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  1. I mean, define "is it worth it". All you need to do is install Windows on it, and voila, you have a editing workstation. I would say the CPU by todays standards is not exactly "fast", but its also not slouch for video editing. 8 core 16 threads is respectable, even if they are not the fastest. If its faster then your current PC, load windows on it and away you go :). And maybe buy an SSD.... HDD's are pretty horrendous to actually edit off of. A server is just a computer, and a computer is a server. There is no "difference" between some of the component choices on the mobo/PSU whic
  2. Im sure the data is still there, but what I assume is happening is the caching software deleted its index's to where is what. The OS doesn't see the data as the caching software handles that, and even if it did I doubt windows would know what to do with it correctly anyways. So, the data didn't magically disappear, but like when you hit "delete" on a file, the OS just marks that data as no longer needed and will allow you to write over that sector. This data no longer is "known to be used by anything" so it is showing up as all unused sectors.
  3. Depending on the GPU, yea it can be exhausting all of its hot air into the case, which results in the CPU getting real hot when the GPU is also under load. You likely won't need to run all the fans at super high speeds, just throw some more fans in it and im sure moving more air through the case will help tremendously. Thanks for the more detailed explanation as this helps us better access what is actually happening
  4. This is sound logic. RAM speed is almost always dictated by your CPU's IMC (internal memory controller) quality, not the mobo. The mobo does play a factor, the topology of the traces and the quality of the board plays a factor, but almost always your CPU will be the limiting factor before the MOBO. That said, even if it was an issue and it didn't want to run at 3600, can always enable XMP and then just set the MHz to 3200.... O well. Now you know for next time
  5. RAM speed is going to matter less with a less powerful GPU. Basically all of the big improvements seen on most of those videos typically have a a heavy hitting machine being a bit hamstrung by "slow" RAM. A 3090 with a 5800x and 2400 MHz RAM will be slower in a tangible way in gaming than with 3600 RAM. That said, less power results in less "bottle neck potential". I would still ahve anticipated some gains in your setup even with a 1660S, but I am not sure that was a good monetary choice. Saving that money for a better GPU would be a much larger improvement. Even just sticking with the 2600 an
  6. Literally thousands of things. lol. Budget, needs, space they are going in, source quality, AMP and DAC being used, all important to this question. Also, I wouldn't spend a whole lot on bluetooth speakers. Bluetooth is going to kill whatever sort of quality your chasing. No way to run wires?
  7. This works as well OP, but you also likely don't need 17 fans to keep the PC cool. If your Hyper 212 Evo is keeping the CPU temps in control, you don't have an excessively high wattage CPU, if you did the hyper 212 would not be enough. So with that knowledge, a single extra fan may be plenty. Again, OP, what are your temps? Just because hot air is coming out doesn't mean things are no bueno. Think of a laptop, those things just pump HOT air out, think of hot hot the insides are..... What feels hot to your hand is not that hot to PC parts. a CPU can run at 75c under load all day lon
  8. Exhaust is fine, as is intake. I typically run more exhaust than intake for negative air pressure, make more sense to have fans directly sucking heat out then pushing cooler air in and just letting it go where ever. The reason behind positive pressure (more intake then exhaust) is to help control dust. If you have positive pressure, you can put dust filters over the intakes and control dust entry to the system. But........ honestly PC's do not get THAT dusty, and most cases these days are all filtered anyways, so most of all the ways the air will get in will be filtered.
  9. Not that I know of, but.... is this for gaming? You basically would never want to use just 2 monitors for gaming. The "center" of your screen which is where the main focus of things always is will be in the bezels. This is why nvidia surround and such always has 3 monitors. But for gaming, even if there was software that wouldn't work well. Monitors need to be plugged into the GPU in order to actually get driven by the GPU.
  10. Unless you live in a very static place with very dry air, your likely fine... I have never used a wrist strap, have built 25+ machines and have never lost a component due to ESD. Not to say it isn't possible to do, but if you plug your PSU into the wall and touch it from time to time, or better yet always touch it before you touch a component, you will likely be fine (I rarely even do this). I also don't live in a very dry area nor where there is high static. If you get static shocked all the time, maybe you should worry more then I do.
  11. Use the motherboard cardboard box to build the mobo up on (put CPU in, put RAM in, put heatsink on CPU). Or a wood desk. Both are not conductive and would work perfectly fine. This is a great way to do it. The PSU once plugged in will be grounded, and since its touching the case, the case will be grounded as well. You can touch the case or PSU from time to time to discharge any static that may have built up on your body and it will go to ground. Easy, cheap, works like a charm. The outside of the bags are actually vert much not static resistant. They are conductive, basically l
  12. Again though, why deactivate turbo on the CPU? That’s creating a massive performance hit in gaming not allowing the CPU to boost. The CPU will fluctuate its clocks all over the place every microsecond depending on the load it sees; let it do that. Just like the GPU, it’s designed to do that. It’s also not using that much more power doing so, so seeing a high ghz number when web browsing just means it’s trying its best to give you the most performance possible. It is reacting to you, it sees a load, it’s attempting to get it computed as fast as it can. And again, those temps are fin
  13. Yea, I bet it isn't stable.... you can try this. If it passes 8 hours of asus real bench, your probs ok Pick the stress test. https://rog.asus.com/rog-pro/realbench-v2-leaderboard/
  14. No problem! Did this help temps? What is your RAM speed..?oh, 4266.... yea. You can try set XMP, and then lower RAM speed to like... 4000 or 3800. Leave all other settings the same, just lower the RAM Mhz a bit. Your internal memory controller is likely just not good enough