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  1. J

    So who else ordered a Ryzen 5000 series CPU?

    nah, i ordered a 3800XT for £327 about an hour before the 5xxx series release. not fighting for the privelege to spend an extra £90 that will net me 1 extra FPS at the resolution i play at. 3800XT dropped £40 -and came with farcry6 - so i jumped.
  2. J

    Any Experience With M-Disc?

    i have an internal slot loading M-Disc DVD drive from LG, has been working nicely with the 25x disk Verbatim packs available from amazon.
  3. J

    MSI X570 Tomahawk review: possibly the best $200 X570

    In stock for £209 - https://www.overclockers.co.uk/msi-mag-x570-tomahawk-wifi-amd-am4-ddr4-x570-atx-motherboard-mb-351-ms.html
  4. J

    When are we going to get beyond 5tb in the 2.5inch form factor - what is the hold up?

    cheers all, interesting discussion all round. this is what prompted my question really: i have just bought one of those WD D10 12TB 'xbox' drives for use as internal storage, for the princely sum of £180, and wondering when I would be able to buy an 8TB bus-powered external drive to partner...
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    When are we going to get beyond 5tb in the 2.5inch form factor - what is the hold up?

    We got 5tb 2.5inch drives in 2016. We now have easily available 3.5inch consumer drives at 14tb, nothing exotic. Feels like we should have got 6tb 2.5inch in 2019, and should at least have seen product announcements for 8tb by now... Where did it all go wrong?
  6. J

    Are there any technical advantages to the new type-C front panel connector standard?

    haha, new this discussion would generate interest in the end. my X570 tomahawk has a USB internal header, where my Gigabyte B550 ITX does not...
  7. J

    Ryzen 4000 series launch - Integrated/OEM/SI only, low power options, workstation class.

    Thoughts? Solid kick in the sack. Given they support HDMI 2.1 when used with a compliant B550 board these would make great HTPC chips. I have the Gigabyte B550 itx on pre-order... wondering how long i'll have to wait for a 4700G.
  8. J

    Who will win as the next mainstream wired networking standard? 2.5Gbe or 5Gbe...

    And we have an answer at last - 2.5Gbps will be the new (consumer) king: https://www.anandtech.com/show/15916/at-last-a-25gbps-consumer-network-switch-qnap-releases-qsw11055t-5port-switch
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    External 8TB HDD, 7200 RPM / USB only

    i asked about this recently: https://hardforum.com/threads/are-there-any-technical-advantages-to-the-new-type-c-front-panel-connector-standard.1996076/ and the consensus seemed to be that the new type C standard connectors do not imply any improved power delivery specification - such that an...
  10. J

    MSI X570 Tomahawk review: possibly the best $200 X570

    that is why I jumped on the pre-order as soon as it was announced on the overclockers forums. :)
  11. J

    MSI X570 Tomahawk review: possibly the best $200 X570

    i guessed at $225. pre-order was £218, i believe it has gone up to £229 now.
  12. J

    MSI X570 Tomahawk review: possibly the best $200 X570

    i'm including VAT (@ 20%), which i believe is not normal practice in retail dollar pricing, so probably closer to $225?] yes, when this board was first announced they were talking about a $190-200 price range, but in the mean time we've seen a global pandemic that has knackered manufacturing...
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    MSI X570 Tomahawk review: possibly the best $200 X570

    i bought it as a pre-order from overclockers.co.uk for £218. they have had a second batch of stock around a week after the first.
  14. J

    Anyone waiting for a B550 board besides me?

    me too, Gigabyte board with hdmi 2.1 looks good for £180
  15. J

    MSI X570 Tomahawk review: possibly the best $200 X570

    Hmmm, I have one and am typing this message from a PC built using this board...
  16. J

    Are there any technical advantages to the new type-C front panel connector standard?

    thank you all. so it appears that the new motherboard connector does not mandate any level of performance beyond the minimum that might be expected of the old style connector (even if it does offer the potential of greater performance). Whether that be: 1. data-rates 2. power delivery 3. alt...
  17. J

    Questions about cooling a Ryzen 3600

    i do want AIO, would you rate the arctic better than a h75?
  18. J

    Questions about cooling a Ryzen 3600

    cheers. i have used H75's on both my existing builds - my htpc with an i5 4440 and my main pc with an i7 5820k - and both have done 5-6 years now. but since then the wraith's have come along with a good rep, so don't want to spend £75 for a marginal performance improvement. as i'm replacing...
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    Questions about cooling a Ryzen 3600

    Silverstone Fortress FT05 & InWin 901 3600 is likely to double duty, first in my htpc (which is a dieing i5 4440 system), then as a temporary replacement for my i7 5820k until Zen4 is cheap (around Q1 2022).
  20. J

    Questions about cooling a Ryzen 3600

    just bought a 3600 for a good price, and also wondering about cooling. no room for a 120mm tower, so curious whether a Corsair H75 would be a [substantial] improvement over a Wraith Stealth? and as I my come into a Wraith Prism a few months down the line - whether the Corsair H75 would be a...
  21. J

    AMD "Matisse 2" Zen 2 Refresh Rumor Thread

    would be delighted if they do, even if that only provides the excuse to trim the price on the existing 8/12 core cpu's...
  22. J

    AMD RDNA 2 gets ray tracing

    how quickly will RDNA2 arrive in the mid-range and low-end? i.e. how quickly will we see the 5500 series replaced with something that has HDMI 2.1 and AV1 decode..
  23. J

    Zen 2 goes budget: R3 3100 and R3 3300x

    Dear god, yes! All i need is the APU+m/b and I can replace my six year old htpc that resets itself whenever it feels like it!
  24. J

    Are there any technical advantages to the new type-C front panel connector standard?

    I've read elsewhere that an old-style USB 3.1 (10Gbps) m/b header will work fine on a old-style USB 3.0 ports on a case. Re: the advantages of the new-style header - Is this all possibilities, or are there any headline upgrades you can [always] expect from the new-style headers? i.e. always...
  25. J

    Are there any technical advantages to the new type-C front panel connector standard?

    i.e. will it always provide a performance floor above that which could be assumed on previous USB 3.x motherboard headers? e.g. assumes a minimum data-rate of 10Gbps (rather than the possibility of supplying only 5Gbps) e.g. assumes a minimum power delivery of 18W (rather than the possibility...
  26. J

    How do you cool your 3900x?

    apols for thread bombing - but would the H80i v2 be cooler and quieter than the prism? i have a Fortress 05, no can't use a 240mm rad...
  27. J

    MSI X570 Tomahawk review: possibly the best $200 X570

    looks like a smashing board for £200, looking forward to it. amused the google search page listing for the MSI product page is titled "return to honor"! :D
  28. J

    AMD RDNA 2 gets ray tracing

    wccftech says 21gigarays/s
  29. J

    new motherboard with suport zen 2 and zen 3 later??

    the gigabyte aorus Elite seems to have a well regarded VRM setup for the price.
  30. J

    Can I run an EPS 2x 8pin m/b on an EPS 1x 8pin PSU?

    smashing, thank you. also bought a second FT05 case for an absolute song. my new pc is coming together in dribs and drabs whenever a bargain presents itself...
  31. J

    Can I run an EPS 2x 8pin m/b on an EPS 1x 8pin PSU?

    thank you all, delighted that i might still benefit from the better power circuitry on the x570 tomahawk even with only one 8pin eps. now just this question: :) 2. Back to the Elite - would i be able to use the 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 headers on a case which only has USB 3.0 5GB front sockets?
  32. J

    Can I run an EPS 2x 8pin m/b on an EPS 1x 8pin PSU?

    Separate questions: 1. If I were to get the 2x 8pin tomahawk - would i still benefit from the better power circuitry when only using it with 1x 8pin eps? 2. Back to the Elite - would i be able to use the 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 headers on a case which only has USB 3.0 5GB front sockets?
  33. J

    Can I run an EPS 2x 8pin m/b on an EPS 1x 8pin PSU?

    I bought a 650W Seasonic Prime Ultra Platinum for £100 (a bargain). Intending to use it on an MSI x570 Tomahawk m/b (when released). Realised afterwards the 650W model only has one EPS 8pin CPU power connector, and the x570 Tomahawk has two EPS 8pin CPU power connectors...! Is this a problem...
  34. J

    AMD speaks RDNA2, RDNA3, Zen3 and Zen4, announces new roadmaps

    wish they'd tell us more about desktop renoir...
  35. J

    X570?

    would love to hear more about the x570 tomahawk...
  36. J

    Does Renoir suffer from Zen2 RNG hardware bug?

    or has this hardware flaw been fixed similar to the improvements seen in zen+? https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2019/10/how-a-months-old-amd-microcode-bug-destroyed-my-weekend/
  37. J

    It's a weird time for power supplies

    What do we think of Silverstone PSU's these days? [from the PoV of their higher tiers of products - gold/plat/titanium] I have always used them: 750w strider silver from 2010 - rattly fan for the last six years, but still works fine. 750w strider gold from 2014 - going strong in current PC 650w...
  38. J

    Intel Plans To Battle AMD Ryzen 4000 In 2020 With Mass of Hyper-Threaded Processors Including 5.3GHz

    cheers, just not quite sure counts as coffee lake (or derivative) in consumer market as a consequence of Intel's non-stop rehashing of the skylake uarch...
  39. J

    LG 48CX

    Anyone know the total height of the 48CX unit? Praying it will fit inside a 2x4 kallax unit...
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