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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 04-01-2020, 01:39 PM - Thread Starter
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Sandy Bridge Upgrade?

Hi OCN.

Since work from home has forced SOME people in my household to tak over my computer station , it’s time to consider moving it to the living room.

Living room is a 65” OLED c7, my workstation is pretty terrible asus 24” monitors anyway.


Sooo long story short, should I move my current i7 2600K sig rig or build a new one?

It’s been YEARS since I build one so I’m open to it. I can carry my 1080Ti, but am also open to something that will better power upcoming / current games (speaking of which any good ones)

My main love is Flight Simulator X with VR plugin (oculus gen 1)and waiting for new flight sim .

I own BF5 I think but nothing ever compared to BF2.

Thanks all for comments and feedback.

Budget is basically high-end air cooling system

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The 2600K was not bad CPU for its time but its not exactly new anymore so i say you should build a new PC its almost 9 years since the 2600K came out

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I'm definitely open to it - the 2600k is still a great office machine and running everything I throw at it. Including Project Cars.

Any suggestions on where to catch up on the latest and greatest? Ideally I'd get the 2600k of this generation.

I realize my "sig rig" is also gone.

$600 for the bundle:

1 × AMD RYZEN 9 3900X 12-Core 3.8 GHz (4.6 GHz Max Boost) Socket AM4 105W 100-100000023BOX Desktop Processor
Item #: N82E16819113103

1 × Corsair Hydro Series, H115i PRO RGB, 280mm. Dual 140mm ML PWM Fans, Advanced RGB Lighting & Fan Control w/ Software. ...
Item #: N82E16835181138

VS.

Intel Core i9-9900KF ($519 @ the egg)

+ I'll probably get a cooler of some sort like the H115 separately.

Any thoughts on the two?

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H115i isn't air cooled.

But I would go for the ryzen.

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I'll put in my vote for the 3900x since I have one. I'm not a fan boy of AMD either, I switch between both manufacturers each few generations. I had a 4770k before this and noticed a significant increase in how smooth game play is on the 3900x. I play on a 1440p monitor with a 2080ti and the experience is great.

I had a few minor gripes in the beginning since I got it at launch. The BIOS needed updated multiples time to get rid of some unknown devices in device manager. Also for some reason it boots rather slow (24-30 seconds) on an NVME drive. This seems to be sort of common with some people but I'll figure it out at some point. All in all, it's a great processor with cores to spare for at least a few more generations I think.

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Quote: Originally Posted by ozlay View Post
H115i isn't air cooled.

But I would go for the ryzen.
You are right, back when I did the i7 the water cooled kits were only starting. My 1080Ti is the AIO water cooled OC version.

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I'll put in my vote for the 3900x since I have one. I'm not a fan boy of AMD either, I switch between both manufacturers each few generations. I had a 4770k before this and noticed a significant increase in how smooth game play is on the 3900x. I play on a 1440p monitor with a 2080ti and the experience is great.

I had a few minor gripes in the beginning since I got it at launch. The BIOS needed updated multiples time to get rid of some unknown devices in device manager. Also for some reason it boots rather slow (24-30 seconds) on an NVME drive. This seems to be sort of common with some people but I'll figure it out at some point. All in all, it's a great processor with cores to spare for at least a few more generations I think.
That sounds like AMD motherboards to me more than a CPU issue but I'm glad it was resolved.. seems reasonable to deal with a few bugs this is OCN after all...

I know I posted this in Intel but that's just because during the Sandy bridge times Intel was just unbeatable. From the 2 hours of reviews the 3900X is neck in neck with the Intel and the intel will be +200 when you factor in the cooling.

The one thing is that this will be a mainly gaming rig ( I have the 16" MBP for day-to-day operations ) and in my experience Flight Sim has never been multi-threaded friendly. It sames games have moved away from that.

Maybe we can move this thread to the AMD section since it looks like this will now become an AMD build haha I'm excited!

Any case suggestions that could fit both the Corsair AIO cooler + 1080Ti AIO?

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Quote: Originally Posted by MGX1016 View Post
Hi OCN.

Since work from home has forced SOME people in my household to tak over my computer station , it’s time to consider moving it to the living room.

Living room is a 65” OLED c7, my workstation is pretty terrible asus 24” monitors anyway.


Sooo long story short, should I move my current i7 2600K sig rig or build a new one?

It’s been YEARS since I build one so I’m open to it. I can carry my 1080Ti, but am also open to something that will better power upcoming / current games (speaking of which any good ones)

My main love is Flight Simulator X with VR plugin (oculus gen 1)and waiting for new flight sim .

I own BF5 I think but nothing ever compared to BF2.

Thanks all for comments and feedback.

Budget is basically high-end air cooling system
I have a 2600K with a GTX960 card and have yet to find a reason to upgrade. I know I will in the fall, but honestly I am not missing anything right now. No need to waste the $ if everything works fine.

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I have a 2600K with a GTX960 card and have yet to find a reason to upgrade. I know I will in the fall, but honestly I am not missing anything right now. No need to waste the $ if everything works fine.
My OC'd 2600K did fine. My main reason for upgrade is no longer having access to my workstation due to COVID. I'm going to put in a small GPU into the 2600 and downclock to stock & hand it down.

Here's a small build, open to feedback thanks~!

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/fvpQBZ

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Dont buy a CLC cooler the Noctua NH-D15 is just as good if not better and you can save $60-70 there alone
https://www.overclock.net/forum/61-w...lc-cooler.html

You dont need an 850 watt PSU for a single GPU system its way overkill and a 650 watt is more than enough
The Seasonic Focus GX is a better option and you can save $70 by going with this https://www.newegg.com/seasonic-focu...quicklink=true

2800 MHz is not very fast so spend those $70 saved on the the PSU and spend it on a good 3200-3600 MHz kit instead
Next paying $140 for Windows 10 is massive ripoff when its free to download from the MS website and you can buy a digtal key online for as little as $15 so thats $125 saved there

Last ditch the Samsung 970 Evo its overpriced and any of these are almost as good and way cheaper https://www.overclock.net/forum/355-...2-toshiba.html
All in all you can save as much as $330 and get some just as good if not better parts

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