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  1. Already tried that. I also used DDU.
  2. https://pcpartpicker.com/list/wxYYNQ About 2 weeks ago I finished building my first PC. I've had two problems related to my GPU, and I've fixed one but not the other. I'm using 64-bit Windows 10. Problem 1: Fans Maxing Out (resolved) Everything was fine and dandy for the first week, except occasionally the fan would randomly max out in RPM, even without any games running. There was no consistency to these fan speed spikes, but if a game was running, oftentimes the game would crash when the fans spiked. Before anyone asks, my card isn't having thermal issues. It rarely ever reaches 70 C, even while playing demanding maxed out games. I've never seen it reach 75 C. I used EVGA Precision to monitor card and its fan speeds. I capped my fan speed at 50%, but that didn't fix the problem at all. EVGA's monitors showed that the fan speed remained at 50%, but the fan RPM showed it spiking to over 3000rpm and slowly crawling back down. I did a couple things and ended up fixing this. I reseated my GPU and used a screw in the back corner (JayzTwoCents did this in a video) to help fix some of my GPU sag, though its still sagging a decent amount. I checked the connections on my power connectors and I also moved them to the other VGA ports on the PSU (I'm using the 6+6 to 8pin connectors that came with the GPU, the 6+2's from the PSU are loose if plugged into the GPU). I also switched to MSI Afterburner instead of EVGA Precision, and the fan issues have completely gone away. I haven't had them freak out at all like they did before, and MSI's monitoring shows that the RPM and fan speed % are pretty much in sync. I'm not sure which of these changes fixed the fan issues, but they were very very frequent, and I haven't noticed it once in the few days since. Problem 2: D3D Crashes (unresolved) I had also began playing more demanding games like ARK, Subnautica and Warhammer Vermintide 2 after around a week. With these games I get very frequent crashes. They are always D3D device lost crashes, oftentimes within the first 5-15 minutes of playing. Increasing the TDR Timeout in Windows Registry didn't help. The card came factory overclocked, I believe around 2025 or 2050 MHz, so I decided to see if underclocking -25 MHz would solve the problem. I didn't have any crashes yesterday at -25MHz. This was a good sign, because I had been able to play ARK and Vermintide 2 each for a couple hours without crashes, where previously in ARK I couldn't make it 10 minutes. But today in my first game of Vermintide 2, I got the same exact D3D crash. I've done the basics, like updating my drivers and checking game caches. I also updated my BIOS but that didn't change anything. I know that there's gotta be a problem with my system, but it's weird that I was able to fix the fan issue but I'm still getting these crashes in demanding games. It's also weird that the crashes appear to be less frequent when underclocked, though I haven't played since my most recent crash to test. Obviously I can keep trying to underclock and see if its stable at some point but that testing is very time consuming, and even if that works I'd want to exchange the faulty card anyways. I have yet to try a fresh Windows installation, but I will if there's any chance that's the issue. I just haven't yet because it'll take a long time to fix all the settings and changes I've made. If I reinstall Windows, do I have to wipe my SSD containing game files (not the NVME Boot Drive)? It took me forever to download everything. Obviously this shouldn't be happening with my $2700 system. This was my first build so I'm still learning, but it seems that the issue is with the GPU or the PSU. What further steps should I take to diagnose and repair the issue? Thanks in advance, and sorry for the long post.
  3. I may have said that weird. I used to have a lot of RGB but my current updated list only has a little. So I just wanted to make sure that my updated version without RGB ram mobo and fans was all good and I didn't mess anything up.
  4. https://pcpartpicker.com/list/wxYYNQ I plan on gaming with one monitor (not extending across multiple), and using dual monitors as a workstation for daytrading and charting or multitasking while gaming. Eventually I plan to get a third monitor, probably one of the 27" PG248Q models. I pretty much had my list finalized but I decided it had too much RBG. I want a little RBG like the cooler + graphics card to spice it up a little, but I like my design simple and not too flashy. I also have heard a lot of great things about the Z370 Taichi. Please let me know what you think, I'm hoping to purchase everything early this week!
  5. I've heard that low level drivers or kernel code from these can cause stutter even on high end systems. Is that even applicable to the typical case?
  6. I see. Does it matter whether or not the secondary displays have gsync if they have the same refresh rate? I was considering getting two 24" S2417DGs for now. Then would something like the 27" PG287QR down the line sync well with those 2 if I decided to get one for my third monitor (later, currently I'm already slightly over my initial budget)?
  7. Does it really matter if you have different software for each peripheral? Certainly one software across all peripherals is ideal, but should that affect my decision in keyboard + mouse? (I have a G502 and I want to get a K70 RGB Rapidfire for my first build)
  8. https://pcpartpicker.com/list/8mDygw I am building a system for gaming on one screen and 2 or 3 screens for work (daytrading). I will not be gaming with more than one monitor. I've heard that there are issues in Windows 10 running multiple monitors, especially if the primary is gsync. I've been told that if the refresh rates don't match across all 3 monitors, then you can get backlight flickering on the gsync, and low fps and laggy windows on the extra monitors. Because only one monitor will be for gaming I planned to get something nicer (1440p 144hz+) for the primary monitor, and some budget (1440p 60hz) for the other two. Should I actually be worried about that and is it truly that important that multimonitor displays have shared refresh rates?
  9. https://pcpartpicker.com/list/8mDygw So most people have told me that my list looks great. I plan on using it for gaming on one monitor, and as a multimonitor workstation for daytrading. I was confident in my list until someone on reddit said that I should be going the X299 route instead due to PCIe limitations. I was just about ready to begin purchasing parts but now he has me second guessing. Here's what he said: Is he correct? Is it a big deal, or would it barely be noticeable?