Does modding the card involve anything physical or is it software based?
Also would modding the card void the warranty? (I've contacted Asus about the warranty and they stated that as long as overclocking and undervolting doesn't cause damage to the card itself then it doesn't void the warranty)
Also are there any dangers of damaging the card with modding it to increase power limits?
That cooler is perfectly fine for cooling the Ryzen 5 2600 and stock and would be able to hold its boost clocks. If you were to overclock your CPU that cooler may not manage to push it very far, and probably wouldn't result in much gain over the boost speeds of the CPU. I use a Deepcool Gammax GT cooler on my Ryzen which has a bit better cooling potential and I've managed to overclock my CPU to 4GHz at 1.325V maxing out at 75C in aida64. Mileage may vary on your overclock due to silicon lottery.
The Corsair Vengeance memory is low profile and will be perfectly fine for the cooler you stated, as well as the one I use, the only problem that could arise with low profile ram is if your using a 2 fan cooler such as the dark rock pro 4 or the noctua NH-15.
Clearing the CMOS will revert all changes you've made to the BIOS back to default settings.
I managed to Overclock to 4Ghz @1.325V stable as it won't reach 4.1Ghz stable @1.35V, think i got a bad chip.
So given my OC is 4Ghz @1.325V would you say this is a safe voltage that will keep the longevity of the chip if running 24/7?
I used the manual and managed to get it to work, thanks!
I had to turn put the response time to standard rather than fastest.
Inside my monitors control panel(using the attached button/know) the FreeSync option is also greyed out. I heard somewhere that it's due to the monitors backlight strobing which needs to be turned off, however i can't find an option to do that anywhere
I can’t go much higher in my budget, I should there anything I can sacrifice on to afford 1 or 2 fans?
Would the vega 64 strix or nitro+ be the better pick for performance and cooling?
Doesn’t the m.2 drive take up PCIe lanes?
In bf1 my CPU is almost always reaching 100% where as my gpu was sitting at a measely 40-50% I'm guessing this is due to it being CPU intensive. In other games like RS6 there a similar problems at times where it occasionally reaches 100% but not so much compared to bf1. There's no thermal throttling occuring or power delivery problems according msi after burner and Intel extreme tuning utility
The main reason is because the a few games that I tend to play get bottlenecked by the i5 6500, since I play at 1080p 144hz the CPU is more dependant, so all in all I’m mainly looking to optimise my experience so I can keep a good 100+FPS on ultra, since atm to my surprise I’m getting around 50-60fps with a large amount of stuttering in bf1 for example. I’m not sure whether it’s my part personally or just the performance of the make of cpu in general. After 2 years of using it I think I’m ready to upgrade to a newer generation too.
I’m looking at the X470 Gaming Pro board, it’s advertised at 11 power phases however I can’t find anything on the mosfets or the amps.
There’s sites saying that the 11 phase design on the x470 gaming plus edition really has 4 power phases, however I’m unsure whether the pro version is the same.
Gaming at 144hz 1080p ultra settings, I know most people will recommend an i5 instead however i’d like to keep the i7 as I’m looking to use this system for 3+ years and my pc usage may change by then
I've changed the GPU to the gigabyte G1 Gaming as it seems to satisfy me, but going on about cpu coolers I really want a fairly quite one that keeps low temratures at all times and will last longer.
https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/YfW9TW/silenx-cpu-cooler-efz120ha5 How about this fan?
One reason I chose the power supply I have now is incase I want to upgrade in the future, also if I was to could you recommend a fan?
You could also get a cheaper wireless card
If your only gaming I suggest I cheaper processor and then downgrade to a fan, you will not need that 64gb of ram I suggest at most 32gb for gaming you might want to get a cheaper hard drive to add an ssd other than that this build is a beast and will do great things
I think I'm going to stick with my current one it fits my needs
Ok, you've been really helpful thanks :)
Ok, I watched a few videos and apparently the 6600 isn't worth the extra £20 for 0.1 extra ghz
I'm pretty sure the graphics card is more important for resolution
Shall I go for a B150 or H170?
https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/GYH48d/asrock-motherboard-fatal1tyz170gamingk4 What about this guy?
Ok I'll look abit more into good motherboards for the chipset and gaming, I have checked about Z170 but I thought they were mainly if you wanted to OC the CPU
Speaking of the fan for a cpu what would be an average temp while playing games? And if the temp is good.
I'm on a pretty tight budget so I'm going to try stick with the stock cooler, but what is the benefit of an aftermarket cooler?
Kk, sounds good :)
Oh ok thanks :) so with this build do you think it would run games like GTA V overwatch, battlefield, watchdogs and all the newer games coming out well in 1440p
Also I'm wondering whether a cpu cooler stock fan is worth it? Or if the i5 fan good enough how it is, and if I was to get a fan would I need thermal paste?
Thanks for the feedback :) I'll change some things now