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Hi,

Just like to confirm the configuration.
So your recommended build is

case                   Silverstone SG13
motherboard    ASRock X570 PHANTOM GAMING-ITX/TB3 Mini ITX
cooling, case   Noctua NF-P12 redux-1300 PWM
cooling, cpu   the Arctic Liquid Freezer II 120
Ssd                   Crucial P1 3D NAND NVMe PCIe M.2 SSD 1TB (CT1000P1SSD8)
psu, accessories   SilverStone RL-PP08B Bracket
psu                   EVGA SuperNOVA 650 GM, 80 Plus Gold 650W, SFX
ram                   CORSAIR 16GB Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200MHz CL16 KIT CMK16GX4M2B3200C16
cpu                   AMD Ryzen 5 3600 or 3600X
vga                   GTX 1650 Super


So with the use of the liquid cooler, it means I will not need to Install the heatsink and the fan?

Liquid coolers seem to be another big step for me.

You can just use the stock cooler that comes with the 3600 or 3600X, although honestly, I'd get the 3600 if air cooling the system with a stock cooler. I don't like the 3600X cooler. Very loud.
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Hi,

Just like to confirm the configuration.
So your recommended build is

case                   Silverstone SG13
motherboard    ASRock X570 PHANTOM GAMING-ITX/TB3 Mini ITX 
cooling, case   Noctua NF-P12 redux-1300 PWM
cooling, cpu   the Arctic Liquid Freezer II 120
Ssd                   Crucial P1 3D NAND NVMe PCIe M.2 SSD 1TB (CT1000P1SSD8)
psu, accessories   SilverStone RL-PP08B Bracket
psu                   EVGA SuperNOVA 650 GM, 80 Plus Gold 650W, SFX
ram                   CORSAIR 16GB Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200MHz CL16 KIT CMK16GX4M2B3200C16
cpu                   AMD Ryzen 5 3600 or 3600X 
vga                   GTX 1650 Super 


So with the use of the liquid cooler, it means I will not need to Install the heatsink and the fan?

Liquid coolers seem to be another big step for me.
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General Discussion / Re: CES 2020
« Last post by Ari Altman on December 13, 2019, 05:59:42 PM »
This is a very interesting article ahead of CES that I think you'd enjoy:

https://www.zdnet.com/article/fear-and-trembling-lg-display-faces-the-axe-for-oled-tv-burn-in-and-market-squeeze/

TL;DR! But seriously, I did read about half, and it's interesting, although a bit on the sensationalist side for what should be objective journalism.

Anyway, I wasn't aware that LG was losing so much money on their TV business, but I certainly am aware that they lost the technological lead in picture quality last year to Samsung. With that said, Samsung still gets a "do not buy" rating from me for its refusal to adopt Dolby Vision. There's far too much content in DV to spend big bucks on an HDR TV that doesn't have it.
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The Home Office PC Build / Re: High-End HTCP audio out
« Last post by Ari Altman on December 13, 2019, 05:57:18 PM »
Thanks for your answer. When you say, "for example, Amazon Prime Video doesn't output 5.1", do you mean the surround signals are not sent as part of the HDMI output or that they are not part of the incomming stream? If the 5.1 signals make it to the PC, could they be output separately from the HDMI output, as six analog signals?

No Amazon 5.1 stream for PCs.
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General Discussion / Re: CES 2020
« Last post by LongJon on December 13, 2019, 05:09:26 PM »
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The Home Office PC Build / Re: High-End HTCP audio out
« Last post by bfh4n on December 13, 2019, 04:40:27 PM »
Thanks for your answer. When you say, "for example, Amazon Prime Video doesn't output 5.1", do you mean the surround signals are not sent as part of the HDMI output or that they are not part of the incomming stream? If the 5.1 signals make it to the PC, could they be output separately from the HDMI output, as six analog signals?
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Thanks for your reply! It is really helpful.
Bummer. It seems like only the Hades Canyon can fit the thunderbolt in a small form factor.

It was also part of my consideration to get the Hades Canyon, but I guess upgradeability and the fact that you probably need to redo the thermal pasting.

I want the thunderbolt to future proof my build.

I might wait for ghost canyon then, just to see whether the noise level is really bad as in the initial impressions.

I just want a sff gaming PC that is quiet and has thunderbolt.

The NUCs you mention don't offer anywhere close to the same performance as the SG13 build. If you are serious about a gaming system, you need a higher-end system.

If you want Thunderbolt, get the AsRock X570 board and use a liquid cooler like the Arctic Liquid Freezer II 120. It won't have any mechanical conflicts with the motherboard.
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Thanks for your reply! It is really helpful.
Bummer. It seems like only the Hades Canyon can fit the thunderbolt in a small form factor.

It was also part of my consideration to get the Hades Canyon, but I guess upgradeability and the fact that you probably need to redo the thermal pasting.

I want the thunderbolt to future proof my build.

I might wait for ghost canyon then, just to see whether the noise level is really bad as in the initial impressions.

I just want a sff gaming PC that is quiet and has thunderbolt.
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The Home Office PC Build / Re: No sound from monitor speakers?
« Last post by Ari Altman on December 12, 2019, 05:03:47 PM »
As you mentioned, the volume out to an external speaker worked. That's using the onboard sound card built into the motherboard. When you use HDMI for sound, you are using the video card for audio output. You have to make sure to switch over to that device, as the onboard sound would definitely be the default, especially if you still have those speakers plugged in.

So, basically, it's a settings issue, or there's something wrong with the monitor (which wouldn't surprise me - the speakers on cheap monitors often fail unexpectedly - this happened to a Viewsonic monitor I'd been using for a while).

In any event, it is most definitely NOT a hardware defect in the PC that's causing this. Either the video card HDMI output works or it doesn't, and in your case, it clearly does.
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The Home Office PC Build / Re: No sound from monitor speakers?
« Last post by speakerprobs on December 12, 2019, 03:51:51 PM »
I checked the Amazon listing and the monitor itself and it does have speakers. The manual also says connect via HDMI or audio jack. I'm seeing the "BenQ GL2480" etc. show up when I click on my volume button, and I see the levels go up and down when something's being played, there's just no sound.

At this point is it for sure that it's a monitor issue?

I'm really glad the rest of the build went smoothly, even though I went over the $500usd with pretty much the same parts. I guess they're just a little more expensive in Canada.
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