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LogicWeasel

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About LogicWeasel

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    WI, USA
  • Interests
    Gaming, Hardware, Tech
  • Occupation
    Technical Support Consultant

System

  • CPU
    i5 2500k 3.7Ghz
  • Motherboard
    MSI H67
  • RAM
    8GB DDR3 1333
  • GPU
    Asus RX 480 8GB
  • Case
    Bitfenix Shinobi
  • Storage
    Samsung 840 Evo 120GB
  • PSU
    Corsair TX 750 v2
  • Display(s)
    Acer XF270HU (27" 1440p 144Hz IPS Freesync)
  • Cooling
    Hyper 212 Plus (Corsair Green LED Fans)

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  1. LogicWeasel

    Buying new parts need some tips

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant CPU: Intel - Core i5-8600K 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($239.99 @ Newegg Business) CPU Cooler: Deepcool - GAMMAXX 400 74.34 CFM CPU Cooler ($16.89 @ OutletPC) Motherboard: MSI - Z370-A PRO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($79.99 @ Newegg) Memory: Team - Night Hawk RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($119.99 @ Newegg Business) Total: $456.86 Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-11-12 20:27 EST-0500 Any idea of what the priced-out i5-8600k looks like. Normally I'd be excited about how cheap that Ryzen 7 1700 is but thanks to IPC superiority you will get more FPS from this Intel CPU (in almost every title save for those rare games that need/want 8-threads) than that Ryzen one.
  2. LogicWeasel

    Buying new parts need some tips

    I hate to ditch on Ryzen (sorry AMD), but if you use the PC for only gaming and run little or no other demanding tasks (like media editing or productivity stuff) you'd get better FPS from an i5-8600k or similar Intel processor (in 4-thread games even an i3-8350k would get more FPS in AAA titles).
  3. As someone who's work computer is a Dell Latitude E7440 series, I can say that when I use the Dell dock at work (Dell-made long metallic connector port for docking) I keep the laptop shut and use 3 external monitors (2 DP, 1 VGA) without the laptop screen being active. I would presume most modern laptops using a USB Type-C dock could do the same, but for the laptop display to stay off you may have more guarantees using a dock made by the same company like in my case (should do the same with an HP dock, Lenovo Thinkpad dock, etc). As far as your main question, the Dell XPS 15 has been getting great reviews lately so I'd lean that direction, but I haven't used the newer XPS yet.
  4. LogicWeasel

    windows 7, 8 or 10?

    Control Panel is not 100% functional in Windows 10 compared with Windows 7. Microsoft has been slowly removing control panel options and putting them only in the "Settings" metro-looking thing (like Windows Updates or Windows Product activation for 2 examples). In statements about their plans for the future of Control Panel in Windows 10: Microsoft has said they will not only remove things like "Personalization" but perhaps soon even Sound and Network options. Some useful articles directly on this topic: https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/microsoft-killing-windows-control-panel/ https://www.howtogeek.com/293858/windows-10s-settings-are-a-mess-and-microsoft-doesnt-seem-to-care/
  5. LogicWeasel

    Is this pc worth the price?

    Here's what I would shoot for to improve heavily on your posted build. Notice that yes I removed your keyboard and mouse, but if you're looking at spending no more than 56k rupees this is a MUCH better value (and has the sketchy power supply removed in favor of Corsair). PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant CPU: AMD - Ryzen 3 1300X 3.5 GHz Quad-Core Processor (₹7394.00 @ Amazon India) Motherboard: Asus - PRIME B350M-A Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard (₹8300.00 @ Amazon India) Memory: G.Skill - Aegis 8 GB (1 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory (₹6949.00 @ Amazon India) Storage: Seagate - BarraCuda 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (₹3599.00 @ Amazon India) Video Card: Sapphire - Radeon RX 570 4 GB NITRO+ Video Card (₹21194.67 @ Amazon India) Case: Cooler Master - MasterBox Lite 5 ATX Mid Tower Case (₹5450.00) Power Supply: Corsair - VS 550 W ATX Power Supply (₹3798.00 @ Amazon India) Total: ₹56684.67 Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-11-08 23:26 IST+0530
  6. LogicWeasel

    Is this pc worth the price?

    I agree with these points. -Value is poor and the ram seems highly overpriced for 16GB (also OP if you can't get a GPU in your build, why overspend on more RAM that you won't take advantage of in games, depends on the media task if that'll even be useful). -He likely needs at least 500GB in storage as it'll be hard to get more than 2-3 games on a 120GB SSD. In today's market 120GB SSD's have rather poor GB/$ ratio compared with 240 and 480GB units (and even some 1TB SSDs).
  7. LogicWeasel

    Building a gaming Pc

    Can't find any info on it... really??? Did you click on either of my links, because they appear to qualify as info. It took me 5 seconds of google-time to find those links explaining all about that drive and it's cache-having status. It's not exactly like Western Digital is a no-name brand. They're not a major player in SSD's I'll grant you but it's not like their products come out of nowhere with no english review sites covering them. Sure, but if it doesn't break the bank, why build a slower computer? A lot of the last-stage optimization is waiting on OP to give more input in this thread anyhow. In the meantime I still had the budget room to put an RTX 2080 in the build rather than last-gen Pascal with no future promise of ray-tracing.
  8. LogicWeasel

    was bored

    How are you going to attach all those freaking monitors to a single 8-port video card. Wow overlooked much?
  9. LogicWeasel

    Building a gaming Pc

    The motherboards you picked don't even have built-in WiFi. OP asked specifically for that feature. (Didn't even throw in an adapter card to compensate?)
  10. LogicWeasel

    Building a gaming Pc

    I'd check that logic if I were you: https://ssd.userbenchmark.com/Compare/WD-Blue-3D-SATA-M2-500GB-vs-Samsung-840-Evo-500GB/m325788vsm1519 While I would say that I picked a much faster NVMe drive for my proposed build, that WD Blue 500GB M.2 is not a trash SSD and it's only averaging 1% slower than an 840 Evo of same capacity (which we all full-well know has a cache). The drive does have cache, it's a re-brand of the Sandisk Ultra 3D TLC. https://www.pcworld.com/article/3230382/storage/wd-blue-3d-ssd-review.html
  11. LogicWeasel

    Building a gaming Pc

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant CPU: Intel - Core i7-8700K 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor ($358.99 @ Amazon) CPU Cooler: Scythe - Kotetsu 79.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($35.89 @ OutletPC) Motherboard: Asus - TUF Z390-PLUS GAMING (WI-FI) ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($168.99 @ SuperBiiz) Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($124.99 @ Newegg Business) Storage: Samsung - 970 Evo 250GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($87.99 @ Amazon) Storage: Seagate - Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.89 @ OutletPC) Video Card: Gigabyte - GeForce RTX 2080 8 GB WINDFORCE OC Video Card ($789.99 @ Newegg) Case: Phanteks - Eclipse P300 Tempered Glass (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg Business) Power Supply: EVGA - SuperNOVA NEX 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($75.98 @ Newegg) Total: $1751.70 Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-11-06 21:36 EST-0500 This was fun to make. We'll start here (as you can tell making things generic and can swap things in/out as OP gives more specifics). If you find the case ugly can always swap that out easily.
  12. yeah felt like click-bait. I came here to see a video about how Linus Sebastian is bad and ended up getting some other Linux thing. -fealsbadman-
  13. LogicWeasel

    Need Windows

    If you want latest and greatest, I'd put Windows 10 on that. If you want to run older programs/drivers for older devices or just don't really care for Windows 10; Windows 7 will run happily on that as well.
  14. LogicWeasel

    LGA1156 system isn't working properly anymore

    Your cpu should have integrated graphics (iGPU) with a port on your motherboard, this should remove the need to get a second GPU to test, just pull your GPU out and cable the video-out on your motherboard.
  15. LogicWeasel

    LGA1156 system isn't working properly anymore

    Exactly how aggressively did you overclock your rig? CPU, GPU, (and RAM if you changed that too). If your GPU has bad bearings on the fans, have you at least tried removing it and running the system on on-board? Would help rule that in or out very easily. -If you're certain your PSU is fine than you at least owe it to yourself to put it on a PSU tester, or try an alternate, known-good PSU to know for sure. "Feeling" that you psu is fine isn't enough when you ask the internet for help. If the system does the same thing with the GPU removed and with a known-good PSU (be best if able to try a diff psu or at minimum a rigorous PSU test on yours, including +12v rails, the CPU 4 pin and GPU connectors) than I find it most likely you'd be looking at a bad motherboard at that point. Do what you will if it comes to that (not sure eBay price of that board vs just being time to get a new cpu, mobo, and ram).
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