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Comment reply on VaxtinTheWolf's Completed Build: [2] A Mother's PC

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build, but 84°C is above the recommended 70°C. You need a good cooler for overclocking:

  • Thermalright Macho Rev.B - great cooling
  • Scythe Mugen 5 Rev.B - good cooling
  • Arctic Freezer 33 eSports Edition - nice cooling

Good price/performance config overall.

Cheers.

Comment reply on Dmonpandorum's Completed Build: Older FX Machine

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, the framerate drops were practically the main drawback of the FX generation.

I can live with 40-60FPS instead of 60-80FPS, with the extra cheap FX prices, but stuttering is really irritating in some games, when it becomes visible.

Stuttering is caused when the CPU can't keep up with the amount of framse coming from the GPU.

One way to go around this is to limit the GPU framerate to 60-75FPS in the Radeon/Nvidia Graphics settings.

Another is to game at 1440P, instead of 1080P, in order to push both the CPU and GPU evenly.

Comment reply on gregbell's Completed Build: Old, But (My) Gold

  • 14 months ago
  • 5 points

Well yes, I've been wanting to upgrade for a while and will be doing so maybe later this year during the holidays to a Ryzen 5 2600 or i5 8400 not sure yet.

Get the R5 2600. They have the same single-thread performance, but at multithread R5 is better. And you can also clock it.

Comment reply on Dmonpandorum's Completed Build: Older FX Machine

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Interesting. I read most of the thread.

The thing is that most old games are heavily single-thread bottlenecked, because of how their engines were coded, and a lot of them are simply now well optimised. Using only 1-2 cores, and FX was not very good with single core performance. That's why everyone strived to clock it to the max and pair it with a powerful GPU like HD 7970 4GB - R9 390X 8GB to compensate.

Another thing is a lot of people still used Win XP (really single-thread dependant) until around 2015 and there was a night and day difference between it and Win 7 in terms of multithread performance at OS level.

But generally, WOW was really one of the worst optimised games, even at the time of its release. I tore through Half Life 2 (also released in 2004) at medium settings with my puny 2 core Athlon II X2 245 at 2.9GHz and Radeon HD 5450 700MHz 512MB, at 1024x768 resolution.

Comment reply on xXCKAXx's Completed Build: X-01

  • 14 months ago
  • 2 points

In a case with good airflow - Phanteks Enthoo Pro M/Fractal Design Meshify C/Cooler Master N400, good thermal paste - Gelid Solutions GC-Extreme/Phanteks PH-NDC/Thermalright Chill Factor 3/Arctic MX4, good case fans - Noctua/Phanteks/Arctic, good motherboard - Asus Sabertooth R2.0/Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 R5 and a good PSU - SeaSonic Prime Ultra Gold/EVGA SuperNOVA G1+/Corsair RMx 2018 you will never have to worry about anything.

The problem is that most people paired FX CPUs with weak coolers like Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo/Noctua NH-U12S and used cases with bad airflow - no enough fans, no front mesh for easy air intake, so the temps were worse than optimal.

Comment reply on TheDankKn1ght's Completed Build: For lack of a better name, 'Alfred'

  • 14 months ago
  • 3 points

You need to put an extra 1-2 intake fans and manually set the fan speed of the GPU.

ASRock Phantom Gaming X has slightly smaller fans - 85mm, than the standard 90-100mm, so it gets slightly hotter at lower RPMs and noisier at higher RPMs.

Nice build.

Comment reply on xXCKAXx's Completed Build: X-01

  • 14 months ago
  • 3 points

FX CPUs have great thermal conductivity, so they are easy to cool, as long as you have a decent cooler - Thermalright Le Grand Macho RT/ Cryorig R1 Ultimate/Noctua NH-D15/Phanteks PH-TC14PE/Noctua NH-D15S/Noctua NH-U14S/Thermalright Macho Rev.B/Noctua NH-C14S (bottom fan, blowing upwards).

Also, OP should switch the CPU fan position to exhaust, not intake, to optimise airflow.

Comment reply on legendarypoet's Completed Build: Cotton Candy Threads

  • 14 months ago
  • 3 points

I wish I had a Cotton Candy as beautiful as yours...

You're a legend!

Comment reply on loliceforce's Completed Build: Ayymd lmao

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh, you really did underclock and undervolt it quite a lot... I noticed it just now while reading the specs again.

In that case yeah, you're perfectly fine with the 620W M12II Evo.

Cheers.

Comment reply on loliceforce's Completed Build: Ayymd lmao

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

The Radeon RX Vega 64 8GB Silver variant is awesome! If the previous owner used it with a good PSU and within normal temps (below 70-75°C) - it should serve you for a long time.

The only problem is that the Seasonic 520-620W M12II Evo versions were really lower end and use older and worse tech then the great 750-850W M12II Evo versions. For this config you need a modern 650-750W Gold PSU.

Great build overall.

Comment reply on the0blackhat's Completed Build: The Red Kraken V2

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

2 x XFX Radeon R9 295X2 8GB = 4 x Radeon R9 290X 4GB at Quad CrossFire!

A truly Humongous build!

Comment reply on jamesthebard's Completed Build: The Precursor

  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points

But can it run Crisis on 16 virtual machines simultaneously?

Alien grade technology build!

Comment reply on jlspain1's Completed Build: Golden Elite Budget Build gift for my neighbor

  • 15 months ago
  • 13 points

Wait... this entire build only costs $400?! Awesome!

No wonder it's featured.

Comment reply on Justiceinacan's Completed Build: Spare Parts + Spare Time = Story Time

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Like the title!

Good job.

Comment reply on E34obsession's Completed Build: "I wanna go fast!" FX9590 Tribute build

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Powerful config!

I personally prefer building an FX computer over Ryzen, but the good mainboards have stopped production and are hard to find.

Comment reply on TJC_2063's Completed Build: Northrend - 1st time water-cooling!

  • 16 months ago
  • 2 points

Great build for it's time!

Comment reply on Nemalpha28's Completed Build: AMD "Masterbox" Build

  • 16 months ago
  • 2 points

Vega + Freesync Monitor = Instant Upvote!

Comment reply on hamf's Completed Build: Interesting Inwin 301 Airflow

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Very clean build.

Comment reply on mojobear's Completed Build: 4-Way R9 290

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

Glorious!

Comment reply on SANKTEG's Completed Build: 13 YEARS OLD WITH 1080

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point
  1. What are the CPU temperatures?
  2. Do you plan to overclock, for example 3.8GHz at 1.25-1.35V?
  3. Can you do a review of the Thermalright Archon IB-E X2 cooler?

Cheers.

Comment reply on Jeeper1704's Completed Build: WhiteRaven or is that WhiteRyzen? SunRyzen? What's in a name?

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

Good job on the AMD Radeon Pro Duo Polaris 32GB!

What voltage did you use to get to 3.9GHz on the ASRock X370 Killer SLI/ac board?

Comment reply on purehobby's Completed Build: 4GHz mITX 2-way Crossfire (x16/x16) Build

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

That AMD Radeon Pro Duo Polaris is humongously powerful and uses only 250W!

I didn't even know 32GB GPUs existed.

Great build!

Comment reply on Double787's Completed Build: Zephyr Compact Workstation

  • 17 months ago
  • 2 points

Congrats for the AMD Radeon Pro WX 4100 4GB!

Using only 50W is impressive for a performance workstation GPU.

Comment reply on chapstickbomber's Completed Build: White Trident

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

Radical build!

A few questions:

  1. Why is the CPU only clocked to 3.842GHz? Couldn't you reach 3.95-4GHz?

  2. At what speed are the GPUs clocked? At HWBOT the GPUs are listed as 1900MHz Core/1150MHZ Memory. At 3dmark the GPUs are listed as 1630MHz Core/1070MHz Memory.

  3. What are your CPU and GPU temps?

Cheers.

Comment reply on ian762's Completed Build: Black, White & RGB

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome!

Comment reply on ian762's Completed Build: Black, White & RGB

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

At what speed is the RAM running stable? 3200 or 3466MHz?

Cheers.

Comment reply on HNELITE's Completed Build: Red Ryzen 3

  • 17 months ago
  • 2 points

3.9GHz at 1.35V is the standard for an R5 1500X, so it's pretty decent.

R5 1600 runs at 3.8GHz (3.9GHz if you have great luck), and needs an aftermarket cooler like Thermalright Macho Rev.B.

Comment reply on AdmiralAckbar1325's Completed Build: The War Rig

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome rig and congrats for the Phanteks PH-TC14PE cooler!

Comment reply on CrankyStorming's Completed Build: Video workstation - 'Carver'

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok board, but not recommended for OC-ing. MSI B350/X370/X470 Gaming Pro Carbon will give you more CPU headroom.

Comment reply on cwashcraft's Completed Build: Vega Gaming Rig

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

Congrats for the RX Vega 64 8GB Liquid!

Nice buil overall.

Comment reply on wtfbbqsauce's Completed Build: A Modest Build

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

What are the load CPU temps?

Nice build.

Comment reply on H1TMAN's Completed Build: Night King

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build!

Can you do a review on the Phanteks PH-NDC thermal paste?

Thanks.

Comment reply on Fishboy9449's Completed Build: Bringing more old parts to life

  • 17 months ago
  • 2 points

Quite good for a $190 build!

If the VRMs get hot (they don't have a heatsink), you should declock to 4.0GHz.

Cheers.

Comment reply on Omar14's Completed Build: My first build

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

Be careful not to spill liquid metal over the small capacitors surrounding the CPU cores.

Comment reply on skunkling's Completed Build: (2015) OC'd Skunkbox - FX9590 w/Modded Case

  • 18 months ago
  • 2 points

Great tech you got there! If the R9 290 was 8GB then all the newest games would be good to go at QHD with mid-high settings @ 60FPS. But even now it's still good due to driver optimisations.

Congrats.

Comment reply on pwnyy's Completed Build: AMD Mid-High End Gaming

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build.

You can optimise the cooling by placing the GPU in it's standard horizontal position. That will decrease the GPU temps by 10°C.

Cheers.

Comment reply on Radar45's Completed Build: Radar's Gaming PC

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Here is a good example of voltage tweaking. The article is about R7 2700X, but generally 4.0GHz should be doable on R5 2600 at around 1.2-1.25V with mid-level LLC:

https://www.gamersnexus.net/hwreviews/3287-amd-r7-2700-and-2700x-review-game-streaming-cpu-benchmarks-memory?showall=1

Comment reply on Radar45's Completed Build: Radar's Gaming PC

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

What voltage do you use to get to 4.1GHz? What is the room temperature?

The biggest advance of Zen+ is the lowered voltage/clock, so it's interesting to know at what point you achieved stability.

Nice build.

Comment reply on unxst's Completed Build: Streacom BC1 i5 4690K

  • 19 months ago
  • 3 points

Thermalright - Le Grand Macho RT 73.6 CFM CPU Cooler

Absolutely a monster, I even tried comparing this with my NZXT KRAKEN x62 on my i7 8700K with 5.1GHz, temps are even lower by 2-3°C in idle and full.

That's why I always say Air is better than Liquid.

Air coolers also actively cool the VRMs too, not just the CPU.

Good job!

Comment reply on ArturoThe1's Completed Build: Aztec Eagle Warrior

  • 19 months ago
  • 4 points

The occasional freezing might be due to:

  • ASRock 990FX Killer VRMs/Northbridge overheating. You need a fan blowing directly at them.
  • not enough power from the PSU. The minimum recommended with these components is 550W Gold - Corsair RMx, EVGA SuperNOVA G3, Seasonic Prime Ultra Gold.

Nice build overall.

Comment reply on ariusMent's Completed Build: The litte Beauty Case

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Sehr Gut!

Comment reply on zeroarmy27's Completed Build: All AMD Gaming PC

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

120+ FPS for Overwatch on Ultra, 70-90+ FPS Battlefield 1

Wow, not bad for an FX 8370 + an RX 480!

Comment reply on META--'s Completed Build: Pusheen Nebula

  • 19 months ago
  • 3 points

The FX series are pretty good for a 2012 technology:

Notice the FX 8370 is at just 4.4GHz, not even maxed out at 4.8-5GHz+. With a good mainboard and PSU you can get even better FPS.

Interesting results. :)

Great build my friend!

Comment reply on WizardlyMoney's Completed Build: Second Personal Build

  • 19 months ago
  • 6 points

FEATURE?

Comment reply on N1NJAREB0RN's Completed Build: Red Lightning!

  • 19 months ago
  • 3 points

Check these links:

Good luck!

Comment reply on mjl75's Completed Build: Plain Jane

  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

Congrats for the awesome Thermalright Le Grand Macho RT cooler!

Comment reply on N1NJAREB0RN's Completed Build: Red Lightning!

  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

Great build.

Undervolting the Vega 64 should lower the temps by 10°C.

Stock Vega 64 runs cooler, is cheaper, has better performance than Asus Strix Vega 64:

Cheers.

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