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Everything posted by VincentVolaju

  1. I can't actually find a laptop called an xmg core 15 on any website, both US and Japan amazon don't have it lasted, neither does new egg. Can you send me a link to a site that is selling it? If its that good, and roughly $1300-1400, I don't mind spending an extra $100 to have it shipped to me.
  2. Hello everyone! I live in Japan. I have roughly $1200-$1500 USD to spend on a laptop. I plan to use it for both work (powerpoint, word, web browsing etc.) and gaming (CK2, Bannerlord, RDR2, KCD etc.) I've looked at a few on Amazon Japan, but a bit unsure about a few thing. Should I go with an Intel 10 series laptop, since they seem to have better GPUs in them? Or is getting something like a Ryzen 4800 H / HS better? Whats the minimum GPU I should get, 1660ti? 2060 Max-Q? Is 16gb of memory kind of a must for laptops nowadays, or is 8 still fine? Considering I
  3. Hey everyone, so I finished my build the other day. I've got a Ryzen 5 3600 on a MSI B450M Mortar Max mobo. I updated windows, downloaded drivers for my RX 5600 XT, mobo chipset, audio etc. But I haven't yet updated my bios. In my bios screen it says my bios version is " E7B89AMS.260" and the build date is 12/30/2019. I went to the MSI website and under the AMI Bios download section it says the latest version is 7B89v27 and the release date was 4/24/2020. So, about a week or so ago. I was wondering, is there any
  4. I've never done that before, not exactly sure how to do it. If I goofed it up, could I damage my system / CPU? Budget anything under $100. I mean it would be great to get one for $20-30, but realistically, I'm guessing a cheap one wouldn't do much better than the stock one that comes with the 3600 right? Case is an Antec VSK10 Window
  5. Hey everyone, I think I'd like to get a different cooler for my Ryzen 5 3600 and replace the current stock cooler that came with it. When not playing any games or watching videos, the CPU temp varies wildly between 40-65degrees. When playing Bannerlord for about 30-40minutes it got up to 82degrees. After reading some posts about how these Ryzen CPUs run pretty hot, I'm guessing my numbers aren't super bad...but still, I'd prefer to get them lower. So I've decided to get a new cooler for it. It seems like a lot of people recommend Noctua coolers, but they're pretty huge, from what I
  6. What is PBO and where do I turn that off? Is that a bios setting?
  7. I just checked task manager now, nothing is really eating away at my resources. My CPU is at 15-20% being used, 10% of that is Firefox tabs,45% of memory is being used, 3.6gigs on Firefox again, but I have a video shows open, and YouTube etc. Really? Okay well, that's good to hear. I googled normal CPU temps and it said like 25-35 degrees if you're not running any games and stuff. So when I saw I was 60-70 just at the desktop with Discord and a few firefox tabs opened I started to freak out lol.
  8. Hey everyone, so I built my PC today and have just been getting used to it. I haven't played many games or put it under any kind of real load. Mostly watching some YouTube videos, shows, transferring files from my old laptop etc. Everything seems to be working fine so far, except there is 2 things I am concerned about. 1) Every 5-10 seconds I hear this sound like something in my PC is revving up then revs back down. It's almost like a humming fan sounds, it goes up and then down within 2-3 seconds, but happens every 5-10 seconds. Any idea what it could be? 2) I'm not r
  9. Hey everyone! So I finished my build a couple hours ago and it seems like everything is working fine. The noise is a bit more than I expected, not sure if it's the 120mm fans, or the GPU but it isn't terrible, just a louder "humming" sound than I thought. I also haven't got to test many things yet. I downloaded Steam and Bannerlord, and ran the customs battle with high settings and 1000 person battle size. It only got 35-45fps during the big 500 vs 500 fights, but I plan to tweak the options a bit to try and get it to be 60+ FPS at all times. That's the only demanding test I've done so far. Ev
  10. Any idea if Windows will install older drivers for my mobo like chipset, audio, lan etc.? I know when installing GPU drivers you can usually choose a "clean" installation (well with Nvidia you can, this is my first AMD card, so not sure). So I'll definitely install my 5600 XT drivers manually so that I can choose to delete all previous versions. But I wonder if it also updates my older mobo drivers as well? Edit: Also, another side question... Should I download / install the B450M "Onboard PIDE/SATA Drivers", if I my only drive is an m.2 Nvme?
  11. Hey everyone, tomorrow the last part that I need for my new build will come, so I'm hoping by tomorrow night everything will be put together and working (fingers crossed). Assuming I didn't mess up or break anything while putting it all together; I'll have to install windows, download drivers, updates etc. I got a USB specifically for the Windows Installation tool, that is how I plan to install windows on the new PC. I was also considering downloading all the drivers I am going to need, like GPU and mobo drivers, and putting them on separate USB. That way as soon as I get to desktop, I can sta
  12. I got my PSU yesterday, installed it into my build, and started routing some cables to where I think they're going to be needed. The PSU I got is a Corsair RM 550x (https://www.amazon.co.jp/-/en/gp/product/B07DND1B7C/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1) It only comes with 1 PCI-E cable. One side is an 8pin, and the other side is 2 split 6+2 pins (see photo). The GPU that should be arriving today or tomorrow, is a Sapphire Pulse 5600 XT. I'm pretty sure this GPU is just 1 8pin connector. So I have 3 questions for you guys...
  13. It's an Antec VSK10 Window. It's really small, but if I can fit everything inside and do some decent cable management, then I think in the end it will come out looking pretty nice.
  14. Only some of my parts have gotten here so far, but earlier this morning the case came so I figured I'd start trying to put together a bit of what I could. So far I have the Mobo, CPU, Fans, and Case. I spent WAYYY too long trying to get the dang front headers connected. This case is sooo small, and I've got big hands. In the end I had to use needle nose pliers to hold the single pin connectors while trying to push them into the front IO pins on the motherboard lol, it was rough. But so far, I don't think it looks too bad. The rest of the parts should be coming 1 b
  15. Lol, I'm an idiot for not even thinking about trying to align up the mobo with the holes first =X. For the fans, I've already checked all over but couldn't find any arrows or markers. I'll check again now, but I'm pretty sure I didn't see any.
  16. Not all of my parts have arrived yet, but I do have my Case, CPU, Fans, and Mobo now. So I wanted to start planning a bit on how I am going to build this soon. I have a few (probably dumb) questions first though that I was hoping some of you guys could answer for me. 1) How do I tell which side of my fan is the intake/exhaust? I have 5 fans and plan to do 2 front intake, 2 top exhaust, 1 back exhaust. Which way do I face them in the case? I checked all over the fans and don't see any markers or arrows. 2) I'm a little confused by the M-ATX board stan
  17. Yeah, I am actually about to order it right now then. The last part I need for the build! I took a photo of the case with the CPU box and a screwdriver for scale. Not sure if I'll be able to fit everything in here, but worst case scenario, it was only a $50 case, so if I have to, I can just eat the loss and buy a bigger case lol.
  18. After reading everyones response, it sounds like I don't really need a 750w PSU, and a 550w would be fine. There is about a $40 price difference ($140 to $100) if I still went with the Corsair RMx series but just dropped it from 750w to 550w. So if 550w isn't too low for my build, then I'll probably go with this PSU. Corsair RM 550x https://www.amazon.co.jp/-/en/gp/product/B07DND1B7C/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=AN1VRQENFRJN5&psc=1 My Antec VSK10 just arrived this morning, and it is even smaller than I originally thought lol. So I definitely want to go with a ful
  19. I was hoping some of you could tell me the minimum PSU I would need to safely run my build, as well as your personal PSU suggestion for my specific build. I put my list into the PC part picker website and it said my estimated watts needed was like 340 or something, but that seemed really low to me? The parts are as followed ... CPU - Ryzen 5 3600 Mobo - B450M Mortar Max RAM - 32gb (16x2) Ripjaw V GPU - Sapphire Pulse 5600 XT Storage - 1TB M.2 Nvme Case - Antec VSK10 Window (M-ATX) Thanks!
  20. Since my case is pretty small as is, I was really trying to go full modular and keep as little clutter / cables in there. I searched on Amazon Japan for the Bitfenix stuff but it doesn't look like it's sold here. Half modular may work though, if the non-modular cables are only the 24pin and the CPU. Nice! That's good to hear. I wonder though, if it's exactly 160mm, will I not have room to actually plug in the cables? Or does that 160mm account for the extra inch or so that the cable sticks out of the PSU?
  21. Hey everyone, I have a couple questions regarding my case and the PSU I planned to buy but am now unsure of. I was hoping some of you could help me make a decision. So the case I am using is an Antec VSK10 Window. The PSU I was planning to use was a Corsair RM 750x. I originally assumed any PSU would fit in any case, but since this is the first time I am building in a case smaller than mid tower, I thought I'd double check. From the Antec website it says my case has a max PSU length clearance of 160mm. 1) So my first question is, will the Corsair RM 750x fit in my case?
  22. Ohh I see, well that answers that question then, thanks!
  23. Lol, I've been using it for over 15 years now in different forums, MMOs, and online games. Only 3-4 people have ever actually known who Vincent Volaju was; one of the greatest!
  24. Corsair RM 750x https://www.amazon.co.jp/-/en/Corsair-Power-Supply-Unit-CP-9020179-JP/dp/B07BYQFGC3/ref=sr_1_4?dchild=1&keywords=750&qid=1587806946&s=computers&sr=1-4 I've never heard of Vsense before? So then is the 24pin cable that goes to the mobo, the normal 24pin on 1 side, but the PSU side has 2 split ends, 1 being 18 and 1 being 10?
  25. On this PSU, it has the big pin connector labeled "24 Pin ATX". However, when I count them, it is only actually 18pin; is that normal? Could it be that the 24 pin connector cable is 24pin on 1 side of it that plugs into the mobo, but only 18 pin on the other side that plugs into the PSU?