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Comment reply on Eibe's Completed Build: Ryzen 202

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I had to mod the cooler. You can find the measurements of the card online. I have replaced it with a 2070 so I am not sure. Heads up: the 580 is a bit hot for the 202.

Comment reply on AMDinator's Completed Build: Mini ITX SG13 Ryzen 7 Ultra 1080P 60FPS+ Portable Gaming / Workstation Box.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Can a 140mm fan (not AIO, so no radiator) fit with a Sapphire RX 580?

Comment reply on Yellowwin's Completed Build: Her new bed......

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

Clean and good looking. (bonus points for red team :D)

Comment reply on SKK's Completed Build: Project V

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Then he also needs to flip the fan positions of the CPU cooler since they are taking air from the back to the front of the case.

Comment reply on Redbear44's Completed Build: White Box

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

The honeycomb on the side is design as exhaust not intake.
In the InWin 301 intake is from the bottom, and exhaust is on the back and front.

Comment reply on oblivionofficial's Completed Build: Oblivicomputer

  • 17 months ago
  • 3 points

I would work a bit more on cable management for both aesthetics and cooling performance. Nice build overall though!

Comment reply on edurieux's Completed Build: Linux Ryzen Workstation

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

How are the motherboard temperatures? I have heard bad things about them up to the point that caused the M.2 SSDs crashing because of high temperatures from the mobo.

Comment reply on apruitt79's Completed Build: Shifty 1600X Productivity Build

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

All the horrors of VRM overheating are just bad temperature reads then?

Comment reply on ThreeBic's Completed Build: AMD #BetterRed V2

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks good! Have you overclocked anything yet?

I would try to manage those cable below the GPU for temperatures and aesthetics though.

Comment reply on XenonFenix's Completed Build: First time putting together a PC

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Have you installed the G.Skill RGB control software to control the LEDs?

Comment reply on Mariosun's Completed Build: One Red Ryzen

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

What voltage did you set to get 3.8GHz?

Comment reply on xXMlgG3merXx's Completed Build: My First Gaming PC (Monster Build)

  • 18 months ago
  • 2 points

Oh interesting. That's new to me, never seen it like that! Sorry for the bad advice then.

Comment reply on xXMlgG3merXx's Completed Build: My First Gaming PC (Monster Build)

  • 18 months ago
  • 3 points

By plugging the RAM like that it goes into single channel and it's slower than dual channel. Plug the RAM stick in the 2nd slot in the 3rd one (there should be a slot of space between them).

Comment reply on Framedamage's Completed Build: Project: Arctic Shade

  • 18 months ago
  • 2 points

So you cut the sleeves in half and wrapped them around the tubing? You didn't detach the raditor/block (which would be kinda silly :P) to slide them in right?

Comment reply on Framedamage's Completed Build: Project: Arctic Shade

  • 18 months ago
  • 2 points

How did you get the white sleeves around the AIO tubing?
Super nice btw.

Also, why a 7700K and not a Ryzen chip or 8600K/8700K?

Comment reply on Matt_Rav's Completed Build: My (First) Gaming PC Build

  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

How did you get the RX 580 for 102.5 GBP? I did not even find prices close to that one when I bought mine (which was before the crypto craze).

Comment reply on Prevacator's Completed Build: Ryzen HTPC

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Curiosity: why a 1050 instead of a 1030?

Comment reply on Enea907's Completed Build: Entry Level Gaming PC 580 EUR

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

He/she probably have the Display-based fps cap activated at 60, since the monitor is probably 60Hz.

Comment reply on Eibe's Completed Build: Ryzen 202

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Good luck with it :) Upgrading from the Biostar X370GTN was a HUGE deal for me. Loving the Asus board!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First Gaming Build"

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

If only gaming, get the 8600K or Ryzen 5 1600. No need to splurge on 8700k.

Comment reply on ernest_vanilla's Completed Build: Black & White Ryzen PC

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Sleek and elegant. Love it.

Comment reply on randomguy99's Completed Build: Ryzen 7 + Node 202 Cooler Mod College Build

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

How did you attach it with tape if there is the vapor chamber in the middle of the heatsink?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "i7 7700k or i5 8600k"

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

I have a Ryzen 5 1600 (stock clock) and with a RX 580 (stock clock) I run CS:GO at 250-400 fps depending on the area, LoL capped at 144 fps... If you are playing eSports titles Intel isn't necessary to get past 144 fps (it would still provide more framerates, but more than you need to be honest).

Considering the workload you mentioned I agree with Ender_Mist and would get a R7 1700... Plus, you get a socket that is supported until 2020, unlike Z270/Z370 with LGA1151 that won't be usable with the next generation of Intel CPUs.

Comment reply on Isshesober's Completed Build: Portable work/Media PC

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Are the two 50mm fans useful? Was considering to get them as well to lower RAM and MOSFET temperatures. Also, why did you install them to push air into the case instead of pulling it out of it?

Comment reply on Toffee_Bear's Completed Build: First Gaming Rig

  • 24 months ago
  • 3 points

While Ryzen is better than the FX lineup, there's absolutely NO reason to throw away that FX-8350. Just stick with it, it will serve you well enough until Zen 2 (7nm) comes out.

Comment reply on Unaccounted4's Completed Build: Unaccounted4's Ryzen Build

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Not saying that it's useless and you shouldn't use it :) I was just surprised that you bought it, that's all!

Comment reply on Unaccounted4's Completed Build: Unaccounted4's Ryzen Build

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Isn't the RAM cooler a bit overkill considering that the Ryzen stock cooler has a push-down fan (meaning that the air will still go to your RAM as well)?

Comment reply on 16edfoun's Completed Build: First PC Gaming Build

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

If the CPU overheats it lowers its performance to reduce heat production. The 7600k usually throttles at 100C. Ergo, if the CPU is "stable" at 99C it means that it's throttling.

Comment reply on 16edfoun's Completed Build: First PC Gaming Build

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

It limits overclocking, therefore performance. If it makes the CPU throttle, then it does affect performance (which it might do since 7600K don't come with a stock cooler technically). It's also very noisy.

Comment reply on Eibe's Completed Build: Ryzen 202

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! I will look into it, thanks for the tip.

Comment reply on Eibe's Completed Build: Ryzen 202

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey, thought of updating you since you asked this a while back.
I found a trolley-bag from Eastpak that was just the right size for the node + some added rubber foam. You can look at the pictures I've added of it if you want.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "I challenge you."

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

It's not about redoing it, it's about the capacitors in the mobo blowing up for overheating after extensive usage. To each their own I guess.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "This Time It's Personal."

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

You are linking a video from when Ryzen 5 just got released and wasn't optimised at all.
Is that fair?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "I challenge you."

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Yea, but B350 (especially cheap B350s) overclocking is not going to last long term as the VRMs are bad... So is there any point in paying extra for something that you shouldn't use?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "This Time It's Personal."

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

It's not i7-7700 vs Ryzen 7... Don't advise crap please.
As you can see the Ryzen 5 1600 beats the i5-7600 in most games.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZvX9BMqokcI
...and destroys it in all other tasks (except single core performance)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First build wondering if it is okay?"

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Get a 1080, with a slightly lower wattage PSU (still good quality) - only $10 more.

https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/list/qvGWpb

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First build wondering if it is okay?"

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

B350 boards can overclock but have bad VRMs (which get more hot with OCing). Plus, they are probably not going to be suitable for Zen2/Zen3 because of that.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "This Time It's Personal."

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

The problem with MSI VRMs is related to AM4 motherboards, not LGA1151 (I have no idea how those are).

Comment reply on Forum Topic "This Time It's Personal."

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Ryzen 5 1600 pulls more FPS than a core i5 (but less than an i7), just saying.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What do you think of this build?"

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

It's a few FPS at most, not even going to notice the difference.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First build wondering if it is okay?"

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Asus Prime X370 Pro: very good VRMs for the price (and good memory support).
If you don't overclock maybe get the Asus Strix B350-F.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "This Time It's Personal."

  • 26 months ago
  • 2 points

Get a Ryzen 5 1600. Much better bang for the buck. If you get the MSI Arctic AM4 motherboard (it's the only white one), just don't overclock on it... Bad VRMs.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First build wondering if it is okay?"

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Don't recommend MSI AM4 motherboards please, they are the poorest quality of all for that socket.
Also, even if you don't OC CCX communication is better with high speed RAM, why go with 2133MHz ... ?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First build wondering if it is okay?"

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Stay away from MSI AM4 motherboards, they are the worst out there.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "I challenge you."

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 1400 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $194.99 @ Newegg Canada
Motherboard ASRock - A320M-DGS Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $59.50 @ Vuugo
Memory Team - Vulcan 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $149.99 @ Newegg Canada
Storage ADATA - Ultimate SU800 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $64.82 @ DirectCanada
Video Card Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1060 3GB 3GB Mini ITX OC Video Card $263.99 @ PC Canada
Case Deepcool - TESSERACT SW ATX Mid Tower Case $49.99 @ Newegg Canada
Power Supply Corsair - CX (2017) 450W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $54.98 @ DirectCanada
Wireless Network Adapter StarTech - PEX300WN2X2 PCI-Express x1 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi Adapter $19.96 @ Amazon Canada
Case Fan Deepcool - WIND BLADE 120 53.6 CFM 120mm Fan $6.99 @ Newegg Canada
Case Fan Deepcool - WIND BLADE 120 53.6 CFM 120mm Fan $6.99 @ Newegg Canada
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $892.20
Mail-in rebates -$20.00
Total $872.20
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-09-04 18:53 EDT-0400

I went with an A320 board because overclocking on B350s is not ideal anyway.

Differences:
- Worse CPU OC potential
- Better memory (and CPU performance because of Infinity Fabric)
- Less storage
- Better GPU

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What do you think of this build?"

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

I would get a Ryzen 5 1600 and save you some bucks. It will not bottleneck the 1080 and you are going to have a better CPU overall.

I am unsure about your budget: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/g2HwBP
If it's higher then you could get a 1080 Ti.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First time builder looking for opinions and encouragement"

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

As Djdue167 said, get an SSD - it will make a huge difference. You might want to consider adding two fans to the front of the case (top and rear are included with it), but that's entirely optional as your build should not produce too much heat (maybe get them only if you leave in a warm country).

Comment reply on pimtrain's Completed Build: Small form factor, but big game

  • 26 months ago
  • 3 points

I am aware that Intel is better than Ryzen for what concerns games but we are talking about a 5% performance gain, against a -20% on everything else (VR included).

I mean, I can understand an i7-7700k, but hardly an i5 nowadays.

Other than that, the build is still really good.

Comment reply on pimtrain's Completed Build: Small form factor, but big game

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Curious about why you went with a Core i5 7600k instead of a Ryzen 5 1600 considering the big perfomance difference between the two CPUs.

Comment reply on Eibe's Completed Build: Ryzen 202

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

I actually changed to 1306Mhz and 1075mV after a crash the day after. Temperatures are still much lower than stock clocks. I will think about getting the fans, but the GPU support is very nice (especially since I need to bring the PC on the plane). By the way, would you remove the GPU or any other componenent prior to taking the flight? (I will keep it with me as carry-on).

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