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Dan The Man Building a Computer?

All good Dan.

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Yes, I went and looked it up and watched the video. LOL, it is basically common sense, which it seems I don’t have much of. Well, I got that part figured out anyway.

I finally figured out how to hook up my stereo to the PC audio using the GPU

As for the NVMe, I don’t have the cash for that yet. A question though, the MB has two ports for an NVMe, does that mean I can use two of them or do they have two ports for convenience?

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Dan what MB you running ?

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Asrock B450M Pro4

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I think playstation just came out with a remastered Descent if I am not mistaking.

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Need some advice my friends and maybe even more than advice. :upside_down_face:

Ok, got it built. I have 2 fans in the from pulling in air bunt nothing in the back blowing the air out. There is a place for one (apex 4.5in x 4.5in). If you could recommend a decent fan that isn’t expensive ($20-$30).

What I really need to know is how to make sure my PC is running efficiently. Do I need to overclock? or do anything with the GPU?

I just learned about overclocking. Some say don’t need to and others say yes you should.

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Dude, I’m just in awe that you are building a computer. I can’t even fix minor things

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I watched and read a LOT of material and still need help and am grateful that I can get it.

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Don’t worry about the air getting out of the enclosure if you’re pumping it in wit 2 fans. Just install a program to watch your temperatures but I’m sure it will be fine if you don’t have 110 degrees in the room.
With the efficiency and overclocking… I would first make sure it runs on the specs it’s supposed to. So make sure it runs on the Mhz it’s supposed to and that the RAM is set correctly in the bios. As long as you don’t have a killer application which is hungry for more power then you can think about it but to be honest, your cpu is not bad at all so I’d give it a go first and monitor the temps. That’s a good indicator for the work it’s doing.

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Dont worry about overclocking for now if I were you. Just make sure everything running smoothly.

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Agree - OC not necessary - but if you want, here is a review where they go through overclocking that particular CPU:

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I would definitely install an exhaust fan ASAP - it plays a role in cooling :wink: (Although you want a positive pressure inside the case)

I would get something like this:

Newegg:

Or

Amazon:

https://www.amazon.com/Noctua-NF-A14-PWM-Premium-Cooling/dp/B00CP6QLY6/

Or

https://www.amazon.com/quiet-BL071-SILENTWINGS-1600RPM-77-57CFM/dp/B01JME13SW/

It’s usually a 140mm fan in the rear… What case are you using?

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I’d check the temperature first if an exhaust is necessary. In my experience cooling is not such a big thing anymore. And then I’d rather use one of the two existing ones as an exhaust before I buy another one.

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@daath Thank you sir. much appreciated.

@Bad_Influence that’s a good idea. So far the CPU has gotten to 35 degrees Celcius which is about 80 Fahrenheit but I don’t know if that is hot or not. When I look at the master it looks ok

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Just install a program to read the temp values and fan speeds etc, or read them in the bios. It’s probably not doing much so if you really want to know then find a way to stress the CPU and see how that influences the temperature.
What’s the most CPU hungry application you’re running?

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I going with the general consensus as far as the OC goes. Unless you really want to tinker with it, I’d just leave it alone. I would get an exhaust fan installed soon though. Probably not a super immediate need unless the room is really hot, but why tempt fate? I remember using a free program called Speccy from Piriform (I think) that will give you a complete system rundown and it doesn’t hog resources to do it. If I remember correctly the info was color coded so anything critical (like temp) would be highlighted in red. Take a look if you’re interested. It’s a no frills program but it’ll give you what you need.

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@Dan_the_Man you’ve already got great answers, but typically what goes IN, must come OUT, so if you have fans pushing in, getting fans pulling out, is great.

Benchmarking is never a bad idea, and 3DMark is the goto for me. Free version as well.

Nah, just leave it as is. No need to inject any hassles.

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I did that right away. The program is AMD Ryzen Master

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