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  1. Build help

    I am set on the cpu and thanks to @Basard on his case post I pick his case. I was wondering If there anything I should change before the new cpu become available. I am not too worry about the monitor since I will change it at a later date when I went with VR PCPartPicker part list: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/7dMQm8 Price breakdown by merchant: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/7dMQm8/by_merchant/ CPU: Intel - Core i7-8700K 3.7GHz 6-Core Processor ($399.89 @ B&H) CPU Cooler: be quiet! - Dark Rock Pro 3 67.8 CFM Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler ($79.39 @ OutletPC) Motherboard: Asus - ROG Strix Z370-H Gaming ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($169.99 @ Amazon) Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($99.88 @ OutletPC) Storage: Samsung - 850 EVO 500GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($169.00 @ Amazon) Video Card: MSI - GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB GAMING X Video Card ($774.87 @ OutletPC) Case: Anidees - AI Crystal (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($114.99 @ Newegg Marketplace) Power Supply: EVGA - SuperNOVA P2 850W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($133.98 @ Newegg) Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($89.89 @ OutletPC) Monitor: Asus - VG248QE 24.0" 1920x1080 144Hz Monitor ($258.99 @ SuperBiiz) Total: $2290.87 Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts Sorry copy paste did not come out right. I will try to fix it tomorrow when I am able to use my laptop
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  3. Build help

    Hey all, So I recently picked up a 1080ti card and boy does my game run so much better now. With that card power comes the opportunity to play in 4k. What I have gathered is I need a 4k monitor that has support for HDR and 1-4 ms of response time. I am looking for a screen that's 24-32 inches in size. Would anyone have any suggestions on monitors that fit those two criteria? Keep in mind I'd like nice colours and such....why pay hundreds/thousands to have washed out colours? Thanks!
  4. Hey guys, I know there is a lot of knowledge to tap into here in the SCB forums. I have had a few conversations with close friends about their opinions and knowledge on various current hardware and want to continue hearing what I should aim for. This is all for a new rig. I am going with a budget of $4,000 for the tower. This is going to be a gaming computer, so I am looking for high performance and graphics integrity. The tower is going to support three 30" 2k monitors (I don't think 4k is in reasonable price range yet). Case: Still looking - want something that is visually appealing (show off cooling/components) CPU: i9 or Ryzen? (Friends suggest the Threadrippers) Discussions I saw here on SCB say i7 is good for SC - I am still learning what the differences are between all options RAM: 32GB or I just may go to 64GB because reasons (memory is so cheap!) SSD: Samsung M.2 2TB (Samsung 960 PRO?) - looking to have more M.2s connected in the future, maybe one (smaller) that is SC only HDD: Looking for a mass storage (maybe 10TB) array in a RAID parity, can come later (months) after initial build Motherboard: Looking at a GIGABYTE one - something that gives me the versatility I am looking for GFX: 1080Ti (x2) - looking for 2k at 100+ FPS (3 monitors) Cooling: I want to go all liquid cooling, maybe multiple circuits. PSU: I have not looked into a power supply yet, waiting to see what the rest demands with room to add more stuff later. Again, this is early in developing what I want and I am always welcome to suggestions. I want this thing to be upgradeable, particularly to add to it (M.2 SSDs and HDs for example). I already have keyboard, mouse, HOTAS, and G27 to plug into this thing. Looking forward to see what the minds in SCB present!
  5. Build help

    Corsair Neutron NX500 Is the Fastest SSD Ever Made by the Company – Peaks Out at 3,000MB/s
  6. AS titled, looking for T16000M dual stick script
  7. This will be a shorter thread than the other two I started. It should just be the basics of building your own gaming computer and I hope it gets pinned. The others are for those of us who have already built their rigs and want to modify or augment. This one is just about building your first rig. I'll have building videos, links, and some troubleshooting advice. Everybody feel free to contribute, but keep it on track as a noob thread. Assume ignorance of the process, but don't denigrate anybody. Usually, Tom's Hardware has lots of good info and advice. Here are just the basics. Cooling options for your CPU can be found in the other thread Computer rig accessories. First things first, how much do you want to spend and when do you want this computer ready to use. so, start here to get an idea of how much money you could be spending depending on the level of gaming computer you want. http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/the-guide-build-your-own-pc/ <-- this being said, use pcpartpicker.com to spec out your computer before you start buying components. It's pretty good at telling you where the best prices can be found. EVGA has many components to build a whole computer out of so check their B-stock page for deals to help keep your costs down or better performance for your allocated money. CPUs: https://elitegamingcomputers.com/the-best-gaming-cpus/ GPUs: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/best-gpus,4380.html Computer cases: Aesthetics, volume usage, and number of fan spaces are important. You can use a micro-ITX or Full Tower. Don't go with a really cheap brand though: http://www.tomshardware.com/t/cases/ This first video is pretty easy to follow. Okay got all those components installed the way they should be? POST beep codes Computer won't post, crap! Time to troubleshoot. Remember these steps: Fault/Isolate; Remove/Replace; Test/Verify. google this: "computer will not post" to find loads of info http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000607.htm https://www.computerforum.com/threads/tech-guide-diagnosing-a-pc-which-will-not-post-or-start.209946/ old, but still relevant If it starts but keeps shutting down of maybe you broke it
  8. Build help

    While I'm saving up for a super-build in a few years time, I got a cash gift of 150 pounds a few weeks ago and been thinking about upgrading my rig. I dusted it off and added the processor and now the specs are as follows: Mobo - Asus P8P67 (REV 3.1) CPU - i7 3770k RAM - Kingston 16GB DDR3 1600Hz (2x8GB) -> https://www.kingston.com/en/memory/search/?partid=kvr16n11/8 GPU - ATI Radeon HD 6970 2GB twin frozr (MSI) PSU - Mushkin 750W My question is this... what component can I upgrade to improve my SC and gaming experience within the 150 pound budget? Would it be worth getting a mid-range GPU around the 150 pound price range like the GTX 1050Ti 4GB?
  9. Build help

    Hey folks, I was wondering if anyone could help me with something. I build my rig a year ago and everything was going great. Everything was softly purring like a content kitten. Lately my FractalDesign Kelvin T12 AIO CPU cooler's pump has become rather noisy and I don't know what the problem is and what to do. When i boot up its running quiet for a bit... then there's a sort of.. *splorch* sound of liquid moving and then the pump starts whirring like an angry fat bumblebee. Ive checked the connections and everything is still secured tightly and there's luckily no leaks. The thought of trapped air in the pump has crossed my mind but I'm unsure how to fix that. I still need to check if the level of coolant is still good though according to the manual it only needs a refill every 2 years or so. any thoughts? Thx!
  10. My current dedicated Star Citizen SSD died a month or so ago and I had to reinstall on a slower spinning HDD. I'm interested in picking up a new SSD for my OS, and give Star Citizen my old OS SSD. Because my mobo supports M.2 I think it might be nice to get one of those. Mobo: GA-Z97MX-Gaming 5 (rev. 1.0) M.2 Specifications: M.2 PCIe connector (Socket 3, M key, type 2242/2260/2280 SATA & PCIe SSD support) Every time an M.2 drive pops up on a sale site for $40 people call it "Slow" and "Not worth the money" and when I go to the review sites, their recommended M.2 drives are double the price for 4x the read speeds but I cant tell if my system will support all its fancy features. I'm having a hard time determining what M.2 read speeds would be ideal for me without being "Not worth the money" or "Overkill" for my current hardware and price range. Right now I'm looking at: MyDigitalSSD BPX 80mm (2280) M.2 PCI Express 3.0 x4 (PCIe Gen3 x4) NVMe MLC SSD (240GB) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01M4OO1FT/ It touted a lot of features like PCI Express® Gen 3 x4 which I don't know if my board even supports. Edit: Reading an amazon review they state to get the max performance of the above drive I need to make sure my M.2 slot supports 4x lanes (not clear on the Mobo's documents), and has NVMe support (I thought Windows 10 covered that). Am I wasting my money on M.2 and should just stick with SATA SSD's? Should I wait for a game changing tech around the corner?
  11. Build help

    Hello Pilots, I'm on my way to build/Modify my Arrozi Verona to include my Saitek X55 HOTAS. While I spend many hours to look around on the web what was already build for various gaming chair, I started to wonder what would be the best to place the joystick, on the right side or in the middle between legs? I think I would feel more confortable to place the joystick on the right, but if any of you already made the test I would be interrested to know which place you choose and why? Fly Safe!
  12. Build help

    So, I am looking at a possible job that would have me on the road several days a week on some weeks. As such, I am looking at portable flight solutions. I have 3 or so power gaming laptops I am looking at so that part is handled. But, I need some sort of flight control system that is somewhat portable other than a gamepad. I have never liked gamepads myself and would rather do mouse/keypad. But, my preference is something stick based. Anyone have ideas? The x-56 allows you to detach the stick from it's base. But, overall, the thing is very bulky and I would prefer something more portable. Just looking for ideas from other folks. Preference is for something portable and stick based. Some ideas on some solutions I have looked at: X-56: I like that the stick can detach from it's base, but even with that, it is still pretty bulky. T16000m/FCWS: I like the low profile of the throttle and inexpensiveness of the stick if I have to replace it but would probably need to construct some sort of padded 'brace'/carrier to protect the stick. G13/Orbweaver/Tarterus Keypad: I like this as an option combined with a good multi-button mouse or inexpensive stick Logitech 3D Extreme: This used to be my main stay until I started doing HOTAS. The nice thing is that it is easy and cheap to replace if broken in transit Multi-button/MMO mouse: I prefer stick based flying for the more 'natural' feel but could probably train myself to use a mouse if needed Gamepad: Non-starter for me. This is one of the main reasons I have never been able to play on a console. I don't know what it is about a gamepad, but I just can't do it. I will probably intermix Voice Attack as wel. This will mean I'll need 2 buttons for voice. One for VA and one for voice Comms. Can folks think of other ideas or have experiences with anything like the ones I mentioned in a mobile kind of flight solution?
  13. Build help

    I am looking on how to upgrade my gaming experience, under a budget of $500.00. Here are my current stats. Operating System: Windows 8.1 Processor: Intel Core i5 - 3330 CPU@ 3.00GHz 3.00GHz RAM 8 GB System 64 bit. Graphics: Nvidia Geforce 640 Harddrive Memory: 904 GB Power Supply: Unknown, but known that it is maxed out on current Graphics card Maker: Gateway Motherboard: DX4870
  14. Alright, I know I have a different thread about SSD's, i'm sorry if this counts as spam, but this is a somewhat different topic, so I thought it deserved a different topic. My current computer is essentially 5 years old. I originally wanted to upgrade to a new processor, as I have an old 3rd Gen. i5-3570k 3.4ghz processor. However, obviously the problems that came up are that my motherboard is not compatible with modern intel processors, so I need to upgrade that too. This brought up ANOTHER problem. All of my RAM is currently DDR3, and all of the motherboards that I am seeing that are compatible with the most recent processors, require DDR4 RAM. So, below i've listed what I currently have, and what I think i'm going to upgrade to after doing a bit of researching. I believe everything is viable, but I absolutely welcome suggestions or comments. 16GB DDR3 RAM Current motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme 6 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157295 Thought for new motherboard: GIGABYTE G1 Gaming GA-Z170X-Gaming 7 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128835&ignorebbr=1 New Processor: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0136JONG8/ref=psdc_229189_t3_B012M8LXQW?th=1 - Decided on 3.4 since it is cheaper, and apparently less likely to overheat without water cooling Current RAM: 4 4GB G.Skill Ripjaw DDR3 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231314 Thought for new RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231929 Also, while this isn't so much of a hardware question, I was curious about cases. I currently have a Rosewill Challenger Mid-Tower http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147153 - it is a decent case, but I now have a Geforce 980ti, and am looking to go into SSD's (this case was not designed for 2.5" compatibility). Would anyone suggest anything for a new case, or to keep the one that I have? I know that the new motherboard will fit in the space, but it is pretty tight with the GPU that I have. I was looking at either the ThermalTake MK-1 > http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811133191&ignorebbr=1 Or the COOLER MASTER HAF932 or HAFX (still not entirely sure what the differences are between them, aside from slight size difference, and side panel. I really appreciate any input. I know that i've been harassing you all a bit with requests for input with parts and such, but I don't want to build the wrong build, as this will be the first time I do any sort of upgrade to my PC. I built the original, but it has been 5 years, so I am far from a pro, and i've been out of the loop for awhile.
  15. I came across this SC performance and tweaking guide by YouTuber 'BoredGamer' and the results are astounding. Guide No.1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8K9Xfn6YlQ Guide no 2: https://www.redacted.tv/how-to-set-up-star-citizen-performance-guide/ Previously, my son could only run SC in 1080p at the lowest graphic setting, now he's running it at 1080p with the highest graphic settings and its smoother than before. It took about 40 minutes to complete the process, but the results are clearly worth the effort. If this has been posted before then apologies in advance. Enjoy.
  16. Build help

    So, i've been looking into SSD's a bit more seriously with all of the sales going on. Per @Gremlich's advice I am solely looking at Samsung, and Crucial - though i've pretty much ruled out Samsung as it is significantly out of my price range for very little memory. I am looking at 2.5" Internal SATA 3's However, I am curious about differences within the SSD's themselves. Looking at Crucial they have several different models. M4, MX100, MX200, MX300, etc. Does anyone have any input on which of these are the best, worst, otherwise and why? Or if there really isn't all much difference between them? Also, as far as my build itself goes, I am thinking 250gb for Windows operating system, keeping my current 500gb for videos, pictures, etc, and I am thinking 500gb SSD for gaming - but I am also curious if anyone thinks it would be worth saving up the additonal to get 750-1TB. I know this is a lot of questions, but any and all input would be much appreciated. I am trying to keep this practically expensive, but I can't really seem to find much about SSD's quality versus cost, and the reviews on Newegg are still fairly new, except for the stuff that has been out for years now. EDIT: Upon further investigation, i've decided that I am also considering the Samsung 850EVO - I thought vertical meant it had to be mounted a certain way.
  17. Build help

    I am looking for an upgrade to my current GPU (r9 280) to be able to run SC at 1440 p with decent frame rates. Right now, I can play at 1080 p with medium settings and poor frames. What would be the most cost effective option for doing this? Would it be the 480 or would it be the 1070? Could a 980ti handle it? When this done, could a run a second(1080p) monitor for watching streams etc. (I am a complete noob when it comes to computers and I do not know whether this creates a lot of extra strain).
  18. If you are looking to upgrade your power supply and aren't sure what the minimum is or what options you might have, EVGA has a questionnaire to help you out (ostensibly to sell you something, of course) http://www.evga.com/power-meter/ after you complete the EVGA questionnaire, you'll get a discount coupon to use if you buy a power supply through EVGA's website. Here's something to keep in mind - After I purchased my GTX970 SSC and registered it, I got a 50% off coupon from EVGA to use when buying an EVGA power supply AND an EVGA mouse. I got the 850 G2 power supply and their X10 Torq mouse for $119 total cost, free shipping, to me after discount. here's their current B-stock for 900-series cards
  19. Feedback Wanted

    So, I'm building my new rig an was wanting some feedback on it. Here are the components. Gigabyte GTX 1080 G1 Intel i7-6800K NZXT Kraken X61 (ASUS ROG Strix x99 or Gigabyte x99 Designare EX) I haven't decided yet what I want yet. Corsair Vengence LED DDR4 3200 Acer Predator x34 Monitor be quiet! Dark Base Pro 900
  20. Hello, I was wondering if buying this server http://www.ebay.com/itm/HP-Proliant-DL380-G6-Server-2x2-66GHz-Quad-Core-X5550-48GB-P-410-2PS-2-Trays-/181984594472?hash=item2a5f208a28 and putting an R7 370 4GB video card and plain 1 TB hard drive in it would make it usable as a cheap rig for star citizen? thanks
  21. Build help

    Hey Hoping someone could advise me on some joystick mounts This is my current setup (running dual T16000m joysticks) and I feel like I can't be precise enough, the only place for my right joystick is on my large mousepad and I constantly move it depending what game I'm playing. I was thinking of getting some kind of table mount so I could lover the joysticks and rest my arms on the armchair, that way I would only be moving my hand on the joystick but not the whole arm like i'm doing now. That itself doesn't have to be difficult, just take some measurements on what height I want it to be and find the necessary items in the next hardware store but the problem is that I play also a lot of fps games, mainly Counter Strike and I would like to be able to slide the joystick away when I'm not using so It's not in the way of my mouse. Same goes if I would just be doing 'on foot' scenario in Star Citizen. That got me to think of some kind of floor mount with slider that I could slide way down when I'm not using it but then I have the problem with the 'base', that it has to be heavy but yet may not be too big to be constantly in my way. This is my last resort as I've googled this matter and there are a lot of DIY projects but none that I've found that appeals to me, the closest I've found regarding usefulness and being easy is also in attachments, this is a table mount which seems to be able to be adjusted how far you want to go down but I still don't like the idea of taking the clamps on and off every time I'm flying or doing on foot battles. I've also looked into chair mounts but I would prefer to have my chair free and keep everything on the table Any advice on this matter would be greatly appreciated Thanks Óskar
  22. Build help

    I've been searching the interwebz for the whole day and haven't found what I'm looking for. I want a 4 port (2 USB 3.0 and 2 USB 2.0) internal header to rear panel slot mount. Has anyone seen one of these? I have found one 4 port USB 3.0 but I only have one more USB 3.0 internal header.
  23. Build help

    I'm new to PC construction and I am looking to upgrade my computer. However, before I go wildly spending hundreds of dollars, I like to know your opinion on what to upgrade. My PC: R 280 (3GB) i5-4670K ( 3.4 GHZ, 6 MB cache, LGA 1150, not overclocked)- with intel stock cooler B85M-P33 ( motherboard, mini-atx) 8 GB Ram 1 tb hardrive RX-700AC-8 power supply, 700 watts. PS: I would rather upgrade one part at a time, however, I do understand that certain parts must be upgraded together (motherboard for new CPU socket, etc.)
  24. EVGA has this over on their website - a "Power Meter" that can help you determine just how much power you should be buying, at a minimum, when considering a power supply. I tried it out to see if my 750W was sufficient to run a GTX970 SSC, an FX-8350, 970 chipset, 16 GB DDR3 1600 RAM, 2 SSDs and 3 HDD of storage. Of course, it's all to sell you a power supply, but, FWiW, after going through the questionnaire, I got a 20% off coupon to get an EVGA power supply (except b-stock) from their website rated between 600W and 750W. You can even refine your query by Efficiency (gold, bronze) and series as well. So, my current rig has the power it needs.
  25. The issue is Windows 10's digital driver check certification. Here's how to beat it. I had the same problem when trying to load the drivers for an Acer G257HU 1440p/144Hz monitor. (yeah, generic PnP drivers - don't care for them) This is the solution to temporarily disable the digital signature verification check. At first, this solution did NOT work because when i got to the point where I could select an option by selecting 7 or F7 on my keyboard, my keyboard, I found, had been disabled. After mucking around with some other solutions, I noticed that my "num lock" was on, so, I went into my BIOS and set the "num lock" to "off". Saved/Exited and rebooted after this. Then I tried the solution again and lo! it worked and I was able to install the drivers for my G257HU monitor. so, here it is again, just to make sure (highlights for emphasis only): Click the Start Start menu and select Settings. Click Update and Security. Click on Recovery. Click Restart now under Advanced Startup. Click Troubleshoot. Click Advanced options. Click Startup Settings. Click on Restart. On the Startup Settings screen press 7 or F7 to disable driver signature enforcement. Your computer will restart and you will be able to install non-digitally signed drivers. If you restart your computer again the driver signature enforcement will be re-enabled. But, if you have to do it again, here are the steps.