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Comment reply on Forum Topic "Ryzen 5 3600x or RX 5700 XT"

  • 2 days ago
  • 1 point

Yup. The differnence between a 3600 and a 3600x really isn't worth it. Go with the 5700XT.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bYiz0iUvp9w

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Where to find video help setting up this build"

  • 7 days ago
  • 1 point

There is so much variation in part configurations in PC building, you will probably not find an exact match. Any PC build video will do as a general guideline of how to assemble a PC. After that you will have to follow the manuals included with the MOBO, case, and cooler.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Reviewed first build, second round criticism"

  • 10 days ago
  • 2 points

You could go with this power supply to save some money. It is also 80+ gold certified and 750 W by Corsair.

https://au.pcpartpicker.com/product/JfBrxr/corsair-txm-gold-750w-80-gold-certified-semi-modular-atx-power-supply-cp-9020131-na

You case has a power supply shroud, so no one will see it. The 24 pin power and 8 pin CPU cables are the 2 that are preattached and you will definitely use them. All the others are modular, so you will only use what you need.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Want a Case"

  • 10 days ago
  • 1 point

Sorry, sounds stupid, but I didn't realize this was the for sale or trade forum. I do not have this case for sale or trade.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Best FPS Games"

  • 10 days ago
  • 3 points

The Bioshock series is fun (FPS combined with magic in Utopian descending into Dystopian cities). Although the PC port of Bioshock 2 is pretty awful. Save that one often to avoid losing progress to crashes.

The Doom 2016 is a really good fast paced FPS.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQGxC8HKCD4

Comment reply on Forum Topic "AMD CPU basics"

  • 10 days ago
  • 1 point

The 2400 and 3400 are both 4 core processors. They just have faster clock speeds than the 2200 and 3200.

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/XP6qqs/amd-ryzen-5-3400g-37-ghz-quad-core-processor-yd3400c5fhbox

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Output sound from tv rather than pc speakers"

  • 11 days ago
  • 1 point

Try clicking right clicking on the volume icon in the lower right corner of your screen. You should find options to switch to the various output devices attached.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Best cost to performance for a 2.5" 500gb SSD?"

  • 11 days ago
  • 3 points

I have this one in my laptop. It works fine and is one of the cheapest you can find, that has cache memory.

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/ft8j4D/crucial-mx500-500gb-25-solid-state-drive-ct500mx500ssd1

Comment reply on Forum Topic "mid tower case with 5.25 bay"

  • 11 days ago
  • 1 point

My build is in a Focus G. It has worked fine for me. It comes with 2 white LED intake fans. I added one white LED exhaust fan to pull out some more hot air and still keep the case positive pressure. Be careful with the side panel. The acrylic scratches very easily.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Apocalypse...MOBO and RGB compatibility"

  • 11 days ago
  • 1 point

Here is Gigabtye's list of compatible RGB components. https://www.gigabyte.com/MicroSite/512/partners.html

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First PC build, please send help!"

  • 11 days ago
  • 1 point

The tomahawk max should be good out of the box. Some of the others maybe, but you will have to check with the seller to see if it an updated version (ie. If it was manufactured last week it is probably good, but if it has been sitting on a warehouse shelf for 2 years, then it probably isn't. Sometimes the seller will update it on request. A local repair shop can do it. If you have a friend with a Ryzen 2000 series or older Ryzen chip you can install that and update, then switch out for the new chip. AMD also has a program to send an old CPU to you in order to update the board. As for the update process itself you MOBO manual will have instructions. It will either be able to download directly or you will download it onto a thumb drive from another computer and install it that way.

Here is a link to the AMD loan CPU program.

https://www.amd.com/en/support/kb/faq/pa-100

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First PC build, please send help!"

  • 11 days ago
  • 1 point

Here is what I changed and my logic behind it. I want it other route you mentioned. Good integrated graphics and no GPU. The 3400G is a quad core CPU with decent clock speeds and will make a good mid range gaming rig just by dropping a graphics card in it later (instead of planning to upgrade both fairly soon). The Tomahawk MAX variant can have the bios updated without a CPU installed, so you can make it Ryzen 3000 series compatible more easily than the other B450 boards. Ryzen likes faster memory, so I switched you to 3200 speed. I also increased your memory to 16 GB. This will give you dual channel memory as an option. If it breaks your budget too much, drop back to 8 GB, but keep the 3200 speed. I switched you to a more powerful power supply. I wasn't too much more expensive and left you with more headroom for future upgrades.

https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/yVWybX

It would help anyone else offering advice, if we knew what kind of work you are doing on this.

Here is a video showing what kind of performance you can expect with this APU and another one reviewing the 1030 (the 1030 did not review well).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ks_dMFHRIDA The conclusion here is that a lower end GPU is the better option, with the idea of upgrading it later, but I think for your case where work is coming first the good APU is the way to go.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOnkpIfTEQs

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Ready to buy! need last second tips"

  • 14 days ago
  • 2 points

I know you said you are on a tight budget, but for a little more you could go with a X370 MOBO. The B350s have has some compatibility issues with Ryzen 3000 (if you want to upgrade later). In addition you get better upgradability with 2 more RAM slots and better IO.

https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/8nKcCJ/asrock-x370m-pro4-micro-atx-am4-motherboard-x370m-pro4

Comment reply on Forum Topic "I building your FIRST PC hard?"

  • 14 days ago
  • 1 point

It is your build, you can take as much time as you need. Computer parts are expensive, so you don't want to rush and damage something.

Some tips from my build:

If your case had an acrylic side panel, be careful not to scratch it. It is very easy to do. I scratched the inside of my window with the GPU power cable, as I placed the side panel on. (Good cable management can help avoid this one).

Routing cables prior to placing you MOBO can help prevent tight situations cause by trying to route them later.

This video series has a lot of useful tips for new builders.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-plesrt8ZCs&list=PLQMVnqe4XbifORmvspB_Oun47H0tkbW-C

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First Ever PC Build"

  • 14 days ago
  • 2 points

The only suggestion I would have is changing the HDD to one with a higher RPM.

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/krGq6s

Comment reply on Forum Topic "My Build List is coming up with compatibilty isues. Help!"

  • 19 days ago
  • 1 point

No problem. Yes, MOBO is motherboard. According to the manufacturer, you have front radiator support up to 280 mm so you should be ok on the cooler.

https://www.nzxt.com/products/h500-matte-white

Comment reply on Forum Topic "A future build problem"

  • 20 days ago
  • 2 points

No, you will have to update the BIOS first. The problem is with the CPU not the graphics card. Without the BIOS update, your MOBO won't recognize the CPU. You can check with Amazon to see if it was updated, but I'm thinking probably not. You will need to borrow a Ryzen 1000 series from a friend or get a loaner CPU from AMD. Here is the link for that:

https://www.amd.com/en/support/kb/faq/pa-100

Comment reply on Forum Topic "My Build List is coming up with compatibilty isues. Help!"

  • 20 days ago
  • 1 point

Your fine. The M2 warning is because installing one disables 2 SATA ports. Your need to check your MOBO to see which ones and then plug your HDD into one of the other ones. The other warning is just a standard message to check the size of the cooler against the listed size your case can handle.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What’s the next hit game?"

  • 21 days ago
  • 1 point

The ray tracing screenshots look kind of cool for it.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What’s the next hit game?"

  • 21 days ago
  • 1 point

I'm looking forward to Cyberpunk 2077 and The Outer Worlds.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Help with a PC Build"

  • 21 days ago
  • 1 point

I'm using a Fractal Design Focus G for the case. I just made a power supply shroud for it. The paint is drying in the garage.

These are the rest of the specs:

CPU AMD 3600

Cooler: Dark Rock Pro 4

Motherboard: Gigabyte - B450 AORUS PRO WIFI

RAM: Corsair Vengeance 16 GB (2x8) 3200

Graphics Card: GTX 1070 EVGA FTW

Power Supply: Corsair CX650M

Storage : Kingston 120 GB SSD Western Digital 1 TB HD

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Help with a PC Build"

  • 22 days ago
  • 1 point

Sorry, I don't have any specific suggestions. I usually recommend Fractal Design for good airflow cases, but they are very much in the box style you want to avoid. Since you are looking for a specific aesthetic you are probably better off finding a few that look nice to you and then look up professional reviews of the cases (ie. Air flow, ease of building, cable management options, etc).

If you do find one you like that is not white here is a decent painting guide to help you. The big thing will be to cover your ports to protect them. Go with light coats. Painting too heavy all at once will cause the paint to bubble.

https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/551953-modding-faq-new-layout/

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Help with a PC Build"

  • 22 days ago
  • 1 point

If you find a case you like that is not white, then you could spray paint it white to match the aesthetic you are looking for.

You could also do you own wall mount. Then you could have the style and color you want because you are making it yourself. Here is an example of a white wall mount.

https://forums.vrheads.com/share-your-vr-build-f337/awesome-custom-wall-mount-vive-pc-setup-8513/

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Noob here. How do I assemble PC?"

  • 22 days ago
  • 1 point

This playlist will be helpful for many PC building common errors.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-plesrt8ZCs&list=PLQMVnqe4XbifORmvspB_Oun47H0tkbW-C

Comment reply on Forum Topic "PC won’t Post"

  • 22 days ago
  • 1 point

Try your video card in one of your friend's PCs. If it works then you know your card is fine. As for the BIOS update I don't know if you can.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "PC won’t Post"

  • 22 days ago
  • 1 point

It could be the MOBO itself is bad.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "PC won’t Post"

  • 23 days ago
  • 1 point

It could be if the HDMI port or cable are bad. You are plugging the cable into the graphics card and not the MOBO, right?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "PC won’t Post"

  • 24 days ago
  • 2 points

Try mounting the card on the next full PCIe slot down on your MOBO. That will help if the top slot somehow became damaged.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Pc not fully turning on"

  • 24 days ago
  • 1 point

Check all your internal connections. Make sure nothing can loose while moving the computer. ie. Graphics card no longer fully seated in PCIe slot, CPU fan cables still attached, etc. Is the LED that is on one that is always on, or is it a MOBO debugging light? If you check your MOBO manual that light maybe telling you what the problem is.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Double checking compatibility"

  • 24 days ago
  • 2 points

Your parts should be fine. You can save yourself some cash with this SSD. https://au.pcpartpicker.com/product/ft8j4D/crucial-mx500-500gb-25-solid-state-drive-ct500mx500ssd1

It has the same capacity and memory cache as the SSD you chose.

This should help with understanding positive vs. negative pressure.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8EN3K-eaVA

Comment reply on Forum Topic "APU For Gradual Upgrade or no?"

  • 28 days ago
  • 1 point

It depends on your friend's budget and the kind of games he plays. If it is mostly esports titles like DOTA or CSGO and APU can play pretty well. On the enter level a 2200g is a pretty good CPU price to performance if you ignore the APU part of it. On the other hand you can go with a Ryzen 1600 for about $15 dollars more and get two more cores.

This might help you when thinking about APU performance.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ks_dMFHRIDA

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First build ever. Reuniting with my gamer buddies!"

  • 29 days ago
  • 1 point

You really aren't going to be able to use RTX with a 2060, because the hit to your FPS will be pretty ugly with that card. You can save some money by going with a 1660ti. I changed you cooler to one that is out of the box compatible with the AM4 socket. You can get away with using the stock cooler and save some money. Since you have a power supply shroud you can also save money using a semi modular power supply. The attached cables are the 24 pin for the MOBO/system and 8 pin for the CPU, so you will use both of them.

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/gMwLWD

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Opinions/ Edits on ~$800 Build"

  • 29 days ago
  • 1 point

I changed your case to an mATX, since you have a mATX MOBO. I also changed your power supply to a higher tier one.

Power supply tier list: https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/1045610-new-psu-tier-list/

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/sQ9kkd

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First Mechanical Keyboard"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I have this one and like it. It has OUTEMU blue switches instead of cherry though.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07G11G2X8/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Ryzen 5 2400G upgrade to a Ryzen 5 3600"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Great. Did it fix your problem?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Help building a Causal Gaming PC"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

This would be good in your budget. You would need to update the motherboard's BIOS with the current gen CPU suggested. AMD has a program where they mail you a chip to do the update with and you send it back. You can check with the retailer, sometimes they will update the BIOS for you. If you have a friend with an older Ryzen chip you could also borrow one from them. Or if you don't want to deal with any of that get a 2600 instead and you are good to go.

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/qYqpdX

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Ryzen 5 2400G upgrade to a Ryzen 5 3600"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I don't know you have to try it. If the system crashes or freezes then you can't, if it runs then you can.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Ryzen 5 2400G upgrade to a Ryzen 5 3600"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

The faster RAM might help. It sounds like the GPU is what is being bound up at 99%, but a 1060 should be plenty for the Witcher 3. The recommended GPU is a GTX 770.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Ryzen 5 2400G upgrade to a Ryzen 5 3600"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

You can set the memory frequency in the BIOS. Since it is 2400 memory this can make the system unstable, but it might be a way to test if it helps before going out and getting 3200 speed RAM. Planemaster had a good question, are you plugged into the output on your MOBO or graphics card? Also in the BIOS, I think there is a setting for integrated graphics. Make sure that is turned off.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Ryzen 5 2400G upgrade to a Ryzen 5 3600"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

How did you RAM usage look? Can you overclock your RAM to 3200? (Ryzen likes faster RAM.)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Ryzen 5 2400G upgrade to a Ryzen 5 3600"

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Try installing MSI afterburner. That has an on screen overlay which will show you if you are hitting 100% or not.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Gaming PC"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

That's true, but you can get a short term boot kit from AMD. Another option, the retailer may update it for you as part of the sale if asked.

https://www.amd.com/en/support/kb/faq/pa-100

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Gaming PC"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

A B450 board will save you some on the MOBO, but will require a BIOS update.

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/qYqpdX

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Help me out on my first build"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I switched you to a less expensive SSD with the same capacity and cache memory. If you are going to have an HDD you are going to want a 7200 RPM one for faster reads.

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/3GvWMZ

Comment reply on Forum Topic "New to computer parts(didn't know what CPU specs meant yesterday) and I wonder if this is a good part list"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

That isn't a bad setup. I changed your SSD and power supply to save some money. You will have to update the BIOS to use the B450 MOBO with a Ryzen 3000 series chip. The Tomahawk Max is a refreshed version of that board which can be updated without a CPU installed. You can also check with the seller to see what BIOS the board shipped with an see if they can update it if needed. Other options include getting a chip from AMD to update the BIOS and then ship it back to them, find a friend who can loan you an older chip to do the same, or check with local computer repair shops to see if they can update it for you.

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/FFW2gw

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