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Everything posted by silicon_lottery

  1. Cool stuff, especially the H100i! I've never tried liquid cooling, mostly because I'm unusually paranoid of the possibility of a leak. Whenever I try and experiment with liquid cooling, my brain gives me this equation: Good luck with your build.
  2. Underclocking? That's a new issue. I wonder if you should bump the base clock up to compensate (basically, a very slow overclocking.) However, this isn't something I'm experienced with, so you may want to wait for another forum user to weigh in. Good luck solving your GPU issue.
  3. No problem, I love helping other people out. As for PUBG and Skyrim, a quick Google search shows that you can get an average of 79 fps on PUBG. Overall, most games will give you an average of 100 fps. So you'll definitely be fine.
  4. Well, you're in luck. Even a toaster can run League. Maybe not a toaster, but my 2010 Macbook Pro could run it at 45 fps. I played League on it fine. So your computer will be fine. (Not least because it uses hardware which is ten years more advanced.)
  5. Yes. That will definitely be able to stream/game. You probably won't even have to worry about bad framerates for the next few years - the hardware you picked is top-notch.
  6. Can we have a bit more information? What are you trying to find out?
  7. A Limerick to Liquid Cooling

    When I found out about liquid cooling,

    "It was cool!" But who was I fooling?

    Because if there's a leak,

    A crack and a creak,

    in my PC the liquid's pooling.

  8. Challenge accepted! Well, it would be if I wasn't a broke student. I'm sure someone else can do this, though.
  9. Are you using PCPartPicker? In situations like this, it'll be super useful.
  10. Wow, that's quite shocking. I'm glad I wasn't the one in your current situation. Did you have to go Ohm and clean the ring? (Sorry for the puns, by the way. Building PCs is really electrifying.)
  11. Every year? That's fine, but I think two years is a good margin for replacement if the PC had a relatively good life.
  12. How old is your PC? ^ OK, so I'm a complete idiot - I didn't see the first line of the original post. Anyway... As per @TempestCatto, you may want to use a different thermal paste. Whichever one you want to use is up to you.
  13. Congratulations. Welcome to the PC master race.
  14. Surfshark is pretty good, but I personally use Hotspot Shield as it's reliable and affordable, at least for me. Here's a comparison website. Also, PIA was the subject of some really complicated controversy that I won't post here, because I don't want to get banned. Good luck with your VPN!
  15. Ouch. Did you have to get a new motherboard, or were you able to salvage the old one?
  16. I guess you could say it was a real blowout of a PC. (Sorry.) I'm sorry for your loss, even if it had a hole through the motherboard. please do not ban me for my terrible pun
  17. Is the PSU fan spinning? Is the ATX connector in? Is the power cord in? Is the monitor power cable in? Is the cord from the monitor to GPU in? After you've validated this, see if it worked. If it didn't, we can try and figure out what the problem is.
  18. To start off, check that the big power cord is plugged from the PSU to the graphics card. Then see if the graphics card is plugged in correctly.
  19. How much storage do I use? My PC has a 1TB hard drive. How much storage do you need? 500 GB at a bare minimum, but you should probably spring for a comfortable 1 TB of space.
  20. That's quite pricey for a first time build. I was also terrified I'd mess something up, so my build was relatively modest in terms of price. Didn't want to burn lots of silicon out if I turned it on and my PC went nuclear on me.
  21. R.I.P. SSD. Late to the thread, but it would be best to scrap it and see if you could sent it to the pros for data recovery. If it's not that important, take a deep breath - everything's OK. Hang in there, man.
  22. Neither would I. I first learned about watercooling, and thought it was pretty interesting. A friend from school told me otherwise. A more apt comparison would be K-2SO's quote: "One blast and the whole system goes down." I still don't trust myself (that much) with AIOs, but I'd prefer AIOs a thousand times more than custom loops.
  23. It was beautiful. On October 1, 2017, I pushed the power button for the first time. Hearing the whirr of the fans and the screen blip to life literally brought tears to my eyes. Me and my family, in a labor of love, had spent four grueling hours on it, and it worked, first try. I will never forget that moment - literal chills!