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Advice on Black Friday upgrade build required pretty please!

Discussion in 'Processors and motherboards AMD' started by Grimbarian, Oct 22, 2018.

  1. spectatorx

    spectatorx Master Guru

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    Overall advice: if you are going to buy new ssd for new hardware buy m.2 or nvme ssd, preferably nvme if motherboard supports it. Buy sata ssd only for old hardware in order to revive it and make it more responsive.
     
  2. Grimbarian

    Grimbarian Maha Guru

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    It'll be all new so I don't think it has to be SATA SSD just for the sake of it :) (I'm assuming older SATA devices remain compatible when the OS is on an NVME SSD?) :) Samsung 970 are the ones to go for?
     
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  3. spectatorx

    spectatorx Master Guru

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    I did mention sata ssd just because they are the most common "problem solvers" for slow, older hardware. Depends what do you mean by compatibility between nvme and sata, if you are asking if when nvme drive is plugged in then because of some reason sata drives would stop work then no, this is not the case, sata and nvme drives can work together without issues. Only problem of this kind which may happen on some motherboards is when you plug m.2/nvme drive one of pci-express ports may become disabled or slowed down to x4 speed and it is physically the lowest placed pci-express port. This limitation comes from number of pci-express lines supported by cpu and chipset. If this is the case then it is clearly described in motherboard manual.

    On choice of particular ssd i see samsung is the most popular which means this brand is the most tested by tech specialists and common people. So i would go samsung or intel.
     
  4. Grimbarian

    Grimbarian Maha Guru

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    My current Amazon cart:

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    The RAM is a placeholder, I'll finalise the specific make/model during Black Friday. I don't want to spend more than around 800 EUR in total so depending on discounts (or lack thereof), I may drop the SSD to 500gb and the RAM to 16gb.
     

  5. Præses

    Præses Master Guru

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    See if you can't maybe get G.Skill FlareX CL14 memory. I'm able to OC mine easily to 3400 with tighter timings. Can probably go higher but I don't have direct cooling on my RAM so I don't want to push it too hard! :)
     
  6. Grimbarian

    Grimbarian Maha Guru

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    Yeah it's possible, like I said the RAM is a placeholder :)
     
  7. spectatorx

    spectatorx Master Guru

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    Today i finally received my second stick of ram and tried it so far with just one game: rainbow six siege, and i noticed difference instantly, works way smoother. It is g.skill 3000MHz with cl16. Later i will test it with higher xmp profiles and maybe mess around with timings. I decided to go with 3000MHz because there was too big difference in price between 3000 and 3200MHz. Extra 200MHz was not worth paying 25% more.
     
  8. Grimbarian

    Grimbarian Maha Guru

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    Yeah that's the dilemma I'll be facing, you have to draw the line somewhere at a price point and find the best RAM that fits that.
     
  9. Grimbarian

    Grimbarian Maha Guru

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    AMD Ryzen 2700x ordered for EUR 194.21!
     
  10. spectatorx

    spectatorx Master Guru

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    That's amazing price, congrats! A bit over half of what i paid for exactly that cpu.

    P.S.
    Did you order it from amazon.es? I just checked at the moment and price is 321euros or did you just get lucky and watched out some amazing discount?
     
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  11. Grimbarian

    Grimbarian Maha Guru

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    I got it from Amazon.it 194.21 delivered! No idea if it was a flash sale or a glitch but I checked later and it was already back to 340 EUR! I checked and triple checked it was the right CPU etc. etc. as I couldn't believe my eyes!

    Amazon UK is having a 1 day sale on the 970 Evo so got the 1tb version for 211 EUR delivered. Now just the motherboard and RAM (and maybe CPU cooler).
     
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    i have the asus prime x470 board useing bios 4024 :)
     
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  13. Grimbarian

    Grimbarian Maha Guru

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    I've actually decided to revise my build slightly and go for the Asus Prime as it's 170 EUR versus the ROG Strix at 220 EUR. About to pull the pin on G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series F4-3200C14D-16GVR 16 GB (8 GB x 2) DDR4 3200 MHz CL14 Memory Kit for 211 EUR as well.
     
  14. Grimbarian

    Grimbarian Maha Guru

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    All parts ordered:

    AMD Ryzen 2700x - 194.21 EUR
    Asus Prime X470-PRO - 169.80 EUR
    Gskill F4-3200C14D-16GVR RAM - 211.40 EUR
    Samsung MZ-V7E1T0BW 970 EVO 1 TB - 211.83

    Total: 787.24EUR

    I think the only final thing I might order is an All in One water cooler, should be good to go with the rest :)
     
  15. Grimbarian

    Grimbarian Maha Guru

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    Decided against getting a water cooler, too risky for me, will either use the stock one for a while or buy an air cooler around 80EUR if it's an improvement over the Wraith one.
     

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    You should look at the Noctua NH-U14S. This is a great upgrade from the stock cooler. Just be aware that you need to get the AM4 mounting kit too. I use this cooler on my R7 2700X. My CPU load temp in games is about 58 degrees. You can attach the fan to either side of the heatsink too. This means you don't have to worry about RAM clearance if you end up getting 4 sticks of RAM later.

    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod...iption=u14s&cm_re=u14s-_-35-608-041-_-Product

    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod...on=u14s&cm_re=u14s-_-9SIAADY5BC5870-_-Product
     
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  17. Grimbarian

    Grimbarian Maha Guru

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    Yeah that's the decision I pretty much reached the the Noctua's seem to be about the best option but for now I'll stick with the stock cooler until I know what clearance etc I have in my case for a better cooler.
     
  18. Grimbarian

    Grimbarian Maha Guru

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    The CPU/RAM/Mobo all arrived today and the good news is it all installed perfectly, booted first time, cloned my OS to the new NVME which also booted perfectly, bad news is I later realised Amazon sent the wrong RAM, they send me F4-2400 not F4-3200, so have a replacement order arrive on Tuesday and for now will use this RAM then return it when the new RAM is installed, that's why I only buy from Amazon, any other store would take forever to resolve such a problem and probably insist I return the RAM first before they send a replacement.
     
  19. spectatorx

    spectatorx Master Guru

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    That's awesome attitude by amazon but from my experience as customer and fullfillment center employee (part time job i do for fun) doesn't wonder me much but still i respect that and that's what i like at this company, they have very pro-consumer approach.
     
  20. Grimbarian

    Grimbarian Maha Guru

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    Correct RAM just arrived and I slapped that sucker in!

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