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About Tsar_Maple

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  • CPU
    Ryzen 3 1300X
  • Motherboard
    ASRocks Pro4
  • RAM
    8GB HyperX Fury 2400MHz
  • GPU
  • Case
    Fractal Design Define Mini C
  • Storage
    256GB WD Black NVMe SSD, 64GB M.2, 256GB Samsung SSD, 1TB WD eHDD
  • PSU
    SeaSonic 620W Bronze
  • Display(s)
    2x Acer 21.5" 1080p displays, 720p Sanyo TV
  • Cooling
  • Keyboard
    G710+ w/ Cherry Blues, CM QFR TKL w/ Blues
  • Mouse
    Razer Deathadder Chroma, Logitech G602
  • Sound
    AudioTechnica ATH-M30s, Cambridge Soundworks system
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Education
  • PCPartPicker URL

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  • Discord
    Maple #8762

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  • Interests
    Computers, software, hardware, databases, gaming, esports
  • Biography
    I'm the Discord manager for Gankstars, an esports organization currently playing in H1PL, Paladins PGS, Fortnite, Critical Ops, & PUBGm
  • Occupation
    Discord Manager, Data MGMT Intern
  1. Microphone doesnt work

    unplug and replug, always a good thing to try
  2. Microphone doesnt work

    I don't think you understand what I'm saying Open your computer and see if the USB header cables are properly connected to the motherboard https://www.quora.com/What-are-USB-headers
  3. Microphone doesnt work

    I mean the USB headers might not be connected properly to the motherboard itself, not the USB port
  4. How to organize storage

    SSD: boot, stuff you use a lot, stuff that requires fast read/write speeds (rendering programs). I keep my Chrome, Steam, OBS, and editing software on my SSD for my use case. You should probably put your heavy applications on here. HDD: low read/write stuff, storing files from your programs, games should be ok in here (though I recommend upgrading that 5400rpm HDD to a 7200 as fast as possible, 5400 crawls)
  5. Microphone doesnt work

    Given that both devices you listed are USB, maybe one of your USB headers isn't plugged in properly?
  6. That speed will be fine! And you can overclock the RAM after you get it without any worries as well I haven't even OC'd my 2400 and it's doing great (just been too lazy to config the settings)
  7. Using 2400MHz for my 1300X currently, but Ryzen benefits from higher clock speeds. 3000MHz base would probably be good to buy. I personally like HyperX Fury the most, but as stated by @MiNy, Cosair Vengeance is good as well (usually a bit pricier though)
  8. I can't tell if this is a troll at this point... PSUs do not connect to laptop motherboards. Laptop motherboards cannot fit the formfactor that desktop motherboards fit in towers. And coolers need to be hard pressed against the CPU to cool it. Again, why not just build a desktop
  9. I've seen articles saying to not to. Apparently companies don't always use the same connections for their own units, and connecting improper cables can kill your components. I don't think it's worth the risk. Contact your shop and ask if the PSU was supposed to come with cables, doesn't make sense that it wouldn't come with any...
  10. Planning a new pc, FIRST TIMER !!

    SLI is more dependent on the motherboard's spacing, especially when you get into big cases like the one you listed. It looks like you could easily put 2 cards in there, but you just need to make sure the cards won't block each other (big fan shroud cards =/= no bueno for SLI). There are low profile cards you can get that will help address this, usually being blower-styled or water cooled. Here's an example: https://babeltechreviews.com/gtx-1080-ti-sli-performance-25-games/
  11. Planning a new pc, FIRST TIMER !!

    Looks good! I'd recommend some additional storage as that M.2 will fill up quick between your game library and video content. Additional HDD or SSD would be good. (Samsung is great for SSDs, Western Digital is great for SSDs (SanDisk is owned by them) and HDDs) ps: make sure to get some RGB strips for additional FPS
  12. GPU thermal paste

    Mayo if you're feeling lucky
  13. Is it worth upgrading to a 120 GB SSD on my laptop?

    This laptop wouldn't happen to have a M.2 slot would it? Not sure if it's too old If yes, Western Digital has a WD Blue M.2 250 GB for like 70-80 on Amazon. If you're just doing light work/reading on it, 250 should be more than adequate. https://www.amazon.com/WD-Blue-250GB-SSD-WDS250G1B0B/dp/B01LY154MY/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1528909171&sr=8-4-fkmr0&keywords=western+digital+black+m.2
  14. Need help deciding what headphones i should get

    Definitely second this on ATH M40Xs, great headphones. I still use my M30s from like... 4 years ago? Sound hasn't changed a bit.