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Everything posted by Maxxtraxx

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. These lazy workers skate by at companies with uncaring/incompetent/lazy HR and management, they do not last at companies with competent HR and management. I have worked for both types of companies and seen the stark difference between them. Unions add another layer of protection for incompetence, unions started off with good intentions, unions can still do good, unions have long since passed from public sector commonality because of the enormous improvements in the workplace in the past 100 years.
  5. Good for them, I'm not advocating for abusive action on either side, better pay and benefits are good but they should be based upon individual performance in the form of quality of work, performance, and production. The goal of any good employer to employee relationship is that the employee provides more income for the company via their performance than their cost of performing the work they do, that's how the company makes money, making money for performing services is what the employee does and what the employer does for their customers. The more valuable the employee is by producing more goods or services for the company the more they are due in compensation. My problem with collective bargaining is that it too often provides security and cover for workers who are incompetent, lazy and unwilling to do more than the minimum... they ride on the coat tails of others doing the work and everyone is worse off because of it, the employer costs go up, other employees have to pick up the slack caused by the poor performance of others and the union often advocates and protects for those who have hurt other employees and the employer because of their actions.
  6. Care to share your grievances about certain short comings that you have in mind? US dept of labor worker protection laws summary: Here What protections above and beyond the items listed above would you find reasonable and necessary?
  7. My take: In the US, Unions once had a purpose, to provide an effective countermeasure to the enormous monopolies(not talking about the current google, facebook, twitter, ect) who completely controlled entire industries. In the US, workers protections under the law are very good, Unions now operate more like the Mafia, they use intimidation and harassment against non union members(regularly destroying and vandalizing non union work trucks and stealing their equipment), they work to protect dead weight(incompetent, unwilling and blatantly uncaring) workers employment, they demand protection money to even be considered for a job(which in govt sector unions could be forcefully taken against your will from your paycheck until the most recent supreme court case). The greatest protection against abusive employers is to be good at your job, be financially independent(have little to no debt, have a 3-6 month emergency fund) and to be willing to leave. If you've tied yourself to your job with golden handcuffs because of financial obligations you've knowingly and willfully taken on and are constantly living paycheck to paycheck. In the US, unions have a very bad reputation, for a very good reason. If a union was to operate with reason, rationality and reason-ability instead of like a bully it could be useful... but power corrupts and once power is gained it is not often willingly given up. (the best, most effective, most efficient government in the world would be a benevolent dictatorship(adjective for well meaning and kindly)... but power corrupts and a democracy/republic is often needed to correct the loss of benevolence inherent with unquestioned power)
  8. My opinion since money expenditure is already in crazytown, this will eliminate cooling concerns and give you great performance. Website: Here Plus: Here
  9. FYI: those are with an intel 7900x @4.5 ghz you may see a lower fps result especially at higher fps with your current processor and clock speed.
  10. here you go: pick your desired resolution and minimum desired FPS and choose a card.
  11. To my knowledge Ryzen 2700x is only a dual channel setup, installing 4 sticks of ram will not provide better performance vs 2 sticks of ram because installing 2 more sticks of ram does not increase the memory bandwidth. however, 2 sticks of ram could potentially give you better overclocking results due to only having to deal with overclocking 2 sticks of ram instead of 4 sticks and the likelyhood of one of those sticks dragging the others down in speed. also, if your primary use for this setup will be gaming and you have no other specific need for 32gb of ram, then for gaming anyway, I can see no reason to have more than 16gb of ram in the system.
  12. the 2080 would work very well, it's what... like $400 usd less for 15-20% lower performance. so it's a much better performer at FPS per dollar spent and it can do 4k 60 and 1440p 144hz but it may need some settings turned down to maintain that performance
  13. One of the biggest benefits that i've heard discussed with the Ryzen processors is getting high speed and low latency ram, the ryzen chips really like faster and quicker ram, it helps them especially well. I don't personally have a lot of knowledge on what the new Ryzens are maxing out at with memory speeds, i do recall that the first gen ryzens had difficulty getting memory to run very fast.
  14. technically yes, an overclocked intel 9700k or 9900k would help somewhat, but primarily with very high refresh rate gaming, you're not likely to notice any meaningful difference with most 4k games but you may see a few more fps at 1440p and 140+ FPS. but, thats really splitting hairs IMO. it's a huge cash investment for a small improvement.
  15. I may stand corrected, looks like the 2080Ti will hit 130-140 fps at 1440p maxed in witcher 3 https://www.guru3d.com/articles-pages/geforce-rtx-2080-ti-founders-review,29.html
  16. wow, that's a LOT of GPU horsepower you're looking for. with 1440 144hz and 4k 60 2080Ti is your only option, and that likely won't do 144hz with max settings at 1440p on some AAA games like Witcher 3 my 1080Ti won't do 100hz at 1440p in witcher 3 if i recall and a 2080Ti is 15-20% faster i believe
  17. As Nocte said, the answer to your question depends on: 1. what resolution you want to run 2. what refresh rate you want to run 3. what graphical quality you're interested in the answers to these questions could mean you choose anything from an RX580 to a 2080Ti
  18. The temperatures are high, but possibly normal. the 9 series intels run hot. it appears that these temperatures all at stock settings? One of the things that I am seeing is AVX, AVX instruction set stress testing will give much higher thermal results than a standard stress test. If this stress test is using AVX: 1. are you planning on using AVX regularly in your normal usage of the CPU? if so, an AVX offset may help the temps 2. if not then run a non AVX stress test and see what happens with the temperatures. also: I have seen some youtubers with very high temps get good results from lapping their CPU IHS due to some IHS's having a convex shape that impedes thermal transfer to the cooler.
  19. Not entirely sure what you're asking in this thread, I think what i'm hearing is: why is this new Asus strix card not clocking as high as my ichill cards with custom 280mm AIO cooler on it. well, GPU boost 3.0 automatically clocks your card to the maximum it can given the restrictions in place, those restrictions include: temperature power consumption factory overclock (if not manually overclocking) silicon lottery, the quality/perfectness of the individual chip your ichill card has at least 1 large extra in it's favor but may also have others. 1: the 280mm AIO cooler will provide better cooling than the strix cooler, a cooler chip temperature will allow the card to automatically boost it's clock speeds higher 2: the AIO does not likely draw power from the card itself(motherboard instead i'm guessing), this means that there is more power for the ichill(though a small amount of power), because Nvidia cards monitor Whole Card power draw not just chip power draw(the asus card is powering fans off the card(thus lowering the amount of power left for the chip) and the ichill is not) 3: The ichill card may(i've not checked this) come with a slightly higher factory applied base and boost clocking settings EDIT: after reviewing the above pictures closer, the ichill card does in fact appear to have higher factory core and memory clocks (1569 vs 1473 core and 1436 vs 1376 memory, this does not mean it is a better manual overclocker per say, it just means ichill was more agressive in the factory settings) 4: it's possible but unknown without further investigation, that the ichill chip may be a minutely more efficient chip/better overclocker the above: cooler temps, lower accessory power draw, possible higher base clocks, possible silicon lottery, GPU boost 3.0 these add up to the 5 most probable reasons why you're seeing different clock speeds without you applying any overclock the cards yourself. recommendation: in afterburner move the power limit slider fully to the right, add 100 to the core clock and memory clock, then run firestrike or ungine valley/heaven and watch what each cards clocks/temps do also: unlock voltage control in the settings of afterburner and add 20-50 to the slider for possibly even more clockspeed.
  20. CPU: 9700k vs 8700k is a close race, the winner of any comparison between the two will hinge on the specific applications ability to use the extra logical cores(due to hyperthreading) to full effect, if the application doesn't fully exploit all the available logical cores the results will nearly always favor the 9700k due to more physical cores and higher(or identical) clock speeds. Motherboard: as per Buildzoid in the video I referenced, the Asrock board listed has the best VRM(motherboard cpu power supply components) of any ITX board available, one of the most problematic factors for your motherboard in your setup will likely be powering the very power hungry 9700k or 8700k in a hot, low airflow, contained space on an ITX board with minimal space that doesn't allow for a large powerful many phase VRM like on an ATX sized motherboard. The Asrock BIOS's offer all the features of the other brands but are not known for being the easiest to use, so the learning curve will be harder and will likely require more time to familiarize yourself with the BIOS. GPU: The asus cards are BIG, stinks that it wont fit. I'm personally fine with any of the main brand (Asus, EVGA, MSI, Gigabyte/Aorus) cards, they all perform well and primarily differ in visual appearance. I am also a fan of the reference nvidia cards, they run a little hotter due to smaller heatsink fin arrays but... man they look great and are quite compact in size.
  21. My Advice: CPU: 8700k or 9700K, i would personally go 9700k, IMO the higher pysical core count will be more advantageous in GAMING, hyperthreading can actually sometimes very slightly negatively impact gaming performance due to each core handling 2 threads at once and sometimes being forced to handle individual threads slightly slower as it pushes 2 threads through 1 core. For CAD work, the higher thread count of the 8700k might be better, but i'm unfamiliar. Motherboard: Z390 Phantom Gaming ITX/ac https://www.asrock.com/MB/Intel/Z390 Phantom Gaming-ITXac/index.asp See Buildzoids video at about the 9 min mark: here Memory: for gaming, 16 Gb is more than enough, I am unfamiliar with CAD requirements though, if they leverage more RAM... then 32Gb would be wise. 3200Mhz ram is a good starting spot, it has definate performance improvements over 2666 but isnt as crazy expensive as 3600+ memory can get. My advice, use this website and find the cheapest Samsung B-die ram that you can. B-die ram has been shown to have the best timing and overclocking abilities Website: HERE Storage: 500Gb 960 evo M.2 is a great starting point but with gaming you'll suck up storage fast, i would recommend either adding a 1Tb SATA SSD or upping the 960 to 1Tb GPU: the 2080Ti is a monster GPU, terrible performance per dollar... but great performance, pick the one you like best, I like the ASUS as well. Just a thought, 1080Ti's offer maybe 15-25% lower performance but cost as much as $700 US less(if you're willing to go with a high quality used/preloved card, they're easily found around me on craigslist for $550) PSU: looks good
  22. Agreed, The current crop of middle and high range gigabyte boards have the best VRM of any Z390 board in their classes. The Master has better VRM cooling... but that doesn't mean the elite has poor cooling, the master just has the best in category. Buildzoid has some great rambling about the new Aorus boards if you wish to know more. Buildzoid Aorus Master Overview: Here Buildzoid Aorus Lineup overview: Here I personally chose the Z390 Aorus Master board, but would have been just as happy with the other mid range Aorus boards after watching Buildzoid.