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Everything posted by technoob1

  1. I am planning on building my first gaming PC and I have selected most of the parts that fit my budget, but i'm not sure if all of these parts are optimal or if i'm just completely wasting a part of my budget on some feature that would be completely useless to me. My ideal budget would be between $1000-$1500 CAD, and I would prefer to buy my parts while the sales are still going on. I don't plan on overclocking, so that is why I didn't select any overclockable parts. Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H170 http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128863 CPU: Intel Core i5-6600 http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819117562 Cooler: Hyper 212 EVO http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA9H53GN5698 GPU: MSI GTX 1060 6GB http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127963 RAM: HyperX FURY 16GB 2133Mhz http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820104531 PSU: EVGA 650 GQ http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16817438059 SSHD: Seagate 2TB 3.5" http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822178996 Case: CoolerMaster 690 III http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119308 OS: Windows 10 https://www.kinguin.net/category/19429/windows-10-professional-oem-key/ If you have any questions or I forgot to include some information, please ask me. I am open to suggestions, as I have never built a computer before. Thanks for your help. Thank you! (Here is a spreadsheet attached that I used to sort out parts and compare values). PC Parts.ods
  2. I am planning to build a gaming PC at a moderate budget, but when picking out parts, I started to wonder if an optical drive is even necessary. I plan on using a USB stick to install Windows. Thanks!
  3. @AlwaysFSX I am bringing it to work to test it today, but it should be working just fine.
  4. @pokechat8978 I plugged it into the GPU. My monitor supports VGA and DVI but the card needs a DVI cable, so I used that.
  5. @AlwaysFSX Yes, I have plugged in everything.
  6. Okay, so a while back (in 2013 not 2011) I bought an Acer Aspire XC-605 and I wanted to upgrade it for games. I have an Intel Core i5-4440 CPU @3.10GHz, My motherboard is an MS-7869 VER: 1.0, PC came with 6GB of ram. I am pretty tight on cash so i asked my friend if he had any extra graphics cards and he gave me his old MSI R7770. I tried to put it in my computer and it booted, but the screen said "no signal". The problem is either that my motherboard has only PCI 16x 1.0 and that the GPU uses PCI 16x 3.0, or my CPU just doesn't support it. Now here is my question: What do I do? buy a new motherboard that has a PCI 16x 3.0 slot (if so, where should I look), or do I look for a new CPU or GPU? My budget is from $0-200 CAD. Please help. EDIT: The GPU didn't originally fit in my computer, so I had to swap out the case with an older case that was big enough to fit the card.