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  1. Hi, I've always wanted to try Linux. Been trying since 1996 with early versions of Red Hat. At the time the fun was always trying to install it properly. Never lasted though as a gamer I always switched back to windows. Even later when I thought to myself "no gaming", I found it hard to use without native support for Adobe products. Tried dual booting, but the fun had always been setting it up, and modifying the desktop experience with nice effects. The challenge was nice since I've always only had ATI card since 3Dfx Voodoo :) I found that Ati/AMD GPU never failed me but I had once or twice a bad experience with Nvidia cards. I know that it's not the nvidia chips, but rather the manufacturers. I've always had Saphire and ASUS ati/amd cards and always very happy with them. Now it's been a long time and I've always been trying to install and run linux properly, but my choice of graphics card has always failed me. And on top of it Adobe products, and my love for games. Tried many distros from Ubuntu to Debian to Fedora and LinuxMint. Last night I thought I try again and downloaded the latest Ubuntu version. I thought I'll check out the live dvd. No chance. I boot it, and end up with a blank screen. So my GPU failed me once again. To be honest I've been using PCs for a very long time since my Amiga500 days and my first 386. Just saying that I've been through so much fixing failing systems, and I've come to the point were I just want things to work out of the box. Don't have the patience to fix things up. I play games so I have my steam, I pay for Adobe cloud and I just want a system that can run these for me. It seems that I'll never be able to use a Linux system and that I'm stuck in the Windows world. Which to be honest has its flaws but works. I know it's not the OS but the manufacturer support. So will I ever switch to Linux? Not sure. Do I want to? Yes.. at least try it for a while but it seems that I need to go through the process of getting a new graphics card. And not only that, say I do get a new graphics card, then I'll have to go through the process of playing around with WINE etc just to get a few things working. Anyway, I thought I share my thoughts since I tried once again with no luck.
  2. Hi, my PC is getting old now. You can see the specs in my signature. My Corsair HX SERIES 650W POWER SUPPLY has died on me, and I'm looking for a replacement, What do you guys think of the Be-Quiet System Power 9 600W PSU? (They seem popular in Europe where I live now, and I found this at a good price) Is 600W enough for my system? Should I go lower in watts or higher? Looked at some PSU Calculators and they recommend 600W Any thoughts and suggestions are appreciated. Thanks in advance.
  3. Hi all, it's funny how long it has taken me to actually purchase the parts for the upgrade. Last month after these discussion a set-back with family expenses restricted me from going ahead. Now the shopping cart is ready to hit that BUY NOW button. Here's what I'm thinking: Ryzen 7 2700x @ 183.90 euro (My thought is that the extra cores over the Ryzen 5 2600X might be worth it) RAM G.SKILL 16GB @ 81.90 euro Now for mobo: Asrock B450m Pro 4 @ 79.90 euro Asrock Fatal1ty B450 Gaming @ 92.90 euro Asrock B450M Steel Legend @ 98.90 euro I know that I'm going over my 300 euro initital budget with these, but is it worth the money? Advantages on th Mobos for the extra cost? I will never use dual GPUs, or overclock anything.
  4. The good thing is that it is spread evenly on the cpu. I had to remove a cpu, and reapply paste as the Temps were not good when I first applied them. Noctua recommends one drop the size of a pea in the center, and that's what I do. Seen others placing 5 drops in formation like the 5 on dice. Regarding MSI what's your opinion? I always went for Asus Mobos, and for some reason never liked Gygabyte. Asrock was part of Asus I think. But times have changed. I remember all would go for Japanese caps on Mobos.
  5. You think that the thermal paste which is pre-applied fixed on the stock heat sinks of the cpu is better than applying it yourself? Certainly easier.
  6. You're right. And overclocking is something I've never done, and never will. I remember the old days when overclocking could damage the hardware. Regarding the Mobo, I think the "gaming" on the title is what made me think about it. Might be more a marketing thing than actual performance. Might have better heatsinks etc.
  7. The 2700 which has 8 cores, is not as fast as the 2600X right?
  8. Thank you so much. I appreciate the help. EDIT: The extra two cores on the 2700X wouldn't make much difference at the moment right? I do tend to think that more expensive Mobos and RAM add quality, but I've seen them fail as well. I mean does the extra money on a more expensive Mobo with the same chipset make that much of a difference to make it worth while? But then again... at the end of the day it's all about budget right? EDIT 2: Should I go for this instead? ASROCK FATAL1TY B450 GAMING K4 RETAIL
  9. CPU - CPU Mobo - Mobo RAM - RAM Sorry the site is in Greek Edit: I can look at more stores, but this has close to the best prices I can get. As long as I find the correct combo. I generally think that a mobo at about 100 euro will be good value. Not sure if I should go cheaper for such CPUs
  10. Here are my options and prices in euro dollars: Ryzen 5 2600x at 145 euro Ryzen 7 2700 at 166 euro Ryzen 7 2700x at 184 euro the Ryzen 5 3600 is ta 215 euro which is a lot more expensive. Now the thing is that I have about 300 euro to spend on CPU, Mobo and RAM
  11. Hi all... sorry for the long time to respond. Decided to wait and save money in order to get an upgrade instead of risking the purchase of a mobo and also having a bad cpu. So now I have some money to spend. Thinking of getting the Ryzen 7 2700x over the Ryzen 5 200x. (Is it worth the extra money?) Now I know that for a mobo I would need a B450 chipset, but which mobo? I mean all mobos I've seen have a video out ports. I'm not getting an APU so why do all mobos have video out ports? (Does not really matter really, unless I go for an APU)
  12. The heatsink is the NH-U12S, with an extra fan for push pull. I read that the Ryzen stock heatsinks are good enough and there is no much need for an extra heatsink.
  13. Thinking of getting a AMD Ryzen 5 2600X or AMD Ryzen 5 2600, and a B450M mobo. Now is this upgrade worth it? Using my current RAM and GPU? At least for a while? Might also get some RAM for a total of 250euro investment. I know my Noctua push pull heat sink is going to be wasted unless I try to sell it.
  14. Too much hassle to take my cpu to my brothers PC... Tried 1 ram stick, tried no ram (no beep codes) Cleared CMOS with the jumper and by removing battery and all. Found the Asrock 970 Pro3 R2.0 mobo for 70euro. If the CPU is not cooked, then I could use my RAM and CPU.... Could not find my CPU for purchase locally, so I hope it is the mobo. If I go for a new CPU and Mobo, then I will need new RAM and maybe GPU in the near future. Hard to find better than the Fx8350 on a budget EDIT: Any suggestions on a CPU and Mobo combo on a budget?
  15. Hi all, So I took apart the heat sink, and the cpu, cleaned them, added thermal paste, put it back together and no luck. So I guess I should get a new mobo. Just hope that fixes it, cause if the CPU is also cooked I will be wasting money. Should I go for a budget mobo cpu combo that fits my other specs and has better performance than my current build?
  16. It's slightly better than my current card. Even though mine is the boost over clocked one. Even this slight upgrade, is a free upgrade so why not go for it. If I resolve my issue with the Mobo and the PC starts, I will add this card instead.
  17. Would the Sapphire Dual-X R9 270X overclock edition be any better than my current card in my signature? I got it free from my brother and it is similar but maybe a newer chip.
  18. Hi, and thanks. I will take out my Noctua heatsink and cpu, clean it and add some paste and put it all together again. Hope this fixes it. I will try tomorrow. Hope my thermal paste is OK. Had it for a while.
  19. Happy new year to all. All the best for the new year. After trying my older PSU with no luck, I bought the Corsair TX650M Gold. Just tried it, no luck. I'm not a happy man.
  20. Is this PSU any good? Enermax Revolution X't II 80+ Gold 650W (ERX650AWT) Found it at a good price EDIT: So I order this Enermax Revolution X't II 80+ Gold 650W PSU. Cost me only 58 euro, and I thought it's good enough just in case something else is cooked in my system. EDIT: Going to cancel my order of the Enermax and get the Corsair TX-M Series TX650M or the TX550M. 550w should be enough
  21. I did reset CMOS, but the problem is that my brother had the same exact issue. Bought a new mobo and cpu ...same thing... bought a new PSU and problem solved. I guess I will have to dive in and get a new PSU
  22. Yes. I will take it apart, and clean it. Hook it back on.
  23. The thing is that my brother who has the exact same build, had the same problem and it was the PSU. I gave my PSU to someone I know who studied electronics and is good at it, and he tested it out. Told me it was faulty.
  24. Will try it out. This is the same problem I had with my previous PSU. I hope no other component like the Mobo got damaged.
  25. Could it be that this 520 psu can't handle my gpu? Hooked it all up, gpu fans spin for a second and that's that. Cpu red light is on on mobo. No boot, all chassis and cpu fans spinning. Any thoughts?