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Comment reply on Forum Topic "Gigabyte Aorus Ultra Gaming X470 bios problems"

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

No, I'm certain everything is plugged in correctly. Only the CPU fan and the psu fan will spin. The rest do nothing. No idea what chip and I looked through the motherboard booklet as well as the internet for answers and everything points to the bios being corrupt

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Cheapest place to get Win8.1 Pro x64?"

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks :) ok, so I have everything ready to install Win10, but the USB that comes in the little box that has Win10 on it, is only pro and doesn't give me the option for home edition even though that's exactly what I bought :\ Also, the media creation tool seems to give me standard edition. Just shows "Windows 10" in the Edition box.

So now I'm not sure what to do without losing any files :\ I can't backup everything, but I did copy some things to my HDD.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Cheapest place to get Win8.1 Pro x64?"

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

So buying retail means I can transfer the OS as much as I like, but OEM locks it to a single motherboard?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Cheapest place to get Win8.1 Pro x64?"

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

I ended up buying Win10 Home Edition at best buy today for $120, then tax made it $132. Buying online seems cheaper for some reason :\ But I don't wanna wait a week + pay shipping just to save $20.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Cheapest place to get Win8.1 Pro x64?"

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

I've been using Win8.1 for years and I'm used to it.

I've decided to get Win10 at best buy because I just prefer a physical copy and I need an activation key. I'll likely use a USB to install it, and just keep the disc in case I need to do a restore or something.

I forgot about the no sales tax thing with newegg. I believe only California and maybe 2 other states are charged tax.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Cheapest place to get Win8.1 Pro x64?"

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

I would prefer to use Linux, but I'm forced to use Windows or I can't play games :\ I only keep windows for games. I tried Zorin, but not for long because I couldn't use wifi. I have a Netgear A6100 adapter.

I've been using Win8.1 for years and I'm used to it. I've only heard bad things about Win10.

I know those very cheap keys aren't legit. My only option for a physical copy of windows is best buy about 40 minutes away. I'd rather use a physical copy than buy online, download, then something not work and I'm screwed out of my money.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Lots of news about gun control recently - what is your take?"

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

I completely agree. So simple, but so effective.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Lots of news about gun control recently - what is your take?"

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

For the school shootings: Metal detectors at every door or a few guards on campus to check for weapons. Also classes for ****** parents who don't know how to raise their own kids. I've seen a lot of ****** parents who just ignore them or even abuse/mistreat them.

Overall gun control: Guns don't kill people, people kill people. A gun is just a tool and they will kill each other in other ways, but a gun is easy and for cowards imo. Anyone can pull a trigger. Idk exactly what would work, as I haven't put a lot of thought into it, but I believe there is a rather simple solution to this problem.

Humanity's biggest flaw is probably stupidity. Can't fix stupid, but you can numb it with a 2x4.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "I bought all this tell me if i F***ed up"

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

That's good. I guess you'll be fine for a while, but I would get an i5 later when you can

Comment reply on Forum Topic "I bought all this tell me if i F***ed up"

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Well I'm quite certain that the CPU will be a huge bottleneck depending on the game. The latest games use 4 cores I think, though GTA 5 should run fine. I saw someone play it with a G3258 so... hmm... maybe not a huge bottleneck, but I think you'll notice it sometimes. Should be decent for a while, but I would definitely upgrade the CPU asap. 8GB RAM is okay (I have 8 myself and no issues with anything yet)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "I bought all this tell me if i F***ed up"

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

So you only bought the 1060 so far? If so, what's your budget for the rest? And what do you need?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "My Gaming PC (Building Soon)"

  • 18 months ago
  • 2 points

What is it gonna be used for? We can't really give opinions without knowing some details including: part list (given), purpose, budget and requirements/anything already purchased.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "WDEZEX Caviar Blue 1TB not showing correct free space (owned about 2.5yrs)"

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, I was gonna check exactly how much was gonna be deleted next time, then check the free space again to confirm if it's accurate or not.

I thought HDD's only lasted about 3yrs minimum to like 5 or 6? Either way, I need to backup my irreplaceable data :\ I can always just download games again, but I can't just replace personal info or pics.

I forgot how long the warranty lasts, but probably just a year I think, but possibly 3 or 5. I still make the mistake of throwing away the boxes and stuff :\ I need to remember to keep them just in case something goes wrong.

Thanks for the reply and tips~

Comment reply on Forum Topic "WDEZEX Caviar Blue 1TB not showing correct free space (owned about 2.5yrs)"

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the link, and yeah windows shows the capacity is 932GB or so. I know it's because it's measured differently. Like 1,000KB/1,024KB = 1MB

Comment reply on Forum Topic "WDEZEX Caviar Blue 1TB not showing correct free space (owned about 2.5yrs)"

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Again, I'm not talking about a specific game. I uninstalled, then deleted the folder to be sure it's gone and double-checked my bin. I'm not the average user, I've been on steam for like 4 years and built and owned my PC for 2.5yrs now.

I'm not sure of the exact amount of data, it just seemed off by quite a bit.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "WDEZEX Caviar Blue 1TB not showing correct free space (owned about 2.5yrs)"

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm not talking about any particular game, and I already said I keep my bin emptied.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "WDEZEX Caviar Blue 1TB not showing correct free space (owned about 2.5yrs)"

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Well, this drive is only for game storage. My OS is on a SSD. Samsung 850 EVO 250GB. I never once had any OS on my HDD. System Restore doesn't have any files on my HDD

Comment reply on Forum Topic "WDEZEX Caviar Blue 1TB not showing correct free space (owned about 2.5yrs)"

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Using windows powershell, it found no issues. I could be wrong and maybe the space is accurate, but I doubt it. I don't wanna wipe it because I have so many things installed, backed up and no way to completely backup my data.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "WDEZEX Caviar Blue 1TB not showing correct free space (owned about 2.5yrs)"

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the reply! I always keep my recycle bin emptied, so that's not it. I scanned it for errors and looks fine. Gonna try powershell now. I haven't tried that, just the common/usual scanning with the built-in windows stuff and CCleaner/Defraggler. I don't remember how I scanned it exactly...

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Netgear A6100 not working in Linux/Zorin 12.2 x64"

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, I may need to do that temporarily so I can download files I might need

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Netgear A6100 not working in Linux/Zorin 12.2 x64"

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Root user is like an admin? I'm new to Linux, but would like to eventually dump windows at least as primary OS. Basically only using it to game and linux for everything else. Thought about using a KVM too though.

Wait, can I run Zorin through a VM for access to the internet? or would I still not have internet?

Thanks, I'll try this and report back the results.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Linux (Zorin 12.2 x64) alongside Windows 8.1 Pro x64 (Choice at boot each time)"

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

I honestly can't thank you enough for your support! :)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Linux (Zorin 12.2 x64) alongside Windows 8.1 Pro x64 (Choice at boot each time)"

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

oh, I'm certain my motherboard uses UEFI and I do have a EFI partition

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Linux (Zorin 12.2 x64) alongside Windows 8.1 Pro x64 (Choice at boot each time)"

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Okay, so: I don't need to make a new EFI partition, just mark the partition in Zorin (not sure how since I'm new to Linux, but honestly just wanna move to it.) then DON'T format it and should be done.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Linux (Zorin 12.2 x64) alongside Windows 8.1 Pro x64 (Choice at boot each time)"

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

okay, thanks :) I doubt I will have any bottleneck.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Linux (Zorin 12.2 x64) alongside Windows 8.1 Pro x64 (Choice at boot each time)"

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Sounds like I will stick to ext4 until btrfs is fully finished and polished. Thanks for the info :)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Linux (Zorin 12.2 x64) alongside Windows 8.1 Pro x64 (Choice at boot each time)"

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

But do I setup the EFI partition before or after installing Zorin? I'm guessing before... but how do I assign Zorin to work with the new EFI partition?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Linux (Zorin 12.2 x64) alongside Windows 8.1 Pro x64 (Choice at boot each time)"

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Is it still considered dual-booting if I choose my OS when I start up my PC? I don't wanna waste resources on both OS's since I don't have very good hardware yet. I may do that later when I have an i7, 16GB of RAM and a RX 480 8GB.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Linux (Zorin 12.2 x64) alongside Windows 8.1 Pro x64 (Choice at boot each time)"

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Is there any reason to choose ext4 over btrfs or vice versa? I was hoping to choose NTFS for everything, but didn't see the option and I'm guessing Linux is best with ext4.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Linux (Zorin 12.2 x64) alongside Windows 8.1 Pro x64 (Choice at boot each time)"

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

I greatly appreciate your help! :D Now, how else can I mount it? Before you told me to just use / to make it the root, I had no idea what to put there. I guess just / is best? I have 8GB and generally don't do much multi-tasking other than a few tabs in google chrome, discord and steam. That's about all I have open at all times including games as well.

So, partition of 50GB, then maybe 4GB more for swap files to assist with RAM. I should be good to go now once I set the partition, install Zorin etc?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Linux (Zorin 12.2 x64) alongside Windows 8.1 Pro x64 (Choice at boot each time)"

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks :) Windows 8.1 Pro x64 is already installed. I'm just not sure how to install Zorin now. Don't I just need to make a new partition for it? I'm about to set aside 50GB for Zorin

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is my hardware compatible with Linux? (Zorin OS 18.2 Education Edition x64)"

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

I meant Zorin 12.2 and not 18.2. I was thinking of Linux Mint when I typed the title.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is my hardware compatible with Linux? (Zorin OS 18.2 Education Edition x64)"

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, I built it about a year ago or year and a half. Now I just need to make a partition for Zorin OS 12.2 x64 which is based on debian ubuntu. I currently have Windows 8.1 Pro x64 Build 9600 and I want to use both OS's, though Windows exclusively for gaming since Linux/Zorin don't have perfect support for games. I thought about doing/using a KVM as well. (KVM = Kernel-based Virtual Machine)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Gaming PC for 650$"

  • 31 months ago
  • 0 points

Here: PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $189.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard MSI Z170A PC MATE ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $104.99 @ NCIX US
Memory Kingston HyperX Fury Black 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $57.45 @ Jet
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.98 @ SuperBiiz
Video Card PowerColor Radeon R7 370 4GB PCS+ Video Card $123.98 @ Newegg
Case Deepcool TESSERACT SW ATX Mid Tower Case $38.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G2 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $89.49 @ SuperBiiz
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $654.87
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-01-05 17:50 EST-0500

I hope this helps :)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Why are none of my files fragmented on new HDD?"

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome :D I also noticed even when I play, the files aren't easily fragmented at all. I guess it's just a very good HDD. Thanks for the reply :)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "what does it mean by internal and external drive?"

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Basically external is like a portable drive. You could look at it as a larger, more expensive USB stick. I'd just go with a USB stick personally.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Would the powersupply be enough?"

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, should be.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Any way I can make this cheaper without sacrificing too much?"

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

The case and video card. Even a 380X or 480 would run everything very well. Though not on the highest settings :/

380X windforce: http://pcpartpicker.com/product/Zp2rxr/gigabyte-video-card-gvr938xg1gaming4g

Deepcool tesseract SW: http://pcpartpicker.com/product/3MPfrH/deepcool-case-tesseractsw

I have a R7 370 4GB and that case and I love it. No problem with cable management and the 370 surprised me with how well it does. Fallout 4 runs on high settings :) Maxed textures, high shadows, high shadow distance, medium godrays and well, most everything is high.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Do PSU's come with SATA data cables?"

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm dumb and blind. thanks for letting me know. I almost wasted $11 on 2 of them... (S&H included, so about $8.38)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Hyper 212 EVO Backplate"

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

I decided to use the stock cooler for now. thanks for reply

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Hyper 212 EVO Backplate"

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

I decided to use the stock cooler for now. thanks for reply

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Hyper 212 EVO Backplate"

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

I haven't even seen the back until recently. I forgot I could take off the other side or I would have just put it on. Too late now though. I put on the stock cooler for now

Comment reply on Forum Topic "new i3 i5 i7"

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Purpose of I/O shield prongs???"

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

ok thanks

Comment reply on Forum Topic "[WANTED] CPU cooler for LGA 1151"

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks~

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Detailed OS explanation"

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Never heard of mono, but that's interesting. Thanks for the info.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Detailed OS explanation"

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

That's disappointing.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "[WANTED] CPU cooler for LGA 1151"

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

oh wow :c I can't do that then. If I wasn't so broke right now, I'd give it to you, but I really need every cent atm. Sorry about that.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need A High End gaming PC"

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

This should do very well for you. I didn't put in a case though because there's enough of the budget left to pick whatever you want.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $194.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard MSI Z170A PC MATE ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $109.99 @ Amazon
Memory Kingston HyperX Fury Black 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $59.99 @ SuperBiiz
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $85.85 @ B&H
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $47.89 @ Directron
Video Card Sapphire Radeon R9 390 8GB Nitro Video Card $317.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply EVGA 650W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $67.49 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) $84.99 @ NCIX US
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $969.18
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-05-15 18:35 EDT-0400

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