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Comment reply on Wooki1's Completed Build: The Mighty red Devil

  • 10 days ago
  • 1 point

Good components, but with some optimisations it will improve even more.

Undervolt the CPU, sell the Wraith Prism cooler and buy a Scythe Fuma 2 or Thermalright Macho Rev.C.

You kinda overspent on the EVGA XC Ultra Gaming, when Gigabyte Gaming OC is $50 cheaper and has better cooling.

Cheers.

Comment reply on jimmy9800's Completed Build: Threadripper 3990x build

  • 11 days ago
  • 2 points

Congrats on being the first with Threadripper 3990X!

About the planned custom loop - you should do a dual loop, separate the CPU and GPU cooling, or at least have a radiator between the two flows, for best results. Use a clear liquid to avoid clogging in the tubes and blocks.

Cheers!

Comment reply on davidariew's Completed Build: FLUFFYMAX

  • 17 days ago
  • 1 point

Powerful build!

It looks like you're using NH-U14S TR4-SP3 cooler, not NH-U9 TR4-SP3.

Cheers.

Comment reply on burgers_bobs's Completed Build: Gaemer Build

  • 17 days ago
  • 2 points

The real problem is that Intel Core i7-9700K reaches 95°C and the hot exhaust air from the NZXT Kraken X62 goes directly into the GPU. CPU core degradation for Intel starts at 75-80°C. Lower your clocks or undervolt it.

Asus TUF is known to have bad cooling. Undervolt it, change its thermal paste and set a custom fan curve.

Comment reply on Kaioitalo's Completed Build: Budget gaming 1440p small form, 1st build

  • 17 days ago
  • 1 point

If he still has the Strix - an easy fix is to reapply the thermal paste to the GPU cores.

Asus is known to use very bad thermal pastes on their GPUs. Just changing that will give him -10°C. Good pastes:

  • Thermalright TF8

  • Gelid Solutions GC-Extreme

  • Phanteks PH-NDC

Comment reply on dbabyak17's Completed Build: First Time Build 2K Under 2K

  • 17 days ago
  • 2 points

Nice components.

How to ptimise the video card's performance - use MSI Afterburner to also apply a "-0.100V" offset to the GPU.

Icrease the power slider of the GPU in the range from +20 to +50%, whichever is stable, and apply a custom fan curve:

  • 33% at 0-30°C

  • 40% at 50°C

  • 100% at 80°C

Comment reply on A_noob_at_PC_builds's Completed Build: First build (very upgradeable)

  • 17 days ago
  • 2 points

Exactly. This is the reason for his video card reaching 80°C.

He also needs a rear exhaust fan.

A_noob_at_PC_builds - Apply a "-0.100V" offset to the CPU in the BIOS. This will help undervolting the components.

Use MSI Afterburner to also apply a "-0.100V" offset to the GPU. Push the power slider of the GPU in the range of +20 to +50%, whichever is stable, and apply a custom fan curve:

  • 33% at 0-30°C

  • 40% at 50°C

  • 100% at 80°C

Comment reply on Tallest.Tony's Completed Build: Accidental UFO

  • 18 days ago
  • 2 points

Processor core degradation starts at around 71-75°C for Ryzen. According to your posted info yours has reached 82°C.

Having a good CPU cooler is not just for eye candy, it extends the build's lifespan and improves the performance.

Cheers.

Comment reply on Tallest.Tony's Completed Build: Accidental UFO

  • 19 days ago
  • 1 point

Nice build, but you need more airflow:

Also - put an aftermarket cooler on the CPU. Best suggestions:

Cheers.

Comment reply on DjentDog's Completed Build: TONKAWOOF (Sleeper Cell)

  • 19 days ago
  • 2 points

This is just the current price, which appears automatically on PCPartPicker - MSI Radeon RX 580 8 GB GAMING X Video Card, not the price he paid.

Most probably he bought it second hand.

Comment reply on atenleggedninja's Completed Build: My build from 2015.

  • 23 days ago
  • 2 points

Actually, the FX-8370 has always been better than FX-9590 in terms of temps, voltages and overclock stability.

But as the others said, the Piledriver architecture is part of history now and you should just upgrade to Ryzen.

Comment reply on CypherMusic's Completed Build: Jet Engine

  • 24 days ago
  • 2 points

Congratulations on you first build!

  • You need to place a front fan to improve the airflow. In the current config the GPU and CPU are starving for air.

  • The Intel E97379-001 cooler is loud and ineffective. Get Arctic Freezer 34 eSports, it's super cheap and does wonders.

  • You kinda overspent on the CPU + Board, considering Ryzen 5 3600 + Tomahawk B450 Max is both faster and $50 cheaper.

Other than that - good job.

Cheers.

Comment reply on customgtp's Completed Build: Grand Finale

  • 27 days ago
  • 1 point

Awesome gaming config!

What voltages/LLC did you use do overclock the R7 3700X?

Comment reply on dereboi666's Completed Build: RGB Budget Build

  • 28 days ago
  • 1 point

Four years ago, Radeon R9 380X was one of my favourite video cards.

Glad to see it is still going strong after all these years.

Gigabyte generally has good cooling, so you can set a custom fan speed curve via MSI Afterburder to lower the temps:

  • 33% at 0-30°C

  • 40% at 50°C

  • 100% at 75°C

Cheers.

Comment reply on amokk's Completed Build: Curtana

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

This looks like a build made by an alien life form!

Comment reply on rapierarch's Completed Build: Sober black

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Awesome build!

Finally someone recognises how good the Arctic fans have become. Noctua fans are just overpriced at this point.

Comment reply on purple_office's Completed Build: My AMD 3950X

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Very good indeed.

You should only turn the side fans as intakes for better airflow logic.

Comment reply on YsmirTheBearded's Completed Build: New Year, Sorta New PC

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Nice build, If your worried about your CPU in modern titles check out the Gamers Nexus video where he revisited the 6600k & 6700k, Even the mid-low range Ryzens outperform the 6600k.

True.

As for the GPU - Navi is great hardware-wise. Software-wise - all early bugs and issues were fixed last year. I haven't viewed a single reviewer complain about 5700 XT's overall performance.

When you look closely at the builds - most of the cases of people with problems were using it with inadequate airflow and cheap bronze/low tier gold power supplies.

Comment reply on StarHammer01's Completed Build: Brother's build

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Hmm, interesting.

In that case, I think swapping the two intakes with two Noctua NF-F12 fans will also help a lot.

Cheers.

Comment reply on StarHammer01's Completed Build: Brother's build

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Interesting classic build in a slim case.

You can lock the Noctua NH-D9L at max RPM for more stable clock speeds, it is inaudible. Try to undervolt the FX, because on auto it can reach 1.5V, and for 4.7GHz it only needs around 1.38-1.435V.

Just undervolt the R9 290, via the GPU options or Afterburner, if possible. The vertical position of the Radeon is starving it for air, place it horizontally for better cooling.

Cheers.

Comment reply on xk991's Completed Build: AMD TR 3970X Workstation

  • 1 month ago
  • 4 points

You don't need liquid cooling. Currently, the best Threadripper air cooler is Thermalright SilverArrow TR4.

You can then swap Silver Arrow's noisy TY-143 2500 RPM stock fan with two NF-A15 HS-PWM fans.

Comment reply on Sephie's Completed Build: Space Heater

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Interesting build. The CPU and GPU are good, but the rest of the components need upgrading.

For better cooling performnce, get Scythe Fuma 2. Undervolt the CPU to 1.2-1.312V and lock the frequency at 4.2-4.4GHz.

Cheers.

Comment reply on eric_in_or's Completed Build: Zen 2 ECC hybrid build

  • 1 month ago
  • 3 points

WOW, Feature pls!

Comment reply on NaStilOnited's Completed Build: Great build under $800

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Ok, so in this case undervolting will help the most. If he leaves it at stock it can reach 1.39V, so the benefits of lowering the voltage will be big.

Tell him to update his BIOS, this might also help.

Comment reply on waygzh's Completed Build: Siouxper White

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Ok, after further researching, I found the main reason for the lack of space between the cooler and the backside of the case - it's the case itself.

Corsair Crystal 570X RGB has a rear fan mounting position that has no depth between the fan nest and the back I/O panel. It is completely flat, on one plane with the mainboard's back I/O panel:

Most cases have a protruding rear fan mounting nest:

Comment reply on NaStilOnited's Completed Build: Great build under $800

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Good build, but you prorbably need to optimise the airflow.

Put an extra intake and an extra exhaust fan.

Also - undervolt the CPU. If you are running it at 4.0 GHz fixed, then setting all cores to 1.2-1.311V should be enough to bring the temp to 60-70°C max.

Comment reply on billdcat4's Completed Build: Starter Office PC

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

+1 for the baby orangutan wallpaper!

Comment reply on Snakeking's Completed Build: Colbalt Bomb

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Cool config.

About the overclocking - try updating the BIOS, 4.5 GHz should be stable and automatically achiavable on stock settings, thanks to Precision Boost 2.

Cheers.

Comment reply on Robeywankenobi's Completed Build: InWin 309 Build

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Beautiful artwork and colour scheme!

Comment reply on Humajum's Completed Build: Black X Blue 3950x Build

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Glorious build!

For best temps - just run the three NF-S12A intake fans (front and bottom) at their max 1200 RPM, because they are silent anyway, and leave the rest 3 fans at 900 RPM.

I have set my CPU cooler's Noctua NF-F12 fan to run constantly at its max 1500 RPM and can barely hear it.

Cheers.

Comment reply on ryan2949's Completed Build: My First PC Build

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok build.

Mainboard - updating the BIOS will solve the RAM/crashing problems.

Graphics - the MSI RX 580 Gaming X is great, but it only has one 8-pin power connector, so the card is bottlenecked by power delivery when trying to overclock. The Gaming X+ version had two 8-pins power connectors and was one of the best overclocking RX 580 cards.

Cheers.

Comment reply on alanhop's Completed Build: First and last build

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Literarily everything about this computer is right!

No complaints whatsoever.

Comment reply on PCPartPicker Blog Post "Laptops Added to PCPartPicker"

  • 3 months ago
  • 23 points

Great news!

Please also add filters and/or detailed description for:

  • Ethernet LAN chip
  • Audio chip
  • Wi-Fi chip
  • Output ports (USB types and count, Monitor output (DP, HDMI), Thunderbolt)
  • Keyboard type (mechanical, dome-switch, island-style)
  • Encryption supported by the included drives
  • Is a Kensington lock present

And other characteristics not yet included, but possibly useful.

Cheers.

Comment reply on rollem78's Completed Build: First Ever Build x570 3700x 5700xt NoBrandLoyalty

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

I personally own a Noctua NH-U12S and can say that it's very bad. It basically has the same performance as the ancient Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo. It's only ok for 65W CPUs running at stock (no overclock).

Here is a list of coolers, that are actually cheaper than Noctua NH-U12S, and cool 1-6°C better:

  • Scythe FUMA 2
  • Thermalright Macho Rev.C
  • Scythe Mugen 5 Rev. B
  • Thermalright Macho 120 Rev.B
  • Arctic Freezer 34 eSports / eSports Duo
  • Cryorig H5 Ultimate
  • Phanteks PH-TC12DX

For more info - check the CPU coolers tier list on my profile.

Comment reply on Wrap's Completed Build: Ascended

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Very cool indeed. I like the black-and-white RAM combination. Haven't seen that before.

Comment reply on Sjthib90's Completed Build: AMD Vortices

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Cool station you got there. Congrats on being the first to use the Thermalright Macho Rev.C cooler!

What temps are you getting - CPU and GPU?

Comment reply on Dutch_PCbuilds's Completed Build: Liquid Steel

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Make Lisa Su proud!

Comment reply on rollem78's Completed Build: First Ever Build x570 3700x 5700xt NoBrandLoyalty

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome config!

For best cooling without thermal throttling - get Thermalright Macho Rev.B or Noctua NH-U12A (avoid the NH-U12S).

Update the BIOS to the latest version, the ABBA boost clock improvement should be included in it.

Cheers.

Comment reply on Katheryn_N7's Completed Build: Ryzen 5 2600X 1080p build for editing Nikon raw (.NEF) files and occasional gaming (mostly old titles)

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Update to latest BIOS to get the AMD ABBA clock improvement.

Noctua NH-U12A is an awesome cooler, you just need to install a rear 120 mm fan to improve the temps with an extra 3-5°C.

Oveall - it's an awesome build!

Comment reply on Dzhang3's Completed Build: 14 year olds second build

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build for a 14 years old!

Comment reply on Drphil7717's Completed Build: My slow jump into the PC Master Race

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

"Slow jump"... while using the best performing mainstream desktop CPU currently available:

And that's considering 3950X will be an even more powerful beast.

Well played. :)

Comment reply on Robeywankenobi's Completed Build: AMD 50th Anniversay Build

  • 5 months ago
  • 3 points

Lisa would be proud!

Comment reply on RJ42tash's Completed Build: Blue Devil but its red

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

You need to update the BIOS before putting a R7 3700X.

The crashing might be due to RTX 2080 XC ULTRA GRRD6 memory overheating or buggy drivers.

Comment reply on matelot89's Completed Build: SG13 with RX5700

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build!

For the RX 5700 blower type - just a simple undervolt can help a lot, both for temps and clock stability.

Cheers.

Comment reply on alifeoffgrid's Completed Build: A Life Offgrid Ryzen Build

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome!

So "CPU Temperature Under Load" is now 65°C? You can update the "Details" description on the left to show your latest results.

You're welcome!

Comment reply on jarb0y00's Completed Build: Dragon Fire VR

  • 5 months ago
  • 3 points

Great config!

You only need to undervolt the card or switch to the performance BIOS via the lever. 89°C is too hot for the GPU core, and the Micron GDDR6 memory is usually 10°C hotter than the GPU core, so it's probably around 99°C+, which is the reason for the crashes.

A custom GPU fan curve will also help a lot. Typically the Red Devil GPU core temp should be no more than 68-74°C, and the GDDR6 no more than 78-84°C.

If the problems continue, just ask for a replacement, most probaly your unit is faulty, because in all reviews the Red Devil is the coolest running one from all the 5700 XT aftermarket versions.

Hope this helps, cheers.

Comment reply on alifeoffgrid's Completed Build: A Life Offgrid Ryzen Build

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice config indeed!

Have you tried undervolting the R7 1700?

Something like 1.275-1.286-1.312V, lower is better as long as it's stable. Or drop it to 3.6 GHz and use 1.2-1.25V. It will help keeping it below 70° C, for long-term usage.

Comment reply on PCPartPicker Blog Post "Announcing Cycling Builder"

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

My price ranges are correct for standard and most of the enthusiast biking.

The cost for custom building and prebuild depends on the region. In Europe there is a lot of competition - both in manufacturers and stores, so you can always get a good deal if you know what you're looking for and where to look for.

I have explicitly stated that more than $5000-6000 is only viable for a pro racer. Of course, bikes exist that have just their frames costing $10000, but that's ultra high-end, and there is no price limit for that type of comodity.

Comment reply on flyingahh's Completed Build: Lian-Li Taichi

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Good config, can you do a review of the ASRock X570 Taichi board?

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