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  1. I'm not sure if this is the right part of the forums to ask this, so I apologize if it isn't but here's my issue. Streaming on Twitch using Streamlabs, I average maybe 1.5%-2.5% dropped frames over the course of a full stream. As soon as I turn on any part of NVIDIA Broadcast in OBS (mic noise removal, camera effects OR audio noise removal) and I try to stream this spikes up immediately to ~25% dropped frames or higher. My internet is pretty decent (a little inconsistent at times) but overall I don't have very many issues with my connection. I was wondering if this is something anyone else has
  2. So I am in the market to buy a 1440p 144hz display but I really don't want to break the bank (as I am buying a 3080 once stock comes back) so I'm looking for a more budget-friendly option. I have kind of narrowed it down to the Acer XV272U (Amazon) and the Pixio PX278 (Newegg). Both have pretty much the same specs (1440p, 144hz, 1ms, 400nit) and after shipping on Newegg the Pixio is only about $20 cheaper. I have heard great things about the Pixio (haven't really been able to find many videos on the Acer) but the one thing is, I trust Acer as a brand more. Obviously just because I haven't hear
  3. Theres also the Gigabyte B550 AORUS Pro & Elite, the MAG B550 Tomahawk and the more budget Prime X570-P and then most of the rest are out of my budget. I'm also most comfortable with Asus' software but I'm sure other boards I can pick up pretty easily
  4. So I'm planning to get the 3080 when it comes out in a couple weeks and I was wondering if there was a major reason to go with an aftermarket AIB. The cooler on these cards actually seems decent (especially compared to the 10 series blowers) so I was just curious if I should order a FE or go with something else.
  5. Not necessarily limited to those two, those are just the most popular and most accessible where I live
  6. I'm not looking for anything too fancy, only minor OC for GPU/CPU as well as the PCIE 4.0. I have a 3800x and planning to get a 3080 when they release.
  7. Hello everyone. I am in the market for a new MOBO (my current ones CPU fan header died and I'm wanting PCIE 4.0). I don't want to spend a ridiculous amount but I also don't necessarily want a super budget one either. So far I've narrowed it down to the ASUS ROG Strix B550-F for $249 CAD or the ASUS TUF Gaming X570-Plus for $239 CAD. I'm not super knowledgeable about MOBOs unfortunately so I was hoping to get the communities opinion. I know that the B550 boards are considered "budget" compared to the X570s so I was wondering if there was a legitimate reason why the ROG was $10 more. As well if
  8. I would like the aesthetics of an AIO, but my case is also too shallow to house the super beefy Air coolers like the D15 or DRP4. I know there are other decent coolers that are lower profile but in my case I think it would just be easier to slap an AIO in there. I also don't like the sort of torque that the huge towers put on the motherboard
  9. Yeah reliability is what I was most concerned about. I'm considering seeing if the Kraken x62 goes on sale cause atm it's $200 CAD, and I can find some other 280mm for a bit cheaper, but I've heard that the Kraken is one of the best you can get. I'm running a 3800x which seems to run decently toasty from what I've thrown at it so far
  10. So I've been on the hunt for a quality AIO for about a week now, looking on Amazon and Memory Express and one brand that I'm seeing quite often on Amazon in particular is DEEPCOOL. I see their products through sponsored placements on the website so at first glance I kind of ignored them but after looking into them a bit more, they do seem decent. They all average 4-ish stars on Amazon and a lot of their AIOs are really competitively priced when compared to the big brands (Corsair, NZXT, etc.) I was just wondering if anyone here has had any experience with DEEPCOOL's AIOs and could give me some
  11. So recently my CPU Fan header died so I have it plugged into the CPU_OPT header just until I can get a new board (I can see the fan spinning from where I sit and I just got a new CPU cooler). Currently I have a 3800x on an ASUS ROG Strix B450-F MOBO and I was just curious, which board do you think I should get? After looking at a lot of the X570 prices I became more hesitant to upgrade for the time being. Won't be using SLI and probably won't be overclocking. Will the X570's be worth it to upgrade to or would another B450 be sufficient for my needs? If I were to go with the new gen boards I w
  12. Was originally using the stock paste that comes on the cooler, but have also used Arctic Silver 5 paste (which I think is decent?) and both give me spiking temperatures and high max temps. I'll try reapplying the cooler in a bit here and get back to you
  13. Sorry I'm really tired at this point and forgot to mention; ran Cinebench again today about 30 mins ago and temps got up to 94, after only reaching 68 yesterday
  14. Okay so I switched over to AMD's stock Wraith Prism cooler with the thought that obviously they'd send you a cooler that will work well at stock settings. So I installed the new cooler, ran cinebench again and hit max 68°, great! Well today (1 day later) after doing nothing to my PC, hardware or software wise, I realized that the CPU has started to run hot again, idling in the mid-40's then spiking to mid-high 50's and going back down. I didn't touch a single thing in my BIOS or in my case itself yet it's performing much worse than it did yesterday? Why might that be
  15. So I recently upgraded from a Ryzen 2600x up to their 3800x (got it for a really good price a couple days ago) and all has gone well except one thing is bugging me. When doing very low-intensity tasks (browsing the internet, sitting on desktop) my CPU will idle around 40-43°C, but then will randomly spike up to 50-60°C before slowly going back down 10-15 degrees and then spikes again 10 seconds later. When I run R20 my temps max at 94°C (I'll almost never stress my CPU that much in real use). Currently I'm using an Arctic Freezer Pro 7 which worked wonders for my last CPU but perhaps I need so