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BenSciente
07-04-2017, 02:21 AM
PC build old threads was in last year so I wanna start fresh.

The set for my new corner is for both working and gaming, I always open chrome tabs and excel ... etc

https://thegreatsetup.com/builds The $1000 set here meets my budget, aside from the 2TB HDD (I'm replacing it with a SSD)

I have alittle doubt here. GTX 1070 is good, sure 8GB RAM can't be enough, but chip Intel Core i5-7600k? I don't know things regarding chipset, is it optimized and worth the bucks, guys?:confused:

prometheus
07-04-2017, 07:28 AM
My new pc just arrived, gonna pick it up today..though it is way more expensive than yours...

http://forums.newtek.com/showthread.php?153995-New-computer-Gtx-1080-VS-1070


8g, and i5...that wouldnīt do for me, especially not the 8gb of ram, the other specs might do, but itīs a semi decent office computer in my eyes.
Then mine is almost three times more expensive.

If you could get more ram it would probably mean alot, rather than the cpu or the gpu, next in line would be to get a better cpu, and lastly gpu if you want the latest cards.

rustythe1
07-05-2017, 03:58 AM
I would wait a few weeks, the i7 7800x is the same price as the old 7600 and has 2 more cores and higher overclock, unfortunately it only seems available here in the uk at the moment, but a 7800 system is only about Ģ20 more expensive, that's a small amount for nearly a 40% increase in processor power,

BenSciente
07-12-2017, 05:05 AM
My new pc just arrived, gonna pick it up today..though it is way more expensive than yours...

http://forums.newtek.com/showthread.php?153995-New-computer-Gtx-1080-VS-1070


8g, and i5...that wouldnīt do for me, especially not the 8gb of ram, the other specs might do, but itīs a semi decent office computer in my eyes.
Then mine is almost three times more expensive.

If you could get more ram it would probably mean alot, rather than the cpu or the gpu, next in line would be to get a better cpu, and lastly gpu if you want the latest cards.

Oh .. I actually purchased $700 set https://thegreatsetup.com/builds/best-gaming-pc-under-700/

It's GTX 1060 but as I test gaming on my friend's set, which has GTX 760, my games work damn fine. corei5 ... lol but should fit the card.

I only replaced 2tb HDD by 1t HDD + 128GB SSD, so as the system can perform better (it is), and I can always upgrade the RAM whenever.
Many thanks guys

BeeVee
07-13-2017, 05:07 PM
Or you could move to AMD for the processor and get far more bang for your buck - https://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/3013787/amds-threadripper-pricing-massively-undercuts-intels-core-i9 (I'd still stick with NVidia for the gfx card).

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BenSciente
07-18-2017, 03:59 AM
Or you could move to AMD for the processor and get far more bang for your buck - https://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/3013787/amds-threadripper-pricing-massively-undercuts-intels-core-i9 (I'd still stick with NVidia for the gfx card).

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Yeah I kinda prefer Nvidia - intel core stuff, not a fan of AMD. thanks anyway :p

rustythe1
07-19-2017, 09:32 AM
and also be aware the specs and prices of amds are not quite what they seem, the specs and bench marks are of the 1950x and the price is a standard 1950, the 1950 is locked and runs at 3.2 where as the 1950x runs at 3.4 and has turbo mode, the price of that one has not been released and there is a rumour that Alienware has an exclusive world wide deal meaning you might not find them in other prebuilds, so they will probably make the difference in price back by paying for the brand, the 1tb of ram is probably useless too as far as I was aware most software can only access 64GB and windows only supports 128 GB so you would have to run windows server, so even more expense and compatibility issues
I have to admit initial prices are tempting, but brand reliability would be in the back of my mind all the time, especially as there is a disclaimer that any overclocking will result in void warrantee (I find that a bit off as the "x" range is unlocked and has turbo!)

BenSciente
07-28-2017, 03:18 AM
and also be aware the specs and prices of amds are not quite what they seem, the specs and bench marks are of the 1950x and the price is a standard 1950, the 1950 is locked and runs at 3.2 where as the 1950x runs at 3.4 and has turbo mode, the price of that one has not been released and there is a rumour that Alienware has an exclusive world wide deal meaning you might not find them in other prebuilds, so they will probably make the difference in price back by paying for the brand, the 1tb of ram is probably useless too as far as I was aware most software can only access 64GB and windows only supports 128 GB so you would have to run windows server, so even more expense and compatibility issues
I have to admit initial prices are tempting, but brand reliability would be in the back of my mind all the time, especially as there is a disclaimer that any overclocking will result in void warrantee (I find that a bit off as the "x" range is unlocked and has turbo!)

you're right. I'm not a fan of OC stuff, especially I just want my set to be solid by time.

rustythe1
07-29-2017, 12:00 PM
well the intel 7740 set a world record on a rampage of over 7.5ghz, and the rest of the i7/i9 range set a further 7 world records https://rog.asus.com/articles/maximus-motherboards/rampage-vi-apex-breaks-8-world-records-and-reaches-7500mhz/

rustythe1
07-29-2017, 12:14 PM
and, so I was right, you can pre order the threadripper, but only in an alienware pc, and if you want a pc with 32gb ram and a single 1080ti card, it will set you back $4400, so if prices are correct your paying over $2000 for the alienware case to go with your amd threadripper!

rustythe1
08-19-2017, 02:12 AM
and now, even on Scans own page of testing they have not done the threadripper any favours,
https://www.scan.co.uk/info/scanzone/53-amd-ryzen-threadripper-amd-radeon-rx-vega#article1?utm_campaign=Scanzone+Issue+53+AMD+T hreadripper+and+Vega+18%252f08%252f17&utm_source=scanshot&utm_medium=email
they say the 1950x is almost 15% slower than the 7900x at things like 3dmax, maya, they also could not add more than 16gig of ram without it becoming unstable and having to lower speeds, they also could not clock the threadripper past 4ghz,
the intel they tested is also Ģ100 cheaper, and the thing I thought was a concern was it has 6 less cores! but was still 15% faster at some tasks?
although I guess cinema4d must have ties to AMD as that scored 38% faster than the I9 at rendering