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  1. My nephew already has a main monitor (MSI G27C4) for gaming. He is looking for a 2nd monitor for general desktop multi-tasking use. Nothing fancy, just a basic 1080p 60Hz monitor with wall mount and DP or DVI-D input. He plans to use it for things such as Discord, YouTube, etc while he is gaming on his main display. His budget is $100 or less. One example I found is Acer K242HQL on ebay. It is open box like new condition for $100. Any other good suggestions?
  2. I have no cooling issues with the old fans (TY-147A & TY-143). Just looking for RGB. There is a noticeable difference in the specs between the 143 and the ARGB fan I want (4 mm H20 vs 2 mm H20 / 130ish CFM vs 70ish CFM) so hopefully a downgrade in fan cooling performance won't be an issue. Unfortunately, it seems the fans are some sort of uncommon proprietary shape designed to fit only with their cooler clip. I did try to use a 140mm RGB fan frame (i.e., Phanteks Halos) which will neither align correctly with the screw holes nor fit in the space between the fan and the memory module. The only compatible fan that I know of is the Thermalright TL-D14S ARGB which seems to be discontinued and found nowhere to be sold. I emailed the Thermalright company and waiting on their reply. Perhaps someone with an idea (not replacing the CPU cooler) or better search skills than I can chime in and kindly point me in the right direction please? Thank you!
  3. I compiled a pcpartpicker list for my 15 yo nephew's first PC biuld. The maximum budget is $1,500. The primary use is for FPS shooters. No peripherals or OS system is needed. He is pretty much set on an Intel/Nvidia build even though I think he should go AMD route. He is not going to be overclocking so I do not think he needs an aftermarket CPU cooler. I also need help in choosing the right video card. I am open to buying a used CPU and GPU. Purchases are planned for BF. I appreciate anybody's input and thanks in advance! $349.11 Intel Core i7-10700 2.9 GHz 8-Core Processor $215.48 MSI MPG Z490 GAMING EDGE WIFI ATX LGA1200 Motherboard $86.18 G.Skill Trident Z RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL18 Memory $101.81 Crucial P1 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive N/A EVGA GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER 8 GB SC BLACK GAMING Video Card $107.73 NZXT H510i ATX Mid Tower Case $123.90 Corsair RM (2019) 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $199.33 AOC C24G1 24.0" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor $1,183.54 Grand Total (https://pcpartpicker.com/list/4Z8wgt)
  4. I compiled a pcpartpicker list for a New Intel Budget Gaming Build that is not a one-time build (it is for future upgrades). The maximum budget is $1,400. The primary use is for FPS shooters. A low profile keyboard is a requirement. RGB for keyboard is not necessary but would be nice to have. $215.43 Intel Core i5-9600K 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor $42.01 Cooler Master Hyper 212 Black Edition 42 CFM CPU Cooler $129.28 MSI Z390-A PRO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $86.17 Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory $70.01 Samsung 860 Evo 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $59.25 Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $269.36 Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER 6 GB GAMING OC Video Card $96.26 Fractal Design Meshify C ATX Mid Tower Case $134.67 Corsair RM (2019) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $50.63 upHere T7SYC7 120 mm Fans 6-Pack $161.61 MSI Optix G241VC 23.6" 1920x1080 75 Hz Monitor $53.74 Corsair K55 RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard $64.63 Glorious PC Gaming Race MODEL D GLOSSY Wired Optical Mouse $1,433.05 Grand Total https://pcpartpicker.com/list/4MbYTJ Is there any part in the list that should be replaced or can be improved in the list? Would appreciate anybody's input and thanks in advance!
  5. I compiled a pcpartpicker list for a New Ryzen Budget Multi-Purpose Build that is not a one-time build (for future upgrades).The maximum budget is $1,200. The primary use is for FPS shooters, and secondary use is streaming thru video capture (and possibly camera recording) and video recording, encoding and editing. $209.09 AMD Ryzen 5 3600X 3.8 GHz 6-Core Processor $44.00 Cooler Master Hyper 212 RGB Black Edition 57.3 CFM CPU Cooler $126.99 MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard $89.99 Crucial Ballistix RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL16 Memory $74.98 Samsung 860 Evo 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $54.99 Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $319.99 Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB OC Video Card $89.99 Fractal Design Meshify C ATX Mid Tower Case $124.99 Corsair RM (2019) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $46.99 upHere T7SYC7 120 mm Fans 6-Pack $179.99 AOC C24G1 24.0" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor $41.22 SteelSeries Apex 100 Wired Gaming Keyboard $79.98 SteelSeries Rival 600 Wired Optical Mouse Total cost: $1483.19 https://pcpartpicker.com/list/sjHv68 Is there any part in the list that should be replaced or can be improved in the list? Would appreciate anybody's input and thanks in advance!
  6. ok, I understand Ryzen 3000 chips get a nice boost in peformance from higher ram speed. (i.e., 20%) Is this improvement reflected in just benchmarks, or also in real world applications and gaming fps (and is the price difference worth the extra fps gain)?
  7. Looking to pair the x570 AORUS Elite mobo (reviewed by buildzoid) with some great memory (along with a 3700x and 2080 ti for 1440p/144hz heavy gaming + light productivity) Does anyone know what ram works with this mobo? I tried researching the following but I am even more confused. G.Skill Flare X 3200 CL 14 - The ram qvl says it works with this mobo but the mobo qvl says it is not G.Skill Ripjaws 3600 CL 16 - The mobo qvl says the ram is compatible but the ram qvl says it does not work G.Skill Trident Z - Neither mobo or ram qvl says the ram works with x570 AORUS Elite mobo. okay. Any other brands which work with this mobo that I should consider? Thanks! :)
  8. The Dell latitude 2120 was too slow. So I went ahead and bought an evoo laptop. Much better.
  9. She cannot use Linux. I am going to install Windows 10 first and if there are no driver installation issues, briefly replicate what she would be doing to hopefully not be sluggish. If it is or I encounter crashing and freezing, I will switch to Windows 7.
  10. I am getting an old laptop for my cousin to use for shopping online and excel spreadsheet. which is pretty much what she will only use it for. it has no OS but was wondering if it is better to install windows 10 or windows 7, from a performance perspective?
  11. I went ahead and snagged a new Inland Professional 480GB SSD for $39 on ebay. It is a relatively modern drive and has a 3 yr warranty I plan to use this as a gaming storage drive on a secondary gaming laptop on occasion. Hope this is worth it.
  12. thansk for the info. is a intel 520 480gb for $30 worth it? it has 39 TB written on it with 100% health status.
  13. A used Micron M510DC 480GB is selling for relatively cheap price. Is this enterprise SSD good for gaming or is it better to use a consumer-grade SSD?
  14. any one know what cpu/gpu spec i should be looking for in a game like GTA V on normal settings? my budget is around $250 but i can stretch it a bit higher if I have to.
  15. Planning to replace my card soon and buy a 4k TV eventually. I will be using it for a multi-seat gaming setup until then. I know it should fit my case and was wondering if it is compatible with the rest of my spec below, mainly my mobo and PSU.
  16. I am looking for a custom 1080 Ti < 11" that will fit in my case. My 980 Ti barely fits with a quarter of an inch to spare. My priority is: 1. Size 2. Performance 3. Noise Anyone know which ones I can choose from? Edit: Looks like I found one: EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti FTW3 GAMING. What is the noise level when overclocking?
  17. If I enable memory compression (via the mmagent cmdlet in powershell) I get this "error" in process explorer about a process called "memory compression" and the path reads "[a device attached to the system is not functioning.]": When I try to access any kind of information on it via properties settings, which there is none, it says "Access Is Denied" the only info I can see is threads tab that shows "ntoskrnlGetCompressionWorkspace" error. Anyways, if I disable memory compression via the mmagent cmdlet in powershell, I no longer get the "error" in process explorer! The image below shows that memory compression is disabled with its "False" value: But the other features having "True" values show that superfetch/prefetch is currently enabled. Normally superfetch enables memory compression by default when superfetch is on, until I manually disabled memory compression. Suppose Superfetch (and memory compression) was enabled before then I disabled the Superfetch service in Service Manager, well this is what the mmagent cmdlet in Powershell looks like. With Superfetch disabled, it also disables memory compression. Currently, I have enabled Superfetch but since I manually disabled memory compression it stayed disabled. Otherwise, memory compression would have been automatically enabled alongside the Superfetch features.
  18. Yes the features are important and glad to know they are worth it. If I am going to upgrade to HDR, I have found Vizio P55-C1 to be an alternative to the Samsung UN55KS8000 but only if either are on sale for $1000 or less. Is your HTPC a desktop PC or multiple streaming devices (apple, roku)?
  19. The Sony XBR55X810C is the cheapest one I have found that has the features I want but no HDR. I would get it if it is on sale for around $600-$700. For $1400 the Samsung UK55KS8000 is the cheapest future-proof TV I have found that has the extra features I want. Yes I do, but I game at 1080p for performance reasons (unless the 1080 ti does 4k at 60fps for most games.) I also watch PC movies on it. If I were going to buy a new tv any way, then it would have to be a modest amount because of the features I need . Aside from that, I would choose between affordable non-HDR vs premium HDR future-proof. My TV is almost 4 years old. I think I will hold on to it for another year or so and check the market again then. I sit too far away from a 55" so I would buy a new TV more about the HDR/WCG than screen resolution.
  20. Just installed the new pair today, np. I had to touch nothing, OC intact!
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