Ok. Noted. Thank you.
So are you saying that if I buy a mobo that has no VGA/DVI/HDMI ports in the back while the CPU comes with video support - I am basically leaving money on the table? The reason I am skeptical about the on-board video is because I've had such boards years ago and I would always see less RAM as it takes some Mbs (set in BIOS 16, 32, 64, etc) away from for the purpose of video memory and it was driving me nuts. Yes, I am OCD about that. If that's changed these days then I wouldn't have a problem with onboard video then.
That's a good point, I totally forgot about the NVMe ones! Thanks!
I'm already on Samsung 850 EVO (250gb) that I have for about 2 years now with no complaints whatsoever. Usually, whenever I am done working on a project, I move files to my HDD storage. I've been doing that for years but can probably consider a bigger SSD for that purpose!!
I appreciate the specs; however, I see that both mobos come with built-in GPU. I'd like to find a board that doesn't have it mainly because I will have external GPU and I don't want to share resources with the built-in chip given that I won't be using it.
I'm glad that you posted configs for both CPU worlds! I've always been building AMD based PCs in my past; however, looking at i7 8700k vs Ryzen 7 2700x (https://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Intel-Core-i7-8700K-vs-AMD-Ryzen-7-2700X/3937vs3958), the i7 beats Ryzen 7, not by a whole lot but still although I don't know if I can justify spending $100 more on Intel given that the difference isn't that significant; I'd probably hardly notice the difference between the two.
Are there any mobos that you'd recommend without built-in GPU?
Thanks for suggested configuration! I will look into it.
Thank you for your answer! If I can keep my PSU, I am willing to spend right about $1000 on CPU, GPU, RAM and Mobo. Based on your input, it seems like getting a GPU I mentioned above is a good starting point, which I might just go ahead and get but wouldn't mind doing the whole thing while I am at it.
Yeah, that's the easiest way :)
I don't have a certain budget in mind right now but I am thinking about reusing the case and the power supply to minimize the cost. I never run for the latest and greatest I just need something that will help with my productivity and occasional gaming whenever I need to relax LOL
Had I not installed Metro Exodus, I wouldn't even bother with my questions here haha
Here's my main dilemma - if I go and buy a GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Windforce OC 6G - would it really "work" with what I have? I really like this card and I wonder how it would perform with video rendering in my current system.
The interesting fact is that I am able to run the previous versions of Metro just fine, even on high settings but not the newest one.
I forgot to edit that I do in fact already have 16gb on board; however, I am not able to run it all at 1866 Mhz or higher... When I was building the system in 2012, I originally purchased 8gb (2 sticks) and it was alright until about 2 years ago I stumbled upon a listing on eBay of the same exact RAM for only 40 bucks. With all the excitement, I picked it up and while the RAM itself works at 1866, it just won't work at 1866 along with the RAM I already had. Even though the clocks are the same, people say that the reason this is happening is because of different batches...
The post is below but I not really counting on anything at this point... 1600 Mhz it is I guess...
just can't make up my mind on what I want as I really want the dual setup - but i will loose the SLI if I decide to play a game; will prolly go w/1 24"...
I'd say that if he has so much money to spend - let him do that. Good job on the build bro!
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Go to BIOS and check C1/C3 state support. It should be under power management or something like that. C1 will let your computer go to sleep but all the components will be running anyway. C3 will let the computer shut off completely to save power. I have mine on C3 and if I am away for 30 minutes I doubt I'd be coming back anytime soon so I prefer my machine to be off. It still uses some power though being in C3 state. Just google and you can find much more about it as I never owned ASRock boards before.
you'd be surprised... i see kids out there with 3 27s and at the end their work still looks crappy... You need something done bro? LMK lol
I don't think these prices are accurate here - I think this is how much I paid when I built it all last year including the case, motherboard and CPU which is not included in the totals here..