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Everything posted by wegoodtbh

  1. Hello everyone I am having trouble deciding on which monitor to use as my main monitor. I don't really understand displays that well so I was hoping someone here can help me out. So I currently use a LG 24MP60VQ 24' 1080P (https://www.lg.com/us/monitors/lg-24MP60VQ-P-led-monitor) as my main monitor, and it has served me very well and seems like a overall good monitor. However, I just got an older Dell U2711 Ultrasharp 2560x1440 (https://www.dell.com/ae/business/p/dell-u2711/pd) for free from a friend. I plugged in the Dell using HDMI and the quality seemed pretty bad compared to my LG, but I just assumed it was because the HDMI doesn't support the 2560x1440 on the Dell so I ordered a display port cable instead to hook that up to the dell so I can see how good it really is. So my question is, is the Dell monitor even better? Like based on looking at the specs, is one monitor better than the other? I just want to know so I don't get my hopes up before the cable comes lol.
  2. Thank you to everyone who helped me. This forum has been so kind to help me throughout my entire build. Thank you all so much !!
  3. Okay that makes sense. I thought that was the case but I couldn't find anything for sure online. Thank you
  4. I forgot to add the pictures when I first made the post sorry lmfao. But based on what you guys are all saying about the 6+2 connector, and by the picture I have with it plugged in, it's plugged in correctly right? Sorry I am a noob and just want to make sure
  5. Hey everyone so I am almost done with my build, I just need to make sure I plugged in my graphics card correctly then I can go for the first boot. I'm seeing a lot of different stuff online for the graphics cards and pins and it is really confusing me. My graphics card seems to only have an 8 pin connector but I'm reading that some have 2, and some can only be plugged in with 6 pins. I read the manual and got more confused lol. My psu cable is also a 6+2 pin cable If that changes anything. My graphics card is a Sapphire pulse 5600 xt, the dual display port and dual hdmi model. And I have a non modular power supply. I have attached some pictures and I will be very thankful if someone can tell me if I did this correctly thank you all
  6. Hello everyone I am almost done with my pc build but I am confused about the atx motherboard connector. So I bought a non modular power supply (which I deeply regret, was hard to find anything else at time) and I am trying to connect it to the motherboard but it is split into two pieces (shown in pictures). Every video I've seen so far the cable has been 1 piece so I am really confused. Do I just connect the left over 4 pin connector right next to the 20 pin connector on the slot, similar to how the CPU plug works? Here are some pictures demonstrating what I am confused about
  7. Hey y'all so I just started my new build and I accidentally dropped the stock 3600 cooler when I was reaching for it (fell like 2 inches) and some of thermal paste came off. I can't tell if I should I apply more or not (I bought some extra thermal paste) so of someone can help me out I will be very thankful
  8. Hey I just wanted to update everyone thanks for all your help. I canceled the gigabyte order and got the sapphire pulse model instead. I'm happy I did because it's the same price as the gigabyte model without the rebate, and who really has the time to wait for it to come back. I just have to wait an extra day but I think it will be well worth it, and now I have Amazon's return policy instead of Neweggs crappy policy, thank you all
  9. Hey ya'll everyone in this forum has been so kind in helping me with my build, so thank you and bless you all, I am finally ready to purchase my last part. I have already purchased two graphics cards and cancelled them, and cancelled a bunch of other stuff as well but I am finally almost done. So the Graphics card I want to buy is the 5600 XT. I originally purchased the gigabyte windforce model because it was the cheapest, but this forum convinced me to pruchase the Sapphire pulse model instead because it has way better thermals and stuff. But I am confused because the graphics card says PCIe 4,0, and I don't think my motherboard has PCIe 4,0, so now I am really confused and don't know what to do. So if someone could please advise if the card is compatible with my build (https://pcpartpicker.com/list/CBNdhg) my motherboard is the MSI b450 tomahawk max And also if anyone wants to give me any last second reccomendations, go ahead before I go crazy lmfao Parts list again: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/CBNdhg
  10. Ok y'all so you see the problem is I just bought the Gigabyte windforce model lol, should I try to cancel it and get a different card or nah, it's 259 after rebate. Also this would be about the 5th time during my build where I've canceled something and bought it again. Please advise. I could use the extra money for a wifi card or something.
  11. Thank you to everyone who responded I just pulled the trigger on the 5600 xt
  12. Ok everyone so I am about to finish my build (https://pcpartpicker.com/list/Kd8gMc) but I need to choose a graphics card. So I originally bought a 1660 super to go with then i saw there was a deal for the 5600 xt for 259.99 after $20 rebate on newegg. I really wanted to get the 5600 xt originally but I read about horrible issues with drivers and such and that steered me away, but when I saw that price it had me thinking. Should I go for the 1660 Super or the 5600 xt? And if I do go for the 5600 xt which is the most stable/best card to buy? These are the 5600 xt cards I was considering: https://www.newegg.com/gigabyte-radeon-rx-5600-xt-gv-r56xtwf2oc-6gd/p/N82E16814932246?Description=5600 xt&cm_re=5600_xt-_-14-932-246-_-Product (this one is the deal) https://www.newegg.com/gigabyte-radeon-rx-5600-xt-gv-r56xtgaming-oc-6g/p/N82E16814932244?Description=5600 xt&cm_re=5600_xt-_-14-932-244-_-Product https://www.newegg.com/asrock-radeon-rx-5600-xt-rx5600xt-cld-6go/p/N82E16814930030?Description=5600 xt&cm_re=5600_xt-_-14-930-030-_-Product https://www.newegg.com/asrock-radeon-rx-5600-xt-rx5600xt-pgd3-6go/p/N82E16814930028?Description=5600 xt&cm_re=5600_xt-_-14-930-028-_-Product PC Spec list again: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/Kd8gMc
  13. Thank you for your detailed response. I was strongly thinking about the 5600xt but I couldn't figure out which brand card to buy, because I've heard alot about driver issues and didn't really want the headache. Is the gigabyte card you linked a good one? I am thinking about cancelling/returning the 1660s order. But Neweggs shitty return policy is holding me back. Please advise
  14. It's a used power supply for $120 :(, ty for help tho
  15. Hello everyone I am pretty much done with my build all my parts are coming in soon but I am having second thoughts about my power supply. My knowledge on power supplies is wack so when I saw one go on stock on buildapcsales I impulse bought it because a lot of stuff is out of stock. Here is my current build list https://pcpartpicker.com/list/LCXQHB Here is the power supply I bought for $76 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07WC79PPN/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_G7maFb66PDXQ0 As far as I am aware the power supply is "okay" for my current build but I would like some flexibility in over clocking. Should I keep my power supply or get another one? And if anyone knows any good power supplies under $100 I'd really appreciate it
  16. Hello everyone so I am currently in the process of building my new gaming PC however I don't understand how NVME m.2 slots work or PCI slots. The motherboard I am using for my build is a MSI B450 Tomahawk Max (https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/B450-TOMAHAWK-MAX/Specification). I wanted to get a 1tb M.2 SSD along with a 2tb HDD for my build, but I was confused because I read that if I use the m.2 slot I will disable my sata ports, so I am now unsure if I can even use the m.2 slot. So if someone can point out what I am missing here and/or point me in the right direction of what ssds and HDDs to buy I will be very thankful. Also sorry if this is a stupid question, I plan on getting a PCI wifi card for my build too and I read that some ssds use PCI slots so now I am worried if the wifi card will interfere with my 1tb SSD and 2tb HDD build. Here is a list of what parts I have so far (change motherboard with MSI tomahawk max I am returning the gigabyte motherboard) https://pcpartpicker.com/list/7hwjrV
  17. Thank you for your help. I am probably going to go the 512gb SSD 2TB HDD route as I had a 128gb ssd 1 tb hdd system and got along just fine. And also what do you think about me getting the 1650S instead of a rx580? For some reason I can't justify spending the extra money on a 1660s, would rather spend it on windows lol. But If I go the cheaper route I will probably upgrade down the line when new gpus are realeased. What do you think
  18. I thought the same about the gigabyte board. I am probably just going to return it and keep the MSI instead. Thank you for your response
  19. Yes I am building a new system. I am located in California so USD and my budget is I'd like to try to keep it below 900 if I can. Primarily for gaming but I am also a Computer information systems student so I will be using it for school as well.
  20. Hello everyone so I just started my new pc build after selling my prebuilt and I am having trouble on deciding some of the parts. I recently bought a Gigabyte B450 Aorus M motherboard for my build (https://www.newegg.com/gigabyte-b450-aorus-m/p/N82E16813145081) and it is coming today. But today I saw this MSI motherboard and stock and I remember reading a lot about Tomahawk Max motherboards so I panic bought the MSI B450 Tomahawk Max board when I saw it in stock today (https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1507114-REG/msi_b450_tomahawk_max_atx.html). Also I know that one is MicroAtx and the other is ATX but I haven't bought a case yet I'm probably going to buy all my other parts today. So can someone help me if I made a good decision or not or if I should cancel my order or not. I also had a question about power supply compatibility with my build I just bought this power supply to go with my build when I saw it in stock (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07WC79PPN/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1) is this a good power supply? I am thinking about pairing this with my ryzen 5 3600 and possibly an rx580 8gb (haven't bought a graphics card yet but I am aware that the rx580 is power hungry) Here is the list of all the parts I have currently for my build: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/7hwjrV
  21. I'm not too worried about the guy being able to somehow recover it even if I deleted it, it was a father buying it for his young son lol. I am just worried if I somehow screwed up and chose the keep my files option instead of the remove my files option and the files are still there on the system lol. And also do you know if the reset will wipe both drives?
  22. So I finally sold my old prebuilt (windows 10) to move on to build my own computer today. I was happy to get rid of it and get the money, until I realized I didn't check to see if my files were erased completely before I sold it. Now I am lowkey freaking out I can't lie. So last night was when I reset the computer, but I was intoxicated when I did it lol so I can't really remember what setting I picked to reset it on. I am 95% sure I completely reset everything, but that 5% is killing me right now, because there is an option just to reset windows and keep your files. But anyway, I was hoping if there was some way you guys can help me identify which option I picked by my specs or by how long it took to reset lol. I am pretty sure I selected the remove everything including personal files and with data erasure on (the option that says it may take hours). The rest seemed like it took forever, it took like 20 minutes to reach 8%, and my computer was a decently fast computer. I was not there to see it finish as I fell asleep around 20%. When I woke up, I had to create a new user and account and password to use the computer. The home screen was empty and I had to put in the wifi password for my old accounts. It seemed like I only had like internet explorer and the other basic apps. If anyone can provide input if they've reset an windows computer and selected the reset but keep files option or if they can tell buy how long it took please let me know. Sorry if this is against the rules or a dumb post lol Specs: ryzen 5 1400, 1060 3gb graphics, 128gb ssd, 1 tb hdd (both were probably at around 70% capacity)