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My wishlist is rather long, but the most important things are:
A somewhat new rig (thinking Ryzen 5 2600X, at least 16 GB of RAM, and the rest will probably be cannibalized from my current system and some other spare components)
A more powerful graphics card (Vega 64 or GTX 1080 at least).
A new monitor, 2560x1440, IPS, between 24 - 27"
Well, new rig, check. Like a year ago, but check, anyway. And I did better than what I planned at the time, going to third-gen Ryzen and X570.

Now adding to that old wishlist an extra hard drive. Eyeing Seagate's IronWolfs at 6 or 8 TB.

Although it's a wishlist, I'm kinda reconsidering the monitor. The market for that here has always been, well, shit. There is no 1440p display available as far as I can search, most panels are TN, or they just jump straight to 4K, which leaves me with the HighDPI displays which I don't want to deal with due to my use of legacy apps that just can't handle that or behave rather badly. Plus HighDPI displays would force me to use scaling and I don't want to do that either. Never mind the price tags at that range.

Besides, I'm still satisfied with my current one, all things considered, so maybe I can delay it a couple years more, but I hope the dead pixel count remains at 1.

The GPU market seems to be a little bit better, but my main problem is that I'd need to sell my current one to get close to a RTX 2060 Super, which is the closest thing that doesn't feel like a sidegrade, but selling anything right now would be pretty hard, due to the economic turmoil... in any case, I'm banking on my being on 1080p 60 Hz for games, but I kinda wanted the card mostly for Folding at Home, since I'm encountering more WUs that are taking a little too much time to process :laugh:
 
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Now adding to that old wishlist an extra hard drive. Eyeing Seagate's IronWolfs at 6 or 8 TB.
Western Digital's My Book 8TB has been great for me as a external backup drive. I was considering shucking the drive, and sticking it in my main PC for games but decided to stay with a 500GB SSD. Checking up on the drive it appears not to be using the shingled recording.
 

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Western Digital's My Book 8TB has been great for me as a external backup drive
I thought about it, but the price pretty much doubled compared to just the drive, for the same capacity, in my local market. And the price tags for a 6 to 8 TB internal hard drive are already kinda high for me (not too high, but not the kind of spending I'd do without giving it some thinking).

While I save a lot of data, most of it is not critical or I see it once every other year :laugh:, so failures are not exactly my worry here, although I think that I'd catch the signs before it happened. I don't really have much critical, irreplaceable or important data, so most of it fits in a thumb drive or in a SD card, and a couple things are backed up on OneDrive or Google Drive.
 
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While I save a lot of data, most of it is not critical or I see it once every other year :laugh:, so failures are not exactly my worry here, although I think that I'd catch the signs before it happened. I don't really have much critical, irreplaceable or important data, so most of it fits in a thumb drive or in a SD card, and a couple things are backed up on OneDrive or Google Drive.
Most of the occupied space on the 8TB is backups of games from Steam, GoG, and Epic. There's a trick to get the Epic launcher to pickup a previous downloaded game.
 

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I'm thinking my next few buys for hardware will be something like ....

A few spare PSUs 650w probably plenty... EVGA/Seasonic/Super Flower models
Big/large HDDs for my Synology server and backup - Possibly some for my R730's as well (smaller units tho...)
A pair of high core count Xeons for my R730 - I'd like 14C 28T plus and I'd like to consider V4 CPUs over V3...
Server RAM for the above... and my second R730
A few Fractal cases for my daughters and Mrs PCs
Possibly a 3950X
New GPUs for my rig, my Ti's are going to my daughter and Mrs.
Better cooling for my 2700X comb for the Mrs... Not sure how to handle that one just yet
Possibly some white sleeved PSU and fan cables for my recent build.. Maybe even SATA cables - Would have preferred some white tubing but I couldn't find any anywhere...
A nice keyboard (possibly a mouse) for my gaming/main PC
Three 1440P or 4k screens for my PC.. I'm thinking 30"+ possibly 120Hz with Display Port 1.4 standard... Would be lovely...
A X299 CPU - Looking at a 7980XE/9980XE/10980XE for my EVGA Dark
Memory kits for my DDR4 desktops, hopefully some more of the Steel kits I have for most of my rigs now, found them cheap, cheerful and 32GB of goodness for not much cash.. Perfect :D
Oh and the lottery to buy it all :laugh:
 
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Oh and the lottery to buy it all :laugh:
Don't we all wish to win the lottery, at least I do. :) Better get saving up if you plan on buying all of that in your list.
 

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Don't we all wish to win the lottery, at least I do. :)
I'm sure things might get a little easier in some ways and then worse in others... Couldn't win for trying I think...

I bet then even with having the cash to buy things, you might not find the things you wanted so easily.... That would suck!
 
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A cheap 1080 Ti with a fullcover block is next on my list..
 
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Why the 1080 Ti?

I'd imagine that used 2xxx series are cheap, now that 3xxx are beginning to ship.
Because it has better bang for the buck (and more VRAM) and I don't give RT any extra value.
 
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I got a 1440P 165HZ panel in anticipation of whatever the new BIg Navi card will bring later this year. I am also looking at a VR headset for Xmas.
 
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Because it has better bang for the buck (and more VRAM) and I don't give RT any extra value.
Heh, I feel you on that.

I'm considering buying a RX 580 to hold me over (my code is in ROCm and my Vega64 seems to have an obscure memory bug that isn't fixed with underclocking), for similar reasons. 8GB RAM, decent bang-for-buck, still supported by ROCm (5700 XT is NOT supported yet).

I do have RT value though, because I do some Blender renders every now and then. So if I were to go NVidia, I'd pick a 2xxx series at the minimum.

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I think my current gameplan is to do my ROCm programming on the cloud (GPUEater.com), until the next generation arrives. My Vega64 doesn't seem to crash in video games, only in my custom written C++ / ROCm code. But I'd much rather have working hardware on my own personal computer, than rent out time.

This GPUEater thing should be good enough until Navi 2x hits. Then I'll make my decision.
 
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Heh, I feel you on that.

I'm considering buying a RX 580 to hold me over (my code is in ROCm and my Vega64 seems to have an obscure memory bug that isn't fixed with underclocking), for similar reasons. 8GB RAM, decent bang-for-buck, still supported by ROCm (5700 XT is NOT supported yet).

I do have RT value though, because I do some Blender renders every now and then. So if I were to go NVidia, I'd pick a 2xxx series at the minimum.

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I think my current gameplan is to do my ROCm programming on the cloud (GPUEater.com), until the next generation arrives. My Vega64 doesn't seem to crash in video games, only in my custom written C++ / ROCm code. But I'd much rather have working hardware on my own personal computer, than rent out time.

This GPUEater thing should be good enough until Navi 2x hits. Then I'll make my decision.
Also one of my points is that I want to get a card which has already a waterblock as I'm running with custom loop. :) If I get an other card, then my sub-mission is to hunt a block to it... nah, it sucks. I want a card with a block and with 1080 Ti its hella easier. :toast:

I don't say that my 980 Ti is too slow or anything but I'd like to build another PC and my current 980 Ti would suit that fine. :)
 

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I had a second hand 1080 Ti about 2 or so years ago from this forum and I think I paid £300 for the card, it had a few water cooling bits and pieces with it but it came with a full cover block which has been amazing :) I think after a few loops of Heaven, I can barely getting it hitting 40C and that's with a not so great 400 rad and some big ass Noctua fans on it :laugh:

It's a brilliant card and about half the performance of the 3080 card.. So rather tempted to grab one but I'm hanging on to see what AMD bring to the table and then what happens with all the caps on these 3080's....
 
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Well a new rig would be on my wishlist.
I would like to get an
i7 10700k or maybe Ryzen 3800x (or even the new stuff from AMD when they come out)
16GB trident z royal atleast 3000Mhz
a good motherboard
a noctua NH D-15 the ugly beige color (I just like it)
an RTX 3080
I figure I can get the money together till April 2021,
but the dilemma is that I promised myself that 2021 will be all about learning as much as I can in programming
and in 2022 to change my job since this one is not going anywhere. But I have a fear if I get a new rig I will be distracted by games.
I guess I will have to see when the time comes and decide then.
 
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I just want a new monitor. My frankenmod monitor still working but it gives some problem when come in from sleep or hibernate plus because mismatch screen size dust started to accumulate in between the screen and backlight.

I dont have extra money for anything other than keeping my families afloat during this COVID disaster, but I really hope I can get at least a 22inch IPS/VA 75Hz monitor like Lenovo L22e-20 next month as my birthday present.
 
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I dont have extra money for anything other than keeping my families afloat during this COVID disaster, but I really hope I can get at least a 22inch IPS/VA 75Hz monitor like Lenovo L22e-20 next month as my birthday present.
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And then a good open-back studio monitor. Maybe even a planar one.

But I really wanna game on an OLED someday. HDR, high refresh rate, maybe with backlit strobe too.
 
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The time has come that i finally have to admit defeat about X58. It simply cant provide the performance i need any more. So i am planning a 2 in 1 system based on Zen 3/ampere, but it can just as well change as my hardware choise is far from final and not everything has yet come out. But here is spec so far or as close i can tell them.

Case: phanteks enthoo 719 black
PSU: Phanteks Revolt X 1200 watt (would have liked higher wattage, but 1200 watt is the biggest)
Fan controllers: 2 x aqua computer aquaero 6 xt
Monitor: 27" 1440P 144/165 Hz or maybe 4K. Not yet desided.

Primary PC
CPU: Zen 3 16 core (Ryzen 9 5950X ?) cooled by Noctua NH-D15 Chromax black
Mobo: Asus Crosshair X670
RAM: 32 GB G.Skill Trident NEO/royal silver 3600/3800 MHz CL14 or 4000 MHz CL15 depending on what Zen 3 supports.
GPU: RTX 3080 20 GB/TI EVGA FTW 3 Ultra or Asus TUF/Strix OC.
SSD: 3 x Samsung 980 PRO 1/2 TB. 1 TB for OS and 2 x 2 TB in raid 0 for games. But this might change as the performance of these dissapointed a bit.
HDD: WD Gold DC HA750 Enterprise Class 14 TB

Secondary PC
CPU: Zen 3 6 or 8 core low TDP cpu (properly the Zen 3 version of Ryzen 5 3600/3700X) and a low profile air cooler.
Mobo: Mini-ITX X670 or B550 and properly from ASUS (i dont exspect B650 to come any time soon, so that´s why those chipset)
Ram: 32 GB G.SKILL Tridend NEO 3600 MHz CL16
GPU: RTX 3060 TI 8 GB
SSD: Samsung 980 PRO 1 TB for OS + my already owned Crucial MX500 2 TB sata SSD for games or it maybe be sold and getting one more 2 TB NVMe SSD. As i try to avoid sata devices to get a more clean looking system. more sata means more cables
HDD: not sure here yet as i will try to avoid as many sata and power cables as possible.

This is my plans for now. But it can just as well change. It all depends on pricing, how the virus will effect my job and here by my econemy (i lost my old job in spring do to lock down) cause if we need a second lock down with in the next coming time that can surely cost me the new job again and that will greatly limit my buying capability. Of the same reason i am not buying anything before december. I will se how the virus in my country turns out and it does goes in the wrong direction as of now.
 
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