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Comment reply on Forum Topic "my OC'd 6600k is only getting up to 40 degrees??"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for so much great advice! 👍

Comment reply on Forum Topic "my OC'd 6600k is only getting up to 40 degrees??"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

do you recommend I try to go higher? i cant really say i need the performance right now, im not struggling to do anything I like to do.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Testing my 6600k OC with only games?"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Is there any need to test the CPU while the GPU is also under load? I have reed that cpus might pass stress tests and then fail with gpu is working hard as well.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "2060s with i-5 6600k for 1440p?"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the reply!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Pretty sure my GPU died, can you help confirm?"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Bought a new card and it works. Put my old card on a bookshelf :) she’s passed on

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First time replacing a dead GPU...need help!"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Do you recommend the Gigabyte specifically that you linked or just that chip

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Pretty sure my GPU died, can you help confirm?"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Great point. Thanks everyone! Now to choose a card

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Pretty sure my GPU died, can you help confirm?"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

both 8 pins are plugged in yes, and I have taken the GPU out/replugged everything. I dont believe it has a power light (haha i suppose I should know) Ive never seen anything on the card light up, and there is no apparent light on the card.

I am seeing some people refer to an "S" button on the card but mine doesnt have one. sapphire r9 390 nitro with a backplate

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Pretty sure my GPU died, can you help confirm?"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I dont have another PC to test it in, unfortunately.

I just checked the fans during power up ( i had checked them earlier but only after the PC was running for a couple minutes while I was trying drivers etc) and no movement. Do you think this means power supply? I wish I had other VGA cables to test!

Below is my build.

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/Qz3FvK

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Can I support a gigabit connection with this adapter?"

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you for that, I don't own a modem but rental is free with my gigabit package from my ISP, so I should be all set there.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "OC my r9 390? crimson? afterburner? HOW???"

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

So once I find a good ghz setting, I don't want to leave it there to find the memory setting?

Do I not need to worry about how much heat is generated when both are turned up?

Or do you mean find a good ghz, find a good memory, then turn them both down as heat requires you to?

Sorry pretty new to this as you can tell. Thanks!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "In your opinion, what is the single best part of the site?"

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks man! got her running and games looks so nice. Couldnt be happier and its a pretty build too.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need help with drivers!"

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow didn't think of using my phone

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Can I use an old stock cooler temporarily?"

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome. Thank you!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Can I use an old stock cooler temporarily?"

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok, sounds good. I hope it fits!! I can't wait to be assured that I don't have any doa parts or problems. Thanks for the help

Comment reply on Forum Topic "any big stores carry cryorig h7??"

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

i mean drive to and pick up. like a big chain, like wal mart, micro center, best buy. i have been looking for it at places like this that i might be able to go and pick it up.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Did McDonald's Improve?"

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

same old guilt patties as usual.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Looking at builds I've noticed CPU coolers are not included in a lot are they even necessary?"

  • 53 months ago
  • 2 points

the builds that dont list coolers are probably using cpus that do not overclock, and so include stock coolers. CPUs that can be overclocked don't even include stock coolers because it is assumed they will be buying a better one.

So yeah you need a cooler. there are no cons only pros.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is this a solid gaming build?"

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

clearly not complaining about anything.....simply recommending parts the same as you did, thanks

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is this a solid gaming build?"

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

everybody these days is saying go with the cryorig h7 over the 212 evo.

Also am i missing something? why is the 80g SSD 100 bucks? cant you get a samsung 250 for like 80 bucks?? am i missing something??

i tried to make a build in this price range, and i decided to wait until i could afford just a little more. If you put just another 100 bucks (and i realize thats not as easy for some as others)towards a better GPU for instance, you could probably get a much much longer run out of it with an r9 390, or you could even stick with nvidea with the 970 (but its well documented at this point that at the 300 dollar range the r9 390 is a better choice in terms of performance overall).

The way I see it, at this price range, youre already spending close to a thousand dollars for a gaming machine. Youre paying a lot of money for performance, vs for instance a playstation not even half the price. You might as well go all the way and really get it, and at the same time you get so much longevity out of your build. It will be so worth it when your machine is STILL running AAA titles the week of launch at high fps with the settings cranked up years from now.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Best budget case?"

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

nzxt s340

Comment reply on Forum Topic "In your opinion, what is the single best part of the site?"

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

thank you! As i said it was with a lot, lot of help that it came together.

yeah, i think someone suggested the barracuda at a time that there was a sale on it, at a time way before i was ready to purchase. So i missed the sale and just kinda left it on my build. good thing i got the chunky 500g ssd, ill be able to fit my OS and probably every game ill ever be playing at any one time right on there. So the slight performance difference will be even further mitigated by that.

This build is such a huge upgrade from my current machine. I still need to look in to monitors though, i still use a 1680x1050 LG tv. I cant decide if i want to wait to go for a freeysnc monitor, there have been some almost irresistable deals on 60 hz 1080p monitors lately. probably already missed a ton of em! haha

but either way im excited to see how pretty a picture this thing will be able to paint, even on a dated screen.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "In your opinion, what is the single best part of the site?"

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

crimson thats the one. excited for that.

Yeah, i geuss i won't really feel like i overclocked unless i do it from bios, but apparently the bios on the pro gaming is great! ill try em both out i suppose and see what goes on.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "In your opinion, what is the single best part of the site?"

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks man, im pumped as ever! I've never overclocked so i cant wait to try this software that ASUS uses to let you overclock from your desktop. Combined with radeons new software over their gpus i should have plenty of fun tinkering to do, and i have tons of games lined up to play. I havent been able to enjoy a game at max settings for years!!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "[PURCHASED] First time Builder - Want to make sure I don't make any terrible mistakes :P"

  • 53 months ago
  • 2 points

Youre build is on the way, youre already through the hard part IMO. Especially being tech savvy, it will come in handy to understand what each component does so that if you run in to problems you can more easily diagnose them.

happy research and enjoy that beastly build man. im jealous!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "[PURCHASED] First time Builder - Want to make sure I don't make any terrible mistakes :P"

  • 53 months ago
  • 2 points

let me first say that im doing my first build as well so i cant give you anything from experience, and so you may already know everything im about to tell you but look up build videos for your specific mobo and case and watch them. you will learn a lot from watching any old build go on to your mobo, and any old build go in to your case.

You might want to invest in an anti static bracelet too, and look up dos and donts concerning static electricity. Most people will say it really isnt necessary but it cant hurt. Ive seen lots of people say theyve been building pcs for ten years and have never damaged a component with a static shock, etc. but considering how all out you've gone id say its a good idea to protect your three thousand dollar video game machine with a 10 dollar purchase. probably less. And definitely build on the anti static bag that your mobo comes with

also as a first time builder, its been recommended to me that i definitely not use the "spread" or "smear" method of applying thermal paste because you are even more likely to apply too much and have a terrible messy situation. Apparently the "pea size" dot in the middle, or grain of rice if your cpu calls for it, frames of reference are the way to go.

hope something in there helps

Comment reply on Forum Topic "In your opinion, what is the single best part of the site?"

  • 53 months ago
  • 2 points

the community.

I chose to build my first pc maybe only three weeks ago or so. One morning on a day off i was looking in to prebuilt systems and i suddenly just said **** it i dont know how to build one but im going to learn. I started doing some research and quickly found this site.

I soon launched in to a frenzy of creating thread after thread of already asked and answered questions before i started getting comfortable with really digesting any of the huge amount of information without asking for constant reassurance etc.....lol not once was i called a noob or harassed like that. only once was i told "come on man there are many threads asking this" or something along those lines.

Super patient people who really just seem to enjoy talking about computers and helping you to make the best build for your needs.

now i got this bad boy on the way! http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Qz3FvK

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What games are you waiting to play?"

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Right on, right on. Hope you find a good chunk of time soon!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What games are you waiting to play?"

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

The save points aren't so bad and they are necessary to make the game work and make sense. It would just be too easy if you could always save and reload, that's what makes you really not want to get caught/killed, and why the game is exciting. You let out huge sighs of relief when you hear the beeping of a nearby save point, and look at yourself behaving as if you were wandering around a derelict space station.

Again, I don't usually like "stressful" gaming but I love alien so much that it made it worth it.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need some help!"

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Whoops forgot to post my build but I've edited it to include. With a 6600k and r9 390, I see a lot of benchmarks over 60 but bit approaching 120. Most games I want to play seem to bench 70-80 or 90, sometimes less with certain settings/ notoriously poorly optimized games

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What games are you waiting to play?"

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Alien isolation is hands down one of my favorite gaming experiences ever, but I'm such a fan of Ridley Scott's alien (and blade runner, which is loosely referenced, or more paid homage to I suppose in isolation) so I'm pretty biased. I also haven't played that many horror games realistically, but alien is scary to play. It's definitely one of the most immersive games I've ever played. It's got problems but... If you love alien you will love it.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What games are you waiting to play?"

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Yesssss for honor forgot that too!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "is this monitor a steal at $100?"

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

why do you want dvi? is an HDMI cable not the way to go?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "FPS boost in 720p?"

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

you think i should jump at that at $100?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What games are you waiting to play?"

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

and tf2 too, ive never played that ona system that could run it well.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What games are you waiting to play?"

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah im looking forward to syndicate. i have black flag too, never finished that story actually...i couldnt get through that game i just charged at every ship i saw. awesome ship combat

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What games are you waiting to play?"

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

ahhh yeah mad max forgot about that one! looks nuts

Comment reply on Forum Topic "mechanical gaming keyboard questions"

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

awesome. thank you!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Do i really need an anti-static bracelet??"

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

youve convinced me. how about the mat? or will the anti static mobo bag do ok for a surface to work on?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Do i really need an anti-static bracelet??"

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

ok. I have hardwood floor in my room, and baltimore where i live is pretty humid although were in winter months now so....

Do rubber gloves offer any additional protection from static? or is that more of a finger print/oil kind of thing

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Samsung 850 Pro or Evo?"

  • 53 months ago
  • 2 points

if youre looking at maybe throwing more money at your SSD, go with the 500 evo. you would have to actually try very hard to write to your SSD to the point that the pro would give you any advantage

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Samsung 850 Evo 500ssd with free AC syndicate"

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

the 500g? whered you see that? i still only see it at 150.

i already bought it anyway at 150 and it came with a free copy of the new AC which i was gonna pay for eventually anyway, maybe not the full 60 dollars but now i dont have to wait for the price to come down, so im still happy with my purchase.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "buy windows 10 on a USB drive?"

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

can you use the same stick for a reinstall? Can you delete the contents and use it as any old usb? is it a usb 3.0?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "1k Skylake Build, need opinion."

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

I just really can't recommend not getting 4 cores. It just feels like a waste, spending a thousand dollars on something that, pretty soon, might not make the cut.

When I first started putting together the build that I'm working towards building, I had a budget in mind. Now it's 1.5 times that budget because it just didn't make sense to buy at my original price point. I'm just waiting. Putting away what money I can towards it because it's worth it.

Just wait until you can afford 4 cores, or do whatever you have to do to your build to get there. Maybe put off the ssd for now, or a cheaper gpu.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "1k Skylake Build, need opinion."

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Games today are starting to take advantage of more cores in processors, i think many people would agree (and i realize i have no idea what this will actually cost) that you should spring for the i-5, especially since you mentioned you are specifically interested in the machine being able to handle new games for a bit.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "1k Skylake Build, need opinion."

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

what do you want to do with it? Is it for gaming?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Microcenter 6700k and 6600k"

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

you will get hit with a good chunk of taxes. but you can also combo with a motherboard and get 20 dollars off right now which will offset the tax by quite a bit if not all.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "overhead for future xfire in this build?"

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Right on. Ok I'll get a a 650 :p

Comment reply on Forum Topic "6600k vs 6700k"

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

You're sure that will be enough to also oc the cpu? I'm looking at a similar build, I'm going with a 6600k and one r9 390 for now but am interested in xfire in the future if I decide to pick up a 4K monitor.

I've also read that xfire is kind of a nightmare now but they are releasing new support for dx12, so I'm thinking by the time I do any xfire it will likely be supported better.

Is there any downside at all to having a higher wattage PSU in the meantime while I have only one 390?

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