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  1. Krazycatpeekin

    Corsair Graphite 760T front dust filter

    I assume you may have dealt with this already but the front dust filter is removed by pushing in on the top corners. You'll push them until they click and a spring load will push them back out and then you simply pull the filter away. I've replaced the front fans many times in mine and also take it off to give it a good cleaning. As far as the top fans are concerned, it sort of depends on a few things. First, will they be for exhaust or intake and will you be putting a radiator up there for liquid cooling? Second, it depends on how hot your system is and how dusty your environment is. I leave mine off and have 2 140mm fans exhausting heat from the GPU mostly. I have an Kraken x61 liquid cooler mounted on the front of my case to cool cpu with cool air on the intake pushing through the radiator. I also mounted a 120mm fan on the bottom of the case behind the hard drive cage, although I removed the cage and mounted my hdd in the optical drive bay for a clean look. I will usually put the top cover on when I turn my system off or when I'm not doing anything too intensive but have it off when gaming or doing anything GPU intensive just to keep things cool. Regardless, you won't see much of a difference in temperature as the top lid is designed to allow airflow with the small rubber spacers mounted into the case mesh but I like to keep the max airflow going all the time. If you're diligent about cleaning, leaving the top cover off won't matter. I have left mine off for weeks at a time before and didn't experience too much of a dust issue. My RGB lighting also shines through the top to give a little more ambient glow to the room lol
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    OC noob! Need some guidance

    I have a 750w PSU and my power bill is never too bad considering all the other shiz we have running all the time. Boosted my 2060 to 135Mhz Clock and 300Mhz Mem and haven't really noticed a difference on the bill. Much higher frames though! Just need to upgrade my RAM and learn how to OC that as well Get a lot of enjoyment out of building and tweeking. Really appreciate the advice and knowledge!
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    OC noob! Need some guidance

    Thank you guys so much! @Turtle Rig @Plutosaurus Helped clear up a lot of those unknowns. Will probably keep tweeking in the future but it's nice to get a little extra out of my components.
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    OC noob! Need some guidance

    Thanks @Turtle Rig, I'm sure I could push this a bit further but I'm trying to keep it a little reserved as I can't afford to fry my chip at the moment. Literally my first CPU OC and I'm paranoid about destroying my system. I may step the voltage down a little just to save some money on electricity and the life of my CPU.
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    OC noob! Need some guidance

    Ahh, thats a little misleading as it's under the CPU dropdown. Ran another 5 minute test and got this. Seems to look a lot more reasonable. I assume the 1.356 average is due to my Load line settings or the VCCIO voltage or agent voltage.
  6. So I'm new to overclocking. I'm OC'ing an I7 6700K on an Asus Maximus VIII Hero. Settings I followed from a youtube tutorial. Set AI Overclock Tuner to XMP Disabled Asus multicore enhancement Synced all cores 46 multiplier Cpu Load-line calibration set to Level 6 disabled VRM Spread spectrum enabled Intel Speedstep set CPU core/cache current limit Max to 255 Set Min CPU Cache ratio to 8 Set Max CPU Cache ratio to 41 CPU core/cache voltage to Adaptive Mode CPU Core voltage override set to 1.33 CPU VCCIO Voltage set to 1.1 CPU System Agent Voltage set to 1.1 I've run a couple hour long stress tests with Aida64 and everything seems to be stable and temps in check. My question is about the VID Max being at 1.452v and my values are consistently over the 3.3v override setting. Is this going to stress my cpu out faster if i'm constantly running higher volts through it? Any advice and knowledge on what exactly all these settings are doing and a better way to optimize them? Like I said, I'm a noob when it comes to this. I understand the concept of boosting the frequency and voltage needed to do so as well as safe temps, but the tutorials I've watched and read haven't been as specific as I'd have hoped.
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    M.2 or sata for OS upgrade advice

    Here is my current build: https://pcpartpicker.com/user/Krazycat/saved/Kqhw6h So, I'm looking to clear up some space on my 850 Evo and wanted to migrate my OS to a new ssd, specifically an M.2. I'm a total noob when it comes to storage and relatively green with PC building in general but I'm learning. I'm looking for advice on what to do. I'd like to get a smaller M.2, like MP500 120Gb, simply to put the os on. I mostly use my system for gaming, browsing, work online (not storage dependant), some media, and light photoshop on occasion. I'd like to stay under $200 USD for this upgrade. A couple questions here. Should I just fork over the cash for something like 970Pro 512gb or EVO 500Gb and migrate my os and store more games on it? or just get 1Tb Sata and boost my overall ssd space? My pc is pretty snappy as it is but want to have space for games and programs. I7 is OC'd to 4.5 and GPU is OC'd to +135Mhz core with 300mhz mem. HDD is used for storing Pics, Videos, Docs, etc. anything not really reliant on quick loads. Current SSD contains OS, Steam and other game launchers, and most of my programs. Any recommendations on the best way to organize my storage and what would be the best bang for my buck is appreciated. TIA!
  8. @paddy-stone Was just about to take it apart to get a better if something blew on it and noticed one of the fan power connector cables was hitting the blade. Potentially had one fan not running which would surely fit this issue. Never really checked the fans with them being under the GPU out of sight line and not thinking twice about it. I have CAM software running all the time though so I should have got a temp warning from it and i haven't touched the GPU in months before this so not really sure if it was an issue. Already posted on Graphics Cards, they actually referred me here to ask about putting the card in a friends rig. Definitely at that stage where I'm gonna work on another rig to have around for these situations. Relatively new to PC gaming and building in general but I love it! Thanks again for the help!
  9. @paddy-stone I tried both another PCIe slot and power cables to no avail. I built the whole system Feb of 2016, so just over 3 years (conveniently 2 months out of the GPU warranty date, lol). Bought everything brand new for my first build, added some random stuff here and there (lighting, fans, etc) but all main components (mobo, cpu, gpu, ram, psu) are from 3 years ago. Never had any issues with the system until last night. Game almost everyday and use for productivity as well. I work from home part time. Just want to make sure I don't have to fix a second rig before I stick my card in my friends machine. From what i've read online, it seems to be a dead GPU. Was gonna upgrade anyway, so it is what it is. Thanks for the help!
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    PC crash, most likely GPU failure. Need some troubleshoot advice

    Haha, awesome! I'll look into it! Thanks again!
  11. Here's my setup PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant Type Item Price CPU Intel - Core i7-6700K 4 GHz Quad-Core Processor $307.70 @ OutletPC CPU Cooler NZXT - Kraken X61 106.1 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler Motherboard Asus - MAXIMUS VIII HERO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard Memory G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $79.89 @ OutletPC Storage Samsung - 850 EVO-Series 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $149.89 @ OutletPC Storage Toshiba - 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive Video Card EVGA - GeForce GTX 970 4 GB FTW+ ACX 2.0+ Video Card Case Corsair - 760T Black V2 ATX Full Tower Case $179.99 @ Amazon Power Supply EVGA - SuperNOVA G2 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $129.89 @ OutletPC Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Pro OEM 64-bit $129.99 @ Newegg Business Case Fan Noctua - NF-F12 PWM 54.97 CFM 120mm Fan $19.95 @ Amazon Case Fan Noctua - NF-P14s redux-1200 PWM 64.92 CFM 140mm Fan $14.95 @ Amazon Case Fan Noctua - NF-P14s redux-1200 PWM 64.92 CFM 140mm Fan $14.95 @ Amazon Monitor BenQ - GL2460HM 24.0" 1920x1080 60 Hz Monitor $119.99 @ Amazon Monitor BenQ - GL2460HM 24.0" 1920x1080 60 Hz Monitor $119.99 @ Amazon Keyboard Kingston - HyperX Alloy Elite RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard $139.99 @ Amazon Mouse Logitech - G502 Proteus Spectrum Wired Optical Mouse $65.03 @ Newegg Headphones Logitech - G430 7.1 Channel Headset $39.97 @ Amazon Speakers Logitech - Z506 155 W 5.1ch Speakers $72.99 @ Newegg External Storage Seagate - Expansion 1 TB External Hard Drive Other NZXT Hue+ Advanced Gaming PC Lighting Control Purchased For $59.99 Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts Total (before mail-in rebates) $1665.15 Mail-in rebates -$20.00 Total $1645.15 Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-04-18 05:44 EDT-0400 I was playing Apex legends last night with a twitch stream on my second monitor when my entire system just went black. Monitors, case lighting, everything stopped. I switched off my PSU i/o and back on and my mobo led lighting came back on as well as cpu cooler lights. Press power button and i get a brief flick of the light and a click near the back (which I assume is the psu) but the system won't start up. Fans do not even try to tick over. I replaced the cmos battery, switched psu off and held power button while off and tried again to discharge any potential power. Still nothing. I removed the GPU and used IGP to boot and the system starts right up with no issue but i'm now stuck using on board graphics which are useless for anything but browsing. I have also reinstalled the GPU without the pcie power connected, no picture with display plugged into the GPU but my machine does start fine and displays fine when using IGP. The fans on the GPU also tick and spin a little while using just the PCIe slot power, again no power attached from PSU to GPU. Anytime the power connectors are connected to the GPU, the system will not post. So, I have a few questions. First, does anyone know if this is the PSU not having power to run the card and stopping the system or is the GPU done for? I'm assuming my GPU is fried and I will have to replace it after reading a lot of similar problems online. Second, I should be able to try it in a friends machine tomorrow to verify this but am also a little worried I may damage something in his rig such as the PSU if the card has a short or something in it. Should I be worried that this may be a possibility?
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    PC crash, most likely GPU failure. Need some troubleshoot advice

    Thanks for the response! I had a feeling it was the GPU which is fine, wanted an upgrade anyways. I'll double check on my buddy's to be sure. I'll go check on the PSU forum just to make sure as well. I'm a little bit worried about the used market. I have found a few 1080 ti's in this same price range but I'm just so paranoid about getting something that doesn't work although I know to buy through a site with buy back guarantees. I don't really care for Ray tracing as the technology isn't really "there" yet. Besides, I mostly play FPS games with low settings for high FPS anyways. Ebay just scares the hell out of me lol. I looked up a lot on used mining cards and they seem to be the way to go. Most miners undervolt and keep things cool, so I'd be fine just replacing a fan if necessary. Any tips on buying used? Would much rather get the raw power of the 80ti than the safety of a brand new card. Just can't make up my mind...
  13. Here is my current parts list. https://pcpartpicker.com/list/JzHXGG I was playing Apex legends last night with a twitch stream on my second monitor when my entire system just went black. Monitors, case lighting, everything stopped. I switched of my PSU i/o and back on and my mobo led lighting came back on as well as cpu cooler lights. Press power button and i get a brief flick of the light and a click near the back (which I assume is the psu) but the system won't start up. Fans do not even try to tick over. I replaced the cmos battery, switched psu off and help power button while off and tried again. Still nothing. I removed the GPU and used IGP to boot and the system starts right up with no issue but i'm now stuck using on board graphics which are useless for anything but browsing. I have also reinstalled the GPU without the pcie power connected, no picture with display plugged into the GPU but it does start fine and displays fine when using IGP. The fans on the GPU also tick and spin a little while using just the PCIe slot power, again no power attached from PSU to GPU. Anytime the power connectors are connected to the GPU, the system will not post. So, I have a few questions. First, does anyone know if this is the PSU not having power to run the card and stopping the system or is the GPU done for? I'm assuming my GPU is fried and I will have to replace it after reading a lot of similar problems online. Second, I should be able to try it in a friends machine tomorrow to verify this but am also a little worried I may damage something in his rig such as the PSU if the card has a short or something in it. Should I be worried that this may be a possibility? Are there other options in order to test what may be the issue? My GPU is about 2 months out of warranty so I'm boned on that front. I did check the PSU while running today to see if the fan was spinning and it was not although I was under the impression that the PSU fan only runs when necessary? I would much rather replace a $100 PSU than drop several hundred on a new GPU. That being said, I've been considering a GPU upgrade for a while now and will likely spend upwards of $600 on one and have been digging through the options of RTX 2070's. It is something of a nightmare trying to discern between which manufacturer to go with but am leaning towards an EVGA XC Black or XC Black Gaming Edition although I'd like to stay closer to the $500 mark. I know this is a lot but I'm trying to make the most informed decision possible. Thanks in advance!
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