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About donalgodon


  • CPU
    Ryzen 7 1800X
  • Motherboard
    AsRock AB350M Pro4 Micro ATX
  • RAM
    Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB (4x8GB) @ 2933
  • GPU
    EVGA GeForce GTX 1080TI SC2
  • Case
    Fractal Design Define Mini C Micro ATX
  • Storage
    Samsung 960 Evo 250GB M.2 NVMe/1TB EVO 850 (x2)
  • PSU
    EVGA Supernova 650 G3 80+ Gold 650W
  • Display(s)
    LG 27UD58-B 27.0" 4K @ 60Hz
  • Cooling
    NH-U12S SE-AM4
  • Keyboard
    Logitech G213
  • Mouse
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 (x64) Fall Creator's Update

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  1. Are modular PSU cables reversible?

    I guess what I mean is for example, the VGA cables can be connected to the PSU or to the video card itself, and both ends look the same on a 4 pin connector.
  2. Are modular PSU cables that are the same on both ends reversible? I noticed that some of them like VGA cables for example look the same on both ends, but it never occurred to me if they were directional.
  3. Just an update. I did swap it and the difference is night and day in terms of noise. Everything seems to be working fine.
  4. I'll probably swap them out. Thanks for the suggestions.
  5. 850W EVGA G3 (loud) 650W EVGA G3 (quiet)
  6. Short version of a longer story: I "upgraded" my rig and in the process, went from a quieter 650W PSU (EVGA) to a louder EVGA PSU of 850W. I used a few online tools to calculate my power requirements and pushed them as high as I think is reasonable. They came back around 579 W, so my question is this: Can I use the previous quieter 650W PSU safely, or should I just stick with the newer 850W? The main reason I would go back to the older unit (it's only a year old) is that it's got a much less aggressive fan curve and seems quieter in normal use than the newer unit which seems to ramp up and down even under light load.
  7. OEM SAMSUNG PM981 vs Retail?

    I don't think the Samsung drivers work on the OEM drives, from what I've read.
  8. OEM SAMSUNG PM981 vs Retail?

    I would also assume that OEM drives like this one don't use Samsung drivers, but MS drivers instead.
  9. OEM SAMSUNG PM981 vs Retail?

    Is it a bad idea to save some money and get an OEM NVMe drive like the SAMSUNG PM981 rather than spending more and buying the retail counterpart? Is it as compatible as the retail version? etc.
  10. How do I remove the drive tray completely from the Meshify C?
  11. Help me with a Noctua D-15SE AMD

    Ah, yes. I can see the difference. Can I add a 120 mm fan instead of the dual 140 mm setup if I don't want to choose between one fan or two 140s?
  12. Help me with a Noctua D-15SE AMD

    I know that the D-15SE AMD version has been shifted to allow better clearance for the first PCI slot, but what side should the shift be oriented? I'm confused about this. I want to mount it horizontally, per the manual, but I am unsure as to which side is up/down in this orientation. If the mounting base plate is shifted, how do I know which side goes toward the PCIE slot?
  13. Yes, I basically wanted to do it in case I wanted to add more drives later so I wouldn't have to fumble around with the SATA connectors again. I have enough room in my case, so the cable management isn't really an issue. I just wanted to be sure it wasn't going to cause any problem to have the extra cables connected but not hooked up to drives.
  14. If I have four SATA data cables, can I just plug them all in if I'm only planning on using two and leave the others for later use (or not at all) without any issue in my PC case?
  15. Temperature questions and suggestions?

    I would love to, unfortunately, it only controls one of the two fans.