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About DocSwag

  • Title
    SSD Enthusiast | Excessive blue is HELLA good

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  • Gender
  • Location
    If you're reading this, probably in front of your face
  • 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


  • CPU
    i7 6700k
  • Motherboard
    MSI Z170A KRAIT GAMING, aka that sucky mobo with basically no LLC options, and that boosts vcore 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)+OCZ Vector 180 480gb (I used it for a laptop LUL I WAS DUM)+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
  • PCPartPicker URL

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  1. It really is fine though. 1.3 v is fine and at idle the difference in power is negligible
  2. DocSwag


    It's not compatible. You'll need a 7000 or 6000 series non-X CPU.
  3. DocSwag

    New PC for 900 to 1200 EUROS

    I agree, though I would try to get a board with VRM heatsinks. this board would be better imo https://de.pcpartpicker.com/product/dQgzK8/asrock-b450m-pro4-micro-atx-am4-motherboard-b450m-pro4
  4. With Ryzen I believe you'll need to manually set p states It can, but if it's only 1.3 v it won't be dangerous.
  5. Yeah... while AVX workloads aren't common, in workloads were AVX instructions can be used the performance increases are massive for X series CPUs
  6. What applications specifically are you using for animation, rendering, and game dev?
  7. I'm too lazy to check all the way through it... It could possibly be this one? Not sure
  8. DocSwag

    9900K 2080ti Build Thoughts

    Yeah you'd be better off with a large SATA SSD as there would be little if any noticeable speed difference. https://techreport.com/review/30813/samsung-960-pro-2tb-ssd-reviewed/5 If you want to cache it I would honestly recommend using something else (like Intel RST which comes with any Intel PC) or Primocache and use part of your SSD (say, 64gb) for caching. It would save you a bunch of money and there wouldn't be any difference (it probably will come down more to the software you use for caching rather than what you use for it)
  9. DocSwag

    New builder. Need help.

    Even still the 2600 is faster; also the 2600 OCed scores are probably past 4 ghz and I don't think the stock cooler could reasonably push past 4ghz. The 2600 is probably better value but that doesn't mean it's always the better choice. Sometimes the extra single threaded speed or lower core-core and memory latency of the i7 may be beneficial to certain workloads and allow it to outperform the 2600 and even the 2700. Also I wouldn't really recommend OCing a 2600 on $50 B350 boards as the VRMs are not good... Usually I'd at least recommend a $70 board with decent VRMs if someone wants to OC
  10. Nothing I can think of off the top of my head that would really sway you except iOS, and it sounds like you'd prefer Android anyhow. I guess there's the two cameras in the back that allow for a little better zoom? The Pixel 3 has the Super-Res Zoom which is pretty good at what it does but it's not quite as good as actually having a second camera, but it is a lot better than normal digital zoom. The 3XL display is pretty good for sure; the only thing it's behind the iPhone Xs is again in black crush and color management. If you leave the phone in natural mode colors will be very accurate, they just won't be that saturated. I don't really think black crush is something that would be a huge deal with taking pictures, anyhow: For me personally the only time I ever notice it is when watching dark-ish videos at lower brightness.
  11. DocSwag

    New builder. Need help.

    Right, it's not like they're using completely different architectures or anything...
  12. Image quality wise most of the best phones are all really good (e.g. flagship stuff from huawei, note 9, pixel 3, iphone xs). If you would like to see for yourself Anandtech has an excellent camera comparison of the flagships in their Pixel 3 review. https://www.anandtech.com/show/13474/the-google-pixel-3-review/6 I'd definitely say the most color accurate screen though would be that of the iphone xs/xs max. Note 9 and pixel 3's natural mode are also very good, but the xs and xs max have less black crush than either of the other two and iOS has way superior color management to Android ATM. I'm not too sure about the Mate 20 but I believe it's not as good as any of the other three.
  13. DocSwag

    £36.19 budget power supply

    Oh are the <400w ones using a different design? Now that you mention it I see that the efficiency rating is different so it may be based on a worse platform.
  14. It could have to do with memory training... maybe it had to train the memory to get it to run but for some reason it wouldn't train properly unless it was from a completely cold boot... idk. That's really weird.
  15. DocSwag

    £36.19 budget power supply

    What else do you have? The only thing on PCPP I could find that's ok quality and within that budget is this guy but it's only 300w... https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/T7Jkcf/be-quiet-pure-power-10-300w-80-bronze-certified-atx-power-supply-bn270