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About Boyohan

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  • CPU
    i5 8600K @ 5.0ghz
  • Motherboard
    Strix Z390-F
  • RAM
    16gb 3200mhz
  • GPU
    Strix GTX 1080
  • Case
    Lian Li O11 Dynamic
  • Storage
    500gb 970 EVO + 2tb HDD
  • PSU
  • Display(s)
    1x XB271HU, 2x S27D390H
  • Cooling
    H150i Pro, 12x HD120

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  1. Good At what speed are you running your CPU atm ? With those temps you should be able to increase your frequency quite a lot without problems. Anything below 80-85C is fine.
  2. There is no harm in increasing the overclock in small steps. Start with locking all cores to turbo speed and do a long test to see your max CPU test. Then you can increase the frequency in steps by 100-200mhz each time. I would excpect that the 120mm AIO is enough for a small overclock to 4,5-4,7ghz but after that you may need a bigger cooler. Edit... Testing your temps in games only isn't really a great benchmark. When I overclocked my 8600K I tested with Prime95 for 8h and Realbench 4h. You dont really need to test for that long if you only want to check your temps but you need something that pushes you CPU to its limit.
  3. There is a very good motherboard tier list on the forum https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/1046357-motherboard-tier-list-x570-update/ I would suggest going for Tier E or better. Also size I think. Mortar mATX and Tomahawk ATX But otherwise very similar.
  4. That is one of the best aircoolers on the market but and it is huge but will most likely fit in your case. What type of RAM do you have ? clearance over the ram can also be a problem. I can also suggest coolers like Noctua U12S and BQ Dark Rock 4. https://www.amazon.com/NOCTUA-NH-U12S-chromax-Black-Single-Tower-Cooler/dp/B07Y3DCPVS/ref=sr_1_2?crid=237R8MQF41W8K&keywords=u12s&qid=1575968405&s=electronics&sprefix=u12s%2Celectronics%2C263&sr=1-2 https://www.amazon.com/quiet-Dark-Rock-BK021-Cooler/dp/B07BYP9S95/ref=sr_1_1?crid=IFTZIPDWRHR3&keywords=dark+rock+4&qid=1575968378&s=electronics&sprefix=dark+rock+%2Celectronics%2C244&sr=1-1 These cooler are a huge upgrade from your current cooler but not as bulky as Noctua D15.
  5. I used a small amount of heat resistant silicone glue in each corner of the IHS when I did my delid
  6. That is a very small cooler. You should be able to get better temps with just a bigger cooler. The 212 EVO is better but i would go even bigger with noctua or be quiet. Edit... Just make sure the new cooler fits in your case if you want to upgrade.
  7. The 7700K is still a great CPU and a delid would allow you to use it for another few years with a good overclock. The delid process is quite easy and risk free if you buy the correct tools and do some research before you start. Do not use a "normal thermalpaste" but instead you should use liquid metal from thermal grizzly. I after i delidded my 8600k I got higher clocks with lower temps. Before delid: 4.9ghz 1,38V with 80-85C during stresstest. After delid: 5.0ghz 1.37V with 65-70C during stresstest.
  8. Agreed. A used GPU can also be a good idea. During the summer I was building a PC for my kids and got a RX580 (4gb) for about 90eur and it has worked like a charm. Most games at 1080p/60hz is easy. If you consider a used GPU you could probably get a better card for the same money. I would look at possibly GTX1070/1070ti
  9. 200 what ? USD / EUR / YEN ?? Where do you live ? What are the prices in your country ? Get the best you can afford.... At 200eur you could probably get a RX580 but a GTX 1650super could also be a good idea.
  10. I could absolutely keep my current setup for a year or more. The reason I was considering an upgrade was because the 9900k will be the best CPU for my current setup and it would most likely last me at least 3-5 years with 8c/16t. So it could possibly save money in the long run. But I also dont really need it as my current setup gives me 60-90fps in 1440p on most modern games. And in less demanding games like CS:GO, Overwatch, WoW i get +200 fps.
  11. You are all probably correct. I keep telling myself the same but these questions keep spinning inside my head
  12. I am just looking for some input as I am a bit conflicted if an upgrade is necessary or not. I'm considering an upgrade of my CPU to a 9900K but not sure if it is worth it or if I should wait a year or so and get next gen Intel/AMD. I get the feeling that pretty soon my 8600k won't be enough. The VRMs on my Z390-F should be good enough for a 9900K (with a small OC). My GTX1080 is still decent so I plan to only upgrade my CPU and wait for next gen GPUs. My RAM will also be reused (maybe ill buy another 16gb of the same type) I mostly use my PC for gaming at and I some light work from home (mostly answering emails etc). I was also thinking about going AMD but that would be more expensive as I would need to buy a new mobo as well. To upgrade or not to upgrade.... ?
  13. For 75eur extra you could almost get a RX580 which is definitely better than the 1060.