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About Distorted_doggo

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  • CPU
    Pentium G4400
  • Motherboard
  • RAM
    8GB DDR4 2133
  • GPU
    XFX Radeon RX 560-OC 1350mhz core clock 1650mhz memory clock
  • Case
    Diy-pc Gamestorm-BK
  • Storage
    1 TB WD Blue HDD- 240g SanDisk SSD plus
  • PSU
  • Display(s)
    Sceptre 1080p 75hz monitor
  • Cooling
    Intel stock cooler
  • Keyboard
    (Surprisingly tactile) 110 key membrane keyboard
  • Mouse
    Logitech G502 proteus spectrum
  • Sound
    HDMI Sound
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 pro 64 bit

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  1. Found a great deal on a few psus on office depot of all places. They have an EVGA BQ and a BR variant, with the BR being about $15 cheaper. I know the BQ is modular but im already well over budget (prices are going up because of corona) and I'm not sure if I want to pay a premium for that modularity. Is the BQ made out of higher quality materials than the BR? I'll pay more for that because high quality psus are super expensive now.
  2. The wraith stealth needs the backplate in the back of the motherboard, if you don’t have it you might need to buy a new cooler with its own backplate.
  3. Made a post about this a few days ago but now I have the GPU in my possession so I can do further testing with it. The GPU in qestion is an MSI Armor RX 570 with 8gb of vram. Was in my cousins PC for about a year and he decided to reuse it for his new custom pc that I built for him. In the old PC this problem happened rarely and could be managed. But now it is impossible to play games for more than 10 minutes without the thing crashing. When it crashes it goes to whatever color on the screen was most prominent. Its not an overheating issue, the card rarely reaches 60 degrees celcius when in a game. It doesnt just crash when it gets warm, it also crashes when it is moved bumped or even just tapped lightly. The interesting thing is, it doesnt react to bumps when its idling at temps of 30 degrees celcius, only when it reaches higher temps. Another interesting thing is it is much harder to make it crash when moving it upwards, when I press downwards on it it crashes much more easily. Thought it may have only been a problem with the ports so i tried with all 3 DP ports, the hdmi and the DVI port, all had the same issues. Tried it in 3 different PCs and all had the same problem. I even connected a second display to my integrated gpu and played games with the card while afterburner was running on the second screen. When the card crashed it took the other display with it, freezing it. Luckily I was able to take a picture of the temps and utilization while the screen was frozen. Any Ideas on why this was happening? I thought it may have been a broken capacitor or there were fractures on the pcb, but i found nothing. Any help is greatly appreciated OEUD8523[1].MP4
  4. Yeah he said he would give it to me for $20 I’ll take it and do something with it
  5. Put together a pc for my cousin and he was reusing his rx 570 from his old build. Whenever the card is slightly moved the card crashes. We put the card in a different pc and it did the same thing and used a different card in his pc and it worked just fine. Im pretty sure it has a bad contact. Is there any way to fix this or will we just have to buy a new gpu.
  6. I have used used hardware extensively in the past and theres nothing wrong with them i really want the warantee and the garuntee for this new build. And ive never been a fan of buying used storage either. Ive now changed the list to include an m.2 mx 500. Regarding the case, the components im getting arent that hot anyways, and i will get atleast 3 more fans in the future for better airflow. but they should be fine for now. The mesh front on the P300 looks really ugly to me. Thanks for replying
  7. If you wanted to put something like this together a list like this would be much better PCPartPicker Part List Type Item Price CPU AMD Athlon 3000G 3.5 GHz Dual-Core Processor $54.99 @ B&H Motherboard ASRock B450M-HDV R4.0 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $63.99 @ Amazon Memory Crucial 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $40.99 @ Amazon Storage Team GX1 120 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $24.99 @ Newegg Power Supply EVGA 400 W ATX Power Supply $33.98 @ Newegg Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts Total (before mail-in rebates) $228.94 Mail-in rebates -$10.00 Total $218.94 Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-17 19:54 EDT-0400 That is 181 GBP for a much better all around system. The processor has intgrated graphics and will probably run better than the dedicated card you have there.
  8. I dont really think i can strech another $40 for a better PSU and mobo (initially this build was $400) I think the EVGA unit will be just fine, but the P300 has a very tight PSU shroud and the extra cables may be hard to stuff in there so I will consider a modular PSU if i can find one for a good price. The motherboard I have has a good enough VRM layout and im not planning to do any crazy overclocking. And is the P300 mesh really that much of an improvement? My components arent really that hot running and I think it looks really ugly
  9. At the moment im fine with only 8 gigs, and the mobo has 4 dimm slots so i could easily get another kit down the line for 16 gb, thanks for replying!
  10. Just got my first job and the $300 system I built in 7th grade (2017) is starting to look a little bit anemic. Put together this PC for $500 and made it to be as well rounded and aesthetically pleasing as it could. https://pcpartpicker.com/list/BzGTjp CPU: Ryzen 5 1600AF- $85 (Similar preformance to the 2600 and $40 cheaper) Motherboard: ASRock B450 Pro4 ATX AM4- $90 (Good VRMs, 4 DIMMs and good features) Ram: G.Skill 2x4 DDR4-3200- $45 (Ryzen loves fast memory) Storage: Crucial MX500-$50 (Has DRAM cache and I can buy a HDD when I need more) GPU: RX 570 4GB- $120 (Very good preformance at 1080, not expecting to go 1440 soon) Case: Phanteks P300- $60 (Tempered glass, compact and good looking) PSU: EVGA 500 BR- $50 (Black cables and 80+ efficency from reputable brand) What changes would you guys make to this, I could go low end on everything and get something like a 1650 super in there, but I dont think that the compromises I would have to take on mobo quality case quality and storage would be worth it
  11. Planning on building a new PC and came across an XFX RX 570 card for $120. Sounds like a good deal, but ive had negative experiences with XFX cards in the past. A few years back I bought what I thought was a normal RX 560 card but turned out to be an 560D, which preforms consistently worse than a normal card in games (but is great for mining because of its lower power consumption) I know that there are a lot of rebranded gpus out there, like cards labled 580 but are really overclocked 570s, and am concerned about the legitimacy of this one, and dont want another underpreforming card. I cant find any benchmarks of this specific example, if anyone can help that would be greatly appreciated.
  12. If cheap is all youre looking for, something like this gigabyte board works just fine (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B079NYQQJJ?tag=pcpapi-20&linkCode=ogi&th=1&psc=1) but lacks some creature comforts like extra fan headers and wifi etc. Pair this with a cpu like the ryzen 5 1600 12nm. It is a refresh of the 14nm version of the 1600 and preformes similarly to the ryzen 5 2600, but it around $40 cheaper. (https://www.amazon.com/AMD-Processor-Wraith-Stealth-YD1600BBAFBOX/dp/B07XTQZJ28/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=ryzen+5+1600&qid=1582159007&sr=8-1) You've got a solid PC with that RX 580 and 16GB of ram.
  13. I should say the PC still plays games fine, CSGO runs at around 100fps and more intensive games run at 45~60 fps, its a solid preformer even today
  14. Just got a sweet deal on a new 1440p monitor and my old system cant hold up. I built it in 2017 (which was probably the worst time to build considering ram shortages) and added a few new parts in the past 3 years. On the used market I found that in parts alone the PC is worth $240. SPECS: Pentium G4400- $40 MSI H110M PRO-VD- $40 XFX RX 560- $80 8GB DDR4 2133mhz- $30 240gb SSD- $30 Case- $20 But selling it complete locally could get me more, it looks like "gaming" pc with RGB, so someone looking for a gaming pc might buy it because of that and I can raise the price. Putting a new SSD in it and giving it a new install of windows will make it look very appealing to the local boomer looking for a new pc for his grandson. How much would you guys pay for it?