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About GigabitXe

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  • Gender
  • Location
    The US of A
  • Interests
    Anything electronic.
  • Occupation


  • CPU
    Core i5-4430
  • Motherboard
    Stock Intel Board
  • RAM
    16GB G.Skill Sniper
  • GPU
    GeForce GTX 950
  • Case
    Cooler Master Silencio 352
  • Storage
    120GB ADATA SP550, 640GB Hitachi, 2.1TB Network Storage
  • PSU
    EVGA 500W
  • Display(s)
    HP 23xw, Acer 21", NEC 20"
  • Cooling
    Cryorig M9i
  • Keyboard
    G.Skill KM780R RGB
  • Mouse
    Redragon M601
  • Sound
    Logitech Z623 2.1 Stereo System
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Home 64-bit

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  1. I thought about that, but my desk is quite small and I feel that another thing sitting on it will just make everything too cramped, and I am also trying to get things looking as clean as possible.
  2. I recently started playing games with some friends and we use voice chat a lot. However, I use a pair of Sennheiser HD 280 Pro headphones, which don't have a mic on them because they are just normal studio headphones. I currently have a normal stage microphone rigged up with a USB XLR interface, but while it sounds great, the whole system is big and bulky and somewhat unsightly. Therefore, I am looking for a new mic solution. I know that the Modmic would be a good solution, but I don't really want to spend that much (I'm just cheap). Then I had the (maybe) brilliant idea of getting a cheap but still good lav mic (like this) and just clipping it to the wire of my headphones. In theory I think this would work great. What do you think?
  3. I will look into that. Thanks for the suggestion! This was one of the images from the product page, which is makes me think it would work for that purpose.
  4. I am going to college this fall and I am looking to step up my digital security a little bit. I know that enabling two-factor authentication is one of the easiest ways to increase the security of your accounts and I already have it enabled on all of my online accounts. The only thing I don't have it on is when signing in to my Windows desktop. The only way I can figure out how to add more security to my windows logon (besides have a strong password/PIN) it to use a physical security key. I am totally fine with this, but my question is if I use a physical key to logon, will I still have to put in my pin? The ideal situation for me would be to type in my PIN and then be prompted for the security key before I am able to log into windows. Is this how it works? Also would a key like this work for this use case?
  5. The SSD does not work in any of the sata ports. There are no m.2 devices. There are other storage devices, an optical drive and a hard drive that I used to test the ports, but I have tried it with and without these connected.
  6. I have run into one of the most confusing and frustrating problems I have ever dealt with. I am helping my brother build his first PC, and we are trying to use a SSD that we salvaged from his old laptop. It is a Samsung mSATA SSD that is in a 2.5" SATA adapter that came with the laptop, which was working fine when we removed the drive. The thing is, I can't for the life of me get the drive to detect in the BIOS or windows installation when connected internally with a sata cable in his new computer. However, when I use a sata to usb adapter the drive works perfectly. I have tried everything to try to get the drive to work via SATA. I tried different ports on the motherboard, I tried different cables, switching the BIOS from UEFI to legacy, resetting the CMOS, disabling and reenabling the SATA controller, installing SATA drivers during windows installation, and nothing works. I know that the SATA ports and cables work because I have tried different drives with them and they work fine. My brother ordered a new mSATA to 2.5" adapter, but at this point I don't feel confident that that will work. TLDR: 1. My SSD wont detect in the BIOS 2. I know that the SATA ports and cable work and are enabled 3. The SSD works perfectly fine with a SATA to USB adapter. 4. I have tried many different things to get it to work (listed above). Any ideas to get the drive to work via SATA? The system we are working with is as follows: i3-9100F Gigabyte B365M DS3H 16gb DDR4 G.Skill memory XFX RX 580
  7. Yes. Sorry if I didn't make that clear.
  8. I am preparing to upgrade my computer and I am going to sell my old system (minus the GPU and ssd). I have the parts I am selling with what prices I think are reasonable in this list. Are these prices reasonable? Should I charge more or less or is this about right? Any input is appreciated. Prices in USD. https://pcpartpicker.com/list/MHmHmg
  9. Thanks everyone for your thoughts. I might end up doing that. I kind of wanted to get the upgrade done before I start college in the fall, but I don't know if I can bring myself to do it now when I know there will be new stuff/price drops later this year.
  10. I am in the final stages of planning an upgrade to my rig. Here are the parts I have settled on at the moment. https://pcpartpicker.com/list/KDyXwh I use my rig for 1080p gaming, video encoding, and video editing. However, I recently got a $75 gift card to Amazon and I was wondering if there is anything on my list that I should change with that extra $75. At the moment I was thinking of either changing my CPU cooler to the noctua NH-U12S for better cooling and lower noise, or getting a m.2 ssd to expand my solid state storage. Any recommendations for changes, or should I just save the $75 for a rainy day? All prices are USD.
  11. I guess that makes sense. My PSU is definitely past warranty as I built my system in 2016 and I think it only had a 3 year warranty. Is this a suitable replacement? https://pcpartpicker.com/product/cTfhP6/be-quiet-pure-power-11-500-w-80-gold-certified-atx-power-supply-bn901
  12. Thanks for the feedback. Is there a specific reason that I should replace the PSU? I have never had any issues with it and from all the reviews everybody else says that its reliable. Also, do you have any recommendations for a different cooler? All of the recommended coolers that I found were way more than the 212, and a lot of people say the 212 is fine for the 3600.
  13. Thanks. I found a 16gb kit of 3600 for a few dollars more but it has cas 18 latency. I don’t know much about memory latency, is that a big deal or am I better off with 3200 at cas 16?
  14. That’s a good idea. I can’t believe I didn’t think of that before.
  15. I've been running and i5-4430 for many years now, and I am beginning to feel it lag behind in my workflow, which includes 1080p gaming, video editing, and video encoding. With the release of the B550 chipset and the features it brings I feel like it is a good time to go for Ryzen. My plan is to upgrade the core of my system (CPU, GPU, RAM, motherboard) with these parts as I am keeping my case, power supply, and storage. I then plan on selling my current parts to my brother, who is just beginning to get into PC gaming, which are outlined here. Things marked as purchased are the parts I am selling my brother. My question is twofold. 1) Are the parts I picked out a good match? 2) would it be worth stepping up to a higher end motherboard that had 2.5G LAN and slightly better I/O? I have no use for 2.5G lan at the moment but I feel like it might be useful in the future. I was looking and the B550M Mortar from MSI for $159. All my prices are USD and my budget is flexible, but I am looking for the best value.