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    My first build since 2008-2010!

    Earlier this morning, I saw that my local MicroCenter had stock of the new GPU I’d been looking at for quite sometime. So I pulled the trigger and picked up an EVGA RTX 3070 Ti FTW3 Ultra. I’ve been running gaming benchmarks on it, and I’m astonished at the results over my RTX 2060 KO Ultra. I...
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    My first build since 2008-2010!

    I picked up a CPU upgrade this past weekend. I saw an AMD Ryzen 9 5900X on sale at Best Buy, and thought the following (not exactly... but it was something along these lines. ;)); "In my last PC build, I started off with an Intel Core2Duo E6600 CPU, and upgraded it to a Core2Quad Q9400 after a...
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    My first build since 2008-2010!

    Almost a year later and I finally get around to uploading "new" pics, they're in the original post. Anyways, it's been done. No alterations or upgrades or anything since my last post.
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    Enormous temps on Ryzen 5 3600

    Whenever I close iCue, the fans revert to one color, the memory another, and pump another. I still haven’t figured it out yet.
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    Enormous temps on Ryzen 5 3600

    I use iCue for my RGB and fan controller. Having all my case fans, memory and AIO being Corsair, they're all synced together. So, I won't stop using iCue. Having said that... I do entirely get what you're saying. I don't want you to think that I don't. However, the solution I'm using now is...
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    Enormous temps on Ryzen 5 3600

    After dealing with erratic idle temperatures from the day I got this new CPU, earlier today I finally started to do some digging. Forgive me for not having reference links, but this is what I did, and I've been really happy with the results so far. To start... AMD Ryzen 5 3600, Gigabyte X570...
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    My first build since 2008-2010!

    Christmas has come, and brought me upgrades to the build! Upgrading from a B450 Aorus mATX board to a X570 Aorus Elite ATX. I also decided to swap out the case as I haven't been pleased with case thermals due to what I would call poor airflow in the NZXT H510. Initially I did say before I was...
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    What is Official 3080 Sales Time For Thursday?

    Flippers use bots. That's why virtually every online retailer sold out the second they went online. It's very rare that a person NOT USING A BOT will be able to successfully buy one. This happens whenever ANY item (be it concert/sporting tickets, collectibles, or a GPU in this case) launches...
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    What is Official 3080 Sales Time For Thursday?

    I blame the buyers that used bots. Just please don't buy off of eBay. Don't reward the flippers, make them hold until there's wider availability. Anyone who uses a bot to flip is just plain scum.
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    My first build since 2008-2010!

    New photos posted, finally!
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    My first build since 2008-2010!

    So I did this recently for a few hours; played some games, let the system idle, normal usage and such. Unfortunately, temps went up by 6-10°c while at idle, and pretty much the same under constant load. So I put them back to the original configuration. To help with airflow, I did remove the back...
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    My first build since 2008-2010!

    I think I only got THAT much mileage out of it because I didn't feel like, didn't care to, or couldn't afford to do a full sail swap. In all honesty, it SHOULD have been done YEARS ago!
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    My first build since 2008-2010!

    Thanks! I haven't noticed anything negative in terms of airflow yet for temperatures sake. Even under full gaming load in game like Gears 5 and Halo MCC, I don't really hear the fans ramping up too much, and temps stay in line on the CPU between 60-70°c, depending on the settings I have dialed...
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    My first build since 2008-2010!

    ---UPDATE; November 10, 2021 - NEW PHOTOS ***FINALLY*** ADDED!!!--- I've just completed a much needed, and long overdue build of a new PC for myself. I got a lot of life and usage out of my old build, between 10-12 years worth. That build was comprised of an Asus P5Q Pro Turbo LGA 775 board, an...
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    CoolerMaster 690 II Advanced

    I think I need to rewire after look at your insane job jack_burton1985. Stellar job. I did upgrade my rig recently. Went from a CoolerMaster V8 to a Corsair H50. I added an extra 120mm to the radiator, using the push/pull configuration. However, I don't have it pulling air from the back of the...
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