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Comment reply on Blog Post "$1,300 Ryzen 7 Gaming PC Build Video"

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Watching him peel the adhesive off the backplate made me cringe a little bit. I'm sure it's perfectly safe, but I can't stand having to force anything (especially so close to the CPU socket)!

Comment reply on lutheritrux's Completed Build: Taxation is Theft build

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

Seconding what others have said; with your AIO cooler, you'll be able to hit 4.5 GHz easily, even if you didn't win the silicon lottery. You'll likely be able to overclock higher than that. Plenty of people hit 5.0, and most people seem to settle in around 4.7-4.8 stable.

Really like the build btw. +1!

Comment reply on Blog Post "$1500 Gaming PC Build"

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

This build has a 550 Watt PSU for a ~400 Watt system. That's more than enough headroom for overclocking both CPU and GPU, although the difference in price here isn't enough to justify skimping. If you want to spend another 20 bucks for a bit more headroom, that's fine, but it's really not necessary. I wouldn't recommend SLI to anyone at this point, but if you really feel the need for that kind of expansion, 750 Watts is probably best (that puts our system TDP at around 580 Watts, so 750 still gives enough headroom for overclocking, while 650 might be cutting it close).

Comment reply on Blog Post "Fractal Design Define Mini C Gaming PC Build"

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

and m.2 drive to avoid any extra cables in a small case.

Comment reply on dommoass's Completed Build: Penguin Mk II

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Interesting that the label is upside down on the only side not covered by the shroud; I guess that's intended for cases with the PSU at the top?

Comment reply on dommoass's Completed Build: Penguin Mk II

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Great looking build. Did you install the PSU upside down though?

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