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    dreamhacking reacted to Jredmond in MSI GTX 760 Hawk Edition 2GB under performing, please help   
    Go for it squeeze some extra juice outta that old i7
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    dreamhacking reacted to Thony in Cpu bottlenecking   
    That gpu is way more powerful than i5. 
     
    At 1080p the card can push over 150 frames in many games and CPU has to process all of that data. That puts a lot of stress on it. On higher resolutions GPUs dont produce that many frames so CPU deals with less data. 
     
    Tldr; GPUs work harder at higher res providing CPU with less data = less stress on CPU.
     
    This is why I was surprised when people said FX8350 runs games decently at 4K compared to 1080p when it bottlenecks a lot.
     
    Very basic explanation but I hope you get the point.
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    dreamhacking reacted to Jack the Stripper in Is the Antec Basiq VP-450 sufficient enough for this build?   
    450W is low, but it will suffice
     
     
  4. Informative
    dreamhacking reacted to tahmidkhan123 in Corsair CX500 or EVGA 500B   
    Corsair cx power supplies get a bad rep due to their cheap construction. psu reviewers like Johhnyguru commented on their poor holdup time, but in other metrics, it was average. The biggest letdown is the temperature rating, these psus are only rated at the specified wattage at 30 degrees celcius, which is way below the operating temp in most pcs. As far as I can work out, at  the higher temps, it cannot reliably output the advertised wattage. I am running a cx600m on a rig that should only draw around 450 watts max so i hoping I'll be fine. It's been like this for over a year and I haven't had any problems. These are budget units and you get what you pay for. For low to medium price bracket systems, these will do fine but it is advised to spend more on a psu on higher systems and in general as they are one of the most crucial components in your pc. 
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    dreamhacking reacted to pwn_intended in Will the i7-950 bottlenecks ...   
    A cpu+mobo upgrade is in your near future. But that system should have no trouble with all but the most cpu-hungry titles for now.
    BF1 is so well optimised at this point that it should run quite nicely.
  6. Informative
    dreamhacking reacted to Cyborgsmith in Will msi be crafting Golden Edition for the GTX 10 Series?   
    They have the fancy 30th anniversary edition,  good luck finding it anywhere tho. 
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    dreamhacking reacted to Cyborgsmith in Will msi be crafting Golden Edition for the GTX 10 Series?   
    I should really be linking stuff when I comment.
    https://ca.msi.com/Graphics-card/GeForce-GTX-1080-30TH-ANNIVERSARY.html#hero-overview
  8. Informative
    dreamhacking reacted to 79wjd in G4400 gives mouse lagging issue when downloading   
    A G4400 should be more than capable to download something without breaking everything.....something funny is going on. I'd run a stress test on the CPU, RAM, and on the storage to make sure there are no issues there. Then I'd run an antivirus and anti malware. I'd also try a wired keyboard/mouse. And if that turns up negative, then I'd reinstall windows and make sure everything (including drivers) was installed correctly. 
     
    Also, why are you using an HD5450? The G4400's iGPU is good enough for what you're doing (unless you're running more than two monitors).
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    dreamhacking reacted to 79wjd in G4400 gives mouse lagging issue when downloading   
    It could still be an issue with the mouse. You should try a wired mouse (or at the very least a different mouse) just to be safe. 
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    dreamhacking reacted to STRMfrmXMN in whats a good 850w+ psu?   
    Two 970s in SLI plus an overclocked 4790k might hint at exceeding 400W but only barely. A 700W PSU is already plenty. I'd recommend an EVGA 750G2.
  11. Informative
    dreamhacking reacted to Drak3 in Picking between 2 CPUs   
    Yes, it'll perform admirably for a good few years doing what you want.
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    dreamhacking reacted to Pesukarhu in How to fix Ethernet Controller issue?   
    Try this, the mobo should have a killer lan chip in it.
    http://www.killernetworking.com/driver-downloads/item/e2200-e2400-wireless
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    dreamhacking reacted to Christopher_ in Everyday use PC building SUGGESTIONS   
    i would say go with a 128gb ssd for like 10-15 bucks more.
    makes the whole pc expirience 10x better
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    dreamhacking reacted to Quaker in Everyday use PC building SUGGESTIONS   
    Yes, the A6-7400K would be a good choice.
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    dreamhacking reacted to Quaker in Everyday use PC building SUGGESTIONS   
    Here's a nice case which uses an SFX power supply:
    http://www.ncix.com/detail/silverstone-sst-ml05b-mini-itx-4x2-5in-2xusb-8c-86320.htm
     
     
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    dreamhacking reacted to TheNuzziNuzz in Everyday use PC building SUGGESTIONS   
    THis is a little more than you need, but its worth a look:
    http://pcpartpicker.com/list/9zfYr7
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    dreamhacking reacted to Quaker in Everyday use PC building SUGGESTIONS   
    I'd suggest:
    AMD A6 or A8 APU
    basic motherboard (FM2+)
    8 Gigs (2x4) of DDR3-1866 
    120-250Gig SSD (no HDD)
    Corsair CX450M or similar power supply (if a PSU is not included in the case)
    Whatever case you like
     
    If it was me, I'd go for some sort of very small ITX case - with an APU you don't need a discrete graphics card.
     
    Btw, the graphics portion of the APU is better than the IGP in an Intel CPU, and therefore, better for Skype, etc.
     
    My wife uses an A8-7600 with just a single 120Gig SSD. Works just fine.
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    dreamhacking reacted to Sreno1 in Everyday use PC building SUGGESTIONS   
    High quality components with potential to upgrade. A smaller case and cheaper PSU can be added.
     
    http://pcpartpicker.com/list/xz4fhq
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    dreamhacking reacted to Quaker in Everyday use PC building SUGGESTIONS   
    I'd say that the A8 is worth the extra money. It has "R7" graphics rather than the A6's "R5" plus it has more "cores".
    That would make Skype, HD Youtube videos, Netfix, etc, work smoother.
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    dreamhacking reacted to Kobathor in Choosing between i5-6500 and i7-6700 for daily use   
    an i3 would work great for that. If he has the budget, the i5 can do anything he wants.
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    dreamhacking reacted to VoyexTech in Choosing between i5-6500 and i7-6700 for daily use   
    Good choice. It also leaves a bit more room for the future. 
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    dreamhacking reacted to VoyexTech in Choosing between i5-6500 and i7-6700 for daily use   
    Ah well either way no need for the i7 the i5 will work plenty fine for that usage Case. In fact  I use the i5-4960k for my gaming rig. Which is plenty fast
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    dreamhacking reacted to Zyndo in Choosing between i5-6500 and i7-6700 for daily use   
    If you want the best speeds and whatnot for basic browsing like that, get an i3 6100, and take the money you've saved and invest in a NVME M.2 drive like a Samsung 950 pro. the tasks you suggested require very minimal amounts of CPU horsepower, but scale very well with high performance SSD's with high IOPS. that would be the best way to invest your money for his needs.
     
    but realistically any recent 2 core cpu, with any moderately good basic SSD, with at least 8GB of RAM would be plenty for such a minimal workload. Beyond those specs he is unlikely to notice any huge amount of difference for loading web pages, or using MS office (unless he is CRAZY into his excel). I would recommend he just go to best buy and gets some cheap desktop from there. their gaming PC's are usually at inflated prices, but their low end PC's designed for this exact need are often quite reasonably priced.
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    dreamhacking reacted to mathijs727 in Onboard graphics beat 1060?   
    You should never install the drivers from the CD anyways, they're outdated.
    Get them from the Nvidia website...
  25. Funny
    dreamhacking reacted to Thorimus in Onboard graphics beat 1060?   
    Trying to run a GPU without its drivers is like trying to drive a car without its wheels. It's *very* difficult.
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