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About wkdpaul

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  • Birthday 1977-06-03


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    Asus Z87-PLUS
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    16GB DDR3 2400 (4x4GB)
  • GPU
    Gigabyte Windforce HD7870
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    Generic Tower
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    240GB Avexir SSD + 1x 500GB WD
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    Seasonic G650
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    Acer G205H 21in + Lenovo 19in
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    CM 212 EVO
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    Cooler Master Devastator II
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    Cooler Master Devastator II
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  1. Not sure about the accuracy of this Wiki article but it will explain why Ghz speed isn't what make the raw speed of a CPU, not every Ghz is worth the same https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Instructions_per_cycle
  2. IPC (instructions per clock) aren't comparable. The Atom is MUCH much slower. Those are synthetic bench, but it still give you a rough idea of the difference between the 2; http://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Intel-Atom-x7-Z8700-vs-Intel-Core-i5-5250U/m27122vsm24945 http://www.cpubenchmark.net/compare.php?cmp[]=2478&cmp[]=2506
  3. Make sure to tag people (like this @wkdpaul or quote them when replying, else we will never know) That's where your restore points are (System Volume Information) The Disk Cleaner tool has a section to remove system files like Windows Update cache and old restore points (look at where the pointer it); Then click here; Source; https://www.howtogeek.com/125923/7-ways-to-free-up-hard-disk-space-on-windows/
  4. That usually won't show hidden and system files and folders. Open the Disk Cleanup utility and go from there. Also, since SSDs are quick, you can select the "Compress this drive" option in the drive properties, you'll save space and it won't hit performance much (at least not enough for you to notice).
  5. The thread was moved to the New Builds & Planning section.
  6. it honestly depends on your budget, the types of games you play, what other uses you have for your PC (like streaming, video editing, 3D rendering, etc..) and the life expectancy you're hoping to get. I'm personally keeping my 4670k and HD7870 because I'm fine gaming @1080p without having everything on ultra. When I will want more details and quality I'll probably look at the perf/$ of budget GPUs and go with something my Haswell can handle without going overboard. ... sorry if that's not helping!
  7. it's actually the other way around. The higher the resolution the more GPU intensive it becomes and this gives the CPU more room to breathe. Lots of benchmarks show that the higher you go in resolution, the less difference the CPU makes (see bitwit 2600k vs 6700k youtube video)
  8. Threads merged. Please make sure not to post the same thread multiple times.
  9. @Zackiz Make sure to close or unplug the PSU and to reset the CMOS, either with the jumper or by removing the battery for >10 seconds.
  10. the 1050 isn't much faster than the 7870, so a 1050ti or above would be needed for an actual upgrade. As for the CPU, it's really not that great, I have a 7870 myself and I can guaranty you'll see a small bump by getting a better CPU and a more recent platform (I saw a huge difference going from a Core 2 Quad to an Haswell i3)
  11. The thread was moved to the New Build & Planning section.
  12. As per the Community Standards, we can't help when it's related to Hackintosh.
  13. Thread cleaned. As a reminder, as per the Community Standards, political discussions aren't allowed, especially when it falls into insulting each others and being antagonizing and condescending.
  14. The thread was moved to the Windows section.
  15. The thread was moved to the Troubleshooting section