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Comment reply on ManSlayer74's Completed Build: Lava Under Ice

  • 2 days ago
  • 1 point

I'm thinking feature too😉

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Motherboard choice"

  • 2 days ago
  • 1 point

Agreed

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Which MOBO should i get?"

  • 2 days ago
  • 2 points

ASUS TUF. Hardware Unboxed did a review. Take a look.

https://youtu.be/_7PkZwY9PWM

Comment reply on Forum Topic "AMD build instead of Gen 5 console"

  • 2 days ago
  • 2 points

As far as cooler, I strongly suggest the Scythe Mugen 5 rev b. It is keeping my 3600 and 2x2700X's very cool and very quiet). I have added an additional(kaze flex) fan for push/pull. You could also always get the PCGH edition (dual fan).

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Getting ready to pull the trigger on this suggestions welcome"

  • 2 days ago
  • 1 point

Hardware Unboxed did a review on 4 $200ish Mobos. The ASUS Tuf X570 came out on top. I think that the MSI board tanked - temps way high. I think the Gigabyte board was a reasonable second.

As for storage, any thoughts of getting Inland Performance NVME 4.0 at 1 Tb for ~$179? I have this drive and so far so good. If you buy an X570 board, why not take advantage of PCIE 4.0?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "anyone else out there fall apart because of undiagnosed anxiety/depression?"

  • 4 days ago
  • 1 point

I am sorry for your mental health issues. When they hit, they hit hard, and very often people do not understand what the hell is going on at the time (especially if it is the first time that they have experienced things, such as panic attacks).

You did the right thing seeking medical help. I want to share two things that you may or may not know when dealing with mental health. One - it takes time to get back to what you feel is your normal. Please be patient with yourself. Sometimes it is two steps forward, one (or two) steps back. Know and purpose for yourself, that you will get back to normal. Do the things you used to do for enjoyment and comfort. It may take a while to truly enjoy again, however, you will get there.

Thing 2 ;-) Medicine can help, but it is not the cure-all. There were underlying reasons for your breakdown. You have to deal with those. You may be able to untie the knots by yourself or you might want to consider a counselor.

I'm not a medical professional by any means, however, I am a logical individual who has had some issues in the past I had have to overcome. I certainly wish you the best in your situation.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First ryzen 3600 build"

  • 4 days ago
  • 1 point

Parts list is private.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Which Of these 5 cpu coolers to get?"

  • 11 days ago
  • 1 point

I am on my 3rd build this year. I have ordered the Scythe Mugen 5 rev B for all 3. I buy the same fan (kaze flex) and use it in push/pull. I love this cooler. Does a great job. FWIW - I set my fans to max speed on the cooler and it is inaudible to me. Never used a Noctua, however, I would be surprised if I could tell the difference. Also - let me caveat - I have no hearing loss ;-)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Best AM4 Cooler under 50$"

  • 28 days ago
  • 1 point

I second the Mugen.

Comment reply on Wrobo's Completed Build: Dad's Battlestation (SWMBO-Endorsed)

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Yes - tight fit - but it fits. There is no negative affect, as my PC runs cool. The heat fins are top/bottom facing. Also - because it is so quiet, you can run the fan(s) (I bought a second for push/pull) at full speed and are effectively inaudible.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Alternatives to Meshify C"

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Nice choice. You won’t be disappointed.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Alternatives to Meshify C"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

To be honest - I have no issues. That being said - I also run 9 fans ;-)

I originally had Corsair ML120's for all of my fans. Because I had the RGB bug, and caught a special, I am using Corsair LL120's on the front and on the top. I am still having to issues cooling. My thoughts on cooling (without aerodynamic studies to back it up), is to create a wind tunnel without a **** ton of turbulence ;-)

I also do suggest the Corsair Air 540. I have built my daughter's PC in this case and really liked it.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Alternatives to Meshify C"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I have bought the Lian Li PC 011 air and Corsair 540. Like them both.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "2600 vs 2600X"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

If I were you, and I had the $20 to spare, I would get the 2600X.

That being said, unless things are tight for you, I would step up to the 3600X ;-)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "One hand controller to replace WASD?"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Razer Tartarus, Razer Orbweaver, Logitech G13 (if you can find at reasonable cost) to name a few.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Lets Discuss : Sleep"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

7 to 9 hours sleep regardless. In the winter, when not much to do, may sleep a bit more and probably a 2-3 hour nap on weekends.

Got a CPAP about 2 years ago. Has changed my life. Since the CPAP, I have not even had a head cold. I no longer snore and now I think my wife might get better sleep too.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "4th of July plans"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Have family over. Have a bbq. Swim. Set off fireworks. Have a few beers with the neighbor. Hopefully relaxing day ;-)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Laptop Replacement for 2015 MacBook Air"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

USA! USA!

Yes - Columbus, Ohio

Comment reply on alextargaryen's Completed Build: Custom Desk PC

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Just out of curiosity - how is the noise? I am going to guess pretty damn quiet.

Comment reply on alextargaryen's Completed Build: Custom Desk PC

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Very nice job. Kudos to your creativity and craftsmanship!

Comment reply on Wrobo's Completed Build: Dad's Battlestation (SWMBO-Endorsed)

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Another case I’d look at is the Corsair Air 540. I built my daughter’s pc in that case. If I had to do it over, I’d probably go Corsair Air 540. I like the aesthetic a bit more.

Comment reply on Wrobo's Completed Build: Dad's Battlestation (SWMBO-Endorsed)

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

One more - I did look up aftermarket filters. They were in the ballpark of $100 and another $30ish for shipping (from South Africa). Hard pass.

Comment reply on Wrobo's Completed Build: Dad's Battlestation (SWMBO-Endorsed)

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Stock filters. I do have 9 fans though;-)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What do you do for a living?"

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

48 - Detroit Suburbs - Technical Sales Automotive Test Equipment. Ready to retire, except for the financial part of that equation ;-)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$20,000 PC or $20,000 Shoes?"

  • 1 month ago
  • 0 points

The shoes - if they come with a supermodel.

Comment reply on whwidjaja's Completed Build: Custom Watercooled Home Office PC

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

If this is your first time watercooling, then I would love to see what your second build yields ;-) Nice job - Well Done!

Comment reply on Praehotec's Completed Build: Eclipse

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Absolutely beautful build! I am smelling a feature!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Old guy, new to building."

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi Charlie. If I were you, and I had another month or so to hold off, I would wait for Ryzen 3K to launch and see what the benchmarks indicate.

Looking at your list and what I would do (not saying that it is the absolute best path):

1) I would go with a larger AIO - probably at least a 240mm radiator. Personally - I like bigger is better so I would likely go with a 280mm or 360mm radiator.

2) I believe the Dynamic case does not come with any fans. I would add additional case fans for the build. That case allows for 9 x 120mm fans. After you have installed your AIO (I am assuming you will mount it to the top of the case), I would add 3x120mm to the intake (side) and probably at least one on the bottom (probably two is better) for intake. These will blow cold air on your GPU.

3) I would also go with (add) a M.2 (or normal SSD) for at least your operating system. Will speed things up a ton.

Also - as I added in another post - if you go Ryzen 3K - you will want to get fast RAM (once again subject to benchmarks). I have read that the max utilizable speed will be <= 3733Mhz. You will not want to go higher, as this will actually slow down performance.

Just my 2 pennies.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Intel switching to AMD - Need opinion"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Good catch!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Old guy, new to building."

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Permission denied on your provided link.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Intel switching to AMD - Need opinion"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

My thoughts are you will just need a new mobo to mate with your new CPU. I would wait a few weeks till Ryzen 3000 launches and benchmarks are conducted. At that point, you should have all the data to pick your desired AMD cpu and mobo combo.

You should be able to use your RAM. That being said, I do belive that the sweet spot for RAM for Ryzen 3k is in the 3600Mhz to 3733Mhz range. If you want to maximize performance, you might want to get new RAM (though this is not imperative to do so).

Comment reply on JaredRoss's Completed Build: The Triple Reservoir Thermaltake Core P3 Build

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Very very purdy ;-) I smell a feature...

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Best and Worst Fast Food Place?"

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Well - what's stopping you

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Best and Worst Fast Food Place?"

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Bojangles biscuits are extremely tasty. I miss the south

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Best and Worst Fast Food Place?"

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Chipotle / Qdoba / Moe's SW Grill - ask for added Cilantro ;-)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "A PCI-E broke."

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Are you not able to put that part pack in? I pulled a stupid when I removed my GPU one time and popped that part. It was able to put it back in and secure the card.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Vybe stage 4 with overclock"

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Can you refuse delivery?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "I'm a dumb American and need some travel tips"

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Just be polite. Also - before addressing someone you might ask nicely if they speak English (unless you speak their native tongue).

In addition, the food overseas (at least for me), tends to be "richer" than in the US. If you have any gastrointestinal issues, you may want to take precautions ;-)

Enjoy your trip!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Ideas on "Big Azz" Desk ;-)"

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

That looks like a very solid option ;-) And if I get tired of it (or something better comes around), I can replace my kitchen table :-D

Comment reply on Silvermike's Completed Build: Dark Energy - Custom Parvum Watercooled ITX

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Absolutely stunning! I vote feature too ;-)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Ideas on "Big Azz" Desk ;-)"

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you as well!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Ideas on "Big Azz" Desk ;-)"

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you very much for the time and thought you put into this response. I really appreciate it!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First time building"

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

You may want to attach your PSU cables to the PSU before installing it (at least 24 pin). I had a hell of a time trying to connect the 24 pin cable to the PSU with it installed.
Also - if installing bottom fans - you may want to make the mobo connections first - prior to those fans.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Which would you get for yourself: MSI 2060 GAMING Z 6G, MSI 2060 VENTUS 6G OC, or GIGABYTE 2060 GAMING OC PRO 6G?"

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I used a MSI Ventus OC RTX2060 on my daughter’s build and am quite happy with it (I also have the 2080 version in my build). I think that these cards can be had in the lower price range for 2060 cards.

Comment reply on Dan_Cibotaru's Completed Build: Sick 15 Year Old's First Gaming PC - Snowy Rainbow !

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build. Nice write up as well. For being 15, you write very well. I’d bet your grades are outstanding

Comment reply on qiqil_acq0uh's Completed Build: My First PC build

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice work. Good job.

I have to imagine that you did not pay $1226 for this card.

FWIW - those looking for a 2080ti - I have seen the EVGA Black 2080ti going for $999 new on its website.

Comment reply on JR9999's Completed Build: The Mothership: 1440p 144Hz Gaming/Blender Rig

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build. Thank you for taking the time for a thoroughly detailed write up.

Comment reply on who21's Completed Build: First Build!

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Very Nice!

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