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  1. #981
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    Do you have a MicroCenter near you? Or another similar PC store?

    $1500 can get you a good PC, even with a monitor included.

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    This is my current "price/performance" gaming setup, minus monitor/keyboard/mouse ( most people tend to have em already and just need the case +components ) and assumes you have a win10 key or can get one easily enough.

    https://pcpartpicker.com/list/wXbNwV

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    Can you follow directions from a YouTube video? If so, you can easily build it yourself.

    If you don't have monitors already, that's fine. You may overpay for a GPU right now but overall you can put a system together for grand pretty easily.

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    Or you could easily do like Tyven and just post here as you're doing it.

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    Does anyone on BG own a Ryzen build? That bundle actually shipped and RX 580's are going anywhere from $400-$650 so I'm probably keeping that 1700X. I'd love to hear from someone here about it's performance. I've read so many articles, posts, and watched videos where gaming wise it's not that far behind the 7700K. Only a few titles had the 7700K dominating.

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    I'm on a 1700. Generally pretty happy as I think most who went Ryzen are. Basically you are trading absolute top performance (fps in games and singled-threaded applications) for a much wider ability to multitask and higher minimum fps. Many feel that the cores from Ryzen (and the socket as well) give a longer lifespan to the platform compared to current Intel offerings. Also I've read that many people say gameplay feels smoother but they don't have measurements to back that up.

    Performance per dollar, etc, it's a very solid choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamison View Post
    I'm on a 1700. Generally pretty happy as I think most who went Ryzen are. Basically you are trading absolute top performance (fps in games and singled-threaded applications) for a much wider ability to multitask and higher minimum fps. Many feel that the cores from Ryzen (and the socket as well) give a longer lifespan to the platform compared to current Intel offerings. Also I've read that many people say gameplay feels smoother but they don't have measurements to back that up.

    Performance per dollar, etc, it's a very solid choice.
    That is what I've read many times. Many say the overall gaming experience is better even if it's a few fps lower. To be able to get a new 8c 16t processor for around $150 (from selling the 580), I think it would be wise to keep it.

    I just received my In Win 301 mATX tempered glass case and damn is it beautiful. I didn't look at the PSU measurements and it looks like mine is about 15mm too long. Oh well, new PSU time!

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    1700x here. Love it for everything I do. Haven't had a complaint yet.

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    "feeling smoother" may be the dumbest and worst thing I've ever heard.

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    Why?

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    Because it's a lame justification for having a worse product, it is not better and there is no feel. It performs less, there is nothing to feel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boyiee View Post
    "feeling smoother" may be the dumbest and worst thing I've ever heard.
    "Smoother" can be shown with frame tearing, frame timing, and min/1% fps. Your experience will be far better when your monitor can sync fps to eliminate tearing (free/gsync), your vid card(s) has stable frame timing (xfire/sli used to have an issues with this over the years), and your min/1% fps is closer to the average (similar to timing, sucks if it's jumpy). You might have the highest average, but if those other things aren't in check then a config with a lower average fps but better mins/timings/sync'd would be "smoother."

    This is not to say you can't build to get everything though, you can always get there for a price, but it matters more if you're budgeted and want a better experience.

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    Ok, but this time do it with feeling.

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