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Thoughts of my Intel Core i5 9600K-based gaming PC parts list?

Question by Abdulaziz from Saudi Arabia | Answered by Tyler Bernath | Computer Systems | Sat, Aug 15 2020 4:20 PM CDT

Hello, I am new to the PC market, and I am trying to buy a gaming PC. I have chosen the PC parts that fit my budget. Can you tell me if the parts are good or not?

  • Intel Core i5 9600K
  • CM Hyper Black Edition
  • ASRock Z390 Phantom Gaming
  • EVGA RTX 2060 Super
  • 16GB Corsair Vengeance DDR4
  • Seagate Barracuda 120 500GB
  • 750W PSU

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


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


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


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.

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