Upgrade time!!!

Sharky Forums


Results 1 to 14 of 14

Thread: Upgrade time!!!

  1. #1
    Great White Shark mikeysg's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Posts
    8,728

    Upgrade time!!!

    Bought a Sapphire Nitro+ RX 6800 in late November....had a great time with it!
    RX cards.jpg


    But, being an AMD guy, and always after the best that AMD has to offer.....upgraded from the RX 6800 to a Nitro+ RX 6900 XT (cost me >1300USD but it's a local set with local warranty for peace of mind), but that's a more reasonable price here compared to the crazy scalpers' price here in my neck of the woods. I'd pre-ordered an XFX Speedster MERC319 RX 6900 XT, but due to a mix up about my CC limit, my preorder was postponed and I canceled that preorder in a huff, went out and snagged this Sapphire card instead.
    RX cards.jpg

    I'm playing Gears of War 5 Hivebuster at 3840x1080 at max setting and it's a hoot! Steady >100fps just about all the way, except for cut scenes. Borderlands 3 is "buttery smooth", who used to say that? I put that phrase in apostrophes because someone used to always say that.....can't for the life of me recall who though.
    Last edited by mikeysg; 01-02-2023 at 01:58 PM.
    Save Ana
    http://www.jpages.net/HelpAna.htm

    Main Rig - All AMD build: R9 3900X | GB X570 Aorus Xtreme | 2x 8GB 3600CL17 Patriot ViperRGB | Sapphire Nitro+ RX 6900 XT | 256GB Sabrent Rocket NVMe M.2 (OS) | 4TB Samsung 860 EVO SATA SSD | 2TB Samsung QVO SATA SSD | 2x 1TB Samsung 850 EVO | 6TB WD Black | Corsair HX 1000 Platinum | CM H500M | Samsung LC49HG90DMEXX 32:9 | iFi Micro iDSD BL | LG SL8YG Soundbar | 64bit Win10 Pro

  2. #2
    Great White Shark proxops-pete's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    Houston, we have lift off!
    Posts
    10,316
    Drool...
    Ivy i5-3570K|ASRock Z77E-ITX|Bitfenix Prodigy
    16 GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3-1600|Antec TruePower Trio 550W
    MSI R6850 PE/OC (860/1100)
    Ivy i7-3770|Intel DZ68DB|ThermalTake V9 BlacX Edition
    32 GB G.Skill Ares DDR3-1866|Corsair AX850
    Zotac 1060 Mini 6GB|Dragonfly 1.5 USB DAC

  3. #3
    Invisible Modfish Vindir's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2000
    Location
    Georgia
    Posts
    2,689
    That's wicked. I'm probably skipping a generation this time around I'm so far behind on gaming. Hopefully this gen is nice and affordable by the time I get around to it.
    Insert ancient Sharky sig here
    [
    Prince Vindir of the OC Crusaders
    Holding Boundaries and Breaking Barriers

    ]

  4. #4
    Great White Shark mikeysg's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Posts
    8,728
    Quote Originally Posted by Vindir View Post
    That's wicked. I'm probably skipping a generation this time around I'm so far behind on gaming. Hopefully this gen is nice and affordable by the time I get around to it.
    This gen, both nVidia and AMD, is just so...... messed up! The prices are way beyond MSRP from both makers, the sweet spot cards - RTX 3080 and RX 6800 XT - are wickedly overpriced and in such short supply. I'd have been really happy with a non-reference XFX/PowerColor/Sapphire RX 6800 XT. Oddly enough, the very top flagship cards - RX 6900 XT and RTX 3090 - can be found with relative ease, probably because these cards represent pretty bad value in terms of price/performance compared to the RTX 3080 and RX 6800 XT respectively. I was desperate for an RX 6800 XT but 'settled' for the RX 6900 XT simply because I'd to satisfy this terrible itch.
    Last edited by mikeysg; 01-19-2021 at 01:16 PM.
    Save Ana
    http://www.jpages.net/HelpAna.htm

    Main Rig - All AMD build: R9 3900X | GB X570 Aorus Xtreme | 2x 8GB 3600CL17 Patriot ViperRGB | Sapphire Nitro+ RX 6900 XT | 256GB Sabrent Rocket NVMe M.2 (OS) | 4TB Samsung 860 EVO SATA SSD | 2TB Samsung QVO SATA SSD | 2x 1TB Samsung 850 EVO | 6TB WD Black | Corsair HX 1000 Platinum | CM H500M | Samsung LC49HG90DMEXX 32:9 | iFi Micro iDSD BL | LG SL8YG Soundbar | 64bit Win10 Pro

  5. #5
    Great White Shark mikeysg's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Posts
    8,728
    AMD cards are actually running cooler, my room temp is around a comfy 23C, and I have set a custom UV/Power Limit/fan setting for my card (running Adrenalin 21.4.1) and I dunno, may be my room's a bit cooler after having had my aircon blower chemically washed, or the new driver, or perhaps both, but my card seems to be running cooler. After more than one hour of COD MW WZ SP Campaign, I took a screenshot GPU-Z max sensor reading, pretty good temps I must say.
    Save Ana
    http://www.jpages.net/HelpAna.htm

    Main Rig - All AMD build: R9 3900X | GB X570 Aorus Xtreme | 2x 8GB 3600CL17 Patriot ViperRGB | Sapphire Nitro+ RX 6900 XT | 256GB Sabrent Rocket NVMe M.2 (OS) | 4TB Samsung 860 EVO SATA SSD | 2TB Samsung QVO SATA SSD | 2x 1TB Samsung 850 EVO | 6TB WD Black | Corsair HX 1000 Platinum | CM H500M | Samsung LC49HG90DMEXX 32:9 | iFi Micro iDSD BL | LG SL8YG Soundbar | 64bit Win10 Pro

  6. #6
    Invisible Modfish Vindir's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2000
    Location
    Georgia
    Posts
    2,689
    Have you noticed any big improvements around the house after the aircon blowout? I've got wicked allergies and have thought about getting it done.
    Insert ancient Sharky sig here
    [
    Prince Vindir of the OC Crusaders
    Holding Boundaries and Breaking Barriers

    ]

  7. #7
    Great White Shark mikeysg's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Posts
    8,728
    Quote Originally Posted by Vindir View Post
    Have you noticed any big improvements around the house after the aircon blowout? I've got wicked allergies and have thought about getting it done.
    Sorry 'bout the rather tardy response, I sometimes get too busy gaming, or visiting other sites that I forget to check in here. Anyway, the aircon service guys did a pretty thorough job, removing the entire blower shroud and actual blower itself (till the spot where my blower was was just an empty wall with just a hole where the aircon coolant and water outlet pipes used to be). They had washed the air inlet on the blower (where I'd noticed some mold like spots, got me feeling kinda queasy realizing it was there for a while) till it it was spotless, chemically treated and cleaned the cooling grill/vent thingy on the blower (I know, my mastery of all these technical terms is mind boggling ).

    I can't say for sure, and can only say so anecdotally, but yeah, the air seems fresher, and my throat don't feel so dry or mildly sore each morning I wake up (I know I snore a lot) though the air is now cooler than previously.
    Last edited by mikeysg; 05-17-2021 at 03:17 AM.
    Save Ana
    http://www.jpages.net/HelpAna.htm

    Main Rig - All AMD build: R9 3900X | GB X570 Aorus Xtreme | 2x 8GB 3600CL17 Patriot ViperRGB | Sapphire Nitro+ RX 6900 XT | 256GB Sabrent Rocket NVMe M.2 (OS) | 4TB Samsung 860 EVO SATA SSD | 2TB Samsung QVO SATA SSD | 2x 1TB Samsung 850 EVO | 6TB WD Black | Corsair HX 1000 Platinum | CM H500M | Samsung LC49HG90DMEXX 32:9 | iFi Micro iDSD BL | LG SL8YG Soundbar | 64bit Win10 Pro

  8. #8
    Invisible Modfish Vindir's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2000
    Location
    Georgia
    Posts
    2,689
    Just glad to see you do still check in. Most of our old timers have finally trickled off in the last couple of years so it's sad and quiet around here.

    You definitely win best rig shared this year though!
    Insert ancient Sharky sig here
    [
    Prince Vindir of the OC Crusaders
    Holding Boundaries and Breaking Barriers

    ]

  9. #9
    Great White Shark mikeysg's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Posts
    8,728
    I've had such a hard time logging in, tried a few times back home, and I failed to log in yesterday after 5 tries. Just somehow logged in after 3 tries.

    Anyway, I have some updates on my rig, built a 2nd all AMD rig with some parts. Will try to post again later as I'm typing this on my handphone. Will try to log in on my laptop.

    Edit - Oh yeah, in case you guys find my post confusing, I'm not in my home country now, I am in Canada. Will be here till mid February...

    Edit - Dangit failed to log in on my laptop after 5 tties, tho I'd used my saved password . The heck is going on?

    Edit - Tried again, with saved pw tgat got me in on my phone, but can't on my laptop. It's getting a little frustrating, it's been months and I think I'd tried on several occasions, but jave yet to succeed, and only on my phone this time.
    Last edited by mikeysg; 12-17-2022 at 12:32 PM.
    Save Ana
    http://www.jpages.net/HelpAna.htm

    Main Rig - All AMD build: R9 3900X | GB X570 Aorus Xtreme | 2x 8GB 3600CL17 Patriot ViperRGB | Sapphire Nitro+ RX 6900 XT | 256GB Sabrent Rocket NVMe M.2 (OS) | 4TB Samsung 860 EVO SATA SSD | 2TB Samsung QVO SATA SSD | 2x 1TB Samsung 850 EVO | 6TB WD Black | Corsair HX 1000 Platinum | CM H500M | Samsung LC49HG90DMEXX 32:9 | iFi Micro iDSD BL | LG SL8YG Soundbar | 64bit Win10 Pro

  10. #10
    Great White Shark mikeysg's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Posts
    8,728
    I'm at my wit's end, tried a few times till I've given up. I can only log in on my phone, and only on one phone. Anyone can help me out?
    Save Ana
    http://www.jpages.net/HelpAna.htm

    Main Rig - All AMD build: R9 3900X | GB X570 Aorus Xtreme | 2x 8GB 3600CL17 Patriot ViperRGB | Sapphire Nitro+ RX 6900 XT | 256GB Sabrent Rocket NVMe M.2 (OS) | 4TB Samsung 860 EVO SATA SSD | 2TB Samsung QVO SATA SSD | 2x 1TB Samsung 850 EVO | 6TB WD Black | Corsair HX 1000 Platinum | CM H500M | Samsung LC49HG90DMEXX 32:9 | iFi Micro iDSD BL | LG SL8YG Soundbar | 64bit Win10 Pro

  11. #11
    Administrator Steve R Jones's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2000
    Location
    Largo, FL.
    Posts
    5,449
    I emailed you a new password.... To your @gmail.com account.

  12. #12
    Great White Shark mikeysg's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Posts
    8,728
    Thanks, Mr Admin Sir, You're most kind and helpful! I will be back a little later with some updates I've already made, and some I plan to make when I get back in February (have already gotten most of the parts for my planned build as well). I will be retiring both my older rigs - i7 3960X + VEGA64 rig, and an i7 4770K + GTX 1080 rig. Will be back soon, gonna have my coffee, some breakfast, check my emails and such.
    Save Ana
    http://www.jpages.net/HelpAna.htm

    Main Rig - All AMD build: R9 3900X | GB X570 Aorus Xtreme | 2x 8GB 3600CL17 Patriot ViperRGB | Sapphire Nitro+ RX 6900 XT | 256GB Sabrent Rocket NVMe M.2 (OS) | 4TB Samsung 860 EVO SATA SSD | 2TB Samsung QVO SATA SSD | 2x 1TB Samsung 850 EVO | 6TB WD Black | Corsair HX 1000 Platinum | CM H500M | Samsung LC49HG90DMEXX 32:9 | iFi Micro iDSD BL | LG SL8YG Soundbar | 64bit Win10 Pro

  13. #13
    Great White Shark mikeysg's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Posts
    8,728
    My last purchase in a slew of purchases, this ought to be able to get me very playable framerate in Metro Exodus PC Enhanced with RT and ingame maxed out. Yes, RT performance isn't quite as good as nVidia RTX 4080/4090, but has more or less caught up with high end Ampere (RTX 3080/3090 level), that should be good enough for me to run ME PC Enhanced at max setting + RT at 3840x1080 without needing any kind of upscaler, no FSR since it has only DLSS.

    I pre-ordered online from a brick and mortar shop at the local tech mall back home, my friend picked it up for me. 2nd pic of it being held by a member of staff at shop, for my friend to take a pic of the 3x 8pin PCIe power connectors.
    IMG-20221215-WA0005.jpg
    IMG-20221215-WA0006.jpg
    IMG-20221215-WA0004.jpg

    GPUs these days are getting awfully large, but still, it's relatively reasonably sized compared to the RTX 4080/4090. I still have yet to receive the X570X Aorus Elite AX mobo and the 2TB Kingston NV2 SSD, to be delivered to my bud's place back home.
    Last edited by mikeysg; 01-02-2023 at 02:00 PM.
    Save Ana
    http://www.jpages.net/HelpAna.htm

    Main Rig - All AMD build: R9 3900X | GB X570 Aorus Xtreme | 2x 8GB 3600CL17 Patriot ViperRGB | Sapphire Nitro+ RX 6900 XT | 256GB Sabrent Rocket NVMe M.2 (OS) | 4TB Samsung 860 EVO SATA SSD | 2TB Samsung QVO SATA SSD | 2x 1TB Samsung 850 EVO | 6TB WD Black | Corsair HX 1000 Platinum | CM H500M | Samsung LC49HG90DMEXX 32:9 | iFi Micro iDSD BL | LG SL8YG Soundbar | 64bit Win10 Pro

  14. #14
    Great White Shark mikeysg's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Posts
    8,728
    I still have some parts incoming, will post pics of 3900X build and upgrade to the RX 7900 XTX when I get back in February. Jeez, still have almost 60 days to go.... meanwhile, I'm thinking of a vertical mount for the new GPU and perhaps some nice lookin' PCIe extension cable.
    Save Ana
    http://www.jpages.net/HelpAna.htm

    Main Rig - All AMD build: R9 3900X | GB X570 Aorus Xtreme | 2x 8GB 3600CL17 Patriot ViperRGB | Sapphire Nitro+ RX 6900 XT | 256GB Sabrent Rocket NVMe M.2 (OS) | 4TB Samsung 860 EVO SATA SSD | 2TB Samsung QVO SATA SSD | 2x 1TB Samsung 850 EVO | 6TB WD Black | Corsair HX 1000 Platinum | CM H500M | Samsung LC49HG90DMEXX 32:9 | iFi Micro iDSD BL | LG SL8YG Soundbar | 64bit Win10 Pro

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •