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Gave my trusty Intel "Glory Days" HEDT system some extra legs until Zen 3.

Swapped out ancient GTX 680s for a 2070S, added Bootable NVME for fresh Windows install, replaced dying H100i to enable further 10% overclock and overclocked RAM from 1866 CL8 to 2133 CL9.

Picked up XB271HU monitor to let the new GPU flex a bit more.

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  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

simple but effective very nice i like

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Looks like a substantial upgrade that should give a head start on your next system too. Have you noticed or suspected any bottlenecking of the 2070 SUPER with this CPU?

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Very little tbh. It was a lot more noticeable at 1080p120 but @ 1440p165 the 2070 SUPER is still nearly always the bottleneck. Either that, or the framerate is so high it doesn't matter xD. Here's the SOTR benchmarks @ 1440p on Highest settings with RTX Off then On: https://imgur.com/gallery/GcGAnBZ

Setup is still good for 120-165 fps in Apex Legends and those are the only games I really play right now. Control runs like dog with ray tracing on but that's true even for the 2080 Ti....

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

That's interesting to know, but I wasn't able to load the imgur.

So far I've only tried Quake II RTX & that's enough to bog down any GPU at 1080p. I understand the few AAA titles with RTX options are using it sparingly to keep things smooth.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

SOTR All settings @ Highest. RTX Off: GPU Bound 80%, Average FPS 79 RTX On (High): GPU Bound 99% Average FPS 53.

I tend to play with RTX on High until there's a large fight then I'll turn it off temporarily for the extra responsiveness, but with a GSYNC display it's still damn smooth at 53fps tbh!

Control with 1440p native and RTX on Medium: 47 fps while running round the power plant (That'll drop to ~28 in a fight). 1080p DLSS that jumps to 71 fps in power plant and I can hardly tell the difference in quality! Tiny differences when standing still but that never happens anyway.

High RTX is..... not great... That's 48 fps @ 1440p(1080p DLSS) and @ 1440p Native I get just 31.... For control I'd say run Medium RTX with 1080p DLSS and it's a fantastic balance between image quality and performance. Everything else maxed except AA

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Next upgrade should be the cpu.

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

yea same here too but it is a 6 core cpu @4.6ghz

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

True true.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Nonetheless. Next thing should be the cpu, because a ryzen 1600 can provide the same digital power with way less currentdraw. I had the i7-3960X which is somewhat the same cpu with a higher stock boost. Had it running @4,6Ghz aswell.... 4,7Ghz was getting reallyyyy toasty xD

Lovely that you still use this cpu until zen3 - you really expanded its useabilty by oc‘ing it :D

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Believe it or not I got a pretty bad sample as well. Well and truly lost the silicon lottery as far as OC voltages go... Running 4.6Ghz @ 1.47v :( I had it at 4.7 for about 5 weeks on the same voltage and it appeared stable then last week it just decided enough was enough and bluescreened 3 times in one day :| I'm not too concerned with longevity any more so if it packs in and I'm forced to upgrade early I'll jump to a 3900X

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Oof. I think I had it running with 1.4v I turned it down to 4.5 because it didn‘t gave me less computing power but lower temps. Actually this cpu traumatized me of needing to cool my gear to the max now. It was such a heater. XD For real. Everything above 60-65°C and i started to feel a bit concerned insert facepalm here

It will give you enough time to be ready for a 3900X. A friend of mine run a i7-2800k with a broken cooler. He didnt noticed an when I checked he was gaming with 90-95°C(afterburner numbers) on the cpu instant. I do not l know for how long this was the case. We retired it this year.

There are some oc settings in my build somewhere in the comment section from another dude who run the same cpu.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Completely agree. I'm trying to hold out for the Ryzen 9 4900X next year, or a 10nm Intel 12-Core (11900K?), and would like to be able to jump to AMD's next socket so I'm not stuck without an upgrade path (AM4 is dying next gen I think), but given what a monster CPU this was back in 2011, and I'd need to change mobo and RAM as well (Quad channel DDR3 is just as fast as Dual channel DDR4 if not faster!), I've left it til last :)

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

True but next year amd is still going to use the am4 socket.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I'd read that. I was really hoping I'd be able to skip AM4 / DDR4 altogether and jump to AM5/DDR5. There's a chance I'll be able to make this last until then given its current performance...

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Ya true