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    posted a message on Getting New Pc For My BirthDay
    Quote from tbone120120»

    Please don't get this PC. This PC is a office PC, not a gaming PC. I can give you a PC Part picker for your price range that would be much better. The Intel Pentium J3710 is a VERY poor processor, it has outdated graphics and this PC only has 4GB of ram. If you are looking for longterm, don't get this.

    We have HP machines with J3710s at work, they're so atrocious that they can't browse the web effectively. Add in Windows update or literally any other background task, and the whole PC hangs for minutes at a time.

    Would. Not. Recommend.
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    posted a message on Server name?
    Quote from Mugenri»

    Server McServerface


    This.
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    posted a message on What do ya'll play on? Highest fps with mods?

    Other, see below. Lots of fps. Lots and lots.

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    posted a message on Post your best game screenshots

    Ghost Recon: Wildlands has the best graphics of any game I have seen, every different part of the map is stunning.


    Posted in: General Gaming
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    posted a message on How do I make Minecraft use my NVIDIA GPU? I've tried alot...
    Quote from Mr_Killer01»

    I have been very sceptic about the way you people are solving this, there must be another way, and there is: On my daughter's laptop i had the same freaking annoying problem but all Nvidia software was doing, was telling you that you have a Nvidia in your computer... We need to focus on the default settings of the graphicscard...so, that the computer always picks the fast graphics card first, and do not let the system choose. I've been on this problem for over an hour and i finally got it. Now my wife has a new laptop recently, same freaking problem.... Now why is there not a person in the hardware business that says: Hè, let's make a good graphicscard and NOT USE IT! dumbnuts, their software should directly switch to the best graphicscard, it does when you buy a new card for your desktop... so why not on laptops....


    The default settings, concentrate on that and you will find it, as java versions change, your work-around might have problems again, and you forgot how you did it.


    Good luck...


    I found a solution that actually works now, select if possible the whole minecraftfolder in the nvidia config panel, just add it to the selected list (have to translate from memory and from Dutch, so if some words looks weird, try to understand.)

    Once your folder(s) are added, start minecraft and see that this works.

    Explaining: Because Minecraft basically runs on Java, it is better to select everything in that MC folder to go to the powerful graphicscard.

    If you think that Program_Files either x86 or not should be added, give it a try...


    There's a very good reason that multi-GPU computers are set up to not run programs on the dedicated GPU by default - battery life and power usage. They do this very much on purpose, and are not "dumbnuts". Changing one specific game/program that uses Java to the dedicated GPU is a much better solution than defaulting everything to the dedicated GPU. There are very few games that actually use Java and it usually does not require the extra graphical power.

    Also, Minecraft does only just run off the one binary, javaw.exe. Changing it for all on the system is silly, and moreso, changing the entire system to only run on the dedicated/secondary GPU is even more silly.
    Posted in: Hardware & Software Support
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    posted a message on I Need help with a build

    Being impatient and wanting something does not make it possible to magically get a PC that does what you want for less than 1/2 the price it will cost. People say save up at least $400-$500 minimum for a reason.


    The following is rock-bottom. Any cheaper than this and you're buying some secondhand prebuild from Craigslist or similar and chucking a GPU in it.


    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel - Pentium G4560 3.5GHz Dual-Core Processor ($59.48 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: ASRock - B250M-HDV Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($62.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: Crucial - 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory ($54.77 @ OutletPC)
    Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($47.45 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: EVGA - GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB ACX 2.0 Video Card ($114.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: BitFenix - Nova ATX Mid Tower Case ($24.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: EVGA - 430W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply ($29.89 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $394.56
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-05-06 22:50 EDT-0400

    Posted in: Building, Parts & Peripherals
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    posted a message on CPU Upgrades to Record Minecraft

    A10 likely not up to the task of both playing and recording with OBS. Would likely improve and actually be able to record if you were to add a dedicated graphics card (if wanting to record Nvidia is probably the better option as their recording solution is currently more refined (what is or used to be called ShadowPlay, but AMD cards also support GPU encoding with OBS too).


    As-is though, I reckon you'll struggle to record and play at the same time.

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    posted a message on Minecraft Playing / Streaming Questions

    Cases are more personal preference to be honest so up to you, would definitely fit the existing motherboard in fine though, and offer more flexibility for future upgrades and GPUs if you're not overly concerned about keeping the ITX size.


    And yeah haha, I too am a Phanteks fan (though not literally haha! ;) ) and have an Enthoo Evolv ATX Tempered Glass Edition. Absolutely love it.

    Posted in: Hardware & Software Support
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    posted a message on iGPU vs GPU (no shadders)
    Quote from DannielK»

    Well thats the point, if difference is huge like 60-90fps then i guess i have to buy one, still a GTX 1060 is 270€ in my country, thanks for the tip



    Difference really is immense. Here's the HD 630 integrated vs a GTX 1050:



    GTX 1050 vs GTX 1060:




    And vs a GTX 1080 (current top-model card):


    Posted in: Hardware & Software Support
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    posted a message on Minecraft Playing / Streaming Questions
    Quote from RyanJon22»


    If the motherboard has 2x PCIE slots, it isn't standard M-ITX and possibly won't fit in an Enthoo Evolv ITX. If it does physically fit, you still won't be able to drop in a GPU as the full x16 slot is the second down (as per this picture), meaning you'll only be able to use single slot cards (and that's if the slots even line up with standard ATX PCI/E slots on a case - OEM/prebuilts can be notorious for not following spec). Buying another standard M-ITX H110 board (one of these?) would solve all these issues, maybe consider it if you already bought the case? (That said though, looks like there's a possibility of RAM being SODIMM (laptop) rather than desktop, would need new RAM too)

    Steaming, GPU will most probably help, but what's CPU usage like when you're streaming? SSD for booting/playing and recording to second drive is a good idea too.


    Couple of options for keyboards: Ducky Zero (have one, love it, though this one isn't backlit) Corsair K40, AZIO (little bit of an unknown, looks okay though), K740, G213

    And mice: G602, MX Master, Corsair M65, Nixeus, Sensei Raw


    Heaps more options out there for peripherals though, best option may be going in-store to try some out?

    Posted in: Hardware & Software Support
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