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Comment reply on SoVerySMOOSE's Completed Build: The Absolute Unit

  • 5 days ago
  • 2 points

Sorry to alarm you. I meant that when you flick off the PSU power switch, it shuts off all current to components. For Fast Boot to work, there has to be some current in the motherboard. This is why the motherboard takes longer to POST when you flick off the power switch. Nothing to worry about. On a side note, always cut off power, then drain the system by holding the power button down for 7 seconds before touching contacts on any components. I've fried a board before by not following that!

Comment reply on SoVerySMOOSE's Completed Build: The Absolute Unit

  • 5 days ago
  • 2 points

Absolutely gorgeous! Can definitely see the time and dedication put in her. As for the motherboard, pretty much all Asus and other overclocking boards do that after they're drained of current.

Comment reply on PowerPunch360's Completed Build: The Redeemer

  • 8 days ago
  • 1 point

Yes, you are right, I did. I ended up having to reset CMOS (button near I/O, hold for 7 seconds). I used the BIOS Flashback tool to update the BIOS to the latest version. This happened to me even though I had already updated BIOS with a second gen Ryzen processor. Try using only one stick (try the second one if the first doesn't work) and in different slots, resetting CMOS each time.

Comment reply on PowerPunch360's Completed Build: The Redeemer

  • 14 days ago
  • 2 points

I went ahead and tested this out just for you. I'm including a picture at the end. It did take a while longer than usual, but I was able to install both TridentZ sticks into the first and second slots. It is tight, but not enough to discourage me if I were to install 4 sticks. Also, the Kraken's fans are WAY too loud. Had I known how loud they are, I would've just gone with an air cooler. Of course, replacing the fans with something quieter is always an option, but that increases the cost of an already costly cooler.

Comment reply on ProfessorPasta's Completed Build: High core work

  • 28 days ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, I ended up buying it as well, for about US$300 with the coupon. I'm using it in a dual monitor setup along with a 21" Acer. For some reason, this monitor goes black every time I launch a game or graphics benchmark. I ended up returning the first unit, but the second one they sent me has the same issue! Currently trying to see if the issue is maybe being caused by my XFX RX 580 or EVGA G3 PSU.

Comment reply on PowerPunch360's Completed Build: The Redeemer

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I know, I know, it's a little underwhelming. I have the Viewsonic VX2758-2KP-MHD on the way. It's a 27" 1440p 144 Hz FreeSync display, but because of that I'm gonna have to upgrade the RX 580 sometime soon as well. I'm still in high school, so money is a little hard to come by.

Comment reply on PowerPunch360's Completed Build: The Redeemer

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Yep, go ahead.

Comment reply on PowerPunch360's Completed Build: The Redeemer

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! Not bad yourself.

Comment reply on ProfessorPasta's Completed Build: High core work

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Awesome build! In the process of building something quite similar (but ATX). How's that Viewsonic monitor though? Any thoughts? Looking for a cheap 1440p 144 Hz FreeSync display myself.

Comment reply on PowerPunch360's Completed Build: First Build (that went over-budget)

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

All the best!

Comment reply on PowerPunch360's Completed Build: First Build (that went over-budget)

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah man, this case was a bit of a headache for me. It gets really dusty even though Phanteks got mostly everything else right with it. I guess it's just the nature of the ITX beast. Cramming things in tight spaces can be challenging.

Comment reply on PowerPunch360's Completed Build: First Build (that went over-budget)

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Evolv ITX supports 2x120mm in the front, 2x140mm or 2x120mm at the top, and 1x140mm or 1x120mm at the rear. This case really struggles with adequately cooling the GPU as the PSU shroud is right up against it. I effectively had to run the GPU fans at higher (and louder) speeds, which is why I decided to sell parts of this build and go ATX. The card has to be exactly 2 slots wide for any chance of it fitting and comparing pictures of my XFX RX 580 GTS and your XFX RX 5700 XT Thicc III, I don't think it will fit as it's noticeably taller than its slot.

Comment reply on PowerPunch360's Completed Build: First Build (that went over-budget)

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Didn't really expect any😂

Comment reply on martpl's Completed Build: My first ever build

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

That's neat. I gave up on all that and ended up using some zip ties.

Comment reply on martpl's Completed Build: My first ever build

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

You've got a pretty solid build, better than mine even! I was thinking if you could help me. I've got the same Phanteks case and fans. I want to mount both 140mm fans in the front, but the black screws are too short and the white rubber screws are too thick and don't pass through the case. How did you do it?

Comment reply on PCPartPicker Blog Post "Corsair Crystal 570X w/ H150i PRO RGB Build"

  • 26 months ago
  • 7 points

Beautiful eye candy! Just one question though. Do those fans have enough static pressure for radiators?

Comment reply on TheTrippyTree's Completed Build: Literal Garbage

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

Keep a fire extinguisher nearby. I have a feeling you might need it...

Comment reply on Chino1's Completed Build: 1440p Ultra Gaming & Streaming PC

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

RGB eye candy! Great build, but I was wondering why you chose the Kraken X42 over a dual rad like the X52 or X62 as they offer better temps?

Comment reply on Blog Post "MSI Pick Your Dream Holiday PC Giveaway"

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

No, it's quite good, but I was actually speaking for myself. XD

Comment reply on Blog Post "MSI Pick Your Dream Holiday PC Giveaway"

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Say, you entered the competition with a good build and won. Like what will happen? How would MSI and PcPartPicker know you're not 18? And if they know, couldn't your parents claim it for you?

Comment reply on Blog Post "MSI Pick Your Dream Holiday PC Giveaway"

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

You could've spent more than a thousand dollars more... The budget was $3000.

Comment reply on Rcaddie54's Completed Build: First PC

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

That clears up do much. Thanks!

Comment reply on Rcaddie54's Completed Build: First PC

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

Great build! Nice choice going Intel. It looks like you have the Asus Gaming Pro Aura motherboard, but you've selected the Asus Z170-K in the part list. You also have two RAM sticks rather than 1, as indicated by your part list. That overkill PSU made me laugh though. +1

Comment reply on jsunter91's Completed Build: First Gaming Desktop Build

  • 40 months ago
  • 3 points

+1. That's such a clean first build! Congrats on getting Featured!

Comment reply on Messori's Completed Build: i5 6600K & GTX 1060 6gb new comer on pc part picker

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Well, I'd recommend the Samsung 850 Evo 128 or 250 GB. Just store Windows and a few games on it. You don't need a higher capacity as the price is too much after that. If the Samsung is too expensive, you could go with Crucial MX300, Intel 540s, Sandisk X400. If you go with some other, just be sure to read reviews before you purchase.

Comment reply on Messori's Completed Build: i5 6600K & GTX 1060 6gb new comer on pc part picker

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

For a future upgrade, you should really look into getting an SSD. You'll notice tremendous improvements in your boot times. That's a killer graphics card. Love the cooler. Great build +1.

Comment reply on Samantharadninja's Completed Build: First build

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

What's that case? More description please!

Comment reply on VoodooKush's Completed Build: 20VI

  • 41 months ago
  • 3 points

The 850 Evo uses TLC NAND, while the 850 Pro uses MLC NAND. As you know, MLC is better but more expensive. The 850 Pro offers a longer life span (almost double) and marginally faster speeds than the Evo. It also uses a better controller. Don't concern yourself with this too much. Just get the 850 Evo. It'll last you a long while. Spend the extra cash on something else, like the graphics card.

Comment reply on VoodooKush's Completed Build: 20VI

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point
> I selected the gold model because I gave up looking for the 4 TB black version

He put the Gold model in the list because he couldn't find the black one.

Comment reply on ericdawg's Completed Build: Silent But Deadly Antec P160 Born Again 1080 GTX Gaming Rig

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

+1 for getting back into PC building and gaming!

Comment reply on AJBernal20's Completed Build: The Beast

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

Great build! Fantastic color scheme! More pictures would be nice.

Comment reply on jinetix's Completed Build: Dave's 750D Build - Triple Boot (macOS + Windows + Linux)

  • 41 months ago
  • 0 points

You're a really enthusiastic builder! Love your build and thanks for providing all the details. Corsair 400C looks better in my opinion.

Comment reply on Machidako's Completed Build: First Build machine

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Great Build! Haven't seen a dedicated media editing/animation build in a while.

Comment reply on Reanimate's Completed Build: My First PC Build

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Great first build, especially the cooler! I'm just a bit curious as to why you went with the GTX 960 and not the RX 480 or GTX 1060.

Comment reply on TioJorge's Completed Build: Wings Of Freedom

  • 42 months ago
  • 3 points

You probably have the CRYORIG C7, not the H7. Awesome first build!

Comment reply on Hatushara's Completed Build: Fox- First Build

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Why do you want to get the H440? Isn't your Phanteks case supposed to be one of the best?

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