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  1. Yup, as in choice 2. With all three of you guys recommending that, I'm going to listen and go that route. Thanks very much!
  2. I had this happen perhaps 3-5 times on my computer. Asus Crosshair VIII Formula Ryzen 9 3900X It hasn't done it in a while - probably after one of the BIOS updates. I'm not really sure though.
  3. Cheers for the help! OK, PE radiators and the distro plate it is.
  4. Interestingly, I've been googling products on the Asus QVL and it seems none of my desired higher speed and lower latency RAM modules are available, or they only ship from the US, and I'm in the UK. Maybe I will just wait and hope that more become available as time passes and the AMD fast RAM market desire motivates manufacturers.
  5. I'm planning my first water cooling build with hard line. Yes, I realise it's more difficult, but I have R/C model building experience and am somewhat mechanically handy so I reckon I can handle the extra difficulty. I'm also perfectly prepared to get a whole lot of bends wrong in the learning process. I have a few choices for this build, as it seems to me, and wondered what you guys would think. The PC: AMD Ryzen 9 3900X Asus Crosshair VIII Formula motherboard, the one that comes with the EK block for VRM cooling. Asus RTX2070 Super OC Advanced. Lian Li PC-O11 Dynamic XL Choice 1: Slim or medium thick radiators - either the EK SE 360 or the EK PE 360. I was planning to fit two of these. Given the above, I should have more than sufficient cooling capacity regardless of this choice. Choice 2: Put the above two radiators on air intake, one on the bottom of the case, one on the side. That would leave me with four exhaust fans, 1 rear and 3 top. All 120mm. I think this will be the more effective cooling solution as both radiators will ingest cool outside air. Choice 3: Use the EK G1 distribution block, putting that on the side. This would mean having one radiator on the bottom as intake, and one at the top as exhaust. I feel this will be the prettier option, but may have a small cooling performance penalty as already slightly warmed air will be exhausting through the top radiator.
  6. I'm looking for some reasonably high performance RAM for my setup, which is currently: AMD Ryzen 9 3900X Asus Crosshair VIII Formula motherboard Asus RTX2070 Super Advanced OC I'm keen on spending a decent amount of money, my budget is perhaps at the 75th percentile. Enough to get great performance without hitting the massive extra cost for that last little bit of performance. What should I go for? My build would look best with white RGB ram sticks, but I feel a bit lost really hence my post here.
  7. Update: Having disabled the AMD RAID in the motherboard, and reinstalled windows to use 1 MP600 as the boot and system drive, and the other as D:\ drive, the locking up problem has gone away. It looks to me like the issue is either with the motherboard or with the raid drivers. Bah humbug. That took a lot of sorting out.
  8. Yeah, I have three WD Black 6TB drives in my system, and although I can hear them, they aren't very loud.
  9. Cheers for the recommendations. I tend to use robocopy cmd scripts. I've occasionally used Acronis True Image as it's free with the WD drives I've bought over the years, but yeah, mostly robocopy for data.
  10. I shouldn't think I'm close to using all the PCI lanes - Zen 3 and X570 are noted for having plenty. It's probably something else.
  11. Pleasure! Also this website is really useful for finding fast memory cards: https://havecamerawilltravel.com/photographer/fastest-microsd-cards/ I regularly download a lot of GoPro footage so I've some UHS-II cards. They're not any faster in the GoPro, but they are much faster to download from.
  12. Ps Mr Husky might be chuckling at my Afrikaans username, although I'm actually from the Netherlands, aka a Real Dutchman (TM).
  13. LOL "exceeding the speed limit". Is that a technical term? I've 3 x WD 6TB black drives, a Samsung EVO 860, an RTX2070 Super, and the system drive on a Samsung 950 Pro an NVMe PCI card.
  14. Yep, I have the Asus windows AMD raid drivers installed. Also have latest BIOS on the motherboard, all windows updates, chipset drivers updated, etc. Tried clearing CMOS. No luck.
  15. You want one of these card readers. They support UHS-I and UHS-II and are USB 3.1 gen 2. Even downloading from two UHS-II cards with each card doing 290MB/s, that still doesn't max out the reader or the USB. https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07HM9N247/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1