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Comment reply on Forum Topic "NVME vs SATA SSD, Casual Usage, Graphic Design, and Gaming"

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I suppose mainstream consumer like me won't even need that kind of speed for daily use. Maybe SATA 860 evo or MX500 is more than enough for my daily needs, I need that storage space more than speed.

Thank you so much for your help! I'm not in a hurry and will do some more research.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "NVME vs SATA SSD, Casual Usage, Graphic Design, and Gaming"

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! You've been very helpful :)

Sabre is not available here. But I am interested in the intel one. I head it was a good SSD. I'll read the reviews.

What do you think of the Corsair MP510?

one question though, are all NVMEs plug and play?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "NVME vs SATA SSD, Casual Usage, Graphic Design, and Gaming"

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I see. I am not talking about framerates in game, but for loading time. My current MX300 still handles loading pretty fast. Was wondering if NVME would make games load faster and eliminate loading completely from my daily windows task.

I have terabytes of HDD for my stuffs, I will be using SSD only for my softwares and games. But games nowadays are ridiculously large, so I want at least 1TB for my SSD upgrade.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "NVME vs SATA SSD, Casual Usage, Graphic Design, and Gaming"

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you for your suggestion. It's not sold here where I live though :(

Comment reply on Forum Topic "NVME vs SATA SSD, Casual Usage, Graphic Design, and Gaming"

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Is that so? I'm not doing any editing or recording. The largest I wrote ever were games. Learnt something today. How about speed? Will it make big differences?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "NVME vs SATA SSD, Casual Usage, Graphic Design, and Gaming"

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! MX500 and 860 Evo are my best options for SATA.

Nvmes have become a lot cheaper lately.

indeed, the Adata and Corsair one from my list above are very good and affordable, just a little bit pricier than 1TB SATA counterparts. But if I want to get a better brand for better endurance like Samsung or Kingston, they are still out of my budget. :( Like the 970 EVO, I only get 500GB with it while I can get 1TB with MX500.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "LG 34UC99 flickers when freesync is on. Should I RMA or is this issue normal?"

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi, so after weekend, I installed 19.10.2, it helps a bit, the flickering frequency is now reduced, but is still there.

And, the displayport setting is on by default all this time, so the problem is not from the DP setting. Thank you anyway :)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "LG 34UC99 flickers when freesync is on. Should I RMA or is this issue normal?"

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey, I wanna update you about this matter. I installed 19.10.2 drivers. It somewhat helps. The flickering is still there, but the frequency is now significantly reduced. I've been using it over the weekend. I guess, you were right, it might be a graphic card issue, especially with polaris.

Any suggestion for next graphic card upgrade to prevent flickering?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "LG 34UC99 flickers when freesync is on. Should I RMA or is this issue normal?"

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

hey, thanks for your reply and sharing your experience. I haven't changed the DP setting at all, but I'm pretty sure it is set to on out of the box. I'll check it out though.

By the way, what driver version are you on?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "LG 34UC99 flickers when freesync is on. Should I RMA or is this issue normal?"

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

That was recently released driver. 19.9.2 was the most recent when I got the monitor. I'll try it when I get home. But I doubt it will solve the issue.

RMA the monitor isn't going to help what ends up being a graphics card issue.

I see, that's too bad. But it's reassuring to know that my monitor is not the problem. Edit: well I hope it's not my monitor, I can easily replace my graphic card, but I want my monitor to stay with me for 7-10 years.

Anyway, thanks so much for sharing the info. I'll update you after I tried the 19.10.1.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "LG 34UC99 flickers when freesync is on. Should I RMA or is this issue normal?"

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey thank you very much for your reply.

You can set the refresh rate to 75hz without enabling Freesync in Windows.

No, this model can't. If I turn off freesync from OSD, the 75Hz option disappears from Windows. Overclocking it beyond 60Hz only causing frameskipping. I bought this monitor because I heard that I can enable 75Hz all the time by enabling freesync via osd. If I'd known about this issue, I'd have bought other monitor with native 100Hz capability without freesync :(

What card is being used? And have you updated to the latest stable drivers/reverted to the last stable pre-Navi drivers if your card isn't a Navi based card?

I'm using polaris RX480 from Sapphire. Running on Adrenaline 19.9.2, updated from 17.x.x.

Generally the issue isn't confined to a specific unit and the entire model line is effected. I wouldn't go as far as common for Freesync because it has become more of a hit and miss depending on driver version. Mostly it's limited to the 240hz and 75hz refresh rates, which are getting fixes for Navi cards which hopefully will fix the older GCN based models as well.

I see, maybe you have the point there. Because I rarely heard about this monitor flickering. I talked to a guy in reddit who own the same monitor paired with vega 64, his flickering issue was fixed in latest windows and adrenaline update.

So, do you think I should bother to RMA this and get a new replacement? I'm planning to buy a new graphic card next year, but I only got time until Oct 2020 before my 1y warranty expires.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Zero knowledge in networking, please help choosing new router"

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

hey, thank you for your reply and suggestion. I indeed need video streaming with some room for my other family members to do stuffs. I think AC will benefit more from this, at least based on what I read on internet.

And I might try a better position for my router. Or I can get an extender later on. For now, I think I will go for the RT-AC58U, reasonable price, and supposedly to have a wider range. Thanks!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Zero knowledge in networking, please help choosing new router"

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

RT-AC68 is a decent one, it's my max budget. RT-AC86U is out of my bugdet here, xD I'm not running NAS or home server. I think it will be a waste of money in my case.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Zero knowledge in networking, please help choosing new router"

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

thank you for your suggestion, so I will still get benefit from AC routers, that's good to hear. I'll take a look at the Archer A7.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Help choosing between LG 75Hz IPS vs Asus 100Hz VA"

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

And for general use they're fine too. My life wouldn't really be improved if they were replaced with nicer IPS panels. But it's all in the details. For gaming, a nicer screen and a higher refresh rate certainly doesn't hurt the experience.

I'm quite pleased with my current LG IPS too. Moreover, it's a cheap monitor, whichever upgrade I choose will be undoubtedly a better experience.

It's pretty hard to buy a garbage monitor in 2019 if you spend any sort of money or do any sort of research beforehand. A lot of monitors are really good at their respective price points.

I see. I've also read that monitor technology is not advancing as much as PC hardware. In other words, monitor will last longer than PC, And investing a bit more money in monitor that we look at and use everyday is not a bad thing.

Thank you so much for your kind advice, I really appreciate it. I think I will go for Asus XG35VQ, but I'm not in a hurry, so I will try to do some more research in case I can found other alternatives.

Sincerely

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Help choosing between LG 75Hz IPS vs Asus 100Hz VA"

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you for your reply. It's very nice to hear your personal experience. I definitely learned something.

On my Gsync screen I can't really tell when it's running at 144hz or 80hz. It does look a lot better than my old 60hz screens though.

So, based on your experience, 100Hz should definitely looks better than my current 60Hz monitor. I am playing with V-Sync all this time, Freesync is definitely a nice additional touch to 100Hz.

No issue, I've run mixed monitors for years across several OS'es.

Great! I can keep my current monitor for secondary.

But given a choice I'd look for something closer to the Asus specs in an IPS screen, because I don't feel the need to compromise though. I don't think you'd be too upset either way either VA or IPS though. Although I wonder how much more a similar Asus IPS model runs for?

The thing is, for ultrawide I have very limited options here where I live. And these 2 are the best and most reasonably priced ultrawide monitor. The IPS 100Hz Asus PG348Q sounds perfect, but it still costs around freaking $1300 equivalent. Same goes to Acer Predator series. The others are 1080p, or limited to 60Hz. LG 34UC99 is an amazing deal, but I really want a higher refresh rate, because I believe not only gaming, but my drawing experience will be smoother and more enjoyable with 100Hz. Also, more future proof when I upgrade my GPU later on.

Well when you buy high end it's a bit of a hard sell to wish you'd bought something lower end (unless it's money you shouldn't be spending). But if you buy low end/midrange and realize you shouldn't have cut corners you have to decide to live with it or bump up to the next step. But it all depends on how fickle you are as a user.

This! This statement is definitely on point. Aside from the high price, the Asus XG35 ticks all the boxes of what I want in a monitor. LG 34UC is also great, but lacking of that high refresh rate (and skimpy 1year warranty). If I want to go all out, it's definitely the Asus. But it's not a cheap investment, that's why I want to hear from you guys about your experience.

By the way, what is the monitor that you're using right now? I am using entry level IPS panel, yours sounds like a higher end model. How is your experience when watching movies or playing games with lots of dark scene? Does it still suffers from those greyish black? Mine was noticeable when looking at very dark scene, especially the bottom corner part, even when looking straight from the front.

Thank you.

Regards

PS: I deleted the previous comment because I couldn't figure out the quote thing

Comment reply on rcdsouza's Completed Build: Ryzen 7 1800x / CrossHair VI Hero Build

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

you might want to check this article about the AM4 Bracket delay

http://www.gamersnexus.net/industry/2852-what-caused-am4-retention-kit-delay-for-liquid-coolers

it seems it was AMD's fault for not providing the correct specs required for the AIO manufacturer in order to make the bracket.

Coolermaster Masterliquid 240 and 120 (non pro) supports AM4 out of the box though..

Comment reply on therandomuser's Completed Build: Zenic Scion of Callisto (codename: RePlaCement of Theseus)

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

those ram sticks look gorgeus. any issues with that ram with Ryzen except not able to run past 2133?

Comment reply on Jiphen's Completed Build: Ryzen 7

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

No problem, but I believe the 1700X has similar idle and load temp as Skylake.

Nice! For me, asrock is the best when it comes to price/feature balance! I am definitely getting Asrock Board. Thanks for the info man.

Comment reply on Jiphen's Completed Build: Ryzen 7

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

RYZEN!! +! I am so irritated right now since I have the 1700X in hand, but I have to wait for the cooler since they did not include Wraith Max with the X lineup.

Be Quiet sent me the AM4 bracket, but currently the particular cooler is out of stock everywhere where I live. I still prefer air cooler to AIO.

How are the idle and load temps with H60? I heard AMD gave +20C offset from the actual temp for 1800X and 1700X.

I am thinking of getting Asrock board too, what do you think the board you have right now?

Comment reply on ekcoseb's Completed Build: 1700x

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

Well, the brackets from Be Quiet arrived safely yesterday, but still no info about restocking schedule :(

S24 is a sleek looking cooler. Now I'm thinking of getting the Deepcool Captain 240EX as an option since the AM4 kit is available to purchase since today for $2.6 at local retailer. But I still prefer air cooler though, a piece of metal that will never fail on me :D

I was hoping they release the 1600X together with 1700X so I can compare both. Nah, I can't wait anymore. I have been wanting to build a new PC since skylake in 2014. But I'm holding off my build for Ryzen (currently rocking an i7 720QM 1.6 GHz lol)

Comment reply on rcdsouza's Completed Build: Ryzen 7 1800x / CrossHair VI Hero Build

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

That's hot. I saw people with 34C idle temps. I don't know if it's temp sensor bug or not. I hope it's a bug though. I'm going for air cooler, might have to consider 240 AIO in the future.

Please update the idle and load temps after you installed H105.

Regards

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need Urgent Advise for Ryzen Build"

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Neither did I. They are pretty decent for me.

Comment reply on Pfffmayne's Completed Build: 1700x = Broke

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Well, but that's too risky, I'll wait for 100% AM4 compatible cooler. Thanks though. :)

Comment reply on Pfffmayne's Completed Build: 1700x = Broke

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

I think I'll just wait the AM4 compatible coolers available on the market. I don't want to risk it. Thank you for your information :)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need Urgent Advise for Ryzen Build"

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

Yes, I love my Asrock board in my last desktop PC (Pentium 4). Sinvce Z170 lineup, their design language is very eye-catching and unique even until now.

Thanks, I guess 3200MHz ram is sweet spot here. Only few 3200 ram listed in QVL. 2x8GB is more than enough for me now since I can upgrade it easily. By the way, please check my initial post above, I've added words from Asrock Tech Support regarding this matter.

I'm going to overclock it, But, this is the first overclockable PC I've ever had and the first time I overclock a CPU. So I'll try mild overclock in the beginning (3.7-3.8 maybe), and push it further to 4 as the BIOS and platform become more stable later.

I might need to upgrade the cooler if I want to push it to 4. I will be using Be Quiet Shadow Rock Slim 160W TDP cooler (brackets are arriving). I don't know how good it is with Ryzen. I heard Ryzen is a hot chip. I do consider AIO later. But first I'm going to see how Shadow Rock Slim performs with 1700X.

The X370 Taichi and Crosshair 6 Hero are the same high end board. Taichi features 16 Phases power delivery. Besides, asus ROG series are considered as luxury product here. X370 Taichi costs 261 USD, while Crosshair 6 Hero costs 336 USD. And as you said, I don't need fancy crap with my motherboard :)

Comment reply on ekcoseb's Completed Build: 1700x

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm sure they will release ITX later. Biostar has an ITX board ready to be released. You might have to wait for some more time for Asus, Asrock, Gigabyte, MSI to release ITX.

And I just found out that the particular cooler I'm going to get is out of stock everywhere here :(

Comment reply on ekcoseb's Completed Build: 1700x

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

I know right, I'm holding off my build until my bracket arrives.

Thanks! And you, enjoy your build! :D

Comment reply on ekcoseb's Completed Build: 1700x

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

I wish I ordered my AM4 bracket far months before I bought the ryzen.

2nd week, and the bracket is still not coming. The wait is killing me. I want to build one soon too.

Comment reply on Pfffmayne's Completed Build: 1700x = Broke

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

love that board. I wish that board is also available here where I live.

What is that speaker? and how does it sound?

TX3 is compatible with AM4? I am waiting my bracket from be quiet. But now the cooler itself is out of stock everywhere :( i'm doomed.

+1 btw

Comment reply on rcdsouza's Completed Build: Ryzen 7 1800x / CrossHair VI Hero Build

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Does the H60 come with AM4 bracket out of the box? And how does it perform with Ryzen? I'm curious.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need Urgent Advise for Ryzen Build"

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Asrock update their bios almost everyday. (I'm checking their website everyday to see bios and QVL update) But I don't see any update related to RAM issues. (only CPU multiplier features, RGB features, etc)

My guess: their boards are the most stable board with least memory issues, or they haven't fixed it yet.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need Urgent Advise for Ryzen Build"

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

I've been regularly checking Asrock website to see what kind of bios update they have. Asrock indeed regulary update their bios (almost everyday). X370 Taichi's review is not out yet so I don't know how it works compare to problematic Crosshair 6 in terms of stability. But it you see the bios update from Asrock, they haven't release bios update related to memory issues. Whether they haven't fixed it yet or their AM4 boards are the most stable board with least memory issues out there.

Update: I found some compatible memory sticks here, Avexir Core (2400), and Gskill Trident Z RGB (3200). I want the Trident one because of its looks. But still, I'm worry about my system refusing to post after I assemble it with 3200 memory.

The only desktop I've ever had is Pentium 4 1.5GHz. Now, laptop is my main setup. So I don't know how higher memory speed works. Will the motherboard automatically downclock the RAM speed to 2133 2400 if I don't tweak the RAM? which is I hope it will, in order to make it work or post. I don't mind running at 2133 for now untill they fix this issue.

Regards

Comment reply on tomtomj2's Completed Build: The Emperor's Will (Ryzen Upgrade)

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Okay, thanks! I hope my build will run without any problem. A little bit worried since it is not possible to return or exchange any purchased goods here except for DOA parts.

Comment reply on tomtomj2's Completed Build: The Emperor's Will (Ryzen Upgrade)

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

I gues 2133 and 2400 are the best and safest choice then. Thanks man!

To check the windows version: go to setting, system, about. There you'll fine your windows build. I heard 1607 is required to run ryzen with minimal incompatibility issues.

Comment reply on chaotichedgehog's Completed Build: Ryzen

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

I believe so and I hope so. Never heard of any problem from AsRock AM4 board. Some youtubers and even hardwarecanucks have succeeded building a stable Ryzen system with X370 taichi. The MSI one seems pretty okay too but too expensive.

Comment reply on tomtomj2's Completed Build: The Emperor's Will (Ryzen Upgrade)

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! Are you running the 1607 anniversary version of windows 10? And, do you have any tips to avoid ram incompatibility issues?

Comment reply on tomtomj2's Completed Build: The Emperor's Will (Ryzen Upgrade)

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

So, is your system stable right now? Please share the problem you had with AM4 especially memory incompatibility issues. I am very concerned about it since I'm building one soon.

Comment reply on chaotichedgehog's Completed Build: Ryzen

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, Glad to hear that. I do too believe AMD will fix the problems in the next few months.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need Urgent Advise for Ryzen Build"

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

thank you. I'll keep that in mind. There is still 1 week time before I buy all the parts. So I hope next week we will have more X370 motherboards and compatibility review.

Crucial, Geil, and Avexir have the best price here. Corsair is too expensive, and the Dual Channel LPXs available here are 2666 above. The 2400 sticks are single channel only.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need Urgent Advise for Ryzen Build"

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks for your advice. I already bought the CPU and have been wanting to build a desktop since 2 years ago. Moreover my current laptop is in the verge of death.

I'm still thinking for the PSU, especially because EVGA products are super limited here.

So as long as it's 2400 sticks, any sticks will do just fine? I will go for 2400.. Geil, Avexir and Crucial are much cheaper than Corsair. And they look cool :D

Do you have any recommendation for Motherboard brand with the best BIOS support?

I did consider the 6 core Ryzen, but I am very dissapointed they halt the launch. Besides I am planning using my CPU for 7 years or more. So 1700X is the best choice for me.

Comment reply on chaotichedgehog's Completed Build: Ryzen

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

nice build! and now you made me afraid and a bit worried. I am building with 1700X next week. I hope you can share what the problem was and the solution.

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