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Forleb

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About Forleb

  • Title
    Member
  • Birthday Mar 13, 2003

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Profile Information

  • Location
    United States
  • Gender
    Male
  • Interests
    PC Building
  • Biography
    I decided to take a crash course in PC hardware at the start of 2021 to improve my setup, and now it's become a hobby of mine. Seeing as I joined the party quite late, I'm only really familiar with the last 5 or so years of PC ware, but hopefully that won't set me back for too long with how prominent the new stuff is in the market today.

System

  • CPU
    AMD Ryzen 5 3600
  • Motherboard
    Gigabyte B550M DS3H
  • RAM
    2x8GB G.Skill Ripjaws V 3600 C16
  • GPU
    PNY XLR8 GeForce GTX 1660 Super
  • Case
    Cooler Master MasterBox NR600 w/o ODD
  • Storage
    500GB Western Digital WD_Black SN750
  • PSU
    Rosewill Glacier Series 500W
  • Display(s)
    MSI Optix G241
  • Cooling
    AMD Wraith Stealth, upHere T3SYC3-6
  • Keyboard
    Corsair K55 RGB Pro
  • Mouse
    Glorious Model O-
  • Sound
    Logitech H390
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Home
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  1. ID-Cooling's SE-224-XT is actually very solid at around $40 despite its appearance - I'm not sure how many of the other suggestions here are superior to it, but I don't imagine it's many. The Fuma 2 and Dark Rock 2 are also great options.
  2. I own a B550M DS3H myself currently, and it is very subpar aside from connectivity; All other connectors are limited either by quantity or by the cheap VRMs, but mostly both. I'd suggest the MSI MPG B550 Gaming Plus instead, which is superior in pretty much every way you can think of. The 3200G is a bit too far into the bare-bones zone; Consider the 3400G, which has multithreading unlike the former, and should cost $149 at MSRP. As for your RAM, G.Skill kits are currently discounted on Newegg, meaning you can pick up a solid 16GB kit for around $80. Finally, try out Prime Tech Mart for your Wi
  3. None yet... pretty much just scouring everywhere I can in hopes of snagging something. The moment I can actually get my hands on one, I'm doing it, regardless of the model. Which ones do you know of that would need the bump to 650W, in case that's what I land on?
  4. I don't plan on expanding on this build at any point. The quality of the unit I have is actually fairly optimal according to the local tier list & other reviews, so an upgrade would only realistically entail the markup from wattage if I stayed in that zone. Mainly just wondering if 550W will work or not.
  5. I plan on building my new system around a 5600X and a 3060, and I don't plan on overclocking anything. Is a 550W power supply enough to keep up with a 3060? I've seen on GN's review that it actually draws very near its rated TDP, and a 5600X obviously isn't going to be demanding much. I currently have a Seasonic Core GM-550 that I picked up a while ago, and it would be nice to just use that if possible, but I can try to go for something beefier if it's necessary.
  6. Got a build coming up that features an MSI MAG B550M Mortar, Ryzen 5 3600, and an RTX 2060. I already have some Fractal Design Venturi fans ordered for solid airflow, but every mATX case I've been able to find is literally designed to suffocate itself. The only exception to that so far has been the Thermaltake Versa H18, which I'd be okay with, but if anyone has a better alternative, I'd be glad to see it.
  7. Crucial Ballistix, G.Skill Ripjaws V, Corsair Vengeance LPX, Patriot Viper 4 Blackout
  8. Forleb

    Fan Splitter

    In my new system, I plan to have 4 fans total, but my motherboard only has 3 headers. I found this splitter, but I noticed that one pin is intentionally missing on one header; In the description, it says that this won't interfere with PWM fans, but what about 3-pin fans? Would it not work at all or have some kind of drawback?
  9. All electronic hardware functions better the cooler it is, so I think the theory here is that having significantly lower temperatures is enough to compensate for that lost power draw.
  10. While a daisy cable should still technically be rated for 300W, It's better to have two connections on the PSU to ensure that surges can be divided safely. If you rely on a single port to supply 300W+ without a failsafe, you can see where the risk comes in.
  11. Double 8pin on a 3090 probably means that it's either undervolted by default or will need to be when configured. This delivery only gives it 375W max, which is quite low seeing as most 3090s easily hit the 400s on high load. ^
  12. Changes I'd make: CPU Cooler: NZXT Kraken X63 • €140 • The Z63 is just way too overpriced. The X63 still isn't great overall, but it's absolutely a better value. Memory: 2x8GB G.Skill Ripjaws V 3600 C16 • €80 • Ryzen's architecture loves fast RAM, and that +400MHz boost does actually make a difference. Storage: 1TB Samsung 970 Evo Plus • €110 • That Patriot SSD is insanely overpriced. The speeds of PCIe Gen 4 are pointless in most cases. Power Supply: Enermax Revolution D.F. 750W • €95 • Enermax arguably has better quality units. It's also cheaper & has all black
  13. Yes, I was referring to that plate as the modular part of the shroud. Would I need to remove that?
  14. It looks like there's just enough clearance for two front 140mm fans on the Meshify C without removing the modular PSU shroud panel, but can anyone actually confirm this? Or is it barely not enough? I won't have any drives at the bottom (or the cage at all for that matter), so I'm not concerned about airflow down there. I'm keeping the rear GP-12 fan and adding a 240mm AIO to the top, so I want maximum cooling potential from the front to compensate for what the radiator will obstruct.
  15. Budget (including currency): None Country: USA Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for: 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): I'm wondering if there's any key differences between the below configurations, other than the obviously disgusting premiums of going RGB. I intend to build in the Meshify C this time around, hence the Fractal theme of the blackout config. Blackout Config: • CPU Cooler: Fractal
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