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    Thoughts on this setup

    Hi all,
    looking at this desktop at Sam’s:
    https://www.samsclub.com/p/cyberpowe...home/P03005966

    Will mostly be doing RPGs, mechwarrior, Fantasy Grounds VTT, Arkham series, Diablo, Star Wars games, etc.
    My current gaming desktop (dual display) is over 11 years old and is not upgradable to win11, the case is broken, etc. so it is time for an upgrade

    Or is there a way to build an equivalent or better system myself for the same amount?

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    Sorry for the tardy response, but going on the specs alone, it looks decent enough for light gaming at 1080P. The 12GB RTX 3060 (I specify 12GB because there's a weaker 8GB version of the RTX 3060) is perfectly fine for 1080P gaming, just don't expect to run AAA GPU intensive games at max ingame graphics settings, that is, be a little more realistic about your expectations and you should be fine.

    I'm NOT a big fan of nVidia, the RTX 3060 12GB is just decent enough for modern games, though I'd have liked to see something like the RX 6700 XT/6750 XT instead. Still, the 12GB on the RTX 3060 would ensure that it has better longevity over 8GB VRAM cards. As to whether it'd be better to build a new rig yourself, that depends on how much the parts are gonna cost you, if you wanna, list out the parts and price and we can run through the numbers, and specs...
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    I haven't been gaming much and still sporting my 1080TI! Ah how many years it has served me.. I am just shocked how expensive a 4090 is as my upgrade could cost me around $4000 for just a video card and monitor I want.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colossus View Post
    I haven't been gaming much and still sporting my 1080TI! Ah how many years it has served me.. I am just shocked how expensive a 4090 is as my upgrade could cost me around $4000 for just a video card and monitor I want.
    The GTX 1080 Ti is still good for mostly rasterize gaming, but I think certain would push the card much harder since it lacks certain feature set, like mesh shader. I believe Alan Wake 2 requires this feature set to run better, I think the GTX 1080 Ti might run Alan Wake 2, it may not be ideal.

    I do agree though, hardware upgrade these days can be quite expensive, I now have two relatively capable rigs which should last me for the next 2-3 years, but as to whether I'd upgrade to newer hardware, I don't think so. Or, rather, it depends on my propensity for further upgrades and my waning desire to game. I find it harder and harder to find and maintain that enthusiasm for gaming. Even now, I find it hard to start a game and maintain that level of energy throughout the game. Most of the time, I find myself sorta running out of 'steam' partly into the game where I feel a lack of enthusiasm or energy to finish the game.

    I've just started Robocop Rogue City, and also have just started with COD MW III....I know, I know, I should just focus on one, but like I'd said, I find it hard to maintain a constant energy level for gaming, hence my doubt that I'd upgrade after upgrading my main rig, and building a 2nd rig from mostly spare parts.
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    Long time no see mikeysg. Hope all is well with you and your business (if my memory hasnt failed yet).
    I did upgrade to a 34" OLED to replace my IPS panels. It is a little annoying that every 4 hours it asks to refresh pixels for 6 minutes.

    So my 1080TI is now pushing 4k video and I did play some Diablo IV on it.

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