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07-27-2022 , 06:26 AM
Is your gaming setup baller? Post specs & pics here and let the others drewl over your RGB design, SLI RTX 3090TI build, custom liquid cooling, etc.

I am not a gamer myself, but I build this for my son, so he can play E-Sports games @ 1080p with 144MHz monitor:



Ryzen 2600 with GTX 1070 in mini ITX build with Coolermaster H100 ITX case. 2x8GB RAM and a small M.2 NVMe drive of 256GB.
All the power he needs to play @144 FPS and the system won't kill my energy bill.

Last edited by Gabethebabe; 07-27-2022 at 06:37 AM.
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07-29-2022 , 10:04 AM
No pics but I have a Intel i9-10900K with GTX3080 and ASUS STRIX Z490-A motherboard. Corsair liquid cooling. 2x16GB of RAM. 500GB SSD for to boot windows and games I want to load quickly and 2T HHD for everything else.

Plays 1440p at 144fps like butter, my monitor is probably the bottleneck and it could run either 240fps or 4k resolution at 144fps. And runs PIO sims relatively quickly.


Unfortunately last Saturday it pooped out on me after only 18 months. Crashed during normal operations and wont POST now. I think (hope) its the motherboard, its not the PSU, RAM or GPU. Its still under warranty thru ASUS so I need to get the ball moving on replacing it.
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07-31-2022 , 03:27 PM
Just got a new HP

AMD Ryzen 5600g
AMD Radeon RX 6400
512gb M2 SSD
1x8gb of RAM

Replaced the 1x8 with 2x16, and added a 4tb HDD
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08-01-2022 , 05:31 AM
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Originally Posted by newguyhere
Just got a new HP

AMD Ryzen 5600g
AMD Radeon RX 6400
512gb M2 SSD
1x8gb of RAM

Replaced the 1x8 with 2x16, and added a 4tb HDD
This is a prebuilt system? That is terrible. How can they sell such ****. The RX 6400 isn't worthy of your money. It is even worse than the GTX 1650. Such a waste of silicon.

The 5600g is only really good if you combine it with no graphics card in a budget gaming rig, as it has a quite amazing integrated GPU. With a graphics card, it is basically a handicapped CPU, because to get the GPU integrated, they had to make concessions, like reducing the L3 cache.

I wonder how much performance you would lose selling that GPU and just gaming on the integrated graphics.

Seriously, get out on the used GPU market and get a GTX 1070 or GTX 1660 super/Ti or something. You can find them for below 200$ now and your gaming performance will increase massively.

Thumbs up for the RAM increase you made. 8GB doesn't cut it
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08-01-2022 , 05:37 AM
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No pics but I have a Intel i9-10900K with GTX3080 and ASUS STRIX Z490-A motherboard. Corsair liquid cooling. 2x16GB of RAM. 500GB SSD for to boot windows and games I want to load quickly and 2T HHD for everything else.

Plays 1440p at 144fps like butter, my monitor is probably the bottleneck and it could run either 240fps or 4k resolution at 144fps. And runs PIO sims relatively quickly.


Unfortunately last Saturday it pooped out on me after only 18 months. Crashed during normal operations and wont POST now. I think (hope) its the motherboard, its not the PSU, RAM or GPU. Its still under warranty thru ASUS so I need to get the ball moving on replacing it.
Yeah, that is a 4k system you got there. The i9 is overkill for gaming, but if you run sims as well, it is a good choice. What power supply are you using (brand/model)?
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08-01-2022 , 02:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Gabethebabe
This is a prebuilt system? That is terrible. How can they sell such ****. The RX 6400 isn't worthy of your money. It is even worse than the GTX 1650. Such a waste of silicon.

The 5600g is only really good if you combine it with no graphics card in a budget gaming rig, as it has a quite amazing integrated GPU. With a graphics card, it is basically a handicapped CPU, because to get the GPU integrated, they had to make concessions, like reducing the L3 cache.

I wonder how much performance you would lose selling that GPU and just gaming on the integrated graphics.

Seriously, get out on the used GPU market and get a GTX 1070 or GTX 1660 super/Ti or something. You can find them for below 200$ now and your gaming performance will increase massively.

Thumbs up for the RAM increase you made. 8GB doesn't cut it
Yeah prebuilt. I bought it mostly out of necessity as it fit my budget.

So far it runs perfectly for my needs. I can run Witcher 3 and Days Gone at High/Ultra settings and get over 60FPS.

Thanks for the suggestions on the GPUs.
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08-01-2022 , 02:57 PM
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Yeah, that is a 4k system you got there. The i9 is overkill for gaming, but if you run sims as well, it is a good choice. What power supply are you using (brand/model)?
I got a 850W Straight Power 11 - 80 Plus Gold.

I prebuilt it thru IBuyPower, picking out what components I wanted. I wanted to build it myself but this was Dec/Jan 21' during peak Bitcoin, so GPUs were scarce and the best way to get one in a reasonable time was prebuilt. Still took over a month to receive the components and then less than a week for them to build and ship it to me.

However now that my motherboard is shot, I need to take it out to get the serial number for the warranty and then rebuild it when I get it repaired/replaced.
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08-01-2022 , 03:01 PM
Case: be quiet! Pure Base 600 Tempered Glass Gaming Case - Black
Processor: Intel® Core™ i9-10900KF Processor (10X 3.70 GHz /20MB L3 Cache)
Motherboard: ASUS ROG STRIX Z490-A GAMING - ARGB Header (1), USB 3.2 Ports (1 Type-C, 5 Type-A), M.2 Slot (3)
Memory: 32 GB [16 GB x2] DDR4-3000 Memory Module - Certified Major Brand Gaming Memory
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 - 10GB GDDR6X (VR-Ready) - [PRE-ORDER ITEM]
Case Lighting: None
Power Supply: 850 Watt - be quiet! Straight Power 11 - 80 PLUS Gold, Fully Modular
Processor Cooling: CORSAIR iCUE H150i PRO XT 360mm Liquid Cooling System
Primary Storage: 500GB WD Blue SN550 M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD -- Read: 2400MB/s; Write: 1750MB/s
Secondary Storage: [FREE] 2TB SEAGATE BARRACUDA HARD DRIVE - TODAY ONLY!
Sound Card: 3D Premium Surround Sound Onboard
Network Card: Onboard LAN Network (Gb or 10/100)
Monitor: None
Operating System: Windows 10 Home - Get a FREE upgrade to Windows 11* (when available, see below) - (64-bit)
Warranty: 3 Year Standard (3 YR Labor + 1 YR Parts) Warranty Service
Warranty: Three Year Standard Warranty
Rush Service: No Rush - Standard Service - Estimated Ship Out in 4 Weeks [ADDITIONAL lead time applied when preorder item(s) selected]
Media Card Reader / Writer: None
Game Bundle: [Receive Game] - Get Call of Duty: Cold War - w/ Purchase of NVIDIA RTX 3080 or 3090 Series Graphic Cards
Game Bundle: [Receive Game Bundle] - Get the Intel Q3 Galactic Gaming Bundle - w/ Purchase of Intel Core i7/i9 Processor
iBUYPOWER Labs - Noise Reduction: Sound Damping Foam
iBUYPOWER Labs - Internal Expansion: iBUYPOWER Internal USB Expansion System - 2 internal connectors, 1 external connector
USB Expansion Card: PCI-Express USB 3.0 Expansion Card (2x External Port + 1x Header)
Case Engraving Service: None
Case Fans: 3x [Silent] be quiet! Pure Wings 2 120mm Black PWM Fan Pack


Heres the full layout from my order confirmation
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08-01-2022 , 03:34 PM
Sweet. I'm kinda surprised they actually put a tier 1 power supply in the PC. They often cheap out with inferior models.

The only thing I dislike is the 2TB HD. That's sooooo 1990. I would have preferred a 1 or 2 TB SSD M.2 NVMe.
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08-01-2022 , 03:49 PM
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Sweet. I'm kinda surprised they actually put a tier 1 power supply in the PC. They often cheap out with inferior models.

The only thing I dislike is the 2TB HD. That's sooooo 1990. I would have preferred a 1 or 2 TB SSD M.2 NVMe.
Had to pinch pennies somewhere lol. Those big SSDs are expensive, and this HDD was on a super special. Still have the 500g SSD for things that I need to load quickly though, but TV shows, movies, PIO solves, hand histories, and games without much loading still go on the HDD.
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08-02-2022 , 06:20 PM
ryzen 3600 cpu
gigabyte b450 auros elite mobo
evga 500w psu
kingston hyperx fury 8gb ram
crucial bx500 240gb ssd
big wd blue hdd for storage
gigabyte gt710 gpu
antec gx202 case
dt-35 keyboard
$10 logitech mouse

will it play crysis on high? no. will it play the 20 year old games, nes emulators and the occasional unity engine newer game i play and stream at the same time? you bet.
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08-03-2022 , 02:14 AM
That is a massive GPU bottleneck you got there. The Ryzen 3600 can easily support a mid-high end GPU, like an RTX 3060, 2070 or RX 6600XT.

Wait for fall when Ethereum mining formally dies and the market will be flooded with millions of the cheapest GPUs the world has ever seen.
You will be like a kiddie in a candy store.

If that EVGA PSU is a white model, get rid of it when you upgrade GPU, it is a crap unit. If it is an EVGA bronze or better, you are OK, as long as your GPU doesn't require you to upgrade to >500W.

The only thing I would do now is sell off your 2x4GB RAM, while there is still demand for it and replace with 2x8GB 3200CL16 or 3600CL16. RAM prices are pretty good right now.
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08-04-2022 , 09:48 AM
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That is a massive GPU bottleneck you got there. The Ryzen 3600 can easily support a mid-high end GPU, like an RTX 3060, 2070 or RX 6600XT.
I know, but I don't play much that needs anything better and was on a budget at the time. It's an easy upgrade path if I need to but I doubt I see anything new that I want to play

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If it is an EVGA bronze or better
It is
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