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Everything posted by Styxx

  1. @PineyCreek @Eigenvektor @Master Disaster thank you all for taking time to reply. Searched the hardware IDs, turns out it's a USB C port policy controller for my graphics card. I don't use VR so it's not really an issue for me. Thanks for helping me with this!
  2. I'd really appreciate if someone could help me on this. It's not a "problem" as such, but I hate having things like this lurking around with no apparent reason. Went into Device Manager today and saw an unknown PCI device with no drivers, see screenshot. The only PCI device I have is my graphics card, which can be seen further up the list as a Display Adaptor. This is a new built PC that I did myself, 2-3 months old. The only other PCI device I've had in the machine was another graphics card - I originally bought a Gigabyte 2070 Super, but it was faulty so I sent it back and now have an EVGA 2070 Super. Can anybody help me figure out what this is? In case any of this info is relevant, my machine is: Ryzen 9 3900X MSI Tomahawk Wifi X570 EVGA 2070 Super Samsung 500gb NVME SSD (main drive) Samsung 1tb SATA SSD Crucial 250gb SATA SSD 32GB Corsair Vengance Generic DVD drive
  3. Thanks man, I didn't think these were around any more.
  4. This is the one: https://www.eteknix.com/roccat-kone-gaming-mouse/
  5. I need a new mouse, and there's far too many to choose from. What do people recommend? I'm a palm gripper, and my main concern is comfort. Years ago I had a Roccat Kone (original version). This was by far the most comfortable mouse I've ever had, but it wore out after something like 3 or 4 years. I was pretty annoyed about this, so I replaced it with an EpicGear, which frankly wasn't as good - but to be fair has lasted a good while. Wrote to Roccat to ask if the current Kone lineup is actually the same size and shape as the original (I'm sure they looks smaller), and they essentially wrote back telling me that they have a current Kone series - thanks guys, super unhelpful. If they still made the original Kone I would absolutely have this again; great feel, enough buttons but not a silly amount, and (less importantly) looks pretty good. There's so much to choose from, and sadly in the UK we don't really have any stores that have a lot on display to try. Any input is much appreciated.
  6. Thanks. Is that the only real benefit then? I thought it was supposed to perform better under UEFI.
  7. I built myself a new PC last week. (Parts list is here: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/user/Styxx1000/saved/m8HNcf, although I'm not sure that's much use for this issue) Today I realised that I've installed Windows on an MBR partitioned drive (NVMe Samsung 970 Evo Plus). This is my first build so there's a certain amount of learning for me here, basically I hadn't realised that this was a thing. I found another thread saying that UEFI needs the drive to be GPT partitioned. Also, this link was provided to convert: https://www.windowscentral.com/how-convert-mbr-disk-gpt-move-bios-uefi-windows-10 My main question is, is there any downside to converting the drive in this way, or would it be better for me to do a clean install of Windows? I've not done anything serious with the PC so far, so a clean install won't screw me, but if I can avoid having to set up everything again then that would be great. If I do need to re-install, am I likely to run into any issues with the Windows license key? Bearing in mind that I've already used it once, albeit on the same machine. Also, to convert to UEFI I have found two sections in the BIOS that mention UEFI, please see attached pictures. I think that I need to set the first one to UEFI, and that I can leave the second on LEGACY+UEFI. Is that correct? Many thanks to anyone who takes the time to read and reply.
  8. I'm about to build myself a new PC. It's going to be living on the floor under my desk (no room on the desk unfortunately) so I want to get something to stand it on to keep the dust out, especially with the PSU at the bottom of the case. Does anyone have any decent suggestions? I've had a look around online and I can't see much. There's a bunch of X-shaped stands like this that seem to be somewhat popular, but I'm concerned they look a bit small. The case I'll be using is a Fractal Define R6, so it needs to fit that (543mm x 233mm).
  9. Without even googling that, I know exactly what you mean! I've completely avoided RGB, it does look cool when it's done well but I'd rather look at my screen. Thanks both of you for the explanation, really helped me to understand it.
  10. @Bartholomew, @TofuHaroto, thanks very much, I really appreciate the help! I couldn't find any info at all on what the connector was for. So is that a standard thing then? How come Corsair don't support it at all?
  11. I'm looking at building a system and I've chosen the MSI MAG X570 Tomahawk WIFI as a motherboard. I've put it together in pcpartpicker.com and it's flagged up a compatibility issue with the board and the PSU: I've had a look at the manual (https://download.msi.com/archive/mnu_exe/mb/E7C84v1.1.pdf) and it looks to be the CPU_PWR2 connector. I've looked up the power supply and there's no mention of a 4 pin connector. No problem, I figure I'll just choose another. But I've been through the whole Corsair website and I can't see anything PSUs that have the 4 pin connector. Have I missed something here? This is my first build so I'm not that knowledgeable, but if it's a non-standard connection then it seems weird that MSI would use it, and if it is a standard connection then it seems weird that Corsair wouldn't have it on any of their products. I'm open to other suggestions on PSU, but if possible I would like to stick with Corsair as I trust them.
  12. Yeah, I really like it but actually in the last couple of days I've settled on the R6. Did a bit of research and it seems to be better for both noise and airflow, and it's also a little smaller - the R7 is definitely at the top end of "mid-tower"! Thanks for the suggestion
  13. Unfortunately I need it sooner than the published release dates for Zen 3 and Ampere, and to be honest I'd worry that if I wait, they'll just be mega expensive and I'll end up going with this stuff anyway. I need a decent set up for some work I'm doing, so can't really afford to wait. Funny enough, after posting here and one other forum, and doing a bit of research, I've already changed the RAM and case fans to the ones you've chosen. Sill debating the 2060 Super vs 2070 Super, but I'm leaning towards the 2070. The Fractal case is my B option, if I can find something with a drive bay that looks like it actually has decent airflow and doesn't look like it was designed to suit a child that has been watching Transformers too much, then that's already my main choice for a 0 drive bay case. Thanks for you're input, it's definitely reassured me with some of my choices! And thanks for taking the time to post
  14. Yeah, if it's in the manual then it's hard to disagree. Thanks for the info!
  15. That makes sense for the PSU, I wasn't sure if I'd missed something else with that. Case looks good and I do appreciate the recommendation, but I'm going to have a look for something with a 5.25" bay for a DVD drive that still has good airflow. It's something I still use semi-regularly.
  16. Thanks very much guys! @Mateimm I assume your choice of case is to do with airflow? As a matter of interest, why did you suggest the change of PSU?
  17. Budget (including currency): Around £1700, a little flexibility if there's good reason Country: UK Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for: Premiere pro, Cubase 10, Soundvision/ArrayCalc/NoiseCalc (audio planning programs, similar to CAD stuff. NoiseCalc can be somewhat processor-intensive). Gaming wise, I've been out of the loop for a while so I've got a few older games to work through, but I expect I'll be wanting to play things like Far Cry 5/6, Mortal Kombat 11, Cyberpunk 2077 in 6 months. Other details (existing parts lists, whether any peripherals are needed, what you're upgrading from, when you're going to buy, what resolution and refresh rate you want to play at, etc): PCPartPicker Part List CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 3.8 GHz 12-Core Processor (£409.00 @ Amazon UK) Motherboard: MSI MAG X570 TOMAHAWK WIFI ATX AM4 Motherboard (£219.95 @ Amazon UK) Memory: Corsair Dominator Platinum 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory (£173.48 @ Amazon UK) Storage: Samsung 970 Evo 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive (£100.38 @ Box Limited) Video Card: MSI GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER 8 GB GAMING X Video Card (£419.99 @ CCL Computers) Case: be quiet! Silent Base 600 ATX Mid Tower Case (£91.97 @ CCL Computers) Power Supply: be quiet! Straight Power 11 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply (£99.32 @ More Computers) Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-14 DVD/CD Writer (£15.99 @ AWD-IT) Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit (£96.97 @ Currys PC World Business) Case Accessory: NZXT Aperture M Card Reader Total: £1627.05 Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-07-23 01:36 BST+0100 I'd really appreciate any input anyone is willing to give on this build. This is replacing my old 1st gen i7 which has done well, but is now 11 years old. Certainly got my money's worth out of that. It's my first build, so although I've done a fair bit of reading (including the tier lists here, which were super helpful) I'm well aware that I may have missed something. I already have a keyboard and mouse, as well as an audio interface and speakers, so that's not been factored in. Looking to buy a new monitor, I'm considering an Iiyama Red Eagle at the moment but in general I'm looking for something 1440p, but likely just the one monitor. Also worth mentioning I have a 1TB Samsung SSD that's going to go into this as well, I didn't include it in the PC Part Picker list as I'm using that for costing and I've already bought this SSD. As the title says, this is for video editing, audio recording and gaming. Video editing in Premiere Pro, nothing super heavy (for a YouTube channel) but render times on my laptop are killing me right now. CPU choice was driven by this. Audio recording is occasional. Also as mentioned above I'm just getting back into gaming. Don't care about RGB, so I've largely tried to avoid it. It looks great on a lot of builds, but it's just not something I want to get into at the moment - I know that if I do I'll spend too much time messing around with it when I should be working. I have no current plans to overclock, but that may change in future. I don't expect this machine to be working at 100% 24/7, but I'll be pushing it from time to time. I chose an X570 motherboard for a bit of future-proofing, and the GPU seems to be a good balance of performance and cost. RAM as recommended on the motherboard's product page. Because of the recording usage I'm trying to make this a very quiet build. Little background noises from things like fans are a real killer when you're working with audio. Not to mention a loud tower is just annoying. That's driven me towards a quiet case and quiet PSU. Things I'm concerned about specifically: Fans - the case comes with 2, is this likely to be enough? CPU cooling - the Ryzen 9 comes with an air cooler, I read that it's decent but am I likely to want something better? Are the components I've picked likely to play nice together, or am I setting myself up for problems? Excuse the long post, I'm trying to give as much detail as I can. Thanks to anybody who's willing to take the time to share their knowledge and help me with this. Looking to buy ASAP, if I were experienced I'd have placed the orders by now but I'd rather get some knowledgeable input first.