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    HP Spectre x360 13-bl0121ng "gem cut"

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  1. I guess my biggest money pits are mainboard and storage. Those Cooler Master fans look awesome (frind of mine got them in his Lian Li PC O11 Dynamic) but they are quite loud and do not have a "pleasing quietness" to them (sound silly when I write it down ).
  2. first: thanks for your feedback! The chosen mainboard lacks the internal USB 3.2 Gen 2 header to polulate the front I/O of the case. If not for that, I would could have easily chosen the Asus X570 Strix-I Gaming. I would like to stay within ASUS boards because I am kind of familiar with their BIOS because of a friend who got an ASUS board (doing tech support for him ... ). PSU: Corsair SF series is semi-passive so I thought I would have more headroom before the fan of the PSU starts to spin (around 30% load). Storage: valid point, no gamer needs a gen 4 drive for sure. It would be a nice to have mostly, had it planned mainly because I hate to do a clean install of Windows (which I should do if there is a hardware swap of the C drive i guess). Graphics: I know, the RTX 2080 Super is way faster than the RX 5700 XT, but isn't the consensus that it is not that great value? Might want to save a few bucks there and upgrade later on (RTX 3000 or big Navi maybe when they get cheap)
  3. Hi, this will be my first build from ground up. Did some upgrading to my previous HP prebuild systems or swapped a PSU, graphics card and things like that for friends. I would like to get feedback from you guys if I am missing something. My main use case is gaming. Might want to start edit some GoPro videos in the future. Other things i do won't bother this machine anyway (some coding, photo editing, ). At the moment I only own a 32" 1080p 60Hz television as a monitor. Going to upgrade the monitor soon after the PC build. Would be a 27" 1440p high refresh rate monitor (either LG 27GL850 or HP Omen X 27). PCPartPicker Part List CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3800X 3.9 GHz 8-Core Processor (€367.99 @ Mindfactory) CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U12A 60.09 CFM CPU Cooler (€99.90 @ Amazon Deutschland) Motherboard: Asus ROG Crosshair VIII Impact Mini DTX AM4 Motherboard (€364.00 @ Alternate) Memory: G.Skill Trident Z Neo 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory (Purchased For €184.67) Storage: Gigabyte AORUS NVMe Gen4 2 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive (€455.99 @ Alternate) Video Card: Sapphire Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB NITRO+ SE Video Card (€466.89 @ Mindfactory) Case: Lian Li TU150 Mini ITX Desktop Case (Purchased For €110.33) Power Supply: Corsair SF 750 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully Modular SFX Power Supply (€144.90 @ Amazon Deutschland) Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro OEM 64-bit (Purchased For €31.99) Case Fan: Noctua NF-A12x15 PWM 55.44 CFM 120 mm Fan (€20.50 @ Amazon Deutschland) Case Fan: Noctua NF-A12x15 PWM 55.44 CFM 120 mm Fan (€20.50 @ Amazon Deutschland) Case Fan: Noctua NF-A12x15 PWM 55.44 CFM 120 mm Fan (€20.50 @ Amazon Deutschland) Case Fan: Noctua NF-A12x25 PWM 60.1 CFM 120 mm Fan (€29.90 @ Amazon Deutschland) Total: €2318.06 Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-01-15 15:04 CET+0100 Does anyone have an idea why PC Part Picker lists an incompatibility for the Case and the Graphics card? Any input concerning compatability or anything else appreciated!
  4. unfortunately I do not think that you can wire up those non-CM parts to the small CM ARGB Controller, because it does not use the standard 3pin ARGB header. but I could be wrong ? BTW: how much work was the firmware update? Might have to do this to three of those controllers in the near future
  5. ahh, I am afraid that I can not assist you with that. I only used this Controller via USB for testing purposes on a friends PC before he got a motherboard with a 3pin ARGB header to control it and never ran into any such compatibility issue. Without knowing: - did you use the newest version of the software? - is there a firmware update available for the controller? just as a starting point. I guess someone else might be more helpful
  6. I know that behaviour from my two HP Spectre x360's. It is a feature of the integrated intel graphics to "enhance" the battery life. Just open the Intel Graphics Control Panel and select "energy" (can be named different because my language is set to german). There are a bunch of settings but I am not certain which exact one is responsible for this. Please just try it out using some dark and some bright display content (like a bright website vs a dark website or something like that). Hope this helps
  7. Hi, connecting you Cooler Master ARGB Controller to an "external" USB port on the back of your Motherboard instead of using an internal usb header would work just fine. It would only be a "problem" from an esthetic standpoint - it does not look that clean ? So in short: it works just like it should and does not make any functional difference. it just might does not look that good.
  8. WOW, I must have overlooked this in the manual like 3 times at least when looking for it, thank you sir! Gonna go for the M.2_2 with confidence now
  9. Hello, thank you for your rapid response I came to the same conclusion as you did (M.2_2 is CPU, M.2_1 is Chipset), but because this was the only point where I could find this info was on asus' internet site I was kind of insecure about this info on the site being right. Even the manual of the board does not state this in any way, so there is less info in the manual than on the internet site. Furthermore, I when I looked at the logical stepdown for ASUS ITX boards (Strix I-Gaming), the Strix has the two M.2 ports linked the other way around. After calling ASUS about my concern I was even more insecure than before. I guess I will try the M.2_2 slot for my drive but even then I do not know of any way to "see" it in the BIOS or elsewhere how it is linked. I looked for something in the Asus BIOS on a Stix X570 E-Gaming (my fathers machine) but did not find any clear labeling. With his build, I knew it from a dozen of videos of youtube stating the upper slot (closer to the CPU socket) to be the CPU connected one.
  10. Hello, this is my first post here so I hope I'm not doing it completely wrong. I am in the process of configuring a new system for myself, and this will be my fist complete build from the ground up. I have done excessive research on almost everything but can't find an answer to my last question: Which M.2 Slot on the Crosshair Impact (Expansion Card) is directly connected to the PCIe connection of the CPU and which one is routed over to the X570 Chipset on the board? I want to use a single PCIe Gen 4 SSD and don't want to stress the Chipset just because I don't know better. Also, there would be a small (but not noticable) hit to performance if I would use the chipset-connected M.2 slot. The only hint I found was at the Asus website (picture attached) but it does not clearly says what I want to know. I already had a phone call with the german Asus technical support team, but they would not even get what I wanted to know ("yes, there are two M.2 slots ... both are PCIe 4.0") - really frustrating experience. I am in desperate need of a definite answer to this question so this does not haunt me anymore Thanks in advance for any help/advice