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  1. Hey everyone, I just wanted to know if anyone knows what testing methodology for the CPUs the team used in the new review, as it seems important. If they were testing the Ten-Nine-Hundred Kay (awful name) at their unlimited 250W, but then the 3900X using 150W, it doesn't seem too fair. Just because there's a 16% improvement in performance for gaming doesn't mean it's worth the 78% more power draw. BC Hydro's Power Calc gives the result of (6hrs/day, 1 year) of 328.50kWh & $36.73 for R9 and 547.50kWh & $61.21 for i9. If anyone has the info please link it below as it would be interesting to see what the cost of 16% is for both i9 against the R9 Sources: 10900K Power: LTT 10900K Review 3900X Power: Gamers Nexus Review Power Cost Calcs: BC Hydro Cost Calculator
  2. I was just going to pick up a "cheap" Eyoyo 10in 4:3 1024x768 monitor off amazon.ca and internally have the 1050 plug into it from there, no cutting of original plastic at all like some other builds I see in these cases. Still haven't had the funds for the project as car payments and being in high school dont help much with money. I've also changed my mind on some of the parts, opting for the cheaper Ryzen 5 2400G for it's onboard graphics to have separate displays for both a Windows VM and a FreeNAS VM. Oh yeah, this would now be a NAS for my household so my Dad can watch Die Hard from any device, any time.
  3. Would I still be able to stream my content on the HDDs to other devices easily? (Other PCs, Macs, iPhones, Androids, Xbox One/PS4/Roku)
  4. Would I be able to just put in a crappy PCIe video out card that would output the video for the NAS and have the integrated graphics passed through to windows? LTT did this years ago with an intel CPU and an actually good GPU.
  5. Thank you very much for your help. I'm still a while away from building so I'll learn everything I need between now and then. Thanks!
  6. Transcoding would mean streaming from the source file type and changing it to another? Ex. .mkv to mp4? I will have all of my media already encoded as .mp4's which is usable on most of the devices I'm hoping to stream to (PC, Mac, iPhone, Android, Xbox).
  7. I apologize, I really should have mentioned that it is going to be a media NAS. I will most likely use Plex.
  8. Would it work well? Multiple 720p streams if the CPU is segmented to 2c4t for Windows and FreeNAS? and Is 8GB enough for FreeNAS or should allocate more to it and less to Windows?
  9. Hi there everyone. I was curious as to whether or not I would be able to use a Ryzen 5 2400G as the CPU for a FreeNAS setup that also does a Windows 10 VM. It's at least better than a 2200G as this has SMT. Here's the loadout for this (hopefully) soon to be build: CPU: Ryzen 5 2400G GPU: Vega 11 iGPU Mobo: MSI B450I or ASUS ROG B450-I RAM: 16GB (2x8GB) 3200MHz Corsair Vengeance LPX SSD: Samsung 860 EVO 250GB HDD: Seagate Barracuda 4TB (1 to start with, this stuff is expensive) I'm planning to put this in a Macintosh Plus 1Mb as a sleeper with the HDDs in a separate gutted Apple ii Floppy Disk drive. Any help is appreciated, whether it be better recommendations for hardware, or if this thing would even work. Thanks, Liam. Edit: Functionality of NAS will be for Music, Movie, Video, and Picture backup most likely using Plex.
  10. Oh ok, I read that it doesn't really do anything in games or productivity to buy faster RAM. Thanks for the advice
  11. I already explained that in the brackets()... There are absolutely no worries about the combinations of this rig other than the BIOS?
  12. Hey yall, I got some questions around this pair up because I have seen some scary comments on this same forum about them together. On this forum here some users say that the VRMs could overheat while using the 2600 and that you shouldn't get that board for this CPU. Also, would there be any other scares or worries I should know about? (I am on a budget so this is a pretty good Price-to-Performance rig I whipped up for both gaming and video editing) (I already called my local MemEx and they can update the BIOS if needed) Planned Rig: CPU - Ryzen 5 2600 GPU - Nvidia RTX 2060 MOB - ASUS ROG Strix B350-F Gaming RAM - Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2x8GB) 2666MHz SSD - Samsung 860 Evo 2.5'' 1TB HDD - Seagate BarraCuda 2TB PSU - Corsair CX550M
  13. Hi there everyone. I am attempting a pretty cool build of a mini-ITX Ryzen setup inside of an old Macintosh Plus case. I'm trying to keep the exterior clean and not modify the plastic, so how exactly would I secure the standoffs to the plastic? I'm okay with messing up the insides but I want to exterior to be clean. Would a strong epoxy be enough? I have attached a 3D model of my plan and would like and tips on mounting. Update: I'm also going to be using this as a NAS with a Windows 10 VM on it with 2c4t for each OS.https://drive.google.com/file/d/1v7x2-41WELuWKa9UfNaGjj... Also here is a printout of my part list. CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 2400G Motherboard: MSI B450I Gaming Plus Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory Storage: Western Digital - Blue 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive 3 x Western Digital - Blue 2 TB 3.5" HDD in ZFS Raid 5 Video Card: MSI - GeForce GTX 1050 2GB Low Profile Video Card Power Supply: EVGA - 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply Edit: Updated spec list