Ask the Experts - Page 5
I have 4x 4TB HDDs and I want to build a DIY NAS. I was curious if the H370M from ASRock, i5-8400 and 16GB of DDR4 would be a good start?
I just want this for streaming my media and basic backup storage.
I have a ROG STRIX B450 build running like a champ, my GPU takes up the top slot, but I have a x8 slot under it that I feel I should be using for something to speed up or add functionality to my PC.
What do most people use these for or do they leave them empty?
My first build I got myself an Aorus motherboard, RX580 and Ryzen 3600. In my Corsair Carbide case when I install my GPU, the HDMI ports sit in a position that does not allow my cable to be inserted properly.
Is there anything I can do to fix this or should I take a file to my chassis?
I'm new to PCs and have been researching for my first build and noticed there's never been a mention of how the rear I/O panel should be installed. The small tabs that are on each port on the back of the motherboard, are you supposed to bend them back, or cut them off like plastic model cars?
I'm really confused.
Will installing games on my 2TB SSD slow down Windows and boot times like with old SSDs or is that not an issue anymore with modern drives? Is it worth getting a separate drive for my Windows install?
I see reviews everywhere about AMD's mainstream CPUs clobbering Intel's latest offerings. What every single one of these reviews fails to qualify is that the HEDT CPUs have more PCIe lanes. That alone often forces enthusiasts to stay with Intel. I badly want to move to Team Red, but AMD is far more expensive in Australia than Intel, unless of course retailers refuse to pass on Intel's price cuts.
So, if you have systems that run with 32GB DDR4-3600, with multiple HDDs, 3x M.2 drives, 1 - 3 Optical drives, with an ASUS XG-C100C 10G NIC, a M.2 Expander card, RAID card, and a discrete graphics card, how the hell is AMD better?
If you have any PCIe devices other than a graphics card, aren't you pretty much stuck with a HEDT CPU? AMD's Threadripper will be 280w. That's a toaster, and in the Australian summer will be impossible to cool, except with LN2. Would appreciate your thoughts.
I'm looking for a good cheap NVMe drive for my recent build and was curious if you think the Sabrent Rocket is good quality?
Any others you would recommend?
What hardware should I upgrade to have a good modeling and rendering machine that won't hang or stutter. I currently have Maximus VIII, 6700K, 8GB 2400MHz RAM and GTX 1060.
I recently put together a new build with an ASUS TUF X570, 3700X and GeForce 2070 SUPER. I rounded it off with a 970 EVO SSD.
After installing the OS and drivers, I ran through a few benchmarks and I'm only getting 1600 MB/s, when I see reviews and others getting 3500 MB/s.
What could be wrong?
I suspect my old SATA SSD is dying and I would like to move my Windows 10 to a new 970 EVO I purchased. My issue is, I no longer have the USB installer or key for my current copy of Windows.
What are my options?