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About ehawkins2232

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  • CPU
    Core i5-6500
  • Motherboard
    Gigabyte Z170XP - SLI
  • RAM
    16GB DDR4 HyperX Fury
  • GPU
    Msi GTX 970 4GB
  • Case
    Phanteks Enthoo Pro
  • Storage
    525 GB Crucial MX300 SSD + 500 GB Crucial MX500 TB HDD
  • PSU
    Evga Supernova 650w
  • Display(s)
    HP Omen 144Hz 1080p Display
  • Cooling
    Hyper 212 Evo
  • Keyboard
    Corsair Strafe Cherry MX Blue
  • Mouse
    Logitech G102
  • Sound
    Hp Omen Headset + Speakers
  • Operating System
    Windows 10

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  1. I have been experiencing frame drops in all of the steam games I have been playing recently (Dishonored, Deep Rock Galactic, and Skyrim). These frame drops occur in game and as a far as I can tell, there is no pattern to the drops. I did some research into disabling in-game overlays but that did not solve the problem. I don't believe this is a weak hardware issue as games like DRG have low recommended specs. I ran the Unigine Heaven Benchmark I happened to have installed to see if the same problem occur. During the benchmark, I did notice occasional frame dips. Looking at MSI after
  2. I'm looking to buy an X570 board to pair with my 5800X. I saw the MSI X570 "Gaming Plus" at a discount on Newegg ($149 after $20 off and $139 after $10 mail-in rebate- Link). However, I saw that it was ranked D tier and I was wondering if I would be better off getting another board around the $150 price range. I will likely run at stock, but I'd like a quality motherboard anyways. I see that the ASRock X570 Phantom Gaming 4 (I hate these names) is around $150 on amazon right now and I believe its ranked B tier. Are either of these motherboards a good pairing with the 5
  3. In the past, LTT has done some audio reviews here or there, with the most recent being the Sonos Arc. I think it would be really interesting to see their take on home theater audio set ups at different price points or different levels of surround sound. At each price they could have an off the shelf kit that includes everything or one that is bought from individual components (i.e. buying tower speakers, center channel, and the A/V receiver). For example, they could build a 3.1, 5.1, 5.1.2, 7.1, etc. I don't know how much Linus is into home theater audio but I thought that would be
  4. I recently purchased a Raspberry Pi 4 (4GB Model). I installed a new copy of Retropie software on the device and it booted perfectly to EmulationStation. I also bought a 3.5 inch touchscreen + case to use with the Pi (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07WQW6H9S/). After following the steps outlined by the touchscreen manufacturer for it to work specifically with the retropie software, I was able to get the touchscreen to work (This touchscreen requires a driver to work through the GPIO pins rather than the HDMI out). However, retropie is boots to the terminal and gives the follow
  5. I have been looking to upgrade on my current 2.1 setup. I have been looking into 5.1 setups, but the only problem is finding devices that support wireless surround speakers. I found a lot of simple 5.1 prepackaged systems that say 5.1, but most of them have a soundbar controlling the L/R/Center channels, and I was looking for something with separate floor-standing speakers for L/R and then a center channel speaker. From my research I have found that Denon has their own "HEOS" wireless technology for surround speakers, but I was little confused on comparing their Denon Heos AVR vs t
  6. I have tried this method in the past, and while I have had some success, I was looking for a more permanent solution. As you said, I guess that does not exist.
  7. At my high school, I am conducting a project where I take old business computers, refurbish them, and then donate them to children in need in my area. Basically, my school is set up as a charity allowing the businesses to receive tax deductions on the donated computers, and then the children get the computers for free, so its a win win. I have been able to successfully source enough computers and parts to have enough functioning computers. However, most of these computers are running dated operating systems and I want to upgrade the computers all to windows 10. Since I don't want
  8. I recently built a new pc, and while playing certain games (Borderlands 2 and Supreme Commander 2), black screens occur often for a split second. Newer games such as the Witcher 3 (which is much harder to run) have no problem. These are the current specs of the machine: Ryzen 5 3600x MSI Radeon 5700 16gb Crucial Ballistix 3200 DDR4 Ram Evga G5 80+ Gold PSU 650 W Asus x570-P Motherboard 1TB Samsung 860 Evo SSD Hyper 212 Black Edition Corsair 275R Case Acer 144Hz Monitor Windows 10 Home 64Bit Not sure what version of the BIOS I'm running, w
  9. I've been trying to install a copy of windows 7 on an old Optiplex machine. Each time I start it up, I get a system battery voltage is low warning. I found a video online that says to switch to ATA in the BIOS which I did. After doing that, I still get the warning, and when I press f1 to continue, the machine just beeps at me and accepts none of my inputs. Additionally, on a different computer, I plugged in a USB drive to install windows 7, and after reordering the boot sequence with the usb drive coming first, all I get is a blank screen with a blinking white bar in the upper lef
  10. Alright I'll give it a shot, thank you
  11. Ok just want to make sure we are talking about the same cable. There is are two cables I see inside. There is the one I see that extends from the bottom of the computer to behind the display: and there is another I see on ifixit this one which connects the cable above to the logic board: Which cable would you say needs replacing?
  12. My friend recently gave me his 12" macbook (2016) to see if I can fix. It is a display issue. A year ago someone had knocked into his screen, making it really flimsy past a certain point of opening. This is not a huge issue, but the more troubling issue is that display started to flicker recently, and now starts to show color bars and then goes to completely white when fully extended. I opened up the laptop using the ifixit guide to check to display cable, but nothing looks out of place. I want to buy a replacement display cable via ifixit, but I want to know if there is anything else I should
  13. I guess I'll just look on ebay for one of those boards, thanks!
  14. I think I'll probably stay away from the z87/z97 chipsets because it's not a 4770k, so do you know any good h87/h97 mobos?
  15. Today I just got a computer from a scrap yard for free, a Dell Optiplex 9020. I salvaged a Core i7-4770 and 8 Gb DDR3 Ram, and I want to use it to build a different computer. However, since LGA 1150 motherboards are on the older side, I'm not very familiar with the models, so I don't know what model would be a good one to choose. Thoughts? Requirements: -New or Used (I wouldn't mind buying used since I want to save money) -Micro-ATX or ATX