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About CrypticDan

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  • Gender
  • Location
    United Kingdom
  • Interests
    Gaming, video production, PC hardware and trying to deal with my social anxiety (Which is fun)


  • CPU
    i5 4690 with Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo
  • Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus VII Formula
  • RAM
    16GB (2x8) Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR3
  • GPU
    ASUS ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1060 (O6G)
  • Case
    Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ATX Tempered Glass Edition (Silver)
  • Storage
    HyperX Savage 480GB (Boot drive), Kingston UV400 240GB SSD, Seagate FireCuda 1TB 3.5 inch Internal SSHD, Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex 500GB (Internal)
  • PSU
  • Display(s)
    ASUS VG248QE
  • Cooling
    3x Corsair ML fans (2x 140mm, 1x 120mm)
  • Keyboard
    Corsair Strafe RGB Cherry MX Blue
  • Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
  • Sound
    Logitech Z333 2.1 Speakers
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
  • PCPartPicker URL

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  1. I currently use a HDD for backups, but it's noisy when it spins up (quite often randomly) and I like my system to be as silent as possible. I'll likely be using the SSD as a main backup and the HDD as secondary/ external backup.
  2. I'm planning on buying the 480GB Crucial BX500 SSD to use as a system backup drive and to store occasionally played steam games. As the BX500 SSDs don't have any DRAM cache, will that affect anything with the backup? Apart from maybe how fast the data is backed up or restored? Thanks.
  3. Thanks, I think 'll go with my second choice (Corsair Carbide 270R). Standard mid tower so there is a little more room and the overall specs look a bit better anyway.
  4. I'm building a new system for a family member and I'll be using the Corsair RM650 PSU (2019 version). For the case I'm looking at the Cooler Master Silencio S400, but upon adding them to the build in PCPartPicker, it says they're not compatible. The specs of the case show enough clearance (325mm without HDD cage) for the PSU (150mm length). Can some verify if they're actually compatible or if I've missed something or is PCPartPicker saying they're not compatible if I use the HDD cage at the back most position - Which I most likely won't be doing. Case - https://www.coolermaster.com/catalog/cases/mini-tower/silencio-s400/#Clearances PSU - https://www.corsair.com/uk/en/Categories/Products/Power-Supply-Units/Power-Supply-Units-Advanced/RM-Series™-80-PLUS-Gold-Power-Supplies/p/CP-9020194-UK#tab-tech-specs - Dan.
  5. Hmm, I might email the retailer and ask about a sticker then, otherwise (as you said) just go with B365, which I assume is guaranteed to work with 9th gen?
  6. I'm building a new pc for a family member, using the Intel Celeron G4920 with the Asus PRIME B360M-A motherboard. The motherboard support page (https://www.asus.com/uk/Motherboards/PRIME-B360M-A/HelpDesk_CPU/) says the CPU is compatible, but the specs say only 8th gen instead of 8th and 9th gen. The CPU 'Intel Ark' page (https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us/en/ark/products/129950/intel-celeron-g4920-processor-2m-cache-3-20-ghz.html) says the CPU is supported on the 300 Series chipset, which covers the motherboard, but if I click 'find compatible boards', the PRIME B360M-A does't show up when I search for it. Can anyone assist here? I'm just a little confused by this.
  7. I recently upgraded to the Phanteks P600S and I'll be adding a piece of fabric to the tabs on the inside of the front panel so it's easier to remove. I currently have to lift up the front I/O cover so I can lever the front panel out, which is annoying. The case is powder coated steel and I'd like to know if hot glue could potentially damage the coating at all? Or maybe peel the coating off if I decide to remove the fabric in the future? If there is a risk of damage to the paint then I may just use a small piece of tape to attach the fabric instead. - Dan
  8. Thanks for the help. Looks like I'll be getting a set of cables soon then
  9. Apologies if this seems like a silly question. I'm looking at getting a full replacement cable kit for my Corsair RM850x power supply, and seeing as CableMod don't use in-line capacitors to help with PSU voltage ripple, I was wondering if this could possibly cause damage to components over a long period of time? Talking about 5 years or so. I've only used CableMod extensions in the past, so the capacitors were still in the loop. I contacted CableMod in Twitter and they said the capacitors make no real world difference. I'm not currently overclocking, but will be in the future, nothing major (going from 4.6GHz up to 5GHz on the CPU most likely), could the capacitors not being there maybe affect the stability of the overclock? Any advice would be appreciated, thanks. - Dan.
  10. Just got my Phanteks P600S (delivered today) and the front fabric mesh is misaligned/ skewed and I was wondering if anyone else has had experienced this? And also if anyone knows if removing the plastic 'brackets' and screws would give access to the mesh (to re-align it - if it can be?) and if that affect the warranty in any way? The mesh doesn't seem to be misaligned in images/ videos of it, so maybe I just have a misaligned unit? I've contacted Phanteks about this but I've had no reply as of posting this. I was diagnosed with Autism last year and things like this really get to me, so if I can sort it manually without voiding the warranty then great, otherwise it's a return and a re-order of another one (hoping it's straight). From the experience I've had with case manufacturers over the past few years, I don't think it could void the warranty - I'm just taking a few screws out, adjusting the mesh and putting the screws back. Any advice? - Dan.
  11. Thanks. Turns out they are more correct, I emailed Phanteks to ask and they said the Overclockers UK ones are more accurate.
  12. Thanks, I swapped the wires around and it's now displaying colours correctly.