I'd still strongly suggest it. At the Evolv X's price point, they don't include many of the features advertised. To actually use the dual system, you need a special PSU from phanteks that can cost $200 and then actual kit which is $14.
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uhh might've gone a bit over budget but that case include a LED strip. I'd suggest moving the stock fans to the front for more intake.
Oh yeah I also upgraded the graphics card
probably smoother framerates
get a cheaper case. That's way too expensive
Doesn't seem like much of a console killer and more like a full blown gaming pc
that's a big oof but his mobo does have a m.2 slot
Master is worth it for the VRMs.
for ram make sure the Cas latency is low. 3200mhz C16 is the same as 3000 C15
you probably wouldn't notice the faster speeds of the 970 evo in day to day use
personally, I'd recommend the o11 dynamic. It's a stunning case and if you watch GN's review on it, they note that it doesn't come with any fans but does well in thermals.
I can't speak on the PSU as I've only had one from EVGA
uhh there's no link
Faster clock speeds but 4 less cores. seems like a worthy trade off to me.
this motherboard comes with a 10gigabit ethernet card and a m.2 riser card
less ram but rgb and faster speeds.
less storage but should be faster with more ssd's
RTX 6000 should be faster than GP100
Larger case with possibility of a dual system
changed some stuff and you don't need the softwares
i5's have never had hyperthreading
it's a server. Not much to see
Lian-Li o11 Dynamic Master Race
it was a joke lol
They did drop to $279 to match the 1660ti but they sold out almost instantly
Now all aura sync or NZXT hue
he listed them all out as the 2 options he was deciding between
faster ram and cheaper gpu that should perform the same
It's probably just there to provide for better upgrade potential as it won't limit the CPU much.
tried to improve it and get it as cheap as possible
Well it mostly depends on the game being played. the 2080 build should spit out frames faster than your monitor can display them. the 9700k build is better for single core performance.
That cpu cooler ain't gonna do much. Stick with the stock cooler.
Also higher wattage PSU for a tiny bit more
Try posting another thread in the Troubleshooting forum here
Maybe wait a bit more to make sure RTX isn't just a gimmick and that it'll be supported by more games in the future
You should be fine to keep your current hardware for the time being.
Strix 1070 used is worth about $300.
7700k used is work about $300.
Strix Z270 is worth about $100.
Seems like your friend's getting a pretty good deal
Looks good but try bumping the RAM up to 3000Mhz with a cas latency of 15
Uhh maybe go for a 9700k if you don't need the hyperthreading.
Stayed with Intel and upgraded your cpu
Changed to Ryzen, got rid of your cooler, and now you've got a better gpu
Personally, I'd suggest the Lian-Li o11 Dynamic but it seems a bit far out of your price range. It mostly comes down to if you're going to be using more Corsair or NZXT products. Since it looks like you're already going with Corsair, I'd suggest that one
yeah switch over to AMD since they'll support their AM4 socket until 2020
Get a cheaper case though. You should be able to find some decent options
Wait for Ryzen 3000. More cores and single core performance are promised with these new cpus
possibly something like this with a vrm that only looks like a 4 phase vrm. Also this is mostly a concern if you want to overclock
Well not necessarily. bad motherboards can throttle some cpus with inadequate power delivery. Just make sure the board is a solid one with decent vrms
Try to see if you can snag a used 4970k for your cpu. You could also get a new gpu like a 1660ti or a 2060
He's running a B250 mobo so maybe a 7600 or something like that
At that point you'd be better off going Ryzen. Maybe a 2600x if you really want the best performance. A 2600 is also a good option
120gb is already enough for a boot drive and it's nice to have a lot of storage
It's just that when you use the m.2 slot, it'll share the same PCI lanes as the sata ports. This might mean that it'll perform sub optimally.
definitely change the cpu. It would probably bottleneck your gpu
Your cpu should be fine. Looks like you should be fine to upgrade to a 2080ti
Wait for Ryzen 3000. It promises more cores and higher clock speeds at a cheap price. You might want to update your mobo with it because Ryzen 3000 will support PCIE 4.0
Might be a bit over budget but should be a lot more performance
Changed over to Ryzen for better price to performance
Higher end Graphics card
Better looking case imo
Higher wattage and fully modular PSU
sorry for responding so late but it should be fine. It's just that the m.2 slot takes some bandwidth from the SATA ports so unless you're trying to fill up all of the sata drives, just make sure you plug them into a different port that isn't being affected
Just choose a motherboard with good reviews and fits your budget
NVME is a transfer protocol and usually means faster transfer speeds. You should be fine with just a normal SATA ssd since you probably wouldn't notice the speeds. It's really useful in high read and write environments like data centers
use the stock cooler. It should do fine. The AIO you listed isn't really that worth it over a decent air cooler.
silver ram should fit into your theme and they're also cheaper
rgb white ssd instead of a 860 evo. Cheaper too
2060 instead of 1070 for more raw performance
use the 2 included stock fans in the front and put the extra 120mm RGB fan in the back since you'll probably never see the front
Intel's stock coolers are a joke. Maybe look into a Cryorig H7 or this