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Cringe My Stupid Dumb Friend Decided To Upgrade His PC to These Specs at the Cost of $1360 USD (PC GAF, Get ITT!!!)

DESTROYA

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Can someone rate my configuration, I've recently rejoined PC Gaming Master Race from Consoles.

CPU. Intel Core I7 9700K + Noctua CPU Cooler NH-U14S
MB: ROG STRIX Z390-H Gaming
PSU: SeaSonic GC-650W
RAM: 16 GB transcend 2666 DDR4 (crappy one didn't have more money)
GPU: Gigabyte 1060 OC 6 GB (old one, didn't want to upgrade yet)

Do I have a good base for future upgrade and current gaming. ?
You might want to upgrade the GPU sooner or later but everything else looks good.
 

MiyazakiHatesKojima

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It's a good card for a hold over as I have said and it's my current hold over card, but when the Nvidia 3000 series (ampere) comes out and AMD's RDNA 2 comes out, then it should be upgraded to whoever has the performance lead. It's only a few months away. It's an okay 1080P card for med to high settings, but don't expect ultra and all the other bells and whistles turned on. I can play Rust, Star Citizen, Battlefield 4, Borderlands 3, GTA 5, Witcher 3, Tomb Raider games, Dark Souls games, and, on and on without issue with the RX570. Is this person looking for ultra experience someday or are they okay with the RX570 for long term usage?
he bought the rig for two usages:
  1. Music Production
  2. PC gaming (Overwatch, CSGO, exclusive PC games not available on consoles)
He doesnt intent to play the latest games with the RX570 even though it can do 30FPS ultra with some of the newer games that's for sure.

I told him to get an AMD GPU if he has a freesync monitor which he did.

The price of the rig is obviously overpriced but the chassis is highly upgradable so like you, he can upgrade to a higher end GPU if he wants to pursue high end PC gaming in the future, hence the 850W.
 
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he bought the rig for two usages:
  1. Music Production
  2. PC gaming (Overwatch, CSGO, exclusive PC games not available on consoles)
He doesnt intent to play the latest games with the RX570 even though it can do 30FPS ultra with some of the newer games that's for sure.

I told him to get an AMD GPU if he has a freesync monitor which he did.

The price of the rig is obviously overpriced but the chassis is highly upgradable so like you, he can upgrade to a higher end GPU if he wants to pursue high end PC gaming in the future, hence the 850W.

Okay, it makes perfect sense. For those games, it's a good card. You said it's for music production also. Does the audio chipset on the motherboard support ASIO drivers? May need a separate audio card that supports ASIO drivers. I know there is ASIO4ALL that might work with the onboard audio chipset. Guess will have to try it out to see.
 
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MiyazakiHatesKojima

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Okay, it makes perfect sense. For those games, it's a good card. You said it's for music production also. Does the audio chipset on the motherboard support ASIO drivers? May need a separate audio card that supports ASIO drivers. I know there is ASIO4ALL that might work with the onboard audio chipset. Guess will have to try it out to see.
I believe it does.....I'll need to check lol.
 

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The R570 was mainly because the monitor supports AMD FreeSync. Thy could've easily gotten the RTX 2060 but freesync wouldn't work in this situation.

The value of freesync > RTX 2060
Nvidia unlocked Gsync support for Freesync monitors but i'd research the monitor model before going that route to see if anyone has tried it w/ Gsync & had any problems.

I've had no issues over the last year with Gsync enabled on a Dell D2719HGF + RTX 2070.
 
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MiyazakiHatesKojima

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Nvidia unlocked Gsync support for Freesync monitors but i'd research the monitor model before going that route to see if anyone has tried it w/ Gsync & had any problems.

I've had no issues over the last year with Gsync enabled on a Dell D2719HGF + RTX 2070.
The main issue was the monitor was bought before buying the PC due to it being on sale.

My friend doesn't mind the rx570 as long as it plays Overwatch.
 

kizito

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Your friend got raped by AlienWare. No matter what he intends to do with that computer, he overpaid largely. No matter if he only wants to play Overwatch, it’s a scam. I paid the same amount one year ago and my rig is better, that was one year ago...