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Dublex

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Recently got this via PC specialist (warning! for those with PC Heads only) - PC specialist is a custom UK PC build website, much cheaper than the off the shelf gaming PCs you can get:

Case
FRACTAL FOCUS G BLACK GAMING CASE (Window)
Processor (CPU)
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 Six Core CPU (3.6GHz-4.2GHz/36MB CACHE/AM4)
Motherboard
ASUS® TUF X570-PLUS GAMING (USB 3.2 Gen 2, PCIe 4.0, CrossFireX)
Memory (RAM)
16GB Corsair VENGEANCE DDR4 3200MHz (2 x 8GB)
Graphics Card
8GB NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 2070 SUPER - HDMI, 3x DP GeForce
1st Storage Drive
1TB SEAGATE BARRACUDA SATA-III 3.5" HDD, 6GB/s, 7200RPM, 64MB CACHE
1st M.2 SSD Drive
500GB SAMSUNG 970 EVO PLUS M.2, PCIe NVMe
External DVD/BLU-RAY Drive
8x Slim USB 2.0 External DVD-RW
Power Supply
CORSAIR 650W TXm SERIES™ SEMI-MODULAR 80 PLUS® GOLD, ULTRA QUIET
Processor Cooling
STANDARD AMD CPU COOLER
Thermal Paste
STANDARD THERMAL PASTE FOR SUFFICIENT COOLING
Sound Card
Asus Xonar AE 7.1-Channel Gaming Audio Card
Wireless/Wired Networking
WIRELESS INTEL® Wi-Fi 6 AX200 2,400Mbps/5GHz, 300Mbps/2.4GHz PCI-E CARD + BT 5.0
USB/Thunderbolt Options
MIN. 2 x USB 3.0 & 2 x USB 2.0 PORTS @ BACK PANEL + MIN. 2 FRONT PORTS

Only downside is the 1TB HD in retrospect but I have a 4TB WD Black external to make up for it (and I put games like RUST and Warhammer Total War 2 on the SSD, along with just the OS / app files for speed purposes)
 

Electronic Punk

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Very nice, still using a system with an old I7-5930k in, although considering an NVIDIA 3080 when Cyberpunk comes around.

Picked up a 32" Samsung G7 monitor recently which is lovely, although I had to go down to 2 monitors to fit it on my desk!
 

Dublex

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I just use the one monitor, my new 2560x1440 screen I bought to go with this PC, but it's has a good screen quality and is very clear.

Cyberpunk hopefully should run on all sorts of rigs as when the witcher 3 came out a few years ago it still ran OK on my old PC, so while I'm saying it won't run on a toaster, cd project tend to optimise their games well.
 

Electronic Punk

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Yeah, its just an excuse - I was using 3x 1920x1080 displays that only had a 90hz refresh rate, then I read an article saying 144hz wasn't fast enough ;o
 

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I have reached the point in my PC life that I had to look up what all the below parts were: (I stole your format)

Case
Cooler Master Storm Trooper, I modded the window with a yoga ball to look neglected
Processor (CPU)
AMD Ryzen 5 2600 Six Core CPU
Motherboard
Gigabyte AB350-Gaming 3
Memory (RAM)
16GB of something - probably G.Skill
Graphics Card
RX580
1st Storage Drive
A few of these old things - probably 1.5 TB worth
1st M.2 SSD Drive
500GB Kingston M.2, PCIe NVMe
External DVD/BLU-RAY Drive
Nope
Power Supply
CORSAIR 650W TXm SERIES™ SEMI-MODULAR 80 PLUS® GOLD, ULTRA QUIET
Processor Cooling
STANDARD AMD CPU COOLER
Thermal Paste
STANDARD THERMAL PASTE FOR SUFFICIENT COOLING
Sound Card
Onboard Audio Baby - realtek like everybody else
Wireless/Wired Networking
Some 10 dollar wifi dongle from amazon that was intended to be used with a Raspberry Pi, also wired
USB/Thunderbolt Options
Whatever is on the back of the motherboard, 2x3.0 and 2x2.0 on the front
 

chastity

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Case
Thermaltake Xaser III with window
Processor (CPU)
Intel Core i7 920
Motherboard
Asus P6T SE
Memory (RAM)
8GB OCZ Intel XMP
Graphics Card
Nvidia GeForce GT 640
1st Storage Drive
500GB Western Digital HDD (OS and apps mainly)
2nd Storage Drive
1TB Western Digital HDD
Internal DVD/BLU-RAY Drive
2 LG Blu-ray burners
Power Supply
Thermaltake Tough Power semi modular 650 Watt
Processor Cooling
Stock Intel cooler for the time
Thermal Paste
Whatever Intel provided on the stock cooler
Sound Card
Asus Xonar D2 7.1 PCI (sadly having issues with drivers and same for the onboard sound, old hardware and Windows 10)
Wireless/Wired Networking
Wired
USB/Thunderbolt Options
6 USB 2.0, PCIe add-in card for 2 USB 3.0


How is the quality on the CORSAIR 650W TXm SERIES™ SEMI-MODULAR 80 PLUS® GOLD, ULTRA QUIET? I'm working on a upgrade and basically want to go with a higher wattage power supply but read on Newegg issues with some of the Corsair Power Supplies so kind of interested in first hand input
 

Electronic Punk

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I have the Corsair AX860i PSU which may well have been replaced by now, but one thing I love about it is that the fan is only on when its needed (which seems to be never) so it is obviously very quiet!
 

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I have the Corsair AX860i PSU which may well have been replaced by now, but one thing I love about it is that the fan is only on when its needed (which seems to be never) so it is obviously very quiet!

So you had no issues with your generation of that PSU, which is encouraging. Off to see if I can find the current version of it
 

Electronic Punk

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Were you able to score one?

Well it has certianly been a journey since the 17th.
The card I initially picked the Ventus, there were only a certain number available at a certain discounted price. So by the time I had added it to my basket (ie the second it was available) it was gone. Site I was trying to order on died, eventually managed to get one at a non-discount price with no bundle after 30 minutes.

30 minutes during the launch was of course a life time, so in the several days that followed I ordered a few Asus TUF cards as they were the one I ultimately wanted. Ordered those on the 19th.

Then the whole MOSFET/POSCAP thing happened and I got cold feet and cancelled the Ventus order.

Nothing since then on those 2 other Asus orders, I think early next year currently but I don't believe it.

So I picked up a Gigabyte GHaming OC from a local scalper, cheaper than eBay but judging by the number he had for sale, I hope the bastard gets caught by the tax authority.

The two cards I have pre-ordered are about $150 lower than current retail, so I need to have those arrive and sell them at current retail to cover my own cost.

But yeah can't compalin very cool and quiet -- and very powerful.

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Shame its another bloody bit of RGB software to install to keep the lights off or synchronised tho :)
 

dreamliner77

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Damn. That is a lot of work for a card. I managed to grab a 3070 for retail + $40 but then sold it to a friend.
 

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