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About MaxFubar

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  • Birthday 1981-05-21

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  • Steam
  • Battle.net

Profile Information

  • Gender
  • Location
    Dalhart, TX
  • Interests
    Music, Firearms, Classic Cars, Video Games
  • Occupation
    Telco. Field Tech.


  • CPU
    AMD Ryzen 5 2600 (4.1 Ghz @ 1.350v)
  • Motherboard
    MSi B450 Tomahawk
  • RAM
    G.Skill Ripjaws V, 2 x 8GB DDR4 3000
  • GPU
    Gigabyte RTX 2070 Super Windforce OC
  • Case
    Fractal Design Meshify C
  • Storage
    WD Blue 3D NAND M.2(250GB), Seagate Barracuda(2 TB)
  • PSU
    Rosewill Hive 750W
  • Display(s)
    Vizio M55
  • Cooling
    Deepcool Gammaxx w/2 Noctua NF-P12(Grey)
  • Keyboard
    Corsair K63
  • Mouse
    E-Blue Mazer II
  • Operating System
    Windows 10

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  1. Can you see anything printed on the PCB? Might indicate what the light is for. Could just be a power indicator.
  2. Just in case anyone was looking, the 3600 is on sale for $179 at Newegg. I got an email on it today and picked one up to replace my 2600. Link Full disclosure, sometimes Newegg required you be subscribed to their sales emails to get the prices listed, but I don't find them too bothersome.
  3. I'm currently sitting on my annual bonus funds from this year and have about $500 of it I'd like to slot into upgrades for my gaming rig. I'm currently running a Ryzen 2600 @4.1Ghz, air cooled with 16GB of DDR4-3000(CL16), ASUS ROG Strix 1070, MSI Tomahawk B450(Have bios update for Ryzen 3000, done by me, not the new Max with 3000 support already). I'm run my games at 1080p on a 144hz monitor. All of this is in a Fractal Meshify C, 750W Full Modular 80+ Bronze PSU, with 4 Noctua case fans(2 intake, 2 exhaust) and a Deepcook Gamaxx 400 with 2 Noctua fans(push/pull) Question is, would I be better of with a Ryzen 3600/3700/3800 and faster RAM???? Or upgrade the video card to a 5700XT??? Maybe stretch a bit and find a 2070 Super???? Or am I ok for now and wait another generation then upgrade??? If I did the last option, might look into an AIO and get onto watercooling my CPU. Just looking for the best way to stretch my dollars.
  4. Newegg has the 2600 on sale for $119 right now. I've been happy with mine. 4.1 GHz all core with only 1.35v
  5. Steve from GN put $.04 worth of washers on the blower cooler with thermal paste rather than pads and improved the performance significantly, at least thermally.
  6. I bought my ROG Strix 1070 on eBay last year in October for $240 shipped. Market was different, I didn't feel like I got ripped off or anything.
  7. As of now, this is my planned upgrade when availability levels out. New bios is OK, didn't like it at first but after tinkering it works fine.
  8. Oh definitely. I was looking at a CPU swap only. Just kinda waiting to see what, if any issues crop up with the 3000 chips on the B450 boards. Have my bios update ready to go.
  9. I'm running a B450 Tomahawk and 2600 currently, signature for the full list. It works well. I hit 4.1 Ghz all cores with minimal voltage. Runs great for 1080p Gaming with my 1070. If you can afford it hit a dual channel kit 2x8GB and bump that video card up a notch to at least a 6GB 1060, 1660, or better yet a 1070 with 8GB of VRAM.
  10. I'm currently running a MSI Tomahawk B450 and looking at upgrade potentials for this board. I'm currently running a 2600 @ 4.1Ghz all cores. Thinking about a 3700X if I can get away with it on my current setup.
  11. My 2600 and B450 Tomahawk will be in this week, I'll let you know how it goes.
  12. That and whatever the exchange rate it comes out to in Swedish krona or Euros.........
  13. Also had the Noctua Fans too. Upgrades were from a Xeon E3-1276 v3(3.6Ghz-4.0Ghz turbo), MSI Z97 PC Mate, 16GB of Crucial Ballistix(DDR3-1600), EVGA GTX 960 SSC(4GB), Raidmax 530W power supply. Before the Xeon I was running a G3258 @ 4.4Ghz with the previously mentioned hardware. I got the 1070 from eBay a few weeks ago for $200, honestly it's made a world of difference, but I really just wanted to get back into a newer rig and go back to AMD. When I was in college I had a lot of fun with the old Socket A Athlon chips and overclocking the snot out of them with lots of air cooling. Noise has never been a concern for me. I actually like the sound of a big gnarly air cooled PC, reminds me of a Harrier Jump Jet taking off.
  14. I only picked up the RAM, Motherboard, Processor, and Cooler. Everything else I had from my previous system. I upgraded the case and PSU last Black Friday everything else has been in place for a couple of years. PSU on the list is semi-modular, but the one I have is full modular, 80+ bronze, etc. Been a while coming but I got it done and happy with what I'm looking at so far. I did the Gammaxx because it was on sale at Newegg and I've been happy with the Hyper 212 on my Intel chips. Going to put a couple of Noctua's on the Gamaxx for a push/pull and clock the snot out of the Ryzen. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor ($159.89 @ OutletPC) CPU Cooler: Deepcool - GAMMAXX 400 74.34 CFM CPU Cooler ($16.89 @ OutletPC) Motherboard: MSI - B450 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard ($104.89 @ OutletPC) Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($109.99 @ Newegg) Storage: Samsung - 860 Evo 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($79.99 @ Walmart) Storage: Western Digital - WD Green 2 TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($99.89 @ OutletPC) Video Card: Asus - GeForce GTX 1070 8 GB Video Card ($504.99 @ Newegg) Case: Fractal Design - Meshify C Dark TG ATX Mid Tower Case ($98.06 @ Newegg) Power Supply: Rosewill - HIVE 750 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($74.89 @ OutletPC) Case Fan: Noctua - NF-F12 industrialPPC-2000 PWM 71.69 CFM 120mm Fan ($25.25 @ OutletPC) Total: $1274.73 Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-11-09 18:09 EST-0500
  15. I'm really struggling on a mobo for a update to my system. I've been on a slow crawl from my specs in the sig. Last black friday I went with the Fractal case and 750W full modular PSU. I'm wanting to go with a Ryzen 2600 and some DDR4 3000, which I have that squared away for the most part. I'm stuck on which board to pick up though. I'm looking at the MSI Tomahawk and the ASUS Tuf. I would like to overclock the CPU with some better cooling but that AIO will probably have to wait until after New Years when I get my bonus/tax return. My question is simply, is there any real difference in capabilities of these boards? The Tuf has a 20% off promo at Newegg currently and I can save a little by going with it today. Thanks for the input.