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    Ice Giant ProSiphon - Cooling the 3900x

    So it appears the ProSiphon that kitguru reviewed is now available to buy with an estimated Q3 shipping date. I managed to nab 2 of them with the $19.99 lock-in and $100 purchase each. Shipping to Australia was unfortunately $100 but that's what I get for living in super-sized alcatraz in the...
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    What air cooler to get for 3950x? I don't want water cooling.

    Thats a shame that looks are now such a large factor. I find myself rarely looking at my rigs while benchmarking/gaming/editing. My 3900x is stuffed away in my thermaltake wp200 with a nh-d15 using IC graphote 40×40mm pads. The fans it uses are EK f4 120mm on the cooler, not the noctua fans...
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    What air cooler to get for 3950x? I don't want water cooling.

    Its odd how many people come in here to an air cooling suggestion thread and suggest AIO's. I think most of the people recommending water either have not experienced many, if any, failures or....love spending hours on a custom loop with draining and cleaning. In a few months I will post here...
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    What air cooler to get for 3950x? I don't want water cooling.

    So far the data we have to compare TDP capability is this from kitguru ProSiphon 3990X Performance Now that is an engineering model and is still made of alluminium/alluminum, The first batch will be thinner and to compensate and provide similar to same heat dissipation the company has decided...
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    What air cooler to get for 3950x? I don't want water cooling.

    Check out the ice giant prosiphon. I just preordered 2 of these bad boys for my 3900x and 8700k. Cant wait! Estimated timeframe june/july atm.
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    Ryzen - Tweaks?

    If you want extra performance from your chip i suggest you dont run wallpaper engine (it dropped my max boost by 100mhz on my 3900x). Install process lasso, and .ove the permanent affinity for all non windows system processes and apps like steam etc... to the last chiplet or whichevet isnt...
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    Will AMD Ever Beat Intel in Single Threaded Performance?

    Process Lasso allows you to set affinity that will either only be current or be permanent so when the application is started or detected as running the affinity you choose will be set. This however isn't true for all software as with cinebench it will still choose which threads it decides to...
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    Ryzen - Tweaks?

    Totally different architecture, Without a cross CCX communication ryzen tears through the intel sku's in nearly all synthetics. It's not surprising that intel does not need "uber ram" to come out at that score. Plus you would hope their performance didn't tank after being stuck on 14nm for so...
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    Ryzen - Tweaks?

    Make sure you're using the latest Ryzen 2 Chipset drivers, the 1usmus power plan (i found 1usmus universal settings is best for myself with gaming) as well as Process Lasso to set affinity of background apps to slower cores and threads. Process lasso also helps to induce performance mode just...
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    Post your Ryzen memory speeds!

    Since switching OS drives my latency increased from being just a fresh windows install with drivers to my long-lived intel OS I used in my 8700k gaming rig, still decent though as my latency only increased by 1.4ns.
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    Will AMD Ever Beat Intel in Single Threaded Performance?

    8700k 4.9Ghz Vs 3900X Stock Compared my 8700k to my 3900x, Surprised in certain scenarios my 3900x got equal or beat the 8700k. Ryzen's weakness remains in certain background app's that aren't optimized for the platform doing odd things to boost clocks when a crucial program is in the...
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    Nvidia's started supporting FreeSync

    This does NOT INCLUDE an apu of any kind. handy for those upgraded from an amd to nvidia card. See the link below:
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    Nvidia's started supporting FreeSync

    Bit of a news flash for you guys. A guy on reddit (the original AMD apu+Nvidia Gpu leaker) has updated his post with a link to another blokes post who has created a proper workaround for users with both AMD and Nvidia gpu's. Basically allows you to use an AMD gpu as the output with the green...
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    Looking for ~40" 4k 60Hz monitor with freesync - any options besides wasabi?

    I'll offer some input, if it's the seiki 39" panel, they are worth a pretty penny due to zisworks offering modules that will run it at 4k 120hz. Also I have just upgraded to a samsung NU8500 55" curved TV. 9.3ms absolute delay when 1080p120 or 1440p120. It has freesync to boot as well for...
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    Samsung 55" Curved NU8500

    Yeah i need to have a crack at cru. I tried nvidias built in type of cru but it was useless. Ultrawide is good in hunt and even at 1080p it was a non issue. Only thing that looked a bit off were textures. But now i can actually spot stuff. 16:9 also makes conent creation a bit more...
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    Samsung 55" Curved NU8500

    Hey Gents, Just letting you guys know I picked up this bad boy due to my failing eyesight to replace my AOC AGON 35QCX 200hz. Gotta say once properly set up it has not skipped a beat. https://www.rtings.com/tv/reviews/samsung/nu8500 There's a pretty decent review, I purchased mine in...
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    7700k or AMD R 1700 (non x)

    You're spot on mate, I am also happy to wait for updates to the architecture and just run it at what's possible for now. The urgency is only because the 1700 is currently around 50USD cheaper than the 7700k at the moment. Power is another thing as I am charged around 24 US cents per kilowatt...
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    7700k or AMD R 1700 (non x)

    The z170 I have is the flagship for gigabyte it has extra lanes due to a PLX chip. Optane isn't too much of an issue for me as it will probably be financially out of reach in Australia for a long time due to price disparity. I was leaning towards the 1700 as well, I'll just have to get a new...
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    7700k or AMD R 1700 (non x)

    Good Morning All, I have a dilemma, I have recently done away with my sr-2 board due to epic power usage which is pricey in Australia. I currently run a 6700k on a gigabyte z170x gaming g1 board, I wish to run 2 games servers (7 days to die and ark survival evolved). I have the option of...
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    EVGA Classified SR-2 (question)

    Cheers for the replies guy. If worse comes to worse I will buy 2 x58 boards but will do my best with this one. Again thank you.
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    EVGA Classified SR-2 (question)

    Hey Lads, Didn't want to necro the SR-2 owner's thread so decided to post my own. If anyone with previous experience with these boards could enlighten me on a couple of things I would be most appreciative. 1. I managed to land some cheap x5670's paired up ready for the board. Would these...
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    Will an i7 3820 make a decent game server?

    Well, I haven't managed to get replies, once the rest of my stuff arrives I will get it set up and post any results.
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    Is my i7 6700k throttling?

    Well I have made a decision at least. I am going to re-seat my cooler when my 2x thermaltake core x9's arrive. I have decided on going the EK vardar fans 120mm and 140mm as jayztwocents on youtube gave a pretty good review. This way I can lower my temps while increasing my voltage/LLC to keep...
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    Is my i7 6700k throttling?

    Yeah I don't like it either, that is with aircon on 18c, ambient sitting around 20. I am considering re-seating and getting some scythe fans as these corsair SP120's are insanely loud and have gaps.
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    Is my i7 6700k throttling?

    If there is a mod here, can you please move this thread to the overclocking topic. I should have been wiser.
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    Will an i7 3820 make a decent game server?

    G'day Again, Just wondering if anyone here has had experience setting up home servers and could possibly give me feedback. System #2 in my sig will be used but with a UPS, 64gb RAM and 1tb SSD's x2 possibly individually or in RAID 0. The questions I am having difficulty answering myself are...
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    Is my i7 6700k throttling?

    G'day Lads, I have owned my 6700k for around a year now and have started benching for extended periods. But when in the 2k range in P95 I am noticing the ratio drops from 44 down to 36. My temps are acceptable (in the tropics) @ 85c on the highest core usually fluctuating back down to 80c...
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    BenQ XR3501: 35" 21:9 2560x1080 144Hz CURVED (Q2 2015)

    Yeah I agree but also ditching the 290x's next year when nvidia ship pascal, hopefully they will have async by then (probably will to sink amd's battleship :P). Thank you for your input, now to find someone to buy my monitor locally...shipping anywhere inside my country is easily over $600 :( .
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    BenQ XR3501: 35" 21:9 2560x1080 144Hz CURVED (Q2 2015)

    really itching to pull the trigger on this monitor and be rid of my phillips 40". If its just slightly worse than a 1080p 27" I wouldnt mind it. Either this or upgrade to skylake from my current system, oh the joys of having a wife you have to negotiate with lol.
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    BenQ XR3501: 35" 21:9 2560x1080 144Hz CURVED (Q2 2015)

    @Martha Stewart Hey mate just wondering if the DSR effect for the 3440x1440 is close to the real thing, have not used one of those ultra-wides but have a phillips 40" 4k. I sometimes use a 21:9 ratio through CRU but find the black bars are distracting. Currently I use 290x crossfire but...
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    Good Headset?

    Roccat also went the extra mile and added in a vibration unit as all those small drivers, while able to play bass, don't exactly shake your ears/head...the vibration unit takes care of that.
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    Good Headset?

    In my honest opinion...the best headseat I have ever owned (at least for gaming) is the roccat true 5.1 XTD digital. Love that thing, can plug my z5500 into the control pod for easy switching and it gives me voice morph built into the driver and lots of customization :). Not to mention the...
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    Philips BDM4065UC - 40" 4K 60Hz monitor thread

    looks like I will be selling mine once the Acer Predator XR341CK comes out....40" is great but I want the immersion in my space sims.......
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    Philips BDM4065UC - 40" 4K 60Hz monitor thread

    I play BF4, SC2, Dota 2, 7 Days to Die, Dying Light, Evolve...the list goes on, none of which I have had an issue with because the games I play keep fps around 60...sometimes creeping to the 80's and 90's in less complex scenes. Highest I get is 170fps @ 4k in SC2 but being an RTS even crazy...
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    Philips BDM4065UC - 40" 4K 60Hz monitor thread

    Not sure why my reply earlier in the thread didnt go through but no it doesnt go past 70hz. It does skip but still has a perceivable smoothness. It does drop frames, I am having issues with drivers at the moment so I am not doing anything crazy with it.
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    Philips BDM4065UC - 40" 4K 60Hz monitor thread

    Ok yeah tested it, there is frame skipping, used 1000fps camera from my mate, thats sucky but still a fantastic monitor xD.
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    Philips BDM4065UC - 40" 4K 60Hz monitor thread

    Same type of panel, however I would likely say the internals would be different. Seiki prided themselves on having 1080p @ 120hz with their last line of "monitors" of which I owned one. I would certainly say it's not over-hyped but the issue with the original Seiki's was their awful...
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    Philips BDM4065UC - 40" 4K 60Hz monitor thread

    That's odd compared to mine, If my camera wasn't wrecked by the mrs. i would be able to capture the frames and identify it properly. Will have to borrow my mates 1000fps camera to test true frame skipping on mine now. If it turns out mine isn't skipping then there truly might be an issue...
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    Philips BDM4065UC - 40" 4K 60Hz monitor thread

    Hey mate sorry for the late reply am currently at work (80 hour weeks ftl). I used LCD standard when setting the resolution and refresh in CRU (make sure you use CRU, much better than nvidia cp), also set 1.2 DP in the monitor. Also I use R9 290x, not sure if that has an effect...did you...
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