Recent content by AlexTSG

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    Motherboard msi B550I Gaming Edge Wifi

    I had a look at a few RGB/ARGB controller hubs, but most of them seem to allow 5V ARGB strips and fans to run from 12V headers, not the other way around. You may need to run the Neon strip from the board, and get a separate RGB controller hub to run the AIO.
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    Noctua NH-D15S & NH-U9S added to the Chromax.Black range

    I just saw this news posted on Tom's Hardware. https://www.tomshardware.com/news/Noctua-turns-old-favorites-black I'm about to start building up my Ryzen 5 3600 based system in an NCASE M1, so the NH-U9S is probably overkill, but I want one anyway, so if it's available when I'm doing my Black...
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    Prebuilt Chuwi LarkBox campaign has 5 days to go

    Unfortunately, my unit hasn't even shipped yet. I'm going to contact them and see what's going on, but between this delay in shipping, and continuing delays due to COVID-19, I think I'll be lucky to get it before the end of the year.
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    Amazon AMD Ryzen 7 3700X - $259 (+ Assassin's Creed Valhalla)

    You would need to setup an account with your delivery address and add the item to your cart to see the final cost. They should also give you an estimated delivery date. Although, with the Ryzen 5000 series CPUs having been announced, it's probably worth waiting till for Black Friday at the end...
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    Other Photoshop CS6 running slow...

    I tested Creative Cloud today, and had Illustrator open on both laptops at the same time, with different projects open and it worked just fine.
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    Other Photoshop CS6 running slow...

    I’m fairly sure I’ve used both copies at the same time, but probably not in the same app. I think I was using Illustrator on my laptop while a video was rendering in Premiere Pro on the other PC. I’ll be in the office tomorrow, so I’ll try opening the same app on both machines to see if it...
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    Other Photoshop CS6 running slow...

    If Photoshop has been running okay on that PC in the past, and is only starting to slow down recently, then there's a good change that a Windows update, or updated driver may be causing an issue. I recently had problems after an update to my Logitech G HUB software, and we've had issues with a...
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    ClockTuner for Ryzen (by 1usmus)

    The best place to check for updates for this is to follow the authors Twitter. This is the latest news:
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    DIY Perks - Invisible Desk PC

    He does mention in the video that Linus Tech Tips is working on a similar project, but they plan to use watercooling. I'll be interested to see that when it comes out. Perhaps 80mm fans at either side mounted at a 45 degree angle blowing air towards the center with a suitable shroud would be a...
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    be quiet! teases Pure Loops AIOs with decoupled pump.

    An article with more details has just been posted on Anandtech: https://www.anandtech.com/show/16043/keeping-it-pure-be-quiet-pure-loop-series-up-to-360-mm-aios The release date is listed as early October, and the 240mm, which I suspect is of most interest for SFF builds, will be $95.
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    GPU Official GeForce RTX 30 Series "Founders Edition" Dimensions

    So, the Strix card may not be the best option for smaller builds...
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    GPU Official GeForce RTX 30 Series "Founders Edition" Dimensions

    The Founders Edition cards have a PCB with a triangular section cut out of it for the cooler. The reference design is a more regular rectangular PCB as shown in this TweakTown article...
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    DIY Perks - Invisible Desk PC

    I'm putting this in Off Topic, as this PC is certainly not small form factor by volume. However, in a lot of respects the fact that the desk is only 5cm thick makes it necessary to build as though it were. I was wondering if the cooling would have not been better and quieter if some larger...
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    GPU Official GeForce RTX 30 Series "Founders Edition" Dimensions

    I don’t see why it shouldn’t fit. The 3080 Founders card is 2-slot and 285mm. One of the bigger concerns is the fan that blows through the card will be blowing hot air directly into tower style air coolers (like the Noctua U9S), and with no tests out yet, there are still unknowns in terms of...
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    GPU Official GeForce RTX 30 Series "Founders Edition" Dimensions

    I see EKWB now has water blocks available for the reference boards (which they point out are not the ones used for the Founders Edition cards): https://www.ekwb.com/shop/ek-quantum-vector-rtx-3080-3090-copper-plexi