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Comment reply on Forum Topic "Bios unable to launch uefi windows 10 usb"

  • 3 days ago
  • 1 point

no i manually installed windows10 unactivated and put that in there

You did it wrong.

You have to use the Microsoft Media Creation tool to make the thumb drive you are using into an installation drive.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10

Comment reply on Forum Topic "I'm in a rut and I want to get out. Tips?"

  • 4 days ago
  • 2 points

First thing is do you have a written budget? If not that is the first thing you need to do. Even if you pull down $600 a week that is $2400 a month.

How much are your expenses per month?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "My monitor has some effect (?)"

  • 6 days ago
  • 1 point

Have you gone thru the Windows clear type setup? That could help.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "My monitor has some effect (?)"

  • 6 days ago
  • 1 point

Without seeing what you are talking about it sounds like a calibration issue. Windows 10 has some built in calibration tools, if not there are a few others out there.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Win10 transfer"

  • 7 days ago
  • 1 point

Laptop to desktop is probably not going to work.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Climate crisis??"

  • 8 days ago
  • 1 point

That's because currently we are do more damage then any healing going on.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Climate crisis??"

  • 9 days ago
  • 1 point

That's not the moral of the story at all. There have been stories about the ozone hole healing, a quick search fines a bunch, including a story from the Washington Post.

The moral of the story is that the science was right. The science pointed to CFCs causing the problem, and that over time the hole would heal if CFC use was stopped. That is what has happened. Now were all the estimates on time frame spot on, no. So it was not perfect, of course science rarely claims to be.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Climate crisis??"

  • 9 days ago
  • 2 points

Your right the hole is not deteriorating as fast, in fact because of the CFC ban the hole is slowly healing. As far as "they" using selective data I don't know who "they" are and that whole sentence sounds like something said by a person that does not like the conclusions of the science but does not know enough to really argue against it.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Climate crisis??"

  • 9 days ago
  • 2 points

What you believe really does not matter to be blunt. Sure the the climate of the earth has fluctuated in the past. Thing is we are and have been putting a huge amount of CO2 into the atmosphere, large enough to measure the increase and to know that it is effecting the climate. Even a small increase in the climate makes a huge difference.

This theory is as bad as the ozone hole thing. Completely over-exaggerated and not researched completely and in its entirety.

The whole in the ozone layer was not over blown and lead the banning of CFC's basically world wide.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Climate crisis??"

  • 10 days ago
  • 2 points

Yes, if we power those cars with older fossil fuel plants. Newer natural gas plants produce around 60% less CO2 then coal plants. So yes, we need to revamp that power grid as well.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "New AMD PC.. Bottlenecking? Problems. Help. FPS is also capped."

  • 10 days ago
  • 2 points

But here's the deal.. I throw on Oblivion and Skyrim.. and I'm capped at 60 FPS.. That's the first problem. How the heck do I uncap my frames when I know I've seen this build capable of far more power.

For those games you don't. Bethesda's creation engine has a built in cap of 60 fps. Removing that cap and running the games at over 60 will break the games as thing like movement speed is tied to frame rate.

As for your speaker issues, what type of speakers do you have and how are they hooked up?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Climate crisis??"

  • 10 days ago
  • 1 point

Your right it does not solve the problem, but it would be a huge help. No one or two things are going to solve the problem, but that does not mean they should not be done.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Why is fortnite laggy?"

  • 10 days ago
  • 2 points

If you power supply can support is (you need an 8-pin PCIE power cable) the RX 570 is a great card for the price. It can handle 1080p gaming for around $120.

If not, then a GTX 1650 would be the way to go, more expensive, less performance, but does not need an external power cable.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "GPU usage"

  • 10 days ago
  • 3 points

İs 100% GPU usage a bad thing?

No, it simply means that the GPU is working as hard as it can and that it is more then likely the limiting factor in the FPS you are getting. Most of the time that is what you want as long as you are getting the FPS you are aiming for at the visual quality you want.

İ have some friends saying it shouldnt be that high,it will shorten the lifespan.

Not really. What shortens that life of electronics is heat and more specifically heat cycles. So as long as your card is not getting really hot you are fine.

Others saying you wont get the most out of you gpu if its lower.

That depends on why the usage is lower. If you have a 60 Hz monitor and are getting 100 FPS from you GPU you can reduce the load on the card by enabling V-sync. Now you will only be getting 60 FPS, but those extra FPS really did not provide any benefit to begin with.

In the end broad statements like your friends are making don't account for all the different situations there are.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Do wireless wifi adapters work well?"

  • 10 days ago
  • 1 point

Yes, if you have a good wireless router, good signal strength and little interference from neighbors WiFi. People tend to forget the importance of these and focus on the WiFi adapters when even inexpensive USB adapters will work for gaming if the rest of your network is set up well.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Why is fortnite laggy?"

  • 10 days ago
  • 2 points

It's your graphics card more then likely. In it's time the GTX 750 ti was a great value cards. It's a legend, but it's time has passed.

The good news is that you don't need a lot of money for a more modern GPU to get you back in the game.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Climate crisis??"

  • 10 days ago
  • 3 points

Cruise ships are not the problem, nor is air travel. Power generation, and local travel, ie cars, are the two biggest sources of CO2 emissions. Those can be changes to reduce emissions.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Climate crisis??"

  • 10 days ago
  • 4 points

There is an overwhelming amount of evidence regarding climate change. Yes, in 10-12 years we will still be burning fossil fuels, and the planet will still be habitable. We will also see more extreme weather events, more flooding, and more shortages of water in areas. More areas will also be on the tipping point of becoming less then habitable. That trend will continue for the decade after that, and the next, all while we are forced to make changes because of weather, heat and resources shortages.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Dark Mode is here"

  • 17 days ago
  • 2 points

Fantastic!

Comment reply on angsess's Completed Build: First build Mini ITX

  • 21 days ago
  • 2 points

Fantastic! Very nicely done. The Leia figure goes perfect with the build.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "New"

  • 21 days ago
  • 1 point

Using the part list sheet you posted this is what I came up with. Everything is on that list save for the GPU, and the case. The case is just a place holder for the case and power supply combo on the list.

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-9400F 2.9 GHz 6-Core Processor $144.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI Z390-A PRO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $129.99 @ Amazon
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $79.99 @ Amazon
Storage Samsung 960 EVO 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $180.90 @ OutletPC
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $44.38 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB VENTUS XS OC Video Card $269.99 @ Amazon
Case Silverstone RL07 ATX Mid Tower Case $115.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply Silverstone Essential 550 W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply $74.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1041.12
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-08-26 08:39 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Multipurpose beast pc for playing Cyberpunk 2077 and heavy software/game development"

  • 25 days ago
  • 1 point

Would you think a RTX 2070 is enough for the AAA games from next year?

For 1080p gaming, yes. The 2070 is already overkill for 1080p, really you could go for a less expensive AMD card if it was not for the ray tracing consideration. You may not be able to pump the ray tracing to the highest levels, depending on the individual game implementation, but the 2070 Super can handle tray tracing on the medium and lower stetting. If you want more, you are going up to a 2080 Super or 2080 ti.

Comment reply on VladBere's Completed Build: Pre-built Upgraded For My Dad

  • 25 days ago
  • 2 points

Nice little re-furb. Sure your dad will appreciate it.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Multipurpose beast pc for playing Cyberpunk 2077 and heavy software/game development"

  • 25 days ago
  • 2 points

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor €356.89 @ TopAchat
CPU Cooler be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 50.5 CFM CPU Cooler €75.99 @ Amazon France
Motherboard MSI MPG X570 GAMING PLUS ATX AM4 Motherboard €194.29 @ Amazon France
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory €161.33 @ Amazon France
Storage Samsung 970 Evo 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive €189.00 @ Amazon France
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB GAMING OC Video Card €549.99 @ Amazon France
Case Fractal Design Meshify C ATX Mid Tower Case €89.99 @ Amazon France
Power Supply SeaSonic FOCUS Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply €97.90 @ LDLC
Case Fan be quiet! Pure Wings 2 120 PWM 87 CFM 120 mm Fan €12.00 @ Amazon France
Case Fan be quiet! Pure Wings 2 120 PWM 87 CFM 120 mm Fan €12.00 @ Amazon France
Monitor Asus VG279Q 27.0" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor €299.95 @ Amazon France
Keyboard Corsair K70 RGB MK.2 Wired Standard Keyboard €157.04 @ Amazon France
Mouse Corsair M65 PRO RGB FPS Wired Optical Mouse €39.99 @ Cdiscount
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total €2236.36
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-08-22 13:52 CEST+0200

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Moving Cases Will It Work?"

  • 26 days ago
  • 1 point

Even with that example the difference was 2 degrees. You can also find many test done were even less or no difference was found.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Moving Cases Will It Work?"

  • 26 days ago
  • 1 point

This has been tested many times, it does not make a difference. There is simply not enough heat coming off the radiator to increase the temperature in cases.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "HELP! I’m graphics card stumped!"

  • 26 days ago
  • 2 points

It looks like you can get that card for a little less Amazon. Seems like it would be a good card. Plus less heat then high cards which is good for small form factor builds. Just make sure that style cooler is going to get enough air to breath.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First PC Build"

  • 26 days ago
  • 1 point

Yes, the stock cooler does okay.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "GFX Card dead - wut now"

  • 26 days ago
  • 1 point

So my very old GTX 780 3G MSI started to smell like a burning iron I turned it off

R for respect to your 780. Always sad when the blue smoke comes.

If I replace my cars with a newer one such as a GTX 2060 /1660 ti. My CPU is a AMD FX 8350 and 16GB ddr3, how much of a bottle neck will this be? Or should I look to replace my whole system? Which could be a better fit then just replacing the card

Well realistically how much are you going to have to spend? I ask because a 2060 is about $300 on the low end.

So...

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 3 1200 3.1 GHz Quad-Core Processor $59.27 @ Amazon
Motherboard ASRock B450M-HDV R4.0 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $59.99 @ Amazon
Memory OLOy 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-2666 Memory $51.99 @ Newegg
Video Card Sapphire Radeon RX 570 4 GB PULSE Video Card $119.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $291.24
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-08-20 20:43 EDT-0400

...for that much you could get a new CPU, a better one at that, new memory and motherboard to go with it, and a GPU that is about the same power as you had. Of course this is if you can re-use your PSU, case and storage.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Ryzen APU Build for my father"

  • 27 days ago
  • 1 point

Looks good to me. I don't see any issues.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First PC Build"

  • 27 days ago
  • 0 points

Here is my suggestion. The monitor is free-sync which goes nicely with the RX 580.

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor $133.00 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 Black Edition 42 CFM CPU Cooler $36.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard MSI B450 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard $114.99 @ B&H
Memory G.Skill Flare X 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $72.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 970 Evo 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $169.99 @ B&H
Video Card Sapphire Radeon RX 580 8 GB PULSE Video Card $169.99 @ Newegg
Case Phanteks P300 ATX Mid Tower Case $59.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply SeaSonic EVO Edition 620 W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $69.89 @ OutletPC
Case Fan be quiet! Pure Wings 2 120 PWM 87 CFM 120 mm Fan $11.99 @ SuperBiiz
Monitor Dell S2419HGF 24.0" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor $149.59 @ Dell
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $989.41
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-08-20 14:53 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need help finding the difference between these GPUs."

  • 27 days ago
  • 1 point

The 2080 Super is a different GPU then the other 2080 you have listed. the xc and xc ultra are just EVGA naming conventions for 2080 cards with different factor overclocks.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Which one of these GPUs is best?"

  • 27 days ago
  • 1 point

They are all going to perform close enough to each other you will not notice a difference, except for #3 as it is not a Super card.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "HELP! I’m graphics card stumped!"

  • 27 days ago
  • 1 point

How much do you want/can spend? If money is not an option go with a 2080 Ti, if you are going to water cool the GPU as well get a NVidia reference card as they are binned to be better overclockers.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Ryzen 3800X Overclocking"

  • 27 days ago
  • 2 points

If you are getting an instant crash (not seeing temps spike) trying to run Prime95 it is not the cooler. It's more likely your voltage drops across all the cores just enough to cause errors and the crash, aka Vdroop.

I had a similar issue with my Ryzen 5 2600. Running 3.9 GHz at 1.2v I was stable for everything except Prime would often lock up the system, not right away, but at various time through a run. Increasing my voltage to 1.225v solved the issue.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Am I running slower than expected?"

  • 27 days ago
  • 1 point

I use cCleaner regularly and Can someone lead me in the right direction? I am currently running Bitdefender AV Free, Avast AV free, and malwarebytes. Is this too much?

Yes, way to much. Right now you are like the mother that is following around their kid with wet wipes and cleaning any little bit of dirt of them.

If you have Windows 10 you don't need any additional anti-virus. Window Defender does just fine. If anything else have Malwarebytes installed, but no running so you can do a scan every once in a while.

As for cCleaner, you don't need nor should run that regularly. Unless you are installing and uninstalling a large amount of programs it is not needed.

I would bet that with all those AV running you are eating a large amount of system resources.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Potential conflict?"

  • 27 days ago
  • 1 point

If the 1080 works fine, no instability or other issues and installing the 1080 ti causes crashes it sounds very much like a bad GPU.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "A little advice before I start."

  • 28 days ago
  • 1 point

You build looks good.

The one suggestion I do have is about you mouse and keyboard. I had a Devastator 2 set. The mouse was awesome for the price, but the keyboard was not good. It was only a few months and the LEDs dimmed to the point of not being able to see the keys. Maybe they made a better keyboard in the 3, I don't know.

What I can say is my son recently got a Red Dragon S101 set. Both the mouse and keyboard have worked well and for the price are very good build quality.

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/hnL7YJ/redragon-keyboard-ictg0101

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Gaming pc for under 500$"

  • 28 days ago
  • 1 point

It's over your $500, but less then your $600 max. Quad core Ryzen 5 1200, which you can overclock some with the stock cooler. RX 570, perfect budget GPU for 1080p gaming. 500GB storage to start off, you can always add more. 8 GB of memory, which is still enough for modern games.

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 3 1200 3.1 GHz Quad-Core Processor $59.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock B450M-HDV R4.0 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $59.99 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-2800 Memory $36.99 @ Newegg
Storage ADATA XPG GAMMIX S5 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $61.99 @ Amazon
Video Card Gigabyte Radeon RX 570 4 GB Gaming 4G Video Card $129.99 @ Newegg
Case HEC HX210 MicroATX Mini Tower Case $29.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair CX (2017) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $49.99 @ Corsair
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home Full - USB 32/64-bit $134.92 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $563.75
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-08-19 13:15 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "ASUS ROG STRIX Hero II not reaching 100% utilization while gaming"

  • 28 days ago
  • 1 point

Nope, they are still planning on using an updated creation engine for the next Elder Scrolls game.

....even after the mess that Fallout 76 was.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "ASUS ROG STRIX Hero II not reaching 100% utilization while gaming"

  • 28 days ago
  • 2 points

Fallout 4 has V-sync that is always enabled and set at 60 fps max. So getting ~50 sounds about normal. You also don't want to disable the V-synce because if you do and get much over 60 fps it will cause massive bugs in the game (more so then normal), as character speed is tied to frame rate.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Any good ssd for heavy gaming?"

  • 28 days ago
  • 2 points

All depends on how much storage you want, what form factor and how much you want to spend. Samsung is top the the line, but since you don't really need top line speed for gaming usage and SSD from a reputable company, Sandisk, Crucial, Kingston, Intel, WD, ect. will do fine.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Crazy CPU Temps Reported By Hardware Monitor"

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Okay, just making sure.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Crazy CPU Temps Reported By Hardware Monitor"

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

However, task manager reports the clock speed to be around 4.0 GHz

If that is while idle something is not right. The base clock for the 2600X is 3.6, it will boost to 4.2 on one or two cores, but that should only be with some type of load.

Did you update the bios on the B350?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Pc gaming and next gen consoles"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

ZFGeek also as points out that heat is a factor as well. Consoles always end up rather small when compared to a good mid-tower PC, even most small form factor computers. It is just not possible to cool the components in a way to run them at their utmost potential. So a console GPU maybe capable of 12 TFLOPS, but the question is for how long if at all when integrated into the console hardware.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Pc gaming and next gen consoles"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

12tflops gpu power is 2080ti levels

Keep in mind that the RTX Titan is advertised as a 110 TFLOP card, but only out performs the 2080 ti in gaming by about 10%.

Comment reply on SaucyBro's Completed Build: Mid Ranger -Gaming doesn't have to be expensive

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Very nicely done. Goes to show how inexpensive gaming at 1080p has gotten.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "I need a PC for Fortnite budget: $550"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I don't think that is right as I just put the case in my card, and proceeded right up until the fine button to order.

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