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    Best ARGB fans for the price?

    Static pressure dictates whether or not a fan will perform well as a rad fan vs a case fan. Higher is better. Altho if your case fan is pushing or pulling thru grills a high static pressure fan may be a better option vs a case fan. Case fans are generally higher cfm lower static pressure.
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    Recommend Me a Coolant

    I started out using a 90/10 mix of distilled to antifreeze way back when there werent additives or premixed fluids. All of my blocks were either gold plated koolance blocks or copper chunks from companies that i cant remember lol. When petra came out with his pt nuke i bought a bottle of that...
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    What is your backup GPU?

    Taco n his cougars...
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    Help upgrading

    If ya got it ya might as well use it right!? Altho if you can find a sweet deal on say a high end 1tb 3 vs a 500gb 4 thats a different story but other than that id go with a gen 4 despite the limited difference in real world, noticeable improvements.
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    Help upgrading

    Ive heard good things about the sabrent drives as well. Also im pretty sure the sn550 isnt a pcie 4.0 drive ; )
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    Pc case question

    According to the pictures in your link it will fit.
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    What is your backup GPU?

    980ti and a couple gtx580s. Ah and cant forget the retro rigs 8800gtx.
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    Help upgrading

    The only ones i would consider in that price range are the msi x570 tomahawk for $250 and the tuf plus. For memory i would look for either gskill or crucial 2x16gb or 2x8gb c16 kits in your price range. I havent paid very close attention to whats what recently because of the price increases.
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    Help upgrading

    Itll oc a 5800x just fine. Your only limitation would be if you chose to upgrade to a 5900x and oc it or run a 5950x later on. From the sounds of your responses i assumed you were looking to save money while maintaining the ability to oc a little. Not to mention the choices at BB are pretty...
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    Help upgrading

    The hyperx has slightly better timings but not enough to make much of a difference. So whichever you prefer. The tuf is a solid choice. It and the tomohawk are the two most highly reviewed budget x570 mbs. The qvl is the mb manufacturers list of suggested memory kits.
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    Help upgrading

    Mb- ASUS - TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) Cpu- 5800x Mem- ddr4 3600 hyperx or corsair, whichever is on the mb qvl. Psu- Seasonic focus gx850 All at BB. That is a solid gaming rig that will go perfectly with any modern gpu.
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    Figured some of the old timers would appreciate this workhorse

    Ty it was a brief but crazy fun time. 780 533 is all i can remember, that one sticks out, probably because i bought several in the quest for the golden sample. I would break out in a cold sweat the first few times i mounted the cpu block (they were so hard to find). Once i figured out that...
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    Figured some of the old timers would appreciate this workhorse

    I honestly cant remember for sure. I looked through all of my posts at ocf and couldnt find anything that old sadly. I want to say 2.7 to 3.0 but im not certain. The koolance block i used was tiny compared to todays blocks and i only used 1/4inch tubing and a single aluminum rad. I do know i...
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    Figured some of the old timers would appreciate this workhorse

    The dothan days were the best. Asus p4c800-e deluxe, ct-479 socket adapter and a modded koolance cpu block. I had alot of fun with those badboys.
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    Exposing my ignorance: I don't know what's going on with my RAM. (Renamed)

    Theres no way to increase voltage to the memory controller that i know of, at least one that works. If there were im pretty sure it would be all over the internet. To stabilize your memory DarkSideA8 you either have to increase voltage to the modules themselves (up to 1.45 is perfectly safe) or...
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    Does pump speed matter?

    Try increasing your fan speed.
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    How bad did I screw up my radiator?

    If they are deep enough to worry you about leaks, do a quick leak test outside of your case!
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    A Replacement PSU Advice (No Static Electrical Noise One)

    Ive never had coil whine or electrical noise(knocking on wood) from a psu thankfully. Ive heard of people having it from every manufacturer unfortunately. I only use seasonic or a company that i know for certain uses seasonic. Evga used to be the exception (g2 series) until they changed oems...
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    Figured some of the old timers would appreciate this workhorse

    I feel ya! I got the bug a few years ago and picked up an ex workstation proc for $12 along with 4x2gb elpida ddr2 modules($2 ea) to build a retro rig. What i really wanted was to rebuild my old q6700/780i/8800gtx sli rig but couldnt find a mb. It was nice to mess with some c2q gear again...
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    Using a Seasonic GM-650 PCIe cable on a ASUS THOR 850W Platinum (Seasonic made)

    Theres places that will custom build them for you but they cost almost as much as an entire set of CableMod RT-Series ModFlex Classic Cable Kit for ASUS and Seasonic at Amazon for $70. They usually have a long ass lead times as well.
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    I microwaved a R9 390X gaming and now my pc won't run after 3rd time

    I think its beyond obvious that this dudes level of comprehension is well below that of the norm. We should just step away at this point. This is a one sided conversation.
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    Bitspower Titan - Swapping Intel Block for AM4 Block

    Being that your going to be running a different motherboard the cpu socket location isnt going to be the same. So you will likely have to cut some tubing. Just be sure you get the same size and type.
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    Alphacool drops some new radiators and some new coolant, or is it?

    Yeah i think your right, hes been with tpu for a while. Tbh i dont think theres money in anything written review these days unfortunately. Tpu is one of a dying breed as well. It wont be long and everything will be video based sadly.
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    Best/worst computer brands.

    Get a cheap laptop.
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    Alphacool drops some new radiators and some new coolant, or is it?

    I have always wanted to hook up some kind of external loop for my test bench that i could make as easy to connect and disconnect as possible. For something like that these could be nice but it would also depend on the brackets and stands they make for them. Other than that kind of loop i cant...
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    Memory error questions ?

    Calm down, its just memory! What programs exactly are you using to test? Its very likely your getting false positives depending on the software your using. Are you certain your memory is set up to the proper specs and voltage prior to testing?
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    SX8200 Pro 2TB NVMe M.2 2280 SSD vs SAMSUNG 980 PRO 2TB NVMe Gen4

    All capacities of the sx8200 pro drives have been changed. 256/512/1tb and 2tb have all had the controller and nand changed several times. Theres a thread at toms that breaks it down as to which controllers and nand they have found.
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    X299 Designaire 10G - anyone show me how the heck they installed the M.2 drive in the first slot with the HSF?

    Looks like its missing a standoff that the screw goes into. They should be either screwed into random spots on the m.2 drive areas or in the accessory bag.
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    What went wrong with my loop?

    It could be caused by just about any kind of human contact with the insides of your blocks, fittings, tubing or res. Thats all it takes. Thats why alot of people used (some still do) to swear by swiftechs hydrx when all we had was copper blocks, automotive coolant basically. You still had to be...
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    Help me build my new rig... yet again.

    Go with 2x8gb vs 1x16gb or you lose dual channel memory. Itll kill performance. Everything else is fine unless you havent researched any of the AMD options yet?
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    Really slow water loss?

    If you have a top mounted rad your probably just seeing the very hard to bleed air slowly making its way out of the rad. Some rads are harder/slower to bleed than others. If you arent seeing any visible signs of moisture your probably gtg. If it continues to drop i would start placing tissue...
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    Enermax Liqmax III RGB 240 Liquid Cooler $35.99 AMIR

    At that price you can afford to be the guinea pig! Let us know how it goes ;D
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    Cooler Master 212 Evo vs 212 Evo V2 (using the same fans)

    So have you had a chance to give the v2 a try yet?
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    Hot? Shell Shocker @ newegg. XPG 2TB NVME Gen 4 on sale for $229.99

    The switch was made with the xpg sx8200 pro 256/512/1tb/2tb drives. Those are the only confirmed drives to have had changes made to them with no notice to consumers. It doesnt change the fact that ill never trust them again when buying any adata drive but just wanted to clarify. Theres a utility...
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    [DEAD] Costco: Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 Speakers $90 w/ FS

    I to replaced my logitech 623s with these klipsch promedia 2.1s and have been really happy with them so far. Im no audiophile. I listen to metal primarily with the volume and bass cranked up and these are excellent for that. In games i havent noticed any difference between the two. I havent...
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    5800X performance for $50 less?! Intel Rocket lake i7 11700K Review

    I must have missed something along the way. What are you so upset about? Youve got a solid rig as is. What do you do that it fails at? Right now is the perfect time to sell your mb. MC has nothing z590 high end in stock. Cancel your pre order and go with the mb cpu combo you are pining...
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    Anyone else love their old case?

    Still have my lian li pc-65 silver aluminum case with my retro rig in it. Ill never get rid of it. Also have my coolermaster haf-x stored away waiting for the right time to bring it back to life. Again ill never get rid of of it. It would be a perfect air cooled case for a 5900/3080 build but...
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    Seasonic warranty for coil whine.

    Damn dude your having some bad luck lately! I would definitely get ahold of them and see what they will do about it. I just bought a focus px-850 a few days ago and i had better not have to worry about coil whine with it. Ive built more rigs with seasonic psus in them than i can count and have...
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    School me on radiators and fans - first real custom water loop.

    I agree primochill lrt is top notch stuff but if your looking for eks black rubberish looking stuff they dont make anything like it that i know of. For 90 degree rotaries i usually go with barrow, ek, bitspower, alphacool or byski. I dont use xspc rotaries because of some leaking issues ive had...
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