Gaming Rigs - whats under your bonnet?

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Re: Gaming Rigs - whats under your bonnet?

Post by Up the Junction » Thu Jul 08, 2021 12:49 am

Where from, Das? Looking to pick one up for the boy's birthday.

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Post by DasNutNock2 » Thu Jul 08, 2021 12:20 pm

Dell website. Use code VCLOUD8 to get a discount, and order it without windows (you can buy a windows key for £6 off cdkeys.co.uk) and it should show as £551


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Post by DasNutNock2 » Thu Jul 08, 2021 12:24 pm

Bear in mind the gfx chip only has 4GB, which means it’s only good for medium settings at best, although DLSS will improve frame rates at the expense of a little fidelity.

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Re: Gaming Rigs - whats under your bonnet?

Post by Bavarian_Hammer » Fri Jul 09, 2021 2:11 pm

My current rig is mainly used for rendering but it's also used for the occasional game:

4 x RTX 2080 Ti 11GB
core i9 10900X
128 GB DDR4

Put together in a big tower with water cooling, usually lighting it up in claret and blue :hammb:

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Post by Up the Junction » Fri Jul 09, 2021 9:07 pm

Thx. :thup:

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Re: Gaming Rigs - whats under your bonnet?

Post by DasNutNock2 » Fri Jul 09, 2021 9:38 pm

Bavarian_Hammer wrote:
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My current rig is mainly used for rendering but it's also used for the occasional game
What the hell are you rendering on that? The exact position of every atom in the universe?

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Post by RockyMtnHammer » Sat Jul 10, 2021 2:04 am

Render monsters need massive processing power. Back when I moonlit as an editor I had a pretty serious rig like that.

Currently don't have anything that serious, because all I use it for is gaming and some light UI work.

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Re: Gaming Rigs - whats under your bonnet?

Post by Bavarian_Hammer » Sat Jul 10, 2021 11:26 am

DasNutNock2 wrote:
Fri Jul 09, 2021 9:38 pm
What the hell are you rendering on that? The exact position of every atom in the universe?
All sorts of images and videos, mostly of furniture wihch are used for web shops (for example):
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Depending on the material and details a picture takes between 1-4 Minutes in 4k so if you have to render a sofa with +600 pictures it takes a bit of time. Same goes for an animation with 30 fps in 4k. The render engine I use (Octane) is a GPU render so the more GPUs you have, the better & quicker. Luckily I bought the parts before the 3000 Series of Nvidia were released and prices went completely nuts.

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Post by DasNutNock2 » Sat Jul 24, 2021 4:32 pm

Haven’t had much time with it yet, but on first glance it seems to perform admirably. 130fps on Doom Eternal at high settings 1080p. Manages 35fps on 4k, which it’s not really specced for, but impressive nonetheless. On par with my series S, possibly a little faster. Bought a 500Gb SSD as the 256Gb NVME2 is a bit small for big game downloads.

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Post by Up the Junction » Sun Jul 25, 2021 10:41 am

FWIW we picked up a Razer Blade 15 Base for Mstr UtJ in the end as Amazon were doing a deal at the time (£400 off RRP). Also felt 256GB drive was a little too small and this came with 512GB, 16GB RAM and a 3060 card, which should be future proof for a good five years or so (by which time he can get a job and buy his own toys).

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Post by DasNutNock2 » Mon Jul 26, 2021 10:06 am

A serious bit of kit, that Blade 15 👍

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Post by Up the Junction » Tue Jul 27, 2021 7:11 pm

DasNutNock2 wrote:
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A serious bit of kit, that Blade 15 👍
Well it's got better specs than my office (main) PC, I know that much!

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Post by bristolhammerfc » Sun Aug 22, 2021 4:29 pm

My new laptop

Intel Core i5-10300H CPU 2.50GHz
Memory 8GB
Hard drive 238GB HYNIX SSD
Intel (r) UHD Graphics
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650
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Re: Gaming Rigs - whats under your bonnet?

Post by DasNutNock2 » Sun Aug 22, 2021 6:51 pm

bristolhammerfc wrote:
Sun Aug 22, 2021 4:29 pm
My new laptop

Intel Core i5-10300H CPU 2.50GHz
Memory 8GB
Hard drive 238GB HYNIX SSD
Intel (r) UHD Graphics
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650
E2600 GIgabit Ethernet Controller
What you pay, if you don’t mind me asking?

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Re: Gaming Rigs - whats under your bonnet?

Post by bristolhammerfc » Sun Aug 22, 2021 8:09 pm

£699 Currys

It's an Acer Nitro 5 with 17 inch screen

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Re: Gaming Rigs - whats under your bonnet?

Post by DasNutNock2 » Mon Aug 23, 2021 9:47 am

Nice! Well-reviewed kit, that Acer. Might want to think about adding another 8GB ram to it, about as easy an upgrade as it gets on a laptop, but only if you think you’re running short 👍

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Re: Gaming Rigs - whats under your bonnet?

Post by bristolhammerfc » Mon Aug 23, 2021 10:14 am

It's a great bit of kit. It can get a bit noisy when gaming due to the big fans underneath.

Sound from internal speaker is OK, but amazing through headphones.

Picture quality is brilliant

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Re: Gaming Rigs - whats under your bonnet?

Post by DasNutNock2 » Mon Aug 23, 2021 1:00 pm

Yeah the fans on mine are pretty lairy when I load up a recent game. I bought a laptop cooling pad for mine - a fairly simple perforated aluminium frame with fans set in it to keep the laptop elevated and improve airflow. Might be worth looking at one to aid cooling and potentially improve lifespan.

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Re: Gaming Rigs - whats under your bonnet?

Post by DasNutNock2 » Tue Aug 24, 2021 1:05 pm

Picked up a new monitor, too. 27” 1080p 144hz gsync HDR10. Not the last word in sophistication but a damn sight better than the crappy 22” one work sent me.

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