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  1. terroralpha

    need suggestions for case. "Compact" NAS w/ full size ATX support, similar to SilverStone GD08

    i'm looking for something like this: https://www.silverstonetek.com/product.php?pid=331 but with ventilation that goes from front to back, not side to side. the more mesh, the better. my main concern is that it has to be 9" or shorter (laying on side) while length and depth should be around 17"...
  2. terroralpha

    what does AMD AGESA due for threadripper?

    hello, i can't figure out what the new microcode does for threadripper. i have several system here running 3970X and it seems to be working. motherboards are from several vendors. i see that they all got new BIOS version saying that the AGESA is now, but no patch notes saying what it...
  3. terroralpha

    [WTB][US] closed

    i need two Ryzen 2700, has to be that specific CPU. don't need suggestions or alternatives. please PM. thanks EDIT: just picked one up, need 1 more. EDIT2: got both CPUs
  4. terroralpha

    PSA: PCI-E 4.0 to M.2 nVME adapters (like the Gigabyte GC-4XM2G4) are rebadged PCI-E 3.0 cards, don't waste your money

    hello, if you are absolutely insane like me, you may have considered a triple or quad PCI-E 4.0 nVME M.2 RAID 0 set up via a PCI-E to M.2 adapter such as the asus hyper m.2 card or gigabyte 4xm2g4 card. i got my paws on a gigabyte PCI-E "4.0" quad M.2 adapter (costs $130+). also picked up an...
  5. terroralpha

    awesome new upright, open air test bench. check this out if you have/need a system that changes out parts often.

    found this while browsing ebay for a test bench. i do IT consulting and needed to upgrade my bench that I use for diagnosing/cloning/testing 10G NICs, GPUs and nVME SSDs. it comes completely disassembled, just a bunch of aluminum bars, acrylic fan/rad holder, some fasteners and screws. takes...
  6. terroralpha

    Noctua NF-A12x15 chromax (in black!) finally arrived. NF-A12x25 can't be far behind.

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0813X9G8T over a year behind schedule, but that's part of what makes it a noctua product. the 15mm version is finally available. picked 2 up for a new watercooled node 202 build. still waiting on the 25mm version so i can rebuild my TR system.
  7. terroralpha

    [US] Gigabyte TRX40 AORUS Xtreme $650 at Amazon.fr

    another day, another price error at an amazon euro website. not as good at the $1100 Threadripper 3960X at amazon spain, but still nice. link: https://www.amazon.fr/dp/B081QZPSG8/ US price is $850+ tax. so around $900 for most US residents. once you add it to your amazon cart and select a US...
  8. terroralpha

    can 6 phase VRM boards handle 3900X? would like feedback from people who tried it

    hello, i'm looking to build an ITX computer with a 3900X. i would like to use a B450/X470 board because they don't have any chipset fans. i have no use for PCI E 4 and don't need the extra heat and noise in this small case. however, i'm not sure if any of the existing B450/X470 boards can...
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    Threadripper 3960X actually works with an air cooler. mind=blown

    coming from a 7960X, this is actually amazing. running benchmarks back to back none stop, the highest temp i've seen was 85*C. i'm using a Cooler Master MasterAir MA621P, which is pretty cheap. i paid about $35 for it, after rebate. getting just under 14100 in cinebench R20. every review i've...
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    Thoughts on TRX40 boards for 3960X? Bought MSI TRX40 PRO 10G

    hello. i bought a 3960X from amazon spain. total price with shipping to US is $1200 - 5% amazon CC cashback. so about $1140. https://www.amazon.es/gp/product/B0815JGCXP/ i thought long and hard on which board to get. settled on the MSI due to a more or less reasonable price and the extras (PCI...
  11. terroralpha


    prices are WITH shipping and based on going rates on fleabay minus 10-20%. i take offers. Memory: -G.SKILL Trident Z Royal Gold 16GB (2 x 8GB) 4266Mhz RAM (model: F4-4266C19D-16GTRG) purchased from newegg, will include invoices for warranty. $180 Newegg link...
  12. terroralpha

    is 4266MHz memory possible on X299?

    hello. i got a good deal on some G.Skill memory that i know runs fine on a 9900K at XMP speeds. it's this kit here: https://www.gskill.com/product/165/299/1552459520/F4-4266C19D-16GTRGTrident-Z-RoyalDDR4-4266MHz-CL19-19-19-39-1.40V16GB-(2x8GB) i can get it to run at 3800MHz, but not any...
  13. terroralpha

    any way to flash a custom RTX BIOS?

    hello, is there a way to create a custom BIOS with a custom power target, like we did with older GPUs? so far i only see ways to flash BIOS bins from other vendors, but no way to set custom values. Cards are all MSI gaming X variants, if that matters. afterburner/precision X are not an option...
  14. terroralpha

    [FS][US] everything sold

    EVERYTHING HAS BEEN SOLD, sorry. leaving all info for reference. I have amazon, newegg and microcenter receipts/invoices for all of this. will include if you want it will discount if you buy multiple items. Ryzen 5 1600 - Used, with cooler, comes in original packaging. no damage. $70...
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    I don't understand what Intel VROC does, i was able to set up RAID 1 and RAID 5 without a VROC key

    hello, it was my understanding that if you wanted to set up anything other than RAID 0 with nVME drive son X299, you have to buy a VROC key. i recently picky some Inland 1TB vNME drives (not intel!) and decided to experiment with it. the BIOS let me create any RAID i wanted (0, 1 and 5) on 3...
  16. terroralpha

    Fully water cooled Fractal Node 202, custom loop with Ryzen 2600X and RTX 2080

    i know there were "water cooled" Node 202 PCs before, but they usually had small, low powered GPUs or no GPU water cooling at all. well, i one upped everyone and built a fully water cooled build with some real horse power. the CPU is a place holder until AMD releases gen 3 ryzen pick attached...
  17. terroralpha

    3D mark is on sale for $4.50 on steam

    https://store.steampowered.com/app/223850/3DMark/ just an FYI. i figured this is the best place to post it.
  18. terroralpha

    can an RTX 2080 Ti waterblock be used on a 2080?

    hello, in the past, nvidia's xx80 ans xx80Ti cards shared blocks but now we seem to have a divergence. some blocks claim to support both while others claim to be only 2080 or only 2080 ti. i compared pictures of the two PCBs and i can't figure out why a 2080 Ti block wouldn't work on a 2080...
  19. terroralpha

    [FS][US] Bitspower, Alphacool, Barrow, Koolance, Monsoon fittings|

    Fittings are all brand new and sealed (where applicable), these are all left overs from builds from the last 18 months or so. the prices are 25-40% off what i paid at PerformancePCs, modmymods, aquatuning and microcenter. but I will still consider offers that are reasonable. shipping rates will...
  20. terroralpha

    [FS][US] Asrock x399 Fatality Pro, 4GB DR4 2666MHz RAM, Bitspower Summit CPU waterblock

    selling a bunch of random parts i have laying around from builds that fell through. i'm going to try to post newegg listings of the items i'll be selling in case there are questions about specs. AsRock X399 Fatal1ty Pro: https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157784 Asking...
  21. terroralpha

    Which BIOS should i use for the Gigabyte 2080 Ti Windforce OC

    i decided to save $80 and bought a gigabyte instead of an EVGA 2080 Ti. Just now realized that I'm an idiot. the card crashes with even moderate amount of OC because the max power target is 109%.... i flashed EVGA 2080 TI Xc Ultra BIOS onto it, but now i'm getting some weird unidentified...
  22. terroralpha

    [US] Intel i3-8350K - Retail @ Fry's via Google Express. $144.28

    i made a post about this on slickdeals, you can check out the details there if interested. https://slickdeals.net/f/12103156-intel-core-i3-8350k-4-ghz-quad-core-processor-retail-fry-s-via-google-express-144-28?v=1&p=120456118
  23. terroralpha

    need suggestions for a ITX/microATX test bench/open case. the smaller the better

    hello i am looking for a test bench type of set up that takes up as least amount of space as possible. SFX PSU mounting is a plus. no optical or 2.5/3.5 drive mounting preferred. i need it to only hold a motherboard and a PSU. that's it. i looked at the LIAN LI PC-T60B, but that would require...
  24. terroralpha

    [FS][US] EK GTX 1080 reference water block

    this is a repost because i forgot that pictures all have to uploaded to TPU, and that linking to places like google drive is a no-no. anyway, i don't know what the street prices are, so these are just "asking prices". i always consider reasonable offers. Price is with shipping to anywhere in the...