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Comment reply on Forum Topic "rtx 2080 or rtx 2080 super?"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

With RTX on, the delta in performance will be very small between the 2080 and 2080 Super. In general there is only a incremental increase in performance with non-RTX use cases in general around 5% or so +/- a few %. Digital foundry has some game benchmarks with Ray Tracing with the RTX series: https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-2019-07-23-nvidia-geforce-rtx-2080-super-review?page=2

personal opinion, but at this point in time, could be worth while waiting before going RTX route, its a expensive option in most games, could be worthwhile waiting for better / more implementation and likely next gen which will be refined on the hardware side I would have thought.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "2 Free games at epic games store until 3 october!"

  • 4 months ago
  • 4 points

Yup, epic is pretty epic in that regards. Made an account on day one and picked up all the free games since and picked up 37 free games!

Had 6 batman games last week and some other pretty amazing games prior. Always worth while logging in now and then to just grab the free offers IMO.

Comment reply on SpiralCaseMods's Completed Build: $400 Budget Build - Project Skellington

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Great work for the price and nice job flipping it for a decent profit, can see why it went so quick. +1

Comment reply on Kirkegaard's Completed Build: Citrine

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Could use a bunch of superlatives (as it deserves them) but would make it a story, so just going to say, epic work while I look at the pics and an easy +1

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Gigabyte 2080ti > $500CAD?"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, looks to good to be true, considering its triple that in Canadian dollers and even second hand going for 2.2x the price at a minimum on ebay Canada. (assuming we are talking about ones which are in working order and the FB one does not list any issues).

I can't imagine too many people willing to accept that steep of a price cut to sell a GPU. They could price it at $1000 Canadian and likely get it go quick.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Radeon RX 5700 XT Single Fan Thermals"

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah it is a blower style cooler, would ignore it, they perform fairly poorly both noise and temp wise.

For $10 more, get the sapphire pulse: https://pcpartpicker.com/product/3YTzK8/sapphire-radeon-rx-5700-xt-8-gb-pulse-video-card-11293-01-20g

Gamers nexus has a really good review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQJCm7bnOfU the $10 more premium is absolutely worth it, pretty much cut 25 - 30 degrees temperature wise for the same noise levels.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Radeon RX 5700 XT Single Fan Thermals"

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

I am not aware of a 5700XT with a single fan that is in not a blower. AFAIK all aftermarket 5700XT cooler's come with a pair of fans or higher. May be mistaken in which case happy to be corrected.

In such case yes, both from a thermal and acoustical perspective I would definitely go for an aftermarket card. will see improvements in both areas looking at most reviews (with some aftermarket better then the others, but all an improvement over the reference blower)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "SECRETLABS TITAN OR NOBLECHAIRS HERO?"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Those two chairs are identical with thier own marketing spin on them, come out the same factory I expect with thier own branding and texture stamped on it so don't really matter which you get.

With that said, for that price, you can get quality chairs and like someone else suggested, go down to furniture store or Ikea. You can get proper ergonomic refurbished chairs like Hermon Miller Aeron from ebay for that price.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Should you put your monitor near a direct sunlight window?"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

As I say a matter of being smart and applying logic specific to you setup. I his video is from think from a aesthetic point of view and also mood to an extent, having a nice backdrop to your monitor would be nice (in addition to the ambient light element). More so as ideally you should periodically look up and focus on objects in the distance when at your monitor.

However if that causes problems with viewing the screen then need to look at a more practical solution. I mean you could always try the set up against a window in your situation would be the most relevant method to see if there are / are not any problems in your specific case. If there are problems, then look at what else you can do to improve viewing.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Should you put your monitor near a direct sunlight window?"

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

I don't know what video you are referring too, but I imagine the context of the video is more about possibly using your monitor in a well lit area and usually by being near a window with sunlight can have reasonable amount of ambient light.

Obviously would really need to apply logic here and if placing it in a spot which will wash out the image (relative to the backdrop), or the sun itself is in the view (as in pretty obvious in your natural eyeline relative to the monitor), then be smart about it.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Gpu choice for Dell S719DGF"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Ahh right, then yeah that is a premium your paying. I have cancelled orders shipped with overclockers. Usually called them up and they just asked for corrior to return to them and you get a refund after a few days.

Yeah 2070 does OC abit higher in absolute numbers, but thanks to boost 3.0 and to an extent similar with AMD, the cooler will mean the cards perform well beyond box specs anyways eating into any OC headroom. Most performance charts you see on AIB cards which are half decent are rarely with cards running at box specs, they will boost beyond box specs. But all that is moot, if your happy with the premium paid, then the 2070S is a solid card and overall will get a couple % more performance on average (can vary on game by game basis of course)

Yes there is G-Sync compatible monitors. This one is not listed as G-Sync compatible on Nvidia's site but possible they have not updated the site as plenty of places show that monitor working fairly well: https://3dinsider.com/g-sync-monitors/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y51cibai27M

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Gpu choice for Dell S719DGF"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Depends what price you got it for AFAIK MSRP is £490 for the 2070 Super.

There are some in stock 5700 XT's around for £400 with aftermarket coolers: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/QjpmP6/powercolor-radeon-rx-5700-xt-8-gb-video-card-axrx-5700xt-8gbd6-3dh and others like well reviewed red dragon one for £425: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/ZZZzK8/powercolor-radeon-rx-5700-xt-8-gb-red-dragon-video-card-axrx-5700-xt-8gbd6-3dhroc

In which case yeah that is a solid saving IMO for first one and seems to get solid reviews: https://www.newegg.com/powercolor-radeon-rx-5700-xt-axrx-5700xt-8gbd6-3dh/p/N82E16814131753 so yeah the 22% price difference vs the 2070 Super is reasonable for couple of % delta in performance (though check reviews to see performance of games you play)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "PC hissing noise"

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

One comment I would make, the GPU fan's spinning or not spinning would necessarily relate to coil whine you may be hearing. Given that game is unlikely very demanding, you could likely be hitting a very high FPS number from the get go when launching the game which in turn can mean more coil whine.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is Novatech's stock date reliable?"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Call them IMO if your worried (though even if there is a day or two delay, they may just say its all fine in order to not lose a sale). Not ordered stuff from them that was on back order, but they have delivered on other items as expected.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Underclocking ram (Or just not overclocking.)"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

B/H don't allow adjustment to memory speed and timings past 2133

Indeed aware of that, don't think I said anything to the contrary, though reading my answer, may be the top half of my answer which was in relation to general memory information could be construed as being able to tweak memory timings on locked B/H boards so good your fleshed out that bit for everyone else, thanks.

However I do not get the part in relation to here so you may have more details:

they only allow XMP, so the timings for a 3200@CL16 kit wouldn't change even though the speed of the kit were locked to 2666.

This kit here for example has a 2666 MT/s XMP profile with specific timings. Are you saying that at 2666 MT/s it would not use those timings?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Underclocking ram (Or just not overclocking.)"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

I know, but am confused what your trying to say?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Underclocking ram (Or just not overclocking.)"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

I do not even know what your post is in relation to in terms of context.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Underclocking ram (Or just not overclocking.)"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

kinda weird now that XMP profiles means the speed advertised on ram isn't usually what it's going to run at by default.

To be honest not all that weird, kind of always been the way.

In regards to your other question, yes at lower frequencies, depending on the profile, the lower frequency speed may have slightly tighter timings. You can actually see this in something like CPU-Z on the SPD tab. The SPD is basically where various profiles are stored for the RAM. Here for example ASROCK thread SPD table second post shows the SPD tab for 3200 MT/s set of Ram. You can see 4 profiles under that, normally these can be different but in this case it shows primarily two different profiles of 1066 Mhz and 1600 Mhz, you x2 to get 2133 MT/s and 3200 MT/s. But important bit is you can see the timings also change along with voltage at the lower MHz, the timings are tighter along with lower voltage.

Generally speaking with the same set of RAM, as you increase the frequency, usually the timings become slightly looser. You can go in and manually tighter timings, but need to ensure the timings and how you tighten them has actual synergies.

Therefore, if you AREN'T going to use XMP profiles, is it better to get lower clocked ram with better CAS latencies?

Not necessarily, usually higher frequency RAM is usually better binned. A 4000 MT/s kit for example, while it may have loose timings at that speed, it will likely have just as tight or tighter timings compared to say a 2666 MT/s kit when both are running at stock speeds out the box, all depends on the profiles written into the kit.

With all that said, if your not going to use XMP or on a board limited to 2666, your unlikely to also be someone to care about absolute performance and eking out every little bit of performance from the PC, so some decent and solid timing 2666 kit would likely be the way to go.

Comment reply on LikenMicks's Completed Build: The Monarch

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Very nice work. Looks great will be interested to see what your future scratch builds look like based on what you said you learned!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is a 2080ti for £850 a worthwhile deal?"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

No the 5700xt is a good performance card at 1440p. However 144hz 1440p is pretty demanding if your trying to max out / crank up settings in AAA games. In terms of gpu grunt trying to punch 1440p at 144hz is not too dissimilar to 4K at 60hz. 5700xt, 2080 etc can all do the same, just need to make some compromises somewhere that is all.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is a 2080ti for £850 a worthwhile deal?"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

144hz at 1440p is actually quiet demanding if you want to hit that high FPS number with visual settings cranked up in AAA games, so sure if you have the funds and outlay, will be able to make use of the grunt the 2080ti offers.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is a 2080ti for £850 a worthwhile deal?"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

That is the GBP symbol, not Euros. But with that said it would be around that in USD's still. However it not simply a matter of equating prices as in the UK and Europe they are generally much higher. Nvidia's FE 2080Ti for example from Nvidia directly in the UK is £1,099 which is around $1350, while in the US you will only pay $1,199 so already more. Cheapest 2080TI's are £1000 and that is for blowers mostly and very basic models, In this instance gaming X trio brand new is £1,170 at cheapest price so a 38% increase in price over the £850 he would pay, so a fairly solid saving.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is a 2080ti for £850 a worthwhile deal?"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

If your building now, have the funds and do not want the jump in performance from the next tier down, then sure not a bad saving considering brand new would be around £300 more for the same model. However the main questions to ask are what games do you play, resolution, refresh rate etc. May very well be lower tier cards can satisfy your needs.

Would confirm the age and warranty situation if you can aswell.

In respect to the possible AMD models, once again a matter of can you / do you want to wait. At this point in time details are very scarce so if looking to build relatively soon, would not take them into account as such IMO.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Best cable to use? (X34P + MSI NVIDIA GF RTX 2080 ti)"

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Go DisplayPort. Gsync, one of the primary features of the monitor is only via DisplayPort.

Next, you do not actually need to buy a cable, one comes in the box which works absolutely fine unless you need a longer one. 6 feet in length (around 1.8m)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "The option to add video cards to a build is removed after adding a 2-way SLI setup."

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Just add it in as a custom part. What I do for my 3 way builds, no big deal IMO, more so given those using more then 1 cards is small and more then 2 cards even more so.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Crazy CPU Temps Reported By Hardware Monitor"

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Try newer version of software or try Ryzen Master.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Which of These GPUs is the best for a slightly over $2000 gaming pc."

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

What are you trying to achieve? You have a range of GPU's there, 5700XT, 2070 Super and 2080. Refresh rate, rest of build (hard to say what to go for if you have a 2k limit, but don't show rest of the parts to understand how the 2k limit works) etc.

with that said, I would throw out the blower style coolers you selected given you can buy aftermarket coolers (applies for pretty much most builds). Though with that said, aftermarket 5700XT's for not much of an increase over the stock 5700XT are slowly rolling out and some SKU's in stock:

For $10 uplift in price make more sense. Next between the 5700XT in above models and the 2070 Super, the performance is about equal when averaged across gauntlet of games, though varies from game to game: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rz47WqRDDK4&t=390s Unless your looking for some specific RTX features or G-Sync, may make more sense to save cash and go aftermarket 5700XT.

The 2080 will outperform both cards, but there is a clear step up in pricing for the extra performance hence circling back to the first question.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Charging your mobile phone"

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Main phone is one Plus 6T, the charger with that thing is ridiculously fast, from a couple of % to full battery in just a little bit over an hour. So usually I will rarely be in a situation I need to charge it over night, not that it would bother me if I had to. iPhone I will usually leave on charge as usually close to the end of its battery at end of day, but work phone so meh.

In regards to leaving things on charge all the time, some think there may be some merit, this site https://batteryuniversity.com/index.php/learn/article/how_to_prolong_lithium_based_batteries which is produced by Cadex who make battery analysers etc suggest taking the phone off charge when 100% is the way to go and some comments (article updated mid 2018 so may still have some merit)

  • Once your smartphone has reached 100 percent charge, it gets 'trickle charges' to keep it at 100 percent while plugged in. It keeps the battery in a high-stress, high-tension state, which wears down the chemistry within.

  • "Li-ion does not need to be fully charged, nor is it desirable to do so. In fact, it is better not to fully charge, because a high voltage stresses the battery" and wears it away in the long run.

Similarly apple with IOS 13 have a new feature in which it will analyse you patterns, so knows roughly when your asleep at which point it will hold charging the battery to 80% even if connected, then before you usually wake up, will allow the phone to charge to 100%. Imagine there may be some merit if they are going through this sort of process.

With that said not looked into battery tech in detail so meh.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Lian Li PC-O11 Dynamic Vs Corsair Obsidian Series 500D RGB SE"

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Cable management in neither will be overly difficult and the 500D similarly has a PSU cover, so while not on the back like the Lian-Li, can be used to hide the PSU from the primary side.

Yes the Razer Logo is laser etched: https://www.guru3d.com/news-story/lian-li-pc-o11-dynamic-now-offered-in-a-razer-edition.html

the final touch is the Razer logo Lazer Etch onto the face of the chassis

With that said, if you do plan to go custom loop route as you suggest down the line, there are plenty of RGB distribution plates for the 011 Dynamic that fit at the front that will give a broadly similar effect.

I imagine it should be possible to fit a small pump res in the back, in the spot sections off for a second PSU. May just need to be creative with mounting.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "X570 Strix-E vs Aourus Ultra comparison"

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Gigabyte have vastly improved there bios’s and it’s neither here nor there any longer. If you don’t have experience with either, then can learn either fairly easily.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "X570 Strix-E vs Aourus Ultra comparison"

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Both are very solid boards and can't go wrong with either. Both seem to have solid VRM solutions that will manage an overclocked 3700x fine. They are also broadly similar in other area's, both use a ALC1220 audio solution, abit each with their own spin, Wi-Fi 6. Some minor differences though.

  • 3 M.2 Slots on Giagyte vs 2 M.2 Slots on ASUS
  • 8 SATA ports on ASUS vs 6 on Gagabyte
  • Asus has 2.5G LAN vs 1 for Gigabyte
  • ASUS has a post code readout, Gigabyte uses LED's

Some other minor differences in terms of internal headers, but both are sufficient in this area.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Phanteks Evolve X"

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

No need to buy another hub. That hub has provision for 5 x 4Pin fan headers and an additional 3 x 3 pin fan headers.

if your planning to use 6 fans with 4 Pin headers, just buy a single 4 pin spliter cable and hook up a pair of similar fans up that way (two that are likely next to one another so as to run using similar profiles)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "X-Box One/PS4 controller for PC"

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

plenty will work okay.

Personally I use Xbox 1 Elite controller and / or normal Xbox 1 controller with friends around and they work flawlessly with the wireless PC receiver. Any game that supports controller will definitely support the Xbox controller as standard it seems over any others so, plug and play for every game I have tried. Wired Xbox 360 controllers will also work if your looking to pick up older hardware that is available for cheaper second hand. Similarly if your PC has Bluetooth, the revised Xbox 1 controllers will work via Bluetooth negating the need for an adaptor entirely. I have no issues using 2 controllers via the wireless windows receiver either

Here is an example of the bundle: https://www.amazon.com/Microsoft-Wireless-Controller-Adapter-Windows/dp/B078T3R8YS/ref=sr_1_3?crid=5KJ6IFGFR8PK&keywords=xbox+1+windows+10+controller&qid=1565213152&s=gateway&sprefix=xbox+1+windows%2Caps%2C192&sr=8-3

Can save $10 by going wired with same controller: https://www.amazon.com/Microsoft-Wireless-Controller-Adapter-Windows/dp/B01LPNKGGI/ref=sr_1_3?crid=5KJ6IFGFR8PK&keywords=xbox%2B1%2Bwindows%2B10%2Bcontroller&qid=1565213152&s=gateway&sprefix=xbox%2B1%2Bwindows%2Caps%2C192&sr=8-3&th=1

Not tried any third party controller's but I imagine they will work largely okay aswell, Ps4 controllers also work okay AFAIK, but in some instances do require a bit more work.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "2070 Super for 4k gaming?"

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Need to take into account, in a number of those games, settings are totally maxed out, even some settings which cripple FPS for little visual gain.

I use a 1080Ti which is roughly similar in power to the 2070 Super with a 4k TV in my HTPC. For most the part its a very smooth experience with some settings tweaked. In very demanding games, some have resolution sliders you can use. For Assassin creed Odyssey for example, most settings are high / very high, resolution scale set to 90% which is not much of an impact at 4k and get a steady 60FPS. Point really is, benchmarks are good, but read into settings. Usually they will not tweak out demanding ones and just go with presets.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "is 600w enough to crossfire"

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Don't bother cross firing (or SLI) when there are plenty more better single card options available, Support for dual GPU varies from game to game, crossfire in itself has largely gone away, you will sometimes see microstutter and a single card solution will offer you the power consistently (this is as someone who is writing this on a SLI rig).

With the amount you likely paid for the RX570 and will spend on a second RX570, save it and just pick up something like a Radeon RX 5700 which will be similarly priced. Infact before then, may be ideal to highlight what you play, monitor, refresh rate etc.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Overclocking my FTW3 1080ti"

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

may mean your CPU usage goes up slightly if your able to push out more frames, but as I say, will be a trivial amount really given I expect from manual overclocking your not going to be seeing leaps and bounds more performance thanks to boost 3.0 already running at stock. Yes, power consumption may go up a notch if you open up the available power, but you will be fine with your linked hardware.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Overclocking my FTW3 1080ti"

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

bottle necking does not quiet work like that. To quote Allan_M_Systems as he writes the answer eloquently and I am lazy:

Pick your CPU based on performance (FPS) goals. This is usually related to monitor refresh.

Pick your GPU based on visual quality (resolution, texture quality, post processing) goals, at the performance goal.

What overclocking your GPU may allow is you to notch up an extra visual setting or something while keeping to your performance goal.

Now onto the GPU itself it is fairly easy to overclock. However what you may not realise is thanks to Nvidia Boost 3.0, the massive cooler on that card and factory tweaks, the actual clock speed your running at in use will be higher then what is on the side of the box in terms of rated speeds. Would not surprise me to see you running north of 1900 MHz without doing anything with that model. So by all means, do tweak the GPU, will not cause any issues and only increase ability to have a setting or so higher, but would not expect to be able to tweak that model massively or any overclock offer any substantial increase in performance as its already likely performing very well already.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Safe to update firmware yet on Samsung 960 Pro nvme drive?"

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Been using latest firmware with my 960 Pro (1TB) without any bother, 4B6QCXP7.

Afaik it was some 3xxxxxxx firmware the broke things with this one resolving the problems.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Most recent GPUs"

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

You must be gaming too much (though living up to your name!) to have missed it all :P

Latest cards from AMD are the RX5700 and RX5700XT. Take a look at reviews, both are very solid cards and do well from a price to performance element. 5700 has MSRP of $349 while 5700XT has MSRP of $399. Both currently are only available however with blower style coolers, third party apparently due out later this month.

Hardware unboxed has a solid review showing the 5700 outperforming the more expensive 2060 Super by a couple of % across gauntlet of games: https://youtu.be/rz47WqRDDK4 in all both trade blows depending on games.

Guru 3D also has a gauntlet of games: https://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/amd_radeon_rx_5700_and_5700_xt_review,13.html can see cheaper GPUs in the mix also to see if they may offer performance your after, most these reviewers max or ultra visual settings, so could look into that as a cheaper GPU could be tweaked also.

In terms of CPU, Intel's Coffee lake refresh is the current stuff from Intel. AMD have recently released the Ryzen 3xxx series CPU's which are very competitive though loads of reviews out.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Custom Cables Help?"

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

Motherboard

  • 24 Pin ATX cable
  • 8 Pin CPU / EPS cable

GPU

  • Single 8 Pin PCIe cable

Depending if you want your SSD on show, possibly a SATA power cable.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Arctic Freezer 13 enough for a stock 9700K?"

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Will be fine. Will get warm in stress tests, but typical loads and at stock, will be fine.

Can get an idea of performance, looking at numbers here and how it stacks up against larger and still popular air coolers like NH-DH 14 from noctua (which itself handles a 9700k fine) that it trails by a couple of degrees: https://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/3872/arctic_cooling_freezer_13_pro_cpu_cooler_review/index7.html

Comment reply on Forum Topic "should i get the 2080 super ventus or ventus OC?"

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

With the way Boost 3.0, both models will go past box specs anyways in most conditions. It would not be surprising to see the non-OC model get close to or similar clock speeds in normal use or to the point any delta is insignificant in performance terms.

There is a silicon lottery element at play of course, but I doubt these chips are binned on a silicon level given there are plenty of MSI SKU's above it.

With that said, can't see the non-OC price so hard to see what the price delta is.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "GPU Type for Open-Case Builds (Question about airflow)"

  • 6 months ago
  • 4 points

Depends which generation your talking about.

With Turing, the Founders Edition has moved to a Dual 8.5cm axial fan solution. The cooler, like most aftermarket models will exhaust most of the heat into the case. Temp and noise wise the solutions are solid, there are aftermarket models which will be able to perform better both in terms of noise and temps, but not significantly so as you saw with prior generations.

Older Nvidia Founders Edition did use blower style cooler's which did restrict performance as usually you were at thermal limit with the stock fan profile. The stock fan profile was not actually all that loud, but that is because it was usually conservative hence the throttling / boost clock reduction.

I can see from your prior topic your looking at (or was) the 2070 which in Founders Edition form, comes with a cooler that will dump heat into the case. Honestly for most the part, this cooling solution and ones that most custom board partners will release will generally work better. Even in an open case build and most typical builds people do.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Gigabyte Z390 Master Onboard Audio"

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

It will be fine and the Master Audio implementation is fairly typical of higher end boards. With that said it does not matter for most the part. The AudioEngine A2+ has a built in DAC and AMP which is why they are also powered and not simply passive.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Maximus Xi Code Any Good"

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

The board is fine, even VRM wise. Not the best, the competition has caught up and in some cases on paper bests ASUS's similar boards, but the ASUS board will not have any bother overclocking the 9900k. Limit will be the CPU sample itself and with the 9900k, temperature.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "WiFi card PCIe slot placement"

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Will likely not matter too much and any delta will be mostly insignificant. Both those slots you mentioned will work fine and function in the same way (via chipset)

Comment reply on Radox-0's Completed Build: Glass Fusion V2.0

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

A Massdrop THX AAA 789 Linear Amplifier and a Schiit Valhalla 2

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Most attractive case"

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

I like different cases and while Bias love my cases for that reason. All very different, lack in things like functionality / airflow etc, but catch my eye in terms of what I like as attractive. Current ones are In Win Tou, Phanteks Shift X, Lian-Li PC-05SX and a singularity Spectre on order. All weird but love em. Ones I do not own but like:

  • Phanteks Evolv X
  • NZXT H510i Elite (that upcoming one)
  • In Win 904
  • In Win S frame
  • Lian Li PC-011 ROG edition
  • H500i
  • Define S

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Choosing between 2070 Super or RX 5700 XT-Please help :))"

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Plenty of reviews out. From price to performance the 5700XT is steller buy. It similarly performs fairly closely to the 2070 Super, hardware unboxed's gauntlet of games show at 1440p on average its 2% slower: https://youtu.be/rz47WqRDDK4

Need to keep in mind this is a blower cooler on the 5700XT vs the open air and relatively solid FE cooler on the 2070 Super so fully imagine the 5700XT with aftermarket and upcoming coolers will be able to perform a few % ahead of that, for which I would wait if considering a 5700XT.

With all that said, me personally I love adaptive sync tech and seeing as the RTX 2070 super is in your budget, would be my pick as the sync technology to me is worth it.

So yes the 2070 Super is a good card, though your paying a hefty premium over the pretty damm price to performance of the 5700XT.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Fun hubs?"

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes and no.

You daisy chain up to 6 fans and the last one in the chain is connected to the Commander pro as you guessed. However, as its Addressable RGB, its more intelligent so each fan is recognised on its own and can control each one separately if you wanted, so yes to the last sentence you wrote.

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