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About STRMfrmXMN

  • Title
    Getting what I want but not what I need
  • Birthday April 5

Profile Information

  • Gender
  • Location
    Portland, Oregon. Stop moving here, please.
  • Interests
    Plaid, Cars and Computers. Slight obsession with Zooey Deschanel.
  • Biography
    I have 3 dogs and cancer memes ლ( º ل͜ º ლ)


  • CPU
    AMD R7 1700X @ 3.9 GHz 1.34V
  • Motherboard
    Asus X370 Prime Pro
  • RAM
    Hynix (yuck) G.Skill 16GB Ripjaws V 3200 MHz @ 2933
  • 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)
    Asus VG248QE 144hz + Dell U2515H 1440P IPS 60Hz
  • Cooling
    Noctua D15S + color explosion of Noctua fans
  • Keyboard
    CM Storm Quickfire Rapid with Cherry MX Greens on custom extended mousemat <3 (plus Mercy Rez symbol for Esc key!)
  • Mouse
    Logitech G403 on custom extended mousemat
  • Sound
    Mayflower O2/ODAC-> Takstar Pro82 + JBL LSR305 + AKG K712s + Sennheiser CX 2.00i
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Edumacation Edition
  • PCPartPicker URL

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  1. 650W good for this build?

    That system will draw like 300W without OC and maybe 450W with a good amount of OC. 650W is already plenty.
  2. Upgrade PSU?

    The PC you have supports only a very specific proprietary Dell form-factor. 250W is enough for a 1050 Ti and i5 though.
  3. ahhhhhh


    I wish I had more time to reply to threads and PMs asking about PSUs but I just don't have the time these days it seems :/


    I love my job but it absolutely sucks all hours out of you, and it's like this regardless of what position you work at a car dealership. The hours suck and sometimes you get swamped out of nowhere, and sometimes you go four days without a single sale. For the last three days we sold one car. Then today comes along and I think we sold like 8 or something and I constantly needed to be somewhere. Somewhere in the last few days I drove a Maserati that needed front brakes, thousands of trucks, and a 16-year old Thunderbird with 10k miles. I don't remember what order these things happened in though because I feel like I just work, work, work and they all kinda melt together into one memory where I get by day-to-day on Zyrtec and about 2 gallons of water.


    Is this what being an adult is like? I feel like I'm not ready for this rollercoaster...

    1. Windows7ge


      My best friend is in a similar situation except it is a beer distribution facility and they're constantly short of help. He's had to pull double shifts (16 hour days) and averages almost 60 hours a week. Shit's brutal. I don't work as hard of hours but I'm still drained physically all the time and mentally half the time so yeah being an adult isn't great but I still think it beats the hell out of high school. At least I profit from this torture.

    2. DimasRMDO


      I think working in the automotive world is really stressful, my good friend owns a performance car repair shop. He always receive a call from people to have him build a custom exhaust for them, sometimes even an engine swap, ECU tuning, wiring, etc.. I mean, having to repair multiple cars while having a deadline (some are tight) can be really stressful. Really hard to ask him to go out, he doesn't seem to have much time to have fun. The only thing to keep him entertained is his phone, browsing social media.


      When I was working with cars (mostly rotary engines) I got stressed really easily, something could go wrong anytime but I couldn't have a rest since I needed to meet the deadline. I wanted to sleep but I couldn't, simply because I was too stressed. My friends asked me to go out but I refused, I wanted to go out but I'd be more burdened with work.


      Life is getting harder and harder, we went to school, studied a lot of things, then work, work, and work. Then retire, but I don't think I can do much by then since I might be too old.


      Reminds me of this.... Don't take it too far though, it's just a hasty generalization.



  4. PSU Tier List Updated

    It mentions in the article that the units were given to them by the manufacturers, so I'd err on the side of caution with this one.
  5. What "reputable company" is the PSU? EVGA is generally considered a good company but they also have crap units like all the rest. If the unit were refurb'd in-house like Corsair does it, then sure, I'd go for it. If I don't know who refurb'd it then I'd be a little worried. I'd want a warranty to come with the unit, at the very least.
  6. Help With PSU

    Specsheet looks good. Just keep in mind that, during your Windows install, you'll want to do every step manually to ensure you install Windows on the SSD and not on the HDD.
  7. Cooler master vs seasonic PSU

    They're both going to be much quieter than your AIO pump so it doesn't really matter. If it saves you money, you can run that system comfortably on an 850W unit, if you desire.

    Yes, but rather than worry about it I would just not use it.
  9. Does 550w psu enough for this spec?

    That PSU is fine, however you shouldn't buy an AIO. You can get a way better air cooler for less. Also please do not attempt to overclock your CPU on that motherboard, especially with an AIO that allows for zero airflow over the shitty VRM on that MSI board.

    A 1600 at that voltage and a 290 I would expect about 400-450W under load.

    None of those are good. The cheapest unit you should be looking at, especially considering you can afford an octa-core CPU and an RX 580, should be something like a Corsair CX450/CX450M or Cooler Master MasterWatt.
  12. PSU die

    I don't even need to read the rest of the thread to tell you that, whatever problems you're having: this craptastic unit is the source of them. You say it died? I'm not shocked. It was a cheap-as-chips unit when it was new and it very much has not aged well. Do you need a new PSU? Check out the PSU tier list in my signature and go for something at least tier 3.
  13. I'm guessing your used something like a Kill-A-Watt to measure that? Remember you have to subtract a decent amount from what it tells you because of efficiency. A Kill-A-Watt reads that my system draws about 370W under load, however if you do some napkin math for my PSU, the system draws 330W or so from the unit itself.

    You shouldn't be running a dGPU or an octacore CPU on that unit at all, lol. An overclock is like putting that PSU into an oven while doing it's job to the best of its ability.
  15. Recommended PSU for 1-2 of my builds?

    Not really. If your system had no dGPU or something then sure, but not for this system. The cheapest PSU you should get is a Cooler Master MasterWatt or Corsair CX450/CX450M, bar none.