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Everything posted by jones177

  1. I built a i9 10900k computer at the end of last year. At stock the CPU uses 220 watts and overclocked it uses 330 watts. My i9 9900k uses about 120 watts stock and 158 watts overclocked or just a little warmer than my R7 5800x. The ten core needs more cooling and a better motherboard then my Intel and AMD 8 cores so I would add that to the price of the 10 core build.
  2. Try another USB. I have 2 USBs with fat32 but only one worked. I also did the flashback with only the power connected to the board. So no CPU, GPU, ram installed. If nothing return the board. It may be DOA. I bought a Crosshair Hero VIII for my R7 5800x build and the first USB I tried did not work. The light was steady and not blinking. The second USB I tried blinked for about 5 minutes like it worked but no post. I assumed the board was DOA so I returned it. The ASUS board was out of stock so I went with a Aorus Master and it took the flash and booted right u
  3. I ran two e8400 systems and the q6600 was not a good upgrade. Only the q9550 was and I ran that up until 2016. It is still in use running an old vinyl sign cutter at a vocational training school. I would go with the q8300 since it may have close performance to the q9550. The upgrade I wanted was the q9650. It never came down in price while I used LGA 775s.
  4. I consider sound the hard part when it comes to PCs. With CPUs you can buy more IPC or frequency to solve a problem. With GPUs all I need to do is spend more money. With sound it is trial and error.
  5. I have had motherboards that have had bad sound with some speaker systems and have used sound cards to fix the issue. Right now the cards are in a box but if I do a build and don't like the sound I can use them. Also some motherboards are noisy(hiss) with some headphones so using a sound card can sometimes fix this.
  6. I like his build videos. They helped me a lot in the past.
  7. I like the cooler. I did a EVGA 360mm on my last build and it looks dull without RGB. I don't like it so next time RGB.
  8. I base all my recommendations on personnel experience. Most do that here. If the information is useless to you that is fine with me. It may not be useless to someone else.
  9. I am not really into value. Both can handle 5.1ghz all cores on my i9 9900k and i7 8086ks and still idle in the low 30s. Since I have used several of both in builds it is what I know.
  10. Maybe not. On my last 2 builds I did AIOs because there seems to be less room in modern cases up front so there is more room for cable management. I am running into this a lot since I am re casing some of my older computers.
  11. If you just game and not do anything at the same time, 6 cores is fine.
  12. Not enough cooling for a i7 10700k. A single fan Noctua NH-D15 or a Dark Rock Pro would be better and they can handle a 5ghz all core overclock and still have idles in the low 30s.
  13. I have 2 B9s. I think if I was into 4k blu ray I would have gone with the C9 but I only use the TVs for Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime. They are also my gaming monitors and can do a perfect 1440p at 120hz with my 20 series cards.
  14. I use UPS for every computer mainly for brown outs. Back in 1992 my UPS was taken out by hurricane Andrew. Everything plugged into it was taken out as well. Fortunately insurance replaced everything.
  15. A major bottleneck to me is when you have the same frames at 2 different resolutions. Here is what it look like in GTA 5. GPU usage is only 45% at 1080p and 1440p was not much better. I played the game at 4k.
  16. I have a i9 9900k computer right beside a R7 5800x computer The 5800x is only slightly faster than the i9 stock at 1440p but a lot faster at 1080p. The i9 was in a editing rig that used a 2080 ti to do encoding in Premiere. It was replaced by a Intel 6 core because the i9 developed an issue with the 2080 ti. The 6 core i7 has a 5.1ghz all core overclock and can beat the R7 5800x and i9 9900k in games but struggles a lot more than the i9 did working with Premiere. So I would not recommend using less cores. To a 5800x your GPU would be the bottleneck. It is
  17. My R7 5800x dose the same on a 360mm AIO but in games it runs in the 60s and benches in the 70s. My Intel CPUs have a more constant idle but they and the R7 run cool when it counts.
  18. I have a R7 5800x and a i9 10900k. To me the i9 is worth as much as the R7 and the R9 is worth more. The same goes for the 11th gen i9s. The i9 dose better in AAA games at 1440p and 4k and the R7 does better at 1080p. Both are not overclock. I bought the R7 5800x to run my building games like Space Engineers that has saves a 1000 hours old and will not run smooth on an Intel CPU with a 5ghz all core overclock but will on the R7. The i9 can run them smooth as well with its 5.3ghz boost clock but with a 5ghz all core overclock it produces the same perf
  19. My R7 5800x does not run hot but it is on an AORUS Master. If I were you I would get the same board you are having success with and not take a chance of the build turning into a nightmare.
  20. My EVGA 2080 ti XC uses a 850 Watt PSU with a i7 8086k overclocked to 5.1ghz. When one of my EVGA FTW3 Ultra 2080 ti was on that system sometimes it would not display and I had to switch off the PSU using its power switch and switch it on again to get it to work. Now it is on a 1000 watt PSU and it works perfectly. I have 2 FTW3 Ultras and both had the same issue. I also have a 860 Corsair Platinum and a EVGA 850 gold and both had the same issue with the FTW3 Ultras. The EVGA XC uses about 30 watts less than the FTW3 Ultras but that is the only obvious difference.
  21. Games that like frequency will run about the same on both CPUs. Games that like higher IPC will do better on the i9 11900k. If I was building now it would be the i9 11900k since its extra IPC will give me more head room in my modded/building games. I also don't need the 2 extra cores since I only game. If I went back to doing 3D I would not consider the 8 core over the 10 core at all.
  22. There are always trade offs with extremes technologies. My solution was 2 gaming computers. One 16:9 and one ultrawide. I hope you find a solution as well.
  23. Is it like in this video at :53? If so it is a limitation of the monitor.
  24. I bought the R7 5800x for the higher IPC to run my modded/building games. My i9 10900k can run these games smoothly using TVB or a 5.2/5.3ghz overclock. The 5800x can do it stock. Since the i9 11900k has about the same IPC as a 5800x it will perform about the same with these types of games. If it was priced even close to a 5800x I would have consider it. I use more than one computer. For doing this(forums) I use my i9 9900k with a 1080 ti. For vanilla games I use the i9 10900k using TVB and 2080 ti. The 5800x will run games like Space Engineers that have so much content added that they
  25. It depends on the type of games you play weather to go with 10 or 11 gen. With vanilla AAA games they will run about the same. The i7 11700k has much higher IPC and that gives it an advantage in building and modded games. So with it you would be able to add more content to games like Space Engineers before it became a stuttering mess. With MSFS you could add more DLCs/payed mods before it became unplayable. If you don't play or don't plan to play these types of games don't bother with 11th gen. As for SSDs I use Crucial P1s. I have a Samsung 970 EVO