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Comment reply on xorex's Completed Build: 3rd wife

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

3.98 is pretty good. I actually revamped this build with a CH6 and a 1700, I only have it at 3.9, and I'm not able to hit the same DRAM frequencies (I have it at 3200 now IIRC). So now I've gone through two "meh", not terrible, not great, Ryzen 7 CPUs.

Those able to run at 4 GHz or higher with reasonable voltages and temps are pretty lucky.

Comment reply on xorex's Completed Build: 3rd wife

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! And I know could have and definitely thought about it! Most of the build (other than CPU, DDR4, MB, and M.2. drive) was from my older build that has been ongoing for years though, and some of it was through pretty good deals (e.g the 1080 I got for $400 off of CL). But I really wanted to give AMD another go since it's been 10 years since my Athlon 64 X2. I'm still pretty happy with the results.

Comment reply on xorex's Completed Build: 3rd wife

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

It's actually one of Electra's Gibson knockoffs. 2247 v1 to be specific. Still pretty sweet though =)

http://www.indysworld.com/guitars/Electra-Archive-Project/EMID-Full-Model-Number.html

Comment reply on xorex's Completed Build: 3rd wife

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks again! Yes I'm gaming, but nothing that really pushes the rig at the moment. Seriously, the only thing I've played is a few hours of Civilization VI, but I only just finished the build last week.

I picked the PG279Q up about six months ago and haven't even really gotten to use it for what I intended. I used to be very much into the Battlefield series and one of the best decisions I ever made hardware-wise was an ASUS 1080p 144Hz monitor (which you can see on the far left). It made BF4 much more enjoyable and I felt like it actually improved my gameplay. I wanted bring that to 1440, but didn't want the TN panel due to the limited viewing angle.

The other screen is a Korean IPS 1440p panel that can be "overclocked" I had it at 96Hz for about two years and it was a great, much cheaper, alternative, but still noticeably not as smooth as 144+ Hz.

As for whether G-Sync is worth it or not? It's hard to say without almost doing a side-by-side comparison. Probably not, but I like spending money on stupid crap I don't really need.

Comment reply on xorex's Completed Build: 3rd wife

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

My mistake is really only that had I did my research, I would have likely went with the 1700 and CH6 and probably spent about $40 less, but I'd say:

  1. Decide if you want a hassle-free setup, or if you want to spend a LOT of time dialing in an OC.

There really isn't much between with Ryzen 7. If you want hassel-free, the 1800X / X370-F, or even the X370-Prime really isn't a bad choice. It still boosts to 3.7 on all cores or 4.1 on a single core with adequate cooling. My OC at 3.8 only netted me an extra 80 points on Cinebench.

  1. If you want to overclock, spend a lot of time researching your motherboard and memory options. I would have preferred to be able to edit the p-states, so the CPU would still operate at a variable speeds when overclocked. With the X370-F, if I OC, it will run at 3.8GHz (or whatever) 100% of the time.

As for memory, you'll want to choose carefully regardless. I did spend time looking at this before purchasing and I noticed a lot of people having problem reaching DDR4 3200MHz. I went with an expensive kit that I knew used Samsung B die, knowing I may not be able to get it to run at stock settings, but would most likely be able to at least get 3200MHz with good timings.

Comment reply on xorex's Completed Build: 3rd wife

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

The was actually originally my back porch but is an enclosed room now. I had to do something when a baby was coming and I was getting booted out of the spare bedroom lol

Comment reply on xorex's Completed Build: 3rd wife

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you!

The Darth Vader was a gift a couple of years ago. It is RGB and can switch colors to match whatever the lighting in the PC set to so it is a nice touch.

I did manage to find it on Amazon though. Search "3d Star Wars Darth Vader LED"

Comment reply on xorex's Completed Build: 3rd wife

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks!

I honestly don't remember all of the technical details offhand. This is just what I gathered from my readings through the forums at overclock.net. There is a lot of very good info including a massive 1700+ page Ryzen 7 overclocking thread.

I found their forums to be the most helpful when overclocking / setting DRAM timings, etc. I recommend really digging into it before building a Ryzen 7 system.

Comment reply on eman33's Completed Build: Ryzen 7 1800X Build October 2017

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

I've been reading up on Ryzen overclocking and it sounds like you are using LLC5.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/overclocking-amd-ryzen,5011-2.html

I've seen recommendations against exceeding LLC3.

Comment reply on jincsin's Completed Build: A Simple Computer

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I actually have an older 3770k build in my case now and decided to go with Ryzen 7 as a bit of an upgrade. Fortunately, I won't have a mechanical drive, so the cage isn't really an issue. I was looking at just replacement cables, but am going to hold off for now. I'll take measurements when I rebuild, and add them at a later date.

It's interesting seeing how your build came together vs what I have. I actually have a Kraken X61, mounted just like your X62, but I didn't have room for the NZXT fans with my ASUS 1080. Either the X61 is more bulky than the X62, or the MSI 1080 is slightly shorter than the ASUS version.

For my setup, I ditched the NZXT fans and only use the case fans to push air over the radiator. It's worked out well so far, with temps about the same as when I had the same core components in a much larger case with a Hyper 212. I hope it's suffient with the Ryzen.

Ideal would be a a 360 mm radiator, but it'd have to be low profile and and AIO would kind of be a waste since it would come with fans I couldn't use. I'd really like to do a custom loop with a 360 eventually, but I know it wouldn't be easy in the 460x.

I'll try to do a proper build on this site with pics soon. Hopefully I'll have everything this week!

Comment reply on jincsin's Completed Build: A Simple Computer

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you use extensions or full length custom cables? If full length, how long did you go with? I'm just trying to get an idea what length I should go with but am too lazy to measure. I have the same case and will have basically the same setup as you.

Comment reply on togs68's Completed Build: Red & Black Refuge

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Looking back, would you still go with a 280mm AIO? It looks like a great fit from the pics.

Comment reply on Bruto38's Completed Build: The Yeti Build

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Great looking build. I'm considering the new tempered glass version of this case for my next build and am curious, what would be a better fit for the top - a 280mm like your H110i, or a 360mm?

I know sometimes 140mm fans fit but still be somewhat obstructed and am wondering if a 3x120mm setup would be a better fit for this case.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Did you ever make "The switch"?"

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

I grew up with consoles until my first Pc at 14 or 15 then I switched back and forth throughout the years depending on how poor I was. Pretty much PC exclusive for now but I still occasionally use the PS3 for retroarch in the living room.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Socially acceptable age to still live with parents?"

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

I've been using it on another forum since 2002. I'm an uncreative ****** and just grabbed it on a whim since I was working for Xerox at the time.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Basic computer desk"

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Sup man. Sorry for stealing your name on here! I'd have went with something else if I knew there was already a xorex actively posting on here.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Socially acceptable age to still live with parents?"

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

My view may be a bit biased, but it really depends on the field you are in which is why I specifically recommended a technical field. If you do the IT side of comm in the AF of Navy for a few years you are bound to get a few certs and lots training during that time. In addition your GI bill and veteran's benefits go a long way to furthering your education while minimizing the cost of doing so.

I actually couldn't enlist myself due to medical issues so I did go to college, took loans and earned my degree, but it took years afterwards to work up to an actual good job. Now I work for the military anyways, but have still been screwed over multiple times due to lack of veteran's preference and occasionally have to deal with those who very obviously look down on those who did not serve. Joining the military would have been a much more efficient and cost effective path for me to get to where I am today.

All this is a bit off topic though - my main point was, it's a sure fire way to get out of the parent's house.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Socially acceptable age to still live with parents?"

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

It isn't so much an age. It really depends on what you are doing with your life, and what your parents situation is. If you are going to college or otherwise working towards standing on your own feet, that's fine. Otherwise you should reassess.

My advice is f school is too expensive and job opportunities are trash, consider joining the military and trying for a technical field if you are able to. That'll get you out of the parent's house and you'll most likely be much more employable once you are done with the service.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Help Tiny_Voices pick wheels for his new car!!!"

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

For that car, I'd probably just cruise CL, FB, and maybe whatever MR2 forums that are popular until a deal pops up on something I like. But if I had to pick something more specific I'd look at the current WedsSport lineup so I'd at least have something a bit less expensive than other legit, JDM options.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Why does everybody hate Linus Tech Tips?"

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

I like Linux Tech Tips although I only occasionally watch the youtube videos. Never set foot inside the forums. I always assumed the hate was from the ads within the videos which reminds me, I gotta go sign up for Tunnelbear now.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Can I paint spray my Corsair K70 RGB's wrist rest pad"

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry if this is a bit late of a reply, but I've only recently became bored enough at work to start browsing these forums.

Have you considered plastidip? You'd be able to peel it off if you don't like it, and the rubbery texture may be a little more comfortable anyways.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Basic computer desk"

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

That depends. Xorex from where?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "how long do psu actually last?"

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

If don't need or want a modular PSU, I wouldn't hesitate on the EVGA. Like other's said, you never know how lucky or unlucky you'll be with a PSU, but it's hard to beat that price for one from a brand with a decent rep (even if power supplies aren't their specialty.)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "how long do psu actually last?"

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

FWIW my Corsair GS800 is going strong on 6 years now. I've never kept one for so long before and now I'm wondering how long I can make it last. Before that I had a 580 watt from an off brand "HIPER" that prematurely crapped out, but it did at least come with a nice tool box that I still use today.

I think PSUs, especially those from reputable brands, are something that have stepped up in quality over the years.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Basic computer desk"

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

I ended up finding a furniture store that sold unfinished, solid wood stuff, bought two desks and a square corner piece to join them together to form a giant mega corner desk, and stained/finished them myself. I couldn't have gotten a more badass setup for less other than perhaps sitting on craigslist and facebook forever until an amazing deal popped up.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "In need of a tempered glass window case"

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Hell yea. I didn't see it because Newegg puts it in the mid tower category.

I have been using a HAF X for 6 years now. It's a great case and I could probably continue using it for years, but the aesthetics are a bit dated and I'm tired of looking at it. Now I'm on the search for something about the same size that is pleasing to the eyes. This case has similar dimensions, so I'll look more into the mid-tower category.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "In need of a tempered glass window case"

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm looking for the same but would like a big *** full tower case. At least to the point of one or two extra expansion slots beyond a standard ATX or eATX board. Is the In Win 909 the only full tower / tempered glass currently out there? I know there is also the A-Frame, but the price on the 909 is already stretching it, and I'm not quite feeling the aesthetics. I love the look of the Anidees Crystal but just want a tiny bit bigger.

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