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About DutchGuyTom

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  • Birthday Jan 01, 1992

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  • Interests
    Video-games, board-games, PC Building, overclocking, and more
  • Occupation
    Law Student


  • CPU
  • Motherboard
    Gigabyte x570I Auros Pro Wifi (mini-ITX)
  • RAM
    16GB 3200MHz (Thermaltake Toughram)
  • GPU
    RTX 2070 Super (MSI Ventus GP OC)
  • Case
    NZXT H210
  • Storage
    256 GB SSD Boot Drive; 1 TB SSD; 1 TB HDD
  • PSU
    EVGA G3 SuperNova 750W
  • Display(s)
    A pitiful 1080p 75Hz Acer Monitor... :(
  • Cooling
    ASUS ROG Ryuo 240
  • Keyboard
    Keychron K6 RGB
  • Mouse
    Logitech G305
  • Sound
    Sony XB900N and Steelseries Arctis 1
  • Operating System
  • Laptop
    MSI GS63
  • Phone
    Interested in illicit drugs? call toll-free 9-1-1

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  1. Yeah that is the same issue I am having. So far, I haven't had any issues otherwise besides the odd non-game-breaking glitch. I am about ten hours in
  2. Also, those consoles are not running at true 4K. They are upscaling lower resolutions. Digital Foundry just posted a video on this.
  3. Late to the thread (I know...) but just wanted to say that, from what I have heard, you should not worry about getting an eight-core over a six-core (if building a PC solely for gaming purposes). Hardware Unboxed recently addressed this question in a QA video online and I recall that their answer was not to worry about it. While many people have been recommending an eight-core to match the new consoles, video-games don't require any set amount of 'cores', they just require a certain amount of performance. That's why the Ryzen 5 5600X performs better than the Ryzen 7 3700X - because it offers m
  4. I don't envy being Ubisoft. They clearly saw renewed interest in their series after adopting the typical open-world RPG style in AC Origins. Then, AC Odyssey did even better. Now, AC Valhalla also looks to be popular. Regardless, they're getting critiqued left, right and center. Some are tired of the meta-story and just want to roleplay in interesting historical and mythical settings. Others are dedicated fans of the old AC formula and are disappointed with how "assassin"-less their games have become. Maybe the better decision was to keep producing lower-budget AC games for its dedicated fans
  5. Late to the thread but only just got the game. I have not had any audio issues but the game does stutter heavily (audio stutter included) when I switch between keyboard and controller. Which is annoying because, sometimes, I prefer to switch to my keyboard and/or mouse. Are you still experiencing the audio glitch?
  6. You can try 3DMark's free demo. Their benchmarks focus on graphics performance but they include a section in each Firestrike and Timespy that tests the CPU performance.
  7. The big question you have to answer is, are you able to wait a month? Two months? The next few months will be transformative for the GPU market. Maybe in January you can buy a card with 2080 super performance for ~ half the cost. That means we're in "buyer's regret" territory and you have a lot to gain from waiting. If not, then I would recommend getting the 5700 XT if you can since it is the performance-per-dollar king.
  8. Check the motherboard's compatibility list (on Asus' website) to make sure the ram you bought is compatible. I once used ram that was incompatible and had similar symptoms. Changing to compatible memory solved my problem right away.
  9. Huh! I tried looking for their Techspot equivelant article but I guess they have not written it yet. I always refer to HU but just didn't bother to check their YT channel this time around. Good to confirm that it's VRMs are more than up to the task.
  10. A little late to notice this, sorry. Good catch, I did not see that board and since it is hardly more expensive, definitely a good option. Unfortunately, there has been no VRM temperature testing of it yet that I could find in a quick google search. So that is the one caveat, there is no way to know if it will be suitable for the very power-hungry CPUs. Certainly fine for a R5 3600 though!
  11. Actually, Hardware Unboxed has found that because of the 3080's architecture, it actually does not perform better than the 2080 TI at 1080p, regardless of the CPU. So it may not be ideal to get a 3080 at 1080p so a 2080 TI, 3070 (pending reviews), or less powerful hardware will be better value at that resolution. Actually, at ~144Hz or higher, framerate drops are apparently unnoticeable (would love to get some confirmation on this, since I can't) so having a high refresh rate monitor is always better than 60 Hz since you can also always turn the refresh rate down.
  12. For what you had to work with, it is pretty good. Although, I agree that the pile of hard drives gets to me. Altogether, this is nothing great or even good. A better case with a hard drive bay would probably take this from mediocre at best to a decent looking rig. (Cosmetically speaking) In terms of your choice of components, it is an solid budget gaming system. Sure, a GTX 1060 would have been better but the 580 is still decent. Performance wise, I would definitely install some fans and remove the extra PCIe slot covers so that the GPU has more room to breath.
  13. 2. Those B550 prices are not bad but I think if you can save a little bit and still gets a great motherboard, then why not? 3. I have actually seen scenarios where 3200 MHz memory outperforms (albeit very marginally) 3600 MHZ memory. So I don't think it will matter. 4. I just made sure to recommend a case with good airflow. 5. That is about as much as I know lol! Hopefully this rig works out for your friend. All the best
  14. 1. I went with best bang for buck. 1500€ for a great gaming PC with 500€ left in the bank for future upgrades is better than 2000€ for a moderately better gaming rig leaves you nothing saved for future upgrades. That 500€ difference can mean significant upgrades in 2021. That's how I would spend my money. 2. There is almost no good reason to go for the B550. The B450 I selected has excellent capabilities (will support the upcoming Zen 3 chips) and has everything you need. 3. Higher speed memory will give you like 0.2 - 0.4% performance increase in games (I have spent a lot of time o
  15. Hey, this is a good PCPartpicker List: PCPartPicker Part List CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor (€175.00 @ Mindfactory) Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard (€112.88 @ Amazon Deutschland) Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory (€56.90 @ Amazon Deutschland) Storage: Samsung 970 Evo 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive (€73.89 @ Alza) Storage: Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (€57.99 @ Mindfactory) Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB GAMING O