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Comment reply on Forum Topic "There needs to be a Titan V CEO Edition on this site"

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I was going to object based on the card not being available for sale at any PCPP-supported retailers... but it is.

So I guess you can try putting in a request in the Part Additions & Corrections forum.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Looking for a case to finish my build"

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/products/compare/r2QRsY,Hwkj4D,8JNv6h,G766Mp/

There are a lot of options. It'd be helpful if you gave us a few preferences or specifications.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Compatibility with RTX 2060 SUPER"

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

It's a modern discrete GPU and a modern ATX motherboard. Frankly, it's harder to find an incompatible combination of those than it is to find a compatible one.

Graphics cards use PCIe x16 interfaces, and virtually every ATX motherboard will have at least one PCIe x16 slot. Compatibility is more of a concern when it comes to fitting the graphics card inside of a given computer case.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "I need help finding an alternative to the Sapphire Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB PULSE"

  • 3 months ago
  • 3 points

Are you looking for a different GPU, or a different 5700 XT graphics card?

The 5700 XT's closest competitor is the RTX 2070 Super; it's a marginally more powerful GPU, but costs $100 more. The 2060 Super is the same MSRP as the 5700 XT, but it's not as powerful.

If you want a different card, MSI, Gigabyte, and Powercolor have launched their own 5700 XT models (in the US, at least).

But there are many more models that have yet to be launched, and ones that have are very low in stock, making them difficult to acquire. I'd suggest waiting a couple of weeks and asking then.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "CoolerMaster MasterCase H500M"

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

The H500M is a fairly unique case. If you're really set on the aesthetics and have no issues with the price, go for it.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "CoolerMaster MasterCase H500M"

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes. Cooler Master's product page lists 3x 120mm fan and 360mm radiator support at the front of the H500.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "My Laptop is stupid"

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Thermal throttling is a likely culprit, as others have stated.

Lack of VRAM is another possible issue. Do you get framerate drops in any game, or only in certain ones? Do they occur is specific scenarios in the game(s)?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "How many fans? PC-011 Dynamic vs RoG ED."

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

It depends on what the rest of the system contains. In general, yes: after a certain point, adding more fans will give diminishing returns in cooling performance. But in some configurations, adding more fans can actually lower performance. Also, populating every fan slot on an O11 would make for a very loud PC.

Side note: the O11 does not have a mounting point for fans at the rear of the case. There is a vent at the rear that you might be able to fit 92mm or 80mm fans in, but that isn't listed as a feature on Lian Li's product page.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "CoolerMaster MasterCase H500M"

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

200mm fans can't generate the high static pressure of smaller fans, so they're not a good fit for most radiators. But the two 200mm fans in the H500 are the primary selling point of the case, and represent a large chunk of its price. If you aren't going to use them, you're better off getting something else.

If you want to use the H500, I recommend keeping the 200mm fans at the front of the case as intake, and putting the radiator at the top of the case as exhaust.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "100$ Red and black case?"

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Phanteks may have pulled a Q300L, unfortunately.

The P350X could fit the OP's specifications, they just have to set the case's RGB LEDs to red.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "HELP! I’m graphics card stumped!"

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

What's your budget for the graphics card, and what kind of display will you use it on (resolution, refresh rate)?

If you're able and willing to pay for it, you can get a 2080 TI. Nothing else comes close to it, at least not in the mainstream consumer market.

Otherwise you can go with an RTX 2070 Super or RX 5700 XT, for a much better price-to-performance ratio.

If you go used, you can get an even better value out of a 1080 TI.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Did i damage my pc or 2080 Ti Rtx?"

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

This won't cause any problems.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "ATX mid tower portability"

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Would it be crazy to try to carry essentially down a flight of stairs, to a car, and up a flight of stairs about every 6 weeks?

It wouldn't be crazy, just unnecessarily difficult and not recommended.

I'm worried about making sure that the parts I buy would fit.

With careful component selection, small form factor ITX cases are perfectly capable of housing high-performance systems.

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-9400F 2.9 GHz 6-Core Processor $142.89 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler Noctua NH-L9i 33.84 CFM CPU Cooler $39.95 @ Amazon
Motherboard EVGA H370 Stinger Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard $144.00 @ Amazon
Memory Team Vulcan 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $61.99 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial MX500 1 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $109.99 @ Adorama
Video Card MSI GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER 8 GB GAMING X Video Card $429.99 @ Amazon
Case Silverstone SG13 Mini ITX Tower Case $57.99 @ B&H
Power Supply Corsair CXM (2015) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply $59.99 @ Walmart
Case Fan Noctua NF-A15 PWM 140 mm Fan $21.95 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1068.74
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-08-18 18:17 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Phanteks P600S"

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, fans are connected to the fan hub, then the fan hub connects to the motherboard.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Good Mid Tower Case"

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd recommend these as possible alternatives.* But the H500M fits the specifications you listed just as well.

*I know the O11 Dynamic is listed as a full tower, but it's comparable to mid towers in actual dimensions.

With an airflow-focused case noise minimization requires good fan selection and manually tuning fan curves. However, done properly, such cases can achieve noise performance close to silence-focused cases at a given price point.

The H500M comes with very good 200mm front fans, but is also the most expensive of the cases listed. Even including the price of high-performance, low-noise aftermarket fans, the recommended cases will come in at lower prices.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "NH-D15S"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

As long as your motherboard is properly secured to your case and you follow the cooler's installation instructions, no.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "2070 Super VS 2080 TI"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

For the record: a 1080p image does well scaled up to 4k, as it's a clean 1:2 conversion.1440p scales to 4K at a ratio of 1:1.5138888889. This will introduce artifacting as neighboring pixels in the image will have to be averaged with each other to fit into the pixels on the display.

On a 4K display, I'd recommend running games at 1080p and bumping up anti-aliasing settings instead of running them at 1440p.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Hyper 212 black rgb thermal paste"

  • 4 months ago
  • 3 points

The paste that comes with it is fine. More expensive thermal paste will only lower cpu temps by a few degrees, at best.

You'd get a larger performance increase if you returned the 212 and bought a better cooler using the refund money combined with what you would've spent on thermal paste.

But the performance increase would still be marginal, and there's nothing terribly wrong with the 212. So you don't have to bother with that.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Ideas to increase cooling in SFF cases?"

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

I love the SG13 and have used it in several builds. I avoid housing higher-end components in it because of the airflow restrictions you're describing.

You can try flipping the PSU so the fan faces down into the motherboard, turning it into exhaust for the entire case. Only do that if you're confident that your PSU can handle some extra heat running through it.

You can increase fan speed on the case fan and graphics card, but that increase in airflow comes at the cost of higher noise levels. Installing a new, more powerful fan is also an option. Even then, the performance improvement will be marginal at best

For major airflow improvement, you'd have to resort to modding (cut a hole in the front panel to increase air intake) or migrate the system into a new case.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Can I use HP Pavilion components on a new motherboard?"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

You shouldn't have any problems. Motherboards are usually the only component in a pre-built system that will be outside of standards. Everything else should transfer over.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Lian-Li PC-O11 Dynamic"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

My mistake. What I said about it being awkward still stands, though.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Single fan AIOs"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Case?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Lian-Li PC-O11 Dynamic"

  • 4 months ago
  • -1 points

...eatx motherboards overlapped a bit past the motherboard tray. How much of an issue would this be?

I have an EATX board inside and I had no issues; the motherboard fits just fine.

Will it block any of the cable management threading holes?

No.

Also im wondering if it has air filters

It does. It comes with 3 magnetic dust filters and one non- magnetic filter to cover all of the ventilation ports on the case.

to reach the filter on the bottom you had to turn the case on its side

You don't have to, it just makes it somewhat easier. The bottom filter is the non-magnetic one, and doesn't have any kind of support frame to keep it straight and guide it into its slot, making reinstallation of the filter awkward while the case is right-side up.

If you use the bottom vent as exhaust or simply not put any fans there, you should rarely - if ever - need to clean that filter.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Dark Base Pro 900 Rev. 2 Upgrade"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Glass gets as dusty as acrylic. TG panels are just more resistant to scratching.

...and add weight to the case and give manufacturers and retailers an excuse to charge more.

Anyways, if dust is collecting on the acrylic panel you have now, it will still collect on the TG panel you replace it with. You have to do something to reduce the dust around the computer; dust the area regularly and/or put an air purifier nearby.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Bang for buck, function over form suggestions please"

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

The Silverstone RL06 has excellent ventilation, comes with three 120mm fans stock, and MSRPs for 75 USD. That's my go-to for a performance- and value-focused ATX case.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "G-Sync and FreeSync Monitor Question"

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

Note that you can use either brand on any given monitor.

An AMD card will work fine on a Gsync monitor, you just won't be able to use the Gsync function.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Hot(ish) CPU"

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Definitely reinstall the cooler, and apply new thermal paste. If your friend pulled the cooler off of his system, the paste still sticking to the cooler will be insufficient.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Replacing PC case"

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

there are 2 front fans, 1 bottom fan(that will be intake fans), 2 top fans and 1 rear fan(that will be exhaust fans), which feels like the optimal airflow to me, can also try 4 intake and 2 exhaust.

You do not need six fans to cool your system inside that case. The two fans the case comes with will most likely be sufficient. If not, you'll only need to add one case fan, tops.

What do you guys think? It that case ok? Any other recommendations?

It's not a terribly bad case. But it's an old design; you can get a newer case that costs less and/or has better features.

I'd recommend the Fractal Design Focus G

It has a 5.25" external drive slot, good airflow, and comes with two fans.

Other options that meet your criteria:

Fractal Design Core 1100

Cooler Master MasterBox E300L

The cases I listed above are all mATX mini towers. Is there any particular reason you chose an ATX mid tower (Spec-03)? Your motherboard is mATX, so you only have to check your graphics card length to make sure it fits in an mATX case.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is the DanCase A4 really all that?"

  • 14 months ago
  • 4 points

It's subjective. For some, building the most compact possible custom gaming PC while maintaining performance in a very distinctly styled case is completely worth $200.

If you aren't sure if you're one of those people, buy a (relatively) cheap ITX case like the SG13, CM Elite 130, or Fractal Core 500 to build a system in first. If you really like the smaller form factor, but want better aesthetics, make back the $35-50 (if you're in the US), and buy the A4.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Best GPU Brand?"

  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points

There is no such thing.

Different brands bring different things to the table, and you should never put too much trust in any one brand.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "How long til gtx 1060 is gtx 1050?"

  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points

If you don't play any new games from this point on, then never.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Heard about GPU and Motherboard voltage incompability..."

  • 17 months ago
  • 2 points

The PCIe interfaces on modern motherboards are completely standardized.

That board is very new and has a perfectly fine PCIe 3.0 x16 slot. You have very little to worry about when plugging that card into it.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "4K, 60fps Gaming + Autodesk Revit, AutoCAD PC GPU Recommendations"

  • 17 months ago
  • 2 points

GeForce cards are as good if not better than Quadros for Revit. Revit doesn't benefit from double-precision, which is the main reason to get a Quadro card.

A Titan V is more powerful than a 1080 Ti, but at an increased cost.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Front and side panel glass case"

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

Thermaltake Core P90

Might not be what you're looking for, but it does technically meet your specifications.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "would this cooler work with an RX 460 xfx single fan"

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

1) Ask Arctic Customer support, they're your best bet for a definive answer.

2) Why are you trying to install a $50 aftermarket cooler onto a card worth $100?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Upgrade to ryzen from haswell?"

  • 18 months ago
  • 2 points

My main question is, even if I lose some single core performance, would the 6 cores and DDR4 seem snappier in general OS and web browsing?

Not by a meaningful margin.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Why do people buy crazy-expensive graphics cards anyway?"

  • 18 months ago
  • 2 points

1) If you can run all of your games at max settings on your monitor with a 1050 Ti, that's great. But there are games other people play where that doesn't happen.

2) It isn't necessary to play most games, but it's nice to have.

3) There are things you can do with a computer besides gaming where expensive and/or multiple graphics cards are necessary.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Defect"

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPP doesn't support image in posts.

You have to upload them to an image hosting site and then link it here.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "CPU Intensive Graphics"

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Open-world games tend to tax CPUs more than other genres. They usually involve lots of non-graphical calculations: AI, physics, world persistence, etc.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "gtx 1080ti SHAKING MY DESK"

  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

Sounds like a damaged/defective fan. You can try replacing the fan or shroud entirely.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Best 1080ti deal right now?"

  • 19 months ago
  • 3 points

Listen to Radox-0.

Don't base hardware choices on brand name only. You're only hurting yourself when you do that.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Cheap graphics card"

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Hold on. LEDMOMO isn't an Nvidia board partner, either.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "How wide is ddr3?"

  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

It's the same exact width as the memory slots on your motherboard.

If the case can fit your motherboard, it can fit your memory.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "NEW MONITORS COMING OUT LETS GOOOOOO"

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

whose ready for 4k gsync 144hz HDRRRR10???????

GPUs aren't.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What is the difference?"

  • 19 months ago
  • 4 points

The Aorus has a slightly better cooler and pretty lights.

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