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Hidden Orange

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About Hidden Orange

  • Title
    Veteran

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  • Gender
    Male

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  • CPU
    An abacus
  • Motherboard
    Tin foil
  • RAM
    2 Popsicle sticks
  • GPU
    Virtual Boy
  • Case
    Cardboard box
  • Storage
    Cardboard
  • PSU
    3... Er... Make that 2 hamsters
  • Display(s)
    Broken glass
  • Cooling
    Brawndo
  • Keyboard
    More cardboard
  • Mouse
    Jerry
  • Sound
    2 SpaghettiOs cans

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  1. Hidden Orange

    Bethesda warns Fallout 76 fans to expect 'spectacular' bugs and issues

    I forgot that Rise of the Tomb Raider was a PS4 exclusive. Weird timed exclusives when that was happening. Still, it might just be this weird Tomb Raider thing where it gets discounted fairly close to its release for one reason or another which in that case means never to buy them on release. The only weird thing is that Tomb Raider games usually aren't low budget or niche games. They're usually marketed and developed as AAA games with new technology or whatever. Anyone remember TressFX for Tomb Raider 2013? They're also not that buggy or anything. Anyway, this is off topic, so I'll end it here.
  2. Hidden Orange

    Bethesda warns Fallout 76 fans to expect 'spectacular' bugs and issues

    Didn't this happen with the previous Tomb Raider as well? It probably doesn't help that it was released between some big games like Red Dead Redemption 2 is coming up soon and Spider-Man for the PS4 was released before it.
  3. Hidden Orange

    [Updated] Second Opinions on a Build

    I'll keep that in mind. Right now, it's a minor inconvenience, but it works, so whatever. Edit: Just noting this down for myself: Updating the GTX 1080 was strangely complicated. Manually downloading the newest driver or any driver led to this message during the installation: "the standard nvidia driver is not compatible with this version of Windows". I found a workaround that was from a thread on here where the OP had to use an alternate driver: Figuring that this doesn't address the problem of if I can ever install new drivers, I decided to look into it further and resolve it which lead to this method of disabling the default setting on Windows 10 to install drivers automatically, booting into safe mode, and using DDU from Guru3D to completely uninstall the current drivers and restarting: It worked, but it's just really strange and I don't know why this was an issue.
  4. Hidden Orange

    [Updated] Second Opinions on a Build

    It's this little dinky bracket? thing. I doubt a motherboard would have something like this, I don't think the Scythe Mugen 5 Rev.B has anything like this since it's just a giant heatsink and the fans don't have any protruding plastic, it's also not the RAM sticks since once again, this would be weird to have on RAM. So, yeah, I have no idea what this freaking thing is. My only guess is that it came from the case somewhere. Now that I think about it, it might be one of the brackets for the front panel to connect to the case. I did take it off to get the protective stickers off, so one of them might have snapped when I put it back on which is weird since I didn't apply any extreme force on it. Speaking of which, there's a protective sticker on the motherboard that I couldn't get off. Is it fine or should I try later? It's right on the "B450 Tomahawk" text: https://asset.msi.com/global/picture/features/MB/Gaming/B450/B450Tomahawk/b450-Tomahwk-RGB.jpg. They're all right angles and I don't think I can flip the back tray or install the SSD behind it as there isn't enough room. Yeah, it's going to kill the games I have.
  5. Hidden Orange

    [Updated] Second Opinions on a Build

    Everything arrived today and I built my first computer. Once again, thank you, @brob, @Cereal5, @LukeSavenije, and @Stefan Payne. The scariest thing was when a standoff got stuck and I thought I stripped it or the screw. Turns out in my excitement, I used the wrong screws to install the motherboard. I used the screwed labeled as drive screws which I'm guessing is for a 3.5" drive instead of the motherboard screws. I should have noticed something when the screws were much longer than the standoffs. Fortunately, I was able to get the standoff off after looking up how to by holding it with pliers and screwing the wrong, drive screw off. Since it wasn't going into the standoff hole anymore, I swapped it out with one that didn't get messed up and it worked along with installing the correct screws for the motherboard. And more fortunately, nothing went wrong. Now to figure out cable management. I think I could just smush the cables in the back after plugging in the SATA power cable to the 2.5" HDD. I didn't plug it in just to make sure that Windows 10 would install into the SSD. Well, to make sure I didn't screw up by picking the wrong drive in some way. The Bitfenix PSU only gave me right angle SATA power cables which I guess is normal? It made it so I couldn't install the SSD to the back of the Meshify since I couldn't plug in the power cable. It's fine but now the 3.5" drive trays are all busy with other cables. I am typing this on my laptop, so, no I'm not being too eager and using the new PC right away. I'm having it update while typing this. There is still one mystery and that is a piece of plastic broke off somewhere. I have no idea where it came from and it hasn't been impacting anything. It happened while I was installing the motherboard, so it's probably something from the case.
  6. Are you interested in having a HTPC or have a relative or friend who might want a new PC? You could keep them for those situations. Otherwise, go with what ARikozuM said.
  7. Hidden Orange

    [H}ardocp MSI GeForce RTX 2070 GAMING Z review

    Well, crap. I never heard about this and I just bought a MSI card. I looked it up and some of the answers were faulty bearings or weird interactions with software including their own MSI Gaming App. Hopefully nothing goes wrong when it gets here.
  8. Hidden Orange

    [Updated] Second Opinions on a Build

    All right, then. I looked into them a bit more and they can get hot, but it shouldn't be a problem for regular use. Edit: Whatever, I don't think it's worth the hassle of getting a M.2 drive over a regular, SATA? SSD. Edit 2: Oh yeah, I forgot to mention the Scythe Mugen 5 and the Rev.B version are in my budget and I couldn't find them before on PCPartPicker because once again, they were listed as out of stock, but they're in stock elsewhere including retailers that are common on PCPartPicker which in this case is Amazon. They're around the same price as the H5, but don't have RAM clearance issues and I think they're guaranteed to come with AM4 compatibility unlike the H5 and H7 where the older models before some point in 2017 would require me to get the free AM4 kit from Cryorig and who knows when that will happen. The Fuma, however, wouldn't work with the RAM I chose. If only. That thing looks badass. Welp, I chose the Scythe Mugen 5 Rev.B as the air cooler for this system and stuck with the regular SSD. No more changes. I'm probably pissing off Amazon, Newegg, the bank, and whoever else with me swapping out stuff randomly like this. Goddamn, me, just goddamn you. Anyway, thank you for your help, @brob. It's been a while if I think you are who I think you are since I'm pretty sure we've ran into each other years ago on these forums.
  9. Hidden Orange

    [Updated] Second Opinions on a Build

    Something came to mind and with its placement on the MSI board being so near to a potentially large air cooler, would that affect its temperature?
  10. Hidden Orange

    [Updated] Second Opinions on a Build

    Oh, in that case, I switched to the H5, either is fine, because the H7 was listed as out of stock on PCPartPicker when I was still planning my build. It's in stock on Newegg, though. In that case, it should be fine as the GPU would be slotted further away and it wouldn't interfere with a PCIe slot as there isn't one nor would it interfere with a M.2 SSD if I had chosen to get a M.2 SSD... Ah, shit. Installing a large air cooler like that would make it a pain in the ass to add a M.2 SSD. Amazon hasn't shipped the SSD yet. Maybe?
  11. Hidden Orange

    [Updated] Second Opinions on a Build

    Yeah, I know that, but I was wondering why you suggested I get the H7 instead which you answered with case, GPU, and RAM clearance depending on if it's the H5 Universal or H5 Ultimate. Case clearance should be fine as the Fractal Design Meshify has, according to its page on Fractal Design's page, https://www.fractal-design.com/home/product/cases/meshify/meshify-c-bko, a 170mm height limit for CPU coolers where the H5 is 160mm in height or around 168.3mm if you adjust the fan for the Ultimate probably so it doesn't obstruct the closest RAM slot: http://www.cryorig.com/h5-ultimate_us.php. I'm not sure about the GPU clearance, though, since the MSI B450 Tomahawk does use the PCIe slot closest to the CPU for a GPU, but I have no idea what the dimensions are from the CPU to the PCIe slots. The board looks like this: https://asset.msi.com/global/picture/features/MB/Gaming/B450/B450Tomahawk/b450-Tomahwk-rgb_cover.png.
  12. Hidden Orange

    [Updated] Second Opinions on a Build

    Wait a minute, isn't the Cryorig H7 not as good as the H5? Thinking about it, I might want to overclock the R5 2600 where the stock cooler might work, but an aftermarket one would cool it better. That and there's around a fifty dollar difference between the R5 2600 and the 2600X where the 2600X's Wraith Spire stock cooler is apparently pretty good, but around $50 which is where the Cryorig H5, Scythe Mugen, fit also, so, I'm not so sure. Using this post as reference: https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/891730-cpu-cooler-performance-tier-list/. I'll think about it, but for now, a stock cooler should be fine unless I feel like I want more power or whatever. Regardless, most of the parts should be here by Thursday or next Friday and I'm pretty stoked.
  13. Hidden Orange

    [Updated] Second Opinions on a Build

    You have a point there. My main concern is that during the summers, my room gets really hot and the cooler doesn't seem that expensive, so I figured why not. I do know that AMD's stock coolers are pretty good, so... yeah, canceled and I'll see how it goes.
  14. Hidden Orange

    [Updated] Second Opinions on a Build

    I've settled on this. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4GHz 6-Core Processor ($160.98 @ Newegg) CPU Cooler: CRYORIG - H5 Ultimate 76.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($46.89 @ OutletPC) Motherboard: MSI - B450 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard ($103.13 @ Amazon) Memory: Team - DARK PRO 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($200.98 @ Newegg) Storage: Samsung - 860 Evo 1TB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($166.99 @ Amazon) Storage: Western Digital - Scorpio Blue 640GB 2.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive (Purchased For $0.00) Video Card: MSI - GeForce GTX 1080 8GB GAMING X 8G Video Card ($489.99 @ Walmart) Case: Fractal Design - Meshify C ATX Mid Tower Case ($81.53 @ Newegg Business) Power Supply: BitFenix - Whisper M 450W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($70.18 @ Newegg) Keyboard: Redragon - K552 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($29.99 @ Amazon) Mouse: Logitech - G203 Prodigy Wired Optical Mouse ($27.99 @ Newegg) Other: AmazonBasics RJ45 Cat-6 Ethernet Patch Cable - 10 Feet (3 Meters) Total: $1378.65 Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-10-11 22:09 EDT-0400 The only things that changed were the CPU cooler, RAM, GPU, and case. With regards to the CPU cooler, the Cryorig H7 went out of stock when I checked my build, so I had to find something else. As I said in my previous post, @LukeSavenije, I did consider your suggestion about getting the AIO cooler, but I looked around and others suggested getting an air cooler around that price or lower which the H5 Ultimate ended up being. For RAM, I dropped down to 16GB in return for RAM using Samsung's B-die and tighter timings. Time will tell if the 3200Mhz G.Skill Sniper X are actually B-die or not. For GPU, I didn't notice that was how much the Gigabyte Windforce card went up after the sale ended. I thought it was still around $460 not $480. The MSI 8G Gaming X is only a few dollars more expensive and it's apparently much quieter according to reviews. Welp, guess I'll get that then. Buying a GPU from Walmart. I hope nothing goes wrong and if something does, the RMA process isn't awful. Finally, I took @Stefan Payne's advice about getting a case with the PCI bracket inside of the case which led to me choosing something more expensive, but that's all right since the Meshify had some good reviews. Not sure if you'll read this, @Cereal5, but regardless, thanks everyone for the advice.
  15. Hidden Orange

    [Updated] Second Opinions on a Build

    That's a given and I wanted something that could work well for other, non-gaming stuff. One thing I don't know about with the B3XX and X3XX AM4 boards are if the Ryzen 2000 series would work out of the box. The BIOS needs to be updated and I don't know anyone with a spare Ryzen 1000 series CPU and waiting for the upgrade kit might take some time compared to getting a B4XX or X4XX AM4 board. I'm also not sure I want to do SLI or Crossfire. The technology has gotten better for scaling GPUs, but a single, strong GPU seems more reliable and practical. This came up after doing more research into RAM and Ryzen and the memory I chose apparently is a Hynix while Ryzen would prefer Samsung's B-die. The higher frequency, well, 3400Mhz, G.Skill Snipers are B-Die, but I have no idea if the 3200Mhz are and I can't seem to find it. Maybe their site lists it, but I couldn't find it or didn't look in the right place. If it's B-die, then I'd pick this, but for now, I dropped down to considering G.Skill's and Team Dark Pro's 16GB (2x8GB), 3200Mhz, 14 CAS sticks. The lower latency 32GB, 3200Mhz, 15 or lower CAS RAM are so expensive. Noted, but I looked around here and some people suggested an air cooler around that price would be better or to get a different, more expensive AIO. Currently, I've decided on Cryorig's H5 Ultimate which I hope fits whatever case I decide on and there's enough clearance for the RAM where I could just move them to the furthest slots. My only concern for this is while the GTX 1070 TI can match the GTX 1080 and overclocking EVGA's wouldn't void the warranty where apparently if you don't tell anyone, it doesn't really matter, is that the GTX 1080 would have a higher ceiling if I overclock it. It would be stronger out of the box and could be stronger, right? I guess this doesn't need to be talked about with the previous posts on the Bitfenix Formula Gold and Whisper M and other options over EVGA's. That said, Corsair PSUs are good, especially the one listed in that PSU tier list. Because it's a nice community and Linus has a bunch of useful videos back when I watched them. From what I remember, RGB wasn't that big four years ago when I joined. I don't mind RGB if whatever has it fits my budget, but I'd prefer not having it and sticking with less vibrant and bright stuff. I know, I'm a boring person.
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