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About HairlessMonkeyBoy

  • Title
    Learning By Doing

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  • Location
    There. No here!


  • CPU
    Intel Core i9 9900k @ 5Ghz all core, up to 5.2Ghz 4 core, 5.1Ghz 6 core. 0 AVX offset.
  • Motherboard
    Asus Maximus XI Hero
  • RAM
    G.Skill Trident Z RGB 4x8GB DDR4-3200 CL14 @ 3600Mhz 14-16-16-30 + custom secondary and tertiary timings
  • GPU
    MSI RTX 2080 Sea Hawk EK X
  • Case
    Phanteks Evolv X
  • Storage
    XPG SX8200 Pro 2TB NVME, 3x ADATA Ultimate SU800 1TB SATA RAID 0, Samsung 970 EVO Plus 500GB M.2 NVME boot.
  • PSU
    Corsair HX1000i
  • Display(s)
    Main: MSI MPG341CQR 34" 3440x1440 200Hz(OC)
    Secondary: Dell S2417DG 24" 2560x1440 165 Hz
  • Cooling
    Custom water loop (CPU & GPU): 1x 420mm Rad, 1x 280mm Rad, 1x 140mm Rad; Barrow fittings; EK CPU block, Pump/Res Combo, Tubes, Coolant.
  • Keyboard
    Corsair Strafe RGB (CherryMX brown)
  • Mouse
    MasterMouse MM710, Corsair Scimitar Elite
  • Sound
    Some old Harmon Kardon 2.1 speakers and a Corsair Void Pro RGB
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro
  • PCPartPicker URL

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  1. It's a relatively small increase in price to get a much faster drive. So in my opinion it is well worth the cost. PCPartPicker Part List Type Item Price CPU AMD Ryzen 7 5800X 3.8 GHz 8-Core Processor $427.12 @ Amazon CPU Cooler ARCTIC Liquid Freezer II 360 56.3 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $124.99 @ Amazon Motherboard MSI MAG B550 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard $159.99 @ Newegg
  2. In the picture there are: 2X PCIe x16 slots (the longest, one is silver) 2X PCI slots (slightly shorter) 2X PCIe x1 slots (short)
  3. CoolerMaster is well aware that many coolers are 165mm tall. They specifically chose 166mm as the max clearance to include 165mm tall coolers.
  4. Way over spending on the motherboard. You don't need X570 for your use. This B550 board is overpriced too, but much less so... 5900X fits in this budget. Over spending on an AIO. Under spending on RAM. Strange storage config. Do you need gen 4 NVME? Not touching the fans or monitor. Anyway this is what I got: PCPartPicker Part List Type Item Price CPU AMD Ryzen 9 5900X 3.7 GHz 12-Core Processor $549.00 @ Best Buy CPU Cooler be quiet! Da
  5. The one with the orange text? If so, you should absolutely get a new PSU.
  6. The B560 board will not allow you to overclock the unlocked processor. You would need a "Z" board for that. The 11600K is already a bad value, without a "Z" motherboard, it's even worse, but of course the Z motherboards are more expensive, so that has to be considered. In the end, the difference in performance between the 11400 and 11600K is pretty small, so the extra cost isn't really worth it unless you just feel like spending the extra money. But at that point a 5600X is a better pick since even though the CPU is more expensive, the motherboards are cheaper.
  7. So you'll be keeping the GTX 1050 for this build (for now)? You will need iGPU if not. I second going with either the 11400 or the 5600X, depending on your budget. The other CPUs mentioned aren't worth it. This cooler would be a good choice with either of those: PCPartPicker Part List Type Item Price CPU Cooler ARCTIC Freezer 34 eSports CPU Cooler €33.99 @ Amazon Netherlands Prices include shipping, taxes, rebat
  8. This is pinned by a moderator at the top of this thread:
  9. Below get's the same performance with added storage for about the same price. You can use your Samsung drive as the boot drive, and you can add the GPU later. This is also better vs your 3700X builds. PCPartPicker Part List Type Item Price CPU Intel Core i5-11400 2.6 GHz 6-Core Processor $188.99 @ B&H CPU Cooler ARCTIC Freezer 34 eSports CPU Cooler $36.79 @ Amazon Motherboard ASRock B560M
  10. It's a server PSU. For it's intended use, it very well may have needed them all. Some modern consumer boards also are coming with an 8-pin and a 4-pin, or even two 8-pin connectors for the CPU, although usually plugging in the additional connector is optional. It's not an unusual configuration.
  11. It does not fit. It is keyed differently. I suppose if you use enough force, you'll make it fit, though. Anyway, it sounds like you'll be needing a new power supply in order to use that GPU.
  12. It is likely a 4+4 pin EPS connector. They do it this way for compatibility with motherboards that have just a 4-pin. For 8-pin motherboards, they are combined together. It sounds like you are already using it to power the CPU which would make it an EPS connector, but it wouldn't make sense to have a solid 8-pin instead of a 4+4 pin. It's more common for a solid 8-pin to be a PCIe connector, although those are also usually done as 6+2 pin for compatibility reasons. If you aren't already using it to power the CPU, then it is most likely a PCIe connector. Providing the exact model
  13. There is no 4-pin power connector that can be plugged into a GPU. You seem to be confusing the 4-pin or 8-pin EPS connector which is for the CPU, and the 6-pin or 8-pin PCIe connector which is for the GPU. These are not equivalent, and cannot be used interchangeably. Generally speaking, if the PSU does not come with the connectors you need, then it is not suitable for your build.
  14. You seem to be aware of the risks, so go for it. Your internet speed has absolutely nothing to do with the speed of your internal disks for local file transfers... I'm not sure I understand the question.
  15. Try one stick of the new RAM in each of the slots. Then try the other stick in each of the slots. No need to reseat the CPU (quite yet at least).