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ch3w2oy

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  1. ch3w2oy

    Cheap pc build project

    If you live near a Micro Center get your ass there and pick up a Ryzen 1600 for $80 and a motherboard minus $30 for a combo discount.. Then just get some cheap 3000mhz RAM.. If not.. You can do something like this.. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant Type Item Price CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2 GHz 6-Core Processor $116.89 @ OutletPC Motherboard ASRock - B450 Pro4 ATX AM4 Motherboard $69.89 @ OutletPC Memory ADATA - XPG GAMMIX D10 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $77.99 @ Newegg Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts Total (before mail-in rebates) $284.77 Mail-in rebates -$20.00 Total $264.77 Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-04-23 14:23 EDT-0400
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    RTX 2080 vs my budget

    I wasn't trying to get into a debate.. I don't care what Nvidia does. But that's my point, they overcharge because they can and people still pay it. I know the Radeon VII cards aren't making AMD much if any profit and that it's most likely being sold at a loss just to remain competitive.. Wonder what these cards would be if they weren't repurposed cards for gaming and weren't needed for gaming.. Hmmm.. BTW, I have a Radeon VII and love it compared to a 2080. But mines on water so I don't have to worry about the heat or noise, not that it's anything like reviewers said, lol. And these cards OC like champs. Can't trust any reviews anywhere.. I honestly feel so much better about everything with the AMD card in my system over the 2080 you see in my sig..
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    RTX 2080 vs my budget

    That's actually my entire point silly.. At least they have a reason to overcharge for the performance you get (gaming).. You know.. Unlike Nvidia..
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    RTX 2080 vs my budget

    +1 for Radeon VII. At least they have a reason to overcharge you..
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    Enough wattage?

    I pretty much only stated that the titanium units can do more than what they are rated for. Not sure what you're on about. Thanks for advice, though!
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    Enough wattage?

    Oops.. I thought they liked to use their own fans? That's dumb.. Fan shouldn't really spin much anyway.. I think KitGuru said the Platinum units didn't spin up until the last 200 watts were needed. So these should be fine unless you're pushing them to their limits.. Is it possible to change fans out on these? I wouldn't mind doing that if it came down to it..
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    Enough wattage?

    I read the fan is garbage as well.. I don't expect to use it too much, though. The AX1600i is definitely top notch. Corsairs new AX850/1000 is based off the Prime Ultra Titanium too, I just didn't like their cables otherwise I would have went that route as I love Corsair. Guarantee they have a way better fan in them too. I can't stand those capacitors in the cables, though.. Ahh okay. Lol I would never do that. I went with 1000w to leave plenty of headroom.
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    Enough wattage?

    Not a selling point. Just stated a few things I read online. And I know my unit can do over 1300w, that's not why I bought it. I only mentioned 150w because I mentioned all of the titanium units. The smallest of them being the 650w was able to do 844w according to Kitguru so I just went with 150w to be safe. They got the 1000w unit over 1300w, yes. I bought the 1000w because I want quietness, it was the most efficient in most loads (compared to other titanium units) and because I may add another GPU later. Mostly just because I can, though.. Don't really care about price to performance, honestly.. I also only paid $213 for it, so there that too..
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    Enough wattage?

    This. If money is no concern the Prime Ultra Titanium is the one to get. Just bought the 1000w one myself as it's one of the quietest units out there with a LAMBDA-A++ rating on Cybenetics. Plus all the Prime Ultra Titanium units can do at least 150 watts over what they are rated for. There's no reason to go and get the 1000w unit, though, I'm just an idiot. The 650w (can do over 800w) Titanium can handle any single GPU system with ease and is also super quiet.. The Platinum units are great as well and should be relatively quiet. Cables aren't as nice, though.. I just wasn't fucking around or taking any chances, I want complete and utter silence. I heard the Prime Ultra Gold units can be loud so I would skip those for either Platinum or Titanium. Any quality unit will do, though. You don't need Titanium at all, both Corsair and Be Quiet have great Gold rated power supplies that will suffice.. I personally wouldn't get Gold from Seasonic. The 2018 RM850x has pretty good reviews and for $119 that is a solid choice, honestly..
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    Am I dumb, or did I get a lemon?

    Hmmm.. I'm using 3600 c16 Trident Z RGB and I can't boot with 3600 on my X470 Crosshair VII. I haven't played with the voltages or other settings in the BIOS yet as I just put it together. I think I can get it sorted out, though.. My other Crosshair VII Wifi (that I sold), ran my 3200 C14 Flare X at 3600mhz no problem.. Both kits are B Die. My X470 Gaming 7 mobo did not run 3600mhz stable either and is one reason I went back to the Crosshair.. After trying around 5 different X470 boards, Asus seems to be the best for overclocking. But as you can see, I'm having issues with 3600mhz at this exact moment so I wouldn't go changing boards just yet.. I'm going to try adjusting voltages and using the calculator for Ryzen tomorrow and I'll let you know what happens OP.. Any other advice @nick name? I got the Crosshair again because I thought 3600mhz was going to be easy lol.
  11. I've pretty much narrowed it down to being 100% dead because I can't get it to turn anything on.. I thought it might be my new build as it's the first time it's being turned on but I went ahead and took a PSU out of the kids PC and it turns the motherboard and water loop on no problem, but I didn't try using a monitor to make sure everything is working correctly, just testing power and getting air out of my loop right now.. I tried just the motherboard wire and CPU wire on the RMX on the kids PC while I had that power supply out and it wouldn't do anything for that PC either.. Before I return it Im just curious if I'm missing something or something, you know? No? .. Micro Center isn't exactly close for me so if there's something I can try, like throwing it at the wall or something, let me know... Never had a corsair PSU so maybe I missed a switch or something.. Just seems really odd that I can't get anything from it.. Thanks!
  12. So looks like my brand new RM1000x is dead.. I'm going to try a few more tests once I get home but I'm pretty sure I need to replace it already.. I'm looking to spend $130 give or take $20, don't really care. I want SILENCE, this whole water cooled system is being built because I hated listening to my fans ramp up on my previous system, among other things.. I originally went with this unit because I never want to hear it and Corsair has a good rep in this regard. I realize 1000w is overkill. I like overkill. Also because I'd prefer the fan not spin. I also might try multiple gpus at some point. I DO NOT want the minimum my system can handle, please! If I have to I'll just exchange this unit but I rather just buy one online and return this one when I get the chance.. Some that I'm considering.. HX750i/HX850i Prime Ultra Gold 750 Straight Power 11 750? RM750-1000x EVGA P2/G3/G2 It seems easier to give advice than to pick one out for myself. I basically need advice on quiet ones. I remember @LukeSavenije telling me that the PSU tier list goes by quality and not by fan quality/loudness/quietness/whatever you call it.. Specs.. 2700x (zen 2 one released) X470 Crosshair VII Radeon VII Custom water loop with 2 pumps Trident z rgb 3600 c16 Thanks guys!
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    Thoughts on my build?

    Get the vega 64. Wouldn't get anything from Nvidia except 2080 or higher. AMD software alone could convince me, so much better than Nvidias. I have a Radeon VII now but had a liquid Vega 64 before that and it did better than any benchmark out there. I am telling you for a fact, you cannot go by reviews on AMD cards. They do the reviews at launch in most cases and never touch them again. They also don't overclock or undervolt them in most cases. If you don't mind tinkering and playing with some settings, like me, you will FUCKING LOVE that card over any Nvidia card... That I can promise. My Vega 64 and 2080 hold the record over in the superposition thread, for each cards class. Fastest 2080 and fastest Vega 64. Can't wait until I benchmark my VII. Such a better experience. For me anyway.. And that's coming from someone who stold their 2080 ftw3 for a Radeon VII. Like a fucking boss. Let the kids have their out of box performance.
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    What is this Worth?

    Yup. Most people that don't build don't really know/understand there are different quality motherboard, power supplies, speed of ram/storage or models of GPUs. I did get a few bites that actually asked me what parts I used so they could compare to new prices to build it themselves if I wasn't below market.. They just want to see: 8700k/2700x 16gb RAM RTX 2070 500gb SSD 1tb HDD 600 watts Then they just find the cheapest they can with those specs not realizing they're getting shitty parts that will need replacing.. That's why I brought up marketing. NVMe is becoming common knowledge, large SSDs sell easier than hard drives with 120gb SSDs.. A cheaper 2080 is still a 2080 to common folks. 650 watts is 650 watts, etc.. The person that bought mine actually considered going to Micro Center. When I met up with him we were talking about why I was selling it and what not and I told him I wanted to get ready for the new AMD CPUs that are coming out soon and he went on with telling me about all the deals micro center was having (acted like I didn't know hehe).. Cool guy though.. So he definitely did his research and considered building his own.. Some are still scared to do it themselves, but have a great understanding of quality vs garbage parts.. He valued parts because I had a EVGA 750 P2, B Die RAM, high end mobo, top end 2080 FTW3, etc.. I got him interested and then told him I could go lower if he used his own drive, kept my $200 NVMe and took off 100 bucks.. Gotta work them, build rapport!!
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    What is this Worth?

    Unfortunately, with Ryzen, you won't get nearly as much as it cost. And like just mentioned previously, upgrade the storage. A 1tb SSD for $100 can probably add $200 in value (no I don't mean it's now worth $1200). You can even get the Crucial P1 1tb NVMe for $104 on sale which adds even more value because your can use the marketing term NVMe. I listed my 2600x, Vega 64 liquid cooled, b die RAM, high end mobo, nvme, ssd, hdd.. The works.. Didn't get many bites.. Used same system and added a 9700k and Z390 Aorus Ultra in it and sold it for a little more than everything cost new, in about 2 weeks of being listed on letgo.. Maybe I just got lucky, though.. Marketing is a huge part, do some research, upgrade a few parts and you should be able to get between $900 and 1k. I would do a 1tb cheap nvne and 2tb hdd. Or 500gb nvne and 1tb ssd. See what's on sale, no need to spend a fortune..
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    5v rgb hub?

    I want something like this, that connects to power and one header to use AND recognize multiple devices.. Doing some research now myself. https://www.google.com/amp/s/m.aliexpress.com/item/32911136057.html
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    5v rgb hub?

    I'm trying to figure this out too. Would a splitter recognize each device or no?
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    Absolute best PSU for $130 +/-...

    Thanks for the brief summaries.. I really think I'm going aftermarket cables. If I cant find a set for a particular unit I have no problem using extensions.. What about FSP PTM @Stefan Payne
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    Absolute best PSU for $130 +/-...

    Okay so I don't need the Dark Power Pro 11 850? I decided not to spend as much as I originally thought since it looks like cheaper options will work fine.. I thought a lot of reviews said the RMx was one of the quietest units in its class? I'm just a little nervous about the straight power 11 750.. You really think that will be quieter than the 850w units? For arguments sake, what about compared to an RM1000x? I know wattage isn't everything and some 850w units can do 1000w.. Just trying to figure this out lol. The ultra prime is still on the table. But my fans will stay silent, lowest rpms possible for as long as possible. I don't want to hear anything during regular use. I imagine intense gaming and benchmarking are the only tasks it'll be audible.. I was just using the PC for the last 2-3 hours with no fans on it and the temperary power supply I'm using now was fucking annoying. Couldn't stand it. Silence is the reason I'm going liquid.. I feel like I should never hear my power supply.. I don't think I ever heard my evga P2 750, but I can't be sure.. All the reviews I've read about the prime ultra have been great, honestly.. Still trying to figure this out.. I was really hoping Stefan was just going to tell me to get the Whisper so I can be done lol. Silence is more important tho.. My PC is right next to my monitor..
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    Ryzen 2600x

    $210 USD for a 2600x is a little much. I would get a 2600 for ~$50 less.. Similar performance when overclocked.. If you don't mind used, there some good deals out there if you know where to look.. Got my 2700x in mint condition for $200.
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    Absolute best PSU for $130 +/-...

    Thanks for that.. Honestly, I think I rather just get something I'm familiar with. I don't really like the connections on the modular panel.. I decided to just save some money and get one of these.. The Whisper 850w for $109 or the RM850x 2018 for $119? Which would you grab out of those two (i don't care about warranty).. Or the Prime Ultra Gold 750w for $128? Unless you really think the Straight Power 11 750w for $119 is worth it, I guess I can grab one of those.. lol I will buy the one you mention in your next reply, even if you say S12II, so choose wisely Thanks for the help, btw!
  22. Maybe. I just want to order one at this point and return this when I get a chance..
  23. No luck.. I really wanted a Corsair unit too.. I've submitted a ticket to give Corsair a chance as I really their products. You can see I started another thread because I would like a unit ASAP and I don't mind buying another one but if we can somehow resolve this issue I would love to stay with you guys as I own several Corsair products and have never had an issue! Thanks Nick!
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    Absolute best PSU for $130 +/-...

    Prob the 750 or 850.
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    Absolute best PSU for $130 +/-...

    Okay, thanks! I'll just grab the straight power. It should have enough connections for everything right?
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