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asand1

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    asand1 reacted to Ryan829 in Considering a new 3080 or Radeon RX 6800 XT   
    Whichever you can find in stock 
  2. Funny
    asand1 got a reaction from Fletch-BC in Are gigabyte motherboards unreliable   
    HDD dies while plugged into 14 year old motherboard, so Gigabyte must suck. 
     
     

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    asand1 got a reaction from KENZY9 in Best way to clean pc?   
    I use an air compressor.
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    asand1 got a reaction from AshRiver in amd ryzen 5 3600(stock speed) reaching 90 degrees after 5 minutes of gaming?   
    Everyone defending stock Zen coolers is talking about 1st and 2nd gen. 3rd gen coolers ARE shit. My 3600x cooler was a slab of aluminum wit no copper. I knew this going in from watching reviews and went straight for a hyper 212 with no regrets.
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    asand1 got a reaction from BiG StroOnZ in Budget gaming Optiplex #3   
    I'm abuilding another budget gaming Rig for fun and to flip. This one will be an esports Med/High gaming rig. 
    Motherboard: Optiplex 790 -Free
    CPU: E3 1270 -$40
    Ram: Crucial Ballistix 4x2GB -$18
    GPU: Gigabyte Windforce GTX 960 G46 OC edition -Bought new in 2016, worth about $60 today used

     
     
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    asand1 got a reaction from Belac F in Budget gaming Optiplex #3   
    I'm abuilding another budget gaming Rig for fun and to flip. This one will be an esports Med/High gaming rig. 
    Motherboard: Optiplex 790 -Free
    CPU: E3 1270 -$40
    Ram: Crucial Ballistix 4x2GB -$18
    GPU: Gigabyte Windforce GTX 960 G46 OC edition -Bought new in 2016, worth about $60 today used

     
     
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    asand1 got a reaction from Fasauceome in Upgrading from pre build question   
    Windows 10 will find drivers for you. A fresh install will clear out the hp bloatware, you don't need it anyway.
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    asand1 got a reaction from BiG StroOnZ in Dell Optiplex 790 build   
    After adding the 140mm fan, CPU temps didn't get any better. Now this could be because the the craptacular OEM cooler, or it could because i removed the cooler twice after changing the TIM, with subsequently replacing it. Now I could have forked out $30 or so for a Cryrog H7 or something similar under 145mm, but why would I do that when I had a perfectly good CM 212+ collecting dust. Let the hackery begin.
     
    Hyper 212+ mounted

     
    Preliminary cuts made.

     
    Final cuts made to bring the front edge forward, and a touch of black satin

     

     
     
    Temps are now hovering ~45-46c with CPUz stress testing.
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    asand1 got a reaction from BiG StroOnZ in Dell Optiplex 790 build   
    And one with the front bezel installed over the new fan.

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    asand1 reacted to Forge in Dell Optiplex 790 build   
    I would really like to thank the OP for posting his build. It informed me of the possibility of adding a new fan (I ended up cutting the back fan wires and splitting them so I could power both) by removing the HDD frame, but the PWM information was precious!
    This computer was going to the trash bin (really) according to my (not-very-smart) former boss, so I took it, dumped the HDD, and put in a new Crucial 240GB SSD. At the time I was short on cash so simply updated the graphics with a Zotac GT 1030 - two years of happy potato gaming ^^
    From the original Dell build I updated the BIOS, recently added more RAM for a total of 16GB, installed an i7-2600, and replaced the PSU with one that could provide more than 146W on the 3.3 and 5V rails (following the advice from user Speedstep on the official Dell forums).
    Now I'm just waiting for a GTX 1080 to arrive  (let's see if I can still access the SATA connectors!)
    Thanks, asand1 !
     

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    asand1 reacted to VK707 in My Laptop GPU/CPU is thermal throttling. Why is that?   
    Are the Vents clear and the fan spinning - check your fan curve (the thing that regulates how hard it spins/blows at a given temp) or clean it out if not.
    Do you set it onto a a Hard surface (like a desk) when gaming - say a blanket or cushion could trap the heat.
     
    Possible Short Term fixes in any case:
    Undervolting the GPU (less heat, same performance if done in moderation / correctly)
    Getting one of those Cooling Pads
     
    Edit: saw your reply to NZGamer - If all else fails try to reach out for repairs it should still be under warranty
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    asand1 got a reaction from Vejnemojnen in Help needed to buy a B450 Motherboard for Ryzen 5 3600   
    My MSI b450-A Pro has been fine. The BIOS updates are overstated. I have been stable since before the Abba bios release. The non Max boards lack OC profiles and a flashy UI, but work great otherwise.
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    asand1 got a reaction from PonyBoyZ_ in Dell Optiplex 790 build   
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    asand1 got a reaction from WikiForce in Dell Optiplex 790 build   
    I ordered a refurbished semi-modular Corsair CX550M PSU for $39 from Newegg, and purchased an HP 27SV Monitor locally for $160. I also ordered an SD card reader to put in the second 5.25 bay for my daughters photography.

     
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    asand1 got a reaction from Forge in Dell Optiplex 790 build   
    Drilled the rivits I believe.
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    asand1 got a reaction from Ben17 in Dell Optiplex 790 build   
    Drilled the rivits I believe.
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    asand1 got a reaction from Ben17 in Dell Optiplex 790 build   
    After enabling fan overide in BIOS, and enabling Dell mode in Speedfan, I was able to configure Speedfan and get the fans running at 500 and 600RPM. PC is almost silent now. Even gaming they are whisper quiet.
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    asand1 got a reaction from zedxer in CPU not turbo boosting under load with high temperature.   
    Throttling. Better cooler.
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    asand1 got a reaction from BarackOBatman in CPU not turbo boosting under load with high temperature.   
    Throttling. Better cooler.
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    asand1 got a reaction from miagisan in AMD 3600x idle temp with stock fan? and recommend a less noise fan?   
    Can't speak for the stock fan, but I am running a hyper 212 Evo on my 3600x. I can't hear it and it stays cool.
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    asand1 got a reaction from maestro_it in AMD 3600x idle temp with stock fan? and recommend a less noise fan?   
    Can't speak for the stock fan, but I am running a hyper 212 Evo on my 3600x. I can't hear it and it stays cool.
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    asand1 got a reaction from ImNotNeko in (rant) Ryzen is good but some people need to stop...   
    Alot of fanboys like to post "I need X build because I don't like Y." If you don't clearly state that your programs don't work well with AMD, you're gonna get frustrated real quick. The fact is that AMD is beating the pants off of Intel right now and everyone would want to see you get the best performance for you're dollar. Clear communication is key.
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    asand1 got a reaction from Brent744 in Need help with building a cheap low teir gaming rig.   
    I7 2600 would be a safer bet on an OEM board that came with Sandy bridge. There may be no bios for ivy bridge.
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    asand1 got a reaction from intelisfornoobs in Need help with building a cheap low teir gaming rig.   
    Hate to say I told you so, but an i7 2600 would have negated all this bullshit. Why post on forums just to ignore advice from folks that have already walked this road?
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    asand1 reacted to BigDamn in Which silent but good cpu cooler to buy?   
    The Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo is still a highly regarded cooler at it's price point. With the stock setup it'll be near silent and certainly do better than 95 degrees (which is seriously awful btw, fix that shit). It also includes mounting brackets for a second fan should you choose to add one, which I recommend you do if you're overclocking.
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