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  1. So I just got this monitor and I think I got a bad one out of the box. Whenever I scroll on webpages, the text becomes more bold while scrolling. Also there are these black streaks in the screen itself. I don't think this should be that way. It's not visible in brightly lit scenes but it's really annoying on darker scenes. I also get some weird ghosting on some games when moving back and forth really fast. My old Acer GD235hz I had did not have these issues. Unfortunately that monitor crapped out this week and the XB241H is not winning me over as it's replacement. Any suggestions on a new monitor? I like shooter games mostly, Apex, BF, etc. Trying to keep it under $500 if possible. Thanks!
  2. Yeah, I have always done a clone of the original drive and kept it outside the computer for safe keeping. I have a USB hard drive docking station. Thanks!
  3. I just built a new gaming rig and have a Gigabyte Aorus Pro Wifi mobo with 2 NVME slots. I am using a 1TB Samsung 970 NVME drive on the bottom slot. It works great and boots so fast, it takes me longer to type in my password than the actual boot up process. I like to have a backup drive for my main drive and was wondering if I can use the 2nd NVME slot for a backup drive and clone the existing to it. I have read some stuff about issues coming up when cloning to/from NVME drives. I was going to just us a 1TB 2.5" SSD to be the backup but figured since the price difference was negligible, I could just pick up another NVME drive to use. Any comments or suggestions to not go with the 2 NVME drive route? Thanks!
  4. Yeah I think I've got it set up reasonably now. I let AIDA64 do it's thing and I maxed out at 65c on a few cores, the rest were 62c or 63c max. My ambient room temp is about 22c with only my other computer running at idle. If I game on it and run my printers, it gets significantly warmer even. I am sitting at 29c idling on the new computer. So all things considered, everything seems ok.
  5. I've got 3 Pure Wings 2 fans in the front, there are 2 fans on the Dark Rock Pro 4 and I got 2 140mm Pure Wings 2 fans on top. I've got the PSU under the shroud. I didn't want to go for an AOI as I have one in my current rig and it's quite a bit louder and I have replaced the unit way too often for my tastes. So I wanted something with less hassle and longer lasting (I have had to replace my Corsair AIO 4 times in 8 years lol) but with an obvious sacrifice when it comes to overclocking due to it being so nice and quiet. Right now I reverted back to stock settings but lowered the vcore and now with Prime95 running, it's only hitting 85c max on 2 cores and the rest are 79c to 82c. I think I will just leave it there as trying to push the OC to 5MHz is probably out of reach with good temps since I am running a completely silent case. The extra 10% performance isn't worth swapping out the coolers or fans for me.
  6. Yeah I am running the latest Prime95 version. I'll try the other ones. Thanks!
  7. So I went into BIOS and selected "load optimized defaults" and running Prime95 had the temps even higher as it seems the default was pumping 1.31v out.
  8. So should I just load the optimized defaults and leave it as is?
  9. So I got my new system put together and it seems to be running fine. Haven't really done much except get my programs installed and stress test the overclock. I am not a pro by any means so any help is appreciated. Here's the setup... BeQuiet 801 case Gigabyte Aorus Pro WiFi Mobo Intel 9900k 16GB Corsair Vengeance LPX @ 3200 Samsung Evo 970 NVME 1TB BeQuiet Dark Pro 4 cooler Seasonic 850w Titanium PSU Windows 10 Home My room runs hot in the winter time, plus I have 2 3d printers going quite often, another gaming rig and now this one. So the ambient room temp is pretty warm to start with. I am not looking for insane OC speeds since this CPU runs toasty. I got it to 4.7MHz @ 1.25v stable running Prime95 for a few hours. Temps max out at about 103c on two of the cores. The rest are all around 93c-98c. It idles at 33c or so. I noticed that in CPU-Z and CoreTemp programs the CPU rests. I am guessing because the machine is basically idling and not doing any strenuous tasks. Is there a way to keep the CPU at it's max speed at all times even when idling? Or is it best to leave it this way?
  10. I was going to swap out the brown fans for the Noctua black fans. I swapped the memory to Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory, the mobo to a Gigabyte - Z390 AORUS PRO WIFI and the PSU to a SeaSonic - PRIME Ultra Titanium 850 W 80+ Titanium. I had heard that some of the Z390 boards aren't compatible out of the box with the new I9's. Anyone run into that? I also heard some boards will have a setting that slows down the system and you have to change it. I can't remember but it was something like making sure all cores run at the same speed or something like that. I am just nervous figuring out all the different settings and stuff having been almost a decade since I built a system. I am clueless on overclocking stuff at this point.
  11. My last system I built is about 8 years old. So I want to buy and build a new one. I am going to keep the old one as a backup and media server box. I mainly game on my machine. Occasional photo and video editing stuff and use some 3d printing software. Play music and movies, etc. I am using an Acer GD245HQ monitor running 1080p@120Hz. I have an extra Zotac 1080ti that I will be using for the GPU. Here's what I am looking at getting. Any advice or things to look out for with this setup? I like things quiet so I will be getting a few Noctua fans to use in the case. Thanks for any help and advice! Also, where's a good place to get cables and cable management accessories? I like a nice clean interior too. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant Type Item Price CPU Intel - Core i9-9900K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor $529.99 @ Amazon CPU Cooler Noctua - NH-D15 82.5 CFM CPU Cooler $89.95 @ Newegg Motherboard MSI - MPG Z390 GAMING PRO CARBON ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $184.99 @ Amazon Memory G.Skill - Trident Z RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $119.99 @ Newegg Business Storage Samsung - 970 Evo 1 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $247.99 @ Amazon Case Thermaltake - View 71 TG RGB ATX Full Tower Case $174.00 @ Amazon Power Supply Thermaltake - Toughpower Grand RGB 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $89.89 @ OutletPC Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $98.89 @ OutletPC Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts Total (before mail-in rebates) $1565.69 Mail-in rebates -$30.00 Total $1535.69 Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-02-03 02:33 EST-0500