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About Kavawuvi

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  • CPU
    AMD Ryzen 5 2600
  • Motherboard
  • RAM
    2x 16 GB DDR4 @ 2933 MHz
  • GPU
    Sapphire Radeon RX 580
  • Case
    Fractal Design Node 804
  • Storage
    500 GB Samsung 970 EVO
  • PSU
    650 W EVGA G3
  • Display(s)
    the cheapest 1440p IPS Acer monitor I could find
  • Cooling
    a stack of i9-9900Ks glued together with Intel double ring bus
  • Operating System
    Arch Linux (btw)
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  1. In most cases, yes, a PSU by a reputable brand will be fine, but even reputable brands have their nukes! For example, EVGA makes the SuperNOVA series of PSUs, and many of them are pretty good, but their NEX lineup isn't amazing, and I wouldn't want their 400 W N1 PSU to occupy the same BUILDING as my PC (which, for a power supply, that dismal two year warranty should've been enough to make you reconsider). I suppose a tier list is a fairly decent way to quickly look up if a PSU is good or not (A/B are good, C is fair if you're building a budget PC, D isn't good, and E is a nuke), b
  2. Of the two choices, I'd get RAM first. You might be able to use that RAM module if you put the 8 GB in one channel and the 2x 4 GB in the other, but there is a chance that the RAM won't be compatible. And, of course, having 16 GB of not very fast RAM is preferable to 8 GB of fast RAM.
  3. According to your motherboard page, yes: https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/support/Z370-A-PRO#support-cpu You have to update to the latest BIOS first: https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/support/Z370-A-PRO
  4. 8700K is equivalent to a 10600K which is still going pretty strong. You're fine.
  5. The RX 550 shouldn't have any issues outputting video to the two displays. 16-18-18-36 is fine for 3200 MHz. The factory timings won't really help you that much, but you can tune them yourself if you want to get some additional performance. It's a pretty good SSD. That might be cheaper! If you're okay with buying used, I'd buy a used R9 350, instead. It's complete trash for gaming, so you might be able to get it for pretty cheap on the used market, and it supports 4K output. Yes.
  6. If you don't have any other slots and you want to use that SSD, then I suppose that would be why you'd put a PCIe 3.0 SSD in a PCIe 4.0 slot.
  7. The 2500K would be better, but $80 sounds a bit high. Where are you buying it from?
  8. My friend upgraded to a new PSU but used their old cables, and it scared away the genie in their GPU. Has anyone seen him?

  9. Oh yeah, definitely stay away from nukes. In that case, I'd maybe get the S12III of those suggestions. It shouldn't blow up your PC with these components, but that's all I can really say. You may be limited on upgrading to anything that consumes more power than this.
  10. It shouldn't blow up. It probably won't blow up. It shouldn't blow up. If you're getting the gray CX500 and not the green one, it'll most likely be fine with this build, but the 500 watts is limiting here on future upgradability. If you're getting the green one, well, it probably won't blow up, but I wouldn't be surprised if some of the magic smoke evacuates the power supply when you run Furmark. It shouldn't blow up.
  11. I'd say its best use case is for a SFF PC case such as a Fractal Design Node 202 or a Silverstone ML08, since you can't fit a full-sized cooler in those. It's not ideal for a full desktop cooler, but yeah, it does look nice. I know the Hyper 212 EVO is a meme cooler, but even that would be a bit better (and cheaper!). But, even so, yes, the NH-L9A is better than stock.
  12. I looked for some reviews on the L9a and found something that may answer your question: I do think you can do better for the price, but yes, it will perform better. EDIT: Seems DoctorNick ninja'd me on that
  13. My response was to this question: but I'll edit my post to include that
  14. In single core workloads, unlikely. In multi core workloads, probably! These CPUs tend to boost higher when they are at a cooler temperature. The Wraith Spire isn't a bad cooler and will allow your CPU to perform within its rated specifications without overheating, but I've found my Ryzen 5 2600 can get as hot as 84 °C with it when doing a heavy multicore workload. This isn't hot enough to thermal throttle, but it isn't going to boost as high as an identical CPU at, say, 50 °C. For gaming, this is fine. But if you're going to do any sort of heavy multi threa
  15. So the first point is pretty clear: Your board may need a BIOS update. Second one refers to the USB Type-C port. Your board does not have enough headers for it (it has 1 - you need 2), thus that port will not be usable. If you don't plan on using it, it probably isn't a big deal, but here's a board that has sufficient headers: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/3Mxbt6/msi-mag-b550-tomahawk-atx-am4-motherboard-mag-b550-tomahawk. It'll cost a little extra, but it does also have a nice feature where you can update the BIOS without a CPU. Its predecessor, the B450 Tomahawk, was very p