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Everything posted by isdouble

  1. Actually.. I tried running Rise of the Tomb Raider with EVERYTHING maxed INCLUDING AAx8 at 1440P/144 Hz and I couldn't hold 60 FPS with 2000 Mhz+ GTX 1080 Ti. I was around 45-55ish in the beginning stages of the game. Once I dropped the AA down to FXAA, I think my FPS was around 100+. How important is AA to you?
  2. Bought MSI GTX 1080 TI Seahawk X. I can maintain 100+ core / 500+ memory (2038/12000) during Heaven 4.0 with 51C Max at 36% fan speed. It drops down to 2012 at the lowest during benchmarking. I might have to unlock the voltage to increase the core since anything more than 100 crashes. Not the best but I'm still happy as it can maintain 2000+ during gaming.
  3. Hey guys, I recently bought a MSI GTX 1080 TI Seahawk X edition and had a question on what the orientation of the tube should be. I installed the radiator as the exhaust to the back of the case with the tube on top of the radiator. Maybe it's not a problem for any case but I see some people placing the tube on top of the radiator or bottom of the radiator. Is it a preference thing or am I doing it wrong? Off topic, the card is great! Max temperature is 47C with the fan speed at 40%. I can maintain 2000+ MHz during benchmarks! Currently at 100 core / 300 memory and stable. Unfortunately anymore than 100 to the core crashes Heaven. I'll probably play with the voltage later and see if I can improve it. Thanks in advanced.
  4. I disagree. Many games still have SLI issues from day 1. I JUST went from GTX 980 SLI to GTX 1080 TI Seahawk X to avoid all the headaches I went through with SLI problems. I had issues with Fallout 4, Doom, Watch Dog 2, Dishonor 2, etc. Some were fix in the later patches or even had to use a custom setting that the community makes. I understand they get FIXED eventually but what's the point of having SLI if you can't take the advantage of it. I'm much happier with one card set up. And will probably keep it this way for a while. At least until developers stop releasing their games in Alpha/Beta stages with SLI issues.
  5. Depends on how much you value the graphic setting vs FPS. I'm currently running GTX 980 in SLI at 1440P / 144 Hz and it cannot keep up with most of the games I play. Not to mention, many game titles don't carry SLI profile until 2-3 patch later. Therefore, I literally JUST placed my pre-order on EVGA GTX 1080 Ti FTW3. I don't NEED 144Hz to be my MINIMUM frame, as long as I can get 80-100 FPS average, I'm a happy camper. Good luck!
  6. Did he announce if 1080Ti is going to be Nvidia exclusive only? I'm hoping to pick up a FTW version from EVGA!
  7. $799 since they dropped $100 on GTX 1080.
  8. So I've been thinking of having an alternative PC speakers on top of my headset (G933/Hyperx) and I came down to these two alternatives. The reason I do not want to spend much more is because I use my headset most of the time. So currently I found Logitech Z623 to be at $99. From what I have read, it has a good bass but lacks a bit in the sound department. Unfortunately, I missed the sale on the Klipsch Promedia 2.1 by few days and the prices jumped back up to $150 ($140 from Groupon). I know Klipsch is an audio company so perhaps it has a superior audio system. I'm not too sure though. Please give your inputs with the order of importance in mind. 1. Gaming. 2. Movies. 3. Music. If anyone had experiences for both or even one, please share your thoughts about these two speakers. Last thing, if there is any other alternatives $150 or less that you may think it's better, please share that as well. Thanks.
  9. It really depends on your monitor. If you have 144 hz monitor, take the advantage and get a 2nd card. If you have a 60 hz monitor, single GTX 980 should be sufficient with AA at minimum for recent games. I'm running GTX 980 in SLI with XB270HU and I barely pull 60-90 frames for Rise of the Tomb Raider with everything maxed out with AA off.
  10. I also received one of my GTX 980 ACX 2.0 SC version. Card looked pretty new but some defects are there. The E from EVGA doesn't light up and does not boost to 1367 MHz (it boosted to about 1310 MHz. Yes I tested the card by itself.) as advertised. I also tried refunding it but they said 15% charge will be applied so I decided to RMA. It's in testing process so hopefully it gets back to me by next week.
  11. He wants an i5 or I would've done the same. He said under $1000 but I kept it around $900 due to 9% tax.
  12. Hey LLT, I'm helping out a friend that wants a new gaming desktop. He actually ordered a desktop from IBUYPOWER for $800 USD which had GT 720 as the GPU with an i5 4460. I immediately told him to return the desktop and I'll help him build a brand new one. Here is what I have so far. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant CPU: Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Amazon) CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($25.89 @ OutletPC) Motherboard: Asus H170-PLUS D3 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($94.24 @ Amazon) Memory: Kingston HyperX Fury Black 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($46.99 @ Amazon) Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($51.88 @ OutletPC) Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 380 4GB Video Card ($229.99 @ Amazon) Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($65.95 @ Amazon) Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA G2 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($76.50 @ Newegg) Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($17.75 @ OutletPC) Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 OEM (64-bit) ($87.98 @ OutletPC) Total: $897.16 Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-11-07 14:07 EST-0500 Couple requirements has been made by my friend. He wants an i5 with an ASUS MB. He also needs a copy of W8.1 as well and of course under the budget of $900 USD. Do you guys think what I have built for him is optimized? If anyone else have some inputs, please do reply. Thanks! EDIT: I'm using Newegg, Amazon, & OutletPC due to fast shipping times.
  13. XB270HU. No dead pixel and minimal backlight bleed. $900 when it came out.
  14. Hey guys, I just received my K70 RGB Brown Switches yesterday and I had some time to play around with it. I noticed that my Left Shift key seems a bit weaker and wobbly compared to all other switches. All other switches seem solid when pressed and makes a "thud" noise when clicked but Left Shift key makes a spring-y noise and seems not as solid as other keys. I tried switching the Left Shift key and the Right Shift Key (Right Shift Key is solid and good!), and the Right Shift Key becomes wobbly and weak. So I assume that it's not the key cap but rather the 2 support of the MX switches are weak(?). Unless I'm crazy and being overly sensitive, does anyone else have this issue? I'm thinking of RMA-ing but Corsair told me it will take 2-3 weeks..
  15. You see more negative reviews than positive reviews obviously since more consumers have tendencies to leave negative remarks when they do get a bad unit. I bought mine as soon as it came out from Newegg. Aside from small backlight bleed in the bottom right corner, I have no complaints so far. If I was in your situation, I would wait a little longer to test the upcoming ASUS product. More choices never hurts!
  16. IT'S CONFIRMED! Here is the trailer if anyone missed it. EDIT: HD Version
  17. It's due to the ban waves of hackers. I struggled to stay in SMFC before the ban wave. Now I'm easily at Global. All my friends that were around DMGs are now ranking within LEM/SMFC. Then again, I don't really play MM anymore ever since my friends and I started a team for S19-Open (Currently at 8 Wins / 1 Loss, Top 10 in West).
  18. TERA seems very unstable at high population area. When I'm outside the main city, I'm usually hovering around 70+FPS at max setting + 1440P. Once I step into the main city, frame tanks down to 30-50ish and my GPU usage drops down to about 50%. I forget what my CPU usage is but I doubt it's holding my GPU back.
  19. I highly doubt you'll get more than $1000 for yours. I was selling my AW M18xR2 with i7 3630QM + ATI 7970M Crossfire + 1 Year Warranty and didn't get any offers more than $1200. Laptops lose their values alot faster than PCs. Maybe ShadowCaptain can chime in. He also has one for another opinion. Oh and I ended up just giving my laptop to my brother. Still going strong!
  20. I had that issue with my ASUS Mark 1 MB. It turns out that some of my CPU pins were bent which caused instability. Just throwing some options in.
  21. RoG Swift may be faster in G2G response time (2.9 ms vs 5.5 ms average) which you literally cannot tell the difference anyways (IMO), but it loses to XB270HU in terms of average display lag (3 ms vs 4 ms) which I believe is the more critical specification. I wouldn't call RoG Swift garbage but it is indeed inferior compared to the XB270HU since the price is so similar. If RoG Swift did drop the price a bit to be more competitive, it might be worth it. *Source from TFTCentral*
  22. If you are in SLI configuration with 2 different clock speeds, your PC will end up using the lower clock speed GPU. Example, one is clocked at 1300 Mhz and the other one is clocked at 1500 Mhz, your 1500 Mhz will downclock itself to match the 1300 Mhz.
  23. It does have 1440P benchmark. I ran one yesterday and I got 8000 score on Maximum setting with spec in my signature. I definitely decided to give it a try yesterday after seeing the benchmark!
  24. I'll share my experience with XB270HU + GTA V Settings. I'm currently enjoying GTA 5 with my XB270HU on my GTX 980. Now there are two graphic settings in GTA 5 as most of you guys know; regular graphic settings and advanced settings. If I were to max everything out on the regular graphic setting meaning max AA, max distance settings, etc at 1440P, VRAM usage is roughly at 4GB but it makes no sense because I get about ~20 FPS. Now I turned AA off and changed the Shadow setting to soft, VRAM usage is roughly at 2.5 GB with an average FPS to about 60-70ish in the cities. I think you'll be great with GTX 970 SLI as long as AA isn't maxed out. GL and enjoy your new set up!