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  1. Hi all! I’m trying to put together a computer for as cheap as I can to host a farming simulator server and maybe a Minecraft server. I doubt that either of these servers would have more than 8 people on at one time. I’ll likely go 16 gb RAM. I’m having a tough time deciding between a Ryzen 5 3600 with a gt 710, or just a Ryzen 5 3400g. I’m mainly just worried that I might miss the extra cores/threads on the 3600, but will it really matter with the small amount of players that will be on? I welcome any advice about which to go with! Thanks!
  2. A new cpu would be good, but to get anything newer/better you would have to get a new motherboard and new RAM as well. I don't really see any way to upgrade from where you are with that amount of money.
  3. Hi all! Right now I'm pretty sure that I'm about to buy the Sennheiser hd6xx from drop.com, and a magni/modi stack from Schiit. Could anyone that has any experience with these tell me what type of cables I need? Also if anyone has any recommendations / advice regarding this please feel free to let me know.
  4. So i just need to change vcore right? Is there anything else that I should be concerned about changing as well?
  5. Okay cool. That's what I was thinking. I honestly just left the voltage at auto because I wasn't quite sure what a good value would be. I might tinker around a bit more and see if i can get anything else out of it. Thanks for such a quick reply!
  6. Hi all! Today I delidded my i7-7700k and used some thermal grizzly conductonaut. I also changed the cooler to the corsair h115 pro aio. My temps used to be mid-90s in prime95 at 4.2ghz. They're now down to 65 degrees at 4.8ghz! A great improvement, but I had a question since this is really my first time overclocking. Is it safe to keep my processor running at 4.8 ghz all the time, or do I need to change back to 4.2?
  7. A quick update on this. Amazon promptly sent me a new cooler. This one came sealed and everything looks as it should.
  8. I’ll do that too. I just looked closer and noticed that the baggies for mounting equipment were torn open, so this is definitely used.
  9. Yep I think that’s what I’ll be doing. All the unboxings I watched had plastic wrap around the box and instructions underneath styrofoam. I had neither of those so I’m thinking it’s used. Thanks for the quick comments everyone.
  10. So I just got my new Corsair h115i pro rgb aio in today and was looking through the box. Everything looked fine until I noticed that there is either used thermal paste on there or just a terrible application of thermal paste. I have my own, so it’s not a big deal to clean off and use my own, but I didn’t pay new price for a used product. Do you think it’s used?
  11. You know what... I think that you're right. I think I may still get some more RAM because 16 GB hasn't really been enough lately, but the rest of my system is still fine currently. Thank you for your suggestion, and allowing me to consider whether I truly needed, or just wanted, to upgrade my system. I'll probably spend that money on some other things in my setup that I actually need more than the components and save the rest
  12. Thanks! That's what I was leaning towards, but wasn't sure if I would see a substantial increase in performance. What part are you saying no to? Upgrading right now in general, or a certain component?
  13. Okay thanks for that recommendation. My GPU is a ASUS Strix Gtx 1080.
  14. Sure thing! Budget is around 1000 USD. I'll do a PCPartPicker List of my system. I couldn't find the monitor on PCPartPicker so here is an amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00KO4518I/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1 PCPartPicker Part List Type Item Price CPU Intel Core i7-7700K 4.2 GHz Quad-Core Processor CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $34.99 @ Newegg Motherboard Asus STRIX Z270F ATX LGA1151 Motherboard Memory Corsair Vengeance RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive Storage Western Digital Blue 2 TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive $69.99 @ Monoprice Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 1080 8 GB ROG STRIX Video Card Case NZXT S340 Elite ATX Mid Tower Case Power Supply Corsair RMx 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts Total $104.98 Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-25 21:17 EDT-0400