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Comment reply on Vikks_Hallowhaunt's Completed Build: Trash No More - Recycled to Customer

  • 8 days ago
  • 2 points

It's nice to see old hardware given a second life. It saves it from the landfill and actually helps someone get stuff done. Even if it's just a kids homework and spreadsheets.

Comment reply on AlphaMoose67's Completed Build: Humble 1080p 60fps build (also 1st)

  • 8 days ago
  • 2 points

'Grats on the first build. Just enjoy it. Don't worry about that cable management.

Comment reply on fn230's Completed Build: Izuna 4.1

  • 23 days ago
  • 2 points

It's neat to see how your build and setup has changed over time. Sorry to hear about that motherboard issue.

Comment reply on ThirstyTrick's Completed Build: ENVY

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

FX. Nice. +1

Comment reply on Subtle3d's Completed Build: Warp PC

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm more of a fan of Voyager. But a good looking warp core is a good looking warp core. +1

Comment reply on calmoran's Completed Build: 2020 Rebuild

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

But.....how do you get to all of those books now?

Comment reply on unicykle's Completed Build: TARS - Time To Up Gra.. wait, that's a terrible acronym

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

It's a great looking build. Does the plant have a name?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Asus X99-A RAM issue"

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Your memory is not explicitly supported on the Qualified Vendor List on the Asus website.

If you haven't yet, clear your CMOS and try the memory again. It may boot cycle a few times. Your board might also need a BIOS update which may improve RAM compatibility. You can download the manual from the Asus website if you need help on how to do this.

Also, X99 motherboards are expensive to buy new. You might consider an AMD R5 processor and B450 motherboard instead. Depending on your current processor, performance will be similar or better and you wont have to replace the rest of your components.

Comment reply on skyvory's Completed Build: Aether

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Maybe you missed the part where he said he converted his NAS into a workstation? Either way, it would have been pretty hard to get an R5 2600 in 2016 which is when he purchased most of those parts.

Comment reply on danvdh's Completed Build: My first Ryzen - 3700x

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

I dig the look of those Samsung SSDs lined up. I had good results using the Ryzen DRAM calculator with my Trident Z if you want to give that a try.

Comment reply on Mason54's Completed Build: Project Royalty

  • 17 months ago
  • 2 points

Looks great in purple!

Comment reply on kbricker12's Completed Build: first REAL gaming pc

  • 17 months ago
  • 3 points

+1 for the disc drive. Nice build.

Comment reply on JobayerArman's Completed Build: 8 Years Old Build with Core™2 Quad Q8200

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

More pics of this old timer?

Comment reply on jk184's Completed Build: I'll give you the B

  • 17 months ago
  • 2 points

For what it's worth, I've had degradation on an R5 1600 with voltage of less than 1.4v. I've had the same experience on Intel processors running voltage considered to be "safe". I don't really believe in "safe voltage". Who's really done the work to determine what voltage is actually "safe". Beyond what is anecdotal. Some overclocks might be fine for gaming but unsafe for heavier workloads. And if a workload is varied like mine is, it becomes a pain to swap oc profiles all the time. It's really turned me off to overclocking for anything more than gaming.

That's where PBO becomes attractive. It will run higher voltages for lighter loads like gaming and lower voltages for more intense loads like video encoding. It sort of runs a custom overclock for the load. I'd enjoy trying another X470 motherboard to see if voltages differ by vendor. I'm certainly interested in the longevity of the MSI board and 2700X after see voltage reported at 1.519v.

+1 for Buildzoid. Best motherboard reviews there are.

Comment reply on jk184's Completed Build: I'll give you the B

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

I understand offset voltage. Though I fail to see how your comment is relevant. Adjusting the offset while using PBO would defeat the purpose of PBO. It's there so you don't have to mess with it. In any case, it's not an option in the bios. At least not with precision boost enabled

Comment reply on jk184's Completed Build: I'll give you the B

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. And it definitely seems to be from the UV. Places where the tubing is covered are fine.

Comment reply on masterkickass7's Completed Build: Cheap Blue Box

  • 17 months ago
  • 2 points

Gateway mouse-pad. Nice!

Comment reply on s00lfly's Completed Build: Mini-ITX RIG - LZ7 / Ryzen 7 / ITX 1080

  • 18 months ago
  • 2 points

The woodgrain is killer.

Comment reply on MississippiJoe's Completed Build: 2950X and 2080 ti build

  • 18 months ago
  • 5 points

Come on Joe. Don't hold back the pictures.

Comment reply on jk184's Completed Build: I made a little computer!!!

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Added the power supply for you. There are lower power (cheaper) options available.

Comment reply on jk184's Completed Build: I made a little computer!!!

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

Comment reply on jk184's Completed Build: I made a little computer!!!

  • 21 months ago
  • 3 points

21 No more. No less.

Comment reply on jk184's Completed Build: I made a little computer!!!

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

The brick is a 12V/10.5A output. For both I tried. The actual ATX power supply is 150W.

Comment reply on jk184's Completed Build: I made a little computer!!!

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

I could have saved you some typing had I pointed out that these parts were all acquired some time ago. I think before coffee lake was a thing. And some parts were things I had laying around.

But you are right. This could definitely be and probably should be built for a lot less.

Comment reply on jk184's Completed Build: I made a little computer!!!

  • 21 months ago
  • 5 points

Actually, it was one of your builds a while back that made me want to do this. So, thank you!

Comment reply on jlspain1's Completed Build: Overwatch Build on a budget

  • 21 months ago
  • 3 points

There isn't a huge difference. People get caught up on the fact that the 2200G is an APU. It gives similar or better (in some cases) performance than the 1300X.

A real upgrade for you would be a 1600/2600. Or whatever comes next. You have options with AM4.

Comment reply on raceskier's Completed Build: Small Quite Home Office PC

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

I think those pictures demonstrate the clearance issues he had with the first cooler he tried.

Comment reply on mekberg's Completed Build: The Fame Monster

  • 28 months ago
  • 4 points

Came here to look at computers. Found Gaga. It's going to be a good day. +1

Comment reply on jk184's Completed Build: I did an upgrade!

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

The 360 is 45mm thick. The front 280 is 60mm. A 360x60mm should fit fine on the front of the case but you might run into clearance issues with it on the top.

Comment reply on znd125's Completed Build: Silent small form factor work PC

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Excuse the pun, but that's pretty cool. How are CPU temps?

Comment reply on WickedPigeon's Completed Build: Snow White and her 16 miners

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

Hey. +1 for caring enough about aesthetics to separate the quicksilver cards from the red ones.

Comment reply on sammys87gnxgta4's Completed Build: Plum Crazy Challenger.

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

Purple is nice.

Comment reply on Synthase's Completed Build: Humble Beginnings

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build! Is it your computer or the cats?

Comment reply on jk184's Completed Build: At least I tried.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

I used the 3600Mhz XMP profile and increased the voltage by .10. Its at 1.45. I increased my timings then until it worked. 17-18-18-36 or something like that.

You might not be able to achieve 3600. That seems sort of rare. And the amount of time I spent to get it there probably wasn't worth the performance it got me. And I think 1.45V is safe for DDR4. But I don't know that. The 3400 XMP profile worked no problem if you haven't tried that yet.

Comment reply on Justlaptops_Zanda's Completed Build: Supremacy

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks good!

Comment reply on jmsmrvll's Completed Build: First Gaming PC - Father/Son Build

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

Solid build. Enjoy!

Comment reply on CiarlilloM's Completed Build: RGB ASF Bro (lol, kidding)

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

Does the upside down Thermaltake logo over the processor not drive you mad?

Comment reply on Zeraphil's Completed Build: "Yes we can"

  • 30 months ago
  • 3 points

I'm excited by the lack of bezels on your monitors.

Comment reply on DOGALD's Completed Build: "janky"

  • 30 months ago
  • 3 points

You say "janky". But I say it's pretty solid for having traded for an old fishing pole. It's good to have a computer.

That is one of the better AM3+ motherboards. If you could find a super cheap FX8350 or something like that, it would be a pretty decent upgrade. I've got a soft spot for the FX stuff.

Comment reply on jk184's Completed Build: At least I tried.

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

You can position the cooler so it hangs over the VRM heatsink and you wont have clearance issues with RAM. It is what I have done. If you do it the same way you should be able to use slots 1 and 3. Unless the Gigabyte board has them moved much closer to the CPU socket, and it doesn't look like they have to me, you'll be fine.

On a side note, the B350 boards need VRM airflow if you are going to overclock. Positioning this cooler so it blows down over the VRM heatsinks is a perfect solution.

Comment reply on issdar's Completed Build: Project Reactor Cor3 Fully Water Cooled

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice work on the cable sleeving. That can be a chore.

Comment reply on drchoi21's Completed Build: Radeon-XV

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Fantastic! Thanks!

Comment reply on Sensurian's Completed Build: My First PC Build

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd give a clear CMOS, reseat everything and try again.

I've found that blutooth typically doesn't work in BIOS. However, a wireless mouse or keyboard with a dongle connected by USB will work in the BIOS.

Comment reply on facelift13's Completed Build: Red Dragon (It's cheesy but no name seemed worse)

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

At least there is a red dragon. +1

Comment reply on Darren3076's Completed Build: RAMPAGE VI EXTREME / CORE i9-7980xe / Phanteks Enthoo Elite

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

I kept scrolling down and the fans in your parts list just kept going. Impressive build!

Comment reply on TheTrippyTree's Completed Build: Literal Garbage

  • 31 months ago
  • 18 points

"I'm sure it'll be fine."

+1 anytime I see that in a build description.

Comment reply on drchoi21's Completed Build: Radeon-XV

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Sooooo.....would it be possible to get a pic of task manager showing all those cores and threads? Because I feel like that would be pretty satisfying.

Comment reply on ZaydelJmz's Completed Build: Salchichita - Mini ITX Build

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

I'm considering something similar for an HTPC setup. Nice little build!

Comment reply on kepstin's Completed Build: Ryzen “Aptiva” Build

  • 31 months ago
  • 3 points

Maybe the first time I've seen "salvage" in the parts list. Good work getting everything in there. +1

Comment reply on jk184's Completed Build: At least I tried.

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

It’s probably doable. I got some carbon fiber vinyl wrap I used on the piece of metal that covers the hard drives. When I watercool this I’m going to do the vinyl on everything.

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