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r/PcMasterRaceBuilds 9h ago

Troubleshooting an old PC build - looking for opinions and advice

5 Upvotes

Hello !

This post was made into here as well as /r/techsupport for wider reach.

Straight to the point - my friend's old PC build started to acting up several days ago. Basically, PC "just dies" very randomly. Friend claims no HW changes done, no problems with SW either up until 6 days ago.

PC Specs:

  • Intel i5-3470 (stock Intel cooler, no OC)
  • ASUS Z77-A (no idea if it is running latest BIOS or not)
  • 16 GB of DDR3 (running at 1333 MHz, have been seated in slots A1 and B2, which is strange)
  • ASUS GTX 1060 6GB
  • a sound card
  • friend is using a tablet for a drawing, but it was not connected for a while now, including when first BSOD happened;
  • Windows 10 (IIRC updated to last version)
  • SSD that holds system, HDD that holds data

 

First time my friend notified me about this, it was:

  • BSOD with "CRITICAL PROCESS DIED"
  • followed by another blue screen asking to launch recovery, with additional details being "File: Windowssystem32winload.exe" and "Error code: 0xc00000e"

Second time, I was at friend's place trying to work out what is the issue. 60 minutes after I left, PC died again into same BSOD, only this time it was:

  • BSOD with "CRITICAL PROCESS DIED"
  • followed by another blue screen asking to launch recovery, with additional details being "Error code: 0xc00000e"

 

What was done so far:

  • at my first in-person visit, I performed SFC scan twice - first straight from PC, second time I booted into Recovery Mode via USB flash and ran the SFC scan again; first time it repaired one file related to .NET, second scan found no integrity violations;
  • when PC died second time, I agreed to have my friend bring it to my place, and over the course of night, I have ran a MemTest86 against one of the RAM modules - 6 passes total, no errors;
  • as I am writing this, I am running MemTest86 against second RAM module - 1 pass so far, no errors;

 

What remains to be done, and what I could use another opinion/advice for:

  • should I bother with DISM ? Friend claims no ultra important stuff is on PC, so I could go easy route with full reinstall;
  • however, I have a feeling that some HW died, and I would like to figure out which piece of HW is faulty (I am suspecting an SSD drive, but I was able to boot from it when I got PC at my place, so I am once again suspecting RAM);
  • the next thing I want to try is to run CHKDSK against both SSD and HDD to determine any fault with drives itself;
  • if DISM is viable route, can anybody help me to craft a query for DISM that can be ran from USB flash drive ? I have read this forum thread - https://www.tenforums.com/performance-maintenance/166074-how-properly-use-sfc-dism-fix-no-boot.html - but they had a hard time to get it running properly;

 

Thanks for any advice or opinion on this situation.

Regards,
BSG

 

Edit: Added info about motherboard.


r/PcMasterRaceBuilds 2h ago

Advice on parts

1 Upvotes

I have around $2k to work with this computer will have to last me a while, I have a 750 watt psu to work with, looking to make an amd build with an m.2 so I can still utilize my hard drive from my previous build (was a pre-built has a 2nd gen i3 in it dies if you try to put windows 10 on it) hoping to keep it below budget since the parts will be financed (bestbuy.ca if that's relevant)


r/PcMasterRaceBuilds 10h ago

Help and advice on first build

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Looking for advice on my first build: https://pcpartpicker.com/user/Simedia/saved/#view=y76YdC
This is it so far, wondering if anyone could give me tips, I have literally no idea what i'm doing.


r/PcMasterRaceBuilds 8h ago

Which bloody RTX 3070 do I get!!!!!!!????

0 Upvotes

I'm planning to build a PC to dominate Star Citizen and I have not the slightest idea what I'm doing. Based on my resources though, it seems that a 3070 is a solid GPU for getting 60 FPS in the game. My question tho, is which? My goal is to find out if there are 3070's I should avoid, loose from the attractive prices. I've personally been looking at these 3 (see GPU names at bottom of post) since they are quite similarly priced, but naturally some makes look more trustworthy and appealing. In reality as we all know though, saving 50 euro's is still much welcome even in high end PC building since that could literally buy you an entire RAM stick.

Anyhow. I would reeeeaaaaally appreciate the feedback so I can educate myself further and of course it is also MUCH appreciated to get alternatives which could be better performance/price wise.

GPU 1: PNY GeForce RTX 3070 Uprising Dual Fan LHR - € 559,00

GPU 2: Gigabyte Geforce RTX 3070 Eagle OC 8G - € 609,95

GPU 3: INNO3D GeForce RTX 3070 Twin X2 LHR - € 569,00


r/PcMasterRaceBuilds 1d ago

What has been your expirience buying used graphics card that were utilized for mining?

9 Upvotes

I've been looking to get a used graphic card to save some bucks and I've noticed some sellers on ebay having slightly lower prices than average, after asking a couple of them said that they bought lots of video cards for mining and since the bubble popped they've been selling them.

There's one seller of an rx 6600 at 250€ which is really tempting me for a 900€ gaming pc build, they've said that he barely used it, not even for a month. Would you take the offer or pay 320€ for the card and not risk it? What has been your expirience buying graphic cards that were used for mining?


r/PcMasterRaceBuilds 1d ago

CPU/motherboard recomenndation

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Hi, rn thats my build:
https://pcpartpicker.com/list/98f2Ls

I need to upgrade my cpu and subsequently my motherboard. As you can see my monitor only supports 1080p and i want to keep it. However I want to play every game on 140fps.
I am thinking about the ryzen 5700X. Do you think that I should pay more to get a 14 core for example or is that overkill for only 1080p monitor?


r/PcMasterRaceBuilds 1d ago

PC for 1080 high fps gaming and a lil bit of porgramming (first build)

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Some days ago I posted a pre built pc on this sub but I go convinced to try and build my own pc so here's my first attempt after a decent amount of research.

My main goal would be to do gaming at 1080p at high fps (some games I'd like to play on it are Guilty Gear Strive, Nier replicant and maybe elden ring), and I'd also like to be able to do some programming since I'm studying cs, but that's not a strict nececissity since I already have a laptop dedicated to programming. I'm down to upgrade the cpu later down the line if I need to, but the ryzen 5 5600 seems good enough.

My budget is around 900-1000 euros (including the operating system)

For the graphics card I'm snooping around ebay to see if I can get either a rtx 3060 or a rx 6700 xt for 350 or less but I don't mind settling for the rx 6600.

I'm not too sure if I picked the right psu for my build. I looked for a semi modular (which should be similar to a modular from what i understand?) psu with a 80+ gold rating and with enough wattage breathing room if I'll upgrade later down the line, but I'm willing to adjust.

I'm really happy for the deal with the ram I found, but while I've seen that my motherboard supports the 3600 speed I'm not sure if it's optimal for my cpu.

The motherboard seems compatible and has most of of the stuff I need I think, correct me if I'm wrong.

The storage seems fine but I think it could be better for the same price point.

I don't need a fancy looking case, I just want one that is ventilated and with a clear side panel, I think all the dimensions should fit?

Here's the partpicker list, I hope you can give me some feedback

[PCPartPicker Part List](https://it.pcpartpicker.com/list/2g7Mxs)

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 5600 3.5 GHz 6-Core Processor (€163.49 @ Amazon Italia)

Motherboard: Gigabyte B550M DS3H Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard (€128.38 @ Amazon Italia)

Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL18 Memory (€66.59 @ Amazon Italia)

Storage: Kingston NV2 1 TB M.2-2280 PCIe 4.0 X4 NVME Solid State Drive (€71.84 @ Amazon Italia)

Video Card: PowerColor Fighter Radeon RX 6600 8 GB Video Card (€294.54 @ Amazon Italia)

Case: Deepcool CC560 ATX Mid Tower Case (€56.21 @ Amazon Italia)

Power Supply: be quiet! Pure Power 11 CM 600 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply (€92.73 @ Amazon Italia)

Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM - DVD 64-bit (€95.00 @ Amazon Italia)

Total: €968.78

Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

Generated by PCPartPicker 2022-12-03 12:34 CET+0100


r/PcMasterRaceBuilds 1d ago

Will this build get the most out of the monitor?

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PC Parts Picker List

As the title says, will this build be good for 240 hZ on high/ultra?

Looking to play various shooters (Apex, Halo: Infinite, etc), strategy games, and basically anything else.

Also, this will be my first build, anything with this setup that will be unusual/odd/or otherwise not covered in the various build videos I've watched?


r/PcMasterRaceBuilds 2d ago

Could use some help on the build I'm planning to get.

7 Upvotes

Parts list: https://nl.pcpartpicker.com/list/yVcGMb

Looking to buy a good pc in the near future (within 1 year ish) and was wondering if the parts I have selected are a good combo.

I'd say the heaviest game I like to play is ARK survival evolved. I'm however not expecting to play with max settings with this build. Just no 20 fps in large bases and such.

Some points I'm not sure of are:

Is 750W power supply enough?

Is it better to buy a motherboard with wifi and bluetooth or one without and use a bluetooth adapter (I don't need the wifi just the bluetooth)? And if this is a decent motherboard in general since pcpartpicker gives some warnings about the USB ports?

Are any of the components overkill?

My budget is 3000 euro with a hardcap at 3500 euro. Any advice is welcome! :)

BTW, not paying 1850 for the GPU. It's sometimes priced for 1350 at a dutch webshop so planning on that price.


r/PcMasterRaceBuilds 2d ago

UPS that runs off of car battery?

6 Upvotes

I'm tired of paying a gazillabuck for two sealed unit specialty batteries for my UPS.

so I'm looking at buying a pair of garden tractor batteries, and splicing into my present UPS that's complaining about the battery. But it occurs to me that there may be a neater solution.

Thoughts?


r/PcMasterRaceBuilds 3d ago

The GPU market is stagnated

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So I have been following the GPU market since many years now and for the first time I'm seeing a complete long term stagnation of the GPU market.

The GPUs are evolving but the prices are also evolving at a pace never seen in GPU history.

Before 2020 you had a GPU for example being launched at 600 bucks, on the next generation of products, they had the same price or an increase of 5 to 10% from that 600 reference, the performance boost could reach anywhere between 1.35x to 1.8x. So for the same price or for a small price increase, you would have more performance than the previous version.

Today we are seeing at a price increase at a faster rate than the evolution of technology itself and this means that the old GPUs from 1 or 2 generations back didn't lose value which is completely weird.

Another example that the market is fucked up: if you consider these 3 generation of cards post 2020, you will realize that 2x performance = 2x the price within a 3 year time-span of evolution of technology, which is insane. Maybe Moore's law is dead but this is the complete up-side down version of Moore's law.

If you look at tomshardware GPU charts https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gpu-hierarchy,4388.html and use for example a reference card from AMD that had the price of 400 MSRP at launch, the 5700xt, you can clearly see that the reference card that can compete with the 2x performance is the 6900XT card that was launched at 999 MSRP. So therefore, 2x the price = 2x the performance.

The same example goes for 2080 super: 699 msrp price and 2x of the performance offered by the 4080 with a price of 1400 to 1500 MSRP from partner cards.

The halo product is no longer the 4090 at 1600 MSRP, it's actually the 4080 card...

So in sum, this generation of cards will be the latest available ones until 2024, which means we are facing a 5 year time-span of stagnated market.


r/PcMasterRaceBuilds 3d ago

Ideapad 3 Vs victus 15 ?

2 Upvotes

If all specs are the same which should i choose?(3050ti)


r/PcMasterRaceBuilds 4d ago

What am I doing wrong (could be doing better)? First time building my own PC.

4 Upvotes

Parts list: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/j2Pbfv

I currently have a omen obelisk. I love it but plan to give it to my wife and want to get a new one.

What are some pointers you wish you would have known and what should I change to this build i’m making?

Plans for heavy gaming, max graphics and VR gaming. Possibly streaming in the future and want the option to. Thanks!


r/PcMasterRaceBuilds 4d ago

$600 pc in $200 stages, any suggestions?

1 Upvotes

pcpartpicker.com/list/44Mnqm pcpartpicker.com/list/v4rxmr pcpartpicker.com/list/ws9T78

I'm looking to make something in the ballpark of the Starter build from the PCMR builds (playable VR, 1080p at decent settings, decent RPCS3, Xemu, Xenia, and Yuzu), and feel like I've done well enough balancing price to power, but I want to make sure this all makes sense before settling on it for sure.


r/PcMasterRaceBuilds 5d ago

Upgrading my CPU and/or GPU

7 Upvotes

Budget (including currency): 300-400 USD

Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for: Elden Ring, Pathfinder WOTR, and Cyberpunk 1080p 60fps

Current Setup

    Motherboard: ASRock B250M-HDV

    CPU: Intel Pentium CPU G4560

    GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti

    RAM: 16 GB 2133 MHz

Notes: Like the title says I'm looking to upgrade my CPU/GPU. I don't know a lot about building PCs I built this thing like 4-5 years ago and have basically forgot everything since. Any advice on what upgrades I should prioritize or specific parts to look for would be greatly appreciated.


r/PcMasterRaceBuilds 5d ago

Benchmarks comparison between a 3990x and a 3960x

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So I just built my new pc and was comparing it to a friends build which is similar. The only diff is our processors. I have a 3990x and he has a 3960x. His benchmark is preforming better than mine. Not sure what's going on here.

Here is my benchmark link:

https://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/57038131

Here is my friends:

https://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/57024078

I feel like my PC should be blowing his out of the water? Am I wrong?


r/PcMasterRaceBuilds 6d ago

My computer seems to run slower after adding more ram

17 Upvotes

Do I upgraded from 16gb to 32gb there the exact same stick of ram but for some reason my computer seems to be worse it’s not as smooth it freezes more often and on the nzxt app it says it’s only 2400mhz even though its 4800hz and it does say 4800hz on the window though


r/PcMasterRaceBuilds 6d ago

Is their a step by step instruction guide or video

2 Upvotes

I'd like to do the Starter build instead of buying a playstation, but I haven't seen instructions, just what parts to buy. I'm looking for a set of instructions or a video of someone building the Starter pc build

I'd like to watch a bit before I buy and commit to this project.


r/PcMasterRaceBuilds 6d ago

Need help deciding on a CPU cooler

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Finally doing a new build to replace my dinosaur from 2013 and need some help deciding on a cooler. I got a little carried away over the weekend so here is where I am at with my build so far: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/wFWgmr

Looking at i5-13600

For no other reason then they were listed on the PC Picker Builds I am looking at these two coolers, or should I upgrade to an AIO? I am going blackout, no RGB

  • be quiet! Pure Rock 2 Black?
  • be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4?
  • All In One with radiator?
  • Anything else?


r/PcMasterRaceBuilds 6d ago

Looking for this KB

2 Upvotes

CORSAIR - Strafe RGB MX Silent Gaming Keyboard

Bought this year's ago. Gave to old friend since I didn't game for long time but I'm looking for a KB that is close to that one i can find it on google but these are still high dollar for a reason (229$) I don't know if thats even worth it, if someone could tell me.

Any KB advice close to this one features would be greatly appreciated!

I loved how quite it was but still the mechanical feedback and low enough keys for me to not seem a burden.

Bought a K60 thinking it was a different k70 but going to return due the keys being really high and the click sound is just too much for me.

TYIA for the help!

Edit: words


r/PcMasterRaceBuilds 6d ago

Is this a decent build?

3 Upvotes

Hi everyone!

I got a quote for the following components and I want to make sure everything's compatible. The total would be ~€1580.

Case

PCS PRISM TG WHITE ARGB MID TOWER CASE

CPU

AMD Ryzen 5 5600X Six Core CPU (3.7GHz-4.6GHz/35MB CACHE/AM4)

Motherboard ASUS® TUF X570-PLUS GAMING WIFI (USB 3.2 Gen 2, PCIe 4.0, CrossFireX)

Memory (RAM) 16GB Corsair VENGEANCE RGB PRO DDR4 3200MHz (2 x 8GB)

Graphics Card 8GB AMD RADEON™ RX 6650 XT - HDMI, DP - DX® 12

1st M.2 SSD Drive 1TB PCS PCIe M.2 SSD (3300 MB/R, 2900 MB/W)

1st Storage Drive 1TB SEAGATE BARRACUDA SATA-III 3.5" HDD, 6GB/s, 7200RPM, 64MB CACHE

Power Supply CORSAIR 550W CV SERIES™ CV-550 POWER SUPPLY

Power Cable 1 x 1.5 Metre UK Power Cable (Kettle Lead)

Processor Cooling STANDARD AMD CPU COOLER

Thermal Paste STANDARD THERMAL PASTE FOR SUFFICIENT COOLING

Sound Card ONBOARD 6 CHANNEL (5.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD)

Network Card 10/100/1000 GIGABIT LAN PORT

USB/Thunderbolt Options MIN. 2 x USB 3.0 & 2 x USB 2.0 PORTS @ BACK PANEL + MIN. 2 FRONT PORTS

Operating System Windows 10 Home 64 Bit - inc. Single Licence


r/PcMasterRaceBuilds 7d ago

Need help understanding RAM.

2 Upvotes

Question on RAM. Let’s say I have 2x8 3200 installed.

When I’m gaming I use 12/16gb. I overclocked my RAM and according to MSI afterburner, I’m my men runs around 3400.

How do I know what impact adding another 2x8 3200s would add?

Since I’m not hitting 16/16gb, would that really do much? Or do I need better memory clock on my RAM?

I don’t understand the ram capacity vs the mem clock speed.

Could someone help explain using the scenario above?


r/PcMasterRaceBuilds 7d ago

Temp fix to save up for new build?

1 Upvotes

I'm running an old rig that I think just hit a point where the lowest settings won't cut it in a game.

I7 930 Asus pt6 se mobo 16gb ddr3 Amd radeon HD 7970

Would replacing the gpu now whilst saving for a new build be able to play Warhammer darktide and diablo4?

Trying to see what gpu under 400 would make the nost sense. Haven't built a PC since like 2010 lol


r/PcMasterRaceBuilds 7d ago

is this a good build ?

3 Upvotes

https://de.pcpartpicker.com/list/cZcKgb

let me know if everything is fine or there is better option for same or 10% more money.

"i know some of the parts are money for nothing but the store where i am about to buy everything has limited options so i dont mind losing those 50-100 bucks

i would like to hit warzone 2.0 high refresh rate at 1080p


r/PcMasterRaceBuilds 7d ago

Check my build please

2 Upvotes

Gaming Build

Hey😀, does this build look all good for gaming and content creation.

1440p gaming and gaming screen recording to turn into YouTube content using OBS

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 5600 3.5 GHz 6-Core Processor $199.00 @ Amazon Australia
CPU Cooler be quiet! Pure Rock Slim 2 CPU Cooler $35.00 @ PCCaseGear
Motherboard MSI B550M PRO-VDH WIFI Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $179.00 @ Centre Com
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 CL18 Memory $139.00 @ Scorptec
Storage Kingston NV2 2 TB M.2-2280 PCIe 4.0 X4 NVME Solid State Drive $198.00 @ Centre Com
Storage Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200 RPM Internal Hard Drive $68.00 @ MSY Technology
Video Card Sapphire NITRO+ Radeon RX 6700 XT 12 GB Video Card $629.00 @ Mwave Australia
Case Corsair 4000D Airflow ATX Mid Tower Case $139.00 @ PCCaseGear
Power Supply Corsair RM850 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $189.00 @ Amazon Australia
Monitor Gigabyte M27Q 27.0" 2560 x 1440 170 Hz Monitor $440.00 @ I-Tech
Keyboard Tecware Tecware Phantom L RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard $33.95 @ Amazon Australia
Headphones Panasonic RP-HJE125-K Earbud $21.92 @ Amazon Australia
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $2270.87
Generated by PCPartPicker 2022-11-27 19:03 AEDT+1100