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    First Ryzen build (5600x) frustrations(?)

    Hey guys, just needed to vent a bit because this is the first build I've put together in over 20 years that's been so simple to tune that it's actually frustrating; I swear it's going to give me anxiety due to the lack of issues throughout stability testing. I went into this build fully...
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    Gift: 1 set of active speakers, 3 out-put devices. How to...

    So, my parents have a PC, TV, and turntable, but one decent pair of speakers (Micca PB42X active desktop speakers) between them. They don't use more then one device at a time and they sit relatively close together, so I wanted to get them some kind of switching device they could use to swap the...
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    Linux newb checking out distros and general info

    Hello all. Finally looking into moving onto Linux for my primary build and trying to sponge up all the info I can about different distributions. I'm trying to find something simple and stable to get started with and thought Debian or Ubuntu Mate would be top choices. Current Pros for Debian are...
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    i7: the quest for 4.2GHz (R3F)

    hey all as the title says I'm currently working towards 4.2GHz (hyperthreading enabled). current "stable" setting is 4GHz (blck 210x19), which I haven't fully stress tested (initial 20min linx test). I've dicked around with the voltages a bit, but no dice yet. here's a template of my most...
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    odd ram readings (x58)

    hey guys odd problem here, so I finally get settled into my new motherboard and just now realize the amount of ram during the bios post is off, instead of reading 6144 it reads 6136 (done a lot of reading and it seems to be related to pins on the cpu socket or dimm interface not making...
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    looking for a decent wireless router

    hey guys, so my latest router's crapped out on me (second linksys that's acted up right after warranty ended), but I needed to upgrade to something with wireless any way. I'm looking for something on the cheaper side (was hoping around $40 or so, but would like to keep it under $100 if...
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    whine/chirping on the rampage 3 formula

    what's up guys, just got my new guts and have been working towards a stable overclock with very minimal voltage bump. the current problem is that during stability testing I'm getting a noticeable whine/chirp that seems to be coming from somewhere around the right side of the ioh (nb) when the...
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    mushkin ram kits

    hey guys, about to finish deciding on a final components list for some core parts (cpu/mobo/ram) and ran in to a slight stump when choosing the ram. the kits in question are these two mushkin kits; enhanced blackline 3x2gb 1600MHz - $140 enhanced blackline 3x2gb 1600MHz - $150...
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    ASUS Sabretooth x58 hits newegg

    I haven't really been able to find any pre-release testing done on this board, but something smells kinda fishy with it's $200 usd price point on newegg. seems to use decent components and have decent heatsinks, and it's p55 lil' sis' seems to be doing well, but the price point still makes me...
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    a little more news on the ASUS ROG Rampage III Formula

    found a little more info compiled on a uk forum. http://www.clunk.org.uk/forums/reviews/35117-asus-rampage-iii-formula-living-review.html so far it seems to be similar to the extreme minus a few of the extras. sadly still no pricing info or release date. a little overclocking done by...
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    cogage true spirit + thermalright rev.2 775 bolt through kit?

    does anyone have experience with these components? I just ordered them because it seems my old-school closed-loop's pump is starting to go out (thing was always junk to begin with, but for free it was better than intel's stock, lol). I figured it should work since the base on the true spirit...
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    new samsung spinpoint f3 1tb install

    this is after a fresh format (full), I was just wondering how this is looking. seems ok judging from other results I've seen on the drive, but I haven't exactly tested many hdds and am looking for anyone else's opinion.
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    could anyone help to point me in the right direction? (looking at i5 gameing)

    hello all, I'm currently trying to line up possible boards for an i5-750 system for mostly gaming, but also some photoshop and 3d editing, and I'm somewhat at a loss for words over the wide variety currently available (I've been reading reviews also, but I just need some good starting points to...
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    PSU options on a watercooled CM690II

    hello all, recently signed up, but I've lurked the boards for quite a good time (somewhere around a year or so, lol). I'm currently having quite a time looking up a good quality psu that I can shoe-horn into the CM690II alongside a good low fin density 2x 120 rad (been researching for a good...
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