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Comment reply on Hameck's Completed Build: College Living - The Art of Cheap

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Heard of that. I think I looked it up once. The problem is that I live in a nowhere college town out in the boonies. From what I've learned, Facebook marketplace is king here.

Comment reply on Hameck's Completed Build: College Living - The Art of Cheap

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

My belief is that it's more about the risk. If these were shadier people, there's a good chance that I would have been ripped off. I can guarantee that my next build will be all new parts, because this one about gave me a heart attack!

Comment reply on wkddmswh's Completed Build: RGB MASTERRACE

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

The build name brought me here. I have yet to be disappointed!

Comment reply on ComputerVortex's Completed Build: First Budget Build

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

The way the lights shine through the front make it look like a hunter-killer drone!!!

Comment reply on Hameck's Completed Build: For a Friend - Tale of the $50 Build

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

well... that explains why the board wouldn't detect the CPU fan.... XP

Comment reply on Hameck's Completed Build: For a Friend - Tale of the $50 Build

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Kind of. two horizontal pins on the front I/O on the board, 3rd from the top for the power button. it worked for me, but I could never get the other stuff like pwr led and hdd led to work.

Comment reply on Hameck's Completed Build: Red Thunder - An Epic PC Revived!

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Came with the processor...

Comment reply on Hameck's Completed Build: Red Thunder - An Epic PC Revived!

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

I love it so far. typing and gaming on it is great. Friend of mine has a Razer Blackwidow Chroma, I still prefer this. Brightness is great, and there isn't any bleed from the lights so only the letters are lit. my only beefs with the combo are that the keyboard and mouse cycle through colors in different orders so they never match up when you set them to cycle mode. Also, the mouse tends to attract oil. i'm sold on the price though!

Comment reply on Hameck's Completed Build: Red Thunder - An Epic PC Revived!

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't have anything against Cyberpower (that's a lie), not doing enough research is what got me into every mess in this story. Buying from system builders is more for people who aren't passionate about computers. I'd rather build because I like it (and I'm a geek).

Comment reply on Hameck's Completed Build: Red Thunder - An Epic PC Revived!

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

It was supposed to be a new unit from Cyberpower. But, there's a rumor that Cyberpower uses refurbished parts, so I don't really know.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Motherboard won't post!!!"

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I was right, CPU was dead as well as one of my RAM sticks. Thanks for your input friend!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Motherboard won't post!!!"

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Unfortunately none of my friends are on LGA 1150. If I want to test parts, I'd have to buy them. I'm guessing that it might be the CPU, although you'd think the motherboard would tell you if the processor was bad.

Comment reply on fn230's Completed Build: Rochelle

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

I have a bunch of old Dell systems lying around myself. +1 for teaching an old dog new tricks!

Comment reply on Hameck's Completed Build: For a Friend - Tale of the $50 Build

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, LoL, Diablo III, and Skyrim.

Comment reply on Hameck's Completed Build: For a Friend - Tale of the $50 Build

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

I wish! The GTX 285 was just what was available... :(

Comment reply on Hameck's Completed Build: For a Friend - Tale of the $50 Build

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

I was considering that the rest, except for the PSU, was pretty much free.

Comment reply on Hameck's Completed Build: For a Friend - Tale of the $50 Build

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Unfortunately he's never had a PC like this, so not much in the way of steam games. He's freeloading off my account for now.

Comment reply on Hameck's Completed Build: For a Friend - Tale of the $50 Build

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Diablo III, League of Legends, Skyrim etc...

Comment reply on Hameck's Completed Build: For a Friend - Tale of the $50 Build

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Actually do have it plugged in to the right header. but it still does it. id try a different fan, but the cpu fan plug is so damn short, can't plug it in anywhere else.

Comment reply on Hameck's Completed Build: For a Friend - Tale of the $50 Build

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

Very

Comment reply on Hameck's Completed Build: For a Friend - Tale of the $50 Build

  • 44 months ago
  • 3 points

I like how you think!

Comment reply on Hameck's Completed Build: For a Friend - Tale of the $50 Build

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Windows 10 update killed my OC!!!"

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Windows does that a lot. If you deny an update, Windows tends to install it anyway right in the middle of you using the PC just to spite you.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Windows 10 update killed my OC!!!"

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

You are one lucky Lucy!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Windows 10 update killed my OC!!!"

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

I actually don't know what would happen yet. This system is at my house. Currently, I'm chugging away in a dorm room with my Ashes to Ashes build, http://pcpartpicker.com/b/N3Pscf, and I won't have access to my main rig until spring break.

Comment reply on Hameck's Completed Build: Ashes to Ashes 2.0

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

I've heard a lot of great things about the G3258

Comment reply on Jaysap_Of_Alderaan's Completed Build: FN-2187

  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

looks like I found a traitor!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Wifi Drivers Not Installed??"

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

I would assume so. Windows Embedded 8.1 is still just 8.1 with some different default apps.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Upgrading on an old Asus board"

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Not really. The newer (I guess) Phenom II x4 955s are revised from their early launch counterparts, and are not supported by my board's PCB revision. That's why the CPU support list has 2 entries for the 955, one for the early chips, and one for the later, revised chips. This isn't my main PC, so I'd rather not hunt down an early launch 955.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Wifi Drivers Not Installed??"

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

I've run the Embedded 8.1, and discovered that it's very picky about admin control. I had to run just about everything as administrator for anything to run properly, even if the program already runs as admin in the first place.

in a nutshell, try right-clicking and running the driver install as administrator.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Upgrading on an old Asus board"

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Nvm, I figured that the Phenom ii has a slightly updated chip that needs the 1.01 PCB to work. I had to pull the side off my case to find out that my board is, indeed, the 1.0 PCB. since all of the Athlon ii x4 640 chips work on my PCB version, I'm going to go with that one. I've already prepared by updating my BIOS to the latest version.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Upgrading on an old Asus board"

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

I know, just checked my BIOS version.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "PC not turning off-sometimes"

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

It's possible that something in your case is shorting your power pins. look for any type of electrical conductor that is touching the board near the front I/O pins.

Your power button might also be faulty, and is shorting the power pins on it's own. you could try pulling the power button connectors, then see if it turns on again.

If that turns up zilch, then I have no idea. I've never seen this problem before.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "having trouble with my first build"

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

As far as my knowledge goes, shorting the described pins just clears the CMOS ROM, it won't turn the pc on. You need to short the power + and - pins, probably labeled PWR+ and PWR-, or something to that effect.

Since the CPU power header is only 4-pin, you don't need the other 4-pin.

If it still doesn't turn on, then go ahead and build it to a point where it would POST under normal conditions, and you can use your cases power button.

If it still doesn't work, then either the board or the PSU are dead.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Brand new build - BSOD after BIOS screen"

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

You've tried reinstalling yes?

so, I actually looked it up, and That error means that the system tried to access an invalid memory address, so it could be DOA RAM since that's what caused the crash. But, while less likely, it's also possible that some other hardware is to blame.

What I would do is strip down the PC to one DIMM, and your boot drive, then you turn it on, and if it boots, turn it back off and add a component. Do this until the PC finally fails to boot, and the component that was last added is the culprit.

if it fails to boot on the first try, it could be a DOA ssd, or even bad installation media

Hope that helps.

Comment reply on ModernZelda's Completed Build: Goose -Budget Gaming Rig

  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

SSD mounting approved!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "My new build, is those temperatures normal?"

  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

first off, don't worry about your GPU, AMD tends to generalize their video cards in their drivers, even my 295x2 shows up as 2 "R9 200 series".

Second, your Temps aren't bad, in fact, they're great for load temps. My old Phenom 9500 gets up to high 70s, low 80s. GPUs tend to be the hottest (most of the time), especially AMD GPUs. if you're concerned, try running a game or something, and use a utility such as MSI Afterburner to check your temps.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "New comp error. IDK the problem please help."

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Sounds like you need a BIOS update. Does the pc boot?

google instructions to flash your mobo BIOS. If your board supports an easy flash utility then you can put it to good use.

You can either use a different pc to load the bios on a flash drive, or put a BIOS supported CPU in to download the update.

Comment reply on Gamer35's Completed Build: Emulator PC Gaming Build - My First PC Build

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

My sympathies about the Alienware. My entire family boycotts Dell for obvious reasons! XD

Comment reply on Pierceoftheender's Completed Build: Zebra A.I.

  • 52 months ago
  • 3 points

Glad to know that I'm not the only one who had a bad experience with Cyberpower!

Comment reply on Hameck's Completed Build: Ashes to Ashes - Reused parts from a fire!

  • 52 months ago
  • 2 points

I've elected to use it as a guest gaming pc. I have a lot of friends who are into PC gaming but we can't play games together because of the fact that I only have 1 PC. Now I have another one

Comment reply on metallikenshin's Completed Build: 1st Build: GROGNAK has arisen!

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

I second this post!

Comment reply on WayTooCrazy's Completed Build: Getting back into Gaming

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

"Out of control" is a very sore understatement for this monster...........

Comment reply on INFAVSC's Completed Build: DA BEAST v4.20

  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

Holy cooler!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "PC shuts down every time I play an intensive game"

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Is your CPU cooler pushing air towards your rear fan?

Comment reply on Vaeries's Completed Build: Gaming PC: Intel Core i3-4130 / MSI GTX 750 Ti

  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

I just fixed my friend's PC yesterday and he has the same case, MSI logo and all.......

EDIT: It's the same build save for the GPU and CPU.......

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Will this suck? (for its purpose)"

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

If you haven't realized it yet, you're post belongs in "parts list opinions", But to answer your question, yes, the build looks great. I don't know much about AMD CPUs, but CS:GO and LoL will run fine (my 7 year old laptop can run both). Metro and GTA will definitely need to be turned down.

Comment reply on INFAVSC's Completed Build: DA BEAST v4.20

  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

How... How many PCI slots does that card take??? From the pics it LOOKS like a 3 slot card....

Comment reply on Kennedy513's Completed Build: My Computer

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

doubt it. for some reason there aren't that many Fury Xs on the market in the first place.

Comment reply on Blog Post "AMD Radeon R9 Fury X Released"

  • 55 months ago
  • -1 points

I also heard that some reviewers got drivers that couldn't even interface with the card, causing a black screen. These same drivers were recommended by AMD. Not sure if this is true, but if it is, then I think it's safe to say AMD tripped over their own feet on this one......

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