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    • Hey Rom, The build looks good to me. I think you could however save some money by downgrading to a much smaller power supply. If you plan on making huge upgrades, a 650w PSU would do. Otherwise, even a 550w would be fine in this instance. The GTX 1050 Ti is very power efficient. Also, if the price is similar, I'd go with the Samsung 850 EVO. Samsung's 3D TLC NAND is far better than WD/SanDisk's. 
    • Hi,
      This is my first forum topic, so please help me out here. I do a lot of graphics work, Adobe Suite, Coral, etc. I also do video editing. This is the pc parts that I have come up with, please advice/recommend any changes, ideas - Thanks in advance:

      Intel Core i7 8700
      ASUS ROG Strix Z370-H LGA1151 Gaming Motherboard
      Corsair Vengeance RGB 2666Mhz 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 RGB RAM
      Western Digital WD Blue 500GB 3D NAND SSD
      NZXT Source 340 Black/Red USB3.0 Mid-Tower Case
      Corsair RM750x 750W Modular 80+ Gold Power Supply
      LG BluRay Burner Black (OEM) - BH16NS55
      Intel BXTS13X Liquid Cooled Thermal Solution
      ASUS ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1050 Ti OC Edition Gaming Graphics Card
      Apacer Internal Card Reader 1 USB3.0 Port Black
      PC Assembly Labour

      Total $2152 Aud

      Thank you Guys
    • You mean the BIOS splash screen? That can be changed, but it largely depends on if your motherboard maker lets you do it. I know some Intel, ASUS, Gigabyte etc. motherboards that let you do it and they usually let you upload that through the BIOS or a windows utility. If your motherboard maker doesn't build this functionality, it needs to be modified through the motherboard firmware file. I think that will be a lot more difficult and you could potentially brick your system by doing it.
    • I have always loved to customize everything I own, and my PC is no exception with a boat load of customizations including, *wallpapers *icons *GUI-themes *cursurs *custom sounds *logon screens *boot screens *custom start menus *rainmeter *Stardock(object dock, desk scapes, fences, window fx, ect.) Yes I am a Custom-JUNKIE, and as far as I can see the only thing left to customize is my "post" screen. I was unable to find anything to help me do so on google, So I came here to ask the comunity... Can it be done? I would like to customize my post screen(before bootscreen) with custom text in a custom colour,and if possible change\remove the "american megatrends" logo in the top right corner.   Is this even possible\legal   thanks in advance.
    • Well, here's a couple sample builds. What you'll be looking for is either the high end or extreme build depending on how much upgradeability you want later down the road. As for your current components, unfortunately everything is a bit too old to use. Maybe you can use the power supply, but 500w is cutting it close for a high end build with a GTX 1080. I'd recommend at least going 550w or 650w.   For the GTX 1080, my picks are the EVGA iCX followed by the MSI Armor. These tend to be the best value. The iCX I like a lot since they recently had that huge issue with the old ACX coolers where the VRMs were melting down so they had to upgrade the cooling significantly. The MSIs are excellent as well. Good pricing and I've had great reliability with those. The ASUS STRIX GTX 1080 is also great as well. Not on your list though so I'm not quite sure if it'll be available where you shop. 
    • The pc will have a 1080 (our local store has nice discounts on few of them, they basically cost the same as 1070..) and I need help with the rest. For the processor, I would be more inclined towards intel, but I heard good things about Ryzen as well. This is my old pc, if any parts are usable for the new build, then I wouldn't mind (but it might be better to keep the old one functional so I can maybe give it to someone): ASUS M5A97 R2.0 - AMD 970 AMD Vishera FX-6300 Seasonic SS-500ET-F3 500W, OEM Kingston HyperX PnP 8GB (2x4GB) 1600 DDR3 GELID Solution Tranquillo - revision 2 CoolerMaster Force 500 I don't really care about the cost as long as it's reasonable (basically a pc that works with 1080). I will be probably using an ultrawide 1440p, high refresh rate. If you have any recommendations for that, then that would be welcome as well :). Also an advice on which 1080 to pick would be nice, these are my options (they are pretty much the same price):  EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 FTW2 GAMING iCX, 8GB GDDR5X MSI GeForce GTX 1080 ARMOR 8G OC, 8GB DDR5X Zotac GeForce GTX 1080 AMP Edition, 8GB GDDR5X GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1080 Xtreme Gaming Premium Pack 8G, 8GB GDDR5X  PALiT GeForce GTX 1080 GameRock Premium Edition, 8GB GDDR5X
    • I can't see what you have on there. It's behind a login screen. Please paste the components you're planning to use or provide a different link. 
    • It'll depend on the motherboard, but generally consumer boards won't support Xeon processors. You can check the CPU compatibility on ASUS's website.