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Comment reply on Forum Topic "Thoughts on Push/Pull Setup?"

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Push pull does not have the thermal performance gains to justify the cost. Using stock fan locations on a heatsink/radiator is sufficient.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Msi 1050 ti 2 way sli?"

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

1050 ti does not support SLI, hence why you cannot find any benchmarks for it.

Theoretically, the 1050 TI is on par with a 660 Ti, which the 660 Ti does support SLI, and performs(660 TI SLI) about the same as a single gtx 970. Thus the assumption can be made 1050 TI SLI ≈ 970

Comment reply on Forum Topic "How can I delete the administrator account from my windows 10 while my account in a standard type?"

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Create a New User to Save Account Files

Use the guide to make a new admin account.

After logging into this new admin account you can go under: Windows Settings > Accounts > Family & other people, then change the account type of desired account to administrator.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Gtx 1060 6gb + which cpu.."

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

Pertaining to the build, probably an i5 4590

i5 6600K should you go to skylake.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Kingston HyperX Cloud 1 VS cloud core (sound quality)"

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

The HyperX Cloud 1 and the Cloud Core are the same model of headset/microphone.

good quality sound and good mic. So is tere any differene between the 2 at sound quality?

Both are based off the same headset so sound and mic quality will be identical to each other. Example of the microphone quality

You can make the choice of choosing either the Cloud 1 if you want the accessories, or the Cloud Core if you do not care for the accessories.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Cooler Master Hyper 212X or Noctua NH-L9i"

  • 41 months ago
  • 0 points

Hyper 212X out of the given two.

I would recommend saving some money and going either 212 evo, Cryorig H7 or Cryorig M9i(intel) / M9a(AMD). The Cryorig alternatives have equal thermal performance to the 212X whilst looking better and cheaper.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Gaming PC, SSD, and HDD. To Raid or not to Raid?"

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

I heard 5400 actually perform better oftentimes as they can transfer more data at slower speed than less data at faster speeds.

I'm not sure were you heard this from, but it seems inherently false as the read/write speeds on a 7200rpm drive are higher compared to a 5400rpm drive per higher rotational speeds(WD blue 7200 VS WD green 5400).

I would recommend just getting a Seagate barracuda 7200 1TB or WD blue 7200 1TB, does not matter which you get as both have similar performance just choose whichever is cheaper.

Also would you short stroke the hdd?

I have rarely seen this be used in general consumer applications, I can only assume it appeals to a niche market.

Just regular defragmentation of the HDD will be enough to keep things running fast since the read/write head will not need to seek fragmented files(defragmenting once every few weeks/months should be sufficient).

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Gaming PC, SSD, and HDD. To Raid or not to Raid?"

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Set both of them as separate drives and install games accordingly. Have your SSD as your Boot drive loaded with the OS and the HDD as your mass storage for programs which do not need the fast loading speeds a SSD offers.

I presume you need to store the game locally. So a AAA title could be 50gb. 3 games will max out my SSD. So how does this work guys?

You can create separate directories for Steam to install games to, setting a directory on your SSD and HDD.

Before installing any said game, Steam will ask you whether to install it onto your SSD or HDD. You can choose accordingly per game.

Do you Raid0? Or do you constantly copy games between ssd and hdd depending on what you wanna play?

No on Raid 0. Yes to the latter.

One does not copy games constantly per se, but one would install games onto your SSD or HDD depending if the game requires fast loading times.

For example, Battlefield 4 would preferably be installed onto the SSD as beginning of each match the game needs to load the entire map which will take ~30 seconds on an SSD versus an HDD which would take ~1+ minutes. Where if you install a single player game such as The Binding of Isaac, which does not really need the high read speeds an SSD offers, would be installed onto your HDD. These are just examples, as to wherever your games get installed to is at your discretion.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Question about Windows 10"

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Right Click "C:\" >> Properties >> Location >> Move... >> Reselect the original documents folder

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Fitting of Cryorig H5"

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Correct, should you choose to use the H5 Ultimate(not sure if low profile ram would be affected the same) .

However, Cryorig does offer a H5 Universal which is a version of the H5 with no RAM slot interference(stands at 160mm tall as well) by using a thinner fan. I would suggest switching to the Universal version should you wish to fill up all the ram slots, either now or in the future.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Cryhorig H5 Universal"

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes. Will be able to handle the 6700K overclocked as well.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Best white cpu cooler"

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, C7 will keep the processor cooler thus running at lower noise levels compared to the stock cooler.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Best white cpu cooler"

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

C7 as you have a locked processor. Will be sufficient enough in keeping it cool.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Best white cpu cooler"

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes. However, extra shipping costs will probably be applied.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Best white cpu cooler"

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Ordering is the same, just from the US version of the website.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Best white cpu cooler"

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

My bad for not checking the build beforehand.

Cryorig C7 | Cryorig C1 You will need to look at US vendors for these though.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "CRYORIG H7"

  • 42 months ago
  • 4 points

Same direction, so the fans are pushing and pulling air through the heatsink(hence push pull configurations). I would not do this configuration as thermal performance gains are marginal to not justify the cost.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Which Video card is better?"

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

The PNY will be marginally better. The 3GB version of the GTX 1060 has 1152 cores, while the 6GB version has 1280 cores which relates to more performance(only in this scenario) as they are both 1060 chips.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "How do you clear CMOS on Msi z170 g45 board?"

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Yes. Image explaining how

There should be a locking mechanism in which pushing on said mechanism will allow the battery to pop out.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "How do you clear CMOS on Msi z170 g45 board?"

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

There should be some batteries above the bottom PCI-E 3.0 connector(metal plated one). Those are the cmos batteries in where removing them and putting them back is the same as clearing.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Minimum video card needed for 4k video?"

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Most modern GPU's can handle 4k video playback as usually the gpu will be handling the workload. An iGPU such as Intel HD4000 is capable of 4k video playback.

max resolution on displayport is 2560x1600

It's the maximum limit. Any resolution displayed above, such as 4K video playback, will be downscaled.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "HGST vs WD BLUE"

  • 42 months ago
  • 4 points

Get the WD blue.

HGST and Western Digital are both excellent and reliable HDD manufacturers. HGST is owned by Western Digital.

Comparing them the WD Blue is better in performance as the Travelstar is meant for use in mobile situations such as a laptop(2.5in Form Factor), hence the name: Travelstar. WD blues are very reliable, as I have one my self which has been running for 4 years.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "built in graphics"

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Correct, this does have integrated graphics, it is located in the northbridge: AMD 760G(chipset)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Looking to upgrade to Kaby lake or Zen next year..."

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Reading Material & Instructions on how to

Yes, but it seems as if it will only be allowed a certain number of times as to accommodate hardware failures which need replacement(or full hardware changes) . Most likely there will be a limit of reactivation until you have to purchase another licence again.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "White Skylake MoBo?"

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

Only other one i know is Asus Z97 Mark S, if you can find it.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Looking to upgrade to Kaby lake or Zen next year..."

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Zen going to use DDR4

AM4 will support DDR4.

Zen processors can beat the i5-6500 in gaming and rendering

Speculation only, but 40% ipc increase will put zen on par with ivybridge / haswell, gaming performance could be similar and would most likely beat the 6500 in rendering as SMT(similar to Intel Hyperthreading) will allow more threads to be utilized.

AMD's Zen processors then I will have to get a new motherboard and windows license

With windows 10 anniversary update, you can tie the OS key to your microsoft account thus allowing activation on a new machine by just signing in with said account.

AMD 6 core or 8 core processor, will I get faster render times without having to sacrifice fps on games

Only benchmarks will tell.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Intel cpu question"

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Certain limit, set by Intel. Usually the chip will have a Base Clock and a Boost Clock(Max Turbo Frequency) on it's specifications. The chip will automatically boost itself given load, thermal and power headroom.

Manual overclocking is needed for custom user set speeds.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "has anyone ever attempted liquid nitrogen cooling?"

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, it's used in extreme overclocking competitions and by people who want to break records. Here are some examples of overclockers using LN2: 1 | 2

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Graphics Card Information (Need response asap)"

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Complete rip off. 8800 GS is severely outdated and outperformed by a Gtx 950 at same/lower price you are getting it.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Can't Save To My Internal Hard Drive"

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

Try initializing the drive.

  • Right click the windows menu and choose "disk management" or search "computer management" then go to disk management.
  • You can see an uninitialized disk, right click it and initialize. This should make the disk unallocated.
  • Then right click the same drive and choose "New simple volume". You can use MBR for 1TB HDD.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Difference between Hyper X Cloud models??"

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

If you really want the white and black colour, then get the Cloud ones. You won't be losing anything in sound quality, just the microphone will be different. The microphone is still decent, just not as good as the Cloud II's.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Case Fan Wanted"

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Would an AF or an SP fan be more suitable to keep the temps down?

Using AF fan for exhaust and intake would be more than enough. SP is static pressure which is more geared towards pushing air through things such as a HDD cage or heatsink fin array.

I would recommend against corsair AF / SP fans as they are mediocre in spec and outperformed by Coolermaster's Sickleflow(higher cfm, lower noise, static pressure) fans at a cheaper price point.

Fan CFM DBA Static pressure
Sickleflow 120 69.00 CFM 19.0 dbA 2.94 mmH2O
Corsair AF 140 66.40 CFM 25.5 dbA 0.80mmH2O
Corsair SP 140 49.49 CFM 29.3 dbA not found*

You should have 140mm or 120mm fans in the front intake(2x) and rear exhaust(1x) of the case. I would recommend these fans as well: Lepa bol.quiet(must use rubber screw) , Aerocool DS(140mm preferred, expensive though)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Will Cryorig r1 Ultimate fit in s340?"

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

No, in default configuration. The cryorig R1 ultimate stands at 168.3mm tall, while the S340 has a maximum CPU clearance of 161mm.

You could move the fans on the R1 all the way down and possibly fit the cooler as the cooler stands ~160mm with fans all the way down.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Which card should I get?"

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

Could get a RX 480, releases on june 29, which is comparable to a gtx 980 in performance. Also the RX 480 is priced at 199$(4GB) or 229$(8GB).

Comment reply on Forum Topic "No more gaming headsets!"

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Skullcandy PLYR 1, Sennheiser RS series, Sennheiser urbanite are some that seem to be worth from reviews.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "No more gaming headsets!"

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

Reading material

best bang for your buck headphone

Superlux HD668b

best bang for your buck mic

Zalman zm-mic1, modmic. For usb, try blue snowball

wireless

don't know of any decent wireless headphones without a price premium.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Question about wiping hard drive"

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

You can find the product key by copy pasting this into notepad

Set WshShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
MsgBox ConvertToKey(WshShell.RegRead("HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\DigitalProductId"))

Function ConvertToKey(Key)
Const KeyOffset = 52
i = 28
Chars = "BCDFGHJKMPQRTVWXY2346789"
Do
Cur = 0
x = 14
Do
Cur = Cur * 256
Cur = Key(x + KeyOffset) + Cur
Key(x + KeyOffset) = (Cur \ 24) And 255
Cur = Cur Mod 24
x = x -1
Loop While x >= 0
i = i -1
KeyOutput = Mid(Chars, Cur + 1, 1) & KeyOutput
If (((29 - i) Mod 6) = 0) And (i <> -1) Then
i = i -1
KeyOutput = "-" & KeyOutput
End If
Loop While i >= 0
ConvertToKey = KeyOutput
End Function

then saving it File -> Save As, change the “Save as type” to “All Files” and then name it productkey.vbs

Take note of the product key as you can use it to reactivate windows 8 again.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Question about wiping hard drive"

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

You could probably just reformat the drive and put a fresh install of windows OS. Keep track of the product key as you can use it again to reactivate.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Tiny little heatsinks."

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

Try VGA Ram heatsinks, should be small enough for the memory modules on the ssd.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Rx 480 or GTX 1070?"

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Separate "it:" from " http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/list/RWgzyf " putting a space works. The link is being read as "it:http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/list/RWgzyf" not "it: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/list/RWgzyf"

Wait for RX480 benchmarks to come out, although at 1080p you can't go wrong with either.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Fan for h7"

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Aerocool DS 120 Red seems fitting of the description.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "which cherry mx switch do you recommend for me?"

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Brown switches will cut back in noise compared to blues but still retain the tactile bump just without the click.

While not entirely white, Cooler Master Quickfire Rapid-i does have white backlighting.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Cryorig R1 universal"

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Both fans should be spinning. There should have been a pwm fan Y-splitter to connect both fans to the cpu fan header on your motherboard.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Do Intel CPU's have the same single-core performance across the board?"

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Single core performance will be roughly the same as the chips are lesser binned variants of each other. An i5 could be a i7, but didn't pass certain quality standards(e.g not being stable with hyperthreading).

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Boot SSDs worth it?"

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

I think it's worth getting a SSD for boot and possibly for loading applications as well, since SSDs are way more affordable now(10~20sec boot times is very convenient). I would suggest getting a 64GB+ SSD as the OS files do tend to expand and to have some room for other programs.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "How do can I reliably compare different generation GPUs"

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

To compare different GPU's would be to look at synthetic and gaming benchmarks. You can use sites such as userbenchmark to get an idea for how different cards perform against each other.

As for your 380 being a bit loud, you could just set a custom fan curve using a program such as MSi afterburner.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "New/First build. OS on HDD and want to move to SSD"

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Is there a way to move just the OS

There is no way to move the OS itself, you have to clone the entire HDD onto SSD. Another way(Which i recommend, and personally done) is a clean install. Re-installing the OS onto your SSD(Can still use same product key to activate), reinstalling drivers, and moving select pieces of information from HDD → SSD. A clean install ensures that the SSD is partitioned correctly for use with a SSD(Instead of HDD if cloning).

I would just like to avoid having to download and install all the drivers and software again.

You will still have to reinstall drivers so it's configured for use with the new SSD. Programs can still be accessed from their existing install on HDD.

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