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  1. xWood4000

    Zen vs Zen+ OC

    I'm thinking about buying the 2300X when it comes out. Does zen+ has better OC performance on average than zen since it's 12nm instead of 14nm? I know that theoretically thermal output/core should be lower and therefore less cooling is needed for the same frequency but it doesn't feel to me like it matters in practice.
  2. The cooler master PSU calaculator estimates a draw of 356W but recommends atleast 406W. That means that you could probably run it with the 450W PSU. I agree that a gold rated supply would still make sense. The calculator is really useful but I don't know how accurate it is. http://www.coolermaster.com/power-supply-calculator/
  3. xWood4000

    Reason for not buying PC instead of prebuilt NAS

    Yeah, if you view it as a hobby project it's quite easy to do DIY but if you don't have time to spend on it then it is a better idea to buy prebuilt.
  4. xWood4000

    Reason for not buying PC instead of prebuilt NAS

    True, but they still have to charge profit and personally my time isn't worth that much since I'm in school still and have only done a few summerjobs. That is of course very dependent on the person's life situation, most people over 25 if not younger probably have more valuable time than it takes for this (if it isn't a part of their job).
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    Reason for not buying PC instead of prebuilt NAS

    That seems like a good method, you just have to make sure that it supports all the features you may want like 10Gb/s ethernet and fast SATA. I actually have an old workstation as my photo+video archive right now (smallish form factor) with fedora so using that software could level up my game.
  6. xWood4000

    Reason for not buying PC instead of prebuilt NAS

    That's a really nice product. I think that a custom-built would be cheaper though, even with 10Gb. You wouldn't get the software or compactness though.
  7. xWood4000

    Reason for not buying PC instead of prebuilt NAS

    Yeah, that can be difficult.
  8. xWood4000

    Reason for not buying PC instead of prebuilt NAS

    Wouldn't a Mini-ITX computer do the same? Of course as all of you have said, it's not as much hassle.
  9. xWood4000

    Reason for not buying PC instead of prebuilt NAS

    Oh that makes a lot of sense. Thank you and thank you to all that have answered.
  10. xWood4000

    Reason for not buying PC instead of prebuilt NAS

    I understand that normal people do that but it seems like some computer enthusiasts also do that.
  11. xWood4000

    Reason for not buying PC instead of prebuilt NAS

    That's true, it's easier to explain to other people. Why would the updates brick the system? The community probably patches it pretty fast. I've also heard of FreeNAS but don't know that much about it. Why? If you underclock and have a really good PSU it can't be impossible to achieve the same or better power consumption.
  12. xWood4000

    Budget Zen+ B350 compatibility

    I have looked at a few MSI B450s but most of them are not available and it takes a long time to restock here. I do agree that they seem to be really good and those Gigabyte VRMs look really crappy. I'm planning on USB 3.1 Gen2 speeds for external harddrives (exists for 600-800$ but planning to buy when the price has come down) and other peripherals in the future. I may wait a bit since the CPU isn't even out. B450s have less USB 3.0 for example. It's lessons learned and optimized for stuff that most people want but I want a lot of weird features to be able to expand. The smaller one is for the network unit and the other one is for an ARM processor, both on the raspberry pi. I agree that they are tiny but it looks like a lot of VRM cooling is mostly a clump of metal with plastic and at the most two fins. It's the fins after all that dissipate the heat from the warmer area. I would like a stock VRM cooler if it looked like an actual cooler and not mostly an aesthetic thing. I found the MSI B450-A Pro for 104.90€ while the GA-AB350M-HD3 is 89€ (checked two retailers). Significantly cheaper. It does have proper cooling without plastic attached though. I am on a tight budget so I could fit the MSI motherboard in but wait atleast a month more and I've waited for significant gaming performance for about 3 years now. I'm starting to get a bit impatient.
  13. xWood4000

    Budget Zen+ B350 compatibility

    I'm also considering buying mini heatsinks (see picture) for the VRMs so that there is as much fins as possible but still not covering the PCB.
  14. xWood4000

    Budget Zen+ B350 compatibility

    Because primarily it has USB 3.1 Gen2, it's available and is relatively cost effective here in Finland where prices don't follow the specs. Yeah, I hope that it isn't so but usually every CPU needs a new BIOS. B450s are significantly higher in price than B350s here even though they are supposed to be lower-end, probably just because it's newer.
  15. xWood4000

    Reason for not buying PC instead of prebuilt NAS

    True. Thank you for your activity.
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