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  • CPU
    r5 2400G
  • Motherboard
    msi b450i gaming ac
  • RAM
    2X8GB G.skill ddr4 3000
  • GPU
    Zotac amp 2060
  • Case
    Silverstone ML08
  • Storage
    256GB Samsung 950 m.2, 1 TB Adata su800, 4TB HGST HDD
  • PSU
    Silverstone SX500-LG
  • Display(s)
    Acer K242HL
  • Cooling
    Noctua Nh-l9x65 am4
  • Keyboard
    Logitech k750
  • Mouse
    Logitech g502
  • Operating System
    Windows 10

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  1. Connectors 20+4 pin mainboard That would be an affirmative
  2. I know, I use the terminal as I must, but pretty much anything without good directions is liable to go wrong Mainly I just want a good alternative to Windows in case I ever need to get away from Microsoft, but I was also tired of the watermark in win10 and didn't want to buy a license key or hack it out.
  3. I asked for recommendations, I never asked anyone to tell me what to use. But thanks for the condescending drivel
  4. Thank you, I'm gonna bookmark that so I can direct people there in the future
  5. Cyracus

    Planning on Ryzen 3000.

    PCPartPicker part list: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/cw73xG Price breakdown by merchant: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/cw73xG/by_merchant/ CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor ($164.89 @ OutletPC) Motherboard: MSI - B450M GAMING PLUS Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($79.99 @ Amazon) Memory: Team - Vulcan 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($85.88 @ OutletPC) Power Supply: Corsair - SF 450 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular SFX Power Supply ($89.50 @ Amazon) Total: $420.26 Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-04-15 11:02 EDT-0400 I'd recommend waiting fro b550 because it should have better power delivery, but for currently available stuff I think this'll do best. The psu is for if you decide to go sff, the only reason you'd have to replace the psu (the one you have should be fine if you stick with the case you have)
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    First cpu and heatsink installation

    you're supposed to give the cooler a twist and perhaps slide it off as room provides. If your system wasn't run you may be ok, and if you don't fully tighten the cooler you can remove it to check your spread without stressing about reapplying paste, if you fully tightened it you could use a scraper to glob the paste up so it can respread, again as long as the system hasn't been run.
  7. Cyracus

    Login Loop after merging / and /home

    Sounds like the point I'd normally reinstall and make a note to not do that again (I did a lot of reinstalling the first time I used Linux)
  8. Cyracus

    NVMe Heatsink?

    http://users.ece.cmu.edu/~omutlu/pub/flash-memory-failures-in-the-field-at-facebook_sigmetrics15.pdf TL;DR one of their conclusions was that temperature may be a major factor in failures, dependent on whether it throttles speed to manage temps and such, could well be the controller blowing up and the memory chips were ecstatic. I remember watching that ask GN and forgot that he referenced an expert... guess until I hear otherwise I'll go with what he said, cool controller, leave memory to cook
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    NVMe Heatsink?

    I've heard that the memory chips work better getting hotter, but I've also heard from large sample studies that keeping ssds cool is better for their long term health, with 40ºC being the approximate temperature where early failure rates start increasing, under that (I'm pretty sure the data bottomed out at 20ºC) showed little difference in failure rates. No specifics were given about the failures. Haven't seen data demonstrating the performance difference with the memory at different temperatures.
  10. 5k rpm... quiet... I don't think these things exist together E: Here's the best I can do, I wouldn't expect any of them to be quiet https://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Order=BESTMATCH&Description=case+fan&N=100007998 600035575 600035632 600035633 600035634 600035635&isNodeId=1
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    Spare hard drives - idea to speed up OS?

    a 120 gb ssd would get you a quicker OS than a bunch of hdds, here in the US there are a handful of options from $20-25
  12. on ryzen the best with igpu is r5 2400g, the r7 1700 overclocked would probably be your best price to performance on ryzen, at least in the US. I hear that any video card works the same for video editing, may depend on the program used, but Jayztwocents went all the way back to a gtx 660 when vega launched and all the cards he tested with got the same end result.
  13. for the editing part it depends on what kind of editing, a while back Jay (Jayztwocents on youtube) demonstrated that for some editing the gpu doesn't matter, just that you have one
  14. most likely, I'm having trouble finding component info. If you can figure out the mobo that would aid greatly in giving you a good answer. Speccy is a good tool to quickly get that info. Also knowing what your current cpu is would help, you can use speccy again, or it's displayed in the task manager performance tab when you select cpu.