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VelociBacon
Dec 8, 2009



If you have a monitor at 144hz and another at 60hz and an Nvidia gpu it will idle at 50% load.

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Arivia
Mar 17, 2011

The eyes never stop staring.

VelociBacon posted:

Besides aesthetic stuff which I understand is the appeal of Trident, what's the difference between the three corsair RAM skews (Vengeance/Ripjaws/Trident)? Same timings in all three as far as I can tell.

Only Vengeance is a Corsair brand there, the other two are G.Skill.

Non-RGB Vengeance has small heatspreaders and good compatibility, so it's the go-to recommendation in the thread because it's easy for new builders to work with it and not need to worry about cooler clearance. (The obvious exception being people needing Samsung B-Die for pushing Ryzen really hard.)

Corsair also has a Value brand and Dominator, which is their extreme overclocking range. Dominator is specifically aimed for trying to overclock the memory manually (instead of just using an XMP profile), hence the bigger heatsinks and better quality components. 99% of people in this thread don't do actual memory overclocking, so it's a price increase for little gain.

Tensokuu
May 21, 2010

Old soldiers never die,
and they don't fade away.



Would something like this be a better build then, for what was mentioned above?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 2600X 3.6GHz 6-Core Processor ($209.89 @ OutletPC)
CPU Cooler: Noctua - NH-D15 SE-AM4 82.5 CFM CPU Cooler ($89.90 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus - ROG STRIX X470-F Gaming ATX AM4 Motherboard ($163.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill - Trident Z RGB 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($239.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung - 860 Evo 1TB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($166.89 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1080 8GB G1 Gaming Video Card ($514.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master - MasterCase H500 ATX Mid Tower Case (Purchased For $0.00)
Power Supply: EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($109.89 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1495.53
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-10-16 16:19 EDT-0400

Dietrich
Sep 11, 2001



VelociBacon posted:

If you have a monitor at 144hz and another at 60hz and an Nvidia gpu it will idle at 50% load.

I have a monitor at 144hz and another at 60hz and a 1070 and it does not do that.

VelociBacon
Dec 8, 2009



Dietrich posted:

I have a monitor at 144hz and another at 60hz and a 1070 and it does not do that.

Really? I wonder if it's a resolution thing, what res are they? Have you checked this with software?

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ItBreathes
Jan 6, 2013


Tensokuu posted:

Would something like this be a better build then, for what was mentioned above?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 2600X 3.6GHz 6-Core Processor ($209.89 @ OutletPC)
CPU Cooler: Noctua - NH-D15 SE-AM4 82.5 CFM CPU Cooler ($89.90 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus - ROG STRIX X470-F Gaming ATX AM4 Motherboard ($163.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill - Trident Z RGB 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($239.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung - 860 Evo 1TB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($166.89 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1080 8GB G1 Gaming Video Card ($514.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master - MasterCase H500 ATX Mid Tower Case (Purchased For $0.00)
Power Supply: EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($109.89 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1495.53
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-10-16 16:19 EDT-0400

The ram is about $100 over what you need to spend, otherwise, that's a solid list. Intel does hold an advantage at >100fps gaming but the 2600 will be better for vm work, and is much cheaper. If you're willing to go used I hear you can shave another ~$100+ off the GPU.

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