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About trevb0t

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  • Birthday May 28, 1989

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  • Location
    Colorado, U.S.A.
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  • CPU
    Ryzen 5 2600
  • Motherboard
    MSI B450 Gaming Plus
  • RAM
    G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000
  • GPU
    PowerColor Radeon RX 580 8 GB
  • Case
    Cougar MX330-G
  • Storage
    Silicon Power A55 512 GB SSD / Seagate Barracuda 500 GB 7200RPM
  • PSU
    Corsair RM750x

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  1. Hey all! I'd like to get my daughter a better laptop. I know a fair amount about PC building, but the laptops aren't my thing. I'd like to find some model names of older gen gaming laptops (with discreet GPU) that I could find used around $300. In terms of power, honestly something along the lines of a GTX 750Ti would do the trick. (obviously if I can get better for the funds, great.) Anyone know of any models that run low in the used market?
  2. I get the feeling that the original post has been edited. Note that the 2500 budget is emboldened, which may indicate it was updated per suggestion.
  3. He's in Kuwait, so we can't necessarily compare to US prices. (Even though it's been presented in USD.) Were he in the US, I would agree!
  4. I would literally update the platform. Zen 2 or waiting a bit and getting Zen 3 is going to provide gains. I said nothing against this? I just pointed out that a 5 FPS drop isn't stutter. I'm a total build-aholic. I get wanting to upgrade even if it's not needed.
  5. 60 to 55 occasional isn't stutter, it's standard for FPS to fluctuate during operation, and 5 FPS is well within normal. It would be literally unnoticeable, especially on a standard 60hz monitor. If you are seeing actual stuttering lag, there area bunch of reasons that could be, and simple ways to diagnose. What do you have in mind for an upgrade budget?
  6. Fair. In which case (for the OP), a small form factor unit usually runs directly off of PCIe power. There are also adapters that can be used if there are available molex or SATA power cables useable. But of course there are plenty of good used PCs out there. I have a couple of HP Z420's in my basement waiting for a little lovin' and they have an extra 6 pin. So it's been a challenge finding a good price to performance GPU that is compatible.
  7. Assuming this is the model you're looking at, it does have 4 video outputs. 3 of them are displayport 1.4, so you'll either need compatible screen inputs or adapters. The 4th is HDMI which is pretty standard these days. So yeah, it should work for what you're describing.
  8. Great price. Grab it now! 1070Ti shouldn't be bottlenecked by a 1500x. It's a fine combo.
  9. UCW has an ever-revolving stock of used office PCs. They are all refurbished and include quite a bit! I recommend looking for the full sized desktops (so a GPU will fit without modding the case.) and at least an i5 processor. At time of posting, here is one you can use for reference! https://shopucw.com/collections/desktops/products/lenovo-thinkcentre-m83-i5-4570-w-bent-pci-door I believe Nerd On A Budget has a code that's still useable for $10 off, enter "NOAB" at checkout. Then troll the local market for a used GPU, and I would get an SSD boot drive. So
  10. You could explain that the 3600 is great for gaming AND streaming. That may not be a big want right now, but a lot of people tend to become interested over time.
  11. https://pcpartpicker.com/product/8HqBD3/amd-ryzen-5-1600-12nm-32-ghz-6-core-processor-yd1600bbafbox You should consider that 3600 though. Usually Microcenter gives a MOBO discount with a CPU purchase. You could come away with solid gear for a small amount more than you were initially thinking.
  12. PCPartPicker Part List Type Item Price CPU AMD Ryzen 5 1600 (12nm) 3.2 GHz 6-Core Processor $104.99 @ Amazon Motherboard Gigabyte B450M DS3H Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $72.99 @ Best Buy Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory $41.99 @ Newegg Storage TCSunBow X3 240 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $29.99 @ Ama
  13. They are just different brands. Either has high end and low end models. AOC trends a little cheaper, but at this price point I doubt you're looking at a significant difference in quality if the stats are similar.
  14. If you've got the budget, and it's not killing the other specs in comparisson, I'd certainly splurge on the IPS panel.
  15. Look at the trend from X470 vs B450. There are very few reasons to buy an X470 board, when a solid B450 can overclock the entire CPU lineup, supports SLI / Crossfire (don't do this anyway...), etc. There are AM4 units that always stand out for their value proposition, and they are: Pro 4 A-Pro Tomahawk They hold up. If you've got a budget to keep in mind, don't count on X570 price drops giving you that level of value with little extra functionality.