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Septimus

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About Septimus

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Profile Information

  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Ohio

System

  • CPU
    Intel Core i7 4790K
  • Motherboard
    ASRock H97M Pro
  • RAM
    GSkillz 1600MHz DDR3 16GB (2x8)
  • GPU
    MSI GTX 980
  • Case
    Corsair Vengeance C70
  • Storage
    Samsung 850 EVO SSD(120GB), WD Blue HDD (1TB), PNY SSD ( 120GB )
  • PSU
    EVGA Supernova 650 watt
  • Display(s)
    LG 29" Ultrawide & Samsung 27"
  • Cooling
    Cooler Master Geminii Ver. 2
  • Keyboard
    Razer Blackwidow Chroma
  • Mouse
    Razer Basilisk
  • Sound
    Massdrop x Senheiser PC37X
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Home
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  1. Would you benefit at all from the extra cores on the 8700K? If not, then you could probably just go with the 8600K and be fine.
  2. Septimus

    Reboot and Select proper Boot device...

    Do you have another USB drive available that you could use? I've had some systems that for some reason or another don't like certain drives. I'd put the Windows 10 ISO on another USB drive if you have one and give it a try.
  3. Septimus

    I am the epitome beginner...PLZ HELP

    Buy a GTX 1050 Ti would be my recommendation. It's not too expensive and would be suitable for the rest of that hardware. *As long as you have a PSU that can support it.
  4. I would change this setup to a Ryzen 5 2600X or Ryzen 7 2700(X) (x-variant is a viable choice as well if you're specifically looking for a chip that will overclock a bit better than the others). That way you could save a little more money to put towards your GPU and potentially have more cores and thus greater multi-core performance if that's something you'd benefit from. Your motherboard would change to a B450 motherboard then too, potentially saving you a few more bucks. For about $8 more you can get a Samsung 970 Evo M.2 NVMe SSD that's considerably faster, so I'd recommend that over the WD black drive. As others have said, you could get a GTX 1080 for cheaper that may perform better in some titles. However, if AMD's FreeSync technology is something you're looking for, then I would stick with the Vega 64.
  5. Septimus

    Help planning first time Build

    I'd recommend a 120GB or 240GB SSD and then more HDD space, depending on how many games you have and how many you'd want to put on an SSD.
  6. Septimus

    Thoughts on final build?

    Well the motherboard you've selected looks perfectly adequate. Good luck with your build!
  7. Septimus

    Thoughts on final build?

    That 7% on average quad-core performance worth $20-30 for you? Plus the money saved on a motherboard? I personally wouldn't care for it, but that's totally your choice. What features are you looking for? M.2 slots, certain number of PCIE slots, form-factor, etc.
  8. Septimus

    Upgrading my pc

    In what games? Whilst playing the aforementioned games? If you want to stream and record using your CPU to encode, then your best bet is to upgrade to a Ryzen 5 1600/2600 or Ryzen 7 1700/2700. If you're comfortable doing a BIOS update, then go with the second generation Ryzen processors.
  9. Septimus

    Thoughts on final build?

    If you wanna save a few bucks and not really lose any performance, I'd recommend an i7-8700K over the i7-9700K that you currently have in your build since they're basically the same chip, and may also lower the price of your motherboard. Also worth a mention that there are some good deals to be had on used GTX 1080 Ti's that you may want to consider. Otherwise, the build looks super solid!
  10. Ah, okay. I thought you meant that was the usage with nothing else running. ReEeEeE McAfEe
  11. That seems a bit excessive. Usually about 30-35% is typical idle RAM usage.
  12. Both of you might be interested in this spreadsheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1-UlA4-tslROBDS9IqHalWVztqZo7uxlCeKPQ-8uoFOU/edit#gid=0 It compares a lot of different messaging services and outlines them very thoroughly. Signal and Telegram do have differences, but generally speaking, Signal is more secure.
  13. Yeah not really sure why everyone's picking on Huawei so much, it's a similar situation for any US based company, or, for that matter, any company in the Five Eyes Alliance. All are subject to the same kind of scrutiny and forced collaboration.
  14. Septimus

    Possible First Build

    This PSU scares me a little.
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