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Several reviews of the upcoming Intel 8th gen CPU's have leaked, and they look like AMD needs to watch out.
In the reviews (with synthetic benchmarks here) it looks like the 8700K manages to slightly outperform the vaunted 1800X at multicore.
If this is true, the 8700K is an incredible CPU, as it actually manages to outperform a CPU with 25% more cores and a (presumed) +150 euro pricetag, depending on where you live. Not to mention that it manages to seriously outpace it in gaming. Could Intel have stolen the price/performance crown from AMD here?
Lastly, the reviews state that the 8600K was overclocked to 5.1GHz. While this is great, the CPU got up to temps of 92 degrees C. Still. Perhaps Intel learned from their critics regarding TIM. October 5th will be an interesting day, guys.
So I recently picked up a 1080ti card and boy does my game run so much better now. With that card power comes the opportunity to play in 4k.
What I have gathered is I need a 4k monitor that has support for HDR and 1-4 ms of response time.
I am looking for a screen that's 24-32 inches in size.
Would anyone have any suggestions on monitors that fit those two criteria?
Keep in mind I'd like nice colours and such....why pay hundreds/thousands to have washed out colours?
By Rocket Man
Hey guys, I know there is a lot of knowledge to tap into here in the SCB forums. I have had a few conversations with close friends about their opinions and knowledge on various current hardware and want to continue hearing what I should aim for. This is all for a new rig.
I am going with a budget of $4,000 for the tower. This is going to be a gaming computer, so I am looking for high performance and graphics integrity. The tower is going to support three 30" 2k monitors (I don't think 4k is in reasonable price range yet).
Case: Still looking - want something that is visually appealing (show off cooling/components)
CPU: i9 or Ryzen? (Friends suggest the Threadrippers) Discussions I saw here on SCB say i7 is good for SC - I am still learning what the differences are between all options
RAM: 32GB or I just may go to 64GB because reasons (memory is so cheap!)
SSD: Samsung M.2 2TB (Samsung 960 PRO?) - looking to have more M.2s connected in the future, maybe one (smaller) that is SC only
HDD: Looking for a mass storage (maybe 10TB) array in a RAID parity, can come later (months) after initial build
Motherboard: Looking at a GIGABYTE one - something that gives me the versatility I am looking for
GFX: 1080Ti (x2) - looking for 2k at 100+ FPS (3 monitors)
Cooling: I want to go all liquid cooling, maybe multiple circuits.
PSU: I have not looked into a power supply yet, waiting to see what the rest demands with room to add more stuff later.
Again, this is early in developing what I want and I am always welcome to suggestions. I want this thing to be upgradeable, particularly to add to it (M.2 SSDs and HDs for example). I already have keyboard, mouse, HOTAS, and G27 to plug into this thing. Looking forward to see what the minds in SCB present!