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Re: The TBG $1,250 Quiet Gaming PC Build
« Reply #180 on: October 01, 2019, 05:08:58 PM »
https://imgur.com/a/M1pzp5A

Sorry for the blurry photo (taken at idle).

I tried -0.1 and -0.2 (didnít see your post), pretty sure -0.2v made it unstable. Rebooted, reset to defaults, set x amp on again for ddr4 profile, and left voltage on auto. Now thereís my readings. Not sure if I broke something but itís reading more normal voltage levels, which is weird because itís back to normal settings. Could be just me but it seems like the computer is not as smooth now.

Any ideas on this? Haha

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Re: The TBG $1,250 Quiet Gaming PC Build
« Reply #181 on: October 01, 2019, 06:32:20 PM »
https://imgur.com/a/M1pzp5A

Sorry for the blurry photo (taken at idle).

I tried -0.1 and -0.2 (didnít see your post), pretty sure -0.2v made it unstable. Rebooted, reset to defaults, set x amp on again for ddr4 profile, and left voltage on auto. Now thereís my readings. Not sure if I broke something but itís reading more normal voltage levels, which is weird because itís back to normal settings. Could be just me but it seems like the computer is not as smooth now.

Any ideas on this? Haha

You're good now. Seems something wasn't quite right in the BIOS. I'd go ahead and use it for a few days just like this, I doubt there's anything affecting the actual performance, probably just a placebo, you know?!?

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Re: The TBG $1,250 Quiet Gaming PC Build
« Reply #182 on: October 01, 2019, 08:51:45 PM »
Probably. Voltage seemed like it was creeping back up earlier but hopefully still good.

Thanks for all the help while I flooded the forum!

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Re: The TBG $1,250 Quiet Gaming PC Build
« Reply #183 on: October 15, 2019, 04:07:17 AM »
Hello Ari,

Gamers Nexus and Hardware Unboxed made a couple videos detailing how the XFX 5700 THICC is poorly engineered in the thermal department, I'm not sure if you've seen them yet but I'm curious to know if you disagree with them and if so why?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IwczmQNHVfo

Thanks as usual and have a nice day :)

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Re: The TBG $1,250 Quiet Gaming PC Build
« Reply #184 on: October 15, 2019, 07:39:29 AM »
Hello Ari,

Gamers Nexus and Hardware Unboxed made a couple videos detailing how the XFX 5700 THICC is poorly engineered in the thermal department, I'm not sure if you've seen them yet but I'm curious to know if you disagree with them and if so why?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IwczmQNHVfo

Thanks as usual and have a nice day :)

I don't pay too much attention to the "product takedowns" that GamersNexus does, as it's mostly for YouTube clicks. What I do pay attention to, however, are the excellent thermal and noise charts put up by TechPowerUp, which are a lot more instructive than Steve's amateur engineering analysis. And it shows that the Thicc is quite good at cooling the GPU, but does let the VRMs heat up a lot.

So, with that said, I'm going to switch the guide to the Sapphire Pulse. Take note that the Thicc was available weeks before any other custom designs, which is why it's been recommended in the guide for over a month, so it was definitely the right choice initially. But thanks for asking the question - it was a good one.