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B16Enk

Finally upgraded my PC!!

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After tolerating a Phenom (I bought off Snacko ages ago) for way too long I stumbled into a bit of luck

My eldest (who works at same company as me and lives at home) took pity on his mum playing Sims on a non-gaming laptop, and dropped $800 on a new one for me.

This liberated the same amount for me from my bonus, and I now have a Ryzen 1800X in an Asus ROG (yeah really lol) Crosshair V1 board with 16GB DDR4.

Oh and my first SSD, a Samsung 960 Evo 256Gb.

Yet to get the RAM running as well as it could, who new RAM timings could run to 100s of settings! (I got GSkill F4-3200C16D-16GVKB which is not on the QVL for the board).

DCS is smooth, with my 4 year old 770GTX (perhaps I may get a 1070+ for my birthday) as is Assetto Corsa powered by my G920 Wheel setup (I was 'permitted to buy that out of my bonus last month to replace the one I sold to FruitBat LOL).

IL2 in all its flavours is silky smooth too, now to get practiced again so I can get online.

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IL2 1946 is silky smooth!?
Your liv'in the American dream!

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I feels good to let go of the old girl huh?

Mine old AMD died in January and it took till almost March to break down and order myself a new Mobo, CPU and Ram. I almost bought the same stuff you did, but ended up going Intel with a Gigabyte board.

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17 hours ago, B16Enk said:

 (perhaps I may get a 1070+ for my birthday)

Yes!  I recently went from a 770 to a 970 and it's really made a difference.  1070 should be...mmmm.....:thumbsu:

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So that 770 of mine?

It made a loud popping noise Sunday night, and BSOD ensued on every boot (plus artifacts during boot).

4 years old...

Replaced with a 1080SC EVGA model, 8GB DDR5X RAM and boy, night and day!
So DCS is smooth, F15C at supersonic is so smooth... Shame about the $600 I had to drop to get back up and running 😄😂

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Yeah GPU's prices are insane thanks to the Bitcoin mining stuff. 😞

 

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Crazy prices indeed, near double currently.

but what choice do we have? Could have gone with an ATI equivalent but I have so little knowledge of them, as this will likely be my last GPU purchase for 6+ years it seemed a good investment..

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I understand, if my 970 wasn't doing a pretty good job as is, since I'm not VR and only running 1080p on a 27" monitor I'd consider the upgrade. 

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