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Comment reply on Forum Topic "Another Intel VS AMD thread. VR build"

  • 19 months ago
  • 4 points

Get a 2700x and spend the difference on upgrading the 1070 to a 1080.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "R7 2700X vs i9 9900K for streaming?"

  • 19 months ago
  • 4 points

The 9990K is the better chip. It will perform better for the tasks you have asked us about.

These two products both have different performance levels, they also have different pricing, giving them a different price/performance ratio.

If that difference is "worth" the extra cost is only something you can decide. Is paying the $275 higher cost for a 9900k, and possibly a higher level motherboard and a cooling solution if you don't have one already something you're going to be anxious about spending?

If you want a really good value proposition and don't care enough about performance to go to the bleeding edge get the 2700x.

If you aren't as worried about value, and care more about raw performance, go for the 9900k.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "case help"

  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

Just keep in mind that many cases on support a 280 rad in the front (especially the cheaper ones), and many of those require remove of drive cages.

I'd go with the Fractal Design Focus G, although you might want to do some research because of the way I think you have to remove the drive bay in the bottom of the case, and where are you going to put your drives?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "For longevity, and temps, which way to go?"

  • 19 months ago
  • 0 points

On a z370 board I'd go with an 8700k or 8086k.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "FreeNAS/Plex Build"

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

get some ECC ram. you should probably ask for info on the freenas forum.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "500gb 960 evo or 1TB 860 evo"

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

I've got an 840 Evo a couple years ago that still works perfectible fine and is quick enough so just get whatever the biggest capacity in the form factor you want. I'm going 970 Evo's in my new build but that's more because I don't want to deal with installing sata drives.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Rat fuk bastards at Intel took my 9900k pre-order money and ran for the hillz"

  • 19 months ago
  • 5 points

You mean newegg took your money.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "9700k or 9900k for gaming/coding?"

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Get the 9700k unless you really really want the bleeding edge.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Mother board options wanted - Gaming PC build"

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

MSI Gaming Pro Carbon (there's also a wifi version which is more expensive). https://pcpartpicker.com/product/DXCrxr/msi-z370-gaming-pro-carbon-atx-lga1151-motherboard-z370-gaming-pro-carbon

If that's still too much, then MSI - Z370 KRAIT

Comment reply on Forum Topic "recommend me a gaming keyboard"

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

I've had a K90 for ~8 years so I'd have no trouble recommending the K95 on Cherry Reds.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Mother board options wanted - Gaming PC build"

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Z370 Taichi.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Scarcity of USB ports on new Z390 motherboards."

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Taichi has 8 on the back inc a Type-C, and headers for another Type C and two more header blocks for 3.1.

If you need more than 8, and you can't use a hub for it, you'd probably just need a PCIE card.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "120 or 240?"

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

If your case can fit then the 240.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "RoG Strix X470-F Gaming or X470 Aorus Gaming 5 WiFi?"

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

The gigabyte will have wifi built in.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "AM4 Socket: Best Reason to Go Team Red?"

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Just personally I've never upgraded a CPU only instead of just buying a new motherboard & ram. So socket 'upgradability' isn't something that matters to me.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What RAM speed is best for gaming?"

  • 19 months ago
  • 0 points

The sweet spot is 3200mhz CL 14, from someone like G.Skill or Corsair.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "8600K + 1080ti combo?"

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "High End Air Cooler or Low End AIO?"

  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

120mm AIO's are a waste of time.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Recommendations on making this a cheaper build?"

  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

Maybe stick with the stock cooler, drop the 2tb HDD to a 1tb drive, find a case which has a good power supply in it for less than the $100 of your case + PSU (alternatively, you probably don't need 650w anyway) and see if you can find any 2x4gb RAM kits that cost less than $55.

You could probably get a cheaper monitor as well.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "atx mid tower case"

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Fractal Meshify C or a Fractal Define R5 or R6 with the front panel taken off.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "ASRock Z390 Taichi has wrong metadata?"

  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

According to the manual:

M2_1 disables SATA3_0 and SATA3_1. Regardless of being NVME or Sata. M2_3 disables SATA3_4 and SATA3_5. Again regardless of being NVME or Sata.

M2_2 disables SATA3_3 ONLY if it's a Sata M.2 device.

If you put NVME drives in M2_1 and M2_3 then you lose SATA ports 0, 1, 4 and 5 leaving you with only 4 slots.

Using NVME in M2 1 & 3 and Sata M.2 in M2 2 (the 'worst case scenario') knocks out SATA ports 0, 1, 3, 4, 5 leaving you with 3_2 off the main board Chipset, and A1 & A2 which are run on a separate ASMEDIA chipset.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$700 GODLIKE Motherboard: Why?"

  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

Ah cool. Might have heard it wrong on their livestream when they talked about it.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$700 GODLIKE Motherboard: Why?"

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

It's expensive because it has two add-in cards, one that is for streaming (I don't know exactly what, but it's for streamers) and another that adds 4 more M.2 slots.

Beside chip compatibility and size, you should look at the VRM/Power Delivery if you're getting a high end processor and especially if you're overclocking. After that you're looking at things like SATA/M.2 slots, fan headers, if it has high end networking that you can take advantage of, and the quality of any on board audio if that matters to you.

The best quality/value motherboard in z390 is the regular Asrock Taichi model.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Recommend me the best SSD Drive on the market"

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

970 Pro with a PCI-E M.2 card.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Disadvantages of small case builds"

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd ask yourself the question, are you *that strapped for space? If you compare a Fractal Meshify C to the Meshify Mini Micro ATX the size difference is minuscule, it's not even 2 inches (40mm). And what you sacrifice are things like PCI-Lanes & connectors, fan headers, space to manage cabling, air flow, and an easy build.

Is giving up multiple PCI-Slots & Lanes, better airflow, more cable management room worth the smaller space the case requires?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "I need advice on how to cool down my PC for tropical weather"

  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

To do it simply while still being reasonably quiet:

Buy an additional Fractal Dynamic X2 GP-12 fan, two Noctua NF-P14s Redux-1200 fans, and two Noctua NA-SYC2 3-Pin Y-Cables.

Move the fan you get in the front of your case to the top of the case, install alongside the additional GP-12 fan you bought. Install the two Noctua fans in the front of the case.

You have four fan headers. Connect the CPU Fan to your CPU header. Connect the rear fan to your closest rear fan header. Connect the two top fans to one of the splitters, then connect it to a fan header. Connect the two Noctua fans to the other splitter and then onto the fan header.

These fans will all run at their fastest automatically so you won't need to worry about doing things in the BIOS (except the CPU Cooler fan, although your bios will probably do that automatically anyway).

If you can't get those fans in your country, then substitute with a good 120mm fan, two good 140mm fans you can get locally, and you will still need the splitters.

The next step up would be things like 2000 RPM Noctua Industrial PPC PWM fans which are more expensive but are a lot faster on 4 pins also requiring you to check our BIOS and set them up.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Why are cpus shipped with coolers that nobody will use?"

  • 19 months ago
  • 5 points

Because the vast vast majority of people buying CPU's will just install the stock cooler. Most people never even open their PC case. They have no idea what is inside.

Intel is removing stock coolers from high end products more for branding purposes (it makes the product feel more premium for enthusiasts) and AMD has decided to spend a little bit more money making their coolers better.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Fastest recommended OS m.2"

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

970 Pro is the fastest normal NVME drive.

I got a 970 Evo for my boot drive though.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need help choosing a new case."

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Fractal Define R6 TG

Has glass panel. Can mount a front 240 radiator and comes in blackout, black with white highlights, and white (with black highlights).

I suggest if you get it to take off the front panel so you have better airflow.

They also do them in a USB-C model if your motherboard supports a type c connector.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "970 Evo 500GB or 1TB?"

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

The only difference between 500gb & 1tb models of this the same drive, is longevity. They all have the 5 year warranty, but they have different Terabytes Written warranties.

  • 250gb = 150TBW
  • 500gb = 300TBW
  • 1000gb = 600TBW
  • 2000gb = 1200TBW

In my new system (will be complete once I get my 9900k) I actually went with one 500gb for a boot drive and one 1tb drive for normal storage. Plus my old 840 1tb for scratch purposes/downloads etc.

I wanted to go with a 970 pro (which is faster and has better longevity at 600TBW for the 512gb model pro vs the 300tb for 500gb evo) but the company I bought my stuff from they were sold out. It won't be a big deal in the end.

In short, just get the 1tb model and use a 100gb partition to install your OS on (or leave it all on the same drive if you aren't OCD about these things like I am, which is why I even bought a 500gb drive to use as a boot drive in the first place).

Or the 500gb if you don't want to pay the higher price.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$1300 Australian Black and Red Gaming Build Cooler Suggestions"

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Doesn't that come with a Wraith Spire which is a pretty good one?

AIO's are all made by the same company because of a stupid patent decision

I'd go with a Hyper 212X because water cooling AIO's are going to be above $100.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What do you prefer, AMD or Intel?"

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Hahah.

No aliens, just the power of compound interest and small accruing amounts.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "case fans recommendations"

  • 19 months ago
  • -1 points

Noctua Industrial PWM's are really good and they are black colour so will fit in with a scheme.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "External casings for internal type Hard Drives?"

  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

Why cant you put them back in the pc?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Confused about the reaction to the 9900K"

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

"Investment". I'm not buying an investment, I'm buying a computer part.

You can say that the part is expensive compared to other parts, but the part itself is basically a known quantity in terms of it's performance, so for some people (like me) it is a perfectly acceptable amount of money.

The difference between what it cost for my 9900k and what it would cost for a 2700x, is the equivalent of $1.85 USD per week when I've begun saving money per week after I finished my current build 4 years ago.

Sure, you might be able to buy loads, but you can hardly disagree that there is a huge amount of the community who are deep in the budget category.

The AMD fanboys are dumping on the benchmarks like it'll actually make a difference to Intel's sales, and other people are complaining about the cost because they've got nothing better to do.

I can't afford a $500,000 car, why would I waste my energy bitching about those cars value?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Confused about the reaction to the 9900K"

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

People who can't afford high end parts will always come up with reasons not to get them to make them feel better.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What do you prefer, AMD or Intel?"

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Intel. Gave up on AMD/Radeon products about 10 years ago after having nothing but trouble with the drivers on the last PC I had with their products.

Now they might have decent products, albeit slower than Intel, but I have long-term budgets and for PC's, I usually put away $10 to $20 a week and over my 4/5 year upgrade cycle it lets me not have to worry too much about pricing.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Large Capacity HDDs for Everyday Use"

  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

If you're serious about a media storage device, you should just get a Synology with 5 or 8 ports like a DS1817 and use SHR with 2 Disk Redundancy. Make your main PC ssd only.

Since you're already apparently using nearly 12tb drives, you'll want to fill it with probably a minimum of four 8TB Ironwolf drives and maybe upgrade the ram. Synology has the ability to add new drives 1 at a time so you can slowly fill it up for more capacity.

Or if you feel like getting a bit more hands on, create your own Xpenology server. I did that a few years ago with a N54L Microserver and 4 (or 5, I forget) HGST drives, to make a 11tb NAS. Works great.

https://xpenology.org/

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need help choosing between these two motherboards"

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Get the Hero. The other is low-mid tier.

It's worth the price.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "G.Skill Ripjaws V DDR4 3200Mhz (F4-3200C16D-16GVKB)"

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

It appears that G.Skill C16 timed RAM isn't supported (or at least, quality checked) on that board.

From their list, I believe these are all the Trident Z modules:

  • F4-3200C14D-16GTZ
  • F4-3200C14D-16GTZKY
  • F4-3200C14D-16GTZKW
  • F4-3200C14D-16GTZSW
  • F4-3200C14D-16GTZSK

And these are the Ripjaws versions:

  • F4-3200C14D-16GVK
  • F4-3200C14D-16GVR

As far as I can tell they all functionally identical.

I'd just find the cheapest out of that list or whatever of the list is in stock where you're going to buy the rest of your stuff from.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Case fan"

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm pretty sure it's 3 pin non-pwm.

PWM is 4 pin.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Focus G Help"

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

No SSD?

Probably the best things for your system will be sleeved extensions for the motherboard power (24 & 8 pin) connectors, and maybe some glue backed loops for cable ties that you can put onto the motherboard tray, a 90 degree sata connector for the hard drive because that might be an issue according to the second video I linked.

Watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HkB-GNEt9Fk

This will give you a good introduction to cable management.

This video has a really nice system built into it, and gives you a great example of cable management in your actual case. Except of course that they have an AIO instead of your regular air cooler, but there's not a big difference. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y51PcKa901I

The last thing that might help is finding something that hides where all the cables plug into the power supply. A piece of acrylic or something that is either black, or matches the colour of the case.

Lastly the fans in the case are White not RGB I believe, you will probably need an LED strip or three in white to light up the interior properly if that's what you want to do.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Case fan"

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Based on the model number I don't believe it is, because Fractal puts 'PWM' in the model number if it is.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Dishonest, Misleading, Manipulated, Bogus, Biased, False Core i9-9900K Benchmarks lead to massively skewed results"

  • 20 months ago
  • -1 points

This is literally my experience. I had a i7 950 PC, I've got my 4790k now, both with Nvidia cards. The two PC's I had before the 950 were AMD/Radeon based, and the reason I went with the 950 was because of how much trouble I got with drivers on it, so I switched to Intel/Nvidia and haven't had problems since.

But you say that and suddenly you're a fanboy for having the nerve to use one set of products, then switch to another because of issues, then stick with that product because they've worked well for you.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Case fan placement"

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Get Noctua Industrial PPC 2000rpm PWM fans to use with your motherboard fan controller.

You'll get a bit lower temps on the CPU with an intake front mount than you will with a top mount exhaust, but it won't be outlandish differences. No reason not to do it.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Best games under $5?"

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

Peggle! Or Peggle Nights!

Unfortunately none of these seem to be at $5 on Steam right now, but games that sometimes go on sale at $5 that are worth it imo are: FTL: Faster On Light, Door Kickers, Limbo, Hotline Miami, Braid, Papers Please, Trials 2: Second Edition.

A 1 month EA Access membership might be worth it, as you could play a lot of the Battlefield Games (I think BF1, BF3, BF4, Bad Company 1, Limbo, the entire Mass Effect trilogy, Dead Space trilogy, Crysis trilogy, Peggle, Titanfall 1 & 2, Mad Max and a bunch of Batman games. You could spend hundreds of hours on the Mass Effect games if they are your thing.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Windows 10 pro n and media features"

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

If anywhere can help you fix it, it would be the MDL forums.

Register an account. I suggest you start at this thread: https://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/windows-update-minitool.64939/

Comment reply on Forum Topic "I feel bad for 5960X owners."

  • 20 months ago
  • 3 points

Linus got his 5960X from Intel about 6 months before I bought my 4790K.

I don't feel bad for him.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "In search for the perfect case"

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Fractal Design Define R6 Black TG

  1. Tempered Glass Side Panel.

  2. If you take off the front door it'll open up a lot of airflow. You can also put fans all of the place. Add a couple of Noctua PPC 2000RPM PWM fans controlled by the motherboard, move the fans in the case to the top of it and add one to the rear and you can move a lot of air.

  3. You'll have to remove some drive cages but it'll fit then.

  4. It's pretty cheap.

  5. Got a lot of cable management room.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Dishonest, Misleading, Manipulated, Bogus, Biased, False Core i9-9900K Benchmarks lead to massively skewed results"

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