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  1. Can't decide between graphics cards

    you are not going to have much fun with running a GT620. The Radeon HD 4670's were decent mainstream cards...back in 2008...but they aren't very good now. I would NOT recommend running Crossfire with two HD 4670's -- even for $72. As @asand1 mentioned, you are better of with a GT 1030 or RX-550 for $65 ~ $75 (maybe $80).
  2. 30 FPS Maximum

    The A10-9700 is on the 'Bristol Ridge' architecture, which is based on the older 'Bulldozer'/'Excavator' design (used on AM3+/FM2+), though it uses the AM4 socket. The CPU will have some bottleneck effect the GTX 1060, but not to the point where it will be capped at 30 ~ 35 FPS on older, or not as demanding games. @eddycuss Can you tell us what game(s) are you trying to run? What motherboard (make and model) do you have? Did you install all the necessary SATA/chipset/audio/USB drivers for your motherboard? Is your Operating System (Windows 10 I'm assuming) all up-to-date? EDIT: Sorry, just clicked on your profile, and saw you listed additional system information there. Motherboard: ASUS PRIME B350 PLUS PSU: Cougar VTX750 OS: Windows 10 Pro
  3. best rx 580 edition near under $300?

    Depends on what games you play, you may need to drop the graphics settings down to High from Ultra/Max to get your ~60 FPS. As for which sub $300 USD RX-580 to get... XFX RX 580 GTS 8GB UNLESS you can bump your budget up just a tiny bit, and get the MSi RX 580 Gaming X. Like a few mentioned, the RX-580 isn't quite up to task for 1440p Ultra settings gaming; you'll need to look at the GTX 1070 / Vega 56 level of cards.
  4. Noise...as in output voltage signal noise? (j/k j/k). Ktiguru had some noise testing results...top off at 35.8 dBA -- and that is with the PSU running at FULL all out 850W of load. In most situations, you'd be at the low 30dBA, or sub 30dBA range. https://www.kitguru.net/components/power-supplies/zardon/seasonic-focus-plus-gold-fx-850w-psu-review/5/
  5. BOOM. JonnyGuru already has you covered on the Seasonic FOCUS 850W PSU. 9.8/10. End of Job. http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story&reid=531
  6. My GTX 1060 is @ 0% usage when playing CSGO - Low FPS

    The GPU usage was JUST added into Task Manager with one of the recent Windows 10 updates -- this is not present in the past. I'm not surprised if it is buggy...going to need some time for Microsoft to patch it. To be honest, I wouldn't trust Task Manager for stuff like this...I'd rather stick to more reliable, tried and true, GPU monitoring software...
  7. Problems with screen

    Whaat? Can you give us more details about your system specifications, and monitor model and make? Are you seeing vertical lines or horizontal lines? What cable are you using to connect your computer to the monitor (e.g. DVI, HDMI, VGA, DisplayPort)? Did you check to make sure the cable to installed correctly (e.g. tighten the screws on the DVI/VGA connections)? Your monitor cable may be defective/dying; have you tried using a different cable?
  8. No display signal. please help

    Are you able to test GPU in another working computer? There could be a chance it is the CPU / motherboard...but better to rule our the GPU first.
  9. New Build or Upgrade?

    The i7-4790K is still plenty powerful. My brother is in a similar boat as you right now (i5-4690K, Vapor-X Radoen HD 7950)...and he's just planning to just upgrade his GPU. Choose the upgrade path: SSD, 500GB for sure If the GTX 1070 Ti prices are good, get that, otherwise, GTX 1080 8GB is not mandatory, but if you can get a 16GB kit for cheap, or can just add another 8GB, then go for it
  10. Is 3200 Ram the sweet spot?

    That's actually pretty good -- if you can get them at a good price. DDR4 3000 / 3200 with CAS 14 timings is where the price starts to climb compared to 3000/3200 CAS 15/16.
  11. Updating BIOS on Asus B350-F Gaming

    As @dave_k mentioned, it is advised to use a USB flash drive -- and must be properly formatted. Your motherboard has ASUS Crash Free BIOS, and EZ Flash, so it should be relatively pain-free. (These features only used to be found on high-end ASUS boards, but it looks like it has finally trickled down to entry level boards)
  12. Freezing issues with old PC

    There is a chance due to using an FX-8350 with a AM3+ motherboard with a weak VRM system. That AsRock 970 Extreme 3 R2.0 is a 4+1 configuration...and look at the tiny heatsink over the VRMs. Depends on what you are mostly using your secondary PC for, it may be better to just sell the FX-8350 + AsRock 970 Extreme 3. People are upgrading to Ryzen or Coffee Lake, so used 4th generation Haswell or Devil's Canyon i5/i7's should be showing up. It might be a good time to get a i5/i7 + Z87/Z97 motherboard for a good price.
  13. 60fps smooth, 70-100 fps laggy and 110+smooth

    What are you full system specifications (e.g. CPU, RAM, motherboard, PSU, etc)? What are your in-game settings for R6? In the frame time screenshot that you posted, what is the scale of the graph (e.g. what are the values for those peaks/spikes)? R6 is not a very demanding game, but depending on what graphical settings you are using, it CAN take a dip. It isn't so much of a GPU demanding game, so it is not a surprise if your GTX 760 is not pegged at 100%. Also...
  14. The ASUS M5A97 R2.0 uses a 4+2 passively cooled VRM design. It will run a FX-8120 without too many issues -- even with a mild/mid level overclock. 4+2 power phase design Low RDS(on) components 2-transistor, 2-driver configuration for the phases built-in VRM protection Only minor down-side is it not using Digi VRMs...and not 6+2 or 8+2 (you can't ask for too much for a sub $100 board). @M4DH4WK If your old power supply didn't kill anything else when it died, you should be okay. 4-pin CPU connection is a litle bit on low side, as the FX 8-cores can draw quite a bit of power / current. A motherboard with an 8-pin CPU connection would be the most ideal. To answer you question, yes, I do have a FX-8350...but on a ASUS Crosshair V Formula 990FX motherboard... Your ASUS M5A97 R2.0 and my Crosshiar V Formula are on opposite sides of each other. I have a 850W PSU paired with the system, but because I was running 2 or 3 video cards with it. If you are running only 1 video card, with a few SSD/HDD, and some case fans, a good quality 500W ~ 550W should be more thane enough. Depends on what video card you have, something lower might be okay as well (e.g. 450W).
  15. This sounds like the disk you are trying to install your OS on is on its last legs. Do you have all your other drives unplugged while the OS is installing? Just to be sure, did you refer ALL your overclock settings back to stock/default? That means, CPU, RAM, etc.
  16. The coolest i7

    The i7-8700K would dump out even more heat; it's a 6-core 12 thread chip. You have 2 extra cores generating more heat compared to a i7-7700 or i7-6700. Plus, Intel specs the i7-8700K with 95W TDP of heat. The i7-7700K and i7-6700K are both spec'ed at 91W. The i7-8700K uses a new chipset; it will not work on Z170 or Z270. You will need a 300 series motherboard. If heat is an issue, you could consider a i7-7700 or i7-6700 as well. The "non-K' versions.
  17. No you cannot! 1) You can easily short circuit the tiny metal compoents on the back of the motherboard. 2) You need to mount the motherboard to a computer case -- those thumb screws are way too thick. Get a proper AM3/AM3+ or AM4 mounting backplate/bracket replacement.
  18. 8 pin connector not fitting into graphics card

    If the the PCI-E connector is a 6+2 connection, like this, make sure the 2 separate pins overlap on top of the other 6 pins a bit. It can't overlap the other way around because of the little plastic piece (bottom.of the connector, by the wires).
  19. Asus X99 Deluxe ii Questions

    I've used my X99 Deluxe II for about 9/10 months now, and no problems so far. At the time, I decided to go for the Deluxe II over the X99 StriX because...what seemed to be better quality control -- the StriX and other boards had a lot of defects / failure rate (e.g. defective/dead CPU socket on arrival or a few months in). The Deluxe II costs a bit more, but was worth it IMO -- never looked back.
  20. PSU at 100% efficiency.

    People typically want to invest a little bit on the power supply, since it is essentially the back-bone of a PC. If the PSU is some chinese sweat shop quality thing, if it blows, it will probably take down other parts with it (e.g. graphics card, motherboard, etc). If you get a quality PSU, then you don't NEED to upgrade it every time you upgrade the system (e.g. replace the graphics card, change out the CPU and motherboard). I purchased a Corsair TX 850 (ver 1) back in 2010/2011, and I'ved used in two complete system upgrades, and been through three major graphics card overhauls. The power supply is waaay past it's 5-year warranty, but it still runs great (but it is due time for replacement if I want to keep the system) - Phenom II X6 1090T >> FX-8350 + motherboard swap - 3x HD 5850 >> 2x HD 7970 >> 2x R9-Fury - A bunch of fan + HDD + SDD upgrades in between - The CPU, RAM, GPUs were all overclocked My new build that I did this year, I opt'ed for an EVGA 850W P2 (80 PLUS Platinum). EVGA offers 10-year warranty. I probably won't keep it for that long, but it is runs solid for 5+ years, then it's better then buying a new PSU over and over again. Plus, little bit higher efficiency, quieter operation, and the ability to use/make custom sleeved cables is also a nice little bonus.
  21. (x2)R9 290 lag spikes

    Have you ACTUALLY confirmed it is not thermal throttling, and NOT just guessing? Like I said, it just takes a few minutes to find out whether or not it is thermal throttling. Now that you said you reinstalled the drivers, did you use DDU to completely wipe the old drivers before installing the new ones? http://www.guru3d.com/files-details/display-driver-uninstaller-download.html You also have NOT given us any information about the rest of the system. - What CPU are you using? - Which motherboard make and model? - Power supply brand and model? - etc? Just checking your post/thread history now, you also tried to overclock your CPU, but it did not go so well. Did you check to see to make sure your CPU is stable? Is the CPU overheating? There is so much we don't know, and you are not willing to test or report back. Basically, if we use a car analogy....you are calling a car shop that is out your country...saying your BMW engine is blowing out smoke. You don't tell us the year of the card, which model, nothing. Like how are we supposed to help? We are not sitting beside you, in your room, looking at your computer. We are basically stabbing at the dark here with you at the moment...
  22. (x2)R9 290 lag spikes

    From the GPU clock frequencies, it sounds like your GPUs are thermal throttling. To be sure that IS actually happening, run MSi Afterbutner or GPU-Z in the background, and play....Overwatch or LoL for 5 ~ 10 minutes. Check the recorded history. Either software will show temperatures, frequencies, voltages, etc.
  23. Antec 1200 v3 upgrade case

    Okay, the S340 Elite is out then. From what I can see, from Fractal's website, the Define C TG and Meshify C uses the EXACT same chassis; everyone from the layout, dust filters, drive mounts, cable routing...are the same. The only thing(s) different is the top I/O layout, and the front vent/mesh cover. It is up to you on which new case you want to get, but with first-hand experience working/owning a Phanteks case, I'd recommend the Enthoo Pro M TG. I've used a lot of Cooler Master and Corsair cases (with a few BitFenix, Antec, NZXT, etc) -- Phanteks is up there with the best right now, even though they haven't been around for too too long.
  24. Graphics card not outputting video

    Turbolink ATX-XG500W. RIP... Looking at pictures of the PSU online, I don't even see a single PCI-E 6/8 pin power connector -- some higher-end RX-580's even use two PCI-E 6/8 pin power connectors.
  25. R9 390x Nitro trouble... Plz help!!!!

    What software are you using to set the custom fan curve. Sapphire has their very own TriXX program; http://www.sapphiretech.com/catapage_tech.asp?cataid=291&lang=eng $75 for a "brand new" R9-390X seems a bit fishy, though.