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About Kylan275

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  1. Yeah, 1440p is a possibility too. I'll see if I can find any good ones out there. But personally I'm used to scaling because I'm a long-time Mac user. And the 21" iMac is 4K and I like the resolution on it. As long as the scaling is set to 200%, it looks decent on Windows, a lot better than it used to at least.
  2. I'm kind of disappointed that these seem to not be a thing. The only small 4K monitor I know is the Dell P2415Q, a 24" 4K monitor (and it's four years old and hasn't been updated which doesn't bode well for 4K monitors of this size). Are there any others that I'm missing? Any that you've tried and would recommend? It's not a must-have for me or anything, I'd just like to know if there are good ones out there.
  3. Anyone have a list of or can recommend 4K or 2K monitors with ambient light sensors? It's a feature that I'd at least like to try out because I think it could be really useful to have the brightness adjust automatically like on a laptop or iMac. The only one I know of right now is the BenQ PD2700U (and BenQ also makes a 1080p monitor with the same sensor). I'm considering getting it, but I'd like to know what else is out there or if any of you have found good ones.
  4. Oh okay Also what I said isn't correct--I never used this memory with the old motherboard, that was different Corsair Vengeance memory at a lower clock speed. But it still listed the speed differently (I remember it showing up as the max speed in Task Manager, not half).
  5. I'm using Corsair Vengeance RAM that's supposed to have a speed of 3200 MHz, but the speed is listed as half that by CPU-Z and Windows' task manager. Am I doing something wrong? I recently changed motherboards from an ASRock X470 itx to an MSI B450 mATX. I remember with the ASRock the memory's speed was listed as 3200, but I can only get it to say 1600 with this setup. I checked in the UEFI and under "overclocking" the memory "Profile 2" is selected which says it's 3200.
  6. Thanks. Interestingly the splash screen does display when I use HDMI (I was using DP). Weird. But glad I can see it now. I don't have any preference between DP and HDMI. Both seem to work fine, so I'm just gonna use HDMI from now on
  7. I have an MSI B450M Mortar Titanium board and I noticed that when I start up my computer, the "Arsenal Gaming" splash screen doesn't show. It's just a black screen before the Windows 10 splash screen shows up. I've been using a BenQ 27" 4K monitor. I thought maybe there was no splash screen with this mobo until I hooked up a 1080p gaming monitor (also BenQ). Now I see the splash screen when I start up. Why does it display with my 1080p monitor but not with my 4K monitor? (Both were hooked up via Display Port and my ASRock RX 570 graphics card). I know this isn't the biggest issue, but I'm just curious.
  8. Okay, thanks. For some reason I thought X570 was necessary for the 3000-series. But yes, I don't really want to do a "side-grade", X570 seems the next logical step up. Some of the ASRock boards are more affordable, but I'm wary of ASRock after the problems I've had with my current motherboard. Also kind of hoping for a board with a front USB-C header, which the B450 boards don't have, but that's not a huge deal.
  9. Well, I'm Kylan, I'm 16, I just got into building PCs last year, before that I was almost exclusively a Mac user. I still like Macs, but building has become a hobby. I love LTT, HardwareCanucks, Bitwit, and others. Can't wait to build my next system
  10. Sorry I added some notes to indicate that some of the stuff in my sig actually has issues (the case is broken, the motherboard has problems that I've posted about in the troubleshooting section, and the CPU cooler is noisy and doesn't seem to be all that effective). So do you need X570 if you plan on using the 3000-series Ryzen? I plan getting a 3000-series eventually, just not right at this moment.
  11. Essentially I want to replace everything I have now except for the processor and the graphics card because I can't really afford to replace those right now. This is the new stuff I'm planning on getting: Case: Fractal Design R6 USB-C (white) -- my current case is actually broken and I wanted a new case that's white, has USB-C, and has a 5.25" bay. This checks all the boxes. Motherboard: Gigabyte Aorus X570 Elite -- my motherboard has always had problems, so this is what I want to replace the most Memory: Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 16 GB 3200 MHz (2 x 8GB) (white) -- i'm going for a white theme and my current memory is slower, black and not RGB CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i RGB Platinum SE - right now I'm just using the stock AMD cooler! PSU: Thermaltake Toughpower Grand 750W -- already own this; it's sitting in a box in my closet Would it be okay to use my old processor, an AMD Ryzen 5 2600X, for now and plan on swapping it out for a 3000-series later? Graphics-wise, I have an ASRock Phantom Gaming AMD Radeon RX 570--it works well. I may upgrade the graphics when I upgrade the processor. For now, I'm planning on re-using this. Also re-using my Corsair NVME SSD. Does this sound okay? Say I want to upgrade the graphics card to NVIDIA--are there any problems with using an NVIDIA card on an AMD system?
  12. Hmm. Looks like I already had it disabled. Oh well. Still blinking. Not sure what's causing it then.
  13. The surge protectors I have are great but have piercing green lights on them, so I cover those up with old ID cards. I hate lights at night lol
  14. I feel like my computer never used to do this, but it always does now. The only way to get them to go off is by switching off the PSU. It's annoying because my desktop is right by my bed and I prefer it dark at night, yet the wall is lit up by the flashing orange light on the ethernet port.