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About Sorenson

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  • CPU
    i7 8700k
  • Motherboard
    ROG Strix Z370-I
  • RAM
    16gb Corsair Dominator Platinum
  • GPU
    EVGA 1070ti Hybrid
  • Case
    NZXT H200i
  • Storage
    Samsung 970 Evo 1tb
  • PSU
    EVGA 750w SuperNOVA
  • Display(s)
    Samsung CHG70 32" 1440p
  • Cooling
    Corsair H150i Pro
  • Keyboard
    Corsair K63 wireless
  • Mouse
    Logitech G903 Wireless

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  1. Sorenson

    CPU upgrade

    Jayz two cents did a video on this yesterday, I would take a look at it. Sorry i don't have access to youtube at work or i would link the video for you.
  2. Sorenson

    My first gaming computer...

    Focus on the efficiency rating for the power supply. the system you parted out is estimated to use only 300w of power so you could even get away with a 400w power supply (but i would go with around a 600w). I usually only buy 80plus gold power supplies because I want them to last a long time. Also you can save money by going with the Ryzen 7 2700 and overclocking it (its not that hard) since you are planning on getting a nice air cooler with it.
  3. Sorenson

    My first gaming computer...

    OP included in his part list, its just helpful to include it in yours for comparison with the price. Some people want to pay full price for windows.
  4. Sorenson

    My first gaming computer...

    you didn't include windows in the cost
  5. Sorenson

    My first gaming computer...

    @elpsycongroo PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant Type Item Price CPU AMD - Ryzen 7 2700 3.2 GHz 8-Core Processor $224.89 @ OutletPC CPU Cooler be quiet! - Dark Rock 4 CPU Cooler $69.99 @ SuperBiiz Motherboard Asus - Prime X470-Pro ATX AM4 Motherboard $149.89 @ OutletPC Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $94.89 @ OutletPC Storage Samsung - 970 Evo Plus 250 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $86.98 @ OutletPC Storage Samsung - 860 QVO 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive $117.99 @ Amazon Video Card MSI - GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB VENTUS XS OC Video Card $279.99 @ Newegg Case Cooler Master - MasterBox MB500 ATX Mid Tower Case $55.98 @ Newegg Power Supply Cooler Master - MWE Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $54.99 @ B&H Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $99.39 @ OutletPC Monitor MSI - Optix MAG241C 23.6" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor $189.99 @ B&H Keyboard Cooler Master - Lite L Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse $55.85 @ OutletPC Headphones Logitech - G430 7.1 Channel Headset $39.97 @ Amazon Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts Total (before mail-in rebates) $1590.79 Mail-in rebates -$70.00 Total $1520.79 Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-04-19 16:07 EDT-0400 I would recommend this instead. I changed the power supply, video card, Monitor (to the newer brighter version for the same price), the nvme SSD, CPU Cooler (the noctua is great but its ugly, the dark rock is close enough), and the CPU.
  6. Sorenson

    iGPU crashing the system

    try increasing the memory allocation to the IGPU in your bios settings
  7. Sorenson

    I9 9900k

    I usually do about this much This isn't me, i just found this picture on google. As long as your thermal paste isn't conductive you shouldn't have any issues (besides it off the sides of the cpu) if you use a bit more than you need. However, if you use too little your cpu will run hot. Pretty much every tech tuber has a video on youtube about how much thermal paste to use.
  8. holly crap dude, I wasn't saying his computer was going to use 380 watts. Also I realize that the curve starts at 62% and then goes to about 80-92% efficiency above 20%. If you look at what I said nothing is inaccurate. Are you hoping Tech Jesus will see that you argued on a form and get knighted by his holy ram stick? A new user asked if his power supply was good for his build, it clearly is.
  9. Sorenson

    Building a new pc need help

    @Unofficial A Your components are kind of unbalanced. If this is a workstation then the CPU makes sense, if it is for gaming i would drop down to an i7 8700k or an i7 9700k and upgrade the GPU.
  10. No efficiency curve has a horizontal line like that. here is tom's hardware review of the 600w version: https://www.tomshardware.co.uk/be-quiet-pure-power-10-600w-psu,review-33932-5.html as you can see it does not have a flat curve, but as long as you are using 20% < it is really efficient. I don't understand why you guys are so up in arms over my recommendation. If you are building a computer that uses 380w of power it would be pretty dumb to go and buy a 400w power supply. if you are using a computer that uses 120w of power it would be pretty dumb to buy a 1000w power supply. I recommend to new computer builders to get a power supply that uses around 60% of the power supply's capability because it allows room for more power hungry components to be added and will generally be running efficiently. You are kind of coming off as keyboard warriors who need to nitpick every little detail.
  11. I did read the article. the main point of it was you want your PSU to be operating where it is most efficient. I didn't realize that conclusion was so controversial.
  12. Sorenson

    Hey I wonder if this is a good pc

    You will get some cpu bottleneck in higher FPS games. If you have a 60hz monitor you are fine, if you want to play at 90-144fps I would go with a r5 2600. I believe second generation ryzen has better memory support too.
  13. https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/psu-buying-guide,2916-3.html
  14. this is what a power supply efficiency curve looks like for a 600w power supply. If you're using too little power you're wasting a lot of electricity. If you're using too much power its less efficient than it could be, and will likely turn the power supply fans on making it louder. the graph is from Tom's Hardware.
  15. That looks like a good power supply. The only reason to consider one with more power (like a 500-600 watt) is if you plan on upgrading in the future. You want your power usage to be around 60-80 percent of the power supply's rated spec. Also you might want to consider a modular power supply if you are working in a tight case.