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Comment reply on Forum Topic "First Build - $2,500 Budget - Need help looking for the right parts!"

  • 13 days ago
  • 1 point

Man, you are NOT kidding about airflow, severely restricted, especially for a case that size!

You did miss the bottom 120mm fan with the vault boy on top. Did you see the thing comes with a custom 120mm AIO? I would replace the fan that comes on that with 2 x noctua's in push/pull. Corsair has some AP RGB fans that would certainly look prettier, but I think this case is has enough bling as is. I would only want a white LED strip or something.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Switching from Xbox to PC. 2500$ budget. Never built one. Need your skills n brain!"

  • 14 days ago
  • 1 point

I'm poking everyone to make them think. What do you say to this:

I think you were maybe messing with the SSD situation and didn't finish as your drive selection makes no sense. I can't tell if your MOBO selection fits up with all the RGB. Why pair a 1080p monitor with a 2080? Honestly a $300-$400 GPU would be spectacular for this....
The mouse...why? The G900 is just as wireless and WAAAAY cheaper.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Switching from Xbox to PC. 2500$ budget. Never built one. Need your skills n brain!"

  • 14 days ago
  • 1 point

My opinion: 2080 ti is silly paired with any 1080p monitor, no matter WHAT the refresh rate is. The OP didn't claim to be a competitive gamer.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Switching from Xbox to PC. 2500$ budget. Never built one. Need your skills n brain!"

  • 14 days ago
  • 1 point

Okay, lets argue. :)

No reason to kill the budget. Just cut the RAM to 16GB...32GB is fine, but not necessary.
IMO, 24 inch monitors are too small a screen for 1440P. It just isn't enough real-estate.
Spectacular keyboard at a crazy price point. Nice find! OP, snatch it up!
I couldn't decide between a 2080S and a 2080 ti. In the end I opted for the 2080S as it would be arguable better to sell it in a couple of years and upgrade and you don't lose at much on the near top tier vs the actual top tier. So like, I think it would be better to buy the 2080S now for $700, and sell it for $400 in 2 years and get another $700GPU vs getting a $1,100 GPU now.
At 1440P, I believe the 2080S will be able to run "ultra" settings for at least that long.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Switching from Xbox to PC. 2500$ budget. Never built one. Need your skills n brain!"

  • 14 days ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor $309.99 @ B&H
CPU Cooler be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 50.5 CFM CPU Cooler $89.90 @ B&H
Motherboard MSI MPG X570 GAMING PLUS ATX AM4 Motherboard $159.99 @ B&H
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory $74.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Blue 2 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $214.99 @ Newegg
Video Card EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 8 GB BLACK GAMING Video Card $699.99 @ B&H
Case Cooler Master MasterBox TD500 Mesh White w/ Controller ATX Mid Tower Case $108.43 @ Amazon
Power Supply Deepcool GamerStorm DQ-M 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $140.97 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home Full 32/64-bit $119.04 @ HP
Case Fan Cooler Master MasterFan MF120R ARGB 59 CFM 120 mm Fan $19.49 @ Amazon
Monitor Dell S2716DGR 27.0" 2560x1440 144 Hz Monitor $325.33 @ Best Buy
Keyboard G.Skill RIPJAWS KM780R Wired Gaming Keyboard $70.38 @ Amazon
Mouse Logitech G900 CHAOS SPECTRUM Wireless Optical Mouse $76.24 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $2409.73
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-02-11 14:56 EST-0500

Note: My prices never include Mail-In-Rebates unless specifically requested.

  • CPU: This is where you get legs (some longevity), but it is also easy to overspend. This processor should be fine for top-end gaming for the next 4 years for sure, probably longer. It has 8 cores pushing 16 threads. This same motherboard should be able to fit several higher end CPU's from this generation, and after a Bios update, the next generation as well. I tend to just create whole new builds myself, so this matters little to me. I also only build for myself once every 5-10 years.
  • Cooler: The Noctua NH-D15 is the gold standard which every other cooler is compared against. Unfortunately it is kinda ugly, and clashes in your case. Therefore I went with a nifty looking similar priced unit that has stellar performance. (Like the NH-D15, AIO water coolers have trouble keeping up or even get destroyed by this unit).
  • MOBO: Stellar MOBO at a killer price (for x570 anyway). It should have most of everything you could want. This is certainly a place to spend a bit more if you want different or specific connectivity. The Chipset (x570) determines MOST of this though, so they are only able to exceed it with added components. Some of the higher end motherboards have more active VRM cooling which may affect your ability to overclock. As far as RGB goes, this board had 2 x 4pin (12v) and 2 x 3pin (5v). Those can be further split with products like this 4pin and 3pin
  • RAM: This RAM is really fast. Decent price too. Your CPU likes fast RAM so it should be a good marriage. You will have to enable the XMP (A-XMP) profile in the motherboard BIOS. It is literally an ON / OFF button in "ezmode" (the default mode).
  • SSD: 2TB is pretty massive. It can certainly fill up though, especially if you are installing many 30-60GB games. SSD's are getting cheaper all the time, so I wouldn't buy another drive until you run out of space. It may be a good idea to go ahead and put in a SATA data and power cable and run them where you will eventually put a SSD. You know, in a year when you can get 4TB SSD's for $150 or so.
  • HDD: Not needed in this build. In your budget I wouldn't ever consider getting one.
  • GPU: This is a good fit for 2k (1440p) gaming. Not really overkill, while simultaneously being more than capable for future games for a while. The 2080 ti is the single fastest GPU you can get right now. It is considerably more expensive though.
  • Case: Airflow. This case has it, many don't. They might look just as pretty, but they are expensive hot boxes. Fractal Design was the first to go back to the "old" method of putting mesh on the front of the case. It received rave reviews, and caused front mesh to be the number one case trend this year. This case also has front panel USB 3.2, though I don't see Type C on there, which is strange for a new "higher end" case. The black version of this may go better with the MOBO, I can't decide.
  • PSU: Expensive, but one of the best money can buy. There are very few power supplies better built than this one. They exist, but they cost $100 more.
  • OS: I included a windows license, but maybe you already have one you can use. The OEM version is only $99 and that will work too. You will be installing from a flash drive anyway so you only need the "code".
  • Monitor: 2k (1440P) 144hz TN panel of greatness with <1ms Grey to Grey time. TN panels are faster, IPS panels have better color representation. This TN panel will look great, no worries there, and it will be so fast as to avoid problems of ghosting and tearing and such. This is almost 100% mitigated with frame sync technology. Stupid AMD doens't have a good enough GPU for your build, if they did that would make sense here as Freesync monitors are cheaper than those that are "GSync Certified". Now NVidia has certified some Freesync monitors, but they tended to be the expensive ones anyway. The monitor I have selected has GSync out of the box, so you just need to enable that if it isn't by default. This essentially makes the monitor refresh and the GPU drawing line up perfectly to get rid of the annoying split frames and such. Buttery smooth is how most describe it.
  • Keyboard: Several of my co-workers have and love this keyboard. It is a cheap way to get into Cherry MX key switches with a few programmable keys and super handy media control keys. (The volume scroll is phenomenal, I also have it on my Corsair k95 and I use it every day.) There are a TON of keyboards half this price that have knock-off mechanical switches. Red Dragon may be the best of these "value" options. Take a look at them if $70 is too steep.
  • Mouse: Skip all the crap and just get this one. It is wired or wireless. I got it for Christmas and I am not looking back. Zero input problems, zero lag or latency like many wireless mice suffer from, battery lasts forever. Worst case scenario you can use it as a wired mouse. (Like if you want to game and the battery is actually dead).
  • Headset: You didn't ask about this. Again I would go for a decent wireless model. Kingston has a good one (Hyper x cloud). I would avoid the Corsair one I have, not very much clamping force.
  • Extra Fan: Partially just for looks, I added another fan for you to use for exhaust.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Can someone create a great gaming PC that is a full tower."

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

It is your money, so get what you want, but the days of "needing" a full tower for airflow and having enough space for drives/multiple-GPU setup is long past.

If you just want to try something different, why don't you try miniaturizing a little and go for micro-atx? I am for sure biased as that is what I just did with a Fractal Design Meshify C mini. Still has room for about any CPU coolers/gpu's I could possibly want, and it doesn't take up near as much room as my Cooler Master HAF 922. /rant

Comment reply on Forum Topic "HI OK... HI This is important"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor $120.98 @ Newegg
Motherboard ASRock B450M PRO4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $78.98 @ Newegg
Memory GeIL EVO POTENZA 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $55.99 @ Newegg
Storage HP S700 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive $89.99 @ Newegg
Video Card Zotac GeForce GTX 1660 6 GB GAMING Twin Fan Video Card $207.99 @ Newegg
Case DIYPC MA08-BK MicroATX Mini Tower Case $30.94 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair CX (2017) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $53.98 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $638.85
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-01-06 15:52 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Brand new to PCs. 1500-2000 Budget."

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

What monitor are you using? If you are still stuck @ 1080p 60hz you can save a ****-load of money as lower end gear can max that out now.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Brand new to PCs. 1500-2000 Budget."

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 7 2700 3.2 GHz 8-Core Processor $208.25 @ shopRBC
Motherboard MSI MPG X570 GAMING PLUS ATX AM4 Motherboard $179.99 @ Newegg Canada
Memory G.Skill Flare X 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $79.99 @ Memory Express
Storage Team L5 LITE 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive $107.09 @ Newegg Canada Marketplace
Video Card Zotac GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 8 GB GAMING AMP Video Card $944.50 @ Vuugo
Case Fractal Design Meshify C ATX Mid Tower Case $119.74 @ Amazon Canada
Power Supply Corsair RM (2019) 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $114.99 @ Canada Computers
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $134.75 @ Vuugo
Case Fan ARCTIC P12 PWM PST(5-pack) 56.3 CFM 120 mm Fans $40.70 @ Amazon Canada
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1930.00
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-01-03 17:05 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Upgrade Advice"

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Meh, you really SHOULDN'T be CPU bound in this case. For MMO's, it would be a little surprising if you are GPU bound as well. (Since they are made to run well on a "toaster").

Did you install NVidia's drivers? If not, that could be part of the problem. I am not for sure what drivers Windows automatically installs for you. Just download NVidia's control panel (GeForce Experience). They now REQUIRE you to create an account, which is annoying, but it keeps track of the latest and greatest drivers and lets you choose when to install them.

I think if you were looking to spend money on it, I would upgrade the GPU first to see if that fixes your frame drop issues. A 1050 ti is older lower mid-range. With your 700w power supply you can throw in pretty much anything you like. Look in the $200-$300 price range for affordable value that can go in any system if you choose to upgrade in the future. Look at the 1660 Super and 1660 ti the hardest. Here is an overview of the performance uplift compared to your current card. This is just based on their one benchmark, so it does not indicate at all your real world experience. However, just note that either one is almost twice as powerful as your current card.

In summation, drivers first, then try fresh windows install as another user recommended, then think about upgrading your GPU. Which MMO's do you play? By screen Capturing, do you mean Streaming or recording video while gaming? Because that is a bit of a different animal and changes the entire conversation.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$650 gaming PC, AMD"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 3400G 3.7 GHz Quad-Core Processor $149.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard MSI B450M GAMING PLUS Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $79.99 @ Newegg
Memory OLOy 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $47.99 @ Newegg
Storage Team GX1 960 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $76.99 @ Newegg
Case Cooler Master MasterBox Q300L MicroATX Mini Tower Case $48.79 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair CXM 650 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply $69.99 @ Newegg
Monitor Dell SE2417HG 23.6" 1920x1080 60 Hz Monitor $108.43 @ Amazon
Keyboard Redragon K552 Wired Gaming Keyboard $35.77 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $617.94
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-12-27 11:25 EST-0500

Note: My prices never include Mail-In-Rebates unless specifically requested.

  • CPU: This is a quad core part with SMT (4 core 8 thread). This technology allows it to process 8 threads simultaneously. It is nowhere near as good as a true 8 core CPU, nor is it as good as any of the other CPU's that have been recommended (Most of which were 6 core 12 thread) thus far. What it DOES have is integrated graphics. The integrated graphics are also not something to write home about, however, it will certainly function at 1080p using lower graphic settings. This was all about money. This CPU is $150. A good 6c 12t CPU is $120-$160, and a decent GPU is > $150 making the total outlay $270-$400 for the combination. That is a pretty big chunk out of a $650 budget. So I went cheap, but functional here, and saved a considerable amount for the other stuff.
  • Cooler: The CPU comes with a cooler that will work just fine.
  • MOBO: This is a nice motherboard in the MicroAtx form factor. It is not the top of the line, but it also isn't el-cheapo. (See note below about compatibility warnings).
  • RAM: This is the cheapest 2x8GB stick at a reasonable speed (>2933mhz) on PCPP. Make sure you enable the XMP (AXMP) profile in the bios to get this speed. It will for sure impact your gaming!
  • SSD: Went with a larger one as it really is a pain to switch them out. Now if you use about half of this one, it is time to start thinking about adding another drive. In that case see next item...
  • HDD: Add this when needed. Any old 2TB drive should be affordable and offer plenty of space. A larger 3-4TB drive will be fine as well, they just cost considerably more.
  • GPU: This is probably one of the easiest upgrades to do in a computer. You don't have to remove anything, just drop in an updated GPU, download the drivers (if applicable) and you are off to the races. I didn't include a GPU for just that reason. It means this computer will not perform as well as any of the other builds people offered you until you add one. Save up your money and buy whatever makes sense when you have $250 or so.
  • Case: This is a decent case. Has a single exhaust fan in the back, but there is plenty of room to add fans or even a radiator + fans to the front of the chassis. It is highly rated here on PCPP and on Newegg as well.
  • PSU: This is a decent simi-modular unit with enough power available to allow for just about any upgrade you could think of. 80+ bronze certified, and it is semi-modular meaning cable management is much easier.
  • Optical: CD-ROM's are not needed in 2019.
  • OS: You will have to source your own OS. You can install windows or linux for free. Windows will remind you to purchase a license in the lower right hand corner until you get a digital one. Linux is just free. Curious? Here is an up to date list of popular linux distributions: https://www.distrowatch.com/
  • Monitor: So this one is actually decent. 24inch panel with a really good value refresh rate and TN panel. You won't be able to drive all 1920 pixels with an integrated GPU (I guess this depends upon the game), but turn your graphics settings down a little and it will still look great.
  • Keyboard: This is a super-cheap foray into the world of mechanical gaming keyboards. Notice the lack of a 10 key. This is common on smaller/cheaper gaming keyboards. If you think you will miss the 10 key, then there are plenty of alternatives.
  • Mouse: Yours.

Note, if you BIOS actually needs an update before the motherboard will work with the CPU, you can do that by following the directions on page 20 of the manual under the "Updating BIOS with Flash BIOS Button" heading.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Office small micro atx"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

A bit on the high side seeing as though they don't come with wifi either. (High side being a subjective term in this case).

I am thinking about just getting an SSD and throwing it in the old system to see if it can be revived. If not, then just use that SSD in the new build?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Office small micro atx"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you for responding. I get what you mean, the more cores/threads you start with the longer this machine will remain relevant. My boss has an i7-980X based machine and it still works just fine for his purposes. (Web/email). This computer will be similar. I am just arguing with myself a little if 4 cores/threads is enough, or if it makes sense to spend a smidge more on 4 cores/8 threads. 10 year old iGPU's still work fine IMO. Besides, you can ALWAYS add a small/cheap future GPU to compensate.

Thanks again for taking the time to think about this and a possible solution.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Office small micro atx"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Interesting machine. Thank you for responding. Wonder about the included 90w PSU. I don't see any complaints on Amazon so it is probably okay.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Office small micro atx"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you very much for taking the time to look into this and offer a suggestion!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Office small micro atx"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

You think a 2200G is a sufficient upgrade from a core 2 (I think duo, not quad) to justify the cost?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Office small micro atx"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Wondered about that, thanks for doing the leg work!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Office small micro atx"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm going to take a look right now...

Comment reply on bubby13's Completed Build: First Budget Build

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Just an FYI, the plastic on top of the CPU cooler pops up. It will still be attached underneath where it says "AMD". You can move that plastic ring up and hold it out of the way, then unscrew the 4 screws holding the fan to the cooler. Then you can rotate it so the AMD is "up" instead of on its side. Screw it back in and re-clip the ring in place. I just went through this last night and wanted to share :).

Excellent budget build. The 570 is perfectly serviceable at 1080P. My new Frankenstein is R7 2700 + GTX 960 (Soon to be 980). Looks gorgeous on my new 1440P monitor! Hope you enjoy yours!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Too late now, how dumb am I?"

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

hahaha, fair nuff. It was pretty spur of the moment.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Too late now, how dumb am I?"

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for looking at it and providing feedback. I appreciate ya!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Too late now, how dumb am I?"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah, there is also tax on my build, and a couple of components that actually weren't Amazon (prime) when I clicked through. I will upgrade the GPU and the CPU cooling solution at some point in the next year or so. I guess the major difference would be aftermarket CPU cooler, downgraded PSU wattage and x series processor. So not too bad all things considered.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Help build me a PC (first timer)"

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Similar, but considerably more performance.

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor $120.98 @ Newegg
Motherboard ASRock B450M PRO4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $69.99 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-2666 Memory $36.99 @ Newegg
Storage Intel 660p Series 1.02 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $94.00 @ B&H
Video Card Sapphire Radeon RX 590 8 GB PULSE Video Card $199.99 @ Newegg
Case DIYPC F2 MicroATX Mini Tower Case $39.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair CX (2017) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $53.98 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $615.91
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-10-24 09:46 EDT-0400

Differences:

  • CPU: The 2600 is 8% about faster than the 1600. I thought that was worth $20. It is WAY faster than the 3400G with 2 more cores and 4 more threads all at a faster clock speed. It is really workload dependent, but it could be as much as 40% faster on compute tasks! The 2600 does not have an iGPU like the 3400G though, so it will require a dedicated Graphics Card.
  • Cooler: Still the stock cooler.
  • MOBO: Highest rated "el cheapo" motherboard. Follow the herd for safety! :)
  • RAM: 2x4gb should be just fine for a value build.
  • SSD: NVME SSD because it has very good value. AKA, it is cheap.
  • HDD: Dropped for now, motherboard will support several for future upgrades.
  • GPU: A dedicated GPU instead of integrated. This is really all you need for 1080p Gaming. The 590 is essentially a factory overclocked 580. It for sure performs a little better, but you would likely be fine with a 580 if you wanted to save some bucks. GPU is the #1 indicator of gaming performance in a given resolution. The 590 is the 1080P king.
  • Extra Case Fans: Dropped in favor of enhancing performance.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Bit of an Emergency Build/Upgrade ($2200-$2500AUD)"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Sure, I went ahead with another TG side panel case, however, it is much smaller volume than even some mini-itx cases.

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-9700F 3 GHz 8-Core Processor $489.00 @ Shopping Express
CPU Cooler Cooler Master MasterLiquid ML240L RGB 66.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $82.00 @ Shopping Express
Motherboard Gigabyte Z390 M GAMING Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $225.00 @ Austin Computers
Storage Intel 660p Series 1.02 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $149.00 @ Umart
Video Card GALAX GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB EX (1-click OC) Video Card $829.00 @ Skycomp Technology
Case In Win 301C MicroATX Mini Tower Case $107.00 @ Umart
Case Fan Silverstone FN121-P 58.47 CFM 120 mm Fan $7.00 @ Scorptec
Case Fan Silverstone FN121-P 58.47 CFM 120 mm Fan $7.00 @ Scorptec
Case Fan Silverstone FN121-P 58.47 CFM 120 mm Fan $7.00 @ Scorptec
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1902.00
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-10-24 15:36 AEDT+1100

Note: My prices never include Mail-In-Rebates unless specifically requested.

  • CPU: Upgraded to the i7 with SMT to give it legs. The i5 should serve you just fine, but you do have room in your budget to play a little.
  • Cooler: This case really likes AIO water coolers to be mounted to the rack. This is by far the cheapest I have found.
  • MOBO: mAtx is hella expensive in AU too WTF.
  • RAM: Reduce Reuse Recycle!!! :)
  • SSD: new hotness. Wow, those drives are hella expensive in AU. Another $30USD and you could double the storage to 2TB lol.
  • HDD: Reduce Reuse Recycle!!! :)
  • GPU: Same as last suggested build.
  • Case: Push button side panel. Excellent small volume mAtx case. Video Review. They got a couple of things wrong though. Side panel is for exhaust.
  • PSU: Reduce Reuse Recycle!!! :)
  • Case Fans: 2x on the bottom, 1 x on the rear. Recommend you set the bottom fans to intake, and the rear/side to exhaust. (Feel free to pull these from the old build).

Questions? Comments? Maniacal laughter?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Bit of an Emergency Build/Upgrade ($2200-$2500AUD)"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Would you like a case with a handle? They are rare, but not unheard of. It changes other aspects of the build such as mobo/CPU cooler size, but that isn't a big deal considering your budget.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Help build me a PC (first timer)"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

I would say getting 2x4 Ram is a better idea unless OP plans on upgrading it somewhat soon.

yeah, 1x8 was cheaper for that speed. Probably 2x4 would be more performant. Video proof...ish

And you could get the aerocool Cylon Mini for cheaper which is a better case.

Unless there is a mesh panel that is completely escaping my notice, that Aerocool case is garbage for airflow. There are a ton of cheaper cases with poor airflow that could be considered, I just went with the cheapest case that would support a decent number of intake fans pulling air through open(ish) mesh.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Help build me a PC (first timer)"

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 3400G 3.7 GHz Quad-Core Processor $144.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock B450M/AC Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $69.99 @ Newegg
Memory Team T-FORCE VULCAN Z 8 GB (1 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $29.99 @ Newegg
Storage Hitachi Ultrastar 7K3000 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $37.95 @ Amazon
Case DIYPC F2 MicroATX Mini Tower Case $39.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair CX (2017) 450 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $53.98 @ Newegg
Custom upHere Computer Case Fan 120mm LED Silent Fan for Computer Cases, CPU Coolers, and Radiators Ultra Quiet ,Triple Pack Colorful Case Fan $17.34 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $394.12
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-10-23 12:59 EDT-0400

Note: My prices never include Mail-In-Rebates unless specifically requested.

  • CPU: Quad core component with SMT will do very good in runescape, and has at least some processing chops for prepping youtube videos/streaming xbox.
  • Cooler: Stock is OK.
  • MOBO: Value board. Might require a bios update before the 3400G processor will function. If that is the case, you will have to take advantage of AMD's loaner program to get it up and running.
  • RAM: Very cheap RAM. Still not the slowest, so that is good for Ryzen.
  • SSD: Nope.
  • HDD: 2TB is a good start for a gaming build.
  • GPU: Nope. GPU is integrated into the CPU/Motherboard.
  • Case: Not great. Functional, but not great. Almost every other case I looked at for less $$$ had crap airflow and no ability to improve it. You can/will be getting rid of the pre-installed fans and replacing them with RGB. (Won't hurt you to have extras just in case).
  • PSU: Mid-tier PSU. About the cheapest you can go right now. (Thanks to tarrifs).
  • Optical: No longer needed.
  • OS: Are you in school? Check with your IT department for a free copy that you can use while a student.
  • Monitor: Couple of these should be okay. https://pcpartpicker.com/product/6NGj4D/sceptre-monitor-e225w1920
  • Fans: Some super duper cheap RGB fans on Amazon. I do not guarantee quality, but in your price range that shouldn't be surprising.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Bit of an Emergency Build/Upgrade ($2200-$2500AUD)"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-9600K 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor $374.00 @ Shopping Express
CPU Cooler CRYORIG M9i 48.4 CFM CPU Cooler $35.00 @ PCCaseGear
Motherboard MSI Z390-A PRO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $183.70 @ Newegg Australia
Memory Patriot Viper Elite 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-2666 Memory $100.10 @ Newegg Australia
Video Card GALAX GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB EX (1-click OC) Video Card $829.00 @ Skycomp Technology
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1521.80
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-10-24 01:47 AEDT+1100

Note: My prices never include Mail-In-Rebates unless specifically requested.

  • CPU: You actually have budget room left to stretch a bit more here. This should work fine for Skyrim though.
  • Cooler: This cooler should be stepped up if you get more cores/faster processor.
  • MOBO: Higher end to enable overclocking/more fine tune control and hopefully help you with component stability.
  • RAM: Nothing special. It will work fine and it is affordable. Enable XMP profile in BIOS to get 2666mhz speed. Consider tuning it and overclocking it, though that rarely helps with gaming for Intel.
  • SSD: Reuse
  • HDD: Reuse
  • GPU: a 2070 Super is plenty for 1k and 2k today. Hell, the 5700 is plenty and this card is way more performance than that.
  • Case: Reuse
  • PSU: Reuse
  • Optical:
  • OS: Reuse
  • Monitor: Reuse
  • Keyboard: Reuse
  • Mouse: Reuse

Something like that?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "need help confirming this build"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Case and RAM were picked by OP

DOH, my bad.

bios update can be done with a USB drive

Yes, if you have a recognized processor updating the BIOS is childs play. Whether or not a Matisse processor will be recognized is based on which warehouse shelf the motherboard sat on. Meaning if the motherboard is fresh off the line, it won't even need an update, but if it has been sitting around for a while, it might have an older firmware. In that case you would have to get a chip that IS recognized in order to do the update. Hence, the loaner program I linked to. I believe all MSI boards as of x570 will be able to install bios updates without a CPU, which will help next generation, but that ability is generally considered a super-high-end motherboard feature (like > $200 in my experience).

overclocking which is useless with Ryzen 3000 anyways.

I think you are saying that manual overclocking is a joke/worthless on Ryzen 3000. I agree. However, you absolutely need thermal headroom or you won't get the most out of precision boost! Go to the L9i CPU compatibiltiy page and just read it. Yes, it is compatible with the 3700X, however, you won't get to take full advantage of the turbo capabilities according to Noctua's OWN internal testing.

And that dark rock cooler performs near the same as the L9i

This is not even close to correct. I can only think you got confused about what cooler I was referencing. The Dark Rock TF has thermals more in the ballpark of full-on tower coolers like the Cryorig R1 Universal and Noctua NH-D15! Benchmark Or another the Noctua NH-L9x65 LP (which is also a higher performance cooler than the L9i) and another because multiple sources are best.
So to recap: Be Quiet Dark Rock TF > Noctua NH-L12S > Noctua NH-L9x65 LP > Noctual L9i

The 3700x doesn't run near as hot as an i9 or i7

I agree, but with the caveat that you still want thermal headroom for PB2!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "need help confirming this build"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

That CPU cooler is not designed to allow a 3700X (or i7/i9) to operate optimally. If it will fit, the very best small form factor cooler is the be quiet! Dark Rock TF. It is far and away the best, smashing even most AIO perfromance (SFF that is). If that won't fit, then look for coolers with the largest fin stack that can fit in the allotted space.

The RAM selected doesn't appear to be available.

The Motherboard may need a super-annoying bios update before the chip will work. While AMD will loan out CPU's for this purpose, that is an extra step. AMD site link. (Scroll down to the "Short Term Processor Loan Boot Kit" section).

:)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "need help confirming this build"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

i still have concerns over this small case you have suggested.

I have used it before with a lower end cpu cooler than the one I recommended for you. There are no problems with that case size. It is just tiny. What concerns do you have?

There are many HTPC style cases that are much larger, but they will still look fine in your living room. IMO Silverstone makes the highest quality that fits that bill. The size can go all the way up to EATX BTW. Link: https://silverstonetek.com/product_case.php?bno=28&tb=1&area=en. I have a GD09 in my living room. It is still smaller than a mid-tower laying on it side because it it nowhere near as "deep" (from front to back). I would know, because I started with a mid-sized NZXT tower and moved to the GD09 on the basis of it fit on my entertainment center much much better.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "need help confirming this build"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

IMO this will serve you a little better:

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor £286.17 @ Amazon UK
CPU Cooler Noctua NH-L12S 55.44 CFM CPU Cooler £56.69 @ Overclockers.co.uk
Motherboard Gigabyte X570 I AORUS PRO WIFI Mini ITX AM4 Motherboard £212.98 @ Laptops Direct
Memory Patriot Viper Steel 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory £75.98 @ Amazon UK
Storage Crucial P1 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive £98.41 @ CCL Computers
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 980 4 GB Video Card -
Case Silverstone RVZ01-E HTPC Case £79.01 @ CCL Computers
Power Supply Silverstone Strider Platinum 650 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply £94.99 @ Amazon UK
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Pro OEM 64-bit £99.00 @ Amazon UK
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £1003.23
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-10-22 15:13 BST+0100

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Cheapest possible SFF build (1440p-4K)"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 7 2700X 3.7 GHz 8-Core Processor $194.89 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler be quiet! Dark Rock TF 67.8 CFM Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler $79.90 @ B&H
Motherboard ASRock B450M PRO4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $79.99 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Aegis 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $64.99 @ Newegg
Storage Intel 660p Series 2.048 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $199.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card PowerColor Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB Video Card $403.98 @ Newegg
Case Silverstone GD09B HTPC Case $93.99 @ B&H
Power Supply BitFenix Whisper M 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $110.47 @ Amazon
Case Fan Scythe SY1225DB12M 68.54 CFM 120 mm Fan $9.89 @ OutletPC
Case Fan Scythe SY1225DB12M 68.54 CFM 120 mm Fan $9.89 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1247.88
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-10-12 19:16 EDT-0400

This will do it. 8 cores with SMT for less than half the price of the 9700. The 2070 Super is a far better card than the 5700, but it is more expensive as well. I would think they would perform near the same for 1440p.

The Node 202 is a much smaller volume case than the GD09B, but the GD09 can actually fit full sized ATX motherboards while still being in a form factor that fits in the living room. (I have one in my living room).

I suggest going for a 2TB SSD. Just so you don't have to mess with it much.

I went for an aftermarket CPU cooler. This cooler is very nice and quiet.

I added some case fans just in case you wanted to fill out the case slots.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "CDN$3500 Gaming Build"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor $429.99 @ Memory Express
CPU Cooler be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 50.5 CFM CPU Cooler $109.99 @ Amazon Canada
Motherboard MSI X570-A PRO ATX AM4 Motherboard $214.99 @ Canada Computers
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory $104.99 @ Newegg Canada
Storage Intel 660p Series 2.048 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $259.50 @ Vuugo
Video Card MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB VENTUS OC Video Card $1478.50 @ Vuugo
Case Fractal Design Meshify C ATX Mid Tower Case $129.99 @ Canada Computers
Power Supply Corsair RM (2019) 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $154.99 @ Corsair
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $2882.94
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-10-05 00:54 EDT-0400

You have a team blue example from SaucyBro. It will serve you just fine if you like. It will arguably have better frame rates than any AMD competitive system, but I wanted to give you a "team red" counterpoint to consider.

Note: My prices never include Mail-In-Rebates unless specifically requested.

  • CPU: This is also an 8 core CPU with SMT. It processes 16 threads, just slower than the intel part. It is also cheaper.
  • Cooler: Sure, water can get the job done. This "big air" cooler will keep your CPU just as cool as any AIO cooler you can buy, and it will do so at a lower noise threshold. (No pump noise). There are many use cases for AIO watercoolers, I just don't feel like this is one of those.
  • MOBO: Sheez, x570 boards are expensive! But this board is very highly recommended by the likes of GamersNexus, so it had better be good ****.
  • RAM: Faster RAM speed because Ryzen really likes it! Should overclock even higher if you want. There are guides online.
  • SSD: 2TB will allow you to install many many games. Once you start running out of space, I hope you will be able to get 4 or 6TB SSD's at a reasonable price for a future upgrade.
  • HDD: None included in this build. Plenty good enough for games to live on, so consider adding a 2 or 4TB drive. Any ol' drive is fine.
  • GPU: For a gaming computer the GPU drives performance. At your budget you warrant the absolute best you can buy. Unfortunately that is still the 2080 ti. (Unfortunately because every other price tier has a "super" upgrade). This isn't the cheapest, but it does have a decent boost speed and it has a pretty good cooler! The GPU really does matter more than the CPU, so you should consider this AMD based build instead of the Intel version for this reason only!
  • Case: This case will allow for plenty of air to be pulled in from the front mesh. The H500 is a decent case, but it has very obstructed airflow from the front :(. Gamers nexus has done a ton of testing on this sort of thing. Poorly perfroming cases can and will lead to thermal throttling on either your GPU or CPU. The H500 isn't the worst offender, but it certainly doesn't rank among the best.
  • PSU: Ouch on the price, but this is a damn good PSU. Don't skimp on this component.
  • OS: Not included in price. Just find a windows home key for around 100CAD.

Hope this helps firm up your discussion, one way or another.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "PC for company !"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

The way OP asked for a build is the same way my buddy asked. He basically wants it to be snappy AF for as long as possible. No way to get there with clock speed, as who knows what the future brings there. Only way is massive thread count. That's why I built my buddy a 1600x based system. In 5 years that system is probably still going to be chugging along zippy as all hell.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "PC for Planet Zoo, Planet Coaster, and Cities Skylines"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Fractal Design Meshify C TG would be better IMO. The H500 is a bit of a "hot box" with fairly closed off front intake.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Home Entertainment Center Build/Possible gaming"

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Warning OP, that BluRay player won't do 4K due to LG firmware update. There is allegedly a workaround , but you will have to tread off the beaten path a little to get there. So dumb :(

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Would love an i7 9700k build"

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-9700K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor $363.99 @ B&H
CPU Cooler Phanteks PH-TC14PE_BK 78.1 CFM CPU Cooler $84.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Gigabyte Z390 AORUS ULTRA ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $243.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Trident Z RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory $94.99 @ Newegg
Storage Intel 660p Series 2.048 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $184.99 @ B&H
Video Card MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB GAMING X TRIO Video Card $1199.89 @ B&H
Case NZXT H700i ATX Mid Tower Case $179.99 @ NZXT
Power Supply Corsair RM (2019) 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $124.98 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $2477.70
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-09-26 15:44 EDT-0400

I picked the class of GPU because it is the most powerful GPU on the market (at the moment) and you didn't specify a budget. I singled out this specific model because it boosts well over 1700mhz and it doesn't make you pay a $400 premium like some models.

As for everything else, I went for decent bells and whistles with a black and white theme.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "HELP! $4,000-$5,000 Gaming/PC . https://pcpartpicker.com/user/yognying59/saved/7VbQqs I'm noob. Any advice??"

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

(don't which brand or combination i should get, nvme, SATA 2.5-3." form factor, etc. iono)

It goes like this speed-wise:
SATA < SATA II < SATA III < NVME.

NVME uses PCIe lanes like your GPU uses. that is why it is so fast. There are several different configurations that motherboard manufacturers can opt for, but I believe all NVME is accomplished via a m.2 port. (Since it uses PCIe lanes, the first NVME drives were PCIe instead). m.2 ports can either be SATA or NVME, or both depending upon the motherboard. NVME m.2 SSD's are faster than SATA m.2 SSD's. At some point though, you are splitting hairs. They are both very very fast. The big speedup was the changeover from solid disks like the WD Black in your build to SSD's. Any SSD is orders of magnitude faster than the fastest HDD. (At random access, HDD's still have some benefit for sequential access. This is especially true of Raid 0 Arrays. Most access is going to be random though).

To finish this off, I recommend ANY SSD with a long warranty. In your price range you should benefit from buying the "best". Samsung is currently considered the "Best". For sure don't consider any SSD with less than a 5 year warranty.

good graphics card

If you are going to keep your monitor, anything over say a GTX 2080 is probably overkill. GPU matters the most for gaming though, so no reason not to get the best gaming card, which is currently the GTX 2080 TI.

I still need external storage

Get a NAS for sure. Then you can load it up with 6TB HDD's if you want. Pretty expensive world to play in though: https://www.newegg.com/Desktop-NAS/SubCategory/ID-124?Tid=161337

Mouse: Logitech makes the best mice IMO. The G502 is a nice. I have the G500s which I also like a lot.

KB: Anything with mechanical switches made by cherry will have you walking away from your current keyboard and never looking back. RGB? Sure, that is possible. I have the Corsair K95 RGB. I think it is overpriced for what it is. I think g.skill is doing great things in this department, at a reasonable price too! RGB options

I still need external storage, optical drives, and ideal case.

Oh god, why do you need optical? Why, oh why? Count on your hand the number of times in the past 5 years you have used optical. Now subtract any time it would have been better from a flash drive. Do you have any fingers up still? Maybe get an external drive just in case.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "AMD PC Build"

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

In your budget you should probably target 1440P.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Really in need of some help with my PC."

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Yes, also try the RAM in different slots. Only one stick at a time. (We have a board like that, it only works if you only use 1 stick of RAM and you have to avoid the A1 channel.)

What you want to do is isolate as much as possible the different items that can be at fault. Unplug everything non-essential and see if you can get it to post. If you get the same problem then it might actually BE the cpu. In that case you can buy a replacement to test with for WAY less than $100. Just find any old skylake CPU (refurbished or used or whatever).

You can take the advice another user gave you and get a power supply from somewhere with a liberal return policy just to try. If it works, then you are done. If it doesn't work, just return it.

Some thoughts. You aren't up against a wall yet, the problem is just harder to deal with than initially though.

I am also a little concerned that you said you had to press and hold the power button initially in order to boot. That is strange. Should have just needed a quick press (completing the circuit is instantaneous.) IDK if that would have been a power issue or a MOBO issue either.

Comment reply on FedorSosnin's Completed Build: InWin A1 Plus + Ryzen 3600 + Dark Rock Pro 4

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

I firmly believe miniItx and MicroAtx are all you need for gaming in 2019+. Love the look you went for, super clean and great looking IMO. Excellent work on the printed feet, nice for near free 3-5c!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Really in need of some help with my PC."

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Sorry man, hope they figure it out!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Really in need of some help with my PC."

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

I also have the fan cable from the pump of cpu cooler that i plugged into cpu 1

On most motherboards, there is a header named CPU_FAN. If you don't plug some kind of fan into it, your system won't boot (this is an outdated feature that allegedly protects CPU's from instantaneously overheating due to no CPU cooler). I didn't see anything in the manual about CPUFan1 or CPUFan2 being populated in the same way, but since you are having issues, lets cover every single base. The test should be, unplug the pump from CPUFan1, and plug in another case fan.

A)

If best buy didn't test the PSU by putting it into another computer and turning it on, you might be correct!

B)

Rare to lose both sticks at once like that.

C)

Pretty brutal, also rare. Can maybe spring for a G3900 on ebay? Same generation (Skylake) super low end seems to go for <$30. Just to test with. If it works....then yeah.

If this is the case i am gonna lose my ****

It can be brutal to try and figure out a hardware issue like this when you have nothing to test with. Sorry man.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Really in need of some help with my PC."

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Try a different electrical outlet at your house. Preferably way different (not on the same string). I don't know how high a probability it is that works, but worth a shot.

Have you reseated the CPU?
Do you have a fan plugged into the CPU_FAN1 header? (Will not post without it).
I have heard of people having issues with an AIO pump being plugged in there.
Again, low probability. I am grasping at straws that could be the issue before you try a cheapo replacement processor.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Really in need of some help with my PC."

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

I was just talking about the little section of wires that plug into your motherboard. Unplug that mess.

Your motherboard manual will tell you which pins to short. But basically, whichever pins you take the front panel power button off of should be the ones. (Assuming you wired it correctly initially). Looks like pins 6 and 8 are "power switch". The pins are numbered bottom top, left to right:

2 4 6 8 10
1 3 5 7 9

It will be labled JFP1 on the board itself.

If this doesn't work, paperclip test the PSU to be sure, but it will probably need to be replaced even if it passes. (Google PSU paperclip test for more info). You started off with a really good platform PSU though, so it would be rare if that is the issue. (Maybe it ate a power event and died, are you using a UPS, or at the very least a surge protector? If not, pick up a cheap Tripp Lite 8 Outlet Surge Protector on amazon for like $25. They have decent internal circuitry and will protect your whole setup (and die instead of your PSU hopefully). Bonus, it comes with light indicators which will tell you if your building is wired wrong.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "dying system"

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

I checked newegg before I posted that, so...

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Really in need of some help with my PC."

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

It could also be your front panel wiring. Unplug all the front panel connectors from your moterboard and use the screwdriver method of turning it on (Use a flathead screwdriver to short across the power pins. Video instructions

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Really in need of some help with my PC."

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

I have seen this before.

Turn the PSU power off again. Leave it for 20 seconds, then press and hold the power button on your case. This will bleed any capacitor that is still energized. (They can stay energized for years). After you have held the Power button for 10 seconds or so. Let it go, turn the power supply power back on, and it should either immediately boot, or you will have to hit the power button again.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "dying system"

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

My CPU is from the same generation and I am still working fine, never had a problem. :-\

If the problem WAS initially your power supply, then it could have "eaten" all kinds of components, and without having spares just lying around that you can throw in and test with it can be impossible to diagnose. (Power issues are the absolute worst which is why I am so adamant about high end power supplies!)

If you only blank out while gaming, then that should mean it only happens when the computer is under a heavy load. Try a CPU benchmark and see if you have similar problems. (Prime95 or some such). Watch your CPU temp under load via HWMonitor (made by CPUID). If your package temp is >80 then your problem might just be temperature related. If you have no issues at all, then try a GPU test and see if you have issues. If you do, then maybe the PSU ate your GPU :*(. To prove that one way or another, take out the GPU and lower your game down to very low graphics settings and just use the integrated CPU graphics. If you have no problems with that, then it seems like the PCI slot or maybe GPU is the issue.

Also consider replacing the MOBO with a used one if you continue to have random issues. You just need an 1155 chipset MOBO. Those can still be had new around the $100 (USD) mark.

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