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    Default New computer -- need input

    Hello everyone!

    Today was a sad day. I have been squeezing each and every ounce out of my current setup for close to seven years now, but I realize that the time has finally come to retire the old workhorse and go for something more modern and up-to-the-task.

    My problem is me being piss-poor due to moving, starting new job, etc., so my budget is currently a bit stingy. At this moment in time I can afford about $1500 without resorting to rice & ketchup for the next two months.

    I should also note that I only 5-Box. Never more, nor will I in the future.

    I stumbled across an offer from a local shop, offering this build (+ case) at a discounted $1450:
    PCPartPicker Part List


    CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($299.99 @ B&H)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master MasterLiquid ML240L RGB 66.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($79.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: MSI MPG B550 GAMING PLUS ATX AM4 Motherboard ($149.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Kingston HyperX Fury 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory ($133.10 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Kingston A2000 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($66.49 @ Staples)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB STRIX GAMING Advanced Video Card ($879.94 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Corsair TXM Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($109.98 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1719.48
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-09-15 12:39 EDT-0400


    Any immediate thoughts on it? Could I do better for the listed price?

    Also, I am aware that a new series is around the corner. I am however in a bit of a hurry, and have been told that there is such a big demand on the new cards that I would probably have to wait a while after launch before getting my hands on one.

    Any help would be appreciated! :-)

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    Whats the name of your current/old cpu?

    Did you play at 1080p, dirx-11-legacy, using slot swap macro, 60 fps max front, 25 gps max background, slaves at settings 1, main on like 3ish??
    (usually chronically bad at finishing a post, please hold for some minutes.... before you reply / quote it, as i might be editing it)

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    i7 4770.

    1080p, and tried the slot swap-macros and settings -- yeah.

    More people (on Discord) have reiterated that I should wait a bit before purchasing any graphics card, so I'll probably hold off a bit on that part. I might have a 970 stored somewhere as a (very) temporary option.

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    Re: graphics cards, prices, etc., Jay has some pretty decent rationale on waiting a bit for a GPU in some of his recent videos.

    https://www.youtube.com/c/Jayztwocents/videos
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    Get something like this:

    More cores = king.
    https://pcpartpicker.com/list/npfJvW


    Then continue to use your old gpu for now. If you are happy with it, who knows.. then stick with it. Money saved.

    Before christmas, i think you should be able to get something "around the performance of the old 2080 ti (if not even more)" for around 400-500 dollars (thats why i increased the powersupply watts a bit, to cover any spikes needed by a newer gpu).


    Good luck
    Last edited by WOWBOX40 : 09-15-2020 at 06:50 PM
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    It's painstakingly difficult to recommend any hardware right now, at their current prices, when:

    1) New GPUs from nVidia are being released on the 17th and 24th of this month
    2) New GPUs from AMD are being released in October/November
    3) New CPUs from AMD are being released in October/November
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ughmahedhurtz View Post
    Re: graphics cards, prices, etc., Jay has some pretty decent rationale on waiting a bit for a GPU in some of his recent videos.
    https://www.youtube.com/c/Jayztwocents/videos
    Ill have a look! Thanks


    Quote Originally Posted by WOWBOX40 View Post
    Get something like this:
    More cores = king.
    https://pcpartpicker.com/list/npfJvW
    Then continue to use your old gpu for now. If you are happy with it, who knows.. then stick with it. Money saved.
    Before christmas, i think you should be able to get something "around the performance of the old 2080 ti (if not even more)" for around 400-500 dollars (thats why i increased the powersupply watts a bit, to cover any spikes needed by a newer gpu).
    Good luck
    That's what I'll probably end up doing; getting all but the GPU and just stick with my current for a couple of months. Worthwhile
    Thank you!

    Quote Originally Posted by MiRai View Post
    It's painstakingly difficult to recommend any hardware right now, at their current prices, when:
    1) New GPUs from nVidia are being released on the 17th and 24th of this month
    2) New GPUs from AMD are being released in October/November
    3) New CPUs from AMD are being released in October/November
    Yeah, fair point. I realize that I should just hold off. Might cause a lot of headaches, but will be worth it in the end. Last time I upgraded I bought a 970 just a couple of months before the next series were launched. Always regretted that.


    Thank you all for the input. Really appreciate it!

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    Ya that overall seems like a pretty steep price to pay for the GPU on the initial piece. If you can hold off, you'll be saving significantly or getting something much better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MiRai View Post
    It's painstakingly difficult to recommend any hardware right now, at their current prices, when:

    1) New GPUs from nVidia are being released on the 17th and 24th of this month
    2) New GPUs from AMD are being released in October/November
    3) New CPUs from AMD are being released in October/November

    Grateful you are always on top of things.

    I feel like I just upgraded and new hardware is already coming out. Is Moore's law already toast?

    Hell I want the RTX 3080, for 699.99 seems like a steal. Maybe evga will have it for 499-599. Hot dog!
    Last edited by Fat Tire : 09-16-2020 at 12:34 PM

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    Completely agree with all above - hold off for another month if you can. Even if you decide to stay with exactly what you have picked out already, it should be on clearance shortly.

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