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About Sound_Barrier

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  • Location
    Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada


  • CPU
    Intel Core i5 6500
  • Motherboard
    MSI B150 Gaming M3
  • RAM
    G.Skill 16GB DDR4 - 2666
  • GPU
    MSI Geforce GTX 1060 6GB
  • Case
    Corsair Spec Alpha
  • Storage
    1 TB Western Digital, 240 GB Kingston SSD
  • PSU
    EVGA SuperNova 550 GS Gold
  • Display(s)
    Philips 32PFL5708/F7 1920 x 1080
  • Keyboard
    G.Skill KM570 Cherry MX Brown
  • Mouse
    Logitech G402
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Home Edition 64-Bit
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  1. This PC is 3 years old. Specs: CPU: Intel Core i5 6500 Motherboard: MSI B150 Gaming M3 GPU: MSI GTX 1060 6GB PSU: EVGA SuperNova GS 550W Memory: G.Skill RipJaws V 16GB Case: Corsair Spec Alpha Storage: Kingston SSDNow V300 240GB / Western Digital Blue 1TB How much is it worth?
  2. My friend is currently having problems with his PC. He's running windows 7 on a desktop computer. He has an i5-4670k and a gtx 660, the CPU usage is extremely high, fluctuates from 50% to 100%. What PC part should I upgrade, he wants to get something in the $200 CAD range. Another side question is, can I use a USB to get free windows 10 upgraded onto his computer or does he need to buy a disk. He has no important files so he is fine with a clean wipe.
  3. The SSD does show up in the bios. I think the cables are good. I didn't get the wrong cables. The HDD did the same thing.
  4. So, I just got cablemod cables and I replaced my SATA power cables but it didn't work. I just connected my SSD (the disk with Windows 10 on it.) into the SATA 1 slot and selected it in my 1 boot option. Once I save, it keeps telling me "Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key. I do also have a WD Caviar HDD. PLease help me.
  5. I want a 1440p monitor. I heard how much monitors are better than TV's for are for PC's. I will be using this monitor for gaming and light content creation. Just in case you need to know: My CPU is an Intel Core i5-6500 and a GTX 1060. Good Luck! Must be: 1440p IPS 27" and up Under $400 CAD
  6. No its not bad. If you want to save some money, I would go for the 650W G2. It seems like you have a pretty high end build, so I would stick with it. You would never want to be cheap with a build like this.
  7. It's straightforward. I am getting cablemod widebeam RGB Strips and I am wondering, can it connect to my MSI B150 Gaming M3 in the case? Do I have to buy something that will make it able to connect or no?
  8. WAAYYYYY better. Totally get it. If you're looking for budget though. I recommend getting a Ryzen CPU if you don't have that much money. It seems like you do though since your considering getting an i7 8700K. 8 cores are better, but the quality of the cores really count. FX cores are trash and not quality. Intel cores, however, are quality, and even if you have fewer cores, it will still perform better. AMD Ryzen series, however, is way better in quality. Plus if you're going to get a new CPU, you also need to get an entirely different motherboard and the sockets are different. Tell me your price range if you want me to find one for you.
  9. https://www.newegg.com/global/uk/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823828018&cm_re=g.skill_km570-_-23-828-018-_-Product Not really silent but I think its a good replacement. I have the same keyboard and its great for typing. I dont know your tastes but theres a good chance it looks like its made for gamers. Just check it out though.
  10. On Gigabytes website, they say that mobo has support for DDR4 XMP up to 4000 Mhz so you should be good.
  11. Just crank up your core clock until your game crashes, then decrease it until it stops for optimal performance.
  12. So I am getting some custom cable and I have some questions. 1. On the Cablemod configurator website, there is only a dual 6+2 pin option which is what I have for my graphics card currently. It looks terrible having the extra pin sticking out like a sour thumb. My question is, can I use an 8 pin pcie cable or do I have to use the dual 6+2 pin. My graphics card is an MSI GTX 1060 Twin Frozr VI. 2. I am really confused on ssd and hard drive cables. I want to get 1 extension cable for a Sata Power cable. Can I connect this sata power cable to a current sata cable and will it be Jolly Fine. Much Appreciated if you make a configuration list consisting of Non-Custom PSU Cables with a 24 Pin Power cable, a pcie cable for my gpu, and a sata power extension. Thank you in Advance.