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Comment reply on Forum Topic "~$1,000 Gaming PC"

  • 40 minutes ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 2600X 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor $174.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Gigabyte - B450M DS3H Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $65.89 @ OutletPC
Memory G.Skill - Aegis 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-2666 Memory $63.99 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial - P1 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $59.99 @ Amazon
Storage Toshiba - 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $34.99 @ Monoprice
Video Card Asus - GeForce RTX 2070 8 GB DUAL OC Video Card $449.99 @ Newegg
Case Fractal Design - Focus G Mini MicroATX Mini Tower Case $50.03 @ Walmart
Power Supply EVGA - SuperNOVA G2 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $59.99 @ B&H
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1024.76
Mail-in rebates -$65.00
Total $959.76
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-05-21 04:41 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Legit Windows 10 multi-licenses?"

  • 8 hours ago
  • 1 point

No. Bulk licensing through Microsoft actually costs more than individual keys as the program you would be eligible for is the corporate license as opposed to government or charity licensing.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Why do points start at 1 instead of 0?"

  • 8 hours ago
  • 1 point

I wonder...

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Very retro build, how to get around SSE2..."

  • 9 hours ago
  • 1 point

There are no effective means for getting around SSE2 checking for AMD CPUs, as far as I am aware.

Intel offers a program called Software Development Emulator that can let you change how hardware is identified in your system. You can use it on older Intel CPUs to make them appear as though they have the SSE2 instruction set; this can trick most programs into installing. The issue is that you have an AMD CPU and I have no idea how to go about performing a similar task for those.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Vybe stage 4 with overclock"

  • 3 days ago
  • 1 point

Even with the restocking fee, you still save 300 USD, but it's a lot more headache for so little return.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Does Anyone Have Experience with 1Gb Cable Modems?"

  • 3 days ago
  • 1 point

I vastly prefer Netgear's UIs to Arris', but I have no experience with Motorola.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Vybe stage 4 with overclock"

  • 3 days ago
  • 1 point

Most system integrators absolutely rake in profits from unwitting consumers. I'm sorry this happened to you and I wish you all the best with your system. Could you possibly return it if it's within a certain period after purchase?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Please make it possible to upload an image for custom parts"

  • 3 days ago
  • 2 points

There are certain moderation challenges with this kind of approach, but it would be nice.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Vybe stage 4 with overclock"

  • 4 days ago
  • 1 point

Wow. Yeah, you got majorly ripped off.

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i9-9900K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor $484.99 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler Cooler Master - MasterLiquid ML240L RGB 66.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $64.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI - Z390-A PRO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $109.89 @ OutletPC
Memory GeIL - EVO SPEAR 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $63.99 @ Newegg
Storage Intel - 660p Series 512 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $62.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Hitachi - Ultrastar 7K3000 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.90 @ Amazon
Video Card Zotac - GeForce RTX 2080 8 GB Video Card $669.99 @ Newegg
Case Deepcool - MATREXX 55 ATX Mid Tower Case $49.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Platinum 650 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $112.00 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $99.39 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1812.91
Mail-in rebates -$45.00
Total $1767.91
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-05-17 04:39 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "surround headset and good mic recommendation?"

  • 6 days ago
  • 1 point

Our brains perceive the direction of sound based on the delay at which each of our ears receives the sound. if a sound reaches out left ear faster than our right ear, we will perceive it coming from our left. Sound travels in waves, and these waves will hit one ear before the other, or else it will sound like either it's all around you, or in your head, depending on how close the source is. The same effect can be achieved with what is called Binaural Recordings. The sound will reach one ear slightly earlier than the other, and this will create the depth and direction we hear in our day-to-day lives.

Physical, as well as simulated surround, simply attempt to recreate this effect. Simulated surround increases the reverb of your sound, adding in delays in-post in an attempt to recreate this effect. This ends up sounding rather awful and is the reason why headsets with virtual surround always sound more distant and roomy compared to traditional headphones. With physical surround, the effect of sound around you is created by using multiple speakers, simply because the drivers have to sit so far away from you. The sound won't reach one ear before the other in a way that matters, because the distance the sound from the speaker travels is typically too far, and the sound waves from the speakers spread out and bounce around the room. The only way you could even remotely simulate a binaural experience with standard speakers is by placing them against each of your ears. That's why 5.1 and 7.1 surround sound speakers sit so far away.

Statistically speaking, gaming headsets are not worth their sticker price, and your money's better spent elsewhere. Here's why:

Gaming headsets typically market themselves as having a "True 7.1 Surround Sound Experience." Whether or not this is something you're after, it's not worth the price of admission, and often-times is simply worse than a good pair of balanced stereo headphones.

"Dolby Digital 7.1", as is the most common, is simply a simulation using the two (sometimes angled) drivers in each cup on your headphones. There are some headphones with more than two drivers, but more than two for spacial sound is simply unnecessary. Given the fact we only have two ears, it's more or less unnecessary to have more than one driver for each ear, and the simulated sound of spacial audio is mediocre at best in most -- if not a majority of cases.

Decent audio hardware can be purchased for relatively cheap. Hardware that outperforms gaming peripherals in every category except wireless. (Wireless headsets have a whole slew of their own issues that I will not cover in this piece.) This will result in better, cheaper, and longer-lasting hardware that is not only good for gaming, but also music, content creation and consumption, and whatever else you'd use a good pair of cans (and optional mic) for.

The additional cost of gaming peripherals, and in this case headsets, are often from their marketing, as well as the extra flair. RGB lighting, "7.1 Surround", et cetera.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Cars..."

  • 6 days ago
  • 1 point

私が一番好きな車を選ぶのは難しいです。 私は2002年のマツダRX - 7スピリットRタイプAと2002年の日産R 34スカイラインGT - RニスモZ - チューンの間に立っています。

Comment reply on Forum Topic "James Charles Discussion"

  • 6 days ago
  • 6 points

I couldn't care less.

It's all drama that doesn't involve me and we could all use less of it.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Does Nvidia MAXQ work over the USB-c output?"

  • 7 days ago
  • 1 point

That seems likely. I doubt it's set up to directly display from the GPU to a USB-C output.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "People who gouge / overprice items online"

  • 7 days ago
  • 3 points

When I price items for what they're worth, they often sell for what I price them at. People who want a deal know what they're looking for and see that my price is fair; if they try to lowball me, I won't make the deal.

Generally, I follow a formula for selling builds and parts:

If I'm selling an entire build:

Price of new, equivalent build - ( Price of new, equivalent build * 0.09 * ( Age of CPU in years + Age of GPU in years) / 2 )

If I'm selling an individual part:

Price of new, equivalent part - ( Price of new, equivalent part * 0.09 * Age of part in years )

These formulae assume a nominal depreciation of 9% per fiscal year and are reasonably fair with a high, successful sale rate.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Doris Day R.I.P. 1922-2019"

  • 7 days ago
  • 1 point

Que será, será

Whatever will be, will be

The future's not ours to see

Que será, será

What will be, will be

Que será, será

Comment reply on Forum Topic "iPhone Pictures Quality"

  • 7 days ago
  • 2 points

I'm fairly confident that's where the quality loss is coming from. Try importing them as .HEIC files and converting them using a third-party program like iMazing's HEIC Converter.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "iPhone Pictures Quality"

  • 8 days ago
  • 1 point

If you see files with the ".HIEC" file extension, that indicates your iPhone is taking photos using the new HEIF image format. This is the default setting as of iOS 11, but you need third-party software to view these files on Windows.

However, you don’t have to disable HEIF on your iPhone to make these photos more compatible. On your iPhone, head to Settings > Photos, scroll down, and then tap “Automatic” under "Transfer to Mac or PC." Your iPhone automatically converts the photos to .JPEG files when you import them to a PC.

If you select “Keep Originals” instead, your iPhone will give you the original .HEIC files.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "If You Ruled The World"

  • 8 days ago
  • 1 point

I would give myself billions of dollars and live out the rest of my days as a hedonist.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Dual System PC Case"

  • 8 days ago
  • 2 points

No problem! If you have any more questions, please feel free to ask.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Dual System PC Case"

  • 8 days ago
  • 2 points

Google SketchUp is free and fairly comprehensive.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Dual System PC Case"

  • 8 days ago
  • 2 points

Since you can use ITX, the Eclipse P600S and Evolv X both support an optional bracket for an additional motherboard of the ITX form factor.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Dual System PC Case"

  • 8 days ago
  • 2 points

Always start with CAD. After you get an idea for what you want, find a case that already conforms mostly to what you need. Then, measure and rebuild it in CAD for fitting. As for materials, you're probably looking for 0.6-0.8 mm SECC steel or 2-3 mm aluminum.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Dual System PC Case"

  • 8 days ago
  • 2 points

If you're not willing to use an ITX motherboard, your options are severely limited. Your options are as follows:

Phobya WaCoolT Cube 1

Thermaltake Core W200

Just use two separate systems.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Dual System PC Case"

  • 8 days ago
  • 2 points

The Phanteks Enthoo Mini XL is the perfect case for this.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is there anything wrong with this build"

  • 8 days ago
  • 1 point

Like clockwork!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is there anything wrong with this build"

  • 8 days ago
  • 1 point

This is in the wrong subforum, by the way. You're looking for Part List Opinions Wanted. Don't worry about creating a new topic; it will be moved soon enough.

Do you need RAM or storage?

EDIT: I'd recommend this (bar RAM and storage as they're not in your list):

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i3-8100 3.6 GHz Quad-Core Processor £110.64 @ PC World Business
Motherboard ASRock - H310M-HDV Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard £49.60 @ Amazon UK
Video Card Asus - GeForce GTX 1650 4 GB Phoenix OC Video Card £137.98 @ Amazon UK
Case Aerocool - Cylon Mini MicroATX Mini Tower Case £35.99 @ Amazon UK
Power Supply Corsair - CXM (2015) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply £48.48 @ Amazon UK
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £382.69
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-05-12 18:31 BST+0100

Nix the CPU cooler as the stock cooler that comes with that CPU is adequate and comparable to the aftermarket one you have selected.

Switch the GTX 1050 Ti for a GTX 1650; it performs about 1/3 better for even less than the one you have selected.

Downgrade to a Micro ATX case for aesthetic reasons (i.e. an mATX motherboard in an ATX case looks out of place).

And, for the love of all that is Holy, skip the RGB power supply! It's not even modular or 80+ Bronze.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Estimate on how much my old PC is worth"

  • 8 days ago
  • 1 point

Especially considering that absolutely ancient PSU that should be replaced by the end user.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "View CPU temps whilst gaming"

  • 8 days ago
  • 2 points

MSI Afterburner has an overlay that can work in-game.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Estimate on how much my old PC is worth"

  • 9 days ago
  • 1 point

It's worth about $350.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "is a high end build really necessary??"

  • 9 days ago
  • 1 point

No, it won't. NVMe really only excels in regards to large files or many files; you will hardly notice a difference.

10 seconds is a long time for a 10-layer project... Are you using GPU acceleration?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Catching up"

  • 10 days ago
  • 8 points

Thank you all for your hard work! We appreciate every last bit of it. Well... Most of us, anyhow... I suppose the minority is the most vocal in this case.

Shoutout to Phil and AJ; no one sees much of them on the front end, but their efforts behind the scenes are paramount.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "hi ! nedd help"

  • 11 days ago
  • 2 points

HWMonitor allows you to monitor all the temperature sensors, fan speeds, and voltages inside your PC.

Most users prefer to control their fans and fan curves from the BIOS, but if you don't want to do that, you can use SpeedFan to control your fans, otherwise.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Banning political discussion?"

  • 12 days ago
  • 5 points

Politics are fine, but that was neither the time nor the place. Incredibly insensitive.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Worst Modern Games"

  • 12 days ago
  • 2 points

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege is pretty amazing, in my opinion. Have you tried it?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Suitable headphones for MG10XU?"

  • 13 days ago
  • 1 point

The issue with headphones is that they're not particularly good for mixing. Studio monitors are the optimal choice, but noise restrictions can force some of us to use headphones, instead. The DT 990s tend to drop off after 50 Hz, emphasize just below 200 Hz, drop off at 1 kHz, and go crazy from 4 kHz all the way to 20. They're not very neutral; they are far too bright and almost sibilant at certain higher frequencies and, since the frequencies from 150-200 Hz are emphasized, the bass is a bit much especially for open-backed headphones. Mixing with them is ill-advised. I use mine for everything except productivity. For mixing audio, I recommend something more neutral like the Sennheiser HD 600s. I would recommend some nice electrostatics, but driving them might be a pain with your setup and they're probably out of your price range considering what you were thinking about purchasing. If you find that you have some spare cash lying around, shelling out an extra 250 USD on a pair of Stax SR-L300s may be well worth it if you can drive them.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "is a high end build really necessary??"

  • 13 days ago
  • 5 points

If you don't need it, you don't need it. Many people don't need high-end PCs, some do; it's all up to your use case.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Bachelor studio, yes or no?"

  • 15 days ago
  • 2 points

The studio apartment is cute. If it were up to me, I'd go with it.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Things that, for the life of you, you absolutely hate"

  • 17 days ago
  • 7 points

You know those "you are now breathing manually" things?

And... Now I hate you.

Also, people who don't use their turning signals to change lanes or, you know, turn.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "if you comment i will upvote"

  • 19 days ago
  • 3 points

This is vote collusion.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Am I the only one?"

  • 20 days ago
  • 3 points

I wouldn't feel bad for them. Receiving criticism and acting accordingly is paramount to web design. It would be worse if no one said anything and just dealt with changes they didn't like.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "This is what everyone should watch before posting..."

  • 21 days ago
  • 2 points

Your post contains improper grammar, though.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Filter by colour missing?"

  • 24 days ago
  • 2 points

99 little bugs in the code, 99 little bugs! Take one down, Patching meltdown... 127 little bugs in the code!

Oh, the woes of completely revamping a website based almost entirely off APIs...

it's time to get crackin', Philip.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "New website layout! Thoughts?"

  • 24 days ago
  • 13 points

It looks clean, but everything feels very far away. I feel like I'm trying to flick on someone in CS.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "My Website"

  • 24 days ago
  • 4 points

I'm only going to tell you the most immediate issue for me: that homepage image needs to be vector-based (at least, the text! I mean, the text is simple HTML and even the boxes surrounding it are basic CSS elements). A rasterized image is not effective on high-density displays. In your case, any display over 1200 x 550, which is basically every modern display.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Do the Radiator Fans plug into the mobo?"

  • 25 days ago
  • 2 points

They do plug into the motherboard! However, don't worry about how many fan headers you have at your disposal, as the X62 comes with a fan splitter. Here's the manual, which should give you a better idea of how it installs into a system: https://sta3-nzxtcorporation.netdna-ssl.com/uploads/download/attachment/678/Kraken_X42X52X62X72-manual-092818-web.pdf

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Supporting entering custom part prices with any currency"

  • 25 days ago
  • 2 points

I concur! The Asian PC market is booming, so it would be a welcomed sight to see Japanese, Chinese, and Korean retailers.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Hyper 212 RGB Black Edition Spider bracket too small"

  • 26 days ago
  • 2 points

How is it not wide enough? Have you tried rotating it 90 degrees? Are you using the correct mounting system (parts B, D, E, F, H, I) in the manual?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Incompatibility Issue with Z370-e Motherboard and RAM"

  • 26 days ago
  • 2 points

Can you please provide details on the exact issue that you are having and what troubleshooting steps you have taken?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Wierd Youtube channel"

  • 26 days ago
  • 3 points

"Webdriver Torso is a YouTube automated account, created by Google on 7 March 2013, that frequently posted videos showing simple slides accompanied by beeps in order to test the website's performance. The channel brought public attention in 2014, when it became a source of speculation for viewers who discovered it and noted its unusual nature, as well as three atypical videos featuring jokes. It remained a popular mystery until YouTube humorously acknowledged that the channel exists as an internal testing utility. The channel stopped posting videos at its same rate after 624,735 videos as of 4 May 2017. The channel posted a few more videos between May, August and October 2018."

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