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About chiller15

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  • Location
    Birmingham, UK
  • Gender
  • Occupation
    IT Technician


  • CPU
    Intel Core i7-9700K
  • Motherboard
    Asus Z390M-GAMING Pro
  • RAM
    16GB Corsair Vengeance DDR4
  • GPU
    ASUS STRIX GTX1080 O11G Gaming
  • Case
    Corsair Carbide Air 240
  • Storage
    1x 256GB Samsung 970 Evo M.2 NVMe 1x 120GB Samsung EVO 840. 1x 3TB Dell 7,200RPM, 1x 2TB Western Digital 7,200RPM. 1x 1TB Western Digital 7,200RPM
  • PSU
    Corsair HX 750W Modular
  • Display(s)
    Dell S2417DG
  • Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H60 (2018)
  • Keyboard
    Microsoft Wireless Desktop 2000
  • Mouse
    Logitech G703 Wireless
  • Sound
    Creative T20
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 x64
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  1. I have recently purchased a pair of Sennheiser HD599 SE headphones, and they're great. When plugged into the jack of my Asus TUF Z390M-PRO GAMING (WIFI) motherboard, with an onboard Realtek S1200A soundcard, the audio levels are loud enough that maxing them out is uncomfortable. I was initially concerned that it wouldn't be able to drive the headphones and they'd be too quiet. I do have some questions though, as my knowledge in audio is quite limited: Does an add-in sound card or external AMP/DAC only increase audio levels, or does it also increase audio quality? If t
  2. I never did make a decision on this and I'm revisiting it. Can anyone else help with recommendations?
  3. Just in case anyone comes across this, I've managed to diagnose and resolve the issue in this instance. Dell, being Dell, have a proprietary SATA/power connector for the drive, so it has a proprietary connector > SATA adapter. You'd think that'd be the end of it, but this is Dell. This connector connects to a SATA daughter board, which then adapts a mSATA SSD. So the mSATA drive is adapted to SATA, which is then adapted to Dell's proprietary connector. If the mSATA drive is connected, or disconnected entirely, I was encountering this boot issue. If I connected anothe
  4. Cheers. I did find that page and that's where I got the light/beep codes from. It doesn't work with an external monitor, I've updated my post to reflect this.
  5. A friend has asked me to look at their Dell Latitude 5450 as it is not powering on. I've done some testing and found the following: With AC connected, the laptop powers on but does not display to the built-in display or external monitor. There are no beeps. The fan spins up briefly and then stops, though the laptop remains on, according to the power LED and the CPU heat pipe gets hot. When I press the power button again, the fan spins up faster than at power on, though only briefly as the machine shuts down. While powered on, the LEDs are lit in the following order: AC - solid, HDD
  6. I'm after a good set of over-ear wireless headphones, which can work well for a variety of scenarios. These mainly include: 1) Playing solo FPS/RPG games on my PC (can be used wired or wirelessly) or on my TV in another room (must be wireless) 2) Listening to music on my Android phone via Bluetooth (AptX) 3) Watching films/TV on my TV via Bluetooth 4) ANC is preferable 5) Don't look like a gaming headset if wearing them in public 6) A built in microphone would be a plus, but I'm unlikely to use it much 7) Between £150-£200 I can't seem to find any that meet these requirements and d
  7. It was more a case of getting as much info before I made a purchase, such as does a £20 difference between the different versions of the H115i really make much of a difference? I decided to go with the 280mm Corsair H115i PRO RGB based on a decent price compared to other outlets (and it's not that much more expensive than the 240mm H100i), plus I preferred it's aesthetics over the other variants.
  8. Bump: Does anyone else have any further input? Just want more info before I make a purchase.
  9. As I care not for RGB, is there much of a difference between the performance of them?
  10. Each end of the radiator has a little reservoir. From what I gathered, ideally you always want one part of that above the height of the pump. With that being said, it's also preferable to have the tubes at the bottom of the radiator, so the non-tube end/reservoir is at the bottom of the radiator. This means that bubbles get trapped in the top of the radiator and won't travel through the tubes to the pump, because bubbles go up and can't get to the tubes, since they're at the bottom. That's what I took away from it anyway.
  11. I have a stock i7-9700K with a Corsair H60 (2018) in my PC at the moment. The H60 is good, though I'm experiencing a lot of fan spin up/down, so I'm guessing that the radiator isn't quite up to the job. I'm looking to replace my PC case with one that supports 240/280mm radiators. I'd like to stick with Corsair because I'm a creature of habit and have good experience with their AIOs in the past. I've looked at their product lines and holy hell, I don't understand which product I should be looking at. I'm after mainly a silent experience (prefer the aesthetics of an AIO than air cool
  12. To somewhat hijack this thread, I have a 24" Dell 1440p 144Hz G-Sync TN monitor. As someone on mainly plays RPGs and solo FPS (I don't do online gaming), for me the looks are more important than responsiveness. Would I perceivably notice a difference between the 1440p monitor I have and a 27" 4K model, sat at the usual ~2 feet from the screen?
  13. Yeah, though one the box of the Seasonic box in the picture, it states i's recommended to have at least a 850W PSU, which is where these stories have come from regarding power consumption. Hence my doubt in the purchase!
  14. Maybe not, though a lot of reputable tech news sites have ran with the story, with images from a supposed Seasonic modular 2x 8pin > 12pin conversion cable.
  15. Yeah, I know that nothing has been announced, I just hate buying things that I then have to replace a short time later. I am planning on running a little OC at some point, so 750W seemed like the right amount of headroom. That 12v standard will take years to come into general circulation (if it even does at all) and would likely be sold along side standard ATX PSU. It's not like the current ATX standard is just going to stop when 12V comes out, it'll be around for many years later, especially due to compatibility. Either way, I'm not going to be upgrading the main components ag