Question Upgrade, Build Or Wait (New system?)

danielm175

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Hi,

Should I upgrade, build new computer or wait?

Build new PC budget: £3000
Upgrade budget: Any

My Computer specs:

1x Intel i9 7900x 3.3GHz Skylake CPU
1x Asus Intel Prime X299-A 128GB DDR4 2066 Motherboard
1x 32GB (2x16GB) Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 RAM
1x EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 11GB TI Black Edition iCX GDDR5X Graphics Card
1x Crucial MX500 1TB SSD
1x Seagate Barracuda 2TB HDD
1x Corsair TX-M 650W Hybrid PSU
1x Corsair H115i Pro RGB Water Cooler
1x Corsair Crystal 460X RGB PC Case
1x Windows 10 Pro COA Licence
1x Arctic F12 120MM Case Fan
1x 2.5 - 3.5 SSD HDD Mounting Bracket
 

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And what do you want to do with your pc?
Just gaming,gaming/streaming,editing,workstation,etc..
Yes everything which you have outlined. I would like some ray tracing as well to get better lighting inside my games.

I would like:

  1. 2k/4k 144hz in ultra settings in games like GTA-V, red dead, cyberpunk and other games like this.
  2. Ultra Ray tracing
  3. Minecraft in ultra shaders
  4. Streaming/recording games at same time while keeping the frames up
  5. Want a really fast computer in general for everything
 
Yes everything which you have outlined. I would like some ray tracing as well to get better lighting inside my games.

I would like:

  1. 2k/4k 144hz in ultra settings in games like GTA-V, red dead, cyberpunk and other games like this.
  2. Ultra Ray tracing
  3. Minecraft in ultra shaders
  4. Streaming/recording games at same time while keeping the frames up
  5. Want a really fast computer in general for everything
Ok so lets see.
For 4K ultra settings in Cyberpunk,you will need a 3090,if you want anything close to 60fps.
144fps is just impossible to achieve with those settings in Cyber punk.
So,here is what i put together.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 5900X 3.7 GHz 12-Core Processor (£611.51 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
CPU Cooler: ARCTIC LIQUID FREEZER II 360 56.3 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler (£98.99 @ AWD-IT)
Motherboard: Gigabyte X570 AORUS PRO ATX AM4 Motherboard (£222.95 @ Technextday)
Memory: G.Skill Trident Z RGB 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 CL16 Memory (£214.32 @ Newegg UK)
Storage: Crucial MX500 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive (£95.42 @ CCL Computers)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£48.58 @ CCL Computers)
Video Card: Asus GeForce RTX 3090 24 GB STRIX GAMING Video Card (£1753.67 @ Overclockers.co.uk)
Case: Corsair Crystal 460X RGB ATX Mid Tower Case
Power Supply: Corsair HX Platinum 1000 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply (£160.99 @ Currys PC World Business)
Total: £3206.43
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2021-01-23 12:15 GMT+0000


The things i kept are the storage and the case.
Everything else i swapped out.
5900X should be more than capable of both gaming and streaming,bassically there is nothing this thing cant do.
Cooling it is one of the top performers in terms AIO's.There is 420mm version of this cooler,but 360mm will be enough.
For the motherboard i put in a really good mobo.Really good VRM's for overclocking and has Q Flash Plus which allows you to update the bios without the ram and cpu,since you are going to need a bios update for 5900X to work.
The ram is really really good.Dual channel memory with frequency 3600MHz and CAS Latency 16 is all a man can ask for.Chasing speeds higher than that is pointless in my opinion.Also if you ever need more than 32gb of ram,you can always buy the exact same kit,since you have 2 free slots.
The storage is the same.
Case the same
RTX 3090 is also pointless in my opinion,but if you want 4k RTX ON ultra settings 60 fps in cyberpunk there is no deniying that only the 3090 can do that.
Also i had to upgrade your psu,650W just wont do it for this build.
The total for upgrades is £3058
 
https://www.watercoolinguk.co.uk/p/Lian-Li-LANCOOL-II-Midi-Tower-Tempered-Glass-DRGB-black_71920.html
LIAN LI LANCOOL II MIDI-TOWER - BLACK £82.98

https://www.scan.co.uk/products/750w-corsair-rm-series-rm750-full-modular-80plus-gold-sli-crossfire-single-rail-625a-140mm-fan-atx-p
Corsair RM750 750 Watt 80+ Gold Fully Modular PSU £104.88

https://www.scan.co.uk/products/asus-tuf-gaming-x570-pro-wi-fi-amd-x570-am4-ddr4-pcie-40-dual-m2-2-way-crossfire-25gbe-wifi-6-usb-32
ASUS TUF GAMING X570-PRO (Wi-Fi), AMD X570, AM4, DDR4, PCIe 4.0, Dual M.2, 2-Way CrossFire, 2.5GbE/WiFi 6, USB 3.2, ATX £233.99

https://www.overclockers.co.uk/amd-ryzen-7-5800x-eight-core-4.7ghz-socket-am4-processor-retail-cp-3cb-am.html
AMD RYZEN 7 5800X EIGHT CORE 4.7GHZ (SOCKET AM4) PROCESSOR - RETAIL £379.99

https://www.scan.co.uk/products/corsair-h100i-rgb-pro-xt-aio-cooler-2x-120mm-ml120-pwm-fans-copper-heatsink-aluminium-240mm-radia
Corsair 240mm H100i RGB PRO XT Intel/AMD CPU Liquid Cooler £109.99


https://www.scan.co.uk/products/2tb-pny-xlr8-cs3030-m2-2280-pcie-30-x4-nvme-ssd-3d-tlc-nand-3500mb-s-read-3000mb-s-write
2TB PNY XLR8 CS3030, M.2 (2280) PCIe 3.0 (x4) NVMe SSD, 3D TLC NAND, 3500MB/s Read, 3000MB/s Write, 643K/729K IOPS £243.98

https://www.overclockers.co.uk/evga-geforce-rtx-3080-xc3-gaming-10gb-gddr6x-pci-express-graphics-card-gx-32b-ea.html
EVGA GEFORCE RTX 3080 XC3 GAMING 10GB GDDR6X PCI-EXPRESS GRAPHICS CARD £749.99

Total: £2,109

https://lian-li.com/product/lancool-ii/

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lfxuqjt38dA
 
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danielm175

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Your processor should be fine for what your doing, you should of bought a 4 stick set of memory but it's not a big difference

I would try to get a RTX 3080 video card and upgrade your power supply and call it done.
as all of the rtx 3080 and 3090 are sold out I only can get founders editions . Are the founders edition cards just as good as the original card ? As the founders edition are little bit more expensive?
 

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as all of the rtx 3080 and 3090 are sold out I only can get founders editions . Are the founders edition cards just as good as the original card ? As the founders edition are little bit more expensive?
The founders edition is the original card. I think their places you can pre order. Or EVGA is suposed to have a Q system where you get in line to get one you would need to check their site to see if it's offered in the UK as I'm in the US.
PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
Video Card | EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 10 GB FTW3 GAMING Video Card | £843.67 @ Overclockers.co.uk
Power Supply | Corsair HX Platinum 1000 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply | £160.99 @ Currys PC World Business
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | £1004.66
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2021-01-23 13:44 GMT+0000 |
 

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The founders edition is the original card. I think their places you can pre order. Or EVGA is suposed to have a Q system where you get in line to get one you would need to check their site to see if it's offered in the UK as I'm in the US.
PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
Video Card | EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 10 GB FTW3 GAMING Video Card | £843.67 @ Overclockers.co.uk
Power Supply | Corsair HX Platinum 1000 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply | £160.99 @ Currys PC World Business
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | £1004.66
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2021-01-23 13:44 GMT+0000 |
so your suggesting to buy the RTX3080 over the RTX 3090 ?
 
so your suggesting to buy the RTX3080 over the RTX 3090 ?
3080 has much better value in terms of price to performance,and will deliver you 30-40 fps 4K max settings in cyberpunk,but if you want solid 60,3090 is the one to go.
Other games are not nearly as demanding,so i say go for the 3080 if you can play cyberpunk at 30-40fps (which im telling you i can since its a AAA title,not a fast pace BR or FPS),but if you really really want that 60fps,go for the 3090.Also 3090 might serve you better for workstation use since it has 24GB Vram so think this through before pulling the trigger
 
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Oh yeah thanks for showing me that. I understand now that the RTX 3080 is better for value.

But if I wanted to play minecraft with ultra shaders, does minecraft depend more on GPU memory ?
 

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