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About DJ46

  • Title
    Geek on a budget
  • Birthday 1998-06-04

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  • Interests
    Computers, games, internet, doing the best I can in highschool.


  • CPU
    Intel Core i7-4790
  • Motherboard
    Gigabyte B85N
  • RAM
    Adata 4GB + Kingston 8GB
  • GPU
    XFX GTR RX 480 8GB
  • Case
    Lian Li PC-A05NB
  • Storage
    Samsung 850 EVO 500GB
  • PSU
    Corsair RM1000i
  • Display(s)
    HP Compaq LA2306x
  • Cooling
    Scythe Ninja 4
  • Keyboard
    Drevo Gramr (modded with real Cherry MX Blues)
  • Mouse
    Logitech G502 Proteus Core
  • Sound
    Sennheiser HD555
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 (+StartIsBack)

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  1. DJ46

    What to avoid, what to look for

    I swear to god, this forum is... He's looking at 32" monitors with FREESYNC because he has an AMD GPU and plans to stay on "the red team". Yet he's supposed to get a 24" TN panel with G-sync "asap"?! On topic though - well known brands often have more accurate colours out of the box and better panels (as in maybe the same model of panel but higher quality/binned by the manufacturer), maybe a better stand and warranty. Cheaper panels from less known brand are sometimes more likely to get stuck/dead pixels. Also, check detailed reviews for those monitors. They have VA panels and some users seem to be complaining about ghosting. I considered a monitor with a VA panel before and found a review that showed that things like white lines on an in-game HUD left a noticable trail if you were looking at a shadow or something dark and moved around.
  2. DJ46

    i5 3450 for streaming ?

    Not sure. It seems possible, but there might be a limit in there somewhere. But it's worth testing.
  3. DJ46

    Cooler under 147mm

    I believe I've seen a few 120mm tower coolers around the same height, but those are even harder to find. If I had to go for a 92mm tower I'd probably get a downdraft cooler with a bigger fan instead.
  4. DJ46

    Making a switch heavier

    Yeah, I loved my Blues but now the clicking annoys me a bit. Brown don't have as much tactile feedback so I considered Zealios but then I realised I bottom outwhile typing all the time, so I might as well go for a light linear switch with o-rings. You can try anything. Whether it will be any good, well...
  5. DJ46

    Making a switch heavier

    Yeah pretty much. Also o-rings don't make the switch heavier, they shorten the travel after activation and make the keyboard quieter if you bottom out.
  6. DJ46

    i5 3450 for streaming ?

    Your CPU isn't all that great but Fortnite and LoL don't use the GPU much (especially if you lower the details to see enemies easier), so you could use Geforce Experience or set OBS to use NVENC.
  7. DJ46

    Cooler under 147mm

    If you can find a Cryorig H7, you could have a 120mm fan instead of a 92mm one.
  8. DJ46

    my new pc freezes?

    I've found that people recommend updating the firmware. One guy had an issue a power plan in Windows but since your friend has an Intel CPU I'm leaning towards a firmware issue with the SSD. Here's more information about doing the update: https://www.storagereview.com/how_to_upgrade_kingston_ssd_firmware (Make sure to backup any really important files, just in case. Even if nothing happens, it's always nice to know you won't lose anything.)
  9. DJ46

    my new pc freezes?

    I bought my first SSD in 2015 and since then I've always ran with a single SSD in my build and no other storage. I have Windows, all my programs, games and even photos and music all on a single drive. It's literally never been an issue. My old 256GB SSD is now in my sisters PC, I'm running a 500GB one and a 128GB one in my laptop. None of these have other drives.
  10. For a while I only used twist ties when I was doing cable management. I liked that they were reusable and I could add a wire to a group of already managed ones. They don't hold very well and some of the metal can get exposed, but they should be fine for fan cables. Make sure the ends or any visible parts of the metal wire inside don't touch a PCB.
  11. The PSU doesn't really matter, I just wanted some more info in case I could find a more widespread issue with the motherboard, but that doesn't seem likely. The PSU could affect the 5V USB requires to run but that's also a weird thing to go wrong. Some motherboards have a voltage reading in the BIOS, yours probably doesn't though and it's usually not accurate anyway. Maybe you could check the voltage with a multimeter if you have one? You could try Device Manager -> Keyboards and checking the power management tab. There you will find the box “allow the computer to turn off this device to save power.” It will probably be unchecked and greyed out but it's worth checking.
  12. DJ46

    RX 570 not being used

    I was just reacting as that clip made me think you considered setting them one by one a solution. Though now I wonder if setting Windows to the High Performance power plan would make any difference at all.
  13. DJ46

    RX 570 not being used

    I mean, on any PC I've ever worked on primary GPU meant primary GPU. The CPU didn't push its own onboard GPU over the discrete one that the screen was plugged into. Setting all games one by one .exe after .exe to make them run doesn't seem like a fix.
  14. DJ46

    RX 570 not being used

    You liar! /s In all seriousness I'm glad everything is working fine. If you want to set a specific GPU for a particular program you could go to the Graphics settings (under Display) in Windows I talked about at first. It let's you select the .exe and choose if you want to run it on the low power or the high performance GPU.
  15. DJ46

    RX 570 not being used

    Have you tried reinstalling Windows? Also, how did you recover the system after that BSOD caused by disabling the onboard GPU? If it wasn't too difficult it might be worth trying it again on the new BIOS.