morphine wrote:If your budget can actually stretch to a 1070 I'd definitely take that option instead. Else I'd just stay where you are right now (580 8GB)
biffzinker wrote:Another thermal compound worth consideration is Arctic's MX-4. https://www.arctic.ac/us_en/mx-4.html
I'd stay away from applying any liquid metal TIM to your heatsink/heat spreader or else your going to have a heck of time cleaning it off.
Edit: I had Coollaboratory Liquid Ultra applied to the heatspreader, and heatsink. Ended up having to use sandpaper to clean off the spots it fused to both surfaces even with the nickel plating. Also ate off the lettering etched by Intel in the heatspreader.
ALiLPinkMonster wrote:Personally, I wouldn't consider buying an RX Vega card until I can get one with a good cooler on it.
Chrispy_ wrote:If a 185W, $399 GTX 1070 beater with Freesync sounds appealing, the Vega 56 at MSRP is a great buy.
DrDominodog51 wrote:Ryzen benefits greatly from increased memory frequency. Upping the ram to a 3200 MHz kit like this should provide a decent performance boost.
Chrispy_ wrote:I wouldn't overclock Vega; Even if you can match the 1080 it's too hot and noisy at those speeds and voltages.