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  1. Do you mean just fans and the usual cpu cooler? I currently have a 4790k and even with a nice beefy cooler it still hit almost 80c sometimes. It hasn't lately which is nice but maybe I just messed up the paste or something. I remember watching a video from Linus concerning the 9900ks and even with a crazy system and all sorts of cooling it was running up there on a stress test. I feel air cooled would be inadequate
  2. not as scared of AIO as I am a full loop. I feel like I'd mess it up and ruin my whole system lol. Thank you for that suggestion too, just kinda threw that one out there because i thought the RGB looked pretty >_>
  3. First off, I've wanted to stay away from water cooling because honestly, i'm afraid of it. Anyway, A friend of mine recently got a 9900ks for a good price, and since I plan on making this build last a while, I decided to go big on the CPU and GPU. Now I'm just hoping that simple water cooler like this one will suffice. All I use my PC for is gaming and it seems that lately some games aren't too demanding when it comes to processing power, which in my hopes, means this thing isn't gonna get too hot on me. Just wanted to ask the pros before I went ahead and bought this stuff. Thanks in advance for any and all help!
  4. damn, these prices are pretty even lol. I guess i just gotta do research and amd and intel and see what I prefer. thanks a ton guys, really helped me out here
  5. I guess for the most part just HQ gaming. Im not getting super good monitors right away, but i do plan on at least 1440p down the road, I'm not familiar with how much of the monitor stuff works, but right now I only have 2, and the main screen is the good one that I game on, the other one just stays on for discord or other communications stuff also, those 2 builds you posted are earlier are still just as good as mine with the cheaper parts? I want this one to last me a while (longer than my current build, which is 4 years old) and lastly, why is the 3800x just a scam? a lot of the [basic] research ive done shows it getting much better benchmarks than the 3700
  6. Thanks a whole lot guys. Looks like I got some more research to do here!
  7. Hey all! So I use my desktop primarily for gaming, and it's been about 5 years since I've built a whole new rig. My current setup plays pretty much everything out right now well but I'm noticing slower performance. I'm trying to keep this under $3000 USD. I do currently have 2 monitors and plan to get new ones down the road, as well as new mouse and keyboard, so for now they won't be included here. Anyway, I've heard a lot of good things about the Ryzen series chips but I've been using Intel forever. I'm going to post my builds that work for both chipsets and then the processors I'm stuck choosing between. I'd love to know what you guys think and also curious if I'm gonna notice a huge difference between the 2. Any recommendations to replace parts with something better are always welcome, and any advice on compatability are appreciated! Case: Cooler Master MasterCase H500M ATX Mid-Tower w/ 4x Side Tempered Glass Panels, Type-C I/O Panel, 2x Vertical GPU Card PCI Slots & 2x 200mm ARGB Fans w/ARGB Controller https://m.newegg.com/product/N82E16811119349?ignorebbr=1&m_ver=1 PSU: CORSAIR RMx Series RM850x CP-9020180-NA 850W ATX12V / EPS12V 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Power Supply https://m.newegg.com/product/N82E16817139234?ignorebbr=1&m_ver=1 GPU: MSI GeForce RTX 2080 DirectX 12 RTX 2080 VENTUS 8G OC 8GB 256-Bit GDDR6 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card https://m.newegg.com/product/N82E16814137350?ignorebbr=1&m_ver=1 RAM: G.SKILL TridentZ RGB Series 32GB (2 x 16GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3200 (PC4 25600) Desktop Memory Model F4-3200C16D-32GTZR https://m.newegg.com/product/N82E16820232748?ignorebbr=1&m_ver=1 SSDs: Asura Genesis Xtreme High Performance 1TB Gaming RGB PCIe Gen 3.0 x4 3D TLC NVMe M.2 Internal SSD Storage (Desktop PC/Gaming PC) - Modular Heatsinks – 7 Years Warranty https://m.newegg.com/product/N82E16820980003?ignorebbr=1&m_ver=1 WD Blue 3D NAND 1TB Internal SSD - SATA III 6Gb/s 2.5"/7mm Solid State Drive - WDS100T2B0A https://m.newegg.com/product/N82E16820250088?ignorebbr=1&m_ver=1 Now the 2 things in stuck on, AMD or Intel? Intel CPU and MoBo: Intel Core i7-9700K Coffee Lake 8-Core 3.6 GHz (4.9 GHz Turbo) LGA 1151 (300 Series) 95W BX80684I79700K Desktop Processor Intel UHD Graphics 630 https://m.newegg.com/product/N82E16819117958?ignorebbr=1&m_ver=1 ASUS PRIME Z370-A II LGA 1151 (300 Series) Intel Z370 SATA 6Gb/s ATX Intel Motherboard https://m.newegg.com/product/N82E16813119163?ignorebbr=1&m_ver=1 AMD CPU and MoBo: AMD RYZEN 7 3800X 8-Core 3.9 GHz (4.5 GHz Max Boost) Socket AM4 105W 100-100000025BOX Desktop Processor https://m.newegg.com/product/N82E16819113104?ignorebbr=1&m_ver=1 ASUS ROG STRIX X370-F GAMING AM4 AMD X370 SATA 6Gb/s ATX AMD Motherboard https://m.newegg.com/product/N82E16813132989?ignorebbr=1&m_ver=1 I'm pretty sure I've covered the compatability for both sets here, but if I didn't I'd love for anyone to point it out! Even if there's bottleneck issues. And yes I'm kind of going for rgb this time. I was never really into it but recently got some new fans for my current build and I love it now. From the benchmarks I've seen I see the Ryzen is much more powerful but the build total is gonna be an extra 600 bucks which isn't terrible for me I guess. I'm just really curious how much of a difference this is gonna make in gameplay for me, and how noticable it'll be. Lastly, I have no idea what makes a good motherboard so if you have any recommendations or just tips in general on motherboards id love to hear them! Thank you guys so much for your time and any input!
  8. Well I appear to have fixed it finally! it was as easy as going into my network and setting a static IP. all this work and the solution was so simple. oh well
  9. Hey all! First post here so hopefully I do everything right. Anyway, this issue has been ongoing for years now, and its weird because sometimes it'll happen quite often, and other times It doesn't happen for months at a time. To sum up the issue: Anytime I'm playing a game or sometimes streaming (netflix, hulu, etc), I'll just randomly lose connection for a split second. You can imagine how this is a pain in video games, especially being top of the scoreboard for a while and then BAM, I get the lovely "lost connection to EA servers" or whatever company's game im playing. Now I work in maritime so I'm away on boats a lot, and I guess it appears to be an issue only after I'm home for a while and play a lot. It's almost like when I'm gone for a couple weeks and come back I don't have this issue as much. I'm using a wired connection, and theres 3 other computers in the house on wireless. They don't seem to lose connection like I do at all. It appears to be isolated to just my rig. There is a couple wireless printers on this network as well, and every once in a while a cell phone or two are connected to the wifi. Pretty sure I have one of optimums highest packages. I've tried to troubleshoot it myself by doing quite a few things including: forwarding ports replacing the ethernet cable purchased a network card instead of using the mobos built in went into the adapter settings and changed link speed from "auto negotiate" to "1gb/s full duplex" resetting the router before playing None of those have brought me luck at all. I'm still using windows 7 which was gonna be my next troubleshooting idea (upgrading to 10?) If anyone has any advice or tips please let me know! Also if you need more information Thank you all in advance for any and all help