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  3. I recently finished building my PC, but when I turn it on, it doesn't connect to the monitor and all the lights on the inside and outside of my case starting flashing white. However, all the pieces on the inside, such as fans, stay on while this happens. Does anyone have any idea what could possibly be happening?
  4. Hello this is my first PC build (under a $1000) and I would like your opinion and advice, and anything that can help.
  5. Hey I’m super new to pc building (like completely new) and I’m wondering what parts I should get to make a powerful but cost-effective build. Sorry if I’m super incompetent about this stuff it’s just all so new to me.
  6. Hey all, pardon if this is an easy one, but I’ve both googled and looked at as many videos as I could and I still seem to be missing something. I’ve replaced my graphics card, but ever since I have, my computer monitors won’t receive any signal. My computer will turn on, the fans will go, but absolutely no go on connecting with the monitors (can turn on and say ‘No signal,’ but that’s it), despite being properly connected by hdmi and the usual (as far as I know). I’ve tried moving the card to another PCI-e port in my motherboard, but still no changes. Here are my specs, if helpful. My computer is about 6-7 years old at this point, and I’ve never updated its main components until this card: New graphics card: Sapphire Radeon Nitro+ RX 580, GDDR5 Past graphics card: Radeon HD 7950, 3GB DDR5 @ 384 bits motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LK power supply: 850watt Raidmax AE, 80+ Gold Certified operating System: Windows 10 All help and suggestions is appreciated. Thanks very much, all! 🙂
  7. I am looking to put an LCD monitor in my drive bay of my custom PC. I would greatly appreciate any sort of suggestions or pointers in the right direction.
  8. My new PC build, please review and advise comments. PC Build 2019
  9. The link isn't working. What's your budget for the upgrades?
  10. Hey i am a competitive fortnite player who is looking for a pc with the best possible performance but still in a reasonable price range. I don't care about the looks. I am going to record ALL my gameplay, so the pc has to be able to perform while recording and it has to be able to store my vods. I am also playing on the lowest possible settings while playing stretched to get the best performance. I have already made a custom pc build and i would like your opinion on wether i should change up some parts or not. Monitor: Custom build:
  11. Thank you for the answer Update : After looking a little bit everywhere and asked everywhere, i'll most likely build this.
  12. That motherboard will support up to an Intel Core i9-9900K. However, it would be recommended to upgrade other components so that you have a balanced system. For example, I'd recommend upgrading to an SSD first. Then depending on the application, either RAM or the graphics card before upgrading the CPU.
  13. Hello everyone! I want to build a computer with a ~1200€ budget, which I will mainly use for (in this order) playing, recording, streaming, running virtual machines,video editing projects and a little bit of VR. Note that I don't need my video editing to be any quick to render. I asked a good friend to build me something and she came up with the following build : - i5 9600k - Asus ROG STRIX Z370-F gaming - RTX 2060 ROG STRIX A6G - Seasonic FOCUS Plus 750 Gold For the ram/case i'll find them myself and I already got my old computer's storages The build looks good but you know I prefer to have has many people to advice me as possible + i'm clearly not up to date with the RTX, I really didn't followed the news so I have very little clue for that. I'm sorry about the poor english it is not my native language. I tried my best. Thank you very much.
  14. What’s the max processor I could upgrade to without changing any other parts i3-8100 Msi-Z370-A Pro Gskill Ripjaws V 8G 3200 WD Blue 1TB Zotac GTX 1060 6G EVGA 500W
  15. These cards are fine, though you may want to consider the new RTX 2060 which will come out sometime tomorrow for $350 and is faster than a 1070, roughly as fast as a 1070TI with all the new ray tracing functionality (though its the weakest ray tracing GPU in their lineup) to pay the same price you may as well grab the newest tech right? Also triple fan coolers aren't super necessary for any of those cards, it's nice but all of the cards you mentioned run quite cool. If I were you I would take a serious look at the AMD Ryzen 7 2700 or the AMD Ryzen 2600. I'm actually writing a piece on those, they're pretty speedy in gaming (a few percent slower than current i7's with top end GPUs and usually dead even performance in modern games with the GPU class you're looking at running at 1080p or 1440p) Ryzen 2600: $165 Ryzen 2700X: $308 In Rome 2 you should see a huge performance jump with either of these CPUs, the Intel CPU may be better but those motherboards (Z170/Z270 and Z370) have no upgrade path and are dead. The current AMD motherboards have support for at least 2 new CPU cycles, so if you plan on upgrading you can save some money and not buy a new motherboard and RAM. The Ryzen 2600 is a 6 core 12 thread CPU and the Ryzen 2700X is a 8 core 16 thread CPU, while the 7700K is a 4 core 8 thread CPU and finally the 8700K is a 6 core 12 threaded CPU for roughly the same price. The Intel CPUs are faster when overclocked but you would need a nicer motherboard, cooling and the time to push the OC out. as for the question about GHz that is the clock speed of the CPU, the AMD CPUs have lower clock speed which does mean they're a bit slower, this is evened out by the higher core count though. If you plan on keeping this system for a long time, I would get the Ryzen CPUs, you'll get more life out of them. Side note for CPUs DO NOT BUY 100/200 Series Motherboards and buy a i7 8000 Series CPU they are uncompatable 300 series for 8000 and up 100 and 200 series for 6000 and 7000 series CPUs As for the RAM I would get the G-Skill Kit, dont get 3 sticks of memory because that makes the ram run in single channel instead of dual (Half the speed roughly) Also DDR3 only works in older motherboards everything thats been released since 2015 or so is DDR4. IT IS INCOMPATABLE! I personally would get the Samsung Evo 860 500GB, 500GB drives are faster if all else is the same due to how the technology works in SSDs, they're cheap enough I would pick one of those up. Also 1TB HDDs are around the same price as 2TB HDDs, I would consider picking one of those up. If you do plan on buying an AMD Ryzen CPU I would pick up this motherboard. Honestly though any B450 or X470 motherboard would do. The motherboard above is the MSI B450 Tomahawk which I've recommended often for gaming builds. For the PSU question, honestly I don't know how you got the 800W number, the 650W Sentry PSU should hold up, though PSUs generally last for 6-10 years after that they sort of go bad. If you want to pick up a new one (I would) Pick up this the Coolermaster one linked here Its $70 and should last a while. If the PSU is only a few years old, then I would keep using it. If you do decide to build the system with our recommendations I would ask you use our amazon links.
  16. Hi guys! So i´m changing my pc (my current one is too old (from 2013) and with its 4gb ram, i3 3320, and r7 260x i cant do much) i want it to use mainly photoshop (i know it sounds stupid but trust me, with my current pc even that is an achievement) i want it to run fine without lag and all that. I´m a casual gamer not a pro one, and i am willing to play approximately 2-3 hours per day in the week, and 5-8 hours per day in the weekends. I play mostly strategy games, i´m not desperate to play the latest games with super graphics you know….with rome 2 total war running well i´m fine. That being said, i was wondering if you could help me, or at least advice me on pc stuff, because it´s been a while since i don´t do this. So i will start putting on the components i was thinking, because i have done some research and found some good prices, especially in and in amazon. Also, i have a Budget of 1100-1200 dollars. GPU: i´m aiming for an Nvidia Ge Force GTX 1070, not Ti, just 1070. Until now, the ones that i found affordable and good at the same time are this two: 1: 2: Both have 3 coolers. So with the GPU i think i´m the most decided, comparing with the other PC parts. i just want one of that two. CPU: For the CPU i was going for an Intel I7 7th/8th generation (i would like to have 9th generation but you know, money). Now, i don´t know if it was my impression but i saw 7th generation prices very similar to the 8th generation ones, so i picked just two i7-8700 and one i7 7700 but that doesn´t mean i´m between those, i´m open to any offer. 1: 2: 3: Now, i don´t know anything about GHz, Turbo frecuency (i think that it is something like an overclock (?)), and Cores at all, i just see a higher number and tend to think it´s better but if you can help with that it would be good. RAM: With ram i first wanted 12gb ram because i said, well it´s in the middle you know, between 8gb (that i consider to be enough but in a couple of years maybe not) and 16gb (that i thought it would be too much for my actual needs) but after thinking it for a while and seeing that most of the motherboards have dual socket, i now consider 16gb (2x8gb) to be better than 12gb(3x4gb). So i searched for 16gb of ram, 2x8gb actually, and i found a lot of offers but the problem is that i don´t know any RAM memory company. The only thing i know is that a friend of mine told me that 3000MHz DDR4 is better than DDR3, so i just picked the ones that said that. I picked a lot of RAM memories because there are a lot with the same prices. 1: 2: 3: 4: I can continue with the list because there where too many, so i´m not considering any of these to be the definitive one, if you know about something good just say it. SSD DISK : So i was planning to do a hybrid storage, with an internal 500gb SSD (in wich i would install Windows OS, Photoshop, a couple of useful programs, and maybe some Photoshop files) and a normal 1tb Hard Drive (in wich i would put normal files, like the rest of the programs, games, files like music… know the rest). I don´t have any problems with the HD, i´ll just go and buy it, but the thing is the SSD. It´s my first time buying one so i don´t know much about it, i don´t know which companies are the best. And i don´t even know if buying a 500gb instead of a 250gb would worth it, because like i said i don´t plan to fill it that much, just the OS, Photoshop and maybe a couple of things more. Anyway, i picked the next ones: 1: 2: 3: 4: 5: 6: MOTHERBOARD : Well i consider this to be the hardest one, because i don´t have any idea of motherboards, about which one is good or which one is bad. I also don´t have much idea about which motherboard is compatible with the stuff i listed before. For that reason i couldn´t search that much. I was going for the z270 because my friend has it, and he has a very similar setup, but i found that it´s not compatible with 8th or 9th generation Intel processors, so i looked for the z390 and that´s all. I don´t want a fancy motherboard, i don´t care about it´s decoration or light effects or anything, i just want it to be functional and affordable, something like between 150 - 230 dollars because my Budget would be running low at this point. ____________________________________________________________________________________ Okay, so until here i would use my Budget (1100-1200 dollars), with the GPU, CPU, RAM, SSD Disk, and Motherboard. But i want to ask you one more thing: POWER SUPPLY: So i have a problem with this because i was going to use my current Sentey Essential EPP650 – PS of 650 Watts of power with the new PC. But today i entered to to know if it would be enough to run all the things i listed above, and the result said that i need 850w to run this PC. So that means that i have to expend more money on a new power supply. I wanted you guys to tell me if this is accurate, if i really need to change it, and in that case what power supplies you recommend. ___________________________________________________________________________________ I know that what i ask is a lot, really, but it would very helpful to me since i really need a new PC, anyway i hope that some PC or Tech fanatics answer my call. Thanks!!!
  17. I am fairly new to PC building, I have made one before but just followed somebody else's list of parts. My previous build was gaming oriented but now I need a PC for 3D modelling and rendering. From some research I believe that rendering is heavily CPU based especially with the Corona Renderer and on the other hand, real time rendering is GPU based and modelling large dense scenes with materials requires a lot of RAM. I mostly need fast "non-realtime" renders so I have put most of my budget on my CPU and RAM. Right now my parts add up to roughly £850. I am willing to go up to £1,000 so please can you first let me know if all my parts are compatible and work well with each other. And two, what other parts should I add or change to improve my build. I also have 3 other questions; One, does the Intel Core i7-8700K Coffee Lake 6-Core 3.7 GHz come with a cooling fan? If not which one would you suggest I get. Two, what are the main differences (pros and cons) between Micro ATX motherboards and normal sized ATX boards? Three, should I get an extra SSD to put my OS and main files or is not worth it in terms of performance speed once in the software (3Ds Max)? I genuinely appreciate you taking your time to read this, and helping me with superior knowledge 😛 If you have any NewEgg affiliate codes I will gladly use them - its the least I can do 🙂 Again thank you so much and I am looking forward to your response! PS. I don’t need any peripherals or OS, and it would be ideal if any of your suggestions where on NewEgg. My Current Parts: MicroATX Mini Tower Computer Case - Seagate BarraCuda ST1000DM010 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache - Rosewill RD400S, 80 PLUS Certified 400 W Power Supply - G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 32GB (2 x 16GB) - Intel Z390 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Core i7-8700K Coffee Lake 6-Core 3.7 GHz -
  18. Hey guys, i built my first PC about 5 years ago and I feel it is nearing the end of its life. My question is if I should either buy all new components and start from scratch, or if I should just upgrade what I have. My only concern is if, for example, my 5 year-old motherboard would damage any new components I put in, or if any other old components will damage the new ones. This might be unreasonable to think but I'm really not sure. Thanks!
  19. yes but you can change motherboard to ASRock B450M Pro 4 it is better and the case i suggest Corsair Carbide 100R or 200R
  20. why you need two PSU ! YOU CAN REPLACE Motherboard WITH MSI x470 Gaming Plus
  21. (300-400 euro budget without Graphics Card)
  22. Anyone have any advice? Im a total noob when it comes to PCs and i dont want to buy the wrong setup or waste money on unneeded hardware.
  23. Hi guys, new here. I am about to order a custom PC. I wont be building it myself just to make that clear. Looking for helpful insight and guidance as im a massive PC noob despite playing them for last 2 decades. Ive never really bought anything remotely high end and i have no idea how to build them. That being said ive spent lots of time recently trying to absorb as much info as i could. Ive ended up with this selection of parts based on around 200 google searches lmao. From what ive managed to grasp i feel pretty confident that this setup is pretty good without breaking my bank too much, im already over budget a little. In the future id like to upgrade of course, at least the GPU but thats way down the line. For the foreseeable future this PC will be a huge step up in performance for me. Here is my current selection of parts. Ryzen 5 PC AMD Ryzen 5 2600X 3.6GHz Hexa Core (Socket AM4) G.Skill Trident Z RGB 16GB (2x 8GB) 3200MHz DDR4 MSI B450 TOMAHAWK AMD Socket AM4 Motherboard Seagate BarraCuda 2TB SATA III 3.5" Hard Drive MSI GeForce GTX 1070 Ti GAMING 8GB Graphics Card Fractal Design Meshify C Mid Tower Case - Black EVGA SuperNOVA 650 G1+ 650W Modular 80+ Gold PSU Microsoft Windows 10 Home - 64-Bit DVD (OEM) 3 Year Collect & Return warranty Crucial MX500 500GB 2.5" SATA III SSD No Thanks - I do not need WiFi 2x Arctic F12 PWM 120mm Case Fan Are there certain components i could probably replace for something in a similar price range? I have stretched my budget already to improve the SSD a litte, the motherboard and the RAM as i believe it is compatible with Ryzen systems? Hopefully someone can advise me on this as the cost was considerable. I kind of got the impression that i would be fine with something like Corsair Vengeance 3200MHz as i have no intention of Overclocking or anything beyond maybe the basics preset stuff. Im very apprehensive to hit the buy button at the moment as i dont want to regret choosing certain components or make a mistake. However i have spent a while deliberating and im fairly confident this is a good setup at a fair price. Its around £1300 atm iirc. Please help me decide, i cant wait to get to playing but i do not want regrets
  24. One of the devices that are really necessary, which will be able to give a lot more emotions and impressions from the process of the game - are headphones for gamers. The beginner player may be shocked by the variety of designs, form factors, brands, price segments on the market of modern headphones. Therefore, today we want to answer frequently asked questions from users about the choice of headphones for games. All materials presented in the article are purely subjective opinion, which can significantly differ from yours, because, as they say, tastes do not argue. It’s impossible to understand what kind of headphones are right for you, unless you yourself listen to at least a couple of representatives of each type. What you can do in the audio supermarkets at the preliminary audition. Scientists have long proved that all people have completely different perceptions of sounds and tonalities. However, we will try to give you the most general and understandable arguments in favor of or against making certain purchases, and also not biasedly evaluate their characteristics. So let's get started! Main selection criteria: Price Construction and form factor Specifications Microphone (example Price from $ 60 - the key to buying decent headphones I want to immediately warn you that you should not save on gaming headphones. It will cost you more, because after a month cheap headphones will fail and you will have to buy new ones. Not to mention the emotions that you will get in them during the game process. The ears get tired, the design does not adjust, the sound can be noisy, terrible detailing - all this will give you $ 50-150 saved on the device. For a start, you will be able to meet the budget of 4-5 thousand rubles, if you fold gaming headphones more expensive class of 10 or more thousand rubles. Overpaying for 3 thousand more than for any market "sANheizer", you get a pleasant quality of materials, a much richer sound and optimal assembly of headphones, which does not creak at every touch. At the same time, the money invested in more expensive headphones will eventually pay for itself, because some manufacturers give a warranty of 36 months for their products. But even if you use expensive gaming headphones for a year, it will be, on average, 6 times more than you can use cheaper headphones from Chinese brands and semi-base fakes. Construction and form factor Here comes the most crucial moment - the choice of headphones from a variety of form factors present in the modern world. If you do not go into details, the main struggle for gamers turned between headphones, droplets (vacuum) and full-size (monitor) headphones. Well, we advise you to choose the monitor headphones. After all, sometimes the process of the game is delayed for several hours and only correctly selected full-size headphones will be able to give you a comfortable, uninterrupted game from which your ears will not tire. It is worth noting that among these headphones you can find very uncomfortable options. Choose headphones with a double headband design: a metal guide and a soft lining under the head. Such a construction in the state will provide you with both a tight fit of the cups of the device, and sufficient comfort from their use. Also pay attention to the type of ear cushions, those that have the function of memory (foam ear cushions) and are made of breathable material as an advantage, because thanks to them, with long-term listening, you will not heat your ears. This can significantly increase the time of a comfortable game. Specifications From the headphones you must demand satisfaction. You will have to look for a model with the characteristics you need. However, after spending quite a bit of time, you will get much more from the game. So, you should pay attention to: The presence of surround sound technology in headphones. It is desirable that this was an imitation of 7.1. Thanks to this quality, playing action-packed action games where you need to fight opponents (like CS: GO), you will have an advantage over him, because you can hear his steps long before he gets to you from the rear; The sound quality is directly dependent on the impedance of the output earphone. Therefore, if you want to find headphones that will not have noise and distortion, choose those that have this indicator at a level of at least 32 Ohms, and preferably even higher; On gaming headphones, there must be a long connecting cable, ranging from 2 meters long. It’s good if it is removable, so you can adjust the length necessary for you from time to time, and even after such a cable breaks you don’t have to carry headphones into the service, it will be enough just to change it. As for the headphones, made by wireless technology, it is better to refuse them. They have a low autonomy of work, the sound quality is usually much lower than that of wired counterparts; Choose headphones with a USB connection type, as headphones using a standard 3.5mm jack, very often either have distortion themselves, or the microphone that comes with them comes bundled, extremely poor-quality sound; Headphone control should be on the cable. The buttons and sliders located on the headphone case itself take up very much of your time when setting up the game itself; In headphones, emphasis should be placed on low frequencies. So how exactly are they responsible for the richness of the sounds that your headphones reproduce. It is necessary to find a device with a sensitivity of at least 105 dB. You will also receive a nice bonus in the form of pleasant listening to music, if you are a fan of the ultra-modern directions of creativity; When choosing headphones, give preference to those that have a metal structure, although they are a bit heavier than their colleagues, however, they will serve you for a much larger number of years. The material of the housing finish is not fundamental, but judging by it, it is possible to distinguish better products. However, the decoration is not always worth hoping for. Therefore, never buy your favorite headphones without first listening! These are key criteria that will help you choose really high-quality gaming headphones. At the same time, users often make a mistake, first choosing a device over the frequency range, however, this is not a key factor for this kind of headphones. Microphone It is also worth paying attention to this element of the headset, because your time in online games depends on it. Choose active noise-canceling headphones with high sensitivity, so your companions can even hear your whisper. Total Listening to the rules outlined in this article, you can pick up high-quality gaming headphones, from which you can actually get both aesthetic and physical pleasure. However, we want to once again focus your attention on the fact that each person has individual hearing, and what the audiophile will like, which picks up a wider frequency range, can proportionally annoy a person with average perception of sound frequencies. Therefore, do not buy headphones without listening, based on some reviews from the Internet, and you will get what you were looking for!
  25. Hey guys i just whipped up the custom build on pccasegear and im not sure if im making the best choice. I mean i like the look of it but dont know if i going overboard with stuff. If you peeps could have a look and tell me what you think that would be awesome thanks! Also sorry for the pic i just screenshotted on phone. (I play league of legends, black ops 4, pubg, and csgo for reference)
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