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Old 11-07-2019, 01:53 PM   #1001
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I'm going to be building a new gaming PC soon and was wondering if I could get some feedback on the build I have set up.

https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/user/Komskies/saved/mnBK4D
I like this mobo better
https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B07SVRZGMX/

Don't get it if you need wi-fi board doesn't have it.
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Old 11-07-2019, 01:57 PM   #1002
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I like this mobo better
https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B07SVRZGMX/

Don't get it if you need wi-fi board doesn't have it.
Probably don't need wifi on the board. This computer will be hard wired to the internet 100% of the time.
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Old 11-07-2019, 03:24 PM   #1003
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Family friend has an older i7 16gb toshiba. Is it worth spending a couple hundred dollars on a 5-6 year old laptop? It is very similar to this one:

https://www.amazon.ca/Toshiba-Satell.../dp/B00F1K67WE

Has the ram and cpu as suggested
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Old 11-07-2019, 03:25 PM   #1004
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Probably don't need wifi on the board. This computer will be hard wired to the internet 100% of the time.
I have no use for wi-fi on a motherboard so why pay for it? On the case you're getting does it have a USB type C port? Reason I ask is most X570 boards don't have one on the back panel (the Aorus does not) only a header on the motherboard. Keep that in mind if you want USB C.

edit - I checked the 500D has a front USB 3.1 type C port on the front panel you're good.

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Old 11-07-2019, 04:30 PM   #1005
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I agree wifi is probably not that useful, but what about Bluetooth? I haven’t ever personally had Bluetooth in a pc, but seems like it’s worth considering for connecting a controller or maybe a headset. Maybe there’s a more economical way to add it after if you decide you want it at some point? Interested to hear thoughts, since I’m definitely not speaking from experience.
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Old 11-07-2019, 04:33 PM   #1006
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I agree wifi is probably not that useful, but what about Bluetooth? I havenít ever personally had Bluetooth in a pc, but seems like itís worth considering for connecting a controller or maybe a headset. Maybe thereís a more economical way to add it after if you decide you want it at some point? Interested to hear thoughts, since Iím definitely not speaking from experience.
Depending on price difference, a USB Bluetooth 5.0 dongle on Amazon is like $10-15. Wifi (USB, PCE-E, or otherwise) is a bit pricier.
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I agree wifi is probably not that useful, but what about Bluetooth? I havenít ever personally had Bluetooth in a pc, but seems like itís worth considering for connecting a controller or maybe a headset. Maybe thereís a more economical way to add it after if you decide you want it at some point? Interested to hear thoughts, since Iím definitely not speaking from experience.
Good point. I hadn't considered that. I could see myself wanting to connect my PS4 controller, but as Psycnet said maybe it's a better option to just get a bluetooth usb dongle?
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Old 11-07-2019, 05:29 PM   #1008
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What kind of latency do these dongles have? I didn't have much success with a cheapo one I bought on Amazon.
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Old 11-07-2019, 06:49 PM   #1009
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In my experience mobo integrated bluetooth is pretty finnicky anyway.
In the 3 I've had it would constantly disconnect and re-connect my bluetooth mouse, plus it had to be within like 1 foot to work properly. Same with whenever I try and use my bluetooth speaker with it.

Despite having bluetooth in both my computers I still use a wired headset and switched my mouse back to old fashioned usb 2.4ghz wireless
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Old 11-07-2019, 06:57 PM   #1010
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Bluetooth in general is pretty crap, let's be honest.
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Old 11-07-2019, 06:58 PM   #1011
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I am in the market for a laptop and completely confused since I have been using work issued ones for so long. It needs to be PC with Windows 10 and must be able to process documents like a beast.

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Dell E7470 with an i5 6300
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It is a couple years old now but works decently. Should I be shooting for the same specs? Or do you look for something with an i7? I will be using a docking station to hook up to 2 monitors so screen resolution doesn't really matter to me. Trying to keep purchase around 500-600
https://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/product...ws-10/13620847

My wife got one of these and while normally I'd stay out of the $700 price range myself it's pretty decent for the price. But it might not have enough CPU for you.
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Old 11-08-2019, 09:52 AM   #1012
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Bluetooth in general is pretty crap, let's be honest.
Right? I have to turn my laptop sideways on my TV stand otherwise the Bluetooth controller won't work at maybe 5ft. I'm in a recliner so I can move my feet and get signal, lol.

My RF kb&m reach further.
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Right? I have to turn my laptop sideways on my TV stand otherwise the Bluetooth controller won't work at maybe 5ft. I'm in a recliner so I can move my feet and get signal, lol.

My RF kb&m reach further.
RF is much more reliable but doesn't have universal pairing. Give and take I guess.
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Old 11-15-2019, 03:28 PM   #1014
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since portability doesn't matter does it make sense to get something like this? Provides upgrade ability and little more power. Or is it overkill?

https://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/product...-only/13542592
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Old 11-15-2019, 03:31 PM   #1015
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since portability doesn't matter does it make sense to get something like this? Provides upgrade ability and little more power. Or is it overkill?

https://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/product...-only/13542592

I don't get how it's overkill with a GeForce 1050. It's the same card in the Surface Book 2 I use for work (not a gaming laptop) and it struggles with any modern game beyond low settings
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Old 11-15-2019, 04:10 PM   #1016
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I don't get how it's overkill with a GeForce 1050. It's the same card in the Surface Book 2 I use for work (not a gaming laptop) and it struggles with any modern game beyond low settings
I won't really be using it for gaming at all. Maybe occasional cs 1.6 maybe GO.
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Old 11-15-2019, 04:19 PM   #1017
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Kinda what I was expecting. I'm not going to upgrade now just to get one but they'll be up for consideration next time I do upgrade.
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Yeah it bugs me that my 16 year old nephew just built a computer and it has 3 times as many cores as my computer.. now I've got to buy the 16 core AMD just to keep my nerd cred!
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Old 11-18-2019, 09:19 PM   #1019
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Just picked this up off amazon. Seems to be decent specs for price. Will keep an eye out for other Black Friday deals but will be a good place holder if nothing else comes up

https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B07T63H42Q/..._Vj10DbDE7VCQS

12 GB DDR4
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Reviews for the new AMD 3970x threadripper is out. Absolutely destroys anything existing in the HEDT space. Nuts
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