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First new rig in eight years (back to AMD)

Wooster

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on: May 28, 2020, 08:34:49 PM
1 x MSI Radeon RX 5700 GAMING X 8GB GDDR6 Graphics Card
1 x AMD Ryzen 7 3700X AM4 CPU/ Processor with Wraith Prism RGB Cooler    
1 x Gigabyte X570 AORUS ELITE AM4 DDR4 ATX Motherboard    
1 x Corsair Vengeance LPX Black 16GB 3600 MHz DDR4 Dual Channel Memory Kit    
1 x Antec P7 Silent Mid Tower Case
1 x Be Quiet! Pure Wings 2 140mm Case Fan 1 x    Be Quiet! Pure Wings 2 120mm Case Fan
(Using my old SSD and HDD storage drives & XFX 850W PSU)
 
Pro's are obvious:
That's me future proofed for a while.
..and it doesn't sound like a hoover when running games.

Cons:
Building the fucker is a bit of a chore right off the bat.
The Antec case isn't a patch on my old one, feels a bit cheap, but has more space.
The Aorus MB only has three fan headers (but like five LED headers)...seems off balance.
And #1...it's reinstalling everything I normally use for work and play.

You see a lot of comments about how easy it is to do a clean install of windows and 'start fresh' (gamers usually), but it takes days to get every work app you use installed, registered and configured correctly. Even the gaming launchers can be a bit funny about detecting games you have installed on different drives.

Mostly done now anyway.  :cool:
« Last Edit: May 28, 2020, 08:36:24 PM by Wooster »


[PCF]Falcs

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Reply #1 on: May 29, 2020, 12:28:02 PM
Nice wooster but how much did it cost

and your right about the reinstalling everything its a nightmare!!!


Wooster

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Reply #2 on: May 29, 2020, 07:37:47 PM
Just short of £1k (Ebuyer) mate.


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Reply #3 on: May 29, 2020, 08:08:15 PM
Yikes!

Think i will stick with my nine year old I7 for now :)


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Reply #4 on: May 29, 2020, 09:03:33 PM
I’m leaning towards AMD in my next build.

But the driver installations still a bit of a dark art for me


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Reply #5 on: May 30, 2020, 01:00:01 AM
There's no dark art to it, it's all very normal.


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Reply #6 on: May 30, 2020, 10:46:25 AM
There's no dark art to it, it's all very normal.

For me it is, the other day the ASUS laptop with AMD APU didn't uninstall the other driver before installing the new drivers, complete shoddiness from AMD


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Reply #7 on: May 30, 2020, 11:18:48 AM
Did you need to remove the old? If so, then surely you are meant to do that?
The discrete card updates usually comes in two flavours, a quick install over the top, or a complete with old driver removal.


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Reply #8 on: May 30, 2020, 11:50:43 PM
Did you need to remove the old? If so, then surely you are meant to do that?
The discrete card updates usually comes in two flavours, a quick install over the top, or a complete with old driver removal.

It was doing well for a few months without the need for that but this update, it messed up badly

Had to use their driver removal software to remove, it did, but another download, not big but annoying


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Reply #9 on: May 31, 2020, 04:47:31 PM
That's a nice rig, mate and you can't go far wrong with AMD nowadays, especially on price and performance per £.
I would try both Intel and Nvidia, but frankly, I find both are overpriced. I upgraded/sidegraded from a GTX970 to an RX580 a couple of years ago, but upgrading again would be expensive. I may get a Corsair wireless mouse instead for my birthday :)


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Reply #10 on: July 12, 2020, 06:09:47 PM
Is it true that you've got to update the BIOS/UEFI first before using CPUs? Because I'm reading a lot of reviews on Amazon, yeah I know, not the best place to see if its true, but it does scare me a bit if that's the case


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Reply #11 on: July 12, 2020, 07:18:00 PM
Not necessarily.
The only reason I've ever had to do that was if you had a newer CPU than the mobo supported before a new BIOS update.
Check the mobo CPU support list?


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Reply #12 on: July 12, 2020, 08:55:08 PM
Not necessarily.
The only reason I've ever had to do that was if you had a newer CPU than the mobo supported before a new BIOS update.
Check the mobo CPU support list?

Most say Ryzen 2 or 3 gen. I am very new to wanting to build an AMD computer, I don't want the build to rise exponentially in costs


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Reply #13 on: July 12, 2020, 10:04:33 PM
You should be fine. Any MOBO that needs to be updated to support Gen2/3 Ryzen is of old stock. There are even some boards out there that support BIOS flashing without the need of a CPU being present.


AMD is great value for money at the moment.