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  1. Debeant

    Why the hate?

    There are LED controllers out there that offer the same capabilities, though I'd be the first to advise against using it for your case. It's not really built with an eye towards RGB, like some of the showcase cases are out there. The only reason I swung for RGB this time was because I got tired of using this old chinese steel case I had. It was decent, and temps were under control even with a Phenom II 1045T and Radeon 4850 (later upgraded to a 460 GTX), but I felt I needed a new case when I built a new computer.
  2. Debeant

    Why the hate?

    I don't know about your motherboard, but the one I have can change the colors of the LEDs based on CPU loading and temps. It is an option. Edit: not saying it's a requirement, though. You do you--that's what makes this a fun hobby.
  3. Debeant

    Why the hate?

    You can set RGB to be white, you know. Yeah, they can be tacky. I don't really like the effects, but It's cool to change the colors to match up with holidays. Red/Green for xmas, Orange for Haloween, Red, White, and Blue for patriotic holidays, right now It's kind of a light blue because of the season, being ice/snow season and whatnot.
  4. Debeant

    Why the hate?

    First off, I'm putting this in this section because I don't know where else to put it. If I'm wrong, please move it. Now, onto what I want to sort of rant about: one thing I don't understand is the hate for RGB. I mean, I get that it's something that not everyone enjoys, but there are people who are violently opposed to RGB like they're Inigo Montoya and RGB has six fingers. Glass sides are a fairly common and acceptable feature on cases these days, and that used to be a bit contentious. Part of what makes this hobby fun is the sheer variety of what you can do with cases. (backstory: I shared a pic of my rig on a social media site and a few people were calling it a POS because of the lights) But eh, whatever. Rant over, I guess.
  5. Debeant

    I can't figure this out

    I don't know about all that. I REALLY want to max out this game in terms of graphics. It looks absurdly pretty with ultra quality. Edit: if the 1160 doesn't come out, I'd pony up for the 2060.
  6. Debeant

    I can't figure this out

    Yeah, I figured as much. Still faster than the 1050 Ti I had in the system last year. I'm thinking I might go with that rumored 1160, or barring that, I might just pony up for the 2060.
  7. Debeant

    I can't figure this out

    From what I can tell, it was definitely the driver. I updated it and it seems like the game runs way smoother. At the very least, the game can run at high settings at 60 fps. Usage seems to be about 75% now. I tried Ultra, but the game tanked again at ultra settings.
  8. Debeant

    I can't figure this out

    Sorry for the double post. No thermal throttling, hottest temp I get is about 65 on the GPU (CPU stays well below 60), the Ram is dual channel, and no, I am not overclocked.
  9. Debeant

    I can't figure this out

    I have, although looking at it, the drivers were from last May. I've updated them.
  10. Debeant

    I can't figure this out

    System specs, so we can go ahead and get this out of the way: Motherboard: Asus ROG Strix B350-F GAMING CPU: Ryzen 5 1600X Ram: G.Skill Flare X DDR4 16 GB kit (2400 mhz) GPU: NVidia GTX 980 4GB SSD: Sandisk Ultra II 500 GB Now, the issue I'm having is when I'm playing Forza Motorsport 7, I'm getting weird framerate lagging occuring at random intervals. You'd think with the setup I've got, It'd be more than equal to something an Xbone could manage, but it's not. The game will get moments when it can't even run the home screen at more than 45 fps at 1080p. it just does not make sense to me, because part of the reason I built this computer was to run FM7. Now, when it runs at full speed, it runs great. Even at 1080p 60hz it runs 24 cars on track on high or ultra settings using about 90% of the GPU. But then something happens and I'm at 100% utilization with 45 fps and unpredictable stuttering rendering the game unplayable. Am I doing something wrong, or is it something related to poor programming on the game developers part?
  11. AM3/AM3+ is a pretty low bar. I just upgraded from an AM3 earlier this year to an AM4 precisely because it was just too old to really be reliable in terms of performance. About my only thought on the matter would be to buy an older Intel motherboard and CPU. I love AMD's products and I support them precisely because they're the competition... but if you're buying used components from that era Intel is by far and large the better choice if you have a choice. However, looking at the first board you've listed, I can say that Phenom II chips overclock nicely and mine served me well for years. (1045T if you're wondering). It played most games reasonably well, but at the end of the day, emulation is the reason I upgraded--the 1045 just couldn't reliably handle more than n64/PS1 emulation--it stuttered too much with gamecube games for my liking. that said, I still got good framerates in Skyrim with a 1045t/1050ti combo, in the 70s and 80s, IIRC. Hope this helps you.
  12. Debeant

    Motherboard question

    Not trying to replicate that at all. As far as graphics, the Ryzen 3 2200G is an APU and the onboard graphics should be able to handle 4k video playback comfortably. Just to clarify, I'm only looking for 4k video--not looking to play games in 4k. Even with current gen graphics cards it's difficult to hit super-high frame rates at 4k. I'm not looking to completely cheap out, but this is one situation in which I REALLY don't want to spend a penny more than needed because of the use-case. If I want high end gaming, I've got my main PC after all. Sorry if I wasn't clear enough.
  13. Debeant

    Motherboard question

    That's not an option. I'd like something that can handle 4k playback and emulation of at least a GameCube.
  14. So, I learned a lot of painful lessons recently about low-quality motherboards. However, I'm looking to make a low-cost PC for my TV, because I don't like watching TV shows on my desktop. I figured I'd use one of my mistakes to salvage some of the parts I bought. I've got an R3 2200G that I'm going to use to make a small HTPC. I don't care about OCing the device, so I'm comfortable with using an A320 chipset. Basically, I'm wondering if the Asus A320M-A is going to be reliable enough, or should I consider other options? ASRock as a manufacture is out, sadly (I bought an AB350 Pro4 and it nearly fried my 1600X--not overclocked, it provided like 1.52v on auto). Thanks in advance for any recommendations.
  15. Debeant

    Thinking about upgrading

    So, I've been thinking about upgrading my graphics card from a 1050 ti to something that's at least a bit more meaty, such as an RX 580. the problem is, with the current market I don't know if it'd be a smart use of money, what with the price fixing scandal going on and rumors of a new Nvidia series rumbling. Would it be worth the upgrade now, or should I just save my money? I want to run my games at high and ultra quality at 1080p, but at the same time, I don't want to waste money.
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