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About Bloody-George

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  • CPU
    Ryzen 5 3600
  • Motherboard
    MSI B450 Tomahawk
  • RAM
    16GB HyperX Fury Black
  • GPU
    Gigabyte RTX 2060 Gaming OC Pro 6GB
  • Case
    Aerocool Cylon
  • Storage
    Kingston A400 480GB + Seagate Barracuda 1TB
  • PSU
    Corsair CX600
  • Display(s)
    Acer VA270H 27'' + Samsung P2270 21.5''
  • Cooling
    3x Cooler Master Masterair 120mm White LED
  • Keyboard
    Razer Blackwidow Tournament Stealth
  • Sound
    Edifier K820 Headset
  • Operating System
    Windows 7 64-bit

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  1. First of all, beautiful rigs, guys! It's so nice to see so many people with good taste in aesthetics and with the enthusiasm to build their own PCs. The community is alive and well! So, I've finally finished my 2019 build! It's such a relief to have everything put together. The only part that was missing was an LED strip, and I bought this really nice Cooler Master Masteraccessory LED strip (more like a bar) with RGB functions and whatnot. Now all that's left to do is get me a new desk, the reason why I didn't take pictures of the whole setup. Specs: MSI B450 Tomahawk Ryzen 5 3600 16GB HyperX Fury RAM Gigabyte RTX 2060 Gaming OC Pro Kingston A400 480GB SSD + Seagate Barracuda 1TB Corsair CX600 PSU Aerocool Cylon case 3x Cooler Master Masterair 120mm fans
  2. Bloody-George

    Moonstone (2019-)

    My current Ryzen+Turing rig. Still under construction. Specs are: Ryzen 5 3600 Gigabyte RTX 2060 Gaming OC Pro 16GB HyperX Fury RAM MSI B450 Tomahawk Corsair CX600 Kingston A400 480GB SSD Seagate Barracuda 1TB HDD Aerocool Cylon
  3. I think he actually said he doesn't want SLI, so B350/B450 motherboards would be good enough for him.
  4. The difference in CPU performance between a B450 and an x370/x470 platform is minimal, especially in stock settings. You'll likely not notice it in your daily tasks. Go for the best B450 motherboard you can buy at the moment. If you won't overclock it, then top-drawer VRMs are also not that important for you. The 2700x can get pretty hot, though; so focus on nice aftermarket cooling solutions and a case with appropriate airflow. Good B450 motherboards support 3000Mhz memory (and even higher), so that's also not a concern. For 2nd-gen Ryzen, 3000Mhz upwards is the ideal frequency for optimal performance. The higher, the better.
  5. What software do you use to control the fan LEDs? If you connected your fans to the motherboard, it's possible that you can control the lights using Gigabyte's RGB Fusion 2.0; however, Corsair also has a software of their own - called iCUE - to control LEDs for certain components. Make sure you have both installed to control the different lights of your PC separately, and also make sure they're not conflicting with each other.
  6. I see. Well, I do have a mechanical hard drive and the OS in it works fine with my system. The thing is that the SSD previously worked well with my i5 6600k system; the problems only started when I installed the Ryzen 5 3600 and the B450 mobo. What about updating the SSD's firmware? Do you think that could work?
  7. Hi everyone!I've been having problems with my new Ryzen system and my SSD; previously freezing and now there's a new problem. I did a fresh install of a new Windows 10 version and the OS works fine, but everytime I shut it down and have to turn it on again the next day, the computer posts, but blacks out after the motherboard/BIOS screen. It only comes back after a loop of 1-2 automatic restarts. And the system is running off of an SSD, which should make booting faster, but it takes about 2 minutes for this whole thing to happen.To make the OS boot properly, there are two situations that need to happen:1. I turn it on normally, it posts but the screen goes black. It goes on a loop of restarting until it eventually boots into Windows 10.2. When I reset the system myself as this BS is happening, it boots normally as it should.Operation within the system itself is normal, no hitches or anything. Freezing is gone, but this issue when first turning it on is ruining my day, to be honest.Things I've tried: Fresh OS install (2x already); Updating BIOS/resetting default BIOS options; Swapping SATA cables and slots for the SSD; Installing chipset drivers; Swapping RAM sticks in every possible way; I'm running out of ideas, people. This Ryzen system is giving me so many problems I'm starting to regret ever buying it.Any help would be appreciated. Cheers!
  8. Hi folks! I've got an MSI B450 Tomahawk motherboard and it's got some RGB LEDs on the side. They come lit in red out of the box. Great, but I want a neutral-looking white-based colour look. Problem is, everytime I try to change the colour of the LEDs the individual lights have different colours. The only pattern that appears normal is red. I've updated my BIOS (for another reason) and thought that would solve this problem, but nope. Re-installed MysticLight, and I'm now using Dragon Center, and the colours are still messed up. White has one light in red, another one in yellow, and one in PURPLE. I'm sending you a photo of the lights; my profile picture also shows the problem. I've never seen anything like this before, and I've used some dodgy RGB LEDs before. Turning it off would be great, but the problem is that the motherboard controls my Cooler Master LED strip at the top too... Does anyone have any idea what this could be caused by?
  9. So the BIOS flash just resets the current BIOS version? If it doesn't work, won't it brick my mobo? That's my biggest concern.
  10. Hi everyone! So, I recently bought a Ryzen 5 3600+B450 Tomahawk combo, and it didn't sit well with the Windows 10 on my SSD. The system kept hitching every 5-or-so seconds and the Internet connection was unusable. I switched over to my HDD and it worked fine with the Windows 10 installed in it. Anyway, I did a fresh OS install in the SSD yesterday in hopes of finally getting rid of the problem (changing from an Intel platform to an AMD one, I expected that using the same old OS would be a problem), but things got much worse. Now the system perma freezes after 5ish minutes of use and I have to restart the PC, and sometimes it even BSODs, although that has only happened a couple of times. In addition, when monitoring temps and frequencies, I noticed that only 2 cores of my 6-core CPU keep the heavy load of the system. That doesn't happen in the HDD OS. I don't really know what the problem is. The OS is unstable in the SSD, but stable in the HDD. I've already fresh-installed Win 10 on my SSD 3 times, and nothing's changed. On the other hand, my SSD used to work fine with my previous i5-6600k, so I'm kind of ruling out a defective disk. I'm thinking this is a BIOS problem. The shop sent me my B450 Tomahawk already updated to accommodate 3rd gen Ryzen, which is all good. But I'm starting to think it's buggy because the colour pattern of the mobo's RGB LEDs is also messed up (mixing up red with other colours when I set a solid colour). Do you guys recommend a BIOS update, or is it too delicate a thing and something to be avoided? Do you think something else is the matter?
  11. The 2700 is a bit overkill for gaming, listening to music and watching videos. None of the games you mentioned put a lot of pressure on the CPU, and the extra cores and threads of the Ryzen 7 would only make a difference in productivity scenarios. I'd get the Ryzen 5 chip. However, if the price of the 3600 is similar in Canada, and if your friend decides to use productivity-orientated tasks in the future, then the 2700 is a good choice. But only if. The MSI B450 Tomahawk is a great choice for a good price. I've got one myself, and it's a damn great mobo. As for the graphics card, the 1660Ti is more expensive than the Radeon choice as far as I know. The difference in performance is incremental, so I'd stick with the RX 590.
  12. Just get the Gaming OC unless you really want the aesthetics of the Aorus card. The Gaming OC one runs very cool, has great performance for 1440p and 4k and it still looks good as hell. And, from what you tell us, it's much cheaper.
  13. Simple answer? No. When it comes to memory bottleneck on a CPU, it's usually not about capacity, but about speed. Is your memory fast (3200Mhz-4000Mhz)? Even if it's a bit slower (<2666Mhz), it also depends on the graphics card you use. Memory bottleneck is a bit complex, to be honest. Steve from Hardware Unboxed has shown that you can only feel the performance difference with slow memory in Ryzen if you have a high-end graphics card (say, RTX 2070 upwards).
  14. There you go. That combination is excellent for gaming/streaming. Even less than that would be ok, at least for R6: Siege. But yeah, that's a hell of a rig. Only change I'd make would be adding more SSD storage since sometimes the difference in price between a 240GB and a 480GB SSD is minimal. But if you're fine with that capacity, go ahead and click "purchase," my friend. You'll be happy with it, I can assure you. Edit: One small thing: how much cheaper is a 2060 Super compared to a 2070? If you wanna save some euros, the difference in perfomance between the two cards is not that substantial; so a 2060 Super would be very interesting for you.
  15. Having 1-2 fans in the front and 1 in the back is enough for good airflow. Of course, how many you'd want depends on your situation: is your case too small or too hot? Do you use a CPU watercooler? Do you mind the noise all these fans will make? Also, try not to add more exhaust fans than intake fans. Always keep an equal number or a 2-to-1 ratio of intake-to-exhaust fans, so that the air pressure is optimal. And be aware that 3+5 fans will probably result in an extremely noisy rig. If you don't care about that, go for it.