Rate the PC of the person above you and suggest next upgrade!

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Hardware' started by mr_mordred2095, Apr 13, 2007.

  1. pwlm1975

    pwlm1975 Member

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    Comedy gold :lol:

     
  2. poleposition

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    Hive - Maybe a pair of GTX980 or 1 GTX1080 might be a good step up gpu wise for you.



    I have below setup for a racing simulator

    Z97 Extreme6 Asrock Motherboard
    4790K CPU
    GTX980 GPU
    16GB Kingston DDR3 HyperX fury Ram
    Kingston 256GB SSD
    Thermaltake Level 10 Case
    3x 40inch Soniq FHD Screens in Nvidia Surround
    Coolermaster GX750W PSU
     
  3. LivingRewind

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    Possibly a second 980 or a single 1080, depending on if your racing games support dual cards or not

    My Rig:
    AMD Ryzen 1700
    ASUS x370 Prime Pro
    16GB corsair vengeance DDR4 (2400Mhz)
    AMD Radeon 295x2
    Intel 600P OS drive
    Samsung EVO 500gb Game drive
    EVGA Supernova P2 1200w
    28" AOC 4k freesync screen
     
  4. mesaoz

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    Looks pretty good to me. GPU upgrade possibly in your future? (although the 295x2 is still beast mode)


    My rig

    6700k with a Maelstrom 240 AIO cooler, I've finally fixed my heat issues with my CPU (without delid) so I should be able to wind some OC into it finally!

    ROG Gene VIII mobo

    Asus STRIX 1080 @ 2ghz

    16gb DDR4 3000mhz (Vengeance LPX)

    ThermalTake Core P3 open air case (this did wonders for GPU and CPU temps!)

    Dell 27in 1440p display - gaming

    Samsung 28in 4k display - youtube/other media
     
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  5. krappo

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    have no idea, But maybe a second 1080 :)
     
  6. mesaoz

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    I'd sooner sell the 1080 and spend the difference to get a 1080Ti :lol:

    A Ryzen system is in my future... but not yet, need to at least bump the 2 year old mark on the i7.
     
  7. MR CHILLED

    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    I'd actually be thinking cpu upgrade for his rig.
     
  8. jpw007

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    What was causing the heat issue?

    If anything i'd only go up to a 1080 Ti, but honestly it's a schmick system :thumbup:
     
  9. mesaoz

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    I'm thinking now that it was a clamp force problem, I had the problem with my noctua tower cooler, and even after switching to the water system, despite multiple remounts it was always a problem.

    When I moved the rig into the open air chassis I really cranked that fucker down and used double the paste I normally would... and magically my temps dropped a good 15 degrees at 100% load.

    I think the 115x socket adaptors from some of these manufacturers weren't accounting for the slightly lower height on the skylake heat spreader?
     
  10. krappo

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    My Turn........


    Intel Core i7 4790K :
    MSI Z97A-Gaming 7 :
    G.Skill Ripjaws X F3-2400C11D-16GXM DDR3 :
    Samsung 850 EVO Series M.2 250GB SSD :
    MSI GeForce GTX 1060 Gaming X 6GB :
    Seasonic X-760 80+ Gold :
    Phanteks PH-TC14PE CPU Cooler :
    Samsung S27B550V 27in :
    CoolerMaster HAF X Case :
    Audioengine 5+ :
    Gieseler Audio Klein DAC :
    Gigabyte GHOST M8600 :
    SteelSeries QcK+ :
    Logitech G19 :
    Pioneer DVR-219L :
    Win 10 x64


    :D:D:D:D
     
  11. MR CHILLED

    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    One thing I've learnt, just about every system can be improved upon in one way or another.
     
  12. disguisey

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    Core i5-4660
    Radeon R9 280
    4GB of Ram
    2x AOC 24" 1MS 1920x1080 Monitors
    Logitech G19
    Fractal 4 Case

    Worth doing a whole new build?
     
  13. pwlm1975

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    Hi, depends on your motherboard but I'd start with a new GPU for sure (RX 480/580 depending on your PSU). Sell the 280, they're the equivalent of the old HD 7950 (rebadged, essentially) and miners love 'em.

    If your motherboard is a "Z" series I'd sell the current CPU and look for a "K" variant and overclock it.

    DEFINITELY a RAM increase as well, at least 8GB and preferably 16GB.
     
  14. Ratzz

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    100% totally depends on what you use the machine for.

    The glaring fault is the ram, you need to at least double it.

    Anything else will depend on your usage, and what features your motherboard doesn't have that you might like.

    If its a facebook/web machine, media server or htpc, and be realistic about this.. most people 'think' they need a lot more grunt than their actual usage would suggest.. then I'd settle for adding another stick of ram and leave it at that.

    If its a gamer, and the mobo ain't nothing special, then its probably time to look at at least a GPU as well, and if you are a FPS whore then you might as well go with a new machine altogether.
     
  15. disguisey

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    Thanks guys,

    Will look at doing that. Been ages since I have followed whats new etc. Only concern if I get a new GPU, I won't bottleneck the CPU?
     
  16. elfoam

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    How about this one

    Full Tower
    Motherboard DFI P2XBL/D
    2 x Celeron slot one 300a's, modified for SMP via drilling out a cpu pin through the back of the slot one card. + Voltage mod via wires on card edge to card. OC to 450mhz
    GPU Voodoo 3
    1x 10k 9gig Segate Cheetah Ultra wide SCSI
    2x 18gg Segate barracuda UW SCSI
    1 Catweasel MK IV PCI with 2 x MOS 8580

    It's asleep out in my garage but still we had a lot of fun. It was in the very top elite of machines when I built it in 1997/98 ish. Pretty scary drilling brand new cpus before they had even been fired up. I was like intel warranty cards.. we wont be needing those.

    I'm actually going to upgrade it and need suggestions (seriously I'm going to), just keeping the case :). What I'm looking at is a cheap xeon rack server into this case conversion.
     
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  17. Scarecrow_99

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    Hey Guys,

    Can you recommend an upgrade to the below:

    I play World of Tanks, Battlefield, etc

    CPU: i7- 2600K @3.4Ghz have a H100 AI0
    MB: Asrock Z77 extreme 4
    RAM 8GB
    GPU: Crossfire R9 280x
    HDD: 128 SSD (OS) 512GB SSD (Games) 1TB WD Green Storage
    Monitors: Dell 27" 1440p, 2x Shimian 27" 1440p

    Thanks
     
  18. pwlm1975

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    Still a decent rig, maybe look for a 3770K and overclock it, another 8GB RAM and I reckon you'll be set for a while longer.

    I've got a dead rig which I want to repair but also looking for a recommendation on a GPU to play Minecraft on.

    Intel G3260 CPU
    Silverstone something low profile CPU cooler
    ASRock B85 Pro4 mobo - pretty certain this is dead
    8GB DDR3 1333MHz (max speed the CPU can handle, I think?)
    60GB OCZ Agility 3 SSD
    80GB 2.5" HDD
    Silverstone 500W PSU
    Thermaltake something ATX case

    Edit: by recommendation, I mean not getting price-rogered by crypto-peen.
     
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  19. krappo

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    If this was your rig, What would the Brain's Trust come up with....

    Intel Core i7 4790K :
    MSI Z97A-Gaming 7 :
    G.Skill Ripjaws X F3-2400C11D-16GXM DDR3 :
    Samsung 850 EVO Series M.2 250GB SSD :
    MSI GeForce GTX 1060 Gaming X 6GB :
    Seasonic X-760 80+ Gold :
    Phanteks PH-TC14PE CPU Cooler :
    Samsung S27B550V 27in :
    CoolerMaster HAF X Case :
    Audioengine 5+ :
    Gieseler Audio Klein DAC :
    Gigabyte GHOST M8600 :
    SteelSeries QcK+ :
    Logitech G19 :
    Pioneer DVR-219L :
    Win 10 x64

    Many Thanks :)
     
  20. mesaoz

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    Maybe an RX560, I don't know if the new update needs a beefier GPU (I doubt it)

    Looks just fine for 1080p 60hz gaming (or 120+hz in esports titles I guess). Now isn't a good time to buy graphics cards so I would suggest using that one for as long as possible.
     

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