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  1. waspman3

    Time to upgrade....and to what?

    UserBenchmarks: Game 46%, Desk 66%, Work 40% CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K - 80.9% GPU: Nvidia GTX 960 - 43.9% SSD: SanDisk SSD Plus 120GB - 46.4% HDD: Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB - 109.8% RAM: Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 C9 2x4GB - 53.8% MBD: MSI Z97 PC Mate(MS-7850) Need to upgrade. Where should...
  2. waspman3

    Looking to upgrade. Where should I start? Am thinking SSD??

    UserBenchmarks: Game 46%, Desk 66%, Work 40% CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K - 80.9% GPU: Nvidia GTX 960 - 43.9% SSD: SanDisk SSD Plus 120GB - 46.4% HDD: Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB - 109.8% RAM: Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 C9 2x4GB - 53.8% MBD: MSI Z97 PC Mate(MS-7850) Got this off User benchmark PC...
  3. NTM2003

    Should I upgrade?

    If I decide to get a 2080 will I need to upgrade to the 9th gen intel chips or will it run smooth with the CPU I got now? I’m just thinking not sure yet if I want to. Really haven’t been using my pc much anymore but like to keep it up to date with new hardware.
  4. Hellfire

    Time for a new build (Go big or go home)

    So it's time for a new PC build for me, I'd appreciate feedback on the below, I know it may be considered Overkill but if I can afford it and have the ability to do it, why not. PARTS Case: Corsair Obsidian 1000D Obsidian 1000D 8x 120mm Fan Tray (Additional for top mount) Fans: Front: 16 x...
  5. wolfaust

    New PC Build for Gaming (!) with New Pieces of Hardware

    Hello, I have a PC which I'm using for 3 years, and I want to upgrade some parts, but I'm not sure if I really could do that. So, I need your advice to decide. I created a thread on TechPowerUp Forums to get professional advice, they were pretty good and helped me a lot! Now, I need your...
  6. Drfunkenstein57

    New build advice - how many new systems in a lifetime to keep up?

    Back in 2010 when I was a much younger man I put together my present system: MOBO: Asus M4N68T-M LE CPU: AMD Phenom II 1055t 6 core RAM : Ballistix DDR3 1600MHz 8gb kit GPU: ATI Radeon HD 5670 DDR5 512mb PSU: High power 500w ATX Led side vented case Windows 10 home 64bit Was windows 7 until...
  7. W

    CPU Upgrade

    Hello everyone! So, i have a Z170 Asus VIII Ranger with a i7 6700k cooled by Dark Rock 3, 16GB RAM 3200mhz and a RTX 2080 MSI Gaming Z paired with Dell S2716DG monitor, and the game i love (Battlefield series) i'm feeling stuttering a lot in BFV and that is ruining my experience with the game...
  8. R

    144mhz monitor for son's PC

    Hi My son has an old 22" monitor and has asked for 144mhz for Xmas if possible. His current system is an Intel i7-8700 K 8gb ddr4 ram Zotac GTX1080 Ti Is there any nice 27"? 144mhz monitors for approx £800 that'll run HD res. He plays Fortnite style games ,fps,rpg games,fighting games Thanks...
  9. B

    Upgrading Pc

    I'm thinking about upgrading my pc Its been a good few years since i last did anything to it My current build is i5 3570k Asus p8z77-m 8GB DDR3 Ram GTX 670 2gb Bequiet 530W PSU Would i get away with just a new graphics card? or would it be best to change everything ? I've an Micro ATX Case
  10. capulak

    High refresh 2560*1440 - spec request + video card 2080 ti rtx which?

    I'm looking for a high refresh (144hz+) monitor, 27" 1440p. I would like variable refresh and I assume freesync won't work work a 2080ti? So, would need to be Gsync. Any suggestions? I'm particularly interested in recommendations based on personal experiences..Also I want to buy one 2080 ti...
  11. mafia97

    M.2 SSD Recommendations for Z97 Motherboard

    Hi All, Hope you all are doing good! I looking to upgrade storage on my system, as HDD is causing slowdowns while playing games and recording the gameplay at the same time. I have a MSI Z97 Gaming 5 Motherboard, which has a m.2 slot(already populated with a 120GB Kingston Drive). So, I want...
  12. adulaamin

    Is this a good system?

    Hi! While browsing through Massdrop, I saw this Onkyo Home Theater Bundle. I'm a noob with audio set-ups or systems. Can anyone advise if it's good? It will be mostly used for movies, games (PS5 Pro), and music. The room I'll be placing it on will be approximately 6m x 15m. Thanks!
  13. L

    Help me choose my motherboard (Z390)

    Asus ROG STRIX Z390-F Gaming € 235 MSI Z390 ACE € 270 Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Pro € 192,50 (ultra= € 244 , master = € 284) Which is better? Any other options I should consider? Both come with a free game in my region btw (AC:Odyssey or COD:BO4). I know Gigabyte is pretty good, but has a difficult...
  14. M

    My PC upgrading part: PSU! Need a new PSU for my current (and future setup...)

    Ok, so now that i have gotten help to choose a solid case in Define R6, and the fact that i finally figured out that it's the PSU that's making the annoying ticking noise i've kept hearing for a long time now. so now, it's time for me to upgrade the PSU, i guess. not only because of the ticking...
  15. F

    i7 8086k or i7 9700k for futureproof gaming

    Hi, so the title is pretty straightforward. I will be getting new CPU and cant decide between the mentioned CPUs since there is only 10 euro difference. ( The reason why i dont consider 8700k is because its only 20 euro cheaper than 8086k, also not considering i9 9900k since thats over 140 euro...
  16. Knoxx29

    G.Skill Ripjaws V 3600MHz or Trident Z 3866MHz?

    Sup everyone. Quick question, which one would be the best choice between these Ram? G.Skill Ripjaws V 3600MHz Trident Z 3866MHz Thanks in Advance
  17. Israar

    CPU Cooling and pasting upgrade recommendations

    Hey guys and gals! :) Hell of a long time no see/speak to a lot of you from here! Hope you're all doing fine and enjoying life! :) I've got a lot of catching up and researching to do to get back on par, finally updated my outdated system specs too! :D Anyway, on to the main part of my topic...
  18. Kursah

    Moving on From 4790K on a Budget

    Budget: I have approximately $1,000 that I might be able to use for this. Understanding the situation: I have the same CPU/MB combos in my old server (in the midst of retiring) and current gaming rig, that being 4790K/Asus Z87-Pro. I intend to use these parts to upgrade both my son's PC's...
  19. allure

    High end gaming monitor recommendation?

    I was looking for some 1440p 27 size monitors to get. Here is a list I thought were good. , Acer xb271hu, Aoc AG271QG, , viewsonic XG2 703 GS... If you guys have other recommendations please answer me! . I like ips panels because I heard they have the best colors but even ways if anyone can give...
  20. I

    New Computer Build Opinions

    Hey. Upgrading my really old PC. Reusing most of my hardware including my HD7970. I am upgrading to do Virtualization (I have a first gen i3 that does not support VT) I also will be playing COD and battlefield, which is almost playable on my current setup Core i3-540 to Ryzen 1700x is probably...
  21. E-Bear

    This laptop = Good price??

    I seen this newer HP laptop and wanna know if with these specs it worth it. HP 15-DB0003CA for 575$ Canadian.
  22. V

    Bad preformance after upgrade

    I've upgraded my graphics card to the 1050ti and I am barely even getting 60 fps and having terrible stuttering when i play fortnite. In other games like csgo, the stuttering is not nearly as bad, but i have the same issue of barely reaching/staying above 60 fps. It has only became this...
  23. Durvelle27

    Looking To Build A New Rig (Suggestions)

    Hey guys, I’m looking into planning a build for maybe 2H19 but can’t fully decide on exact specs other than I know I don’t want a intel CPU. Always preferred AMD and helping the underdog in the fight. I use my pc from gaming, to editing, rendering, and work loads. So Cores do matter to me and...
  24. cucker tarlson

    Ideas for a secondary monitor ?

    Hi, wanna ask for some free flowing suggestions I've been using dual monitor setup for a year now, and I love it. Though my second display is currently a s2716dg, a 144hz g-sync gaming monitor. I do my gaming on xb241yu exculsively, and the s2716dg is serving only as a secondary display for...
  25. vonKoga

    Which motherboard for 8700K ?

    Which motherboard would you recommend for Intel i7 - 8700k, i can stretch up to 250 $ ?