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  StrixRTX 06:46 30 May 2020

Hi

First off i want to say thank you for taking the time to assist today im currently about to buy my new gaming pc, my dream for a long time but have always been unable to do this my grandmother passed away recently and left me money £3000 with specific instruction to buy my dream rig so want to do her proud lol, i currently have 2 MSI Optix AG32CQ 31.5 QHD 144hz Monitors im posting the specs heres With the amd vs intel builds ive put together over past few months with a little bit about what sort of things i play and do,

Some of the games i play are

Star citizen Arma 3 Ark Escape from tarkov Gta Flight simulator 2020 (quite demanding apparantly when released)

i also want to introduce the HTC VIVE into my life in the near future

whilst playing i also stream from time to time also now ive done so much research on these system parts and i know usually intel is king in gaming but alot of ppl are also loving the amd so as you can imagine its a tad confusing, i just want something that will run everything i need on max settings with smooth and fast fps whilst also future proofing

I have 2 choices

PC 1:

CORSAIR CRYSTAL SERIES 680X RGB GAMING CASE

Overclocked Intel® CoreTM i9-10900K 10 Core (3.7GHz @ up to 5.2GHz)

ASUS® ROG MAXIMUS XII HERO Wi-Fi (LGA1200, USB 3.2, CrossFireX/SLI) - RGB Ready

32GB Corsair VENGEANCE DDR4 3000MHz (2 x 16GB)

11GB NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 2080 Ti - HDMI, 3x DP GeForce - RTX VR Ready!

256GB PCS 2.5" SSD, SATA 6 Gb (500MB/R, 400MB/W)

4TB SEAGATE IRONWOLF PRO 3.5", 7200 RPM 128MB CACHE

CORSAIR 650W TXm SERIESTM SEMI-MODULAR 80 PLUS® GOLD, ULTRA QUIET

1 x 1 Metre UK Power Cable (Kettle Lead)

Corsair H115i PRO Hydro Series High Performance CPU Cooler

ARCTIC MX-4 EXTREME THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY COMPOUND

2x 50cm RGB LED Strip

ONBOARD 6 CHANNEL (5.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD)

10/100/1000 GIGABIT LAN PORT (Wi-Fi NOT INCLUDED)

MIN. 2 x USB 3.0 & 2 x USB 2.0 PORTS @ BACK PANEL + MIN. 2 FRONT PORTS Windows 10 Professional 64 Bit - inc. Single Licence [MUP-00003]

Or PC 2:

CORSAIR CRYSTAL SERIES 680X RGB GAMING CASE

AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 12 Core CPU (3.8GHz-4.6GHz/70MB CACHE/AM4)

ASUS® ROG STRIX X570-F GAMING (USB 3.2 Gen 2, PCIe 4.0) - RGB Ready!

32GB Corsair VENGEANCE RGB PRO DDR4 3200MHz (4 x 8GB)

11GB NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 2080 Ti - HDMI, 3x DP GeForce - RTX VR Ready!

4TB SEAGATE BARRACUDA SATA-III 3.5" HDD, 6GB/s, 5400RPM,

256MB CACHE 500GB SAMSUNG 970 EVO PLUS M.2, PCIe NVMe (up to 3500MB/R, 3200MB/W)

CORSAIR 850W RMx SERIESTM MODULAR 80 PLUS® GOLD, ULTRA QUIET

1 x 1 Metre UK Power Cable (Kettle Lead)

Corsair H115i RGB PLATINUM Hydro Series High Performance CPU Cooler

ARCTIC MX-4 EXTREME THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY COMPOUND

2x 50cm RGB LED Strip

ONBOARD 6 CHANNEL (5.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD)

WIRELESS 802.11N 300Mbps/2.4GHz PCI-E CARD MIN. 2 x USB 3.0 & 2 x USB 2.0 PORTS @ BACK PANEL + MIN. 2 FRONT PORTS

Windows 10 Professional 64 Bit - inc. Single Licence [MUP-0000

  Secret-Squirrel 11:40 30 May 2020

Providing you upgrade the HDD to a 7200RPM model, PC #2 is the better option. Here's why:

1) The AMD's multi-core performance is significantly faster than the Intel. AMD's single-core performance is a tiny bit slower but probably nothing you'd notice.

2) The Samsung NVMe SSD is significantly faster (and better) than the SATA SSD in PC #1.

3) The power supply exceeds the minimum recommended for your chosen graphics card.

Oh, and by the way, for home and gaming use you don't need Windows 10 Professional and it'll be a waste of money so change that option to the Home version and use the saving to buy the better HDD that I mentioned.

  StrixRTX 13:16 30 May 2020

Yeah the recommended psu is 750w ive gone 850 to futureproof for any little upgrades bout a system now anyway

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  StrixRTX 13:17 30 May 2020
  Secret-Squirrel 16:29 30 May 2020

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I did so can you tell me what's going on with all those drives? You now have four drives with the slowest being an old-fashioned HDD, then a faster SATA SSD, then two ultra-fast PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSDs. Why so many and what do you need them for? Surely one 2TB PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSD would suffice? Having said that though, your M.2 drives are fine if you want to have Windows on the smaller drive and your games and data on the bigger one. I don't understand the purpose of the first and second storage drives though.

You've also downgraded the thermal paste to a basic variety. Was that intentional?

  StrixRTX 21:14 30 May 2020

Yes dnt need mega cooling paste if i have a decent cooler and with the drives i have one ssd for windows, another for games then one for my rendering and modeling work with a hdd for pictures and music etc

  StrixRTX 21:17 30 May 2020

1TB firecuda - Games 500GB firecuda - OS 1TB samsung SSD - Modelling and rending work 2TB HDD - pictures/videos/music etc

  Secret-Squirrel 09:07 31 May 2020

Thanks for clarifying that Strix. Now I understand.

I'm pleased that you chose to go down the AMD route. The extra cores will speed up your 3D rendering and the PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSDs will make everything faster. AMD CPUs are also better value for money.

I'm sure that you'll be delighted with your new PC :)

  StrixRTX 10:26 31 May 2020

Oh cant wait always wanted a mean pc very excited feel like a little kid

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