Recent content by echn111

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    New 5800X Running Hot

    My advice to you is to calm down and stop being so emotional. Let's try to keep discussions civil.
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    Who is still heavily using optical media ?

    I always used to include an optical drive in my builds, but nowdays I avoid them. Because it's a pain to have to physically put a blueray into the drive to watch it and take it out when you want to watch something else. And BluRays barely have any storage and usually only hold "one" movie...
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    New 5800X Running Hot

    My 5800x gets to 90c pretty quickly when using Handbrake and stays there for hours while processing overnight. It's certainly higher than my Intel processors, but I'm getting great performance, and even benchmarks are solid, with passmark reporting my 30k CPU score is supposedly above average...
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    PSU with fan off mode

    If you value slience and are happy to pay a premium for high quality, quiet components then the SilverStone NJ450-SXL Nightjar Platinum fanless PSU is a good option. It calls itself a 450w PSU because it is fanless but the components themselves are the equivalent of much higher wattage fan...
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    Worth upgrading to a NVMe PCIe 4.0 "wave 2" SSD? (currently have a wave 1 SSD)

    Ok thanks. I somewhat guessed it wouldn't matter too much. My "use case" is that I'm stuck in the house, a bit bored, and looking to upgrade something, more for fun than anything. But there still needs to be a decent reason as not going to waste money for nothing. I guess I'll wait a bit...
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    Fastest M.2 for Asus Rampage V Extreme X99

    Intel's Rocket Lake will match AMD Ryzen chips' PCIe 4.0 support but that's not out yet so not sure that Sabrent Rocket PCIe 4.0 will help. These are usually backwards compatible (you'll have to double check) but then you're paying extra for performance you can't use. Best stick to a PCIe 3.0...
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    What to do with 2TB 970 NVMe. Replace OS Drive? Add New Drive?

    I would absolutely use the new SSD for the O/S. It's newer and faster and gives you the opportunity for an upgrade and clean install and will almost certainly give you faster performance. As for your current drive, use it as storage. This is assuming you're on the H forums because you like to...
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    Worth upgrading to a NVMe PCIe 4.0 "wave 2" SSD? (currently have a wave 1 SSD)

    Currently have an older NVMe PCIe 4.0 SSD, the Aorus Gen4 SSD 2TB, that came out in the initial wave of Gen4 SSD's. I'm happy with it, but am aware that like many "wave 1" PCIe 4.0 SSDs, it uses older controllers (i.e. Phison E16 in this case) that aren't optimised to fully take advantage of...
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    Coverting from HDD bottomless pit drives to SSD drives

    SSD are not going to beat HDD for mass storage any time soon. Just buy a decent 5400rpm drive and make sure it's isolated and protected from vibrations. Rubber bands and silicone pads work well. For half for price of my (fast) SSD, I have a 5400 rpm 8TB HDD drive for mass storage and it's...
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    No excitement about intel's latest offering??

    What's this about AMD being Chinese and Intel American? LOL! Both have significant amounts of Chinese and American involvement - you can't do efficient CPU's without both. Ok one of them has a white looking CEO and the other one an Asian (Lisa Su, who is actually an American btw) - but who...
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    Jeez 10900k really?

    Same here, but have come to the opposite conclusion. I too "want the best". And I don't care at all about brand. And if you look at expert reviews/industry reviews, overwhelmingly, almost all of them are saying the same thing in 2020: the "best CPU's" are not Intel. Now if you care about...
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    Jeez 10900k really?

    Ok, the "best at photoshop and gaming", lol. And yes, agree that nowadays it's not so easy to crown any one CPU as the best overall. And that's the market the 10900k has come out in hence this thread where things aren't so black and white. A couple of years ago it was easy: the top Intel was...
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    Jeez 10900k really?

    I agree with you at a tactical level. When the 9900k came out, it was "the best CPU" you could buy in that general class, damn the price. And yes, it made sense to buy it for that. So if you had money back in 2018 and wanted the best CPU, it absolutely made sense to get the Intel i9-9900k...
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    Jeez 10900k really?

    Yes - if you're looking for cost effective Intel high end gaming solutions, the 10700k is pretty good or if you can find a cheap 9990k and overclock it that can be works pretty well also. Take the money you save and invest it in a high end 2080ti.... You can't expect the 10900k to be...
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    Jeez 10900k really?

    Those are merely numbers contributing to a point. Suggest not focusing on that but the main point being made. In 2020, someone looking to buy the "best overall CPU" (in a given class), regardless of minor differences in price, would not be leaning towards Intel. And the 10900k, while a fine...