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Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is there a safe program to check speed and temp of m.2 drive"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

But does HW monitor check read / write speeds?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "ADATA m.2 installation"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I am using ADATA SX8200 Pro 1Tb. This has a shield of it's own - which one peals the paper off and puts on the m.2.

Maybe I was not clear in my question - do I use this shield or the mobo one? Or both. Thinking about this, I think the mobo one is most appropriate as it is more "solid" looking than the thin strip ADATA one. Maybe the ADTA one is for mobos that do not have their sink cover.

I cannot see how I can post an image here to show what it looks like.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Migrate drives to new PC"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Appreciated but I have been "burnt" a few times when a hard drive failed on me. To have a 10Tb fail, with all the data, would be disastrous. This is the reason I use multiple HDs in a full tower. I realise the extra power consumption but, I guess, it is a risk factor mitigation.

I do back up certain data on Google cloud and NAS but cannot backup the lot.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Migrate drives to new PC"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

In Tb you mean? About 10Tb

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Dell 27 inch monitorcomparison"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Sure. As I understand, PLS is the "IPS" equivalent for Samsung panels - so, in theory, both are the same, I guess.

It seems DC consumes more power as well.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Final selection - any opinions on changes please?"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. Will be using M.2 and 2 SSDs as well as 5400 / 7200 HDDs.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Final selection - any opinions on changes please?"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Go more with GPU even though I do not go for games?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Final selection - any opinions on changes please?"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Many thanks. I will review the PSU requirement. My case will be in a limited airflow space and am thinking of getting cooling with that type of cooler. Also, may decide to overclock with limitations in the future.

Also, I have 6 HDD, 2SSDs and an Optical drive as well. This will increase the PSU load.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "G.skill and B-die issue"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. As you said, G.skill QVL confirms working with X570-E specifically which Corsair QVL does not. I think, although G.skill was first made in 2015, that may be the way to go.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "be Quiet PSU cables question"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Many thanks! Very informative!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Final opinion please - ready to order"

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I realise 100W is overkill - will change it to 750W (with future proofing in mind). Gone with be Quiet PSU for quietness. Idealy I need a good PSU with long cables so I do not need to go for extensions.

Also, I am a NON- Gamer. Main usage is home photo / video editing, little business work, browsing etc. 32Gb is also future proofing (can afford it currently!).

The case is not for display purposes and will be under the desk.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Final opinion please - ready to order"

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Also need advice on a 27in monitor (1440 at least) and max budget of £300.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "2 * 16 GB vs 4 * 8 GB"

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Does this also apply to X570 AMD boards? As an example, Crosshair X570 QVL shows 4 x 8gb modules as well. I agree this may limit future expansion.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "32Gb 3700X compatible RAM but NO overclocking"

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Noticed on Crosshair VIII memory QVL that a few DDR4 3200 4 x 8Gb modules are mentioned. It is unlikely that I would need more than 32Gb of memory in the future, so, can I opt for 4 sticks rather than 2 - more Ram choices I think.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "32Gb 3700X compatible RAM but NO overclocking"

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you. Still, worst scenario would be I will end up with stock 3200 / 3466 (depending on which one I get). Since I am not a gamer at all and things like fps do not matter to me, will I really be able to tell the performance difference with 3200 / 3466 or 3600?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "32Gb 3700X compatible RAM but NO overclocking"

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

To put the "spanner in the works", can I go for 3200 / 3466 and overclock it to 3600?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "32Gb 3700X compatible RAM but NO overclocking"

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Considering the steep 3600 32Gb price for both, will there be a "substansital" performance difference if I were to go for 3200 - which is much cheaper?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "32Gb 3700X compatible RAM but NO overclocking"

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. If both buy from others, any reason why Gskill is almost twice as much as Corsair here in UK?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Help in complete a partial Ryzen 3000 parts list"

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the revised list. I agree with the original Dark base pro 900 rev 2 tower case (I have always used towers as I find them very easy to work with!).

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Help in complete a partial Ryzen 3000 parts list"

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Is the 2060 too high for my requirements? I do not play games.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Help in complete a partial Ryzen 3000 parts list"

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Many thanks mark5916

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Help in complete a partial Ryzen 3000 parts list"

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

BTW - how does one "display" the parts list in the message as you have done?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Help in complete a partial Ryzen 3000 parts list"

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

My apologies - I have now corrected it. It is 3700X I need.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Help in complete a partial Ryzen 3000 parts list"

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

In my part list I have the 3700X.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Full tower case but 5.25in external bay problem"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks a lot for this. I will now definitely consider external optical drive. Any recommendations up to $100 please?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Full tower case but 5.25in external bay problem"

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Appreciate thi but I have heard that the USB driven external opticals are not as good as the SATA driven ones. Any good ones you can suggest?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Should I buy some parts now?"

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Sure - I get your point on "grace period". The budget is available but my point was to wait for 570X or to go with 470X.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Which M.2 for Crosshair VII?"

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. It will also hold Windows 10 on it. What do you mean by high write environment please?

Would not hold photos and videos on it but run other programs off it. I guess, price wise, it may be a better choice for intel 2Tb than 1Tb 970 pro.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "3200Mhz 14 or 16CAS"

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. Video editing will be on occasional basis and I am hoping that 16Gb will suffice. I will not be editing 4k or very large files.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "3200Mhz 14 or 16CAS"

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

I guess the option, as thesmilyone suggesteted, is to go for 3866 CL18 and tune it down to 3200 CL14 and then use pagefile.sys.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "3200Mhz 14 or 16CAS"

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. I guess, then, it makes sense to go for good quality 2 x 16Gb 3200Mhz memory as I intend to use Samsung 970 EVO 1TB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD/Solid State Drive as my boot drive. This should give me speed for pagefile.sys if required.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "3200Mhz 14 or 16CAS"

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

If I go for 16Gb of good memory and a video editing programme requires more, will it use pagefile.sys on the Hard drive? Can pagefile.sys reside on a SSD to speed things up?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Final build opinion please"

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Many thanks. Final question - worth considering X470-F? Apart from the price difference, any real benefits?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Final build opinion please"

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

Many thanks! My list is not "set in stone" and will certainly check your suggestions. Does the Asus B450-F have the same Bios as Crosshair? Does it have a backup bios in case a bios upgrade goes wrong?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need advice on new build"

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Apologies for a late response. Have overclocked in the past and may do in future - hence the Motherboard. Any thoughts on a decent high quality wifi MB with good / user friendly bios options as an alternative?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Compatibility issue on system build"

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

The MB I have chosen is X470 and not X370 - hence the confusing error issue

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need advice on new build"

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Have always had Full tower cases - find them easier to work with (Currently have a Cosmos 1000 full tower). Also, I currently have 5 HDDs for various projects. On second thoughts, overclocking is a future option. Have overclocked at times in the past. Also, need 32GB (from past experience).

I assume the be Quiet! cooler is "fairly" easy to install? I plan to go for 4 x 8GB memory sticks.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need parts help to upgrade"

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Many thanks. I am also considering Ryzen 2700x for cost / performance purpose. Will appreciate your views please? Also, the MB to go with it?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need parts help to upgrade"

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Impressed with the low cost upgrade!! Need a decent 23inch or so monitor as well as the price so far is low.

Will my existing Cosmos 1000 work ok with these components?

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