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  1. Wow, that could have been useful... Anyway, I ended up telling my brother to pay a bit more and buy the Corsair obsidian 500d. I figured out it's worth the extra 70$ to buy a proper case. (Some other better value options are not sold in my country, unfortunatelly)
  2. Thanks for the advise! I should have mentioned price range... I edited my post. Although I might tell him to pay a bit more for the H710 since it's too far from the budget
  3. Hi, Recently I planned a build for my brother since he wants to buy a PC soon. In this build, I went with a motherboard that has an internal USB C header for the case (Gigabyte aorus x570 elite) Since I'm not too familiar with what the market has to offer in regard to cases, I ask you kind people to help me find a good option. Currently, I went with the NZXT H510, but I don't really want him to buy it because of the terrible airflow. More details: Mobo: Aorus X570 Elite (ATX form factor) CPU: AMD Ryzen 3900X GPU: RTX 2070 super (Gigabyte OC version) PSU: Corsair RM750x As for storage, I need at least 1 slot for 3.5" HDD and preferably 2 slots for 2.5", but 1 would suffice. Also, Mid-tower would be best, full-tower also acceptable. EDIT: And no more than ~100$ USD, should have mentioned it from the start... Thanks for your help!
  4. I remember seeing in the past a spreadsheet categorizing mobos where you go from left to right and top to bottom to find the best mobo that suites your budget / specifications, is this still a thing? Or in a different way of asking - what is the best way to differentiate between mobos of the same tier from this post?
  5. Hi all! First, a little background. I work in a software company as a software engineer, and in my department we have a monthly enrichment lecture by someone in the department. So, one day I had a conversation with the guy that organizes the lectures about how slow our computers are and I started to talk about how processing work, GPUs and CPUs, etc... One thing led to another and I volunteered to give the next lecture about the subject of computer processing. The thing is, while I do know a small bit about the subject of processing, I'm not entirely sure how to organize the lecture. Where to start, where to finish, and most importantly what to cover in 90 minutes. This is where I ask you nice fellows of this forum for a hand. I would like to hear your suggestions regarding the topics I should talk about, interesting points I should mention and to provide data sources so I can fact check what I'm saying (I will obviously search for data sources myself, but if you know any specifically good ones, it would be great). Here is a list of topics I thought should be included in the lecture: (Please forgive me if some of the things I mention below are inaccurate, I still need to learn about some those stuff) How basic processing works CPU frequency and cycle, what a cycle includes Memory (RAM to Cache to Registers to ALU) Instructions set (RISC, CISC, and whatever modern architecture used today) Modern processing technologies Multiple cores on one unit SMT Multi-layer cache (not entirely sure how modern this topic is) Types of processing Different types of CPUs (Intels K, normal, U and Y are a great example for the different processor types) The main difference between a CPU, GPU and any other processor type I am not aware of... Different cores within 'one' processor (An Nvidia GPU would be a great example for the different processing types of tensor, RT and cuda cores) Current state Overview of the CPU market (EPYC/Xeon, Threadripper/Intel's XE series, Core i#/Ryzen R# and some fresh news about why Zen 2 is a big deal) Overview of the GPU market (Nvidia with Pascal and Turing, AMD with Polaris and Navi, Intel with what we know on their attempt at a GPU with multiple chips) Promising future advancements in processing (Are there any? I'm not aware of anything specific...) Thanks for any who helps!
  6. Hi all Today I recieved my new and shiny Gigabyte AD27QD. This is my first high end monitor, so far I only had 1080p 60Hz monitors. When I entered GeForce Experience, I noticed it recommends optimizing all the games to 4k resolution, which was odd, since my monitor is 1440p. I then went to windows display configurations to find that although the 1440p option is labeled as the recommended one, I can increase it to 2160p. I currently run dual monitors with an RTX 2070, the AD27QD connected via display port and a generic cheap 1080p dell monitor by HDMI. What is the reason behind this?
  7. Hello everyone In the past i bought the monitor Dell SE2416H for my PC because I had a tight budget and I knew that in the future i will be able to buy a better monitor. Well, that day arrived and I'm in the market for a new and shiny monitor. This new monitor will serve as the main display besides the one I already have. I want a 1440p, 144Hz IPS 27" Monitor with an adaptive sync technology that will work well with an RTX 2070 (doesn't have to be G-sync compatible, but should work without problems) I think of buying the Asus PG279Q for 860$ (in my local currency), it's the safest bet since it has actual G-sync and it's highly revered across the web reviews. On the other hand, I fear it doesn't worth the price since it's 3 years old, and I saw many complaints about backlight bleed on it. My other consideration was the Gigabyte AD27QD for 760$. This one has HDR capabilities, and overall it seems to have better image quality on paper The problem is that I see conflicting reports regarding how well it's FreeSync works with Nvidia cards, and I want to avoid buying a monitor that eventually won't serve its purpose. I also have a limited knowledge regarding the available options, and maybe there is even a much better option than these two. Any suggestions would be much appreciated! Please do consider that I live in the EU, so a lot of the monitors that can be found on amazon are unfortunately irrelevant to me. (Including various models of the companies mentioned above)
  8. Wouldn't it be much slower and laggy than an actual PCI connected chip? I intend to play online games on Wi-Fi for the coming year since i can't get a LAN cable from my router to where the PC will be, so i do wish it will be as stable and lag free as it can get for Wi-Fi... I looked and found the PSU on the 4'th tier in this forum. I have no idea how bad that makes that PSU, but for the price of 20$ i can get the Antec EA650G, which seems to be on the 2'nd tier, so i changed to that one. Thanks for the advice!
  9. Hey! I have recently decided to buy a new PC and since I have some doubts about certian parts i don't know very much about, I would appreciate any recommendations / alternatives. The build is designed mostly for gaming but i will use this PC for a bit of Photoshop / programming / video watching / day to day uses Here are the parts i picked - with the rational i had in mind when picking them: AMD Ryzen 5 2600x (with stock cooler) - Initially wanted to go with the 2700x but found out they perform practically the same in gaming Gigabyte B450 AORUS M - Has 7.1 audio capabillity in the back panel + m.2 thermal shield. Other than that i don't know much about mobos and this one was cheap enough G.Skill AEGIS 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 3000Mhz - The cheapest 8x2 RAM i found with 3000Mhz since i heard AMD CPUs work better with higher clocked RAM. (And the price difference from 2666Mhz was irelevant) Gigabyte GeForce RTX2070 8G WindForce - The cheapest RTX2070 i found. cheaper than most 1080 cards in here so it seemed like the right choice. XPG SX8200 Pro 256GB - NVMe SSD for OS + chosen apps. Might be the non-pro version, 3500/3000MB/s for pro vs 3200/1700MB/s with 240GB normal (difference of about 20$ US. not sure the difference is worth it since i believe i will hardly notice it) Antec 650W 80+ Bronze NE650M Modular - Wanted a modular PSU with at least a bronze certification, this one seemed fine enough for the cheapest price. Antec P8 Tempered glass - I wanted dust filters and included fans. This one has 3 of each and its price was pretty good. The tempered glass is a nice bonus. TP-Link PCI-Express TL-WN881ND 300Mbps - I need a Wi-Fi connectivity for this PC. My fear with this component is if it will be able to connect to the mobo with the graphics card and if it will cause data throttle with the PCI lanes. This PC costs in my local currecy about 1610$ US (yes. much higher than the price you find online. Taxes and import fees are a real pain) I don't need any monitors or peripherals. This system is aimed to run games on 1080p on 60Hz. Yes, i know RTX2070 is an overkill for this matter, but i plan for this build to last for at least 4 years. (Last build i had has a GTX680 and it lasted for 5 years) A big concern i have is about the choice to go with AMD CPU. Intel's CPUs outperform AMD ones in any gaming benchmark. The thing is, that if i go with i7 9700k / i5 9600k / i7 8700k it will increase the cost by about 250$-350$ (CPU + mobo + cooler) and i will actually give up on the adventages the AMD CPU has. Do you guys forsee the 2600x bottleneck below 60 FPS on games in the next 4 years? Because if not, i would definitely go with the 2600x. Thanks for the help!