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DocSwag

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    DocSwag got a reaction from Alexlotta in What's the fastest M.2 SDD that an ASUS Z97-C will support?   
    Your motherboard only supports up to pcie gen 2 x2, or 10 gb/s. That's not that much faster than sata, and means any decent m.2 ssd is gonna get bottlenecked by the connection.
     
    Question though, why do you want an m.2 ssd? If it's for boot times and app launch times, forget it, since m.2 doesn't improve boot times or app launch times when compared to most sata SSDs.
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    DocSwag got a reaction from Ben17 in Is the AMD Ryzen Master any good?   
    Bios is always the best, though if restarting all the time really bugs you I guess you could use Ryzen master  
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    DocSwag got a reaction from WelshDdraig in Belgian investigates EA "not gambling" claim   
    To think that most of this basically started from a single reddit comment...
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    DocSwag got a reaction from TrtyS in RAM wont turn off when sleep mode - PLEASE HELP   
    Sleep mode means your pc state is saved in ram so your ram HAS to be on in sleep mode to store the state. You can't turn it off. Either turn off the rgb entirely or maybe you can try using hibernate 
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    DocSwag got a reaction from ShrimpBrime in bandwidth of a cpu?   
    Bandwidth to what? The cpu connects to a ton of things so I don't know what you're specifically referring to
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    DocSwag got a reaction from Nam061 in Help me choose the right monitor   
    Which specific monitors are you looking at?
     
    I also don't know if a 120 hz monitor really is worth it. There seem to be very few games that support 120 hz on the xbox one x. And I don't know if support will increase in the future since very few people use a 120 hz monitor with an xbox; most of the time it's a 60 hz TV.
     
    Maybe a 1440p 60 hz IPS monitor with freesync would be your best bet? Freesync is probably the thing you would want for gaming
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    DocSwag reacted to dizmo in New Build   
    You're aware that's in USD right? So it's probably about $250 over budget.
    Parts wise, the PSU isn't any good, you shouldn't buy a 500GB spinning rust HDD, and the A series motherboards aren't much good.
    There's no point in looking at pricing until Black Friday, if you're on that much of a budget.
     
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    DocSwag reacted to Jurrunio in M.2 VS SSD Value:Perfomance   
    I guess you're talking about SATA SSD versus NVMe SSD? There are both types on M.2 and even the same type of SSDs can perform very differently, you have to mention the models you'll looking at.
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    DocSwag got a reaction from alexonpeace in Samsung NVME (OEM) PM981 SSD Speed issues   
    Basically you SSD uses TLC (Triple Layer Cell) flash, which gives a lot higher storage density and is much cheaper than SLC (single Layer Cell) (you can have triple the capacity as SLC) but performance takes a hit (especially write performance). Samsung usually has a feature that makes some of the flash into SLC that acts as a cache so that when you write to the drive it gets filled up first.
     
    Your write speeds look like what I'd expect if SLC caching wasn't enabled... usually I think there's a setting in Magician for that but unfortunately since it's a PM drive it's considered OEM and isn't supported by Magician.
     
    You could try updating the NVMe driver through Windows but idk what else you could do.
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    DocSwag got a reaction from Tarzan in Steam distribution policy prohibits Epic Games / Tim Sweeney from exclusivizing any Steam-marketed games   
    I know rocket league was planning on moving to the epic game store and removing the option to buy the game from steam, but people who already bought the game from steam can continue to play it there and get new updates. Does this affect it? 
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    DocSwag got a reaction from Flying Sausages in Steam distribution policy prohibits Epic Games / Tim Sweeney from exclusivizing any Steam-marketed games   
    I know rocket league was planning on moving to the epic game store and removing the option to buy the game from steam, but people who already bought the game from steam can continue to play it there and get new updates. Does this affect it? 
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    DocSwag reacted to TechyBen in Crazy corporate conspiracy theory on Dr. Lisa Su   
    Lizard People. Explains everything.
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    DocSwag got a reaction from mrchow19910319 in Snapdragon 8xx 7xx 6xx what’s the really world difference?   
    It really depends on what device you're using them with. If the manufacturer did a decent job with their customization of Android, you'd probably be fine with even a 6xx level of SoC (look at the Pixel 3a, google did a solid job on the software side and it performs fine). Modern 6xx SoC's perform like a Snapdragon 835 from 2 years ago, which still holds up pretty well compared to the snapdragon 855 in real world performance. As a quote from Anandtech's Pixel 3a review:
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    I'd also argue that there's a lot of other factors you should look at, e.g. amount of RAM and storage type (usually UFS storage is going to be a fair bit better then eMMC and result in quicker application load and install times).
     
    So you'd mostly be fine with a 6xx or 7xx device as long as the software isn't too bloated. As an owner of a snapdragon 835 Pixel 2 XL, who's SoC has similar CPU performance to modern 6xx and 7xx SoCs, it mostly is still very snappy, and only occasionally do I encounter small bits of slowness. Something with an 8xx will be a little better, but the difference will be small
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    DocSwag reacted to porina in Is this RAM Optane thing faster than NVMEs?   
    I said already, it particularly excels at low QD random reads. In that use case, my 900p 280GB is about 5x faster than my 970 Evo, and "only" cost 4x as much per capacity at the time of buying. Flash might be cheaper but it performs way worse. The only storage I used that was faster was a ramdisk, and that's about double the price per capacity again over Optane (at the last time I looked).
     
    PCIe 4.0 doesn't change the performance of the storage types. It increases sequential slightly over PCIe 3.0 until we get better controllers.
     
    Optane drives have worked on AMD systems form day 1. The only Intel tie in is if you want to use Intel's cacheing software. With AMD, you can use either AMD or other 3rd party software to do similar.
     
    I'm not saying everyone should get Optane, but the fact is it does have performance that no other flash reaches. If you need it, you need it. If you don't, for sure, buy something cheaper. Samsung and Toshiba have tried to re-create something like Optane using nand, but while improved they're still not as fast, and still cost far more than regular flash. 
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    DocSwag reacted to AvogadrosDog in Upgrade my LGA 1151 Platform or Go Ryzen?   
    PCPartPicker Part List Type Item Price CPU AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor $132.90 @ OutletPC CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 Black Edition 42 CFM CPU Cooler $33.89 @ OutletPC Motherboard MSI B450 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard $114.89 @ OutletPC Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $79.39 @ OutletPC Power Supply Corsair TXM Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply $69.99 @ Newegg   Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts     Total (before mail-in rebates) $481.06   Mail-in rebates -$50.00   Total $431.06   Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-08-01 11:17 EDT-0400   I would go for this and keep your current GPU. Save some money and then get the best GPU you can for that money at that time (might be a 5700XT or a 2060 super or maybe something newer depending on how long you need to save up and how much you save up). 
     
    I cannot recommend whatsoever going for a 6700k on a H110. You can't overclock with that board and you're overpaying for a 3 year old processor that gets beaten by almost all Ryzen non-APU CPUs for less money (case in point: Ryzen 5 2600). Hell, you can even go for a Ryzen 5 3600 and still stay sneakingly under $500
     
    PCPartPicker Part List Type Item Price CPU AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor $199.00 @ B&H CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 Black Edition 42 CFM CPU Cooler $33.89 @ OutletPC Motherboard MSI B450 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard $114.89 @ OutletPC Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $79.39 @ OutletPC Power Supply Corsair TXM Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply $69.99 @ Newegg   Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts     Total (before mail-in rebates) $547.16   Mail-in rebates -$50.00   Total $497.16   Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-08-01 11:21 EDT-0400   For this one you'll need either the board vendor to update the bios on the board to be Ryzen 3000 series compatible or request a (free) upgrade kit from AMD.
     
    I think you could wait out with your RX480 (unless it's dying) and save up some money so you can get a GPU you actually like for a build you're actually happy with rather than sticking a mild upgrade on the GPU from an RX480 to RX580 (waste of money in my opinion) and spending money on a CPU you can't take full advantage of and on a motherboard you're not happy with (can't do Crossfire although SLI/Crossfire is dying out unless you're a media creator or an enthusiast for that stuff).
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    DocSwag got a reaction from bluebuffalo831 in 2700x or 3600   
    Depends on what you're doing, if you're mainly gaming go with the 3600, if you're doing stuff that needs more multi-core performance get the 2700
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    DocSwag reacted to porina in Ram incompatibility? 3700x won't post   
    Have same mobo. Worked fine when I dropped in a 3600 replacing 2600 in it. Then on bios 3.30, although that bios didn't allow my high speed ram to work (ok at 3000). The newer 3.40 bios I have had ram running at 3600 and 4000.
     
    When you first swap it, it can take some time to detect and setup the new CPU before booting, so try leaving it a bit longer. If you want to be safe, try it with the slower ram in first.
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    DocSwag reacted to Daniel Z. in Never seen this before, an i5 not compatible with dedicated GPU?   
    Did you uninstall the Intel graphics drivers with DDU?
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    DocSwag reacted to celerystruct in Potential Upgrade to 1440p 144hz - Would love some feedback on this potential build   
    Then you won't need it. Just stick with the drives you have. Also are you planning on overclocking? If not I'd hold off on buying that AIO and just use the AMD stock cooler. and put the money towards buying a better GPU. The 2080 Super releases soon, maybe wait and check out the price and performance of that.
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    DocSwag reacted to Windows7ge in Power up switch with my pc psu?   
    1. Yep.
    2. Potential fire hazard if done incorrectly. Not to mention every time you turn off your computer it'll lose power too.
    3. That's why power strips exist. Cluttered areas can be cleaned.
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    DocSwag got a reaction from Lurick in Power up switch with my pc psu?   
    It would not work because your switch needs 100-240V AC input, whereas your PSU outputs 12V, 5V, or 3.3V DC. At any rate, why would you want to do that?
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    DocSwag reacted to JoostinOnline in 60hz IPS vs 144hz TN   
    He's playing with a PS4 Pro, it only does 60fps.
     
    Get an IPS.
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    DocSwag reacted to Jurrunio in ram speeds confusion   
    It just means more than 2666 is considered an overclock. You can overclock memory on chipsets that support overclocking regardless of CPU support on both Intel and AMD Ryzen
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    DocSwag reacted to Jurrunio in help with new build plan (ryzen)   
    best board for overclocking you can get for your budget for now is the MSI B450 Carbon AC, which conveniently has a bios flashback button in the rear I/O which allows flashing the bios through usb without a compatible CPU (or no CPU at all). With the B450-F, your only option is to get AMD's bootkit, basically a free CPU you have to send back for the bios update.
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    DocSwag reacted to flibberdipper in The 15-inch MacBook Pro Gets 8 Cores! Apple Refreshes the MacBook Pro Lineup to Include 8-Core Intel Parts   
    Can't wait for this to thermal throttle and become slower than the 6-core.
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