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  2. Qyndryx

    Which keyboard to get?

    Don't get Red switches because you think that they'll make you better at gaming because they won't. It's a marketing gimmick and the difference in keystrokes is negligible. Find the switch that you are comfortable using and get that cause you're going to be using this all of the time.
  3. GeneXiS_X

    Video Editing Laptop

    Prefer regular laptop / Ultrabook or gaming / performance laptop?
  4. I don't know if they have changed practice recently but MSI used to put upgradability behind a warranty sticker. Unless you get exactly what you will ever need up front that could be a limiting factor. Shame, as otherwise I found the build to be good (on the one I had).
  5. IceMacIOP

    Temps seem way too high.

    Yes, if we are talking about the undervolting part, that is exactly the reason why I undervolted the cpu to get the most clock under the 15w tdp without actually overclocking, and I heard that it might help with temperature also. Before undervolting the cpu would throttle and stabilize @2100Mhz at 10min Prime95. With -110.4mV it stabilizes @2700-2800 at 10min Prime95. Same temperatures in both cases though. So should I be worried at these current temps on this laptop? During gaming it will eventually go up and jump between 82°C and 93°C (mostly around 85-88°C with occasional spikes to 93°C) I just tried it once again and this time the Turbo ratios worked, last night I would change them, apply, turn ThrottleStop on/off but the clocks didnt change from 3900Mhz. Also something weird occasionally happens once unplug the laptop from the charger the clock would fall to 399Mhz and will get stuck there for a couple of minutes barely working either until I start some demanding application or restarting the laptop where it changes to balanced mode and starts changing clock depending on need again. I will need to look that up a little closer. Yes you are correct, I just checked my local dealership website and it was an Acer Aspire 3 A315. Lenovo Ideapad 330-15 was the one people seem to be complaining a lot about on the internet. For an example: https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-IdeaPad-1xx-3xx-5xx-7xx/Ideapad-330-Ryzen-5-2500u-underperforming/td-p/4229974 Also a few other sites that did tests like notebookcheck.net noted that this Lenovo model throttles after just a few seconds to a very low level and underperforms compared to other 2500u models, so I shied away from Lenovo products at this price range and picked the Acer instead. Alright I will check it out and will give it a try as soon as I can again. I already followed this guide and tried to level the MSI Afterburner curve, but sliding the next point on the graph up to level the end flat while at +260 clock was resulting in crashes, so I kept it +260 instead of turning it into a curve. Thank you for all the input, I cant wait to try more things out. Also I see you are from Msia, that is the reason why I needed this laptop in the first place, I am traveling from europe to KL in 3 weeks and will stay there for the next 3 months to enjoy the humid weather So I wanted to have a laptop to have something to do in the meanwhile.
  6. GoldenLag

    Bottleneck

    Nope, not at all.
  7. GoldenLag

    Graphene cooled PC

    Literally the second you turn on the PC it will nolonger be liquid. And yes that would mean you will need to dumo some heat into the PC.
  8. You should be able to create a custom fan curve in your BIOS
  9. Franck

    This is getting ridiculous...

    You do not own all your games. You might want to read about DRM. If tomorrow steam decide to close the door 99% of the games you had you cannot get them anymore. Unless you only buy on GOG which are as far as i know are all DRM free.
  10. Basically after watching this video: I was wondering if its possible to do the same with windows XP or Windows 2000, basically through this make XP use most of the PC power.
  11. I'm really confused why you asked if 650-750W was needed for your system and had all 3 people who answered tell you that 650-750w isn't necessary... Then follow it up by asking which 650-750W unit to buy? What's the prices of the 450-550W variants of those models?
  12. francisuy

    Bottleneck

    Is my system bottlenecked? I ran a bench mark on shadow of the tomb raider and i used msi afterburner to keep track of the gpu performance, gpu performance is only at 31% ive seen a video on YouTube about this from jaytwocents saying it should be around 80 to 90%. Specs I7 9700k oc to 4.7ghz Gigabyte rtx 2070 non oc
  13. GeneXiS_X

    Help on choosing new Laptop

    Gigabyte Aero 15 Classic - mediocre cooling (GPU temp should be slightly better), limited support Acer Triton 500 - poor CPU cooling, difficult maintenance/upgradability, can switch between GSYNC and Optimus AW m15 90Wh - heatsink and airflow issues If you want best reliability and warranty support, go for mobile workstations like Thinkpad P52 (yes the appearance is nothing special). Opt for P3200 or higher GPU Upgrade RAM and SSD if not enough
  14. Lady Fitzgerald

    dog thread

    Their expresions looks more like the old stink eye to me, especially the one on our left. I can just "hear" him thinking, "Just you wait, buddy! someday your back will be turned!"
  15. Friends, I am sharing a strange issue while using my PS3 Controller with my desktop PC. After going through my experience, I have a concern - is Mac/Hackintosh has better compatibility than a buggy Windows 10 ??!! Recently, a friend of mine gifted me a simple cheap CSR 4.0 Bluetooth USB adapter. I planned to have fun by connecting my PS3 controller with my desktop PC with Steam. Whatever I do, sometimes, the Bluetooth settings can see my controller, sometimes can not find it. Sometimes it can connect (ask for pairing code), sometimes nothing happens! Sometimes it get disconnected automatically! After 1 hour of testing, I gave up I also have a Intel i3 based High Sierra Hackintosh. I use it for App development and testing works. I put the same CSR 4.0 Bluetooth USB adapter and the Mac installed it smoothly! Nothing to do! Then I went through to pair my PS3 Controller and IT JUST WORKED! again nothing extra to do! I tested it by playing a Steam game. Worked! I thought, I might be doing something wrong in my Windows 10 Platform. So I tried it again and FAILED AGAIN! I tried using Windows 10 Default driver and also Driver from CD. DIDN'T WORK This is not a new thing. In the past, I never able to connect my Samsung Tab with my PC. But that time, I had only a Bluetooth 2.0 adapter, so I ignored. Please share your suggestions and inputs. P.S. I do not want to install any 3rd-party software.
  16. Chevy_Monsenhor

    Is everyone an amateur game streamer nowadays?

    It seems to me as well, i built 6 machines in the last year for so called "streamers". Two of my friends also play with the idea, i kinda thought about streaming something as well, but i don't think i would be much of a success
  17. Not using Cherry switches is generally a good thing. In this case, it's definitely a good thing. Newer, higher end Kailh switches are quite decent.
  18. Hello! My name is FrostyFryy (Frosty for short), and I am currently a Mac user. However, I have decided to switch over and build a PC for reasons I'll get into in section 5. The short of it is, I have a PC list put together, but I want to make sure nothing is going to throttle anything else. Here is the parts list I put together (mainly from a bunch of Linus videos with my own modifications so it is my fault if it doesn't work -_-) PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant Type Item Price CPU Intel - Core i7-8700 3.2 GHz 6-Core Processor $294.99 @ Walmart CPU Cooler Cooler Master - Hyper 212 RGB Black Edition 57.3 CFM CPU Cooler $36.99 @ Amazon Thermal Compound Arctic Silver - 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver 3.5 g Thermal Paste $6.39 @ OutletPC Motherboard Gigabyte - Z390 UD ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $114.99 @ Amazon Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-2666 Memory $159.89 @ OutletPC Storage ADATA - Ultimate SU800 256 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $39.99 @ Amazon Storage Seagate - BarraCuda 4 TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive $84.99 @ Amazon Video Card Zotac - GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB GAMING AMP Video Card $367.99 @ SuperBiiz Case Corsair - Carbide SPEC-06 ATX Mid Tower Case $69.98 @ Newegg Power Supply EVGA - BR 600 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $59.89 @ OutletPC Monitor Dell - D2719HGF 27.0" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor $179.99 @ Amazon Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts Total (before mail-in rebates) $1441.08 Mail-in rebates -$25.00 Total $1416.08 Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-04-26 07:40 EDT-0400 1. Budget & Location Budget is somewhere in the range of $1000-1500, I originally wanted to go as cheap as possible, but I now want to make sure what I'm getting will last a while before upgrading is required. I'm located on the East Coast of the United State of America, and currently I was planning on buying everything online. 2. Aim THIS is where it gets tricky. My aim is almost as varied as a stormtrooper attempting to stop Luke. It ranges from video editing and color grading with effects, to 3D modeling and gaming. As for the editing, I use Premiere and After Effects, and I use them quite heavily. For the gaming (yay for gaming) side of things, I'd love to be able to play R6 Siege, and other 3D games that I have not been able to enjoy for the past decade or so. 3. Monitors Ahhhhhh the monitor/monitors. I'm planning on getting a 1920-1080 monitor with 144hz refresh rate. Honestly I went with this because it was only $179 and it fit my budget. In the future I'd like to upgrade to two monitors, or a ultra wide curved. 4. Peripherals I currently have a Razer keyboard, a $10 mouse, and a few pairs of headphones and in-ears, so I should be good on peripherals. 5. Why are you upgrading? Okay, so this is where it gets fun. Right now I am running off of a 2012 MacBook Pro, and the only Windows laptop we have is running Vista. Needless to say, my gaming and video editing has been almost non-existent. At this point Premiere Pro struggles to even open on my Mac, and the computer itself will randomly shut down without warning. I need to upgrade (it has been faaaaaaar too long), and instead of shelling out over $3000 for a new MacBook Pro, I decided to try the PC route to maximize the potential of my dollar. I hope ya'll can help, as I am in waaaaaaaayyyyyyy over my head with this one, I feel like Linus attempting to work off an iMac. Thanks in advance to anyone who helps! -Frosty
  19. Is there a way to increase the power limit? I have a gtx 760. Yes its old ik. But i have same issue but all my values are at 1.
  20. MeatFeastMan

    2070/2060 or Vega 56 for Freesync monitor?

    Vega 56 is on an amazing price right now. Nvidia should be fine with freesync monitors. 2070 should never be considered as the person above me says. Vega 64 is there if you want 1080 level performance, 8gb vram and at a decent price. Again, it's between vega 56 and rtx 2060. They are both good cards, but I would personally go for the vega 56 because of the extra 2gb vram and HBCC. It's whether you prefer a longer-lasting card because of vram (Vega 56) or a card with features like Ray Tracing and DLSS instead (2060). Both are good choices.
  21. Spotty

    User Focus Fridays

    Best way to thank people for helpful posts is to use the Like button in the bottom right hand corner of the post, shown here: The four options to respond to a post are Agree, Funny, Informative, and Like. No need to post the time in your posts. It's automatically timestamped. If the post is recent and is showing "Posted X minutes/hours ago" then just hover over and it will show you the time (adjusted for your local time) that it was posted.
  22. Nocte

    Graphene cooled PC

    If Gallium is liquid above 29C, won't it stay solid during winter?
  23. Yes ofcourse. And it also do change. However, maybe it was needed with a more aggressive fan / pump curve when overclocking, therefor my question
  24. seoz

    User Focus Fridays

    @LienusLateTips @Firewrath9 - Kind words by one of the users you've helped.
  25. Princess Cadence

    Which PSU is the most suitable for this Rig?

    I'd go with this one, seems to me the best price ratio.
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