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Ryan Leech

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About Ryan Leech

  • Title
    GTX 465 3-Way SLI

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  • Location
    Minnesota,USA - Valparaíso, Chile
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  • Biography
    I'm also the resident GTX 465 enthusiast.

    My Build:http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/191558-gtx-465-3-way-sli/
  • Occupation
    Grad School Student


  • CPU
    Ryzen 5 5600X
  • Motherboard
    ASRock Taichi x370
  • RAM
    Patriot Viper 16GB 4400MHz
  • GPU
    Sapphire R9 290 Vapor X Crossfire
  • Case
    NZXT S340 Elite White
  • Storage
    Samsung 970 Evo | Mushkin 240GB | Intel 180GB | WD Blue 1TB 7200rpm | WD Caviar SE 80GB 7200rpm SATA II
  • PSU
    EVGA 1300W Supernova G2 80+ Gold
  • Display(s)
    Dell U2515H 2560x1440 IPS + Dell P2214H 1920x1080 IPS
  • Cooling
    Kraken X60
  • Keyboard
    Dell Mulitmedia Pro
  • Mouse
    ZALMAN ZM-M300 2500dpi Mouse
  • Sound
    ATH AD-700X
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Professional 64 bit

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  1. I think the S340's days are numbered, I'm thinking about moving into an H710 later this year so the R9 290s can breath and I can have the 280mm Kraken up top. With all fans maxed in the S340 there's still hardly any airflow. The situation is equally as bad in my H500 that houses an overclocked FX-9590.
  2. When I'm in a Crossfire supported game, I see both GPUs around 90C with max fan speed and the case's glass side panel reaches 70C. The S340 has anemic airflow to say the least. Good thing Ryzen doesn't add much heat to the equation.
  3. Thanks! I appreciate it when someone photos their build with a camera as opposed to a phone. These cards are quite literally hot as hell - with both under full load my case becomes too hot to touch.
  4. The cards have held up great even with my 1440p monitor. I can still run newer games at 1440 medium or low with acceptable frame rates and they perform well for heavy Lightroom, Photoshop and DaVinci Resolve workloads. As far as Crossfire support, I only enable it in older games that were made for it like Battlefield 3 and 4. Launching new games with Crossfire enabled usually results in artifacts and stuttering so I avoid it. The main reason I still run these R9 290 Vapor-X cards is that they just look so good together.
  5. I haven't ran into any issues with sleep yet. I simply put the system to sleep in the evening and it stays asleep all night with no issues and it wakes up instantly when I tough the keyboard. It might be worth disabling wake from mouse or wake from keyboard in the BIOS. Perhaps the issue could be the result of some minor incompatibility between one of your peripherals and the Taichi. Other suggestions would be disabling quick startup in Windows and double checking that S states are enabled in the BIOS.
  6. @anothernguyenIt's good to hear that it worked for you too. Did you try pushing your memory frequency/timings yet? 6.61 allows me to post with my Vipers at 4400 XMP whereas older BIOSs capped at 4000.
  7. @SpiderMansummed it up well, they'd rather have us buy new B550 and X570 boards. Contrary to what AMD's sales wants, I'm just fine using the same motherboard that I bought in 2017. Thanks ASRock.
  8. I left P95 running all night with PBO cranked to 230 and didn't experience any errors so I'd say it's stable so far. This actually really surprised me because I had keyed in a 1966 FCLK and 3933 CL18 memory. It's crazy to think that this same X370 Taichi that could barely run 2933 memory in 2017 can now do 3933, thanks Vermeer! I would also add that 6.61 seems to post and wake from sleep faster.
  9. The 5600X was plug and play for my X370 Taichi



  10. I wouldn't hold my breath waiting for Asus to add support. There's a slim chance that we'll see Vermeer support on a majority of 300 series boards.
  11. Vermeer is so good that it's even compatible with Intel boards
  12. $100 is fair price for an 8350, especially when you consider that it won't depreciate too much over the next few years. I wouldn't be surprised if you get $80-90 for it when you upgrade to Ryzen in a few years. With respect to the memory speed, 1866 doesn't make much of a difference but it won't hurt. Enjoy your upgrade and all the extra performance. It should serve you well for a few more years.
  13. I went to Microcenter yesterday expecting to buy some SSDs but I ended up leaving with a 5600X after I discovered they were in stock. I had been hoping to upgrade to one ever since October so the dream had finally been realized. Of course my ASRock X370 Taichi wouldn't be receiving official support for the 5000 series but I wanted to keep using it as it has been a rock solid board ever since I bought it in 2017. It's amazing to think that I've kept the same board while upgrading across four generations of Ryzen (1300X>2600X>3500X>5600X). I'll keep the rambling short. ASRoc
  14. AM3 still has a lot of life left in it. I have multiple AM3 boards come across my bench everyday which go on to serve clients for many more years to come. Sure the Phenom II quad cores are still fast enough for daily usage and older games but if you want to get a few more years out of your board you'll want an entry-level six core. The X6 1100T isn't a great value proposition these days unless you're an overclocker, instead the X6 1055T makes much more sense for only $50 especially if you give it a mild overclock. If you pair it with 16GB of any speed memory (given the Phenom II's poor IMC) an
  15. When I moved to Chile two years ago I was unable to bring my other rigs from the US and as such I had to build a new daily driver from components sourced locally. I decided to go with FX because my place doesn't have heating and it gets cold in the winter, and because I like overclocking. Over the last two years I've changed out components whenever I found anything better, like going from a 600W Corsair non 80+ unit to a 1000W EVGA Supernova P2 and from a GTX 760 to an RX 480. My current specs: AMD FX 9590 (sometimes) Asus Crosshair V Forumla-Z 990FX AM3+ G Skill