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post #1 of 81 (permalink) Old 02-15-2020, 01:25 AM - Thread Starter
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Build Now or Wait?

My current rig has been running for almost 5 years and is still going strong:

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My new build I was thinking:
https://pcpartpicker.com/user/AltCtrl/saved/sR68Jx

It would primarily be used for gaming/streaming and maybe some light video editing in the future. Should I even consider a AMD Ryzen 3950x build?

Wait and see what happens in 2020 or build it now. Any suggestions?
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post #2 of 81 (permalink) Old 02-15-2020, 01:57 AM
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Keep your old PSU there is no reason to buy a new one which is in some ways worse but if you want to buy a new one buy a Focus or an Ion+
And dont buy a Samsung 970 Evo its way overpriced and there are options that are almost as good and way cheaper

And last dont spend $100 on Windows 10 its free to download from the MS website and you can buy a legal key online for as little as $10
As for AMD yes you should consider that instead

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Id keep waiting, Prices can only come down further and 7nm can only mature more.
A i7-6700K @ 4.7ghz on 1440p shouldnt be too bad unless you need something right now then up grade the mobo/cpu/ram since the GPU market is still at a bit of a stand still since your on a 1080ti. But personally id wait to upgrade it all at once when there is a good GPU to upgrade too.


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I usually try to build a new PC/upgrades for a game that is coming out hopefully timed with a good GPU/CPU release, otherwise why bother? I need a reason to upgrade. My PC is similar but there are simply no games out that warrant a new PC, but I am having a lot of errors so I might upgrade or buy a new PC b/c of that.

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Well my computer started restarting randomly while gaming so that's a problem.. Getting DistributedCOM warnings in event viewer but not sure what the problem is.

What if I kept my 1080ti and upgraded to the 3080ti this summer. Are the new intel cpu's going to be a big improvement still being on 14nm? Are the new Ryzen 4000 going to be a big improvement over the 3950x? Any other reason to wait other than the new chipset motherboards?
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OP, not sure if your issue is same or similar to this. See post #4.

https://www.tenforums.com/performanc...ibutedcom.html

A better solution me thinks is a fresh install of Windows.

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My 2.5 years old delidded 7980xe @ 4600mhz all core with 49ns memorylatency (4000c16 twekaed) is faster than 3950x max overclocked on water in every scenario. Pretty good for a ancient cpu
In gaming it has no chance vs my new 10900k @ 5400mhz and 4600c16 tweaked memory. ~35ns memorylatency.
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If your current PC can't handle the games you're playing, then it's definitely time to upgrade. I imagine you would only have difficultly playing more demanding games while streaming.

The i9-9900K is rather overpriced right now. If you feel you need an 8C/16T processor, I would recommend going with an R7 3700X instead.

I'm not sure why you would swap the water cooler unless you think yours is going to give up on you sooner rather than later.

Going from a GTX 1080 Ti to an RTX 2080 Super is a lateral move. It only makes sense if you want RTX.

You shouldn't need a new Windows license. You should be able to transfer yours to this new build. Just make sure it's linked to your Microsoft account.

Do you need a 2TB NVMe SSD? I guess it would come in handy as a scratch drive in the future, but I think this only makes sense if you plan on making money with your system. If you just want to use it as a boot drive, a 500GB model would more than suffice. If you need a 2TB NVMe SSD, the HP EX950 makes a lot more sense for $150 less.

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Ill check out those DCOM solutions, thanks.

I'm thinking about going for a dual pc setup. So my current PC would be dedicated to streaming. My new PC would be for gaming and everything else. My only issue with that is noise/heat from having a 2nd computer running so I want this new PC to be able to handle both if need be.

Money isn't really an issue so I want top of the line as long as it's not wasted. I want a 2TB ssd as I have a 1TB ssd almost at full capacity for gaming/boot drive.

I rather not reuse parts from my old build because then I might have to replace them in the future so I'll just keep my 2nd computer in tact or sell them. However I think it would be smart to take the 1080ti out and put it in my new PC and wait for the 3080ti. Just wondering if it's worth waiting for the new cpu's/chipsets.

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Quote: Originally Posted by shilka View Post
Keep your old PSU there is no reason to buy a new one which is in some ways worse but if you want to buy a new one buy a Focus or an Ion+
And dont buy a Samsung 970 Evo its way overpriced and there are options that are almost as good and way cheaper

And last dont spend $100 on Windows 10 its free to download from the MS website and you can buy a legal key online for as little as $10
As for AMD yes you should consider that instead
Do any of the Focus or Ion+ have braided cables like the evga G3?

I might go for the HP EX950 for a 2TB ssd like was previously mentioned.
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does any PSU above $30 not have braided cables? lol.



that's braided ^

assuming you mean sleeved cables, buy sleeved extensions for $30 or buy replacement cables from Cable Mod.

no PSU comes with sleeved cables AFAIK.

I've been using these for my past two builds.
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