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Comment reply on Forum Topic "Advise on online buying"

  • 3 hours ago
  • 1 point

Stick to the reputable companies and you will usually be fine. Sites PCPP link to are usually vetted I believe and pretty reliable names IMO so would not worry in that regards.

Do try to purchase the primary parts on one go at least so you can confirm the PC can boot. That way you can return anything faulty within the RMA window with little hassle.

But yeah, in general just be smart and you will be fine. In the UK at least, we do not really have the likes of Microcentre etc, so pretty much all by builds have been done buying online after doing my homework.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Sama Tank Case and 2080TI Trio 3 fan"

  • 15 hours ago
  • 1 point

Should be fine I expect. ATX sized case, can see according to newegg supports up to 380mm GPUs: https://www.newegg.com/p/N82E16811197005

So lets assume that is without a fan. The Gaming Trio is 330mm. that leaves 50mm which is more then enough for fans which are usually 25mm

Comment reply on Forum Topic "I wanting to build my own pc, budget is £4000-4500"

  • 3 days ago
  • 1 point

Vega covered most the points.

To add, it sounds like your going alot on "what your mates said". Need to do some homework before dropping this kind of money. For example on the GPU front, not every game supports SLI well or at all. So before dropping £1k on a second 2080Ti check your games you play, do they support SLI, if they do, do they scale well etc. Regardless check the games you play and look at some actual 2080Ti benchmarks. If its a 60hz 4k panel a single 2080Ti is usually more then able in most titles with settings notched up.

On the monitor front, without sounding offensive that is a silly way to go. Why build a overkill PC and game on a monitor that handicaps the system entirely until you can save up funds to buy a new monitor. Would make much more sense to get say a single 2080Ti and quality monitor you plan to keep instead IMO with the way SLI etc scales. If then you find SLI scales well and would be worthwhile for games you play, then add in a second 2080Ti down the line that lets you crank up settings etc.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Remember Reach"

  • 3 days ago
  • 1 point

sort of.

There are 3 plans. Xbox pass for PC which lets you play the Xbox game pass selection of PC games. Xbox pass for your console which lets you play Xbox pass games on your console and Xbox ultimate which lets you play Xbox game pass games on both your PC and console as well as including Xbox gold.

TBH this may explain the plans cleanly: https://www.xbox.com/en-us/xbox-game-pass?OCID=AID2000131_SEM_LSLugrCL&source=lp#join

If you just want to access the Xbox pass library on your PC, you normally just want the Xbox pass for PC. But right now with the Xbox Ultimate game pass of $1 for 3 months, makes absolute sense to grab that then cancel as soon as you have it. Down the line if you feel inclined to join the service again, just get it for PC.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Remember Reach"

  • 4 days ago
  • 2 points

Get it on MS Gamepass!!! MS ultimate game pass if curretly $1 for 3 months! https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/xbox-game-pass-ultimate/CFQ7TTC0KHS0/000F?WT.mc_id=CNavGamesXboxGamePassUltimate&lc=1033&activetab=pivot:gamesanddealstab

Less then 50 cents a month for access to all their game pass games including reach. Soon as you sign up, just cancel subscription before 3 months is up or straight away

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Will the GPU fit and does my power supply have all the needed cords?"

  • 6 days ago
  • 1 point

Yes you will be fine. Model requires a 8 Pin and 6 Pin which your PSU has as per official page: https://seasonic.com/s12ii#specification

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Anyone know what the differences is between the G-Skill product lines?"

  • 6 days ago
  • 2 points

Validated in that they test it on AMD platforms or at least that is their marketing approach. As I say, plenty of AMD boards list plenty of G-Skill kits outside the NEO specific kits so matter of checking each one to get an idea of compatibility.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Anyone know what the differences is between the G-Skill product lines?"

  • 6 days ago
  • 2 points

It is largely the aesthetic to an extent for most the speed but also to provide segmentation. The more expensive stuff tends to also have memory that is validated to a higher speed. So you will likely see higher speed kits with tighter timings go hand in hand with the more premium / more flashy stuff in a manufactures range. You won't generally see their lower tier kits for example have configs running up to 4600 MHz etc. Their sniper X range for example tops out validation at 3600 Mhz while Trident Z RGB goes higher.

Their G-Skill Neo stuff is validated on AMD platforms, however plenty of the other stuff will also work fine on AMD. Its ideal to always consult the motherboard makers QVL list to see what has been validated. Does not mean anything not on the list will not work, just not been tested. With the very high speed stuff, the quality of the memory controller on the CPU also plays a role.

With that said, in that list the DC memory is taller as it also has double the memory chips: https://www.anandtech.com/show/13694/double-height-ddr4-gskill-zadak-2x32gb-ddr4-3200/2

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Does a DAC/Amp function like a sound card?"

  • 7 days ago
  • 1 point

Yes pretty much, they function largely one in the same Most Soundcards will have an DAC and Amp on them anyways, just that they go inside your PC case.

If you buy an external AMP / DAC you do not need a soundcard it will full fill the same function (or it should) in your gear.

So in your case, if you buy an external AMP/DAC like say the creative G6, it just connects to your PC via USB, download the drivers and away you go.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Will the Corsair 750W SFX cables reach in the P400A case?"

  • 7 days ago
  • 1 point

The corsair unit itself is good. However its more ideal for a small form factor build, basically a solid quality power supply for small builds. As a result, the cables are similarly also shorter to work more efficiently in the smaller space.

It not so much that its a bad idea to use in a ATX case, you do get a bracket after all to make conversions easier, just mostly you need to usually purchase separate cables so the money you saved by getting the SFX will then be washed out by the need to get additional cables in this case.

As for cables, if you scroll down to the bottom, you can see Corsair's Type 4 Gen 4 cables will be compatible for the SF 750w. Here is the link on Corsair's page: https://www.corsair.com/fr/en/Categories/Products/Accessories-%7C-Parts/PC-Components/Power-Supplies/Premium-Individually-Sleeved-PSU-Cables-Pro-Kit-Type-4-Gen-4/p/CP-8920226

You may not need the entire kit and similarly Corsair may not have the colour you want in stock so look around. Other vendors such as cablemod also sell them for exmaple: https://eustore.cablemod.com/compatibility/ Cablemod's C-series will work with your PSU for example.

If you can return it, that could be an option to be honest, may work out more effective getting an ATX PSU with the right sized cables already included.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Will the Corsair 750W SFX cables reach in the P400A case?"

  • 7 days ago
  • 2 points

I suspect not all the cables will work, given that is an ATX case, will be challenge with those length's to get cables to some spots, namely the CPU / EPS connector will likely be on that has problems needing to stretch to the top where most CPU power input headers are.

Could pick up some replacement cable kits though.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is it weird liking windowed mode on some games and full screen on others?"

  • 8 days ago
  • 1 point

Pretty much as worstcarster mentioned all personal preference, do what you like.

I prefer full screen / Exclusive full screen. In my instance however, I have an AV receiver also connected up via HDMI so is treated like a second monitor by the system. This means if I move my mouse over to the right of my screen, it can go off screen and behave as if their is a second monitor, Full screen avoids this pitfall for me also.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Which way do the fans blow?"

  • 8 days ago
  • 1 point

Most of the marketing photo's of that product show the fan's blowing air through the radiator in a push configuration. So fans pull in the air, and push the air out the back through the radiator.

Generally speaking, the intake on a fan will usually be the "prettier" side with a central logo in some cases of the manufacturer on the fan hub. The exhaust side will usually be the one that has the struts leading from the edge of the frame to the fan hub in the middle to hold it, with the fan cable coming out the hub to the edge of the fan and sometimes some details of the fan covering the back side of the fan hub.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Windows 10"

  • 9 days ago
  • 2 points

You will need to purchase a windows 10 License key assuming your talking about a self build.

Most you buy in store (or vendors who build online include the OS) that are already preassembeled from the likes of Dell, HP, Lenovo etc will more often then not comes with the Operating system already installed.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Black Friday!"

  • 9 days ago
  • 1 point

I don't need to, but want to pick up some Atmos speakers.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Gaming monitor"

  • 11 days ago
  • 1 point

Its a solid panel, there are some a few £ cheaper, but they use similar panel, different wrapper mostly. It will be a nice panel as usually that mix of 1440p, 144hz, freesync is a nice combo.

Only comment I would add is 1440p @ 144hz is quiet demanding, more so with some AAA games with the RX480 while trying to keep decent eye candy. CPU will also see increased load (assuming the GPU is not limiting things) when your trying to do 144hz vs 60hz you have now.

Comment reply on Radox-0's Completed Build: White Fusion - Lian Li PC-05S Watercooled HTPC build

  • 11 days ago
  • 1 point

Thanks Bud :)

Yeah its got its quirks, but is an awesome case overall!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Gtx 960 achieves 92° C"

  • 11 days ago
  • 2 points

There is something wrong with your cooler, possibly mounting / dust or absolute lack of air.

88 degrees on a GTX 960 which is a relatively power efficient card with fans at 100% on a pretty solid cooler is not normal to be honest. a 20 MHz core bump is nothing and shows even at stock there would be something wrong.

Have a look at reviews, not many on the FTW, but plenty on the SSC which is actually the same card abit FTW comes with a backplate and slightly higher clocks: https://www.legitreviews.com/evga-geforce-gtx-960-ssc-4gb-video-card-review_172290/9

As you can see a 31% - 35% fan speed maintains around 75 degrees max. I would therefore suggest if your getting 88 degrees at 100% fan speed, its not quiet right.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "4x 2080tis what kind of a pay I need"

  • 12 days ago
  • 2 points

1.6kw unit would be what I would look at to be honest.

With that I can power a heavily overclocked i9 and 3 2080Tis (not tried 4). I can actually get close to the 1.6KW mark though under usage (abit everything overclocked) so to be honest at that point you may actually want to look at dual PSU solution or something, there will be some dependency on what the 64 core power usage is like I suppose and what you workload is like, i.e are you expecting to hammer all 4 GPUs and the CPU at same time etc.

But with all that said, kind of sounds moot as hopefully not coming across offensive sounds like you actually will not build anything like that. Your prior topics suggest you have been looking to get into 3D animation for a year + still and your post in here shows you are "going" into 3D animation which implies you have not actually done anything in respect to 3D animation. Likewise your post here:

Sorry little misinformed more gpus there are more faster the render what Disney uses multiple servers with multi gpu dedicated to making movies for shortest amount of time

Suggests your not actually sure what the benefit of additional GPU's are until you looked it up and use Disney as an example rather then what your own workload would be like.

As I say, hopefully not coming across as offensive here but if I was in your boot's, I would actually get into the doing 3D animation on whatever PC you have around now, get used to the workflow then actually if you get deeper into it, build a rig around your typical workflow. Will then be able to get parts that actually offer the best performance for your workload rather then just listing the most expensive parts and not sure how they actually benefit your workload.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Mobo 4 pin vs fans 3 pin connector"

  • 12 days ago
  • 1 point

Which header are you talking about and which fan's do you have.

It sounds like your trying to hook up the RGB header for the fans to power the RGB element, likely an addressable one rather then the header which actually powers the fan.

In that it sounds like your fans are addressable in which case you need a Addressable RGB header on your board.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Confused on RGB headers."

  • 13 days ago
  • 2 points

Or are four pin headers something that three pin headers aren't compatible with and vice versa?

Correct. They are in effect two different versions of RGB. Your normal RGB headers which consist of 4 pins (12v, R, G, B) and also 3 pin which is your addressable (or digital as some call it) RGB which consists of 5v and 2 additional pins. They are not compatible with one another and are fundamentally different.

So all those EKWB classic parts you mentioned with 4 pins are all only normal RGB. What that means is all the LED's down the strip will be the same colour, they cannot be individually addressed. If you wanted individually addressable RGB parts from EK, you would need to look at those where they mentioned Digital RGB like: https://www.ekwb.com/shop/ek-quantum-vector-dual-evo-rtx-2070-2080-d-rgb-nickel-plexi

Comment reply on Forum Topic "How to setup the volume warning again for galaxy s9"

  • 16 days ago
  • 2 points

From another forum, to disable the volume limit:

Settings -> Sounds and Vibration ->Volume -> Three Dots -> Media volume limiter -> Turn On -> Turn limiter all the way up

So possibly go to same spot but limit the option in their?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "So... Half Life Alyx was announced."

  • 17 days ago
  • 1 point

Won't buy it as I do not have a VR headset any longer nor am I inclined to get one. Personally feels to me a way to encourage more users to buy VR headsets including their own one as plenty of HL diehards will get a VR headset if they do not already own one.

With that said, will keep an eye on it. It will be interesting I think, but also suspect there has been so much hype around the series (why they are doing a VR game rather then full blow HL3 due to not living up to the hype) that while it will be a great game on VR, it may not quiet be up their as HL2 was back in the day.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "To UK people: help me understand this Duchy thing."

  • 17 days ago
  • 1 point

GeorgeReorgeRartinMartin got it pretty much spot on. Back in the day they used to mean something more significant and the Dukes / Duchess had a lot more power within their lands. Now days not so much, but the title now will be passed down, so Harry and Meghan's kid will get the title eventually.

People in the region do not give money to them directly. How the Royal Family actually get money is from multiple methods and ways, which in itself even varies from country to country (Queen for example is also the Queen still of numerous other countries who pay money depending on exact duties carried out)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Ryzen 3950X builds?"

  • 17 days ago
  • 2 points

There is interest and it is a powerhouse. But need to keep in mind, while it brings great performance at a lower price point then what has been available in the past, it is in isolation an expensive CPU. Similarly, mostly people on this site are general users / gamer so cheaper products already around would perform largely similarly hence why you will not see loads of people planning to use it.

3950x is not going to get a BF discount soon.

Comment reply on Radox-0's Completed Build: Glass Fusion V2.0

  • 18 days ago
  • 1 point

Thanks bud :)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "3950x AIO Corsair vs Gigabyte? 360mm"

  • 23 days ago
  • 1 point

Given your going to change the fans out, it means most results / reviews you see will be moot. Most the delta between coolers which are similar in design will be down to the fans attached as they can all spin at varying RPM / Noise (Unless you see noise normalised results / same fans used which you won't given the recent introduction of the Aorus cooler).

At that point, pick whichever one suits your needs. Given your going to go with LL120 fan's anyways, it will mean you will need to use Corsair's Light suite alongside Gigabytes RGB fusion (I assume you will want to control the RGB on the board also). So from that perspective does not matter either.

Pick whichever one is cheaper or if one suits your taste's, i.e the Aorus LED screen is something you would like to see temps / add customised image etc.

I am assuming your aware you don't necessarily need a 360mm AIO for this CPU, rather getting it for a specific build / aesthetic reason.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Gaming chair."

  • 27 days ago
  • 1 point

Not that one specifically, have a noble chair, but most these gaming chairs are very similar and usually come out the same factory with the various brands applying their embellishments.

Can see here, if it is that one: https://www.andaseat.com/products/anda-seat-axe-series-gaming-chair?variant=16377878118518 it pretty much identical to mine. It can fit my frame pretty easily 6'1" no issue and am 90kg. Having said that my larger friend used it and similarly had no issues with it.

All that being said, I would not bother with a gaming chair. Go down to your local staples or whatever is similar and try a more ergonomic chair. TBH wish I went that route.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Asus ROG Strix Rtx 2080nti OC edition - Best Waterblock"

  • 28 days ago
  • 1 point

No you don't need a backplate with that, you can of course. It adds to the aesthetics mostly and in EK's case, being metal allows thermal pads to help dissipate some heat from components making contact on the back of the card. Though being honest, most those bits will usually be fine in most cases with half decent airflow.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Asus ROG Strix Rtx 2080nti OC edition - Best Waterblock"

  • 28 days ago
  • 1 point

EK's are solid, Seen good temps with bitspower ones also. Based on past experience (though not that 2080Ti strix directly) have had good experience with Phanteks and Heatkiller blocks.

Do be wary, there was a revision change which may cause an impact with EK block's depending on PCB you get: https://www.ekwb.com/blog/did-you-know-compatibility-issues-with-strix-rtx-2080-ti-water-blocks/

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Two aura sync and iCue questions"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Both are reasonable solutions for most the part.

Yes, of course you can use Corsair Fans with the commander pro, pretty much designed for that. Would mean that of course anything use Aura Sync would not be synching with one another.

if you want everything to sync properly, will need to use one software piece really. I believe there is some unofficial apps that get the two syncing together, but they are pretty old and run into the issue of the SDK changing constantly.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Gaming controller"

  • 1 month ago
  • 3 points

Xbox one controller, comes with bluetooth built in with newer revisions.

Superb all around controller, and pretty much any game that supports a controller seem to be mapped for xbox controllers as a minimum.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Mechwarrior - Battletech"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Love battletech, put about 100 hours into it so will defo be getting heavy metal. Not looked too much into it, wonder what new mechs are about. To be honest, got a bunch of heavy ones already, a dozen in 90-100 Ton's range and loads more under that so curious to see what new stuff offers and if it will be challenge.

Not sure about MW5, does not seem to be my cup of tea, but may change after reviews.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "M.2 Sata v. M.2 NVME, pros and cons"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Usually benefit of SATA M.2 Drive vs NVME is price mostly. Second factor is usually depending on workload, a NVME drive may not offer any tangible increase in workload performance vs a SATA drive.

Now in respect to heat, yes a NVME drive can get more warm, but largely a non issue when comparing solely on performance vs SATA. Reason is half decent case airflow can remove most the heat without a heatsink of sorts. If you do find it an issue, that board does have a NVME slot with a cover, but may want to compare as in some cases they do not always help thermally. Other reason is usually you will not see thermal throttling as such unless your hammering the drive. Though to an extent, this is the use case (when moving large video / files) when you may encounter some throttling over a slightly longer time frame. Finally, most these M.2 drives when they get overly hot will lower the performance. Even then however, when performance is limited, it will usually be much higher performance wise then what a SATA based M.2 drive is capable of from a pure speed comparison purpose.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Hong Kong Protests/Free Speech"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Yes exactly its hand in hand and the end result is what I wrote, bringing that area under their influence. By building and developing on these islands they will have an advantage over any foreign power. They would need to add these spots into any analysis The reason they are doing this is to bring the area under their influence. It shows local countries we (china) are the local 800lb gorilla and you would be wise to remember. In regards to Block sea routes, china is very much aware. This is the reason why they invest heavily and often talk about their anti-ship missiles, in point to nullify one of the US's ways of projecting power via their navy. In all what they are creating is an area of denial region to foreign powers, or at least an area where things would get very messy.

In regards to India, China is also actively trying to go into their back yard to try and make India think of contemplating such things. As mentioned, they did not take over the port few 100 miles off India's Ocean for no reason. Its a strategic location this has amusingly been laid out by Sri Lankan government members https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/25/world/asia/china-sri-lanka-port.html

Though Chinese officials and analysts have insisted that China’s interest in the Hambantota port is purely commercial, Sri Lankan officials said that from the start, the intelligence and strategic possibilities of the port’s location were part of the negotiations.

I would also ask where and why you believe the Indian Navy is unquestionably superior? From most available things I can see, the Chinese navy dwarfs the Indian Navy in manpower and fleet size at the moment. Not that it matters

Comment reply on Forum Topic "1650 4 GB vs 1060 8 GB GPUs"

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

I don't know a ton about GPUs but I believe it is better to have more memory, higher clocking speed

Only if your comparing the same model usually. As your comparing very different model's its not apples to apples.

For reference, the GTX 1060 is the much more capable card in every metric (aside power of which it uses more). Clock speed likewise cannot be compared as the 1060 with its much larger core, even if it was running at a lower clock would perform better due to said larger core. To an extent however that is moot as your listing what are the base clock speeds. In reality with the way the cards use something called boost 3.0, both cards will go beyond those numbers in normal operation anyways.

Check out reviews however: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gm7oyg_s-8k

As mentioned, put simply, the 1060 is more capable. This is why it will use more power so while a lower TDP is always ideal, it also needs to take in to consideration said 1060 is more capable.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Hong Kong Protests/Free Speech"

  • 1 month ago
  • 3 points

As above, absolutely 0 chance for China to sell HK off. Even asking the question would likely be seen as an insult.

China is not short for money and similarly China is in a expansionist phase and forcibly laying claims to territory. They are not militarising the South China Sea for example for fun. They are doing it to forcibly bring that area under there influence and little anyone can do about it, they will simply ignore the UN ruling against them brought by Philippines. Likewise in passive way, in even movies they are forcing this area as showing as part of their territoryhttps://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-50093028

Likewise, they are not building infrastructure around the world for fun, they are doing it to broaden influence. Good example is the Hambantota port in Sri Lanka, build a useless port for Sri Lanka with crippling debt, then in lue of debt take it over and land around it gaining a strategic location.

Point being, Hong Kong is already a part of China (abit with special conditions). They have a heavy hand as you can see in their western regions and they are going to massive length's to bring areas not in their influence under their influence. With all that in mind absolutely no way they would sell HK to anyone, least of all the USA who are arguably their global rival in many spectrum's.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Hong Kong Protests/Free Speech"

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

It is for genuine crimes. It started initially as part of a Taiwanese man killing his Girl Friend and Fleeing to HK. There is no extradition treaty in place however. A treaty / change in law was going to take place, however it appears that rather then just becoming a treaty between HK and Taiwan, it morphed into becoming larger in scope allowing extradition to Mainland China. At the moment, HK does have some arrangements to extradite suspects to around 20 countries (https://www.doj.gov.hk/eng/laws/table4ti.html) but as I say, this new treaty was going to allow extradition on a case by case basis to countries not currently in the list including China.

People were fearful in HK of the long arm of the mainland hence the initial protest. Since then, it has become much wider in scope beyond the treaty which in itself has been withdrawn (for now)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Hong Kong Protests/Free Speech"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Things would have just been as complicated if the UK kept part of Hong Kong.

What people forget (not saying you did) is that there are actually three treaties at point Hong Kong was handed over to the UK.

  • 1842 Treaty of Nanking - covering HK island
  • 1860 Convention of Peking - covering additional islands
  • 1898 Convention for the Extension of Hong Kong Territory - this last one covers the New territories and it actually had a time limit of 99 years so the lease would end in 1997.

The New Territories actually make up nearly 87% of what is Hong Kong. Its very unlikely China would have allowed a continuation of the lease (infact recall China saying they would march on the new territory at expiration of the lease if not handed over), so there would in effect have meant UK left with 13% of a territory, part of which is an island. In all under 150 km2. For reference, Washington D.C capital area is bigger at 170km2. Reality is at that point with infrastructure being so intertwined, not to mention people, it would have been pretty impossible to split the territory really.

Add to fact, by that point the UK was at a relatively weak point anyways and no doubt pressure behind the scene by UK companies etc, would have been pretty impossible for UK to keep HK. In reality the handover and 50 year system was a way to save face against the inevitable.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Asus ROG Strix Gaming B450-f 3 pin LED addition"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Afraid not, most devices you use to manage addressable fan's if connected to the motherboard will need software (if you don't want to go down the remote route).

Are some cheaper options the the Aura terminal, will but require another piece of software and will not sync with your board etc.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Sapphire Pulse RX 5700 XT Clock Bouncing around, is it normal behaviour?"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Do you have any V-Sync or framecap enabled by any chance. If either is in play, could be the reason why your components are not running near flat (no need too)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "1080 to 2080 Super?"

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

I assume will be more than enough to run any game in the foreseeable future at max in 2k.

Doubt it, plenty of games now assuming it is a high refresh rate 3440 x 1440 panel you mentioned in this thread: https://pcpartpicker.com/forums/topic/301327-refresh-rate-vs-resolution if so then no not maxed out, plenty of game out now with settings cranked up will not hold 3440 x 1440 at 120 hz maxed out, will do an average of 60 in some games like borderland 3 for example. However do some smart tweaks, knock off the demeaning settings and you will get it to maintain a solid FPS. besides with G-sync in the mix, it will do its thing when below 120hz.

Is it a good investment?

At the end of the day, with all these high end cards as long as your accepting you pay a steep premium to go up to the next level of performance. So is it a good investment, no not really, the very high end stuff never is, your in effect paying to get next gen mainstream performance early. Now ignoring all that of course, it is a very solid card as it is and will work very well with your monitor. You will most certainly be able to keep a nice mixture of visual settings and FPS. Just make some smart tweaks as more demanding stuff comes out.

Comment reply on Jaguar07's Completed Build: Thor

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Nice job, not an often seen case!

Comment reply on Jaguar07's Completed Build: Thor

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

That is how the case is designed, inverse ATX design. For example, can see corsair Logo on the PSU shroud in correct orientation.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is 120GB too small?"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Its not that hard really, if it works for you, great.

I suspect the person may be looking at a more average user, by the time you get the OS on there, a few games, it will likely be filled. Makes sense to pony up a little bit more cash and get a bigger drive in most instances. Get / go with what works for you simply put.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Rtx 2080"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Its not quiet as simple as 2 fan vs 3 fan, the whole cooling assembly is important.

Best bet would be to see models you like, fit within your price and check reviews. Most 2080's with solid cooler's will perform / offer most the performance out the box thanks to boosting beyond box specs. You don't need to splash out on the very expensive ones to get solid performance.

Looking strictly at RTX 2080s listed on PCPP and in USD, the MSI gaming X trio makes the most sense: https://pcpartpicker.com/product/YKbwrH/msi-geforce-rtx-2080-founders-edition-8gb-gaming-x-trio-video-card-rtx-2080-gaming-x-trio A substantial cooler, solid performance etc and seems to be on sale at best buy, only cheaper 2080 listed as of writing is the ASUS Duo for $20 less and in this instance the Gaming X trio is worth that extra uptick in price. Review here on the model: https://www.guru3d.com/articles-pages/msi-geforce-rtx-2080-gaming-x-trio-review,1.html

Above that gaming X trio price and your getting close to 2080 Super prices anyways which works solid, even with the founders edition cooler. I will also add however, depending on your budget / price, take a peek at the 2070 Super. Can be had for $100-$150 cheaper with solid cooler's and may meet your performance needs.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "RX 5700 XT vs 2070 Super - The price problem"

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

The cheaper 2070 super boards are fine, its the cooler that is important really and most 2070 Super's come with coolers which can keep it sufficiently cool. The 5700XT reference board is also fine, its the cooler that is the problem. A very top tier board with full custom VRM may perfrom fractionally better,

To be honest its quiet simple, there are solid 5700XT's available for cheaper, the 5700XT pulse can be had for £400: https://www.overclockers.co.uk/sapphire-radeon-rx-5700-xt-pulse-8gb-gddr6-pci-express-graphics-card-gx-38x-sp.html Gamersnexus review: https://youtu.be/FQJCm7bnOfU so £60 saving vs the Super you linked and at your price point.

That is a very solid model and as per recent hardware unboxed video, the 5700XT will perform better on a per frame basis but the 2070 Super in absolute terms will perform slightly better across a spectrum of games. https://youtu.be/Sse7IQw6sio

In terms of pricing cuts, not too sure, one of those things, would not expect anything soon given these cards have just come out really and sit fine in their current market position.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What is overclocking and how do I do it?"

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Overclocking is in effect pushing the CPU past the specs normally quoted on the box in terms of clock speed. Depending on the overclock, you will often increase the voltages beyond stock and in turn produce more heat. There is a fine balance in play between keeping things stable, temps in checks and performance, a matter of trial and error.

Purpose is to increase CPU performance beyond box specs. The impact can vary widely depending on the application. Some may see an advantage from the extra clock speed, other's not so much.

Usually you will overclock in the BIOS. There are some tool's though which allow you to overclock within windows, Intel's own Extreme Tuning Utility (XTU) allows you to do it within windows, but personally prefer doing it within the BIOS.

Now as to how to do it, I recommend you read some guides:

This tweaktown guide is very detailed, its not 9700k specific, rather 8xxx, but same principles / voltages apply. It walks you through the details of the voltages which is a nice inital read to understand some basic principles of overclocking: https://www.tweaktown.com/guides/8481/coffee-lake-overclocking-guide/index.html

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Do BFGD require more graphics power?"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Its relatively straight forward really, size does not matter. Provided the resolution is the same, it will be the same number of pixels that needed to be drawn by the GPU so the system will provide a similar level of performance weather its a 27" 4k panel or a 77" 65" 4K panel both with same pixel count.

Both panels likewise have a 144hz refresh rate, so in that area, performance will also be similar. Given you mentioned you are satisfied with the performance with your X27, you will have similar performance, with the same system a bit on a bigger screen.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "LED strips for PC case"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

To an extent may depend on your other component. Most recent motherboards have RGB headers, so can use those along with some RGB strips to ensure said strips and any motherboard lighting can sync up.

You get two different flavours, normal RGB and addressable RGB. They are different types of RGB strips and not interchangeable. The latter allows each LED along the strip to be a different colour while former changes entire strip at same time.

I guess, what motherboard do you have? Do you have any other RGB items like corsair Light Loop fans, or NZXT Hue fans etc?

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