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About kevp453

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  • CPU
    Intel i7-4790k
  • Motherboard
    Asus Z97-A
  • RAM
    16 GB DDR3
  • GPU
    GTX 980
  • Case
    Corsair Carbide Air 540
  • Storage
    Samsung 850 Pro 256GB
  • Cooling
    Corsair H110i
  • Keyboard
    Razer Blackwidow
  • Mouse
    Razer Mamba
  • Sound
    Klipsch Pro Media 2.1
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro Insider

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  1. It's seriously loud and annoying. I also have it in a Thermaltake P3 "case" mounted on the wall so it isn't enclosed which isn't helping.
  2. So, I've been having some crazy loud coil whine and after replacing the PSU twice, the GPU, and purchasing a pure sine wave UPS. The whine seems to come from the PSU and the Mobo/GPU area. At this point the only thing I can think of is to RMA the Mobo. Relevant Specs: Here's the relevant specs: i7-8086k Asus Maximus XI Hero RTX 2080 FE Corsair HX750i PSU 144Hz Asus 1080p monitor Cyberpower 1325VA Pure Sine Wave UPS Both the CPU and the GPU are on open loop water cooling. If I'm going through the trouble of tearing everything apart to replace the mobo I thought I might try another mobo. What do y'all think? I was looking at the MSI MEG Z390 ACE. How do you think that compares to the Asus Maximus XI Hero? Any other suggestions?
  3. Yep. The whine is what prompted the purchase of the UPS. I needed one anyway.
  4. That's what I've been doing. But I've got some really nice Klipsch speakers.
  5. Have y'all ever seen a motherboard cause so much whine before? It's the only part I haven't replaced yet, but I've never heard of it being the mobo before.
  6. I think I just needed somebody to tell me to try the mobo. That's a lot more work...
  7. Here's the relevant specs: i7-8086k Asus Maximus XI Hero RTX 2080 FE Corsair HX750i PSU 144Hz Asus 1080p monitor Cyberpower 1325VA Pure Sine Wave UPS Both the CPU and the GPU are on open loop water cooling. Since building my PC this Christmas I've been having very loud coil whine that sounds like it's coming from a combination of the PSU, GPU, and maybe the mobo. My PC is about 3-4 ft from my head and I just can't stand it anymore. At first I thought it was power so I purchased the UPS. That didn't change anything. I tried replacing the GPU with the same model and that didn't change anything. I've RMA'd my PSU twice now and that hasn't changed anything. I tried some old 600 Watt EVGA cheap PSU and the whine from the PSU wasn't nearly as bad, but I could still hear it from the GPU/Mobo area. I only hear it when frame rates are higher than 60ish, especially in menus. But I like my high refresh rates and locking it to 60 is not ideal. Could it be the MOBO? What other fixes could it be? Help my insanity!!!
  8. I'll second the Ryzen choice. Getting 8 core / 16 threads will benefit you quite a bit if you're recording over the 6/12 of the 8700k and save you a few bucks too.
  9. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Intel-Core-i7-4790-Quad-Core-3-6GHz-8M-5GT-s-LGA1150-SR1QF-Desktop-CPU-Processor/202537140814?epid=1937970904&hash=item2f2827824e:g:2aUAAOSwPrtcEu49:rk:2:pf:1&LH_BIN=1&frcectupt=true Only $140
  10. Adam Hear me out! Combining these dead pieces together reminds me of Frankenstein's monster. While the monster is never named in the book Frankenstein, the monster does say to Victor, "I ought to be thy Adam." You are now the Dr. Frankenstein of the PCMR and this is your Adam.
  11. Looking at prices on eBay it looks like a 4790k can be had for about $200 or so. At least, in the US. Now, not having a Z97 board for overclocking does limit some of the potential. As another option maybe shoot for just an i7-4790 without the k? You give up a bit of frequency, but you can get one for around $135 right now. That's still a lot more frequency and you get hyper threading over your current i5. With that extra $70 you can buy some sweet RGB fans.... that'll get you like 10 FPS more for sure
  12. kevp453

    Pimp my KVM

    Sometimes, It's the simple things. Also, sweet rig you've got there. Is that the P5 case? I'm building in the P3 with my Christmas build. Was mounting it to the wall easy? What kind of mount did you get?
  13. kevp453

    Pimp my KVM

    I used to work from home myself and had the same conundrum of switching between work corporate laptop that had a dock to my gaming PC every day. I also had triple 1080p monitors to work into the equation. I used a device like this to make a one button switch for your USB devices. Get a USB hub to plug in your USB devices and plug that into the USB switch, or a docking station if you want to add audio/ethernet. For the monitors I recommend running them directly to your laptop and to your gaming PC and just switching inputs on your monitors. It's annoying but it will be the only way to get full throughput, especially from your GPU.
  14. I won an i7-8086k in the giveaway that Intel did and I'm just now putting together my system. Specs will be: CPU: i7-8086k Case: Thermaltake Core P3 Snow White Mobo: Asus Maximus Hero RAM: 32 GB of Corsair Vengeance Pro RGB 3200 Storage: Samsung 970 Evo 500 GB and a Seagate 3 TB HDD PSU: Corsair HX850i GPU: Transplanting my GTX 980, but upgrading to an RTX 2080 Cooling: ??? My birthday is this week and I'm getting the rest of the parts to build my computer. I'll then be selling my existing PC and using some Christmas money to get the 2080 and a full custom water loop. However, in the meantime I need a cooler just to get up and running. I'll only be running this cooler for about 1.5 months until I get the custom loop going. So, I need the cheapest air cooler I can get that will keep my stock 8086k from frying. I'm looking at a Hyper T4 for only $25. Do you guys think that will do it, or do you know of a better option?
  15. I'm pretty sure it's up to each game to program that in. If the game doesn't support the Dual Shock natively it won't have the textures in the game to display. PC games made to work with Dual Shock will recognize them and automatically display the correct icons in my experience.