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Comment reply on nrabe81's Completed Build: Covid-19

  • 2 days ago
  • 1 point

Or by Gamers Nexus' YouTube safe name: Human Malware.

Comment reply on Santan530's Completed Build: Omega Red

  • 28 days ago
  • 1 point

How you managed to get all these components to work together in a Define Mini C is what astonishes me! No clearance issues with the PCI-E slots?

Comment reply on yukka99's Completed Build: Hakuho Sho

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

That might actually be a defective motherboard. So try to RMA it.

Comment reply on Andrew32's Completed Build: 9700k 1080TI Build - "Vulcan"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Interesting that there's no power supply shroud in the finished build. Was it that much of a headache screw-wise?

Comment reply on middletraymo's Completed Build: Acer Sleeper

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Very nice Tech YES Special. Good use of older parts for a cheap gaming build.

Comment reply on i8degrees's Completed Build: scorpio

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Would still be pretty good nowadays as a Hackintosh, if you managed to get a RX 580 so that Catalina support would be seamless. Nvidia cards are no longer supported on Mojave and Catalina, so an RX 580 makes more sense.

Comment reply on byzrk's Completed Build: Budget RGB Experiment #3

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

That dust filter makes almost no sense being in the part which blows air into the case. But this is definitely a great Tech YES Special. You should send this build post to Bryan.

Comment reply on TheLeadPontoon's Completed Build: Sleeper

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Remember to turn off Armoury Crate. That installs something on fresh installs of Windows without your knowledge.

Comment reply on klattcory's Completed Build: IM1-NRG-XSF-KLQL8R-4U2NV

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Be careful with those Enermax coolers, they've been known to fail.

Comment reply on Farmagedd0n's Completed Build: i5 7600k / 1080 TI

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Any plan to move up to the 7700K, or would you go with Ryzen or LGA 1200?

Comment reply on yukka99's Completed Build: Hakuho Sho

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Hakuho definitely has good technique. I watch him on Grand Sumo Highlights/Live on NHK World.

When you have a chance, I highly recommend moving up to a 9700K and also moving the GPU up to the first PCI-E slot, and flipping the side fans to intake.

Comment reply on mdemita's Completed Build: Smoking Baby

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

None of these will give an optimal experience, since the 4K 144hz option only works with chroma subsampling.

The 32 inch 4K is only 60hz.

The Ultrawide is only 120hz via overclock, due to the dated G-sync module, so it could skip frames when overclocked. The 27GL850 is both native 144hz with excellent response times. The Ultrawide is also not worth it for the G-Sync tax.

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

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Rick and Morty reference?

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

  • 1 month 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

  • 1 month 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)

  • 1 month 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

  • 1 month 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

  • 1 month 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

  • 2 months 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)

  • 2 months 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

  • 2 months 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

  • 2 months 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

  • 2 months 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

  • 2 months 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

  • 2 months 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

  • 2 months 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

  • 2 months 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

  • 2 months 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!

  • 2 months 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

  • 3 months 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

  • 3 months 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

  • 3 months 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

  • 3 months 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!

  • 3 months 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

  • 3 months 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

  • 3 months 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)

  • 3 months 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

  • 3 months 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

  • 3 months 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

  • 3 months 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

  • 3 months 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

  • 3 months 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

  • 3 months 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

  • 3 months 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

  • 3 months 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

  • 3 months 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)

  • 3 months 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

  • 3 months 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

  • 3 months 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

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

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

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