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Comment reply on kjandreano's Completed Build: Magic Murder Box

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

About that, got it on Amazon during Prime Day. Incredible deal. Got the case for $130 then as well.

Comment reply on kjandreano's Completed Build: Magic Murder Box

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Two Reasons: 1) It was on sale for the price of a 550w one. :) 2) It leaves room to upgrade (I will get a better GPU at some point, those can be power hungry).

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Ryzen 3900x installation question"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Pre-applied thermal paste comes on many aftermarket coolers as well, and it is fine.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Gaming or Editing monitor"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

There are some monitors that are good at both, but they are expensive: https://pcpartpicker.com/product/6MFKHx/alienware-aw3420dw-341-3440x1440-120-hz-monitor-aw3420dw

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Special Thanks. Final Feedback. Is this the PC configuration that is right for me? PCPartPicker Part List: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/bff9CL"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

No problem, checking on the case, it looks like you will need to mount the AIO in the front. With the 3 case fans pulling cool air in, and the big 3 fan AIO blowing hot air out the front, you should be set. The configuration would be something like in this build (it uses your case): https://pcpartpicker.com/b/CPQZxr

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Special Thanks. Final Feedback. Is this the PC configuration that is right for me? PCPartPicker Part List: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/bff9CL"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice build. As for heat, the AMD Ryzen 9 3950X has slightly better thermals than the 3900X from what I've seen, so your big AIO should handle it nicely. I'd say you could get away with just 3 case fans plus the AIO and not have any heat issues. Try to have the AIO exhaust out the top of the case (if it fits there, may not). Then have two case fans in the front and one in the back. If you need to mount the AIO in the front, use a pull configuration to exhaust out the front (fans in front of the radiator). Then have two case fans at the top and one in the back.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Naming a Computer"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I named mine the "Magic Murder Box". It's an obscure reference to the "Magic Murder Bag" from the Venture Brothers TV show as well as referencing the fact that I play a lot of shooter games. :)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Weird temperature behaviour using R7 2700X and Kraken X62"

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Overall, the temps look good (as would be expected with your CPU and cooler). As for the odd temp spike, I'd check what processes are running when it happens. It looks like something CPU intensive is getting triggered. Good Luck.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro White not running at advertised speed."

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Make sure your Motherboard has the latest drivers installed.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "what 1440p 144hz freesync monitor"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd go for the LG, but check the reviews for yourself.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "1440p Monitor Suggestions"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd wait for imminent holiday sales, but of the two you mention, I'd get the LG. Good luck!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What resolution? Ryzen 5 3600x and 2070 super"

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

As Gilroar stated, it depends on the game and FPS you want with it. In general, the higher the resolution, the lower FPS you will get with a given GPU.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Which Moniter"

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Yep, AOC.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Any opinions on my first part list?"

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

You may want to spend a few bucks to upgrade from the stock CPU cooler to a better one (could get something significantly better for under $50). Otherwise, looks solid to me. Good luck!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is G Sync / Free Sync worth it for competitive gaming?"

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Short answer: Yes - it is good for competitive gaming. There was a rumor going around that frame sync (G-Sync, Free Sync) caused significant input lag and was bad for pro FPS gaming, etc., but it has been debunked.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "1440p Monitor Suggestions"

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

An RTX 2080 Super paired with a 3700X will work VERY well for 1440p gaming. There are many options that won't cost $1000. Do you have a preference on size / width (wide vs ultra-wide)?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "gaming monitor advice"

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

There is very little support for displays of this format (32x9), so keep that in mind.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Gaming purposes better quality monitor"

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

What GPU do you have?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Nvidia RTX 2080 Super Out of Stock"

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I had this trouble building my new system this Summer (shortly after the 2080 Super came out). I ended up getting a regular RTX 2080 (but a really good one) on sale at a great price since the newer model had just come out. Considering the small difference in performance, that might be the way to go for you as well.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "ViewSonic 27", IPS, 1440p, $300 good deal?"

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

It is not a high-end panel, the price alone tells that. It isn't bad, but they obviously cut some corners and the quality control isn't very good (check the reviews). I'd call it low side of mid-tier. If you get lucky and get one that's in good shape, it should work out fine, but be prepared to return it since it may have some defects (seems to have ~15% DOA rate). I'd get it from Amazon, they are great about returns.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Can’t decide which"

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd go with the AOC CQ27G1, it's rated better.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "1440p Comparison"

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

From your list, for gaming, I'd go for the MSI Optix MPG27CQ.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Looking to spend about $350"

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

For ~$350, you can get a good quality 27" monitor. But first I must ask: What resolution and Hz are you aiming at? What GPU do you have?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Monitor Suggestion For My PC"

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

If 1080 is good enough for you (and would look fine on a 24" display) then you can save money that way. However, that Samsung is decent, but I'd recommend this one (only slightly more expensive, but it is a better monitor with Display Port input to make full use of it's features): https://pcpartpicker.com/product/6ktQzy/msi-optix-mag241c-236-1920x1080-144-hz-monitor-optix-mag241c

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Monitor Suggestion For My PC"

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

True, such things can be very subjective. There are also many reviews and other info available from several sites on the Internet.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "IS THIS WORTH IT"

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Just because Amazon shows that price doesn't mean it's not an error. The very odd amount ($6,706.52) is an indicator that something is wrong.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Monitor Suggestion For My PC"

Comment reply on Forum Topic "IS THIS WORTH IT"

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I bet it's a mistake, that's not what the price is supposed to be.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "IS THIS WORTH IT"

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

HA HA HA - No! Wondering if that's a typo or something! :) If you really want a good (expensive) monitor, this is it: https://pcpartpicker.com/product/bXbCmG/acer-predator-x35-bmiphzx-350-3440x1440-200-hz-monitor-x35-bmiphzx

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Monitor Suggestion For My PC"

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

144hz @ 1440p is very possible with your RTX 2070 at an acceptable frame rate for most games at basic (or in some cases high) quality settings, so getting a monitor in that range is a good idea. The big question is, what's your budget for it?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "can my pc run at 240hz?"

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

You will want a better GPU. What's your budget?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Can anyone help or criticize my build? Need some opinion about it.. Thanks"

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I agree, a 2070 Super would work very well for what he wants to play, and the B450 Tomahawk is an excellent inexpensive MB. That said, all this will end up costing a bit more than his original list.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need help picking a 4k monitor for gaming"

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

4ft. is unusually far away for a monitor. I'd have it closer. As for ultrawide resolution, the typical these days is 3440 x 1440. That's great for gaming.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Can anyone help or criticize my build? Need some opinion about it.. Thanks"

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

This is a pretty good design for the price. As for AAA games, that might be pushing it at bit, even at lower quality settings. What resolution do you plan to game at? If you go with 1080p, it will probably work OK for most games.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need help picking a 4k monitor for gaming"

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd go with #1 (the ultrawide LG). It would be great for gaming and productivity use.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$2000 Black Friday/Cyber Monday Prep"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Some things to keep in mind for Black Friday: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4szmdZjAYE

Comment reply on Forum Topic "real hard to describe"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

I've never played Fortnite, so I don't know if that's the way it is. Do you see this effect when playing other games or watching videos?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "can my pc run at 240hz?"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

This actually depends on MANY MANY factors, the most significant of which are your GPU and just what games you want to get up to 240hz with. Are you doing competitive FPS?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Dual Monitor issues"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

This issue is most likely game specific. I play several games where the game is full screen on one monitor and I have other things on another monitor and I don't get the issue you are seeing. I'd look to see if there are posts about this on-line for the game in question (Apex). There might be a way to get around it. Good luck.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Rtx 2080"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

I have an MSI gaming X trio RTX 2080 myself and I am very happy with it. As Radox-0 says, it's the one to get if you go with an RTX 2080. Just what you need in a graphics card depends on the resolution, frame rate, and type of games that you typically play. You should also get a card that can fully drive the capabilities of the monitor that you have, without going far beyond that or you're not getting the benefits of the better card.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Ryzen 5 3600x cooler"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

I have the GT version of that cooler: https://pcpartpicker.com/product/WDPzK8/deepcool-gammaxx-gt-295-cfm-cpu-cooler-gammaxx-gt and it works for my Ryzen 3900x, so the (cheaper) 400 model mark5916 recommends should work just fine for you.

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