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  1. Glad it worked out man!
  2. Advice on a new Intel PC build

    Sure thing. With the processor, the i7-7820X was just the best Intel processor that still fit the budget. One step up is the i9-7900X. Significantly more expensive, but 2 more cores. The ASUS PRIME X299 DELUXE mostly because the Thunderbolt which I think is going to be one of those interfaces that's going to be around for a while and will be adopted by next generation external drives, monitors and such. It has USB 3.1 Gen 2, Type-A and Type-C ports, and lots of storage options. Other than that just a solid board all around with lots of upgrade opportunity in case you decide to drop a Quadro or Vega FE GPU in there down the road. Since you requested sound, the board also has a pretty good onboard sound setup. Realtek S1220A chipset, japanese caps, shielding, amp, de-pop circuit, power regulator, etc. Case.... well check the review. Memory you could probably choose something else. Corsair is rock solid stable so I like them but so is Kingston, Samsung, Crucial.
  3. Advice on a new Intel PC build

    Limitations I'd say would be hard to say since tech changes so fast. If you're planning to keep the system for 6-7 years, lots of things will change for sure. I'd say the one I could predict now would just be the socket. Intel likes to change things up every year or two with a new socket and your upgrade path will definitely be limited once that happens. With this CPU definitely you want a quad channel memory setup, so 4 DIMMS of DDR4. For a video editing rig, I'd say 32GB (4x8GB) to 64GB (4x16GB). Corsair, Kingston, Crucial, Samsung, G.Skill are all good. Otherwise you'll also need a cooler since Intel's high end stuff doesn't come with one. I'm a fan of the Corsair H100i v2, especially with that 760T, but a lot of options work especially if you're not going to be overclocking.
  4. Advice on a new Intel PC build

    AMD Ryzen is also a very good setup, which will cost you far less than an Intel system at the moment. However, AMD Ryzen is still a very new platform and is undergoing some growing pains as the engineers are still figuring out how it actually works. AMD has done a very good job so far at fixing any bugs that have popped up, but it's still not as mature as Intel. If you're OK with possible bugginess and following up on updates, AMD Ryzen will be an excellent choice that will give you the same performance as Intel at 2/3 the price. If you go Intel, at this point I don't recommend the 6th gen i7-6850K, but rather the 7th gen i7-7800X or i7-7820X.
  5. Advice on a new Intel PC build

    1. Looking at your budget, probably the Intel Core i7-7820X. It's an 8-core/16-thread CPU. 2. Motherboard, you could get the ASUS Prime X299 Deluxe. It has Thunderbolt 3, integrated Wi-Fi and an upgraded sound setup which is nice. Also support for lots of storage including M.2. If you don't really care about Thunderbolt, the MSI PRO X299 is nice as well and a lot cheaper but less I/O options. 3. I'm a bit biased on this one to the Phanteks Enthoo Luxe Tempered. I've reviewed this one personally and it's excellent. Beautiful case. 4. For memory I like the Corsair Vengeance LED. You could probably go with a 64GB kit. For video editing, especially 4K having a lot of memory will help a lot. 5. Also a fast storage subsystem. What kind of SSD are you rocking?
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  7. Safe to Delete Windows10Upgrade Folder?

    Oh that's just from the Windows 10 Upgrade Assistant. You can uninstall that from the Windows Add/Remove Programs. Just find the Windows 10 Upgrade Assistant, click on it then click the uninstall button.
  8. Computer Doesn't Turn on When Pressing Power Button

    Agreed with ftw. It's probably a dead PSU. If you left it plugged in, it could've been a surge or it just died on its own. Those Dell PSUs, especially the older units were notoriously bad for being super cheap.
  9. ARRIS SB6183 vs SB6190 vs SB8200

    I think it depends on what tier of internet you're planning to purchase. If you have Gigabit in your area, then you may want to go with the ARRIS SB8200. If you only have a maximum of 300MBPS, you can opt for the SB6183. I don't think there's any reason to purchase the SB6190 or the SB6141 at the moment.
  10. Why is my computer running slow?

    Well that's a loaded question. First thing I'd suggest is to download Malwarebytes. There may be a chance you've been infected with something and it's causing the slowdown. If that's not the case, have you tried doing a clean install of Windows? Generally, if you just upgrade Windows, it leaves behind a lot of junk that will slow down your computer. The easy way to do this right now is back up everything on your PC and go to Start --> Search for "Reset this PC". Then follow the process to do this. This will completely reset your system and it should speed things up by a lot. If it doesn't help, you may want to look into upgrading your PC. Something like a SSD if you haven't installed one already will give you a good boost of performance.
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    Samsung NVMe Driver for the Samsung 960 PRO, 960 EVO, and 950 PRO NVMe SSDs. Author: Samsung Author Website: Link
  14. All three drives are comparable in terms of performance and you won't see much difference. The WD Black does have a longer 5 year warranty vs the WD Blue and Seagate Barracuda which has a 2 year. If you want to go the Seagate route and want the longer warranty, Seagate offers the Seagate Barracuda Pro which has the 5 year warranty. Given where the SSD industry is headed over the next couple years, I'd personally just pick based on the price. In five years, SSDs will reach price parity with HDDs or better.
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