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by Abula
Thu Apr 08, 2021 12:38 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New PC build
Replies: 84
Views: 1384

Re: New PC build

Asus bios fan control sucks, its very picky and a lot of times it doesnt work as we do the graphs. On the contrary, Asus FanXpert is pretty good, not only to recognize each fan but with fan tunning you are presented with a suggested graph that most of the time work well enough, but you can vary it t...
by Abula
Mon Apr 05, 2021 8:11 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: is there a more silenceproofing case than antec p183(2007)
Replies: 3
Views: 72

Re: is there a more silenceproofing case than antec p183(2007)

P183 is still a good case today, its a little harder to work with than todays offering like the Define R7, but as long as you are fine with what the P183 offers there is no reason to upgrade, probably the fans overtime will wear down and a replacement might be worth it. As for the USB3, if you are s...
by Abula
Sun Feb 21, 2021 4:14 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New PC build
Replies: 84
Views: 1384

Re: New PC build

Find out first if you workflow benefits from more cores, not all workflows take more cores better, in some scenarios like most Adobe still benefit more from intel Quicsync than more cores, so check for your explicit workflow and programs if you really will get better experience with AMD than intel, ...
by Abula
Mon Feb 08, 2021 8:56 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: ASUS Z87-Deluxe fake 4-pin headers & other fan control info
Replies: 60
Views: 127744

Re: ASUS Z87-Deluxe fake 4-pin headers & other fan control info

Now I´m debating whether I should keep Asus AI-suite or not. The Fan-Xpert did provide more settings, but I don´t like programs running in the background when I can do this from BIOS. This is the main reason i no longer run Asus motherboards, the bios fan control of MSI is much better, even Asrock ...
by Abula
Mon Feb 08, 2021 8:07 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: ASUS Z87-Deluxe fake 4-pin headers & other fan control info
Replies: 60
Views: 127744

Re: ASUS Z87-Deluxe fake 4-pin headers & other fan control info

So I´m still hanging on to my 4790k and recently got my hands on a Asus Z97-Deluxe board. The problem I´m having is the Q-Fan control. I have connected two fans with a splitter to the CPU_Header. Both fans are PWM --> https://www.bequiet.com/en/casefans/1636 brand new. I set the Q-fan control to PW...
by Abula
Wed Jan 27, 2021 8:09 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Quiet pc upgrade 2021
Replies: 10
Views: 723

Re: Quiet pc upgrade 2021

Personally i dont see the 5800x so hot, with the 5600x/5800x/5950x you get $50 per core on MSRP (thats if you can find one at that price), while the 5900x around $45 per core, as long as you can use the cores this is best buy of this gen, i would even say that its a better investment for someone tha...
by Abula
Mon Jan 25, 2021 10:27 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Quiet pc upgrade 2021
Replies: 10
Views: 723

Re: Quiet pc upgrade 2021

+ reused WD 2TB SSD + reused Seasonic Platinum 520 Fanless + reused Fractal Design Define R5 + 2 reused Scythe case fans As long as you are happy with the performance all seem fine. AMD Ryzen 5 5600X + reused Noctua NH-D15 (with the extra mounting kit) Really good combo, im cooling a 5900x with it ...
by Abula
Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:09 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: First build - Low Setting Gaming, advice appreciated
Replies: 5
Views: 510

Re: First build - Low Setting Gaming, advice appreciated

I like almost all of the choices on the hardware for a budget build. Only thing that i would change, i feel the 1050ti is a little old, we have the 3060 that will be released shortly, so the 3050 should follow in the months to come. If you budget is tight, drop the windows 10 licence, and buy it on ...
by Abula
Thu Dec 31, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: best silent hard drives in 2020?
Replies: 13
Views: 2988

Re: best silent hard drives in 2020?

CA_Steve wrote:
Thu Dec 31, 2020 7:43 am
It continues to baffle me why the bare drives cost $100+ more than the external storage versions.
Usually is warranty.
by Abula
Tue Dec 08, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: What is better for silent gaming operation? Noctua U9s or a 280mm AIO?
Replies: 3
Views: 546

Re: What is better for silent gaming operation? Noctua U9s or a 280mm AIO?

I would probably start searching for builds on the 280x, sometimes manufactures don't list correctly the height of the cpu coolers or the give some tolerance that in this case would be useful, as if you can get away with 155m then coolers like Mugen5 would be a great option. Checking for 10min on pc...
by Abula
Tue Dec 08, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Looking for a cheaper and reliable recommendation
Replies: 3
Views: 645

Re: Looking for a cheaper and reliable recommendation

I second the AMD 5600x as one of the best gaming cpus out there, so that would be my pick. For motherboard, i would go with B550 so you get a passive chipset, its been out more than 3 months now so bios have mature enough, that said as with x570 new bios have been released to support new ryzen cpus....
by Abula
Fri Nov 20, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: RTX 3080 review compilation
Replies: 15
Views: 3856

Re: RTX 3080 review compilation

I wished someone reviewed the Gigabyte RTX3080/90 Aorus Xtreme/Master..... not sure why there isn't a single review of it.
by Abula
Thu Nov 12, 2020 7:33 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: CPU/Motherboard + Build Advice?
Replies: 3
Views: 510

Re: CPU/Motherboard + Build Advice?

Define your budget and detail what you own, so people can give you their suggestions.
by Abula
Mon Nov 09, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New Gaming/Streaming pc
Replies: 23
Views: 4121

Re: New Gaming/Streaming pc

I think over time more cores will be better, programs like Adobe, Davinci, OBS, etc have opitized thier software for whats was available, mostly was intel quads, but with AMD last two gens pushing more cores i feel they will start to optimize for more cores, weather they are needed is something that...
by Abula
Fri Nov 06, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New Gaming/Streaming pc
Replies: 23
Views: 4121

Re: New Gaming/Streaming pc

A friend just built a i9 10900k + rtx3090 and it pulls from the wall with AIDA64 + Furmark = 566W, the 5950x is suppose to be a more efficient CPU, i doubt you will need more than 750W, both stress test will pull more than anything you do, so expect less than 550W, my guess streaming and gaming will...
by Abula
Fri Nov 06, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New Gaming/Streaming pc
Replies: 23
Views: 4121

Re: New Gaming/Streaming pc

Power Supply ? Since you seem to want to go with RGB, Superflower is a very good OEM and has the following in stock, LEADEX III ARGB 750W 80 PLUS GOLD MODULAR POWER SUPPLY - BLACK If you don't want an RGB PSU, then i would suggest to with Seasonic, PRIME GX-750 750W 80 PLUS GOLD MODULAR POWER SUPPLY
by Abula
Thu Oct 22, 2020 6:46 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: is it worth it to buy overclockable ram ?
Replies: 16
Views: 1627

Re: is it worth it to buy overclockable ram ?

Olle P wrote:
Thu Oct 22, 2020 6:01 am
The 400-series has by then been around for 2½ years, so any further BIOS upgrades for the support of older CPUs would/will be unlikely anyway.
Atm is very likely that 500 series wont get another gen either way, as AMD is likely to move to AM5 for ryzen 4.
by Abula
Tue Oct 20, 2020 7:07 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: RTX 3080 review compilation
Replies: 15
Views: 3856

Re: RTX 3080 review compilation

The EVGA certainly looks like a contender to the Asus/MSI, probably even better as it sustain higher clocks with the same noise. TechPowerUP EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 FTW3 Ultra Review This also makes the card the quietest RTX 3080 we've ever tested. The ASUS TUF with quiet BIOS is just as quiet, but yo...
by Abula
Sun Sep 27, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: is it worth it to buy overclockable ram ?
Replies: 16
Views: 1627

Re: is it worth it to buy overclockable ram ?

Worth it is a very relative term, for me it is, Ryzen 3000 series benefits from overclockable ram, 3200/3600 is the sweetspot but really depends on your workload and usage. Dont over spend though, while the are gains, they are small. Does RAM Speed Matter? — Which Should You Buy for Zen 2? — 7 RAM K...
by Abula
Sat Sep 19, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: RTX 3080 review compilation
Replies: 15
Views: 3856

Re: GTX 3080 review compilation

Funny, I based my opinion on the same reviews :). I get annoyed when mfgrs throw extra core voltage at the problem driving up power use. Of course, a sample size of 1 isn't a good place for a judgement call. <shrug> You know I'm the xx60 guy, anyway. :) Check Optimum tech MSI RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio...
by Abula
Fri Sep 18, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: RTX 3080 review compilation
Replies: 15
Views: 3856

Re: GTX 3080 review compilation

At first look, I think it's a toss up between the Asus and the MSI Gaming X Trio. The former might be a dB quieter and a better cooler, but the MSI is slightly faster and uses less power for both 2D and 3D tasks. I was set on MSI, specially because the lack of seeing higher end cards like STRIX, AO...
by Abula
Fri Sep 18, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: RTX 3080 review compilation
Replies: 15
Views: 3856

Re: GTX 3080 review compilation

Asus TUF seems to be best with the dual bios.
by Abula
Fri Sep 11, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Multi-CPU general motherboard design
Replies: 3
Views: 636

Re: Multi-CPU general motherboard design

Its likely you will find server grade motherboard with support for dual cpus sockets, but i haven't seen 4, but it probably they exist just not on retail. I would probably contact server grade manufactures of motherboards like Supermicro and see if they can build custom, they should have the enginee...
by Abula
Mon Aug 31, 2020 6:31 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fan round up - Best 140mm and 120mm
Replies: 19
Views: 3247

Re: Fan round up - Best 140mm and 120mm

You can also see the Noctua vs. Arctic, Nidec - Ultimate 120mm Fan Re-match! , which favors noctua, and compares lots of the same fans as TBG tests. This test has the same flaw as the Hardware Scientist test. They only test the fan noise levels in free air with no mesh filter or any other obstructi...
by Abula
Sun Aug 30, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fan round up - Best 140mm and 120mm
Replies: 19
Views: 3247

Re: Fan round up - Best 140mm and 120mm

I wish we could have SPCR did the testing, to many people have different results and preferences. You can also see the Noctua vs. Arctic, Nidec - Ultimate 120mm Fan Re-match! , which favors noctua, and compares lots of the same fans as TBG tests. Scythe GentleTyphoons (now marketed as the original O...
by Abula
Sat Jul 11, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fan round up - Best 140mm and 120mm
Replies: 19
Views: 3247

Re: Fan round up - Best 140mm and 120mm

Very interesting reviews, although not that similar in terms of who won.
by Abula
Sat Jul 04, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: best long term psu silent
Replies: 9
Views: 1702

Re: best long term psu silent

The CP-850 was a great PSU for its time, still today is decent, but nothing to brag about. should i buy exactly the same model new? Imo no, it was discounted long time ago, but you might be able to find used. keep the one i already have 12 years old since it has protections circuit? PSU components d...
by Abula
Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: what should i buy (i dont do 3d stuf. i do a bit of video editing)
Replies: 16
Views: 4620

Re: what should i buy (i dont do 3d stuf. i do a bit of video editing)

In all honesty, unless you are trying to save a lot, you can build a todays pc cheap with ryzen, specially if you do editing it could help you invest a little more and get something that its up to date.
by Abula
Fri Jun 26, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: New noctua 120mm PWM fan, NF-A12x25 the GT Clone
Replies: 97
Views: 70665

Re: New noctua 120mm PWM fan, NF-A12x25 the GT Clone

An intersting review just came out, that check some of the best fan sin the market just came out, in case somone wants a new perspective,

Optimum Tech Who Actually Makes the Best PC Fans?