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About pstarlord

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  • Interests
    Music Production, Gaming
  • Biography
    First console was an Atari, not sure exactly what one though. NES and SNES were my childhood. Love listening to and playing music. PC Building is my new hobby and still getting the hang of this wsad business. haha.
  • Occupation


  • CPU
    Ryzen 3700X
  • Motherboard
    Gigabyte X570 Aorus Master
  • RAM
    16 Gigs G.Skills Trident Z RGB 3600
  • GPU
    Sapphire Nitro+ 5700XT
  • Case
    NZXT H500i
  • Storage
    2 x WD Blue M.2 1tb SSD
  • PSU
    EVGA Super Nova 750 G3
  • Display(s)
    MSI Optix MAG271CQR
  • Cooling
    NZXT Kraken X62
  • Keyboard
  • Mouse
    Razer DeathAdder
  • Sound
    Shure SRH440 Headphones
  • Operating System
    Windows 10
  • Laptop
    Razer Blade 15

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  1. Like 6 weeks ago, I had to send my mobo in for warranty work because it had stopped working. I got it back, and for the most part my PC is working fine, but certain games, or processes that used to take seconds now seem to take minutes or hours. As an example, I have a game called The Messenger, it's a 16 big pixel graphic platformer. Very low intensity game to run. My laptop fires it up in seconds and runs no problem. My desktop, since getting the mobo back takes 2 minutes to open the game and even then it'll crash on the title screen. Installing a 16gb patch on another game
  2. The other day, I was doing a little gaming before work, powered down my PC like normal before leaving, but when I got home it doesn't power back on. I was hoping that it's the PSU, but I did the little "paper clip" test and the PSU seems to be working, however my Mobo is non responsive. When I press the power button, there is no reaction at all from the PC. I have an X570 Aorus Master Mobo, and it's been rock solid since day one. I've built a handful of PCs now, but I've never had anything like this happen. When a Mobo goes down, is this commonly how it happens? Just...dead o
  3. Just curious, what resolution and settings are you using? RTX?
  4. No problem at all. Let me know if you run into any snags along the way. I'll see if I can help out.
  5. So often, these problems are memory related. Try booting with one RAM stick like Tofu said. Even try it in different locations. Once you clear the CMOS and remove the memory it can take a while to initiate the boot sequence. Like and uncomfortable amount of time, like 3 minutes or more. So just make sure to give it the time it needs. You said the RAM lights up, does the rest of the system give signs of life? Like any other lights coming on, or fans starting up, that sort of thing? Also, do consult the manual and check to see if your motherboard is displaying an
  6. Music producer here, I got you. haha. Finding benchmarks for this question is next to impossible, but I can give you my experience as a professional producer/engineer. GPU = not needed if the CPU has integrated graphics. Recording software is not graphically demanding at all, so the absolute cheapest video solution is the right solution. For the CPU, I've been using an i7 7700k for the past few years now, with no issue and I rarely utilize 50% of the CPU. That's recording up to 32 individual audio tracks and once, and playback track count can get in the 70s someti
  7. Usually, when I'm helping one of my friends with a build, I'll ask them a few questions about what they want from the motherboard. So, I'll ask you the same questions. 1-What do you want out of it? It's your build, so there are probably a few things you want. Overclocking stability? RGB? Overall color? etc. 2-Is i/o important to you. I/O is very important to me. I've never had a computer with enough USB ports until my most recent build. While the chipset will determine the total amount of band width that can be used by the ports, they can vary on how they d
  8. Update, in case anyone else has this issue. The Asrock AIC Card, according to the mind bendingly terrible and rude tech support, does not work with a TB2 to TB3 adapter for some reason. On a side note, I'll never purchase another Asrock product, their tech support was so awful and rude. I even reached out to Asrock to bring up the issue to someone else, with no response.
  9. Hey, just passing along my experiences and what I've seen. I've had a 3700x since a month or so after launch, on an X570 board with no issue. I remember quite a few posts, even on this forum, of people having trouble with B450 and Zen 2 chips early on. (and not just the BIOS update) As I said in my post, I suggested to make sure to do the due diligence and just be certain it's a good fit. I didn't say it wouldn't work, and I didn't say it wasn't a popular choice. Just said to do the research first.
  10. For the money, the Ryzen 3, 4 core CPU's are unbeatable IMO. Basically the power of an Intell i7 7700k for a fraction of the cost. I do hesitate to suggest B450 with Ryzen 3000 processors though, I've seen a lot of people have trouble with that combo....BUUUT, if you do go B450, just do your due diligence and see how that specific board has worked with Ryzen 3000. Entry level B550 and X570 boards aren't much more than B450 boards, and will have no problem running the R3 chips. (like $25 - $50 price increase, if you can swing it, its worth it to me)
  11. If you're wanting to drop $700 on a CPU, you better be prepared to spend some money on cooling it.
  12. Yeah, exactly. I have never needed my web cam until the lockdowns started. Oh well, aftermarket webcams aren't that much. Thanks for the help.
  13. oh well that's wonderful. haha. Maybe I'll pop it open and see if something came loose. (I'm much more of a hardware person than software) Thanks for the help.
  14. ohhhh, I'll try and see if that's an option.
  15. Just checked. I don't see anything listed specifically with the word "camera"