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  1. thanks guys! I decided to actually go with the Noctua NHU-14S. I got one brand new at a local pc store going out of business for $14.99. I returned the $109.99 evga unit and will put that extra $100 towards a better monitor. As I am using a Qnix 27" 1440P. I want to move to 4k for productivity, not so much for gaming.
  2. I just got my 8700K in the mail today from newegg after being backordered. I also got an asrock extreme 4 motherboard and some g.skill 14cl 16gb 3200 ram. I have a question about cooling. I have a new in box h60 corsair laying around, but also ordered an evga 240 aio at the same time as the motherboard. So... I now have 2 aio's lol. I dont plan on going full bore OC with this chip, as I dont care about super insane clocks especially since i will be using this for professional work and gaming on weekends. I need stability before epeen high oc rates. I cant decide which cooler will fit my needs better? I only realistically plan to OC to maybe 4.6-4.7 for 24/7 use. Is it worth having the extra $110 240mm aio in there for mild OC? Or should I just use the H60 and call it a day??
  3. Nevermind all, lol. I found one on ebay for 7 bux. thank you!
  4. I bought a b350 motherboard from someone that got a different setup. He misplaced the mounting backplate for the heatsink. He has the 2 peices and the screws just not the backplate part itself. Anyone know where I can locate one?
  5. Ended up ordering G.SKILL TridentZ RGB Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3000 (PC4 24000) Desktop Memory Model F4-3000C14Q-32GTZR 14CL timings, rgb, etc. with discounts etc it cost me $307.99. It right in the middle of what I was looking at speed wise, and I can probably overclock it if needed. =
  6. I got my pre-order in with newegg for the 1950X and the MSI X399 Pro carbon board. I wanted the taichi, but it wasnt offered through my newegg premier for some reason. I am having a hard time figuring out which ram to get for it. I know TR is essentially 2 ryzen cpus fused together, so I assume the logic of ram compatibility is about the same. 2 questions. I don't do HEAVY streaming or anything professional grade with running tons of things at once, gaming mostly, and video encodes. So my first question is, would 16GB be enough? I was thinking maybe a 16GB quad channel kit @ 3000Mhz CL15 from corsair. Or, if I go 32GB quad kit @ 3200Mhz CL15 from corsair.. I looked on newegg for a decent quad channel kit, and came to a few options. Second question. I am having a hard time deciding between 3000mhz and 3200mhz. I know the board states up to 3600mhz, but I am not trying to get the fastest ram on earth in this thing. Just something speedy and efficient and something that will be good for gaming and video encodes, with the occasional streaming. I watched a few videos online showing even with adobe products, with the exception of after effects, which is a program I don't even use, all of the test were about the same running 16GB vs 32GB. I hope I can get some expertise from you guys as always . Thank you everyone. I love this forum!
  7. I had this same question. I have a corsair 650 watt that I just bought for a ryzen 1700x system, that is recently returned. I am holding out for a threadripper myself. I am starting to think that the corsair 650 that I just bought wont be enough for the best threadripper chip and a 1080TI.... What do you guys think?
  8. I take donations Well, once my new build gets taken care of (hopefully threadripper), you pay shipping lol
  9. I can return the CPU Thanks to buying it from walmart.com when it was on sale for $299. I have 15 days it says, and thankfully can return it by then. I cant beat the free system I don't think (and a brand new 480GB SSD to boot! lol). I guess I can sell the X79 on ebay, but with threadripper right around the corner, I might as well get my money back, and use the X79 in the meantime. At least it should last until threadripper shows its face and if its even worthwhile to get. If its way too expensive, I can always rebuild a ryzen 1700X system im sure for the same cost, if not, maybe a little cheaper.
  10. Thank you guys for the info. I actually think I will use the x79 until there are some good reviews on the threadripper once it comes out. Too bad OCC doesn't take donations, lol. I would donate this X79 once I build my new threadripper. I figure if I can pay it forward, I would.
  11. OK, I didn't know where to post this, so I put it in the build section, as they are both builds, lol. I just finished a b350, 1700X, 16GB Build. Works fantastic, and 4.0Ghz overclocked. Here is the dilemma: A friend of mine gave me his "old" pc. He is building a new intel X299 system and has the $$ so I figure let him, lol. His old PC is a Gigabyte X79-UD3 socket 2011 with Intel i7 3820 in it. 16GB DDR3 in quad channel. With corsair liquid cooling, solid state, yada yada. He wiped the hard drive on it and it is like new, just needs windows installed. I got it for free and he threw in a brand new sealed 480GB SSD that he was planning on putting into it as well. My question is, should I send back the ryzen parts to newegg and basically just use the 3820 machine? I only do gaming and sometimes video encoding. I would be putting in my GTX 1080 card, and was wondering if maybe the card might be bottlenecked by the X79 platform. I am basically thinking of getting my refunds on the ryzen system, and use this one until threadripper might be announced and at that point make a decision, as I may have built the 1700x system a little pre-maturely. Not sure. What are your thoughts? Will there be a noticeable difference in system speed do you think?? I honestly do web-browsing and gaming (2-3 hours per week). My job and family takes up the remaining hours in the week, lol. Or.... Should I just part out the X79 system on ebay and make some money back since the board, chip, and memory are all like new still??
  12. I got it to 4.2Ghz at 1.43V but I dont like the temps at all and I dont see much of a performance improvement if at all. So, its going back to 4.0 at 1.356V lol.
  13. I got my Ryzen 7 1700X system all up and running. Brief Specs: Asrock Fatal1ty B350 16GB FuryX Memory DDR4 2666 Corsair 650W PSU 1700X with Noctua NH-U12S SE-AM4 With 2 Fans on it Currently running 4.0Ghz @ 1.356V Set in board. On CPU-Z on full load it shows 1.312V, While running AIDA64. Temps never go above 50C in a room that is climate controlled at 72 degrees. I keep reading forums that say 4.0 is basically usually run at 1.4+ Volts. Not sure. It posts to bios at 4.1 at the 1.356V but wont boot windows. I didn't push it any higher on voltage or anything just yet. I want it to be 24/7 use, and dont want to pump 1.4+V through it. I am new to Ryzen, and only know as much as I can read on them. I also read there are conflicting voltage limits to running 24/7 use. Some sites suggest 1.35V and others 1.375V. Any input would be awesome as always! Maybe its just an above average chip? Not any crazy lottery win? I have no idea. Thanks guys/gals! I am currently running a second 8 hour stability test as I type this since I didn't get my screenshot taken as I intended. Will update when complete. Also, Is there a better stress test to take? I alternate between AIDA64 and Prime95
  14. Ok thank you so much for clarifying that for me. I really do appreciate all the great info!
  15. So it should be OK to run then? Would I be gimping performance of the second drive? I guess it would be limited to sata 3 speeds then? Or should I get a PCI-E 2.0 Adapter and toss it in an empty pci-e x4 slot? and use the M2 SSD to get better performance?
  16. I am just building a new ryzen 7 1700x system, 16gb ddr4, gtx 1080, a blu ray drive, and a 3TB Storage drive on an asrock b350 fatal1ty board. I am not planning on overclocking the cpu just yet. I have a Samsung SM951 M2 ssd for it. I also see there is another M2 slot at the bottom of the motherboard. I don't want to raid or anything but I was thinking of picking up another m2 drive for just a scratch storage drive or maybe for some steam games. From what I read, it says on the manual only regarding the first m2, which will disable pci-e number 4. Will I have enough pci-e lanes or whatever to run two m2 properly without bottlenecking the main ultra m2 drive??
  17. Im using a noctua nh-u14S with the stock fan. I only have the 6700K running at 4.5Ghz on stock voltage. 4.6 and above require alot more power. Guess I got a crappy chip. For the added heat for a small % increase, I just leave it at 4.5.
  18. I just recently built my skylake 6700K machine, and decided to go with the GTX 980TI. My issue is the fact that I cant decide on reference cooling or aftermarket cooling. I am using the Fractal Design Define R5 window case. I have the 3 fractal case fans running as intake. (2 in front) (1 on bottom). The big hard drive tray in the middle is removed and offers airflow without restriction. And I bought a Xigmatek 92CFM 140MM and mounted it in the rear as exhaust. I noticed that the 3 intake fans on high barely feel like they are moving much air, even though they claim 60 CFM each. The Xigmatek as exhaust on high, on the other hand, you can feel the air being moved. I am concerned that the airflow inside the case might not be adequate enough for going with a non reference style card. I don't want the heat to be trapped inside there cooking my other components, but I would like to get a card that I can overclock as well. On paper, the 3 intakes would equal 180CFM, and the 1 Exhaust is 92CFM, so basically matched for positive pressure. But like I said, I'm not really impressed with the airflow that the fractal fans seem to be offering. Maybe its just in my head, lol. I couldn't find a direct answer in searching with my specific components in question. Do you think going with a reference cooler would be better or do you think that going with something along the lines of a G1 Gaming or an ASUS Strix would still be OK considering the cooling in the case? Please help me out, as I am waiting to buy a card in the next few hours, and in the past, I always got amazing answers to questions that were on my mind. Even if I didn't ask myself, there are others that did, lol. Great community here!
  19. This is the current PC, Antec Black usb 3 case, not sure the model, but moderate in size Asrock B75 Pro-3 M Motherboard Intel i5 3330 Quad Core 3.0Ghz with 3.2Ghz Turbo Boost (Locked Multi) Hyper 212 Cooler 24GB DDR3 1600Mhz 240GB Mushkin SATA III Solid State CoolerMaster 1000W PSU Currently Windows 7 Pro Installed w/ Windows 10 Notifier for upgrade when available. Samsung 27" LED Monitor (Just a 1080P 60Hz) I have been toying with the idea of tossing a video card in the pc, so I can play some pc games. I currently have been out of the pc gaming loop for quite some time. The last video card that I bought was a GTX 570, and that was around when I quit pc gaming. Looking to get back, so I was doing some research on some cards that caught my interest. I will be playing at only 1080P for the moment, and pretty much sticking at that resolution. Here are the top few cards that I have narrowed it down to: 1.GTX 970 4gb 2. R9 390 8gb 3. R9 280x 3gb I was leaning more towards the 970 more and more but here is the thing. I keep fearing that the current setup is going to bottleneck. mainly the CPU. A few of my friends told me not to worry about the CPU as an i5 at 3.0ghz stock should be more than enough. The funny thing about me even listing the 280x even though its an old card, is that a friend of mine offered to sell me his windforce gigabyte 280x for $100 bux. I'm not really looking to drop a lot of money on a new gaming card, as I keep thinking to myself, that I would have to upgrade the CPU, and at that rate, if I will be doing that, I should just buy an 1150 motherboard, and go for a 4790K or something along those lines. But I am trying to keep my budget lower. Not really looking to dump money on a whole new system build, as this one is totally new really inside and out. I apologize if I am rambling here, but I need some solid advice if I can please. The 280x seems like the best overall deal, but would it be worth going to the 390 or 970? Would any of these cards bottleneck the system at all? Is the i5 too weak to play the new games that are coming out? Thank you all so much in advance!
  20. I will have to check that out. I know the only thing in windows that I really changed was the power state thing to high performance, and not to turn the monitor off. I honestly never knew to look there. I didn't know windows can lower multipliers like that within OS, LOL. I'm running windows 7 Home Premium. I tried 8.1 but it seemed like it wasn't as snappy as windows 7. That could be mind of matter though, LOL.
  21. Yes i did a few projects with it non overclocked and it was fine. I just thought by getting some better parts I can squeeze some free performance out of the rig, lol.
  22. Hi all, I have been a long time reader here, and never had posted or anything like that. It seems you all definitely know your stuff!! So.... That being said, I need some expert advice. Here is a little back story. I recently built an AMD setup for video editing. Full specs: Antec GX500 Computer Case Coolermaster 1000W Silent Power PSU Asrock Fata1ity 990FX Killer Motherboard (Latest Bios Installed) AMD FX-8320 Coolermaster Hyper212+ With 2 Coolermaster Fans In push/pull 8GB ADATA 1866 DDR3 1GB AMD Radeon 6450 Video Card (I dont game) 240GB Samsung SSD DVD-RW I wanted to keep it in a lower budget than getting into the really higher end spectrum of intel. I originally opted for the FX-6300 and a biostar 970 motherboard. Then I did some research and read about how the 970 board that I bought has only a 4 phase power to the cpu, and that can really limit any kind of overclock. I then returned the biostar board and the fx-6300, and went with the Asrock Fata1ity 990FX Killer board (which I thought would be better since it has an 8+2 CPU phase) and an FX 8320. I was reading all over this forum about how the 8320 will usually overclock to 4.2ish on stock voltage, and thought that would be perfect for my needs personally. Everything was all good when assembling, and testing and basically getting it running perfectly 100% stock, before diving into any kind of overclock. I turned off all of the C6/Power saving states, C&Q, AMD power manager whatever option, No Turbo Core, and the RAM was at the stock XMP 1866 profile. So, after some tinkering with either FSB overclocking, or just doing multiplier overclocking, I'm left with the same results basically. I'm not sure if I got a bum CPU, or if the board is limiting anything. I can get it as high as 4.2 basically with 1.45V, and it runs OK until prime95 or OCCT kick it off with an error. The NB was set to 2200 and the HT was 2400 or 2600, with the same results. I even upped the NB voltage. I then thought to just put it to 4Ghz by doing the 20X multiplier and leaving it at 1.4V. It seems to work fine with the exception of every few minutes the multiplier lowers to 7X, and my CPU speed goes down to 1400mhz for literally 2 seconds, before jumping back to 20X at 4000mhz. Is this normal? I watched the voltage and it usually stays around 1.33-1.35V under a full load. The max temps that CoreTemp had shown me even after a full hour of 100% load was 50C, but it usually hovered in the 46C range. But after an hour on OCCT, and I stop the program, I look at the CPU frequency chart, and it shows the CPU dipping down almost all the time. It never just stays at the clock speed or multiplier that I set it at in the bios. I have a 30 day return available and I'm wondering if either of these are defective. I also did a few more hours of reading and read about the asrock board being more geared towards gaming and not so much overclocking. I'm not sure if thats really the case or not, it was just what I had read. Please if you have any advice to help me out here, I would really appreciate it.
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