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    Quote Originally Posted by Zealot View Post
    That works for me, what is your set up?

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    These were prices in August. I did a lot of bargain shopping with coupons and deals, but prices have dropped recently generally (and you can probably get some good deals next month on BF/CM) and you have a lot of headroom. My RAM and HDD were available last week as a Newegg package for less than what I paid for the RAM alone and yesterday my card was on sale for $70 off what I pai

    Ryzen 5 2600, 3.4GHz Hexacore - 147
    Gigabyte Aorus X470 AM4 Mobo - 119
    G.Skill TridentZ 16GB DDR4-3000 - 180
    Samsung EVO 860 500GB - 90
    EVGA GTX 980Ti - 300 (B-stock refurb; 1 yr warranty)
    Thermaltake Suppressor F51 Mid Tower - 60 (after 30 rebate)
    EVGA 750W GOLD Modular PSU - 80
    Dell S2417DG 24" Monitor 1440p/165Hz/1ms/TN - 330

    Still have lots of room in this budget for a liquid system plus a streaming card.

    Suggested upgrades: Ryzen 7 2700X Octacore 3.7GHz, EVGA GTX 1080Ti (could be new, but B-stock refurb will get you a good discount). This will let you either do 4k or push max settings at 1440p while maintaining 140+ FPS on even modern games. You might want a 27" monitor instead as well, I prefer 24" personally.

    If you're a betting man, you can get some really good deals on AMD GPUs and FreeSync monitors are a lot cheaper than G-Sync monitors. They aren't as powerful as a 1080Ti or the new 2000 line, but the price to performance is really good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zealot View Post
    In the market for a new PC, but don't know much about what to do. Budget is about $2200. I'd like to be able to run newer games comfortably and also know what my hardware and software options are if I wanted to some more quality video recording/streaming.

    I've also been running big air for about a decade now and I'd like to try water cooling this time.
    Chips have gotten smaller and cooler, there isn't a lot of point going water these days without a full custom loop for a 2080ti OC build or similar unless you just want visible reservoirs with coloured dye and lighting for the a e s t h e t i c .

    Here's a build for that money though.

    https://pcpartpicker.com/list/mLTWP3

    You can add a 4tb hdd for storage or whatever.

    Software options for video editing: Da Vinci Resolve - it's free and amazing.
    Streaming: OBS - also free and the best option.

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    At that price point you can pretty much do what you want. I agree about water as well. I still use an AIO just to keep it clean but the Cryorig air coolers I've used I've been impressed. And of course Noctua and Be Quiet! are winners.

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    I just looked at B-stock and was surprised by the prices. Even EVGA itself is offering the B Stock at a good price. I sold my 1070 FTW for $400 and they have it for $300. Have prices on GPUs dropped that much, or is it normally that much better?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tokitoki View Post
    I just looked at B-stock and was surprised by the prices. Even EVGA itself is offering the B Stock at a good price. I sold my 1070 FTW for $400 and they have it for $300. Have prices on GPUs dropped that much, or is it normally that much better?
    I don't recall the lowest a 1070 has been but a few got lucky with $150 980 TI's, $80 980's, and a few $300 1080's. Usually the B-Stock Wednesday sale starts around 3 a.m. EST. People also speculate bots are set up to purchase once sales go live but that's over my head.

    Over on /r/hardwareswap known good sellers have sold 1080 TI's for $475-$520. Granted the majority have been mined on, but EVGA's warranty is based on the sale date of the card, not purchaser so I'd have zero issue purchasing if there was 1+ year left on the warranty.

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    This doesn't warrant it's own thread so I'll post it here. I recently installed this LG WH14NS40 Blu-ray burner/ripper. Did not come with software. Any suggestions on some decent free software? I also need to study up on ripping PS3 games too. If anyone knows what to do with that and wants to post that would be great too.

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    I'm using http://www.imgburn.com/. It works, but kinda no-frills.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bardicrune View Post
    I'm using http://www.imgburn.com/. It works, but kinda no-frills.
    I don't mind no frills as long as the program works. I'm excited to try out the PS3 emulator with Demon's Souls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kalmado View Post
    I don't mind no frills as long as the program works. I'm excited to try out the PS3 emulator with Demon's Souls.
    Just download a rip. Save yourself a bunch of effort.

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    Alternatively, just play Demon Souls on PC. Probably gonna be a much better experience than emulating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zetanio View Post
    Just download a rip. Save yourself a bunch of effort.
    I already have the game. From what I've read regarding PS3 emulator the best quality is if you can rip the game from disc. I don't mind since I already own the game and many others I want to rip. I need the software anyways for other things.

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    Why bother emulating...? You've already played the game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zetanio View Post
    Why bother emulating...? You've already played the game.
    Ah I have not good sir! I also have a number of other PS3 exclusives I have not played. Also, golf.

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    Yes, you also already own the game. I'm confused as to why the fuck you're emulating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zetanio View Post
    Yes, you also already own the game. I'm confused as to why the fuck you're emulating.
    Higher resolution and frame rate.

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    From what I read about the PS3 emulator experience when I was playing DS1, it's not a very smooth experience at all. good luck with it though.

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    I had read there were improvements. We'll see how it goes. It's just something to fiddle with.

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