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  1. $299 980ti K|ngP|n

    i just checked the going rate on eBay too. The way i see it, i can easily make my money back... if its free money, why not? I ordered one >:)
  2. $299 980ti K|ngP|n

    I have the money, i really want it... I went into my cart and and started typing in my address... I just... I cant. I cant justify spending the money on something it when i dont need it (have a gtx 1080) and next gen tech is just around the corner.
  3. I have a Corsair CX650M PSU which has active PFC plugged into a CP1000AVRLCD (https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16842102082) and have had this config for about 6 months now with no noticeable issue. I have not yet experienced a power outage, so i haven't had to use my UPS for its battery. I was reading some Q/A on the newegg page for this, and it turns out there are many mixed opinions on using PFC PSU with Simulated Sine Wave UPS. Nothing in the product documentation warns me against doing this, yet many forums and reviews say not to. Can anyone answer whether or not: A: it is safe to use an active PFC PSU with these UPS? (can it cause damage?) B: will the active PFC PSU run on battery backup? (my current understanding is the PSU will shutdown since it "sees" the simulated sine wave battery power as "Dirty" power) C: how can i test the battery backup to see if it works? Should i just unplug the UPS from the wall while the PC is running? Are there any precautions to take? D: If it is a bad idea to have the PFC PSU on battery backup, is it safe to still plug the PC into the battery backup, but in one of the "Surge Protector" outlets, instead of the "Surge Protector + Battery Backup" outlets? E: If i only use the UPS as a big fancy surge protector, is there any other benefit to having the UPS? (does it still do things like "Clean the power from the wall"?) F: this is kind of off subject... I understand the UPS batteries will need replaced eventually (2 or 3 years) Will the unit still function as a surge protector even if the batteries are past their lifespan ?
  4. Active PFC Power Supply + Simulated Sine Wave UPS

    I tried it. yes, it worked!
  5. CX450 + Molex Adapter?

    I'm putting together a system for my cousin that is very budget restricted. I can pick up a CX450 for just 20 bucks new after rebate and that sounds ideal IMO. I like these PSUs, they seem like good quality, they are well acclaimed, and have a nice 5 year warranty for just $20 The specs are gonna be: i5 3470 + OEM downfiring cooler + OEM motherboard. GTX 760 8GB RAM Optical Drive 7200RPM HDD and possible SATA 2.5" SSD Only problem is, the CX450 only has a single 6+2 pin PCIe power connector and the GTX 760 need 2x 6 pin PCIe power. I have plenty of those 2x 4 pin molex to 1 PCIe adapters though, anyone think using this would be a ok idea? or would buying a another power supply be highly suggested? Pretty sure its fine, but I'm looking for second opinions and for anything I may have overlooked... Thanks, BarackOBatman
  6. CX450 + Molex Adapter?

    When you say, cheap part off ebay you're talking about the video card right? The power supply is new from newegg. To be fair, it was cheap and it was off ebay, but its also a legitimate genuine part. Here's my exact model https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814133492 He isn't going to OC

    Is a new motherboard + ram + cpu out of the question?
  8. Gtx 750ti : 1gb vs 2gb

    I didnt think they actually made 1 GB 750 ti's Do you have a link? red flag in my book. lotta fakes out there and stuff...
  9. (Ebay) 20% off $50+ sitewide ($100 max discount)

    got me a Prebuilt with an i5-3470, 4GB RAM, Win10, 750GB HDD and also a legit GTX 760 for $148 shipped love me some deals!!!
  10. How much RAM topair with ryzen 5 1600 and 1050ti

    Yeah, so no CPU bottleneck... You asked me what would bottleneck a 1050 ti, so i answered... Generally, there will always be something in a PC that is the cause of bottleneck though. In your case, the 1050 ti will be the bottleneck. Like i said, there's nothing wrong with it... its fine.
  11. 1070 ti underperforming?

    https://forums.battlefield.com/en-us/discussion/37033/is-8gb-of-ram-fine-with-battlefield-1 There are mixed opinions on this TBH. I'd mostly point toward a cpu in the end of the day due to 100% usage.
  12. How much RAM topair with ryzen 5 1600 and 1050ti

    Generally, nothing on a new platform. Maybe in some very demanding applications, a Pentium or R3 1200 could bottleneck a 1050 ti. Older CPUs can bottleneck. New Celeron CPUs can bottleneck (you wont be buying one of these anyway)
  13. How much RAM topair with ryzen 5 1600 and 1050ti

    The 1050 ti would be the bottleneck. Its not a bad thing... but if you're going to spend more money in any one area, i would spend it on a better video card.
  14. 1070 ti underperforming?

    I have found that a 3rd gen i5 and gtx 1060 is sufficient for 1080p 60fps in BF1 at max/high. I'd redo drivers just incase before you shell out money. Are you sure that the CPU is pegged at 100% usage 24/7? You could also maybe be limited by system ram when it comes to the stuttering. I think this game will use like 10GB at 1080 high?
  15. How much RAM topair with ryzen 5 1600 and 1050ti

    Depending on the game, the extra RAM in a 16 GB kit isnt going to do much for performance. If you're considering a kit 16 GB in your budget, i think the money would be better spent if you got a dual channel 8GB kit instead and then put the savings toward a GTX 1060 6GB (or 1070??.) You're gonna be GPU bottlenecked with a 1050 ti, so a better video card will improve performance more than anything.
  16. Naming your build?

    I name my computers and electronics with regular people names. More like code names since i do a lot of builds and its easier to call them by a name rather than rattle of the specs every time... Desktop computers have typically been given Male names (Bill, Larry, Steve, George, ect...) Mobile devices have had Female names (Sasha, Annette)
  17. Is this 1070 ti real?

    oh sorry... you're right. The one I linked doesn't have the X after gaming... perhaps they only released they X version overseas? I think I remember something about Nvidia NOT allowing factory overclocked 1070ti's so maybe that's why there isn't an X variant.
  18. Hdd Or Ssd?

    @Fritzer as many as you have SATA ports on your motherboard (unless you want to buy a PCIe SATA controller card..) Assuming you arent talking about PCIe SSDs
  19. Is this 1070 ti real?

    Is this a joke??? Of course its real!! https://us.msi.com/Graphics-card/GeForce-GTX-1070-Ti-GAMING-8G Gaming X is MSI's higher end gaming product line.
  20. how long do rx 480 cards live on avarage?

    as long as you dont abuse it, it will last many many years longer than 2 years from now. The GPU itself has no moving parts, so it lasts a very long time, however; your fans might break eventually as they are mechanical. Only reason a video card might die after even 10 years is A dead fan, misuse, aggressive overclocking.
  21. if you're in the USA, I shop around at: Ebay (worldwide) facebook marketplace (local) craigslist (local) Offerup app (local) Theres also other local listing apps like letgo. just never tried em. here's a GTX 770 for $105 USD which isn't a terrible deal, but ive definitely seen them go for less than that. https://www.ebay.com/itm/NVIDIA-GeForce-GTX-770-2GB-Great-Condition/323272002665?epid=170081377&hash=item4b44834c69:g:y0wAAOSwRNRbDXh-
  22. Jankiest s**t I have ever done

    my god thats a lot of toothpaste! LOL! nice

    True truthfully, i dont even own an XBox One. was just kidding
  24. For used. I'd pay 120 for: GTX 780 GTX 970 You could pay even less for a GTX 770 or GTX 960 For new. I'd pay 120 for: GTX 1050 ti Getting these prices might take some hunting and patience...

    I was just joking