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    Looking to purchase a new PC in the next week to multibox 5 wow's.

    i9 9900k
    RTX 2070 8gb
    32gb 2933mhz
    256 m.2 pcie nvme ssd

    It appears that the above specs are common for a 5 box setup.

    I plan on primarily doing world quests, 5man dungeons and node/npc farming and all activities will occur in the BFA expansion. Is the setup listed above overkill if the minions are running at ~20 fps low distance render lowest settings ect and primary is at medium graphic settings (shadows, AA ect) avg 40-60 fps?

    I have a budget around 2200$ USD. Would a AMD CPU or GPU provide better value or performance?

    Also, I will only run WoW no streaming ,music , or internet during multiboxing.

    Last comment, currently looking at an AW Aurora, would anyone recommend ibuypower or cyberpowerpc as an alternative? Where would I find info on which motherboard, ram brand spec, ect I should select ( a little overwhelming will all the options)

    Thanks for help =)

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    it seems overkill/comfortable

    after building some myself years ago, i got my latest pc from bestbuy at the (brief) time you couldn't find 2080s anywhere, it's an ibuypower and I just changed/upgraded the ram and it's fine (water cooled etc) - ie cheap but not horrible construction

    I would recommend buying from a local store though because the first one I got was in a reboot loop (interestingly the 2080 in both was from different vendors, current one is a zotacgaming)
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    Those specs are solid for today and into the future, but AMD is about to release their 3000-series CPUs next month, which may or may not trigger a price war with Intel, which, may or may not be worth waiting for since the rumor has it that the new X570 boards are going to be pricier than usual, which (triple which) may offset the amount you'd be saving with the AMD CPU versus the Intel CPU, so... wait or buy? Flip a coin.

    Also, I have no experience with anything other than self-built machines, so someone else will have to chime in on that.
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    Three comments

    • As Mirai mentioned, waiting until mid July will get you more performance or save you some $. Then again NVidia/AMD may announce future graphics products and you'll be tempted to wait again. At some point you'll just have to pull the trigger (assuming before Black Friday/Cyber Monday sales)




    • The SSD seems a bit small at only 256 GB. Even then, I'd want a bit more fast disk, something in the 500 GB range minimum. (I'm assuming you also have slow HDs you're migrating)




    • When buying the memory, I'd strongly consider buy a combination of sticks that satisfies the channel requirements of your motherboard but also leaves space for future expansion. ie if the motherboard has 4 slots, dual channel, use 16 GBx2 rather than 8 GBx4 so that you can easily move up to 64 GB if you find it'd be useful. Price it both ways obviously and consider how likely it is that you'll want more ram. It's probably worth a small premium.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sservis View Post
    As Mirai mentioned, waiting until mid July will get you more performance or save you some $. Then again NVidia/AMD may announce future graphics products and you'll be tempted to wait again. At some point you'll just have to pull the trigger (assuming before Black Friday/Cyber Monday sales)
    I certainly agree with this sentiment, where you can find yourself in an endless loop of just waiting because there will, without a doubt, be something better if you just wait a little longer, but the AMD CPU release is only 3 weeks away, and Intel may actually drop prices in an attempt to counter AMD. If you're going to buy Intel anyway, then you won't be saving much, but if you want more cores/threads than the 9900K has to offer, at very similar performance numbers, then you will definitely want to wait to try and get your hands on a 3900X in ~3 weeks.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sservis View Post
    When buying the memory, I'd strongly consider buy a combination of sticks that satisfies the channel requirements of your motherboard but also leaves space for future expansion. ie if the motherboard has 4 slots, dual channel, use 16 GBx2 rather than 8 GBx4 so that you can easily move up to 64 GB if you find it'd be useful. Price it both ways obviously and consider how likely it is that you'll want more ram. It's probably worth a small premium.
    Here is where I disagree, but only if someone is going to be using the XMP profile of their RAM. If you only ever expect to run the RAM at the stock speed that the chipset has to offer, then mixing and matching RAM can be done with little-to-no issues, but if you want to use the XMP profile and overclock the RAM, then mixing and matching RAM is not a good idea.

    Memory kits are sold together because they're tested together, and are 100% guaranteed to work together. So, you may buy a 2x16GB kit today, rated at 3200MHz, that works just fine at that speed, but you can easily find that when adding in a second 2x16GB 3200Mhz kit, that all of a sudden your system is no longer stable at 3200Mhz with 2x16 + 2x16. The problem is that both kits probably work perfectly, at 3200MHz, when you only have only that one matched pair installed at a time, and so the RAM isn't actually bad, it's simply the case that it wasn't tested together, and isn't guaranteed to work together. One solution to all of this, is to just buy the amount of RAM you want, from the beginning, and avoid any issues with RAM, since troubleshooting it can be a headache.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MiRai View Post
    AMD is about to release their 3000-series CPUs next month, which may or may not trigger a price war with Intel
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    https://www.digitimes.com/news/a20190621PD205.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by MiRai View Post
    Good call on price drop.

    I was able to watch a couple of your vids on YouTube, and I was wondering what size monitor are you using?
    I currently have a 7 yrs old 30 inch wide Dell monitor.

    Would this monitor work?
    LG 34UM61-P 34" Class UltraWide Full HD IPS Monitor
    2560 x 1080 Resolution75Hz Refresh RateFreeSync Technology5ms Response Time21:9 Aspect Ratio

    I would like to setup like you had the 4 minions on the bottom. I dont need 4k viewing, I just want the main toon to have a decent size so I see what's going on main with a little access to see what the others are doing.
    Would two of these be significantly better than one larger monitor?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slowplay View Post
    I was able to watch a couple of your vids on YouTube, and I was wondering what size monitor are you using?
    I currently use a 4K 42" UHD420 display.

    Quote Originally Posted by Slowplay View Post
    Would this monitor work?
    LG 34UM61-P 34" Class UltraWide Full HD IPS Monitor
    2560 x 1080 Resolution75Hz Refresh RateFreeSync Technology5ms Response Time21:9 Aspect Ratio
    In my opinion, I think 1080p stops looking acceptable after ~27" where the pixels reach the point where they can become noticeable, which can affects image crispness.

    Quote Originally Posted by Slowplay View Post
    I would like to setup like you had the 4 minions on the bottom. I dont need 4k viewing, I just want the main toon to have a decent size so I see what's going on main with a little access to see what the others are doing.
    Would two of these be significantly better than one larger monitor?
    It's hard to say because it's subjective—some people swear by using multiple displays—but after switching to a single large display, I certainly enjoy using a single large display for everything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MiRai View Post
    I currently use a 4K 42" UHD420 display.


    In my opinion, I think 1080p stops looking acceptable after ~27" where the pixels reach the point where they can become noticeable, which can affects image crispness.
    Agree 100% with MiRai. I have 2x Samsung 4k 27" and I can barely stand 1080 on them. When not gaming I'm running them @ 2560x1440. So i imagine 2560 x 1080 would look odd and stretched to me. I've seen several peolpe *swear* by ultrawide displays. I just don't think I'd pay > $200 and only have 1080.


    Quote Originally Posted by MiRai View Post
    It's hard to say because it's subjective—some people swear by using multiple displays—but after switching to a single large display, I certainly enjoy using a single large display for everything.
    I was tempted to go this route, but utlimately I was able to snag my 2x 27"s for cheaper than a 40". Also having tried a single 40" for about 2 seconds a long time ago @ MiRai's place I don't think I could get used to it.

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    Wouldn't by the time you need more than 32Gb you'll need a new PC anyway ?
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