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About Forleb

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  • Birthday Mar 13, 2003

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  • Location
    United States
  • Gender
  • Interests
    PC Building
  • Biography
    As a kid, computers always grabbed my attention, until eventually I was allowed to use one and discover the wonderful and fully sanitary land of the internet. My parents always went for the budget options - and I do mean budget - which led to some pretty poor gaming experiences; I struggled to hit 60FPS on Minecraft for a majority of my time playing it. That is, until, I acquired my first personal PC: The hp Pavilion. Coming in at $400, it rocked a single 8GB stick of RAM, integrated graphics, and a single 90mm exhaust fan in a fully solid case the size of a microwave. I was tired of this level of performance, and decided in January 2021 that I would get down to the bottom of it once and for all. So, in the span of 3 months, I went from not knowing what a DP cable was to having relatively full knowledge of PC hardware. I promptly decided that my little hpieceofshit had no hope, and built my first custom PC in March. Now there's no turning back...
  • Occupation
    looking homeless, professionally


  • CPU
    AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
  • Motherboard
    MSI MPG B550 Gaming Plus
  • RAM
    Crucial Ballistix 2x8GB DDR4 3600 (16-18-18-38 @1.35V, Black)
  • GPU
    EVGA GeForce RTX 3060 XC Gaming
  • Case
    Phanteks Eclipse P300A
  • Storage
    XPG Gammix S7 512GB
  • PSU
    Enermax Revolution D.F. 850W
  • Display(s)
    MSI Optix G241
  • Cooling
    ID-Cooling SE-224-XT Black + Phanteks SK120 + 3x Phanteks SK140
  • Keyboard
    Corsair K55 RGB Pro
  • Mouse
    Logitech G403 Prodigy
  • Sound
    Cooler Master MH630
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Home
  • Phone
    Motorola Z4

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  1. I highly doubt a 6600 XT that much cheaper than a 3060 is going to stay in stock reliably at all, and frankly the difference between the two is too small to ignore Nvidia's better overall feature set. Also, 2K isn't 1080p... PCPartPicker Part List: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/VL3FQD CPU: Intel Core i5-10400F 2.9 GHz 6-Core Processor (£149.07 @ Technextday) CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Black Edition 42 CFM CPU Cooler (£32.99 @ Amazon UK) Motherboard: MSI B560M PRO-VDH WIFI Micro ATX LGA1200 Motherboard (£99.95 @ Amazon UK) Memory: Team T-FORCE VULCAN Z 1
  2. https://au.pcpartpicker.com/list/xTTwRT A 360 AIO is overkill even for an 11600K... the 5600X will handle games just as well & run cooler especially if you're only gaming, which allows for the basic tower & fan. I'd also recommend staying away from Gigabyte as much as possible with their recent bs, though we all understand the GPU situation, so don't worry about that too much.
  3. That's hardly an appropriate assessment. I know the 3600 > 5800X difference isn't massive, but at least 50% undervolt on two Ampere cards?... It's true that OP could get it working, but It's widely known how the hardware behaves, and waiting for OPP isn't necessary to acknowledge that. I'm not sure I follow the logic here... don't just spend money, create more hassle down the road and spend it anyway? There's no speculation needed. Many people have known for a while that NZXT H5xx cases are ovens, and it makes no sense to ignore it "until it's actually an issue" when the life
  4. That 3060 Ti is the best of the three for its model; It has the best cooling solution & the most OC potential. VRAM shouldn't be a major issue if you're aiming for 144Hz gaming, as you'd have to lower settings on several games even with the 3070 Ti to achieve that consistently, which would automatically reduce the volume required. I'd also strongly advise looking for a higher wattage PSU and a different case. 550W just won't hold up with a 5800X and a 3060 Ti, and both are going to suffer a lot thermally with a coffin like the NZXT H500. My personal favorite is the Lian Li Lanc
  5. PCPartPicker Part List: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/yF46Cz CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 5800X 3.8 GHz 8-Core Processor ($389.99 @ Newegg) CPU Cooler: ARCTIC Liquid Freezer II 240 56.3 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($86.99 @ Amazon) Motherboard: MSI MAG B550 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard ($159.99 @ Adorama) Memory: Crucial Ballistix 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 CL16 Memory ($169.99 @ Adorama) Storage: Corsair MP600 Force Series Gen4 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($149.99 @ Amazon) Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 10 GB Founders Edition Video Card ($699.99) Case: Lian Li Lanco
  6. That motherboard is pretty much perfect aside from no dedicated CMOS button, and any FTW3 card is going to get you solid mileage. I'm impressed to see the 3600 CL16 RAM in dual channel, as that 5900X is not forgiving of much less; I should also point out that pairing a 3080 with makes for a fantastic combo, and bottlenecking will be relatively nonexistent. I'm assuming your drive is an SN850, which is rated right at the top on the local tier list, so that checks out too. Now you get to also feel good about it being one of the best quality/balanced builds I've seen in a while.
  7. Your RAM and storage look notably overpriced; Is this something attributed to the Philippines in particular? I'm only asking because everything else lines right up with the States. As for configurations, the CPUs and GPUs are all entry-level, so you could do any pairing here and be fine at the end of the day. It is worth mentioning that Ryzen CPUs are very sensitive to RAM speeds, so I'd dedicate your 3200 modules for Ryzen and leave the 2666s for Core. I understand that motherboards are the go-to for cutting costs, but even those prices look concerningly low; If at all possible, p
  8. Important Tweaks: • CPU Cooler: The L9i should really only be used when it's necessary for an ITX build. For a 3700X, I'd recommend something like a Dark Rock Pro 4 or SE-207-XT. • Case: The stock 4000D Airflow is not going to have good temperatures. Please consider additional fans. Minor Tweaks: • Motherboard: The B550-A cuts corners without actually making an impact on cost; I'd suggest the MPG Gaming Plus instead. • Storage: The SN550 isn't a great SSD, but honestly anything beats a hard drive. • Power Supply: 750W is quite overkill for this hardware, un
  9. Not the best value really, but in terms of performance & quality it's good. Being very nitpicky, this is what I would change, but it's not urgent: • RAM: Swap to this Crucial kit for more optimal latency. • Case: Swap to the Lancool II Mesh for great airflow out of the box at a lower cost; Trying to configure airflow in the O11D can be confusing, and the case alone already costs more than the Lancool. • AIO: With the change to the case, a 360 would entail removing the stock fans on the Lancool, when instead I'd recommend getting a 240 for the top. A 10700K can do fine off of
  10. A $700 3080 is about as unrealistic as you can get right now... I mean that rationally, not insultingly. PCPartPicker Part List: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/KRd9Vc CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 5600G 3.9 GHz 6-Core Processor ($258.98 @ Amazon) CPU Cooler: ID-COOLING SE-224-XT 76.16 CFM CPU Cooler ($31.99 @ Amazon) Motherboard: MSI MAG B550M MORTAR Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($124.99 @ Amazon) Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory ($71.99 @ Newegg) Storage: ADATA XPG GAMMIX S7 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($110.99 @ Amazon) Case
  11. Corsair LPX modules are the go-to for cooler clearance, assuming you don't already own the Ballistix kit. The Lancool II Mesh is all around just better than the Meshify C + it has good depth. As for getting a 3080 in normal conditions, I'd highly recommend going for the Asus TUF Gaming sku instead of FE. Its MSRP is technically $730, and it stays significantly cooler at relatively the same noise levels. FE cards are the most vulnerable to scalping by nature, so the TUF card probably has a lower average asking price in this market come to think of it.
  12. PCPartPicker Part List: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/yWYgVc CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 5700G 3.8 GHz 8-Core Processor ($359.00 @ Amazon) CPU Cooler: ARCTIC Liquid Freezer II 240 56.3 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($86.99 @ Amazon) Motherboard: Gigabyte B550 AORUS PRO AC ATX AM4 Motherboard ($194.99 @ Amazon) Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory ($129.99 @ Amazon) Storage: Western Digital Blue SN550 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($99.00 @ Amazon) Case: Corsair 4000D Airflow ATX Mid Tower Case ($94.99 @ Best Buy) Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA
  13. The 10900K is only compatible with socket LGA 1200 - the motherboard you chose is LGA 2066. I'm also going to assume you know that the T600 only supports Mini DisplayPort & you have all compatible monitors; Keep in mind three of those adds up to 12 display-outs, which I can't imagine you'd fully occupy with 4K monitors. Since you didn't add any prices, I can only guess what the ceiling for your budget is, and this is what I was able to put together: PCPartPicker Part List: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/N2hPPV CPU: Intel Core i9-10900K 3.7 GHz 10-Core Processor ($484.99 @
  14. Nice job landing a 3060 Ti! Makes everything leagues easier in this market. PCPartPicker Part List: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/XjgXK3 CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 5800X 3.8 GHz 8-Core Processor ($389.99 @ Newegg) CPU Cooler: ARCTIC Liquid Freezer II 240 56.3 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($86.99 @ Amazon) Motherboard: MSI MPG B550 GAMING PLUS ATX AM4 Motherboard ($144.99 @ Amazon) Memory: Crucial Ballistix 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 CL16 Memory ($169.99 @ B&H) Storage: ADATA XPG GAMMIX S7 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($110.99 @ Amazon) Case: Lian Li Lancool II
  15. Just modified your list: PCPartPicker Part List: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/4XMzJf CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 5800X 3.8 GHz 8-Core Processor ($389.99 @ Newegg) CPU Cooler: Corsair iCUE H100i ELITE CAPELLIX 75 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($140.07 @ Amazon) Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B550-A GAMING ATX AM4 Motherboard ($163.00 @ B&H) Memory: G.Skill Trident Z Neo 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 CL18 Memory ($158.99 @ Newegg) Storage: Samsung 980 Pro 2 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($362.02 @ Amazon) Storage: Samsung 870 QVO 4 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($376.82 @ Ama