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Everything posted by Mateyyy

  1. Ah yes, because throwing in some random, janky adapter is surely better than leaving the unnecessary 4-pin unplugged. Not.
  2. I'm guessing that's the TUF X570-Plus? You don't need the extra 4-pin, regardless of how much overclocking you plan on doing on your CPU, if you're on ambient cooling (air/water).
  3. It's nickel plated copper, both for Intel and AMD CPUs, as far as I'm aware. Edit: Actually, to further comment on this -- if IHSes were made out of aluminium, you wouldn't be seeing people use liquid metal for the TIM on CPUs. Well, not that that's a very common use case for LM, but still, you can do it. Thermal Grizzly does mention this as a valid use case for their Conductonaut TIM (which is liquid metal): https://www.thermal-grizzly.com/en/products/26-conductonaut-en Additionally, as mentioned by @Electronics Wizardy above, if you were to lap the IHS on a mode
  4. It should work just fine. The 5800X doesn't draw all that much power, the Ventus 3080 only has two 8-pin power connectors, and the Straight Power 11 Gold is a solid PSU.
  5. ...I thought you might say that lol. Well then, you're either looking at getting tons of RAM and using something like RAMDisk, or run a couple PCIe 4.0 SSDs in RAID 0. Or heck, Optane. Whatever you feel will boost the e-peen most. Or, think a little more about it, and spend your money on stuff that's actually useful.
  6. Is there any reason you're hoping to specifically accomplish that with your computer? Currently, most day-to-day applications and games barely show a difference in loading times between SATA and PCIe 3.0 SSDs, let alone PCIe 4.0 and so forth.
  7. ~$2400 should get you a lot more than a 9600K and 2070 Super -- both of those being last-gen products that really don't make much sense to buy today. I'd be looking at something along these lines: PCPartPicker Part List Type Item Price CPU AMD Ryzen 5 5600X 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor $300.00 CPU Cooler Noctua NH-U9S chromax.black 46.4 CFM CPU Cooler $65.90 @ Amazon Motherboard MSI M
  8. The CX450 only has a single PCIe 8-pin connector though, no?
  9. These would be your best bet under 80 quid: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/dDH48d/corsair-txm-gold-550w-80-gold-certified-semi-modular-atx-power-supply-cp-9020133-na https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/PVzZxr/corsair-txm-gold-650w-80-gold-certified-semi-modular-atx-power-supply-cp-9020132-na Or if you want something better (mainly in the noise department), for slightly more: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/bqVD4D/corsair-rmx-2018-550w-80-gold-certified-fully-modular-atx-power-supply-cp-9020177-na
  10. What's "cheap" mean to you, and what other components are you powering?
  11. ...I'm blind. That's a bit odd though, considering temps in Cinebench R23 are 10C+ lower. OP, are you seeing the same high temperatures (high 80s, low 90s) if you run a stress test like Prime95 or Linpack?
  12. How's 74-75C at full load "far from ideal"..?
  13. I mean, it's not like you could find a whole lot of Renoir laptops in the first place. On a more serious note though, I'd definitely hold off on pulling out the pitchforks until this becomes something more than what's essentially just a baseless allegation by the looks of things. Not that the vast majority of AMD's fanbase will care about that, mind you. I also can't really see why Nvidia would turn against AMD's CPU department (which is very much not the same thing as Radeon). Off the top of my head, they've had various promos with their GPUs in AMD powered systems eve
  14. If you don't mind maxing out your budget: https://pcpartpicker.com/product/ZJ2bt6/msi-mpg-z490-gaming-edge-wifi-atx-lga1200-motherboard-mpg-z490-gaming-edge-wifi https://pcpartpicker.com/product/qRhmP6/gigabyte-z490-vision-g-atx-lga1200-motherboard-z490-vision-g https://pcpartpicker.com/product/wgNgXL/gigabyte-z490-aorus-elite-atx-lga1200-motherboard-z490-aorus-elite https://pcpartpicker.com/product/bLK2FT/msi-mag-z490-tomahawk-atx-lga1200-motherboard-mag-z490-tomahawk Otherwise, the cheapest, good options would be these: https://pcpartpicker.com/product/KX
  15. I wouldn't buy either of them. The 3080 should be much cheaper, and the 6900XT is a bad deal from the get-go, since the 6800XT offers 90-95% of its performance at 2/3 the price.
  16. And what price is that, exactly?
  17. I reckon the digital monitoring and control of the RMi would be a lot more useful than the marginal improvement in efficiency of the HX. I'd get the RMi. The Seasonic offerings definitely aren't worth the extra cost. What components will you be powering?
  18. I'd maybe call it decent by B450 standards. The Z490-A Pro and Prime Z490-P are generally sitting at around $150. There are cheaper Z490 boards, though they're also significantly worse, so I wouldn't even bother considering them. I don't get what you mean by higher memory speed, the upgrade path is something to take note of if OP will actually need 12/16 cores down the line, and the real-world performance benefit of the increased IPC is certainly not large enough to warrant over €100 more.
  19. It'll work fine. Not having the fastest memory out there certainly isn't the end of the world, and the performance benefit you'd get out of say a new 3600 CL16 kit most likely won't come close to outweighing the cost of a brand new kit of memory. RAM speed not mattering on Intel CPUs hasn't been true for a few generations now.
  20. A decent Z490 board would be ~€30 more than a decent B550, and the price difference between the two CPUs seems to be a bit more than €30. The "newer, better memory controller" is the same as what's used in Ryzen 3000 CPUs.
  21. Strictly in terms of gaming performance, they'll be neck in neck at 1440p. The 10700K will however pull significantly more power, and you'll potentially be looking at spending a little more on the motherboard, so pricing-wise, I wouldn't say the 10700K is better really. I don't know if I'd consider the lack of PCIe 4.0 a con right now, but it could be an annoyance 1-2 GPU generations from now, when PCIe 4.0 might actually make a difference. I'd pick the 5600X, though if you can't wait for it to get back in stock, then the 10700K would also work perfectly fine.
  22. It's not like the 3070 costs less than half of what the 2080Ti did. A refresh would be something like the GTX 770 for the GTX 680, where it's the exact same GPU equipped with some faster memory. Even something like a 2080 Super would be a lot closer to being an actual refresh (though I still wouldn’t really call it that), as opposed to the 3070 and 2080Ti. It's not. The 3070's based on the GA104 GPU, whereas the 3080 is based on GA102.