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6800 XT

BT81

Silver Level Poster
Ok. Who ordered one ;-)

Thought a risk from 3080 to see if something arrives Christmas. Made the change at 14:05 yesterday!
Also increased my Hard Drive space. Was always needed and I get a free game. Seems like a good idea.
Also, the 3600 appears out of stock. So increased the to the 3600x. £20 difference I think. Otherwise. Lets see! 4k Planet Zoo. Here we come



NZXT H511 MID-TOWER GAMING CASE (WHITE)
Processor (CPU)AMD Ryzen 5 3600 Six Core CPU (3.6GHz-4.2GHz/36MB CACHE/AM4)
Change to: AMD Ryzen 5 3600X Six Core CPU (3.8GHz-4.4GHz/36MB CACHE/AM4)
MotherboardASUS® TUF X570-PLUS GAMING (USB 3.2 Gen 2, PCIe 4.0, CrossFireX) - ARGB Ready!
Memory (RAM)16GB Corsair VENGEANCE DDR4 3200MHz (2 x 8GB)
Graphics Card10GB NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 3080
Change to: 16GB AMD RADEON™ RX 6800 XT - HDMI, DP - DX® 12 (Delivery before Xmas not guaranteed)
1st Storage DriveNOT REQUIRED
1st M.2 SSD Drive500GB SAMSUNG 970 EVO PLUS M.2, PCIe NVMe (up to 3500MB/R, 3200MB/W)
Change to: 1TB SAMSUNG 970 EVO PLUS M.2, PCIe NVMe (up to 3500MB/R, 3300MB/W)
DVD/BLU-RAY DriveNOT REQUIRED
Power SupplyCORSAIR 750W RMx SERIES™ MODULAR 80 PLUS® GOLD, ULTRA QUIET
Power Cable1 x 1 Metre UK Power Cable (Kettle Lead)
Processor CoolingCorsair H115i RGB PLATINUM Hydro Series High Performance CPU Cooler
Change to: Corsair H115i PRO Cooler w/ PCS Ultra Quiet Fans
 

TonyCarter

Enthusiast
If you really want a cooler (if the one on the CPU isn't enough), then I'd either switch back to the H115i PLATINUM or the H100i PLATINUM - as it seems the PLATINUM fixes some issues that the PRO version had.

I swapped mine out at 13:58 or 13:59 when it simply said 'Pre-Order', but then my order page shows 'Preorder - Not Guaranteed before Xmas' which I hope is a poor joke/cockup.
 

BT81

Silver Level Poster
13:58/59. Between that and 14:05. A thousands of people will have probably ordered. Stupid work conference call :-( !

I spoke to PCS this morning, they said a shipment was due on 24-Nov-20, as they only received about 10 in today! - Before this goes all '3080' - I suppose this time round. My expectation is ready when its ready, not point worrying
 

Nivek

Bronze Level Poster
I amended my order which was in pre-production for 8 days to order the 6800 XT about 13:59.
like tony said it just said "pre-order" at the time I was placing the order.
Fingers crossed PCS get a decent number in in the next 2 weeks!

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BT81

Silver Level Poster
If you really want a cooler (if the one on the CPU isn't enough), then I'd either switch back to the H115i PLATINUM or the H100i PLATINUM - as it seems the PLATINUM fixes some issues that the PRO version had.

I swapped mine out at 13:58 or 13:59 when it simply said 'Pre-Order', but then my order page shows 'Preorder - Not Guaranteed before Xmas' which I hope is a poor joke/cockup.
I only changed as it appeared the platinum ones were out of stock. Ill change it back :)

The power is fine isn't it? 750?
 

TonyCarter

Enthusiast
I only changed as it appeared the platinum ones were out of stock. Ill change it back :)

The power is fine isn't it? 750?
Yes, 750W should be fine - the advisor will normally tell you if you're too far under or over when you click proceed on a config.
 

Nursemorph

Untouchable
I only changed as it appeared the platinum ones were out of stock. Ill change it back :)

The power is fine isn't it? 750?

AMD recommend a 750w PSU as the minimum for the 6800XT...personally, if I was getting one, I'd go for the 850w just to give some extra headroom
 

TonyCarter

Enthusiast
If 750w was fine for an RTX3080, then why is 850w the de facto requirement for a 6800XT that is supposed to use less power?

Maybe that explains the conflict in my PSU recommendations between the configurator and order screen?
 

Martinr36

Grand Master
Tony, Nvidia recommend 750 for the 3080, so the guys are giving a 100wW headroom to help future proof the system if in a couple of years the new cards require more power
 

Nursemorph

Untouchable
If 750w was fine for an RTX3080, then why is 850w the de facto requirement for a 6800XT that is supposed to use less power?

Maybe that explains the conflict in my PSU recommendations between the configurator and order screen?

As above...750w is the recommended minimum for both the 3080 (and 3090) and the 6800XT. For the small price difference, an 850w gives extra headroom as well as giving margin if a future GPU comes along that needs 850w. The configurator will always recommend based on what you need now, not what may be useful in 5-7 years time.

There's nothing wrong with selecting a 750w PSU as it will be fine for both cards...we just think ahead when considering specs that's all
 

TonyCarter

Enthusiast
Maybe the configurator needs a little kick tweak then, as it was suggesting I DOWNGRADE from a 750W ;)

...off to amend order for eleventy-seventeenth time 🤫

ETA: done - although those HX/AX ones look special

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BT81

Silver Level Poster
I'm fine with 750rmx. I only have the 3600x. I personally won't be looking to upgrade anything for a couple of years. As long as it works and I don't fit power limits. Sweet! :)
 

Nursemorph

Untouchable
@TonyCarter You will probably be fine with a 650w.....AMD and NVIDIA both have to consider those with power hungry high-end Intel systems when they make their minimum recommendations. Personally, I would never go below what a manufacturer recommended but then I'm cautious (sometimes).

I would also say some of it may also depend on the AIB of the card in question...for example, with the 3080s, ASUS was recommending a minimum higher than NVIDIA for their 3080s (850w versus 750w)
 

TonyCarter

Enthusiast
@Nursemorph

Not to worry, £10-£20 doesn't matter in the grand scheme of things - saved more than that on the swap to the vapourware 6800XT (y)

...or I could charge the client I'm supposed to be working for another hour's fee.
 

TonyCarter

Enthusiast
BTW, I got an estimated build email from PCS earlier, and I think it's a real one...as I no longer have any RTX3080 in my build?

Estimated build is now Monday 23rd November THIS YEAR!!!
 

Derngek

Silver Level Poster
BTW, I got an estimated build email from PCS earlier, and I think it's a real one...as I no longer have any RTX3080 in my build?

Estimated build is now Monday 23rd November THIS YEAR!!!
When I spoke to sales team they did said that I increased my chances of getting my PC build quicker by switching from asus 3080 to rx 6800x. But obviously it depends if they will get enough units of AMD stuff in stock this month
 

Jingo

Bronze Level Poster
I also switched out to a 6800xt and received emailing saying 30th for build. I suspect that given they've now added the not guaranteed for Christmas message that we may all be waiting a little longer.

To be honest I'll consider switching to the 6900xt if there is no movement by the time that's released.
 

decaro

Enthusiast
The entire 6000 series are going to end up like the 30 series cards, scalped into oblivion with months of wait times, don't get your hopes up
 
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