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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 AData XPG Spectrix D41 8GB 3200MHz RGB
  • 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
    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
    2x HP 2.5 inch SAS 900GB drive (connected through SAS add-in card)
  • 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,
    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
  • Phone
    Oppo Find 7, Oppo R9s, Nokia Lumia 525 (not in use

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  1. Yeah. I mean, I can always look for old Dell PowerEdge or something. That's also a viable option. But still, having a 10GbE network card is much better because of the speed. I already recently purchase a network switch that has 2 ports support 10GbE network and 8 ports support 1GbE network. I see. Although my motherboard has 2 PCIe x16 slot that connected to the CPU. If I populate only one card at x16 slot, I get full 16 lanes. But If I populate 2, then each slot will only run on 8 lanes. Anyway, the truth is, I'm trying to make my rig into a se
  2. It is. The problem is that I don't have PCIe slots that can accommodate x4 cards. The PCIe x1 slot my motherboard has doesn't have an opening to accommodate longer cards (x2 or more). Hmm... Good idea, though that means I would have to shelf out some more money for external enclosure or probably a new system. Still, I think it's a viable solution. Yeah, that's why you don't really need PCIe gen3 x4 to run a single port 10GbE Ethernet, but if you have 2 ports, then you really need x4. Actually, I saw some of the 10GbE NIC card that uses x4 card is because they can
  3. For that time, yes, it is technically the king of the CPU. Now, it is a little bit 'old'. The Ryzen 3000 series CPU came out at 2018. Intel i5 11400 (non-F) is technically 'better' because it is newer, has integrated GPU as well, so you don't need a GPU. 1 Plus side is unlike Ryzen APU which only has x8 PCIe lanes for GPU card if you decided to add 1, Intel will have full x16 PCIe lane for your GPU. But of course, depending on your work load, but Intel lack in cache and has a slight performance impact if the application take advantage for high L3 cache, because 11400 only has 12MB
  4. I'm using X570 motherboard, so all the PCIe slots are capable to run Gen 4 speed. Yeah, for gaming, I think you don't need that high bandwidth, but for rendering, I found that running x8 significantly increase the rendering time of my project by about 6 or 7%, but it may be because the workload is slightly different.
  5. I see. Anyway, I do have 2 PCIe x1 slot and I thought they can be used to connect to PCIe peripherals such as 10GbE ethernet. I only have 1 PCIe x16 slot (that runs on x4) and it was populated with an SAS card. My integrated LAN port is only GbE and I'm thinking of getting a 10GbE card. It's available, but only in x4 card. I have an empty x8 slot, but if I populate it, my RX Vega 64 GPU will going to run at x8 only, and not to mention I may be going to add another GPU in near future. Sadly, the PCIe x1 slots are not open end, meaning you can't fit an x4 card into it unless you saw
  6. Okay, let's look at your question 1 by 1: SSD heat sink (like most heat sink) is designed to absorb heat from your components that produce a lot of heat (in this case, your controller chips, memory chips and RAM chips) so your component won't over heat. In this case, however, that will depends on your usage. If you are frequently accessing or transferring large files (files in gigabytes size), then yes, adding a heat sink will help to sustain the operation longer. As for using Corsair's SSD heat sink on Sarbent SSD, as long as the heat sink can fit on the SSD, I don't see why yo
  7. Hi, Well, I'm searching for some PCIe add in card in Amazon, and I'm still surprise there are virtually not many PCIe add in cards (be it Ethernet card or USB card) uses PCIe Gen4. I'm looking to get like USB-C 3.2 gen 2 expansion card running PCIe Gen 4 x1 or 10GbE Ethernet card running on PCIe Gen 4 x1 card. Most still use PCIe Gen3 x4 cards. PCIe Gen4 appears in the market for quite some time now, and I think that we need to take advantage of the technology that it can offer. Now, I know that only X570 motherboard offers PCIe Gen 4 connection to all of its slots, wh
  8. I think this could be because your video captured device couldn't get the resolution right. To determine if your video capturing device captured the image correctly, you can use the Windows 10 in-built Camera app to determine (note: you might need to close OBS and other software that uses the device). You can then play the settings from your PS3 to see if the resolution ratio can be detected correctly. This is purely depends on your devices, so you may need to look up to the device manual if they have some settings need to be set. Sometimes, unplugging and re-plugging t
  9. @artuc Yes, definitely a risky business when it comes to crypto currencies, including mining. I was thinking of the risk as well, but since my gaming PC was like off for the most time, I think I can convert it into a small cash cache over time. Still, I just want a stable cryptocurrency mining, but it proves that even mining has its risk. But with that said, I think I'll put mining on hold for a while as I'm still researching for the best option available. @Moonzy Yeah, my GPU, when running a high intensive game could hog about 300W of power, total po
  10. I see. For many thin and light 13 inch laptop, they no longer offer a RAM slot. All RAM are soldered. I just recently bought Lenovo Yoga 6 13ARE05, and all the RAM are soldered. I got a 16GB, but I believe the CPU can support up to 32GB, but Lenovo didn't offer it. I do run some VM, so RAM is a concern. The Ryzen 7 4700U has enough juice for VM, but the RAM is a little bit limited. Agree. But I think manufacturer should make this available. I have a Surface Pro 4 with 4GB RAM, and now it is technically an e-waste because I couldn't run a lot of application (GIMP always crash).
  11. @Eigenvektor Okay, noted. Thank you for the info.
  12. With many manufacturer going for soldered RAM to keep their laptop thin and light, is there a way to upgrade the RAM if we want or need it? Assuming that desoldering works are available in every computer service shop, and that RAM chips is 'common'.
  13. @mariushm@Eigenvektor Thanks for your input. Yeah, in my area, electricity rate increases the more you use, so it's hard to calculate. Anyway, what about Internet? I'm sure mining operation needs it, right? How much will it consume?
  14. Hi, I'm looking for a good crypto currency to mine. I'm new here so I'm not familiar with this yet. So far, here's my system specs (my current gaming rig): Processor: AMD Ryzen R5 3600 RAM: 2x 8GB DDR4 3600MHz RAM GPU: Gigabyte RX Vega 64 Gaming OC SSD: Kingston A400 2.5inch SATA 1TB, free space about 500GB HDD: Seagate Barracuda 3.5 inch SATA 2TB (SMR), free space 800GB HDD: Toshiba X300 3.5 inch SATA 4TB (CMR), free space 600GB I wonder if my system is worth for the operation. Regards, Chiyawa
  15. I think that one will be R5 4650G, 8GB. According to official Lenovo website at least. HP Envy x360 is good, but I found it lacking USB 3.0 type A ports and headphone jack, which is a turn off for me. Anyway, thanks for your suggestion. I have already purchased Lenovo Yoga 6. It's quite good for the price.