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  • CPU
    i7 7700k
  • Motherboard
    AsusZ 170-A
  • RAM
    2X8GB G.skill ddr4 3000
  • GPU
    Asus GTX 1070 dual
  • Case
    Phanteks Enthoo Pro
  • Storage
    256GB Samsung 950 m.2 1 GB Seagate Barracuda
  • PSU
    EVGA 850W Supernova B2
  • Display(s)
    Acer K242HL
  • Cooling
    Phanteks PH-TC14PE
  • Operating System
    Windows 10

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  1. Should I get an RX 580 8GB or GTX 1060 6GB

    If you can get either for under $300
  2. Why is a Rx 560 1000 cad dollars?!?

    cryptocurrency mining, supply shortages because high demand and expensive ram, new gen gpus around the corner and manufacturers don't want to get stuck with a bunch of cards they can't sell well, the 580 is a relatively good deal there. don't ask for logic, it's 404
  3. Ironside PC or XOTIC?

    Well, xoticpc gives lifetime coverage for labor, but only 2 years parts warranty (may be different depending on build, info from their desktop warranty page, their g7 avenger in the customization screen says "FREE LIFETIME Platinum Warranty [LIFETIME Labor|Parts Warranty] w/ LIFETIME Domestic Technical Support") and after the first year you have to pay all shipping costs if repairs or anything are necessary. With Ironside they give a 3 year parts warranty and 5 yeah labor warranty and you may purchase longer warranty periods, reading their warranty page from my understanding you're responsible for any shipping costs to them and back to you after 30 days of your pc being delivered.
  4. No, minimal difference in gaming performance, games that effectively use lots of cores will be the main improvement, but with ram prices being crazy and ryzen+ around the corner with claims from AMD that it sorts out ram compatibility and overclocking potential, I'd say it's a good time to hold off and wait for pricing to normalize
  5. Need Help and information

    technically speaking yes it's possible. practically speaking it's a major pain in the @55 and it's far less trouble to make a list of programs you want/need (or download them and store them on another drive) and just do a clean install
  6. what cpu are you using, actually full system specs please
  7. Want Fast RAM? G.Skill has you covered.

    maybe they're making extra cash off the supply shortages and they don't want to deal with price fixing allegations so they make arguably pointless ram sticks they know they have little to no chance of selling knowing those costs will be offset and then some by the profits from their more reasonable product lines, but they protect themselves from being accused of withholding stock or anything legally nefarious...
  8. AI Suite Turn fans on/off - lifespan

    I have no clue where you're getting your info from, use=wear, non-use=non-wear. starting up and shutting down really don't put a huge strain on things.
  9. Ram prices should hopefully be getting better by June/July and a relative bargain by Christmas time. For GPUs none of the manufacturers want to get stuck holding the bag like in 2013-2014 so minimal new cards are being produced. GPU pricing is gonna suck until the next gen cards hit the market, and then it will probably be intermittent trade offs between decent pricing and absurdity, or there won't be the crazy demand and they'll actually be in stock... plan for the former, hope for the latter ryzen+ this year, ryzen 2 in 2019, ryzen 3 in 2020 unless their roadmaps have shortened significantly. As for nvidia, rumors of ampere being on their way instead of gtx volta cards, then again ampere may just be volta with all the non-gamer bits trimmed off and using the same process/architecture while using a different code name
  10. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ (guessing Nvidia gpus will be available by June) https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2017/03/next-generation-ddr5-ram-will-double-the-speed-of-ddr4-in-2018/
  11. Whats The Difference

    power delivery is far superior on the hero, as well as some features. The strix b350 is one of if not the best b350 board, but shouldn't be paired with r7 cpus because the power delivery isn't up to supporting an OC'd r7 long term
  12. as an aside, rad placement doesn't matter, separating the cpu and gpu with one won't provide any real gains, but if it creates a look you like then that's cool. Sources: Jay, Linus, Kyle, and Paul
  13. The general rule I've heard is a fan for every component +1 so for cpu and gpu 3 fans, regardless of whether 1 3 fan rad or 3 single fan rads. As others mentioned you can get away with less rad space, but have to run the fans faster.
  14. not really outdated, just inaccurate because I forgot the mobile chips, those things that are everywhere but often aren't thought about. Thanks for the correction
  15. well, it's not malware in the chip, it's a gaping maw of exploit that may allow someone to get access to all the data you has. meltdown is (as far as I've heard reported) an Intel only problem, spectre affects everything that runs x86. Updates are being made to resolve both issues, for now in software and hardware fixes are being incorporated in future chips, no clue on when those chips will be arriving, but unlikely to be in anything launching in 2018