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Connor Price

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  • CPU
    Intel i5 8600k @ 4.8GHz
  • Motherboard
    Asus Z370 Prime - A
  • RAM
    16GB T Force Delta RGB @ 3000MHz
  • GPU
    MSI Gaming X RX 480 8GB
  • Case
    Phanteks P400 TG
  • Storage
    120GB Sandisk Ultra SSD, 500GB + 1TB HDD
  • PSU
    Seasonic S12ii 520w (Will change soon)
  • Display(s)
    BenQ GW2765 1440p, some very old 19" Dell Monitor
  • Cooling
    Cryorig H7
  • Keyboard
    MagicForce 68, CM Storm Quickfire TK
  • Mouse
    Logitech G203
  • Sound
    Audiotechnica M30x, Turtlebeach Recon something or other
  • Operating System
    Windows 10, Mac OS 10.12

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  1. What Should I Upgrade?

    I'd go with the 2600. Performs better in games, can overclock a little higher and it's just a newer part. The 2600 should only be 10 or 20 bucks more than the 1600.
  2. What Should I Upgrade?

    Either RAM or CPU for me personally, or both if you can get some good deals. You could either get an R5 1600 or an R5 2600. Wouldn't go more than that without upgrading the PSU.
  3. Looks like it could be a Raidmax S-Cobra822BL or something similar based on the comment above and the era of the machine. I love that massive pump sat on top of the case. I can imagine the sound being somewhat similar to shoving your head right next to the pump in a fish tank.
  4. Help me shave some dollars off my build!

    Load times all depend on the game to be honest. Yes, they'll always be faster on an SSD but some games won't be that noticeable. The few games I've personally noticed being much quicker to load on an SSD are CS:GO and BF4. The rest of the games I've tried haven't had a huge boost so I just keep them on the HDD.
  5. Casual gaming and work station.

    Pretty solid build, but I'd go with a CX450 over the VS 450 for the PSU as they're a little bit better. If possible, I'd stretch to a B350 board so you can overclock the CPU if ever needed.
  6. Help me shave some dollars off my build!

    As mentioned above, you can get Windows 10 keys for around 20 bucks from various different websites like SCDKey and Kinguin so that'll save a bit of money. You could swap the motherboard out for an Asus Prime Z370-A as long as you don't mind the white and black colour scheme. I have an 8600k in one myself and it's rock solid. I've had it up to 5.1GHz with no issues at all. I also have that Cryorig cooler and for daily usage I'd keep it around 4.6-4.8GHz. Anymore than that and you'll start getting pretty toasty as a better cooler is definitely needed for anything above that. Also, I'd drop down the SSD to 250GB or 500GB to shave a bit extra off.
  7. I bought the most ridiculous 750 Ti ever

    Cheers man, all I need now is a GPU upgrade and it's complete for a while. My 480 is great for now, but since I have a 1440p monitor it'll probably start to struggle soon enough. Was eyeing a Vega 56 before the prices skyrocketed.
  8. I bought the most ridiculous 750 Ti ever

    For comparison, my tiny little 750Ti. Sorry for the garbage photo, my phone is not good in low light or around bright light sources.
  9. GPU, CPU or PSU? I'm at a loss.

    To me, it looks like graphics corruption. I'd say your GPU is going bad. Have you got any other sort of GPU to test? EDIT: Just seen you have everything in a custom loop, so trying a different GPU would be a big pain in the ass I guess. You could try running with the iGPU instead of the 980 and see if that solves anything.
  10. I just built a pretty new-ish PC for 50$!

    Oh man hahaha, forgot how slow those Celeron's were. Even a Ryzen 3 2200G gets more than that multithread score in single threaded. You can't complain for the price though.
  11. Ultra Cheap (But still decent) Gaming Thing

    Nice one man, fantastic build. Would love one of those older Mac Pro's even just to use as a case.
  12. I'm measuring these speeds with BlackMagic Speed Test. Trim is on. The speed has slowly increased a little bit up to about 80MB/s now. Read speeds are still at around 250MB/s.
  13. I picked up a used 2009 MacBook for £140 and put a 120GB Sandisk SSD Plus in it but am experiencing write speeds around the same if not slower than the original drive. As this is a Sata 2 interface, I was expecting about half of what this drive is capable of, which I believe I am getting on the read speeds (Around 250MB/s) but the write speeds are around 60-70MB/s. Surely it should be nearer 200MB/s as the drive lists speeds up to 400MB/s on the read speeds? Is there a setting I have to change within MacOS to take full advantage of the SSD? I've already enabled trim.
  14. i3 8350k vs i5 8400

    100% go with the 8400.
  15. Adding a Be Quiet fan to my power supply?

    Honestly, don't. Unless you 100% know what you're doing opening and modifying a PSU is a very dangerous thing to do. A lot of the components hold a high residual charge even after the power has been switched off for some time. I'd save up for a new and quieter PSU. I currently have a Seasonic S12ii and much like you, it is the loudest component in my system, but it's seriously not worth screwing around with it.