(PCGT VI) Not a meltdown in sight

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PostRe: (PCGT VI) Not a meltdown in sight
by Peter Crisp » Fri May 15, 2020 7:46 pm

Does anyone ever use a trackball now?

jiggles wrote:Nobody with a VR headset is going to be using it regularly this time next year, let alone in 4 years time.


Posted 16th March 2016. Let's see.
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PostRe: (PCGT VI) Not a meltdown in sight
by Qikz » Sun May 17, 2020 2:23 pm

Peter Crisp wrote:Does anyone ever use a trackball now?


I have never even seen a single person use one.

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PostRe: (PCGT VI) Not a meltdown in sight
by Ironhide » Sun May 17, 2020 6:16 pm

Qikz wrote:
Peter Crisp wrote:Does anyone ever use a trackball now?


I have never even seen a single person use one.


I briefly used one around 15 years ago but never really got used to having to press the buttons with my thumb so ended up going back to a mouse.

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PostRe: (PCGT VI) Not a meltdown in sight
by Xeno » Tue May 19, 2020 11:43 am

A few people at my work use them due to rsi and other ailments with regard to grip strength and arm movement.

Not my thing TBh.

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PostRe: (PCGT VI) Not a meltdown in sight
by Lagamorph » Wed May 20, 2020 12:02 pm

We got onto the topic of gaming PC Hardware in our work chat earlier and now I'm relatively tempted to upgrade a little,

https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/ZYWRfH

My current CPU is a 6 year old i5-4690k with 16GB of DDR3 RAM....
GPU is a 1080ti though so should be fine for at least another year or two.

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PostRe: (PCGT VI) Not a meltdown in sight
by Jenuall » Wed May 20, 2020 12:27 pm

I'm still rocking the i5 4690k as well! :toot:

Only a measly 8GB or RAM here though :(

I've been looking at a similar sort of upgrade for a while now but I'm waiting to see what the next generation of the Intel Core CPUs looks like before jumping into anything...

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PostRe: (PCGT VI) Not a meltdown in sight
by Ironhide » Wed May 20, 2020 3:17 pm

Currently rocking an i7 9700K and an RTX 2060 which are both far more powerful than I realistically need.

The GPU is a noisy bugger though (its a 'mini' version with a single fan) and I'm half tempted to replace it with a different model (possibly a dual fan 'blower' type, case permitting)

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PostRe: (PCGT VI) Not a meltdown in sight
by Cuttooth » Wed May 20, 2020 3:45 pm

I have the same CPU but paired with a GTX 1060. Tempted to upgrade to whatever the successor to the RX 5700XT ends up being and going down the 1440p, 144Hz route with a new monitor.

Honestly I'm probably just bored from lockdown and looking to do needless upgrades. Didn't even order that mouse in the end since Hatface shunned me in here. :(

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PostRe: (PCGT VI) Not a meltdown in sight
by That's not a growth » Wed May 20, 2020 4:13 pm

Ironhide wrote:Currently rocking an i7 9700K and an RTX 2060 which are both far more powerful than I realistically need.

The GPU is a noisy bugger though (its a 'mini' version with a single fan) and I'm half tempted to replace it with a different model (possibly a dual fan 'blower' type, case permitting)


I've had the L9i (I think that's it's name) for the last 5 years, and while it's a single fan it's pretty much silent. Might be worth considering.

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PostRe: (PCGT VI) Not a meltdown in sight
by KjGarly » Wed May 20, 2020 4:15 pm

Lagamorph wrote:We got onto the topic of gaming PC Hardware in our work chat earlier and now I'm relatively tempted to upgrade a little,

https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/ZYWRfH

My current CPU is a 6 year old i5-4690k with 16GB of DDR3 RAM....
GPU is a 1080ti though so should be fine for at least another year or two.


Not worth holding off for Zen 3? They won't be compatible with a B450 if you planned on a new CPU down the line.

If you want to get the most out of a Ryzen 3000 processor right now we would absolutely recommend either of the 500-series chipsets. So it stands to reason that should extend to Ryzen 4000, with its continued PCIe 4.0 support, when the Zen 3 processors do finally launch.

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PostRe: (PCGT VI) Not a meltdown in sight
by Lagamorph » Wed May 20, 2020 4:43 pm

KjGarly wrote:
Lagamorph wrote:We got onto the topic of gaming PC Hardware in our work chat earlier and now I'm relatively tempted to upgrade a little,

https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/ZYWRfH

My current CPU is a 6 year old i5-4690k with 16GB of DDR3 RAM....
GPU is a 1080ti though so should be fine for at least another year or two.


Not worth holding off for Zen 3? They won't be compatible with a B450 if you planned on a new CPU down the line.

If you want to get the most out of a Ryzen 3000 processor right now we would absolutely recommend either of the 500-series chipsets. So it stands to reason that should extend to Ryzen 4000, with its continued PCIe 4.0 support, when the Zen 3 processors do finally launch.

By the time I get a new CPU I'd hope for it to be 4-5 years down the line and so would likely need a new motherboard anyway.

Maybe I'll hold off until October when it looks like the new Zen 3 chips will be out.

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PostRe: (PCGT VI) Not a meltdown in sight
by Jenuall » Wed May 20, 2020 5:27 pm

Lagamorph wrote:
KjGarly wrote:
Lagamorph wrote:We got onto the topic of gaming PC Hardware in our work chat earlier and now I'm relatively tempted to upgrade a little,

https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/ZYWRfH

My current CPU is a 6 year old i5-4690k with 16GB of DDR3 RAM....
GPU is a 1080ti though so should be fine for at least another year or two.


Not worth holding off for Zen 3? They won't be compatible with a B450 if you planned on a new CPU down the line.

If you want to get the most out of a Ryzen 3000 processor right now we would absolutely recommend either of the 500-series chipsets. So it stands to reason that should extend to Ryzen 4000, with its continued PCIe 4.0 support, when the Zen 3 processors do finally launch.

By the time I get a new CPU I'd hope for it to be 4-5 years down the line and so would likely need a new motherboard anyway.

Maybe I'll hold off until October when it looks like the new Zen 3 chips will be out.

AMD actually backtracked on this recently: https://www.techspot.com/news/85286-amd ... zen-3.html

B450 will support zen 3 apparently

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PostRe: (PCGT VI) Not a meltdown in sight
by Xeno » Thu May 21, 2020 1:51 pm

I have an 8700k with a 1080TI.

I m looking to upgrade at the end of the year / beginning of next probably to an amd 4000 cpu as well as one of the upcoming nvidia gpu's

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PostRe: (PCGT VI) Not a meltdown in sight
by Victor Mildew » Thu May 21, 2020 2:00 pm

I've got an i5-6600k, gtx 1070 and 32gb of ram.

It eats up anything I throw at it, and paired with my gsync monitor, it's still brilliant.

However, for VR, which is hugely demanding, it's starting to struggle with the newer stuff. Half life alyx ran maxed out no problem, but assetto Corsa competitzione kills it when you try to run races with a decent sized grid. Cpu warnings all over the shop, so that must be my bottle neck now. I'll probably wait another couple of years before any upgrade, so I get a nice big jump in performance.

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PostRe: (PCGT VI) Not a meltdown in sight
by Lagamorph » Thu May 21, 2020 2:52 pm

I'm pretty sure my CPU was bottlenecking me in Alyx and I couldn't quite run it maxed out without stutters despite having a 1080ti for the graphics. My older/slower RAM probably isn't helping either.

I think I'll wait on the AMD 4000 series and then upgrade the CPU/RAM/MB combo. GPU is fine for at least another 2 years I think.

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PostRe: (PCGT VI) Not a meltdown in sight
by Knoyleo » Thu May 21, 2020 8:24 pm

Lagamorph wrote:I'm pretty sure my CPU was bottlenecking me in Alyx and I couldn't quite run it maxed out without stutters despite having a 1080ti for the graphics. My older/slower RAM probably isn't helping either.

I think I'll wait on the AMD 4000 series and then upgrade the CPU/RAM/MB combo. GPU is fine for at least another 2 years I think.

Lagamorph wrote:My current CPU is a 6 year old i5-4690k

Are you sure? I managed fine with my i5-2500k, overclocked admittedly, but still a 4690k shouldn't be giving you serious issues.

Edit: just re-read it and realised you were talking about maxing it out. Nevermind.

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PostRe: (PCGT VI) Not a meltdown in sight
by Meep » Thu May 21, 2020 9:16 pm

B450 support for Zen 3 is definitely good news. I had resigned myself to just upgrading my 2600 to a 3700 when it becomes cheap second hand however if the 4000 series will be compatible with my old board that keeps options open. I suppose I will be at the mercy of MSI as to whether I get the necessary update though.

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PostRe: (PCGT VI) Not a meltdown in sight
by Victor Mildew » Thu May 21, 2020 9:20 pm

I.totally forgot about overclocking, I've never looked at it. Should be able to squeeze some performance out.

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PostRe: (PCGT VI) Not a meltdown in sight
by Jenuall » Fri May 22, 2020 7:50 pm

Tempted to build a PC around one of the upcoming Intel CPUs now: Intel Core i9 10900K and Core i5 10600K review: hot to trot

Also in case anyone has missed it Civ VI is free on the Epic game store at the moment!

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PostRe: (PCGT VI) Not a meltdown in sight
by KjGarly » Fri May 29, 2020 1:02 pm

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