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Worstcaster

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About Worstcaster

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Profile Information

  • Location
    Upstate New York
  • Gender
    Male
  • Interests
    Gaming, hunting, fishing
  • Occupation
    Paramedic

System

  • CPU
    AMD Ryzen 5 3600
  • Motherboard
    Gigabyte - B450 AORUS PRO WIFI
  • RAM
    Corsair - Vengeance LPX 32 GB (4 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory
  • GPU
    EVGA GTX 1070 FTW
  • Case
    Phanteks P300a
  • Storage
    120 GB Kingston SSD, 1 TB WD HDD, 5 TB Toshiba HDD
  • PSU
    Corsair 850 Full Modular
  • Display(s)
    Pixio PX329 1440p
  • Cooling
    Be Quiet Dark Rock Pro 4
  • Keyboard
    Red Dragon K580 VATA RGB
  • Mouse
    Gigabyte Aorus M5
  • Sound
    Creative A250 2.1 Speakers
  • Operating System
    Windows 10
  • Laptop
    System 76 Gazelle 1660 ti, 16 GB RAM, 240 GB NVMe and 500 GB SATA SSDs
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  1. Fallout New Vegas and Skyrim run well on low power PCs. They are frequently on sale for about $9 and if you are into modding you can add a lot of quality of life/replayability features. Just stay away from the texture mods. They can really up the system requirements.
  2. No, but keep any eye on Bethesda's website/social media. They frequently do free weeks to try the game. The free events usually see the game on sale as well. I tried it on one of these weeks and liked it so I bought it. I was able to try Fallout 76 the same way, but I didn;t like it so I didn't buy that one.
  3. I've been having a lot of fun with ESO. Huge world, decent quests, plenty of things to keep you busy. I also tend to prefer to play solo and it is possible to do so in this game.
  4. If you have another available output port on your GPU you could try that in case you have a bad port. If not, if you can borrow a GPU from a friend it might tell you if your GPU is defective. If it doesn't work with a known working GPU, I would lean towards a MOBO problem.
  5. OK, do you have any debug lights? Is the video cable plugged into the GPU or MOBO? Do you have another computer or console you can plug into the monitor to make sure that is working? Is the monitor set to look at the port you have your cable plugged into? ie. Direct video or HDMI
  6. The Phoronix testing suite is supposed to be great for that. Phoronix Test Suite: https://www.phoronix-test-suite.com
  7. Is the video cable plugged into the GPU or the MOBO? Are system fans spinning? Does your MOBO have any debug lights?
  8. System specs and changes made would be helpful. That being said the first things I would check are: 1) Is the new HDD showing up in BIOS? 2) Did you install an OS on the new disk or are you using another disk for the OS? 3) Is you boot order correct in the BIOS?
  9. It's not unusual for fans to not spin up in light loads like office work or streaming video. Do they spin up in higher load situations like gaming? If you want them to spin up no matter what, you can use MSI Afterburner to adjust your fan curve.
  10. An very decent wired mouse for the price. It fits will in my hand and the rubber side grips are nice. I move several times a shift for work and so plug and unplug the mouse several times as well. I am also clumsy and have dropped it several times from standing height into tile or concrete floor without damaging the mouse. My one big complaint with the mouse is the RGB. The RGB looks nice but is tied as an indicator to the mouse DPI. So for example, I like blue, but the speed is too fast for when I am doing office work.
  11. I'm getting about 50-70 FPS in most games at high 1440p on my 1070. The 1060 will be lower. Even if your GPU can't handle it, upgrading the GPU in the future you will be set. GPUs get replaced faster than monitors. You will lose more perceived value over time playing with a powerful GPU on a weak monitor.
  12. Depending on the quality of the wiring where he lives it could be a problem with power coming from the outlet. This can be called "dirty power". http://www.tesengineering.com/electrical-engineering-what-is-dirty-power/#:~:text=“Dirty power” is an abnormality,a certain voltage and frequency. Have him try an UPS. It might stabilize his power source.
  13. Kind of depends on which of Frankenstein's parts you are referring too.
  14. PCPartpicker.com can be a great source for making a parts list you can edit and show to other people for input. Learning about different parts and what they do is necessary for choosing parts. Techquickie (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0vBXGSyV14uvJ4hECDOl0Q) is a good starting point for that. They also have a cool series on mistakes many first time builders makes. Watching review videos is great for learning about individual parts. Watching multiple reviews can give you an idea about how the part works in different configurations. Remember to watch the entir
  15. I honestly don't know (Samsung Note 9). It works fine for me, so I'm not that worried about it.
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