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    Kraken x73 aio 360 fan noise and control vs 2016 thermaltake Riing 360, etc

    Ive no experience with aios only custom loops but i always make sure i do a second mount to be certain im making good solid contact and getting the kind of tim spread i want before calling it a day. On that note it may be wise to double check your mount and spread for peace of mind. Hopefully...
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    Why is my pc shutting off?

    How are your temps? Are your fans dirty?
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    What is the best thermal paste under 10 dollars

    I had been using mx 4 for years on gpus and cpus because its cheap and works great, $20 for a giant tube is great value. The last few years ive been using higher end stuff on my own gear like thermal grizzly and prolimatech pk3 with very nice results. Also tried noctuas nt1 when i picked up one...
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    Was considering going WC due to the lack of proper AIO cooling for 3960x's

    Corsair rads are rebranded hardwarelabs oem L series rads. They are the same rads that ppcs sells for $30-$40 less. I mistakenly bought an xr7 thinking it was a gtx when there was a shortage of hwl rads. I paid $100 with a %10 off coupon and still paid $30 more than i would have had i bought the...
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    32GB - 2 x 16GB DDR4 - 4000MHz+ capable kits with RGB

    Gskill is the only stuff ive heard about that has 2x16 ddr4 4000 c16. The trident z and royals are the only rgb. They are oos everywhere. Youll have much better luck trying to find c17 b die. Pretty sure the difference between 16 19 19 and 17 17 17 will be zilch. GL!
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    Repurposed Corona cooler

    Nice job! You shouldve done a sff on one side and kept the other a cooler so you could freak your friends out. Dude! Theres a computer in your cooler! Haha.
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    Thermaltake Core W100, question

    In the specs its says it has 3 front accessable 5.25 drive bays. So i would say yes.
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    Fan & Pump control from BIOS or Software

    Thats what i do. I have 3 splitty9 fan splitters and run them off 3 mb headers, then use the msi software for pwm control. Have 10 (3/3/4) fans running this way no probs. Much easier than going into the bios to make adjustments.
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    How essential is a “system prep” type of product?

    +1 as long as your rads didnt have a bunch of gunk coming out of them dont sweat it. Add some biocide and top her off.
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    Asus ROG Maximus XII Hero vs MSI Unify Meg z490, would the asus result in lower cpu temps? 10900k

    Not likely. The boards will likely stay right at the same voltages needed for your ocs so your temps wont change much if any. I went from a 9900kf on a asrock z390 phantom gaming 9 to an msi z390 meg ace w/ custom loop and nothing really changed. Other than my wallet of course.
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    Zen 3 pricing confuses me

    I forget, how many gens does am4 support now? Amd hooks you up with a drop in upgrade AGAIN and your pissin yourselves? Hmm yeah lets bitch about $50. The average rig runs what 1500 2000 grand...yup 50 bucks is going to break ya. Suck it up and thank AMD for existing.
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    Just had a brand new Corsair RM850X die.

    No way in hell id touch that model and definitely not the same batch with my gear again. Get something else.
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    Odd smell from new radiator and other questions

    All 4 of my hwlabs rads(sr2/gtx/gtr/gts) smelled funky at first but it went away after a few days. Pretty sure its the detergent they use to rinse them with. Ive got a corsair 360 still in the box but ill have to dig it out to see if it smells the same. If i can remember where i put it... Give...
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    Tips on cutting flex tubing straight and smooth?

    Bought a automotive molding cutter many years ago for a project and found that they work great for cutting tubing. Which is a good thing being that i only used then once for their intended purpose! Similar to these...
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    Optimus Foundation AMD WB Mounting. Even enough?

    Your golden. Move on to the less intricate portions of your build and ENJOY the process man!
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    Phanteks Enthoo Evolv is Evolving!

    Nice job! Looks clean and slick. For future hole sawing, try reversing your drill once you get your pilot hole punched. I had the same problem with mine when cutting a 4in/120mm hole in a aluminum side panel and found that reversing the hole saw and cutting at really slow rpms was perfect.
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    When packing up your PC, do you have to worry about static from the material you use to stuff the inside with?

    I just use clean towels or t-shirts. As long as you use fabric softener and dont over dry them static wont be an issue.
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    32gb (4x8gb) - 3600 CL16 vs 4000 CL17/18 - For Gaming

    Your not going to see much in the way of real world improvements going from 3600 to 4000 other than benchmarks. Either will be fine if your running a 570 or 490 mb. Samsung generally allows more timing options and micron can be better at flat out speed. Just depends on the modules you end up...
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    What is going on with performance-pcs website

    I leave them feedback after every order telling them the same thing. Website is like using dialup, search function is useless, if i can find products elsewhere i buy them them there, site is a cluttered mess, impossible to place an order with my phone etc etc. They always respond saying they are...
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    Time for a good update (Help Please) - Updating My Hardware in a Corsair 900D for 4K Gaming at High FPS

    Your probably going to have a really hard time finding a case to accommodate both rads but going with a single 480 may be easier to find. Even a single monsta 480 will be more than enough capacity for any cpu/gpu loop. That may make finding a case easier.
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    Need Assistance - Hard Line Plumbing - Fittings not Fitting

    Or mount your fans on the other side :( not ideal but easy.
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    Time for a good update (Help Please) - Updating My Hardware in a Corsair 900D for 4K Gaming at High FPS

    Your case is completely up to you. Cpu,mb mem and gpus will have to be upgraded. Your ssd is still solid. You may want to relegate it to a secondary drive and go with a 1tb nvme primary. Cpu block will have to be updated. Fans are reusable. Your rads and pumps are golden. They will handle...
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    How do I get Gigabyte RMA to respond?

    Call them. I had to rma a 980ti a few years ago and they were solid. The entire process took less than 2 weeks to get a replacement.
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    water cooling GPUs. worth it?

    For that case and the type of cpu gpu loop you want. Your going to want to check out an external solution.
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    Bizarre, but Awesome (Maybe?) Case

    Thats a sweet case.
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    do people still tweak and overclock memory?

    Absolutely. Memory tweaking is one of the few things in building thats still fun. I find i have more mbs than i need and far more sets of memory than i need. All because i have to scratch that itch and see how this ocs on that. Yeah, memory ocing is still a thing.
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    Microsoft returning to Flight Simulator in 2020

    Bah you kids an your new fangled contraptions! When i was virtual flyin all we had was a logitech wingman force feedback joystick and our wits! Haha seriously, thats a badass setup.
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    What is the best 140 mm fan for silent water cooling ?

    Silenx are a joke. Avoid them like the plague. 12bda...900rpm? Yeah right.
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    LGA 1150 Socket retainer

    Are you referring to the arm that that locks the cpu in the socket? Not sure what your talking about...can you take a pic?
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    Patriot Viper Steel 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 4000 for $85 with promo code Newegg

    Thats a really solid kit. I picked up the 4133 kit for a bill in april. Its been running in a asrock z390 phantom gaming 9 rig @ 4133 c17 1.35 for a couple of months. Patriot viper steel is by far the best bang for your buck b-die out there right now.
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    Nickel plating. What if it wears off?

    I ran a loop for 5 years without changing fluids or adding anything but distilled to it when it started to get a little low. The cpu block was a ek supreme hf full nickel and the gpu blocks were danger den copper blocks. The temps never changed but the cpu block sure did. The plating was gone...
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    Recommendations for what place in the US I should use for good quality replacement batteries for my UPS?

    It looks like amazon has cyberpower direct replacement batteries for your unit. They are expensive tho. Cyberpower rb1280x2b $75.
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    DDR4 3200 to 2666 XMP/Timing issues or speed boost?

    Prices are about as good as its going to get right now. With ddr5 around the corner manufacturers arent going to increase production of ddr4 and shoot themselves in the foot. Catching something on sale is your best bet.
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    XPG SX8200 Pro 2TB NVMe Gen3x4 PCIe M.2 SSD $237 Again (Amazon Prime)

    These are great drives. Ive got a 512 thats roughly 1 1/2yo and a 1tb thats a couple of months old. Never had an issue with either. If i needed more space i would definitely grab the 2tb.
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    Likelyhood of damaging computer motherboard by a damaged/shorted USB peripheral?

    It may damage the port its connected to or damage the drive. A short is a short. The probability of damaging one or both is pretty high. I would get a new hub.
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    Cleaning of the FANs

    Vac and anti static make up brush. Or air compressor.
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    Need a basic case, using old one for a different build.

    I would check out one of the phanteks enthoo cases. Its one of the few cases that would work for you.
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    Fox Sports will use virtual fans created in Unreal Engine to fill empty stadiums in MLB broadcasts

    Baseball, eh never actually watch more than an inning at a time during the regular season. Usually just flip through to catch the score. No fans doesnt bother me. I only really watch the world series but even then not more than an inning or two at a time. Thats when no fans will really be weird...
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    Anyone that uses Noctua with Phanteks Fan Frames?

    Yep ive got some of both the 120 and 140mm frames. They just change the way the noctua ippc 2000rpm look. No difference in noise or airflow.
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    Power Supply Repair

    Its worth having someone check it out. Its a quality unit. If your not familiar with psu repairs i wouldnt try doing it yourself. Even with tons of research it can be dangerous.
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