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  1. cyberguyz

    The Z Build 2.0

    I really love that case to bits. Too bad in Canadian Pesos it would cost over $600 and that is an order of magnitude too costly for me even to dream of. The only two things I am not a fan of is ... 1. All that tempered glass. Glass is heavier than steel/plastique doors and frankly the case...
  2. cyberguyz

    Just got my new Gig board. No factrory seal on box?

    My gigabyte board didn't have a factory seal on it either. However the static bag around my motherboard was taped shut and any tampering would have been noticeable.
  3. cyberguyz

    Who's Happy So Far with Ryzen 3000 Series?

    Went from a 1950x to a 3970x. Very pleased with the result.
  4. cyberguyz

    Decision between AM4 motherboards

    I've used Asus, MSI, Gigabyte and Asrock. I found MSI and Asus to be my favorites. Just a shame the Asus offerings for TRX40 were a little less than I needed for a given price. The Asrock was good, but not available from my favorite brick & pmortar stores. Gigabyte gave me the best mix of...
  5. cyberguyz

    Fan Hubs Controlled by MB PWM.

    Capacitors provide extra current to help fan motors start. When a fan motor starts it needs more than the rated current to get the motor turning. The capacitor acts as a short term battery that stores power then releases it when needed. The capacitors are not as large & dangerous as you find in...
  6. cyberguyz

    New build, Ryzen 3600 getting 95.5c max temps

    Just the CPU on the loop. Mid tower case so no room for 7x120mm. Rad fans are push only. I do have 2x 200mm fans - one in front the other on the door.
  7. cyberguyz

    Decision between AM4 motherboards

    I hear you. I've had one Gigabite X399 Aorus board quit suddenly, and 2x x570 (Aorus Ultra and Master) that I simply get to work right with a 3950X CPU even after updating UEFI to gigabytes Latest. The costly Gigabyte TRX40 Aorus Master / 3970X I am using now was a gamble (not a big one cause I...
  8. cyberguyz

    Corsair iCUE 3.24.52 out

    Tried it. I find it does not properly read my motherboard fan values so I can't reliably monitor my pump. As well have a Corsair commander but that same pump has already blown out 2 of its 6 fan headers. Currently using ArgusMonitor. You have to pay for it, but it does a far better job of...
  9. cyberguyz

    New build, Ryzen 3600 getting 95.5c max temps

    Had a similar issue with my 3970X. Even though having a loop with known good Bykski waterblock (used with my previous 1950X setup), 3x120mm rad DDS pump, I was shocked to be hitting 95c way too easy. The TRX40 Aorus Master motherboard comes stock with PBO enabled. It seems PBO on these chips...
  10. cyberguyz

    Having a tough time choosing between a 3950X or 3960X.

    Buy what you can afford. You can get a 3950x + motherboard for the price of a 3960x all by itself. Expect to pay a premium to add a TRX40 motherboard. For onboard drives in the3 3950X range, The Gigabyte X570 Aorus Master provides onboard 3x M.2 slots with full x4 pcie Gen4 support. It is the...
  11. cyberguyz

    Instlaling Windows 10 on an NVME drive, new build.

    should be straightforward. I run windows on nvme without a hitch. As long as your UEFI supports M.2 you are good to go.
  12. cyberguyz

    Trident Z Neo for Ryzen 3800x, much performance difference in these timings?

    3600 cl16 vs 3600 cl18 you won't really notice a difference. I OCed my memory from 3200 CL14-14-14 to 3600 CL16-18-18. To be honest I don't really notice much of a performance boost. But I leave it OCed because I can and, well, YOLO :D
  13. cyberguyz

    2x16GB sticks or 4x8GB sticks on Ryzen Gen3

    2x16gb. That way you have 2 more slots if you want top double up later on.
  14. cyberguyz

    Anyone here old enough to understand this ?

    Much as I hate to admit it,,,, I do.
  15. cyberguyz

    What Paste Application Method do You Use in 2020?

    IMO it depends on the Threadripper generation for me. 1000, 2000 series 4 small bars around where the cores contact the spreader + a lentil-sized dot in the middle. With the 3000 series I've changed it up a bit by putting on a really thin layer across the whole heatspreader then following up...
  16. cyberguyz

    Decision between AM4 motherboards

    I would have said Gigabyte X570 Aorus Master but it appears you no like "Gigasuck" :D
  17. cyberguyz

    Would this new Corsair AIO option cover an entire 3960x?

    Does not work with the Threadripper either directly or with hacking on a TR mount. Intel socket 115x or AMD AM4 only and then they are separate bloc/pumps not a single block/pump with multiple mounts. Not sure about AM2 or 3x at lease one of those deviate on hole spacing a bit.
  18. cyberguyz

    Corsair iCUE 3.24.52 out

    I've used it for a up until I blew another channel out of my Corsair Commander with my DDC pump . But so far I've blown 2 fan channels out trying to properly monitor the pump (30W). It seems the Corsair Commander is good for no more than 10W/40W per Channel/Overall so bye-bye channels 1 & 6. I...
  19. cyberguyz

    What motherboard to get for threadripper 3?

    I've recently moved to the Gigabyte TRX40 Master + 3970X setup. Using the same 64gb (4 sticks) GSkill Trident 3200mhz CL14 memory that I had in my previous Asrock X399 TaiChi + 1950X that would have a tough time running at standard XMP settings. The new setup drives that same memory at 3600...
  20. cyberguyz

    Nokia 9 PureView: The World's First Quintuple Camera Smartphone

    OMG smartphone makers are going apeshit with all this cameras stuff.
  21. cyberguyz

    Help identify mystery AMD SP3 Epyc/TR Dev Board

    It looks to be a reference AMD x399 board. Reference boards were usually only provided to motherboard manufacturers to copy in a consistent manner. Most of the epyc boards I found did not include 3x M.2 drive slots, but did include SAS ports.
  22. cyberguyz

    Cleaning inside of Radiator

    Depends : is a fat radiator or a skinny one?
  23. cyberguyz


    AMD Ryzen and TR require if you are using 4 channels of memory (4 sticks) they need to be in the slots like this: | X | X CPU X | X | <--- where | is populated with memory and X is left empty for ANY x399 Threadripper boards (note my sig -- 4 sticks of memory on an x399 board ;) ). memory...
  24. cyberguyz

    Cleaning inside of Radiator

    yeah that automotive stuff is for removing rust (iron oxide) which can end up in the rad from iron engine blocks and water pumps - you don't really use it with all-alu engines and water pumps. I would suggest getting yourself a bottle of Pepsi or Coke, fill your rad with that & let it set for a...
  25. cyberguyz

    The mighty little Wraith Stealth

    very nice. I would say that with your light usage patterns it is pretty much pointless overclocking on all cores. You would be better served simply setting everything to stock clocks and let PB2 handle the overclock to 4.3+ Ghz when it is needed - something the Ryzen 2000 series excel at. It...
  26. cyberguyz

    Quick - Which CPU to buy?

    Stop buying lottery tickets. You've used up a lifetime's luck right there.
  27. cyberguyz

    ASRock X370 Killer SLI running DDR 3200 @ 2400?

    Ram speeds are based on Intel's XMP specs. You have to enable XMP in bios to use it. As well because it is based on an Intel spec, AMD does not treat it as the holy grail. To get full benefit of the memory speeds or overclock further you need to massage your ram timings and voltages. That can...
  28. cyberguyz

    MSI RTX 2070 Ventus watercooled with Swiftech MCW50 (New mounting hole dimensions)

    Yeah the Swiftech MCP600/original Laing D5 is before the Chinese cloners started putting out their copies. Had one of the Swiftechs many years ago. It was the cream of the crop pump back then.
  29. cyberguyz

    Multiple Carriers Pledge to Stop Selling Geolocation Data

    lol Damage Control. Bastards got caught with their hands down their customers' pants.
  30. cyberguyz

    MSI RTX 2070 Ventus watercooled with Swiftech MCW50 (New mounting hole dimensions)

    That style of block does not help the video power management or ram. They were OK for the older cards since those parts didn't throw out quite as much heat. Since you removed the stock cooler is there some plan to actively cool those parts with a fan blowing at it or something? Some nice copper...
  31. cyberguyz

    Quick Question: if CPU support up to 2.4GHz, why would a MB support memory speed up 3.8GHz?

    I believe that is the assumption. Remember too that the motherboard supports from the lowest bin to the highest of that cpu generation. So they also assume that if you are buying a high-spec motherboard that you intend to possibly overclock it. Ergo they tell you the upper limit of their memory...
  32. cyberguyz


    Actually it makes tons of business sense. AMD knows they have a reputation as being a less costly solution compared to Intel. You can bet your boots that they will compete hard on both the performance and value fronts. And being less costly than Intel causes consumers (us) to look to them for...
  33. cyberguyz

    update needed help

    The latest direct from amd are : 18.10.1810 (yes, that is newer that As you did not say what motherboard you are installing them on I will direct you to go to their support site and answer the questions for yourself.
  34. cyberguyz

    Lexar Launches 1TB SD Card

    UHS-1 and U3 means it would work very nicely on my D7500 shooter. Downside is my cam has no backup slot tho so a card error could possibly trash up to 1tb of pics. @$500 though perfectly reasonable for the size and speed of that card, I will prolly stick to carrying a few 256GB extra cards and...
  35. cyberguyz

    Zen 2 on B350 motherboard?

    AMD has hinted at putting things other than cores in chiplet packages. I suspect you would see 7nm GPU silicon sitting in that unused space for their APUs. As for pressute balance, the announcement is still pretty early yet. They could also put a hunk of blank silicon there for IHS support...
  36. cyberguyz

    New and Improved Watercooling Sticky - Post Your Systems Here

    You filed you loop with milk??!! OMFG!! j.k. It looks great.
  37. cyberguyz

    My First Personal AMD Box in a While

    My previous AMD setup was an Athlon (Mustang) Socket A. Been riding the Intel train until AMD came out with the Threadrippers. Not regretting it in the least.
  38. cyberguyz


    *eyes my TR 1950X* - I would be more than open to a 3950X TR.