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by DJTurboToJo
Mon Jun 22, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Time for a new silent PC? What to keep? What to replace? What to rethink?
Replies: 44
Views: 3811

Re: Time for a new silent PC? What to keep? What to replace? What to rethink?

I'm pretty happy with my setup. Thanks again for your input. The case is pretty quite and for my need the cpu is totally fine. Maybe a bit slower but no need to get an extra graphic card. I think it was the right decision (for me).
by DJTurboToJo
Tue May 05, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Time for a new silent PC? What to keep? What to replace? What to rethink?
Replies: 44
Views: 3811

Re: Time for a new silent PC? What to keep? What to replace? What to rethink?

I guess I've never looked at the round power button and this slit when I've started my pc. Anyhow, the light went off and I don't see anything when it is up and running. I've just tested it. Switched + and - and no light at all. Switched again and no light. So, maybe there was just no light before,...
by DJTurboToJo
Tue May 05, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Time for a new silent PC? What to keep? What to replace? What to rethink?
Replies: 44
Views: 3811

Re: Time for a new silent PC? What to keep? What to replace? What to rethink?

Thanks teodoro. I double checked the front cables. They are correctly attached. The case has a single pin for + and one for -, so I would have guessed that it doesn't matter which way I use. I have now + left and - right. What I was able to see today for the first time was a blueish light that came ...
by DJTurboToJo
Tue May 05, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Time for a new silent PC? What to keep? What to replace? What to rethink?
Replies: 44
Views: 3811

Re: Time for a new silent PC? What to keep? What to replace? What to rethink?

Thanks, I know. There was this little red light on the mobo [EDIT](which is just under the 8pin ATX 12V)[/EDIT] and the fans stopped working after a few seconds, even before POST (or whatever this is called now). The thing is that every part was new. And I built my last PC 10 years ago, so fair enou...
by DJTurboToJo
Fri May 01, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Time for a new silent PC? What to keep? What to replace? What to rethink?
Replies: 44
Views: 3811

Re: Time for a new silent PC? What to keep? What to replace? What to rethink?

Thank you all for your input. Finally I've received all the parts and put it together. Especially getting the CPU was pretty hard. My pc is way faster than before, also the Win10 fresh installation is much nicer than my former Win10 upgrade, it's pretty quite, sometimes I'm not even sure if it's on ...
by DJTurboToJo
Wed Apr 08, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Time for a new silent PC? What to keep? What to replace? What to rethink?
Replies: 44
Views: 3811

Re: Time for a new silent PC? What to keep? What to replace? What to rethink?

Thanks all for your help. I did order most parts today. I guess a bad timing as prices went up quite a bit according to partpicker and also the delivery is expected to be pretty long due to covid. I did change the Intel M.2 though. An interesting thread about the Intel 660P is https://www.techpoweru...
by DJTurboToJo
Wed Apr 08, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Time for a new silent PC? What to keep? What to replace? What to rethink?
Replies: 44
Views: 3811

Re: Time for a new silent PC? What to keep? What to replace? What to rethink?

Thanks Olle P: My plan was first M.2 PCI with Win10 directly connected to the CPU ( I think that this is possible with x570 ) to avoid too much travel. The second M.2 PCI will be split into half and the first half is just as a replacement for my existing 1GB OS/important data Raid1 that I had. I wan...
by DJTurboToJo
Tue Apr 07, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Time for a new silent PC? What to keep? What to replace? What to rethink?
Replies: 44
Views: 3811

Re: Time for a new silent PC? What to keep? What to replace? What to rethink?

Cool, thanks Steve. ->Q: What do you guys think of Option R5 3400G (v2) : -CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3400G 3.7 GHz Quad-Core Processor ($220) -Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 82.5 CFM CPU Cooler ($125) -Mainboard: Asus ROG Strix X570-E Gaming ($410) [or MSI B450 Gaming Pro Carbon AC ($170), Max if out in a few months]...
by DJTurboToJo
Tue Apr 07, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Time for a new silent PC? What to keep? What to replace? What to rethink?
Replies: 44
Views: 3811

Re: Time for a new silent PC? What to keep? What to replace? What to rethink?

->Q: What's the transfer speed difference between PCIe3.0x4 and PCIe2.0x4 (or PCIe3.0x4)? Isn't the x specifiying the speed? I see, it's per lane and per lane is defined by the version. Then there is the x as multiplyer (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PCI_Express): PCIe1 = 250MB/s, PCIe2 = 500MB/s, ...
by DJTurboToJo
Tue Apr 07, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Time for a new silent PC? What to keep? What to replace? What to rethink?
Replies: 44
Views: 3811

Re: Time for a new silent PC? What to keep? What to replace? What to rethink?

Well, I was now reading about the x570. Of course there is the debate of noise which I definitely don't want but I'm not sure how loud that really is. Reading about the Asus Prime x570 Pro the manual says with a Ryzen Gen2 and Vega the first M2 will be PCIe3.0x4 instead of PCIe4.0x4, so that - compa...
by DJTurboToJo
Tue Apr 07, 2020 8:07 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Time for a new silent PC? What to keep? What to replace? What to rethink?
Replies: 44
Views: 3811

Re: Time for a new silent PC? What to keep? What to replace? What to rethink?

Thanks Steve, I'm sure I get this BIOS updated done somehow, I was just a bit worried and confused about M-Flash, Liveupdate and Flashback. PSU: I also read about this molex adapter, I was just wondering if the 4pin is something I do need nowadays (and it doesn't look like) and then I was wondering ...
by DJTurboToJo
Sun Apr 05, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Time for a new silent PC? What to keep? What to replace? What to rethink?
Replies: 44
Views: 3811

Re: Time for a new silent PC? What to keep? What to replace? What to rethink?

Thanks, as I couldn't find any other MSI Gaming Pro Carbon AC, I guess I will take this one. I checked partspicker and with either MSI B450 Gaming Pro Carbon AC and also MSCI B450 Tomahawk Max I get the warning: Warning!Some AMD B450 chipset motherboards may need a BIOS update prior to using Picasso...
by DJTurboToJo
Sun Apr 05, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Time for a new silent PC? What to keep? What to replace? What to rethink?
Replies: 44
Views: 3811

Re: Time for a new silent PC? What to keep? What to replace? What to rethink?

Thanks Steve. I'm starting to see some light at the end of the tunnel. About case, let's say I'd buy the Fractal R6: Are the case fans somehow regulated? Per software, bios, case chip? Just because you mentioned with the Noctura there might be no need to spin which would mean less noise, obviously.
by DJTurboToJo
Sun Apr 05, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Time for a new silent PC? What to keep? What to replace? What to rethink?
Replies: 44
Views: 3811

Re: Time for a new silent PC? What to keep? What to replace? What to rethink?

Thanks teodoro. Also very helpful. I will then go the 3400G route. I was just looking at the different MSI Gaming boards and am one more time confused. The one I've read about is the B450-GAMING-PRO-CARBON-AC which is the same price as the Tomahawk Max (https://asset.msi.com/pdf/main/global/presale_...
by DJTurboToJo
Sat Apr 04, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Time for a new silent PC? What to keep? What to replace? What to rethink?
Replies: 44
Views: 3811

Re: Time for a new silent PC? What to keep? What to replace? What to rethink?

Answers to questions in my previous post, including new ones ;) RAM: Found the memory list now, sorry. B450-GAMING-PRO-CARBON-AC (https://ca.msi.com/Motherboard/support/B450-GAMING-PRO-CARBON-AC#support-mem-18) CMK32GX4M2Z3200C16 has two check marks (1 and 2 but not 4), guess two of those would work...
by DJTurboToJo
Sat Apr 04, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Time for a new silent PC? What to keep? What to replace? What to rethink?
Replies: 44
Views: 3811

Re: Time for a new silent PC? What to keep? What to replace? What to rethink?

Continuing the R5 3400G path, my thinking now, this is what I need right now, if everything else except mobo+cpu stays the same I could upgrade mobo+cpu in 5 years without changing too much. So, I had a look at a few links ( my two options [i7 vs 3400G] are at the end ): SPCR: https://silentpcreview...
by DJTurboToJo
Sat Apr 04, 2020 5:37 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Time for a new silent PC? What to keep? What to replace? What to rethink?
Replies: 44
Views: 3811

Re: Time for a new silent PC? What to keep? What to replace? What to rethink?

Thanks again Steve. I think based on Aneon‘s build the i7 combo I listed above is one option. It‘s more than I need but will last for 5-10 years. I guess I‘m rather the opposite, spending a lot of time once and settle for a bit more expensive stuff and hope there’s no need to deal with it for a long...
by DJTurboToJo
Fri Apr 03, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Time for a new silent PC? What to keep? What to replace? What to rethink?
Replies: 44
Views: 3811

Re: Time for a new silent PC? What to keep? What to replace? What to rethink?

Looking at (https://www.cpubenchmark.net/compare/AMD-Ryzen-5-3400G-vs-Intel-i7-9700-vs-AMD-Ryzen-5-3600/3498vs3477vs3481) going for the lowest CPU Mark feels a bit sad and the price is not that much cheaper. But compared to my CPU Mark of 2576 it's an upgrade. R5 3400G | CPU Mark 9526 | $210 i7-9700...
by DJTurboToJo
Fri Apr 03, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Time for a new silent PC? What to keep? What to replace? What to rethink?
Replies: 44
Views: 3811

Re: Time for a new silent PC? What to keep? What to replace? What to rethink?

Thanks again Steve for taking your time to read and respond. I really appreciate it. And you're right again in every aspect. If I find the time I'll look at a combination with R5 3400G and a b450 mobo ->Q: Any combo in mind? Thanks also for the 9700 (without K) adivce. I won't overclock. I have no i...
by DJTurboToJo
Fri Apr 03, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Time for a new silent PC? What to keep? What to replace? What to rethink?
Replies: 44
Views: 3811

Re: Time for a new silent PC? What to keep? What to replace? What to rethink?

Thanks again, and sorry for my verbose mode. Helps me to think when I write it down. Hopefully it will also help someone once I came to a conclusion. 1) Ok, I guess I don't really need a graphic card but I like to have options ;). I'll look into these in more detail. Thanks. 2) That's good to know a...
by DJTurboToJo
Fri Apr 03, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Time for a new silent PC? What to keep? What to replace? What to rethink?
Replies: 44
Views: 3811

Re: Time for a new silent PC? What to keep? What to replace? What to rethink?

-> Q: Steve mentioned the G series with gpu. I have no idea about this. Is the gpu from Ryzen 5 3400G (RX Vega 11) better than onboard graphics (let's say compared to Radeon™ Vega Graphics Processors as in ASUS Prime X570-Pro) and also better than my old graphic card? I'm confused. And then comes m...
by DJTurboToJo
Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Time for a new silent PC? What to keep? What to replace? What to rethink?
Replies: 44
Views: 3811

Re: Time for a new silent PC? What to keep? What to replace? What to rethink?

Ok, so focusing on what I need rather than what I'm dreaming of and probably will never use, how about: CPU: Ryzen 5 3600 ($250, so cheaper, enough and 3gen to make me feel good) -> Q: Steve mentioned the G series with gpu. I have no idea about this. Is the gpu from Ryzen 5 3400G (RX Vega 11) better...
by DJTurboToJo
Fri Apr 03, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Time for a new silent PC? What to keep? What to replace? What to rethink?
Replies: 44
Views: 3811

Re: Time for a new silent PC? What to keep? What to replace? What to rethink?

Thanks Steve, I guess I want to be future proof. Maybe also a bit of an ego thing but I also want the system to run for a while. I'm doing a bit more on my pc now but actually if I ever need a crazy funky power pc I could just go to amazon and book one for the time I need it. Here are my other thoug...
by DJTurboToJo
Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Time for a new silent PC? What to keep? What to replace? What to rethink?
Replies: 44
Views: 3811

Re: Time for a new silent PC? What to keep? What to replace? What to rethink?

After looking around some more and even though I did read the current threads in this forum before posting there is just so much new and even newer parts are coming out so fast, well anyhow I'm in favour of Ryzen 7 3700 Pro right now. But somehow I don't find it anywhere where I could buy? I do find...
by DJTurboToJo
Thu Apr 02, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Time for a new silent PC? What to keep? What to replace? What to rethink?
Replies: 44
Views: 3811

Time for a new silent PC? What to keep? What to replace? What to rethink?

Hi everyone, Hopefully you're all fine. I think it's time for me to buy new parts for my pc. I used to build every pc I owned and they usually lasted for about 10 years. Like now, it's time for an update. But this time I don't have so much time to dig deep into all new things and hope I can get some...