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What Rigs you running?


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I had to lower ever setting I could find to play over the weekend so I am seriously looking into building a new one..
This is what I came up with, parts should hopefully start arriving next week, if I am lucky before 3rd weekend of Alpha ;)
Thermaltake View 31 RGB Dual Tempered Glass SPCC ATX Mid Tower Tt LCS Certified Gaming Computer Case with 3 RGB LED Ring Fan Pre-installed
Silicon Power 1TB NVMe PCIe Gen3x4 M.2 2280 TLC R/W up to 3,400/3,000MB/s SSD
Crucial Ballistix Sport AT 3200 MHz DDR4 DRAM Desktop Gaming Memory Kit 32GB (8GBx4)
Thermaltake Toughpower GF1 850W 80+ Gold SLI/Crossfire Ready Ultra Quiet 140mm Hydraulic Bearing Smart Zero Fan Full Modular Power Supply
DEEPCOOL Castle 360 RGB V2 360mm All-in-One Liquid CPU Cooler with Addressable RGB Waterblock and Fans, Cable and Motherboard Control Supported, TR4 and AM4 Compatible
AMD Ryzen 7 3800X 8-Core, 16-Thread Unlocked Desktop Processor with Wraith Prism LED Cooler
MSI Performance Gaming AMD Ryzen 2ND & 3rd Gen X570 AM4 DDR4 HDMI PCIe 4 M.2 USB 3.1 CFX On Board Graphics ATX Motherboard
EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 XC2 GAMING, 08G-P4-2185-KR, 8GB GDDR6, iCX2 Technology, RGB LED, Metal Backplate

Going to set me back roughly $2500 but I am due for this upgrade anyways ;)
I built my first machine a few years ago. I really enjoyed doing it and it was actually far easier than I expected. I am jealous of you guys in the US as the parts in the UK are so much more expensive!

I might check your specs out in GBP to see what that would cost me, although my current machine seems to handle SOL perfectly so I probably can't justify upgrading yet.

.... but your parts look great - let us know how it performs!
Still running the ole Haswell i7-4790 K with 16 GB ram, MSI Gaming 1070 with a couple TBs of SSD space courtesy of Samsung,
It ran last weekends test pretty well at 4K resolution, settings on ultra with shadow distance lowered to the minimum. Maybe closer to release they will add more options we can fiddle with.

As much as I want to I just cant find a logical reason to upgrade Devils Canyon chip, in tests against the 9700K gaming wise it still holds it own.

As far as your rig is concerned that is very nice, expensive but it should last you for years. I am however not a fan of water cooling but to each their own,
I just recently built a new rig for a bit over 1k that I'm pretty thrilled with. There were a lot of good deals just before covid-19 hit hard.

Main Components:
Ryzen 3700x
Aorus Elite Wifi 570x
EVGA RTX 2060 Super SC Gaming Black

Been very happy with it overall, only feels a tad slower at initial startup than my previous rig and has a weird screen issue that rarely pops up that is probably something I can fix on my end. My savings on the parts allowed me to splurge a bit on a 27 inch monitor. Would have liked a 2070s but the prices weren't right for me. Still, going from a 550Ti to 2060S was like going from a studio apt to the penthouse. :p
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Please, do not laugh, I made it 6 years ago on my own, had a very little budget and did not upgrade it at all.

Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-4150 CPU @ 3.50GHz (4 CPUs), ~3.5GHz
Motherboard: MSI b85-g43 gaming (ms-7816)
Graphic Card: AMD Radeon (TM) R9 200 Series

My mouse is a Razer lancehead TE that was offered by Vitality and my keyboard is a Compaq from 1994.
Azure that is not horrible, I have an AMD FX-8370 4.3ghz and a Radeon RX560 graphics card in my sabertooth mobo, I dont remember what type of Gskill ram with a crucial ssd in an NZXT Nemesis elite game case. Looks really cool and still runs decent but starting to show its age! Was going to buy a ps5 but the specs are not very whelming

Shalana, lots of good deals still ATM I am in Canada so my prices are still a bit more than USA, but new stuff coming soon means still good deals floating around!

I decided to go with another case, instead I got Cougar Panzer-S Computer Case for Gaming- Mid Tower PC- Mini ITX / Micro ATX case / ATX Case / CEB- Fully transparent acrylic tempered glass side covers panels gaming tower
it looks better and was a bit cheaper!
Custom setup with a DangerDen tower that fits 2 480mm radiators and one 360mm radiator, twin Titan V's, SSD array x5, i7, 64GB RAM, everything is OC'd about 10% and runs around 35*C at full load. No issues running at 4k with everything max'ed out including Vsync and shadows. I never fall under 60FPS even with everyone going crazy around me and a ton of bandits running by :)

Not that we needed all that for the trip, but once you get locked into a serious hardware collection, the tendency is to push it as far as you can.
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If I had the funds, I’d go down that route, too. Watercooling only makes sense when you go big. And that’s, like, really big. But having temps at close to ambient at a - considering the fleet of rads - relatively low noise level... yep, life goals. Nice rig!

Well, I got a Silent Base 600 soon to be refitted with Noctua fans, crammed a Cryorig R1 Universal into it that almost looks like it bulges the viewing panel (yay, extra pressure! ;p), cooling a R7 1700 OC’ed 3.8 GHz @1.3V on Gigabytes’ X370 Aorus Gaming K7 paired with 16GB Trident Z RGB 3200 CL14 and an Aorus 1080 Ti, plus Samsung 1TB 970 + 860 Evo and a 2TB SanDisk SSD. The odd card reader and BD writer included.

Even tho space is limited and the x16 slot (yeah, I know, but I just can’t put it into the x8, I just cannot) close to the CPU, the little foot heater manages to keep everything slightly above 70°C under stress loads without sounding like a jet taking off. But since it’s approaching hair dryer levels, case fans are noticeable in idle and one of them began giving off grinding noises recently, I’m going to replace them.
This is always heartbreaking when you really want to play a game, and the computer is just not following. I feel for you.
Good Morning from Germany, my systemspecs

i7-7700K@ 4,4Ghz, MSI Z270 Gaming Pro Carbon (MS-7A63), 24 GB Corsair Vengeance LPX CMK16GX4M2B3200C16, Tul Radeon R9 280X, Iiyama ProLite T2250MTS 1920x1080 & Samsung CHG9/C49HG9xDM (DP) 3840x1080, SanDisk Ultra II 960GB (894 GB), Win 10, Obutto R3volution, Logitech G13 & G15 (old version), Zalman ZM-GM4, CPU, MB, GPU watercooled, having an eye on an amd rx5700xt.
A M1 MacBook Air. I plan to possibly get a gaming laptop again late this year when Battlefield 6 comes out as the battlefield games are only thing I normally play that I can’t anymore that moves to MacOS last year. But with the rise of things like GeForce Now and virtual machines I really may not need to.
Guess I'll throw mine in the list.
Cpu: AMD Threadripper 1950X With Cooler Master Wraithripper cooler
Ram: 64 GB Corsair Vengence LPX DDR4 3200Mhz
Motherboard: Asrock X399 Taichi sTR4
Power supply: Phanteks REVOLT X 1000W
Video cards are: MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Super, Nvidia Tesla K10 (I know not exactly a video card...but hey), and an MSI Vega 64 Air Boost (Will eventually upgrade to am AMD 6900XT if they ever become available)
Everything is housed in a Corsair 4000D Airflow
Updated stats due to upgrading. New World voltage problems led to the CPU resetting over and over. Turned out the CPU fried, even though system monitor never showed it getting overheated.

Intel i7 11700k with Corsair water cooling (previous CPU died - New World killed my i9 10850K)
ASUS ROG Z590 (Replaced MSI Z490 when CPU died)
32GB Corsair DDR4 3600
EVGA GTX 3070 Ti FTW (the SO got my previous GTX 3070 FTW)
AOC 32" curved monitor 2560x1440 @144Mhz
Samsung 980 Pro 2TB M.2 (boot drive)
Samsung 970 EVO Plus 1TB M.2 (data drive)
Samsung 980 EVO 1TB M.2 (gaming drive)
Samsung 870 2TB SSD (data drive)
Logitech G910 keyboard
Logitech G502 mouse
EVGA 850W Gold PS
Cyberpower 1500VA UPS
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Amd Ryzen 7 3700x
Inno3D RTX 3090 GPU
Samsung 970 EVO Plus 500GB M.2 (boot drive)
Samsung EVO Plus 870 1TB SSD (data drive)
Antec 1000 GC Extreme Gold Modular PSU

EDIT: Display- BenQ PD2700Q 27-inch DesignVue Designer IPS Monitor with 2K QHD 1440p and 100% sRGB
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