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Forum Topic "Which CPU for Vega 64 Gaming/Streaming"

CharliePelletier submitter 1 point 7 months ago

Hi, me again. I keep coming back to you because it seems like you have the most knowledge and common sense I can find. I have decided on the Sapphire Nitro+ Vega card but am still considering both the 56 and 64 as they currently have an $80 difference between them. I have decided on the Ryzen 7 1700x for a CPU. I am pretty much lost on the other parts though. I have heard good and bad things about water cooling my CPU. Someone told me to get an AIO water cooler as it is reliable and I don’t have to mess with it (like this one: https://pcpartpicker.com/product/CrDzK8/corsair-cpu-cooler-cw9060025ww). Motherboard I am lost. RAM all looks the same with wildly different prices. Case I am lost. I am interested in some sort of RGB for the build because everyone knows about the slight performance boost your computer gets when your computer looks cool. Guide me Senpai.

Forum Topic "Save me from myself"

CharliePelletier submitter 1 point 7 months ago

I have a freesync monitore so I am looking for an AMD CPU. I am considering the Ryzen 7 1700x as my CPU.

Forum Topic "Save me from myself"

CharliePelletier submitter 1 point 7 months ago

Oh I’m well aware of the potent performance boost that comes along with RGB, and I’m willing to spend extra for it if it’s not too much of a price hike. I’m hesitant to go for the 2700x because it comes with a stock cooler insufficient for overclocking and has a very minimal performance boost over the 1700x.

Forum Topic "Is this a good time to build an AMD PC?"

CharliePelletier submitter 2 points 7 months ago

I’ve hesitant to get a better processor because it comes with a cooler that isn’t sufficient for overclocking. Why don’t I just get the 1700x and then a good cooler and overclock it. Then I’d have the money to get the 64. Or I could get the 56 and get a better version of something else. I’m finding it hard not gobbling up the 64 if it keeps dropping to 499, just within 50 bucks of the 56. What is your opinion of water cooling my cpu?

Forum Topic "Is this a good time to build an AMD PC?"

CharliePelletier submitter 1 point 7 months ago

There is a huge performance jump from the 580 to the 56, but there is also a huge price jump. There is a low performance difference between the 56 and the 64, but there is a lower price difference too. Thoughts?

Forum Topic "Save me from myself"

CharliePelletier submitter 1 point 7 months ago

Okay I will consider the water cooling. Many people have told me that it's too expensive or it can leak or other things but I can see the benefits and I'll take a look at some AIO's. Thanks man!

Forum Topic "Save me from myself"

CharliePelletier submitter 1 point 7 months ago

That is correct, I mean 1700x.

Forum Topic "Save me from myself"

CharliePelletier submitter 1 point 7 months ago

I am probably going to stay away from water cooling. Most people have been suggesting to me motherboards for around 100 bucks, like the b450 tomahawk, what makes that one better? Also is that ram much better than something like this: https://www.amazon.com/Corsair-CMZ16GX3M2A1600C10-Vengeance-Desktop-Memory/dp/B006EWUO22/ref=sr_1_6?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1537852907&sr=1-6&keywords=ram

Just trying to keep the cost down where I can, I appreciate you making the list.

Forum Topic "Save me from myself"

CharliePelletier submitter 1 point 7 months ago

I am probably going to get that GPU because I have a Freesync monitor. I am probably going to get that CPU because from my research it just seems like the best without completely breaking the bank.

Forum Topic "Is this a good time to build an AMD PC?"

CharliePelletier submitter 1 point 7 months ago

I’ve pretty much decided on the Sapphire Nitro+ Vega 64 and the Ryzen 7 1700x. Would you make any changes to this build with that information? I appreciate your help!

Forum Topic "Is this a good time to build an AMD PC?"

CharliePelletier submitter 1 point 7 months ago

I appreciate your answers, I didn’t know that about Navi. Do you know when the next AMD GPU’s are coming out? I am tied down to an AMD GPU and thinking about pulling the trigger on a Sapphire Nitro+ Vega 64. Thoughts?

Forum Topic "Is this a good time to build an AMD PC?"

CharliePelletier submitter 1 point 7 months ago

I have a freesync monitor so I’m tied down to an AMD GPU. I want to build a Streaming/Gaming build soon and I don’t know if I want to wait for the next gen if AMD GPU’s or not. I like the Sapphire Nitro+ Vega 64. Honestly have no idea what to do.

Forum Topic "Which CPU for Vega 64 Gaming/Streaming"

CharliePelletier submitter 1 point 7 months ago

No; I appreciate the rambling.

https://www.amazon.com/Sapphire-11276-02-40G-Radeon-Pulse-Graphics/dp/B07BGZNTQJ/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1537642547&sr=8-3&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_QL65&keywords=vega+56&dpPl=1&dpID=51YrOtgocML&ref=plSrch

What do you think of this guy here? I’m trying to keep my build at a budget of 1200 and this 56 is cheaper and made by Sapphire. Or should I still grab the Sapphire 64, because they aren’t that different in price honestly.

As for the CPU, they have a decently wide price margin and I have no idea where to start considering one. The only metric I am inclined to go by is that I don’t want one with a cooler because it sounds inferior. That leaves me with the 16, 17, or 1800x. I do want to refer to your comment in the first message about 12+ logical cores being proven to be the best. Which CPU’s have 12+ logical cores?

Forum Topic "Which CPU for Vega 64 Gaming/Streaming"

CharliePelletier submitter 1 point 7 months ago

This is awesome. Thanks so much. I would want to push the 144fps limit while I stream and I can’t imagine I’ll have a problem doing that with Rocket League (I already run it at 1440p144 with my beloved Rx 480) but in the future there will be games that I struggle to hit it. Couple more questions if you’ll donate some more of your time:

  1. I just saw a price drop for the Vega 64 (https://pcpartpicker.com/product/h766Mp/gigabyte-radeon-rx-vega-64-8gb-video-card-gv-rxvega64gaming-oc-8gd). Should I jump on it or get the Sapphire one you have?

  2. If I choose an AMD CPU, should I stick with the Wraith Spire cooler or grab a different one? And while I have your attention again, which AMD CPU would you recommend if I have a budget of around 1300 (preferably a little less) for the total build?

Forum Topic "Which CPU/Motherboard works best with Vega 64?"

CharliePelletier submitter 1 point 7 months ago

Frame rate > Resolution > Eye candy

I saw a price drop for the 64 which was tempting and I am only thinking about it. I just want to be able to stream Rocket League (which I run at 1440p 144hz already with my RX 480, but I am selling this computer to my brother and building a new one) at 1080p60 and run it at 1440p144 at the same time. Another goal of mine is to future-proof it for more intensive games that may come out (possibly vr). I have been looking at CPU's but I cannot find any straightforward articles or videos that tell me which CPU would be best for me. Maybe I just don't understand them. Thanks for the info Root.

Forum Topic "Need Suggestions for Streaming Build"

CharliePelletier submitter 1 point 7 months ago

Hi Mark. My only concern is if there are games in the future that I wanted to see at a frame rate in between 60 and 144, I would need an AMD GPU, correct? I just saw a price drop for the Vega 64 and it's tempting but I need to get more info before I dive into anything. Thanks so much for the list, I will go over it and consider the items. The CPU and GPU are the focus on my attention at the moment.

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