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Computer feels slow.

Hello, im not sure where to post this. 

 

I build a brand new pc:

asus z370E

core i5 8600k

corshair vengance RGB 3200mhz

nzxt kraken x62

asus strix gtx 1080

and a seagate baracuda 1TB

 

and for some reason my computer feels really slow when using it. It sometimes has framedrops in games like league of legends. I expected slow loading times and startup with this hdd. But idk if it is my hard drive or something else that makes it run so slow..

 

can someone help?

 

 

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The HDD almost certainly explains the "sluggishness" during normal usage. It shouldn't cause a sudden drop in frame rates though. Use MSI Afterburner to monitor CPU and GPU usage during gaming to check for any problems.

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Is the OS itself running off an HDD or SSD? SSDs usually don't effect gaming much, but make the overall OS and non-gaming apps much, much snappier. If it's all running off the same HDD I could see it dropping frames in games if Windows is doing something in the background. 

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There are fringe cases where a hard drive makes stuttering happen, so you might want to consider an SSD. You should consider an SSD regardless because your rig seems pretty awesome and nobody should be using a hard drive as a boot drive anymore, especially someone who's not on a budget.

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Games like League, I wouldn't expect a HDD to peg to the degree that you'd feel it. I don't know how much you multi-task, what kind of background processes you have going and such, it makes it harder to say definitely. However, I have tried running games that utilize large amounts of VRAM and seen a hard drive limit performance. I would recommend getting an SSD, as everything else in your system is higher tier.

 

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1 minute ago, fasauceome said:

There are fringe cases where a hard drive makes stuttering happen, so you might want to consider an SSD. You should consider an SSD regardless because your rig seems pretty awesome and nobody should be using a hard drive as a boot drive anymore, especially someone who's not on a budget.

^^^ Even on a budget there's plenty of options, and if you've got around $75 free the 500GB 860 Evo is pretty much always $72 or so. I've got a 250GB one in my 8600K/1080 Ti rig (games run off a 2TB 7200RPM HDD), and it boots to windows as fast, or often faster, than my 500GB WD Black NVMe drive (rivals a 970 Evo) that's in my Ryzen rig. 

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Yeah i’m planning in getting an ssd but i have to wait till christmass is over.. was thinking about getting an m.2 ssd for under 150. Got any suggestions?

 

Thanks alot for the quick reply’s!

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4 minutes ago, BeLex said:

Yeah i’m planning in getting an ssd but i have to wait till christmass is over.. was thinking about getting an m.2 ssd for under 150. Got any suggestions?

 

Thanks alot for the quick reply’s!

There's a 1TB WD Blue for $140: https://pcpartpicker.com/product/DgJtt6/western-digital-blue-1tb-m2-2280-solid-state-drive-wds100t2b0b

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Project Rig (WIP) - Xeon I forgot the name of - NH-L12S - EVGA X99 Micro 2 - 4x4GB 2800MHz DDR4 - WX2100 2GB - 256GB 960 Evo - Flex-ATX PSU - Old Dell OEM case - Noctua 80mm fans - probably will be windows

 

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(work laptop) MacBook Pro 15,4 - i7 4980HQ - 16GB DDR3L - Iris Pro/Radeon R9 M370X 2GB - 1TB SSD - macOS 12.3 Monterey   

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