Intel Core i5 6500 - CPUBoss

Bitcoin mentioned around Reddit: I have an Intel Core i5-3337U [email protected] GHz processor. Can I mine Verge or any other cryptocurrency for that matter? I did mine some bitcoin way back, like very small amount. Any leads appreciated. Tha /r/vergecurrency

Bitcoin mentioned around Reddit: I have an Intel Core i5-3337U CPU@1.80 GHz processor. Can I mine Verge or any other cryptocurrency for that matter? I did mine some bitcoin way back, like very small amount. Any leads appreciated. Tha /vergecurrency submitted by BitcoinAllBot to BitcoinAll [link] [comments]

Alienware Alpha R1 is 2020

Alienware Alpha R1 in 2020*

Mistyped the title...
This is going to be a simple guide to help any R1 owner upgrade and optimize their Alpha.

Upgradable Parts

(In order of importance)
Storage Unit:
HDD OUT
SSD IN
This is by far the easiest upgrade to make and the most effective.
https://www.newegg.com/p/pl?N=100011693%20600038463
Any of those will work, just needs to be 2.5 Inch SATA.
How to Replace Video

WIFI Card:
This is like a 5-15$ upgrade. Go find any Intel 7265ngw off eBay and replace it with your current WIFI card. If you don’t want to buy used then here.
How to Replace Video

RAM:
Ram prices have tanked because of bitcoin mining, so this has become quite a cheap upgrade as well. I’d recommend 16GB just because why not, but if your tight on cash 8GB is fine.
https://www.newegg.com/p/pl?N=100007609%20601190332%20601342186%20600000401&Order=BESTMATCH
How to Replace Video

CPU:
This required the most research. I’d recommend you look through this first. The wattage of the processor slot only ranges from 35w-50w according to a developer of the Alpha (Source). The socket type is LGA 1150.
If you’re going cheap, the i5-4590t (35w) and i5-4690s (65w) are both great options.
i5-4590t
i5-4690s
The i5-4690t (45w) is also great but is hard to find from a trustworthy source for a reasonable price.
If your willing to spend $100+ then easily the i7-4790t (45w). That is probably the best processor to put in the Alpha. All 45w will be used giving you 3.9 GHz Turbo. The T series apparently runs the best on the R1 according to This Reddit post.
How to Replace Video

GPU:
Coming Soon!

Maxed out Alpha R1 specs: i7-4790t, 1TB Samsung SSD, 16GB DDR3, Nvidia Geforce GTX 860m.
(Upgrading to anything better then that is pointless)

Optimizing the Alpha R1

Peripherals

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Mining noob, I have some questions

Hi everyone, a quick intro here: I come from a professional horticulture background. I've been learning about computers, networking, network security and Linux sys. admin for the last two years. I built a bunch of gaming computers for my kids and I with a bonus check I got in fall of 2017, right before the 2017 "bitcoin bubble". By luck I grabbed all my parts before the price of GPU's skyrocketed. All I've been doing though is learning about Linux and game development, learning digital art like 3D modeling, and streaming video games.
I'm now learning to mine ZEC with tpruvot/ccminer 2.3.1 in Ubuntu 20.04 with Nvidia proprietary driver vers. 440 & CUDA toolkit 10.1. I'm just learning how to do this and understand I'm not making a profit. I'ts more a learning experience and a hobby sort of thing for now. I dont really care if the system breaks, I have another computer with AMD RX560 that I work and game on Linux with. I cant mine with the pollaris GPU because I cant install OpenCL. There is no support for 20.04 from catalyst driver as of now.
TL;DR I'm a noob and wondering why my hashrate is what it is. I am only using 1 GPU as of now (Nvidia 1050Ti 4GB) and mining on a pool. I get an average of 140 Sol/s. Is this essentially the same as H/s and is that a normal number for my card? Should I add a 2nd GPU I have if it's only a 1050 2GB? Also, I am using nvtop & htop packages to monitor PC stats, it shows it's using 99% of GPU and 100% of a single core of my CPU (intel i5 6402P @ 3.2GHz) fans and temps are good.
But it shows I'm only using .6GB / 4GB while mining, is that right? Shouldn't it be using more memory? Would it be overkill to mine with CPU miner at the same time as the 2 cards?
Sorry about the essay, and thanks for your time
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Is my PC actually good enough...

Hello everyone, Im quite new here so hope I get this right.
I have Pc mostly for gaming, maybe 3 years old, cost me about 800€ then, and I considered it to be mid-tier back then. It has:
Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6400 CPU @ 2.70 GhZ 12 GB RAM 64 Bit, Windows 10 Nvidia Geforce GT 730
So I actually have several questions but Im gonna try and be compact. The most pressing is that I bought Read Dead Redemption 2 thinking that it would run at least kind of ok on low settings. It doesn't. around 10 fps is the best I can get with everything on low and its obviously unplayable.
Also it seems that lowering settings doesn't realy decrease the graphics, as does the ping. So I get the same ping from low settings or high (roughly) and things still look very shiny on low graphics. I really don't know too much about these topics so I hope I dont ridiculed too badly - my friend told me I propably have a "bitcoin mining thing" thats draining my CPU/GPU. Is this possible/realistic? (Sorry if its a dump question)
The Big question I guess is, how would I start upgrading this PC to make it more viable?
Thanks to everyone in advance! Cheers
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Error on benchmarking cpu

Hey. I'm very new to bitcoin mining and have no previous experience. I'm trying to benchmark my Intel core i5 3470 but i get several errors while trying. I have tried opening as admin and i have tried disabling windows defender but no luck. I have also tried benchmarking with "precise". Can someone help me?
https://preview.redd.it/mc2a8stn2wi41.png?width=1280&format=png&auto=webp&s=f05a4bbb53e54b6f057a353a0831ceda30093935
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Once again I am asking for your assistance. Years ago you helped me build my 1st PC. It is time to upgrade. Included pictures of battle station and other questions.

Hi everyone. My build is starting to show its age. The more I try to do, the more I see its age. at the bottom of the post you can see my current build.
What is your intended use for this build? The more details the better.
If gaming, what kind of performance are you looking for? (Screen resolution, framerate, game settings)
What is your budget (ballpark is okay)?
In what country are you purchasing your parts?
Post a draft of your potential build here (specific parts please). Consider formatting your parts list. Don't ask to be spoonfed a build (read the rules!).
PCPartPicker Part List
Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-9700K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor $369.99 @ Best Buy
CPU Cooler Deepcool CASTLE 360EX 64.4 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $141.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard ASRock Z370 Taichi ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $299.99 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory $76.99 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory $76.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive -
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB WINDFORCE Video Card $1099.99 @ Newegg
Case Fractal Design Define R5 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $154.72 @ Amazon
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G2 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply -
Monitor Asus ROG Strix XG438Q 43.0" 3840x2160 120 Hz Monitor $1099.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $3320.65
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-04-15 01:24 EDT-0400
Provide any additional details you wish below.
Here is the computer I got help on years ago on this sub.
PCPartPicker Part List
Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3 GHz Quad-Core Processor -
Motherboard Asus P8Z68 Deluxe ATX LGA1155 Motherboard -
Memory Kingston HyperX Fury Blue 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR3-1600 Memory -
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive -
Video Card MSI Radeon RX 480 4 GB GAMING X Video Card -
Case Fractal Design Define R5 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $154.72 @ Amazon
Power Supply Thermaltake TR2 600 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply -
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $154.72
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-04-15 01:34 EDT-0400
Questions I Have
Thanks for the help!
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Wondering if it’s worth it to upgrade my current PC or start over?

So I built my computer when bitcoin mining was still pretty popular and I paid more than I should have for some of the things in the build which meant I couldn’t get exactly what I wanted for the budget I had.
Now I am having issues with my CPU and Drive constantly running at 100% and my computer being slow in general sometimes.
I want to be able to run modern and upcoming AAA titles without huge issues. The thing is I’m not experienced enough to know what I need to replace or if I need to replace certain parts to replace that and so on and so forth.
So here’s my build:
OS - Windows 10
Motherboard - MSI B250M Bazooka (MS-7A70)
CPU/Processor - Intel Core i5 7500 @ 3.40ghz
GPU/Graphics Card - Zotac GeForce GTX 1050-Ti 4gb
Ram - Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR4 2400 C16 2x4gb
Hard Drive - WD Blue 1 TB
Case - DeepCool Tesseract Mid-Tower Case (Blue/Black)
Keyboard - Razer Cynosa Chroma
Mouse - Steel series Rival 300 Mouse
Mouse Pad - Rager Goliathus Chroma
Speakers/Subwoofer - Logitech Z313 2-1 channel 3 piece speaker system with subwoofer
Monitor: Lenovo LI2264D wide 21.5 inch
So if you guys could help me out and let me know what I could replace to make this bad boy run better and able to do what I want it to do or if you guys think I should just start over. Thanks a bunch
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Hardware for vr

I currently have a windows mixed reality headset and it works pretty well for what I paid for. I can start basically every game. The real problem is my hardware. I have an intel motherboard with a core i5-2400 and gtx 1060 3gb. Also have 16gb ddr3 ram. I get dropped frames in a lot of the more intense situations, but climbey and pavlov vr run next to perfect. In my closet I have an i5 2500k, but I’m not sure it would be a huge improvement. I have a biostar tb-250 PRO BTC bitcoin mining motherboard that’ll fit a 6th or 7th gen intel chip. What cpu/graphics card should I upgrade to next? Looking not to spend more than $500
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Looking to upgrade/redo current PC build

I built my PC a couple years ago when bitcoin mining was popular and paid more than I should have for the build I got. Now I’m looking to either start fresh and reuse parts that are viable in a new build or to see if it’s just possible to upgrade some things to make my PC run better. Right now it’s not great for modern AAA games and the like.
What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.
What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?
  • I would prefer to keep it around 800 but can go up to 1000 if absolutely needed
When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.
  • Around Black Friday/Cyber Monday most likely
What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (ToweOS/monitokeyboard/mouse/etc)
  • I don’t necessarily need a monitokeyboard/mouse as I already have those but they are barebones so if I can include them in my budget I’d be willing to upgrade
Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?
  • Michigan, USA. Yes I have a micro center near me
If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.
  • The parts listed below are all the ones I have in my build currently. I’m not sure if it would be worth it upgrading separate parts or building a whole new one and reusing what I can, so I included a full part list.
  • OS - Windows 10
  • Motherboard - MSI B250M Bazooka (MS-7A70)
  • CPU/Processor - Intel Core i5 7500 @ 3.40ghz
  • GPU/Graphics Card - Zotac GeForce GTX 1050-Ti 4gb
  • Ram - Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR4 2400 C16 2x4gb
  • Hard Drive - WD Blue 1 TB
  • Case - DeepCool Tesseract Mid-Tower Case (Blue/Black)
  • Keyboard - Razer Cynosa Chroma
  • Mouse - Steel series Rival 300 Mouse
  • Mouse Pad - Rager Goliathus Chroma
  • Speakers/Subwoofer - Logitech Z313 2-1 channel 3 piece speaker system with subwoofer
  • Monitor: Lenovo LI2264D wide 21.5 inch
Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?
  • Not 100% as I have no experience overclocking
Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)
  • I would like an SSD but that’s all I can think of
Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-towefull-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?
  • I would prefer a mid tower size just because I don’t have all the space in the world for a huge tower. See through window and rgb/blue theme if possible
Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?
  • No
Extra info or particulars:
  • I think I covered it all, thank you to anyone who helps me out!
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Want to upgrade my PC, would like advice

Hi all,
I built my current PC for ~£600 about five years ago, so its starting to get a bit outdated and occasionally laggy. I'm looking to upgrade but I don't know where to start!
I think I want to be upgrading my GPU and SSD, but I'm not sure if this would mean that I need up update my mobo/psu/cooler too. If something else is the bottleneck here, or you need any other information, please let me know!
My current setup looks like this: PCPartPicker Part List
Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i5-4430 3 GHz Quad-Core Processor -
Motherboard Asus - H81M-K Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard -
Memory Kingston - 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR3-1600 Memory £78.62 @ Amazon UK
Storage SanDisk - Ultra Plus 128 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive -
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive -
Video Card XFX - Radeon R9 280X 3 GB Double Dissipation Video Card -
Case Cooler Master - N200 MicroATX Mini Tower Case £42.33 @ Amazon UK
Power Supply EVGA - 500 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply £52.98 @ CCL Computers
Optical Drive Samsung - SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer -
Thanks for any advice!
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UpgradeMeAPC? Hoping to (re)build a "do-everything" PC; what devices might I need, and need to upgrade?

I already have a desktop PC, but I am planning a summer project with my roommates to upgrade some of it and have a wall-mounted, water-cooled, monster-of-a-machine that essentially "does everything," within relatively-sane reason. The wall mounting is completely up to us and still in the planning stages, but the advantage here is that it allows us to craft a case that can potentially fit all kinds of neat things in/on it, from the watercooling rig we're looking into to the buttload of additional drives (hard drives and otherwise) we may want to stick onto it.

"Does everything" essentially means that we'd be hoping to be able to do effectively anything from game, burn CD/DVD/Blu-Ray discs, read ZIP (yep, we still have some of those around) and 5.5"/3.25" disks, "professionally" (one of us is a graphic designer for a local magazine, so there's that) edit photos and video, record home-studio-quality sound (I record audiobooks for my students, for example), maybe even mine bitcoin (lol?) and more.

Some of the parts I have already include:
- GeForce GTX 1080 G1 ( https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01GJEE9BG/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1 , probably need a better one or a second one if we do the bitcoin....erm...thing. This is probably the part I'm least willing to upgrade, as they tend to be the most expensive, but I'm still all ears)
- Intel Core i5 660K 3.5GHz CPU ( https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B012M8M7TY/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1 , could maybe upgrade)
- Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB DDR4 D2666MHz C16 memory ( https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0123ZC44Y/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1 , definitely open to upgrading this)
- ASUS Z170-A Mainboard ( https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B012NH05UW/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1, likely need to update this based on our "needs" for the build we're hoping to accomplish )
- FocusRite Scarlett Solo USB Audio Interface ( https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01E6T56CM/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1 )
- Behringer B-1 Condenser Microphone ( https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0002KZAK8/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1 , also have a pretty nice stand and filters for it but am open to further suggestions. Not looking to upgrade the microphone itself but if you want to recommend a nice desktop stand for it, or cables, or pop filters, or whatever, I'm all ears!)
- 5-port PCI USB ( https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01LZWC7TL/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1, willing to upgrade if this one happens to be a piece of junk )
It also has two internal hard drives (I can upgrade these how/whenever, doesn't really matter right now but I'm looking for high-capacity recommendations), and a whole lot of USB interfacing (keyboard and mouse are separate, microphone is another, have an external blu-ray drive, a Bluetooth USB dongle, a Playstation DexDrive, and more).
Recommendations for layouts are absolutely welcome (like I said, we're still just planning right now) and for other components like fans and watercooling components are also welcome and appreciated. We're not flying blind, but we ARE flying with essentially just guidance from Google and what other subreddits turn up.

I'm not super sure where or how to start, since the PC I have now is the first PC I've built since 2000, so any help is appreciated!
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Console gaming is hardly different from PC gaming, and much of what people say about PC gaming to put it above console gaming is often wrong.

I’m not sure about you, but for the past few years, I’ve been hearing people go on and on about PCs "superiority" to the console market. People cite various reasons why they believe gaming on a PC is “objectively” better than console gaming, often for reasons related to power, costs, ease-of-use, and freedom.
…Only problem: much of what they say is wrong.
There are many misconceptions being thrown about PC gaming vs Console gaming, that I believe need to be addressed. This isn’t about “PC gamers being wrong,” or “consoles being the best,” absolutely not. I just want to cut through some of the stuff people use to put down console gaming, and show that console gaming is incredibly similar to PC gaming. I mean, yes, this is someone who mainly games on console, but I also am getting a new PC that I will game on as well, not to mention the 30 PC games I already own and play. I’m not particularly partial to one over the other.
Now I will mainly be focusing on the PlayStation side of the consoles, because I know it best, but much of what I say will apply to Xbox as well. Just because I don’t point out many specific Xbox examples, doesn’t mean that they aren’t out there.

“PCs can use TVs and monitors.”

This one isn’t so much of a misconception as it is the implication of one, and overall just… confusing. This is in some articles and the pcmasterrace “why choose a PC” section, where they’re practically implying that consoles can’t do this. I mean, yes, as long as the ports of your PC match up with your screen(s) inputs, you could plug a PC into either… but you could do the same with a console, again, as long as the ports match up.
I’m guessing the idea here is that gaming monitors often use Displayport, as do most dedicated GPUs, and consoles are generally restricted to HDMI… But even so, monitors often have HDMI ports. In fact, PC Magazine has just released their list of the best gaming monitors of 2017, and every single one of them has an HDMI port. A PS4 can be plugged into these just as easily as a GTX 1080.
I mean, even if the monitoTV doesn’t have HDMI or AV to connect with your console, just use an adaptor. If you have a PC with ports that doesn’t match your monitoTV… use an adapter. I don’t know what the point of this argument is, but it’s made a worrying amount of times.

“On PC, you have a wide range of controller options, but on console you’re stuck with the standard controller."

Are you on PlayStation and wish you could use a specific type of controller that suits your favorite kind of gameplay? Despite what some may believe, you have just as many options as PC.
Want to play fighting games with a classic arcade-style board, featuring the buttons and joystick? Here you go!
Want to get serious about racing and get something more accurate and immersive than a controller? Got you covered.
Absolutely crazy about flying games and, like the racers, want something better than a controller? Enjoy!
Want Wii-style motion controls? Been around since the PS3. If you prefer the form factor of the Xbox One controller but you own a PS4, Hori’s got you covered. And of course, if keyboard and mouse it what keeps you on PC, there’s a PlayStation compatible solution for that. Want to use the keyboard and mouse that you already own? Where there’s a will, there’s a way.
Of course, these aren’t isolated examples, there are plenty of options for each of these kind of controllers. You don’t have to be on PC to enjoy alternate controllers.

“On PC you could use Steam Link to play anywhere in your house and share games with others.”

PS4 Remote play app on PC/Mac, PSTV, and PS Vita.
PS Family Sharing.
Using the same PSN account on multiple PS4s/Xbox Ones and PS3s/360s, or using multiple accounts on the same console.
In fact, if multiple users are on the same PS4, only one has to buy the game for both users to play it on that one PS4. On top of that, only one of them has to have PS Plus for both to play online (if the one with PS Plus registers the PS4 as their main system).
PS4 Share Play; if two people on separate PS4s want to play a game together that only one of them owns, they can join a Party and the owner of the game can have their friend play with them in the game.
Need I say more?

“Gaming is more expensive on console.”

Part one, the Software
This is one that I find… genuinely surprising. There’s been a few times I’ve mentioned that part of the reason I chose a PS4 is for budget gaming, only to told that “games are cheaper on Steam.” To be fair, there are a few games on PSN/XBL that are more expensive than they are on Steam, so I can see how someone could believe this… but apparently they forgot about disks.
Dirt Rally, a hardcore racing sim game that’s… still $60 on all 3 platforms digitally… even though its successor is out.
So does this mean you have to pay full retail for this racing experience? Nope, because disk prices.
Just Cause 3, an insane open-world experience that could essentially be summed up as “break stuff, screw physics.” And it’s a good example of where the Steam price is lower than PSN and XBL:
Not by much, but still cheaper on Steam, so cheaper on PC… Until you look at the disk prices.
See my point? Often times the game is cheaper on console because of the disk alternative that’s available for practically every console-available game. Even when the game is brand new.
Dirt 4 - Remember that Dirt Rally successor I mentioned?
Yes, you could either buy this relatively new game digitally for $60, or just pick up the disk for a discounted price. And again, this is for a game that came out 2 months ago, and even it’s predecessor’s digital cost is locked at $60. Of course, I’m not going to ignore the fact that Dirt 4 is currently (as of writing this) discounted on Steam, but on PSN it also happens to be discounted for about the same amount.
Part 2: the Subscription
Now… let’s not ignore the elephant in the room: PS Plus and Xbox Gold. Now these would be ignorable, if they weren’t required for online play (on the PlayStation side, it’s only required for PS4, but still). So yes, it’s still something that will be included in the cost of your PS4 or Xbox One/360, assuming you play online. Bummer, right?
Here’s the thing, although that’s the case, although you have to factor in this $60 cost with your console, you can make it balance out, at worst, and make it work out for you as a budget gamer, at best. As nice as it would be to not have to deal with the price if you don’t want to, it’s not like it’s a problem if you use it correctly.
Imagine going to a new restaurant. This restaurant has some meals that you can’t get anywhere else, and fair prices compared to competitors. Only problem: you have to pay a membership fee to have the sides. Now you can have the main course, sit down and enjoy your steak or pasta, but if you want to have a side to have a full meal, you have to pay an annual fee.
Sounds shitty, right? But here’s the thing: not only does this membership allow you to have sides with your meal, but it also allows you to eat two meals for free every month, and also gives you exclusive discounts for other meals, drinks, and desserts.
Let’s look at PS Plus for a minute: for $60 per year, you get:
  • 2 free PS4 games, every month
  • 2 free PS3 games, every month
  • 1 PS4/PS3 and Vita compatible game, and 1 Vita-only game, every month
  • Exclusive/Extended discounts, especially during the weekly/seasonal sales (though you don’t need PS Plus to get sales, PS Plus members get to enjoy the best sales)
  • access to online multiplayer
So yes, you’re paying extra because of that membership, but what you get with that deal pays for it and then some. In fact, let’s ignore the discounts for a minute: you get 24 free PS4 games, 24 free PS3 games, and 12 Vita only + 12 Vita compatible games, up to 72 free games every year. Even if you only one of these consoles, that’s still 24 free games a year. Sure, maybe you get games for the month that you don’t like, then just wait until next month.
In fact, let’s look at Just Cause 3 again. It was free for PS Plus members in August, which is a pretty big deal. Why is this significant? Because it’s, again, a $60 digital game. That means with this one download, you’ve balanced out your $60 annual fee. Meaning? Every free game after that is money saved, every discount after that is money saved. And this is a trend: every year, PS Plus will release a game that balances out the entire service cost, then another 23 more that will only add icing to that budget cake. Though, you could just count games as paying off PS Plus until you hit $60 in savings, but still.
All in all, PS Plus, and Xbox Gold which offers similar options, saves you money. On top of that, again, you don't need to have these to get discounts, but with these memberships, you get more discounts.
Now, I’ve seen a few Steam games go up for free for a week, but what about being free for an entire month? Not to mention that; even if you want to talk about Steam Summer Sales, what about the PSN summer sale, or again, disc sale discounts? Now a lot of research and math would be needed to see if every console gamer would save money compared to every Steam gamer for the same games, but at the very least? The costs will balance out, at worst.
Part 3, the Systems
  • Xbox and PS2: $299
  • Xbox 360 and PS3: $299 and $499, respectively
  • Xbox One and PS4: $499 and $399, respectively.
Rounded up a few dollars, that’s $1,000 - $1,300 in day-one consoles, just to keep up with the games! Crazy right? So called budget systems, such a rip-off.
Well, keep in mind that the generations here aren’t short.
The 6th generation, from the launch of the PS2 to the launch of the next generation consoles, lasted 5 years, 6 years based on the launch of the PS3 (though you could say it was 9 or 14, since the Xbox wasn’t discontinued until 2009, and the PS2 was supported all the way to 2014, a year after the PS4 was released). The 7th gen lasted 7 - 8 years, again depending on whether you count the launch of the Xbox 360 to PS3. The 8th gen so far has lasted 4 years. That’s 17 years that the console money is spread over. If you had a Netflix subscription for it’s original $8 monthly plan for that amount of time, that would be over $1,600 total.
And let’s be fair here, just like you could upgrade your PC hardware whenever you wanted, you didn’t have to get a console from launch. Let’s look at PlayStation again for example: In 2002, only two years after its release, the PS2 retail price was cut from $300 to $200. The PS3 Slim, released 3 years after the original, was $300, $100-$200 lower than the retail cost. The PS4? You could’ve either gotten the Uncharted bundle for $350, or one of the PS4 Slim bundles for $250. This all brings it down to $750 - $850, which again, is spread over a decade and a half. This isn’t even counting used consoles, sales, or the further price cuts that I didn’t mention.
Even if that still sounds like a lot of money to you, even if you’re laughing at the thought of buying new systems every several years, because your PC “is never obsolete,” tell me: how many parts have you changed out in your PC over the years? How many GPUs have you been through? CPUs? Motherboards? RAM sticks, monitors, keyboards, mice, CPU coolers, hard drives— that adds up. You don’t need to replace your entire system to spend a lot of money on hardware.
Even if you weren’t upgrading for the sake of upgrading, I’d be amazed if the hardware you’ve been pushing by gaming would last for about 1/3 of that 17 year period. Computer parts aren’t designed to last forever, and really won’t when you’re pushing them with intensive gaming for hours upon hours. Generally speaking, your components might last you 6-8 years, if you’ve got the high-end stuff. But let’s assume you bought a system 17 years ago that was a beast for it’s time, something so powerful, that even if it’s parts have degraded over time, it’s still going strong. Problem is: you will have to upgrade something eventually.
Even if you’ve managed to get this far into the gaming realm with the same 17 year old hardware, I’m betting you didn’t do it with a 17 year Operating System. How much did Windows 7 cost you? Or 8.1? Or 10? Oh, and don’t think you can skirt the cost by getting a pre-built system, the cost of Windows is embedded into the cost of the machine (why else would Microsoft allow their OS to go on so many machines).
Sure, Windows 10 was a free upgrade for a year, but that’s only half of it’s lifetime— You can’t get it for free now, and not for the past year. On top of that, the free period was an upgrade; you had to pay for 7 or 8 first anyway.
Point is, as much as one would like to say that they didn’t need to buy a new system every so often for the sake of gaming, that doesn’t mean they haven’t been paying for hardware, and even if they’ve only been PC gaming recently, you’ll be spending money on hardware soon enough.

“PC is leading the VR—“

Let me stop you right there.
If you add together the total number of Oculus Rifts and HTC Vives sold to this day, and threw in another 100,000 just for the sake of it, that number would still be under the number of PSVR headsets sold.
Why could this possibly be? Well, for a simple reason: affordability. The systems needed to run the PC headsets costs $800+, and the headsets are $500 - $600, when discounted. PSVR on the other hand costs $450 for the full bundle (headset, camera, and move controllers, with a demo disc thrown in), and can be played on either a $250 - $300 console, or a $400 console, the latter recommended. Even if you want to say that the Vive and Rift are more refined, a full PSVR set, system and all, could cost just over $100 more than a Vive headset alone.
If anything, PC isn’t leading the VR gaming market, the PS4 is. It’s the system bringing VR to the most consumers, showing them what the future of gaming could look like. Not to mention that as the PlayStation line grows more powerful (4.2 TFLOP PS4 Pro, 10 TFLOP “PS5…”), it won’t be long until the PlayStation line can use the same VR games as PC.
Either way, this shows that there is a console equivalent to the PC VR options. Sure, there are some games you'd only be able to play on PC, but there are also some games you'd only be able to play on PSVR.
…Though to be fair, if we’re talking about VR in general, these headsets don’t even hold a candle to, surprisingly, Gear VR.

“If it wasn’t for consoles holding devs back, then they would be able to make higher quality games.”

This one is based on the idea that because of how “low spec” consoles are, that when a developer has to take them in mind, then they can’t design the game to be nearly as good as it would be otherwise. I mean, have you ever seen the minimum specs for games on Steam?
GTA V
  • CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz (4 CPUs) / AMD Phenom 9850 Quad-Core Processor (4 CPUs) @ 2.5GHz
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • GPU: NVIDIA 9800 GT 1GB / AMD HD 4870 1GB (DX 10, 10.1, 11)
Just Cause 3
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-2500k, 3.3GHz / AMD Phenom II X6 1075T 3GHz
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 (2GB) / AMD Radeon HD 7870 (2GB)
Fallout 4
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-2300 2.8 GHz/AMD Phenom II X4 945 3.0 GHz or equivalent
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • GPU: NVIDIA GTX 550 Ti 2GB/AMD Radeon HD 7870 2GB or equivalent
Overwatch
  • CPU: Intel Core i3 or AMD Phenom™ X3 8650
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • GPU: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 460, ATI Radeon™ HD 4850, or Intel® HD Graphics 4400
Witcher 3
  • Processor: Intel CPU Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz / AMD CPU Phenom II X4 940
  • Memory: 6 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GPU GeForce GTX 660 / AMD GPU Radeon HD 7870
Actually, bump up all the memory requirements to 8 GBs, and those are some decent specs, relatively speaking. And keep in mind these are the minimum specs to even open the games. It’s almost as if the devs didn’t worry about console specs when making a PC version of the game, because this version of the game isn’t on console. Or maybe even that the consoles aren’t holding the games back that much because they’re not that weak. Just a hypothesis.
But I mean, the devs are still ooobviously having to take weak consoles into mind right? They could make their games sooo much more powerful if they were PC only, right? Right?
No. Not even close.
iRacing
  • CPU: Intel Core i3, i5, i7 or better or AMD Bulldozer or better
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • GPU: NVidia GeForce 2xx series or better, 1GB+ dedicated video memory / AMD 5xxx series or better, 1GB+ dedicated video memory
Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds
  • CPU: Intel Core i3-4340 / AMD FX-6300
  • Memory: 6 GB RAM
  • GPU: nVidia GeForce GTX 660 2GB / AMD Radeon HD 7850 2GB
These are PC only games. That’s right, no consoles to hold them back, they don’t have to worry about whether an Xbox One could handle it. Yet, they don’t require anything more than the Multiplatform games.
Subnautica
  • CPU: Intel Haswell 2 cores / 4 threads @ 2.5Ghz or equivalent
  • Memory: 4GB
  • GPU: Intel HD 4600 or equivalent - This includes most GPUs scoring greater than 950pts in the 3DMark Fire Strike benchmark
Rust
  • CPU: 2 ghz
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • DirectX: Version 11 (they don’t even list a GPU)
So what’s the deal? Theoretically, if developers don’t have to worry about console specs, then why aren’t they going all-out and making games that no console could even dream of supporting?
Low-end PCs.
What, did you think people only game on Steam if they spent at least $500 on gaming hardware? Not all PC gamers have gaming-PC specs, and if devs close their games out to players who don’t have the strongest of PCs, then they’d be losing out on a pretty sizable chunk of their potential buyers.
Saying “devs having to deal with consoles is holding gaming back” is like saying “racing teams having to deal with Ford is holding GT racing back.” A: racing teams don’t have to deal with Ford if they don’t want to, which is probably why many of them don’t, and B: even though Ford doesn’t make the fastest cars overall, they still manage to make cars that are awesome on their own, they don’t even need to be compared to anything else to know that they make good cars.
I want to go back to that previous point though, developers having to deal with low-end PCs, because it’s integral to the next point:

“PCs are more powerful, gaming on PC provides a better experience.”

This one isn’t so much of a misconception as it is… misleading.
Did you know that according to the Steam Hardware & Software Survey (July 2017) , the percentage of Steam gamers who use a GPU that's less powerful than that of a PS4 Slim’s GPU is well over 50%? Things get dismal when compared to the PS4 Pro (Or Xbox One X). On top of that, the percentage of PC gamers who own a Nvidia 10 series card is about 20% (about 15% for the 1060, 1080 and 1070 owners).
Now to be fair, the large majority of gamers have CPUs with considerably high clock speeds, which is the main factor in CPU gaming performance. But, the number of Steam gamers with as much RAM or more than a PS4 or Xbox One is less than 50%, which can really bottleneck what those CPUs can handle.
These numbers are hardly better than they were in 2013, all things considered. Sure, a PS3/360 weeps in the face of even a $400 PC, but in this day in age, consoles have definitely caught up.
Sure, we could mention the fact that even 1% of Steam accounts represents over 1 million accounts, but that doesn’t really matter compared to the 10s of millions of 8th gen consoles sold; looking at it that way, sure the number of Nvidia 10 series owners is over 20 million, but that ignores the fact that there are over 5 times more 8th gen consoles sold than that.
Basically, even though PCs run on a spectrum, saying they're more powerful “on average” is actually wrong. Sure, they have the potential for being more powerful, but most of the time, people aren’t willing to pay the premium to reach those extra bits of performance.
Now why is this important? What matters are the people who spent the premium cost for premium parts, right? Because of the previous point: PCs don’t have some ubiquitous quality over the consoles, developers will always have to keep low-end PCs in mind, because not even half of all PC players can afford the good stuff, and you have to look at the top quarter of Steam players before you get to PS4-Pro-level specs. If every Steam player were to get a PS4 Pro, it would be an upgrade for over 60% of them, and 70% of them would be getting an upgrade with the Xbox One X.
Sure, you could still make the argument that when you pay more for PC parts, you get a better experience than you could with a console. We can argue all day about budget PCs, but a console can’t match up to a $1,000 PC build. It’s the same as paying more for car parts, in the end you get a better car. However, there is a certain problem with that…

“You pay a little more for a PC, you get much more quality.”

The idea here is that the more you pay for PC parts, the performance increases at a faster rate than the price does. Problem: that’s not how technology works. Paying twice as much doesn’t get you twice the quality the majority of the time.
For example, let’s look at graphics cards, specifically the GeForce 10 series cards, starting with the GTX 1050.
  • 1.8 TFLOP
  • 1.35 GHz base clock
  • 2 GB VRAM
  • $110
This is our reference, our basis of comparison. Any percentages will be based on the 1050’s specs.
Now let’s look at the GTX 1050 Ti, the 1050’s older brother.
  • 2.1 TFLOP
  • 1.29 GHz base clock
  • 4 GB VRAM
  • $140 retail
This is pretty good. You only increase the price by about 27%, and you get an 11% increase in floating point speed and a 100% increase (double) in VRAM. Sure you get a slightly lower base clock, but the rest definitely makes up for it. In fact, according to GPU boss, the Ti managed 66 fps, or a 22% increase in frame rate for Battlefield 4, and a 54% increase in mHash/second in bitcoin mining. The cost increase is worth it, for the most part.
But let’s get to the real meat of it; what happens when we double our budget? Surely we should see a massive increase performance, I bet some of you are willing to bet that twice the cost means more than twice the performance.
The closest price comparison for double the cost is the GTX 1060 (3 GB), so let’s get a look at that.
  • 3.0 TFLOP
  • 1.5 GHz base clock
  • 3 GB VRAM
  • $200 retail
Well… not substantial, I’d say. About a 50% increase in floating point speed, an 11% increase in base clock speed, and a 1GB decrease in VRAM. For [almost] doubling the price, you don’t get much.
Well surely raw specs don’t tell the full story, right? Well, let’s look at some real wold comparisons. Once again, according to GPU Boss, there’s a 138% increase in hashes/second for bitcoin mining, and at 99 fps, an 83% frame rate increase in Battlefield 4. Well, then, raw specs does not tell the whole story!
Here’s another one, the 1060’s big brother… or, well, slightly-more-developed twin.
  • 3.9 TFLOP
  • 1.5 GHz base clock
  • 6 GB VRAM
  • $250 retail
Seems reasonable, another $50 for a decent jump in power and double the memory! But, as we’ve learned, we shouldn’t look at the specs for the full story.
I did do a GPU Boss comparison, but for the BF4 frame rate, I had to look at Tom’s Hardware (sorry miners, GPU boss didn’t cover the mHash/sec spec either). What’s the verdict? Well, pretty good, I’d say. With 97 FPS, a 79% increase over the 1050— wait. 97? That seems too low… I mean, the 3GB version got 99.
Well, let’s see what Tech Power Up has to say...
94.3 fps. 74% increase. Huh.
Alright alright, maybe that was just a dud. We can gloss over that I guess. Ok, one more, but let’s go for the big fish: the GTX 1080.
  • 9.0 TFLOP
  • 1.6 GHz base clock
  • 8 GB VRAM
  • $500 retail
That jump in floating point speed definitely has to be something, and 4 times the VRAM? Sure it’s 5 times the price, but as we saw, raw power doesn’t always tell the full story. GPU Boss returns to give us the run down, how do these cards compare in the real world?
Well… a 222% (over three-fold) increase in mHash speed, and a 218% increase in FPS for Battlefield 4. That’s right, for 5 times the cost, you get 3 times the performance. Truly, the raw specs don’t tell the full story.
You increase the cost by 27%, you increase frame rate in our example game by 22%. You increase the cost by 83%, you increase the frame rate by 83%. Sounds good, but if you increase the cost by 129%, and you get a 79% (-50% cost/power increase) increase in frame rate. You increase it by 358%, and you increase the frame rate by 218% (-140% cost/power increase). That’s not paying “more for much more power,” that’s a steep drop-off after the third cheapest option.
In fact, did you know that you have to get to the 1060 (6GB) before you could compare the GTX line to a PS4 Pro? Not to mention that at $250, the price of a 1060 (6GB) you could get an entire PS4 Slim bundle, or that you have to get to the 1070 before you beat the Xbox One X.
On another note, let’s look at a PS4 Slim…
  • 1.84 TFLOP
  • 800 MHz base clock
  • 8 GB VRAM
  • $300 retail
…Versus a PS4 Pro.
  • 4.2 TFLOP
  • 911 MHz base clock
  • 8 GB VRAM
  • $400 retail
128% increase in floating point speed, 13% increase in clock speed, for a 25% difference in cost. Unfortunately there is no Battlefield 4 comparison to make, but in BF1, the frame rate is doubled (30 fps to 60) and the textures are taken to 11. For what that looks like, I’ll leave it up to this bloke. Not to even mention that you can even get the texture buffs in 4K. Just like how you get a decent increase in performance based on price for the lower-cost GPUs, the same applies here.
It’s even worse when you look at the CPU for a gaming PC. The more money you spend, again, the less of a benefit you get per dollar. Hardware Unboxed covers this in a video comparing different levels of Intel CPUs. One thing to note is that the highest i7 option (6700K) in this video was almost always within 10 FPS (though for a few games, 15 FPS) of a certain CPU in that list for just about all of the games.
…That CPU was the lowest i3 (6100) option. The lowest i3 was $117 and the highest i7 was $339, a 189% price difference for what was, on average, a 30% or less difference in frame rate. Even the lowest Pentium option (G4400, $63) was often able to keep up with the i7.
The CPU and GPU are usually the most expensive and power-consuming parts of a build, which is why I focused on them (other than the fact that they’re the two most important parts of a gaming PC, outside of RAM). With both, this “pay more to get much more performance” idea is pretty much the inverse of the truth.

“The console giants are bad for game developers, Steam doesn't treat developers as bad as Microsoft or especially Sony.”

Now one thing you might’ve heard is that the PS3 was incredibly difficult for developers to make games for, which for some, fueled the idea that console hardware is difficult too develop on compared to PC… but this ignores a very basic idea that we’ve already touched on: if the devs don’t want to make the game compatible with a system, they don’t have to. In fact, this is why Left 4 Dead and other Valve games aren’t on PS3, because they didn’t want to work with it’s hardware, calling it “too complex.” This didn’t stop the game from selling well over 10 million units worldwide. If anything, this was a problem for the PS3, not the dev team.
This also ignores that games like LittleBigPlanet, Grand Theft Auto IV, and Metal Gear Solid 4 all came out in the same year as Left 4 Dead (2008) on PS3. Apparently, plenty of other dev teams didn’t have much of a problem with the PS3’s hardware, or at the very least, they got used to it soon enough.
On top of that, when developing the 8th gen consoles, both Sony and Microsoft sought to use CPUs that were easier for developers, which included making decisions that considered apps for the consoles’ usage for more than gaming. On top of that, using their single-chip proprietary CPUs is cheaper and more energy efficient than buying pre-made CPUs and boards, which is far better of a reason for using them than some conspiracy about Sony and MS trying to make devs' lives harder.
Now, console exclusives are apparently a point of contention: it’s often said that exclusive can cause developers to go bankrupt. However, exclusivity doesn’t have to be a bad thing for the developer. For example, when Media Molecule had to pitch their game to a publisher (Sony, coincidentally), they didn’t end up being tied into something detrimental to them.
Their initial funding lasted for 6 months. From then, Sony offered additional funding, in exchange for Console Exclusivity. This may sound concerning to some, but the game ended up going on to sell almost 6 million units worldwide and launched Media Molecule into the gaming limelight. Sony later bought the development studio, but 1: this was in 2010, two years after LittleBigPlanet’s release, and 2: Media Molecule seem pretty happy about it to this day. If anything, signing up with Sony was one of the best things they could’ve done, in their opinion.
Does this sound like a company that has it out for developers? There are plenty of examples that people will use to put Valve in a good light, but even Sony is comparatively good to developers.

“There are more PC gamers.”

The total number of active PC gamers on Steam has surpassed 120 million, which is impressive, especially considering that this number is double that of 2013’s figure (65 million). But the number of monthly active users on Xbox Live and PSN? About 120 million (1, 2) total. EDIT: You could argue that this isn't an apples-to-apples comparison, sure, so if you want to, say, compare the monthly number of Steam users to console? Steam has about half of what consoles do, at 67 million.
Now, back to the 65 million total user figure for Steam, the best I could find for reference for PlayStation's number was an article giving the number of registered PSN accounts in 2013, 150 million. In a similar 4-year period (2009 - 2013), the number of registered PSN accounts didn’t double, it sextupled, or increased by 6 fold. Considering how the PS4 is already at 2/3 of the number of sales the PS3 had, even though it’s currently 3 years younger than its predecessor, I’m sure this trend is at least generally consistent.
For example, let’s look at DOOM 2016, an awesome faced-paced shooting title with graphics galore… Of course, on a single platform, it sold best on PC/Steam. 2.36 million Steam sales, 2.05 million PS4 sales, 1.01 million Xbox One sales.
But keep in mind… when you add the consoles sales together, you get over 3 million sales on the 8th gen systems. Meaning: this game was best sold on console. In fact, the Steam sales have only recently surpassed the PS4 sales. By the way VG charts only shows sales for physical copies of the games, so the number of PS4 and Xbox sales, when digital sales are included, are even higher than 3 million.
This isn’t uncommon, by the way.
Even with the games were the PC sales are higher than either of the consoles, there generally are more console sales total. But, to be fair, this isn’t anything new. The number of PC gamers hasn’t dominated the market, the percentages have always been about this much. PC can end up being the largest single platform for games, but consoles usually sell more copies total.
EDIT: There were other examples but... Reddit has a 40,000-character limit.

"Modding is only on PC."

Xbox One is already working on it, and Bethesda is helping with that.
PS4 isn't far behind either. You could argue that these are what would be the beta stages of modding, but that just means modding on consoles will only grow.

What’s the Point?

This isn’t to say that there’s anything wrong with PC gaming, and this isn’t to exalt consoles. I’m not here to be the hipster defending the little guy, nor to be the one to try to put down someone/thing out of spite. This is about showing that PCs and consoles are overall pretty similar because there isn’t much dividing them, and that there isn’t anything wrong with being a console gamer. There isn’t some chasm separating consoles and PCs, at the end of the day they’re both computers that are (generally) designed for gaming. This about unity as gamers, to try to show that there shouldn’t be a massive divide just because of the computer system you game on. I want gamers to be in an environment where specs don't separate us; whether you got a $250 PS4 Slim or just built a $2,500 gaming PC, we’re here to game and should be able to have healthy interactions regardless of your platform.
I’m well aware that this isn’t going to fix… much, but this needs to be said: there isn’t a huge divide between the PC and consoles, they’re far more similar than people think. There are upsides and downsides that one has that the other doesn’t on both sides. There’s so much more I could touch on, like how you could use SSDs or 3.5 inch hard drives with both, or that even though PC part prices go down over time, so do consoles, but I just wanted to touch on the main points people try to use to needlessly separate the two kinds of systems (looking at you PCMR) and correct them, to get the point across.
I thank anyone who takes the time to read all of this, and especially anyone who doesn’t take what I say out of context. I also want to note that, again, this isn’tanti-PC gamer.” If it were up to me, everyone would be a hybrid gamer.
Cheers.
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Is this normal : 100h/s ??

Hi, I started mining bitcoin not long ago, and it seems to me that the amount of bitcoins I get is so little approximately 0.1$/day, then I looked at the speed of my mining and it says: 100h/s. That is not profitable at all, how would I fix it. CPU: Intel Core i5 3340 GPU: Gegabyte Nvidia Geforce 740 GT HELP PLEASE 🙏
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[USA-CA] [H] Nearly-complete PC build (i5 CPU, 16GB RAM, MSI motherboard, Fractal Design case, Asus ROG Strix RX480 OC GPU) [W] Local cash, trade for Oculus Rift Touch

After some recent misadventures (I started out trying to upgrade this PC, but basically ended up building a new one by accident), I'd like to find a new home for my previous build.
As of right now, this rig is missing only a power supply and SSD or HDD (I migrated both items into my new rig), but is otherwise fine. This machine was built and used over the past couple years for light gaming and home-lab work, and the GPU was purchased new by me from Amazon and wasn't ever used for bitcoin mining or anything like that. I've found that it handles most modern games quite well at 1080p. Here are the specs of what I'm including:
Also, here's an album of timestamps.
I'm asking $350 (open to reasonable offers) local cash in the San Francisco Bay Area. I live in the East Bay and work in the South Bay, so I'm happy to meet up somewhere mutually convenient. I'm also open to trades for an Oculus Rift Touch setup, if anyone has one they're looking to trade. Let me know!
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Graphics Card Upgrade Suggestions

I've been holding off on upgrading my 670 due to the bitcoin mining price gouging; however, I think it's about that time to upgrade. I'm not interested in the 1080ti or 2080ti due to the crazy high prices. Even the 2080 seems a bit pricey at the moment. My question is, should I go with the 2070 or look to the 1070/1070ti series? I should note that I am also looking into purchasing Battlefield V, so those free downloads with the 2070 purchase are tempting.

My current PC specs are below.

LOOKING TO BUY:
2070

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE:
ASAP

BUDGET RANGE:
Prefer to stay under $550

USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT:
Gaming; other tasks are minimal

CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY:
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB
PC Power & Cooling 750W ATX12V / EPS12V

CURRENT MONITOR:
Acer Predator XB271HU 27" Monitor (1440p)

OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS:
Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler
ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard
G.SKILL TridentX Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Cooler Master HAF 922 ATX Mid Tower Case

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS:
Newegg
Amazon

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:
USA

PARTS PREFERENCES:
Nvidia

OVERCLOCKING/SLI OR CROSSFIRE:
No

MONITOR RESOLUTION:
1440p

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:
There's an added incentive for me that some of the card listings come with Battlefield V (Newegg).
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What parts to upgrade first?

Build Help/Ready:

this is my personal PC, i use if for torenti... facebooking, and gaming (Overwatch, Dead by Daylight, Vermintide). lately my PC has been showing its age and i am trying to figure out what parts to replace first. i typically play games on Low graphics just to make sure im getting decent frame rate. so im not super interested in running everything on ultra @150 FPS. but playing on high @40 FPS would be just fine for me.
i am not sure how far down the rabbit hole to go with this. i built the PC 3 years ago for $800, so lets say my budget now should be less than $800 and i will be happy
Post a draft of your potential build here (specific parts please). Consider formatting your parts list. Don't ask to be spoonfed a build (read the rules!).
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i5-6400 2.7 GHz Quad-Core Processor $223.00 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler Cooler Master - Hyper T2 54.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $16.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI - Z170A SLI ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $164.96 @ OutletPC
Memory G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $124.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $45.65 @ OutletPC
Video Card NVIDIA - GeForce GTX 970 4 GB Video Card -
Case Phanteks - Enthoo Pro M ATX Mid Tower Case -
Power Supply EVGA - 500 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $47.00 @ B&H
Optical Drive Asus - DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $21.65 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $656.04
Mail-in rebates -$12.00
Total $644.04
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-11-14 16:28 EST-0500
i am not super attached to anything in particular in this build, i am just looking for a good place to start upgrading and really boosting my performance. im pretty sure new RAM and a video card are the biggest factors but i have no idea what im doing anymore (havent looked at PC parts since Bitcoin Mining drove prices up).
any help is appreciated, thanks
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[USA-VA] [H] Full PC Build (6600k, GTX 1060 6GB), GTX 1070 FTW. Masterkeys Lite Combo, EVGA 2 Slot SLI Bridge [W] Local Cash, Venmo, Google Wallet, BTC, Trades.

Hey everyone, to begin I have a full PC Build. + Other Parts below.. Your going to hate me but this is the fucking truth I swear. I basically do not need a gaming PC at the moment. And my will to game has faded...but my will for gainz is growing. I have recently found the sub /wallstreetbets and I'm selling all my shit and YOLOing the fuck out.
Now now now.. don't hate me just yet. I've been working my ass off and investing my whole life in different shit. My most successful venture thus far has been bitcoin. I'm no god damn bitcoinillionaire but I've been turning it over and helping pay for shit for years.
Long story short, then I started saving all my freedom dollars into bitcoin, then I started mining and small term investing. And now I am in it balls deep. My reasoning behind all this is simply, I don't need all this shit if I'm not going to use it right now. And if I don't go broke and do well over time I can buy it all back better next year. Annnnnd if I go nolo broke, well I made a slightly costly bad life decision at 25 and learned some really god damn good life lessons (at least one would hope).
So I'm selling all my needless possessions (Except my PS4), lowering my bills and overall cost of living and investing it all...in AMD. (Not all I diversify. but 100% of this PC would go towards it.) My ultimate goal being to invest 1/4 of my income by the end of this year. So without further blabbering...
1. Full PC Build AT THIS TIME I DO NOT WANT TO PART OUT. I Also would prefer not to ship. I also would prefer this to stay local. With that being said, If the before two become unsuccessful I do still have the original boxes for most items and could part it out.
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $234.53 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler Deepcool CAPTAIN 240 EX 153.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $86.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Ultra Gaming ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $155.98 @ Directron
Memory Avexir Core Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $102.99 @ Newegg
Storage PNY CS1311 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $49.99 @ Best Buy
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $48.88 @ OutletPC
Video Card PNY GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB XLR8 Gaming OC Video Card $252.99 @ Jet
Power Supply Corsair CSM 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $79.99 @ Amazon
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $17.88 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Pro OEM 64-bit $138.31 @ OutletPC
Wireless Network Adapter TP-Link TL-WDN4800 PCI-Express x1 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi Adapter $35.49 @ OutletPC
Other Keyboard Masterkeys Lite L Combo RGB Keyboard Mouse Combo $59.99
Other Case Rajintek Nestor $64.99
Other RGB 350 Remote Controlled lighting kit $16.99
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1345.89
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-02-23 22:37 EST-0500
All parts are less than 2 months old with very light use. Asus CD Drive not installed, just didn't do it. I can provide it or sell it w/o. Looking for $980 Local Cash 24018 FOR P/U Also I have 2x AOC 22in 60hz IPS 1080p Slim Bezel 5ms w/ Dual vesa mount for sale for $200 local not pictured here
2. GTX 1070 FTW or GTX 1060 6GB
One of these cards I will ship separate from the build. The other I will leave in the PC above to attempt to sell it as a whole. I might also sell these two and sell the PC - GPU.
GTX 1070 FTW - $345 Shipped (Bios Update + Thermal Pads)
PNY GTX 1060 6GB XLR8 - $210 Shipped
3. 3 Items I will sell separate from the PC
Masterkeys Lite RGB Keyboard/Mouse Combo - $45 Shipped
Asus CD/DVD RW Drive, Never Used Brand New - $15 Shipped
Antminer USB Stick - Not even sure if it works, bought it off someone here for a test and never used - $10 Shipped
4. EVGA 2 Slot SLI Bridge - $20 Shipped (Sold to silvercard1)
TRADES or I will buy
  1. Cheap Laptop/Chromebook
  2. Antminer S7 w/ 1400w or 800w x2 PSUs
  3. Razr Blackwidow Chroma Clicky
  4. Lisa Su
Ironically enough I'm keeping my Razr Mouse and Mousepad (bought off here) to even use with a cheap laptop, I just like them that much.
I have Confirmed trades on here of $750, $610, $345 & others using alt payment methods & trades. Also a 4 year old acct & creator of /askcarsales and mod of my local reddit /roanoke.
I will be accepting paypal soon, I have a feeling I'll need to repost some items. I'm the the middle of confirming my bank acct now.
TIMESTAMPS
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What cryptocurrencies are good for mining with low to mid-range hardware?

Hello there! I'm someone who's tried mining before (2013 with Dogecoin) but now I want to get back in. Unfortunately, I've only been able to upgrade to slightly better hardware since then. Knowing that Bitcoin, Litecoin, DASH, and derivatives are not feasible, what other options are there?
In my case, I don't have to worry about electricity costs. The current plan is to let my computer do mining in lieu of idling when it's not being actively used (e.g. updating, nighttime, etc.).
Specifications: CPU: Intel Core i5-6198DU @ 2.3 GHz (quad core) GPU: Nvidia GT 920MX OS: Linux (Mint KDE 18.3) with CUDA support installed
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I bought a 3 Tb harddrive just as a new cryptocurrency came out which I could mine with it on 8/10. Sold what I mined on Saturday for this.

EVGA Z97 FTW (142-HR-E977-KR) LGA 1150 Intel Z97 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Rosewill RISE Black ATX Full Tower Dual PSU Computer Case, support up to E-ATX, come with Four Fans-3x Front 120mm Fan, 1x Rear 140mm Fan
Intel Core i5-4670K Haswell Quad-Core 3.4GHz LGA 1150 84W Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics BX80646I54670K
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL
I always find it worth it to glance at bitcointalk a couples times a day to see if a new idea comes up with a possibility for profit. I just happened to see burst immediately after I bought the harddrive so gave it a shot. A 4 TB will still give you ~$20 a day mining it but that will constantly decrease as time goes on.
The great part about cryptocurrency is even if your equpment is subpar, like mine was, if a coin is brand new you can still generally make a very nice profit.
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Why does every miner crash?

Hello! I'm trying to mine crypto on my PC, and I have an Intel Core i5 6400 and an Nvidia GTX 1060 6gb. I first started out trying to mine Monero, but the software kept on quitting after it was running for a while. I then quit for like 3 months and now I'm trying to mine bitcoin with nice hash legacy. But it also quits after sometime as well.
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Wanna Build a Hybrid Value/Performance PC? No Budget; Preferably $900-$1,700 PLS Help!

Wanna Build a Hybrid Value/Performance PC? PLS Help!
Ok so, I have never built a PC and have a relative baseline of knowledge on computer parts. I’ve been learning about specs, different parts, and how pc’s can be specifically built for specific purposes over the past 3 weeks. So if you do want to help, know that I’m not ENTIRELY clueless, and that I’m not here to waste your time.
With that being said, let’s get into it.
Intro:
I’m looking to build a pc.
I have a 2013 Macbook Air. Base model, but with 256gb of ssd.
The Laptop isn’t exactly satisfying my needs anymore, and so here I am.
What I will use this pc for:
I’m going to be browsing and streaming video with up to 100 tabs open at once.
I’ll be gaming playing 1st/3rd person shooters (Battlefield, PUBG) and LoL. I might get into strategy games like Ashes or Civ 6; maybe action/adventure as well. Idk yet.
I MIGHT have some LIGHT content creation (Youtube), but honestly I will probably be too lazy and time consumed to waste energy here. W Sony Vegas
I will most likely have multiple browsers and tabs open and gaming at the same time.
I will probably also be using 2 monitors at a time as well (Multi-display is preferable)
MUST HAVE SPEC(S) FOR THE PC:
Wifi Compatibility - I’m in the other corner of my parents’ house and won’t move out for a year or so. So this is a MUST HAVE. Period.
Value (I seriously do not want to waste my money. I need bang for buck. MIND YOU, I am also willing to spend it if the value is there.) This is also a MUST HAVE. Btw I don’t give a shit about rbg or color schemes. lol let’s build a sleeper….
Preferred Specs:
Value - I have come to find over the past 3 weeks that I care for this A LOT. I have no budget, but don’t want to spend more than $1,500 - $1,800 on the PC alone. Only the PC. Doesn’t include Monitor, keyboard, mouse, desk, chair, ect.
Longevity - I want to get a good, Upper-mid tier pc that won’t need GPU or CPU Upgrading for 4-6 years.
Solid Graphics - I am not going to buy any processor with lesser power than a Geforce GTX 1060. The 1060 and 980 are as low as I’ll go. Right now I’m looking at a 1070 or 1070 Ti, maybe a 1080, probably not a 1080 Ti.
Upper Class CPU - I don’t care if it’s AMD or Intel. Ryzen is SLIGHTLY better with content creation and is slightly cheaper, but remember, I’m here for Gaming. I’m more than fine with intel if i get more bang for buck. Currently looking at Ryzen 5 2600X. I’M OPEN FOR SUGGESTIONS AND BETTER VALUE OPTIONS!
Ram - I hate to shovel out money here, but i will. DDR4 8GB @2400 Min 16GB Max
SSD - Currently Looking at a Samsung Evo 850 (I think, can’t remember)
Motherboard - I will probably be upgrading this PC overtime, So I kind of want a mid-tier Motherboard that can support future upgrades
Compatability - No shit. Need a compatible motherboard and compatable parts
Additional Air Fan(s) - I want my pc cool man…. Not spending money here
Monitor - At least 144hz, lower input latency, 1080p is fine. I don’t need 1440 or higher. I know this also plays into what the CPU and GPU are capable of. I don’t care for curved or wide monitors either. Don’t care.
Power Supply: 650W Gold 550W Gold might be fine though. I’m not planning on overclocking, but if I become interested over the years, I’ll just upgrade this.
Cable Management - Who doesn't want this nowadays?
Non-Preferred Specs:
Liquid Cooling - I will upgrade to this over time
Customized Case - Eh. Take it or leave it. I won’t spend more than $100 here.
Hard Drive - I don’t care really. 1Tb, 2TB, 3TB. I actually bought a 2TB HDD that has never been used for my PS4, so if I can use that for the PC then cool. I might have to look that up, or get informed. I assume it’s possible and easy.
RGB - Idc
GSYNC/FreeSync - Eh, yeah this is nice when playing Shooters, but it costs too much extra for such a minuscule impact
Sound Card - LMAO. Don’t Bother
Headset - Have one
Mouse - Have a Corsair MMO mouse. IDK what it’s called. Cost about $55
(Gaming) Chair - Not necessary and I have one anyways
Yes, I have left some components out.
So in the end, Im looking for either a budget option between $700-$1,200 or just a solid gaming PC between $1,200-$1,700.
I’ve tried going to local stores, but i’ve been getting quoted $200-$500 just to build the pc, which is absurd.
I’ve also looked into Pre-built Pcs because of bitcoin and precious metal mining racking up GPU and Ram Prices.
If you’re interested here are the PC’s I’ve been looking at and semi-decent pricing:
  1. https://www.bestbuy.com/site/cyberpower-desktop-intel-core-i5-8gb-memory-nvidia-geforce-gtx-1060-2tb-hard-drive-240gb-solid-state-drive-black/6242900.p?skuId=6242900SKU: 6242900
  2. https://www.bestbuy.com/site/cyberpowerpc-desktop-amd-ryzen-5-8gb-memory-nvidia-geforce-gtx-1060-1tb-hard-drive-120gb-solid-state-drive-white/6204026.p?skuId=6204026SKU: 6204026
  3. https://www.bestbuy.com/site/cyberpowerpc-gamer-master-desktop-amd-ryzen-5-16gb-memory-nvidia-geforce-gtx-1070-120gb-ssd-1tb-hard-drive-white/5848608.p?skuId=5848608SKU: 5848608 The Specs and pricing for this pc are nearly perfect for me, BUT no WiFi compatability. RIP.
  4. https://www.bestbuy.com/site/cyberpowerpc-gamer-master-desktop-amd-ryzen-5-16gb-memory-nvidia-geforce-gtx-1080-240gb-ssd-2tb-hard-drive-black/5848611.p?skuId=5848611SKU: 5848611
  5. https://www.bestbuy.com/site/cyberpowerpc-desktop-amd-ryzen-7-series-16gb-memory-nvidia-geforce-gtx-1070-ti-240gb-solid-state-drive-2tb-hard-drive-black/6155211.p?skuId=6155211SKU: 6155211
  6. https://www.bestbuy.com/site/cyberpowerpc-desktop-intel-core-i7-16gb-memory-nvidia-geforce-gtx-1070-ti-240gb-solid-state-drive-3tb-hard-drive-black/6155207.p?skuId=6155207SKU: 6155207 This PC seems like less bang for buck, and Im not as big of a fan because of that.
So yeah that’s where I am. I can currently build a PC like #4 for around $1300 Brand new, even though I have no fucking clue as to what I’m doing, Which would save about $100-$130.
On a side note:
Im currently thinking about building a value pc for $700-$900 as an entry level pc, and then building a stronger one over the years.
I also would love for my Pc to be mobile given my current living situation.
With those two things being said, Would a Mini PC be a decent option?
NOW, Keep In mind I’m Playing League with a 2013 MacBook Air @ 25-35 FPS Average going as low as 6FPS (Yes…Fucking Six…) with Constant App crashes on a BLAZING Intel HD 5000 GPU, 1.3GHz Intel Core I5-4250U, and 4MB DDR3 @1,600Mhz of Ram.
Yeah.
Kill me…..
I’m Looking at these currently:
https://store.zotac.com/magnus-en1060-plus-i3-zbox-en1060-p-u-i3Magnus EN1060 PLUS I3 SKU: ZBOX-EN1060-P-U-I3
https://store.zotac.com/magnus-en1060k-zbox-en1060k-u Magnus EN1060K SKU: ZBOX-EN1060K-U
At first glance I thought they looked like shit, but I can take them anywhere, and are cheaper than buying a laptop with the same specs.
To Wrap It Up:
Is it worth it to buy a pre-built with the market conditions? Is it worth it to buy a budget Mini-PC given my living conditions and Lifestyle? (I’m always going over to friends’ dorms and apartments for the weekend as well. I forgot to mention that)
Or do you guys wanna help craft a VALUE gaming pc capping out at $1,700? That sounds like the most fun to me personally.
PLEASE HELP! I’m easy to work with and will POUR over any information you guys give me. I Love to learn, I take spending my money seriously, and I need some serious help here. Maybe you guys could school me on what to look for when comparing CPUs as well. I’ve noticed that base speeds aren’t everything, but cores and threads aren’t always everything either.
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