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    360mm EK AIO - Variants

    I have the 360 RGB. I pulled off the Vardar fans and replaced them with Phanteks T30-120. Much quieter and moves more air and cools really well. Have had it over a year with no issue. Run the pump at 70%.
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    Quiet pwm fans?

    If you are looking for 120mm fans, Phanteks T30. I have 3 pulling in air through a 360mm radiator and they are quiet and the sound quality is very good. Very high quality, They are not cheap though.
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    best long lasting thermal compound?

    Thermal Grizzly pumps out at higher temperatures so your temperatures rise after some time. It also slightly scratches the surfaces, bit that is minor. I am having good luck with Noctua NT-H2 now.
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    What's a good therman grease? Are thermal pads any good?

    If you run your CPU hot a lot, I found thermal Grizzly pumps out and dries up and your temperatures start to rise. It is very good other than this. Noctua NT-H2 paste is very good. It is what I am using now. I have an aio and my idle temeperatures are < 1c above ambient room temperature.
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    AIO vs NH-U12A on 5800x

    While It is true that Fractal stock fans aren't that great (they aren't garbage though, that is just exaggeration- mine are sitting in a boxthough). I have had Noctua case fans in my Fractal Design Meshify 2 case with an nh-d15 and also with a EK-AIO 360 AIO that easily beats the Noctua and...
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    Suggestions for compact case with 360mm Rad and 320mm GPU support

    Same with Meshify 2 and Meshify 2 XL - according to your leaning. I think a lot of mid-size cases are more compatible with a 240 and 360 rather than 280 or 420 - due to memory clearance - they would need to be extra wide to accommodate 140mm fan/radiator width.
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    Opinions, options for air cooling 5900x

    Can't go wrong with this as far as air cooling.
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    10600k at 98-99c

    You can delid. That will help quite a bit.
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    Best online shops for GPU's?

    B&H offers returns and are generally better priced than Newegg and have a better selection than Amazon.
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    Best online shops for GPU's?

    Check out B&H too. They carry high end graphics at good prices. They have a good return policy too. That is wwhere I got my 2070 Super.
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    1070 to 2070 Super upgrade?

    I went from a 1070 to Asus 2070 Super Advanced because I wanted to game 1440p. Well worth it. I went from arounfd45 fps to 80 fps smaat2x in SOTR. Caan ray-trace medium with smaat2x in same game at 72 fps average.
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    I think my PSU is Dying. Help me Confirm?

    My guess is it was the cheap connector on the extension cable in this case. Resistance in the connector heated it up eventually causing the connector to fail and short-out, resulting in a large current flowing through the wire and melting the insulation. Extensions on such high current cables...
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    Noctua NH-D15, Couple questions.

    i meant d15s
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    Noctua NH-D15, Couple questions.

    You might also look at the 14Ds. It has one fan, but there is little difference in cooling. And it is cheaper and has better clearances. Good move in either case. Never heard of a RGB version. Doesn't seem like a Noctua thing.
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    Looking for a reliable titanium 700w-800w PSU

    I have one of these - Prime Ultra Plus 750. A very good PSU, I can recommend it without hesitation 12 yr warranty.
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    Normal 8700K Behavior?

    \es, it uses lots of CPU and will keep your frequency high on all but color-cycle and static color - for which is all their lame controller chip can do.
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    Normal 8700K Behavior?

    Are you running the Asus lighting control software?
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    Frustrated picking a Z390 mobo due to these issues...

    It has the same VRM as the Hero XI.
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    What is your preference on case & radiator fans? (Price vs Performance vs Noise)

    I use Noctua Chromax 140 MM PWM.(5 total). I run an 8086k at 5.1 GHz and with an NHD15 these keep the CPU and case cool. They are quiet and have a pleasant sound, even at full 1500 rpm speed, and they are not bad looking (black). I have been using Noctua for some time now and they have been...
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    I updated my mobo firmware.. Now Windows 7 no longer works?

    Your the one that needs to keep up but it is obvious you do not understand the problem. Later.
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    I updated my mobo firmware.. Now Windows 7 no longer works?

    He has been using the USB 2.0 ports. What benefit is a USB flash drive if it is the same image. He needs the USB 3 drivers for the USB 2.0 because the Intl xHCI controller supplies the USB 2.0 and 3.0 ports and hence you need the xHCI driver for both.
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    I updated my mobo firmware.. Now Windows 7 no longer works?

    if you read what I said, the USB2 ports are part of the Intel USB3 controller. Doesn't matter whether you use USB2 or USB3 in this case, you need the driver for the Intel USB 3 controller. And if you read the OP posts, he dis try the USB2 ports.
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    I updated my mobo firmware.. Now Windows 7 no longer works?

    He already stated that he was using the USB 2.0 ports. As I already stated, it doesn't matter what port because the USB 2.0 ports are part of the Intel USB 3.0 controller so he needs the USB 3.0 drivers on the installation CD, as I already mentioned. Either he needs the SP1 installation CD or...
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    I updated my mobo firmware.. Now Windows 7 no longer works?

    For the USB mouse/keyboard issue, try setting XHCI Hand-off to enabled in the BIOS. I believe even though you are using USB 2.0, they are part of the USB 3.0 controller. USB 3.0 is not native to Windows 7, so you have to tell the BIOS to hand-off the USB control from the BIOS to the OS so it...
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    Anyone find an i7 8086k for sale yet?

    They are not doing anybody a favor, they are making money on it. It is a lame offering. You can get a better deal through SL.
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    LMAO @ this 8086k pricing

    Whatever. You said you agreed with me then kept arguing some nonsense , Later.
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    LMAO @ this 8086k pricing

    What you said is contradictory. You said that a not every single Intel chip can run turbo on all cores but that you doubt that the anniversary chip can't be the first chip that won't. WTF are you arguing against?
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    LMAO @ this 8086k pricing

    Yes, that was some older SL statistics I had on hand. This is a K processor, not a consumer targeted product (especially at it's price point). Again I would wager that 5 GHz on a single core doesn't require much binning. It is 300 MHz above the stock 8700k. If you get a Silicon Lottery 5 GHz...
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    LMAO @ this 8086k pricing

    You know I can't show you a single core 5 GHz that can't run all cores 5 GHz. Can you show me that all single core 5 GHz processors can do 5 GHz across all cores. No you can't. I said that there is no guarantee and there is not. Just because there is a switch in the BIOS to enable multicore...
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    Anyone else not give a single hoot about overclocking

    I overclock in an attempt to offset the performance hits from Intel processor security bugs ;)
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    LMAO @ this 8086k pricing

    Absolutely not.
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    LMAO @ this 8086k pricing

    There is no guarantee. 81% of 8700k processors can do all core at 5 GHz according to Silicon Lottery. If Intel is binning them, you could get that 19% that won't overclock all cores but only one at 5 GHz. It would be interesting to know what % of the 8700k chips can do one core at 5 GHz, It...
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    LMAO @ this 8086k pricing

    You do not know what you are talking about. A single core at 5 GHz does not guarantee all cortes at 5 GHz,. That is how turbo works, It can boost a single core running to 5 GHz because the other cores are off and not using power and not generating heat. As soon as more cores are active, they in...
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    LMAO @ this 8086k pricing

    The 8086 is binned for a single core going 5 GHz. The Silicon Lottery 8700k processors are binned for all cores at 5 GHz. That's a big difference.
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    LMAO @ this 8086k pricing

    Nothing special about it but its price.
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    Anyone find an i7 8086k for sale yet?

    Don't do it. They are just binned 8700 - only thing unique is the name and price. And the fact that Intel bins them from their 8700 lots and sells them at a higher price makes your chances at the 8700k silicon lottery that much less. So they screw consumers two ways - have their cake and eat it...
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    Seasonic 1000 Platinum went belly up and the replacement is a Titanium?

    Yes, titanium is a step above platinum. Seasonic are doing you good1
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    A dud 8700k? (overclocking, that is)

    Bad draw in the lottery. Somebody is bound to get one like this, unluckily it was you. I can't get to 5 GHz in less than 1.41 vcore , though my 4.9 GHz is around1.344-1.36 vcore. These do run a bit hot - they do their best delided
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    Need help quickly. Asus Strix Z370-E or Maximus X Code

    Just enjoy the code.