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    LTT Merch Mousepads?

    Has there ever been a line of cool LTT gaming mousepads? I've been looking around, but unsuccessfully. If not, do some Linus! (Strangely I can't find any with just the steam logo either...)
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    Are all LED's the same?

    It sounds like a silly question: But if LED works the same as a typical color scale, then red should equal X and blue should equal Y number. If I buy two separate brands of red LED lighting, will they both be the same color of red? (Obviously the amount/quality of light produced can differ. I just want to know if hue does.)
  3. The Tomahawk is certainly the hot ticket item, and is at $110. Really, though I'm not planning on overclocking, so (if I'm correct...) these lower budget boards should provide plenty of cooling for non OCed use. I could bump down to a less pricey RAM brand or maybe a lower frequency memory. But with heatsinks being the main upgrade in this situation, I think I'd rather spend that upgrade money on the RAM.
  4. I've read a fair bit about the benefits of underclocking RAM. Would those underclocked benefits of 3200 not be beneficial for something of the same price? Also: I edited. The Asrock would come with 3000 and the MSI with the 3200
  5. The Contenders: ASRock B450 Pro4 Vs. MSI B450 Gaming Plus The CPU: Ryzen 5 2600 The Kicker: I've been budgeting a seires of MOBO's and RAM options. Color coordination is actually something I want to work with. Neweg has had some great sales on G.Skill Ripjaws RAM, which I think is what I wanna go with, but the silver Ripjaws I want to pair with the B450 are sold out! The RED Ripstick options are actually cheaper than the SILVER, so the RAM budget could drop and still provide RAM just as good if not better. The RED will be the only red thing in my build with the ASRock option, and thus will not look good. But would look great with the MSI Gaming Pro. Too much info, Trevb0t. Shut up and break this down: For a $2 pricing difference, I could build: Option 1: R5 2600 with ASRock B450 Pro4 AND 16Gb of DDR4 3000 Option 2: R5 2600 with MSI B450 Gaming Plus AND 16Gb of DDR4 3200 Option 3: I could save about $20 and do the MSI with 16Gb of DDR4 2666 Is the MSI board a step up, step down, or a parallel for me? Here's what else I want to run in the build: https://pcpartpicker.com/user/trevb0t/saved/rPmtgs So as long as I've got hookups for what's listed, I don't need much in excess. I would like to put some LED lighting and fans in there with either option.
  6. Good value fasho. Admittedly I like the steel look of those silvery ripjaws. It plays a factor.
  7. I could overclock 2666 to 3200+? Or I'd need 3200+ to OC to it?
  8. Hey all, I've been posting A TON of questions, so bear with me... The Hardware so far: https://pcpartpicker.com/user/trevb0t/saved/rPmtgs Ryzen 5 2600 (Pinnacle Ridge) and ASRock B450 PRO Memory QVL: https://www.asrock.com/mb/AMD/B450 Pro4/index.asp#MemoryPR The RAM I actually want: https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820232176 My question: Under G.Skill there are no 2.666 Ghz variants listed as supported. It jumps from 2400 to 2933. This RAM is on a great sale (and the 3000 version I wanted initially is sold out! ). The board further lists in specs that 2.666 is as high as it supports without overclocking. Thus I think that's a nice sweet spot for me (since reliability / longevity is a goal on this build.) WILL THIS RAM BE COMPATIBLE??? And is anyone out there running this exact setup who could share their experience?
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    B450 Boards

    Even if, with the deal the TUF is actually a few bucks cheaper than the ASROCK PRO?
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    B450 Boards

    Thus far everything I've got will work nicely with B&W color scheme. The only stand out on the TUF is the yellow branding decal, but it's small enough it won't upset the motif (especially since pre-ram, it was purely accidental.) I think it would be cool to do some blacklight in there at some point, though.
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    B450 Boards

    Hey guys, I'm looking at a few B450 series MOBO options in the $70-90 range. ATX or Micro ATX are compatible. My hardware: https://pcpartpicker.com/user/trevb0t/saved/rPmtgs With the 6 core R5 2600 I don't think I'll be pushing any of the low end boards too hard. Especially since I really don't plan overclocking (aside from maybe a few initial benchmarks to see how it runs.) That said: Newegg has a combo https://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.3845697&Description=ryzen 5 2600 with an ASUS TUF B450M-PLUS GAMING which adds an extra $15 off of the price tag. While this MOBO is at the top end of my range, this puts it pretty squarely in the price zone I want. I've heard great things about the BIOS on this board, but I've heard plenty of negative about it as well. (And in this way, none of the low cost B450's are a clear winner.) Thoughts on the TUF vs say... MSI B450M PRO, ASROCK B450M PRO, etc.
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    X370M PRO vs B450M?

    I don't honestly plan to go too hard on OC with the 2600 anyway. But I am curious to hear more about the VRM Cooling, because none of the reviews I've seen have ever mentioned poor value there. Do you happen to have any literature on the subject? I have an ATX case though, for reference. If mATX was a factor in cost:quality, is there a better bet for ATX class?
  13. Hey all, I've got an R5 2600 on the way to me, and I'm looking at affordable MOBO options. I was originally looking at the Asrock B450M HDV as an affordable option (it WAS about $50, and has been a pretty recommended buy for the low end 450's) There are still some $60-70 range 450's by MSI and Gigabyte, but from testing I've seen they come either less recommended or are something to avoid. That Asrock is up to about $80 at this point, which I suppose I can go to. But for a similar price, last gen's Asrock X370M PRO4 is in that same price range, which as I understand was more of a $140ish MOBO in its day, has 64gb RAM capabilities (which a $10 step up to PRO on the 450 would afford), and frankly would be a bit more aesthetically pleasing in my build with the white details. So should I go for the older model that was more beast in its day and update some BIOS, or the newer model that is on the lower end?
  14. As a resolutionary post: I basically just finagled an extra bit here and there, and am frankly pushing my paycheck past where I should, but a pair of 8gb ripjaws at 3000 mhz is only 99 right now, so... I just bought it all anyway XD But I agree with the idea of buying a single 8gb stick, waiting the couple weeks or whatever to buy a second (since really, an 8gb stick is maybe $40 on the budget end.) and making little sacrifice. Overall my project of sticking to a budget has been shattered XD (it's still a budget pc, I just shattered MY budget)