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Comment reply on Forum Topic "Switching between headphones and speakers"

  • 9 days ago
  • 1 point

No, the headphones are plugged into the motherboard in the respectable ports - headphone and microphone via a splitter cable which goes into a 3.5 mm jack where i plug them in (hyperX cloud alpha)

The speakers are currently running into a power point and then a 3.5mm jack into the front io of my case

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Switching between headphones and speakers"

  • 9 days ago
  • 1 point

Already have played around with that one, the problem is; both the speakers and the headphones are under the same 'device' so i can't separate them

Comment reply on Forum Topic "PC turns on, but no signal. Was working yesterday..."

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I just cleaned up my monitor a bit and replaced the cables and it all works well now. Thanks for your response!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "~$600 reliable gaming laptop"

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

The "best budget gaming laptop" is a really good buy. Having a i5 9300H and a 1650 is going to allow you to play most games at medium - high settings 60fps!

By Lenovo too, so you're guaranteed high quality

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Best GPU for 1080p, 144hz Gaming"

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

A 2070 Super will allow you to game very easily at 1080p 144Hz, even 240Hz.

I've got an RTX 2060 and this allows me to play almost any game 1080p high - max at 144Hz.

If you wanted ease of mind to be able to play ANY game 1080p 144Hz, take the 2070, or 2070 Super

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Razer Stealth - Is it worth it?"

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

If you're looking at getting a gaming laptop, you can generally find better spec laptops for the same price, such as these ones:

Both are from PCCG in Australia, and offer a better graphics card, more storage, 144 and 240Hz panels, etc.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Childhood scars"

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

When I was about 8 years old, I went for a walk down at my local boat launch ramp with my family, and ended up walking on all of the algae on the ramp, and I slipped over and my left wrist landed on a lot of oysters, leaving a 3 inch scar on my wrist...

I also have a 'dent' in my skull from when I had a broken arm. I had a really heavy cast on my arm at a young age, and being skinny didn't help with the weight, but I went to close my bedroom blinds for the night. I was on my brand new bed mattress and it was really soft, so I lost my balance and managed to hit my head right on the corner of my bedside table...

nice

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First time builder, need help with wiring"

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

My mistake, the fan headers you are looking for IS the CHA_FAN1, CHA_FAN2 and CHA_FAN3. These are short for chassis fan, and these are the headers you need to plug the fans into.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First time builder, need help with wiring"

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

For the fans, all motherboards generally have the same headers. Some motherboards have more fan headers than others.

What you're looking for are 4 pin connectors labelled "FAN1" or "FAN2" etc. Just plug your fans straight into them.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What's Considered "Up to Date"?"

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

In my opinion, if you're looking for a laptop that will get your school work done and play games at the same time, you're probably best looking for a modern laptop with a dedicated GPU instead of a gaming laptop, as battery life in gaming laptops are terrible (anywhere from 2-6 hours) so you'd constantly be carrying around your charger (which for some people is fine)

If you're playing medium to high end games like Apex Legends, Fortnite, Rainbow 6 Siege etc, you're best to go with a dedicated 1050, 1050ti, 1060 etc.

If you're playing really light games like LoL, Overwatch or Heartstone etc, you can probably get away with a laptop with MX 150 or MX250 graphics in it.

I'm not a laptop expert, so take this with a grain of salt. But most dedicated laptop cards are alot less powerful than desktop GPU's as they don't have the power from the battery, and they tend to be underclocked from the manufacturer.

It really depends on your style. If you get a gaming laptop, you're sacrificing battery life, but if you're happy to carry around the charger with you and you have access to power outlets, you're good to go. If you're after a laptop with good battery life, a gaming laptop probably isn't the best option.

Again, I'm not a laptop expert, so take this with a grain of salt.

All the best

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Best Thin Gaming Laptop for $1000"

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't think he'll be carrying a custom rig, monitor, keyboard and mouse around college, my dude.

Comment reply on Blewis308's Completed Build: Going Small

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah, very nice. Good luck!

Comment reply on Blewis308's Completed Build: Going Small

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks very nice and clean, but I have never seen a monitor setup like that...

Mind me asking if you do any other work than college??

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Buzzing noise coming from new pc"

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

I found if you turn off the switch, the power supply doesn't make any noise, as it is getting no power. I don't worry about it too much because I can't hear it when my PC is on, and sometimes it doesn't make the low electric buzzing noise

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Buzzing noise coming from new pc"

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

I have a Corsair CX450M Power Supply. When my PC is turned off, I hear a light, electric buzzing noise coming from the power supply. I simply switch the power supply off until I need to use my PC the next day. It doesn't seem to affect my PC and delivers the mentioned wattage to my PC fine.

EDIT: If your power supply is obnoxiously loud, I would recommend to RMA, return, exchange or get a refund and buy another power supply.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "what are some of your personal conspracy theorys?"

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

earth is a doughnut

yes, its true. you guys have been lied to your whole life.

thank me later

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Tragik Times is Hungry # 15 - BBQ"

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

We make sure to stock up on in when we are in Sydney lol

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Does Anyone Know Of A M.2 Wifi card that will work????"

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok fair enough

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Does Anyone Know Of A M.2 Wifi card that will work????"

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

You can always opt for a USB 3.0 Wifi dongle? They are generally fairly decent (especially from the brand names such as netgear)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Tragik Times is Hungry # 15 - BBQ"

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

My Dad does an amazing chilli grilled chicken.

The special ingredient is just a jar of really good Japanese chilli sauce that we can only get in Sydney, and we live about 3 hours away from there... The travel is definitely worth it ahaha.

Comment reply on PLOPFROG's Completed Build: DG-77 Build ....ITS HOT.

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

Great build, looking clean.

I would suggest to move your GPU up to the top PCI Express Lane, as having your GPU on the bottom lane, you are limiting the performance of your system.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Fortnite"

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

He has more "comment karma" because he comments more and creates more topics. He has commented 281 more times than you.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Budget Gaming Computer (about $500)"

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i3-8100 3.6 GHz Quad-Core Processor $129.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard MSI - B360M PRO-VD Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $66.51 @ OutletPC
Memory Team - Vulcan 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $44.89 @ OutletPC
Storage ADATA - SU655 480 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $49.99 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $44.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card Gigabyte - Radeon RX 570 4 GB Gaming 4G Video Card $119.99 @ Newegg
Case Rosewill - FBM-01 MicroATX Mini Tower Case $19.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair - VS 550 W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply $26.97 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $538.22
Mail-in rebates -$35.00
Total $503.22
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-05-04 20:40 EDT-0400

This would be a much better, updated option

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Laptop wifi issues..."

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey, thanks for your quick reply!

I've talked to the school admin who was a complete d*** (lol) when I told him what I've already done for troubleshooting.

When I can connect, I get internet for about 10 solid minutes before it cuts out and says I "Cannot connect to this network".

The network will still show up though, but I won't be able to connect to it.

Thanks!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Laptop wifi issues..."

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey man.

Thanks very much for the quick and detailed reply.

I've followed what you've said, and my laptop still does allow 2.4GHz connections as well as 5GHz connections. I'll tinker around with it and see if it will connect if 2.4GHz is first etc.

I'm still home, but I'll check out what channels the school uses, and can go from there.

Thanks very much for your help :)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What rank would you rate your PC?"

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, its pretty good. Considering I got the GTX 1070 for about $300 AUD ($210 US)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What rank would you rate your PC?"

  • 12 months ago
  • 3 points

I would probably say Amethyst or Emerald

Ryzen 5 2600 and a GTX 1070 are a pretty neat combo which will allow me to play any game I want easily.

I still want to upgrade my graphics card in the future when I upgrade to a higher resolution monitor, though.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First Gaming PC Build - I am a NOOB, need suggestions!"

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

I have this exact cooler on my Ryzen 5 2600. Overclocked at 4.0GHz, the temps do not go over 60 degrees celcius. Amazing cooler, and dead quiet.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Fan placement in new build"

  • 13 months ago
  • 2 points

As Tetsuclaw said, having 3 intake on the front is plenty, and then the fans on the rear and top of the case should be exhaust. This creates positive airflow, which can help cool your components down a little easier.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Best for $150"

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814930005

There is this deal that someone has posted in the deals section of the forums, which comes with 2 free games.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Gaming cpu ?"

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Depends what your budget is. Intel has better single core performance, generally resulting in better gameplay, but AMD has more value, and better multicore performance. Since you are only going to be gaming and watching videos, I would consider you go with intel.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Buying USED?"

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

I've bought 2 different GPU's used from people on Gumtree (Australia buy and sell site) and I got a great deal on a GTX 1070 for $300 AUD (which is about $215 USD) and they stated that the GPU was used for roughly a year. This was about 5 months ago, and the card is still powering my system today.

I would buy used if you need too - but stay away from GPU's that have been used for mining. This puts the card at 100% usage with 100% fan speed the majority of the time, which greatly decreases the life span of the GPU.

Comment reply on pcpeng1128's Completed Build: New build

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

The Dark Base 900 is a modular case, which means you can undo and unscrew parts and place them in new places not only to help cable management, but to make your build stand out. Although this is a great build with amazing parts, you should have probably gotten a prebuilt or get someone to fix up the cables for you.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Using 2 separate GPU's for 2 different monitors."

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok great, thanks for that. I did a full clean on the card (new thermal paste, cleaned the fans, etc) a few weeks ago.

I haven't done anything to the drivers for a while, so I'll look into that.

Thanks again :)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Should I be concerned with this compatibility warning for this SSD I want"

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

I personally have no experience with that, but I believe you can't move your OS from one drive to another. I may be wrong, so its best for you to ask on this forum for someone who knows if its possible, or do a quick google search.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "My first build blueprint. Looking for Opinions"

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

So I changed the motherboard because Intel and AMD have completely different platforms. For example, a Intel i5 9600k would use a Z370 or Z390 motherboard, whilst the Ryzen 7 2700X would use a B450, X370 or X470 motherboard.

So basically, you cannot use an AMD CPU with a Intel motherboard, and vice versa.

If you have any other questions, let me know, and I'll be happy to help out.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "My first build blueprint. Looking for Opinions"

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 7 2700X 3.7 GHz 8-Core Processor $308.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard MSI - B450 GAMING PRO CARBON AC ATX AM4 Motherboard $139.99 @ B&H
Memory G.Skill - Trident Z RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $140.98 @ Newegg
Storage Kingston - A400 240 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $29.99 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $44.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA - GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB XC GAMING Video Card $339.99 @ B&H
Case NZXT - H500i (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $99.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $89.89 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $98.89 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1333.60
Mail-in rebates -$40.00
Total $1293.60
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-02-21 21:43 EST-0500

This is a much better option.

Changes:

  • Added a 240GB SSD for windows and other programs
  • Changed the i5 9600k for a Ryzen 7 2700X which will be a much faster, and more reliable option for video editing and other CPU tasks compared to the i5 9600k
  • With the Ryzen 7 2700X, I also changed the motherboard. This motherboard has RGB and overlocking capabilities if you wanted to overclock the CPU.
  • Removed the GTX 1050 2GB for a RTX 2060 which will HUGELY imrpove FPS and gameplay compared to a GTX 1050.
  • Removed the NZXT Kraken, as the R7 2700x includes an RGB Air cooler.

Everything else is left the same.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Should I be concerned with this compatibility warning for this SSD I want"

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

No, its completely normal.

Just make sure to plug your HDD in the SATA slots: 3, 4, 5 or 6.

It is basically saying, when the M.2 slot on your motherboard is populated (the M.2 SSD is plugged into the motherboard) one of the SATA slots (where you plug your HDD or 2.5" SSD is plugged into via SATA cable) will not be able to be used. it normally happens to SATA slots 1 & 2. If the motherboard doesn't recognise the HDD's, try using a different SATA slot.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Using 2 separate GPU's for 2 different monitors."

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I know a fair bit about SLI, but I never really had a look at two different cards. I've seem a lot of builds with different GPU's not in SLI, but just wanted to check on it on this forum

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Using 2 separate GPU's for 2 different monitors."

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

The GPU isn't under warranty anymore, but it seems alot of other people have the same freezing problem with a 144hz monitor and 60hz monitor dual setup. That's the main problem I'm looking at, and the temp problem hasn't occurred since I removed the 60hz monitor

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Using 2 separate GPU's for 2 different monitors."

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

So the games don't actually crash, it's just freezing while gaming. I currently use one single 24" 144Hz monitor, with no freezes in game.

When I use a 24" 60hz monitor, all games I play freeze every 10ish seconds.

EDIT: the GPU is factory overclocked, and I don't manually overclock it.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Using 2 separate GPU's for 2 different monitors."

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

So I've got a Gigabyte 1070 windforce (triple fan) and the temps have only risen once or twice, but it has happened, and yes, I do have a fan stop mode, so that is probably the reason why the temps rose like that.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Monitor choice for RTX 2060"

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Is 144Hz monitor really that beneficial

In my opinion, even browsing the internet or working on your desktop it really makes a difference.

Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying 60Hz is bad, but there is a big difference.

1440p and 60Hz will be completely fine, and it will look nice.

Ultimately, its all up to you what you buy. Hope this kind of helps

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Brands you Fanboy Over"

  • 13 months ago
  • 4 points

Tesla.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What is your current car?"

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Currently 16 and driving a 1997 Mazda 121 Bubble... No power steering which to be honest, drives me made (no pun intended). Looking to upgrade to a Toyota 86 GTS and I have big dreams for a Tesla Model S.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Monitor choice for RTX 2060"

  • 13 months ago
  • 2 points

The 2060 performance is a little better than a GTX 1070. (10-15%)I would suggest a 144Hz monitor, unless you want the 1440p resolution. You could go a 1440p, 144hz and turn the settings down to keep with the 144 FPS. If you've never had a 144hz monitor before, I highly suggest you get one, because the difference between 60Hz and 144Hz is night and day.

Comment reply on MrLafia's Completed Build: Firt Mini ITX Gaming RGB Build

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

That is a nice build my friend! +1

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Windows fails to install"

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you make sure that the USB was also x64 bit? You could have purchased a x32 bit USB ISO windows copy by accident?

If not, try having a look online with that code that it gives you and see if you can find a solution.

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