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RadiatingLight

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    RadiatingLight got a reaction from whalemonster in Why 1080p needs more CPU than 4k   
    Because it all depends on the FPS you get. the more FPS you get, the more CPU load you have
     
    4K is hard to run, and most cards, even the 1080Ti, get less than 100FPS, so CPU load is lower because of lower FPS.
     
    1080p, when testing with high end cards, pumps out between 150-200+ FPS on high-end cards, and with more FPS comes more CPU load.
     
    more FPS means more CPU load because the CPU needs to give info to the GPU every frame.
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    RadiatingLight got a reaction from lexusgamer05 in You Can't Buy This CPU... Yet - AMD Threadripper Pro   
    Part of the clickbait title/thumbnail -- As a company it's a no-brainer since it gets like 25% more views, and the actual video content itself is still roughly the same.
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    RadiatingLight got a reaction from SpiderMan in You Can't Buy This CPU... Yet - AMD Threadripper Pro   
    Part of the clickbait title/thumbnail -- As a company it's a no-brainer since it gets like 25% more views, and the actual video content itself is still roughly the same.
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    RadiatingLight got a reaction from Kaldor Draigo in Question regarding B550 Gaming Carbon M.2 slots   
    No, it won't affect the speed of anything.
    The first PCIe slot is directly connected to the CPU, so nothing at all could slow it down.
    the 2nd M.2 slot is either direct to the CPU, or through the chipset (I don't remember), but it doesn't really matter too much either way.
     
    Installing an M.2 SSD in the 2nd slot will disable the PCIe E2 and E3 slots, page 18 of the manual that came with your motherboard.
     
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    RadiatingLight reacted to ProjectBox153 in As a graphic designer is the M1 Mac mini worth it?   
    If the software she will be using runs on Apple Silicon or works well with Rosetta 2 then the Mac mini would do great for her. They are very nice little machines, and I've heard great things about them. 
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    RadiatingLight got a reaction from Sir Killsalot in System restarts on new purchased prebuilt.   
    850W should be fine with your current hardware config, but 1000W gives you more room for upgrades in the future (such as another GPU, lots of HDDs, etc.)
    If it's not too much of an extra cost, I don't see why not. It gives you peace of mind that the PSU is definitely not a problem if your PC ever shuts off.
  7. Agree
    RadiatingLight got a reaction from Slottr in System restarts on new purchased prebuilt.   
    850W should be fine with your current hardware config, but 1000W gives you more room for upgrades in the future (such as another GPU, lots of HDDs, etc.)
    If it's not too much of an extra cost, I don't see why not. It gives you peace of mind that the PSU is definitely not a problem if your PC ever shuts off.
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    RadiatingLight got a reaction from MIchaelnew in cx650 or cx550m for my build   
    If so, then good choice on the CPU/GPU balance. For CPU-intensive workloads, this is a very well balanced system!
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    RadiatingLight got a reaction from Moonzy in Im about to build my first pc   
    Looks like good specs to me. Personally, I'd strongly try to get an RTX 3060Ti. It might be more expensive (and harder to get), but I think you'll thank yourself in the future. the 3060Ti is a MUCH better card, even if you might need to save up for a few more weeks (or wait a few more weeks for it to be back in stock).
    Other than that, everything looks really good.
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    RadiatingLight reacted to MIchaelnew in cx650 or cx550m for my build   
    i want to use my pc for cpu intensive task and slight gaming, so i spend more with the cpu and maybe i will upgrade my gpu later on
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    RadiatingLight reacted to Drama Lama in I want to do a useless cool thing on the cheap. Help me.   
    get long cables ( but those aren't always cheap )
  12. Agree
    RadiatingLight got a reaction from MIchaelnew in cx650 or cx550m for my build   
    the 'm' in CXM simply means "Modular", meaning unused cables can be detached form the power supply in order to make cable-management easier.
    If you have a PSU basement (where you can stuff the unused wires), then I would get the CX650, especially since newer GPUs tend to use more power. -- if your case exposes the PSU and you care about cable management, then CX550M might be a better choice, even though it is less powerful.
     
    Both will be more than enough power for your current system.
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    RadiatingLight got a reaction from Mateyyy in What is this? "Rare" GPU   
    As far as I can tell it's a dual-290X card. Absolutely will not beat any modern card in benchmarks, but it could be a nice collector's item.
     
     
  14. Agree
    RadiatingLight got a reaction from ChaoticChaosx in I Need Help With Gaming PC, No Signal to Monitor!!!!   
    Does the computer have any signs of turning on (fans spin, lights on, etc.)
    does it boot loop (fans on, then off, then back on)
    Which CPU and Motherboard exactly. Many boards nowadays have LEDs to indicate where the problem is
    And OFC make sure you have everything plugged in.
  15. Agree
    RadiatingLight got a reaction from BiG StroOnZ in First Build   
    Yes, the build will work, but it's not optimal.
     
    an Intel CPU with a "K" in the name costs extra and is overclockable, but only "Z" series motherboards can overclock, so the potential of your "K" CPU is wasted on a "B" series motherboard. I'd recommend either getting a non-overclockable CPU, or going AMD where all CPUs are unlocked, and all motherboards other than "A" series can overclock.
     
    Also a lot of these components are way overpriced.
     
    How about something like this:
    slightly over budget, but better everything basically. If you want to fit in the budget, you can downgrade CPU to a 3300X, or get a cheaper GPU like the 1660 Super.
    PCPartPicker Part List Type Item Price CPU AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor $199.99 @ Best Buy Motherboard ASRock B450 Pro4 ATX AM4 Motherboard $74.99 @ Newegg Memory Team T-FORCE VULCAN Z 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory $54.99 @ Newegg Storage Western Digital Blue SN550 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $89.99 @ Western Digital Storage Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $51.99 @ Amazon Video Card PNY GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER 8 GB Dual Video Card $409.94 @ Office Depot Case Cougar MX330 ATX Mid Tower Case $49.99 @ B&H Power Supply Corsair CV 650 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $69.99 @ Best Buy Monitor AOC 24B1XHS 23.8" 1920x1080 60 Hz Monitor $89.99 @ Staples   Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts     Total $1091.86   Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-11-30 15:21 EST-0500    
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    RadiatingLight got a reaction from WikiForce in First Build   
    Yes, the build will work, but it's not optimal.
     
    an Intel CPU with a "K" in the name costs extra and is overclockable, but only "Z" series motherboards can overclock, so the potential of your "K" CPU is wasted on a "B" series motherboard. I'd recommend either getting a non-overclockable CPU, or going AMD where all CPUs are unlocked, and all motherboards other than "A" series can overclock.
     
    Also a lot of these components are way overpriced.
     
    How about something like this:
    slightly over budget, but better everything basically. If you want to fit in the budget, you can downgrade CPU to a 3300X, or get a cheaper GPU like the 1660 Super.
    PCPartPicker Part List Type Item Price CPU AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor $199.99 @ Best Buy Motherboard ASRock B450 Pro4 ATX AM4 Motherboard $74.99 @ Newegg Memory Team T-FORCE VULCAN Z 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory $54.99 @ Newegg Storage Western Digital Blue SN550 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $89.99 @ Western Digital Storage Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $51.99 @ Amazon Video Card PNY GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER 8 GB Dual Video Card $409.94 @ Office Depot Case Cougar MX330 ATX Mid Tower Case $49.99 @ B&H Power Supply Corsair CV 650 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $69.99 @ Best Buy Monitor AOC 24B1XHS 23.8" 1920x1080 60 Hz Monitor $89.99 @ Staples   Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts     Total $1091.86   Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-11-30 15:21 EST-0500    
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    RadiatingLight got a reaction from Plexus in CPU Bottleneck ?   
    Nope, not big differences at all, especially if you don't plan to overclock.
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    RadiatingLight got a reaction from Plexus in CPU Bottleneck ?   
    4770K is a wonderful CPU and won't bottleneck any of those cards.
     
    Kinda.
    a well-balanced CPU and GPU is what's important. The point of worrying about bottlenecks is that you don't want to get a GPU that's so fast that it is wasted on your CPU. If you got an RTX 3080 for example, the GPU would be so fast that it would always be waiting on your CPU to process more data, and so it wouldn't be used to its full potential. So in your system, an RTX 3080 and RTX 3070 might perform very similarly, since they are both super-powerful and would be waiting on the CPU. (especially in lower resolutions where the CPU has to work harder).
    Keep in mind that no matter what graphics card you put into it, nothing can decrease performance of the CPU.
     
    You still have a great system. I'd buy either a GTX 1660 Super, or maybe try for a used GTX 1070? (in fact, I'm currently using a 4770K with a GTX 1070).
    It's not a great time to buy new GPUs right now, but you might have good luck on the used market for a GTX 1070.
  19. Informative
    RadiatingLight got a reaction from Newblesse Obblige in Is there any difference between GPUs and its mobile counterpart?   
    Should be similar performance as long as the Laptop card isn't specifically a mobile variant, but laptop cards will always be slightly weaker than their desktop brothers, even if only because of a worse heatsink and power delivery.
     
    Also, performance will probably only be good on battery, and battery life is probably going to be bad lol.
  20. Agree
    RadiatingLight got a reaction from Kilrah in safety accessories without I/O shield   
    No.
    The I/O shield is just for aesthetics in order to make sure there isn't a hole in the back of your PC case.
  21. Like
    RadiatingLight got a reaction from Devilish in Looking for some good RGB light strips   
    I recently bought these: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B086RSH7JV/
    Not sure if they're covered or not, but they are pretty bright, work well with my Google Assistant, the cable and control box is white (looks less ugly IMO), basically no issues.
     
    Remote is pretty chonky, but I almost never use it anyway.
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    RadiatingLight got a reaction from Zenedge in Questions regarding my new build   
    Hmm... Prices for the Ryzen CPU seem actually okay. (similar to the USA)
    Ryzen 3200G only costs 113USD, and is probably better than the 8400.
     
    Anyway, the build is good and it will be good for a while.
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    RadiatingLight reacted to Skiiwee29 in m.2 NVMe SSD not working   
    on the bottom under disk 1, there looks to be another entry. Scroll down and I bet you will find a black blob that will be your m.2 that needs formatting. 
  24. Agree
    RadiatingLight got a reaction from lexusgamer05 in is it time to upgrade ?   
    If you spend your money on a PC now, it might have good performance for 4 years (let's use 4 as a random number, it could be 3 or 5 or 6 depending on what you're trying to do and how the gaming industry changes)
     
    if you buy a PC now, it will need replacement 2024
    if you wait until you need a new PC (maybe 2021), then your PC will need replacement 2025
    by waiting, you are literally just saving money and will end up getting a better PC in the long run.
    Invest your money in the stock market or something idk
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    RadiatingLight got a reaction from dishonored21 in is it time to upgrade ?   
    like @Semper said, unless you're not hitting framerates that you'd want, there's no reason to upgrade. 8600K is still a very capable CPU, and GTX 1080 is also a very good GPU, especially for FHD 144Hz. (if anything, you probably only need a GPU upgrade)
     
    If I were you, I'd wait until AM5 comes out (next year) with Ryzen 6000 on a 5nm process. It should be an absolute killer of a CPU, and will be on a whole new platform, so lots of room to upgrade to better CPUs in the future.
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