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Everything posted by The_PurpleShroom

  1. Ah ok. When the new psu arrives I will evaluate the acoustics. I also contacted be quiet!, they said that the front panel for the pure base 500Dx is slightly different, an therefore not compatiable. So I asked if I could purchase an additional panel for the pure base 500, so I can attempt a front panel ventilation mod.
  2. About a day after this post I realised that the reason for the constant loud fan noise has been my PSU fan. Lol. So I have ordered a corsair RM 750x 2018. Do you think the Noctua fans will provide superior static pressure relative to the silent wings 3 an pure wings 2 140mm fans, allowing greater intake through the front panel mesh?
  3. Hi guys, I have pretty much 0 experience with case modding to be honest, so I may require some ELI5. My goal for this mod is to improve airflow in my be quiet! pure base 500 build, I would have purchased the 500Dx but the black model was not available when I ordered anywhere in Australia, an it doesn't look like it will be available any time soon. I have seen various front panel mods around the internet, where the front panel has effectively had a chunk removed an replaced with mesh. I have the metallic grey version of the case, but I think black mesh will not look out of place. Question/seeking advice: 1. How does one go about starting a project like this? 2. Approx how easy is this type of modification to botch? ie how significant are the risks 3. Any reccomendations/advice from some of the communites seasoned veterans? 4. Approx what is the cost of undertaking a project like this? [I am based in Australia] Thanks in advance!
  4. Ok, I have sent be quiet! an email about compatiabillity, as even if I were to return my current case the 500Dx [the same case but with an airflow oriented front panel] the black 500Dx is sold out in every be quiet! case distributor in Australia at the moment. So for for, it seems I have a few options. 1. take off front panel, jank rig some mesh to in front of the fans an just deal with the horrible aesthetic for a while. 2. Mod the existing front panel for Air flow. 3. if compatiable, purchase 500dx front panel. Is there anything else regarding my setup that you think could be optimised?
  5. To my knowledge, I don't think motherboards can limit vram. Where did you hear about this? Side note, rtx 2060super's performance is pretty much equivalent to a rtx 2070. Depending on the price difference you may be better off choosing a 2060super series card rather than a 2060.
  6. Ok, in that case get I would reccomend a msi b450 Tomahawk Max.
  7. Yeah that makes sense, normally I would have gone with a airflow oriented case. The only reason I did not, is because I wanted to ensure that I would have adequate cpu cooler clearance for either the noctua nh-d15 or the dark rock pro 4. This was the only case that was within my price range at the time, an was compatiable with my desired heatsink. Maybe I could see if I can find a matching pront panel an try an modify it to house some front panel mesh. That would be sweet as. Do you think the 500Dx front panel is compatiable? That would be a lot easier of a solution if I could find one that would get shipped to Australia. I will have to investigate.
  8. But yes, if you do decide x570 is right for you, the Aorus elite is a great board, from what I have read. But as always, remember to do your own research in order to determine whether or not the feature set, is in line with the feature set that you want.
  9. To be honest, I am not sure if the bump in motherboard tier is worth the additional cost, to you the end use considering it is for a streaming pc. Opting for a superior motherboard may provide some utillity due to the slightly better upgrade path PCI-e gen4 or idk a cheap 3950x or high end zen 3 cpu a few years down the track. If having those options are important enough to you, to where you can justify the additional cost then go for it. [I probably should have also mentioned improved overclocking headroom - the only reason I didn't is I figured since this is primarily for streaming the "cost" of time required for validating a rock solid stable OC (especially on ryzen). May not be worthwhile due to system stabillity being extremely important, you don't want your stream pc crashing in the middle of a huge recording session haha]
  10. Are they actually negligble? In Australia at least the difference in pricing between product iterations from b450 to b550 is quite significant. Prices are quite similar to some x570 boards, I own neither of these chipsets so I can't really comment on the issue but I saw a JayzTwoCents video discussing it. The conclusion he arrived at was pretty much, "if you are willing to buy b550, you may aswell just get an x570". Now obviously this is greatly dependent on pricing an availabillity within Norway. Here is a link to the video btw.
  11. Yeah, I knew that going into the purchase [ordered about ~10 days ago]. The Dx model, was only available in white with no estimate for when the black model will be restocked. This is from pccasegear, which is like pretty much the only be quiet! case distributor that had available stock at the time of ordering [in Aus]. I would kind of prefer not to remove front panel though, due to there not being there being no dust filter inbetween intake an my components.
  12. I am by no means an expert, but from what I have seen, it seems like the b550 boards have a significantly improved VRM desgin relative to some b450 boards. Especially in terms of heatsink mass, an power delivery. As the manufacturer's love to say "robust VRM design". lol.
  13. Ok, makes sense. 3700x it is. Is PCI-e gen 4 important to you? If yes go b550 as @gloop has suggested if no go b450. I too, second his opinion in reference to going with the tomahawk. Whether it be b450, or b550.
  14. Yes, this PC is extremely extremely capable as a recording PC, it will not break a sweat. Since you seem to be looking for 8 cores, you may aswell get a 3700x instead of a 3800x the very minor frequency improvements is not normally worth the price premium. That being said, I am not familiar with the norwegian market place. If the total cost of the 3800x > 105% the total cost of the 3700x [which it probably will be] get the 3700x. This is due to the 3800x being approx 4-6% "faster", in actuality it is pretty much the same cpu with a mild factory OC. If you are going to be utilising as a recording PC, do you want this pc to be as inaudible as possible?
  15. Hello, So I was wondering if any of you guys could give me some advice about fan layout optimisation/advice for my current build. Best case scenario, I would like a profile or loadout that is extremely quiet for when I doing work or something non-process intensive. With another profile for gaming where the acoustics of the system don't really matter as I have my headphones blasting anyways. pc partpicker list at bottom of post. I find that even when I set in bios my top exhaust fans the "silent" preset, that it seems to be the loudest component in my system. Although depending on GPU temps those fans tend to kick on even when the GPU is idling [it has a 0rpm mode by default], this is an issue that I did not experience in my s340 elite. My hypothesis for the reasoning behind the increased GPU temps both at idle an during gaming are due to the front intake fans either lacking the static pressure required to pull sufficient air through the fairly restrictive filtration setup on this case [I removed the bottom intake filter], or due to them monitoring cpu temps which are consistently very low at idle an during gaming not ramping up sufficiently also reducing air flow to the GPU. Any tips/optimisation guides would be greatly appreciated [doesn't even have to be directly related to the topic as I love to hear feedback about my setup, and/pr setup reccomendations/optimisations] Some other Important information: CPU OC'ed 4.2 all core 1.2v. GPU overclocked ~150 core clock ~675mem clock Last night I was looking at this forum and I came accross Fan Control, the program made by a fellow forum member, would it be worthwhile setting that software up to monitor gpu temps for front intake? Current Fan setup: Front intake consists of: Bottom int: 1 140mm silent wings 3 1000rpm model [I think in pcpartpicker it is listed as high speed model, but I don't see that listed on the packaging so I am assuming I do not have that model]. Top int: included 140mm pure wings 2 set to performance pre set in bios - monitoring cpu Top fans 2x 120mm noctua nf-12a [currently mounted as exhaust, I experimented with intake initially, apparently exhaust is superior for gpu cooling an since temps increased in this case relative to my previous case the s340 elite I figured I would give it a go] Currently set to standard or silent preset in bios - monitoring cpu Rear fan: 1x 140mm pure wings 2 [included in case] set to performance pre set in bios - monitoring cpu PCPartPicker Part List Type Item Price CPU AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor Purchased For $279.00 CPU Cooler be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 50.5 CFM CPU Cooler Purchased For $139.00 Motherboard ASRock B450M Steel Legend Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard Purchased For $170.00 Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory Purchased For $229.00 Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive Purchased For $120.00 Storage Kingston A2000 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive Purchased For $177.00 Storage Seagate Barracuda Compute 4 TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive Purchased For $135.00 Storage Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive Purchased For $100.00 Video Card GALAX GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER 8 GB EX (1-Click OC) Video Card Purchased For $599.00 Case be quiet! Pure Base 500 ATX Mid Tower Case Purchased For $131.00 Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit Purchased For $8.00 Case Fan Noctua NF-S12A PWM 120 mm Fan Purchased For $20.00 Case Fan Noctua NF-S12A PWM 120 mm Fan Purchased For $25.00 Case Fan be quiet! SilentWings 3 PWM High-Speed 77.57 CFM 140 mm Fan Purchased For $25.00 Monitor BenQ EL2870U 28.0" 3840x2160 60 Hz Monitor Purchased For $250.00 Monitor Samsung LC27RG50FQNXZA 27.0" 1920x1080 240 Hz Monitor Purchased For $389.00 Keyboard Corsair K70 RGB MK.2 Wired Gaming Keyboard Purchased For $260.00 Mouse Razer Basilisk X HyperSpeed Wireless Optical Mouse Purchased For $99.00 Headphones Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Headphones Purchased For $212.00 Headphones HP OMEN Mindframe 7.1 Channel Headset Purchased For $50.00 Custom Deepcool CFAN-RGBSTP350 RGB 350 Colour LED Strip Magnetic Lighting Kit With Remote (Avail: In Stock ) Purchased For $20.00 Custom Deepcool DP-F04PWM-HUB FH-04 4-Port Fan Hub (Avail: In Stock ) Purchased For $12.00 Custom In Win jupiter Aj120 x 3 RGB case fans Purchased For $69.00 Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts Total $3518.00 Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-07-14 21:43 AEST+1000 As always, big thanks to anyone who takes time out of their busy schedule to help out. Stay safe guys!!
  16. yep Im having the same issue aswell. But I have found that when I run my cpu at stock it does not occur, but when I run my cpu overclocked it does. very weird.
  17. Not sure if the reason is correct, although ur rationale definetly makes sense to me. Using Liquid metal on the die would probably increase the heat transfer, aswell as reducing the thickness of the ihs, not that I am reccomending you go ahead an do that haha. Not even sure if it is possible/worth it on AMD proccessors, I have only really heard about people doing it on intel Cpu's. Yes, this is pretty similar to what I experienced. How is your pc setup thermally speaking? may potentially aid your abillity to do the p95 test, although if it is an unrealistic use case scenario, it probably is not worth your while.
  18. You sir are a intellectual. Just needed to reseat, all showing up now, no problem. Thank you very much.
  19. ok fair enough, I figured it is worth asking haha. I shoulda asked prior to installing lmao. sorry about the mad off topicness of my posts, but literally just got delivered a hyper 212x (don't really want to discuss why publically ... pm i guess?) is the hyper 212x going to perform better than a h7 cryorig?
  20. Thanks, this helps a lot. Did you happen to purchase your CPU fairly recently? I decided to take the advice of the r/overclocking FAQ, since my pc is my daily driver I dont want to risk degradation by going over 1.2v static. Not sure if you had heard abouut that, but it seems to get mentioned fairly often.
  21. Hi guys, as the title says, I've gotta 48gb ram installed, only 2 is showing up, presumably due to am4 motherboards only supporting dual channel. Currently only channels 3/4 are being utilised but the other ram has definelty been detected as there was an error message. I would like to use 1 kit as nanflash for hdd's or as extra vram maybe? haha I'm not sure. the 32gb kit is 3200mhz g.skill ripjaws v 2x16, the other is 2x8gb 2400mhz corsair vengence lpx. If this is totally stupid and a waste of time, sorry for wasting anyones time haha I think it's kinda cool. Side note kinda: As many of u probably did aswell, this morning I downloaded valorant, the anti-cheat was super suss and I vaguely remember hearing a large uproar about this during the beta. Since reading this article I have removed all riot games software an reinstalled windows. How likely is it that this anti-cheat software is actually doing the things the article claims? I mean I love sausage rolls as much as the next guy, but I have never heard of them, an like they may be super reputable but like idk. Really interested to hear what others think about this. sorry for the rant, thanks for reading.
  22. ok this makes sense, thanks. Can you reccomend settings for stress testing on prime95? I can safely tick off realbench has been running for ages. I'm also getting OCCT, what settings should I use for that? thanks
  23. Haha dont worry, at the time of posting I had run cinebench once, which yes is not adequate on it's own. Then validated with realbench for about an hour. depbating whether or not it is worthwhile running prime 95 for the next 4ish hours or another stress test. So far so good btw, thanks. Do you have any reccomendations for which setting's to use on p95, or are there any other stress tests that you would reccomend? Cheers!
  24. Update: 5am now lol, that being said, I kind of have something to show for it? 4.4ghz 1.175v is stable. I was messing around with higher clock speeds, but since I do not want to exceed 1.2v, it is not really looking possible at the moment with my current knowledge at least.