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  • CPU
    AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
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    ASRock B550 Phantom Gaming ITX/AC
  • RAM
    32GB G.SKill Trident Z Neo DDR4-3600 CL16
  • GPU
    RTX 3070 Founders Edition
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    Phanteks Eclipse P200A DRGB
  • Storage
    WD SN850 Black 1TB NVMe SSD & WD SN550 1TB NVMe SSD
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    Seasonic PRIME Ultra Gold 550W
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    2x Acer Predator XB271HU
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    Phanteks Glacier One 240MP
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    Corsair K65 RGB
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    Corsair Nightsword RGB
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    Corsair VOID Wireless RGB \ Logitech Z-5300e
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    Windows 10 Home 64-bit
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  1. Spellforce 3. Real-time RTS/RPG blend. Torchlight 2. Diablo-esque w/ coop.
  2. Can try tuning your current DDR4-3200 kit with the help of the Ryzen DRAM Calculator and Thaiphoon. I wouldn't bother moving to DDR-3600 or higher if I were you unless you could essentially get it for free (e.g. selling your 3200 kit to offset the cost of the 3600 kit).
  3. Gigabyte markets this as "3D Active fan " where the fans will not spun up while idling or under light use. Like spidey said, this is usually whenever under 50-60C, and its by design.
  4. That looks like the WiFi device, you snapped one of the antenna connections.
  5. That looks like it may be Nvidia Shadowplay / Highlights usage. Open up GeForce Experience and turn-off recording and highlights and see if that reduces/eliminates that process' disk usage.
  6. I'd start with a custom fan curve before I'd consider popping the lid and re-pasting. Asus GPU Tweak II (please check to see if it's compatible with Maxwell first) is pretty decent for setting a custom fan curve, but even maxing out at 75C at full load isn't anything to worry about on a GTX 970.
  7. Since you're able to get into the BIOS at least, can you try rolling back to the previous BIOS version?
  8. 1. Delete the existing partition. 2. Then click the "New" button, and it should create a new GPT partition.
  9. Yes it will fit. The Dark Rock 4 height is 159mm and the Asus GT301 supports up to 160mm. The Dark Rock Pro 4 is 163mm high, so it most likely will not fit in that case.
  10. If they're the same price and both are available, I'd go with the 3070 Ti FE. Maybe 5-10% on average in gaming work loads.
  11. The RTX 3070 Ti has 5% more CUDA cores and faster GDDR6X memory (versus GDDR6 in the 3070). However the RTX 3070 Ti Founders Edition is notoriously difficult to find. As Linus had noted, he even placed a photo bounty on it earlier in the month with no success (last I checked). I am seeing them beginning to trickle out on the 2nd hand markets, but it's basically a unicorn at this moment. That said, if they're the same price and both are available, I'd go with the 3070 Ti FE.
  12. "500 gb hdd I want more storage but I also need to keep it under 70 us dollars" I don't think I've seen a SSD that's over 500GB that isn't 1TB. Biggest difference between BX500 and MX500 is the lack of a DRAM cache in the BX500. Not a big deal, IMO, at this price point considering the OP only has a HDD presently.
  13. I'd go MX500 as well, but the budget does not allow him to get an SSD that is over his current HDD storage of 500GB (have his cake) and under $70 (eat it too). If you can find a 1TB MX500, or Hynix P31 Gold, or WD Blue, or similar 2.5" SATA SSD w/ DRAM for under $70, then I'd buy it in an instant.
  14. I wouldn't worry about it. Your drive's endurance is advertised/rated for 300TBW, which is probably Samsung being conservative (under promise and over deliver), and you're roughly 3% through that at this point with a little over 9TBW.