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About nicolas2465

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  • Birthday 1995-02-21

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  • Gender
  • Location
    Ontario, Canada


  • CPU
    Intel Core i7-8700K
  • Motherboard
    MSI MPG z390 Pro Carbon
  • RAM
    G.Skill Trident Z RGB 3200 mhz
  • GPU
    Asus Strix RTX 2060
  • Case
    NZXT H500
  • Storage
    1TB Crucial NVME SSD M.2 Boot, Kingston 2.5" 500gb SSD
  • PSU
    Corsair RM550W
  • Display(s)
    Dell S2340M 23" 1080P IPS Display
  • Cooling
    Be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4
  • Keyboard
    Razer Blackwidow Chroma V2 mechanical
  • Mouse
    Razer Naga Trinity
  • Sound
    Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro 250ohm
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro 64

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  1. Hey, I saw those but where does the end that doesn't go into the SSD go? My power supply doesn't have that 15 pin connector on it as shown in the picture. Or do I need an adapter for that end too to connect to the psu via 6 pin?
  2. Hi guys, my sata power cables connect from my power supply (corsair rm550x) via a 6 pin type 4 cable to my SSDs. However my power supply only included long cables with angled power connectors (picture attached, I don't know what this type of connector is called aside from just sata power?). Since my SSDs are at the back of my case, it would be easier to connect them with power with simpy straight sata cables straight from my power supply instead of the long ones with several connectors that are angled. Apologies but my googling skills seem to suck and I can't find exactly what I need. Do you have any suggestions for this type of setup?
  3. That's a good recommendation. Do you know if there's a way to paint that red off though? God I hate that red "dragon" gaming look these monitors have. At that price point I'd consider the TUF gsync from Asus.. I hate to sound so picky but aesthetics do kind of matter to me haha
  4. My bad, I forgot to update that I have a 2070 now. And I saw some posts saying the BenQ worked with freesync with nvidia cards (with now nvidia allowing it).
  5. Hi, I am looking for a 1440p, IPS, freesync (G-sync compatible) monitor. Here are the best two I found so far : https://www.amazon.ca/Gaming-VG27AQ-G-SYNC-Monitor-155Hz/dp/B07WQ4FXY9/ref=pd_rhf_ee_p_img_3?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=8ST89D4FRKKYVTH8E3K4 and: https://www.amazon.ca/BenQ-EX2780Q-Gaming-Monitor-DCI-P3/dp/B07X51X3CB/ref=pd_rhf_ee_p_img_2?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=8ST89D4FRKKYVTH8E3K4 Honestly, I'm really torn. On one hand, the BenQ to me looks nicer, and has speakers (in case I buy a PS5), but it's also more expensive and only tilts. And I'm wondering if anyone has any experience with either of these two or have any reasons why one would be better? Hard decision.
  6. Hi guys, I upgraded my PC a little bit ago last year and I have an RTX 2060. I play games like WoW, Witcher 3, Overwatch, and usually stick to games like that. I was wondering what you'd recommend for a new monitor. I don't really want to go for a g-sync display because they're expensive as hell, and from what I gather a freesync monitor that's approved by Nvidia would do the same job? I'm guessing I should go at least 120hz, but not sure if 1440p is in the cards? What do you think? Should I go 1080p 144, 1440p 120, etc... And I'm finding it quite hard to find freesync monitors that work with nvidia cards.. unless you look at the list of approved monitors on the Nvidia page but it has no links or pictures or anything so you don't even know what years model it is and such. Thanks
  7. Hi, I am using an i7-8700K and recently swapped between and Asus and an MSI motherboard. The asus was a z370-a and the msi a z390 pro carbon. I found that the MSI is giving me problems with static and stuff in the audio, however it's sound is much more powerful when listening to music. I had much less audio issues with the Asus board, but the overall volume and punch of my audio was lower. Is there any other recommendations I can get? Maybe the z370 boards from asus have bad sound?
  8. I've posted about this before, but I am getting loud pops in my audio as well as occasional crackling. It's really annoying and especially bad on discord. I tried EVERYTHING. Changed my motherboard, reinstalled windows, turned off audio enhancements, updated all drivers, etc. Now I am seeing that perhaps DCP latency can cause this, and look at this picture here. That sounds like my issue! How can I remedy this?
  9. But it shows up as a drive in my computer though.
  10. Hi, please see attached pictures. I just reinstalled windows and I am trying to merge all partitions into 2; one for my windows installation, and the other for storage. Unfortunately I am unable to merge these shown here, and especially the Z partition is really odd as it is really small and has no use? How can I go about this?
  11. Im an idiot. Sorry. Tired and long day.
  12. Can you guys help me? I'm trying to plug in my front power button connector into my new motherboard but I can't seem to find it and get it to work. Can you tell me which of these two plugs is the front panel power if you have an idea? Motherboard manual isn't really helping me much here
  13. MSI doesn't do advanced replacement and I need my PC for work so I had no choice but to buy another one, and I can't afford 300+$ this time around so I got a z370
  14. I currently have an MSI z390 board and am switching to a Z370. They are both LGA 1151 and I will be using the same hardware for everything, including my DDR4 3200 ram and i7 8700k. Is there anything special I need to do before switching the boards out? Will the swap just work?