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  1. After looking noticed that curved displays where not as common and had a price increase. Went to the discord and TheCoopaTroopa recommended https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B07M9V8XNQ?tag=pcp0f-20&linkCode=ogi&th=1&psc=1 I really appreciate the time he took to find me something in canadian. Sitting in my in basket just need to click it. I have a hard time spending money. Edit: and purchased
  2. Why? $400 CDN and i have not heard of the brand. https://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B07V39QHMY/ref=dp_olp_new_mbc?ie=UTF8&condition=new similar price. Just looking to under stand what makes the AOC CQ27G1 27 desirable or a deal.
  3. I am a PC newb and this is my first build. TLDR with questions at bottom. I got the build mainly from logical increments. Rosewill - THOR V2 Case ASUS Prime X570-P Ryzen 3 motherboard Rosewill PHOTON Series 650W powersupply AMD RYZEN 5 3600X Cooler master R1 Hyper Intel 660p Series M.2 2280 1TB (SSD) G.SKILL Aegis Seagate 2tb Internal hard drive So I now have all the parts and the case is huge. I started by replacing the cooler mounting bracket for the cpu to the Cooler master. No real issue here except I paid for a CPU that had the stock cooler. Seems like a waste. Inserting the chip was easy because I knew to look for the odd corner. This is not mentioned in the instructions. Applied thermal compound, there was some in the cooler master package but I bought some because I was unsure. The amount seems silly since you only use a tiny bit. Watched a video from linus on the best method (it does not matter). Only issue with the cooler was placing it on the chip it moved around a little bit while I got the screws in place. I had to push down one side, then the other. I did not do a test boot because I am a bad person and will probably regret that decision. Mounted the power supply in the case and no real issue other than it is tight (and looks like it is meant to be). Placed the mother board stand offs and had only a slight issue as the roswell case has numbers stamped next to the holes. Some stamps where missing and one referenced to the wrong whole (every other number was to the left of the hole it referenced except 5 was to the right). Installed the IO shield, the IO shield was not retained in the case or on the board. The force of the mother board seems to hold it in. I had expected it to clip into the case. Had to press fairly hard against the io shield to screw the board in. Started attaching pins and it went well. The case makes this easy but I am unsure about the bundle coming from the front panel. It goes through the drive area and then through a pass through to the back. Would be cleaner if the cords just where at the back and then I could pass them through where I need them. I do worry about the cord strain as some connectors go to an immediately adjacent pass through causing a sharp bend in the cord. The mother board I am using has an 8 and 4 pin connector. The manual says do not use only the 4 pin. Use 8, or 8 and 4. The power supply only has the CPU 8 pin. The almost identical PCIE do not fit. Took me a long time to figure this out. Reading online some say it is 100% required, others say it is fine. I suppose I will find out. The 8 pin cord is not long enough to reach the connectors when routed through the back so has to dangle over the mother board. I installed the SSD in the m2_1 slot because that made the most sense, but with 2 slots there was no real description of m2_1 and m2_2. The ssd was also only labeled as m2. I have no idea. The case has 4 fans and manual fan control. To my mind should the motherboard not control the fans? Hey temps are high lets ramp up? So I plugged the front and rear fans into the mother board. I am assuming this allows the Bios to control the fan speed. The top and side fans will be to A and B manual control, because they are there and I can then control the noise level. I just see this as a set it and forget it. The hard drive did not come with a sata data port, so had to salvage from the existing PC that had multiple drives. I am only partly done as friends came over last night for a socially distant get together. Need to install the hard drive and video card. I am excited and terrified that it all works. I am really concerned about the 4 pin connector. I also found out the board is older an only gen 3 and may require an update. I have no idea how this works. Hoping I just install windows. Connect to the internet and magic? Advice is welcome and thank you for reading. TLDR What slot on mother board do I plug SSD into m2_1 or m2_2 for Intel 660p Series M.2 2280 1TB (SSD). Is missing the 4 pin connector a big deal? Manual vs mother board connections for case fans? How do I update the bios from gen 3 to current gen? I plugged in a ryzen 5, will it boot and let me update? Asked on reddit and got conflicting answers to each question Thank You
  4. Building a new PC with a GeForce 2060. I do a bit of light gaming a Dell 24" P2412H currently and am looking to upgrade. I sit only about 26" away from the screen so 1440p should be sufficient.Never used a curved but I think i would like it. Looking for a decent budget improvement. Having trouble finding a deal (Canadian) and comparing them.
  5. My ATI Radion HD 5670 died. I am building a new PC but no reason this one can't be passed down. Motherboard is a Gigabyte 880gm-ud2h https://www.gigabyte.com/Motherboard/GA-880GM-UD2H-rev-13#ov It has PCI-E 2.0 x16 interface with ATI Hybrid CrossFireX support (what ever that is) The processor is a AMD phenom II x6 1090T. I have a 600w power supply. I'm looking at cards, but am confused how a card so much older is better. https://www.newegg.com/pny-geforce-gtx-580-vcggtx580xpb/p/N82E16814133360 and the comparison https://gpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Nvidia-GTX-580-vs-AMD-Radeon-HD-5670/3150vsm8110 Just looking to get a decent card as good or better than what was in place. Need to ensure it will work. I am not overly tech savy (but can google) and i am having a hard time deciding. The nech marks are all over the place and i can't seem to find a good way to compare them. I am in Canada so .ca links are appreciated. Thank you
  6. Hey I'm with you. Blinded by the amount of choice. https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/1193334-how-to-choose-a-monitor-what-information-to-know-and-where-to-find-it/ is nice place to start. Also found https://www.logicalincrements.com/monitors but links are to US sites and prices (boo). I hope i am not taking over this post but unsure if I should post here or start a new topic. I'm looking to spend around $400 for a curved 4k 27" gaming monitor. Not a huge color accuracy or viewing angle fanatic. I am not a competitive gamer, but do occasionally play an FPS. i have been playing with 12FPS is some games and i am terrible anyways. Don't think i need the 144hrtz refreshes or anything crazy. To be honest not even sure i need the 4k, it just sounds cool and i will have a card that can provide that (MSI geforce RTX 2060) Looking to get a decent bang for the buck and can see spending $500 for a good value. I am am willing to wait for a deal as i am using a 24" currently and that will work for a while. Building my new PC hopefully this weekend. (my first time). Really excited and scared. Is a lot of cash.
  7. A helpfull user on discord suggested that this is the lowest end that would run minecraft. I assuem these would run them on min settings. long as it runs i'm happy. Also suggested these 2. https://www.ebay.com/itm/333399653222?ul_noapp=true and https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07QKWTZ4B/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_u1a4Db308NY85 I still struggle on how to compare the units. Min requirments for minecraft Minimum Requirements: CPU: Intel Core i3-3210 3.2 GHz / AMD A8-7600 APU 3.1 GHz or equivalent RAM: 4GB GPU (Integrated): Intel HD Graphics 4000 (Ivy Bridge) or AMD Radeon R5 series (Kaveri line) with OpenGL 4.4* GPU (Discrete): Nvidia GeForce 400 Series or AMD Radeon HD 7000 series with OpenGL 4. but most processors on even more expensive units are less than 3.1ghz...i'm very confused.
  8. In a similar boat looking for black Friday deals. Looking for a lap top for a 9 and 10 year old some some light gaming. Best buy has the Asus Viviobook 15.6 at 399.99 https://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/flyer?type=1&locale=en&auto_locate=true&flyer_run_id=519014?icmp=seo_blackfriday_flyerpreview Walmart has the Acer Aspire 5 at 399.99 https://www.walmart.ca/en/ip/acer-aspire-5-156-laptop-intel-core-i3-6006u-a515-51-36uh-black/6000197842906 I don't know how to compare these 2. And I have no idea about the amazon deals https://www.amazon.ca/deal/6b0fb86d/ref=gbps_img_m-5_bdaa_6b0fb86d?moreDeals=012a06a2,a148bfed&showVariations=true&BFDay=true&smid=A3DWYIK6Y9EEQB&pf_rd_p=2c592d9f-7160-43ea-a27e-b7cb157dbdaa&pf_rd_s=merchandised-search-5&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_i=6054205011&pf_rd_m=A3DWYIK6Y9EEQB&pf_rd_r=MS8BFNFSWP394N5WCV8Z Though a stellar deal at $300 may tempt me to buy 2 (i have 2 boys 9 and 10) Any deals or advice is welcome. I have no idea what i'm looking for and comparing products is confusing. For this $300-$400 price point what is the best deal? I will note both these appear to me the op requirements.
  9. Going to go with smart switch, mainly because it worked exactly like shown... The other camera functions are neat, but I'm a pumbkin and just take ordinary pictures. having a great camera is great but i don't use the features( except best face and that is old)