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    Posted: 19 Nov 2020 at 4:09pm
Was wondering what everyone or someone thought of this build? this will be my second system from DS and decided to go with the smaller lynx case. Also what Ram configuration makes the most sense for 1440p gaming on a 200z monitor? 4x8 or a 2x16 ? also ive been reading about higher MHZ ram performing better with the new AMD CPUs? was looking into possibly special ordering some Trident Z Royal 3600 as its always been a bucket list item for a PC.

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Processor: AMD Ryzen 9 5900X (12-Core) 4.8 GHz Turbo
Motherboard: ASUS ROG Strix X570-E Gaming (Wi-Fi) (AMD X570 Chipset) (Up to 3x PCI-E Devices)
System Memory: 32GB DDR4 3000MHz Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro (RGB Light Bar)
Power Supply: 850W Digital Storm Performance Series (Modular) (80 Plus Gold)

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Storage Set 1: 1x SSD M.2 (1TB Seagate FireCuda 520) (NVM Express) (Gen4 PCIe)
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Graphics Card(s): 1x GeForce RTX 3080 10GB (Performance Edition) (VR Ready)
Sound Card: Integrated Motherboard Audio

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Extreme Cooling: H20: HydroLux PRO: Exotic Custom Cooling System (CPU Only)
HydroLux Tubing Style: HardLine Tubing (Requires HydroLux PRO Custom Liquid Cooling System)
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  Quote fwfdfireman Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 19 Nov 2020 at 4:20pm
Looks good, but why are you not considering the new AMD gpus? The new AMD line of processors along with a Gen 4 motherboard are designed to work better with the new AMD gpus. It is a measurable difference. However, gaming at 4k or if you just have to have Ray Tracing, which only a few games support right now, then yes, stick with the 3080.
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  Quote Ras Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 19 Nov 2020 at 6:08pm
Thanks for the reply. That's a good point and has been something I have been thinking about. There are some significant gains in 1440p but yea its like do i want a bit higher FPS or top of the line RTX yet its with limited games... What are your thoughts on RAM configuration ?
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  Quote fwfdfireman Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 20 Nov 2020 at 3:41am
On your RAM, check for the reviews that are out there. Watched one by Gamers Nexus on YT that the AMD boards work better with 4 sticks of RAM in the amount you want rather than two larger sticks. 32Gigs is the standard anymore so I would opt for that. Also seems 3200 in speed is the best bang for the buck, higher speeds gain less for the money from what I read, so 3200 MHz is what I would opt for myself, but 3000MHz is fine.

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  Quote Cretae Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 20 Nov 2020 at 5:34am
Higher frequency RAM won't do enough to make it worth the hassle and the extra cost IMHO. The 4x sticks is a thing, though. I would be a bit surprised if DS didn't configure that way, but you should check.

I am convinced the Radeon 6800XT brings so many extra benefits paired with a 5900X that it is the only way to go in an AMD build. You might look into that. IMHO the raytracing difference is not anything you would ever notice. It's not like the new Radeons don't have it. The 6800XT has a ray accelerator for each compute unit (72).
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  Quote Ras Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 20 Nov 2020 at 10:20am
Thanks guys. I appreciate the help. Def going with the AMD GPU here and a 4 stick ram configuration.
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  Quote Ras Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 29 Nov 2020 at 3:46pm
Quick question i have a g-sync ultimate monitor (predator x35) am i putting myself at a disadvantage using an AMD GPU with this monitor instead of Nvidia card ?
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  Quote fwfdfireman Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 29 Nov 2020 at 6:36pm
Good question. nVidia opened up gsync so their gpus will work just fine with freesync monitors, which is my situation and all works just fine. However, the latest I could find is that nVidia "was going to open up gsync to the freesync gpus at some point". That came from Nov. of 2019. You might to do a little research yourself or maybe someone here with your situation will have a better answer. Good luck.


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  Quote Cretae Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 30 Nov 2020 at 3:45am
I'm in the boat with fwfdfireman. A G-Sync only monitor may not work depending on how old it is. I found this from November of 2019 as fireman saw:

"So if you have an AMD graphics card, you could still enjoy the VRR experience and other additional benefits that the G-sync module brings even from a native G-sync screen, which was previously out of reach to those users," TFT said. However, it's uncertain if users will be able to reap G-Sync's full benefits.
But there is a caveat. The new firmware will only be compatible with future G-Sync displays, such as the Acer Predator XB273 X. Nvidia told TFT Central that the new firmware will not work with existing G-Sync monitors on the market."

So, Nvidia modified their G-Sync modules sometime around that time frame to enable the adaptive sync AMD uses in its FreeSync. No G-Sync panels before that are adaptive. I posted that quote partly because it mentions a particular mode of Predator.

It is worth noting that "G-Sync Compatible" essentially means the monitor is FreeSync already, and can run G-Sync. So, FreeSync only or G-Sync compatible means AMD is all good. If one has a G-Sync only mon, I don't think I would take a chance on it. Many were complaining Nvidia did it purposely to lock folks into their product for the life of a monitor. Looks like it's working.

To be absolutely certain, ask Acer.
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  Quote Ras Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 30 Nov 2020 at 4:12pm
Unfortunately its not free sync compatible. Switched to the 3080 this am Both cards are great but wanted to try out AMD. I guess ill get that extra bit of performance with ray tracing..
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  Quote Cretae Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 01 Dec 2020 at 3:01am
Important you called this to our attention. I hadn't given it a thought. A large majority of monitors are either FreeSync all the way, or "G-Sync Compatible" which makes them either/or. This is something we should take care to pass along. Many thanks!
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  Quote fwfdfireman Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 01 Dec 2020 at 6:18am
nVidia and AMD really need to be on the same page here so as not to cause issues like this for other buyers.

I know a few other companies, I am sure there are many more, that use that very same tactic of "trying to lock you in to their product", as Cretae stated. Dell for one which I have had past experience.

Glad this potential problem was caught in time, for your sake. Imagine all the others out there that have no clue and spent money only to wonder why this or that isn't working properly.

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