Passed my CFAT with flying colors and I am now on my way to ACS next week. I am concerned about getting accepted into RMC. I have one year of University with terrible 2.8 gpa for a multitude of reasons however I will not make excuses. I have a plethora of volunteer experience, I play almost every sport competitively and have a lot of leadership experience. If someone's is in the same boat or has some RMC experience can you please shed some light on my situation on what I can do to improve my chances? All help is much appreciated
You have no chance of RMC, you would be going Civi U, which is generally a much better go. And with your GPA, don't worry, your CFAT will play a much larger role than your first year grades will. You're doing all the right things. Just do as well as you can at ACS, and make sure you ace the interview.
Why would there be no chance of RMC? I was told that the cutoff year is 2nd year University if that's what you are implying
Upgrading from an i3 6100 and a GTX 950 (https://au.pcpartpicker.com/list/8pxcNN)
Looking to get a 1060, but not sure regarding the CPU.
I can simply upgrade the CPU to an i7 7700, for $398. Or replace the MOBO and CPU and get an i5 8400/Ryzen 1600 for $446 or $488.
Thoughts? Looking to play AAA titles on high settings at 60fps (GTA, Witcher 3, Watch Dogs 2) as well as indie games (Rust).
i have a ryzen 1600 as well as rx580 which has the same performance as a 1060 and i can max out everything on 60 fps as well as get a solid 100 on rust even though its a terribly un-optimized game. Id suggest getting the MOBO CPU combo as they both offer more cores, future proofing as 4 cores are simply becoming obsolete in todays day and age
I need some solid advice in regards to storage. I find myself becoming a data hoarder nowadays and I'm reaching that point where I'm filling up my current external HDD setup filled with nothing but Steam and Origin games.
I need solid advice as to what size of external HDD should I get? Should I opt for 4TB or stick with just smaller partitions?
I don't want to get an SSD because while having that would be awesome, it would utterly break the bank for me.
In today's current landscape of gaming and going forward to the future, what ideal size of hard disks should I consider getting?
Id recommend a 2TB 7200RPM external as that would give you quite the amount of extra space for a decent enough price. You'd be hard pressed to fill that for the next little while unless you download everything you see
Rx580 is RMA'd just looking at other options for my FREEsync monitor. I dont mind jumping ships to the 1070 since its price will drop come the release of the 1070ti, also is it even worth it to wait for the price of the VEGA 56 to drop? I'm open to anything, budget is around 400$ USD
Get one of these instead:
The biggest weakness of those 430W is only one PCIe power plug, so you cannot use many GTX 1070/1080 and all 1080ti that requires two plugs. Also you likely cannot find stock for a RX-580 anyway so you probably end up with a GTX 1060 or higher.
already have a 580! Cryptocurriencies are dropping fast at the moment so now is your chacne to grab one!
It will be adequate, just don't overclock the CPU. Your GPU can use up to 225W (that particular model, based on multiple reviews). That 430W PSU supports up to 384W over the 12V rail. Ryzen is very power efficient but tends to scale badly with an overclock, so I wouldn't push it.
A solid 500-550W option would give you the headroom you'd need if you plan to overclock.
i dont think the CPU will need to be overclocked anyway, its fairly beefy on its own but thanks for the input man!
550w would be fine
Made a few suggestions, cheaper RAM, the 580 you've chosen isn't in stock with any sellers and you won't be able to find any 580 in stock unless you reserve one or constantly check seller websites so I swapped to a 1060, cheaper RAM, you really don't need a watercooler, the stock cooler can handle overclocking and the Ryzen CPUs don't have much OC potential anyway so I added the H7 instead
Great suggestion about the gpu however I have a free sync monitor and don't worry about the 580, I have a connection as you could say, just can't re-sell them. Also that's supposed to be a 8gig, I basically just chose a random one for reference
3gb can shutter on gtx 1060, i highly suggest getting cheapest 6gb version since gtx's 1060 performances are very similar its 1-2 fps difference. AMD is worse for me and its 4gb, if you want 4gb card go for gtx 1050ti.
Well I was playing on a 960 and it's only a 2gb and it performed quite well, is this really the case?
|CPU||Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor||$258.34 @ Vuugo|
|Motherboard||MSI H110M Gaming Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard||$88.98 @ DirectCanada|
|Memory||Team Elite Plus 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory||$64.99 @ Newegg Canada|
|Storage||Western Digital Green 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive||$61.75 @ shopRBC|
|Storage||Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive||$83.89 @ Vuugo|
|Video Card||MSI GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Video Card||$552.99 @ Amazon Canada|
|Case||Deepcool TESSERACT WH ATX Mid Tower Case||$34.99 @ Newegg Canada|
|Power Supply||EVGA 500W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply||$52.15 @ Vuugo|
|Operating System||Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit||$115.75 @ Vuugo|
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This is deadly thank you so much man!