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Comment reply on Forum Topic "MSI Radeon R9 380 4GB - Fans Set To Not Spin Until 60c??"

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. I figured 60c was fairly hot for a GPU to sit at idle...

Comment reply on protokardas's Completed Build: My First Build

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

One of my friends stuck a regular nail you find around the house in his wall, works like a charm.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Custom Fan Curve - Necessary for MSI Radeon R9 380 4GB?"

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

Comment reply on blackjoker84's Completed Build: Home Office PC/Gaming AMD Dragon

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Jealous of the internet being so close. I still live with the 'rents so every time the microwave is on, my Wi-Fi goes haywire.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "is the Cooler Master Hyper 212 a good cooler for its price?"

  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

I'd just like to chime in and say how horrendous the 212's installation was for me on two different machines. I wish CM would make a more user friendly system than the goofy bracket they have now.

Comment reply on assix's Completed Build: Yalkira (Budget build for my cousin)

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Nope. The PSU is not modular and the cord is stretched all the way when going over the mobo. Going behind has no chance of getting there.

That being said, I might be able to get an extension cord.

Comment reply on maxhinator123's Completed Build: Gerald the Wooden Computing Box

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 much respect for the custom case, happy gaming!

Comment reply on protokardas's Completed Build: My First Build

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

If I can play Fallout 4 and Doom on Medium Settings, I'll be happy.

Comment reply on protokardas's Completed Build: My First Build

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Speaking of which, can you even play games in 4k res?

Comment reply on Unstupid's Completed Build: Unstupid's Station

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

That budget tho :0 :0

Comment reply on assix's Completed Build: Yalkira (Budget build for my cousin)

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

I've seen that in mine lately as well, having to route a power cable over the GPU and under the CPU cooler. Odd placement for sure.

Comment reply on QSmith's Completed Build: My New Bad Boy

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

It seems to be a good cooler, but for me it is an absolute beast to install and was the most difficult aspect of my first build. It was cheap so I shouldn't complain too much :P

Comment reply on QSmith's Completed Build: My New Bad Boy

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Always good to be future proof IMO.

Comment reply on tmaxfreak's Completed Build: Black, Green, n' Blue

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Reminds me of my old 5-gallon fish tank :D

Comment reply on protokardas's Completed Build: My First Build

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

It's insane how pricy one must go to play AAA titles on high settings for PC.

Comment reply on protokardas's Completed Build: My First Build

  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

I suggest putting a hook on the wall to hang your headphones so they're not in the way of the DVD/CD Drive or fan intake.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Should I get this SSD?"

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Any system limitation/compatibility issues with SSD's in general?

Comment reply on ankousmachine's Completed Build: new computer! (8 years later...)

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Used parts is extremely risky and a pain if you have to send it back. The prices are about the same so I think it's better to just buy new and save yourself the hassle, unless you know or trust the buyer.

Comment reply on Bahamut5098's Build Guide: My First Gaming PC.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Tell me about it. I use it on occasion during new builds or if I'm not at my place for a bit.

I'll never buy a Macbook or any of their computers again. It was required for school, and I can attest to its durability, reliability, etc. But certainly not worth the price tag haha.

Comment reply on imapie4688's Completed Build: A major learning experience. (Broke 2 CPU coolers) (poor part choices)

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Hard to find retail copies of Windows 7. The OEM's are far more prevalent nowadays :P

Comment reply on imapie4688's Completed Build: A major learning experience. (Broke 2 CPU coolers) (poor part choices)

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Not sure if it runs right just yet. Still waiting for a new copy of Win7 and a new DVD drive. But it did boot up to my old version then crashed lol. But I digress :)

Comment reply on tpot11's Completed Build: Starting from scratch (FULL PC) Actual "OUT-THE-DOOR" price

  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

That's expected. I like that it doesn't connect to the net right away after a fresh install. It gives me time to install anti virus/malware protection.

Comment reply on Bahamut5098's Build Guide: My First Gaming PC.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

I do.. Well, it's a MacBook paper weight at the moment. It wants me to upgrade to a brand new MacBook just so I can make Safari launch.

Comment reply on Bahamut5098's Build Guide: My First Gaming PC.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Didn't Apple start doing this ie releasing free OS's?

Comment reply on Bahamut5098's Build Guide: My First Gaming PC.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

How does this help with Microsoft's profits??

Comment reply on tpot11's Completed Build: Starting from scratch (FULL PC) Actual "OUT-THE-DOOR" price

  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

Heck, doesn't Windows automatically download drivers now?

Comment reply on Bahamut5098's Build Guide: My First Gaming PC.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

I appreciate that :D

And what you say about 10, that sounds good to me. Is the upgrade from 7 to 10 really free?

Comment reply on Bahamut5098's Build Guide: My First Gaming PC.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

So is it better to put your OS on the SSD or just programs/files you need to access?

Comment reply on imapie4688's Completed Build: A major learning experience. (Broke 2 CPU coolers) (poor part choices)

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

My first build is nearly complete thanks to this website and EasyPCBuilder's How-To video on YouTube. I'm still making noobie mistakes but learning a lot as I go. It's nice to know the internals of your own PC and makes it easy to make it last via upgrades down the line.

What I really hate is how OS's (at least Windows 7) are 'attached' to the mobo you install it onto, thereby forcing you to get a new License with each new mobo. I really wish HDD's/SDD's could just be transferred to a new build without a complete reformat of Windows.

My older PC was built (and changed once) via a friend of mine, of whom I paid $50 for the first build and pizza the second build.

Comment reply on imapie4688's Completed Build: A major learning experience. (Broke 2 CPU coolers) (poor part choices)

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

I feel like I'm going to break the motherboard every time I try and install the damn Evo. I think a hefty redesign concerning how it is installed would make it that much better.

Comment reply on Bahamut5098's Build Guide: My First Gaming PC.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm going to hold out for a couple years and I'm sure the SSD's will have drastically dropped from the high price they are at currently. I still don't fully understand how SSD's really work...is it just a fancier HDD?

Comment reply on Bahamut5098's Build Guide: My First Gaming PC.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

I've tried Windows 8.1 and I hated it compared to 7. 10 doesn't sound much better, but we'll have to wait and see.

I already had the PSU before I went with a new MOBO, video card and ram. Yeah, I should have went with a higher wattage but that's a future purchase in a couple years.

I already have both hard drives and a 1TB external, but yeah, bigger hard drives (probably an SSD) down the line.

Thanks for the comments :)

Comment reply on imapie4688's Completed Build: A major learning experience. (Broke 2 CPU coolers) (poor part choices)

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

As I'm learning the hard way, a HDD cannot simply be swapped to a new MOBO.

Comment reply on imapie4688's Completed Build: A major learning experience. (Broke 2 CPU coolers) (poor part choices)

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

I feel you on the cooler aspect. I barely got the Hyper 212 Evo on my CPU. I doubt it's fully seated properly but all the screws are in and the temp is good, so I'm not going to complain too much. It's a good cooler but I may not reinstall it again down the line as I dread the process.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Windows 7 or 10?"

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, I went ahead and bought a new copy of Windows 7 with Product Key. I had to get a new DVD/CD Drive anyway as my old one was IDE (incompatible with new MOBO.)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Windows 7 or 10?"

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Okay. I should have said it is the builders version. With WIN 10, can I install my Windows 7 and then upgrade to 10 for free?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Windows 7 or 10?"

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Are authentic keys still even available for Win 7? Is there any way to buy just a key or is it smarter to just purchase the CD's again

Comment reply on Forum Topic "XFX 550W Bronze PSU - PCI E Connectors?"

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Final question: So it's okay to plug in the 6+2 connector and the 6-pin connector into the same GPU to power it? Thanks.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "XFX 550W Bronze PSU - PCI E Connectors?"

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

I see that one. It is labeled PCI-E. But the other 6-pin connector is unlabeled.

I have a Radeon R9 380 that requires two cables to be plugged in for power.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "MSI Z97 Gaming Mobo + Enthoo Pro - Standoffs?"

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Phanteks Enthoo Pro - Front Dust Filter?"

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome, big thanks for the video!!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Phanteks Enthoo Pro - Front Dust Filter?"

  • 55 months ago
  • 0 points

Does the dust filter itself come off, like on the bottom of the case? I have the front panel off, but I can't get the dust filter itself out of the front panel.

Comment reply on LethalEnchilada's Completed Build: The Viper

  • 55 months ago
  • 2 points

Be careful, dorms are not impervious to break ins!

Comment reply on Dam5968's Completed Build: Ben Grimm

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

What do you think of XFX PSU's?

Comment reply on pizzaguy312's Completed Build: First PC - Mixed use

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Good to know, thanks!

Comment reply on pizzaguy312's Completed Build: First PC - Mixed use

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Okay. Well, how about a PSU cable adapter that allows for three 3-pin case fans to be attached?

Comment reply on pizzaguy312's Completed Build: First PC - Mixed use

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Can't any PCI cable be split into 2 PCI cables using an adapter?

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