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Discussion in 'Video Games and Technology' started by Cracka J, Nov 14, 2013.

  1. s10blazed

    s10blazed Duly appointed...

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    Excess heat hurts everything.

    Aim high on the PSU so it doesn't get hot. Cool the CPU/GPU/Rad/Case so it doesn't get hot. Etc.
     
  2. ThatGuyCalledBlaster

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    Two reasons why I personally usually bump up my PSU anyway, alongside futureproofing.

    Doesn't matter who it is at what budget, while it may be a bit overkill, I always recommend going at least 200 watts more than, say, the estimated wattage PCPartPicker gives you. IIRC, my system was around 500-600W in terms of power draw, and I bumped my PSU to 850.

    @Sixshot in terms of what the rest of your system is looking to be, what're we talking? i5/Ryzen 5 or i7/Ryzen 7?
     
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    rapid_fire TFW2005 Supporter

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    Which is why my case has a total of 10 fans running haha

    Two on the CPU, three on the GPU, one on the power supply, and 4 on the case.

    Now energy conservation? Pftt nope! Sorry environment.
     
  4. Sixshot

    Sixshot Jeff Goldbluman Group

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    It is a seventh gen I7, I7-7700K.
     
  5. TheWarPathGuy

    TheWarPathGuy Sorry, I just look very gouda. That was cheesy.

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    Not sure where else to post this, but if you wanna add me on Steam my name is Predaking1984 (should be 86, but whatever.)
    We can play Doom Eternal or something.
     
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    Reviews for the RTX3080 have dropped. It's easily out pacing the 2080ti. But it's only by a factor of X2 on games that are RTX intensive like Quake2 RTX and Minecraft RTX. Otherwise it's in the ball park of 20% over the 2080Ti.

    With preview drivers and patches etc I can only see that getting better over time.

    I'm going to try and get a founders eddition but worst comes to worst I get a third party card even if most of the coolers are a bit much for me. Either way it's better then my 980ti.
     
  7. amd098

    amd098 En taro Artanis!

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    yea ima either try and nab a 3090 or the 20gb 3080 that was leaked
     
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    rapid_fire TFW2005 Supporter

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    Was looking up RTX 3080's and they're all going for $2000 (canadian) on ebay.. so much for this being cheap lol
     
  9. Gordon_4

    Gordon_4 The Big Engine

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    That has to be scalpers doing the Devil’s Work.
     
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    rapid_fire TFW2005 Supporter

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    Yeah, they are much lower on newegg, crazy what people are willing to spend though. I mean over twice the price of a used 2080ti for only 50% more power? the math doesnt even add up. Maybe reviewers or people who will make money off their youtube video reviews or something, who knows.
     
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    rapid_fire TFW2005 Supporter

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    Think I may sell my gaming PC and buy the new Series X. Up in the air still. Mainly because i don't wanna keep buying new parts every year to keep up with current games, its getting pricey
     
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    I mean enjoy 4K gaming at 30fps with mediocre Ray tracing. Plus you don’t need to buy new parts every year. I do a new PC build every 5 years. A RTX3070 build will be better than current consoles.

    Then again everyone has different standards. I don’t need top of the line. I just want better than current Gen consoles.
     
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  13. RabidYak

    RabidYak Go Ninja Go Ninja Go

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    My current system has lasted 6 years with just a mid-life GPU change. It isn't the 90s anymore, game specs only change in a big way when a new console generation starts.
     
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    Well thats the thing im already at 4 years old now, it played all last years games perfect on Ultra setting such as Modern Warfare, but but FS2020 I can only get mostly ultra and 20-30fps and newer games like Cyberpunk probably arent gonna be able to do much better. Maybe, not sure.

    Its an 1150 i7 4770 amd 32gb DDR3 ram at 1600mhz, and only one M.2 slot running a ROG RTX 2080. It was a killer system, but games are getting crazier this year and next.

    I love building systems, its great, but im at a point where i pretty much need a whole new one amd thats gonna cost huge.

    I can try a 3080 and up the ram, but thatll be a grand, where the series x is half that price.

    I suppose I should wait and maybe see how those games run on the series x first too. I can go build a giant ass system that will last me another 4 to 5 but just not sure i wanna spend the money anymore.
     
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    I mean, isn't Flight Simulator in of itself an already pretty demanding game? You could always just drop down to high and get back those extra frames on that and other games.

    Games aside, the hardware you have at that point seems to kinda be on it's way out. Moreso the RAM than the CPU, at DDR3 speeds. I assume finances were the reason you had to go either on just the GPU or anything else?

    Trust me when I say I get you if so, haha. I gotta put out a bit since i'm refreshing my system once the new Ryzen stuff comes out. Was hoping i'd still be running my 1080Ti, but these new Ampere GPUs are too good to pass up, i'm still using my old parts though, as i'm setting up a VO rig in my closet once I clear it out.
     
  16. Gordon_4

    Gordon_4 The Big Engine

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    I wasn’t aware any motherboards old enough to run DDR3 even had an M.2 slot. But anyway, you need what looks like a Big 3 update and I’d be willing to bet that you could do so for the cost of, or a little bit more than, the Series X
     
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    Okay your motherboard is a bit old but I’m sure it is still better than the new consoles. Flight Sim is like a benchmarking game. It’s rough on most PC’s. You should be able to run cyberpunk. It’s recommended card is a GTX 1060. That’s probably for good 1080p performance. Not 4K Max with RTX on. But I’m sure you can do 1440P 60FPS at maxed setting with minor issues.
     
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    This.
     
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  19. rapid_fire

    rapid_fire TFW2005 Supporter

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    Yeah its the Asus Z97 Pro Gamer, it was a great bosrd, just dated now. The 2080 is really only thing keeping the system going lol
     
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    Yeah, gotta second what Gordon said, if you're gonna do something (and of course, if you can being the most apparent part of the whole thing), it seems you'll get the better return from a PC upgrade.

    Also hey, Game Pass is a thing, so that'll have you covered on Xbox titles.
     
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