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  1. My budget is probably like $50. I am leaning towards the Hyper 212 evo, as it is cheap and has good recommendations. My only hesitation is that some people say it does not come with the AM4 mounting bracket. I am also thinking about adding case fans instead of upgrading the CPU fan. I was thinking of the 2x or 3x Cooler Master MF120R A-RGB.
  2. I have been testing my new PC, here are the specs: https://pcpartpicker.com/user/dsong98/saved/g6m9NG - Ryzen 5 3600 (Wraith Stealth Cooler) - Radeon 5700xt - b450 Tomahawk Max I tried playing Modern Warfare for a few hours, and the temps spiked to 96C, at an average of like 80-85C. This is not normal is it? I am worried that I didn't install the CPU cooler well enough. For some reason, I could not screw it down more, as it was blocked by some shield on the mobo. Would this be a problem, if the cooler was not screwed in all the way? Would it be a good idea to flip the cooler, as it seems there is room for the AMD logo on the cooler on the other side next to the RAM.
  3. Thank you so much! I feel so dumb, there were some shield over those ports, and I just thought they were brackets for aesthetics or something. I plugged the HDMI in, and I now see the BIOS! Thank you! Once I want to regularly use my PC though, should I continue to use the GPU hdmi, or should I be using the mobo hdmi? And if I am using the GPU, should I be using DisplayPort instead of HDMI?
  4. I did plug the HDMI into the mobo. Should you even be able to plug something into the GPU? I have no ports I can see on the back of the PC to plug anything into it
  5. Hi everyone, I just completed my first build, the components are here: https://pcpartpicker.com/user/dsong98/saved/g6m9NG Ryzen 3600 Radeon 5700xt b450 Tomahawk Max 550V PSU etc... I tried booting up my PC to pressing the delete key to enter BIOS, and all the fans spin and the GPU and mobo light up, but the monitor does not turn on, or get any signal. Am I worried that I damaged my CPU when installing the CPU cooler. For some reason, the Ryzen Wraith Stealth doesn't fit on the Tomahawk b450 Max mobo, despite all sources saying it does (but perhaps I didn't install it correctly?). The cooler couldn't go all the way down, as it was blocked by some plastic shield on the mobo (I will link a picture below of this issue). I didn't realize this, and I was trying to push the cooler down to get the screws in place. I tried to pull the cooler off of the processor too, but couldn't because of the thermal paste. I also moved it side to side. I am worried that this could have damaged the CPU. However, I read that the mobo should beep at me if there were any issues detected, and I hear no beeping. This leads me to think the CPU is alright? Regardless, even if my CPU was broken, the monitor should still receive a signal if the mobo and GPU are working, correct? Any help is appreciated, thanks!
  6. I just built my first PC, and want to install windows 10 onto it. All I have currently is a MacBook Pro, so I’m not sure how I can make the usb bootable drive. Can I just go ahead and do it how you would on a pc? I read some articles about how to use the iso version and terminal and it seems really complicated. Has anyone had any experience with this? Thanks!
  7. This is my pc build here: PCPartPicker Part List Type Item Price CPU AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor $184.99 @ Amazon Motherboard MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard Purchased For $114.99 Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory Purchased For $63.99 Storage Western Digital SN750 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive Purchased For $69.99 Video Card Gigabyte Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB GAMING OC Video Card Purchased For $369.99 Case Fractal Design Meshify C ATX Mid Tower Case $99.98 @ Newegg Power Supply Corsair CXM 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply $152.50 @ Amazon Keyboard Logitech G613 Wireless Standard Keyboard Purchased Mouse Logitech G300S Wired Optical Mouse Purchased Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts Total $1056.43 Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-06-29 10:25 EDT-0400 I read somewhere that you typically want to go for a monitor that is double the price of your gpu, but I’m hesitant to spend that much. Some specs I think that I want are: 24 inch 1080p or 1440p 60hz or 144hz (will I notice the difference between the two) I’ve found a few monitors in the $150-250 price range that I like, they were mostly 24” 1080p 144hz. If I am spending 400 on my gpu though, should I be trying to buy a more expensive monitor though? Maybe one that offers 1440p 144hz?
  8. This is my first PC build, I've already chosen the internals basically, and purchased some of them: https://pcpartpicker.com/user/dsong98/saved/g6m9NG ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Ryzen 5 3600 Radeon 5700xt MSI b450 Tomahawk Max Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory Western Digital SN750 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Questions: Not sure what PSU to get, but I think one that is 550-600 watts? One person recommended Antec Earthwatts Gold Pro 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply For case: debating between NZXT h510, Meshify C, Metallic Gear Neo Air ATX. Any other recs? Do I need cpu cooler? Thinking of getting hyper 212, but seems like a hassle to make sure it has the mounting bracket. If I didn't get it, I could just spend that money on the Meshify C instead which has pretty good airflow.
  9. I just added a screenshot to show what it looks like. I will also try to contact my university soon to see if they can help me resolve it!
  10. I have an icon on my home screen that I can't delete. I don't believe it is an application, as when I click on it, it brings up a site on safari. When I hold on the app to delete it, it just gives me the option to Share Bookmark, and edit home page. I remember that it got on my phone through my university, I believe while I was trying to set up my school Outlook email onto my mail app. My IT department said I needed to download this app from the internet. I've tried to go into General > Settings > Finding the app and deleting it, but the icon does not show up here. Since it looked like it might be a safari bookmark, I tried to find the bookmark in Safari and remove that, but I could not locate it. I am not really sure what else I can do to remove it. Any suggestions? Would connecting it to my computer and removing it through iTunes work?
  11. dsong98

    Sn750

    Seeing as they have them for $6-10 bucks on amazon, it wouldn’t hurt to get one right? I’m looking at the nzxt h510 at the moment, and it seems that it doesn’t have the best airflow.
  12. dsong98

    Sn750

    In addition, would a heat sink be required with this ssd? I read the nvme ones get really hot as opposed to their sata counterparts.
  13. dsong98

    Sn750

    I keep seeing people recommending the WD sn750 500gb SSD, mostly from Reddit. It’s currently $70 on Amazon, which I believe is a sale? Is this drive really good or a good bang for your buck? I am building my first PC, I was originally going go with 1tb ssd for like 120-130, but it seems like a $70 ssd with a 1 or 2tb hdd for $50 would cost the same but leave me with 1.5 tb more. The other thing is, I don’t think I’ll ever need that much, I can’t think of what I’d put on the computer besides my games and some school documents. Also, just to be sure, would this be compatible with the b450 Tomahawk Max?
  14. I am currently looking to get 16GB of RAM. I am debating between: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 & G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL16. The Corsair is like $15 cheaper, although it is a little slower. Looking at latency: 16/3200*2000 = 10ns 16/3600*2000 = 8.9 ns Will this even be noticeable? I feel like it won't matter too much, but reading online has convinced me that with Ryzen, this difference can be noticeable. Thoughts?
  15. So I'm building my first PC, this is what I have so far: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/ZWhcsk PCPartPicker Part List Type Item Price CPU AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor $166.89 @ Amazon CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $34.99 @ Amazon Motherboard MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard $114.99 @ Best Buy Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory $66.98 @ Amazon Storage Western Digital Blue 1 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $114.99 @ Newegg Video Card Gigabyte Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB GAMING OC Video Card $399.99 @ Newegg Case NZXT H510 ATX Mid Tower Case $69.99 @ Best Buy Power Supply Corsair CXM 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply $138.79 @ Amazon Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts Total $1107.61 Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-06-15 12:58 EDT-0400 I'm wondering about the best memory that I can buy, specifically about CAS Latency and Clock Speed. I saw that the Tomahawk Max Mobo is compatible with up to like 2.933 MHz and can be clocked up to 3.466 MHz via overclocking. I don't even know if I will be overclocking, but will getting 3200mhz RAM be fine, even if it is over this limit? I think I might be a little short of a full understanding here. From reading different sources, people are saying that 3600mhz with CL16 is the best, although I haven't seen it on PCPartPicker. But even if I did find it, would getting 3600 be too much, as it seems to be over the Tomahawk compatibility upper limit? What I can find is 3600mhz with CL18, but when plugging it into the equation for finding the latency (CAS Latency/Clock Speed) * 2000: -> 18/3600*2000 = 10ns -> 16/3200*2000 = 10ns Which means that 3600mhz CL18 is the same as 3200mhz CL16? Any advice or information to help me bridge the knowledge gap is appreciated!
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