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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 | 1x Seagate Ironwolf 8TB
  • PSU
    Corsair RM750x (2018)
  • Display(s)
    Acer Predactor XB271HU (IPS Panel 2560x1440@144hz) + Samsung SyncMaster BX2450 (1920x1080@60hz)
  • Cooling
    Corsiar H100i
  • 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
  • Operating System
    Windows 10

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  1. Spotty

    Middle School Project

    You could look in to whether old PCs can be re-purposed or repaired as opposed to discarding them as waste. Your presentation can be about you taking a PC that would have otherwise been discarded and you can work on it, diagnose its problems, and fix it. Discuss how the PC would have been thrown out as the owner thought it was broken and couldn't be fixed, or wasn't worth fixing. Explain what the problem with the PC was and the steps you took to fix it and get it working. Do some research in to eWaste and how much waste is generated by devices that could have been repaired or re-purposed instead of discarded. The $50 budget could be what you have to spend on the system and replacement parts to fix the system. As for finding old PCs to work on, try explaining your project to your schools IT department and ask if they have any old/broken PCs that you could have. Otherwise check local swap sites for old PCs or such. Maybe even try some eWaste recyclers if there are any in your area (places like FreeGeek which is in a few LTT scrapyard wars videos). The bonus is if all goes well at the end of it you will have yourself a PC. If you don't need a PC and if you're lucky you might even be able to sell it for a profit. If you can't fix it, then don't worry too much about it. Do your report the same way and still discuss the problems with throwing out broken things rather than repairing them and just be like "Well, unfortunately as I found out some things aren't cost-effective to repair". Your teachers won't care if it doesn't work, they'll only care that you put the effort in to your report. With science and doing experiments sometimes you get results you weren't expecting and all you can do is present your findings as they are.
  2. Spotty

    Which one should i choose?

    I think I've seen your build in other posts. Budget ITX/MicroATX build, yes? Still, might help if you post the system specs for people to be able to give the best advice on which PSU to choose. Either of those PSUs are fine. Since it's $10 cheaper, I'd probably just go with the CX450M. Or, better yet the CX550 is currently AUD$77 https://au.pcpartpicker.com/product/FdRFf7/corsair-cx-2017-550w-80-bronze-certified-atx-power-supply-cp-9020121-na Both the MasterWatt 550w and Corsair CX450M are semi modular... You end up using most of the cables anyway. The modular cables for the CX450M are 1x PCIe cable (2 connectors), 1x SATA cable (4 connectors), 1x Peripheral cable (3 connectors + 1 Floppy). The only set of cables you might not use is the peripheral (molex) connectors. I think the Masterwatt has 2 SATA cables (3 connectors), so you could maybe get away with not using one of those to save on another cable. The other advantage to modular PSUs besides cable management is the advantage of having custom cables. Though, that isn't really there either as both units are semi modular so the motherboard 24pin and CPU power cables are fixed. IMO not really worth spending $25+ on a set of custom PCIe cables if the motherboard/CPU cables are still going to be stock.
  3. Spotty

    Power supply+case bundle

    That PSU appears to be an unbranded TR2 that was sold bundled with some Thermaltake cases. The model number TRS-600AH2NK seen in the bottom right hand corner of the label is the same used in the TR2 S 600w. Very low quality power supply. Not suitable for an RTX 2070 imo. Should be replaced.
  4. Spotty

    NEW PSU Tier List

    I'm also interested by what @LukeSavenije meant by that. Explain?
  5. Spotty

    Friends PC Problems

    The H310M motherboard is not compatible with the i5 6400. Same physical socket (1151), but incompatible chipsets. You will need an 8th or 9th* gen Intel CPU for that motherboard. *9th gen may require BIOS update i5 6400 + RX580 will only need about 300w under max load.
  6. Do you have a graphics card? Forgot to mention that with Ryzen 1600 you will need a graphics card. Though you can use the 2200G or 2400G which have integrated graphics.
  7. Nope. Even though they use the same 1151 socket, the chipsets are not compatible. For 8th gen you will require H310, B360, H370, Z360, or Z390 motherboard. Though the i3 8100 isn't very good value and since you would require a new motherboard anyway you would be better off going with a Ryzen CPU. Better performance and value in the low end. You could get a Ryzen 1600 (you will need new motherboard!) which is a 6 core 12 thread CPU for less than the i3 8100 (4core/4 thread)
  8. Yep! You can plug either PCIe or CPU in to any of those 3 sockets labelled PCIe & CPU. You probably don't need the additional 4pin connector though. Will work fine with just the 8pin, even when overclocking.
  9. @bitwit It appears to be missing from the voting options, but I vote for the option where you don't use one of the worst 'brand name' power supplies to power a system with an RTX graphics card (an RTX 2080 judging by the 1x8pin + 1x6pin!)



    C'mon Bitwit, even if you're not sponsored by a PSU brand surely you can do better than a crappy $37 group regulated PSU. You're giving me flashbacks of the time you replaced the Great Wall PSU in the Walmart PC with a Seasonic M12ii.

    @jonnyGURU Think you can convince the marketing department to do a sponsorship deal for Bitwit? Throw a few CX550s his way, maybe even a TX550m... Please... For the sake of people who watch his videos :D

    1. Ankerson


      A lot of them use crap PSU's.


      Only very few actually do use good ones and you can count them on one hand and have a bunch of fingers left over.


      YT seems to be getting worse as time goes on as far as the quality of the subject matter, it's more about them hearing themselves talk these days.


      That's why MOST of the worst threads start with "I saw this video" 🙄


      Not so much here, but over on Toms Hardware we get a ton of PSU related threads, it really is unbelievable how bad they are.


      Between YT and some forums that they got bad advice from that I won't mention they end up over on Toms Hardware for us to fix it.


      Happens a lot. ;)





    2. jonnyGURU


      That is pretty sad.


  10. What model PSU do you have? If unsure take a photo of the label on the PSU. System specs?
  11. My thoughts after watching the final episode of Game Of Thrones...



    1. imreloadin


      Did you really have to put that in spoilers lol?

    2. Spotty
  12. Spotty

    Dead PSU?

    Get in contact with EVGA support and see what they say. If the PSU is faulty then they may pay for the return shipping. I haven't dealt with EVGA returns, but I have had other companies email me a label I could print out to give me free return shipping to them.
  13. Spotty

    can this psu be fixed

    Ah, yeah. That's a pretty bad power supply. The problem is if the power supply is so badly damaged like that, then there's no doubt that the motherboard will also be screwed. Replacing just the PSU won't fix the problem. Look after yourself and your other responsibilities first. Maybe sell the parts that are still working (maybe CPU, maybe GPU) and just save up to replace the system when you can. If you need a PC for study/work/etc then see if you have any friends or family who can lend/give you an old PC.
  14. Spotty

    Which PSU is better?

    I'd say they're about equal with each other. Considering the Straight Power 11 550w costs 5,000 (15 Euro) more, I'd go with the Bitfenix Whisper M. You can't really go wrong with either of them though.
  15. Spotty

    Which PSU is better?

    So prices are... RM750x (38,000). Straight Power 11 750w (40,000). Cooler Master V1000 (36,000). EVGA G2 750w (38,000) The 550w variants look to be around the 30,000 mark, so I would say that's enough of a price difference. May as well save your money and go the 550w version since the 750w version isn't going to give you any benefit. I'd recommend the Bitfenix Whisper M 550w for 28,000 (~85 Euro). Just as good or better than the ones listed and 30 Euro or so cheaper. https://www.arukereso.hu/tapegyseg-c3158/bitfenix/whisper-m-550w-gold-bp-wg550umag-9fm-p356074877/