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emko

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New computer: Ryzen 5 + RX 580?
« on: October 06, 2018, 07:07:26 AM »
Hello,

I'm thinking of buying a new computer and I'd be delighted to hear your opinions.

Budget needs to be kept "wife-friendly" which in my case means USD 900 (it's actually 1150 but here in Europe electronics is more expensive than in the USA so 850-900 is a better baseline). Further upgrades like more RAM or another HDD are planned.

My typical mission is flying around ORBX SAK + Misty Moorings scenery or DCS Gazelle (low and slow flying helicopter) - these are the missions I would like to optimize for. For flying PMDG or Q400 I don't really care  whether I have 60 or 24 fps.

I'd like to have REX clouds, very dense scenery, detailed clouds, dynamic lighting, volumetric fog and 30fps stable at 1920x1080 resolution. HDR lighting, some autogen, water reflections and shadows would be a nice bonus.

CPU:        AMD Ryzen 5 2600 (6 core with hyper threading, 3.4-3.9GHz)
GPU:        Sapphire Radeon Nitro+ Rx580 8GB
Hard drive: ADATA XPG SX8200 M.2 NVMe 480GB
MB:         Gigabyte B450 AORUS Pro
Memory:     2x8GB ADATA XPG GAMMIX D10 (2666 MHz CL 16 Non-ECC)
PSU:        Corsair TX650M (650W, 80+ Gold)


I plan to add another at least 16GB of RAM and 1TB HDD in the future.

I saw couple of benchmarks and the Ryzen 5 CPU was on par with i5-8600 which cost twice as much (at least here). I wonder if it's worth the extra cost. Same thing with the GPU - Rx580 is roughly on par with GeForce 1060 in benchmarks and the cost is the same but has 8GB of VRAM while the NVidia has 6GB.

What are your opinions on this, please?

Thanks!
« Last Edit: October 07, 2018, 02:42:59 AM by emko »

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Re: New computer: Ryzen 5 + RX 580?
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2018, 09:05:59 PM »
Hi Emko,
     This sounds similar to my system.  If so, it should do everything you need it to.  Let us know what you settle on, and how it works for you.   8)

     Ummm ... 480Gb HDD???  That will be a tight squeeze, I think.  Even the 1T is bare minimum, imo. (just for the sim)   :o
« Last Edit: October 13, 2018, 02:29:58 PM by jeff3163 »

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Re: New computer: Ryzen 5 + RX 580?
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2018, 01:48:43 PM »
For operating system and sim, unless you plan on no addons, no way. My OS drive is a 1TB ssd with 600 gb free space. Flight sim ssd is 1 TB with 400 gb free space

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Re: New computer: Ryzen 5 + RX 580?
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2018, 08:08:56 PM »
I agree with Jeff and Steve, a 480 GB HDD is woefully inadequate. HDD's are dirt cheap now. Everything else looks good. In fact, adding another 16 Gig of RAM is just overkill. 16 is plenty.
 
I'd get the biggest SSD you can afford, partition it, and run your OS and sim on it. The performance difference compared to an HDD is incredible and well worth the cost. Use your HDD's for other programs and storage.

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Re: New computer: Ryzen 5 + RX 580?
« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2018, 12:45:44 AM »
I agree with Jeff and Steve, a 480 GB HDD is woefully inadequate. HDD's are dirt cheap now. Everything else looks good. In fact, adding another 16 Gig of RAM is just overkill. 16 is plenty.
 
I'd get the biggest SSD you can afford, partition it, and run your OS and sim on it. The performance difference compared to an HDD is incredible and well worth the cost. Use your HDD's for other programs and storage.

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Well, actually he was going for an M2 drive, which is incredibly fast.  But not big enough, sadly.   :'(

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Re: New computer: Ryzen 5 + RX 580?
« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2018, 05:39:23 PM »
Ah. Never even heard of an M2 drive. Ya' learn something new every day. Or in my case, ya' forget something new every day. :o
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Re: New computer: Ryzen 5 + RX 580?
« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2018, 06:29:17 PM »
Yep hi every body

SSD or M2 for the OS  250Giga is very very sufficiant

HDD for big capacity  2,or3,or 4 Terra  that OK for scenery & isn't expansive today

The sim on SSD 500 giga that right ....

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