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Posts posted by Sgt.Mak

  1. Hi people,


    I currently have a Cloud Stinger that I bought for £25 last Oct. Its great for games but music wise the bass is non existent.


    My setup back home has a MSI DS502 that has a vibration feature built into it for bass rumble etc was awesome for music but had its flaws.


    I am looking to purchase a new pair for; Gaming and music, I really love bass.


    Any recommendations?


    Ty for th time.

  2. 14 minutes ago, Firewrath9 said:

    Honestly, the reason why I would pick a (high end) Nvidia GPU over an AMD one is because of features. Sure, DLSS and RTX might be gimmicks, but they are still something that AMD doesn't have. RTX might be useful even if all you want to do is try it out for 30 mins. Also, nvidia has CUDA

    Exactly. I use GeForce Experience, Shadowplay, Replay and will need the New Nvenc encoder for streaming sometimes. Will be doing content creation as well with Nvidia GPU rendering should be easy I think.

  3. 17 minutes ago, Drexylizer said:

    I Agree with Firewrath except that, if you don't mind making a much more agressive fan curve and you aren't a stupid fanboy (no matter the company they are terrible), you could change your GPU to a 5700xt.

    Also you could spare the RGB in the ram for x570 in the budget and even double ram, if you want the crazy high amount.

    List https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/3wmHQq

    I thought about the 5700xt but decided on Nvidia at the end.


    22 minutes ago, Sorenson said:

    I made some adjustments. I recommend using a 3 fan cooler for 2070super and up cards. They get very hot and loud on the two fan cards unless they are 3 slot variants. Also, you can get by with a much cheaper cooler on a 3600. If you want a cheaper 3 fan 2070 super there is the gigabyte version. However, with the gigabyte one you have to set the fan to always be on at like 30% with MSI afterburner or it will constantly make this annoying revving noise (their stop start is bugged on their fans). 



    PCPartPicker Part List: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/JrYz9G

    CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor  (£163.98 @ Aria PC) 
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Black Edition 42 CFM CPU Cooler  (£29.99 @ Amazon UK) 
    Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard  (£95.49 @ Ebuyer) 
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory  (£103.98 @ Aria PC) 
    Storage: Sabrent Rocket 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive  (£72.98 @ Amazon UK) 
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  (£53.70 @ CCL Computers) 
    Video Card: MSI GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB GAMING X TRIO Video Card  (£549.99 @ Box Limited) 
    Case: Phanteks ECLIPSE P350X ATX Mid Tower Case  (£59.95 @ Currys PC World) 
    Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply  (£89.99 @ CCL Computers) 
    Total: £1220.05
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-04-17 19:01 BST+0100



    I replaced the gpu with the gigabyte 3 fans one and replaced the PSU with seasonic.


    26 minutes ago, Firewrath9 said:

    looks good,  but I think you could do better.

    70 GBP less.

    You don't really need such a strong cooler for the 3600, a arctic 34 will do just fine, and is less than 1/2 the cost.

    The X470 Gaming Plus Max is a better mobo, has a better VRM and more features

    Ram is fine, I put a 1TB ssd because more ssd is always better, you could even get a 2TB ssd instead of the 2tb hdd + 1tb ssd

    A 2070 non super is a lot cheaper and performs very similar to a 2070S.

    Case is good, got a different, better PSU.


    I replaced the B450 with the x470 motherboard you suggessted and replaced the cooler with 212 evo black.

  4. 1 minute ago, Streetguru said:

    If you don't have any interesting in waiting for Ryzen 4000 just grab it


    Otherwise I'd wait and buy Ryzen 4000 with whatever new memory speed it supports, might be a 20-25% jump at best rather than a 15% jump or something.


    Also ya know, global pandemic and all, might need to hold onto the cash

    Yea I guess waiting a bit longer for a more powerful cpu to come out and building a new rig is the best choice.

  5. 3 minutes ago, JoostinOnline said:

    This purchase makes sense as long as your motherboard has a BIOS update for Zen 2 products. That's something you should check first. Also keep in mind that upgrading could remove the ability to use your 1600 with that motherboard.


    On a side note, the Zen 3 series is likely only a few months away. You might want to wait for that.

    I was planning on doing that as I helped a friend build a 2700x RTX 2070 super build for streaming etc. 

    But with the virus and all my uni is closed like many in the UK, so I will be flying home to Dubai was wondering if it was worth to get a CPU here for £20 cheaper than in Dubai.

  6. Heyo,


    I have a desktop back home with a R5 1600 and a 1070ti.

    was wondering if I should get the 3600 or idk I'm just hoping to get 144fps+ on games like Apex legends, COD warzone and other competitive shooters.


    currently csgo run great at around 230fps+ but apex legends on low 1080p runs around 100fps. with streaming it goes to 80 fps. Sucks cause my panel is 144hz.

    And I play them very competitively in higher ranks.


    just want someone to say "yes that purchase makes sense".




  7. My current build has a Ryzen 1600 that I got when it was released, paired with a GTX 1070 Ti.

    I play First person shooters; CSGO, Apex legends etc.


    I really don't care for high graphics and have most games on Low settings to get high fps.

    For CSGO I get 220fps+, Issue is Apex legends I have lowered the game settings way down and still get 110fps~ and can't hit my monitors 144hz.


    I know I will get more fps but I wanna know how much.. Is it enough I won't need an upgrade for a few years?

    I also wanted to stream but 1600 couldn't handle 1280x720res @3600Kbps.


    I apologize if this post was worded weirdly my current time is 4:20 so :).





  8. 9 minutes ago, Genwyn said:

    Same port, just make sure it’s the same length.

    Theres a couple different lengths for both desktop and laptops.


    9 minutes ago, Jurrunio said:

    Nope, none. There is a difference between SATA and NVMe, wanna make sure what can the laptop use first. Also length as M.2 has like 4 length standards, even though M.2-2280 is the most common and used by most laptops anyway

    So I should read up on the laptop manual then. Ok cheers guys.




  9. Hi all,


    So recently I bought a pre-owned HP omen 15:

    i7 7700hq

    8gb ram

    GTX 1060 max

    1TB HDD n 128gb SSD


    The SSD died with in a week.


    I went to a repair shop they said it will cost me £120 to replace the same size SSD.


    £120 is way to expensive for me as a student.

    It's an M.2 ssd.


    Is there a difference between a desktop m.2 and a laptop one?

    If not I'm gonna order one online and install it myself





  10. 26 minutes ago, NelizMastr said:

    The 100Mbps connection is either a faulty cable or a negotiation problem in the switch on your router. Can you plug your PC straight into your modem? Do you get full gigabit speeds then? If so, your router is the problem. If not, the cable or network card is.

    Couldn't do directly pc to modem.. so I tried a wire from another system.. found out that the ps4 wire Cat 6 could get max speeds but the ps4 hardware is bad... so I switched cables and I get 240Mbps now.


    Ty for the help.

  11. So I have a CAT 5e cable running from my router to my PC.


    I get a max of 100Mbps Download and 50Mbps upload.


    But my connection is 250Mbps Down. Which I get on my phone via 5Ghz wifi.


    Another desktop with Cat 6 has the same 100Mbps cap.


    Router is DIR-853 D-Link.


    I thought about getting a new wire.. but if all 4 wired connections are at 100Mbps something else must be causing this?



  12. 8 minutes ago, Lurick said:

    Well then I would suspect the cable is damaged then since everything supports gigabit along the chain but your port is operating at 100Mbps

    The other thing to check is to make sure the port is on auto negotiate. Starting from the adapter screenshot earlier to go Properties > Configure > Advanced Tab > Speed & Duplex

    It was on Auto. I changed it to 1gig full and saw no change so reverted it to auto again.


    Yea I might just get a new cable.. this one is like 6 years old..

  13. Hi,


    So my ISP removed the 100Mbps and upped it to 250Mbps.


    I ran the test on my PC and got 94Mbps Download and 50Mbps Upload...

    And then I ran the test via WiFi 5Ghz and got 140Mbps Download and 50Mbps upload on my old Oneplus 3. My brother got 240Mbps~ Down and 50Mbps~ Upload on his Note 9.


    Both the Ethernet devices show the same 94Mbps~ result but have the full Upload speed.

    My wire is CAT 6e.


    And the router test shows this. The test was done on my desktop.



    Any ideas what is the cause? Do I need to upgrade my Ethernet Cable?


    Thanks for reading,