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  1. Are there any tests comparing the two Trident Z Neo 3600 CL 16 modules? They actually offer two different ones at very different price points. For one of them only the first listed latency number is 16, the full name is 16-19-19-39 instead of 16-16-16-36. They are both still usually listed as CL 16... I was just curious to know how if that one 16ns timing actually makes a difference or if it's rather a scammy CL 19. Here are the two modules: https://www.gskill.com/specification/165/326/1562839299/F4-3600C16D-16GTZN-Specification https://www.gskill.com/specification/165/326/1562840073/F4-3600C16D-16GTZNC-Specification
  2. Very nice answer, thanks! Edit: I'm likely going to get the Aorus Pro as it has the ALC1220-VB standard and they advertise 'High-End Audio Capacitors (WIMA & Nichicon Fine Gold'.
  3. I'm looking for a motherboard for my new PC build. What determines the quality of the on board audio? The manufacturers use different terms to describe the hardware, such as 'High Quality Audio Capacitors and Audio Noise Guard'. Can someone generally tell me the terms/descriptions that I should actually look for or tell me which of the <250$ X570 boards has the best audio (if there are any differences at all)? The Aorus Elite seems to be recommended a lot. Also, which other features besides the VRM (e.g. 'cFosSpeed Internet Accelerator') should I look for to get the best gaming experience?
  4. I really like the design of the ROG Strix Helios because it combines the simple structural pattern on the outside with the futuristic middle part. Does anyone know a case that looks similar or has such a mixture of styles?
  5. Yeah, thanks. I thought I had read somewhere that Intel will keep that socket for the next gen, but apparently it's just a rumor. I think it's only comfirmed for the next server CPU generation or something like that.
  6. Alright, thanks. I think, given that I don't want to wait, and buying an AMD just for the socket and the possibility of profiting from an upgrade to Zen-2 seems like a gamble, I'd probably go for the 9600k right now and possibly upgrade when the next intel gen comes out. Those will use the same socket for at least one more generation as well afaik. The price of those next gen intel CPUs would likely go down as well if Ryzen represents even better competition. So in the worst cast scenario I would've only lost a part of the reselling value of 9600k, right? If Ryzen Zen-2 won't be that good I won't have lost anything. If Ryzen is that good I'll upgrade to a (likely cheaper) i7.
  7. Yes but I can't change how optimised the game is. So as long as the hardware still makes a difference (e.g. between R5 2600, 8600k, 8700k and maybe even 9900k) it's worth consideration. So how well optimised the game is barely makes a difference for my decision process. Even if I want to play other games (in maybe 3 years, when this setup should still allow me to get high FPS) there's no guarantee those will be better optimised or just won't have higher requirements (for the CPU). And I think there is a difference, mainly because almost every pro players says so and because I've seen the difference between 60Hz and 140Hz. And since I game a lot, putting some money into the PC isn't that big a of a deal. I just want to avoid 'wasting' it by not being able to play the games the way I want to just because I 'distributed' the money inefficiently among the parts or by saving 200 out of 1100+ bucks.
  8. So you think upgrading to a better CPU in the setup shown in the video won't increase the FPS?
  9. @lee32uk it is an unoptimised mess AND it's the fault of the hardware, of course.
  10. @lee32ukI said I wanted to play at 240Hz. Only low settings make sense. Not even streamers with low settings and a $20.000 pc can maintain 240Hz+ all game long.
  11. Unfortunately seems like you're right... Seems like even the 8700K is a bottleneck for 1080ti/2080ti at Fortnite competitive settings
  12. @Jurrunio right now Apex and Fortnite, but I definitively want to keep this setup for some time so it's likely that I'll play other shooter games at 240 or maybe a few AAA games like the Witcher 3 or Star Citizen at 60 FPS with high 1080p settings, but that's secondary as I don't mind turning down the settings a bit. There are loads of Fortnite comparisions on YouTube, but even those rarely focus on really high FPS and some are weirdly inconsistent with others (1660 Ti + R 2600 got much better results than 8600K + 1080 Ti in different videos from different people). But mostly it seems like Intel can get about 20% more FPS. Price range barely matters for that. But I don't think I even found one video that was focused on high FPS, compared Intel and AMD and overclocked both, which is the most relevant case for me. They usually leave the AMD at stock clock speed, which might be the main reason for this pretty big difference.
  13. Hi, I'm planning on building a new PC soon and wanted to ask you guys about your opinion on buying CPUs and GPUs right now. So far I barely decided for any specific parts, but I'll just write down all the relevant characteristics. English is not my first language, sorry. 1. Budget & Location About ~1100€ now (roughly the same as US$ excluding taxes I think). Possibly upgrading for additional 500€ (in addition to reselling proceeds of CPU/GPU) when Ryzen Zen-2 or RTX 30XX are released. 2. Aim Mainly High FPS Gaming (according to a lot of YouTube CPU comparisons, the CPU performance becomes more important the higher the FPS is and the lower the graphics settings are). I also don't want to turn off all the background applications for gaming like Discord. Possibly want to stream. 3. Monitors 1 monitor at 1080@240, possibly 1 additional one at 1080@60. 4. Peripherals No. 5. Why are you upgrading? I get too little FPS in most games (~<100) right now, I want to upgrade to 240Hz. Cost for the monitor is not included. Build I have in mind: PSU: 650W, high efficiency RAM: 16 GB @ ~3200 Hz MB: something suitable for upgrading, overclocking and including the best sound/network optimizations for gaming (not sure if this actually helps, but MB manufactures advertise it and it sounds good to have). So the MB doesn't have to be the cheapest thing. GPU: used 1080ti (possibly buying a new one when next gens are released) CPU: Ryzen 5 2600 (possibly upgrading when next gens are released) Hard drive: Keeping my SSD, getting a 2 TB HDD in addition. The questions regarding CPU and GPU: I want to buy/build a PC now because right now I have time for gaming. However, this doesn't seem to be a good time since the RTX cards seem to have pretty a pretty bad price-performance ratio and the Ryzen Zen-2 will be released in about 3 months and are expected to be a pretty big improvement. What do you think about buying this setup and possibly upgrading CPU/GPU later? The CPU The GPU Also, any suggestions for the mainboard? What do you think about the setup as a whole? I was aiming for a pretty high end setup with a good price-performance ratio - do you think this is it?