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About HairlessMonkeyBoy

  • Title
    Learning By Doing

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  • Location
    There. No here!


  • CPU
    Intel Core i9 9900k @ 5Ghz all core, up to 5.2Ghz 4 core, 5.1Ghz 6 core. 0 AVX offset.
  • Motherboard
    Asus Maximus XI Hero
  • RAM
    G.Skill Trident Z RGB 4x8GB DDR4-3200 CL14 @ 3600Mhz 14-16-16-30 + custom secondary and tertiary timings
  • GPU
    MSI RTX 2080 Sea Hawk EK X
  • Case
    Phanteks Evolv X
  • Storage
    XPG SX8200 Pro 2TB NVME, 3x ADATA Ultimate SU800 1TB SATA RAID 0, Samsung 970 EVO Plus 500GB M.2 NVME boot.
  • PSU
    Corsair HX1000i
  • Display(s)
    Main: MSI MPG341CQR 34" 3440x1440 200Hz(OC)
    Secondary: Dell S2417DG 24" 2560x1440 165 Hz
  • Cooling
    Custom water loop (CPU & GPU): 1x 420mm Rad, 1x 280mm Rad, 1x 140mm Rad; Barrow fittings; EK CPU block, Pump/Res Combo, Tubes, Coolant.
  • Keyboard
    Corsair Strafe RGB (CherryMX brown)
  • Mouse
    MasterMouse MM710, Corsair Scimitar Elite
  • Sound
    Some old Harmon Kardon 2.1 speakers and a Corsair Void Pro RGB
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro
  • PCPartPicker URL

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  1. Below get's the same performance with added storage for about the same price. You can use your Samsung drive as the boot drive, and you can add the GPU later. This is also better vs your 3700X builds. PCPartPicker Part List Type Item Price CPU Intel Core i5-11400 2.6 GHz 6-Core Processor $188.99 @ B&H CPU Cooler ARCTIC Freezer 34 eSports CPU Cooler $36.79 @ Amazon Motherboard ASRock B560M
  2. It's a server PSU. For it's intended use, it very well may have needed them all. Some modern consumer boards also are coming with an 8-pin and a 4-pin, or even two 8-pin connectors for the CPU, although usually plugging in the additional connector is optional. It's not an unusual configuration.
  3. It does not fit. It is keyed differently. I suppose if you use enough force, you'll make it fit, though. Anyway, it sounds like you'll be needing a new power supply in order to use that GPU.
  4. It is likely a 4+4 pin EPS connector. They do it this way for compatibility with motherboards that have just a 4-pin. For 8-pin motherboards, they are combined together. It sounds like you are already using it to power the CPU which would make it an EPS connector, but it wouldn't make sense to have a solid 8-pin instead of a 4+4 pin. It's more common for a solid 8-pin to be a PCIe connector, although those are also usually done as 6+2 pin for compatibility reasons. If you aren't already using it to power the CPU, then it is most likely a PCIe connector. Providing the exact model
  5. There is no 4-pin power connector that can be plugged into a GPU. You seem to be confusing the 4-pin or 8-pin EPS connector which is for the CPU, and the 6-pin or 8-pin PCIe connector which is for the GPU. These are not equivalent, and cannot be used interchangeably. Generally speaking, if the PSU does not come with the connectors you need, then it is not suitable for your build.
  6. You seem to be aware of the risks, so go for it. Your internet speed has absolutely nothing to do with the speed of your internal disks for local file transfers... I'm not sure I understand the question.
  7. Try one stick of the new RAM in each of the slots. Then try the other stick in each of the slots. No need to reseat the CPU (quite yet at least).
  8. You said you tried BIOS reset. Does this mean that you pressed and held for 3 seconds the "clear cmos" button on the rear IO panel of the motherboard? Is the RAM installed in the correct slots?
  9. Yes. A 3-pin, digital/addressable, 5V, RGB header. The header to it's left in the picture is a 4-pin, analog, 12V, RGB header. Don't confuse these.
  10. It'll only go in one way. So try it one way. When that doesn't work try it the other way. When that doesn't work, try it the first way again, but it fits this time.
  11. The tearing will be more or less obvious depending on how exactly the monitor's refresh rate lines up with the delivery of the next frame from the GPU. The answer is Vsync, though. You'll just have to experiment with it more. Remember that the settings in the Nvidia Control Panel do not apply until after the game is restarted. If Vsync is working properly, your frame rate will be locked to 60FPS. You can also experiment with full screen vs full screen window or "borderless" full screen.
  12. Frame rates above your monitor's refresh rate will cause tearing. Frame rates below your monitor's refresh rate can also cause tearing. You'll need to enable Vsync either in game, or in the Nvidia Control Panel.
  13. Download Memtest86 and create a bootable USB to test your RAM. https://www.memtest86.com/
  14. PCPartPicker Part List Type Item Price CPU Intel Core i5-11400F 2.6 GHz 6-Core Processor $174.99 @ B&H Motherboard ASRock B560M-ITX/ac Mini ITX LGA1200 Motherboard $155.41 @ Amazon Memory Crucial Ballistix 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory $74.80 @ Newegg Storage Western Digital Blue SN550 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive