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einsteinliu's Completed Build: i7 8700k, Asus GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Turbo, Phanteks P400S, ASRock Z370 Taichi

AlexDMV 1 point 9 months ago

I just feel as though sacrificing better performance for something that may or may not happen in the future is a bit--moronic (as harsh as that may sound). Also, it may be cheaper to buy a 64gb kit opposed to buying 3 extra 16gb sticks. So if he were to get dual channel. Also, what if he wants faster timings? He is basically locked in at 3000mhz, which is pretty ironic considering he is thinking about future expansion. To elaborate on this, if he keeps this stick than he is locking himself into getting corsair ram, and 3000mhz timings. If he were to get a 2x8gb kit and plan on selling, he would get some of his money back, and the freedom to get whatever timing/brand he wants. That is more expansion friendly if you really analyze it. We can't assume that when he is ready to upgrade to 64 that he will want to keep the same brand, or if there won't be new ram with insane timings that he may want to splurge on. It would be better for him to take advantage of duel configuration now, and then sell later on to get the kit... Also, it is healthy to assume things when discussing something hypothetical, because in reality that's all this conversation is. He may or may not even upgrade, and who knows... he may just switch to a dual config down the road. Lol

einsteinliu's Completed Build: i7 8700k, Asus GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Turbo, Phanteks P400S, ASRock Z370 Taichi

AlexDMV 1 point 9 months ago

It's not recommended to combine sticks of ram from different kits. There may be compatibility issues/other random issues with timings and stuff. It's usually recommended to buy a single kit for optimal compatibility. Also in the future, if he wants to buy better ram with better timings, he will have to sell anyway. So your point really makes zero sense.

rocketracer111's Completed Build: White Monolith - Sandy Bridge-Enthusiasm

AlexDMV 2 points 10 months ago

I love the detailed description. Descriptions like these are always so interesting to read, especially when paired with a nice build. +1 mate.

mjcallisonjr's Completed Build: Just Another Red and Black Build

AlexDMV 6 points 10 months ago

"My PC costs more than your rent, ooou"

llamas_sergio's Completed Build: Dark Base Pro 900 Personal Gaming and Studio Rig

AlexDMV 1 point 10 months ago

I love this build so much. It's seriously so cool. I wish I could attempt a custom loop. Built my first ever pc about two and a half weeks ago, and ever since then I have been itching to build another one. My next build will definitely feature a custom waterloop.

marianoazevedo's Completed Build: Just a Non-RGB Upgrade: strongest CPU and smaller case (non-RGB)

AlexDMV 2 points 10 months ago

Woah. This build is so sick. It's refreshing to see such a small yet clean build/setup. +1 for sure

Subhutai's Completed Build: Fractal R6 / Noctua - Silent & Reliable Under Desk (shut up and do your job)

AlexDMV 1 point 10 months ago

I'm gonna be honest, my immediate thought when seeing this build was, "how the **** is this featured?" Then I clicked on the post, saw the pictures, and read the description. I now fully understand the feature, and I'm really impressed by the amount of mods you have done to the case. The whole thing about airflow is really smart as well. Nice build overall my man! +1 for sure!

spordniar's Completed Build: GSW 4.0

AlexDMV 2 points 10 months ago

The warriors do not deserve that championship... LeTHANOS deserves a better team. Facts.

OnionKnight3's Completed Build: My 1st PC build

AlexDMV 1 point 10 months ago

No, not anymore. I got it all figured out. Thanks man.

meiling888's Completed Build: Midnight Galaxy- Mini-itx Build (PC Build #3)

AlexDMV 2 points 10 months ago

Wow. This build is really cool man. I have been thinking about building a mITX system for my syster, as she likes to play story time games. Seeing this build makes me really want to build one for her. +1

SteelyEyedMM's Completed Build: 20kg of Alloy Art

AlexDMV 2 points 10 months ago

Woah. This is sick. More pictures and a better description and I think this could get a feature! +1

gmfune's Completed Build: Otaku Station

AlexDMV 1 point 10 months ago

Lol. Thanks for the advice my man, but I already completed my build about two weeks ago. I ended up buying the monitor, and bought the DellS2716DG literally the next day, so I returned the viewsonic one.

italo_san's Completed Build: New Home PC

AlexDMV 1 point 10 months ago

Awesome! Lol very noob-friendly haha.

Forum Topic "SSD does not register? PLEASE HELP"

AlexDMV submitter 2 points 10 months ago

Hey, it's all good man. I fixed it. I made a big deal out of nothing. So, turns out (I'm a little embarrassed to be saying this) but I forgot to plug the SATA cable from the power supply into the drive itself... It was 3 AM when I was routing the cables to the build, and I guess I just flat out forgot. Sorry for wasting your time. I really appreciate the timely and detailed responses you have been giving me. If I had a real problem (and wasn't just an idiot) they would have helped a lot. Thanks man! Hope you enjoyed that long weekend of yours :)

italo_san's Completed Build: New Home PC

AlexDMV 1 point 10 months ago

Ohhh cool. Thanks! So all I have to do is enable XMP in the BIOS and it will only affect my ram speeds? Sounds good. Thanks for the clarification man! I will try that out tomorrow.

SplashMarvel's Completed Build: Novice Lake build (8700K + SLI)

AlexDMV 1 point 10 months ago

Hey man. If I were you I would take out what you said about scdkey in your description. I'm pretty sure it's against the TOS of this site or something.

Sankyuu's Completed Build: Sankyuu O11 Dynamic

AlexDMV 1 point 10 months ago

Oh I see. Lol want to hear something funny? I just built my first ever desktop pc last Thursday. I start building it, and I get to where I have to apply thermal paste. I scrub the pre applied thermal paste off of the cooler, and go to apply the paste, and I apply wayyyy too much. So Instead of just plopping the cooler down and let it spread naturally, I decided to try and spread it out myself with the tip of the tube... safe to say literally a quarter of the chip wasn't covered at all. Me, thinking it would suffice, plopped the cooler on and left it at that. I go to boot up for my first time ever, and I get an error message saying my cpu is over 89 C. I ignore it, and boot into windows. I download all my various apps and programs (while runningn 89 C at idle) and then I download CAM. I open CAM up, and my CPU temps shoot to 101 degrees. I **** you not. I immediately turned off the system and fixed it, but safe to say I was scared shitless LOL.

Sankyuu's Completed Build: Sankyuu O11 Dynamic

AlexDMV 1 point 10 months ago

Woah. 80 is pretty high isn’t it? Idk if I’d be comfortable with my cpu being in the 80s. Then again though, I have a limited knowledge of cpu temps so I could be wrong.

Forum Topic "Monitor for GTX 1080"

AlexDMV 1 point 10 months ago

I would personally highly recommend the 27 inch version. I literally just built my first ever pc, and I came from a laptop with a 17 inch 60hz tn panel. You will be extremely happy with the 27 inch version. I am a little biased because I have this monitor, but it’s really damn good. Also, the 27 inch version goes on sale for $350 on occasion. I think it has dropped to that price like 3 times in two months or so. When are you building your pc? If you’re in no rush to buy a monitor, I would wait until it’s the last part you need to get, just in case it goes on sale again.

italo_san's Completed Build: New Home PC

AlexDMV 1 point 10 months ago

Can you go in depth a little more in regards to the xmp profiles on the bios? What are they and if I change them what will they effect? I don’t want to turn it on and mess something up. I am a new pc owner so sorry for sounding like a noob.

Sankyuu's Completed Build: Sankyuu O11 Dynamic

AlexDMV 1 point 10 months ago

Nice man! Can you post what your temps are? I am planning to overclock and I have a similar build.

Forum Topic "IS IT SAFE TO DELETE WINDOWS ON MY HDD IF AN INSTALL IS ALREADY ON MY SSD? HOW WOULD I DO THIS? HELP"

AlexDMV submitter 1 point 10 months ago

Thanks man. Appreciate the reply. How would I go about wiping my hard drive? My build is really new so I don’t have anything on there I really need to back up.

EDIT: If there was a way to only remove windows from the drive, I would prefer to do that.

Forum Topic "IS IT SAFE TO DELETE WINDOWS ON MY HDD IF AN INSTALL IS ALREADY ON MY SSD? HOW WOULD I DO THIS? HELP"

AlexDMV submitter 1 point 10 months ago

Oh perfect. That makes my life so much easier. Thanks for the confirmation Philip!

Forum Topic "CPU TEMPS IN THE 60s UNDER FULL LOAD. SHOULD I OVERCLOCK?"

AlexDMV submitter 1 point 10 months ago

Wow. Good to know. Thanks for the advice! I will definitely be overclocking in the near future (once my finals are done lol).

Forum Topic "IS IT SAFE TO DELETE WINDOWS ON MY HDD IF AN INSTALL IS ALREADY ON MY SSD? HOW WOULD I DO THIS? HELP"

AlexDMV submitter 1 point 10 months ago

Oh shoot. So I would have to buy a new key??? Man... I think I might as well just keep it on the HDD. Not worth spending the extra money. Or maybe it is... lol. I'm at a crossroads. Thanks for the help my man! Appreciate the comment

Forum Topic "CPU TEMPS IN THE 60s UNDER FULL LOAD. SHOULD I OVERCLOCK?"

AlexDMV submitter 1 point 10 months ago

Awesome. Thanks man. I will definitely take a look at that video!

Forum Topic "CPU TEMPS IN THE 60s UNDER FULL LOAD. SHOULD I OVERCLOCK?"

AlexDMV submitter 1 point 10 months ago

Dude this helps a ton. I really appreciate the response. Thanks for all the info! I will definitely reference this reply going forward. I should start the overclock in a week or two when I am done with finals and have time to sit down and do it. Again, thanks for the help my brother!

Forum Topic "SSD does not register? PLEASE HELP"

AlexDMV submitter 1 point 10 months ago

Hey man so here is an update. I am a complete idiot and forgot that I have a 2tb hdd lol. So my hdd is being completely recognized, but my ssd isn't. I am about to go into the case and see what's going on, but I just though I would update this.

Forum Topic "CPU TEMPS IN THE 60s UNDER FULL LOAD. SHOULD I OVERCLOCK?"

AlexDMV submitter 1 point 10 months ago

Awesome! I will definitely keep this in mind. Thanks!

Forum Topic "CPU TEMPS IN THE 60s UNDER FULL LOAD. SHOULD I OVERCLOCK?"

AlexDMV submitter 1 point 10 months ago

Wow. Thanks man. I just gave the article a read and it’s really solid. I’m about to sound REALLY stupid right now, but what does overclocking a cpu do? Just increase speeds in general right? If so, idk if I need to. I’d imagine I wouldn’t see a very big increase in performance during gaming.

NeXTechNews's Completed Build: Custom Built Wooden NAS Case

AlexDMV 2 points 10 months ago

This is absolutely insane man. The sheer talent that is required to pull something like this off... you have my respect!! +1

Forum Topic "SSD does not register? PLEASE HELP"

AlexDMV submitter 1 point 10 months ago

Hey man, I have some more questions. Sorry to bother you. I went into the BIOS and I have no idea what this stuff means. Will you please be able to help me out? I have taken some pictures of what I am seeing. I decided to hold off on following your original advice to just unhook the HDD because I have no idea what I am doing lol. Also, what do you mean by a blank install of windows 10? Is that just the same thing I did upon building the system? Also, how do I delete the windows OS from my HDD? After I install it on my ssd, it will be on my ssd and my hdd. Also, what do you mean by format the hdd? Sorry. I am asking so many questions. I just really want to get his figured out, as I payed quite a bit for this SSD and it would be pretty stupid if I wasn't able to take advantage of it due to my incompetence.

P.S: Sorry for the God-awful picture quality, it was off of my phone.

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Forum Topic "CPU TEMPS IN THE 60s UNDER FULL LOAD. SHOULD I OVERCLOCK?"

AlexDMV submitter 1 point 10 months ago

I have an ASUS maximus x hero wifi , 16 GB kit of gskill trident z, and a kraken x62.

Forum Topic "CPU TEMPS IN THE 60s UNDER FULL LOAD. SHOULD I OVERCLOCK?"

AlexDMV submitter 1 point 10 months ago

Dude thanks so much man. That is actually really helpful. I will definitely take a look at that. I want to overclock before I make my official post for my build! I want to attempt it but I need to do some research first, and my finals are next week. Oof. Gonna have to wait a little bit lol.

Forum Topic "CPU TEMPS IN THE 60s UNDER FULL LOAD. SHOULD I OVERCLOCK?"

AlexDMV submitter 1 point 10 months ago

Awesome. Thanks bro. Glad to hear that I am worrying over nothing. Definitely looking forward to overclocking now! I was worried that I wouldn't be able to do it.

Forum Topic "CPU TEMPS IN THE 60s UNDER FULL LOAD. SHOULD I OVERCLOCK?"

AlexDMV submitter 1 point 10 months ago

Oh wow. I didn't know that at all. I had an alienware 17r2 for 3 years and I always wondered why it got so hot... that's before I knew anything about PCs though (which explains why I bought a gaming laptop over a desktop in the first place lol). Thanks for the help bro.

Forum Topic "Need help with choosing a PSU, this stuff is too confusing"

AlexDMV 1 point 10 months ago

Reading through this argument has taught me a great deal about power supplies lol. I thank both of you for having differing opinions, and being able to have a civil conversation with the personal digs being kept to a minimal lol.

AxelG's Completed Build: First Build

AlexDMV 5 points 10 months ago

Jeez man. Where did you find that wallpaper for the desktop? Very nice build. I love that keyboard too. +1

Forum Topic "SSD does not register? PLEASE HELP"

AlexDMV submitter 1 point 10 months ago

Awesome. Thanks man! I will try that when I get home. I can reach the SATA cable just fine. It’s more of an inconvenience. My cable management is so bad that I have to force my back panel on, and it is pretty hard to get on/off. So I wanted to avoid it as much as possible but I might as well open it up now. Good cable management will help me in the long run so I might as well.

Forum Topic "SSD does not register? PLEASE HELP"

AlexDMV submitter 1 point 10 months ago

Oh. Interesting. I will try this. Is there any way I can fix this in the BIOS? My cable management is quite awful and it would be a pain in the *** to take the back panel off of my case and spend 10 minutes trying to force it on lol.

Forum Topic "GPU running around 80 C. Is that normal??? (New PC owner) PLEASE HELP"

AlexDMV submitter 1 point 10 months ago

Hey man. Here's an update: my clock speed while under around 90% load is around 1900MHz, and the temperature of the GPU stayed around 70 C (fluctuated by two or three degrees)

Forum Topic "GPU running around 80 C. Is that normal??? (New PC owner) PLEASE HELP"

AlexDMV submitter 2 points 10 months ago

What is an example of a more agressive fan curve? Also, I think I will use MSI Afterburner. That sounds like a good softwafe

Forum Topic "GPU running around 80 C. Is that normal??? (New PC owner) PLEASE HELP"

AlexDMV submitter 1 point 10 months ago

No not yet. I don’t have any software to do that. I haven’t really configured anything yet—if that makes sense. Should I download ASUS GPU Tweak? I’m going to do more research on it, but I have no idea what settings to tweak regarding the gpu.

Forum Topic "GPU running around 80 C. Is that normal??? (New PC owner) PLEASE HELP"

AlexDMV submitter 1 point 10 months ago

Not sure to be honest. My build is only a few days old and I haven’t looked at all that stuff. Sorry for the vague responses. I will be able to go into more detail when I am at my pc.

Forum Topic "GPU running around 80 C. Is that normal??? (New PC owner) PLEASE HELP"

AlexDMV submitter 1 point 10 months ago

Ohh okay. I will check and get back to you when I am at my computer. Thanks brother

Forum Topic "GPU running around 80 C. Is that normal??? (New PC owner) PLEASE HELP"

AlexDMV submitter 1 point 10 months ago

I have the phanteks p400s so I’m not sure. You tell me.

EDIT: I don’t mean that to be sarcastic, I’m just a novice builder and this is my first ever build so I’m not too sure :(

EDIT 2: Instead of Gpu-z, I have CAM. Would that work too?

Forum Topic "GPU running around 80 C. Is that normal??? (New PC owner) PLEASE HELP"

AlexDMV submitter 1 point 10 months ago

A am running an Asus rog strix 1080. I’m not sure what the room temperature is, but I will check when I get home (currently at my dad’s house). Also, my fans are positioned the way you said.

Forum Topic "GPU running around 80 C. Is that normal??? (New PC owner) PLEASE HELP"

AlexDMV submitter 2 points 10 months ago

Yeah it only get’s that hot under 98% load.

Forum Topic "GPU running around 80 C. Is that normal??? (New PC owner) PLEASE HELP"

AlexDMV submitter 1 point 11 months ago

It is an ASUS rog strix 1080

Forum Topic "GPU running around 80 C. Is that normal??? (New PC owner) PLEASE HELP"

AlexDMV submitter 1 point 11 months ago

Awesome. Thanks for the help man. I have an ASUS strix rog 1080, so I’m sure it will be fine. Thanks for the help bro!

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