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About Gas_Mask_

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  • Location
    In isle 7 @ Microcenter, stealing WiFi
  • Gender
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  • Interests
    Building computers, overclocking, and playing games!
  • Biography
    I do stuff
  • Occupation
    Having fun


  • CPU
    FX-6300 @ 5GHz
  • Motherboard
    ASUS Crosshair 5 Formula Z
  • RAM
    16GB (2x8GB) HyperX Savage 1866Mhz CAS9
  • GPU
    Gigabyte Windforce x3 R9 280OC, XFX Radeon HD 7750, and 4 old HD6450's mining
  • Case
    ThermalTake V3 Black AMD Edition
  • Storage
    256GB SSD, 128GB SSD, 64GB SSD, 2TB SSHD, 1TB HDD, 500GB HDD, 200GB HDD
  • PSU
    Corsair HX 850 watt
  • Display(s)
    Nixeus VUE-24 (144hz of glory) - with old monitor as secondary display
  • Cooling
    Hyper 212 evo
  • Keyboard
    Corsaid K70 RGB
  • Mouse
    Corsair M65 RGB
  • Sound
    Audiotechnica ATH-M50x (u need getchu some)
  • Operating System
    Win7 (Still happy with that... not sure if I want to upgrade yet)

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  1. I had originally planned to cling into Win7 after upgrading to Ryzen, but after getting an NVMe drive and dealing with some other software compatibility issues in the past I decided to commit the sin of Windows 10. While still planning on using 7 I came across this while I was trying to look for an article I had read somewhere about new improvements of the Win10 scheduler and how it handles threads: i.e. spreading them out more evenly, this taking advantage of the higher core & thread count of Ryzen chips instead of heavily relying on core 0. My question is twofold: first, do/s
  2. I wasn't worried about if they could be tuned off or not, I figured out how to do that. I was just mainly curious if they have any effect on the sound or the electrical signaling.
  3. I apologise if this has been asked before, but I couldn't find anything by poking around. Do the LEDs on a lot of motherboards that outline the "separated" bit of the PCB for audio actually do anything to help the separation or are they purely for looks? Moreover, if so, would turning them off have a significant effect? Thanks in advance
  4. 'Cause I already bought the adapter ? I may as well try it I guess. I'll probably buy the one he linked if I end up needing the extra PCIe cables I have of actual PCIe cards lol
  5. Gotcha. Guess I'll just be careful then and test the pin-outs
  6. Thank you for your reply! The manufacturer of the molex cable claimed it would work with my model, so we'll see. But may I ask if you could confirm that the PCIe to EPS adapter I ordered and linked in my last reply will work/be safe? I already have it, so just want to make sure I shouldn't return it. Thanks again
  7. Hey, thanks for the help! I can't exactly get to the label easily, as it's mounted with the fan up inside my daily driver ? but it's the original HX850 Blue (80+ Gold) model if that helps. I'm planning on taking it completely apart to dust/clean once I decide to put my new cables in, so I could get it then. I also got some new Molex and SATA power cables, I already have them but haven't installed yet. If I link them would you mind telling me if they're compatible? everything I could find online was misleading... ? Molex: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07GRM7MRD/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_a
  8. When I was younger, a watercooled 290x rig was my dream. And damnit if I'm not stubborn. I really just want to do it because I want to do it. Ya feel? Thank you, thank you, for such a detailed reply. Truly, this is why I love forums. I understand what you said, but I have been pushing 230+ watts running linpack with just a single 8-pin, so I'd like the headroom. Plus I plan on watercooling the VRMs and northbridge of my mobo when I get one That would be great actually! nothing would delight me more that getting ahold of some proper cables, or a PSU that actually matched my red/
  9. Found the same one on Amazon (I'm a prime member, so I save some $ that way): https://www.amazon.com/inch-6PIN-PCIE-P4-12V-Adapter/dp/B01EEOW3CA/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1547339395&sr=8-2&keywords=pcie+to+eps So would this be better than a molex adapter? As in, it would be closer to the correct voltage and power draw of a real eps connector?
  10. I saw one on Amazon earlier but the description led me to believe it was just an adapter for 6-pin PCIe to 8-pin PCIe? I know that even if you can fit or jam an eps into a pcie or vice/versa, you'll probably fry something. Clarify for me? Yeah, one 8-pin main, and a secondary 4-pin I could do that, if I felt like it, but honestly I'm just looking for something plug and play if I can find it ? Probably tbh. But I'm gonna run it until I fry it ?
  11. I just want the extra 4-pin eps on my mobo populated is all
  12. I think it's just not possible for me to get enough power anymore from the 8-pin alone for the OC I used to be running (5ghz on a fx6300 that is) with everything else plugged in and overclocked as well. I just want to try and distribute it along the rails more evenly
  13. I would rather have it as pulling some more juice from an extra rail would help I think I have to agree with you, which is why I've put off messing with it bc I really don't want to have to hassle with replacing a PSU fan until I take the whole system apart for something ? I have the 20+4-pin, the 8-pin cpu, two 8-pin PCIe running off another rail, not the included connectors, and one SATA cable with all four slots populated