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About krakek

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  • Location
    Moscow Russia


  • CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
  • Motherboard
    Gigabyte X570S Aorus Master
  • RAM
    2x Crucial Ballistix MAX 2x8 GB (BLM2K8G40C18U4B)
  • GPU
    GTX 980 Strix
  • Case
    Fractal Design Meshify-2
  • Storage
    Samsung 980PRO 1TB NVMe SSD + 2x Samsung 980 1TB NVMe SSD
  • PSU
    Seasonic Focus GX-850
  • Display(s)
    LG 27GN800
  • Cooling
    Arctic Liquid Freezer II 360
  • Keyboard
    Logitech G413 Carbon
  • Mouse
    Logitech G305
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Home Edition.

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  1. It is a price thing then. If they are priced in your area at about the same level then go with the full sized board. The other difference beyond the VRMs is the connectivity - the full board has better rear IO and onboard PCI-E expansion. The later is particularly important if you may want things other than a GPU in down the road, things like sound and network cards, various controllers, etc.
  2. The Seasonic story? Wasn't the protections kicking in early issue resolved on the follow up production?
  3. AX appears to be in the top tier, so a good option.
  4. Thanks, sorry, would keep that in mind for the future.
  5. An important question would be - do you care for the micro-ATX form factor? If you don't then the full ATX motherboard is probably better for you.
  6. Just had another very short brown out. While it did push my router to reset the UPS allowed my PC to stay fine through it.
  7. Out of the AIOs one of the best value options would be the Arctic Liquid Freezer line or the EKWB line.
  8. In my understanding yes. I believe this was covered by Linus. What does happen is that say you have 16+8 GB, you get dual channel as if they were 8+8, so if you exceed that capacity of 16 GB in use what happens is that the rest (24-16=8) are used in single channel mode. And while single channel mode is still preferable to using the page file (which you would be if you exceed your RAM capacity) it is imperfect.
  9. I am not sure if this is entirely accurate. TL:DR is: 1) ideally you want the same sticks in all the slots 2) however if you could not have the same sticks in all slots you should prioritise: a) having the same overall RAM chip type on all the sticks (ie samsung B vs micron E) b) then the same frequency and timings for both sticks c) then the same capacity In case you don't do (2b) the sticks would default to the worst out of the two, in case of (2c) you are going to loose dual channel performance when you go over double of the smaller stick. While this is still better
  10. You can set the precision boost behaviour, so it may be a wonky profile. That said - single core boosting makes the machine more responsive in normal tasks, so I am not sure why you are unhappy with it.
  11. Did you check the noise normalised cooling performance tests by Steve at Gamers' Nexus? Note - coolers and cases are not magic, your thermals appear to be fairly normal under load, assuming standard ambient temperatures. (Also boy you have an overkill PSU for your build)
  12. Could be coil noise. It happens to a variety of electronic components, try to localise it to the graphics card or motherboard (or something else). It is not in my understanding dangerous and tends to come from electronic components such as inductors vibrating. As such there is very little you can do about it. If you can isolate the source of noise you can add some noise dampening (ie hot glue), but do so at your own risk. You can find more here:
  13. It supports both gen 3 and gen 4. IMO for games a gen 3 SSD through the chipset should be good enough and you can always move *that special game you want extra performance for* to the boot 980PRO.
  14. Speed doesn't matter... yet, unless you are doing heavy video editing or something. I went with a stripped 2 drive gen-3 set up for the steam library.
  15. I would suggest moving towards the uninterupted power supply from simple surge protector. Helps with brown outs and so on.