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  1. ikonix360

    PCI-E question

    I remembered that those original 60M fans are quite fragile when I touched a blade by accident while it was running and it broke off. So I looked and found another 60MM fan that I had actually used for the other identical PC for case fans as it is quieter. I tried that one and it seems to at...
  2. ikonix360

    PCI-E question

    So while at work I found a very small cardboard box a component came in that was just big enough for the 60MM fan to fit inside. I cut a 40mm hole in the bottom where the original fan mount is mounted. Sure its a little noisy, but while playing fortnite I saw the CPU temperature drop by about...
  3. ikonix360

    PCI-E question

    So I decided to try something. With fortnite at the title screen to give the CPU some load I placed one of the original 60MM case fans in front of the CPU heatsink and it brought the temp down from 136F with the 40MM fan to 131F. That's without the fan adapter. So I think maybe the fan adapter...
  4. ikonix360

    PCI-E question

    Agreed. Too much trouble plus there's no guarantee it will work and also there's more stuff that could potentially fail. With the heatsink if the fan fails the processor will be fine. However if the liquid cooling fails there goes the processor.
  5. ikonix360

    PCI-E question

    Now here's what I'm tempted to do. My Xbox 360 is liquid cooled and sits on the shelf above the 32" TV. The pump is between the 360 and radiator. Now if the pump will move liquid down to where the computer is and back up all I'd need is a suitable water block and tubing. Plus a way to select...
  6. ikonix360

    PCI-E question

    I got the third monitor. First had a ground loop issue causing some ghosting on the display until I plugged the audio wire into the headphone port on the computer.
  7. ikonix360

    PCI-E question

    True
  8. ikonix360

    PCI-E question

    Agreed. Liquid cooling would be expensive for this. For what it would cost I could get a used 3-4 year old computer which is way better than this one and be much better off.
  9. ikonix360

    PCI-E question

    Agreed liquid cooling is best. I liquid cooled an Xbox 360 and never once had the overheating issue they are known for. However if I liquid cooled this one I'd need a cooling block with mounting that is no larger than 2" X 2" and can mount to the same place the heatsink does. I'd also use...
  10. ikonix360

    PCI-E question

    I did try a second identical fan from the other identical PC placed on the back of the existing fan, but I didn't see much of a difference in cooling and I think there was a little more airflow. Just because air moves faster through a heatsink doesn't necessarily mean it cools better.
  11. ikonix360

    PCI-E question

    The mounting plate was from the stock heatsink and mounted to the side with screws. I had to bend the sides of the plate slightly so that it is a friction fit on the taller heatsink. Back when I looked at fans the one I chose had the most airflow. However I should be looking at static...
  12. ikonix360

    PCI-E question

    The idea was to try and show how the screen actually looked as I needed to show how the adapter works.
  13. ikonix360

    PCI-E question

    It would, but would that show the display's quality as in actually how it looks?
  14. ikonix360

    PCI-E question

    Yes the Vizio is only 720P. So is my 32" Sharp which is my main monitor.
  15. ikonix360

    PCI-E question

    Here's a photo of the adapter working. Seems to do just fine. Now maybe next month I can get another of those Vizio displays and I'll be all set. Of course my phone camera makes it look messed up.
  16. ikonix360

    PCI-E question

    Maybe so. Unfortunately in a brief search the heatsink I currently have is all I could find that is 2" X 2". https://www.frozencpu.com/products/7197/cpu-cjg-26/Cooljag_SEA-B_Intel_Pentium_M_CPU_Cooler_JAC09FC_-_Socket_BGA479PGA478.html?tl=g40c14s49 I could try the 60mm to 40mm fan adapter I...
  17. ikonix360

    PCI-E question

    The basic one may be that cheap, but I've seen the higher end versions go for $600+ https://www.amazon.com/MSI-Gaming-GTX-1650-Super/dp/B081R2KRCZ The CPU heatsink is 2" X 2" It has a 40MM fan on it. Removed that to get a better photo of the heatsink. Unfortunately the RAM is very close to...
  18. ikonix360

    PCI-E question

    Exactly. Only the ethernet port was damaged though.
  19. ikonix360

    PCI-E question

    I know that, but per my example lightening didn't even hit the house only probably close and I lost two ethernet ports. However the router is fine. Maybe coincidence it happened at that time.
  20. ikonix360

    PCI-E question

    Another quick question. Since I'm no longer limited by the depth of the case is there a better CPU heatsink I can use? I can post the dimensions when I get back home.
  21. ikonix360

    PCI-E question

    I know. I was thinking more about things like lightning given the example I cited of two bad ethernet ports and lightning didn't even direct strike. Plus I have to make a hole in my building for the cable and have to figure a way to run it properly from the building to the house.
  22. ikonix360

    PCI-E question

    For what that card costs I could buy a newer PC. I'll file that away for later when I have the money. Good thing is if I do get a better PC that card can transfer to it so it does have some value there. In fact a few hundred more will get me a gaming laptop...
  23. ikonix360

    PCI-E question

    8. charging for wireless headphones 9. iPod. 10. Controller. The two USB hubs are powered hubs and are wired into the computer's power supply. Plus I don't have anything on USB that requires a lot of bandwidth other than the USB Wi-Fi adapter, but that is straight into a USB port on the PC...
  24. ikonix360

    PCI-E question

    They do seem few and far between though. I could use a USB power source, but it would need to be plugged into a power strip and would be powered all the time. Using a USB hub or a USB port means it is only on when the computer is. However that Vizio TV does have a USB port so I can use it to...
  25. ikonix360

    PCI-E question

    this looks like it may do what I need. https://www.amazon.com/Adapter-Connecting-Laptop-Monitor-Display/dp/B07S1RKD4H/ref=mp_s_a_1_16?dchild=1&keywords=vga+to+hdmi&qid=1617723447&sr=8-16 However I may need another USB hub to power it as ive got two four port hubs already in use and the two...
  26. ikonix360

    PCI-E question

    Ok thanks. Are the rest of the settings fine? Also will a VGA to HDMI adapter work so I can run another Vizio TV?
  27. ikonix360

    PCI-E question

    My internet upload is only 10Mb so still use 5000? Should I change the CPU usage preset as well?
  28. ikonix360

    PCI-E question

    My internet upload is only 10Mb So should I use 5000 still?
  29. ikonix360

    PCI-E question

    Here's my settings in OBS. What should change if anything?
  30. ikonix360

    PCI-E question

    Now if I got the same Vizio TV will a VGA to HDMI adapter work if there's one that will do 720P and not 1080? That way I could have a proper third monitor. For $120 something that Vizio is a fairly good deal.
  31. ikonix360

    PCI-E question

    Turns out fortnite audio is just stereo. Think I am using the Nvidia encoder option in OBS. I do have the max bitrate set I think at 2000. Will look at that when I get home. Think also I'm doing 30FPS in OBS. I however can lower the resolution some if that would help. I think if I were to...
  32. ikonix360

    PCI-E question

    I do capture the screen the game is being played on. Would it be any better to use a USB capture card? Or would the second identical computer with a PCI-E video capture card work better for the streaming provided it also captures the audio? I was using Voicemeeter Banana to send the audio...
  33. ikonix360

    PCI-E question

    To yuotube
  34. ikonix360

    PCI-E question

    The USB Wi-Fi adapter worked fine for me until I decided to stream on Youtube. In the house the other identical computer uses a USB to ethernet adapter as the ethernet ports on that PC were damaged.
  35. ikonix360

    PCI-E question

    I hadn't thought about a PCI-E adapter. Power line over ethernet may not work as the building's breaker box is fed from the breaker box in my dad's shop which is on a separate meter than the house.
  36. ikonix360

    PCI-E question

    Now I can stream to Twitch just fine, but streaming to youtube has issues with streaming. I figure it's the fact that I'm using a USB 2 WI-FI adapter which could be limiting things. I may go with this first to see if it fixes the issue. It would give me 7 more USB ports anyways even if it...
  37. ikonix360

    PCI-E question

    I borrowed the 19" Sony VGA monitor from the other identical PC and it works as a third monitor, however I don't want to use it on this one. Would a Visio like I got for the other display work on the VGA output with a VGA to HDMI converter? I'd be running a resolution of 1366 X 768 as that's...
  38. ikonix360

    PCI-E question

    Very nice. I did add the 5" fan to the rear so that it would keep air moving as without it the warm air was sort of not going anywhere and somewhat was being picked back up by the CPU fan.
  39. ikonix360

    PCI-E question

    So is the increased static pressure a good thing as in does it provide more cooling? It is my understanding that some electronics are made a little cheaper for Wal-Mart and have a slightly different model number. So would the USB be best to add the two ports or just go with the PCI-E USB 3.0 card?
  40. ikonix360

    PCI-E question

    Agreed about no monitors from Wal-Mart. That's one reason I bought a HDTV there. It's a Vizio. That and I'm somewhat on a limited budget. Now for the third monitor I may try to find an older LCD given it won't be used for anything such as gaming or streaming and would be just a display for a...
  41. ikonix360

    PCI-E question

    Cool that means I need to get an LCD monitor then. I dont have any at the moment. Actually at wal mart last night I saw lcd monitors for about as much or more than the 24" HDTV I got and they were typical monitor screen sizes. For the third monitor I dont care if its high end or not as it will...
  42. ikonix360

    PCI-E question

    Not sure. I did the auto config Fortnite has for the graphics. I can set it to show the FPS. Will check that when I get home today. I know I'm sacrificing some video quality though, but it seems good enough to me. However it was good enough to where my second match ended with me making one...
  43. ikonix360

    PCI-E question

    Hopefully it works. Now the other PC I may put the screen from this one in it so it can have two displays again. Only thing I don't really like is where I had to put the monitor. Have to look up at it slightly, but the speaker it is on cannot be moved as it will screw with the sound if I move...
  44. ikonix360

    PCI-E question

    I only have a 720P display so 720P is all I can do. However I will give it a try. Not looking for the highest graphics anyways. Pretty sure my quad core PC with each core running at 2.533GHz and 8 gigs of RAM is barely adequate anyways.
  45. ikonix360

    PCI-E question

    Problem solved. Just bought a 24" visio TV from wal mart
  46. ikonix360

    PCI-E question

    Ok i have a problem. With the new video card installed the built in display isn't working at all. I can set it to internal display in bios but it then ignores the video card. Any fix for that? Now if I cannot use the internal display that will be a deal breaker unless the card can use all...
  47. ikonix360

    PCI-E question

    Here it is. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01DOFD0G8/ref=ppx_od_dt_b_asin_title_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
  48. ikonix360

    PCI-E question

    I got the better gt710 with fan and 2 gigs ram
  49. ikonix360

    PCI-E question

    I've got a question. If I do get a video card will the computer be powerful enough for forrnite or would i be money ahead getting a proper computer? Not sure if its posted here but processor is quad core 2.5GHZ all cores. I can get the specific processor when I get home. Here's the video card...
  50. ikonix360

    Network hard drive recommendations

    the plan is to keep just one backup of each computer.
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