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#1 last month

exhaler
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Buying a new rig

Hello everyone,

Would like to get your feedback on the this build https://pcpartpicker.com/list/86q7mq basically upgrading my 6 years old PC.
However i'm going to keep 2 items:

  • The power supply: CORSAIR AX Series, AX860, 860 Watt, 80+ Platinum Certified, Fully Modular Power Supply

  • Graphic card: Asus Rog Strix GeForce GTX1080Ti

The only issue is that i'm unable to find a Samsung - 970 Evo 250 GB, any ideas? Also is it better to get a Z390 motherboard?

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#2 last month

nosense
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Re: Buying a new rig

looks good, I advice you to get a bigger ssd, 250 GB is nothing nowadays and games really benefit from being on the ssd regarding loading times

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#3 last month

Aly
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Re: Buying a new rig

Since the 970 evo is lightweight (less than 500g) you can ship it from Amazon US and still grab a good deal, back in December 2018 i built my latest PC and got myself a 500gb 970 evo from amazon, shipped it with Aramex shopandship service, it did cost me 119$ (Amazon) + 11$ shipping to lebanon (Aramex) + 4$ customs = Totaling 134$ but keep in mind that SSD was still new and not available in the Lebanese markets, so right now am pretty sure you can grab a better deal.
PS: a newer model is currently available 970 evo PLUS.

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#4 last month

exhaler
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Re: Buying a new rig

nosense wrote:

looks good, I advice you to get a bigger ssd, 250 GB is nothing nowadays and games really benefit from being on the ssd regarding loading times

Ah I already got another SSD for games, just forgot to mention it.

Aly wrote:

Since the 970 evo is lightweight (less than 500g) you can ship it from Amazon US and still grab a good deal, back in December 2018 i built my latest PC and got myself a 500gb 970 evo from amazon, shipped it with Aramex shopandship service, it did cost me 119$ (Amazon) + 11$ shipping to lebanon (Aramex) + 4$ customs = Totaling 134$ but keep in mind that SSD was still new and not available in the Lebanese markets, so right now am pretty sure you can grab a better deal.
PS: a newer model is currently available 970 evo PLUS.

So far I wasn't able to find it in the Lebanese market. I have relatives coming from Canada in August, maybe i'll buy it from there and they bring it with them.

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#5 last month

anayman_k7
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Re: Buying a new rig

Nice rig, personally I got this SSD from Amazon, I benched it and it reads at 1.8GB/s and writes at 1.7GB/s, crazy for the price
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07GCL6BR4/re … UTF8&psc=1

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#6 last month

bobo619
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Re: Buying a new rig

anayman_k7 wrote:

Nice rig, personally I got this SSD from Amazon, I benched it and it reads at 1.8GB/s and writes at 1.7GB/s, crazy for the price
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07GCL6BR4/re … UTF8&psc=1

The intel 660p is widely available here and it uses QLC which is the worst type as seen in reviews. For an ssd i would advise to go with the XPG8200 pro which has 3.5k read and 3k write(i own it and will post a pic) and is fairly inexpensive found here in Lebanon at mojitech. It also is on par with the 970 evo plus and uses TLC with SLC caching. https://ibb.co/XFZ0b83
https://ibb.co/tQLssvJ
Note: those speeds are on the 1tb variant lower capacity have slightly lower scores

As for your new Rig the components you choose doesn't make sense honestly. For example your coupling a 9th gen cpu with a z370 board which is compatible but seeing that they would most probably cost the same i don't understand why not go with the newer z390. As for the cpu i always advise to go for the i9 9900k for more future proofing and 100$ to 150$ difference is well worth it for 8core 16 threads.

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#7 last month

exhaler
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Re: Buying a new rig

bobo619 wrote:

As for your new Rig the components you choose doesn't not make sense honestly. For example your coupling a 9th gen cpu with a z370 board which compatible but seeing that they would most probably cost the same i don't understand why not go with the newer z390. As for the cpu i always advise to go for the i9 9900k for more future proofing and 100$ to 150$ difference is well worth it for 8core 16 threads.

I updated the motherboard to MPG Z390 GAMING PRO CARBON AC, but will not upgrade to an i9

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#8 last month

anayman_k7
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Re: Buying a new rig

bobo619 wrote:
anayman_k7 wrote:

Nice rig, personally I got this SSD from Amazon, I benched it and it reads at 1.8GB/s and writes at 1.7GB/s, crazy for the price
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07GCL6BR4/re … UTF8&psc=1

The intel 660p is widely available here and it uses QLC which is the worst type as seen in reviews. For an ssd i would advise to go with the XPG8200 pro which has 3.5k read and 3k write(i own it and will post a pic) and is fairly inexpensive found here in Lebanon at mojitech. It also is on par with the 970 evo plus and uses TLC with SLC caching. https://ibb.co/XFZ0b83
https://ibb.co/tQLssvJ
Note: those speeds are on the 1tb variant lower capacity have slightly lower scores

As for your new Rig the components you choose doesn't make sense honestly. For example your coupling a 9th gen cpu with a z370 board which is compatible but seeing that they would most probably cost the same i don't understand why not go with the newer z390. As for the cpu i always advise to go for the i9 9900k for more future proofing and 100$ to 150$ difference is well worth it for 8core 16 threads.

Thats a fast SSD, but if you compare prices the 100$ 660p is a good deal, the XPG you posted is a good replacement option for the Samsung 970 evo plus which retails at ~230$

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