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    • I built a gaming pc around 4 year ago a little before I went to college. Due to the distance and lack of time I didn't bring it so it has not seen much use other than holidays. Now I have my PC with me and I am looking for ways to optimize my current hardware. I am a bit rusty when it comes to computer hardware and optimizing it since my engineering major deals mainly on the production side of items. It would be great if I could get some help with this as well as what components I could replace or possibly add to improve performance.  Everything works just trying to revamp and improve my system. Parts list:
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    • Goodmorning guys, hi to everyone. I'm Luigi and I'm approaching my first year of PhD in Aerospace and Astronautical Engineering. I've had a custom Alienware desktop, bought 11 years ago, with the following specifications:
      Intel i7 920 @2.67 GHz
      9GB RAM
      GeForce GTX 660 (changed from 260) 2x
      This computer worked wonderfully for the whole period and was able to perform decently my computations until now. I'm facing the issue that I'm starting my PhD in Orbit Optimization and, therefore, I need a really badass pc that is able to perform calculations really fast (sometimes we need to test propagation and convergencies for 8+ hours, let's say Matlab is the main tool we use but in the truth we use private compilers which are more powerful but also need more energy) Moreover, I also need a good setup in order to render in Solidworks/CATIA and similar programs If the custom you're going to suggest me is also able to let me play sometimes some games (Shadow of the tomb raider, Assassin's creed, for example), then it's better :)
      My budget can go as high as 3000€. Thank you for your help!
    • Is this board still active? Still haven't had a response:-( I've been working with my friend on putting together a better build based on those 2 above. We have come together with the following build. Can someone please let me know thoughts? Whether to change anything in the above or whether it is good as it is? Also, to make sure it is all compatible. Thank you in advance for any advice anyone can offer!
    • Hello Everyone, I'm looking to switch from console to PC gaming and would like to build my own gaming PC.  Have been doing some research online but wanted some feedback on what I came up with.  I am trying to stay in the $500 range but would like a build where I can easily update or add components in the future.  This is what I came up with: Rosewill ATX Mid Tower Case                   $80 Ryzen 3 2200G Processor                         $100 Gigabyte GA-AX370 Motherboard         $85 Seagate 1TB Barracuda SATA                 $45 EVGA 500B1 Power Supply                      $40 Crucial DDR4 2400 8GB RAM                  $80 ASUS 24x DVD-RW                                       $22 ASUS VS228H-P Monitor                          $100 Devastator 3 Keyboard                            $40 *Also looked at the Gigabyte GTX 1050 for $140 but was hoping I could get away with the onboard graphics of the Ryzen processor. Will these components work together?  Anything missing?  Should I upgrade or downgrade anything?  Pretty casual gamer, but at the same time I don't want to be limited by what I can play. Thanks for taking the time to read this, look forward to your feedback.      
    • Hi, Here’s a quick overview of what we are trying to achieve…

      I am looking for a PC build which will act as our server for a new bidding system to be used at fundraising events.

      We run auctions at fundraising events which are held at hotels. We are looking to display up to 100 tablets for guests to view our website (pre-loaded on the devices by us).
      The website contains live bidding information, which continually changes and should be updated across all devices in real-time.

      We are looking for a PC built that will be the server that runs this system.

      It needs to be reliable since it is powering a server that will have 100 devices connected at once. Real-time speed is important.

      Couple of guys have given me slight guidance on a pc build - here it is:


      • CPU: Intel BX80684I78700 8th Gen Core i7-8700 Processor 325

      • CASE: Cooler Master Elite 110 Computer Case 'Mini-ITX, USB 3.0, Mesh Side Panel' RC-110-KKN2 35

      • MOTHERBOARD : ASUS Intel 1151 Socket Z370 Chipset Prime A D4 ATX Motherboard - Black 147

      • SSD: Samsung 250 GB 860 EVO Sata III 64L V NAND Solid State Drive,MZ-76E250B/EU 58

      • RAM : Corsair CMK8GX4M2B3000C15 Vengeance LPX 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4 3000 MHz C15 XMP 2.0 High Performance Desktop Memory Kit, Black 95

      • PSU : Corsair CP-9020131-UK TXM Series 750 W TX750M ATX/EPS Semi-Modular 80 PLUS Gold Power Supply Unit - Black
      PSU : 90

      Total £750


      • CPU Intel BX80684I78700 8th Gen Core i7-8700 Processor

      • CASE: UNDECIDED – Not yet included

      • MOTHERBOARD : ASRock H310M-HDV/M.2 - mATX Motherboard for Intel Socket 1151 CPUs

      • SSD: Crucial MX500 CT500MX500SSD1(Z) 500 GB Internal SSD (3D NAND, SATA, 2.5 Inch)

      • RAM : HyperX HX426C16FB2/8 8 GB 2666 MHz DDR4 CL16 DIMM 1.2 V 288-Pin Memory Kit, Black

      • PSU : Corsair CP-9020101-UK CX450M 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply Unit

      Total £584 
      (not including cost of SSD Crucial MX500 as I already have one)

      Thank you in advance for your time and help with this.

      I look forward to hearing from anyone that can help!
    • Hi there :)   First of all, thanks to anyone affording to read, an even bigger thank to anyone trying to help, and sorry about my english, I'm not a native !... Here is a config' I am thinking about, that will probably be ordered from and built by Overclockers (anyone having feedback regarding their services ? Never had a PC built in UK before, I'm not sure who to go with...) Its main use would be for gaming 1080p, from not too demanding games such as Dota 2 (where I'd like to achieve a stable 144 FPS, ultra settings in any circumstances), to slightly more demanding ones such as WoW (where I would aim for slightly less, maybe 110 FPS hopefully, ultra settings also), and maybe some of the latest games, although I might have to be happy with ~60 FPS and reducing graphics settings a tad.   Any comments / recommendations would be much appreciated ! You can even yell at me if there's particularly stupid stuff there, or if I forgot something essential or whatever xD For example, I'm not certain the case is appropriated to what it will contain. Also, I wonder if that case and Air CPU Cooling are good enough for an i5-8600K overclocked to 4.7GHz ... (I will soon move from my current location and I have no clue of what temperature will be the room that rig will be in).   I am yet to find a low end decent 144Hz 24 inches monitor (No G-Sync, I dont think I can afford, and main use being for Dota, WoW, Lol... I expect my FPS to be bang on 144. Maybe xD). Anyone happy with his low end 144Hz 24 inches monitor, please let me know ! :)   Here are the specs : GPU : KFA2 GeForce GTX 1060 EX OC 6GB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card............£269,99   (Bundle MOBO / CPU / CPU Cooler / RAM) -...................................................................... £600,20 MOBO : Asrock Z370 Intel Core i5-8600K 3.6GHz (Coffee Lake) Oerclocked @ 4.7GHz Socket LGA1151 Processor CPU Cooler (Air) : Alpenfohn Matterhorn Black CPU Cooler - 120mm RAM : Vulcan T-Force 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 PC4-24000C16 3000MHz Dual Channel Kit   PSU : Cougar GX-S 650W 80 Plus Gold Power Supply …......................................................£72,95 SSD : Samsung 250GB 860 EVO SSD 2.5" SATA 6Gbps 64 Layer 3D V-NAND …...............£59,99 HDD : Seagate 1TB BarraCuda 7200rpm 64MB Cache …......................................................£38,99 OS : Microsoft Windows 10 64-Bit DVD - OEM........................................................................£99,95   CPU Cooling paste : Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound (3.5g) …............................................£6,49 FANS : 1x Corsair ML120 Pro LED White 120mm Premium Magnetic Levitation Fan ...........£19,99 2x Corsair ML120 Pro LED Blue 120mm Premium Magnetic Levitation Fan ….........£39,98   (£19,99 x2)   Wifi : AC1300 Wireless Dual Band PCI Express ......................................................................£39,95 CASE : CoolerMaster MasterBox Q300P RGB Micro-ATX Case - Black Window …...............£64,99 Total : £1313,47   Thanks again to those who made it until the end, and thanks a lot for your time if you do help ! Cheers !
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