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Old 09-03-2018, 13:21   #121
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I used this guide back when I did mine:

http://www.overclock.net/forum/5-int...k-edition.html

It's for Asrock boards so the settings won't match exactly but it's useful for explaining what the various settings do. I didn't follow the guide to the letter (most guides like this suggest testing in increments which takes far too much time so I just went straight in at 4.3GHz which I'd read was a very comfortable overclock at stock voltage and sure enough it was).
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I used this guide back when I did mine:

http://www.overclock.net/forum/5-int...k-edition.html

It's for Asrock boards so the settings won't match exactly but it's useful for explaining what the various settings do. I didn't follow the guide to the letter (most guides like this suggest testing in increments which takes far too much time so I just went straight in at 4.3GHz which I'd read was a very comfortable overclock at stock voltage and sure enough it was).

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I think the basic 4ghz overclock will be fine

Just curious as to if anything else in bios get be switched on / off to make things better ?
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Old 09-03-2018, 16:54   #123
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I think the basic 4ghz overclock will be fine

Just curious as to if anything else in bios get be switched on / off to make things better ?
Outside of the CPU / Memory settings the only other setting with a big impact that comes to mind is the SATA mode which you always want to be AHCI for any big/fast modern hard drive (and definitely SSDs).

You have a couple of internal SATA controllers in the 3rd photo and they're set to IDE mode which may not be great if you use those ports for your main system drive. Hard to say if they're just secondary controllers and you have a main one on another BIOS page that is set to AHCI.

If you do change and Windows doesn't boot you'll have to change back and do some Windows tweaks involving the registry I think. Another one to google.
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Old 09-03-2018, 18:41   #125
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Cheers on the ahci thing. Very noticeable difference
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Old 10-03-2018, 09:41   #126
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I upgraded my PC to an i5 8600k last week. I'd bought 16GB of DDR4 just before the Ryzen announcement in anticipation of upgrading to that but wasn't impressed enough to do so. Glad I had as the memory is twice the price now, and my GTX1070 seems to be worth Ł100 more than when I bought it. My old i7 4770k/ DDR3 combo wasn't exactly a slouch, but the new i5 is noticeably smoother in games - suspect that's the 6 real cores vs 4 real/ 4 virtual coming into effect.
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Old 12-03-2018, 13:39   #127
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Looking at buying a secondhand pc as my harddrive that held windows died and haven't got a windows key to reinstall windows. So thought the best bet would be to buy a cheap secondhand pc and put my other hard drive into it. My previous PC was dual core 3ghz with 2 DDR Ram if I remember rightly and was still playing the latest games ok, this is a couple of years ago now and it was bioshock infinite that was the latest game I was playing. So I was looking for something similar but min of 4gb RAM as RAM was a bit low on my old PC. Would that still play latest games ok or is it too out of date now. And what power PC is the minimum if I looked at getting a virtual reality headset at one point?
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Old 13-03-2018, 13:32   #128
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Bioshock Infinite is 5yrs old so it wasn't even new 2yrs ago so you may find min specs are a lot higher than you were expecting.

VR min and recommended specs here --> https://support.oculus.com/170128916778795/

Vive min specs are basically the same.

Those specs are also what you should be looking at for normal games as well (be it min or recommended, just depends what you want to spend / how nice you want the games to look/run).

The Ryzen 2200G that sparked this thread revival is well worth a look for a budget build. I personally couldn't deal with it for gaming but it sounds like it'd be good for what you need.
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Thanks must be 5 years since I last gamed then as Bioshock Infinite was relatively new at the time and took me away from Skyrim that I was playing before. God my PC hasn't been working for a long time!

Those specs are confusing, need to bone up, CPUs used to be easy just what Ghz they were and how many.

But one bit seems contradictory: OS minimum Windows 8, recommended Windows 7

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Old 13-03-2018, 16:33   #130
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But one bit seems contradictory: OS minimum Windows 8, recommended Windows 7
Yeah I noticed that. Very odd. Windows 10 is the obvious choice these days.
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Don't forget there's a new VR contender, Windows Mixed Reality. The requirements are lower than Vive/ Oculus for basic VR, but pretty similar if you want to game on them:

https://www.vrheads.com/windows-mixe...c-requirements
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Just the other day I was saying there was no point in me getting an 11 series (as we assumed it was going to be) as I'm barely pushing the 1080.
But... real time ray tracing?? I *need* that

Also... this the first I've heard of a new mechwarrior game! (mechwarrior 5 mercenaries). I need that too.
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Old 20-08-2018, 21:12   #134
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The 2070 is ironically exactly 270 quid more than I paid for my GTX 1070, I'm not sure how much of a uptake Ray Tracing is gonna get with AAA Publishers considering the amount of Console Ports the PC is getting and the current gen still has a couple of years left. AMD need to pull to their fingers out and get their next gen cards out there.
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Old 20-08-2018, 21:23   #135
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The non-founders edition pricing looks a good bit cheaper.

There's already a pretty decent list of games: https://www.nasdaq.com/press-release...20180820-00653

Considering how much the high end GPU's have gone up in price the past couple of generations it's hard to see the PS5 and XBTwo competing technically.
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For those who haven't seen it in action
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Looks nice but not really want to spend that amount of cash on some reflections. I got a GTX 1080 and not bothered about something I wont even notice. I have a hard enough time keeping up with gameplay nevermind a reflection of a fireball. Nice if you can afford it but does not make any impact on a game.
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I used to say that about anti-aliasing when it was new.
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Can my PC be a new console beater ( was previously Tweak my PC)

Ok sorry to butt in with a noob question but I’m about to come in to some money and intend to burn it on a “kills PC” so...

The various prices on 2080 TIs, why? I’ve seen Gigabyte’s for Ł1049 and Asus’s for Ł1339, is it just the brand?

There I was thinking the “founders editions” were less powerful versions but reading above that sounds the opposite. I wrong...right?

Now the CPU, do I wait for the 9th gen intels or a Threadripper 2?

Sorry for rabbiting on
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Last gens foundation cards, as well as being priced higher, had pretty crappy coolers. If you like a quiet PC - they weren't a good choice.

This is also one of the main differences between third party models. But also, the level of pre-overclocking. So the fact that the foundation cards are clocked higher is also fairly irrelevant since most big brand names will also clock theirs higher than normal.

I suspect the main reason for such a difference is none of the companies have yet seen where their competitors are pitching theirs price wise! I can't imagine as big a difference come release day.

ebuyer are already doing a near Ł400 1080 if people were waiting for discounted 10 series!


I can't imagine anyone will have an opinion on the CPU's until they're here unfortunately?
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