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Comment reply on Forum Topic "can i use a wraith stealth cooler for a 3600x?"

  • 14 days ago
  • 1 point

do not recommend. the stealth is not good enough for any of the 6 core Ryzen cpus tbh.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Upgrading from i5 7400 to i7 7700T worth the upgrade?"

  • 22 days ago
  • 2 points

no. really nothing on the socket is "worth it" as there's no substantial upgrade. definitely don't buy one at store prices.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Intel i7-9700K vs AMD Ryzen 7 3700X"

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

this would be the best route tbh. 3600 and a 2080 super.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Intel i7-9700K vs AMD Ryzen 7 3700X"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

the 3700X. for starters it's around $100 cheaper and comes with a cooler that can actually cool it (vs none for the 9700k). the performance between them is negligible at 1440p with a 2080ti. with a 2070 super they will perform identical, so why even consider spending more for less overall cpu when your setup isn't the niche it can pull ahead in? then there's the fact it's already EOL in a matter of weeks. you'll be able to upgrade the 3700X either to something with double the cores and higher clocks that's already out or the next refresh that is once again promising huge, double digit ipc gains, without having to chuck your motherboard. here's a 1440p head to head, albeit with a 2080ti. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=584vHGgYtZU

Comment reply on Forum Topic "is the 3600x worth it over the 3600 or can I overclock it to the same levels or better?"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I've never played PUBG, but before I got this 3950X I had a 3600 and I saw similar load temps in synthetics and around 80c in games on the stock cooler.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "is the 3600x worth it over the 3600 or can I overclock it to the same levels or better?"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

no, the 3600X isn't worth it. buy the 3600 (or 2600X) and a $30 cooler.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "3700x vs 3800x"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

they're the same cpu, therefore the cheaper one is better and that's the way it's always gonna be.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Intel 10th Gen Processors"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

buying into a platform you know is eol in a couple of months is dumb anyway, but it can't be avoided with Intel right now. you don't know what you want other than a pat on the head and reassurance. don't worry, you'll get it soon enough. 😂😭

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Intel 10th Gen Processors"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

so price really is an issue?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Intel 10th Gen Processors"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

if price is not an issue why were you even looking at the 9700k it's only a popular recommendation because the 9900k (the only "go to" Intel cpu out) is out of the price range of most gaming system builders.

either pick up a 9900k or return the mobo and wait on the 10900/k.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Best CPU for video rendering & photo editing"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

start with the software you'll be using and research cpu performance in those applications.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Upgrading my CPU i5-8400 to i7-8700k"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

this part. neither the 8700k and the 9700k people are suggesting offer a big upgrade, not worth the effort.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Upgrading my CPU i5-8400 to i7-8700k"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

why is this topic full of 9700k recs? changing the entire platform to go from a 6c/6t to an 8c/8t makes no sense. wait on the 10 series since all of those have hyperthreading and buy whichever is in your budget or just buy Ryen 3xxx and you won't have to make a topic like this because of this wonderful thing called an upgrade path.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Dilemma: now have a 9100, and 9100F - which to install..."

  • 1 month ago
  • 5 points

no brainer, use the one with the igpu and sell the cut down one. tbh I do see a point in Intel selling all these variants and will never recommend to someone to buy them. I've been building pcs for 20 years and have had up to 3 of my own builds at a time, I cannot tell you how convenient it is to have an igpu. it's a very understated selling point for Intel vs AMD and an "F" sku removes one of the few value propositions Intel cpus have left. better to have the igpu and not need it than to need it and not have it.

had a HD7950 years ago. big card, big gpu, kind of power hungry and outdated. and I can't speak to the condition of that pre-owned one you're referencing. those cards were used HEAVY for mining. it's definitely not something that makes sense to run in an office machine. the power draw and heat is not worth it and this is not even accounting for things like driver support or whether or not your psu can handle the card or what your case/cooling situation is (because that info wasn't given). you'd be better off buying a current gen low end gpu than a 7950.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "3800x vs 3700x"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

there's no difference worth paying for. buy a 3700x and enable PBO, buy lunch for two days.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "3600 build vs 3700X build"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

this is just the same build, one with an obviously better cpu within the same product stack. there's precious little to discuss or debate here. if you can afford the better zen2 cpu just do that, the end.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "i7 8700k worth it in 2020?"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

not worth it. just get a 9900k or dispell the myths your expert friends have been selling you with a better $300 cpu like the Ryzen 3700X.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "NVME compatible with older 990FX motherboard?"

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

no. there are workarounds, but none are worth it. you're limited to pci-e 2.0 and you should just buy a sata SSD.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Motherboard for this build"

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/9t7p99/msi-meg-x570-unify-atx-am4-motherboard-meg-x570-unify the MSI X570 Unify is a good board. no rgb though. on another note, I'd get a different case, my brother just swapped to the Lian Li Lancool 2 from the H510 Elite due to size and temp issues. not a great case if you want a functional, roomy mid tower and your gpu there is huge and hot. it's more of a "show" case that's basically an updated S340. same size, thin and has only a single top fan mount. something like the P400A digital is a better compact case option than the H510 Elite.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Seeking advice regarding CPU upgrade"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

you can't satisfy your goal with $300. newer i7/i9 range all cost more than that. then of course they can't go in your motherboard so you'd need a new one. and the 1070ti isn't gonna cut it if you wanna bump graphics settings.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "3700x v 3800x?"

  • 4 months ago
  • 3 points

the difference is nill. unnoticeable across the board. .not worth it tbh. you'd get more for that $15 buying a better motherboard, better variant of the gpu you want,ram with better timings or higher speed, a better chassis for the build, a better made psu, etc. that money would go further literally any and everywhere else in a pc than an identical cpu with 100mhz factory oc.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "i5-9400f Temps"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

the stock cooler is known to be garbage. always take that into consideration buying a budget intel cpu.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "CPU Advice Needed."

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

if you're thinking of upgrading from a 2700x the only worthwhile choices are i9 9900k or one of the Ryzeb 9 39xx.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Can I swap these Threadripper CPUs"

  • 4 months ago
  • 3 points

no, the 3950X is an AM4 cpu.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Upgrade ryzen 3600"

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

not worth it. I'm in the same boat with a 3600 in my rig. have a 3900x system in the same house and I'm just waiting for the 4000 series.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "3600 vs 3600x"

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

no

Comment reply on Forum Topic "3700x vs 3800x"

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

aside from the 3800X being less expensive somehow, there's never gonna be a good reason to buy it unless you cannot buy (as in sold out, out of stock, discontinued) a 3700X.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Best CPU for gaming and workstation."

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

the 3950X is gonna be the best of both worlds.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "is 350$ a fair price for a very gently used i7-5930k"

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

absolutely not. unfortunately it's from an era where 8 cores was niche and a halo product. it's a 6 core that loses in every single benchmark to a $200 cpu that consumes less than half the power. you might as well hang onto it in my opinion. the resale for it is abysmal and not worth it unless you're in a serious pinch for some fast bill money.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "3800x is 35$ more than the 3700x on newegg.ca"

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

absolutely not, no consideration necessary. in a full system literally everything else beside the cpu (in this case) could see actual gains spending $35 more. bigger psu of the same quality, higher tier motherboard (or one with better vrm components/thermals or more features), better aftermarket gpu, faster ram with better timings, case fans, better case, better cpu cooler, etc. the 3800X is flat out a waste of money unless it's the same price as the 3700X or the 3700X is out of stock.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Cheaper Motherboard?"

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

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Comment reply on Forum Topic "help..?"

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

I think the Strix Gaming E should break that tie, but i haven't sen extensive testing on it.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Cheaper Motherboard?"

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

hi. the B450 Tomohawk is perfect for this build and it comes with BIOS flashback feature, so no worries about compatibility. a few other points on this build list:

  • although the pure wings 2 are fine case fans for open designs, they will do almost nothing in that restrictive front intake. kind of flushing $22 extra imo. I'd go with the P400 digital instead.

  • you can and should do better than a CX psu if it's gonna be a non office build or something reasonably requiring >450 watts

this list is about $50 cheaper and a few things like power delivery and the case airflow are improved.

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor $194.79 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 RGB Black Edition 57.3 CFM CPU Cooler $44.99 @ Amazon
Thermal Compound Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver 3.5 g Thermal Paste $6.10 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI B450 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard $114.95 @ Amazon
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $72.99 @ Amazon
Storage Intel 660p Series 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $59.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Seagate Barracuda 3 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $79.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB Video Card $399.99 @ Amazon
Case Phanteks Eclipse P400 Digital ATX Mid Tower Case $97.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply SeaSonic FOCUS Plus Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $99.99 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $99.95 @ Amazon
Wireless Network Adapter TP-Link Archer T4E PCIe x1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter $29.99 @ Amazon
Monitor MSI Optix MAG241C 23.6" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor $204.99 @ Adorama
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1506.49
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-09-21 12:40 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "is the 750d a good choice?"

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

even the Enthoo Pro is a nicer choice. bit shorter, but fits all the hardware with room to spare.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "is the 750d a good choice?"

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

eh... very dated case with alot of small details overlooked by Corsair, even in revisions. I have one sitting behind me with most of a system in it since I've taken the 1080ti back and built a tiny router sized pc in the InWin chopin. it's fine I guess, though I do find it hard to recommend in 2018 with so many more user friendly cases that can do the same tings or more available. nothing about your build suggests the need for such a large tower.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Phanteks Enthoo Pro -200mm Noctua"

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

just ditch 200 mm fan. poor static pressure, high power use. a pair of 140's is better in every single way.

Comment reply on beaststeak's Completed Build: Tölva 2.0

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

very nice to here. it seems the front to back airflow and the top exhaust are much better in this updated evolv. although I'm noticing it comes with higher noise levels. the front panel being so spaced out is a trade off. but in my opinion worthwhile.

Comment reply on beaststeak's Completed Build: Tölva 2.0

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

nice aesthetic, lot of LED but still looks classy. 85c max and 77c under 3d load for an hour on the gpu isn't too bad considering the vertical mount.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Similar cases to 750d airflow edition in a more "modern" style?"

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

the v1tech psu shroud should work.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Similar cases to 750d airflow edition in a more "modern" style?"

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

hmm... the phanteks pro/luxe are basically it. even those are a bit dated now. any specific reason you want the full tower?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "In search for the perfect case"

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

the $99.99 H500 variant should fit your needs perfectly.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Lian Li 011 Dynamic AIO Placement"

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

no. the location is too tailor made for 120mm width. I don't think a 140mm fan, let alone radiator which will be a bit wider, will even fit flush against the side mounts.

Comment reply on Scrollwheel's Completed Build: Blue Tranquility

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

thanks. iirc from an old thread on OCN the two pumps are physically identical with a minor difference on the pcb.

Comment reply on Scrollwheel's Completed Build: Blue Tranquility

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

brilliant job. first I've seen in the Evolv X on here. which pump did you use? I wonder if my MCP35x is identical to standard DDC minus the housing. wanna get one of those R220 res.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "is the Corsair - Carbide Series 275R good or not"

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

you're welcome. the airflow is so limited in this case, and in a $2600 build you shouldn't be concerned over getting a cheap case. get something that is best for the actual performance and life of the system. like something with proper ventilation.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "is the Corsair - Carbide Series 275R good or not"

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

don't like it with that gpu. 1080ti can dump alot of heat into a case, and something small and mostly closed off like the 275R wouldn't be my rec. meshify c, maybe the EVGA SC version of the card and for sure a 650 w psu.

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