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  1. Many of the better bins do seem to be going on RGB sticks. If they are B-die, you could pump some more voltage into them, and as long as you keep them relatively cool, you might be able to squeeze out a bit more performance if you can run DDR4-4000 with decent timings and 2000MHz fclk.
  2. I disable remove all the RGB on everything. Memory - Buy non-RGB sticks GPU - Remove and/or disconnect LED power GPU/CPU blocks - Remove and/or disconnect LEDs Motherboard - Disable all RGB in BIOS Fans - Buy non-LED fans, or remove LEDs from fans If I did want to have some case lighting (hasn't happened yet), then I would just go with LED strips and an independent controller.
  3. Windows Settings is still going to be a thing, so what exactly is this? Change the name and add some additional shortcuts. Even more amusing is the fact that now you have a shortcut to the "Control Panel" located inside the new "Administrative Tools" folder. Maybe this is just an incremental change along the road to actually having all the settings and tools in one place, instead of the split personality that has been going on since Windows 8.
  4. 55" Someday when I can actually buy a 6800/6900XT I'll be ready to go.
  5. There is a good chance you could restore the partition table using testdisk. TestDisk is include with the GParted live iso. https://gparted.org/livecd.php
  6. Running single slot always makes me a bit nervous, but I've never tried it with back plates. As long as the top of the block is all acetal/acrylic it's no big deal if the blocks touch, as long as the screws for the top of the block are a bit recessed. It can put a bit of stress on the GPU PCB and/or the slot, but it has the added benefit of opening up a bit of a gap for some air movement.
  7. I should have been following this build a little closer. I had assumed you were definitely using risers, since you have dual slot I/O brackets. The GPU Multi-Link XL 8-Way should work for 4 of the cards, with only the 5th card on it's own. If you want to split them out a bit further you could use a pair of dual link bridges
  8. tictoc

    The ugly side

    I was rebooting for an update, and made a little change just for @Bastiaan_NL There is still one red cable hiding in there, but it's pretty much invisible since it's the auxillary PCIe power at the bottom of the board.
  9. Some preliminary testing was done over the weekend, with a custom kernel on Linux, that disabled PSF. Performance hit is pretty much 0, at least for the workloads that were tested. https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=amd-zen3-psf&num=1
  10. Placeholder for now. OP will be updated/edited once we get the rest of the winning team on the roster.
  11. I'm not familiar enough with Windows/NTFS to get what this changes compared to what is currently done. Is it just the directory separation + some sort of special permissions for the "OEMDRIVER" directory? *Edit* Just read a bit more about it, and here's an article with a bit more info: https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/windows-10-is-getting-oemdrivers-a-folder-for-third-party-drivers/ Looks like it is more of a security and house cleaning change. The System32 folder was really only meant to hold critical trusted files for the OS, but over time 3rd-party d
  12. Link to the white paper: https://www.amd.com/system/files/documents/security-analysis-predictive-store-forwarding.pdf This is similar to Spectre v4. Unfortunate that this vulnerability exists, but not too surprising since CPU design is done so far out in front of release. On the plus side it is somewhat refreshing that it was AMD that disclosed the vulnerability.
  13. Make all the things 10. New fans for switches and UPS, since I'm moving everything out of the rack in the closet to a small 12U in my office.
  14. I am hoping to get this build kick started this weekend. I have basically just given up on GPUs for now, so this will probably just be running a pair of Vega 64s until hardware availability frees up. My 42U rack has been stripped of everything but network gear, and I have sold most of the gear that was in the rack. I am downsizing to a small 12U rack for my network gear (router, 10G switch, 1G PoE switch) and power distribution (PDU and UPS's). I'll include some pics of that once I get things set up.
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