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About ablangc

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  • Location
    Oak Harbor, WA
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  • CPU
    Delid 4790K Overclocked to 4.7 GHz http://valid.x86.fr/s36zex
  • Motherboard
    Asus Z97 Deluxe
  • RAM
    16 GB G.Skill DDR3 2400 CAS 9
  • GPU
    EVGA 980Ti ACX 2.0 SLI (Modded BIOS) http://www.techpowerup.com/gpuz/details.php?id=wbm5g
  • Case
    CM Storm Scout 2 Advanced
  • Storage
    250 GB Samsung Evo 840 x2 Raid 0, 3 TB Toshiba HDD
  • PSU
    Corsair AX1200i
  • Display(s)
    X34 Predator GSYNC, Sharp 70 inch 1080p directly above
  • Cooling
    Enermax Liqtech 240, x6 Cooler Master Jetflo 120 (95 CFM)
  • Keyboard
    Corsair K65 RGB
  • Mouse
    Logitech G700s
  • Sound
    Logitech Z-5500 505 Watts 5.1 Digital Speaker System
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro

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  1. To those who are on a budget, hell no it is not worth it. For people that can afford it? I don't think they care about cost to performance ratio. I went from a 980 Ti SLI setup and got tired of some of the BS that came with SLI so I went with a single powerful card (Titan X Pascal).
  2. I have never done a 1440p benchmark so here it is. These are my daily settings.
  3. This is not going to last long. On Overclock.net, there are plenty of people who have a 6700K scoring better than me. I think the best one I saw so far was 182fps. My CPU is definitely holding me back. Is it enough to warrant a new setup? No, but it is nice!
  4. It is quiet but I have never listened to it with the case open. You having an open-air case is different. I will check it out when I get home from work and let you know. I do plan to water cool this card down the road.
  5. Actually, I think it is pretty quiet compared to the EVGA ACX 2.0 980Ti's SC; however, it was an SLI setup so I am comparing it to that. I do not think the blower is useless but you MUST have a custom fan curve. I am able to maintain a clock speed of 1987MHz (+200 on MSI A/B) at a temp of 76c. Fan was blowing at 85%. Ambient temps were 26c
  6. It's been a while since I have posted. I got rid of the 980 TI's in SLI. Got tired of all the problems and would rather deal with a single strong card. Been dealing with SLI's with my 780 Ti, 980, 980 Ti. Upgraded/sidegraded to a Titan Pascal. Received the card this morning and played with it a bit. I will probably spend a little more time honing in on the overclock. There are others on overclock.net scoring 180+ fps on this particular test. So far I am happy with it and could care less about the costs.
  7. I can see how the game can be boring. I started to get bored with the game(story) and then I started to build up my town. 12 hours later, I still find it fun to scavenge parts and build up my town. I think once I get bored of that, I may try the story line again.
  8. I have two of them. Running a single card is quiet; however; this card runs a tad bit hotter than compared to the 980 and 970 so expect to change the fan curve.
  9. I play this game but I have a character that is only level 42 but working towards the next expansion. I have not bought the expansion yet so it would be nice if I received it. Thanks for doing this! Edit: Ooops, just realized first post gets it. Oh well.
  10. Worked for me also. I have heard of people using Coolaboratory Pro between the IHS and the CPU cooler block. This has shown to have very little improvement compared to other thermal compounds. It shines when Coolaboratory is applied between the IHS and die
  11. There are numerous youtube videos/web pages showing the differences in temps that show thermal compounds being used directly on the die. For the people that want to know more, Google is your friend.
  12. Agreed, you already take a severe chance of cracking your die delidding your CPU and you VOID your warranty.
  13. Hence you apply it to the CPU under the IHS uninstalled so you do not get it on the motherboard. I have done it and it is very easy. Used the vice method to delid my CPU, apply Coolaboratory Pro to the die, install CPU, install IHS, latch down, and you are done. Temps dropped an average of 20c. Best thing I have done to modify my CPU.
  14. You will be fine with that because you are still using the stock bios overclocking with MSI A/B. What I was talking about is completely overwriting your bios to a custom one with higher power limits and voltages. Some people are running 1.255mV (which I am using) all the way up to 1.281mV @ 425W max power target at 121%. If you were to do that, you would be running north of 900w and I have seen it hit close to 1000w (using a different bios). If you do not plan to do any of that, an 850W PSU will be fine.
  15. It's fine as long as you stick with the stock GPU bios. The minute you go over to overclock.net and decide to flash your bios, 850w is not enough. With my setup (sig) which is similar to yours, I have pushed over 900w from modifying my bios.