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About MageTank

  • Title
    Fully Stable
  • Birthday October 27

Contact Methods

  • Battle.net

Profile Information

  • Gender
  • Location
    United States, Ohio
  • Interests
    Gaming, Computer Hardware
  • Occupation
    Slim Jim Enthusiast


  • CPU
    Core i7 8700k 5.4ghz Cinebench Stable (best kind of stable)
  • Motherboard
    ASRock Z370 Fatality K6
  • RAM
    32GB (2x16GB) G Skill Ripjaws V 3200mhz C14 (Overclocked to 3600mhz C14-14-14-28-CR2)
  • GPU
    EVGA GTX 1080 Ti Hybrid FTW3
  • Case
    Cooler Master MasterCase Pro 5
  • Storage
    Samsung 960 Evo M.2 500GB
  • PSU
    EVGA 650W Supernova G2
  • Display(s)
    Dell S2417DG 165hz G-Sync TN
  • Cooling
    EVGA CLC 280 AIO
  • Keyboard
    Logitech G810 Orion Spectrum
  • Mouse
    Logitech G403
  • Sound
    Sennheiser Game One
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro

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  1. We really can't use Geekbench as a credible metric of performance at all for PC. It's impossible to know how fast a CPU or memory kit is because Geekbench only reports DMI strings, not actual clock values. You can have a 6ghz CPU and Geekbench will still only report it's base/boost clocks in the result. It also only reports JEDEC ram speeds even if you were to load an XMP that goes beyond JEDEC standards. Geekbench is only useful for confirming specifications. Every piece of performance information should be disregarded until actual performance based benchmarks are used.
  2. We Ran INTEL Optane on an AMD CPU!!

    I am glad that after singing the praises of Primocache on this forum for 3 years, it's gotten the attention that it deserves. The best part wasn't even mentioned, where you can use system memory to prevent mundane writes from even hitting the SSD, resulting in longer SSD lifespans. Having both a level 1 and level 2 cache is definitely practical for a ton of different situations.
  3. guy selling LTT signed origin pc

    I don't see anything wrong with this. He's not asking for an absurd price for it, it's actually quite reasonable given the hardware: PCPartPicker part list: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/4KMVGG Price breakdown by merchant: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/4KMVGG/by_merchant/ CPU: Intel - Core i7-8700K 3.7GHz 6-Core Processor ($369.89 @ OutletPC) CPU Cooler: Corsair - H60 54.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($59.99 @ Amazon) Motherboard: ASRock - Z370M-ITX/ac Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard ($128.49 @ SuperBiiz) Memory: Kingston - Savage 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($201.99 @ SuperBiiz) Storage: Seagate - Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($57.99 @ Amazon) Video Card: MSI - GeForce GTX 1070 Ti 8GB Video Card ($434.99 @ Amazon) Power Supply: Silverstone - 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular SFX Power Supply ($120.10 @ Amazon) Other: Intel Optane Memory Module 16 GB PCIe M.2 80mm MEMPEK1W016GAXT ($34.18 @ Amazon) Total: $1407.62 Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-07-29 23:19 EDT-0400 This is without cost of OS, or the case (which is very custom, hard to find anything quite like it). It might be possible that he had the intent to sell it the entire time, or perhaps he is in a situation in which he no longer has room/need for a desktop PC or is in a tight enough spot financially that he feels he needs to sell it to make ends meet. Either way, he has the right to do so, and I am sure that this exact scenario is expected when they arrange these giveaways in the first place.
  4. "New Intel chips will have soldered IHS dropping august 1st" This may have been a waste of time now, but it will serve me well in the future...
  5. https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820232668 Could use about 4 of these... Though I'd settle for 2 kits.
  6. Still doesn't satisfy my extreme thirst for 128GB of 3866mhz B-Die
  7. Probably because it's cheaper to buy a prebuilt PC than what it is to buy a decent kit of memory at the moment
  8. While I understand the point you are trying to make, it's not a valid one given the context of this story. Had her tweet been addressed to a specific entity, then you'd be on to something, but it was just a general statement on a public forum. It would be more akin to me saying "Man, the weather is terrible today" to myself in public, and someone else chiming in with their opinion on the weather. When words are directed to nobody specific, then anybody can chime in at any time. You can also read the entire context on her twitter: As you can see, it was addressed to anyone that was reading her twitter, and therefore it's open for anyone to respond. She stated her opinion on player character design in MMO's, and even discussed with others that found her posts interesting. One mentioned studying drama and theology, to which she replied "That's so cool!". She had no issues with people agreeing with her statements, it was not until there was a differing opinion that she became frustrated. I don't have a problem with her being frustrated, nor do I disagree with her points on character design, because having played GW2 since it's launch, she describes it almost exactly how it feels. I don't even have a problem with the way she responded, because she is entitled to respond in any way she deems fit, just like I don't blame ArenaNet's reaction of terminating an employee that demeans a customer while publicly identifying themselves as an employee. This entire situation has nothing to do with the employee being female, and everything to do with them choosing to represent the company on social media, and then act shocked when they are fired for having an aggressive back and forth with the customers of their employer. The only thing that struck me as odd, was that it appears ArenaNet did not give her the option of apologizing for her lapse in judgement, and instead chose an instant termination.
  9. Ryzen 5 1600x running at 4.2Ghz?

    Oh come on, stop being modest. You were by far my best student when it comes to memory overclocking. Having taught you every thing you know, I have confidence that you can assist in this matter. As the famous Sun Tzu once said: "Teach a man to teach, and he can teach a teacher".
  10. Nvidia very strict NDA leaked

    I think it's a mixture of this, along with misinformation being spread by the source itself. Heise is using this NDA as a means to fluff up their "journalistic integrity" by trying to justify them never signing NDA's, and make it look as if they only have the best interests of their readers at heart. The issue is, they are blatantly lying about what this NDA means, and using that lie as a justification, which takes away from their point in the first place.
  11. Nvidia very strict NDA leaked

    I take it you didn't read the very NDA you just posted? Not a single piece of that NDA agrees with your statement. If you are going to attempt to make a news post, please try not to intentionally spread misinformation, it only waters down actual news.
  12. I won the the 8600K silicon lottery

    The only thing I actively disabled was Spread Spectrum. I left the current and power limits in auto, as I didn't observe any throttling of any kind in my tests, but I suppose depending on the board, you might need to alter those options if you find yourself throttling despite having thermals under control.
  13. I won the the 8600K silicon lottery

    I didn't put that particular overclock under any real stress, as it was certainly not stable. It was enough to get a few runs in before I dialed it back down to my daily 5.2. Temps under Cinebench was near 60C I think, but I wasn't running any application to monitor the temps as I was worried they would impact the results. Going by what my CLC's LED showed me, it was high 50's, low 60's. I don't think my cooler has much to do with my thermals, as it's mostly my ambient temperature carrying these results. I keep my house pretty cold at 65F (18.3C) so it's pretty easy to achieve much lower temperatures, even with these AIO coolers. As for my settings, I was dialed in at 5ghz core, 4.1ghz cache, 1.2v fixed (static), and ram was 2666 C16-18-18-35-2. I do not know what you have set for your secondary or tertiary timings, so I left those on auto and let the motherboard train them. I wouldn't give too much thought into my Cinebench score being slightly higher than yours, as the i7's have extra cache over the i5's. It's impossible to have a real apples to apples comparison. My current case is the Thermaltake Core p3, which is an open air test bench, with a fan mounted directly over top of my VRM. I no longer have my Mastercase Pro 5, though I still consider it my favorite case. If you are looking for any information on memory overclocking, I have a guide in my signature that should assist with that. It's a free way to obtain additional performance out of your setup, and can offer a pretty significant boost in minimum framerates while gaming. I think after delidding, you might even be able to push that chip even higher, especially with that much thermal/voltage headroom. I really can't wait to see what that chip can do.
  14. I won the the 8600K silicon lottery

    Certainly. This one was 5.4ghz core, 4.9ghz cache at 1.44v, with memory at 3600 C14-14-14-28-1, 1.39v vDIMM, tRFC 270, tREFI 65535, and tertiary timings as tight as they could go. Cooling was an EVGA CLC 280, and it was delidded with Conductonaut on the die, in a Cooler Master Mastercase Pro 5. Board was an ASRock Z370 Fatality K6, with BIOS version 1.61, I think it was one of the beta BIOS releases. This particular run was done on a brand new install of Windows 10, with only 18 background processes running, so do keep that in mind when benching.
  15. I won the the 8600K silicon lottery

    That is very true. From my experience, Hyperthreading adds about an extra 15w in power consumption alone, which is going to impact thermals to some degree. There is also the additional cache that can add more to the package power consumption depending on the workload. In regards to memory, specific tertiary timings will have a huge impact on thermals depending on the instruction set. Performance of AVX workloads are highly dependent on specific tertiary timings, such as tRDWR(DD/DR) and (while not really a timing) RTL/IO-L offset. Having "loose" memory results in lower AVX performance, and lower thermals as a result. The tighter your memory, the higher your AVX performance, the higher the thermals. This is a result of AVX being more efficient when it has enough bandwidth to complete it's workloads. As I've stated before, higher thermals are not always indicative of poor cooling, it can also be a result of higher efficiency in terms of resource usage. Regardless, I am really impressed by this 8600k's low thermals, especially knowing that he is located in Australia, and how hot their climate is. Hopefully @BigJohnson can give us an update on the thermals after the delid, as they will no doubt be even better than what they already are now.