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Atra1n2

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About Atra1n2

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    Member

System

  • CPU
    Intel Core i7 6950x
  • Motherboard
    ASUS X99 Deluxe-II
  • RAM
    Corsair Vengeance RGB 4x8GB 3000 MHz
  • GPU
    EVGA Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 SC
  • Case
    Phanteks Enthoo Luxe Tempered Glass (gray)
  • Storage
    Samsung 960 Pro M.2 NVME SSD 512 GB, 2TB HDD
  • PSU
    EVGA SuperNova G3 750W
  • Display(s)
    3 x Dell SE2416H 1080p60
  • Cooling
    Corsair H100i V2
  • Keyboard
    Razer BlackWidow Something...
  • Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
  • Sound
    2 x Logitech Z313 25W 2.1ch Speakers
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
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  1. Atra1n2

    Corsair Vengeance Memory Issue

    You may be also need to re-seat the CPU. I had to do this once when I couldnt get a RAM slot to work at all. After reseating the CPU, it worked. As far as the speed, you always have to set that in the BIOS for whatever speed it is rated for.
  2. Atra1n2

    Major audio popping/crackling

    @Fortekko I used to have a pair of Turtle Beach wireless headphones with a receiver that plugged into the computer and after changing my WiFi configuration, they got very flaky, lost their range, and had lots of pops, cracks, and static-y sounds. They also operated on the 2.4 gHz band.
  3. Also, within Steam you can set custom game library locations and specify where you want downloaded games to reside.
  4. If your data on your hard drive now can be defragmented down to 500 gb or less, you may be able to clone the data from the HDD to the SSD with a utility like CloneZilla which is its own bootable program. If not, the easiest thing to do may be a clean OS install on the SSD, set it to primary boot device, copy what you want off the HDD onto a secondary device and reformat it to be a data drive to rid the former Windows installation and move back all of your files you backed up and reinstall your apps and games.
  5. Atra1n2

    Major audio popping/crackling

    I'm pretty sure these are wireless, right? How do they sound wired to the computer, if they have a 3.5mm port? You may have wireless interference between your PC and headset (i.e. WiFi mainly).
  6. Atra1n2

    Corsair Vengeance Memory Issue

    Just confirmed, it should go in the 2 black slots. Here's the manual if you need it.
  7. Atra1n2

    Corsair Vengeance Memory Issue

    @Acoleman18 Looking at a pic of the board. The ram should go in either the 2 black slots or the 2 white slots.
  8. Atra1n2

    Overpriced Used Gaming PC?

    Depends on your video card. GTX 1050ti and below do not require an extra power cable plugged in, while GTX 1060 and up do. I'm not sure which AMD cards require extra PCIe power.
  9. Atra1n2

    Overpriced Used Gaming PC?

    In terms of compatibility and upgrade-ability the larger ATX cases are better because you can fit traditional size PSUs and full width video cards, but this is an aging platform and there's probably no reason to go past a GTX 1060 or 1070 with these third gen Intel CPUs. Also one important note is that Dell is notorious for non-standard front panel headers (power, reset buttons, HDD LED) on their boards, and sometimes non-standard board configurations that can make it more difficult to install in a traditional ATX or mATX case. Thats the risk you take with the used pre-built market. There are good deals to be had on very capable hardware, you just may not always get a solid upgrade path for years in the future, or the nicest aesthetics.
  10. Atra1n2

    Overpriced Used Gaming PC?

    Similar spec to what I purchased a while back. The only thing you'll have to keep in mind is the smaller form factor PCs don't use traditional ATX power supplies and can only accept half-width video cards. You can get a GTX 1050 ti low profile that will fit in this and NOT require a power supply upgrade. Something like the Gigabyte Geforce GTX 1050 Ti OC Low Profile will work great.
  11. Atra1n2

    Overpriced Used Gaming PC?

    This paired with a GTX 1050 ti, or a PSU and better video card with an SSD would make a great e-sports machine and fine for medium setting Triple A titles.
  12. Atra1n2

    Overpriced Used Gaming PC?

    @Andrizzle you can find fairly cheap pre-built tier 1 branded (hp, dell, acer) office-type PCs on ebay with 3rd generation i5s. I bought a slim form factor HP with an i5-3450, with 8gb ram, 1tb HDD, and no OS. I used the old Win 7 COA sticker to obtain an OS then used Windows 10 upgrade. I added an SSD for the boot drive and a GTX 1050 ti slim form factor so I wouldn't have to upgrade the PSU and came in well under $400. I think the PC was $120, $70 for the SSD and $150 for the GTX 1050 ti. It runs most games at med-high setting at or around 60 fps.
  13. Atra1n2

    New Build Advice

    To answer your question, no it shouldn't. It likely just shares an IO lane with one of the SATA controllers or that specific port. Looking at the board specs, it states that it supports PCIe x 4 NVME M.2 SSDs, so you should be all set to get max performance from the M.2 drive.
  14. Atra1n2

    Blank Screen After Graphics Card Upgrade

    Does the BIOS display through the video card's display outputs?
  15. Atra1n2

    Why do I get shocks while working on PCs?

    Sometimes after you unplug a PC, some residual power can remain. You can usually dissipate by holding the power button for a moment. Some have enough residual power to illuminate the power button before fully dissipating.
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