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    Cooler for Overclocking Ryzen 5 1500x

    Consider yourself lucky I guess. As others have said, don't expect to get anything above 4GHz. I stopped there, as the voltage was getting pretty high and couldn't exactly fully stabilize the machine. Was getting good stability in stress tests, except I would sometimes find my machine rebooted after some hours, even if it was left unattended and idling. You can see my full system spec in the sig, as well as the CPU-Z log at the bottom, together with temps and everything. Max temp I've seen was 69°C (noice) in Prime95 stressing, so for all I care, the cooling performance of the H60 is fine. My only problem with it is that its pump is particularly loud and that's a great annoyance for me, so I wouldn't recommend this AIO if you're particularly sensitive to the noise level. My point though, is that you can get pretty much any respectable performance cooler starting at around $50, and it will do a good job, but just don't expect that you will actually be able to take that CPU over 4GHz, regardless what cooling solution you use. Good luck!
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    Which CPU Cooler should I choose?

    Where are you shopping from? Looks like there are a bunch of options here https://www.pcgarage.ro/coolere/filtre/pret-150-pana-la-300/ Let me know how it works out for you once you get to stress your CPU, I might be interested in swapping my noisy H60 for an air cooler...
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    White LED strip on RGB controller?

    Yerp as I was thinking, RGB pins aren't just colour channels, they're pretty much ground pins (or negative terminals in DC), and then there's the +12V pin which should power the thing. It's likely I won't manage to get working on it before I go on holiday, but I'll try to get back with the result in some photos in a week or two. Thanks for the input, guys, I think I can do it right from now.
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    White LED strip on RGB controller?

    So you're saying connecting both +12V on the strip to the one on the mobo (and the two GND of the strip to two random channels) won't cut it? I can do the wiring work just fine and clean, and pins this size are available at at least two shops I know in town. Would the lights be too dim, you think? I eventually did find out what the numbers mean, but as far as I learnt, it's just a question of size and implicitly, luminosity. I don't want the case to be too bright anyway, it's mostly a dark theme that I eventually want to add a Xenomorph to, so if connecting the two +12V rails to the single + on the motherboard just makes it dimmer, then I'm willing to give it a shot. Thanks for replying, but please come back and clarify what you think the effect would be, and if the LEDs would work at all or this would maybe draw too much current (unlikely I think?). I understand some electronics and I'm confident with the handywork, but I still have serious lacunes in my knowledge and understanding of it, so I'm mostly trying to make sure that I won't set anything on fire.
  5. Lookin sharp. Also I can't help but notice we have the same keyboard and very similar LG UW screens. I'm just missing the second one atm
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    Outer leds

    If the panel isn't sound dampened, it should be relatively easy to do some DIY work and make your own acrylic panel, as @Pangea2017 said. Even more, you don't necessarily have to cut through the panel, here's a video of how you can do it without butchering your panel. Dietec is pretty talented at working with acrylic, so trust him, have a look at this video, and you can also check out the one linked in the description about how to do this by cutting the panel. Now I know you had something else in mind, but trust me if you go this way you'll make yourself a favour in the long run. If you're not very experienced at using high powered tools, I'd suggest the first method, in the video I linked. You'll only need a drill, which isn't all that difficult to handle (the steel of the case is pretty strong, so make sure your drill bit is new and of high quality, so it doesn't dull out quickly, in which case you might end up pressing too hard on the case and bending it), a tap, four screws, paint to match your case, although that's kinda optional, and some miscellaneous items you'll see in the vid. I hope you'll go down this route and actually make your PC look better instead of making a Luke-style mess that you'll hate in a while, so good luck with your project. EDIT: Just thought of another option for you. My last case also didn't have any clear panels, but didn't stop me from doing all the RGB I wanted. They're not perfectly closed, and they do give out light through cracks or holes, so if you throw some decent power LEDs in there, it's still going to light up. You can also put some strips beneath the front panel and underneath the case. Could be pretty good when yout turn off the light!
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    Soldering 0-4 guage wire

    I have a few cheapo soldering irons that I usually keep for dirty jobs, including this, simply said, large beast of an iron that I've only used a couple times for any real purpose. I'm sure you can just find one in a shop for cheap, as there's nothing special about them. Just make sure to get one with a beefy flat tip, with lots of surface. Plug it in, wait a few minutes for it to heat up, and then use a generous blob of solder on the tip to more efficiently heat the wire up. It takes a full minute or two to heat the wire up, but if you keep poking at the point of contact with a flux core solder wire, as soon as the wire starts flowing in, you can do a nice weld with full control over flow by just approaching the iron as needed, then you won't be burning any insulation or let the solder creep under it. They do a great job at soldering thick stuff, and NO you likely don't need 400W irons, this one I'm talking about is more in the area of 65, it just can get a little slow to heat up, but it's dirt cheap - mine was under $10. I'd send you a photo of the thing, but it's in my garage, and besides, there's really nothing special about it. It's just large.
  8. So it's time that I add my white LED strip, now that I got my power cover, only thing that troubles me is whether it's alright to plug it in the RGB controller on my mobo. Yeh I know I can't just plug it in, but I'll do the wiring right. The Mobo is an MSI X370 Krait Gaming, and the manual says something about using only 5050 RGB LED strips. Now I don't know what the hecking heck that 5050 means, but I can't figure why would I not be able to use this band I got... The LEDs are 12V 1.2W and have two power pins and two ground in the middle, as seen in attachments. The mobo RGB controller can be seen in the left side of the other photo as JLED1 and it has only one GND pin to the left, along with the three power channels. I'm thinking to connect both GND pins on the strip to the one on the mobo, and the two power pins to two of the RGB channels. You think there would be any problems? EDIT: According to the mobo manual, the one pin at the left is +12V so yeah...
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    How do I set up my storage

    Moreover, you should check your browser's settings and select a download file located on your storage drive (HDD). Same with any sort of apps that you use in order to download or create files (eg. screen capture software). In other words, try paying attention to your warez that create data so that they write the SSD as little as possible, as they degrade after a number of writes. As for the Windows 10 media disk, yes you can use it on as many PCs as you like, however you will have to install the OS with a new key for each system.
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    Zenfone 4 vs P20 Lite, what to buy?

    If I hadn't hold a Xiaomi just earlier today I'd not have known what Android One is. It comes with devices other than Nokia as well. But the wrapper flavor is unlikely to change my mind, unless it's spectacular, in which case I'm sure I could get it running on the ASUS in a matter of hours worth of reading and learning. As for price, the ASUS certainly seems to aim slightly lower than Huawei as well, at least on this Zenfone lineup.
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    Zenfone 4 vs P20 Lite, what to buy?

    Right, gimmicky, that's the word. The same feeling I had as well. Anyway @twistedapple89 @Quibiss I just went full retard and ordered the Zenfone 5 for $487, like just half an hour ago. No ragrets though, and considering the reviews and comparisons I've seen (vs OnePlus 6 and the like), I don't think I will have any. I know the Oneplus 6 has way better results in benchmarks and gaming, but I absolutely do not intend to game on it, and I'm entirely positive the device's performance will be more than adequate for my needs, for at least the next couple years. Gonna have it some time next week, and worst case scenario, I'll return it if I'm not satisfied in the first days. All in all, thanks for the replies, they pretty much helped me understand that this is the phone I need.
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    Zenfone 4 vs P20 Lite, what to buy?

    The design is what impresses me so much about it, too. Listening to music while cooking sounds like a pretty decent speaker, although knowing the P9 Lite speaker, I do have my doubts. I don't suppose one of those lenses on the back is a wide angle and I didn't notice that in the store? Can you let me know exactly what the dual lens thing does? I have reasons to believe it doesn't do much.
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    Zenfone 4 vs P20 Lite, what to buy?

    What I meant to say about the talk with my friend was that although he had zero input, he basically gave me a chance to listen to myself lol The Pixel XL and OnePlus Three seem to be rolling at around the $450 mark round here, discounted from ~ $550 but they don't seem to offer anything mind blowing. Am I missing anything? PS Thanks for the links, think Gearbest and I are gonna be good friends.
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    Zenfone 4 vs P20 Lite, what to buy?

    Wow I remember seeing the review now, it is indeed an awesome phone, however it doesn't seem to be on stock anywhere in the country. Other Oppo phones that are available here seem like pre-homo erectus era, sort of like Linus said, and way over priced by the importing companies. As for accessories, I'm under the impression that the Huawei might have more chances for a serious case (Spigen has several), but after all it wasn't the quality or lack of one that killed my last one after all. Regardless, if you do know any other manufacturer of quality phone cases that might support the Zen4 as well, let me know. As an update, I spoke with a friend that knows f**k all about phones as far as I'm concerned, and as an end result I realized that I'm leaning towards buying the ASUS. There's still time to change my mind though.