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Casual Cube

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About Casual Cube

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  • CPU
    Ryzen 5 2600 @4.05Ghz
  • Motherboard
  • RAM
    2x8GB Corsair LPX Vengeance White @3200Mhz
  • GPU
    MSI GTX1080 ARMOR OC @2025Mhz
  • Case
    Masterbox Q300L Modded
  • Storage
    250GB Nvme + 1TB SSD + 1TB HDD
  • PSU
    EVGA 650 G3
  • Display(s)
    Acer XG270HU 1440p144Hz 27" + Samsung 1080p75Hz 21"
  • Cooling
    Wraith Max+ Thermaltake Riing 12 White x3
  • Keyboard
    CM Devastator
  • Mouse
    Speedlink Ledos
  • Sound
    BOSE Soundlink mini + Corsair H60
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro OEM

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  1. Casual Cube

    Wraith MAX on a Ryzen 5 2600 [Share post]

    Thanks man, I'm really happy with the cahnge. imo the MAX is beefy af compared to the other two. The prism is taller than the stealth but doesnt have enough "hunk" to soak up the heat you know?
  2. This should be a PSA cus I couldnt get enough info on it before. I have an R5 2600 that I used with the stock stealth cooler. My first horizontal facing cpu cooler and I loved the aesthetics. Sadly, I couldnt overclock worth a damn, and just let it turbo to 3.700 while hitting 70-75. (I live in the mideast) Recently I built a PC for a client and he got himself a 2700X but wanted an aftermarket cooler I grabbed the unused Wraith MAX rgb and by golly... It turbo'd to 3.850 from the get go and kept under 50c idle. I was blown away and now I just used this headroom to OC to 4.1 at 1.35V and its kicking STILL UNDER 60. People out there should know that a wraith MAX rgb is a stylish af cooler that also does performs brilliantly. Thanks for reading my little flex
  3. Casual Cube

    Has anyone seen these before?

    This was yesterday by the way and, indeed they did disappear after a simple restart. Thanks! Well luckily no such thing happened. And would it still be right to call it bricked if it still functions even with the artifacts?
  4. Casual Cube

    Has anyone seen these before?

    Yesterday I was testing out the performance when I OC my GTX950 to see any difference in my working applications. Harmless checking really, then when I hit the memory clock hard as I usually do with my othe rcards like GTX1060 and 1080, I saw these appear shortly. It was weird, they moved around and didn't go away until a full restart. I've never seen em before nor do I know much about visual issues on displays. Is this threatening to my card or PC or harmless side effects of a bad OC? Could use an expert thanks!
  5. Casual Cube

    How to check if PSU will kill my parts

    Thanks a lot for your input, talking penguin. I've tested all those parts you mentioned on a secondary rig and have confirmed that they run perfectly fine. Its just the dead mobo and uncertain psu. I think that, from what you say, the psu is fine too. The pin test spun the fan, no pops or lights were noticed and these are all top of the line parts so they should have failsafes if anything. Tomorrow night I'll get my new mobo (MSI B450M Gaming Plus) which costs half as much as the last mobo. I feel safe enough to plug it into my psu. I don't have a voltmeter to do any tests so faith will have to do.
  6. Casual Cube

    How to check if PSU will kill my parts

    Hey I was wondering something else. Maybe this will be the information you need to diagnose this certainly. Before I saw smoke coming out of my motherboard, There was a different combination of wires that I don't remember. There, it wouldnt boot at all. In fact when I pressed the power button, I noticed a faint "switch sound". Something like a hum click as if it was failing to start up by possibly a safety mechanism. It came from the power supply. Would this indicate that it protected itself and still working fine? Sorry I can't describe the sound any better. Think a whistling hum switch off sound. similar to like, iron mans respulsor blast or something lol I really cant explain better. *click* *hums to zero* Edirt: additional info: the soudn only happened once each time I reset the psu switch. I turned it on, pressed pwr, heard the sound, nothing happens, pressed pwr again and again, nothing. Until I turn off the psu and back.
  7. Casual Cube

    How to check if PSU will kill my parts

    Thank you my man. You summed it up as I'd hoped. Also, Thanks to everyone here for your responses, especially those pictures. I'll be doing these tests soon and will get back to you!
  8. Casual Cube

    How to check if PSU will kill my parts

    I was also wondering if I'm on the right track here. Can such a mistake mess up the psu?
  9. Casual Cube

    How to check if PSU will kill my parts

    is there a way of knowing which pins? all these wires are black..
  10. Casual Cube

    How to check if PSU will kill my parts

    I used GQ cables with my G2 because they were slim compared to my fat round ones. I hadn't looked it up before. Edit: Not all, just a few. I don't remember them all but I used CPU, Peripheral, SATA and PCIE. Although all of those parts are running fine except the motherboard (Asus Stric B450-I)
  11. Hey guys. A few days ago I killed a motherbaord by doing something dumb; I swapped psu cables. While checking all my parts, I was able to confirm that every part of my PC works except my motherboard. However, I wasn't able to check my PSU. After using the self tester provided by EVGA (props), the fan came on. I'm now wondering if there's a way to know if the thing is damaged inside in a way it might kill a new board etc. In fact, I don't even know if I need to worry about this. If swapping cables can damage the internals or swap it around that it might not push out the same voltage or something. Anyone out there who know anything about this/ have experience on this? (EVGA 650W G3)
  12. Casual Cube

    Need recommendation for B450 Motherboard

    Hi, thanks for the input. Could you maybe elaborate on your choice of the Bazooka? I'm trying to see why something like the Auros M or Pro4 might not be fit. Thanks!
  13. Casual Cube

    Need recommendation for B450 Motherboard

    funny you say that because the board I killed yesterday was the asus strix b450-i. I loved it but I messed up bad with some psu cables. lights up but no display or rebug led. I'll look into the TUF board but for now, the only two viable ones are still the MSI and Im still looking for more info on the vrms on them
  14. Hey guys. I accidentally smoked my asus b450-I and am in need of a new motherboard. After extensive research I found out that people have way too many different opinions on this topic. My budget is around 125 CAD and I will be buying from memory express or amazon prime. I don't have too much time on my hands. The parts I will be using with it are - Case that fits mATX or MiniITX (I'm fine with either really) Ryzen 5 2600 (planning on moderate OC so VRMs are important) GTX 1080 Nvme SSD 3 sata drives 2 sticks of corsair memory rated 3000Mhz fan hub so thats fine RGB strips and cooler (I have a splitter) My final conclusions have led me to these two - MSI B450 GAMING PLUS and MSI B450 BAZOOKA. Feel free to look at memory express to see my options closer