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About Spev

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  • CPU
    Intel i7 4790k
  • Motherboard
    Asus Z97-A
  • RAM
    Kingston HyperX Fury - 16Gb 1866mhz DDR3
  • GPU
    GTX 1070 Asus ROG Strix
  • Case
    Fractal Design R5
  • Storage
    Samsung 840 Evo 250GB, 2TB WD Black 7200RPM
  • PSU
    EVGA SuperNova G2 750w 80 Plus
  • Display(s)
    Samsung S23A950D - 120hz Monitor
  • Cooling
    Noctua NH-U14S
  • Keyboard
    Corsair K70 LUX RGB
  • Mouse
    Logitech G502
  • Sound
    Astro A40 w/MixAmp
  • Operating System
    WIndows 10 Professional

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  1. How is it when just doing stuff on your computer? (Non gaming related) Some people say the text is really grainy for a monitor at that size with a lower resolution. I'd love to just pay $300 bucks for a new monitor, but a little worried about that resolution.
  2. As a programmer and light gamer now days, I'm looking to upgrade my current monitor setup with more of an emphasis on productivity rather than gaming. I'm really interested in an ultrawide monitor, but considering a 32 inch 16:9 main display landscape with a 2nd portrait monitor. Dilemma: I've been researching monitors for a couple weeks now and really struggling coming to any concrete decision. All of the 34 inch curved ultrawides seemed to be plagued with backlight bleed (I haven't seen any exceptions), this seems to be ALL curved models. There are some flat models (which seems to be less effected by backlight bleed) but most are at 2560x1080 resolution, which some claim is okay for productivity and others claim is God awful and only suitable for gaming. Cost is also a factor, and I'm struggling to shell out $550ish dollars for monitors clearly plagued with reliability problems and backlight bleed. (Lastly, there are about 300 LG models of ultrawides on the market. Their website 'compare' feature yields blank results on almost every model, making comparing these a nightmare.) Below are the models I've been looking at the hardest but I'm still not sold on any of them. If you have any thoughts or concerns, or OTHER suggestions, please let me know. Thanks! Models I've been looking at: LG 34UM69G-B: https://www.amazon.com/LG-34UM69G-B-34-Inch-UltraWide-Reduction/dp/B06XFXX5JH/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1550735096&sr=8-3&keywords=LG+34UM69G-B%3A Positives: Mostly good reviews $300 nice price tag Probably okay for gaming even though not very high refresh rate Negatives: 2560x1080 resolution, might be bad for productivity purposes Dell UltraSharp U3415W https://www.amazon.com/Dell-UltraSharp-34-Inch-LED-Lit-Monitor/dp/B00PXYRMPE/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1550735049&sr=8-1&keywords=Dell+UltraSharp+U3415W Positives: Great looking screen (seen it in person once) Slight curve 3 year warranty 3440 x 1440 resolution Negatives: Consensus is this model is plagued with backlight bleed really bad. Most reviews mention it Pricey $550 LG 34UC80-B https://www.amazon.com/LG-34UC80-B-34-Inch-21-UltraWide/dp/B074JKT894/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?ie=UTF8&qid=1550735072&sr=8-1-spons&keywords=LG+34UC80-B&psc=1 Positives: Mostly positive reviews Curved According to reviewer, uses same panel as Dell model above 3440 x 1440 resolution Negatives: Could be plagued with same backlight issues as Dell if same panel Pricey $550 Samsung LS34J550WQNXZA https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-S34J55W-34-Inch-Ultrawide-LS34J550WQNXZA/dp/B07FBS36W2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1550735110&sr=8-1&keywords=Samsung LS34J550WQNXZA Positives: Slightly cheaper than other WQHD monitors ($450) 3440 x 1440 resolution Looks sleek Negatives: Low amounts of reviews (a couple even looked planted, same review on Samsung site) Flat panel (at 34 inch wide might need at least a slight curve?)
  3. So it turns out this was a DHCP issue as predicted by noticing APIPA address. For some reason even though my DHCP server was setup correctly the server had not yet been "authorized" in active directory so couldn't assign IPs....
  4. I'm working on a home lab and building a reference image. I'm following something almost exactly like this guide: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/deployment/deploy-windows-mdt/create-a-windows-10-reference-image Skip down to the "build the windows 10 reference image" section. Everything prior is setup. However, I get the following error: I have verified that the credentials in the bootstrap.ini file are valid, I even tried resetting them to be sure. Then I tried pushing F8 to see if I could even ping the server which hosts the deployment share, as I read even though it says connection okay this could be a network issue, here are the results: Not only did the ping fail to the server, but I realize my PC I'm trying to image has an APIPA address. My network setup is slightly different than the article. These are all Hyper-V VMs, and they are all on an internal virtual switch. This includes the MDT server and this machine as well. They get internet from another VM acting as a virtual router which gets them actual access to internet. There is a DC on the internal network running DHCP and DNS. I'm thinking that is maybe the issue since this PC doesn't seem to be getting assigned an IP? Therefore it's unable to access the deployment share. Any ideas of how to fix this, or any other ideas as to the problem?
  5. Hey all, Searching for a new motherboard to pair with my i7 8700k. Finally replacing my good 'ol i7 4790k since I snagged the i7 8700k for $299 on Amazon today. I've really been struggling to find a motherboard for this CPU that I'm comfortable buying. The reviews for almost all the motherboards are pretty trash it seems with numerous problems. I've done multiple hours of research so far. I'm looking for solid recommendations. Here are my general guidelines: Wants: -Reliability -Good I/O options -M.2 2880 support -Great feature set Things I don't need: -Super uber cool RBG lighting -Unnecessary gamery things to add to the price tag
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    FreeSync monitor with NVIDIA card, 75hz?

    Sweet test! I dragged the windows across to my other 60hz monitor and it updated right away. Looks like I'm getting 75hz then.
  7. I just bought a LG 29UM68-P monitor, 1080p ultrawide. My graphics card is the GTX 1070. The monitor supports up to 75hz. So I got it all setup and had a hell of a time trying to figure out why I couldn't select 75hz for this monitor even thought it's supported (after all drivers updated). Cable was not an issue as I'm using a brand new DisplayPort cable. Turns out I had to go into the monitor settings and turn FreeSync to the "ON" setting. So turns out you have to enable FreeSync in order to get 75hz on this monitor, otherwise its 60hz. Then I was able to go into my display adapter settings in windows and my NVIDIA settings and select 75hz. So my question is am I really getting 75hz? I know FreeSync is like GSYNC for AMD cards...I have never really used either. So my question is while using GTX1070 with this monitor, am I really getting 75hz? I don't really know how to test this, but in my display adapter settings and NVIDIA control panel settings it shows 75hz now. So is everything okay?
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    Windows update continuously failing

    So I run the find and fix windows update issues tool (for probably the 10th time at least) and it now finds some random issue? Man this is actually ****. I'm gonna try an update now that it actually seems to have found an issue even though it didn't find this the previous 10 time I ran this tool.
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    Windows update continuously failing

    So I checked my BIOS version and I have the most updated BIOS version available for my motherboard...
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    Windows update continuously failing

    My motherboard is the Asus Z97-A, maybe I should check and see if it has a BIOS update? Maybe if one exists it might help the windows update issue?
  11. I could really use some help. So the latest update which I believe is the fall creators update is causing me major issues and always fails. First off, every time I turn on my PC "windows update assistant" automatically begins downloading the patch. It pops up and will minimize anything I'm doing at the time (most annoying if I am playing a game online) & hogs my network while downloading. I uploaded a pic of it for ya'll to see. I even try disabling "windows update" in services, which apparently is separate somehow from "windows update assistant". So here's the kicker...it does this every time I restart my PC because the update ALWAYS fails. It freezes during some portion of the installation & then proceeds to restore a previous version of windows. THEN THE CYCLE REPEATS. Turn on PC, windows update assistant automatically starts downloading update, then turn off PC, then turn on PC, windows starts automatically applying update, fails update, restores previous version of windows, then repeat process indefinitely.... I have tried "find and fix windows update problems" which I had to run during the last big patch because of a similar experience. Last time it found issues and then the patch finally worked. This time it can't seem to find any issues. Basically I don't have regular access to my PC right now. Because if I let it download every time I turn on my PC I have to wait 20 minutes for it to attempt to patch then fail and restore. The only work around is waiting till some arbitrary time after during on my PC when the update assistant launches and going into task manager and ending it. PLEASE HELP.
  12. I'm trying to update to the latest windows update, for quite some time now, it's probably failed 5-6 times and I keep having to revert to last known working config. The version is 1703. I've tried using the windows update troubleshooter tool which was already installed with prior windows version. I'll attach a screen shot of what it says. The "not fixed" error seems to come up every time I run it, and I think it always comes up and just recommends to reinstall the update in case of errors. Anyways, can anyone help? I've had this issue for some time now.
  13. I've been getting into battlegrounds and don't have the best FPS. I have a GTX 1070 and a i7 4790k. I get some drops into the low 30s it usually fluctuates between 30-80 fps. Is my CPU bottlenecking or is my GPU just not good enough?
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    Advice on upgrading

    I'm thinking about upgrading my GPU to a GTX 1080ti. I have a GTX 1070. Mostly cause I've been playing a lot of battlegrounds and my FPS isn't great. It's decent enough to play on but it's like 45-75 usually with some dips into the 30s. I also have a 4790k and was wondering if that is starting to bottleneck me a little since I heard battlegrounds is maybe CPU dependent.
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    How much extra ping can a router cause?

    I guess it's a cable connection? That internet comes in from a coax cable then into my current modem/router.