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About TraskJ

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  • Gender
  • Location
    Provo, UT
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  • CPU
    Ryzen 5 1600
  • Motherboard
    MSI B350M Mortar
  • RAM
    2x8gb 2666 DDR4 Corsair Vengeance
  • GPU
    Gigabyte RX 560 4G OC
  • Case
    Corsair Carbide 100R
  • Storage
    1tb HDD, 1.5tb HDD, 120gb SSD
  • PSU
    120gb SK Hynix SSD, 240gb SanDisk SSD Plus, 1 TB 2015 WD Blue, 1.5 TB WD Green
  • Display(s)
    AOC 24" FreeSync 1080p
  • Cooling
    4x 120MM fans, Cryorig H7 tower cooler
  • Keyboard
    Razer Cynosa Chroma
  • Mouse
    Logitech G305
  • Sound
    Sennheiser HD 559
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Home

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  1. I don't need built-in wifi at all, actually. I picked that one because the reviews I saw said it was decent for overclocking.
  2. Thanks for your replies, everyone! I might swing the 2080 upgrade, and I'll look into the PSUs.
  3. Build primarily for gaming, going for 1440p on high settings, 60+fps required, 120+preferred. Does this part list look balanced? I'd like to do a light overclock on the CPU, and I'm not sure how that affects which motherboard I should get. Any advice is appreciated. PCPartPicker Part List: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/3d3HP3 CPU: Intel - Core i7-9700K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($399.99 @ Amazon) CPU Cooler: NZXT - Kraken X62 Rev 2 98.17 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($149.89 @ OutletPC) Motherboard: MSI - MPG Z390 GAMING EDGE AC ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($185.79 @ SuperBiiz) Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($79.99 @ Amazon) Storage: Western Digital - Blue 1 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($109.99 @ Amazon) Video Card: EVGA - GeForce RTX 2070 8 GB Black Video Card ($479.99 @ B&H) Case: NZXT - H500i ATX Mid Tower Case ($96.27 @ Amazon) Power Supply: EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($79.99 @ B&H) Total: $1581.90 Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-05-20 00:13 EDT-0400 I'll be doing some research on 1440p monitors, but I wouldn't mind a recommendation for a good one, preferably less than $500. I'm not planning on using ray tracing, and my primary games are Overwatch, Escape from Tarkov, Dark Souls series games, and Total War series games. Note: Yes, I know 60+ fps at 1440p in Escape from Tarkov is a pipe dream.
  4. TraskJ

    Buzzing Noise on Mic

    The physical knob on my preamp is at about 50%. I'll try messing about with that and see if it fixes the problem.
  5. Hi all, I have a Behringer Ultravoice Xm8500 mic and a Behringer U-Phoria UM2 preamp/dac. My mic has a constant buzzing noise in the background, and it isn't very loud, but it's noticeable enough to annoy me when I record audio. I have the mic on a steel arm. I can't figure out what the problem might be aside from noise through the USB port my preamp/dac is plugged into. If it is noise from the port, how do I fix it? If it isn't, what could the problem be, and how do I go about isolating the issue and solving it? I'm pretty new to this setup. Thanks!
  6. Got it fixed. Thanks! Turns out I seated the RAM incorrectly when I took everything apart and put it back together, and now my idiocy is on the internet for everyone to see.
  7. Hi all, I tried to OC my Ryzen 5 1600 to an embarrassingly high overclock (no over volt, just overclock) and now my computer won't post. The fans spin up, and the motherboard lights up, but there's nothing displayed on the screen, and both the CPU and DRAM EZ-Debug lights are on. I've tried clearing the bios, both by removing the CMOS battery and by using the clear CMOS jumper. Any ideas what I should do next? I doubt I killed my CPU just by trying for a too-high overclock... right? Any help is appreciated! My specs, for anyone wondering: Ryzen 5 1600, Cryorig H7 cooler 16 gb Corsair Vengeance DDR4 2667 MSI B350M Mortar Corsair 650W Full Modular Gold-Rated PSU
  8. I agree with this guy. Go for LOTS of CPU cores if you want to be good for media streaming/transcoding. It may also be worthwhile to pick up a dedicated network card, but that's not my area of expertise, so I'm not sure if motherboard ports will be fast enough. One place I disagree is on pricing. If you want to run the Plex server AND use the system simultaneously, you'll want 16gb of RAM (at least, preferably 32 just to be safe. My 16gb of RAM disappears real quick just from playing Overwatch, streaming, and having some tabs open in my browser) and more cores on the processor. Shoot for something in the R7 lineup. I recommend the upgrade because of your mention of multitasking. EDIT: I didn't comment on the GPU because I don't know much about how transcoding media and playing a game at the same time will affect a GPU. I would guess you'll want something beefier than a 1050ti, but again, someone more qualified should comment on that area.
  9. Hi all! I recently picked up five three-pin case fans to put in my PC, to prepare for my upgrade to a beefier GPU. However, my motherboard only has two fan headers. This should be a simple issue, but I'm not sure if I should be looking at one of the ten dollar hubs, or a fifty dollar one. What are the differences? I know I don't need PWM, given that my fans are only three-pin, but what other features should I look for? (In retrospect, maybe I should have put this in the "Cooling" section, but I'm not sure. Sorry mods!)
  10. I'm currently running an RX 560 in my computer, and I'll be upgrading to a 1070ti soon. I'd like to keep my RX 560 in my rig and use it as a passthrough card for VMs, but neither the RX 560 I have nor the 1070ti I'll be buying are blower-style enclosed cards, so I'm concerned about cooling both of them adequately. My case is a Corsair Carbide 100R, and I currently have two case fans, one intake and one exhaust. I'll be adding two more fans in the front, and possibly two on the top. Will the GPUs be OK in terms of airflow, or should I not bother with the double setup? Any advice is appreciated.
  11. Oooh I like that one. I might actually go for the 27" version, but the bezels on the 24" are tempting. Thanks!
  12. I play Overwatch on low settings. Other games can stick with their 60 fps, that's fine by me. I have absolutely no idea what fast sync is. Time for me to start googling. Thanks!
  13. Yeah, I figured I'd get a good 1070ti and just OC it and basically have a 1080. I play Overwatch on mostly low settings to help with latency, so quality settings shouldn't be an issue.
  14. I'll be upgrading my GPU to a 1070ti sometime soon, and my current 1080p 75hz Freesync monitor won't be able to handle the power of the 1070ti. I'm planning to get a 1440p monitor, but will the 1070ti be able to push 144hz often enough to justify paying the premium for that? And if my GPU can push 144hz, do I even need to bother with GSync? I'd like to pay around $500 for my monitor, but I'm open to pricing options. Any recommendations are welcome. Thanks!
  15. I wouldn't risk it. Upgrade the PSU if you want to OC. I'd always recommend overbuying on the PSU because it's the part that's most capable of murdering all your other parts. (also, nice choice of profile pic)