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About domchu

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  • Birthday 2002-05-14

Profile Information

  • Gender
  • Location
    Ashford, UK
  • Interests
    PC building
  • Biography
    Born in Malaysia and raised in the UK
  • Occupation
    Part-time cleaner at Premier Inn (don't worry I still go to school)


  • CPU
    Intel Core i7 8700
  • Motherboard
    Asus Strix ROG Z390-E
  • RAM
    Corsair Vengeance LPX 16gb 3000MHz
  • GPU
    MSI RTX 2060 Gaming Z
  • Case
    Corsair Carbide Series 275R
  • Storage
    WD Black 1tb NVMe
  • PSU
    be quiet! Dark Power Pro 11 650W 80+ Platinum
  • Display(s)
    MSI Optix MAG241C
  • Cooling
    be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4
  • Keyboard
    Corsair K70 Cherry MX Blue
  • Mouse
    Corsair M65 Elite
  • Sound
    Logitech Z337
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro
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  1. domchu

    Sweat Stains on Corsair M65 Elite White

    All of buttons and left and right click are glossy-plastic and the side grips are rough but i don't think they have a rubber coating. But I doubt oil from my fingers will do anything to the glossy parts but I'm very certain the side grips will become shiny over time I've heard that the bottom of some corsair mice wear pretty badly due to the rubber-material moving on the surface of the mouse pad.
  2. domchu

    Sweat Stains on Corsair M65 Elite White

    Yeah I think I have hard dirt as well but mine accumulates daily
  3. Ever since i bought a Corsair M65 Elite White, solid sweat stains appear on both left and right buttons and on the sniper button as well. I can tolerate this, it just requires cleaning with a microfiber cloth. Who else has this problem?
  4. So I built a PC under a month ago and ever since I've been flipping the wall switch every time after I shutdown the PC. I'm starting to feel like this is pointless and that I should just leave the wall switch on instead of having to reach down and flip the switch on, which happens everyday since I'm always on it and shutting it down before i go to bed. The RGB ROG logo also lights up whenever power is being supplied to the PSU even if the PC is off which is a cool added bonus.
  5. domchu

    For new build CRT monitor VS LCD monitor..

    I have little knowledge on monitors that are within your price budget but I recommend the MSI Optix MAG241C. - 23.6 curved VA panel - 144 Hz refresh rate - 1ms response time - 3000:1 contrast ratio Its a great monitor, I'm using one right now but its out of your budget since its £179 in the UK so I assume it will be more expensive if you're in the US.
  6. Cooler is a Dark Rock Pro 4, ambient temperature is 20 degrees (guessing) and both fans are running at full speed (1200 and 1500 rpm). I'm using an i7 8700 non-K. Would you say these idle temperatures are good for the cooler I'm using? I've read half a dozen reviews on the DRP4 and they have been getting idle temperatures from 25-27C whereas I'm getting 29-30C. XMP is disabled and ram is running at 2133 Mhz. - Dom
  7. I've been searching on Amazon for the past hour on good power supplies to buy, I want a 750W Gold PSU because I want to upgrade my GPU in the future so I rather not cheap out and buy a 500W which would be fine for the system I'm building. My first choice was the Corsair RM750x which is a 750W Gold, but there are many reviews stating 'coil whine' and that it fails within a year of usage. My second choice was the Seasonic Focus Plus Gold 750W and I just assumed the PSU would be flawless because of Seasonic's reputation but I did find some reviews stating coil whine, again. It's still my current choice as I havn't found any other PSUs yet. Every PSU I've looked at have negative reviews whether its coil whine or the PSU failing within months of usage so you could imagine I'm having difficulties finding a PSU. Any recommendations would be appreciated.
  8. domchu

    Upgrading CPU

    I bought an i7 8700 non-K off Amazon for £295 (including delivery charge) if you're looking to upgrade to a high-end Intel CPU. Edit: I just read the last part of your post, your 100 series motherboard won't support 8th generation CPUs, maybe theres a BIOS update that will allow you to put an 8th generation Intel Core CPU but I'm not sure so you'll have to check for yourself.
  9. domchu

    Dropped CPU onto Carpet

    Thank you for the suggestion but my CPU is brand new, and for some reason I decided to touch the heat spreader and got some oil on it so I used my last rubbing alcohol wipe to clean it. I just wanted to make sure if I could use something dry to clean it before putting it into a motherboard.
  10. domchu

    Dropped CPU onto Carpet

    I'm sure you get what I mean.
  11. I accidentally dropped my brand new i7 8700 onto the carpet from about 3-4 feet from the ground. It was inside the plastic protector and the actual CPU didn't touch the carpet. I quickly picked it up and I opened the protector and nothing seemed wrong with the CPU. Should I be worried? Also, is it fine to clean the heat spreader with a dry microfiber cloth (I don't have rubbing alcohol) before putting it in the socket when I build my PC?