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Slevs

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I'm getting the parts from KSA through a friend that travels monthly since prices in Lebanon are about 4 times higher (fml).

So first 2 parts are:

https://www.amazon.sa/-/en/Corsair-...m+3600&qid=1601355212&sprefix=32+gb+ra&sr=8-2

https://www.amazon.sa/-/en/MSI-GAMI...us&qid=1601356476&sprefix=MSI+MPG+Z490&sr=8-1

Both parts costing 462$ together. I know its high but amazon prices are only parts being delivered within the US. Shipping just fecks the price up and so far KSA is the cheapest, and I don't have anyone coming from the US to Lebanon anytime soon :(
 

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Anyone know if it's worth upgrading my i5 to an i7 for Cyberpunk 2077?

Also, should I upgrade my GTX 1060 6GB?

I want to be able to play it smoothly on medium, maybe some high settings?
 

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After consideration and seeing what psrts I can get locally/ship from KSA/UAE, here is my final build. Would you please let me know if I need to upgrade somewhere or just provide your feedback on the build.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i7-10700K 3.8 GHz 8-Core Processor ($377.77 @ B&H)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U12S chromax.black 55 CFM CPU Cooler ($69.95 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI MPG Z490 GAMING EDGE WIFI ATX LGA1200 Motherboard ($199.99 @ Adorama)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory ($129.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 970 Evo 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($139.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 10 GB Founders Edition Video Card
Case: Raidmax Alpha Prime ATX Mid Tower Case
Power Supply: Corsair RM (2019) 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($154.99 @ Corsair)
Monitor: BenQ ZOWIE XL2411P 24.0" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor ($199.00 @ Adorama)
Total: $1326.67
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-10-16 03:41 EDT-0400
 

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@Slevs that build is complete overkill for a 1080p monitor, even at 144hz.

You should really get a 1440p 144hz monitor and you could cut costs by using a good AMD CPU or dropping the RAM to 16GB.

There are actually a few vids on Youtube where people have shown that the Ryzen 5 3600 doesn't bottleneck the 3080 at all, so that Intel is complete overkill.
 

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@Slevs that build is complete overkill for a 1080p monitor, even at 144hz.

You should really get a 1440p 144hz monitor and you could cut costs by using a good AMD CPU or dropping the RAM to 16GB.

There are actually a few vids on Youtube where people have shown that the Ryzen 5 3600 doesn't bottleneck the 3080 at all, so that Intel is complete overkill.
I'm still looking for a 144hz 1440p monitor in Lebanon.

Haven't generally had experience with AMD and I prefer Intel.
 

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@Slevs that build is complete overkill for a 1080p monitor, even at 144hz.

You should really get a 1440p 144hz monitor and you could cut costs by using a good AMD CPU or dropping the RAM to 16GB.

There are actually a few vids on Youtube where people have shown that the Ryzen 5 3600 doesn't bottleneck the 3080 at all, so that Intel is complete overkill.
How about this one? Looks good for 144hz 1440p

https://eu.aoc.com/en/gaming-monitors/ag241qx
 

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Its not a good build to be honest mate.
Z490 UNIFY its gen 4 compatible across board. Get a bog standard chip until May or whatever, since you're going with Intel.

Any decent chip 106 and above will thermal throttle with that cooler. You need an aio.
I didn't get a chance to look at your housing, but you need a lot of air flow over looks.. well completely don't do do my case. Caugh -- NZXT -- Caught.

Good luck getting a gpu mate. Ill say you'll get one in March, where you live.
 

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Look if you're building a pc now, you could get absolutely ripped off mate.
 

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@Slevs that build is complete overkill for a 1080p monitor, even at 144hz.

You should really get a 1440p 144hz monitor and you could cut costs by using a good AMD CPU or dropping the RAM to 16GB.

There are actually a few vids on Youtube where people have shown that the Ryzen 5 3600 doesn't bottleneck the 3080 at all, so that Intel is complete overkill.
This. You don't need 32GB RAM for gaming. If you wanted to save more, consider an alternative to the Samsung EVO which is massively overpriced.
 

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https://pcpartpicker.com/list/n83yfP

That would be my build.. if you must..

That's me having sly eyes like demon. I could build a pc as good for half the price.

980 pro is for gen 4 next year which I think tomahawk 490 supports.
 
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Stick a bit of chewing gum instead of thermal paste. That’ll help with overcooking.
The 2nd most recent pc I built kept overheating.

Took it apart and realised I hadn't taken the plastic off the new CPU cooler.

Whoops
 

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It's a fulls errands trying to build a pc.. honestly, its an addiction in my opinion. And first time builder, you're going to get fecked.
 

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The 2nd most recent pc I built kept overheating.

Took it apart and realised I hadn't taken the plastic off the new CPU cooler.

Whoops
Did you last a day? Jesus im thankful you didn't light up.
 

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Did you last a day? Jesus im thankful you didn't light up.
It was fine until tried to play games with it.

It was completely stable during normal activity.
 

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After consideration and seeing what psrts I can get locally/ship from KSA/UAE, here is my final build. Would you please let me know if I need to upgrade somewhere or just provide your feedback on the build.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i7-10700K 3.8 GHz 8-Core Processor ($377.77 @ B&H)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U12S chromax.black 55 CFM CPU Cooler ($69.95 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI MPG Z490 GAMING EDGE WIFI ATX LGA1200 Motherboard ($199.99 @ Adorama)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory ($129.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 970 Evo 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($139.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 10 GB Founders Edition Video Card
Case: Raidmax Alpha Prime ATX Mid Tower Case
Power Supply: Corsair RM (2019) 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($154.99 @ Corsair)
Monitor: BenQ ZOWIE XL2411P 24.0" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor ($199.00 @ Adorama)
Total: $1326.67
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-10-16 03:41 EDT-0400
At this point, I'd probably go AMD to be honest, but thats my personal opinion.
I'd also change the M.2 to a Sabrent 4.0 just for the sake
Other than that, everything looks fine as far as a build goes, although a one said, this will outperform 144hz, so pushing 1440p would be better, but it's not gonna kill you!
 

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So pick one up then? 2080ti is still one of the best cards in a wild.
I don't want one.
I just don't understand why right now is the worst time to build a PC.
If you don't mind picking up second hand, plenty of high end cards moving hands along with AMD CPUs very shortly
 

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Oh and 9850 9r whatever is 700 quid hahaha feck off mate
 

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I don't want one.
I just don't understand why right now is the worst time to build a PC.
If you don't mind picking up second hand, plenty of high end cards moving hands along with AMD CPUs very shortly
Because zen 3 is getting rolled out with a lot of promises.
Intel are still honking gen 3.
10600k is probably the best chip, price to performance .if you're new to pc building, its not as clear cut.
 

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Because zen 3 is getting rolled out with a lot of promises.
Intel are still honking gen 3.
10600k is probably the best chip, price to performance .if you're new to pc building, its not as clear cut.
I'm still at a loss as to why you think right now is the worst time to build a PC
 

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Because we have zero zen 3 chips. We have 30 series launch...and we have bit navi launch.

are you still at a loss because no one knows what's happening..
Ah I see. You mean a bad time to build due to stock issues.
I thought you meant value for money etc
 

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I'll wait for the AMD Cpus to release and check for reviews. AMD have piqued my interest.

Things should be clearer with the RTX series by then as well, and I'll have AMD's GPUs to look forward too.