I checked just to see how the 2700X fared against the i9-9900K
This will not dissuade Intel fans. The i9-9900K is faster, by an overall 16%. Of course Intel does single-core better.
Cost for the 2700X - $280
Cost for the i9-9900K - $500
Whilst the 6 core, 12 thread 8700K beats the 2700X in single and quad core performance by about 10%, the 2700X wins on multi-core workloads. PC gaming and desktop performance is generally governed by four or less cores but the 2700X offers unbeatable value for money for workstation users.
Although the 9900K has around a 16% effective speed advantage over the 2700X, the Ryzen 2700X offers better value for money for most users.
I am getting ready to build another PC due to the fact that my current rig is going on 4 yrs old (still solid) and I am passing it on to my kids so they can start to dabble in the PC realm.
My current rig is a mini ITX. Although it was fun, I'm going back to a micro ATX mid tower size.
New build -
CPU- Intel i7-8700k
Cooler - NZXT Kraken X62 Rev2
Mobo - Asus ROG STRIX Z370-G Gaming (mATX)
Memory - Corsair Vegnance RGB Pro 16gb DDR4-3000
Storage - Samsung 860 Evo 1TB
GPU - Asus GTX 1080 8gb ROG STRIX , but if new cards pop soon might swap.
Case - Corsair Crystal 280X RGB mATX mid tower
PSU - Corsair HX Platinum 750w
Also gonna grab a 32" ultra wide to pair up with a 27"
So this will be a RGB build with most of the components having that feature. I want to build a solid rig but not trying to max anything out this time around as I will probably do another build in a few years.
Will throw up some pics once its done.
Lets get an updated thread of everyone's custom Rigs that they will be using and/are already using to play SC. Please attach a hardware list and note any future upgrades you'll be making. Probably try to limit to 2-4 pics per post to limit load time on smaller devices and tag your chipset (AMD or Intel) in the tagline. Cant wait to see what you guys are running!
I've already posted this on my profile but I'll start anyway.
CASE -- Phanteks Enthoo Evolv PH-ES515E_GS Aluminum/Steel Galaxy Silver Window ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
MoBo -- MSI Z170A KRAIT GAMING R6 SIEGE LGA 1151 Intel Z170 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 ATX Intel Motherboard
CPU -- i7 6700K 4.00 GHz Unlocked Quad Core Skylake
RAM -- CORSAIR Vengeance LED 32GB (4 x 8GB) 3000, Cas Lat 15
CPU COOLER -- DeepCool CPU Liquid Cooler CAPTAIN 240 WHITE
BOOT DRIVE -- Samsung 960 evo 500GB M.2
GPU -- MSI 1080ti FE
PSU -- Corsair RMi Series RM850i
CABLES - CableMod custom sleeves
LIGHTING- Two 12" Pure White Cold Cathode
GPU- modded w/ Corsair H55 and NZXT Kraken g10
MONITOR -- Samsung UHD 4k 28"
FANS – Triple Fan Mod for top of case
So I've got a T.Flight Hotas X and I was curious if anyone else uses this setup that could give me an idea of their profile/keymapping? What other tools do you use for functionality in SC with your setup, if any?
I feel like the stick itself is too stiff or too loose no matter what I do, and I feel like I have deadzones as well. Trying to figure out what I can do to fix that besides getting a new stick+throttle combo.
Alright so after following other's builds, talking about purchasing another pre-built PC and being reminded I'll overpay and get less...here's what I've come up with: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/VXFFWX
Last time I built a PC was about 4-5 years ago so few questions:
CPU - i7 vs i9
Is it worth grabbing the i9 now or is the i7 8700 just fine? Why? Is the cooler I picked ok? Motherboard
Completely guessed on this one, bad, good? Case - Mid vs Full
I like the look of the full size cases, but more money. I won't have any cd/dvd drives. Does the full tower cool any better? Is there any advantage beyond the actual space? Video Card - GeForce 1080ti
I'm finding all kinds of these out there. Does the brand matter? What detailed specs do I need to look at? All I've seen is the 11gb version that I want. Memory
I'm going to get 32 gigs of memory, does it matter if I get 2x16 or 4x8? I didn't know exactly how dual channel works and if better to have all 4 slots filled or if not relevant. I see options for 3200 and 4000, is the 4000 worth the price or should I just pick up 3200? Hard Drive
SSD vs m2.SSD vs PCI-E SSD? I'm lost on m2 and PCI. I see both labeled with some Octane drives, but PCI-E seems more expensive. What do I want here m2 or PCI-E and which one? I haven't followed how the tech works, read some, but still not fully getting it. Power Supply
Again guessed here, assuming 1k is ok? Sound Card
Are sound cards relevant anymore or is onboard sufficient? Picked a soundblaster one out, but not sure if I need it. Fans
I just chose some, assume I need 4 for the case, are they right? Do I need more or some different? All suggestions welcome, so be brutal with me if I've chosen something completely off. I'd like to stick to higher end stuff, but if it's a waste please let me know.