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James N.

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About James N.

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  • Birthday 1966-10-27

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  • Gender
  • Location
    The Woodlands, TX
  • Interests
    Cars, Electronics, Woodworking, Fabrication, Graphic Art. I like making things from nothing or even stuff others throw out. Amazing some of the things you can create with other peoples unwanted crap.
  • Biography
    I don't have time to write a book and it would only bore you.
  • Occupation


  • CPU
    Intel i9-9900K
  • Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Hero (Wi-Fi) Z390
  • RAM
    Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 64GB (4x16GB) DDR4 3200
  • GPU
    ASUS ROG Strix GeForce RTX 2080 Ti OC Edition 11GB
  • Case
    Cooler Master MasterCase H500M ATX Mid-Tower
  • Storage
    Samsung 970 EVO Plus SSD 500GB - M.2 NVMe (Boot) / Kingston 1.92TB A400 SATA 3 2.5" Internal SSD
  • PSU
    ASUS ROG Thor 850 80+ Platinum
  • Display(s)
    Sceptre 65" UHDTV
  • Cooling
  • Keyboard
  • Mouse
  • Sound
    17400 Watts of power controlled with a 10" touch screen tablet. System includes Two Crown 2502 XLS and Two Behringer NX6000D amplifiers, Emotiva P-100 preamp, Furman M-8Lx power conditioner. Totaling 16 speakers and 8 subwoofers. Plus one powered subwoofer @ 600 watts
  • Operating System
    Planning on Win 10 Pro
  • Laptop
    HP Pavilion Notbook - i7-6500U (12 Years Old... Doh!) - Win 10 Home
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  1. I just finished putting my system together a little over a week ago. Everything was working well and life was good for a brief moment. However, after a few days all of the sudden I can barely pay a game at all before it starts stuttering and frezing up. Unfortunately, when it starts, it usually doesn't stop and the only way out is through the task manager. I have tried reinstalling drivers (ver. 445.75) and have had no luck resolving this problem. Anybody else experiencing this issue and does anyone have a solution? System: Asus Maximus XI Hero Intel i9-9900k 64GB Dram 3200mhz Asus ROG Strix RTX 2080 Ti
  2. Hello ladies and gentlemen, Hope you are well and safe from all the crazy stuff going on. I have a couple questions for you. Below is a list of CPU temps while the system is running at idle. My system is running an Intel i9-9900k with an Asus ROG Ryujin 360mm liquid cooler. My questions are: Are these temps normal at idle? What is the max temp that my processor can handle under load? The reason I ask is it seems a little hot to me. Plus one of the games I have been playing is "NFS - Payback" and I have seen the temp get up to 160-170 F range. I have looked all through the bios and there doesn't seem to be a way to set the fan curves for the Noctura fans that come with the Ryujin. Besides trying to adjust the fan speeds, I have also pulled the cooler off and cleaned it off and reapplied the thermal paste. However, the CPU temp remained the same even after the reapplication.
  3. Wait... Damn, no it's not going to work. The tabs where the cable latches to the plug need two be on the bottom of the plug, Not the top like in the picture. Thanks for your help!
  4. No. I won't have the GPU till Wednesday. However, I watched one of the JayzTwoCents videos about this card and the tabs appeared to face the proper direction but, I might be wrong though. I was hoping someone here might have tried it at some point.
  5. Anyone know if the EVGA PowerLink will work with the ASUS ROG Strix GeForce RTX 2080 Ti OC Edition?
  6. Well folks, I don't know who bought these cards all out, since they are all out of stock. However, Newegg is charging a fortune for them. Hell, you could buy a nice house at that price!
  7. Well it put up a fight but, I got the beast all secured now!

    Hopefully, I will get a video card soon! ? Case still looks empty without it!

    Really have to thank Linus though. Watching the LTT videos got my blood flowing to make this happen... Thanks Linus!


  8. It's eyes are open and it's teeth are shinning... It's ALIVE!!! Now I must get it into it's cage before someone gets hurt!


  9. These are the parts I have for my new system. Still have a way to go. I know I kept talking about the Code and the Formula mobo's but, too much money for me. Went with the Hero instead. Stay tuned for more updates.


    1: Cool Master MasterCase H500M,

    2: ASUS ROG Maximus XI Hero (Wi-Fi) Z390,

    3: Intel - Core i9-9900K Octa-Core,

    4: Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 64GB (2x16GB) DDR4 3200 (Overkill),

    5: ASUS ROG Thor 850 80+ Platinum 850W,

    6: Samsung 970 EVO Plus SSD 500GB - M.2 NVMe (Boot),

    7: Kingston 1.92TB A400 SATA 3 2.5" Internal SSD (Storage),

    8: ASUS ROG Ryujin 360mm CPU Cooler. (Arrives 02/28)


    Current total: $2,289.01


    Still need a GPU but, need to actually pay for some of this stuff first. I need ASUS to sponsor my build! (lol) Have fun... Game on!


    1. greenmax


      For what ?

    2. James N.

      James N.

      What do you mean? It's the new system I'm working on!

    3. Caroline


      @greenmax minecraft with texture mods

  10. Hey guys, I'm not planning on doing any overclocking on my own. I wouldn't have any idea where to even start on that. Like I said before, I'm currently using a 12 year old computer. To me this new computer is going to be fast as hell on it's own. I may have grandiose ideas... Chances are it will just be air cooled. I would like to have the option to do more with what I have in the future though. Right now just a solid system to start with is my goal.
  11. Here is a little example of what I'm thinking. It's photo shopped.
  12. Yeah, I already purchased the i9-9900k. I thought about the AMD 9 3950x but, I don't like the AMD boards. Mainly the built in fan. I know I'm going to get at least 3200mhz. However, if I can afford more at the time of purchase I might look at around 4000mhz. I will probably max out the ram capacity at 64gb since I do graphics as well as play games. The board that I wanted is the Code
  13. This will be my first build in a long time. Haven't done this since the days of the Pentium 4. Wow, I'm old! Haven't kept up with the tech so much since then. Currently running a 12 year old HP Pavilion - i7-6500U. Baby is starting to show her age when it comes to games. Been good to me though. But the time has come to step it up a bit.
  14. Holy caesar salad that case cost a lot of lettuce!