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    Stormseeker9 reacted to Lerixo in My First ITX Experience   
    After a long time of saving money for some parts, and calculating on what to get and what not, i finally was able to build my system!
    Its not really a fresh build, most of the parts were slaughtered out of my old ATX-System, so all i had to get was a new MB (Z390 Phantom Gaming ITX/Asrock), a case, in this project the Thermaltake Core V1 in white, and a new cooler.
    For cooling especially i got all Noctua Fans, and for the Cpu-Cooler the NH-D9L, as its small, with high build quality and also a pretty high given TDP for the size, which is 140 watts.
    As its my first ITX-build i encountered some issues along the way. Trickiest thing was to fit my 280mm GTX 1080 into the case. I had to insert it from the front and slide it through, but before that i had to unscrew the 200mm fan, its a bit stuffed but it works! Also another thing im considering is to get handmade cables, when i have the money for it. Im using the standart cables from my modular PSU, and its just so much stuff thats hindering airflow, but luckily not like really a problem.
    When it was done, after a short problem with the windows installation (always click the right boot device boys and girls!), it was up and running! When all missing tools were installed, i started to look into a little oc'ing hehe. Under the NH-D9L i could punch my 8700k up to 4.9 ghz, with 1.27V. It needs still a small adjustment, most likely i should turn AVX offset to three -under heavy avx load it heats up, but ever so slightly, but in the end after around 15 mins it would begin to throttle-.
    But as its happy with that i gave it, and works stable under any load, i'll take care of that a bit later :)
    Final Specs are:
    i7 8700k (delidded)
    AsRock Z390 Phantom Gaming ITX
    GTX 1080 Gigabyte Windforce OC
    16 GB RAM, 3200mhz, CL14
    PSU: Power Zone 750w bequiet!
    CPU-Cooler:  NH-D9L Noctua
    960 EVO 500GB Boot Device/important software 
    2TB WD Blue HDD
    Im happy with it as you can see, and hope some of you will like it! :)
    Greets, Lerixo

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    Stormseeker9 reacted to Misanthrope in Budget Ryzen gaming rig   
    This is already pretty good I think so most of the comments are just tweaks but here we go:
    1) If you want wait like less than a month at this point, the Ryzen 3600 looks to be a pretty significant bump up but that's just an aside: 2600 is already pretty good at gaming anything with the only exception being extremely high refresh rate low detail gaming (So if that's your thing then intel might be worth it and a good "in between" compromise might end up being the 3600 I mentioned) (EDIT: Also I specifically said "high refresh low detail gaming" because at your budget you probably won't be able to push most games, and specially not recent AAA games, at high detail and high refresh. That costs a lot more)
    2) I would actually aim for a 570 instead. It's a pretty good deal and not really that far away from the 580. I say this not because there's anything wrong at all with the 580 but because you could potentially make room for,
    3) 16 gb ram. I go about it this way: the best time to buy RAM is right now because it has been well established RAM manufacturers are price fixing assholes that exacerbate the normal market fluctuations and unforseeable events like floods, earthquakes, etc. That in the past have had an effect on prices.
    I know that 2) and 3) might seem to be opposite points but the difference is that while nobody can predict a new crypto driving demand for GPUs again those issues did respond almost entirely to market fluctuations whereas RAM companies have a history and even pending/current litigation for price fixing.
    More over RAM upgrades beyond capacity are really not anywhere near as impactful as GPU upgrades so chances are you will be upgrading your GPU every 2 to 3 years anyways (At that price range, higher end GPUs you can keep for a lot longer but in the case of mid range 2 to 3 years it's reasonable before it start showing age too much)
    Those are my overall thoughts but again, if you just wen with exactly what you picked already it would still be a damn effective system with lots and lots of fun ahead of it.
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    Stormseeker9 reacted to nemeshisu in PC feels "Heavy"   
    I just grabbed an evo860 1tb SSD and will do a fresh install, should this make games and programs smoother too?
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    Stormseeker9 got a reaction from Ryan_Vickers in PC feels "Heavy"   
    I would strongly suggest adding a ssd to your system. It will make windows much faster. 
    Grab an ssd like crucial mx500 or evo860 or intel p660 or similar 
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    Stormseeker9 reacted to GoldenLag in What cpu is compatible with my motherboard   
    4c/4t are allready sort of dying. 
    Frametime stuttering is becomming quite bad on them in some titles. 
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    Stormseeker9 reacted to GoldenLag in Up to £500 office PC build request   
    PCPartPicker Part List
    CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 2400G 3.6 GHz Quad-Core Processor  (£112.98 @ Aria PC) 
    Motherboard: Gigabyte - B450 I AORUS PRO WIFI Mini ITX AM4 Motherboard  (£114.06 @ CCL Computers) 
    Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory  (£64.92 @ Aria PC) 
    Storage: Team - MS30 512 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive  (£54.78 @ More Computers) 
    Case: Silverstone - SG13 Mini ITX Tower Case  (£45.46 @ Scan.co.uk) 
    Power Supply: Corsair - TXM Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply  (£59.04 @ CCL Computers) 
    Total: £451.24
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-06-15 17:50 BST+0100
    Has wifi and 16GB of Ram.
    Remember to install GPU drivers through Radeon Software. 
    Does the case look OK?
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    Stormseeker9 got a reaction from SenpaiKaplan in Upgrade i7-920, Worth it? (Currently OCd to 4ghz)   
    Well, I withdraw my statement. I googled a bit and did indeed see that some gen’s from Xeon do overclock (not being W/K models). 
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    Stormseeker9 reacted to Princess Luna in Is it okay?   
    Wait the 7th of july, grab a Ryzen 5 3600X and at least 16GB of 3000mhz memory.
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    Stormseeker9 reacted to LukeSavenije in Is it okay?   
    i wouldn't trust it at all, a group reg on a 2080 ti
    if you have money for a gpu of over a thousand dollars, you got 100 dollars to spend on a quality psu
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    Stormseeker9 reacted to Chronified in Upgrade i7-920, Worth it? (Currently OCd to 4ghz)   
    Don't listen to him, it's not true. Unless you can almost DOUBLE clock speeds on that platform, you'll be coming no-where near to "almost as good as a stock Ryzen 1600". I'm sure if you go run Cinebench R15 @ your 4.0Ghz you'll see that you're long overdue for an upgrade. 

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    Stormseeker9 got a reaction from Chronified in Upgrade i7-920, Worth it? (Currently OCd to 4ghz)   
    Have to agree with @Chronified here.
    especially as in less then a month ryzen 3000 will be released, including new Navi cards and updated cards from Nvidia.
    good time to have a look for a new build/pc.
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    Stormseeker9 got a reaction from Chronified in Upgrade i7-920, Worth it? (Currently OCd to 4ghz)   
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    Stormseeker9 reacted to Chronified in Upgrade i7-920, Worth it? (Currently OCd to 4ghz)   
    Adding on, if you're going to do the platform upgrade right NOW, make sure to get a X470/B450 chipset motherboard, they'll be guaranteed to have the BIOS update to unlock 3rd gen Ryzen support, for when a CPU upgrade is due down the line (I always consider the 2200g a temporary CPU for an upgrade path) 
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    Stormseeker9 reacted to Chronified in Upgrade i7-920, Worth it? (Currently OCd to 4ghz)   
    Xeon processors aren't unlocked so they won't overclock well, if you can get the multiplier to budge at all. It's pretty likely that the 4ghz you're getting with your 4c/8t i7-920 is going to be better than anything you'll get with a locked Xeon on that platform. 
    Tbh, the 920 is 11 years old, even a Ryzen 3 2200g would run circles around it. It might be time for you to consider a platform upgrade (motherboard, ram, cpu)
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    Stormseeker9 reacted to Origami Cactus in Newton watch   
    This just looks like a straight up scam.
    The specs are worse than the 20$ chinese knockoff smartwatches, so you would probably receive one of those, or no watch at all.
    I would stay far away from that.
    If you want a apple watch for cheap, get the apple watch first gen, not this scam. 
    If you have an android you can get Skagen Falster 2 for the same price, and it is much better.
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    Stormseeker9 reacted to Skiiwee29 in Nvidia choking 1070's. BS?   
    BS and has been disproved before. This is a theory that always comes around. 
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    Stormseeker9 got a reaction from Vejnemojnen in Which graphics card is good for me?   
    Why upgrade a ancient platform which doesn’t have any upgrade ability anymore.
    zen 2 is less then 4 weeks away, along side new Navi cards + a refresh of the current gen RTX cards
    i really suggest going for a new build, instead wasting money on a build that is ‘dead’ so to speak 
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    Stormseeker9 got a reaction from kitnoman in Need help with choosing between 1080p or 1440p monitor   
    as long as you tweak the settings to medium/low you can get a higher FPS until you buy your new card
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    Stormseeker9 reacted to _d0nut in How to enable freesync and v sync at same time   
    Nvidia enabled compatibility with Freesync and GPUs that are Pascal & Turing a few months ago, I have Freesync enabled with my 1070 right now. They have a few 'certified' monitors that are guaranteed to work, and some of the other monitors work fine too
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    Stormseeker9 got a reaction from _d0nut in How to enable freesync and v sync at same time   
    Yes you can, 10xx series
    and above 
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    Stormseeker9 got a reaction from _d0nut in How to enable freesync and v sync at same time   
    I’m sorry but I don’t get your question here?
    enable FreeSync on your monitor go to nvidia panel and enable G sync there. 
    Hey presto....
    not ALL monitors will work. 
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    Stormseeker9 got a reaction from _d0nut in How to enable freesync and v sync at same time   
    in the OSD of your monitor, there you should switch FreeSync to on.
    connect via DP and then in the nvidia control panel it should let you enable G sync, even if monitor is NOT compatible. If it will work depends on the monitor etc etc.
    It works for me, and for many others with 10xx or 20xx cards
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    Stormseeker9 reacted to WoodenMarker in CPU FAN ERROR! HELP :(   
    What do you currently see?
    Make sure to quote a post or tag a member when replying or else they won't get a notification that you replied to them.
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    Stormseeker9 got a reaction from haryyStarCracker in is T.Force Delta RGB 3000 Good for amd 2600?   
    Yes, it’s a fine brand. Ram doesn’t need cooling (especially not for normal use cases like consumer end)
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    Stormseeker9 reacted to Master Disaster in M.2 Nvme recognized as local drive but it boots to freecom   
    Can you explain how you're installing Windows, using a disc or USB drive? If USB how did you make it? Is your computer booting in Legacy mode or UEFI mode?