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  1. sck451

    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST 3D Rendering Rig

    The big thing that shouts to me on this build is the RAM setup. Threadripper Pros have an octa-channel memory setup. Using just two sticks of RAM will reduce your memory bandwidth by three quarters. You should go for at least four sticks of memory and preferably eight to make the most of the...
  2. sck451

    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Need advice on first PC build.

    I'd look at a 1440p IPS gaming monitor. The outstanding value option is the AOC Q27G4X, which is £220. It would then match a build like this, which would bring the overall cost to precisely £2k, very close to your build above. Case FRACTAL FOCUS 2 ARGB GAMING CASE (BLACK) Much better case...
  3. sck451

    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST 6 display setup for Church projection

    I would really think NDI is the correct way to do this and an upgraded network, if necessary, would be a sensible way to spend money. Doing this with HDMI would be pretty horrific, not least as I'm would fully expect you'll be coming up against the limits of HDMI cable length (50ft) unless...
  4. sck451

    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST will I have thermal/compatibility issues, and will this be noisy?

    The Pop cases are pretty good. I have a Pop Silent Mini (it's an office PC) and it's very well built. That said, the nature of any "silent" case is that it limits airflow and cooling. I would suggest that if silence is a priority, it's a pretty good choice, but I would actually prefer something...
  5. sck451

    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST will I have thermal/compatibility issues, and will this be noisy?

    I would go for the 7700 CPU: it's more efficient and cheaper. I would also get a better motherboard: the Prime B650 is pretty cheap and not that amazing. For your big multicore workloads it might prove a limiting factor. I'd get the Tuf board instead. I'd also recommend a much better SSD setup...
  6. sck451

    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Gaming PC Help

    I'd make some very small adjustments here to improve it: better graphics and CPU cooling. Case FRACTAL FOCUS 2 ARGB GAMING CASE (BLACK) Processor (CPU) AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D Eight Core CPU (4.2GHz-5.0GHz/104MB w/3D V-CACHE/AM5) Motherboard ASUS® TUF GAMING B650-PLUS WIFI (AM5, DDR5, PCIe 4.0...
  7. sck451

    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST New computer specs. Have I got it right? Advice please.

    To put it mildly, I'll be astonished if a 14400F with a stock cooler and DDR4 memory outperformed a 8700G. Your system there is really not a strong one, though if your budget is now £1170, you can get a lot more for it than if you limit yourself to £1000.
  8. sck451

    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Help with my build

    The 7700 is a better bet than the 7700X. It's just as good and cheaper. Then you can spend the savings on going back to a 2 TB SSD. Case FRACTAL FOCUS 2 ARGB GAMING CASE (BLACK) Processor (CPU) AMD Ryzen 7 7700 Eight Core CPU (3.8GHz-5.3GHz/40MB CACHE/AM5) Motherboard ASUS® TUF GAMING B650-PLUS...
  9. sck451

    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Help with my build

    You can easily get a really good 1440p 144Hz (or more) IPS monitor for between £230 and £350. Then I'd pair it with a PC like this: Case FRACTAL FOCUS 2 ARGB GAMING CASE (BLACK) Great but fairly inexpensive case Processor (CPU) AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D Eight Core CPU (4.2GHz-5.0GHz/104MB w/3D...
  10. sck451

    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Help with my build

    What do you plan to spend on the monitor? I would strongly suggest thinking of 1440p with this kind of budget.
  11. sck451

    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST New computer specs. Have I got it right? Advice please.

    The other option is to go for an iGPU build. It will not have the GPU heft of even the 3050 (though it's closer than you might think), but it will do a job and be a platform you can easily upgrade. This is the "solid foundations, easy to upgrade" PC. Case CORSAIR 4000D AIRFLOW TEMPERED GLASS...
  12. sck451

    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Temp and fan query

    I'm really confused by your thread. A GPU should be running at 100%; if it's 75% that means you're not using its full potential.
  13. sck451

    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Do I need a graphics card/soundcard these days for audio/filmphile?

    There won't actually be much sound to damp. Sound (mostly) comes from fans, which deal with heat, which this system has very little of. I think you need to get your needs sorted before you start thinking about specs. Because the Terra is a mobility scooter and the Define 7 is a massive...
  14. sck451

    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Do I need a graphics card/soundcard these days for audio/filmphile?

    Well the system I suggested has an mATX motherboard so it would fit in an mATX case. However the Terra is an ITX case, so it certainly would not fit. Also, it doesn't fit (as far as I know) any hard drives at all. The Define 7 is a massive case. Are you sure it's what you want? How many hard...
  15. sck451

    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Do I need a graphics card/soundcard these days for audio/filmphile?

    I'd be looking at a system like this one. AMD is a better option than Intel for this kind of build. Case FRACTAL DEFINE 7 BLACK QUIET MID-TOWER CASE Processor (CPU) AMD Ryzen 7 5700G Eight Core CPU with Radeon™ Graphics (3.8GHz-4.6GHz/20MB CACHE/AM4) Very strong CPU - eight cores rather than...
  16. sck451

    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Advice on spec

    Sounds like 64GB is the best bet, then. I'd go for the fastest RAM you can get; if we're sticking with an Asus board, that'll be 2x32GB of 5600MHz memory. Here's where I'd be inclined to go: Case CORSAIR 5000D AIRFLOW TEMPERED GLASS GAMING CASE Case with much better airflow and therefore...
  17. sck451

    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Advice on spec

    Hi Andy. Sorry no one replied. I'd guess it's because you have a slightly tricky set of needs. First, those displays are not gaming displays: they're 60Hz 4K ones, great for creative purposes but not ideal at all for gaming. I'd suggest using something 1440p 144Hz or better for gaming, and then...
  18. sck451

    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Can you check this gaming PC spec please?

    My suggestion would be to go for the extra cooling of, say, the H100i if you can afford it, just so long as it doesn't require you to compromise elsewhere on places that have a bigger impact on performance than squeezing the last little bit out of a CPU. I would stick to the 7800X3D if you're...
  19. sck451

    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Can you check this gaming PC spec please?

    That was an all core workload, not gaming. They're very different beasts. As above, though, I don't think there's any virtue in debating it further!
  20. sck451

    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Can you check this gaming PC spec please?

    PBO is overclocking. I would certainly agree the AK400 is not enough for overclocking, but that's true of the 7700 as well. Running at the standard configuration the 7800X3D is very efficient and a good single tower is sufficient. If you're asking more of it, I fully agree it would need more...
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