So, new computer

Whitepaw

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Aug 13, 2012
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Going for a desktop. The local computer-pusher sells a lot of AMD based CPUs. Are they to be trusted?
 

Wizie

Trinkets, yes. Pretty trinkets! Great power.
Nov 6, 2016
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AMD is fine yea. It's usually the preferred CPU type for budget PC's since they tend to be a bit cheaper.
 

Anshrr

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Oct 7, 2005
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I just upgraded to the Ryzen 5 2600x on an Asus Rog Strix B350-F, seems to be working fine for me. Tho, beware, not all of those (B350s) may have updated bios' to support 2x series cpus or whatever :eek:
Strictly speaking, they recommend 4something chipsets (x470?) for the cpu, but I'm not made of cash, and didn't feel I needed the extras, so since (atleast updated) B350s supported it, I went with that. The Asus one has RGB lighting as well, which helped ;p
Just make sure the mobo supports the cpu and the ram speed you're getting :<
My previous AMD (and FX) was a giant annoyance, ran super hot, but the Ryzen seems smooth so far. Can SimCraft while ingame np, if I don't sim with weights it's ~instant :D (The FX was not at all :p)
 
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Whitepaw

Whitepaw

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Aug 13, 2012
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I had to phone a specialised PC building company and speak with a sales rep for some time before getting somewhat straightened out.

Probably buying an AMD 2600X with an MSI B450 motherboard, 16 GB RAM and 500 GB SSD (also a HDD and Blue-ray/DVD). All built into a cabinet with a cooler and power supply geared towards running fairly silent. I’ll be reusing my 960 GTX and my monitor, so WoW will run in 1080p.
 
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Whitepaw

Whitepaw

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Aug 13, 2012
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It will look like this. I haven’t ordered yet, inputs appreciated.
 
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Whitepaw

Whitepaw

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Aug 13, 2012
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I picked the new machine up yesterday, going to install stuff tomorrow.

This machine is HUGE! There is so much space inside the cabinet. Which is a good thing, because the CPU cooler is the size of a small house.

Also, this is my first computer with actual noise reduction padding on the inside of the cabinet. I can't wait to start it up.

Before shutting my old unit down, I decided to find out exactly which CPU I had in that machine. It's an Intel i7 920, introduced in 2008(!). I bought it in 2009, as a complete desktop. I've since changed power supply, RAM and GPU. But the CPU, motherboard, cabinet and HDD are the same. All 9 years old.

That old machine is almost older than my stepson.
 

Anshrr

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It's still called i5, i7, i9 tho, so can't really go by that.. heckin' confusing to say the least :< And Intel still has Pentium and Celeron and even other CPU's. Confusing imo.
But yeah, Paw, you're gonna LOVE a spacious cabinet, as long as you have the room for it. I thought I was safe with a tower, but even still I've cursed alot upgrading over the summer, putting in fans, cables, and whatnot, while trying to hide as much as possible :p
Post a pic of the final build when your done, curious to see how it looks! :D
 
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Whitepaw

Whitepaw

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Aug 13, 2012
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My impression after a few days:
- Full boot up to Win 10 is done in 27 sec. Full boot up with WoW (as in, the character is loaded and playable) is also 27 sec. SSD is a good thing.
- I can not hear if the machine is turned on.
- 60 FPS consistently is not an issue anymore.
- Razer software is still shit.
 

MatDaemon

Mat Shaemon!
Sep 20, 2016
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It all sounds good, apart from 27 seconds full boot.... Going to check mine now!

Edit: 16.26 with password entry.