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RayderPSG

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Ey guys, 

It's been like +10 years since I don't change my PC, so time's arrived and I should have a new one in 1, 2 months. I'd like to share characteristics, and if you think I should change something...

As fortunately money shouldn t be a problem atm:

-Processor: Intel i7-8700k

-Motherboard: Asus ROG Maximus X HERO

-RAM: Corsair DDR4 16G 2x8 3000Mhz

-Graph: GTX 1060 6GB

-hdd: WD Black 2TB  Sata 3 (7200 rpm)

-Computer source: Corsair RM850W 80+g

 

 

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What are you doing about cooling Rayder?

Water cooling for your CPU? Or are you using air cooling for everything?

If I'm honest I'd say to try and push for an SSD for your boot drive, that way Windows and any programmes and games you run, will load faster and will run with less lag if they're intensive.

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Get at least a GTX 1070

Get NZXT X62 Kraken as Water Cooler

If money is no problem consider getting 32 gb of ram.

256 GB SSD as System Drive and 512 GB SSD + 2TB HD as game and archive drive.

 

Rest is good.

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You can buy a decent 256gb ssd for around 70 € while 500gb ones is close to 150€.

It's definitely worth it tbh.

I don't think regular hdd has any use anymore rather than being a depot.

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SSD is essential if you want to get any kind of performance out of the rest of the gear on your specs sheet.
Also your MB should have a slot for the even faster SSDs, so it's silly not to take advantage.

Until I upgraded a couple of months ago I was able to run some games on very high specs on a 10-year old PC that officially couldn't run them, simply because I was running an SSD. It makes that much difference.

Can't see any difference in games between 8 and 16 GB so 32 is overkill unless you're using it for productivity as well as gaming.
I use mine for music editing and taking out a RAM block to put in the PC I built for MosesHerodez to play on has screwed up productivity so need to buy another 8gb block.

If you're only gaming, do you even need 8700K? Am running an i5 8400 and performance on the games I play is exceptional, even with an old 970 card. 

TBH you could also even consider a second hand setup with a 2600K for gaming. I have one of those too and performance is excellent even on something like Kingdom Come Deliverance, as long as you don't go beyond 1080.

If you want to optimise for gaming without going too over budget, spend more on graphics card and SSD and less on CPU and RAM.
 

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Yeah, actually any actual game can be played without problem with 8GB of RAM, so 16GB would be optimal, 32 is way too much, more than half of the memory would always be free, so its not worth it.

 

SSD for system can make a big difference, use the HDD for programs and users files. Install into SSD any game on which you want to have a perfomance boost, if you just dont mind about it, then install it on HDD. With that kind of computer games will run smooth either way

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FWIW MosesHerodez PC is with an O/C i7 6700, 8GB, SSD and a 1050Ti and that runs pretty much anything on 1080 at pretty high settings, even Kingdom Come Deliverance.

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This might show UK prices, but this is what I use and they're great - http://amzn.eu/3KKIv3e

An SSD will make a big difference in general, but loading times for maps and levels, large open world games etc. will all benefit from running on an SSD.

Just run Windows, plus your games on the SSD and anything like normal files, videos, music you just run on the larger HDD as the speed doesn't matter there.

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I went from i4820K 4.7Ghz OC platform from 2013 to 8700K 5.1Ghz OC platform 2months ago. Same Samsung 950 SSD + 2xGTX 1080 in SLI

More improvement in FH2 than expected 🙂 minimum FPS raised ca. 25-30fps and less microstutter

 

motherboard : Asus ROG Maximus X Apex (because of high quality VRM )

ram : 2x8Gb Gskill F4-3200C14-GTZR (because of easy overclockable Samsung B-die chips with low Cas latency)

PSU : Corsair RM850W

CPU cooler : Corsair H115i pro

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If you want to OC cpu + ram: Make sure to get a nice AIR flow coz 8700K, Ram and gfx gets very hot

I have air intake FANS in front(bottom), Side and Bottom + air Out in : Top, back and in front(top) allmost all conncted to an old NZXT Sentry MESH Fan Controller

 

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Really surprised about the improved frame rates on this set up Spieler. Interesting. Maybe there are other improvements like net connectivity and processing that are helping, which your graphics cards have little impact on.

I went from an old Quad Q6600 with an AMD 7850 to an overclocked 2600K with a 970 to my current setup of i5 8400/970 and gameplay wise I'm not really seeing any difference in FH2 - but then I haven't upgraded my screen years and never bothered looking at frame rates as game always worked…. This will be my first campaign with a reasonably modern setup. Last campaign was with the 2600K/970 setup but turns out motherboard was faulty.

But if you're seeing differences like this it might explain some of the weird stuff that always happens to me when I'm playing - missing when you know you didn't etc.

 

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Also forgot to point out... you quickly run out of space on a 256 SSD if you use for gaming and productivity so consider a second SSD somewhere down the line or just buy a bigger one. I'm just buying another 256 superfast SSD as I keep having to move files all the time.

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