mATX sizes as well (what I am using for a workstation). The difference in heat management is striking.
    Couldn't agree more with open case. I legit chose the one i did because it has cloth mesh vs foam but I was considering open case after the temps i got with the other cases it was super frustrating.



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    ^ The 2080Ti is really that hot? I was going to go with liquid cooling for the CPU only but I guess I should do both.
    Yeah unfortunately lol. You can get them with pre installed liquid rads but they are $$$$$$. TBH I know its huge but im actually getting better temps on my cpu now with this setup then I was liquid cooled with a 240mm rad. Noctua is ugly af but they are amazing.
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    What do you guys think of the Ryzen 9 3950X paired with the 2080 Ti 11GB and 2TB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD + 2TB 7200RPM SATA 6Gb/s???
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    Quote Originally Posted by 16hypen3sp View Post
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    What do you guys think of the Ryzen 9 3950X paired with the 2080 Ti 11GB and 2TB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD + 2TB 7200RPM SATA 6Gb/s???
    Would make for a great computer for a long time. Though the cost difference of your extra HDD going from 2tb to 4 or 8tb is pretty small so might be worth it to just go bigger if you have a ton of media files downloaded but if not 2tb on both drives is a ton of space already. Just make sure to try and get some good ram as well that's pretty high frequency.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pheoxs View Post
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    Would make for a great computer for a long time. Though the cost difference of your extra HDD going from 2tb to 4 or 8tb is pretty small so might be worth it to just go bigger if you have a ton of media files downloaded but if not 2tb on both drives is a ton of space already. Just make sure to try and get some good ram as well that's pretty high frequency.
    Sounds good. I was looking at 64GB Dual Channel HyperX™ FURY DDR4 XMP at 3200MHz.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 16hypen3sp View Post
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    What do you guys think of the Ryzen 9 3950X paired with the 2080 Ti 11GB and 2TB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD + 2TB 7200RPM SATA 6Gb/s???
    What's your usage case? You have a workstation processor with a gaming card - typically a 3950x would be paired with a Quadro given typical usage scenarios.

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    Quote Originally Posted by born2workoncars View Post
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    What's your usage case? You have a workstation processor with a gaming card - typically a 3950x would be paired with a Quadro given typical usage scenarios.
    I have read that the 3950X is both a workstation and gaming processor.
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    Some game engines like Frostbite are CPU intensive, the more cores and threads available the better, more so if you're looking at the rig being a long term use build as games and engines become even more hardware intensive.

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    I just picked up a new gaming laptop

    MSI Gaming Laptop:

    GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB GDDR6
    Intel Core i7 9th Gen 9750H (2.60 GHz)
    16 GB Memory
    512 GB NVMe SSD

    Looking at that 2080Ti the card is over 2k canadian.

    I would love to just upgrade or get a new gaming desktop but I dont really have anywhere to put it at this time with the whole lockdown thing - our office has been converted into my wifes working space.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nzwasp View Post
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    I just picked up a new gaming laptop

    MSI Gaming Laptop:

    GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB GDDR6
    Intel Core i7 9th Gen 9750H (2.60 GHz)
    16 GB Memory
    512 GB NVMe SSD

    Looking at that 2080Ti the card is over 2k canadian.

    I would love to just upgrade or get a new gaming desktop but I dont really have anywhere to put it at this time with the whole lockdown thing - our office has been converted into my wifes working space.
    Yup but it'll still be a beast for many years to come. Even a 1080 still dominates most games and is a 4 year old card now.
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