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Everything posted by Ravendarat

  1. Picked up a 2060 ko ultra yesterday, but no pics since its in my work computer, Ill try to remember to snap a picture when I am at the shop tomorrow
  2. I grew up in a town of 400 people, my mom currently lives in a town of 49 people and my sister is in a town of 17 people. I left my home town the day after graduation because I hated small town living, but some people love it. If you are a social person small towns are great, can always gather at peoples houses just to hang out or play board games or watch sports or whatever, but if you are kinda anti social small town living is a rough rough life
  3. Have you had a any monitoring windows open to see what your system resources look like when this happens? That would help point you in the right direction
  4. Ya I was kinda leaning to the 2060 as I havent been overly happy with the rx580, more just trying to figure out if there was a good reason to pick the 5600 instead. Thanks for the input
  5. Some one will correct me if Im wrong Im sure but doesnt that mobo only allow ram up to 3200 mhz? Also isnt that about the most that a 1st gen ryzen will utilize anyways? I might be wrong
  6. Wanna hear a horrible cycle, here we go. -I wanted to get back into PC gaming after taking break for like 8 years -I bought a r5 Alienware Laptop October of 2018. -Bought an APU because I had credits I needed to use and figured I might use it sometime. -Impulse bought a 2080ti in December of that year because I was in my local computer store when they were unpacking a new shipment. -Bought a new power supply for the apu because the included one wasnt rated for enough wattage for the 2080ti. -Didnt do my research and realized I couldnt use my APU without an external monitor. -Sold my laptop in January because I decided to build a tower -Bought a Define R6 case, 2700x, Gigabyte x470 gaming WIFI, 16 gb ram, Acer Predator x35 monitor and corsair h150i cooler. -Starting in April I decided I wanted to do open loop and bought a thermaltake P5 case, started ordering a ton of water cooling parts and started planning for Ryzen 3. -Sold the Acer monitor because I was getting motion sick and thought it was due to size, bought a pair of 24 inch monitors. -Realized motion sickness was due to curved screen, not big screen -Sold 24 inch monitors and bought 34 inch ultrawide flat panel samsung. -Ryzen 3 launches, couldnt find a 3900 at launch obviously so I got a 3600 because I had already sold the 2700x and wanted something to get by. -Also bought a x570 Meg Ace because I sold the gaming 7 board and im not smart with component selection lol. -Bought a 4x8 corsair RGB kit because I wanted all 4 slots populated knowing full well this was stupid -Still running the 3600 because of the announced next ryzen launch hopefully this summer. -Also I should add that I had a logitec 910 keyboard and 502 mouse, sold those and bought corsair k95 and VOID mouse because Im a corsair whore, no other reason really. And why was this all clearly a big waste and stupid use of money. Because I spend maybe 2-3 hours a week playing games and otherwise I web surf and watch friggin youtube videos. Worst part is I definitely will do this again and again.
  7. I have a 8gb rx580 and wanna do something newer. I have the option of a Vega 56 for 329, a Variety of RX 5600 XT available for 389-399 and a RTX2060 KO Ultra for 399. All of those are available brand new from Memory Express locally and all those prices are in CAD funds. This isnt gonna be a heavy use machine meaning its gonna do a lot of just video streaming, web browsing and not much else. I guess if work is slow maybe some gaming but it wont be used heavily for that because I have a pretty decked out home PC for that. So if you had to chose between those 3 cards which direction do you go?
  8. Ravendarat

    How old

    38 only watching for 18 monthsish
  9. This is exactly what I was gonna suggest, If you look at the EGPU units the video cards mount vertical into them instead of horizontal, would stand up to vibration MUCH better and then the rest of the components in the laptop would be fine so long as you have a good place to put the actual laptop. Im sure you could make a very acceptable gaming set up with this.
  10. If its a new HX thats a good deal so long as it fits your desired upgrade path
  11. Ive seen it in other electronics, cant say ive seen it in a cpu psu but based on the op description of events it points that way
  12. Sounds good. I mean its not like buying a new tube would be the end of the world but I prefer to not waste stuff if I dont have to.
  13. I have a tube of Noctula thermal paste, I left it in my car for a few days when it was like -25 to -30, will it still be usable or should I be tossing it out?
  14. I also use applications that only work on IE, im in the automotive industry and some of the firmware update tools I use only work in IE, very annoying
  15. I have a bunch of Bykski stuff, its been solid.
  16. If you are just going to cool the CPU for now those kits are fine, make sure they arent aluminum rads, I couldnt see on the site if they specify so you might need to email them. As someone else said soft tubing isnt as nice looking but it gets your foot in the door and it you use on of those kits then you arent using the distribution plate off the hop anyways. I think its a fine way to start off and get you started. Some of the pieces in that kit will be reusable in the future anyways.
  17. I did my first loop using hardline, honestly its not that hard, just takes some time, I still had mine done in about 5 hours using a core p5 and cooling both the gpu and cpu. As for parts, what kind of budget do you have? Custom loops can get expensive real quick so lets make sure you have enough resources to buy what you need to do the job right
  18. What are you intending to do for the rest of the cooling set up? How many more fans are you using, where are they being positioned, leaving the top solid or removing the metal and installing just the filter etc etc
  19. Why not set the top to intake and stick 3 fans up there, you would probably see a noticeable improvement if you go that route as opposed to a single on the bottom
  20. I dont see why not, the commander pro is just a pass through. Im using one on my case and my front IO is plugged into my commander pro and just passed through to the Mobo
  21. Core P5 from Thermaltake lets you shift ALL the PCIE slots to vertical mounts and can easily accommodate a 3x slot card. But its open chassis so It might not be what you are looking for
  22. Id jump all over that if I was you.