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TheDigitalRealm

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  1. He's re-seated the RAM and CPU which made no difference, he's just removed the GPU so I'll get him to try booting plugged in through integrated graphics now and then put the GPU back in.
  2. Okay, he just pulled the GPU out so I'll get him to try it with out the 770 installed.
  3. It won't be very significant if any performance gain. As said above, the GPU boost usually takes them above their official boost clocks. The 1070 doesn't usually get hot and gets similar boost speeds to third party custom PCB cards. If you really like the founders edition aesthetic, and don't care about really pushing your card with overclocking, go with the Reference founders edition if thats what you prefer aesthetically.
  4. I haven't posted in a while, due to moving out of my parents into the city (Bristol) to get an IT job (Now a network engineer) but a friend of mine who I taught and helped build his gaming PC around two years ago messaged me. He has the following issue: Powers on PC, fans ramp up to max but screen remains black, both through the video card (GTX 770) and through the Integrated graphics ( i5 4400). He's tried shorting the clear CMOS pins on his Gigabyte H87-HD3 motherboard but it didn't make any difference. I think it may be a dead motherboard based on that alone, but what are your thoughts? Specs: Motherboard: Gigabyte Z87-HD3 RAM: 2x4GB Corsair Vengeance LPX 1600MHz CPU: i5 4440 GPU: GTX 770 (I forget the model, ASUS maybe Power Supply: Corsair RM550 Samsung 840 EVO 250GB
  5. Actually I'd be fairly interested in a 1080p HDR TV for my bedroom - saw the tech at my friends house and High Dynamic Range does make a difference when you're watching/playing supported content. Along with an Xbox One S, I think that's what I'd like to receive. As for what I'd like to give, most of my friends and family don't own a smart tv, but some have very decent 1080p TV's so I'd like to give a Chromecast - they're simple to set up for the less tech-savvy and don't cost an arm and a leg. Cheap streaming of Netflix, YouTube, Twitch, Now TV etc etc, without paying a few hundred dollars for a new TV.
  6. Give us an example? How is it ruining your fps? Every nvidia card does this?
  7. Oh okay so it's just based on usage. Yep that'll just be GPU boost, as well as any power management you have running in the driver panel.
  8. If we're talking 2nd hand, then there are a lot of better options - Heck, a GTX 970 used would beat it handily. Taking into account that Nvidia really nerfed the 700 series in driver updates once the 900 series was established so I'd steer clear of a 700 series card or any Kepler based GPU at this point.
  9. Does it do this during benchmarks and stress tests too? If so it's most likely not stable enough to hold 2000MHZ boost state for long, try sitting it at around 1850 and see if it's still fluctuating as it is.
  10. I think this is still a small niche of games, especially once you remove those that are either badly ported or just poorly optimised. There definitely are some heavily CPU bound titles, most top-down RTS games of the last 10 years will start to make a CPU sweat with lots of physics on-screen at a time (Think Dawn of War, DoW 2). There are some points where having an i7 will definitely help, but at the moment for a purely gaming machine I'd still recommend an i5. From an enthusiasts standpoint though, it's a completely different standpoint. You're no longer building a machine to perform a certain function well, you're building it to be proud of it, and for it to excel in its workloads. So, coming from an enthusiast, If I was building a new machine with this kind of budget in mind, I'd go for the 6700K to start with and possibly go X99 if the money was there.
  11. Exactly, and even then, if Zen is all its cracked up to be, processors with more than 4 cores will be dropping fairly soon. With the industry push Zen will hopefully create, I doubt any 6700K priced processor from Intel or AMD will ever bottleneck a top of the line GPU. Sticking with the 6700K and it'd still hold up for years with no issues.
  12. How do people still ask this question with a 6700K? Jeez. If you're buying this kind of hardware, you really should know this by now and have invested the time in learning. Linus has done many videos covering this exact topic, as well as doing analysis on how many cores are used in modern titles and how much the CPU matters in terms of load distribution. You'd have been fine with an i5 6600K nevermind the i7. Essentially, barring badly optimised titles and the rare few games that can use more than 4 cores, most of which are still in development, you're fine with a Quad core processor.
  13. Same here, the grammar (or lack thereof) made it a little tricky to get through, but I think I understand the point you're trying to make.
  14. For a 980 Ti I'd actually recommend a Zotac AMP! Extreme edition - It has the highest boost clocks out of the box of any GTX 980 Ti (1430MHz seems to be standard across the board) and that's not factoring in overclocking. I'm loving mine, and at the default fan profile it stays passive up until 65 degrees, and holds it at 66 degrees on full load consistently.
  15. Yeah, it'll be fine buddy. It's a closed loop system so it's covered as far as anti-corrosive agents are concerned. You won't get any liquid thickening or blocking any part of the AIO. Enjoy your trip!
  16. Not unless you do content creation. I love mine for using Adobe CC applications, specifically Photoshop, Premiere Pro, and After effects. For gaming though, totally not worth it. My PC is a workstation first and a gaming PC second. (No loading screen in Skyrim!) In summary, not worth it AT ALL for a gaming PC.
  17. There's a OneDrive App on Android yes, but I don't know if it a built in media player or whether it takes advantage of the phones music player.
  18. Ah yes, Google Music would be your best option until you get enough storage in your next phone to go with high bit rate MP3 files, which would give you the highest quality file playback without needing to rely on an internet connection.
  19. No, just true. There's a clearly explained template for asking advice on PC parts, it needs to be in context. It's not a biggie.
  20. Well assuming 1080p is the highest resolution you'll be playing at, go for a GTX 960 or R9 380 - both will do the job equally as well, it just depends what added features you'll prefer (G Sync vs FreeSync, Better DX12 support with the AMD card etc)
  21. Well you won't be able to stream as FLAC files through Google music, which makes it a little futile. I'd convert them, you only really need FLAC's for archive storage so you always have a lossless file to convert into other file types should you need to. I'd convert them to high bit rate MP3 (assuming you have the headphones to take advantage of that) and store them on your phone if you have the room. I just bought a 64GB microSD card to do the same with my collection of music.
  22. Sorry about that, some forum members get a little tired of some members not structuring their posts - for $300 you could easily get a fairly overkill GPU for Rocket League, what resolution are you playing at?
  23. What do you mean by performance issues? It won't put any more strain on your CPU if that's what you mean, but games that are naturally more CPU bound will have noticeably smaller performance increase compared to games that are more GPU driven. Then there's the usual issues with crossfire and SLI in that neither will scale perfectly and some games won't scale at all. I'd recommend you upgrade that CPU to reap the full benefits of dual GPU's though, as CPU bound games won't get much of a boost without the upgrade.
  24. I really wouldn't recommend a third GTX 980 Ti. On average you only get 60-70% scaling with a second GPU, but with a third you're probably going to get 20-25% extra performance at the most.
  25. As long as all of the other factors I look for are accounted for (air flow, heat build up and adequate cable management) then I really prefer more space efficient cases. That's not to say I don't like big cases. My previous build was in an Enthoo Primo - but being smaller than a 900D and being able to fit 2x480mm radiators while still keeping one drive cage and 2 5.25" bays populated, 2x 290X lightning editions and a tube reservoir. If I were to build another PC though, purely for gaming, I'd definitely go with an mATX build - I think for a gamer they tick all the boxes while still offering enough upgrade paths for long term upgrades like 2-way SLI/Crossfire.
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