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  1. My system is pretty old 4670K @ 4.0 GHz MSi Z87 MPOWERMAX MB 16 GB DDR 3 Corsair Vengeance @1600 MHz GTX 970 MSi GPU And a Corsair 750w Power supply A while back my PSU was borked and would cause system failures whenever I'd start playing games. This board suggested I replaced the PSU so i went with the Corsair back in December of 2017 . It's not that old of a PSU so I'm doubting that's the issue. That seemd to solve it. I also just recently in the last few months replaced my C: drive with a 1TB Samsung SSD. Those are the more recent hardware changes. So i don't know what can be causing the issue. Crashes seem to be happening while Im doing multiple things. Talking on discord, playing a game, and watching something on Netflix. I don't know if its purely software or if its failing hardware. Any tests i can run would be very helpful. Cant afford to do a whole system replacement but anything that can be used in a new system I dont mind changing. I'd just hate for it to be Ram, CPU, or MB failure A fault there would lead to an entire system rebuild.
  2. Intel Core i9-9900KS ‘5 GHz All Core Boost’ Flagship Mainstream CPU Available in October – Claiming Clock Speed Leadership By Delivering Advertised Boost Clocks
  3. So I hvae been finding that I continue to run out of monitor space when working on my PC. My current monitor has served me well over the last 4 years. I do want to upgrade to something with more than 60hz refresh rates. I no longer play games with tons of action (FPS, MOBA, etc) due to some Ulnar Nerve issues so I don't need more than 120hz to be honest. Gsync can be nice when cranking visuals in games. I am thinking about pairing the new monitor with a 2070S or 2080S. I have an old processor but that doesn't matter as much at higher resolutions . I may just upgrade my CPU/Mobo as well in a month or two anyway. Ryzen 3 may be calling. We shall see. Below are the two monitors I am looking at. They are both 120hz IPS panels. Suggestions are welcome. Current Monitor: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009C3M7H0/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Monitor 1: https://www.microcenter.com/product/502868/predator-x34-pbmiphzx-34-uw-qhd-120hz-hdmi-dp-g-sync-curved-gaming-led-monitor Monitor 2: https://www.amazon.com/Dell-Alienware-Monitor-Resolution-Overclocked/dp/B0777RY75V/ref=sr_1_1?fst=as%3Aoff&qid=1568230570&refinements=p_n_feature_fourteen_browse-bin%3A17751789011%2Cp_n_feature_eleven_browse-bin%3A17726577011%2Cp_n_feature_twelve_browse-bin%3A17726586011&rnid=17726583011&s=pc&sr=1-1
  4. According to a slide we received today, AMD will launch Ryzen 9 3950X as world’s first 16-core mainstream processor. The slide basically "confirms” the speculation which began at Ryzen 3000 announcement at Computex.
  5. NVIDIA Readies Another TU102 GPU Based GeForce RTX Graphics Card – Might Be The GeForce RTX 2080 Ti SUPER
  6. I'm going to put this new build in my office, which currently doesn't exist (the new wing of the house is framed up, about to start pulling the wire for electrical tonight actually), and i'm looking to get something in the 27-32" range. What are the best options in those sizes?
  7. Pm me a price if interested. @maddux4163 Can vouch for me, I am easy to deal with.
  8. I must appeal to this board's magnanimous nature and ask for help for a recent problem that has cropped up for me. Recently (last two weeks), I have been experiencing random crashes in Windows 10 (this is after six months in my computer's current configuration without issue). They often occur while I am playing a game, though I have also had it happen when I was updating graphics drivers. When the crash occurs, I am able to move my mouse and the caps lock button still turns on and off but I am not able to select anything on the screen. If I wait long enough, a BSOD occurs which mentions one of two errors "Critical Process Died" or "Unexpected Store Exception". I then have to reset the computer using the reset button or holding the power button down for a few seconds. It generally will reboot fine and work for another 30 minutes to an hour before it crashes again. After researching the problem a bit, I have tried various solutions: Antivirus scan - no problems detected System File Checker - there were some errors but I was able to have the system repair them and the errors no longer appear DISM - ran this without issue Checked drivers - all drivers appear to be up to date Updated BIOS - no issue Ran MemCheck86 - no errors detected Used a program to check my hard drives (I can't remember the name of the program - Crystal something) - all hard drives seemed fine (all were 100% except for the C Drive which showed 96% "health" Reset Windows - reinstalled fine but received a critical process died error while updating nvidia drivers At this point, I am not sure exactly what to do since I can't seem to narrow down what is causing the problem. Is it worth it to complete reformat my primary drive and reinstall Windows from scratch? Could it be the hard drive that the OS is installed on that's the issue? Thanks in advance for any suggestions you all might have.
  9. https://imgur.com/a/Y8f97cOCrap. Umm. I have a pic from my iPhone. How can I get you guys to see it? Been a while
  10. I have a GTX 970 that just bit the dust. I'm looking at current models (The RTX 2070, specifically) and none of them have DVI ports. Any dongles out there that will let me hook up two DVI monitors and one HDMI monitor to this interface? I see it has a USB Type C port. I'm a little technically illiterate with this stuff these days but at work I hook up my computer to a dock via USB-C and get three monitors that way. Can the same be done here? Seems like that would be kind of laggy for gaming but I don't know.
  11. My Asus Z97-Pro died and won't boot anymore thanks to normally ocurring power/brown outs. Can only seem to find used of the same model and if I don't I'll have to toss a perfectly good i7 4790k in the trash. Thinking about just sending $35 and the board in the mail to them to troubleshoot for an RMA.
  12. Installed @Mr.Vic20‘s old 5960x and mobo into a new case and rgb fans + AIO. All the different lighting animations are hypnotizing However, I can confirm, that coming off my OCed 3770k, there’s absolutely no difference in gaming at 4k with an 8c/16t 5960x at 4.5ghz vs a 4c/8t 3770k at 4.5ghz. None. There’s less microstutter, but my 980 Tis had none on my 3770k; the micro stuttering appeared when switching to a 2080 Ti and was likely caused because of the 2080 Ti being plugged into a 2.0 PCI-E slot when it’s a 3.0 card (it’s now in a 3.0 slot). But, yea, pretty and I’m likely more “future proof” from the 8-cores for when these next consoles drop
  13. I cant swing a new build right now, but I would like to re-purpose my current PC into an HTPC that I can use on my TV. Specs: i7-4770k w/ Corsair H80i Cooler GTX 980 Ti 16Gb Ram DDR3 256Gb Samsung SSD boot drive WD Black 1TB HHD - gaming/storage I have the Fractal Design Node 202 Case and Corsair SF600 PSU picked out. Easy enough. The problem is finding a mini-ITX LGA1150 mobo. The prices on ebay are absolutely insane that I would just be better off getting a new CPU/Mobo/Ram. So I figured I would ask here if anyone has one they want to sell for a reasonable price.
  14. Even SLI GTX 2080 TI's struggle to maintain 60fps at 8K with a 2013 title. https://youtu.be/7z7T5jbjSgk Edit: Apparently YouTube can now prevent the embedding of videos.
  15. So here's the kicker. Games like Doom, Wolfenstein: The New Colossus, and Nioh have no problems running on my computer. Yet games like Shellshock Live and My Friend Pedro for some reason causes my computer to randomly freeze and takes about a minute or two to load. I'm not sure what's going on. Is there something wrong with my HDD, my RAM, or are these games just oddly optimized?
  16. So I've had my first copy of this monitor for almost a year now and have loved it ever setting it up. I decided to get a second and throw them on a two arm stand but the second monitor is having a halo effect to text. It's most noticeable with white text on black background but you can see it in black on white too. It's like I need to run the windows font tool where you select the best looking square but when I use this it doesn't change the halo appearance. Never had to return a monitor so I was hoping that there are some troubleshooting options? Unplugged, restarted, reinstalled display drivers, played with advanced appearance settings. Good Bad Good Bad
  17. https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2019/06/bitcoin-rises-above-10000-for-the-first-time-in-a-year/
  18. https://www.forbes.com/sites/moorinsights/2019/06/20/world-record-ai-chip-announced-by-habana-labs/#33408446c065
  19. https://www.forbes.com/sites/tiriasresearch/2019/06/19/nvidia-offers-a-turnkey-supercomputer-the-dgx-superpod/#94bf2c23ee57 @Mr.Vic20 do you have yours ordered yet?
  20. I'm still using an ~8 year old build for the most part, my first PC built ever. (My first thread here and joining here was to ask for advice on this build, actually. Ahh da memories. ). Started as an AMD Phenom II X4 955, Radeon 6850, 8GB RAM, & 430W Corsair PSU. I upgraded to a 750W PSU & GTX 760 a couple years ago. Got some spare cash right now and figured I'd upgrade my CPU/Mobo finally. Not picky about AMD/Intel. Depending on how much I spend on those I might be in the market for a new GPU as well. Budget is about ~$600 for CPU/Mobo. DDR4 compatible would be neat to future proof a bit.
  21. I was playing a game and it randomly froze and caused it to go to the error reporting screen. I rebooted and my peripherals were not getting power after getting to the Windows log in screen. I rebooted a third time and everything came back fine. I tried playing the same game again and it froze and peripherals lost power but the PC remained on. I googled around and the symptoms seem to match, but I am not entirely sure. Any tests I can run before I get a new PSU?
  22. Hoping that someone has had this issue and remembers how to fix it... I've Googled most of everything I can think of and nothing is working. I initially built this PC about 11 years ago and put a retail copy of Windows 7 (Pro, I think) on it, and when Win10 was available for free to upgrade I upgraded Win7 to 10. Then about a month ago my motherboard crapped out on me so I recently put in a new mb, cpu, and RAM and reused everything else. Windows 10 won't reactivate via the normal method, and when I choose that I recently upgraded hardware, the reactivation window shows me my PC name that it has listed, but when I click the box and hit reactivate it tells me that this PC can't be reactivated. The next method I have tried is typing "SLUI 4" in the Run window or in the Command Prompt window, but doing that doesn't do anything... no new window, nothing. I know if i could run SLUI 4 that I could either try to reactivate over the phone with Microsoft or via Chat, but I need the product ID that SLUI 4 gives me to do that. The only other thing that I can think of is ... I am in the process of trying right now, is to download a Windows 10 ISO file from Microsoft and try to do a "Repair Upgrade" and maybe that will "fix" whatever is keeping SLUI 4 from opening up. I am sure I can find my Windows 7 key somewhere but I am not sure if that will do anything at this point. Anyone have any ideas?
  23. Here's the deal: I want to play World of Warcraft Classic when it comes out. I am objectionably horny for that game. The problem is that I have a MacBook Air, which even though it is a 15 year old game, will probably not run it well. So I want to get a cheap(er), moderately powered gaming laptop to run it. I don't need anything with real heft - WoW Classic is the main pull, and I'd probably mess around with some older games like KOTOR and Oblivion, but I wouldn't be playing anything modern. Any good suggestions? I'm perfectly fine with something that's refurbished, especially if it comes with some kind of warranty.
  24. Guys I need help with GPU cables. This may seem stupid, but its bothering me bad. I have 2x4 (8) pin x 2 cables on my GPU (zotec 2080ti extreme amp edition) connectors on my GPU. My power supply PciE cables have 4×2 8 pin cables going to two 6x2 cables. Card came with 1 8pin to 2 6x2 adapters. This leaves the x2 cable part just hang there. Can you please link me to strait 8pin CPU x 8pin GPU cables? I need 2 obviously. Seem strange if you try and plug them in back ward meaning the psus side of my 8pin cables dont connect in the 8pin plug on my GPU. It only goes in the psu side. And even though the 6pin x 2pin side even if put together to make a 8pin plug, it wont plug into the psu side 8pin plug? Cant I just have 8pin going to 8pin plugs for my gpu? Please help me, the wires going to the GPU are killing my vibe. Why dosent the 6x2 plug put together not fit in the psu side
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