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  3. Hello all, Thanks in advance for any help. I'm looking to build a desktop workstation to run work simulations. It's CPU intensive, so I won't be needing anything more than onboard-quality video (also, using Linux instead of Windows, so no gaming). I'm interested in the AMD Ryzen 7 series because it gives great parallelization for a good price, but it doesn't appear to come with onboard video. Maybe that difference wipes out the price gains over i7? There are older discrete cards for under $100. Do these compare with Intel onboard speeds? If there is any advice about my build below, I'm happy to hear it! My budget is around $800 ideally, but can go to $1000 if needed. Right now the Ryzen 7 1700x is on sale at NewEgg for $190. I would also like 16GB RAM. Don't need Windows for this build, so I'll save a bit there. By current build plan is this, which prices out to about $730 +tax on NewEgg, but it's still missing the GPU: CPU AMD RYZEN 7 1700X Motherboard ASUS ROG STRIX B350-F Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 8GB Memory Kit Case Corsair Carbide Series Clear 400C Drive GIGABYTE UD Pro 2.5" 256GB Optical Drive Asus Black SATA 24X DVDRW E-Green No Logo Model PSU EVGA SuperNOVA 650 CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO - CPU Cooler with 120mm PWM Fan Thanks!
  4. sandpaper600

    Gaming Keyboard Pad

    So, I like using key/mouse for gaming, however I ABHOR using the "WASD" keys. As a result, I move the keyboard to my left and use the arrow keys and the associated keys surrounding them. Recently, there are games that use more keys than I can comfortably reach with this setup and I find that I still have to reach left to access the other keys on my keyboard. "So, what's the big deal?", I hear you ask. Just reach over and use the keys you need. Well, normally yeah no biggie, but I live in a motor-home and my computer table is only 24" square. Half of the keyboard hangs off into space while I am gaming. Inevitably, I need to hit a key on the left side of the keyboard and that usually causes the keyboard to upend! Oops So, long story longer....I see all these "gaming keyboards" made and they really are just standard keyboards but with different paint jobs and lights. "But this keyboard has the fastest clicking mechanical red switches!", you say. Big deal. Doesn't help me at all. What I'd really love is something like this: This isn't an actual thing. Obviously I just did a [email protected]$$ed job of copy and paste to create this. But, that not withstanding, this is the piece of hardware I dream of. the reason I'm here. Is there anyone out there who has the knowledge/desire to help me design/make something like this that would function as a game controller on a Windows PC? Obviously, the case wouldn't necessarily come out like this, probably more of a homemade plexi-sort-of-a-thing. I would also appreciate hearing if this would be impossible to implement, due to some Windows stumbling block or other insurmountable obstacle. Thanks for reading!
  5. Sounds like you may have a faulty motherboard. Does the fans even spin up for a split second? Or do you get any video on screen? Also try removing the memory and reinserting it in another slot.
  6. sam.chen

    upgrading ram

    Yes. This should work. However, I would first recommend opening the case and checking the slots on the motherboard first. If there's no slots on the motherboard left, you'll have to buy a 2x8GB kit for 16GB. If there's only one stick for 8GB right now, I'd recommend buying a second stick that's exactly the same if possible. Otherwise the stick you linked should work. If there's two 4GB sticks currently in there, I'd recommend buying two 4GB sticks as similar to what's already in the system to fill in the rest of the space. You'll want sticks that are as close to what's there as possible in order to match frequencies and timing to ensure best operation.
  7. Hello, this is my first time building a PC for myself and when I tried to boot it for the first time, no case fans were spinning and also the CPU fan was not spinning. I had taken each piece of the computer out and had tried to run a test with only the 24 pin, CPU pin, CPU, and CPU fan plugged but the CPU fan did not spin either. Upon further inspection, the red light indicating a problem with the CPU flashes red once and goes away. I have checked the CPU and CPU socket and have identified no bent pins and nothing in the socket of the CPU. Nothing seems to be damaged on the motherboard after inspecting it with other people. Any help is appreciated with this and thank you in advance. My specs for this computer are: Ryzen 5 1500X MSI B350 PC Mate Motherboard Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO Corsair - Vengence 1x8 GB Western Digital Blue 1TB Hard Drive Asus GTX 1060 3GB Apevia X-Mirage EVGA 450W 80+ Bronze
  8. dsal13

    upgrading ram

    so I bought this last year been trying to upgrade it last thing I want to upgrade is the ram stick from the 8gb to a 16gb will this ram stick work if not can u give me any suggestion that will fit and work on my pc
  9. looking to do my first build. will be using the pc for photo editing, video production and music production. I'll be using software like Lightroom, Photoshop, Premiere Pro, After Effects, Illustrator, Fruity Loops & Pro Tools. this will be my first build and I'm on a budget. Trying to stay under $800 (I'm sure I'm pushing my luck haha). Please let me know if I'm on the right track with my parts list for what I'm trying to build and for the budget that I have. MoBo - AMD Ryzen B350 DDR4 CPU - AMD Ryzen 5 1600 GPU - GTX 1050ti SSD - Samsung 970 500GB RAM - Ballistix Sport LT 2x8GB PSU - EVGA 600w bronze CASE - NZXT s340 Mid Tower Total Cost of Build pre tax & monitor and keyboard $960 which is a bit more than where I want to be, but I don't see any areas I can cut back on without impacting performance. Thanks in advance!
  10. EthanGreen64

    First Custom PC

    I want to get a good first gmaing computer however I am worried about compatibility and cpu bottlenecking and if it is actually good, any help or tips on the build is appreciated. I want top be able to play games such as: PUBG and Far Cry 5 at a solid 60fps and 1080p Also VR is something I would like to be able to do with this computer Overclocking is something I am sceptable about as I am new but hopefully something I can do to an extent. Again any tips at all would be nice. I would like to keep it as close too £1000 GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 SC GAMING ACX 3.0 Black Edition, 8GB GDDR5, LED, DX12 OSD Support (PXOC) 08G-P4-5173-KR CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 Power Supply: EVGA 600w1 80+ white RAM: Cosaire Vengeance LPX 16gb (2 8gb) DDR4 3000gz MotherBoard: Msi b350 Tomahawk Storage: WD Blue 1tb Kinston SSDNow 120gb 2.5inch Case: Game Max Falcon White OS: Windows 10Home/Pro Edition
  11. bisbirikos

    pc build advice

    hi :) both , 30% work and 70% gaming :)
  12. sam.chen

    pc build advice

    What are you planning to do with the PC? Is this going to be for work or gaming or both?
  13. bisbirikos

    pc build advice

    Hi i m planing to build a pc and i want a cheap choice for now and later to upgrade (maybe 1 or 2 years). so i want to ask you for a budget (for now) but upgradable ryzen .(500 euro) later i want to upgrade with ryzen 5 2600x or something newer untill then , and a rx 580 8gb. i have ssd and hdd and case (250 samsung/500 toshiba/fractal design c). i have a monitor for now(an old lg 1080p) but i must buy a new ,so if you have something in mind i ll appreciate.
  14. sam.chen

    Workstation build questions

    CPU - The CPU would not be upgrade-able to the latest generation once the socket changes. You'll need to buy the new platform which generally will include a motherboard. RAM shouldn't change but if DDR5 comes along before your next upgrade, then expect that you'll have to buy new RAM as well. MOBO - If you want to use ECC, you'll need to go with XEON for the Intel platform. There is onboard graphics, but yes since you're buying a graphics card, it wouldn't matter. Memory - Kingston, Corsair, Crucial, Samsung are all good memory makers. I'd stick with those. Bootdrive - You don't really need a datacenter drive. The Samsung 850 Pro will be fine. Samsung now has the 860 Pro. I'd buy that if there isn't much of a price difference. OS - Not really. I use linux for SSD testing, but I don't use it too much aside from that. What kind of work are you planning to do with your machine? Case - Should be fine. It can always be upgraded later anyway. GPU - Nvidia should be pretty good on Linux support. It is Linux though so you may have to put in some work to get it to work right.
  15. Hi! I'm newbie, so please bear with wordiness, and also please point out protocol errors or unclarities; I'll be happy to revise. Planning a Linux workstation (mostly single user with a few low-demand server apps), and found (kudos to author(s)!) "Best PC Workstation Builds of 2018". Not a gamer and like to minimize heat and noise, but I do moderate level scientific computing (R), database, and graphics( GIMP or Photoshop). The machine may also run a virtual machine host (e.g. VMWare) to host guest OS's such as Windows or 32-bit Linux. Data integrity is very important. Disk throughput is important The "Mid-Level" looked about right. I'd like to get 5 years , so something with reasonable upgrade potential would be good. Questions below are in context of that recipe. I'd much appreciate any comments. CPU. I looked at Ryzen, but feel, esp for Linux, it may be a bit soon. Thanks for comments on that. btw. I'm not too clear of the differences between members of the core-i7-7000 range. Linux manages multiprocessors well, I think. Based on what I have said, would the the CPU recommendation change? How far can the CPU be upgraded before the socket is changes? MOBO: Would like ECC memory option if possible, and also heard good things about Asus boards. Surprised that there are no onboard graphics. Is that a limitation of the Intel 77xx line? (but this is not a critical point; see GPU below). Memory: Was looking at Kingston. Any thoughts on that vs Crucial or Corsair? 16GB is plenty for now. Bootdrive: How does Kingston DC400 (~480GB) compare to the Samsung 850 Pro? Storage Drive: I already have several WD100 7200 rpm drives and am planning to use 4 in a 2TB software RAID 10 array OS: Linux. Does anyone test any designs with Linux? Case: I have a 10-year-old, quite large, Lian-Li aluminum case that I was planning to use. Fans might be small by modern standards. Any other negatives? GPU: Thank you for the intro to the PNY Quadro series. I think the P600 would easily meet my needs. Btw, there seems to be a P620 available. How is the company on timely Linux support? Apologies if I ran on! I'd much appreciate any comments, suggestions, or feedback, especially if there might be potential Linux problems. Thanks!
  16. sam.chen

    not sure about case and coolers

    That's a pretty powerful system, so you'll definitely need a good amount of cooling. That case looks fine. It's an ATX case and you have an ATX board. If you want to go even cheaper, there are other alternatives but I typically suggest going with a good case to start with as it's one of those components that you can take along with you for several upgrades.
  17. [PCPartPicker part list]( / [Price breakdown by merchant]( Type|Item|Price :----|:----|:---- **CPU** | [AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor]( | $155.97 @ Newegg **Motherboard** | [ASRock - AB350 Pro4 ATX AM4 Motherboard]( | $73.98 @ Newegg **Memory** | [Crucial - Ballistix Sport LT 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory]( | $82.88 @ Amazon **Storage** | [Kingston - A400 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive]( | $44.94 @ Newegg Marketplace **Video Card** | [Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1060 3GB 3GB Windforce OC Video Card]( | $279.00 @ Amazon **Case** | [Cooler Master - MasterBox Lite 5 ATX Mid Tower Case]( | $39.99 @ Newegg **Power Supply** | [SeaSonic - 520W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply]( | $34.99 @ Newegg | *Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts* | | Total (before mail-in rebates) | $781.75 | Mail-in rebates | -$70.00 | **Total** | **$711.75** | Generated by [PCPartPicker]( 2018-03-31 04:14 EDT-0400 | [PCPartPicker part list]( / [Price breakdown by merchant]( VS Type|Item|Price :----|:----|:---- **CPU** | [Intel - Core i3-8350K 4GHz Quad-Core Processor]( | $164.89 @ OutletPC **CPU Cooler** | [Cooler Master - Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler]( | $19.99 @ Newegg **Motherboard** | [MSI - Z370-A PRO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard]( | $105.39 @ OutletPC **Memory** | [Crucial - Ballistix Sport LT 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory]( | $82.88 @ Amazon **Storage** | [Kingston - A400 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive]( | $44.94 @ Newegg Marketplace **Video Card** | [Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1060 3GB 3GB Windforce OC Video Card]( | $279.00 @ Amazon **Case** | [Cooler Master - MasterBox Lite 5 ATX Mid Tower Case]( | $39.99 @ Newegg **Power Supply** | [SeaSonic - 520W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply]( | $34.99 @ Newegg | *Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts* | | Total (before mail-in rebates) | $822.07 | Mail-in rebates | -$50.00 | **Total** | **$772.07** | Generated by [PCPartPicker]( 2018-03-31 04:14 EDT-0400 | I just got into gaming and hope to get a good pc decent enough to play in full hd resolution if possible in 2K resolution. I'm not going to play VR but i wanted to know is the parts i pick are compatible and is really good. If you got a better part for me to pick please feel free to list it. By the way i'm indonesian.
  18. hey everyone, im building my first computer and have spend quite some time figuring out the best build for my needs. however! I ordered everything now except the case as I all of a sudden was in doubt which one would be compatible with my fans and maybe someone could give me advice if I even have enough to keep it cool in there? this is how it looks now : processor: AMD Ryzen threadripper 1950x cpu cooler: Noctua NH-U14S TR4-SP3 mainbord: MSI X399 SLI plus ram: 4x crucial memoery DIMM 8GB, DDR4-2666 grafikcard: Geforce GTX 1080 amp ssd: Crucial MX300 1TB case cooler: 2x Noctua NF-A15 PWM power suply: Corsair HX-Series HX750 80PLUS Platinum operating system: Windows 10 regarding the case i dont care that much and would actually prefer to just buy a cheap whatever. someone recommended me Anidees Al-Crystal lite black, i think its too expensive but it has quite a lot of fans so maybe i need that?
  19. Check your power connectors to ensure the drive isn't losing power somehow. Also check the SATA cable to ensure it's not loose. If the drive is still disappearing, it may be the drive is dying. Does this happen in another computer or a hard drive dock?
  20. sam.chen

    Problem with the bios utility (Asus)

    What happens when you hit F10? Do you go into Windows? I'd hit F7 and go into the options. You may have the boot menu setup in a way that it boots into the BIOS rather than the Windows bootloader.
  21. Dr.Mustafa

    Problem with the bios utility (Asus)

    This my laptop model: Asus Zenbook flip UX360UAK
  22. Hi This my first topic here, pls help me with my problem. i bought my laptop one year ago, and before 2 months starts the problem with bios i was doing the usual work on my laptop and suddenly it’s the laptop start rebooting and enter the bios utility by itself !! And i can’t get access to my windows even if i keep rebooting the device it’s still returning to the bios window!! so i kept searching in the internet until I found how to update the bios, so I updated already and everything comes back to normal but now!! The same problem happened again the device stuck in the bios window and i can’t go to my windows!! and i’m already in the latest version in the bios. i don’t know what to do actually ? Thank you and I appreciate your help
  23. Hey guys, I am new to the forum. I have an issue where my PC is not seeing my hard drive. It sees my WD solid state drive fine. But I also have a 2 TB toshiba drive it does not see. I have gone into disk management and actually formatted it before, but it usually goes away in a very short time. I have done this 3 or 4 times. Is there a reason for this? Does anyone know if this is fixable? Thanks is advance.
  24. It looks like it should be enough although honestly I'm not very familiar with Wirecast. That said, I've used OBS and it should be similar. On Wirecast's website, it seems like your system should be fine. Depending on your budget, it may be worthwhile to upgrade to a workstation grade graphics card though as Wirecast supports NVENC and I'm not sure if Wirecast will work with non-workstation cards. As for latency, it shouldn't be an issue, but since it's quite a few streams of live video, it may be worthwhile to go with an Intel system that doesn't have the possibility of latency issues at all. That said, video feeds going from cameras into cables then into your system will easily crack 100ms of latency at its worst, so I doubt a little bit of interdie latency should be something to be worried about.
  25. sam.chen

    Workstation Recommendation

    For an application like that, you don't really need a whole lot. The entry level workstation would be a good choice. Feel free to upgrade to a Samsung 860 EVO if you'd like. If the budget allows for it, you can go with an 8th Gen Intel Core system, but honestly a quad core will be more than enough. ASUS motherboards are solid. Haven't had much issues with them. MSI and Gigabyte are good alternatives if you don't like ASUS. Kingston or Crucial are both great picks for memory. I like Corsair personally as well, but with the reputable brands the memory will all be solid. To drive the 3-4x monitors, you can get a lower end workstation graphics card like the Nvidia Quadro P600.
  26. First off, cool site I have gone thru the threads but have a different type of rig question. I would like to build a pc for my father who works at home trading stocks. Many custom pc sites are overkill for his specific use so will attempt to build it myself unless there is another recommendation. Requirements: SSD Primary (Samsung 860 EVO 250gb)? 2x 1-2 Tb with Raid 1 (All documents/file storage mirroring) Support for 3-4x monitors (no need for 4K res) Personally buy Intel i5/i7 but would consider AMD considering business application Also have 2 pc's with ASUS MB, tho they seem to get bad rap, and either Kingston or Crucial for Mem I'm looking for quality so he doesn't run into any problems with sub-par components long term however doesn't need to be overkill either. If I can keep it around $1K that would be great but would go over if needed. Monitors are not included in this price just the tower itself. Thank you for your help.
  27. Hello: We are looking to upgrade our video hardware at our church and are evaluating our options. Instead of dealing with a hardware switcher, we are looking to utilize a software switcher like Wirecast to capture, record, display, and stream our program. These are the builds I am looking at: The bottom line is this. Is this enough? We want to ingest 6 camera feeds and 2 graphic feeds. The feed is then processed by Wirecast and output through the GPU or Blackmagic decklink recorder to our projector PC to be displayed on our IMAG. Should I be concerned out latency greater than 100ms? Any input would be appreciated, especially if you are familiar with dealing with multiple capture sources in Wirecast. This PC may also be used for post and photoshop as well.
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