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Comment reply on hawkshawz's Completed Build: R3D5N0W

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, should be fine then.

Comment reply on hawkshawz's Completed Build: R3D5N0W

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

No problem.

For the price though, the Ryzen 5 3600 is better unless you need the extra 2 cores/4 threads for work. The B450M-DS3H has Q-Flash, which should allow you to update the BIOS without a CPU, so you should be able to update the BIOS for Zen2.

Comment reply on hawkshawz's Completed Build: R3D5N0W

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

VRM temps seem to hover around the 50s while gaming, and they're enough to handle the 2700X's turbo clock speed.

Do note that the Wraith Prism and 200mm stock case fan does help to give some airflow to the VRM. They will certainly be hotter without airflow, but it'll still be chilly for VRMs.

But, the ASRock B450M Pro4 is the better choice for budget B450s, since the feature set and layout is just slightly better for the same price. I somewhat regret not opting for that board.

Comment reply on hawkshawz's Completed Build: R3D5N0W

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I haven't checked, but it shouldn't matter as most VRMs are designed to handle up to 150 C, IIRC. I'll try to remember to check though, whenever I turn the system on.

Comment reply on aeosoth's Completed Build: Snowtrooper - mITX Team Red Build

  • 3 months ago
  • 0 points

Try using Precision Boost's advanced settings; disable PBO limits, apply 200 MHz boost override.

After doing so, more of my 3900X cores reach 4.6, and sometimes boost slightly above 4.6.

ABBA mostly helped with idle voltages.

Comment reply on aeosoth's Completed Build: Snowtrooper - mITX Team Red Build

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

What AGESA version does your BIOS have? You won't get advertised speeds without 1.0.0.3 ABBA.

Comment reply on Ggrieves8322's Completed Build: My 1st Build

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

The cheaper X570 boards aren't even worth buying because the quality is basically the same as X470 but costs more because of the few extra unnecessary features.

I run a 3900X on an X470 AORUS Gaming 7 board, and it runs as advertised. Had it for Zen+ and kept it.

As for 4K gaming, CPU does not matter much at 4K res as it's a higher GPU load, so the frame rate isn't going to push the CPU as much as 1080p would. An R5 3600 and 2080 Ti would be fine for 4K 60Hz ultra.

Comment reply on Ggrieves8322's Completed Build: My 1st Build

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

There's no point in PCI-e Gen4 at this point as the interface is still pretty new, with limited and expensive Gen4 SSD options. Just stick to what you have now.

Comment reply on ZeeWorden's Completed Build: Mission Control (AMD ITX)

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Nicely done! That build looks really sleek and clean.

Comment reply on amrlwld's Completed Build: Mr. Stark I feel GREAT

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Awesome build.

Also poor Spidey, MCU didn't want him :(

Comment reply on Chf_Lbr_Megumin's Completed Build: The Kraken

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

I was referencing a movie, actually. Wasn't aware there was a song.

Comment reply on Chf_Lbr_Megumin's Completed Build: The Kraken

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

RELEASE THE KRAKEN!!! ...I had to, sorry.

Comment reply on Prometheuss21's Completed Build: First gaming pc

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Looks great!

Comment reply on aas5902's Completed Build: My First Build

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

You did a great job on your first build! Welcome to the PC Master Race.

Comment reply on SPathos's Completed Build: Divorce Maker

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Definitely one of the best looking builds I have ever seen thus far.

Comment reply on CollisionxD's Completed Build: My Trashy Ryzen Build :(

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

The only things trashy about this build are the very low quality PSU and the mess of cables in a case with decent management options.

Comment reply on japopin84's Completed Build: 2019 gaming rig

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

That looks godlike. Nice.

Comment reply on jimmyboy00700's Completed Build: Enthoo Elite Core i9-9900k Ultimate Build

  • 4 months ago
  • 0 points

PC had me like: DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMN.

Comment reply on K1ller_B33's Completed Build: First Gaming PC Build

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice and clean looking build, and welcome to the PC master race.

Comment reply on Zacke_s's Completed Build: Lian Li V3000 build

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

This is truly some amazing work, Zacke_s. It definitely deserves to be a featured build.

Comment reply on hawkshawz's Completed Build: Ryze Above

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

You have to update BIOS to F40 or later for it to work with Zen2/Ryzen 3000 series CPUs. Without that BIOS revision, it won't POST.

I'm not sure if this board supports it, but Gigabyte Q-Flash Plus (not standard Q-Flash) lets you flash BIOS through USB without a compatible CPU.

Comment reply on hawkshawz's Completed Build: Ryze Above

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

You mean X470? BIOS updates...

Comment reply on hawkshawz's Completed Build: Ryze Above

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Look at the build date. The original build state predates X570 by a year, and Gen4 M.2 is too expensive in its current state because it's new. I'm waiting for the market to adjust fully (Gen4 is going to be expensive for awhile), I already dropped a lot for my 3900X, which was a much higher priority.

Comment reply on hawkshawz's Completed Build: Ryze Above

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

I found an old photo of my original revision of this build before I used the board's heatsink, and yeah, it does end up upside down.

Comment reply on hawkshawz's Completed Build: Ryze Above

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, the backplate needs to be removed for the case; I couldn't get all of the stand-offs installed because the backplate interference.

Thanks for your comment.

Comment reply on hawkshawz's Completed Build: Ryze Above

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

As I can recall, no. I can't check because I'm now using the heatsink that came with my motherboard.

Comment reply on hawkshawz's Completed Build: Ryze Above

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

I was using a Deepcool CAPTAIN 120EX RGB before I got my Cooler Master MasterLiquid ML240L. The mounting bracket was pushed back on the one side because it was wide enough that the backplate was in the way.

While it was a tighter screwing on that side, the cooler was still flush with the CPU and didn't damage it. If anything, the tiny bit of added pressure on the CPU could possibly increase the effectiveness of the cooler and paste as there's more pressure and less air potentially getting in there, at least on that side of the CPU. (If you've ever seen some poorly designed GPUs, whenever the cooler is far too heavy for the card itself, holding the cooler tighter to the card actually improves temperatures by a few degrees.)

That mounting bracket you mentioned may or may not have interference but as long as you can still install the cooler, it should be fine. If you want to be safe though, look into either guides on how to remove that under-backplate or go with a different motherboard that doesn't have that plate in the way just to be perfectly safe.

Comment reply on samidpc's Completed Build: $600 Budget 4K PC

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

In response to your plea for help on your GPU review:

You're trying to play The Witcher 3 on 4K, presumably? The RX 580 is a 1440p card, it was never designed with high performance 4K gaming in mind, but this build of yours would completely destroy 1440p.

Comment reply on hawkshawz's Completed Build: Ryze Above

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Mhm, but that's a priceless artifact, which would cost exponentially more currency. Try another one.

Comment reply on hawkshawz's Completed Build: Ryze Above

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

I moved the strip out of view, just above where the windowed panel sits so it lights up the components rather than burn my eyes.

Comment reply on hawkshawz's Completed Build: Ryze Above

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

The RX 580 I have right now was from a past build. I thought about getting a Vega, but it's just not worth the cost with how the GPU market is. I'm waiting for the prices to go back to MSRP or just until I have enough to wear I can afford to splurge again.

Comment reply on hawkshawz's Completed Build: Ryze Above

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

It comes with the Deepcool Captain 120 and 240EX RGB AIOs. It connects to the cooling block through an included adapter, and the strip is both sticky and magnetized. When you use the controller to change the LED color of the cooling block, it affects the strip.

Comment reply on hawkshawz's Completed Build: Ryze Above

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

Comment reply on hawkshawz's Completed Build: Current System (AMD Budget-Power Gaming System)

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, but I said it was comparable, it only struggles on maximum load while overclocking but is more than enough for stock speed because it's a stock cooler. It's also much quieter.

Comment reply on hawkshawz's Completed Build: Current System (AMD Budget-Power Gaming System)

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

I agree, I just upgraded to the Hyper D92 today and my temps on max load lowered by 12*C.

Comment reply on hawkshawz's Completed Build: Current System (AMD Budget-Power Gaming System)

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

From my experience, it's been comparable, just a few C off. I'll be grabbing a CM Hyper D92 later this week anyway.

I know Ryzen is better, but I don't have the money to sink into a full system upgrade for it to actually be worthwhile; this build was full of gradual changes over the course of several months, and prices have gone up since then. (When I got my A10, it was below 100$ CAD before shipping and tax. Now it's almost twice that.)

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