Ask the Experts - Page 2
I'm in the market for a double AIO setup (using Kraken G12) and am looking at what NZXT has to offer. I've seen your review about the X62 which seems outstanding. It then baffles me that the X53 (though 40mm smaller) gets such a relatively poor review. Why is that? Is the same to be expected for the X63 (and will there be a review for this?)
Thanks in advance!
I'm building a new PC and I'm super overwhelmed by a few parts and find a few parts to be really tough to figure out what to buy.
Case fans, AIO cooler, and RAM. The rankings/benchmarks for them seem all over the place and I'm having a hard time figuring out what's "the best" to go with.
I'm buying a 2080 Ti and i9-9900k with an ASUS Maximus XI motherboard, but I can't seem to find any resource as to what I should do as far as the other parts I listed above. Does TweakTown have any dropdown rankings or maybe any recommendations as to these parts?
I have an XPS laptop with a PM961 NVMe 256GB drive, but need to replace it with a 1TB size drive. I would like the replacement to not be a regression in performance compared to the original, but most premium PCIe 3.0 SDDs are costly.
Can I replace it with PCIe 4.0 drive and expect to see benchmarks equal or better than the original?
What is the best/fastest mesh network?
I just bought an Orbi Pro, however, I am hearing there are better solutions out there?
I currently have a GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3P with four 2GB PC2-6400 DDR2 800MHz memory modules and a Core 2 Quad Q6600 processor in an LGA 775 socket. What would be the best way to improve my speed? Replace the CPU with a faster one? Replace the memory with faster memory?
If you were going to purchase an add-on sound card for a new PC build, would you choose an EVGA Nu Pro card, a Creative AE-7, or a Creative AE-9?
Hi, is there any reason some PC games unexpectedly exit to desktop without any error when I'm using my DDR4 RAM's XMP settings?
The following games are running forever with no overclock, but exits randomly when the RAM is OC-ed to D.O.C.P. settings: GTA 5, all the Battlefield games. I have no issues with Counter Strike, Rocket League, any Far Cry, etc. Also works perfectly with video editing software when it's OC'ed.
I am looking to upgrade my current rig and am trying to future proof it. My first purchase will be the power supply. The new rig will be an AMD build, most likely a Ryzen 5 2600x, 16GB of DDR4 memory and I'm hoping to upgrade the graphics to a 1070 Ti as well.
My question would be regarding the PSU... what should I buy? I'm also kind of on a budget, but I would like a semi or fully modular, budget is about $80 USD.
Kind Regards, Peter
I have had a BPX NVMe SSD for some time, but only recently noticed the temperatures. I'm averaging around 66c and reaching 77c maximum, should I worry about keeping it cool? Should I install a heat sink?
The SSD is currently placed between the CPU cooler and the GPU, could temperatures drop down if I place it directly under the GPU?
I bought my AMD Ryzen 7 3900x and GIGABYTE x570 Aorus Elite yesterday. Searching for the best memory, I was told that the sweet spot is 3600 CL16. I found a decent deal on a G Skill Trident Z Neo RGB, but found the people saying that the sub timings suck.
So, I'm wondering, how much of a difference do the sub timings make? Does using an XMP harm the memory or CPU?