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Everything posted by ThatFlashCat

  1. If that were the case your PC would be crashing. If your frames have not improved it's possible your're running into a framerate cap. What other components do you have and what games are you running?
  2. That laptop has a VERY poor display (1366x768). Try to find one with 1080p or better.
  3. I'm going to be building a PC that will be dedicated to streaming video (input from a capture card) along with another build for running propresenter 7. I'm looking at doing this, any thoughts? PCPartPicker Part List Type Item Price CPU AMD Ryzen 7 2700X 3.7 GHz 8-Core Processor $169.99 @ B&H Motherboard Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING ATX AM4 Motherboard $122.99 @ Amazon Memory G.Skill Aegis 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $124.99 @ Newegg Video Card XFX Radeon RX 580 8 GB GTS XXX ED Video Card $159.99 @ B&H Case Corsair Carbide Series 275R ATX Mid Tower Case $69.99 @ Corsair Power Supply Corsair CXM 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply $69.18 @ Amazon Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts Total $717.13 Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-02-21 17:51 EST-0500 I'm not sure what the best option for graphics is, though. The budget for each is around $700-800 (I already have drives).
  4. It's a troubleshooting step more than anything.
  5. I believe I switched the port it was on before but I moved it to a USB 2.0 port this time (it was a USB 3.0 port before).
  6. My brother and I both have Razer Deathadder Elite Mice. I have never experienced the issue, but he frequently complains that lifting the mouse off of the mat causes it to freeze. After some investigation, I noticed that lifting the mouse a few times (causing it to freeze) would make it disappear from razer synapse, and then reappear a few seconds later. He's tried cleaning the sensor with a Q tip, any suggestions? It's about three years old now so maybe it needs to be replaced.
  7. Does the PSU count though? In my case, the PSU is mounted upside down so it's isolated from the rest of the system.
  8. Why are you getting that monitor at all if you're on console? You can't use the 144hz potential.
  9. A friend of mine is planning to get an asus PG258Q but currently only has an xbox. He's open to a pc build, which I would do for him, but I've never done a build for 240hz. A solid 240hz isn't necessary of course, as 180-240hz on decent settings is fine. Performance > visual quality for this build. He'll be playing fortnite, halo infinite, and fallout. I'm trying to keep the budget relatively low on this, so I was thinking about these core parts: Ryzen 3600 Some asus x570 board 3200-3600 mhz ram (likely the latter) RTX 2070 Super Any thoughts here? I'm most uncertain about the cpu, since I don't want to spend too much on it but realize that intel is best for pushing the absolute max fps. I'd like to stick with AMD, though, for future upgrades. On a side note, I could also ask him if he's fine with a 144hz build instead.
  10. The 1650 would be a huge waste of money. It's a server, so the graphics would only ever need to show a console.
  11. I bought an old used xeon and it works great (see my signature). A 3700x is definitely overkill though.
  12. I'm planning to reinstall windows immediately so any proprietary software will be gone. Building a system is out of the question, I've already got a good build and this PC will be for college.
  13. Fair point, but I'm specifically interested in Huawei devices having issues because of bans regarding that company.
  14. I'm considering buying the matebook x pro for it's glorious 3:2 display if I can get a good deal on black friday. What I'm worried about are potential issues as a result of bans regarding Huawei products. Is it at all likely that I could lose support from Microsoft, or are updates hardware agnostic to the point that the manufacturer is irrelevant? The hardware is still intel/nvidia, regardless of whether Huawei made it. Otherwise, I could try to get a surface laptop for the 3:2 display (to my knowledge the only 3:2 laptops on the market are huawei's and the surface laptops).
  15. Yes, that's a great monitor. I have a much cheaper dell version that is a TN panel and it has some issues with banding as you described, though I don't notice it during gameplay, just in menu screens sometimes.
  16. If price isn't an issue, have you considered 1440p 144hz? Asus has some good IPS models.
  17. He also wants to play games and windows is generally better for that.
  18. Zen 2 is better than zen 1 at this point for the money. OP, what resolution and refresh rate are you looking to game at?
  19. Why do you prefer intel over amd? amd has intel completely beat if you want to stream and game.
  20. Update: Some people I've talked to have called the security of using a Chinese device into question, but this seems like paranoia to me. Any thoughts on this? I'm open to a different brand or even 16:9 if I can get a 2160p screen (but I doubt I can get one for this price).
  21. Right now the i5 model of the Huawei Matebook X Pro looks promising. I'm not sure how I feel about the 14 inch screen, though.
  22. I'll be starting college next fall and am considering buying a laptop in the meantime for use then (though I will use it some now alongside my desktop). With black friday approaching, I'm hoping to get a good deal on a laptop. I'm primarily looking for one with a 3:2 aspect ratio but would be fine with one that has a 1440p or 2160p display. I am not worried about performance aside from that. My most intense workloads will involve computer science classes so I don't need anything fancy. My budget would be between $1000-1500, hopefully on the lower end of that. Something like the surface laptop 3 would work well but there are probably better options. Any thoughts? Edit: I should have mentioned that I'm less interested in something with a screen that is below 15 inches.