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  1. Hello! I purchased this RAM: https://pcpartpicker.com/product/3CdFf7/gskill-ripjaws-v-series-16gb-2-x-8gb-ddr4-3000-memory-f4-3000c15d-16gvkb It is advertised at 3000mHz, but as expected, came running at 2133mHz. I was told to switch my XMP profile, but this only made the first of the two RAM sticks run at the right speed (2999mHz, close enough). The second one remained at 2133mhz. I was told I might have a faulty RAM stick, but I'm hoping this isn't the case... my BIOS has very limited options (mobo is Z390 Gaming X), so I haven't really been able to do a ton of tweaking. Please let me know if you have a possible solution to this problem!
  2. Will I have to manually lower my refresh rate in order to make sure it's not unplayable, or will I just naturally get lower FPS?
  3. Sorry I didn't get to this until now, I went to sleep. I thoroughly appreciate all the responses. I don't have my heart set on getting 144FPS on every game I play, I mostly want to make sure I'll still have smooth and enjoyable gameplay, even on some more demanding games. However, it's good to know that my GPU is a bottleneck and I won't be getting everything out of my monitor - maybe I can look into an upgrade when the new line of AMD GPU's come out, which are supposed to be well priced and powerful. What I've gotten from these responses is that the Vega 56 is definitely a bottleneck in this build, but if I'm okay playing at medium-high settings, plus FreeSync, I can still play most games at a decent FPS. Correct me if that's wrong. Thanks again!
  4. Hey guys. I'm a little scared here, if I'm being honest, because my build just got kinda bashed in buildapc discord and I'm worried I've built a poorly optimized PC for myself (I've already purchased about half of the parts) .I've made a few of their recommended changes, but one of the things they said was that my Sapphire Vega 56 will be a major bottleneck for my 1440P 144Hz monitor. How much of a problem will this be? Will this still be the case if I play less demanding games like League of Legends or csgo? I really appreciate the help - this is my first ever build, and even though I've put a lot of research into it, I know I may have made some mistakes. Here's the build (post making a few changes): PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant Type Item Price CPU Intel - Core i5-8600K 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor Purchased For $239.99 CPU Cooler Noctua - NH-U14S 82.52 CFM CPU Cooler Purchased For $51.99 Motherboard Gigabyte - Z390 GAMING X ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $139.99 @ Amazon Memory G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $109.99 @ Newegg Storage Samsung - 860 Evo 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive Purchased For $50.00 Storage Seagate - Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $58.89 @ OutletPC Video Card Sapphire - Radeon RX VEGA 56 8 GB PULSE Video Card Purchased For $425.00 Case Fractal Design - Meshify C ATX Mid Tower Case $87.49 @ Newegg Power Supply EVGA - SuperNOVA G2 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply Purchased For $39.99 Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $98.89 @ OutletPC Case Fan Enermax - UCTBA12P 63.89 CFM 120mm Fan Purchased For $3.00 Case Fan Enermax - UCTBA12P 63.89 CFM 120mm Fan Purchased For $3.00 Case Fan Enermax - UCTBA12P 63.89 CFM 120mm Fan Purchased For $3.00 Monitor Dell - S2719DGF 27.0" 2560x1440 155 Hz Monitor $299.99 Keyboard Logitech - G213 PRODIGY Wired Gaming Keyboard Purchased For $34.99 Mouse Logitech - G502 Proteus Spectrum Wired Optical Mouse Purchased For $34.99 Headphones Logitech - G PRO Headset $86.99 @ Amazon Other USB 3.0 Extension Cable, Ugreen USB 3.0 Adapter Type A Male to Female Extender Cord (6ft) $7.29 @ Amazon Other USB 3.0 Extension Cable, Ugreen USB 3.0 Adapter Type A Male to Female Extender Cord (6ft) $7.29 @ Amazon Other SanDisk 16GB Ultra Flair CZ73 USB 3.0 Flash Drive, Speed Up to 130MB/s $6.99 @ Amazon Other G440 HARD GAMING MOUSEPAD $29.99 Other Cat6 Ethernet Cable $3.98 Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts Total (before mail-in rebates) $1833.72 Mail-in rebates -$10.00 Total $1823.72 Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-12-15 23:09 EST-0500
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    Refresh rate/FPS

    So, I've made a post similar to this one before, and I've watched a lot of videos on the topic - but I started talking with my friend about this and got confused all over again. Here's the issue: so, if I have a 144Hz monitor, but a GPU capable pf pushing, say, 500FPS, is there any benefit to the extra FPS? Or does it just cap at 144FPS? I've heard that the answer to this is yes, there is still a benefit to 500FPS, as it reduces input lag but you still will be getting diminishing returns. Is this true? If so, could somebody knowledgeable on the subject try to explain to me why this is and how it works? I'd like to understand it well enough so I can explain it to my friend and convince him this is the case. At the moment, he thinks you can only run 60FPS on a 60Hz monitor and that anything else is pointless. I know he's wrong but can't explain why! Thanks for any help.
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    Shielded vs. unshielded and plenum vs. nonplenum

    I'm inclined to go shielded and plenum, then, but I haven't been able to find any cables that meet those requirements under like 100ft.
  7. I will be running a 15 feet ethernet cable through a wall (which has a few other cables in there, both router cables and house wiring) to my router, where I will plug it in. I've heard a few people preaching plenum for fire safety, and because I'm running the ethernet cable through a wall with wiring I've also had shielded suggested. However, these both raise the price. What do people think? Do I need shielded/plenum, one or the other, or neither? Thanks!
  8. ben127127

    Torn between two monitors - advice?

    Will a Sapphire Vega 56 even be strong enough to run a 144Hz 1440p monitor, now that I think about it? That's my GPU.
  9. ben127127

    Torn between two monitors - advice?

    Got it, I'll go for the IPS one. My only concern is that it doesn't have a USB port. Will I have to stretch my mouse wire all the way to my case?
  10. ben127127

    Torn between two monitors - advice?

    The IPS monitor only hits 1ms response time with something called "VRB"..? Not sure if you guys know anything about this, but if you do, is it reliable? All good if you're not sure how it works!
  11. ben127127

    Torn between two monitors - advice?

    AMD - Sapphire Pulse Vega 56. Both monitors support FreeSync.
  12. ben127127

    Torn between two monitors - advice?

    I'm torn between these two monitors at the moment and I wanted people's input. Both are 27", 1440p, 144Hz, and 1ms response time. However, one is IPS and $450, and one is TN and $400. The IPS one has gotten slightly worse reviews for response time and ghosting, which is why the TN is still in the running. I also love the look of the Dell. What sort of difference will I see? IPS Monitor: https://pcpartpicker.com/product/8HF48d/acer-vg270u-pbmiipx-270-2560x1440-144-hz-monitor-vg270u-pbmiipx TN Monitor: https://pcpartpicker.com/product/MXQG3C/dell-s2719dgf-270-2560x1440-155-hz-monitor-s2719dgf Is the IPS worth it? What do people think I should go for? Thanks! It would be used primarily for gaming.
  13. ben127127

    Cat5e or Cat6?

    I've also been told I should get a shielded cable because I'm running it through a wall. However, I can't find any 10-30ft Cat6, Shielded and Plenum cables online. How necessary is Plenum? I hadn't really heard about it at all until just now; I'm only running a 20ft cable through the wall to my router. Now you've got me scared about burning my house down tho
  14. ben127127

    Curved monitors at 24" - thoughts?

    So I've found a 24" 1080p 144Hz monitor that is curved for the same price as a flat one. Is it worth it? I understand that it isn't worth paying more at 24", but at the exact same price, will I see any benefit whatsoever? Is it possible that it'll be worse in anyway? Thanks!
  15. ben127127

    Best fan setup for Fractal Design Meshify C?

    These are the exact type: https://pcpartpicker.com/product/zbc48d/enermax-uctba12p-639-cfm-120mm-fan-uctba12p How will that look both in terms of thermals and noise in comparison to the original plan?
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