- May 21, 2004
Steve goes on a rant about AMD pricing (about 10min in).
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Anyone got any idea where in SA one can source a high refresh 4k monitor? Can't find anything but 60hz 4k's listed on any of the usual places.
I remember Hardware Unboxes stating in their best gaming monitors of 2020 video that manufacturers are still sorting out some issues with their high refresh 4K monitors, and that 2021 will probably have better options in that regard.
And to be honest, even the 3080 can't max out a 165hz 1440p monitor, so I think waiting is definitely a good idea.
If you give a budget some of the more knowledgeable guys here can give you some options.Last built a rig almost 10 years back.
Totally out of touch.
Poor kids, all they know is console gaming.
Almost went with a next gen console but for the price I figured a PC will make more sense.
Looking to start out with a rig which can generally do 1080/60 on good quality for most games.
Kids mostly play sports and car games.
I average around a game a year or so, story driven games like red dead, tlou etc.
Would appreciate any advice.
I was looking at the same parts just now. Unfortunately prices are very expensive now. I also bought a Ryzen 1600AF earlier this year and it is performing great. Bought a secondhand RX570 off carb, so that is still holding the CPU back. If your budget is tight, look for a secondhard GPU on carb to start off with, can upgrade that later if required.
There is that yeah, unfortunately the prices did shoot up during lockdown, they've dropped a bit again compared to what they were in June/July. But second hand GFX cards have gone up, I managed to sell my RX580 for more than I bought it for one year earlier.I was looking at the same parts just now. Unfortunately prices are very expensive now. I also bought a Ryzen 1600AF earlier this year and it is performing great. Bought a secondhand RX570 off carb, so that is still holding the CPU back. If your budget is tight, look for a secondhard GPU on carb to start off with, can upgrade that later if required.
This was from Wootware, if the bios is flashable back to normal mining cards can be looked at. But the market is like it was in 2018/2019.Thanks
Will work off this as a base and see if I can pick up an item or two second hand.
Second GPUs which were used for mining, should these be avoided?
Sorry, which store are you getting this pricing from?
Firstly, never use Evetech, ever. You will hate yourself and likely end up divorced with your kids on drugs and your sperm sterile.I'm in a bit of a strange situation. We're moving to Europe (Spain) next year March and I've been looking for a while to build myself an entry level (but upgrade-able) gaming desktop for a while now. My friends finally got into playing some competitive CS:GO and also just got into SQUAD, So I'm wanting to join them. (Playing off my mid 2014 macbook pro hasn't been a lot of fun).
The last time I had a gaming PC was about 10 years ago so I am very out of touch (wtf is Ryzen ). I do own a screen, mouse and keyboard already. So I'd just need a box. Last night I put together something that I seem to think is mid-range, but coming in at over R13k already seems a bit excessive and that's without HDD's, PSU and a case.
Is this over-kill for soemthing like CS and Squad? Should I wait till the move and purchase from Yurop. Should I be looking at Intel instead? Apologies for lot's of questions but I feel like a boy in a sweet shop who can't read.
Part Price Site GFX Card 3499 https://www.evetech.co.za/msi-gtx-1650-super-aero-itx-4gb-oc-gddr6/best-deal/7604.aspx CPU 4199 https://www.wootware.co.za/amd-100-...6ghz-4-2ghz-boost-socket-am4-desktop-cpu.html Motherboard 4000 https://www.evetech.co.za/asus-tuf-gaming-b550m-plus-wi-fi-ryzen-motherboard/best-deal/8469.aspx RAM 1800 https://www.titan-ice.co.za/hardwar...njPTCpv2Kr6m95gQHHrJdfT3OMc_5OAAaAiQsEALw_wcB OS SSD HDD PSU CASE 13498
Unfortunately I ordered a screen from them yesterday. Sorry kids, enjoy the meth.Firstly, never use Evetech, ever. You will hate yourself and likely end up divorced with your kids on drugs and your sperm sterile.
Secondly, CS:GO can run on a box of Corn Flakes. Give me 5 and I'll put something together.
You, Sir, are great. Thanks!