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.
Nice touch with the Gamers Nexus crystal.
Yikes. Go for a EVGA 650 P2 if that's the case. Don't want you damaging your hardware by overworking the PSU.
More pics of the inside? Since the PSU is non-modular, I'm wondering about the cable management in that ITX form factor.
Did you remember to turn off Armoury Crate? That crap auto-installs even if you have a clean installation USB of Windows 10.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
Are you planning an upgrade on the CPU? 1000W for the PSU hints at upgrade plans.
Yeah, and it's gonna get even better with the ABBA AGESA fix.
I see this might have had a little inspiration from BitWit Kyle... ;)
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.
Have you tried CorePrio to fix the Windows 10 issues with the 2990WX?
Also, if you're using stuff like the Xilinx designer or Altera Altium, the Nvidia Creator drivers might be better suited to those programs.
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.
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.
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.
I'm certainly calling it a feature. Planning for the tubing is no small feat, and this is definitely well planned and thought out.
Don't think the RAM is in the right slots. From left to right, they should be in slot 2 and slot 4.
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.
E-die is extremely friendly to memory overclocking because it doesn't strain the IMC.
I guess the issues were exclusive to B450.
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.
Is he keeping his shoulders square?
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Goat Simulator has a Microwave character.
You know what to do. You need to play as a Microwave on a Microwave PC.
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.
Nice. Japan started livestreaming DSD256 for the first time not too long ago. It was of the Berlin Orchestra.
Ouch. RIP Plastic drive sled. Those sleds are indeed fragile. Have you found a way to get that sled to work without the handles?
This proves the 680X can look good without the air restricting front glass panel! Very well done!
Ooh! A DSD USB DAC! What's the max sample rate? DSD256? DSD512?
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.
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:
EVGA P55 boards have lasted a VERY long time. My P55 Micro is still kicking.
Ehh, just a Zoom H5. I wish I had a DSD DAC.
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.
Yup, PUBG murders older CPUs like greasy fried chicken.
That's a REALLY tight fit for the CableMod Vertical GPU bracket + the 2080 Super. Glad it worked out though.
Nice idea with the external radiator. This could also work with "Full house water cooling" like what LTT did a few years ago.
Man, you're a trooper for sticking to a Q6600 for that long! Congrats on a well deserved Zen 2 upgrade!
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.
What's your Cinebench 20 Single Core score?
Also, remember to always use 1:1 FCLK and Infinity Fabric clock for the best latency.
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.
They deserve a DSD DAC. You got any SACDs lying around?