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    Air-cooling principles - several questions from a novice builder

    Dear community, I'm thinking of my first build these days, and will highly appreciate if you find a minute to comment on the following: Does the cooling (be it air or AIO) work non-stop since the PC is switched on, but the intensity of fans/pump (and noise level, respectively) changes with...
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    PSU for SFF PC: ATX vs. SFX vs. SFX-L vs. DC-DC

    Hey guys, I'm a first-time SFF PC builder so your comments will be very appreciated. :) My build will be based on the following components: Case: Dan A4 (7.2L) or Louqe Ghost S1 (8.2L) or FormD T1 (9.5L) CPU: AMD Ryzen 5600X (65W) or 5800X (105W) GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 (150W) or RTX...
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    GDDR5X vs. HBM vs. HBM2

    Hi folks, i've heard that "increasing the bandwidth won't improve game performance if you're exceeding game max bandwidth requirements". If this is true, could you please kindly comment on the following: Which memory type is enough (in terms of its bandwidth) for 85% of games today and will...
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    Choosing between 2 GPUs - help on 2 basic principles needed

    Hi folks, I will have to compare Nvidia GPUs in different variations soon (Reference, FE, AIB) and will appreciate your help with some principles: I've always thought that at the end of the day the most significant tech specs become part of certain formulas and finally result in 2 parameters...
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    Please confirm/refute several statements about RAM

    Hi guys, I'm going to build my first PC and though I spend a lot of time to find out the details myself, I'll be grateful if you kindly help me to double-check several points with you. Just in case: 99% that my future CPU will be AMD Ryzen 5000 [Zen 3]; I know what the Infinity Fabric and...
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    A couple of questions on CPU threads and clock rate

    Hi guys, I did a research, but several points are not clear, could you please kindly advice on them? Threads are good for background tasks (file download, running antivirus, etc.) - this is clear. However, if I'm not mistaken, software which is not specifically optimized for threads works...
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    MoBo/Chipset/CPU PCIe lanes - clarification is needed

    Hi guys, could you please help me to understand lanes? Here are the points I'm currently "struggling" with: A "full-bandwidth" slot is the one which # of contacts (e.g. x8) is equal to the max # of lanes (i.e. 8) this slot can connect to. Is it right, that the # of lanes available to...
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