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Comment reply on uale's Completed Build: The Ryzen 3700x ITX Workstation

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, but that's pretty much the limit for 80 Plus Bronze. You can load 80 Plus Platinum a lot more. Even a SF600 with a ATX adapter plate is better than 80 Plus Bronze.

Comment reply on Wesley88's Completed Build: Murderbox MKII

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice touch with the Gamers Nexus crystal.

Comment reply on uale's Completed Build: The Ryzen 3700x ITX Workstation

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Yikes. Go for a EVGA 650 P2 if that's the case. Don't want you damaging your hardware by overworking the PSU.

Comment reply on uale's Completed Build: The Ryzen 3700x ITX Workstation

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

More pics of the inside? Since the PSU is non-modular, I'm wondering about the cable management in that ITX form factor.

Comment reply on Dustineering's Completed Build: Mini ITX Monster

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you remember to turn off Armoury Crate? That crap auto-installs even if you have a clean installation USB of Windows 10.

Comment reply on sheeply_gaming's Completed Build: H9-1150t

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

The UEFI on the card might be too new for the system. It's happened before. Radeon VIIs don't boot on P55 systems from my recollection.

Comment reply on arabianhorse's Completed Build: KDE i9

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Just be careful upgrading GPUs as the Define C doesn't have much room with a AIO in the front like that. Shortest card I know of right now is the PowerColor 5700/5700 XT Red Dragon, but upgrade to Navi at your own risk as Mesa support for Navi is still a little flaky.

Radeon VII definitely won't fit with the AIO.

Comment reply on Pinrut's Completed Build: Tall Power Tower

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

How did this not get a feature? This is an excellent single threaded clock speed to GPU combo! I don't imagine any game would choke on this machine not unless the actual game is unoptimized...

Comment reply on arcana's Completed Build: Velox

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

How loud does the Radeon VII get in gaming? If it does get loud, I've heard of people modding their VIIs with the Morpheus II cooler and 2 120mm Noctuas, then it becomes whisper silent.

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

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

A new bug popped up where soft reboots turn into failed coldboots. You can fix that by making the MemCadBusClkDrvStren at 20ohms and ProcODT at 60ohms or 53.3ohms. Was able to properly reboot with these settings applied.

Comment reply on PhoenixQc77's Completed Build: 2019 Lian Li X570 Gaming PC

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Are you planning an upgrade on the CPU? 1000W for the PSU hints at upgrade plans.

Comment reply on Blaccsanta's Completed Build: Better than y'alls $1300 PC fight me

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah, and it's gonna get even better with the ABBA AGESA fix.

Comment reply on IHateSnow's Completed Build: Small but mighty v2

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

I see this might have had a little inspiration from BitWit Kyle... ;)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MOa_mEEtZZ4

Comment reply on Sooord's Completed Build: Got Sucked In

  • 6 months ago
  • 3 points

The EVGA CLC 240 would fit in the top exhaust and would have been a better choice in terms of fit.

Unfortunately the Meshify C does not give much wiggle room for 280mm AIOs.

Comment reply on tacosan's Completed Build: Chonk

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Have you tried CorePrio to fix the Windows 10 issues with the 2990WX?

https://bitsum.com/portfolio/coreprio/

Also, if you're using stuff like the Xilinx designer or Altera Altium, the Nvidia Creator drivers might be better suited to those programs.

Comment reply on MGKevin's Completed Build: Tachyon

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

Do be sure to install the Creator drivers rather than the Game Ready drivers, since they're more optimized for CAD and Solidworks-like apps.

Comment reply on Protolisk's Completed Build: SG08 ITX 2019

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

That may be due to the excess heat from the GPU being dumped into the case. In a Sugo, a blower style GPU would make more sense vs an open faced card.

Comment reply on Protolisk's Completed Build: SG08 ITX 2019

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Negative pressure doesn't help thermals as much. It could be better if you moved to a lower profile cooler and switched to positive pressure on both cooler and intake fans since the 3600 is only a 65W part.

Negative pressure could also suck in dust, making the dust filter where the intake fan is kinda not doing it's purpose.

I'd switch to a lower profile cooler and switch the system to a positive pressure setup. If necessary, also go for a blower style 2070 Super like an ASUS Turbo.

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/w8drxr/asus-geforce-rtx-2070-super-8-gb-turbo-evo-video-card-turbo-rtx2070s-8g-evo

Comment reply on Zacke_s's Completed Build: Lian Li V3000 build

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

I'm certainly calling it a feature. Planning for the tubing is no small feat, and this is definitely well planned and thought out.

Comment reply on Libbz's Completed Build: Silent 3900X gaming workstation solution

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

Don't think the RAM is in the right slots. From left to right, they should be in slot 2 and slot 4.

Comment reply on byzrk's Completed Build: The Leftovers - $250 Budget 1080p Gaming Build

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Tech YES City has found there's a big difference if you plan to do high refresh at all on the system. Vsynced to 60fps, you won't notice the difference, but 144hz and above and you will notice the difference.

Comment reply on ausu0917's Completed Build: Node 202 with Ryzen 3700X and RTX 2070

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

E-die is extremely friendly to memory overclocking because it doesn't strain the IMC.

I guess the issues were exclusive to B450.

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

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Might be a good idea to add ultra fine dust filters on the intakes and remove the dust filter on the front exhaust in that case. Don't want this beauty to get dusty.

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

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

Is he keeping his shoulders square?

Comment reply on FreelanceArtist's Completed Build: T2000

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Any reason the memory isn't fully populated? Virtualization is one instance where 128GB of RAM makes sense. Mixed ranks could cause speed degradation.

Also, do you have to do the Error Code 43 fix for your Windows VM with passthrough on ESXi?

Comment reply on ausu0917's Completed Build: Node 202 with Ryzen 3700X and RTX 2070

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

What BIOS version are you running? Earlier BIOS versions had DOCP issues with the DRAM boot voltage reverting to 1.2V upon loss of standby power, and later BIOS versions (at least on the B450-I) ruined memory overclocking.

Comment reply on byzrk's Completed Build: The Leftovers - $250 Budget 1080p Gaming Build

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

Do be sure to turn off the Spectre and Meltdown protections to gain more performance back. It's necessary on Lynnfield because it severely affects performance on LGA 1156.

Comment reply on byzrk's Completed Build: The Leftovers - $250 Budget 1080p Gaming Build

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Tech YES City promotes the crap out of them and they are a bad influence in that fashion. The rest of the advice stands, but in no way should you tolerate them receiving ad money from illegal websites to promote illegal keys.

Comment reply on byzrk's Completed Build: The Leftovers - $250 Budget 1080p Gaming Build

  • 6 months ago
  • -1 points

People like Tech YES City and Joker Productions (even TechPowerUp) have been promoting these grey market sites so when people look to budget builds they get suckered into thinking this is legitimate, when it completely isn't. Don't trust those sources if they promote using it because they're promoting illegal activity.

Comment reply on Titchy2005's Completed Build: Red Sentinel

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Beware that the Arctic Freezer 7 fans are impossible to replace after the fan dies due to the 100% custom design. Be prepared to go to a Hyper 212 in case the fan on that thing dies.

Comment reply on neo239's Completed Build: HT Box 2.0

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Do be sure you're on the latest BIOS because it fixes DOCP issues with the X470-I and B450-I.

Also, use "Performance Enhancer" Level 1 to get proper boost behavior.

Comment reply on Dox_'s Completed Build: The Kerbinator

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

You excited about Kerbal Space Program 2? Seems they're using Unity again, but it's being developed in Seattle by the Monday Night Combat devs.

Comment reply on Neosalicious's Completed Build: Microwave Build

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

Goat Simulator has a Microwave character.

You know what to do. You need to play as a Microwave on a Microwave PC.

Comment reply on sudiptakarmakar's Completed Build: RTX Build for Machine Learning

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

Most of the freezing/crashing is because of multi-monitor. Multi monitor on Nvidia on Linux simply does not work. Radeon cards handle multi-monitor better, but the only renderer + GPU combo that works decently with multi-monitor is Wayland + AMD Mesa. Nvidia falls apart if you try to use multi-monitor, ESPECIALLY with 2 4K displays.

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

  • 7 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

  • 7 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

  • 7 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

  • 7 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

  • 7 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

  • 7 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

  • 7 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

  • 7 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

  • 7 months ago
  • 3 points

Yup, PUBG murders older CPUs like greasy fried chicken.

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

  • 7 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

  • 7 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

  • 7 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

  • 7 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

  • 7 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

  • 7 months ago
  • 4 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

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

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

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