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  1. This is my first try to do a full front panel mod and I love Batman. Feel Free to suggest anything Click Here and take a look
  2. Hi Everyone, i need some help as i am feeling really stupid at the moment. Minimal backstory. Been out of the PC loop for many years and wanted to dip my toe back into the master race. After becoming ill and loosing a leg i decided to spend some of my savings on a custom PC from a supposed reputable pc builder in the United Kingdom. I would have just put one together myself but i just wasnt well enough. Anyway after spending £2,000 i ended up with what i thought would be a PC that would let me game. Create a bit of content and allow me to stream but ever since having this i have had nothing but problems. First of all the build 1 x AMD Ryzen™ 7 1700X CPU (8 Core, 3.4GHz - 3.8GHz, 16MB Cache) Liquid CPU Cooler 1 x Corsair Hydro Series™ H80i v2 High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler Warranty 1 x 5 Year Bronze Warranty RAM 1 x Corsair Vengeance® RGB 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 DRAM 3000MHz C15 Memory Kit Graphics Card 1 x Asus ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB Motherboard 1 x Asus PRIME X370-Pro (Socket-AM4, 4X DDR4, ATX) Operating System 1 x Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64-bit EN (OEM) Storage HDD / SSHD 1 x Seagate BarraCuda 1TB 3.5" SATA III HDD SSD 1 x ADATA 256GB Ultimate SU800 SATA III SSD Case 1 x Corsair Carbide Spec-Alpha Black/Red (No Optical, ATX) Power Supply Unit PC is plugged into a 32 inch Predator 4k monitor and various razer mouse keyboards etc So my problem. Well the biggest problem was realising that who ever had built the system had not put the IO shield on properly and one of the points was actually stuck inside one of the USB 3.1 ports and then they blocked the RAM Slot with the pump from the watercooler. After sending it back to the the case is completely jacked. My biggest problem tho seems to be with regards to USB on the motherboard. I use things from obviously mouse and keyboard to a headset and an elgato camlink. All have continual problems with the biggest being the camlink. It either does not recognise it at all or it will but will continually cycle through connecting and disconnecting. The company are so awful and i want to try and get this thing working. I dont have money to replace it so any help or advice would be amazing!
  3. So I know the answer to this question for PC gaming but I have to write a white paper identifying the solution to buying expensive pre-built computers for a company (this is just for a school paper). Here is a description of a white paper for an internal audience. a white paper to an internal audience – written to individuals within an organization you work for or are a part of. The white paper might inform them about a trend in the field and/or to solve a problem in the organization. Would you guys say it is wise to build a PC that fits the company's needs or just buy a pre-built and call it a day?
  4. Having issues with my computer playing graphically intense games. Changing settings doesn't significantly improve framerate. For example in FarCry 5 (which my pc meets the specs for) I ran the benchmark on high, medium and low settings. High - ~19fps Medium - ~22fps Low - ~24fps I can play older games at 30fps no problem for example oblivion is stable at 30fps. What is weird to me is that it seems like changing settings should result in more than 2 extra fps. I figure either my processor or my video card are creating a bottleneck or there is something else weird going on. I did notice that hardwaremonitor says TMPIN5 is running 120 degrees Celsius but I look around online and a lot of people have the same issue with TMPIN5 on hardware monitor and some people seem to think it's a flaw in the software. I know this is probably a hardware problem but I just don't know what piece of hardware needs to be replaced. Any advice on how to troubleshoot and help me figure out what the problem is would be much appreciated. Here are my computer specs: MSI x99A sli plus (MS-7885) bios version 1.B0 4/10/2016 Intel i7 6800 Radeon X570 32 gb of ram corsair ax860 Windows 10 64bit
  5. [Build Log] Super Nintendo PC

    Project SNES PC [PC Edge is my PC repair & custom build hobby/business, for those curious about the watermark] Friend of mine gave me his old nasty SNES that had been sitting in his closet for god knows how long. Just the console, no cords or controllers or game. Not even sure if it still worked. Anyways, I’d been wanting to build a new HTPC for a while now and when this fell in my lap, I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it. I was on a tight budget for this, so I had to re-use some parts I already had. Specs: Intel Core i3-4150 3.5GHz Rosewill RCX-Z775 LP CPU cooler Gigabyte GA-H87N-Wifi mITX G.Skill 4GB 1600 (for now, will be upgrading to 8GB) AData 120GB SSD Pico 160XT PSU Zotac GTX 750 LP 2x Fractal Design 40mm fans 19cm PCIe x16 extension ribbon from modDIY.com The Build: The main goal with this build was to have it look as original as possible (from the front, top and sides). The idea of mounting the graphics card in the game cartridge slot came about after I realised there wasn’t any room inside for the GPU. The original SNES power switch and front power LED are both functional. There were many challenges with this build, needless to say, but it works great (mostly) and I’m pretty happy with the way it turned out. CPU temperatures are a problem with moderate to heavy use (like gaming) where it will spike up into the 90*C range. Internal airflow and cooling is an issue but I’m working on how to address that without cutting any holes or vents in the top or sides. For now, it’s good enough and stays in the 70’s while streaming. Future plans for this build (aside from fixing the temperature issue), is to get a pair of SNES to USB controller adaptors, disassemble them and solder it up to the original SNES controller ports on the front for some authentic SNES gameplay (along with some retro gaming emulators of course ). Will update the build log after I figure out how to fix the cooling issue, but for now, enjoy the pics. Thanks for looking.
  6. Hi All, Recently sold my Imac and wanted to go back to windows. Im going to get a custom build from overlockers from the UK. My Budget is £1000 Here are the specs currently; ProcessorIntel - Core i5-7600K 3.80GHz (Kaby Lake) Socket LGA1151 Processor - Retail CPU Cooler - Cooler Master Hyper 212X CPU Cooler Motherboard - Asus Strix B250F Gaming Intel B250 (Socket 1151) DDR4 ATX Motherboard Graphics Card - *Build Stock* MSI GeForce GTX 1060 GT OC Dual Fan 6144MB GDDR5 Graphics Card Ram - Kingston Fury Black 8GB (2x4GB) power supply - Kolink KL-500 500W '80 Plus Bronze' Power Supply SSD - Kingston 120GB SSDNow UV400 Drive SATA 6Gb/s 2.5" Hard drive - Seagate BarraCuda 1TB 7200RPM CPU CoolerCooler Master Hyper 212X CPU Cooler Total = £968 *Im buying windows separately because its cheaper.* If you have any other suggestions or other parts please let me know!
  7. Custom PC | No Display

    I have just finished building my custom PC from the list below and when i boot, the fans runs but it does not detect the anything on screen. The screen will say there is no input detected and go to sleep. I have tried using the HDMI and VGA cable and none of them show any difference in result. I have even tried it on another screen. Anyone have any idea on what maybe wrong? The list below is my rig. The attached Image is my setup I know the cable management is bad but the case is small. Custom Build List: Motherboard: ASRock Z370M Pro4 LGA 1151CPU fan cooler: Cryorig H7Ram: Kingston 8GB DDR4 2400MHz x2GPU: GTX 770 ASUS OC PSU: COOLER MASTER MASTERWATT 550W SEMI-MODULAR 80+ BRONZE PSUHard Drive: WD BLUE Desktop 1TB (72000RPM) SSD: Samsung 860 EVO 250GBCasing: Cooler Master Silencio 352
  8. Just looking for any suggestions with my first build and also curious how to test my build quality by doing tests to make sure it all works how it should. My specs of my computer are: Processor: i7 8700k Motherboard: Asus Prime Z-370A Memory: 2x8 Corsair Dominator Platinum 2666MHz Graphics Card: Evga 1070 Ti Sc ACX3.0 CPU Cooler: Cooler Master MasterLiquid 240 Hard Drive: 2TB Seagate Barricude SSD: Samsung 850 EVO PSU: ThermalTake Smart Pro RGB 650W 80+ Bronze Also, my monitor is a ASUS MG28UQ I was also wondering how to resolve screen tearing if it is possible. I know the 1070 Ti has Gsync and my monitor has AdaptiveSync but I don’t know how I can fix it or if I even can
  9. Mystic Space Warrior PC

    We build a completely custom case out of acrylic in the style of non-copyrighted Space Conflict. Buy a Titan XP On Amazon: http://geni.us/D0BEAX On Newegg: http://geni.us/NIAsWX
  10. Hey all! Apologies in advance for garbage formatting, metric units and lengthy post, just a senior student asking for the kindness and helping hand of you all <3 (TL;DR at the bottom) I'm an Australian Year 12 student making a custom PC-In-A-Desk as my major work for one of my subjects (Design & Technology). I have saved up a lot in preparation for this project and my budget for the entire project is $7000 AUD give or take (prefer to save money in places still). The desk will become my workstation and gaming station for many years to come, I'm aiming for longevity here, Something that I won't have to be swapping out parts/upgrading from for atleast 4 years or so. The desk itself will be (apologies for metric lengths) 180cm long, 75cm wide and around 74cm high (legs of desk are 58cm high, taking into consideration my own leg room and computer cavity etc in total it will be around 74cm high) and feature a glass top in the middle with a size of 136.4cm x 60cm. The desk itself I am currently in the process of making. I have 3D modeled the main jist of my desk in CAD, (will figure out fan holes, entire layout etc. after its constructed): Screenshots of desk here: https://imgur.com/a/ANUqZ I don't want to spend more than $700AUD on the desk itself, already between the MDF ($200 AUD) and customly made glass ($300 AUD) i've hit $500 and I'm not sure how much all the LED strips, paint etc. will cost me. more info on this further down. AIM: Longevity is key here. The computer I want to be able to handle high end games without struggle (all AAA games, potentially at 4k someday when 1080p dies), Some minor 3D work and Graphical stuffs, 2 Monitor setup that I don't have to upgrade/fix/touch/massage for the next 4-5 years. A desk that looks damn good, With its RGB glory and beefy but silent operation. Okay so, I've divided my budget into rough parts, I already know for the most part what parts I want and have done extensive looking and I feel these all suit my needs/wants. I have only bought the wood and a few tools currently, most of the physical work I will utilize my schools woodwork rooms for. Asking for suggestions on this, all and any help/opinions are appreciated! ROUGH TOTAL: $6256 AUD PC Itself: ~$3370 AUD CPU: Intel Core i7 8700K Hex Core LGA 1151-2 3.70 GHz Unlocked CPU Processor ($510~, pretty firm on this cpu, should be good for 5+ years without upgrading right?) Motherboard: ASUS ROG Maximus X Hero Z370 LGA 1151-2 ATX Motherboard ($460~, open to suggestion of other mobos but I like the look and pre mounted i/o shield, 2 assignable rgb headers etc.) Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB GDDR5X Founders Edition Video Card ($1200~, pretty firm on this too, should last me long time and is capable of everything) RAM: G.Skill Trident Z RGB 32GB (4x 8GB) DDR4 3200Mhz Memory ($670~ don't really mind what mhz its at, just looking for bling and 32gb memory) SSD: Samsung 860 Evo 500GB ($230~, not really too fussed over the m.2 ssd hype. would prefer a 1TB SSD but the price kinda deters me abit lmao) HDD: WD WD4004FZWX 4TB Black 3.5" 7200RPM ($284~, again open to suggestions, want to avoid seagate as their hard drives sometimes die outta nowhere and I want longevity, seagate scares me ) Power Supply: Corsair HX-1000i ATX ($300~, should be able to handle the overclocked cpu and gpu and all the other rgb vomit right? open to suggestions here too) Water Cooling, inc. fans: ~$1136 AUD Fans: 4x Cooler Master MasterFan Pro 120 Air Balance RGB Fan ($80~, for intake, aura sync compatible and am pretty firm on these for intake) 6x Cooler Master MasterFan Pro 120 Air Pressure RGB Fan ($120~, for the 2 360mm radiators, pretty firm on these too for the rgb aura sync vomit) Radiators: 2x EK-CoolStream PE 360 ($240~,want to go with EKWB, they the best for water cooling) CPU Block: EK-Supremacy EVO - Gold (entire loop will be un-dyed, clear tubed distilled water, doesn't have to be gold, is just more of a want, nickel or copper will be fine) GPU Block: EK-FC GeForce GTX FE - Nickel ($150~) Backplate: EK-FC1080 GTX Backplate - Black ($40~) Pumps: 2x EK-XTOP Revo D5 PWM - Plexi (incl. sleeved pump) ($320~, pumps so expensive, figured 1 pump running 2 radiators and the big length of the loop would be abit weak so I went with two) Reservoir: EK-RES X3 400 ($90~, one long res with silver coils inside will look cool) Tubing: 2x EK-DuraClear 11,1/15,9mm 3M RETAIL ($60~, hardline tubing may look nicer but cutting it all and doing hardline tubing myself gives me nightmares lol) Fittings: 14x EK-ACF Fitting 12/16mm - Black ($126~, will change size of tubing etc if anyone suggests I should, just figured an OD of 16mm is easier for me to drill many holes for all the tubing in my desk) Other accessories and such: this area is incomplete cause it'll include price of distilled water, silver coil etc. and anything else i might need related to cooling and such. will add to this as I go. RGB Vomit (discluding fans & ram) $400? This is something i'll probably decide and look into once my desk is actually built, from there ill figure out where i want my strips and stuffs, really prefer and want to go out of my own way to make everything compatible with aura sync, more than 2 softwares for my RGB goodness annoys me at the thought. Physical Desk: This is gonna be a crude list bc ive bought a bunch of crap already for this but I felt like id include it 3x 2400mm x 1200mm x18mm MDF: $200AUD Custom cut glass (been quoted different prices for this ranging from $200 to $400, I dont want to use one going on gumtree(australian craigslist) or whatever. I want my own, no scratches etc.) 121mm Holesaw ($50, this thing was hard to find and is expensive just for a hole saw, i cri ) A stupid amount of screws: $5 (lol) Paint & incidentals & other crap i might need: $300? Front USB/headphone jack panel which I have no idea where i'd buy but I know I want one, that way I dont have to reach around to the back of my desk and plugin a USB or whatever. Power button (figured id just make my own, splicing it together with some CableMod cables sounds easy enough for me) Cables (CableMod sponsor me lol): $400 AUD? I plan to figure out the exact length of cables and such that I need when I finish constructing my desk for the most part, I'll do all the measurements, hoping you guys help me out with that, especially with fan hubs compatible with Aura Sync and the stupid amount of LED strips and all my water cooling crap. Thank god CableMod exists because finding extensions for all the different cables I need smells like a nightmare) Peripherals & Such: This is where I ask for help/opinions. I don't want to spend $600+ per monitor. I am not sure if 1080p 144hz monitors last the years as 4k is the thing nowadays. I currently use a dual 24' 60hz setup and while I love having 2 screens, the 60hz part bothers me a lot. I would rather have 144hz 1080p monitors over say 60hz 4k monitors. 1440p 144hz dual monitors smells really nice to me but the cost of that deters me a lot to be honest. I do not want 3 monitors, 3 monitors is too much for my eyes. I'll only ever need 2, 3 is (ironically) overkill in my opinion. If you guys think otherwise please let me know. In terms of mice, keyboard and headset I am happy with my g502 mouse, Am looking for a good preferably 5.1 or 7.1 surround sound AND wireless headset (currently have my eye on the hyperX cloud flight, it just lacks the audio i want but its wireless and nice). The current keyboard I have is the Razer Deathstalker. It's an old, membrane flat keyed keyboard that I've been using since 2012 and I still love it but I need an upgrade. I NEED silent keys, I can't stand the loudness of mechanical keys so I'm currently eyeballing the G910 Orion Spectrum. I still want mechanical keys, just silent ones. Am very open to suggestions for all these, please. Thankyou if you read everything. I appreciate it heaps. TL;DR: Aussie High School student with more cash than an 18 year old student should have is building a custom PC In a Desk for his HSC Design & Technology Major Work, that he will use for gaming, web browsing and some 3D work and Graphical imaging stuffs. He has very messily listed his needs and wants and is asking for suggestions and any help one has to offer.
  11. unplayable lag on steam and OW

    i have unplayable lag when i play overwatch and any steam game but when i play fortnite i hav 60+fps i have a custom built pc with 1060 6b i5 8400 16gb ram i need help as i can't play any game exept fortnite
  12. So, I came across this video by GameSpot... I'm sure many of you may have already seen this. In a nutshell it conveys that buying a pre-built system from Cyberpower or other builders works out cheaper than buying the parts and assembling yourself. seemingly a $100-$200 difference, maybe even more. So I actually went and checked out some specs and builds and found this to be pretty true. Has anyone else checked this out and verified? Mostly this is just to get everyone into a discussion and see what methods everyone is using to get the best bang for their buck.
  13. Hello everyone! This is my first time posting here but I heard this is a great community to get this kind of help. Im looking to build a new PC built around photo and video editing through the Adobe products. I was looking to originally put a GTX 1080 or 1080 Ti into the build, but with the current shortage of those cards with the mining craze I started to look into workstation cards and the Quadro P4000 caught my eye. But I was also looking into getting into gaming on a PC. I was wondering if anyone knows if it is possible to start with a Quadro P4000 card and when the mining craze is over I can add a GTX 1080 or 1080 Ti specifically for gaming but then can switch between them on the OS without having to manually change the cards so I can utilize the Quadro for the video and photo editing and the GTX for the heavier gaming loads. My setup I am looking to do includes: Intel i7 8th gen Asus ROG Maximus X Hero (Wifi AC) ATX LG1151 32Gb Ram DDR4-2400 Corsair H100i-V2 Samsung 960 evo 250Gb WD Black 1TB for Game Storage WD Black 2TB for iTunes Library WD Black 4TB for Photo and Video Storage Corsair 750D airflow edition full tower case Corsair HX Platinum 750W 80+ Platinum certified fully modular ATX Thank you everyone for the support.
  14. Multiple Blue Screens

    Hello, I recently have been having trouble with my custom built PC as it has on at least three separate occasions blue screened, within the past 2 months. I am uncertain as to the cause and I am in desperate need of advice as to how I should proceed with fixing the problem. My current PC is an upgraded version of my first custom built PC, the components are listed below. Some additional information; every once in a while whilst using my PC, simply running Chrome will take up about 70% of my CPU usage. On random occasions my PC will simply be using a substantial amount of CPU power, all spread out amongst various background tasks that are then currently running. Furthermore my PC will on occasion get very high CPU temperatures, I don't know if that is necessarily cause for concern as I have been told that Devil's Canyon CPU's tend to run hotter than most other CPU's. In addition I have attached images I have taken of the blue screens, all of which have different stop codes. I'm looking for any advice on how to solve the problem, whether it be a diagnosis, a solution, or simply a means to help me find the cause of the problem. Thank You Component List: Intel - Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor Asus - MAXIMUS VII HERO ATX LGA1150 Motherboard Corsair - Dominator Platinum 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-2400 Memory NZXT - Kraken X52 Liquid CPU Cooler Kingston - HyperX 3K 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive Samsung - 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive Western Digital - BLACK SERIES 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive EVGA - GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB SC2 HYBRID GAMING Video Card Corsair - RM 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply
  15. Hello, 1. Budget & Location I want to spend maximum €1200,- and location NL 2. Aim I wanted a pc good for gaming but also for productivity since I wanted to record games and post them on youtube. I also prefer to have wifi build in to the motherboard. 3. Monitors Mt aim is at 2/3 displays at 1080p 4. Peripherals No I only have to buy a Pc 5. Why are you upgrading? My laptop is just crap. I wanted to make from a 3d printed Millennium Falcon a game pc, but Will this even fit? And I know I have to modify the model. Link to the parts: https://gambody.com/3d-models/star-wars-millennium-falcon-3d-model https://gambody.com/3d-models/millennium-falcon-landing-gear-3d-print-parts-kit1 https://gambody.com/3d-models/millennium-falcon-vents-3d-print-parts-kit2 https://gambody.com/3d-models/millennium-falcon-gun-3d-print-parts-kit3 https://gambody.com/3d-models/millennium-falcon-tracery-docking-ring-3d-print-parts-kit4 https://gambody.com/3d-models/millennium-falcon-ramp-gun-3d-print-parts-kit5 total around €102 My idea was to fit these pc parts in it: Gpu: EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 GAMING, ACX 2.0 (Single Fan), 06G-P4-6161-KR, 6GB GDDR5, DX12 OSD Support (PXOC), Only 6.8 Inches €220,99 Ram: G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3400 (PC4 27200) Intel Z170 Platform Desktop Memory Model F4-3400C16D-16GVK €181,99 Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-AB350N-Gaming WIFI (rev. 1.0) AM4 AMD B350 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 HDMI Mini ITX AMD Motherboard €85,99 Cpu: AMD RYZEN 7 1700 8-Core 3.0 GHz (3.7 GHz Turbo) Socket AM4 65W YD1700BBAEBOX Desktop Processor €229,99 Power Supply: SILVERSTONE SST-SX650-G 650W SFX 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Active PFC (PF>0.9 at full load) PFC Power Supply €115,99 My questions are: Will it fit? Will it play games in 1080p properly? Can I use it for fast rendering 1080p video's? Does it look dope? If you have tips for my build then I would appreciate it if you comment them under my thread thanks! Thanks for reading and maybe for a feedback!
  16. This is my build: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/2BxQTH So here's the problem: I built this computer yesterday (took me almost a whole day since it's my first build) put it in the power and it turned on. The motherboard's LED's turned on, the Graphics card turned on, the fans turned on, everything seemed to be working EXCEPT the case buttons. (the buttons that turn on and off the computer in the front) To be frank, I didn't know why but I ignored it (since I can just simply turn it off by turning off the power supply) and went on to connect the new computer into my TV (since my monitor comes Wednesday but I want to set it up already) and my TV says there is no signal. I used a HDMI connection from the graphics card to the TV, I don't know if I did that incorrectly, or if my computer just isn't working in general. The motherboard has two or three lights on, one of them two red and one yellow, I don't know what these mean, but I would like some help so that I can turn it off and on using the case, and be able to connect it to my display. Any help is appreciated.
  17. So a couple years ago my father gave me his old speakers and stereo receiver. They weren't great but they were loud and got the job done. Sadly, the stereo died recently but I decided a cool way to re-purpose it would be to build a pc inside it! However I actually don't have very much experience with custom pc's (I've built a couple pc's but nothing special). So, before I start I was wondering if those of you could give some tips to my dad and I before we begin. The stereo is a Sony GX700ES, it is very big and I feel pretty comfortable about being able to fit a mini-itx (or maybe m-atx board), min-gpu, sfx/sfx-L power supply, inside of it. I have a couple of things I'd like to accomplish as well with this build. 1. I want to be able to use the physical knobs (the function and master volume ones) to control volume and have the second be programmable (I could figure out how to do the coding, I just need to figure out how to get the knob's connected to and recognized by the PC) 2. Replace the screen on the front with a recessed hdmi/dvi/DP screen. I have seen mini-hdmi monitors however none for this form factor and to my knowledge I just cant cut up a monitor and shove it in there. 3. If possible, set up some of the buttons on the receiver to also be programmable (I dont know if I could somehow use an arduino or something similar to act as a controller for all the things I want to program and then just have that connect to the PC. 4. Replace the RCA output input on the front with an SD card. My biggest problem is being able to assign functions to those knobs and buttons, if I could figure out how to do that to just one button and knob I'd then get creative with the rest. I am planning on paying/asking someone who repairs stereos to open it up and take out the main board and power supply already inside of it, as I know that can be dangerous and I'd rather have an expert do it for me. I am a 100% noob at this kind of stuff, but my father is a pretty good handyman and we have PLENTY of tools. Any/all help would be appreciated, thanks!
  18. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant CPU: Intel - Pentium G4600 3.6GHz Dual-Core Processor ($86.99 @ Amazon) CPU Cooler: Rosewill - RCX-Z300 CPU Cooler ($12.99 @ Amazon) Motherboard: MSI - H270I GAMING PRO AC Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard ($93.51 @ Newegg Marketplace) Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($87.99 @ Amazon) Storage: Crucial - MX300 275GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($92.99 @ Amazon) Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Amazon) Case: Phanteks - Enthoo EVOLV ITX TG (Black/Red) Mini ITX Desktop Case ($69.99 @ Newegg) Power Supply: Rosewill - 550W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($41.99 @ Newegg) Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($99.00 @ Amazon) Other: ASUS STRIX 2GB 960 ($100.00) Total: $735.44 Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-10-20 11:20 EDT-0400 I am putting a build together for my brother. He will be buying my STRIX 960. He really wants to keep that case. He also really wants an SSD. Looks are important here, that is the reason for the CPU cooler. I'm trying to decide between the Pentium and a Ryzen 1200. Don't know yet. Thanks for any help. Note: This is already over budget so please, if anything make it cheaper not more expensive.
  19. Hello all fellow tech enthusiasts, I present today a conundrum. My gaming/workstation rig has been randomly shutting down for a while now. The specs are as follows Intel i5 6600 CPU Corsair RM550x PSU B150m Plus D3 Motherboard from ASUS (All Fan Headers used) Windows 10 v1703 Gigabyte GTX 1050Ti Storage 480GB SSD 2x 4TB Seagate 5900RPM drives 1x 2TB 2.5 inch Seagate Drive 2x Blu-Ray Burners 4x4GB Kingston HyperX RAM Information gleaned from troubleshooting: Not heat related. CPU and GPU are all running quite cool, well below thermal throttling points. Not related to RAM. Ran a full suite on it with memtest86. Zero errors. System is stable in UEFI. Only when in Windows does the power loss occur. (And sometimes it only gets to the boot logo) When a failure occurs, system will sometimes power back on, then off after a second after that multiple times.before successfully starting. My system only draws ~160W under full load, but I wanted the silent feature of my current PSU and good futureproofing for the future. Troubleshooting done thus far: Reseated 24Pin Power. Flipped PSU orientation Ran sfc /scannow to eliminate Windows corruption. No integrity violations Safe mode appears to be stable. When running WIndows, HWINFO64 reports good voltages. No overclocking has been done, all components are running at stock speeds. ASUS anti-surge kept triggering before, and I later disabled it due to reading online it can be overly sensitive. I'd hate for it to be a malfunctioning PSU, especially coming out of a brand like Corsair. However, I have kept all my purchase dockets and are well within my warranty period.
  20. Does my new rig look decent?

    Hello, I recently put together a new AMD based PC, and want to know if I've done a good job, does the cable management/aesthetic look fine? Is there anything really wrong with it or is it okay? Any opinions would be very welcome. Thanks very much for any opinions. EDIT: My full specs are Ryzen 5 1600 MSi B350 Tomahawk Arctic 2x4GB HyperX Fury 2666Mhz (yes I am planning on upgrading to 16) My old EVGA GTX 980 Classified Samsung 960 Evo 256GB AMD Radeon R3 240GB Seagate Barracuda 1TB Thermaltake Smart Pro RGB 750W Corsair 460X
  21. Hey guys! I hope you all are doing great! i needed a quick suggestion on GAMING KEYBOARD AND MOUSE! I'm preferably looking for a STRONG MOUSE that can withstand the clicks during gaming! My budget is 100 to 150$. Please give me your professional suggestions! I have no clue about the SWITCHES in the keyboard.
  22. Hi so i was planning to buy a pc pre built but decided that building one myself would be the better option. any solid build suggestions are appreciated need help from experienced people with high teir builds. budget is $2000 usd must included monitor one with 144hz is a must. windows 10 license and keyboard/ mouse thanks ! oh and i would prefer it to be intel i7
  23. Wifey's PC Ryzen 5 Build

    The general concept was to create a nice PC for moderate workstation style tasks. Link to PCPartPicker CPU was an easy choice with the price friendly Ryzen heavy-hitters. I chose the 1600 because of the six cores + free cooler that keeps even this chip overclocked cool. Missing the mark here, I would have loved to have upgraded to the LED spire that comes with the 1700 but I think the case should have enough LEDs when I'm finished! Motherboard, CPU, and RAM were a package deal on Newegg saving $100. The motherboard is nice but would have been great to have the on board power and reset switch and the outside reset CMOS switch. RAM was a great deal with grabbing 3200 for this system especially with rising RAM prices. Storage: My one regret with this PC was not buying an SSD. Would have helped boot times, but the 2.5" FireCuda so far has given me no problems and was a great value. Video Card: Basically pulled these two out of my first build so I could replace them with a Nvidia 1080 TI and it will handle any task she plans to put forth on it. Case: JayzTwoCents reviewed this beautiful case and my is it awesome. Love the huge tempered glass side panels and its a great price. Very lightweight and room for 2 full size radiators for liquid cooling. However, this build is air cooled with six Corsair sp120s with white LEDs. Power Supply: Partially modular but a great deal and gold certified. It works for what I need it do and any task she will perform. Operating System: Self-explanatory. Windows and 64bit. Great speed and OS. Also have not arrived yet, but ordered custom sheathed cable mod cables in white and silver to go with the motherboard along with a 12" LED strip to polish off the flare to this build. Will of course post updated pictures once the cables and strip come in. Please feel free to critique and let me know what you think! The build on PC PartPicker is at the top. Thanks!
  24. The other day I found a Gamer's Nexus video in my subscription feed. It was Steve Burke criticizing a magazine's article on how PC building is "hard" and to prove it wasn't, would do a speed build. Admittedly I didn't watch the whole video, nor did I read the article in question. But my overall takeaway is this: to all you people who build or built their machines, stop saying it's easy as if building a PC is like operating an elevator or using a phone. Now ignoring the other aspects of building a PC that conveniently get ignored, like identifying your needs, planning your budget, researching parts, testing, and if needed, troubleshooting, of course it's easy to build a PC if you've done it before. But to a fresh newbie, it still may be a nervous experience that really isn't all that easy for them. To put in another way, I think about the time I was leaning how to ride a motorcycle vs when I ride now. I was nervous about shifting gears around except up when accelerating and down when coming to a stop, I had trouble with the clutch, hills were a problem, going down even past 45 MPH scared me, lane splitting was something I dared not to do with moving traffic. Now, all of that no longer matters. I can shift just by my gut feeling. I have competent control of the clutch. I can manage most hills (though I'm sure San Francisco will humble me in a second). Highway speeds feel normal. I even lane split in moving traffic (and I survived LA). These are all more or less "natural" to me. I don't have to think about how to do the action, but merely when to do it. So riding a motorcycle is easy to me. I think it's easy. But it's not. Granted building a PC isn't this complex, risky, or what have you, but I wanted to illustrate a point. I'm sure most of you who built their own PC consulted the internet a few dozen times throughout each step of the process. I'm sure you spent a lot of time mulling over what's good for you or what's not. Or maybe you didn't and just copied someone else's build (though I'd argue you're sort of cheating). I'm sure when something went wrong, you nearly needed a change of underwear or blew a few blood vessels. If PC building were really easy for anyone, nobody would need to do or worry about any of this.
  25. My cinebench score is as follows 479 Cb 70.50 fps I spent 230 dollars on this build and was wondering if you guys think that is a score score for the price, my specs are - i5-2500k (haven't overclocked yet) GTX-660 8 Gb Kingston 1600 MHz RAM DDR3 500W generic psu WD Black hard drive 1TB Also, what do you think the market price would be for this PC? my friend says he wants to buy it off of me so i'm wondering what I should charge him.
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