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freeagent

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To me it doesn't matter what you run. We are all in this hobby together.. we all love hardware.
 
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A little something I slapped together over the past week. (system specs for details)

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Oh baby the Evangelion components!

Hurray for EOFY, got rid of my Legion Laptop to go back to a desktop in dreamy white :).

I could not wait for the new RTX cards and AM5 socket :oops:

Sad times! T.T
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Maintenance. Lots and lots of maintenance. I basically gutted my system in anticipation of a couple of key upgrades. Namely, a new CPU and a larger radiator.

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I also plan on doing some solder work on my 2060 Super. My goal is to replace that weird pigtail connector with one of these:

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There are some currently unused, "vestigial" through holes on the PCB that I believe I can solder this connector to. I've already done some testing with a multimeter, and everything looks good so far. And oddly enough, my water block already has a cutout for a connector in that exact area.

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Maintenance. Lots and lots of maintenance. I basically gutted my system in anticipation of a couple of key upgrades. Namely, a new CPU and a larger radiator.

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I also plan on doing some solder work on my 2060 Super. My goal is to replace that weird pigtail connector with one of these:

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There are some currently unused, "vestigial" through holes on the PCB that I believe I can solder this connector to. I've already done some testing with a multimeter, and everything looks good so far. And oddly enough, my water block already has a cutout for a connector in that exact area.

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Didn't know they made waterblocks for 2060 supers.... :cool:
 
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Don't you feel dirty having a ADL setup. I always feel they get a certain amount of derision on TPU now it seems to me to be a bit AMD biased.
TPU isn't the nicest place. You just ignore some of its nonsense over time.
 
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We are all PC enthusiasts, with varying knowledge and components. Why can't we all just get along? :)
 
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Hi,
x99 in current state until place is sold all other builds are off site.
Installed D15 instead of the darkrock 4 pro
Returned the darkrock 4 pro to amazon I did not like it
I couldn't use it's fans my memory was in the way on both sides and frankly putting a fan between the towers was way to tight.
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I just dusted the system and ditched my TY-147B and put it back on the cooler in the 5600X system and swapped in my TL-D14X. Summer is here so a little extra directed airflow is helpful. The iPPC fans idle at 5% so it’s nice and quiet.. sorta :D

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Here's my budget gaming PC I built so I could work from home during lockdown.

i5 10400F Stock
MSI PRO H410M-B Mobo
Inno3D GTX 1660 Stock
AData XPG 16GB @2666Mhz
MX500 1TB SSD
SilverStone 500W Fully Modular PSU
Generic RGB case
Stock Intel cooler

This is a super quiet build. I've set it up so the CPU and GPU fans turn off when they are below 40°c & when breached, they'll only ramp up to 55% maxmium speed. It's perfect for uninterrupted Netflix viewing.

 
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I wanted to share a brief history of my latest builds and their transformation into current state.
Not so long ago there was this thing called Phenom II X4 965 BE with GTX 550ti 1GB, 12GB RAM and indestructible Hitachi 7200rpm 500GB HDD. In 2017 came the Aorus 1060, mostly for cryptomining purpose (it was over 350eur back then, and Zcash was a thing), and Asus Vento A9 case (if i remember correctly) was modified:

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Also modded stock cooler with the Delta fan:

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Then came the Xeon, and I've used the same case. The Phenom was repacked into another case and eventually sold. I still regret that decision. It was a gift from a friend, and a fine piece of AMD engineering history.

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Then I've decided to buy a more powerful GPU. Not too many choices really. It was between heavily used (cryptomining OFC) 1080ti or new 5700XT, for around 450eur. It was an easy one really. The scale comparison with 1060 which had overkill heat sink:

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It was not too long until I've figured that my locked Xeon can't properly feed the 5700XT, so I've decided to build a whole new PC. Bought two new cases, the CM Q500L with intention of heavy modifications, and a generic RGB case. The Q500L was intended for the Ryzen, and generic one for the Xeon. Well, Dark Rock Pro 4 couldn't fit into Q500L (the front panel couldn't close), and there was some annoying static interference with MSI motherboard's audio which persisted even after board RMA (got a new board, it was the damn case's insane static apparently). So Xeon got the Q500L in the end.

This PC is rarely used, and it's mostly for LAN gaming with my friend. I let the fans spin for 50% on that occasion. :) The Gigabyte's BIOS fan settings are terrible, so i bought that little hub for pennies. No such thing like open source FanControl back then (i think). If i ever get a chance on 4790K for a fair price, there will be another cutout at the front, PSU turned around, fans orientation moved to form a negative pressure, and a better CPU cooler. Until then, it's a nearly silent or silent compact ATX box.

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And my main rig:

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I'll probably swap the RGB fans for a pair of P14s at the front, and P12 at the back for performance and noise. It's hard to take a proper photo of purple lights, it tends to be captured as blue in darker environment.
 

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Welp, got the CPU cooler on, but the M.2 still wont fit lol.. guess either a new platform or water cooling will be the only way to use it lol. Dammit.

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Not sure how it performs yet, but it is smaller, and lighter than FC140, so no high hopes there.. on a positive note, the black cooler fans are pretty nice to the touch and have some beef to them. Quality goods right there. Oh I also put the little M.2 cooler on, it’s a little classier looking imo.
 
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Welp, got the CPU cooler on, but the M.2 still wont fit lol.. guess either a new platform or water cooling will be the only way to use it lol. Dammit.

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Not sure how it performs yet, but it is smaller, and lighter than FC140, so no high hopes there.. on a positive note, the black cooler fans are pretty nice to the touch and have some beef to them. Quality goods right there. Oh I also put the little M.2 cooler on, it’s a little classier looking imo.
You can fit 280mm rad on top? You could get an Arctic liquid freezer II 280. Good performer but damn ugly CPU block. :D
 

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You can fit 280mm rad on top? You could get an Arctic liquid freezer II 280. Good performer but damn ugly CPU block. :D
Just say NO to AIO :)
 

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Just say NO to AIO :)
Well your air cooling is saying no to your m.2. The only thing wrong with AIOs are misinformed people that refuse to bend.
 
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Well your air cooling is saying no to your m.2. The only thing wrong with AIOs are misinformed people that refuse to bend.
I had an AIO before.. performance started to taper off after 12-14 months, and after 2 years I had to dial back my settings. By the third year it was pretty much done for me. Plus it had a rattle can pump after the first week lol.

Performance was excellent when it was there. But once it started to taper off it was really no better than a heatsink. I was using 120x38s the entire time. Sometimes in push/pull.

Also, a lot of people say their AIO is better than their air coolers that did not get the same fresh air that their AIO gets.

Also, from what I have seen is that a lot of peoples temps with their AIO suck compared to mine. I don’t idle in the 40s or 50s, more like the 20s and low 30s.

They're still waiting on ya :)


I honestly forgot about that.. I think I will take you up on that shortly :)
 
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I had an AIO before.. performance started to taper off after 12-14 months, and after 2 years I had to dial back my settings. By the third year it was pretty much done for me. Plus it had a rattle can pump after the first week lol.

Performance was excellent when it was there. But once it started to taper off it was really no better than a heatsink. I was using 120x38s the entire time. Sometimes in push/pull.

Also, a lot of people say their AIO is better than their air coolers that did not get the same fresh air that their AIO gets.

Also, from what I have seen is that a lot of peoples temps with their AIO suck compared to mine. I don’t idle in the 40s or 50s, more like the 20s and low 30s.

Modern decent AIO are kinda pointless over Air coolers unless you are pushing 200 plus watts performance wise..... My 5950X sits in the low 60s under full load the same as any decent Tower cooler because it's stock I just wouldn't deal with a huge chunk of metal blocking access to stuff. A lot of AIO are designed with intel in mind you have to look at AMD performance to really compare Gamers Nexus does pretty good reviews on them another factor is unless someone has your identical setup.... Case/motherboard/cpu/ambient you can't compare temps. My buddy in Arizona with a 5800X same case, same cooler, same mobo runs about 10C warmer than my 5800X based system because his ambient is 8c higher.
 
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I had an AIO before.. performance started to taper off after 12-14 months, and after 2 years I had to dial back my settings. By the third year it was pretty much done for me. Plus it had a rattle can pump after the first week lol.

Performance was excellent when it was there. But once it started to taper off it was really no better than a heatsink. I was using 120x38s the entire time. Sometimes in push/pull.

Also, a lot of people say their AIO is better than their air coolers that did not get the same fresh air that their AIO gets.

Also, from what I have seen is that a lot of peoples temps with their AIO suck compared to mine. I don’t idle in the 40s or 50s, more like the 20s and low 30s.



I honestly forgot about that.. I think I will take you up on that shortly :)
I've got a Kraken x60 from someone from TPU and it's still running. It really depends on the brand and as always, luck of the draw.
 

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That Optimus block is legit @freeagent should do it....

And I can personally vouch for the Foundation block. The 3070 Ti forced me back to the C14S or else I would still be using it. But, to be honest I don't miss it that much at 142W, it is a big difference thermally but you know how these CPUs are, no real diff

The TechN is as good if not better.
 
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