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Comment reply on Forum Topic "Custom Watercooling"

  • 36 minutes ago
  • 1 point

To clarify, you have a 360mm AIO?

You want a 480mm AIO ideally, however as there are none, you are looking to a custom loop solution?

I would ask what CPU you have that a 360mm AIO is currently failing to adequately handle? It would be a big investment to go down the custom loop route solely for being able to get a larger radiator to cool the CPU (unless you plan to add more components to the loop?)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Best affordable video car for new high demand AAA games"

  • 3 days ago
  • 1 point

Sorry, that's simply not really true these days. By your own comment, console gamer's should not game on a TV because TV's are not meant to game on???? TV's have come leaps and bounds with newer models coming with VRR, some models come with G-Sync / freesync (Heck Nvidia partnered with LG to get G-Sync compatibility on some OLEDS).

No idea what you mean by colour accuracy, plenty of TV's give extremely solid colours and look absolutely amazing. OLED's with there infinite contrast, some LED's with massive colour volume. That is not even commenting on HDR. Next, not sure what you mean by framerates. There are TV's out there that do 120hz. Heck some TV's like OLEDS which look absolutely amazing compared to some monitors with there perfect blacks have G-Sync, 120hz @ 4k, HDR and solid input lag.

On matter of response times, plenty of TV's have solid response times and come with game modes. Aforementioned OLEDS are 13ms input lag, some Samsung models come in at near 6ms in game mode. Sure this is higher then the very high end gaming monitors, but outside very fast twitch people, 13ms tradeoff is fine.

This is just my two cents with someone who is typing this on a PG348Q which even by today standard is a well regarded gaming monitor and I rarely use it preferring to game on a 4k HDR set. The line is very much with plenty of people I know including myself looking at some TV models as a gaming monitor. This is one of the specific reasons LG are launching there 48 CX OLED. Can see in CES 2020 coverage they are paying alot of attention to gaming and have specifically hooked the TV up to Nvidia GPUs at the booth: https://youtu.be/zRhd2Wsy6L0

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Why has Intel made the 10600k so expensive."

  • 5 days ago
  • 4 points

Not just down to Intel. we pretty much get dollar to pound near 1:1 conversion these days. 10900k is $530 its £530 in UK, likewise for other CPU's. Not just unique to Intel (and its not even Intel but retailers) take Nvidia for example, 2080Ti on official Nvidia store $1200 vs $1150. Need to take into account Retailer margin they want to make, Intel seen as more premium brand, supply and demand, currency situation, VAT etc.

Now relative to AMD, need to remember, your looking at prices now. 3600x launched for more money also and has tapered down in pricing more aggressively. That said, I agree with most reviews, they are not bad CPU's per say, just pushed into a niche spot in that they offer absolute best gaming performance, but you pay a premium and as Gamers Nexus mentioned, it becomes philosophical at that point. (i.e contriving CPU bound situations). TL:DR they will still sell at these prices, maby not like hotcakes of years past, but they will still sell and Intel is barely able to keep up with demand, so why sell the parts at a lower price when they still sell fine at a higher price.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need advice on a case that can handle two GPUs and i9 9900K"

  • 5 days ago
  • 1 point

Don't need to go full tower, solid mid tower will work just fine.

Gamers nexus has some nice reviews. A good option would be Coolermaster Mastercase 500: https://pcpartpicker.com/product/G766Mp/cooler-master-mastercase-h500-atx-mid-tower-case-mcm-h500-ignn-s00

Looks neat, but has wide open front and pair of 200 mm fans to draw in cool air, but mesh should keep things clean. comes with all the fans, interior is pretty open and space for heat to leave from up top and the rear.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "4K TV recommendations under £600?"

  • 6 days ago
  • 1 point

RU8000 would be a Samsung choice: Argos link it has VRR support for consoles which is nice. It is a 2019 set, but amusingly its replacement the TU8000 is a step back in some areas. It does not have dolby vision like the Panasonic above, and said Panasonic does have slightly better tone mapping for movies, but the RU8000 does have some nice gaming features and VRR support.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "4K TV recommendations under £600?"

  • 6 days ago
  • 1 point

Yeah that is an astonishingly good tv for that price and size, not often a FALD tv is around there. Anyways If those are your limits, would look at Panasonic GX800 which is around £575 for 50": https://www.johnlewis.com/panasonic-tx-50gx800b-2019-led-hdr-4k-ultra-hd-smart-tv-50-with-freeview-play-graphite-black/p4081434?sku=238062318&s_ppc=2dx92700046624600965&tmad=c&tmcampid=2&gclid=CjwKCAjwh472BRAGEiwAvHVfGuOWHE5Xge0NakHV4C-A2ITxRjlkLHUpjLpy6NKo-yjat8gjql5bHBoC4eIQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds

https://youtu.be/H3KS9PohJHY it supports the main HDR formats like Dolby vision, HDR 10+ so neat for netflix if you have the 4k package (abit there is a limit to its HDR capabilities) or HDR 10+ content with Amazon. Also as can be see from video review a reasonable game mode for your console gaming.

or Sony XG8305 for £650 but right now £72 off so around £575 also: https://www.richersounds.com/tv-projectors/sony-tvs/sony-bravia-kd49xg8305bu.html

Comment reply on Forum Topic "4K TV recommendations under £600?"

  • 6 days ago
  • 1 point

I don't know if you can stretch another £65 quid. If so you can grab the Sony Bravia KD55XF9005 which is actually an exceptional TV for the price at 55" https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/sony-bravia-kd55xf9005-55-led-hdr-4k-ultra-hd-smart-android-tv-5-year-guarantee-2-free-4k-blu-rays-677-delivered-at-prc-direct-3464629 it comes with a pair of 2 4k blue-rays so maby flog them for £20 or so to reduce the cost.

It has full array Local dimming, some very good contrast levels and can reach solid deep blacks. similarly for console gaming it can achieve reasonable input numbers: https://www.avforums.com/reviews/sony-kd-55xf9005-x900f-review.14564

https://youtu.be/iLDxEE9Wwng

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Corsari H100i Platinum SE TDP"

  • 12 days ago
  • 1 point

You won't find it as they do not list it. (not that the number means much on its own)

Will keep most CPU's cool, is better stuff around for same price, partly paying for bling and name, but if your set on it, will be fine on a majority of CPUs on the market.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Opinions on AMD's reselling partnership."

  • 12 days ago
  • 1 point

if your purposefully allowing your PC to be used in a situation where another company uses it for mining, should not be surprised to see some software being used which is also common to those who use it for nefarious purposes.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Opinions on AMD's reselling partnership."

  • 12 days ago
  • 1 point

But as I say it's up to the user to understand what they are doing on mining side. No one holding a gun to people's head forcing them to mine. Can't hold everyone's hand in this world on everything. Would it be nice if they made things clearer, sure but like plenty of things on life, people should do there homework.

On selling and buying side, also no major concern there, evidently Devs whose games are being resold are onboard.

So yeah my perspective no issue. Would be nice for some clarity in mining area, maby some quick bullet points, but up to people to do there homework anyways.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Opinions on AMD's reselling partnership."

  • 12 days ago
  • 1 point

Looks fine to me. In terms of mining, up to people to read and understand whats going on in all this, just like everything else and weigh up Pro's and Con's.

In terms of buying / reselling digital licenses, as far as I am aware the game listed will be those with whom robot-cache have also partnered with companies getting a cut when the game is resold. Now granted the company may have made more money by possibly selling an additional new key, but evidently some devs who signed up crunched the numbers and felt it worked out for them. So given devs signed up and its there games being resold.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "RGB on MSI B450i Gaming Plus AC"

  • 12 days ago
  • 1 point

Yes you indeed can, one in the same.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "NZXT AER RGB Queries"

  • 12 days ago
  • 1 point

Will need a hue unit for the RGB control side.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Asus Rog crosshair hero 8 aura sync question."

  • 13 days ago
  • 1 point

Yes each header and in fact sections of motherboard can be adjusted individually on both headers.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Should i keep my Asus ROG Maximus XI Hero (Wi-Fi) board that i won from a giveaway and buy a 9700K or....?"

  • 13 days ago
  • 4 points

Depends entirely on what your trying to do and achieve really. 9700k is still a solid CPU regardless and if it meets you needs, it meets your needs simply put.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Experience and advice on builds with two GPUs?"

  • 13 days ago
  • 1 point

those tasks you mentioned such as folding at home do NOT use SLI / NVLINK, so its a moot point the 2070 Super does not support those functions. Each GPU will be seen individually and given its own work unit. Of course double check the applications you plan to use but usually most in those areas do not use SLI.

In terms of Multi GPU systems in general, just try to keep a gap between the two, one slot of possible to keep the cards breathing well. The cards you listed are about 2.5 slot thick so top one may get somewhat warm. Either way, get a case with solid airflow so cool air is going to the GPU and some decent exhaust fans as both those cards expel the heat into the case.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Why flat and not curved?"

  • 14 days ago
  • 1 point

Main reason for going flat, is some people doing editing work feels the curved nature of the panel may slightly distort the editing.

Main reason IMO going for curved is with bigger monitors to help bring the edges into your vision abit more, nice on larger ultrawides and monitors in general.

To be honest at 24" I would not bother worrying with the curved aspect, its small enough really that it will fit within your main field of view.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Anyone had 5.1 sound system for PC ? Need some help here."

  • 15 days ago
  • 1 point

No problem.

Yes I have 5.1, well ATMOS systems for my pc's.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Anyone had 5.1 sound system for PC ? Need some help here."

  • 16 days ago
  • 1 point

No! The motherboard passe's the signal along to the z906 control unit. That will manage all the 5.1 and associated bits. Long story short, pick up the z906 it will work perfect and give you 5.1.

What I was trying to highlight is in this case its independent of your motherboard choice is all. Could have a $100000000 motherboard or a $100, the sound will be the same as all the processing to get 5.1 etc is done by the z906 control unit.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "One last MOBO Question Hero(WiFi) vs Formula"

  • 16 days ago
  • 2 points

Are you talking about the X570 Hero VIII as your link does not seem to work for me?

If so its back I/O is actually pretty solid: 8 USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports (1 is type C) and 4 3.2 Gen 1 ports. Infact the Hero Wi-Fi and Formula both have same rear I/O as per manuals:

Suffice to say, rear I/O as per manuals and each product page looks to be identical and would not be a reason to move up to the formula from Wi-Fi Hero.

Comment reply on bloodpearl's Completed Build: My 4k Gaming / Workstation rig

  • 19 days ago
  • 1 point

Ahh pic shows high gain, volume pot all the way up. Is there decent headroom otherwise on low gain?

Comment reply on bloodpearl's Completed Build: My 4k Gaming / Workstation rig

  • 19 days ago
  • 1 point

Nice

separate how is the amp with headphones? Got same headphones but itch to try a new amp and been wanting to compare 888 to 789. Can see from pic though volume pot is all the way up and on high gain? surely your not out of headroom?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Anyone had 5.1 sound system for PC ? Need some help here."

  • 20 days ago
  • 1 point

The motherboard does not matter in this case as the processing is done on the z906 unit.

You will still get 5.1 from the speakers, just that the z906 DAC/AMP will handle the processing and power side of the equation.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Custom cables"

  • 20 days ago
  • 2 points

yep. turn psu off from wall also.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Custom cables"

  • 20 days ago
  • 2 points

For most the part its easy enough. May be easier from the onset though as depending on case and how you manage the cables, easier to do it all at once rather then work around components already in the case.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Help "When the M.2 slot is populated, two SATA 6.0 Gb/s ports are disabled.""

  • 21 days ago
  • 1 point

Best in these instances to always consult the manual which are usually available online: https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/support/B450-TOMAHAWK-MAX#down-manual

However having had a look myself (you can consult for yourself, page 31 in English manual) there is a NVME drive slot on the board. There are also 6 SATA ports. If you populate the M.2 drive slot, 2 of the 6 SATA slots will be disabled.

You will be fine with a NVME drive and up to 4 sata devices running in parallel. Just make sure to not try using SATA port 5 and 6 with the NVME drive in place which are the two SATA ports which get disabled.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Custom Loop - EKWB"

  • 22 days ago
  • 1 point

To answer some questions as I have seen your now looking at an AIO anyways.

  • A single Pump will have no issue with a GPU/ CPU block and multiple radiators or even pair of GPU's and multiple radiators in terms of flow for most the part.

  • A monoblock similarly will be fine. There is no massive need for them as usually monoblocks are created for high end boards which usually have solid cooling anyways as is the case with the Crosshair Hero you have listed. May see VRM temps rise slightly over reviews as there may be a slight reduction in airflow over VRM section depending on what they were using for cooling in the review, but still not usually to point a monoblock is needed.

  • in terms of metal, EK has two lines which they suggest you do not interchange which is there normal like and gaming fluid. The latter uses cheaper to produce aluminium in locations the water will touch while former copper / brass etc. Reason they should not be interchanged is due the way they react over the longer term due to there position on periodic table. Simple put, if your looking at things like Monoblocks, then those will usually be produced with nickle or similar so stick with normal W/C parts rather then mixing in aluminium if you can. Still do make sure you get some inhibitors / anti-corrosion fluid / mix it in with distilled water.

I saw your comments around funding, yeah its a nice to have but can get expensive, so save up your dough IMO and change parts such as your GPU which will make a much more significant difference if your looking at both upgrading components and water cooling but can only pick one at this point.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Anyone had 5.1 sound system for PC ? Need some help here."

  • 25 days ago
  • 1 point

Your motherboard does not matter as such. Its just feeding a signal to the z906 package in this instance. Said 906 will do processing and amplification itself so 5.1 etc will be a non issue.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Phanteks Halos Lux Digital LED with Asrock x570 pro4?"

  • 25 days ago
  • 1 point

As I said, you do not need a converter, your board unless I am mistaken looking at the manual already has a Addressable RGB header?

The converter in the box, all it does is push the 3 cable runs apart effectively, it is not a converter.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Phanteks Halos Lux Digital LED with Asrock x570 pro4?"

  • 26 days ago
  • 1 point

It should work I believe.

The X570 pro 4 has a addressable RGB header on the board down at the bottom. Page 7/8 in the manual: https://www.asrock.com/MB/AMD/X570%20Pro4/index.asp#Manual

The Halo Lux Digital fans come with an adaptor that will allow it to connect to these typical addressable RGB headers on the motherboard (i.e 4 pin header but with 1 pin missing) See video here of adaptor in the box: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dx8_i6cW4cI

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Waterblock Options for Nvidia 2070 Super"

  • 27 days ago
  • 1 point

EK's RTX reference block basically supports most RTX models including the 2070 Super from Nvidia with reference PCB: https://www.ekwb.com/configurator/waterblock/3831109815885

To confrim, the 2070 Super uses the 2080 Founders edition PCB, so most of those that will work with 2080 FE will also work with the 2070S.

In terms of 120mm radiator, yes it would work, but would not go down a custom loop route to only add minimum radiator capacity if you can add more for better temps / noise. (unless you have space restrictions or something specific)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "2.0 vs 5.1/7.1 Headsets"

  • 28 days ago
  • 3 points

Those headsets are the exact same. The 5.1/7.1 is done via emulation, its why the latter, the 752 has a USB cable, which is the one which in effect has a mini soundcard built into the cable that will let you toggle between store and 5.1, its all done virtually.

The Atmos stuff will indeed try to emulate the same thing.

Personally I am not for 5.1 and all that emulation stuff with headphones, but each to there own.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Do I need to update Z390 board BIOS if going with 9700k/9900k?"

  • 29 days ago
  • 1 point

Yes should be fine. z390 launched in tandem with 9xxx series so even the earlist BIOS in most cases for said boards had support. Since then newer manufactured boards will have even later BIOS's installed in most cases and your likely to get a new(ish) board with newer BIOS and not a release one given how late in the life cycle it is.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Gaming chair"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Get a proper chair. One that is slightly over £100 here in UK is IKEA's Markus, surprisingly good, would give it a try.

Another one I tried short term a friend had which done decent: https://www.officefurnitureonline.co.uk/sprint-black-mesh-office-chair.html?gclid=CjwKCAjwv4_1BRAhEiwAtMDLsnHQgYSQeOM8gY3hyphQmYtncCpgkpokmRA1LJ7nWO5xDT7_vvmdpBoCB5UQAvD_BwE

FYI saying this as someone with a gaming chair back before they became hyped, rather money was set aside for a proper chair.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "2080ti stutter issues on UltraWide?"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

For starters if you have not, swap in DP cable and run using that. Do make sure latest drivers etc. When you say stutter, where / what stutters exactly?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "2080ti stutter issues on UltraWide?"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

have an HDMI plugged in because I was told that DisplayPort would be TOO much for an ultrawide.

WTF?!?!? that does not even make any sense.

Hook it up via DP, no such thing as DP would be too much for the monitor to handle, at a basic level I don't even know what that means and more fundamentally if that was such a thing, why would they include a DP 1.4 port if it would somehow wreck the monitor or something.

If you want to actually leverage this monitor to its fullest, you want to use DP1.4 which your GPU also has to leverage full 8bit + FRC and 144hz along with the sync tech.

https://www.tftcentral.co.uk/reviews/lg_34gk950f.htm

The 34GK950F offers a good range of connectivity for a modern screen with 1x DisplayPort 1.4 and 2x HDMI 2.0 offered for video connections, and an additional 2 port USB 3.0 hub, with the ports located on the back of the screen. It should be noted that you will need a very modern graphics card with DisplayPort 1.4 output if you want to be able to run the screen at the full resolution and refresh rate.

If you only have a DisplayPort 1.2 output, you will be limited to 3440 x 1440 @ 120Hz maximum refresh rate. You will need to drop down to 8-bit colour depth as well for 120Hz, and if you'd rather use 10-bit then you would be limited to 100Hz.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "G-sync official monitor list."

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

i don't really understand G-Sync fully as never had one.

There are different levels of G-Sync: https://www.nvidia.com/en-gb/geforce/products/g-sync-monitors/

Ultimate, is a physical module that goes into high end panels which have HDR 1000 nits etc. G-Sync is a G-Sync module that goes into panels like the ACER X34P, ASUS PG348Q. You then get panels which are G-Sync compatible like the AOC CU34G2X you mention. Here is a official list of G-sync comptabile panels: https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/geforce/products/g-sync-monitors/specs/

Outside of that, read reviews on other panels and user experience on a per panel basis, may be some caveats.

In regards to panels which are 100hz stock but overclock to 120hz, this usually works fine these days. It used to be more problematic with some panels, like the ACER X34 (non-P) when it initially came out, it was a 60hz panel that overclocked to 100hz, but a number were not able to do so. May still happen now, but not heard of it happening in a while.

FYI, G-syncs primary purpose is to help eliminate tearing associated with a variable refresh rate. G-Sync actually turns off if your for example 120 FPS (+) on a 120hz panel. It kicks into play when you dip below that to try and eliminate tearing. https://developer.nvidia.com/g-sync

Comment reply on Forum Topic "RAM overclock limits for Haswell-E and EP processors"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Would not juice it too high. Recall I had an offset of +0.15 which put me at 1.05v on the SA from a base of 0.9v. Some people went up to around 1.15v-1.2v and were okay over the longer term, not many I know went above that too much, usually at that point was evident the IMC on that particular CPU was just rubbish so lived with lower memory clocks.

May find when you enable XMP the Auto setting pumps more SA voltage in anyways, so I would try to set that voltage manually and see if it helps, go for around 1.1v - 1.15v and if things look good, work it down.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "RAM overclock limits for Haswell-E and EP processors"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Can you mess with the CPU strap on the E5-1650v3? Could be worth messing with that and playing with 125 strap specifically. Some boards and CPUs were pretty finicky in wanting 125 strap when overclocking memory. Been a while, but for my combo at the time on X99 (EW-S and 5960x), 2666 Mhz - 3000 Mhz at the time needed 125 specifically, but 3200 Mhz was happy with 100. Not saying this is your problem, but could be worth tweaking if nothing else.

Also ensure of course your getting the right voltages in for the ram, but also may need to notch up system agent voltage on X99.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "RGB HELP"

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

You will need to use Corsair's iCUE software to control the additional fans you are purchasing and the ones included in the case. The case comes with a Lighting Node core module which will let you manage the RGB on up to 12 fans so you should be fine with the enclosed fans and additional ones your purchasing.

The H100i cooler will also be managed lighting wise via corsair iCUE as will the RGB on the memory.

The lighting on the motherboard however and MSI GPU will need there own software so unfortunately those devices will not synd with the corsair stuff if your doing a rainbow patter or something, unless something has recently changed.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "How to change gpu drivers, sort of"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

The nvidia method is the safe route and works fine. Sure if you were moving from AMD to Nvidia and vice versa then could do DDU, but Nvidia to Nvidia, no need to go DDU

Comment reply on Forum Topic "How to change gpu drivers, sort of"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

You will be fine usually. But once up and running, just remove the old drivers and install the latest Nvidia ones. Usually when you install new Nvidia drivers, get option to do clean install.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "RTX 3000 series question"

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Everything would be conjecture at this point so no one knows.

At a random guess, I would not expect there to be a Super card initially, base models, maby and some Ti SKUs. Super may come out down the line as a response to competition / improved yields in manufacturing and so on.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "8700k question."

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

You will be fine, if anything, the CPU load will drop as its having to prepare less frames at 4k60 vs you already running 100 fps+

Comment reply on Forum Topic "icue sync effect"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

The Lighting node pro is basically a pair of RGB headers into which corsair peripherals connect and then in turn connect to the motherboard for which you control elements via corsair iCUE. The commander pro is basically beefed up and has the lighting node pro RGB headers built in also.

You do need a commander pro or lighting node pro unit to control corsair lighting on items like there fan's and RGB strips so yes you do want one of those items with corsair items to sync together.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Intel CPU Naming Coffee / Comet / Sapphire etc.."

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Coffelake, skylake, cometlake etc are just codenames for a CPU family, usually a specific generation.

The CPU's which will be paired with any upcoming desktop motherboard platform on mainstream Intel have not been revealed. Though plenty of unofficial leaks out anyways. So in your case its all moot as neither motherboard or CPU's are out. Will almost always come out together.

The family however will likely be called Cometlake-S. Although when buying the CPU, it will mostly be the codename you look at. i.e 10980xe, or 9900k etc as a codename applies to the whole family so makes it rather arbitrary.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "PSU doesnt have enough cables"

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Is it specifically theAsus Radeon R9 290 4 GB DirectCU II Video Card you have in your part list? As that only needs a 6 pin and 8 pin.

Even then, your PSU in part list should have a pair of 6+2 PCIe: https://www.evga.com/products/product.aspx?pn=100-BR-0450-K1

So your comments do not seem to match up to the part list unless they are placeholder parts?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Aorus Z390 Ultra - Quantity of storage devices?"

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Simplest thing, just consult the manual, pretty much most parts will have an online manual these days.

For this board: http://download.gigabyte.eu/FileList/Manual/mb_manual_z390-aorus-ultra_1001_190219_e.pdf

You have 3 M.2 slots and 6 SATA slots. There are some caveat in this instance listed in the manual so always ideal to check, in this case page 20.

  • Caveat 1) is if you populate M.2 slot M (top M.2 slot on the board) SATA port 4 and 5 will be disabled. Of course not an issue as your left with plenty of connectivity, but something to just watch out for if you so happen to populate that particular M.2 slot and SATA ports and wonder why things may not be working.

  • Caveat 2) the second M.2 slot on the board, M.2 Slot A, if you happen to specifically use a SATA based M.2 drive (very unlikely really) then SATA port 1 will be disabled.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Console XBOX ONE X Series or pc ?What faster"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

You current PC is plenty fast. "May" be on paper that the new consoles are indeed better in some spot, but its largely a moot point, if they have any exclusive games (though less and less with Xbox game pass now on PC also) and you enjoy consoles then sure.

Don't get a console for sake of getting it because it "may" be faster then your current PC. If your current PC is fulfilling your needs and has everything available in terms of games, then no need to bother with consoles.

The CPU thread element is true, it is a 16 thread part, but once again, largely moot element to look at just in terms of paper specs, your 9700k is solid. If for whatever reason it grates on you can always upgrade a pc....... (Not that I would if your needs are being met)

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