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Old 06-05-2020, 03:09 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Not sure what that is supposed to mean
If you have the money I would go with the i9
Great, thanks for putting together. What are pros/cons with windows 10 pro/non-pro? Also, are there any other tweaks upward I might consider other than the I9 cpu? Like 1 TB ssd versus 500g? Looks like the GPU is out of stock at amazon and newegg. Is that normal for them to be scarce?

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Old 06-05-2020, 04:04 PM   #12 (permalink)
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As for windows 10 pro the extra $40 is worth it because windows 10 pro comes with less bloatware and other microsoft junk. The only reason you would need a larger SSD is if you have more to store on it,it is reccomended that you keep around 20-30% of your SSD free for Max performance. This list here has an i9 and a video card that is almost the same as the last one for $1300.
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Old 06-05-2020, 04:13 PM   #13 (permalink)
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As for windows 10 pro the extra $40 is worth it because windows 10 pro comes with less bloatware and other microsoft junk. The only reason you would need a larger SSD is if you have more to store on it,it is reccomended that you keep around 20-30% of your SSD free for Max performance. This list here has an i9 and a video card that is almost the same as the last one for $1300.
Was there supposed to be a link in this post? I didn't see one that linked to the $1,300 quote. Thanks
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Old 06-05-2020, 04:24 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Oh man, sorry! Here is the link https://pcpartpicker.com/list/TzNTgJ

Sorry about that! Just me being forgetful!
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A 450W PSU for a 9900K plus the other stuff is very weak...

By looking at your list of current parts, you already have an 850W. At a minimum I would suggest a 650W of good quality.

So If you want a total new build, then there are better options. I did a core list on the same site and I'm sure PP will chime in with his 2 cents as well, but AMD right now is the better of the options...

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LOL that just shows me the last list viewed there is a shareable link above the "history button"
Please post that link.
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PP is the build guru here really, so either wait for him to post or might be worth PM him
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I'm sure PP will chime in with his 2 cents as well
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PP is the build guru here really, so either wait for him to post or might be worth PM him
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You might be right on that one
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OP only wants to play Android emulators, and I have to honestly say at least for Blue Stacks that it plays nicer with Intel machines. I get frame drops at home, where as at work I don't really. All we need to do is replace his core platform.

This is what I would do if you're not interested in anything else. Use SLOBS and NVNEC (new) and CPU cores won't be an issue.
https://pcpartpicker.com/list/sYMQsk

What specific games do you plan to play, and what hardware options does Nox have these days? I can use up to 8 cores in Bluestacks but it doesn't make much of a difference over 4 or 6.
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