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Comment reply on Forum Topic "New mid-level gaming/streaming build :: Comments/thoughts appreciated!"

  • 4 months ago
  • 0 points

For a build your already spending over 1k, yes. Just make sure its an actual nvme drive and not a sata drive in m.2 format

Comment reply on Forum Topic "How's this upgrade lookin'?"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Supposedly its the same card minus the ray tracing. However nothing is 100% official from nvidia.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Building for Kerbal Space Program"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

If you don't plan on doing a lot of overclocking, the current cpu cooler will do just fine. If you do want to do a decent amount of overclocking, either a beefier air cooler or aio would be recommended.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Building for Kerbal Space Program"

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

It’s not necessarily a matter of vram on the card. The 1060 will do fine with KSS vanilla. If you start adding a whole bunch of mods that effect graphics, it’s hard to say what will be enough.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "CPU Cooler Replacement"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

I also read this. I picked up a gigabyte xtreme for my 9900k. More overkill than what I would recommend, but I’m doing an over the top custom loop build.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "How's this upgrade lookin'?"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

There’s no current time as far as I know. They were inticipated to be released around when the 2060 was coming out.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "CPU Cooler Replacement"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

You need a motherboard with solid VRM.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "CPU Cooler Replacement"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Under ideal conditions, I would say the 360mm radiator would be better for overclocking the 9900k to its max potential with better thermals. That said, you may run into a power delivery limit before you run into a thermal limit. If you don’t plan on doing extreme overclocking, you can get by with the 240mm radiator.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "CPU Cooler Replacement"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

I never said they weren’t. I was giving information on what the OP wanted to look for when shopping for fans.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "How's this upgrade lookin'?"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

The 2070 does not have enough performance under the hood to run ray tracing at a high enough FPS to be usable. Even the 2080 ti struggled with it before they did optimizations to the driver and BF5 after launch.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Building for Kerbal Space Program"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

The 9600k will have good single threaded performance. If your interested, with a better cpu cooler, you can get some pretty good overcloking results from that chip as well to further increase the single threaded performance. The 1060 while a good card, may struggle with lots of graphic enhancement mods especially anything above 1080p.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "CPU Cooler Replacement"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

You can, but fans usually have 2 main purposes, radiator or case fans. You want to make sure you get the right type for the right apppication of optimal cooling. Also, Corsair rgb is proprietary. You can only control Corsair fans with their software and there software only works with Corsair products. Unless you want more than 1 software for rgb, you have to stay in the ecosystem.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "CPU Cooler Replacement"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

If you want something that’s going to sync with the Corsair software, you have to get Corsair fans. For radiators, you want “Static Pressure” fans often abbreviated SP. for case fans, you want “High Airflow” fans often abbriated AF. AF fans move a lot of air quickly but don’t have a lot of pressure behind them. SP fans push the air with far more pressure making them good for pushing air through tight radiator fins.

As for the header on your mobo, rgb headers are usually either 5v (3 pins) or 12v (4 pins). You’ll need to see what the requirement is for the fans you get.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Budget build - australia"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

I don’t know the first thing about graphic design, but Ryzen is a great chip for gaming and multithreaded applications. The 1060 is a good card for high settings/FPS in 1080p.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "budget overwatch/stream ($500 to upgrade)"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Do some research into AMD Ryzen cpus. Best value you can get for streaming and gaming.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First budget PC build for programming"

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Im not very well versed in the coding business, but for just browsing with lots of tabs or writing lines of code, this should be a decent system. Browsers tend to be RAM hogs so 16gb should serve you well. Don’t expect to get much gpu power out of it though.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "How's this upgrade lookin'?"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

As I said on another forum post, the 2070 is decent but not for the price. It comes with a premium for ray tracing which it doesn’t even have the capability of using due to performance issues. You could look towards older gen cards to save some money or see what the 1100 series will offer.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Feedback appreciated"

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

On a quick glance, I don’t see anything major. I will say however, with the 2070 you’re paying a premium for ray tracing which the 2070 (at this point) is not capable of doing. You could look toward older gen cards to save some money or wait for the 1100 series stuff to come out. Regardless of the inflated cost for the ray tracing, it’s still a decent card, just not for the price.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "New Rig for Backtesting, Grin Mining, Civ6"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Look towards Ryzen or threadripper for cpu. Much better price to performance. If you stick to Intel, you’ll need some decent cooling if you plan to overclock the 9900k on all cores.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "monitor is suddenly turned off"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Also try different outputs on the gpu. If all that fails, try a different monitor and see if it also faces the same problem. You could also try re-seating the gpu.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Upgrade advice - pre-built pc"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

What kind of performance are you looking for? 1080p, 1440p? Target FPS and graphics settings?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Upgrade advice - pre-built pc"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Looking to make upgrades in the near future

I hear racing strips and flames are a great investment for more FPS.

What kind of upgrades? What are you looking to do?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Looking for budget 6th gen CPU for my odd motherboard"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Based on the very limited information I was able to find, that board should support socket LGA1151. I wasn’t able to find exactly what generation of cpu it supports but I would say 6/7th gen seems about right. If you can find a used 6700k or 7700k in your price range, that would do you well.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "best motherboard for my build"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

When it comes to Ryzen and overclocking, your not going to be able to get fantastic results as the chips are basically already running at there max. If you do want to experiment with overclocking, you want to look for a motherboard with quality VRM and good cooling for it. Any major manufacture will do unless you plan to try and break records.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "New motherboard memory error"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Have you tried 1 stick of ram in each ram slot? Have you tried each stick of ram you have? Are you installing the ram in the slots per the way the manual says to?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "NANO/Pico PSU : 80W vs 120W vs 150W vs 350W PSU?"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

One thing to consider, if you get a PSU that’s rated exactly or close to your anticipated power draw, it’s going to be running at or near 100% often. This will cause the PSU to degrade faster and if it has a fan, cause the fan to spin. I’d recommend getting something rated at or near double your anticipated keeping your usage at or below 50%. So something in the 200w range.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "R9 390 with 120 mm rad?"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

That entirely depends on how well the air cooler is currently doing at keeping the card cold. In most cases, a custom loop is always going to outperform an air cooler, it just comes down to by how much and if it’s worth the price.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "64 GB of RAM to Use for a RAM Disk"

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Well all I can offer you is my experience playing with RAM disks. Back in the day, I had a great idea to put a Minecraft server on a RAM disk. This was earlier on in the Minecraft craze so it was more common for servers to get laggy quickly. My hypothesis was that a server running on the RAM disk would have little to no lag at all. Upon testing, it certainly did help given the incredible speed of the RAM disk. However, the biggest problem with the RAM disk is well itself. Ram is considered “volatile” memory since anything stored on the ram when the power shuts off is dumped. Under normal circumstances this is ok, there is software that will save/load the RAM disk to an actual drive when you start/shut off the pc. But anything unexpected such as a power outage (or server crash) and anything not saved or backed up is gone.

As for Windows os on a RAM disk, windows would not recognize it as bootable and you wouldn’t even be able to set it up to begin with. RAM disks don’t exist until the computer can start and “mount” or create it (remember ram is volitile and dumps everything when it shuts down).

Even if you could get around that, be ready to lose anything your working on at any time.

I should also mention that you could load programs onto the RAM disk. They will need to be loaded onto the disk every time you start the pc which will take some time, but once in there, you should see some really good speeds.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "monitor is suddenly turned off"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Does the entire computer turn off or just the monitor? Does it happen regularly or randomly? Have you tried using a different cable?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Asus - ROG STRIX Z370-E GAMING Wifi cable too short"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Unless Asus sells replacement cables that are longer, you’d need to splice it and make it longer.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Laptop on a budget"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

$130 budget? Are you ok with something used?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Removing a HDD on a laptop"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Depends on the laptop. Most modern laptops do allow you to remove the back cover to access the storage. You’ll need to lookup if that specific laptop will allow you to do so.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Constant stuttering in FPS Games."

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Have you tried restarting your pc? I’ve seen issues where if I don’t restart my pc every so often, I’ll get a memory leak which will cause a similar stuttering in games. I’ve seen others with windows 10 and similar issues too.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Periodic Humming?"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Could be “coil whine“ or just the sound of the fan motors. A fan getting louder could also be a sign it’s dying and may need to be replaced soon.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Games Crash to Desktop"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you try reseating the cpu as well? Keep in mind, most “monitoring” software tools only record the “outside” temp of the cpu. It’s very possible the cpu internally could be over its thermal limit. I would check the thermal paste application in the cpu and make sure it has good coverage and if possible, use higher quality paste of using cheap paste currently.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Mic Problems"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

What’s your audio setup like? Have you gone into the sound settings and enabled your “playback” and “recording” devices? Are they set as the default device? Is your pc trying to use the monitors onboard speakers instead?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "PC Disconnects from Monitor Randomly"

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Can you explain this more:

I have to do is remove the side panel to get to where the hardware is then turn it on and put the panel back on

What are you turning on? Are you hitting an onboard power switch on the mobo?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Questions about my Motherboard/CPU and Cooling!?"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

This seems very much like you don’t really know what you want and/or what your trying to accomplish. I suggest you start by deciding what your looking for. Start with performance such as 1080p vs 1440p, ultra settings or medium settings, what target FPS your looking for etc. Once you decide the “end game”, start to look through some benchmarks to see what parts come close to what you want.

Because I have the link handy, here’s 35 different games benchmarked with a 1080 ti, 8700k and 2700x in 720p, 1080p, and 1440p.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.techspot.com/amp/review/1655-core-i7-8700k-vs-ryzen-7-2700x/

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Motherboard and Case Recommendations"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Unless you plan on doing something very specific like all m.2 drives or heavy overclocking, any motherboard from a reputable brand will work. When you just need something that will work, it really comes down to what you want.

Same thing goes for the case. The only things you can really screw up on a case is bad cooling (small or lack of vents for good airflow etc) and parts not fitting. PCPP does a pretty good job at checking for compatability. For cooling, look for cases that have good ventilation at least in the front and back if not top and bottom too.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "1080p all high settings build for 144hz gaming"

  • 4 months ago
  • 0 points

If your looking for every setting maxed, 144fps constantly on every title, you’d be looking more towards something like the 1080 ti. That also really depends on how well the games you play are optimized. Here’s some more benchmarks with fancy graphs to look at:

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.techspot.com/amp/review/1655-core-i7-8700k-vs-ryzen-7-2700x/

Comment reply on Forum Topic "New mid-level gaming/streaming build :: Comments/thoughts appreciated!"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

2600 is more than capable of streaming and gaming. Ryzen cpus also come with decent stock coolers. The extra money saved can be put towards a better gpu. I don’t 100% recommend the card I chose here, it’s more of a placeholder for something like the soon to be released 1160 (same architecture without Ray tracing. Should be released at a lower price). That said, if you don’t plan to use ray tracing (which this card doesn’t have enough performance for anyways) it’s still has solid performance in “regular” games.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor $164.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard Gigabyte - X470 AORUS ULTRA GAMING ATX AM4 Motherboard $138.99 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $104.99 @ Newegg Business
Storage Crucial - MX500 250 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $49.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $59.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA - GeForce RTX 2070 8 GB XC ULTRA GAMING Video Card $549.99 @ B&H
Case Phanteks - Eclipse P350X (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $78.98 @ Newegg Business
Power Supply Corsair - TXM Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $73.97 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $98.99 @ B&H
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1320.68
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-01-14 01:29 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "New mid-level gaming/streaming build :: Comments/thoughts appreciated!"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

That very much depends on what resolution your gaming at. Worst case scenario, you may see a 10% FPS difference in 1080p gaming. Anything above 1080p, your going to be more GPU limited and the percentage difference becomes negligible.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Opinion Wanted - Mini Itx Build - 9700k Build vs 2700x Build"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

With any small/itx build thermals are going to be hard because everything that produces heat is on top of one another. Any case that has good positive airflow directed at the components and properly vented out afterwards should do. Keep in mind some of the smaller cases won’t have places to manage cables without being in the way of the fans/airflow.

The Intel build will give you better single threaded performance due to the higher clocks. Also, it’s not that Intel is “easier” to overclock, it’s that there is on average “more room” to overclock. AMD chips are basically already running at their maximum possible clock speed hence why overclock returns are less. For multitasking workloads, the Ryzen build will give you better performance/$. The Intel build will give you the absolute best performance for gaming, at a lower per dollar value.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Selecting parts"

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

The major advantage to freesync (in my opinion at least) is that it’s more widely available among monitors and the technology doesn’t make the monitor cost an extra $200-300. Freesync is just AMDs version of G-Sync which is a very similar technology developed by Nvidia. G-Sync is more expensive to incorporate into the monitor (which increases the cost for consumers) but they tend to be of higher quality as nvidia will work with the manufacturer to make sure the monitor meets their requirements. For the bigger brands that already have good panels and q/c, this isn’t as much of an issue. It’s also worth noting that Nvida recently stated they will begin to support freesync technology with nvidia gpus. Granted, nvidia has only said 12 out of the 400 freesync monitors they tested meet their standards.

As for the parts themselves, the 2600 and a 580 will do nicely for 1080p gaming. If you want to go nvidia and want something more powerful, wait until the 1160 comes out. It’s the same architecture as the 2060 but no ray tracing so the price will be a little lower (at release anyways).

Comment reply on Forum Topic "New mid-level gaming/streaming build :: Comments/thoughts appreciated!"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

For gaming and streaming, I suggest you look into a Ryzen CPU. Much better value for multitasking. Also, if you do go for the Intel, you’ll need something better than that air cooler if you want to get a decent overclock. Either a higher end air cooler like a noctua, or an aio.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Opinions on Build and Full Loop"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

I agree for the scale of the build, worrying about $140 is silly. My main concern with is is not necessarily the $140, but more so how effective a 16 thread cpu can be cooled and overclocked in this setup. The 9700k being only 8 cores/threads will throw off less heat, theoretically making higher overclocks more likely.

As for the mobo, I also agree any decent or better Z390 is capable of decent overclocks with the current gen of Intel cpus. What I’m trying to gauge is will the $600 mobo and it’s improved power phase actually perform better than a board like the Hero with a Monoblock to cool the vrm. It’s going to be in an open air case, so I can’t do much in regards to air flow with case fans. But that will prevent excess heat from building up around the cpu and the VRMs.

The gigabyte boards do look good, but they have their own propriety rgb controller software and there isn’t enough of a difference I can see to justify getting them over Asus.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "opinions on this build"

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

1080p? 1440p? 4K?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First time builder. Just wanted opinions on the build for my gaming pc i plan too build"

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Budget? Resolution? Framerate target? What games?

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