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Everything posted by Maxxtraxx

  1. Fact is we should be giving the OP advice based upon his needs and wants. Yes he is free to do as he pleases, but calling his decision to go with a 16 core Stupid because it is your opinion is that having a PC that is more powerful than necessary is wrong. Stand by your comment... but recognize that it is your opinion and nothing else. So it is your Opinion that that choice is "Stupid". The same "stupid" logic the OP is applying here is applied everyday by you and me and billions of others to a multitude of other life decisions and is not called stupid. Next time you buy anything o
  2. you can also get to work or anywhere you need in a yugo, why anyone would buy something other than a yugo for work is completely stupid. the fact that he wants something with more power and luxury than he plans to use at the moment is completely normal and perfectly fine. please don't call someone's desire stupid if they have worked hard and have the money and desire to get it, he's willing and able to do this because he wants it. Go for it dude! you worked hard, it's your money, it's your PC, don't let anyone convince you a 1000$ processor is stupid while most people d
  3. hopefully someone else more intelligent and with more experience than I will chime in with something we're missing... sorry man, i'm out of ideas atm.
  4. i'm not picking up on any immediate easily diagnosed problems here... My personal next step would be swapping out CPU cooler... maybe there's a problem with the cooler... heat pipes were never filled, mounting surface is defective, ect. if another cooler performs better, we may have an answer.
  5. does applying gentle but firm pressure to the top of the cooler while testing offer any reduction in Temps? i'm trying to discern if we have a mounting pressure problem... i experienced this with my h100i several years ago. also, what kind of core voltage is it using?
  6. Some tests and trials need to be run. I have to ask, and i'm not trying to offend but keeping it simple is a good place to start: have you removed the clear protective adhesive sticker from the bottom of the cooler? Looks like this: I like that you've tried reseating the cooler, How does the Thermal paste spread look? after removing the cooler, should look something like this. Nice, thin, well distributed, not overflowing. What voltages is it applying to the CPU? Have you tried something that isn't prime 95 to stress test? prime 95 small ffts
  7. great monitor, response to the need for a 5950X: if the 5950X is what you want, in your budget, and doesn't cause you to give up other more beneficial gaming upgrades because of the price, then go for it.
  8. the fans that came with my meshify c... i would call them above average for included fans, i also have a few HP-12's and IMO they are below noctua but better than average.
  9. this is a painful question to be asking right now... i've always been a big advocate for the USED gpu market, however even used GPU's are way above value. I can't honestly recommend anything other than 1 of the following: buy what you want if you can find it and pay a lot, buy what you can afford which may be disappointing, or buy what will get you by for the next 6-12 months to then get what you want.
  10. Welcome to PC building! I've done a few and I'll throw some recommendations your way that I would do were it my PC build. 1: Get 4 sticks of ram, Ryzen CPUs love ram speed and actually it appears they like having 4 sticks... to quote Gamers Nexus recent video: Here "on previous AMD platforms; in fact, running 2 sticks of RAM was sometimes better because it'd be easier to stabilize the tighter timings and higher frequencies than running 4 sticks of RAM. Now, with Zen 3 and the AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, R9 5900X, R7 5800X, and Ryzen 5 5600X, it's become clear that 2x
  11. with 3080's looking to be scarce until next year, if your fear is your PC being unable to game, there are also some cheap 2080Ti's floating around now.
  12. an I5-8600k is fine for the 3080, it will not extract the same potential at extremely high refresh rates (144hz and up) that a i9-10900k will but you will certainly see a large performance improvement across the board.
  13. Here's the NH-D15 which is about $90. It is one of the best air coolers, why not spend another $30 and get the best air cooler money can buy instead of fiddling around with these mid tier coolers for 60-70$?
  14. Help us all. Everyone Likes to beat on the Hyper 212/evo, its a great cooler and for the price is awesome... sure it is a FEW degrees off the nocuta and dark rock but it's... Half?(maybe) the price. If money is a concern and you're not overclocking more than midly (which should be the case with any of these coolers), the 212 is the performance per dollar winner. If you want the best performance... IMO get a bigger tower cooler for money similar to the NH-U12S. if you can fit these coolers you can probably fit a much larger cooler in the same space like a NH-D15. i'll t
  15. For example, from the same website this card HERE. This card uses an internally exhausted cooler with a much larger heat sink for potentially better cooling. it does exhaust the heat inside the case so you may need more fans or ventilation to keep the rest of the case cool but it will allow for more overclocking and be quieter. The card that you linked is fine however. It will produce more noise but it has the benefit of not pushing all of the hot exhaust air into the case and instead pushes it out the back of the card. It will work fine but these "Blower" style cards usu
  16. It appears that you're all set to go ahead and get the card. according to the EVGA product page HERE that PSU (EVGA 600 BQ)has 2 8pin pcie cables available. Congrats! post again when you get the card installed and up running and tested, we'd like to see the finished product and hear how the install went and what you think of the upgrade. One final thought. If that's the card you want, then go for it! But there are other options with better coolers for likely a similar price that you may want to consider.
  17. The "back panel" is the side opposite of the panel you removed to see the motherboard, it must be removable because you can see the power cables that are run behind the motherboard. the back panel is not the rear of the machine where the power, usb, and video cables plug in but is instead the panel behind the motherboard.
  18. Hmm, not what we're after. On the opposite side of the case from the side panel that you removed to photograph the motherboard is another panel. remove that "back" panel and you'll have better visibility of the PSU, the PSU information sticker might be visible with the removal of the back panel. The image here shows the PSU information sticker on the side of the PSU. In this case, indicating a 650W psu along with some power rail information. unfortunately unless you know the make and model of the PSU there is no other way of telling the Wattage without finding the in
  19. I'm seeing PSU recommendations for a 2080super of around 550w minimum with a recommendation of 600-650. So if your PSU hits these marks you should be all set. if it's under powered it may still work if it has the connectors but you risk overdrawing the PSU which could cause system shutdowns/instability or potentially trip safety features in the PSU or potentially cause it to catch fire in a rare worst case scenario.
  20. PCIe connector: 6+2pin, when the 6 and 2 are combined they can be plugged into an 8 pin power connector, the 6pin without the +2 pugged in is the second connector you need, it may or may not have the additional 2pin hanging off the side. in total you need 1 8pin(6+2pin works) and 1 6pin PCIe connectors available.
  21. 1: are the PCIe connectors you need there 2: checking the PSU(power supply) wattage rating that is on the information sticker found on the PSU. you may be able to find that sticker by removing the back panel of the computer which may make the PSU visible to find that sticker.
  22. only concerns still being available PCIe power cables and enough PSU wattage.
  23. yes, that card will fit. your current card takes up 2 vertical slots as the new card will and there is plenty of clearance for card length inside the case. the final questions are: does your power supply have enough wattage to meet the new card's needs. does the power supply have PCIe power cables to match: one 8 pin connector and one six pin connector. from the picture i can see that the cable currently plugged into the card is a 6+2 pin cable(so an 8 pin), so verify that you have another 6pin PCIE connector available to power the new card and y