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About martward

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  • Birthday 1992-02-02

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  • Gender
  • Location
    Somewhere warm, hopefully
  • Interests
    Artificial Intelligence, Football (Soccer)
  • Occupation
    Machine Learning Engineer / Developer


  • CPU
    AMD Ryzen 5 3600
  • Motherboard
    MSI B450 Gaming Plus Max
  • RAM
    2x8GB G.Skill Ripjaws V 3200MHz
  • GPU
    Gigabyte RTX 2060 Windforce OC
  • Case
    Fractal Design Meshify C TG
  • Storage
    Samsung Evo 512 GB, 128GB Samsung NVME and 2TB WD Blue
  • PSU
    Seasonic Focus Plus Gold 650
  • Display(s)
    1x Samsung C27JG50 and 1x Dell U2414H
  • Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H75
  • Keyboard
    Corsair Vengeance K70
  • Mouse
    Steelseries Rival 100
  • Sound
    Logitech Z323 and a Razer Kraken USB
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 and Ubuntu

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  1. Nice build! Personally I only download drivers once directly after setup, the GPU drivers I do keep up to date of course. You need to enable XMP in the bios, otherwise your RAM won't reach the advertised speed. You could overclock the CPU if you want to get everything out of your cpu, there are tons of overclocking guides. In terms of software it depends on what you're planning to do. I mostly play games and use Blender and am planning to learn to develop using Unity. Gimp is nice for image processing though it's not that easy.
  2. What I meant was, on the other boards such as the Tomahawk Max Mystic light is advertised on the product page of the motherboard. Since there was no mention anywhere on the product page of my motherboard I wasn't sure if it'll work. However I have installed the software and it seems to recognize my motherboard so it should work fine I hope. Thanks
  3. Yeah but I can't find anything about mystic light on the product page of my motherboard. I'll just chance it, thanks.
  4. But the motherboard is a MSI, so would that work?
  5. Hi all, I have the MSI B450 Gaming Plus Max and I'm thinking of adding some LEDs to my case. I don't want super fancy stuff, probably just going to set it to white just to illuminate the inside. I was looking at the Phanteks PH-LEDKT combo kit (http://www.phanteks.com/PH-LEDKT.html) which support Mystic Light, however it is unclear whether my motherboard support mystic light and I can't seem to find it on the product page. Even if my motherboard does not support mystic light, it does have RGB headers so how would I go about setting up the lights, is there software I need for that? Thanks
  6. The build looks good! I'd probably go for a 1660 or 1660 super in stead of that 590, mostly because they're faster and I have seldom heard something positive about the 590. You could save a bit by getting some cheaper RAM (3000-3200MHz) though I wouldn't if this is within budget. You should check how many fan headers you have on that motherboard though. Arctic sells some fans which I quite like that you can hook up together. They're also cheaper. https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/68WfrH/arctic-p12-pwm-pst-563-cfm-120-mm-fan-acfan00120a
  7. Where does one purchase a 3500X? I thought these were only for OEMs, not sold separately. Also the 3500X is not going to be faster than a 3600, perhaps there are some workloads that that could benefit from not multithreading, but overall it's not going to be faster than the 3600 in any meaningful way.
  8. Are you planning to overclock? If not you don't necessarily need a mortar. I have the Gaming Plus Max which is a solid board afaik, but it's difficult to recommend stuff to people who are not in your region since prices can vary wildly. Definitely wouldn't drop the budget for the video card, if it comes to that I'd wait a bit and save up so you can afford both the motherboard and the 1660 super.
  9. Well if you're sure you hooked it up correctly and it's not booting, the only option is to contact the distributor and RMA it. I'd probably ask to RMA both the CPU as well as the motherboard since you're not sure whether it's a motherboard problem or a cpu defect.
  10. Then I don't think you will need to reset you whole pc. However I'm also afraid that you licence will be gone and that you'd need to purchase a new one. OEM licences can usually be bought for ~$25.
  11. It should work straight away, however it's not guaranteed windows will still be activated. You need to link your windows license to your Microsoft account if you want to restore it I think, you should Google this Microsoft has a page where they explain. If your license is an OEM one you probably need to purchase a new license if you want an activated version of Windows. Also there could be driver issues if you go to a whole new platform so I would advice refreshing the pc, removing all the apps but not the files, though this is not mandatory.
  12. 3 months is worth about €12 right now, so you'd sell it for €10 max. Why not just wait until you want to play a game on there like the outerworlds or halo master chief edition, you don't have to activate it immediately (don't know exactly how long you have, I believe 6 months or so). I guess you could sell it on Craigslist or whatever is the local alternative for Craigslist where you live. Don't know of any dedicated services except for something like g2a or kinguin maybe?
  13. Lian li lancool 2 is pretty cool and there are add-ons for USB c and hot swappable drive AFAIK. Not sure about cooling capacity since there are no great reviews out last time I checked, I know gamers nexus should be working on one.
  14. It's steel according to the product page. Also did you mean to ask whether it's steel or aluminium? Most cases are made of metal. https://www.fractal-design.com/products/cases/focus/focus-g/black/
  15. Ah well that's a pretty expensive guess then.