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About Coachdude

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  • Birthday 1999-07-17

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  • CPU
    Intel Core i7-6700K @4.8 GHz 1.4v
  • Motherboard
    Asus Maximus IX Hero
  • RAM
    Corsair Vengeance LPX 3200
  • GPU
    Zotac AMP! GeForce GTX 1060
  • Case
    Corsair Carbide 200R
  • Storage
    Western Digital Caviar Blue 1 TB 7200RPM (x2)
  • PSU
    Seasonic X-850
  • Display(s)
    Cheap Gateway 1600x900
  • Cooling
    Hyper 212 Evo
  • Keyboard
    Corsair Strafe Mechanical Keyboard
  • Mouse
    Logitech G203
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  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Home

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  1. Hello all, hope you're all doing well! So I recently picked up a GTX 1080 for about 320 bucks which I thought was a decent deal considering the current pricing of the RTX cards and the prices on the used market. This will be an upgrade from a GTX 1060 which I purchased at launch. Now, I'm wondering if there would be any benefit to using the GTX 1060 as a dedicated physx card for mostly games like Borderlands 2. I know for a dedicated physx card using a 1060 is probably overkill and a bit unpractical, but if I don't use it it's just going to be sitting in the closet as a backup card collecting dust. Are there any other uses for a secondary gpu that you guys know of? I have a Seasonic X-850 850 watt psu, so powering both isn't going to be an issue. If anyone has any suggestions for practical uses I'd appreciate it. Thanks!
  2. If that is the case then you aren't running dual channel memory, which is likely where your performance problems are coming from. I would try getting another 8 gig stick to pair with your existing 8 gig stick and run them in dual channel. Contrary to what was popular opinion a few years ago, ram speed and timings and dual channel really do contribute a lot to cpu performance, especially in games that are taxing on the cpu like the new Assassin's Creed games.
  3. In layman's terms, a highly clocked quad core preferably with hyper threading ( e.g. i7 4790K, i7 6700K, i7 7700K ) or a highly clocked straight six core with hyper threading disabled ( i5 8600K ), will give you the necessary performance for high fps gaming in most current titles. An i5 7600K or i3 8350K of this gen will perform well for the most part, but you will notice more stutter and considerably lower frame times in new, AAA games like Battlefield 5 64 player maps. If all you're going to be aiming for is 60-100 fps, however, I would consider one of the lower end Intel processors, such as the locked i5 8400, or look at some of the Ryzen based offerings such as the Ryzen 5 2600. Games tend to prefer higher clock speeds, but you also have to have the amount of cores necessary to not choke the system, as in having enough resources for both the game and the operating system. Even if my intent was to run indie games, I wouldn't go with any less than a 6 core processor in this day and age. So current i5 or Ryzen 5 from AMD. Both will perform very well in most newer titles as most new games tend to scale to 6 threads and beyond.
  4. Coachdude

    New Build Not Posting

    The motherboard may be using an older bios that does not have support for 9th gen processors out of the box, so a bios update may be required to get it to boot with any 9th gen processor. If that motherboard does not have the asus bios flashback feature then unfortunately the only way to update the bios is to have an 8th gen processor to use to boot and download and install the new bios file.
  5. Coachdude

    FX-4100 underclocking issues

    Go to windows power plan and enable "high performance" in order to run the processor at its maximum clock speeds. If the power plan "balanced" is enabled then the dropping of clock speeds whilst under idle load is normal behavior for all modern processors. I would also try running hwinfo64 and see what readings it tells you for temps. Your computer would have likely shut itself off in order to protect itself from damage if it were really running that hot, so I doubt the readings of hwmonitor in this instance. Iirc the fx line did have iffy temperature readings all around though.
  6. If this is a manual overclock then it probably just isn't stable. I'd find and enable the xmp profile in the bios and all should be well. If not, then you're going to have to manually do it and I would suggest running the memtest windows program or memtest 86 to check for ram stability. You can safely set ram voltage to 1.4 volts or so without worrying too much. I'd first set XMP profile though and check stability with the programs I mentioned.
  7. Well I spent 50 dollars on both the delidding tool and the liquid metal, and as far as I am aware the upgrade in cooler that I could get for 50 dollars probably wouldn't have been a massive upgrade over the hyper 212. An upgrade yes, but I don't think I'd have gotten any where near the results I was able to get with delidding and just holding onto the hyper 212. If these results are anything to go by, the stock tim that intel uses on their processors is complete and utter garbage. Both HWinfo and HWmonitor report a maximum core voltage of 1.408 whilst under stress via Realbench. And I am aware the 1060 is the primary bottleneck for triple a games, but I do like to run emulators as well, things like pcsx2, cemu, etc, and the clock speed increase does net a reasonable improvement for that kind of work load, so for me going from a base of 4.0 to 4.8 is definitely worth it. Thank you for the response!
  8. Indeed. I'm glad AMD is back to being competitive in the market. In all likeliness my next processor and platform upgrade will likely be an amd based Ryzen setup. They offer much superior performance per dollar than intel currently does. And due to the fact that Intel decided to abandon the 200 series chipset boards with Coffee Lake, that pretty much sealed my decision in going AMD for next upgrade cycle.
  9. That is about what I was thinking. I appreciate your thoughts, thanks!
  10. Alright, so I've had this i7 6700K for about a year and a half now. I recently decided to delid the thing and everything went well. Temps dropped dramatically from about mid 70s at load to about low to mid 50s at the same clock and voltage, ( 4.6GHz @ 1.325 Volts. ) So, this gave me quite a bit more thermal headroom for overclocking and I decided to push it a bit further, ( 4.8 GHz @ 1.4 Volts in Bios. ) All is stable and I have stress tested this in Realbench and Aida64 to confirm stability as well as use my PC for all the normal things I use it for, all is well. I stress tested both Realbench and Aida64 for about ~2 hours each, and each passed without issue. My temps with this delid are about the same as before with the 4.6 and 1.325 overclock, so again quite a bit more thermal headroom there. So my question is, as long as this is stable and highest temps recorded under Realbench are the mid to high 70s on the hottest core, is this an acceptable overclock? Acceptable meaning I won't experience any degradation due to voltage or temperature concerns? A secondary but less important question...How long can I expect this processor at this clock speed to remain relevant for triple A gaming into the future? I would expect a minimum of 2-4 years with perhaps some settings needing to be adjusted here and there, but I would like some input on this as the landscape of the current market has tended to higher core and thread counts. And, seeing as how this is a 4 core 8 threaded part, is now beginning to look a bit low to mid end at best. It still does everything I need it to but am simply wondering when I should probably be looking to upgrade for triple A gaming. I appreciate all responses, thanks! Relevant Specifications... i7 6700K Hyper 212 Asus Maximus IX Hero
  11. Coachdude

    i7 6700K vs i5 9600k

    Overall performance will be about equal between the two. I'd say overall the i5 will be faster, but if you own the i7 6700K already it isn't worth the investment in both time and money to switch platforms and reinstall windows. My i7 6700K is running @ 4.6GHz and scores about 1000 points in cinebench, which is a bit faster than the locked i5 8400, but a bit slower than the unlocked 6 core i5s. Overall though they'll perform in the same ballpark. If you're upgrading from a lower end chip on a 100 or 200 series board and you're getting the i7 for a decent price, I'd say go for it. If you're buying new however, I'd say definitely go with the newer i5. The performance will be the same or a bit better than the 4c/8t i7s and you also have room to upgrade in the future to either the 8700K/9700K or i9 9900K.
  12. Yeah that's a little low for a stock 8600K, you should be getting around the 1000 cb mark at stock clocks. May I know the rest of your system specs? Also, you should open up task manager and see if anything is using cpu time in the background before you run the benchmark. I'd also download cpu-z or hw monitor to check if your clock speeds are running as they should be. Screen shots would be helpful as well. If I had to guess I'd probably say windows is probably doing something in the background that was impacting your scores.
  13. Coachdude

    5820K - Should I upgrade?

    I'd just stick with what you have for now. The i7 5820K is still a really good 6 core 12 threaded processor, and should handle any triple A game you throw at it really. If you wanted to upgrade something, I'd update the video card instead, as I think you'd benefit much more from that than you would a platform upgrade. If you really did want to upgrade your platform though, I would wait until the Ryzen 3000 series processors released, and see how they perform. And possibly wait on Intel's next release. It really isn't worth the platform cost of changing motherboards etc. for the minimal upgrade in performance you'd see in most circumstances currently.
  14. Coachdude

    Is this build decent

    I have that exact same case, and yes, it does come with fans included. One 120MM front intake fan and one 120MM exhaust fan. They do an ample job of keeping my components cool listed in my sig. Overall it's a decent case for the price, has plenty of room for future upgrades down the line if you so desire. I picked it out just because I like the simplistic look of it, I'm not really into the whole "gamer" look of some cases, this one was cheap and fit the bill nicely. Rest of the build looks fine as well but just wanted to let you know you don't need any extra fans if you were concerned over whether or not this particular case came with them, it does. But, I would try to stretch in 16 gigs of total ram. 8 Gigs can become quite limiting nowadays with multiple web browsers open, plus any background programs, etc. 16 really does just give you that leisure of being able to have a lot more open in the background whilst you're gaming.
  15. Coachdude

    i5 7600k upgrade?

    If you want to stick with your current motherboard an i7 7700 non-k is probably what I'd aim for, but only if you can get it for a decent second hand price, ( ~150 ). If you can't find one for that price or lower I'd say switching to Ryzen is probably the best alternative, something like the Ryzen 5 2600+ would be leaps and bounds better than the i5 7600K for content creation and streaming and would be just as good in the games you're playing all the while giving you smoother, more consistent frame times. The Ryzen 5 2600 can be had for around 150 USD and you can get an entry level B450 motherboard for around the 100-120 USD mark, so both should be within your budget.