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About bellabichon

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  • Location
    Beautiful British Columbia
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  • CPU
    AMD Ryzen 5 3600XT
  • Motherboard
  • RAM
    2x8GB G.skill Trident Z Neo 3600MHz CL16
  • GPU
    MSI VENTUS 3X GeForce RTX 3070 OC
  • Case
    Corsair iCUE 465X
  • Storage
    Samsung 970 Evo 1TB (boot)
    Samsung 860 Evo 1TB
  • PSU
    Corsair RMx 750W (White)
  • Display(s)
  • Cooling
    Noctua NH-D15
  • Keyboard
    Logitech G810 Orion Spectrum
  • Mouse
    Logitech G502 Hero
  • Sound
    HyperX Cloud Alpha
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Home
  • Laptop
    Surface Pro 4
  • Phone
    OnePlus 5T
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  1. BIOS flashing is updating the firmware on your motherboard. If you buy a 5600X CPU and a B550 motherboard, it's possible that your motherboard won't come with a BIOS version that supports your CPU, because B550 launched just before the latest Ryzen series. But don't worry, on the Asus ROG strix B550-A , updating it is very simple. Essentially all you need is to download the new BIOS version onto a USB drive and plug it into the motherboard (without CPU or RAM installed), plug the motherboard into the power supply, and press the BIOS flash button. The board will automatically update itself from
  2. No problem. For the motherboard, it's possible that you'll get a unit that hasn't had its BIOS flashed to support the 5600X, but the Asus ROG strix B550-A has USB BIOS flashback so it'll be super straightforward to flash it from a USB drive. Not all of them are expensive (if we're talking MSRP), but the GPU market is completely upside-down right now because of lack of supply, and cards are regularly selling for 2 times their retail price. My advice would be to wait a few more months in the hope it all calms down a bit.
  3. What are the temps like under full load? Ryzen in general idles hotter than most of Intel's chips, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. You could tune a more aggressive fan curve on the 212 if it's bothering you, though.
  4. Motherboard, ram, AIO, case and power supply look fine. You should swap out the 3600XT for a 5600X if you can find one in stock, but I know that's a pretty big 'if' these days. Could also upgrade to a bigger SSD for more fast storage, but that's up to you. As for the GPU, I'm personally a fan of the Gigabyte Vision 3070 or 3080. The Asus Strix 3070 or 3080 is another option, but they're a little pricier than some other designs on the market.
  5. The NZXT N7 B550 is a bit pricy for what you get, but it's probably the 'whitest' motherboard for Ryzen currently.
  6. Overall, looks pretty good to me. You could go for a larger SSD so you have more fast storage, but that's up to you.
  7. Believe it or not, that's pretty normal for a 5900X (and for Zen 3 in general). AMD's tuning on this generation means that the CPU idles pretty warm and aggressively clocks up during short but intensive tasks, which is what's causing those 10-15C jumps you mentioned. Luckily, there's no evidence that this results in lower performance, or that it reduces the CPU's lifespan. If you wanted, you could tune the fan curve on your AIO to reduce your idle a bit, but honestly it's nothing to worry about.
  8. Unfortunately, PSU calculators are rarely an accurate metric for predicting what power supply you're going to need. With the 3000 series, the issue typically isn't continuous power draw, it's power spikes under load that can trip your PSU's overcurrent protection, causing random shutdowns. In my opinion, you should go for something like the EVGA B5 550W. For only a bit more money you get full modularity, bronze efficiency certification, and it falls within Nvidia's spec.
  9. I wouldn't recommend it. Nvidia says you should have 550W, and that's not the most solid unit out there.
  10. No complaints about CPU, cooler, motherboard, RAM or case. Could go for a little bit more on the SSD storage side, but if you're okay with slightly slower load times then don't bother. For power supply, I'd recommend you upgrade to the RMx 750W, as Nvidia recommends 750W for the 3080 (and you don't want to have to change out the whole thing in a few months). Last concern is the monitor. At 1080p, a 3080 is going to be crazy overkill. Unless you're planning to upgrade the monitor when you upgrade the GPU, I'd go 1440p with a higher refresh rate.
  11. What exact model of power supply is it? 850W should be enough for that config, but if it's a cheap unit it might not be able to handle that much.
  12. I'm... slightly confused. An AIO is a type of liquid cooler, it's just a closed loop that comes pre-filled with coolant. If you've mounted the block to your CPU, radiator to the case, and fans to the radiator, you're running a liquid cooled system. Are you sure you've mounted everything right/plugged everything in? 90C is definitely not a normal temp on an H100i.
  13. Some extra-long zip ties should do the trick, and would last longer than electrical tape.
  14. People make a much bigger deal out of bottlenecking than I feel is warranted. Even in a well-thought-out system, chances are that either your CPU or GPU is going to be slightly faster, and that's fine. The only times real issues arise are when your budget is so poorly allocated that you're losing performance in the work you plan to do. My recommendation to you would be to determine your budget, read some guides and put together a PCPartpicker list, and then post it here on the forum for advice in the New Builds and Planning section. That way, people can help you re-adjust your choices if they
  15. What games do you play, and at what resolution? Definitely not the 3080 for $2500. That's highway robbery, even if it's $2500 AUD. Would you prefer to just get it over and done with, or could you do with a placeholder for a little while until things settle down a bit? Demand should come down eventually (fingers crossed). But if you're wanting to get the most performance per dollar ASAP, I'd say the 6700XT.