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celerystruct

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    celerystruct got a reaction from Fenris Wolf in Will this system last for the next gen gaming?   
    Why spend all this money to achieve a resolution that you can't even distinguish the difference?
     
     
    Also you don't need to worry too much about new hardware making your pc unable to run your old games. That doesn't make sense. Why would your system run 4k today but then suddenly stop doing 4k tomorrow because a new gpu comes out?
     
    I'd cut costs on a few places and aim for 1440p at 80+ fps on high to maybe ultra settings, if you're playing single player games. 
     
    Also you don't need a 1000w psu, 500-550 should be fine.
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    celerystruct got a reaction from Sauron in Why US college and university are so expensive?   
    Imagine being this oblivious of the world.
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    celerystruct got a reaction from DrMacintosh in Why US college and university are so expensive?   
    Imagine being this oblivious of the world.
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    celerystruct reacted to TetraSky in Why US college and university are so expensive?   
    Please, do enlighten me, how is a CS degree in Security and programming worthless?
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    celerystruct reacted to Votivee in Minimum Specs   
    I agree with jstudrawa, the elitedesk is the best deal out of the links provided.
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    celerystruct reacted to Dedayog in Minimum Specs   
    https://www.microcenter.com/product/607134/elitedesk-800-g1-sff-desktop-pc-(refurbished) - Intel Core i5-4590 Processor 3.3GHz; Microsoft Windows 10 Pro; 8GB DDR3 RAM; 256GB Solid State Drive
     
    I'd go this one.  Best CPU of the bunch (if I'm reading these right) and decent SSD.   The Lenovo isn't worth it for a lesser CPU and more SSD for $30. You can add a cheap SSD anytime.  According to the review comments, it's using only 2 of the 4 RAM slots too, which is nice.
     
    Looks like it would take a low profile GPU later as well, giving you a nice upgrade path.
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    celerystruct got a reaction from Catchears in 1500~1700€ gaming build, please help!   
    The cooler is an AIO so you wouldn't need to clean it, rather you couldn't. It's built so you don't have to do that sort of thing.
     
    But the Noctua cooler performs better in thermals and noise when going against any AIO that's only 240mm, so you can just get that.
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    celerystruct got a reaction from Chainbrain in Laptop Work Station for School. Help!   
    Even so why drop 1.5k for a new laptop when he can just upgrade his ram and storage? Whether the 2 extra cores actually make a difference will depend on what programs he's running as well. I'd still double check with the school and make sure before dropping that kind of money. What program is so intense that they can't accept a 2 year old laptop? That would mean that all their students need to buy a new laptop their junior year.
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    celerystruct reacted to Mira Yurizaki in Why are so many people against consoles?   
    A major argument with PC gaming is that "you can upgrade whenever you want" and "backwards compatibility is a thing."
     
    I'm here to argue that... they're soft pros at best.
     
    True, you can upgrade almost anything you want on a PC assuming it's a desktop tower using standard form factor parts. This is less true if you have a laptop which a lot of people have. This is less true with system builders who might use non-standard or at the least, non-popular standards like Dell or HP. And most damningly, your window to upgrade to something "meaningful" really depends. If you bought a Core i7-3770K years ago, it struggles at times, especially in high frame-rate scenarios, to keep up with something more modern like an i7-8700K. It gets worse if you want to stream your gaming sessions. Oh but you can up--... oh wait you can't. The i7-3770K was the best processor for its platform. Getting anything newer means upgrading the CPU, motherboard, and RAM.
     
    So really, the whole "you can upgrade your PC" thing only really works if you started off with a potato to begin with. And you are making the money to afford upgrades in the future. But even then, by the time you do want to upgrade, your platform has likely been succeeded by several generations. It's also easy to compare modern hardware to older systems and claiming your PC is better. But I would've really liked to see a PC built in 2013 for $400 handily beat a PS4 while retaining all of the features it can do. Including that thing PC gamers conveniently forget: optical media playback.
     
    And backwards compatibility? Maybe towards the last 10 years or so of gaming. I mean, that's still pretty good, but anything older and you increasingly get into the "maybe" to "nope" zone. DRM platforms that were relied on went away or are blacklisted by Windows' Smart Screen. APIs were used that have been unsupported for years. And some games just worked in ways that weren't recommended on Windows that causes things to break on something more modern. It's more surprising to me to find a game that works more or less fine on Windows 10 when it was designed for Windows XP or earlier.
     
    I actually don't rely on Microsoft attempts at backwards compatibility because if Raymond Chen's blog and book has taught me anything, many Windows app programmers would rather have taken shortcuts and used undocumented behavior than stick to what Microsoft said how you should program an app for Windows. It's gotten to a point where I built a computer with more or less "period correct" hardware for those times if I really wanted to run a game from the Windows 98/early XP era (DOSBox only really works for, surprise surprise, games built for DOS and VM support for older OSes tends to be "it runs but that's about it"). I'd rather have a game run on something for the platform in which it was designed than hope the compatibility kludges Microsoft did work. It has only really been a decade or so since software development practices for Windows and APIs have settled down to the point where compatibility is much less of an issue.
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    celerystruct reacted to Mira Yurizaki in Why are so many people against consoles?   
    Contrary to popular belief, the Blu-Ray standard is maintained by the Blu-Ray Disc Association. Sony was just the one who marketed it the hardest.
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    celerystruct got a reaction from Privatech in IPS or TN for a new gaming monitor   
    I'd op for the IPS monitor.
     
    TN has a very small viewing angle so it you swing your chair too far to the side or tend to slump into your seat you'll need to adjust your monitor frequently.
     
    It's honestly not a big deal but on the few times where TN panels do inconvenience you it gets annoying.
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    celerystruct got a reaction from DocSwag in Potential Upgrade to 1440p 144hz - Would love some feedback on this potential build   
    Then you won't need it. Just stick with the drives you have. Also are you planning on overclocking? If not I'd hold off on buying that AIO and just use the AMD stock cooler. and put the money towards buying a better GPU. The 2080 Super releases soon, maybe wait and check out the price and performance of that.
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    celerystruct got a reaction from Bekos in I need help with upgrading (virgin pc guy)   
    I was wondering more about the quality of your powersupply.
     
    Do you know the brand and make?
     
    iirc, I think you need a 2080 to do 1440p at around 100hz. But you could probably do with the other gpus on med to high settings.
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    celerystruct reacted to Princess Luna in Need help with picking a 1440p 144hz moniter   
    How about save a lot of money?
    https://pcpartpicker.com/product/b8VD4D/acer-vg271u-pbmiipx-270-2560x1440-144-hz-monitor-vg271u-pbmiipx
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    celerystruct got a reaction from Bekos in I need help with upgrading (virgin pc guy)   
    What's your power supply looking like? Also at this point you might as well build a new PC. Can you give us a budget and location? Also what resolution and fps you want to achieve for your games.
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    celerystruct got a reaction from Bekos in I need help with upgrading (virgin pc guy)   
    I'm just going to assume you don't have an SSD and put one in as your boot drive.
     
    You can use your current storage in the new build as well
     
    PCPartPicker Part List
    CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor  ($199.00 @ B&H) 
    Motherboard: MSI - B450 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard  ($114.89 @ OutletPC) 
    Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory  ($79.99 @ Newegg Business) 
    Storage: Crucial - MX500 250 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($39.70 @ Amazon) 
    Video Card: EVGA - GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB XC GAMING Video Card  ($529.99 @ B&H) 
    Case: Fractal Design - Meshify C ATX Mid Tower Case  ($89.99 @ Newegg Business) 
    Power Supply: Corsair - RMx (2018) 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply  ($99.99 @ Newegg) 
    Total: $1153.55
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-07-16 11:55 EDT-0400
     
    Here's one using the new Radeon card as well it's cheaper than the 2070 super and roughly equal to vanilla 2070.
     
    PCPartPicker Part List
    CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor  ($199.00 @ B&H) 
    Motherboard: MSI - B450 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard  ($114.89 @ OutletPC) 
    Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory  ($79.99 @ Newegg Business) 
    Storage: Crucial - MX500 250 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($39.70 @ Amazon) 
    Video Card: XFX - Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB Video Card  ($399.99 @ B&H) 
    Case: Fractal Design - Meshify C ATX Mid Tower Case  ($89.99 @ Newegg Business) 
    Power Supply: Corsair - RMx (2018) 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply  ($99.99 @ Newegg) 
    Total: $1023.55
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-07-16 11:57 EDT-0400
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    celerystruct got a reaction from Catchears in New pc rig   
    Don't skimp on the power supply. Depends on what sort of videos you're editing. If you're just making 2 minute memes and deleting them after uploading then you're probably fine but if not where are you going to store all your video files? Also memory sticks don't store your videos.
     
    You don't "need" 3200mhz ram but 3600mhz is recommended for the 3700x by AMD.
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    celerystruct got a reaction from DefoNotJim in Help me choose a new monitor?   
    How about this bad boy?
     
    https://www.amazon.com/FreeSync-Monitor-Exclusive-2560x1440-Display/dp/B07MVX3PKS
     
    1440p 144hz and IPS panel with tons of RGB and frameless
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    celerystruct reacted to maartendc in Design PC   
    Sorry, but this is just nonsense.
     
    An Intel system is not inherently more reliable than an AMD system. The AM4 platform is now in its 3rd generation / chipset iteration, and runs very very reliably.
     
    You could even say that the current Intel architectures were not really designed from the ground up to support 8 cores, and the 9900K runs very hot and draws a lot of power, being inherently less stable.
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    celerystruct got a reaction from JReeves in Design PC   
    AIOs are only better than Noctua if the radiator is 360mm. Even at 240mm the Noctua performs better and 120mm are pretty much worthless and only ever preferred if you're trying to ship a PC some where far while skimping on the cost for a cooler.
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    celerystruct got a reaction from LienusLateTips in First time builder   
    No one sells discs for PC games anymore, some do but they're more special cases than the norm.
     
    If you're worried about watching movies and such I'd just buy a separate blueray player for your tv or something instead. You'll need special software to play bluerays on your pc and those cost money and it's just easier and probably cheaper to go with a blueray player instead.
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    celerystruct got a reaction from jerubedo in 1800 - 2000$ Budget   
    Why? der8auer OC'ed his 9900k using a Noctua cooler in that youtube vid I posted and as I said before he's a champion overclocker so he knows what he's talking about.
     
    Also Linus has a video showing how the noctua beats any AIO with a 240mm or less rad in thermals and noise.
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    celerystruct got a reaction from Froody129 in Best Bang for Buck for SLI or Crossfire?   
    What?
     
    What????
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    celerystruct reacted to jerubedo in 1800 - 2000$ Budget   
    What nonsense is this? The top of the line air coolers cool BETTER than most AIO coolers with the exception of the H150i, which cools about 2% better. The D15 will provide better cooling than an H110i.
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    celerystruct got a reaction from jerubedo in 1800 - 2000$ Budget   
    If Der8auer says it's okay then it's okay.
     
    Also Linus has a video showing the Noctua destroying every AIO that is 280mm or less in both thermals and noise. The only time it wins is when the aio has a 360mm rad and that's only marginally for almost double the price.
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