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Oll_Greg

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About Oll_Greg

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    Joey Salads
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    Oll_Greg
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    Khalistor

System

  • CPU
    Ryzen 3 2200G (OC'd @ 3.85GHz)
  • Motherboard
    ASRock B450M Pro4 AM4
  • RAM
    Patriot Viper 2x4GB 3000MHz
  • GPU
    Gigabyte Windforce 6GB 1060 (OC'd @ 1900MHz)
  • Case
    DIYPC BG01 Black
  • Storage
    Seagate 750GB 7200rpm & Toshiba 1TB 7200rpm
  • PSU
    Seasonic S12II 520W Bronze
  • Display(s)
    Samsung 27' Curved 1080p, 4ms, 60Hz
  • Keyboard
    Microsoft Sidewinder X4
  • Mouse
    Logitech G203 Prodigy
  • Sound
    HyperX Cloud II
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Home

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  1. So far, I have. I have tried many combinations of on/off different buffering settings, no luck.
  2. Hey all, I decided to play through FarCary 4 again as it is such a great game and I was craving this kind of gameplay. My problem is, is the game will drop to 36 FPS fairly often (exactly half of my 72 FPS limiter) and I am not sure why. I do not see how to de-limit the frames in game, so I keep it at the max, 72. Specs: Cpu: Ryzen 3 2200g oc'ed to 3.85 Gpu: Gtx 1060 6gb slightly oc'ed Ram: 8gb ddr4 3000mhz I have played with gsync settings and tripple buffering and no combination seems to change this. I find it pretty suspicious that it cuts my max frames In half and stays there for a while when it decides to. I feel that this happens after a mission has been completed and I get some ui interfering, but it then lingers and I cannot figure out why. What do you guys think? Thanks!
  3. It is unfortunate. I was in a much better place financially upon building my PC but things have changed for the worse! Currently shooting for some change in that department though. So, yes until then, I will stick to what I have unless a massive sale is available, which is unlikely. I will look into Divinity - have heard about it, but not heard much about it.
  4. Well, ideally $15 max. I have heard great things about Skyrim - and have played with it very minimally, but wish I could just buy the base game for around $10-$15. The base game apparently never goes on sale though.
  5. Hey all, I have played through a handful of RPG's recently and have not gotten my fill. I didn't play many of them growing up so I am now diving in and understanding all the hype! Not to mention I am now playing them on a much more capable machine than my PlayStations were growing up. So, a bit of background - within the past year, I have played: - FarCry 4,5 and a bit of New Dawn - Fallout 3, NV and 4 - Began playing ES: Morrowind - Runescape (have been playing this since 07) - Diablo 3 - Path of Exile - A few others that do not come to mind I have really enjoyed most of these with the exception of Morrowind. Morrowind was a bit too finicky to me - I understand it is a very old game, but the luck aspect played too big of a role to me. Though, this is the kind of RPG I am shooting for right now. NieR Automata I have heard great things about, but out of my price range. I have dabbled with Skyrim, but it is still a bit too expensive for my taste through Steam and I am avoiding G2A and other third party sellers as I have some Steam credit I am looking to use for this. I know this sounds pretty specific, but I know there are so many RPG's out there that I don't know about so I thought I'd turn to you guys! I have had my eyes on a few - the Gothic series, Mount & Blade, and the Witcher series. I don't mind the games being old as long as they don't look horrendous and the gameplay is still great. So what recommendations/experiences have you guys had?
  6. Hmm, interesting. when monitoring the CPU using afterburner and CPUID, it showed a constant 3.75GHz clock. I will have to check that video out tonight, finishing up some hw right now. Thank you for the quick response.
  7. Hello all, I am running a Ryzen 3 2200G in my build and have applied (well I thought so at least) an overclock about 3 months ago when I built the system using AMD's Ryzen Master software. I am new to overclocking for the most part and am realizing that there is more to it than I may have thought. This CPU runs a stock max clock of 3.5GHz, but I wanted to milk it just a bit from each core. I upped the core voltage just a bit and then upped each core incrementally to 3.75 GHz and was pleased with this... Until today - after helping a buddy build a Ryzen 7 machine, I went back to view my application of overclocking my CPU to maybe assist in overclocking his. This is when I realized my overclock was not how I remember leaving it. It seemed to surpass the stock 3.5 at times, but the core voltage was set back to stock so I was unsure how it had been running the few months prior. As a result, I tried overclocking it again, which I found some success in doing to 3.75GHz again, but then found that all 4 cores would stick at 3.75GHz all the time, no matter what I was doing. I reset all settings and restarted my machine. So this brings me to my question: How do I overclock this thing without having all cores lock to the max speed that I am overclocking to? I would prefer not to roast my CPU - even when just doing homework or browsing the forums. I have watched some tutorials but am not really getting anywhere. Thanks in advance for helping a noob... But I am loving this stuff and learning as I go!
  8. Hello all, My rig is only about 3-4 months old with these specs: CPU: Ryzen 3 2200g (OC @ 3.8Ghz) RAM: 8gb 3000Mhz DDR4 (dual channel) GPU: GB Windforce 1060 6gb (dual fan OC'd using Afterburner's new built in OC optimizer - roughly 1900Mhz) PSU: Seasonic 520W Bronze Storage: 1.75TB total of 7200 HDD, no SSD yet. I believe some more optimization needs to be done due to recent performance. The main instance recently has been in Fallout 4 - completely Vanilla. With Afterburner always open while gaming, my CPU sits at around 70-90% usage and around 50-65 degrees. My GPU sits at 80-95% usage and hits a high temp of mid 70's. There are many areas in Fallout 4 where FPS drops to 35-45 FPS and stays there for quite a while. It seems to be based on the environment, but this still does not seem correct. I run it at high-ultra settings (a few things turned off such as v-sync, motion blur, effects lowered a tiny bit). These results seem sub-par for the readings I am getting through Afterburner. Another example, though it is not as consistent, is Far Cry 4 and 5. Far Cry 5 I have set around high settings, so not ultra and sit at 60 most of the time, but get stutters here and there and the FPS sits at around 45-50 after the stutter and builds back up to 60.. Sometimes it takes a while to vamp back up. These results may be more appropriate than I may think as I am new to this and this is my first PC. One thought I have had is the HDD. I know an SSD would help boot performance and allover OS performance, but did not think it would have much of an effect on in-game performance - such as helping with these issues I am seeing. So what do you guys think? Thanks!
  9. Thank you all for the replies. I was hoping to get an idea of how much said os and programs would roughly take up in total. I do appreciate the budgeting advice, but it gets a bit more complicated than that here on my end! I am aware of the storage/performance differences between the 2 options, but came here to hopefully gain some understanding of the sizes of these programs and go from there.
  10. Hello everyone, I have recently built my first PC but did not initially go for an SSD as I already had a HDD that I had planned to use. It was my plan to eventually get an SSD to boot and to run some basic applications. That time has now come. I plan to store WIndows 10 64bit, the whole 2016 Office Suite, Google Chrome, MSI Afterburner and possibly some other small applications on the SSD. My current Windows 10 install has been active for about 2 years, so I am sure it has saved some cache over its use if I understand it correctly. 120gb SSD's are running for about $20 on Amazon and 240gb's are about $30. I know that's not much of a price difference to effectively double the storage, but that $10 savings is considerable for me right now. So my main question is: would a 120gb satisfy my storage needs for what is listed above? And if so, is there a bit of room to spare? And a side question. Would installing my GPU driver on the SSD make any difference? I am not too familiar with this side of PC's, so please go easy on me, haha. Thank you in advance!
  11. I ended up ordering the HS60 from Amazon.. Crazy good deal. I watched reviews and people seemed to like the HS60 a bit more than the Void Pros from what I saw, so I think we made good choices
  12. Hey! I coincidentally am now shopping for my brother in a similar price range for a headset! I am shooting for <$50 and have found some options through my research I thought I'd share! My cheaper option at $30 (huge sale) is the Logitech G430: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CQ35C1Q/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1_2_3?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&amp;psc=1 My other option at $50 is the Corsair HS60: https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826816107 After looking at reviews, they seem to be neck-n-neck as far as sound and mic quality goes. The Corsair looks to have a bit better build quality. I personally do not like the look of the Logitechs, but that's something I can easily get past. As this is a gift, I'm leaning toward the Logitechs due to price, but those Corsairs are a great deal right now and would most likely be what I would go for for my personal use.
  13. Hmm, I have not tried the Void Pros. I have heard great things about them and have seen some reviews on YouTube that mostly back that up. At $70, I feel that you are getting what you pay for. At normal price on the Cloud II's, I would probably wait for a deal. At $70 bucks though, I'd say its a good deal but nothing more than you'd expect. Again, I personally think they do a great job (they are my first headset as well) and if you think the price feels right, I'd say go for it. You wouldn't be disappointed at the least.
  14. The HyperX Cloud II's are great! I lucked out and found a pair locally and snagged them for 20 bucks. I wear glasses, so comfortably was a concern; but these are extremely comfortable. The 7.1 is pretty great - especially for movies and games. The mic is good from what I have been told. but nothing special. I say if you can land a good deal on a pair, they're worth it!
  15. A little over a month ago, I built my first PC with the help of a few YouTube channels (LTT included, obviously) and Reddit. I wanted to post a one month update to give my experience as a noob and how that has been changing! I sourced all of these parts from various online retailers apart from the GPU which was purchased used from Ebay. MoBo: ASRock B450M Pro4 AM4 ($80) CPU: Ryzen 3 2200G ($100) RAM: Patriot Viper 4 2x4GB 3000MHz DDR4 ($73) GPU: Gigabyte Windforce 1060 6GB ($190) Power Supply: Seasonic S12ll 520w Bronze ($47) Case: DIYPC BG01 Mid Tower ($30) I already owned a HDD with Windowns 10 Home. Total Price: $520 I came from a small form factor HP workstation with a 1050ti tossed in it but was experiencing quite a lot of thermal throttling, so I returned the 1050ti and started doing some research! I spent the best part of 3-4 months researching nuances and performance differences between so many pieces of hardware and waiting for the deals I was looking for as I was on a fairly tight budget. This was the list I ended up with and felt very good about it. Upon the parts' delivery, I was a bit nervous as I knew the building process could easily be done incorrectly and result in damaged components. I followed BitWit's building guide on YouTube (which is great btw if you are a noob): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IhX0fOUYd8Q I took my time with each step to ensure I was connecting cables to the appropriate headers on the MoBo. The build took roughly an hour and a half. I booted it up and it posted first try without any issues at all! I was worried about the MoBo not being up-to-date with the Ryzen processor as I had read that this generation of Ryzen processors required a Bios update on some MoBos, but that was not the case here. I proceeded to download Ryzen's Ryzen Master software to play around with some subtle overclocking. I bumped the speed up by small increments as well as the appropriate amount of power input. I was able to take the quad core CPU from 3.5GHz stock to 3.85GHz and to this day, it happily performs at this speed. Next, I figured I could milk the Ram a bit more, so, in the Bios, I upped the RAM speed from 2998MHz stock to roughly 3100MHz. I was surprised at how noticeable this was in every tasks and homework. Then, the real test, it was time to overclock the GPU. This GPU was purchased off of Ebay for what I thought was a pretty good deal. This particular unit was just returned to the previous owner by Gigabyte through a Manufacturer's warranty claim. In other words, I purchased a factory-refurbished unit, which is still under warranty for another 7 months. Regardless, I was a bit nervous to overclock this unit as it was not "new". I slowly increased the clock speed and VRAM like I did with the CPU. I was able to take it from roughly 1800MHz to 2050MHz and didn't feel the need to push it any further. At this point, I am very pleased with how the system runs. I mainly play OverWatch, COD BO4, all of the Fallouts, Farcry 4, RocketLeague and a few others. Every game runs at over 60FPS, High-Ultra settings, 1080p. In watching AfterBurner while playing, I noticed both the CPU and GPU running pretty similarly, which makes me feel that these two unit pair quite well. Both the CPU and GPU do cap at 100% usage occasionally, but I am not sure what can be done about that. I have a few additions in mind: I originally planned to purchase an SSD, but had to wait as the budget didn't allow for one yet. I will purchase a 120GB soon. I would also like to take advantage of the higher frame rates that I am getting. I am using a 27' Samsung Curved, 4ms, 1080p, 60Hz monitor. It is a great monitor, but I am limited to 60FPS. I have my eyes open for a good deal on a 1080p, 144Hz, 27' monitor. I do not care about the curve as I currently don't notice it on my monitor now - it may as well be flat to me. I have seen some deals lately, but I'm shooting for under $150, even if that means getting it used. Anyway, for those of you out there that lurk on this subreddit and are contemplating a build but are a bit intimidated, don't be! It is fairly easy with the help of the plethora of resources available online. I had a blast doing all of the research and building the system and am pretty proud as it stands. Just do your research and have patience! For those of you who are experienced, feedback is welcomed and I would love to hear what else I could be doing with this hardware! Thanks!
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