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Comment reply on Forum Topic "AMD CPU basics"

  • 9 days ago
  • 1 point

Aah, oops. Was mostly going off memory of the apu’s. Swore 2400g was 6 core, aah well. Learn and move on

Comment reply on Forum Topic "1440p Ryzen Gaming Build"

  • 9 days ago
  • 1 point

Hmm thats quite rare for that power level, nice then!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "1440p Ryzen Gaming Build"

  • 9 days ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor $194.79 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Gigabyte X570 I AORUS PRO WIFI Mini ITX AM4 Motherboard $219.99 @ Amazon
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $69.99 @ Amazon
Storage Samsung 860 Evo 250 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive Purchased For $0.00
Storage Seagate Barracuda Computer 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $54.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card Sapphire Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB PULSE Video Card $415.98 @ SuperBiiz
Case Fractal Design Define Mini C MicroATX Mid Tower Case Purchased For $0.00
Power Supply Corsair TXM Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply $102.98 @ Newegg
Case Fan Fractal Design X2 GP-12 (White) 52.3 CFM 120 mm Fan $12.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1071.61
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-09-08 22:23 EDT-0400

Most B450 micro ATX boards suck, sadly the MSI Mortar is one of the few good ones. This ITX board is quite good even though bit more pricey

Switched you to a rx 5709xt. Cheaper than most 2070 Supers and competes in between a 2070 and 2070 super on the scales

No matter what you do a 550w psu wont be enough. These cards no matter what you pick need two PCI power connectors, most 550w psu’s do not have that. This Corsair rxm unit is the same one I use and it hasnt gone wrong

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Best Pick Z390 for Some Overclocking?"

  • 9 days ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
Motherboard ASRock Z390 Taichi Ultimate ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $249.99 @ Amazon
Case Fan ARCTIC Arctic F14 PWM 77.3 CFM 140 mm Fan $9.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $259.98
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-09-08 22:00 EDT-0400

You cant go wrong with the Taichi line

Ooh, sorry forget the fan, was for another recommendation

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What is best for future-proofing?"

  • 9 days ago
  • 0 points

Wait for a deal on a 9900k if you want to go that path, the kf is a scam in my opinion. It gives nothing new but “promised” 5 ghz out of the box. A specification a 9900k already has (with just a few minutes of BIOS tweaking)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "140 mm Fan Opinions Wanted"

  • 9 days ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
Case Fan ARCTIC Arctic F14 PWM 77.3 CFM 140 mm Fan $9.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $9.99
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-09-08 21:46 EDT-0400

Thats the fans I use and I love them. Not flashy, etc, but work extremely well for my cooling needs. Only con is the cables are short.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Can't use expansion slot. Is it the motherboard or the case that aren't sized properly?"

  • 9 days ago
  • 1 point

Did you use the right mobo standoffs for an ITX board?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Best Pick Z390 for Some Overclocking?"

  • 9 days ago
  • 1 point

Just get a normal 9900k. The kf is a ripoff. Vast majority of 9900k’s can hit 5ghz very easily.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Which CPU is better for Gaming (AMD or Intel)"

  • 9 days ago
  • 1 point

If you want to see an example AMD build in use, check out my completed build.

I am also in the process of upgrading to a rx 5700xt which preforms competitively with a RTX 2070 / 2070S.

And actually there is an error in that reply. Third gen Ryzen is not tied to X570. You can get a Ryzen 3000 cpu to work on any B350/450, X370/470 board as long as the BIOS is sufficiently updated so it can recognize third gen. For example the 3600 has the same power requirements, 65 Watt TDP as the 1600. So, for me as an example, I can just simply update my motherboard’s BIOS and slot in the new processor and have zero issues. The only thing you miss out of not using X570 is PCIe 4.0 which means nothing for many, many, many years. Not even the RTX titan or quadro cards can saturate a PCIe 3.0 16 lane slot yet.

And on the intel side, Z370 is still a viable option if you can find a good deal.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "5700 or 5700 XT"

  • 9 days ago
  • 1 point

I understand that, what I was trying to convey is if you time it right you have a good chance of grabbing an aib card. They are manufacturing on a weekly basis, but as soon as aib models hit store stocks they are sold quite quickly.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "AMD CPU basics"

  • 9 days ago
  • 0 points

Very basics

  • 1xxx is first generation
  • 2xxx is second gen
  • 3xxx is third gen

G stands for an APU unit, they have integrated graphics

X simply means its a better binned chip that should boost slightly easier

Non X are still overclockable, all Ryzen processors are unlocked.

To farther expand,

  • 1200, 1300, 4 core parts
  • 2200G - 4 core APU
  • 2400, 3400 G - 6 core APU’s
  • 1500(x) - 4 core part
  • 1600, 2600, 3600 (x’s) - 6c 12t parts
  • 1700, 2700, 3700 (x’s) - 8c 16t parts
  • 1800(x), 3800(x) - 8c 16t
  • 3900(x) - 12c 24t
  • 3950x, soon to be released 12c 24t part

Aka the higher the number the greater the cores and threads, and newer versions have better clocks than previous versions.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "5700 or 5700 XT"

  • 9 days ago
  • 1 point

Also Sapphire is supposed to release the Nitro+ cards on the 16th. Should be a decent supply then.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "2060S vs 2070 vs 2070S"

  • 9 days ago
  • 1 point

Ray tracing wont be a real, mainstream feature for many, many years. Look at whats already supported.

Minecraft, Quake, full rayteaced. Those are ancient titles by today’s standards though

Shadow OTR, BV5, SWBFII(modern) all use raytracjng but its not even done well. All three titles do it differently and each is only limited to light reflections, which is only a portion of ray tracing.

Also the other RTX feature, DLSS, is virtually dead before it even got any attraction. Virtually no games support it and Nvidia themselves seem to not like it.

Also if your not buying a 2080 or above, the RT cores in the 2060 and 2070 series cards simply are not that good.

Im not saying its bad, but that tech is a long way off of maturity, and great chance that the current turing design may not even be compatible with future raytracing. Nobody can be for certain though.

Tldr, dont count out cards without raytracing just for that reason.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Liquid vs Air Cooling"

  • 9 days ago
  • 2 points

All I can say to the Mugen’s preformance is that is capable of keeping my Ryzen 5 160 cool under extreme stress tests. For example over a year ago I stressed my cpu using PRIME 95 for a full 24 hour period. The hottest the CPU package reached was 72c. Temps recorded with HW Monitor and NZXT Cam. The CPU was operating at 4.1ghz on a 1.3v overclock.

And what made it even more impressive was I could barely hear the fans spinning when I inspected the machine.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Liquid vs Air Cooling"

  • 10 days ago
  • 1 point

I dont have the Funa 2, but one of its cousins, the Scythe Mugen 5 rev B. If the Fuma is of the same quality than it will be one of the better coolers out there.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "New AMD PC.. Bottlenecking? Problems. Help. FPS is also capped."

  • 10 days ago
  • 1 point

70c under load is quite good. Keep in mind TJmax ( the max before thermal throttling) is usually 100c for a gpu in general. So you are doing well.

Play around with fan curves, different fan configurations, etc but your in a good place at least.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "GPU overclocking"

  • 10 days ago
  • 1 point

What I meant is that a laptop cannot handle the extra heat generated from an overclocked part. Most laptops keep the components cool under load but with zero head room.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "New AMD PC.. Bottlenecking? Problems. Help. FPS is also capped."

  • 10 days ago
  • 1 point

The psu fan is an intake and should always be face down as long as the case allows it ( in this case it does). This segregates the pau from the rest of the case thermals wise.

I would remove the two top fans. The flow of air should be front to back and since hot air rises, it wants to escape from the top. Thats why there is always a rear fan mount on any case.

I would do one of two things

  1. Remove the two top fans, call it a day there
  2. Remove the top two fans, but switch the rear most top to exhaust, and relocate the second do the bottom, pushing air up toward your gpu.

The dynamics of how air travels through a case is just as important.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Question about thermal pads on GTX 1080 ti Founder's Edition"

  • 10 days ago
  • 1 point

https://youtu.be/bQ-Y08enNG0

This is a teardown video for the 1080ti. It is from Gamers Nexus, one of the best PC youtube channels out there.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "GPU overclocking"

  • 10 days ago
  • 1 point

What card?

Edit, didnt see laptop. Nvm.

Yes never oc a laptop gpu. It will overheat easy.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "New AMD PC.. Bottlenecking? Problems. Help. FPS is also capped."

  • 10 days ago
  • 1 point

Install MSI Afterburner if you have not and use its fan curve feature to change when fans increase in rpm.

Also look through your system bios. There should be fan curves for system and cpu fans. Adjust accordingly to your needs.

Speaking of case fans, I dont know your setup (forgive me if I missed it) but the best setup is fans pulling air in from the front and exhausting out the back.

The Focus G can support 6 fans total

  • 2 in front either 120 or 140
  • 2 on top either 120 or 140
  • 1 rear 120
  • 1 bottom 120

With that in mind I would recommend populating the front slots with two good quality 140mm fans, 1 120mm in the rear for exhaust, and consider another 120mm on the bottom blowing air directly onto your gpu.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "New AMD PC.. Bottlenecking? Problems. Help. FPS is also capped."

  • 10 days ago
  • 1 point

Your monitor uses freesynch adaptive technology. That feature is what allows you to get over 60 fps usually. You got a few hurdles.

  1. You must use displayport it your are not.
  2. You have an Nvidia card. Freesynch can work with Nvidia but its finiky. ( Nvidia has their own version called G synch)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "2060S vs 2070 vs 2070S"

  • 10 days ago
  • 1 point

Why not consider a 5700xt? The board partner models report preformance in between the 2070 and 2070s at around $400 - $420 USD.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "good cases that doesn't scratch"

  • 11 days ago
  • 1 point

Im a fan of Fractal Design. Id recommend looking into one of their many wonderful offerings

  • Mechify C, compact mid tower
  • Define R6, the flagship with more options than you could count
  • Define S / S2, simplified versions of the R series cases with more focus on water cooling and modularity support

I personally use a Define S in an airflow configuration and love it. Check my completed build for many pictures of the case.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Best RAM for Ryzen 5 3600"

  • 11 days ago
  • 2 points

Get a kit of G skill Flare X 3200 Cl14, or other 3200 CL14 kit.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "MSI Motherboard & PSU Warning - Advice Pls."

  • 11 days ago
  • 1 point

The extra 4 pin is actually useless. The 8 pin eps that you should be using can handle up to 380 watts of power. You will need a 3900x or higher to even get close, and you would have to have it manually overclocked to the max as well.

The 4 pin is only needed for extreme overclocking. Also the vrm on that board will melt long before you reach the maximums the 8 pin can handle.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "2060 Super vs RX 5700"

  • 11 days ago
  • 1 point

I just picked up this 5700xt for $409 on Newegg. Its out of stock now but far cheaper than a 2060 super, 2070, or 2070 super, and preforms in the middle of a 2070 and 2070 super. And the pulse isnt even the best version Sapphire makes.

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
Video Card Sapphire Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB PULSE Video Card $416.98 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $416.98
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-09-06 22:51 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Looking for a 1440P Monitor to go with a 5700XT"

  • 12 days ago
  • 1 point

https://www.newegg.com/black-qnix-m27eq-real165hz-27/p/3D4-000J-00003

Found this on Newegg. The price is the attractive bit, has all I want, but is TN. On that note, my current monitor is also TN, so at least used to it.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Will my PSU be enough?"

  • 12 days ago
  • 1 point

Well, the upgrade will move it to 480, but thanks for the peace of mind :)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need advice"

  • 17 days ago
  • 1 point

Got mine for about $50. They could have charged $80 and it would be still worth it. Amazes me how the Mugen 5 competes with the big dogs like Dark Rock 4, NH D15, etc

Comment reply on Forum Topic "B350 Compatability with Ryzen 3000?"

  • 17 days ago
  • 1 point

Yes, my 1600 runs perfectly, was more out of curiosity than anything else.

Mine runs at 4.1ghz @ 1.3v

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Which 5700 XT?"

  • 17 days ago
  • 1 point

From my experience, Powercolor and Sapphire do the best job on AIB Radeon cards. And both of their 5700xt cards are very good.

Dont get the evoke from MSI though. Its loud in comparison.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need advice"

  • 17 days ago
  • 1 point

I personally use the Scythe Mugen 5 rev B on my Ryzen 1600. Its one of the most impressive coolers I have ever seen.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What's with the 2070 crashing issue people are having?"

  • 6 months ago
  • -2 points

Its gigabyte. Sadly thats your answer. Gigabyte products are cheaper for a reason. They are the lowest end for the most part.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "How many power cables will I need? Do I need a splitter?"

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Those cables should have more than one sata input per cable. Even if not, you should be fine. The aio shouldnt use any of them.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Why would you buy 1080 Ti over a 2080 Ti at this point?"

  • 6 months ago
  • -3 points

I would buy a vega 64 or radeon VII over 1080ti or any 20x card.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Which mono to get if I’m gonna upgrade cpu to ryzen 3k"

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Your best bet would be a x470, should have the best compatability.

https://www.ekwb.com/configurator/waterblock/3831109831571

Not many mitx x470 options though in the US anyway.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Which mono to get if I’m gonna upgrade cpu to ryzen 3k"

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

Which ryzen 3x are you considering? Specificlly core count. That detail could impact which mobo’s to target because o lf VRM design.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Which waterblock for 1080?"

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

https://www.ekwb.com/configurator/waterblock/3831109831571

Quick google search popped up that. Not the most glamorous unit but it seems compatible.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What ram speed should I get for ryzen 5 2600?"

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

I have a similar setup, ryzen 5 1600 on a MSI B350 Tomahawk and a rx 580.

I use Gskill Flare X 3200 cas14 memory. It is very overkill but at the time it was discounted close to Trident Z and other options so it wasnt a bad choice.

I would recommend 2666 or 3000 at least. Yes its more than needed but it gives you some headroom for the future.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Recommend Cooler for Ryzen 5 2600X/MSI B450 Tomahawk ATX"

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Scythe Mugen 5 rev B. Thats what I would recommend. I use it on a MSI b350 Tomahawk + ryzen 5 1600 and its crazy how well it works!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Best Choice for B450 Mobo"

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

MSI B450 Tomahawk MSI B450 Carbon Pro

My top two picks in this catagory.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "i5-7600k or Ryzen5 2600"

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

Also consider pricing and upgradability.

The 7600k is not cost effective and the motherboards for it are going to get harder and harder to find in new or good condition.

The 2600 has many, many years of life on it before its considered obsolete. Plus, the motherboards for them are cheap. You could also eventually get a 3000 series Ryzen CPU and use it On that current motherboard.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Looking for feedback in this video card"

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

The importance is simply your desired target. For me I wanted over 60 fps, but budget said no to 144hz, so I settled on a middle ground, 75.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Looking for feedback in this video card"

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

4k, your options are very limited. Basiclly, 1080ti, 2080, 2080ti, and maybe Radeon 7 are the best. Also yes you do need 4k compatible monitors that increases the price. You would also want adaptive synch ( freesynch or g-synch), high referesh rate to get above 60 fps, etc. so yes the price increases quite quickly.

At 1080p, you have alot more options and can consider mid-tier to semi-high end offerings. These can but are not limited to include: most of the Nvidia 10 series, 2060, radeon 580, and vega 56/64. Same Thing though, you would need to get the appropriate monitor, adaptive synch tech, and a higher refresh rate unit.

For example, my system:

  • Radeon rx 580 8gb
  • ViewSonic Vx-2457 mhd 1080p 75hz lfreesynch panel

For me this pairing works baeutifully with what I wanted and my budget. That sortof setup is kinda higher side mid-tier.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Recommend me a budget case"

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

Fractal Design focus G, my suggestion. Its cheap, comes with good fans, and easy to build in. Plus looks good IMO

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Air Flow in gaming Rig"

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

My suggestion:

  1. Put your AIO on top, configure the fans to blow air out, ala exhausts
  2. Buy or use if you have some 2x 140mm fans on the front as main intakes
  3. You can populate the rear slot with a 120mm exhaust if you feel its needed

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Looking for feedback in this video card"

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Whats your budget? What resolution do you want to play on?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "I7 6700 vs ryzen 5 2600"

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Neither, get a 2600.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "R5 1600 for $99"

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

“Live bear a MicroCenter” now here is the problem. There is NO locations within my State or any states near!

Really wish they would expand instead of having what? A dozen locations?

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