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About BecauseRussia

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  • CPU
    Intel Core i5-7600K
  • Motherboard
    MSi Z170A Gaming M5
  • RAM
    16GB (2 x 8GB) Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4-3000MHz
  • GPU
    MSi Radeon RX 480 8GB
  • Case
    Fractal Design Meshify C
  • Storage
    250GB Kingston SSD and 1TB WD Blue
  • PSU
    Corsair RM650x 650 Watt 80 Plus Gold
  • Display(s)
    Acer KG240 A and Asus VC239
  • Cooling
    Cryorig H7
  • Keyboard
    E-Element RGB Keyboard
  • Mouse
    Mionix Avior
  • Sound
    Sennheiser HD 579 Headphones
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Home

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  1. I would watch the GamersNexus best cases of 2020 awards. They go very in-depth for each cases, but during the video talk about why they choose each case for each category.
  2. I've got a Dell XPS 15 9570. I've upgraded the RAM, storage and battery. All I had to do was remove the back cover and had easy access to all. I also work with mostly Dell laptops at my work and all of the recent ones that we have purchased follow the same standard. Open back cover and have access to all internals.
  3. I was moving the PC while cleaning my desk and while I had a speaker plugged in. When I moved the PC my hand slipped and I hit the speaker plug pretty hard. Nothing came unplugged and/or snapped, but I could never get anything out of that port again except static. The mic port still works, not sure about any of the others.
  4. You may need to change the boot mode from UEFI to Legacy and/or select the SSD as primary boot device. If you are unable to reinstall Windows you may need to open a command prompt window, open diskpart and issue the clean command on the disk that you want to install Windows on. *NOTE that this will erase everything on the drive. You would do this while reinstalling Windows. I don't remember how to open a command prompt window during Windows reinstall, but you can Google it.
  5. As someone who had the audio output on their motherboard break. If the audio turns out to be lacking or breaks in the future, I would recommend this
  6. Use the flash drive to reinstall windows. Click on custom installation and manually delete all partitions on the drive. Then create a new partition leaving the partition size as default. It will create several partitions, this is normal and you should leave them alone. Then continue the install as normal. When you do this you will delete all files on the drive so you will need to backup any files that you do not want to lose. Since updating while saving personal files has not been working, the only way I see that you will be able to update windows is to do a fresh insta
  7. What version of Windows are you on? The current version is 20H2. If you are on a version older than 1909 or 2004 you are better off doing a clean install of the latest version. When you do this I would delete all previous install files, so backup anything you want to keep. Major Windows 10 version updates tend to cause many issues when updating more than one version at a time. For example going from 1809 to 1909 has caused many issues for the computers at my work. A clean install of Windows 10 fixed those issues.
  8. The thing about wireless is that it is far from perfect and there can be any number of things that can be done to improve your experience. First I would download a WiFi scanner app and see look and see what WiFi channels are being used around you. When you check to what channels are around you, run the scan in the room your gaming PC is in. Do this for the 2.4 and 5Ghz channels. For the 2.4 you want to be on channels 1, 6 or 11 as they do not share bandwidth with other channels. Depending on your environment this may be impossible, just get on the won that has the weakest signal st
  9. First I would make sure you are plugging the USB directly into the motherboard and not through the ports on the front of the PC. If that does not fix it I would then remake the installation media using the media creation tool. Then I would swap for another USB drive. You may need to update the BIOS on your motherboard or enable Windows 8 mode in the BIOS. (May be Windows 10 mode now)
  10. Sounds to me like you just need to get a KVM for your keyboard and mouse. Here is one on Amazon. I have not personally used this, so I can't personally attest to how well it works. Just that one of the YouTubers I watch uses it.
  11. When you install Windows it pulls drivers and makes specific registry edits for your specific hardware. When you swap out hardware like your motherboard it does not always pull the updated drivers or change the registry to better work with your new motherboard. You may be able to fix this by installing specific drivers, but that may not fix the registry. So, in that case you would need to reinstall Windows.
  12. Sounds like you are missing drivers. I would first check Windows update to see if Windows can find any drivers for your motherboard. Then I would I go to Asus' webpage and find the driver downloads for your specific motherboard and install them. Worst case scenario, you may need to reinstall Windows.
  13. Does this meet your requirements? It is on Amazon, not sure if available at Micro Center.
  14. That said, you will shorten the life of the battery by using the laptop while plugged in. So, if you can I would avoid using the laptop while plugged in. I understand that this is not always possible.
  15. I would run the wall power separate. Wall power causes a lot of interference, so since you have many sensitive cables nearby I would NOT run them together. Long cables tend to act as antenna and pick up interference. Ethernet could be a problem, but assuming you don't cheap out on a cable it should be fine, eg make sure you buy a certified TIA 568 rated cable. I would look for something Category 6. Unless you plan to do 10Gbps you don't need Cat 6A cable and Cat 7 is a fake standard** so don't get that. HDMI should be fine as long as you don't get a cheap cable. with HD