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Everything posted by Dayglorange

  1. I have almost finished my upgrade from (Blue) Beast to (Black) Beauty. It's been five years since I built the original Blue Beast, and since then I've gone through soooooooo many different iterations of it, to eventually replacing every part save for a few (like my card reader, BD/DVD drive, some fans and an external drive bay thing). I started out with: Rosewill Blackhawk Blue edition ATX mid tower case AMD A8 7600 APU ASRock FM2A88X+ BTC G.Skill Ares 8GB (2x4) DDR3-2400 WD Black2 1TB HDD 120GB SSD Hybrid drive Corsair GS600 80+ Bronze 600W PSU Over the course of the last 5 years since I built it, I've added and replaced so many things...to eventually end up with this: Phanteks Enthoo Pro tempered glass ATX full tower case AMD Ryzen 5 3600 Corsair H60 CPU cooler ASRock X570 Steel Legend wifi ax Corsair Dominator Platinum RGB 32GB (4x8) DDR4-3000 Samsung 970 Evo 500GB m.2 NVMe SSD Seagate Barracuda 3TB HDD ASRock Radeon RX 5700 XT Corsair RMx 850 W 80+ Gold PSU and an arseload of RGB things. I love it, I've spent way too much money on this system, and I'm probably not done with it yet. I still have to try my hand at custom water cooling....
  2. And I thought I had an overkill RGB system I gotta ask, how are you liking the Ironclaw so far? I just got one myself recently but I'm still torn between it and my wired Nightsword. All Corsair, all the way though!
  3. Cable management is a giant pain in the butt. I have torn down and rebuilt my PC so many freaking times just because I don't like my cable management, and every time I only get a teeensy weensy little bit better at it... cable monster aside your build looks pretty damn solid I'd say. If you're gonna tackle those cables my only advice is that cable ties are your friend.
  4. Tested the card in another system? Test a different card in that system? This may help to determine that the GPU is definitely the cause.
  5. ^^^^ If you're not running on a UPS, you should be. Even if you live in a modern house, that's no guarantee that something might happen and cause damage to your PC. You can get a pretty decent UPS from CyberPower for anywhere from $80-$200 depending on your system's total power draw at max. I run a 900Watt/1500VA on my system with an 850W PSU that never gets close to max even under load (I just upgraded from a 750W and never maxed that one either) and this is more than enough for my system.
  6. For the keyboards/mice, if they are able to save hardware profiles then you will need to create a hardware profile and then save it to the device. They usually come with 3 pre-made profiles already saved to the device (all rainbow vomit default settings). As for the Dominator Platinum, if you have "full software control" enabled they won't save the effects in hardware. If its off, it should save your chosen effect in hardware by default. I have mine set to rain purple/blue and if iCue isn't running, it still displays this. EDIT: Here's a link to a handy guide for iCUE on the Corsair forums that you might find helpful.
  7. As far as I know, this is only possible with the devices which can save to a hardware profile. So some keyboards, some mice, RAM, fans, etc. I run all Corsair fans in my system off a Node Pro, with 4 lighting strips, and 4 sticks of Dominator Platinum RGB and they all have a hardware lighting option. My keyboard and mouse have hardware profiles that they default to when iCue isn't running. The only things that rainbow vomit without iCue are the mouse pad and headset stand.
  8. Node Pro controls RGB, but won't control fan speeds. I use one with 5 HD RGB fans and 2 light strips, and have never had control over fan speeds, only the RGB. I would make a backup of your profiles before you switch things out, maybe take screenshots of all your settings in case you have to dial them in again. Have you looked on the Corsair forums to see if anyone answered this question there?
  9. You'll lose out on some PCI-E slots with a smaller board, as well as having less space between components, and also less RAM capacity. Unless using a small form factor case, I would always opt for a regular size motherboard because upgrade/expansion is much easier later on. For example, if the built-in wifi dies you could still add a PCI-E wifi card to it. If you need more USB ports, you can add expansion cards for that too.
  10. LOL I custom built my computer myself, but nice try. Only reason its like that right now is because I'm stuck with an old GPU since my good one died and I'm a broke college student.
  11. I live in an ancient house, and even in a modern home I would never run my computer and a space heater on the same circuit. I'm lucky, my computer does a great job at being a space heater on its own but most definitely NEVER run a space heater through a power strip/surge protector as they aren't designed to handle that kind of power. Unless you want this:
  12. The more files you have, the longer backups take (or at least the initial backup if you use something that only copies files if they have changed), but the less you'll lose if you have a failure. Invest in some sort of external storage - either an external HDD, a NAS, or a cloud storage service to backup your important files. If you watched the recent Synology NAS video as Linus said its the 3-2-1 rule of data backups: Have at least 3 copies of your data, store them on 2 different kinds of media, and keep one safe off-site. I was taught the same thing in my IT classes.
  13. If you go for a 2600 then you wouldn't need an x570 board unless you NEED PCI-E Gen 4 or something. I'd go with a either an x470 or b450 board regardless of if you get a 2600 or 3600. They can be found cheaper than the x570 boards, usually. You don't need a super high end motherboard unless you need the extra features for overclocking or something. I have a 3600 with an ASRock x570 Steel Legend wifi board and it does just fine. The only thing I'd change is maybe get the full ATX sized version of that motherboard, since you're getting a full tower case and its not much more expensive as far as I can tell. Otherwise, I think your build is just fine.
  14. Hybrid HBM2? I know a fair bit about HBM/HBM2 as I'm a huge tech nerd and spend my spare time just researching stuff, but I've never heard of a hybrid HBM2. I'll have to look that up and see if its worth waiting to find out if it's going to be in any upcoming cards.
  15. @Tech Deck If you're not comfortable potentially ruining a perfectly good CPU, don't try de-lidding it. It sounds like you should be fine if you replace the stock cooler with a better aftermarket one. I'd try that FIRST, before anything else, because if it works then great, you're done. If not, then you could look into de-lidding if you feel comfortable risking it. Always start with the safest option first! It will save you a lot of headache and potentially money.
  16. See, I was hoping to make this card last at least until Christmas when I should have some more funds, and hopefully there are more sales, but I just never know anymore. My first R9 270X didn't even last a year before it died, my Fury was fine until it wasn't, I've gone through 3 PSUs already since I first built my system, and I've already had to exchange the CPU and RAM on this build when I upgraded a few months ago because I couldn't figure out for sure what was faulty. I'm crossing my fingers and hoping it was just a momentary glitch.
  17. Well, I might have to pull the trigger on a new card sooner rather than later and settle for what I can get. I think this GPU might be on the outs because I just had a black screen crash when tabbing back in to a game. Either that, or the PSU could be the culprit according to Event Viewer logs and bugcheck codes. It might have also just been a random fluke because I was also adjusting the fan curve while it happened, though I was doing the same thing earlier today and had no problems. I hate my garbage luck with technology.
  18. There's part of me that would love to see her work for LMG (I think they need more women on staff tbh) but the other part of me jealous because I have at least another 2 years before they'll even consider hiring me cause I'm not Canadian (gotta get that bachelor's degree to be considered "skilled" enough to get a work visa) and I've been trying for the last 2 years while working on my associate's. BUT I am glad to finally see a female win one of these tech giveaways for once; we like computers too ya'll!
  19. Fury was only 4GB, but it was HBM. I never ran into memory problems, surprisingly, even at 4k with that card. I definitely want to go for 8GB for whatever I get next, but I'm hesitant to go for a 590 because it might not perform as well at 4k from what I've read.
  20. That's what I'm hoping, but so far nothing I've had my eye on has changed price at all. I got really lucky with my Fury when I got that, my luck might have all been spent on that. I literally bought that card at a badass price on the very exact day my GPU at that time died on me lol
  21. Yes, it was a Sapphire Nitro R9 Fury, (not a Fury X) and it was an amazing card. Like I've mentioned, I'd just buy the same card if I could find one for the same price but I'm limited to buying from Newegg because of how my warranty refund worked. Newegg has a used one for about $300 which I can't really justify for a used card even one as great as the Fury. So yeah, I'm kind forked til I can scrape up enough money to go for a better card or hope the ones I'm looking at for viable replacements drop in price (and preferably before my old card that I'm using in the interim decides to die - again) or something new comes out at the right price point. I just can't really do much with the card I'm stuck with and was hoping to get back in working order sooner rather than later. Chalk it up to the instant gratification culture I was raised in, I guess. I'm impatient, especially when it comes to working on my computer.
  22. I'm not familiar with the MSI BIOS but it should be pretty similar to most others, there should be a section for "Advanced config" and listed under north bridge config. At least that's where it is for me on my asrock board. If you have your motherboard manual handy (you can also Google it for a digital pdf) it should also mention where that setting is located specifically for your board. I added a pic of my bios screen that may or may not help depending on how similar yours is.
  23. Did you go into the BIOS and disable the igpu and the shared memory it uses? That'll make your gaming experience a bit shit if everything's trying to use the igpu because it's not as good as a dedicated card and it uses system RAM as it's vram which will be slower than the gddr5 on your rx580.
  24. I wish that were the case here, but I'm in the US and warranty/return policies are all the feck over the place depending on where you bought it from. The card itself came with I think a 2-year warranty from Sapphire, but I contacted them and they said it was no longer under warranty and they don't make them anymore (there isn't even a page for the Fury on their site anymore). I was a dumb and at first I forgot that I bought the 3-year extra warranty via Newegg (which actually went through Square Trade, that was fun hunting it down because they changed providers since I bought it and I never got any emails or notifications about it) so in the end I'm only out the $50 I spent on the plan + tax/shipping from when I bought the card, since I didn't have to pay to ship it back and I got back what I paid for it when I bought it. I only wish that I could either find another Fury for the same price, or that they'd given me a generic Visa gift card so I could buy from wherever instead of being stuck to only Newegg (nothing wrong with Newegg, I just sometimes find better prices elsewhere). Anyway, I'm pretty sure I'm gonna wait til I can afford an RX 5700 or potentially grab a Vega or Radeon VII, depending on what goes on sale and how much money I'll have to spend past the $250 I got back. I'm currently broke and in between jobs or I'd already have ordered something. I'm still torn between either Sapphire or ASRock for my next card though, considering both my GPUs that I've had die were Sapphire and I've had 3 ASRock motherboards with zero issues. I'm very wary to try brands I'm not as familiar with personally. I might give an Asus card a shot seeing as my Asus display is still serving me well 5 years later. I'm hoping there will be some good sales this holiday season, or someone takes pity on me and I get a buttload of money for Christmas and/or my birthday in January...