Jump to content
Search In
  • More options...
Find results that contain...
Find results in...


  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited


This user doesn't have any awards


About PixlRabt

  • Title

Contact Methods

  • Steam
  • Xbox Live

Profile Information

  • Gender
  • Location


  • CPU
    i7 9700k
  • Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Strix Z390F
  • RAM
    2x8GB Corsair 2400mhz DDR4
  • GPU
    ASUS R9280X DC-TOP
  • Case
    CoolerMaster MasterCase H500P
  • Storage
    1x Samsung Evo 250GB, 1x WD Blue 1TB, 1x WD Blue 2TB
  • PSU
    Silverstone Strider Plus Series 600W 80Plus Silver Modula
  • Display(s)
    1x LG 27MP55 IPS Display
  • Cooling
    CoolerMaster MasterLiquid 240R RGB AIO
  • Keyboard
    Razer Black Widow Stealth 2013
  • Mouse
    Razer Naga Chroma
  • Sound
    Razer Leviathan
  • Operating System
    Windows 10

Recent Profile Visitors

709 profile views
  1. So on a whim I'm curious if anybody else has had a similar incident. My sister had an iPhone 7, and borrowed a couple pairs of my earbuds (one samsung AGX, and another Sol Republic) about 6 months apart for a couple weeks in each instance. Both times (even though she just used them as any pair of headphones she's ever used with the phone) when the earbuds were returned to me one ear was crackly/not working at all, despite them working fine in the adapter to the best of her knowledge the last time she had used them. She has since experienced a similar issue with her studio Audio Technica over-the-ear headphones she uses for her music degree having one ear fail while using the headphone adapter with her current iPhone XS Max. Has anyone else had similar incidents I can use to fan my conspiracy fire?
  2. For anyone experiencing a similar issue, it was just a dead fan. One of the two front mounted 200mm fans is dead, and it seems like it's shorted (?) and caused neither fan to receive power.
  3. Greetings all, long time no see. Did an overhaul of my pc yesterday, upgrading to a Strix Z390F with a 9700k and a coolermaster ML240R AIO to match my H500P case. Everything was great until I was leaving for work roughly 6 hours ago and noticed my two 200mm Coolermaster RGB fans in the front weren't spinning. Quickly looked at all the other fans and everything else was fine. These two fans were daisy-chained together to their own chassis fan header. I didn't have time to troubleshoot so I left it. When i got home I tried different headers, no dice. Then in between tests I noticed the system was triggering my monitor to turn on and stay on, but nothing was being displayed. Then looked at the three 120mm Coolermaster RGB fans in the top (whose lighting is powered and controlled through the coolermaster RGB controller box) were very faint, spinning fine but the lights could barely manage to come on. Now the system is running fine, and the lighting on the AIO and MB are fine, but I can't get the two 200mm fans to run off one header daisy-chained together, and the lights of the top three fans are much dimmer than before (about 75 percent of what they were). Is this a PSU issue? Fair disclosure its a Silverstone 600w 80+ silver from 2014, does it sound like its failing? Up until I left for work all lights and all fans were running at full brightness and speed.
  4. So I formatted the HDD instead of opting for a new one, reinstalled windows and it runs like a dream now. Pleasantly surprised at how zippy a machine this has become with a completely fresh install of windows, should tide me over well until my next laptop purchase. Thanks to everyone for your help and suggestions.
  5. Precisely, and I'm fairly certain sometimes the boot menu is completely separate from the bios. Wish they could just be as straightforward as desktop BIOS'.
  6. Cheers, I'll update this thread again with the final outcome once I finally reach it haha. Thanks to everyone for the help, who knew upgrading a laptop would be more of a headache than building and maintaining my gaming rig ever was
  7. Yeah I'll definitely check the manual, don't wanna go hitting random keys during boot. My old HP laptop I got at the start of 2014 was F12, if memory serves. Don't know why they can't standardise it and make life easier for noobs like me.
  8. That's not actually a bad idea,starting with this HDD first. Problem is I'm running out of space and drives real fast. Small hoarding problem. The HDD in this machine is less than half full but most of it is photos and old school/work stuff that I'd like to keep and my desktop only has about 70GB spare. Think I may just bite the bullet and invest in a new SSD come next pay. If it solves everything, fantastic. If not, it'll still make a welcome addition to the desktop and my overall storage situation.
  9. Yeah, I recently reinstalled windows 10 on my desktop SSD only a few weeks ago and still have my USB boot media from the windows tool ready to go.
  10. I'll definitely look into this asap but I've never had a reason to suspect overheating. I've never had this machine feel even remotely hot. I've been trying to figure out how to get into the bios but the Acer start screen doesn't tell me which hotkey it is for this particular setup haha, although I'll admit I haven't yet gone to the effort of searching it up properly.
  11. Yeah, I can appreciate it certainly wasn't the smartest decision and it's certainly a source that I suspected might have issues. Just thought I'd ask first before going through the long process of testing with a fresh install and all the rest. But, the test I intend to do with stealing my desktop SSD should clear up whether or not that's an issue hopefully.
  12. I'm fairly certain that all this has is onboard as well, and I know that it was able to run WoW very smoothly, albeit at lower settings.
  13. Yes, but literally all it has on it is the OS, I keep all my data on other traditional HDD's, so it wouldn't be too difficult to format and reinstall windows again.
  14. it's an Acer E5-521-47TB, only thing that's different from the original spec is an extra 4GB of RAM and a slightly older and lower capacity HDD.
  15. When I originally did the swap the HDD had a lot of data on it and I hadn't used it in a while and didn't have a chance to go through it properly to do a full reinstall, so I took the shortcut and just reinstalled drivers to match the new hardware.