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kevinisbeast707

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About kevinisbeast707

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    Member
  • Birthday 1999-01-13

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    Dank W. Bush
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    @slamfourrun
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Profile Information

  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Henderson NV
  • Interests
    pc gaming, hanging out with friends, lans, flying, skydiving, lifting.
  • Occupation
    Physical therapy tech and tutor.

System

  • CPU
    Ryzen 5 1600 @3.8Ghz 1.33125v
  • Motherboard
    Gigabyte ab350n wifi
  • RAM
    16gb ddr4 Team T-force Delta rgb at 3000Mhz cl17
  • GPU
    Evga RTX 2080 sc black edition
  • Case
    Fractal Design Meshify C Mini Dark TG
  • Storage
    250gb samsung 850 evo + 500gb sandisk ultra + 2tb 2.5 inch seagate firecuda sshd
  • PSU
    Cooler master V1000
  • Display(s)
    34" Acer ED347CKR, 21.5" Lenovo LI2264d
  • Cooling
    EKWB s240 kit with nickel top for CPU block, 2x Noctua p12 redux pwm @1300rpm, Noctua f12 chromax, Noctua a12x15
  • Keyboard
    Corsair k70 cherry reds and red backlighting
  • Mouse
    Logitech g403
  • Sound
    Sennheiser hd6xx, Sennheiser hd58x, Hifiman he4xx, Sennheiser hd598, hyperx cloud 1st Gen, neewer nw7000, Schiit magni 3 amp
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 pro

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  1. kevinisbeast707

    M atx case help

    pretty similar it would appear. The truly smaller cases are gonna be the cooler master ones and the thermal take and corsair cubeish ones.
  2. kevinisbeast707

    Case Fan configuration

    The hd120 do look very very good and are what I would probably recommend if you're looking for addressable rgb leds built into the fan. As for the halos they work best on white and grey bladed fans with black being less reflective and transparent being a relatively unknown.
  3. kevinisbeast707

    Case Fan configuration

    The sp120 and ll120 are pretty much the exact same fan but one has more leds on it. Look at the blade design. To the op, Cooler masters rgb fans are decent enough if you can find them cheap, corsairs sp and hd fans are good but slightly pricey, the light loops are the ultimate rgb fan but they're very expensive. Corsair's ml120 pro rgb are excellent fans with decent rgb. Ennermax has rgb fans that perform well and are fairly inexpensive. Lastly you could get any fans and use phanteks halos rgb fan frames.
  4. kevinisbeast707

    Which cpu for 2 gamers 1 cpu for LTX and lans?

    I like where your head is at but every week and sometimes more often my friends and I get together for lans as well and we always end up with someone who doesn't have a computer somehow. Also I just really love making my life harder than it needs to be and virtualization sounds like fun
  5. So I have decided that I'm going to drive up to Vancouver for LTX 2019 and my girlfriend decided that she would like to join me. This means that I am going to have to buy her the byoc lan pass so that she can sit next to me during that time. The problem arises at the point where she doesn't want a computer for herself for gaming since she lives in a dorm at her college. Initially I was going to take my current mitx ryzen system and put it in the same case as another computer like in a Phanteks enthoo mini xl ds. This case is pretty big though which would make using it as a lan computer pretty difficult. I then had the thought that I could do something like what Linus did in 2 gamers 1 cpu. My initial plan was to buy a threadripper chip with either 12 or 16 cores and have two 6 or 8 core gaming systems for her and myself during lans. However intel also has hedt processors that are still better for things like gaming but they are so much more expensive for a comparable core count that I don't know if I can justify that cost. Also with ryzen 3 there are supposed to be higher core count cpu's on the am4 platform but I don't know if that will be as good as using a proper hedt platform or if it will be out in time for LTX 2019. So I guess my question is should I get threadripper, wait for ryzen 3, or save up more for intel's hedt platform and why? (also of note is that all platforms support matx which is the size I plan on using)
  6. kevinisbeast707

    M atx case help

    The Cooler master q300l is an excellent budget matx case, Corsair has a case called the crystal 280x which is actually very small (shorter but slightly wider than q300l, and they have an air 240 which doesn't have tempered glass but is slightly cheaper, Thermaltakes Level 20vt is cheaper than the 280x by a couple dollars but is slightly larger, another decent small matx case is the bitfenix prodigy. Slightly larger but still excellent cases include phanteks evolv matx, fractal meshify c mini, fractal focus mini, and corsairs 88r.
  7. kevinisbeast707

    I7 8750h optimization = 31% performance improvement?

    Congrats!! Welcome to the better performance side of laptops
  8. kevinisbeast707

    Swiftech H220X Expansion

    So you're going to need new tubing and fittings. It depends on where you're comfortable buying from and which brands you're comfortable with. EK makes both great tubing and great fittings and you could absolutely use their stuff probably with a 3/8 inch inner diameter and a 1/2 inch outer diameter. With that being said I personally started using xspc's compression fittings as I have found that their fittings are easier for the ek tubing to go over. Pimochills tubing is pretty good but I have heard that it has sizing problems with compression fittings. Anywho I've put links to everything mentioned and I would recommend going with EK's tubing and xspc's fittings which are linked in a six pack (btw you'll need six fittings if you're adding a gpu block to the mix). You can always save a couple bucks by going with barbed fittings but the experience is overall worse. Also make sure to get a premix or some kind of anti corosion and biocide mix. Ek makes cryofluid which is good and xspc makes ECX both of which I can recommend. EK duraclear: https://www.amazon.com/EKWB-EK-DuraClear-Tubing-Meter-Clear/dp/B01MQOGE2E/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1548878049&sr=8-1&keywords=liquid+cooling+tubing Primoflex lrt: https://www.amazon.com/PrimoFlex-Advanced-8in-Tubing-Bundle/dp/B00A0PZZYQ/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1548878049&sr=8-6&keywords=liquid+cooling+tubing EK fittings: https://www.amazon.com/EKWB-EK-ACF-Compression-Fitting-Tubing/dp/B077GY6CBN/ref=sr_1_10?ie=UTF8&qid=1548878168&sr=8-10&keywords=3%2F8+compression+fitting+liquid+cooling Xspc fittings: https://www.amazon.com/gp/slredirect/picassoRedirect.html/ref=pa_sp_atf_aps_sr_pg1_1?ie=UTF8&adId=A0918033X795V83MFYYD&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FXSPC-Compression-Fitting-Tubing-Chrome%2Fdp%2FB0758HD9B5%2Fref%3Dsr_1_1_sspa%3Fie%3DUTF8%26qid%3D1548878225%26sr%3D8-1-spons%26keywords%3D3%2F8%2Bcompression%2Bfitting%2Bxspc%26psc%3D1&qualifier=1548878224&id=1834454461662326&widgetName=sp_atf
  9. kevinisbeast707

    Need fan recommendations

    Have you considered getting something like noctuas redux p12 or phanteks mp12? Both are fairly inexpensive at less than $15 a fan but the real consideration that I would have you look into is phanteks halos frames. They go on top of the frame of whatever fan you already have and illuminate the fan blades. They come in plastic and aluminum versions and I believe they also have an addressable version if you feel like splurging. That way you can use whatever fans you want and have rgb on them.
  10. kevinisbeast707

    Need fan recommendations

    if you want just a single color at a time then for rads I can recommend both corsair sp120rgb as they are fairly inexpensive and work well in most situations while being very quiet. If you want a fan that you can control using the pins on your motherboard then cooler masters 120mm air pressure fans in rgb look good and are very very quiet. The ML120 pros are ungodly expensive and are very loud near their full speeds but are otherwise an excellent choice if budget allows. Now if you want multiple colors at the same time then I believe the ml pros do that as well but they are really expensive, corsairs hd120/hd140 are excellent "budget" options. The cooler master fans also come in addressable rgb form and are the quietest at the cost of performance. Enermax makes some more subtle looking ring style rgb fans in both regular and addressable. If you want all the rgb then your only real option is the Corsair LL120/LL140 as they have all the rgb.
  11. kevinisbeast707

    Rise of the Tomb Raider DX12 thread usage study

    This is mostly true though I did find more instances of glitchy models in 4 core 4 thread than with 4 core 8 thread and I also found 6 core 6 thread better than 4 core 8 thread which the graphs sadly fail to convey. But once on the higher resolution tests then 1:1 is the preferred core thread ratio though it doesn't seem to be too bothered by the addition of smt to the four and six core configs.
  12. kevinisbeast707

    Rise of the Tomb Raider DX12 thread usage study

    I redid testing at 1080p with the exact same methods but at 3.7Ghz so that I could run 2 cores and 4 threads. I used both the lowest settings with very high level of detail which uses more cpu than normal and then I did some more runs with everything turned all the way up except for textures which were set to high, no motion blur, and smaa as the anti aliasing. Skipped testing of the 3 core series after noticing a general trend. Starting at 4 cores and 4 threads and going down, some models in the benchmark just straight up wouldn't render which gives way to the increase in frame rate you will see. This is either a side effect of this game's DX12 implementation or specifically the way this benchmark is designed. It is worth noting that the models not showing up in the lower core counts was a problem that I had in the previous resolution tests so just because an fps chart shows numbers doesn't mean they don't require nuance. DON'T USE A DUAL CORE IN RISE OF THE TOMB RAIDER. QUAD CORES NEED TO BE PROPERLY OPTIMIZED THROUGH SETTINGS TO USE MORE GPU.
  13. kevinisbeast707

    Rise of the Tomb Raider DX12 thread usage study

    I will be redoing this test at 1080p both at low settings and at what I would expect most people to play with to eliminate the gpu bottleneck.
  14. kevinisbeast707

    Rise of the Tomb Raider DX12 thread usage study

    True but I wanted to emulate lower tier processors as accurately as possible since using windows to disable cores doesn't allow you to choose between cores and threads.
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