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ISee 👀

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SeaSonic PRIME Ultra Gold 750 W 80+ Gold Certified
Prime Ultra Gold was near its end of life production cycle and getting cheap(er) because of that.
They are now called PRIME GX. Not sure if anything of substance changed or just a name rebranding happened tbh, but something like the PRIME GX-850 seems to cost around 280$ CAD now.

Both your choices seem to be the exact same PSU, but one is full modular, and one isn't. Now that barely makes a difference. You must plug in the CPU and MB power connections anyway. A scenario where this isn't the case doesn't exist in the ATX world.
The semi modular PSU has less connections for peripherals etc. But other than that: it's the same thing.
 
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The case I'm trying to get is the Phanteks P500A and if I can't get that the Lancool Mesh II. I haven't been able to find either of them for delivery to me.

I was considering the P400 as well, but I want to have a front USB-C and a top-mounted radiator which the P400 can't fit. So keep that in mind just in case. Otherwise the P400 looks like a very good airflow case.

I was going to get a Seasonic GX power supply as well but it was another thing I couldn't find in stock either! I ended up going for a Corsair RM850x which is also 80+ gold, is in Tier A of the linustechtips PSU tier list and was a reasonable price. It looks good in its box, I'll use it when the rest of the components arrive.
 
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Prime Ultra Gold was near its end of life production cycle and getting cheap(er) because of that.
They are now called PRIME GX. Not sure if anything of substance changed or just a name rebranding happened tbh, but something like the PRIME GX-850 seems to cost around 280$ CAD now.

Both your choices seem to be the exact same PSU, but one is full modular, and one isn't. Now that barely makes a difference. You must plug in the CPU and MB power connections anyway. A scenario where this isn't the case doesn't exist in the ATX world.
The semi modular PSU has less connections for peripherals etc. But other than that: it's the same thing.
Thanks again!
 
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Joe Spangle

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so i got my email from evga yesterday giving me my specific window for the 3080 ftw ultra and it worked perfectly. i should be getting it today!!!!

now i actually need to figure out everything else for my build lol
Nice. Congrates. I cant find a card anywhere. Doesn't look like there will be any stock available for a long time over here (UK). I did have an order with Overclockers but I dont like them taking my money without any date of delivery so i cancelled it and now im just waiting to try and catch one if i can get lucky.
 

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I was merrily playing some Cities: Skylines when it crashed and the PC rebooted.
It hasn't happened in a while now, and the only hardware change has been the addition of a WD Blue NVMe SSD.

When restarted, keyboard and mouse where not recognized, and it immediately BSOD with the DRIVER_OVERRAN_STACK_BUFFER error (of which I can't seem to find any good clues on the interweb).
Any ideas?
I do wonder if I'm having temperature issues (sometimes my Ryzen 3600 seems to hit 75 for no apparent reasons), but I haven't really been tracking them.
 

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I was merrily playing some Cities: Skylines when it crashed and the PC rebooted.
It hasn't happened in a while now, and the only hardware change has been the addition of a WD Blue NVMe SSD.

When restarted, keyboard and mouse where not recognized, and it immediately BSOD with the DRIVER_OVERRAN_STACK_BUFFER error (of which I can't seem to find any good clues on the interweb).
Any ideas?
I do wonder if I'm having temperature issues (sometimes my Ryzen 3600 seems to hit 75 for no apparent reasons), but I haven't really been tracking them.
CPUs nowadays are okay with temperatures up to 100° Celsius. So 75 degrees should not be a problem.

May be a check with Blue Screen View (Blue screen of death (STOP error) information in dump files. -> Download is on the bottom of the page) might be helpful in finding the cause of the bluescreens?
 
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Li Kao

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Iiyama G-MASTER GB3461WQSU-B1 : The cheapest 34" UWQHD 144hz monitor
34" IPS

In French !

  • Very comfy Ultra Wide QHD resolution
  • Native 144hz panel
  • Freesync compatibility
  • Ergonomics (can modulate height, inclination and rotation)
  • Connectic

  • Display lag is high
  • Base calibration is not up to par
  • Contrast

I don't have the funds so it's moot, but what about it ? Display lag is stressing me out but it doesn't seem too bad for 480 euros.
What do you people think ?
 

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CPUs nowadays are okay with temperatures up to 100° Celsius. So 75 degrees should not be a problem.

May be a check with Blue Screen View (Blue screen of death (STOP error) information in dump files. -> Download is on the bottom of the page) might be helpful in finding the cause of the bluescreens?
Sorry I was very unclear: what I mean is that sometimes I see the CPU spiking to ~70°C when relatively idle (on desktop, light browsing), averaging ~50°C, which makes me wonder how hot it might get in game.

(I've also installed Blue Screen View, but it turned out my PC wasn't set to save minidumps, so I guess it will be useful for the next BSOD. :))
 
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Nice that most things have arrived for you! I've just ordered a bunch of things today. My P500A will be arriving on Wednesday, 3080 also on Wednesday. I have motherboard and power supply already. RAM ordered today as well. I'll reuse my old storage (already have NVMe drive). The only things I haven't ordered are the CPU and CPU cooler. I want to wait for 5000 ryzen.

Firewithin I don't know about Dandy, but I chose the P500A over the Lancool 2 mesh as it can take a 280mm radiator on top and it has a front usb-c built in (although you can add one of those to the Lancool 2 mesh). They both look like good cases and I would've been happy with the Lancool 2 mesh if that's the one that came into stock first!
 

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I just noticed that PCpartpicker is saying I won't be able to use the USB C port on the case because of my motherboard. It's not a big deal to me but is going to annoy me at some point I am sure 🤣
 

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I have a msi x370 gaming plus. i bought ram that was on sale, DDR4 3200, should I be able to just plug and play? I can't find a straight answer, or maybe it's staring at me in the face and I don't realize it, hahaha either way, my goof, probably. Thanks!
 

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I have a msi x370 gaming plus. i bought ram that was on sale, DDR4 3200, should I be able to just plug and play? I can't find a straight answer, or maybe it's staring at me in the face and I don't realize it, hahaha either way, my goof, probably. Thanks!
Depends more on the CPU you are using than the mainboard itself.

Ryzen 1000 - Can be a problem, best chance of success with Samsung B-die
Ryzen 2000 - Should be fine, some light tinkering might be needed.
Ryzen 3000 - Easy plug and play.
 

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I'm draining down my waterloop in preperation for my new gpu.

What a faff. I dont think ill be watercooling a gpu again. Ive finally managed to get most of the water out but it cant get the last dribbles and so im going to very carefully take out the gpu and hope that i dont spill water all over my Mobo.

'Takes a deep breath and channels Henry Cavills spirit'
 
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ISee 👀

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what's that?!
oof that's not good news. I have a Ryzen 7 1700. I was thinking of doing a full upgrade once BF came around this year, i have some money set aside, but was reaally hoping being able to use the ram now. Thanks, isee!
B die is a type of ram that is being produced by Samsung.

You can still use it now, worst case scenario you'll have to use it at 3000 or 2933 instead of 3200. Not really that big of a deal.
 
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Hey so ive installed my new gpu and fired it up. I get 4 quick beeps and then 1 beep on post. Google tells me its a system timer issue but the computer boots up fine and ive had it on for about an hour running benchmarks. The clock is correct. Everything is working ok. Updated drivers for the new gpu. Ran cpu temp and the gpu one and both are fine.

Another google said it could be badly seated Ram but the system recognises it all and nothing is loose in the case.

Any thoughts?
 

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B die is a type of ram that is being produced by Samsung.

You can still use it now, worst case scenario you'll have to use it at 3000 or 2933 instead of 3200. Not really that big of a deal.
Ah, and I have to do that manually, right? I'll have to figure that out! Thanks so much for the help.
 

ISee 👀

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Ah, and I have to do that manually, right? I'll have to figure that out! Thanks so much for the help.
Just load up the DOCP or XMP profile for your memory in bios. (docp and xmp is the same thing, some vendors call it differently for a couple reasons that are irrelevant). Should the pc run into problems lower the memory frequency from 3200 to something lower.
No need to further tinker around with timings if you plan to upgrade your CPU anyway this year.


Any thoughts?
I'd reseat the GPU, maybe it's not 100% fully in.
Check if the GPU power cables are plugged in fully (both on the gpu and psu)
Reseat the memory... :shrugblob:
Reset the bios to default and reboot.
Maybe check for a newer bios version. Unlikely to help but who knows.

Put in your old GPU and see if the problem persists.
 
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I'd reseat the GPU, maybe it's not 100% fully in.
Check if the GPU power cables are plugged in fully (both on the gpu and psu)
Reseat the memory... :shrugblob:
Reset the bios to default and reboot.
Maybe check for a newer bios version. Unlikely to help but who knows.

Put in your old GPU and see if the problem persists.
Cheers.

Its weird. Ive been playing games for a couple of hours. Played Control to stress test it out. Everything seems ok. Game runs great. PC seems fine.