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I have a G20CB prebuilt from ASUS and i've been wanting to see what I can do to upgrade it. I'm looking at changing out the GPU and RAM as I currently have a single stick of memory that's 16GB and a GTX 1080. I would like to upgrade the memory to at least 16GB dual channel and possibly the GeForce 2080 Super so I can hit 60FPS consistently at 1440p. Is my PC compatible with a 2080 Super and if so, do I have to buy an ASUS GPU? Also, what kind of RAM is compatible with my system?
I'm building a new machine and decided on the AMD Ryzen 3700X. However, I just looked and the 2700X is now $240 vs. the 3700X at $330.
I know the 2700X is enough for my computing needs however I wonder if getting the 3700X will set me up better for the future since I do some video editing work. Is it worth it with the almost $100 price difference?
Can the MSI B450M Mortar motherboard support four sticks of 8GB of DDR4-2666 memory (for a total 32GB) when paired with a Ryzen 5 3600 CPU?
Last week I built my first PC with a GIGABYTE X570 Aorus motherboard. I was able to get the machine to boot and install Windows 10 on my Corsair MP600 along with all the drivers available, but I still have an issue; my Crucial MX500 SSD isn't being detected, it does show in BIOS though.
What am I missing?
I'm currently running an ASUS Prime Z390 with a 1TB Samsung Evo Plus in the top M.2 slot.
My question is if I would like to add an additional M.2 drive, should it be the same make, model, and size?
I want to know what the absolute best CPU air cooler is in terms of performance that balances both temperature and noise well.
I'm a streamer that currently uses my old build as a dedicated streaming PC. However, my gaming PC starts messing up every once in a while, with USB ports and slow load times so i think i need to replace my motherboard on that.
What would be the best decision for me? Is it worth keeping my CPU or should i upgrade that too? If i build a high-end Ryzen system, would i be able to get rid of my streaming PC, and keep the quality streams? Is it worth upgrading my GPU or should i wait for the next generation?
- Gaming PC: ASUS Z270 Strix i7 7700K oc'd to 5.0GHz GTX 1080 Strix OC 32GB Vengeance DDR4
- Streaming PC: Z97 Pro Gamer i7 4770 GTX 970 16GB DDR3
Thanks in advance!
I'm about to build a system with an AMD Ryzen 7 3700X CPU.
I'm wondering which motherboard to get, ASUS TUF B450-Plus Gaming or MSI B450 Tomahawk? Is it worth going with an MSI X570-A Pro?
I'm having an issue with my PC where it idles pretty high and starts throttling immediately when put under load. I'm using my H115i from my old build, is it possible the cooler can't handle the 9900K?
Should I just buy another cooler? I can pick up a H150i or Noctua NH-D15 locally.
I have had my current build for two years - ASUS Z270, Intel Core i7 7700K, 16GB of RAM, and GeForce GTX 1060.
I'm getting bored with it and want to upgrade. Can I get a better CPU without changing motherboard?