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  1. Ok, so long as the temps always stay at least slightly lower than without the heatsink i´ll definitely use it. And i agree, it does look better with it and should also provide some extra protection. Still, if anyone reading this thread knows of a test or video where the difference is shown, please link it. Anyway, thanks for the advice!
  2. My pc isn´t built yet but once all the parts are here i have a question about whether or not i should use the heatshild on the upper m.2 port. The motherboard is a MSI B550 Tomahawk and i plan on only using one drive, a Samsung 970 Evo Plus. I have read a lot of threads on this subject but it seems all of them are from 2017 when the first versions of this heatsink, then called "heatshield", in some cases increased the temperatures. The design looks much more functional now so is it safe to assume they´ve fixed the heatsink? A video where it´s tested would be greatly appreciated! https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/MAG-B550-TOMAHAWK/Gallery#lg=1&slide=1
  3. I have another probably silly question. I have a Corsair RMX 850 V2 (2018) and recently bought an Asus RTX 2070 Super Rog Strix OC Gaming. The gpu has 2 8 pin connectors so i wonder if it is worth it to use two separate 6+2 pin pcie cables instead of one cable with two 6+2 pin pcie connectors. I don´t mind the extra cable and mess if the results in the video are correct. This jaystwocents video shows two cables is (slightly) better than one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UL7KIVI_hJg&t=1s Now i know that this is a quality power supply but if that´s the difference two cables can make i wan´t to do it. Are there any downsides to doing this though? And the second question. Is my power supply multi rail or single rail? Can it be changed in software? I don´t know what it means exactly or how to find out from the box or the manual whether it is single or multi rail. The reason i´m asking is because IIRC a multi rail power supply can use one rail for each pcie cable and thus make it even safer/ stable or something like that. All help is greatly appreciated
  4. Yes i am. But to keep it short then: should i just follow the two options that i wrote in the end? I.e if 1 doesn´t work i gor for 2. I only want to install them once and then not mess around with them anymore.
  5. Looks like the maximum height for the ram is 32mm : https://noctua.at/en/how-big-is-the-nh-d15-and-how-much-clearance-does-it-provide-for-ram-and-chipset-coolers The ram seems to be 34mm high: https://forums.tomshardware.com/threads/corsair-vengeance-lpx-height.2868744/ So a 2mm difference. That would mean i have to move the fan 2 mm up from the motherboard on the front of the D15 if i want to use the 140. I´ve also bought the gpu now and decided on the case. I went with the Define 7 Compact and Asus GeForce RTX 2070 Super ROG Strix Gaming OC. The max cpu cooler height of the case with fans installed is 169mm and the height of the D15 with fans is 165mm. That means if i move the fan 2mm up there is 2 mm clearance to the side panel of the case. That should be fine but what worries me is that i bought the version of the define 7 compact that has the solid side panel with sound dampening material. And i would assume it´s at least 2mm thick. So with all of this in mind. How should i configure the fans? To make things clear again: 1: If the front 140 fits on the cooler i assume that would give the best cooling performance? Then it would be 1x120 at the rear, 2x140 in the D15 and 1x120 and 1x140 at the front of the case. That would also leave the question of which one of the two to install on the bottom? I have read that (IIRC) the much newer 120 has better static pressure which works better when installed just behind a closed front. So maybe that one at the bottom and the 140 at the top which IIRC has better airflow? (because the gpu probably needs more cooling than the cpu with D15) 2: If the front 140 doesn´t fit on the cooler: 1x120 at the rear, 1x140 in the middle of the D15 and 1x120 at the front of it, 2x140 at the front of the case. Do i even have any other option here anyway?
  6. Also, is there a way for me to check if it´s possible to move the fan to clear the ram beforehand?
  7. I assume on november 5th. But you should wait nonetheless, zen 2 prices may go down once zen 3 is released.
  8. I would suggest waiting for the performance reviews of the new Zen 3 processors. Once they are out you can make a decision on which one is best for you. Assuming the nvme ssd is for your os and programs, perhaps 256 GB would be enough? Then you could get a larger sata ssd for storage. I would also recommencd the Corsair RMX 850 V2 instead of the psu you have in the list. To the person who mentioned the ram, for video editing at this budget 32 GB of RAM is the minimum.
  9. Could you tell me why you would buy it over the Define 7 Compact?
  10. Agreed, perhaps i´ve seen too many Gamers Nexus videos. I intend to upgrade to a Ryzen 7 or possibly Ryzen 9 cpu in the future, which will require more cooling, but as you say i´m probaly thinking about it too much. i probably wouldn´t push a cpu like that to it´s limits anyway. The ram kit is Corsair Vengeance LPX Black DDR4 3200MHz 2x16GB. It is low profile ram but as i recall it is 2 milimeters too high to be used with the D15 which is why i´m thinking one 120 at the front of the cooler. But you mean i can move the front 140 higher up to clear the ram? What should the fan configuration be like in that case? Yes i´ve seen that, and this would also be two in and one out so i guess it should be fine. Maybe i´ll go for the Define 7 Compact after all.
  11. A lot of text incoming! I´ve bought all of the components for my new pc, apart from the case that i´m really having trouble deciding on which to buy. I have two options, the Corsair 4000D Airflow and the Fractal Design Define 7 Compact. Both have their strenghts and weaknesses, i can list a few of the positives of each case: 4000D Airflow: Price (35 dollars less), airflow (don´t know how much more though ), seemingly easier to build in Define 7 Compact: Sound dampening material so it *should* be quieter (at least when the system isn´t under full load), more compact, better front io (4000Ds io is definitely enough for me anyway though) I´m leaning towards the 4000D due to the price difference and the fact that it has everything that i need. It´s just that i want a quiet system too but have no way of knowing the difference in noise level of the two cases. I will install noctua fans only though so maybe i should just get the 4000D since they are so quiet? I haven´t been able to find tests of the two using the same method so i don´t know the difference in temperature, noise level and fan rpm. If i knew those it would probably be easier to make a decision. I have bought used Noctua fans for the pc which is why they are mixed and i´m not sure what the best configuration would be. It´s the NH-D15 with two NF-A15 PWM 140mm, one NF-A15 PWM 140mm which has been bought separately that i think only spins at 1200 rpm max compared to 1500 rpm max for the ones that come with the D15, and two NF-A12x25 PWM 120mm. Unfortunately the ram clearance isn´t great so i won´t be able to use the included 140 at the front of the D15. With all that in mind, i was thinking that two of the 140s in the front. That means one of the 140s in the front will have a max rpm of 1200 and one with a max of 1500. Which one should be at the bottom and which one at the top? On the cooler one of the included 140s in the middle and one of the 120s at the front to clear the ram. Then lastly the second 120 at the rear as exhaust. Is that the optimal configuration of the fans? And if so, for both of the cases or just one? I know it´s a lot of information for one post but i hope someone could give some insight on the cases and/or the fan configuration.
  12. A lot of text incoming! I´ve bought all of the components for my new pc, apart from the case that i´m really having trouble deciding on which to buy. I have two options, the Corsair 4000D Airflow and the Fractal Design Define 7 Compact. Both have their strenghts and weaknesses, i can list a few of the positives of each case: 4000D Airflow: Price (35 dollars less), airflow (don´t know how much more though ), seemingly easier to build in Define 7 Compact: Sound dampening material so it *should* be quieter (at least when the system isn´t under full load), more compact, better front io (4000Ds io is definitely enough for me anyway though) I´m leaning towards the 4000D due to the price difference and the fact that it has everything that i need. It´s just that i want a quiet system too but have no way of knowing the difference in noise level of the two cases. I will install noctua fans only though so maybe i should just get the 4000D since they are so quiet? I haven´t been able to find tests of the two using the same method so i don´t know the difference in temperature, noise level and fan rpm. If i knew those it would probably be easier to make a decision. I have bought used Noctua fans for the pc which is why they are mixed and i´m not sure what the best configuration would be. It´s the NH-D15 with two NF-A15 PWM 140mm, one NF-A15 PWM 140mm which has been bought separately that i think only spins at 1200 rpm max compared to 1500 rpm max for the ones that come with the D15, and two NF-A12x25 PWM 120mm. Unfortunately the ram clearance isn´t great so i won´t be able to use the included 140 at the front of the D15. With all that in mind, i was thinking that two of the 140s in the front. That means one of the 140s in the front will have a max rpm of 1200 and one with a max of 1500. Which one should be at the bottom and which one at the top? On the cooler one of the included 140s in the middle and one of the 120s at the front to clear the ram. Then lastly the second 120 at the rear as exhaust. Is that the optimal configuration of the fans? And if so, for both of the cases or just one? I know it´s a lot of information for one post but i hope someone could give some insight on the cases and/or the fan configuration.
  13. I bought an Rtx 3090 and received two codes, one for GeForce Now and one for Watch Dogs:Legion. I don´t have the 3090 anymore since i traded it for a 3080. My question is whether i can sell/ give these codes to someone else and if it will work for them? I´ve heard they may need to register it with the gpu/ that the system detects the hardware before activation or something like that. I haven´t seen or read abouth this though so maybe it would work? I would really like to know before i sell the codes.
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