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  1. I'm a relative PC novice who recently put together a new build, and while it seems ok, handbrake speed wasn't what I expected, which has me worrying a little about mistakes I might have made or parts with problems. What is a basic set of benchmarks to determine whether my setup is performing as it should? I did no overclocking and the only departure from default bios settings was to set fan mode to “silent” in the bios. My setup includes: CPU: 3950x Motherboard: Gigabyte Aorus X570 Pro Wifi Memory: 4 16GB sticks of G.Skill Ripjaws V Series DDR4 PC4-25600 3200MHz Storage: 970 EVO Plus 2TB Graphics: GeForce GTX 770 2GB (like many others, waiting for RTX 3080) Case: Fractal Define 7
  2. I just assembled first build in several years, and have it successfully posting, and windows installed (yay!). It uses a Gigabyte X570 Aorus Pro Wifi motherboard with a 3950X CPU. Next step is fan tuning and other bios optimizations, which is something I know very little about, so am looking for resources on the Aorus X570 BIOS. Is the BIOS the same for all the varieties? I found this awesome looking hour long walktrhough for the X570 Aorus Xtreme bios - would that be applicable to my model as well? All I really want to do is optimize my 4 140mm noctua case fans for maximum silence at or near idle, and ensure all other settings are at sensible defaults.
  3. Thanks for the feedback. I'll put it out of my mind, even though it does seem like a bad spot to put a fan.
  4. I'm in the middle of a new build and using an old graphics card while waiting for an RTX 3080. Just noticed that the graphics card, a GTX 770, is hovering just barely over the chipset fan. Parts of the card are almost touching the shield, although I think the chipset fan itself is untouched. Is this ok? This series of motherboards got great reviews and I don't remember reading anything bad about the chipset fan location, but this placement seems very unfortunate. I'm assuming the RTX 3080 will be a lot bigger than my old GTX 770, so the covering will only get worse. Has anyone else dealt with this?
  5. I can't find anything online about the acoustic performance for the FTW3. Can we expect there to be a 0db fan at idle setting?
  6. I know that no one knows anything conclusive when it comes to the restocking practices for this card, but there was some general advice around timing of restocks in this gamers nexus video, which included today at 6am as a possibly good time to try. Alas, no such luck for me. Has anyone else been trying, or better yet succeeded?
  7. Post title says it all. I'm aiming for a super clean and super quiet build with four Noctua pwm fans and want to use low noise adapters on all as well as route all behind the motherboard. See pic below (nothing plugged in yet)
  8. Thanks for the feedback and advice, much appreciated. At the end of the day, it working is what I care about almost to the exclusion of anything else. Those four case fans are recycled from an older system, so no Chromax. Also, I don't mind the appearance, and think the white case and brown fan combo ain't that bad! Got a glass side panel case mostly to shame myself into doing a cleaner job on cable management. Look what I can do when no one will see it :
  9. I'm building a new PC and thought my parts list made sense. The key part are: - Gigabyte Aurus X570 Pro Wifi mobo - Ryzen 3950X cpu - Noctua NH-D15 cooler (huge!) - Samsung 970 Evo plus m.2 ssd - Fractal Define 7 case - 4 sticks of G.Skill DDR4 3200 memory - MSI Gaming N770 TF 2GD5/OC GeForce GTX 770 (a placeholder graphics card from old system while I wait for a RTX 3080 to become available) I don't have any cables connected yet or the PSU but have put in all the other components. I had to raise one of the cooler fans to clear the memory sticks, but the glass panel on the case still easily clears the cooler fan. Phew! I'm wondering though, is this arrangement way too crowded? I'm kind of shocked at how close my graphics card is to my cooler. I'm anticipating getting an MSI RTX 3080 Trio which I think is substantially larger than the GTX 770 that's in there now. And just looking at the card seated in its slot I'm a little nervous about how my fingers will fit to open the slot clamp to release the card. I may have to completely remove and remount the cooler in order to do it! The graphics card also completely covers my m.2 slot that contains my drive - should I move that drive down one to the second slot? I just wish there was a lot more room around everything. I know from research that this size case and parts is pretty common, but it just seems a little crazy to me now that I'm dealing with it in real life. Would an extended ATX board been a better choice? I have no plans on adding the larger hard drive cage to this case (there's a 2 bay cage inside the PSU shroud which is all I'll ever need) or even an optical drive, so I think a larger mobo would have fit in the case easily. Oh well... I will probably not be able to do any more on this build until next weekend which leaves a lot of time for second guessing. I guess what I need is a knowledgeable someone to tell me I'm overthinking this and that everything is fine. Or not, if that's the case! Thoughts?
  10. Not sure what was wrong, but the PC is now working again. When I revisited tonight the final code I saw on the led was 55, which has to do with memory not being seated, which made no sense because memory looked absolutely fine. Regardless, I attempted to wiggle the firmly seated sticks, and lo and behold the system returned to normal afterwards. Some minor fiddling with the sound settings and the system is now completely back in business. I'd never used the system without a graphics card before (this is a high-ish end desktop system from 2014 transplanted into a Silverstone Grandia HTPC case), but it easily does what I need for the time being (play back 1080p blu-ray rips from a Plex server), so no need for the other video card at all.
  11. Won't be able to work on this again until later tonight or tomorrow Thanks for the info. I can't work on this again until later tonight or tomorrow but will post an update then. Really appreciate your help.
  12. Update: I just removed the GTX 760 again and tried booting the computer using just the onboard graphics of my chipset and hdmi output on the motherboard backplate. The computer booted and I got to the windows login screen, but within about 10 seconds, my screen showed some tearing/horizontal lines, and then became unresponsive. I turned off the computer and tried powering up again, and it shows the same behavior as in the video above.
  13. You're referring to the HD6450, right? Do you think I could have damaged my motherboard by trying to use it? I'm the original owner of the HD6450, but it had not been in use for quite some time and I cannot vouch for it's state. If so, I hope my GTX 760 isn't damaged now too
  14. Nope. I'm guessing now that was a mistake, but am not sure whether that is the cause of the current problem. It's now no longer working with the original card either, which has me worried that I accidentally did something to the motherboard while physically switching out the cards.
  15. It had the GTX 760 in it originally and it was working. When I put the HD6450 in it started doing what you see in the video. When I then put the GTX 760 back in again it did the same thing (as shown in the video). Just to be clear, the video is of the original video card after I put it back in, but was doing the same thing with HD6450.