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Samsung 970 EVO SSD not performing as expected, what could be wrong?

Question by George from United Kingdom (Great Britain) | Answered by Tyler Bernath | Storage | Nov 24, 2019 at 10:30 pm CST

I recently put together a new build with an ASUS TUF X570, 3700X and GeForce 2070 SUPER. I rounded it off with a 970 EVO SSD.

After installing the OS and drivers, I ran through a few benchmarks and I'm only getting 1600 MB/s, when I see reviews and others getting 3500 MB/s.

What could be wrong?

Which cooler should I go with to replace stock AMD cooling?

Question by Jeremy from United Kingdom (Great Britain) | Answered by Tyler Bernath | Cases, Cooling & PSU | Nov 8, 2019 at 10:46 pm CST

I'm thinking about replacing my stock AMD cooling solution that came with my 3600 with something like a Dark Rock Pro or D15. Out of curiosity, are the single 120mm AIOs crap or can they perform as well as higher-end air coolers?

My current temps are fine as is, but I wouldn't mind temps being a little lower under load and with less noise.

Advice on budget computer build for lightning and rendering work

Question by Devank from India | Answered by Tyler Bernath | Computer Systems | Nov 4, 2019 at 11:28 pm CST


I am going to build this configuration for the Lighting and Rendering work. I am kind of fit within budget build. Can you please look and give me your expert thoughts on this build?

  • CPU - Intel Core i7 9700K 3.6GHz Motherboard - GIGABYTE Z390 AORUS ELITE
  • GPU - Galax GeForce RTX 2070 Super EX (1-Click OC) 8GB GDDR6
  • RAM - Corsair (8 x 2 )16 GB Vengeance LPX DDR4 3600MHz
  • Primary storage - Intel 660p 512GB
  • Secondary storage - WD or Seagate 1TB HDD
  • Case - either of Antec Dark Avenger DA601 RGB (E-ATX) Mid Tower Corsair Carbide SPEC-ALPHA Phanteks Eclipse P350x Deepcool Matrexx 55 Ant Esports ICE-300TG
  • Monitor - mostly between HP 24F, Dell P2419H, Philips 246E9QJAB, Benq GW2780

What is making my ASUS X570 F motherboard based system wake?

Question by Heart from United States | Answered by Tyler Bernath | Motherboards | Oct 24, 2019 at 11:28 pm CDT

Purchased a brand-new ASUS X570 F motherboard with CPU, Memory etc. all new.

My problem is the system, while in stand-by will randomly turn on for a few minutes and turn itself back off. Even if it comes out of standby and I start using it browsing the web, watching video etc. it will still go back to standby after that same five minutes. I tried disabling WOL to no avail, what gives?