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Zando Bob

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    Zando Bob reacted to warboy airbrusher in Death Stranding PC   
    SSD nvme: S3PLUS TECHNOLOGIES 512 GB
     

     

     
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    Zando Bob got a reaction from ShrimpBrime in Over clocking threadripper   
    Yes. Dude back in February slapped a 3990X to 5.5 on all cores. That’s on LN2 and not sustainable or at anything near safe voltages, so if you’re asking if you can daily a 5.0 or higher allcore, not at all. IIRC they cap out around 4.6-4.7 allcore, probably lower if you aren’t willing to risk chunkier voltages. 
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    Zando Bob reacted to Den-Fi in LTT Official Folding Month 2020!!!   
    Same.
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    Zando Bob reacted to warboy airbrusher in Death Stranding PC   
    Here are some photos of the MSI GTX 1650 Super

     

     

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    Zando Bob reacted to RhysMusique in AMD to intel swap - Drivers?   
    I agree - but damn I have so much on this install that I wouldn't remember what is even on there, as well as the fact that I do a lot of Flight Simulation on Prepar3d, and the amount of add-ons I have installed on my secondary drives (but linked through to the P3D install on my main windows drive) is unreal. Not feeling having to re-link all of that back up for the rest of time. But I totally agree with your comment and thank you for the advice.

    Besides I think my install of Windows is fairly uncluttered. I tend to uninstall everything except for what I know I need, which gives me a nice streamlined install.
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    Zando Bob got a reaction from Haro in AMD to intel swap - Drivers?   
    Removing the drivers is defo a good idea, I'd recommend a full fresh install of Windows if you don't mind reinstalling everything though, it's nice to start with a clean, well running install. 
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    Zando Bob got a reaction from SavageNeo in Over clocking threadripper   
    Yes. Dude back in February slapped a 3990X to 5.5 on all cores. That’s on LN2 and not sustainable or at anything near safe voltages, so if you’re asking if you can daily a 5.0 or higher allcore, not at all. IIRC they cap out around 4.6-4.7 allcore, probably lower if you aren’t willing to risk chunkier voltages. 
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    Zando Bob reacted to warboy airbrusher in Death Stranding PC   
    Hi, I present to you a pc inspired by the video game Death Stranding. The peripherals will also be customized.
     
    MB: MSI MAG B550 TOMAHAWK
    VGA: MSI GTX 1650 Super
    CPU: Ryzen 3 3400
    RAM: S3PLUS TECHNOLOGIES 32 GB 3200 MHZ
    SSD nvme: S3PLUS TECHNOLOGIES 512 GB
    PSU: RIOTORO ENIGMA 850 W
    FAN: RIOTORO RGB KIT PRISM
    Custom Watercooling: ALPHACOOL
    KEYBOARD: RIOTORO GHOST WRITER ELITE
    MOUSE: RIOTORO AUROX BLACK PRISM
     
    Here are some photos of the  MSI MAG B550 TOMAHAWK


     


     
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    Zando Bob reacted to LordOfWinterfell in Did i burn my rgb?   
    The aio is working fine right? If yes, then who cares about RGB  
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    Zando Bob got a reaction from Mateyyy in What operating system do you like or hate, and why?   
    They're all good. I use Windows for games/oddball software, macOS for work and multitasking/general web browsing, and Linux for uhhhh..... I run various distros in VMs sometimes for like 2 minutes as I basically poke it with a stick and see if it does anything. 
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    Zando Bob got a reaction from Haro in What operating system do you like or hate, and why?   
    They're all good. I use Windows for games/oddball software, macOS for work and multitasking/general web browsing, and Linux for uhhhh..... I run various distros in VMs sometimes for like 2 minutes as I basically poke it with a stick and see if it does anything. 
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    Zando Bob got a reaction from Collin_S in LTT Official Folding Month 2020!!!   
    Ancient article, but replace XP with Windows 10 and ya got it: https://www.techpowerup.com/articles/other/26

    Basically WHQL = this driver is stable and supposed to have no known issues with it. 
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    Zando Bob got a reaction from steelo in What operating system do you like or hate, and why?   
    They're all good. I use Windows for games/oddball software, macOS for work and multitasking/general web browsing, and Linux for uhhhh..... I run various distros in VMs sometimes for like 2 minutes as I basically poke it with a stick and see if it does anything. 
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    Zando Bob got a reaction from bmx6454 in What operating system do you like or hate, and why?   
    They're all good. I use Windows for games/oddball software, macOS for work and multitasking/general web browsing, and Linux for uhhhh..... I run various distros in VMs sometimes for like 2 minutes as I basically poke it with a stick and see if it does anything. 
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    Zando Bob got a reaction from Yesterday in What operating system do you like or hate, and why?   
    They're all good. I use Windows for games/oddball software, macOS for work and multitasking/general web browsing, and Linux for uhhhh..... I run various distros in VMs sometimes for like 2 minutes as I basically poke it with a stick and see if it does anything. 
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    Zando Bob got a reaction from Hackentosher in Antivirus software   
    Windows Defender is fine, add in a MalwareBytes scan every now and then if you're worried, but you should be good unless you're visiting super dodgy sites and then downloading stuff from them. 
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    Zando Bob reacted to jaslion in is it worth exchanging an i5-7400 in a i5-9600k?   
    Like for no cost in money? Yeah. If it costs you money idk. Whats the price?
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    Zando Bob reacted to TVwazhere in Best Thermal Paste   
    Kryonaut and NT-H2 are some of the top contenders for thermal pastes. 
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    Zando Bob reacted to porina in The "I'm not buying Zen 3" gaming build   
    This is a work in progress. I wanted to build a "next gen" gaming system, with a Zen 3 CPU and targeting a 3080, but decided to cheap out once Zen 3 was actually announced. I don't doubt it will be the best gaming CPU, but I didn't want to pay for the current announced offerings. As such, I decided to reuse parts from my other systems.
     
    Provisional parts list
    Ryzen 3700X Noctua D15 Asrock Fatal1ty B450 Gaming-ITX/ac Kingston HyperX RGB 4000 ram at 2400 (I'm checking for stability at low speed before I turn it up, I don't recall which systems this ram has had problems with) EVGA G2L 850W PSU Crucial P1 1TB NVMe SSD Crucial MX500 1TB SATA SSD Corsair Graphite 230T case Some GTX 1060 3GB (placeholder, to be replaced by 3080 when I can get one) Yes, this might seem an odd mix, but it is more a case of "what I have" than "what I'd choose today". The two SSDs were bought new, since the donor systems I raided the parts from had WD Green SSD and hard disks... the ITX mobo is going to be the biggest limit for this system I feel. At some point I want to add 2.5G ethernet to this system, and I think I'll have to go USB for that.
     
    Things still to do
    Get a 3080 or similar GPU! Replace the D15 with the Chromax Black LTT edition, with orange trim to match the case. It's in another system right now. Configure the software on the system Look for 2.5GBE options that don't need PCIe. Most likely will have to go USB. Stress test it - gaming is serious business! My 21 YouTube followers deserve it.  
    Random thoughts about the components used
     
    The 3700X is arguably one of the top two gaming CPUs I have, the other being the 8086k in my existing gaming system. I wanted to go 8 cores for next gen, so the 3700X is what I can do without buying a new CPU. I do have a spare Z390 mobo actually, and getting an 8 core Coffee Lake was a consideration.
     
    The cooler only has one fan on it since I ran out of headers on the mobo, and I don't know if I have fan splitters. I'm not sure it'll be that important since I'm leaving the CPU at stock 88W PPT limit.
     
    The mobo is one of two Ryzen boards I still have. The other is X370 chipset, and when I tried to build around that, I had an unexpected crash with what was a pretty clean system. That got me concerned that the generational gap between chipset and CPU was too great. The B450 board was in a system I was trying to sell anyway, so I thought I'd give that a try. So far, so good.
     
    The ram is a kit I was already using with the 3700X. Although it is rated at 4000, it also has an XMP profile at 3600 that I found gave better real world results on both Intel and AMD systems. So I was going to use that... but I'm not 100% sure about its compatibility. When I first got the kit I was using it to test in various systems, not all without problems. As such, I'm running at 2400 (highest SPD) while I do the initial configuration, and only switch on XMP once I'm ready to stress test.
     
    The EVGA PSU I bought on sale. They're not a brand on my normal radar, but as said, it was on sale at the time, and I think it was pretty high up the PSU tier list, so I grabbed it. Kinda wasted on a quad core Broadwell system without PSU before I moved it here. At 850W I hope that is more than sufficient for the demands a 3080 might make of it.
     
    The two Crucial SSDs were chosen in part for price and performance. The P1 is essentially a better version of the Intel 600p QLC. Some seem to run away fast when they hear those three letters, but my thinking is, for a gaming workload it'll be primarily read only. They're perfectly fine in that area. I wanted an NVMe one for increased bandwidth, looking forwards if more games might make use of RTX IO or similar. This might not be PCIe 4.0, but I'm not paying for a 4.0 SSD. The premium isn't worth it to me. In time, it'll be standard and we'll also get faster read speeds at a lower price. So for now, a 3.0 drive will still give a good increase over SATA that I've tended to use regardless. The 2nd SATA drive I didn't intend to buy but it was really cheap (even lower than a BX500) on Prime Day so I snapped it up. I think it'll help anyway as I'll likely want to make game recordings, and the NVMe is overkill for that. Also it can be a place to store older games that wont benefit from faster transfers.
     
    The case housed the previously mentioned Broadwell system, so moving the mobo into it meant I don't need to move the PSU. I like the case anyway, with better airflow than newer ones.
     
    No comment on the 1060, that's just to allow me to get the software set up ready. I'm still targeting a 3080 10GB as the ideal GPU in the short term. I'm thinking I would take a 3070 if that is more available, but then I'd skip the 3080 10GB and only replace when the 3080 20GB happens. Since I have multiple gaming systems, I can move GPUs around as best suits the needs at the time.
     
    If AMD do eventually announce lower Zen 3 CPU offerings, and if my B450 mobo will get the bios update to allow one to be used, then that could still be a path for the future. Just one lacking PCIe 4.0.
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    Zando Bob reacted to Den-Fi in LTT Official Folding Month 2020!!!   
    BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.
    Imma go fold for EVGA.
    They care about me.
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    Zando Bob reacted to Sauron in Xbox One SoC now available on AliExpress   
    Ah, yes, the productivity of the process truly is slow and fast fast fast
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    Zando Bob reacted to aisle9 in Is it ethical to sell a subpar AIB GPU?   
    As long as you disclose up front that it's a POS, sure. If you suspect it leaks and sell it anyway, then you're a terrible person.
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    Zando Bob got a reaction from Haro in Can you throw a fx processor in am3 motherboard?   
    Yes. That I already answered. 

     
    Here's the full CPU support list too: https://www.asus.com/Motherboards/M4A77T/HelpDesk_CPU/

    Latest BIOS version to quote additional CPU compatability was including updates to allow for some Athlons, Semprons, and Phenoms, no FX. 

    It is a reasonable question, but it very rapidly becomes a stupid question when someone already answered it. 
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    Zando Bob got a reaction from kelvinhall05 in Can you throw a fx processor in am3 motherboard?   
    Most mobo OEMs keep motherboard spec sheets up for a while: 

     
    Doesn't look like it supports FX:

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    Zando Bob got a reaction from PeachGr in i7 8700k Jump to AMD now or wait for DDR5 ram and 30 series prices to settle   
    Wait. The 8700K is pretty much the farthest thing from a slouch, unless you just need more cores for rendering or something. 
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