Help me build my PC 2020 Catch All

ThatGuy42 wrote:

FYI, looks like this combo deal is about $200 off and includes both that case and the PSU: https://www.newegg.com/Product/Combo...

Making this look much more viable. When I saw $240, I was super interested but that was just the case. Yeesh.

Of course for any cool new idea in cases/PC components Linus has done an unboxing video:

And a very long build video:

It is a nice idea, but expensive (that NewEgg combo isn't bad though) and I am not crazy about the looks of the case. Like it isn't ugly like most of Silverstone's cases, but not quite something I dig either. I have kind of wanted a case with built in power cabling running through enclosed ducts and this is sort of that. Be neat to see if other companies copy this idea or start making cases that support it.

merphle wrote:
TheGameguru wrote:

https://www.newegg.com/promotions/ca...

I think this is kind of a cool idea.. its a custom PSU that works with just that case to create a cleaner cabling and install process. If I was in the market for a new case and PSU I think i'd give this a go.. Seasonic is a pretty good PSU brand and while I don't think of them for cases this one looks decent enough in terms of the competition at that size/price point.

That does look neat. I like the idea of a fully-modular PSU, but those cables are each still thick af and a giant bundle of mess at the bottom of the case and routed behind the motherboard.

My dream would be for the PSU and case manufacturers to agree upon a standardized electrical connection between the PSU and case, such that the PSU literally powers the case, and the case routes that power through individual cables embedded/hidden within the chassis itself, directly to where they would be needed on a typical ATX, GPU, etc. This "Seasonic Syncro Connect Module" sounds like it's getting pretty close to that; it's still a separate piece of kit to mount inside the case, but at least it's just one wire from the PSU to it, and the module runs the height of the case.

Interesting enough Linus discuss that in that long build video. You would need a mobo that takes 12volt directly.

As well not sure your point on the cable mess. It’s just a single cable from the psu to the breakout box and from there short standard power cables to the various connections (mobo, GPU, etc) you can’t change those cables without creating a whole new connector standards that everyone would have to support.

As well staying standard means you can eventuality get custom sleeved short cables for an even nicer look.

TheGameguru wrote:

As well not sure your point on the cable mess.

Sorry, that was an attempted reference to how current modular PSUs operate; usually 4-8 modular plugs coming out of the PSU, with long sleeved cables snaked all over the case. I agree that having the one cable coming out of that fancy new PSU to the breakout box looks good, and short cables from the breakout box solves the snaking-wires problem (mostly).

Are Crucial RM850X power supplies decent? Starting to accumulate some parts for a mid-ranged build, and got what seemed a reasonable deal from BB last week on a sale (also had some points that covered most of the cost).

I've been out of the build game for a bit, but Crucial PSU's have generally served me well in the past.

Intel GPU Alchemist sounds decent. That itch to upgrade is pretty strong.

MannishBoy wrote:

Are Crucial RM850X power supplies decent?

I am assuming you meant Corsair, not Crucial? Yes the RMxs from Corsair are good.

Intel GPU Alchemist sounds decent. That itch to upgrade is pretty strong.

If they make a competitive price cut, I'm going to jump on it. I've seen where performance is between a 3060ti and 3070. So if they price that at $400 or less, its an impulse buy. That's be more than double the performance of my RX580.

LeapingGnome wrote:
MannishBoy wrote:

Are Crucial RM850X power supplies decent?

I am assuming you meant Corsair, not Crucial? Yes the RMxs from Corsair are good.

Hah, yeah. Sorry. Getting my memory/storage stuff confused with my gazillion things Corsair makes.

I know Corsair traditionally has been good, but I haven't bought a PSU for my main PC in years.

MannishBoy wrote:
LeapingGnome wrote:
MannishBoy wrote:

Are Crucial RM850X power supplies decent?

I am assuming you meant Corsair, not Crucial? Yes the RMxs from Corsair are good.

Hah, yeah. Sorry. Getting my memory/storage stuff confused with my gazillion things Corsair makes.

I know Corsair traditionally has been good, but I haven't bought a PSU for my main PC is years.

Well, JonnyGuru went to work for them, so hopefully they're still good.

Man am I glad I got my 3070 and 3080 cards.

NVIDIA has released the RTX 3070ti and 3080ti SKUs, and both are just slightly faster 3070 and 3080 cards at clearly worse performance-per-dollar levels. They're each around 7-10% faster than the non-ti versions for 20-100% of the cost (the 3080ti being the biggest offender).

The part that sucks is that this basically just takes a chunk of the limited silicon supply away of the 3070 and 3080 SKUs and brings them to market as the ti versions instead.

Just in case GPU buyers weren't getting screwed enough already.

Looks like we have to wait for Q2 for Intel ARC

*Legion* wrote:

Man am I glad I got my 3070 and 3080 cards.

Pray tell, what exactly are you doing with both a 3070 and a 3080?

When two video cards love each other veeery much...

They birth a 3060?

He taped them together to make a 6150, duh.

garion333 wrote:
*Legion* wrote:

Man am I glad I got my 3070 and 3080 cards.

Pray tell, what exactly are you doing with both a 3070 and a 3080?

VR on my gaming PC in the office, and [email protected] on my living room TV.

*Legion* wrote:

Pray tell, what exactly are you doing with both a 3070 and a 3080?

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Dreamy.

I need to get a 3080 or better eventually for my LG OLED in the office. I don't have any time to game so I haven't put any effort in to it. I'll get one someday...

The 3080 is all that. We'd be living in a price-performance Nirvana if it weren't for the coin miners...

Clearly the result of pairing a 3070 with a 3080 is a 3075.

50% chance, Muraii. 25% of either a 3070 or 3080.

I am guessing a 3070 with it's mother's nose.

The wife is more hot than the husband? So cliche.

No, that's the grandpa 3090 and only seems to lose his temperature during New World ;P

Anybody willing to give me some feedback on this build? https://pcpartpicker.com/list/ywj7z7

My PC is pushing a decade now so it feels like time. I upgraded to a 1660 a friend sold me when they got a 3080, so the plan would be to use that, then upgrade to a 3080 when they aren't going for literally double MSRP.

charlemagne wrote:

Anybody willing to give me some feedback on this build? https://pcpartpicker.com/list/ywj7z7

My PC is pushing a decade now so it feels like time. I upgraded to a 1660 a friend sold me when they got a 3080, so the plan would be to use that, then upgrade to a 3080 when they aren't going for literally double MSRP.

My recommendation would be AMD (at least until Intel 12th gen is available, but maybe not even then), 5800x is equivalent. The 3080 will probably never go for double MSRP, but maybe in a year or two you might be able to get a used one when the 4xxx series comes out. Maybe consider CL16 RAM modules (use the money you save on the AMD processor) though research this heavily. I still don't fully understand when it becomes a benefit, maybe with Intel CPUs it might not be worth it.

charlemagne wrote:

Anybody willing to give me some feedback on this build? https://pcpartpicker.com/list/ywj7z7

I'm guessing you'll be salvaging drives from your previous build, but still, you could get much more storage getting a 1tb ssd and adding a regular 2t o even 3t hd and still pay about the same you're paying now for the EVO

charlemagne wrote:

Anybody willing to give me some feedback on this build? https://pcpartpicker.com/list/ywj7z7

My PC is pushing a decade now so it feels like time. I upgraded to a 1660 a friend sold me when they got a 3080, so the plan would be to use that, then upgrade to a 3080 when they aren't going for literally double MSRP.

I see money is no issue.

Why such an expensive cpu?

Edit: I didn't want to say anything before looking again, but the i9-11900K was basically laughed out of the room when it was released because it performed worse than the 10900K. That said, did some digging on more recent articles and I can see these benefits from it:

Overclock capable of 5 ghz on all cores (with appropriate cooling)
Faster memory out of the box (compared to 10900k)
Cooler (but still way hotter than Ryzen)

Unless you do video editing and whatnot, or are super into over clocking, I'm not sure why the extra money on the 11900k is worth it.

Thanks for the feedback! Money is an issue, but I'd rather spend more now and have it last longer. I'm not super up to date with current hardware, so I really appreciate the suggestions. Will definitely switch the 11900 to the 10900.

Nah, don't do the 10900. You want the most recent platform for faster ram speeds and the other benefits to motherboard architecture. The point is, mostly, that the 11900 just isn't worth the money.

Ryzen really is king right now. I'm assuming Intel loyalty/familiarity is keeping you interested in their platform?