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Comment reply on Forum Topic "headset/microphone port/volume settings"

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

couldn't find any splitter lying around, so just wondering what any advantage there would be to getting the 4 pole jack to USB adapter over the 4 pole single to dual jack 3.5

Comment reply on Forum Topic "headset/microphone port/volume settings"

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah, I'm thinking I need to find a splitter of some kind. don't recall if there was one in the box, but I kinda doubt that the ports on the mobo are able to process both in/out as they are separate on the case. will try that and report back

Comment reply on Forum Topic "headset/microphone port/volume settings"

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks. I had gotten that far, but it did not seem to help that much. I think somewhere I have to figure out a way to tell the mobo that the mic is integrated into the headset because we had the most success by speaking into the ear speaker i.e. somehow the single jack for both in/out doesn't seem to get that working in a single port. couldn't find any settings for that, so maybe I'll just have to get a separate stand-alone mic, but that doesn't seem right since the integrated headsets are so common. thanks

Comment reply on Forum Topic "mounting a seasonic hybrid mode psu"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks for the confirmation

Comment reply on Forum Topic "mounting a seasonic hybrid mode psu"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

never mind. I got impatient and went with fan up/hybrid-passive position. unless someone tells me that's a really bad idea, that's how it will be. thanks anyway

Comment reply on Forum Topic "1tb SSD under $100"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

awesome. thanks for that intel. I'm now officially a gaming pc g-i-t (guru in training), at least for this household

Comment reply on Forum Topic "1tb SSD under $100"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks. that makes a lot of sense; so I'm mad at myself for not jumping on some holiday ssd deals because the 660p is back up to $109 US and actually out of stock even at that price. not sure if it's worth the premium for nvme over sata--the samsung 860 is about $119 (likely will go with a single drive for both storage/os)

It seems that a few of the lower costs nvme are qlc anyway and that seems like more of a compromise than sticking with the somewhat slower sata interface. any thoughts on that?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "1tb SSD under $100"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

So why do most of the build guides suggest going with a 500gb ssd for the os and 2+tb hdd for storing games? that seems to be the standard suggestion for builds across the various budget points. I'm doing my first build for my son who doesn't have a need for much storage at this point and debating whether a second drive is needed at all at this point or maybe going to a 1tb ssd over the normally suggested 500gb ssd

ps not trying to be argumentative or disagree with you. just trying to figure out pros/cons of each approach

Comment reply on Forum Topic "1st build for gaming son about $600 USD"

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

ok, so the more I get into this, the more I admit to not knowing much. so back to the gpu. I was fully willing to splurge on the 1660 super but am now having doubts because we don't have a monitor picked out and don't know what resolution he'll be playing at. So time for more questions.

Main games so far are Destiny 2, Minecraft & Overwatch. In trying to match performance:budget, what level of monitor and gpu should we be looking at in the 600 or so budget (I'm not including the monitor in the $$ total so that can be an extra) Just trying to future proof as much as possible but assuming at some point one weak link or two will be upgraded. Does it make sense to stick with say the 580 gpu since we're likely to get a budget monitor? Thanks again in advance (and Merry Christmas)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "1st build for gaming son about $600 USD"

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

any thoughts on the seasonic gold psu? I know it's only 550 but seems like a good unit with 12 year warranty: https://www.newegg.com/seasonic-prime-ultra-gold-ssr-550gd2-550w/p/N82E16817151207

Comment reply on Forum Topic "5500xt or rx580/rx590?"

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

awesome summary! so for the 1650 series is the normal path 1660ti > 1660 super > 1660 > 1650 super?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "1st build for gaming son about $600 USD"

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 2600X 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor $129.99 @ B&H
Motherboard *Gigabyte B450M DS3H Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $59.99 @ Newegg
Memory *Team T-FORCE VULCAN Z 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $49.99 @ Newegg
Storage *Team MS30 512 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $44.99 @ Newegg
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6 GB SC ULTRA GAMING Video Card $239.99 @ Best Buy
Case Cooler Master MasterBox Q300L MicroATX Mini Tower Case $40.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply *Corsair CXM (2015) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply $58.54 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $634.47
Mail-in rebates -$10.00
Total $624.47
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-12-18 09:51 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "5500xt or rx580/rx590?"

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm basically in the same boat so following this with interest. Still not clear on the 580 vs 590 vs 1660 1660 super or the 1650 super value/performance comparisons. What's the best place to research this (other than forum replies)?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "ASUS Phoenix GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER"

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah I noticed it wasn't a dual fan version of that card

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