skeetre
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Last seen 8 months ago.
AMD
RX 570 - Excellent 2 years ago.
Graphics Cards

— For the money, this is hands down the best graphics card out there. $140 easy, for $160 you can find an 8gb version.

Nvidia
GTX 1080-Ti - Good 2 years ago.
Graphics Cards

— Awesome card, but dated, and too many fan bois that think it's still better than the RTX 2080. And it's over priced. And no Ray Tracing/DLSS.

Nvidia
RTX 2080 - Excellent 2 years ago.
Graphics Cards

— It consistently out performs the 1080 Ti and now has a better price. And it's got Ray Tracing and DLSS.

Intel
Core i7-8086K - Excellent 2 years ago.
Processors

— When it was on sale it was only a tiny bit more than the 8700K, and comes stock with higher default single core speed. Generally overclocks higher without much work too. You have to give it some props for nostalgia too. I mean 40th Anniversary of the 8086. 5+ GHz official speed. People are saying $60-$100 more than 8700K... but when I bought, it was anywhere from $20-$40 more. Which to me is worth it, to them, maybe not. To each their own, but some will pay much higher to have a guaranteed 5GHz clock speed. I can run 5.2 on all cores 24/7 so I'm happy paying extra.

The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-11400F $210Nvidia RTX 3060-Ti $400Crucial MX500 250GB $50
Intel Core i5-11600K $255Nvidia RTX 3070 $500Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $78
Intel Core i5-10600K $210Nvidia RTX 3080 $700Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $50
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $79SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $30Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $102SanDisk Extreme 32GB $28
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $649SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $16
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