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  1. Sanderguy777

    CHEAP PC build

    Sorry for the late reply. I took it in to him and he seemed to think it was fine. He got all the drivers and stuff set up too, so that's good. I've been slowly transferring files to a new 8tb external drive and to an online backup place. It's slow, but not the computer's fault and is almost over. Once the photos are off the old drives, I can put a few on the internal drive and edit, then put them back. Thank you for all the advice and help. I really appreciate it! BTW, is there a good resource you've found for Affinity photo tutorials? I mean specific youtube channels etc. I have the book, but haven't looked at it yet...
  2. Sanderguy777

    CHEAP PC build

    Ok. I'll take it I today. Then I'll be through with the mess and have a working machine. It IS fast though! I got 86mb/s transfers onto a SLOW external hdd from a sdxc uhs2 card. That's 2 or 3 times the speed my laptop did! 1gb in like 10 seconds! Thanks for your help. I will take it in cause I'm obviously missing something and I need to have the thing fixed so I can stop worrying and concentrate on math...
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    CHEAP PC build

    Basically, I just want the thing to work. The AIO is easy and as long as it fits in the case (it should) i can use it for the next 5 builds unless i go with a 6.2ghz Intel chip, then I'll just buy property in Antarctica and run some cables!
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    CHEAP PC build

    Ok thanks. I'll give it a shot. I took the cooler off and reapplied paste wanting to see if that helped the thermals. But I didn't get back together. The stock cooler is misaligned with the holes in the backplate so only 3 of the 4 screws screw in. I'm done with that thing because I did it the first time and both times yesterday it wouldn't align either. So I'm picking up an AIO from Best buy that just clips in. There are tightening screws, but they are secondary to the clip that just works. I was looking at air coolers, but Best Buy only caries this Corsair h100i pro and I don't want to wait for shipping for an air tower that may or may not fit in the case and doesn't let my RAM fit... (I have learned my lesson though, never buying a super budget case again, mobo hole off by 1 mm, just enough to cause trouble, and the cable management holes barely let me work with them. Now, I have to try to get a cooler that fits the case.)
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    CHEAP PC build

    I will have him look at it. I used the thermal paste that was on the cooler from the factory and mounted it correctly, but it moved a bunch because the screws didn't line up right. That may be the issue. From what I've heard of the wraith spire (the kit cooler I'm using) it works fine as long as you aren't looking to get negative temps or overclock a 2200g to 5.7ghz lol I'm using the bios to see the temp so I dont get to pick the cpu core or what kind of temp it shows. What app do you recommend?
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    CHEAP PC build

    I ran it without the rgb originally, but only with the cpu and exhaust fan. I DID run it without the side panels (the case has solid panels on both sides. It is only open on top front and back). Also, I had to out of its cubby and it was constantly 52 and above. With and without the panels. I looked at watercooling, but it is way too expensive and the maintenance is too much (not to mention the leak hazard). So IF I need to change the cooler, I'm going with Noctua or beQuiet air coolers. It may not be the cleanest, but I may just leave the tinted panel off so the air cooler can have room to fit.
  7. Sanderguy777

    CHEAP PC build

    The exhaust fan is really cheap, so replacing it will probably help a lot.
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    CHEAP PC build

    Yes...... I'm like 80% sure. I was VERY careful to make sure which way everything was pointed, but I may have gotten it wrong on that one... I will check sometime tomorrow, but I'm not sure when.... It is expensive, but I'm considering an aio because our house is usually 70-80F (21-26C) and somewhat humid (60-80%, usually towards 60). The thing about the aio is that it cools the cpu regardless of whether the pump is going. So I should end up with a quieter system....but the $140 corsair h100i is too much. And I can't fit the Noctua collars in the case probably.
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    CHEAP PC build

    I got the photo up. I was using a gmail window to try and send it through.... guess what! Gmail is for email, not sending photos. Anyway, the photo doesn't show the tinted side panel, but DOES show some rgb, and the best cable management I can do. (The case says it is compatible with atx but I think it is better suited for micro atx or mini itx since half the holes are covered by the mobo.... The cpu is now 56.5C in bios. I have the fans at about 50% but they dont seem to change much. I think that the one exhaust fan (I have 4 intakes through filters and 1 exhaust so that lass dust gets in) is not working well I barely feel any airflow from it, so I think I will pick up a high pressure model to push the air out the back better. This is the current setup and where the case will live...
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    CHEAP PC build

    I had the fans connected, but they weren't powered (I just fixed the problem so they work now). It is at 59C now (idle) so I think I may take it in to my it friend to see his opinion. I did my best with the cable management, and there aren't any cables in the way of airflow so that shouldn't be the issue. I am going to get a fan splitter cable and run only 2 fans from each mobo pwm header in order to get the most control. As it is, 4 fans are running from a single pwm. I think the that the fans may be only working at a little of their intended speed. I did have a photo attached, but I wouldn't let me send it...not sure why. Tried again, but I get error -200 whatever that is...
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    CHEAP PC build

    I just built this! Up and running! Just have to migrate photo editing stuff and photos over to the 2tb barracuda and then get to work!. As you can see... I did a little rgb. I don't like it when it's crazy on keyboards or spacing out and killing people with seizures, but a little tasteful light can't hurt lol Snappy 20 ish second boot. I dont know what cpu temps I should be looking for, but i think i heard something about new builds being hotter initially than when they get older....mine is like 53.5C idle with just the exhaust fan and cpu cooler no side panel. I just got the other 4 fans working (only 3 are rgb) so that should make it much cooler
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    CHEAP PC build

    Ok. That is what is thought, but just curious about WHICH one to get when I do. I considered all 3 of the ones you said NOT to get, and reached the same conclusion (user benchmark gives the 560 or 570 with 8gb GRAM like 900% on everything compared to the 730!) Good to know about the price drop for GPUs! I'm glad I got the computer at this point and not earlier as I got the newest CPU. I will probably touch the hdd, but just long enough to wipe it and put it on Ebay LOL.
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    CHEAP PC build

    So, this is what I have ended up with. The prices are a little off since I got the mobo AND CPU for $220 @ Newegg for their FantasTech sale. I also bought a 750w Antec PSU for $90, but I have a $30 off mail in rebate, so I should get that for $60... I haven't ordered the HDD yet, since I have the SSD from the laptop. I also have its HDD, but am afraid it won't work because it is like 7 years old ( I want to store photos, so not interested in using half broken parts for irreplaceable stuff LOL). What are your recommendations if I wanted a GPU? Again mainly photos, but also CAD. Thanks for all your help. I couldn't have done it without you guys!
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    CHEAP PC build

    Wow! I've never really thought about how much power they use. Does your AMD system have a GPU?
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    CHEAP PC build

    "By then´╗┐, re-read the info here, in other places, and purchase as you see fit." Yep. If the 3xxxg cards are only a few bucks more, then I'll grab one of them, but otherwise I'll stick to the 2400g. From what I've heard, any b450 mobo that is cheap, works since I dont overclock. (I mean not "Chad's Budget Builds" brand, but Asus, Asrock, MSI, Gigabyte, etc)
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