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  1. Thanks, I wasn't aware of the NZ mode. I felt that 32gb might be a little overkill for now but I was hoping to do a little future proofing with the 32gb. I forgot to mention in my original post that I already have a couple of 2tb HDDs and a 256gb Samsung 860 Pro. I didn't know that the 4000 series would be out this year so I might end up waiting for that if it is worth the wait (hopefully not delayed for reasons). I believe the PSU is a Corsair HX650 which is actually 650w not 550w like I mentioned. I got it around 8 years ago. After learning about the upcoming CPUs I might end up waiting.
  2. Budget: $2000 NZD Country: New Zealand Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for: Mainly gaming and possibly some streaming every now and then. Other details: I already own a Corsair 550w modular PSU and an Nvidia GTX1070 that I will use. I have a 240hz 1080p monitor. PCPartPicker Part List CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($549.95 @ Computer Lounge) Motherboard: Gigabyte B550 AORUS PRO AC ATX AM4 Motherboard ($379.00 @ Computer Lounge) Memory: G.Skill Trident Z RGB 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 CL16 Memory ($349.00) Storage: ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($299.00 @ PB Technologies) Case: Phanteks Eclipse P600S ATX Mid Tower Case ($279.00 @ Computer Lounge) Total: $1855.95 My current setup is quite old so I'm looking to upgrade to an affordable build that will last me a few years. I noticed that the front usb type-c port won't work with that mobo but after researching mobos and stuff I'm feeling rather overwhelmed by everything so I was hoping to get some feedback on what I've got here. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  3. The problem with the current modem/router is that it will randomly turn itself off and then take 5-10 mins to start working again so replacing it seems like the best approach
  4. They gave me a router/modem combo but it's been having issues for awhile now so I'm looking for a replacement
  5. pfsense sounds neat but I don't want to do that for now. That Linksys router doesn't seem to also to be a modem which I need. Sounds like a fun thing to try in the future but not something I'm keen to do now. The TP link stuff looks good but I can't tell if it's cheap because it's lacking compared the to Asus stuff somehow, or if the Asus stuff is just overpriced Wut?
  6. I've had some bad experience with ISP provided routers so some nice software is plus for me. The wifi speed seems to be far better on the TP-LINK Archer VR600 than on the ASUS DSL-AC52U so I'm wondering what would make the Asus router worth buying over the TP-LINK
  7. I've never used one before, is the software good?
  8. Hello everyone, I'm trying to pick out a new router/modem and was hoping you guys could guide me in the right direction. I'm currently looking at 4 different routers at 2 different price points. $220: ASUS DSL-AC52U TP-LINK ARCHER VR600 $270: ASUS DSL-AC56U TP-LINK ARCHER D9 Is it worth getting either of the more expensive routers or should I just stick with one of the cheaper ones? Any help is greatly appreciated.
  9. Thanks Haha yeah it's a bit dusty in there. Is it worth trying to oil the bearing on the fan?
  10. A few days ago the fan on my Radeon HD 5850 started making strange sounds and has stopped spinning correctly. It idles most of the time but tries to start up once it gets too hot but ends up starting/stopping repeatedly. Here's a video of it trying to spin: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xnaRn3JjEiY I have no clue what is wrong with it so any help would be greatly appreciated.
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