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

Doctor_Mudshark 1 point 22 months ago

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)!

lutheritrux's Completed Build: Taxation is Theft build

Doctor_Mudshark 2 points 22 months ago

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!

ThoughtA's Build Guide: Gaming, Streaming, and Editing Build

Doctor_Mudshark 2 points 26 months ago

Why would this build need a larger PSU? There's about 200 Watts of headroom, which you'll really only be using to overclock the 1070. Even if you wanted to SLI another 1070 in this build, it's still enough capacity.

Blog Post "$1500 Gaming PC Build"

Doctor_Mudshark 1 point 27 months ago

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).

Blog Post "Fractal Design Define Mini C Gaming PC Build"

Doctor_Mudshark 2 points 29 months ago

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

dommoass's Completed Build: Penguin Mk II

Doctor_Mudshark 1 point 30 months ago

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?

dommoass's Completed Build: Penguin Mk II

Doctor_Mudshark 1 point 30 months ago

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