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  2. Well, hope this helps others. I went thru the checklist, but did not reseat the CPU - too risky, from my perspective. My Seasonic Focus+ 550 lacks two cables that the 650 and higher models have: a second 8-pin to 2 x 4-pin CPU cable, and a second 4-connector SATA cable. I ordered both, because the existing 2- and 4-connector SATA cables might not reach everywhere I need them to. Cables from BTOSinte.com are approved by Seasonic; generic cables will void the PSU warranty. Cost of cables: $5 for SATA and $5.35 for CPU. Do NOT order the 4-pin to 4-pin, which is for older units and only saves a buck or so, anyhow. I upped the $6.60 shipping to $8.90 for priority mail, not clearly a win, but I did get USPS's confusing tracking. The system boots with the two 2 x 4-pin cables!!! (On one use only the one 4-pin connector that fits.) Conclusion: for an X570 mobo, be sure you have at two 8-pin to 2 x 4-pin cables, in addition to the usual 24-pin power. Most mobos only require three of the four 4-pin connectors, but the highest-end mobos use them all. Be smarter than me, and get a PSU with sufficient connectors in the first place! I took too much for granted.
  3. Alexander Underwood

    PayPal under 18?

    Thanks for the response! I had already been sceptical to lie due to PayPal being a service that processes payments etc. Not to worry, I have figured a way around this dilemma and have asked my mother to use her name and accept the agreement. I believe most of the issue around PayPal and their age limit is due to the use of CC's which of course can end up in debt etc. Many thanks again , Lex
  4. Vilsf173

    Help me please

    Thank you
  5. intelisfornoobs

    Mid Teir $1500 PC with monitor.

    Component Selection Base Promo Shipping Tax Price Where CPU AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor $197.75 FREE $197.75 Buy Motherboard Gigabyte X570 AORUS ELITE ATX AM4 Motherboard $199.99 $199.99 Buy Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $74.99 $74.99 Buy Storage Seagate FireCuda 1 TB 2.5" 5400RPM Hybrid Internal Hard Drive $59.89 FREE $59.89 Buy Storage Kingston A400 120 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $21.99 $5.49 $27.48 Buy Video Card Asus Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB Video Card $409.99 $409.99 Buy Case Cooler Master MasterBox Lite 5 ATX Mid Tower Case $49.99 FREE $49.99 Buy Power Supply Corsair CXM 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply $89.87 -$20.00 1 FREE $69.87 Buy Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $109.89 -$10.00 2 FREE $99.89 Buy Monitor Acer VG271U Pbmiipx 27.0" 2560x1440 144 Hz Monitor $379.99 FREE $379.99 Buy Base Total: $1594.34 Mail-in Rebates: -$30.00 Shipping: $5.49 Total: $1569.83
  6. Hi from the UKI've had my gaming PC for going on 6 years now I've tinkered with it here and there but done nothing special to (other than water cooled the cpu). I'm ready to start upgrading it and I have a few questions regarding my current build and future project.1: Can you tell me (honest truth please) what you think about my setup and where I might be having my biggest issues in regards to fps while gaming (main games are "escape from tarkov", "arma 3", "world war z", any "Call of Duty", "scum", "Apex" and basically whatever I fancy at the time)ASUS M5A97-LE R2.0 - Socket AM3+ - AMD 970 - ATX - MotherboardAMD FX 4350 - 4.2 GHz - Socket AM3+ (not overclocked)Power Color - Red Dragon - Radeon RX580CORSAIR CX600 80 PLUS Bronze PC Power supply - 600 W (CP-9020048-EU)SAMSUNG 840 EVO MZ-7TE250 - Solid state drive - 250 GB - internal - 2.5"2x1tb WD Blue hdd1x250gb hdd (about 20 years old and still kicking)kraken 280mm radiatorG-Skill 8GB (4x4gb) Ripjaws X DDR3 2133 Dual Kit - bluewindows 10gpu used to be a SAPPHIRE TECHNOLOGY R9 280X OC until it went KABLAMMO and died on me.2: What would you recommend I buy to upgrade my experience in gaming. C. If I were to do a whole new build what would you recommend with a budget of around £1500 for my internal components4. thanks?ThanksKieran
  7. Really? How so? I doubt motherboard manufacturers spend much time on, rather they just pop it on, done.
  8. Chett_Manly

    Honey Extension - Does it ever feel unethical to you?

    I think its mainly where you can use it. Like its awful for Amazon, always trying to make me buy through 3rd parties. And a lot of other big retailers. Beyond the ridiculous $20 per order savings on my Groceries, I've not gotten anything great out of it beyond a 30% off coupon I used on a clothing site. All told its saved me about $80 in 3 weeks. If this Safeway thing continues on, it may make me $1000 by next year.
  9. wasab

    Best OS for Old PC

    Stay away from all modern day operating system.
  10. Dan Castellaneta

    PayPal under 18?

    Fuck, sorry. Try to arrange something with your mom where her card is used but you can pay her back maybe by transferring money to her account or something.
  11. Ru66ian

    Minecraft Server

    They Don't, My bad it was a typo
  12. If the games you play don't have issues, just wait till they do. All of my games have issues aside from pubg. Sold the 4790k because it performed the same but somewhat playable. New gsync updates helped.
  13. Adsome2007

    Sp120 rgb pro

    I have i Corsair sp120 rgb pro and it has 2 cables one which goes into the hub and another 3 pin cable what is the three pin cable for is it a 3 pin fan cable
  14. Stylized_Violence

    Prebuilt Laptop Keyboard/Touchpad Issues

    I bought a refurbished laptop for my wife for going back to school several months back. The machine seemed to work fine except lately it's been having some issues when it comes to its keyboard and touchpad. If I had to describe it in just a few words, I'd say it 'spazzes out' when you try and type or click somewhere. Specifically, if a browser or Word document is open and you try and type some of the keys won't register at all. When they do, it seems like they're mapped to some sort of shortcut as random areas of the screen will act like they were selected, kind of like how you can hit Alt in Word and it'll highlight the menu. Sometimes the keys will register their actual strokes. The windows icon won't bring up the start menu and Control + Alt + Delete doesn't work. The same key won't do the same thing twice, like if I hit 'C" and it randomly opens a menu option, hitting 'C' again doesn't give the same effect. Combined, this makes more a VERY frustrating ordeal. For the touchpad, double tapping on an icon opens up its properties instead of launching it, like Chrome or Word. The context menu (right clicking) goes away the instant I click it. If I click inside a text box to type something, it'll instantly 'click off' it and my cursor will disappear. I attempted to access her school email through a link on their homepage (it's meant to open up Outlook), however it DOWNLOADS an .htm file that simply named 'authorize' and doesn't open anything! If I don't do anything inside a browser, I can see the menu bar at the top gray in and out as if being selected and deselected. This all seems like some kind of Malware, but I've scanned both online and offline and nothing. I've reset the PC, restarted and updated to the very latest Windows version (except 1903, I hear they're too many issues right now). As far as I know, nothing has been spilled or gotten under the keys. And the icing on the cake? It doesn't do it all the time, just randomly. Anyone have any idea would could be causing it to lose its mind? HP x360 Pavilion 8GB RAM 256GB SSD Core i5 8250U Windows 10 x64
  15. Didnt pull a linus I did a dumb move and hooked a power cable backwards cause it fit Killed a 4 tb and 3tb dead Still cant get a extension cable anywhere
  16. intelisfornoobs

    Mid Teir $1500 PC with monitor.

    https://gpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Nvidia-GTX-1660-Ti-vs-AMD-RX-5700-XT/4037vs4045 Yes, I looked at this before and got it wrong, the RX 5700 it is a lot better. Is $100 extra worth it tho? The display I chose is freesync tho so...
  17. Alexander Underwood

    PayPal under 18?

    Great! I had been under the impression that the card holders name and the name of the account had to match. I suppose the only part where my parents consent is required is the part where you must agree to their terms of service etc. Many thanks, Lex
  18. Kisai

    PayPal under 18?

    Absolutely not, because Paypal (and eBay, and any other company that talks to Lexisnexis) keep track of this information forever. So if you're willing to violate the ToS, you have no repercussions should you need to file a PayPal dispute because they will ask for ID and tax information. If you are under 18, get the person who is legally responsible for you to sign up and do what you ask, they will be held responsible for anything done in their name by you, but that's the only real way you can do this. And I need to repeat. DO NOT GIVE FAKE INFORMATION TO ANY COMPANY YOU HAVE A FINANCIAL OR LEGAL RELATIONSHIP WITH. It's fine to lie to facebook, tinder, tumblr, twitter, google, etc, as long as you are not forming a financial or legal relationship with them. However doing so to dodge an age gate is guaranteed to get your account banned for life. And no, you can't make another one. Trust me on this one, I've seen how the paypal sausage is made.
  19. Princess Luna

    PayPal under 18?

    What are you trying to accomplish? Send money to someone at a different country? We still have Western Union for that don't we? I think.
  20. Dan Castellaneta

    PayPal under 18?

    Probably. As I said, just make sure that your parents are alright with it and once you're 18, you can legally create your own account. Please ignore this as my reading skills suck.
  21. "Real-world usage" as in I guess.. Regardless of what benchmarks and specs say in theory, how does it ACTUALLY perform when using it? And despite how great the N3700 SHOULD be for a low-cost low power consumption laptop in the equation, it still just feels sluggish. Like even opening a new tab and quickly going to Google feels slower on this thing than my old laptop from 2007. Granted, it's totally fine even on that old thing (so long as you don't cap out the RAM). And like I said, I figure at a point, your CPU isn't going to speed up Windows anymore and it's going to start to come down to storage speed, things like that. But it just happens to be noticeable with this laptop, which is why the whole thing perplexes me to be honest. I'll probably be upgrading to something better that doesn't sacrifice battery life sooner rather than later, though so I guess it's not the most relevant thing ever. But I was still curious about the whole thing.
  22. think its more, about 100 million
  23. Alexander Underwood

    PayPal under 18?

    Is it possible to make the account under my mothers name and use my card? Of course with permission Lex.
  24. bcuz

    To buy or not to buy: Valve Index VR

    I've got a thunderbolt 3 port and an adapter from tb3 to display port 1.4. Nice travel hack! I'll have to try that out.
  25. Only defaultuser0 appears, with password I don´t know what to do, i try : net user administrator /active:yes but it says that auser don´t exist using virtualbox, and ISO is from Microsoft site
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