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Casual Cube

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  1. Casual Cube

    Which one should I get? RTX2070S VS 1080Ti OC VS RTX2080

    2K is technically 1080p, 3k would be 1440p which I think you mean but the other commentors are nums or just playing with you to not realize this obvious mistake. (Vertical number of resolution times 2 is usually how you get the "k" number. 4k has 2000-something pixels vertically). For a 1440p 144Hz to be utilized I would use a 2080 for the little bit of edge in fps (you wont get it on most AAA games) and it has the stronger feature of Ray Tracing. Easy choice Edit: I would just stick to using the full resolution instead of the "k" branding, its only mostly used in marketing and for 4k
  2. Hey guys, so a couple months ago I got myself a Kraken G12 with an H80i v2 for my GTX 1080 Armor OC. This, I feel, is an OP cooler for the task as my temps are literally never above 45c on load while my CPU goes upto 65/75. (picture below). I had some heating issues with the stock cooler where it would throttle after 82c on load. Now I have the opportunity to swap out the cooler, maybe use the H80iv2 on my Ryzen 2600 while I use something a little less overpowered and preferably with a bit more flexible tubing. These cables are so Tight I feel like I will tear them off or snap them off the block. Too much stress on the gpu for my comfort. Any users out there with a recommendation for a good 120mm AIO for a kraken+gtx1080? (my current cooler for the 2600 is a Wraith Prism which looks amazing but I might as well have the space H80iv2 on it if I replace the gpus cooler with a new one. I can only put this AIO around and mount it successfully in 1 place in two orientations) Thoughts?
  3. Hey So I was thinking about upgrading my cpu and mobo. Currently - MSI B450-M Gaming Plus + Ryzen 5 2600 Thing is, I don't think I need the upgrade to Zen 2 as of now, and all of Intels products carry a huge premium (mobo, cooler). Rest of the Specs - 16Gb 2933Mhz C15 Ram and GTX 1080 2100Mhz Ryzen 3000 is better than my current chip but were talking about cpu performance increases which only give ~20% frames increase max on avg. For that, its not worth the price right? My idea now is to wait to see what Intel comes up with in response next year and get that. I can hope that they will be cheaper because of the competition and faster than AMD as we already see right? What are your thoughts on this? Will Intel's next lineup be the right choice? Will their "intel premium" be reduced because of the competition? Can we hope for AMD to beat them in gaming performance or will Intel never be dethroned? Could use your opinions and thoughts on this to further my understanding. Thank you!
  4. Casual Cube

    Why is my computer freezing?

    have you checked hard disk activity? and CPU utilization? I know its a bit limited in Win7 so try HWMonitor and see which one is hitting 100%
  5. Design choice, I quite like it. More character than a full black look (I understand people prefer this sometime too ). Its called a two-tone, very common, basic and popular way to give something a bit of added aethetic appeal. - eg:
  6. Casual Cube

    RTX 2080 low FPS

    A few things I have tried when my rig underperforms - -Setting power saving mode to ultra performance (even in a desktop) -Going into Control Panel of Nvidia to make sure its using the GPU and not the cpu's grpahics. -Checking overclocks and drivers -Using RivaTuner (or any other monitoring software) to see utilization and clocks to further see what is throttling/under performing Hope this helps. You might also check the minecraft forums to see if there is something preventing your PC from performing higher. As far as I can say, don't blame the card, it shouldn't be "underwhelming" Edit: one more thing, the minecraft video settings have a setting for fps limit which I reduced without reading it back when I first started playing. Maybe check that too
  7. Casual Cube

    RTX 2070 Super Sale Date/Time?

    you can expect those card hitting the market soon. What I can recommend is that the orignal 2060 and 2070s will experience a clearance price drop because nvidia has stopped production on those. If you see a really good deal on that I would get one. Otherwise its only a matter of time for the supers to follow suit
  8. Casual Cube

    i9-9900k or Ryzen 9 3900x?

    9700k if only gaming
  9. PCPartPicker Part List Type Item Price CPU AMD - Ryzen 3 2200G 3.5 GHz Quad-Core Processor Motherboard Asus - TUF B450M-PLUS GAMING Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard Memory Corsair - Vengeance RGB Pro 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $89.99 @ Amazon Storage Kingston - A400 120 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive Purchased For $0.00 Storage Hitachi - Deskstar 5K1000 500 GB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive Purchased For $0.00 Video Card Sapphire - Radeon RX 580 8 GB NITRO+ Special Edition Video Card $219.99 @ Newegg Case NZXT - H500 ATX Mid Tower Case Power Supply EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $96.96 @ OutletPC Case Fan Thermaltake - Pure 12 LED 40.99 CFM 120 mm Fan Purchased For $0.00 Case Fan Thermaltake - Pure 12 LED 40.99 CFM 120 mm Fan Purchased For $0.00 Monitor Asus - VE198T 19.0" 1440x900 Monitor Purchased For $0.00 Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts Total (before mail-in rebates) $426.94 Mail-in rebates -$20.00 Total $406.94 Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-07-04 15:49 EDT-0400 Earlier I posted asking for recommendations for easy to install parts for my little brother to build as I'm unable to help him. I'm abroad for too long. This is the list hes preparing to buy (Canada stores). I'm aware that the H500 comes with bagged screws and stuff for easy identification etc. Throw your opinions in the comments, I'm open to suggestions. Just no USB powered endoscopy cameras to help navigate or stuff like that, just premium packed parts like NZXT and EVGA Psus etc
  10. Hey guys. My little brother is in Calgary, Canada, I work abroad in the mideast. He's been saving up for some time now and I was supposed to help him build his new PC. I wont be making it to him in time. We will try video calling so I will instruct him, I've done it once before with a friend but my brother isnt tech savvy or handy at all with electronics so it will be challenging. I think some really easy to use packaged parts are required. Like a Power supply with clearly labeled cables (maybe even one that comes with the case), the case may be premium enough have enough fans pre-installed and separates the screws for him with labels etc. (I will take recommendations for all of these if you guys have any). Most importantly, an AM4 CPU cooler that uses the default latch mechanic and preferably doesn't involve unscrewing the bracket from the motherboard and involves more points of difficulty/failure. All help is appreciated guys! Ty I'm recommending him an MSI B450-M Gaming motherboard with a 2400G, single slot graphics, his monitor is sub-1080p so it's not that intensive even. ~~~(Post was also put up on the AMD subreddit. Need help.)~~~ Edit: After some looking, I could only find AMD's own aftermarket wraith coolers to use the latch mechanism which I still think is the best route to go
  11. If I find one for the right price I'm adding it Not sure why you ask about using pcpartpicker because the link in the original post *is* a pc part picker link, which didnt translate to ca. when I pasted here. But I chose the psu because its extremely user friendly, and will set him for life pretty much unless he starts upgrading with a heavy passion
  12. he cant wait to "play games on maximum options".
  13. glad to hear that this list is acceptable. The plan is to upgrade the core of the computer at the moment. the CPU, Mobo and RAM in a new case. The GPU comes after and the PSU with is at the current one is a 450W Bronze unit from a decade ago I think.The upgrades that would come after would include a 1080p 144hz monitor (currently 720p 120Hz monitor), a larger SSD and some lighting and stuff.
  14. Purchased for 0.00 means he already has those items in his current 100$ bought used 10 year old computer. Edit: His current budget is 1000 CAD for the upgrade and bit more later for a new monitor and stuff
  15. Casual Cube

    Graphics card for Ryzen 5 2400g

    ofcourse it will 'B' word in most cases. Thing is, unless you're never upgrading your PC ever again, look into the future
  16. The screws for the wraith stealth require some even pressure, or else they don't make contact with the threads to go in. This is the only part I fear, after that its fine because it will simply lock itself when its done being tightened and wont let you spin it further. You make a very valid point. I think I have to agree with you wholeheartedly, I think just the fact that I don't see my brother often means I don't want to bring him any issues or reason to be sad. Just the overprotective older brother in me trying to be watchful I guess. Lets go with your approach. If he breaks something, I'll just buy him a replacement. It sounds much better to me if he learned what he was doing, for himself so that he could also feel empowered
  17. I agree, the issue however is the screwing in of the stock cooler because you're essentially point a screw driver at the pcb and putting force. I myself have had to do this a number of times and the first few times, I had scratched up the pcb below
  18. the 2400G is so that he has a backup gpu in case anything might happen to the dedicated. Also dont want to make it tricky for him with yet another component required being mandatory to boot. Might also stay with just that if its enough for his needs, it is an old low res monitor after all. The lowest of their coolers require you to remove the two brackets and install it directly onto the plate. Also I agree about EVO, they may have been champions in budget and all time but you have to be crazy to think their installation method is easy or if they even hold up today aside their competitions. Perhaps youre right about going separate, quality will be better, the flat cables should be easy to handle for him and also his case, hes still looking for nice ones. He likes that thermaltake cube case but I'm pushing him to something really roomy so that he has space to work comfortably. Thanks for all the responses so far guys. Still looking though
  19. Could use a few second opinions guys. On the right is my counter to his proposal. It is intended just for gaming Edit: Updated comparison counter:
  20. damn, are some things really that cheap in UK.. 28 pounds for a WD Blue, 24 for a 3000Mhz stick
  21. I'm convinced he just wants to splurge 2000 pounds on this, "I wanna play 4k yo", "2 grand yeet"
  22. The man put a 20 pound dvd drive and an 80 pound windows key in his first list... Edit: more info : hes at work right now, so need to talk to him to get more info like monitor, how inclined he would be to OC it etc
  23. do you have any suggestions? Its been a while since I went intel for anything so I have no idea what the B, H and Z board do now. It used to be, B for office/business/basic, H for the home PC and Z for the enthusiasts with unlocked chips. Now I'm not so sure