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  1. Since I just got my new laptop, I'm looking for a wireless keyboard & mouse combo since I mainly want to run it through my TV. Something middle-of-the-road, doesn't need to be fancy. How many mouse buttons etc. is kind of a middle ground standard these days for games? Let me know what you recommend.
  2. I want to spend around $1,000.00, maybe like $1,300.00 at most. I plan to use it heavily for VR, and would like it to play AAA games at 4k/60fps, etc. I've been out of the loop on which brands, etc. are the best or most popular lately. Any thoughts?
  3. So I've just gotten RMA approval for my 1080ti and it's crashing shenanigans. I have two options for the return, either I send it in and they send me a replacement after they get it, or I pay for the replacement and get it sent to me first, then get refunded after they get my current card. I'm guessing this will either mean around two weeks without a decent GPU (I'd have to slot in an old AMD card I still have to be able to use my PC in the interim) or I'd be out somewhere around $700 for two to three weeks. Has anyone had to do this before, can you share your experience?
  4. Nvidia Ampere Purportedly 50% Faster Than Turing At Half The Power Consumption Rumours begin for Ampere -- suggesting a large step forward.
  5. There is a gsync option for just fullscreen or for fullscreen and windowed. To me, it isn't obvious which option I should pick for borderless window gaming. This is controlled by the application of course. I don't use a third party program for this.
  6. are the 20X0 series just $100 more than their 10X0 counterpart? I usually buy nvidia's X070 series for about $400 but now that X060 series cost that much for the super version.
  7. According to a slide we received today, AMD will launch Ryzen 9 3950X as world’s first 16-core mainstream processor. The slide basically "confirms” the speculation which began at Ryzen 3000 announcement at Computex.
  8. I was planning a new build with Nvidia Ampere before Cyberpunk 2077 releases in April. Because Ampere most likely won't come out until June, I need a GPU as a stop gap between now and Ampere's release. I'm using a 660Ti with an Intel 2500k so PC gaming has been a little rough, I've just been avoiding it. I'm looking for a good 1080p card now to play my backlog then in April, when I make a new PC build, I plan on jumping to 1440p. Think an RTX 2060 would work well for me as a stop gap between now and when a 2080 equivalent Ampere comes out? I was also considering an RTX 2070 and waiting until 2021 maybe. Cyberpunk 2077 at maybe 1440p 60fps is the end goal. There have been some decent deals on the 2060s lately.
  9. Windows 10 1903 can't install because of BSODs and the likely culprit is the driver for my ancient Auzentech X-Fi Prelude sound card (better amps than the Creative X-Fi). Support for the previous version of Windows 10 ends in less than 2 weeks and Auzentech is defunct so no new drivers. I use the sound card exclusively with headphones (with a little headphone amp, I do have a mic connected but haven't used it in a long time I guess I can enable onboard sound if I need it for the mic), my speakers go through HDMI. My Monitor has a headphone port so sound of Display Port is fine though it maxes out at a lower volume (turns out the monitor has it's own volume setting and it was at 50). I can live with with going through my monitor for now at least but I'm open to a better solution. My headphones are Sennheiser HD598s and I mainly use them for gaming (for games that control well with keyboard and mouse, controller games go on the TV and speakers) but sometimes use them for music. The headphone amp is a Behringer MA400, ideally the DAC would replace it but if it gets the price down I'd consider using both together. The Creative E5 has a mic jack too which could be nice. The Fostex HP-A3 is about as high as I'd like to go budget wise but I'd prefer something cheaper like the Creative E5 (since I have a working solution I can wait in the hopes better pricing in a few weeks). Any recommendations?
  10. Anyone have any pointers to rumors/leaks regarding Nvidia supporting HDMI 2.1 on their next refresh? Once I realized that upgrading my GPU would be dumb without upgrading my whole PC, I put my upgrade plans on hold. The nice thing about waiting and doing a whole PC upgrade is we're now reaching a panacea of new technologies that will make my next PC upgrade extremely worthwhile. To name a few, Ray tracing is now possible. AMD CPUs have solid single threaded performance while also giving very good multi-threaded support, which seems like it will be increasingly important. NVMe SSDs are game changing for loading times and streaming. LG OLEDs have the beautiful OLED tech, 4K, HDR, low response time, and HDMI 2.1 support with the particularly important support for VRR. (I plan on pairing this PC upgrade with a new LG TV.) Current Nvidia cards are even supporting VRR as it is with the LG OLED's. But the catch is that it still doesn't have the full bandwidth being that its HMDI 2.0 hardware with only support for (some of) the 2.1 spec. That puts me in a position where I would like to wait for 2.1 support on the video card to pull the trigger. It's kind of the one missing piece and it would be unfortunate to upgrade to only have to upgrade the video card shortly after. So, are there any indications that the next refresh will have it? I'm hoping that because they made a big deal about their current cards supporting VRR on LG TVs that it is something they care about.
  11. I can't install the version 1903 of Windows 10 and support is about to end on the previous version (turns out that it's 2 versions back that support is ending on so I wasn't able to install the previous version either). The likely culprit is the driver for my sound card, specifically the file ha20x2k.sys. I couldn't uninstall it normally so I tried IObit uninstaller but it wasn't able to completely remove it. Next I went into the registry to try to manually remove references to it and delete the file (had to use administrator command line to do it) in a subfolder in system32\drivers. However there is another copy in a subfolder of system32\driverstore and I can't delete it and can't delete the registry entries for it either. I even put the drive in a dock to try deleting it on another computer but I still couldn't delete it. The sound card is physically removed from the PC as well. Even with all that attempting the upgrade will eventually BSOD and roll back. Any way I can avoid a fresh install of Windows? Most of my files are on other drives but I'd prefer to avoid having to set things up again. Is there another way to either delete the file or render it inert? I tried msconfig but didn't see anything that could stop it from loading.
  12. Intel Core i9-9900KS ‘5 GHz All Core Boost’ Flagship Mainstream CPU Available in October – Claiming Clock Speed Leadership By Delivering Advertised Boost Clocks
  13. My system is pretty old 4670K @ 4.0 GHz MSi Z87 MPOWERMAX MB 16 GB DDR 3 Corsair Vengeance @1600 MHz GTX 970 MSi GPU And a Corsair 750w Power supply A while back my PSU was borked and would cause system failures whenever I'd start playing games. This board suggested I replaced the PSU so i went with the Corsair back in December of 2017 . It's not that old of a PSU so I'm doubting that's the issue. That seemd to solve it. I also just recently in the last few months replaced my C: drive with a 1TB Samsung SSD. Those are the more recent hardware changes. So i don't know what can be causing the issue. Crashes seem to be happening while Im doing multiple things. Talking on discord, playing a game, and watching something on Netflix. I don't know if its purely software or if its failing hardware. Any tests i can run would be very helpful. Cant afford to do a whole system replacement but anything that can be used in a new system I dont mind changing. I'd just hate for it to be Ram, CPU, or MB failure A fault there would lead to an entire system rebuild.
  14. So I hvae been finding that I continue to run out of monitor space when working on my PC. My current monitor has served me well over the last 4 years. I do want to upgrade to something with more than 60hz refresh rates. I no longer play games with tons of action (FPS, MOBA, etc) due to some Ulnar Nerve issues so I don't need more than 120hz to be honest. Gsync can be nice when cranking visuals in games. I am thinking about pairing the new monitor with a 2070S or 2080S. I have an old processor but that doesn't matter as much at higher resolutions . I may just upgrade my CPU/Mobo as well in a month or two anyway. Ryzen 3 may be calling. We shall see. Below are the two monitors I am looking at. They are both 120hz IPS panels. Suggestions are welcome. Current Monitor: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009C3M7H0/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Monitor 1: https://www.microcenter.com/product/502868/predator-x34-pbmiphzx-34-uw-qhd-120hz-hdmi-dp-g-sync-curved-gaming-led-monitor Monitor 2: https://www.amazon.com/Dell-Alienware-Monitor-Resolution-Overclocked/dp/B0777RY75V/ref=sr_1_1?fst=as%3Aoff&qid=1568230570&refinements=p_n_feature_fourteen_browse-bin%3A17751789011%2Cp_n_feature_eleven_browse-bin%3A17726577011%2Cp_n_feature_twelve_browse-bin%3A17726586011&rnid=17726583011&s=pc&sr=1-1
  15. NVIDIA Readies Another TU102 GPU Based GeForce RTX Graphics Card – Might Be The GeForce RTX 2080 Ti SUPER
  16. I'm going to put this new build in my office, which currently doesn't exist (the new wing of the house is framed up, about to start pulling the wire for electrical tonight actually), and i'm looking to get something in the 27-32" range. What are the best options in those sizes?
  17. Pm me a price if interested. @maddux4163 Can vouch for me, I am easy to deal with.
  18. I must appeal to this board's magnanimous nature and ask for help for a recent problem that has cropped up for me. Recently (last two weeks), I have been experiencing random crashes in Windows 10 (this is after six months in my computer's current configuration without issue). They often occur while I am playing a game, though I have also had it happen when I was updating graphics drivers. When the crash occurs, I am able to move my mouse and the caps lock button still turns on and off but I am not able to select anything on the screen. If I wait long enough, a BSOD occurs which mentions one of two errors "Critical Process Died" or "Unexpected Store Exception". I then have to reset the computer using the reset button or holding the power button down for a few seconds. It generally will reboot fine and work for another 30 minutes to an hour before it crashes again. After researching the problem a bit, I have tried various solutions: Antivirus scan - no problems detected System File Checker - there were some errors but I was able to have the system repair them and the errors no longer appear DISM - ran this without issue Checked drivers - all drivers appear to be up to date Updated BIOS - no issue Ran MemCheck86 - no errors detected Used a program to check my hard drives (I can't remember the name of the program - Crystal something) - all hard drives seemed fine (all were 100% except for the C Drive which showed 96% "health" Reset Windows - reinstalled fine but received a critical process died error while updating nvidia drivers At this point, I am not sure exactly what to do since I can't seem to narrow down what is causing the problem. Is it worth it to complete reformat my primary drive and reinstall Windows from scratch? Could it be the hard drive that the OS is installed on that's the issue? Thanks in advance for any suggestions you all might have.
  19. https://imgur.com/a/Y8f97cOCrap. Umm. I have a pic from my iPhone. How can I get you guys to see it? Been a while
  20. I have a GTX 970 that just bit the dust. I'm looking at current models (The RTX 2070, specifically) and none of them have DVI ports. Any dongles out there that will let me hook up two DVI monitors and one HDMI monitor to this interface? I see it has a USB Type C port. I'm a little technically illiterate with this stuff these days but at work I hook up my computer to a dock via USB-C and get three monitors that way. Can the same be done here? Seems like that would be kind of laggy for gaming but I don't know.
  21. My Asus Z97-Pro died and won't boot anymore thanks to normally ocurring power/brown outs. Can only seem to find used of the same model and if I don't I'll have to toss a perfectly good i7 4790k in the trash. Thinking about just sending $35 and the board in the mail to them to troubleshoot for an RMA.
  22. Installed @Mr.Vic20‘s old 5960x and mobo into a new case and rgb fans + AIO. All the different lighting animations are hypnotizing However, I can confirm, that coming off my OCed 3770k, there’s absolutely no difference in gaming at 4k with an 8c/16t 5960x at 4.5ghz vs a 4c/8t 3770k at 4.5ghz. None. There’s less microstutter, but my 980 Tis had none on my 3770k; the micro stuttering appeared when switching to a 2080 Ti and was likely caused because of the 2080 Ti being plugged into a 2.0 PCI-E slot when it’s a 3.0 card (it’s now in a 3.0 slot). But, yea, pretty and I’m likely more “future proof” from the 8-cores for when these next consoles drop
  23. I cant swing a new build right now, but I would like to re-purpose my current PC into an HTPC that I can use on my TV. Specs: i7-4770k w/ Corsair H80i Cooler GTX 980 Ti 16Gb Ram DDR3 256Gb Samsung SSD boot drive WD Black 1TB HHD - gaming/storage I have the Fractal Design Node 202 Case and Corsair SF600 PSU picked out. Easy enough. The problem is finding a mini-ITX LGA1150 mobo. The prices on ebay are absolutely insane that I would just be better off getting a new CPU/Mobo/Ram. So I figured I would ask here if anyone has one they want to sell for a reasonable price.
  24. Even SLI GTX 2080 TI's struggle to maintain 60fps at 8K with a 2013 title. https://youtu.be/7z7T5jbjSgk Edit: Apparently YouTube can now prevent the embedding of videos.
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