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About DocSwag

  • Title
    That guy who makes way too many puns


  • CPU
    i7 6700k
  • Motherboard
    MSI Z170A KRAIT GAMING, aka that sucky mobo with basically no LLC options, and that boosts voltage to 1.24 when I set it to 1.1
  • RAM
    16gb GSkills Ripjaws IV 2666mhz ddr4
  • GPU
    EVGA GTX 970 SSC
  • Case
    Fractal Design Define S
  • Storage
    SanDisk SSD Plus 240gb SSD (I was dumb)+Western Digital Caviar Blue 1 TB 7200rpm HDD
  • PSU
    EVGA 650 G1 (I was even dumber)
  • Display(s)
    LG 29um67
  • Cooling
    Dark Rock Pro 3+ 2 be quiet! Silent Wings 3 140mm High Speed + 2 be quiet! Silent Wings 3 120mm High Speed
  • Keyboard
    Logitech G710 Plus Brown
  • Mouse
    Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum
  • Sound
    Creative fatal1ty headphones
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Home 64 bit
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  • Gender
  • Location
    Silicon Beach!
  • Interests
    Computers (duh)
  • Biography
    Once upon a time, in the American States that are United, there lived a young Dr. Swag, ignorant of the wonderful pcmasterrace. He lived his daily life and was happy, but not as happy as he would have been if he was a part of the pcmasterrace. He liked math and science and whatnot, but was ignorant of the wonderful pcmasterrace. He wasn't as bad as some techies, as illustrated in Experiences with non-techies, as he knew the monitor wasn't usually the computer and what RAM did and that it really made a difference to your PC if your RAM usage was at 100% (though we cannot confirm if he knew that more RAM isn't always better), but he wasn't that much of a techie. He thought that jigahertz was the only thing that matters in a CPU, and had no idea what the term "CPU core" or "dual core" or "quad core" even meant. This was the reason why he thought Apple was absolute trash, as the CPU in their new tablets and phones were still way under 2 ghz while some Android phones had CPUs over 2.5 ghz! Then, one day, his friends at school began playing a game named Team Fortress 2. Because of that, he started playing it too. It was a 3d game, and since it needed a lot more horsepower than Minecraft, his mid-2012 Unibody Macbook Pro couldn't run it that well. He dealt with it for a while, but eventually it became too annoying. He decided that after the next school year started he would get a gaming laptop. However, after the next school year started he realized his laptop was enough, and he didn't really need a laptop. Then, young Dr. Swag recalled that he had two friends that had built their own PCs for gaming. Why couldn't he do it too? He decided that he would build a gaming PC. He created the PC on pcpartpicker. It may not have been the best PC at the price, and looking back now he definitely has some things he would like to change if he could, but it was still a good PC, and hasn't run into any issues to date. Dr. Swag ran into some issues building it, but he solved them all either by himself or with the help of some helpful members of the LTT Forum. It was quite fast, even though it didn't have an SSD (which he is planning on putting in his desktop very soon). After building his PC, Dr. Swag didn't just begin to abandon the pcmasterrace, like many of his friends. Instead, he began to become more and more interested by how PCs worked, why they worked, what the different parts of the PC did, how those parts worked, how the communicated, etc. He began watching many videos from not just Linus but other youtubers too. He began reading very informative reviews from sites like Anandtech, which caused him to learn very much. He has learned a lot in the time since he built his first PC, but he still doesn't know that much. He is currently beginning to look at CPU architectures and how they work. Today, Dr. Swag has become an active member of the LTT Forum, and has helped many people with planning new builds, figuring out what GPU or CPU to buy, and troubleshooting problems with their PC. In his journey to becoming one of the pcmasterrace, Dr. Swag has learned very much, and he hopes to, in the future, learn even more and, after he eventually gets a degree in college, possibly design GPUs or CPUs for companies like AMD, Nvidia, or Intel.
  • Occupation
    Making Puns

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    yup, low stock on 8700k due to semi rushed launch+high demand means the 8700k at least is quite hard to find right now.

    Just want to make sure you're aware of it. I believe Jay had something like a 10-20C load temp reduction on the cpu when he took the side panel off. Obviously idle will be fine; it's more load temps that you might want to look out for.

    Are you sure you want the enthoo evolv? It looks really really nice and all, but the airflow is literal crap. Just look at the videos jay made about his water cooled 1800x pc.
  4. If I had to guess it'd be that maybe that part of the phone is magnetic and the laptops have certain parts of the keyboards that detect if the screen is shut via a magnetic field and so the phone is triggering that. Reminds me of when I realized I can make my phone go to sleep if I bring a magnet close to a certain part.
  5. What is the point of 144hz?

    IMO, the adaptive refresh rate techs are the things that really matter
  6. What is the point of 144hz?

    Try this to make sure it's actually at 144 hz https://www.vsynctester.com/detect.html
  7. AMD Wraith Stealth

    I believe so. Are you sure it only supports 4 pin? I don't know of any that do...
  8. 750w is more than enough, unless you go for >=250w cards in sli and/or a really power hungry cpu (7900x and higher, threadripper, etc.). Your psu should be fine for you for a long time
  9. Yes, your psu will be totally fine either way. An OCed 1080 ti plus even an OCed 4770k probably wouldn't even pass 550w
  10. It still matters, but if there's a noticeable price difference between the two go for 3000
  11. This guy is kind of Apple biased, but I can't place why but I'm starting to find his vids pretty interesting.




    It's an interesting perspective on things, and I think some of what he says is what should be said but no one else is saying.

  12. Please help me with my new pc.

    Not actually true. SSDs can help boost fps sometimes, especially with minimum fps @M.Yurizaki
  13. I just realized I have a coupon for 50% off Civ VI Deluxe. The question is, do I buy it or do I not?

    1. Ryan_Vickers


      does it expire?  Does it stack with sales?  If the answers are no, and yes, then wait until the game is like 50% off and then use that too so it's 75% off in total.

    2. DocSwag


      It expires in 11 days :/. I'm not sure about sales but I think it does?

  14. Google Pixel 2 XL: A Visual Catastrophe

    LG just can't seem to make a good OLED screen