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Everything posted by Wyre

  1. So, I have spent the better part of three weeks absorbing information about all the motherboards below the $250 mark. The ASUS AM4 TUF Gaming X570-Plus motherboard has a VRM that isn't quite as good as the Gigabyte X570 Elite (per Buildzoid and GN) and has Realtek LAN which is not as good as the Intel LAN that is included on the Gigabyte board. You are correct that the X570 Prime and ROG motherboards have a slightly better VRM package... However those boards are in excess of $300 USD.
  2. Do you have a specific ASUS board in mind? I am looking for a very stable (read overkill) VRM without having to spend a lot of money on the motherboard... $200 - $250 USD is kinda the max I want to spend. Thanks!
  3. So I have been rolling a first generation Ryzen system since day of launch... I have $2000 to spend on CPU / Motherboard / RAM / Video card. Storage, Case, PSU are already purchased. Currently I am looking at the following: AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 3.8 GHz 12-Core Processor Gigabyte X570 AORUS ELITE ATX AM4 Motherboard G.Skill Trident Z Neo 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 8 GB XC ULTRA GAMING Video Card This is all well within budget, was curious if there are any other options that I should look at. Thank you
  4. Save from now until release. If you have the extra dosh, go for the faster CPU. If not - well you have what you need.
  5. https://pcpartpicker.com/list/wshzTH
  6. A320 chipset is incapable of any overclocking. B350 chipset has overclocking abilities, but is unable to do XFire / SLI, X370 can do all the things... This memory is on the QVL memory list certified up to the 2666 speed. https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA4S83V17360
  7. That is exactly what is happening...
  8. With nVidia, you can basically set power, and heat overheads, and let the card clock itself as high as it can go. Since you do not have any way of feeding the card more than 75 watts... it probably wont do much over what it is already clocked... and yes it is already overclocked from EVGA.
  9. With any OC, yes it may take more power than the PCI-E slot can provide - in which case the GFX card will become unstable. Only thing that you can do is try.
  10. Motherboard isnt going to really be the deciding factor in OC. That would be the CPU. Whats going on with your 1050?
  11. http://www.asrock.com/mb/AMD/AB350M/#Memory Check the QVL memory modules - make sure that you read the notes. You wont be getting 3000 speeds from this chipset - you will need to move up to the X370 chipset for that. Which, I know is not in your budget. 2666 memory is going to be your best bet.
  12. Considering that the turbo clock is 3.4, I don't personally think that it would be an issue to push to that point. Depending on the chip you could go faster, maybe slower. Pre-review samples have clocked pretty well.
  13. Yes you can overclock with the B350 chipset. The motherboard I linked is a mATX motherboard.
  14. Usually it is a good idea to stick to the QVL memory modules... especially with Ryzen being particularly picky about memory.
  15. There is not a cheaper B350 chipset mATX motherboard...
  16. https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113446 AMD RYZEN 3 1200 4-Core 3.1 GHz (3.4 GHz Turbo) Socket AM4 65W YD1200BBAEBOX Desktop Processor $109.99 https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157763 ASRock AB350M AM4 AMD Promontory B350 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard $62.99 https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820104733 HyperX Fury 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4 2400MHz DRAM (Desktop Memory) CL15 1.2V Red DIMM (288-pin) $68.79 AMD Ryzen Compatible*** Total is $241.77
  17. @Logerss Newegg just released the page for the 1200. It does include the cooler (Wraith Stealth) and is $109.00 USD https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113446
  18. Person that posted that video, already has the R3... and has been testing it. From what I understand it tests out the same weather you are simulating it by cutting down a R5 in UEFI, or running the actual hardware.
  19. Benchmarks are not showing that the extra 4 threads makes any difference (clock for clock) in actual games, not synthetics. Also looks like Newegg just updated their pages with the first R3 1300x, it appears that the wrath cooler might be included (conflicting information on the page)... At least the prices match what was leaked from a few weeks back.
  20. There are already performance tests showing that in most games the R3 4c/4t (this was simulated by disabling cores and threads/this was done by Linus, and proved to be quite accurate) performs on par with the 6c12t 1600 when looking at purely games. Even adding the extra 4 threads from the 1400 makes little sense in a purely gaming centric point of view. Much like the 4c/4t i5 performs about the same as the 4c/8t i7 (think 3570k vs 3770k, 2500k vs 2600k, etc. etc. etc.). 4 cores is the sweet spot. It is like saying 16GB of memory will make games run faster, that simply isnt the case. 8GB has been the sweet spot for a long time. That is of course due to change... but it isnt going to be an overnight change. The budget is pretty basic. 250 dollars to squeeze a CPU/Motherboard/Cooler, or possibly a CPU(that has a cooler)/Motherboard/Memory kit. R3 releases in hours. Supposedly at 109 dollars USD, with a cooler... that leaves only $141 in the current budget (which is doable) for motherboard and memory. Now anything outside of gaming, rendering, video encoding, etc... the more the merrier when it comes to cores and threads... up to a point anyway. I do apologize if I missed what you were trying to put into your message. It is after 3am, and my brain has more or less decided to take a nap.
  21. 100 dollars more, the point of going for the R3 was gaming performance within the budget (at least as close as possible) in gaming the R5 1600 really doesnt perform any better than the R3. 4 cores and threads is plenty for gaming right now. Later upgrades will be available within the upgrade path.
  22. http://www.corsair.com/en-us/am4-amd-retention-bracket-kit-for-hydro-series-coolers There you go, although if you have purchase information, just shoot it over to Corsair, they will send you the right part. For the most part Corsair is a very good company. At least they have always treated me very well.
  23. Heated air rises only when there is sufficient cooler (therefore denser) air to take its place. As far as the directionality of the video cards fan... it really doesnt matter the orientation of the card, as long as it has access to cool air.
  24. There really is not a good short answer for this. Yes you can change the tubing, however, AIO coolers are not designed to ever be taken apart. Generally they run oddball size tubing/barbs. If you are very careful, you should be able to do this, and make it leak free if you use something like Zebra clamps on the fittings. (do not use standard worm gear clamps, as they will cut into the tubing, and cause leaks) Lastly, you have to ask yourself if it is worthwhile to invest time/money/energy on something that could destroy your computer.
  25. You could gut an old XBOX 360 and put a mITX motherboard in it I suppose.