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About Santo22

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  • Birthday 1980-09-18

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    Check out my builds: https://www.youtube.com/c/1StopTactical
  • Occupation
    Owner of 1 Stop Tactical


  • CPU
    Ryzen 7 1700x
  • Motherboard
    Asus ROG Crosshair VI Hero
  • RAM
    G-Skill TridentZ RGB 32gb 3000mhz
  • GPU
    Asus ROG Strix GTX 1070 OC in SLI
  • Case
    Lian Li PC-O11 Dynamic Alpine White
  • Storage
    Samsung 960 Evo 250gb, Samsung 850 Evo Pro 512gb, Seagate Barracuda 3tb
  • PSU
    Corsair RM850x White
  • Display(s)
    Asus VG278Q 27" 1080p 144hz
  • Cooling
    XSPC Custom Loop
  • Keyboard
    Magic Eagle
  • Mouse
    Magic Eagle
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  • Operating System
    Windows 10
  1. so long as you are not running multiple rgb software, you will be fine. I have been running Tridentz RGB on my Asus Crosshair for almost a year now and have no problems with SPD data. I use the Asus Aura to control them.
  2. ah well, either way. it's optional
  3. I believe in most manuals they do say the 4pin is optional.
  4. exactly. I haven't seen anything yet that needed the 4 extra pins under normal conditions.
  5. Using a screwdriver is the easiest and cheapest way, but if you really don't want to do that, I have used these in some custom builds and they are very nice: https://www.amazon.com/KNACRO-Chassis-Switch-computer-restart/dp/B01MT3277L/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1529681620&sr=8-4&keywords=pc+power+switch
  6. It will run fine with only the 8 pin connected. You will still be able to overclock as well. Have fun, sounds like a good setup.
  7. Prepare for unnecessarily long post, but I want to get my point across...…. As an owner of an FX-8350 system and a Ryzen 7 1700x system, I can tell you the difference is unmeasurable. Well, I guess you can benchmark and measure the difference, but you know what I mean. I've also recently be playing around with a Ryzen 5 2400g system and even that is pretty light years ahead of the FX. However, I LOVE my FX system. It's overclocked to 4.8ghz, gets just over 850 in Cinebench and still manages to run cool. Paired with a GTX 1060, there isn't a game I've played yet that has any problems after a quick tweak of video settings. Sometimes even at Ultra settings it's still above 60fps in some games. I play Fortnite, Siege, Farcry 5, PUBG, ACO, Destiny 2 and some others. When comparing to the Ryzen 7, I get about double the FPS in all these games, however, at 1080p on a 60hz monitor the FX does just fine. Last year I was so comfortable with overclocking the FX series that I was throwing budget systems together for people left and right and made a bunch of good little gaming rigs. Now, in 2018 though with the Ryzen 5 2400g, I am no longer doing that. IMO a Ryzen system can be built at the same and sometimes less cost then an FX system (considering price of NEW parts) and the upgrade path is far better. So for an example, I can build someone a 2400g system and get them up and gaming at a very low budget and they can always down the line add a dedicated GPU and even upgrade the chip if all the sudden they had some extra cash. There is no upgrade path for the FX however. It seems over the past few months as well, a lot of the AM3+ parts have started to get very expensive, to the point where it just doesn't make any sense any more. So IMO, yes you can put together a nice little gaming rig with an FX chip and if you can find used parts a really good price, I think it's an ok idea. However, going with a Ryzen based system makes WAY MORE sense in 2018 and you will get better performance for your dollar as well as plenty of options for upgrades later. Hope that helps in some way.
  8. Crosshair hero vi x370

    I feel like it has to be one of two things, One (and hopefully most likely) you're just missing something, ie: a cable not plugged in somewhere, something not seated properly.... or Two, something shorted out in the process. The PSU is definitely working?
  9. Crosshair hero vi x370

    Just want to verify somethings first, You have tried the power button that is at the bottom of the motherboard? You can also press and hold the clear cmos button on the back of the board for a few seconds and try to clear out the bios. Double check that the 24pin connector and the 8pin cpu is pressed all the way in? What if anything else did you have disconnected when doing the loop? And you didn't spill any water anywhere did you?
  10. EVGA GTX 1070 always at base speed

    In your NVidia control panel do you have the Power Management preference set to "Prefer Maximum Performance"? This will keep the card at the base clock even when at idle. Oopsss.. I should have read your whole post, sorry. I didn't see the last line. Good question then.
  11. Crystal 570X fan setup

    IMO, for the time being, I would put 2 fans in the front and one at the back. The two in the front as intake and the one in the back as exhaust. Later if you can add one more fan to the front and possibly another exhaust at top, then that would be even better. Again, just IMO
  12. Thermaltake Core P3. You can pretty much do what ever you want with it.
  13. IMO, you can't really "over apply" thermal paste. I mean, you can to the point where it's seeping out the sides and may cause other issues, but in general, people put a little too much thought into how much paste to use. It's there to fill in micro gaps, as others have stated. So long as you are mounting the cooler properly, the amount of paste being used is going to make minimal to no difference in temps (considering also that you didn't only apply the smallest little dot)
  14. Cat urinated on my motherboard!!!!!

    complete disassembly and rubbing alcohol and a toothbrush. that'll come right out.
  15. Ryzen AND Integrated Graphics

    IMO, if you're looking to game around 60fps (going to have to mess with some settings and overclocking will be a good idea) then the 2400g is going to be the one to look at. The thing I like about the platform is that you can get up and going with a small budget and you have tons of avenues for upgrading later. IE: adding a GPU later and then possibly even upgrading CPU should your budget get a boost.