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  1. Massdriver

    PC Tech PC Builds

    Bang for your buck 2560x1440 144Hz adaptive-sync PC build https://pcpartpicker.com/list/GRpvmq PCPartPicker part list: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/GRpvmq Price breakdown by merchant: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/GRpvmq/by_merchant/ CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4GHz 6-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Amazon) Motherboard: MSI - X470 GAMING PLUS ATX AM4 Motherboard ($116.98 @ Amazon) Memory: G.Skill - Trident Z RGB 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($154.99 @ Newegg) Storage: Crucial - MX500 500GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($84.99 @ Amazon) Video Card: PowerColor - Radeon RX VEGA 56 8GB Red Dragon Video Card ($369.99 @ Newegg) Case: NZXT - H500 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Amazon) Power Supply: EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($79.99 @ Amazon) Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($98.99 @ Amazon) Monitor: Nixeus - NX-EDG27 27.0" 2560x1440 144Hz Monitor ($462.81 @ Amazon) Total: $1588.72 Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-10-19 16:00 EDT-0400 The idea here is to get as many smooth 2560x1440 frames per second for your money as possible. This build gets you 2560x1440 144 Hz IPS adaptive sync (freesync range 30-144) with a 6 core/12 thread processor and Vega 56. I used just Amazon and Newegg for the vendors.
  2. I'm going to repurpose some old parts and I need a motherboard for my 2500k. Let me know what you got and what you want - obviously I'm trying to be as cheap as possible here. I do want z68 or z77 to take advantage of the SSD caching using dual drives. USB 3.0 ports would also be nice.
  3. I'm strongly looking at this laptop MSI As many know, 2 weeks ago we lost our home and everything in it. Complete restart. I have just my phone {a note 8} and a Nintendo Switch without the Dock as it was in the house at the time of the Camp Fire. I'm looking for a great all around PC for my wife and I for everyday use, but also for gaming as I have lost everything. I had a great 980Ti gaming PC and was just about to pull the trigger on a new PC featuring a 2080Ti when life smacked us a few times in a row. So, a gaming PC is a ways off now. I ask you guys if you think the Laptop I linked to would give me the pleasures my PC did [other than it was hooked to a 65" Samsung 4k TV!], other than heat, it looks like maxed out 1080p gaming it could handle? Thought guys? It's on sale and I need a Laptop, so what do you PC guys think?
  4. I haven' t really kept up to date on hardware since I bought my 970 a few years ago so I have no real sense of whether I could upgrade my graphics card without upgrading everything else...and I'm in no rush to buy a new TV or monitor but I know I'd have to upgrade my 970 if I went past 1080p/1200p.
  5. Six years ago you guys helped me build my first proper gaming PC, and now the time has finally come for me to upgrade my components, so once I again I kindly ask for your help since this will be my first upgrade! I'm guessing it should be pretty simple, at least in terms of swapping out the parts (take old part out, put new part in) but what exactly will I need to replace with better parts? Obviously I need a new GPU and CPU, and the 2080Ti is what I have my heart set on, plus whatever the best Intel chip is out right now to go along with it, but what else? I have 16GB of RAM, so I don't think I'll need new RAM, but what about a new motherboard? Will I need to order a new one? How about PSU? Is there a calculator out there that can help me figure out what my wattage use is now, and what it will be with my new parts so I can determine if I'll need a new one? My current one is 750 watts, so I have no idea if that'll be enough. With Black Friday and Cyber Monday upon us, and us Canadians taking advantage of your holiday sales I think this would be a perfect time to look for any deals on components, and would greatly appreciate your help. Thanks in advance friends!
  6. dualhunter

    PC Tech That was scary

    Unplug everything from PC, remove video card, put in GeForce RTX 2070, connect everything again, turn on: black screen. Reseat video card and try again: black screen. Remove CMOS jumper, move to reset position, drop jumper while trying to put it back, remove other side panel to get jumper and put it back, hook up essentials, turn on: ugly BIOS splash screen. Enter BIOS, put settings back as best as I can remember (need that OC) and boot, reinstall driver so resolution doesn't suck, finally able to set 144Hz, plug in other stuff: time for supper.
  7. https://www.bestbuy.com/site/hp-pavilion-gaming-desktop-amd-ryzen-5-series-8gb-memory-amd-radeon-rx-580-1tb-hard-drive-128gb-solid-state-drive-shadow-black-with-a-brushed-hairline-pattern/6280608.p?skuId=6280608 Ill be seeing what deals come out over the next day but it seems most are already shown. It is close enough to his price range, has a ssd for the os which he def wants, and has a pretty decent cpu and gpu for some 1080p gaming. Anything better that I’m missing? Prob would go up to $650.
  8. Chest_Rockwell

    PC Tech Time For An Upgrade

    So I was excited about the release of Monster Hunter World yesterday but when I started it up I found I was having a lot of stuttering. There have been a few other games that this has been the case with in the last year so I am thinking it may be time for an upgrade (particularly my CPU). My last build was in 2011 (though I upgraded my video card a few years ago). I am posting my current build below and wondering if someone might be able to suggest some upgrades? This would primarily be used for gaming. I plan to stick with the monitor for now but could see getting something 1440p in the future. If possible, I would like to reuse any components that are still capable (such as the power supply, case, etc). Realistically, my budget is probably $1000 or less. PCPartPicker part list: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/wXKZ9J Price breakdown by merchant: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/wXKZ9J/by_merchant/ CPU: Intel - Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor (OC'd to 4.2GHz) CPU Cooler: Cooler Master - Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler Motherboard: MSI - P67A-G45 (B3) ATX LGA1155 Motherboard Memory: Corsair - Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory Storage: Crucial - M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive Video Card: EVGA - GeForce GTX 970 4GB Video Card Case: Cooler Master - HAF 922 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case Power Supply: OCZ - ModXStream Pro 600W 80+ Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply Optical Drive: Asus - DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 OEM 64-bit Monitor: BenQ - XL2411Z 24.0" 1920x1080 144Hz Monitor Thanks in advance for any suggestions!
  9. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-nvidia-results/nvidia-forecasts-revenue-below-estimates-shares-slump-17-percent-idUSKCN1NK2ZF
  10. I did a lot of research as I was ready for a gaming laptop, I had a budget Asus with a GTX 960M that served me well but it was just time for something good (finally sold my old house). I went with the Gigabyte Aero 15X V8-BK4 (Intel i7-8750H, GTX 1070 ) and one thing I'm struggling with is that Geforce Experience doesn't seem to function and I was wondering if that is the norm? I know I shouldn't rely on an app to optimize my games but I'm a little lazy with it and it's a nice feature. One this machine even though I've updated drivers GFE just says it can't find settings for any games even though I've run them several times.. Not a big deal as everything runs and looks amazing on it, but it would be nice if I could fix that.
  11. I am looking for a new gaming monitor for my pc. I have been using a 24 inch IPS dell and it is about 6 years old now. I am itching to get an ultrawide, but am wondering if this is too ridiculous. Anyone have one and thoughts on it? Based on the reviews it seems like the best HDR monitor out there for the price. https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-LC49HG90DMNXZA-Curved-49-Inch-Monitor/dp/B072C7TNC5
  12. Threads on Reddit, Microsoft’s own support site, and other forums show that some Windows 10 users are upgrading to the October 2018 Update and having their documents, photos, or even entire user profiles wiped out.
  13. Nvidia has quietly announced a new graphics card: the GTX 1060 GDDR5X. This new graphics card from the green team has been spotted within Nvidia’s own specs sheet for Nvidia’s popular GTX 1060, although little else is known about the card beyond its faster memory spec.
  14. Looks like HardOCP was able to break the embargo by sourcing a retail unit. MSI GeForce RTX 2070 GAMING Z Performance Review "The Bottom Line We talked about potential "it" factor and bang-for-the buck above. The GeForce RTX 2070 definitely has the "it" factor. The RTX 2070 out-performs the GeForce GTX 1080 in all of our tested games. However, it does need to be a highly clocked factory overclock to do so. Thankfully it is capable of attaining clock speeds well above the Founders Edition, so cards like the MSI GeForce RTX 2070 GAMING Z are the way to go for the best performance out of RTX 2070. At $599 the MSI RTX 2070 GAMING Z is less expensive than the ASUS ROG STRIX RX Vega 64 OC Edition’s price of $649.99. The MSI RTX 2070 GAMING Z also performs 20-30% faster, and therefore is a no brainer bang-for-the buck buy over a factory overclocked Radeon RX Vega 64 video card. The MSI RTX 2070 GAMING Z is also faster than our MSI GeForce GTX 1080 GAMING X, but that 1080 is actually less expensive at $509.99 after $20 rebate. The big question is a $100 premium worth the performance. If you are playing at 4K, then absolutely yes, go for it. At 1440p though the money savings on a highly overclocked GeForce GTX 1080 may be preferred. It just isn’t fast enough to warrant the price difference of $100 for a 10-20% performance difference. You are better off saving some bucks and going with a highly overclocked GeForce GTX 1080 for 1440p right now. The only reason you may want to consider the new RTX 2070 then is if you are upgrading from a much older video card, and the jump in performance is worth it, or you want to play with RTX features when they are enabled in games. We would not consider a reference clocked GeForce RTX 2070 at all for gaming, we think the 2070 GPU needs the boost of a high factory overclock to make it worth the money and certainly the MSI card serves this up in spades. The MSI GeForce RTX 2070 GAMING Z video card is a remarkable video card for gamers! MSI has done a great job engineering this video card with custom components and robust cooling. We are very impressed with the high consistent GPU clock speed while gaming, which the GeForce RTX 2070 certainly needs to perform at its best."
  15. Looking up benchmarks/bottlenecking specs for my current rig, and it seems that if I were to upgrade my GPU to a 1080, my system would bottleneck performance. I don't want to plan on doing any heavy upgrading, and since this rig is rather old that it still uses DDR3, I'm wondering if I should just either go with a 1070 (according to specs it says that my system won't bottleneck the GPU), or just straight-up upgrade my whole rig. I don't plan on doing anything above 1080p since I just want to play my games consistently without any of having issues with performance. Unfortunately the 780 is showing its age and I can barely run Doom 2016 without having it go blow 30 FPS (same with Wolfenstein 2). Suggestions?
  16. https://www.amazon.com/Acer-Predator-Z321QU-bmiphzx-Technology/dp/B07BDQNDKY/ref=pd_gwm_simh_0?pf_rd_s=blackjack-experiment-1&pf_rd_t=Gateway&pf_rd_i=mobile&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pd_rd_wg=udf7W&pd_rd_r=FMGG8YQ8TRDG4AK3STA5&pd_rd_w=sxs13&pf_rd_r=5HWCDBRT54RWCH4VW469&pf_rd_p=db8e741f-3a25-4908-9938-1cabe21e7102&pd_rd_i=B07BDQNDKY or can someone recommend one in this range?
  17. PC gaming hardware prices rising today as Trump’s tariffs come into effect.. and it’s going to get worse However... Though according to WCCFTech, and its AIB sources, the price hike for most of Nvidia’s big partners, such as Gigabyte, will only be temporary. A recent report suggests that by moving manufacturing wholesale into Taiwan companies will be able to switch back to their original pricing model once that happens. In the case of the RTX cards that means going from utterly extortionate to only mildy prohibitive.
  18. *AMD GPU also required. Still pretty neat!
  19. I'm thinking about upgrading my PC, and I won't be able to migrate my current Windows installation over. Nor do I really want to as I will probably keep the core of this PC functional anyway. But I don't like the idea of spending $100+ for Windows. I've seen places where I can get Windows 10 Pro for $20, should I trust it? Have you guys bought a key from one of these sites lately?
  20. I have an old Razer DeathAdder 3.5G which has been having a random double-click problem for a few months and it's slowly driving me crazy, so I'm thinking I'll replace it sooner rather than later, if I can't fix it after opening it up. What mouse, gaming or otherwise, do you all use? I haven't done a ton of PC gaming lately, nor am I all that likely to do so in the near future (wrapping up school) but I do plan on getting back into PC gaming eventually, so I'm not opposed to a fancier programmable gaming mouse, if it's worth it. Thanks very much for any suggestions!
  21. Nvidia reiterated that the GeForce RTX 2070 will start at $499 for models based on its reference design, and $599 for the Founders Edition.
  22. Minimum OS: WINDOWS® 7 (64-BIT Required) Processor: Intel® Core™ i7-4770 3.4GHz or better Memory: 8 GB RAM Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX760 or better DirectX: Version 11 Storage: 35 GB available space Recommended OS: WINDOWS® 7 (64-BIT Required) Processor: Intel® Core™ i7-4770 3.4GHz or better Memory: 8 GB RAM Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX960 or better DirectX: Version 11 Storage: 35 GB available space