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ELSknutson

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About ELSknutson

  • Title
    Veteran

Contact Methods

  • Steam
    http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198177298097/
  • Twitter
    @knutsoneric1

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Male
  • 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
    Engineering Technician

System

  • CPU
    5820K
  • 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. Ya I guess its time then 5 going on 6 years with this system seems pretty good I guess. My issue is I tend to go cray when it comes to computer builds and I may get stabbed by my wife if she were to see the amount that this is going to cost lol.
  2. Well I am playing at 1440P and I am not looking to go AMD unless they blow the 10900K out of the water for gaming. Getting a AMD 3600 would be pointless the CPU I have now is comparable to the 3600 with out having to buy basically a whole new system. Also I am planning on waiting to see what AMD has to offer for there higher end stuff but I am just wondering if a minor CPU/GPU upgrade will get a few more years of life out of my system without having to go out and spend $3k on a new system.
  3. ya right now the RTX titans and 2080/ti/supers are expensive still but once AMD launches and Nvidia gets there production in order in the coming months people will be upgrading and selling there old GPUs driving the used prices down. And the only reason I am upgrading Is for HDR and Ray tracing. Also Im only running at 1440P 165Hz
  4. I am planning or upgrading my system In the next few months and I currently have an intel 5820K OC 4.0GHZ on a custom loop. Would it be worth going on Ebay and just buying a 5960X for about $200 and some newer higher speed ram or Is it time to fully upgrade to something like a 10900K and do a full system build. I would likely sell my whole system if I were to upgrade because because its fully hardline water cooled and the new GPUs seem to need allot of CPU to not bottle neck. If I go the 5960X root I will likely try and find a used water cooled RTX titan or RTX2080Ti if they are cheaper. If not I will wait for a 3080 and just upgrade the whole system likely move away from custom water cooling. I dont really have a budget but at the end of the day I am cheap and like a good deal and I am ok with last gen or used hardware.
  5. 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
  6. I am happy with it so far almost wish it was bigger though but my pockets are not deep enough for that .. yet
  7. So I ended up buying the Dell yes yes I got a Dell
  8. I have a custom hard loop system now and I can confirm it is a pain in the ass to upgrade anything
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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)
  14. 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.
  15. 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
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