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AncientPistol

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  1. I have the Benq ex2780q monitor that supports upto 144Hz refresh rate and 10bpc color but I am not able to turn them both on together. In the Nvidia control panel I am able to enable either 8bpc color with 144Hz or 10bpc with only 120Hz refresh rate. GPU is RTX2070 Super and I'm using a DP1.4 cable from Bluerigger to connect to the monitor. With 144Hz 8bpc in nvidia control panel, it shows 8-bit in windows display settings when HDR is off and "8-bit with dithering" when HDR is on. With 120Hz 10bpc it shows 10-bit in windows display settings in both cases. Is there a way to use 10bpc color at 144Hz? If not which setting should I use? Use case includes games like GTA V, Tomb Raider, Borderlands, Minecraft RTX etc and a little bit of comp games like CSGO, Valorant but not much.
  2. How can I turn off PBO and use enhancer? The enhancer options are in the PBO section itself- Auto, Enable, Disable, Enhanced 1-4 and Advanced. Since my primary focus is gaming, I am looking for single core boost if possible, don't care much about all core boost. Should I try options 1 and 2 to see if I get better single core scores? I am not familiar with that, where can I find this?
  3. So I went to the BIOS and switched from PBO Auto to Enabled. Running benchmarks my scores have improved by about 1-2% and temps have gone up by 1-2C also under full load. Nothing insane but its free performance so I won't complain. I did see a few other options though, Enhanced 1 - 4. What are these? Should I try them?
  4. I have built a new PC with AMD Ryzen 3700X. So far, other than enabling XMP and changing the fan curves a bit, I have not touched anything in the BIOS, everything is stock. Running some CPU benchmarks I have found that the CPU stays in the mid-high 60s under full synthetic load thanks to my Kraken X63 AIO. I am wondering if I should enable PBO and what kind of performance gains I should expect from it. I use the PC mostly for gaming. I saw in a video somewhere that PBO can push the voltage above 1.4V which I don't think is very healthy for the CPU and that the performance gains are not worth it. I want to get any extra performance I can get for free but definitely not at the cost of CPU life or stability. I use my PC for 8-10 hrs a day and want to go at least 3-4 years before upgrading the CPU, then there is also the fact that enabling PBO will void my warranty. So, what do you guys suggest? Full parts list - PCPartPicker Part List Type Item Price CPU AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor $279.99 @ Amazon CPU Cooler NZXT Kraken X63 98.17 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $149.99 @ Best Buy Motherboard MSI MPG B550 GAMING EDGE WIFI ATX AM4 Motherboard Memory G.Skill Trident Z RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory $83.99 @ Newegg Storage Samsung 970 Evo Plus 250 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $69.98 @ Amazon Storage Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $54.99 @ Newegg Video Card Asus GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB STRIX GAMING Advanced Video Card $584.99 @ Best Buy Case NZXT H510 ATX Mid Tower Case $69.99 @ Best Buy Power Supply Corsair TXM Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts Total $1293.92 Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-07-31 10:44 EDT-0400
  5. I am using Kraken X63 to cool my Ryzen 7 3700X and the rated pump speed is 1000-2800 RPM. I don't care much about noise so in NZXT CAM software I have set the performance profile, but I noticed that even at idle the pump is at ~2200-2400 RPM and almost never goes below 2000. So to test I switched to silent profile but the fan curve is very similar to performance mode and looks way too aggressive. These numbers are all at idle, with a couple chrome tabs open and nothing else. Are these speeds normal or should I set a custom curve with lower RPM at lower temperatures? Again, I do not care much about noise but I am worried if the pump running at those speeds at all times might affect the life span of the cooler. The PC is on for about 14-16 hours a day, I do both my work during day (light to moderate load, ~9hrs) and gaming at night (heavy load ~5hrs) on the same PC. Idle temps are - CPU: 40-50 C, GPU (2070 Super): 42-44 C, Liquid: 33 C, Room Temp: 25 C. Case NZXT H510.
  6. So once my DP cable arrives I should be able to use 10 bit at 1440p 144Hz? In that case it is kinda cheap on Benq's part to not include a cable that can fully use all the capabilities of the monitor.
  7. I have a Benq EX2780Q monitor which according to its website supports 10 bit color, but going into nvidia control panel I do not see 10 bit option, only 8 bit. I tried it with HDR enabled and disabled, but in both cases the only option available in nvidia control panel is 8 bit. One difference I am seeing is that with HDR disabled, going to (Right click on desktop) > Display settings > Advanced display settings shows bit depth as 8-bit while with HDR enabled it shows "8-bit with dithering". Is this monitor not capable of true 10 bit? I am using the included HDMI cable currently but I have ordered a DP1.4 cable because that allows G-sync, will that make a difference? GPU - RTX2070 Super.
  8. So today things happened and I ended up spilling a not insignificant amount of water on my CK550 keyboard. The pc wasn't powered on when the incident happened and the keyboard dripped a few drops when I inverted it. How long do I need to keep it unplugged to make sure all the water has dried? Also, should I remove the key caps to speed up the drying process?
  9. Thank you for the info, so I guess I'll stick to XMP. Marking as solved.
  10. But isnt the rated frequency on the box factory tested to be stable? At least in day to day use?
  11. I have 2x8GB G Skill Trident Z RGB RAM (F4-3200C16D-16GTZR). It is Hynix AFR die with rated timings 16-18-18-38 at 3200 MT/s. I am building this pc for my brother so stability is the highest priority and I don't want him getting any BSODs while gaming. Also, I have zero experience with overclocking anything. So given this information, should I bother with overclocking the memory or is it better to just load the XMP and call it a day? If yes, what kind of performance gains could I achieve and where should I look for information regarding overclocking? Full parts list - PCPartPicker Part List Type Item Price CPU AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor $279.30 @ Amazon CPU Cooler NZXT Kraken X63 98.17 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $149.99 @ Best Buy Motherboard MSI MPG B550 GAMING EDGE WIFI ATX AM4 Motherboard Memory G.Skill Trident Z RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory $87.99 @ Amazon Storage Samsung 970 Evo Plus 250 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $69.98 @ Amazon Storage Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $54.99 @ Newegg Video Card Asus GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB STRIX GAMING Advanced Video Card $584.99 @ Best Buy Case NZXT H510 ATX Mid Tower Case $69.99 @ B&H Power Supply Corsair TXM Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply $198.99 @ Amazon Monitor BenQ EX2780Q 27.0" 2560x1440 144 Hz Monitor $449.99 @ Adorama Keyboard Cooler Master CK550 RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard $124.78 @ Amazon Mouse Logitech G403 HERO 16K Wired Optical Mouse $49.99 @ Best Buy Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts Total $2120.98 Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-07-18 12:33 EDT-0400
  12. Oh okay I understand now. I'm so sorry for wasting your time and thanks a lot for your help
  13. But I can only do that to CPU_FAN1, all the SYS_FANs can only work with DC regulator.
  14. I'm sorry but I dont understand. I have 1 pump and two fans making total 3 PWM headers required on motherboard, but it only has two.
  15. I'm building a PC with Ryzen 7 3700X processor on MSI B550 Gaming Edge WiFi motherboard. For CPU cooling I have bought a Kraken X63 AIO. The manual says to connect the fans to the motherboard or a fan hub, the problem is that the two included fans are PWM, and the motherboard only has two PWM headers - CPU_FAN1 and PUMP_FAN1, one of which I need for the AIO pump. There are 6 other fan headers - SYS_FAN1-6 that are all DC. Where do I install the fan connectors? Do I need to buy a fan hub?
  16. I am building a PC for the first time, and it includes an NZXT Kraken X63 AIO for the CPU. I have watched a few videos on installing the AIO but just to make sure I'll list the process here so please tell me if that is the best way to do it. The case is NZXT H510 and I'm putting the AIO in front to pull fresh air. Install CPU, RAM, SSD on motherboard Remove stock mounting bracket, install standoffs that came with AIO Change the retention bracket for AMD bracket Install the fans on the radiator Install the radiator+fans combo in the case with fans being in the inside pulling air through the rad. Install the motherboard on the case. Remove the protective cover from waterblock/pump combo Mount waterblock on CPU Wiring and cable management Profit? Is this fine or should I change something? Full pcpartpicker list for reference.
  17. Questions: What is the ambient temperature in your room? Is the AIO set as intake or exhaust?
  18. Basically unless you have a very powerful CPU, the primary source of heat in your system will be your GPU. Even when your CPU is under load, the temperature of the liquid itself in the AIO doesnt get that hot and therefore the air going through the radiator isn't considerably hotter either. So if you have the rad as the intake the temp of air going is still only a couple degrees over ambient at most so the cooling of other components isn't affected as much. On the other hand, if you keep is as exhaust, your GPU will heat up the air inside the case a considerable amount degrading the CPU cooling. See this video for more details.
  19. I am building a new PC for the first time, and for cooling my Ryzen 3700X I have chosen an NZXT Kraken X63 AIO (little overkill I know but it looks cool). Now I ordered a Cooler Master Mastergel Regular Thermal Paste just in case I scratch up the pre-applied paste on the Kraken or anything, but I am wondering whether I should use the paste anyway? I watched a gamers nexus video on YT where they also recommend removing the pre-applied paste and using your own. The thing is I have never done this before and I think if I don't do it properly it will do more harm than good compared to the stock paste. So far all the parts for the PC haven't arrived yet so I haven't started building the PC, but when I do, should I use the pre-applied paste or use the Cooler Master one? Assuming I don't scratch up the stock paste of anything of course.
  20. wouldnt 3080 be super expensive at launch?
  21. I just wanted to see if I can save any money while retaining the same performance I will get with my current specs, but if I could cut like a $100 that would be really nice. I like the idea of postponing the Kraken but then wouldn't I have to buy a couple of case fans in that case to ensure adequate airflow?
  22. I would like to do the same, but like I said I cannot put more money into it so any upgrades in this would have to be at the cost of something else
  23. I am not planning to store any games on it, just the OS and some programs, so I thought 250 should be enough for it.
  24. I am planning to build a gaming PC,after doing some research and watching lots of reviews, this is the final spec list I came up with https://pcpartpicker.com/list/fGWcp8 The only problem is it is slightly over budget for me, so will it be possible to substitute a few things to make it a few dollars cheaper? I know the Kraken x63 is unnecessary but I really like the look of it so please dont make me take it out Bottom line is that if I cant get equivalent performance at lower a price, I am prepared to spend the money for this but I definitely cannot go above it. Also, just to make sure, if I do end up buying this exact spec, are there some compatibility issues or something that I should be aware of? Thanks in advance
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