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Comment reply on Forum Topic "1 Tb of data enough?"

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Dota 2 probably won't use that much data save for client updates; regarding YouTube do you watch the 4k @ 60 or 1080p? Not that either would cause a problem for sure but of everything you list, if you do watch YouTube (or will) at 4k, it might be worth more investigation on that topic specifically.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "powerline adapter drops internet frequently"

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

I can't help with the powerline adaptors but you might consider using wireless via 5 GHz. This might not be possible for you but I've found very significant success with wireless on my desktop even while gaming.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What 1070 to buy?"

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Not that this is a simple question but for what it's worth my preference is EVGA... but even in that there are like 4 to select from...

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Laptop vs desktop for college?"

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

The former part of that is up to you; regarding the Chromebook I'd say it depends on your major. I can't imagine, for example, that a Chromebook would work for a CompSci degree. Or rather, it'd be inconvenient.

On the other hand, for a business or medical/bio degree, this would probably be perfect fine -- better even.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Laptop vs desktop for college?"

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't know about the desktop but I can't imagine attending college (or beyond) without a laptop... And an all-in-one type laptop (except maybe the razerblade* and the like) would be too heavy for day to day classes...

Just remember that any laptop can become a desk-based workstation with a couple of USB cords and a monitor plugged in.

What's your major?

*Exceeds your stated price range.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Extra Thermal Paste?"

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

No, you should not do that. What you may have seen is some folks do not like the pre-applied paste and they remove it (perhaps off camera) and then use a specific type they like.

Do note that too much thermal paste can squeeze out on the MB and you don't want that.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "OVERCLOCKING I5 6600K CPU! PLEASE HELP"

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

So you're solved? This is what I was going to suggest...

Comment reply on Forum Topic "External Hard Drive - Dissasembly"

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the insight.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "4k Editing, gaming, compiling and work. Opinions?"

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

I personally wouldn't recommend an AMD build for someone who

has no budget and is asking for a top of the line

But this is a matter of opinion. Regardless, I stand by my suggestion given the criteria in the original question.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "4k Editing, gaming, compiling and work. Opinions?"

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Only thought is it seems like you can use one of the extreme intel processors given what you state. The 6-core/12-thread or the like: http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/products/processors/core/i7-processor-extreme-edition.html (Of course, if you do the motherboard would need to be changed as I understand)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "PSU which way"

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Either way works, technically. Fan down is more common, I'd expect

Comment reply on Forum Topic "external macro dock thingy pad"

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry, hadn't seen that.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "I7-6700k"

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd expect not; I run 1070 without bottlenecking. As been mentioned though it depends on things but I imagine this configuration is pretty common.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "FX 8300 in 2017"

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

I won't dock points (emoticorpse), but no -- as someone who had an FX build and replaced it, I couldn't in good conscience, recommend you use that processor today. Go with an i3 or the Pentium if needed. On the other hand, Used and cheap? Sure. But not new. There are better options for the money.

If you want AMD then use Athlon* or (better) a Ryzen 5 chip if you can fit it in your budget.

*I go back-n-forth on this. So, probably don't do this.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "external macro dock thingy pad"

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

This might be it. I can't check the contents of the video at the moment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Arn8ExQ2Gjg

Comment reply on Forum Topic "external macro dock thingy pad"

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

A long time ago, a program was demo'd on Linus tech tips (youtube) that I guess premiere users tend to use.

I can't find the video right now but look on their channel*. They connected two keyboards to one computer and they used specific software to set one keyboard to be a macro/shortcuts keyboard and the other to be a standard keyboard.

*I'd suggest you search for terms "Keyboard" and "premiere" and go from there. I recall one of their editors was involved in the video production.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "How to obtain newer open GL"

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

OpenGL is usually distributed on a per application basis (as opposed to Direct X which is installed). The notable exception is if you are a developer and you want the revised obj and header files. But I get the impression that is not what you are asking about.

Why is this a concern or question on your end?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Discord"

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

If it's an SSD then that aspect if my suggestion isn't relevant. That was for an HDD.

Anyway, to delete the program go to where it exists on the drive and delete the folder.

If you don't know where it is, right click on the shortcut and select properties and it should show the path in one of the boxes -- usually "Target" on the Shortcut tab.

Depending on OS version, there can be an "Open File Location" button which will take you right to the file...

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Discord"

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd suspect something is corrupt - probably from the download. In that case, given you've tried the uninstaller, I'd manually delete the app. In safe mode, if needed.

Also, scan the hard drive for errors just in case. (I suppose I should ask: Is this a harddrive or a Solid State)?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Response Time vs Hz"

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

100hz at 4ms would be better. That said, for your reference a "good" gaming monitors have a 1ms response time... In fact, I thought* that my non-gaming monitor (which I use for gaming) has a 1 ms response time....

*I'd have to check but probably won't cause I don't care that much. :-)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Discord"

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Does it appear in the task list in any capacity? Either as a foreground app or a background app?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is my router a "bottleneck?""

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Are you talking about the wireless speed or the wired speed? And are you factoring in the internet speed or just raw network (LAN) throughput?

Let me break it down like this (and I'm not an expert but have done a fair bit of research on this topic).

If you are factoring internet speed, it's extremely unlikely that your internet is faster than the router can transfer wired. If you are running a speed test (speedtest.net or whatever) then you are mostly measuring your internet speed and router is not a factor. That said, you can test it by removing the router and connecting a computer directly to the modem and running a test. Usually, 1 test with and without the router is a good non-scientific test.

Now, if you are concerned about your wireless speed on the internet, then the connection to your router can be a factor.

You can test the wireless speed by transferring a file via a network share to a computer wired to the router. Wireless to Wried computer. This is not the best test, technically, but it'll give you a high-level idea of your speed. If it's faster than your internet speed, then again, connection to the router is not a factor. If it's slow, try to make your connection better.

Finally, if you are talking about just LAN speed (wireless to wireless or wired to wired or some combinations), then yes, your router could be a bottleneck but again, I'd expect it'd be your wireless connection quality that you are actually referring to.

I guess, give me more details and I'll better tailor an answer to your situation. This has gotten too broad to probably be helpful.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Fast Help!!!Pleasee!!?"

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

It's a 4 pin splitter. That should be a good one.

Note that if you need fans, you might consider picking up Noctua which actually comes with a splitter. I'm using my noctua splitters on non-noctua fans.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Discord"

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

When you try to open it, what happens?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds - Thoughts? Dive in to?"

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Cool, yes.

Another thought is the world is a bit too static; this could be to limit distractions but the player models move so well, it's like the player models and the world are from different games that were combined together. I'm hoping that this will be improved a bit.

This is small, but I also wish when a player died, their model stayed on the ground. Not to be morbid but for realism and it tells a "virtual story". It's silly when they turn into crates.

I did not know more maps were coming. That is good to hear.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds - Thoughts? Dive in to?"

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

For anyone interested, I bought it this morning. Played two rounds:

Draw:

  • It's tense and you've always gotta be on your toes and on the move.
  • Shooting mechanics are spot on. Very good balance of game and realism.
  • Very focused gameplay mechanics. Not feature/mode bloated which makes it focused.

Footnotes

  • It runs well enough on overpowered hardware but for the hardware I'm throwing at it, it should run at a higher framerate. Dev's say they are addressing this and given the updates thus far I think they'll get it done.
  • 3rd person, frankly, kinda sucks because it ruins some tactical aspects of the game. They are slated to add a 1st person though

Comment reply on Forum Topic "FX 8320 vs Ryzen 1700, is the upgrade worth it?"

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Depends on your use case; but I'd upgrade....

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Best Fans for a case? PWM 140mm"

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Standard. The brown one folks don't like the color of. I took it from this one to be exact:

http://noctua.at/en/nf-a14-pwm

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Best Fans for a case? PWM 140mm"

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Not to my knowledge but it's been a while since I researched them. Industrial doesn't mean loud for sure...

Per the specs, yes it's a little louder.

  • Industrial: Acoustical Noise 31,5 dB(A)
  • Std: Acoustical Noise 24,6 dB(A)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "I need help ASAP! - Internet working on chrome but not battlenet or steam!"

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Consider contacting your provider and getting a new cable/DSL modem. It might be bad or out of date. I know over the years I've had to periodically get new routers from my provider because as they got older it seemed to burn out -- regardless, I'd get the situation you are describing (but not nearly as bad). The problem is you may need to pay or sign a new contract. I don't know how it works in the UK so be careful and know what you are agreeing to before you accept something.

But yeah, a new modem might help the issue.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "whats the difference between the new ram coming out for RYZEN and current DDR4 ram. especially since the new ram comming out?"

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

This all seems like a serious engineering flaw with Ryzen.... Am I missing something?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Best Fans for a case? PWM 140mm"

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

They also have the Redux line but I'm not familiar with it at all. Might be worth a look / investigation http://noctua.at/en/products/product-line-redux

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Best Fans for a case? PWM 140mm"

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

I like Noctua. I know a lot of folks don't like the colors. I do. They stand out. But, regardless the reason I'm making the suggestion is they do make a black variant. It's under their industrial line.

http://noctua.at/en/products/product-line-industrial/nf-a14-industrialppc-2000-pwm

Of course, they cost more.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What antivirus do you recommend?"

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

This echoes my sentiment. I haven't ran an Antivirus for I don't know how long (~10 years) and have never had a virus. That said, I do scan with TrendMicro Hosue call and defender on occasion but that is perhaps every quarter or 6 months and is a precaution. But it's also how i know I've never had anything.

I'd says Microsoft has done a better job with this type of problem lately too.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "PC BUILD ASSEMBLY - NOOB"

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Just take your time and be patient. No need to rush; it's not a race.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Hlep"

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

If your power supply is modular, they have replacements sets. That depends on the exact power supply you have then. https://cablemod.com/product-category/basic-cable-kits/

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Hlep"

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Cable Mod sells sleeved extensions and I found this is the most straightforward, cheap way to get a specific color pattern. I've linked the black red option.

Full List and options

Comment reply on Forum Topic "AIO PUMP or CPU_FAN ?"

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

I see the problem.

So you are plugging in the Fans to the Kraken header. My corsair h100i v2 has that as well. I skip that and instead plug the radiator fans into the CPU_FAN header (on the motherboard)

This is the 'art' part I referred to. So, you have some options. You have three principle options. the first one is the one I suggest most.

  1. Plug the Kraken in as directed/currently do; plug the fans (both) on the Kraken into CPU_FAN and CPU_OPT.
  2. Plug the Kraken in as direct, plug 1 fan on the Kraken into CPU_FAN and the other fan into the Kraken.
  3. Plug the Kraken into CPU_FAN (Instead of the PUMP header) and plug the fans into the Kraken
  4. Plug the Kraken in as directed and plug both fans into the Kraken (you'd have to disable that warning prev. mentioned and I still don't recommend that).

I hope this is clear and straightforward enough.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "AIO PUMP or CPU_FAN ?"

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

I suppose it might be helpful to understand the reasoning behind some of this.

Each header can run the fans at different speeds. Different readings are used to determine different fan speeds for each component. The FAN_CPU and CPU_OPT, is intended to cool the CPU. So, if the CPU is hot (presumably due to high load), those headers will turn up the fan speed.

The CHA_FAN headers are tied to different readings and generally do not increase the speed with just a CPU load/temp increase. (Truthfully, I don't exactly know what causes the case fans to increase speed but regardless, those are increased indpendent of the CPU load.

Plug in the wrong fan to the wrong header, the system won't break per se. It just won't run as well as it could.

But for sure, the CPU fan should be plugged into the CPU_FAN header. That is, of all of them, the one to be sure of.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "high H100i V2 GTX temps...until i pinch off tube?"

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Then it might have to do with getting the liquid flowing but if it wasn't, I'd think the CPU would overheat at some point.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "AIO PUMP or CPU_FAN ?"

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

The fan intended to cool the CPU. So, if you have an AIO, the fans on the radiator go to CPU_FAN and, secondarily, CPU_OPT; the pump for the AIO can be plugged in to CPU_OPT which is how I have mine configured.

If you have an air cooler, the fan on the CPU heatsink.

Case fans usually plug in headers labeled CHA_FAN, CHA_FAN1, etc. where CHA means chassis. The manual should reasonably clearly on where the different headers are but they are usually spread out on the motherboard whereas the CPU fan headers are near the CPU socket.

should I plug top and rear fans into those?

Just to be clear, no -- not unless those are on the radiator somehow; it sounds like those should plug into CHA_FAN

Comment reply on Forum Topic "high H100i V2 GTX temps...until i pinch off tube?"

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Given this, my guess is this: you're obviously slowing the flow of the coolant. That gives it more time in the radiator which brings the temperatures of the coolant down more and that in turn allows the coolant to collect more heat off of the CPU. I suspect this effect wouldn't be sustained or otherwise, it'll burn out the pump.

Although, I have to point out that 13c is below 55.4f. I doubt your home is that cold and so, you may be getting bad readings from the hardware. The temp can not drop below surrounding air temperatures It's impossible.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Which wireless network card should I get?"

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

I have this one and am quite impressed with it.

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/8VMFf7/asus-wireless-network-card-pceac68

Very stable, strong connection. I mainly use 5 GHz on it.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What should I put on an SSD?"

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

I have 2 SSD and 3 HDDs (and a NAS).

SSD:

  1. OS and General Programs (Some games too but limited)
  2. "FastSteam" - Steam games I play frequently or desire quick load times

HDD:

  1. SlowSteam - Games that don't require fast loading times (Civ, for example) or archived games
  2. Video Recordings or Processing: I don't do this as much but I cut youtube videos for a while.
  3. Data: Compressed hard drive to store things like VMs and GitHub data. Professionally, I'm a software engineer

Comment reply on Forum Topic "high H100i V2 GTX temps...until i pinch off tube?"

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd guess your correlation is incorrect. It's possible that it's not pinching the tube off but rather opening the case which give the cooler more air and thus lower temperatures. I noticed about a 5 - 7c drop when I added more case fans (h100i v2) alone.

So, simplify your tests and control your variables a bit better. Use a clamp to pinch the tube with the case closed (be careful -- if you over clamp you could damage the pump or overheat the processor); A better option is to leave the case (without pinching) open while you idle and game and check the temps.

Also, keep in mind that liquid coolers have a "normalization" period. The coolant needs to get to its real temperature which is going to be higher than room temp and this tends to raise the average "idle" temp. I think Linus (tech tips) gives it 15 minutes or so? I can't recall for sure.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "How long does windows memory diagnostic take?"

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

Depends on the amount of RAM and, indeed, the speed. Obviously, this is a very RAM intense task.

Baseline, plan at least an hour or 8GBs. 2 for double that. And if you do extended tests, it can take up to 2-3 for 8 GBs. CPU speed also matter as I recall.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Looking for information on CPUs"

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Looking to get some information on any better CPUs to run with this motherboard

Nothing you can switch to given you want to keep the motherboard. If you'd be willing to change at least the CPU and motherboard, you might go with a DDR3 compatible Intel setup.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "AIO PUMP or CPU_FAN ?"

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

This is a bit art, a bit science and a bit preference IMO.

Should I change to the AIO_PUMP connector

I would. And, then yes, I'd plug my fan(s) into the CPU_FAN header.

which fan should I plug into the CPU_FAN

I used a splitter and plugged both fans into CPU Header. Although I believe my MB happen to have CPU_FAN and CPU_FAN2. Meh. Bottomline, I suggest you use a splitter if you don't have two CPU_FAN headers.

if I don't plug the right one I will get a message error before starting windows saying " CPU Fan Speed Error".

It shouldn't matter. As long as one is plugged in. It's a safety catch to ensure there is a CPU heatsink and fan installed. Technically, you can turn that warning off (usually) via the BIOS if you dare. I wouldn't recommend it.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "When should I replace my laptop?"

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 agree

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Two questions"

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

RGB lights, should I buy the NZXT HUE+?

If I needed to buy some, I'd buy cable mods RGB lights but I have no experience here. I'm mainly answering your third question.

I would like to know if they will really cool my PC more. If yes, how many should I buy?

Probably no. It'll increase airflow which might help reduce temps more when things are really hot but overall, one mainly uses high-quality fans for quieter operation. Longer life. Perhaps less turbulence which has to do with volume. I really don't think it'll have a measurable impact on thermals.... Unless you go from like one stock case fan to 3 Noctua case fans. But 1:1 and I doubt it'll make a difference.

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