Recent content by Nicepants42

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    Confused over ASUS subbrands: TUF, Strix, ROG, etc.

    Short answer for AMD: TUF 570. If for some reason you want to agonize over the decision, Buildzoid has plenty of blather on Youtube.
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    $208 32GB B-Die, $140 - G.SKILL Ripjaws V 32GB (2 x 16GB)DDR4 3600

    You forget a link? I assume you're referring to the DDR43000 Cas14 kits?
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    $208 32GB B-Die, $140 - G.SKILL Ripjaws V 32GB (2 x 16GB)DDR4 3600

    Bumping for the ripjaws V 32gb DDR4 3200 CAS14 deal I've added to the top of OP.
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    Kill

    Welp, my biggest suggestion to you then would be to make it easier for people to help you; i.e. determine your clearance and find a few 280s that fall within it and ask for them. Otherwise you are basically asking people to look up the width dimension on the 280 BIGTX, and then measure or look...
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    Kill

    Can I clarify what you mean when you say 'wide'? Because I think you mean 'thick'. Unless you're talking about a very tiny amount, one 280 rad is going to be about the same width as another, and I'm having a hard time imagining a case that would fit one 280 but not another in terms of width...
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    First Time Looper - setup q's

    If you're open to changing the case and waiting a few months, you're in a good position to find some good stuff on FS/FT. Black Friday is usually pretty good for general PC hardware and cases (although NAND supposedly increasing due to a power outage at Toshiba a bit ago), but WC is much more...
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    First Time Looper - setup q's

    The HWLabs 360 GTS is a nice, low profile radiator that I'd imagine would fit well at the top of your case. I like the design of your case, which appears to have plenty of room for a second 360 radiator beside the motherboard and you can locate the ports to minimize additional tubing. Were...
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    X570 Chipset Fans...

    Any chance that the C7H might already have the current BIOS, if it was sold used? BIOS flashing does take several minutes - but maybe this one is hanging because the versions match? Have you tried booting with the 3700x? Unfortunately I have no recent experience with USB BIOS flashing.
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    B450 or X470 Mobo recommendations for new build

    Straight outta Intel marketing. My 2 cents would be that the 40mm fan isn't worth PCI-E 4.0 at this point in time. B450 Tomahawk is/was having lots of issues with Ryzen, last I checked. Might not be a problem with all boards. Google. I just upgraded from 2500k also. Best overclocking...
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    X570 Chipset Fans...

    40mm fans are never a good idea. Sorry you are learning this first hand. I picked up a C7H on here just recently and so far am very happy with it. Newegg has open box for ~$230 USD still available. B450 boards are also an option. This vid was a pretty good summary for me. I'm honestly...
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    How to fix windows 10 not booting

    Posting for my own future reference, if nothing else. So I just had an issue where Windows 10 Pro hibernated, and when I woke it up, black screen due to missing/corrupt boot configuration data (BCD) info. Even getting into BIOS required many restarts and me changing the USB port where the...
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    The Death of Overclocking is Nigh...(we knew it was coming)

    Agree with general sentiment but there's zero reason for stock coolers when good ones are not expensive. If your HSF budget is $50-$70, high end air will always be preferable in my book, simply due to number of cut corners involved in $70 water loops, and the potential for reliability and...
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    The Death of Overclocking is Nigh...(we knew it was coming)

    While I agree with your general sentiment, as someone who is currently running a 3600x on air on the stock cooler, the noise is a huge issue for me. I have enough experience with aftermarket coolers to know that an inexpensive HSF with a copper base, heatpipes and a 120mm fan would be a...
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    FS: Windows 7/8.1/10/Server 12/16 | Office 10/13/16 | Win 10 Pro: $8 | Office 2019 ProPlus

    Installed Win 10 Pro over the weekend no problems.
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    Who are madmen buying $700 motherboards?

    Well I guess I better cite some sources then. While I'm at it, let me address that first thing you said: Would you imagine that the VRM differs between the two boards? This table at Anandtech indicates that the Hero and the Formula share the same VRM. Here are Guru3d's thermal images of...
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