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Pendragon

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  1. I'm running a 9600k at 4.8ghz, 1.315vcore, medium llc, Aorus Z390 Elite board. CPU-Z reports 1.224v but Hwinfo reports 1.339v during Prime95 Which one should I use? They are so hugely different. AVX Offset 1.
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    Help - Gtx 1080 VRM ripped off

    Don't know if you can tell but it says 330 818PB d ? anyway to find out what part this is? Any way to look at an Aorus 1080 mini schematic?
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    Help - Gtx 1080 VRM ripped off

    Can you explain this? I have no idea what I'm doing so kind of worried. So desolder the entire part including the tabs?
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    Help - Gtx 1080 VRM ripped off

    So I'm not entirely sure what I ripped off. But can I solder it back on? it seems like an extremely clean break. Basically, I was putting on VRM heatsinks onto my GPU for a Kraken mod and I was poking at the heatsinks and this one came right off. Can I resolder it on? Please help.
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    Motherboard for i5-9600k

    The ud is fine. But hella barebones. The aorus z390 elite is not too much more expensive if you budget can stretch that
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    Scrapping my eGPU GPU build

    @Billy Pilgrim @wONKEyeYEs the most relevant question is whether the top end zen 2 will beat out the 9900k in strictly gaming scenarios. Value be damned. If Intel still performs better, it's gonna have to be Intel.
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    Z390 Aorus Elite Color Changed???

    Wow I'm stupid. Okay I got it. Thanks for the clarification guys. @TheThymo @Firewrath9
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    Scrapping my eGPU GPU build

    no max budget. just very value orientated shopper. and almost strictly for gaming. ZERO content creation. Lemme know if you can link me something. I just wanted 3200-3600mhz ram with low latency. All these prices in Canadian rupees btw.
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    Z390 Aorus Elite Color Changed???

    the ram sockets are not rbg though
  10. So I've been a longtime eGPU user (wild I know). And I'm finally transitioning into a job where I can stay in one place so I started thinking about swapping back to a desktop. I have the Aorus GTX 1080 gaming box so I already have the GPU, so this build is entirely focused on everything else. CPU: Intel - Core i5-9600K 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor ($358.00 @ Powertop) Yes I know it's an i5, but I'll probably get the 9900k sometime down the road second hand for the upgrade (2-3 years down the line) CPU Cooler: Noctua - NH-D15S 82.52 CFM CPU Cooler ($99.95 @ Amazon Canada) Motherboard: Gigabyte - Z390 AORUS ELITE ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($219.00 @ Canada Computers) Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($179.99 @ Powertop) Storage: Crucial - MX500 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($89.55 @ shopRBC) Storage: Seagate - Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($61.99 @ Powertop) Case: Fractal Design - Meshify C TG ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.99 @ Newegg Canada) Power Supply: Corsair - RMx (2018) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($134.99 @ Amazon Canada) 750w is hella overkill for an i5 + 1080 but this is something I'm gonna keep. Total: $1108.47 Thoughts?
  11. Very simple question. Did Aorus change the color of their motherboards? Which is great because I love my silver looking one but nobody else has said anything on this topic so I'm confused. Did I get a dud board or is black and silver the new aorus? The ram modules are all silver now.
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    Motherboard for i5-9600k

    i just got the aorus elite. the lowest end board u should get with a k series on z390 is the Gigabyte UD board someone linked up top.
  13. @Tiber1337 Hmmm, pretty much what everyone said is wrong. Firstly, Alienware eGPU implementation is great. It's a direct 4x lane without any TB3 conversion loss. If you look at benchmarks comparing 16x vs 4x the difference is like 5%. So whatever. TB3 does incur higher losses depending on how you run it. Interestingly, ULV CPUs work better with eGPUs up to a certain point due to OPI. Note. Up to a certain extent. If you take a look at benchmarks on Firestrike from someone using a ULV CPU+xGPU and a 6 core 45W CPU+xGPU, the ULV setup's GPU score is generally higher. (source: ultrabookreview). However, if you're planning to add a 2080 then you'll need the 6 core 45w CPU to scale even if you incur higher losses, it's worth it once you hit a high enough GPU power threshold. I run my XPS13 (2018 white) with an Aorus 1080 box and I get around 1070 to 1070ti desktop levels. Note my setup is very optimized, highly overclocked and lots of aftermarket modding went into it. A stock setup is around 1070max-q with a 1080 box. Hence you can assume a tier downgrade from whathever GPU you're running using TB3 (2080ti will run like a 2080/1080ti) and no downgrade using Alienware's eGPU setup. ^ those are the facts. Now for my opinion. Why the fuck are you using a 17in laptop for eGPU? The point of eGPU was to have a thin and light notebook do it no? But ultimately up to you. If you really really want to run the best eGPU setup, Alienware is the best implementation on the market. BUT all Alienware's are heavy as fuck. I lugged one around for 2 years and while I was fine, when I went to my XPS13 it was a completely different experience. Should probably get a thin and light ish laptop with a 6 core CPU + eGPU
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