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Comment reply on purple_office's Completed Build: My AMD 3950X

  • 3 days ago
  • 2 points

Very good indeed.

You should only turn the side fans as intakes for better airflow logic.

Comment reply on YsmirTheBearded's Completed Build: New Year, Sorta New PC

  • 3 days ago
  • 1 point

Nice build, If your worried about your CPU in modern titles check out the Gamers Nexus video where he revisited the 6600k & 6700k, Even the mid-low range Ryzens outperform the 6600k.

True.

As for the GPU - Navi is great hardware-wise. Software-wise - all early bugs and issues were fixed last year. I haven't viewed a single reviewer complain about 5700 XT's overall performance.

When you look closely at the builds - most of the cases of people with problems were using it with inadequate airflow and cheap bronze/low tier gold power supplies.

Comment reply on StarHammer01's Completed Build: Brother's build

  • 3 days ago
  • 1 point

Hmm, interesting.

In that case, I think swapping the two intakes with two Noctua NF-F12 fans will also help a lot.

Cheers.

Comment reply on StarHammer01's Completed Build: Brother's build

  • 3 days ago
  • 1 point

Interesting classic build in a slim case.

You can lock the Noctua NH-D9L at max RPM for more stable clock speeds, it is inaudible. Try to undervolt the FX, because on auto it can reach 1.5V, and for 4.7GHz it only needs around 1.38-1.435V.

Just undervolt the R9 290, via the GPU options or Afterburner, if possible. The vertical position of the Radeon is starving it for air, place it horizontally for better cooling.

Cheers.

Comment reply on xk991's Completed Build: AMD TR 3970X Workstation

  • 5 days ago
  • 4 points

You don't need liquid cooling. Currently, the best Threadripper air cooler is Thermalright SilverArrow TR4.

You can then swap Silver Arrow's noisy TY-143 2500 RPM stock fan with two NF-A15 HS-PWM fans.

Comment reply on Sephie's Completed Build: Space Heater

  • 8 days ago
  • 2 points

Interesting build. The CPU and GPU are good, but the rest of the components need upgrading.

For better cooling performnce, get Scythe Fuma 2. Undervolt the CPU to 1.2-1.312V and lock the frequency at 4.2-4.4GHz.

Cheers.

Comment reply on eric_in_or's Completed Build: Zen 2 ECC hybrid build

  • 8 days ago
  • 3 points

WOW, Feature pls!

Comment reply on NaStilOnited's Completed Build: Great build under $800

  • 15 days ago
  • 1 point

Ok, so in this case undervolting will help the most. If he leaves it at stock it can reach 1.39V, so the benefits of lowering the voltage will be big.

Tell him to update his BIOS, this might also help.

Comment reply on waygzh's Completed Build: Siouxper White

  • 15 days ago
  • 1 point

Ok, after further researching, I found the main reason for the lack of space between the cooler and the backside of the case - it's the case itself.

Corsair Crystal 570X RGB has a rear fan mounting position that has no depth between the fan nest and the back I/O panel. It is completely flat, on one plane with the mainboard's back I/O panel:

Most cases have a protruding rear fan mounting nest:

Comment reply on NaStilOnited's Completed Build: Great build under $800

  • 15 days ago
  • 1 point

Good build, but you prorbably need to optimise the airflow.

Put an extra intake and an extra exhaust fan.

Also - undervolt the CPU. If you are running it at 4.0 GHz fixed, then setting all cores to 1.2-1.311V should be enough to bring the temp to 60-70°C max.

Comment reply on billdcat4's Completed Build: Starter Office PC

  • 15 days ago
  • 2 points

+1 for the baby orangutan wallpaper!

Comment reply on Snakeking's Completed Build: Colbalt Bomb

  • 25 days ago
  • 1 point

Cool config.

About the overclocking - try updating the BIOS, 4.5 GHz should be stable and automatically achiavable on stock settings, thanks to Precision Boost 2.

Cheers.

Comment reply on Robeywankenobi's Completed Build: InWin 309 Build

  • 27 days ago
  • 2 points

Beautiful artwork and colour scheme!

Comment reply on Humajum's Completed Build: Black X Blue 3950x Build

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Glorious build!

For best temps - just run the three NF-S12A intake fans (front and bottom) at their max 1200 RPM, because they are silent anyway, and leave the rest 3 fans at 900 RPM.

I have set my CPU cooler's Noctua NF-F12 fan to run constantly at its max 1500 RPM and can barely hear it.

Cheers.

Comment reply on ryan2949's Completed Build: My First PC Build

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Ok build.

Mainboard - updating the BIOS will solve the RAM/crashing problems.

Graphics - the MSI RX 580 Gaming X is great, but it only has one 8-pin power connector, so the card is bottlenecked by power delivery when trying to overclock. The Gaming X+ version had two 8-pins power connectors and was one of the best overclocking RX 580 cards.

Cheers.

Comment reply on alanhop's Completed Build: First and last build

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Literarily everything about this computer is right!

No complaints whatsoever.

Comment reply on PCPartPicker Blog Post "Laptops Added to PCPartPicker"

  • 1 month ago
  • 19 points

Great news!

Please also add filters and/or detailed description for:

  • Ethernet LAN chip
  • Audio chip
  • Wi-Fi chip
  • Output ports (USB types and count, Monitor output (DP, HDMI), Thunderbolt)
  • Keyboard type (mechanical, dome-switch, island-style)
  • Encryption supported by the included drives
  • Is a Kensington lock present

And other characteristics not yet included, but possibly useful.

Cheers.

Comment reply on rollem78's Completed Build: First Ever Build x570 3700x 5700xt NoBrandLoyalty

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I personally own a Noctua NH-U12S and can say that it's very bad. It basically has the same performance as the ancient Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo. It's only ok for 65W CPUs running at stock (no overclock).

Here is a list of coolers, that are actually cheaper than Noctua NH-U12S, and cool 1-6°C better:

  • Scythe FUMA 2
  • Thermalright Macho Rev.C
  • Scythe Mugen 5 Rev. B
  • Thermalright Macho 120 Rev.B
  • Arctic Freezer 34 eSports / eSports Duo
  • Cryorig H5 Ultimate
  • Phanteks PH-TC12DX

For more info - check the CPU coolers tier list on my profile.

Comment reply on Wrap's Completed Build: Ascended

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Very cool indeed. I like the black-and-white RAM combination. Haven't seen that before.

Comment reply on Sjthib90's Completed Build: AMD Vortices

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Cool station you got there. Congrats on being the first to use the Thermalright Macho Rev.C cooler!

What temps are you getting - CPU and GPU?

Comment reply on Dutch_PCbuilds's Completed Build: Liquid Steel

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Make Lisa Su proud!

Comment reply on rollem78's Completed Build: First Ever Build x570 3700x 5700xt NoBrandLoyalty

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome config!

For best cooling without thermal throttling - get Thermalright Macho Rev.B or Noctua NH-U12A (avoid the NH-U12S).

Update the BIOS to the latest version, the ABBA boost clock improvement should be included in it.

Cheers.

Comment reply on Katheryn_N7's Completed Build: Ryzen 5 2600X 1080p build for editing Nikon raw (.NEF) files and occasional gaming (mostly old titles)

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Update to latest BIOS to get the AMD ABBA clock improvement.

Noctua NH-U12A is an awesome cooler, you just need to install a rear 120 mm fan to improve the temps with an extra 3-5°C.

Oveall - it's an awesome build!

Comment reply on Dzhang3's Completed Build: 14 year olds second build

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build for a 14 years old!

Comment reply on Drphil7717's Completed Build: My slow jump into the PC Master Race

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

"Slow jump"... while using the best performing mainstream desktop CPU currently available:

And that's considering 3950X will be an even more powerful beast.

Well played. :)

Comment reply on Robeywankenobi's Completed Build: AMD 50th Anniversay Build

  • 4 months ago
  • 3 points

Lisa would be proud!

Comment reply on RJ42tash's Completed Build: Blue Devil but its red

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

You need to update the BIOS before putting a R7 3700X.

The crashing might be due to RTX 2080 XC ULTRA GRRD6 memory overheating or buggy drivers.

Comment reply on matelot89's Completed Build: SG13 with RX5700

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build!

For the RX 5700 blower type - just a simple undervolt can help a lot, both for temps and clock stability.

Cheers.

Comment reply on alifeoffgrid's Completed Build: A Life Offgrid Ryzen Build

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome!

So "CPU Temperature Under Load" is now 65°C? You can update the "Details" description on the left to show your latest results.

You're welcome!

Comment reply on jarb0y00's Completed Build: Dragon Fire VR

  • 4 months ago
  • 3 points

Great config!

You only need to undervolt the card or switch to the performance BIOS via the lever. 89°C is too hot for the GPU core, and the Micron GDDR6 memory is usually 10°C hotter than the GPU core, so it's probably around 99°C+, which is the reason for the crashes.

A custom GPU fan curve will also help a lot. Typically the Red Devil GPU core temp should be no more than 68-74°C, and the GDDR6 no more than 78-84°C.

If the problems continue, just ask for a replacement, most probaly your unit is faulty, because in all reviews the Red Devil is the coolest running one from all the 5700 XT aftermarket versions.

Hope this helps, cheers.

Comment reply on alifeoffgrid's Completed Build: A Life Offgrid Ryzen Build

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice config indeed!

Have you tried undervolting the R7 1700?

Something like 1.275-1.286-1.312V, lower is better as long as it's stable. Or drop it to 3.6 GHz and use 1.2-1.25V. It will help keeping it below 70° C, for long-term usage.

Comment reply on PCPartPicker Blog Post "Announcing Cycling Builder"

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

My price ranges are correct for standard and most of the enthusiast biking.

The cost for custom building and prebuild depends on the region. In Europe there is a lot of competition - both in manufacturers and stores, so you can always get a good deal if you know what you're looking for and where to look for.

I have explicitly stated that more than $5000-6000 is only viable for a pro racer. Of course, bikes exist that have just their frames costing $10000, but that's ultra high-end, and there is no price limit for that type of comodity.

Comment reply on flyingahh's Completed Build: Lian-Li Taichi

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Good config, can you do a review of the ASRock X570 Taichi board?

Comment reply on vman411gamer's Completed Build: AMD 50th Anniversary Build (3900X / 5700 XT Anniversary Edition)

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Absolutely Flawless!

Congrats on being able to find the 5700 XT Anniversary Edition!

Comment reply on arvind_336's Completed Build: 7/7 AMD Build

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

Did a CPU stress test using CPU-Z and all cores boosted to 4.2GHz while temps touched a max of 82 deg C. This is with the included wraith spire box cooler. Under mixed loads the golden and silver cores shown in Ryzen master boost close to 4.3 to the advertised 4.4 max boost clock.

The stock cooler is good only for ligh gaming and office productivity load. You need an aftermarket cooler to unlock the full potential of the Ryzen chip for heavy gaming and productivity. Good recommendations:

Comment reply on Tomcat84's Completed Build: Ryzen 3900 black/white build

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome Build!

Comment reply on Tomcat84's Completed Build: Ryzen 3900 black/white build

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Can you post what exactly are the CPU and Mainboard models?

Comment reply on TheSniperSteve's Completed Build: Ryzen 3600 & Radeon RX 5700

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Undervolt the GPU and always update to latest drivers to prevent crashes.

Comment reply on Makirole's Completed Build: Bit-Tech 1000D Mega Build

  • 6 months ago
  • 4 points

I'm in love with your Threadripper config!

Comment reply on AlvardReynolds's Completed Build: Cold & Quiet Air Cooled Beast

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

Now the Noctua NH-C14S, magnificent cooler. Before you ask me why I bought a C-shaped cooler instead of a traditional tower cooler to take advantage of the direction of the air-flow, well, this cooler with a fan underneath pushing air from below up reduces by 20C the temperature of the passive cooling components placed on the motherboard.

Exactly, this is the correct way of positioning the NH-C14S fan.

Comment reply on radium-v's Completed Build: Suzan

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

Congrats on the AMD Radeon VII Gold Edition!

Hard to find that one in the stores.

Comment reply on Beans1996's Completed Build: Sub $1000 Good looking w/ beginner overclocking

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice airflow!

Have you tried undervolting the GPU? Check this vid of Buildzoid Powercolor RX 580 Red Devil tweaking.

Cheers.

Comment reply on PCPartPicker Blog Post "Announcing Cycling Builder"

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

Bike Tier List:

  • Mountain - good beginner bike $1000, mid tier $1500, upper class $2500, top shelf $5000
  • Road - good beginner bike $750, mid tier $1500, upper class $3000, top shelf $6000

Of course, you can always spend more than $5000+ on a bike, but only if you're a real enthusiast, or a pro racer.

Comment reply on GD222's Completed Build: First Rig

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Don't forget to post upgraded pics and temperature info when you make the changes.

Comment reply on GD222's Completed Build: First Rig

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Liquid coolers are useless, unless you pay $250-300+ for a custom modular loop - and those have difficult support.

The best air coolers cost 1/3 of that and perform the same. Check my profile description for further cooling info.

Comment reply on GD222's Completed Build: First Rig

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

Generally good cheap build, but 89°C is waaay too hot. The recommended max temp for the FX series is 61°C. You really need decent cooling, because you're frying the CPU.

Recommended coolers for your case:

  • Noctua NH-D15S
  • Scythe FUMA Rev.B
  • Noctua NH-U12A

Part list for the same price as your main components:

Comment reply on vogelspinnen's Completed Build: RTX2080 Waterforce build. My very first PC build!

  • 7 months ago
  • 4 points

Now that's what I call "a custom skin"!

Comment reply on Copperdog's Completed Build: PC for the Boss- An adventure

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

I hope you get a lot of promotions!

Comment reply on ecki77's Completed Build: Schneewittchen

  • 8 months ago
  • 7 points

Great build, but the real question is...... does the cat overclock?

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