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l33tmaniac last won the day on May 17 2017

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  1. l33tmaniac

    [PC] Ask The Experts Thread

    I've swapped out the Motherboard for the ASRock one that you recommended. And increased SSD storage to 500gigs (Samsung860 EVO). A few more doubts. 1. I can save a decent amount by going for 2600X. Unless I am into video editing or real-time rendering, would 2700X really be overkill? Assuming, I decide to go with 2700X/2600X, are the stock coolers good enough? 2. If I have difficulty getting the new Cooler Master NR600, is the MasterBox MB520 good enough? 3. Is a gold-rated 650W PSU better than a silver-rated 750W one? I did read about peak performance under load being better for gold rated ones, but just curious if it really makes that much of a difference. 4. If I choose to pick up online, would ITDepot be fine?
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    [PC] Ask The Experts Thread

    Thanks, Alpha. I am not sure if I'll be overclocking. Been long since I've dabbled with anything on the PC, but I wouldn't say that I'd never do it. Will check out the two MSI/ASRock boards. Worth going for an i5 9600k instead of this? Really thought about going the Intel way, but 6 cores seem to be on the lower end. And not very future proof and i7 is way more expensive. I am moving to Hyderabad soon (from Chennai). I am not really sure about where to buy there. Most probably online (IT Depot). Any suggestions?
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    [PC] Ask The Experts Thread

    Does this look like a good rig? Wanted to buy at the end of the year, but may end up buying in the next 3 months. So did a little bit of catching up. Been away from the PC scene for far too long. Looking at good framerates on 1440p. And something that should last me ~2/3 years. PCPartPicker part list: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/sjx3YT CPU: AMD - Ryzen 7 2700X 3.7 GHz 8-Core Processor Motherboard: Asus - ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING ATX AM4 Motherboard Memory: Crucial - Ballistix Elite 16 GB (2x8GB) Storage: Western Digital - Blue 250 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive Storage: Western Digital - Blue 2 TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive Video Card: MSI - GeForce RTX 2070 8 GB Video Card Case: Cooler Master - MasterBox MB520 RGB ATX Mid Tower Case Power Supply: Corsair - CXM 750 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit
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    Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

    When does the embargo lift?
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    The Google Gaming Thread

    I understand that you are excited mate. But 60fps is good only if you get all the frames delivered to your device (cue - network transfers). A lot of games are notorious for judders and improper frame pacing. You add additional network latency to existing problems it can get extremely frustrating.
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    The Google Gaming Thread

    This is additional stream latency over your input lag right? The difference between Netflix, Spotify etc is that a user is not constantly interacting with the service. Way different when compared to games.
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    The Google Gaming Thread

    I agree on the cost front. But for long time gamers, the experience matters as much. So for first timers and for casual gamers, its great. But I don't see myself playing Super Meat Boy or Celeste on this this service.
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    The Google Gaming Thread

    Will the games be anywhere close to being responsive as something played locally? I am very pessimistic about the streaming approach honestly. This will probably reduce the barrier for gaming and democratize it. But I am not sure if the experience is going to be anywhere close to a regular setup.
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    Protect PS4 from power cuts and surge.

    If you plan on upgrading to a PS4 Pro, make sure you switch to a 1100VA one. My 600VA APC UPS couldn't power my 55 inch tv and ps4 pro when it was on full load.
  10. https://www.news18.com/news/tech/pubg-mobile-ban-rajkot-police-arrests-6-more-for-playing-the-battle-royale-game-during-a-ban-2067531.html What's our country getting to. 🤦‍♂️
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    Halo: The Master Chief Collection

    Bought the game from CeX a few weeks back Also have 1-month Game Pass coupon that I haven't used. Will use it when Reach launches. Played Halo 1 on PC long back (I guess about 15 years ago) and haven't played a Halo game since. Let's see what the hype is all about.
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    [PC] Ask The Experts Thread

    Wrong place to ask, but you can. As long as it is a physical voucher
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    [PC] Ask The Experts Thread

    Gotcha! Thanks.
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    [PC] Ask The Experts Thread

    @ALPHA17 If I were to buy a PC in the next 3 months and add on the graphic card/monitor a bit later down the line, can you suggest a build? I want to split the purchase into two.
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    [PC] Ask The Experts Thread

    Hey guys, it's a bit early to ask this but I'm planning on building a new 1440p gaming ready PC by the end of the year. What should be a good price point if I were to build everything from scratch? Will have to start saving up accordingly 😬 I've been away from the PC gaming scene for quite a bit now. If you give me a rough spec/components that I should be planning for with the current prices, that'll really help too!