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    Transfering 5 TB's of data on a 1 gig connection is less than 3 hours. If you have more than that, you need to chill on the porn.

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    I could have bought an 11 pull and have 1000 gems left over, but all I got was this silly title.

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    I would have built a dedicated PC with hot swap capabilities if you're going to be doing a lot of frequent transfers/old HDD accesses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Athas View Post
    I'd like to keep my current pc up until the new one is ready to go, and I got new drives since my current ones are getting on in years and didn't want to just move them.

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    Can you install the new drives in the old computer SATA slot and clone them?

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    Finally got around to testing the Sapphire Pulse Vega 56 I bought from Amazon Warehouse. Box had a small rip but other then that it was like brand new. Something I noticed when benching Far Cry New Dawn was as soon as the card was getting pushed hard there would be what sounded like coil whine. It seems to be a pretty common thing with the Sapphire card. After undervolting and changing the fan curve it made things much more bearable. FPS was mostly the same as the MSI Vega 56 Air Boost but noise was obviously MUCH better.

    So, what to do with the MSI card then? Crossfire of course! I've done minimal testing with it and have seen good and bad. First thing was benching Heaven which has great multi GPU scaling.

    CPU: Ryzen R7 1700X @ 3.9GHz
    Ram: DDR4 2933
    Monitor: 2560x1440 144HZ
    Preset: Ultra with AA and tesselation turned off

    Single Vega 56
    Average FPS: 93
    Score: 2341
    Low FPS: 36.5
    High FPS: 166.6

    Vega 56 Crossfire
    Average FPS: 174.4
    Score: 4393
    Low FPS: 32.3
    High FPS: 299.9 (Cap maybe?)

    Huge gains! As seen with the low FPS there was some dips and while watching the benchmark you'd see a small stutter but nothing detrimental. Naturally I was excited to fire up Far Cry New Dawn to see how a game would handle it and also because I'm currently playing it. Results? Disappointment! Benches were actually worse than single GPU! Normally that would point to the game not having multi GPU support. However, both FC ND and FC 5 have support yet both saw either similar or worse benchmarks with crossfire.

    After more researching I'm not done testing. There are some settings in Radeon that I need to check when benchmarking which may correct things. I suppose this is what people refer to when saying multi GPU setups are "a headache because you have to mess with things to get it right", or something. For me it's not a big deal. Of course it would be nice to just fire up a game and have it be perfect, but that's not even a guarantee with consoles anymore.

    After much deliberation of whether to return the Sapphire and sell the MSI to get a RX 5700 XT I've decided to keep both because I more than likely couldn't get shit for the MSI card and I really do not want to abuse Amazon's generous return policy. Also, there a plenty of games with proven solid multi GPU support that are in my backlog. While my investment into both cards isn't the greatest, I did buy the MSI card over a year ago when Vega 56 was very popular and it was found out this MSI could have Samsung memory which allows it to be flashed to a Vega 64 (mine does and I haven't flashed it). I wouldn't advise buying new cards for a multi GPU setup right now. However, if you have an older card, a power supply that can handle another, and found a second card for a killer deal I wouldn't see a problem with doing it. I personally do not thing it's as bad as people make it out to be. The biggest problem is being at the mercy of game developers for multi GPU support. But if a game has support the gains are awesome!

    Soon I'll be posting my living room build. What I'll say for now is after benching Heaven at 1920x1080 on Ultra, the I5-3550 with dual R9 380 4GB crushed it.

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    Ending up landing on this:

    https://pcpartpicker.com/list/VjPx27

    I'll stick with AIO for now and put together the custom loop later, mostly for looks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Weltall View Post
    Ending up landing on this:

    https://pcpartpicker.com/list/VjPx27

    I'll stick with AIO for now and put together the custom loop later, mostly for looks.
    Your fans cost almost as much as my GPU!

    So after fighting with the two Vega 56 cards I have given up. I was going to use the Sapphire but that thing has some coil whine and after looking at Amazon's info on returning items to Kohl's for drop off, it states return for any reason so screw it. Here is some cool news tho. After fiddling with the MSI Vega 56 that has Samsung HBM2 it unfortunately will not take a Vega 64 BIOS. However, it led me down learning how to undervolt properly and holy shit I am VERY pleased now and unless a killer deal pops I'm most likely out of the market for a GPU for awhile. I don't know why I was doing this but I kept reading where to tune things incorrectly and I kept tuning only the GPU MHz in Wattman. After installing the latest stable version of drivers I went back into tuning and dropped GPU voltage, raised frequency a little, raised Vram frequency, and bumped up Vram voltage a little. Power limit is maxed and the new driver has a better fan control which allows me to keep the fan of this reference card at 25%. I've only tested Far Cry New Dawn so far but I was able to actually gain on average 5 FPS while dropping fan noise considerably.

    Since Nvidia dropped price on the 2060 now and people are also buying AMD's Navi cards, people may sell their Vega cards cheap to fund a new purchase. Some guy on Reddit said he even got a Radeon VII for $300 from their local FB marketplace. After the latest driver a user on /r/amd says the Radeon VII is outperforming their Titan Xp (not Titan XP) in all games. That is very impressive but finding one at a low cost is the tough part.

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