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    Shiv78 reacted to SavageNeo in Be quiet 500dx vs Lian Li Lancool II Mesh vs Phanteks P500A NON-RGB vs MSI Sekira 100P   
    lancool II mesh or phanteks p500A, whicever is cheaper.
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    Shiv78 reacted to Fasauceome in What is this CPU?   
    yes, and customer service from these companies won't do squat. you call Asus customer support, you say "does this laptop have a quad core Ryzen 7 4800U in it?" The customer service rep looks up the spec sheet, which has the error on it, and says "yes, it says it on the spec sheet here" because customer service reps don't need to know anything about CPUs.
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    Shiv78 got a reaction from Daniel Z. in 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.
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    Shiv78 got a reaction from PlayStation 2 in 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.
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    Shiv78 reacted to Mateyyy in RTX 3000 or 2000 series   
    If you've got a working, decent GPU now, then ideally you'd want to wait.
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    Shiv78 reacted to dizmo in Upgrading my Alienware r6 2017   
    You already have the highest CPU that board will support.
    If you want to go higher, you're better off getting a new system.
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    Shiv78 reacted to dizmo in Upgrading my Alienware r6 2017   
    No. If you have a 7700k, the 9700k is not compatible with the board.
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    Shiv78 reacted to WereCatf in Is Samsung worse than Apple?   
    This'll just invite pointless flamewars.
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    Shiv78 reacted to Voluspa in Sony SSD fastest SSD   
    They didn't overclock it. It's pretty much a custom SSD from everything I've read. Including the memory channels. 12 vs up to 10, but usually 8. They are designed to be faster with their hardware. It's kind of an apples to oranges thing.
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    Shiv78 reacted to laza in Case?   
    @Shiv78 Thanks a bunch! I really like the In Win one!
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    Shiv78 got a reaction from Aman7 in 3300x, 3100 or wait?!   
    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.
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    Shiv78 reacted to SpookyCitrus in I need help   
    No, you do not need to have two drives hooked up, I don't know why the motherboard recommends that maybe they are referring to using a boot and storage drive? But it is not absolutely necessary. However, Ryzen isn't compatible with Windows Vista, you would need to upgrade the Windows Vista to Windows 10 on the computer it was originally in first then install it in the new computer. Once you get the Vista install upgraded to 10 it should work by just plugging it into the new build and making sure legacy is enabled. I would highly recommend doing a fresh install of Windows 10 and then transferring the files and documents you need over to it over upgrading the Vista install.
    If the old PC that the Vista drive was in still works, hook it back up and download the Windows 10 Media Creation Tool to it. Run it and go through the upgrade steps. Once upgraded it will work with Ryzen as long as legacy is enabled in bios. But Ryzen itself does not support Vista so it will not work with the drive still running Windows Vista, it may try to boot but will not actually go into Windows.
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    Shiv78 got a reaction from bengeoghegan11 in Graphics card dilemma   
    There's not a ton of reviews on the MSI Ventus 1650s, but the Gaming X is one of the coolest and quietest 1650 Supers. If you can get that, go for it. The Gigabyte OC (dual-fan) 1650s is also pretty well-cooled (and cheaper, at least in the US), it's just somewhat loud with the stock fan profile which you can change using Afterburner.
    The 580 8gb is also a decent option but at this point its like 4 years old
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    Shiv78 reacted to Letgomyleghoe. in Gaming pc for college student- Please help   
    were you comparing a r9 3950x to a core i3 dual core because otherwise i'd like to see how you came to this conclusion.
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    Shiv78 reacted to Herman Mcpootis in Gaming pc for college student- Please help   
    some changes:
    PCPartPicker Part List
    CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor  ($294.14 @ Amazon) 
    Motherboard: Gigabyte X570 AORUS ELITE WIFI ATX AM4 Motherboard  ($209.99 @ B&H) 
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory  ($83.99 @ Newegg) 
    Storage: Team MP34 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive  ($69.98 @ Amazon) 
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($56.48 @ Newegg) 
    Video Card: Zotac GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB MINI Video Card  ($499.99 @ B&H) 
    Case: Fractal Design Focus G ATX Mid Tower Case  ($57.98 @ Newegg) 
    Power Supply: Antec NeoECO Gold ZEN 600 W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply  ($85.98 @ Newegg) 
    Total: $1358.53
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-05-09 22:29 EDT-0400
    you'll need to wait a bit for stock on the motherboard and PSU.
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    Shiv78 reacted to EpicSOB in Windows Is Just Broken   
    it was the ram, the ram must have been off my 1/100th of a hair off, because when i tested the ram 1 stick at a time this morning all the issues went away. when in doubt reseat your ram apparently. 
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    Shiv78 reacted to WambleCropped in Partial upgrade, how much should i keep?   
    I would say just the CPU and mobo are worth upgrading at this point. The GTX 1080 is still a great card, I would wait for the 3000 series if I were you
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    Shiv78 reacted to kb5zue in Windows Is Just Broken   
    You should do a fresh, clean install of Windows.  The best way to do that would be using a Windows Media Creation tool.  You will need clean flash drive with at least 8GB of space.
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    Shiv78 reacted to Streetguru in 5700xt and 1,000 dollars   
    Then ya, Ryzen 3000 is a good upgrade
    but do you need the 12 core? the R5 3600 is plenty if you aren't streaming or doing other stuff.
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    Shiv78 reacted to Semper in Graphics Card for 1440p 144hz gaming   
    If you're not opposed to the used market, you can pick up a 1080 Ti for the upper end of your price range ≤$400, which, unless you want RTX, are still powerhouses.
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    Shiv78 reacted to iBabySlapper in Does the AMD Ryzen 5 3600 go well with the GeForce RTX 2060   
    Like a coke and a smoke (Yes).
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    Shiv78 reacted to SavageNeo in rtx 2060 or gtx 1080 for half the cost?   
    gtx 1080 is near rtx 2070 super performance. get the 1080
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    Shiv78 reacted to Slottr in PC Build Recommendations   
    PCPartPicker Part List Type Item Price CPU AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor $194.00 @ Amazon Motherboard ASRock B450M PRO4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $79.97 @ Amazon Memory Patriot Viper 4 Blackout 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $54.99 @ Amazon Storage Team L5 LITE 3D 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive $82.99 @ Amazon Video Card Sapphire Radeon RX 5700 8 GB PULSE Video Card $359.99 @ Newegg Case Cooler Master MasterBox Q300L MicroATX Mini Tower Case $44.99 @ Amazon Power Supply Corsair CX (2017) 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $59.99 @ Amazon Monitor Dell S2419HGF 24.0" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor $99.99 @ Dell   Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts     Total $976.91   Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-10 18:21 EST-0500    
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    Shiv78 got a reaction from spotnyk in Moving to ultrabook   
    LG Gram is a good bet, except the fact that it's pretty flexible, so the keyboard can feel a bit mushy especially if not on a table. The Surface Pro 6 is probably not a good choice since it's only 12," not 15". I'd look at a Surface Laptop (amazing keyboard) or XPS 13, as well as the LG Gram in its various sizes. ThinkPads are also a great bet but I've never used an X1 Carbon so not sure.