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Comment reply on ARadBrad's Completed Build: $3000 CDN Gaming Rig (1st pc in over 20 years)

  • 20 days ago
  • 1 point

Good computer.

You only need to upgrade the CPU cooler - Scythe Fuma 2 and Noctua NH-D15S are indeed very good options.

CPU temperature of 70-75°C is the maximum from which you should stay below.

Comment reply on jachris10's Completed Build: Second Gaming Computer - Ryzen 5 3600X RX 5700 XT

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

CPU degradation on Ryzen starts at 70+ °C, he's reaching 83 °C.

Do the math.

Comment reply on jachris10's Completed Build: Second Gaming Computer - Ryzen 5 3600X RX 5700 XT

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Good computer, you only need better processor cooling.

Something like Thermalright Macho Rev.C, Scythe Mugen 5 Rev.B or Arctic Freezer 34 eSports Duo.

Cheers.

Comment reply on faceFISTER93's Completed Build: Dream Build

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Holly glorious juice goodness!

You stole the show man!

Comment reply on leptitpigeon's Completed Build: The almigthy RX 5700 XT LIQUID DEVIL (Powercolor/EKWB) DONE!

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Congrats on the Liquid PowerColor 5700 XT Red Devil!

Try to undervolt or just increase the power limiter and check the forums for best clocking.

Since you're liquid cooling, it should be easy driving the Core at 2000 MHz+ and the GDDR6 at 1850 MHz+ constantly.

Comment reply on Kaioitalo's Completed Build: Budget gaming 1440p small form, 1st build

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah, it's a TUF actually. It was a typo.

The best case scenario is just return the TUF and exchange it with a card with better cooling and build quality.

Comment reply on Wooki1's Completed Build: The Mighty red Devil

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Good components, but with some optimisations it will improve even more.

Undervolt the CPU, sell the Wraith Prism cooler and buy a Scythe Fuma 2 or Thermalright Macho Rev.C.

You kinda overspent on the EVGA XC Ultra Gaming, when Gigabyte Gaming OC is $50 cheaper and has better cooling.

Cheers.

Comment reply on jimmy9800's Completed Build: Threadripper 3990x build

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Congrats on being the first with Threadripper 3990X!

About the planned custom loop - you should do a dual loop, separate the CPU and GPU cooling, or at least have a radiator between the two flows, for best results. Use a clear liquid to avoid clogging in the tubes and blocks.

Cheers!

Comment reply on davidariew's Completed Build: FLUFFYMAX

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Powerful build!

It looks like you're using NH-U14S TR4-SP3 cooler, not NH-U9 TR4-SP3.

Cheers.

Comment reply on burgers_bobs's Completed Build: Gaemer Build

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

The real problem is that Intel Core i7-9700K reaches 95°C and the hot exhaust air from the NZXT Kraken X62 goes directly into the GPU. CPU core degradation for Intel starts at 75-80°C. Lower your clocks or undervolt it.

Asus TUF is known to have bad cooling. Undervolt it, change its thermal paste and set a custom fan curve.

Comment reply on Kaioitalo's Completed Build: Budget gaming 1440p small form, 1st build

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

If he still has the Strix - an easy fix is to reapply the thermal paste to the GPU cores.

Asus is known to use very bad thermal pastes on their GPUs. Just changing that will give him -10°C. Good pastes:

  • Thermalright TF8

  • Gelid Solutions GC-Extreme

  • Phanteks PH-NDC

Comment reply on dbabyak17's Completed Build: First Time Build 2K Under 2K

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice components.

How to ptimise the video card's performance - use MSI Afterburner to also apply a "-0.100V" offset to the GPU.

Icrease the power slider of the GPU in the range from +20 to +50%, whichever is stable, and apply a custom fan curve:

  • 33% at 0-30°C

  • 40% at 50°C

  • 100% at 80°C

Comment reply on A_noob_at_PC_builds's Completed Build: First build (very upgradeable)

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Exactly. This is the reason for his video card reaching 80°C.

He also needs a rear exhaust fan.

A_noob_at_PC_builds - Apply a "-0.100V" offset to the CPU in the BIOS. This will help undervolting the components.

Use MSI Afterburner to also apply a "-0.100V" offset to the GPU. Push the power slider of the GPU in the range of +20 to +50%, whichever is stable, and apply a custom fan curve:

  • 33% at 0-30°C

  • 40% at 50°C

  • 100% at 80°C

Comment reply on Tallest.Tony's Completed Build: Accidental UFO

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Processor core degradation starts at around 71-75°C for Ryzen. According to your posted info yours has reached 82°C.

Having a good CPU cooler is not just for eye candy, it extends the build's lifespan and improves the performance.

Cheers.

Comment reply on Tallest.Tony's Completed Build: Accidental UFO

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build, but you need more airflow:

Also - put an aftermarket cooler on the CPU. Best suggestions:

Cheers.

Comment reply on DjentDog's Completed Build: TONKAWOOF (Sleeper Cell)

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

This is just the current price, which appears automatically on PCPartPicker - MSI Radeon RX 580 8 GB GAMING X Video Card, not the price he paid.

Most probably he bought it second hand.

Comment reply on atenleggedninja's Completed Build: My build from 2015.

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Actually, the FX-8370 has always been better than FX-9590 in terms of temps, voltages and overclock stability.

But as the others said, the Piledriver architecture is part of history now and you should just upgrade to Ryzen.

Comment reply on CypherMusic's Completed Build: Jet Engine

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Congratulations on you first build!

  • You need to place a front fan to improve the airflow. In the current config the GPU and CPU are starving for air.

  • The Intel E97379-001 cooler is loud and ineffective. Get Arctic Freezer 34 eSports, it's super cheap and does wonders.

  • You kinda overspent on the CPU + Board, considering Ryzen 5 3600 + Tomahawk B450 Max is both faster and $50 cheaper.

Other than that - good job.

Cheers.

Comment reply on customgtp's Completed Build: Grand Finale

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome gaming config!

What voltages/LLC did you use do overclock the R7 3700X?

Comment reply on dereboi666's Completed Build: RGB Budget Build

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Four years ago, Radeon R9 380X was one of my favourite video cards.

Glad to see it is still going strong after all these years.

Gigabyte generally has good cooling, so you can set a custom fan speed curve via MSI Afterburder to lower the temps:

  • 33% at 0-30°C

  • 40% at 50°C

  • 100% at 75°C

Cheers.

Comment reply on amokk's Completed Build: Curtana

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

This looks like a build made by an alien life form!

Comment reply on rapierarch's Completed Build: Sober black

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome build!

Finally someone recognises how good the Arctic fans have become. Noctua fans are just overpriced at this point.

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

  • 4 months 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

  • 4 months 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

  • 4 months 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

  • 4 months 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

  • 4 months 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

  • 4 months 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

  • 4 months ago
  • 3 points

WOW, Feature pls!

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

  • 4 months 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

  • 4 months 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

  • 4 months 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

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

+1 for the baby orangutan wallpaper!

Comment reply on Snakeking's Completed Build: Colbalt Bomb

  • 5 months 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

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Beautiful artwork and colour scheme!

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

  • 5 months 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

  • 5 months 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

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Literarily everything about this computer is right!

No complaints whatsoever.

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

  • 6 months ago
  • 26 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

  • 7 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

  • 7 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

  • 7 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

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

Make Lisa Su proud!

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

  • 8 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)

  • 8 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

  • 8 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

  • 8 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

  • 8 months ago
  • 3 points

Lisa would be proud!

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

  • 8 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.

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