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  1. @TotallyNotGigabit Thanks! I really appreciate the help & confirmation of what I thought. I had a feeling parts were missing but msi's website didnt give size specs and I'm new to laptops/PC building. I checked amazon which gave a better idea but I wasn't sure if there were "upgraded" models & perhaps this one was a lower end of the series. I plan on ordering the parts now. I prefer to have a 500g-1T ssd & then have the HD for storage only. Would you have any suggestions on upgrade parts? I feel like Ill order the wrong ram & m2 and run into compatibility issues. Ram has to match sticks I know but isn't there something else that has to match? I thought the same had to be done with the sata port as well I dont want to overkill it with upgrades but I dont want to limit the budget. Its mainly a work computer replacement but if I can play games like WOW & others on it, wouldn't be the worst thing My thinking is put in upgrades, move OS to the SSD, format the HD so its fresh & ram upgrade so though its used, all previous owner data or worse is wiped & Ive got a rig that will be more then enough for daily use & most of all safe. I dont know why but Ive felt like theres something hidden on this PC hence the great deal I got on it.
  2. @TotallyNotGigabit I checked but I didnt see anything that stood out, perhaps I was looking in the wrong spot. I did find this(1st pic) that made me curious of the space/storage issues. I found a 1T HD but didnt see any ssd, just an empty m2 slot. Right now until I can figure the factory specs of this particular model Im not sure if the previous owner pulled out anything. Im also not sure if it erased everything during the reset though it said it would erase all previous partitions. Im not sure if this is the correct wording - I was thinking somehow they combined or split a drive for some sort of raid set up if the space isn't taken up by something else
  3. I just picked up a msi Gl73 8rd from a pawn shop. It reset it using the msi factory settings way (youtube tutorial) & updated fine after but it seems slow starting up & I feel space is missing. What type of storage comes factory? Ive got 558 on C drive & 349 on "data". Also dragon center shows 1T HD but this PC shows 558 & 465 free on C & 349 on "data". The OS loads from the C drive(HD) instead of what seems to be the SSD. Does this sound normal &or could something be taking up space? Can I just add another 8 gig stick or should I replace that with 32?(what I thought this should have) I feel like parts are missing or changed & MSI website doesn't state size of said drives. Note- I have it in my head its a 1T HD & the data is an ssd & the OS should boot from the ssd Any advice on the subject is or laptop itself is greatly appreciated( its replacing a HP stream13 nightmare for daily use)
  4. @WoodenMarker I would completely agree. I think ive watched to many videos where every fan slot was taken up by RGB and somehow got it in my head that's just the way. I think that's most likely the way Ill go. Im doing temp tests tonight while I game & record so once parts arrive I can do a comparison. I have the biggest feeling Ill see a big difference but overall find wanting 5-6 fans and other coolers would have been to cluttered, not needed and more bright than preferred. You've been extremely helpful and I beyond really appreciate it! Owe you big time
  5. @WoodenMarker I started to think about that after I posted it and Im now looking at 3 packs but more at 2 Corsair magnet fans. Im not huge on RGB stuff. The reason for the 5 pack was to replace & take up the current fans so it would look more complete plus price per unit. Since Im probably going to over spend on my CPU cooler I can save $$$ elsewhere. Ive been researching all items posted and watching comparison videos. I didn't think I would need all those fans just to keep it cool and I don't plan on doing tests & overclocking. Im looking at it as the way I do my cars, spend a little more on the better oil & quality parts, car lasts longer/less likely to have issues over time. I really appreciate the info & food for thought on the topic. It definitely helped cover things I wasn't thinking of at the moment which can save up to $60 which can go along way. Im still pretty sold on the noctua for various reasons, mainly ease of install but Ive got a playlist full of videos Im watching while reading on forums to see what others have done given my case, cpu & intended use. Im probably still overthinking it to much, theres just so many choices.
  6. @WoodenMarker I trust and have heard more about the brand itself and this particular fan is getting great reviews of matching/ beating AIO temps and extremely quiet. It also comes with very easy install process compared to others & has a 6 year warranty. Reliability and being quiet are my top 2 priorities as when I game and do videos it can run for 12+ hours with multiple things running. My tower also sits next to my monitor and microphone currently. Im working on fixing this, though I do have a wood floor I live in an old dusty house which has already shown how much the fans will suck up(and I don't have the 5 pack yet). If I put it on the floor Im worried it'll become a magnet for all the dust & pet fur that gets picked up on my daily sweeping. I maybe just looking at things wrong out of haste but I had a feeling the noctua wouldn't disappoint in the long run where others might. With that said, I would prefer save the money going with something cheaper but if Im spending 40 on something Im kind of "meh" about, it seems logical to spend an extra 20 on something that gives a lot more confidence. This would be the first time doing anything DIY on it and I don't have other plans for this set up anywhere in the future. I feel I should do a set it & forget it type approach.
  7. @WoodenMarker The 1st one you linked was one I was looking at after passing on the 212. I think Im almost sold on the Noctua NH US12 but Im not sure it will fit. Says its 158mm Tall and my case is 160mm. I also think Im looking at chart wrong on InWin's website because a lot of the coolers Ive looked at I thought would either be very close to the glass side panel or not let it close but come to find out I was wrong about all. Knowing my luck Ill get the Noctua and it wont fit. Is there anyway I can for sure figure how to measure the dimensions inside my case or check if parts will match? I took the Noctua CPU cooler & my case on PC part picker and it said it there was no problem with fitment but other than that not sure the best way to check
  8. @WoodenMarker The exhaust rgb fan does make noise on occasion but the stock cooler just recently started throwing drops of oil/liquid on my graphics card which is the same thing that made me replace the front fan. Front fan was making the same noise as the back fan does while slowing down, vibrating & heavy leaking fluid. I thought it would be best to go ahead and just replace them all to be on the safe side. Your correct I noticed I installed it backwards it was supposed to be an intake fan When it comes to Walmart, basically they had screwed me, knew they did and after I called Corp it finally got to the regional VP who made them sell it as they had promised. I went to pick it up and they had removed the bottom row of fans, kept the mouse & pad, keyboard, and 1 of the Raidmax fans. Long story short they had already pulled it from the shelf took parts out of it and told me it was no warranty, as is sale(being floor model) and be happy and leave it alone since the cost was 200 instead of the 599, given the parts in it during a bad pricing time I said ok. Im going to do an entire write up about the event for others. In the US. I would like to go ahead an replace the CPU cooler for the long run & how I tend to use the PC for long periods of time under load(games, recording, edit software ect). Ive found a 5 pack of deepcool single connection fans on Amazon for $34 and after watching some videos last night I may got with a Noctua cooler instead of the hyper 212, it seemed smaller & quieter but haven't price or spec checked yet
  9. @Genwyn Ive looked at the Deep cool blue one you mentioned, in fact I think the one I was going to get was the red version but amazon answered questioned said it wouldn't fit as it was a bit bigger than the 212. Id like to go with something different than the 212 but wasn't sure what clearance options I would have. When I measured with a ruler & clothes tape thing. I have around 6.2 inches before it would hit the glass. Ill check the Bequiet out. Ive been coasting off Amazon revues & measurements to save time over watching tons of YT videos on specific coolers that end up being to tall. @WoodenMarker Whoa, thanks for finding that. I searched goggle but no images popped up other than cases with AIOs. I only found one that was the same case with h212 in it but the panel wasn't closed. Posted pics of case & specs. Honestly Id prefer best bang for buck, something fairly cheap without skimping on reliability/performance but if it was worth it I could go a little extra. I have to pick up 5-6 fans at the same time. long story behind the PC but short version, I got it from Walmart for $200 but all the stock fans were leaking fluid and the good ones were taken out before I picked it up and Im still going over everything to make sure other things like the power supply isn't jacked up too. The CPU fan started leaking just the other day so I cant put off buying both
  10. After rechecking WOW does seem to be taking up a majority of the space. Whats strange is the space is slowly coming back after each restart & check. When I made my last post I watched it go from 93 to around 98 within 2 hours of having the PC on. I haven't turned it on in a few days until today and out of nowhere its showing around 120g plus an old windows folder that if deleted would give around 30.2gs which brings me only 20g shy of what it should be. Also after looking the missing 20g would most likely be WOW files after the launch of Classic. In summary I'm going to close the case for now since it makes no sense but seems to be coming back. Ill repost if it starts ticking away again. Suggestions & comments are still welcomed to help understand what maybe the issue.
  11. Looking for recommendations for an air cooler that will fit in my InWin 101 case. The case allows for 160mm of space but after measuring it looks like it will be just a tad bit to tall for a hyper 212. The Hyper 212 is 6.3 inches and case space says 6.2 but I have seen the H212 installed on the case before but none with the glass panel closed. Mostly I see people using AIO's which Im a bit uncomfortable going with at the current moment but all suggestions are welcomed.
  12. After checking I found I think 17 1g files. After looking they seem to be labeled as World of Warcraft data but I don't recall having any huge updates to the game recently. I had a Microsoft update notice pop up. After I installed it, I got 10+gigs back and found a old windows version files under Disk clean up holding 30g+ which wasn't there upon my first check. My last post stated the update somehow brought some space back. It was 93.4, haven't touched the PC in a few days because I was out of town, now its showing 97.6. Somethings causing them to flux up and down. Not to sure what to do at this time. Im writing blizzard to see if those files are indeed part of a blizzard update package as most of the used space seems to be taken up from WOW. Any other advice on how to deal with this issue?? Currently sitting at 97g but I should have 170 at least. Its a brand new PC and only has had a few games put on it and I swear Ive never used the internet on it until posting about this issue and downloading WinDirstat. I use my old Alienware so crap like this is minimalized
  13. Just ran it. This is what came back. Honestly Im not real sure how to full read what Im seeing but something still feels odd. I cropped the picture but you should be able to see everything that's ever been put on this PC in the far left side of the picture. Once all of that was downloaded I still had 176g left and as we speak Ive lost almost 2 gigs from the past hour and a half. I had 87 something now have 83.7. At the rate its going Ill be out of space in a day or 2. Edit - I looked around and it seems that there is a lot of new files from WOW about 500m -1g each. I think it has something to do with the recent launch of classic. Another odd note is right after this test was ran I had a windows update that wouldn't go away. It did something that took me from the 83.7 back up to 93.4. I then did some math and it doesn't make sense. One problem said I should have less space(around 30g total) and the other said I should have around 152. Im baffled completely by all this and not sure exactly where to go from here short of buying a bigger SSD which I hope isn't my only option. Any suggestions? It doesn't give me the option to clean anything. Also I found an odd file taking up a bit of space highlighted in blue called "panther" is this significant at all? Also after the update I found a 32.8 gig previous windows file that was not there before the update.
  14. No windows old file which kind of surprised me, my other PCs all have it & I had to delete those before. Thanks, Ill check the Windirstat. Others recommended Tree something but I couldn't get the link to work. @TechyBen I did not know that but Ill look into it. What made this so weird is how I stopped playing games & recording for a week or 2 then once I turned the PC back on its like my SSD has become a crappie Samsung battery and is quickly depleting
  15. That's the process Ive been trying to attempt but right after I click install Windows is when the message pops up. It worked when the laptop only had a HD but it became problematic once I installed the SSD. Ill make another USB tool and try again. Ill also try to make a disk and see if that will bypass it somehow. I was told the reason this doesn't work anymore is because dell found a problem they refused to fix so they stopped Win 10 support for my specific model. It used to have drivers & would work with dells online diagnostics but the same month the failure happened they stopped support. Ill post pictures if I get the same message again