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sportdan30 wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:56 pm
Rodster wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:49 pm
I decided to cancel my order...AGAIN. I'm going to wait to see what the Zen 3 processors are capable of and by that time the Intel i5-10600K should be released and supposedly it could post slightly better numbers than the i7-10700K under certain conditions. I can't believe Intel is still pushing 14nm tech while AMD is selling 7nm.
Not a computer afficienado in the least, but I do think you can do a little better than a 2060 if you're patient. Probably best to have canceled the order.
For 1080p gaming the RTX 2060 Super 8GB is overkill. I have yet to make the jump to 4K. Actually the GTX 1660 Ti currently is the sweet spot for price and performance on 1080p.

What i'm trying to do is wait for the next gen AMD Zen 3 and RDNA 3 architecture. Those hopefully will arrive within the next 2 months. But on price alone that was a pretty good price for a prebuilt rig. I priced a component build and I would have saved maybe less than $150.

Edit: I also read the GTX 1660 Super and GTX 1660 TI are basically redundant. It's better to save money going with the 1660 Super.
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I decided not to go Alienware and trust my old eyes. I saved a sh*t load of money. I ordered my parts from Newegg. A new Lian-Li Aluminum case with a carrying handle. Total cost of the build $917 vs $2500 with Alienware. To sweeten the deal I got Assassin Creed Valhalla (FREE) with the Ryzen 7 3800x and 12 months no interest.

Lian-Li https://www.newegg.com/p/2AM-000Z-00050 ... 000Z-00050

Ryzen 3800x only $10 more vs the Ryzen 3700x.

ASRock Fata1ity B450 Mini-Itx mobo https://www.newegg.com/asrock-fatal1ty- ... 6813157844

Corsair Vengeance Pro 32GB 3200Mhz https://www.newegg.com/corsair-32gb-288 ... 6820236570

GTX 1660 Super (I still game in 1080p so it's throwing money away with a higher end card)

* I already have a 256GB Nvme m.2 card I can use to boot the PC and a 3TB HDD for my Steam games. I also have a PSU leftover I can use.

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Need some advice on purchasing a gaming laptop for my son. He's off to college in a few weeks (fingers crossed he doesn't have to come home early because of the coronavirus). Anyways, he's majoring in game design and has specific requirements from the school.

Windows Gaming Laptop (recommended) or MacBook Pro Recommend: 16GB RAM memory & 512GB SSD storage.

He has on order the following.

ASUS - ROG Zephyrus M15 15.6" Gaming Laptop - Intel Core i7 - 16GB Memory - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q - 1TB SSD - Prism Gray

The price is right at $1579. I just wonder if it'll hold up for four years and also if it's a decent brand that's reliable. A little concerned about some comments that it gets quite hot and the fans are pretty loud.

I've shied away from the Macbook Pro becuase they're moving to a new chipset, even though they'll support their intel notebooks for a few years at the very least.

Anyone have any recommendations or suggestions?

Thanks!

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Asus is a good brand. You'll be fine with what you purchased. I don't know that I'd get a MacBook if you're boy is getting into game design...it's clearly not a MacBooks strength - and you have to run emulators to get games to run if they aren't native to MacOS. It's a giant pain...

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I'm glad I waited cause the RTX 3080 looks like a monster in performance. Eurogamer's Digital Foundry calls it a generational leap in performance.

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I'm glad I waited cause the RTX 3080 looks like a monster in performance. Eurogamer's Digital Foundry calls it a generational leap in performance.
It better be for $1,500. I mean...um, it's supposed to be when it's the top of the line, cutting edge card. If you wait longer, the 4080 will be out and it'll be even better! Waiting is a fools game in tech.

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The 3080 is $699, correct? The 3090, which is unneccessary is $1500.

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The 3080 is $699, correct? The 3090, which is unneccessary is $1500.
That's correct although for $699 you are getting a revved up RTX 2080 Ti for half price.

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It looks like the sweet spot card is the RTX 3070 which cost $500 card.

Eurogamer: "The RTX 3070 should be the most popular model of the three, offering what Nvidia claim is better than RTX 2080 Ti performance and 8GB of GDDR6 memory at a $500/£470/€500 price point. Compared to the previous RTX 2070 (non-Super), you're getting 60 per cent higher frame-rates on average. That means it should be a good choice for resolutions up to 4K. However, it lacks the dual-sided fan design of the RTX 3080 and RTX 3090, going back to the standard one-sided design of the RTX 20-series cards. Still, if performance is up to par, I don't think too many people will mind. This card will be available in October."

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The Verge did a side by side test between the RTX 3080 and the RTX 2080Ti and the RTX 3080 which is a $700 card averaged 120 FPS running Doom Eternal @ 4K with Max settings. A 50% increase in performance for half the price.

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