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About Archer20

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  • Interests
    Dungeons & Dragons, World of Warcraft, Rock Music, Fast Cars, and Beer
  • Occupation
    Cyber Security Engineer


  • CPU
    AMD Threadripper 2950X 16 Core/ 32 Thread 4.4ghz (XFR)
  • Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Zenith Extreme
  • RAM
    Quad Channel Gskill Flare X 32GB 2933mhz 14-14-14-34
  • GPU
    EVGA GTX 1080 Ti FTW3
  • Case
    Corsair Graphite 780T
  • Storage
    250GB Samsung 850 Evo SSD(OS/Drivers), 250GB Samsung EVO 970 NVME M.2 SSD (WoW and Video Editing) , 240GB SSD(Main Games), 1TB 7200RPM Western Digital Black HDD (Other Games), 1TB 7200RPM Western Digital Blue HDD (Data)
  • PSU
    1000W Seasonic Prime Titanium
  • Display(s)
    3820x2160 (4K) Dell Ultrasharp UP3216Q 60hz
  • Cooling
    NZXT Kraken X72 AIO /w 380mm Radiator
  • Keyboard
    Corsair K70 Lux /w Cherry MX Blues
  • Mouse
    Corsair Scimitar Pro
  • Sound
    Logitech Z533 /w Subwoofer & Sennheiser HD 599s /w Blue Black Ice Snowball Mic
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit
  • Laptop
    Dell Inspiron Gaming 7567
    Intel i7 7700HQ
    NVIDIA 1050 Ti
    Dual Channel 32GB 2400mhz RAM
    SSD Boot Drive and 1TB Game HDD

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  1. Maximus hero has always been a great choice! Congrats!. It will be worth it for the peace of mind
  2. As good as the 970 was for it's time, SLIing it won't net you good results for most modern titles. It would be better to sell it as others suggested and buy a better single card solution.
  3. There are many ways to induce heat fatigue to a PSU, I only mentioned one way. Indeed, it appears you left a bit of capacity unused. I don't know what you had in your prior build however. Ryzen came out in 2017, so it's safe to assume you had a build prior that could have pulled more power or induced more heat.
  4. Typically thermal limits are set through BIOS. I don't believe there is a software solution for that. IMO don't run the computer until you get a replacement fan.
  5. I'd have to do some research. It could be any number of things. Anything from hardware, to firmware, to software can cause high DPC. It may be the firmware(BIOS) on the board or the way components are configured on it. RAM latency is different, as is cache latency.
  6. Exactly. That is why I always leave at least 25% of wattage to be unused.
  7. Personally, I would only recommend ASUS and ASrock boards. MSI and Gigabyte I've seen way too many issues with.
  8. It's highly dependent on the game, as you've ascertained. CPU dependent games will suffer much more. Battlefield is a CPU dependent game for sure. I've seen high interrupts/DPC latency cause microstutter, but it was induced by Corsair Cue 2 for the RGB lighting. I've also seen malfunctioning USB devices cause the same stutter by slamming the CPU with interrupts.
  9. That would be the northbridge, which is where the VRMs are. If a VRM is toast, that would certainly cause issues. Sounds to me like it is indeed MOBO.. Your welcome!
  10. It...can. It depends on how much latency and how many CPU interrupts are generated. Needless to say, you should be fine.
  11. If you smelled something burning, the first thing I would do is, in the direction of the smell, shine a light and check for burned circuitry on the board. Have you investigated that? That would 100% confirm board.
  12. Forgive me, I have a 120 dollar Blu-Ray burner that is still sitting on my shelf from 8 months ago that I have not installed.
  13. That is correct. EPYC is SOC(or system on chip).
  14. Ya, threadripper does most tasks with ease. EPYC is mainly for server tasks that require a ton of resources, and may perform worse in some cases for the tasks that you mentioned.
  15. Excellent explanation for him. Here I am using terms like half duplex and collision(referencing packet collision in a net hub). Sometimes I speak too much like an engineer ?