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Comment reply on Forum Topic "Headphone / Headset recommendation"

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Whichever one you get, make sure its wired. I've had nothing but bad luck with wireless Bluetooth headsets. The sound always gets cut off and gargled.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Premium Bluetooth Headphones Cutting Out and Getting Gargled"

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

I did that and I'm afraid it didn't work.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Premium Bluetooth Headphones Cutting Out"

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

I disabled Handsfree Telephony and made the headphones my default device but I'm still getting garbled and outright cutout audio.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Computer Turning On and Off"

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Nevermind, I'm stupid. One of the RAM sticks wasn't seated all the way...

Comment reply on Forum Topic "The "Big-Ass Desk Project""

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Monitor sizes are 34 inches at least. I was hoping I'd have some side hatches to store my consoles out of sight. Ideally all you'd see on the desk are the monitors, keyboard, mouse and mouse-pad.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Whats the Point of Setting VCore Voltage"

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

I followed both of those guides and couldn't get a stable OC.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Problems Overlocking 9900k"

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

It was not on stock settings, this is when I was pushing all cores to 5 ghz.

But I'll take your advise. I suspect there might be a problem with how the thermal paste was applied. I did the 1 pea dot thing and just pressed down but it might not have spread evenly. Or maybe a wire go loose and all the fans aren't working.

Anyways, would overheating result in a WHEA UNCORRECTABLE ERROR bluescreen? 80c is still within acceptable perimeters, isn't it?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Problems Overlocking 9900k"

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Well, I guess I have to go find a flashdrive somewhere.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Problems Overlocking 9900k"

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

80s running cinebench. Not just idling.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Problems Overlocking 9900k"

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Could it be something wrong with my cooling solution? I'm getting temperatures in the 80s. Would that lead to a WHEA UNCORRECTABLE ERROR bluescreen that I'm getting now?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Problems Overlocking 9900k"

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Well, I downloaded the F8e update but it won't let me launch the executable for whatever reason. Doesn't have any instructions anywhere on how to install this stuff.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Problems Overlocking 9900k"

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Well, I was able to OC before those updates came out, so I'm not sure how many problems they'll solve, but here's hoping.

Wish they had a program like Nvidia where it would automatically download up-to-date drivers.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Problems Overlocking 9900k"

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

I installed the bios updates that came on the disk. Did a new one come out recently?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Remote Storage?"

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm wondering whether Dropbox is the way to go after all. Its only $10 a month for 1 terrabyte and I can access it from anywhere on my laptop. Perhaps it will be better to try that and see if I exceed their limit, then buy a NAS.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Do You Need a DVD Drive These Days?"

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Another question: Is a DVD/BlueRay generally the best thing to put in your 5.25 bay if you have one or is stuff like fan controllers more worth it?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "How Long Will My 1080 Last?"

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Well, I'm already kinda bummed it can't game in 4k with high settings. A first world problem but its what prompted me make a new computer in the first place. Should probably have take the money and just bought a new GPU though...

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Overclocking 9900k Past 5ghz"

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Well, other than wanting to learn more about overclocking and taking great satisfaction at seeing the numbers on Cinebench go up many of the games I play are actually processor intensive rather than graphically. Stuff like Aurora 4x or Dwarf Fortress.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Celsius S36 Pumps On the Bottom"

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

The radiator isn't mounted at the bottom of the case, it is mounted at the front of it in such a way that the tubes are on the bottom and not the top.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Celsius S36 Pumps On the Bottom"

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Can't get a picture of it now, but what I mean is that the radiator is placed in such a way that the two tubes that feed the pump originate from the bottom of the case instead of the top.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Fractal Meshify C AIO Cooling Problems"

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Well now I have another problem. I routed the CPU power connectors along the right side of the case and put it through an opening at the top right next to the motherboard CPU plugs. It was a real ***** to get them both in there and when I did I discovered I didn't have room to place my second 140mm case fans because the wires were in the way. Now I don't know how to route the CPU cables...

To add to that, I don't know how I'm going to be able to plug in all these case fans. First off the wires aren't long enough and second off I don't think I have enough fan plugs on the mobo.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Fractal Meshify C AIO Cooling Problems"

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

But won't there be more air flowing out than in in that case? Its three 120mm fans blowing in vs 2 140mm fans and 1 120mm fans blowing out.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Fractal Meshify C AIO Cooling Problems"

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Its got stuff I want to keep on it from my old computer.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Fractal Meshify C AIO Cooling Problems"

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm actually a bit worried I'll have negative air pressure in the case if I put the HDD where the bottom intake fan should be. I've got 3 120mm fans in the front as intakes, 2 140mm fans on top as outtakes, and 1 120mm fan as an intake. I need that last 120mm intake fan slot to keep things positive I think.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Fractal Meshify C AIO Cooling Problems"

  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks!

I'm really glad about the rise of M.2. Super easy to install and unintrusive. Going to remember this and use them exclusivly on my next built. Should be reliable enough by then.

Now I just need to know where all these damn cables go...

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Office Computer for Dad"

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, I really like this.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Office Computer for Dad"

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm concerned about the lack of GPU however. I don't think integrated graphics can render Photoshop or even regular video on 2 widescreen 2k< monitors.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Office Computer for Dad"

  • 16 months ago
  • 2 points

Wow, that's the smallest case I've ever seen! I thought it was just a disk drive at first.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Office Computer for Dad"

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

I just added the budget, frankly it is not a hard restraint. I wanted to see what people recommended and refine in from there.

Country is the US.

I wasn't aware there was another OS to choose from for custom PCs, unless you want to go down the Linux route, which my Dad obviously has no interest in (he still uses XP)

For peripherals see above.

As for monitors I want to say 4k just so he can see video and images at the best resolution possible but that is probably overkill.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Office Computer for Dad"

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Good, but probably needs more storage.

Perhaps a faster CPU as well? I'm not sure if office programs benefit more from more cores or faster cores.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "AIO Without the Fans"

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

I know AIO coolers all come with fans. What I am asking for is a 360mm radiator with a pump, e.i. an AIO without fans.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "AIO Without the Fans"

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

I have 3 high-quality Noctua 360mm fans and I want to use them on an AIO cooler without being charged for the inferior fans that come with them.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "AIO Without the Fans"

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Correction: I want a 360 radiator with a pump, not an AIO. I didn't know AIO stood for All in One.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "CPU Fan Cooler for OC 9900k"

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

The only reason I considered an AIO in the first place was due to how difficult it could be to fit a fan and the NH-D15 is massive. Does anyone have any experience fitting such a thing in a case like the Fractal Meshify C?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "CPU Fan Cooler for OC 9900k"

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Its a racket. I swear they make their fans look like that on purpose so you have to buy the black fans...

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Refresh Rate vs. Resolution"

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm looking for a 2k monitor (3440 x 1440) with g-sync and is at least 30 inches. There are other, cheaper options, certainly, but Alienware just looks so damn good and the reviews I've looked at have told me that it is overall better the the Predator series from Acer, but I am of course open to suggestions.

I am what you would describe as a non-competitive gamer looking for a monitor that makes games look as good as possible. However I also don't want to sacrifice too much performance. I remember I already made the mistake of jumping the gun and buying the first 4k monitor I could only to find my 1080 couldn't run games at the resolution and most games didn't really support it anyways (the HUD would be too small or there would be weird graphical glitches). Overall, I want to firmly be within the 2k space and perhaps move on to the 4k space when it becomes easier to achieve and find support for.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "PSU Compatible with GIGABYTE Z390 AORUS MASTER"

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

I might have solved my own problem. Since I aspire to buy it or something better one day, I went to go see what the power requirement of a 2080ti FTW3 would be and it needs at least 650 watts of power. With that in mind, I decided to get a 750 watt power supply instead and settled on the highly recommended Seasonic FOCUS Plus SSR 750FX. I put it in my PartPicker list and it says it is compatible.

Is this a good choice for a PSU?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Top-of-the-Line Mechanical Keyboard Without a Logo"

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Great, the Ducky Shine 7 looks great! Perfect, actually!

Now to find a RGB mouse without a logo...

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Cooler for Overclocking a 9900k"

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

I've got a Z390 Arouros Master. Is that good enough?

How much better would a 360mm AIO be?

What is a TDP rating?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Best Small ATX Case"

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't know. Lets say, for arguments sake, 305mm.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Friend's $1100 Budget PC"

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Here is what I got trying to implement a 2070 PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor $159.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard Gigabyte - B450 AORUS PRO WIFI (rev. 1.0) ATX AM4 Motherboard $89.99 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill - Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $109.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung - 860 Evo 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive $127.98 @ Amazon
Video Card Gigabyte - GeForce RTX 2070 8 GB WINDFORCE Video Card $498.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Corsair - 270R ATX Mid Tower Case $49.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA - 500 W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply $31.89 @ OutletPC
Case Fan Corsair - Air Series AF140 Quiet Edition 67.8 CFM 140mm Fan $18.99 @ Amazon
Case Fan Corsair - Air Series AF140 Quiet Edition 67.8 CFM 140mm Fan $18.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1136.80
Mail-in rebates -$30.00
Total $1106.80
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-11-26 11:27 EST-0500

Its $100 more with a lesser processor. I'm not sure what else I can really cut to put it back to the price it was.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Friend's $1100 Budget PC"

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

It said it was an issue with the slots on my motherboard and my power supply, not an issue with the case.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Friend's $1100 Budget PC"

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

The 2700x has a higher operating frequency per core, which is important for gaming. The 1070 is good enough for 1080p on high for current games, which is what my friend wants. I figured something from the RTX line would be overkill.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Friend's $1100 Budget PC"

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

PartPicker says its incompatible with my power and motherboard.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Friend's $1100 Budget PC"

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

It doesn't look like it has wifi tho.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Friend's $1100 Budget PC"

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

This post actually made me realize something I overlooked; the upgrade potential of the build. The current motherboard can't support the 2070 graphics card and the power supply is too weak. I'll see if I can't upgrade those for greater upgradability down the line.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Friend's $1100 Budget PC"

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Hmmm, perhaps you're right saving money for the GPU by scrimping on the CPU. Ryzen chips will probably be cheaper to upgrade than GPUs down the line anyways.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Friend's $1100 Budget PC"

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

I found this RAM that's 3600mhz for $140. Does anyone know why its so cheap? https://pcpartpicker.com/product/VtL48d/gskill-ripjaws-v-16gb-2-x-8gb-ddr4-3600-memory-f4-3600c19d-16gvrb

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Friend's $1100 Budget PC"

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

You want to walk me through your reasoning for these modifications?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Friend's Budget PC for Forza Horizon 4"

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

OK. Here is the latest revision.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 7 2700X 3.7 GHz 8-Core Processor $315.89 @ Amazon
Motherboard Gigabyte - B450 AORUS PRO WIFI (rev. 1.0) ATX AM4 Motherboard $89.99 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $105.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung - 860 Evo 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive $127.98 @ Amazon
Video Card MSI - GeForce GTX 1070 8 GB Video Card $349.99 @ Newegg
Case Corsair - 200R ATX Mid Tower Case $39.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair - CX (2017) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $17.98 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1107.81
Mail-in rebates -$60.00
Total $1047.81
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-11-25 23:45 EST-0500

I'm also offering him a version with at Ryzen 5 2600 instead if he wants to save some money.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Friend's Budget PC for Forza Horizon 4"

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

What motherboard would you recommend?

And does he really need to buy a separate cooler? He doesn't want to overclock.

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