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PC specs

  1. Tobikage
    Nougat Dec 30, 2020

    Tobikage , Dec 30, 2020 :
    Fanghost ! :rolleyes:
     

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  2. Tobikage
    Nougat Dec 30, 2020

    Tobikage , Dec 30, 2020 :
    It is expensive....sometimes unnecessarily impractical and frustrating in a lot of ways :p

    MicroATX all the way unless you need all those or more than 1x16 PCIe slots.

    You get only one of those Gen4 and one M.2 Gen 4 I think.

    Edit : I've gone from a 2700x and a 1070 to a 2200G btw.
     

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  3. dsmonteiro
    Community Consultant Staff Member Dec 30, 2020

    dsmonteiro , Dec 30, 2020 :
    Didn't really see a reason to go with mATX. My case is ATX and I would just get a more cramped system with hotter and less capable VRMs.

    You downgraded your system?
     

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  4. Tobikage
    Nougat Dec 30, 2020

    Tobikage , Dec 30, 2020 :
    Don't really use it much.

    OC'd the CPU and GPU on the 2200G and running 32GB of 3200MHz RAM so it's plenty for my weekend casual gaming.

    Using the stock heatsink from my old Phenom II 1090T.

    Temps stay close to 60C
    Will get a Zen 3 APU whenever they arrive.
     

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  5. Tobikage
    Nougat Dec 30, 2020

    Tobikage , Dec 30, 2020 :
    Didn't really 'downgrade' it, more like moved it to another room and off my table. :sweatsmile:
     

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  6. dsmonteiro
    Community Consultant Staff Member Dec 30, 2020

    dsmonteiro , Dec 30, 2020 :
    To be perfectly honest, I had quite the bias against them as well, thinking of them as a cheap brand. But I now realized they are very well-regarded for Ryzen AM4 platform.

    I was considering Asus Strix B550-F Gaming and Gigabyte B550 Aorus Pro. Then, I even looked at some of the lower end X570 that are somewhat in the same price range. The big problem is that all X570 at that price point end up being worse than a B550, you gain very little from the bumped up chipset.

    But then I stumbled upon the ASrock motherboard that is actually considerably more feature-rich than the former two.
     

  7. Tokolozi
    Most Original Avatar Dec 30, 2020

    Tokolozi , Dec 30, 2020 :
    Yes, ASRock had some biased views from a lot of people back then. But they have been proving a good option for many uses at their price point. Built a few pc's with friends for them, didn't have anyone complain about it yet....
     

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  8. dsmonteiro
    Community Consultant Staff Member Dec 30, 2020


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  9. Tokolozi
    Most Original Avatar Dec 30, 2020


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  10. dsmonteiro
    Community Consultant Staff Member Dec 30, 2020

    dsmonteiro , Dec 30, 2020 :
    And a cooler.

    And a PSU.

    At least I skipped the Gen.4 NVMe. For now.
     

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  11. Tokolozi
    Most Original Avatar Dec 30, 2020

    Tokolozi , Dec 30, 2020 :
    I'll wait for the notification tomorrow :)
    What cooler and case tho?
     

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  12. dsmonteiro
    Community Consultant Staff Member Dec 30, 2020


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  13. Tokolozi
    Most Original Avatar Dec 30, 2020


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  14. dsmonteiro
    Community Consultant Staff Member Dec 30, 2020

    dsmonteiro , Dec 30, 2020 :
    I know, I'm savage. Also brown fans. And no RGB.
     

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  15. Tokolozi
    Most Original Avatar Dec 30, 2020

    Tokolozi , Dec 30, 2020 :
    I wouldn't be able to, I tip my hat off to you brave brown one!

    No RGB I understand.... But brown.... I'm sorry need to take a stand there. That's why I went BeQuiet! Back in the day instead.
     

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  16. dsmonteiro
    Community Consultant Staff Member Dec 30, 2020

    dsmonteiro , Dec 30, 2020 :
    I did consider the Dark Rock 4 Pro. But it didn't fit my brown case fans :D
     

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  17. Tokolozi
    Most Original Avatar Dec 30, 2020

    Tokolozi , Dec 30, 2020 :
    But.... Noctua makes black ones now too :(
     

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  18. Tobikage
    Nougat Dec 31, 2020


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  19. dsmonteiro
    Community Consultant Staff Member Jan 5, 2021

    dsmonteiro , Jan 5, 2021 :
    That one ended up being a bust. There was no delivery date for it.

    Just ordered the Corsair 4000D (with a separate Airflow panel ordered to be delivered whenever there's stock).
     

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  20. dsmonteiro
    Community Consultant Staff Member Jan 5, 2021

    dsmonteiro , Jan 5, 2021 :
    Was not willing to pay a 20€ premium for black paint.
     

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