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Is my gaming PC ready for 1440p streaming with NVIDIA's Ampere GPUs?

Question by Caleb from United States | Answered by Tyler Bernath | Video Cards | Fri, Jul 31 2020 9:40 PM CDT

Hello!

I'm thinking of upgrading my PC once the new RTX cards drop. I currently have an Intel Core i7 7700k, ASUS ROG Maximus Hero VII, 16GB DDR4 3600 dual-channel memory, 500GB Samsung 850 Evo SSD, and EVGA 650 80+gold PSU in my build.

I'd like to know if I would need to upgrade anything to stream in 1080p or possibly 1440p as I have a Dell 2716DGR monitor as my primary display. I want to maintain a stable 120 and up FPS. Would upgrading the GPU to the "3090" be enough, or do I need to do more upgrades?

Why am I experiencing gaming controller input lag on my iBuyPower PC?

Question by Chris from United States | Answered by Tyler Bernath | Computer Systems | Sun, Jul 26 2020 4:25 PM CDT

Hello!

I used to stream fine when I first got my pre-built iBuyPower PC. Now when I record video or go live while gaming, I feel input delay on my controller, but I play wired. I was considering upgrading RAM, but IDK if that will fix it on its own.

My specs:

  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070
  • Intel Core i7-9700K
  • 16GB DDR4 RAM

Which replacement CPU cooler will fit the HP Omen Obelisk gaming PC?

Question by Jimmy from United Kingdom (Great Britain) | Answered by Tyler Bernath | Cases, Cooling & PSU | Sun, Jul 19 2020 5:50 PM CDT

Hello! Can you please help me? I've tried asking for advice from HP, who recommended a couple of CPU coolers, which have not fit. I have an HP Omen Obelisk 875-0056NA equipped with an RTX 2060, 16GB of memory, and a Core i7 9700F CPU.

I want to replace the 92mm heat sink cooler with a similar CPU air cooler 92mm with heat pipes, as a straight swap without taking off the opposite side panel or motherboard. Thank you in anticipation.

Should I keep my current gaming PC and upgrade or buy something else?

Question by Angel from Slovenia | Answered by Tyler Bernath | Computer Systems | Thu, Jul 16 2020 8:08 PM CDT

Hi there! I'm running an i5-6400, GTX 1050 Ti with 8GB of a single channel memory. I've been keeping an eye on some local deals. My question for you guys is, what should my game plan be? Do I keep my current PC and add a GTX 1070 (there's one selling for $180) or sell it and get one of the systems listed below?

  • Core i7-2600, GTX 980, 8GB RAM (DDR3) $500
  • Core i5-4570, GTX 970, 8GB RAM (DDR3) $315
  • Core i5-2500K, GTX 1060 3GB, 16gb RAM (DDR3) $340
  • Core i5-3570, R9 280X, 8GB RAM (DDR3) $200

Thank you for any given help.

Is my PC good for games like Valorant, Destiny 2, LoL, and others?

Question by Andre from Austria | Answered by Tyler Bernath | Computer Systems | Mon, Jul 13 2020 7:35 PM CDT

Hello,

I would like to buy a new PC and wanted to make sure that my PC can do the whole thing. Can I use an AMD Ryzen 5 3600, MSI MPG X570 Gaming Plus, and MSI GeForce RTX 2060 Ventus XS 6G to play games like Valorant, Rainbow Six Siege, League of Legends, Destiny 2, Warframe and stream?

I also have 2x 8GB RAM, a 500GB SSD, a 3TB HDD, and a Game Max RGB850 850W.

Any tips for overclocking my Intel Core i7 8700K processor?

Question by Mathew from United States | Answered by Tyler Bernath | CPUs, Chipsets & SoCs | Sun, Jul 12 2020 3:37 PM CDT

I have been thinking about overclocking my CPU, but I've never done it and don't know if it's worth it.

My current system is a z390 gaming plus, 8700K, 32GB RAM, and ASUS ROG Strix 2070. I currently use it for gaming and streaming, but would like to move into music and video production in the future. I want to get the most out of this chip before considering an upgrade.

Thoughts?

What CPU and GPU for a solid experience in Flight Simulator 2020?

Question by Charles from United States | Answered by Tyler Bernath | Video Cards | Tue, Jul 7 2020 4:45 PM CDT

I am in the process of building a computer mostly for video editing. However, I also would like to use it for Flight Simulator 2020 when it's released with very high resolution / detail.

I will be using an AMD Ryzen 5 3600 processor, with either 32 or 64 gigs of RAM. For the GPU, I am considering an AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT. Will that be a powerful enough GPU for Flight Sim 2020? Is 64GB of memory overkill? Thanks.

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