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Everything posted by ConfusedNewby

  1. Just to chime in, I have a Gtx 960 card(since 2016) and am think of upgrading. Advice?
  2. I mean I recently got a 860 EVO(so a bit biased here), but the average price difference is about $40-50(making the Crucial much cheaper).
  3. Hi, I'm about to start my Information Systems & Technology degree, and I'm wondering if my current laptop setup is sufficient. I currently have this laptop, https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B075FLBJV7/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o09_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Edit: By "upgrade" , I'm really meaning memory, RAM, graphics, not necessarily getting a brand new laptop.
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    Well, sorry for my earlier reply then. Different genres are good. I've been doing more Schmups/Bullet Hell games, versus FPS/Stealth games.
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    Edit: Nevermind, was irrelevant to the topic.
  6. There's a 80% off for Hitman GOTY Bundle(2016) series, which I got. Borderlands 2 is 75% off, and The Handsome Collection is 97% off. Yeah it's not as great as before, but Witcher 3(70% off) and Far Cry 5(67% off). You get the picture. Mostly what I got were smaller games, like Schmups(Binding of Isaac:Rebirth, Metal Slug 3)
  7. I believe it’s this. Sceptre E205W-1600 20" 75Hz Ultra Thin LED Monitor https://www.amazon.com/Sceptre-E205W-1600-Monitor-Speakers-Metallic/dp/B00S8W8QMG
  8. I use Speccy to check for abnormal temperatures on my devices(CPU,GPU etc).
  9. I have a Nvidia GTX 960 for 3 years, and it can run most games fine. I’m just wondering is it a good idea to upgrade to something better(I have an I7-8700 CPU)
  10. Fortnite Minecraft Rocket League Stick Fight: The Game
  11. You can’t rule that out. Just use the Speccy program to be sure.
  12. Try downloading Speccy, and see if any components(GPU, RAM, etc) are running hotter than they should be. I've had Far Cry 5 freeze on me a few years ago, and that was because my mobo was running really hot, 95 degrees F. Do you have updated drivers for your graphics card? All I could think of off the top of my head. Edit: Looking at your previous posts, this doesn't look like a game issue per se, but a hardware issue.
  13. This happen about almost 2 years ago IIRC. Anyway, I had my front-panel connectors on my mobo, and for some reason I though "Hmm, what would happen if I put these in a different part on the mobo?" Long story short, I started playing Doom 2, and about 1 minute in I see some smoke coming from the inside of my case. I pause the game, and look inside, and then less than 30 seconds later, I see actual flames in my motherboard. I quickly yank my power cord out, and take out my front-panel connectors. Fortunately, nothing is really damaged, and I'm later able to play my games just fine.
  14. Laptop: Ubuntu Desktop: Windows 10 However, I don’t think with my laptop processor I’ll be running any games soon.
  15. It was the i5-4460. Sorry, I didn't mention my HDD and SSD. WD Black 2TB HDD WD Blue 3D NAND 500GB
  16. For at least 4-5 months, I have been meaning to upgrade to an i-7, and my RAM from DDR3 to DDR4. I'm pretty new to building a pc, I have however completely rebuilt a pc from scratch last year, an improvement from 2017. Part of the reason I wanted to start a new build was because I had an older motherboard(GIGABYTE GA-H81M-S2PH 1.0 micro-atx LGA 1150), but it didn't support my new CPU(LGA 1151), and was only DDR3 compatible. This was quite a journey for me, I though I had a too big gpu(was actually supposed to be in a io shield spot 1 space down) and almost took part of the gpu fin off. Thankfully, nice people at Geek Squad gave me help and common sense advice. Making my build easier is that I've had my NVIDIA 960 for almost 3 years. I will be naming my PC, and his name is Aqua. If and when I'm a father, my son will be called "Other Kid", in the presence of Bob. I've purchased all my parts over 2 months, while having sold my old case, cpu, etc. 2 months without a pc isn't hard, but it sure is different. This has been an emotional journey. Thank you. (https://pcpartpicker.com/list/fvKdhy) ------------------------- **CPU** | [Intel - Core i7-8700 3.2 GHz 6-Core Processor](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/C9hj4D/intel-core-i7-8700-32ghz-6-core-processor-bx80684i78700) | $299.99 @ Amazon **CPU Cooler** | [Cooler Master - Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/hmtCmG/cooler-master-cpu-cooler-rr212e20pkr2) | $29.89 @ OutletPC **Motherboard** | [Asus - Prime H370-A/CSM ATX LGA1151 Motherboard](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/9YRzK8/asus-prime-h370-acsm-atx-lga1151-motherboard-prime-h370-acsm) |- **Memory** | [Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-2400 Memory](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/y9rcCJ/corsair-memory-cmk16gx4m2a2400c16) | Purchased For $0.00 **Video Card** | [MSI - GeForce GTX 960 4 GB Video Card](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/ZJVBD3/msi-video-card-gtx960gaming4g) | $388.00 @ Amazon **Case** | [NZXT - H500 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/p8x2FT/nzxt-h500-black-atx-mid-tower-case-ca-h500b-b1) | $69.99 @ Amazon **Power Supply** | [Corsair - CXM 650 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply](https://pcpartpicker.com/product/R2mxFT/corsair-power-supply-cp9020103na) | $59.99 @ Amazon | *Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts* | | Total (before mail-in rebates) | $857.86 | Mail-in rebates | -$10.00 | **Total** | **$847.86** | Generated by [PCPartPicker](https://pcpartpicker.com) 2019-04-09 23:57 EDT-0400 |
  17. Update: So the proble all along was the my GP had to be in 1 slot down in the io shield, and it could fit in. D'oh! I'm typing this from my newly built pc, the first one I've built from almost entirely custom parts, instead of rebuilt.?
  18. Update: So just to be sure, I should take off the left part of the fine with these pliers? Sorry it’s been a week, but I thought I didn’t have any pliers until I found them a day or two ago.
  19. It’s like the grill is too narrow, I want to move it to the left, but it gets stopped. i watched the video, and took out 3 grills, but it didn’t work.
  20. Hi, I have a GTX 960 graphics card and a H370-A ASUS Motherboard, and am building in a NXZT H500 case. I've already used the pre-installed standoffs and screwed them in. I've also taken out a few of the case grills. However, it seems my gpu is too large(it keeps hitting my mobo when I try to install it). Is the a problem with how I installed the motherboard, or is it my motherboard vs gpu size that is the problem? My PCPartPicker list: PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant Type Item Price CPU Intel - Core i7-8700 3.2 GHz 6-Core Processor $314.99 @ Newegg CPU Cooler Cooler Master - Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $29.89 @ OutletPC Motherboard Asus - Prime H370-A/CSM ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $104.91 @ Amazon Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-2400 Memory Purchased For $0.00 Video Card MSI - GeForce GTX 960 4 GB Video Card Case NZXT - H500 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $75.99 @ B&H Power Supply Corsair - CXM 650 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $53.87 @ OutletPC Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts Total (before mail-in rebates) $609.65 Mail-in rebates -$30.00 Total $579.65 Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-03-27 23:48 EDT-0400 For reference: This guy was able to install his GTX 1070 on a very similar mobo, H370-PLUS , with little problem. My installation was pretty much the same, and I mounted my mobo on the same position standoffs.