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Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need help with Dream Build for Data Visualization/VR Lab at University"

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i9-9900K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor $529.89 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Thermaltake - Floe Riing RGB 360 TT Premium Edition 42.34 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $174.00 @ Amazon
Motherboard MSI - MEG Z390 GODLIKE EATX LGA1151 Motherboard $565.39 @ B&H
Memory G.Skill - Trident Z RGB 64 GB (4 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory $1016.83 @ Amazon
Storage Samsung - 970 Evo 2 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $497.99 @ B&H
Storage Seagate - IronWolf Pro 14 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $569.99 @ Newegg
Case Lian-Li - PC-O11 Dynamic (Black) ATX Full Tower Case $142.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA - SuperNOVA T2 1000 W 80+ Titanium Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $268.99 @ SuperBiiz
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Pro OEM 64-bit $139.89 @ OutletPC
Sound Card Creative Labs - Sound Blaster Audigy Rx 24-bit 192 kHz Sound Card $59.89 @ OutletPC
Wired Network Adapter Intel - EXPI9301CT PCI-Express x1 1000 Mbit/s Network Adapter $34.89 @ OutletPC
Wireless Network Adapter Gigabyte - GC-WB867D-I PCI-Express x1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter $33.64 @ OutletPC
Case Fan Corsair - LL120RGB LED (Three Fans With Lighting Node PRO) 43.25 CFM 120mm Fans $101.98 @ OutletPC
Case Fan Corsair - LL120RGB LED (Three Fans With Lighting Node PRO) 43.25 CFM 120mm Fans $101.98 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $4248.33
Mail-in rebates -$10.00
Total $4238.33
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-03-11 15:49 EDT-0400

This will give you plenty of power. Lots of headroom for overclocking and a ton of RGB. Have fun!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Cheapest HTPC that can watch 4k movies"

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

As I said up above, the cheapest you can get without going the bare minimum. I'm in the US.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Cheapest HTPC that can watch 4k movies"

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

No, I will have something else to read drives. It is for solid media playback.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Looking to build a budget (~$800, but less would be even better) black PC"

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i5-8400 2.8 GHz 6-Core Processor $184.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI - H370M BAZOOKA Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $83.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill - Aegis 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $84.99 @ Newegg
Storage Kingston - A400 480 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $59.99 @ Walmart
Video Card MSI - Radeon RX 580 8 GB ARMOR OC Video Card $214.99 @ Newegg
Case NZXT - H500 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $69.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair - CXM 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $39.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $98.89 @ OutletPC
Wireless Network Adapter TP-Link - Archer T2U USB 2.0 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter $17.99 @ B&H
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $910.70
Mail-in rebates -$55.00
Total $855.70
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-02-07 15:44 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Done building, computer doesn't boot"

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

No, once you get up into 75 or 80 degrees then you should start getting a little worried. 70C is probably fine if you have a decent cooler.

As for your GPU, that can go a little higher, probably around 85 until you should start worrying.

If you do want to be safe, clean off the thermal paste off the cooler and the CPU, and reapply it with a pea-sized drop directly in the center.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Do i need to reinstall windows after an upgrade ?"

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

He can just use a KMS key. So far it's worked well for me.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "RAID or Not To RAID?"

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok, so use the m2 for boot and apps, and do the 12TB drives in RAID 10, then. Don't use the m.2 for RAID, as this will slow down the speed of it (HDDs are much slower than NVMe).

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Monitor stuttering ;("

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

Go into GeForce experience and try to update your driver. It also could be your monitor, do you have another one to test with?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Do i need to reinstall windows after an upgrade ?"

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

He can just use a KMS key from windows...

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Monitor stuttering ;("

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Try updating your drivers. That can be an issue sometimes.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Do i need to reinstall windows after an upgrade ?"

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

No, you won't have to reinstall it. If you want to upgrade you'll have to get the media creation tool and upgrade the pc.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "RAID or Not To RAID?"

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

Yes. Raid is going to be good unless you have an m.2 ssd. Do it in a RAID 10, as this will stripe with parity and also mirror, making faster speed, easier restoration if drives are lost, and distribute data across the drives (a bit hard to explain, it doesn't copy all the data on all drives).

Comment reply on Forum Topic "PC crashing after playing games"

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Doesn't matter, CPU's can be faulty right out of the box. All parts can be. Just try to check temps.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "PC crashing after playing games"

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Check your temps under load. It might be that the CPU is heating which is causing it to shut down.

Voltages to post: CPU Vcore RAM Voltage: GPU Voltage:

Comment reply on Forum Topic "PC crashing after playing games"

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok... Check voltages with Open Hardware Monitor to make sure that they're stable. Post them here.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "PC crashing after playing games"

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, try enabling XMP.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "PC crashing after playing games"

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Have you updated your drivers to the latest GPU drivers?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Pc restarts"

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Try resetting your CMOS.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Build for daughter - Help"

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

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Comment reply on Forum Topic "Home office build"

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

I was reading the use and right next to it, it said: Use (gaming, rendering, etc) so I just thought that's what he was using it for.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Build for daughter - Help"

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, have you never seen any of the admins here tell someone that?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Build for daughter - Help"

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Aaaaand... there we go. That's why you don't mention stuff like that. Cuz Inigo Montoya's gonna bust you

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Unresponsive custom PC build"

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Hmmm.... they should only spin when the PC first boots up, like when you press the power button. That should be it. Otherwise, they won't spin until something is using it. Try updating the driver.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Second monitor not displaying"

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

No, even with two on the same graphics card, you might have to do it. Just try it...

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Home office build"

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point
  1. Yeah, but for gaming and rendering, and upcoming games that they might want to play.
  2. Yeah, should have gone for something better.
  3. Just wanted to go cheaper on the monitors to maximize system performance

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Help with vintage PC PLEASE HELP READ ME NOOB QUESTION"

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok in that case, boot off the USB, then you can see all the drives connected and the files on them.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Build for daughter - Help"

  • 12 months ago
  • -1 points

That's an illegal way to buy a Windows 10 key...

Comment reply on Forum Topic "CS:GK runs on 20 frames per second"

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

No, some bios settings force integrated graphics. They'll need to turn it to PCI/PCIE.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "This is getting ridiculous... system board won't POST"

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

You most likely don't have a speaker on the motherboard or with the front panel headers. So, try replacing your RAM. That is often a major problem. The CPU is almost never the problem.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Help with vintage PC PLEASE HELP READ ME NOOB QUESTION"

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Format a USB stick, download Windows 10 media creation tool, run it and install the files on the USB stick. Plug the USB stick into the computer, then go into your bios on the non-working computer and change the boot order so that it will boot from the USB stick first. Also, set the primary boot device to USB-HDD or FDD just in case. After you have booted up windows, move the OS to the HDD or SSD with something like EaseUS partition master. Then change the boot order back to the HDD or SSD, and boot from there.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Disk Usage randomly shooting to 70-100% on idle"

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point
  1. Disable Superfetch: Press the keys Win+R and type services.msc. Scroll down until you find superfetch and right click on it. Click properties, then change it from manual or automatic to disabled.

  2. Disable Windows Search: Use the instructions above to disable Windows Search.

  3. Reboot your system.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What happens if you try to use an incompatible CPU"

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point
  1. Yes, the B350 motherboards are not compatible but the B450's have a bios update for the Raven Ridge CPUs. So it will work.

  2. The system will work.

  3. If you put an incompatible CPU in, it will boot and make constant high then low frequency beeps. That is the POST error code for a faulty CPU. It is the PSU probably, since nothing else seems to be working.

Unplug your motherboard power header, the one with 20 or 24 pins. Flatten a paper clip and bend it in half. Put one end of the paper clip in the slot with the green wire, and the other end into an adjacent slot with a black wire. Plug in the PSU and turn it on. If the PSU fans don't spin, you have a faulty PSU. If they do, you still should look at getting a new one as it might not be providing power to the rest of the system.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Help with vintage PC PLEASE HELP READ ME NOOB QUESTION"

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

What he means is: Sometimes even if you have a disk drive, the OS might be corrupt, faulty, or might not be readable by the system. So try booting from a USB drive instead.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Having trouble with games"

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Try to find some setting for your games and NVIDIA driver about using the GPU for 3D games/rendering. It might be using the CPU. Either that, or turn down the settings of the game.

If none of those work, or you don't like the settings, press CTRL+Shift+ESC to open up task manager, and end background tasks from other apps that you've opened.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "PC won’t turn on, fans are revving and then turn off and repeats."

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah.... I had this problem when I accidentally unplugged a SATA cable from the motherboard. Turns out it was a faulty motherboard, BUT, try resetting your CMOS first. If that doesn't work, it's most likely your motherboard. That will go bad before the CPU will. Try replacing it, and if it doesn't work then return it and get a new CPU.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Unresponsive custom PC build"

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

No. Fans on the GPU are off unless it needs cooling, like if you're playing games or GPU rendering, etc. The computer will not freeze up, but if the fans aren't spinning and the GPU overheats, then yes, the computer will shut down.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Home office build"

  • 12 months ago
  • 0 points

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i3-8100 3.6 GHz Quad-Core Processor £110.97 @ CCL Computers
Motherboard ASRock - H310M-HDV Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard £50.72 @ CCL Computers
Memory G.Skill - NT Series 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-2133 Memory £49.19 @ Amazon UK
Storage PNY - CS900 120 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive £17.51 @ CCL Computers
Storage Western Digital - Blue 500 GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £30.00 @ Amazon UK
Video Card Gigabyte - Radeon RX 560 - 1024 4 GB GAMING OC rev 2.0 Video Card £134.99 @ Ebuyer
Case Deepcool - Frame MicroATX Mid Tower Case £25.74 @ Amazon UK
Power Supply XFX - XT 500 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply £35.93 @ CCL Computers
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit £94.98 @ Aria PC
Wireless Network Adapter TP-Link - TL-WN881ND PCI-Express x1 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi Adapter £11.99 @ Amazon UK
Monitor AOC - E2270SWHN 21.5" 1920x1080 60 Hz Monitor £68.24 @ PC World Business
Monitor AOC - E2270SWHN 21.5" 1920x1080 60 Hz Monitor £68.24 @ PC World Business
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £698.50
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-01-27 19:13 GMT+0000

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Unresponsive PC build"

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok, try booting into safe mode with command prompt and type the following: chkdsk /f /r /x, then press y to confirm the disk check. Let it run for a while. It will take a long time depending on how many files you have. Expect at least an hour or so.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "£1000 Gaming pc"

  • 12 months ago
  • 0 points

UPDATED:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i5-8400 2.8 GHz 6-Core Processor £177.97 @ Laptops Direct
Motherboard MSI - B360 GAMING PLUS ATX LGA1151 Motherboard £89.23 @ Box Limited
Memory G.Skill - NT Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-2133 Memory £86.39 @ Amazon UK
Storage Team - T-FORCE DELTA RGB 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive -
Video Card MSI - GeForce RTX 2070 8 GB VENTUS Video Card £459.98 @ Ebuyer
Case NZXT - H500 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case £69.95 @ AWD-IT
Power Supply EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply £108.48 @ Ebuyer
Wireless Network Adapter Gigabyte - GC-WB867D-I PCI-Express x1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter -
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £992.00
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-01-27 19:00 GMT+0000

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Build for daughter - Help"

  • 12 months ago
  • -1 points

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i5-8400 2.8 GHz 6-Core Processor $193.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI - H370M BAZOOKA Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $83.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $69.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Team - L5 LITE 3D 240 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $31.49 @ Newegg Business
Video Card MSI - Radeon RX 580 8 GB ARMOR OC Video Card $255.76 @ Amazon
Case Rosewill - FBM-X1 MicroATX Mini Tower Case $26.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair - CXM 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $39.99 @ Newegg
Wireless Network Adapter TP-Link - Archer T2U USB 2.0 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter $17.99 @ Newegg Business
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Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $777.33
Mail-in rebates -$30.00
Total $747.33
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-01-27 13:53 EST-0500

I actually had a part list with the RX 580 8GB, so here you go.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Video Rendering/Gaming Rig"

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Huh... I tried searching it up the other night and it said dual channel... I do not know what I was looking at then. But if you're buying that one, then yes, definitely go with 4 sticks.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "£1000 Gaming pc"

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

The cooler will be fine. Yes, I realize that, but I don't know how to convert it to GBP.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "£1000 Gaming pc"

  • 12 months ago
  • -1 points

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i7-8700K 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor $359.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler ARCTIC - Alpine 11 GT Rev 2 28.6 CFM Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler $10.49 @ Amazon
Motherboard MSI - Z370-A PRO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $109.39 @ OutletPC
Memory G.Skill - NT Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $84.99 @ Newegg
Storage Team - T-FORCE DELTA RGB 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive $94.99 @ Newegg Business
Video Card MSI - GeForce RTX 2070 8 GB Video Card $479.99 @ Newegg
Case NZXT - H500 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $69.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $79.99 @ B&H
Wireless Network Adapter Gigabyte - GC-WB867D-I PCI-Express x1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter $36.29 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1381.11
Mail-in rebates -$55.00
Total $1326.11
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-01-27 02:34 EST-0500

1000 GBP is around 1320 USD

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Video Rendering/Gaming Rig"

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok. Yes, quad channel motherboards are very hard to come by, and yours isn't a quad channel, it's dual channel so there will be a performance hit if you fill all four RAM slots. Good to know about the monitors.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$300 budget parts, are they good?"

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

You know that's not a complete system at all and won't run, right? You'll need a PSU, SSD/HDD, and a case (if you don't want to have parts everywhere).

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Video Rendering/Gaming Rig"

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point
  1. Try to go with 2x16 instead of 4x8, it's not as big of a deal on Intel but the dual channel with 2 slots filled is almost always the best.
  2. Try to get two monitors of the same model. It will make setup and use a lot easier.

Otherwise, looks fine to me! Have fun building it. That's gonna be a beast of a PC.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Second monitor not displaying"

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Yup, it will not work by default. There is a bios setting for the ASRock B450 Pro4 somewhere (you'll have to find it, so dig around in the bios) for dual monitor support or multi monitor support. It is set to disabled by default, so you'll have to enable it.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "£1000 Gaming pc"

  • 12 months ago
  • 0 points

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i5-8400 2.8 GHz 6-Core Processor $193.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI - B360 GAMING PLUS ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $89.92 @ OutletPC
Memory G.Skill - NT Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $84.99 @ Newegg
Storage Team - T-FORCE DELTA RGB 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive $94.99 @ Newegg Business
Video Card MSI - GeForce RTX 2070 8 GB Video Card $479.99 @ Newegg
Case NZXT - H500 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $69.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $79.99 @ B&H
Wireless Network Adapter Gigabyte - GC-WB867D-I PCI-Express x1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter $36.29 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1175.05
Mail-in rebates -$45.00
Total $1130.05
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-01-26 23:17 EST-0500

Intel is better than AMD for gaming, so I went with the all-popular i5-8400 paired with an RTX 2070 from MSI. A fast 1TB SSD will ensure fast boot times and application times, and the 16GB of RAM will be great for today's tasks.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Unresponsive PC build"

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Look at this: https://www.windowscentral.com/windows-10-anniversary-update-keeps-freezing-heres-how-fix-problem

I just searched up "windows freezes after logging in" and there are a lot of results. Try some of them. Maybe it'll fix your problem.

It's most likely not your hardware, as everything boots normally. Everything is compatible and you're getting enough power through... So try the link and the search above and LMK what happens after!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Best and smartest $700 School/ Gaming pc × 2"

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Definitely agreed. Also, he should have put an ATX mobo or a mATX case.

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