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About Septimus

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  • CPU
    Intel Core i7 4790K
  • Motherboard
    ASRock H97M Pro
  • RAM
    GSkillz 1600MHz DDR3 16GB (2x8)
  • GPU
    EVGA GTX 970 (Superclocked)
  • Case
    Corsair Vengeance C70
  • Storage
    Samsung 850 EVO SSD(120GB), WD Blue HDD (1TB), PNY SSD ( 120GB )
  • PSU
    EVGA Supernova 650 watt
  • Display(s)
    Samsung 27" & Sceptre 16"
  • Cooling
    Cooler Master Geminii Ver. 2
  • Keyboard
    Razer Blackwidow Chroma
  • Mouse
    Razer Tapian
  • Sound
    Logitech G430 Headset
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Home
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  1. Cheap m.2 vs Sata SSD ?

    Well then, considering you have an M.2 slot on your current motherboard, I see no reason to not go with the M.2 drive instead of the SATA one, as long as it isn't more expensive.

    I would assume the same applies to their solid state drives: https://www.gamersnexus.net/guides/1741-wd-blue-vs-black-comparison-best-drive-for-gaming
  3. Agreed. However, sometimes there are units that are able to deliver more power and are of good quality for cheaper than other good quality PSUs with lower wattage.
  4. Cheap m.2 vs Sata SSD ?

    M.2 is a form factor, just like 2.5" and 3.5" drives. M.2 drives are not always faster, and for the sake of having something more compatible I would recommend SATA, and you also don't have to bother with finding a board that has an M.2 slot. The Crucial MX500 has both M.2 and 2.5" form factors, and they have the exact same speeds, so, case in point. Anyhow, as far as the MX500 vs MX300 goes, I would recommend the MX500 if it isn't too much more expensive, as it is quite a bit faster.
  5. new system, driver problem!

    Alright, I'm not too knowledgeable in this realm but hopefully someone else can help. I can't think of a solution right now, but worse case scenario you can always reinstall the OS and that fixes issues almost 100% of the time. Good luck with finding a solution, sorry I couldn't be of much help.
  6. I put it in PC Partpicker and the total was around 400W just with those base components, so I agree with your analysis of around 450W for the entire build. However, a power supply hits it's peak efficiency around 35-45% of it's maximum power delivery, so in order to balance efficiency and wattage, a little bit beefier PSU will yield greater efficiency. Realistically it doesn't matter that much, but it gives room for future expansion if that's something on your mind.
  7. Cheap m.2 vs Sata SSD ?

    If it's cheaper, go SATA. It's not really worth the jump in price for the extra performance it yields. Either way, the Crucial MX300 is much faster than the WD Green M.2 drive.
  8. new system, driver problem!

    Open up your device manager window and take a look through there and see if there's anything that's not actually in the system.
  9. Is this a good build?

    This should work well, but if you're planning on playing some games, I would recommend getting a dedicated graphics card rather than using integrated graphics. However, you are on a budget and the current market doesn't exactly lend itself to budget builders right now, so short term, this is probably a good choice that leaves you with options in the future. Looks fine, it's compatible . I would recommend something like a B350 board though, as it will give you overclocking capabilities and make your build ever so slightly more "future proof". I would also advise finding a board with four RAM slots if you can for a reasonable price. The motherboard you currently have picked out only has two RAM slots, so I'd urge you consider how likely you are to want to upgrade in the future. Buying an 8GB kit that is 2x4GB sticks will limit your future options, so just be aware. Good choice as a drive overall, but I'd recommend an SSD if you can. In my opinion, the best solution would be to buy a fairly cheap 120GB SSD to use as your OS drive and main drive until you've got $45 saved to buy that Seagate drive a little later. 120GB should hold you over for long enough. Not a great card, I would certainly go for no less than AC wireless. Here's a similarly priced one (cheaper actually) that should work much better than the one you have selected: https://pcpartpicker.com/product/qn3RsY/tp-link-wireless-network-card-archert4u Hope this gives you some more insight to your build!
  10. Select the response that best answered your question and mark it as the solution so that others can see.
  11. new system, driver problem!

    To my understanding, you basically put the old drive in the new system or cloned the drive? If you did that, it would probably be a good idea to reinstall your drivers, as you assumed. I do remember a tool being mentioned a few times on here that removes and then installs the new version of the required drivers, but usually Windows does a pretty good job. You could look at something like Driver Booster if you don't want to go around and manually install all of your drivers.
  12. DIY SSD made of SD Cards!

    lol sorry I submitted this video idea, I guess they were short on ideas and decided to use it . However, it was somewhat interesting to see it, as it is something they haven't done before.
  13. You'd be suprised, a lot of the good dealers don't use drugs themselves and just make a massive profit off of it.
  14. Upgrading to Ryzen

    Unfortunately I'm not too savvy when it comes to motherboards on the X370 chip set