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Started by sbr, August 23, 2012, 06:08:11 PM

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viper37

yeah, better go for 32 right now.
I don't do meditation.<br />I drink alcohol to relax, like normal people.

If Microsoft Excel decided to stop working overnight, the world would practically end.

Berkut

16GB of RAM was not cheap, over $200. Do I really need 32?
"If you think this has a happy ending, then you haven't been paying attention."

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viper37

Quote from: Berkut on November 30, 2018, 01:07:10 PM
16GB of RAM was not cheap, over $200. Do I really need 32?
It really depends on your gaming habits for now and the foreseeable future.

Modern 64 bit games will rely heavily on the GPU.  Except strategy games where the AI is a lot more complex than simply moving a scripted character to the left or to the right, up or down, like in shooters.

This is where RAM comes in to play.  It allows the game to store more AI behavioral patterns in regards to the map you play on.  A large scale RTS game like Ashes of the Singularity consumes a lot of memory, apparently, because the battles are massive.  I know Galciv 3 requires a lot of memory for the AI when you play very large maps, otherwise it takes forever to play (it's also possible the game is badly optimized, I'm not totally sure).

Other games, like say, Skyrim or Fallout series, only require large amount of RAM when you play with many graphically intensive mods (there are patches available to make a 32bit game use more than 2gb RAM), but even then, with an 8gb video card, you might be just allright. I haven't gotten around to play any of these games with my newer card, so I'm not really sure.  I know that with my previous 4gb card I needed 32gb to play, otherwise I had lots of CTDs.

Basically, strategy games and some RPGs: yes. 
Shooters, action RPGs like the Mass Effect series (even modded): no.
Also, CIV VI AI is braindead, it doesn't use any memory at all, I guess...  Only explanation I found as to why it's so bad.
I don't do meditation.<br />I drink alcohol to relax, like normal people.

If Microsoft Excel decided to stop working overnight, the world would practically end.

Berkut

Stupid Amazon sent the motherboard late, so it arrivedf about 3 hours before I left to spebnd nearly three weeks watching my nieces in Atlanta.

So now, sitting back at home, are all the pieces to an awesome new PC that I cannot put together for weeks!
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viper37

I don't do meditation.<br />I drink alcohol to relax, like normal people.

If Microsoft Excel decided to stop working overnight, the world would practically end.

Berkut

Wow.

My son was giving me shit about my PC. He started playing some games on the PC, and looked up my old processor, and was giving me crap about it being from when he was in elementary school.

So I got that giant monitor, and how I ahve a new processor and Ram, and spent more on a graphics card than I ever have before.

Holy.
Shit.

This thing looks gorgeous. WoWS on full everyting at 4k and 80FPS. POE on full everything just looks incredible.

I want to try something really graphics intensive.
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viper37

Quote from: Berkut on December 23, 2018, 02:47:59 AM
I want to try something really graphics intensive.
Ashes of the Singularity. I believe it scales to your hardware.
I don't do meditation.<br />I drink alcohol to relax, like normal people.

If Microsoft Excel decided to stop working overnight, the world would practically end.

Grey Fox

#67
I've priced out a new computer for work.

CPU: Intel - Core i9-9900K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor  ($697.08 @ Vuugo)
CPU Cooler: Corsair - H55 57 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler  ($69.99 @ Canada Computers)
Motherboard: Asus - WS Z390 PRO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard  ($519.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-2666 Memory  ($268.99 @ Amazon Canada)
Storage: Samsung - 970 Evo 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive  ($169.99 @ Canada Computers)
Storage: Samsung - 860 Evo 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($209.99 @ Amazon Canada)
Video Card: Asus - GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4 GB STRIX Video Card  ($249.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Case: Cooler Master - MasterBox Pro 5 ATX Mid Tower Case  ($89.99 @ Canada Computers)
Power Supply: EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($139.75 @ Vuugo)
Total: $2415.76

*IT policies forces me to buy Samsung storage.
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viper37

Quote from: Grey Fox on January 29, 2019, 01:07:20 PM
I've priced out a new computer for work.

CPU: Intel - Core i9-9900K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor  ($697.08 @ Vuugo)
CPU Cooler: Corsair - H55 57 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler  ($69.99 @ Canada Computers)
Motherboard: Asus - WS Z390 PRO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard  ($519.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-2666 Memory  ($268.99 @ Amazon Canada)
Storage: Samsung - 970 Evo 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive  ($169.99 @ Canada Computers)
Storage: Samsung - 860 Evo 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($209.99 @ Amazon Canada)
Video Card: Asus - GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4 GB STRIX Video Card  ($249.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Case: Cooler Master - MasterBox Pro 5 ATX Mid Tower Case  ($89.99 @ Canada Computers)
Power Supply: EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($139.75 @ Vuugo)
Total: $2415.76

*IT policies forces me to buy Samsung storage.
Do you get to bring this home on the week-ends?


If you have that kind of budget, why settle for the Samsung EVO and not PRO?
I don't do meditation.<br />I drink alcohol to relax, like normal people.

If Microsoft Excel decided to stop working overnight, the world would practically end.

Grey Fox

#69
I do not :( I'd need a better video card for gaming thru it too, I guess.

What would I gain with a Pro vs Evo?

I'll look it up.

Edit : Yeah, updated to a 970 Pro.
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Grey Fox

Bought at 2600X & a Asus ROG B450 motherboard for my personal use.
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viper37

I didn't like the B350 line.  I hope the B450 is better :)
I don't do meditation.<br />I drink alcohol to relax, like normal people.

If Microsoft Excel decided to stop working overnight, the world would practically end.

Grey Fox

X470 boards are too expensive. Money I save on CPU/mobo/RAM gets me a better video card.

I don't cheap out on the PSU.
Colonel Caliga is Awesome.

Grey Fox

I have a new computer :)

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 2600X 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor
Motherboard: Asus - ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING ATX AM4 Motherboard 
Memory: G.Skill - Aegis 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory with aftermarket Heat spreaders
Storage: Western Digital - Black NVMe 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive 
Storage: Toshiba - 3 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Video Card: MSI - GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB VENTUS XS OC Video Card 
Case: Cooler Master - MasterBox MB511 ATX Mid Tower Case  + 3 Noctua 120 mm case fans
Power Supply: Corsair - CXM 650 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply 
Colonel Caliga is Awesome.

viper37

Good choice, imho.

The Ryzen 5 is a solid CPU.  I don't think you would have any problems with any game at 1920x1080. :)
I don't do meditation.<br />I drink alcohol to relax, like normal people.

If Microsoft Excel decided to stop working overnight, the world would practically end.