vlad01 wrote:Sort of, custom settings a bit higher than ultra. though I only can run a LOD of 0.6, lack of vram makes it load forever if I go above that. I may have to lower that again as now with the higher res it gets stuck loading terrain forever as well.
There is a lot of stuttering too, that is my CPU struggling. I want to get a 3900X and maybe a 5700XT around xmas. Once I get those I can run max at the native res hopefully. Currently during loading my max fps is about 20 lol once sitting still and its loaded on a surface of a planet I get about 40-50 fps. Pretty poor considering I have now a 144Hz monitor, feels like a slide show on this monitor now compared to my old one.
vlad01 wrote:just stock air cooled will be fine, AMD coolers are actually quite good and more than adequate.
I plan to water cool though as I like the cooler temps and low noise that water cooling can offer. I have been water cooling since 04 and for me its hard to go back to air cooling.
yeah 12 core will be more than enough for me, I don't see the extra cash for a 16 core really being worth it for what I do.
vlad01 wrote:I have only changed my coolant 3 times since 2004 and the last time was in 2012 or so. I still currently run a Zalman reserator 1, an external passive res/heatsink/pump combo. I have replaced the pump once and changed GPU blocks with upgrades but still use the original AMD CPU block as AMD have had the same mounting mechanism since early 00s.
I use distilled water and type B automotive corrosion inhibitor. I have had absolutely no issues apart from the origianl pump wearing out and getting noisy. I changed the pump to an external one back in 2010. Oh and btw I use silicone hoses. They are extremely tough and due to the elasticity they seal perfectly on the compression fittings, unlike the common leaky PVC hoses sold for PC water cooling. I get them usually from brewery supply shops or food/medical grade suppliers on ebay.
This time I plan to completely replace everything for internal (inside the PC case) setup using actual active radiators, mainly to improve performance and make it neat, external cooling is rather messy and ugly. I will still keep my old PC with that setup though. Starting from scratch on my new one. I plan to use hardware labs radiators and heat killer blocks and pump. They are the highest quality on the market as far as I can find. Oh and good old poo brown Noctua fans
vlad01 wrote:yeah the as far as I found not many of the main brand/model boards use T topology, most seem to be daisy chain. This limit applies to all ryzen, its a board thing rather than the CPU itself though 2nd and 3rd gen can get higher speeds due to the better IMC. I think the reason T is not used much is becasue it needs all dimms populated to work best and most people only ever install 2 dimms so daisy chain makes more sense from the consumer point to be optimized for that. Basically 2 dimms is most common so they make it suit that. I am pretty sure daisy chain can achieve the highest overall speeds but is limited to 2 single rank dimms to do so, T needs dual rank or 4 dimms for max speed but overall I recall isn't as fast but faster than installing dual rank/4 dimm in a daisy chain.
here is a chart telling you all the AM4 board specs including T or daisy.
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... 2112472504