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(Original post by CosmicApathy1)
How powerful is your computer? What specs do you run in your rigs? I want to know how serious your hardware game is. Mine isn't very serious:
CPU: Core i5-4690k
GPU: GTX 1060 6GB
Storage: 240GB SSD, 1TB HDD
RAM: 16GB DDR3
Hoping to get a 3090 real soon.
im pretty sure your cpu will bottlebeck a 3090.
also what rez is/will be your monitor be. any less than 4k for a 3090 is a waste.
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LULW, ur pc is garbo. Your frames are bad. You idiot.
I built this in 2016 when it was still good you ****ing dopey basta*d
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CPU: i5 4690k
GPU GTX 980
RAM: 16GB DDR3... CL11 2400 MHz iirc
Storage: Much storage. Got a bunch of media on my drives and I also like to keep a healthy variety of games installed so I rarely run into those moments where I'm like 'Oh I fancy playing this', then I have to install it
2TB ADATA SU 800
500GB Samsung 840 Evo
1TB WD Black
2TB Hitachi Ultrastar 7k4000
3TB Toshiba P300

She's a dinosaur, but she's still kicking.

Got some upgrades in the works but it's very early, new stuff is definitely going to drop before I get it done sort of stage.
At this point, I'm definitely noticing the GPU and CPU starting to hold things back.

So a new CPU is deffo on the table... Will probably look towards something that's top of the line

  • That means a new motherboard
  • That means new RAM.
  • I'm using an AIO cooler so a new cooler is going to be on the table as well.
  • Looking to move storage to almost entirely SSDs. Will probably stick with the SU800 and replace most everything else with Crucial MX500's (after the whole firmware mess Samsung had with the 840 and 850, I'd rather avoid their drives). Of course, I'll still have a HDD for media. May or may not splash on a NVME SSD
  • New GPU of course, right now the likely candidate is PNY's 3090 XLR8. Depends what's going off when the time to upgrade comes around though in regards to releases and pricing.
  • New case... Just cause... Speaking of which, anyone know of any cases with 90 degrees rotated mobo trays that aren't from Silverstone? Really want to change up my case but I also want something with easily accessible 'rear' I/O but they seem to be all I can find.

In other words, I'm basically looking at an entirely new build...
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(Original post by Ewan__)
Recently upgraded from an i5 6600k and MSI Z170a to:

CPU: Ryzen 5 5600x
Motherboard: Asus ROG B550-A Gaming
GPU: EVGA 980Ti (Trying to get a 3070/80)
RAM: 16GB Corsair LPX @3200MHz
Storage: WD Black 256GB Boot SSD, 2TB Sabrent Game SSD and a 2Tb Samsung backup HDD
PSU: Corsair RM850x
Case: Corsair 465x (White)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo
...and several Noctua NH-P12 Redux fans
I like this.

I built my whole PC for less than £400 in an emergency because I could tell my laptop was about to die. So I really cut corners on some stuff - and one big one was the case. It's actually not too bad, but only cost £20 and it is really, really ugly. I wish I had spent that bit more and got something like a Corsair case.
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Processor AMD A10-7870K Radeon R7, 12 Compute Cores 4C+8G 3.90 GHz
Installed RAM 8.00 GB (6.94 GB usable)
System type 64-bit operating system, x64-based processor

I've had this for 5 years, can anyone recommend me possible upgrades because it's so slow sometimes and I'm getting low fps sometimes too.
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(Original post by neville420)
Processor AMD A10-7870K Radeon R7, 12 Compute Cores 4C+8G 3.90 GHz
Installed RAM 8.00 GB (6.94 GB usable)
System type 64-bit operating system, x64-based processor

I've had this for 5 years, can anyone recommend me possible upgrades because it's so slow sometimes and I'm getting low fps sometimes too.
The RAM will be a bottleneck imo, my old PC was starting to seriously chug the last few years with 8gb. upgrading to 16gb is generally cheap enough, (If you're currently running a single 8gb chip you could just buy another one for a pair)

Assuming you have onboard R7 graphics a separate graphics card would come with extra video RAM built in which might also solve the problem (But i honestly don't know if it's quite that simple, and i think even the standalone R7's have 2gb max which is a bit limiting now) (BTW Graphic card prices are mental right now)
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(Original post by neville420)
Processor AMD A10-7870K Radeon R7, 12 Compute Cores 4C+8G 3.90 GHz
Installed RAM 8.00 GB (6.94 GB usable)
System type 64-bit operating system, x64-based processor

I've had this for 5 years, can anyone recommend me possible upgrades because it's so slow sometimes and I'm getting low fps sometimes too.
The 7870k is a little long in the tooth now, from a time when AMD processors were already looked upon poorly by the community (and that's putting it diplomatically) compared to Intel. You could spend £100ish on an older graphics card like an RX 550 or GTX 1050 (if you can even find them in stock) and get a big jump in 1080p gaming, but anything beyond that is going to be bottlenecked by the processor. That means replacing the CPU, which means replacing the motherboard, which means replacing the RAM, and at that point you're looking at less of an upgrade and more of a complete overhaul.

However for general system performance, add an SSD to use as your boot drive if you haven't already. The improvements to boot/loading times and general system snappiness are hard to understate, even from a cheap 240GB SSD for as little as £20.
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Don't mind me, I'm just a console stan infiltrating enemy territory :ninja:
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Don't mind me, I'm just a console stan infiltrating enemy territory :ninja:
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Here’s my specs:

CPU: Intel i7 9700 3GHz - 4.7GHz
Motherboard: ASUS TUF B360-PLUS GAMING
Case: Fractal Design Meshify C Mid Tower Case - Black Tempered Glass
Case Fan: Arctic BioniX 120mm Grey F120 PWM Gaming Fan
GPU: ASUS Dual Nvidia RTX 3070 OC 8GB GDDR6
Air CPU Cooler: be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4
RAM: Corsair Vengeance DDR4 2666MHz C16 32GB (2x16)
Storage: 1TB SSD
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(Original post by StriderHort)
The RAM will be a bottleneck imo, my old PC was starting to seriously chug the last few years with 8gb. upgrading to 16gb is generally cheap enough, (If you're currently running a single 8gb chip you could just buy another one for a pair)

Assuming you have onboard R7 graphics a separate graphics card would come with extra video RAM built in which might also solve the problem (But i honestly don't know if it's quite that simple, and i think even the standalone R7's have 2gb max which is a bit limiting now) (BTW Graphic card prices are mental right now)
I could look into upgrading the RAM. I think it might even be as low as 1gb lol, I had been thinking maybe upgrading the graphics card because I initially thought that was sort of the issue.
Yep some of the prices are extortionate lol.
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(Original post by Gofre)
The 7870k is a little long in the tooth now, from a time when AMD processors were already looked upon poorly by the community (and that's putting it diplomatically) compared to Intel. You could spend £100ish on an older graphics card like an RX 550 or GTX 1050 (if you can even find them in stock) and get a big jump in 1080p gaming, but anything beyond that is going to be bottlenecked by the processor. That means replacing the CPU, which means replacing the motherboard, which means replacing the RAM, and at that point you're looking at less of an upgrade and more of a complete overhaul.

However for general system performance, add an SSD to use as your boot drive if you haven't already. The improvements to boot/loading times and general system snappiness are hard to understate, even from a cheap 240GB SSD for as little as £20.
I wasn't sure if upgrading would be worth it considering the amount it could cost whereas getting a new computer would probably easier but more expensive.
My PC genuinely takes about 10 minutes to start up so I could look into the SSD.
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(Original post by neville420)
I could look into upgrading the RAM. I think it might even be as low as 1gb lol, I had been thinking maybe upgrading the graphics card because I initially thought that was sort of the issue.
Yep some of the prices are extortionate lol.
Gofre makes a good point in saying you're essentially looking at an overhaul in general, all those bits are kind of dated improving any of them would help. But for a budget boost waiting till the graphics card market sorts itself out and grabbing a bargain would likely be my choice. (you'd likely get more bang for your buck that way that just buying RAM alone)

Ditto the SSD, you can see from most of the lists here folk have either went fully SSD or at least a boot drive.
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I have to ask why a lot of people have multiple harddrives?
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I have to ask why a lot of people have multiple harddrives?
It tends to work well to have a smaller, faster Solid State Drive as a boot drive to handle Windows and other programs to keep things running fast, and a secondary hard drive to handle media storage/bulky games ect

Mine is a small SSD and 2 storage drives, but that's just because i found it easier to keep the drive i had already filled and add another. There's no technical reason.. I suppose it spreads my risk in the event of one failing.
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I have to ask why a lot of people have multiple harddrives?
Because they need more storage? ....
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I have to ask why a lot of people have multiple harddrives?
One for the OS and anything else you want loading quickly (Combo tends to be an SSD and a HDD)
The rest for everything else.

In some cases it's just storage expansion, such as mine. In other cases, it's generally considered safer to have your data spread across multiple drives rather than a single drive. In the event of a failure... Well... If you've got multiple it's just the one drive and what was on it. If you've just got one, it's everything.

It also just makes sense in all honesty. If a drive fails and you've got multiple, your PC is still good to go, minus some storage. Worst case, you might need to reinstall your OS. If you've just got one? Well, your PC has just become an oversized, overpriced paperweight until you get some more storage sorted out.
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(Original post by quasa)
I have to ask why a lot of people have multiple harddrives?
SSDs are still very expensive, though the prices have been falling. I want a large amount of storage but I would rather not fork out triple-quadruple the price for an SSD of the same size. If the price difference was negligible I'd probably have got a 2TB SSD. (which would've been the price of an 8TB HDD at least, would keep the boot drive just because I already have it) Wouldn't choose to use hard drives, had my first 2TB fail on me a few months ago and the speed isn't even comparable to SSDs, but large-capacity SSDs are prohibitively expensive for me.

It used to also be a concern that SSDs could be "worn out" from too much disk activity. This used to be true but the R/W endurance of drives nowadays is much better. Unless you rewrite a drive over and over 24/7 (which you won't be if you're a regular user) you don't have much to worry about with modern SSDs. (is my understanding)

Also some powerusers will have RAID configurations, where using multiple drives gives redundancy (this can mean if a drive dies no data is lost)/performance increases.
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I have to ask why a lot of people have multiple harddrives?
Having all your data on 3-4 smaller capacity disks compared to one big disk is less risky if a drive decides to crap out on you. Also it's cheaper to buy a higher capacity HDD compared to a higher capacity SSD. Having a smaller SSD as a boot drive and Adobe drive is good enough for me.
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