Price alert for UK people, OCUK has some 1070Ti available for at or below MSRP:
I've just recently aquired two used 6TB WD Black HDD's. My PC case is:
Which comes with a removable HDD cage which you can screw into the base that holds 2 HDDs. I took the cage out a while ago because it was in the way and I must have lost the trays that the HDD's go on then slide into the cage.
The tray's are out of stock, I emailed Corsair to see if I could get replacements but they said that I could only get them from their website when they come back into stock.
I bought two of these:
Because my logic is that HDDs are generally the same default size and the tray must fit all common HDDs so I thought it would just fit as all the measurements would be the same.
The HDDs fit the trays but the trays are too long compared to the ones for the case so my dust cover won't fit on properly unless I put the trays in upside down which would mean the HDDs are upside down.
Is there any problem with putting HDDs upside down whilst they are in use? Or does anyone know of a place I could buy the correct trays from?
Sounds like a car mechanic is the perfect job for you :V
I would go with the 1300x and the 1060. The higher clockspeed of the 1300x will benefit games more than multithreading.
i got a corsair MP500 for £50, its only 120gb but thats enough for windows and a few average sized games, it seems to be one of the cheapest low capacity drives available but also one of the best performing
I haven't been paying attention to the prices lately. Are GPU prices finally falling?
can you disable this screen on boot
Take out the gfx card and this specific screen won't show.
Wipe off ur dusty stuff nerd
Here it is boys, a semi-well priced RX 580
Asus DUAL RX580 O4G Radeon RX 580 Graphic Card 1.36 GHz Core 1.3..
Watch as hundreds of thousands of GPU's are released from the mines at 1/4th msrp in the coming months.
Buy loads of OEM GPU coolers to sell at a higher price as they will need to be replaced.
I can't believe we live in a time where black RGB Noctuas exist.
Hello everyone, so I've decided to upgrade my PC over purchasing a console after some discussion.
Right now, these are my current PC specs.
Don't plan on 4K, so I'd be looking for best specs for 1080p and I'm trying to keep the upgrade under (preferably) or a little above (if necessary) $700. Preferably would be looking to play modern games/new releases on high+ settings at 60+ FPS. Oh and especially Fortnite because I've been itching to try this game with a keyboard/mouse. I haven't done much with this computer since 2015ish so those requests could be impossible, but I'm flexible as long as its within my budget.
I was recommended two different routes of upgrade:
There was this one, which is centered around Intel parts and this one, which is centered around AMD.
I came here to ask for some more insight on those two builds and which would be the better buy or if, dare I say, someone could point me in an even better direction than either of those? Thank you guys in advance.
That looks gorgeous to be honest.
I don't generally like RGB but damn that looks fine.
just thought I should post an update: went with the R5 2600 and an Asus Prime B350-Plus, super happy with it
This is what I went with and I'm super happy with it. At one point my pc did restart out of nowhere without logs or anything whilst playing Gta V, though it was probably because it was a pretty hot day and my pc had been running all day.
Random upgrading question: I'm running a single RX570 4GB and am wanting a bit more punch so I can run esports stuff at consistent 100+ fps on a 144Hz monitor
Should I get a second, identical RX570 and crossfire them? Or should I replace with a single GTX 1070? The included PSU in this unit is stupid OP so power draw is no concern, and thermals will be fine either way due to my case.
As someone who's owned multiple Crossfire setups and a 5970 X2, go with the 1070.
Dual GPU solutions don't work most of the time, never give the performance you expect, and use way more power than just a better card.
My main concern with the 1070 is that I'll be limited to strictly G-sync for dynamic refresh rate, which both sharply reduces my monitor options and increases their prices compared to Freesync.
I don't have a bias towards one or the other, mind you, I just want to optimize my costs here. If Vega 56 ever drops in price I might go with that just to keep Freesync and better compute performance, unless you think that'd be a mistake.
I'm in the same boat as you there. I'd love a g-sync monitor but they cost way too much and don't come in the size or resolution I want.
FreeSync is a standard and rumor has it you can enable FreeSync on Nvidia with a minor custom resolution hack. I imagine official support may have to come in the distant future given that Xbox supports it now.
Xbox is an AMD chip though. Nvidia could have implemented freesync right when it came out but they never will because it competes with their own hardware based implementation that's making them money.
Yes, but at the same time there's going to be more FreeSync supported monitors than G-Sync by a huge margin, more devices supporting it, and already people are choosing red or green based solely on freesync support.
Until Nvidia has to worry about being actually buying more AMD cards than Nvidia, expect Gsync to not change.
Nvidia still holds more power here. AMD may be in both consoles but that market isn't clearly a Variable Refresh customer base or not. Small portion even know what is is.
I mean, heck, I'd rather pay more for Vega 56 to keep Freesync than get locked into an expensive proprietary standard.
Especially considering that proprietary standard limits my upgrade options for other components in the future.
I'm going to stab something. I just want my upgraded PC to work but it just wants to crash the fucking videocard no matter what. It's not the new RAM sticks or DIMMS because I've tested that 5 ways to Sunday. The Hard drives don't have bad sectors, those were checked. CPU would've fuckin' killed me by now with all this testing and outside of playing games, the computer runs fine.
Its as soon as I start playing games and the worst part is that its not even consistent, I was playing Cities Skylines for 10 hours yesterday, no problems. No issues. I was having a fun ol' time. I come home today from work? I want to play some DoW2; go take a crap while it loads. Computer refuses to respond. Fuck, alright, I go and turn it back on after shutting it down. Everything comes back to normal, launch it again? Black screen, ear-rape static in my ears and a static image before the card 'recovers'. And its done this for two cards. Maybe its the PSU? . I can't have two different video cards showing the exactly same symptoms. I'm just so confused and I really want to avoid RMA any specific part until I know for a fact whats wrong because I've already gone overbudget with the videocard because I originally thought it was the videocard failing.
Ryzen 5 1600(Stock)
16 GB 3000Mhz DDR4(Corsair Vengeance)
2 TB SATA HDD(Western Digitial) <--In Previous Comp
500 Gig HDD Boot(Unknown Brand) <--In Previous Comp
RX 580 8GB (MSI Armor OC, but with its Stock clocks) I have the latest drivers and already cleared my own.
Corsair CX-M 850Watt 80Plus Brozne <--In Previous Comp
The hardware in the previous computer never did anything like this. I am so confused. On the plus side I got replacement plans for all the big money items such as the Mobo/CPU/Videocard. Downside is that I'd be out of a computer.
Also to make the behavior more consince:
Any time I attempt to use a game two things will happen:
Either A. It works Fine
B. Loads up, will work for a short time and then freeze the entire computer before crashing the monitor but the PC itself will respond to actions. Event Logs will say that its the AMD card recovering, some games will crash(such as C:S or any unity game for that matter) where as games like TF2 will actually just go back to working after a moment.
Now, the one thing I do want to ask is that if an HDMI cable is maybe starting to break, would it cause this behavior? Because I reseated the connection points on both sides for the HDMI port and the aforementioned day of zero issues happened. I'm asking because my cat likes to use my PC as a launch vector to get to the window so I'm wondering if she's knocking cables just loose enough.
Instead of latest drivers, have you tried older ones?
Settled on an all-blue color-scheme and 3d printed a 140mm fan bracket for my case for VRMs & RAM/Intake.
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