Hello friends,

Here's a question for you: What's your Desktop/Laptop Specs right now? Where do you want to be in the near future and how much would it cost you for an upgrade?

πŸ“‰ My Old Dekstop PC Specs are:

  • CPU: i5-7600K CPU @ 3.80GHz
  • MOBO: Gigabyte Z270XP-SLI-CF
  • RAM: 16 GB RAM
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
  • Storage: 1 TB HDD & 1 TB SSD

πŸ“ˆ My New Dekstop PC Specs Upgrades are:

  • CPU: Intel Core i7-12700K 3.60GHz (Alder Lake) Socket LGA1700
  • MOBO: Gigabyte Z690 UD DDR4 - Intel Z690 DDR4 ATX Motherboard
  • RAM: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 PC4-25600C16 3200MHz Dual Channel Kit

πŸ’Έ I wanna get in the next coming months:

  • GPU: Nvidia RTX 3070/3080

πŸ’· Costs:

The prices listed and subject to change due to constant changes of the market. So don't take them for granted.

  • CPU: Β£316.66 ($422.30/€376.24)
  • MOBO: Β£154.16 ($205.60/€183.17)
  • RAM: Β£54.16 ($72.23/€64.35)
  • GPU: ~Β£469 - Β£649 ($625.39 - $865.41/€557.16 - €771.07) (MSRP)

πŸ’΅ SUB-TOTAL = Β£524.98 ($700.18/€623.88) (no GPU)

πŸ’Ά TOTAL = Β£993.98 - Β£1,173.98 ($1,325.41 - $1,565.43 /€1,181.05 - €1,394.92)


🌌 What do I plan to use it for?

Well, a couple of things:

  1. Gaming - Streaming & Recording.
  2. Editing Photo's & Video's & Rendering.
  3. Extended period of time - I don't expect upgrading any time soon after that, giving it to at least 8-10 years.
  4. Use it to play with software that allows me to create games as an experiment and to learn new things.

Since I've listened to your feedback in the comments, I want to thank everybody who has shared their views. That has helped me to change my components and go for alternative upgrades. Thank you for your support! πŸ™πŸ»

10 months ago*

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Do you want to upgrade your Desktop/Laptop?

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I want to, but I can't aford it yet
I want to, but I can't buy it anywhere
I got everything I need
I'm not focused on upgrading
I rather buy a Console (PS5 or XBOX Series X/S)
Just got my upgrade recently
I can only dream for a upgrade

Laptop Gigabyte

i5 11400H
GTX 3060
16 GB RAM DDR4
512 GB SSD M.2 NVME
IPS Monitor 144HZ 1080p

The only thing I want to change is the SSD cause it's too small, but I just bought it so no plans on upgrading anytime soon

6 months ago
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Have you've considered the size?

6 months ago
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Quite sure they have standard sizes, and if not they can always check them before installing, I have no plans on doing it myself. I do have experience mounting Desktop but Laptops are a universe and they depend on the manufacturer, laptops are not the same on the inside, they're also more delicated, so it should be alright as long as I ask the place where I bought it

6 months ago
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Ryzen 1500X
GTX 1660 Super
MSI B350 Gaming Pro
16 GB G.Skill Ripjaw 3000MHz

It games quite good, but the CPU is bottlenecking the GPU. Will jump to a Ryzen 5600 soon hopefully, apparently support will be getting added to B350 Mobo's soon, so maybe I'll get by not upgrading it too, and instead can just get 32GB 3600 Memory.

6 months ago
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My CPU was a problem too, and by upgrading it I've allowed my CPU to breathe and apply less stress on some games.

6 months ago
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Desktop i5-7400 @3Ghz
GTX 1060 3GB
RAM 8GB

I try to make it last as long as possible and if one day it breaks down, then i'll see how much it costs to change just the faulty component. But if it's too expensive, hmmm then i hope to be able to buy a PC with a configuration roughly equivalent to today's if the price of PCs does not double by then ! πŸ˜…

My current config is 5-6 years old and enough to play all i wanna play... Except maybe if i could i would get 16GB RAM but that's all.

Wish you to get the graphic card you hope for in the coming months !

6 months ago*
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Just changed my vote from 4 months ago from "I want to, but I can't afford it yet" to "Just got my upgrade recently".

Previous:

  • MOBO: GIGABYTE GA-Z68XP-UD3P
  • RAM: 2x8GB Patriot Memory Viper 3 DDR3 1600 MHz + 2x4GB Kingston HyperX DDR3 1600 MHz (24GB)
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-2500k
  • GPU: AMD Radeon R9 380X 4GB

New:

  • MOBO: MSI MPG Z690 EDGE
  • RAM: 2x16GB CORSAIR Vengeance RGB Pro DDR4 3200 MHz (32GB)
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-12600k
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti 12GB

Alongside that, I got a Corsair h100i AIO, and a Samsung 2TB M.2 drive. Currently waiting to pickup my new GPU from my sister's place (it's a long story, but basically it passed hands twice and traveled two provinces, because that was the only way I could get one from a local retailer).

6 months ago
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That's awesome! Glad to see you got your objectives met. A lot has changed in the last 4 months. I've been feeling a lot more bothered back then by the pandemic that my whole goals weren't sure towards the future. Now we are facing other problems, but never the less, that RTX still is my goal.

6 months ago
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My old PC that I had until recently:
CPU: i7 2600k@3.6GHz
RAM: 4x4GB 1333 DDR3
GPU: GTX970 4GB
PSU: 750W
MOBO: GA-Z68

The thing held up quite nicely playing modern AAA titles at Med/High combo. Games such as BF5, Borderlands 3, Metro Exodus etc ran perfectly fine around 50-60FPS if you killed the shadow quality a bit.

But I had to leave it behind when I moved to a different country, decided I'll just update my entire PC once I came.

My planned upgrade was:
CPU: i7 12700k + H115i AIO
RAM: 2x16GB 3600 DDR4
GPU: TUF RTX3080 10GB
MOBO: TUF Z690
PSU: RMx 1000W 80+ GOLD
Storage: 980 PRO 500GB + 980 PRO 2TB NVMe m.2 for the sweet sweet 7GB/s sR
for around €3k total coupled with 2 1440p 144Hz monitors for €300 each

buuuuut

that GPU man, my options were either pay scalper prices OR pay still 2x MSRP from the store but wait for 3-6 months for it... might aswell just wait for 4000series and stick that in.

Unfortunately I sold my old PC and I needed a new one so I opted for a laptop, atleast when I get an actual PC I'll still be able to use the thing on vacations etc. so I dumped €1200 for a R7 5800H, RX6600M 8GB, 2x8GB 3200, spent €300 extra on a 970 PRO 2TB m.2 stick and honestly that should last me until the GPU situation normalizes.

Was thinking about a RTX3060 laptop but that card is generally slower than RX6600M and has 6GB GDDR6 vs AMDs 8GB with only benefit being the RT performance, not something I'd actively use on a 3060, that's atleast 3070 territory.
1080p screen since 1440p is a pointless power hog considering that 1080p on a 16 inch screen still has 140 PPI and I can run even Cyberpunk at ultra w/o RT at stable 60FPS.

6 months ago
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I'd probably wait more to get it if you can game. A couple of months pass quickly and you might as well catch the 4th series.

6 months ago
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Pretty much, this lappy should hold strong for the next year or two atleast.
Who knows, maybe I catch the release 5080 and 14th gen i7 :v

6 months ago
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True, if you wait enough you may. I just hope life doesn't get too hard and too expensive to the point we can't carry on buying expensive gear like that.

6 months ago
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Case: Fractal Define Mini C
PSU: Corsair RM 750x
Motherboard: ASUS B560M-A
CPU: Intel Core i5-11400
Cooler: Noctua NH-U12A Chromax Black
RAM: Corsair Vengeance LPX 2x16-GB 3200-MHz
SSD: Sabrent Rocket Q4 1TB NVMe PCIe 4.0
GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 1660 S

Monitor: Nixeus EDG 27" 1440p
Keyboard: Steelseries Apex Pro
Mouse: Logitech G500s
Pad: Steelseries QcK small
Headset: Steelseries Arctis 5
Optical: Samsung SE-208DB/TSBS 8X External DVD+/-RW

most recent upgrade was the keyboard (the previous logitech g213 is now at work), but the case, psu, motherboard, cpu, cooler, ram, and ssd were all upgraded in the past few months. either the mouse or optical drive are the oldest. the next thing i'd upgrade would be the video card, but not before prices get sane again. i’d probably go 3060 assuming 3000 isn’t the latest generation anymore.

6 months ago
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I sense you are a Steelseries fan. Am I wrong? πŸ˜„

Sometimes, to feel good about my PC, I invest in periferals that make the overall look of my PC well. My Case didn't get that much love and that's because it's sitting down next to my legs, on the side. I dream that if ever I change my desk and location, I place it next to my monitor or to the side, somewhere and from there I may just as well put some money to get a pretty looking one so I can admire it's insides. 🀣

6 months ago
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ha, can't argue with that considering i picked steelseries 3 times now! all 3 looked to be the best option for me according to my research, but it was nice getting to get both the keyboard and the headset into the same software. i doubt i'd replace my mouse with steelseries though, since i regularly use the frictionless scroll wheel and last i checked logitech was still the only one to offer that. crazily enough, logitech g213 keyboard and logitech g500s use different software even though they're both logitech g series. maybe i'll just put a steelseries logo sticker on the mouse i have so it all matches ;)

i have my case inside my desk and don't see much other than the front, so went with quiet over windowed. plus i like to game in the dark and other than functional lights like keyboard backlight i'm not interested anyway. it's a tanker desk with the drawers on one side removed so i can put the case in there, and a lot of modern atx cases are too tall for the opening. if the desk wasn't steel i probably would have cut an opening and added a case fan to the upper rear because it's mostly enclosed except for the front, but cutting steel is intimidating and i'm not sure i want to permanently alter the desk.

6 months ago
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ha, can't argue with that considering i picked steelseries 3 times now! all 3 looked to be the best option for me according to my research, but it was nice getting to get both the keyboard and the headset into the same software. i doubt i'd replace my mouse with steelseries though, since i regularly use the frictionless scroll wheel and last i checked logitech was still the only one to offer that. crazily enough, logitech g213 keyboard and logitech g500s use different software even though they're both logitech g series. maybe i'll just put a steelseries logo sticker on the mouse i have so it all matches ;)

The brand doesn't matter if it give you the things you need. I got a Corsair Keyboard and a Razor mouse. I love them both identically. I did like back in the day Logitech, but I have had issues. Looks aren't always the best options, you gotta go with something that lasts a while, especially if you're using it a lot. I've never bought a Steelseries component. I doubt I won't like it. I do tend to pick stuff for performance and customization really and looks comes with a bonus. I'm kinda looking for a headset now for my gaming experience. Music and sound is SUPER important for me, so I will be curious to see what I find.

i have my case inside my desk and don't see much other than the front, so went with quiet over windowed. plus i like to game in the dark and other than functional lights like keyboard backlight i'm not interested anyway. it's a tanker desk with the drawers on one side removed so i can put the case in there, and a lot of modern atx cases are too tall for the opening. if the desk wasn't steel i probably would have cut an opening and added a case fan to the upper rear because it's mostly enclosed except for the front, but cutting steel is intimidating and i'm not sure i want to permanently alter the desk.

You and me both. My livingroom is most of the time dark. It's a lot more relaxing for my eyes. I don't enjoy that much not being able to see because the light from outside blinds me. Maybe that's why I game after sunset most of the time. My case is dark too, without any lights. Don't get me wrong, I would love to see it and probably customize it with some colors, but never rainbow lol. I'd probably pick a sky-blue as an overall theme, and maybe convert my whole my case and monitors to white to fit my logo and theme.

My desk is an foaldable table, that both me and my wife use to have our computers in mirror lol. I would love to get myself a new desk, but not today, not where I currently live.

6 months ago
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I'm lazy, so I just bought pre-built and added a couple of large hard drives for more storage a few years ago (well, not exactly added, just plopped in my old high storage hard drives in order not to deal with transferring data - two birds with one stone.)

https://www.europc.co.uk/hp-omen-obelisk-875-1007na-mini-tower-intel-core-i9-9900k-32gb-ram-512gb-ssd-2tb-sata-11gb-nvidia-geforce-rtx-2080ti-hp-1-yr-wty-142674.html

Headset is a generic cheap one although I do have a nicer one, and mouse is Logitech G502 HERO because I like larger heavier mice with enough programmable buttons which I use for work extensively. It was an upgrade from an older similar mouse which is not sold anymore. I chose this one because it has an almost identical form factor, and my saved profiles work with it. Again, lazy, but I like the mouse a lot so no complaints.

As for the upgrade, I don't know when or what I will be looking for by then. I tend to buy high spec and ride it until it either irreversibly dies or starts getting too outdated to run modern games at an acceptable enough framerate (lazy, do you see a trend?), and my standards for that are low. I don't mind a slightly laggy game. This one is trucking along very well so far, so I don't see myself upgrading in the near future.

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I'm lazy, so I just bought pre-built and added a couple of large hard drives for more storage a few years ago (well, not exactly added, just plopped in my old high storage hard drives in order not to deal with transferring data - two birds with one stone.)

I'd not say Lazy, but efficient. If your system is good, it doesn't matter. You may have paid a little extra because it was pre-built, but if you're happy with it, it doesn't matter. During 2020-2021 it was better to buy a pre-built system really. It contained the RTX graphics card so, it's a win than to actually go and fight your way for a GPU. I also see a pre-built a great idea if you plan to do an overall upgrade, and just buy everything newer and better.

Headset is a generic cheap one although I do have a nicer one, and mouse is Logitech G502 HERO because I like larger heavier mice with enough programmable buttons which I use for work extensively. It was an upgrade from an older similar mouse which is not sold anymore. I chose this one because it has an almost identical form factor, and my saved profiles work with it. Again, lazy, but I like the mouse a lot so no complaints.

Excellent mouse, if you're lucky to have it for many years. I loved it a lot to the point I bought 2x the same mouse. It broke down and I've decided to search for an similar alternative. Razor Basilisk V3 was the closest I got and I'm very happy with it. Just in case you want something similar, keep that in mind.

As for the upgrade, I don't know when or what I will be looking for by then. I tend to buy high spec and ride it until it either irreversibly dies or starts getting too outdated to run modern games at an acceptable enough framerate (lazy, do you see a trend?), and my standards for that are low. I don't mind a slightly laggy game. This one is trucking along very well so far, so I don't see myself upgrading in the near future.

You can always ask the community if you wish or if you want in person, ask people you trust around here. I'm always happy to help give my thoughts if you ever decide to upgrade. In the end, it all depends on the budget.

6 months ago
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RTX 3070ti ASUS oc
I9 11900K
16 GB RAM DDR4 ballistix
psu MSI 80+ GOLD 750gf
Z590M-PLUS ASUS
1tb ssd
MASTERAIR MA410M

I dont' really need an upgrade but I might change the case or add more ram or space later but am happy with my specs for now

6 months ago
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Having an 3rd generation RTX would sure make anyone happy. What case do you have in mind?

6 months ago
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just a bugger case because I have a mini atx case not the best airflow

6 months ago
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True, I've seen some crazy builds with a mini case and I don't think there was any airflow made by Linux. Fun to watch if you think about it.

Have a look

6 months ago
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I won't be upgrading anytime soon unless necessary, only have my GPU for 13 months and the rest of my PC since November 2020.

Specs in case anyone is actually interested:
Case: PHANTEKS Eclipse P500A DRGB
CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 5900X 12-core Processor
GPU: ASUS GeForce RTX 3080 TUF OC 10GB
Memory: 64GB Corsair Vengeance RGB PRO DDR4-3600MHz
SSDs: 1TB NVME M.2 Samsung 970 EVO PLUS
1TB NVME M.2 Samsung 980 Pro

6 months ago
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You managed to get your GPU during a crucial time. That's a good thing. Did you pay a lot for it?

6 months ago
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Thankfully not, I ordered it early enough to get a lower price, I paid 849€ for it.

6 months ago
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Judging by how quickly prices climbed from there, I think you saved a little.

5 months ago
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Moved overseas a few months ago and got a new system:

Ryzen 9 5900X
RTX 3080 Asus 10GB
32GB DDR4 3200MHZ
SSD: Patriot P300 1TB
NZTH10
ThurstmasterT16000m HOTAS
TrackIR DYI
Steelseries Arctis 3
Mechanical Keyboard RK8 80% Brown Gateron Hotswappable
elGato Stream Deck (I do not stream, I use it as a Macro Box)

Needed something to start off, so I'll upgrade those parts while finding good prices.
Moved to another continent, so I'm trying to get the grasp of the market right here.
Probably going to sell my PS5 since I do not use it anymore at this point.

5 months ago
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Don't use your PS5 anymore? The console is hot on the market and people are still trying to get it. Don't tell me you got the console for a few games. 😱

5 months ago
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Just like that. I have always been a PC Gamer, since Commodore 64.
I'm more into Simulation (Squad, Hell Let Loose, Arma 3, AC, ACC, FS2020, X-Plane, DCS World, etc) and there is no match whatsoever in Console.
Got a Xbox Series S for a few months and sold it.
Then here got a PS5 and bought:
Hell Let Loose
Division 2 (still sealed)
Fifa 22
No Man's Sky
Returnal (still sealed)
RDR2 (still sealed)
Bf2042
Ghost Recon (still sealed)
Ghost of Tsushima (still sealed)

and a few more digital games.

Tried to get into console, but you cannot compete with PC whatsoever.

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CPU: i5-7400
GPU: GTX 1060 6gb
RAM: 16GB Crucial Ballistix Sport LT (8GB x 2)
Motherboard: Gigabyte B250M-D3H
PSU: EVGA 450 B3
Case: Corsair Carbide Series 100R Silent Edition

I guess even when it was new, that was still considered a budget build. I still play at 1080p, and sometimes even 720p, so I'm happy with it for another year or three.

I'm getting a WD BLACK 1TB SN770 NVMe SSD, now that prices are a lot better.

QUESTION:

I'm thinking of getting a new, smaller case. If I do, I would want to use my GTX 1650 (GDDR5). Am I going to experience noticeable losses, or was that 1060 overkill all along?

1 month ago
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1 month ago
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Thanks for the reply.

I'm aware of the differences in effective speed. I was just wondering if I personally would notice a huge difference given the budget CPU and the 720p/1080p gaming resolutions.

I realize sticking with the 1060 would most likely be the better option, but if I could get away with using the 1650 without much noticeable loss, that's probably the route I'd want to take. I guess I'm just not confident enough taking the step with the somewhat-limited knowledge & experience I have.

1 month ago
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It depends on the games you want to play. As you don't seem to be the most demanding gamer you'll get along fine with a 1650 in low/medium settings in most games at 720p/1080p. Don't forget according to Steam hardware survey the graphics card used the most is Intel integrated graphics:)

Don't play Metro Exodus Enhanced Edition with RTX on and you're all set.

1 month ago
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Thanks again, hbarkas. I think that's the path I'll take. Guess if I'm unsatisfied I can always put things back how they were.

1 month ago
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You got yourself a great answer from @hbarkas

I have a GTX 1060 and I can still run a lot of the games on High or Ultra from the last 1-5 years. It's important that you have it as bottleneck instead the CPU/RAM as that was my issue and I've seen a significant improvement in quality and framerate.

1 month ago
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It's important that you have it as bottleneck instead the CPU/RAM

That's definitely a hugely valid point. I know the 1060 should be the no-brainer, but truth be told I'm just not sure how I want to go about it, for a variety of reasons. I'm gonna make up my mind by the end of the day though (been mulling it over for weeks now), and purchase the required components.

1 month ago
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Yes. For sure. I've left the most important and yet, most expensive component for last. I know my other components, the CPU, RAM, MOBO and so forth, can and will suffice for a while and as you, I'm doing just fine with my GTX 1060 so far. I've got a large backlog to clear anyway and that's giving me time for the upgrade, for stocks to clear up and prices to lower. Even if things now are A LOT better than it was 1-2 years ago.

1 month ago
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PC?? Pfff, I don't need that, I just need a laptop. Jokes aside, it's actually quite a capable machine for how much I got it for. Here are the specifications:

  • Laptop:
    CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 5600H, 6 cores 12 threads
    RAM: 8GB (single-channel?) clocked at 3200mhz
    GPU: GTX 1650 4GB (GDDR6 version)
    SSD: WDC SN530 SDBPMPZ-512G (M.2 and no cache I think? I'll let CrystalDiskMark judge https://imgur.com/daJSRB6)

The stuff used for the action:
Keyboard: Razer Cynosa Lite
Mouse: Razer Deathadder Essential (not the 2021 version, I think?)
Mousepad: some full sized AMD mousepad
Headphones: none, might get some Steelseries Arctis 1's when my birthday hits in October.

It's not much, but it does the job well, even surprised me when it managed to run Gears 5 at 50 fps when upscaled to 4K in game. I do have some complaints about Lenovo though, their wi-fi card drivers didn't play well with it, so now I'm using HP ones, and the second complaint is that I can't turn off the integrated graphics, I can only lower it down to only use 512MB of RAM as its video memory.

1 month ago
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That pretty much confirms insideAfireball's decision to go for a 1650 is viable. I'm pretty sure the poor thing you own runs on single channel. Consider adding another 8GB RAM for better performance.

1 month ago
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Oh hell yes, I'm definetly gonna upgrade it, especially the storage, probably when Christmas hits though. It's frustrating having my second partition almost full because of higher sized games (https://imgur.com/EvkZtiw).

1 month ago
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Often times we think that we need the newest hardware to run some really pleasantly visual games, but it's not often the case. I think I've made that mistake often times because I choose to have smoother experience over graphics without actually upping the graphics a bit to see if I can run in a tolerable frame rate.

I can remember playing Assassin's Creed III once on 15-20 frames and getting rather further in the game.

1 month ago
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I personally don't need the best computer, especially when I'm not upgrading for a while (new laptop entirely, gonna upgrsde RAM and storage at one point), like I've used my other laptop for around 6-7 years, a Pentium N3540 with 4GB of RAM till it became unbearable to wait 10 minutes for Windows 10 to start, not even including how long it took to log in to a usable environment. The machine has a special place in my heart though, a lot of good memories happened, including beating COD Black Ops 2 at 10 FPS and well... the ACPI issues that it has, aka it's just a PC in a laptop form factor because I can't unplug it from the wall without it freaking out.

1 month ago
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I've not played a game that performed poorly in years. I know the feeling to love the game and stress your computer for it. 🀣

1 month ago
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I know the feeling to stress it outside of gaming too (https://imgur.com/zeiEyLt: https://imgur.com/80mQtP0, AMD's software was about to shit itself).... and your TV as well if you're already at it.

1 month ago
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Part of the reason why I never got a 4K monitor was because I'm honestly scared my GPU won't have a good time. It struggles more with my non-standard 1440p monitor as it is and probably I need to play at a slightly lower graphics for newer games because of that.

1 month ago
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A 4K monitor isn't something you should consider, in my opinion, as a daily needed thing, unless you have something like a big studio, producing videos in 4K and HDR.

1 month ago
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With high fidelity screens like that I can agree. You need to power it up by a great system.

1 month ago
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i9-11900K
Windows 11 Home 64
32 GB DDR4 3200MHz
1 TB PCIe SSD Gen 4 + 1 TB 7200 RPM HDD
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 8GB
650W PSU
170W Liquid Cooling

Gaming, Streaming, Editing. I update approximately every 4 or 5 years.

1 month ago*
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How's Windows 11? I've not yet upgraded. I'm curious gaming and editing wise.

1 month ago
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In general I notice an improvement but I credit that to the video card. I have noticed no negative issues so far (6 months, knock on wood). I run at higher graphics setting now but I don't do a lot of VR. Overall I would say that windows 11 has not been an issue.

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That's the first positive experience I've heard so far. I'm happy, because at some point I may convert to it too, but I'm going to make sure that it's as good if not better than Window's 10 features.

1 month ago
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My old one was this:
CPU: Pentium G3220 dual core 3.0 ghz
GPU: GTX 550 Ti 1 GB (can't remember its brand)
RAM 12 GB 18 GB 14 GB (1333 MHz) (can't remember its brand)
MB: Asrock H81m
Monitor: an old LG LED 19.5 inch
PSU: 380
My new that I got 2 month ago:
CPU: I7-10700k with water cooling
GPU: MSI RTX 3060 Gaming X 12 GB
RAM: Gskill 16 GB 2*8 GB 3200 MHz (I use 2933 MHz)
MB: Gigabyte Z490 UD
SSD: Samsung EVO 970 Plus 1 TB
Monitor: Asus VG279QM 27 inch
PSU: 650

1 month ago
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What games are you most excited playing on it?

1 month ago
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Batman Arkham Knight (I played that with my old pc on 15 fps with ultra low settings)
Witcher 3
Fallout 4
Rise and Shadow of The Tomb Raider
ARMA 3
GTA V
Middle Earth Shadow of Mordor And War
XCOM 2
and many more

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Dayum! That's some really good games. Some I've played and some I'm planning to play myself.

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Built my first pc abt a year ago
CPU Ryzen 5 5600x
GPU RTX 3060 12gb (got it for msrp during the shortages)
RAM 16gb ddr4 3200
Mobo Asus prime b550m a wifi
500gb samsung 980
1tb samsung 870 evo
PSU dont remember, probably around 650-700, modular

I am planning to get a new cpu cooler as ive been running the stock one and it is very loud, and I also want to remove the hdds from some old laptops i have lying around and hook them up. Shouldnt cost too much, maybe $60-$70

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I am planning to get a new cpu cooler as ive been running the stock one and it is very loud, and I also want to remove the hdds from some old laptops i have lying around and hook them up. Shouldnt cost too much, maybe $60-$70

I think it's a great idea. I normally am not bothered by fan noise. But I can sometimes hear my wives one quite loudly lol. I'd be more worried than bothered if I'd see that the temperature is off the top and the fans are on max speed. πŸ˜…

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a thing that would be nice to know is your case right now, because your case dictates which cooler fits and which not

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CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-8400 CPU @ 2.80GHz
GPU: RTX 2080 Super
RAM: 16GB (8+8GB) (name don t remember)
Storage: SSD: 128GB, HDD 2TB
Motherboard and PSU: don t remember
I plan upgrade my PC (CPU+MB+NVMe)
extra:
Monitor: AOC E22758WJ
mouse: Logitech G203
KB:Logitech G213
2.1 sound (not for playing games):creative T3300
Headphone: Logitech G432
kontroler: XOne (2 revision)

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What's your budget for the upgrade?

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Min: 2 000PLN (430$ or 430€)
max: 2Β 500 PLN (541,83$ or 530,98€)
In Poland is medium-high price range (I can be wrong)
This catch my interest:

  • CPU: IC i5 11600KF
  • MB: MSI B560-PRO
  • NVMe: Samsung 980 1TB M.2(Mz-V8V1T0BW)
    But I still research everything can change

PS and MAYBE I buy quieter fans (super maybe)

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I've lived most of my life in the East, until recently. $430 can be a significant price. But if I look back at the tech prices nowadays in Romania, they are not too far from what they are selling it here in UK. Do you happen to find that being the case in Poland or it's a lot more affordable?

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Some time ago most tech prices is too far to be affordable. But time change and for now (I cant say for everyone) that price is "barely" acceptable (for people I know) in brief: is good but still far from perfect (looking at West Europe)
430$ in Poland is almost lowest national salary (-tax). I have for now higher salary and quite low living cost, but not everyone have that luck.

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but not everyone have that luck

uff, I've been wondering the same thing.
we have in my country minimum wage of 500 eur before tax. I mean most of the people do earn more, but it's still rather low.

My flat costs me about 500 eur a month, which is in the lower end of cost.... With gas and petrol prices rising I am starting to pull my belt tighter... what the hell is going to happen to those people who earn near minimum wage? .....

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I have co-worker who work on 2 full time job to pay his loan and I see he is tied and now with all s***tstorm on east Europe is not helping. And my other co-worker he resigned to drive by car do work.

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That's for sure. I am worried that with this inflations the cost of living will become really difficult to afford a video card. So, while before it was the other way around, where people had money, but didn't wanted to spend that much, now we will end up not having money, but prices for GPU's and other electronics will come to a normal phase.

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NFT crashing can give some nice GPU on low price, but always I said: "NEVER GIVE MONEY TO SCALPERS! Let them to starve."

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Yeah but with the recession and economic decline I can see a lot of gamers struggling to buy themselves the best GPU on the market. Besides, I believe RTX 4th generation is right around the corner.

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yep probably Nvidia will reveal on this or next year. For now I happy with my RTX 2080 Super

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I feel they can wait until the next year. People are still getting their hands on the 3rd generation.

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Rumors have it you'll need a portable fusion reactor to power these cards.

View attached image.
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And now with what we're facing that's exactly what we don't need.

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I love having to trip my circuit breaker just trying to boot my PC.

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90s:"don t use phone because I accessing internet"
2023:"don t use any electrical device because I play game!"

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CPU: Ryzen 7 1700
MOBO: ASRock AB350M Pro4
RAM: 32 GB RAM
GPU: ASUS ROG STRIX GTX1080
Storage: 500GB SSD m2 / 1TB SSD / 2TB HDD / 5TB External HDD


Before Darktide releases, I'm going to switch to the latest i7.
It is difficult to streaming or recording high-end or multiplayer-based games now when I got host.

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You find the Intel a better option for streaming?

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I've heard that recent ver of Intels leave extra cores, so it's better to allocate cores to OBS and use them.

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I see. I've used Intel for a long time. I think it's true. The new AMD that has over 120 cores is something interesting, but I've never considered moving to AMD as of now.

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For streaming (what I hear) is good to use second PC/laptop
Intel article
Techquickie
Random streaming guy on YT

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It's definitely good to use alt computer for streaming. But need 2 input devices, 1 extra monitor(1+1 or 2+1 ~).
And I don't always steaming and don't have any game concoles this days, so I don't need to buy a Capture Card. Furthermore, one computer is more convenient for me.

what's more, Intel now supports E-Core on the 12th gen.
(in the past, yes I also considered a 2nd com.)

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CPU: Intel i5-3470 CPU @ 3.20GHz
RAM: 12 GB RAM
GPU: AMD Radeon HD6570 1GB
STORAGE: 500GB HDD 7200RPM

Great value @ $80 (No plans to upgrade soon)

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You got this whole PC for $80? Damn, that's pretty good!

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If you want to play Roblox maybe, the GPU is quite weak for today's standards, being released in 2011 and the top Google result doesn't give me high hopes either, if you really wish to know what it is, it's HD6570 vs GT 710, and well the GT 710 is considered a display adaptor for basic graphics or more monitors, no gaming. The CPU has potential considering that the I7 2700K can stil hold up decently paired with a GTX 1650. If I were to upgrade it, a SSD would be the no. 1 priority, I just can't live without one now knowing how fast they are.

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He/she can run GeForce Now and play almost anything they want with their computer if they wish. I feel they could win with that.

Damn, that's pretty good!

And by this I don't mean that he got a beast of a computer, but I'm surprised he got a PC for that amount of money.

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I've heard the word Geforce Now, my morning is crippled now. I used it on my old machine, I was met with a lot of issues, from connectivity which shouldn't happen as I can get up to 150 down and 100 up on wi-fi to the app crippling itself and refusing to open to the NVIDIA servers refusing my attempt to connect to their servers and support was about as useful as a Nigerian prince, got transferred from their English division to their Russian division, and keep in mind I can't speak Russian and in the end neither did they help.

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What about Shadow Cloud that allows you to run a cloud PC fully to do whatever you want? Of course, it costs quite a lot in the long run, but if you just wanna use that, it's an interesting option.

Cloud Gaming isn't still at it's prime, but it's a great option if your PC isn't yet up to the task.

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I've only used GFN so not sure, (day 1 user from public launch till I got my laptop) now I have a trial to MS Azure, probably out of credit by now. I've heard that Boosteroid is decent and it also has games from publishers like Rockstar and Activision which GFN doesn't. Also a Romanian ran business.
Cloud Gaming is a concept far from being finished, it's been experimented with as far back as 2006 with a service that was similar to the one on Xbox Game Pass compared to today's alternative. It shortly died due to lack of interest because that was when people were willing to have physical media, not digital alternatives.

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I've only used GFN so not sure, (day 1 user from public launch till I got my laptop) now I have a trial to MS Azure, probably out of credit by now. I've heard that Boosteroid is decent and it also has games from publishers like Rockstar and Activision which GFN doesn't. Also a Romanian ran business.

I've heard of Boosteroid. I wasn't aware of the fact they are Romanians. Interenet services are the best there and there's not so many restrictions as there are in the west when it comes to that. If I want to connect through VPN if I need to download a torrent or something, I'll always connect there as I've grew up and lived there for 28 years.

There's always alternatives if you want. I've used only the free version of GFN, but what bugged me was the fact that my monitor is 1440p and they didn't have a support for that until recently. But by the time it showed up, I've already made my upgrade on my CPU and RAM and that was enough to support my newest games to run a lot better at 60 FPS.

Cloud Gaming is a concept far from being finished, it's been experimented with as far back as 2006 with a service that was similar to the one on Xbox Game Pass compared to today's alternative. It shortly died due to lack of interest because that was when people were willing to have physical media, not digital alternatives.

I personally think that it may grow larger as a service if more games are introduced and if allows users to use it as a full PC experience. We just need more stable internet connections, faster connections as well and in time, we'll get there as alternative.

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Yeah, internet here in Romania is really good if you get a Optic Fiber plan from someone like Digi. Did a speed test right now on ethernet and got 300/250 and I'm also probably being limited by my router since it's the OEM one. Sadly a lot of older folks still rely on stuff like ADSL (dial-up on steroids) or satalite internet.
Alternatives exist for everything. I've also only used the free version of GFN but I have a free 3 day trial to their highest plan somewhere in my email, but I have my current machine so I don't need it.

Cloud Gaming has the potential to grow, yes, but it's also limited by game publishers who rage at the idea when you even mention it to them (Microsoft cough cough, removed Minecraft from GFN and other games) and people's internet connections plus the fact that if you want a good experience you need to pay, at that point just save up for a second hand laptop or a older desktop but not too old (maybe i7 8th gen range, K version).

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Yeah, internet here in Romania is really good if you get a Optic Fiber plan from someone like Digi. Did a speed test right now on ethernet and got 300/250 and I'm also probably being limited by my router since it's the OEM one. Sadly a lot of older folks still rely on stuff like ADSL (dial-up on steroids) or satalite internet.

I've used UPS for the longest period of time. The most expensive, but they were pretty good. I remember paying about 35 RON (Β£15) and I've had a much stable and faster internet connection than in UK. I'm paying here Β£72 (417 RON) and it's not as fast as I'd hoped it to be.

Here I'm having about 490 Mbps for this amount of money. More than half of that amount I'd run at this speed with less money.

Cloud Gaming has the potential to grow, yes, but it's also limited by game publishers who rage at the idea when you even mention it to them (Microsoft cough cough, removed Minecraft from GFN and other games) and people's internet connections plus the fact that if you want a good experience you need to pay, at that point just save up for a second hand laptop or a older desktop but not too old (maybe i7 8th gen range, K version).

Yes, we're not there yet. But I think it works just fine if you can afford it and if you're not huring to get a new PC.

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A family member has UPS, remember the internet going out during a party, owned by Vodafone now I'm pretty sure. 35 RON just shows how cheap services are here in Romania (phone, TV, internet), definetly not looking forward to paying 417 RON for that stuff, full bill is currently 60 RON (10 british pounds) on the line which includes 2 phones and the Fiber Optic which includes TV too. 490 Mbps is still good enough in my opinion, if it downloads games fast enough, it's good (I'm not a patient person soooo).

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A family member has UPS, remember the internet going out during a party, owned by Vodafone now I'm pretty sure.

Yes. That's true. I've barely had any internet shortages to be honest. UPS was excellent with their stable connections back in the west, Timisoara, where I lived and RDS was more for people living in apartments.

35 RON just shows how cheap services are here in Romania (phone, TV, internet), definetly not looking forward to paying 417 RON for that stuff, full bill is currently 60 RON (10 british pounds) on the line which includes 2 phones and the Fiber Optic which includes TV too.

Yes. I've had only phone and internet and never used the phone. Now, I've got the full package, but that's just because that's the package built upon or I'm a complete moron to go that high. I only want Internet. I get my entire entertainment (TV wise) from YouTube, Netflix and other streaming services anyway. Sadly, Virgin Media, is the most expensive brand there is right now and offers the highest speeds for Streamers/YouTubers like myself in the UK, but they charge almost double the price. I'm considering to either downgrade or change services as Β£72 is a ridiculous price if you compare it to Romanian standards, and UK too.

490 Mbps is still good enough in my opinion, if it downloads games fast enough, it's good (I'm not a patient person soooo).

I've grown to become one too. I remember when my download speeds reached 20 years ago to about 2 MB/s. I was lucky enough to not have dial-up services where you'd get disconnected if somebody rang the phone. I got my internet way later in my teens.

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UPS is quite stable, so is RDS for me, haven't had many issues in the span of 3 years that we've been with them. I don't really consider it for being in apartments only, I live in more of a rural area and still have RDS here.

By phone I mean like a mobile provider with a sim card and everything, so I'm not sure if you got that out of the box. Actual landline phones are quite extinct in my opinion. I wouldn't really go for the full package on anything as you'd probably wouldn't use much of it anyways. I also get my entertainment (TV wise) from Youtube (don't have a subscription to Netflix or other movie streaming services). I've talked with someone who used to have Virgin Media and wasen't a streamer or youtuber and their experience wasen't as good as you'd want it to be. Bad customer support with not getting even close to reaching their subscriptions advertised network speed was common apperantly. Downgrading services is up to you as I'm not sure on what needs you have or don't have.

I remember having my first taste of the internet using one of those wi-fi sticks, felt mind-blown when Internet Explorer was actually doing something on our Windows XP machine. It was very and I mean VERY slow. I don't remember when I got my first actual ISP though and stopped using jank methods for internet.

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UPS is quite stable, so is RDS for me, haven't had many issues in the span of 3 years that we've been with them. I don't really consider it for being in apartments only, I live in more of a rural area and still have RDS here.

I'm sure they improved a lot. Romania, in my opinion, has the best internet connection and the security over the internet is not so much monitored which makes it great for many things. I've moved to UK about 4 years ago and at first I've had a more stable internet connection and signal with a Romanian SIM card than with my own UK one. I don't wanna speak bad about the country, but for me the internet is a disappointment. On the other things, it's clearly takes over Romania and a lot of other countries.

By phone I mean like a mobile provider with a sim card and everything, so I'm not sure if you got that out of the box. Actual landline phones are quite extinct in my opinion. I wouldn't really go for the full package on anything as you'd probably wouldn't use much of it anyways. I also get my entertainment (TV wise) from Youtube (don't have a subscription to Netflix or other movie streaming services). I've talked with someone who used to have Virgin Media and wasen't a streamer or youtuber and their experience wasen't as good as you'd want it to be. Bad customer support with not getting even close to reaching their subscriptions advertised network speed was common apperantly. Downgrading services is up to you as I'm not sure on what needs you have or don't have.

Totally. Fix Phones are a thing of the past. I don't even use the TV. I have a monitor, which I use as TV to play PlayStation games, watch Netflix and YouTube on. Owning a TV in UK means you have to pay Β£12/month or so for watching BBC and other national channels which I'd rather not watch and pay for.

I'll be looking for alternatives at some point as I think I can cut costs if I'm only using my internet out of the package.

I remember having my first taste of the internet using one of those wi-fi sticks, felt mind-blown when Internet Explorer was actually doing something on our Windows XP machine. It was very and I mean VERY slow. I don't remember when I got my first actual ISP though and stopped using jank methods for internet.

Oh yeah, I know that internet stick. I've owned a PC, so my computer was mostly with an Ethernet cable, but my father owned a laptop and he found more use from that stick. It wasn't always a reliable stable internet thing, but made a difference.

When I got in this country, I got a SIM card that had unlimited internet and bought a broadcaster that basically acted like a USB stick, but offered wi-fi coverage and that's how I've juiced my first laptop, then when I've delivered my two computers, my computers. Did alright to browse on, but not spectacular on gaming.

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Oh yes, they improved a lot, first half of 2019 they weren't here and then they became available in my area, which is impressive since you'd need to run a lot of cabling from one place to another for it to function decently. Internet security in Romania is non-existent, fire up that uTorrent client, go to your favorite choice of piracy websites and you're set for life. Being able to use the same sim from 1 country to another is a hit or miss with some providers if you want it natively and don't want to use something like roaming data.

Are you really forced to pay that Β£12 fee just to use your TV? That's quite ridiculous. Rather buy a smart monitor at that point (normal monitor with the smart stuff from TVs, like WebOS and Trizen). It kinda sucks when providers force you into these contracts with services you'll never use. I remember being stuck in a contract with Telekom (T-Mobile for outsiders), took hell to get out of it since we were paying for non functional services, never bothered to fix or maintain their aging infrastructure (ADSL!) so they went extinct in our area.

I remember earlier laptops coming with sim card slots which could support the blazing fast speeds of 3G, so those things would kinda be useless for laptops. Gaming on mobile data is quite a hit or miss since if you have the slightest bit of a 144p video playing in the background you'll have the ping equivalent of The Great Depression. I remember having to game with data in the time I didn't have a ISP in the first half of 2019, almost snapped my sim card in half because the speeds were so bad, dial-up had a chance to beat it, even called up Digi to see if they could do anything about it, they didn't and now I'm just getting spam calls related to marketing which I'm not interested in from them.

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HD6570 should have 2GB VRAM https://www.techpowerup.com/gpu-specs/radeon-hd-6570.c277
But be it as it may 80 bucks is a decent deal for a complete system.

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Yeah, there are variants... I've had a decent amount of gaming from this set-up though, and I can play about sixty percent of the top ten thousand games on the market with it. But yeah, I've had to pass up on a few things as well.

Would probably end up holding up quite a bit if I just upped the GPU just ever so slightly. But not much more to say about it though.

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Exactly why I've been impressed. πŸ˜…

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cpu: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-9700 CPU @ 3.00GHz
ram: 32GB
gpu: GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile
storage; 512GB + 4To (all SSD)

bought it in 2019 just before the pandemic/chips shortage. so lucky in that regard. and I don't plan on buying another laptop in the near future.

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I don't think you'll have a problem really within a 2-5 window. If you're willing to not greed over looks, you'll be fine. I am running my GTX 1060 just fine with most recent games. Your video card is a lot better than what I have.

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Honestly, I think I went too far with the graphic card and maybe with the rest since I can't find yet how to get a real use of it lol.
CPU: i5-12600k
MOTHERBOARD: ASROCK B660M
RAM: DDR4 16GB 3200MHz
GPU: ASUS RTX 3060 12GB
1 TB SSD M2 3500Mb/s
etc.
Now, I am thinking of buying some HDD space (2-4tb) and that's probably all.
I am still looking for MMOs to play and atm I just play my steam library from time to time.

PD: Used to game and work with a 1050ti setting PC so it's an improvement but barely noticed, imo.
Old buy was around 900€.
New build is around 1400€

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Honestly, I think I went too far with the graphic card and maybe with the rest since I can't find yet how to get a real use of it lol.

At the moment, yes, but in a few years it will come to good use, I think.

Now, I am thinking of buying some HDD space (2-4tb) and that's probably all.
I am still looking for MMOs to play and atm I just play my steam library from time to time.

What MMO's are you into? Western or Asian style MMO's? Can you name some of your favorite?

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I'm open to anything that has professions and/or crafting systems. Achievements are a plus.
So far I have played games like WoW (tbc, wotlk, bfa, shadowlands)
Runes of magic (pay to win)
black desert (pay to enjoy late-game)
lost ark (gunslinger enjoyer,my last played game, left it a few months ago, gave away my stuff lul) (bought the gold package of this one before release, it was fun while it lasted)
destiny / the divison (bought the division on release, enjoyed it till it kinda died)
Warframe (Played it when I had a console, now all the systems of it are way too complex), even more on pc.
Now I'm mostly waiting for Ashes of creation while I start making money with a hopefully, new IT job.

Honestly, it feels like there are not enough online games to enjoy, so I just want to stick to one (I'm considering a lot to stay on WoW wotlk fresh upcoming server and let it progress) but I really enjoy the idea behind Ashes of creation.

There is even a reddit where you can look for mmos and I couldn't find much there, it's all the same.
Now, to answer your question, I don't really know but if I had to guess that asian mmos imply pay to win, I'd rather not stick too much with those.

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CPU: Intel Core i7-3770 3.40 MHz (Turbo 3.90MHz)
GPU: ASUS STRIX R9 380 DirectCU II OC 2GB
RAM: 8GB (4+4 Dual Channel)
SSD 128
HDD 2x 1TB

I planning to upgrade gpu with rx580 (8gb) or 1050ti (4gb) which is better

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Best of luck getting your upgrade. I think it's not a far leap in terms of the type of GPU. How much does it cost you to get one of them?

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The RX580 is between 1.3 and 2 times faster than the 1050Ti, judging by a YouTube video.
Also I think games will start using more video RAM, so having 8GB is a plus.
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=rx580+1050ti

The 580 seems to be approx. 1.5 times faster than your current card.
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=rx580+R9380

The 1050Ti is at best as fast as your current card, sometimes slower.
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=R9380+1050ti

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The PC ive gotten was pre-built however i have upgraded a few parts here and there as the time went on
Old specs:
CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 1500X Processor
GPU: Nvdia GTX 1060 6GB
Ram: 8gb DDR4
And then i have two harddrives 250GB SSD and 1tb HDD

Newer:
Swapped the ram to 16x2 (32gb in total) DDR4 2667mhz
Added additional 2tb harddrive since the first one was getting clogged up with movies and games
and that's really about it currently. Thinking of getting a better processor for it but currently i'm happy what i have when it comes to gaming

The only thing i could do is focus fixing my old laptop that's currently running on Linux.

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The only thing i could do is focus fixing my old laptop that's currently running on Linux.

I tinkered with Linux just a bit on an Virtual Machine. I couldn't yet decide which one I'd like to use more. Which one is your favorite?

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I currently use Manjaro which is from the Arch family. Mint is easy to get into if you're used to Windows. The only thing i can do on my old Manjaro laptop is play touhou games and browse the web i have spent plenty of time "Ricing" out the desktop as in customizing the looks and everything the best so far is xfce with "Chicago95" which gives a windows 95 vibe to it the other one that was pretty good is called "NsCDE" but i have ran into some issues using it often crashing it downright. Manjaro is pretty good so far but i once completely screwed it up by replacing some kernels that i had to do a clean reformat on my harddrive with a newer version of it.

So yeah Manjaro is good and what i currently use but i recommend Mint to beginners. Ubuntu has some bloat in it but should be fine.

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Decided to go for upgrading GPU as I found a deal nearby for GTX 1070 card. 170 EUR.. seeing how some morons sell 1060 for over 200 EUR this seemed quit a nice deal. Also the dude was really cool and even gave warranty for a month if anything happens.

I was debating whether I'd have bottleneck as I have AMD FX 8320 CPU, but at least in well optimized games even GTX1070 with my old CPU performs brilliantly. There where some "simulators" where I saw maybe 5-10 fps increase and less FPS drops, but for example Dirt Rally 2.0 I got from medium settings at 30 fps to ultra settings with 70 fps. Some other games as well which I managed to try since upgrade also sees increase from medium at 30 to ultra at over 60 fps...

So at least the games I play really benefits from this card. I don't doubt I would have gotten similar if not same results with 1060 or even 1050ti, but at least this one Ill be able to move to my next build .. In which I will probably go for some Ryzen 5 and 16 GB ram. Also price - 1060 3G goes for up to 150, and 1050ti is going for 100+ eur ... I really didn't see the point in not going to 170 eur for this card.

Oh, and I upgraded from 750ti. So rather happy now.

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Lenovo Legion 5

CPU: Ryzen 7 5800H
GPU: RTX 3060
RAM: 16 GB
SSD: 1 TB
Screen: 1080p 165hz

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