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  1. CPU advice

    hmm ill just buy the cl14 RAM i guess... i aim to have this system for a while and if i ever go to AMD, its nice i guess to have some CL14 RAM 3200mhz i can drop into it without thinking of buying more RAM for the infinity fabric.
  2. CPU advice

    hey rei i mean getting cl14 3200hz ram over say cl16
  3. CPU advice

    Also rei could you explain to me RAM? I'm not sure which RAM to buy. Is it worth me buying 3600mhz RAM or just 3200 mhz?
  4. CPU advice

    Thanks rei. I think I might just buy an air cooler like the dark rock pro 4 maybe?
  5. CPU advice

    Idk. I have a fractal case so I assume so its quite big. Anyway I decided to buy the 8086k anyway. I got it for £380. Then Amazon got back in stock 8700k for £350 but its been dispatched now so fuck it. Can someone please reccomend me a Z390 motherboard I can buy with RAM? RAM really confuses me. If I want to potentially overclock my RAM, what do I need to do? What motherboard do I need and what RAM? Its all a bit of a mystery to me.
  6. CPU advice

    do u guys think i should just get this? https://www.scan.co.uk/products/3xs-z370-overclocked-bundle-intel-core-i7-8700k-coffee-lake-asus-rog-strix-z370e-16gb-ddr4-be-quiet! i've never used a water cooler before so a bit worried.. i dunno how to house it or how it works..
  7. CPU advice

    Damn. In the UK we have a terrible shortage of intel processors at a decent price. Amazon were offering the 8086k at £380 but they're OOS. Said it'll be in within 2 weeks.. I hope. My other option is the Ryzen 2700x for £290 and I'll get a cooler with it. My main issue is the 8700k on benches does seem to edge the 2700x at 4k by around 1-5fps in certain titles. Thats actually quite a big deal as my RTX 2080 is just about hitting 60fps. arrrrgh. Any advice with water cooling? There is a company here offering a pre-made 8700k + 16GB RAM but it uses a water cooler. I've always thought they are a bit risky given I move my rig about loads and I thought it might leak or some shit like that. Is it just as simple to setup or more difficult?
  8. CPU advice

    I've heard that too. Ideally I'd probably like to OC the ryzen at some point. Do you think Ryzen 7nm will improve the core frequency rei? If I take out the £100 premium for the 8086k, the £80-90 for the noctua D-14 cooler.. the Ryzen setup looks ecomically okish. Thats about £180 I can actually put towards a Ryzen 2 CPU I guess... Its just the 1% lows of the Ryzen chips worry me.
  9. CPU advice

    Hmmm.. damn rei.. So 2700x or 8096k? 8096k is £390 2700x is £290 I think I can get by with a stock cooler for the 2700x possibly?
  10. CPU advice

    If I go down the AMD route rei, would you suggest a 2700x? Ryzen refresh on 7nm is making me think grabbing a 2600/2700 as a stop gap wouldnt be a bad idea... but then how different will that be clock speed wise to my 4670k which is a bottle neck at present for vr.
  11. CPU advice

    hhahah rei! i've read that so much! i think now intel are focussing on core counts too rather than sheer clock speed, we will proabably see a shift but nothing darastic to make the intel 8 series cpus obsolete. so is the 8096k an ok bet? im not which whether to get a z370 mob or z390. the z390 seem to carry a £60 premimum... and i dont have faith at all intel will provide me an upgrade path worth investing into the mobo for. thoughts?
  12. Spiderman PS4

    I'm playing witcher 3 4k on pc.. once i complete it, i'll grab it.
  13. CPU advice

    I'm RAM/CPU bottle necked in Fallout 4 VR and Skyrim VR. 4670k is showing its age for me and the chip i have really can't OC for shit. Yes I think so this time. I really really want to believe in AMD. They present the best value and if i was mid-range with a max budget of 250-300, my money would be with them. However I just think that the higher frequency will be more helpful to me than the higher core count for the next 3 years or so. By that time, AMD will have a new socket, and I'll be making a new build if the intel is useless.
  14. CPU advice

    Hey guys, So I'm in a bit of a pickle. Uses of computer: 1. VR Gaming skyrim fo4 seem to be on the horizon as the most challenging 2. PC Gaming at 4k, may do ultrawide one day albiet very unlikely 3. 4k Video editting (stopped doing this because my 4670k sucks dick) 4. Option to do CEMU/Dolphin I don't really upgrade CPU all that often. Maybe after 4-5 years, therefore I'm not too fond on pondering about which socket will be supported. I know my options are AMD or Intel. AMD offers more cores, Intel offers faster cores and better IPC. Because I like emulation, I figure intel will be better. I have the following options: 1. 9000 series Its overpriced as fuck in the uk. 9900k is £600. 9700k is £500. 2. 8086k for £400, 16GB corsair DDR4 3200mhz RAM for £150, Asus mobo w/wifi for £150 + cooler £60 .... total £760ish pounds 3. 3XS Z370 Overclocked Bundle, Intel Core i7 8700K "Coffee Lake", ASUS PRIME Z370-P, 16GB DDR4, be quiet! Dark Rock 4 £750 4. 3XS Z370 Overclocked Bundle, Intel Core i7 8700K "Coffee Lake", ASUS PRIME Z370-P, 16GB DDR4, Corsair Hydro H100x £720 5. Go AMD with 2700x bundle for around £650 Or so I get a 2700x? It'd be around £100 cheaper if that. I've had better personal experience with intel through the years..
  15. being an adult sucks

    u guys are right.. i think i need to go back to my roots and spend some time in vegas or some shit hitting the gym and just getting pussy like crazy. honestly this whole working life shit is like a cage for me.
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