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  1. If I wanna get a separate drive for my operating system how much storage would I need for just Windows 10? And do I really need one of the better quality drives like a WD or Crucial or will a cheaper alternative work just fine if all it is handling is the OS? Also do non-NVME M.2 drives offer any real advantage over a regular 2.5" SATA SSD?
  2. How far above the estimated wattage should I look for? Right now the system builder puts me at around 394W so should a 450ish be enough or should I be looking more for the 600+ range?
  3. PCPartPicker Part List Type Item Price CPU AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor $189.99 @ Amazon CPU Cooler Noctua NH-D15 CHROMAX.BLACK 82.52 CFM CPU Cooler $99.95 @ Amazon Motherboard Gigabyte X570 AORUS ELITE ATX AM4 Motherboard $184.99 @ Amazon Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $74.98 @ Amazon Storage Western Digital Blue SN500 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $99.85 @ Amazon Video Card Gigabyte Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB GAMING OC Video Card $409.99 @ Newegg Case Fractal Design Meshify C ATX Mid Tower Case $99.98 @ Newegg Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts Total $1159.73 Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-01-19 16:53 EST-0500 I'm a bit a way off from saving enough $ so things might change.
  4. Got a few questions about power supplies. Firstly what is the main difference between the form factors? An article I read on Newegg (https://www.newegg.com/insider/how-to-choose-a-pc-power-supply-buying-guide/) that says the main ones are the ATX12V and EPS12V but I don't really understand what the difference is outside of different connector types. Also for the motherboard I want (https://www.gigabyte.com/us/Motherboard/X570-AORUS-ELITE-rev-10#kf) it says it has both 24 pin and 8 pin connectors but only shows one connector in the picture. Would both types just plug into the same spot? Is there any real benefit to using a hardwired PSU vs a modular/hybrid? Like how much more likely is it that a modular plug is gonna go bad versus a hard wired one? I figure this is more down to the manufacturer but still. How important are the higher level 80 PLUS ratings? Would having a lower rating like bronze or silver have any negative effect vs a plat or titanium or is it just how much you wanna spend on the electric bill? How do I determine if the 12V rails have the right wattage? I've heard that they can be labeled differently on different PSU's and the labeled wattage doesn't always add up to the real total wattage so what should I be looking for?
  5. Fixed So the only real problem is just how often they are put out and not with them not working properly?
  6. I'm researching for my first build and was looking at getting one of the new Radeon 5700 cards to go in it (one of the partner ones for the cooling) but I've heard that the Radeon GPUs have sometimes had trouble with the drivers not working properly. I'm curious if this is still an issue with the newer cards and how much of a headache it is to deal with so I can decide if I wanna stick with it or go with one of the Intel cards.
  7. The up direction on my XB1 controller's d-pad is starting to act up in that sometimes when I press it nothing happens. Usually if I hit multiple times, or hit the other directions first and then hit up, it starts to work again. Could something be wrong with the connector point/pad on the pcb under the d-pad or would just replacing the pad fix this kind of thing. The controller is one of the blue Forza edition controllers btw.
  8. So which one would it be then, B or not B? According to this b-die finder thing it says that it is b-die- https://benzhaomin.github.io/bdiefinder/ I'd rather avoid rgb so I didn't really wanna get the neo. Shouldn't the normal Trident Z be the same thing but without the fancy lighting? Plus I'm not really set on the G.skill, I was just using that as an example. I'm trying to figure out all I can before making a decision.
  9. So which would you say is more important, the mhz or the timings? Like would 3200 mhz with cl14 be better or would 3600mhz with cl16 be better? On a side note I was looking at these two g.skill sets and had a question- 3200 mhz at cl 14 https://pcpartpicker.com/product/McH48d/gskill-trident-z-16gb-2-x-8gb-ddr3-3200-memory-f4-3200c14d-16gtzkw 3600 mhz at cl 16 https://pcpartpicker.com/product/ywYLrH/gskill-trident-z-16gb-2-x-8gb-ddr4-3600-memory-f4-3600c16d-16gtzkw Are they actually different from one another or are they the same kit where one has been set to looser timings than the other? Like could the 3600 one potentially go higher than the 3200 or are the internals the same?
  10. Sorry late reply again. I'm a little confused on how boosting the ram works. Does making the timings slower (like going form cl14 to cl16) boost the mhz? Like if I bought Trident Z 3200 cl14 and changed the cl to 16 would that make the mhz go up to 3600 or down? Also I read that (at least some) ram doesn't perform at the listed speed without boosting, so would I have to boost to get the 3200 anyways?
  11. Appreciate it guys. Sorry for the late reply, been sick all week and I work 12 hr days, but I still have a question about timings. Are they set in place for each kit or do they change when you tweak settings. Also is there really a difference between close timings like say 14-14-15-31 vs 14-14-14-34? How different does it have to be to really make a difference?
  12. Value first, though I wouldn't mind knowing what the performance one is.
  13. I need help figuring out what ram I need to go with a 3600 cpu for my first gaming rig. I saw one guide that said that 3200mhz CL14 was best for that (if I'm wrong please correct me) but I don't know what timings to go for. I get lower is better but I don't really know what ideal is since it seems that alot of stats are about "ideal level for compatibility with so-and-so part" and if you go to high or two low they, i dunno, don't wanna work together properly or something.
  14. I'm still figuring stuff out so- probably AMD 3600, dunno yet (looking at Meshify C or something similar), dunno yet online / northern Virginia, around $1500 ish. I'm not really finalized on anything, I just wanted to know if what that person told me was true or not.