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Gaming computers

Water block price for PC cooling

The price of a water block can be anywhere in the range of $10 to $250, depending on what you want. A DIY water block can cost as little as $10 (or even less) whereas a full system including a water block that’s easy to install and has RGB lighting can cost $250.

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General gaming

Xbox Series X vs. 3060 Ti

Xbox Series X uses the Scarlett GPU. The Nvidia 3060 Ti is used in desktop builds along with a CPU and other hardware. The Xbox Series X GPU is only used in the Xbox Series X, duh.

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Gaming components

Is RTX 3090 worth it?

Officially, the RTX 3090 costs $800 more than the RTX 3080; nearly $300 more than the RTX 3080 Ti (which is also more available thanks to a reduced mining hashrate); and $500 more than the AMD RX 6900 XT. Does it deliver the performance worth its expensiveness? In other words, is an additional 10-12 GB of non-functional VRAM worth $800?

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Does RTX 2060 have ray tracing?

RTX 2060 has ray tracing. It’s hardware-accelerated ray tracing (vs. software-based ray tracing you’d find in cards such as the AMD RX 5700 XT). It beats its competitors right out of the water with the only trade-off being a higher power consumption.

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Gaming components

Does AMD RX 5700 XT have ray tracing?

AMD RX 5700 XT doesn’t have hardware-accelerated ray tracing. It has software-based ray tracing. Both are two very different things and depending on your usage, AMD RX 5700 XT’s ray tracing might do the job for you or might be completely worthless.

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General gaming

Valve Index: Is RTX 2060 good enough?

Yes, the RTX 2060 is good enough. But if you’re purchasing a card for Valve Index, the minimum you should think of is the RTX 2070 Super.

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Gaming monitors

Refresh rate and FPS: What’s the connection here?

Mind-boggling to some, kindergarten homework for others. What is the connection between the refresh rate and the FPS? How they affect each other? What’s the maximum FPS you can get on a monitor? Let’s find the answers to all these questions and more.

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Gaming monitors

How to fix screen tearing?

Screen tearing happens when your GPU’s framerate is out of sync with the monitor’s refresh rate. “Out of sync”, not “more” or “less”. Screen tearing remains to be the #1 gaming issue related to the monitor. But in fact, it’s got more to do with the GPU’s relation to the monitor than just the monitor.

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General gaming

VSync: What is it? When do you need it?

VSync stands for vertical sync. It’s a graphics technology used in games to improve performance in some cases. In other cases, however, VSync can instead be detrimental to your FPS.

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Gaming components

How to manage GPU temperature in a gaming PC?

Heat is the arch-nemesis of PC gamers. If you can tame the heat, you can not only improve the gameplay but increase the lifespan of your GPU (and other hardware). Let’s see how to better manage and control the GPU temperature in a gaming PC.