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  • CPU
    i7 6700k
  • Motherboard
    Gigabyte Z170 Gaming 5
  • RAM
    16GB (2x8GB) G.Skill Ripjaws V 3000MHz
  • GPU
    Gigabyte GTX 1080ti Aorus Xtreme Edition
  • Case
    BeQuiet Silent Base 800
  • Storage
    Samsung 970 Evo 500GB
    Samsung 840 Evo 500GB
    2x Seagate Ironwolf 6TB
    Seagate Ironwolf 8TB
  • PSU
    Corsair RM750x (2018)
  • Display(s)
    Acer Predactor XB271HU (IPS Panel 2560x1440@144hz)
    Samsung SyncMaster BX2450 (1920x1080@60hz)
  • Cooling
    Corsiar H100i GTX
  • Keyboard
    Corsair K70 RGB (Mk.1) w/ Cherry MX Brown switches
  • Mouse
    Logitech MX518
  • Sound
    Logitech Z506 5.1
    Razer Tiamat 7.1 (v1) [Broken mic]
    Plantronics RIG 500E
    Neewer NW-700
    Steinberg UR-12
  • Operating System
    Windows 10

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  1. Where are you buying from (Country and store)? > Moved to New Builds and Planning
  2. It's worth noting that the EVGA N1 400W and EVGA N1 650W are different. The 400W model doesn't even have PFC. They're both crap, but the 400W version is somehow even more crap.
  3. You can clearly see in that photo that the cord is not properly inserted in to the socket. It is clearly not inserted fully in the photos you provided, which also explains the symptoms you are having. If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, quacks like a duck, then it's probably a duck. You just perfectly explained why you cannot trust amazon customer reviews, especially when it comes to things like power supplies. Any customer who doesn't know how to plug in the power cable can go on Amazon and leave a review. Just because you know how to click "Add to Cart" does not mean you know how power supplies work. How many programmers does it take to plug in a cable? Wrong department; that's a hardware problem.
  4. 10 years warranty on the Corsair RM1000i. https://www.corsair.com/us/en/Categories/Products/Power-Supply-Units/rmi-series-config/p/CP-9020084-NA Probably should also invest in a UPS as well if that is the case.
  5. How would they RMA a 2nd hand 10 year old Sunbeam power supply that originally shipped with a 1 year non-transferable warranty just because they or the previous owner lost the cables that goes with it?
  6. What do you mean by header? What sort of cable is it? Do you have a picture of the cable you're talking about?
  7. > Moved to Phones and Tablets. Please check for the appropriate forum before posting.
  8. I did the same thing when I cancelled my subscription. I didn't get a reply though.
  9. Assuming the stock cooler can keep the CPU cool during normal games or CPU stress tests then there's no reason it wouldn't be able to do so during VR.
  10. Might have something to do with the SATA cable that is hanging halfway out of the socket. After you dust the PC try plugging it in properly and see if it boots. Also move the ram stick to the red slot on the left (if it still doesn't work try the other slots). Are there any error codes on the motherboard debug display when you try turning it on?
  11. Spotty


    Linus discussed it on the WAN show 2 weeks ago. (around 47min)
  12. If it has worked for this long with your i5 system then you should consider yourself lucky. As mentioned it lacks PFC which is really the most basic thing that any power supply of the last 10-15 years should have. Despite the "500" written on the label, it is not a 500W power supply. Total output is only 427W according to the label and maximum rated output on the 12V rail(s) is low with only 360W. Modern hardware relies heavily on 12V, with your CPU and graphics card drawing all of their power through 12V. It also fails to meet any of the 80+ efficiency standards. You probably won't find much information on the RS-500-PCAR-I3. I believe the RS-500-PCAR-I3 was not sold separately and was only included with Cooler Master cases in the late 2000s/early 2010s. You would buy a cheap Cooler Master case w/ "500w" power supply bundle and it would come with that power supply included. I would normally recommend just replacing it ASAP since it is bad, but seeing as how you are planning on replacing your system with new CPU + Motherboard + RAM it gives you a good opportunity to replace the power supply as well. When you buy your new motherboard, RAM, CPU make sure you also buy a new power supply to go with it. You mentioned you were planning on replacing the GTX1060 later (next year?) so I would recommend going with a good quality 550W power supply and that should be fine if you want to upgrade your GPU later.
  13. As mentioned there is already a [very popular] section dedicated to build help. https://linustechtips.com/main/forum/18-new-builds-and-planning/
  14. Oh wow. That's actually an image used on the Thermaltake website for marketing that case. Why would they not choose a better motherboard which have the PCIe x16 slot in the correct place? That looks absolutely awful with the GPU up against the PSU shroud, made even worse by the GPU sag. What motherboard and graphics card do you have? Do you have a picture of your setup so I can get a better idea of what you have to work with? Even if you remove the PSU shroud the graphics card may stilll be mostly blocked by the PSU itself if it is as bad as it is in the example picture.