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Comment reply on Forum Topic "This Laptop is available at a nearby walmart for $479.99."

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

not great, not bad

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Opinions for mid range pc build $1500"

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

motherboard is way overkill. a $150 motherboard will really do everything you need. same with cooler, as you can get a noctua D15 for roughly half the price.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "10 tips for gaming pc builds (late 2018)"

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

gt1030 doesn't make sense to me. 2200g/2400g are a great value for light gaming. but if building a rig with a dedicated gpu, may as well go 1080p and get a 1050.

overall solid list.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "10 tips for gaming pc builds (late 2018)"

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

because its an opinion about parts.

and those parts are often mentioned and asked about in this forum

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Sythe Mugen 5 Rev. B CPU Cooler"

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

own it. comes with one fan. its quiet. it looks good. it cools well.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Make it so people can hear only my voice through my mic"

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

move the mic closer to you and reduce the mic volume.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What to look for in a mic?"

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

condenser vs dynamic is probably the most important difference. most budget ones are probably condenser

background noise rejection, proximity effect, and whether it leans low or high pitched in tone are factors too

that, and hear audio tests.

otherwise raw specs and numbers on paper dont mean much.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Good $60-70 Mic"

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

Samson meteor

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Choosing SSD for first time gaming itx build"

  • 17 months ago
  • 2 points

nvme benefits are incremental at best for most tasks, and probably non-existent for gaming compared to a regular ssd.

more capacity > nvme

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Will a 550w PSU be enough for a i5-8400 and RX 580?"

  • 17 months ago
  • 2 points

my friend uses a gtx 1080 ti and an i5-7600k on a 500w psu just fine. so yes in general psu specs are inflated

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What RAM speed is the sweet spot for a Ryzen 2600X"

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

2666-3000 mhz probably.

law of diminishing returns beyond that honestly

Comment reply on Forum Topic "AMD vs. Nvidia"

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

VRAM is mostly overrated for video cards (at least for gaming) because at the end of the day, it comes down to how fast the processor itself is. More VRAM will allow you to run more graphical effects, but only if the card itself is capable of it. This is particularly the problem I see with the 6 GB version of the 1060 versus the 3 GB (for the price difference). Yes, the 6 GB version also does have a +10% faster GPU. But a card that's made for 1080p gaming on Ultra settings or 1440p gaming on Medium settings isn't going to be consuming that much VRAM anyway. You would need to game at settings and resolutions the card doesn't have enough horsepower to handle just to reach it.

In some cases, the card with more VRAM also gets an slightly upgraded processor, but otherwise it comes down on price to performance. Check out real benchmarks based on framerates. A card may be $80 more expensive, with double the VRAM, but if it only gives you like 8 more frames per second on game, doesi t matter?

To drastically over simplify the VRAM as an analogy. If you were only buying a few things at the grocery store, would you care if you had a large cart or a small one?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Suggestions for Upgrades?"

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

I dont have any problems with the psu though. No need to upgrade right away

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Got a legal settlement. I want to upgrade my PC. What should I get?"

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

if i get the itx motherboard, will i likely be able to put a Ryzen 5 3600 or Ryzen 7 4700 in it?

h200/h200i looks like an excellent choice for a case overall, but i had always wanted to build a very tiny pc inside something like a dan sfx or loque ghost. should i settle on h200i now and then downsize the case again in a few years. or do i just hold out and wait?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First gaming pc $1000"

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

monitor should be a big part of the budget. in all honesty, a lot of the hardware specs are overrated. ultra settings really dont make a huge difference. but if your gaming, it doesnt matter how much work the cpu and gpu are putting out if you dont have a monitor that can see all of it.

i would recommend a 1440p IPS monitor 27+ inches.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First gaming pc $1000"

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

It is a stretch to get a monitor, keyboard and mouse (and buy a non-free version of Windows) all for $1000 while building a full PC. But you can definitely shop for deals.

  • Ryzen 5 1600 (comes with cooler)
  • GTX 1060 (3GB)
  • Cheapest 250 GB SSD you can find from Crucial, Kingston, etc.
  • 8 GB of DDR4 RAM
  • Fractal Design and Cooler Master make good budget cases
  • Motherboard (spend about $80) - find one with good reviews.

Mouse - Logitech G603

Comment reply on Forum Topic "AMD vs. Nvidia"

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

Whatever offers the most horsepower for the price. Either brand is fine, but at the moment's AMD's cards are still inflated in price.

GTX 1060 (3GB)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Moore's law - PLEASE RESPONSES I'VE GOT 1 DAY FOR THIS!!!"

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

not dead yet, but steadily dying

Comment reply on Forum Topic "i5 8600 vs i5 8600k"

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

if you're looking for 100+ fps, yes. otherwise, no

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Cheapest 1070ti vs most expensive 1070: which do I go for?"

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

different versions of the same card are going to perform mostly the same

budget 1070 ti >> most expensive 1070 for sure

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Should I go for Intel i7-8700 or Ryzen 7 2700x if the i7 is $80 cheaper?"

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

theyre different structurally but they will get the same tasks done to a similar degree

2700x is probably better for workstation purposes but not probably not like 25% better.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Should I go for Intel i7-8700 or Ryzen 7 2700x if the i7 is $80 cheaper?"

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

Should I go for Intel i7-8700 or Ryzen 7 2700x if the i7 is $80 cheaper?

Yes. They are more or less very similar.

Comment reply on Novajosky's Completed Build: Ryzen 2700x beastmaster! Work and play machine!

  • 19 months ago
  • 4 points

hes 100% right , but couldve been nicer about it

Comment reply on Forum Topic "2nd Generation Ryzen 3"

  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

AMD launches to the market that has the most demand for it first, I think.

With the initial Ryzen launch, they went with the 7 first because they needed to demonstrate they can beat out Intel. Then they trickled down to the budget markets.

With this launch, the primary concern was unaffordable graphics cards so 2200G made sense

Comment reply on Forum Topic "2nd Generation Ryzen 3"

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

AMD basically realized that the market is split on two ends. The high end and the low-end. If you're on a tight budget, you need integrated graphics. If you're on a high budget, chances are, you are going to use a video card anyway, and integrated graphics are a waste.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "8gb or 16gb"

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

but how many additional frames are gained in using 16 gb as opposed to 8. some programs use up as much ram as they can because they can, but the performance gain on buying more ram is negligible.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "8gb or 16gb"

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

what game uses more than 6gb of ram.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "any recommendations on a cooler for i7-8700k"

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

i have this and its great. silent

Comment reply on Forum Topic "8gb or 16gb"

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

for gaming, 8. 16 is a waste.

go with 1x8gb if you plan on keeping your system for several years tho

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Don't buy video cards right now. (April 2018)"

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

i dont know but i do see cards falling down a bit more more in value over the next few weeks due to mining seloffs

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Sweetspot for each PC Part?"

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

1080p is size is small or 144 hz is a priority. 1440p is noticeably better otherwise.

3tb hdd's are just like 10-15 more than 2tb

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Cryptocurrency mining is a contributing factor, but not the main cause of video card price increases."

  • 20 months ago
  • 0 points

AMD just stated the crypto's made up like 5-9% of their revenue. Doesn't sound like the majority. I understand there's also the CPU market, but I'd expect it to be like at least 15-20% if it were really a dominating force.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Cryptocurrency mining is a contributing factor, but not the main cause of video card price increases."

  • 20 months ago
  • -1 points

Increases of price happen both because of lower supply and higher demand. The increase of demand is comprised of three markets: gamers, miners and mobiles.

Yes, if miner all stopped mining, it would go down. If gamers sold their cards and just decided to be happy with their PS4, it would go down too. If people didn't constantly buy new tablets and new phones every year, there would be less pressure on the processor manufacture as well.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Cryptocurrency mining is a contributing factor, but not the main cause of video card price increases."

  • 20 months ago
  • 0 points

Yes, miners are buying way more cards, but there are way more PC gamers than cryptocurrency investors. Even looking at the numbers of social media, Youtube, forums, there is way more volume in PC gaming than before. It's created a whole market of ostentatious gear we've seen less of prior.

A lot of things rose in 2017. Mobile market drove up RAM/VRAM. Cryptocurrencies exploded. PC gaming niche grew a lot. Blaming miners for this problem is every bit as fallacious as blaming a federal budget deficit on one program.

It's pointless to blame one or the other. Both are a major contributing factor mathematically. People are free to cast one side as the enemy and one side as the good side, one as the rightful market and the other as the invader, but both sides push up. And the main problem is that NVidia and AMD have downplayed for the whole past year saying that they wouldn't change their production pattern for something as volatile as the crypto market.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Cryptocurrency mining is a contributing factor, but not the main cause of video card price increases."

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

yes, it's both supply and demand. there are various contributing factors - not one main cause. on the supply side, it's gpu and ram manufacturing. on the demand side, it's both gamers and miners. to say on purpose of using the cards is the cause would be exercising bias.

of course, the crypto crash is going to reduce gpu prices. but i'm sure many people are going to be shocked that gpu prices are still high even with mining out the picture. unfortunately, building a new plant takes time

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Daily Desktop"

  • 20 months ago
  • 0 points

he using ubuntu and not playing games.

why are yall giving him 8700k and gtx 1070+

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Opinions on PC list"

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

cpu and cooler are good. i have them mobo is good

ram is good for workstation, maybe excessive for gaming

ssd is good

you can get 3tb hdd for not much more

dont buy gpu now wait a month

dont pay windows 10 retail price

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Another edit, another round of advice I DON'T UNDERSTAND VIDEO CARDS"

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

build looks good mostly.

at budget price range, air coolers will probably be better than liquid.

power supply is overkill. 500w ios plenty for ur build.

3gb version of 1060 is like 95% as good, so 6gb version isnt as good of a value.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "on its way but thinking about upgrading mobo.... maybe others?"

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

what is it for. its overkill for gaming. good for workstation

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First workstation."

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

video card isnt nearly as important as cpu. u could prob get away with a 1070 no problem.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Ryzen vs Intel"

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

ryzen 7 is great for workstation, but not much (if any) better than ryzen 5 or intels cpu's for games.

id wait for gen 2 of ryzen.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "In 2018, 8GB is still enough for most people."

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

iPhone 4 user right here haha

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Tips for buying a Keyboard"

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

For touch-typing, I ,mostly agree, though occasionally a millesecond glance to help calibrate the positioning of the hands can be helpful.

For gaming, OS commands and creative applications, where you don't have the feedback of typing to see where your hands exactly are, I'd rather not risk pressing the wrong button.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Tips on Buying a Gaming Mouse"

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

2) grip is just preference, there is no best grip

Agreed. I will say from personal experience though that Fingertip grip is the worst (apart from sheer portability) due to the lack of support it provides. Claw grip can be useful for wrist aiming though.

3) an on the fly dpi switcher is not the useful for most people, since you very rarely change dpi mid game.

This I will disagree with. Different games benefit from different DPI settings. Even within the same game, in action games, players may want lower sensitivity for mid-range combat to improve aim, but higher sensitivity in close-range combat to improve mobility. Or a game like Overwatch (Winston benefits from more DPI than McCree, generally).

8) most good high quality mice are above 50$

When factoring the gamer tax, yes. You need to spend $90 in the RGB gaming world to get $60 of quality.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "450W enough for this build?? (Intel 8400/1060 6GB)"

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

considering you're not overclocking the cpu and your gpu only consumes like 100-150w, you should be fine.

psu calculators like to err on the side of caution.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Why are FX processors still going for so much money?"

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm suspecting it's more of a supply limitation than a demand increase.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "i7 8700 vs 8700K"

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

yes

Comment reply on Forum Topic "16 or 32gb RAM"

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

damn. i wanna live in your apartment. lol

Comment reply on Forum Topic "16 or 32gb RAM"

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

try 16. see how it works. if you're not happy, get more. no reason to spend $160 you may not need to spend.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "8gb or 16gb?"

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

try 8. see how it works. if you'e not happy. get 16.

for gaming, gpu > ram

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