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About Maxxtraxx

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    Automotive Technician


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    Z390 Aorus Master
  • RAM
    2x8GB G.Skill Trident Z RGB 4000
  • GPU
    GTX1080Ti FE @ 2012Mhz w/ Hybrid AIO 240mm
  • Case
    Fractal Design Meshify C
  • Storage
    250GB 970evo, 500gb Samsung 850EVO
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    EVGA Supernova G3 750w
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    Acer IPS 1440p @ 75Hz
  • Cooling
    Corsair H100i v2
  • Keyboard
    Logitech G710+
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    Logitech G502
  • Sound
    Logitech Z5500
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 pro
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  1. Maxxtraxx


    Vsync locks your GPU's sequential image production and output (frames per second) to the same rate that the monitor displays them, in many cases that is 60hz, or 60 frames per second. The up sides are: there will be no screen tearing: this means without vsync when new image arrives to the display in the middle of posting the previous image it will begin using the new image while still in the middle of posting the previous image on the screen, this means part of the screen will be the first image and part of the screen will be the second image and the images are different so there will be a visible "tear" in the on screen image. Vsync eliminates this tearing by only using one image during every hz or display cycle that the monitor displays. Vsync is great IMO, but not flexible and can cause stuttering if your PC cannot constantly without interruption feed exactly 60 frames per second to the monitor. if your PC cannot maintain 60 FPS at all times, then anytime it misses sending the next image the monitor will be forced to use the previously displayed image without any changes, this will cause a hiccup as everything on screen pauses for 2 (or more) images. It is recommended that you have a PC that is able to deliver a Minimum FPS of 60 for the game at the resolution and graphics settings you have enabled as anytime the PC is unable to provide 60FPS you will experience stuttering. If you can meet the above requirements and are ok with 60hz/FPS (some people desire 120hz or 240 hz) then Vsync will serve you very well. Example: i run a 9900k @5Ghz and 1080Ti @2012Mhz with a 1440p 60hz IPS monitor, my pc can quite easily provide more than 60fps in every game I have played and thusly Vsync works great and provides a smooth, tear free experience, and to reduce input lag I also disable additional frame buffering whenever possible in the settings(this means my GPU will not store up completed frames to use in the event that it hits a speed bump and cannot reach the 60FPS for any reason there will be a hiccup... but the GPU is forced to render a new image every time with the current inputs at a rate of 60FPS, this reduces input lag but also raises the possibility of missed frames sent to the monitor) Good video to watch:
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    Is this AIO worth it for GPU

    In order to install this cooler onto your GPU, it does require disassembly of the card down to the PCB (the electronics board). in some cases this is as simple as removing the 4 GPU cooler retention screws and unplugging the fans and LED's, there is the possibility that there could be more involved as I am unfamiliar with the current gigabyte coolers. after removing the old cooler you'll have to install the new cooler, this may require thermal paste application by hand if it does not come pre-spread on the water pump coldplate. The above steps do require some care and caution, particularly when tightening screws and working around the GPU silicon as unlike a CPU with a heat spreader it is a bare silicon die that if handled roughly or incorrectly could cause damage. My recommendation, watch a few videos on hybrid GPU cooler installation on youtube and you'll be able to determine if it something you're willing to tackle.
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    Is this AIO worth it for GPU

    It will fit, it will likely lower your temps, is it worth it... if you want to try it and don't mind taking your stuff apart, sure!
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    i7 9700k Air or AIO cooler?

    If the H80i is the best performing option on that list that will fit in your case then it would be reasonable to expect an approximately 7deg C drop while overclocked and using a synthetic stress test, the above circumstances being the worst case temperature producing scenario, with lighter, less intense processing loads the temperature difference will not be as great.
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    i7 9700k Air or AIO cooler?

    air coolers work well, especially good ones. the h80 is similar to the nh-d15 and likely the dark rock. most high end CPU coolers will perform within a few degrees of one another. the limiting factors becomes the rate heat transfer from the cpu to the cooler and the fact that more cooling surface cant make up for the ever decreasing delta in room temp vs cooler temp
  6. The card that i listed is not a "turbo" or "blower" style graphics card, the cooling on the blower style cards is not as good because of the size of the cooling solution compared to the aftermarket solutions. The card i listed is a standard 2 slot internal waste heat producing card. If you are interested in thermals, there is also a 3 slot solution with a larger cooler (basically as large as most cards get) that can be found here: https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814487411&Description=2070&cm_re=2070-_-14-487-411-_-Product If the best possible thermals are your interest, EVGA also makes the Hybrid kit available for purchase to install yourself, they are however currently on backorder due to high demand, but will be available soon. https://www.evga.com/products/product.aspx?pn=400-HY-1184-B1
  7. EVGA is great, the card has excellent cooling, but... it's $547 for a 1070Ti. If we're talking in the U.S. I would jump on this first: RTX 2070 for $499.00 https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814487416&Description=2070&cm_re=2070-_-14-487-416-_-Product
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    How to turn off thermal throttling.

    to quote Anandtech: To start, Pascal clockspeeds are much more temperature-dependent than on Maxwell 2 or Kepler. Kepler would drop a single bin at a specific temperature, and Maxwell 2 would sustain the same clockspeed throughout. However Pascal will drop its clockspeeds as the GPU warms up, regardless of whether it still has formal thermal and TDP headroom to spare. This happens by backing off both on the clockspeed at each individual voltage point, and backing off to lower voltage points altogether. To quantify this effect, I ran LuxMark 3.1 continuously for several minutes, until the GPU temperature leveled out. As a compute test, LuxMark does not cause the GTX 1080 to hit its 83C temperature limit nor its 180W TDP limit, so it’s a good example of the temperature compensation effect. What we find is that from the start of the run until the end, the GPU clockspeed drops from the maximum boost bin of 1898MHz to a sustained 1822MHz, a drop of 4%, or 6 clockspeed bins. These shifts happen relatively consistently up to 68C, after which they stop. article is: HERE
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    How to turn off thermal throttling.

    This is correct, pascal cards usually hit 2 to 2.2 Ghz depending on silicon lottery so your clocks are good. as i stated before, GPU clock speeds do not work the same way as CPU clock speeds. a CPU will run at the speed to tell it to until it can no longer operate(crashes) Nvidia GPU's use an underlying Clock speed adjuster that take into account 3 main things and it will adjust clock speeds on its own and it is NOT under your control: temperature, power draw and voltage as temperature goes up, clock speeds will drop at specified points as power draw goes up, the card will drop clock speed to remain within a maximum power draw ceiling as voltages go up, heat goes up and eventually the card loses stability.
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    How to turn off thermal throttling.

    An increased temperature limit is not likely to help, What you are describing is normal operation for Nvidia's GPU boost 3.0, the only way to maintain the higher clocks is to reduce temperature otherwise GPU boost will automatically down clock as temperatures go up. Some options for helping this: 1: raise your fan speed 2: help a healthy supply of cool air reach the GPU to assist cooling 3: reapply thermal paste with higher quality paste, like conductonaut or noctua NT-H1 4: purchase a larger aftermarket cooler to help lower temperatures 5: purchase a liquid cooling kit from EKWB or others to provide maximum cooling potential.
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    SLI or not?

    agreed, My take: buy a used 1080Ti and then sell your 1070
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    Over clocking i7 8700k help

    Notice I said UP TO 1.3v, he's looking for help and some recommendations. I know you understand overclocking, what you've said has been unhelpful to the OP's request, I'm happy for your luck in your own personal silicon lottery 8700k. It would be useful to the OP if you shared your personal overclocking recommendations for his situation given your own setup and experience.
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    Over clocking i7 8700k help

    up to 1.4v is what many consider safe, temps will get a bit crazy at that voltage though. the lower the better, but up to 1.3v can produce more controllable temps (i aim for under 90c stress testing) you'll settle on a max voltage and therefore temp that you're comfortable with as you go start but upping the multiplier one notch at a time, i generally sync all cores and set the voltage to something like 1.3v stress test until you crash or temps are too high and start adjusting the voltage up or down in .01v increments till your stability/temps combination hits the sweet spot.
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    Asus ROG Strix GTX 1070Ti thermal mod

    I would reuse the included thermal pads that came with the card. Reason being: the thermal pads need to be the proper thickness to properly fit in the space between the part being cooling and the cooler it is transferring the heat to. if you get the wrong thickness thermal pads it could potentially not transfer heat due to not enough thickness or potentially interfere with the cooler or plate fully seating on other components due to too much thickness causing it not to sit properly. The stock thermal pads should be just fine, just be careful when replacing the paste, if you do have to remove something that touches the thermal pads be sure to be gentle, remember where they went exactly, and not to tear them.
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    First UK games workers' union formed to demand rights

    At will employment is not a problem, it's life no matter what millennials think they're entitled to. not having paid vacation is not normal but still a 1st world problem, i'm fine with unpaid vacation, the employee also needs to be conscious that their employers specific needs to its customers and thusly the employee needs to be reasonable in taking their vacations, not just demanding they be catered to regardless of the company's needs. FMLA eligibility requires the following criteria: The employee must have been employed with the company for 12 months. The employee must have worked at least 1,250 hours during the 12 months prior to the start of FMLA leave. Twelve workweeks of leave in a 12-month period for: the birth of a child and to care for the newborn child within one year of birth; the placement with the employee of a child for adoption or foster care and to care for the newly placed child within one year of placement; to care for the employee’s spouse, child, or parent who has a serious health condition; a serious health condition that makes the employee unable to perform the essential functions of his or her job; any qualifying exigency arising out of the fact that the employee’s spouse, son, daughter, or parent is a covered military member on “covered active duty;” or Twenty-six workweeks of leave during a single 12-month period to care for a covered servicemember with a serious injury or illness if the eligible employee is the servicemember’s spouse, son, daughter, parent, or next of kin (military caregiver leave). Low minimum wage means look for another job with higher wages, means education to improve opportunities, means do your job well and get promoted, or find another job. poor regulation of working hours, the hours the job requires should be known when you take it, if it changes without your approval, find a new job. I understand the work life balance issue it can be hard, if you can't handle it then move on, I worked for 8 years as a salary(paid the same regardless of hours worked) employee at a company that required working five 12 hours days and one 11 hour day, every week, thats 60-70 hours a week. I didn't die. I have a wife, I now have 3 kids. I eventually left for reasons other than what I listed above. Poor safety regulations, we have OSHA, they're not perfect, some of their regulations are based on 1960's information, but they provide requirements that are generally reasonable for workplace safety so long as employees provide a dose of common sense. IMO: there is so much right with workers rights protections today that the grievances have progressed into the territory of workers not being given enough special attention, special accommodations, coddling and pleasures that were all completely non existent 100 years ago. I'm not saying that these things are not good and helpful. I'm saying that there's so much right that we don't realize that much of our complaining revolves around special accommodations and treatment and makes it all sound very much like we're actively looking for things, anything to be upset about... we have protections and regulations that HUGE swaths of the world can barely even dream of, they're just trying no to die on the job and put food on the table, screw FMLA, paid family leave, poor working hours, work/life balance, and polygraph tests. We sometimes sounds very much like twitter.