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    Default Help Choosing New PC - Been Out of the Loop

    Hey guys,

    been out of the loop with PC hardware for a long time. Just looking at purchasing a PC. I have a few options I am looking at:

    https://www.pccasegear.com/products/...-gaming-system (Ryzen 7 1600 with a Vega 64). Can also get the same price with a 1070.

    This has a 1080 and is $200 more: https://www.pccasegear.com/products/...-gaming-system. Same with this: http://www.msy.com.au/mspec-gaming-p...l-edition.html

    I believe the Vega64 should perform somewhere approaching a 1080, making that option better than the same priced PCs with 1070s in them. Is this correct?

    Also considering these if I want to spend a little less:
    https://www.pccasegear.com/products/...-gaming-system (Ryzen 5 with a 1070)
    https://www.pccasegear.com/products/...-gaming-system (i5 with a 1070)

    http://www.msy.com.au/mspec-gaming-p...d-edition.html (Ryzen 5 with a 1070)
    http://www.msy.com.au/mspec-gaming-p...l-edition.html (i5 with a 1070).

    Any guidance would be much appreciated as I have been out of the loop for some time. I know there are a lot of options here. I suppose I don't want to go too far above $2000 but I could if it was worthwhile.

    Cheers

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    Short story for CPUs is that Intel is still king for pure gaming, but AMD is better value if your profession/hobbies involve multi-threaded work.

    With graphics cards, AMD is generally cheaper overall if you're also looking at an adaptive sync monitor to match up, but focusing on pure performance, there's not much difference between the Vega64 and 1080 (the nvidia cards tend to be much cooler though). Dropping down a tier, the Vega56 is a better buy compared to the 1070 (until the 1070Ti arrives, perhaps). The king is still the 1080Ti (if you ignore crazy expensive Titans).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coconut Monkey View Post
    Short story for CPUs is that Intel is still king for pure gaming, but AMD is better value if your profession/hobbies involve multi-threaded work.

    With graphics cards, AMD is generally cheaper overall if you're also looking at an adaptive sync monitor to match up, but focusing on pure performance, there's not much difference between the Vega64 and 1080 (the nvidia cards tend to be much cooler though). Dropping down a tier, the Vega56 is a better buy compared to the 1070 (until the 1070Ti arrives, perhaps). The king is still the 1080Ti (if you ignore crazy expensive Titans).
    The Ryzen's are still good for gaming right? Just not as good?

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    Yep.
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    Regards the above computers are there any you would recommend over others? Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Knights Templar View Post
    Regards the above computers are there any you would recommend over others? Thanks.
    Depends on what games you'll be playing and what resolution you'll be playing at. For 1080p, many recommend just a 1060, but I'd get a good deal on a 1070 or Vega56 just in case. For 1440p, you could get away with a 1070/Vega56, but it's best to go with a 1080/Vega64 or higher. And if you have an adaptive sync monitor, it's best to match with the right GPU.

    CPU wise, I'd be leaning towards a hex core these days, which means at least Ryzen 5 or i5 Coffee Lake.
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    The Ryzen 5 1600 performance is basically the same as any intel chip for gaming, you'll most likely be looking at the graphics card to notice real/important differences in games

    I'd go with something like the Mwave source PC myself (Just a tad cheaper)
    https://www.mwave.com.au/product/mwa...ing-pc-ac04725

    and the i7-7700 would be one of the absolute best CPUs for gaming, with some seriously powerful multi-threaded capabilities (Though not as many cores as Ryzen)
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