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  1. Syribo

    Upgrading PC for gaming and streaming

    Yeah we don’t have that anywhere I don’t think. I believe it came with a bracket, but I think you need to get an updated one for the newer gens anyway? At this point I’m hoping the stock cooler will be suffice. I was looking at some of the good air coolers it there, he prefers those over AIOs...
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    Upgrading PC for gaming and streaming

    Ohhh dear.. okay I think I am going with that motherboard and that RAM for the extra cost haha. It ships from Canada so the shipping is actually less anyway... There! I did it! I bought it all, finally haha. Thank you so much for all the help! I’m super excited and it’s not even my computer...
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    Upgrading PC for gaming and streaming

    Ohh I was looking at the Gigabyte mobos. I always instinctively go towards MSI only because that’s what I used for my Q6600, 4690K and now my 9700K haha. I was looking at this one possibly https://www.newegg.ca/msi-mpg-x570-gaming-edge-wifi/p/N82E16813144261 I also picked out an MSI for his...
  4. Syribo

    Upgrading PC for gaming and streaming

    Wait, are the B450 Max and B550 Max boards eventually able to support Zen 3?! I didn’t think they were..l but if I’m reading correctly, the Max boards can with a bios flash eventually?!
  5. Syribo

    Upgrading PC for gaming and streaming

    I thought about shipping too... but customs would force us to pay the sales tax :( Sad times with the border closed! We definitely want to go with an x570 but man I am having a hard time picking one out... why does it feel like there’s so many reviews of so many issues with all of them? Then...
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    Upgrading PC for gaming and streaming

    If we had a second complete setup, going with a capture card would definitely be the best option. But we are lacking a ton of parts we need for that haha. Hmm I’m having a hard time choosing a motherboard. I see the cheaper MSI option but it looks like it’s had a ton of reviews complaining...
  7. Syribo

    Upgrading PC for gaming and streaming

    Yeah that definitely sounds like a good idea haha. Then he can go with a better motherboard, and hopefully RAM :) I'm trying to decide on RAM now. I've heard Ryzen really shines when paired with faster RAM, but I'm not sure what constitutes as better than average speed. Is 3200 pretty standard...
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    Upgrading PC for gaming and streaming

    I'm curious, I just realized the 3700x is a lot cheaper than the 3800x and seem to be around the same in performance, is that right? I'm thinking he should just go for the 3700x for $399CAD right now. Would there be much of a difference in actually spending the money on getting a 3800x instead?
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    Upgrading PC for gaming and streaming

    Yes! The g0! That chip was amazing! I do have a Arctic Freezer 120 for my 9700K.. so I think it’s decent enough for OCing. I never upgraded to something bigger yet. I’ll have to checkout that overclocking tool. My husband doesn’t really care to OC, but I always loved it and would definitely...
  10. Syribo

    Upgrading PC for gaming and streaming

    Ahhh. See, back with my Q6600 (That chip overclocked like a champ, good times) and my 4690K I manually overclocked as high as I could. But I haven’t even manually overclocked my 9700K yet, I just do the simple one my mobo does itself haha. Eventually I would like to OC it again myself.. and...
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    Upgrading PC for gaming and streaming

    We definitely will watch out for sales! Do you have any recommendations for a good motherboard to pair with that? Wouldn’t mind getting a better one he can continue to use down the line. I know nothing about AMD motherboards haha.
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    Upgrading PC for gaming and streaming

    He does stream with one webcam as well. I can’t even see all of the exact settings he uses as he’s on a military tasking for another week, but he’s been using Streamlabs. Although I don’t think he uses NVENC. I’m not sure if we ever tried that, actually. The games that give him the most issues...
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    Upgrading PC for gaming and streaming

    Really?! Haha I was not expecting that. I’m not sure what it is then, but my 9700K 1080 combo runs a lot better than his setup when streaming many things. I did not think the GPU would be the culprit. If anything, perhaps the slower RAM in addition to the CPU. I even just recently reformatted...
  14. Syribo

    Upgrading PC for gaming and streaming

    My husband is planning to upgrade from his current CPU/mobo/RAM and I’m looking for some advice. He currently is running a 7600K, 16GB Crucial Ballistix LT DDR4-2400 RAM, and MSI Z270 Gaming 5 mobo (Paired with a 1080ti) He games a ton on it, and also streams to Twitch. His current setup has...
  15. Syribo

    Wondering if I made the right choice still.

    Haha yeah, it feels like it's somehow gotten worse since the last time I upgraded. Or even the first time I built, back in 2008, with my Q6600. And with the 4690K, I don't remember hearing people say "Oh that's a waste, the new consoles are going to be more powerful than that processor next...
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    Wondering if I made the right choice still.

    After five years I finally decided it was time to update my PC. My 4690K has held up well, and is actually still very useable. But after having to stop at micro center for something else this week.. I decided to update on impulse. I ended up with a 9600K, MSI Gaming Plus Mobo and 16gb of crucial...
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    Can't decide the best avenue for upgrade.

    Yeah the update bug really does suck. I've been lucky in that it hasn't gotten me bad over the years. I mean, I had my Q6600 build from 2008 until 2014 when I built the 4690K system. I just felt almost "bad" going from a 980ti to a 1070, which is why I was thinking about the 1080.. but really...
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    Can't decide the best avenue for upgrade.

    4690K 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3 RAM MSI Gaming 5 Motherboard EVGA SuperNOVA G2 750W PSU My PC has been serving me well for just about four years now. Everything was decent until my 980 ti bit the dust. Sent it in to MSI back in April, and finally 10 days ago they get back to me and say they have no...
  19. Syribo

    Piecing together a build for my nephew.

    Monitor doesn't have either. After going to multiple Best Buys and Microcenter, checking every store, and everyone was out of stock on 1070s... we just lucked out. Newegg just got in some MSI 1070 Gaming X's for $479.99 (No tax for us either), so we grabbed one :) Now just to pick another...
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    Piecing together a build for my nephew.

    He'll mainly be using a headset he has. Don't think he has speakers. Man, I still use my good old trust Z-5500's myself haha. Bought those back in 2008 when [H] helped me put together my first build ever.
  21. Syribo

    Piecing together a build for my nephew.

    Ohh The Arctic Liquid Freezer 120 is still only $68 on Amazon with Prime... I'm gonna grab it for him myself, as my late Christmas gift to him haha. So that knocks a bit off his total price and brings it closer to $1400 :) I took your advice, my father bought him the PSU from Amazon for...
  22. Syribo

    Piecing together a build for my nephew.

    Ohh I'll check them on Amazon. This kid is hassling me to get all this, like he legit wants to run to Microcenter yesterday to get everything haha. Can't say I blame him.. I remember doing the same thing! The case seems pretty nice, especially for the price. I've never ever built in a Mid-tower...
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    Piecing together a build for my nephew.

    Ohh. I'm still looking through the Newegg bundles. But I also pieced this together, all in stock at our Microcenter. And for exactly $1500. Wonder how this would all be? $189.99 i5-7600K $124.99 MSI Gaming M3 Motherboard $164.99 Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 16GB 2 x 8GB DDR4-2400 $139.99 Crucial...
  24. Syribo

    Piecing together a build for my nephew.

    Well if not going with Microcenter, which I would rather do, I was looking at: 8600K CM Hyper 212 Evo (Although I'd rather an AIO water cooler) MSI Gaming Plus mobo Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 16GB Samsung 850 EVO 500GB SSD EVGA 1070 NZXT S340 EVGA SuperNOVA G2 750w Windows 10 Comes out to...
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    Piecing together a build for my nephew.

    Yeah this is way better than 3 years ago when I had a budget of $1000 for myself haha. Although I'm still somehow having trouble keeping it from going over $1500 after including NY Sales Tax in there.
  26. Syribo

    Piecing together a build for my nephew.

    My nephew has been saving up for a while from his various jobs, and finally wants a decent gaming desktop. So I'm going to put it together for him. PC will be primarily for gaming only. Competitive gaming, shooters, etc. His budget is $1500 USD, tax and shipping included. We live on Long Island...
  27. Syribo

    New Build for Canadian Friend

    EDIT: He did tell me he could up his budget to $2500CAD if it would help, and if it's a smart idea to upgrade from his current PC. Currently having trouble piecing together a computer for my friend in Ontario, Canada. It seems like the prices on video cards especially are incredibly inflated...
  28. Syribo

    Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands

    Oh man, the game was so messed up for me right at release... Like, 30FPS on low settings, on a 980ti, at 1080p. With constant freezing and stuttering. It was literally unplayable. Then that first patch they did, for issues with performance on quad-core processors, completely changed the game...
  29. Syribo

    Quality of Life Upgrade for PC

    Leave it to a woman to make everything complicated, eh? lmao. I just need a bigger USB drive. Mine isn't big enough for Windows :'(
  30. Syribo

    Quality of Life Upgrade for PC

    Hahahaha. Since I don't have a Win 10 CD, and my freaking USB drive isn't big enough for the setup, I wonder if the Recovery option "Reset this PC" and doing "Remove everything" works well in Win 10. That seems like a really easy way of doing a clean install now, but not quite sure how it works...
  31. Syribo

    Quality of Life Upgrade for PC

    It's in the process of updating now, and I'm so nervous staring at the screen lmao. I'm a huge wuss. Oh thank God it worked. So now I just have to back up my stuff and do a clean install of Windows 10. Ew.
  32. Syribo

    Quality of Life Upgrade for PC

    Yeah I made the mistake of Googling it and finding a bunch of people that had their board bricked by doing the Live Update BIOS update haha. Maybe I'll do the M-Flash one with a USB drive. I haven't done this since the P7N problems, although somehow never bricked that annoying thing.. can't even...
  33. Syribo

    Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands

    Yeah, one of my friends didn't play on hard difficulty and beat the game ridiculously fast. My friend and I have been playing on Extreme, being as stealthy as possible, and we're barely through like 5% of the crime boss missions, but have been having a blast. Also doing all the side missions...
  34. Syribo

    Quality of Life Upgrade for PC

    The funny thing is, I just believed this is how everything should run on this hardware haha. But when my best friend with his non overclocked 3470K and 970 has better performance in some games than me..... that's when I finally had to make a post about it lol. Well, he can't run, let's say...
  35. Syribo

    Quality of Life Upgrade for PC

    LMAO. I truly don't have a literal pair, or a figurative pair. I'm a wuss. I think I have PTSD from that first build, and that P7N board. I just did a quick arcade match in Overwatch, CPU for Overwatch alone was at 90% lol. My GPU usage is always around 50%. Maybe if I push it too far and...
  36. Syribo

    Quality of Life Upgrade for PC

    I'm literally terrified lmao. I just checked and I'm only at the 1.4 BIOS ...but damn, it scares me. Last time I flashed a bios was my MSI P7N Diamond board, which I had a ridiculous amount of issues with, but managed to never brick the board at least. I'm just so terrified I'll brick the board...
  37. Syribo

    Quality of Life Upgrade for PC

    The only other thing I wondered about was my mobo bios. I know it's extremely out of date, but I always doubted that could really affect my performance much. I am just terrified of BIOS flashing haha so I never wanted to do it.
  38. Syribo

    Quality of Life Upgrade for PC

    I might try that this week. The last time I did a clean install of Windows.... I can't even remember. I have four other drives in the PC, so backing up games and other important stuff is pretty easy. And yeah, if I want to get a steady 144fps, at 1080p, everything has to be on low :( my gpu...
  39. Syribo

    Quality of Life Upgrade for PC

    Welp, my PC has been running fine all day with the overclock, stress testing and about 6 hours straight of Wildlands running. One thing, when I increased the RAM to 1833mhz, should I have messed with the timings? I didn't increase the ram all the way to 2133mhz because I was scared haha. I...
  40. Syribo

    Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands

    Haha basically. Wildlands is basically a co-op Far Cry. It's what I wanted from Far Cry 4 as far as the co-op goes... since the entire game is able to be done in co-op, and not just a few missions. For Honor made me throw my controller across the room, and NO game has ever driven me to that...
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