I believe it is time to upgrade my whole system build as it is now nearing the bottom of the scale for gaming, but my budget is limited to $3000. I had to modify my case to fit my GPU. I want to step up to 4K, but I know this budget doesn't allow for that. Games I like are:
My current build:
The ASUS ROG Strix B550-F Gaming motherboard indicates that RAM up to 3200MHz will run at that cycle out of the box without overclocking. Is that correct? But anything higher, e.g., 3600, would require overclocking, hopefully just by enabling DOCP, although in some cases, other parameters seem to require tweaking.
I see this referred to as the sweet spot for Ryzen, but if DOCP is disabled as the default setting, and overclocking to achieve advertised cycles can introduce instability, the lower MHz seems better, especially as the clock latency is lower at 16 as opposed to 18. The CPU would be either Ryzen 5 5600X or 5600 when it comes out.
My main requirement is for a cool, quiet, very stable system, so can you advise which Corsair non-RGB 2 x 8GB RAM would be better?
I have just built a new PC. I have an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 and an AMD Ryzen 9 5900X. I currently have a 1920x1080 Full HD 144Hz monitor 31.5". I play FPS games.
Is it worth upgrading my monitor? If so, what to? I'm unsure if I should go to 2K or 4K. Is it necessary to be 1ms? I want to keep the same size.
I am looking to buy my daughter a gaming PC, but I have no idea where to begin! I am hoping you can help me and tell me exactly what specs I need within the tower to allow the following games to run with decent graphics, no lagging - and run as a PC, where she can do homework, stream, etc.
Thank you in advance, Kaley!
Just a quick question! When gaming, do games rely on single-core performance or multi-core performance? Since I'm building an Intel gaming PC, I'm having issues choosing between a Core i5 9600K or a 10th-gen Intel Core CPU.
Also, could you check if my PC parts work well and any suggestions for better performance or upgrades?
I want to upgrade my graphics card, but I don't know where to start. Here are the specs of my PC:
I don't know where to start. Please help me!
Hey TweakTown, I'm an avid gamer and do some editing with Adobe AE and Premiere. I currently have an i7 6700k overclocked to 4.5GHz, 32GB DDR4 running @ 3400 CL 16, and an RTX 2080.
I have a decent gaming rig, but with the AMD Ryzen Zen 3 announcement around the corner + seeing what Intel can bring to the table soon, I'm torn. Do I wait until my current i7 6700k is no longer keeping up or upgrade now with prices being reasonable for an i5 10600k setup/AMD equal? All I need is a CPU and motherboard.
What would you do in my current position?
Hi team, I'm planning to build a new PC.
My question is should I buy DDR4 RAM or wait for DDR5 RAM. Is 3200MHz enough for gaming, surfing, and a little bit of editing like Photoshop and video editing? Are there any compatibility issues with either Intel or AMD CPUs? I haven't decided about which CPU should I go for.
Hi, I have a B550 motherboard (GIGABYTE B550i) and a GIGABYTE RX 5700 XT graphics card inside a custom case using a 30cm PCI-e riser cable.
The PCI-e riser cable is only gen 3.0, so I have had to set the PCIe graphics to "Gen 3.0" in BIOS (to overcome issues). My question is, can I upgrade to a PCI-e 4.0 SSD (e.g., Samsung 980 Pro) and use the SSD at PCI-e Gen 4.0 while keeping the graphics at Gen 3.0, or do I need to upgrade the riser cable to PCI-e 4.0 as well?
In other words, can the B550 chipset support graphics at PCI-e Gen 3.0 and an SSD at PCI-e Gen 4.0 at the same time? Thanks!
I am looking to purchase a mid-high tier GPU to match the upcoming AMD Ryzen 5600X CPU. My first choice was to get the AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT because the NVIDIA GeForce 2070 Super was more expensive, but is it worth considering the AMD driver issues currently, or have they been ironed out leading up to the new Navi GPUs?