New Build Advice

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  1. T

    Question [Opinions] New i9-10850k Got Really Hot (maxed out)

    Hey guys I have a quick question about a screw up I had the other day. I'm not a very experienced builder ( 3 including this, last in 2013). On a whim I decided to put together a new PC because microcenter has good prices on CPU's right now. I wasn't planning to do any serious overclocking so...
  2. GTRSILENTX

    Build Advice Need help in choosing parts for a new build

    Hey guys, I am planning to build a new PC for gaming and productivity (mostly Software Development). For the time being, I'll be using a single 1440p monitor for the time being with no plans on upgrading to a 4k display for at least 2 years. Budget Range: ~$2500 System Usage from Most to Least...
  3. AH64Driver

    Question Lackluster System Performance.

    Hello all, and thanks in advance for the help. Bear with me, as this is my first AMD build and I’ve only just jumped into this rabbit hole of a hobby. I’m having an issue in which my system delivers performance which I would consider to be less than optimal, considering its theoretically...
  4. R

    Question My DDR4 3200Mhz is only being recognized as 2133Mhz

    So I recently upgraded my PC and I am noticing that my system is not recognizing the 3200Mhz DDR4 as being 3200Mhz. Instead it sets the speed at 2133Mhz. I have researched as much as I could really without becoming annoyed and I am just honestly worried about setting anything in BIOS for fear of...
  5. Icebreaker8236

    Question Need help for selecting components.

    Hello everyone! I am planning to put together a computer which I'll be using for software development and gaming. In gaming, I mostly play sim-racing titles and I am planning to upgrade my display to a 4K display in the future. In sim-racing I play iRacing, Assetto Corsa Competizione, Assetto...
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    Question Newly built PC turns on, but doesnt display or seem to POST

    Hello All, So I'm building a PC for my Brother in law, the fourth PC I've built. It turns on, The CPU fan and the fan using the Mobo PWM header spin, along with the LEDs in the Mobo, but I get no display and no POST codes(I have a POST speaker plugged in) I've never had this happen before and...
  7. JakMacCS

    Question Unsure if my new build will work out of the box

    My old PC recently died (Pretty sure it’s the PSU that died) however I’ve taken this chance to upgrade and I’ve already purchased (striving today) a Ryzen 5 3600 and a Gigabyte B450 Aorus Elite AM4 motherboard I ignorantly made the purchase after seeing AM4 and upon reading around a bit I’ve...
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    Question New PC components.

    Hello, i am going to build a new computer using the following parts : Asus ROG Strix Z490-E or MSI Z490M GAMING EDGE Wi Fi Trident Z or Corsair Vengeance Pro memory i7-10700K or i9-10850K RTX 3070 Deepcool Gamer Storm Assassin III CoolerMaster MasterBox MB511 ARGB HX1000i My first question is...
  9. pcgamerwannabe3

    [SOLVED] don't know which route to take.

    hello, guys so basically I want to build a new pc that would suit me for the next 3-4 years. I want to play AAA games at 1440p so I'm also gonna buy a new 1440p 144hz monitor. I have a build with a gtx 980 and an i7-4770 with an Asus h81m-k. I might be able to sell the GPU for around $150 and...
  10. Dubskeet

    [SOLVED] Help! Freshly Built PC BSOD

    Alright guys, so I just completed my build last night and when I went to boot it up to install Windows 10 it keeps crashing during the installation process. I get the same blue screen of death with various stop codes, IRQL is the most popular one. I tried taking out the RAM, using only 1 RAM...
  11. D

    Question New to AMD. Looking for direction on Ryzen 7 5800x mobo (and a few other items)

    As the title states, I'm new to the AMD cpu scene. Build so far: CPU: Ryzen 7 5800x GPU: Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 (Not super) <- Will probably swap this out next year. PSU: Seasonic Prime Ultra Gold 750w Modular Mobo: Help? Looking for something in the $250 or less range. Preferably looking...
  12. T

    [SOLVED] Custom PC Broke, Please Check My Replacement Build

    Hi. Need to upgrade my gaming PC. Looking to use a few existing parts, but replace the main components now, adding a new GPU when 3070 or 3080's are back in stock. Looking for advice and if anything looks incompatible. Need suggestions for: CPU cooler and computer case--no size limitations...
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    [SOLVED] New CPU and GPU underperforming?

    I'm pretty new to PC building, and a test on my system came back said that the CPU and GPU are slightly underperforming? It's not terrible, but I'm still curious why they're not performing as expected. The only mistake I made during building was the pins of my CPU tapped the lever on the...
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    [SOLVED] PSU for new PC build

    Hello, I want to build my new gaming PC after few years. I have good PSU, but I'm not sure if it will be enough for my build. Build: AMD Ryzen 7 5800X OCed around 4.2GHz RTX 3080 (ASUS ROG STRIX GeForce RTX 3080 GAMING O10G ) ASUS ROG STRIX X570-E GAMING 2x SATA SSD 1x HDD 4x 120mm fans...
  15. K

    [SOLVED] Question PC Parts Compatibility

    Hello, I am planning to buy in a few days PC parts for a new Gaming PC. So I want to ask if there will be any compatibility problems or something that needs to be changed. I live in Sweden so the prices may be different between my location and yours. CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700x - 2300 SEK GPU: Big...
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    Question New build won't turn on with case button but can jumpstart MB, no signal to monitor as well

    I just built a PC. This is my second build but I am still kinda green. The components are: Ryzen 5 3600xt Raedon 5700xt Tomahawk Max, G. Skillz Trident Z Neo 2x8gb Samsung 860 Evo Seagate Ironwolf EVGA 600BQ NZXT H510 Elite case. The power button won't turn the build on but I can jumpstart...
  17. Noahkinsley

    [SOLVED] Will TUF GAMING X570-PLUS boot with 5900x?

    I’m new to PC and I want to make a build with the TUF GAMING X570-PLUS and the new 5900x by amd (using 6800x GPU). I was wondering if I could post with the new CPU or use a someone’s old amd to run BIOs. I’ll also leave my parts list because I’m nervous about buying bad parts...
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    [SOLVED] What are some good cheap unregulated PSUs?

    I just discovered, in this post: https://forums.tomshardware.com/threads/psu-wattage-for-this-build.3657493/#post-22034218 , that there exist group regulated and unregulated PSUs, and i read that unregulated are better. To find out if a PSU is unregulated i need to look at the internals, but how...
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    [SOLVED] Graphic card to match ps5

    This is my build: CPU: Ryzen 5 3600 Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Black Edition RAM: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB Motherboard: MSI B550-A PRO PSU: Corsair CX 600 (pretty old but works well) Secondary memory: Samsung 970 EVO Plus SSD Case: Thermaltake Case Mid Tower H200 I need to buy a...
  20. MarioRud

    [SOLVED] Will this cooling setup work?

    Hi all. I'm looking to build a PC soon and this is the cooling setup I intend on having: The case will be NZXT h210i which comes with the RGB/Fan smart device which supports 3 fans. I plan on having; 1 Rear Exhaust, 1 Top Exhaust, 2 Front Intake, be quiet! Dark Rock 4 for the CPU. The...
  21. A

    [SOLVED] Cooler for Ryzen 5 3600 or 8gb of RAM?

    I'm building a new computer and i bought 8gb of RAM. I bought only 8 because i know that the performance are good enough most of the time, except when multitasking (photoshop+premiere+chrome etc), now, while looking for a CPU cooler, a guy here told me that the stock cooler for the 3600 is good...
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    [SOLVED] Upgrading for VR, 2 possible paths - advice needed

    So I've been flip-flopping on this topic for a while now, I'm in a position where in the next few months I could either do a completely new pc build (but using my old HDDs/SSDs and graphics card) or buy a new graphics card. Which ever way I go, it will probably be another 6-12 months before the...
  23. jaged

    Question New PC Build. How is it?

    Gaming PC for my son. PCPartPicker Part List: https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/list/fB6BPV CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($264.50 @ shopRBC) Motherboard: MSI B550M PRO-VDH WIFI Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($144.75 @ Vuugo) Memory: Crucial Ballistix 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600...
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    Question Cant delete partition See details!

    Hi, Hopefully someone can help. I have built my computer back up again after some time stored away. Thinking of building a new computer anyway but want to get this running first. When I turn it on I get a message saying boot device failed insert media and press any key to try again. I done...
  25. AtotehZ

    Question New budget gaming PC ~$800

    Hello, I'm putting together a gaming PC for a relative. The main focus will be value. For now only the PC itself is relevant. I'll take care of monitor and peripherals later. I live in Denmark so US/UK rebates won't carry over. I've made a build you can use as a starting point. Please tell me...
  26. A

    [SOLVED] what kinda of hardware do i need for 4k streaming (none gaming )

    hello , i was looking for some advice about 4k video streaming only . Do i need i need a beefy graphics ? or would something like a 1660 would suffice??. i`m planning on buying 2 4k 35 inch ultra wide monitors
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    [SOLVED] Advice for CPU(not for gaming,no video editing)

    Hi guys,I need an advice for building a pc.I am building it for a neighbor,he doesn't play games,he will use it for surfing,mailing,watching movies...(no heavy loads)but he wants fast pc.I dont know which CPU to choose.I am considering: Ryzen 7 2700X; Ryzen 5 3600; i5 9600KF or Ryzen 5 PRO...
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    [SOLVED] Help with new build

    I'm building a new pc for gaming and general usage(multitasking too). The goal is to make a long lasting pc. So I'm not sure about some of the components. Those are components Im considering so far: GPU: MSI GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER Gaming X Trio 8GB GDDR6 CPU: Intel Core i9-9900K, 3.6GHz, 16 MB...
  29. D

    [SOLVED] Need help putting together a $1500 (9500 DKK) music editing/gaming rig for nephew

    Hi guys! Putting together a system for my nephew. BUDGET: Under $1500 (or under DKK 9,500, since we're in Denmark) USAGE: He creates/edits/records music, which can be quite intense on the RAM due to virtual instruments. He games a bit as well, stuff like League of Legends, Overwatch...
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    [SOLVED] What specs do I need to run Minecraft rtx at maximum settings?

    Hello, surprisingly I couldn't find much detail elsewhere on this. I'm going to build a new computer and Minecraft is the only game I play. Does anyone have experience or can tell me what specs I need for maximum settings? Specifically looking for speeds and quantity instead of actual make/model...
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    Question Will Be Building a New computer Soon, Need To Get W10 on the new PC.

    So I'll be buying new parts for a brand new computer (whole new system), and I want to do a fresh install of Windows 10. My current PC has W10 installed on a HDD. My new OS drive will be a NVMe SSD in the new system. How do I go about using my current W10 license and using it on my new computer...
  32. setter43

    [SOLVED] Would this case be suited to my build? (Fractal)

    Hey all, I have started a new build. I have chosen to go with the Fractal Design Meshify C ATX Mid Tower Case. I am wondering it would worth buying some additional front intake fans to help with cooling. Thoughts? If I was to get additional fans I was looking at two Noctua NF-A14 PWM, 4-Pin...
  33. PCNoGo

    Question How do I prevent my PC from freezing when gaming?

    I just recently built this PC a few days ago, these are the components: CPU: I7 9700k not overclocked GPU: 2080 Super Hybrid MOBO: MSI MPG Z390M Gaming Edge AC (mATX) RAM: 16GB Corsair DDR4 SSD: 500GB M.2/1 TB SSD (Both Samsung PSU: Corsair 750W Gold Plus Rated The issue I am having is that...
  34. T

    [SOLVED] z490 motherboard help

    I am buying an intell I7-10700k and i dont know which motherboard to get for it. i know very little about motherboards, any help would be greatly appreciated. It will be primarily for gaming, i will be buying 32gb ddr4 ram, i have an rtx 2080, needs 3-4 usb slots, i use lan, i dont care about...
  35. K

    Question CPU led solid when switched to new case

    So I built a new budget computer with a MOBO I bought a few years ago and everything was running fine but my case was old and cramped so I opted to upgrade and get a new heatsink. Got everything installed and everything seems to be working but the red ez bug light is on for CPU and it won't...
  36. T

    [SOLVED] Can this build be better for cheaper?

    Approximate Purchase Date: I'd like to purchase parts this week Budget Range: $700-800(Max) System Usage from Most to Least Important: Adobe photoshop/illustrator as well as programs like blender along with being able to run popular games like Warzone, Valorant, Overwatch etc. Are you buying...
  37. D

    Question Building a PC for CSGO

    Hi guys, I was wondering to build a gaming rig for playing CSGO. This is what I came up with. Kindly tell/guide me regarding my specs. CPU - i5-9600k Mobo - Z390 MSI Pro GPU - Gtx 2070 Super RAM - 8x2 3400MHZ SSD - 500GB Samsung/Crucial HHD- 2TB Seagate Barr 7200RPM Cooler - Coolermaster...
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    Question New PC build not posting or beeping

    I'm working on my first build, and it is not posting or beeping. I've been searching different forums for what seems to be the issue, and so far nothing has worked. I've reseated both RAM cards, tried to boot it with only one or the other plugged in, taken out the GPU, reinstalled the CPU...
  39. Triplc

    Question New PC - Gaming only - NEED HELP!

    https://pcpartpicker.com/list/mMPNFG New to building PCs and want to get a solid set up. Removing Keyboard and Monitor, my build is around $800. That’s the goal I want to be at. Any suggestions or upgrades I should make for the price range i
  40. chromehearttags

    Question BSOD - Whea Uncorrectable Error caused by Hal.dll

    Finished building my pc yesterday and after playing games for about a hour I experienced a BSOD. With the error code reading BSOD - Whea Uncorrectable Error caused by Hal.dll I've done some research and can see that majority of the time its faulty hardware ( :/ ) I'm wondering how do I figure...