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Hi all,

My PC GPU decided to pack up recently which has really slowed down my RAW image processing and DCS won't run on the onboard graphics.

So time for a new PC....

Experts, what do you think of this spec please?

Thanks

Andy

Case
CORSAIR 220T
Processor (CPU)
Intel® Core™ i7 Eight Core Processor i7-9700K (3.6GHz) 12MB Cache
Motherboard
ASUS® ROG STRIX Z390-F GAMING: ATX, LGA1151, USB 3.1, SATA 6GBs - RGB Ready
Memory (RAM)
64GB Corsair VENGEANCE DDR4 3000MHz (4 x 16GB)
Graphics Card
8GB NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 2070 SUPER - HDMI, 3x DP GeForce - RTX VR Ready!
1st Storage Drive
2TB SEAGATE BARRACUDA SATA-III 3.5" HDD, 6GB/s, 7200RPM, 256MB CACHE
1st M.2 SSD Drive
512GB INTEL® 660p M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD (upto 1500MB/sR | 1000MB/sW)
Power Supply
CORSAIR 650W VS SERIES™ VS-650 POWER SUPPLY
Processor Cooling
CoolerMaster MasterLiquid Lite 240 High Performance Liquid Cooler
Thermal Paste
COOLER MASTER MASTERGEL MAKER THERMAL COMPOUND
Sound Card
ONBOARD 6 CHANNEL (5.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD)
Wireless/Wired Networking
WIRELESS INTEL® Wi-Fi 6 AX200 2,400Mbps/5GHz, 300Mbps/2.4GHz PCI-E CARD + BT 5.0

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Specs are fine, as long as it's not hugely expensive.

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Looks good Andy...

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out of interest , what does that cost you
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Just buy an new GPU instead and save a ton of money. :dunno:

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Thanks guys,

Purchased it from PC Specialist paying for 5 working day turnaround on Friday, it's already in the testing stage this morning.
Cost was £1,900. Only change from above was I switched to a Corsair liquid cooler that was specifically listed as compatible with my chosen case - reviews showed there had been clearance issues with other manufacturers coolers.

I could have just replaced the graphics card however I would still have needed to upgrade eventually and as the remainder of my spec (2nd gen i5 processor.etc) was getting long in the tooth for DCS so I decided to bite the bullet and future proof at the same time.

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1900???

Well it'll be good for all that protein folding simulation you're planning on doing I guess...
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Genuine "I'm not an expert" question.

I can buy this from my local PC World. https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing ... 1-pdt.html

Is it better to get one custom built or does it not really make any difference?
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Well the exact same one (literally the same, not even just the same spec) is £500 less at PC Specialist... https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/view-item/Vortex-XR/

I can't get the same spec cheaper with the manufacturers I'd want, if I were to build it myself. It's up to you therefore.

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CJS wrote:Genuine "I'm not an expert" question.

I can buy this from my local PC World. https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing ... 1-pdt.html

Is it better to get one custom built or does it not really make any difference?


As Chris says, that PC is much cheaper direct from the manufacturer. Compared to the one I've ordered, the Graphics Card is better but everything else is same or lower spec (quarter of the ram, lower spec wifi card).

Getting a custom computer purely means you get what you want on every component and don't have to compromise (eg: Dell Alienware are good but they scrimp on RAM). Previously I used to build my own and buy components at computer fairs - this is much cheaper. However, I haven't kept pace with technology and am very wary (perhaps irrationally) of installing a liquid cooler myself.

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boff180 wrote:Dell Alienware are good

Perhaps some years ago but they are now very expensive and generally not very good.
boff180 wrote:very wary (perhaps irrationally) of installing a liquid cooler myself.

All-in-one water coolers go on the same as a normal heatsink/fan cooler, no connecting pipes or anything like that to worry about!

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