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  1. Code_Man

    Need assistants w/ Fractal Torrent RGB variant ( How to daisy chain the RGB fans correctly and where to plug in )

    I figured it out. The first 180mm fan needed to be hooked up to the RGB slot on the motherboard. Once I downloaded the RGB fusion software it was playing properly. ( MOBO = x570s Aorus Master ) Thanks for the reply though.
  2. Code_Man

    Need assistants w/ Fractal Torrent RGB variant ( How to daisy chain the RGB fans correctly and where to plug in )

    Hardforum Team, I just completed my new Fractal Design Torrent build yesterday. Everything turned on except the RGB fans that come with the case. I followed the instructions in the manual even though they are pretty vague. Wanted to see if anyone else has the same case and if you went thru the...
  3. Code_Man

    Battle of the air/thermal siphon coolers ( Noctua NH-D15 vs. IceGiant ProSiphon Elite )

    Yep. The warranty is a big plus for me when investing in parts. Noctua has a good program compared to Thermalright.
  4. Code_Man

    Battle of the air/thermal siphon coolers ( Noctua NH-D15 vs. IceGiant ProSiphon Elite )

    Very nice. Yep gonna keep researching the FC140. Thanks for the input.
  5. Code_Man

    Battle of the air/thermal siphon coolers ( Noctua NH-D15 vs. IceGiant ProSiphon Elite )

    Yep I have been noticing that Thermalright does not reach a lot of markets past the Pacific's..
  6. Code_Man

    Battle of the air/thermal siphon coolers ( Noctua NH-D15 vs. IceGiant ProSiphon Elite )

    Do you have any experience with the Thermalright Frost Commander 140mm? Looks beefy as well.
  7. Code_Man

    Battle of the air/thermal siphon coolers ( Noctua NH-D15 vs. IceGiant ProSiphon Elite )

    Researching Thermalright now. The price per performance is unmatched really.. Got to consider this brand when I'm ready to pull the trigger. if the Noctua DH-15 goes on sale ill snag it but if its still $100+ I might go with Thermalright. Thanks for the feedback Sly.
  8. Code_Man

    Battle of the air/thermal siphon coolers ( Noctua NH-D15 vs. IceGiant ProSiphon Elite )

    I am building a new gaming rig and the cooler is up next on the list of parts to get. My question is: What are peoples experience with Noctua NH-D15s and IceGiant ProSiphon Elites coolers? Here are my current part specs: Fractal Design Torrent RGB ( BIG AIR FOCUSED CASE ) x570s Aorus Master...
  9. Code_Man

    1000w PSU choices for gaming w/ 3080 Ti

    Just picked up a 1300w Seasonic Prime Gold for 265 out the door. Scratch off the list! Thanks for all the feedback guys.
  10. Code_Man

    Researching AMD processors for x570 chipset for gaming PC ( Ryzen 5800X3D vs. Ryzen 5950x )

    Yes already purchased the Aorus X570s Master AMD. Intel is out of the question for this build.
  11. Code_Man

    Researching AMD processors for x570 chipset for gaming PC ( Ryzen 5800X3D vs. Ryzen 5950x )

    Very true. I am going to pull the trigger on the 5800X3D next month or two. Just bought the x4 RAM on backorder. ( have the CASE, MOBO and now RAM off the list )
  12. Code_Man

    Researching AMD processors for x570 chipset for gaming PC ( Ryzen 5800X3D vs. Ryzen 5950x )

    I did pick up the x570s Aorus Master chipset, which does allow for PBO. Not sure if I will OC right outta the box. Maybe start with the AIR cooling option and run some stress test. If I really want to push it, I'll look at AIO's.
  13. Code_Man

    Noctua industrial NF-A14 fan for exhaust preferably ( yes, no and maybe so )?

    Question: I want the "best" exhaust 140mm fan available for heat removal in a Fractal Design Torrent case. I have been researching Noctuas industrial NF-A14s and yes the noise levels can be high due to the 3-phase motor, but.. that means more air being pulled out. Just want to see if anyone has...
  14. Code_Man

    Researching AMD processors for x570 chipset for gaming PC ( Ryzen 5800X3D vs. Ryzen 5950x )

    Yep. I purchased Notcua's thermal paste and have it ready to go for whatever cooler I choose.
  15. Code_Man

    Researching AMD processors for x570 chipset for gaming PC ( Ryzen 5800X3D vs. Ryzen 5950x )

    Thanks for the input. Yes, I'm still researching different BIG AIR cooling brands and there pros and cons. The Fractal Torrent is purposed for air cooling. The AIO mounts are not ideal since you cant mount a top AIO. The front / bottom seem like a ticking time bomb when talking about AIO's.
  16. Code_Man

    Researching AMD processors for x570 chipset for gaming PC ( Ryzen 5800X3D vs. Ryzen 5950x )

    How are the thermals on the x5950? I will be going with BIG AIR coolers instead of AIO's since I have a Fractal Design Torrent case. Want to utilize air cooling if I can help it. Heard the x5950 gets pretty hot under high load. Please advise.
  17. Code_Man

    Fractal Design Torrent (thinking about an air cooling only build) but want to know what air cooler has the best thermals for this model) ?

    Have a Fractal Design Torrent case and want to use air cooling if possible. What air coolers do you recommend for Ryzen 5800X3D or 5950X? I have the x570 chipset. Thanks,
  18. Code_Man

    Battle of M.2's ( Seagate Firecuda 520 2TB vs. Western Digital Black SN850 2TB ) torn between both. Give me Pro's and Con's

    Ill have SSD storage or HDD mass storage for games I'm not currently active in.
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    Battle of M.2's ( Seagate Firecuda 520 2TB vs. Western Digital Black SN850 2TB ) torn between both. Give me Pro's and Con's

    Yes, I'm watching a video that's stating the Cuda has a cache problem if overheated. Need to monitor that kind of traffic. In my past IT jobs, I've witness Seagate drives failing left and right, but WD always worked for me.
  20. Code_Man

    Researching GPU's for gaming PC build between ( EVGA 3080 Ti 12GB vs. MSI Suprim 3080 Ti 12GB )

    Whoa. That's a good program to utilize.. Thanks for the info!
  21. Code_Man

    Researching AMD processors for x570 chipset for gaming PC ( Ryzen 5800X3D vs. Ryzen 5950x )

    YES. I want to VR as well. Especially Half Life Alyx. If your saying the 3D is good for VR, that's another check in my book.
  22. Code_Man

    Researching AMD processors for x570 chipset for gaming PC ( Ryzen 5800X3D vs. Ryzen 5950x )

    Already watch it lol. That's why I'm contemplating the 3D, but I got to slap myself and look at the bigger picture.. Will Star Citizen use a lot of cache early on and once optimized will it be obsolete? I keep projecting my mind to the future and it keeps saying get the higher core/thread...
  23. Code_Man

    Researching AMD processors for x570 chipset for gaming PC ( Ryzen 5800X3D vs. Ryzen 5950x )

    I have a 34inch widescreen at 120HZ. I mostly play Star Citizen.
  24. Code_Man

    Researching AMD processors for x570 chipset for gaming PC ( Ryzen 5800X3D vs. Ryzen 5950x )

    I do a lot of 1440p resolution gaming. Never dip into 1080p anymore. So the 5900x would be better for those resolutions? I need to start researching the 5900x then if that's the case. Please verify. Thanks,
  25. Code_Man

    Battle of M.2's ( Seagate Firecuda 520 2TB vs. Western Digital Black SN850 2TB ) torn between both. Give me Pro's and Con's

    I am torn between Seagate Firecuda 520 2TB and WD Black SN850 2TB for storage options. Mostly for the boot drive, but could be for extra storage as well. Could I get some pro's and con's on these storage options? MOBO: Aorus X570s Master chipset Thanks,
  26. Code_Man

    1000w PSU choices for gaming w/ 3080 Ti

    Still have time to decide on which PSU to get. Will be going for storage next and/or RAM if G.Skill gets back in stock.
  27. Code_Man

    Researching AMD processors for x570 chipset for gaming PC ( Ryzen 5800X3D vs. Ryzen 5950x )

    Yes I'm leaning towards the 5800X3D. But if the 5950x drops even more in price. Why not eh? Right now its $100 or so more than the 3D.
  28. Code_Man

    1000w PSU choices for gaming w/ 3080 Ti

    Yes, thanks for the warning. Not close to buying the PSU yet. I'll try to find out who the OEM is first before considering.
  29. Code_Man

    1000w PSU choices for gaming w/ 3080 Ti

    Whoooo buddy. That sounds like a prime choice right there!
  30. Code_Man

    1000w PSU choices for gaming w/ 3080 Ti

    Thank you for the information. I will continue to do my research and start looking at GOLD standards and see if it fits the bill price / performance in mind.
  31. Code_Man

    Researching GPU's for gaming PC build between ( EVGA 3080 Ti 12GB vs. MSI Suprim 3080 Ti 12GB )

    Good to know CU service goes along way along with warranty programs.
  32. Code_Man

    Researching AMD processors for x570 chipset for gaming PC ( Ryzen 5800X3D vs. Ryzen 5950x )

    I'm not a content creator or have any heavy workloads that require the cores. But, are games leaning towards cache or cores? For instance, some games utilize cache in there coding more than others.. but it could flip flop one day and It could utilize cores more than cache... AHHHHH decisions..
  33. Code_Man

    1000w PSU choices for gaming w/ 3080 Ti

    ok I will start researching the EVGA brand of PSUs. Thanks for the input.
  34. Code_Man

    1000w PSU choices for gaming w/ 3080 Ti

    Does clean energy really matter that much from GOLD - TITANIUM? Does it soak up a lot of grid power? Will the energy bill go up or is it all a marketing ploy with minimal differences? Cause Gold is much cheaper.
  35. Code_Man

    Researching GPU's for gaming PC build between ( EVGA 3080 Ti 12GB vs. MSI Suprim 3080 Ti 12GB )

    FTW3 is the one I have on Newegg that I am been monitoring for any price drops or changes. GPU will probably be my last part for the build. Shooting for the fall season unless prices drop even more than they are now.
  36. Code_Man

    1000w PSU choices for gaming w/ 3080 Ti

    Gotcha. Yep will now its down to either Seasonic or Superflower. Thanks for the feedback.
  37. Code_Man

    1000w PSU choices for gaming w/ 3080 Ti

    What about the Seasonic 1000w fan less model. I'm worried the heat will get to it since the top is covered.
  38. Code_Man

    1000w PSU choices for gaming w/ 3080 Ti

    Truth... I didn't think about the shroud blocking the RGB viewing. Good call.
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