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About XavierVairo

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  1. XavierVairo

    PC Upgrade Suggestions

    Hi everyone, I'm looking to upgrade my nearly 6 year old gaming system. I'll give you my current specs, for reference. i5-3570K OCed to 4.1GHz Asus P8Z77-V LK MBD Asus GTX 980 STRIX GBGDDR5 16GB (4X4GB) Corsair Vengeance 1600MHz Corsair Air 540 Case Corsair RM 850W Power Supply Corsair H110i AIO Cooler Windows 10 Home 64 Bit Asus ROG Swift 1440p 144Hz Monitor 2 Asus 1080p monitors (not used for gaming) Kingston 120GB SSD as a boot drive 1 WD Black 7200 for game storage and a random 1TB Seagate HDD for all other storageI The main reason for this upgrade is that I have to play most of the big titles at medium to low at 1440p (Far Cry 5, Forza: Horizon 4, Battlefield 1, etc.) to get anywhere near my monitor's 144Hz with G-Sync on. I've also noticed just general slow down of my PC (freshly restored Windows to Factory settings and formatted both HDD's) and a couple USB's on the back of the Motherboard seem to be dying. I'd like to mainly upgrade the Motherboard, RAM, and CPU to the most current generation possible, with a GPU Upgrade later down the line. I live in the United States for pricing. Here is the system I have built on UserBenchmark: i5 9600K Asus PRIME Z390-A Asus RTX 2070 Overclocked 16GB (2x8) Corsair RGB PRO DDR4 3000MHz The Same Case The Same PSU Windows 10 64 Bit Same H110i AIO Cooler Same Monitors Same Kingston SSD for boot drive Same HDD's as before The reason I'm asking for help is that while the i5 9600K specs look good, I'm not against going with AMD. It seems like Ryzen (and Intel) have made the i5 a little pointless, but the i7 9700k is a little too pricey for me. I almost exclusively game on my PC, with some very light Photoshop use. Should I just get the i5 9600K? Should I bite the bullet and buy the i7 9700K? Should I avoid Coffee Lake all together? Should I wait for Ryzen Gen 3? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  2. Hi, I have been having tons of issues latley with my desktop not dectecting new wiresless cards. I was using a Asus PCE-N15, and it was working absoulutley perfectly. It eventually started crashing my computer and then a few days later, it just wouldn't boot up, so I pulled it out and the computer booted without it. So I figured the card died on me, and ordered a Medialink - 300 Mbps Wireless N USB wanting to try out a USB. I followed the directions and installed the drivers, and it just would not work. I returned that and decided a PCI-E card was better. I was reading some reviews on the ASUS (The reviews say the random death of the card was comon) and decided to try a Rosewill 300Mbps 802.11 b/g/n Wireless Adapter. I installed the card and drivers per the instructions, and I still can't get any sort of reaction from Windows 8. Yes I unistalled all other drivers, and yes, all the NICs I tried are (supposedly) Windows 8 compatible. Any help/advice would be greatley appreciated. Computer specs: CPU: Intel i5-3570k @ 3.4GHz GPU: Asus GTX 650 Ti Boost PSU: Corsair GS 800 Motherboard: ASUS P8Z77-V LK Memory: 16 GB Corsair Vengeance @ 1600 MHz HDD: 2TB WD Caviar Black
  3. Hi Linus, love the site. Me: https://twitter.com/NikkVairo Retweeted link: https://twitter.com/LinusTech/status/339654562858278912 Nikk Vairo
  4. XavierVairo

    650 Ti Boost SLI

    Thanks for the feedback. The only reason I'm even considering getting a second is the single 650 Ti Boost is able to play Tomb Raider Ultra at 50 fps and Battlefield 3 on ultra 45 fps, and Farcry 3 Ultra at 55 fps. I was going to wait for a while, since I haven't found a game that can kill this card on Ultra. The little thing is a powerhouse.
  5. XavierVairo

    650 Ti Boost SLI

    I was wondering if my Corsair CX600W power supply could handle two Asus 650 Ti Boosts. They require only one PCI-e power cable each, just wondering if its enough juice.
  6. Hey Linus. Big fan of your videos. The information you have shared has helped me a lot in trying to build a new rig (current rig: i7 2700, AMD Radeon 6870, Intel 1999 Ambios, Corsair Vengaence 8gb 1600). I need a new rig, and the 3960X and Gigabyte x79 would be a great start.