New Desktop PC Opinions.

Hello there, i hope im at the correct forum for these type of staff.

My current PC is near its death, and since its old, and i would very likely need to change the motherboard, i would like to upgrade at the same time.

Here is the catch though, i always had AMD (since they came out)! I decided to upgrade with a DDR4 system, (i have DDR3 now) and i'm kinda in big depths when it comes to what i wanna do now, cause i would be likely switching to INTEL.

I went to amazon and found some parts which i think would be ideal for me , since im a Gamer, (MMORPG mostly but still playing some csgo, LoL, pubg here and there).

Here is what i found that are to my liking:

Corsair Graphite Series 760T V2 = 165€/194$
Asus ROG Maximus IX Hero Gaming Mainboard = 209€/246$
Intel Core i7–7700 K 4,2 GHz = 289€/340$
Corsair Hydro H100i V2 = 115€/135$
Corsair Vengeance LPX 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 2400MHz = 84€/99$

The Memory will 1x8GB for starters and then ill buy one more to go to 16GB asap.

Also im using Legitimate Windows 10 Silly.

What i want from you guys (if you have the time), is an evaluation of the parts i listed above, Other recommendations you may have being better (or more experienced) than me on these stuff, and ofc anything else you may or may not wanna share.

Thank you very much for your time.
Looking forward for your replies.


P.S. You think i would need New SSD/HDD too? i have mine for about 2 years (SSD) and 5-6 years (HDD)

P.S.2 For all these stuff to work as ive listed them up there, what kind of PSU i would need?

EDIT: Forgot to add that im most likely keeping my GPU, AMD R9 380 Gaming 4G and not buying a new one at this time.

Thnx again!

Post was last edited on May 20, 2018 3:53 PM PDT

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Shop for a 600w single rail unit.

Look at the corsair and evga models.

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I have the Corsair CX-600, i am not sure it will be enough for that setup

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About that.

Use a PSU or power calculation web site and as long as there is a single +12V RAIL, done.

As to Legit W10, I've found folk screaming about the new terms. Most bought W10 licenses fail to activate on the new machine. You have to call in and BE VERY CAREFUL WHAT YOU SAY. HERE'S THE MAGIC REASON YOU HAVE TO USE:

"My motherboard failed and now this." I need a new activation for my W10.

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Round numbers


So unless you have a boat load of other stuff installed in the machine a 600w single rail psu should be fine.

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Why leave AMD? Especially now with Intel's Meltdown....

....vulnerability? There is no fix for the Intel Meltdown flaw. AMD is not vulnerable to Meltdown. They've issued some patches, had to recall some due to creating more problem than it solved. Only newly designed (yet in future) processors will correct the problem, one which AMD processors don't face. The fixes have resulted in slowdowns sometimes as large as 20% on the Intel processors.


And the problems continue, from Today May 21, 2018



AMD processors aren’t affected by the Meltdown bug. Chips from Intel, AMD, and ARM are susceptible to Spectre attacks. AMD says its hardware has “near zero” risk to one Spectre variant because of the way its chip architecture is designed, but AMD CPUs can still fall prey to another Spectre flaw.

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I bet they'll be using it for home.
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Into The Wild


"Researchers at AV-TEST, an independent organization that tests antimalware and security software, announced this week they had discovered 139 samples of malware that "appear to be related to recently reported CPU vulnerabilities." While the good news is that most of the malware samples appear to be based on previously published proof-of-concepts from security researchers, the bad news is that AV-TEST's latest findings show the number of unique samples has risen sharply in recent weeks.

The organization had previously reported the discovery of 77 unique samples of Meltdown and Spectre malware on January 17. At that time, AV-TEST said via Twitter that all identified samples were "original or modified PoC code" and that the majority of the samples were for Spectre rather than Meltdown. AV-TEST posted another update on Jan. 23 showing the unique malware samples had risen to 119.

Andreas Marx, CEO of AV-TEST, told SearchSecurity he believes malware authors are still in the "research phase" of developing attacks based on Meltdown and Spectre. "Most of the samples appear to be recompiled/extended versions of the POCs," Marx said via email. "Interestingly, for various platforms like Windows, Linux and MacOS. Besides this, we also found the first JavaScript POC codes for web browsers like Internet Explorer, Chrome or FireFox in our database now.""


Now, Connor Forrest at Tech Republic is reporting that a Total Meltdown exploit has been made available to the public. A cybersecurity researcher and penetration tester going by the name of XPN posted details of the exploit on his blog and posted the code to GitHub. XPN says that he posted the exploit code purely for those “looking to learn about exploitation techniques rather than simply providing a ready to fire exploit.”
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This just in. Intel, AMD and ARM in new bypass bug.
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Not a problem if using updated Linux kernel with retpoline
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This bug is newer than your link.
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Yes, it seems so.
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That's the right stuff.

Patch is very fresh. Hot out of the oven hot. Should be interesting to read about fallout.

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I'll let you know later.

I have to reboot for upgrade to take effect. The one update that requires it is kernel upgrades. My system is still based on 14.04 LTS version of Mint, aka version 17.3, so will be using the 3.13.0-149.199 (Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, USN 3655-1) updated fixed kernel, seems the 4.17 is for later versions.

16:19:14 up 5 days, 12 min, 2 users, load average: 1.43, 1.30, 1.32

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Back up

So far all seems well.

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from terminal checked, and report is;

dir /sys/devices/system/cpu/vulnerabilities
meltdown spec_store_bypass spectre_v1 spectre_v2

cat /sys/devices/system/cpu/vulnerabilities/spec_store_bypass
Not affected

grep . /sys/devices/system/cpu/vulnerabilities/*
Not affected

Not affected

OSB (observable speculation barrier, Intel v6)

Full AMD retpoline

So, now fully patched. Gotta love Linux!

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