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Can I upgrade my ASUS PC with more RAM and GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER?

Question by Nathan from United States | Answered by Tyler Bernath | Video Cards | Sep 28, 2019 at 2:30 pm CDT


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?


Should I go with the AMD Ryzen 3700X or 2700X? Is it worth the price?

Question by Dean from United States | Answered by Tyler Bernath | CPUs, Chipsets & SoCs | Sep 25, 2019 at 12:54 am CDT


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?

Why isn't my new secondary drive SSD being detected in Windows 10?

Question by John from United States | Answered by Tyler Bernath | Storage | Sep 16, 2019 at 1:22 pm CDT

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?

Should I fix my streaming PC's USB issues or upgrade to something new?

Question by Joakim from Sweden | Answered by Tyler Bernath | Computer Systems | Sep 4, 2019 at 12:11 pm CDT


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!