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  1. WhenKittensATK

    Ryzen Build 2019

    Photo Gallery New PC parts have been purchased. Use case is for 1440p high refresh rate gaming. I was going to wait for Black Friday, but found some decent deals. All the parts should be here next Friday. I did find out that Amazon does not price match nor adjust pricing. I bought the NZXT H500 case for $80 and woke up the next day to it being $71. Amazon wouldn't adjust the pricing and I couldn't cancelled because Amazon Prime shipped it already. Pretty lame of Amazon. Why I picked the parts: CPU - Good sale. Higher end AMD models didn't provide any benefits to gaming. I don't run anything CPU intensive. Motherboard - Good sale. This board is beyond overkill for my uses, but it was at a big discount so why not. I just wanted a X570 board with debug LEDs and rear & front USB-C. I was going to go with a Gigabyte X570 Aorus Elite (no debug LEDs & no rear USB-C) / Aorus Pro (has debug LEDs and both USB-C ports). The Aorus Pro cost as much as this board on sale so I opt'd for the Asus board. RAM - Good sale. RGB and DDR4 3600 CL16. Video Card: Good sale. RX 5700 can be softmodded to RX 5700 XT minus the extra compute units.This will be a placeholder until AMD/Nvidia release better cards to upgrade to. I'm interested in RTX 2080 / 2080 TI level of performance but not at those prices. Case: Aesthetics. USB C on the front panel, despite it being USB 3.1 Gen 2. I would have liked USB 3.2 Gen 2 just for future use. I plan on cutting open the front panel and using jmmods' tribal fan grill. I sent them an email asking if they could upscale the design for 140mm x 280mm. I was originally planning to get an aluminum laser cut with one of these designs, but shops were asking for a minimum of $500 for an order. I would have loved to see a gold colored grill on the front of this white case. The Fractal Meshify C is another option, but I didn't like the idea of opening 4 thumbscrews every time I wanted to get into the case. The Meshify C also doesn't have USB C on the front panel. They should really give this one a refresh. The Meshify S2 is too long for my tastes. It was made for water cooling. Power Supply: Fully modular. I think I have the same model in my unRaid server. It was just $10 more than the 550W model, so I thought I just get up one level in case I get a beefy video card. PCPartPicker Part List CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($177.64) Motherboard: Asus ROG Crosshair VIII Hero ATX AM4 Motherboard ($271.98) Memory: G.Skill Trident Z Neo 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory ($109.99) Video Card: XFX Radeon RX 5700 8 GB Video Card ($288.84) Case: NZXT H510 ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99) Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS Plus Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($99.99) Total: $1028.43
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    COD Modern Wareare

    I get the occasional freezing. Reinstalled drivers with DDU, but no luck. Sucks that there are only 2 Ground Wars map currently. A lot of campers due to how loud the footsteps are. Maps don't feel like a racetrack like the older COD games. Felt like I was constantly just running in a circle around the map.
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    Blizzard problem

    Good luck. I bought it yesterday on GMG. I had to restart Blizzard Launcher for it to show the install button.
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    Ryzen Build 2019

    You do have the benefit of a BIOS switch. You can flash it over the silent mode one.
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    Ryzen Build 2019

    The process is fairly straightforward. I followed wccftech's guide. Download 5700XT BIOS from TechPowerUp. I used the stock one and not Anniversary Model. Download ATIFlash. Launch ATIFlash and backup your video card's BIOS. Load up the 5700 XT BiOS and hit Program. It'll take 2-3 minutes and will freeze / not responding. Reboot Windows and you should now have a 5700 flashed to 5700 XT. I'm getting 1900 MHz (13% increase from 1680 MHz 5700 Stock), 80C on GPU, and 95C on Junction Temp. Memory clock seems to be stuck at 875 MHz, seems to be a common issue that hasn't been fixed yet. I was stuck on that on the stock BIOS too. I must say I was very wary about getting a 5700 over the 5700 XT. Especially the reference card. Fan curve is set to 40-42%. I'll boost it some to see how much louder it gets. Update: Currently have it undervolted for 1900 MHz @ 1000mV. Peak Junction is 86 C in BFV and The Outer World.
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    Ryzen Build 2019

    Stress Test with Stock Settings Prime95 - Small FFTs MSI Kombustor 16 minute duration Some things I noticed: HWiNFO64 and iCue do not like each other. Launching both will remove fan control options in Corsair Link and iCue. This seems to be a known issue with no fix in sight since both programs are trying to take over access to the sensors. The Asus Crosshair VIII Hero will show ~12 sensors, but only 2 are actually active. The others are probably for motherboard pin-outs. Graphic cards seem to do just fine in NZXT HXXX cases as long as there is some air blowing. It looks like I have some headroom with the 5700 since I left it on the stock fan curve. I haven't tried doing the powertable mod or flashing the BIOS on it yet.
  7. Some of the choices I see made between models confuse me too.
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    Ryzen Build 2019

    Thankfully the new RAM works just fine with DOCP. I spent a few hours cleaning up the desk and re-doing all the wiring below. It's finally done. Photo Gallery
  9. From Slickdeals. This is from Newegg's official eBay store. I don't think you get any game bundle codes through the eBay storefronts though. I didn't get one when I bought from them earlier this month. They didn't charge me tax, but that may be different for you. Ebay also has a promo going on for 8% back in eBay Bucks, it may be user targeted. You should have gotten either an email or you can see it on the homepage banner.
  10. Keep an eye on https://www.reddit.com/r/buildapcsales/ for sales. CPU - Ryzen 5 3600. It beats the older Ryzen 7 2700X (last gen) in gaming. The regular price is $200 but it goes on sale pretty often. It was $170 until yesterday. I got mine for $177. This also comes with a heatsink. Motherboard - ASUS TUF GAMING X570-Plus is $190 + $5-10 more if you want onboard Wi-Fi. The ASUS PRIME X570 Pro offers faster USB 3.2 slots, but cost more. If you aren't interested in X570, MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX $115. This board should have native Ryzen 3000 series support per MSI. If you go with a different B450 board you want to make sure it has BIOS Flashback as an option. This lets you flash the BIOS without a CPU/RAM/GPU plugged in through a specific USB port on the back. RAM - AMD recommends DDR4 3200 CL14 and 3600 CL16. For the most part they both cost roughly the same, so pick whichever one you want. I've seen some 3600 CL16 kits go for $70.
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    Ryzen Build 2019

    Thanks for the assistance. I tried it with the BIOS that come with the motherboard and then updated it to the latest version 1001. I also manually inputted the sub-timings and tried Ryzen DRAM Calculator. The replacement RAM should be here next Tuesday. Slow RMA process due to shipping. I'll give it another go once it arrives. I finished the front panel mod. Using the Dremel fiberglass reinforced cutoff wheels makes a huge difference over the dingy ones you get for free. I used magnetic tape to hold it onto the case. I tested two dust filters from old cases but they were pretty air restrictive. I'll check out Hobby Lobby this weekend for something better. https://imgur.com/a/LhiPG83
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    Ryzen Build 2019

    I haven't seen case designs in years. Adding PSU shrouds was a smart move. It just makes everything much more appealing. System booted up after CMOS reset. No luck with getting RAM to POST beyond 2400 MHz Dual Channel. I tried manually upping from a lower clock speed and voltage. I tested each module individually and only one could boot with 3600. So I sent it into Newegg for a replacement. Hopefully its just the RAM and not the motherboard. Spent 2-3 hours putting it together. Here's a preliminary photo. I really liked how it turned out. I'll post more once I get the fan grill in so I can start laying out the measurements for cutting the front panel.
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    COD Modern Wareare

    I saw some footage of the new Ground War mode. It just makes me wish for a better Battlefield game. The last two Battlefield games weren't so hot. I'll probably pick up COD: MW if I can get it for $30. I only played 34 hours of the last CoD. It doesn't keep me interested enough. Minimum Requirements OS: Windows 7 64-bit (SP1) or Windows 10 64-bit GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 670 / GTX 1650 or AMD Radeon HD 7950 - DirectX 12.0 compatible Storage: 175GB Processor: Intel Core i3-4340 or AMD FX-6300 Memory: 8GB RAM Recommended Specifications OS: Windows 10 64-bit latest update GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 / GTX 1660, or AMD Radeon R9 390 / RX 580 - DirectX 12.0 compatible Storage: 175GB Processor: Intel Core i5-2500K or AMD Ryzen R5 1600X Memory: 12GB
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    Ryzen Build 2019

    Yes, everything is purchased. I'll be reusing my SATA SSDs, although I'm tempted to swap them out for something like an Sabrent Rocket 512 GB and 2 TB to cut down on running cables. I'll just wait for a sale, since I won't honestly see any performance boost with this swap. The motherboard probably wasn't the wises choice, it was an impulsive buy. I was already looking at the Aorus Pro. The Asus model popped up and had a lot more features at a similar price. From the few benchmarks I've seen just doing the powertables mod or flashing the BIOS on 5700 will get you 5700 XT stock performance. It just removes the firmware clock speed cap, as you said. It does draw more power than a stock 5700 XT though. Still, it's a pretty good price/performance ratio with either model. I really liked the design of the Red Devil cooler, but this was too good of a deal to pass on. AMD did a decent job with auto boosting. I haven't really seen many people surpassed the auto boosting speeds. I guess that's a good and bad thing. It's great if you don't want to be bothered with overclocking and only need to worry about cooling. It's not so good if you're the type who wants to push everything to the next level. I currently have 3x Corsair LL120 fans for rear/top exhaust and CPU HSF. Debating on what to use for the intake fans once I mod the front panel. I could get a pair of Corsair ML140s for airflow. I been picking up the Corsair RGB products through this ebay seller that sells them as open box for a decent price. I bought 3 fans and a Commander Pro from them. I also picked up a RGB LED Hub and Lightning Node Pro combo. I won't need the Lightning Node Pro though, just the RGB LED Hub. I am a bit annoyed about the amount of wires and hubs you need for RGB in general and Corsair's proprietary hardware. At this rate I'll probably spend as much on RGB fans as my CPU.
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    Please rate my current rig. Time to rebuild and update?

    Wh'at's your use case? The build should still be fine for gaming 80+ FPS on 1440p. Only thing I'd change is adding a bigger SSD, since they are cheaper now for 1 - 2 TB. RTX doesn't seem worth the upgrade and AMD doesn't have higher end cards out yet.
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    Official Forum Bug Reports Part 2

    Bug Report Description: Unable to save an edited post. After completing CAPTCHA the browser just reverts back to the Edit window with no changes saved. I may have at least 10 edits on this post if that's the issue. I've cleared cookies and tried two browsers. Environment: Google Chrome (Version 77.0.3865.90) Microsoft Edge (44.18362.329.0) Windows 10 Home (Version 10.0.18362 Build 18362) Source URL: https://forums.overclockersclub.com/topic/208101-wts-intel-1155-hardware-and-more https://forums.overclockersclub.com/topic/208101-wts-intel-1155-hardware-and-more/?do=edit Steps to reproduce: 1. Click on Edit Button 2. Make edits 3. Click on Edit Topic Button 4. Complete CAPTCHA 5. Browser reverts back to Edit window with no changes saved Screenshots: https://imgur.com/a/LMjGPWV Update 10/03/19: Issue resolved.
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    Comcast Modem Replacement

    Check the list first. According to their FAQ they won't activate any equipment not listed. Since you have a landline you'll either want a MTA or two modems. https://mydeviceinfo.xfinity.com/
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    My ddr4 at 4000Mhz runs at 3600

    For the best RAM/Motherboard compatibility check your motherboard's QVL.
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    8600k or Ryzen 3600 ??

    Ryzen 3600. It's cheaper, has more threads, and you can still upgrade to a better CPU down the line without swapping motherboards.
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    [WTS] Intel 1155 Hardware and More

    Heatware Paypal Preferred Cash (Local - Orange County, Florida) Returns Accepted Pricing estimates from thepricegeek.com. Feel free to make offers. I'm parting out my PC as I no longer have the desire to troubleshoot it. I plan to build a new PC later this year instead. The first two motherboards might have corrupted BIOS. The 3rd motherboard was recently purchased from eBay and I couldn't get my GTX 1070 to display output. I am confident all the parts work individual except for these motherboards. Motherboards are consider not working, for parts. No returns accepted on the motherboards. ----- CPU Intel Pentium G630 - 2.7 GHz - 2C/2T - Socket 1155 Sandy Bridge w/ stock HSF - $10 Shipped Intel i7-3770K - 3.5 GHz - 4C/8T - Ivy Bridge - $120 Shipped - Sold Locally RAM G.Skill Sniper 16 GB F3-1660C9D-16GSR DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24 1.5v - $55 shipped G.Skill Sniper 8 GB F3-12800CL9D-8GBSR2 DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24 1.25v - $25 shipped Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 - Socket 1155 - Latest BIOS - Freezes on BIOS screen - Some Pins Bent [Pic 2, 3] - $20 shipped - Sold on [H] Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 - Socket 1155 - Latest BIOS - Freezes on BIOS screen [Pic 2, 3] - $20 shipped - Sold on [H] Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 - Socket 1155 - Latest BIOS - Couldn't get external GPU to display output - Bought on eBay from reputable seller. Seller said it was pulled from a working system. [Pic 2, 3] - $20 shipped - Sold on [H] Graphics Card MSI GTX 1070 Armor 8G OC [Pic 2, 3] - $200 shipped Sound Card ASUS Xonar DG (PCI card) [Pic 2] - $15 shipped Power Supply Corsair TX750 720 Watts Power Supply- Non-modular - $50 shipped - Sold on Reddit Storage SanDisk SDSSDA-120G 120 GB SSD [Pic 2] - $17 shipped - Sold on Reddit Samsung 840 EVO 250 GB SSD [Pic 2] - $35 shipped - Sold on [H] WD Caviar 80 GB - IDE - $10 shipped WD Caviar Black - 500 GB - SATA - $15 shipped 3x Toshiba DT01ACA300 3 TB SATA - 1x HGST 3 TB SATA - 1x Seagate Barracuda 3 TB SATA - $40 shipped each - All Sold Locally WD Caviar 640 GB - SATA - $15 shipped Intel NUC Generic NUC Fanless Mini PC - Intel J1900 - Integrated Graphics - 4 GB RAM - 64 GB M.2 SATA - 4x Intel Gigabit LAN RJ45 - VGA - 2x USB 2.0 [Pic 2] - $140 shipped Bluetooth Mouse Huawei Slim Bluetooth Mouse - Unboxed only to test it - Battery Included - $20 shipped Add-on Cards IBM LSI SAS9220-8i - IT Mode [Pic 2] - $25 shipped - Sold on Reddit Intel PRO/1000 PT Dual Port - PCI Express x4 [Pic 2] - $15 shipped - Sold on [H] Cables Supermicro CBL-0068L 11.81-inch 16 pin Front Panel Split Cable - $6 shipped 3WARE SFF-8087 SATA Breakout - 1 Meter - 2 Cables - $10 shipped each - Sold on Reddit Fan Controller Kingwin 5-Fan Controller - $20 shipped External Enclosures 5x WD External Enclosures - Hard Drives Removed - Includes original power adapter and cables. - $15 shipped each - Sold 1 Locally (4 Left) ----- Monitors (Local Only - Orange County, Florida) 2x Qnix QX2710LED - Korean Barebone 1440p - Overclocks to 96 Hz - Yellow mark screen defect in bottom left area. [Pic 2] - $100 each Supermicro Chassis (Local Only - Orange County, Florida) Supermicro 836TQ-R800B - Includes BPN-SAS-836TQ backplane (SATA connections), 2x 800W PSUs, and bare Intel X7DBI+ motherboard - $150 - Sold on Reddit Spare BPN-SAS-836TQ backplane - $20 - Sold on Reddit Case (Local Only - Orange County, Florida) Rosewill Challenger Mid Tower - Includes 4-Fan Controller - 3x 120 mm Fans (1x Rosewill and 2x Scythe Slipstream) - Scratches and Scuffs - World of Tanks sticker on side - $30 - Sold Locally ----- Updates 09/05/19: Sold 2x Toshiba and 1x HGST locally. Sold Samsung 840 EVO 250 GB SSD to EnzoFX. Sold SanDisk SDSSDA-120G 120 GB SSD on Reddit. 09/07/19: Sold remaining 3 TB HDDs locally. Sold Corsair TX750v2 PSU on Reddit. 09/13/19: Sold i7 3770k locally. 09/21/19: Sold all motherboards on [H]. 09/29/19: Sold IBM LSI SAS9220-8i and 3WARE SFF-8087 on Reddit. Sold Rosewill Challenger locally. 10/03/19: Sold 1x WD External Enclosure locally. Sold Supermicro 836TQ-R800B, BPN-SAS-836TQ, and 3WARE SFF-8087 on Reddit. 10/15/19: Sold Intel Dual NIC card on [H]. Reduced prices on some items.
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    DIY RCA Interconnects

    Hello, I hope everyone is doing well. It's been awhile. I just finished making some RCA cables and thought I share it on here. I was using the free RCA cables you get from AV products. They started shorting out recently. I was tempted to try out Blue Jeans Cables, but they are kinda pricey. I wasn't a fan of Monoprice's bulky cables and AmazonBasics didn't have sizes I wanted. I decided to go the DIY route since it was cheaper and I could make custom sizes. Parts Lists: 30 ft - Mogami W2333 cable - $10.20 @ markertek.com 16x - Rean NYS373 RCA plugs - $26.40 @ markertek.com 50 Foot - 750 Paracord (Royal Blue) - $8.49 @ paracordplanet.com I made 4 pairs of cables: 8 inch, 2x 3 ft, and 6 ft. Total Project Cost (excluding tax and shipping): $45.09 Equivalent Store Brand Cables: $36 for 4x AmazonBasics RCA Audio Stereo - 4 ft Without the optional paracord, the price is very comparable and you can do custom runs. Time Spent: 4 nights sleeving the paracord. 1 day soldering. There was enough leftover cable and paracord for other projects. I would recommend using a paracord that is at least 2mm bigger in diameter to make it an easier process to sleeve the cable. 750 Paracord is 5mm in diameter and the Mogami W2333 was 4mm in diameter. It was a painfully slow process to sleeve them. Click for image gallery
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    Twitter Passwords Potentially Compromised

    I want to say yes. Someone logged into my account last month. Not sure for what purpose. Deleted the Twitter account since I never use it.
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    Anthem

    I have Origin membership thing, but after playing it during the beta it didn't seem very enjoyable. The horizontal and vertical mouse sensitivities were not 1:1 and way off. This ruined aiming as well as flying. As of right now Apex Legends is the flavor of the month. Its polished and free.
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    Official OCC 2018 Christmas Contest

    Thanks. Good luck.
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