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About GamerDude

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  • Location
    Somewhere deep in Asia
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  • CPU
    AMD AM4 R9 3900X/LGA2011 i7 3960X/LGA 1150 i7 4770K
  • Motherboard
    GB X570 Aorus Xtreme/Asus Rampage IV Extreme/Asrock Z87 Extreme6
  • RAM
    4X 8GB XPG DDR4 3200 D60G/16GB 2133mhz Corsair Dominator Plat/16GB 2133mhz RipJawsX
  • GPU
    PowerColor RX Vega64 Red Devil / 2x Gigabyte RX VEGA64 Gaming OC) / Leadtek GTX1080 Hurricane OC
  • Case
    CoolerMaster H500M/Caselabs Magnum M8/Tt View 31
  • Storage
    256GB Sabrent Rocket NVMe PCIe M.2 (OS) + 2TB Samsung 860 QVO + 4TB Samsung 860 EVO + 6TB WD Black/250GB Samsung 860 EVO (OS) + 2TB WDC Blk + 3x 1TB WDC Blk/120GB Corsair Force GT + 1TB WDC Blk + 1.5TB WDC Green
  • PSU
    Corsair HX1000 Platinum/Seasonic X-1250/Enermax MAX REVO 1500
  • Display(s)
    Acer XR341CK 34" Freesync UW/Samsung C49HG90DME 49" 32:9/Panasonic 65" UHD TV
  • Cooling
    Tt Water 3.0 360 AIO/Corsair H150i Pro AIO/Tt Floe Riing 360 AIO
  • Keyboard
    CM Novatouch TKL, , Mistel Barocco MX Blue, Logitech G613
  • Mouse
    Armaggeddon HAVOC III/Logitech G502/Logitech G603
  • Sound
    Headgear: OPPO HA-1 + Philips Fidelio HTL9100/iFi Micro iDSD Black Label + Samsung HW-K651 /HiFiMan HE1000, Sennheiser HD800 (SDR Mod), Sennheiser HD6XX, Sennheiser HD600, AKG K812, Grado GS1000i, HiFiman HE4, HiFiman HE560, Denon AH-D7000, Beyerdynamic DT990/600, Audio Technica ATH-A900X LTD (red), Fostex T50RP+Alpha Pads Portables: HiFiMan HM901S + Dock 1, Fiio X3 II + JDS Labs C5/Tube Amp BL-2, Fitear Parterre+ALO SXC 24, Sennheiser IE800, Camp Fire Audio Jupiter+ALO SXC 24
  • Operating System
    64bit Win10 Pro/64bit Win10 Pro/64bit Win10 Pro

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  1. I've had no issue with my 3900X other than it not hitting boost clcock at 4.6Ghz for a single core, but with the new AGESA BIOS update, 3-4 or my cores do hit 4.6Ghz according to HWiFO64. Using Ryzen Master I can manually OC my rig to 4.55Ghz for 3 cores while the rest sit at 4.4Ghz, only issue with crashes is more to do with GPU drivers. I've just had some freezes and hard locks, due to not running DDU and installing the new Adrenalin 2020 driver. No other issue since I'd built my rig back in August....
  2. Since I'd spent some money buying some games on Steam Autumn sale, I decided to spend some on a couple of games from Origin as well. These games have gone into my 1TB Samsung 850 EVO 'coz I intend to play them often.....
  3. State clearly, which has 1 stick and which has 4 sticks. The 1st gen i7/i5 Core has triple memory layout IIRC.....so, I dunno what to make of your answer. For Ryzen, do get at least 2x 8GB DDR4 3200 Cl16 at the very least......DDR4 3600 Cl16 would be better. Agreed, the R7 240 is just not enough. Whatever possessed OP to upgrade your CPU/Mobo/RAM and stick with the R7 240? That card is a serious bottleneck, little wonder you don't see a difference. I would suggest a mid tier card, like the VEGA56 Plutosaurus had recommended, but if that's too much, an RX580 (cheapest is about 160USD) which comes with one free game and should enable you to game at 1080P at High setting at the very least. Another thing to take care of is, update your BIOS, read up on how to do this (should be easy enough with an X570 mobo) with your mobo as the latest BIOS (AGESA helps with boost clocks, stability and temps (IIRC).
  4. Firstly, are you running the latest AGESA BIOS? I did see a drop in temps going from the earlier BIOS to the latest. Also, unless you buy a biga$$ cooler like the BE Quiet! Dark Rock 4, or one of the Noctua models. I have a 3900X + X570 Aorus Xtreme, with the latest Windows version (1909), BIOS and Ryzen Master ( and with aircon set at 24C, my CPU is idling around 38C. I'm cooling it with a Thermaltake Water 3.0 360 AIO, I've added 3x 120mm fans to it for push/pull. You can just see the 3x RGB fans that came with the AIO on top...
  5. Bought some games on Steam's Autumn Sale.... Also bought a UAG Monarch Fold case......for my Fold obviously!
  6. Look through the motherboard list on top, then make up your mind. Fyi, the Pro is listed as higher tier vs the Gaming-F. Btw, have you already gotten the 3900X? From what I've gathered, it's pretty hard to find.
  7. Yep, TBW for the 860 EVO is 2400TB while the WD Blue is 600TBW, speed is about the same though. From what I've read, it is advisable to leave some space unallocated via Samsung Magician (I understand it helps with maintaining speed of the SSD and its longevity.
  8. Good choice! I have the Aorus Xtreme, BIOS support from GB is first rate, I've been on AGESA for a while now and it's been great, all the previous BIOS have been pretty good actually. Overall, GB boards have great VRMs and features....
  9. Canada Computers has one left....I got my 3900X at launch from them, https://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=4_64&item_id=158466
  10. I agree, since OP already has a mobo compatible with the 10980XE, go for it!
  11. Yeah, with Ryzen 3xxx kicking Intel so hard in price/performance metrics, I don't get why some choose to hand on to the belief that Intel is still better....unless Ryzen 3 is crazily overpriced in Germany.
  12. For my Ryzen build, I wanted OS to load as fast as possible, and I didn't want to partition a bigger capacity SSD into two smaller one (like 400GB for OS and related programs, 600GB for storage/games). Also, I had to account for overprovision (20%) so I chose a 256GB Sabrent Rocket NVMe M.2 SSD for OS, and 4TB + 2TB + 2x 1TB SSD's for games. I figured that the difference in load time for game levels between SATA SSD's and NVMe M.2 SSD's is negligible (seen YT vids on this, and load times for NVMe M.2 were a tad faster than SATA SSD's). I load my fave games into my various SATA SSD's and I don't think I want them in plain old platter HDD's anymore. I play Metro Exodus, and Artyom doesn't even have time to finish his monologues before the levels are loaded. Yes, I do have one WD 6TB Black HDD, but that's for games that I don't play that often.
  13. Thank god for AMD, great gaming hardware at a reasonable price! And NICE! All AMD build!
  14. I installed the new BIOS for my mobo a while back, now 3, sometimes 4, of my CPU cores hit 4.6 to 4.625Ghz. Boot time seems to have improved as eell, no issue with stability, though the voltage can hit 1.5v instead of previos 1.475v max.
  15. Bought a Samsung WL powerbank, a couple of used Samsung 850 EVO 1TB SATA SSD's (couldn't resist the price), an RGB Mouse mat, and a gaming chair (price was too good to resist on the 11.11 sale here).....and a Boxy watch winder. Will post pics when I get 'em all, just waiting for the chair to come later today. Edit - Forgot to add that I'd ordered an UAG case for my phone as well, expecting it soon, so I will post pics when I have 'em all.