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About Mateyyy

  • Title
    overly caffeinated
  • Birthday December 22

Contact Methods

  • Discord

Profile Information

  • Gender
  • Interests
    Tech, Movies, Gaming and other boring stuff
  • Occupation
    University Student


  • CPU
    Intel Core i9-9900K
  • Motherboard
    ASUS Strix Z390-F
  • RAM
    G.Skill Trident Z Neo
    2x16GB @ 3200MHz 14-14-14-34
  • GPU
    EVGA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER XC Ultra
  • Case
    Fractal Design Define R6 Blackout USB-C
  • Storage
    ADATA SX8200 Pro 2TB
    Intel 660p 1TB
    Samsung 860 EVO 500GB
    WD Caviar Green 2TB
  • PSU
    Corsair RM650x (2018)
  • Display(s)
    Alienware AW2521HF
    BenQ BL2420PT
  • Cooling
    be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4
    3x Noctua NF-F12 PWM
    1x Noctua NF-F12 PWM chromax.black.swap
    1x Noctua NF-A14 industrialPPC-2000 PWM
    Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut Extreme
  • Keyboard
    Leopold FC660C w/ Topre Silent 45g
  • Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Razer Basilisk X HyperSpeed
  • Sound
    Beyerdynamic Custom One Pro Plus
    Audio-Technica AT2020USB+
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro
    macOS Big Sur
  • Laptop
    2018 Apple MacBook Pro 13" (i5-8259U, 8GB LPDDR3, 512GB NVMe)
  • Phone
    Apple iPhone 12 Pro 128GB

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  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"..?