General PC Help Thread 2

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Memento Mori
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by Memento Mori » Fri Mar 20, 2020 12:19 pm

I'm deeply fond of my current PC which I built myself 8 years ago but I think I'm at the limit of upgrading it. The case is too small and it was a struggle to put in a GTX970 a few years back. In order to play HL:Alyx, I would need more RAM, a new GPU and a new CPU so I think it's time for a completely new system.

I've seen recently though that Overclockers and Scan will custom build the PC for you if you choose the components. Being a lazy bastard that sounds intriguing but has anyone used this service previously? Rough estimate how much extra would I be paying for the convenience rather than buying all parts and doing it myself?

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PostRe: General PC Help Thread 2
by KjGarly » Fri Mar 20, 2020 2:25 pm

I'm looking to go the Ryzen 7 + new mobo route next month if, IF, I can spare the dosh. Think I'd get about £200+ back from my current I7 and mobo.

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PostRe: General PC Help Thread 2
by Jenuall » Fri Mar 20, 2020 2:42 pm

I've been flip flopping between going Ryzen or sticking with Intel for my new build for about 3 months now. The Ryzen CPUs report great figures in terms of benchmarking but the FPS in games still don't seem to match up to the i7's

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by Jam-Master Jay » Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:35 pm

There have been some decent offers on Ryzen CPUs over the past couple of months with the 3600/X being pretty hard to beat in terms of value and I saw a 3900X dip below £400 earlier today.

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PostRe: General PC Help Thread 2
by Jenuall » Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:36 pm

Yeah I'm still leaning toward the Ryzen as well, it's definitely a fantastic price point for what you are getting.

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PostRe: General PC Help Thread 2
by KjGarly » Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:56 am

OK so have funds to buy a Ryzen, noticed on eBay there's a MB bundle with a Ryzen 5 3600X (Motherboard is an MSI B450 Gaming Plus Max) for £301.99.

Anywhere cheaper than that (I'd prefer the MB to be bundled rather than separate) and I'm right in thinking it will be much better than my current I7 7700/MSI Z270 Camo Squad.

My current Ram is compatible with Ryzen (16GB Crucial Ballistix Sport 3200MHz) and of course I'll be using my RTX 2060.

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Purchased a Ryzen 5 3600x with an MSI B450 Tomahawk Max, hopefully here by Friday/Saturday. My current I7 7700 and Mobo/Hyper 212 cooler should scrape a bit of the money back once I pop them on eBay as a bundle.

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PostRe: General PC Help Thread 2
by KjGarly » Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:21 pm

And done! Installed the new motherboard myself with the 3600X and booted first time (Bios then straight to Windows) which I was a little proud of seeing as I had to get my dads friend to sort out the swap over of a MB last time. Tested a few games to make sure it actually works. Had a few screws left over and can I strawberry float find what they were from other than the DVD Writer I left out. Wanted the drive bay out for more breathing room but couldn’t find a way of removing it. Was planning a tidy up of the cables but gave up on that one :fp:

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