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Comment reply on crahnjob's Completed Build: Business Time

  • 6 days ago
  • 1 point

How hot is it with the closed off front panel?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "9700K Overclock - that was easy :)"

  • 11 days ago
  • 1 point

I have my 9700k at 5Ghz with the same voltage on a EVGA FTW board. Can push to 5.3 but it gets really hot. For AutoCAD Civil 3D and other work related programs I can't tell the difference between 5 and 5.3 though. 9700k is a fun chip to play with.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "for anyone with a i7 9700k..."

  • 11 days ago
  • 1 point

5.0 Ghz under an EVGA 280 CLC I ended up at 76C I believe but It has been a while since I built this computer but it was around the mid to upper 70s. Motherboard is an EVGA FTW board.

Comment reply on zMadButcherz's Completed Build: Pink Tornado

  • 19 days ago
  • 1 point

It gets the job done and its free :)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "How long does completed builds get approved?"

  • 23 days ago
  • 1 point

Mine has been submitted for around a week too. Just be patient. Sometimes they go up almost instantly and sometimes they take a while.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Broke My PC When Overclocking"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

1.55 Volts you might have killed something. Your PSU is most likely fine but you might have fried your CPU at that voltage.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Not 100% if my pc is bottlenecked"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Seems about right for everything being stock. I would suggest a light overclock on both CPU and GPU. Siege is not heavily multithreaded so high frequency is going to give you the most gains. If you can get the Ryzen up to 4.1 or so with a +75 on core and + 250 on memory for GPU you should see an improvement. Depending on the silicon lottery your mileage may vary with overclocking but generally even lower binned stuff can take a small overclock like suggested. Overclock each piece individually that way if you start crashing during stress testing you will know which component caused the crash.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "67k CPU capped at 20%"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Turn off eco mode and reinstall the game. Sounds like you have one core at 100% while the others remain idle for some reason. What is disk usage when gaming just out of curiosity compared to idle.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Broke My PC When Overclocking"

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Remove CMOS battery and drain the board of power. This should reset everything to default. A320 is not an overclocking board without a custom BIOS and even then it is a poor idea. Based on the parts you have I would leave the frequency alone.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "How often do you build a gaming pc?"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I upgrade my personal rig on an as needed basis per my current needs which seems to end up being about every 3-5 years. As far as how often do I build a gaming PC the answer is on average probably 1-2 a month for people but that all depends.

Comment reply on gabbios's Completed Build: First Build

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Excellent budget build, everything seems to pair nicely.

Comment reply on snapple750's Completed Build: Cookies and Cream

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks excellent, the couple 9900ks I have messed with seem to all like voltage so 1.32 isn't awful.

Comment reply on InsidiousCloud48's Completed Build: Geo Dude Mark III

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

While I agree with everyone else saying the 9400F would be a better pairing I understand this is an evolving build. That being said a Quad core is still not a terrible pairing with the 1080 .

Comment reply on Forum Topic "No partitioned drives when booting windows 10"

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Go into BIOS and check to make sure the drives are recognized there. If they show up in BIOS you may have to change boot type from Legacy to UEFI. If that doesn't work press Shift+F10 to bring up command prompt and type diskpart. Then type List disk. This will show any drives that the system can find. If it sees a disk I would type select disk # and then type clean. This will clean the drive, you shouldn't have to do this with a new drive but it doesn't hurt to try.

Comment reply on Jendis01's Completed Build: Xeno Alpha (My First Build)

  • 3 months ago
  • 6 points

It was free so why not use it until you can afford something better.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "my 2060 runs hot"

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Vertical mount is hurting temps but 70C is not unreasonable. Adjust fan curve and go with a regular mounting position. If that fails to help enough replace thermal paste on the GPU. In reality 70c is just fine and the RTX cards are a little warmer than pascal series stuff.

Comment reply on godomir's Completed Build: Cube workstation for video editing 2019

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

This gets an upvote because I never really thought about why stuff was green until now. Fun bit of info.

Comment reply on zMadButcherz's Completed Build: MTBACKROADS

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Didn't upgrade, Must have miss clicked. Good eye

Comment reply on zMadButcherz's Completed Build: The Ripper

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Threadripper was considered but the programs I use like the high frequency so I ended up going intel. CADZilla was the alternate name choice.

Comment reply on Awesomo3K's Completed Build: Sourced 1080p Gaming Machine w/Monitor for $350

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Very solid build for the price, especially considering you got a 144hz monitor too.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Help me value a PC"

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

$250 would be a safe bet.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Lets go way WAY off topic, SUV window strip (weatherstripping maybe) issue"

  • 7 months ago
  • 3 points

They make Automotive silicone, just use a little bit of it though because it will expand a tiny bit when it drys.

Comment reply on zMadButcherz's Completed Build: Mean Green Gaming Machine

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

The Locked I5 runs nice and cool on air. You could go AIO for looks but it isn't needed for temps.

Comment reply on mtdreibeats's Completed Build: Entry Level Gaming Rig

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Excellent starter build and you can always upgrade in the future. Power supply is overkill but it is a good unit so it should last even when you upgrade components in the future.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "100% CPU Usage on my i9-9900k??"

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

That looks like a decent spread. For the types of programs you are using very high load is not uncommon and the 9900k is a hot chip. 90 is fine for burst loads but if you are sustaining this temp you may want to look into try to lower it. You have a good cooler so I would try increasing the fan profile to try and get a little more air movement. You could upgrade thermal paste to cryonaught but that will probably only net 1-3C. You could install plastic spacers at the front of your case to try and get some more fresh air into the case as well.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "100% CPU Usage on my i9-9900k??"

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

There are many application methods. Usually a pea sized dot in the center and the pressure of mounting the cooler will spread it out but you can pre spread some if you like.

Comment reply on winterbegins's Completed Build: First Watercooled Build - Orange Flavour

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

How is the VEGA doing under liquid?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Best CPU for CAD Software, Illustrator etc."

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

IPC is better on intel. AMD offerings are not bad but for CAD and photo rendering software I still recommend intel.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "50-60c idling CPU temp"

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

That means the pump is working, as hemi said dried TIM might be an issue although it is fairly rare.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Best CPU for CAD Software, Illustrator etc."

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

A regular GPU will work just fine. No need for the super high end stuff unless you are doing crazy complex projects.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "50-60c idling CPU temp"

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

With the PC running touch the tubes on the AIO near the block. If you don't feel vibration odds are the pump is dead. If the pump is dead if you have a warranty on the part RMA it if not you will need a new cooler.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Best CPU for CAD Software, Illustrator etc."

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Adding a GPU will be necessary for CAD to function well. You don't need a crazy high end GPU though, a 1050Ti or another comparable card should be plenty.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Best CPU for CAD Software, Illustrator etc."

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Intel due to high frequency. CAD and photoshop do better with higher frequency. I am unsure on the other programs. You could go AMD if you wanted, I suggest looking into the programs you want to use and research how many cores they scale up to. Ryzen has more cores but they are lower frequency and the chips have worse IPC than intel. The I5-8400 has a decent core count and a higher frequency than AMD offerings, it also has an IGPU which can be used to accelerate certain programs.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Best CPU for CAD Software, Illustrator etc."

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

I5-8400 would work well and is in that price range. 6 cores with a decent turbo frequency. You could go 8600k but that will require a more expensive motherboard and CPU cooler.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Best CPU for CAD Software, Illustrator etc."

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

I run CAD for work and it seems to like frequency over cores. I know photo shop is more of a frequency based program, but I am unsure about the other programs. Since no budget is given the 9900K packs lots of cores with high frequency so it would be a great choice. An I7-9700K wouldn't be a bad option either.

Comment reply on MVollrath50's Completed Build: The Silver Blue Throne Tank

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

You are setup well for overclocking so when you decide to do it in the future it should work very well.

Comment reply on Wachtel's Completed Build: Aircooled Ghost S1

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

Quite a lot of power in a little case, what are the temps under load just out of curiosity?

Comment reply on masterkickass7's Completed Build: i5 2400 Budget Build

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Excellent build and it looks like it gets decent frames for the price. Well done.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Ryzen 5 2600X Causing Stuttering?"

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Glad you found the issue.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Sudden Restarts While Gaming"

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

I would change PSU first but if even after a PSU replacement it still happens it looks like a CPU issue to me.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Ryzen 5 2600X Causing Stuttering?"

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Real time protection can do that. Try turning the real time protection off and see if the problem continues. Lots of antivirus programs especially those with real time protection can be fairly CPU heavy.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "I've tried everything."

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

When you try to power it on do any fans spin? Could be a bad PSU. Irikal is probably right though it is most likely a bent or broken pin.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "I've tried everything."

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Reseat the RAM, sometimes bad or improperly seated RAM causes the CPU light to come on. It doesn't make a lot of sense but I had an MSI board do the same thing and I swapped RAM and it booted right up.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "How is McAfee Total Protection as an antivirus?"

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Malwarebytes is very good +1 for that.

Comment reply on Arrowassasin's Completed Build: The Red Arrow

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

If you have never run a stress test on that CPU how do you know that 5Ghz is stable? If you do stress test it (Which you should) watch your temps very closely because the 212 while a good budget cooler is most likely not going to cut it under full load for that CPU unless you got the coolest 8700k on the planet.

P.S. Not trying to criticize just pointing out something important.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Cooler for overclocking 9700k"

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

The H100i Should work well as long as your case has room for it.

Comment reply on Xtincan's Completed Build: MidRange 75FPS/75hz 1080p

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Check out the build a parts list section of the forums. There are lots of people there that will gladly help you. Make sure to include budget, use case, target frame rate and resolution in your post.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Hot new build temps"

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Its probably airflow in the case. If the VRMs aren't getting any air they will run hot.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Old 240W PSU work with 1050ti and i5-3470"

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

It is at least 80+ rated so I would trust it a lot more than the lenovo one. Personally I would go with the silverstone one but the dell is better than the other option. You would probably be ok with the dell.

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