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  1. What is this Worth?

    My computer has an i7 6700k, 16gb of RAM, GTX 1060 6GB STRIX, OCZ vertex 4 240gb SSD, 120gb ADATA SP550 120gb, kraken x61, gigabyte GA-Z170-HD3, Eclipse P400, NZXT HUE+, an NZXT RGB fan, and a 630 watt rosewill non modular psu, and windows 10 home. I was thinking 850 dollars, is this too low? What should I sell it for?
  2. So I've been having a problem with one component or another of my rig. Recently I was having trouble with a 1070 Founder's Edition I got through a combo deal with a Vive. It had been giving me issues so I eventually got an RMA from NVIDIA and had it refurbished. While it was out, I moved my Mobo into a new case I had, and either the pins got messed up or something, and the CPU wouldn't run. I have the board out for RMA, but I've been thinking about it since the build up of Coffee Lake and Ryzen. I'm currently running an i5-6600k on and MSI H170A Gaming Pro Motherboard. Here's the options I've considered: A) Should I look up over clockable boards for my 6600k to keep it running, since nothing has been wrong with the CPU? B) Should I invest in a new gen intel CPU and stick with what's worked for me? C) Should I take a leap and try out Ryzen? Use case is VR/gaming, some light graphic work with a tablet, a little video editing here and there. Any advice would be MUCH appreciated! ♥
  3. 1. Budget & Location You may have listed a heap of parts that all add up to your preferred budget but it is easier if you just list the total amount you'd like to spend and the currency as well as if you'd consider going above that budget for more performance. We need the location as well because $US are different to $AUD and $CAD ect. 2. Aim What is the system going to be used for? Web browsing, 3D work? Different systems need different levels of performance - a computer based for web browsing and office use won't handle heavy graphic design and video editing and a proper video editing system isn't good for gaming. If your aim is for gaming, please list what sort of gaming. In the same way that different usage types need different systems, you'll need a lot more power to run Far Cry 3 or Crysis 2 than you would Minecraft. 3. Monitors How many monitors do you plan on running? Do you plan on moving to more monitors in the future? What resolution are they at too? 4. Peripherals Do you also need to purchase peripherals such as keyboards and mice as well as monitors ect. Also please tell us if you'll need an OS such as Windows. 5. Why are you upgrading? We ask this because you may see upgrading as the only path to solve an issue but things such as driver updates, reconfiguration or cleaning can boost performance without spending a cent. 1. Im Located at Germany and my Budget is "High" but not that high like 2000 US-Dollar or 1699,23 Euros atleast right now. 2. My Aim is to get even better Gaming Experience with the Upgrade. 3. I have right now 1 Monitor of ASUS (ASUS VX228H) I may Upgrade to a second Monitor, which i dont know yet. 4. I dont need any further Peripherals mine are fine and if i want to switch them i will think about that then. 5. I am Upgrading because even though i have a farly good system its not good enough and i want to be High End. My System: MB: ASUS Z170 Pro Gaming HDD: Toshiba DT01ACA200 2TB SSD: 120 GB Kingston (i dont know the exact type right now because it is in the claim process) RAM: CT8G4DFS8213.C8FBR1 2x8GB CPU: Intel Core i5-6600K Case: Be Quiet Dark Base 900 Version 1 Mice: Aukey KM-G1 Keyboard: I dont know Headset: HyperX Cloud 2 GPU: MSI GeForce GTX 1060 6GT OCV1 6GB GDDR5 Power Supply: No Name 650W with no efficiency CPU Cooler: Be Quiet! Dark Rock 3 DVD: I dont know excatly what, but i have one Extension Cards: one W-Lan Card Fans: Case Fans New System (Maybe): MB: ASUS Z170 Pro Gaming HDD: Toshiba DT01ACA200 2TB SSD: 120 GB Kingston (i dont know the exact type right now because it is in the claim process) RAM: CT8G4DFS8213.C8FBR1 2x8GB CPU: Intel Core i7-7700k Case: Be Quiet Dark Base 900 Version 1 Mice: Aukey KM-G1 Keyboard: I dont know Headset: HyperX Cloud 2 GPU: ASUS ROG STRIX 1080 or 1080 Ti Power Supply: Be Quiet! 1000W Straight Power 11 CPU Cooler: Be Quiet! Dark Rock 3 with second Fan (120mm) DVD: I dont know excatly but i have one Extension Cards: one W-Lan Card Fans: Case Fans and maybe extra fans to get better airflow You might think why do you want a 1000Watt Power Supply, well i need that because if I get a 1080 Ti then I maybe want to upgrade later to 2 1080 Ti in SLI, i know that they are running then on "only" each one 8xLanes but its still good enough isnt it? ANd i dont want to Upgrade the RAM, because it is working and as soonb as it works its fine, its doesnt have to look good. And some of you might think why I am taking the i7-7700k on a MB that only has the chipset Z170 and normally you would need the chip set Z270 for it, but with an BIOS upgrade the i7-7700k should also work ( it is in the CPU Support list of the MB when it has the newest BIOS).And I am not Water Cooling,because i have noi experience with that (I know one time has to be the first time) and for me Air Cooling worked Fine Before so I am staying at Air Colling for now. If you need any further Information just comment under here and I will give you the information if I can. Im sorry if my English isnt that good and i hope you could understand me and my "Issue".
  4. Best GTX 1080 laptop

    Looking for advice for purchasing a laptop with a GTX 1080 up to 3000 GBP. Right now I think the Acer Predator Triton 700 is a good candidate. Yet many people tell me the Asus ROG zephyrus is better. What do I do?
  5. Hello, first post here. I'm gonna build a very good gaming pc. I would appreciate some advice and feedback on my choices for the components, and also I'm a little bit unsure if my cooling will be good. I will have a 280mm NZXT liquid cooler for my cpu. Radiator in front with three 120mm intake fans, two top exhaust fans and one fan in the back for exhaust. Specs: Case: Corsair 570x white GPU: 1080ti CPU: i5 8600k CPU cooler: Kraken x62 Ram: corsair 16gb 3000 MHz Motherboard: Z370 gaming pro carbon SSD: Samsung 860 evo 500gb Harddrive: 1tb Power supply: Corsair CX 760 Case fans: 3 extra Corsair sp120 Thankful for advice
  6. Hey guys, Its going to be the first time I'm building a PC. Wouldn't mind if you looked at the parts and improved it or even gave some advice. Mostly gonna be doing gaming on it and other light tasks on it. Trying to keep it around the £800 mark. https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/user/meerkat2808/saved/T4khqs Any thoughts are appreciated
  7. Best Budget Earphones with a Mic

    Recently my earphones have broke and I was wondering what you guys think would be a good replacement, I listen to all sorts of music so they need to be good for all genres. I also would like to keep the cost as low as possible but still get a good listening experience.
  8. Hey Guys, So I'm getting a new rig, and my main concern is whether or not it's a good idea to go with this set of PSU/Case considering the graphics card, a TITAN Xp. My choice for case and PSU are the Aerocool CyberX Advance Mid Tower case, with an Aerocool KCAS-800W 80Plus PSU. Also adding in a CoolerMaster MAP T4PN 120 mm air cooler for the intel 8700K. Should I opt for a better case? The supplier I'm getting my case from is this one. Can you guys help me out to pick a good, fitting case for this PC I'm building? Also some extra fans maybe to cool out the components in case I wanted to do some OCing? This is my first build ever, and I'm lost in this world of cases and PSUs and cooling and all! Also please note that my budget for a PSU/Case/Fans can go up to ~$350-$400 if it's worth it. Thanks!
  9. Good prebuilt pc?

    Hello I am currently looking for a prebuilt pc to suit my needs of high end gaming and school work and need some help whether or not the pc i picked is good value for its cost it is a alienware aurora r7. Now i know many say alienware is overpriced and you only pay for the name but i really think they sell some good pcs and i think this one might be good in terms of what you get for your money. It costs 1399.99 It has an intel 17 8700 Windows 10 64bit 460 watt power supply Gtx 1070 with 8gb Z370 mother board 16gb memory 2666mhz 128 ssd with 2 tb Wifi wireless lan and bluetooth Free keyboard and mouse Thoughts?any other prebuilt pcs in mind that seem better? Please dont recommend building a pc i dont have the time to build one right now and i need this pc soon.
  10. Financing

    Hey guys i was wondering what you guys thought about financing. I plan on financing a pc that costs 1400 with a gtx 1070 inside. The financing will have no interest attached and be paid within 12 months so monthly payments of 116. The reason i am doing financing is because i need a pc for work but if i am going to buy a pc i wanted to buy one that is good and able to handle the games i want to play like witcher and fortnite.thoughts?
  11. Hello! I'm new to overclocking and I was messing around with AMD Ryzen Master program (without going overboard). The peak speed right now if fluctuating between 1.55HZ - 2.8 HZ - 3.20 HZ (stock speed). Is it supposed to be fluctuating like that? Thanks everyone!
  12. Budget: ~£1,500 Will be using it for games and work, mainly Total War games but a very varied mix - would like something capable and with some future proofing Unsure about what kind of monitor https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/VZrPFt Thank you!
  13. LG 32LJ550B vs Sony KDL-32W600D

    Hey guys, my old tv just got a lethal blow and i'm getting a new one. I can only go for one of these two options. What do you guys think?. LG 32-Inch 720p LED TV 32LJ500B (2017) Amazon link: https://amazon.com/dp/B01N4TOXFG/ref=emc_b_5_i Specs according to https://cnet.com/products/lg-32lj550b-lj550b-series-32-class-31-5-viewable-led-tv/specs/ Network & Internet Functionality Internet video playback, WEB browsing Remote Control Type remote control Connections Type HDMI, USB, composite video / component video input, digital audio output (optical), network Connector Type 19 pin HDMI Type A, 4 pin USB Type A, RCA x 3, RJ-45, TOSLINK Miscellaneous Color Category black Flat Panel Mount Interface 100 x 100 mm TV Tuner TV Tuner Presence Yes Stereo Reception System MTS Secondary Audio Program (SAP) Yes Header Brand LG Product Line LG Model 32LJ550B Series LJ550B Series Power Energy Consumption per Year 81 Estimated Annual Operating Cost 10 USD Television Type LED-backlit LCD TV Smart TV Smart TV Platform webOS 3.5 LCD Backlight Technology LED backlight Video Interface HDMI, component, composite HDMI Ports Qty 2 Diagonal Class 32 in Diagonal Class (metric) 81 cm Diagonal Size 31.5 in Diagonal Size (metric) 80 cm Resolution 1366 x 768 Display Format 720p Motion Enhancement Technology 60 Hz Refresh Rate Image Aspect Ratio 16:9 Input Video Formats 720p Dimensions & Weight Width 28.7 in Depth 3.1 in Height 17.2 in Weight 10.8 lbs Comments without stand Audio System Surround Mode Yes Sound Effects Virtual Surround Mode Output Power / Total 10 Watt Speaker System 2 speakers Additional Features Clear Voice technology Media Player USB Port Yes USB Ports Qty 1 Network & Internet Multimedia Functionality Internet video playback, WEB browsing Connectivity LAN, Wi-Fi LAN Protocol Ethernet Internet Streaming Services Channel Plus Speaker System Details Speaker Type main channel speaker Speaker Qty 2 Speaker Form Factor built-in Nominal (RMS) Output Power 5 Watt Power Device Type power supply Nominal Voltage AC 120/230 V Frequency Required 50/60 Hz Power Consumption Stand by 0.5 Watt Stands & Mounts Stand included Stand Design tabletop Flat Panel Mount Interface 100 x 100 mm Dimensions & Weight (Shipping) Shipping Width 31.8 in Shipping Depth 5.6 in Shipping Height 20.2 in Shipping Weight 16.1 lbs Width (Shipping) 31.8 in Weight (Shipping) 16.1 lbs Dimensions & Weight Details Details panel with stand, panel without stand Width 28.7 in Depth 3.1 in, 7.1 in Height 17.2 in, 18.7 in Weight 10.8 lbs, 11 lbs Service & Support Type 1 year warranty Service & Support Details Type limited warranty Service Included parts and labor Full Contract Period 1 year General Video Interface Component, composite, HDMI HDMI Ports Qty 2 ports Manufacturer LG General Manufacturer LG Sony 32-Inch 720 p Smart LED TV KDL32W600D (2016) https://amazon.com/Sony-32-Inch-720-Smart-KDL32W600D/dp/B01CG8NFQO/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1527287656&sr=1-1&keywords=KDL-32W600D Specs according to https://cnet.com/products/sony-kdl-32w600d-bravia-32-class-31-5-viewable-led-tv/specs/ Network & Internet Functionality Internet video playback, WEB browsing Remote Control Type remote control Features Scene Select Remote Control Model Sony RM-TX102U Video Refresh rate 240 Hz Widescreen widescreen Connections Type HDMI, SPDIF output, USB 2.0, audio line-in, audio line-out / headphones / subwoofer, composite video / component video input, network Qty 1, 2 Connector Type 19 pin HDMI Type A, 4 pin USB Type A, RCA x 3, RJ-45, mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm Connector Location bottom, rear, side Miscellaneous Compliant Standards CEC Color Category black Included Accessories batteries Flat Panel Mount Interface 200 x 200 mm Component features Supported Audio Formats LPCM, MP3, PCM, WAV, WMA Supported Pictures Formats JPEG Supported Video Formats AVCHD, AVI, WebM, Xvid, MKV, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, Motion-JPEG, PS, TS, WMV TV Tuner Channel Coverage Cable:1-135, UHF:14-69, VHF:2-13 Reception System NTSC-M TV Tuner Presence Yes HDTV Tuner Yes Tuners Configuration 1x analog/digital combo Digital TV Tuner ATSC, QAM Analog TV Tuner NTSC Closed Caption Capability Yes Header Brand Sony Product Line Sony Model KDL-32W600D Series BRAVIA Power Energy Consumption per Year 66 Power Consumption (On mode) 34 Estimated Annual Operating Cost 8 USD TV System Additional Features Advanced Contrast Enhancer circuit (ACE), Live Color, X-Reality PRO Engine, Opera Apps, Dynamic Backlight Control, Channel Block Television Type LED-backlit LCD TV Smart TV Smart TV LCD Backlight Technology LED backlight LED Backlight Type direct-lit LED, frame dimming Video Interface HDMI, component, composite HDMI Ports Qty 2 Diagonal Class 32 in Diagonal Class (metric) 81 cm Diagonal Size 31.5 in Diagonal Size (metric) 80 cm Resolution 1366 x 768 Display Format 720p Motion Enhancement Technology Motionflow XR 240 technology 24p Technology 24p True Cinema Image Aspect Ratio 16:9 Viewing Angle 178° Viewing Angle (Vertical) 178° Display Menu Language English, French, Spanish HDCP Compatible yes Input Video Formats 1080/24p, 1080/30p, 1080/60i, 1080/60p, 480i, 480p, 720/24p, 720/30p, 720/60p Supported Computer Resolutions 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 768 (WXGA), 1360 x 768, 640 x 480 (VGA), 800 x 600 (SVGA) Parental Channel Lock Yes Additional Features Advanced Contrast Enhancer circuit (ACE), Channel Block, Dynamic Backlight Control, Live Color, Opera Apps, X-Reality PRO Engine Dimensions & Weight Width 28.9 in Depth 3.5 in Height 17.6 in Weight 10.8 lbs Comments without stand Audio System Digital Audio Format DTS digital output, Dolby Digital Plus output, Dolby Digital output, Dolby Pulse output Speaker System 2 speakers Additional Features Alternate Audio, Cable Management System, Clear Phase Speaker, Down-firing Speaker, S-Master Digital Amplifier, auto mute, balance control Commercial Display Features Demo Mode, hotel mode Radio Type none DVD Type none Media Player Supported Video Formats AVCHD, AVI, WebM, Xvid, MKV, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, Motion-JPEG, PS, TS, WMV Supported Audio Formats LPCM, MP3, PCM, WAV, WMA Supported Pictures Formats JPEG USB Port Yes USB Ports Qty 2 Storage Drive Capacity 4 GB Network & Internet Multimedia Functionality Internet video playback, WEB browsing Connectivity LAN, Wi-Fi LAN Protocol Ethernet Wi-Fi Protocol 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n Internet Streaming Services Hulu, Netflix, Smart TV, YouTube Speaker System Details Speaker Type main channel speaker Speaker Qty 2 Speaker Form Factor built-in Driver Details (1st speaker) Speaker Type main channel speaker Driver Type full-range driver Driver Qty 2 Driver Diameter (metric) 40 x 80 mm Power Device Type power adapter Nominal Voltage AC 120/230 V Power Consumption Operational 45 Watt Power Consumption Stand by 0.5 Watt Stands & Mounts Stand included Stand Design tabletop Stand Color black Flat Panel Mount Interface 200 x 200 mm Dimensions & Weight (Shipping) Shipping Width 32.5 in Shipping Depth 6.3 in Shipping Height 21.9 in Shipping Weight 15.4 lbs Width (Shipping) 32.5 in Weight (Shipping) 15.4 lbs Dimensions & Weight Details Details panel with stand, panel without stand Width 28.9 in Depth 3.5 in, 6.9 in Height 17.6 in, 18.9 in Weight 10.8 lbs, 11.5 lbs Service & Support Type 1 year warranty Service & Support Details Type limited warranty Full Contract Period 1 year General Video Interface Component, composite, HDMI Power Consumption (On mode) 34 W HDCP Compatible Yes TV Tuner 1x analog/digital combo HDMI Ports Qty 2 ports Power Consumption Operational 45 Watt Manufacturer Sony General Manufacturer Sony
  14. Hi everyone! Total newbie here when it comes to OC'ing/Liquid cooling, but after some time reading about it I really feel like doing my first build. First of all, english is not my mother tongue, so apologies in advance for poor grammar or spelling. After some time reading and watching videos, I'm starting to flesh out my shopping list, but wouldn't like to make big mistakes since parts aren't really cheap (and from what I've seen, there's a lot of margin for error), so I'd like to ask for bit of advice from you guys. Budget-wise, I don't plan on going cheap on it, but it's not like I want to spend more than I need to. I'm in no kind of hurry either and still would like to learn much more before going for it. My current experience 0. Zero. Nothing. About 1 month of reading stuff about this. So please, feel free to ruthlessly correct me in any of my "assumptions". I have experience with computers tho, since I'm a software developer. My PC Case: Nox NX HUMMER MCB MoBo: Asus Prime Z370-A Processor: Intel i7-8700K GPU: Palit GeForce GTX 1080 Super Jetstream RAM: 2x 8Gb Corsair Vengeance LPX 3000 MHz CL-something I can't remember HD: Samsung 960 EVO 500Gb NVMe Heatsink: Noctua NH-D15 PSU: Corsair RM750X V2 750W 80 Plus Gold Modular Nothing really out of this world, but to be honest, my needs are not too high. I don't play any AAA-games at all, and the focus of the build was to get a PC that could last me as much as possible. Compiling, running different IDEs, Photoshop, some games, etc.. Iidle temps CPU: 28ºC-30ºC GPU: 38ºC-42ºC Under load temps (gaming) CPU: 50ºC-60ºC-ish? GPU: ~80ºC What started everything My GPU is super noisy under heavy load. That may be my fault tho, since I've read from other owners that it was super silent for them... /shrug I tried both the first and second PCI slot in my mobo (running at 8x in the second one, but from what I've read not like it's much of a problem...), but I got the same results. Once I launch a game, its fans go full speed, and everything gets super noisy. In my case, I only got the 2 stock fans that came with it... Could that be the problem at all? Might need more airflow inside my case? Why do I wanna get into Liquid Cooling Noise. That GPU is killing me Looks. Really important for me! And my PC looks like... well... a PC =P I want it to be an important piece of my workroom. And last, but not least important... For the sake of it! I'm aware there's not much real benefit to it, specially given my low-profile needs but... I'd kinda like to learn more about this world, and feel really itchy about doing my first build! About Overclocking Just as I'm starting to learn about liquid cooling, I'm starting with overclocking too! =) However, I don't think I'm ever gonna try to push my system too much. Nowadays it's more than capable of fulfilling my needs. It's overkill in fact =P I'm running it with the quick OC tool in Asus BIOS, everything set automatically by the Mobo (pretty lame I guess =P) My opinion so far Case I'm going for a new case with lots of space, and good airflow. I love tempered glass too. My 2 main options atm are: Thermaltake View 71 TG Plenty of space, bulky, and shouldn't give me much trouble. Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ATX Glass Not as big as the thermaltake 71, but I can fit a 360 rad on top and still get plenty of space. Not sure about having just 1 fan on the back for exhaust tho. Would it be enough? Pump Laing DCC1-T or Laing D5 (apparently almost everyone is selling either of these 2). However, I'm not sure on which one. The D5 looks "better", but I'm not sure which one I really need. Rad Since my main concern is noise, my plan was to go for a thick 360mm that worked well at low RPM. From what I've read, my main choice right now is HardwareLabs' Black Ice SR2. 360mm on the Phanteks case, or 420 in the thermaltake one. Fans Not sure yet, boy looking for efficiency at low RPMs. GPU Block The only one that I've found specifically for my GPU is from EK. I'd go for that just out of pure fear of buying a non-compatible one, but to be honest I don't really like its plain look, specially considering the thermaltake 71 has a vertical mount. CPU Block Duh... no matter how much I read... I don't seem to find a consensus. Some people say X is better, some others say Y is better... and others say it doesn't matter. I'm considering buying from a local manufacturer just for the sake of promoting national products, and cause it's really cheap... But that raised a red flag =P So, that's the part I've given less thought. Cooling liquid Nothing too fancy, some distilled water, biocide, and additives if needed. (some tint too) Tube I kind of like the rigid tubing better, and got tools to work it. Any problem that might rise? From what I've read, Felixble tubes are way easier to work with, but I'd like to give it a try. And... that's it I guess! Any advice guys? Thanks in advance!
  15. This will be the first computer I build so I decided to consult your wisdom before buying (It's also my first post. Hello everyone) 1. Budget & Location Mexico: 20 MXN ≈ 1 USD [time of posting] Total budget: 900 USD to 1100 USD If the cost can be lowered to <900 USD that would be great. 2. Aim As the title says, this is meant to be a CAD machine. Mainly used for the Autodesk lineup but also for NX. I'll be working with assembles of up to 100 parts and very light physics simulations. It's kinda inevitable I'll use it for gaming. I also plan on doing video editing, but it's not what I want to optimize it for Also It requires a WiFi solution, that's were I'll be needing most of your help. I have no idea of what's best here and I fear a hard bottleneck 5. Why are you upgrading? I'm currently using a Toshiba laptop with AMD E-300 and 4 GB of RAM. It's just not enough for modeling comfortably --- Here is the list of components: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/4QXbLJ As for the justification: I assumed that the build didn't needed a cooler since the CPU can't be overclocked anyways. I also passed on extra fans, choosing to use only the two included in the case. What do you think about this? The least thing I want is to fry a component or to thermal throttle because of being cheap on cooling Hope you can help me save a buck or at leas stop me from making a dumb mistake. Thanks in advance! EDIT: Thanks to all for the recommendations. These are the changes made to the build:
  16. Hi, So I'm looking at building my first computer some time in the future but I'm not really sure where to begin. I'm very much a DIY girl and I do love computers but I'm much more into the software side of things than the hardware. Up till now I've always had laptops thanks to the limited space at home as well as their portability being a bonus. I know enough about hardware to at least figure out how much ram I want, how much storage space, roughly what cpu I need and a bit of an idea on gpu but that's about it. For me, I try pick parts that mean the system will last a while, can handle the heavy use I throw at it and are flexible. My work load varies from light document processing right up to code compilation, streaming(hobbyist), gaming and game development. I often have multiple programs open and running at the same time. I also use my pc up to a good 15 hours a day sometimes most days of the week. At minimum I'd want 2 monitors, maybe more in the future. Peripheral wise I'm pretty good but will happily take advice on keyboard and mouse(quieter is better in my opinion). My current pc is about 2 years old, the one I had before was 5 years old. I generally go between 4 and 5 years before upgrading any device or hardware. To give you an idea about how heavy of a load I can throw at my computer, I managed to break the keyboard once, fan twice, battery once, hard drives twice and the power adaptor once on my last pc. I fried the gpu on the pc before that too. While my current pc is adequate for my needs for now, I'm looking at planning now so in the future I can have a decent idea about what I want with some minor changes based on what the latest hardware is, hence the I need advice. I'm in Australia and have previously spent about $2000 on my laptops. Mainly I'm not really sure how to pick the right compatible parts nor am I sure exactly what I should be looking for when comparing parts. I'm more than happy to read and research heaps but I could really use some advice on where to begin. At this stage everything is sorta fairly flexible because I'm unsure of a lot of things. One thing I am pretty sure of is that I'd like to mix both Linux and Windows in some kind of dual booting setup. Given my dislike of windows 10 and the way it behaves at the moment, I'm content to stick with windows 7 for now or perhaps move to windows 8 (since I hear you have more control with 8 than with 10). Anyway, sorry for this being a kinda massive post. I didn't mean for it to get quite so long. If you read this far, thanks and I hope you can offer me some advice and point me in the right direction to get started with my planning.
  17. CPU: Intel® Core™ CORE I5-7400 3.0-3,5 GHZ, 6 MB cache GPU: MSI GeForce GTX 1060 3GB GDDR5 RAM: 8 GB DDR4 2400 Mhz MOTHERBOARD: MSI B250M MORTAR HDD: Intel® Optane™ 32GB SSD+ HDD 2TB SATA3, 7200 rpm OS: NO OS PSU: Not specified, all it says is 600W PRICE: 679 EURO I want to play most new games like (Fortnite, Rust, TitanFall2, COD BO2, R6 Siege, Overwatch...) at Medium - Ultra settings 45-80 FPS. I'm willing to mess with the settings as long as it still looks good. If I buy the computer i plan to install the 'trial' version of Windows 10, if any of you use the 'trial' version of Windows 10 please tell me if the watermark is annoying or bearable? So my final question. Is this a fair price ? P.S This is from an online site in my country. I'm considering this one because on sites like newegg and amazon shipping would cost way too much(Europe btw hhhh). Also I plan to play at 1080p and plan to run a second monitor at some point in the future.
  18. Hi guys, First of all, sorry for my bad English, it's been three years since I picked up my computer. it's been a long time since I realized I made a mistake taking g3258. the processor is so bad that it gets stuck while browsing the internet, think about the multiplayer games I play games like GTA 5, Ark survival evolved and stuck in the middle of the game because of the bottleneck. The Processor cannot feed the video card and the video card is used in some games around 50%. Some games use 100% instant freeze happens. I don't want to invest much in this system because I'm going to collect a new computer in the coming years, but I'm thinking about getting the CPU to manage the moment. my idea is Dual Core Intel i3 4160 (with hyperthreading technology is going to be like 4 cores) I think it will manage me. At least he can get rid of the bottlenecks and make me play GTA 5 ! My System spec. -CPU: İntel Pentium 3258 @4 GHz 3 MB Cache OVERCLOKED! -Motherboard: H-81m P33 Msi 1600 mhz ddr3 lga1150 -Ram: Kingston Savage 8gb ddr3 1600 mhz -GPU: Msi GTX 750Tİ TwinFronz Fan 2G Thanks in advance !
  19. Would this be good for recording and streaming GTA 5 with 60+ FPS using OBS CPU: Intel Core i7-7700 GPU: GeForce GTX 1070ti MOBO: Gigabyte GA-B250M-DS3H RAM: 16gb Corsair Vengeance LPX 2400 SSD: 120 GB Intel 520 HDD: WD Blue 1TB OS: Windows 10 64bit
  20. Hey guys, I'm getting a new laptop for video editing/animation and casual gaming (league of legends mostly) which would you recommend? https://bestbuy.com/site/dell-2-in-1-15-6-4k-ultra-hd-touch-screen-laptop-intel-core-i7-16gb-memory-nvidia-geforce-mx130-256gb-ssd-abyss-black/6208307.p?skuId=6208307 https://bestbuy.com/site/lenovo-yoga-720-2-in-1-15-6-4k-ultra-hd-touch-screen-laptop-intel-quad-core-i7-16gb-memory-512gb-ssd-platinum-silver/5722755.p?skuId=5722755
  21. Hi, I'm searching for a replacement laptop of the one I have right now. (Lenovo Y50 2014) It's going to be used for standard schoolwork, running multiple virtual machines (3-4), watching movies and gaming. My school has as recommendation that I have 16gb RAM, a big harddisk with good speed and an I7. (Or something comparable.) I also am looking for good build quality since it's going to go through much abuse in my bag and at school, a nice IPS screen and good speakers. I would like for it to not look too "gamer". And have an RJ45 network port. (But this is not essential since I can also use an adapter.) It would also be nice if it is lighter and thinner than my old Lenovo, but I could live with it not being that. Battery life isn't that important. It's nice to have good battery life, but I was always tethered to the wall with my old one, so I'm not that bothered. I live in the Netherlands and my budget is max 1300 euros, but it is preferably around the 1000-1100. I myself am looking at something like this: https://tweakers.net/pricewatch/855713/hp-pavilion-power-15-cb040nd/specificaties/ Thanks.
  22. Good day, A friend is looking for a very portable laptop to take with on an extended holiday traveling through Europe (We are from NZ). He will be doing a lot of general admin work along with a bit of CAD drawing and is looking for a decent laptop that can achieve this while being portable and having decent battery life. As reference,we currently are looking at the Asus Zenbook mx150, which is at the high end of his budget (NZD2,000, https://dicksmith.co.nz/dn/buy/asus-14-zenbook-core-i7-8550u-16gb-ram-512gb-mx150-2gb-notebook-asus/). I was also thinking about the new Intel G-series but don't think that they are available in Laptops yet? Any other decent options we should be considering?
  23. Alright, I'm new to the forum so forgive me if I do anything wrong. I had recently purchased some G.Skill Trident Z memory only to release there was Trident Z memory specifically for Ryzen 2. I'm not sure if it will work and I'm hoping someone can atleast tell me if it will work or won't. I have no way of sending it back either because I live in such a remote country, Barbados, and the shipping costs would be astronomical. F4-3200C16D-16GTZR this is the model. Thank you.
  24. Recently my computer has been overloading background processes if I leave it for more than a few hours. I come back and everything is sluggish or totally unresponsive and i have so many background processes running my RAM (8 gigs) is at 98% and wont behave normally until i restart it. Not sure if there is a way to totally fix this without wiping my computer and starting fresh. If I have to do that I would like to not have to reinstall windows.