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Everything posted by MiiaBestLamia

  1. Hello! After purchasing a STRIX RTX2060 for fairly cheap and having to saw my drive bay open to house it in my case, it's about time i purchased a new one. After looking around for fairly cheap options (This one should be around 70 euros), the CR500 seems to be one of the better ones. 3 built in fans (2 in the front, 1 in the back, which creates positive air pressure), a lot of filters (even for your drive bay), cable management support and a tempered glass panel. I have an ASRock A320M-HDV motherboard, which is Micro ATX Form Factor: 9.1-in x 8.1-in, the case supports Micro ATX, yet on their website the size of the Micro ATX is 9.6x9.6, so I'm wondering if my motherboard will fit. The stock cooler on the Ryzen 5 2600X (the Wraith Spire) should be good, the case supports up to 180mm cooler size (not quite sure what this means, so I'm a bit skeptical). My 2060 is 30 x 13.2 x 5 centimeters, the case supports up to 40 centimeters, so that should be fine. My RM 550x PSU is 150mm x 86mm x 160mm, the case supports up to 220mm, so that should be a great fit as well. All of the reviews that I've seen about this case are really good, so I'd like to know your opinion, and whether the components will fit or not. Thank you for your time!
  2. For a 10 dollar difference, is there any point to buy the cheaper one? If they'd cost the exact same, would you buy the XC Black Gaming or the XC Gaming?
  3. Yeah, I bought it for cheap since all of the games that interest me weren't all that CPU heavy, so I didn't plan on overclocking. I don't think I'll need to upgrade it any time soon, but thanks for the input!
  4. I actually stumbled up on that video too, though i skipped through it and didn't even notice the lack of difference in the performance. Now my question is: which one of the EVGA is better? The EVGA XC Black Gaming seems inferior in every (only two) way to the EVGA XC Gaming - clock speed and texture fill rate. Both look identical, the price difference is only 10 dollars, the XC Gaming one being the costlier one.
  5. i care more about the performance and thermals of the card rather than the noise it makes - my 10603gb on 100% fan usage is like a vacuum cleaner, but due to my headphones i don't really hear it that much the Strix i keep mentioning comes factory-overclocked, right? wouldn't want to muck around with overclocking too much
  6. tomshardware, reddit, a couple of posts on this forum too. From my personal experience, Asus is really good, so i think the Asus one would be the best option for me.
  7. Read a fair amount of reviews about Gigabyte, saying their cards are inferior quality, so I don't want to buy anything from them. No bad reviews about EVGA or Asus ones.
  8. Got a monitor with G-Sync, so I'd like to stick to stuff that supports it. Also, lots of games coming out "soon" that I'd love to play, so I don't really want to wait too much.
  9. I could get the "EVGA GeForce RTX 2060 XC Ultra Gaming 6GB GDDR6 PCIE 06G-P4-2167-KR" for around 490 dollars from a reliable Latvian shop, so it'd be much easier to return/get it repaired in case of a malfunction. The Strix card would cost me about 530, so i think the factory overclock, better thermals and clock speed would be worth the extra 40 dollars. On the website, it says that the EVGA has an 1830 Turbo Speed, but does this mean I'd have to overclock it manually? I have no experience with overclocking, always saw it as a medium risk - low reward thing.
  10. World of Tanks can be decent - the game is really stable, doesn't need a beefy system to be played. The only problem nowadays is that it's way too team reliant, though you can still have loads if fun if winning isn't your only objective. Playing without putting in some money into it can be slow and miserable at times, but i'd still recommend trying it. League of Legends was my favorite game for 3 or so years, now I've switched to Apex as well, and it's an amazing game. Works really well for me, no crashes, no performance issues.
  11. Hi! Using a lot of suggestions from multiple forums, including this one (link to thread), I've decided to purchase an RTX2060 GPU, but now another question has arisen - which model should I go for? Overall, the price difference between the most expensive and the cheapest one is around 110$, the most expensive one being Asus ROG Strix GeForce RTX 2060 OC Edition. From what I've seen, this card has the best thermals of all of the cards, obviously the best performance, it also comes factory overclocked at 1830 MHz. In the most recent Linus video, where they compare the AMD vs Intel builds, both Linus and Anthony go for a Zotac 2060 Twin Fan, which is about 100 dollars cheaper than the Asus ROG one. I've looked through some other threads on 2060, a lot of people recommend the Asus ROG, but some people also recomment the EVGA Dual Fan design. These are my current specs: Windows 10, 64 bit Corsair RM 550X (550W, recently upgraded with the help of this forum, thanks!) AMD Ryzen 5 2600X NVIDIA 1060 3GB ASRock A320M-HDV Predator Z1 (2560 x 1440, 144Hz) Any feedback is welcome! Thank you for your time!
  12. This is a decent Latvian website, could you have a look and say which one of these are good? There's a lot of models, obviously the triple-fan ones look the best and are the most expensive ones. I checked out the Asus ROG Strix GeForce RTX 2060 OC Edition, it has a "gaming mode" clock of 1830 (base is 1365), so it seems pretty good. The cheapest one is 1680 and 1365 respectively. Only about 70 euro difference between the most expensive and the cheapest one.
  13. I definitely won't buy anything second-hand. Any thoughts on the 2060, 1070Ti? Monitor has G-Sync, so I'd prefer an NVidia card.
  14. There's seem to be 3 types of 2060's for sale, all go for approx 370 dollars (two and one fan designs). Now that I think about it, the 1070Ti is within my price range, (an extra 35 dollars is okay), so maybe that's an option. About the motherboard - I'm not gonna upgrade my motherboard to support two cards, since one should be enough, so I guess that answers that - I'll just sell the 1060.
  15. Do you buy a phone with a waterproof feature to go swimming with it? Of course not. I doubt anyone'd go through the hassle to remove the water-seal, since there's no real reason to. Also, can't you open the phone back/case and see if it has waterproofing on the battery? If it does, it probably hasn't been messed with...
  16. The 500W PSU should be fine, I'm currently looking for an upgrade to my GPU aswell, as far as i know the RTX card's aren't the best choice due to the fact that they have a fairly useless feature on them (almost no games use raytracing), they're also new and expensive. In case you're interested, here's a link to my thread.
  17. Hello! Bought an amazing monitor for sale recently, but my GPU isn't really good enough to "power" my system, so I'd like to hear your opinions on which GPU to go for. Windows 10, 64 bit Corsair RM 550X (550W, recently upgraded with the help of this forum, thanks!) AMD Ryzen 5 2600X NVIDIA 1060 3GB ASRock A320M-HDV Predator Z1 (2560 x 1440, 144Hz) After reading a bunch of threads on this and other forums, I've heard a lot of good stuff about the 1070 - it's fairly inexpensive, has good performance. There's a couple for sale in a good shop in my town, specifically this version: link. It'd cost me around 400 dollars. The RTX 2060 is fairly new, and the RTX feature isn't really interesting to me, but it is more powerful, so could that be a viable option? I've heard that the new RTX cards are somewhat unstable/bad. I don't really care about playing on maximum graphics (hooked on Apex Legends right now, if that's relevant), so as long as i get a stable 144fps, I don't mind playing on medium, maybe even low graphics. The highest i could go would be 450$ or so. Also, what should I do with my current 1060 3GB after I upgrade? Should i try to sell it to a friend, or keep it in my PC (I'm pretty sure my motherboard can't have 2 GPU's)? Thank you for your time!
  18. Fair enough, the games I plan on playing are mostly GPU intensive, so the CPU upgrade will definitely have to wait for a while. I've heard that the newer 20XX NVidia cards are in a questionable state, since they are supposedly not really all that stable, and break easily (malfunction might be the right word), have you heard anything about this? I know this is the PSU section of the forum, so this might be sort of unrelated.
  19. I noticed that after updating my graphics driver, my sound output changes from my headphones to my monitor, which has a built-in speaker, so it might be something similar. Maybe have a look in the Windows settings.
  20. From what I read, it's almost always better to just have one strong GPU, not two medium ones. Also, the newer NVidia cards are a bit iffy, so i'd hold off on the purchase for a while.
  21. I checked out this website, which Linus recommended in an older video, and the recommended PSU Wattage is approx. 380. I'm planning to buy a beefier video card closer to the end of the year, and eventually upgrade the CPU (though for now it's more than adequate), so I think that 550 would be a decent amount. Any clue if this PSU Tier List from this forum is more or less up to date? I could buy the Corsair RM550x 550W, Be Quiet! Straight Power 11 550W, maybe one of the Cooler Master ones. A lot of people seem to recommend the Be Quiet! PSU's, so that might be the one I go for. Since the ATX is a standard, I should be able to figure it out myself, I guess. Another question, If i were to upgrade my GPU from a 1060 3GB to a, (ideally) RTX 2080, even 550W probably wouldn't be enough to supply it, right? My 1060 can use up to 120W, the 2080 can use about 225. NVidia themselves recommend 650W PSU for the 2080.
  22. Hello! The performance of my PC has been lacking due to a low quality PSU, so I'd like to upgrade it (I experience complete system shutdowns on high load, Kernel Power Error 41). My system is: Windows 10, 64 bit SL-500A PSU AMD Ryzen 5 2600X NVIDIA 1060 3GB ASRock A320M-HDV Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C16 2x8GB Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB A couple of friends, acquaintances recommenced me the following PSU's - Fortron Hydro GE 550W, Fortron Hyper M85+ 650W, Be Quiet Pure Power 11, Be Quiet Straight Power 11, Corsair RM550x, Corsair TX550m. Does anyone have experience with the aforementioned PSU's? Also, how exactly would I go about checking the compatibility of the PSU with my motherboard? Supposedly, websites like pcpartpicker have built-in compatibility checks, can they be trusted? My budget is around 100 euros (give or take twenty if the quality changes a lot), which is approx 120 US dollars. Thanks for your time!
  23. Great, thank you very much for the help, felt like i was using customer service or something, haven't had someone help me with a question that well... ever, i think.
  24. Here's the link If you need more, just tell me what exactly interests you. Seems like it's using an adapter of sorts, not that i really know that.
  25. Alright, I'll speak to him later about these two suggestions, I'll see what he offers as well. Is the Pure Power 11 going to be good enough? It only has 400W. I've noticed you have an Acer Predator monitor, how is it working out for you? My Predator Z1 has an odd glitch/feature - when I'm watching a YouTube video, or a movie using VLC, the screen turns on and off for a second or two, when i move my mouse. During gaming, while watching movies without moving my mouse it works flawlessly.