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Comment reply on Forum Topic "First Build"

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

For gaming on one 1080p 144hz monitor this is absolutely massive overkill. If you're building it with the thought of doing 4k60 in the future and keeping it for ten years before upgrading maybe, but with that monitor it's completely over the top.

Honestly, multi-gpu isn't really worth it anymore. If you're actually willing to spend that much on the GPU, drop one of the 2080s and get a 2080 Ti.

If all you're doing is gaming, drop the 3900X down to a 3700X or an i7-9700k. Also drop the RAM down to 32 or 16 GB (16 is about the recommended for gaming right now).

With all the money you save from the above, get a 4k monitor to actually utilize that 2080 Ti.

Also with this budget you should get a way better cooler.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is this good?"

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

Looks pretty good. Pretty effective distribution of budget. Personally I wouldn't buy the UPS and put that money into the processor, but you may have your reasons.

Comment reply on dieseljesus's Completed Build: fractal design smexify

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

You have my +1, but I want you to know that the sag on that GPU causes me physical pain. PHYSICAL PAIN

Comment reply on CG_Michael's Completed Build: Mox Sapphire

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 for the build

+1000 for the MTG name

Comment reply on BDoubleP's Completed Build: Pexus

  • 21 months ago
  • 3 points

Need to work on the cable management, but +1 nonetheless.

Comment reply on P3achFuzz's Completed Build: My First High End Gaming PC

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

GO BIG OR GO HOME!!!

Nice build, +1

Comment reply on GiannisLp's Completed Build: Just keep Watercooling!

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

Look at those bends! +1

Comment reply on FD990's Completed Build: RGB free because I only use it during daylight hours

  • 22 months ago
  • 3 points

Nice looking build! +1

But you have to get some RGB in there, it is PROVEN to increase FPS +15% at minimum.

Comment reply on TylerTheCanadian's Completed Build: First Ever PC Build and Failing to Stick to my Original Budget.

  • 22 months ago
  • 3 points

What is this "budget" you speak of?

Nice build, super clean and bright. +1

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First PC Build, Any good??"

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Looking pretty good, but I would change that Thermal Grizzly Conductonaut to Kryonaut unless you're delidding. Conductonaut is really meant for delidded CPUs whereas Kryonaut is a regular thermal paste. If you use it on top of the IHS it won't give you enough of an advantage (maybe 5 C at most) to be worth the hassle of dealing with conductive, hard to apply liquid metal.

If you delid, it will take your temps down 15 to 20, maybe even 25.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Wondering if this would work"

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Absolutely!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Wondering if this would work"

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Something like this

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/RcdFf7/cooler-master-masterliquid-ml240l-rgb-667-cfm-liquid-cpu-cooler-mlw-d24m-a20pc-r1

And I would recommend bumping up to 750W for the PSU. You could probably get away with the 600 if you wanted, but I would personally be nervous about pushing 5GHz with a 1080 Ti in the mix.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Wondering if this would work"

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Everything should work great, you have everything you need.

The OC to 5 GHz part though, no, I wouldn't recommend trying that on an air cooler. You'd also need a higher capacity PSU.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "just a question"

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

You don't have to, the 3000 rated ram will still run just fine, it just might not run AT 3000 MHz, you might be stuck with 2666.

If there's a kit you like that's 2666 and cheaper, you could go with that instead to save some money, but if you choose the 3000 you'll be able to stick it in a motherboard that supports it at a later date.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "just a question"

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

They will be compatible, you just might not be able to run the RAM at its rated speed.

Comment reply on mashane's Completed Build: The Green Machine

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

What is this "need" you speak of?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Normal temps for Ryzen 5 1600 (not overclocked)"

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Of course! That's what the forum is for!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What does this incompatibility mean?"

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

No problem friend

Comment reply on Forum Topic "? "Compatibility Check" question"

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha, I feel you. All of the acronyms that we use to describe components makes things a little confusing and esoteric if you don't see them all the time.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What does this incompatibility mean?"

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

Updating a BIOS isn't difficult, you can Google how to do it on your specific motherboard and easily make it happen. It's usually just a matter of putting the update file on a USB drive and booting the computer into BIOS with the USB drive in a specific port and applying the update. Quick and easy.

The only issue you might have is if you're ordering all the parts new and the motherboard isn't updated to the latest BIOS version, in which case you won't be able to update the BIOS because the computer won't boot without a compatible CPU. In that case you would need to find a CPU just to put into the board long enough to apply the update, after which you can just swap it out for your real CPU.

If you know anyone that has a computer with a compatible CPU that's willing to help you can literally just take the CPU out of their computer, put it onto your board, apply the update and put their CPU back.

Failing all of that, a lot of MOBO manufacturers will accept RMAs of their boards for them to update it for you and ship it back, you'll probably have to pay shipping though.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need help with build and opinions im open for change"

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Everything looks fine to me, I wouldn't buy that fan though. There are red LED fans for around the same price that are better, like BitFenix Spectre or Aerocool Shark.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need help with build and opinions im open for change"

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Wait, why do you have two CPU coolers? You need to drop one of those.

I would also try to squeeze in a small (120 - 240 GB) SSD as a boot drive, maybe drop something else like the HDD size and that fan to make up the difference.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Building My First PC (Help Me Pls)"

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

You don't need a wired network adapter unless you need to plug more than one cable into the MOBO for some networking wizardy, the motherboard has an ethernet port and a network controller built-in. You only need the wireless adapter.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "? "Compatibility Check" question"

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

All it's saying is that some of the bandwidth for your normal SATA ports (the ones you would plug cables into from regular HDD/SSDs that aren't M.2 and optical drives, they're usually located on the right edge of the motherboard) is taken by the M.2 slots when you use them. So, if you have an M.2 drive you won't be able to use two of those ports because their bandwidth is taken by the M.2 drive.

That motherboard has 8 SATA ports, so even if you used TWO M.2 drives you'd still have 4 ports open. It's nothing to worry about unless you need a massive RAID array for some reason.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Help with first build"

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

My recommendation would be to put it into RAM. 8GB is starting to become the lower-end of what's acceptable for a gaming build (which is what this looks like, correct me if I'm wrong) and 2400 MHz is quite slow for Ryzen, which is speed-hungry in regards to memory. I would use that $100.00 to upgrade to a 2 x 8GB kit of 3000/3200 MHz.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Trying to build a media box"

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

How much storage do you need? How many devices are going to be streaming at the same time? Will you be using it for anything other than hosting and streaming the movies?

A home server like that can range anywhere from a Raspberry Pi hooked up to an external hard drive all the way up to a full-size quad-core desktop with a RAID array depending on your needs.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Normal temps for Ryzen 5 1600 (not overclocked)"

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

For simplicity's sake I would say Ryzen Master, you get the temp displayed big and bold right where you can see it. HWiNFO64 is more robust and detailed, but you have a lot to look at and would be my second recommendation. I'm not a big fan of HWMonitor myself

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Normal temps for Ryzen 5 1600 (not overclocked)"

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Only when overclocked or something was seriously wrong with the cooler (like the fan failed, not tightened enough, forgot thermal paste, etc.). Even then, you will know something is wrong before the components are actually damaged as long as you're paying attention, you'll see the temps get really high or the computer will crash/freeze.

As long as you're running at stock you should be fine. If the computer freezes or crashes or the temps start climbing over 80 C while stress testing, stop the test and turn it off (hard shutdown if you have to such as if it froze) and start troubleshooting to figure out what's wrong. Checking the CPU fan is properly attached and plugged in and reseating and/or reapplying thermal paste to the cooler are usually the first two steps.

Just pay attention to it and you'll be fine. Modern components are good at keeping themselves from frying as long as you're not screwing with voltages, etc. Don't be afraid of it, just focus on it.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Normal temps for Ryzen 5 1600 (not overclocked)"

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Those temps are fine for idle. Idle temperatures are really finicky, they tend to jump up and down randomly without any apparent cause. They aren't a reliable way of determining if you have adequate cooling or not.

What you should be doing to ensure your temps are fine is running a stress test like Prime95 or Aida64 and checking your load temps. As long as you're at or below about 80C at load (let it run for a good half an hour or more before you stop the test to let the heat build up and reach capacity in the cooler) than your cooling is fine. Technically you can go a little higher, but generally accepted safe practice is 80C or below for load. You shouldn't really ever reach those temps in real usage anyways unless you're running long rendering or encoding/decoding jobs like 3D content creation or video editing.

In conclusion, your load temps are way more important (and a more accurate measurement) in determining if your processor is adequately cooled or not.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Which RYZEN cpu is good for photo editing?"

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

The 2700X doesn't just compete, but actually outperforms the 8700k specifically in thread-heavy workloads like photo/video editing, rendering and video encoding/decoding.

Sources: (https://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/amd_ryzen_7_2700x_review,15.html) (https://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/8602/amd-ryzen-7-2700x-5-2600x-review/index7.html)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "are wifi extenders worth getting?"

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

You can go with a Wi-Fi extender, but it will slow the connected devices down somewhat.

If I were you I would try to first move the wireless router somewhere more strategic where it reaches the devices.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Thermal Paste?"

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

You don't need to buy that stuff. I've always used 90+% isopropyl alcohol and coffee filters. Works like a charm, leaves no residue or fibers and dries very quickly.

Comment reply on Copepsy's Completed Build: Budget Console build

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

I've wanted to do something like this for a while now with my old Xbox but I just can't bring myself to gut it. Too many good memories, and it still works I believe. Oh well, maybe I'll do something with it when it finally dies.

+1, nice build. I like the self-made ventilation

Comment reply on sirdarkness's Completed Build: "Luke, I am your father."

  • 24 months ago
  • 13 points

He mainly plays Fortnite and World of Warcraft

Well, at you least you love him for who he is.

Just kidding, this is an awesome gift. I hope he's happy with it!

Comment reply on Famakinwa7's Completed Build: Define R6, refined

  • 24 months ago
  • 3 points

Don't you mean "reDEfined"?!

Ba-dum tss

But seriously, nice build. I love that mirror effect on the GPU.

Comment reply on godeejay's Completed Build: Red Beast

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

The monitors alone are $1,400.

Comment reply on sbarizona's Completed Build: Hope I Never Open This Thing Again.

  • 26 months ago
  • 7 points

The answer that ends every component argument. Rock solid

Comment reply on maxou200's Completed Build: Mirror And Chrome

  • 26 months ago
  • 3 points

Nice looking loop! The tubing is very clean

Comment reply on KingTheron's Completed Build: This is my first ever gaming computer.

  • 26 months ago
  • 6 points

First ever gaming computer

i7-7820X

GTX 1080 Ti

1TB M.2 SSD

I hate you.

Comment reply on Sensible_Systems's Completed Build: Sensible Systems: Franken-system

  • 26 months ago
  • 3 points

Recycled parts = upvote

Comment reply on Hzge's Completed Build: SERENITY - Corsair VR Monster

  • 26 months ago
  • 2 points

There's not enough RGB in there. You gotta pump those levels up.

Comment reply on Karon_The_Mage's Completed Build: Twilight's Opus Magnum

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

This is absolutely gorgeous. I love the twisted tubing around the reservoir.

Comment reply on Anonymous11985's Completed Build: The Red Devil

  • 26 months ago
  • 2 points

I love the tubing, the gentle curves are very elegant.

Comment reply on slin634's Completed Build: My 2018 Dream

  • 26 months ago
  • 2 points

Semi-pro, pro-casual, just-pro-enough

Comment reply on IraqThemBeaches's Completed Build: Rig 182

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Not exactly high-end

But can it run Roblox?

Comment reply on nrm5110's Completed Build: Black Unicorn

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build, but you should flip that cooler around so that it blows towards the rear exhaust.

Comment reply on bladd12001's Completed Build: It's a Dell pre-built, Now move on.

  • 26 months ago
  • 2 points

modification

banging the crap out of the STEEL HDD cage with a 5lb hammer

That's my kind of modification

Comment reply on Parapluies's Completed Build: Green Garden PC

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

This build is simultaneously unsettling and alluring. +1

Comment reply on Torrance's Completed Build: FreeNAS 8Bay 32TB C2550 Atom

  • 26 months ago
  • 3 points

Holy hard drives Batman!

Comment reply on iwalkwithedead's Completed Build: Not FXing Around (Ryzen Build)

  • 26 months ago
  • 2 points

Obligatory cat +1

The build is also pretty nice

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