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Questions tagged [computer-building]

For questions regarding the assembly of computers from individual components and problems you might face.

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Weird phenomenon : computer only boot if I plug-in a specific USB device while pressing the power button, once in 10~20 tries

I've got my hands on a very, very weird issue. I spent months trying everything, and google had literally 0 similar problem to help me. To summarize, it's a computer I built myself 5 years ago. Since ...
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MSI CPU Fan spins then stops and spins again

I have a MSI GS63VR 7RF Stealth pro. A couple days ago, I noticed it the laptop getting hot. I mostly use the laptop for music producing/video editing. To go into further detail, I run a program ...
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Are standoffs required if all holes rest on a raised part of the case?

Are standoffs required if all holes rest on a raised part of the case? The case I have is Thermaltake Versa H22 Plus Motherboard is ASUS B350
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Computer Sometimes Hangs During Startup and Always Hangs After Sleeping

I just built a new rig (full specs and BIOS snapshots at bottom) and I'm having a problem with it experiencing what appears to be random CPU hangs during startup. My board is an MSI B450I Mini-ITX ...
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No post, No Display output, No beep, No bios

Specs: CPU: Intel I3 6300 GPU: Palit GTX 750 TI SSD: Kingston 120gb RAM: HyperX Fury 8gb Mobo: Gigabyte GA-H110m-DS2 Been troubleshooting for days. Need help. I had been playing when it suddenly ...
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Aorus Gaming 5 Mobo Flashes Green Once and Doesn't Turn on

I'm in the process of upgrading my gaming PC for the first time in 6 years and this MB is giving me a bunch of issues. So far, I've had to buy another CPU after the 7th gen one I bought was ...
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New PC build slows down to a halt after a few hours + network speed drops

I am in the process of building a new gaming PC. I have these components: Gigabyte Z370 Aorus 7 Motherboard I7 8700K 16gb 3200 Corsair RGB ram Samsung 970 Evo 1TB nvme drive Corsair 650w power ...
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GTX1080 no video after installing GPUTweakII [closed]

So as the title says I installed GPUTweakII and restarted after installing, now I have no graphics output and I keep getting post code d6 on my MSI x370 motherboard even with my GTX1080 installed. No ...
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New graphics card, no display

I put together a new build, and the new graphics card I purchased is not displaying anything on my monitors (meaning, my monitors are not detecting anything). Here are my build list, some facts about ...
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Same ram for different prices?

I am looking into building my first computer and am currently stuck on what RAM to buy. I've landed on G.Skill's Trident Z, but while shopping I noticed the same RAN was priced at two drastically ...
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Gigabyte B360N BIOS flash failed, can't boot from backup

I built a Gigabyte B360N WiFi-based computer the other day. It came up fine into BIOS, and then I went to install Debian on it. I had to enable CSM to get it to boot from the USB stick on which I had ...
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New PC - Disk Spiking to 100%

I've recently built a new PC. Everything's working great, except that when I turn on the PC the disk performance will spike to 100% for 2-3 minutes. It also spikes when I open any programs. The main ...
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Motherboard with ATX 12V 4 pin power connector does not turn on

I have a motherboard that only was a 4 pin ATX 12V power connector to energize the CPU and nothing else. My PSU is thermaltake smart 650w and connecting the 4 pin 12V does not turn on the computer ...
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Building wall mountable PC

I'm building a wall mountable PC with an ATX mobo and PSU. What I'm doing is using wood with carbon fiber on it and screwing the parts directly. However, I read somewhere that carbon fiber is a ...
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8 pin CPU power connector has different form on one end

My motherboard requires an 8-pin CPU power cable to be connected, other than the 24-pin main connector. My PSU (which is modular) has the same exact 8-pin connector, under which it is written CPU. My ...
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Malfunctioning fan controller

My PC case has a fan controller on the front with two slide switches that you can use to control fans with 3 pin connectors. You can set each one to high, low or off. I was trying to install another ...
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Multiple restart during boot + bios reset

I recently built a computer but am running into an issue. Everytime I start the computer, it restarts itself during boot multiple times and when it finally comes up properly, BIOS did reset to default ...
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Laptop upgrade possibilities. How and why (or why not)? [closed]

I own an Asus K45VM that comes equipped (on-board) with an Intel i7 3610QM Processor (Turbos at 3.2GHz) and an NVDIA GeForce GT 630M (2gb VRAM). I'm already going to upgrade from an HD to SSD and ...
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Home-built PC will beep with no problems and display the Gigabyte logo, but I can't get to BIOS setup or anything

Parts: Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3P FX Power source: Jupiter 600 watt 80 plus bronze Hard Drive (HDD, not solid state): Seagate Barracuda 1TB CPU/Processor: AMD FX 6300 Graphics Card/GPU: GTX ...
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Will my RAM be compatible with my motherboard? [closed]

I'm trying to buy some RAM for my PC and I have noticed that when buying it is named BLT8G4D26AFTA whereas on my motherboard's compatibility list it says BLT8G4D26AFTA.16FAD would the .16FAD on the ...
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Is my CPU compatible with my motherboard?

Would an AMD Ryzen 7 2700 3.2ghz CPU be compatible with an MSI B350 Tomahawk motherboard with windows 10 home ?
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LVDS is not a full-pin connector?

Rather than SubD a LVDS can have different sizes because the adapter I bought is too big. Before I cut the cables and melt sinker and solder them directly, I have to ask a question: There is a gap ...
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PC rapidly turning off and on [closed]

So I just bought a bunch of components for my computer: Ryzen 3 2200G HyperX 8GB 2666MHz AsRock AB350M motherboard I installed it in my old case, but when I plug it in (Not even touching the power ...
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Graphic card lights up but newly built PC won't turn on

This is my first time of and I assembled my new PC and it is not starting for some reason. Though, strange my GPU is lights up but nothing else. I've checked the compatibility of each devices and they'...
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Integrated Graphics VS GPU Performance

I'm building a PC. I'm using an Intel i7-8700 as my CPU, which has Intel Iris 630 UHD integrated graphics. I'm getting 16 GBs of RAM. I have an EVGA GeForce GT 730 2GB dedicated GPU. Which should I ...
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System building: two Asrock boards in a row with defective RAM?

I am still working on my new build 8700k with an ASRock Fatal1ty Z370 Gaming K6. The full story is documented here a long with a complete parts list but there's not much more to it other than "won't ...
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Windows 10 PC won't sleep

I built my first PC and installed Windows 10 on it. Performs fine except for one recurring issue. Often times, when I try to sleep my system, the peripherals will shut off but other aspects of the ...
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Hd Audio and AC ‘97 wiring

Loose red wire originating in Hd Audio plug. Where does it go in the AC ‘97 plug?
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Why is airflow always front in, back out?

The motherboard on my gaming computer recently died, leaving me with a lot of functional components that just need a new mobo/cpu, so I'm taking this opportunity to 'build'(/rebuild) my first PC. As ...
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Is condensation on the outside of a custom water cooling loop an issue?

I recently built my first custom water cooling loop (never done any water cooling before) with copper pipes, and have gathered a bunch of comments from know-it-alls, suggesting various doomsday ...
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Crackle/Popping Sound When Playing Audio + Stuttering Video Games

I just built a PC: ASUS ROG STRIX Z370-H GAMING Intel i7 8700k EVGA Geforce GTX 1080 FTW 8 GB Corsair RMx Series, RM750x 750w Samsung 850 EVO 250 GB SSD Seagate 2 TB FireCuda Gaming SSHD Corsair ...
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Possibility of incorrect install of CPU - would system boot/OS install?

Having build a system with (amongst others) Supermicro X10SRL-F Intel xeon E5 1620 v4 I am about 80-90% sure I placed the triangle-corner in the correct orientation. But there is a slight ...
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NVMe on which Ubuntu is installed seems to disappear while running

I made a custom build desktop, which is turned on 24/7 and serves as server. Today I experienced for the second time that the machine turned unresponsive. Hooking up a screen does nothing. Inserting a ...
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PC not turning on propertly and ethernet port always needs reset. Motherboard Issue?

I have been having some issues lately with my PC. Mainly, 2 things have been occurring: My computer will turn on (i.e. the LEDs turn on and I hear the fan running), however, other components (...
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AMD RX 580 8GB not detected by BIOS and Windows

I have a big problem with my system. I just bought and AMD RX 580 8GB Sapphire Nitro+ and I can't install it. When I plug it in the motherboard and PSU (with both 6 pin and 8 pin) the GPU led start, ...
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What Could Cause a System to Constantly Reboot (After Being Off for a Week)

I'm running an ASRock X370 Taichi board, AMD Ryzen 1800X CPU, MasterLiquid 240 AIO Liquid Cooler, Roswell Photon Gold-Rated 1200W PSU, and 32GB of Corsair 3000Mhz RAM. I bought most of it new, (the ...
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Problems Inserting Wireless Card into Mini PCI express port.

I'm new to computer building. I have everything working except my wireless card. In the question section of this Intel wireless card, it says it works with any computer with a mini PCIe slot, which my ...
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Do people who don't do video editing or gaming need anything more than an entry level CPU? [closed]

Someone asked me to help him pick a laptop to buy, he doesn't play games or do video editing. He will only use it to do office work (PowerPoint and Word), browse the internet and watch movies, I don't ...
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Is it safe for the bottom of a hard drive to be touching or almost touching a metal drive bay?

I'm installing a new hard-drive, and have mounted it on something like this. After screwing the HDD down onto the drive adapter, I've realised there's very little clearance between its metal and the ...
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Is it worth just upgrading my CPU / GPU or should I just create an entirely new machine? [closed]

I recently noticed that I'm not having a smooth gaming experience on my machine anymore. Last time I upgraded some pieces was atleast 3 years ago I think and if I recall correctly I think my CPU is my ...
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Intel Optane Memory vs Optane SSD [closed]

I haven't found a good source to answer this question which deals with Intel's Optane products. I'm looking to build a new gaming computer primarily but I also do use my computer for the occasional ...
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What are the implications of “strain on the memory controller”?

Numerous articles and postings advise using as few memory sticks as possible, and/or using registered memory for configurations with many sticks, citing "strain on the memory controller". I am ...
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How to get rid of possible static build-up?

So, the internet is full of information regarding how to avoid frying your PC components with static electricity build-up. Things like touching something that's grounded, getting rid of plastic bags, ...
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Windows, Linux won't boot from any disk, were working before

I'm having a really strange problem. About a month ago I built a new computer. I installed Windows on it and later I bought another SSD and installed Fedora there. Everything has been working ...
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What exactly is the cause of RAM incompatibility?

I'm looking at rather short QVL lists from manufacturers, and I'm wondering what is the underlying cause of RAM incompatibility aside from the obvious: Obvious Reasons for Incompatibility RAM ...
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HP (RMN: TPN-Q130) Laptop Problems

I've been using this laptop for a few years now, but something's off. Headphones play in only one ear. Yes, I've checked syncing. Yes, I've updated my drivers. Yes, I've tried other headphones. Yes, ...
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AMD Ryzen 1600x for gaming in 1440 x 900

I want to build a PC for casual gaming. Here is my list: CPU: AMD Ryzen 1600x RAM: Two DDR-4 Ram Modules ( 2400 MHZ ) Do I need to buy a graphic card or Ryzen 1600x has a built-in one?
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using hdmi and vga on pc for extending windows

I am building a new pc. There is a situation I need to handle. Here I am going with the R7 240 2GB DDR3 XFX card which has both HDMI and VGA outs. I have an old monitor HP w15e which has only VGA port....
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boot-device LED on Asus Rampage V Edition 10 motherboard and will not POST

So I just got an ASUS Rampage V Edition 10 motherboard and built my computer. This is like the 4th computer I have built, so I have done this a few times. I am having trouble getting the computer to ...
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Newly Built PC Not Functioning/ Not Sure What Steps to Take (Already have re plugged)

My parts https://pcpartpicker.com/list/b6RVpb This is my first time building a PC. Everything has been assembled besides I'm missing two screws in the motherboard (Don't know if this is an issue). ...