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  1. As the previous poster has already stated, that build would be way more than enough for 1080p (and 2160p in most titles) 144hz gaming for at least the next few years (except I'd get more of both SSD and HDD storage - the latest COD is nearly 200GB and as games only keep getting bigger you'd fill up that 1TB before you know it). That being said though, there is quite a few upcoming hardware launches around the time the 3000 series should be realised such as the rumoured Ryzen 3 refresh (3xxx-XT models), possibly Ryzen 4 and Big Navi AMD graphics cards that may offer better price to performance if you're willing to go full red team. Might be something to keep in mind if you're willing to wait, but if you want to get set up right now you really wouldn't be disappointed with the build you've configured and you wouldn't need an upgrade any time soon.
  2. I'm having problems with connecting anything to my motherboard's USB 3.1 Type A and C port on the back of my Gigabyte H270 Gaming 3 (https://www.gigabyte.com/au/Motherboard/GA-H270-Gaming-3-rev-10#kf) on BIOS version F9d and running a fresh install of Windows 10. Both the ports supply power but no data connection. I've been persistently trying to get them to work for a couple of days now; I first noticed they weren't working when i borrowed my friends Oculus Quest and i wanted to hook it up to my PC with a C-C cable but had no luck. I'd use my standard USB 3 ports but the only USB 3.0 A-C cable that i have around is about 5cm long, and while it works i really cant move my head around much and having a desktop on my lap isn't the most comfortable I already had a 3m long C-C, so instead of buying a 3.0 A-C cable I opted to try and fix the port. At this point I have tried pretty much everything I can think of at this point and while I feel as though I've made some progress in sorting out drivers, I'm still at square 1 in terms of actually getting anything to connect. Here's a very brief list of what my process has been. 1. To start with I thought it was just a driver issue as it was quite a new windows install and it probably just didn't have the proper driver yet I downloaded and installed the 3.1 drivers from the support page (in the link above) and installed them. No dice. 2. Replaced the Intel 3.0 host controller driver that windows automatically installed with the asmedia 3.1 one. All this did was disable all the usb ports, and I literally had to reinstall windows again as I don't have a ps2 mouse or keyboard, had no way of remoting into it as I hadn't set up teamviewer yet and didn't have any back ups. I spent another few hours trying to unsuccessfully roll back the driver in some way in the recovery media CMD until i gave up, wiped the drive and reinstalled 2b. In the process of trying to save myself from nuking windows my brain was melting at this point, I somehow disabled USB initialisation in my bios so I had literally no way of selecting the recovery USB to boot off . This was the only easy fix I've had so far though - Clearing the CMOS reset the bios settings so I was back on my way. I'm not sure if some settings were changed, but looking though the bios there is no mention of anything to do with USB 3.1. The only setting that seems somewhat pertinent is XHCI Hand-off which doesn't seem to change anything weather on not its on or off. One interesting thing to note is that the bios is currently saying there is 2 XHCI controllers when it used to say there was only 1 but i'm not sure when that changed or what I did to change it. This leads me to assume it wasn't being detected before and now it is for some reason. 3. Downloaded a bunch of different versions of the driver to see if that could help, trying to install them both though the set up and by installing the inf files. Sometimes I'd get errors saying the asmedia device wasn't detected and other times it would install but show it wasn't working in Device Manager or that the controller driver worked but it didn't show the root hub driver. It seemed like the errors in device manager were all over the place as well. Sometimes it would say the device didn't exist, other times it didn't have the resources to start. Sometimes it just said the it wasn't working properly like I didn't already know. 4. Uninstalled ALL the drivers related to any USB devices (being sure to set up Teamviewer first this time so i could actually do something if everything went south ). After a reboot it reinstalled the Intel 3.0 driver as normal but also installed another general asmedia driver which it hadn't done automatically. It still wasn't working in device manager though. 5. Installed the original asmedia 3.1 drivers from Gigabyte again, hoping that it would replace the broken one windows managed to pick up. This, somewhat surprisingly, did work and now I have both the intel 3.0 controller and root hub driver as well as the asmedia 3.1 ones and device manager reports everything working correctly. While everything seems fine now on the driver side at least, I still have the same problem. Connecting my phone to either 3.1 port charges it but doesn't detect in windows. At this point I'm just going to buy a damn cable anyway but If anyone has any knowledge that could get it working again so I feel somewhat justified spending as much time on it as I have it would be extremely appreciated Thanks Here's a couple of screenshots of the drivers currently if that helps in any way
  3. Hey, i've been looking to upgrade from a 7600k for my PC that is targeting 1440p 144hz at the max settings that my 5700xt can usually handle and usually has 50+ chrome tabs open in the background . I found a great deal on a 9600KF for $309 AUD (~$198 USD) and the cheapest I could find the 3600 for was $329 AUD (~$210 USD) The 9600KF needs a much more expensive motherboard to OC so it still ends up being about $50 AUD more expensive, but offers higher gaming performance, especially when overclocked. On the other hand there is the 3600 which is cheaper overall and has more threads but can't OC as much. Just wanted to know peoples opinion on both as I am kind of on the fence at the moment. It seems like i'd get a little boost in gaming performance from the 9600KF even before overclocking, but the 3600 seems like the more forward thinking option in terms of thread count.
  4. Idk why but it seems like i'm doing something wrong. I've got 2 VMs running but i'm not getting anywhere close to the PPD I would expect and i don't even know if i'm being credited with the points so i'm not sure if i've set up my identity correctly but everything seems right . The points update has been flaky at best over the last few days anyway running from my own machine so i'm unsure if its F@H's servers or me. Here's a read out from the one that's got a task on both CPU and GPU and it's config. Everything looks okay to me but i'm probably missing something obvious. If anyone could help it'd be much appreciated, otherwise if nothing seems wrong i'll ditch these VM's and start again. Thanks Edit: i forgot to mention that i did check the passkey, it is definitely correct Edit 2: Just made a completely new VM, seems to be running fine now. I think I messed around with it too much and it broke
  5. Ahh shoot, just realized i can't qualify now bc my windows installation was screwed up for a few days and I'll be a day short of ten . Oh well, more than happy to keep going and contributing to the team and humanity
  6. Dove into the TV settings again to make sure I hadn't missed anything and found the fix! I saw a setting for HDMI EDID version where you could select either auto, 1.4 or 2.0. Tried to just switch it from auto to 2.0 earlier and it didn't do anything, but switching to 1.4 and then switching to 2.0 did the trick. It was hidden away in the android TV settings for some reason too so thanks Google for making that 10x more effort than it had to be ? Thanks for your help ?
  7. Yeah i was thinking it was the length at first myself, but as I mentioned i also tried the one that originally came with the xbox which is only about 1.5-2m so i'm at a loss as to whats going on really. Thinking back I've also had a 4k monitor hooked up to it in the past with no problems so i'm guessing that it might have something to do with the TV, although why would the xbox work and the pc not? Weird ?
  8. Might be something to do with the drivers, I've had issues in the past with graphics cards going really wonky after updating (running way beyond normal temps and really stuttery frame rates) and a lot of the time it can happen in the background. My first best guess would be to plug in to your motherboard, download DDU (https://www.guru3d.com/files-details/display-driver-uninstaller-download.html) and a copy of your latest driver (https://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx). Restart your computer in safe mode and run DDU to uninstall the driver. Then restart again in safe mode without networking so that windows update doesn't try to automatically try to find a driver for it, install the one you downloaded and restart again into normal windows.
  9. Really not sure what i'm doing wrong here as i'm usually quite techy, but my PC refuses to output 4K60 to my TV. Both devices are HDMI 2.0 (AMD RX5700 XT on a Windows 10 PC running latest drivers (20.2.2) to a Kogan 55" TV - if you look under the specification tab on the link here it shows all 4 HDMI ports are 2.0 and specifically says that it supports 3840 x 2160 @ 60Hz through HDMI: https://www.kogan.com/au/buy/kogan-55-smart-hdr-4k-led-tv-android-tv-series-9-xu9210/ ) I've tested it not connected to any other displays, tried to force it though custom resolutions in AMD Radeon, tried to change the refresh rate in the display adaptor properties (dosn't show anything higher than 30Hz), looked extensively in my TV settings turning stuff like game mode on and even played around with the different pixel format modes with no luck (colour depth always snaps back to 8 bit but that's expected). At first I thought it was the cable. I had read on many sites that a standard high speed HDMI cable should be able to handle it but reading further after buying a 5m (~16.4') cheapo one i've seen conflicting info that I might need a premium one that is properly rated for 18Gbps, especially after 3m of length. To test this I used the samecord with my Xbox One X and had no trouble at all - looking under TV details in settings says the TV supports 4K60 with HDR which it's definitely outputting - opening Netflix pops up the notification on my TV that it's using Dolby vision. I then moved my PC closer to my TV and used the original cable that came with my Xbox but still no dice. My question is that if the Xbox is fine with the cables why won't they work with my PC? Is there something that i'm just missing? I really don't want to have to splurge to get a premium cable if i don't have to as it costs literally 3x the price. Any help would be much appreciated - Thanks
  10. Problem is that prices on ebay for a used buy it now 1080ti are around 800-1000 dollars themselves and at that point I might as well just get a brand new 2080 and have raytracing support, however useless that may be at the moment.
  11. Hey So I've recently upgraded my monitor to a 1440p 144hz display and I'm finding that my 1070 just isn't cutting it for running the games at that frame rate at high settings (running with a 7600k and 16gb of ram if that has any bearing on things) and heck, if I'm gonna spend money on a nice monitor I want to max out my settings. I'm looking to spend about $350-$500 AUD out of pocket, along with the money I could possibly sell the 1070 for which looking at the seemingly non existant used market around Brisbane (I may just be looking in all the wrong places) would bring my total budget up to about 750-900 bucks all up. I would consider sli'ing my 1070, but the motherboard I have (a gigabyte ga-h270-gaming 3 ha, yeah I know, i obviously was a bit of a noob building a system a year ago, paying extra for a k processer when I can't overclock it) dosnt have the pcie lanes to support it and finding a motherboard around here for that processer is incrediblly hard as all the Z270 boards have been discontinued and it's simply not within my means to upgrade my CPU as well. With the cheapest 2070 being $700 aud new and the cheapest 2080 being $1040 aud from my local retailer umart all of the previous generations cards now being discontinued and the used market being atrocious, there dosnt seem to be anything within the sweet spot of my budget. Is there anything anyone can suggest or would it just be a case of waiting until either something new comes along/waiting for the 2080 to come down in price? And would I be spending unnecessary money on a 2080 to run games at max settings at 1440p 144hz? I also have to run a 4k monitor that I use more for media consumption and a 1080p monitor that I use because I like the screen real estate so would that also have a factor on things? Thanks for any help anyone can give me ?