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nelsonpong

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About nelsonpong

  • Title
    Member
  • Birthday 1999-03-19

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Mother's Basement
  • Interests
    Anime tiddies.
  • Biography
    Self-taught.
  • Occupation
    NEET

System

  • CPU
    Intel Core i7-5820K 4.4 Ghz
  • Motherboard
    ASRock Fatal1ty X99 Professional Gaming i7
  • RAM
    Avexir Core Red 3x8GB 24GB (Channel A busted)
  • GPU
    EVGA Nvidia Geforce GTX 1060 SC
  • Case
    Corsair Obsidian 750D Airflow Edition
  • Storage
    Samsung 960 EVO 500GB
  • PSU
    Corsair TX850
  • Display(s)
    Pixio PX329
  • Cooling
    Deepcool Captain 360 EX
  • Keyboard
    Logitech G610 Orion Red (O-ring Mod)
  • Mouse
    Zowie EC1-A (Red Logo, 16 Step Wheel)
  • Sound
    ASUS Xonar Essence STX II
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro Latest Release
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  1. nelsonpong

    What is a good, cheap, quiet, high airflow 120mm fan?

    I could take your word on it if you own some yourself, or I can look at the Newegg prices and rating and see it doesn't really hold a candle to the Noctua redux fans, which are cheaper and are higher quality. If I want to go really cheap, I'll consider the Arctic fans. The Akasa AK-FN058 doesn't really have any advantages over the two brands as far as I can tell.
  2. nelsonpong

    adding 1 additonal Ram stick to a duo

    Your best bet is the same exact model of RAM to retain XMP. But you do not need matching RAM for your computer to function and use all installed memory. Your BIOS will auto-configure your RAM to run at the speed of the slowest RAM installed, but as I mentioned, you can force the RAM to run at a specific clock speed, essentially overclocking them, meaning potentially less stability. You can just get one 8GB stick of RAM that closely matches your existing kit and put it in a free slot and it should in theory work just fine. Plug and play.
  3. nelsonpong

    adding 1 additonal Ram stick to a duo

    Since all RAM have to run at the same speed and timing, it will disable XMP if you use mismatched modules, but you should be able to easily force them to run at a certain speed manually. In my experience, I was able to run triple channel mode on my quad channel motherboard by having a 2+1+1 config, all matching memory but with different capacities per channel, but your mileage may vary.
  4. nelsonpong

    Opinions On Upgrading...

    The 3770 seems a bit costly for a CPU that is several generations old, based on a quick search on eBay. I think you're better off upgrading to a current generation platform. As Jurrunio says, a Ryzen 5 series CPU will mesh nicely with your 1070 and run circles around your 3470. If you have a lot of money to spend, you can go for an Intel equivalent. It is around the i5 and i7 range of the 8th and 9th generation Intel CPUs.
  5. nelsonpong

    What is a good, cheap, quiet, high airflow 120mm fan?

    Yep, that is what I ended up getting. $15 after tax, free Newegg shipping. Now to wait a week... if there are any other recommendations for cheap ass fans, I'd like to hear about them just in case I really need some cheap ass fans.
  6. nelsonpong

    What is a good, cheap, quiet, high airflow 120mm fan?

    If the fan noise becomes intolerable and I have thermal headroom, I'll just grab a fan speed reducer adapter like the ones that typically come with Noctua fans. I need this fan to pull enough air for my passive heatsink to cool well enough to not throttle or trip safety (102C). It is an experimental computer, so I don't mind running it at 90C average under full load. Whatever happens, happens.
  7. nelsonpong

    What is a good, cheap, quiet, high airflow 120mm fan?

    Right on, I totally forgot about the redux line of Noctua fans. Silly me.
  8. What Enderman said, but I'll add what I know about monitors, particularly on hardware that isn't the panel. Basically, two different monitors can use the same panel, but their hardware that drives the panel will almost always be different. FreeSync would be one of those differences since it is part of the hardware that drives the panel. The panels themselves do not determine anything except color reproduction and response time (overdrive, which is a hardware feature, can help lower response time). Fun fact: some older monitor and television panels AFAIK do not include an integrated backlight, which can change brightness and light distribution depending on the implementation.
  9. What is a decent quality 120mm fan that is relatively high airflow and quiet enough to not make a noticeable drone or hum at full speed with the computer under a desk for $15 USD or less? Blue LEDs are a bonus. It doesn't matter if it has PWM or not since I don't have a fan controller, nor does the motherboard have any control over the fans. Alternatively, you can recommend a speed reducer adapter.
  10. nelsonpong

    PC build for mum (office pc)

    For just office work, the Athlon 200GE is a good choice for $50 USD. With what you have now, you have a pretty good budget gaming computer.
  11. nelsonpong

    GSync Monitor Reccomendation

    I mainly play R6 on my 1060. It is no good for high framerate 1440p without TAA subsampling, which looks ugly, so I just play at 1080p, and it still chugs at 110fps. A 1070 should do just fine for games to be enjoyable on 1440p. I'll recommend you get a 1440p monitor. The higher resolution gives you a bit of screen real estate for you to have multiple windows open on the desktop simultaneously comfortably.
  12. nelsonpong

    DualShock 4 vs XBOX One Controller for PC

    Let's say you pair via Bluetooth, and when the controller dies, and you have the Play & Charge kit, you go and plug it into USB on your computer to charge it and play wired. For some reason, the controller forgets its pair when you plug it in, so when you go to unplug it to play wirelessly, you'll have to pair it to your computer again. I don't know if the DS4 behaves the same way with DS4Windows, but it is just a minor annoyance I have with the controller. I seldom use controllers since most games I play are KBM games, but I'm willing to go through the hassle when it is something like a racing sim, platform fighter, or rocket league.
  13. nelsonpong

    GSync Monitor Reccomendation

    I like 1440p displays, especially if they are going to be any bigger than 25". Otherwise, I think 1080p is adequate. I own a FreeSync monitor and it isn't certified as G-Sync compatible, and it shows. Weird flickering when the framerates fluctuate ferociously, but nothing too distracting to me. Your mileage may vary. What's your budget? High refresh rate FreeSync or G-Sync monitors are not cheap and can easily set you back $500 USD for a decent one.
  14. nelsonpong

    AMD Ryzen 2600x vs AMD Ryzen 2700

    You spend a little extra, you get to brag to your friends how you have 8 cores and 16 threads. If you are really trying to save a buck, I haven't come across a game that won't run well on just 6 cores. Either choice is a safe one, but I'll grab the 2700 for myself.
  15. nelsonpong

    DualShock 4 vs XBOX One Controller for PC

    I have an Xbox One S controller with a no brand rechargeable pack that was made to be able to charge and play at the same time. It is literally called the Play & Charge kit. One downside to connecting your Xbox controller to your PC via wired USB is that you lose pairing for Bluetooth. I think the battery lasts a pretty long time, but it does make the controller a lot heavier. Regular AA rechargeables will not charge inside of the controller over USB, you'll need a charger for it. You can charge anything with a USB port with a USB phone charger or power adapter safely. One thing I really hate about the DS4 is how the edges of the triggers dig into your fingers after prolonged gaming. The Xbone controller won't do that to me. But the DS4 has a trackpad and a gyroscope for motion control, so if you want that, you can go for the DS4. Otherwise, I can recommend the XboneS controller. it has vibrating triggers!
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