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Comment reply on Forum Topic "Preview the upcoming responsive layout at Cycling Builder"

  • 24 days ago
  • 6 points

I love when websites take a site that looks and works fine and ruins it for no reason. Although I assume the new layout is designed for an insane amount of ad space, based on the empty areas on the wings and top of the site.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Best CPU to pair with a 2080 Ti?"

  • 29 days ago
  • 2 points

9700k or 9900k. That simple.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Buying another 1080 card, input needed:)!"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

SLI stopped being worth after the 980TI's. I wouldn't bother on newer cards.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Which cheap monitor for a dual setup gamer?"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

If you just want a second portrait monitor I'd go with something basic like a BenQ BL2205PT 21.5".

I have their BL2405 but I think 24" in portrait is too much.

What do you have now?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Tight screws in M.2 heatsink on ASUS ROG STRIX Z390-I GAMING Motherboard"

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

oh wow that seems crazy then. I'd probably RMA it.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Tight screws in M.2 heatsink on ASUS ROG STRIX Z390-I GAMING Motherboard"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

It really should feel that hard at all, it's just a basic mechanism, it's not going to bear major weight. I'd only loosely tighten it.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Best 2080TI?"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

If your PC can handle mounting for the cooler I would go with the AORUS 2080 Ti XTREME WATERFORCE.

I'm planning a GPU upgrade for Cyberpunk 2077 from a pair of 980TI's in SLI with this and a new case like a Meshify C or S2 and EVGA CLC 280 cooler for my 9900k.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Urgent: Does Asus RMA Cover Bent Socket Pins"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

ASUS won't do anything about a CPU made by another company.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "2080 Ti Aorus - high temps using 2 pcie cables"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

You bought a 2080ti without knowing why it has two power connectors?

To work properly you need to connect both power cables.

When you only have one cable it can't perform at specifications.

When you use both cables it can run at full speed, which is why it was hotter.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "The new WD Black SN750 vs Samsung 970 EVO Plus"

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Check some reviews on the SN750, and if they come up fine, they are basically identical and you can pick either.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Cases with USB 3.1 Gen2"

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Define R6 USB-C.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "How do I choose a motherboard?"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

VRM's, features like more sata ports, m.2 slots, if it has multiple network ports or if it has higher speed ports, that kind of thing.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Quesiton about Fractal Design - Meshify C Mini Dark TG MicroATX Mini Tower Case"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

https://www.fractal-design.com/media/fbcf24f2-27a4-4913-8176-ad613d5a6914

It definitely fits 3x120mm fans in the front, I assume the 140mms only fit 2 because the PSU shroud prevents a 3rd 140mm.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Best CPU for gaming right now?"

  • 2 months ago
  • 4 points

9990k.

If you don't want to go full overkill, then the 9700k will be practically within a few percentage points of the 9900k without being costly.

Either of those chips you want a high tier Z390 board to go along with it.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Have anyone tried the intel 660p?"

  • 2 months ago
  • -1 points

It's bad. Just spend the money on a slightly better WD Black or Samsung 970 Evo Plus.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "How to connect 3 Noctua NF A12x25 Fan to one mobo header?"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

You should not do three fans on a single header.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "M2 nmve enough?"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd throw in a WD Blue SSD.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Fan placement in new build"

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

easy. any rear or top fans = blow out of the case. any front fans = blow into the case.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Best cup cooler for i9 9900k"

  • 2 months ago
  • 0 points

EVGA 280mm.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Storage upgrade paths"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Once the cache fills it's performance tanks.

It had a good place in the market back before Samsung dropped their prices, but now it's not a great value option. I'd rather get a bigger Sata SSD because at least you get more capacity for the lower performance.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "MSI GeForce RTX 2070 ARMOR 8G OC - Cables needed!!"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

oh lol.

good luck with the new cables.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "MSI GeForce RTX 2070 ARMOR 8G OC - Cables needed!!"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

You don't get power cables with the video card you get them with the power supply.

According to the manufacturer page for the power supply you get 2 cables that have an 8/6 connector.

https://seasonic.com/focus-plus-platinum#cables

http://i.imgur.com/0XXJuyA.jpg

They should have a label "PCI-E". Check in the box or the little cable bag that came with the PSU. Then just plug it into the PSU and the labelled side into the Video Card.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Home » Forums » InfoTech Clinics » Hardware Clinic www.hardwarezone.com.sg - Hardware Clinic - RSS Feed HWZ Forums User CP FAQ New Posts Search Quick Links Log Out Welcome, sew333. Private messages: 1 unread Super Cool DealsPowered by Digital IT Show"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Up over 95c+ is usually something that's goign to throw up warnings.

But a 9900k shouldn't get up over 80 unless you're really hammering it in real world.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Home » Forums » InfoTech Clinics » Hardware Clinic www.hardwarezone.com.sg - Hardware Clinic - RSS Feed HWZ Forums User CP FAQ New Posts Search Quick Links Log Out Welcome, sew333. Private messages: 1 unread Super Cool DealsPowered by Digital IT Show"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

If it's 5ghz all cores that temp during stress testing is about right.

That cooler is fine. You'd probably need a custom WC loop to get better temps than it.

What temp do you get doing a cinebench all core test?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Storage upgrade paths"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

The WD Black's are not that bad especially compared to the cheap Crucial P1 and Intel 660P drives. I'd rank them slightly below the Samsung 970 Evo Plus. I wouldn't bother changing it as your boot drive.

If you just want cheap capacity while still being and SSD, I think the best option would be a WD Blue in 1tb or 2tb (they are practically identical in Price per GB).

Keep your OS & most important games & programs on the Black and leave everything else on the Blue. You probably won't notice much of a difference.

If you really really want another NVME drive just go with a Samsung 970 Evo Plus.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Best Liquid cooler for I9 9900k"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

EVGA 280mm.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "choosing the right storage."

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

The WD Black NVME is a good SSD but it isn't quite as good as a 970 Evo Plus, it's still a very good NVME SSD if you want to save a little bit of money compared to the Evo Plus.

However, what I would do is this:

970 Evo Plus in the Rear Slot.

WD Blue in the Front Slot. You will be able to get a much bigger capacity of this than if you bought 2 NVME drives.

It will give you the best combination of speed for the OS and important programs, and capacity (while still be very fast compared to 7200 RPM HDDs).

It also means you don't drop PCI-E lanes from the GPU (which I think I read when looking at the page for the motherboard).

I have 970 Evo's for my Operating System and my most used games/programs, and I also havee an 840 Evo 2.5" Sata based SSD in my system for bulk storage and it's fine for stuff that isn't as important.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "choosing the right storage."

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Looking at the specs on the asus website, both slots are capable of NVME drives, but the front slot along with the audio card thing is also capable of Sata.

If you just want a simple option, get 2 of the Crucial P1 500GB drives instead as they are NVME drives. They are about as cheap as the MX 500 and they will work in both slots. They aren't great performers especially once their cache fills. They only really exist as a super cheap option for people who have to use a NVME stick but can't afford the more expensive brands.

What I would recommend though is:

*Rear Slot: a Samsung 970 Evo Plus or WD Black WDS500G2X0C with your operation system on it.

*Front Slot: Crucial MX500 or WD Blue SSD.

That will give the best combination of speed (NVME for your OS) and cost per gb (cheaper Sata drive for storage). Keep your OS and your most played games/utilities/programs on the Samsung/WD Black, and then bulk storage and less important games, things like movies, music etc on the MX500/WD Blue Sata SSD.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Do I need to format the SSD before installing?"

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

If you don't have any SSD already, I would recommend re-installing your operating system onto it via the normal installation disk/stick program, during that process it'll setup the MBR etc.

If you're adding a second SSD, then just install it and use disk management to setup the partition in your OS.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "m.2 installation"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah that's just in windows

Comment reply on Forum Topic "m.2 installation"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

If you just want to use the SSD as a storage drive not an OS, you'll probably need to use Disk Management to set up the partition for the SSD but that is pretty simple and that should be all you need to do.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Large capacity "cheap" hard drives"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

860 Evo for SSD's, and Toshiba 7200 drives for HDD.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Fractal Design R6 Optical Drive"

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

It doesn't work in the open layout. That layout is open.

I had the same thing with my R5 when I rebuilt it recently, I had it open, wanted to put a optical drive in, but it was too much hassle to try and put the enclosure bay back in so I just left it.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Sturdy case"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Get a Define R5 or R6 and put it on one of these:

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Wheeled-Furniture-Mover-Dolly-Multi-Purpose-Roller-for-Moving-Heavy-Objects-With-440-lb-Weight-Capacity-By-Stalwart/942790619?athcpid=942790619

If you're somewhere else on the planet you want one that's about 580mm long and 290mm wide.

It's what I've done and it makes it so much easier to get out from under the desk, open it up, or install things on the rear IO.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "M.2"

  • 2 months ago
  • 0 points

The WD Blue and Crucial MX500.

If you want to spend a bit more for an NVME drive then the 970 Evo Plus.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "don't know what to choose"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

The 860.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "1TB Intel SSD 660P vs 500GB Samsung EVO Plus vs 500GB WD Black NVMe SSD 2018"

  • 2 months ago
  • 0 points

The €30 difference between the 660p and the WD NVME drive is not worth the downsides for the 660p.

If you want a cheap, capacity drive then get an 860 Evo or one of the other Sata SSD's on the market.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "1TB Intel SSD 660P vs 500GB Samsung EVO Plus vs 500GB WD Black NVMe SSD 2018"

  • 2 months ago
  • 0 points

The 660p is AWFUL. It is NOT worth the money being saved. It has terrible endurance and slows down massively once you fill up it's SLC cache the performance tanks. It's niche in the marketplace was destroyed when Samsung aggressively lowered the prices on their existing 970's and their new 970 Evo Plus models.

Get the highest capacity 970 Evo Plus that you can afford.

If you want to save money or need a larger capacity, then get an 860 Evo (either 2.5" Sata or M.2 Sata) and just accept it won't be quite as fast as an NVME drive.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "500 gb SSD as only storage?"

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

It's better to estimate a little bit over. I wouldn't go any lower than a 60gb partition though.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Storage Management suggestions"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

970 Evo Plus 500g split into two partitions: OS Partition - 80gb Utilities - 420gb $130 USD

1tb 970 Evo Plus $250 USD Games

The 60gb SSD you could use as a place where downloads go initially, maybe music if you have an on-disk collection.

Get an $80 two bay Raid 1 NAS and stick the 250gb drives in a Raid 1 for backup and if you get full, you could switch to larger drives.

If you want just maximum capacity, 860 Evo 2.5" drives are really cheap, you could get a 1tb and a 2tb for $450.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "500 gb SSD as only storage?"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I install those onto the utilities partition.

I keep the OS partition just for the OS, any programs that I can't change install directory, and the USER directories.

I actually use a 92gb partition for my OS but I've only used half that hence recommending 70gb.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "500 gb SSD as only storage?"

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Most utilities are absolutely tiny compared to games.

Just split the drive into a 70gb OS partition and give the rest to a single partition you put everything else in.

Be judicious in what games you keep installed on the ~430gb partition and you shouldn't have much problem getting what you need on it.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "How much wattage do I need?"

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd bump up to a 550w just to be on the safe side.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "PrimeCables Monitor?"

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

never heard of them

Comment reply on Forum Topic "CPU to match RTX 2080 8gb OC"

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

9700k, or if you want to go full bore, 9900k.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Which intel cpu"

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Can you stretch to a 9700k?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Samsung 860 EVO 500GB vs Samsung 970 EVO 250GB - NVMe"

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Why do you want to upgrade? You're not likely to see a huge amount of real world benefit.

That said, the 870 is a quite better SSD than the Sandisk, and the 970 Evo Plus is a far better drive than either IF you have an NVME PCIE M.2 slot.

If you're adding a second drive then get the 860 if you need capacity or the 970 if you want super fast speed loading times.

Unless it'd be a major hassle, I'd also recommend putting your OS onto the new drive regardless of which one (especially if you got the 970 Evo Plus).

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Help Choosing Case Fans"

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Noctua if you don't care about colours (ie, theres' no window), or the Corsair Maglev RGB if you do.

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