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About Satan_Prometheus

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  • Birthday Dec 28, 1987

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    United States
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  • CPU
    Ryzen 5 3600
  • Motherboard
    Asus Prime X370-Pro
  • RAM
    Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4-3000 16GB
  • GPU
    Gigabyte RTX 2070 Super Gaming OC
  • Case
    Phanteks Enthoo Pro M TG
  • Storage
    WD Black SN750 500GB; Samsung 840 EVO 250GB; Sandisk Ultra 3D 500GB; Sandisk Ultra 3D 1TB, WD Blue 5400RPM 3TB; Seagate Barracuda 7200RPM 3TB; WD MyBook 4TB
  • PSU
    Corsair TX850M
  • Display(s)
    Viotek GN27D; Vizio 1080p TV
  • Cooling
    Noctua NH-D15
  • Keyboard
    Cheapass Logitech
  • Mouse
    Cheapass Logitech
  • Sound
    Steelseries Arctis 7
  • Operating System
    Windows 10
  • Laptop
    Dell Latitude E5430

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  1. Some good cases in this price range include (according to reviews from GamersNexus and others): -Cooler Master TD500 Mesh -Phanteks P400A Digital (narrow case, huge air coolers like the NH-D15 may have trouble fitting easily) -Be quiet Pure Base 500 DX (move top fan to the front) -Corsair 275R Airflow -Cooler Master NR600 (add an extra front fan) -Fractal Design Meshify C (add an extra front fan - also, this is a short case front-to-back so including a front-mounted radiator and large GPU might be a problem) -Phanteks P300A Mesh (requires two front fan
  2. Don't buy a new motherboard just to overclock the 9600K, that's throwing money at a dead platform and not a good long-term investment. The biggest limit on the 9600K is its lack of hyper-threading and overclocking will not change that. I think you should wait until you get your 3070 and see how it goes with your current setup. Most likely you will be pleased with the performance. Then you can see if you need to upgrade your CPU. Upgrade if the performance is noticeably bad, don't upgrade just because a bottleneck calculator told you to. If you do want to upgrade your CP
  3. Yeah, and that still matters when it comes to visual consistency. Which makes sense, a locked 75 fps will feel better than a locked 60 fps, but the difference between VRR and no VRR is going to be more evident when you fall under the refresh rate target. 55 fps on a 60Hz VRR monitor will feel better than 55 fps on a 75Hz monitor without VRR.
  4. Battlenonsense tested this a couple times: It seems like the actual difference in delay isn't very big. The problems that he mentions may be issues with the monitor itself, not Freesync as an ecosystem as there are no standards that Freesync monitors have to meet. This is an interesting, related video about 'G-sync compatible':
  5. There are multiple types of V-sync and the amount of added lag will vary from game to game. As the previous poster noted, there will always be some lag added from other sources as well, including the game itself. This video from Digital Foundry is extremely helpful when it comes to understanding different types of V-sync: This Blurbusters article contains some lag measurements when it comes to V-sync vs. various G-sync implementations: https://blurbusters.com/gsync/gsync101-input-lag-tests-and-settings/ If you're trying to decide
  6. Faster RAM can improve game performance in CPU-limited scenarios, yes, but if you're on a DDR3 system, I don't think it's worth the money to buy faster DDR3 just to drop into your current board. Just save up for a new CPU platform. If you have an older GPU you're probably GPU-limited more often than CPU-limited anyway.
  7. OK, I need some help determining if I'm dumb or not. I got into a debate on r/buildapc with another poster about the MSI Z490-A Pro: https://old.reddit.com/r/buildapc/comments/io8din/new_gaming_build_for_2080_ti/ According to Buildzoid in this video and this spreadsheet it's a 6-phase with no doublers but extra components per phase. The other poster claims it's a 3-phase with doublers. I'm willing to conceded that I'm just ignorant of what the other poster means by this, as I'm not by any means an expert. Is this actually a stealth 3*2 board?
  8. Yep I basically spent $180 to go in a big circle back to where I started. I'm such a smart guy
  9. The main reason I switched was because I wanted to downsize my build (you probably recall that conversation) as I already had the 3600 in my X370 board. But then after all it turns out that I found a way to fit my full ATX case into my media center setup anyway without it being too obtrusive so I'm just going to call this a failed experiment and sell my mATX case. The mobo support for that case was going to be way too limited going forward.
  10. What case are you planning to use and what stores can you buy from?
  11. Ugh, my X570M Pro4 decided to have one memory channel stop working so I had to re-build my PC in my other case with my old Prime X370 Pro. And I can't find my receipt so I guess I just have to eat the cost (I'm a dumbass lol).
  12. That board is more than enough for the 3900X, no issues at all. The chipset fan shouldn't be particularly loud, but if you are concerned about noise, I would consider buying an aftermarket cooler, as that will make a big difference in volume. The stock fan will be pretty loud under load. Something like the Scythe Fuma 2 or NH-D15 will be significantly quieter.
  13. If you're getting the 3700X, the HDMI ports on the motherboard are meaningless as the 3700X has no integrated graphics. If you need two HDMI ports you'll need to get a video card with two HDMI ports.
  14. I missed it, why did TXM 2017 get de-rated?