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About quakeguy

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  • CPU
    AMD Ryzen 5 3600
  • Motherboard
    ASRock X570 Phantom Gaming 4
  • RAM
    G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 3200
  • GPU
    Gigabyte GTX 1070
  • Case
    NZXT S340
  • Storage
    931GB 931GB 3726GB HDD 111GB 232GB SSD
  • PSU
    EVGA 650 GQ 210-GQ-0650-V1 80+ GOLD 650W Modular
  • Display(s)
    H213H 1920x1080p
  • Cooling
    4 x 120 mm
  • Keyboard
    Rosewill Mechanical RK-9000V2-RE
  • Mouse
    Razer DeathAdder Left-Handed
  • Sound
    Onboard HD Audio
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 64-bit

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  1. Q-tips or cotton balls work to clean thermal paste, hell you could even use a sock (I wouldn't want to keep it), but cotton seems like it would just leave fibers behind. It doesn't seem like thermal paste and cotton mix well.
  2. I first started using cotton swabs to clean thermal paste years ago, which isn't a great idea because it leaves a lot of cotton fibers behind.
  3. Except hand sanitizer uses ethyl alcohol, and also contains additional stuff like water, fragrance, and glycerin. The isopropyl percentage remainder is just water, meaning it will take longer to dry. You can use 90% isopropyl or 50% isopropyl alcohol if you're brave. Coffee filters are better than cotton swabs or paper towels to clean thermal paste because they leave less fibers behind.
  4. I hate to break it to you, but my Ryzen 5 3600 also idles around 40C and 73C under full load with an DEEPCOOL GAMMAXX 400 and Arctic MX-4 paste.
  5. quakeguy

    PC on the balcony

    I still would be paranoid AF.
  6. quakeguy

    PC on the balcony

    What about bird poop and thieves?
  7. CPU fan push or pull is about the same. It doesn't make a big difference in temps.
  8. The fan might hit the 1st RAM slot. You could always swap the fan from push to pull, or invest extra money into an AIO watercooler. I have a DEEPCOOL GAMMAXX 400. It's whisper quiet and idles at 40C.
  9. quakeguy

    LTT forum "banning" game

    Banned for taking bronze.
  10. quakeguy

    LTT forum "banning" game

    Banned for banned for banned for banned for banned for banned for banned for banned for banned for banned
  11. quakeguy

    Upgrading to Ryzen 5 3600

    PC games are more GPU bound than CPU bound. I doubt that his games will get much higher FPS. He will notice a difference in single and multi-core performance though.
  12. quakeguy

    Upgrading to Ryzen 5 3600

    It sounds like you already bought a Ryzen 5 3600, but to answer your questions, the Wraith Stealth is just a small aluminum block with a fan. Get an aftermarket cooler for better temps. I doubt you will notice a huge difference in gaming coming from a Ryzen 5 1500x with that GPU, unless your games were at 100% CPU usage. The Ryzen 5 3600 max boost is already at 4.2 Ghz.
  13. quakeguy

    LTT forum "banning" game

    Cereal always goes before milk, or else it just floats on top.
  14. quakeguy

    To many fans ?

    Pics or it didn't happen.