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About Xaring

  • Title
    My AWD is just procastination now.
  • Birthday 1995-01-21

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  • Star Citizen
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  • Gender
  • Location
    Somewhere, not from this planet.
  • Interests
    Games, anime, manga, Games, Games, Anime, Computers, Sex, Games, did I say Games? And anime?
  • Occupation
    Studying Computer Engeneering


  • CPU
    Intel i5-4690K @ 4.3GHz
  • Motherboard
    MSI Z97 PC Mate
  • RAM
    16GB HyperX
  • GPU
    MSI 970 Gaming G4 3.5(4)GB
  • Case
    NZXT H440 Blue
  • Storage
    Crucial MX100 256GB + 2x1TB HDDs
  • PSU
    650Ws Bronze
  • Display(s)
    2x 1080ps
  • Cooling
    CoolerMaster 412S + 2 Corsairs SP120mm
  • Keyboard
    Asus Echelon (MXCherry Black)
  • Mouse
    Logitech G700
  • Sound
    AudioLux HD668
  • Operating System
    Win 10

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  1. Oh, you're in AU, i checked USA prices. Personally the issue with AMD Cards are the driver problems... Its kind of hit or miss. I use NVENC (Shadowplay) for recording, so I generally stick to NVIDIA, they've had to lower prices already, so AMD is doing godswork in my eyes :P. IIRC the 5700xt and the 2070 Super trade blows quite evenly, if you're finding a way better price for the red team one, and you're not gonna need the features on NVIDIA, feel free to grab it. About the ram support, check this out: As you can see, even if the mobo's dont advertise support for a ram speed, they generally accept it and work. the XMP profile in the RAM should automatically set it to 3600 once you enable it, and you can definitelly manually overclock more if possible. So yeah, if the MSI Gaming Plus Max is to your liking, feel free to go ahead with that one. About the SSDs, just grab a decent brand, Crucial, Intel, HP, Sabrent... They all have the same chips and technology, and flaws. About storage capacity, you'd be surprised at how quickly you can fill them up, lol. I have around 700GB of games, programs and OS in mine already. If you're selective about what you keep in it yeah, you could make do with 500GB, but personally I rather the storage.
  2. I feel like you have too many fans there, the case comes with at least 1 fan already (check the page listing to be sure). Id you're not gonna use PCI-E 4.0 you can just stick with the cheaper x470 chipset. X570 runs much hotter (needs active cooling) and carries a price premium. Next off is your CPU and GPU. Yes, you can definitelly make good use of the 3700X, but I'd personally just go for a 3600 and upgrade the GPU to an RTX 2070 Super (not for Ray-Tracing, I couldn't care less about it, but for the performance). Those samsung SSDs are pretty good indeed, but again im more oriented for bang for your buck options. I recently got a 1TB NVME drive from Sabrent and im in love with it. You can get an intel 665p 1TB drive for USD120. Yes, they last less, but being half the price, you can use it till you break it and then get a new one to replace it in 3-5 years time. You'll appreciate the extra storae (1tb vs 500GB) and you should never store any important data in just a single place anyways. The SSD should be for OS and games/programs anyways.
  3. Personal experience: Gigabyte boards are not as good as they used to. I'm unsure why. I've personally blacklisted them for the time being, until the reputation comes back to standards. Right now my ranking for Mobos is EVGA>MSI=ASUS>Asrock>>>>>>Gigabyte.
  4. thank you the oven methodΒ worked like a bombπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ˜ŽπŸ˜ŽπŸ˜ŽπŸ˜ŽπŸ˜ŽπŸ˜Ž

  5. https://www.deskdecode.com/how-to-repair-a-graphic-card-by-re-flowing-solder/ This guide seems pretty in depth and safe to use.
  6. New thermal paste might do it. If not, and its bricked, you could try reflowing it in an over. Its risky, its stupid, but hey, if it's dead already, you can only hope it works! As a comment i'll add: Put it chip-side up. Dont remove it from the oven until its room temp, the slower it cools, the better.
  7. Yes she does. AMD Ryzen CPUs do not have integrated graphics.
  8. That might still make contact with the connector, so it should work. What you wanna do now is make sure it does not break any further... First i'd "extend" it with a toothpick and try to make it flat again, then I'd "hammer" the loose end with a really fine thing, your smallest allen key for example, so that the trace does not keep getting damaged. If the tiny gold foil is not flat against the board after you've done that, you can try soaking the tip of a toothpick on superglue and using it to lay the glue between the board and the gold trace... then apply pressure for a minute and hope it sticks. If it does not work, you will need to use something like this: https://www.amazon.com/MG-Chemicals-Two-Part-Conductive-Adhesive/dp/B008UH4DB2 (You can probably find cheaper ones) to repair the broken pin/tab/trace.
  9. No, no, Intel already has solid state "Ram" - it doesnt lose its content after power off. Lemme find the video about this week's intel storage conference. Yeah, of course, but that's been a limitation only happening for "AAA" games... PC exclusives have been free of this problem for a while now. This video talks exactly about what you're talking about:
  10. Have you seen the new "Octane RAM" stuff from intel? It looks super promising. I'd love just mixing up 16GB of "Standard RAM" for the super quick latency and another 512GB of "Solid State Ram" to keep games and programs in.
  11. First, please, space out your text in paragraphs! It makes reading your post so much easier! Second, I doubt very much that said consoles max out a PCI-E Gen 4 bandwith. It just doesn't work that way. The maximum theoretical speed for an x4 link on gen 3 is 4 GB/s and there are no drives on the market that do that (you get up to 3.7GB/s or so). Third, you shouldn't worry about your drives being quick enough for games... There's only up to a certain performance you can gain. If you look at current technology, the difference in loading times between an SSD and a HDD is extremely evident, but once you start comparing different SSDs between each other, you find out that the higher speeds are not used at all. Made up numbers here: Loading in a game can take 2 minutes in a HDD. That goes down to 35s on a Sata SSD, then that goes down to 25s on a NMVE(Gen3) SSD, which goes down to 20s on a NVME(Gen4). The are diminishing returns, as the bottleneck starts happening elsewhere. In any case, you can always treat yourself in the future with a nice, new SSD if you feel like there really is a need, but you already have a 970 Evo Plus, which is a really nice drive, so i'll say you're set for a couple of years for sure.
  12. Have you enabled intel graphics in the mobo by chance? I had a friend having issues while trying to run a 144hz screen when his i-gpu on the 9700K was on. After disableing the dual GPU configuration in bios he was able to just feed everything through his GPU (2080)
  13. Nah, thats the back of a component - they are that long so that they can be soldered by the "molten tin pool" method they use. You can straighten it out if you want, but dont worry. You can check GamerNexus' mobo factory tours to see what I mean with the pool thing
  14. https://appuals.com/windows-10-wont-use-full-ram/ Maybe this helps?