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About STRMfrmXMN

  • Title
    Tried overclocking once
  • Birthday April 5


  • CPU
    Intel Core i7 4770S - rip worst overclocking 4670K ever, thx Gigabyte
  • Motherboard
    Gigabyte B85M-D3H Rev 1.2
  • RAM
    16 GB Corsair Vengeance 1600 MHz
  • 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)
    27" Acer G276HL 144hz + 21.5" Dell Ultrasharp TFT 60Hz
  • Cooling
    Cryorig M9i (CPU) + Noctua P12 (intake) + Noctua S12 Redux PWM (intake) + stock NZXT 120MM (exhaust)
  • 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

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  • Location
    Portland, Oregon. Stop moving here, please.
  • Interests
    Plaid, Cars and Computers. Slight obsession with Zooey Deschanel (and Milo Yiannopolis' hair).
  • Biography
    I have 3 dogs and cancer memes ლ( º ل͜ º ლ)

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  1. Haven't been active much today due to awful RSI in my wrist.


    Built my friends new PC and it got tons of BSODs relating to memory. Doing dozens of memtests currently, seems highly likely one of the two sticks was faulty. :(


    Hey, the R5 1600 is nice though!

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    2. Tech_Dreamer


      Wonder if the Ram issue stems from CPU issue? have you tried updating the bios to the latest ? there was an issue with 3k Mhz ram having compatibility issue that had to be fixed from the manufacturer side . Try underclocking to 2400 Mhz or less & each see if it fixes up things.

    3. Bleedingyamato


      What's RSI?    I hope your wrist feels better soon.  

    4. Tech_Dreamer


      believe its carpal tunnel related pain , the way you handle mice especially playing games where dpi is set low & you have to do elaborate repetitive movement from a static forearm position it sometimes cause inflammation right bebneath the wrist enough to put painful pressure on a median nerve running through it. He's posted a ccouple of updates relating to Overwatch , I'm assuming it's from overdoing that .

  2. 450W is plenty for both at stock voltage and still enough with overclocking.
  3. You can try overclocking without adjusting voltage but you'll likely hit a wall pretty quickly
  4. You shouldn't overclock at all. Your VRMs will overheat and potentially can start a fire.
  5. I just realized what motherboard you're using For the love of all things do not even begin to up the voltage on an AM3 socket board that doesn't have VRM heatsinks.
  6. I would not power 7 1080 Tis on a 2000W PSU. If we estimate (safely) that each card uses 300W (279 according to this, but I'm being safe here - you're powering thousands and thousands worth of hardware) then you're hitting 2100W for *just* the GPUs.
  7. Depends on your system specs. I'd recommend it if you had a system with no dGPU but the 650W version makes no sense. What are your specs?
  8. He'll be fine.. what are you on..? An FX 6300, even if you pumped the max voltage most 970 or 990FX boards are capable of wouldn't even draw 200W. A GTX 1050 draws only PCIe power so add another 100W and he's still fine, and that's with a hell of a lot of exaggeration.
  9. Yeah, keep it, why not.
  10. Rosewill has good and bad units. Don't regard the entire brand (or any brand) by a handful of their products. The Quark I suggested is a very good unit.
  11. New unit. The Rosewill Quark 550W is pretty cheap and would be a solid replacement.
  12. That PSU is an older Rosewill unit with a 3-year warranty. I might be inclined to recommend a replacement.
  13. That system will draw around 200W under max load. A Corsair CX450 would be fine.
  14. Yes, plenty and the RMx is a much better unit despite being kinda overkill. Guess price dictates it so go for it.