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@Thrax I went with your suggestion. ASRock B350 gaming K4 with some G.Skill Ripjaws V DDR4 3200 CL 14 paired up with a Ryzen 1600X, and a shiny new RX 580. A few parts in hand, some on the way, should have a build together by this time next week.
I was so bent on doing a shrink because my Corsair 600t case was absolutely massive, it was about 620 mm deep, just huge. I boxed myself into thinking mAtx was going to be a must, but I took a good look at the Corsair 400C and I'm pretty excited about how compact it's going to be despite being full ATX. I'm going full out, cable mod kit, led strips, captain ex water cooler, it's going to be my black and red showcase build, I know it's going to be one of the best I have ever done.
I am 100% with you. That front to back experience is important. It is an art that is less appreciated today, and thus, less effort is going into crafting great albums from front to back.
And since this thread suggested a top eleven, as hard as it is to narrow...
AMD is giving away a PC powerful enough to launch the space shuttle. I need it. Would you kindly vote for my D.Va domination clip from their "Last Clip Standing" competition? I promise to use my powers for the good of humanity, plus.... my kid's softball habit is really expensive and the less I spend on PC parts the happier my wife is, and you know what they say, "happy wife, happy life".... Help me Icrontic, you are my only hope.
Efficiency of the platform. They can offer a sixteen thread chip inside a 65 watt envelope. Intel is nowhere near that right now.
I think if you are just straight gaming, the future parts are going to be a better deal. I think the Ryzen 5 six core twelve thread chips are going to be in a stellar space price to performance wise for gamers, even gamers that want to live stream. The current sixteen thread chips are for very specialized workloads that most of us will not do, but for someone that needs it, to get all that kick at under 100 watts TDP is a dream. Cooler, less fan noise, more efficient, will run longer without any noticeable drop in performance. Ryzen is a massive leap in efficiency.
I have been looking to try Song of the Deep. If you have never played Day of the Tentacle that one is a classic. Amazing to see the number of developers and writers that threw in for this very worthy cause.
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