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Comment reply on tonder's Completed Build: "Crystal Clear" - 2019 Gaming PC

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

No worries!

Comment reply on tonder's Completed Build: "Crystal Clear" - 2019 Gaming PC

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

There is no such picture related to this build, and I'm using both the included fans with the DRP4. Please check pictures 6, 8 and 11 for closer view and confirmation.

Comment reply on tonder's Completed Build: "Crystal Clear" - 2019 Gaming PC

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

No probs! I might make a video of my build late this year.

Let me know when you've completed your build if you post it here at PCPartPicker (link it to me)! :)

Comment reply on tonder's Completed Build: "Crystal Clear" - 2019 Gaming PC

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you for compliments!

The Ryzen 9 3900X is an awesome CPU, and compared to the 9900K on 1440p and 4K resolutions in gaming it wouldn't fall that much behind. I'd say it's around 5-10% slower than the Intel processor with all the other specs kept same. Lowering the resolution to 1080p increases the performance gap between the two CPU's as the game is more CPU bound then, but with these specs I wouldn't think one would be gaming on that resolution (at least not always).

Obviously the 3900X is much better in productivity and workloads alike. I hope this helps :)

Comment reply on tonder's Completed Build: "Crystal Clear" - 2019 Gaming PC

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, it does! It comes with a tube of beQuiet!'s DC-1 which is quite good TIM, but I've since replaced it with ThermalGrizzly's Kryonaut for 2-3 degree Celsius reduction in operating temperatures.

Use this article as a guide for thermal pastes: https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/thermal-paste-comparison,5108-9.html

For overclocking and enthusiasts, I'd always recommend the Kryonaut. It's simply the best (if value is ignored). If money is an issue, then go with Noctua NT-H1 or NT-H2. They are almost as good as the Kryonaut.

Comment reply on tonder's Completed Build: Tonder's Pocket-Rocket / LAN-HTPC

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

That's alright! Yeah EVGA is one of the best along with Gigabyte, MSI and ASUS in my opinion.

Comment reply on tonder's Completed Build: Tonder's Pocket-Rocket / LAN-HTPC

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! Do you mean how does the GPU handle in terms of performance, thermals or noise?

Performance-wise it can play any game I can throw at it 1080p +60fps max settings, and can even do some well optimized games at 1440p. All in all absolutely great card for the money (as you'd expect EVGA cards to be)!

Comment reply on tonder's Completed Build: "Crystal Clear" - 2019 Gaming PC

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Pardon me, that is 1.248V for my CPU at @ 4.8Ghz.

Comment reply on tonder's Completed Build: "Crystal Clear" - 2019 Gaming PC

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey,

My 9900k is clocked at 4.8Ghz @ 1.215v, while the base clock for the CPU is just 3.6Ghz. This 4.8Ghz is an all-core overclock without any Intel "speed-stepping" on, which means that the CPU is always running at this speed on all cores. I could push it to 5.0Ghz with 1.25-1.27v, but that would raise the workload temperatures to around 85 degrees Celsius (which I'm not comfortable with). Gaming at 5.0Ghz would still be fine.

The RAM I'm using is 44mm tall, which is quite high and it actually leaves less than 1mm space between one of the RAM modules and the first Dark Rock Pro 4 fan. The fan's position can be adjusted, and it is sitting at the top most position for me.

Your ram sitting at just 31mm, that would leave more than enough space between the RAM modules and the CPU fan. Of course I can't speak for these companies in terms of compatibility, but you should be more than fine with that setup :)

Comment reply on tonder's Completed Build: "Crystal Clear" - 2019 Gaming PC

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

You're welcome!

Yeah beQuiet!'s products do look great (and offer good bang-for-buck), which was one of the main reasons why I also went for the DRP4 and not Noctua NH-D15. That Cooler Master CPU cooler is great value for 40$.

Comment reply on tonder's Completed Build: "Crystal Clear" - 2019 Gaming PC

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

No worries!

Yes, I think even the regular Dark Rock 4 without the "Pro" could be slight overkill for the 3600, but if money's not an issue, sure go for it.

I would be leaning more towards something like the Cooler Master Hyper 212 Black Edition, or anything similar. Should give plenty of headroom for overclocking, and you can always add anorher fan to the tower for a push-pull fan configuration for even better thermals.

https://www.coolermaster.com/catalog/coolers/cpu-air-coolers/hyper-212-black-edition/

Comment reply on tonder's Completed Build: "Crystal Clear" - 2019 Gaming PC

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

The Dark Rock Pro 4 is a 250W TDP premium aircooler, which is more than adequate for an overclocked 9900K. The same goes for Noctua NH-D15, which is slightly better in terms of cooling performance (1-3 degrees Celsius), but just slightly louder.

There is no need for a liquid cooler, as TDRP4 does better cooling than most 240mm AIO's for example. Custom-loop liquid cooled setups are a matter of their own.

My 9900K @ 4.8GHz is always way below 80 degrees in gaming, some workloads like Adobe Premiere rendering goes slightly above that, but that is still easily inside safe operating temperatures of the CPU.

I also use ThermalGrizzly's Kryonaut as TIM, so that helps too.

Comment reply on tonder's Completed Build: "Crystal Clear" - 2019 Gaming PC

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

You're absolutely right about the bottlenecking, and that's a quite good plan!

Comment reply on tonder's Completed Build: "Crystal Clear" - 2019 Gaming PC

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

That's alright, I'm also a fan of building budget PC's and getting the best possible "bang-for-buck". The RX 580 is an amazing value card, and I used to have one just a month ago in my "Kolink Rocket" build.

If you'd ever decide to go for a RTX 2080, you should make sure that the CPU isn't a big bottleneck for it.

Comment reply on FedorSosnin's Completed Build: InWin A1 Plus + Ryzen 3600 + Dark Rock Pro 4

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Great looking build with fantastic components!

Comment reply on tonder's Completed Build: "Crystal Clear" - 2019 Gaming PC

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey, and thank you!

Anything I can throw at it actually, except for Control game @ max with Ray-tracing @ 4K (dips way below 60fps).

For example:

  • SOTTR max. settings 4K avg. FPS in the in-game benchmark is 66fps (without Ray-tracing).
  • Battlefield V @ max. settings 1440p 140-200fps.
  • Apex Legends @ comp. settings 1440p 165fps locked.

Comment reply on tonder's Completed Build: Tonder's Pocket-Rocket / LAN-HTPC

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

I actually did! And thank you for the kind words! That modular PSU (Corsair 600W) is on my upgrade-list for early next year, so I know exactly what you're talking aobut :) Perhaps even getting a Ryzen 7 3700x too.

Comment reply on tonder's Completed Build: "Crystal Clear" - 2019 Gaming PC

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

I first thought you commented on my Kolink build, whoops :b Yeah it's great for 4K Single-players, and for 1440p on esport-titles.

Comment reply on tonder's Completed Build: Tonder's Pocket-Rocket / LAN-HTPC

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

Comment reply on tonder's Completed Build: Tonder's Pocket-Rocket / LAN-HTPC

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Cheers! Scale is important! ;)

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