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  1. Before you do the switch, make sure you have a copy of the Windows Media Creation tool to make a Windows installer on a Flash drive or DVDRW disk. When you do switch out the SSD, the bottle neck will change from the HDD to the CPU or RAM, depending on how old the hardware is. Not that this will cause any problems, just don't expect the power and speed of a brand new rig. All things concidered, you shouldn't have any issues. Just make sure that you don't end up with a deactivated Windows 10. Links: Windows 10 Media creation Tool: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10
  2. Any required drivers for operation will be recognized and pulled by Windows automatically. Any other drivers can be found on the manufactures website under the support and drivers tab. The Ram sticks that do work can have the speeds changed in BIOS, so make sure that you have the speeds set correctly. Hopefully someone with more experience will follow this up with any thing else you may need to know. Check and see if the problem is the RAM stick by testing each individual stick in the primary slot. The way to do this is by placing the RAM stick in, disconnecting any disk drives, and powering the system on. If it posts, that stick is good. You may be able to figure out the primary slot by looking around the RAM slots, usually, manufactures will silk screen the arrangement on the board, though you can always refer to the manual. The particular slot with be the one they any you to populate first. If you do find a bad stick, proceed to RMA and get warranty repair or replacement. P.S. Congrats on your first PC build! Welcome to the party!
  3. I have a Qualcomm Atheros C204N3 network adapter out of a Toshiba laptop. I'm wondering if this would work in a desktop motherboard with any success. I can find drivers for it, I just wanted to know if anyone had tried it. The connector won't fit into a PCIe slot (already tried). So the last thing I figured might fit would be the M.2 port...
  4. Good news: I don't have to spend another $150 on an ssd and OS key... Bad news: all 700GB of everything that I had on it is gone... Yes, I tried to recover everything, but I encountered more errors and ultimately, it didn't work. Using the CMD window, I was also unable to fix it... So now I go back through and reset all of my drivers. Thank you for your suggestion NewMaxx
  5. My SSD is a Samsung 970 Evo Plus 1TB NVMe M.2 2280. I've had it since May of last year, and never had an issue until yesterday. I was using my computer to assist in repairing a laptop. I remember trying to change my audio output using the icon on the taskbar, but for some reason, the menu wouldn't pull up. So I restarted it. It boot looped twice, then booted into Windows 10 Startup repair, and nothing in the menus would work. Startup repair errors instantly, Reset pc acts like it's doing something, then returns to the top menu. This morning, BIOS recognizes the drive as a Windows Bootable, but when I select it from the boot menu, it gives an error message about not finding a OS boot. So far, I've tried disconnecting the other two drives, clearing CMOS, disabling all other boot methods, and checking the bios settings to make sure it's ready for Windows 10, ect... My parts are as follows: Mobo: MSI camo squad z270 CPU: Intel i5-7500 RAM: Gskill Ripjaws 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 2300 GPU: Nvidia GTX 1070 FE w/ modified cooling OS BOOT: Samsung Evo 970 plus NVMe 1TB Storage: WD Blue 1TB and WD Green 1TB CPU cooler: Cooler Master Evo 210 GPU cooler: EKWB Phoenix MLC w/ Rad pump and res PSU: EVGA 600w 80+
  6. I couldn't decide if this classifies as a peripheral or a display, but since it's both, I picked this spot... Any how, I'm on the market to kit my rig with a VR headset. Currently, I'm running an intel i5-7500 (not K) on a MSI Z-270 with 16GB of DDR4 2300. I put in a GTX 1070 with an EKWB Phoenix MLC water cooling solution, and I have a 1TB SSD to play with. With the formalities out of the way, let me present what things I'm interested in. First off, I prefer to use over the ear headphones, my favorite ones being my SteelSeries Arcits 3. They fit just fine over my PSVR; which as many of you know, is pretty chunky I like the portability of the Oculus Quest, but not super impressed with the performance Linus saw in his latest review of it with it running on the Oculus Link. That said, the price point is right around my current budget of no more than $500. The Rift S is another big contender, rocking the stage like the Quest; running without needing the base stations. Which segues into the next headset I've seen a lot of... The HTC VIVE (not the pro, I prefer my current headset instead of the headphones on that) makes the list of the ones I've considered because its popularity. Most of what I know about these headsets is conjecture based on other peoples reviews and game play. I came to this market knowing that I wouldn't be able to see much more than the manufacture's marketing strategy, so I figured it would be easier to go to the community. I'm open to all suggestions and would love to hear first hand reviews about different headsets. Thank you all for making it this far, and I look forward to the discussion. ~squid