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  1. belal wow

    PC for my bro

    Thanks for the help guys! Sorry for the delayed reply, been busy.
  2. belal wow

    PC for my bro

    Pretty much a multi-purpose PC but the ability to hit gaming but nothing too intense like video editing or VM etc. No parts to re-use, he's coming from an old Core 2 Duo build lol. A Core2Duo box will often have needed a decent power supply (CPU and GPU were 'hungrier' back then), and often the case is still good. Monitor needs replacing too? Keyboard mouse? Can I offer some genuine advice here? 1. Go Rizen. 2. Build the 'Computer' with the $1k. 3. Save up an extra $300 and get a 1060 6GB graphics card in a few months. If you try and game on a $1k PC, you'll be unhappy. If you use the $1k to build a PC, then add a graphics card later, you'll be very pleased. He isn't familiar with computer specs at all and told him straight up it's not needed so instead I came here to seek advice as I really don't know what's good around the market for the budge stated. Monitor, most likely some decent 1080p, feel free tor recommend and that's outside of the 1k. Well yeah, some do buy an i7 for bragging rights, but I doubt that's his intentions at all. He's misinformed rather lol, so I'll defs look into the Rizen alternative. OK, before the end of the day I'll try and throw together a build for you to reasearch :) Is he very IT savvy from a software and data perspective? For example, if he had two HDD's can he be expected to remember to 'put the right data on the right drive', or is he likely to just lump it all in its default install locations and what not? Thanks mate. Well actually he would probably install on the bigger one lol unless there's an SSD in the mix. So he's not that savvy. Appreciate it, will look into this one!
  3. belal wow

    PC for my bro

    Pretty much a multi-purpose PC but the ability to hit gaming but nothing too intense like video editing or VM etc. No parts to re-use, he's coming from an old Core 2 Duo build lol. A Core2Duo box will often have needed a decent power supply (CPU and GPU were 'hungrier' back then), and often the case is still good. Monitor needs replacing too? Keyboard mouse? Can I offer some genuine advice here? 1. Go Rizen. 2. Build the 'Computer' with the $1k. 3. Save up an extra $300 and get a 1060 6GB graphics card in a few months. If you try and game on a $1k PC, you'll be unhappy. If you use the $1k to build a PC, then add a graphics card later, you'll be very pleased. He isn't familiar with computer specs at all and told him straight up it's not needed so instead I came here to seek advice as I really don't know what's good around the market for the budge stated. Monitor, most likely some decent 1080p, feel free tor recommend and that's outside of the 1k. Well yeah, some do buy an i7 for bragging rights, but I doubt that's his intentions at all. He's misinformed rather lol, so I'll defs look into the Rizen alternative.
  4. belal wow

    PC for my bro

    Pretty much a multi-purpose PC but the ability to hit gaming but nothing too intense like video editing or VM etc. No parts to re-use, he's coming from an old Core 2 Duo build lol.
  5. Hello everyone, So title says it all, I need help with a PC build for my brother. First of all, he wants to spend 1k on the build that can be used for gaming and also general use, but wants the best possible specs within that price range. He does want an i7 in the mix and of course that comes with sacrifices, so I would greatly appreciate mixed builds too. Thanks.
  6. belal wow

    i7-4770k OC

    Hyperthreading is usually a 10*C temperature hog. If you dont need those 8 threads (for example, you play video games, more than you video render) then disable that and you'll see approx 10*C drop. Also, download as many temp programs as you can (I like RealTemp and SpeedFan) because some mislabel, or use incorrect offsets and will register way hotter than they actually are. Also on the cooling front; do you know what lapping is for a heatsink? Basically you get some 2000grit wet sandpaper, lay it on something totally flat (glass shelf from the fridge is a good emergency flat surface), and you sand AGAINST the grain of the metal, by moving the heatsink back and forward You'll be amazed how "Not Flat" a CPU cooler is, most of the time; some people have EXTREMELY warped coolers. You should have seen my AMD heatsink for my server.... I had about a whole 1mm, maybe 1.5mm that had to come off two opposing corners to make it flat. Noticed an 8*C temp drop though! Also, Gelid GC Extreme is the only paste to use these days. I heard about it, but I'm not really keen on attempting it. Right now, I'm trying to focus on getting my settings correct. After failing miserably with 4.3ghz+, I went back to 4.2ghz with 1.18v vcore and cache ratio of 37 and the uncore of 1.18v and it seems to be stable with ROG real bench and AIDA 64 extreme. Stability isn't too much of a problem but I found temps hitting 80c on multiple monitoring programs. I can't hit 4.5 or 4.4 stable unless I go above 1.2v or even 1.25v. The thermal paste used is a coolermaster extreme one. So I'm wondering if my chip is a flop. If it is; https://click.intel.com/tuningplan/ Sign up for the intel K warranty (about 6 bucks), ignore the temps, push it hard, and claim a replacement when it fries. Half of the reason you pay so much for a 'K' is because for $6 more, you basically get 2. yeah might consider this. so i did some testing again, 4.2ghz @ 1.15v and uncore 1.15v as well. ratio @ 37, left the ram settings alone. power saving features on and it was stable on AIDA 64 with temps of 74,70,67,67 and Intel burn got 87,84,81 and 79, with 5 runs. No crashing but my temps are strange. I most likely need to replace the thermal paste and remount the CPU before considering the plan. And if that doesn't work but my CPU is a crappy unit.
  7. belal wow

    i7-4770k OC

    Hyperthreading is usually a 10*C temperature hog. If you dont need those 8 threads (for example, you play video games, more than you video render) then disable that and you'll see approx 10*C drop. Also, download as many temp programs as you can (I like RealTemp and SpeedFan) because some mislabel, or use incorrect offsets and will register way hotter than they actually are. Also on the cooling front; do you know what lapping is for a heatsink? Basically you get some 2000grit wet sandpaper, lay it on something totally flat (glass shelf from the fridge is a good emergency flat surface), and you sand AGAINST the grain of the metal, by moving the heatsink back and forward You'll be amazed how "Not Flat" a CPU cooler is, most of the time; some people have EXTREMELY warped coolers. You should have seen my AMD heatsink for my server.... I had about a whole 1mm, maybe 1.5mm that had to come off two opposing corners to make it flat. Noticed an 8*C temp drop though! Also, Gelid GC Extreme is the only paste to use these days. I heard about it, but I'm not really keen on attempting it. Right now, I'm trying to focus on getting my settings correct. After failing miserably with 4.3ghz+, I went back to 4.2ghz with 1.18v vcore and cache ratio of 37 and the uncore of 1.18v and it seems to be stable with ROG real bench and AIDA 64 extreme. Stability isn't too much of a problem but I found temps hitting 80c on multiple monitoring programs. I can't hit 4.5 or 4.4 stable unless I go above 1.2v or even 1.25v. The thermal paste used is a coolermaster extreme one. So I'm wondering if my chip is a flop.
  8. belal wow

    i7-4770k OC

    Update. I set my CPU to 4.3ghz on 1.19v with 1.19v uncore and ring ratio of 38 been over an hour on ROG real bench and i'm getting max temps of 84, 82, 79 and 77. no sighs of instability yet, tested some games and temps were around 50-60's. my cpu is on the lower end of performance, but how should i move on from here? I want to reduce temps.
  9. belal wow

    i7-4770k OC

    Hey guys, So I recently obtained my i7-4770k and I decided to OC but I'm not exactly sure if I'm on the bad side of the silicon lottery. I watched and read some guides on OC'ing. CPU Cooler: Corsair H75 MB: Z97-D3H I started off by taking LinusTechTips advice about a dirty overclock, so I started with 4.6ghz at 1.2v and I left all the power saving features on, left the ram on default timings with XMP enabled, and I didn't load into windows. So basically I got a below average chip. I then tried 4.5ghz at 1.2v and that booted into windows but BSOD within minutes of Aida 64 Extreme Stress Test. I increased the voltage to 1.25v and it didn't pass the stress tests. Additionally I used OOCT and Prime95, but the Prime test seems to increase my voltage so I decided to stop. I kept modifying the voltages and multiplier, 4.4ghz at 1.2v failed and 4.2ghz at 1.2 as well. I kept getting BSOD's or freezing. My temps were around 70-80's before the crash. Idle tempts were around 30-40's. Sorry I do not have screenshots to show my results, but I'm honestly confused. Is there anything I should try or look into? I would hate to believe my CPU cannot push for at least 4.2ghz.
  10. belal wow

    What are you playing at the moment?

    Since the bf1 beta ended, been playing BF3 again. And I'm currently downloading The Crew, It's free on U-Play if anyone is interested. Heard bad reviews about it, so I didn't feel like buying it, now it's free, so why not?
  11. belal wow

    New build upgrade options.

    Well yeah I agree too, I most certainly do use a lot of programs at once. I have not run into any issues with 8GB thus far. I want the full 16GB tho lol , So 2x4GB will run in dual-channel and the odd 4GB will run in single mode? Not sure about the issues about mixing ram. I guess that is true for gaming, but most multi-task with programs in the background and it can easily chew up ram. like I got no issues with 8GB, but 16GB would defs be a nice addition and I don't want to wait too long before it becomes hard to find brand new sticks. In regards to a new card, I'll probably wait it out, I'm running a monitor res of 1680x1050 and my 760 handles it well. I don't game heavy, hence why I did not purchase a new build and this was a good deal at its price range.
  12. belal wow

    New build upgrade options.

    I have 2x4GB sticks, should have been more clear.
  13. belal wow

    New build upgrade options.

    Yeah thanks for that. Er, I'm planning to upgrade my card later, I don't see the need to get a 1070 or w/e any time soon. As for the ram, not sure if it's me, I struggle to find it around that price range unless you're suggesting second hand. I don't have an issue paying $100 brand new, but if a bargain exists, then why not.
  14. Hey guys, So I managed to score a new PC from a good friend of mine. Specs are as follows: i7-4770k H75 Cooler Z97-D3H motherboard Crucial BX100 250GB SSD MSI TwinFrozr GTX-760 4GB G.Skill Sniper 8GB Ram @ 1600mhz Antec HCG-750M PSU Corsair Carbide Air 240 Black case I got all this for $550. I'm already going buy a secondary drive (HDD), I was wondering if I should upgrade the ram to 16GB? I'm not exactly sure on ram timings and speed so yeah. Feel free to suggest anything else.
  15. Hey guys, As the title states, this is for my friend who is looking for a laptop that can video edit, he wants to make youtube videos and small media clips. So nothing too crazy and for him, an SSD is a bonus but he ultimately prefers a larger HDD onboard. Now I don't have problems recommending him some options, however, I seek more opinions as my knowledge and resources are limited. He would ideally want it under $1000 (AUD ofc), but wouldn't mind breaking the boundaries if it's worth it. So if anyone has good options that they can recommend, please link or just state the model etc. Thanks.
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