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  • CPU
    Intel Core i9 9900K
  • Motherboard
    MSI Z390M Gaming Edge AC
  • RAM
    64GB Crucial DDR4-3000 C16
  • GPU
    NVIDIA Titan Xp
  • Case
    Bitfenix Phenom M NVIDIA Edition
  • Storage
    Samsung 970 EVO 1TB, G-Drive R-Series 1TB, WD My Passport 4TB
  • PSU
    Cooler Master V750
  • Display(s)
    Philips BDM4350UC (43" 4K), Dell U3011 (30" 1600p)
  • Cooling
    Corsair H100i
  • Keyboard
    Logitech G710+
  • Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 2S
  • Sound
    Creative Sound Blaster X7, Beyerdynamic T1, Onkyo A-905FX2, Onkyo D-152E
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Professional 64-bit

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  1. And a B450 isn't immune to it either when the new AGESA version comes out for Zen 3 support. They had problems with 3000 series boosting last year too, and it's more down to AMD ironing out AGESA for a new CPU architecture rather than for the new chipset. For the current Zen 2 CPUs, you should have no problems with the current version of AGESA on 400- and 500-series chipsets. B550 is simply the better option for your build. If you're worried about BIOS issues, then wait a few months after 4000 series launch before you drop one onto your motherboard for AGESA to mature.
  2. It's a banana cat. What more do you need to know?
  3. https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/geforce/graphics-cards/rtx-2080-ti/
  4. With prices so jacked up on these cards the reference FE card is a pretty solid choice.
  5. What kinda specs are you looking? These days you can get a laptop with an i7 8750H and a 1060 for about $1k. You'll be spending similar money by the time you finish that build.
  6. I would recommend Creative X7 for an everything DAC: https://www.head-fi.org/threads/creative-sound-blaster-x7-detailed-review-impressions.756102/ They've been on sale for around $250 and I got mine barely used for $150. It's essentially an external version of their flagship ZxR sound card, with support for op-amp rolling. I use it to power my Beyerdynamic T1. It's a very transparent amp with its stock op-amps and comes alive musically when swapped for OPA827. For headphones, I would second the Massdrop x Sennheiser HD 6XX for the range you're looking at. There's no ha
  7. Since your amp doesn't have a sub out, you'll have to run the speaker wires from your amp to the "speakers in" on your sub, then connect your speakers to the "speakers out". Basically a pass-through connection so your sub can capture the low frequencies.
  8. Single GPU when possible. SLI is more trouble then it's worth, plus you'll be spending a lot in watercooling when a single, more power GPU can do the job more efficiently both in power and cost.
  9. Apparently they can deny you warranty for running XMP. Even though Intel has to certify XMP profiles, they still consider them out of spec as the i9 7900X supports DDR4-2666 out of the box. This is a ploy to sell you their tuning plan which is essentially a warranty for overclocked chips: https://click.intel.com/tuningplan/ However, if you don't mention that you have overclocked, there's no way they can prove it. Start a new support ticket.
  10. I use Creative X7 as my DAC and headphone amp for my Beyer T1. Line out from the X7 goes to my Onkyo A-905FX2 speaker amp powering the Onkyo D-152E bookshelves.
  11. Not a problem at all. I have the Phenom M which is the same case but different exterior panels and it can fit tons of fans. I would actually recommend the Phenom over the Prodigy because it completely gets rid of the unnecessary 5.25" bay and has room for 120x20mm fans inside the top panel. The Q300L is a fantastic case as well but the Phenom M occupies a smaller space.
  12. I would say a mid range computer capable of replicating console quality, as long as it's playable. Whether or not you have fun is what you take away from the games, not the hardware, as long as the hardware isn't limiting the experience that the game developers want you to have. I have a 9900K and Titan Xp, but I still find myself enjoying Stardew Valley alongside other AAA titles on my rig. Super Mario Party on the Switch is probably the most fun I've had lately, and that thing has the power of some random off-brand tablets. Building a PC beyond what's needed is more about being a hardware en
  13. By loading do you mean installing or is it failing to boot after install?
  14. Pick the speed and timings and choose the one the costs less. If you're choosing between the two I'd go for the Corsair. It takes too much time and effort to overclock memory with no guarantee how high they'd go, especially in the mid range (around 2666-3200) where the small cost differences just don't warrant the trouble.
  15. Let's hope Gaben can make a better comeback than Soulja Boy. So far it seems like the next revolution will come from Kojima's Death Stranding.