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Forum Topic "i7 and rtx build"

connor333 1 point 10 hours ago

Yeah. It's magnetic so can stick on the top of most cases. Works great on my fracture meshify c, though I had to add a little Velcro to the light and case since there wasn't much metal for it to stick to due to the top of the case having a vent.

Forum Topic "i7 and rtx build"

connor333 1 point 12 hours ago

I'm an advocate for a dark rock pro 4 from personal use. Doesn't come with RGB but I have this over it: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0776YX8DT/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o06__o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 and it looks amazing (in my opinion).

Forum Topic "Monitor for a ps4"

connor333 1 point 12 hours ago

https://www.amazon.com/BenQ-Zowie-inch-Gaming-Monitor/dp/B01H5KKRLO/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=benq+1ms&qid=1548093292&sr=8-1

If 1080p gaming this monitor is excellent. I used it for the past 3 years, well worth the money.

Forum Topic "$600 Gaming pc"

connor333 1 point 14 hours ago

had 120gb on my build for 4 years. Sure, more SSD is nice, but for 20 bucks it's well worth having an OS system that boots so much faster. (plus you can usually stick your fav game on there).

Forum Topic "Just a bit of advice on overclocking potential"

connor333 1 point 16 hours ago

This guy is giving some sound advice

Forum Topic "Just a bit of advice on overclocking potential"

connor333 1 point 16 hours ago

yes, it's definitely the premium experience but comes with the premium price. I personally would not get an intel K chip of that caliber unless I had a premium cooler in my budget, such as the dark rock pro 4 (which is amazing btw)

Forum Topic "be quiet! Dark Rock 4 Pro with this build"

connor333 0 points 1 day ago

don't take this the wrong way, since the pro 4 cooler is amazing, but what do you hope to achieve on a ryzen processor? I don't think there's much headroom for overclocking. If you don't like the stock cooler that comes with it, a cheaper, smaller air cooler will probably get you the same overclocking results.

Forum Topic "So..ever heard a hard drive make this sound?"

connor333 submitter 1 point 2 days ago

yeah I already have 2 in there and by the time I add a 3rd they should hopefully be even less expensive.

Forum Topic "So..ever heard a hard drive make this sound?"

connor333 submitter 1 point 3 days ago

oh, I'm sending it back to amazon. It was driving me absolutely nuts. Copied files, and enjoying the silence.

Forum Topic "What's a good, reasonably priced soundcard?"

connor333 submitter 1 point 3 days ago

I don't think I'm an audophile by any means but I want my sennheisers to reach their full potential. More clarity, volume, and bass. Currently I crank them and while acceptable, wish there was a little more juice to them. PS I'm not deaf lol, excellent hearing btw

Forum Topic "Ultra-Wide or 4K?"

connor333 1 point 3 days ago

I would check what games you plan to play at ultrawide. The games I play people are very upset when ultrawide isnt' supported.

Forum Topic "Instead of an "IPS: yes/no" option, we should have every monitor panel type as an option."

connor333 1 point 3 days ago

you must of had an bad TN experience. I currently have an IPS monitor (beautiful!), but my previous Ben Q was TN and was excellent unless you were looking at it from the side or something.

manirelli's Build Guide: Excellent Intel Gaming Build

connor333 1 point 3 days ago

exactly. I went with a dark rock pro 4 air cooler with my latest build and I couldn't be happier with how well it's cooling my 8700k

anutter223's Completed Build: "WHY?!"

connor333 1 point 3 days ago

All of that overkill...and a 60hz monitor lol. Go for the 4k 144hz gsync monitor that's like 2 grand on amazon.

Forum Topic "What's a good, reasonably priced soundcard?"

connor333 submitter 1 point 3 days ago

Because I have one ;)

Forum Topic "best cheap cpu coolers"

connor333 1 point 4 days ago

Would a 2600 really benefit from a budget cooler since the cooler it comes with isn't terrible by any means? What's your goal with a cheap aftermarket cooler?

Forum Topic "Already built PC but facing issues with a recent upgrade"

connor333 1 point 4 days ago

I'd personally get another cooler. What about a 140mm AIO? I don't think you would need anything too big since you can't overclock the chip anyways.

Forum Topic "First new gaming PC in almost 7 years"

connor333 1 point 5 days ago

I have 2 140mm PWM fans on the front (be quiet, very impressed with them btw) and the stock as the exhaust.

The case does come with 2 stock fans. The 2nd 140 mm for the GPU I added to replace front intake was probably overkill, but it was nice adding a fan that didn't spin until I needed it to, and when it did it was quiet overall. At the very least I'd add one more fan so that you have one for CPU and one for GPU. And with one exhaust, positive pressure = less dust seeping in.

Only adjustment for me was that this case is nothing but amazing airflow with tradeoff being noises such as coil whine can easily be heard. I can hear a slight noise increase compared to a cheaper case I was using that was more closed off. And when I say slight, I mean that no one else can notice it but me and my wife thinks I'm crazy lol.

Forum Topic "2600 or 2700?"

connor333 2 points 5 days ago

2600 recently going for 160 is an amzing deal

Forum Topic "First new gaming PC in almost 7 years"

connor333 1 point 5 days ago

Nice. I have the black version of the Meshify C case. It's amazing and was a breeze to build in.

Forum Topic "Can this parts game at 1440p 100fps? AAA tittles. About to buy."

connor333 1 point 5 days ago

I personally went with the 8700k, but can't go wrong with either, kind of goes towards personal opinion/taste. A good cooler and I'm getting the advertised boost speeds. (Will overclock when I need to, right now not close to needing it) Some games really do benefit off of thread count, though not many atm (assassins creed odyssey on youtube gives a good example).

The asrock z370 extreme 4 motherboard is great bang for the buck as well. May need bios update before 9700k works on it.

Forum Topic "165fps monitor, getting 120 or so frames, yet CPU/GPU not maxed?"

connor333 submitter 1 point 6 days ago

What I just learned is that CPU utilization includes the threads within the CPU, which doesn't necessarily help with gameplay. So a Core itself may be maxed out but it will not show 100% on that core like I was expecting. I'm used to the good old days of having 4 cores no threads lol. Not 6 cores 12 threads.

Forum Topic "Can this parts game at 1440p 100fps? AAA tittles. About to buy."

connor333 2 points 6 days ago

2700x isn't terrible by any means, but at that budget I'd def. go intel if you're concerned about high frame rates. Especially if you're going to spend money on a good cooler, in the end you're not spending that much more on intel to get more stable frame rates and less drops in frames. That's just me after exhaustive research on my latest build with same desires as you.

Forum Topic "pre-built systems cheaper than DIY, why build?"

connor333 1 point 6 days ago

a) you pick the best parts (including a reliable power supply)

b) For the same price I have a 1080ti and a 1tb SSD, 3200 ram.

c) it's not a terrible deal still. my friend doesn't like to build so more power to him.

Edit: This is one of the better builds I've seen though. Usually they do something like pair a 9900k with a 1060 3gb (maybe not that bad, but close)

Forum Topic "G-Sync Compatible or VA Panel"

connor333 1 point 6 days ago

but at the same time, I'd save a little more to get a black front. Why they chose red is beyond me.

Forum Topic "G-Sync Compatible or VA Panel"

connor333 1 point 6 days ago

Personally it's gsync all the way for me. Depends on your perspective. Some ppl can't really tell when frame rates fluctuate, esp. when it's well above 60. For me, I can never go back after experiencing gsync.

Forum Topic "woops, installed Ram in wrong slots..."

connor333 submitter 1 point 6 days ago

well, the overthinker in me had to follow through and I ended up swapping the ram to the right places to ease the mind. Was able to do so w/o removing the cooler thankfully

Forum Topic "woops, installed Ram in wrong slots..."

connor333 submitter 1 point 7 days ago

ah good. So why would the recommend for the ram to be placed in A2 and B2 if A1 and B1 do the same?

Forum Topic "Does a 9600k require a AIO"

connor333 1 point 9 days ago

I just build with dark rock pro 4 and no issues with ram. Even if you use the taller ones you can adjust the fans accordingly. It's amazing how quiet this thing keeps the cpu under load. Just make sure to install on motherboard before putting into case so that it doesn't become a challenge installing.

Forum Topic "Help, my new built pc doesnt display it on monitor"

connor333 1 point 10 days ago

by the way, look up on youtube "pc build starts but no video," and that will help. It helped me.

Forum Topic "Question about the boost speeds of 8700k"

connor333 submitter 1 point 10 days ago

Good to know, thanks. I'll def be overclocking in the future but the boost alone is meeting all my needs for the next year or so.

Bradley42's Completed Build: First PC Build - Budget: $550

connor333 1 point 10 days ago

Don't blame you. I have a gpu that is making very minor coil whine and doing the same thing lol. Wife thinks i'm crazy but when you build your own pc in the end you want everythign to be perfect. Good job with build.

Forum Topic "Help, my new built pc doesnt display it on monitor"

connor333 1 point 10 days ago

what i meant by "sitting good," is that sometimes the PC case will have a couple of screw mounts already in, or the person working on computer puts some in by accident where holes aren't needed. Then when they rest motherboard on top they forget it's resting on said metal mounts because there's no holes to see them through. It can end up touching components underneath.

Did you try hooking up to motherboard driectly instead of GPU? Motherboard should have an hdmi input.

Bradley42's Completed Build: First PC Build - Budget: $550

connor333 3 points 10 days ago

I had a 970 for past 3 years and it's a good card! Too bad it's loud. Not sure if the promotion is still taking place but you can get an RX 580 with 2 free games (I believe division 2, Resident evil 2, and devil may cry) for about 186 bucks or so. So if those games are something you were going to buy anyways then it's like getting a new GPU for 66 bucks.

Forum Topic "Help, my new built pc doesnt display it on monitor"

connor333 1 point 10 days ago

So did it display screen before or is this the first time you turned it on with no screen?

I had the exact same thing happen to me with my build days ago. I wanted to puke after all the money I threw at it. In the end, I took off the CPU to discover that one of the tiny hair-like pins that the CPU lays on were bent and touching another pin. I took a magnifying glass and tweezers to move it and just like that everything worked just fine.

Other things to check first:

Ram in the correct slots? Try taking one ram out. Swap. See if that results in picture. Motherboard properly installed? The metal underneath not touching the metal case? CPU fan plugged in? (Mine would still work w/o fan, but I guess some work this way. Make sure GPU is in motherboard nice and tight. Remove GPU and plug into motherboard HDMI to see if that's the culprit.

That would be a start, good luck!

Forum Topic "1080ti boost clock question"

connor333 submitter 1 point 10 days ago

Ah, good read, and a 1070 can reach 1900MHz? That's impressive!

Forum Topic "Ever had a game freeze while playing?"

connor333 submitter 1 point 11 days ago

I was wearing headphones, from them. I meant to say it was like the game was on freeze and just looping that millisecond of sound. Only way I can describe it is like the days of having a cd that was badly scratched, you try to play it, and it gets stuck on a part.

Forum Topic "Ever had a game freeze while playing?"

connor333 submitter 1 point 11 days ago

yeah I checked the ram and such. I honestly don't feel confident in setting the RAM in bios to 3200. I may have done it correctly but I'm going to set it back to normal if it happens again.

I tried the "EZ overclock," and have it set to 4500, so while it's not an intense overclock, I'm suspicious of one button making an overclock. Just like how GeForce experience "optimizes," games for me but they run worse than when I manually config.

Will keep you posted. Hoping it's not anything serious.

Forum Topic "Ever had a game freeze while playing?"

connor333 submitter 1 point 11 days ago

sadly I have 1500 hours in the game lol, but first time I experienced this bug, and with a new build.

Forum Topic "Random freezing with computer"

connor333 1 point 11 days ago

any results? I had a freeze on my PC yesterday and I'm going to go into bios and put ram at stock

Forum Topic "i7 8700k vs i5 8600k with a 2080"

connor333 1 point 12 days ago

I was trying to decide the same thing, except for a 1080ti. I chose 8700k personally. You can't go wrong with either, but some games show significant difference with hyperthreading. But if you choose 8600k you'll still be in good shape!

Forum Topic "Clicking noise on latest pc build"

connor333 submitter 1 point 12 days ago

Thanks for replying, I forgot that I solved this. Seems like I simply needed to install the drivers. I was a little ambitious with stopping windows updates before I allowed it to download some necessary components.

ThoughtA's Build Guide: Great AMD Gaming Build

connor333 1 point 13 days ago

you'll need a freesync/gsync monitor as frame rate will fluctuate and has more lows with ryzen cpu's

Forum Topic "165fps monitor, getting 120 or so frames, yet CPU/GPU not maxed?"

connor333 submitter 1 point 14 days ago

The game will cap at 165 but will drop to 120 yet the CPU and GPU, neither one appears to be maxed. that's what I'm curious about.

Forum Topic "165fps monitor, getting 120 or so frames, yet CPU/GPU not maxed?"

connor333 submitter 1 point 14 days ago

absolutely.

Forum Topic "165fps monitor, getting 120 or so frames, yet CPU/GPU not maxed?"

connor333 submitter 1 point 14 days ago

Yeah, I'm not complaining, just if the game CAN get to 165 I'm wondering why it will only go to 120 or so when it looks like there's more juice to squeeze out of the GPU and CPU according to afterburner.

Forum Topic ""WARNING! ROM file information does not match system BIOS.""

connor333 submitter 1 point 15 days ago

much appreciated. If I brick my motherboard, is there a way to recover it. I need to research that before moving forward otherwise I'll be SOL.

Forum Topic ""WARNING! ROM file information does not match system BIOS.""

connor333 submitter 1 point 15 days ago

yes, exact place. thanks.

Forum Topic ""WARNING! ROM file information does not match system BIOS.""

connor333 submitter 1 point 15 days ago

yes, i meant to say asrock board. And the app I used says the same thing as when I download it from the website. Very bizarre, but I can go without the update i believe.

Forum Topic "Clicking noise on latest pc build"

connor333 submitter 1 point 15 days ago

yes, my bad

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