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Argarth

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Great video. He's got some balls and thank goodness for that. Hardware Unboxed is another channel I look to for trustworthy reviews. Steve really stuck his neck out with this one though, kudos.
 
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jooka

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He's putting a lot on the line to post that. Just showing those messages/emails could land him into some trouble.
 

Xexx

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Basement is an absolute mess but fuck selling my 2080Ti, it’s new home is the test bench. Went to microcenter today, god bless that place. They had the 3100 for 129??? So got the 3600 and the MSI B550 Tomahawk.
 

jooka

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Managed to find all of the pieces for my Hackintosh build in stock. Should be a very stable thunderbolt 3 studio machine. Now for the wait on shipping.

CPU: Intel Core i7-10700 2.9 GHz 8-Core Processor ($309.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: be quiet! Shadow Rock 3 CPU Cooler ($54.99 @ B&H)
Motherboard: Gigabyte Z490 VISION D ATX LGA1200 Motherboard ($299.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory ($112.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital SN750 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($139.99 @ Western Digital)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon RX 580 8 GB GAMING 8G Video Card ($169.99 @ B&H)
Case: be quiet! Pure Base 500DX ATX Mid Tower Case ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: EVGA G5 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($145.98 @ Newegg)
Wireless Network Adapter: fenvi FV-T919 PCIe x1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1403.90
 

Alexzander

Golden Knight of the Realm
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Do any of you have experience with recent i3 processors? I'd like to do a home office PC (Office suite, youtube, and maybe light gaming). Would an i3 10300 with integrated video and 16 gigs of ram give a snappy experience? I feel like going up to an i5 is probably overkill for what they would want to do with it, but I don't want to build a dog of a system for them.
 

Alexzander

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It's not so much that I want integrated video, but it would be nice to cut costs. Like I said, it is mostly going to run MS Office, Zoom meetings, and Youtube.

I am planning on picking up a 3070 for my PC when they hit market later this year. Would the i3-10300 make more sense with a hand me down 970gtx?
 

slippery

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It's not so much that I want integrated video, but it would be nice to cut costs. Like I said, it is mostly going to run MS Office, Zoom meetings, and Youtube.

I am planning on picking up a 3070 for my PC when they hit market later this year. Would the i3-10300 make more sense with a hand me down 970gtx?
You really should go with a Ryzen for your desires, but regardless the 970 will be better than integrated graphics.
 

Xexx

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It's not so much that I want integrated video, but it would be nice to cut costs. Like I said, it is mostly going to run MS Office, Zoom meetings, and Youtube.

I am planning on picking up a 3070 for my PC when they hit market later this year. Would the i3-10300 make more sense with a hand me down 970gtx?
With Slip - on the low end im not sure what intel has that competes productivity-wise with AMD - I mean for gaming high end and money not an option - intel will win (for a couple months) - However for non gaming related task its kind of a no brainer except in some single thread only task.

I am not sure if black friday will be cancelled due to covid but sure as shit will not stop cyber monday and crazy deals - the 2700x was 170 last year and i suspect it may be even lower this time around with ryzen 4000 release.

also this


if you got a microcenter nearby, this is better than the 10300 - and with your 970 its a win win. If not like i mentioned, wait till black friday if no rush.
 
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