Simply applying new thermal paste did it... didn't know thermal paste was so important!
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?
Damn, that large? Maybe I'll look into the subreddit to purchase some parts.
That's a great price. Why don't they just sell it on Ebay for more than that?
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%.
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.
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.
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?
just saw your msg. I have two of them. Is it even worth it for you with shipping and all?
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.
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.
On top of that I think it was like 150$++
Yup exactly that one. Has a million wires and broke down in no time. I must admit when they did work they were awesome.
As much as I love he marketing of Razer, all of their products that I've bought have broken down on me. About 5 mouse and 1 headset.
ty for this video. I will be building my own skylake pc..when it's back in stock!
alright thank you and e. for your help! i would of never thought the case wouldn't have a spot for it
Damn.... So many people are buying this case.. i thought all cases still had bays. Is this surprising to you? i guess ill have to let it loose to install windows
Ya i am going with the 6600k, but as of now it's out of stock everywhere :(
I have the means to buy either one. but i am debating between the two i5 models, not i5 or i7. I mostly game
I have the same question, here are my answers:
oc yes eventually
crossfire i doubt it
fan control no need
plan on spending around 200cdn
future upgrades...not sure, i only plan to OC when it starts underperforming
note: with the latest mir for this motherboard i think it's a good buy
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
Is there something like this but for Canadians? :)
Can someone explain to me why the ITX boards are getting so much attention? I'm a gamer here with no plans to ever move my PC around, so I was thinking, why would I want to get an ITX board? When I look at the differences between ITX and ATX, I see the ATX is a bit more expensive (25-50$) 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?
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.
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?
Here is another build based on the suggestions provided:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
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 :)
Also, is this directly correlated?
Will my CPU Load go down if my CPU temperature goes down due to a better CPU Fan?
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?
I am pretty sure it is seated properly (all 4 legs are in, and it's spinning @ 1600 in the bios)
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?
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.
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.
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?
I see your point, maybe i'll go for this option.
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.
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
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?
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!
There is also this that I could get:
It never asks me to restart since the checking for update keeps spinning
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.
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!
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!
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.
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..
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
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!
I must be blind as I was unable to find this
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.