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    EK Res: Anti Vortex Protection?

    I was going to buy the Hardware Lab Nemesis 360 GTX. Then, I read this review TechPowerUp Corsair Hydro X Series XR7 360 Radiator Review and pretty much decided to go with it. The Corsair radiator performed within 1 or 2 percent of Nemesis and supposedly is under higher QC scrutiny. It...
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    Lian Li 011 Dynamic Razer Edition case fan attachment

    Haven't used it, but now that I'm getting ready to assemble a loop, I wish I had it. Lots more room at the bottom than the standard O11.
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    EK Res: Anti Vortex Protection?

    I have a Corsair S7 360 or whatever the name is incoming. It's a slightly tweaked Hardware Labs Nemisis GTX. I'll be sure to let you know how dirty it is or isn't.
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    EK Res: Anti Vortex Protection?

    Wow, that’s a lot of flushing.
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    EK Res: Anti Vortex Protection?

    I guess I'll need to learn all this radiator cleaning stuff. I know you have to flush the new radiator, but I haven't looked further than that yet.
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    Tubing advice

    Just ordered loop parts and got some 3/8 ID 5/8 OD ZMT ordered. According to this guy on reddit EK ZMT and Bitspower fittings , using Bitspower V3 compression fittings for the same size worked just fine.
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    EK Res: Anti Vortex Protection?

    I just ordered a bunch of parts to watercool my machine and I've come across all kinds of stuff in my research. Apparently, EK Cryofuel is very susceptible to foaming up in systems with high flow. There was a guy on OCN who's res looked like clear bear with a giant head on it. He drained...
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    AMD Wraith Question

    I believe you. You have a more efficient 3900X than mine. My 3950X is also not a great clocker as it scores lower and boosts lower in CB R20 than most others I've seen. The silicon lottery is alive and well. You got a nice one.
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    Lian Li 011 Dynamic Razer Edition case fan attachment

    Welcome, step on in, the water is just fine.
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    AMD Wraith Question

    My 3900X would never hold that sort of boost in Cinebench R20 with stock power restrictions, temperature didn't matter at that point as I was bumping TDP below 4 GHz.
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    AMD Wraith Question

    Something to think about, when I was binning my 3900x chips, which basically turned into running all kinds of tests with different voltages and what not on one of them, I found that the lower the temperature at a given speed, the lower the voltage I could also get away with running. This...
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    Lian Li 011 Dynamic Razer Edition case fan attachment

    I just reconfigured my case as I'm thinking of going to water cooling on the cpu. Before: After: If I go with the Lian Li distribution block, looking at the second picture, I'll lose all the side fans and replace the top AIO with a 360 radiator. If I get a regular reservoir, looking at...
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    Which 280mm would you pick for Ryzen?

    I'm not afraid of making cables. Did you just replace the 3 pin connectors with 4 pin fan connectors? I was looking at EK. They have a $400 kit that seems like a good starting point. There appear to be a lot of "opinions" about the best block for Ryzen 3000 series though.
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    Which 280mm would you pick for Ryzen?

    I've got oodles of LL120 fans, I have the Corsair Commander, etc. I'm actually toying with DIY watercooling, but I wouldn't go the Corsair route. I'm also considering dumping all the Corsair stuff and getting a Thermaltake Floe 360 and matching fans for the case. I wonder how much I can sell...
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    Which 280mm would you pick for Ryzen?

    $400? Seems low based on the pricing I've seen on the Corsair stuff, even without fans. Can you show me your part list. I may be interested.
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    Which 280mm would you pick for Ryzen?

    I have an Asetek 570LX that I bought used on my graphics card and I run the pump wide open. I also have the pump on my H100i set to extreme, so, it's pretty much wide open. I don't notice them over the other fans, so I don't think it would be an issue for me. What I'm warming up to the idea...
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    Which 280mm would you pick for Ryzen?

    The EVGA CLCs always seem to rise to the top when considering bang for buck based on all the reviews I've seen. The 280 is $110 and the 360 is $130. Could you not just plug your pump and fans into the motherboard headers and control them there however you want? You could also upgrade the fans...
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    What air cooler to get for 3950x? I don't want water cooling.

    So, this thing is still MIA in spite of me purchasing it on January 6, 2020. The 240mm and 280mm versions are out there, but apparently, they had some manufacturing issues on the 360 that they worked through, but the corona virus has shut everything down. The Lunar New Year was extended by the...
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    AMD Wraith Question

    Seems pretty good to me. Almost unbelievable numbers on stock cooling. Your ambients are very low though which helps.
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    AMD Wraith Question

    C'mon man, you've run every other test we asked of you and you're going to stop here? ;)
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    AMD Wraith Question

    For how long did you run each of those Prime 95 tests? It takes a while before Prime 95 starts actually taxing the cpu. It sounds to me like you ran it 5 minutes at a time. Let it go 15 minutes and see what happens.
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    AMD Wraith Question

    I wouldn't change a thing if you're happy. I would like to see you set Cinebench R20 to run 300 seconds and see where your chip boosts after the first minute with HWINFO64.
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    Sell my 3900x or use it in a server

    B&H is on it. Ordered the motherboard Thursday mid day, got it today, free shipping.
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    Sell my 3900x or use it in a server

    $190 for both? Heck of a deal.
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    AMD Wraith Question

    Are you measuring max core while in game or during cut scenes, etc. Does max core last longer than a ms?
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    AMD Wraith Question

    Are you now using HWINFO 64 for monitoring? I think that's pretty much the standard.
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    Sell my 3900x or use it in a server

    So, I just ordered an Asus x570 Tuf Gaming Board and 32 GB 3600 G.Skill 16-19-19-39 RAM (that's on the QVL for once). I've already got the Coolermaster ATCS 840 case, four 8TB WDs (two reds and two whites shucked from enclosures), 1TB Samsung 850 Evo, two 128 GB Samsung 830s, an old Radeon 460...
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    NEW ! ! Ryzen Ram Calculator 1.7.0 Released

    thanks for the feedback
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    NEW ! ! Ryzen Ram Calculator 1.7.0 Released

    Have you noticed any changes in the recommended settings from the last version? That calculator has never worked for me. My B Dies work best with settings someone here posted that came from an MSI mobo. They need higher voltage too.
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    Sell my 3900x or use it in a server

    I think the yeahs on keeping the 3900x have it. The server won't sit idle since I'm going to run Blue Iris. Hopefully, I'll have an experience like the one I quoted above where the guy used a 3950x instead of Intel with Quicksync. Now, it's a matter of price. I purchased it with fun money...
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    Sell my 3900x or use it in a server

    I haven't mined in quite a while, since ethereum jumped the shark on profitability.
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    Sell my 3900x or use it in a server

    I think that Blue Iris only supports Intel Quicksync and Nvidia cuda for transcodes. The Nvidia transcodes option is very inefficient though and you will load up a card which uses a lot of power. I have an old radeon 460 that I will use for the GPU. I think that if you use direct to disc...
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    Sell my 3900x or use it in a server

    Yeah, Intel seems like the smart choice here due to quick sync. I would really like to stay AMD though. I may check out zone minder and xprotect. I did find an interesting forum post on ipcamtalk where a guy tested a 3950x vs. an 8700k. The 3950x actually showed lower cpu utilization. He...
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    Binning my 2 3900x chips

    It's been a while since I updated this. Here goes. Chip #2 was a turd, although it boosted higher using that Ryzen Boost checker script, with any real load, it ran about 10 C hotter than the original chip with all settings equal. It would reboot the machine due to going over temperature if...
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    Sell my 3900x or use it in a server

    I would also be running Blue Iris with hopefully 6 to 8 cameras. I'm not sure what kind of load that will be. The blue iris wiki has a lot of stuff about how to tweak settings to reduce cpu load and how the cpu is the limiting factor for how many cameras you can have. They recommend using an...
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    Sell my 3900x or use it in a server

    Do you think a 3600 is a good fit for what I'll be doing? What more could I do with the server?
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    Sell my 3900x or use it in a server

    So, I have a 3900x sitting here collecting dust. I replaced it with a 3950x. I plan on building a server in the not too distant future that will be a jack of all trades, backups, security camera DVR, Plex, etc. I've already got all the components needed except motherboard, CPU, and RAM...
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    Ryzen 3950X, 3960X, 3970X Availability

    Is this the fan you speak so highly of? https://www.amazon.com/Delta-AFB1212SHE-PWM-Sensor-Extreme-Hi-speed/dp/B00FMHIS8M?SubscriptionId=AKIAILSHYYTFIVPWUY6Q&tag=duckduckgo-d-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00FMHIS8M and do you use a hub like this for power...
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    Future Build Question about RAM and Zen

    Screw waiting. Zen 2 is my first DDR4 platform. When you need your machine, buy it then and get what you need then. There's always something new coming around the corner. Later DDR5 will be much faster than early DDR5 anyway.
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    3900x How do I overclock the cache?

    I blame Glo Flo
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