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  • primesuspectprimesuspect Beepin n' Boopin Detroit, MI Icrontian

    Looking for suggestions on cooler, especially. @Thrax is going to recommend some RAM later.

  • TushonTushon I'm scared, Coach Alexandria, VA Icrontian

    Noctua NH-D15S or Noctua NH-D15 would be my choice for a new build, today.

  • ThraxThrax Professional Shill, Pokémaster, Watch Slut, Mumble Hivemind Drone Austin, TX Icrontian

    Noctua NH-D15S is a bomb-ass air cooler. Or if you wanted to do an all-in-one water cooler, the Swiftech H240X2 is so good. If you want a slightly smaller air cooler, the Noctua NH-U14S is great.

    Ensure they support socket AM4. I know Noctua does, not sure about Swiftech.

    Noctua will send you a free AM4 upgrade kit to make their pre-AM4 models compatible: http://noctua.at/en/which-noctua-cpu-coolers-are-compatible-with-amd-am4-ryzen

  • _k_k P-Town, Texas Icrontian

    No love for Arctic Cooling Liquid Freezer series?

  • primesuspectprimesuspect Beepin n' Boopin Detroit, MI Icrontian

    Noctua NH-D15s is not compatible with my case, the NZXT S340. I'll have to find something smaller

  • primesuspectprimesuspect Beepin n' Boopin Detroit, MI Icrontian

    I do like the look (and the idea of silence) of the Swiftech H240X2. Hope they come out with an AM4 mounting kit soon. I might head in that direction.

  • Cliff_ForsterCliff_Forster Baltimore, MD Icrontian

    Noctua makes some great stuff, but God those brown fans... You have a window, can't cover that up.

    That case and motherboard combo is screaming for white and black in combination. I have not used this, but I have used other Phanteks product and have always found the fans to be quiet and effective and the build quality of their heatsinks to be very good. I think the black PH-TC14S with white fan frame will look sexy as hell in your build and it will perform well enough unless you want to sport overclock then you should consider doing liquid.

    http://www.phanteks.com/PH-TC14S.html

  • ThraxThrax Professional Shill, Pokémaster, Watch Slut, Mumble Hivemind Drone Austin, TX Icrontian

    @primesuspect said:
    I do like the look (and the idea of silence) of the Swiftech H240X2. Hope they come out with an AM4 mounting kit soon. I might head in that direction.

    Looks like you're in luck: http://www.ocdrift.com/swiftech-releases-socket-am4-mounting-kit/

    primesuspect
  • primesuspectprimesuspect Beepin n' Boopin Detroit, MI Icrontian
    edited 24 Feb

    Ended up going with the Swiftech H240X2 Prestige kit. I am so excite about water cooling :D

    The nice thing is I can easily add a block to my GPU and extend the system.

    mertesnGargoyle
  • ThraxThrax Professional Shill, Pokémaster, Watch Slut, Mumble Hivemind Drone Austin, TX Icrontian

    @primesuspect

    This RAM: https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B0134EW7G8/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1&sa-no-redirect=1

    Set it to DDR4-2667 and plug in the suggested timings in the BIOS.

  • RyderRyder Kalamazoo, Mi Icrontian

    Damn, it had to be Corsair? #nope.jpg

  • primesuspectprimesuspect Beepin n' Boopin Detroit, MI Icrontian

    Thanks! With that, I have my parts list :)

  • mertesnmertesn I am Bobby Miller Yukon, OK Icrontian

    @Ryder said:
    Damn, it had to be Corsair? #nope.jpg

    Well, where's the OCZ RAM?

  • drasnordrasnor Hawthorne, CA Icrontian

    @mertesn said:

    @Ryder said:
    Damn, it had to be Corsair? #nope.jpg

    Well, where's the OCZ RAM?

    The privateers must have gotten it all.

    Gargoyle
  • primesuspectprimesuspect Beepin n' Boopin Detroit, MI Icrontian

    Wanted to go to a FreeSync monitor as well, so I got one on sale at MicroCenter today for $259. ASUS MG248Q.

  • ThraxThrax Professional Shill, Pokémaster, Watch Slut, Mumble Hivemind Drone Austin, TX Icrontian
    edited 26 Feb

    Adaptive refresh. It's impossible to go back to ordinary displays. It's so bad.

    UPSLynx
  • Cliff_ForsterCliff_Forster Baltimore, MD Icrontian

    I have a 27" freesync display. The experience is so much better for everything I do, but gaming, it blows your mind how turning VSync off improves the look and feel of everything. I swear I track a bit better in FPS games because I never get any frame stutter. You will love it.

  • ThraxThrax Professional Shill, Pokémaster, Watch Slut, Mumble Hivemind Drone Austin, TX Icrontian
    edited 26 Feb

    You very well may. Vsync can buffer up to 3 frames, depending on how it is implemented. So if you're running at 60 FPS (16ms), events you're reacting to on-screen and/or server updates may not be rendered out to your eyeballs for n+3 frames... or a full 48ms later. The potential perils of vsync!

    Gargoyle
  • RyanFodderRyanFodder Detroit, MI Icrontian

    Could this be something that is happening in Rocket League? Recently, whenever I get close to the ball, I get occasionally get a very large stutter that comes in the form of ~5-10 frames per second play, for... a heartbeat. But its RIGHT when I need to determine where to put the nose of my car....

  • RyanFodderRyanFodder Detroit, MI Icrontian

    Tested: no its not.

  • primesuspectprimesuspect Beepin n' Boopin Detroit, MI Icrontian

    Blerrrggggg... Tonight I get the CPU and motherboard. Two days from now the cooler, memory, and SSD.

    Hrnnk

  • RyderRyder Kalamazoo, Mi Icrontian

    On Saturday? I hope they actually deliver it on Saturday and don't push it to Monday.

  • primesuspectprimesuspect Beepin n' Boopin Detroit, MI Icrontian

    Eh, whatever. Maybe monday. I dunno.

  • primesuspectprimesuspect Beepin n' Boopin Detroit, MI Icrontian
    edited 2 Mar


    RYZEN hype train goooo

    Cliff_ForsterGargoyle
  • Cliff_ForsterCliff_Forster Baltimore, MD Icrontian

    @primesuspect said:

    RYZEN hype train gooooi

    Where is the "so sexy" button?

  • RyanFodderRyanFodder Detroit, MI Icrontian

    If I were to say... buy a new motherboard and processor, and wanted a fresh install of windows, how would I go about doing that with my current license?

  • RyanFodderRyanFodder Detroit, MI Icrontian

    Video card recommendations while I'm at this?

  • TushonTushon I'm scared, Coach Alexandria, VA Icrontian

    Did you originally set it up with your Microsoft account? If so, I believe you just login to the new PC with that account. Otherwise, in general, you can go through some call prompts and get re-activated this way
    https://www.groovypost.com/howto/transfer-windows-10-license-new-pc/

    @RyanFodder said:
    Video card recommendations while I'm at this?

    I think new stuff is just around the corner, so you might wait to see further price drops.

  • primesuspectprimesuspect Beepin n' Boopin Detroit, MI Icrontian

    Yeah I'm gonna wait until the next gen Radeon stuff is out.

  • RyanFodderRyanFodder Detroit, MI Icrontian

    Deal.

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