Personal Battle Station
My current personal "battle station" (to quote the kids these days).
This current build is for my normal productivity work and gaming. I
picked to CPU to help with compiling projects for work. If I was
primarily just gaming on this system I would have gone with a Ryzen
I was able to get a Geforce 3070. It was a impulse buy due to the
COVID-19 pandemic. I was able to get one from Best Buy shortly after
they came out, it was blind luck getting it. I'm still not totally
sold on ray tracing. The 3070 can run games at a high frame rate at
1080p, but at any higher resolution, frames start to get dropped.
DLSS is pretty good. Cyberpunk 2077 runs with all the ray
tracing effects turned on at 1440p. However games running
natively at 1440p with ray tracing turned off look much clearer. I'm
not sure if this is the lighting effects, or the effect of the "AI
^decorated with street art Stickers^
I have been building gaming PCs since I was in middle school. I got
the itch when my Dad brought home a 2x CD-ROM drive/Sound Blaster 16
combo, and we played the CD-ROM version of Space Quest 4. A few
systems I've built:
- Pentium II 400 MHZ, 32 MB of RAM, S3 Savage 4, Sound Blaster
Live! This was then updated to a GeForce 2 MX and a PIII 450mhz.
- AMD K6-233, Diamond Monster 3d, some random S3 2d graphics card,
sound blaster 16. up to 16 MB of ram.
- AMD 5x86 133 (their branded 486 DX4), 2x CD-Rom, Sound Blaster
16, 4-16 MB of ram.
- Various Athlon t-bird/Athlon xp systems.
- Too many systems for friends.