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    Accessory Portable LCD monitors for work and gaming, recommendations?

    My ASUS ROG Strix XG16 has arrived! I've been using it over the weekend, and shooting tons of video for an unboxing video that will probably take me the rest of this week to get edited. First impressions are good. No buyers remorse :) The quality of the screen is very good, and it even came...
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    Show your new toys Topic

    That's the biggest issue with my old WD Sentinel DX4000. In testing over the last few weeks I pulled the power to check what would happen. That triggered a RAID verification which took over 15 hours to complete with only 2x 2TB drives installed. The NAS was also noticeably slower to access...
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    Advice NR200 - C14S x 5800x - RTX 3090 FE - Optimize Temperature

    I would worry too much about that, there may be some warm air pulled back into the case, but it should be marginal. With your CPU running at 80 degrees, you have some headroom for your CPU temp to increase slightly, which is still going to be a win overall if you can get a reasonable reduction...
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    Advice NR200 - C14S x 5800x - RTX 3090 FE - Optimize Temperature

    Have you tried either moving the fan above the CPU cooler forward so that it's at the front of the case and setting it to exhaust, or installing a second fan in that location, set to exhaust? I'd also try setting all the fans to exhaust, except for the 2 under your 3090. That would be the best...
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    Log SSFF 3950X + B450 + 32GB Ram

    Better temps than I expected, but if you can get a good undervolt they should be better still, and you'll likely get better sustained clock speeds. Might be worth trying 1usmus' CTR (Clock Tuner for Ryzen)
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    Accessory Portable LCD monitors for work and gaming, recommendations?

    The ASUS ProArt PA148CTV review is now available on RTINGs.com ASUS ProArt PA148CTV Review - RTINGS.com While it's one of the better portable monitors they've reviewed, it still doesn't score very well. I thought, given it's ProArt designation, that it would have full sRGB coverage, and...
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    S4MAX: Brickless S4M w/ 3090 FE and R9 5950x - 800W, 5l, water cooled

    Just spent the last hour catching up on Phase 2 of your amazing build. I was just thinking that Asrock will probably release the X570S version of your motherboard, just as you've got everything sorted out and fitting properly. Hopefully it will have exactly the same layout (to the millimeter)...
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    Log SSFF 3950X + B450 + 32GB Ram

    That looks like it could get pretty hot, especially with the 3950X. Are you considering cutting some additional ventilation into it? Also, what are you using it for mainly?
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    Accessory Portable LCD monitors for work and gaming, recommendations?

    I have, at long last ordered a portable monitor! After much back and forth, not helped by a lack of reviews, I've gone for the ASUS ROG Strix XG16AHPE (15.6 inch 144Hz). If it turns out to be as good as the bigger 17.3 inch version, I'll be happy. In case you're wondering, I didn't go for the...
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    Show your new toys Topic

    Ouch! Thanks for the heads up. My ASUS Router has been really good since I updated it to Asuswrt-Merlin. It's going to have to hold the fort until Microsoft tries again!
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    Show your new toys Topic

    It's only going to be used for local storage, so no Internet connectivity required. I'll probably use WSUS Offline to update it with whatever updates are available, for maximum stability. Surprisingly, I believe Server 2008 R2 did get an update for the recent PrintNightmare vulnerability.
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    Show your new toys Topic

    My "new" toy is quite old, but it's never been used. Back in 2012 the company I work for bought about 8 of these WD Sentinel DX4000 NAS units. They were used as local storage and for backups at our branches across the country, and we retired them last year to replace them with larger capacity...
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    Accessory Portable LCD monitors for work and gaming, recommendations?

    I'm really filling up this thread with posts, but I'm hoping these will be useful to others trying to decide on a portable monitor option in the future. RTINGS.com has been posting quite a lot of portable monitor reviews lately. I like their reviews as they have equipment to measure color...
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    Accessory Portable LCD monitors for work and gaming, recommendations?

    At last! The ASUS ROG Strix 15.6 inch (XG16AHPE) Portable Gaming Monitor is available at Amazon. It's expensive at $399, but it has a much better stand than the larger 17.3 inch model, and still retains the tripod mount. I should have an Aya Neo handheld gaming PC arriving in September...
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    S4T Update

    Hope this helps: