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Forum Topic "Looking for a new card - would my current system be a bottleneck?"

vagabond139 5 Builds 1 point 5 hours ago

That all depends on the game and graphical settings. There is not a blanket answer to this and any CPU can bottleneck any GPU under the right circumstances. Bottlenecking is not a absolute thing or a yes or no thing like it is made out to be.

Also it is 100% meaningless to even think about provided you chose your parts right and get what you want. You should chose the CPU for the FPS you want and the GPU(s) for the graphical performance you want. If you are happy with what you get and meet your goals then why worry about something that is not impacting you?

Farther info: https://pcpartpicker.com/forums/topic/214851-on-cpugpu-bottlenecking-in-games

Forum Topic "Looking for a new card - would my current system be a bottleneck?"

vagabond139 5 Builds 1 point 5 hours ago

For example, a dual core pentium and a 1080ti and try to run 4k.

That is actually a great example of where there actually may not be a bottleneck despite the hardware being "opposites".

Forum Topic "i5-7600k vs i7-8700k"

vagabond139 5 Builds 1 point 5 hours ago

The CPU matters too for gaming. Its not just about the GPU.

Forum Topic "Air cooling vs Water Cooling"

Forum Topic "I deleted my part list by accident, HELP!!!"

vagabond139 5 Builds 1 point 7 hours ago

Damn, you weren't lying about the length description. I thought you just meant a paragraph or two.

Forum Topic "Am I active enough?"

vagabond139 5 Builds 1 point 13 hours ago

You gotta do at least 5000 comments a week or its a instant ban /s

You seem active to me and there is no certain amount of activity you need to reach.

Forum Topic "Can i survive without leaving my Windows 7?"

vagabond139 5 Builds 2 points 13 hours ago

Also don't forget Windows 10 is a service unlike past OS's according to MS and will be the "last" version of Windows. You are going to get more for your money compared to past OS's which had feature updates stop after 5 years and then security for 5 more.

Forum Topic "Can i survive without leaving my Windows 7?"

vagabond139 5 Builds 2 points 13 hours ago

Dying isn't the issue. It is security. Your login info for sites such as PCPP, banking info, etc could all be vulnerable. You could be part of a part of a bot net. There is all kind of malicious stuff that could happen to you when you stops getting security updates.

Forum Topic "Best place to spend my money"

vagabond139 5 Builds 1 point 16 hours ago

You either need a wifi adapter or you don't need one. If you need it you have no other choice but to get it. If you don't need it why buy one.

Forum Topic "$1000 - $1400 Photo Editing / Possible 4k video in future"

vagabond139 5 Builds 2 points 1 day ago

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i9-9900K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor $479.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard Gigabyte - Z390 AORUS ELITE ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $159.99 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill - Ripjaws V 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $160.98 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial - MX500 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $62.95 @ Amazon
Video Card Zotac - GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB GAMING Video Card $279.99 @ Amazon
Case Thermaltake - Versa J22 Tempered Glass RGB Edition ATX Mid Tower Case $73.90 @ Amazon
Power Supply Antec - Earthwatts Gold Pro 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $69.98 @ SuperBiiz
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $99.49 @ SuperBiiz
Other Scythe Mugen 5 CPU Cooler with Sealed Precision FDB Kaze Flex 120mm PWM fan $45.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1432.27
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-04-18 01:02 EDT-0400

Photoshop favors Intel CPU's.

https://www.pugetsystems.com/labs/articles/Photoshop-CC-2018-Core-i7-9700K-i9-9900K-Performance-1248/

It also does the same in premiere if you want to go the adobe route.

https://www.pugetsystems.com/labs/articles/Premiere-Pro-CC-2018-Core-i7-9700K-i9-9900K-Performance-1254/

Neither one of them are super GPU heavy, just a decent GPU is needed. Plus it will be plenty good enough for gaming, just don't expect max settings 60FPS at 4K or something.

I got a good board so you can overclock the CPU all you want. It also has a high end cooler. Its on par with such as the Nocuta D15, the Dark Rock Pro 4, etc.

It has a high end SATA SSD. Its on par with stuff such as the Evo 860.

The case has 3 RGB fans, tempered glass, and a mesh front (which is incredibly rare to find nowadays in cases).

The PSU is based on the same platform as the Seasonic Focus.

Its a tad bit over budget but I think it is worth spending the extra ~$30 for.

Forum Topic "What kind of power supply is recommended for overclocking"

vagabond139 5 Builds 2 points 1 day ago

That all depends on the parts in question and how far are you looking to push them.

Forum Topic "Price check some used parts"

vagabond139 5 Builds 1 point 1 day ago

Its not really that bad for you. I feel really sorry for the people who brought GPU's, SSD's, and GPU's when they were at their all time high. They will take a MASSIVE lost. 500GB SSD's used to cost around $160 at their peak two years ago, the same SSD would go for like $35 used today.

Forum Topic "Can i survive without leaving my Windows 7?"

vagabond139 5 Builds 1 point 1 day ago

This. It will work until it doesn't and when it fails **** is going to hit the fan hard.

Forum Topic "Gaming Computer for my friend."

vagabond139 5 Builds 1 point 1 day ago

That PSU has no reviews out for it. Its quality and performance are unknown. Plus from what we do know its likely a low unit end that really shouldn't be used in a build like this.

Forum Topic "Beginner here, air cooling vs water cooling"

vagabond139 5 Builds 2 points 1 day ago

HSF

Pros.

  • Usually provide better bang for your buck. Coolers such as the ~$50 ThermalRight Macho, the Scythe Fuma, and the Scythe Mugen 5 come close performance wise to a lot of 240MM AIO's or even match them while being a lot cheaper. A HSF such as a Mugen 5 will easily allow you to extract ~95% of the performance out of a CPU compared to a top of the line AIO.

  • Usually are quieter due to less moving parts.

  • Can't leak and will last basically forever minus the fans.

Cons

  • If you want the best cooler possible and price or bang for your buck isn't a issue you won't want a HSF.

  • Some people don't think they look good although you can definitely get a good looking one imo.

  • Partly blocks the view of the motherboard, a large dual tower HSF will basically block from the RAM to the EPS connector.

  • Ram can be a issue depending on the HSF in question.

  • Not going to mention size compatible issues since well that can a issue for both and easily avoided by research.

AIO

Pros

  • If you want the best performance possible you can get it with a 280MM or 360MM rad which usually better than a dual tower HSF. With a 240MM it really just depends on which one, some are worst and some are barely better.

  • They can definitely look better

  • They can offer a better view of your motherboard.

  • Ram clearance isn't a issue.

Cons

  • They often have a worst bang for your buck. This especially goes for 120MM/140MM AIO's.

  • They generally are louder due to more moving parts.

  • They can leak but its super rare to happen.

It really comes down to if you want a better bang for your buck and can live with the downsides of a HSF or if you want the best performance possible and/or care about looks.

Forum Topic "PSU RATINGS"

vagabond139 5 Builds 1 point 1 day ago

Efficiency, that is it. Nothing else. It does not equal quality or performance.

Its generally a bad idea to try to cut corners on the PSU.

Forum Topic "User Leaderboards?"

vagabond139 5 Builds 1 point 2 days ago

I'm in favor of comments and/or karma....

Forum Topic "highest # of builds?"

vagabond139 5 Builds 3 points 2 days ago

Holy ****, I thought you had a ton.

Forum Topic "Need help for 1st gaming pc"

vagabond139 5 Builds 3 points 2 days ago

I would recommend avoiding that HDD. They are the new death stars. Look at the reviews they are often used with tons of hours on them, out of warranty from Hitachi due to their age, loud, and have reliability issues due to being them used. Its why its so cheap. This goes for all other cheap Hitachi HDD's that are on Amazon.

Forum Topic "Gaming Computer for my friend."

vagabond139 5 Builds 3 points 2 days ago

I would recommend avoiding that HDD. They are the new death stars. Look at the reviews they are often used with tons of hours on them, out of warranty from Hitachi due to their age, loud, and have reliability issues due to being them used. Its why it costs below $50. This goes for all cheap Hitachi HDD's that are on Amazon.

Forum Topic "New Epic 16k 240hz. God of all builds"

vagabond139 5 Builds 1 point 2 days ago

0/10

Forum Topic "Can i survive without leaving my Windows 7?"

vagabond139 5 Builds 3 points 2 days ago

I never updated my OS but i heard that if i didn't changed my OS to windows 8, 8.1 or 10, i would lose my access to the internet.

No but using it online would be foolish since MS will stop releasing security patches for it.

You gonna need to upgrade your OS if you care about security.

Forum Topic "FS: i5 / gtx 970 gaming rig"

vagabond139 5 Builds 1 point 2 days ago

The PSU is going to cost you money since whoever buy its will want to replace it immediately.

Also I would consider selling the sound card and optical drive separately since many people won't value them in a build so you probably could get more from them on their own.

I would say you are looking around $330

Forum Topic "RX 580 vs ......?"

vagabond139 5 Builds 1 point 2 days ago

Would less GB with a higher clock speed be better than the opposite? Sorry, I'm new to this and just trying to understand.

You are comparing apples to potatoes. You can not compare VRAM size and clock speeds across different GPU's. There is ton more to GPU's than that (which is honestly probably pointless to dive into to, just use benchmarks)

Forum Topic "8700K"

vagabond139 5 Builds 1 point 2 days ago

oof

I would say probably as much as the locked i7 8700 or so about $270 if r/hardwareswap is accurate.

Forum Topic "Case recommendation for existing retail PC"

vagabond139 5 Builds 1 point 2 days ago

I think replacing the case is out of the question given that it uses a proprietary form factor and it likely has a few proprietary connectors. Sure you could replace the motherboard and PSU but that is the going the hard route. I think the easier option would be to return that card and buy a low profile GTX 1050.

Forum Topic "First pc EVER and I need assistance! ($1,500)"

vagabond139 5 Builds 2 points 2 days ago

If you like the case I would suggest spending a extra $10 and stepping up to the tempered glass version which is much more durable than the plastic window on the normal MX330.

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/zhjJ7P/cougar-mx330-g-atx-mid-tower-case-mx330-g

Forum Topic "First pc EVER and I need assistance! ($1,500)"

vagabond139 5 Builds 2 points 2 days ago

The M12II/S12II is not a good PSU and it is not suited for modern builds due to being group regulated. It lacks OTP and OCP protection, it doesn't support C6/C7 power states, and as I mentioned earlier it is group regulated which means during crossload the 5V rail or the 12V rail could get quite ugly or even go out of spec. Plus its known to be a loud PSU. It was a good PSU choice in 2010 but it days have passed. Just like you shouldn't use a GTX 470 anymore you really shouldn't use this anymore. Its not a flaming turd that will burn down your house and murder your family but its far from good, and not reliable due to missing protections.

Farther info

It lacks crucial safety protections

https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/power-supplies-101,4193-21.html

Its doesn't support low power states although its is pennies amounts saved so it is just icing on top of the cake.

It is group regulated which means that it can't out put its full power on the 12V rail and the 12V/5V rail uses one coil and when the load isn't balance e.g high load on one and low on the other aka crossload it has a very hard time regulating voltage which means that voltage regulation on the 12V and 5V can get ugly or even out spec if you push the PSU hard enough.

https://www.techpowerup.com/articles/overclocking/psu/160/5

The case only has a exhaust fan. You will really want another fan for intake, especially with the Vega 56.

Forum Topic "Price check PC"

vagabond139 5 Builds 2 points 2 days ago

I would say about $400 or so at the max and if it to move fastish I would do around $350.

Forum Topic "Help with new GPU and PSU for The Witcher 3"

vagabond139 5 Builds 3 points 3 days ago

My PC doesn't have a 6-pin connector. So, I can't upgrade my Power Supply into one that does.

???

Forum Topic "I am willing to spend around $850 for a gaming and STREAMING build."

vagabond139 5 Builds 1 point 3 days ago

You still must activate to the ToS and to activate you need a (legit) key and a key costs money so just because you can download it for free doesn't mean you can use it for free. Enforcement of this is a totally different topic though.

Forum Topic "highest # of builds?"

vagabond139 5 Builds 5 points 3 days ago

https://pcpartpicker.com/user/Vairfoley/

I could probably add like 2-3 more builds to my profile (possibly my last build, my current one, and the one I did for a friend)

Forum Topic "I am willing to spend around $850 for a gaming and STREAMING build."

vagabond139 5 Builds 1 point 3 days ago

Also window 10 pro is free but there's a watermark but you can get rid of just look up.

Windows 10 is not free. You must activate it according to the ToS.

Also scdkeys sell Windows 10 for 15 dollars

That is a scam...Those are not legit keys. Why do you think the cost $15 instead of the normal~$100?

Forum Topic "Best Ubisoft game"

vagabond139 5 Builds 1 point 4 days ago

Assassin creed is pretty good.

Forum Topic "I have $4500 for a pc build"

vagabond139 5 Builds 2 points 4 days ago

That PSU has no reviews out for it. Its quality and performance is unknown.

Forum Topic "Evga powersupply"

vagabond139 5 Builds 1 point 5 days ago

Evga has like a million PSU's that are bronze rated. You need to be a lot more specific, what exact model? What wattage?

Forum Topic "2070 Botttleneck Question"

vagabond139 5 Builds 1 point 6 days ago

My guess is that they brought a non Z board for whatever reason.

Forum Topic "If You Had The Option Of Gaming On An FX System Or A Console, Which One Would You Pick?"

vagabond139 5 Builds 2 points 6 days ago

This is a joke right?

Forum Topic "in-ear + mic headphones"

vagabond139 5 Builds 1 point 6 days ago

What exactly are you asking?

Forum Topic "If You Had The Option Of Gaming On An FX System Or A Console, Which One Would You Pick?"

vagabond139 5 Builds 3 points 6 days ago

PC, there is more to PC than just performance. Plus the bar for consoles is really low when it comes the CPU, like you gotta get a absolute potato to do worse than them

Forum Topic "If You Had The Option Of Gaming On An FX System Or A Console, Which One Would You Pick?"

vagabond139 5 Builds 2 points 6 days ago

They aren't bashed on for no reason, its just a objectively bad architecture and one that AMD used for way too long and that they are still using today. It would be like Intel using Sandy Bridge for like 7 or 8 years. The reason why it usually the butt of jokes is becasue AMD used it for so long, you don't see Sandy Bridge or Lynnfield in the same situation.

Forum Topic "might buy tomorrow any thoughts"

vagabond139 5 Builds 1 point 6 days ago

I would suggest a better mouse. Mice aren't created equal. Same goes for the headset.

That PSU is pretty low end and crazy overpriced.

The case lacks tempered glass ,the plastic won't stay looking good for long.

Way too much for a 580. You can get a GTX 1160 for taht much.

Don't get a mirco atx board with a mid tower case if you care about looks.

I'm assuming this is for gaming which would make the NVME SSD a waste, go SATA instead.

I would go with a 2600 instead since it is slightly better for gaming and only costs a few dollars more.

The build costs ~$980, not $900.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor $164.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock - B450 Pro4 ATX AM4 Motherboard $84.67 @ Amazon
Memory Team - T-Force Delta RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $84.99 @ Newegg
Storage Team - L5 LITE 3D 240 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $28.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive Purchased For $0.00
Video Card Zotac - GeForce GTX 1660 6 GB GAMING Video Card $219.99 @ Amazon
Case Corsair - Carbide 400C White ATX Mid Tower Case $94.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair - CXM 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $59.99 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit Purchased For $0.00
Monitor VIOTEK - NB24CB 24.0" 1920x1080 75 Hz Monitor $139.99 @ Amazon
Mouse Logitech - G402 Wired Optical Mouse $29.00 @ Amazon
Headphones Logitech - G430 7.1 Channel Headset $39.97 @ Amazon
Other LEDdess Full Kit RGB LED Strip Computer Lighting via Magnet with 24 key Remote Controller for Desktop Computer Case Mid Tower Full Tower (5050 SMD 2pcs 18leds 30cm, R Series) … $15.80 @ Amazon
Other Redragon K552 KUMARA LED Rainbow Backlit Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Small Mechanical Gamers Keyboard 87 Key Metal Computer USB Gaming Keyboard for PC Quiet Cherry MX Blue Equivalent (White Version) $38.99 @ Amazon
Other some fans Purchased
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1002.26
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-04-12 15:11 EDT-0400

Forum Topic "Why is my PC not working"

vagabond139 5 Builds 1 point 6 days ago

What do you mean put the windows 10 installer on it?

Forum Topic "Heavily modded skyrim remastered build. 1080p 60fps high settings $500 tower."

vagabond139 5 Builds 1 point 6 days ago

TL:DR its old (from 2010 so nearly 10 years old) and it uses a old design that isn't suitable for modern parts and it lacks some safety protection so its a bad PSU choice.

Forum Topic "PC for playing CS:GO"

vagabond139 5 Builds 1 point 6 days ago

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Pentium Gold G5400 3.7 GHz Dual-Core Processor $79.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI - H310I PRO Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard $87.48 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Patriot - Viper Elite 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-2666 Memory $44.99 @ Amazon
Storage Team - L5 LITE 3D 240 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $28.99 @ Newegg
Video Card Sapphire - Radeon RX 570 4 GB PULSE Video Card $129.99 @ Newegg
Case Fractal Design - Node 202 HTPC Case $59.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair - SF 450 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular SFX Power Supply $89.98 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $521.31
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-04-12 03:59 EDT-0400

You don't need a super high end rig for CS:GO

Forum Topic "my first pc build"

vagabond139 5 Builds 2 points 6 days ago

The Evga BR has no reviews out for it. Its quality and performance are unknown.

Forum Topic "Heavily modded skyrim remastered build. 1080p 60fps high settings $500 tower."

Forum Topic "Heavily modded skyrim remastered build. 1080p 60fps high settings $500 tower."

vagabond139 5 Builds 2 points 6 days ago

The M12II/S12II is not a good PSU and it is not suited for modern builds due to being group regulated. It lacks OTP and OCP protection, it doesn't support C6/C7 power states, and as I mentioned earlier it is group regulated which means during crossload the 5V rail or the 12V rail could get quite ugly or even go out of spec. Plus its known to be a loud PSU. It was a good PSU choice in 2010 but it days have passed. Just like you shouldn't use a GTX 470 anymore you really shouldn't use this anymore. Its not a flaming turd that will burn down your house and murder your family but its far from good, and not reliable due to missing protections.

Farther info

It lacks crucial safety protections

https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/power-supplies-101,4193-21.html

Its doesn't support low power states although its is pennies amounts saved so it is just icing on top of the cake.

It is group regulated which means that it can't out put its full power on the 12V rail and the 12V/5V rail uses one coil and when the load isn't balance e.g high load on one and low on the other aka crossload it has a very hard time regulating voltage which means that voltage regulation on the 12V and 5V can get ugly or even out spec if you push the PSU hard enough.

https://www.techpowerup.com/articles/overclocking/psu/160/5

Forum Topic "Pc upgrade"

vagabond139 5 Builds 1 point 6 days ago

What is the build for?

Forum Topic "Best PC for 200-250$"

vagabond139 5 Builds 1 point 7 days ago

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Athlon 200GE 3.2 GHz Dual-Core Processor $49.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock - B450M-HDV Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $68.78 @ Amazon
Memory Patriot - 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $41.90 @ Amazon
Storage Team - L5 LITE 3D 240 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $28.99 @ Newegg
Case DIYPC - MA01-G MicroATX Mini Tower Case $23.95 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair - VS 450 W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply $39.97 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $253.48
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-04-12 01:16 EDT-0400

Pretty similar to Nullarc build expect I have dual channel. This is really the only way to make a build (at least a relatively good one) at this budget so you aren't going to see a lot of variation in parts in peoples partlists.

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