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Comment reply on Droptimus's Completed Build: A Simulation Within A Simulation

  • 1 day ago
  • 1 point

Rick and Morty reference?

Comment reply on jimmy9800's Completed Build: Threadripper 3990x build

  • 7 days ago
  • 2 points

I'd recommend the O11 Dynamic XL. Ample room for lots of fans.

Comment reply on jimmy9800's Completed Build: Threadripper 3990x build

  • 7 days ago
  • 2 points

When you can, try to find a HB SLI bridge as you're actually bottlenecked in SLI performance by using "non-qualified" regular SLI bridges.

Comment reply on KadiusFTW's Completed Build: RGB (Really Ghetto & Broke)

  • 11 days ago
  • 2 points

With the first gen Sandy Bridge Xeons, don't go past 1.4V or it will start degrading. Also, don't push the SoC voltage past 1.2V or it will degrade within hours.

Comment reply on EpicXCalibur's Completed Build: Caliburn

  • 11 days ago
  • 3 points

Push-Pull AIO with a lengthy STRIX GPU works in a H500? Color me surprised!

Comment reply on drworsley's Completed Build: Simple Chrome Web Browser

  • 17 days ago
  • 2 points

How high did you push your mesh? Wondering how Cascade Lake X performs on that front. What's the AIDA64 latency test at the highest mesh frequency?

Comment reply on mdemita's Completed Build: Smoking Baby

  • 20 days ago
  • 1 point

Definitely go for the LG 27GL850 because 4K 144hz has too many technical hurdles to overcome before things get mainstream.

A single 49'' Monitor doesn't give really enough top and bottom immersion and the decently priced ones are all 3840x1080, so you will need more anti-aliasing than a 27'' monitor setup.

For flight sims, I recommend 3 LGs in Nvidia Surround. They're IPS so you can't go wrong there. You will need to connect one of them via USB-C so that all 3 are connected by DisplayPort.

Comment reply on Dan.Q's Completed Build: Fox (Unraid Multipurpose NAS)

  • 24 days ago
  • 1 point

For realtime transcode, a 1650 Super may get you better transcode results for streaming directly to a device while the file is transcoded in realtime. Turing NVENC is superior to the 1050 in every way.

Comment reply on Ryanenigma_bien's Completed Build: coders paradise

  • 24 days ago
  • 2 points

Beware of the Enermax AIOs. They've been notorious for gunking up after some use.

The high temperatures may be due to the pump running on PWM and not at full speed. The pump needs to run at full speed because it is exceptionally weak in terms of water flow rate.

Comment reply on petrolhead773's Completed Build: First PC. 8 core Xeon Sleeper build

  • 24 days ago
  • 2 points

Beware that these HUANAN X79 boards don't have good VRM cooling, so don't overclock. (The E5-2xxx series only allows BCLK OC so it's not really worth it anyways)

The PSU would also be where I'd be concerned if you plan a GPU upgrade.

Comment reply on haywire4-actual's Completed Build: X58's not dead yet

  • 24 days ago
  • 2 points

Be sure to follow Bryan from Tech YES City's advice and turn off all Spectre and Meltdown protections to get the most out of X58.

If you were to make an upgrade, the Ryzen 5 1600 AF is a good upgrade path that gets you into the AM4 ecosystem.

Comment reply on gardotd426's Completed Build: My Custom 1080p Ultra Linux Gaming Build

  • 24 days ago
  • 1 point

If you've had luck with the PSU, it's worth keeping if it hasn't failed you.

However, I'm more leaning to Seasonic OEM PSUs for budget builds.

Do be aware that there is no Linux method to flash the "performance" VBIOS right now for the 5600 XT, so you need to still use Windows for that.

If you're doing Passthrough, the reset bug was recently fixed for Navi GPUs.

Comment reply on mdemita's Completed Build: Smoking Baby

  • 24 days ago
  • 1 point

1600x1200 monitors gives me a hint you may be a software dev. Or just never gave up your first monitors. (Edit: Ah, Flight sims.)

I would highly recommend you replace your 2560x1440 with a LG 27GL850 when you have the chance. You need to experience high refresh gaming with a 2080 Ti.

Comment reply on Zero3606's Completed Build: OMEGA Lake X

  • 29 days ago
  • 2 points

That's really interesting how the audio card is setup. What kind of riser did you use?

Comment reply on Pezui001's Completed Build: Workstation

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

I'm waiting myself for a 10920X to drive my VMs. 10 cores honestly isn't enough for my equally strange VFIO setup.

Comment reply on H00NIGAN's Completed Build: Streaming And Content Creating Monster

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Threadripper 3000 latency was pushing it for acceptable latency for me, I'm personally looking at the 12 core model since more cores might mean more mesh travel time.

Only reason I'm not looking at the 10 core is I need to have enough cores for VMs.

Comment reply on GundamGuy195's Completed Build: Ore Sanjou!

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Is that applied at BIOS level or through XTU? If it's through XTU, you have no problems, but if it's BIOS level, beware of microcode updates.

Comment reply on needswork's Completed Build: Ryzen 9 3950X 4K video editing rig

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

GH5 lacks Line In sensitivity unfortunately. That's where the GH5S makes up for that lacking feature.

The Zoom H5 and H6's newer firmware has a record start beep you can set so that syncing is easier if you feed a line out into the camera for a scratch audio record on camera.

Comment reply on needswork's Completed Build: Ryzen 9 3950X 4K video editing rig

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

That last picture looks "ungraded." (Video terminology)

What to you film in? S-Log? V-Log? C-Log? Do you use external recorders?

Also, I am very surprised you got 64GB of Non Micron to run at those frequencies.

Plus, PM01 is also what Steve at Gamers Nexus used for a time, and he loved that case.

Comment reply on Gassicus's Completed Build: Actual build

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

One, be careful with the M22 as it performs significantly worse than the EVGA CLC 120. With this AIO, leave the CPU at stock.

Two, I would advise a second identical set of ram to unlock the quad channel capability of the processor.

Comment reply on Ezd's Completed Build: The beast

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

You've setup the VRM fan on the A40 interestingly so it tries to suck away heat from the VRM, when the best cooling performance can be had with the fan blowing onto the VRM. See my build with the A80 to see what I mean, and those lower end X299 boards definitely need that.

Comment reply on GundamGuy195's Completed Build: Ore Sanjou!

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Man, you're a trooper for sticking to the Level 10 GTS. That's still a really good case.

Did you have any issues once the new microcode updates hit that the CPU no longer turboed in Windows?

Comment reply on fortuntek's Completed Build: Frankenstein-ian Ryzen 2020 Upgraded Build

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Since you did put a D15 in there, you can now do PBO offset overclocking if there's enough airflow in the case. Just be careful with the lower end ASrock boards.

Comment reply on Radium5532's Completed Build: Pixlus MC Server | i7-9800x @4.5Ghz - RTX 2080 Super - 64gb Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro - PUSH&PULL

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Extremely clean build! Since it's only a 8-core, the TUF board isn't really going to hinder you as much, but you do have room to upgrade.

Comment reply on Otanacious's Completed Build: Lightroom + DAW Workstation (Corsair 600Q + Ryzen 2700X)

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

I do see a lot of components have been carried forward. Once you do get a 3900X, get some low latency Trident Z Neo 3600 CL14 for DAW work, because Ryzen 3000 likes 3600mhz at low latencies, and it's beneficial to DAW work too.

Comment reply on ibondy's Completed Build: Red & Blue

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

If that is the case, move the distro plate forward about 1 1/2 inches and use high static pressure intake fans, then slow the RPM of the exhaust fans since you will have created an airflow situation.

Comment reply on xSmokingMan's Completed Build: Hackintosh Mini Build

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Try the Catalina Beta versions. They might have better luck as Navi drivers mature.

Comment reply on Felicetti's Completed Build: mATX isn't dead

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

For AMD motherboards specifically, they usually put the worst components on their mATX offerings. It hasn't changed for years. I had to put a ITX board in a mATX case to get good VRM quality.

Comment reply on Blue-Pill's Completed Build: NO LIMIT

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

You haven't seen overpriced in Canada until you've seen how much they gouge for Threadripper 3000.

Comment reply on ersander's Completed Build: Esans Beast

  • 1 month ago
  • 4 points

For the 3970X, especially for render workloads, a Asetek AIO is not enough. You need a Swiftech Drive X3 with a EK Velocity sTRX4 block:

http://site.swiftech.com/drive-x3/

Comment reply on xSmokingMan's Completed Build: Hackintosh Mini Build

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

How was dealing with Clover and Catalina? Your current screenshot only shows the Windows side, mind showing the Mac boot with the 5700 XT working?

Comment reply on ibondy's Completed Build: Red & Blue

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Even Linus' Hack Pro is better than the new Mac Pro. And it's actually watercooled.

Comment reply on ibondy's Completed Build: Red & Blue

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

You're still in a heavy negative pressure setup, which will fill your system with dust without proper filtration. (the stock filters are really coarse, and won't filter the fine dust.)

If the Distro plate is instead replacing the front glass, then the side is full of intake fans, it's a much better config.

Comment reply on ActuallyMartin's Completed Build: My Streaming PC Setup

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I suffer terrible bottlenecking in Unreal Engine 4 titles, enough that I'm considering a platform swap. Once you have an Unreal Engine 4 title you want to play, you are going to be in for a bad time because of weak single threaded performance.

Comment reply on Sebastiengllmt's Completed Build: Gen 3 Threadripper Dec19 (air)

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Haven't seen a new build in the Air 540 in a while. Nice to see it still in use.

Comment reply on Nationapn's Completed Build: UnRAID Media Server

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Very nice addition with adding a desktop environment to then unRAID Linux config, then adding a transparent monitor on the side panel!

Comment reply on ActuallyMartin's Completed Build: My Streaming PC Setup

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

That's a big IF it's compatible with the motherboard.

You could get truly screwed like I did buying a E5-1660 V2 on a Gigabyte X79 Rev 1.0 motherboard to have it not post.

For Gigabyte and X79, the ONLY working mobos are Rev 1.1 mobos for V2 Xeons. I speak from experience.

I run a 4960X now with my Rev 1.0 Mobo and I'm not satisfied with single core performance in Unreal Engine titles. How's the 4820K doing for you in UE4 titles? For me, even with a 4.4Ghz OC, it severely bottlenecks the single thread.

Comment reply on amazingawesome's Completed Build: upgrade to Ryzen 3600x and 1080ti using mostly local trade

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

That's some really good RAM. Run it at 3733Mhz with tight timings and you got a extremely capable machine.

Comment reply on Livexlucid's Completed Build: LIVEXLUCID Mini Home Studio Rig

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

If you're able to, try to get the memory to hit 3600Mhz, as that frequency with tight timings will help with memory latency for music production.

Comment reply on FreshGnar's Completed Build: Project Incognito: Vintage Cassette Deck Sleeper PC

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

One thing missing:

A cassette with "Awesome Mix Vol 1." written on it in the cassette slot.

Doesn't even have to have the real music on it, just write that on any plain old cassette and put it in.

Comment reply on Mason54's Completed Build: Project Eclipse

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Vintage O11, before the der8auer O11 Dynamic! These cases are now rare!

Comment reply on salmonadams's Completed Build: Neuroscience Workstation

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

The included tension torx driver in the Threadripper box is EXTREMELY important to not bend pins on Threadripper. Using any other Torx driver, the risk of overtension is FAR too high.

As you don't really need anything more graphically intensive, I suggest a lightweight desktop environment so resources aren't wasted on rendering GNOME.

Comment reply on Nightey3s's Completed Build: Storm

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Man, that EATX motherboard still having plenty of room in the O11-D XL makes me seriously want to consider one.

Comment reply on shahinma's Completed Build: Shahin_4GPU desktop_intel

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm assuming this is Deep Learning related, hence the 1600W PSU and Turbo cards.

You'll want to remove the air restricting front dust filter and flip the side fans to intake, since you're gonna have a ton of GPUs doing ML algorithms or rendering. (if you're using Blender)

Comment reply on tator's Completed Build: Threadripper NAS

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

TIL: Noctua makes 92mm TR4 coolers.

Fits the use case, to be honest.

Comment reply on yopoyo's Completed Build: The Video Editing Dream

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Radeon VII seems to really fly in Davinci Resolve, but alas, because of it's commercial failure, it's no longer being made.

You may benefit though from using the Nvidia Creator drivers rather than the Geforce drivers.

Comment reply on click2vasu's Completed Build: Editing

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I would be concerned about a 92mm Noctua cooler if you're running a 130W TDP chip. It could be worth it if you used a Hyper 212 Black Edition instead.

Comment reply on Jack_of_Clubz's Completed Build: Ryzen + RTX Console Killer - Bringing Living Room PC Gaming Sexy Back.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Would there be any thermal difference using a 2070 Super TURBO vs the open air card in such a small case?

Comment reply on devnull99's Completed Build: Threadripper 3970x Aorus Xtreme workstation with EKWB

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

To anyone out there, how's the new sTRX4 Velocity block vs the Heatkiller IV? They seem very similar in design.

Comment reply on starkline's Completed Build: Professional Audio DAW Workstation

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Latency on Threadripper 3000 isn't really the best for DAW work. You ideally want to get your memory to 3600Mhz to cut down on memory latency, since Threadripper 3000 has more memory latency than X570.

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