Sherdog PC Build/Buy Thread, v6: My Power Supply Burned Down My House

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  1. Thunderflash500

    Thunderflash500 Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card Yellow Card Banned

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    Is there a way to share the exact same screen on three different monitors. Not a copy of a screen three times, I want it to share the image across all three. So like if I watch a youtube video it stretches across all screens.
     
  2. Joe_Armstrong

    Joe_Armstrong Starfleet Belt

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    You should be able to 'extend desktop' I used it for work all the time.
    But a stretched YT vid will not look good because of the aspect ratio.
     
  3. Joe_Armstrong

    Joe_Armstrong Starfleet Belt

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    What do you guys know about the option in W10 to do a clean
    Windows install ? It sounds cool. You can remove the bloatware.
     
  4. jefferz

    jefferz Gold Belt Platinum Member

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    The version for China doesn't include any bloatware, but who knows what sort of tracking shit is added.
    Doing a "clean install" changes all your settings back to Microsoft spying on you. Candy Crush will keep trying to install on your computer, etc. You have to go back and change all your settings again.
    You can remove a lot of stuff via the Power Shell. You're still going to have things like Cortana no matter what, it's in the kernal.
    http://www.askvg.com/guide-how-to-remove-all-built-in-apps-in-windows-10/

    And on a side rant, I had Windows ask me if I wanted to install something outside of their App Store and it may be dangerous blah blah blah yesterday. WTF is this shit.
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  5. Joe_Armstrong

    Joe_Armstrong Starfleet Belt

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    Doesn't sound perfect.

    I'm looking at a PC and it has this below the DVD drive

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    I suspect it's a plug in for a 3.5 HDD
    It would be awesome if it would be that.
    Looking at retail PC's lately.
    This one comes with a GTX 1070 and 256 SSD
     
  6. jefferz

    jefferz Gold Belt Platinum Member

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    Good lord that case is ugly
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  7. Joe_Armstrong

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    This baby has a 7700K processor and appearantly also a HDD drive.
     
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  8. jefferz

    jefferz Gold Belt Platinum Member

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    It's still ugly.
    You can buy those 5.25in bay hot swap drive things for about $30.
     
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  9. KidBaize

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    Yeah that's a bit of a buttercase.
     
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  10. Joe_Armstrong

    Joe_Armstrong Starfleet Belt

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    I didn't know it existed. But I'm over it.

    The brand is Medion, and I read bad things about
    their customer service, plus they use non standard parts.

    The best GTX 1070 I could find today is 1816 ghz.
    I compared it to a RX580 and it was much slower.
     
  11. jefferz

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    They make all sorts of things for 5.25 bays. You can buy a drawer, cigarette lighter, or even a cassette deck
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    You can buy hot swapable external docks as well.
    You've already stated you have no interest in overclocking, so personally I would look more towards the noise level, temperature, and warranty length of the different offerings. The difference in speeds between the same models of cards is negligible.
    Another thing to consider is if you're into the RGB craze, pairing up the same brand motherboard and video card will allow you to put your RGB in sync as long as both support it.
     
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    I'm going with a Samsung M.2 SSD 250 GB.
    Didn't know what a M.2 SSD was till yesterday.
    But it sounds fast. Can hardly believe it contains 250 GB.

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  13. jefferz

    jefferz Gold Belt Platinum Member

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    There's a difference in speeds between an m.2 and an m.2 nvme drive also. The Samsung 960 evo you posted is an nvme drive.
    When going from an m.2 to a m.2 nvme drive youre not going to see the huge jump as you did going from spinning disks to ssd though.
     
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    love the specs, but




    the case...is ugly...
     
  15. jefferz

    jefferz Gold Belt Platinum Member

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    I'm sad to admit it, but ive had worse.
     
  16. Joe_Armstrong

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    Found a set of 2 8gb RAM with 3000 mhz.
    But you have to check some boxes in the bios to utilize the 3000 mhz.
    I do not want to screw around in the bios man.

    Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB - PC4-24000 - DIMM
     
  17. Madmick

    Madmick The Real Hexakaideca Cherokee Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    There is no reason to fear the BIOS.
     
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    jefferz Gold Belt Platinum Member

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    You just have to turn on XMP to get the higher speeds. The past couple of motherboards i've owned, XMP is on the first page of the bios.
    Turn it on with a left mouse click, hit f10, and press enter. It's literally that easy.
     
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    Are there any risks to turning on XMP? Why is it not enabled by default?
     
  20. JBSchroeds

    JBSchroeds The Lizard Knight

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    Hey guys, I could use some help. I haven't been paying attention to computer stuff for a few years now and suddenly find myself in the position where I need to upgrade. I've just started having a issues with my ~8 year old LGA1366 computer and I'm pretty sure that it's the MB going bad (specifically the south bridge: having issues with not wanting to boot the OS, hard drive connections dropping in/out, sound randomly going dead, and it keeps making the clicking sound for when a drive powers on).

    So I'm going to need a new CPU (+cooler), MB, memory, and might as well replace my PSU while I'm at it (wouldn't surprise me if I've got 20k+ hours on the current one). I'll be keeping my HDDs, SSDs, DVD drive, case, and 2x HD6950 graphics cards. I'm looking for something mid-range that I can use for some gaming and 3D modeling. After some digging around Tom's Hardware and Newegg I have priced out the following:
    -AMD RYZEN 5 1600X 6-Core 3.6 GHz [LINK]
    -MSI X370 KRAIT GAMING AM4 AMD X370 [LINK]
    -G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 3000 [LINK]
    -Cooler Master Hyper D92 - CPU Air Cooler [LINK]
    -CORSAIR CS-M Series CS650M 650W 80 PLUS GOLD [LINK]
    TOTAL: $646.45

    Does this look like good choices for components? Are there better options for this price range? Did I miss something important and it won't even work? Thanks for any help you guys can give me.
     
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