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Comment reply on Forum Topic "Okay to swap these two motherboards?"

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

Should be no issues directly no.

Just make sure you have enough ports for your peripherals on the new model and enough internal ones for your parts like an AIO or RGB strips if you plan on using any of them.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Cyberpunk 2077"

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

It kind of reminds me of Deus Ex which is a game I liked but in a different style and with a slower approach but faster paced combat. I defenitly am buying this one for sure.

I have the collector's edition of Witcher 2 and the 3 Wild Hunt and I likely will buy it again for Cyberpunk.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is this motherboard good?"

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Just a suggestion here but with a 1060 3GB, I assume you are looking to play at 1080p 60fps?

In this case, I would downgrade the CPU to a quad core like the 1400 and get a slightly better motherboard which can actually allow you to OC the CPU which will give you better performance than running a stock 1600 on an A320 and I would get faster RAM since Ryzen CPUs really get a nice boost of performance with faster RAM.

Overall, this would be the same price but would likely give you much better performance in the end.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 1400 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor £101.99 @ Aria PC
Motherboard ASRock - AB350M Pro4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard £62.99 @ Ebuyer
Memory Team - Vulcan 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-3000 Memory £78.27 @ CCL Computers
Storage Seagate - BarraCuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £29.99 @ Aria PC
Video Card PNY - GeForce GTX 1060 3GB 3GB Video Card £179.97 @ Amazon UK
Case CiT - CIT-F3BLACKPURPLE MicroATX Mini Tower Case £25.99 @ AWD-IT
Power Supply Corsair - CXM (2015) 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply £47.99 @ Amazon UK
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £527.19
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-08-30 18:39 BST+0100

If you wanted a better PSU, the Corsair TXM 550W gold is only about £20 more and would be a much better unit to use but the one you picked shouldnt be a problem with this particular build.

DO note you might need to buy 1 extra fan as it seems the case comes only with a single front intake and no exhaust although its hard to confirm from the details.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Should I try opening a PC store?"

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Some people on this site actually operate their own PC Building business and they can probably tell you more than any opinions most of us will have about going into the business.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "GPU temp"

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

That is also a factor yes. During winter, cards tend to run cooler than during summer, its a fact hahaha

Comment reply on Forum Topic "GPU temp"

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

Unless your PC is unable to handle the heat, I wouldnt worry at all. 80C is more than fine for a GPU and the 980 is still a fairly powerful card.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "GPU temp"

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Cards adjust their frwquency when they reach a specified point which is the thermal limit the card comes with or the one you manually set it at. Sometimes, increasing the thermal can improve the performance but the downside is usually noise due to fans spinning faster to compensate and a bit more power consumption.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "GPU temp"

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

I assume you dusted off the fans and the fins as well on the card already?

Its possible the thermal paste has started to lose efficiency, the 980 are getting old at this point.

Its also possible your GPU<s fans are starting to feel their age as well but this might be a bit harder to actually get fixed.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Advice for Newbies buying second hand"

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Pre-builts are fine for people who like having someone you can go back to and fix issues and enjoy the warranties the shops give.

Aside from this, building a PC has come to be pretty much a stack of lego blocks. Everything fits only 1 way and theres hundreds of really good build videos for building a PC nowadays.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Advice for Newbies buying second hand"

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

I dont have the exact list of parts used but making something quickly to corresponds (excluding Optane, the keyboard and the copy of Windows) I get something like this.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i7-8700K 3.7GHz 6-Core Processor $359.89 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler Corsair - H60 (2018) 57.2 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $67.40 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock - Z370 Killer SLI/ac ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $149.99 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill - Aegis 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2800 Memory $126.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $79.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA - GeForce GTX 1050 2GB ACX 2.0 Video Card $129.99 @ Amazon
Case Thermaltake - View 27 ATX Mid Tower Case $64.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair - CX (2017) 650W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $59.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1039.13
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-08-29 15:22 EDT-0400

This should give you an idea what you are looking in terms of pricing brand new. Windows 10 copy is roughly $100 and the 16GB Optane is usually around $40 and keyboards vary too much. Seems like not much of a deal for used parts.

The case does have the CyberPower logo which meant he overpaid for his stuff too in the first place which might be throwing him off.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Advice for Newbies buying second hand"

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

What a weird build, an 8700K with a 1050.

That being said, when you buy something second hand, you can request a time stamped picture to begin with and then ask if you can test it before buying (some people forget this step).

What you are looking for is any issues in term of performance, noise, thermals. Aside from this, there isnt much you can check before hand. You can run a synthetic benchmark test and then compare with other similar builds as well.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Where can I find a lime green pc case?"

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Not going to be any cheaper but I think NZXT allows you to order a precolored case from their website and they have a ton of colors available.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "need someone to critique my build"

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

The CPU isnt a problem but due to its architecture, Ryzen pushes a bit less frames than its equivalent Intel counterpart. Ryzen CPUs are still good for 80-100 fps in demaindg titles provided that proper RAM speed and an OC is applied.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "need someone to critique my build"

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

You might wants to get faster RAM with Ryzen since it really benefits from the extra speed RAM offers. Also, your hard drive was a bad pick. The one you picked was more expensive than a regular WD Caviar Blue and had half the cache for a higher price. Finally, the B3 unit isnt a nice picup. JonnyGuru had some issues with these units being potential firehazards and I would recommend a 2017 CX unit instead from Corsair.

On a side note, the 1050ti with a Ryzen 5 CPU will likely give you issues for that high refresh rate gaming monitor unless the titles weren't too demanding. Also, while not necessarily needed, if you wanted to push the OC your CPU, for $20 more, you can get the Asus Strix B350-F motherboard which is one of the best B350 motherboards available on the market.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor $209.91 @ Amazon Canada
Motherboard MSI - B350 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard $119.99 @ Amazon Canada
Memory GeIL - EVO POTENZA 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $102.99 @ Newegg Canada
Storage Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.99 @ Amazon Canada
Video Card MSI - GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB Video Card $239.99 @ Amazon Canada
Case NZXT - S340 (Black/Blue) ATX Mid Tower Case $90.99 @ PC-Canada
Power Supply Corsair - CX (2017) 450W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $64.99 @ Amazon Canada
Case Fan Corsair - CO-9050017-BLED 66.4 CFM 140mm Fan $16.50 @ Vuugo
Monitor BenQ - GW2270 21.5" 1920x1080 60Hz Monitor $119.99 @ Amazon Canada
Monitor MSI - Optix G24C 23.6" 1920x1080 144Hz Monitor $239.99 @ Memory Express
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1255.33
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-08-23 16:12 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "MSI 1070Ti Gaming?"

  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points

Aside form the titles already mentionned, Ghost Recon WIldlands is also pretty demanding (whether this is for graphics or poor optimization is unknown).

Dont forget to install the MSI overclocking software and to set your card to its overclocked preset, itll give you even better performance at the cost of a bit more heat generated.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Which case for custom loop"

  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points

The Meshify C TG has less space between the front of the case and the actual parts which might make it difficult if your graphics card is a longer model. The Enthoo Pro M TG would be more convenient in terms of spacing and make the incoporation of a custom loop a much easier task. Also, it can accomodate a 360mm rad at the top if you wanted with the optical drive bays removed.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Ima buy this from monoprice."

  • 15 months ago
  • 3 points

Do note that its a 20pack though, which means you will get 20.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Cheap Airflow fans"

  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points

What size of fans?

Are they going to be used as a front intake that is wide open or well perforated or is is slightly opened with a full panel in front?

These are important questions to ask.

Generally speaking, 140mm fans can provide the same airflow as a 120mm model at a lower RPM which means less noise generated. Also, an obstructed path benefits from a pressure fan made to blow air through and/or around stuff like drive cages and radiators.

You will need to be a bit more speficic to get a good answer here.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Should I Bother?"

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

They are decent pressure fans from what I can gather. No personal experience with them though.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Should I Bother?"

  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points

Unless you were going for some OCing record where at which point, you would be using better components, I wouldnt bother, The small difference (when there is any) isnt worth the time and money. You are better off buying better fans with that $5-10 for the paste than buying better paste. Itll reduce your temps more than the actual paste.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Clear AIO"

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

I think you are refering to the Raijintek Triton AIOs.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need help with a power supply[URGENT]"

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Are there any Antec or XFX power supply available to you?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "How does Radeon work?"

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

The other factor to consider is price. While the chart sports the cards by relative performance, it doesnt consider the performance vs ttheir prices.

The AMD RX cards are still more expensive than they should be, making them compete with cards of nVidia that are much better for the same price.

If you are looking for second hand cards, the RX 290X and 390X are still very capable 1080p cards and can pretty much max all game settings. The downfall is their much higher power consumption.

nVidia had the 980 fall between the 1060 6GB and 1070 depending on model and OC, the 980ti were trading blows with the current 1070 depending on exact model and OC.

The 970 is close to the 1060 3GB where the 960 and 950 where closer to the 1050ti and 1050.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "H7?"

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Note that a cooler doesnt fix everything.

Increasing the core clock consumes more power which your motherboard must provide. If your motherboard is ill equipped to do so, the temperature will be higher and will also limit your overclock.

Which motherboard are you using with your Ryzen 5 1600?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "1080p at 240hz or 1440p at 144hz"

  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points

Do note that 240hz is extremely taxing and that most games have a soft frame cap often preventing you from even reaching that amount of frames. 1440p 144hz is a nice medium taxing your hardware just enough to make it somewhat consistent in terms of frame but not enough to hamper your gameplay.

Unless you want to play competitive shooters on a professional level, you shouldnt need a 240hz monitor. A 144hz one is more than enough and if you play slower games like RTS or RPGs, even 60hz is fine.

I use a 1440p 144hz monitor (Dell S2716DG) & a 4k 60hz one (Dell U2718Q) and I go back and forth between the two depending on the title I play.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "NZXT Phantom 410 and video cards over 203mm long"

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Basically, the Phantom 410 has removable drive cages. For your GPU, you may need to remove some of the drive cages (they are modular and you will still have some) and shouldnt really be an issue unless you were planning on using like 4HDD above your SSD/m2. drives.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Cheapest motherboard that accepts ryzen cpu out of box?"

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

ATX motherboards have more space on them for features. While this may vary from model to model, things we see are more PCIe/PCI slots for additional GPUs,sound cards, networkingcards and such as well as more USB ports, SATA ports, M.2 slots, Internal USB (3.0 and 2.0) for devices such as an RGB AIO or a Hue+ controller and sometimes additional connectors for case fans, RGB strips and such.

None of these necessarily translates into a better FPS when playing games but it can make it easier to run all the things you want to with your actual physical PC.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Unusual issue related to Motherboards & AIO Coolers"

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

This was more of a specific user case as I had 32GB (4x8GB kit) of RAM due to some software I need to load for work but still something I wanted to share as some might end up in the same situation.

Most builds normally use a single 2x8GB kit. I ill need to buy a 2x16GB kit now but RAM is still pretty expensive...

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Unusual issue related to Motherboards & AIO Coolers"

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

I thought of this. Aside from the fact that the logo would be upside down, it will make it so that the tubes will not be far enough for the radiator to be installed at the top unless I get a really bendy loop that brushes against the case's window. Also, if I recall correctly, it would also be touching the back VRM cover which will likely run hot over usage which might increase the loop's temperature as well.

I always thought these things were standard sized but it seems this is not the case.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Cheapest motherboard that accepts ryzen cpu out of box?"

  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points

You can get a B450 motherboard. they will support it out of the box.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "GPU Power Pin Questions"

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

According to XFX's own website (http://xfxforce.com/en-us/products/amd-radeon-rx-500-series/rx-580-gts-8gb-dd-rx-580p8dfd6), the card requires a single 8pin cable.

Looks for the specs tab towards the bottom of the page.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Just built a new computer"

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Probably the cause of your stutters. A 144hz moniotr without G-Sync can do this when your GPU has framerate drops when using an nVidia GPU.

Try lowering the settings and see if this still occurs. It should reduce/remvoe these issues.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Just built a new computer"

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

You can try capping the framerate so you have a consistency. You will lose a bit of fluidity but you will remove those stutters. If the games you play dont offer framerate caps, you can always use nVidia Inspector.

As mentionned, do monitor to see what part(s) is running at 100% as it will give you the exact answer.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Just built a new computer"

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

I would recommend monitoring the CPU/GPU the next time you play and seeing which one is causing the issue.

100+ fps can be demanding on a locked CPU and its likely the freezes you get are frame drops. If the CPU is loaded, it will create a variating length of stutter which is probably the culprit.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Corsair - Vengeance RGB 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory not compatable with Asus ROG Maximus X Hero MB"

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

DDR4-3000 should have no problem running on the Maximus X.

What made you think they weren't compatible?

Did you mistyped the RAM or was the link you used to buy the RAM kit linking to an incorrect RAM kit?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What mean overidden ?"

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Some people sometimes pick a single merchant to save on shipping or to use something like Amazon Prime. You definitely arent the only one.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What mean overidden ?"

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Because you ovewrote the basic concept of parts which is that you buy them at the lowest price. As such, you changed the lowest price for the price of your favored merchant. It changes nothing to compatibility though so you are fine.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Only one storage device showing in the boot priority menu."

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you have an m.2 device?

These can disable some SATA ports so be sure you arent using the disabled ports if you do.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "No Man's Sky 50% Off"

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

I ought it on launch and the game was a such broken mess that I vowed never to pre-order any games. After all the stuff they broke on launch, I also will never play this game again.

If you werent part of the initial launch, it might be ok but personally, I would not give them a single dollar.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "thinking about getting 2k 144hz monitor but i dont think i can run it."

  • 16 months ago
  • 2 points

When upshifting to 2K from what I assume is 1080p with a 1050ti, you will see a sharp decrease in the overall amount of frame rate. I would recommend waiting until you have a better GPU to upshift to 2K 144hz. 1080p 144hz would be a more reasonable acquisition.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "X470 or b450"

  • 16 months ago
  • 3 points

What is important when picking the motherboardis that it must have the features you require (amount of USB/SATA ports, audio codecs/DAC, support for m.2...) as well as the capacity to properly power and OC the CPU you plan to use. This is a bit more tricky because something like a Ryzen 2700 might have a rough time on some B450 motherboard depending on the VRM phase design where a Ryzen 2400G would have no problem.

The X470 motherboards are made with enthusiast features in mind. Generally, the more expensive the board is, the more stuff is crammed into it and picking the right one for what you need can be a challenge.

DO note that some top end B450 are often better in terms of power design than basic entry level X470 models so this is something to keep in mind while shopping.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Gigabyte Z370 Aorus Gaming 5 or what?"

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

What features are you talking about exactly?

With a locked processor, you could just as well use a solid H370 chipset motherboard like the Gigabyte H370 AORUS Gaming 3 WIFI or the Asus ROG Strix H370-F Gaming and I doubt you would even be able to tell the difference at all.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "what z370 motherboard should i get to overclock an i5 8600k"

  • 16 months ago
  • 3 points

The ASRock Z370 Extreme 4 is a pretty solid motherboard for its price and since it has a black and dark greyish color for the PCB, it pretty much matches with any color as well.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Motherboard help"

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Depends on the build and how many screws werent screwed in. Removing the GPU is fairly easy (unplugging the power cables and unlocking it from the PCIe slot).

Unless you have a case where the motherboard is laying flat, I would recommend screwing as many screws as possible to prevent any issues over time.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Motherboard help"

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

The point of screwing all the motherboard screws is to split the weight of things you add on to it like the cooler, the GPU and such and it also helps to prevent vibrations which computer parts never like in the long run.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "MOBO for Coffee Lake Chip"

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Basic Z370 motherboard would allow you to use faster RAM and an unlocked CPU if you need to upgrade your CPU to extend the life of your PC.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "MOBO for Coffee Lake Chip"

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

The LGA 1151 socket is the one for the I5-8400 but due to CPU pin layout, you need one of the H310, H370, B360 or Z370 chipsets.

The RAM speed will rely on your motherboard chipset. All DDR4 RAM run at 2133 speed by default and all but the Z370 can activate XMP profiles (auto overclocking for RAM) to run up to 2666 speed. The Z370 chipset will be able to run faster speed but it is also more expensive and you lose some benefits it offers with a locked CPU.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Dedicated streaming pc igpu or actual gpu"

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Thats defenitly mroe than enough yes.

You could likely get away with even less, but the 8400 on a basic H310 motherboard should be just fine

Comment reply on Forum Topic "hesitant on my motherboard choice, need help!"

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Its a more than adequate motherboard. It may not have any LEDs but it does have beeping sounds which tells you what is causing the issue.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Assitance with CPU overclocking???"

  • 16 months ago
  • 2 points

I have the exact combination of motherboard, cpu and aio as your build and you should have no issues with it for sure. Good luck with your tweaking! :)

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