I switched when the 7800X3D launched because I had the money and saw the uplift, even at 4K which I play at on my LG C1. Starfield is something else and g-sync makes it very smooth. I'm also glad to be on another platform that will upgrade-able for the next few years
I just grabbed the 4TB for like $208 a few weeks ago. It did pretty well when I transferred about 2TB, but the limits of cacheless hit too. They are great for many many use cases and the warranty is solid.
Looks like a BIOS is out for my Z690 FORCE. I'll be waiting for the 14700K's first price drop. A fun thing I see MSI is sneaking into their latest BIOS releases is the same BS ASUS pulled where it tells Windows to auto download chipset drivers/Armory Crate without asking you. Just caught it...
once you compress them they are a little, I was worried about the same issue and ended up being REALLY deliberate and test fitting a few times before going for it. No issues so far and it's been a couple weeks.
I just used the new Kryosheets when I changed up my air cooled system. I got mine from Titan Rig in the US. I trimmed the 29x25mm one to use on a reference 6900XT (went back to air cooling from a waterblock) and the 38x38mm for my 5800X3D and TPA120. Results are both as good as any paste I've...
I too use the OEM Seasonic 12VHPWR adapter...$15 and works great on both my 4090 FE and ASUS TUF OC. I recently bought a few Thermal Grizzly WireViews to act as 90 adapters and haven't had any issues so far.
Get lastest chipset drivers installed. Get them from AMD. Make sure you are on a current non-beta BIOs and enable EXPO after you do the update. Avoid Armory Crate at all costs...it's a POS and will only cost you performance.
I am running my 7800X3D on a custom loop with the MSI X670E Carbon board. I have run EXPO since day one. My voltages were right at 1.35-1.36 before the beta bios released at the end of April. After, they dropped to right around 1.3. Before the update my idle temps were over 40C al the...
I got mine orderd via BB yesterday. I got $10 off for being a totaltech member and I had a $10 reward cert, so I almost got tax covered. I thought about going to MC here, but I'll keep the savings and build next weekend. My brother got his at Newegg and he got $6 next day shipping so he is...
This thread has a troll title, but it got me to post about so I guess it worked..
I think it's fairly obvious for below 4k gaming this will sell like all get out. I DO game at 4k and I have a motherboard and RAM ready to go when this thing launches.
I have used two Watercool 150 TUBE D5 reservoirs and really like the simplicity and quality of their reservoirs. One has a pwm controlled D5 and the other is a D5 NEXT. Both worked perfectly with no issues.
firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com have gotten me pretty timely responses. I understand your frustrations, I have two Foundation blocks from them and had no issues getting them but I've had them for over two years. They are gaining popularity and are struggling with capacity it...
yep, no reserve life left.. I mean you didn't pay a crazy amount, but that drive is on it's way out. I wish i would have seen this and replied sooner...if he advertised as anything but in a degraded state you need to get a return..
FYI, good ones sell for closer to $400 for future reference
I ordered a 4090 TUF block on January 12th. I am not expecting it until March. They are overwhelmed with 4090 TUF orders and I just saw that they are not taking more orders on the site for the time being.
it's a bit more rigid and so not as prone to kinking. As far as I've seen it doesn't break down in any way. I use it with clear EK fluid. I prefer the aesthetic as I have an o11d xl. I can monitor my block's cold plates visually if I notice anything funky going on in aquasuite.
they are like $15 each...i get them at performance-pc. I like because they are proven, easy to install, and they make unqiue variations like bulk-head connectors. I'm in the process of moving to an external rad (MORA3) and they make the runs a bit cleaner looking
As has already been said, if your board supports it, go 5800X3D. YouTube can show you the bios upgrade process in general and maybe even specifically for your board. BE CAREFUL and ask question if you need help. You are taking advantage of the best things about AM4.. good luck!
I run my FE with a 3-plug adapter (450W) and my 5900X on an 850W Seasonic. No power limits to either one. CPU is on water. No issues.
Once it all goes under water I'll switch to the OE Seasonic 600W 12VHPWR from BTOS Integration. Uses 2 x 8-pin plugs and is jumpered for 600W.