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About BettersonMcgee

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  • Location
    Vibing in Ontario
  • Interests
    anime and DOTA nerd


  • CPU
    Ryzen 5 2600
  • Motherboard
    GIgabyte B450M DS3H
  • RAM
    2x8GB Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 2666 MHz DDR4 DRAM
  • GPU
    EVGA GTX 1070 ACX 3.0
  • Case
    Rosewill Dual Fans MicroATX Mini Tower Computer Case
  • Storage
    2TB HDD
    Kingston 240GB A400 SSD 2.5'' SATA
  • PSU
    EVGA 500w
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  1. Yes it is, also i forgot to mention but i primarily plan on using it as a bootdrive as well as to store some games on
  2. Hi i'm looking into getting an m.2 SSD with a capacity of at least 500GB. I would ideally like to not spend more than $100 CAD and preferably on Amazon so it arrives relativley quick. I see theres a lot of variance of read write speeds and this is a new field of spec research for me so I wanted some help getting the best bang for my buck https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/user/BettersonMcgee/saved/D6mVcf
  3. both, I've been using windows 10 on an HDD for quite a while now and im getting quite sick of it now lol. I made a thread about it a while ago but the plan is to do a fresh windows 10 install on the new m.2 and use it for games as well, while just deleting what remains of windows on my HDD
  4. the title says it all. I'm currently looking into getting some m.2 ssd storage for my computer and recently heard that it may disable your SATA ports. I only have 2 drives installed in my system at this point, but i'd still like to know if I have to worry about having ports disabled. I have my manual IN HAND and it mentions nothing about which ports--if any, will be disabled. Does this mean i'm in the clear? Or is GIGABYTE keeping this a secret from my prying eyes. https://www.gigabyte.com/ca/Motherboard/B450M-DS3H-rev-10/support#support-manual the manual if you'd like to read it. FOR BONUS POINTS, if you have any suggestions for a compatible ssd i'd love to hear them. I'm currently looking for at least 500GB right now.
  5. I'd hate to be premature about this, but I think I've solved the problem. After talking with an electrician he suggested I get a breaker replacement for my room, but he mentioned something else that caught my attention. He said that the type of breaker I had in my house (AFCI) are meant to be finicky and preemptively trip if it detects a fire could be caused. This is usually due to wires being too small for their appliance, or just faulty/poorly managed power bars and stuff. While I was paying all my attention to my PC hardware for potential flaws, I didn't pay any mind to my monitor. In contacting steam support, they said they didn't have any advice for me other than sometimes the monitor can cause surges when switching between resolutions and refresh rates often. So what I remembered was when I recently bought a higher resolution monitor, I neglected to use the original power cable that came with it, instead using the power cable for my old monitor. After switching the power cables and running DOTA for an extended period of time, recreating all of my prior steps, I have not run into any issues so far. If I don't have any issues after more time I will consider this case closed. This solution makes sense to me because even though it would happen CONSISTENTLY in DOTA, it would still happen sometimes in other applications as well. This could be because DOTA would always cause the same type of power consumption in my monitor which caused the issue whereas other games would only do so rarely. I'm still in disbelief that I possibly saved $230 by switching a cable, but I'm not going to hold my breath yet. Just gonna have to hope and pray this works
  6. Thanks a lot. I'll see what I can get done
  7. The master outlet in the breaker panel has the test and reset buttons on it, but the actual outlet I use doesn't. When it trips pressing reset restores power to all the outlets in my room. Not sure if this changes anything, but I felt it was worth mentioning.
  8. Might I add, I greatly appreciate the input so far. This is a lot more insight into the issue than I had hoped to get. I contacted a local electrician on their website and I hope they might have some input as well. I'm not too keen on calling an electrician as I'm not the home owner here and this seems to quite literally be a ME problem as it doesn't really affect anyone else, so my parents are in no rush to hire an electrician. Where the obvious solution is to stop using my computer, I'd obviously like to avoid that as well lol. I'll steer clear of it or stick to light usage in the meantime of course
  9. Pardon my ignorance, but im unsure of what a GFCI outlet is. My room is in the basement and my pc is plugged into one of the outlets down here. I can provide pictures of the breakers and the outlets tomorrow if necessary. What is also tripping me up is we have a whole host of appliances down here and we have had no issues prior to this. We have one of those hair driers that completely goes over your head down here, and its been in use alongside a tv with a computer connected to it as well as my computer prior to upgrades all at the same time. All on different outlets but all a part of the same system. Its just really strange that as I get this 1070 playing DOTA suddenly makes the power go nuts. Such a specific scenario it'd be hard to believe it's not supernatural lol.
  10. as of now I have nothing but my pc monitor and a desk lamp plugged in, but I have tested it a bunch with the lamp unplugged. When I say surge protector I mean a power bar that at least claims to be one. I've also had it plugged directly into the wall and had the same issue. At this point i'm wondering if the card is defective,my system is defective, or my power is defective. Either way I need to figure out something before i start trying to return things or purchase others that are supposed to fix it.
  11. yep it trips the breaker. If i just hit the reset button on the main outlet everything comes back on.
  12. I recently bought a used 1070 and have been having issues where sometimes the power JUST in my room will go out while I use my PC. I haven't found any real patterns with the outages like with power usage or clock speed spiking, just that it consistently goes out whenever I play DOTA 2. I play other, much more intensive games such as Monster Hunter World and Doom Eternal on max settings without any issues, it's only happened once when I was playing Apex Legends. I've since plugged out everything thats not in use, leaving only my pc monitor a light as well as a powerline adapter for my internet. I have a 500W EVGA power supply and was wondering if that could be the source of my woes? But if so, why is it just in DOTA? This is all very confusing to me and I'd like some advice before I go blow money on a new power supply. Obviously seeking an electrician would be a last resort and is something I'd hope to get done eventually, but wondering if anyone has some insight here? It would save me a lot of worry right now. I also want to make sure I'm not just putting a band-aid over a sword wound either. PCPartPicker Part List Type Item Price CPU AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core OEM/Tray Processor Motherboard Gigabyte B450M DS3H Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $72.99 @ Best Buy Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 8 GB (1 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory $39.34 @ Amazon Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 8 GB (1 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory $39.34 @ Amazon Storage Kingston A400 240 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $34.04 @ Amazon Storage Seagate Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $236.99 @ Amazon Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 8 GB SC GAMING ACX 3.0 Black Edition Video Card Case Rosewill RANGER-M MicroATX Mini Tower Case Power Supply EVGA 500 W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply $49.98 @ Newegg Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts Total $472.68 Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-07-26 22:11 EDT-0400 to add, I noticed that the clock speed will usually reach 2000MHZ and stick there while that is quite a bit higher than the boost clock. Is this something to consider as well?
  13. controversial statement coming up I've never overclocked anything before. I'm not gonna ask you for the advice that I know I can just google anyways but do you think my system is severely missing out on performance because of my lack of overclocking my hardware? I know a fair bit about overclocking and I have all the software for it, it's just something i've never felt like I needed to do lol