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Comment reply on Forum Topic "Why Buy A Wireless Headset if You Cannot Replace Batteries?"

  • 14 days ago
  • 1 point

You are so precious.

Comment reply on HotShot_01's Completed Build: The FINAL build (until I can afford R3)

  • 15 days ago
  • 1 point

Upside-down Corsair logo on the cooler gives this its personality. Nice build.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "NVMe or a Normal SSD for Gaming?"

  • 15 days ago
  • 1 point

Having more fast storage has never been an issue but running out is.

My current problem.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is booting from a performance HDD bad?"

  • 15 days ago
  • 1 point

If she's happy with waiting as long as she does for the 5400 to load the OS, then don't change it. It's not inherently 'bad' to run off a HDD, it's just noticeably slower. For example, going from a 5700RPM drive to SSD improved my boot time from about 3 minutes down to 16 seconds. A second upgrade to a m.2 NvMe drive brought it down again, less dramatically, to 8-9 seconds. I admit I haven't tried a SSHD before.

Also, I wouldn't label any 5400RPM drive as 'performance'. It's literally the second slowest mainstream option available these days for consumers. Also, you'd likely be better served posting storage questions in the storage part of the forum <3

Comment reply on Forum Topic "My PC Temperatures and Airflow help"

  • 15 days ago
  • 2 points

I live in Singapore and it's summer all year round, averaging 28-32 degree daily... For GPU wise, is it normal that during gaming, it hits the temperature limit of 83?

Is 28-32 Degrees also the temperature inside your home? Cause if that's the case, then your temps make sense. My 1080 TI will stabilize its temperatures at about 75 Degrees when my home is at about 20 Degrees. My GPU and CPU are heavily overclocked, though.

83 degrees is the default limit-value btw.

Does this mean you're always at 83 idle and under load? If so then you have a fan curve problem.

should I get a fan hub to connect one more exhaust fan through the top? My MOBO only supports a total of 4 fan headers.

That might help, but it won't give you the 13 Degree difference you're looking for.

At the end of the day, if your home is averaging 30 Degrees, I don't think it's reasonable to expect any solution short of water cooling to help you lower those temps.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Why Buy A Wireless Headset if You Cannot Replace Batteries?"

  • 17 days ago
  • 1 point

I see your point. I suppose I take same comfort in knowing that my phone battery can be replaced, which I've done before.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Memory difference?"

  • 19 days ago
  • 2 points

If it does work then you just saved USD$90; if it doesn't work then all you have to do is down-clock to 3066, 3000, or 2933 Mhz, which isn't the worst thing in the world considering the price difference.

Side note: I just realized that I bought the white version of the memory kit you just got only last week, haha.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Memory difference?"

  • 19 days ago
  • 1 point

Let us know if it works!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Memory difference?"

  • 19 days ago
  • 1 point

XMP Enabled?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Memory difference?"

  • 19 days ago
  • 1 point

I don't personally see a difference between the RAM you're comparing; however, I did notice that none of them are on the list of supported RAM on the MSI Website. This doesn't mean that they won't work at 3200Mhz, it just means that MSI didn't test any of the RAM you're comparing. I must admit though that the list they provide is pretty small... The only 3200Mhz 16GB RAM they tested is the Corsair Vengeance LPX 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Memory difference?"

  • 20 days ago
  • 2 points

Post the motherboard model number.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "h100i fans constantly changing"

  • 22 days ago
  • 1 point

Glad I could help.

Also FYI, the Balance, Extreme, and Quiet settings are already based on liquid temp, but you can create your own custom fan curve, like I did.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Compatibility of RAM speeds with motherboard"

  • 22 days ago
  • 1 point

No problem!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Compatibility of RAM speeds with motherboard"

  • 22 days ago
  • 2 points

Ok, I've seen this, so I'll try and pick something from that list. But according to the rumor I've heard - does fast RAM really has that much impact on the Ryzen's efficiency or is it glorified 1%?

I'm not sure, I've never owned a Ryzen CPU before. Hopefully someone else can provide you an answer.

I found out that single-stick 16GB versions of these memories are actually cheaper than two 8GB (sold in sets). Wouldn't it be better to take just one stick to leave more space for upgrades?

That is a dual channel motherboard, so you should get 2x8 sticks for the best performance.

And I found verision of Corsair Vengeance with same CL15 but... @3200 MHz. But it's not on the list, even despite slower version is. Worth the shot or keep it safe?

I can't see the difference between 3000Mhz and 3200Mhz so you may not either. 200 extra Mhz is not worth the risk of incompatibility.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Compatibility of RAM speeds with motherboard"

  • 23 days ago
  • 2 points

when I look into specsheet there is 3200 marked as OC speed. Does it mean anything other than having to turn on some profile (XMP?) in BIOS?

You'll need to turn on the XMP profile regardless of whether or not the RAM is marked as OC. Most DDR4 RAM will always run at 2133Mhz at first because this is the minimum spec that needs to be met. The user is the one who has to tell the RAM to run at higher speeds by 'turning on' the XMP profile.

The 'OC' is ambiguous to me because any memory you use above 2133 is considered an overclock. You'll need to contact the manufacturer directly or do some more research about their meaning of the term. Maybe someone else can answer this for you.

I'll be more useful explaining what the Quality Vendors List (QVL) is which will help you immediately. The QVL is a list of RAM that was tested on that board and passed. Click here to see the QLV list for that motherboard. The RAM you want to use wasn't tested on that board. This doesn't mean it won't OC to 3200Mhz, but now you're taking a risk knowing that it was never tested. You're safer buying 2x8 3200Mhz RAM from that list; however, like I said above, anything above 2133Mhz is an overclock and isn't guaranteed to work.

Comment reply on Acermichael's Completed Build: Gaming Lightshow

  • 23 days ago
  • 1 point

So close to the edge of the table :o

Comment reply on Forum Topic "h100i fans constantly changing"

  • 23 days ago
  • 1 point

You need to connect the cooler into the CPU header, and then connect the AIO radiator fans to the two headers from the cooler. You also need to set the CPU header fans in your BIOS to 100% (to make sure the cooler is getting all the power it needs). Once you're done all of that, you need to make sure the cooler's fans curve is based on the coolant (liquid) temp, and not the CPU package temperature in iCue. My fan curve is set to 0% fan speed @ 30 degrees coolant temp, and 100% fan speed @ 45 degrees coolant temp. If you make the mistake of setting the fan speeds based on the cpu package tempts, you'll get the ramping up and down you're talking about.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Who Knew QVL Was a Thing? RAM Compatibility and OC Question"

  • 23 days ago
  • 1 point

My CPU is overclocked and I'm sure that's the issue but I think I'm just going to leave everything as is. This was all a good learning lesson.

Thanks for your replies!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Monitor for 3440x1440 @ 100-120 fps: x34p vs pg349q vs aw3418dw"

  • 23 days ago
  • 3 points

I asked myself the same question about these monitors recently. I choose the Dell monitor for a few reasons:

1) Mostly because it looks much more professional and it doesn't have that stereotypical 'gamer' appear. It looks high quality and minimalist. 2) Cheaper price. 3) Dell warranty.

I only have a few superficial complaints:

1) the monitor stand takes up a lot of space, which I solved by using a VESA monitor arm. 2) it's pretty fkn HEAVY, which doesn't matter after you set it up. 3) I returned my first copy of the monitor because of the IPS glow is ridiculous. My second copy still has IPS glow but, because of the curve, you're going to get it no matter which one you buy. 4) the software to control the RGB is terrible, but you can also control this from the monitor itself.

I hope you have at least a 1080 TI if you're planning on running graphic demanding games at 60fps.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Newb question Corsair H100i"

  • 23 days ago
  • 2 points

The short answer to your first question is no.

Do not switch the AIO fans with the case fans because the case fans are built for airflow but the radiator fans are built for static pressure. Static pressure fans are better at moving air through obstacles, like your radiator. Airflow fans have a hard time doing this because of their gaped design.

You should put the radiator in the front of the case and set it up in a pull configuration. You will lose a bit of the RGB from the AIO fans but I don't suggest setting up the radiator as exhaust because it will just suck up the waste heat from the GPU. Pull configurations are also easier to clean off dust.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Compatibility of RAM speeds with motherboard"

  • 23 days ago
  • 2 points

3200Mhz OC means the board supports that speed, but it's not guaranteed to work. If you're concerned about compatibility, you should consider the QVL for that board (assuming you're using the non-wifi version). It would also be useful if you posted a link to your parts list.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Question about upgrading from 16gb to 32gb ram."

  • 23 days ago
  • 1 point

I also have an Asrock mobo and I've never had to reset the XMP after removing or adding RAM. But it's stupid easy to enable XMP in an Asrock UEFI BIOS so I wouldn't worry about that.

FYI, your motherboard paired with that RAM only passed a 2x8 configuration at 3200 speeds ( click here to see the Qualified Vendors List of RAM for that board ). So if you add another 2x8 sticks to that board, it may not work at 3200mhz. Just so you know, anything above 2666mhz on that board is a considered an overclock and not guaranteed to work. I learned this the hard way.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Who Knew QVL Was a Thing? RAM Compatibility and OC Question"

  • 23 days ago
  • 1 point

I disabled the XMP and found 3200mhz in the dropdown but I still couldn't post. I can only post in 2800mhz but when I stress test the memory in 2800mhz I end up with blue screen. So now I've downclocked to 2400mhz (where I started!). Haha. Too bad for me :/

Comment reply on fedechiara00's Completed Build: Upgrade for Old Pc

  • 24 days ago
  • 1 point

Looking good!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Who Knew QVL Was a Thing? RAM Compatibility and OC Question"

  • 24 days ago
  • 1 point

Yes, if it doesn't work otherwise this is what you wanna do.

Thanks for your reply. This is about the only thing you said worth reading.

What you expect from an low end Z170 chip-set board. ¯(ツ)/¯

Well, obviously I expected it to work? Like I said, I was unaware of the QVL list before my purchase and the manufacturer says it supports Dual channel RAM up to 3688Mhz; or at least that's what the website implies. Laymen like myself wouldn't think there's more to it than that.

Also, I'm free to return the RAM back to the seller if I want to, but I've decided that the store-front I bought it from shouldn't have to pay for my ignorance.

Why? 2800MHz is already way better than 2133MHz. And actually, what do you think you will achieve by running the ram at 3200MHz? Getting 10fps more on every game? Because that won't happen. ¯(ツ)/¯

I want to upgrade my RAM for a few reasons. Firstly because I was running my system in a quad channel setup (4x4) 2400mhz on a dual channel motherboard and I could measure the performance hit this setup was causing. There's also plenty of videos online showing the FPS difference between stock 2133 and other speeds. Lastly, I like the white color with my white case.

If you have any other tips, I'm open to hear them. You can keep your condecension to yourself though, that's useless to me ¯(ツ)/¯

Comment reply on fedechiara00's Completed Build: Upgrade for Old Pc

  • 24 days ago
  • 1 point

Did you buy that RAM for the RGB or the speed rating? Do you have the XMP profile enabled?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Who Knew QVL Was a Thing? RAM Compatibility and OC Question"

  • 24 days ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I just took a look at some Z370 boards and it looks like they have more room for RAM overclocking. Doesn't help that my CPU overclocks are pretty high. Looks like I just wasted some money, lul.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Who Knew QVL Was a Thing? RAM Compatibility and OC Question"

  • 24 days ago
  • 1 point

Thank you for taking the time to reply. I will try this as soon as I get home. The QVL list on the website barely had any verified 2x8 3200mhz sticks but I'm hopeful you're correct.

Comment reply on GageCleasby's Completed Build: Gage Cleasby's finished gaming setup

  • 29 days ago
  • 2 points

Depends on how he has his fan curves setup.

Comment reply on GageCleasby's Completed Build: Gage Cleasby's finished gaming setup

  • 29 days ago
  • 1 point

I agree with GageCleasby. That was a good catch. You should switch your front radiator fans around. However I think your CPU temps (specifically your liquid temps) will take a bigger hit if you don't change them. I can't imagine that you won't see a difference.

Comment reply on deezy's Completed Build: Sleek Build

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

For your H100i review you say it keeps your CPU 16 degrees at idle? Do you keep you house that cold?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "USB or PCIE WiFi?"

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

The USB option is obviously easier and most likely cheaper, but you might get lower performance. You'll have to look at the specs yourself. This is what I used to use before I purchased a PCIE card with Bluetooth. I switched because I wanted my USB port back. PCIE card usually come with these ugly looking antennas that you need to tether the card to for better signal.

Comment reply on Acceptu's Completed Build: Corsair Obsidian 250D Mini ITX PC Case

  • 8 months ago
  • 3 points

I'm not sure if I should feel sorry for that CPU heat sink or to be impressed that it's still going strong despite being suffocated. Good build nevertheless.

Comment reply on daykeem's Completed Build: Decent Gaming Rig

  • 17 months ago
  • 2 points

My experience was good! The install took longer than expected because the fit is VERY snug. The hoses are actually more tense than my picture suggests but corsair built them in such a way that you can maneuver them around pretty easily. I had to route my CPU power cable into the motherboard first or else the radiator wouldn't fit afterwards. Also, note that I have a pull configuration (fans on top, radiator on the bottom) to make it easier to remove dust when it gets too dirty. This configuration was a lot harder to do than the push configuration I originally used but I think it's worth it. Let me know if you have any other questions.

Comment reply on daykeem's Completed Build: Decent Gaming Rig

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

The 6600k is also dual channel but I didn't the experience the same performance drop with these sticks.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$1000 Video Editing PC"

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for your reply. Is there a reason you choose ryzen over Intel?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$1000 Video Editing PC"

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for your reply. Is there a reason you choose ryzen over Intel?

Comment reply on JGRAHAM3364's Completed Build: Overclocked beauty

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

What kind of peak and average temps are you getting with that clock?

Comment reply on skylinegtrtre69's Completed Build: My RGB Gaming Beast

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice, nice.

Comment reply on ttchip's Completed Build: Early 2017 gaming rig - first timer

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice! Under the same bench I got 72 degress average as well with a peak of 80 with the same cpu and cooler. I thought this was a bit high but it seems you got the same results.

Comment reply on Wolf_7's Completed Build: First PC Build

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice look. What are your cpu temps under load?

Comment reply on StephenJ's Completed Build: Current Delid

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

70 degrees under load at 5Ghz? If that's true, bravo. Did you get that temp with a benchmark or regular use? What voltage is the auto overclock setting using to achieve 5Ghz?

Comment reply on ttchip's Completed Build: Early 2017 gaming rig - first timer

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you get 72 degrees under load for your cpu during a stress test or regular use?

Comment reply on Sicko22's Completed Build: 2017 Upgrade

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Your cpu is 79 degrees under load at 5Ghz with an open air video card and a top mounted liquid cooler? I don't believe.

Did you measure that temperature during a benchmark or normal use?

Comment reply on skylinegtrtre69's Completed Build: My RGB Gaming Beast

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

76 degrees under load at 5Ghz? I don't believe. Was that temp measured with a benchmark or regular use?

Comment reply on nidofour's Completed Build: Lian Li PC-010 | i7-7700k | GTX 1070

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you get 75 degrees under load at 4.9 Ghz with a benchmark or regular use?

Comment reply on dalewong21's Completed Build: My first ever gaming rig

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you get 75 degrees CPU under load with benchmark or regular use?

Comment reply on Dino325's Completed Build: The Matte Monster

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you get 86 degrees under load with a benchmark or just normal use?

Comment reply on Sharkattack39's Completed Build: Back in Black

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Your CPU is 75 degrees under load at 5.2Ghz with an open air video card and a top mounted liquid cooler. I don't believe.

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