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KarathKasun

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    KarathKasun reacted to WoodenMarker in Custom Water Loop Performance Increases   
    A static temperature difference isn't a consistent way to measure cooling performance. As load rises, the temp difference increases when comparing the same set of coolers.
    At the end of the day, coolers don't perform exactly the same. One is better and the other is worse.  
    Just because the load isn't heavy enough to separate the performance doesn't mean they're the same.
    It's similar to how the temp difference at idle could be the same for a Hyper 212 Evo and the NH-D14 yet the NH-D14 is still better.
    You can see an example here from CoolingTechnique: http://www.coolingtechnique.com/recensioni/air-cooling/dissipatori/1446-recensione-noctua-nh-d15.html?start=6
    When the load is increased, it becomes clear that custom loops outperform the highest end air coolers. The better performers can keep cooling where weaker coolers fail to provide adequate cooling. 
    https://youtu.be/_I--zROoRws?t=46
    I'm assuming you meant thermal paste since TIM is just thermal interface material which includes liquid metal. 
    Cooling is entirely determined by thermal interfaces which includes anything that can transfer heat such as LN2.
    When it comes to importance, the cooling interfaces closest to the heat source are exponentially more important than the cooling interfaces further away. 
    So interface between the die and IHS > interface between IHS and cooler base > interface between cooler base > rest of cooler > etc.
    A custom loop can be better if you have enough surface area. Whether that's what you're aiming for or will utilize is up to you. 
    For most users, there isn't any need to go further than a good air cooler like the NH-U12S. 
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    KarathKasun got a reaction from JabroniBaloney in 5.1 Surround with 4 speakers?   
    4 speakers + a sub is 4.1 surround.
     
    You put the speakers equally in front and behind and it will mix the two to give you side sounds.
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    KarathKasun reacted to Senzelian in Want to make a server to host games, could you guys help me make sure the parts are compatible   
    So what's your available bandwidth and ping to the nearest IXP (Internet Exchange Point)?
    Depending on that you might not be able to host anywhere near 100 players.
     
    Then we can talk hardware...
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    KarathKasun reacted to Senzelian in Want to make a server to host games, could you guys help me make sure the parts are compatible   
    Servers aren't servers because someone claims the hardware to be "server-grade".
    Servers are servers because they fulfill the role of a server in a network.
     
    To make it simple: Raid-controllers, Xeons, ECC-RAM, and server-chipsets are not going to make it a better server.
     
    First of all, you should establish why you need a server and whether it is actually worth building and maintaining one! You should also know your specific scenario. Is it just for a couple of guys on a Minecraft server or are you trying to host dozens of people on a private Battlefield V server? There are massive differences.
    Depending on that you can find out which hardware you need.
     
    And then you also need to know whether the available bandwidth of your internet connection is sufficient.
     
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    KarathKasun got a reaction from noxdeouroboros in System High CPU usage while more or less idle   
    The AV can also cause the OS to bloat caches leading to high memory usage that is not reported in the task manager process/detail tabs.
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    KarathKasun got a reaction from SenKa in Average fps in fortnite   
    Lower setting makes the situation worse, much larger FPS swings.
     
    Just run 1080p/high.
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    KarathKasun got a reaction from TheNamelessOne in Dual Channel Separate Sticks Or Kit Really Needed?   
    Same model single sticks are fine.
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    KarathKasun got a reaction from Wingfan in 1060 or 1660 for an FX-6300?   
    RX 570 can be had for $110.  It is twice as powerful as the RX 560.
     
    HOWEVER, the core system will keep you from seeing any huge benefits.  FX limits performance of even the RX 560.  I know from experience with my old 4.8ghz FX-8350 rig.
     
    FX is garbage.  It has less than half of the performance of the i7-4770 in many games.
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    KarathKasun got a reaction from JT241 in Custom Water Loop Performance Increases   
    NH-D14 is pretty much as good as it gets on air, and it will last forever with minimal maintenance.
     
    Temp difference and OC difference will be minimal.
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    KarathKasun reacted to minibois in Need RAM Help   
    Yes.
    You can obviously take out it of the system and get a new set, but by buying the same single stick of RAM you basically made yourself a set which works just as well as getting an entirely new set.
     
    Check your manual where you need to put the second stick of RAM, usually they recommend slots 2 and 4 (counting from socket side), but sometimes you can use slots 1 and 3 just fine.
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    KarathKasun got a reaction from Wingfan in Is my GPU being bottlenecked?   
    That is a Bulldozer APU, its CPU core is roughly half as powerful as a Ryzen core at the same clock speed.  4 core 4 thread Ryzen can do ~70% more work at the same clock as a 4 core 4 thread bulldozer.
     
    Your CPU sucks is what I am saying.
     
    The only way a GPU will help your FPS is if you are pushing 1080p or so with medium/high settings.  If you are trying to do the CS:GO thing, and run lowest settings to get 200+FPS, the GPU will not help at all.
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    KarathKasun reacted to Ttnuagmada in Custom Water Loop Performance Increases   
    just the stock fans
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    KarathKasun reacted to Ttnuagmada in Custom Water Loop Performance Increases   
    To be fair, even a monster custom loop isn't going to give you too much more over something like an NH-D15. That's because the bottleneck of CPU heat removal is generally the heat transfer from the core to the cooling solution. It of course is going to depend on the CPU, but a typical non-HEDT CPU is only going to perform slightly better with a custom loop vs a good AIO or a NH-D14/D15.
     
    Just to clarify, things change when we're talking about an HEDT chip.
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    KarathKasun got a reaction from JT241 in Custom Water Loop Performance Increases   
    Yep, worst price/perf PC upgrade.
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    KarathKasun got a reaction from JT241 in Custom Water Loop Performance Increases   
    Unless you are pushing system killing voltages, the performance boost is minimal.
     
    Without overclocking, the benefit is limited to slightly higher GPU boost speeds.
     
    With extreme air you can hit similar OC speeds as well.
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    KarathKasun got a reaction from Skiiwee29 in Custom Water Loop Performance Increases   
    Yep, worst price/perf PC upgrade.
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    KarathKasun reacted to Skiiwee29 in Custom Water Loop Performance Increases   
    Custom water loops is almost all in it for the looks and aesthetics, not the actual performance. You do gain minimal over top end air coolers or high end AIOs, but truthfully, not enough to really justify the cost compared. 
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    KarathKasun got a reaction from Taintedmind in Should I get an RX 560 by Sapphire or MSI GTX 1650 by 400W PSU?   
    RX 560 is trash for what it costs anymore.  It needs to be $60 before its a viable choice.
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    KarathKasun got a reaction from Smajke2222 in GTX 1050 ti with a 240W PSU   
    Well, if you hit 100% load on everything for any length of time you will likely trigger a failsafe in the PSU that will shut down your PC.
     
    You need a ~350w PSU to not have this problem and avoid any issues that could arise from overtaxing your PSU.
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    KarathKasun got a reaction from Smajke2222 in GTX 1050 ti with a 240W PSU   
    240w PSU does not put out 240w on 12v.  More like 200w.
     
    The CPU, GPU, HDD, fans, and some motherboard components use 12v.  So even if the GPU/CPU alone use 150w, with everything added together you would see something like 190w under load.  And that PSU is not designed to run at ~100% load continuously.
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    KarathKasun got a reaction from Smajke2222 in GTX 1050 ti with a 240W PSU   
    For this tier of system a $40 500w unit from a brand with a warranty is as much as I would put into it.
     
    It will be plenty for what you have and support a decent future set of hardware if you upgrade the core build.
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    KarathKasun got a reaction from Smajke2222 in GTX 1050 ti with a 240W PSU   
    There is a list somewhere in this site, but I would look for an 80+ bronze unit from Antec, EVGA, CoolerMaster, or SeaSonic.  There are probably some brands I did not mention, but those generally offer a few years of warranty coverage on their lower end units and you can find them on sale for ~$40.
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    KarathKasun got a reaction from Smajke2222 in GTX 1050 ti with a 240W PSU   
    The EVGA 500w Bronze is decent in this price range I believe.  Im sure someone else will comment on its quality or lack thereof.
     
    https://www.newegg.com/evga-500-br-100-br-0500-k1-500w/p/N82E16817438145
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    KarathKasun got a reaction from Smajke2222 in GTX 1050 ti with a 240W PSU   
    85% efficient at normal load.  Less wasted input electricity than older or non-certified PSUs.
     
    Has no impact on output power capability.
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    KarathKasun got a reaction from Smajke2222 in GTX 1050 ti with a 240W PSU   
    It should be enough at ~216w on the 12v side.  Gives you something like a 15-20% margin.
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