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x029

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  1. I might consider it but I am mostly looking for an air cooler as it should be similar performance at a lower price, but if you could get statistics that would be great. Is the arctic freezer better than the pure rock slim? It's also a bit tall for my liking but it's cheap and I guess I could go with it. I can't find the alpenfohn anywhere unfortunately.
  2. This post is a followup to: The general consensus was that I need to replace the wraith stealth. However, I was wondering what CPU cooler I should use instead. The basic requirements are that it should be at most 40 usd (including thermal paste), should actually fit in my case (my Cougar MX-330G claims to have a max cooler size of 155mm), and should be compatible with my AM4 CPU. Here are the options I have considered so far: - CoolerMaster Hyper 212 Evo: Too large. - Noctua NH-L9i/a/AM4: Does have thermal paste and is small enough, but may not be powerful enough. Also may need to buy an additional bracket for Am4 - be quiet! Pure Rock 2: 155mm so I'm also scared to use it, but it does seem powerful and does seem to have thermal paste preapplied. - be quiet! Pure Rock Slim: Should have about 3cm space which is good, but may be slightly less powerful than the PureRock 2. Note that I'm also scared about the tempered glass panel for the height, since I sometimes kick it and if there is a CPU cooler right behind it I am afraid it will break. Plus I am afraid that someday I may send my chair straight into it... I'm starting to regret getting a glass panel. I'll probably go for the Pure Rock Slim but if there's an obvious choice I'm missing please inform me. Stats on the performance of the NH-L9 and the pure rock 2/slim would be great too for a comparison (ideally also with the wraith stealth) Thanks.
  3. is the NH-L9i/a/a-am4 good? I hope I don't need any more case fans. Also, if I get a noctua L9, it will come with thermal paste correct?
  4. the Hyper 212 is not compatible with my case and the arctic freezer is a bit on the expensive side
  5. Ryzen Master doesn't work since it needs virtualization based security off, but editing the group policy doesn't seem to work and i can't disable virtualization in the BIOS altogether because of work. I will try to remount my heatsink soon. I will try to get a new cooler as soon as possible, what's a good cheap recommendation? Also, should I replace the back fan that is not PWM and can't spin as fast?
  6. I built my first PC a few weeks ago and it seems a bit loud and hot. HWINFO tells me that my Tctl/Tdie temps are about 65 C at idle (usage less than 10%). under AIDA64 system stability test stressing CPU and FPU it reports about 88-89 degrees (but HWINFO's CPU (Tctl/Tdie) reads up to 94C.) This is definitely not good so I was wondering why this could be the case. Here's my build (tl;dr below). PCPartPicker Part List: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/Z9XvXv CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor (Purchased For $171.89) Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING ATX AM4 Motherboard (Purchased For $129.99) Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL16 Memory (Purchased For $79.99) Storage: Team MP34 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive (Purchased For $66.99) Storage: Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (Purchased For $54.99) Video Card: EVGA GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB KO GAMING Video Card (Purchased For $299.99) Case: Cougar MX330-G ATX Mid Tower Case (Purchased For $51.99) Power Supply: Antec NeoECO Gold ZEN 500 W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply (Purchased For $75.81) Wireless Network Adapter: Asus PCE-AC55BT B1 PCIe x1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter (Purchased For $34.99) Case Fan: ARCTIC P12 PWM PST 56.3 CFM 120 mm Fan (Purchased For $12.49) Case Fan: ARCTIC P12 PWM PST 56.3 CFM 120 mm Fan (Purchased For $12.49) Mouse: Logitech G502 HERO Wired Optical Mouse (Purchased For $46.99) Total: $1038.60 Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-08-13 17:44 EDT-0400 Tl;dr: Ryzen 5 3600 with stock cooler, RTX 2060 KO graphics card, two Arctic P12 PWM PST intake fans connected using Arctic's PWM Sharing technology at the front of a Cougar MX330-G ATX case with the fan that came with the case in the back. (NOTE: The back fan may not be high quality and does not have PWM, however I don't think others had issues with this fan. I may try to replace it at some point though). Before you ask, I did not apply thermal paste beyond what was already on the stock cooler. When mounting it however I did a sloppy job, but I did use the criss cross pattern and saw that the thermal paste had spread. Also, the case fans are in the correct orientation (front fans are intake and back fan is exhaust). Every fan does run and at speeds that seem normal. My case is not hot to the touch, though: is it possible that my CPU is just misreporting? I don't think this is possible though. Another thing is that whenever I open Task Manager it shows over 50% usage at first before it falls to about 15% or whatever. Is this normal or is there possibly a malicious background process? Is there anything obvious that might be wrong? Please help! If you have any questions to troubleshoot I will try to answer as quickly as possible.
  7. Thank you, good to know.
  8. Hello, Does anyone know how long it takes for EVGA to ship a graphics card (specifically 2060 KO) to the Northeast US (near NYC) buying direct? I heard their distribution center is in southern California so that would be a bit of a pain. My other option is to go to the nearest microcenter but I'd rather stay safe and not travel. Thanks, x029
  9. Okay. I was asking because the page said that both B+ and B should be fine
  10. hmm, i was also recommended https://pcpartpicker.com/product/cY2bt6/corsair-cv-650-w-80-bronze-certified-atx-power-supply-cp-9020211-na and https://pcpartpicker.com/product/r2TPxr/evga-br-600w-80-bronze-certified-atx-power-supply-100-br-0600-k1, which look like they are cheaper but have higher wattages. Is that important? It looks like they are both in B tier not B+ so will they also be ok?
  11. by the way @TofuHaroto, is that the same as the "Neo Eco M Gold / Zen" in the B+ tier?
  12. Ok thank you @TofuHaroto and @boggy77. yeah - I checked the prices on the corsair cx/txm and they were either a bit high or out of stock. Looks like the antec should be good - thanks all!
  13. I live in the US, specifically in the northeast. The prices are just based on pcpartpicker but you could visit the newegg/amazon us site
  14. Hello all, I'm a first time builder and want to make sure I have a suitable PSU. My current build is below (along with the PSU i'm using so far.) Based on the "what wattage do you need" thread I should be fine with a 450w, and in that case i could get a better quality one, but my friend told me that it's better to use 550 in case I want to upgrade. What should I do? (Also, I checked a few of the B tier PSUs and they mostly seemed like they were out of my budget.) My current setup has a 80+ psu. I use computers often and sometimes leave them on overnight so efficiency could be a secondary issue. I was also recommeded the corsair 550w 80+bronze and the corsair CXM 450w 80+bronze semi-modular PSU. Budget: Ideally the PSU would be <70 usd but I might be able to push it to 80. PCPartPicker Part List: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/mHMggJ CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($171.99 @ Amazon) Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING ATX AM4 Motherboard ($129.99 @ Newegg) Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL16 Memory ($79.99 @ Newegg) Storage: Team MP34 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($66.98 @ Amazon) Storage: Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ Newegg) Video Card: EVGA GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB KO GAMING Video Card Case: *Cougar MX330-G ATX Mid Tower Case ($54.99 @ B&H) Power Supply: EVGA 600 W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Best Buy) Wireless Network Adapter: Asus PCE-AC55BT B1 PCIe x1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter ($34.99 @ B&H) Case Fan: ARCTIC P12 PWM PST 56.3 CFM 120 mm Fan ($14.99 @ Amazon) Case Fan: ARCTIC P12 PWM PST 56.3 CFM 120 mm Fan ($14.99 @ Amazon) Mouse: Logitech G502 HERO Wired Optical Mouse ($47.99 @ Best Buy) Custom: 8GB Cruzer Blade USB Flash ($5.95 @ Amazon) Total: $737.83 (Note: this doesn't include the video card which is 300 if I get it from the EVGA website) Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available *Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-07-10 12:21 EDT-0400
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