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    Should I take off the waterblock ?

    Going to get a 2070 Super and don't plan to watercool it at this time and possibly never will. Currently have 1070 Strix 08G model witih a EK waterblock on it. Should I leave the block on and see if someone wants it that way or put the fan assembly back on and let them install themselves ...
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    Looking for a good budget DAC + headphone amp for gaming

    Get it on Amazon, no shipping if you have prime ( or a friend who does )...
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    Soundcard or external USB

    I'm between Creative Sound Blaster Z and Schiit Fulla 3. The Creative scares me because of the driver/ software issues.
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    Soundcard or external USB

    I have one of those cheap Syba USB sound cards , problem I have is headset splits to a Y cable which can't reach from my DAC and back to the Syba, if that would even solve the interfence issue
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    Soundcard or external USB

    I understand the confusion, lol. I mainly bought them for FPS since they really don't have low end and they have a higher high I need for footsteps and such. I'm still using my HD's for music and general listening. I did use them with my DAC and they got very loud, but unfortunately, as soon...
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    Soundcard or external USB

    Currently have a pair of Sennheiser 598SE that I use with a Fiio DAC. and my Samson MIC, sound level are very good with either of these. If I plug my cans into the motherboard directly ( Aorus X570 Elite ) I probably get about half the volume of the DAC or by using the Samson mic headphone...
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    Best Router for Gaming / Streaming

    ISP is 400/20 I have a couple un-managed gigabit switches
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    New house intranet wiring

    Good info here, in the process of building my own house....well, still about 6-8 months, just broke down Nicklebon, I don't see where he demanded anything, he did say " please "
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    Best Router for Gaming / Streaming

    Currently have a Asus 68u which was provided by Tmobile for use as a mobile hotspot since signal was terrible in my house. The wifi calling has a lot to be desired so the gave me a actual cellspot and I need to return the router. What is the best router in the 200 dollar range which provides...
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    2080 vs 2080 Super

    I absolutely love my monitor, it isn't going anywhere soon. Asus ROG 27" 165 hz G-Sync. Yes it was expensive back when I got it, but I don't regret it at all. Looks like I'm going 2080 Super, any recommendations as to which one ? I don't really OC and will water cool it. No brand...
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    2080 vs 2080 Super

    Thanks for the detailed reply. I mostly play CSGO, but really want to get into other things. Only game really on my radar is Fallen Jedi and from what I see from youtube it runs around 90 fps, not sure of the refresh rate. FYI, I have a gsync monitor.
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    2080 vs 2080 Super

    I'll start off by saying I won't buy the Ti, way over my budget. I'm down to these two cards. I'm between the 2080 and the Super, I'll be running at 1440p @ 144/ 165 hz. What has been everyone's experiences with these cards at those settings ? Processor is a 3600 on x570, might got to to...
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    Want to upgrade video card

    Currently have a 1070 and I'm considering a 5700XT. Only thing holding me back is my monitor, a Asus 165 hz 2560x1440 GSync. Would I be a fool for going AMD or should I just get a 2070 Super ?
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    Is my Ryzen running hot ?

    Chalk it up to bad thermal paste application. While I had the loop drained, I popped the block off and had very little paste in the middle of the CPU, it was all at the edges. Idling around 30 to 31 and peaking at 51 according to Ryzen Master.
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    Loop not draining

    I was still running my loops with just straight distilled, needed to empty that out and add in my new mix of biocide and distilled.. I just took the output of the radiator off put a piece of scrap PETG in it, opened the drain valve and blew and most everytihing drained
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    Loop not draining

    Just for draining and maintenance, I'm able to fill from the res without issue.
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    Loop not draining

    My older rad had additional ports, I have a EK now that doesn't. Could I put a valve inline with the out or in at top of the radiator to act as purge of sorts ?
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    Loop not draining

    I am opening the top of the res when draining. What I am not doing and feel like a idiot for not trying this, I never tilted the case to move the water around because I didn't have to on my other case, it just naturally fed. Going to give that shot when I get home
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    Loop not draining

    Having a issue where my loop isn't draining. I ran a similar setup on my P5 case and the drain was lower than the radiator and res and it drained almost completely ( had drain port on bottom of rad ). The new setup has both inlet and outlet on top of rad. Am I not draining because my drain...
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    Is my Ryzen running hot ?

    I don't know what happened, but tonight it was idling around 32 and peaking at at mid 50's. Pretty strange, I'll be draining the loop this week and adding new distilled and biocide, will go ahead and pull off the cpu block and see what my spread looks like. FYI, 1070 Strix is in the...
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    Is my Ryzen running hot ?

    Now I'm coming for a 6700k which seemed to run a lot cooler, but maybe my expectations are off or something else is going on. R5 3600 not overclocked, at idle 40c or so, bounces around quite a bit. Under load playing a game, I've hit 73c. This is all on custom loop. My radiator is smaller...
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    Upgrade from onboard

    I'm using the output for my headphone from a Samson G Track Pro. My old Z170 onboard just couldn't push enough volume, I haven't tried the onboard I have no just yet.
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    Real world scenario

    Ryzen 3600 Aorus Elite X570 16 GB Trident Z 3600 1070 Strix ( yes, it is getting old and is on the short list of upgrade ), I game at 1440p at 144 / 165 when oc'ed
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    Next logical upgrade

    I use 165 because my monitor can handle it, have no problem dropping to 144 if will let me use a 2070 super .....although I was afraid I'd be in the 2080 area
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    The Lian Li Gallery

    No 011 Dynamics ? I just finished mine, but my bends are so bad I can't put pics up, LOL.
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    Real world scenario

    Currently running a 950 Pro NVME drive for my operating system and commonly used programs. Would I see any real world difference upgrading to one of the new PCI-E 4.0 drives ? I know benchmarks show it, jsut don't know if I should invest in something else first
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    Cryix 133 mhz

    Did anyone ever have one of these ? I ( upgraded ) from a AMD DX4 100 mhz and it felt like I went backwards, what a miserable piece of hardware. I do believe it dropped straight into my motherboad though, maybe.
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    Upgrade from onboard

    My board currently has Realtek ALC1200 and would like to know if I will see any appreciable difference going to a dedicated soundcard ? I really only play games and listen to some music encoded in flac. If there is something that woudl be a upgrade for my scenario, which card would you recommend ?
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    Fans compatible with RGB Fusion 2.0 ?

    Using the Cougar fans, pretty quiet at full speed, would like to get more but unfortunately with the frame the way it is, all my fans would be exhaust.
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    Next logical upgrade

    Currently have 1070 Strix and it has been faithful, but I'm not sure it can handle some of the newer games when pushing higher settings. I game at 1440p at 144 hz OC'ed to 165 ( no interest in 4k ). with G Sync. What would be the best upgrade for me at the current time, 2070 Super ? Ryzen...
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    Best x570 under 300

    I haven't experienced any of the issues being were getting with the weird boost behavior, I haven't check my bios version, but I'm tempted to just leave it alone.
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    Which memory kit

    I really expected a lateral move going from my 6700k / 3000 mhz dominator memory to 3600 ryzen / 3600 memory but everything seems so much snappier and this was with just moving the hard drive over and not fresh install
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    I'm over colored coolants

    Ended up going with Primochill Liquid Utopia....haven't put in yet, running system for a few days to check for leaks, then flush and refill with distilled/ biocide
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    Fans compatible with RGB Fusion 2.0 ?

    Would like to be able to run 9 rgb fans directly from the motherboard and skip using controllers all together. Need 120 mm and will be running them off a Aorus X570 Elite, don't mind some breakout boxes, just no software control except from the fusion software. # of them will go on the...
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    I'm over colored coolants

    I should have clarified, I am running PETG. I picked up Primochill Liquid Utopia before finding out Mayhems has Biocide+ which works with PETG
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    I'm over colored coolants

    Were you responding to another thread or am I completely missing something here ?
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    Best x570 under 300

    2070 Super is probably next purchase
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    Best x570 under 300

    The Egg.
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    I'm over colored coolants

    In the process of redoing my build ( Ryzen 3000 from a 6700K ) and will be draining the loop. Was running Mayhem Pastel blue, but need a change. I want to run straight distilled and need to know what biocides I need. The loop currently has a Alphacool radiator ( copper ) and EK waterblocks...
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    Which memory kit

    I ended up going with the Trident Z Neo ( 3600 mhz, cas 16 ) These seem to be pretty overclockable and scored well on GamersNexus benchmarks.
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