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Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is it worth it to upgrade to dual channel RAM?"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

There is no such thing as single channel or dual channel memory. Memory is just memory. It depends which slots you plug the memory in. Hopefully you are already using your memory in dual channel.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "VENGEANCE LPX 3000cl15 vs 3200cl16"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

I recently bought an LPX kit rated at 3000 mhz and CL 15. When I enabled the XMP profile in the Mobo the CAS latency was set at 16... I tried to manually take it down to 15, but the system just wouldn't post. I then overclocked the kit to 3333 mhz, which was the max I could achieve. I tried 3400, but even after settings the voltage at 1.4 it wouldn't post, so I just settled for 3333. The memory is now working at 3333 CL16. I would go with the 3200 CL16 kit, probably you can squeeze another few mhz out of it and further increase the infinity fabric clock. I think that would be more beneficial than reducing the CL.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Ryzen 3000 Memory Question"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, gamers Nexus was recently talking about this in a video. Having only two dimms supposedly help a tiny bit when trying to overclock.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Windows 10 with most recent updates on USB"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok, so I downloaded the ISO from Microsoft website and used Rufus to create the USB key. It worked flawlessly. During the installation process it turned out the version provided was dated 9/9/2019, just one month old. On the MS website it says it is from May 2019, but apparently it's even more recent . When I finished the installation, I then proceeded to update windows and a grand total of four updates were installed. That was sufficient to bring me fully up to date. If you are troubleshooting the new radeon cards, I strongly suggest to install Windows 10 using the ISO Microsoft provides directly from their website. I then proceeded to install GPU drivers and after that Origin and Battlefield 5 for testing.

On my main drive, where I have a version of Windows that I have had for a couple of years now and went through some hardware swapping and different drivers installations, Battlefield 5 is stuck at 90-100 fps, well below the expected performance, and well below what you can find on several videos on YouTube that benchmark this game. I play at 1080p. On the other hard drive, where I proceeded to install Win 10 yesterday evening, Battlefield 5 runs at 130-140 fps. I would say a massive gain and on par with what everyone is publishing on YouTube.

I was on the brink of sending back my card to Amazon, but I am happy to see that the problem was the OS.

I will further test this and check that the performance stays solid.

If you are one of those people that are troubleshooting the Navi cards, I recommend to download the version of Win10 provided directly by Microsoft.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Sapphire Pulse RX 5700 XT Clock Bouncing around, is it normal behaviour?"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

I am trying with a fresh installation on another hard drive and it seems the situation is way better. I will continue more testing in the evening.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Windows 10 with most recent updates on USB"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

I actually do have a Win10 license key. Anyway from the windows official website I can download Win 10 version 1903, which is the most recent they provide, but even that one is from May 2019, two months before the radeon cards came out. And people are saying that you need Win 10 completely up to date to have the best chances to avoid problems.

Maybe I can install the May 2019 version, keep it off the internet, install the radeon drivers first, then start updating win 10. At that point since the graphics drivers are already installed, Windows shouldn't feel the need to download anything that is related to the GPU. Do you think it might be the right way to go?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Sapphire Pulse RX 5700 XT Clock Bouncing around, is it normal behaviour?"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

https://youtu.be/uWwtL8d0qiE

This is a video I recorded myself with RTSS active

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Sapphire Pulse RX 5700 XT Clock Bouncing around, is it normal behaviour?"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Temp with the card are very normal, always well below 80. Most of the the time in low 70s. I experience this even at 60 or 50

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Drivers for RX 5000 - Are they still bad?"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

I wanna add more input to this thread.

My Sapphire pulse is underperforming. I don't even know what kind of troubleshooting to do.

This video on YouTube is from a person with hardware very similar to mine (rx 5700 xt + 3600):

https://youtu.be/bNwbKGVpcgU

If you watch at 5:15 Battlefield 5 is benchmarked with a solid 130 fps.

Next video is something that I recorded tonight:

https://youtu.be/uWwtL8d0qiE

As you can see my CPU utilization is around 50%, GPU 70%, no single thread is bottlenecking. I don't know what this is but I am one day away from returning this garbage. I will try with a clean install of windows. If I don't get the same performance that everyone is getting I will return this ****.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Drivers for RX 5000 - Are they still bad?"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

I have a rx 5700 xt sapphire pulse. Can't complain of the performance. I occasionally have a very brief black screen, like 1 second long, every couple of hours of gaming or even less often. It's tolerable, even though doesn't really help the peace of mind. Metro Exodus straight out crashes at the initial menu, after 5 seconds I launched it. I do not know how people out there provided benchmarks of this game. I have to say that my OS went through multiple hardware swaps and subsequent installation of different drivers overtime. I should try with a clean install of Windows. The overclocking room is basically zero, which is fine, I guess, the clock would dance around during gaming, but in the most intense moments the card will shoot close to 2000 mhz with default settings which is not bad. The radeon software is mostly useful to set a decent fan curve. On the sapphire model the default fan curve tends to lean too much in favor of silence, which can be bad on stressful loads, but if you let the fans run a little louder the card is actually fresh. I personally do not mind a little bit more noise, I mostly play with headphones on and I set the fan to work at 55% at all temperatures, at that percentage the fan is audible without headphones even though completely tolerable and I can't hear it at all when wearing them. I have a node 202 with two noctua 12x15 in front of the gpu and when the card is being raped at 100% usage the temp is in the low 70s. With bigger cases temp will be probably even less.

I am in time to exchange the card for a rtx 2070 super windforce for 80$ more on Amazon and I am debating whether to do it or not.

I would love some input too.

I am not dissatisfied with the card itself, but I don't know if I can trust AMD to really fix the drivera. I couldn't easily find answers with simple searchs on Google. I am pretty sure if I dig deeper in specialized sites someone is talking about it, but if by searching "is AMD working on Navi drivers?" nothing meaningful comes up, then I am really scared that they will leave this costly hardware as is. Which would be unacceptable.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "BIOS Update worries"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Honestly I would suggest to stay away from AsRock in this case. I bought a B450 from them, it was supposed to work out of the box with ryzen 3000 with the current bios version, which was 1.30. I tried and it didn't work, just a black screen. I tried to update to the last version available, which was 1.50, by using a ryzen 1600 and it didn't work again. If they couldn't fix whatever problem the 1.30 version has two updates later, then I really have no hope.

Comment reply on rolanie3's Completed Build: RX-2-2 All Purpose PC

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Quick question, how is the Mobo doing? I am considering the three choices available for x570 itx and I am not reading good stuff in the reviews for all of them. How is the Gigabyte holding up?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "2070 599$ 2080 799$ 2080 TI 1199 $ They are out of their mind."

  • 18 months ago
  • 5 points

On the Nvidia Live on Twitch they just announced the actual prices.

2070 499$ 2080 699$ 2080TI 999$

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Question for etherium miners?"

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaahahahahahhahahahahah

Comment reply on Forum Topic "ASRock X370/AB350 Gaming-ITX/ac"

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

eheheh can't wait to have them in stock on newegg :)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "when will ethereum mining become unconvenient?"

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

woah that's the best I can get it on this forum.

I should have asked if my build can run minecraft holy ****

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Fractal Design Nano S Cooler clearance"

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

thank you very much :)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Arctic LF 240 in Fractal Design Nano S or what else?"

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

thank you very much for the input, I was looking at the chart you linked, what do you think about the corsair h110, which I see being decently priced, 100$ on newegg, and seems to have decent performance?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What is the best gaming pc i can build for $400?"

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

totally agree with that, Imma build a media center/low settings 1080p gaming pc for my TV very soon with a g4560/1050ti combo

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What is the best gaming pc i can build for $400?"

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

woah, u made a miracle over here

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Opinions on workstation?"

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

I would go for a superior ryzen like the 1600 or 1600x, the first goes for 219 dollars and grants u 6 cores 12 threads at a very decent clock, moneywise I think that would ur best choice to manage some image and video editing

Comment reply on Forum Topic "When will the RAM price hike end?"

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

ahahahahhaha I am flying

Comment reply on Forum Topic "AM4 ITX?"

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah, the frustrating thing is that that article is dated march, now it's almost june and mini itx am4 boards are just a dream, I hope it won't end up like the x99 socket, that had only one terrible itx board from asrock :(

Comment reply on Forum Topic "AM4 ITX?"

  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

I am interested in ryzen mini itx as well, point is biostar came out with their one more than one month ago and the other manufacturers are not doing anything about it. The biostar solution lacks of a integrated wifi card and they don't even put a slot for a m.2 wifi cards in their itx cards, so I was waiting for the major brands to come out with a complete board. Anyone has any news? the more I search around, the less there are news out there about itx am4 boards.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "will price of nvme m.2 ssds ever drop?"

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

I hoped to see price dropping down a little bit earlier instead of having to wait someone to show up with a new technology , but ok, I got your point here, mine were just false hopes :)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Hey guys, just looking for some help with making my PC better."

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

it depends always on your budget, you have to consider that if u want to build a new system you have to buy everything again, psu, case, monitor, hard drives and peripherals.. I'll put two examples down here so u can make an idea for yourself PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $219.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler ARCTIC Liquid Freezer 240 74.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $83.74 @ NCIX US
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z170M-D3H Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $105.99 @ Amazon
Memory Kingston Savage 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $110.99 @ Amazon
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $129.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.99 @ Amazon
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Windforce OC Video Card $379.99 @ B&H
Case Corsair Carbide Series 88R MicroATX Mid Tower Case $49.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply Rosewill 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $69.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1200.66
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-23 21:43 EST-0500

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $219.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler ARCTIC Liquid Freezer 240 74.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $83.74 @ NCIX US
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z170M-D3H Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $105.99 @ Amazon
Memory Kingston Savage 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $110.99 @ Amazon
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Windforce OC Video Card $379.99 @ B&H
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $900.70
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-23 21:44 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Hey guys, just looking for some help with making my PC better."

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok, so basically you are still sticking with old generation z97-ddr3, I don't know how high is your budget, if you have a low budget I would recommend you to upgrade your gpu first, a gtx 1070 for less than 400$ could be a good investment, and then upgrade your mobo-cpu-ram in a second time, I think you can wait for the new Z270 chipset to come out. If your budget is high enough you can upgrade everything at the same time, a good combo for you could be a z170 motherboard plus a i5-6600k/i7-6700k paired with new ddr4 memory and again a gtx 1070.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Difference Between H110 and H170 Beyond More Slots/Ports?"

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

I think the remaining most prominent difference between h110 and h170 in addition to those you already mentioned is the number of pci express lanes included in the chipset, h170 has 16 chipset pci-e lanes, h110 has 6 of them. Also if I'm not wrong h110 doesn't support RAID for the hard drives.

If you don't need expansion slots then h110 is definitely a good choice in order to save some cash, also you could think about buying a microATX or even miniITX mobo so u may direct your choice toward a smaller and space-saving case.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Looking for advice on this gaming setup. Trying to keep it around 1k."

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

video/audio editing or any other kind of task that take real benefit from an i7, I would recommend that mostly to technicians in any field that require multitasking and lot of power from a cpu

anyway if money is not a problem I surely suggest you to go for the i7, it's definitely the best choice, I myself have a i7-5820k on a pc I use mainly for gaming and the cpu is always below 10% usage no matter what kind of game I throw at it

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is this bad?"

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

just one comment: why asus? :'(

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Looking for advice on this gaming setup. Trying to keep it around 1k."

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

doesn't matter i7 is overkill for gaming in general, i5-6600k is everything you need if u plan to overclock, otherwise i5-6500/6600 are just fine ... take a look at the build in the comment below, u get an i5 plus 1070 at less than 1000 dollars, u can play everything u want at 1080p and even more

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Christmas Present for my Fiance"

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

this one looks perfect, if you can squeeze in an ssd it will be even better

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Looking for advice on this gaming setup. Trying to keep it around 1k."

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

even though I think the 1070 is overkill too, a 1060 6gb at 1080p can do the job

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Looking for advice on this gaming setup. Trying to keep it around 1k."

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

6700k for moba and mmo looks a little bit overkill to me

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Hey ya'll got another build that needs optimizing, lend me your expertise!"

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Also in my opinion I'd try to squeeze in an SSD rather than a normal HD, it can make the difference

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Hey ya'll got another build that needs optimizing, lend me your expertise!"

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm not sure of that amd combo

I was thinking at something like this http://pcpartpicker.com/list/cfbm3F

(edit: just pick a random case of your choice)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "i3 6100/1060: will a low end mobo increase the probability of cpu bottlenecks?"

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

ahahahah what's goin on here?

anyway thanks to all of you for your answers

Comment reply on Forum Topic "i3 6100/1060: will a low end mobo increase the probability of cpu bottlenecks?"

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for your input, I'm mostly worried about the h110 chipset, I'm sure the h170 is a very good and powerful one

Comment reply on Forum Topic "(ITX) H110 or B150 or H170 for gaming?"

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

I think the h110 is a cheap fine choice, the gpu is going to use the 16 lanes from the cpu, the other 6 lanes from the chipset are mainly there for 1 m.2 ssd and other type of expansion cards (e.g. m.2 wifi cards)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Two M.2 ssd's and a GPU"

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

if I'm not wrong the z170 chipset has 20 pcie lanes in it, so if u use two m.2 ssd you are not going to steal lanes from the 16 available on the cpu

Comment reply on Forum Topic "i7 6700k or 6700 for music"

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

exactly, unlike gaming, music or video editing are tasks that take real benefit from more-than-4-cores cpus.. anyway dont misunderstand me, I'm not saying 6700k is not a good choice, actually that's a very powerful cpu.. I think your decision is only influenced by your budget, but as long as you are choosing among high-end intel cpus you are doing the right thing

Comment reply on Forum Topic "PC for Music Production"

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

You actually want to work with an external sound card imo. For the graphics I randomly picked up one of the cheapest, it will be idling most of the time and you dont need it while producing. Anyway you can take a more expensive one if you get a cheaper mobo-cpu bundle.

Remember that Z97 doesnt support DDR4 ram

Comment reply on Forum Topic "PC for Music Production"

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

I go for the 5820k because of the 6 cores. It wasnt impossible to stay under 800, but you can manage it with 1000 bucks. For music production the main part is cpu, it does all the work. The more computing power you have, the less latency you will experience, the more plugin and stuff u can load. Paired with 16 gigabyte and the chance to overlock thanks to the awesome corsair cooling I think you can even work on a 80+ tracks project without problems.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-5820K 3.3GHz 6-Core Processor $368.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler Corsair H100i v2 70.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $96.99 @ Best Buy
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-X99M-GAMING 5 Micro ATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard $169.99 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $79.99 @ Newegg
Storage Kingston SSDNow UV400 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $62.87 @ OutletPC
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.49 @ OutletPC
Video Card Zotac GeForce GT 730 4GB Video Card $69.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Corsair Carbide Series 88R MicroATX Mid Tower Case $49.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair Builder 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $49.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $998.29
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-10-12 03:58 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "New PC for WOW Legion Raiding"

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

both builds have 8 gigs ram, you actually won't need more in any case playing wow, unless you re goin to use ur pc for different tasks than gaming

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $197.88 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler ARCTIC Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2 45.0 CFM Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler $18.88 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-H110M-A Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $49.99 @ Amazon
Memory Kingston HyperX Fury Black 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $37.50 @ Amazon
Storage Samsung 750 Evo 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $129.99 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital Caviar Green 1TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.00 @ Amazon
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB WINDFORCE OC 6G Video Card $259.99 @ B&H
Case Corsair Carbide Series 88R MicroATX Mid Tower Case $49.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply SeaSonic 520W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $59.99 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $85.70 @ My Choice Software
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $938.91
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-10-12 03:42 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "New PC for WOW Legion Raiding"

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

for a hundred buck more you can get 6600k and 500 gb ssd

anyway if u re not planning to overclock, which is totally not needed for wow, u can take i5 6500 with an average air cooler and a non-z170 mobo and save some money

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $227.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler Corsair H100i v2 70.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $96.99 @ Best Buy
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z170M-D3H Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $96.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Kingston HyperX Fury Black 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $37.50 @ Amazon
Storage Samsung 750 Evo 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $129.99 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital Caviar Green 1TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.00 @ Amazon
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB WINDFORCE OC 6G Video Card $259.99 @ B&H
Case Corsair Carbide Series 88R MicroATX Mid Tower Case $49.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply SeaSonic 520W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $59.99 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $85.70 @ My Choice Software
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1094.13
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-10-12 03:34 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "i7 6700k or 6700 for music"

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

anyway consider that unless you are going to have dedicated coprocessors for audio, or external units like the UAD satellite for their stuff, all the load of virtual instruments and plug-ins is on the cpu, so actually having more computing power matters a lot in every phase of your production , from composition to mixing and in the end mastering.

Comment reply on thewalkerpeter's Completed Build: Chronos PC, My new ITX build!. (GPU Incoming)

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

the only thing i can think about your fan running slow is that it is connected to a 5 volt lane instead of a 12 volt one, otherwise I've no idea, maybe it's something else. If you have a friend that knows about electronics and stuff you can make him check it out

Comment reply on Digicon's Completed Build: Ataraxia

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

awesome man, very nice job with all that hard tubing!!

Comment reply on TwoGunMoomin's Completed Build: 4K Mini ITX Gaming Build

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

what a beast, really like all mods u did on the case. great job!!!

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