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  1. M

    Question My 1st PC Build Help

    Hello all. I've recently decided to embark on building my 1st PC. It's really only going to be used for games like Warzone and whatever the new Call of Duty is at the time. Plus some light Illustrator and Photoshop work. I'm going AMD, that much I know. And am kind of stuck between the Ryzen...
  2. theKickingCyclist

    Question New PC, trying to boot Windows 10 Installation This error

    Hey guys, Firstly, success! The computer powers on. However, I am getting this error when trying to load windows for my USB. View: https://imgur.com/HYzqEEU Please advise! I'm at a loss! Thanks!
  3. theKickingCyclist

    Question Is this an ATX 12 cable? Different from image

    Hi all, Can someone confirm this is my ATX12 cable? It is different from the PSU instruction manual, but I have no other cables that will fit into this socket? Cable: View: https://imgur.com/2QiNyC3 Instruction Manual image: View: https://imgur.com/Ogm7AYx Slot: View...
  4. theKickingCyclist

    Question First PC Build Fan Attachment Help!

    Hi guys, I'm building my first PC. After the first time it wouldn't power on, so I've taken it apart and trying again. Whilst trying to connect the case fan to the MOBO I'm having this issue. View: https://imgur.com/9Vd8tHi As you can see I have a 4 pin fan attachment on my MOBO, however, I...
  5. Duklin__

    [SOLVED] What case should I use for this build?

    I'm very novice to building pc's (this is my first) and I'm pretty stumped on what case I should get for this specific build --> https://pcpartpicker.com/list/K4dfNq <-- this build is not final at all, if anyone has some advice on better parts that I should choose, it would be greatly...
  6. R

    Question How hard is swapping out cases and components ?

    Hey guys so recently I’ve been thinking about my pc..it’s my first one with an i5-9600 , GTX1660ti , 16gb of ram , 600w PSU, ASUs tuf B360m plus gaming mobo, but my main concern is that it’s in a CIT far soul case with one exhaust fan , being new to PCs I had it prebuilt and It has an optical...
  7. K

    Question Can and should i overclock my cpu?

    Hello everyone! I was looking for help and found this forum. I got this pc as a package(meaning i didnt choose any parts myself) and assembeled it back in january, im familiar with pcs but im not a pro. Ive heard that overclocking your cpu can get you more performance but i have also read that...
  8. B

    [SOLVED] PC turns on but doesnt boot after adjusting XMP settings

    I’m sort of a beginner looking forward to learning so fixing this would be great. https://pcpartpicker.com/list/ddWYjc So my PC had this issue where my XMP profile would not stay. After some time of running and waking up the PC, it would revert back to 2133. So i was told updating the BIOS...
  9. JBird080

    [SOLVED] PC Suddenly Won't Boot

    I recently built my first pc around 2 days ago and everything has been working fine. So today I decided I want to route the HD audio cord through a different cut out so I shut down the pc, flipped the psu switch off, and went on disconnecting then reconnecting the audio cord. So I went to flip...
  10. PARADOXsiren

    [SOLVED] Start with the processor...

    So... as far as I have gathered... without being sidetracked with shiny new information to these eyes... if you start a new build, you have to start with a processor. To build around the processor. That's what I keep seeing anyways... I want to know the ins and outs of a computer. What each...
  11. H

    [SOLVED] My first Gaming PC build- Does it fit?

    Hello everyone, I just finished selecting the components for my new gaming-PC, though i am still unsure of what cooler to use etc. . Here my build: Mobo: Gigabyte Z390 AORUS ULTRA ATX Case: Corsair Graphite Series 780T Graphics card: MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Super Gaming X Trio CPU-cooler: Noctua...
  12. K

    [SOLVED] Looking for a good PC build for the Black Friday sale

    >What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using. Mostly playing a wide variety of games like for example CS:GO, Overwatch, Path of Exile, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. I want a PC that will last and not get outdated...
  13. M

    Question First time build! I don't have enough fan headers on my motherboard.

    So my mobo only has 2 fan headers. 1 is for my cpu but I still got 3 more fans to go. the stock fans i got has a molex socket in the middle and ends in a 3-pin. This might sound stupid but can I connect the 3 fans through their molex sockets back to back (like the human centipede) and then plug...
  14. T

    [SOLVED] GPU Recommendation

    Hey there, Relative beginner at assembling PC's. Looking to drop a new GPU into an older rig in hopes of getting a FPS bump in a few of the games I have time to play. Bought the PC in 2012, specs are: Intel Core i5-3570K CPU @ 3.40HGz, 3400 Mhz, 4 Cores ASRock Z77 Pro 3 AMD Radeon HD 7700...
  15. Jaczam

    Question My PC starts but without any display

    So, I am building my first PC at the moment and it's going well, when its plugged and I press the power button the everything would start functioning (Fans and leds would start normally), the problem is that when I try to plug it in a monitor/TV through HDMI it would not even show the BIOS...
  16. P

    Question Which Motherboard should I use for overclocking a 9400f

    So I am about to build a PC. My idea is that I buy an i5-9400F and overclock it, but I am not really familiar whether I have to buy a high-end motherboard to do so or not. Also, what does unlocked and locked CPU mean and how do I unlock a locked one. And, what's a good alternative to the 9400f...
  17. E

    Question Beginner PC builder, internet card doesn't fit with new GPU

    I'm helping my younger brother upgrade his Graphics Card to an ATI Radeon R7 240 but we cant fit it in with our internet adapter. We got a ribbon cable riser but its too long at its ports to fit either. We need some kind of 90 degree adaptor, ideally not bigger than 15 mm. Can anyone provide...
  18. Jebeansprout

    Question (Beginner) Overheating PC. What Should I Do? Help/Tips?

    (Hi, I'm pretty new to PC maintenance and have never built a PC before so apologies for any noob moments in advance. :ouimaitre:) PC specs I could find - G6 Fusion 600 X2 - 6 Core AMD Gaming PCCase: G6 Vantage Red (ATX) Processor (CPU): AMD FX 6300 (6x 3.50GHz) AM3+ Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE -...
  19. PhillipK

    [SOLVED] Upgrading PC Questions

    Hello, I have a question pertaining to these pieces of tech. Soon I will be upgrading my PC, I will be adding 2 sticks of 4GB ram, replacing an i3-4130 with an i7-4790k, and replacing a Geforce GTX 660 with a Geforce GTX 1070. I am wondering if, after doing these upgrades, I will have to enter...
  20. fireboy16

    [SOLVED] Recommend OC setting for pentium g3258

    Before i start i did kinda OC my pentium to 4.2 but i left my voltages and other stuff to auto, i just need confirmation if that's alright and also if i could futher push my ghz to 4.3-4.5 and also kinda stupid but i didn't stress test, but is seem to average around 39-50 while doing light...