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About SlaughterSmurf

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  • Birthday 1999-01-06

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  • Interests
    Computers......... that is all.
  • Biography
    I once killed a giant squid with a single sheet of soggy paper towel.


  • CPU
    i5 3570k
  • Motherboard
    MSI Z77 G43
  • RAM
    16gb Kingston HyperX Blue/Black
  • GPU
    EVGA GTX 1080 SC
  • Case
    Fractal Design Define R4
  • Storage
    480gb Samsung 840 + 3tb Caviar Blue
  • PSU
    650W EVGA GQ
  • Display(s)
    Asus ROG Swift PG278Q
  • Cooling
    Noctua NH-D15
  • Keyboard
    Ducky Shine 3 MX Blue
  • Mouse
    Logitech G501
  • Sound
    Sennheiser 598
  • Operating System
    Windows 10

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  1. Yeah I did. Could it be the cooler is overloaded by the 1.45 volts the 8700 is getting to? I don't know...
  2. Since you already have a Kaby Lake compatible motherboard go with the 7700k. It's only like 10% slower and it saves you over $100 in motherboard costs.
  3. Arctic silver 5 can conduct so I'd spend the 5 dollars and get some Arctic Mx 4 to essentially remove the risk of damaging your card.
  4. Yes you're being bottlenecked. Yes, less than 60 is probably to be expected at times. No, going for another 4 core chip doesnt make sense. 4 core chips are on their way out the door. If you want to spend i5 money, wait a month and get a 6 core chip for the same price. If you want it NOW then go Ryzen 5 1600 and overclock it to a fixed 3.8ghz on all 6 cores and be happy. In no circumstance is the 7600k the right choice for anyone.
  5. You either want to get a use 4770 or 4790, go for a 6 or 8 core ryzen or get a coffee lake 8600k or 8700k. I5s right now aren't worth the upgrade.
  6. You could RMA the board, buy a new board, or get a larger single stick. That's about all you can do afaik.
  7. Don't forget Vega 56 for good balance Nx 64 for ultra 60 if you find them at the right price and want free sync
  8. Keep the 1600. 2 cores and 4 threads extra is worth the slight tradeoff in clockspeeds even if you aren't overclocking.
  9. If you're playing esports games then both of these chips will deliver over 144fps.
  10. The Gtx 1080 is about 25% faster than the 1070. At 450/500 you're paying 11% more. That's a deal. Go with the 1080
  11. In various games including League of Legends, Fallout New Vegas, Fallout 4, and Borderlands 2 G-Sync is not working. I tried DDU and reinstalling drivers. I have my framerates capped to 142FPS via Rivatuner on my 144hz monitor (Asus ROG PG278Q). G-Sync is enabled in Nvidia Control Panel. I am using displayport with my GTX 1080. I also have a 2nd 720p monitor connected, but I don't play games on it. G-Sync works for the pendulum test. However in Fallout New Vegas it was just running at ~90fps according to Rivatuner and I was getting nasty tearing causing it to look horrible. What am I doing wrong?
  12. Spend the extra $10 to get the 600W version.Then again I also wouldn't pair an i5 4460 with a GTX 1080 and 8GB of ram. It looks like you're set up for a mid range GTX 1060 system then randomly threw a 1080 in there. It looks very out of place in what is otherwise a solid mid range build. I mean with my 3570k at 4.4ghz I feel bottlenecked in most games with my 1080 @ 1440p. However to answer what you asked: it will probably work, the PSU will be running at 100% whenever you're gaming and if you OC the GPU you're really running in the red and may even break something. I would spend an extra 15% on the PSU for the peace of mind.
  13. Yeah those are fine. The 290x/390x/290/390 are all designed to run at 95 degrees celcius.
  14. Yes the 780ti is significantly better than the 960.
  15. With a Ryzen 5 1600 I would go with a 1070 at 1440p.