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Hey all -

 

I've just come back from overseas with some left over money to use on a new build, probably as much as $3500. It would really only be for gaming..

 

Currently I have the following

 

CPU: Intel i5 760 (from a long time ago)

Motherboard: Gigabyte P55A - UD3

GPU: ASUS ROG STRIX GTX 1070 GAMING OC

RAM: Corsair Vengeance CML8GX3M2A1600C9 8GB (2x4GB ) DDR3

SSD: Crucial M4 256GB

Monitor: Viewsonic VX2778 - SMHD.

Case: Corsair Carbide 500r

 

This was the first build I'd put together and was proud to have done so, but I've been exploring pre-built options, which seems to be an unpopular approach, but I wanted to list what I was considering and see what people thought.

 

Here it is! https://evatech.com.au/pcsummary.php?pcid=141260

What intrigues me is the option of going for a 2080 ti for the extra $1. It's Inno3d though and I don't know much about them.

 

Another X factor is the spate of new announcements out of Computex coming out at the moment. I wonder whether it would be worth waiting, but a new build is kinda exciting.

 

I'd welcome any thoughts!

 

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The 1070 is still a good card, if only running res of 1080p then it will be fine for most games.  Most of the time I would go with "build it when you need it" but with all the news on the ryzen and navi coming, it is good to wait in see.  Even if you want to go Intel after Ryzen release, the price might come down on some or have sales on current cpu's.  Nvidia suppose to announce two more gpu's that are going to be a bit faster than the 2080 and 2070 from the rumors.  You could pick a card now like the 2080ti though but not sure on your psu, what you got?  E3 is like a week away and will have more announcements or info too. 

 

Perf summary for reference and can see what games you might have that would benefit from an upgrade:

https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/EVGA/GTX_1650_SC_Ultra_Black/27.html

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Posted (edited)

B360 MB cant OC or run RAM over 2666

8700K is nearing two years old

No clear details on exactly what PSU or RAM

Clearly just the cheapest SSD they can find safe to say there is better value options like Intel 660P

 

I would wait for Ryzen 3000 but these may give you some ideas

AMD Gamer 08/02/2019

  • CPU Ryzen 5 2600 3.4-3.9GHz 6C\12T $254 2600 Review
  • MB Asus STRIX B450-F $208
  • RAM 16G (2x8) F4-3200C14D-16GFX $319
  • GPU RTX 2060 6GB $549 -OR- RTX 2070 8GB $699 -OR- RTX 2080 8GB $1019
  • SSD Intel 660p 1TB M.2 PCIe NVMe $237
  • PSU Seasonic Focus 650W $129 7Y -OR- Seasonic Focus 650W Plus 10y $149
  • CASE SilverStone Redline RL05 $59 -OR- SilverStone FT05 $129
  • HSF Be Quiet! Dark Rock TF $119 (Optional for lower noise)
    TOTAL $1755-2434



Intel Gamer Updated 08/02/2019

  • CPU 9600K 6C $409 -OR- 8700K 6C-12T $589 -OR- 9700k 8C $679 Gamers Nexus 9700k Review
  • MB ASRock Z390 PHANTOM GAMING-ITX/AC $267 (Newegg) -OR- Asus ROG STRIX Z390-I GAMING $319
  • RAM 2x8 3200c14\3600c16 $319 OC to ~4000c17 1.4-1.5vdimm
  • GPU RTX 2070 8GB $699 -OR- RTX 2080 8GB $1019 -OR- RTX 2080 Ti  $1799
  • SSD Intel 660p 1TB M.2 PCIe NVMe $237
  • PSU Corsair SF600 Gold 600W SFX 7Y $166 + SilverStone PP08 Adapter SFX to ATX $10 (SFX PSU provides extra breathing room for GPU. Have PSU inlet facing up)
  • CASE Fractal Design Define S Nano $118 (Block bottom vents to force airflow past GPU and out the back)
  • HSF Noctua NH-D15 $115 (Move fan from over RAM to the case lower front inlet)
    TOTAL $1641-igp $2340-$3762

 

 

AMD High End Updated 08/02/2019

  • CPU AMD Ryzen 7 2700X 3.7-4.35GHz 8C16T $515
  • MB Asus ROG Crosshair VII $429
  • RAM 2x8 3200c14 Flare X $319 Ryzen Memory Stability Thread
  • GPU RTX 2080 8GB $1019 -OR- Radeon VII 16GB $1099 -OR- RTX 2080 Ti $1799
  • SSD Samsung 970 EVO Plus 1TB M.2 NVMe $329
  • PSU Seasonic Focus 650W Plus 10Y $149 -OR- Corsair HX750 750W 80 Plus Platinum 10Y $195
  • CASE Silverstone Fortress FT05 $129 -OR- Fractal Design Define R6 USB-C $199
  • HSF Be Quiet! Dark Rock TF $119
    TOTAL $3008-3904

 

Edited by Dasa

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Sounds like good advice. With so much news on the horizon, it would probably be wise to wait a bit, and the 1070 is doing fairly well.

 

PSU is an Antec True Power Trio 550W.

 

Thanks for this link as well!!

Cool, thanks Dasa, good info there

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I’m here at computex now (In Taipei) and talking to some employees on the floor from  intel and amd, indeed the suggestion is to wait, particularly on the CPU front. 

 

New announcements from AMD have really shook up the market. 

Edited by wajubalo

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22 hours ago, wajubalo said:

I’m here at computex now (In Taipei) and talking to some employees on the floor from  intel and amd, indeed the suggestion is to wait, particularly on the CPU front. 

 

New announcements from AMD have really shook up the market. 

 

Hey thankyou wajubalo, this info in much appreciated. As someone who is pretty out of the loop with new tech, this helps a lot.

 

I'll wait and see what comes in the next couple of months

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Maybe a Ryzen 3600 build! We have see what the Australian pricing will be ...

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