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Old 11-17-2021, 09:28 PM   #2221
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First, what's your budget?

Secondly, don't get an i3, you can step up to an i5 for not much more and the i5 comes with the new Intel Iris Xe onboard graphics while the i3 is still stuck with the legacy Intel HD Graphics. If you want this new laptop to last anything like seven years without slowing down to an infuriating crawl near the end of it, skip the i3.
How does the Iris Xe compare to Ryzen Vega for gaming performance?
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Old 11-17-2021, 09:53 PM   #2222
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As far as I've seen, Iris Xe seems to have the upper hand over the Vega 8 4000, though that isn't saying much.

However, in the context of what Izzle was asking, I didn't really see any Ryzen 5 laptops that were cheaper than a comparable 11th generation Intel Core i5 in their price range, so I didn't focus on Team Red.
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Old 11-18-2021, 11:09 AM   #2223
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Just wanted to give you guys a heads up on a pretty sweet deal Gigabyte B550M Aours Pro with a Ryzen 5 5600X for $400CAD from Canada computers.

Link to the MB, just need to bundle it with the 5600X to save $170

I ordered mine today!
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Old 11-19-2021, 08:22 PM   #2224
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Just wanted to give you guys a heads up on a pretty sweet deal Gigabyte B550M Aours Pro with a Ryzen 5 5600X for $400CAD from Canada computers.



Link to the MB, just need to bundle it with the 5600X to save $170



I ordered mine today!
Is this a good price?
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Old 11-20-2021, 09:25 AM   #2225
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Is this a good price?
Well I thought it was. Usually the 5600X goes for around $375-400. It is one of the best options for gaming, and general productivity. That combo on newegg with discounts right now will cost you $545(instead of $400, or $410(they upped their price already)).

That motherboard is actually a very good value board, with a few nice features like good VRMs that would support decent power delivery for over clocking. It also has very good audio, bios flashback(updating bios without a cpu), and plenty of connectivity. AMD’s support of the AM4 socket will likely make it upgradable as soon as the new cpus come out.

As for some things that are missing: the board doesn’t have wifi, if that’s important you’ll need a network card. It also has only 1Gbit lan which is less than 2.5Gbit more premium boards offer. Finally it doesn’t have a front usb-c header, so if your case has one in the front you won’t be able to use it.

Back to the price question I do expect the Ryzen 5000 series to drop more in pricing, due to intel outperforming them a little. That said, I think this will be a good price until next year’s black Friday. in which case if you decide to upgrade you will lose $100 at most.

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Old 11-25-2021, 10:54 PM   #2226
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So I'm looking into maybe building a new computer. It would be used for gaming and 3D Modeling/Rendering(mostly real-time). I'll also be getting an Oculus Quest 2 delivered sometime next week and I'll probably end up playing more PCVR games than games on the headset itself.

What I don't need is an OS and I'm going to keep all of my drives except a 500 GB drive I use for autosaves and replace it with an M.2. drive to use as my main drive.

Here's my current build which will be 7 years old in March:

https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/list/bqM2gJ

Here's what someone on PCPartPicker recommended a few hours ago:

They messed up though and took out the 250 GB Samsung 850 EVO when they should have took out the the 500 GB Western Digital. Also, I would probably get a new case.

https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/list/XXGwGq

Is there anything different I should be looking at that was recommended?

The reason I upped the RAM to 64 GB is I've found that sometimes 32 isn't enough when I have multiple programs open and I can afford it. Eventually I want a 3080/90 or the 40 Series but as we all know it's pretty much impossible to get them right now so I'd stick with my 2070 Super until then.

My budget is tricky because I'd like to keep it between $2000-$3000 but with graphics cards being so expensive I might have to go over a bit which is fine if it's worth it in the end.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 11-26-2021, 11:57 AM   #2227
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Just wanted to give you guys a heads up on a pretty sweet deal Gigabyte B550M Aours Pro with a Ryzen 5 5600X for $400CAD from Canada computers.



Link to the MB, just need to bundle it with the 5600X to save $170



I ordered mine today!
Thanks for the link. I browsed the website and found this:

https://www.canadacomputers.com/prod...item_id=189796

Seems like a very good deal. What's the catch??
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Old 11-27-2021, 12:59 AM   #2228
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Thanks for the link. I browsed the website and found this:

https://www.canadacomputers.com/prod...item_id=189796

Seems like a very good deal. What's the catch??
Canada computers had a lot of good deals, but I wouldnít recommend that laptop to anyone as a daily driver. 8gb of ram seems to be on the low side if youíre planning on doing any multitasking and 256gb would run out rather quickly in terms of storage. I havenít used that processor so I canít say anything about it. It also doesnít have any dedicated gpu so donít expect much performance in games.

I got my 5600x and mb and pretty happy with them, so no problems with canada computers from my end.
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