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About STRMfrmXMN

  • Title
    Why is it Kansas but it is not Arkansas? America, pls explain!
  • Birthday April 5


  • CPU
    AMD R7 1700X @ 3.925 GHz 1.36V
  • Motherboard
    Asus B350-F Strix
  • RAM
    G.Skill 16GB Ripjaws V 3200 MHz @ 3066 MHz 1.38V
  • GPU
    EVGA GTX 970 + 160 MHz core, + 400 mem
  • Case
    NZXT S340 Black
  • Storage
    Samsung 850 EVO 250GB (Windows) + OCZ Arc 100 120GB (Storage)
  • PSU
    EVGA 550GS
  • Display(s)
    24" Asus VG248QE 144hz + Dell U2515H 1440P IPS 60Hz
  • Cooling
    Noctua D15S + color explosion of Noctua fans
  • Keyboard
    CM Storm Quickfire Rapid with Cherry MX Greens on Perixx extended mousemat <3 (plus Mercy Rez symbol for Esc key!)
  • Mouse
    Logitech G602 on Perixx extended mousemat
  • Sound
    Mayflower O2/ODAC-> NVX XPT100+ JBL LSR305 + Sennheiser CX 2.00i + AKG K712s
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Edumacation Edition
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  • Gender
  • Location
    Portland, Oregon. Stop moving here, please.
  • Interests
    Plaid, Cars and Computers. Slight obsession with Zooey Deschanel. I am a support main in Overwatch currently at 3000 SR if you wanna play. Am god Ana.
  • Biography
    I have 3 dogs and cancer memes ლ( º ل͜ º ლ)

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    1. STRMfrmXMN



    2. CUDA_Cores



  2. There are better picks. You would also be better off getting a Ryzen 6 core if you're not getting an OCable i5 and you could save money. The PSU might have coil whine but that's luck of the draw.
  3. Fun fact: since replacing my H7 with a Noctua D15S, not only have my CPU temperatures gone down drastically, but my GPU temperatures are actually substantially lower now. I have yet to see my 970 hit 70C since getting the beefcake cooler.


    Guessing my case just needed a little more exhaust?

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    2. Energycore


      Meanwhile I just run the side panel off xD

    3. AresKrieger


      Well that works but the amount of dust in my room is too damn high

    4. Energycore


      I get you, thankfully I don't have carpet so there's not as much dust in here.

  4. How many Watts?

    650W would be fine for that. There are a few good suggestions here like the Corsair RMx/RMi. I'd also add the Seasonic Focus Plus Gold.
  5. GPU Price Skyrocket????

    It's not though. Let's go over the costs: 1. Initial price of your GPU. Say you're buying a GTX 1070 in today's market, the best GDDR5 GPU. You're spending $500 conservatively, if you can even find one. 2. Cost of electricity for keeping your system always on and running the GPU at 100%. Even for something power-efficient like a 1060, this is still about 120W of power being consumed at all time. Cost of electricity often depends on the time of the day, so if you're mining at 5 PM you're paying a little more than you would be at noon. 3. If you're in a warmer climate/warmer season, the cost of keeping your house cool. Your room will get substantially warmer if running a hot GPU during the summer. During the winter it isn't so much an issue, of course. 4. The cost of re-selling your GPU. This is where I think a TON of people forget how much money they lose. Already your product is in "used" condition, nicking a huge amount of resale value off the card. Second, if any indication is given that the card has been used for mining, you can toss a little extra of your profit out the window since most people don't want to buy a GPU that's been pegged at 100% since the day it was removed from its box. And fifth, not really a profit thing, but I care enough about the environment to the point where the non-renewable energy powering a majority of the planet is reason enough for me not to mine.
  6. GPU Price Skyrocket????

    Have you calculated the cost of the electricity you're wasting in doing this? Because I guarantee you the steady 70W that GPU needs to run at 100% is completely nullifying your profit.
  7. GPU Price Skyrocket????

    Cryptocurrency mining. Honestly, I hate it. It's a waste of the planet's resources and gives you pennies on the dollar when the price of the GPU, the cost of cooling your house, and the cost of your electricity is taken into account, not to mention losing a ton of money if you plan to resell the GPU. I refrain from helping people buy PSUs for mining systems based on moral premise and I especially hate it when people mine on non-renewable energy. Just a complete waste. It also drives out stock of GPUs for people who just want to play video games, like GTX/RX GPUs are for.
  8. CX550M + R5 1600 / 980Ti OC

    That PSU is fine.
  9. CM MWE Bronze 650 vs. EVGA 600 B1

    Group regulated old HEC unit, my guy. http://www.jonnyguru.com/forums/showthread.php?t=14786 Not a review but it's better than nothing.
  10. CM MWE Bronze 650 vs. EVGA 600 B1

    Neither is great but the CM isn't group regulated, I don't believe, so it's the better one. Is the Corsair CX available to you? Brand means nothing. Don't buy PSUs based on brand.
  11. So the Ebay seller for that 240Hz monitor decided to refund me since I was the only bidder and 210-ish was too low for his liking :/

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    2. bob51zhang


      @STRMfrmXMN I thought sellers had to accept the bid, no matter the price? (I dunno completely, just read some book on ebay like 5 years ago lol).

    3. ARikozuM


      @bob51zhang You can contest it, but unfortunately it's the owner's decision and not the purchaser's. 

    4. STRMfrmXMN


      No, no reserve on the item.


      I love bidding at the last minute like a dick but I had a bid on this for like 30 minutes and nobody bid on it but me, so like this guy kinda ruined my day since I was pretty excited about getting a 240Hz for cheap.


      Ebay sellers can cancel for any reason. I cancelled selling my broken 4670K on Ebay because Paypal was being a pain in the ass with my account. That's the one I ended up sending in to AwesomeHardware that they opened on stream :D


      But yeah, it had no reserve so it feels like a huge slap in the face.

  12. Legit just bought an AOC 240Hz monitor for 233 dollars INCLUDING SHIPPING wow

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    2. STRMfrmXMN


      Certain game's FPS limitations don't wreck input lag. Overwatch is one of those few games and you actually get a lot less input lag if you limit your frames on a lower-end system than if you de-cap it.


      I definitely can't get 240 FPS steady with a 970 in Overwatch though.

    3. WereCat


      Well, thats what I am saying. For the least amount of input lag, use the in-game FPS cap.


      Yeah, 240Hz is a strech on that system but not just because of GPU. 

    4. STRMfrmXMN


      Nah, not even a single core is maxing out on my 1700X. Upping RAM speed definitely helps but my 970 is absolutely pinned at 100% load when I limit FPS to 250.

  13. Then the RMi is good for you then.
  14. Yes The X has a rifle bearing fan and no user control about any functions of the PSU. The RMi has many within Corsair Link and has an FDB fan.