Building new rig
02 Apr - 14:43
I know 8 would be enough for most situations The issue I'm having that I'm getting really close to 8 gb on normal load. and when programming its getting close to 10-11 I heard from Skrimbler that most of the laptop he installs at work is 4gb. Which is insane as Windows already uses 2. Add chrome to the table and you're almost running 100% of ram. Now the question is, what happens when RAM is fully loaded? It clears what was in there and adds the newly data to the ram. What does this cause? Your first opened program will not be in the ram and therefor loads from the disc again. For typical loads that is now issue as your MS Word would open a second later, but when in-game you'll notice CPU spikes. @Robin. So yes , 8 will be enough for any gaming situation as it'll clear unimportant data from the ram.
92 posts03 Apr - 06:43
No need to go higher than 550W. Modern components draw less power than old stuff so 550W should be enough.
I would recommend you to stick to Intel CPUs. The new AMD ones are better for work related stuff since it has more cores but lower GHz. Also for future needs its easier to have intel since more gaming hardware is made for intel and not AMD. Intel masterrace!
Also, get 16GB of ram. You might aswell. You wont need all of it now but you probably will in the near future so why not.
Nice rig overall! I like the new NZXT watercooler. I use a custom watercooling loop myself that I've built! :D
03 Apr - 08:16
Thank you for the feedback ohdear.
The interesting thing about amd ryzen besides the value for money, is that am4 motherboards will be used for coming years. Intel 1151 on the other hand is a dead end. New cpu means new mobo for intel. So upgradability of amd rig is higher.
The good thing about memory is that you can always add more. Price of 2x4gb or 2x8gb is exactly 1/2. So adding in a year or 2 more memory is always an option. The biggest waste of money is unused ram as there is no performance gain at all. The article shows that for 1fps in 1 on 20 games, it is not worth it today.
03 Apr - 16:34
No games for me till Wednesday or thursday. I sold my case, fans, dvd writer and power supply. They come to pick it up tonight.
03 Apr - 18:23
HAHAHA I knew you'd do it again!