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    Memory (part number)Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB (4 X 8GB) DDR4 3600 MHz (PC4-28800)
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    Cool Completed my build!

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    Case: Phanteks Enthoo Pro ATX Chassis
    CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 5950X @ 4.9GHz
    CPU Cooler: Corsair iCUE H100i RGB Pro XT
    Motherboard: ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Dark Hero
    RAM: Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB (4x8gb)@ 3600MHz
    GPU: AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT SE Sapphire NITRO+ 16GB
    Storage: SSD 480GB Kingston + 2TB 7,200 RPM HDD + 240GB Kingston SSD
    PSU: EVGA SuperNOVA 1000 GT, 80 Plus Gold 1000W
    Operating System: Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit


    The building of it wasnt a smooth ride. First I got a bad motherboard and accidentally voided the warranty in a way that is too embarrassing to tell, then I found out my PSU was also bad and EVGA replaced it for me, then the first NVMe i bought bricked the damn computer not allowing anything to be installed, so I installed on my normal SSD i have and when I removed the NVMe it erased all my HDD's & SSD's making me reinstall the OS all over. Then I found out the 2015 untouched clean ISO fresh install of windows 10 hates all my specs because the 2015 clean OEM install doesnt support anything so i had to play russian roulette with the update assistant manager which bypasses years of updating and doing it all at once hoping a BSOD didn't happen again. When it finally got through I have no issues now.

    That is the one thing i will warn peeps about, make sure you have an ISO with preinstalled updates from 2018 onward. After the update assistant managed to make it passed 71% without bluescreening it started detecting the motherboard features.

    However, thanks to my NVMe being a butt-hole to me, I dropped the thermal cover (the thing with the dark hero logo) and the thermal padding got all gunked up, is there a replacement to buy or thermal padding to buy to replace it? I plan on using an NVMe soon.
    Last edited by johnnified; 05-30-2022 at 01:57 AM.

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    MotherboardAsus Z690-A PRIME DDR5
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    Memory (part number)Corsair 2x16GB 5600MHz CL36
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnnified View Post
    First I got a bad motherboard and accidentally voided the warranty in a way that is too embarrassing to tell
    Now I'm curious, how? :>

    Quote Originally Posted by johnnified View Post
    is there a replacement to buy or thermal padding to buy to replace it?
    You can get it from any online store, just make sure it got right thickness.

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    New ROGer Array johnnified PC Specs
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    MotherboardASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Dark Hero
    ProcessorAMD Ryzen 5950x 16-core, 32-threads
    Memory (part number)Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB (4 X 8GB) DDR4 3600 MHz (PC4-28800)
    Graphics Card #1AMD Radeon 6800XT Sapphire NiTRO+ SE
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    Quote Originally Posted by DragDay7 View Post
    Now I'm curious, how? :>
    Thanks to being overly generous with thermal paste... somehow... magically.... it got in the cpu socket when I was cleaning off the motherboard to send in...

    Quote Originally Posted by DragDay7 View Post
    You can get it from any online store, just make sure it got right thickness.
    I'm new to NVMe's This is my first build in 8 years lol. Can you link me a few or send me a link to a few paddings to buy?

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    I plan to assemble the computer myself and let me tell you that I have been thinking about it for a long time. I am thinking about waiting for the price to drop. And I have questions for you, is it worth saving on a graphics card or processor?
    My website : https://greenwall.gg
    Last edited by AdamHS; 06-07-2022 at 03:12 PM.

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    ROG Enthusiast Array DragDay7 PC Specs
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnnified View Post
    I'm new to NVMe's This is my first build in 8 years lol. Can you link me a few or send me a link to a few paddings to buy?
    It really depends on where do you live. I'd just google "thermal pad" and all stores around shows up.

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    Nice! Got more pics?

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    New ROGer Array johnnified PC Specs
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    MotherboardASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Dark Hero
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    Graphics Card #1AMD Radeon 6800XT Sapphire NiTRO+ SE
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    Quote Originally Posted by MasterC@ROG View Post
    Nice! Got more pics?
    COming right up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MasterC@ROG View Post
    Nice! Got more pics?
    The Pics below I just took and have shown me I already have dust to remove in the front dust panel. lol
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    I am also ordering two 2TB NVMe's for each slot, they probably will both come with those nice heatsinks already on them so I don't have to mess around with thermal padding and just keep the covers off. (Sad, I know) So far I haven't found good reviews on most thermal padding results in Amazon or Newegg searches so I would rather just get one which has one built onto it. After that I plan on upgrading the 2.5" SSD's and getting rid of the 3.5" 2TB HDD I have and turning it into a 4TB SSD 2.5"

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    New ROGer Array johnnified PC Specs
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    ProcessorAMD Ryzen 5950x 16-core, 32-threads
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    Graphics Card #1AMD Radeon 6800XT Sapphire NiTRO+ SE
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    Storage #1SSD 480GB Kingston
    Storage #22TB Toshiba 7,200 RPM HDD
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    Power SupplyEVGA SuperNOVA 1000 GT, 80 Plus Gold 1000W
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    Quote Originally Posted by AdamHS View Post
    I plan to assemble the computer myself and let me tell you that I have been thinking about it for a long time. I am thinking about waiting for the price to drop. And I have questions for you, is it worth saving on a graphics card or processor?
    I DIDNT SEE THIS UNTIL NOW, sorry.

    I wanted to get a 6900XT Graphics card (i still plan on it now that the price has dropped SIGNIFICANTLY on it) but iI decided to cut back on the cost of graphics to get a truly beautiful CPU. In my opinion: the Processor (and motherboard) is what makes or breaks a build, so if you are having a tough time deciding what you want to spend less on, spend less on graphics card. Because of my decision going with the mother and processor I did, I will no longer need to worry about upgrading the core of my system for a long time now. My i7 4790K lasted me 8 years of gaming because I chose a great processor that would not throttle graphics cards I upgraded too. You can always replace a graphics card if you need more meat, but you can't just as easily replace a CPU without going through the hassle of motherboards (if you are intel) or if it will utilize everything your CPU can offer (Such as AMD). All that being said is why I put the most money in Motherboard and Processor before I continue anything with my build and go from there.

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