Post your PC specs

Discussion in 'Technology' started by HellRipper, Jan 24, 2011.

  1. I was excited to try team red again and I'm hedging my bets on better multi-core use in the future. I always felt the gaming argument was overblown. It's the same comparison we had with your 2600k and 7700k. The 2600k is only slower when there is a CPU bottleneck. A person would have to be gaming at 1080p, with a 1080ti, getting over 100 fps to measure the difference. I game at 1440p, on a mid to high end card, on a 60Hz monitor. I'll always have a GPU bottleneck and anything over 60 fps on a 60Hz monitor is arguably pointless. CPU performance doesn't affect my games. Someday I might have a 144Hz monitor and a bleeding edge graphics card but that wont be anytime soon.
  2. I just noticed I never updated for my new build.

    AMD Ryzen 5 1600 OCed to 3.8GHz
    Cooler Master Hyper 212X
    Gigabyte GA-AB350-Gaming 3
    2x8GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000
    8GB MSI Radeon RX 480
    250GB Corsair BX100 SSD
    1TB WD Caviar Green HDD
    Corsair CX650 PSU
    Cooler Master Masterbox Lite 5
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
  3. I ran ycruncher on Ryzen 1700. In single threading it did worse than my i7-3770K but it's a multi-core/threading beast. It's been mining one of the new cryptos much better than anticipated. Gaming must not make good use of multi-core/threads. The benchmarks had me worried about poor performance but I'm glad I took the plunge to AMD.

    AMD Ryzen 7 1700
    ASRock Fatal1ty Gaming X370 - Mini ITX
    32GB Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR4 2400
    ASUS ROG Strix RX560 4GB OC
    1TB Samsung EVO PRO 850
    Seasonic FOCUS Plus 750W 80+ Gold Full Modular PSU
    CoolerMaster 130
  4. I think you guys were right about Ryzen. My components have been sitting on the floor in a box while I've been researching, stewing, and searching for deals. The 1800x was what I really wanted in the first place yet I bought another Intel chip anyway. Newegg said they'd give me a shipping label and no restocking costs to swap, so I'm RMAing it and getting the 1800x and same accompanying parts but for X370. I think this is the first time I've ever decided to send electronics back. Newegg was amazingly kind and generous regarding my indecisiveness.
  5. I wasn't trying to push Ryzen. Both are great chips but I think Ryzen gets an undeserved "bad for gaming" label.

    This guy does a long deep dive on GTAV and shows why max and average frame rates aren't the complete picture for perceivable game performance.

    Those long 100ms+ frames don't affect FPS averages but they can be noticeable when playing. The i5s are particularly bad at causing 100ms+ frames but even the i7s will have more bad frames than the Ryzen 7.
  6. It appears to produce more consistent frames, and I've also been thinking along the lines of the 6- to 8-core utility and more multithreading down the road is likely to be greater than it has been recently given we've had 4-core Intel CPUs running the show for several years.
  7. #147 AKS, Dec 10, 2017
    Last edited: Jun 18, 2022
    AMD Ryzen 7 5800x
    MSi X370 Gaming Pro Carbon
    Noctua NH-U12S
    32GB (4x8) G.Skill Flare X 14CL 3200 MHz
    Gigabyte 6900XT Gaming OC 16GB
    SK Hynix Gold P31 Gen3 SSD
    Samsung 850 Evo 1TB SSD
    Corsair Gold AX1200 (from previous build)
    Samsung G9 ultrawide monitor (5120x1440; 240Hz)
  8. my samsung 960 pro nvme drive died 2 weeks ago. luckily the pros have 5 year warranties so i did warranty exchange and they sent me a 970 pro replacement. win.
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  9. I use the Samsung Evo range in desktops at work that I don't see the point in fully replacing. Old Ivy Bridge i5s still work brilliantly when paired with an SSD. Must have purchased around 100 of them and only had a single failure so really happy with them overall.
  10. i7-8700K
    16 GB (2x8) Corsair Platinum 4000mhz
    Asus Strix OC 2080ti
    NVME SSD and a bunch of other SSDs
    Corsair AX860i
    LG 27" 1440p 144hz
    Acer 32" G-sync, 4K, 60hz :(
    LG Oled CX - 65" - HDMI 2.1 when Ampere comes out.....

    I still use my trusty Noctua for cooling lol
  11. Dell XPS 8910 Special Silver Desktop - Intel i7-6700 6th Gen Quad-Core Skylake up to 4.0 GHz, 16GB DDR4 Memory, 1TB SATA Hard Drive, 2GB AMD Radeon RX 560, DVD Burner, Windows 10
  12. Ryzen 5 5600X
    ASRock B550 Extreme4
    CORSAIR Vengeance LED 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 3200
    EVGA SuperNova 650 G2
    PowerColor 5700XT Red Devil
    Samsung EVO SSD 860 1TB
    Samsung EVO SSD 850 500 GB
    Thermaltake View 31

    LG 32GK850F 32"

    Mionx Naos 7000 Mouse
    Corsair Strafe RGB Keyboard

    Schiit Audio Modi DAC -> Schiit Audio Magni Headphone amp -> S.M.S.L SA300 Speaker AMP -> Triangle BR02 Speakers

    EK-Supremacy EVO AM4 water block
    Blackice Nemesis 360 Stealth radiator
    Barrow D5 Pump
    2 x Blacknoise NB-Multiframe 120mm
    3 x Blacknoise NB-eLoop 120mm
    3 x Thermaltake Riing 140mm
  13. How long do you think a good PSU can last? I bought a very heavy duty monster 1200W Corsair PSU back from my Sandy Bridge build over 10 years ago at this point, but the thing has been an absolute tank and has been running flawlessly. How long can I trust it to hold up? It has never given me any reason to replace it other than age. I think it may be the best PC component I've ever purchased.
  14. I was actually wondering that myself. I’m using a Seasonic 1000W 80 Plus Platinum PSU that I bought a decade ago. I’ve had no issues with it. I get the impression the good ones can last a very long time.
  15. I had PCPower&Cooling PSU that went 10 years. I think one day I just got stressed thinking it was going to explode from age so I bought a new one. It’s probably the longest lasting component I ever bought.
  16. #156 cmdrmonkey, Jun 18, 2022
    Last edited: Jun 18, 2022
    Midrange mining cards like the RTX 3070 and 6700XT are getting dumped en masse right now on ebay. Can be had for like $425-450.

    The last time this kind of dumping went on back in 2018 to early 2020, GTX 1070s got down to $200 and RX 580s got down to $125.

    I want to see how low they go. Might grab a 3070 if they get cheap enough. Crypto is in full scale meltdown. The value is returning to what it was during the last crash.
  17. I'm not sure how low a used crypto card would have to get for me to buy one. Seems like they'd have a lot of hard miles on them. I guess we're about 4 months away from the Nvidia 40xx series. With luck prices will really tank then.
  18. #158 cmdrmonkey, Jun 19, 2022
    Last edited: Jun 19, 2022
    By all accounts they're usually fine. Sometimes they need to be repasted or flashed back to a normal BIOs from a mining BIOs though. Worth it IMO if they get cheap enough.

    If these mining cycles are going to keep being a thing I think it's worth it to keep spare video cards around. I bought a GTX 970 for $70 during the last crypto crash just to have in case something happens to my 1070.
  19. I think the Intel cards will be hitting shelves by the end of Summer. That might help drop prices as well.
  20. Yeah between crypto miners dumping cards in massive amounts, RTX 40 about to launch, and Intel about to launch, I think there will be some dirt cheap cards real soon.