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Old 22-04-2019, 11:33 AM   #1
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My cousin's birthday gift (a gaming pc) and some questions

I'm working with my uncle to get my cousin a surprise birthday present, (a gaming system) that can also edit videos for his upcoming YouTube channel. But I have some questions about warranties / part functionality and overclocking.
Questions :
1. If I purchase the parts from SLS and need to rma a motherboard / graphics card do I bring it to SLS or look for the brand's office in Singapore?
2. Is the warranty still valid if I custom cool the graphics card via custom loop? (for my own rig)
3. I plan to use the ryzen R5 2600 and asus vaga 56 for the build is it advisable for editing? (or do I need a more powerful cpu or gpu)?
4. I was watching some youtube vids about the vega 56 card, it was adviced to undervolt the card if possible, but is it suitable for my cousin's use case?

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Silverstone RVZ03-Black
Ryzen R5 2600
BeQuiet shadow rock lp 130tdp
Msi B450i gaming plus ac motherboard
Crucial Ballistix Elite 3200mhz cl15 16gb
Asus Strix Vega 56 8gb OC
Adata XPG SX8200 nvme 256gb m.2
Seagate Barracuda 2tb 2.5 inch hdd (storemi)
Corsair SF600 SFX 600w 80 + platinum full modular
Windows 10 - USB.

Please let me know if there are any incompatibility in parts so I'm able to change before purchase.
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Old 22-04-2019, 01:19 PM   #2
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No need to create another thread for your needs, can always continue from there. Anyway, to answer your question.

1. After 7 days if need rma, liaise with each distributor for each brand.
2. Warranty by right will not be valid if cooler is removed from gpu in Singapore. Only exception is by EVGA in which they themselves allow but RMA is send back to Taiwan.

Cant comment on Vega56 coz i nvr use.
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Video editing depends on the software
Some softwares have bad multithreading capability
Normally, the more threads the better for video editing but that is only for good softwares.
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No need to create another thread for your needs, can always continue from there. Anyway, to answer your question.

1. After 7 days if need rma, liaise with each distributor for each brand.
2. Warranty by right will not be valid if cooler is removed from gpu in Singapore. Only exception is by EVGA in which they themselves allow but RMA is send back to Taiwan.

Cant comment on Vega56 coz i nvr use.
OK, than

How to liaise with the distributors? By phone or face to face?
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Old 22-04-2019, 02:28 PM   #5
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I'm working with my uncle to get my cousin a surprise birthday present, (a gaming system) that can also edit videos for his upcoming YouTube channel. But I have some questions about warranties / part functionality and overclocking.
Questions :
1. If I purchase the parts from SLS and need to rma a motherboard / graphics card do I bring it to SLS or look for the brand's office in Singapore?
2. Is the warranty still valid if I custom cool the graphics card via custom loop? (for my own rig)
3. I plan to use the ryzen R5 2600 and asus vaga 56 for the build is it advisable for editing? (or do I need a more powerful cpu or gpu)?
4. I was watching some youtube vids about the vega 56 card, it was adviced to undervolt the card if possible, but is it suitable for my cousin's use case?

Build (Knight Rider) - his favorite series
Silverstone RVZ03-Black
Ryzen R5 2600
BeQuiet shadow rock lp 130tdp
Msi B450i gaming plus ac motherboard
Crucial Ballistix Elite 3200mhz cl15 16gb
Asus Strix Vega 56 8gb OC
Adata XPG SX8200 nvme 256gb m.2
Seagate Barracuda 2tb 2.5 inch hdd (storemi)
Corsair SF600 SFX 600w 80 + platinum full modular
Windows 10 - USB.

Please let me know if there are any incompatibility in parts so I'm able to change before purchase.
Vega 56 is a overpriced GPU for that usecase

If just video editing, GPU makes little difference since its more CPU-heavy (you made the right call on an AMD cpu there). You dont need to buy the most powerful gpu out there.

I'd recommend going for a cheaper 1660 or even a GTX 1070 since both are easily capable of gaming at 1080p and performs about the same in video editing with a vega 56.

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Old 22-04-2019, 04:54 PM   #6
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Personally I would recommend a bigger M.2 and possibly 32 GB RAM for a RAM cache
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Old 22-04-2019, 05:07 PM   #7
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OK, than

How to liaise with the distributors? By phone or face to face?
Bring the suspected faulty item down to their address with receipt.
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Old 22-04-2019, 05:40 PM   #8
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Vega56 is going at S$485 at fuwell now. A GTX1660Ti cost around S$430-S$470.

At this price, i will go for the Vega56 simply because it is a better card over the GTX1660Ti.
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Old 22-04-2019, 07:20 PM   #9
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Mmm debatable. If it's purely for gaming, 1660ti is about on par since 1660ti is basically a 1070.
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If purely for gaming, then the vega56 is better than the 1660Ti.
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Old 22-04-2019, 08:13 PM   #11
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Hi,

For the NVME, I suggest you consider getting the Intel 660p 2 TB NVME M2.
Cost is currently only USD 200.

I just installed 2 pieces into my laptop .

Now I have a whopping 4 TB of M2 NVME storage on my laptop .

If you motherboard can handle it , install more pieces !
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Old 22-04-2019, 08:42 PM   #12
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Hi,

For the NVME, I suggest you consider getting the Intel 660p 2 TB NVME M2.
Cost is currently only USD 200.

I just installed 2 pieces into my laptop .

Now I have a whopping 4 TB of M2 NVME storage on my laptop .

If you motherboard can handle it , install more pieces !
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Old 22-04-2019, 08:50 PM   #13
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I was planning to use the msi b450i gaming plus ac motherboard then I saw the gigabyte b450i Aorus pro wifi

Is the gigabyte board any good? It looks nice.
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I'm working with my uncle to get my cousin a surprise birthday present, (a gaming system) that can also edit videos for his upcoming YouTube channel. But I have some questions about warranties / part functionality and overclocking.
Questions :
1. If I purchase the parts from SLS and need to rma a motherboard / graphics card do I bring it to SLS or look for the brand's office in Singapore?
2. Is the warranty still valid if I custom cool the graphics card via custom loop? (for my own rig)
3. I plan to use the ryzen R5 2600 and asus vaga 56 for the build is it advisable for editing? (or do I need a more powerful cpu or gpu)?
4. I was watching some youtube vids about the vega 56 card, it was adviced to undervolt the card if possible, but is it suitable for my cousin's use case?

Build (Knight Rider) - his favorite series
Silverstone RVZ03-Black
Ryzen R5 2600
BeQuiet shadow rock lp 130tdp
Msi B450i gaming plus ac motherboard
Crucial Ballistix Elite 3200mhz cl15 16gb
Asus Strix Vega 56 8gb OC
Adata XPG SX8200 nvme 256gb m.2
Seagate Barracuda 2tb 2.5 inch hdd (storemi)
Corsair SF600 SFX 600w 80 + platinum full modular
Windows 10 - USB.

Please let me know if there are any incompatibility in parts so I'm able to change before purchase.
Q1, if there is a need to rma any products, some shops offer 1 to 1 exchange with all the packaging and receipt still available for first 7 days. Some shop up to 30 days. Some doesn't. Nevertheless the warranty is being backed by local warranty assuming you buy all local stocks. Going back to the distributor would also be another solution if the parts fail. Yes you still need to bring the receipt.

Q2, yes and no. There is no direct answer to this.... However there are a few ways to go about it if you worry about warranty. There are some brands that sells the GPU without the warranty seal on it. The trick is, if you know how to remove it without breaking the seal, you can practically buy any GPU to watercool. But that is provided you do not break anything inside when installing a waterblock. Doing so warranty will be voided.

Q3, what kind of editing are you referring to? Video or photo editing? Photo editing does not really require more cores but rather high capacity Rams and high core clock count. Video editing will depend highly on what kind of video editing are you doing, if you are doing a lot of effects, colour grading and other type of renderings, more core count will be a better choice. Both type of editing doesn't require good GPU. Even an entry GPU works fine for most cases.

Q4, tbh, if you are getting it for your cousin, it is best to go for Nvidia route now. Nvidia seems to have better GPU selection over AMD, with better performance delivered with less power consumption. If you are giving it to your cousin, chances are, does he know how to undervolt? Will you be the one that help him in an event when the GPU fails due to an overclock failure etc?

Your build is fine except the GPU, that price you can buy the rtx2060. Cut the PSU budget by going for a cheaper sfx PSU. Transfer the budget for a better m.2 capacity drive. Minimally 480gb/500gb/512gb. Cause 256gb at his point of time, barely cuts it.
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Old 22-04-2019, 10:32 PM   #15
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System build update (Knight Rider)

Silverstone RVZ03-B sgd$168.00
Cpu + mb combo sgd $489.00
Ryzen R5 2600
Msi B450i gaming plus ac motherboard
BeQuiet shadow rock lp 130tdp sgd $45.00
Crucial Ballistix Elite 3200mhz cl15 16gb sgd $178.00
PowerColor RX Vega 56 8gb Red Devil sgd $440.00
Adata XPG SX8200 nvme 256gb sgd $85.00
Seagate Barracuda 2tb 2.5 inch hdd sgd $108.00
Corsair SF600 SFX 600w 80+platinum full modular sgd $209.00
Got the price down to sgd $1722.00
There's no way I can get it down to sgd$1500.00
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