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Comment reply on epeets's Completed Build: Patience

  • 9 days ago
  • 1 point

You do realize that the description says "She's had some small upgrades over the years" probably implying that he's had this machine for a long time.

Comment reply on TheStryder's Completed Build: LOUQE Ghost S1 Ash | Z390-I Gaming ITX | 9700K | 16GB DDR4 | RTX 2080 | SF750

  • 16 days ago
  • 1 point

This looks phenomenal! Great work getting all that custom loop goodness into such a small case. +1

Comment reply on fjlearyiv's Completed Build: i5-7600k/GTX1080 in NZXT Manta

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

A friend of mine runs an Evolv ITX case with the exact same card and has no thermal throttling problems, which is making me wonder why you are experiencing this issue. Do you have any idea why this is happening?

Comment reply on agroth5224's Completed Build: Ohh He's Tryin'

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Custom loops can require slightly different fan configurations to run at the best temperatures. This could be what worked best for him in testing, and I would assume that he knows what he is doing.

Comment reply on benipoo2's Completed Build: 64 cores of fun

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Quad G34 socket + RGB = Wow.

I honestly only thought that drchoi would build one of these and post it, but I was wrong. I seriously hope more people do builds like this, as they are really cool!

Comment reply on Shaker18's Completed Build: 1080P Strongbox Gaming PC

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice machine dude! Would you recommend this machine to people? I've been tempted to purchase a Raijintek Styx or Metis for a while now.

Comment reply on byzrk's Completed Build: The Sabertooth Viper

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

I agree, the build is very clean. However, the 4790k will not cause any issues with the 1070. It is still an extremely capable processor in 2019, especially for the price he managed to achieve.

Comment reply on Silvermike's Completed Build: Dark Energy - Custom Parvum Watercooled ITX

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Calling a feature now. Thank you for inspiring the next generation of PC builders.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "SSD cooling"

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

I personally recommend getting a heatsink, however beware the fact that it may not do much due to a lack of airflow over the fins.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "How do I know my computer is throttling?"

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Unfortunately, this generation of Ryzen chips ship with a less beefy cooler then that of the last generation. High temperatures on idle and load are somewhat to be expected, however you can adjust your fan curve in the bios to improve them slightly. Your cinebench score is nothing out of the ordinary, which makes me think that you aren't throttling.

My recommendations;

  • Go to your bios, and set your fan curve to something more aggressive. There should be some presets, and figure out which one is best for you. I never recommend presets along the lines of "quiet" because they cause your CPU to run a bit too toasty

  • Possibly check if your cooler is tightened down all the way. If it is too loose, not enough heat may be transferring between your chip and your cooler

  • Apply a new batch of thermal paste

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Do I need standoffs in every single spot?"

  • 6 months ago
  • 3 points

The main purpose of standoffs is to prevent soldered parts of the motherboard from coming in contact with the case, thus creating a ground to prevent any shorts that may kill your components. Assuming that you have installed most of the standoffs in all of the available holes, you should be fine. One standoff missing will generally not cause any issues, unless it is causing the motherboard to flex and come in contact with the bare metal of the case. Standoffs are not as important as they used to be, (arguably) because more safety features are being implemented with each new motherboard generation to automatically prevent everything from dying from one short.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "SSD cooling"

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Due to the fact that you are using a laptop, there are not many options available in terms of cooling your components. If there is enough room, you could opt for an NVME SSD heatsink like you said (I recommend the one from EKWB) which could help dissipate heat from the drive. This might help, however this is only provided that you have enough room to fit one under the hood of your laptop.

To answer your question, you should take the copper plate off if you were to opt for a heatsink. The heatsink should come with small thermal pads, which need to make direct contact with the storage modules on the drive.

Edit: I recommend searching up the model of your SSD to make sure that the copper plate is not actually a part of the module that is soldered on permanently. If the copper plate is "glued" onto the modules, then yanking it off may destroy your SSD.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "If You Ruled The World"

  • 6 months ago
  • 3 points

start a world-wide campaign to bring pack pcpartpicker merchandise.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Gaming PC for College"

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i9-9900K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor $494.89 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler be quiet! - Dark Rock Pro 4 50.5 CFM CPU Cooler $84.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard Gigabyte - Z390 AORUS PRO WIFI ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $179.99 @ Amazon
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $144.50 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung - 970 Evo 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $149.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $59.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card Zotac - GeForce RTX 2080 8 GB Video Card $669.99 @ Newegg
Case Phanteks - Enthoo Pro TG RGB ATX Full Tower Case $100.00 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair - HX Platinum 850 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $134.97 @ Newegg Business
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $99.49 @ SuperBiiz
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $2118.60
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-05-13 10:56 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Should I replace my cpu (if so, by which one)"

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

I would personally give it a few months for the release of AMD's 3000 series of processors. Their supposed lineup consists of excellent CPUs for the price, as per usual with Ryzen.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "700 Pound Gaming PC"

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor £135.97 @ Amazon UK
Motherboard MSI - B450M GAMING PLUS Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard £73.48 @ Box Limited
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-2400 Memory £72.08 @ Box Limited
Storage Kingston - A400 120 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive £16.89 @ Amazon UK
Storage Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £36.78 @ Aria PC
Video Card XFX - Radeon RX 580 8 GB GTS XXX ED Video Card £169.94 @ AWD-IT
Case BitFenix - Nova ATX Mid Tower Case £31.00 @ AWD-IT
Power Supply SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply £75.46 @ Amazon UK
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit £83.99 @ Amazon UK
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £695.59
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-05-09 16:18 BST+0100

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Iconic Intros by YTers"

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

SHADOWFRAX has a very interesting intro. Anybody who plays rust should know who this is.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Cheap Minecraft build?"

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

I recommend this option.

Comment reply on Ddeadrose's Completed Build: H200 w rtx2070

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

I love the Macho Rev B, it offers really good performance per dollar especially if you can get it for under $50. Nice work, this will definitely serve as inspiration for one of my upcoming builds.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Refurbished RX 580 4gb $120"

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

According to their Newegg page,

TORX 2.0 Fan

Teamwork for greater strength

Just like in games, the exclusive MSI TORX 2.0 Fan technology uses the power of teamwork to allow the TRI-FROZR Thermal Design to achieve new levels of cool.

TORX 2.0 Fan design generates 22% more air pressure for supremely silent performance in the heat of battle.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "I Would Like An Option To Make A Custom Part A Video Card Cooler"

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

I understand what you mean now, you can't find the option for VGA cooler in the dropdown menu for custom parts.... Regardless, for now I recommend adding it manually under the "Case Fan" category or other.

Comment reply on FabianX's Completed Build: ITX Power LGA 2066

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

This is by far my favorite build on the site! I love your creativity Fabian, and I really hope to see more from you in the future. +1

Comment reply on 6Goals's Completed Build: I5 9400F MSI Z390 System

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice machine, however I believe that the fans on the front are set in the wrong orientation. From the looks of it, your AIO is exhausting air out the front. The issue with this orientation is that no air from outside of the case is coming in, essentially choking all of your components (especially your RX 580, which needs air to stay cool.) All you need to do is flip around the front fans and you should be all set.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is this build good? First timer here."

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

Allow me to piggyback on this; The build that you have listed is, without a doubt, extremely powerful and should have no real issues with graphic intensive games. My only concern is that you may be purchasing a 9900k when it isn't completely necessary. In terms of gaming performance, yes, the 9900k is the best- however, the negligible differences you will end up seeing in framerates over a 9700k (for example) may not be worth it in the end. On the other hand, if you plan on using this machine as a workstation at any point the 9900k may be useful. Although this is just my two cents, I would personally recommend spending a bit less on the CPU and going with a 9700k.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What to do with the old rig?"

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

I would personally use that X58 board to its full potential and slap a 6-core xeon on it. An X5670 will put it up with many modern rigs, and it should only cost you $25 on eBay.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Best gpu under 100$?"

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

I'm not going to jump to any real conclusions here or anything, but based on your profile picture I am assuming that you plan on playing Fortnite. With this in mind, a used RX 580 on ebay would do the trick. If you wait long enough, one can be had for under $100 no problem.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "I Would Like An Option To Make A Custom Part A Video Card Cooler"

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm not completely sure what you mean by a "Video Card Cooler." Do you mean a VGA cooler or a waterblock? Either way, these two parts are somewhat niche and most builds won't utilize either. For parts like this, you are able to use the "Add Custom Part" button and enter an Amazon.com URL that links to the part that you desire to use. I'm not going to speak for the staff here, but I don't think it is worth the effort to add a functionality for a very small percentage of the users on the site.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Evga B stock sale"

  • 6 months ago
  • 3 points

Just a sidenote for those of you that are interested in starting a small in-home PC building/selling/flipping business, EVGA B-Stock is a great source for getting inexpensive refurbished power supplies that aren't ridiculously sketchy. Be sure to avoid power supplies that are too old or have bad ratings. Remember, power supplies are the backbone of your system and it's a good idea to be safe.

Comment reply on Ortiz750ss's Completed Build: Nitro-Scizor

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

I dig the problem-solving effort with the V64, and I'm glad it worked out. Just out of curiosity, how are the GPU temps under load?

Comment reply on qiqil_acq0uh's Completed Build: My First PC build

  • 6 months ago
  • 4 points

Nice work for a first build, however is there any reason why the front fans aren't set to intake? I would strongly recommend that you reverse them to give the components inside some air- especially that 1080ti.

Comment reply on jacklavey's Completed Build: Live Streaming Build

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

How is the 550W Corsair holding up in this rig? No issues, or anything?

Comment reply on ExoticX's Completed Build: My Sub $1000 PC (Ryzen 7 1700/GTX 980)

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

That's an awesome card! Might look at them.

Comment reply on haynosekai's Completed Build: Obsidian

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

I can really see this cooler going perfectly with Corsair Dominator Platinum, Just a thought though.

Comment reply on fastalchemy0516's Completed Build: Stage 1 - Pepper-PC

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

I actually somewhat like it without the cable combs. While cable combs are great and all, they can limit how you can bend your braided cables. It's up to you, though- your build, not mine.

Comment reply on Deprivasion's Completed Build: i7 8700k/ 1070ti

  • 8 months ago
  • 5 points

Not even a little bit.

Comment reply on Wilburbruh's Completed Build: The Final Form

  • 8 months ago
  • 4 points

In the world of PC building, there is no final form.

Comment reply on Sovereignty's Completed Build: White Out SnowBlind Mod/Build

  • 8 months ago
  • 4 points

Anybody else at a loss for words?

Comment reply on stupidasian94's Completed Build: Tiny Watercooled PC

  • 8 months ago
  • 3 points

This is absolutely unbelievable. +1 for the Bykski block on the card too.

Comment reply on Keith_Horton's Completed Build: FuryBox - Mobile PC Perfection

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Considering that you can currently get a Titan X for around 350 on ebay, I think it's safe to say that he bought that card a while ago.

Comment reply on vanMaan's Completed Build: SG13 Mini ITX with RTX

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

H170 only supports up to 2133, therefore purchasing 2400 or 2666 would be useless.

Comment reply on Mozart_Marshall's Completed Build: EVGA 1080 Ti SLI - Delidded 8700k (der8auer) - 5.4GHz - 1st build.

  • 8 months ago
  • 3 points

SLI is rarely ever worth it anymore, usually because of scaling issues in modern games. As a matter of fact, more times than not the second card is just going to be sitting in your second slot and not doing anything (due to no SLI support.) I only really recommend SLI if you manage to find a steal on ebay for two 1080s, presumably for 250 each.

Delidding on the other hand, is really only something you should do if you plan on overclocking, or running an ITX rig where temps are going to be an issue. It's pretty much up to personal preference, but if you are just a regular consumer you shouldn't need to spend the 50 dollars on a delid tool.

Comment reply on Mozart_Marshall's Completed Build: EVGA 1080 Ti SLI - Delidded 8700k (der8auer) - 5.4GHz - 1st build.

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

It's not all about the IPC though, because it is 100% true that some 8th gen chips perform way better than others- in terms of overclocking performance and temps regardless of being delidded. Those that do perform significantly better are sometimes binned during testing and are re-sold as factory overclocked chips (8086k)

Comment reply on Mozart_Marshall's Completed Build: EVGA 1080 Ti SLI - Delidded 8700k (der8auer) - 5.4GHz - 1st build.

  • 8 months ago
  • 3 points

This sorta depends.

The scaling quality heavily depends on the specific game/workload you're using, and the performance of the second card really varies. For example, one 1080ti will give you 100 FPS in one game, but the second 1080ti will provide you with an additional 50 frames. This basically means that the second 1080ti is giving you only an additional ~50% performance in some games. This is basically how scaling applies on a consumer level. Some older Radeon HD graphics cards, like the HD 7770s, actually scale really well. On my crossfire rig I am achieving about ~80% scaling returns from my second card (one card gives me about 60 frames, while the second one almost doubles it to 100 frames). This really just goes to show how over time the dual-gpu setup is really losing it's value.

Comment reply on squishybuttqq's Completed Build: Dusty ; Second Build [what should i upgrade]

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

upgrade budget of 200 - 250 max.

I don't think a 6700k will work.

Comment reply on whirledpeas's Completed Build: No RGB

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Or you know, replace the BQ! fan from the cooler because it won't match the rest of your build. I hate seeing criticism like this that isn't constructive in any way, it just creates a negative environment on the site.

Comment reply on samusfan117's Completed Build: PC-01

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

That's almost surprising considering that the FX-6300 is really just a tri-core with some tacked on "cores"

Who knows, I guess Apex is just more GPU based.

Comment reply on stillbinary's Completed Build: Louqe Ghost S1 build1

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

The tophat is pretty expensive for what it provides. Whatever works I guess.

Comment reply on Nintendao's Completed Build: $600AUD 1440P gaming rig

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

Except it can. Performance at any resolution is heavily dependent on what settings you use and at what framerates you aim to achieve. The R9 Fury is about ~10% faster than the RX 580 at full boost. That puts it about on-par with the GTX 980 which is a proven 1440p capable card.

Comment reply on Nintendao's Completed Build: $600AUD 1440P gaming rig

  • 9 months ago
  • 3 points

Are you seriously running 2 gigs of ram?

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