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Comment reply on koala-t's Completed Build: Workstationbox 360 One X

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice. Japan started livestreaming DSD256 for the first time not too long ago. It was of the Berlin Orchestra.

https://www.iij.ad.jp/en/news/pressrelease/2017/0823.html

Comment reply on Yellowsub999's Completed Build: Cube ripper

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Ouch. RIP Plastic drive sled. Those sleds are indeed fragile. Have you found a way to get that sled to work without the handles?

Comment reply on Mrsneakygypsy's Completed Build: MSI Galactic Empire SLI rig

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

This proves the 680X can look good without the air restricting front glass panel! Very well done!

Comment reply on koala-t's Completed Build: Workstationbox 360 One X

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Ooh! A DSD USB DAC! What's the max sample rate? DSD256? DSD512?

Comment reply on mjwise's Completed Build: Mini ITX - Ryzen 5 3600 build

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

ASUS just came out with the 27xx BIOS for this board that has the latest AGESA. This fixes the systemd rdrand issue. Plus it's one of the BIOSes that supports 3200+Mhz DOCP.

Be sure to start from a lower speed when initially applying DOCP though on Samsung B-die because it fails to apply DOCP at it's rated speed directly on those RAM chips.

Comment reply on DarTroX's Completed Build: New Life into Nehalem

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Tech YES City did find Spectre and Meltdown mitigations severely degraded performance on Lynnfield systems, so make sure to turn off Spectre and Meltdown mitigations with the tool from Gibson Research:

https://www.grc.com/inspectre.htm

EVGA P55 boards have lasted a VERY long time. My P55 Micro is still kicking.

Comment reply on Eduard's Completed Build: Evolve MK2 - 3700X Quiet custom hardloop

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Ehh, just a Zoom H5. I wish I had a DSD DAC.

Comment reply on Cavi's Completed Build: The Adjudicator

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Hardware Canucks would be proud. (I noticed the plants)

The composition of the photos + the black and white theme for the build makes this worth a feature.

Comment reply on DazzCee's Completed Build: 1st new PC since 2008

  • 2 months ago
  • 3 points

Yup, PUBG murders older CPUs like greasy fried chicken.

Comment reply on jongwon's Completed Build: Aorus Xtreme Mark II

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

That's a REALLY tight fit for the CableMod Vertical GPU bracket + the 2080 Super. Glad it worked out though.

Comment reply on ttchip's Completed Build: custom loop build update with 3900X and MO-RA

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice idea with the external radiator. This could also work with "Full house water cooling" like what LTT did a few years ago.

Comment reply on DazzCee's Completed Build: 1st new PC since 2008

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Man, you're a trooper for sticking to a Q6600 for that long! Congrats on a well deserved Zen 2 upgrade!

Comment reply on Xoroxronis's Completed Build: Dan A4 v3-Xoroxronis

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Excellent idea with the airflow cone for the Noctua CPU cooler!

Remember to get BIOS 2602 for this board as it fixes a lot of issues with DOCP.

Comment reply on Clj94104's Completed Build: CJ’s Ryzen Build

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

What's your Cinebench 20 Single Core score?

Also, remember to always use 1:1 FCLK and Infinity Fabric clock for the best latency.

Comment reply on idk_alex's Completed Build: Ghost S1 2019 Build

  • 2 months ago
  • 3 points

Update immediately to BIOS 2602. That fixes a lot of the issues with DOCP and the DRAM boot voltage resetting after standby power is lost.

Once you update, make sure "Performance Enhancer" is at "Level 1" or the CPU Vcore will not drop below 1V when idle.

Comment reply on Eduard's Completed Build: Evolve MK2 - 3700X Quiet custom hardloop

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

They deserve a DSD DAC. You got any SACDs lying around?

Comment reply on Eduard's Completed Build: Evolve MK2 - 3700X Quiet custom hardloop

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

That's an insane DAC. Can it support 11.2Mhz DSD? (DSD256)

Comment reply on bsmods's Completed Build: BSMods - Retro

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Saw this being built at LTX 2019!

Comment reply on GrampaGrizz's Completed Build: Maximilian (Mini itx Ryzen 5 3600 Asus x470i)

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

They will be pushing out a BIOS which fixes this exact problem. It's not on the site yet. Wait for the one that says 1.0.0.3AB in the changelog.

Comment reply on RogerMexico's Completed Build: Louqe Ghost S1 3700X 2080Ti

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

I was about to say, those are nice Reference Monitors. (Speakers)

Comment reply on GrampaGrizz's Completed Build: Maximilian (Mini itx Ryzen 5 3600 Asus x470i)

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh yes. This is a common problem with the 2501 BIOS where it resets the DRAM Boot Voltage to 1.2V after standby power is lost.

Comment reply on AshaKraken's Completed Build: Chernaya Redux

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Very good choice with the AX850! Hoping to get a AX1000 myself to replace a aging Antec High Current Pro Platinum.

Comment reply on GrampaGrizz's Completed Build: Maximilian (Mini itx Ryzen 5 3600 Asus x470i)

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you have a coldboot issue where it forgets the DRAM Boot voltage if you've applied DOCP, then you cut standby power and try to turn it on again to a non POSTing system?

Comment reply on Esky25's Completed Build: In it to Inwin it v. 2.0 (Team Red Edition)

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Major props for squeezing a Noctua into an Inwin ITX case!

Comment reply on jrasero's Completed Build: 16 Core 18L Custom Loop ThreadRipper Build

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd be a tiny bit concerned about the PCB flex on that M.2.

Comment reply on oblivion__'s Completed Build: ITX is awesome

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

You will have to ensure you never lose standby power because there's a BIOS bug where if you lose standby power, the system will refuse to post because it reset the DRAM voltage to 1.2V after losing power.

The only guy doing ASUS BIOSes is on vacation for a week, so don't expect a BIOS update to fix this until 1-2 weeks from now.

Comment reply on hartraft's Completed Build: Core V1 Ryzen 3700x

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Yup, Apparently the Prime X370 got the fixes for that, but the ASUS BIOS (singular) guy just went on vacation for a week, so no BIOS updates at all for an entire week.

Comment reply on hartraft's Completed Build: Core V1 Ryzen 3700x

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Turns out there's a specific order this has to be done:

  1. DOCP > 2933Mhz, reboot

  2. Set SoC to 1.1125v, reboot

  3. 2933Mhz > 3200Mhz, reboot.

If you set the SoC voltage too early, POST will hang on the CPU step.

Comment reply on raul3820's Completed Build: Shift to Zen 2

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

The unique PSU is what caught my eye! Really nice!

Were there any BIOS issues with the RAM and DOCP?

Comment reply on chenny_0's Completed Build: My First PC Build!

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you have the DRAM Boot Voltage bug where if main power is cut, it will forget the DOCP DRAM voltage and not post?

Comment reply on hartraft's Completed Build: Core V1 Ryzen 3700x

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

It could be down to the SoC auto voltage being screwed up. Try setting that to 1.1250V and initially setting DOCP to 2933Mhz, then going to 3200Mhz.

Remember to not cut power to your system after applying 3200 because of the DRAM Boot Voltage bug.

Comment reply on hartraft's Completed Build: Core V1 Ryzen 3700x

  • 3 months ago
  • 3 points

Are you having issues hitting 3200Mhz on the RAM? for instance, when you cut standby power, and you've applied DOCP, does the system just not post? Have the same board and a 3600X, so am asking if you're having problems with DOCP.

Comment reply on FurryJackman's Completed Build: Flexible and Powerful!

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

2300 cats per second.

Comment reply on JJ_FX's Completed Build: Budget Linux Gaming / GameDev

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Don't forget to update Mesa and the Kernel, cause you get newer game fixes with newer Mesa drivers. RADV improves with every new Mesa version.

Comment reply on logys's Completed Build: Primary PC

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you have any EMI issues with the Qi charger so close to the mic and preamp? Am a tiny bit concerned about that.

Nice Monitors (audio) though.

Comment reply on grundlemuncher's Completed Build: Build A Final

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Intel needs to push a new microcode to fix the issue, but it's up to Intel, and right now they don't have attention on this issue.

Hardware Unboxed were the only people to bring it up.

Comment reply on machineking84's Completed Build: Duo

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah, so I was close. Are you using the Web GUI or SSH for management?

Just beware that you might not be able to play Battleye and VAC enabled games since they explicitly ban playing within a VM.

Comment reply on grundlemuncher's Completed Build: Build A Final

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

It may be better to not overclock if you're running an up to date copy of Windows, since overclocking was crippled with the microcode update. The only workaround was to apply an Intel XTU profile at boot each time.

Comment reply on machineking84's Completed Build: Duo

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I assume with the USB add-in card this might be used for VFIO/unRAID?

Comment reply on jon_peter's Completed Build: GameCube

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Definitely keep up to date with Mesa and RADV because bugfixes come down the line for those display drivers.

You should see if Freesync works over HDMI and Displayport. NO Gamecube in history ever had AMD (or should I say... ATI) Freesync.

Comment reply on horrorcosmic's Completed Build: High end 3D workstation

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Beware, Enermax TR4 II AIOs are still failing. The design of the AIO uses 2 different metals which could lead to corrosion. Gamers Nexus covered this.

Comment reply on grundlemuncher's Completed Build: Build A Final

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Are you running stock or overclocked? Broadwell-E had overclocking crippled by a Intel microcode update in a Windows Update recently.

Comment reply on JoSchaap's Completed Build: R9 3900x (Beast in a cheap case)

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

For streaming, x264 with a slower preset is generally better.

Comment reply on JoSchaap's Completed Build: R9 3900x (Beast in a cheap case)

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

What's the slowest you can go with OBS x264? slow? slower? veryslow?

With a 12 core you don't really need NVENC on this machine.

Comment reply on Venlaw's Completed Build: LinuxBox v4 - Now with 400% More Gaming!

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Watch out on that Antec Kuhler 620. I've done a GPU cooling mod of a GTX 470 with that AIO and if ANY organic material enters the loop, the pump is extremely weak and could die easily once the loop gets clogged. I bought 2 of those AIOs for precisely that reason.

Also, don't forget the "tsched=0" fix for PulseAudio on Realtek HD audio chips.

Comment reply on EIREXE's Completed Build: Linux setup with GPU passthrough

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Do you still have reset issues when shutting down the VM with the Vega 56?

Also, don't get Ryzen 3000 just yet until BIOS updates sort out the rdrand issue with systemd.

Comment reply on csi_morris's Completed Build: BirdBox

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Have you thought about doing PBO with voltage offset? Maybe not right now with the BIOS weirdness but down the line to get more out of that 1080 Ti?

Comment reply on MeatStepLively's Completed Build: Ryzen 2700x Gaming/Workstation Build

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

There's the option to upgrade to Zen 2 as well, and the 3800X is looking very good for performance, which could be unlocked even more with an OC.

Comment reply on diyeverything's Completed Build: Arch Linux Threadripper Workstation

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, the current situation with AMD's existing chipsets all require the ACS kernel patch to get PCI-E devices with lanes going to the chipset.

Hoping that changes with X570 and the next Threadripper platform.

Comment reply on djazzactor's Completed Build: Video Editing Build - The Storm Trooper

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Remember to install the Nvidia Creator/Studio drivers as they are more cooperative with the Adobe suite than "Game Ready" drivers.

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