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  1. lorry

    Fan configuration

    Hi, I know that there isn't that much difference between push / pull fan configuration, but I was wondering about a pull setup with the grill cutouts as in the below? The case is a Thermaltake View 71 and the radiator is an Alphacool NexXxoS XT45 Full Copper 420mm Radiator V.2, fans are Noctua...
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    Water cooling beginnings

    I am soon to be going down the open loop route and have read about what preparation should be done to radiators, pumps and blocks but not seen anything about the fittings. I have a small sonic cleaner that I use to give E-cig atomisers a good clean before first use, using Sea clean2., as there...
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    AM4 backplate thread size

    As the title says, I am trying to find out AM4 backplate thread pitch size (the thread that air and water coolers screw into). I was told that they were M3.5 or 6/32, Finally found M3.5 (they aren't that easy to track down), but whilst they seem to be the right diameter they are not the right...
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    Optimus Foundation CPU Block - AMD

    Does anyone know of, or had an experience using their new blocks for Ryzen 3000? They make some pretty bold claims on their site, not only of the material that they use, but also the machining, electroless nickel, Spartech Cast acrylic, 6061-T6 Aluminium, MIL-A-8625 TYPE II ANODIZATION, etc...
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    PSU shroud

    Think I have a basic PSU shroud figured out for the Thermaltake View 71. It's pretty basic but should look better than nothing at all. I based it on the actual PSU shroud from the Cooler master H500M. I could have bought a plastic shaped one from a firm over in Portugal, but they want €35 plus...
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    EK-Quantum Kinetic TBE 200 D5 PWM D-RGB Questions

    I have been able to get hold of an EK-Quantum Kinetic TBE 200 D5 PWM D-RGB - Plexi (yeah I know, jammy). I am unsure about the connections though, and I am asking for some help, as there is basically pretty much zero information on their site that I could see. The D-RGB led is simple enough...
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    NOCTUA in trouble? - Leo tests the NEW Zalman CNPS20X !

    "Today Leo takes a look at two new coolers from Zalman - a company we haven't heard much from in quite some time. Do Noctua need to be worried in 2020? Leo finds out all the gory details !" Available at a couple of places here in the UK
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    Soft tubing size

    I'm looking to learn more about open loop water cooling with soft tubing. I have the chance of getting a D5 pump combo, have an alphacool 360 T30 rad and wondered which is better suited, 13/10 or 16/10, and why please. The case is a View 71 and AMD 3900x. I know that the thicker walls are...
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    AMD Ryzen 5 1600 AF

    Why bother even thinking about the new AMD Ryzen 5 1600 AF ? How about that it benchmarks just 1 - 2 % lower than the AMD Ryzen 5 2600, but is being sold for Just $85!
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    Customised Shortcuts to Power Plans on your Desktop

    First, thanks to @Fry178 for originally telling me about the possibility of this. This will allow you to create individual power plan shortcuts onto your desktop, allowing you to switch between low power usage for everyday use and say gaming etc. I now have three, the original 1usmus, a 1usmus...
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    SoC/UnCore OC on Gigabyte Aorus X470 Gaming 7 wi-fi

    Does anyone know where the setting SoC/UnCore OC setting is in the Gigabyte X470 Aorus Gaming 7 wi-fi please? I have been through the entire bios section by section but have not located it as yet, If it is there anyway. I read on a search that SoC/UnCore is essentially the same as GFX...
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    Trying to understand Ryzen 3000 series boost speed variations

    I have a 3900x and have enabled PBO, XMP in the bios and use Ryzen high performance power setting within Windows, but not much more than that. On some boots it will boost to 4.600 on its two best cores, at other times to 4.575 (like today) and at other times 'only' 4.550. All the other cores do...
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    Advice sought for 3900x build, accepted bios settings and varying highest speed recorded in various monitors

    I would like peoples thoughts on my Ryzen 3900X set up and bios config please. I am totally new to modern PCs but have built in the past (20+ years ago now). I followed and searched for as much info as I could before my build. That went flawlessly, first time test boot outside the case, first...