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About RadiatingLight

  • Title
    Testing... 123

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Bay Area

System

  • CPU
    Intel Core I7 4770K
  • Motherboard
    GIGABYTE Z87-HD3
  • RAM
    2X 8GB DDR3
  • GPU
    GTX 1070 STRIX
  • Case
    Corsair Crystal 460X RGB
  • Storage
    220GB Sandisk SSD
  • PSU
    Corsair RM750X
  • Display(s)
    ViewSonic 1080p 24''
  • Cooling
    NZXT Kraken X62 (With 120mm Fans)
  • Keyboard
    Corsair K95 Cherry MX Brown
  • Mouse
    Corsair M65
  • Operating System
    Windows 10

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  1. Final Build

    IF you can change something, get a 6GB 1060, but if not, 3GB is still fine. It's definitely overclockable, and you can probably get 5Ghz on that 8600K pretty easily unless you lost the silicon lottery. you could also OC the GPU, but not that much because GPU boost does most of the work for you. Make sure that the RAM is running at its rated speed (becuase it might default to 2133) other than that, make sure that you have enough room to upgrade to 16GB later. (so, motherboard with 4 DIMM slots, which you probably have). 8GB is okay for now, but once RAM prices finally drop to reasonable levels, you'll probably want another 8GB
  2. Cryorig C7 is a pretty good air cooler for $35 and it should work fine. With a CX450, you could also easily slap in a GTX 1060 and turn the PC into a decent gaming rig as well. (in fact, I've built PCs with a CX450 powering a 1070Ti)
  3. Link: https://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Bronze-Certified-Non-Modular-CP-9020120-NA/dp/B01MTZ96RU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1529880829&sr=8-1&keywords=corsair+cx450&dpID=415gPKkYACL&preST=_SX300_QL70_&dpSrc=srch
  4. Just get a Corsair CX450 (Or CX450M if you want semi-modular) and you should be set. You'll have even more connectors, more wattage, and a much better PSU that won't die or explode.
  5. No post.

    Good Plan. I assume your motherboard doesn't have debug LEDs, but you could try finding a motherboard speaker (or maybe your mobo came with one) and plugging it in to hear the beep codes. also, check the PSU first. I don't think it's dead, but make sure all connections are firmly secured, and if you have a modular PSU, make sure they're secured on BOTH ENDS. this issue caused me lots of pain about a year ago when I thought my CPU was dying, but in reality the CPU EPS 8-pin was loose on the PSU side of a modular cable.
  6. Not silly. Even though it was consensual, she might've felt pressured into doing it because she wanted a raise for example, and there's really no way of knowing if it's 100% consensual or if the secretary felt like she was encouraged to do it by other factors.
  7. Liquid metal really working?

    Correct. However, most of the risk can be mitigated by putting nail varnish or liquid electrical tape over all the caps and stuff around the CPU/GPU.
  8. mATX Case w/ Good airflow?

    I'll probably end up going with the vivo, thanks.
  9. Help a PC Noob out

    Yep. Any intel 6th gen should be a drop-in upgrade with that motherboard. 7th gen is compatible with the socket, but it's unlikely that your motherboard got the necessary BIOS update, and I wouldn't risk it anyway because 7th gen isn't that different than 6th.
  10. mATX Case w/ Good airflow?

    I'm building a PC that will be going into special nook under a desk. the airflow won't be completely closed off, but the back and sides of the case will be surrounded by walls (so only the front will be able to breathe). what's a good mATX case for relatively cheap that can provide good airflow from the front? I'm currently looking at the Meshify C, but I'd prefer something slightly cheaper if possible. looks don't matter, since the case will be closed off on all sides anyway.
  11. Toshiba HDDs Any Good?

    I'm not really versed in the HDD space -- for an upcoming PC build, will a Toshiba X300 4TB HDD (7200RPM) be a good drive for steam games and such, or is it worth the extra money to pay for a 7200RPM drive made by Seagate or WD?. (and is there any difference in speed/reliability between the two?). Also, is it worth it to buy the X300 7200RPM vs a Seagate Barracuda 4TB 5900RPM
  12. I'm building a PC for a friend which, and I'm debating between two A320 motherboards to pair with a Ryzen 2600. This build is pretty budget-constrained, so even though a B350 board only costs $10 extra, I'll opt for a cheaper board, since I also know that he won't be overclocking at all. I'm debating between this (Option A): https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157767&ignorebbr=1&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-PCPartPicker, LLC-_-na-_-na-_-na&cm_sp=&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID= and this (Option B): https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157764&ignorebbr=1&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-PCPartPicker, LLC-_-na-_-na-_-na&cm_sp=&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID= Option B seems to be better (with VRMs good enough to support 95W CPUs), but it isn't listed as 2000 Series ready, so I'm not sure if I can count on it being updated to the correct BIOS beforehand. *Note that he is ordering the parts, and then I'm coming to his house to build them, so if the board isn't updated for the 2000 series, that could be a big problem.
  13. Need Rad advice

    Don't worry about the warm air. it's only warmer by like 1c, so the second radiator will work fine.
  14. What happens to the LTT builds?

    Builds that he does himself are usually disassembled a few days after they're built, and the parts are reused for other builds. Linus only has one 8700K AFAIK, and he's done like 10 builds with it. Laptops/Review devices that are sent to him can't really be taken apart, so depending on the agreement between Linus and the company supplying the hardware, he either sends back the laptop, or keeps it.
  15. Not sure about the charging wattage thing, but consider the HP Envy X360 line. (those with the AMD Ryzen Mobile) -- they seem like a pretty good value, especially if you're willing to upgrade RAM after purchase (because the fuckers charge hundreds for 8GB RAM)
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