Stormseeker9 reacted to TetraSky in so i tried to become a windows 10 user BUT!!!06/16/19
Sounds like a personal problem and not an issue with the OS itself.
It's not Microsoft's fault if your third party themes are garbage.
Stormseeker9 reacted to GoldenLag in Will it fit inside my Case???
if the manufacturer website says no, then its a no.
while it can physically fit. it will probably block cable management holes.
also dont buy into z390 with Zen 2 right around the corner. especially when you are dumping that ammount of money into it.
Stormseeker9 reacted to ProfBrown in My First Ever PC Build
So as the title suggests, this is my first PC build ever. Previous to this the most experience with touching PCs was the typical out of box pre built install at the office, switching out hard drives, swapping memory, and GPUs. This was a very fun experience, I used the typical big names on Youtube to guide me, including LTT. All of which were extremely helpful.
PCPartPicker Part List Type Item Price CPU AMD - Ryzen 7 2700 3.2 GHz 8-Core Processor $209.99 @ Amazon CPU Cooler Thermaltake - Floe Riing RGB 240 TT Premium Edition 42.34 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $135.37 @ OutletPC Motherboard Asus - Prime X470-Pro ATX AM4 Motherboard $139.89 @ OutletPC Memory G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $74.99 @ Newegg Storage Kingston - A400 240 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $29.99 @ Amazon Storage Inland - Professional 512 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $54.99 @ Amazon Video Card PNY - GeForce GTX 1050 2 GB Video Card $159.99 @ Amazon Case Fractal Design - Meshify C ATX Mid Tower Case $89.99 @ Walmart Power Supply EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $95.88 @ OutletPC Case Fan Thermaltake - Riing Plus 12 RGB TT Premium Edition (3 Fan Pack) 48.34 CFM 120 mm Fans $85.66 @ OutletPC Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts Total (before mail-in rebates) $1151.74 Mail-in rebates -$75.00 Total $1076.74 Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-06-16 17:04 EDT-0400
Now I know at least one of you will question, "why built now?" with the Zen 2 stuff coming soon and Navi as well, but here is why. The price of the Ryzen 2700 at the local Micro Center was 179 bucks, the x470 Prime Mobo, only $118. Think its safe to say that the 2700 has hit the lowest price, or close to the lowest, that it will be for a while. And the performance per dollar is quite a nice proposition. Additionally, I was looking at the Ryzen 3600 and that would start at $200, but with the idea of streaming and gaming on one system, the 2700 seems to be the better bet. Also, for those laughing at the GPU, that I will continue to wait until Navi shakes up the market. Navi doesn't seem to have affected Nvidia pricing of their cards or the other board makers, and while I was looking at the RTX 2070, if Navi is half as good as they say, Nvidia will likely drop pricing and I may be able to get more for the same or less. And while the 1050 was never an amazing gaming card, it holds what I need (or can accept) for the time being. Please note the 1050 was not a purchase at this time, it was sitting in my old set up, which is why I know it does what I need for now.
Another note, the AIO, and the 240 GB SSD I already had sitting around from trading with a friend so I did not buy them.
Overall, the first build experience was exiting and interesting. The CPU placement into the socket was a bit scary at first, but went so easy I do not even know why I was scared in the first place lol. Cable management could really use some work on my end honestly. I do not currently have any pictures of said management, but I will post some if requested. Honestly, the reason this cable management got so bad is because of the case fans. Thermal take makes a nice product, but those case fan cables are a mile long, and they are not tiny to begin with. To add to that the fan controller is kinda bulky, and since my MOBO doesn't support the TT Sync connector from Thermaltake, I am stuck daisy chaining two of the 5 fan controllers which get rather bulky really quickly. Partially due to this, I will not be running HDDs. These fan controllers are just too thick to place on the back of the motherboard tray in this case. This drive storage is not necessarily an issue, as the cost of SSDs have fallen so aggressively, I plan on just picking up another SSD here in the future when needed. the 960GB mark seems to be promising at less than 90 bucks. Ironically enough the top half of the case has really nice cable management and PSU sheild at the bottom turned into a bit of a stuff fest. But overall, I am very happy with my first build!
When I go to upgrade the GPU, I will be getting cable mod cables that are white and have the cable combs. I feel this will tie more of the storm trooper look into the build which was something I wanted to incorporate. Reason for going with cable mod over just extensions is the drive to avoid extra cables to manage lol.
Pictures will be posted in a comment to this thread.
Stormseeker9 reacted to Jurrunio in MSI Z390 Godlike + i9-9900k 5Ghz Overclock Unstable (New Overclocker)
...so you're tweaking numbers and dont know what they actually do? Seems like you arent using any tactics when it comes to the adjustments.
Stormseeker9 reacted to PopsicleHustler in Is this good build for gaming 1080p ++60fps and should I change something?
Do not cheap out on the motherboard for Zen 2 CPU. At least get high end B450. And don't forget that you will need updated Bios for 400 series board in order to work with Zen2.
Stormseeker9 reacted to Lerixo in My First ITX Experience
After a long time of saving money for some parts, and calculating on what to get and what not, i finally was able to build my system!
Its not really a fresh build, most of the parts were slaughtered out of my old ATX-System, so all i had to get was a new MB (Z390 Phantom Gaming ITX/Asrock), a case, in this project the Thermaltake Core V1 in white, and a new cooler.
For cooling especially i got all Noctua Fans, and for the Cpu-Cooler the NH-D9L, as its small, with high build quality and also a pretty high given TDP for the size, which is 140 watts.
As its my first ITX-build i encountered some issues along the way. Trickiest thing was to fit my 280mm GTX 1080 into the case. I had to insert it from the front and slide it through, but before that i had to unscrew the 200mm fan, its a bit stuffed but it works! Also another thing im considering is to get handmade cables, when i have the money for it. Im using the standart cables from my modular PSU, and its just so much stuff thats hindering airflow, but luckily not like really a problem.
When it was done, after a short problem with the windows installation (always click the right boot device boys and girls!), it was up and running! When all missing tools were installed, i started to look into a little oc'ing hehe. Under the NH-D9L i could punch my 8700k up to 4.9 ghz, with 1.27V. It needs still a small adjustment, most likely i should turn AVX offset to three -under heavy avx load it heats up, but ever so slightly, but in the end after around 15 mins it would begin to throttle-.
But as its happy with that i gave it, and works stable under any load, i'll take care of that a bit later :)
Final Specs are:
i7 8700k (delidded)
AsRock Z390 Phantom Gaming ITX
GTX 1080 Gigabyte Windforce OC
16 GB RAM, 3200mhz, CL14
PSU: Power Zone 750w bequiet!
CPU-Cooler: NH-D9L Noctua
960 EVO 500GB Boot Device/important software
2TB WD Blue HDD
Im happy with it as you can see, and hope some of you will like it! :)
Stormseeker9 reacted to Misanthrope in Budget Ryzen gaming rig
This is already pretty good I think so most of the comments are just tweaks but here we go:
1) If you want wait like less than a month at this point, the Ryzen 3600 looks to be a pretty significant bump up but that's just an aside: 2600 is already pretty good at gaming anything with the only exception being extremely high refresh rate low detail gaming (So if that's your thing then intel might be worth it and a good "in between" compromise might end up being the 3600 I mentioned) (EDIT: Also I specifically said "high refresh low detail gaming" because at your budget you probably won't be able to push most games, and specially not recent AAA games, at high detail and high refresh. That costs a lot more)
2) I would actually aim for a 570 instead. It's a pretty good deal and not really that far away from the 580. I say this not because there's anything wrong at all with the 580 but because you could potentially make room for,
3) 16 gb ram. I go about it this way: the best time to buy RAM is right now because it has been well established RAM manufacturers are price fixing assholes that exacerbate the normal market fluctuations and unforseeable events like floods, earthquakes, etc. That in the past have had an effect on prices.
I know that 2) and 3) might seem to be opposite points but the difference is that while nobody can predict a new crypto driving demand for GPUs again those issues did respond almost entirely to market fluctuations whereas RAM companies have a history and even pending/current litigation for price fixing.
More over RAM upgrades beyond capacity are really not anywhere near as impactful as GPU upgrades so chances are you will be upgrading your GPU every 2 to 3 years anyways (At that price range, higher end GPUs you can keep for a lot longer but in the case of mid range 2 to 3 years it's reasonable before it start showing age too much)
Those are my overall thoughts but again, if you just wen with exactly what you picked already it would still be a damn effective system with lots and lots of fun ahead of it.
Stormseeker9 reacted to GoldenLag in Up to £500 office PC build request
PCPartPicker Part List
CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 2400G 3.6 GHz Quad-Core Processor (£112.98 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte - B450 I AORUS PRO WIFI Mini ITX AM4 Motherboard (£114.06 @ CCL Computers)
Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory (£64.92 @ Aria PC)
Storage: Team - MS30 512 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive (£54.78 @ More Computers)
Case: Silverstone - SG13 Mini ITX Tower Case (£45.46 @ Scan.co.uk)
Power Supply: Corsair - TXM Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply (£59.04 @ CCL Computers)
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-06-15 17:50 BST+0100
Has wifi and 16GB of Ram.
Remember to install GPU drivers through Radeon Software.
Does the case look OK?
Stormseeker9 reacted to Chronified in Upgrade i7-920, Worth it? (Currently OCd to 4ghz)
Don't listen to him, it's not true. Unless you can almost DOUBLE clock speeds on that platform, you'll be coming no-where near to "almost as good as a stock Ryzen 1600". I'm sure if you go run Cinebench R15 @ your 4.0Ghz you'll see that you're long overdue for an upgrade.
Stormseeker9 reacted to Chronified in Upgrade i7-920, Worth it? (Currently OCd to 4ghz)
Adding on, if you're going to do the platform upgrade right NOW, make sure to get a X470/B450 chipset motherboard, they'll be guaranteed to have the BIOS update to unlock 3rd gen Ryzen support, for when a CPU upgrade is due down the line (I always consider the 2200g a temporary CPU for an upgrade path)