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41 minutes ago, SoulMonster said:

Hi guys,

I am in need of a new work computer and thought about adding some gaming possibilities. Would a Xeon W1270-P combined with a GeForce RTX 2080 Ti ROG Strix work as a gaming machine?

Isn’t a Xeon a server CPU? You’re probably better off with an i9 series for gaming depending on what your work involves. 

If you’re looking at a 2080Ti you might be better served waiting for the 30 series later this year. 

More than anything I’d say you really need to make sure you have a PCIE4 compliant motherboard so you can take advantage of the latest gen of M.2 SSD tech. 

I’m currently drunk so if that doesn’t make sense  please feel free to question further. :lol: 

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2 minutes ago, Dazey said:

Isn’t a Xeon a server CPU? You’re probably better off with an i9 series for gaming depending on what your work involves. 

If you’re looking at a 2080Ti you might be better served waiting for the 30 series later this year. 

More than anything I’d say you really need to make sure you have a PCIE4 compliant motherboard so you can take advantage of the latest gen of M.2 SSD tech. 

I’m currently drunk so if that doesn’t make sense  please feel free to question further. :lol: 

No, I got it.

The reason for the Xeon over i9 was that I think the Xeon would be better for some job related applications.

And no, I am not waiting for a better GPU later this year, by then there will be another just round the corner and the wait can become constant :lol:

Thanks for the tip on motherboard, the one I am thinking about will have 1 TB M2. SSD added and 16 GB ECC memory.

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3 minutes ago, SoulMonster said:

No, I got it.

The reason for the Xeon over i9 was that I think the Xeon would be better for some job related applications.

And no, I am not waiting for a better GPU later this year, by then there will be another just round the corner and the wait can become constant :lol:

Thanks for the tip on motherboard, the one I am thinking about will have 1 TB M2. SSD added and 16 GB ECC memory.

Check that the SSD is PCIE4 vs 3. 

Also what games are you looking to play and what kind of display do you have? 

I’ve got an RTX 2070 Super, it will play anything around on Ultra at 1080P 60FPS+ and probably 1440P for half the price of a 2080Ti. 

If you want AAA titles at 4K 60FPS then the 2080Ti is your best bet. 

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3 hours ago, SoulMonster said:

No, I got it.

The reason for the Xeon over i9 was that I think the Xeon would be better for some job related applications.

And no, I am not waiting for a better GPU later this year, by then there will be another just round the corner and the wait can become constant :lol:

Thanks for the tip on motherboard, the one I am thinking about will have 1 TB M2. SSD added and 16 GB ECC memory.

Go with the latest Ryzen CPU.

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5 hours ago, SoulMonster said:

My computer friend also advised me to choose Ryzen, so I am now thinking Ryzen 9 3900X.

Yeah go with that and a 2080ti(make sure you get a good variant, I like MSI) if you're not waiting for the 30 series.

Go with 32gb ram(4x8gb) at 3200mhz+ is the sweet spot.

Go with a nice 1440p screen that's 144hz+

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7 hours ago, Dazey said:

Everyone is gonna have huge loading times and lots of pop-ins with future games without this tech. I'll get an entirely new rig at some point, current mobo only supports pcie 4.0 x8 and I'll want a new cpu and gpu and storage so yeah.

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On 27-8-2020 at 9:00 PM, SoulMonster said:

My computer friend also advised me to choose Ryzen, so I am now thinking Ryzen 9 3900X.

Yeah def go with that CPU as it's bang for buck, 2080TI is still very expensive so sept 1 3000 series will be announced and 2000 prices will drop.  Also, a 2080TI is a bit overdone for "gaming possibilities" as it's still a high end GPU an more for like extreme gaming possibilities.
For regular gaming a 2060 would be more than enough. Unless you want to play on 144hertz and 2-4K resolution in which both cases you would need a monitor that supports it then u would need a 2080TI. But whatever GPU u will choose be sure to stay with nvidia when it comes to GPU. 

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11 hours ago, FRANSAD said:

Yeah def go with that CPU as it's bang for buck, 2080TI is still very expensive so sept 1 3000 series will be announced and 2000 prices will drop.  Also, a 2080TI is a bit overdone for "gaming possibilities" as it's still a high end GPU an more for like extreme gaming possibilities.
For regular gaming a 2060 would be more than enough. Unless you want to play on 144hertz and 2-4K resolution in which both cases you would need a monitor that supports it then u would need a 2080TI. But whatever GPU u will choose be sure to stay with nvidia when it comes to GPU. 

The new RTX Super cards are really great bang for buck. I got a 2070 Super for less than half the price of a 2080Ti. 

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Thanks for all the extremely valuable input. Greatly appreciated :)

I ordered the machine yesterday (while drunk). I can't remember the specs but tried to go with your recommendations as far as posisble without it becoming too expensive, this will be a work computer primarily, just with the possibility for a bit of gaming.

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On 29-8-2020 at 5:42 PM, SoulMonster said:

Thanks for all the extremely valuable input. Greatly appreciated :)

I ordered the machine yesterday (while drunk). I can't remember the specs but tried to go with your recommendations as far as posisble without it becoming too expensive, this will be a work computer primarily, just with the possibility for a bit of gaming.

So i assume you'd be sober by now as I'm wondering what you end up with.

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On 9/7/2020 at 2:12 AM, FRANSAD said:

So i assume you'd be sober by now as I'm wondering what you end up with.

In Norwegian, hope it is understandable:

 

Fractal Design Define C Black

Vifter: 1x 120mm front, 1x 120mm bak, støydempet. mITX, mATX, ATX, 

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ASUS GeForce RTX 2080 Ti ROG Strix

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AMD Ryzen 9 3900X

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Cooler Master Hyper 212 Black Edition

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Kingston DDR4 2666MHz 16GB ECC

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Kingston DDR4 2666MHz 16GB ECC

16GB 2666MHz CL19 UDIMM 2Rx8, 

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Intel 660p 2TB M.2 SSD

M.2 2280, PCIe 3.0 x4, NVMe, 3D2 QLC, up to 1800/1800 MB/s 200TBW, 

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ASUS Pro WS X570-ACE, S-AM4

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Corsair TX750M, 750W PSU

ATX 12V v2-4, 80 PLUS Gold, Semi Modular, 6+2-pin PCIe, 

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