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About Eastman51

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  • Interests
    Video Games, computers, music
  • Biography
    Grew up playing the viola, got into IT. Have PC PRO, Network PRO, soon to have Sec +
  • Occupation
    USAF Help Desk


  • CPU
    Ryzen 5 2600x
  • Motherboard
    Asus ROG STRIX B350-F Gaming
  • RAM
    16GB Corsair Vengeance DDR4 3000MHz
  • GPU
    Asus GTX 1070 STRIX 8 GB
  • Case
    Fractal Design Define R6
  • Storage
    8TB (total) storage
  • PSU
    EVGA 700B
  • Display(s)
    Asus PB258 27" 1440p, Asus VS247 23" 1080p
  • Cooling
    3 120mm case fans, Noctua NH-D15, 3 140mm case fans
  • Keyboard
    Corsair K70 Rapidfire RGB
  • Mouse
    Corsair Scimitar Pro
  • Sound
    Asus DGX PCIe sound card
  • Operating System
    Microsoft Windows 10 Home (x64)
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  1. Eastman51

    What cpu should i pair with

    The 1400 is OK, but its outdated. You may as well get the 2600 if it fits in your budget. For intel? I'd recommend the 9600(k) or 8400 or 8600(k).
  2. Eastman51

    rtx 2070 help!

    I could run high-ultra (depending on game) with a 1070 Strix at 1440p. A 2070 can totally breeze through ultra at 1440p, easily.
  3. I always disable Fast Boot, every machine I ever configure/use I disable it.
  4. I'm not sure what the hell happened, but I was having issues posting beyond 2133Mhz with slot A2 filled the other day. Now its working. And with the voltage change I can actually run 3000Mhz now. I ran Fire Strike and Time Spy is running right now, we haven't crashed so I think I'm going to call it good from here on out. Thanks for the help everyone
  5. Changed DRAM voltage to 1.35v, now posted at 3000Mhz.
  6. Bumped it up to 3000MHz, immediate fail. Edit: dropped back to 2933MHz worked flawlessly again. Voltage or timings maybe?
  7. Cleared POST with all 4 @ 2933MHz new sticks A1, A2 old sticks B1, B2 hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm what is going on?
  8. Going back to this: New sticks work great in dual channel (A1, B1). Old sticks work fine in single channel (A1, A2). Something else may be amiss here.... Edit: New sticks also POST in A1, A2 @ 2933Mhz
  9. XMP is definitely not there, but yes I can manually edit things
  10. Eastman51

    Graphics Card Recommendation

    Sounds like a plan, go with a 2060 all they way at that point.
  11. Eastman51

    New to building - component advice

    That's actually a good point. A Noctua NH-U12 would probably get you good OC headroom off the lower TDP of the non X At least in my area/what I see online tells me you may as well get a 650W for ~$10-15 more than a 550W. But yea, quality units all the way.
  12. Eastman51

    Graphics Card Recommendation

    Roughly yea, easily gets you a 2060; granted you would be buying a new monitor later at that point. If you dropped to a RX580 (or similar) then you might be able to squeeze in a 1080p 60Hz monitor.
  13. Eastman51

    New to building - component advice

    The 2600 is cheaper, yes; but I mean, if the budget allows, why not? *shrug* idk I still recommend going higher than you need. True online calculator things are BS (bottleneck calculator, lmfao). Maybe a 550-650W instead?
  14. Eastman51

    Graphics Card Recommendation

    I've been using the same OEM key that came with a prebuilt system I bought in 2015 on 3 different configs across 4 or 5 different installs. And I'm planning on reinstalling again soon since my shutdown time is way too long for an SSD. A product key is a product key, OEM is just where you got it from.
  15. Eastman51

    New to building - component advice

    CPU: I recommend a Ryzen 5 2600x, or Ryzen 7 2700x, or an i5-9600k. For motherboards, get B450/X470 for the Ryzens or a H370/Z390 for the Intel. GPU: Get a 2060, they are only around $350 (not $490, lmao). 2060 is comparable to the 1070Ti RAM: The speed of the RAM actually makes or breaks Ryzen (a little bit). Ryzen has been proven to be faster with high speed memory. The "older articles" you read apply to DDR3, where RAM speed had little to no affect on anything. DDR4 is different. For coding/VMs, I would recommend a minimum of 16GB with 32GB ideal for lots of VMs. Aim for 3000MHz RAM. SSD: NVMe vs SATA has little to know difference for gaming and OS/application load times. The speed differences between them only matter in large file transfers, scratch disk based video editing, and other specific use cases. I would get a 120-250GB boot drive, a 1TB SATA SSD for generic things and a 4TB HDD for archival storage; or I would just get a 1TB SSD for boot and generic things, with a 4TB HDD for everything else. PSU: a 650W would be fine, but if your system power draw is going to be ~500W I would get a 750W for extra headroom. The main reason here being that a higher wattage PSU will run quieter and cooler than a PSU closer to your system power draw. I would also recommend an 80+ Gold rated unit or higher for improved power efficiency. I use the Seasonic Focus Plus Platinum 750W, which is a fantastic unit; but you could get any other PSU, as long as its a good model. There is a PSU tier list floating around on these forums that you can look at to find good units.