good thing my comment got deleted by staff, seems fair...
For 200$ you can get this Intel "upgrade"
you are on the newest generation then, but the CPU is only slighty better or even on par
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
I think it would be best to search ebay for the latest CPU+MOBO combo (or separately) which supported DDR3. Should be Haswell-Refresh if I remember correctly. Don't get a DDR3 Sky Lake MOBO.
Look for a Z87 or Z97 MOBO and as a CPU try i5-4670K / i5-4690K / i7-4790K / i7-4770K
now the rig is even more expensive and has even more fans o.O
her is something grey-ish
What would you like to opt for?
What is you friend willing to invest?
What is his current build? All the parts please.
Don't have words for that, but I feel like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9CS7j5I6aOc
you should get a Z97 MOBO
that's the easiest way to avoid any trouble and to overlcock
I can only tell from my own experience that the difference between CL15 2133 and CL15 3000 (same RAM, without and with XMP profile) was like 6 frames in Battlefield 1 (Intel machine GTX 1070 1080p high settings) ... but 114 or 120 fps wasn't an issue for me.
please correct if something is horribly wrong there
Is there a person/website with benchmarks for every single (or the most common) MOBO-RAM-CPU combinations? I would be interested, looking for something like this for long now. With single and dual channel RAM benchmarks would be nice, too.
I changed a lot, have a look.
16GB of RAM for 155 or 8GB for 80... better start with 8GB and go 16Gb when really needed:
this is how I would get it, but you lose the white only colour theme:
link please, gotta see those benchmarks
RTX 2070 is a GPU
the fans start running at 60°C, that's MSI Zero Frozr feature
so, I got a lemon?
MSi GTX 1070 Gaming X
is the software from the Cooler Master site the same? http://www.coolermaster.com/amd-ryzen-wraith-prism-rgb-software/
I thought the RTX branding is only for cards with "Raytracing". I am not sure if the 2050 and 2060 will have that feature though. I have to wait and see if those card have the new turing architecture.
what do you mean by "smaller"? less height? less bulky (space to RAM)? topdown-cooler?
announced prices are RTX cards... with a technology they have been developing for the last 10 years. They now have to cash in.
GTX cards are just improvements of the previous generation. If the price of the new GTX 2060 won't be between the current price of a GTX 1060 and GTX 1070, no one will buy it.
Or we will get a new crypto boom and gamers won't get the new cards at all.
The price on that GTX 2060 is a wild guess of mine.
The Corsair VOID is a good headset (if you want to have everything from corsair)
ambient temperature in my flat theses days: 28°C to 32°C
that's exactly what I wondered, too
Keyboard and mouse are fine, but the headset is only stereo.
This is a well knwon 7.1 circumaural headset for a small price
I honestly don't know right now, I have to see the benchmarks for the new cards to get an idea where the price of the GTX 10xx series has to drop to still be attractive.
little tweaks and a hint about GPUs
GTX / RTX 20xx series on the way. Can you wait?
wow 60-100 ; overwatch 100-130 on ultra
Do you have any problems while gaming?
Get a SSD for your windows and firefox/chrome
How much money do you want to invest?
for your current GPU a 75Hz monitor is perfectly fine for gaming @1080p high settings
when playing older games like CS:GO you can easily hit the frames to make use of a 144Hz monitor, but not AAA-Titles
my GPU is at 59°C when I do nothing. And I am pumping like 140CFM fresh air into the case every minute. That's perfectly normal.
Just a first go, can edit a lot, to go cheaper
it is only small things, like the PC Pro offers the newest USB 3.1 Type-C port, or a RGB header
but let's be honest. The PC Pro has black PCB, and the A-Pro has brown PCB
my pronouns are boom and zzzapp
nah, just the GPU
GTX 1070ti would be nice - it hits 120+fps on 1080p high/ultra settings
so even if your monitor is only 60Hz, you will have years to come to drop below those 60fps (Witcher on Epic settings and jokes like that are a different story)
You already own this machine? If so, get a better GPU, that's it
Or is this a new build? If so, what is the budget? 1100$?
I'd change the MOBO to https://pcpartpicker.com/product/4hnG3C/msi-z370-pc-pro-atx-lga1151-motherboard-z370-pc-pro
DAMN that's nice !!!!!