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Hello everyone ! It's been a while since I posted here, thought I'd post my PC that's nearly "next-gen ready".
Some of you may remember how I used to upgrade like crazy back in '11-'13 but I can assure you that doesn't happen anymore :happy:

8 months ago my PC was :
Asus Strix 1080Ti
4770k at 4.5Ghz with a Corsair H105
2 x 8Gb Corsair Vengeance Pro 2400MHz DDR3
ASUS Maximus VI Hero 
Samsung 850 Pro 256Gb SSD, Samsung 850 Evo 1Tb SSD and Seagate 2Tb HDD
Cooler Master Storm Trooper case
A bunch of different case fans - some Cooler Master, some Corsair AF120s, some SP120s, an ML120 or two.
Dell S2740L 1920x1080 60hz 27 inch monitor.
Corsair AX860i

I have been upgrading things gradually in anticipation for the "next-gen" games that will arrive after the PS5/Xbox Series X are released and I've realized that I have ended up with almost a completely different PC.

My PC today
Asus Strix 1080Ti -
9900k at 5Ghz, 1.285v with a Corsair H105 in Push/Pull with Corsair ML120 fans.
2 x 16Gb Corsair Vengeance RGB 3200MHz DDR4
ASUS Z390-E Strix
Samsung 970 Evo Plus 1Tb NVME, 850 Pro 256Gb SSD, Samsung 850 Evo 1Tb SSD and Micron 1300 2Tb SSD
Corsair 780T case
Case fans - 2 x Corsair ML120 on the bottom, 4 x ML120 on the H105, 3 x ML120 on the top, 1xML140 on the rear
Dell S2719DGF 2560x1440 144hz 27 inch G-Sync compatible monitor.
Corsair AX860i

The end-goal was to not have to upgrade/change anything for about 4 years once the final piece of the puzzle is in (RTX3070 or RTX3080 in Sep/Oct).

Some tiny regrets but nothing worth worrying about  :
- I hadn't given Ryzen much thought when I decided on the 9900k. I would suggest someone else should also consider AM4 and X570.
If I was making the same choice today, I'd probably go with a 3700x and upgrade to a 4800x/4900x on the same AM4 motherboard.
- For some reason my RAM does not overclock at all. Changed timings, RAM voltage, System Agent and VCCIO voltages but nothing.
If you want to overclock you should try find something binned better than 3200/CL16, maybe 3200/CL14 or even 3600/CL14 - this is especially important for Ryzen which loves fast RAM way more than Intel.
- The Corsair 780T is fantastic for airflow which is the most important to me, but if you prefer aesthetics then definitely consider another case with a PSU shroud for better cable management.

Some pictures attached, (forgive the lighting, I'm definitely not a photographer :P)

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Like you pointed out, the computer is almost completely different. I guess the upgrade part didnt work lol.

As for memory, it can be hit or miss if it overclocks. Really depends on the memory type, not the brand. Patriot has some good Viper Steel 4400 16GB for $125 right now.

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