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  2. hi guys, i'm not the greatest with pc's so you will need to bare with me. i have a i7700k cpu with a H100i cooler, i am looking at overclocking my cpu so iv'e firstly done a stress test, my cpu has already been running hot recently without much happening which i was slightly concerned about when i did the stress test it was sitting at 100 percent load at like 85-90c it then went to 95 and the pc froze... i restarted it and haven't done anything but this has worried my even more. where do i go with this and what potentially could it be. thew RPM on my H100i never seem to go above 1900 even when really hot and at max load. Thanks any help would be massively appreciated.
  3. MeatFeastMan

    What CPU for gaming??

    You can overclock the 2600 with the stock cooler to reach close to the 2600x frequency. But if you don't want all that fuss, you can change it for the 2600x if you wanted.
  4. I think it's that for most people, having loud and fast fans on a 360mm just doesn't make sense. On a 280mm it may make more sense. I think the different fans are what makes the 280 perform better.
  5. r2724r16

    General X58 Xeon/i7 discussion

    Had a similar issue about a week ago. If your motherboard or case has a reset button, shut down your system, spam the reset button 5 or 6 times, then turn on your system.
  6. Arika S

    EU ROG Rig reboot 2019

  7. WikiForce

    Budget AMD System

    looks good, i would say go for it.
  8. MrMarcz

    What CPU for gaming??

    There's only about 50 usd between the 2600 and 2600x any reason why I shouldn't pick 2600x?
  9. You forgot DeepCool, which a 240mm version of is what I have currently. They have the "Captain" and "Castle" series. http://www.gamerstorm.com/product/CPULIQUIDCOOLER/2018-10/1286_9932.shtml http://www.gamerstorm.com/product/CPULIQUIDCOOLER/2017-09/1286_6993.shtml The 360MM captain would be a direct upgrade from the 240 Captain EX White I currently have. And CoolerMaster has their 360mm MasterLiquids: http://www.coolermaster.com/cooling/cpu-liquid-cooler/masterliquid-ml360-rgb-tr4/ http://www.coolermaster.com/cooling/cpu-liquid-cooler/masterliquid-ml360r-rgb/ And AlphaCool has stuff too, although they tend to look more technical? https://www.alphacool.com/alphacool-nexxxos-v.2-radiatoren I did note in my post that while I do value performance over silence, I do still want to avoid my PC sounding like a running chainsaw. So loud relative to the average is okay, but I'm not gonna go into total nutso territory with it. Yeah that article is actually what I was thinking of when I mentioned GN, but it's just older now which is why I wanted a more current one. What always surprised me about that though is that the 280mm EVGA outperformed even 360mm rads. I have no issue getting a 280mm AIO if it performs better than a 360mm - have other reviews had the same results with it?
  10. OK, teeth pulling commence... only time I'm doing this. Do you have two monitors? if so try the other monitor for seeing bios options etc. Does the machine stay on, or bootloop, or nothing at all? what did you do EXACTLY to try and reset CMOS?
  11. chckovsky

    Should i wait for the upcoming Graphics cards

    I doubt mining will have its full revival, but if this is true, now would be a great time to buy an RX570. I just bought one myself. It's actually really impressive. Also, buy used if your country has a decent used market with buyer protection etc.
  12. LukeSavenije

    NEW PSU Tier List

    this seems to be a good choice to me
  13. Corsair and NZXT's rgb kits also use their own controllers and don't require mobo headers
  14. alittlepeace

    Will this rgb fan hub work?

  15. alittlepeace

    Will this rgb fan hub work?

    Corsair sells their fan hubs direct for 10 dollars
  16. I think all mainstream 360mm AIOs are rebranded Asetek, Corsair h150i Pro, Fractal S36, NZXT X72 are the ones I can think of. If I'm not missing anything, buy the one you like the most and replace the fans with something really extreme like blowie-matrons (isn't thtat what Linus keeps calling them?). Speaking of GN, not much new has happened since this: https://www.gamersnexus.net/hwreviews/3296-nzxt-kraken-x72-review-and-benchmark
  17. NelizMastr

    Sata III to sata II

    Yep. You'll just have the 3Gbps bandwidth limit to worry about, which isn't a big deal to be honest. 300MB/s is still plenty fast. Two of them in a RAID0 will also stack to 600MB/s fine.
  18. alittlepeace

    How do you use RGB?

    I have multiple profiles that I go through
  19. GeneXiS_X

    Which laptop should i buy?

    U - ULV: low power CPU, lower clock speed with 15W TDP (will pull higher than 15W under load) H - high performance CPU, higher clock speed with 45W TDP (will pull higher than 45W under load)
  20. for moving large files(like 4k/8k video etc) the samsung 970 evo/pro is usually quite useful because they have much higher read/write speeds than other nvme drives, but for gaming and other use then sata ssd is often enough
  21. Clevo PB51EF-G review (credits to Bob of All Trades)

    Highlights of this model:

    x2 USB C (one TB3)+x2 M.2 slots

    Removable battery

    GSYNC with MUX switch (can enable Optimus)

    Glass touchpad+fingerprint reader

    Support OCed RAM (max is 3200MHz if remembered correctly)

    Quite affordable for a 2070P laptop


    Build quality is good. Cooling is good, but it has airflow problem due to short rubber feets. Due to 2 shared heatpipes, the GPU can run a bit hot in games (~80C) but keep in mind this is with the CPU pulling 50-55W of power. With undervolt, this model runs cool for a 15 inch 2070P laptop. Yes it has liquid metal applied but Clevo stock paste usually has OK quality. The only cooling related issue I can think about is heatsink issue - uneven core temps (well-known Clevo issue).

  22. MeatFeastMan

    What CPU for gaming??

    Unless you are playing at 240hz (it will still do 240 in easier titles, it's just the more demanding stuff where intel pulls ahead), ryzen is always the better option for gamers in my opinion. It does everything the 8700 does, with two more cores. And you can overclock ryzen to bridge the small gap in performance. Not to mention the ryzen 2700/x are much more versatile, they are far stronger in streaming, rendering, video editing etc. But for just gaming, I wouldn't do any of those. As the people above have said, the 2600 is the best option. Here's an idea of what you could do with that 800 budget: PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant Type Item Price CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor $164.89 @ OutletPC Motherboard Gigabyte - B450 AORUS M Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $87.88 @ OutletPC Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $94.89 @ OutletPC Case Corsair - Carbide Series 275R (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $48.99 @ Newegg Power Supply Corsair - RMx (2018) 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $89.99 @ Amazon Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts Total (before mail-in rebates) $506.64 Mail-in rebates -$20.00 Total $486.64 Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-04-18 06:43 EDT-0400 I would also recommend getting some new faster ram, as ryzen benefits massively from fast ram. I also put in a new psu in there, in case you ever wanted to upgrade the gpu to something much more powerful down the line.
  23. williamcll

    Optane+SSD: Intel H10

    Well from the surface it seems to beat a lot of mid range NVME ssds, but I'll wait for the reviews.
  24. No worries, always happy to try and help other members. Especially nice and polite members such as yourself
  25. Durgadas

    Which laptop should i buy?

    U or H?? What's that?
  26. depends on your motherboard(heatsink clearance etc). if you get decent enough fans push pull shouldnt make too much of a difference on a radiator
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