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Everything posted by ChazzaM

  1. Hi guys, I've recently purchased an Aorus RTX 2080 Ti Xtreme card which should be delivered in the next week or so. I am currently looking at 4K monitors, as the 2080 Ti can finally power most games at 60fps in 4K max settings. Two of the monitors I'm looking at are the Dell UP2718Q and the LG 32UD99-W. I currently own an Acer XB271HU 165Hz 1440p monitor, as well as an Acer XB272 240Hz 1080p monitor. Both monitors I'm looking at are available for the same price of ~£750. The main differences between the two is that the LG is 32" (probably a better size for 4K) and the Dell is 27" (my other monitors are all this size though). The Dell also truly supports HDR10 (1000 nits peak brightness, 384 dimming zones, 10-bit panel) and provides better coverage of Adobe RGB (100%) and DCI P3 (97.7%). The LG also looks better with thinner bezels and Type-C connector. The LG also has FreeSync but this is a mute point as I have nvidia hardware. The monitor will be used for gaming on PC and PS4 Pro with light video/photo editing (in a non-professional capacity), as well as general use (coding/media consumption/browsing etc). Which monitor (if either) do you feel would be the better choice? Thanks!
  2. Thanks for your reply, I've seen a few reports that have said "Ryzen doesn't like odd CAS timings", and that if a CAS timing was set to 15, it would automatically be changed to run at 16 instead. I assume this is likely the same for Threadripper 2 Also the Patriot 3600MHz 16-18-18-36 I mentioned would have both lower latency and higher bandwidth than CL15 3200MHz RAM (even if it was indeed running at CL15). The Patriot memory has Samsung B-Die memory which I've hear is the most compatible and best performing with AMD systems. Was there any particular reason for suggesting CL15/3200MHz, I'm guessing it would probably be more likely to work with an AMD system as it's slower, but otherwise I don't really see why I wouldn't choose the higher performance Patriot memory over it? Thanks again.
  3. Hey there, I'm building an AMD Threadripper 2950X build with an Aorus Xtreme X399 motherboard. I've heard that "Threadripper loves fast memory" so have been looking at 32GB kits in the 3200MHz to 3600MHz range, though I'm not actually sure how true that statement is. The 3600MHz kit with the best XMP timings I've found is the Patriot Viper 3600MHz with 16-18-18-36, which is better than the timings of some 3200MHz kits. Problem is this RAM isn't on the QVL for my motherboard, and therefore I'm not entirely sure whether it would work. A slightly weird note is that on the motherboard specs page it states: "Support for DDR4 3600+*(O.C.) / 3466+(O.C.) / 2933 / 2667 / 2400 / 2133 MHz memory modules * Recommend to use a 1st Gen. Ryzen™ Threadripper™ processor to achieve 3600MHz (O.C.) speed." I don't really understand what this means, I would have assumed a 2nd gen threadripper would be able to handle higher frequency ram better than as 1st gen chip. I've seen a review at Hexus of the motherboard which had RAM overclocked to 3800MHz stable using a 2990WX. Can anyone clarify what this statement means, and suggest whether the Patriot RAM listed above should be compatible with the Aorus Xtreme X399 board? The Patriot RAM seemed to have the highest frequency with the lowest timings from what I could find. Are there any other RAM kits that you would suggest instead? I was looking at the Aorus 3200MHz RAM as each 2x8GB kit also includes 2 "dummy modules" to fill up the remaining dimm slots on the motherboard which would look nice (and match with the Aorus mobo), but these add about £50 extra per 16GB kit compared with comparable memory from other manufacturers. Any help would be greatly appreciated!