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About Lurick

  • Title
    Breaker of Networking Gear
  • Birthday 1990-03-13

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  • Gender
  • Location (RTP, NC)
  • Occupation
    Network Engineer - Breaker of all the things!


  • CPU
    Ryzen 7 3700X @3.9GHz
  • Motherboard
    Asus x570-E ROG Strix
  • RAM
    4x8GB G.Skill TridentZ 3600MHz
  • GPU
    EVGA RTX 2080Ti XC Gaming (11G-P4-2382-KR)
  • Case
    beQuiet Dark Base 700
  • Storage
    512GB Samsung 970 Pro
  • PSU
    Corsair HX1000i
  • Display(s)
    27" XB271HU
  • Cooling
    beQuiet Dark Rock Pro 4
  • Keyboard
    Corsair K70 RGB w/ Cherry MX-Red Keys
  • Mouse
    Corsair Scimitar PRO RGB Black
  • Sound
    Corsair Void Pro RGB Headset
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 64-Bit Pro
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  1. Right now, for the value proposition I prefer AMD. Sure I might lose a few frames in a couple games but overall at the quality and detail levels I play at it doesn't matter.
  2. Yah, the -B and -C series cables are corsair specific so not compatible with the EVGA models. -E series are EVGA specific. I'm 99% sure it's to do with the wiring being different on the brands so they could cross two wires in an EVGA model from the PSU side of things that aren't crossed coming from a Corsair PSU or vice versa. The motherboard side of things is obviously standard but the cables need to match on the PSU side and they'll often use different layouts on the PSUs as well. Example is my Corsair PSU has a 14 + 10 pin split for the motherboard power and the wires from the PSU cross over to match up to the pinouts on the motherboard properly, so basically there are a lot of ways a PSU can be wired on the backend that need to be normalized.
  3. You will almost definitely kill something by using those. You'll need -E series https://cablemod.com/product-category/pro-series/?filter_series=e-series-evga
  4. Where did you get the cable from? Can you post a link? If it's damaged I'm curious if you bought CCA cable (copper clad aluminum) and not pure copper. CCA cable is also very fragile and can easily break.
  5. Yah, so long as the total cable length is under 100 meters from router to switch it will all work just fine exactly as you have it laid out
  6. I'm not even finding E7A32AMS as a BIOS download option under the Gaming Pro Carbon board HOWEVER I do see a reference to it for the Gaming Pro Carbon AC board on some sites. Do you have the Pro Carbon or the Pro Carbon AC, because they do use different BIOS versions with the Pro Carbon AC using 7A32v2IP as the latest. Edit: Just to clarify, I'm not seeing the original BIOS version you listed E7A32AMS as an option for either board on the download page, just references to that name elsewhere.
  7. Ah, well I didn't see that in your original post Revolut seems to be another option for European users
  8. Is this in your local currency? A $160 case is definitely not needed. PCPartPicker Part List CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($185.99 @ Amazon) Motherboard: MSI B450M PRO-VDH MAX Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($78.98 @ Newegg) Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg) Storage: Intel 660p Series 1.02 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($82.99 @ Newegg) Video Card: MSI Radeon RX 580 8 GB ARMOR OC Video Card ($144.99 @ Newegg) Case: Antec P6 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg) Power Supply: Corsair CXM 650 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($69.99 @ Corsair) Total: $662.92 Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-12-01 08:56 EST-0500
  9. AM4 doesn't use a socket cover since the pins are on the CPU. OP, do you mean if you delid the CPU?
  10. Do you have a general budget in mind to avoid going over for this? I believe Plex supports GPU encoding to some extent but I haven't really looked at it to be honest. If you're talking a couple 1080p transcodes at a time then there is a wide range of processors out there which you could use. I think the general rule of thumb is to have a passmark score of around 1500 per 1080p transcode. You can easily find the passmark score of a CPU by just googling "x passmark score". You don't need ECC memory or anything crazy, just a stable ethernet connection to the box and a good enough CPU. I would say 8GB of memory is more than enough and you could probably get away with less.
  11. Go here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10 Click on "Download Tool Now" Open MediaCreationTool1909.exe Go through the prompts and at this screen make sure you select USB Flash Drive And then continue on, select your USB drive, and it will create a bootable USB. You can check which method you used by inserting the USB into the computer and browsing to the USB drive. If it only contains a .iso file then you selected ISO file and need to redo the setup.
  12. What steps did you follow? Did you use the installer to make a bootable USB or did you just download the ISO and just put it on the key?
  13. X79 boards were before the time of RGB so you're out of luck there