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About NelizMastr

  • Title
    Professional Nerd
  • Birthday 1994-01-14

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  • Interests
    Gaming, casual video production, music, enterprise geekery
  • Occupation
    IT Management


  • CPU
    AMD Ryzen 5 3600X
  • Motherboard
    MSI B450M Mortar Max
  • RAM
    16GB Crucial Ballistix 3600MT/s CL15
  • GPU
    Gigabyte RX5700XT Gaming 8GB
  • Case
    Fractal Design Define Mini C
  • Storage
    1TB 660p, 256GB 600p, 960GB Samsung DC SSD
  • PSU
    Cooler Master V550
  • Display(s)
    2x BenQ PD2500Q
  • Cooling
    Corsair H115i - the non-retarded unlit version
  • Keyboard
    Ducky MX Brown
  • Mouse
    Logitech G403
  • Sound
    Logitech G430
  • Operating System
    Pop!_OS 20.04 / Windows 10 Pro
  • Laptop
    rMBP 13" early 2015
  • Phone
    iPhone Xr 64GB Black

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  1. Any reason you need something like this? Usually, the support bracket comes with the card, at least they used to, for special cards. Or do you mean something else?
  2. This. Also, part of these flippers are just salty 2080Ti buyers that got shagged way up the tailpipe with a telegraph pole
  3. I'm not surprised. Even with a 2080 non Ti, you're 100% CPU limited at 1080p in nearly every game out there, let a lone a card that's basically 100% faster in the best case scenario.
  4. For 400fps at 1080p you'll still need a high performance CPU, like a Ryzen XT or i7/i9 K series with high single core boost. There's no real advantage though over say 300 fps, unless you have some spastic fantastic reflexes and a very high end and high refresh rate monitor.
  5. If you're looking to leverage hardware accelerated transcoding, the i7 is the way to go as it has Quicksync. You'll need a Plex pass for it to work, but it relieves a good bit of strain from your CPU. I have a Quadro P600 for transcoding in a VM with 2 CPU cores on VMware ESXi. The P1000 will give you unlimited transcodes (until 100% GPU usage of course), whereas the P600/P620 can do 2 streams up to 4K.
  6. Go with 3600 CL16 instead it usually isn't that much more.
  7. Try monitoring CPU clock speeds during gameplay. I've seen some reports of some Intel CPUs mysteriously running at 800MHz all of a sudden.
  8. The 3200G is a Zen+ part, not Zen2 but your point is valid. Only MSI makes guaranteed supported boards: the A320 Max series. On everything else it’s a gamble. Could be both. LPX and Ryzen are not really that great of a combo, unless you have the early stuff, that was still B die. Later LPX is kinds crap, doesn’t OC and usually doesn’t even work stock without an overvolt.
  9. macOS is honestly fine, but 4GB of RAM and a harddisk make it feel really old. I run Mojave on a Mac Pro from 2008 and I can’t feel a difference between that machine and my Mac Mini 2018 6-core with a super fast NVMe SSD.
  10. If you intend to transcode on all devices at once, you’re looking at an Nvidia Quadro. The P1000 and up. They’ll also do 4K and HEVC.
  11. If you can spare the extra cash, the 3080 will be the better buy. A 2080Ti isn't always able to get the framerates you're looking for either, so getting something a bit quicker should be a smart move.
  12. Looks like each box of 4 drives has its own HBA. In that case, you would need to hook up all three, yes. Other than that, that box does look like a pretty good solution for what you're going for here.
  13. The CPU will limit the 3080. 4c/8t is just not enough anymore for an increasing number of games. And Z170 tops out at just 4 cores.
  14. @kirashi is right. Modern operating systems run like ass on old harddrives because of the vast reliance on IOPS required for the most basic things. Lots of small transactions are done each second and when you have limited IO capabilities, that makes the entire system feel sluggish. The reasonably anemic i3 dual core isn't going to help the case that much, but it should be sufficient at least for your use case. Any SSD will do, if you can afford with with a DRAM cache, that'd be better.
  15. Yeah, that's not $800 at all. Maybe people ask for prices like that to dupe vintage part collectors. If it has a barrel battery that has leaked, it's worth $0. If it has a non-functional Dallas clock battery, it's also not worth much.