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New PC, new everything, drives disappearing & malware
Hi all, Been searching for answers regarding disappearing drives but only found stuff regarding potentially failing older drives. My computer and all components are new save one SSD and I assembled it in June. Components: Ryzen 3700x Vengeance 32GB 3200MHz Gigabyte 2070s MSI B450 Gaming carbon Corsair 750w modular PSU All high end Corsair braided cables Now the drives: Samsung Evo 860 500gb C: Samsung Evo 860 500gb D: (photos - lightroom) Samsung Evo 850 250gb E: (games) Toshiba 1tb F: (storage) Only the D: and E: drives periodically disappear. It's I'd say about 10-20% of the time after turning the computer on. Restarting usually makes em come back. All drives have good health according to Magician and are healthy according to Dskmgmt. The 850 comes from a previous computer but was thoroughly wiped (formatted, volumes and partitions deleted in Dskmgmt then reformatted again). Magician says 6.5tb were written on it. It was on a laptop and with not much file movement on it save for .docs .pdfs and the likes. Now comes the malware part, though I have no idea if it is connected. Back in July I realised the PC was infected with malwares since I couldn't access Windows defender (only had the blank 'security at a glance screen, and defender had indeed been disabled from the reg). I'd been a greedy bastard and might have gone on unsafe websites. Installed malware bytes, which found a bunch of malware including the one responsible for the defender registry debacle. It found other bitcoin mining stuff too. It apparently took care of it, however, since the computer was new, I did a full windows reinstall without keeping files. I set the few important files aside on a drive and scanned everything beforehand. Everything was fine, fast forward about 3 weeks ago when I tried launching a game and steam tells me I have to download it again. The game drive was gone. I restarted and everything was back to normal. After a while I thought 'eh, let's have ole Defender scan this mess' and bam! No defender, blank 'security at a glance' screen... Back with MWB, more or less same results as before with defender registry hack, bitcoin mining stuff and all. Thing is, I had been much more careful and hadn't downloaded anything, so this seems even weirder for me. I did another fresh windows install two days ago, not saving files (except storing the heavy steam library after full scan), thinking I'd be safe again and could finally enjoy a clean and proper PC. However, this morning, as I tried launching a game, I realised both the game drive and photo drive are gone. Restarted and it's fine, but damn is it annoying. TL;DR: drives disappear randomly it appears, but 2 malwares infestations makes me doubt everything. Everything's brand spanking new though one drive is slightly older but in good health! High quality cables. Thanks for any input and for reading that damn mess. Cheers!
Hi everyone, fairly new to the topic and issues that come with it. I plan on buying a gamemax bitcoin mining 1650W power supply, and 2x 1660 super. I wanted to use my personal computer for the job, because it has a z370 pro4 mobo, and because i dont use it much really, because im a student in another city.
Can i wire the power supply only to the gpus and not to the pc? Do i need to short a cable or something to start the psu?
Is there any problem that may arise if im using my personal computer? I'll probably get risers and put the gpus out of the pc case for now. Is there any recommendation for maximum lenght of the pci riser cable? I will buy a seperate motherboard when i mine it and slowly expand my rig.
Are there brands i should avoid buying? Zotac? Gigabyte? Also is there any info somewhere about the memory brand of the gpu? Samsung seems the best.
Can i run different gpus at the same time? 2x 1660 & 1x 1060 in my case.
Hi people, I have a computer that I built a few years back and would like to get rid of. This computer has never been used to play any games, mine bitcoin, etc. My brother used it as an office PC. Okay so here is the full part list, along with what I could find each part for at the cheapest... CPU: i9-7920X Skylake 2.9GHz 12-core - $600 GPU: GTX 1080TI (ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-011G-GAMING) - $600 Motherboard: ASUS TUF X299 Mark 1 - $350 Memory: Vengeance LPX 4x16GB 2666MHz DDR4 RAM - $220 Storage: Samsung 960 EVO 1TB M.2 - $200 AIO: Thermaltake FLOE RIING - $160 WiFi: Asus PCE-AC558T - $35 Case: CORSAIR CRYSTAL 570X RGB ATX CASE - $150 PSU: EVGA 850 G3 - $140 OS: W10 Pro I'm asking for the combination of all these prices, and sell the whole computer as one (I don't want to part out right now). So $2455 for the rig. I'm not going to add in the cost of windows. If my prices are nuts please let me know. Your sweet proof I don't have a CPU-Z because I didn't know that was a requirement before I reset windows. I hope the UEFI picture makes up for it.
Coil Whine - Unique Situation and What I've Learned and my Desparate Need for Help.
Specs listed at the bottom before you pull your hair out and throw your chair out the window. So for the past 2 months I have been digging all over the internet and troubleshooting this problem in every way I can conceive and I have been through quite the journey to get where I am now, only to find that I may literally be the only one suffering from my unique problem. I am going to be somewhat detailed so that anyone else suffering from this might find this post and learn something (if we find a solution). I will try to keep it concise, but I need you all to know what I have and have not tried so that we don't waste everyone's time. I have an audio buzz. This buzz comes primarily from analogue ins/outs on my PC's hardware. USB audio ins/outs have this as well, but not nearly as bad. I have a USB mixer that I thought was the culprit, because as I was setting up the audio system for streaming it became apparent. I initially discovered ground loops and tried to mitigate the problem by eliminating that. No dice. I systematically eliminated every single ground from the system and removed components to no avail. It would literally be impossible for me to have a ground loop with my current setup - I really dialed that in before I moved inside the PC. Yes I have even plugged the entire system (AS A TEMPORARY - LITERALLY 30 SECOND TEST) into the outlet with no ground prong (bring on the hate) to eliminate that possibility. The main problem that I have is due to the fact that I have to monitor "listen to this device" one input or another with the way my audio works. I need on the fly control of multiple audio streams at my mixer, so I have audio running from windows into my mixer and back out at 2 points. If I want to hear anything from one of them I MUST monitor it within windows. Monitoring the USB audio source does make things significantly more quiet than monitoring the analogue line in, so I am setup this way and things are better than they could be - but still not nearly acceptable. Spoiler: it is due to coil whine which apparently to every single other person in the world is literally a zero issue because they can hide their PC below their desk, keep the culprit component enclosed in the case or use good headphones and not have to listen to the "hardware coil whine." Nobody hears their coil whine through their audio output. If they do - they've been searching for solutions to:
Windows audio buzz/buzzing
Realtek audio buzz
HD Audio Buzz
Buzz through headphones
Buzz through speakers
Etc, you get the idea.
These people that are searching this DO get the help they need. They simply disable a culprit unused audio source, disable monitoring "listen to this device" on an audio source, or reduce microphone boost or lower input/output levels. Some even have success disabling or enabling drivers (but I think this is not the ACTUAL solution - I notice that when I disable, uninstall or update devices/drivers, settings roll back too and any device I was monitoring is no longer monitored (or is monitored by the wrong audio output). My theory is that drivers have nothing to do with this problem - any apparent fix or genesis of the problem due to Windows Update or Drivers are actually just settings being defaulted or change by the audio system resetting. I have also tried USB isolation and dedicated sound cards (which just pass the problem along). The problem is exactly the same no matter what because again - this is due to coil whine and it is at the hardware level at its core. I discovered that it was coil whine after thinking I had discovered it was not coil whine. After all - removing my GPU from the equation didn't stop the sound from persisting in my headphones and a CPU can't coil whine (I don't think)... Anyways, I happen to think I have found a workaround last night. Yeah, sure - the buzz is still there but I am pretty sure it is not coming into my stream. Wrong. I load up a game (and I have my case side panel off) and before I can get into my headphones to check if the noise is back I notice it coming from inside my PC's case. Quick throw-on of the headphones and a quick diagnostic tells me that indeed I am hearing the same noise inside the case and through my headphones. As mentioned before - the USB monitoring has lessened the problem, but not eliminated it. So I have a big "HELL YEAH" moment. The problem is still there - but I know it is SOMEWHERE in this chunk of hardware I am looking at in front of me, and I can assume it is either the PSU, the Motherboard or the GPU. So I take to doing some testing. In my months of research I found that when the computer is "drawing" as in pixels are generating new information, the problem is worse. I also know that loading my CPU to 100% significantly reduces the noise it is making and again I know these things can be related to changes in voltage at the CPU/GPU. So I get a game loaded and go to work. Unplug Display Port - nothing changes significantly, but there is a small change nonetheless. But the monitor literally isn't drawing anything. The CPU is still relaying information (mouse position, the Game, etc). So either way the GPU is still receiving information, just not passing it on to the monitor. Pull the 8 pin off the GPU - Fan cranks to 650% and I couldn't hear anything if I tried. So no dice there but I remember trying this before and not noticing much of a change either. So now I open performance monitor, a web page with plenty of white on it (seems to generate the most noise) and start scrolling around. I notice that I get spikes on the GPU AND THE CPU when scrolling, and the noise in the headphones and at the hardware level is consistent with the movement and the readouts in Performance Monitor. I run Cinebench r20, the CPU shuts the F**k up for the most part, but mostly because it is a high frequency now and most of it is out of normal hearing range (I have a wider hearing range due to ear training) and can pick up the low end of it (18-19khz) and think that if only this was all I had to deal with that would be great. However, I am still getting quick spikes (during r20 test) when I move the mouse to highlight different tables on the performance monitor - so the GPU is also in on it. Speaking of trying to isolate hardware problems: I have tried isolating the noise in the case using a straw and a notebook to block the sound and really can't determine if it is GPU, CPU, or some component on the motherboard or all three - I know it is not coming from the PSU because that is easy enough to isolate in my case (pun not intended - but enjoyed). However, just because the PSU does not whine doesn't mean it isn't the culprit - if it is delivering unstable power to a component then it sure could be (correct me if I am wrong). So here I am - wondering if you all have any valuable input. Please consider that I have read (no exaggeration) 200+ unique pages on this topic (broad as it was in the beginning) and I have tried everything suggested BESIDES replacing CPU, replacing, GPU, replacing MOBO, replacing PSU. And that is why I am here asking for your advice. I need to probably replace components and I have to start somewhere - I cannot RMA anything besides the GPU (lost all proofs of purchase - paid cash for some items at retailers and lost paperwork when moving). And MSI will not RMA motherboards for Coil Whine anyway (according to numerous posts). I am prepared to buy a new MOBO and PSU, but I wonder where you think I should start. Nvidia is looking into RMA'ing the card for me but they're hesitant. I just want to list some other random things I have tried with no success so that you don't waste your time having to ask.
Everything main power related (grounding, loops, power conditioning, etc.)
Modified power plan settings
Disable C-states in BIOS
Remove all overclocks (GPU/CPU/RAM)
Test with different speakers/headphones/combinations of onboard, sound card, audio ins/outs.
Might as well have tested a USB/external sound card considering my mixer is USB and the USB audio out still has a problem (when being monitored)
Cleared cache/reinstalled NUMEROUS programs
Adjusted monitoring levels (this definitely lessens the buzz but it just comes out again when I increase the gain on a later part of the audio chain to make up for the loss in useful audio signal)
Moving case/attempting to ground it and the motherboard better
Shuffled wires/cables around to keep things out of contact or from running parallel to each other
Tried all USB ports and front/rear analogue ports
Probably several other things - I am getting very exhausted working on this all the time.
Limiting frame rate in Nvidia Control Panel and Profile Inspector
Please let me know if you have any input or are suffering the same problem. I would really appreciate it and hopefully someone suffering a problem can find this post and learn something about their own situation from all the processing I have done. Specs:
Thermaltake H22 Mid Tower
MSI B350M Gaming Pro
AMD Ryzen 5 3600
Cooler Master Air Cooler
EVGA DDR4 3200Mhz 16Gb (2x16) Running in dual channel
Nvidia Geforce RTX 2060 Super Founders Edition 900-1G160-2565-000
2x Mechanical HDD (1 Toshiba, 1 "something else") 1x1TB, 1x2TB Both SATA
1x Samsung Evo m.2 SSD 500GB (boot, some games)
PowerSpec 550w 80+ Bronze non-modular
Windows 10 x64 Pro N Version 1903 Build 18362.1016
Mackie PROFX12v3 USB mixer
LiveWire power conditionesurge protector
Acer 27" XF 1080p 144hz/1ms monitor (connected via DP)
Sabrent powered USB hub
Audio Technica m50x
Logitech G502/G910 Mouse/Key respectively
Broken office chair and a broken spirit... please help me.
Thanks in advance. Update: In case this gets read by more than 3 people. Changed MOBO and PSU (independently and together - as separate tests) and nothing has changed.
Hey y'all! So I've been having a bit of an issue with my PC. Throughout windows it seems as though there isn't any anti-aliasing happening. The lines look jagged and sometimes I get these texture waves/shimmer. I've tried so many things. -reinstalling drivers -messing with nvidia control panel -replaced displayport cables/switch to HDMI -messing with monitor settings (2x VG27AQ) -reinstalled windows 10 pro -reseated the graphics card -display settings in windows I had a bitcoin mining virus that I dealt with and removed with malwarebytes. I also had a instance where I case swapped my pc and when removing the graphics card the plastic pcie clip that locks the card came off with it. I was able to put it back on as well as reseating the card with out it and it made no difference. So I'm a bit at a loss. The aliasing is especially noticeable when viewing HD/4K videos in a small windows instead of in full screen. Games seem to be running fine and anti-aliasing works on Warzone for example. Overall the Windows UI seems jagged and not as sharp as I remember. Here's a screenshot: https://imgur.com/a/vEqiaOV Full Specs: Ryzen 9 3900x EVGA 2080Ti FTW3 Ultra 32GB G.Skill Trident Z 3200mhz 750W Corsair PSU Samsung Evo Plus 970 1TB Infinnet DP Cables 2x VG27AQ 165hz monitors
Anything in my current, fairly old (but water-cooled!), PC worth using in a new one?
I started building computers around the year 2000 and have never really done a complete build from scratch (for myself) after my first. I'd upgrade a part here and there, and over time everything has been replaced multiple times. However, I'm thinking, due to an upgrade hiatus (it took me a LONG time to "beat" Skyrim :-P), I'm at the end of the road. I'm close to the conclusion that, for the second time in my life, it makes sense for a fresh new build. I figure I'd run this past y'all first. My next computer I'll use for both fun and work. On the fun side, it would ideally play modern games (Particularly, I'm eying Elder Scrolls VI and Baldurs Gate III) on decent settings on my 34" widescreen monitor. Work-wise, it needs to be able to run multiple docker containers and let me do other things (take notes in notion, google docs, etc.) while on a CPU-crushing video call. The budget is $1,500. Here is my current setup and thoughts on each component: Photos:https://imgur.com/a/xyM07dx Things that may be useful: Operating System: Windows 10 Professional (from upgrading from Windows 7... the DVD is hopefully somewhere) PSU: Corsair TX850W - It has been trusty for the last eight years, but may not have the needed connectors for today's stuff. Hard Drive:Crucial MX100 512 GB SATA SSD - 2.5-Inch, No performance complaints (specs claim 6.0 Gb/s), although I'm running out of storage space. Optical Drive: Pioneer DVD-RW - Do people still put these in new computers? I also have an external USB DVD drive I could use in a pinch. Case:Chieftec Dragon Mid Tower - this old case is steel and heavy as shit, which is actually nice as my dogs and toddlers are unlikely to knock it over inadvertently. It has a window which I like, although cable management is a massive pain in the ass. I'm not too fond of the door that covers the buttons and optical drive and lost it long ago. Cooling:Custom water cooling setup - I water-cooled in 2002, overclocking my Athlon XP 1700+ from 1.4Ghz to 2.5. It was awesome. The radiator and T-valve are the original gangsters. I'm on my fifth pump, with my last three being the Swiftech MCP655-B, which I like. The current water block is some D-Tek for the old CPU socket. The radiator is an old Chevy Impala radiator (I think) that this guy I met on a 3DMark (now Futuremark) forum (jb2cool?) custom modified and made a shroud that houses two 120mm fans. I had to drill the shit out of my case to mount this thing in there. I'm very nostalgic about this setup, but it would also be a huge pain to fit into a new case. Monitor:LG 34UM67-P 34 - 34" IPS widescreen; 5ms 2560 x 1080 60hz; is 60hz too slow these days? Keyboard and mouse: Logitech Chordless Wave - USB dongle; wrists feel ok, no complaints Things that probably will not be useful: Motherboard:Gigabyte P45T-ES3G - I'm pretty sure I won't be reusing this. I also bought it to replace a more bad-ass motherboard that died when my previous power supply died and took it out with it. I do like how it had dual bios, though. CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 - Been impressed with this CPU lasting as long as it has. I wet sanded it down to a mirror finish ready to overclock the shit out of it, but then never got to it as life got in the way. Memory: 4x4GB PC3-12800 DDR3 - G.Skill Ripjaws; ancient technology. Note: I want more than 16GB ram in my next build. GPU:Asus Geforce GTX 460 - My previous GTX 460 died at the height of bitcoin, and any modern GPU was stupidly expensive. Replacing mine was only $30 on eBay, so that's the route I went. tl;dr: are any of the above bolded components still worthwhile in a modern PC build?
NAXN 650w PSU, non-modular. (Cable management with it is a nightmare.)
2 x 8GB DDR4-3200 Sport Balistix
Galax GTX 1070 (2nd-hand too! Bought it from someone who used it for bitcoin mining.)
AverMedia Live Gamer HD 2 PCI-E Capture Card (Outer shell removed. Can you guess why?)
Fans (2 x SickleFlow 120mm RGB included with AIO, 1 x Silent Wings 3 140mm, 2 x Silent Wings 3 120mm)
IPS 1366 x 768 LCD screen, salvaged from my father's old laptop. Secondary monitor inside my case. ;-) Extra parts ordered from AliExpress: Controller board, acrylic case to house controller board, Molex-to-2.5mm Jacket plug, 19cm HDMI ribbon cable.
Last but not least, first-time installation of LED stripping to the case interior.
What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.
I want to play Warzone and (soon) Cyberpunk 2077 on the best possible settings, with the ability to stream on Twitch.
What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?
Ideally, I want to be between $2000-$2500, but am financially willing to go up to $3000.
When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.
I am in no rush to buy the PC this week or this month. If I should wait for new processors and video cards that will be released in the fall, then I'll do that.
What, exactly, do you need included in the budget?
The best parts to support the highest video settings on a 4K monitor. CPU, CPU cooler, Mobo, GPU, PSU, Hard Drive, Case, Windows OS, additional USB ports, all that stuff
Pretty much everything but a mouse and keyboard.
Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?
US - no MicroCenter location near me
If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.
Just the mouse and keyboard
Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?
I have no desire to overclock
Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)
I definitely want at least a 1 TB SSD drive (ideally 2 TB's), but the other words are things I don't know about so I have no clue. Whatever will help me have the best gaming/streaming performance for my budget.
For $3000, I just want the best possible gaming & streaming setup I can get. I don't do video editing, or Bitcoin mining, or any of that. I want to play and stream games, stream videos, and browse the Internet with it.
What type of network connectivity do you need? (Wired and/or WiFi) If WiFi is needed and you would like to find the fastest match for your wireless router, please list any specifics.
I have a powerline adapter connection, so I'll need an Ethernet port
Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-towefull-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?
I want LED lighting, ideally blue and red
Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?
Yes, just a basic Win10
Extra info or particulars:
I want this PC to be built for me. I've built my own PC a few years ago and it took way longer than expected and received faulty hardware, so I will gladly pay extra to have someone else do it for me. Just the cable management alone is something I'm willing to pay an extra few Benjamin's for. For the aesthetic, I would like the case to be see-through with LED lights inside, with a white case.
Hi all Just finished what is technically my third unRaid build, and am so far very happy with how it turned out. My goal was to reduce noise, heat, and if im lucky electricity useage Been running an R620, first on ESXi for 4 years, then unRaid for the last two months. Since i've been working from home the last 4 months both the heat and the noise from that 1U chassis was getting unbareable. Even with manual fan control through IPMI and scripting auto-fan control it wasn't quiet enough whilst maintaining a reasonable temperature for the office (55-65C on idle. Exhaust temps between 75-80C idle). So a few days ago I liquidated some Bitcoin and Ethereum and built a new server! I'd already taken out one of the 2 CPU's from the R620 to make sure my workload was capable of running on 6C/12T @ 2.3GHz (I think) so I settled on the following: Ryzen 5 2600XAsus TUF B450M-Plus16GB Corsair Vengeance DDR4bequiet Pure Power 11 400W psu1X 4TB WD Blue (shucked from an old MyBook) - Parity2x 2TB WD Purples (free from my dad) - Data1x 2TB Seagate BarraCuda - Data1x 100gb old Dell SSD - Cache (already had it... currently sat in the pool failing)1x 100gb old Intel SSD - Cache (already had it. In the pool incase the Dell dies) All wrapped up in a Fractal Define R6. Originally bought a bequiet Pure Base 500 accidentally thinking it could do more 3.5" drives than it could. Went with the Define as I like the look and I already have one with no mechanical drives so I have spare caddies. Also accidentally bought the USB-C version... so swapped that out quickly with my main rig! Ran out of SATA power from the PSU so currently waiting on a Molex-SATA power adapter so I can plug the front fan controller back in after adding the second WD Purple earlier today. It's currently sitting between 30-40C idle, and is quieter than my gaming PC at idle. So mission successful for the most part I guess!
So I recently started mining bitcoin with my gaming pc, and in it I have an Asus ROG 2080ti, on an Asus ROG e-gaming mobo, with an 850w psu. My question is if I were to add a second gpu, does it have to be the same as the first one, or could I go with a cheaper gpu that is still compatible with my mobo?
I think I'm addicted to upgrading my PC parts, seriously.
Hi, I've built my first PC in 2017, and my interest and passion for PCs and technology has turned into an addiction. I've only realized recently how bad this is getting when I looked at how much I'm spending on hardware in the past year. I'm making this post because I'm seriously in a shitty situation and I want people to not make the same mistakes as I did. Here is my story; In 2017, I had my very first PC, a 6600k with a 1050 Ti, nothing too high end, considering that people mining bitcoins drove prices to hell and the DRAM shortage made everything very expensive, so I ended up paying 800$ for something worth maybe 500. Then I moved to a new place, where I had enough desk space to put my PC on the desk, so I wanted a better case with tempered glass, so I paid 40$ for a new case and I dumped my old one. In 2018, I was selling some books on Facebook marketplace where I saw someone selling a hand made case for 60$, so I took it, and dumped my other case. Later that year, I bought a new monitor, because the old TN panel I bought for 70$ was quite power hungry and crappy, so I bought a new one for 130$, and dumped the old one. In 2019, there was a 144hz monitor at Costco for 150$, and I bought it, then realising that my 1050 Ti would struggle on it, I bought a used RX580 for 120$. The same day, I saw a listing for 2 mining RX580s with no display output for 100$, I took it, and used the 3 in crossfire, for little improvement. 2 months later, I wanted to overclock my CPU further, so I bought an expensive Z270 board, only to find out that I needed to get rid of one of my RX580, so I listed one for really cheap, but no one bought it after 2 months, I basically had a really expensive paperweight. In 2020, I bought a 40$ keyboard and a new 60$ mouse, only to buy another keyboard and another mouse and a new mouse pad. Sorry if this was a long read, but I'm making shitty decisions with buying computer hardware, even though I didn't need half the things I bought. The only thing I have left in my PC that were from the original 2017 build is the CPU and the PSU. I've burnt over 500$ worth of things that I didn't need in the first place, and I just needed to get this out. If you read the entire thing, thank you. If you didn't, I don't blame you, its the story of some dumbass that spent a bunch of money upgrading his perfectly good PC.
***EDIT*** ========I have now added a hideout crafting manual into this too now======== Hey guys. Nothing major. I just made this note pad guide. There might be some spelling error's here and there and inconsistencies but It's just here for people to use post wipe and for new players to use so they don't throw away useful stuff they pick up in raid. Have fun guys. Just copy-paste it into a note pad text document and it should work fine Have fun PMC's Content:
Hideout upgrade manual
Hideout Crafting manual
Quest Item Manual
Useful barter Manual
Useful youtube videos
=================================================================================Hideout Upgrade list================================================================================= Key: PSU = Power supply unit ______________________________________ __________Air Filtering Unit__________ Level 1: $10,000 _____________Bitcoin Farm_____________ Level 1: 10 CPU fan, 5 PSU, 5 powercord, 1 electric drill Level 2: 15 CPU fan, 5 PSU, 5 Circuit Board, 2 Phase control relay Level 3: 25 CPU fan, 10 silicone tube, 1 Eletric motor, 2 Pressure gauge ___________Booze Generator____________ Level 1: 4 Silicone tube, 2 analog thermometer, 2 pressure gauge, 5 corrugated hose ______________Generator_______________ Level 1: ₽100,000 Level 2: 5 Phase control relay, 1 Eletric motor, 15 Wires Level 3: 6 Phase control relay, 2 Eletric motor, 5 Spark plug, 5 PSU _______________Heating________________ Level 1: ₽25,000 Level 2: ₽50,000 Level 3: 8 radiator Helix, 8 wires _____________Illumination_____________ Level 1: ₽10,000 Level 2: 14 Light Bulb, 5 Wires Level 3: ₽50,000, 7 Capacitors __________Intelligence Center_________ Level 1: 1 Folder with Intelligence Level 2: 3 Folder with Intelligence, 3 USB flash drive, 4 Powercord, 4 Hard drive Level 3: 2 Military COFDM, 2 VPX flash storage, 3 Gas analyzer, 4 Military cable _______________Lavatory_______________ Level 1: ₽2,000 Level 2: 3 Corrugated hose, 5 Pack of screws, 1 Electric drill Level 3: 6 Corrugated hose, 2 Pressure gauge, 1 tool set, 3 Xenomorphic _______________Library________________ Level 1: ₽400,000 ______________Medstation______________ Level 1: ₽25,000 Level 2: ₽50,000, 1 Medical bloodset, 3 saline solution Level 3: ₽150,000, 5 Saline solution, 1 LEDX ____________Nutrition Unit____________ Level 1: ₽25,000, 2 Phase control relay Level 2: 4 Wrench, 2 Corrugated hose, 2 Akali, 1 Phase control relay Level 3: ₽125,000, 3 Coffee Majaice, 3 sodium ______________Rest Space______________ Level 1: ₽10,000 Level 2: ₽35,000 Level 3: $3,000, 4 powercord, 5 capacitors, 7 wires ______________Scav Case_______________ Level 1: 2 Lion, 2 Gold Skull, 6 gold chain, 3 Roler ______________Security________________ Level 1: ₽20,000 Level 2: ₽45,000 Level 3: 2 Working LCD, 4 Wires, 8 NIXXOR lense, 1 SSD Drive ____________Shooting range____________ Level 1: 4 Pack of screws, 5 screw nut, 5 bolts, 3 Duct tape _____________Solar Power______________ Level 1: €15,000 ________________Stash_________________ Level 1: ₽3,500,000, 1 Handdrill, 7 pack of screws, 4 WD-40 Level 2: ₽8,500,000, 2 Eletric Drill, 8 pack of screws Level 3: €150,000 ________________Vents_________________ Level 1: ₽25,000 Level 2: 1 Electric motor, 1 car battery Level 3: 2 Electric motor, 8 Wires, 3 circuit board, 3 Car Battery ____________Water Collector___________ Level 1: 4 Corrugated hose, 5 Bolts, 5 Screw nut, 3 Duct tape Level 2: 6 Corrugated hose, 2 Electric motor, 2 Tool set Level 3: ₽ 125,000, 2 Pliers Elite, 5 Shushtrilo sealing foam ______________Workbench_______________ Level 1: 2 Screw nuts, 2 Bolts, 1 Leatherman Multitool Level 2: 3 Tool sets, 2 Electric drill, 6 bolts Level 3: ₽195,000, 2 Pliers Elite, 1 Fireklean gun lube ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ================================================================================Hideout crafting list================================================================================ __________Intelligence Center_________ Flash drive: 1 GPhone, 1 GPX, 1 SSD Level 2 Intelligence: 3 Flash drive Level 3 _______________Lavatory_______________ Expeditionary fuel tank: 6 Zibbo, 8 Crinket Level 2 2 Corrugated hose: 1 Silicone tube, 3 Wires, 3 blue tape Level 2 Magazine case: 2 Expeditionary fuel tank, 1 M.Scissor, 3 bolts, 3 screw nut Level 2 ______________Medstation______________ 3 AI-2 Medkit: 1 meds Level 1 Salewa: 1 Painkillers, 1 Bandage, 1 Splint Level 1 2 Meds: 1 AI-2, 1 Bandage, 1 augmentin Level 2 2 IFAK: 2 Meds, 2 Army Bandage Level 2 Grizzly: 5 Meds Level 3 ____________Nutrition Unit____________ Iskra Lunch box: 2 Crackers, 1 Tushonka, 1 Squash Level 1 7 Slickers: 1 Alyonka, 1 Oatflakes, 1 Crackers Level 2 8 Aquamari: 1 Superwater, 1 Silicone tube Level 3 ____________Water Collector___________ Superwater: 1 Water filter Level 3 ______________Workbench_______________ Red gunpowder: 1 Blue gunpowder, 1 Green gunpowder, 1 match box Level 1 8 VOG-25 Khattabka grenade: 5 40 mm VOG-25, 5 fuze Level 1 1 Blue gunpowder: 70 5.45x39 mm PS Level 1 1 Motor: 2 Electric drill, 1 Flat screwdriver, 1 screwdriver Level 2 5 car battery: 1 6-STEN-140-M military battery, 1 Leatherman multitool Level 2 5 RGD-5 grenade: 1 OFZ 30x160mm shell Level 3 ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Key: * = Must be found in raid ^ = Requied Item ~~~~ = Common items to look out for. =================================================================================Quest Items to keep================================================================================= Prapor | Checking: Machinery key^ Prapor | Delivery from the past: Customs office key^ Prapor | Bad rep evidence: Portable cabin key of customs Factory zone^ Prapor | Ice Cream Cones: 6 60round AK magazines Prapor | Shaking up teller: Dorm room 203 Key^ Prapor | The Punisher part 2: 10 Lower half-masks* ~~~~ Prapor | The Punisher part 4: 10 Bars A-2607- 95x18 | ANY Balaclava^ (CF, Balaclava, Ghost, Momex), Scav Vest^ Prapor | The Punisher part 5: 3 M4A1's, 3 AK-74N's, 5 PM Pistols Prapor | The Punisher part 6: 10 USEC dogtags, 10 BEAR dogtags Prapor | Regulated materials: Military Battery*, 10 30-mil. shells* Therapist | Shortage: 5 Salewa kits Therapist | Sanitary Standards part1: Gas analyzer* Therapist | Sanitary Standards part2: 3 Gas analyzers Therapist | Operation Aquarius part1: Dorm room 206 Key^ Therapist | Painkiller: 5 Morphine* Therapist | Pharmacist: Dorm room 114 Key^ Therapist | General Wares: 15 Tushonka* ~~~~ Therapist | Car Repair: 4 Car batteries*, 8 Spark plugs* ~~~~ Therapist | Health care privacy part2: West wing room 306 key^ Therapist | Health care privacy part5: 3 Blue Gun powder^ Therapist | Hippocratic Vow: $500^ Therapist | Private clinic: 3 Ophthalmoscopes, 2 LEDX Therapist | An apple a day: ₽400,000^ Skier | Supplier: 4 Module-3M bodyarmors, 4 TOZ-106 bolt-action shotguns Skier | The Extortionist: Unknown key^ Skier | What's on the flash drive?: 2 USB flash drives Skier | Golden Swag: Dorm room 303 Key^ Skier | Chemical part 1: Dorm room 220 Key Skier | Chemical part 1: Dorm room 220 Key^ Skier | Friend from the west part 1: 2 MBSS Backpacks, 1 AVS platecarrier Skier | Friend from the west part 2: $6,000 Skier | Vitamins part 1: Office 112 West wing key^, Key to EMERCOM medical unit^ Skier | Vitamins part 2: 5 Respirators*, 5 Medical bloodsets Skier | Lend Lease Part 1: West wing room 216 key^, East wing room 306 key^, East wing room 308 key^ Skier | Chumming: 9 Gold Chains^ Skier | Bullshit: 1 Roler^, 1 SV-98 bolt-action sniper rifle^ Peacekeeper | Fishing gear: 1 SV-98 bolt-action sniper rifle^, 1 Leatherman Multitool^ Peacekeeper | Humanitarian supplies: 5 MRE lunch boxs Peacekeeper | Spa tour part 3: 1 WD-40 100ml*, 2 Clin wipers*, 2 Corrugated hoses*, 2 Ox bleachs* Peacekeeper | Spa tour part 4: West wing room 219 key^, West wing room 220 key^ Peacekeeper | Spa tour part 6: $8,000 Peacekeeper | Spa tour part 7: 4 Morphine*, 2 Akali*, 2 Corrugated hose*, 2 Propane* Peacekeeper | Cargo X part 1: East wing room 306 key^, East wing room 308 key^ Peacekeeper | Lend Lease part 2: 3 Virtex programmable processor, 2 Military COFDM wireless Signal Transmitter, Peacekeeper | Wet Job part 5: East wing room 328 key^, Health resort utility room key^ Peacekeeper | Mentor: €50,000 Mechanic | Farming part 1: 2 tool sets^ Mechanic | Farming part 2: 3 Powercord, 5 T-Shaped Plug, 3 Printed circuit board Mechanic | Farming part 3: Customs office key^ Mechanic | Farming part 4: 7 Graphics cards, 7 CPU fans Mechanic | Signal part 2: 3 PC CPU*, 3 Rechargeable battery*, 3 Printed Circuit board* , 3 Broken GPhone* ~~~~ Mechanic | Bad Habit: 7 Malboro Cigaarettes*, 7 Strike Cigarettes*, 7 Wilston cigarettes* ~~~~ Mechanic | Import: 2 UHF RFID Reader, 2 VPX Flash Storage Module Mechanic | Fertilizers: 5 Wires*, 5 capacitors* Ragman | Dressed to kill: 7 Ushanka ear-flap cap, 7 Kinda cowboy hat ~~~~ Ragman | Gratitude: Ghost balaclava^, Shemagh^, RayBench sunglasses^, Round frame sunglasses^ Ragman | Hot Delivery: 2 ComTac 2 headset^, 6B47 Helmet^, Gzhel-K armor^ Ragman | Database part 2: Key to OLI logistics department office^ Ragman | Sew it good part 1: 2 Shmaska, 2 Pilgrim backpack Ragman | Sew it good part 2: 2 Gzhel-K armor Ragman | Sew it good part 3: 2 6B43 Ragman | Sew it good part 4: 2 WTRig, 2 Black rock Ragman | The blood of war part 2: 4 Fcond* Ragman | Living high part 1: 3 lion, 3 horse, 2 cat, 1 roler Ragman | Living high part 2: 3 teapot*, 2 Vase* Ragman | Supervisor: Key to Goshan cash register Ragman | Textile part 1: 5 Aramid fiber cloth*, 10 Ripstop cloth*, 3 paracord* ~~~~ Ragman | Textile part 2: 10 Fleece cloth*, 10 Polyamide fabric Cordura*, 5 KEKTAPE duct tape* ~~~~ Jaeger | Acquaintance: 5 Iskra lunch box, 6 Emelya rye croutons, 3 delicious beef stew ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Jaeger | The survivalist path thrifty: 2 Iskra lunch box^, 2 Water Bottle^ Jaeger | Huntsman path - the trophie: 1 golden TT* Jaeger | Huntsman path - Sellout: Killa's helmet* Jaeger | Huntsman path - Woods keeper: Shturman's key* Jaeger | Ambulance: 3 CMS surgery kits, 2 Portable Defilbrillators Jaeger | Shady Business: 3 flash drives* Jaeger | Fishing place: 3 TerraGroup Labs access keycards* Fence | Pickup: firesteel*, Antique axe*, antique Book*, FireKlean gunlube*, rooster*, Silver badge*, Deadlyslob beard oil*, Golden GPhone*, Devildog Mayo*, Sprats*, Fake Mustache*, Kotton Beanie* =================================================================================Useful barter trades EFT================================================================================= ---Prapor--- RGD-5 Grenade: 1 ES lamp - REPUTATION LEVEL 2 F1 Grenade: 2 ES lamp's - REPUTATION LEVEL 3 ---Therapist--- Painkillers: 2 Match boxes - REPUTATION LEVEL 1 Car medkit: 2 Duct Tape - REPUTATION LEVEL 1 Lunchbox: 1 Syringe - REPUTATION LEVEL 1 Office key: 4 Gold chains - REPUTATION LEVEL 2 Med case: 7 Blood sets, 7 Syringes, 2 Vasaline - REPUTATION LEVEL 2 Scav Junk Box: 100 level 10+ dogtags - REPUTATION LEVEL 2 Document case: 1 cat statue, 1 Lion Statue, 5 Horse statues - REPUTATION LEVEL 2 ICase: 20 Ophthalmoscope 10 meds OR 140 level 15 dogtags - REPUTATION LEVEL 3 ---Peacekeeper--- MBSS Backpack: 1 Hard Drive - REPUTATION LEVEL 1 P226R Pistol: 4 A-2607 - REPUTATION LEVEL 1 Intelligence: 2 Black diaries, 2 Green diaries - REPUTATION LEVEL 3 ---Mechanic--- VOG-17 Grenade: 1 Fuze - REPUTATION LEVEL 1 AmmoCase: 5 Blue gunpowder, 1 Green gunpowder - REPUTATION LEVEL 1 Toolset: 1 Pliers, 1 screw driver, 1 Wrench, 1tape, 1 tape - REPUTATION LEVEL 1 LCD Screen: 3 Broken LCD screens - REPUTATION LEVEL 2 ---Ragman--- PACA Armor: 3 Half Masks - REPUTATION LEVEL 1 6B5-15 Armor: 3 soap, 4 Toilet paper - REPUTATION LEVEL 1 6B47 Helmet: 2 Bleach - REPUTATION LEVEL 1 GSSh-01Headset: 2 Paper - REPUTATION LEVEL 1 MBSS backpack: 2 Level 1 Dogtags - REPUTATION LEVEL 1 ComTac Headset: 6 Matchboxes - REPUTATION LEVEL 2 Tri-zip: 4 ES lamps - REPUTATION LEVEL 2 GZHEL armor: 2 Gold Chains, 3 Coffee - REPUTATION LEVEL 3 ---Jaeger--- Fuel: 15 Matchbox - REPUTATION LEVEL 1 Food bag: 10 hot rod, 15 tar cola, 5 Herring, 5 squash - REPUTATION LEVEL 2 Sicc case: 10 Paracord, 15 Duct tape, 10 Blue tape, 12 Nails - REPUTATION LEVEL 3 Red rebel: 15 Propane tank, 10 Fcond, 15 Dry fuel - REPUTATION LEVEL 3 Grenade box: 5 survL, 15 matches, 8 repellent - REPUTATION LEVEL 3 =================================================================================Useful Videos================================================================================= 5 Weapon builds for level 1-10: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3gaucOGg0Eg 3 Low recoil AK builds: https://youtu.be/gGtO79Mnp6E 3 Low recoil M4 builds: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXNYEY8OlZ8 Body Armor guide: https://youtu.be/Cpbnt2beYkw Helmet Guide: https://youtu.be/EVL18PTInAg Pestily Playthrough Series: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NfhzNj4Fpcs&list=PLZJoJ7H5Zfou35S9qHj_lza1n-geWBW3s
COMPLETE NOOB here with a question about the NZXT H1 case and the GPU I can/should put in it... (1) Since this case is small, I figured an EVGA 2080 Super Hybrid might be nice ( https://www.evga.com/products/product.aspx?pn=08G-P4-3288-KR from website, but I can get it elsewhere). Is this going to fit? (2) If it does fit, is this overkill, or would this make extra sense since the case is smaller? For $70ish more to get a high end cooled GPU just seems smart. (3) Other than a Mini ITX Motherboard (from what I understand), are there any other parts that I would need to order a specific type of different from a normal build? I know the PSU is included and won't order that. I really have never built a PC before. Had an ASUS laptop for years, and then bought a sale prebuilt 1070 build a couple years ago at Bitcoin's peak for basically the price of the graphics card alone. Now it's time to build something even though this case should make it simple compared to normal. I truly appreciate the help.
Hi, I recently got an hp dl380p g8 server and wanted to use it to upgrade my old rig. I want to use all my disks, and since I'm already using a sas expander I though that I might keep the old pc case with the psu and all the disks, put a 5v arduino relay module connected to a usb port of the server, to short to ground the green pin of the psu when powered on, and connect the sas expander to the new server's hba card that I'll move from the old. I wonder if it is safe to do so, both devices will share the same ground, but they'll interconnect through minisas internal port, not external sas ports that are designed for that, my hba doesn't have external sas ports by the way. Other people use dual psu setups on gaming rigs or bitcoin miners without issue. I've seen minisas to external sas adapters, but it seems that they only change the connector format, no chips onboard to electrically isolate, there are also cables with external sas/mini sas ends. Kind regards.
My friend wants to know a good upgrade path for his new pc
Question at the bottom for those who don't care about the background (also sorry if the formatting is weird I'm typing this on my break at work) So after 4 straight years of practically begging my friend to switch from console to pc I finally broke him because I explained how cheap it is to get in right now compared to what it was when I got in (when bitcoin first blew up) Anyhow my friend got a pretty decent pc given his budget. My question here is what should his next upgrade be? He's using it mainly for games like destiny 2, siege, warzone, gta v, etc (think your typical fps console player transitioning to pc) CORE Specs CPU: I3-9400f RAM: 16 GB ddr4 3000 GPU: 1650S 4gb HDD: 2tb WD 5400 RPM PSU: 500W EVGA 80+ (SSD is currently on its way and will be switching the os over to that when it comes in) in destiny 2 he got about 70-90 fps on medium-high settings with CPU and GPU hitting 95-98% each. In my opinion a newer 8th or 9th gen cpu would be a nice first upgrade but I want to hear what you guys think! thanks for any and all help :)
[USA-MI] [H] Ncase M1 V5, Silverstone SFX 450 with short cable kit, Asus Z170I Pro Gaming, Intel i7 6700K, Aseteck 545LC with Noctua NF-A9x14, Corsair Vengeance 32GB 2400Mhz, Samsung 950 Pro 512GB M.2, Asus 1080 FE [W] PayPal, Cash
I am selling my gaming computer either as a full PC with Windows 10 Pro or I am willing to part out individually. I built it back in 2016. None of the components have been overclocked nor was it used for bitcoin mining.The only issue that I have with the computer is that the right usb 3.0 port on the front of my case does not work. I recently updated the front I/O with the usb c kit and it didn't fix the issue so I would assume that it's the motherboard. Now that the history is out of the way these are the components. This is the timestamp https://imgur.com/gallery/VzwgXzF My local area code is 49685, but I am willing to ship as well. A discount will be applied if sold locally. I would prefer to sell the computer as a whole. The asking price is $1000. This does include Windows 10 pro. I will factory reset the PC so that it will be ready to be set up for the purchaser. I am willing to part out the build with preference given to purchasing multiple items. Ncase M1 V5 with TG panel and updated usb c I/O $250 sold as combo to dumkopf604 for $335 Silverstone SFX 450W PSU with flat flexible short cable set $70 sold to V1c1ousByrd for $80 Asus Z170I Pro Gaming motherboard $100 sold as combo to Singhstar123 for $400 Intel Core i7 6700k $200 sold as combo to Singhstar123 for $400 Asetek 545LC with Noctua NF-A9x14 $65 Corsair Vengeance 32GB (2 x 16) 2400Mhz $100 sold as combo to Singhstar123 for $400 Samsung 950 Pro 512GB M.2 NVME $75 sold as combo to dumkopf604 for $335 Asus 1080 Founders Edition $200 sold to huard_the_duc for $250
Going to build a new high-end PC, for gaming, video editing and other heavy workloads. I already have an AMD 5600XT GPU, and a CM750 PSU that are a few years old, but used only a little when I had it powering bitcoin miners for a year. I have a 1TB Crucial SSD for secondary storage I have ordered, but not yet picked up:
i7-10700K + Arctic Freezer 34 eSPORT fan (listed 200W TDP). Not sure if it is worth it over non-K. Non-K supposedly throttles down after 56 seconds. Avoiding/minimizing the LP1 throttling is my main concern. Are the K series really better ? Tested for running at higher speeds ? Or is it same quality ? Water cooling not really something I want, unless it is really worth it. My experiences many years ago were not that great.
Z490 Motherboard, MSI Tomahawk, as I want high speed USB-C. non-Z490 are hard to find, a few available in mini-ITX form factor. So decided to pay the $100 extra.
Fractal Design Focus G case - Good or bad ?
A-data 8200SX Pro NVMe
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4-3200 C16 BK DC - 32GB. It might be overkill with 32GB
Any bad choices here ? I try to keep it cheap, but pay a little extra when I think it is worth it. Should I use my old PSU ? Or get a new 550W Gold rated instead ? CPU + GPU = <400W at max load. So 550W supposedly most efficient (run at 65-80% of PSU capacity is most efficient from what I read).
Is this PSU doable for my build or is it a really bad idea?
Here is my problem. I can't seem to find a PSU within a reasonable price range to save my life. (NEW not used or refurbed) EVGA 750-850w Gold and Plat, were both going for $360+. The rest seemed to be out of stock with no date in sight... And I am impatient. 200$ to me seems reasonable to spend on a solid PSU. I found a 750w Bronze Rosewill for $115. (Plus $15 for 3 year Newegg power warranty) (Also comes with a free bitcoin CPU riser, whatever the hell that is) Here is my build. Just tell me, is this doable, or is this such a bad idea that I might as well throw my components into the river now and save me the heartbreak later? I'm legit afraid that this isn't the way to go. My thought was, I can always swap it out down the road in a few weeks or months when I do find a better one. I just want to know, will my computer turn on or light my building on fire killing everyone? My mind has turned too mush after researching everything and reading so many Johnnyguru reviews that I do not trust my own judgement anymore regarding this final purchase. If anyone has this PSU please sound off on how it's doing for you. And any other general build advice is certainly appreciated. This is my first time truly building a PC on my own! Pretty excited. PCPartPicker Part List: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/JvFYYH CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 3.8 GHz 12-Core Processor MOBO: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) RAM: Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory Storage: Western Digital SN750 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive Storage: Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive Video Card: EVGA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB XC ULTRA GAMING Video Card Case: Fractal Design Meshify C ATX Mid Tower Case PSU: Rosewill Hive Series 750W Modular Gaming Power Supply, 80 PLUS Bronze Certified (Newegg) Using the stock cpu cooler from AMD for now, figured I can upgrade later if temps become an issue, I don't plan on doing any overclocking, but will be using it under pretty high loads so an AIO upgrade is def coming eventually. I will be getting some extra case fans, just have not decided on which ones to get. I want to be one of the cool kids with all their RGB, so any recommendations on that front would be great as well. ps. I am naming her Covi.
My own (x-post) If you like virtually building PCs, will you help me with mine again?
Tl;Dr: I have an i3, 8 gb of ram, and a GTX 960--help me build a new pc so i can appropriately game again? A few years back, I got some help building my current rig--but I went TOO budget and need to upgrade. That build (which I am currently posting from) is here: https://pcpartpicker.com/useG1ng3rBr3dd/saved/#view=bGybt6 Specs: - Intel i3-6100 CPU - GeForce GTX 960 GPU - G-Skill Single Slot 8gb RAM - Corsair CX 500 PSU - Asus VX238H-W 23.0" 1920x1080 Monitor (I think I need a higher fps monitor from what I've been told) - Cooler Master N200 MicroATX Mini Tower Case - Gigabyte GA-H110M-A Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard Gaming has been increasingly difficult and I want to actually enjoy gaming again without falling victim to being the lowest frame rate/highest latency on every server I enter. I gamed on my buddy's pc the other day and I was floored. I'm unsure what his specs are, but it made me realize that mine is just holding me back. I don't need a ProGaming+Streaming+Bitcoin Farming BEAST of a PC. I just want to enjoy gaming again and be able to for a few years with minimal upgrades. I really like PCpartpicker.com as I'm ignorant and it's highly user-friendly so if you are bored and like doing this stuff, I'd really appreciate the help picking the best parts for what I'm looking for at a price I can justify to myself. My top-tier budget is around $1200 but that may be insanely high or insanely low for what I'm asking; I'm not really sure. If I can keep and use some of the parts I already have (Tower case, motherboard [maybe], PSU[?]) That'd be awesome but I understand If I can't. Thank you for reading and thank you in advance if you decide to venture into this for me. I appreciate y'all.
Post Bitcoin, my country is a heaven for Haswell-based PC gaming
Just want to share this "phenomenon" I've noticed for quite sometime. When my brother's mainboard failed, we thought of selling whatever that's left and upgrade to Ryzen. But it would never hurt to do another check, so I went on my wife's favourite online shopping platform to search for one. And voila, I found a B85 mainboard for ~$40. Their recommendation engine quickly kicked in. To my surprise, "8GB DDR3" is one of the most popular search keywords. This means a lot of people were looking for them, so Haswell builds must be popular. I know mine is still running well. So I decided to calculate the cost for a whole Haswell-based build, and this is what it cost to have an extremely decent gaming machine:
Chip: i5-4460, $80. Cost the most, obviously.
RAM: 2x8GB stick, $40. Advertised to be "HyperX Fury" or "Kingston" but definitely isn't. But they all come with 3 year warranty...
Mainboard: B85 for $40. More adventurous people can even go for a H41 at $20. Yes, 20 bucks.
PSU: "Antec" 450W for $15.
GPU: HIS RX580 8GB for $75.
Case: Xigmantek something for $25.
Total, minus HDD/SDD, monitor or mouse/kb: $275 There are, of course, a lot of risks:
The RAM is counterfeit. But I've 2 of these "counterfeit" for my build and so far haven't got any problem with them.
Mainboard: You never know when it'll break. The seller warranty is often only 1 month.
PSU: There are reports of 300W PSU with 450W stamp be pasted over. Of course you need to complain to the seller and the e-com site.
GPU: Obviously it came from a mining farm. The seller warranty is 1 month. There are, however, more comforting options. For example a MSI whose warranty will not be voided by farming cost ~$120. I had been using a ASUS RX 570 4GB (mining) for quite some time, and those are still working well.
And yes this build ins't going to win any speed contest, and the RX580 most likely gets bottlenecked by the CPU... But the beauty of this is, for $275, people can get a PC that can play pretty much ALL the AAA titles decently without breaking the bank. On my PC with similar configuration, I often get ~70-80fps out of TD1 and BF1. Even at Ultra in BF1, in smaller maps, I can still get ~60fps. This is something I don't think has ever happened. I don't recall being able to play AAA games on a $275 build. Thank you, Bitcoin crash. Edit: I just checked again and the price of the GPU went up, the cheapest RX 580 8GB now goes for ~$75. However $50 can still net you a RX 570 4GB, in this build the difference isn’t quite noticeable
Debating on upgrading my pc. Any suggestions would be appreciated!
So I'm having a slight dilemma at the moment. I have a PC I built in December of 2014. The build was an i7 4790k, Asus Z97 Sabertooth Mark 1 Motherboard, Corsair H100i AIO, 16GB of Corsair Vengeance 1600 DDR3, Evga GTX 970 SC, 120gb Samsung 840 EVO SSD, 1TB WD Blue HDD, CX750M PSU, C70 Case. The first problem I had was my SSD failing. I ended up getting a free replacement by Samsung to a 240GB 850 EVO. Then during the bitcoin spike, I wanted to upgrade to a 1070 but they were $500+ at the time so I decided to slap in another 970 instead which costed $150 at the time. At the same time I changed my case to a smaller and lighter NZXT H440 since the C70 was too big and ended up being used in a family PC build. I also slapped in 16gb of more ram which makes it at 32GB. More recently I sold my 2 970s and bought an Evga GTX 1070 SC for $150. I was wondering if I should upgrade to a R5 3600 with a B450M motherboard with 16GB of 3200 DDR4. That combo would cost me exactly $316.75. I could possibly sell my current cpu, mobo, ram, and cooler and just swap those parts out. My second dilemma is whether or not to upgrade the gpu. I think the 1070 does a decent job and I don't find it necessary to spend $300+ on a 2060 for similar performance. But was wondering if a 5700 XT for ~$400 would be nice upgrade from the 1070. Just want to hear some opinions since most of my friend's opinions are all over the place. Thank you in advance!
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