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About That_Guy

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  • Birthday 10/09/1983

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    PSU InWin Glacier 900W
    Mobo ASUS ASUS ROG Strix Z370-E Gaming
    CPU i5 8600k
    Ram 16 gb GSkill TridentZ RGB
    Case: Corsair CArbide 600D clear
  1. If you compare a line of motherboards from the same manufacturer you'll notice that with higher pricepoint some features are added, like extra USB/PCI ports, higher RAM speeds, better quality components to allow for higher overclocks etc. Basically when picking a motherboard think about headroom on all the components you want to run in the system and make sure the motherboard supports everything you plan on using. Once those requirements are met, you have your perfect motherboard. There is no point in paying extra for, lets say, a model that allows for higher RAM speeds if you don't plan on using sticks that run at that speed. Hope this helps
  2. GSkill TridentZ RGB series are pretty nice both performance and aesthetics wise, I used to use an 2x8 Gb kit and now switched to a 2x16, both worked well
  3. Total War: Warhammer II please! The game is very visually and CPU intensive, I think it'll be a great addition to the list. Plus they have 3 built-in benchmark maps
  4. That last video can't be viewed, Jim. Says "Unavailable. This video is Private" when I try to play it
  5. Just to chime in, I've just went through a similar ordeal although with different hardware config. I've got me a 2x16Gb G.Skill 3200 DIMMs and tried to install them on an Asus Z370E in dual channel mode. Well basically after it refused to boot with anything but me having 1 stick of RAM in DIMMA2 or two in DIMMA 1/2 (single channel) I've started looking for the problem, because the general consensus is that this configuration works fine for many. So, I've cleaned the RAM contacts. I've cleaned RAM slots. I've tried XMP, updated BIOS, tried every slot variation possible, tried over/downclocking, Memtests of both sticks came up fine, then I've read that bent/dirty CPU/MB pins could be the culprit so I took everything out and cleaned everything under an electronic microscope. Then I've moved M2 drive that was ajacent to RAM into another slot. Then I've tightened/loosened screws on the CPU cooler because, according to some, overtightening one screw may tilt the CPU in the socket and some of the pins won't have a contact. Then I've checked the power connector to the mobo to make sure everything is tight and then basically every connector on the mobo. Guess what, nothing helped because of course it didn't. So finally I've pulled the rear panel off and started looking through the wires hidden there, and I've realized that the USB connector that goes from the mobo to the front pannel was touching the mobo in the area where the ram slots are soldered to it and possibly shorting them... So, I've moved it and strapped it with a ziptie. Tried again - PC booted with DIMMs in DIMM A2/B2 and works with no problems since! So yeah sometimes the bug is hard to squish, I hope you resolve your MB/Ram woes though
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    Any of your antivirus products ever pop up a warning if you use any at all? I don't use Firefox at this moment so cant confirm if the pop-up looks legit or even happens at all
  7. I just hope they won't do something similar to what Spotify did recently, where favorite albums/songs/etc move to the top after listening and the rest of the library is in quite a chaotic state...
  8. I was going to suggest a cooling pad, but then I've googled the laptop model and it seems like the pad will cost half the laptop's current price, even the cheapest one... That thing is pretty ancient
  9. I like it but not sure it's time for me to let go of my Asus PG349Q
  10. Seriously. Not even April 20th. And they dare to claim to have something to do with weed #fakenews
  11. I5 8600 @ 4.7 GHz Added a zoomed-in scoreboard after I've realized that the original screenshot is unreadable (native resolution was 3440x1440)
  12. One more, this time no wraps This is just what I needed to match my Asus PG39Q, imagine a sweet 3440x1440 with G-sync... Oooh, the goosebumps
  13. Woot woot! More pics coming once I have that beast installed!
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