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2 ：Anonymous：2021/03/07 14:00ID: gq3icbr
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What's the absolute smallest case that can conceivably fit a 240mm radiator? I want to make a tiny build, as in tiny enough to realistically put in a backpack, and want to see how much I can cram in.
Might not be the simplest of questions however I'm stumped on what to try next. I've had an issue with my audio for the past year while playing games, talking to people on discord or even watching videos both my audio and mic cut out. After a few seconds my audio comes back however my mic doesn't. I've noticed that right before it happens I hear a popping noise. From start up I hear an almost static like sound from all audio sources including Bluetooth. I Uninstallerld and reinstalled audio drivers multiple times, even went as far as reinstalling windows (another issue occurred before that) any idea what might cause it?
HI, im looking to upgrade mi laptop because i need it urgently i dont know when this one will die, but has a lot of problems now it has his years with a geforce 920m, but i see that the market is a mess right now and prices fluctuate too much, my budget is around 1400euro and i'm eyeing some like 144hz 300nits 72%NTCS/17,3/1TB SSD/16gb RAM/RTX 2070 or 2070 super because thats the best i can find for around that price after 4/5weeks observing I will buy one in less than a week but i dont know if im doing right?? is the above mentioned specs worth 1400 ? or should i gritt my teeth and hold for some weeks more?
So i have recently changed my case and upgraded my CPU and MB to a ryzen5 3600 and msi b550m pro. My pc posts to the bios then after 5ish seconds it restarts, and continues this loop till it stops outputting video. Anyone know what is causing this and how to fix?
Does the issue happen if you don't plug any storage drive, notably drives with an OS installed ?
Can you boot on an OS or a USB installer at all ?
This is why you should always try this BEFORE you put stuff into the case.......
Try restarting after each step.
- can you stay in the bios? Are all ssd, hdd, ram listed as they should? And what bios number are you on?
- remove all other stuff (mouse, even keyboard, soundcard, speakers, printer etc)
- check your EZ debug LEDs on the mobo (google your manual from the MSI site.) See how far the post gets.
- check your SSD-HDD is on the right slot or even move it to another slot or port
- try reinserting your ram sticks in slot 2 and 4 or even only 1 ram stick
(esp if the EX bug says ram error, but most likely it would not reach bios then)
- remove the power and Clear CMOS button on the motherboard, wait 1 minute
- try reinstalling new bios, put the bios on a USB drive, and hit ctrl + f5 during startup (manual page 43 in English), follow the installation.
- If your GPU, PSU, RAM worked before - most likely they still work. Ram should also be compatible.... but are they on the vendor list?
- is your CPU connected correctly? Fan
- GPU connected with proper power...
it sucks to go through all but hey.... that how it is...
4 ：Anonymous：2021/03/07 14:42ID: gq3m96u
How do I set up a mobile alert to notify me when GPU restocks are up, for multiple first point of sale retailers (meaning they'll be at MSRP)?
I know even this it's a quickest finger to actually get one, but I think just being notified is the only way I'll have a shot at one.
if you use discord there are dozens of servers that send out automatic alerts for stock.
5 ：Anonymous：2021/03/07 17:32ID: gq45d9p
Should I spend 10-20 dollars more for 3600mHz RAM over 3200 on a gaming pc?
If you're on AMD, 3600 is the sweet spot but 3200 is fine
If you're on intel, 3000/2933 is good.
Depending on the respective timings for both kits, as well as what processor you're thinking of getting, that would get you a very slight boost to CPU performance, in the +2-5% range.
Whether that's worth it to you is up to you.
Before you spend the extra money, make sure that
you can actually run RAM at 3600MHz on your CPU/motherboard
the money wouldn't be better utilized elsewhere. Say in a better GPU, more storage, etc...
6 ：Anonymous：2021/03/07 18:39ID: gq4ev94
I’m not sure what, if any, anti virus software will be on my computer when it arrives tomorrow.
I’m not familiar with this stuff at all. Is a subscription to something like Norton or Mcafee a must have or would one of the free ones you can find online work just as well. I want to protect my computer, of course, but if I can do so for free or less money I’d rather go that route, but only if it works.
Windows Defender that should come standard with Windows 10 is plenty of security. Those subscriptions like Norton or Mcafee are generally a scam.
7 ：Anonymous：2021/03/08 06:18ID: gq6o4w9
How tight should the standoff screws be? I currently have them tightened until I met considerable resistance.
Thats enough, no real need to overtighten them.
8 ：Anonymous：2021/03/07 14:41ID: gq3m49g
I have 3 asus routers that I will be setting up as in a mesh.
Currently I have an AC dual band and an AC Triband. The triband is connected to the modem because the second 5.0 ghz band is used as a mesh backbone.
I have a new AX dual band router to add to the mix.
My question is do I connect the dual band ax or the triband ac to the modem?
Mind you, I only have my iPhone that is a WiFi 6 device.
ASUS says to use the one with the most features to connect to the modem, so probably the triband
9 ：Anonymous：2021/03/07 16:16ID: gq3wduq
Are there any reasonably priced motherboards that are ready for a Ryzen 5 5600x? I've found some motherboards that support the CPU, but they require a bios update which I can't do. Also, my PSU has an 8-pin connector for the CPU slot, since I saw some motherboards have a 4-pin connector I figured I'd mention it.
Any help is greatly appreciated.
There are no motherboard that are natively compatible with Ryzen 5000 chips. The latest series of AM4 boards, X570, B550 and A520 all came out before the Ryzen 5000 series, therefore they all require a BIOS version newer than their earliest to function with those chips.
Depending on what exact sample you receive, you might get a motherboard which has already been updated in factory. We're long enough after the release of the Ryzen 5000 that such boards should start to hit the shelves. But there's no guarantee this way.
Some retailers can tell you the status of the BIOS of their boards if you ask, and some even offer to update the BIOS before dispatching the board, usually for a small fee.
Otherwise, there are plenty of motherboards where you can update the BIOS even without an already compatible CPU, which bypasses the issue entirely : search for motherboards support the BIOS Flashback feature.
I know all of MSI's B550/X570 line-up has it. Several Asus boards have that feature as well. A few Gigabyte boards too (they call it "Q Flash Plus"). I haven't checked other brands.
i built my first comp in nov, and i was able to easily update the bios on my msi b550 gaming wifi board, there is a usb at the back of the comp at the top where you put in a usb stick with the latest bios for that board called MSI.ROM, and then you press the bios update button beside it, very easy, you only need motherboard and power supply hooked up in your comp to update your bios.
10 ：Anonymous：2021/03/07 16:37ID: gq3yt5e
What is the opinion of 1080ti users like my self on future games , My system which also has an i7 7700k didn't do so well when cyber punk came out I understand that this game is unoptimized right now. But I felt it was the game to tell me to upgrade maybe that was a placebo effect. I'm in no rush to get a new gpu ofc in the world were in but new games are coming and I think I'll be using low settings rather then medium to high settings with the 1080ti
The 1080Ti is still a very potent GPU, but of course it depends on what your performance expectations are, in terms of resolution, framerate and settings.
While it can still serve at 4K, expecting 4K60FPS on high settings in the latest demanding games is a pipe dream for example. 1440p60FPS is a lot more manageable for the most part.
11 ：Anonymous：2021/03/07 17:59ID: gq48yad
I repair computers. I backup customer data with a 1TB WD My Passport portable HDD. I am ready to upgrade to faster storage. The most data I have ever backup up was a few hundred GBs. I was thinking that the best option for me would be a 2TB Samsung T5 portable SSD. Samsung has a stellar reputation. 2TB would mean I don't likely have to worry about ever not having enough space. But maybe it's overkill for me and I should get the 1TB and save some moolah.
What do you think?
get the 1tb and move on.
12 ：Anonymous：2021/03/07 18:11ID: gq4asoc
What will the next $200 gpu be? A 3050?
No one knows at this point. And given how easily Nvidia and AMD sell their higher-end (=higher-margin) parts currently, they don't exactly have many incentives to release newer, cheaper parts for now.
That will probably happen eventually, but there's no telling when, at what price exactly, and what kind of performance uplift it'll offer over the "current" ~$200-ish GPUs.
13 ：Anonymous：2021/03/07 18:19ID: gq4byzb
I’m getting a new gaming pc in the mail tomorrow. It will be the first PC I’ve ever owned that doesn’t have a media drive of any kind.
My question is: Is there a way to transfer software from my old computer, stuff that came on discs, to my new computer or will I need to now buy digital versions of those programs. Stuff like Microsoft Office (mostly for Word) that I’ve still got the discs and the activation codes for.
I’m not a tech minded person (as you have probably already guessed), so sorry if this is a simple or stupid question to most of you.
Thank you for any help!
You could buy a cheap DVD drive that's powered by USB for that.
14 ：Anonymous：2021/03/07 18:31ID: gq4dqdq
What are some good pc temp monitoring programs?
Simple, lightweight tools to leave in the background to check later : HWInfo, OpenHWMonitor
Complete monitoring program which will let you check temps (and many more interesting points of data) in an overlay while in game : MSI Afterburner.
15 ：Anonymous：2021/03/07 18:47ID: gq4g1er
Went no RGB for my new build only to realize I can’t really see the parts at all. Any recommendations for some inside lighting, preferably white?
tons of choices on amazon, there isn't a real difference between LED strips.
16 ：Anonymous：2021/03/07 18:55ID: gq4h916
If I'll be using Intel UHD 630 graphics should I use HDMI or DisplayPort? I read that the integrated graphics use HDMI 1.4 and DisplayPort 1.2. Also I won't be gaming but I'll be making simple 2D games.
Use whichever connection lets you use the monitor you want at the resolution/refresh rate that you want.
If for example you have a 1080p60Hz panel, there is zero difference between HDMI and DP.
If you want to drive a higher resolution and/or higher refresh rate display, you might have to use DisplayPort to get it fully. Depends on your monitor (and your motherboard's video output capabilities).
17 ：Anonymous：2021/03/07 19:09ID: gq4j9q9
Are there any free VPN 's that are decent enough?
Most of the paid VPNs have a limited free tier for you to try, but you'll have to decide yourself what your needs are. I'm on windscribe pro, but I've used their free tier years ago and found them ok.
Remember, (with my tin foil hat firmly on), free isn't really free and you're the product.
18 ：Anonymous：2021/03/07 19:21ID: gq4l2m2
Is it bad to put back an old gpu in to your pc even if it's fixed? My GPU is a MSI rx580 and I wasn't able to boot it up with my pc. We brought it to a fixer and he says the GPU is the problem and nothing else. People tell me it's bad to put back a GPU and to just buy a new one. Should I buy a new one or fix it and is it safe to out it back in if it is fixed?
Why would it be bad ? If is the GPU is indeed faulty and that the repair shop claims they can fix it, then the card is supposed to work after that. So why not do it ? Unless they're asking an astronomical price to fix the GPU.
As for "getting a new GPU", right now that's pretty much impossible with the global GPU shortage raging on.
Do you know how they were proposing to fix it ? Do you have any details on what was wrong with it ?
Bringing a dead graphics card to life might not always be possible, and would require some serious skills and tools. Unless it's not really "dead" and the "fix" is very basic like - say - to simply clean it up.
About your "PC which didn't boot", do you have more details ?
that is bullshit. CPU and GPU do NOT degrade with time.
they either work 100.00% or NOT.
there is zero agument.
19 ：Anonymous：2021/03/07 19:28ID: gq4m2i0
Hey relativ new to PC building and I wanted to ask if I can combine a Titan X with an 1050TI. Does it Work?
If you need More informations just ask me.
If by "combine" you mean "use both to play games", then you can't do that. You need two GPUs of the same kind which support multi-GPU in games (the 1050Ti doesn't, for example).
And even if you could, multi-GPU setups are a terrible idea for multiple reason, the main one being that most games don't support that anymore. It's a dying breed.
If you want to know if you can have both in the system at once, then yes provided your motherboard and power supply are up to the task. But you'd need a very specific use case for that to make actual sense.
Hello everyone I recently bought a new gaming PC. A pre-built (yes I know) HP Omen 30L with a RTX 3090, an i9 10900k and 64GB of Ram. At the moment I use it with a standard 4K Samsung monitor that has no bells and whistles at all. It has decent colours and an acceptable response time of 4 ms. I bought it back in 2016 so I feel like I'm missing out on some features I actually would like to have, like G-Sync and a higher refresh rate. I'm eyeing with the ACER Predator XB273KGP which I could get for USD 725 incl. tax and shipping. Is this display worth it for this price? Furthermore there is some missing information about this pannel on the sellers page: is it correct that it does support G-Sync and has a latency of 1 ms grey-to-grey? I just want to be sure before I buy it.
What I'd like is a display that lasts for a long time and that does support G-Sync well since I feel like I don't need to upgrade my PC for the next 7 or 8 years. I use my display for gaming and occasional writing/university stuff (word, excel, surfing, watching YouTube videos). Thanks in advance for every help
ACER Predator XB273KGP
you are missing out in gaming and higher FPS. you should have a 144hz monitor, min.
I think the question is.... Do you want to game at 4K or 1440p (2k) and that depends on what game you play? Even the 3090 cannot really run AAA games in high FPS at 4K. And if you are happy running your games in the medium quality you might get pretty good FPS, but if you want a "High-Ultra" quality setting for a AAA game then you probably is better off with a 1440p game. If you older games, go for it, looks like a No Compromise Monitor!
Another option is an Ultra Wide Monitor in 1440p? 32:9 ....
22 ：Anonymous：2021/03/07 20:25ID: gq4uecr
Where are you guys getting all those sleeve cables?
23 ：Anonymous：2021/03/07 21:04ID: gq4zv70
I've been thinking about getting an NZXT Kraken X63 AIO for my pc. My case is a NZXT S340 Elite. I know the aio fits in the case in the front but, is there anyway I'd be able to mount it so the tubing is coming from the bottom instead of the top? Or does that matter at all?
24 ：Anonymous：2021/03/07 21:08ID: gq50fxm
If I want to build a cheap desktop PC that can max out any game at 1080p, what's a good graphics card to look into? I know AMD has some affordable options (maybe the only options at the moment), but I wasn't sure if there was a lower end NVIDIA card that could do the same thing, assuming I could find one.
that can max out any game at 1080p,
At what framerate though ?
A GTX 1030 can max out any game at 1080p, but that doesn't mean you'll get good performance doing so.
Also to be clear when you mean "maxing out", do you necessarily mean cranking everything blindly to the max ? You realize that in many (most) games, doing so is a nonsense from a performance:visuals ratio perspective, right ? Full max settings are usually overly demanding compared to smartly reducing a few settings here and there, and they barely improve visuals doing so.
Does "max out" include ray traced effects in games which support it ? This would considerably raise the GPU floor required.
All that being said, even when you provide the necessary context, the GPUs I might recommend won't mean much considering that you - probably - won't be able to buy them at the moment...
the fun weird thing is that the need to MAX out a 2021 game at 1080p is much more than 1080p in 2016. And what FPS? And what games..
Some would argue a 1080ti /2070 super is great here at high and 144fps
1080 gtx would in general work well for 140 fps
Rx 580 for medium/high and 60 fps
25 ：Anonymous：2021/03/07 21:19ID: gq5244j
I found someone on eBay selling a Dell Optiplex with an Intel i3-4150, a GTX 750Ti, 8 GB of RAM, a 120 GB SSD and a 1 TB HDD for roughly $250. What do you think, is it a good deal?
Obviously I do not intend to play the latest games at 1080p and 60fps, 720p and 30 fps is enough for me (since I already have a PS4)
Edit: the RAM is DDR3 and 1600 MHz
This would let you play most games at 720p30FPS, but I find that the price is $100-150 too high for what it is.
This is a really low-end machine. It also has a very bad upgrade path as well, being on an old platform ; and the fact it's an Optiplex might make things even harder since it might use proprietary parts.
To put things into perspective, it has overall worse gaming performance than a PS4, notably in the most recent cross-platform titles (early gen games might run better on the PC). And it costs more than a used PS4...
But ultimately you get to decide if you're comfortable paying this price given the performance you're getting. Speaking of which, you can easily check out what kind of performance to expect of this CPU/GPU combo in a given game, by looking it up on Youtube like so. If this search ends up too restrictive, only search with the GPU as it's the most likely to be the first limit*. The 750Ti being a very popular GPU, you'll find relevant results for most games easily.
* Though that old i3 and 8GB of RAM could also be an issue by themselves in recent games, even with only a 30FPS target in mind.
26 ：Anonymous：2021/03/07 22:00ID: gq57yr7
What’s it like using a G-Sync monitor? How will this improve my user experience?
Assuming you have an Nvidia GPU to take advantage of it, it reduces (or hopefully, fully removes) screen tearing without introducing input lag like Vsync would. That's it.
27 ：Anonymous：2021/03/07 22:17ID: gq5acgr
Can anyone recommend an 1151 mobo with argb under $180? I have an i5-9600 I’m trying to keep for an all white build and I’m having a TOUGH time.
That is because the options were limited to begin with and almost all of them have been discontinued.
28 ：Anonymous：2021/03/07 22:22ID: gq5b0m4
The fans of my laptop stopped working. Since the laptop is old I have already ordered a new one, but it will take a few days before it arrives.
Can I remove the chassis and use a table fan to cool the laptop and keep using it for a few more days until the new one arrives or is that a stupid idea?
I don't want to damage my ssd somehow because I need the data on it.
29 ：Anonymous：2021/03/07 22:26ID: gq5bk2r
Is rtx 2060 still a good option for high fps 1080p?
Depends what you mean by "high FPS" and what kind of games you want to play with it.
You can easily search for benchmarks in games that interest you on Youtube, to check if it's the kind of performance you'd be happy with.
That is, if you can find a RTX 2060 to purchase at all...
30 ：Anonymous：2021/03/07 22:27ID: gq5btm0
Windows 10 has an option called night light where you can reduce the blue light displayed, how do monitors play into this? I would think this has to do with more the monitor than the OS. Does this option work on all monitors?
It simply changes the color tone of the image sent to the monitor. The monitor only displays whatever the OS tells it to display.
If you wanted, you could render Windows in black and white, and the monitor hasn't got a say in this.
31 ：Anonymous：2021/03/07 23:16ID: gq5hn3c
Hello i know nothing about computers but have recently taken up genshin impact.
With a budget of $600 what would this informed community recommend i get?
P.s im also trying to teach myself to code but i figure a gaming pc should be able to handle any programs, right?
32 ：Anonymous：2021/03/07 23:18ID: gq5hufq
I have a HP Z420 (Intel Xeon CPU E5-1650 v2 3.5 GHz) with plenty of ram. What's the cheapest solution to upgrade the memory card so Microsoft Flight Simulator will run properly? I currently have a NVIDIA GeForce GT 710, which I'm pretty sure is not good enough.
CPU is generally more important, but depends on what you mean by playable. A Ryzen 5800x and an RTX 3080 will get you ~40fps up to 4k.
33 ：Anonymous：2021/03/07 23:31ID: gq5j91x
Hey, specs question-
a Ryzen 5 3600
32gb of 3000mhz Ram
and a 1080FTW
Handle running Control at 1440p with decent FPS?
Depends on the graphics settings, but generally speaking, yes.
34 ：Anonymous：2021/03/07 23:38ID: gq5k1a6
Some really dumb questions here...
If I want to upgrade my graphics card, and I'm thinking about what I need to know. This is my first attempt to upgrade, and I don't know what I'm doing, but I assume at the very least it needs to be able plug into the slot on the logic board and my power supply maybe needs to be adequate?
I have a 4 year old gaming PC with a Intel H110 motherboard. The power supply is 600W. As for the processor, I don't feel comfortable in my ability to upgrade that. It's an it, which I assume will limit what graphics card I can get, is that correct?
I think it has a PCI express slot... Like 6 of them, and I think that's what the current card (AMD Radeon RX 480) is plugged into. Can anyone recommend what I can upgrade that to? Or at least what kind of graphics cards I can look into?
It currently has eight gigs of ddr4 ram. I think I can upgrade that to a Max of 32 gigs of ddr4. I just need to buy ram that is the same speed as the current ram, right? Like 2 cards of DDR4 at 16 GB each, and 3200 MHZ (according to task manager)?
Thank you to anyone with any advice on this. It's actually my adult son's computer, and he's never upgraded anything before either, so I'm helping him. Any advice on what we should look looking for for him to buy is much, much appreciated.
Edit: I have no idea what happened to my formatting there...
Any graphics card will be compatible with your motherboard. So you don't need to worry about that.
For upgrading a GPU, you have to consider two things for compatibility. First: the case. Will the new GPU you want physically fit into the case? Second: the power supply. It needs to have enough overall wattage for all your parts (you can check using a calculator here) and the right power connectors. GPUs use PCIe power cables which come in 6, 6+2, and 8 pin varieties. What and how many you need will depend on what GPU you want to upgrade to.
Your CPU will not limit what you can upgrade to, but may prevent you from the GPU running at 100% usage - that's what's known as bottlenecking, when the CPU can't work fast enough to keep the GPU supplied with work to do. It doesn't hurt anything, it just means the GPU won't be running at 100% during some programs/games.
As far as what GPU to look into, there are two things to recognize.
First, what to get depends on your budget and goals. That is, if you want to run the latest games at 4k 60fps or if you're at 1080p and don't care if the graphics settings are low or high.
Second, we are unfortunately in the middle of a silicon shortage right now. Pretty much all GPUs are sold out. If you have a microcenter or other local computer parts shop near you, that'll probably be your best bet for finding something, but I wouldn't even hold your breath on that.
As for RAM, you have it right. To make things simple, most people recommend just getting more of whatever you already have so everything will line up easily. As long as it matches the speed, you should be good to go though.
Any GPU is good. If you swap from AMD to Nvidia, google it and consider a reinstall of Win 10.
they are all PCIE 16x
ram, you have 2 sticks. yeah, buy 2 x 8.
CPU - you could buy a used 6700k or upgrade the bios and get a used 7700k... its easy...
35 ：Anonymous：2021/03/08 00:04ID: gq5mxl7
Are there any good sites that will do custom builds?
36 ：Anonymous：2021/03/08 00:38ID: gq5qmr5
Is it fair to expect a vastly improved gaming and video editing experience going from an i7 6700hq and 960m to a 5800x and 3060?
different decade.... 400% more of all
37 ：Anonymous：2021/03/08 01:34ID: gq5wqvc
I'm confused about what a video card is? Does it contain a GPU? IS it the gpu? Sincerely, a dummy who is trying his best.
Tldr, the GPU is the graphical processing unit; it processes the calculations similarly to the CPU. The Video Card is the rest of the circuit, which translates the data.
It would be the processor on your video card. But the entire card is commonly referred to as the GPU. GPU/video card/graphics card can be used interchangeably.
video card is = GPU , in everyday talk.
technically the GPU is the term for processor inside the Video Card.
I can't plug into my DVI capture card. The border around the DVI plugs is too big to fit inside the gap. What should I do? Is cheap ThinkCentre computer so not against using a lock cutter or something to cut out the metal slots.
Are you sure it's mounted right? They're generally designed to fit right, but if it's one of those old weird proprietary ones it might just be wonky.
You could probably grab some slim adapter, but cutting the metal is easier if you're willing.
First time building a pc, I finished the build yesterday but it doesn’t turn on with the power button. I then unplugged everything off the motherboard except for the 24 pin, ram and CPU and I was able to turn it on with the screwdriver. So I know there is nothing wrong with my psu and motherboard. Would you guys know why this is happening? Would it be possible my case is defective or maybe I plugged in the wrong wires?
41 ：Anonymous：2021/03/08 04:09ID: gq6d447
I know the more powerful cards can get hotter, but are 80ish C temps normal for a 2080 super amp GPU while gaming at max/near max settings (The Witcher 3, for example)? I understand that it’s overclocked out of the box so this can lead to more heat I’m sure. I just want to make sure I don’t reduce the lifespan of the card due to the current GPU market climate.
What case and fan config do you have, thats a bit high. Do you also have a fan curve set so that fan RPM increases with GPU temp?
42 ：Anonymous：2021/03/08 04:11ID: gq6dd53
I'm looking for a 10 key that can be reprogrammed so that it won't interfere with the existing 10 key on my full size keyboard. Any help appreciated. Thanks!
43 ：Anonymous：2021/03/08 04:23ID: gq6ef30
ryzen 5600x & 5800x available now at amazon at MSRP
44 ：Anonymous：2021/03/08 04:52ID: gq6h6md
Is it worth overclocking a intel cpu?
I have a 2019 MacBook Pro 8gb ram 128 storage i5 core that goes to 1.2Ghz but on the box it says turbo boost “overclock” to 3.9 Ghz
Is it worth overclocking sometimes? If so when? And what can it improve?
Not 100% sure, but i don't think you can manually OC on a macbook
Turbo boost is automatic. It overclocks itself if it detects you're working on heavy workloads.
45 ：Anonymous：2021/03/08 04:56ID: gq6hl1j
Will I shock my components if I touch them with my hands and I’m not grounded with a wire.
Nope. It's really hard to kill your components with static. Go watch this video
46 ：Anonymous：2021/03/08 06:41ID: gq6pru4
Hello! Current mac user here getting ready to buy my first pc. Im looking for something that can run revit, autocad, and enscape for renderings (architecture major). Someone is selling a pc with the following build for $350. To my untrained eyes and after a quick google search, this seems like a good deal for the parts alone.
AMD FX8350 (8 core processor)
GEFORCE GTX 680
160GB SSD+1TB HDD
Consair 750w power supply
Fractal Design Meshify-C case with extra white front cover
it is $150 below my $500 budget which means i have that much to spend on upgrades. Is this pc a good starting point for an architecture student? Thanks!
CPU is really old. You'll want more CPU power for the kinds of applications you're going to use
The 500$ build the build section is still better value than that
47 ：Anonymous：2021/03/08 06:49ID: gq6qaxu
Im doing a bit of a PC overhaul. I'm replacing almost all my parts except for the cpu and power supply. I was thinking of buying a used i5-6600k and a used power supply and trying to sell it as a complete system. This is the part list of what would be in it