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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?

What is the best video card upgrade for my compact ThinkCentre PC?

Question by Tam from Philippines | Answered by Tyler Bernath | Video Cards | Oct 20, 2019 at 11:11 pm CDT

What is the best Graphics Card, and I mean the best "supped-up" "melt-my-face" Graphics Card I can slap into my Compact Case, the Lenovo ThinkCentre M90P?

Right now, it has an AFOX 2GB GT730 DDR3 128bit Low-Profile Graphics Card and it appears to be worn out and causing some weird hieroglyphic-like glitches to appear on my screen from time to time. So, a replacement should be in line. I just want to know, is the current Graphics Card I have the best my PC can handle? Or can it take something even better, or even the best? Please help GPU experts. I can't even play PUBG without Lego-like glitches falling all over my screen.

Bent CPU pins on AMD Ryzen 2600 after removing, what did I do wrong?

Question by Sammy from United States | Answered by Tyler Bernath | Cases, Cooling & PSU | Oct 16, 2019 at 11:37 pm CDT

I just finished replacing my CPU going from an AMD Ryzen 2600 to a Ryzen 3800X. I've always known AMD platforms to be a pain when removing the CPU, normally resulting in bent CPU pins.

So, I decided to try the twist method. To my luck, I was twisting and pulling and a few seconds later the CPU popped out with two rows of bent pins! What did I do wrong, I was using AS5?

Budget gaming monitor selection, BenQ GW2283 or LG 22mk430h?

Question by Lee from Malaysia | Answered by Tyler Bernath | Displays & Projectors | Oct 12, 2019 at 11:21 pm CDT


I'm looking for a gaming monitor under the price of $85 and have found two which I think are good but I'm unsure how to compare.

The first model is the BenQ GW2283 and the second model is the LG 22mk430h. Please do help me with this I usually play competitive games like Rainbow Six Siege and been wanting to look for one that's good. Note - I'm using a gaming laptop right now to play games (ROG GL503GE)