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Donut Dan

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  • CPU
    Xeon L5506
  • Motherboard
    HP Z400 with adapter
  • RAM
    6x2GB DDR3 1333
  • GPU
    Gigabyte RX 570 4GB (defective)
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    Fattydove Racing 240GB SSD + WD Blue HDD
  • PSU
    Corsair TX650
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    Stock LGA 1366 heat sink
  • Operating System
    Windows 10

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  1. looking at motherboards, it would seem that MSI are the only ones right now with a habit of using the same name on very different boards. Specifically the MSI B450 A-Pro and the B450M A-Pro appear to be radically different, despite implying the size is the only difference.
  2. My PC runs Among Us very fast

  3. I highly suggest the used market for the graphics card and motherboard. When it comes to mouse and keyboard, your personal taste is pretty important as well. I came up with this parts list, and you should add parts that you'd need: PCPartPicker Part List: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/LMs3Qq CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($167.00 @ Newegg) Motherboard: ASRock B450M PRO4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($89.99 @ Newegg) Memory: GeIL EVO POTENZA 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory ($63.99 @ Newegg) Storage: Silicon Power Ace A55 256 GB 2.5" Solid State Dri
  4. Since you listed your budget in pounds, I went to PCPartpicker.uk and found some other choices you might like, if you are not buying from a single retailer that is. https://pcpartpicker.com/product/zphmP6/antec-neoeco-gold-zen-500-w-80-gold-certified-atx-power-supply-ne500g-zen https://pcpartpicker.com/product/BFPgXL/antec-neoeco-gold-zen-600-w-80-gold-certified-atx-power-supply-ne600g-zen https://pcpartpicker.com/product/PVzZxr/corsair-txm-gold-650w-80-gold-certified-semi-modular-atx-power-supply-cp-9020132-na https://pcpartpicker.com/product/vrH48d/silverstone-power-suppl
  5. Unfortunately there are no "regular PCIe cables", but you can tell us the model of your power supply and hopefully we could think of something. Also, you can ask the manufacturer if replacement cables are available.
  6. May we see the specs, or perhaps the model? Hopefully you can salvage something from that PC. You might also want to look on Amazon for used Dell Optiplex models, I have seen some great prices for computers that have a core i5 in them, which is great for the budget gaming space. They also fit a standard ATX power supply, which means that you can get some good value out of them when it's time to upgrade.
  7. I have this old Fitbit dongle and if there's one thing I hate, it's throwing away a perfectly functional gadget. The accessory is long gone, but this USB nub is functional, so I wanted to see if it was possible to replace the proprietary firmware with some generic Bluetooth firmware to make this thing work. Is there an easy way to find firmware, and is there an easy way to flash?
  8. that would be a much more comfortable voltage, for sure. Did changing the voltage to this lower value improve your situation?
  9. Might want to reduce the voltage to your CPU, I've heard that it's bad to go above 1.33 on new Ryzen
  10. my card was able to game and run folding, what is the specific error that is designed to come up? Also, I'm definitely not the first person who's run AMD and nvidia side by side, so I'm not super sure about this "hard coded error." How is this meant to work with things like the Ryzen APU series, such as the 2200G, which have Vega graphics onboard? Certainly these work fine with nvidia graphics cards?
  11. Actually, I had run a GTX alongside my 570 and I decided that I would download the Radeon drivers from their site, while I let device manager handle the GeForce drivers. I think this kept the software suites from conflicting with one another. However, this was for folding@home, I don't know if that same usefulness can be found here.
  12. The i5 and the 1650 would perform alright, but I highly suggest spending the slight extra cash on a GTX 1650 super, since it has more CUDA cores, as well as better memory. This like should be helpful: https://pcpartpicker.com/products/video-card/#c=476&sort=price&page=1
  13. It appears to be a very popular board, but from what I can tell, no more impressive than competition from MSI, the likes of which are the B450-A Pro, Gaming Plus, and Tomahawk, and all of those have a MAX version which is guaranteed compatible.
  14. I've also been told that the ASRock B450M/AC is so new that they all come with an updated BIOS, and since that board is both cheap (with a decent heat sink) and has WiFi, it's pretty compelling.
  15. AMD Ryzen is a pretty good alternative to a Z390 motherboard in my opinion. A Ryzen 5 3600 is less than $200!