My bad. I want to keep it around $400 and it does need to be pretty small like the size of the Synology or QNAP cases.
I did a majority of that already. Funny thing is now I can't even make my PC post. Won't even turn on now. PSU just clicks once and nothing happens. I've reseated all cables, RAM, GPU, etc. I feel like I'm getting trolled right now lol. I'll take a look at it later.
Yeah I don't get hard shut downs anymore. I get a few blue screens here and there like once every month and half probably because of overclocking or something else thats minuscule.
I ended up replacing the mobo as well, and I'm still using the same power strip and everything.
There alright. I think you can get a Blackwidow under $100 nowadays. I still use the (2013 version) I believe and it hasn't given me any problems, and sounds very loud and clicky if that's your thing. The Naga isn't that bad of a mouse either. I enjoy the extra numpad keys on the side, but a lot of other mouses do that as well.
Yeah I haven't dealt with anything completely out of the ordinary except being unable to open browsers, and the typical corruption of software populating on your desktop randomly. Then the occasional odd sluggishness of your computer. Most of that stuff is easily fixed with malwarebytes, but sometimes there's that case when it won't even let you open malwarebytes; if that happens I have some other small programs that help.
Fortunately I don't recall ever encountering any keyloggers or rootkits. I think the worst thing I've had to fix was some weird adware that kept playing on the laptop 24/7, and you couldn't find the source of where the hell it was coming from either. You just heard ads in the background all the time and you couldn't stop it no matter what, so I just did fresh install of windows.
Yeah I generally never even put antivirus on most of the computers I use at home. I had 2 that only used basic Windows Defender and Malwarebytes for like 4 years, and they never caught anything major at all. Malwarebytes was able to pick up most of the garbage that was tagged along couple software you download from online, and get rid of it. If your not stupid on where to go on the internet you're never going to get anything major at all.
Antivirus isn't absolutely necessary, but a lot of people just use Avast, AVG, Kaspersky or Bitdefender. I personally use Avast. You can look up tons of horror stories on why Norton is a horrible antivirus along with mcafee, not to mention they cost so much.
Never use Norton. Use Malware bytes....always.
^ yep you need to allocate drive.
Malwarebytes and CCleaner is all you really need. Avast is probably the most popular free antivirus out there.
You should be fine. Honestly I had nothing but ccleaner and malware bytes (free) for the longest time and never got any viruses. If you're not stupid and go to shady sites it's actually pretty hard to get viruses. You can get away with no antivirus easily.
Anything from 23-24in is quite standard for gaming. It's okay, only got HDMI/VGA, no DVI is kind of ******. Looks like a solid monitor if you just need a cheap 1080p monitor though.
I'm interested in an HTPC build however what software do we exactly use if we are going to be using it for media/tvshows/movies etc. Also what's stopping me from just using my laptop instead. What's the benefit of using this exactly?
I think I'd wait for the one after Skylake, since I don't think DDR4 is having much of an impact atm. Plus the price is still to much
Crap I'm not sure whether I should wait for the next 1000s series or get a 980 ti now. I hope my 770 can last another year
put w/e OS you want on the USB drive (making it a dedicated boot drive for Windows 7). After that just plug in the usb drive and boot from it in the BIOS.
Yea need more info but since you said you doing nothing but gaming than this would be more reasonable.
Solid bro get it
This would be smarter choice imo
K well I ended up upping the voltage to 1.27 and it just happened again after about 22 days. So I decided to lower it 4.2ghz see if thats fine. Otherwise idk
Uhh you can run some games at 4k with 2 970s in sli idk y you think 1440p would be such a big problem for 2 970s it's not a terrible option, however yea if you can get 2 290x's for cheap and get a good PSU that can power them both thats fine too.
Nope nothing extra. The default things you need to have a working PC is.
and of course mouse keyboard monitor OS etc.
You get all of the screws cables and stuff with PSU, Case, and sometimes Motherboard
Above guy basically has it right. just change the PSU your paying more $ for only 650 watts of power and change the 970 to a 290x if you want however both run relatively the same. That monitor is kind of expensive as well.
with $1800 you shouldn't have a problem at all man.
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/TYxT99 something like this should work fine.
My brother has that same desk except with a design on it :P
well my pc is on my table and I'm pretty sure it's getting enough airflow I have alot of fans in here it's hardly the case that my PSU is some how overheating
That could be it. I'll give it a shot, all my monitors and stuff are also plugged into the same surge protector, and they work fine. Should I just plug the PSU into an actual wall outlet?
its definitely not overheating because im playing WoW like right now and it shut down when i was in the middle of playing. I check the temps with HWmonitor and the CPU is at an average of 45 degrees Celsius. All fans are up and running fine too.
Well now this is really weird. I'm still getting hard shut down's dude. Even with this new 750 watt corsair psu? I'm so confused now
I ended up ripping them off of the back plate
O yea I know that, I'm just trying to figure out how to install the cooler without the adhesive
Uhh I dont need thermal paste?
Alright, apparently a bad SATA power cable caused it. However I think I've ruled out that the HDD died, everything else seems to be running fine though. I had to switch back to the stock cooler thought cause the bracket for my H55 had 2 adhesive stick things I had to put on the back of my last mobo so and they aren't reusable, idk if theres a way to get another pair of those or what.
the stock heatsink is perfectly fine for CPU's running at stock settings. That's why they include a stock heatsink.....
$100 or so can be more
Yea I've done all that now and I think I've come to the conclusion that the mobo is dead. I just hope the CPU is okay and the HDD is okay. I'm gonna see if I get one of my friends to test the hard drive on his computer. Out of curiosity is there any motherboard that you recommend atm or should I wait for black friday and stuff.
Well idk wat exactly am I looking for everything to my knowledge is connected to the motherboard. All the appropriate cables and everything I didn't even really touch or move the mobo since all I did was connect cables from the psu to the mobo
Well I switched sata cables and connectors on the HDD and
now well idk wth is happening now. Computer won't start now.
WTF. Starting to lose it atm
Is it possible my HDD and DVD drive somehow died
from my last PSU or something? Wouldn't that also kill my SSD tho?
Alright and how would 2 cables work, I find it hard to believe the PSU isn't powering up the HDD and what if after i switch the SATA ports. Is the drive dead or something?
Well I did connect them to both PSU and MOBO idk if it's the cables dead or something. It can't be the power cable cause my SSD and HDD is connected via the same cable. My DVD Drive is connected with a different one
No they aren't Yea I Have
I can't really follow the instructions cause my drives wont appear in the disk manager, the only thing that appears is the SSD and my Virtual DVD G drive.
Yea its in ACHI
So i got the new PSU, now my dvd drive and secondary HDD still isn't coming up, is there something wrong in the bios or what is happening?
Ik that's the reason I don't think ill care to spend the extra money to overclock the price to performance will probably not be enough to notice. I've overclocked my 4670k to 4.5ghz and don't really notice a tremendous difference except I guess maybe editing videos but I hardly do that
Maybe idk I'll think about it if I really wan't the spend the extra $ to overclock and stuff, not sure about it right now, If I see good deals on cyber monday I'll go for it and take full advantage
Pro provides more utilities I think in terms of programs provided by Microsoft. It doesn't really matter because in the end you probably won't end up using them and they become bloatware. just get like an OEM version of 8.1 so you can get fresh clean install of windows with NO bloatware that will slow down you PC like when you buy PC's form manufactures like Acer, Asus, Dell, that crap that you buy at stores. Make sure you do get the 64 bit version though