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About Chiyawa

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  • Interests
    Gaming (RTS, platform), classical music (mostly instruments only music), My Little Pony (G4),
  • Biography
    Born in Malaysia, live in Malaysia, Chinese ancestry, loves PC hardware.
  • Occupation
    System Engineer in ICT Dept.


  • CPU
    AMD Ryzen 5 3600, 3.6GHz (Turbo to 4.2GHz and reaching 3.8GHz all-core sustain load), 6 cores 12 threads.
  • Motherboard
    Gigabyte X570 Aorus Pro WiFi rev 1.0 (no Thunderbolt 3 support). Comes with:
    2x PCIe x16 slot running either x16/x0 or x8/x8
    1x M2 slot link to CPU
    1x PCIe x16 slot running x4
    2x PCIe x1 slots
    1x M2 slot link to chipset
    Intel Gigabit Ethernet
    Intel WiFi AX
    6x SATA ports (2 from GP PCIe x2 lane)
    2 PCIe lanes disabled
    24 pin ATX power and 8 + 4 pin ATX12V power
    Internal USB: USB-C x1, USB 3.0 x2 (4 ports), USB 2.0 x2 (4 ports)
    Back panel USB: USB-C x1, USB 3.2 Gen 2 x2, USB 3.2 Gen 1 x3, USB2.0 x4
    3x 12VRGB, 2x aRGB
    2x CPU fan, 3x Sys fan, 2x Pump headers
    2x thermal sensor header
    TPM header (2x6 pins)
  • RAM
    2x Corsair Vengeance DDR4 8GB 3600MHz 18CL
  • GPU
    Gigabyte Radeon Vega 64 Gaming OC 8GB HBM2 OC to 1712MHz GPU clock and 1100MHZ Memory clock
  • Case
    ThermalTake Versa H26 Mid Tower case (KL Major DotA 2 tournament case)
    2x USB 3.0 ports
    2x USB 2.0 ports
    microphone and speaker jack
    Power and reset button
    HDD and power LED
    2x 5.25 drive bays
    3x 2.5 inch drive mounts
    2x 3.5 inch / 2.5 inch drive slots
  • Storage
    Gigabyte NVMe SSD 1TB
    Kingston A400 960GB SATA 2.5 inch drive
    Fujitsu 750GB SATA 2.5 inch drive
    Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5 inch SATA drive
    Toshiba X300 4TB 3.5 inch SATA drive
    LG 5.25 inch SATA Blu-ray writer drive with M.Disc support
    LiteOn 5.25 inch SATA Blu-ray Writer drive
  • PSU
    Gigabyte G750H 80 Plus Gold semi-modular
  • Display(s)
    LG 29 inch Ultra-wide display 29WH600, 2560x1080 display, HDR capable, Free-sync compatible.
  • Cooling
    Cooler Master Hyper 212, with 2x Cooler Master MF120R aRGB crating push-pull config
    2x ThermalTake Pure Plus 12 3 120mm fan packs with controller as case fans (2 front intake, 3 top intake, 1 rear exhaust)
  • Keyboard
    Armaggeddon MKA11R Raptor Gaming mechanical keyboard with Hot-swapable Outemu Blue switches
  • Mouse
    Armaggeddon Starship III Gaming mouse
  • Sound
    Armaggeddon Nuke 11 7.1 surround sound USB gaming headset,
    Armaggeddon Wasp-7 on-ear head set with boom mic,
    LG 29WH600 in-built speaker.
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro
    Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
  • Laptop
    MSI GX70 3BE Crysis 3 edition. Decommission because keyboard and Battery problem, but still keep it for nostalgic reason.
    Lenovo (Ideapad) Yoga 6 13ARE05 with Ryzen 4700U, 16GB DDR4 3200MHz RAM and 256GB SN530 SSD.
  • Phone
    Oppo Find 7, Poco X3 NFC, Nokia Lumia 525

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  1. I'm using Gigabyte X570 Aorus Pro WiFi v1.0, and I can tell you it's quite a good board for its price when it launch. A good VRM with some of great features such as 1 USB-C 10Gbps at its rear and WiFi AX built in for a price of just around USD 300. Initially this board works like a charm, but now, the latest BIOS seems to have some issue with Microsoft Hyper-V which causes Windows to throw BSOD randomly. But of course, those were last time, and MSI and Asus does come out with a more robust and better priced board. Also, while B550 may be a good option for many, it reall
  2. Hi, I found a deal today. The item in the deal is kit of 2 Kingston Fury Beast KF436C17BBAK2/16 DDR4 8GB 3600MHz with CL17. Spec sheet from Kingston official website: https://www.kingston.com/dataSheets/KF436C17BBAK2_16.pdf I've aiming for this RAM (last time known as HyperX Predator) because it was probably the only 3600MHz RAM that has CL17 available in Malaysia market (the rest has standard CL18). G.Skill is out of the question. An online shop is selling at MYR 398.00 (USD 95.68) include tax exclude shipping. Is this deal good? Many are sellin
  3. When comes to Nintendo games and consoles, Malaysia has no luck. There are virtually no N64 and Game Cube consoles sold in here, and we have limited DSi and 3DS system as well. Nintendo OUTRIGHT refused to sell their official merchandise, and our only hope is to get it from Singapore, and that is only with 'limited' support (You can't buy Nintendo Switch Online. You have to set your region to US then only you can enjoy it).
  4. Hard disk, as long as there are no sudden vibration shock, can theoretically read and write for infinity. However, if the platter or the disk began to corrode, it will also consider dead as the data will be corrode along the platter. Also, another thing to keep in mind that the magnet can wore off, but it'll take a very long time for it to do so. Technically, many data scientist still believe magnetic media can retain data for a very long time and the data stored in there may be preserved virtually for centuries, although we have no means to verify it. When comes to SATA, even a
  5. Well, it's hard to predict how your SSD usage will be because it depends on the work load of your system. If you are constantly out of physical RAM and your system constantly swapping data in and out of the SSD, then your SSD will be under stress and might fail prematurely (remember, SSD can only write to a memory cell so many times before the memory cell is burnt out). If that is your use case, you might need to get a good SSD with DRAM cache and preferably using TLC NAND flash instead of QLC. I would strongly suggest you to upgrade your RAM if possible.
  6. That looks like a power choke. Basically, it's an inductor copper coil with epoxy and a housing. I don't think it is critical as I can only see the housing is damaged. If your dealer offer a replacement, then I think you can return it for a replacement.
  7. Wow. I would love to buy a good GPU at USD90 or less. Wonder if there's RX6900XT in stock? Ha ha, joking aside, man, these scammers should be track down and killed if they are scamming people. I wonder why the authority still let them keep on getting rich scamming people in this GPU apocalypse. Scalpers included.
  8. Core i5 11600KF with 16GB DDR4 3200MHz and RTX3060 12GB is quite okay, judging the GPU is still hard to get. Well, I'm not sure about your storage, seems to be overkilled (for the price, I mean). 1TB SSD PCIe Gen 4 is very expensive, you can get a 500GB SSD as OS drive and 2TB HDD so you can store more things. Not sure how Cyber Power PC charge for those configuration, though. It's just my opinion, so this is nothing to worry about, but this is entirely up to you actually. Anyway, looks good for the price.
  9. I see. Maybe you can try an older version of BIOS. Gigabyte is known to screw up their BIOS recently. I have Gigabyte Aorus X570 Pro WiFi, and with their latest BIOS, my PC case Power LED would light up after 30 minutes of full shutdown. Worse is they screw and make Microsoft Hyper-V so unstable that I have to disabled it. The older BIOS screw up AMD fTPM as well, although they fixed it, but new problem arises. Anyway, sorry to hear you're having trouble with your system.
  10. Hi, Before you go and buy a new motherboard, maybe you can check the Gigabyte BIOS page. I have noticed that there is F62b version of BIOS available and according to the comment, it seems they fix memory compatibility issue. Have a look: https://www.gigabyte.com/my/Motherboard/X470-AORUS-ULTRA-GAMING-rev-10/support#support-dl-bios They just recently release this BIOS (at 6th of September 2021). Hope this helps. Regards, Chiyawa
  11. Actually, it just make your system more stable if you are cranking the RAM OC to the extreme. The reason the manufacturer suggest you to do this is mostly because of electronic interference that might generated under certain circumstances.
  12. Bought an XBox One X controller. Been loving it. Though, I still find PlayStation Controllers (PS2) are more ergonomic. I grew up from Nintendo, so yeah, I always mixed up the buttons.
  13. Yeah. Old type of PSU are easy to troubleshoot, but newer type are more complex. I'm not really good at Power Electronics and Power Electrical so usually that field is not my strongest. But I know what you mean. In fact, sometimes the PSU failed is because of a diode, a transistors, or just generally bad caps. replacing them seems to be way more cheaper, but you really need some time and effort. However, my luck with them is minimum, so usually I just discard it or send it to other workshop if they are interested. Usually, these workshop consider these PSU junks because they are only worked on
  14. If you have AMD Ryzen Master install in Windows 10, you can technically undervolt your CPU using that utility. However, I would strongly discourage undervolting Ryzen CPU as they don't work properly and causes instability. I would suggest you to manually set the CPU frequency to lower and it should also lower the temperature and voltage since it don't have to run very fast.