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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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?
  6. 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
  7. https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2019/06/bitcoin-rises-above-10000-for-the-first-time-in-a-year/
  8. https://www.forbes.com/sites/moorinsights/2019/06/20/world-record-ai-chip-announced-by-habana-labs/#33408446c065
  9. 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?
  10. 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.
  11. 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?
  12. 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?
  13. 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.
  14. 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
  15. I've been asking for help with a new Gaming / Movie TV last couple days settling on a Samsung 65" Q70 after getting a ton of help with that so . . . . I thought I ask what you all think of this Mid tear PC for gaming too? I do build my own PCs but don't often. I like to choose good name components and enjoying them as long as possible. My last PC was a i5-2500k / 32 gigs DDr 3 / GTX 980Ti and it was a great machine. PartsPicker.com Before shit hit the fan the last 6months, I was going to build a Brand new I7 9900k / 2080Ti PC but that just isn't going to happen. So as a compromise I have decided to go with a GTX 2080 and a i7 8700k saving about 700 bucks and only going with 16 gig 3200 DDr 4 also. I just hope I don't regret waiting, but the prices of those amazing 2080Ti cards aren't dropping fast at all, hell the 1080Ti's are still going for quite a bit. From what I have read and watch on you tube the 2080 is better than a 1080Ti so this is what I have come up with. I really need you thought's as I will be gaming in 4k most the time, maxing out everything under the sun won't be necessary though, I'll have to learn to save a buck and not always have the very very best there is! After all that rambling, I do tend to do that rather than face life most days so sorry for that. If it bothers anyone, I'll try and cut back a bit on the Depression. PartsPicker.com I know there is money to be saved but I do want quality name brand parts, I have always believed that you do get what you pay for . . . . .
  16. https://slickdeals.net/share/iphone_app/fp/473188 also, 16TB for $170 https://slickdeals.net/share/iphone_app/fp/473197 4TB for $55 https://slickdeals.net/share/iphone_app/fp/473194
  17. Hello all. My motherboard or CPU of 10+ years has decided it was time to take a long walk off of a short pier and I am needing some help in finding a new motherboard, CPU, and RAM that I can use in my PC case that I already have... but I need it to relatively inexpensive (the best bang for the buck). I am on my old Dell XPS 410 right now and it's about 15 years old... I'm trying to do schoolwork for my online university and the Dell is struggling. The motherboard that I am replacing is an Asus P6X58D Premium. It is and LGA 1336 X58. The CPU is something like an Intel i7 3600 or something... I can never keep track of the actual specs. I also have 3 sticks of RAM that are DDR3 1300 which adds up to 12GB, I think. Here are the other components that I have that I will be using with the new MB, CPU, and RAM: 4-5 SATA HDDs, a brand new RM Corsair 850X PSU (or a EVGA 850w PSU that i thought was bad, but wasn't), GeForce GTX 1050ti card (PCIe), and a BD reader/burner. I need to reuse as many components as I can without spending extra money right now, so I need the new motherboard to fit into the same case I already have... but i don't remember what model number of Cooler Master case I have... so as long as the new motherboard is the same "style" as my old motherboard above, i think it will be OK? The worst week in a long time... First, my car gets rammed while it is parked and then I come home to a dead PC two days before homework is due. :'( I am asking for help because I honestly do know what is good in terms of PC parts anymore, or what CPU is needed for what motherboard. I also don't want the cheapest of the cheap, but parts that are good for their price. I posted on the following link to get help with why my computer wouldn't turn on, and I think it comes down to me needing a new motherboard or CPU... but since I have to upgrade the other when getting a new other PLUS having to get more/different RAM... i don't think it matters which one is toast. https://forums.tomshardware.com/threads/pc-wont-power-on-even-after-new-psu-troubleshooted-a-bit.3479331/ I know it is a longshot, but if there is a "good" motherboard and CPU combo for less than $300, and then I'm able to get some RAM relatively cheap that would be awesome.... Any higher than that and I might have to buy a piece at a time over the next month or so. Thank you for the help.
  18. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0711TPTZL/ref=sspa_dk_detail_0?psc=1
  19. Just out of curiosity, how often do you wipe everything and start over again? Windows 10 makes it quite easy since you don't even need to input a key or anything like that, but still, reinstalling everything is kind of a pain. What is your normal reformat schedule?
  20. I just upgraded to 32GB so I figured I'd give away these two perfectly working sticks to anyone who wants 'em for free. Just let me know if you're interested.
  21. https://www.tomsguide.com/us/razer-toaster-project-breadwinner,news-29981.html
  22. https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/the-fastest-computer-in-the-world-is-being-built-in-tennessee-and-coming-in-2021/ar-AAB3hum?ocid=AMZN @legend What do you think of this new supercomputer?
  23. I've finally decided to step up my monitor game from 1080p to 1440p and I'm decideing between these two ASUS ROG monitors: ASUS ROG Swift PG279QZ - $550.74 ASUS ROG Swift PG278QR - $541.38 These monitors seem practically identical to me with some minor differences being response time and refresh rate: PG278QR - 1ms/165hz PG279QZ - 4ms/144hz I suppose the main difference is the display type with the 279QZ having an IPS display and the 278QR having a TN display. Not knowing a thing about display types, is there a significant difference between them? I'm largely indifferent between these monitors, so any input is greatly appreciated!
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