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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by cc3d, 26 Jun 2021.

  1. cc3d

    cc3d It's a mod mod world

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    First time building a PC in 5 years. Haven't really kept up with specs lately.

    My current rig:

    Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3820 CPU @ 3.60GHz 3.60 GHz
    Installed RAM 32.0 GB Corsair XMS3 32GB (4x8GB) DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3 12800)
    EVGA GTX 1070
    EVGA GTX 960
    ~6 TB of storage
    Boot drive is samsung 500 Gb SSD
    4 SSDs
    2 spinning drives
    Dell P2715Q Monitor
    Dell U2913WM Monitor

    I'd like to build today's equivalent and use my current graphics cards until I can find/buy a new card at MSRP. I have case and power supply to use and a few extra SSD's.

    So I am need recommendations for:
    Motherboard
    CPU
    RAM

    I tend to like to EVGA, ASUS and Intel

    My budget is around $800-$1000, would like to spend less. Not looking to break records, but would like o build something expandable.

    My primary activities are graphics, 3D modeling and gaming. Note that my current rig does pretty well with these now, but I am ready to grow.

    TIA
     
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  2. Bloody_Pete

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    What speed is your RAM? As you can probably reuse that.
     
  3. cc3d

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    Corsair XMS3 32GB (4x8GB) DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory 1.5V
     
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    Ah, yeah you'll be wanting more like 3200MHz or 3600MHz these days! TBH you'll probably get most benifit from a Ryzen 5xxx CPU and a x570 board. And of the Asus ones are good, and ones without the chipset fan are just releasing.
    Something along these lines https://pcpartpicker.com/list/YDTMkX That CPU can be a bit tricky to find but I think its getting better. It doesn't come with a cooler, but you didn't specify what you currently have.
     
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    I appreciate your assistance. I am still a little reluctant to jump on the AMD processor. Will that AMD do as well or better than the Intel i7 for gaming, rendering?

    This is where I am now (if I stick to intel)
    • ASUS Prime Z590-P LGA 1200 (Intel 11th/10th Gen) ATX Motherboard
    • G.Skill RipJaws V Series 64GB (2 x 32GB) 288-Pin SDRAM DDR4 3600 (PC4-28800) CL18-22-22-42 1.35V Dual Channel Desktop Memory
    • Intel Core i7-10700K Desktop Processor 8 Cores up to 5.1 GHz Unlocked LGA1200 (Intel 400 Series Chipset) 125W (BX8070110700K)
    Another question: Are AMD video cards easier to get than NVidia? I really doubt I'd go to AMD on graphics cards, but want to know.

    TIA
     
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    cc3d It's a mod mod world

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    Thanks for that! I may just go AMD this time. Obviously more expensive, but appears to be the bigger bang for the buck.
     
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