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About toobladink

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    Paintball, Airsoft, Videography for both
  • Biography
    Just studying to be a computer engineer. This place is probably more valuable than my university.
  • Occupation
    Programming intern


  • CPU
    Ryzen 5 2400G
  • Motherboard
    Gigabyte AB350N
  • RAM
    16 GB Corsair Vengeance LPX 3000 MHz
  • GPU
    EVGA 1070 Ti FTW2
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    Thermaltake Core V1
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    Samsung 250 GB EVO SSD / Seagate Barracuda 2TB
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    Corsair CX550
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    Dell S2719DGF
  • Cooling
    AMD Wraith
  • Keyboard
    Corsair K63
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    Logitech G403
  • Sound
    Sennheiser GSP302 / Logitech Z363 2.1 System
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    Windows 10

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  1. toobladink

    Dell modular PC: Optiplex 7070 Ultra

    Very good point. I only see these being useful for basic office work, which is surprisingly a huge part of the market
  2. toobladink

    Samsung 27HG70 vs LG UK650 for pc, PS4 pro/PS5

    I say OP should wait, because we won't know until an official announcement or release whether or not there will be 120Hz or 144Hz support for consoles, especially because some TVs have refreshrates of 120Hz (although mostly a marketing gimmick, some may have true 120Hz)
  3. toobladink

    How to pick the right budget monitor?

    Personally, I would look for something with darker blacks, but this doesn't mean go for HDR or something with a lot of contrast, as the white can bleed your eyes. I just put everything in dark mode, but those blue light glasses might be a good option, if you don't already wear glasses. You may be able to get the film put on your prescription though, if you use glasses already.
  4. toobladink

    Game Idea for kids game

    A cart racer or some sort of platformer would be a good bet. A kid's game implies simplicity - so you'll really have to shine by showing off some good content and concepts. A powerup that boosts speed exponentially, perhaps a small story with cutscenes (although that'd be very difficult).
  5. toobladink

    1080 144hz Vr gpu for 2years

    Well, some models can cost about $300, and it has a better value proposition than other Nvidia cards, particularly for what OP wants. (Although a little lacking in VR capability)
  6. toobladink

    1080 144hz Vr gpu for 2years

    A 1660 Ti if you want Nvidia or 5700 XT if you want AMD. (not as mature yet, though)
  7. toobladink

    Dell S2719DGF or Alienware AW2518HF?

    Well, do you value resolution and screen real estate over refreshrate? I own the Dell personally and I LOVE it. I can't speak for the difference between 240Hz and 155Hz though. Some say it really isn't that large. I'd imagine that if you can drive a game at 1440p @ 150 FPS, you can probably do 1080p @ 240 FPS. If you've only ever owned 1080p, perhaps try the Dell. Just quickly get it set up and don't remove anything - and see how you like it. Then consider returning it if you don't like it as much.
  8. From what I understand, tripping OCP shouldn't kill the card. It should just cut off power to the card. It's an over-current protection - so when it goes over the specified current (it trips) it would make sense for that current to be cut off, because it's designed to be a protective measure? And how significant is the load difference then? Around 150-200 Watts? I was not aware of this because I am unfamiliar with older GPUs - sorta figured cards of the same class would attempt to draw the same amount (or less) power from previous gens
  9. But ocp protects the components. We won't know if the power supply is usable until its installed and it's put under load, to see if it will trip. If by way higher you mean, a difference of at least ten amperes, then that might be problematic, but we won't know for sure. Thanks. When you mentioned ATX specs, I immediately went to this. Since there are no changes in here from 2013, either the article needs to be updated, or there haven't been any changes to document, other than safety, environmental requirements, etc. I really don't think they're going to change anything drastic that would make a power supply completely unusable and unstable.
  10. Could you find me a source on this? The only source I found earlier that might affect the power supply in question is a size spec from 2013.
  11. I should have been more clear - I was implying that because the Cheiftec appears to be a decent unit, the difference compared to the average modern power supply wouldn't be very large. I can see how this can be taken to "just buy the cheapest one," because obviously some of them might not have any sort of protection at all. @jonnyGURU does the 2080 Ti have significantly different loads than something similar to a 780 Ti? I understand the performance per watt may change, as that's literally the whole point of hardware upgrades - but I'm genuinely curious if a 780 Ti may have different transient loads. That's something I honestly might not expect to change too much - and actually figure it may get better with newer gen cards.
  12. toobladink

    AMD RYZEN 5 3600 or 3700x?

    If you want to stream Battlefield, the 8 cores will help a lot with accomplishing that. You should easily be able to stream on 64 player servers. As @Wolfycapt said, probably 1080p60. I personally think it would be worth it in your case.
  13. New atx specs meaning what? The amount of current they need? Does the voltage change? Connectors change? ATX power specifications conveniently haven't changed in six years, from what I can tell. And it looks like the revision was regarding size in cases, which won't damage anything. You just may have to use an ancient case, modify one, or maybe even modify the power supply.
  14. I don't see why you would need to buy a new one. Power supplies are relatively the same. Any differences are in regards to circuit protection and efficiency. A power supply is the type of electronic device that can age fairly well. In terms of your computer, they're not as complex as the other components. You can think of it like pipes in your house, and the components are the faucets and shower heads. You might replace the shower head to something newer over time as it starts to look dated, but the copper pipe running to it still works great. It does its job - it supplies the shower head with what it needs. So keep it for now. Replace if you're scared. Most modern day components have surge protection in them, so if the power supply doesn't have it, it's likely not a huge deal.
  15. toobladink

    What are the GPUs that no one should never buy?

    This question is flawed, in my opinion. It's much easier to give a recommendation for a part they should use, because those parts are still in use today. If your friend wants an answer to the budget card, it's a 750Ti in my opinion. It's affordable, does not require an extra power connector, and can play most games at reasonable framerates (but maybe on the lowest of settings). There should be many factors your friend should be using. It sounds like price is one of those, but power limitations, types of games they'll mostly be playing, and CPU selection is also important. This is like asking to buy a car, and what car to avoid. Each car serves a particular purpose - it has a specific niche. As do video cards. So, tell your friend to pick a budget for the card and the games they'll be playing. You don't just go to the car dealership and ask the dealer, "Hey, which of these should I not buy?" You say here are my needs, here is my budget, here is what I have so far to compliment it.