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  1. So I randomly came across this video today. Do you think it would be viable in a custom loop without ice? I'm thinking this could be a game changer. The temperatures are impressive, but I have to admit that I'm still skeptical considering that there's ice involved. At the same time, I did not expect this to work at all even with ice.
  2. We're only using two DIMMs right now, but that's something to keep in mind. I never go 4 DIMMs in my builds because it can cause instability, especially when overclocking. My friend might want to at some point though. Although I don't think he'll ever need more than 16GB of RAM.
  3. Yeah, I was just reading the QVL that Asus lists for the board, and it's a pretty short list. If we can't get it running like it should, then we might have to exchange it for something else. It's kind of funny that there is a Vengeance RGB kit on the list. We'll have to wait and see what happens though. If what we have isn't up to snuff, we'll have to get something from the QVL. Maybe a Team Group or G.Skill kit.
  4. I guess I'll have to fool around with it a bit the next time I'm there. Is this a well known issue with the combination of Vengeance LPX and Ryzen? If it is, do you think it would be worth it to exchange the RAM for a different kit?
  5. Should I just set the timings to what they should be rated for while messing around with the frequency? I'll be honest. Normally I just set and forget RAM settings with XMP or DOCP in my builds. This is the first time I've seen those settings not work, so I haven't really spent much time trying to overclock RAM. If we can't get it to run at the advertised speeds, should we consider trying a different RAM kit? Or maybe trying to go with the advertised speed with looser timings?
  6. Hey guys. I'm helping a friend on a rebuild. The motherboard from the build we put together for him in 2013 crapped out, so we're making some upgrades. The only problem is that the RAM refuses to run as advertised. I've tried running the D.O.C.P. profile, which does detect the RAM and proper settings; however, after saving the settings and rebooting the system tells us that it failed to boot due to memory settings. I tried setting them manually, and we get the same result. I'm thinking a bios update will be in order. Unfortunately, I don't remember what the bios version is, and we just called it a night, deciding to table the issue for another time. For now the RAM seems to want to run at 2133mhz with timings at 15-15-15-36. I just want to run this one by you guys to see what you think the issue might be. I'll list the build specs below. Any ideas? CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 MOBO: Asus ROG Strix B450-F Gaming - https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=13-119-140&Ignorebbr=true RAM: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB @3200mhz 16-18-18-36 - https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=n82e16820233859&Ignorebbr=true GPU: AMD Radeon R9 280X (to be upgraded at a later date) PSU: Corsair CX600
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    Matx Case Needed

    I think I'm just going to go with the SG10. I haven't found anything I like more. I was kind of hoping that case design would have improved in 5 years though. Just going to post this in an attempt to embarrass Linus though.
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    Matx Case Needed

    The problem I have with these cases is that they're all much larger than they need to be. The SG10 is significantly smaller. Cm N200 - 202 x 378 x 445mm Thermaltake Versa H18 - 390 x 205 x 380mm Fractal Meshify C Mini - 395 x 212 x 399 mm SG10 - 220mm (W) x 295mm (H) x 354mm (D)
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    Matx Case Needed

    Shopping: Anywhere online or at Fry's Electronics or Micro Center Location: Chicago suburbs Budget: no limit Specs at this point are fluid, but I'm planning on a fairly high end matx build for gaming. I was thinking about an Asus Maximus XI Gene, either 8700k or 9900k, and either an RTX 2080 or 2080 TI. I have no need for hard drive cages as I'm planning to go with purely M.2 storage.
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    Matx Case Needed

    So I've been toying with the idea of putting together an matx build, and I wanted to get your guys' thoughts on matx cases. I've had one on my mind for a very long time, and that is the Silverstone SG10. It's a fairly old case though (at least 5 years old). I've looked everywhere though, and I can't seem to find a case that is as small as the SG10 that provides the same cooling performance. Ideally, I'd like something a little nicer looking and less boxy with more fan filters that come stock. I still want to be able to overclock, which means it also needs good cooling performance/airflow. Everywhere I turn, I find something larger with less fan expandability, and no room for a large tower cooler. I want a Noctua NH-D15 in this thing. Any ideas for any other cases out there that might be a little more current with similar size and performance?
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    Small Case for H2O cooling

    Yeah, I think I'm probably going with the mini c just because it'll be cleaner.
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    Small Case for H2O cooling

    So... What's your opinion of the Define Nano S? Looks like I should be able to fit a couple radiators in there, but I'm thinking I could go with thicker rads in the mini c. I'm not totally sure though.
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    Small Case for H2O cooling

    There was a reddit post I found where someone was able to do it, but they had to use a specific radiator. I'll probably buy the case first so I can make some measurements of my own before deciding on a radiator. If it doesn't work, I can always just grab a 280mm.
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    Small Case for H2O cooling

    OK, I think I'm sold on the Define Mini C. It has better overall airflow, I really like that there's a tempered glass version, it's smaller than the Phanteks equivalent, and I'm fairly confident I can jam a 360mm radiator in the front with a little elbow grease, assuming I ever want to run dual graphics cards. It seems to be a very well thought out case, and it's probably about damn time I went with Fractal. My previous builds have all been Cooler Master and NZXT.
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    Small Case for H2O cooling

    I think you misunderstood what I was saying. I'm only looking for space for two 240mm rads OR one 360mm. Not both. Basically I'm just looking for enough surface area to cool a cpu and gpu. I'm going to definitely take a look at the Define Mini C when I get off work though. I was also looking at the phanteks enthoo matx, but it does seem a little large.