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  1. 1Wolf

    Best way to angle center channel?

    What is the best way to "angle" a large center channel so that it points at the listener's ears when sitting in an easy chair. You can see my center channel in the picture below. The center of the center channel is 16" above the floor. I need to get that pointed at the listeners ear. My...
  2. 1Wolf

    Need advice on the best way to handle e-mail

    I need a little advice on e-mail solutions. I understand that these days no one uses their ISP assigned e-mail addresses. However, it was back sometime in the 90's when Comcast first arrived in my neighborhood so I've been with the same ISP ever since. Back then, you'd create a few e-mail...
  3. 1Wolf

    Ethernet Cable Recommendation

    I've recently moved into a rental home and the ISP that serves this neighborhood offers Metronet Fiber Optic Internet and my package is a Gig speed package. I've previously always had comcast cable internet so Fiber is new to me. The fiber optic line comes through the outer wall into the house...
  4. 1Wolf

    Is there something wrong with my 5950x?

    Hello. I've recently just built two new systems. One with an 5900X and one with a 5950X. These are my first AMD systems and it had been almost 10 years since I built a machine (my last machine was an intel 3770K). I've run both systems on Aida64 stability test for about 2 and a half hours...
  5. 1Wolf

    LG 38gn950-b Driver?

    Does anyone happen to know the correct driver for the 38gn950-b? The owners manual that came with the monitor specified that LG recommends you install 3 pieces of software: The OnScreen Control Software, the UltraGear Control Center, and the Windows Driver. There are no drivers at all that...
  6. 1Wolf

    Question on FPS vs Multiple Displays

    Please forgive me if you've already seen this thread in the video card forum as I really wasn't sure where to post it or where I might get the question to the right people. I've got kind of a weird question here and I wasn't even sure where to post it...whether it was a GPU question, a display...
  7. 1Wolf

    Question on FPS vs Multiple Displays

    I've got kind of a weird question here and I wasn't even sure where to post it...whether it was a GPU question, a display question, or an audio question. So I'll try here and hopefully someone here smarter than me (which is probably most of you anyway) will know the answer. If not maybe I've...
  8. 1Wolf

    Looking for printer recommendations

    Its been over a decade since I purchased a laser printer and I really don't know much about laser printers so I wanted to ask for some recommendations. There is a recent similar thread on this however my requirements are very different from that member's so I wanted to start a new thread. My...
  9. 1Wolf

    Need some speaker advice from an audiophile

    A good decade ago I'd asked for help here in selecting a good 5.1 sound setup for my PC. I used it for gaming and movies and I wanted to go with a 5.1 setup. A bunch of folks who will probably forget more about sound setups then I'll ever know stepped up and offered me some absolutely...
  10. 1Wolf

    How bad did I screw up my radiator?

    Ok. I'm an idiot and I'm embarrassed that I need to post this. NZXT Kraken Z73. I'm not even exactly sure HOW I managed to pull this off but I was attaching my fans to my 360 radiator and the radiator to the case and somehow I managed to miss the screw hole JUST right and the screw went...
  11. 1Wolf

    Alienware AW3821DW - What should I do?

    I've been on the fence between the LG 38GN950-B and the Alienware AW3821DW for a while. After hemming and hawing I finally decided that maybe the full G-Sync module was worth it, and the folks here in the forums spoke highly of the Alienware warranty and support. So I went with the Alienware...
  12. 1Wolf

    How difficult is it to enable PBO?

    Probably a stupid question and a simple topic but, for whatever reason, the google or the YouTube isn't helping me to find what I'm looking for. I've just built an AMD 5900X system on an ASUS X570 Dark Hero motherboard (Not my first build but my first AMD build). Anytime I read folks asking...
  13. 1Wolf

    Windows 10 Setup Question

    Building a gaming machine for my wife. This is the first time that I've installed Windows 10 (My last build for her was many years ago and was Windows 7). On previous machines I'd just created her Windows local account as an "Admin" so that she could do what she needed to do. However, this...
  14. 1Wolf

    Favorite utility to stress test 5900X for load temps?

    I'd like to stress test my 5900X just to see what kind of load temps I get. I haven't overclocked it or activated PBO. However, I had some issues with the installation of the NZXT Z73 early on and I'd like to see how my load temps are looking. The last time I overclocked a CPU was an intel...
  15. 1Wolf

    AMD Ryzen 5900 - What is most accurate temp monitor?

    This is my first AMD build. AMD Ryzen 5900. I've discovered that the temps from the various monitoring tools differ alot more than I was expecting. My last machine was an intel 3770K and I used realtemp and/or coretemp and all of them produced pretty accurate results. For this Ryzen though...
  16. 1Wolf

    Looking for NAS recommendations & advice

    I'm looking for advice & recommendations for a NAS. Use for the NAS will be primarily backups, storage of *.vhd backup images of drives, & personal cloud storage (Sharing things like Photos, and files) for my wife and I. My wife and I have several desktops & laptops spread across 2 floors in...
  17. 1Wolf

    How to control LED on Gigabyte RTX 3080 Vision OC?

    New build has a Gigabyte RTX 3080 Vision OC. Its a white build for my wife and the card is white so its very pretty. The pictures on the box show it with a violet strip beneath the white "Gigabyte" logo and the wife thinks thats gorgeous. However, the only part that comes pre-lit on the card...
  18. 1Wolf

    Looking for software to store user/pwd info

    Just looking for recommendations for a good, very safe, very secure software to store the plethora of usernames/passwords that we all accumulate. I'd prefer something that is as "simple" as possible as I don't need alot of bells and whistles and I'd prefer something that doesn't run a bunch of...
  19. 1Wolf

    New PC - AntiVirus and Imaging Software?

    Last time I built a new PC was 2012 so its been a while. This is a "gaming" machine so performance is at the utmost and it doesn't spend much time in other pursuits. I just had a couple questions as I was hoping some of you might offer some insight to. AntiVirus - My previous machines just...
  20. 1Wolf

    Windows 10 - Can you run and close a program automatically at startup?

    Windows 10 question.... I have a little problem with a piece of software I was hoping someone might have a slick solution for. My system has a few sets of the Lian Li SL120 UniFans. The "default" for the fans is just an RGB rainbow. There is a configuration program for them called...
  21. 1Wolf

    New 5900X build, is this a normal idle temp?

    Brand new 5900X build with a 360 NZXT Kraken Z73 AIO and 12 total fans, ASUS Crosshair VIII Dark Hero motherboard. I just finished assembling it and fired it up for the very first time to make sure everything worked before I start cable management. It made it through POST just fine and I went...
  22. 1Wolf

    ASUS Crosshair VIII Dark Hero 8+4 CPU Connections

    This is the first mobo I've had with the 8+4 pin CPU connector. I'm a bit confused and I'm not even sure if this is a PSU question or a Mobo question. Mobo Manual says to use either the 8-pin or the 8+4 pin. My PSU is a Seasonic TX-1000 and comes with 2 cables that are "split" with 4+4...
  23. 1Wolf

    Question on connecting NZXT Z73 AIO to Fan Headers

    Questions on installing an NZXT Z73 AIO. I'm installing 6 Lian-Li Unifans set in push/pull (1 group of 3 on top of the rad and 1 group of 3 on the bottom). The instructions for the NZXT tell you to use their "Breakout" cable which is just a big splitter where one connection goes into a Mobo...
  24. 1Wolf

    Panel differences between AW3821dw and LG 38GN950?

    I keep reading that they are the same panel. I'm not incredibly knowledgeable on displays so, this may seem a silly question, but what exactly does "the same panel" mean? I ask because one is 8-bit + FRC and the other is true 10-bit. One is GSync compatible and one has the GSync module. One...
  25. 1Wolf

    360 AIO & Lian Li O11 Dynamic Fan Setup

    Looking for some opinions here. All of the research I've done, and sample builds I've looked at, is giving me conflicting information so I was hoping to throw it out there and get some opinions. 360 AIO, Blower style GPU (GPU is not vertical), & Lian Li O11 Dynamic with typical 9 fan setup...
  26. 1Wolf

    NZXT Kraken Z73 Thermal Paste Question

    Is the pre-applied thermal paste on an NZXT Kraken Z73 on an AMD 5950X pretty decent to just go ahead and use? Or is it the popular opinion to clean it off and use something else? I've always used Corsair AIO's in past years for intel builds and their pre-applied thermal paste has always been...
  27. 1Wolf

    Looking for ultra widescreen monitor recommendations

    Hello. I'm in the process of researching a new monitor. I current have an ASUS ROG Swift PG279Q 2560x1440 monitor and wish to upgrade this to a 35" or 38" ultra widescreen. There are quite a few choices out there; technology moves fast and new stuff is always either just coming out or has...
  28. 1Wolf

    Need some fan advice

    Due to the fact that its really difficult to purchase alot of hardware items right now I have a bit of a dilemma I was hoping to get some advice on. I'm working on a build for my wife. Its a "white" build inside a Lian Li O11 Dynamic. I've got a NZXT Kraken Z73 that I'm going to install 6 of...
  29. 1Wolf

    Need some advice evaluating memory performance

    Daisy Chain motherboard (ASUS Dark Hero) AMD 5000 series CPU (AMD 5900X) 2x32 DDR4 3600 18-22-22-42 vs. 2x16 DDR4 3600 16-16-16-36 Outside of overclocking and speaking only purely on "out-of-the-box, set to XMP and go!" PC performance in FPS game benchmarks, how much of a performance...
  30. 1Wolf

    Memory QVL Question

    If you purchase a memory kit from a common manufacturer (i.e. Corsair, GSkill, Crucial, etc.) and your exact motherboard is listed on the memory manufacturer's QVL for that kit, is there any sort of guarantee that the memory kit will function at the advertised speeds and timings? So lets say...
  31. 1Wolf

    Basic NVMe PCI 4.0 SSD Questions

    I'm sure these are pretty basic questions, but I'm new to M.2 NVMe SSD's, PCI Gen 4, etc. I haven't built a system since around 2012 or so. My motherboard (ASUS Dark Hero) allows for two M.2 SSD's. I had considered picking up one M.2 NVMe PCI Gen 4 SSD as my OS/Games drive - Probably 1 TB...
  32. 1Wolf

    Substitutes for Seasonic Prime TX-1000?

    The PSU that I want for my build is a Seasonic Prime TX-1000. Problem is that I'm having a hard time finding one. They are either out of stock or being scalped at large markups like GPU's and CPU's and such are these days. So my choice is either to wait until that PSU comes into stock...
  33. 1Wolf

    Need some advice with memory selection and 2 vs 4

    This is my first AMD build and I'm trying to determine which of these 64GB G.Skill memory kits/configurations would serve me best. 2 vs 4 sticks. I've got 3 4x16GB and 2 2x32GB options below. 2 sticks would sure make it easier to fit an AIO water block. 4 sticks would probably be tight. On the...
  34. 1Wolf

    Which would you choose? 3090 FE vs. EVGA 3090 FTW3

    Hypothetical Question. If you had the opportunity to select either of those GPU's for free. The 3090 FE or the EVGA 3090 FTW3. Which, of those two, would you choose and why? Given the following: - Your primary use for the GPU is high resolution VR gaming (Stuff like DCS & MSFS) as well as...
  35. 1Wolf

    5900x vs 5950x Question

    Almost all of the gaming benchmarks I've seen show the 5950x just slightly ahead in FPS for most games. There are a few it comes in about the same, and a few it even lags behind by a little. Overall though, in most benchmark testing I've seen the 5950x is ahead just slightly. However, in chat...
  36. 1Wolf

    What personal money management software would you recommend?

    I'm looking for recommendations for personal money management software for purposes of home budgeting/home finances and such. Something easy to use and get started with that is easy to dive into. Something "safe" to use as far as my personal information. I want to more easily track my...
  37. 1Wolf

    Need advice on upgrade outlook for 2020

    My gaming machine is pretty long in the tooth now. 3770K based machine I built in 2012. Gaming machine. Lean heavily towards simulation stuff. 80% is spent in DCS in VR with the Oculus. I used to do alot of FSX stuff (but not anymore). Probably 20% playing other titles. I haven't built a...
  38. 1Wolf

    Logitech M705 Any Good?

    Looking for a wireless mouse. Rechargeable or really good battery life. For office, not for gaming. Scroll wheel needs to be able to switch from "free-spinning" to normal "click" wheel. From the Logitech website the M705 seems to fit the bill but I was wondering if anyone had any experience...
  39. 1Wolf

    Cherry MX Browns Too Loud For Office?

    Just looking to get some opinions here. I'm pretty sure Cherry Blue's are too loud but I was wondering what the consensus on browns in an office/cube environment are? I'm looking to upgrade the keyboard on my work machine to a nice mechanical but I want to be considerate of my neighbors. What...
  40. 1Wolf

    Looking for case recommendations

    I'm still at the "researching" stage for a new gaming build and I'm looking at cases. Its been a while since I've looked at cases so I was hoping to get some recommendations of good cases that I could look into. I REALLY like the looks of the Corsair Crystal 570X series. I like the tempered...
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