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Just now, TahoeDust said:

Sexy time...

Mmmmmmmm..... sexy is a very good word to describe EK products, I have an M.2 heatsink from them and it's gorgeous. 


 If you wanna discuss the X58 platform and get tips and advice: General X58 Xeon/i7 discussion. If you want to discuss old Star Wars games like Battlefront II and KOTOR, check out my thread: Anyone still playing old Star Wars games? 

 

Long live his RGBness, @Damascus! And Fractal Design/SeaSonic dude, @Ordinarily_Greater is awesome as well! Also the man who introduced me to the glorious XCMR, @WhisperingKnickers.

 

X99 rig:

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CPU: 5820K at 4.5-4.6Ghz, working on getting my OC 100% stable
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15S
Motherboard: EVGA Classified X99
Memory: 32GB (4x8GB) HyperX Predator 3200MHz DDR4
Storage: 120GB HyperX Savage SSD, 2x 2TB Seagate Barracuda 7200rpm HDDs
GPU: Radeon VII
Case: Corsair Air 540, Black
PSU: EVGA 1000W G3

X58 rig: 

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CPU: X5670 at 4.56GHz/1.5v for now, planning to push higher on that voltage

CPU Cooler: Heatkiller IV CPU block and custom loop with 360mm slim rad
Motherboard: EVGA Classified 4-Way SLI X58 motherboard
Memory: 24GB HyperX Savage DDR3 (Red). Running ~1600MHz 10-10-10-28 for now, it'll to 9-9-9-24 but I'm planning to push to 2000MHz, thus the looser timings. 

Storage: ADATA SU800 128GB SSD, HyperX Savage 120GB SSD
GPU: MSI Gaming X 1080 Ti 11G 
Case: Mountain Mods mobo tray, PSU mount off etsy, some rad mounting hardware and a board of plywood and such from Lowes. 
PSU: Corsair RM1000i

Laptop:

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Clevo P750TM1-G
Random Celeron, 8700K died so I gotta get my hands on an i5 8400

16GB 2400MHz DDR4

GTX 1070

250GB 960 Evo, 2TB Seagate Firecuda, 1TB Seagate Barracuda Pro

 

 

 

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I am torn between an Asus board or trying out the EVGA Dark for my i9 9900K


Workstation Rig:
CPU:  Intel Core i9 9900K @4.7ghz  |~| Cooling: Noctua NH-U12P |~|  MOBO: Asus Z390M ROG Maximus XI GENE |~| RAM: 32gb 3200mhz CL16 G.Skill Trident Z RGB |~| GPU: nVidia TITAN V  |~| PSU: Corsair RM850X 80Plus Gold |~| Boot: WD Black M.2 2280 500GB NVMe |~| Storage: 2X4TB HDD 7200rpm Seagate Iron Wolf + 2X2TB SSD SanDisk Ultra |~| Case: Cooler Master Case Pro 3 |~| Display: ASUS ROG Swift PG348Q 3440x1440p100hz |~| OS: Windows 10 Pro.
Personal Use Rig:
CPU: Intel Core i7 8700 @4.45ghz |~| Cooling: Cooler Master Hyper 212X |~| MOBO: Gigabyte Z370M D3H mATX|~| RAM: 16gb DDR4 3333mhzCL16 G.Skill Trident Z |~| GPU: EVGA Founders Edition GTX 1080 Ti |~| PSU: Corsair TX650M 80Plus Gold |~| Boot:  SSD WD Green M.2 2280 240GB |~| Storage: 1x3TB HDD 7200rpm Seagate Barracuda + SanDisk SSD Plus G26 480gb |~| Case: Cooler Master Case Pro 3 |~| Display Setup: Acer X34 3440x1440p100hz |~| OS: Windows 10 Pro.
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3 minutes ago, Princess Cadence said:

I am torn between an Asus board or trying out the EVGA Dark for my i9 9900K

I love EVGA and I have never owned one of their boards.  I very seriously thought about their Dark board on this build.  That the the only other board I would have bought.

 

I just pulled my motherboard tray (very cool feature) because my board is scheduled for delivery tomorrow.


i9-9900k @ 5.1Hz || EVGA 2080 ti FTW3 Hydrocopper || EVGA z390 Dark || G.Skill TridentZ 16gb 4200MHz C17

 970 Pro 1tb || 860 Evo 2tb || BeQuiet Dark Base Pro 900 || EVGA P2 1200w || AOC Agon AG352UCG

Cooled by: Heatkiller || Hardware Labs || Bitspower || Noctua || EKWB

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1 minute ago, TahoeDust said:

I love EVGA and I have never owned one of their boards.  I very seriously thought about their Dark board on this build.  That the the only other board I would have bought.

 

I just pulled my motherboard tray (very cool feature) because my board is scheduled for delivery tomorrow.

That EVGA does look darn good too, and I love how they mounted the 24-pin and such at a logical angle for that optimal cable management. 👌


 If you wanna discuss the X58 platform and get tips and advice: General X58 Xeon/i7 discussion. If you want to discuss old Star Wars games like Battlefront II and KOTOR, check out my thread: Anyone still playing old Star Wars games? 

 

Long live his RGBness, @Damascus! And Fractal Design/SeaSonic dude, @Ordinarily_Greater is awesome as well! Also the man who introduced me to the glorious XCMR, @WhisperingKnickers.

 

X99 rig:

Spoiler

CPU: 5820K at 4.5-4.6Ghz, working on getting my OC 100% stable
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15S
Motherboard: EVGA Classified X99
Memory: 32GB (4x8GB) HyperX Predator 3200MHz DDR4
Storage: 120GB HyperX Savage SSD, 2x 2TB Seagate Barracuda 7200rpm HDDs
GPU: Radeon VII
Case: Corsair Air 540, Black
PSU: EVGA 1000W G3

X58 rig: 

Spoiler

CPU: X5670 at 4.56GHz/1.5v for now, planning to push higher on that voltage

CPU Cooler: Heatkiller IV CPU block and custom loop with 360mm slim rad
Motherboard: EVGA Classified 4-Way SLI X58 motherboard
Memory: 24GB HyperX Savage DDR3 (Red). Running ~1600MHz 10-10-10-28 for now, it'll to 9-9-9-24 but I'm planning to push to 2000MHz, thus the looser timings. 

Storage: ADATA SU800 128GB SSD, HyperX Savage 120GB SSD
GPU: MSI Gaming X 1080 Ti 11G 
Case: Mountain Mods mobo tray, PSU mount off etsy, some rad mounting hardware and a board of plywood and such from Lowes. 
PSU: Corsair RM1000i

Laptop:

Spoiler

Clevo P750TM1-G
Random Celeron, 8700K died so I gotta get my hands on an i5 8400

16GB 2400MHz DDR4

GTX 1070

250GB 960 Evo, 2TB Seagate Firecuda, 1TB Seagate Barracuda Pro

 

 

 

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45 minutes ago, Princess Cadence said:

I am torn between an Asus board or trying out the EVGA Dark for my i9 9900K

I've been set on the Maximus XI Hero but the Dark does look like an intriguing board. I'm a hardcore fanboy of ASUS boards though, so it'll take a lot to get me to look elsewhere.

 

I assume the Dark has no RGB lighting?


New Build (The Compromise): CPU - i7 9700K @ 5.1Ghz Mobo - ASRock Z390 Taichi | RAM - 16GB G.SKILL TridentZ RGB 3200CL14 @ 3466 14-14-14-30 1T | GPU - ASUS Strix GTX 1080 TI | Cooler - Corsair h100i Pro | SSDs - 500 GB 960 EVO + 500 GB 850 EVO + 1TB MX300 | Case - Coolermaster H500 | PSUEVGA 850 P2 | Monitor - LG 32GK850G-B 144hz 1440p | OSWindows 10 Pro. 

Peripherals - Corsair K70 Lux RGB | Corsair Scimitar RGB | Audio-technica ATH M50X + Antlion Modmic 5 |

CPU/GPU history: Athlon 6000+/HD4850 > i7 2600k/GTX 580, R9 390, R9 Fury > i7 7700K/R9 Fury, 1080TI > Ryzen 1700/1080TI > i7 9700K/1080TI.

Other tech: Surface Pro 4 (i5/128GB), Lenovo Ideapad Y510P w/ Kali, OnePlus 6T (8G/128G), PS4 Slim.

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3 minutes ago, Phentos said:

I assume the Dark has no RGB lighting?

It seems so, I'm not into RGB so that's not an issue to me, I'm worried though it seems it only has 2 DIMMs, and I'm not a huge fan of the FTW.

 

Might end up with Asus for my own build, maybe some deal on a second hand Asus ROG Maximus X Hero z370.


Workstation Rig:
CPU:  Intel Core i9 9900K @4.7ghz  |~| Cooling: Noctua NH-U12P |~|  MOBO: Asus Z390M ROG Maximus XI GENE |~| RAM: 32gb 3200mhz CL16 G.Skill Trident Z RGB |~| GPU: nVidia TITAN V  |~| PSU: Corsair RM850X 80Plus Gold |~| Boot: WD Black M.2 2280 500GB NVMe |~| Storage: 2X4TB HDD 7200rpm Seagate Iron Wolf + 2X2TB SSD SanDisk Ultra |~| Case: Cooler Master Case Pro 3 |~| Display: ASUS ROG Swift PG348Q 3440x1440p100hz |~| OS: Windows 10 Pro.
Personal Use Rig:
CPU: Intel Core i7 8700 @4.45ghz |~| Cooling: Cooler Master Hyper 212X |~| MOBO: Gigabyte Z370M D3H mATX|~| RAM: 16gb DDR4 3333mhzCL16 G.Skill Trident Z |~| GPU: EVGA Founders Edition GTX 1080 Ti |~| PSU: Corsair TX650M 80Plus Gold |~| Boot:  SSD WD Green M.2 2280 240GB |~| Storage: 1x3TB HDD 7200rpm Seagate Barracuda + SanDisk SSD Plus G26 480gb |~| Case: Cooler Master Case Pro 3 |~| Display Setup: Acer X34 3440x1440p100hz |~| OS: Windows 10 Pro.
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2 minutes ago, Princess Cadence said:

It seems so, I'm not into RGB so that's not an issue to me, I'm worried though it seems it only has 2 DIMMs, and I'm not a huge fan of the FTW.

 

Might end up with Asus for my own build.

Not too crazy about the yellow accents on the board though. Probably going to stick with the tried and true ASUS board.

 

Might have to wait for holidays to do my build anyway tbh. I underestimated the prices when I budgeted for my build...


New Build (The Compromise): CPU - i7 9700K @ 5.1Ghz Mobo - ASRock Z390 Taichi | RAM - 16GB G.SKILL TridentZ RGB 3200CL14 @ 3466 14-14-14-30 1T | GPU - ASUS Strix GTX 1080 TI | Cooler - Corsair h100i Pro | SSDs - 500 GB 960 EVO + 500 GB 850 EVO + 1TB MX300 | Case - Coolermaster H500 | PSUEVGA 850 P2 | Monitor - LG 32GK850G-B 144hz 1440p | OSWindows 10 Pro. 

Peripherals - Corsair K70 Lux RGB | Corsair Scimitar RGB | Audio-technica ATH M50X + Antlion Modmic 5 |

CPU/GPU history: Athlon 6000+/HD4850 > i7 2600k/GTX 580, R9 390, R9 Fury > i7 7700K/R9 Fury, 1080TI > Ryzen 1700/1080TI > i7 9700K/1080TI.

Other tech: Surface Pro 4 (i5/128GB), Lenovo Ideapad Y510P w/ Kali, OnePlus 6T (8G/128G), PS4 Slim.

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Mobo already got delivered.  Block hardware has been installed.  No CPU but with the block on there fit loosely I should be able to start bending tube.

 

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i9-9900k @ 5.1Hz || EVGA 2080 ti FTW3 Hydrocopper || EVGA z390 Dark || G.Skill TridentZ 16gb 4200MHz C17

 970 Pro 1tb || 860 Evo 2tb || BeQuiet Dark Base Pro 900 || EVGA P2 1200w || AOC Agon AG352UCG

Cooled by: Heatkiller || Hardware Labs || Bitspower || Noctua || EKWB

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We in there boys.  Looks like everything should clear.  The rear input/out of the top radiator may get a little tricky.  Another "S" dual radial 90 may be needed...

 

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i9-9900k @ 5.1Hz || EVGA 2080 ti FTW3 Hydrocopper || EVGA z390 Dark || G.Skill TridentZ 16gb 4200MHz C17

 970 Pro 1tb || 860 Evo 2tb || BeQuiet Dark Base Pro 900 || EVGA P2 1200w || AOC Agon AG352UCG

Cooled by: Heatkiller || Hardware Labs || Bitspower || Noctua || EKWB

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On 10/11/2018 at 6:35 PM, TahoeDust said:

We in there boys.  Looks like everything should clear.  The rear input/out of the top radiator may get a little tricky.  Another "S" dual radial 90 may be needed...

Looking good! What camera if you don't mind my asking

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47 minutes ago, DVA said:

Looking good! What camera if you don't mind my asking

Thanks!  Old trusty Nikon D5000


i9-9900k @ 5.1Hz || EVGA 2080 ti FTW3 Hydrocopper || EVGA z390 Dark || G.Skill TridentZ 16gb 4200MHz C17

 970 Pro 1tb || 860 Evo 2tb || BeQuiet Dark Base Pro 900 || EVGA P2 1200w || AOC Agon AG352UCG

Cooled by: Heatkiller || Hardware Labs || Bitspower || Noctua || EKWB

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I had time to attempt one run tonight...and I will be doing it again tomorrow...lol.  It would be functional, but I need a a couple mm longer lower straight and couple mm shorter upper straight.  I am using a 45* fitting at the radiator inlet to get it to clear between the lower 280mm radiator fans and the pump reservoir.

 

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i9-9900k @ 5.1Hz || EVGA 2080 ti FTW3 Hydrocopper || EVGA z390 Dark || G.Skill TridentZ 16gb 4200MHz C17

 970 Pro 1tb || 860 Evo 2tb || BeQuiet Dark Base Pro 900 || EVGA P2 1200w || AOC Agon AG352UCG

Cooled by: Heatkiller || Hardware Labs || Bitspower || Noctua || EKWB

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I think I figured out the rear outlet on the upper radiator...Only about $50 worth of fittings(rotary extension, dual rotary 90*, rotary 45*, rotary 90*)...lol...

 

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It was a tight fit...

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i9-9900k @ 5.1Hz || EVGA 2080 ti FTW3 Hydrocopper || EVGA z390 Dark || G.Skill TridentZ 16gb 4200MHz C17

 970 Pro 1tb || 860 Evo 2tb || BeQuiet Dark Base Pro 900 || EVGA P2 1200w || AOC Agon AG352UCG

Cooled by: Heatkiller || Hardware Labs || Bitspower || Noctua || EKWB

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I finished the other CPU run.  Now I wait on parts.  CPU/GPU should be here next week.

 

Good progress today.  Time for a drink.

 

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i9-9900k @ 5.1Hz || EVGA 2080 ti FTW3 Hydrocopper || EVGA z390 Dark || G.Skill TridentZ 16gb 4200MHz C17

 970 Pro 1tb || 860 Evo 2tb || BeQuiet Dark Base Pro 900 || EVGA P2 1200w || AOC Agon AG352UCG

Cooled by: Heatkiller || Hardware Labs || Bitspower || Noctua || EKWB

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My OCD could not allow the rear case fan not to match the other 7.  I also moved over the Trident Z RGB 3600c16, one of the SSDs, and the sleeved cables from the x299 rig...

 

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i9-9900k @ 5.1Hz || EVGA 2080 ti FTW3 Hydrocopper || EVGA z390 Dark || G.Skill TridentZ 16gb 4200MHz C17

 970 Pro 1tb || 860 Evo 2tb || BeQuiet Dark Base Pro 900 || EVGA P2 1200w || AOC Agon AG352UCG

Cooled by: Heatkiller || Hardware Labs || Bitspower || Noctua || EKWB

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On 10/18/2018 at 6:24 PM, TahoeDust said:

My OCD could not allow the rear case fan not to match the other 7.  I also moved over the Trident Z RGB 3600c16, one of the SSDs, and the sleeved cables from the x299 rig...

You damn right lol that would have bugged the shit outta me too even if the screws are visible and not the same I had to order a box so that all of them matched.


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Intel® Core™ i7-7700K @5.3GHz -2AVX / ROG MAXIMUS IX APEX + EK-FB ASUS M9A Monoblock 
ROG-POSEIDON-GTX1080TI 11Gb @2114MHz/5780Mhz / DIMM.2 970 EVO 2TB NVMe PCIe M.2 x2 RAID 0
EVGA SuperNOVA 1600 P2 80+ PLATINUM / Hisense 65" H9 Plus 4k HDR
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I have my delided 7820x, and was making the switch to the pre-ordered a 99000k mostly because I am not a fan of my x299 motherboard.  I figured if I was going to change my motherboard, I would give the 9900k a try.  Now I am thinking about just buying a different x299 board and holding onto my 7820x for a minute and then snag one of the x299 chips coming out.  If I bought a different board it would probably be a Asus Rampage VI Extreme or an EVGA x299 Dark.

 

If anyone reading this would share what they would do, it may help me decide.


i9-9900k @ 5.1Hz || EVGA 2080 ti FTW3 Hydrocopper || EVGA z390 Dark || G.Skill TridentZ 16gb 4200MHz C17

 970 Pro 1tb || 860 Evo 2tb || BeQuiet Dark Base Pro 900 || EVGA P2 1200w || AOC Agon AG352UCG

Cooled by: Heatkiller || Hardware Labs || Bitspower || Noctua || EKWB

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3 minutes ago, elkido122 said:

I guess my question is , do you have to have an 8 core?? Why not pop a 8700k in that board for a little bit and be good enough ??

I am not really interested in moving to less cores.  If I leave x299 it will be for the 9900k.


i9-9900k @ 5.1Hz || EVGA 2080 ti FTW3 Hydrocopper || EVGA z390 Dark || G.Skill TridentZ 16gb 4200MHz C17

 970 Pro 1tb || 860 Evo 2tb || BeQuiet Dark Base Pro 900 || EVGA P2 1200w || AOC Agon AG352UCG

Cooled by: Heatkiller || Hardware Labs || Bitspower || Noctua || EKWB

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I've decided to change this build to x299.  I am ordering either a Asus Rampage VI Apex or a EVGA x299 Dark.  These are the factors that pushed me there.

 

1) I already have a delidded 7820x

2) the new Skylake x-chips look fun

3) I game at 3440x1440, I am never really CPU limited

4) 9900k is not quite what I hoped for

5) x299 will age better than z390

 

Plus, I feel like this amount of work and money into the loop deserves HEDT.


i9-9900k @ 5.1Hz || EVGA 2080 ti FTW3 Hydrocopper || EVGA z390 Dark || G.Skill TridentZ 16gb 4200MHz C17

 970 Pro 1tb || 860 Evo 2tb || BeQuiet Dark Base Pro 900 || EVGA P2 1200w || AOC Agon AG352UCG

Cooled by: Heatkiller || Hardware Labs || Bitspower || Noctua || EKWB

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6 hours ago, TahoeDust said:

I've decided to change this build to x299.  I am ordering either a Asus Rampage VI Apex or a EVGA x299 Dark.  These are the factors that pushed me there.

 

1) I already have a delidded 7820x

2) the new Skylake x-chips look fun

3) I game at 3440x1440, I am never really CPU limited

4) 9900k is not quite what I hoped for

5) x299 will age better than z390

 

Plus, I feel like this amount of work and money into the loop deserves HEDT.

The new chips are the same chips just with STIM, if you have a delided chip with liquid metal and no glue or better yet direct die/waterblock cooling you are already getting better performance than STIM.


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ROG-POSEIDON-GTX1080TI 11Gb @2114MHz/5780Mhz / DIMM.2 970 EVO 2TB NVMe PCIe M.2 x2 RAID 0
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3 hours ago, elkido122 said:

id go for the dark board.. i heard nothing but fantastic about it. bios is nice as well 

That board is amazing but the lack of RGB can be a deal breaker for some lol, but for those people like myself ;) there is a workaround Aquacomputer Farbwerk LED Controller USB | Bluetooth Version (53207)

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Intel® Core™ i7-7700K @5.3GHz -2AVX / ROG MAXIMUS IX APEX + EK-FB ASUS M9A Monoblock 
ROG-POSEIDON-GTX1080TI 11Gb @2114MHz/5780Mhz / DIMM.2 970 EVO 2TB NVMe PCIe M.2 x2 RAID 0
EVGA SuperNOVA 1600 P2 80+ PLATINUM / Hisense 65" H9 Plus 4k HDR
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5 hours ago, H3LLSMAN said:

That board is amazing but the lack of RGB can be a deal breaker for some lol, but for those people like myself ;) there is a workaround Aquacomputer Farbwerk LED Controller USB | Bluetooth Version (53207)

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Damnit...something else to order from Performance-PCs


i9-9900k @ 5.1Hz || EVGA 2080 ti FTW3 Hydrocopper || EVGA z390 Dark || G.Skill TridentZ 16gb 4200MHz C17

 970 Pro 1tb || 860 Evo 2tb || BeQuiet Dark Base Pro 900 || EVGA P2 1200w || AOC Agon AG352UCG

Cooled by: Heatkiller || Hardware Labs || Bitspower || Noctua || EKWB

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