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I'm thinking of RTX 3060Ti as well. Just upgraded my processor (i5 3rd Gen to i5 12th Gen) after a decade and just retained the GTX 1060 3GB from my old machine along with the SSD and HDDs. Was wondering with prices slowly dropping, would it be a good time to go for a graphic card right now or wait. 

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Is there any merit to increase RAM from 16gb to 32gb? I don’t stream or do miscellaneous things while gaming

 

Also, 5600x - is this good for a few years or should I upgrade to 5800x? I only need it for gaming 

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21 minutes ago, RV1709 said:

Is there any merit to increase RAM from 16gb to 32gb? I don’t stream or do miscellaneous things while gaming

 

Also, 5600x - is this good for a few years or should I upgrade to 5800x? I only need it for gaming 

yes. Increase to 32.

5800x anyday. Better cpu= less bottleneck of GPU= more longevity of the whole system. So, yes again.

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On 6/27/2022 at 1:43 PM, Ethan_Hunt said:

I'm thinking of RTX 3060Ti as well. Just upgraded my processor (i5 3rd Gen to i5 12th Gen) after a decade and just retained the GTX 1060 3GB from my old machine along with the SSD and HDDs. Was wondering with prices slowly dropping, would it be a good time to go for a graphic card right now or wait. 

I've 3060ti, the card is good for 1440p, at 4k, games like cyberpunk would start slowing down to below 20-30fps with all bells and whistles turned on.  My main gaming monitor is LG 32" qhd , so I'm happy with it.  But if you're looking at 4k/60fps, maybe look at 3080/3090.

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1 hour ago, Ne0 said:

I've 3060ti, the card is good for 1440p, at 4k, games like cyberpunk would start slowing down to below 20-30fps with all bells and whistles turned on.  My main gaming monitor is LG 32" qhd , so I'm happy with it.  But if you're looking at 4k/60fps, maybe look at 3080/3090.

Thank you! I'm more than happy with 1080p 60fps, so I think this would be a good choice. Was thinking of going for the Zotac model. Does this card have any heating issues? 

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Yep, that is what pretty much carried my GTX970 from it's original release date. Had to replace it twice before getting a GTX1060 and their replacement procedure it pretty straight forward, so I'm leaning towards them again. 

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On 6/30/2022 at 1:52 PM, RV1709 said:

Is there any merit to increase RAM from 16gb to 32gb? I don’t stream or do miscellaneous things while gaming

 

None whatsoever. I did that & it was a waste for gaming. Honestly if you need to ask that simply mean it is not required.

 

On 6/30/2022 at 1:52 PM, RV1709 said:

Also, 5600x - is this good for a few years or should I upgrade to 5800x? I only need it for gaming 

 

What GPU do you use, what resolution do you play at? In most scenarios there will be negligible difference in performance specially if you are using a 60x/70x card &/or are playing at 1440p or above. If you are a competitive gamer you should really consider a 5800x3d or something from team intel.

 

On 6/27/2022 at 1:43 PM, Ethan_Hunt said:

I'm thinking of RTX 3060Ti as well. Just upgraded my processor (i5 3rd Gen to i5 12th Gen) after a decade and just retained the GTX 1060 3GB from my old machine along with the SSD and HDDs. Was wondering with prices slowly dropping, would it be a good time to go for a graphic card right now or wait. 

 

3060ti is excellent for 1080p & will serve you a long time. Buy right now if you are going for a new card & can get one for around 40-45k anything more is not really worth it IMO. If you are open in getting used, might as well wait for some more time as the prices of current gen will fall even further. It's a win win in any case so do what you got to do.

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On 6/30/2022 at 6:52 PM, Ethan_Hunt said:

Thank you! I'm more than happy with 1080p 60fps, so I think this would be a good choice. Was thinking of going for the Zotac model. Does this card have any heating issues? 

No idea about zotac cards, but check if you need to upgrade your psu (if it's of lower wattage).

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49 minutes ago, Ne0 said:

No idea about zotac cards, but check if you need to upgrade your psu (if it's of lower wattage).

 Already got a PSU upgrade. Switched to a Coolermaster MWE 750W. I think my old Season 620 would have done the job as well, but got it just to be on the safe side.

 

1 hour ago, Alucard said:

 

None whatsoever. I did that & it was a waste for gaming. Honestly if you need to ask that simply mean it is not required.

 

 

What GPU do you use, what resolution do you play at? In most scenarios there will be negligible difference in performance specially if you are using a 60x/70x card &/or are playing at 1440p or above. If you are a competitive gamer you should really consider a 5800x3d or something from team intel.

 

 

3060ti is excellent for 1080p & will serve you a long time. Buy right now if you are going for a new card & can get one for around 40-45k anything more is not really worth it IMO. If you are open in getting used, might as well wait for some more time as the prices of current gen will fall even further. It's a win win in any case so do what you got to do.

 

Perfect! Yep makes sense to probably go for one right now, God forbid the prices spike up again. Not going for used cards. 

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[Price Check]

 

Hey guys, looking to price check my build because I want to sell it and I have no idea how to price PC components. Here's my build with original price. Most of it was bought in Sept 2016 so its quite a bit old, except the case which I bought just 3 months ago. Also had a 1060 but it crapped out 2 days after warranty ended.

 

i7 6700K - Rs. 24000

16 GB GSkill Ripjaws 3000Mhz Ram - Rs. 6600

Asus Z170 AR = Rs. 12700

Antec PSU 650W Modular - Rs. 4600

Hyperx 212 X Cooler - Rs. 3000

1TB + 2TB Hard Disks - Rs. 7000

Zebronics Case (Just 3 Months old) - Rs 3800

 

Total price when bought: Rs. 61700

 

What should I be looking for in terms of price to sell this? I am thinking of creating a build once GPUs are a bit affordable so just looking to get this out till then.

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8 hours ago, Alucard said:

 

None whatsoever. I did that & it was a waste for gaming. Honestly if you need to ask that simply mean it is not required.

 

 

What GPU do you use, what resolution do you play at? In most scenarios there will be negligible difference in performance specially if you are using a 60x/70x card &/or are playing at 1440p or above. If you are a competitive gamer you should really consider a 5800x3d or something from team intel.

 

 

3060ti is excellent for 1080p & will serve you a long time. Buy right now if you are going for a new card & can get one for around 40-45k anything more is not really worth it IMO. If you are open in getting used, might as well wait for some more time as the prices of current gen will fall even further. It's a win win in any case so do what you got to do.

I’m on a 3080 right now and usually play single player on 4k ultra so long as I get above 60 frames 

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Fellas, I have a question. I was looking at the display port options on the Zotac 3060 Ti Twin Edge and it says it has 1 HDMI 2.1 port and 3 displayports. What on earth are displayports and will our HDMI cables fit in there? 

 

Currently, I have my PC monitor connected to my GTX 1060 via the DVI port and the TV via HDMI. I was assuming these newer cards will have these ports. What's with this weird changes?

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4 minutes ago, Ethan_Hunt said:

Fellas, I have a question. I was looking at the display port options on the Zotac 3060 Ti Twin Edge and it says it has 1 HDMI 2.1 port and 3 displayports. What on earth are displayports and will our HDMI cables fit in there? 

 

Currently, I have my PC monitor connected to my GTX 1060 via the DVI port and the TV via HDMI. I was assuming these newer cards will have these ports. What's with this weird changes?

 

DisplayPort is a different format/specification altogether and it is PC specific. Most of the newer cards will not have DVI ports, and you may need a connector. Also, I think you should upgrade your monitor since VRR is unlikely to work via DVI even if you get a connector. 

If your TV is HDMI 2.1 compatible, then VRR should work over HDMI. 

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4 minutes ago, l33tmaniac said:

DisplayPort is a different format/specification altogether and it is PC specific. Most of the newer cards will not have DVI ports, and you may need a connector. Also, I think you should upgrade your monitor since VRR is unlikely to work via DVI even if you get a connector. 

If your TV is HDMI 2.1 compatible, then VRR should work over HDMI. 

 

Thank you!

 

I won't be using the monitor for any gaming. All of my gaming would be done on the TV, which for now is basic 1080p. So not concerned about VRR now at all. Guess I'll need to check if these people provide DisplayPort to DVI/HDMI converter in their bundles, if not, then will need to hunt for one. 

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1 minute ago, Ethan_Hunt said:

 

Thank you!

 

I won't be using the monitor for any gaming. All of my gaming would be done on the TV, which for now is basic 1080p. So not concerned about VRR now at all. Guess I'll need to check if these people provide DisplayPort to DVI/HDMI converter in their bundles, if not, then will need to hunt for one. 

 

Sure thing. But I'd really recommend upgrading either the TV or the monitor :) 3060 is a good card and you will seriously be bottlenecking it by forcing it to run at 1080p 60fps with VSync. 

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4 minutes ago, l33tmaniac said:

Sure thing. But I'd really recommend upgrading either the TV or the monitor :) 3060 is a good card and you will seriously be bottlenecking it by forcing it to run at 1080p 60fps with VSync. 

 

I can use the nVidia downsampling feature for 1440p right?

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1 minute ago, Ethan_Hunt said:

 

I can use the nVidia downsampling feature for 1440p right?


Yes you can. That is doable, but the downsampling is only going to reduce aliasing. Not increase picture clarity significantly. 

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