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Comment reply on Forum Topic "I have no clue what i am doing!"

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

There are not real problems with the build, but there are some choices that I would have made differently;

  1. The "Plextor - M8VG 128 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive" has about the same performance as the "Mushkin - Source 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive", so I'm not sure why that would be required. I wouldn't have "wasted" my only M.2. port for a SATA drive (would have used it for NVMe).

  2. If you want heavy computation run on this computer or gaming and you want high frame rates, you would have been better off with a Ryzen 5 CPU.

Good luck with the build. :)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "what are some of your personal conspracy theorys?"

  • 8 months ago
  • 5 points

There are some certain shady government elements who secretly try to change the grammar and twist the plural of the word "theory". :)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "How do you erase Windows 10 and erase BIOS profile (starting from zero)"

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

The BIOS doesn't have drivers. It has various BIOS versions, but you don't really want to roll back those. What you probably need is LOAD BIOS DEFAULTS. Consult your motherboard's manual on how to do it. This is usually a menu accessible from the BIOS itself.

Erase Windows: just do a new partitioning and formatting on the storage before you install Windows on it.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Windows Problem??"

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd suggest resetting the GPU settings to factory defaults.

Also, loading the BIOS defaults (I suppose you may have OC'd your CPU or RAM).

This should prevent any further BSOD. If not, you may consider reinstalling the OS.

If it made the BSOD stop, you can start to OC your PC again -- your previous BSOD must have been because of incorrect OC settings.

Comment reply on Revengeic3's Completed Build: Baldo's RGB Build

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

I guess you're referring to the "normal" setup being air intake in the front, exhaust on top. In this build, it's the other way around.

Could the radiator be inserted to the top of the case?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Lets Discuss : Jobs and Careers"

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

I was born and raised in Hungary, Europe. Then lived for 4 years in the UK. Now living in Australia.

One problem with travelling is that you don't spend "enough time" anywhere to establish a good career. Most of the time people can advance on the career ladder after they've spent enough time with a company. That's unfortunately not me.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Lets Discuss : Jobs and Careers"

  • 9 months ago
  • 3 points

Are you currently working a paid job?

Yes. I cannot afford to be without an income. The job is a software engineer (which I like) for a trading company (that's where the challenge comes from)

Do you like working there?

No. It's a job. It gets the bills paid. I don't know anything about trading. And to be honest, it doesn't really interest me.

Do you have any passion for what you do?

Creating software? Yes. Understanding how trading works, no.

If not why do you continue to work there?

It doesn't pay terribly. It's hard to find a good job that you love, you can get a career there, you don't have to travel hours to get to your job and it pays well. Oh, did I mention that it should be compatible with family life?

How long have you been working at your current job?

Almost a year.

Have you had any jobs in the past?

Software engineering at various companies (across 3 different countries) since 2005.

If so were they better or worse than what you are currently working?

I loved being a game developer. It was fun.

I liked working for healthcare solutions. It felt like what I do matters. Knowing what you do saves the life of people makes you feel good about yourself when you go to bed at night. :)

Do you currently work in a career?

Trading? Nah. Based on the CEO's own keynotes, we make the big bucks when someone else trading (not our company) messes up something.

We don't really make anything. We just exploit the market. Pray on opportunities and the mistakes of others. (Now compare that with saving lives or making fun games.)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Hp pc. Spoilt motherboard or cpu?"

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Make sure to get compatible parts. Just because a CPU fits, it doesn't mean it's actually supported. Check the motherboard's manufacturer website to see if that would support your CPU.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "question.. what to do with recorded gameplay videos..."

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

When I've got more than 500 GB of recorded gameplay I just force myself to select a few highlights and just delete all the rest as I realised, I'd never upload them anyway. lol

It's hard to keep uploading and recording new videos. Creating them is less demanding than actually putting them online.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "question.. what to do with recorded gameplay videos..."

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

I am not experienced with video conversion.

I just record my gameplays and upload them occasionally on YouTube. I am not afraid to upload 12 - 20 GB of video. I have one advantage though: I do not do it at home, but take it to the office where I work and upload it there on an enterprise Internet connection, where upload speed is larger by magnitudes.

Maybe you have the same option too: upload your videos somewhere with high upload speed, so it won't take days, not even hours, just a few minutes.

As for compression, I can't advise anything apart from searching the Web as I do not apply any extra compression on my videos (and I wouldn't anyway, I want to keep them in high resolution/detail).

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Max resolution of MSI - GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB GAMING Z Video Card"

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

If you were right, it would mean no matter what I want to render, the GPU would take the same time to render anything (plain red screen vs real life-like ray-traced scene). Every game would run on whatever FPS I want. And why would be there a reason to get a new GPU when the old one can run whatever I want on my desired frame rates?

I'd suggest searching the Web to understand how the GPU works.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Hp pc. Spoilt motherboard or cpu?"

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Not really...

You should try a different motherboard (if you can borrow one) or a different CPU in the same motherboard (again, just borrow one) don't buy anything yet before you know what really needs replacement.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need advice"

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you want to overclock the CPU? If not, you're spending too much on the CPU, CPU cooler and motherboard.

If you do want to overclock, that CPU cooler is not the best. I'd go for an AIO liquid cooler with at least 2 fans (240 or 280 mm rated radiator).

I guess you've already got the GPU (hence no price).

I'd get faster RAM (e.g. 3200 MHz) for this build. Enabling XMP (Extreme Memory Profile) to allow that speed is just one switch in the BIOS.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Upgrade or Replace? Need some honest advice."

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd say, first run some diagnostics and find out why your game doesn't run well anymore (with a large word). It's probably CPU, but let's just make sure what it is first. Please, read this to understand why your game gets low FPS.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Max resolution of MSI - GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB GAMING Z Video Card"

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Could you please who me how resolution @ refresh rate is a parameter at any video card manufacturer's website?

I can write a program that displays a 7680 x 4320 resolution screen only once a second (1 FPS), or I can make the same screen render 1000 times a second (1000 FPS). The GPU does not limit how many times you can render an image in a given time (only the computation capacity and the computation efforts needed to render the scene -- but this is not a switch, it changes for every GPU/scene you want to render).

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Did anybody use Optane with regular HDD drive?"

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

It is supposed to dramatically increase the speed.

Only for frequently used files. No for everything.

I haven't used Optane myself.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Max resolution of MSI - GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB GAMING Z Video Card"

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Maximum supported resolution of a graphics card has nothing to do with your monitor's refresh rate.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "GPU doesn’t fit. Help!"

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Can you provide a picture, please?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "question.. what to do with recorded gameplay videos..."

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

He doesn't need to compress it (just be patient and have a good bandwidth).

Also, he asked for lossless compression. That's not likely there will be a 10% compression ("GBs to MBs") without losing quality.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "CPU liquid cooler suggestions"

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

You can look at EKWB's Custom Loop Configurator to get an idea what you'd need for a custom loop.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "is there really a difference between an i3 and an i5"

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

https://www.cpubenchmark.net/compare/Intel-i3-8350K-vs-Intel-i5-8400/3102vs3097

The single threaded rating is almost the same. This is due to being the same processor generation and having the same speed (Turbo for the i5-8400).

However, since the i5 has more cores, it performs better in multi-tasking environments.

On the other hand, the i3-8350k can be overclocked, so the single threaded performance can be increased.

Decide which one is more important for your workflow: more cores or faster cores (if the i3 is overclocked).

Comment reply on Forum Topic "question.. what to do with recorded gameplay videos..."

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

also i want to minimize the size of files from gb's to mb's, without losing quality.. but still keep the recorded videos for future editing.. what settings do i need to do?

MP4 is already compressed. You cannot apply any lossless compression on top of that to reduce the file size drastically.

As Ewhac already mentioned, YouTube will apply their own encoding, so you don't really need to do anything special.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "help finishing off build"

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

the msi z370 mother board.

There are plenty of those. Which one are you after?

what recommender powersupply

I'd go with at least 500 W and at least semi-modular for better cable management. Check out the ones that have high ratings.

[what] cooling system

You can go air cooling (heat sink & fan). You can go All In One (AIO) liquid cooler. Or you can build your own custom loop. It depends on what you want. What's your budget. Are you into looks, etc.

Will you overclock the CPU at all?

If you do overclock, you should have a decent airflow in your computer case too.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Ryzen 3 graphics for a TV"

  • 9 months ago
  • 3 points

I'm running my 4K TV with an Intel® HD Graphics 4600(i5-4460). It works fine.

So the Ryzen 3 2200G's Vega 8 graphics will be fine too (comparison)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "ITX office build."

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

That's a valid argument too. :) Unless it's really just for displaying the Windows UI. Then graphics are minimal really.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "ITX office build."

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

This way both of the RAM slots are populated. If they would need more RAM, they have to get rid of the old modules.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "ITX office build."

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Just the PC itself.

I thought that did not include the OS. Hopefully, it will be clarified. ;)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Rip My Build"

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Worked for about 5 minutes then borked.

What is "borked"? bork? I suppose you mean it broke.

How would I initiate contact with them? Just be like "Hey, your product is a piece of **** and please give me a new one or a different board?" in a nicer tone and attach all rma/correspondence emails?

Yes. In a definitely nicer tone. No one likes to deal with people who are aggressive. :) Provide the proof of purchase in your first e-mail to speed things up (either receipt number or other unique ID they provided).

Comment reply on Forum Topic "ITX office build."

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

What software is run on the PC?

If just MS Office and some web browsing, then it doesn't need much graphics capability.

Will there be much data store on the PC?

You can go with something like this:

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 3 2200G 3.5 GHz Quad-Core Processor $94.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Gigabyte - B450 I AORUS PRO WIFI Mini ITX AM4 Motherboard $119.99 @ Amazon
Memory *G.Skill - Aegis 8 GB (1 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $37.99 @ Newegg
Storage *Lexar - NS100 240 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $27.99 @ Adorama
Case NZXT - Manta Mini ITX Desktop Case $74.98 @ NZXT
Power Supply Corsair - CXM 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $57.98 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $413.82
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-04-29 23:24 EDT-0400

If needed, there's room in the budget for a GPU, more RAM, more storage or a stronger CPU (e.g. Ryzen 5 2400G)

However, just using MS Office and browsing the web, this should be fine.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Rip My Build"

  • 9 months ago
  • 3 points

So this is your build. Right? It's the motherboard that does not work if I get things right. Did it ever work or it arrived dead?

If the return period has expired, you cannot return the item and get your money back. Said, but that was part of the terms and conditions when purchased.

RMA. They may not cover your shipping expenses to them (usually they will ship it back to you on their own expenses though). Again, it's part of the terms and conditions (most people do not read).

Also, you may want to contact the retailer where you purchased the motherboard from and ask them for a replacement first.

Which motherboard next? I have had Asrock, MSI, Asus, Gigabyte but I never had any problems really. I guess you got unlucky. :( (I never had an EVGA motherboard, but they should be just as reliable as the other brands.)

Sure there are the budget motherboards and the premium ones, but regardless, neither of them should break in a few years.

So which board? Any really. It depends on what features you need.

I'd talk with the retailer first.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Superfetch"

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

I have to disagree on some points.

When I didn't have an SSD for Windows 10 and was running it from an HDD -- my girlfriend still has an HDD in her laptop, it just hogged the drive so much that after turning on the PC I was unable to do anything. After disabling it, it allowed me to use the PC. For my girlfriend (some cheap 5200 RPM rated HDD -- I assume) it wasn't rare that she had to wait half an hour until the PC became usable (especially after a Windows update, or if other application wanted to use the drive too). All of this after you logged in.

So I disabled Superfetch. The HDD wasn't hogged and the PC became usable. Maybe it get some slow-downs, but since I am a bloody gamer, I don't care about if an application would take a few seconds shorter to start as long as my PC doesn't take 10 minutes longer to became usable.

The solution is not to use Windows.

Or get an SSD so Superfetch can be done with whatever it's doing as soon as possible.

If you still have an HDD, I'd say disable Superfetch.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Help out a noob pls?"

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

The CPU cooler seems to be overpriced for me (it seems like it's out of stock). Look at similar coolers here.

You would be just as fine with 16 GB RAM.

You probably wouldn't need an optical drive, unless you want to watch movies/listen to music on CD/DVD. You can install Windows from a USB stick.

The motherboard has a pretty good sound chip. Unless you are an audiophile, there's not much point getting a sound card. (You can add one later if you really need it.)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Installing a new motherboard"

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

You are welcome.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Installing a new motherboard"

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd expect the OS to work fine on the new motherboard, but since it's a different make and different chipset, I'd reinstall the OS if you want to make sure there wouldn't be future driver issues.

You can give it a try and if it doesn't work, then you know for sure that you must reinstall the OS.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Installing a new motherboard"

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

If you replaced a motherboard with exactly the same motherboard (CPU remained the same), you must be fine.

If you replaced a motherboard with a different one but with the same chipset (CPU remained the same), you should be still fine.

If it's a totally new motherboard, not related to the previous one, even different CPU and everything different, the old Windows could work.

The recommended way is to reinstall Windows every time you change a major hardware component (motherboard, CPU). If you don't do that, it may still work, but you may have unnecessary drivers installed that could cause problems.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Streaming PC"

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

Why spend $130 on a video card that will be used for nothing really? A streaming PC doesn't need any graphics capabilities (apart from installing the OS -- the rest could be done from a remote desktop). The cheapest (preferably used) GPU would do just fine. It's not worth to spend more than a few dozens of bucks on a GPU for a streaming PC.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "My First Build - Critique"

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

That Windows 10 operating system for $9 must be an illegal copy. Seriously: $9 instead of $109 is an impossible deal. Do not buy, as you'll only support criminal activity.

The CPU is not bad, but for less than double the price you can get a Ryzen 5 1600 that has double the performance. Meaning, it has a better value (source).

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Cheap gaming rig that should last a while. Anything I should change (Some parts already purchased)?"

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

I wouldn't make statements like this.

It highly depends on the title the OP wants to run.

But yes, that CPU and GPU are not the best for any modern AAA (read: demanding) title.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Weird computer repair experiences"

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

apply irony

You cannot repair PCs. As a matter of fact, nothing is worth trying to repair.

Just throw them away and buy a new one.

That's what the media tells you.

They must be right.

Right?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Rewiring"

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

One tip: after you powered down the PC. Turn off the PSU, hell unplug the power cable from the wall socket or PSU. After this, hold down the power button for a few seconds to get rid of all the electric charge that remained in your PC. (You may notice some LEDs to flash up for a brief second when you do this. If you don't see any lights, fans not budge, then you're good.)

Have fun playing around with your hardware! :)

Comment reply on Herpestofthederp's Completed Build: Zoe

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, I don't remember about every detail of my older builds.

Hell, I am too lazy to post new builds I've done recently. lol

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Fake Watercooling Rig for Aesthetics?"

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah. A ball valve connector with a plug (just for safe measures) would be fine. But really, anything that works is good. You can DIY something for yourself.

I'm not that experienced with this, but I'm sure in a hardware store they can tell you all about what sort of sealing they have in store for tubes.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Fake Watercooling Rig for Aesthetics?"

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

You can just get a hose/tube and fill it with water and seal it tight. You don't really need a reservoir, unless you want it to be part of your (fake) water loop.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Pls Give your opinions and advise on a whole $5000 gaming pc build in Aus."

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

This is a beast of a PC.

If you don't want to overclock and want to save some money, you can get cheaper components (that do not support overclocking).

See how an i7-8700 does compared to an i9-9900K: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xHuWfKvXcjk

Then you can have a build, like this: PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i7-8700 3.2 GHz 6-Core Processor $458.33 @ Amazon Australia
CPU Cooler Deepcool - GAMMAXX 400 White 74.34 CFM CPU Cooler $58.62 @ Amazon Australia
Motherboard ASRock - B360 Pro4 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $129.00 @ Umart
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-2666 Memory $133.61 @ Amazon Australia
Storage *TCSunBow - X3 240 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $42.69 @ Amazon Australia
Storage *Silicon Power - A55 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive $155.36 @ Amazon Australia
Video Card *MSI - GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB VENTUS OC Video Card $1737.00 @ Skycomp Technology
Case Fractal Design - Meshify C White TG ATX Mid Tower Case $149.00 @ PLE Computers
Power Supply Corsair - RMx (2018) 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $153.00 @ Austin Computers
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $143.00 @ Shopping Express
Monitor AOC - AG271QG 27.0" 2560x1440 165 Hz Monitor $845.00 @ Shopping Express
Speakers Logitech - Z906 500 W 5.1ch Speakers $339.00 @ Umart
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $4343.61
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-04-18 16:31 AEST+1000

You've just saved about $600. It performs somewhat lower, but this should still get you into uber gaming. :)

If you need help, building the PC, I live in Sydney. ;)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is there a huge or noticeable difference between 60hz and 75hz?"

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the correction. That's what I meant. +1 XD

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Fake Watercooling Rig for Aesthetics?"

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

It should work just fine. I don't see how it could be a problem. :)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is there a huge or noticeable difference between 60hz and 75hz?"

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

The higher the refresh rate, the smoother the movements are (as long as your PC can provide you with stable frame rates).

Now, if your PC cannot provide you 75 FPS constantly in the games you want to play, there's much point getting a 75 Hz display over a 60 Hz display (do you get stable 60 FPS at least?)

After a while, you can't really see the difference between higher refresh rates. Some say you can feel it though (hence there are 240 Hz displays).

On the other hand, it also depends on what you want to do? If you want to work, 60 Hz is fine. (Hell, 30 Hz would be fine).

If you want to play game, most games are all right on 60 Hz. You would want more refresh rate in real-time quick changing games, such as first person shooters, especially if you're playing it competitively.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "i9-9900k not listed"

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Maybe the compatibility filter disabled it for you?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Pls Give your opinions and advise on a whole $5000 gaming pc build in Aus."

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you (ever) want to overclock?

Do you have any ideas about the size you want? (ATX / mATX / mITX)

Do you have any plans of resolution and refresh rates you want to play at? (Although I think $5000 can get you anything you want, really.)


A bit of a black and white theme here. Feel free to adjust the build to your liking.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i9-9900K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor $745.77 @ Amazon Australia
CPU Cooler Deepcool - CAPTAIN 240EX WHITE 153.04 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $174.99 @ Mighty Ape
Motherboard ASRock - Z390 Taichi ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $328.90 @ Newegg Australia
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $136.71 @ Amazon Australia
Storage *TCSunBow - X3 240 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $42.69 @ Amazon Australia
Storage *Silicon Power - A55 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive $155.36 @ Amazon Australia
Video Card *MSI - GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB VENTUS OC Video Card $1737.00 @ Skycomp Technology
Case Fractal Design - Meshify C White TG ATX Mid Tower Case $149.00 @ PLE Computers
Power Supply Corsair - RMx (2018) 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $153.00 @ Austin Computers
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $143.00 @ Shopping Express
Monitor AOC - AG271QG 27.0" 2560x1440 165 Hz Monitor $845.00 @ Shopping Express
Speakers Logitech - Z906 500 W 5.1ch Speakers $339.00 @ Umart
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $4950.42
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-04-18 11:39 AEST+1000
  • small SSD for OS only
  • large SSD for plenty of games and to access them quickly (reducing load times)

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