potentially faulty, yeah
it's also got an atrocious cooler. single-fan is not sufficient
Amazon clumps similar item reviews together, don't trust it
the BIOS/UEFI is archaic, if a bit more advanced than most
and also Gigabyte's software doesn't work anymore
in addition to the fact that the first was DoA.
most of the problems I've listed here, I've found not worth bothering with, or were easily fixed.
The card cools just fine, and in fact, I've rarely seen it spike over 50% fan speed unless trying to run say...War Thunder at movie-quality settings. The lack of cable management, literally has no effect and I can list at least 3 video experiments with worse setups than mine that cool just as well. And the paste I got wasn't actually pre applied, weirdly enough. I don't bother with overclocks. I'm not looking to break records and I couldn't care less if I see >60FPS :/
1440p also works 100% fine, even in harder-to-run titles.
I do art and I run memory-hog games sometimes. 32Gb was nowhere near overkill. I will agree on the motherboard bit. Never buying Gigascam again.
because I couldn't afford the next step up and I'm very much against going for a "similar" GPU from Nvidia. Y'know...with half the VRAM and 60% of the power.
I regret it more due to the fact that it's a single-fan card
It's loud, and hot, at all times. This is not normal for AMD anymore, it's just a quirk of this card
You could've...I dunno...asked if maybe it was in fact bottlenecking?
Because shocker: it's not.
that said, the GPU really is awful and I regret buying it.
Do I spy Vue?
If so...keep a careful eye on it.
So it may have just been a bad board after all, but basically, 3/4 DRAM slots were 50% dead, only detecting in the BIOS before being Hardware Reserved in windows (thus not working period.)
its BIOS may need to be flashed (via the @BIOS utility by Gigabyte) to version F3. I had to replace mine due to some...internal damage caused by physical trauma that broke the PCI-E slots' connections to the BIOS ^;
It IS an okay board, but you are getting what you pay for....plus RGB I saw mentioned nowhere, but hey, it works and can be set to the colors I like :P
Oh, you may want to order a backup CMOS battery, the first board I had reset the CMOS each boot because it wouldn't charge and was 100% dead. Swapped with one from an old board and it stopped doing that. not sure if you'll need it, but I'd keep it in mind.
Sadly no a 15mm is too large :c
the gap it'd have to fit in is too small for any fan that is physically possible to make without running on magic; and it'd have AWFUL airflow if it worked anyway
I wanted a Vega because I'm avoiding nVidia entirely. This is not being a fangirl or anything, just branching out (as I've only ever HAD nVidia cards/chips)
I don't need the horsepower of a 10## Ti either, just lower temps and a little more umpth where the 580 couldn't make the cut (Battletech maxed settings)
It's not reference! I did actually order one but instead received THAT piece of trash.
I'm feeling up with it so I'm returning it and I'll be getting a Vega 56 with a proper cooler.
There really isn't any room for a fan there unfortunately. Cable city.
I did get temps to freeze at 70C by making the fan curves even more aggressive.. but holy **** is it loud now
I've actually got both ppc',s set as intakes. At around 60% speed the one fan can push air clear through the opposite side of the case...but it can't help because the dinky 80mm fan on the GPU can't keep up with the heat even at 80%.
Both PPCs are next to the CPU; I wanted the third where you'd expect it to be but as I mentioned, it conflicts with the PSU due to length (blocks the 24pin)
And the RX 580 actually does heat up a ton....the overheat shutdown I experienced last night was proof of this. Also, installing the thermistor cable that my motherboard came with, popping the probe INSIDE the GPU heatsink, and tying the front-most PPC to it has brought temps down a loooot....at the sacrifice of noise generation (50% speed minimum for that one fan, plus a super aggressive GPU fan curve)
I would like to point out that it does make a huge difference. Where the GPU is, it dumps all its hot air into the spot in front of it (the fan is...weird), and that is usually a deadzone. If I don't provide airflow, the GPU's single fan pulls that hot air (as well as the heated air off the back of the PSU) back into the heatsink.
because of how powerful they can get. I have them tied to the GPU temp. If it goes above 60C they're supposed to ramp up to provide more airflow. unfortunately, #5 and the PSU are
in conflict as mentioned in the post, reducing possible airflow for that end of the case.
Oh and I should mention it handles 1440p60FPS in a lot of games
just not the ones I have or run. :/
I was wondering about that actually, good to know it's Windex safe!
And yeah, spaghetti is my life for now.
Honestly it runs cool enough for me. I'm not overclocking this thing, and the fans basically never get loud with my fan curve :P
And a D9L will NOT fit inside this case. It's very space limited (something the photos may not show off the best)
It's okay. My main issue is that it is pinned at 100% utilization, on a lot of games that it should honestly handle without a sweat. Guess that's the ancient architecture it runs showing it's age.
Do yourself a favor...save longer, buy a Vega.
Measure! Don't be me!
I'm sorry, really. I'd've done something about it if I could.
oddly it's the best SFF cooler for it's size and cost!
Funnily enough the Horus case I used to have has better cable management, just took up more vertical space and was prone to being knocked over...
So I thought this case would be slightly smaller. There is also NO room under the motherboard for my particular cables, the ones that came with the PSU. They're stiff and super-thick sleeved.
It also lacks a side panel window of any kind so if the top is closed, I don't see the cables. It makes no difference for airflow, that's been proven, so I won't fuss around with it, mostly because I really can't.
One thing you could also try to keep that bend from happening is adding short popsicle stick spacers to the screw standoffs for the side panel. Someone else did this and once finished adjusting it they achieved a small gap that let them fit a larger fan without warping the case, and the sticks were hard to see.
Only if you can fit it into the case. If not, I wouldn't.
Could try making a 25mm tall aluminium foil size tester maybe?
Awesome, thank you!
I was wondering if I could fit it so I could put a LEPA BOL 120x25mm fan on it. Not quite noctua performance but it puts out >80CFM and at max RPM it has a bass-tone sound which is easy to tune out.
If its not possible without modding, then I'll stick with a Cooler Master XtraFlow Slim
Mobile site here for me on IE11m
So, may be your end.
With the IS-60, in the Node 202, can you squeeze a 25mm (standard) tall fan in? Or is it just too much?
You're welcome, and again, sorry for not using the format
If you add one to your build before searching for a case, I think it compatibility-filters out cases that don't support it
Thank you but I was asking about liquid coolers specifically ^^;
I know some few AIOs have half-thickness radiators.
OH. Well then....that suuuucks
Ah, I get it mixed up sometimes...
And I see. Sad that no one seems to sell this in the US, or at least SHIP to us.
Well first would be simply making it easier to take the load of hunting SAS compatible boards down off the user, second would be better continuity...why have SAS drive but be unable to find SAS mobos?
Recently yes, but as far as compatibility m.2 is relatively new and sparse, SAS filter would be helpful for a number of reasons.
Under optical drives
M.2 isnt either...nor is Pata(anymore)...so why can we filter by those?
AMD sure does take it's time catching up in a sinking boat :/
I've heard that it can ruin a CPU if you try to remove it...something about abrasions caused by the diamond particles?
The newer lines of their cards are really strong, more than enough for Minecraft.
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The dual core should be plenty, and the 380 should blow through minecraft and most modern titles.
Not the new Nano, it outperforms a 980Ti while using about 100w less power. Albeit it costs $550 USD...olD AMD cards are hungry...
Cyber Monday may be a better bet.
May I ask why you're against AMD's GPUs?
Drop a monitor
Back up to a 950
Back up to a 750Ti
Save $55 extra
Not at that budget unfortunately. The 750Ti is still a valid card though.
Alright, closest I could get in CAD...you may have to lose a monitor and buy it later.
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No, I've only ever had Nvidia, and they're never good for me. Besides, the 980Ti is being quickly outclassed by AMD's cards.
Hmm, I made the list on the canadian site....it said $1663 there
I'm quite against funding NVIDIA at all.
Probably multitasking as well as recording and streaming all at once, not to mention I'd be running everything at maximum resolution with maximum graphics settings.
Nanos are low power but high strength cards making them a logical yet expensive option for intense gaming.
I could do 2 Nanos and less RAM but if I'm spending even close to that much I may as well future-proof it.