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    Rants etc.....

    Having been a while since I last built a system, I miss being able to order from out of province and save the QST (~10%).
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    The HWC what you listening to Thread

    The new album by Saul - Rise as Equals.
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    First build in a while - opinions on what to reuse and suggestions for new parts

    Found this article "Ryzen 5000 Memory Performance Guide" https://www.techspot.com/amp/article/2140-ryzen-5000-memory-performance/ which I found interesting since it not only used a 3090 but also a 2070 super. While the 3060 Ti marginally outperforms a 2080 super, I figure the 2070 super is...
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    First build in a while - opinions on what to reuse and suggestions for new parts

    The be quiet Dark Rock is on my radar, I'll look into the Phanteks one. Thanks FreeKnight I remembered reading that there was a benefit to DR vs. SR for Ryzen but didn't think it was of much significance. But it does seem, depending on how CPU bound you are, that you can get 2 - 8% more...
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    First build in a while - opinions on what to reuse and suggestions for new parts

    Based on the feedback you guys have provided and some further reading/watching on my end I'm looking at this so far: CPU - Ryzen 5 5600X GPU - RTX 3060 Ti (told the gf the friendly folks on the internet helped reduce the budget, she said now I have more to spend on her 😅 ) Memory - 2x8...
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    First build in a while - opinions on what to reuse and suggestions for new parts

    I really appreciate all the suggestions and different perspectives. It has been so long since I built a rig that there are definitely things I haven't considered. If it wasn't for the fact I already had a custom loop I am not sure I would have even brought it up. Having watched a tonne of...
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    First build in a while - opinions on what to reuse and suggestions for new parts

    Thanks for the feedback guys! Didn't realise the pics were no longer available. I attached a couple quick pics. Yeah, I searched around and some people suggested that the mounting bracket for the EK supremacy could maybe be modified. But couldn't actually find someone who did it. I am...
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    First build in a while - opinions on what to reuse and suggestions for new parts

    All the excitement of recent hardware releases (despite lack of availability) and the fact my rig is starting to show it's age (25-30 fps in Cyberpunk, struggles in BL3 as well), got me itching to build a new rig. The Basics: Budget - 2250 CAD before taxes Location - Canada (Montreal area)...
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    PSU and MoBo suggestions for new build

    That is true, but I figure I can safely get a couple more years out of this one before I replace. It's a risk I am willing to take.
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    PSU and MoBo suggestions for new build

    So in the end I decided to keep my current PSU (Mushkin Joule 1000W) and bought: i5 6600K Gigabyte G1 Gaming R9 390 Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming 5 16GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4-2400
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    PSU and MoBo suggestions for new build

    Thanks, I'll keep that in mind Bond007
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    PSU and MoBo suggestions for new build

    I'll probably end up grabbing an EVGA SuperNova G2 or one of the new Corsair RMx series either 650 or 750 depending on the price at the time. Just a matter of waiting for the right sale(s), I would like to see some better prices before MIR.
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    PSU and MoBo suggestions for new build

    I was agreeing with you: that a 650 would probably be the right choice since I didn't plan on going crossfire. Re-reading what I wrote that was not clear.
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    PSU and MoBo suggestions for new build

    I don't foresee myself getting a second card. I always plan for it and never end up doing it. If anything I would just get a new card. Thanks a lot for the help guys
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    PSU and MoBo suggestions for new build

    That's a pretty got suggestion Dzzope. Save a little on the mobo and psu and upgrade the video card.
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    PSU and MoBo suggestions for new build

    Thanks for the tips Helios79. The CPU cooler is taken care of by the water cooling loop (EK Supreme HF water block + 420mm rad + Laing DDC 3.1 w/ EK-XTOP). Good point about the RAM compatibility, I've never had an issue before but better safe than sorry. As for the PSU I figured a good gold...
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    PSU and MoBo suggestions for new build

    It has been quite a while since I last built a system and I haven't really been keeping up with the PC world as much as I used to. However my system is starting to get a little long in the tooth (i5 760 with a Radeon HD 6870) and I am considering moving up to 1440p from 1920x1200. I'll be...
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    "HARDWARE CANUCKS" Custom Case by Mnpctech

    I plan on reusing the case.
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    "HARDWARE CANUCKS" Custom Case by Mnpctech

    I was the lucky winner of the case + system. It has been going strong since I got but recently the pump died on me. I have since replaced the pump (Laing DDC 3.1 w/ EK-XTOP) and it is back up an running, though the pump still needs to be properly placed. I do however plan on doing a new build...

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