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About ShiningLizard

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  1. Over the summer I built a brand new gaming PC (Ryzen 5 3600, MSI Radeon 5700 Gaming X GPU, ASUS TUF Gaming X570 mobo, 16GB RAM), which is awesome. My current monitor is a 24-inch, 1080p 60Hz Dell U2414h, which I bought in 2016: https://www.dell.com/hr/business/p/dell-u2414h/pd I loved this monitor when I bought it, but I feel like now I have a modern gaming PC of a decent spec that I would like to upgrade to something that will complement this new system. I'm starting to notice screen tearing in newer games (my most recent example being playing Total War Warhammer
  2. Thank you everyone for all of your help so far. So right now I'm feeling that the consensus is not to remove the label, and that I may not even need the heatsink. I'm thinking of just moving the SSD in to the slot above the CPU for now (away from the GPU blower) and not applying a heat sink - I guess I can just try it this way and see if I get any performance issues. Does this seem wise?
  3. I just purchased a WD Black SN750 500GB NVMe M.2 SSD. The drive has a sticker which covers all of the chips. I have an ASUS TUF Gaming X570 motherboard with two M.2 slots - the first of which includes a heatsink with a pre-applied thermal pad. I've never used an NVMe SSD or a heatsink for one before, so I am wondering whether I should remove the sticker from the SSD before fitting the heatsink, or whether to leave it and it will be fine? I've done some research online already and am seeing conflicting reports. I don't want to damage the SSD, or void any warranty by removing the stick
  4. Budget (including currency): I've already purchased everything apart from a CPU cooler - which I'd be happy to spend up to/around £50 on. Country: United Kingdom Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for: gaming (would also like to try game streaming, which I've never done before) Other details: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 with stock cooler, Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 RAM, ASUS TUF GAMING x570-Plus ATX AM4 motherboard, MSI Radeon RX 5700 8 GB GAMING X Video Card, SeaSonic FOCUS Plus Gold 750 W 80+ Gold Modular PSU, Samsung 840 EVO 250GB SSD (OS), Cruc
  5. So I'm currently using a Gigabyte Z87-D3HP motherboard with an i7-4770k, and in my quest to upgrade to a Ryzen 5 3600 I have ordered an Asus TUF Gaming X570-Plus: https://www.asus.com/uk/Motherboards/TUF-GAMING-X570-PLUS/ I will be using my existing case, which is a Riotoro 1088: https://www.riotoro.com/cr-1088 The case has two front USB 3.0 ports, and the new Asus board has two USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports - so it has hit me: will this work? Will I be able to connect the two front USB 3.0 ports from my Riotoro case to the USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports on the new Asus board?
  6. Thank you guys, that really helps regarding PCI support. It looks like B550 is due very soon so I'm thinking I will go ahead and get my GPU first (get the biggest and probably most significant purchase out of the way!) and use it for a little on my current rig, and grab a B550 when that's out... then the Ryzen 5 3600 and RAM. I've already ordered a new PSU since it seems sensible to get a new one since mine is 6 years old and out of warranty, and feel it makes sense since I'm going to be doing some signficiant upgrades soon.
  7. Thank you guys for all the recommendations. I am leaning towards getting a new GPU first and seeing how it copes with my current system.. I was planning on buying the parts a few at a time to spread out the cost, too. With the mobo recommendations, I see that they are all B450 variants... Is it not worth going for an X570 so I get PCIe v4 support, or will I not notice the difference? (My current mobo is PCIe V2 so even V3 would be an improvement). I have an ATX case by the way: Riotoro CR1088 Compact ATX https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0766DLZ4D/ref=cm_sw
  8. Budget (including currency): £800 Country: UK Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for: Gaming. Most demanding game I am playing currently is probably Kingdom Come: Deliverance. Also playing Soul Calibur 6, Monster Hunter World, Divinity: Original Sin 2 and CS:GO. I was thinking of playing Assassin's Creed Odyssey if it will work well on my PC, and maybe Valhalla when it comes out. Other details Current system: i7-4700k (stock speeds); Gigabyte Z87-D3HP mobo; 16GB DDR3 @ 1866MHz; GTX 1050 Ti 4GB; 250GB Samsung Evo 840 SSD for OS and Crucial MX500 1TB SSD for my game