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  3. 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.
  4. 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 Rom
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Need help building pc around 1080

    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.
  8. 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
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  10. 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.
  11. Need feedback on my build which I hope to get! Just read the description for all info! Thanks!
  12. Thanks so much for your detailed suggestion Sam...! Just another quick one, if I were to use Xeon E3 processors instead, would the Asus Z270 motherboards work just as well? Cheers!
  13. Hey Brian, For the motherboard, you have quite a few choices in the Z270 lineup depending on how you plan to spec out the system later on. Personally I like the ASUS Z270-A as a general purpose motherboard. It's stable, has a lot of expansion and storage options. If you plan on having a lot of graphics cards down the line, the ASUS Z270 WS is probably the board you want although that one is a bit on the expensive side. As for overclocking, if you're willing to put in the time to figure out how to overclock properly, even a mild overclock will provide a decent performance gain depending on how far you push the CPU. You will need a cooler as the i7 7700K is usually processor only and doesn't include one in the box. Good options are Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO and the Corsair H100i v2. Which one you want will depend on how far you want to overclock the CPU. With what you have listed, 350w should be ok, but 430w and 450w PSUs are relatively cheap so I'd go with that option. The EVGA 450 B1 is a great option and it's relatively cheap. Sound card, I'd try the onboard sound first. Otherwise, I like the Sound Blaster ZxR for an internal option. Also, since you say data analysis/machine learning, are you using any GPU processing at all for these tasks (OpenCL, Nvidia CUDA)? If so, you may want to invest in a more beefy graphics card than the cheapest thing you can find to power two monitors. If that's the case, integrated graphics from the CPU will do that just fine.
  14. Hello world! I've decided to invest and build a workstation for my research in data analysis/machine learning, as I figured this will save me lotta time to work on more important problems... and I'm in reaaaal need of advice as I'm a first time builder! I have some brief requirements in mind: - 16GB ram, with potential to extend to 32GB (for data processing) - i7 7700(K) (not sure whether to go overclock) - cheap 2GB graphics, to run my dual monitors in FHD res; no gaming - sound card for me as an audiophile - 250GB SSD and 2TB HDD - BUDGET: GBP900 Things I'm not certain are which motherboard to choose (considering all the complex combinations of PCIe you could get) and whether overclocking brings much value. Would I also need separate cooling unit, and to what extent its capability should be? I assume a 350W Power Supply Unit would do me? So much thanks in advance for the help!!
  15. Best Gaming PC around INR 120000

    Where do you usually get your computer hardware? I'm not quite sure what INR 120000 translates to in terms of what components you can get.
  16. I'm looking to build a gaming PC (overclockable specs) with the compatibility to edit HQ 720p and/or 1080p videos and streaming live GamePlay on Twitch and youtube. All suggestions are welcome. Thanks!
  17. How do I disable Flash from Chrome Plugins?

    It got disabled since Flash was the last plugin after they deprecated NPAPI. Plus Chrome has extensions which does essentially the same thing. Now it's under chrome://settings/content. You can also find it by going to settings and searching.
  18. Hey I'm trying to follow this guide to disable Flash and disable other plugins I have, but it doesn't work. When I type in chrome://plugins I get a site cannot be reached invalid URL. Is there a setting I need to change to get to chrome://plugins?
  19. Hard drive issue

    Do you own an external USB dock? The easiest way is just to boot off HDD 2 which works then open up HDD 1 by connecting it to the dock. Hope that helps.
  20. Hard drive issue

    Hello, I had a hard drive that had win 7 on it and boot Rom want bad it wouldn't let me repair it so I had another hard drive to run win 7 but every time I have my first hard drive connected it keeps messing up. Won't read any drives but when I just have hdd 2 connected win 7 runs fine. I have lots of pictures that I need off hdd 1 any ideas. Please help.
  21. Does UPS deliver on Saturday?

    Well, according to this.... Yes.
  22. facebook com log in

    You need to contact Facebook or try the forgot your account tool.
  23. Does UPS deliver on Saturday?

    Recently ordered a bunch of parts for a friend's new build and chose the 3 day shipping option which is going to be UPS. I know FedEx will sometimes deliver on Saturday. Anyone know does UPS deliver on Saturday?
  24. facebook com log in

    help i can't log in to!! how to login?
  25. Actually did an article on this a while back. Give it a shot. If it's a no go, we can figure out other methods. You most likely connected your router under the another one which caused the one you're trying to connect to to select a new IP address. Not sure if I included that in the guide, but you can just access the old router to check that information.
  26. Looking for Specs

    Hmm... I think for reference you can check out our suggestions for gaming PC builds. The high end build would actually suit your needs quite well and be right below budget.
  27. Looking for Specs

    Ideally under 2000
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