Building a new rona-box

Discussion in 'Tech Heads' started by Utumno, Apr 21, 2020.

  1. Utumno

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    Totally dumb because my about-5-years-old box still works absolutely fine, i7-4770k with geforce 1060 still plays just about every game just fine at high or even ultra setting using my 1900x1200 monitors. SSDs and 16GB RAM have really kept the rig feeling relatively fresh.

    BUT - I have been using a cheap-ish i3 NUC (just purchased last year) in a spare office which I now work out of full time, and the slowness of that is getting to me. It was totally fine for WFH 2 or even 3 days a week, but now that I'm down here constantly with dozens of windows open at any given time, the sluggishness is pissing me off.

    I figure if I get a new main/gaming rig, all my other shit can go the hand-me-down route amongst my kids and I can end up w/a better work box than this i3 NUC. Plus I'm antsy from being lockdown and so I'm doing my bit to needlessly stimulate the economy by buying shit.

    It's been a loooooooong time since I've looked at the current vidya PC landscape. I'm disappointed a bit at how meager the CPU strides have been in recent years. I think if I were brave enough to go for the most recent Ryzen shit I could have a much bigger performance jump but I'm not brave enough to trust my gaming to AMD stuff right now. So this is what I'm going with:

    • i5-9600k
    • GeForce 2070 Super (bought directly from EVGA, bunch of stuff on amazon is sold out our ridiculously priced)
    • Asus Prime 7390-A (open box, I hope this doesn't bite me later)
    • 1TB nvme SSD, first time trying nvme shit at home. GIVE ME THEM IOPS
    Pretty conservative build considering I haven't upgraded in so long but I had a hard time justifying going any higher end considering my current rig is still fine for just about everything.
     
  2. Bailon

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    My PC is 3 or 4 years old HP refurb for $500 bucks. Is it as good as yours? can play League on low settings and MTG lags hard as fuck, wewt.
     
  3. Agrul

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    give big bailon ur busted pc bruhtumno
     
  4. Utumno

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    I'm guessing $500 3-4 years ago was pretty low end. Even though my rig is 5+ years old the i7-4770k CPU and GeForce 1060Ti has held up rly well over that time.

    Total spend for the new rig is ~$1200 building it myself, w/a big chunk of that using up hoarded amazon points lol
     
  5. Utumno

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    I would but my kids kinda expect 'em as hand me downs. And my i3 NUC would be absolutely useless for gaming.
     
  6. Red

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    Go with AMD for gaming and performance
     
  7. Agrul

    Agrul TZT Neckbeard Lord

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    you're bigger than your kids and can physically pummel them for their insubordination utumno

    dont let them push u around pal
     
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  8. Utumno

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    Red shilling for AMD because he invested in their stock I'M ON TO U
     
  9. Red

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    Just build my box it's a neckbeard dream and can crush any game out and will for the next few years
     
  10. Bailon

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    Ha, I wasn't asking for his box but maybe someday I will ask to have him build me a box. Although, I doubt I'll ever really game on a box any more. Working from home and sitting at the same desk as I play games on after work for so many years has sort of killed my pc gaming desires for good.
     
  11. Agrul

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    and now u take videogaming from bailon

    will ur savage attack on basic american freedom never end utumno
     
  12. Bailon

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    Bastardo!
     
  13. Utumno

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    ssd to ssd transfer speed, 500mB/s. What a time to be alive.
     
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  14. Utumno

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    apparently that is all bottlenecked at the regular samsung SSD, the samsung nvme card tops out at 3500mB/s that's unreal

    /nerd
     
  15. Harper

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    I don't want to learn anything or build anything. Is there a durable laptop I can play games on that you guys would recommend? I'd use it for field work so durability matters.

    Right now, the only games i'd want to play on it are gears tactics and magic cards.
     
  16. Mern is Best

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    I'm planning on building a rig soon as well.

    From what I've read AMD Ryzen processors perform pretty closely with intels equivalents for gaming. However AMD was having driver issues with Radeon GPU's. Supposedly it's been fixed. I'm going to go with an Nvidia GPU just to be safe.
     
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    I bought an MSI gaming laptop back when dark souls 2 came out. Still running today. I can play WoW and GTA 5 on it. That's 5 years of traveling 11 months out of the year. Never used it on a jobsite though, we had company supplied laptops for that

    You are just paying a lot more money for less.
     
    Last edited: Apr 27, 2020
  18. Harper

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    Is this ok?

    System Specs:
    • Processor: 9th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-9750HF (2.60GHz, up to 4.50GHz with Turbo Boost, 6 Cores, 12MB Cache)
    • Operating System: Windows 10 Home 64
    • Display Type: 15.6” FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS, anti-glare, 60Hz, 250 nits
    • Memory: 8GB DDR4 2666MHz
    • Hard Drive: 1TB HDD 7200 RPM + 256GB SSD PCIe
    • Warranty: 1 Year Depot or Carry-in
    • Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1650 4GB
    • Camera: 720p HD
    • Keyboard: Backlit - US English
    • Wireless: 802.11 AC (2 x 2) & Bluetooth® 5.0
    For $1K USD?
     
  19. Agrul

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    specs look nice but i'd go contract the rona if i had to work on a screen that small

    i'd tap 2 swamps & sac tap some power for a bigger screen but ymmv
     
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