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About Shiv78

  • Title
    Clippy the Legendary Helper

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  • Location
    Princeton, New Jersey
  • Gender
  • Occupation
    University Student (Chicago, IL)


  • CPU
    i7-4770K @4.2GHz
  • Motherboard
    ASUS Z87-PRO
  • RAM
    16GB Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR3 1600MHz
  • GPU
    Gigabyte 1650 Super Windforce OC
  • Case
    NZXT H230
  • Storage
    Samsung 860EVO 500GB & Toshiba 3TB 7200RPM
  • PSU
    EVGA SuperNOVA NEX750B
  • Display(s)
    LG 34UM58-P (34" 2560x1080 Ultrawide)
  • Cooling
    Cryorig M9i
  • Keyboard
    Corsair STRAFE - Cherry MX Brown
  • Mouse
    Logitech G602
  • Sound
    2x 200W monitors (Sony)
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro
  • Laptop
    2018 MacBook Pro -8th-gen i7 / 16 GB / 256 GB / 555x
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  1. Should be fine since you can't overclock on that motherboard anyways.
  2. What's wrong with your current system? Looks like a great gaming machine to me.
  3. I think Reds (linear) and Browns (tactile) are the same "volume". They do have slightly different actuation forces though, with the Red being a bit lighter
  4. What makes you want to upgrade from a 2070 Super? i.e. what games/resolution/refresh rate are you targeting? If you did upgrade, it would make more sense to sell the 2070 and just keep the 6800
  5. PCPartPicker Part List CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor (£129.95 @ More Computers) Motherboard: Gigabyte B450M S2H Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard (£54.99 @ Amazon UK) Memory: Team T-FORCE DARK Za 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL18 Memory (£50.85 @ Amazon UK) Storage: Crucial MX500 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive (£48.80 @ Amazon UK) Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER 4 GB Phoenix OC Video Card (£149.99 @ AWD-IT) Case: Cooler Master MasterBox Q300L MicroATX Mini Tower Case (£42.34 @ Amazon UK) Power Supply: Corsair CXM (2015) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified
  6. here's a list of 144hz, 1440p gaming monitors under £300: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/products/monitor/#X=0,30000&r=256001440&D=120000,280000
  7. Usually a quad-core H-series i5, a 1650 or 1650 Ti, 8GB RAM and a 256gb SSD or sometimes 1TB HDD. It varies widely depending on store and deal, but they will be quite capable at 1080p medium.
  8. Entry-level gaming laptops like the Dell G3 and HP Pavillion Gaming can be had on Black Friday for around $550-600
  9. A friend needs a new keyboard. He currently has one of those cheapo $30 Amazon ones with clicky Blue switches, and wants to switch to something a little nicer with Browns or Reds. The only real requirements is TKL or bigger (needs arrow keys) and backlighting (any color, but solid color or per-key RGB, not one of those fixed-rainbow ones). Also, should be black or dark colored, not white. I was leaning towards recommending a Corsair K63 or Logitech G610 Orion, but can't seem to find them on sale or even availiable much anymore. In the US BTW. TLDR backlit mec
  10. Shiv78

    Free games

    Valorant and Warzone are good options. As questionable as Epic Games may be, their launcher has pretty good free games every Thursday (so far I have Just Cause 4, the entire Batman Arkham collection, GTA V, a couple Asassins Creeds, and a bunch more). Rocket League will also be free to play soon on Epic Games.
  11. Why do you want to upgrade? Do you want more FPS/higher resolution, or are you doing content creation, or what?
  12. Shiv78


    The InWin 301 is white with some blue I/O lighting: https://www.amazon.com/InWin-301-Tempered-Micro-ATX-Mini-ITX/dp/B06XXSWWX6?th=1 It doesn't come with any fans, but since it's $70 you can pick up some fans for the extra $20. Here's a bunch of TG mATX mini and mid towers: https://pcpartpicker.com/products/case/#t=7,6&sort=-price&B=3,4&X=0,10000
  13. Shiv78


    Any aesthetic preferences (white, black, tempered glass, RGB fans included, etc.)?
  14. I'd go for a 3100, just make sure you get a decent mobo so you can upgrade down the line to a 4000 series or maybe even 5000 if it is supported.
  15. That's demonstrably false. Watch the LTT video... Higher FPS will help with frame timings and perceived input lag.