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Comment reply on Forum Topic "IO shield tabs"

  • 2 days ago
  • 1 point

[Late response for your post being a couple/few days ago]

Well unless you are not using the Ethernet port I wouldn't worry about it.

Of course it's better to resolve if do intend to use it or are currently using it. Normally it's easier to fix this with the case laying on its side (if it's the case is a full tower, mid tower or mini mid tower) and counterclockwise the MOBO's screws, don't need to undo the wires just move it enough for the I/O shield to be removed and reinstall. Assuming the PSU's cable from the outlet is disconnected, then fix the I/O shield's tabs to a different angle that won't interfere any port or can remove them by moving it up and down until it comes off.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "GTX 970 strix black screen no signal after gaming for a while"

  • 3 days ago
  • 1 point

Have you try to reinstall the GPU? Or maybe reset the CMOS? Tried a different video cable (HDMI or Displayport) connected to the GTX 970 between the monitor or using a TV?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "PC wont restart or shutdown, also audio drivers dont work"

  • 3 days ago
  • 1 point

Have you tried a reset with the CMOS?

Or a different (old or new) video cable? HDMI or Displayport? I am assuming this was connected directly to the GTX 1070.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "AMD 3700x CPU cooler RGB trouble"

  • 3 days ago
  • 1 point

That's great news. Sorry I couldn't remember what it was. I only touched ASUS's RGB twice barely and one friend wanted all their LEDS turned off (2017) [I think the RGB software was removed later on because he was able to turn it off through the MOBO] while my uncle liked the rainbow (2019). It's no wonder why I had no memory with the RGB software.

So glad you figured it out and thanks for sharing this info. I will keep this in mind.

Otherwise enjoy your build!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Build turning off after a few seconds"

  • 6 days ago
  • 1 point

Is your CPU cooler connected to your CPU_FAN connector and not your SYS_FAN? Make this is corrected... and is your PCIE cable connected to your PSU? Kinda of confused how the cables are connected base upon your video.

So make sure the cables are fully connected.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "AMD 3700x CPU cooler RGB trouble"

  • 6 days ago
  • 1 point

Sorry for a late reply on my end. I'm taking a guess here so I wish I had a concrete answer but it's possible that the RGB may not be "static" with this particular motherboard unless you can do this in the BIOS too and not only the RGB software. Sorry I am not much help here. I seem to recall RGB can vary per part and how each motherboard handles it.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "AMD 3700x CPU cooler RGB trouble"

  • 11 days ago
  • 1 point

Now on to my next problem (which will be on a separate post,) how the hell do I control the RGB of my mobo?????

I think you want to download ASUS AURA sync which is their version of RGB software. Either use your provided CD that came with your motherboard or you can manually download it from their webpage: Aura Sync Utility Download

Comment reply on beckerse24's Completed Build: White Raider

  • 24 days ago
  • 1 point

Right, just slightly. It can be a combination of both by how its installed between some weight. And sometimes it can be the case between the motherboard's alignment. But yea, up to you how you want to resolve some of the sag. Should be OK for now for a couple of weeks. Not like its going to rip off the PCIE. Just something to fix later on.

Comment reply on PCPartPicker Blog Post "charity: water Completion Report #12"

  • 25 days ago
  • 5 points

I'm certain the people who needed clean water are truly grateful and happy. Thank you for those who made those water project happen and built it. Worth the effort to help those in need of clean water. Great work everyone!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Merry Christmas PCPP Community!"

  • 26 days ago
  • 3 points

Merry Christmas everyone! :)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Can someone list of all things they should or MUST do after assembly their first pc/gaming pC?"

  • 26 days ago
  • 1 point

No worries. When you are ready and have everything you need, enjoy the building process!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Can someone list of all things they should or MUST do after assembly their first pc/gaming pC?"

  • 26 days ago
  • 2 points

Up to you.

You can watch videos if you need to get an idea of how it works. (I did not do this with my first time, I kid not. I wish I did but I did OK for a nervous first timer @ 2014 but wish I did better on a couple of things like the GPU selection and cable management). Here's someone like JayzTwoCents, Paul's hardware, Bitwit and of course there's a bunch more but just thinking of what I can recall at the moment.

I also have some step by step videos from my channel: Eltech. Just some straight forward steps of how to put a build together.

You will also read the manuals to get a better understanding when beginning to build. Specifically manuals from the case and the motherboard when you have them offically.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Can someone list of all things they should or MUST do after assembly their first pc/gaming pC?"

  • 27 days ago
  • 2 points

Sorry being late on my end. Been busy here. And your case fans should be alright. I don't see a problem. Happy building!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Help switching graphics display"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Well, first is making sure the integrated graphics is still set ON when in the BIOS. Best to double check there if its disabled or remains ON when a dedicated graphics card is installed.

If made sure the integrated graphics is still on then connect your video cable (VGA, HDMI or Displayport) directly from your motherboard's video port between your monitor. Unless its a TV than connect the HDMI from the motherboard between the TV.

Hope you get this resolved.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "how to review a part?"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Unless you post a completed build, there's no other way to review individual parts with your two cents. Need to post a completed build to post a review for individual parts. Even for "custom" none searchable parts.

Comment reply on beckerse24's Completed Build: White Raider

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Does it seem your GPU needs support to be lifted up some? I would recommend a GPU brace on Amazon if so.

Otherwise thanks for sharing and enjoy your build for many years.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Can someone list of all things they should or MUST do after assembly their first pc/gaming pC?"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Made a small revision. I replaced the hdd with Samsung EVO plus. Does they change anything in terms of extra software, gimmicks, or features?

Just means more speedy responses and less time to wait when doing something on the computer when using SSDs for everything you do. (internet connection is a seprate situation).

Just same software is usable provided by Samsung. Firmware will be unique for each SSD if its only a necessary update for compatibility.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Can someone list of all things they should or MUST do after assembly their first pc/gaming pC?"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Whoa there are softwares for my storage. What else are there? For other pc parts on the list.

Yes, Samsung Magician Software is helpful for trimming their SSDs and can setup a specific performance for each SSD. And much more like checking its condtion by how much life span it has left, deleting an entire SSD (be careful there) between checking firmware for its own software and will suggest to update it or not.

They also have Samsung Migration software (copies a primary storage that has the OS along with excactly every else in it. It's really "cloning" from a previous SSD to a new SSD which is helpful when upgrading your primary storage that holds the OS. Makes sense for a much later scenario.

And also Firmware for their NVME M.2 SSDs like your SSD.

However only update the firmware if your SSD runs into blue screens called something like watchdog error which can mean an issue occured with the SSD and may need a firmware update for that specific SSD. If no issues occur overtime when booting up the PC between loading Windows and login to your user account and runs smoothly then all is well.

There might be software available for your GPU as well. Either its provided with a disc or check its manufacturer's webpage if there's a helpful utility software.

So install either one or The other rgb softwares or Asus aura sync. Should download the asus aura sync, correct?

Correct, only the ASUS Aura Sync RGB software.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Can someone list of all things they should or MUST do after assembly their first pc/gaming pC?"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Thank you for the part list.

When you have your operating system installed and updated.

Just a fair warning. Don't install G. Skill's RGB software, and only your ASUS Aura Sync (RGB software). G. Skill's may have conflict between two different RGB softwares so best to use only your ASUS Aura Sync.

You may also want to install the Samsung Magician Software too for your Samsung 970 EVO.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Can someone list of all things they should or MUST do after assembly their first pc/gaming pC?"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

No worries. Wish I could be more help with better specifics but just thinking on what I can recall for now. I'm sure I forgot something but everyone's build is different base upon the components.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Can someone list of all things they should or MUST do after assembly their first pc/gaming pC?"

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Can someone list of all things they should or MUST do after assembly their first pc/gaming pC?

BIOS

  • This varies upon per motherboard if its required for compatibility but update to the most recent BIOS. This comes from your motherboard's manufacturer webpage download section.

  • Adjust RPM speeds for the case fans and CPU cooler.

  • Optional: Set up the temperature warning for when the CPU hits a certain temp, like if set at 90 celcius than will set off the temp alert.

  • Overclock the RAM within the BIOS. Or do this later when the OS is installed first.

  • Confirm within the BIOS that your case is "closed" and not open. Not a major requirement and depends per motherboard.

Operating System

  • Install the operating system to your primary SSD or HDD: Windows 10. Or Linux or install both.

  • Allow Windows or Linux to be updated. This can take a while.

Setup addtional storage if have any

  • If have an additional hard drive or soild state drive then remember to partition the unallocated drive.

Drivers

  • I recommend to go to your manufacturer's motherboard webpage to download the necessary drivers like your wireless (WLAN) if have a WiFi already provided with the motherboard. And Ethernet (LAN) and Audio (Realtek Audio) at least. Or use the provided DVD disc if have an optical drive. You can read more about what each driver does from your motherboard's webpage and research.

GPU

  • Intsall the graphics driver from its manufacturer's webpage. NVIDIA or Radeon. Windows may or may not automatically install the base drivers.

Antivirus / Anti-Malware

  • Install an antivirus/anti-malware of your choice. Forgot to mention, Windows already provides Windows Defender. For Linux there's Sophos, ClamAV with ClamTK (GUI).

Software / Applications

  • Install the applications you personally use often like Microsoft Office or Office Libre, Steam, Uplay, Origins, Battle dot net, VLC Media Player, Photoshop, Gimp, Sony Vegas Pro, Chrome, Firefox, etc.

Other Notes

  • You can readjust the RPM case fans/CPU cooler if necessary. Same for overclocking the RAM but depending upon the CPU of choice then could try overclocking the CPU but research first if don't know how to do this. However don't need to overclock the CPU right away or never if no desire.

Comment reply on Forum Topic ".....someone told me me that the 'b450 tomahawk' is a regular size and not a small size, i dont how it could've been possible for this site to recommend this 'b450 tomahawk' when it doesnt even fit the requirements that were listed:"

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

The way how you addressed this is lack of empathy and given assumptions that you know better than others with much frustration and confusion on your end that you had to lash it out to towards this community.

You have to understand that this is a large wide of people on this site who may have much experience or moderate between very little experience of the PC relm with a burning passion to learn more.

Most of us who have work, families to care of, college / school and supporting their community too.

Instead of stating comments like yours, try to research and learn more. Don't be so over critical to this community when none of get paid and choose to use some of our free time help. Majority is well intended even if it was misleading, ignorant or misunderstood. We are here to learn and help each other, all experience and new.

Go take a deep breath and get some fresh air when frustrated. Sometimes one needs a break from something that one does not understand or been too focus on something for far too long that for some reason its caused much grief.

And please try to be more respectful to this community. No one is perfect but we do our best when well intended.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What does this mean?"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

In general terms, when a motherboard's LED is remaining ON than there is an issue with the CPU. If it blinks or stays on briefly then it's not an issue and was able identify the CPU. Assuming this is about POST LEDs on a motherboard.

I don't know your part list but if you have AMD then safely check for bent pins from the CPU. If there are any bent pins then fix it carefully with a pair of tweezers or with your pinky finger if really gentle.

Vice vera for Intel's pin this is on the motherboard's socket and they lean in a certain angle. If one or many pins are sticking out of place then has to be carefully fixed.

Could also be an undetected CPU because it's incompatible with the motherboard's BIOS or worse wrong socket/wrong MOBO model that is supported for that particular CPU. The other scenario is a worn out CPU because it was overheated but highly unlikely. Another is not properly installed the correct way if building a new computer.

Helps to have a part list but that's a quick gist of it.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "PC stopped working after a little less than 2 years"

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

I seen this occurance once in my life basing what I saw from your video but I think it may be the PSU. Low quality or heavily used PSUs are prone to expire/dud/dies off overtime or sometimes takes components with it if popped literally but not saying yours did because watching that video of yours had me lean to think the PSU is the issue.

If your budget is tight then purchase EVGA's GD 600w or if not tight then at least their 550w or 650w G2/G3/G1+ . Corsair's TXM or RMx would work too between Seasonic's FOCUS or FOCUS Plus. Do double check the PSU to be certain it supports your GTX 1080's PCIE cable connectors.

I mean I could be wrong too and possibly be the CPU/CPU cooler or was the GPU or the RAM/DIMM slot or even the primary storage that holds the OS, but I am leaning towards the PSU from what I saw on your video.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "This is why i ditch RGB , seriously its too expensive"

  • 1 month ago
  • 4 points

My plan: PCPartPicker Part List

RGB Crap: PCPartPicker Part List

$600 for RGB?

You intentionally selected memory that wasn't a necessary speed to make RGB seem super costly? manirelli is right. You also selected 5 RGB case fans and a very different case that cost more.

There are ways to get some RGB without going crazy amounts of it too. It's not a must have and just a preference for everyone but don't try to portray the price ratio being outrageously expensive. (Your PSU could be a bit better but I get it for those on a tight budget...)

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor $309.99 @ B&H
Motherboard MSI MPG X570 GAMING EDGE WIFI ATX AM4 Motherboard $193.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory OLOy WarHawk RGB 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $119.99 @ Newegg
Storage Sabrent Rocket 4.0 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $169.98 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate 4 TB 3.5" 5900RPM Internal Hard Drive $68.98 @ Amazon
Video Card Sapphire Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB NITRO+ Video Card $449.99 @ Newegg
Case Cougar MX330-G ATX Mid Tower Case $41.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA GD (2019) 600 W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply $64.98 @ Amazon
Custom Extended Computer Magnetic LED Strip - 2PCS RGB LED Strip Light for ASUS AURA SYNC / MSI Mystic Sync / ASROCK AURA RGB / GIGABYTE RGB Fusion via 5V Addressable RGB header on M/B $19.89 @ Amazon
Custom anidees AI Aureola V2 120mm 3pcs RGB PWM Fan Compatible with ASUS Aura SYNC/MSI Mystic/GIGABYTE Fusion MB with 5V 3pins RGB Header, for case Fan, Cooler Fan, with Remote(AI-Aureola-V2) $39.90 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1479.68
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-12-18 03:24 EST-0500

I mean its your part list but your point of expense towards RGB is not a concrete comparison.

Comment reply on ivanrcks95's Completed Build: Nyekundu - The ultimate budget 1080p rig.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Yes. lol My apologizes on the mystery and confusion.

Comment reply on ivanrcks95's Completed Build: Nyekundu - The ultimate budget 1080p rig.

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

I have the same one but I should have said "Pro" so my bad. I am blind as a bat though from the package. Just opened it now and see what you are saying. Does come with a thin heatsink and for some reason I thought it was sticker so jokes on me. Helps to check twice on my end. Thanks for the clarification now. Then I am guessing the other must be a slight beefier heatsink when I stare at the two now. Funny how some stock photos can be misleading with a product and only one of them seems legit.

Comment reply on ivanrcks95's Completed Build: Nyekundu - The ultimate budget 1080p rig.

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

XPG SX6000 not 600, maybe thats why the confusion?

Edit: No. Typo on my end. Still when I looked at your M.2 that looks like something else. Did they supply you a sticker or is that an M.2 heatsink? I purchased their XPG SX6000 too but I don't recall such a thing that you have on it. The SX6000 looks like your typical sticker with information on it versus yours looks like a heatsink from XPG GAMMIX S5 unless you are saying its a sticker on the M.2 SSD?

Yeah crysis 3 is still demanding to this day. I ran a few more tests, on Jedi Fallen Order at 1080p with maxed out settings im averaging 80-90fps, with the lowest i saw at 68ish, temps staying nice and cool too at 54c for the cpu and 76c for the gpu.

Yes of course. Not meant it isn't because there has been a lot of hardware of the past that had a difficult time with it. And I'm assuming it truly remains demanding in the present so yes I agree with you. Also nice about Jedi Fallen Order, it's a fun game. Good temps and FPS ratio you got there.

Comment reply on ivanrcks95's Completed Build: Nyekundu - The ultimate budget 1080p rig.

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Memory - XPG SX6000 Pro 512gb...

Edited: Hm... I think you have the ADATA XPG GAMMIX S5 and not their XPG SX6000 because the SX6000 doesn't come with an M.2 heatsink versus the GAMMIX S5 comes with an M.2 heatsink. Unless I am mistaken then nevermind but I remember purchasing some SX6000 M.2 SSDs in the past.

Otherwise nice work with your build. It's cool to see Crysis 3 looking swell in 1080p. I notice that game was pretty demanding for a very long time; makes me realize I should test that game with the latest GPUs too.

Comment reply on TumTum202's Completed Build: Workstation/Gaming Setup

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

To each their own. I sitll think OP selected a good processor. Difference between that i9-9900K vs the Ryzen 9 3900x is pretty well known (8 cores & 16 threads vs 12 cores and 24 threads ) but the difference is the Ryzen 9 3900x cannot achieve 5GHz so easily since 4.6GHz seems to be its limit versus the intel's i9-9900K can hit 5GHz and sometimes higher if got a good bin.

Of course both can get pretty hot I think, especially if not careful with the core's voltage so really need good cooling. They may be roughly 15%~20% difference as workstations (AMD is top with this spectrum) but Intel is still a bit better with the gaming spectrum and the everyday uses.

When I look at this current build base upon their CPU & GPU, I see gaming first then workstation for animation which there's nothing wrong here. Nothing wrong either if it were Ryzen 9 3900x instead, then it would have been animation first then gaming next. Personally neither option is wrong. Plus OP already built it and seems happy with their computer. Though a focus only workstation PC wouldn't need an expensive GPU either and could get away with a mid-range GPU or below.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Only 16gbs of RAM appearing"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

That's good. I hope it stays that way.

Comment reply on TumTum202's Completed Build: Workstation/Gaming Setup

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Sure and they will be alright with what they have regardless.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Only 16gbs of RAM appearing"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

* holds her breath *

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Only 16gbs of RAM appearing"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

OK that's good. Keep me posted and I'll be around.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Only 16gbs of RAM appearing"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Did the BIOS reset itself to the previous old version or does it remain the same from your downloaded BIOS?

Note: Worse case scenario is purchasing a "compatible dual-kit" set of RAM if it continues to be a problem. Or did you try the beta BIOS and that gave a problem?

Here's a dual set that is compatibility for this MOBO. I checked your ram product #s with your MOBO and I couldn't find them unfortunately. So it's a possibility you may only have one dual set work.

But if you are still looking at something similar to what you have now. Maybe sell your RAM or get a refund if one of them was recently purchased.

These particular RAMs are confirmed to be compatibility with your MOBO. Anything not listed just either works or it doesn't.

NOTICE: I couldn't find any confirmation with a compatible quad set memory with this motherboard.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Only 16gbs of RAM appearing"

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Thanks for the part list.

Also when you get your GPU while reseting your dual set RAM one at a time. May also want to make sure your BIOS version is 7A34v1M. If don't have it then download it too to a flash drive.

  • Release Date: 2019-01-30

Description

  • Improve memory compatibility.

  • Improve compatibility with Bristol CPU.

Well you could do their Beta version but can be hard to say if it resolves it: 7A34v1OR(Beta version), Release Date: 2019-12-04. Or just wait when its done being in Beta and stick with BIOS 7A34v1M for now.

Download AMI BIOS here: B350 Tomahawk BIOS page

But yes it's a good idea to do a clear CMOS too when reinstalling the RAM or doing a BIOS update. I hope you get it resolved soon.

Comment reply on Eltech's Completed Build: Sheldon

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Just a hobby right now. I would love to have my own PC business. Where I live we only have 2 repair/recycle computer stores but no custom/repair/recycle computer stores. No such thing as Microcenter/Fry's/Best Buys and whatever else sells computer hardware.

I don't count our Staples as much because for whatever reason their parts can be a joke here. Took them a while to get Samsung and Western Digital to show on their shelves or sometimes Crucial but I seen it removed again which is too bad. Always HP or Toshiba which is OK but there's not much selections. Plus they always have an Antec PSU.. GPUs not anymore on their shelves. Their hardware selection in person is short and have to purchase them online. Losing Office Depot was hard for me because they had a lot of selection for software and the OS already there.

Of course an OS can be purchase online these days so no biggie.

Our Costco and Walmart sell those meh custom PCs on their shelves but when I look at the specs: I get all confused or annoyed with the part choices. Worse with the PSUs.

I have been thinking about it at the end of the year. I think when I am done with my bachelors degree in computer science, it's a possible job for me. I only dream about it for now. But I have a couple or a few years to plan it out so maybe someday. Need to save money too.

It be nice (enjoyable) to navigate people to a narrow path when it comes to computers or just need some advice as whole. Versus being wooed or swayed to spend on unnecessary money for something they don't use a computer for. Even help prolong a computer's purpose until its time to upgrade. It's OK to have wants too.

Comment reply on TumTum202's Completed Build: Workstation/Gaming Setup

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Phanteks Enthoo Pro M TG ATX Mid Tower Case Solid case that has some nice cable management features. It is easy to access all areas of the case. I think it could help to have a little more description for the how the front fans and light should be connected up. I would buy it again.

I worked in this case back in January 2019 for my uncle R's workstation. I really loved working in this case but I do agree for those who are new about RGB, should have some type of explanation for it. Frankly I didn't see any drop of water (just nothing mentioned) as to how and what works with the case's RGB. Though it didn't take me long to figure it out myself but back then I didn't have anything compatible either so it became separated with the RGB HALOS but it gave a cool effect with his build. So I get what you are saying and agree too.

Enjoy your build with many animation projects come your way. And thanks for sharing. +1

Comment reply on TumTum202's Completed Build: Workstation/Gaming Setup

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Why'd you go for a 9900k for a workstation/gaming build when the 3900x is a few fps behind in most modern games and significantly better as a workstation?

Depends on the workload/application. If an application requires many cores but also focus on high performance single-core then Intel works well. If the person has more applications that depends heavily on multi-core and doesn't depend on high performance single-core then AMD is the best value with multi-core performance.

So I cannot say why for OP but it all depends upon what one needs plus their wants. AMD is great value to performance but it's not always everyone's need or preferences. Of course OP can better explain their reasons.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "New desktop build, won’t boot, no power"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Completed the build made sure all pins were completely flush cpu, gpu, and motherboard all good to go, made sure that the power switch and led were with the right positive and negative

And after plugging it in, no power, no fans spinning etc just dead.

You mean nothing functions or flashes LED on? If its dead then I be looking at 4 things. PSU, RAM, CPU and PSU's ATX 4-pin/8-pin/24-pins.

I did build the computer on carpet knowing it could f*** it up, but amazon 30 day return made me yolo it, I have a multimeter to see if the PSU came DOA, otherwise what else can I do to troubleshoot.

Well that is the risk when working on carpet. Have to do a lot of static discharge though and even then the MOBO has features to protect itself.

And does this mean your power supply passed the test of powering ON and running with your multimeter? Kind of confused if you meant that it works.

The case didn’t come with standoffs, or any case parts or screws so I went to ace hardware and just bought screws there so rippp.

You certainly need motherboard standoffs and screws. Without some standoffs it can shorten the motherboard if in the case without it. Sometimes even one motherboard standoff being not properly installed or if its not the right one can cause a short.

Can I bring it to micro center and say fix this?

Yes, they can help if you are uncertain what the main problem. And assuming you pulled all the parts and did a bare minimum hardware POST on the motherboard's box (called bread boarding) and still have no response from a power ON.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Only 16gbs of RAM appearing"

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Ok so I have 32gbs of RAM in a 4x8 set. In the BIOS it shows all 32 gbs as working, but everything in windows only sees 16gbs, does anyone have any idea what could be causing this?

What is your part list?

Make sure your 4x8GB set is appropriately installed to each DIMM slot. I'm not sure if its a loose RAM but should have given an error if so but if one of those RAM aren't set up correctly in a dual set then a pair of RAM such as 16GB can become undetected. Doesn't happen often but it can happen to any of us. Especially if you purchase a 2x8GB set plus another 2x8GB set.

Need to refer to your motherboard's manual and test each RAM most likely first. Such as dual channel one set first then do this to the other to make sure they work first. Then redo all 4 but make sure its set up correctly for a quad channel. There should be no dual sets of RAM installed next to each other.

Also make sure you have the latest BIOS for your motherboard. And double check your motherboard's manufacturer website and find the list of supported memory. If you are using a dual set kit and bought it twice then it's possible it could be an issue. And if it was a 4x8GB kit then could be another issue of compatibility or maybe a BIOS update was required after all to detect all four RAM (even though the BIOS sees it already but idk Windows has its moments).

Comment reply on TheGamingBible's Completed Build: Black and White Carbon Car themed build - AMD avec AMG

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

No worries, nothing wrong with it and yes. Laptops were briefly around some time ago then Philip took it down. Now it's back since around November 2019. I'm sure its a nice additional list too.

Comment reply on JustAnotherNobody's Completed Build: Rebuild!!!

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

That is understandable. And we all learn something over time regardless what choice it was when it comes to prebuilt custom VS custom and do-it-yourself. You did great with the improvements so nice work with finding some savings too.

Off topic: From year 2013-2014, I almost spent about $2.4K between $2.6K with CyberPowerPC selection of two PCs and this was only the computer. Then instead I went back to PCPartPicker, asked some opinions overtime. I gradually collected parts and I end up spending $1.7K with very similar choice of parts but with better quality for the main components and this also included the starter peripherals and the 24" 144Hz 1080p monitor.

So yes, you did good I think with a $500 starter computer while you managed the upgrades yourself. Enjoy your computer!

Comment reply on Neyshinoda13's Completed Build: Black-Pink Project

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Why do you have this build double posted? I suggest removing the first one you posted earlier. https://pcpartpicker.com/b/hcJ8TW

Otherwise nice work on your computer.

Comment reply on Katakorak's Completed Build: Jolly Box of Epicness

  • 1 month ago
  • 4 points

If santa was giving this as a surprise present then awesome. Merry Christmas indeed.

Comment reply on TheGamingBible's Completed Build: Black and White Carbon Car themed build - AMD avec AMG

  • 1 month ago
  • 3 points

...is he presenting his cars? his house? or the computer? everything else is getting a better presentation than the computer, but I still think the cat is the best.

I noticed this too. However its happened before many times (well I don't recall a cat last time years ago that I am thinking of from another build who included their custom-separate small building as a computer/gaming room, even their game consoles were included plus additional custom PCs).

Bet you can overclock that cat reeeeaaaal well.

Like over 5GHz. Probably higher than this.

Comment reply on JustAnotherNobody's Completed Build: Rebuild!!!

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

I literally stripped out everything from previous build and upgraded everything fully. New mobo. New cpu. New fans. New psu. New graphics card. New ram. Added SSD. Very fun taking apart this computer and installing everything all over again I’m actually very satisfied with my set up now. I will be purchasing a new case soon but for now the one I have will do.

This was why I avoided a prebuilt computer from cyberpowerpc. I know you got yours from iBuyPower. Seems like "custom" prebuilt computers will cut cost in certain areas such as the PSU (a big no-no), MOBO, RAM, storage and the GPU. Sometimes cases too. Unless you want to change it somehow if directly at their website but that gets costly more too. Versus doing it yourself then can manage to find some discounts or savings when done correctly.

Glad you were able to gradually improve your prebuilt overtime. Comparing your first to your second images, what a dramatic change inside and looks far better too. Hope it continues to serve you well for many more years.

Thanks for sharing! +1

Comment reply on Sahdeshocked's Completed Build: CREAM

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Awesome, except for the broke part. I'm certain its a nice, dramatic, improvement with AM4.

I still have my FM2+ and AM1 computers, and I know they are old but its interesting how much they can still do but waiting for that day until they become null with the new gaming. I haven't had time to really play them a bit but I'm sure they are coming to a halt. However my AM1 keeps surprising me because it isn't a fast APU but depending how games are optimized and if demanding or not at all.

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