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Comment reply on Forum Topic "blank screen with new video card"

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

As per blasted, you need to plug the Monitor cables into the dedicated Graphics Card now it is on-board.

The Mobo integrated graphics are disabled in the presence of a dGPU.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "BUILD FOR A FRIEND WHO JUST GOT INTO GAMING"

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Unnecessary after-market CPU Cooler. The stock one is fine.

Meh PSU.

The build by Porkyville is better.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Problem installing windows 10 help ?"

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the update. I would have never thought about a CD in the drive being an issue.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Problem installing windows 10 help ?"

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

How are you trying to do the install?

You are mashing F8 (or whatever key gets you into the Boot Menu) and selecting the USB as the boot media right?

How did you create the USB.? Did you use the Windows Media Creation Tool or Rufus and make the USB bootable?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Just general opinions"

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Seems quite reasonable to me - for gaming.

I would try for the 6GB GTX 1060 if possible.

You can manage with 8GB RAM for gaming.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$1100 budget- how did I do?"

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

IMHO hybrid drives don't work well with Windows 10 because of the frequent O/S updates.

You have a mATX Motherboard in an ATX Case. Can work, but can also look odd.

Do you need a Wireless Network Adaptor? If you do, the Gigabyte version is better.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "black friday/cyber monday deals"

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Single-fan AIO CPU Coolers are not great value for money.

The PSU is meh for that build: http://www.overclock.net/t/1500086/why-you-should-not-buy-an-evga-400-600-and-500b-600b

There is no Case.

What is the build for?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "4690k+gtx970 *gpu upgrade suggestions*"

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, I noticed after I posted, hence the deletion, but thanks :-)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "4690k+gtx970 *gpu upgrade suggestions*"

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

What is your target Monitor Resolution and Refresh Rate please?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Front Panel Header"

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

How did you create the USB?

Did you make is bootable?

Have you tried one of the rear USB ports?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "NH-D15 ?"

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Cooler Noctua NH-D15 82.5 CFM CPU Cooler £75.95 @ CCL Computers
Case be quiet! Silent Base 800 w/Window (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case £115.99 @ Novatech
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £191.94
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-10-30 14:19 GMT+0000

Which specific model of that Case? - there are several.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Front Panel Header"

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Spam whichever is used to enter the Boot order as soon as you power on. Typically Escape, F2, F8 or Delete.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Front Panel Header"

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Glad you sorted it and glad something wasn't defective :-D

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Can't find an optical drive that is compatible"

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

I think the Motherboard is expensive, but this certainly is a nice build.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $318.99 @ NCIX US
CPU Cooler CRYORIG H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler $34.88 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $199.99 @ NCIX US
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $84.99 @ NCIX US
Storage Crucial MX300 275GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $69.95 @ SuperBiiz
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.49 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Video Card $429.99 @ NCIX US
Case Fractal Design Define R5 w/Window (Titanium) ATX Mid Tower Case $89.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G2 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $79.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Asus BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer $52.95 @ B&H
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $84.89 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1526.10
Mail-in rebates -$30.00
Total $1496.10
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-10-30 05:30 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First PC Build/Bane of my existence"

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

http://www.gigabyte.com/support-downloads/faq-page.aspx?fid=816

Real Time Clock malfunction . 5 short beep

Try resetting the CMOS or replacing the CMOS battery.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Not all memory showing..."

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Check you've properly inserted the RAM into the DIMM slots. The need to 'click' in.

Check there is no dust or boogers in the DIMM slots.

Next try 1 DIMM slot at a time, booting into BIOS to make sure it's recognised.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Yet another opinion post."

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points
  1. You don't need an after-market CPU Cooler with a non over-clocking build. You can use the stock owe.

  2. You don't need a Z-170 chipset Motherboard either, you could use a B150 or H170 chipset.

  3. If it's a gaming build, 8GB RAM would suffice.

  4. There is no boot SSD.

  5. Poor PSU for the build: http://www.overclock.net/t/1500086/why-you-should-not-buy-an-evga-400-600-and-500b-600b

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $195.79 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock H170A-X1/3.1 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $79.98 @ Newegg
Memory GeIL EVO POTENZA 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $66.99 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial MX300 275GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $69.95 @ SuperBiiz
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB SC GAMING Video Card $244.98 @ Newegg
Case NZXT S340 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case $66.69 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply EVGA 650W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $52.00 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $796.38
Mail-in rebates -$20.00
Total $776.38
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-10-22 13:37 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Could use someones two cents. First m-itx build"

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

The power draw and wattage of the PSU is not in question.

The quality of the PSU is.

For another $10: http://pcpartpicker.com/product/3hkwrH/corsair-power-supply-cp9020102na

For another $5: http://pcpartpicker.com/product/fZyFf7/seasonic-power-supply-s12ii520bronze

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Could use someones two cents. First m-itx build"

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

I would not use that PSU with this build budget:

http://www.overclock.net/t/1500086/why-you-should-not-buy-an-evga-400-600-and-500b-600b

I would also not advocate over-clocking an mITX build. I'd either go for an i5-6500 or an i7-6700.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "No display on monitor?"

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Have you verified that the Monitor actually works with another build?

Your original PSU was over-priced for it's quality: http://www.overclock.net/t/1476935/why-you-should-not-buy-an-evga-supernova-nex650g-750g-aka-g1

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Finally got it all together and..."

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Refer to your Motherboard Manual for RAM placement. To run in dual channel, it's usually either DIMM slots 1 and 3 or 2 and 4. So if you have used DIMM slots 3 and 4, it won't be running optimally.

If you haven't over-clocked the CPU, it is going to perform worse than in benchmarks where is has been over-clocked.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Having issues upgrading an old Dell."

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

If Windows is the O/S and you can boot into the O/S, CPU-Z will tell you the Mobo Model no:

http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/cpu-z.html

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Reboot and Select proper Boot device"

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

It might be that you haven't made the USB bootable. One can't just copy/paste the files, the media has to be bootable.

http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2376-usb-flash-drive-create-install-windows-10-a.html

Use the Windows Media Creation Tool or rufus.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "New Rig Won't Turn On"

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd start from the beginning to try and isolate the problem:

http://www.custompcblog.com/hardware/post-test-a-motherboard

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Stumped"

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

If the PSU was fried, there wouldn't be any power to the DRAM light.

However, if you'd like to check the PSU:

http://www.wikihow.com/Check-a-Power-Supply

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Stumped"

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Have you checked the DIMM slots for dust, crap and bogies?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "NEED GRAPHICS CARD HELP!"

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

iirc TR2 isn't a particularly good PSU: http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page680.htm

What is the exact model number?

Plainly if your PSU doesn't have the requisite PCI-E connectors, you would have to buy something like this:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Trueway-Express-Power-Adapter-Cable/dp/B008AS7660

using different molex chain for each molex connector.

Better still, get a decent PSU.

All PSUs are not the same.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "How do I undo the "Always open with this program" menu option"

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Windows 10 >

Right click [the file] >

Open With >

Choose another app >

Untick 'Always use this app to open .php files'

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Problems with new build - Blue Screen"

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Have you over-clocked the CPU, GPU or RAM?

Recommend not buying that SSD again: http://www.anandtech.com/show/7763/an-update-to-kingston-ssdnow-v300-a-switch-to-slower-micron-nand

Arctic Silver 5 has a cure time of up to 200 hours.

Try running sfc /scannow: http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2895-sfc-command-run-windows-10-a.html

Try running Memtest86: http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/14201-memtest86-test-ram.html

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Intel Coe i5-6500 vs ASUS GTX 1070 8GB Founders Edition"

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

The PSU isn't actually available for that price: http://cplonline.com.au/antec-high-current-gamer-520w-power-supply-hcg-520.html

The RAM will be down-clocked to 2133M/T unless you get a Z170 chipset board. Recommend 1 x 8GB RAM stick in case you need to upgrade to 16GB (Mobo has 2 DIMM slots).

An i5-6500 and a GTX 1070 is a good combination.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $268.00 @ Shopping Express
Motherboard MSI B150M Pro-VD Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $102.50 @ Shopping Express
Memory Corsair 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $53.00 @ IJK
Storage Kingston SSDNow UV400 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $52.00 @ Shopping Express
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $65.00 @ IJK
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 1070 8GB STRIX Video Card $613.00 @ PLE Computers
Case BitFenix Comrade ATX Mid Tower Case $49.00 @ Mwave Australia
Power Supply XFX TS 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $79.00 @ PCCaseGear
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1281.50
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-10-10 08:53 AEDT+1100

Comment reply on Forum Topic "£800-850 First Gaming PC"

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Used = no, new = yes.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "£800-850 First Gaming PC"

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor £174.99 @ Amazon UK
Motherboard ASRock B150M Pro4 Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard £62.49 @ Scan.co.uk
Memory Kingston FURY 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory £34.99 @ Novatech
Storage Samsung 750 Evo 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive £114.99 @ Amazon UK
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £42.99 @ Amazon UK
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB SC GAMING Video Card £237.99 @ Ebuyer
Case Thermaltake Core V21 MicroATX Mini Tower Case £50.50 @ CCL Computers
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G2 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply £70.97 @ Amazon UK
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £789.91
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-10-02 21:03 BST+0100

Comment reply on Forum Topic "£800-850 First Gaming PC"

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

It is not worth buying a GTX 970 unless it is a deal you can't miss. It is ageing architecture.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor £174.99 @ Amazon UK
Motherboard ASRock B150M Pro4 Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard £62.49 @ Scan.co.uk
Memory Kingston FURY 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory £34.99 @ Novatech
Storage Crucial MX300 525GB 2.5" Solid State Drive £109.94 @ CCL Computers
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £42.99 @ Amazon UK
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB SC GAMING Video Card £237.99 @ Ebuyer
Case Thermaltake Core V21 MicroATX Mini Tower Case £50.50 @ CCL Computers
Power Supply be quiet! Pure Power 9 500W 80+ Silver Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply £63.30 @ CCL Computers
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £777.19
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-10-02 20:54 BST+0100

Comment reply on Forum Topic "New build shutting down after 30 minutes"

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

https://www.arctic.ac/uk_en/freezer-xtreme-rev-2.html?ModPagespeed=noscript

Recommended for TDP up to: 150 Watts

https://www.scan.co.uk/products/amd-fx-9370-vishera-8-core-am3plus-clock-44ghz-turbo-47ghz-8mb-l3-cache-220w-cpu-oem

AMD FX 9370 Vishera, 8 Core, AM3+, Clock 4.4GHz, Turbo 4.7GHz, 8MB L3 Cache, 220W, CPU, OEM

The CPU Cooler is in adequate for the CPU TDP. I would surmise the CPU is overheating and the build is shutting down to prevent CPU damage.

http://www.overclockers.com/forums/showthread.php/739569-FX-9370-220W-TDP

I think it is also likely your Motherboard won't be able to handle the heat from the CPU.

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