This week on the Discord: DeatheTech live built a PC with metal tubing, 65 parts and PCs went on sale, and tons of hardware questions were answered.
Read on for details, and join the conversation.
Kylo: I’m busy watching the deathe jawa stream and the front window waiting for the ups truck
Kylo knows what’s up. Over on the Jawa YouTube, Rand and DeatheTech played Apex Legends and DeatheTech live streamed a build with metal tubing.
So I’m potentially starting a storm in here, but why would someone on a budget get Nvidia over AMD?
Gtech: Honestly it comes down to brand preference, mostly. Now, NVIDIA does have some better encoding performance with NVENC and stuff which could help out streamers on a budget. They’ve also proven to be faster in certain productivity workloads.
Oyako PC: AMD reputation suffers from past (and sometimes present) driver issues. They also fell victim to Nvidia marketing the crap out of ray tracing to make everyone want it (and thus punish AMD for being bad at it). Most people building their own pcs will understand the AMD vs Nvidia in more detail. The market for prebuilts is different since most buying complete systems are looking for “RTX ON” and not an argument regarding rasterization performance of AMD cards vs Nvidia cards.
Matt (REVCORP PC): Honestly it’s just a bandwagon in general. Nvidia has been a household name in the gpu space far longer than AMD.
What wattage SHOULD I have for my 1080 and soon to be 11700kf?
Community Answer: Nvidia says min 500W for the 1080 which would be the primary driver assuming nothing super crazy is going on in your system, you’d be good with a quality 550W
In the event you come across bent CPU pins, as long as you get them back into position, the CPU should still work, right?
Community Answer: If you can bend them back then they should work
Are the MSI VENTUS RTX cards any good?
Community Answer: They’re the equivalent of evga xc black models. Or gigabyte eagle models. Very barebones but gets the job done. Some have plastic shrouds. And no rgb.
Jawa Rand: We’ve partnered with kayjayohpcs on Tik Tok, check it out 👀 Also don’t forget to like and blow up his comment section!
There were 92 new listings dropped this week. Some of the highlights:
Custom 2700X | GTX 1070 Gaming PC — $650.00
A purposefully built 1080p Gaming PC from parts bought new or acquired from friends. Windows 10 Pro installed & activated. All software, firmware, & drivers are installed & up to date.
AMD Radeon RX 6700XT — $485.00
Open box, unused 6700XT. Selling as I upgraded and have
no need for it.
Hokosaki 2.0 矛先 | i5-12400F + RTX 3060 | AAPI Month Special Discount — $1399.99
Hokosaki is the Japanese word for spearhead inspired by the sharp (heh) design of MSI’s premium GUNGNIR 100 case. This system is chock full of RGB components allowing you to fully customize your battle station inside and out. The RAM modules allow for further RGB effects tweaking through MSI’s Mystic Light software.
Major update to search and form inputs across the site, mostly thanks to @SashaTyrba
Single search overlay for mobile, slightly restyled search bar UX.
Search filters update via button click (not automatic). Desktop search bar categories work like checkboxes.
Replaced autocomplete inputs in product listing and address selection
Fixed placeholder Markdown guides (especially in product listings) for mobile browsers
Most forms moved to Typescript, styles rewritten for consistency
More consistent layout rules / transitions between small, medium, and large displays
Fixed Google login bug (change on their end broke page security policy)
Fixed missing search filters when clicking category from homepage
Fixed issue where search page would trigger unnecessary network requests
Fixed issues with chat redirect (after logging in on product listing page)
Fixed misc. signup / login / reset password issues
Fixed crash in profile settings page
Fixed bug where listings with quantity > 1 could not be updated
Fixed rare transaction cancelation bug when saving changes to listings
Fixed mobile profile settings layout
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