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About lee32uk

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  1. lee32uk

    Is my build compatible?

    Ram is Ram. The brand doesn't really matter. Just make sure you buy a faster kit of 3000 - 3200.
  2. lee32uk

    Before I buy

    The Asus Strix Vega 64 is not great as it runs hot. The Sapphire Nitro Vega 64 is the best version if you can find one at the same/similar price. Also the Corsair RMx 650W would be a better option for the psu.
  3. lee32uk

    New build, your thoughts ?

    Every brand has good/bad boards for Ryzen. The Asus ones are just more expensive compared to the competition. The ASRock ones are nothing special unless you are talking about the Taichi. I would say that MSI have some of the better mid range offerings (Tomahawk, Gaming Pro Carbon etc).
  4. lee32uk

    My new rig Questions

    I didn't know they made dvd writers with built in card readers So yeah that is a good option if you are wanting the R6 case.
  5. lee32uk

    My new rig Questions

    The Fractal R6 only has a single 5.25 bay. The R5 has 2 x 5.25 bays so that would be the better option if you wanted both the DVD and card reader inside the case. Other option would be to go with an external dvd writer and stick the card reader in the 5.25 bay in the R6. You can buy 5.25 card readers from the likes of Akasa. The majority are 3.5" though so they would need a 3.5 to 5.25 adaptor bracket to fit in a 5.25 bay. This one for example is 5.25 - http://www.akasa.co.uk/update.php?tpl=product/product.detail.tpl&no=181&type=Card Reader/Hub&type_sub=Card Reader&model=AK-HC-05U3BK
  6. lee32uk

    Second Ever Build

    There is this site that shows a fix. https://hackaday.com/2018/08/13/gamers-rejoice-heres-a-fix-for-asus-strix-vega-64-thermal-issues/ The actual thermal issues are all over google though https://www.reddit.com/r/Amd/comments/96l9da/strix_vega_fixing_the_horrendous_vrm_heat/
  7. lee32uk

    My new rig Questions

    A case is personal preference so obviously everyone has different tastes on that. If you need a dvd writer and card reader and use them frequently then you might as well go with internal options.
  8. Go with the 2700X then. It will be a bit slower than the 8700K/9700K but you are getting a better gpu as a trade off. Just make sure you get a board that can handle it. Something like an MSI B450 Tomahawk is ok as a budget option.
  9. lee32uk

    Second Ever Build

    Sapphire over Asus any day of the week for Vega. The Strix isn't a good option at all unless you want to fix the thermal issues yourself by modding it with a new thermal pad/paste etc.
  10. lee32uk

    Thoughts/opinions on this build list?

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant CPU: AMD - Ryzen 7 2700X 3.7 GHz 8-Core Processor ($294.89 @ OutletPC) CPU Cooler: Cooler Master - MasterLiquid ML360R RGB 66.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($150.97 @ Amazon) Motherboard: Gigabyte - X470 AORUS GAMING 7 WIFI ATX AM4 Motherboard ($214.99 @ Newegg) Memory: G.Skill - Trident Z RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($124.99 @ Newegg) Storage: Crucial - MX500 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($62.99 @ Newegg Business) Storage: Seagate - Barracuda 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.78 @ OutletPC) Video Card: Gigabyte - GeForce RTX 2080 8 GB GAMING OC Video Card ($757.99 @ Amazon) Case: Cooler Master - MasterCase H500P Mesh ATX Mid Tower Case ($167.98 @ Newegg) Power Supply: Corsair - RMx (2018) 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($89.99 @ Amazon) Total: $1924.57 Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-04-19 06:53 EDT-0400
  11. lee32uk

    Help reviewing this build:

    I am talking about getting all of the fins completely painted white. They are pretty closely grouped together so it might be a bit tricky to get a full even coating is all I was saying. Not something I have done myself so I am just assuming that is the case. Obviously just spray painting the top part will be easy.
  12. lee32uk

    Help reviewing this build:

    Might be a bit tricky to get it completely a different colour as you have all the fins on the tower so getting paint in there won't be that easy. You could look at something like the Deepcool Captain 360mm AIO which is available in White. It isn't a top performer but there isn't a great deal of options on white cooler. https://pcpartpicker.com/product/hymxFT/deepcool-captain-360ex-white-rgb-2296-cfm-liquid-cpu-cooler-captain-360ex-white-rgb There is also the Alpenfohn Brocken 3 but I think it is only available in UK/Europe so it depends on where you are buying from. https://www.alpenfoehn.de/en/products/cpu-cooler/brocken-3-white-edition-en
  13. lee32uk

    Help reviewing this build:

    Yeah any of the Gigabyte Z390 Aorus boards will be fine with the 9900K overclocked.
  14. lee32uk

    Help reviewing this build:

    Looks good to Me. The non wifi Aorus Pro is only $2 less (Assuming you are in the USA of course) so you might as well stick with the Pro wifi even if you don't need the wifi option.
  15. lee32uk

    My new rig Questions

    I am not a fan of RGB myself to be honest. One reason why I have a non windowed case. The Alphacool Eisbaer LT360 or BeQuiet SilentLoop 360mm would be my 'non RGB' suggestion for liquid coolers then. Maybe look at the Phanteks P600S or Fractal Meshify S2 etc if you want a non RGB case. Or if you want a big air cooler like the D15 you have selected (Or BeQuiet Dark Rock Pro 4) then I would swap out the Ram for some Corsair LPX or similar so that is fits under without any issues.