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About FoodOcean

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  • Birthday Jun 25, 1994

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  • Location
    Bay Area, CA
  • Gender
  • Occupation
    Civil Engineer


  • CPU
    AMD Ryzen 9 5900x
  • Motherboard
    Asus TUF GAMING X570-Pro (WI-FI)
  • RAM
    Crucial Ballistix 32GB Kit (2 x 16GB) DDR4-3600 CL-16
  • GPU
    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 FE
  • Case
    Corsair 275R Airflow
  • Storage
    SSD: Samsung 980 PRO Internal NVMe 1TB
    HDD: Seagate Barracuda 2TB (w/ WD_BLACK SN750 NVMe 1TB Cache)
  • PSU
    Corsair RM750
  • Display(s)
    Pixio PX248 Prime x 2
  • Cooling
    AIO: MSI MAG Core Liquid 240R
  • Operating System
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro
  • Phone
    SAMSUNG Galaxy S10e
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  1. Thanks for the insight! Like I said, I'm relatively new at this and often hear people talk about OC, PBO, Undervolting, etc. so I always get the feeling that I need to push my hardware as safely as possible. Just so I know, if not "Undervolting", how do I maximize my CPU's performance in the most stable and efficient way? As I said, I used the "AI Suite" to auto oc my cpu, locking its frequency at 4.2ghz and, while very energy efficient (with temps at 45 or so) the chip never boosted beyond, so the performance wa capped. Would you just recommend running it stock, or is
  2. you are right, I guess "more comfortable" isn't quite it. It's more so that I wan to get the most out of my CPU without risk of overheating, and I heard that undervolting was a valid way of balancing performance, energy consumption, and temps. In addition, while I am semi-versed in computing basics, I am still a numb when it comes to manually dialing in values in the BIOS, so just knowing more bout the processes verses OC would be helpful on all fronts. ALSO, I this is my first REAL build, so I get nervous when I think things get too hot because I'm afraid that I'm goin
  3. As the title suggests, I am trying to figure out how to undervolt my 5900x through my BIOS on my TUF Gaming x570 pro (wifi). When I run the CPU stock, I get temps of 50-60 degrees idle and about 75 degrees under load, and while I know those temps are with in the chips allowances, I would feel more comfortable if the idle temps were a little lower. In contrast, I have also used the AI OC, but while it lowered my temps, the "AI Suite" locked my CPU at a constant 4.2 GHz. This is not a bad frequency to have, but not being able to boost to its highest clock speed drops its benchmark sc
  4. Hey all, I'll try to keep it short. My current rig (workstation/gaming hybrid) uses a 1TB WD_BLACK SN750 as its boot drive/applications and a 2TB Seagate Barracuda HDD for media, docs, and games. I just picked up 1TB Samsung 980 Pro from Best Buy now I am debating on how I should configure my Storage. I am go to remove the games form my HDD and put them on one of the SSD's, but idk which SSD to use as my boot/productivity drive and which to use as my dedicated games library. I know the Gen4 980 Pro is far superior them my Gen3 SN750, but will my games really benefit THA
  5. Availability and cost aside, unless you need the extra vRAM or want to have a completely "Team RED" PC, I would go with 3060ti. the 3060ti is basically the same as a 3070, especially if you OC it. In addition, you can only use "Smart Access Memory" (AKA - resizable bar) if you are rocking both a 6000 series gpu and a 5000 cpu. Any other configuration doesn't get you the same performance boost. That being said, they are both amazing values and performances for the retail MSRP when it comes to gaming, so which ever one you can get first will be good enough to handle any modern game a
  6. Hey all! I am running a dual pixio px248 prime monitor set up, both of which are running 1080p @144hz on DP. As of late, my main monitor has been showing reddish discoloration around black outlines and texts in videos, especially if the the black lines are against a warm background. This is not happening with my secondary monitor at all. In fact, both monitors are running at the same settings and both are plugged into an RTX 3070 FE. I have dried resetting my display settings and the monitors, but the only thing that seems to work is either switching to HDMI or using DSR to scale m
  7. I am familiar, but his videos don't really answer my question. He does use a 5000 series CPU, but its a 5600x, not a 5900x.
  8. I don't NEED a SFF case. My rig is currently in a Mid-ATX case right now and is fine. This was more so an interest or desired change later down the line. Besides, my workspace isn't the biggest, so any way to maximize desk and/or floor space is a plus.
  9. Hey All, I know there is probably a thread that addresses this already, but I couldn't find it. I recently was introduce to the "P-ATX V2" SFF Case and have been entertaining the idea of moving my current 5900x/3070 set up into something of the sort. I have done a little research and have found that the main problem with this idea are the CPU temps and finding an adequate cooler to contain them. I currently have my 5900x clocked to 4.2GHz @ 1.096v with temps of around 40C idle and 65C at MAX load using a 240mm AIO. If I were to switch to a SFF case I would either need to switch to
  10. Thanks for the run down! This actually helps shed some light on the situation. The WS board is about $370, while the TUF is $220. It doesn't seem as though the WS isn't different enough to warrant an additional $150 in cost. And I saw the WIFI compatibility differences too, that is part of the reason the TUF has made it to this point on the chopping block lol. WIFI isn't a deal breaker, but it does sweeten the deal and means $30 less I have to spend on a wireless card.
  11. Thanks for your input! I figured the "gaming" tag on most products were for show/marketing, but I wanted to make sure that the "workstation" MOBO didn't have a better longevity, connectivity, or something along those lines. As I said prior, on paper, both the ASUS boards seem to be equivalent enough in terms of their specs, I just wanted to get some insight from the community on whether there actually is a difference between the two (like the GeForce series vs the Quadro cards) or if it was just a way to sell different boards to different demographics.
  12. I have a similar question, hopefully we get an answer soon lol.
  13. Budget (including currency): $200-$400 (for the MOBO) Country: USA Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for: AutoCAD, SAP2000, Solidworks Adobe Creative Suite, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, Steam Link, Revit, Twitch/YouTube Streaming, and Bluebeam Other details (existing parts lists, whether any peripherals are needed, what you're upgrading from, when you're going to buy, what resolution and refresh rate you want to play at, etc): RTX 3070 FE, Ryzen 9 5900x, Samsung 970 EVO 1TB M.2 Hey all! I am in the process of building a "hybrid" PC that will f