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Comment reply on TikantiXD's Completed Build: 3rd Build: Finally, an ITX

  • 21 days ago
  • 1 point

It's a stock Ryzen cooler. Most Ryzens come with a stock cooler that can support moderate overclocks.

Comment reply on TikantiXD's Completed Build: 2nd Build; From 1080p to 4K.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Runs Crysis I think :P

Comment reply on TikantiXD's Completed Build: 2nd Build; From 1080p to 4K.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

The fan clips allow you to shift the fan a bit vertically if i remember correctly, though make sure you install the RAM first.

Comment reply on TikantiXD's Completed Build: 2nd Build; From 1080p to 4K.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

The prices for those were a bit too high, but I definitely thought about it.

Comment reply on TikantiXD's Completed Build: 2nd Build; From 1080p to 4K.

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

It's a tight fit, you definitely will need to plug all the cables in first, and slide it in. You will have to remove the whole PSU to plug in more cables in the future.

Comment reply on TikantiXD's Completed Build: 2nd Build; From 1080p to 4K.

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

Glad you think so!

Could've made it on budget, but I'm not mad about going over really. When you throw the budget out the window, and just get the parts you want, it just feels better.

Comment reply on TikantiXD's Completed Build: 2nd Build; From 1080p to 4K.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Yep yep

Comment reply on daparkvid's Completed Build: Wii Little PC

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

hell yeah

Comment reply on Forum Topic "How much is my old GPU worth?"

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

If I were to buy such a card on Craigslist or the like, and I really wanted it, I wouldn't pay more than $70 for it.

That being said, benchmarks put it right ahead of the GTX 1050 or GTX 960. You can go off of that, too.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Spilled thermal paste and motherboard"

  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

While not ideal, I don't see any real harm with it being there. I seem to recall a forum about someone coating their motherboard with non-conductive stuff for a valid purpose.

I never did end up seeing what happened after he applied it though...

I imagine if it damaged it you wouldn't be able to power the PC on. That is the most sure way to tell. :D

Comment reply on Forum Topic "AMD Security Flaws"

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

https://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/amd-ryzenfall-vulnerabilties/

Get ready for the influx of Intel fan-boys to comment on the matter.

(Of which I may or may not be)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Can anyone find this case that I am describing?"

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

Solved: IBuyPower Revolt 2

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Methodology for Laptop Repasting"

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

http://forum.notebookreview.com/threads/msi-gs63vr-6rf-review.803186/

This guy says to replace the stock paste with Kryonaut and replace the stock pads with Arctic thermal pads.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Methodology for Laptop Repasting"

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

I'll check if this laptop uses pads as stock, or paste as stock.

If it currently has pads, a simple paste may be fine.

If it already has paste, I'll need to check the real temp differences between Grizzly Conductonaut (liquid metal) and Kryonaut (non-conductive).

Comment reply on Forum Topic "RX 560: Good Card for 1080p Gaming?"

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

I'd say so. Depending on the game, you may have to put it at medium, but it should be okay.

Wait for others to pop in though.

Make sure you have a PSU that has a 6-pin power cable for it though, if the card requires such.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Larger Mid Tower Cases?"

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Just for the hell of it, look at the Thermaltake Tower 900. Its by no means mid tower. This is literally a godzilla-tier tower in itself.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Larger Mid Tower Cases?"

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

The Noctis 450 is a massive mid tower.

Enthoo Pro is a full tower and massive too.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Phanteks Evolv Shift Dual AIO Question"

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Another case I was interested in for a dual 120mm setup would be the Thermaltake Core G3. It's not as fancy as the Shift, but its definetley cheaper. It has an offset potential for the second 120mm slot, so that two can fit (in theory). Not sure if anyone's ever done one in it.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Phanteks Evolv Shift Dual AIO Question"

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

As I'm sure you know, it entirely depends.

I'm not sure how long AIO GPUs have been around, but if i had to guess, the air-cooled cards have less moving parts, and would be less prone to failure than their liquid cooled counterparts. Even if the fan failed, its going to be monumentally cheaper than if the liquid-cooled card's pump had failed. When I was first looking at GPUs to buy, the idea of a liquid cooled card had me squealing inside...but it's all down to the positives and negative you'll have to weigh.

Liquid Cooled GPU:

  • Typically more expensive than air-cooled counterpart

  • Seems more dangerous in case of a failure

  • Colder, possibly better overclocking potential, depends on if we are talking about a voltage/wattage wall vs a temperature wall that's keeping cards from further overclocking

  • Its got that COOL factor

  • I'd be more worried about buying a second-hand/refurb liquid-cooled card than an air-cooled one

  • Air cooled cards can be turned into liquid ones with a GPU bracket and an AIO, and you'd get to keep the fans for if you ever needed them. Imagine a 360mm AIO on your GPU, and a 360mm AIO on your CPU. Hmmm. I may try that one day.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Phanteks Evolv Shift Dual AIO Question"

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

In the image, the builder used a thin fan on one of the radiators, perhaps both (if we cant see the one below the radiator). I didnt read too much into his description but it should help you.

Its possible that the included fan will work...but its just as possible that it wont.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Phanteks Evolv Shift Dual AIO Question"

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Fitting the AIOs can be done: https://pcpartpicker.com/b/r9tgXL

But about your question, adding another fan? Maybe not so much.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "ASUS G752L Soda Spill Accident Rebuild?"

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Good to hear!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What was the first advertised gaming keyboard, gaming mouse, and gaming monitor?"

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

The Logitech G11 and G15 came out in 2005; two or three years before the first Razer keyboard.

Here is the newegg link, and below is it's description, where is says "gaming keyboard": https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823126009

Now it's not definitive, but we're getting there. It doesn't say: "The world's FIRST gaming keyboard".

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What was the first advertised gaming keyboard, gaming mouse, and gaming monitor?"

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Saitek Eclipse is the furthest back gaming keyboard that I know of. It came out in 2005 I think, however, I don't know if it was marketed as a gaming peripheral. I'm sure there are some a bit further out, but none that I can find with a simple google search.

Edit: Looking back on some old forums from 2003ish, they tended to like Microsoft Natural Keyboard Pro for gaming.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What happens when you turn off the PC/game console when saving?"

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

I've corrupted...

  • 2 Xbox360 Profiles (when you corrupt one save...it corrupts all of it)
  • At least 2 GameCube memory cards, but at most 4.
  • At least 2 PS2 memory cards, but at most 4.

...by doing this.

It sucks, but I'm sure modern consoles and PCs have a way around this.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "New laptops"

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Long story short: Get a GTX 1060 6GB or GTX 1070 8GB laptop, and replace the 2.5" drive with a 1TB SSD, or add an M.2 1TB SSD.

  • MSI is fine, but they have crappy drives.
  • Sager, Clevo, Eluktronics, or Origin are good too.
  • I don't like HP. Don't like Asus.
  • I think Acer is fine, but no RGB.
  • Dell is fine, but no RGB.
  • Alienware is the best for RGB, especially the newer generation.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "PC lost in transit or delivered to the wrong house"

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Ty for sharing. Also, I found the build with your Asus VI: Amazing.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "PC lost in transit or delivered to the wrong house"

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Or BOTH

Comment reply on Forum Topic "msi z97 gaming 7 + seasonic focus gold 750w, don't work together?"

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Try and re-plug everything back in with the new PSU. You may have had a loose connection.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "ASUS Z170 Pro Gaming vs ASUS Z170-A"

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Pro Gaming:

  • Black/Red (Indifferent)

  • BIOS is Red/Black (Indifferent)

  • Up to DDR4-3400 (Indifferent)

  • No I/O Cover (Lose)

  • More USB ports (Win)

  • Supreme FX Integrated Sound Card (Indifferent)

Z170-A:

  • White/Black/Blue (Indifferent)

  • BIOS is Black/Blue (Indifferent)

  • Up to DDR4-3400 (Indifferent)

  • Less USB ports (Lose)

  • I/O cover (Win)

  • Crystal Sound Integrated Sound Card (Indifferent)

But i'm sure they both suffer from typical Asus sound problems.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need helping deciding between these 2 laptops"

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

AW 15 R2, R3, or R4, and at what price?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Kingdom Hearts 3?"

  • 21 months ago
  • 0 points

The dream died ten years ago for me...

I think that I lost hope when I tried out Chain of Memories. The game was the wake up call for me that they aren't serious about making another full-fledged KH game.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Can't Decide Between 2 Good Cases"

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm sure you'd be happy with either. Look at "Completed Builds Using This Part" at the bottom of each of their pages within the Case Directory. Read up on what they thought of them, and how it looks.

Throughts on the Dark Base 700:

  • Tons of I/O ports (Win)
  • Can be used in both Inverse and Regular motherboard layouts! (Win)
  • Fan locations are more plentiful (Win)
  • (x2) 140mm fans included (Lose)
  • It's larger than the EVOLV (Indifferent)
  • Weighs more but only by a sliver (Indifferent)
  • Integrated Fan Hub (Indifferent)
  • RGB is more "in your face" (Indifferent)
  • Three year warranty (Indifferent)

EVOLV ATX:

  • (x3) 140mm fans included (Win)
  • I/O ports are limited (Fail)
  • Slightly smaller than Base 700 (Indifferent)
  • Integrated Fan Hub (Indifferent)
  • RGB is more subtle (Indifferent)
  • Five year warranty (Indifferent)

On a personal note, I've had the Enthoo Pro Full Tower, and it was nice, so I may be a bit biased. Also have my eyes set on the EVOLV ITX for my next build. If they released a Dark Rock ITX like this, I would flip.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "RAM or Motherboard failure ???"

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

Check this out if you haven't.

https://www.reddit.com/r/buildapc/comments/3wkymy/troubleshooting_5_long_beeps_on_post_gigabyte/

"[–]Cristol365 3 points 1 year ago Hey guys i solved the problem. I bought a brand new gigabyte motherboard with 2 kingston ram sticks at 2400 MHz. I had that issue, 5 long beeps and the the system restarts. It was because the ram modules are listed like 1-3-2-4 and if you dont use your 2 sticks with 1-2 and 3-4 it makes that beeps. Hope it helps. "

Another user had bent pins, so look for that too.

Another user had a bad socket.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "RAM or Motherboard failure ???"

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

Try LinX if no errors show up with MemTest. It tests the CPU and RAM, just use HWMonitor so you can see the temps while you do it.

You are sure that no pins are bent from the CPU?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "RAM or Motherboard failure ???"

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Get a USB drive and run MemTest86+: will test your RAM for errors.

Is the kit new or refurbished/used?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "My username"

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

you lucky soul you

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What's the best way to kill a sh!tty old dell oem?"

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Simple, non-explosive, and maybe not as fun:

open up cmd window > diskpart > list disk > select disk 0 > clean

:)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Trade MSI GS63VR for Gaming Desktop"

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

either, depends on the offer

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Trade MSI GS63VR for Gaming Desktop"

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Trade MSI GS63VR for Gaming Desktop"

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Its the 1st gen, not sure on the year. The logo is flat, does not bump out like the 2nd gen.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "ASUS G752L Soda Spill Accident Rebuild?"

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

Did it still power on, or did it short-circuit? If it powered on still, I'd try and clean it if I were you.

91% Isopropyl Alcohol, nice on-brand q-tips, and some clean dry hand-towels/paper towels. If it's messed up already, trying to clean it with this shouldn't be harmful.

Worth noting, if the repairs are anywhere near $500, I'd just say screw it and buy a new gaming laptop for $699 with a 1050.

Comment reply on AdubHD's Completed Build: 1080p Overkill

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

This is just another example of why GEIL RAM is inferior in quality. Wouldn't reach the specified clock speeds. Run LinX and see if you get any errors. I had to RMA mine and it was a nightmare. Only somewhat stable at 2133.

Comment reply on dawDEV's Completed Build: Daily Driver

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

There's a company that does the delidding for you. The cost differs based upon the processor, but they offer a warranty. I have no experience with the company, unfortunately, but its an option I think you should know about.

Also, if you want the build to get more attention, upload more images.

Kudos to you for doing what i couldn't: custom cooling.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "The motherboard M.2 slot #2 shares bandwidth with a SATA 6.0 Gb/s port. When the M.2 slot is populated, one SATA 6.0 Gb/s port is disabled."

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

It means one of your SATA ports used to transmit data between a Hard Drive or Optical Drive and the motherboard will not work. Shouldn't be a problem, as long as you have enough SATA ports to use for whatever else you are using.

On a side note, you don't need an internal PCIe LAN card, or a wireless PCIe card, as the motherboard has both of those.

And I would opt for complete Windows, and not OEM.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Cryorig XF/XT140 for $11.99"

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

I love the look of this fan, wish I actually needed it. :D

Comment reply on TikantiXD's Completed Build: 1st Build: What I learned, and 10 things you should know

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the input.

I'd only do the FireCuda SSHD for a laptop, and I'm not too terribly worried about sound, but the vibrations were terrible. I guess it's almost synonymous, but I'm sure I could have padded it somehow.

I'll keep those in mind, too.

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