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  1. Just wondering if it's worth waiting for ryzen 2 (5 series) or i might as well go for a 1600 now
  2. Credit to Brandon Thonen (@hiperfin) for the egregious gif

  3. Hey everybody! So, I'm planning a build and I'm not sure what cpu to implement in my build. Here are the options: A Ryzen 1600 Ryzen 1600x Waiting for Ryzen + to come out, even though I don't think this is actually an option as i plan on building sooner than April. I'm sold on the ryzen side because it's cheaper, doesn't require a stock cooler basic OC (source: pcpartpicker) and I have a used graphic card that I can use with it so i wouldn't benefit from integrated graphics in a period where buying a decent card requires setting up a mortgage. The real race here is between the 1600 and 1600x: is the performance (also projected in the future, I'd rather not change processor in 2 years) worth the 30€ (35ish bucks) difference? Thank you very much in advance
  4. No Post Ryzen

    Mobo: MSI b350m gaming proCPU: Ryzen 5 1600Memory: 1x16 gb corsair vengeance led (found it oem new on ebay)GPU: amd HD 5850. All the fans are spinning but the monitor is receveing no input. I have different results if i plug in one, the other, or both gpu pcie cable (recorded everything (sorry for portrait mode)) if i plug in 1 pcie to the gpu i get the 2 bug lights above (cpu+ram) if i plug in the other i get none, but still no post if i plug in both i get the 2 bug lights and the gpu fan spin slower and quieter. If i take the gpu out and go for vga (though i guess with ryzen this shouldn't work) i get no debug lights, and no post. Also notice that when i go to short the power off the fan speed changes and the memory bug light turns on and off, though this may happen because I accidentaly touch other pins (it doesn't do it when I plug in the power header to turn it off more easily). I also tried changing the stick position to the other slot but no difference. I don't have any other stick of ram to try on, and no other computer to test the single parts, i guess i could go to a random electronics shop but i bought the parts on amazon so it's not exactly sure they'll helpIt's my first time and it's getting pretty confusing. thank you in advance for your help
  5. Hi everybody, a simple question: will opening up a laptop (hp pavilion x360 14-ba000nl) to insert an additional storage device void the warranty? And is there any way they can find out if I did?
  6. so guys i bought a corsair 350d obsidian and it comes with a front facing 140mm fan and a rear 120mm fan. I would like to achieve positive pressure so that dust doesnt get sucked in too much (yes i have dust filters). Will the size difference (140 vs 120) be able to provide sufficient difference in air flow or should i get another fan to get the air in?
  7. Hi everybody, I've found an interesting offer on 16 gb of 3000 Mhz RAM (like these). They're in good condition (claims the seller). The only thing that bugs me is why he's selling them: he says it is because they're not compatible with his mobo (a MSI X370 Gaming Plus) but work perfectly on a friends computer running an i7700k. My build would use a msi b350m gaming pro mobo and a ryzen 5 1600. Is there any risk for incompatibility here? PS He claims "not all 3000mhz ram are the same, so the fact that a mobo supports ram up to 3200Mhz [his does] doesn't mean that that ram will run at 3000Mhz, it depens on the compatibility between the two components". Is there any truths to this?
  8. See this thread (special thanks to @dogc_kyle, who helped out a lot) for clarity, but basically we're trying to upgrade a notebook that has an m.2 base storage that we would like to expand with an hdd or ssd since there is a free 2.5" bay. We were wondering wether the above chipset (pentium 4415u) would support such expansion or not. Thank you very much in advance for your help.
  9. Buying an expansion for sister laptop

    Thank you very much for the help! I'm actually buying an ssd anyway (building a pc myself this time around) so i might be able to use mine, see if it detects it and plan accordingly. I'm trying to find the rubber sleeve on amazon but nothing useful shows up. Maybe I'm using the wrong keywords, but I'm only finding 2.5" to 3.5" adapters.
  10. Buying an expansion for sister laptop

    first of all thank you so much for the explanation, but just to be clear, you're saying to open up the laptop and see wether there is a 2.5 sata slot and if there is to put an ssd or a hdd (having the same connector both should work, right?) and then plan accordingly? Only certain way to know is opening it up and looking i guess, but if there is none, could i buy one? it ships with a gold intel Pentium 4415U, hope it's not bad news but why would they put an empty 2.5" slot with a sata cable if it is not supported? Either they put it or they don't (right?) Thank you again very much for your time
  11. Hi guys, my sister's 18th birthday is coming up and we've decided to buy her a laptop (HP Pavilion x360 - 14-ba000nl) it's not the gratest but it is ok for what she needs. Anyway, the problem is storage: it only has a 128 m.2 ssd, great for speed, not so much for quantity, So, given that we have a little spare budget, I thought of buying her a 64 or 128 gb sd (the laptop comes with a card reader in the IO). Would you reccomend that over a external HDD? I'm asking because a friend told me that SDs are more prone to failing and reccomended an hd instead. Thank you so much
  12. Deciding on a new monitor

    Thank you all very much, I've learnt something new!
  13. Deciding on a new monitor

    So i'm still planning on my build and now i am looking for a monitor. I found an AOC, lcd fhd, 1ms response time (though I seem to understand this doesn't count much), 75 Hz and freesync. It costs 10€ more than a samsung led with fhd, 1ms response and 60 hz, no freesync. Based on the specs alone, I would go for the AOC, I just don't know if I trust them since I never heard anyone using their monitors. Can you experience help me out?
  14. Hi guys, I have been scavenging through the internet to find a decent gpu for my first build. What I have noticed -apart from the fact that in europe pricing is a lot higher than the equivalent of euros from usd- is that certain brand of non reference cards, even with similar clock speeds, have very different pricing. A simple question rose: Why? I'll bring an example just to make myself clearer: gtx 1060 6 gb, pricing ranges from 300€ (by gigabye) to 395 € (Asus). Is there any difference amongst the cards other than aesthetics?
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