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Everything posted by AngryBeaver

  1. Depending on how comfortable you are with taking things apart I normally take mine apart and give them a good cleaning with some dawn dish soap then rinse them thoroughly. I then assemble my loop and flush them with distilled water before filling with my mixture of choice.
  2. Pick up the phone and call Amazon or get on their chat platform. They will refund your money while on that chat.
  3. Your edit touched on why they do it. They do it because not everyone notices. So they count on getting enough money before their account gets closed to make it worth it. Amazon though only refunds those that report it as fake and they DO get that money back. So the seller of these fake items still keeps the money from those that don't get returned until their account gets enough reports to force a closure on it.
  4. Amazon recovers that money though. Then if they are getting several reports on a particular seller they also ban them from selling with them. So I don't see it that way. I see it as a platform for buying with the best customer service available when needed. If you get something bad... return it. Amazon will make it right and if someone is knowingly scamming they will be removed from the site.
  5. I would say pretty much anything on amazon is safe. Even if you do get a fake item they are great for taking things back and refunding your money with no questions asked.
  6. Do you have a mobo speaker or any lights on the board you can use to see what the post code is? Now you mentioned the thermal paste, chances are it is non-conductive, but just to be safe do you know what paste you used. Now since your machine is an intel system I would try plugging your monitor directly in to the motherboard video ports and not the GPU and see if you get any video.
  7. Yet, for most people it runs without issue. I am not even stating he needs to keep it installed, but I have personally seen it be able to pull more recent drivers for older hardware than what you can get from the nvidia drivers page.
  8. You probably have something malicious which is stopping it from launching. https://www.malwarebytes.com/chameleon/ give that a try. You can also try renaming the Mbam.exe to something like explorer.exe (probably won't work). Lastly, it is more rare, but it could also be a problem with your user account. So if the above fails try making a new windows account with admin rights and installing it there. If it installs there and runs without any detections then chances are your user profile is corrupt and you will need to make a new one.
  9. To add on this I would check the temperatures of the GPU and CPU. It could also be a driver confict so I would use DDU to get ride of all the drivers and then reinstall. Now as for a bottleneck your GPU and CPU are pretty evenly matched +/- 5%. So that shouldn't be an issue. I would just start with checking your temps with something like HWinfo (sensor only mode) and if it isn't a temp issue then I would get DDU and get rid of all the GPU drivers and start fresh. I would also probably just get geforce experience and let it handle the drivers to confirm you are running the best ones possible.
  10. For the record if you are using soft tubing... chances are it will be stained by whatever color coolant you had in there. So while the cleaner will remove most of the buildup and gunk in your loop... it won't do anything to get the staining out of the tubing. So if you are not going back with the same color you might want to just replace the tubing too.
  11. This shouldn't be the case unless you are using that same pi-hole as a full firewall or something. This only sends the DNS queries to the pi-hole which are very small in size and can happen in less than 2-3ms. Now if you are using something that is doing packet inspection of some sort then yes the old pi with only 300mb of bandwidth would be a limiting factor, but that type of software isn't pihole.
  12. Unless your coolant flow is pretty much non-existent then this isn't a possibility. Your temp variance in your loop is often less than .5c from hottest to coolest point.
  13. As long as your lengths are correct it should look good. A lot of people tend to use the 13/16mm for that though since you have thinner tubing so you see more color instead of the clear tube around your coolant. You can also consider colored tubing if you have a general color theme then you don't have to worry about staining.
  14. Looking at the prices you have listed... I think the Super XC Ultra is the best bet.
  15. Well if they are posting bad review/benchmark/comparisons then don't use them anymore. That is how you handle people posting bad information you just don't use it as a source anymore.
  16. New platform and a new architecture. So there can be big differences in drivers and support in windows/games. So you are looking at a platform that has been around for a long time and hasn't made huge changes in the architecture, vs a new process with a different architecture. So I can see that being an issue as well. Which means you will see AMD performance increase over the next few months as tweaks are made.
  17. Well this is only 1 game. We don't know what bios settings were used. How comparable the cooling was. How comparable the motherboards were as well as other hardware. So without having the full picture I cannot draw accurate conclusions. You can easily setup these tests in a way that it gimps one machine vs the other. So like I said you need to have the full picture.
  18. Well first off you are comparing 720p vs 1080p results... that being said I would expect to see the gap be more prominent on the 720p. So it just comes down to different testing mythologies and without having their complete setups on hand it is hard for me to tell you why the differences are there.
  19. PCPartPicker Part List Type Item Price CPU AMD Ryzen 5 3600X 3.8 GHz 6-Core Processor $238.90 @ OutletPC CPU Cooler ARCTIC Freezer 34 eSports DUO CPU Cooler $39.99 @ Amazon Motherboard ASRock X570 Pro4 ATX AM4 Motherboard $164.99 @ SuperBiiz Memory OLOy WarHawk RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory $86.99 @ Newegg Storage Intel 660p Series 1.02 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $94.99 @ Amazon Storage Seagate Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $79.89 @ OutletPC Video Card NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB Video Card $499.99 @ Best Buy Case Fractal Design Focus G ATX Mid Tower Case $76.98 @ Newegg Power Supply Corsair RMx (2018) 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $87.99 @ Amazon Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts Total $1370.71 Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-08-25 17:10 EDT-0400 I would look at something similar to this. You still have some budget left so you could easily upgrade to an 8 core cpu.
  20. PCPartPicker Part List Type Item Price CPU AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 3.8 GHz 12-Core Processor $499.99 @ Best Buy CPU Cooler be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 50.5 CFM CPU Cooler $89.90 @ Amazon Motherboard ASRock X570 Taichi ATX AM4 Motherboard $289.99 @ B&H Memory Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 32 GB (4 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory $199.99 @ Amazon Storage Intel 660p Series 1.02 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $94.99 @ Amazon Storage Seagate Barracuda 3 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $60.00 @ Amazon Video Card NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB Video Card $499.99 @ Best Buy Case be quiet! Dark Base 700 ATX Mid Tower Case $179.90 @ Amazon Power Supply Corsair TXM Gold 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply $99.99 @ Newegg Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts Total (before mail-in rebates) $2034.74 Mail-in rebates -$20.00 Total $2014.74 Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-08-25 15:14 EDT-0400 The above is more of an all around build. You can go cheaper or more expensive as you want. I don't have a lot of detail on what you actually need, but going from a productivity stand point that might need some gpu power later... I went with a 1TB m.2 for your OS and some programs. The 3900x with a motherboard that can fully support it 32 GB of memory to make sure you have a plenty for your productivity tasks a 3 TB drive for pure storage The 2070s as your GPU A good all around case that has a premium look Then a solid power supply that is pretty efficient.
  21. He could also consider a 5700XT.
  22. Then give yourself another couple weeks or a month and make sure you can budget that extra 40 bucks.
  23. For only $40 off I would just buy a new 2070 SUPER instead for that nice performance increase.