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  1. I would suggest you to go for a budget smartphone from Xiaomi. Redmi Note 9 Pro is quite good for the use case you've mentioned. It has ample power and can handle day to day tasks fine for the next 3 years at least. It's splash proof too. Just buy the 6 GB RAM varient and flash a custom ROM if you can. Another option would be Redmi K20 Pro(Mi 9t Pro). It has a solid build quality and great performance (for the price). But it's not dust and water resistant if that matters to you. If you want dust and water resistance, you can have a look at OnePlus 7. The best phone at 500 USD mark is Poco F2 Pro. It has the latest SOC, fast storage, good cameras and good build quality. But it suffers from the same issues as that of K20 Pro i.e no water and dust resistance due to the pop-up selfie camera.
  2. Please mention your budget.
  3. Just asking. Why are you going for an Intel build? Let me help you better this current build: 1. CPU Case: Go for MSI Forge 100R, Cooler Master Box MB511 or Ant eSports ICE 511 MT. 2. SSD: WD SN550 is much better at a similar price 3. Monitor: Again, not a bad choice but I found these ones to be better: Acer VG240Y: https://store.acer.com/en-in/monitors/acer-vg240y Acer VG270: https://store.acer.com/en-in/monitors/acer-vg270 5. CPU: Hear me out first. It doesn't make sense to go for Intel 10th Gen CPUs in India. They haven't released it here yet. Even if they do, it will be priced much higher than their 9th Gen counterparts. So, it's better if you go for Ryzen for now or go for 9th Gen Intel processors. The best thing to do for now is to wait. AMD will release their 4th Gen Ryzens in September and hopefully Intel will launch their 10th Gen CPUs by that time here. I can sense Intel betting on a price game here(wishful thinking). But, if you're in a hurry go for Ryzen 5 3600(which is the best at the required price range) or go for any equivalent Intel CPU(i5-9600KF?). 6. PSU: Cooler Master: https://mdcomputers.in/cooler-master-mwe-650-watt-80-plus-bronze-semi-modular-mpx-6501-amaab-uk.html This is also an option.
  4. If you want a phone purely for gaming, you can go ahead with Poco F1. However, as a Poco F1 user myself, I wish to bring some cons to your notice. Cons: 1. The Notch: Since your main purpose is gaming, the type of notch in Poco F1 might pose a few hindrances to you. It sometimes obstructs the controls or screen movements(like using Claw on PUBG or CODM or while using on-screen controls in Real Racing 3). It's a minor annoyance, but I thought I should point it out. 2. The Speakers: The F1 has a stereo speaker setup where the earpiece acts like a secondary speaker. Frankly, this is a bit gimmicky. The main speaker on the bottom is quite loud and clear, but the earpiece speaker just sounds tinny in comparison. Plus, if your hand covers the main speaker, the secondary speaker volume is just inadequate to compensate for that. 3. The bezels: The thickness of the bezels is acceptable in my opinion. The curve though is unequal on the top and bottom. It's something which I really don't like. 4. The fingerprint scanner placement: In my opinion, the fingerprint scanner is placed too close to the camera lens which results in smudges on the lens. 5. Software Support: I don't know how many more updates this phone will get since it's already an old device now. Generally, the Poco team has been quite fast with respect to updates, but I think it's best to flash another custom ROM(I will do that at the end of this year). 6. UI: To be honest, the recent software update has made the phone glitchy. Frequent crashes and freezes are occurring. The performance has also taken a hit. Not to mention that MIUI has the issue of ads in system apps(and most of the ads are inappropriate to say the least). Cameras: It's just ok. Don't expect anything spectacular. Other than that, it's a solid performer. Just flash another ROM and you'll have a great device in hand. Just go for the 128 GB varient instead of the standard 64 GB.
  5. I would like to point out some in-built features found in OnePlus 8 Pro(and most of the Android UIs in general). 1. Parallel Space and Parallel Apps- Suppose you want to keep your professional and personal apps/contacts seperate on your phone. You can do that by using this feature. Parallel Space is just like having two devices within one. You can use 2 WhatsApp accounts, 2 contact lists, 2 Facebook, Instagram, etc by enabling this feature. You can also protect the second space by enabling password, pattern, PIN or Fingerprint unlock methods. All you need to do is- Head over to the settings ----> Search Parallel Apps/Space on the Search Bar -----> Enable Parallel Space/Choose apps that you would like to have 2 copies of. 2. Split Screen Multitasking- This feature allows you to split the screen into two parts and run two apps simultaneously. This is very helpful in instances where one needs to constantly juggle between two apps. 3. High Refresh Rate/ Higher Resolution- OnePlus 8 Pro supports upto 120 Hz refresh rate at the maximum possible resolution (2k) on the phone. You can also turn down the refresh rate and/or resolution in case you want to conserve the battery. Head over to Advanced Settings under Display Settings to find those options. There are a lot more features available by default, so here is a link where you can find most of them. https://www.pocket-lint.com/phones/news/oneplus/151898-oneplus-8-pro-tips-tricks-oxygen-os
  6. As far as the memory speed information goes, I only meant the stock specifications. Information taken from official AMD and Nvidia websites. Again, I agree that wording is sketchy.
  7. 1. When I said "the GTX cards in question are more efficient than their Radeon counterparts" I meant only those cards which are taken into consideration here. The wording might have been a bit sketchy. Sorry for that and thanks for pointing it out. 2. Yeah. Your mileage may vary. It basically boils down to the settings and how many pixels the screen is pushing at a given time. That's why I also said that RX 5500 XT is a good option apart from the cards taken into account here.
  8. Depends on what your use case is...if the VRAM is important to you, you can go with the 8GB cards from AMD. The best thing I would suggest is that you should go for GTX 1660Ti/Super rather than the vanilla 1660(if your budget permits that is). If VRAM is not important (like in if you play popular AAA titles or anything but don't use the GPU for heavy workloads), you should go for GTX 1660. Another point to consider is the efficiency. The GTX cards in question are no doubt more power efficient than their Radeon counterparts here owing to their newer architecture. Another thing is the memory speed. Both Radeon Rx 580/590 and 1660 are capped at 8Gbps whereas 1650 Super or 1660 Ti have 12 Gbps each(still 1650 Super will have lesser performance than 1660 due to the cores configurations). [all figures are for stock specifications only]. I think it's best to go for a 1660. It strikes a fine balance between performance and efficiency. Another alternative from AMD is the RX 5500 XT. It also offers a similar performance to 1660(but has 8 GB VRAM) Please check the official AMD and Nvidia sites to see whether there are any software which from either of the two companies that you would like to have on your system(like AMD Free Sync or Nvidia GSync).
  9. If I have to give my 2 cents, it all depends on the prices. If you're getting the Intel CPU for a competitive price as compared to Ryzen 7 3700x(almost similar performance and it's around 20-30% cheaper here in India) or Ryzen 9 3900x(the best overall processor in the market right now). Plus, most games nowadays are really more of a GPU intensive workload than ever(also depends on what kind of games you're planning to play). So you'll be fine for few years even if you choose a 6 core CPU with hyper threading. The tasks that really need the prowess of the CPU are video encoding, rendering, graphic designing, etc. So, what I would do is save some bucks on the CPU and spend it on the GPU or the display. https://premiumbuilds.com/cpus/intel-core-i7-10700k-vs-ryzen-9-3900x/ https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.techspot.com/amp/review/2030-intel-core-i7-10700k/ Bottom-line is that unless you're willing to go all out on spending, it depends on price to performance ratio.
  10. Thank you . You guys are awesome
  11. I am grateful for your suggestions. But is MSI Tomahawk really worth spending that much? I think I can get B550 motherboards for that price. Is Newegg India reliable? Most of the products ship from the US. So will the company cover warranty here in India? Another concern for me is will it get struck with the Customs? I think the case is a bit too high for my budget. Thank you again
  12. Thanks a lot for the suggestions. I am getting RTX 2060 at 26k though at Prime ABGB. https://www.primeabgb.com/online-price-reviews-india/inno3d-geforce-rtx-2060-twin-x2-6gb-gddr6-gaming-graphics-card-n20602-06d6-1710va15l/
  13. Thanks a lot for the suggestions. They are indeed very useful. 1. Point noted regarding Motherboards. I am taking MSI B-450-A Pro Max 2. The prices of GPUs here are a bit confusing. I am getting the cheapest RX 5600 XT(which is out of stock) at a comparable price to RXT 2060(both around 26,000 INR). The in-stock RX 5600 XT(s) go for around 30,000 INR(~50 USD extra). Moreover, GTX 1660 Super goes for around 24,000(price difference of ~26 USD). So is RT 5600 XT really good enough to justify an extra spending of 50 USD? I read a Tom's Hardware article which stated that both are very, very close to each other. Plus, I get dedicated RT Cores on 2060. The prices- For Radeon Rx5600 XT https://www.primeabgb.com/online-price-reviews-india/msi-radeon-rx-5600-xt-mech-6gb-gddr6-graphic-card/ For RTX 2060- https://www.primeabgb.com/online-price-reviews-india/inno3d-geforce-rtx-2060-twin-x2-6gb-gddr6-gaming-graphics-card-n20602-06d6-1710va15l/ Certainly, I have to do a manual BIOS update for this particular 5600 XT. The ones with 14 Gbps are around 30-33k mark. 2. Agreed with your point regarding RAM. Yes, dual channel kits are cheaper. So I'll go with them. 3. Going with WD Blue. No issues there. 4. The Phanteks case is out of stock everywhere. How is this alternative? https://www.amazon.in/dp/B00CY8RTHS/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_Jta.Eb4Y7RETN 5. I forgot to mention that ambient room temperatures touch ~35-38°C during summers here. So I think I must go with at least a 600W PSU because I will need to install cooling solutions. Is it necessary? Thanks a lot for taking your time and helping me.
  14. ~70000-80000(Indian National Rupees): Country: India Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for: Gaming, Video Rendering, Entertainment. Available parts: 1. 1TB WD 7400 RPM HDD 2. DVD-RW Drive 3. 21 inch Monitor Parts I intend to buy: 1. CPU- AMD Ryzen 5 3600 2. GPU- Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 Super or Nvidia RTX 2060. I want to know which GPU should I go with for my use case mentioned above. a. INNO3D GeForce RTX 2060 TWIN X2 6GB GDDR6 Gaming Graphics Card b. MSI GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER VENTUS XS OC 4GB GDDR6 Graphic Card 3. Motherboard- Based on B450 chipset. a.Gigabyte B450M Aorus Elite b. ASROCK B450M Pro4-F. 4. PSU- Please recommend me something. I think 650W PSU should be more than enough (even if I overclock) 5. RAM- I have shortlisted 2 products(both 8*2 @3000MHz a. G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 8GB (1x8GB) 3200MHz DDR4 Memory F4-3200C16S-8GVKB b. Corsair CMK8GX4M1D3000C16 Desktop Ram Vengeance Lpx Series 8GB (8GBx1) DDR4 3000MHz Black 6. SSD- Please suggest a NVMe M.2 240/250 GB SSD. 7. A good PC Cabinet. Additional- Should I stay with stock cooling options or should I spend money on cooling solutions? Moreover, is liquid cooling necessary for the setup? Additional suggestions and alternatives are always welcome. Many thanks in advance for the help.
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