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About STRMfrmXMN

  • Title
    PM me if you want a Santa hat avatar
  • Birthday April 5


  • CPU
    AMD R7 1700X @ 3.7GHz at 1.2V
  • Motherboard
    Asus B350-F Strix
  • RAM
    G.Skill 16GB Ripjaws V 3200 MHz @ 3066 MHz 1.38V
  • GPU
    EVGA GTX 970 + 160 MHz core, + 400 mem
  • Case
    NZXT S340 Black
  • Storage
    Samsung 850 EVO 250GB (Windows) + OCZ Arc 100 120GB (Storage)
  • PSU
    EVGA 550GS
  • Display(s)
    24" Asus VG248QE 144hz + Dell U2515H 1440P IPS 60Hz
  • Cooling
    Cryorig H7 + color explosion of Noctua fans
  • Keyboard
    CM Storm Quickfire Rapid with Cherry MX Greens on Perixx extended mousemat <3 (plus Mercy Rez symbol for Esc key!)
  • Mouse
    Logitech G602 on Perixx extended mousemat
  • Sound
    Mayflower O2/ODAC-> NVX XPT100+ JBL LSR305 + Sennheiser CX 2.00i + AKG K712s
  • Operating System
    Windows 10

Profile Information

  • Gender
  • Location
    Portland, Oregon. Stop moving here, please.
  • Interests
    Plaid, Cars and Computers. Slight obsession with Zooey Deschanel. I am a support main in Overwatch currently at 3000 SR if you wanna play. Am god Ana.
  • Biography
    I have 3 dogs and cancer memes ლ( º ل͜ º ლ)

Contact Methods

  • Steam
  • Battle.net

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  1. PSU for Workstation

    For two Titan X's and an 1800X I'd personally put a 1000W in my system, but that's just me. If you don't OC anything then a 750W PSU should be fine.
  2. need help with power supply

    Under $50? Good luck with that. What are you powering? A CX550 is fairly quiet but that's not it's focus.
  3. PLatinum vs titanium

    None of these are relevant to OP's question lmao Titanium is a very strong metal and thus probably why it's the highest unit rating Ecova uses. You could always email their support though and ask for the memes.
  4. Power supply help required.

    Before we even get into the PSU market - can you buy hardware used where you're located? 4GB of RAM will get you nowhere today and an i3 is outclassed by a Ryzen 3. Perhaps you can find a used 4690K or something like that. Anyways, for that price point for your PSU I can tell you nothing is worth your time. It barely affords you a Corsair VS. You'd honestly be better off waiting a couple paychecks and getting the system later. That or you could buy your base platform now (again, used 4690K), run the system off the iGPU until you can afford your graphics card, and then get the GPU later. There are no good PSUs in your price range at all on any of those stores. Perhaps get a Corsair CS550M for about 10000 PKR and hold off on the GPU until you can afford it.
  5. should i use this power supply?

    Yes, it does need to be good if you want it to power the PC reliably. In this day and age, when you can very often find a CX450/M for $25 after a mail-in-rebate, there's literally no reason to buy anything else for under $50.
  6. Crappy Power Supply, Will it work?

    Oh god no. Going from one pile of garbage to another. Please, just pack your lunch for another week and get a CX450M.
  7. Kingwin 610W PSU. There's your problem. No PSU worth its salt would be advertised for 610W.
  8. How old is the house you're in, by chance? Might it have been wired improperly? I'm not an electrician but the fact that plugging your PSU in elsewhere makes your system run better is a sign you need to call up someone who knows what they're doing to see what's up with that. Yes, the Masterwatt Lite is not a great PSU but I don't think that's really the problem. That said, if you want a better PSU then something like a TX550M for 42 after a discount (damn that's a good deal!) https://pcpartpicker.com/product/dDH48d/corsair-txm-gold-550w-80-gold-certified-semi-modular-atx-power-supply-cp-9020133-na
  9. PSU Tier List Updated

    Kinda did with "higher wattage" and "lower wattage" but I'll point that out.
  10. Can DDR5 graphic card work in DDR3 motherboard?

    Uhhhh yes Any PCIe GPU will work in any motherboard that has a PCIe X16 slot.
  11. New BIOS on my B350 Strix seems really, really good. Before, to get 3.7GHz steady I needed about 1.3V. Now, on the new update I only need.... ahem, 1.2V.... for 3.7GHz....


    Perhaps I won the silicon lottery but didn't know it because the old BIOS negative voltage offset didn't work properly..? I dunno, but these temperatures are very, very nice! This is after about 10 Cinebench runs. Can't seem to get the system to crash and HWInfo64 shows a 1.201V Vcore under load.


    EDIT: Here's all the good news in a Userbenchmark run (later failed to POST with this RAM OC). Everything performing above expectations :D


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    2. bear-in-the-air


      they seem to take it fine (so far) and I have one of the best air coolers on the market and run testbench style so temps aren't really an issue

    3. STRMfrmXMN


      Well, OK, so new BIOS seems to actually let my memory hit 3200 MHz now :D


      Requires 1.38V and to disable Gear Down mode but wow, I love this new BIOS.

    4. STRMfrmXMN


      Lol nvm, it managed to boot the one time I ran UB. I decided to reboot the PC to see if it would work and it failed to POST, so back to 3066 we go.

  12. Crappy Power Supply, Will it work?

    lmao you're running a Thermi GPU and a crappy PSU? Call me back after your house goes Austin Evans on you
  13. If there's something wrong with the fan then just RMA it. It's a good PSU.
  14. Can My PSU Handle This GPU Upgrade?

    I think you a word
  15. Can My PSU Handle This GPU Upgrade?

    They'll restart if they get too hot though. Not the end of the world.