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BSula99

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  1. Hey guys, So I have the Phanteks Enthoo Evolv X for the new build I'm working on, and have a question about dust filters. So the bottom already has one pre-installed for the PSU intake, but if I am looking at it right, there aren't any for the top/front/back fans. I'm using 4 140mm (stock) fans, with three in front and 1 in back, as my intake, and using my 360mm rad on top for outflow. Any idea where to get the proper dust covers for this build, or if I even need to? Thanks all
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    Phanteks Enthoo Evolv X Fans

    Hello all, Does anyone know what model fans the Phanteks Enthoo Evolv X uses? I would like to purchase additional fans, preferably the same type for sake of standardized appearance. Should I stick with the stock fans, or just replace them altogether? Need a total of 4 140mm fans, in addition to my 360mm rad. If I were to replace them all, what 140mm models are considered best for a balance between a quiet system and good cooling?
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    First PC, Windows Install

    Hello all, So building my first PC. Boot drive is a Samsung - 970 Evo 1 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive. How do I get windows on the drive in preparation of booting up? Sorry for the retarded question, but I have no experience with this whatsoever.
  4. Awesome, thank you so much. I applied LM to my gaming laptop in the past (successfully), but wasn't very sure how that translated over to the CPU, specifically to this model as well.
  5. Hello all, Need some help on installing my CPU on my new (and first) desktop build. I have absolutely no prior experience with PC building, so want advice/instructions on how to proceed. As noted in the title, I have an Intel i7 9700k CPU, a MSI MEG Z390 ACE MOBO, and a Corsair H150i Pro AIO. I am confused on how to install the CPU, specifically on delidding (if necessary) and whether to use LM or standard thermal paste, as well as how to apply it. Can anyone point me in the right direction?
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    First Build, Please Help

    PC part picker didn't note any compatibility issues, I was referring to more hands on issues such as sagging cards, difficult wiring, tight fits, etc.
  7. Hello all, So I have been waiting to build my first desktop rig for years now after having been both a console and laptop gamer. Well, now is the time. I have purchased all the parts, the majority have arrived, and the few remaining are days away from delivery. My build is as listed below. I would ask for input on possible issues to anticipate with the selected parts, as well as their solutions. I would also appreciate getting linked to any threads or good instructional videos which can assist me in assembling and setting up this PC. While it is my first build, it is also an extremely expensive one and I am terrified of screwing it up. I appreciate all the input I have received from this group to date in selecting parts and tech discussions to date, I trust it will not fail me now. Thank you all. PCPartPicker part list: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/fD4Xq4 Price breakdown by merchant: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/fD4Xq4/by_merchant/ CPU: Intel - Core i7-9700K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor (Purchased For $399.99) CPU Cooler: Corsair - H150i PRO 47.3 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler (Purchased For $159.99) Thermal Compound: Thermal Grizzly - Conductonaut 1 g Thermal Paste (Purchased For $18.99) Motherboard: MSI - MEG Z390 ACE ATX LGA1151 Motherboard (Purchased For $274.40) Memory: G.Skill - Trident Z RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory (Purchased For $239.99) Storage: Samsung - 970 Evo 1 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive (Purchased For $247.99) Video Card: Asus - GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB ROG Strix Gaming OC Video Card (Purchased For $1399.99) Case: Phanteks - ENTHOO EVOLV X GLASS (Silver) ATX Mid Tower Case (Purchased For $212.99) Power Supply: EVGA - SuperNOVA G2 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply (Purchased For $89.99) Monitor: Alienware - AW2518H 24.5" 1920x1080 240 Hz Monitor (Purchased For $549.99) Keyboard: Corsair - K95 RGB PLATINUM Wired Gaming Keyboard (Purchased For $139.99) Mouse: Logitech - G502 Proteus Spectrum Wired Optical Mouse (Purchased For $49.97) Headphones: Kingston - HyperX Cloud Alpha Headset (Purchased For $74.99) Total: $3859.26 Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-01-15 18:53 EST-0500
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    First Build, Please Help

    True. But after looking at a number of threads on many different forums, I realized a few things that inclined me to making this choice. First, I couldn't get a VA panel, despite my desire to for the excellent contrast, due to the fact the ghosting would drive me insane. Second, IPS was not an option as it delayed response time, is most beneficial for wide viewing angles (unnecessary for gaming, where viewing is head on), BLB/glow is still luck of the draw with draw, and honestly wasn't a super important selling point to me. Any ultra wide display was out of the question, despite my love for them, due to being overpriced or unavailable in my location. For the TN panel itself, there were a few key factors I was considering. First, I am limited on desk space so 24.5" vs 27" was an acceptable deviation. Second, the obvious strong suit of a TN panel is FPS gaming, which between 9700k and super high refresh rate, should be maximally taken advantage of. Third, a 2080 would be able to drive a 1080p display for quite some time at optimal settings and frame-rates, so I should not have to upgrade in the near future.Additionally, 165hz 1440p displays are typically OCd to get to that level, and OCd monitors have, in my experience, much greater failure rates than at native. Finally, this particular monitor and brand have an excellent warranty and reputation, and the image itself is outstanding for a TN, particularly after hands on calibration. I will certainly upgrade to a higher res some day, hopefully a buttery smooth 240hz ultrawide 1440p or 4k display, when the market normalizes it for price, the GPUs required to drive it become reasonable, and I have both the motivation and desire to invest in it and fully take advantage of it. If you have an opinion to the contrary, I would appreciate the feedback.
  9. Hey all, So I have secured all the parts for my new build minus the GPU. I have one question left on it. For setting up airflow, I have the stock fans which came with the case, and also the 360mm rad of course. Should I replace them with better fans, augment the remaining spots with additional fans, and how should I set up the fan/rad config? Thanks all. PCPartPicker part list: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/GR87Ft Price breakdown by merchant: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/GR87Ft/by_merchant/ CPU: Intel - Core i7-9700K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor (Purchased For $399.99) CPU Cooler: Corsair - H150i PRO 47.3 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler (Purchased For $159.99) Motherboard: MSI - MEG Z390 ACE ATX LGA1151 Motherboard (Purchased For $274.40) Memory: G.Skill - Trident Z RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory (Purchased For $239.99) Storage: Samsung - 970 Evo 1 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive (Purchased For $247.99) Video Card: MSI - GeForce RTX 2080 8 GB GAMING X TRIO Video Card ($809.99 @ Newegg) Case: Phanteks - ENTHOO EVOLV X GLASS (Silver) ATX Mid Tower Case (Purchased For $212.99) Power Supply: EVGA - SuperNOVA G2 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply (Purchased For $89.99) Monitor: Alienware - AW2518H 24.5" 1920x1080 240 Hz Monitor (Purchased For $549.99) Keyboard: Corsair - K95 RGB PLATINUM Wired Gaming Keyboard (Purchased For $139.99) Mouse: Logitech - G502 Proteus Spectrum Wired Optical Mouse (Purchased For $49.97) Headphones: Kingston - HyperX Cloud Alpha Headset (Purchased For $74.99) Total: $3250.27 Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-01-15 13:08 EST-0500
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    1440p 144hz AAA

    Hey guys, So I settled on a monitor with a beautiful display and excellent reviews, 144hz overclockable to 165hz, 1ms response time, and 1440p for a bit over $400 rather than a UWQHD. That frees up a considerable amount of budget (about $600) which brings a RTX 2080TI into the allowance. Should I stick with a 2080, or spring for the 2080 TI? If so, given their ongoing issues, should I go for a flagship model, or get a cheaper one and just be prepared to exchange it if needed? Given it's the same hardware, how much of a difference in real world performance do the model variants present?
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    2560 x 1080 vs 3440 x 1440p

    Dead or discolored pixels, screen flashing, erratic display after moving cursor, failed OC to 100/120hz.
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    2560 x 1080 vs 3440 x 1440p

    According to amazon, ROG, AW, and ACER UWQHD flagship displays suffer an average of 15% failure rate from bad panels right now, so it's not unheard of.
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    2560 x 1080 vs 3440 x 1440p

    ASUS STRIX OC 2080 and i7-9700k. Was more interested in how much of a difference the refresh rate made.
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    2560 x 1080 vs 3440 x 1440p

    Hey guys, Fighting between a couple displays. They're roughly the same price. Difference is res and and refresh rate, but all have IPS/G-Sync and are ultra wide displays. Which would you prefer for gaming (AAA, fps and cinematic games). Thanks all! https://pcpartpicker.com/product/q9x9TW/lg-34uc89g-b-340-2560x1080-166hz-monitor-34uc89g-b https://pcpartpicker.com/product/fBvbt6/acer-predator-x34-340-3840x1440-120hz-monitor-x34-pbmiphzx https://pcpartpicker.com/product/c9qbt6/dell-aw3418dw-341-3440x1440-120hz-monitor-aw3418dw
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