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Lord Nicoll

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  • Birthday Jan 02, 1996

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  • CPU
    Intel Core I7 7700K
  • Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus VIII Formula
  • RAM
    2X 4GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2400MHz @ 2666MHz
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    MSI GeForce GTX 980 Gaming 4G
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    Corsair SPEC-03 (modded)
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    Seagate Pipeline 500GB, SanDisk SSD Plus 120GB
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    Corsair RM850x
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    Samsung SyncMater SA350
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    Custom Water loop
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    Razer BlackWidow
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    Logiech G300s
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    ROG onboard
  • Operating System
    Windows 10
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  1. Could you post like an AIDA64 type stress test that plots CPU temps ona graph so we can see when the temps reach steady state and how the system behaves on a very long test (at least 2-3 hours). Also remember that Ryzen has 3 dies on the CPU and those can be funky to keep cool as they're not in the middle of the IHS, where the most fins are. Also what's the report RPM of the pump? At this point I think you've hit the limit of what watercooling can do on Ryzen, but there might be something really obviously wrong that I can't see because I'm not working on the PC first hand.
  2. I think some explaining on quad rank, dual rank and single rank is needed, and daisy chain and T topology for the memory traces is also needed. Almost all boards now use daisy chain topology for connecting the DIMM slots, so populating all 4 DIMMs on a daisy chain board will clock lower regardless. The next thing is ranks of memory, if you run 4 DIMMs of dual ranked 4Gb (gigabit) memory (each RAM chip is 4Gb, 1/8 of 4GB), which are 8GB, you'll have quad rank dual channel 32GB, which would be harder to run than 2 DIMMs of single ranked 16Gb, being 16GB DIMMs with 8 memory modules on the DIMM in
  3. I can barely read that, I think the the master revision 2 is the best with regards to clocks but I can barely tell.
  4. They generally do cost a bit of money since they're usually nice quality, well niceish, it's easy to spend +$1000 on one. cheaper options are available.
  5. Both are AMD chipsets from very similar generations so it should move fine. Only reinstall if there is an issue is a general guidelines, usually needs to be done but not always, of course you can reinstall it if you really want to.
  6. You'll want a speaker head unit, basically like a large amp, or DAC and amp combined, to drive them. Basically it's an amp used to drive speakers, some are also DACs but can directly take in aux inputs, there are many ways to do that so it varies by model even within a brand. some head units do not have amps, sometimes it's all separate too, so you'll want to make sure you get something with an amp designed for large speakers.
  7. Usually ASUS boards can have a slight price premium for the name, but you usually get rock solid BIOS updates, a great BIOS and solid boards, but sometimes they do let the ball drop and some products fall short of expectations or what the slight price premium might lead you to believe but AFAIK the Strix B450-F is a great board, however I haven't personally used it.
  8. I'm quite partial to ASUS ROG boards as I like the BIOS, I didn't find anything awful about ASRock's BIOS but I haven't used it a ton. I think it's called the Strix B450-F or something, not a bad board for normal use.
  9. It's completely ruined, better sell it to me for €100 (that's a joke) GPU should be fine, you did the right thing with the alcohol as it pulls moisture and water into itself then evaporates at a lower temperature (usually, depends on the alcohol,) and this (obviously) means evaporates much faster. The coolant may have had solid particulates or disolved stuff in it, or other liquids that don't exhibit this bahaviour, wash the PCB now with more alcohol and then dry it off again and leave it overnight, should be fine.
  10. The GPU might be added at most 3°C to the water temp, that's only 3°C higher CPU temps, it's not too much, ultimately you want as much airflow as possible into the case, ideal that air would be cold, but any airflow is good. You also want slightly positive airpressure whereas you currently have highly negative, all your fans are trying to suck in air that isn't there if you use the case with the side panel on, and all the radiators are sucking in the exhaust air from the GPU currently. Set the front up as an intake and that can breath cooler air and might keep the GPU a bit cooler too, it not
  11. If temps are still an issue with a D5 then I'm guessing I was right saying it wasn't any single causing it. 120mm fans won't work on a 140mm radiator as the fan mountings are no where near each other. The air will cool both radiators just fine, sure it might cool the front one more and heat the second one up a bit, but that really isn't a big deal, the water temp equalises to an average of the ambient air and won't be an issue. I would think about maybe taking the CPU block apart if it's not a brand new one and checking to see if the fins are clean and free from debris, they can become clog
  12. just a bunch of disk, it's when you set up multiple disks to be seen as one single disk in software. https://searchstorage.techtarget.com/definition/JBOD#:~:text=JBOD (which stands for "just,independent disks (RAID) array.
  13. A DDC should have a power connector for a Molex plug on it, it won't do very well with only 1 amp at the most from a normal fan connector, in all the pictures I seen of them, they have two wires going to a molex plug. Anyways if you plan to add the GPU in too, I'd definitely recommend a D5
  14. Wait, are you using an SPC-60 from EK, like the small lower power version of the DDC? Those are only good for single block single radiator set ups, I use them a lot for small loops, but they're complete shit for large loops, that's your problem if you're using an SPC-60