When you cheap out on fans, you often end up with short wires to connect and some arent the best wires to look at either. Not to mention the type of fan (like ML vs ball bearing) will change its characteristics. Lately we also see a huge different in the RGB capacity of different fans as well on top of it.
Do note that cheap fans sometimes can be controlled either so something else to keep in mind.
Thats not a clear cut answer. Negative airflow has an easier time expulsing the heat out of your PC case but it brings in more dust which means you have to do maintenance more often to dust off your PC.
Positive pressure keeps dust out of your case as much as possible (some will always get in) but its not as efficient in expulsing heat.
Depending on your specific case, the usual set up is about 2 front intakes and 1 back exhaust. This however can vary based on your case size, form, fan position, fans RPM and many more factors.
You can also select different outputs for sound. If he has speakers and a headset, selecting a sound output for the speakers can resolve this. If I recall correctly, I think some windows settings can prevent this a swell, I remember having the same issue at first with my Seinheser Game One headset.
The lasting part of a PC is always hard to determine. While you can try and plan as much as you want, parts we currently get like the i5-8400 for example are capable of more than what we can use for most people. Unless you plan on going with high refresh rate gaming, theres no real need for a Z chipset motherboard.
While onboard wifi/sound are not the primary things you should look at when making a build, its important to know that unless you use high end audio compnents, most motherboards are more than capable of producing crystal clear audio sound. Wifi is pretty much the same where sometimes acquiring a motherboard with wifi capacity can make your life easier if you plan on using it.
As for Optane, its an Intel only technology. It basically adds to its memory cache the most used files of a mechanical drive. As such, it can accelerate some software but the rest remains at slower speeds. Since acquiring a 200GBish SSD is about the same cost as Optane, I would recommend with starting with an actual SSD rather than optane unless you were really strict on budget.
As far as budget is concerned, you actually have a rather large one for a first PC. Something like the Ryzen 5 2600 would be fine out of the box and allow you to overclock it down the down for extra power without needing to replace the CPU. Ryzen really sees a nice performance boost with fast RAM and a GTX 1060 3GB should be more than fine for just about anything you wanted to play without going to the extremes.
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Unless you plan on doing some heavy continuous streaming (some streaming is still possible though), using a 144+ refresh rate monitor or productivity, my recommendation is the Ryzen 5 2600 CPU. It offers good performance for PC with an affordable price point.
While Intel definitely has the upper hand when it comes to high refresh rate gaming, Ryzen CPUs are no slough and are often more than fine with being into the 80-100 fps range.
Do note that some titles, due to poor optimization, will give you worse performance than with an Intel CPU. Games like PUBG are a prime example of this but this is more of the fringe case than the majority of games.
Do you have your parts list?
The Asus B350 Strix, the MSI Krait & Pro Carbon were the top B350 motherboard in terms of power delivery. Unless you plan on beating some world overclocking, these are more then suitable for an OCed 6 and/or 8 cores Ryzen CPU.
For the budget, this should be fine. If you want, you could probably reduce the GPU to a 570 if you wanted to really remain within budget.
As long as you dont use both for gaming, the 2nd monitor is barely taxing. Of course, if you are watching a video at 1440p 144hz and then playing at the same time it would be a bit taxing but theres not a lot of 144hz content anywhere anyways.
Theres likely going to be more monitors with the ability to pivot and swivel. My suggestion was only based on consistency of size and looks but I am sure AOC, Asus and Acer as well as others offer similar displays.
Correct, hence my reference to less demanding ones.
Even with 3.0, the end FPS result is usually within a single digit in % making it poretty much the same.
4K on the side isnt that demanding to be honest. When you want to run things at 4K like some YouTube content (GN has some) or some 4K videos from Netflix, it will be fine but I wouldnt recommend gaming and playing a 4K video at the same time though. That aside, playing 1080p content will look sharper as the monitor assigns 2pixels for every 1 of the 1080p content and the IPS panel will really bring out the colors and sharpness of the image while not really affecting your gaming on the side since you aint gaming on both at the same time.
Furthermore, it will allow you play some games at 4K since the 1070ti can be made to run near identically to its 1080 counterpart which runs most less demanding titles in 4K without issues (I run ESO on High, WoW on 6-7, Diablo 3, Path of Exile and many more on a 1080 at 4K).
Probably quite a while.
I used a 980ti Matrix from Asus prior to going for a 1080 and even with a Dell S2716DG some games reached the 144fps mark on medium to high settings (Diablo 3, Path fo Exile, CS:GO...) while other more demanding titles were around 60-80 when using medium-high settings (with some manual tweakings).
The 1080 achieves the higher frame rate and remains more consistent throughout at lower temps which also meant less noise due to fans spinning.
You should be fine for a bit still.
If you arent gaming and want to keep the ability to pivot and swivel along with the same screen size for consistency's sake, you can get the Dell P2715Q. Its a 4K IPS panel in 27" that keeps all the ability to pivot and swivel and should be fine for web browsing and watch youtube videos on a second screen.
If you dont mind manually overclocking the 980ti, its a good value card for 1440p but you might need to not use the highest settings in some titles if you want consistent framerates. The 1080 would have a much easier time with higher settings.
If I am not mistake, the 8700K turbo boosts slightly higher than the 8700 even when you dont OC. Some people used to do that before and it allowed them to keep access to simply upgrading their motherboard for possibly OCing.
Back then, some boards did have the capacity for BCLK overclocking though but it never really picked up much traction and only a few rare boards had the capacity.
More then likely although theres just no way to know for sure.
I have used both a 1440p 144hz monitor and a 4K display and can say that 144hz is more than fine on a 6700K with a decent overclock. However, the GPU power you need to drive such a display at medium+ settings is likely not available currently on the market. Using a pair of 1080ti might boost your max frames but you will see huge performance dips.
It is likely your best bet will be to wait for the next gen's 1180ti or 2080ti (whatever they decide to go with) who should provide a boost in performance. Hopefull, the boost will be enough to reach 70-90fps in demanding titles and allow us to cap the 144hz cap in less demanding titles.
Rumors do seem to point the step up will not be that big but its likely we might see an efficiency improvement which might translate into better overclocking although with the latest turbo boost the nVidia graphics cards have been using might not allow much room for doing so.
RAM is not really an issue. Your DDR4-3000 kit will be more than enough.
Everything new built yourself is about $700 including monitor, peripherals and even a windows license.
I would imagine unless you buy older hardware, you will probably end up around this price point with an OEM manufacturer for about the same performance.
Then either an I3-8350K or an I5-8600K would be the best picks here. The 8600K adds more cores which can help in titles that rely a bit more heavily on the CPU like Battlefield does at higher settings for example.
Something like this would be a good starting point.
As for your choice of GPU, the 1070 is a nice card but if you want a bit more power for a more consistent high FPS average in more demanding title, I would suggest a 1070ti or a 1080 (both ends up within a single digit performance of each other).
What kind of usage will you be doing?
Are we talking gaming? Streaming? Productivity?
Also, if the answer is /or includes some gaming, what type of display are you looking for in terms of refresh rate (60/75/100/144+)?
You shouldnt be aiming at the 7600K as it was using the previous motherboard chipsets which is no longer supported not to mention it was overshadowed by the new I3-8350k which also happens to be cheaper.
Do you already have the 7600K?
Well, the stuttering will be caused by the part the runs at or near 100%. From your list, the GPU was not the issue but rather your CPU running at a high load. The 8400 turbo boosts all cores at a lower speed than when it boosts a single core.
It does but unless you plan on streaming or doing productivity, an OCed 8600K should do more than fine. Of course, the 8700K would have more raw power but its doubtful you would need it only for gaming at 144hz.
Its not about being above 100fps or 144fps, its about frame rate consistency and thats where you are getting your micro stutters from. Having a consistent 60fps will behave better then having anywhere between 100 and 144fps if you have no consistency. Since you have no adaptive sync in your monitor, this means the monitor skips some frames and it gives you a visible stutter when your frame rate vary.
The 8400 is a great gaming CPU but because of the way is turbo boosts across its cores, you end up lacking horse power to push your frames and this shows by the high usage % and visible stutters you get. Luckily for you, you have a Z370 chipset motherboard. You can get an 8600K and OC it provided that you get yourself a decent cooler to cool it off once overclocked.
I would begin by checking if you can return and/or exchange the CPU for another one instead. The retailer should tell you.
Well, the 8400 is a good CPU and the 1070 is a good GPU but for 144hz, when your framerate varies, you will get micro stutters, thats where something like G-Sync and Freesync comes into play.
Pushing high amounts of frames is actually taxing on your CPU. Not only does it have to do all the calculations but pushing more frames also increases its load and since the 8400 lacks the raw power of an overclocked 8600K or the hyper threading of an 8700K or a Ryzen CPU brings to the table, it can reduce your end user performance. This can be accentuated if you have tabs for Google Chrome, applications running in the background and so on.
I found the Asus GPU Tweak II Tool option to close all unnecessary active programs in the background a nice touch to it to help boost performance.
Do note that the 1070 can struggle as well with some games for 144hz depending on the exact title and the settings used. You could try reducing the settings by one step (ultra to high or high to medium) and see if it helps as well.
It seems were about to get a new versions of these although what difference, if any, these will bring is pretty hard to say.We already saw protypes from other companies working with a higher resolution and refresh rate resulting in a better experience with less motion sickness as a result.
Unless you really NEED one of these right now, I would just wait to be honest and/or at least snag one when they put them up for sale.
Theres a lot of decent IPS monitor in the $100-$150 but all of them are 23", 23.8" or 25".
Any reason to look specifically for a 24" monitor?
On the Intel side, you are looking at the ZXXX chipset. Based on your 6700K, you should be aiming at a Z170 or a Z270 motherboard. Note that the Z370 will not work with your CPU.
the 8600K is an overclockable 6 core CPU without hyper threading. If it really not available, the 8400 is behind it and the 8700K would be ahead of it by a decent margin when multitasking.
The question that needs to be asked is whether you can get something brand new for the same price (or not) with the same performance or really similar.
For $800, you can build a brand new PC that performs just as well. All parts are new and have warranties and the case isnt banged in for the drives due to the really hot and power hungry R9 Fury.
Whether or not the peripherals are a good thing for you is not something I can say but it wouldnt be much more to get it all.
The 8600K is able to fill in the high refresh rate requirement. The 8700K is a stronger CPU but unless you are streaming, the hyperthreading added on to the 8700K isnt really needed for a simple gaming set up.
PUBG has issues with optimization of its code with Ryzen CPUs getting them less performance than they should have. This means if PUBG is the main game you play, staying with an Intel CPU is your best option.
As for the CPU, unless you plan on streaming going for an 8600K would be a better investment for this build. The motherboard is nice but for the price, the ASRock Extreme 4 is likely a better pick here. I love Asus hardware but their lowend stuff on the spectrum is never really competitively priced in my opinion.
I would also get a much better cooler for this 6 cores CPUs. They generate a lot more heat than the older quad cores we used to have and itll limit you a lot.
I bought Rise of the Tomb Raider on special last winter and I devoured that game. I really enjoyed it and played it for much longer than I expected I would be doing.
I had originally played it on launch and tried it again about 6 months later and it was a boring snoozefest.
With all the updates and changes they did, I find it quite nice now.
The areas level up with you as you go and the quests are often discovered (aside from the main one) as you travel making it feel much more like an actual Elder Scrolls game than it used to before.
One thing for sure is that its much more fast paced than it used to be at launch.
If you overclock 2 8600K to the same clock speeds, they will act in the exact same way but the surrounding variables like voltage, thermals and such might act differently. This is a bit amplified if these 2 CPUs are on different motherboards with different VRM designs, different cases with different airflow using different coolers and so on.
Its just spare washers in case you lose them when pulling off the glass panels. The motherboards never required rubber washers before and they probably wont in the near future either.
Wouldnt they be replacement washers for the glass paneling of your case?
The first thing you need to verifying which types of ports your GPU has. Most models have 3 display ports and 1 HDMI while some were trading 1 DP for an extra HDMI for VR headsets. This is important because if you want to use G-Sync, the feature only works over display ports for the moment. If you dont plan on going for higher refresh rate monitors though, HDMI and DP can work just fine.
If you want 1440p 144hz monitors, the Dell S2716DG is a good purchase or if you prefer a more vibrant IPS display instead of higher refresh rates, the Asus PB278Q is a fairly good monitor.
If you plan on using a VESA stand to mount the monitors, you will need to get the dimension your VESA mount supports and ensure the monitors are compatible.
Compliance is a must when dealing with police officers. In such a case, its not hard for them to expect people to be armed within the car and that one could run and start shooting shortly after. There was a video of a militant against police procedures who received training on basic situations and after a single day, he saw the issue of non compliance with the police who are on the edge of danger and death more often then most of us can imagine.
Here is the video, it really highlights the reason for compliance.
BFA is about to come out soon so no real purchases for me this year.
Maybe I would take the ESO expansions if theyre on sale but thats it. Nothing really excites me at the moment.
Both should have no issues reaching a stable 60fps ultra in just about 99.9999% of titles at 1080p. Do note that most benchmarks reviews are done upon release and/or pre-release and that nVidia is very aggressive with game developpers to have the hands on access early to the game by offering their suite of developpment tools which AMD has to make up for after the title is release to increase performance. However, after some time passes by, AMD seems to often come out ahead of the nVidia cards once proper drivers are available.
In some rare cases in can result in a tile working much better for nVidia even after the drivers mature a bit but this is less and less of an issue as time goes by and the market shares changes a bit.
That being said, I wouldnt buy a GPU right now. nVidia is rumored to be releasing their new cards soon and its likely we will see yet another performance boost when it does occur.
Many games have seasons now which me and my friends return to to see what changed and play the games for 4-8 weeks before going over to the next title unless something really gets our attention.
These games include Path of Exile, Diablo 3, League of Legends and other such titles.
We also come back to play Civilization VI every time they release their big updates.
We sometimes do Tabletop Simulator as well for board games when we end up having the time to play a longer game for a change of pace once in a while.
We also boot up a new Minecraft FTB private server when something new and interesting is released.
you normally receive a code from the retailer near the release date of the game. You should try contacting the retailer they will guide you.
You normally register your card through the GeForce website.
You usually get a code at the email address used at the time of purchase.
A 1060 is a fine card for 1080p. The high refresh rate however will vary on the title you play and the settings you will be using. Playing CS:GO or LoL shouldnt be a problem but you wont cap that 144hz refresh rate on something like The Division at ultra for example.
The reason for the different answers is the graphical settings you use and the titles you play. Some people consider 40-60fps acceptable while others want to cap it at 60 so they do not get stutters.
Also, some people take face value of what others are responding for specific use cases which is never a blanket answer.
That does help for sure.
Theres too many unknown variables here to consider. We dont know what the system will be to know what the resulting performance would be.
You can contact Apple and if you have the original proof of purchase (a contract can often work) you can get the device reset in pretty much every cases.
Did you check to see what part of your PC is causing this?
You can see by looking at the part running at 100%. This basically creates a "bottleneck" for what you are trying to do thus reducing your perceived performance. With a 1060 6GB, aside from a few rare titles, you shouldnt have any issues at 1080p 60fps. If you are using a high refresh rat4e monitor (100+) its possible your build is unable to push out a consistant frame rate with a high refresh rate or a higher resolution than 1080p. This is important because stutters in games usually are the result of frame drops and ou are more prone to this happening with high refresh rate monitors.
What kind of monitor are you using?
G-Sync is good for you when you know you will not get a consistent framerate for the titles you play either due to the demanding settings or your parts being a bit underpowered.
Very often, you can get by with some manual tweaking to your graphical settings to increase the framerates to be more consistent. At 1080p, this is pretty easy to achieve but if you were looking for a more demading 1440p or 4K monitor, then always maxing the framerate isnt always a guarantee making it a better feature to acquire on these types of monitor where reaching the maximum framerate 100% of the time is much more difficult.
G-Sync actually smoothens the frame rate of the monitor to always be the same as your GPU can push. This reduces the stutters you can get for frame drops during intense gun fights or demanding moment due to the amount of details to draw.
G-Sync is expensive and very often, you can get pretty good frames (resulting in the feature being superfluous) specially if you dont play everything at ultra. A 1080 would definitely be overkill for just about 99.99% of games at 1080p and the 1060 6GB also is a powerful 1080p card. I am not suprised you didnt really get any issues.