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About B.Rms

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  • CPU
    Threadripper 3970x
  • Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Strix TRX40-E Gaming
  • RAM
    64 GB DDR4 Ripjaws-V 3600Mhz CL18-22-22-42
  • GPU
    Gigabyte RTX 3090 Xtreme Waterforce
  • Case
    Obsidian Series 750D Airflow
  • Storage
    250GB WD Blue SSD SN500 NVMe M.2 | 2x Samsung 860 Evo 1 TB | Aorus 8 TB NVMe PCIe SSD
  • PSU
    Corsair HX1200i
  • Cooling
    Nocuta NH-U14S TR4-SP3 | 3x Corsair ML120 Pro RGB | 1x Corsair ML140 Pro RGB | 1x Noctua NF-A14 | 1x Corsair AF140L
  • Laptop
    MSI GF65 9SEXR
  1. Thanks, that's good advice. But I noticed that the connectors on the Gigabyte fans are not standard. They're 4 pins, but different shape. There's no way a Noctua fan's connector is gonna work with this. Cheap shot from Gigabyte. If a fan dies I can't replace it myself. WTF... Guess I'm stuck with these fans for a while now unless I'm willing to dig into the card itself to replace the wires.
  2. This is a water-cooled card, so the fans are in a separate radiator, not on the card itself. I wouldn't have to touch the card at all, just unscrew the fans from the radiator and unplug the cables. Both power and RGB cables are just plugged, it's not necessary to cut anything.
  3. I was lucky enough to get one of those. The card is a monster in overclocking, gaming and video applications. The fans however are not great. I found out (too late) that GB's GPU BIOS has a minimum of 30% fan speed even when idle, which makes it pretty loud -and the fans aren't the quietest anyway. So I was wondering if replacing the radiator fans with a couple of Noctuas would void the warranty? The original fans are screwed on the radiator and they're simply plugged to a 4-pin connector which goes into the card. So it's not really hard to just unplug it and repla
  4. Well, that's exactly my thoughts. Sounds logical. So typing all the settings manually for the RAM according to Thaiphoon and leaving everything else as optimized defaults is a valid way to setup the BIOS? Because it's the only way I found to make both the CPU and RAM run at max stock speeds without overclocking.
  5. I did Google this but didn't find something so specific. Maybe someone has an idea of what's going on. Check system specs in my signature. Story: With DOCP (AMD's version of XMP) turned on in the BIOS, the RAM runs at 3600 but I've noticed that my CPU wouldn't hit 100% while running cinebench r23, not even getting hot enough for the fans to go much faster. That reflected in the score: I was getting around 41000 while I found online that this Threadripper CPU should get around 43000. (I also tested with all the performance enhancements I could find set to maximum in
  6. Ryzens love faster memory. But if it's just for gaming and you're on budget, and the cash saving is considerable, then I'd probably skip it.
  7. Just updating for future reference in case it can help anybody: Mobo was definitely dead. I sent it back to the shop (it was only 2 months old). All other parts are alive and happy working on the new board: Asus Strix E Gaming. I really feel a quality difference now between Asus and Gigabyte both in hardware and software. Even though the GB board is a bit cheaper, I think the price difference doesn't justify some of its drawbacks when I compare them both. To be fair to the GB board, it did run cooler. The new Asus forced me to improvise an extra fan just nex
  8. I reseated the CPU 3 times by now and I always did it very carefully using the Ryzen tool. Also checked the pins with a magnifying glass, they all seem to be just fine. That's my fear too. But it's still in the warranty and since I haven't OC'ed, I'm trying to figure out if those marks on the RAM sockets are normal because I can show the shop then that something went wrong with the mobo itself.
  9. I did try different RAM which had worked with this MB in the past and is being used on another build now. No joy.
  10. Hey everyone. First of all, I did my share of Google on this and I found out everything I needed to know about it. But I have something more... My TR build stopped posting for no good reason (MB: Aorus Pro WIFI, no OC). The little red leds jump from CPU to DRAM and stay on DRAM. Every 20sec or so, it goes to CPU for a short moment and back to DRAM. I did all the troubleshooting Google found for me, tested every single piece of hardware in it, everything works fine with another MB+CPU, including the RAM. Most people diagnose it as a short somewhere on the board, so I've
  11. I have an MSI gaming laptop. It has no mechanical drive, only SSD. The only moving parts are the fans, which were kinda too loud even on idle, so I adjusted the fan curve and then everything was great. But because the fan noise is gone, now I noticed there's a sort of electric sound coming from inside it. What I think is curious is that the noise seems to follow the CPU activity, for example if I scroll a page on my browser, the noise intensifies for the duration of the scroll and then goes back to a lower profile noise when I stop doing stuff. That'll basically happen any time I m
  12. Then I'm glad you took a second glance Thanks for the insights though. You make good points.
  13. Obviously I knew that. You did read the words "make an educated guess"? I know what the TR does for content creators. As you can see in my reply to Zando Bob, I'm not asking about TR vs Ryzen. I'm asking about what the new CPU's might look like next to the current TR ones. And no, I don't expect you to KNOW this right now. That's why I said "ideas?" instead of "facts?". I'll make sure to add a 25 line disclaimer next time I post something that might upset you. Sorry about that.
  14. I've been following the forum for a while, I just never needed to post anything. So that explains the new account. I also didn't expect a concrete answer, I expected people with more knowledge and experience than me to make an educated guess based on logic. But there's always someone who will find absolutely anything they can to complain and put others down. Congratulations! You're that guy. Thank you for actually reacting with something useful and to the point regarding what I was looking for. I was just afraid that this was one of those cases where the new, cheaper CPU will pr
  15. I'm wondering if the new Ryzen 9 5950x will be a better deal (price vs. performance) against an entry Threadripper 3960x. Judging by the price difference between those two, and the gains in performance they announced today for the Ryzen 9 series, I'm wondering if the TR justifies the extra cash for a content creator (mostly DaVinci Resolve, no 3D work, some gaming). Ideas?