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JoonasTo
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posted September 10, 2019 04:28 PM
Edited by JoonasTo at 16:29, 10 Sep 2019.

Phanteks recently came out with P400A and it looks pretty good.

Might want to seriously consider this over other options in this price range. Looks unbeatable price/noise/performance ratio.

Please note that P400A and P400 are different. The P400 is old and sucks.

PS. Yes that'a review for the more expensive version with 3 RGB fans but that really shouldn't be that much different to the cheaper one.
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posted September 10, 2019 04:38 PM

Only one shop sells it locally, and they seem dodgy. And I don't see how it would be an improvement over the silverstone redline to be honest.
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posted September 10, 2019 04:52 PM

It's 15 dollars cheaper seems like an improvement.
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posted September 10, 2019 04:58 PM

There is a minimal difference in price, but the delivery costs make them more-or-less equal. Except the redline is in stock everywhere, and the Phanteks is, well, not.
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posted September 15, 2019 09:35 PM

Can someone help me? Am trying to set up a secondary wireless access point conmected to the router via a cable, but the how tos are outdated and nothing I tried works
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posted September 15, 2019 10:31 PM
Edited by JoonasTo at 22:31, 15 Sep 2019.

All manufacturers tend to have their specific UIs so can't give specifics but here is what you need to do.

1. Connect your computer to your main router (usually through ethernet cable)
2. Sign in to the device(usually 192.168.0.1 address, check your manual for this and the userid/password)
3. Take a photo of the settings for routing(Bridged/Routing, DHCP/manual) and LAN(Adress, Submask)
4. Connect your computer to your wireless access point(usually through ethernet cable)
5. Sign in to the device(check your manual for this and the userid/password)
6. Configure the wireless(just as usual, name bandwidth, password etc.)
7A. Now if you are using a wireless access point, you should have a manual with it how to do this. -> check what it says for a network with your settings showing on the earlier pictures -> go to 11
7B. For using another router -> Continue forward to 8
8. Disable DHCP
9. Configure the LAN(same submask(and if necessary in your case, main modem as gateway))
10. Setup the LAN address of the access point to something not in use(refer to main router LAN/DHCP photos)
*IF DHCP -> outside of DHCP range and different IP than main router
*IF NOT DHCP -> check all devices on the network and set a different IP
11. SAVE SETTINGS
12. Reboot access point
13. Plug an ethnernet cable from a main router LAN port to an access point LAN port.
14. Test if it works, if not, go to 1 and check you did it right. Read the manual again, there's probably a special option you didn't check put in JUST for your specific model because they love to be like that.

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posted September 15, 2019 10:51 PM

Thank you!
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posted September 16, 2019 11:33 PM

Most of the parts arrived, everything looks glorious.
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posted September 17, 2019 08:05 AM

Early Christmas
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posted September 17, 2019 01:05 PM
Edited by The_Polyglot at 22:37, 17 Sep 2019.

I have a 'Before' picture, will upload that at some point
Early Christmas it is! Plus, I'm pretty sure all this is tax deductible.

Well, trying and failing to set up an access point. Which do you recommend, buying a dedicated one, or hiring a professional to convert the old router?
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posted September 17, 2019 11:03 PM

Checking the manual again for that pesky trigger that is hidden somewhere in there, probably something like changing GATEWAY MODE to ROUTER or something along those lines.

Also asking on a tech forum about your specific model, because there's probably someone who has done it before.
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posted September 17, 2019 11:06 PM

Thank you!
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posted September 19, 2019 02:36 PM

We built approximately half of it yesterday, it's really pretty so far. CPU+cooler, SSD, RAM, and an installed, but not prettied up PSU is the score.

Any reason why
1, the case came with 4-5 different kinds of screws,
and
2, we haven't found a set of 9 matching screws for the motherboard?
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posted September 19, 2019 02:46 PM

The_Polyglot said:
Any reason why
1, the case came with 4-5 different kinds of screws,
and
2, we haven't found a set of 9 matching screws for the motherboard?

1. Harddrives, fans, drive cages, side panels, expansion cards, motherboard, dvd drives, etc.
2. Somebody is pinching pennies or just forgot to pack them.
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posted September 19, 2019 03:58 PM

Thank you! Would it be advisable to substitute the missing probably motherboard screw with a different supplied one that also fits the standoff? Or should we just make do with 8 screws?
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posted September 19, 2019 05:18 PM

One missing is not too much of an issue, just make sure it's missing from the right bottom corner, which doesn't take much weight from things but it would of course be better to have another there. You don't wnat to use a badly fitting screw because you could strip the threads with a differently threaded one and possibly even crack the motherboard with a wrongly tapered one if you really tighten it down.

TLR If you are too lazy to walk to a store to get a screw, you can just leave the bottom right corner screw out. Don't use a different type screw.
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posted September 19, 2019 05:24 PM
Edited by The_Polyglot at 01:27, 20 Sep 2019.

Noted, thank you!

The PC boots fine! Eff yeah!
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posted September 20, 2019 02:39 PM

Congratulations, nerd!
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posted September 20, 2019 03:06 PM

All set up! Not perfect, but working on it.
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posted September 24, 2019 09:28 PM

Major problems with this so-called new PC of yours.


Component Selection Base Promo Shipping Tax Price Where
CPU

Intel Core i5-9600K 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor $239.89 -$10.00 1 FREE $229.89

CPU Cooler

Noctua NH-D15 82.5 CFM CPU Cooler $89.95 $89.95

Motherboard

MSI Z390-A PRO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $137.41 $137.41

Memory

Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $82.99 $82.99

Memory

Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $82.99 $82.99

Storage

Sabrent Rocket 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $109.98 $109.98

Video Card

MSI GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB VENTUS XS OC Video Card $269.99 $269.99

Case

Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case $74.98 -$10.00 1 FREE $64.98

Power Supply

EVGA SuperNOVA G3 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $129.99 -$10.00 1 $5.99 $125.98

Base Total: $1218.17
Mail-in Rebates: -$30.00
Shipping: $5.99
Total: $1194.16

You should have went on for an 8 cores or 12 cores(AMD Ryzen preferably).

You should have gotten an AMD board with a AM4 socket instead. TR4 socket is for the 16 and 32 cores processor dies.

Should have stuck with a very good 7200 RPM type of a Hard Disk drive that can have storage space all the way to 8 Terabytes in total capacity.

Other than that the rest of the specs. look quite acceptable but, for the fact that you used strickly on-line re-sellers for your selection of part was a very miserable choice to begin with. Always use a very specialized in electronics products selling types that uses a real physical stores and warehouses. Example: TigerDirect.com(.ca for me in Canada) or CanadaComputers.com in Canada. Best-Buy.com is a definite no-no for computer parts, since they can only sell you an extended guarantee for these new parts.

Suggestions: For the 5.1 surround sound system, go for the Logitech one. Same company and brand for the webcam and, for the keyboard+mouse combination package.
            For the monitor, rather a Samsung or Acer 32" widescreen display that has about three(3) HDMI(1.0-1.1)ports for direct video and sound quality transfer rates. 1920 x 1080 HD native resolution is almost a true must-have for these days' types of ultra realistic graphics types of games.

Alright, that should cover it all about the PC. A reliable HP Inkjet printer is my advice for printing all those on-line receipts that you will need to print out.

BTW: Try to get yourself a Fiber Optic cable connection for a standard internet connection that will thrusts you in the new on-line world of at least 10.5 Mb/s downloads per download sites.

Happy re-upgrading your newer PC, buddy.


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