Haha, I opened the box and I was like... wtw... I was so confused why it smelled like I opened a can of compressed smoker's breath.
Thank you! It is a very slight bottleneck, it is nothing noticeable like throwing a GTX 1030 with an i9-9900k but I notice in some games that my CPU isn't reaching very high utilizations as my GPU is and the CPU is left with some overhead but it doesn't really affect performance at all because it is still reaching where I want it to be in games (mainly because I am not on my monitor at home which is 144Hz vs the 60Hz TV I am playing on rn). And the GPU is already stock overclocked to a stable level and I have tried to squeeze some more juice out of it but the thermals get too high compared to the performance gain and it really isn't worth the difference.
Thank you! And yes it is, It's really nice.
Thank you, I wasn't sure if the SSD taking a certain amount of lanes take bandwidth away from the gpu but now that I think about it no gpu can max out the bandwidth of PCIe gen 3 so it really shouldn't matter anyways.
I have heard great things about them and the overall reliability to I couldn't think of a better air cooler in my opinion.
Those sound good to me, I looked at one build with those parts and their idle was 52C and I could not believe it so I saw your build and figured your temps would be more accurate. I think I will go with the DR4 because the 200W is plenty for the 3600X's 95W output
Hey, beautiful build! Would you happen to know the temps at idle and under load of the Dark Rock 4 with the 3600X?
I will look into those boards, thank you.
Thank you, this actually helps a lot! I just remembered when they were dispatching the athlons with that generation chipset boards. I don't have anything that would utilize PCIE 4.0 so X470 is perfect for me, and I will look into the 'Zen 2 Ready' and probably go with the 3600X.
Yeah, I played the new one and sadly it has been added to the shortlist of games I have ever regretted buying. I enjoyed it a little bit but it was quite disappointing compared to the first one. There is so much they could have improved on and I think I only have like 2 hours played because I tried to give it a chance but it never settled right with me. It felt like an entirely different game almost.
I had a lot of work yesterday so I didn't get the chance to let you know but the RAM Module in DIMM 1 CPU 1 died and that was the root of the issue. I completely forgot about the diagnostic LEDs on the front of the case and looked up the code and then cycled my RAM through different slots.
The part list is linked at the top of my post, on boot, the fans remained spinning so I knew it was not an issue with the PSU or any capacitors. Unfortunately, I believe the Dell Precision T5600's Motherboard does not warn lights and there was no beep codes. I have already tested it with only one RAM module per CPU and still no boot, along with no boot with no RAM modules installed. I will test further later today and get back to you soon.
Without having access to POST codes from the mobo I was able to convince him to let me crack it open and see what I can do. Fortunately, I had already narrowed down the possibilities of what could be causing it to the RAM, CPU, and/or Firmware. Also, sometimes this can be caused by a RAM module becoming improperly seated or other concerns that are simply fixed by taking them out and putting them back in.
So far his laptop has returned to its normal state and has been running smoothly (besides the design flaws).
The CPU's T-junction is 100C (because it is a mobile CPU) and the CPU reaches 100C under loads such as gaming or any rendering/modeling software. I had made him aware of this concern a long time ago (even tho the CPU will throttle to protect itself when it reaches harmful temps, hence why I recommended him under-volt it to lower temps). The CPU idles around 50C. Earlier, it stopped boot looping completely out of nowhere and when it booted up the GPU seems to be the issue, possibly not the only one, however. Anyways, it froze when he was trying to check temps (the whole time it was on the cooling pad) and then he shut it down and it began to boot loop again (whereas it does not even POST) which leads me to believe the GPU is not the only concern because the CPU has integrated graphics. As far as I know, safe mode does not concern hardware malfunctions. The only software-related concern is the firmware (BIOS) possibly could be another issue.
As a note, he is weighing whether opening it up and us trying to work on it is worth it.
I went to where you can create partitions in the control panel and selected the USB drive and made a partition for the Boot drive and the rest of the unallocated space after that I formatted for storage and when I ran the Windows Media Creation Tool and selected the partition it reformatted the whole USB Drive and installed it there.
Ahh thank you for the clarification.
Thank you, that is unusual.
That is what I was kinda guessing at from reading Wikipedia. Thank you, that actually helps a lot.
Sweet! I currently have a single fan GPU and it still sags after 3 years so I can't imagine how much that beast would without a bracket.
This is a beautiful build! If you can I would recommend a GPU support bracket to reduce sag. +1
This build is beautiful... +1
"Flex" means to boast or show off about something. In this sense, it is from a meme.
I have never used FreeCAD, I don't do much with 3D modeling but I got bored one day and tried SketchUp and it is really easy to use I feel.
Use SketchUp, it is really intuitive.
I am just surprised that CPU would bottleneck you in any game.
Oh, from what I understand that means you are having a CPU bottleneck, if your CPU usage is high and your GPU usage is low (not at 100%) then your CPU is bottlenecking your GPU performance.
It is hard to say, but if your GPU usage is also at 100% then all I can guess from what I know is that it is GTA
Have you looked in task manager to see what processes are using the most CPU.
It could be the game but if GTA has like graphics settings you could lower it down a notch and that would show if it is the game or your hardware. I don't really see why it would be your hardware but it is very well possible.
I wish I had not found this lol. I could go on for a while so I guess I will just do some of the highlights.
One of my closest friends that I have known for about 12 years now is a bit clumsy and it seems every time I spend an extended period of time with him he ends up giving me another scar in some way. On my 10th birthday, I had a party where we went to this massive private property his dad owned so we could shoot with some of my friends, we had guns like a .22 Ruger Mark IV, some 12 gauge shotgun, 20 gauge shotgun, and a few others. Well long story short a bee of all things was attacking him while he was shooting and I was about 15-20 feet to his left shooting the Ruger and somehow he spazzed and ended shooting to his left and I got grazed by a singular birdshot on my left hip (I was trying to figure shooting with a left stance but I am right-handed) That left a cute little scar. Besides a few other small events with him the next big one was at Summer Camp I believe two years ago (I was in the BSA). There was a little metal pole of sorts stuck in the Y bend of a tree that we were trying to get out and he just runs up and kicks it... it flies towards me and I get hit in my midsection so I am sitting there holding my stomach cause I just got nailed. It took me a minute but I started to feel a little faint when and I looked down and noticed my shirt (and the ground) was covered in blood only to notice it was coming from my elbow. I went to my dad and a few of the leaders and they are just showering me in paper towels because the bleeding just won't stop. After another minute I start to comment how tired I feel when I look at my dad and just flat out pass out (I assume from blood loss). I could hear my dad calling my name and feel him shaking my shoulder but I was just tired. However, I end up walking back up feeling wonderful and I joke how I was just taking a power nap. Turns out I fractured my funny bone and according to the doctor, I lost 800-900mL of blood so yay.
I have plenty more stories but I think I have put a bit much already. Sorry 😂.
What is your GPU usage? If it is not at 100% then your GPU could be bottlenecking your performance.
This is an amazing build! +1
I used ASUS as a reference warranty and I couldn't find anything against a reseller or retailer of their products, it says in the warranty, "Please go to the dealer where you purchased your product to pursue this ASUS warranty. In any case that the above-mentioned dealer could not help you pursue your ASUS warranty, please visit ASUS service center website at https://www.asus.com/support contact-ASUS for detailed contact information." so I am taking that as they would simply come to you and you can help but you are not responsible for helping them you can just simply point them where to go so they can figure it out yourself (if you are a reseller). But this all could be different depending on the terms to become a reseller, I am just reading this from a customer POV. It looks like (In ASUS' case) you don't need a reseller's permit because you would be selling straight to an individual consumer. This may be convoluted, but what you could do is offer a personal warranty that basically would match other companies warranties and as long as they are within your warranty they will be within the manufacturer's warranty. Sorry, this is all confusing, I never dabbled in warranties.
Yeah I completely understand, I can try and do a little research into that and get back to you with what I find out.
This could be different depending on where you live and your situation. I had to get a business license so I could legally charge people for my services because my revenue exceeded a certain amount (and also to have protection from clients were something to go wrong). I basically just did services for friends, family members, and neighbors and because I was only profiting from my service and not the parts sold, if I did have to order any part I would simply get them to order the part (since they would pay for it anyway) and usually put my address for the shipping address so that they would have the warranties and I would receive the part. I have only built a PC for one of my friends and I basically just showed up and built it because he already had all the parts.
I'm sorry, I wish I could help more with your issue but I do think there may be a loophole (I am not sure) if you don't make a profit on the actual parts you just charge people for your services. But then again it could be different where you live.
Things should be worked out by then
Yes, I have always loved EVGA (their GPUs at least), they and ASUS have always been my favorites. Yeah, I have been waiting to make any moves on X570 until all the kinks have been straightened out. Or until the B550 is a thing so we can get the cheaper boards.
I was just quoting what the price was in the part list attached to your build, no need to get worked up.
You can offer services on eBay but you have to pay to post the service and eBay limits the days allocated for handling so it really isn't easy to legally take an order for a PC, so I figured one day maybe if I can have a business that does as such I will have the money to just build a PC then sell it.
I like the choice of the 2080 Super, that is a great card for the price. Im sure you know but you would be safe sticking with the X470 Mobo unless you just want a new one and the latest chipset for the future-proofing, great part list.
I ended up starting on the facebook marketplace and I hope all goes well. I may move to eBay when school starts, not sure yet.
The R9 is 499.99 rn and you said you paid 479.99 but the i9-9900KF doesn't outperform the R9.
Yeahh I think the Ryzen 9 3900X has got ya beat here bud. You still have a beast in your hands though. Sweet PC +1
I have always thought about that last part, so instead of completely leaving IT I am trying to do something in IT that is new and different so I can separate my hobbies and careers but still be able to get down and dirty with PCs. I was always one of those kids that loved all these different things but as I have gotten older I realized so many things aren't really feasible.
I've always been into Business and Economics and thought about trying to open my own store when I get the chance but that is an investment and a gamble I am going to have to make in the future.
I understand that, lol you made me think of Karate Kid with Jaden Smith "Too much of good stuff is bad stuff". I currently work an IT position at an Engineering firm just sitting at my desk 85% of the time trying to not fall asleep, I haven't really done much this summer. But thank you.