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About Bubblewhale

  • Title
    On my 4th 1151 board

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  • Location
    Seattle, WA
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    302 Windsor
    '55 Thunderbird


  • CPU
    Intel i7-7700K 5.2GHZ delidded
  • Motherboard
    Asus Z170-Deluxe
  • RAM
    2x8GB DDR4 G.Skill TridentZ 3466MHZ 15-15-15-32-2N
  • GPU
    MSI GTX 980 Ti Lightning 1525, 2025
  • Case
    Corsair 750D
  • Storage
    Western Digital Blue 1TB, Seagate Desktop 4TB, 2X Samsung 850 Evo 250GB, Intel 730 240GB
  • PSU
    EVGA G2 850W
  • Display(s)
    Dell U2515HX
  • Cooling
    Corsair H100i
  • Keyboard
    Logitech G710
  • Mouse
    Logitech G502/Corsair MM200
  • Sound
    Altec Lansing VS 2621
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro 64

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  1. There's currently a Gigabyte GTX 1080 Ti triple fan going for $530 + shipping, gonna assume that's mined since the seller still has 4 cards left. With the new series coming out, 1080 Ti's would probably drop to around the $400 range, depending on the pricing and performance on the newer cards. I wouldn't spend more than $570 currently for a 1080 Ti anyway, maybe $600-650 if it was 1080 Ti Kingpin but really they should be around $500-550 range used atm.
  2. Bubblewhale

    1,024gb of RAM?!

    Who knows, maybe this thread shouldn't get nerco that long.
  3. I'd say that's fair pricing, I saw the 9343 1800P touch model from a computer store for $500 local.
  4. What model is it, if it's the 9370 then yes it's sketchy. But if it's the 9350 or perhaps the 9343 then it sounds fair. When you mean 4k touch, is it actually 2160P touch or 1800P touch.
  5. I bought another 7700K but i guess that's trash since it can't even do 5GHZ at 1.376V...when my own 7700K is 5.1GHZ at 1.36V. 

    1. Tyrone Tech Tits

      Tyrone Tech Tits

      X5650 without AVX is a wonderful piece of tech... Ryzen IPC too ;)



  6. Kudos to EVGA, my 780 Ti SC died, and they upgraded to a 980 FTW as RMA replacement. 

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    2. Bubblewhale


      Yep, 780 had problems and went into black screen. RMA process was easy, entire process took less than 2 weeks. 

    3. dizmo


      Weird I thought those were already too old for warranty.

      I've always held firm on EVGA being the best card producer. I've rarely heard anything bad about their warranty service.

      Just avoid their computer cases. They're complete garbage.

    4. Bubblewhale


      I bought it a few weeks ago from B-Stock, so it had the 1 year warranty. Would be out of warranty by now if it was retail unless extended warranty. 

  7. Bubblewhale

    decent X58 for overclocking

    Still not worth to get X58, just get a more modern system.
  8. Bubblewhale

    decent X58 for overclocking

    It'll probably be better just to get a 4770K/4790K instead, would perform similar to a overclocked X5650 at around 4-4.4GHZ. You wouldn't have to deal with the high power draw, additional cpu cooling costs, and the problems you'll encounter overclocking X58.
  9. Bubblewhale

    decent X58 for overclocking

    Westmeme isn't worth it, considering you're buying into a obsolete platform that's basically on legacy support. To be remotely decent, you have to overclock it and that requires a lot of cooling. Finding a decent X58 board will cost loads, you'll have to spend a decent amount of money for a good cooling setup, not to mention finding DDR3 ram that will work well. Overclocked X5650 is going to draw a bunch of power, it's guaranteed to draw at least 200W from the CPU alone with overclocked. Here's a general idea of prices X5650: 20-30 X58 Board: 120-200 DDR3: 40-50 Cooling: 50-60 You could just go with what I did, go with used Sandy Bridge. It only costed me $160 for a 2600K, Z68 motherboard, 16GB DDR3. 1155 is a more modern, stable, feature set platform than X58.
  10. Got rid of my Core 2 setup and went with Sandy Bridge Managed to get 5GHZ air, but been running 4.8 @ 1.4V daily
  11. Bubblewhale

    MSI Lightning r9 290x 3rd 6pin

    The 6 pin is a optional power plug if you want to overclock the card to it's limits, you do need the two 8 pins connected to run anyway. Other lightning cards like the 980 Ti require the 6 pin, otherwise it wouldn't boot. https://www.overclock.net/forum/67-amd-ati/1482916-review-msi-r9-290x-lightning-performance-test.html http://www.overclockers.com/msi-r9290x-lightning-video-card-review/
  12. Bubblewhale

    Galaxy S9 Plus

    That is the Samsung Exynos model, it doesn't have the CMDA hardware whereas the Snapdragon does. https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Galaxy-S9-Unlocked-Smartphone/dp/B079JXY4TJ This is supported on Verizon, I'm currently using the same model as amazon on Verizon's network.
  13. Bubblewhale

    1080p@144 vs 1440p@60 paired with GTX1070

    I can do 1440P 60HZ ultra on my 980 Ti, handles current games fine. FC5, ROTTR, PUBG can do 1440P 60HZ ultra with no problems, even with the GPU at stock.
  14. Yeah I'm probably at the max for safe vcore 24/7 daily, needs all the GHZ.
  15. Bought a Q9650, flashed P5E Deluxe to Rampage Formula, used pencil mod to reduce vdroop.