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    PC noise level; need to make this quieter

    I'm on a mission to reduce the overall noise that my PC makes. I use a Corsair Carbide 540 Air case with three 140mm Corsair LL RGB fans and a Corsair H100i V2 with 2x 120mm SP120L fans. I think the main culprit of noise is the radiator and it's fans. Sometimes, particularly when gaming, en...
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    Manual clocking the 3900x

    So, at default, it is sending 1.4v to the chip, especially when idling. That's why I'm looking into this mess. If I tune it and go down to 1.275, I can get all cores up to 4.2 Ghz, which reduces all temps as well. thesmokingman Would you say that Ryzen Master voltage readings suffer from the...
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    Manual clocking the 3900x

    I let HWInfo run for a few hours last night while I was doing things like gaming, editing, etc. Here is what I have: As you can see, I have two cores that hit 4.5 Ghz, two that hit 4.4 Ghz, 5 that hit 4.3 Ghz. The rest are lower than that. I was doing a ton of stuff, from gaming to editing...
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    Manual clocking the 3900x

    This is my first time overclocking anything. For good reason. Up until now, I don't think I've had a processor that has numbers that act so weird. I've never really had to overclock as I was happy with the stock speeds and general working of the chip. However, while Zen 2 are incredible...
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    Manual clocking the 3900x

    I guess the only advantage is to keep voltage under 1.3v at all times, instead of letting it ride at the 1.4v level, where it seems to be at every time I check. Very new at this stuff, so I'm not sure if I'm thinking about this correctly.
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    Manual clocking the 3900x

    I'm not much of an overclocker, but my system was running hot with stock settings (1.4v), so I started to do some research and found a detailed post on what to do to manually set clock speed and voltage. Right now I'm at 1.275 volts and seeing stable 4.2 Ghz speeds with temperatures not...
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    RGB Setup

    Ended up getting 3 140mm LL series fans and came with the Hub and Lighting Node Pro. They look great! This is what I wanted to achieve, so thanks for the input. I might need to get 2 120mm fans to replace the stock ones on my H100i v2. If I do replace them, I plan to just plug them in to the...
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    RGB Setup

    Got it. And why do you prefer 3x 120mm fans instead of 2x 140mm? I thought bigger fans move more air and are quieter. Is it just aesthetics?
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    RGB Setup

    Thanks. So Corsair's system basically works with Corsair hardware. Given that I only have 2 addressable headers, what hardware would I need to address more than 2 (non-Corsair) fans? Is that even possible? Based on what you say, it seems that the Commander Pro can do everything a Lighting Node...
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    RGB Setup

    I have Corsair Carbine Air 540 and in it, an Aorus X570 Ultra. For the longest time I've been wanting to swap out the fans that came with the case and add some RGB ones, but Corsair nomenclature for everything is very confusing. Right now, I'd like to add 3 140mm RGB fans to the case and my...
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    Struggling to decide on memory for 3700x build

    Not yet. Getting my 2070S next week and will start playing around with it. It does, which is why I wanted to get this done now.
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    Struggling to decide on memory for 3700x build

    So I got the 2x16 3600 c16 G Skill Trident Z Neo sticks from Newegg. Happy to report they work perfectly out of the box with an Aorus x570 Ultra and 3700x.
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    Does anyone have a 3700x boosting to 4.4 Ghz?

    I can't seem to push mine past 4.3 Ghz on a couple of the cores. Tried Cinebench, Battlefield V, no cigar. My averages range between 3.6 and 4.1. What could be causing that?
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    Struggling to decide on memory for 3700x build

    Thanks. Yes, I was actually on Newegg when they first appeared after a page refresh. I took too long to pull the trigger and they were gone. Targeting the 2x16 3600 C16 @ $200.
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    Struggling to decide on memory for 3700x build

    I have an incoming 3700x and an Aorus Ultra x570 board that will be here later this week. I'm struggling to find adequate memory for it as I keep reading so many different stories... I currently have the Corsair Vengeance LPX 3000 C15 (2x8 GB) kit and according to what I've read I want at...
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    Mobo for Ryzen 7 3800X

    Well, some data is starting to come through. Looks like mobos aren't too expensive. But now, after reading a few things, I'm really wondering if the i9900K doesn't make more sense so that I can keep my current motherboard.
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    Mobo for Ryzen 7 3800X

    Great post and thank you for the explanation. I understood half of it, but I will take your word for it. Also, infinity fabric sounds like something straight out of the avengers. I try to avoid 4K for now so I don't have to create proxies. So, given mvmiller12's post, my understanding is that...
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    Mobo for Ryzen 7 3800X

    How far away is PCIe 4.0 for gamers? I thought current video cards can't even max out PCIe 3 at the moment? Will the next round of Nvidia cards leverage PCIe 4? I don't think it is a huge deal breaker for me. As far as memory faster than 3200, it isn't super terrible either. If I'm not mistaken...
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    Mobo for Ryzen 7 3800X

    I laughed hard at this. This is actually a great candidate if I were to go the X470 route. It also seems to have all the USB ports I need and then some. How on earth did you score the $155 price? I'm seeing $216 and don't see anything lower than that. Lastly, where will a X470 board fall...
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    Mobo for Ryzen 7 3800X

    Thanks for the replies. Regarding my RAM, they're incorrect in the image above. I am running 2x 8GB. Sorry about that! Everything I've read makes me think that Ryzen 3 will be better than what I currently have. This year is my "upgrade year" and I was looking to get a faster processor as I'm...
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    Mobo for Ryzen 7 3800X

    I'm planning on getting a Ryzen 7 3800x to replace my i5 7600K. With that, comes a new motherboard. Wondering what mobo has the best bang for the buck for this new processor. Ideally, I'd like something with plenty of USB 3 ports and one or two USB-C ports. I don't really want to break the bank...
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    Pimp my system

    I've been doing some reading and there is a lot of discussion about single-core vs multi-core performance. Is there a rule of the thumb regarding when you should prioritize one or the other? I haven't been able to find a list that says "if you're into this, then intel is what you need. if you're...
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    Pimp my system

    Thanks, guys! Will look into it. Are there any preferred memory sticks that Ryzen likes? Looking to get anywhere between 16 GB and 32 GB.
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    Pimp my system

    So these Ryzen processors are that much better than the Intel stuff? Which 3K Ryzen should I be looking at? 3700X?
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    Pimp my system

    Title might be misleading; I need some advice on options to upgrade. While this system works really well for me, lately I've been doing a lot of video work and would like something that can render video faster. I don't want the best system possible; I'll settle for noticeable improvement for...
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    Fast portable hard drives?

    USB3 or C would work to be honest.
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    Fast portable hard drives?

    I typically use portable hard drives to keep backups of important things, in addition to other backups I have in place. The two drives I have are getting old and super slow. I'm getting about 50 MB/s on one of them right now, so I want to replace it. Looking for something with at least 2TB...
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    Best Speed/Price ratio?

    Sorry, yes, I meant a 1 tb drive the drive would be mostly for gaming. Some level of reliability is expected, but I have most of my stuff backed up. Form factor is not an issue, although I keep hearing that for my use theres little difference between sata ssd and m.2
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    Best Speed/Price ratio?

    Looking to get a 1 GB SSD sometime this week. I've been out of touch for months. What does everyone recommend in terms of highest speed at the best price? Thanks!
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    Dell P4317Q multi display questions

    Are there 43" monitors that can display 4K at or above 120 hz for under $1000?
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    Dell P4317Q multi display questions

    Agreed, it wouldn't be practical unless I always worked with separate inputs. I'll see if I can do it with software somehow.
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    Dell P4317Q multi display questions

    Thanks. But there's nothing that would allow me to set up a browser streaming video on full screen on a portion of the screen, coming from a single video source, right?
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    Dell P4317Q multi display questions

    I was eyeballing this monitor and wondering if it was right for me but had a couple of questions. I watch streaming TV all the time while doing stuff. With my 34" curved it works ok, but I would like to see if I can improve it, particularly when I want to have 2 streaming websites up at the...
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    Samsung Unveils a $1,500 49" HDR Ultra-wide Gaming Monitor

    I like the size of it and the idea of being able to have several applications open at the same time on the same screen. Are there alternatives to this size that have 1440p and are better all around?
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    i5 7600K vs 8600K

    Thanks!
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    i5 7600K vs 8600K

    If I have an i5 7600K, is there a huge advantage in upgrading to a 8600K given that I also have to buy a mobo? I mostly use it to play Battlefield, Elite Dangerous and a few other games. Will it provide a significant and noticeable difference in speed?
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    Cheapest NAS setup that works with Google Drive?

    I'm exploring the possibility of getting a NAS setup for my house. I currently mirror things in the same computer and would like to detach my backup from my box and be able to access that information remotely. By backup, I mean not using RAID1, but actually copying over the data periodically or...
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    Need a new mouse for work

    Forgot to mention, I need it to be wireless, but thanks for the suggestion!
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    Need a new mouse for work

    So my Logitech M325 needs replacement. I use it mostly for office work, including some Photoshop and video editing. I don't need anything spectacular, but I was wondering if there are lesser known brands that are cheaper and have a similar level of precision and reliability (and works with a...
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    Logitech Orion Spark G910 any good?

    I've had it for about 4 months. No complaints here with stock form. Would buy it again if I had to.
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