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  1. Whats your favorite PC component

    M0th3rbOard jumper mein...Klassick...
  2. Cant connect to printer

    Windows 8 might actually not be supported. You might need to update onto Windows 8.1. A lot of support was dropped for Windows 8, as MS was trying to push people AWAY from it. Even AMD dropped their driver support for Windows 8 -- it was either Windows 7, 8.1, or 10.
  3. Z-370E vs. Z370-F

    Fair enough. Just the ROG/StriX marketing. The O.G. TUF boards were actually good, sad to see what had happened to them. ...P67 Sabertooth...Z77 Sabertooth...man... Now it's some B350 TUF board...thing...
  4. Giveaway: XFX RX580 8GB & PNY 240GB SSD

    Shiiiiiet I joined on September 11.... September 11, 2013...Linus' PAX Prime video...the year I thought about going for the first time, but backed out... (Would've saw him thar ) WD Red 4TB GIVEAWAY & PAX Giveaways!
  5. Water loop not filling

    Good eye, good eye. @JR88 Look at how the tubing for the GPU is hooked up. There only ONE of the ports are used; there's no in AND an out.
  6. I'd assume Intel would've made it fail-safe....a Coffee Lake CPU will have different notches so it won't physically fit in a 100 or 200-series motherboard. Welp...
  7. i7-8700K (or any Coffee Lake CPU) is on the same LGA 1151 socket as your i7-6700K, BUT it only works on 300-series motherboards. Your Z170 will not work with the i7-8700K; you will need a Z370 motherboard, unfortunately...
  8. Z-370E vs. Z370-F

    Yes, correct. The Z370-E has wireless built into the motherboard. It will be redundant -- you only need one or the other. Visually, aside form the different overall colour, the Z370-E is exactly the same as the Z370-F, but with built-in Wi-Fi. VRM should be the same.
  9. graphics card not functioning

    What power supply do you have (brand, make, and model) ? The "spec" for a PCI-E 6-pin connector is 75W, while a 8-pin is double that, at 150W. You can get one of those 2 PCI-E 6-pin to 1 PCI-E 8-pin adapters...something like this: https://www.amazon.com/GutsParker-6-Pin-Female-8-Pin-Cable/dp/B01N3T6C2K It is STRONGLY recommended that you use/get a power supply that has native PCI-E 8 (or 6+2) pin support. Power supplies (AKA PSUs) with just a single 6-pin connector are usually on the lower power output side (e.g. 400W or under).
  10. graphics card not functioning

    That's why! You need a PCI-E 8-pin power connector for the GTX 1080 -- not a PCI-E 6-pin. Those two extra pins are mandatory; not optional. You can either use a PCI-E 8-pin or a PCI-E 6+2 pin connector.
  11. Z-370E vs. Z370-F

    What is wrong with the H-board? The Z370-H is suppose to be the cheaper alternative. You get cut-down features, and a less rigorous VRM system. The price gaps between the E, F, and H are priced so they are ~$20 apart
  12. Z-370E vs. Z370-F

    You can't just call ASUS out like that on the Z370-H ...JJ will come after you
  13. GTX 1050 Ti actually does okay on High graphics settings. You see ~30 FPS increase with a GTX 1060 3GB, both minimum and average. 44 GPUs benchmarked for Fortnite: https://www.techspot.com/article/1557-fortnite-benchmarks/
  14. Z-370E vs. Z370-F

    Looks like they did mix the two up... 'E' and 'F' right after one another on the alphabet list... gotta cut them some slack.
  15. You should have probably started a new thread since this one has been inactive for a while. Anyways, there should be a setting or two in the UEFI to disable this. What motherboard are you using?
  16. Z-370E vs. Z370-F

    Boom! Anandtech got you covered: https://www.anandtech.com/show/11860/z370-motherboards-asus-asrock-ecs-evga-biostar-msi-gigabyte/4
  17. Should I upgrade my 5+ year old PSU

    Yes, a 650W / 550W will be plenty with headroom to spare. As @meenmeen1103 stated, a CPU is not going to use so much more power...so that you need a 750W+ or something. Even if you overclock everything "balls to the walls", a 650W will still be plenty.
  18. graphics card not functioning

    Double check the PCI-E connector, though. If it's not connected properly (e.g. one of the pins are not in place), that error message can come up. If you have a modular power supply, make sure the cable it's connected on the PSU end. Make sure the GTX 1080 is securely in the PCI-E X16 slot, secure to the back of the PC case, and is not going crooked / cock-eyed. Upload a few pictures of the inside of your PC if you can, so we can see what's going on.
  19. no output from graphics card

    Check the output port on the GTX 1050Ti for any damage. Are you able to try any of the other output ports on the graphics card (e.g. DisplayPort, HDMI, DVI, etc)? There is a chance that the card is defective from the factory, right from the get-go, but issues didn't show itself until after it's been used,
  20. According to the product photographs, the GTX 1070Ti StriX does not come with a PCI-E 6-to-8 pin adapter. Generally, you shouldn't be using any adapters -- you should be using a PSU that has the required power connectors your graphics card needs. @GamerForFun What make and model power supply do you have?
  21. Are you using the Intel stock cooler? If so, it shouldn't be hard to get it locked in place -- you just press the pins into place. Guide: https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/articles/000005852/processors.html
  22. HDMI port not working??

    Yo your SSD isn't even connected! You need SATA power and data cable for that! The video card is installed, but there is no screw mounting it to the back of the PC case...not sure if it's in the slot crocked... Aside from that: RAM looks good (as far as I can tell in the picture) CPU heatsink + fan looks good Do you get a Gigabyte logo screen? Do you see the "press Delete" to get into BIOS? Did the motherboard come with the Phenom II X6, or did you buy them separately?
  23. Replacing Thermal Paste - MSI Gaming GTX 980 4GB

    Alright haha. Thermal paste in the slot...w0t U meen mang. Test the card first -- the way you received it. *At least confirm it's good before you do anything else* Then decide if you want to take it apart, that's just bonus points. Keep us updated on this, though.
  24. Recover Deleted FILES HDD

    I've had some good luck with PhotoRec some of my own storage devices (e.g. microSD memory cards, USB sticks) . Keep in mind, it may take a long time...as it will try to recover whatever is there. ALSO KEEP IN MIND, the filenames will no longer exist.
  25. Read > Write

    Keep in mind, the advertised speeds are sequential read/writes. It will be lower with random read/writes. Depending on the block size, that is around right: http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/wd-green-120-gib-ssd-review/4/ http://ssd.userbenchmark.com/SpeedTest/201586/WDC-WDS120G1G0A-00SS50