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Comment reply on Forum Topic "Bought a used comp and CPU is overheating..help!"

  • 14 months ago
  • 3 points

Simply applying new thermal paste did it... didn't know thermal paste was so important!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Bought a used comp and CPU is overheating..help!"

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

How can I tell if it is pumping the water? This is my first time owning a CPU cooler, let alone touching one. All I know is that the part where the fans are attached is making a ton of noise. If i put my fingers on it with very little pressure the noise it makes much less noticeable, but the fans are still very loud.

If I find a 3 year old thermal paste tube that has already been opened can I still use it?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Price estimate for a PC sold on Facebook Marketplace"

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Damn, that large? Maybe I'll look into the subreddit to purchase some parts.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Price estimate for a PC sold on Facebook Marketplace"

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

That's a great price. Why don't they just sell it on Ebay for more than that?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Price estimate for a PC sold on Facebook Marketplace"

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

There are pretty much no used parts available here. Impossible to find a used 8700k and a z370 motherboard. All that I've found on ebay is basically over the price of a new one or is in a bidding war. So I'm not sure where you bought this computer, especially with a 1070ti, for 1,200$.

Got to take into consideration that when buying new, we're paying a 15% tax. So that original part list of 2,600$ for his 1,800$ PC needs to be increased by 15%.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Price estimate for a PC sold on Facebook Marketplace"

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

How would you go about quickly testing the system? Opening it up and making sure it reports the indicated parts?

I got him to remove the HDD and GPU and the new price is 1375 CDN. Think that makes it a good deal? I want to try and go for 1250 but I feel like he's tired of me negotiating it.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Price estimate for a PC sold on Facebook Marketplace"

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Are you taking into consideration that this is in Canadian dollars? Because all other builds sold in my area aren't as great yet got for 300-400$ more.

This is basically 1,400$ US that he's asking.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Price estimate for a PC sold on Facebook Marketplace"

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

The reason i came up with a lower price is because i changed parts for similar ones but cheaper. I can get a 1070TI for cheaper. A 3TB for cheaper. And others for lower too.

What would you offer for just the CPU? Or both CPU and Motherboard?

I haven't really found much in terms of this CPU used at a lower price, so I'm guessing they aren't really available in the after market?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "How much should I ask for a gtx 550 ti?"

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

just saw your msg. I have two of them. Is it even worth it for you with shipping and all?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "How much should I ask for a gtx 550 ti?"

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Seems fair

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Wireless connection for desktop PC"

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

I was talking about a way to connect to my home router. Wifi is the only option for this pc.

I see USB keys which seem to work on this site.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is this build final? (6600k)"

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Just got the computer up and running and it's awesome! I'll look into getting a program to monitor my CPU temperature to see if additional fans would help.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is this build final? (6600k)"

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Anyone?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Rant on Razer Synapse 2.0"

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

On top of that I think it was like 150$++

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Rant on Razer Synapse 2.0"

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Yup exactly that one. Has a million wires and broke down in no time. I must admit when they did work they were awesome.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Rant on Razer Synapse 2.0"

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

As much as I love he marketing of Razer, all of their products that I've bought have broken down on me. About 5 mouse and 1 headset.

Comment reply on Build Guide: i5-6600K / GTX 980 Ti Gaming PC

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

ty for this video. I will be building my own skylake pc..when it's back in stock!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Can I buy any optical drive?"

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

alright thank you and e. for your help! i would of never thought the case wouldn't have a spot for it

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Can I buy any optical drive?"

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Damn.... So many people are buying this case.. i thought all cases still had bays. Is this surprising to you? i guess ill have to let it loose to install windows

Comment reply on Forum Topic "i5-6600k vs i5-6500"

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Ya i am going with the 6600k, but as of now it's out of stock everywhere :(

Comment reply on Forum Topic "i5-6600k vs i5-6500"

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

I have the means to buy either one. but i am debating between the two i5 models, not i5 or i7. I mostly game

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Motherboard for Skylake?"

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

I have the same question, here are my answers: oc yes eventually crossfire i doubt it fan control no need plan on spending around 200cdn future upgrades...not sure, i only plan to OC when it starts underperforming

note: with the latest mir for this motherboard i think it's a good buy

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $339.24 @ Vuugo
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $27.24 @ Vuugo
Motherboard Asus Z170-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $184.99 @ NCIX
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $112.07 @ DirectCanada
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $105.98 @ Newegg Canada
Video Card Asus Radeon R9 390 8GB Video Card $438.24 @ Vuugo
Case NZXT S340 (Black/Blue) ATX Mid Tower Case $89.50 @ Vuugo
Power Supply EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $124.99 @ NCIX
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1497.25
Mail-in rebates -$75.00
Total $1422.25
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-11-26 09:42 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "PCPartPicker Black Friday Deal Tracker"

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Is there something like this but for Canadians? :)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Best Z170 / LGA1151 motherboard ITX?"

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Can someone explain to me why the ITX boards are getting so much attention? I'm a gamer here with no plans to ever move my PC around, so I was thinking, why would I want to get an ITX board? When I look at the differences between ITX and ATX, I see the ATX is a bit more expensive (25-50$) and that it has more possibilities, such as more memory space and video card slots. In my case, I doubt I'll ever have more than 1 GPU and more than 32gb of ram, yet I am still planning to get the ATX board. Should I reconsider my purchase of the Asus Z170-A and instead go for an ITX? For those of you getting an ITX, are you buying an ITX case? Or are you still going for a mid tower?

Comment reply on AmitKapate's Completed Build: A 1000$ Skylake Gaming & Productivity PC Build

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build!

I am currently looking at building something very similar to this. Here are a few questions:

Mobo: Why this one versus the other options such as the Asus Z170A? Simply for the red?

Video Card: Why not the radeon 390? Everyone seems to say that for the same price you get much more.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Help finalize my Black Friday build purchase"

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

I doubt I'll ever need 2 cards, so forget 3! Honestly right now I only play DOTA 2 and will try Overwatch, which don't take much. Can you tell me what the difference is between these two?

http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-power-supply-120g10750xr

http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-power-supply-220g20750xr

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Help finalize my Black Friday build purchase"

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Here is another build based on the suggestions provided: PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $328.01 @ Vuugo
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $27.01 @ Vuugo
Motherboard Asus Z170-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $194.99 @ NCIX
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $115.98 @ Newegg Canada
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $113.01 @ Vuugo
Video Card PowerColor Radeon R9 390 8GB PCS+ Video Card $399.99 @ Newegg Canada
Case NZXT Phantom 410 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case $119.25 @ Vuugo
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $99.98 @ Newegg Canada
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1438.22
Mail-in rebates -$40.00
Total $1398.22
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-11-13 15:50 EST-0500

I had a question for the GPU. Is the PowerColor as good as the MSI/Asus? I'm asking because I don't see a big difference in specs yet the price is 30$ cheaper.

Also, why is the PSU "NOVA NEX" cheaper than the other one linked in my original build? To me, it looks almost identical. Will it provide less power?

Protrainer, I thought your case looked good, so I added it :)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "PC extremely laggy since reformatting"

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Also, is this directly correlated? Will my CPU Load go down if my CPU temperature goes down due to a better CPU Fan?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "PC extremely laggy since reformatting"

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't think I messed the heatsink, as for the thermal paste I'll look into getting some.

In the case where my fan is not working properly, would this cause my CPU to stop going up to 100% capacity when watching twitch streams? Or is this issue elsewhere?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "PC extremely laggy since reformatting"

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

I am pretty sure it is seated properly (all 4 legs are in, and it's spinning @ 1600 in the bios)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Help finalize my Black Friday build purchase"

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Hello and thank you for your reply.

So i see you put a better cpu and gpu, but what i had is more than fine in terms of quality/price. I guess what you're saying us that with a bigger budget, it's worth getting better? Just wondering if i will truely see the difference based on my computer usage.

For the mobo, can you expand on why that one vs. all the other options? since it's a micro atx, am i losing a lot? Also you went for 8gb of ram vs 16gb suggested by Nismo, what's your thought on that?

thanks!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Help finalize my Black Friday build purchase"

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Ya, and the danger of that is waiting too long for a good deal, or buying at spots where they charge crazy shipping. I wonder if price matching will work.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Help finalize my Black Friday build purchase"

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks again for your help. What's your experience with black friday? Is it worth spending a lot of time that day looking for good prices? Do they pop up for a limited time (30-60mins) and then they are gone? I'm guessing crazy promotions like ssd 250gb 30$ reduction means they will run out of stock fairly quickly.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Help finalize my Black Friday build purchase"

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Hello and thank you for your help! The cheaper motherboard, what exactly is cheaper? I will try to compare them, but I have a hard time pointing out what is important

For the RAM, im not against 16gb, but why corsair? Actually, i have no clue why i should select one brand over another. I guess the "2400" isnt too important?

I have a 1tb hd at home, but if they reduce the prices on black friday i will be getting a 500gb ssd.

The gpu upgrade, will i really benefit here? it's still an extra 100$. Also, i checked an article (tomshardware?) that rated the gtx above radeon in this category if i recall correctly.

For the case i am willing to spend 125$~ if it benefits, but then again im not sure if it will really make my build look more sick.

For the psu, doubt i will ever add a second gpu, and i think the 750w was really close to the 650, hence why i picked it.

For the CPU, do you think i would benefit a lot from paying more for a 6600k? especially with overclocking?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need a new CPU for an old computer"

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

I see your point, maybe i'll go for this option.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need a new CPU for an old computer"

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

If I look at the minimum requirements for DOTA2, my current gpu is more than enough. But then again, their minimum CPU is a dual core 2.8ghz and I have better, so not sure how accurate that is.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need a new CPU for an old computer"

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

As for spending money, I'd rather spend 75$ and have a working pc then spend 0$ and have the pc sitting there doing nothing

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need a new CPU for an old computer"

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

So i assume that my xeon can be overclocked? I'll have to research how to do this as i've never done it.

Also, I was thinking the CPU i linked was a huge upgrade. I did a benchmark test on both my old and the one linked and my old gets a 2800~ score while the one linked 4200~. Does this mean nothing?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need a new CPU for an old computer"

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

I currently have the XEON CPU, the core 2 quad that i linked is one that i'm thinking could replace the xeon.

I currently have DDR2, and i didnt want to start changing the motherboard because i am already going to build a new computer. My current computer will be a 2nd computer for friends when they come over to game. I have a retail version of Windows.

So my question is basically if the CPU's i linked would work, if they are a good upgrade, and if they will be compatible with my motherboard. sorry if my post wasnt clear!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Reformated, and now Windows Updates don't work.."

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

It never asks me to restart since the checking for update keeps spinning

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Reformated, and now Windows Updates don't work.."

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

What am I supposed to look for in that hotfix rollup page? I am kind of lost..

As for the Windows Update Agent, I downloaded it but I am not sure what it's supposed to have done.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Computer shuts down after a few seconds/minutes"

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

i did not know i could check my cpu temperature until i started looking in the bios. I will definitely reorganize my pc and take the above steps you mentioned. Once again, thanks again for your help!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Computer shuts down after a few seconds/minutes"

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

It is fixed (i hope)!

it is no longer shutting down on its own.. so the issue seems to be that the cpu was over heating.

Thank you all for your help!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Computer shuts down after a few seconds/minutes"

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

So i tried taking out my cpu, blowing on the cpu fan, and then i reinstalled my cpu fan in a different way (rotated it 180°), and now its running at 65° and the cpu fan turns at 1781rpm. perhaps when i took it out the other day i put it back wrong? But even then, i doubt placing a fan in a different way really impacts?

As of now, it hasnt shut down, so lets see if this will fix it.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Computer shuts down after a few seconds/minutes"

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

So I just went in my bios and noticed that my cpu temperature was at 60° celcius. It then started to go up until it reached 110°, after which it shut down. I have a feeling this is my issue??

Does anyone know how this is even possible? my cpu fan does spin so..

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Computer shuts down after a few seconds/minutes"

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

I will try that later tonight. If that doesn't work, do you think replacing the motherboard could be a fix? Basically, i want to get this pc running! But if it'll cost nee ram, cpu, and motherboard, then i might forget it

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Computer shuts down after a few seconds/minutes"

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

When i looked at the guide they mentioned switching some sort of cap which would currently be on two pins onto two other pins (including 1 already used pin). When i look on my motherboard, i only see two pins total, therefore i don't see how i can change it. If ever you're way into it we can always skype and i can show you what happens :)

I am currently building another PC as i was planning on doing so either way, but i would love to keep this one as a second pc. If you enjoy building pc's, feel free to take a look!

https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/user/Cedrik20/saved/WBLRsY

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Computer shuts down after a few seconds/minutes"

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

I must be blind as I was unable to find this

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Computer shuts down after a few seconds/minutes"

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

I checked the manual and it doesn't say much. It just indicated how to install the different parts. The ''Memory'' section is very short and simple, unless I'm missing something.

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