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Comment reply on robonzo's Completed Build: Black Betty - My First Build

  • 11 days ago
  • 1 point

Msi command centre... can you set fan curves in that? I really need to get my head around fan curves!

Comment reply on robonzo's Completed Build: Black Betty - My First Build

  • 12 days ago
  • 1 point

I'll check them out. Do you know if they're quiet?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "1080p on a 1440p - what happens?"

  • 21 days ago
  • 1 point

How blurry do you think? I've tried to search for images and videos online and can't find much on the subject.

Don't want to go to 4k cos I can't afford a monitor with a decent refresh rate and doubt a 2060 could handle it anyway.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "2060 Super or 5700XT - what are the big differences?"

  • 24 days ago
  • 1 point

not seen that site before, thanks for the link.

yeah I'm swaying towards the 2060S I'm looking to keep it air cooled and I just want everything to work out of the box and it seems that'll do it

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need Help - which graphics card? wait for new part releases?"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

that's a good shout, didn't know about MOBO's with this setting! The RX 5700XT is definitely a card I'd be interested in and hopefully the third party designs with better cooling will have arrived by black friday.

I'd probably leave the storage as I've got a load of spare Seagate firecuda drives from various PS4 expansions so was thinking of formatting them and using as mass storage.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need Help - which graphics card? wait for new part releases?"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah im increasingly looking at the 2060. It's enough of a leap from the 1060 I have but seems to be very capable. I'm thinking of getting parts around black friday so maybe there will be B550 (assuming that'll be how name them!) and the prices of the 2060 super might drop... here's to hoping.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need Help - which graphics card? wait for new part releases?"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

No, I currently have a gaming laptop which has 1060 GTX 6gb with an i7 7700 and 16gb ram. Kind of games I play are Witcher 3 (and looking to be able to play Cyberpunk at decent detail with good FPS) divinity OS2, cities skylines etc. They all play at high - ultra and I can hit around 50-100fps but fan noise, thermals, lack of upgrades etc.

So ideally I'd like something which can hit 100-144fps at 1080p out the gate (to utilise existing monitor) but if I upgraded the monitor could handle 1440p within the 60-120fps field.

I was thinking of a faster single thread Intel CPU but then a lot of the other parts jump in cost etc. I kinda liked the price point to performance of AMD. I was put off the 3600 due to most needing BIOS updates unless you stump up for the X570 boards, which are around the £200 point at present (so including the CPU that's about £400 - 450)

The 2 cars I was looking at were the 2060 super and the Radeon 5700 XT but I'm not sure if they'd be total overkill?? I'd assume the standard 2060 or 5700 could achieve what I'm after, but then the jump to the next tier is only about £60-80...

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Laptop for School and Gaming Under 1000USD"

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Not sure if these exist in America at the same spec/price points but I did consider these:

ASUS GL502VM-FY497T - has 1060 6gb graphics, 8gb ram, 7th gen i5 plus SSD & HDD (It's £950 in the UK on Amazon) I've heard the lenovo is good but I felt even you're happy with a 1050/ti graphics now, that'll struggle with some older titles at present like Witcher 3 so in a year or two it'll really struggle.

In the end I went with a Dell Inspiron 7577 on offer at £999 (assuming it'll be similar price in US) as it has the 1060, an i7, 16gb ram, doesn't look like a gaming laptop and Dell makes mighty fine business/productivity laptops in the latitude range.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Dell Inspiron 7000 (7577) upgrades"

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

No probably nothing more than, you're right 16gb is probably plenty. But I'm the sort of person who is likely to keep a laptop for around 3-5 years. I guess I'm worried that DDR5 will be the next thing and as DDR4 slows in production, the costs skyrocket - so if it's cheap, grab it!!

Similar for the storage - capacity is good as I take a lot of photos and edit them in RAW. If the OS is on the main SSD and say I put photoshop on there too, do you think there would be much benefit to having another SSD to store photo's etc? Or would a hybrid drive be a decent upgrade - only ask that, as I have some Firecuda's kicking around (from upgrading PS4 drives) which i believe go in laptops too (7mm sata 3 6gb/s). Again I found on my old laptop it seemed to always corrupt when trying to mirror the drive, so it seemed like it might be easier to install before use, but worried the system wouldn't recognise it.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Dell Inspiron 7000 (7577) upgrades"

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Yep as Mallowpuff posted - it was a pre-built deal on the Dell (UK) site for the following spec (and couldn't be amended):

i7-7700hq + 16gb DDR4 2400hz + 256gb m.2 SSD + 1tb 5200rpm HDD + 1080p IPS 60hz screen + Geforce 1060 6gb max-q GPU.

Ironically I doubt I'll do a huge amount of gaming! I mainly game on PS4 with friends but since having a kid being able to play some titles and be portable about it is a massive plus but the types of game I'm likely to play are fallout/skyrim, retro, etc (mainly single player RPG style - I prefer FPS/multiplayer on console so I can game with friends).

A lot of use will also be for hobbies - photo editing etc. and also work, which is generally a mix of spreadsheets, doc writing, web browsers - all often open at the same time. My current laptop (which is admittedly old) has 8gb DDR3 ram with a 4th gen i5 and a 5400rpm HDD and it is sooooo slow when doing that kind of activity. Where it is really slowest is accessing files and programmes from the HDD. I thought about upgrading it, instead of buying new but as it has got so old the cost of DDR3 is extortionate, especially in faster speeds and it has real trouble accepting SSD's, especially Samsung ones.

So I guess I was thinking that eventually the Dell will begin to get old and feel it, it could be best to just pick up parts when they're cheap e.g. black friday sales etc. But is an SSD needed as a second drive or is that overkill. And is 16gb ram going to plenty enough for years to come?

It's hard to know based on past experience as I've never has 2x drives in a machine and never knew before if it was the CPU, HDD or RAM causing the throttling and slow-down in general use.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Laptop Build"

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

You can't really do a laptop build. Most of the parts are pre-soldered and aren't very accessible, unless you have the right tools and knowledge.

If the laptop doesn't have a graphics card you can't add one (well you can, with an external caddy if you have a fast enough IO but it'll cost upwards of 400£/$) best thing you can do with a laptop is stick an SSD in it and go for the fastest type of ram it can handle as 8/16gb. Aside from that, there's not much else you can do.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "New to building, looking for advice and opinions"

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks. I'll make sure I incorporate the 1600 and at least a 3gb 1060 into the build. Is 8gb ram sufficient? I know more is obviously better!

I guess prices right now don't matter much either, from everything I've heard GPUs and RAM are crazy expensive, but I might start buying parts as deals appear.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "New to building, looking for advice and opinions"

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. Do you think the 1060 (either 3gb or 6gb) is always worth it over the 1050ti?

How much do the benefits of the Ryzen 5 1600 outweigh the 1400 for the sort of applications I want to run?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "New to building, looking for advice and opinions"

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Don't really need any peripherals aside from keyboard, already got a 1080p 24inch gaming monitor and a gaming mouse.

Budget - I wanted to try and bring it under £600.

I keep reading articles about build versus buy but when I look at pre-made builds these sort of specs are about £750+ and at the £600 range you end up with older CPUs or 1050 GPUs etc.

It doesn't need to be a super-computer just something capable of casual gaming, fast enough to run the applications I want

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