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About ELSknutson

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  • Gender
  • Location
    Tampa FL
  • Interests
    Technology and Cars
  • Biography
    Prior Military E-5, Electrical Engineer, Worked with and on various types of electronic devices for over 10 years.
  • Occupation
    Electrical Engineer


  • CPU
  • Motherboard
    Asus Strix ROG X99
  • RAM
    32GB Gskill
  • GPU
    Titan X
  • Case
    Lian Li PC-011 Dynamic
  • Storage
    3 Samsung 850 EVO's 1 for boot 2 for raid 0, 3 2TB Hitachi HDDS Raid 3
  • PSU
    EVGA 1000W GQ
  • Display(s)
    1440p 60hz BenQ BL3200pt
  • Cooling
    Custom Loop
  • Keyboard
    Logitech G710+
  • Mouse
    Logitech G600
  • Sound
    Logitech G430
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 pro

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  1. The Define R6 has modular Drive bays that are pretty nice https://www.fractal-design.com/products/cases/define/define-r6/blackout/ https://www.amazon.com/Fractal-Design-FD-CA-DEF-R6C-WT-Define-Computer/dp/B07H6QTZMM/ref=sr_1_7?dchild=1&keywords=define+R6&qid=1600260410&sr=8-7
  2. I am happy with it so far almost wish it was bigger though but my pockets are not deep enough for that .. yet
  3. So I ended up buying the Dell yes yes I got a Dell
  4. I have a custom hard loop system now and I can confirm it is a pain in the ass to upgrade anything
  5. I dont base my decisions on future possible CPUs or GPU thats why I really didnt go into my the GPU that I am planning to use. Also I plan on buying this before October. Also I rather have the i9 over the i7 for the faster boost clock and more cores. I plan on keeping this system for at least 5 years
  6. Im not going to spend the money to custom water cool an i5 also after going with the 5820K last go around I rather shoot for excess over value. If I was on a lower budget or didnt have plans to hard line the system then I would gladly look at the i5 then go buy a 3700X
  7. Most of the games I play are more CPU dependent. and I am already planning on getting a 2080ti or if the new AMD or Nvidia GPU drop and they preform to there price point I may get one of them. but for now I planning on a used/open box founders edition for water cooling. My main focus for this post is CPU I would like to keep under $600 but also dont want a budget CPU. I see the Ryzen's have more cores but there clock speeds are lower then intel but I have never overclocked a Ryzen CPU so I am not sure if the head rooms there to take like a ryzen 9 3900x to say 5GhZ. or if I should go with a 10900K instead.
  8. The game is badly coded but I with what I have I should be getting better FPS I dont know maybe I should see if there is a fix for WoW to make it utilize my hardware better.
  9. I have an intel i7 5820K that is paired with a GTX Titan X(M) and I am planning on starting my upgrades. The whole system is hard line water cooled so changing components is kind of a pain. my question is would it be worth just upgrading my CPU to an something like a 5960X or completely Upgrading my motherboard and CPU to something like a Ryzen 9 3900xt. The issue I am having is I play WoW and for some reason during raid I see dips in my FPS down into the 40-50's and it sucks. I have been rocking basically the same hardware for about 4-5 years now and it has suited me very well but I cant stand the dips. (1440p)
  10. I think it looks ugly to have mis matched size monitors also I have a dual Vesa mount that fits 2 32in monitors. If I was going to get a monitor I would prefer it be the same size or larger.
  11. Thanks for the reply I seen that on amazon form the link in rtings.com and the only sellers were 3ed party but I looked and Best buy sells it for $449 which is a good price https://www.bestbuy.com/site/dell-32-led-curved-qhd-freesync-monitor-with-hdr/6375331.p?skuId=6375331 and I can pick it up locally
  12. I have gone there have still have run in to the same issue I have been faceing so far which is the good monitors are sold out or overpriced
  13. I have a 32inc monitor already and would like to keep them the same size also I use a large deep bench and the bigger size works better with my space
  14. Ya I looked at it but its so hard to pick out a display with all the models, prices, sizes and technology. I would like to know peoples opinions weather to have 144hz is something that is required for MMO gaming or getting a better panel is more important.
  15. This makes monitor purchase almost impossible with out seeing it in person. What I have found so far is most sites like Amazon lack the needed info for picking good displays. Plus reviewers tend to lean either on the high end 144hz 1440 50inch 1ms ips Gsync RGB bla bla bl pannels or they go for bang for the buck $200 dollar options. Also I notice that everything seems to be centered around FPS gaming and Usually never accounts for the people that play MMO's or people that don't care if there may be a slight delay if that means that the picture and panel looks amazing. I would gladly make that trade any day. Monitors and TV seem to be one of the hardest decisions to make when it comes to buying peripherals and the manufacturers dont make it any easier with there naming like PC218jklmnop-lc Gaming. Because you can do all the do diligence you want by going to a review site but when it comes time to purchase and you go to type in the one you seen on the review you may not get the model you are looking for because it has a P, W, Q at the end and now you got an out dated version or your shown the more expensive option. So if any there any manufactures reading this please can you just name your panels something normal.