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  1. Personally I've always suggested the Dell UltraSharp Premiere Color for professional color work. Comes factory calibrated under Delta E ≦ 2. You can do slightly better with a Xrite 1i DisplayPro, but that is a extra $300 and only worth it if you are like me and have a whole bunch of monitors that need to look the same. I use it to soft proof my prints before the sending it to my little EPSON P5000 (Yes it small compared to my works printers). But you will be disappointed in any monitor for soft-proofing alone because the printer paper profiles also matter. Once I new the monitor was accurate, I could see the blues shifting in the print when the CMYK internal conversion happens. It bugged me so much because I could only guess what the final output would be. so I bought a i1Studio https://www.xrite.com/categories/calibration-profiling/i1studio . I spent a good week making profiles for all my different papers. Well worth the money to be able to color proof in Photoshop or Lightroom and see a real representation of what I'm printing. Just standard IPS, 4K with 100% Adobe RGB is a bit harder to find now since HDR is in the mix which falls under DCI-P3 color space. If you want 99% coverage on that your looking at $10,000 or higher. Not worth is as most good ones can do 87-90% DCI-P3. Unless your color grading HDR movies, save the money! Dell UltraSharp 32 Ultra HD 4K Monitor with PremierColor: UP3216Q https://www.dell.com/en-us/shop/dell-ultrasharp-32-ultra-hd-4k-monitor-with-premiercolor-up3216q/apd/210-afln/monitors-monitor-accessories You could just about buy any IPS panel, use a XRite calibrator and get 80% Adobe RGB accuracy. Save the money....
  2. Quick Update: It looks like around Q3 2019 video cards started to be sold with a different EEPROM which is the end of easy vBIOS flashing. NVFLASH is not supported on those. I'm sure NVIDIA is well aware of this softmod going on and put a end to this. But you know if they just didn't enforce a power limit this wouldn't be a issue. Though XOC vBIOS do exist, I wouldn't suggest using them for daily use. Especially without a waterblock!
  3. Good list. I'll pin it! Personally I use 3DMark for GPU stress testing along with MSI Kombuster. I used Unigine Heaven before and wrote OC guides using it, but I found it isn't perfect. Heaven will be stable for hours, but a real game will instantly crash. Can't go wrong with free, but it isn't very stressful on the GPUs from the last few years. Once I have what I think is stable clocks with Kombuster (AKA not crashing). I'll run TimeSpy Extreme stress test which does 20 loops. If it comes back at 98% or higher I'll try whatever game i'm playing at the moment. I've found you can have stability in one game, but not another. So you need all 3 to make sure its stable in everything. Very rarely does 3DMark Stress complete with a 98% or higher and the games are not stable.
  4. well browsing the folding forums it seems the RX 5700 XT gets 1.2 Million PPD. R9 390 - 350K and 7990 - 30K PPD. So I guess the NAVI GPUs aren't bad for folding. I get like 1.8 Million with a RTX 2080 SUPER.
  5. I don't think AMD has been known to be good for folding. They run hot, draw a lot of power and produce low PPD. Honestly you can sell them and buy newer NVIDIA card.
  6. You sure can. Just get one of those external USB enclosures for $10. If you can swing USB 3.2, you will enjoy the higher speeds for larger files.
  7. Yeah mines about 100 times worse and I consider it clean. Only space I have cleared is where my hands go for the keyboard and mouse.
  8. Yeah your probably good for awhile with that X370. Any NVMe drive is a upgrade over a SSD. I still use my Intel 750 AIC and even though it taps out around 1.5GB/s, its still plenty of fast for me. Que-Depth and IOPs have a greater impact than a high throughput. Unfortunately many drivers are advertised at Que-1, so it not really pushing it hard. If you are reading and writing to the drive at the same time, it can help a good amount. That why I like this Intel DC (Enterprise) SSDs. Intel knows how to a make a good in-house controller. I just buy used Intel DC drives off ebay. like 3.84TB NVMe U.2 drivers are $400. Not a bad price
  9. Welcome back!. I found your old account, just don't have access to reset passwords and such. I can tell is a old account with myspace haha.
  10. Sorry I don't have any Consumer sound cards to recommend. My experience is with production grade stuff used in a NBC station where money apparently isn't a issue because the station would buy loads of very expensive stuff. I just can tell you from experience, recording with on-board audio is good for most users, but the single to noise is worse, so there will be some noise in the line. I would say if it sounds good to you, I wouldn't put much thought into it. You would be surprised how many sound engineers record stuff at 44K/24 with PRO-Tools. That Hi-Fi audio stuff isn't taught in music school, just how to use the software. 96/24 or 196/24 sounds like overkill, but if you are recording a master digitally. I would hope its at the highest quality as possible. For example, my good friend in high school, his uncle has a recording studio. Million dollar soundboard, PRO-Tools and the works. But it was all recorded at CD quality... The guy came from 1/2" tape, which only has one level of recording. So I understand why he didn't know better.
  11. Have you considered the B550 motherboards? They just came out on June 16th. From a practical standpoint, you just need a motherboard with a good VRM system. Since you are recording I would suggest a dedicated sound card over Realtek ALC 1220. Thats the best on-board audio you can get. Its fine for sub $300 headphone or basic recordings. I don't think its worthy of professional recordings. Not when a $100 sound card can do much better.
  12. Hmm Gigabyte says the B450 Elite supports 3700 (3000 series) with F40 and above. If the 1700x works fine and you are sure you are on the newest BIOS. I would first update AMD AGESA drivers to the newest in Windows. Shut down, install the new CPU and clear the CMOS. Im sure both windows and the motherboard is confused with a new CPU. If you want to save your current BIOS settings, make sure to save it to a profile before clearing the CMOS.
  13. If you can find the CMOS reset for the computer, I would try that. It will clear all the overclocking settings applied.
  14. The only issue I've found with NVMe drives and the motherboard "heatshield" is if the SSD has NANDs on the back, those don't get cooled. Sometimes the controller will be on the wrong side...Not the smartest design.
  15. The controller is 4+1. But the since its going to a doubler is effectively 8+1. I don't think the SOC has two phases. If it was just 4 phase, I would be worried about the temps! Edit: Gigabyte Master, ASUS Hero and MSI Godlike are the top for each company. It might be a little overkill. I know like the MSI ACE has the same VRM as the GODLIKE. So really Its easier to look at the features you want and work from there.
  16. If you used the stock Wraith cooler, expect 80-90c under heavy load. The coolers are okay for basic stuff, but not good for sustained workloads. I looked up the VRM system for that motherboard. I'm not familiar with Richtek VRM Controller or Nikos MOSFETs, so its hard to comment. The board is setup as 4+1 design with Phase doublers. MSI likes to split the High and Low MOSFETS on its lower end motherboards. Here is a datasheet for one https://datasheet.lcsc.com/szlcsc/NIKO-Semicon-PK616BA_C133608.pdf
  17. Nice! Make sure to keep us posted. Im curious how "compatible" it is.
  18. NVMe drives can get warm, but don't you think the Frostbit is overkill? Next we are going to see RGB waterblocks for NVMe drives lol.
  19. I looked up the part number of that Asus Z390-F and found it to be On Semiconductor NCP302045 https://www.onsemi.com/pub/Collateral/NCP302045-D.PDF Spec sheet says its rated for 125c Operational / 150c Failure. Though I'm sure that will shorten the life of the component.
  20. You know I always forget that cases with poor airflow may suffer in the VRM section. I'll have to test this out myself. Thanks for the info. Might be a worth making a video or article.
  21. While I didnt write the article, I'm not sure where you got the idea DLSS is designed only 4K or a RTX 2080 / Ti card. More resolutions could be helpful, but I know for a fact it takes hours per resolution and video card. I did a quick look and the RTX ON with DLSS makes sense to me. I would be interested to know other people input on the subject. Always looking to improve articles Edit: Can any mod lift the 1 post restriction for the op. I haven't figured out how to.
  22. @Fight Game I take no offense and I also agree that the reviews are fairly neutral. There have been times when I read reviews on another site and it was clear that person either didn't physical review the item or is bias for whatever reason. I was just pointing out to everyone why new products aren't reviewed as often. Some reviews take 20+ hours to complete. So it actually means a lot to me when people jump on the forums and talk shop. Computer tech has slowed down so much. It use to be every 3-5 months a new CPU or video card came out. Now its like 2+ years.
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