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Comment reply on Xalian's Completed Build: Rendering/streaming/gaming monster

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm using a pair of Sennheiser PC 350 SEs with the motherboard and have absolutely no complaints.

Comment reply on Xalian's Completed Build: Rendering/streaming/gaming monster

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey, sorry for the late reply. The desk is a linnmon/adils corner desk from ikea.

Comment reply on Xalian's Completed Build: Rendering/streaming/gaming monster

  • 55 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah it is a little large, I got it thinking that I'd be playing things on relatively low sensitivity since I'd gotten by with a trackpad until this point but it turns out I do fine at high sensitivity, I like looking at it though!

Thanks and glad I could help!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "HDD Touching a Wire"

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

As everyone's already said, there'll be no problems, but just to give more assurance, my HDD has a few GPU power cables lying on top of it and runs without issue!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Thermal Paste Overnight?"

  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

If you've applied the thermal paste and mounted the cpu cooler, there's no issue. If you haven't mounted the cooler, I wouldn't personally feel comfortable letting the paste sit out where stuff could get on/into it.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Metro last light problems"

  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

Try putting all options as high as they'll go except anti-aliasing, iirc that fixed the problem the last time I saw someone having it.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "3 GTX 960's VS 2 GTX 970's VS 1 GTX 980"

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

2-way 970s is the best choice, they'll outperform a 980 and IIRC 3-way sli is where you start to have a couple of problems.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Random Shutoff during game"

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry I completely misread your first post, I didn't realise it was an ongoing issue of it not turning on.

It does seem like either a PSU or motherboard issue. IIRC there's been some complaints sent the way of that line of PSUs, so that'd be my first line of attack.

Give it a clean just to make sure, but actually understanding the problem, I don't think it's likely that's the problem.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Random Shutoff during game"

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

If enough dust has built up on the right parts it could be an overheating issue, no matter how long you've played for. Give your computer a clean out with some compressed air and see if that fixes it.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "HDMI acting up"

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Well first thing to do is test on another monitor/tv if you can or get another cable if you can't.

Comment reply on Xalian's Completed Build: Rendering/streaming/gaming monster

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

It'd most likely enough, nvidia (I believe) states that you need at least a 750w psu for SLI. Personally in recommending builds and with my own, I like to give a bit more breathing room (850 for 970s, for example) but you'll most likely get by with a 750w just fine!

Comment reply on Xalian's Completed Build: Rendering/streaming/gaming monster

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

Like I said, you'll be able to SLI just fine.

Comment reply on Xalian's Completed Build: Rendering/streaming/gaming monster

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

The wires at the bottom of the motherboard don't take up space, they're just kind of a hassle to plug in because of the PSU shroud.

I believe the MSI 980s are about 1.5 inches wide, I'd measure myself but I don't have a measuring tape handy.

Comment reply on Xalian's Completed Build: Rendering/streaming/gaming monster

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't see any reason you won't be able to.

My bottom card is resting on its power cables because of the PSU shroud, but it doesn't interfere with the fans and it gives it an extra bit of support to lessen sag, so no worries there.

Comment reply on Xalian's Completed Build: Rendering/streaming/gaming monster

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

I know the STRIX is a little bigger than the MSI lengthwise, but I have no clue about width, but width isn't something that really matters too much, it's at least thing enough that you can sli two of them right next to each other.

Comment reply on Xalian's Completed Build: Rendering/streaming/gaming monster

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

The PCI layouts are almost if not exactly identical, as far as I can tell.

You'll definitely be able to fit those in the case!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "NZXT H440"

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd put SPs at the front to push through the drive cages/hard drives but AFs will be fine! Just check that your motherboard has enough fan headers to support them all or get a splitter or two if it doesn't

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Parts not Shown"

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah ok, good to know!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Parts not Shown"

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

It doesn't necessarily mean that the parts aren't sold anymore, just none of the vendors PCPP has listed in your country do (but if you're in the UK or US most of the reputable vendors are listed anyway).

From the benchmarks I've seen, the 780ti actually beats out the 290x by a little bit in most things, but I also agree in this situation a 290x would be better for you since you'll either be paying a massive price for the 780ti (the only one listed on PCPP in the UK is nearly £500) or you'll be getting it second hand.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "NZXT H440"

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

Fair enough, it's fine when you've put everything in, just getting them there can be a bit of a pain.

I have a 280mm radiator in the front in push/pull, two 140mm fans at the top pulling air out and a single 140 at the back doing the same.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "NZXT H440"

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

I have the H440, it definitely won't fit, you'll be able to put it in the front, but you'll have to take out most of the drive bays.

Also as much as I like the look of the case, I'd really advise against going with one, there's very little room for cable management behind the motherboard and it's incredibly difficult to work in due to its closed off/hiding design.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "my pc getting too hot , how to fix , it goes about 50c when im gaimg and it is soo soooo sooo sooooo loud"

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

What's actually getting that hot? As Godz said, that isn't very hot at all, especially when things are actually under load.

Edit: Are you talking about your cpu that you already made a thread for?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "GPU fans not spinning"

  • 57 months ago
  • 4 points

Some manufacturer's cards entirely stop fans when they're not needed, my MSI 980s are sitting at 0% right now for example, but as soon as I boot up a game they'll start to spin. If your fans spin up when the gpu is being used for games and such then there's no issue, they just stop to help keep noise down.

If you're not already using a program to monitor your system (it sounds like you're just looking at your fans), Open Hardware Monitor is a great one, it keeps track of the temps and usage of all the important parts of your system and has a "current usage/temperature" as well as "highest usage/temperature" and also what exactly on your graphics card is being used.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First Build a Success But..."

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

Try

Right clicking on your desktop > screen resolution > advanced settings > colour management > colour management > advanced >calibrate display

It'll lead you through a few standard calibration steps then it'll ask if you want to launch something about text, say yes and follow the instructions.

Hope this works!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Help please, BSOD"

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd do a fresh install of windows, might be that something got messed up along the way on the first go around.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Question regarding Mobo/144hz before I pull trigger. Thanks"

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Nah, don't worry about it, we were all new to things at one point!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Question regarding Mobo/144hz before I pull trigger. Thanks"

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

You'll want to use displayport, it's pretty much just better than HDMI. However, you don't connect your monitor to your motherboard, you connect it to your gpu and your particular gpu has one display port out, so everything will be fine!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "New mother board problems"

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Is there any rhyme or reason as to when they actually do this? Do they not work at all? Do they only disconnect when you open a certain program/do they stop working after a certain amount of time?

Comment reply on Xalian's Completed Build: Rendering/streaming/gaming monster

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Works just fine for me, I haven't overclocked yet but my 5820k sits at a frosty 28 degrees at idle and doesn't get to 50 under 100% load. It was a bit of a pain to install in the front of the case, but that was more a combination of the order I installed things, the design of the case and the rubber on the fans.

I should note that I haven't used the stock cooler fans at all, so if you intend to use them I don't know what kind of performance you're going to get.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "GPU upgrade"

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

How much are you looking to spend? I won't be able to help you out too much, lower range cards aren't my area, but this'll help someone who knows about them!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Sata 6gb/s SSD on Sata 3 Gb/s Mobo"

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

I highly doubt you will unless you put them side by side and they aren't going to be blazing fast because of the connection anyway.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Sata 6gb/s SSD on Sata 3 Gb/s Mobo"

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Not quite, the samsung will still probably be faster but IMO it's not worth buying a speedy drive to bottleneck it like that.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Sata 6gb/s SSD on Sata 3 Gb/s Mobo"

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Your SSD will effectively run at half the data transfer rate it's supposed to, definitely don't buy an expensive, fast SSD if you won't be able to take full advantage of it.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Monitor Flickering Problem"

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

That usually works as well!

Next step would probably be to get a hold of another cable to test with and/or see if the monitor works hooked up to something else.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Monitor Flickering Problem"

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Try making sure all your drivers are up to date (including any your monitor might have), weird problems like this tend to be to do with drivers for whatever reason.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "DDR3 vs DDR4"

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

This is pretty much the case! I have DDR4 but only because I wanted to go X99 for a hexacore cpu, don't base your decision on what kind of ram you want, base it on whether you actually need the rest of the system.

Also keep in mind DDR4 is really damn expensive right now, 32gb of DDR4-2400 cost me nearly £400.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Adding different GPUs to the same build"

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Totally, but it'd be a lot of work from the staff to go through every gpu combination and see if it works (unless not many work together, I haven't actually looked into combining different gpus too much). If it was easy to add a blanket warning that certain kinds of cards just don't work together though, it'd be a great addition!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Does anyone laugh at the ebay auctions or craigslist listing etc...?"

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Not to do with PCs per se, but a while back I saw someone trying to sell a pair of bog standard £10 skullcandy earphones for close to £100.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Adding different GPUs to the same build"

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

I like this idea but It wouldn't be too new builder friendly, I can imagine people just adding all sorts of cards together without seeing if they'd work or not.

The site isn't totally geared towards newbies, but It also doesn't complicate things too much, there aren't server parts for instance (except a few dual cpu mobos).

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Automatically set monitor Hz for certain games"

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

I didn't see any V-sync option in Skyrim, I might've just missed it though.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Building tomorrow - Two questions"

  • 58 months ago
  • 2 points

To install the operating system on your ssd, start the computer with the all drives but the ssd unplugged (I'd unplug the SATA Data cables, but you can unplug the power cable too, shouldn't make a difference) so there's only one possible place to install to (you don't need to unplug your optical drive(s) if you have any) then run your windows installation medium of choice. When that's done, shut down your computer, plug in the other drives and go about formatting them.

Like Killer said, plug into the gpu.

Good luck with your build!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is it bad to turn off my PSU (flipping the switch) every night?"

  • 58 months ago
  • 2 points

As long as the computer's fully shut down first, there's no problem!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "cpu and mobo help!"

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh my bad, I misread as you just wanting a motherboard.

Hipoke has some nice suggestions!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "cpu and mobo help!"

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

What socket/chipset do you need?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "SLI 980 temps gone up"

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

I tried disabling sli and running the game as you suggested, one card runs at 80 and the other around 45 which is making me think that when I have sli enabled it just doesn't work most of the time.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "SLI 980 temps gone up"

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

I was disabling sli then enabling it again, then when playing the game the temps would be fine.

This workaround has suddenly stopped working, however.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "SLI 980 temps gone up"

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Correction to this, read my second reply to Cautious.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "SLI 980 temps gone up"

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Correction to this, for far cry at least, I launch the game and it runs with fine temps, I close and relaunch the game and the problem occurs again. If I disable then enable sli in the NVidia control panel then launch the game, everything goes back to normal.

I'm really confused about this.

Edit: This workaround has suddenly stopped working.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "I keep getting an error saying I'm missing "d3dx11_43.dll" when playing PC games?"

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

In addition to this, you can check the integrity of the game files by rick clicking evolver in your steam library and going in to properties (can't give you the exact location right now, I don't have steam installed at the moment).

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Recommended PC Build ?"

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

This is a nice build but I assume their price is 600 before rebates, maybe not though.

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