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About DocSwag

  • Title
    SSD Enthusiast

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  • 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. RAM Question?

    8700k only has two RAM channels so ideally two sticks of RAM is good as it allows an upgrade path for, in your case, 32gb.
  2. Bad Fps

    What about individual CPU cores and RAM?
  3. Is this good for my firts build?

    Yeah usually for that type of thing Nvidia comes out ahead thanks to CUDA. I think that usually AMD comes out behind for equivalently priced cards, though in some scenarios they do end up doing better thanks to just having more shaders.
  4. Bad Fps

    What's CPU, GPU, and RAM usage like while gaming? EDIT: If you want something to monitor it with I recommend MSI Afterburner
  5. K6 and especially Taichi are both very strong VRM wise but only have 5 USB ports (unless you count front panel). Gaming 5, M5, and pro carbon are all ok and have more usb ports.
  6. Bad Fps

    I don't think it should. Have you checked in task manager? It's possible something like windows defender or some other AV is eating up your CPU
  7. Bad Fps

    See if there are things in the background eating up your cpu. What settings are you at though? It's possible other people are using lower settings.
  8. Bad Fps

    What do you mean by you see 500 to 600?
  9. What’s the difference

    Unless cables are a huge gripe of your's I'm sure you'll be happy with it . I have one and it's great and it's about 50% less than a 903
  10. How much do you want to spend? If you want as cheap as possible Prime Z370-A and Extreme4 are pretty decent but not too expensive.
  11. What’s the difference

    The sensors are the exact same. I know the wireless logitech mice are very good from an input lag perspective but I doubt they'd be much better than a G502, which a fair bit of pros use
  12. Definitely stress test with something a bit more heavy though. I'm not 100% sure if the stress test in XTU I tested was the memory or CPU one but whichever it was it wasn't super intensive. 5 ghz on a 6700k is really rare though so either the stress test is not good or you won the silicon lottery
  13. What’s the difference

    Wireless vs wired and 903 also has the powerplay stuff, also 903 is more ambidextrous whereas g502 is more for right handed people. The 903 also has an extra button in the middle and on the side but loses the two buttons next to the left click as well as a button on the left but it has a switch profile button on the bottom. Generally the G502 is a LOT cheaper tho, no?
  14. My general process is this Start with something reasonable (maybe 4.7 ghz 1.3v?) Stress test it for 5 minutes with something like asus realbench (personal preference) If the stress test completes without issues and temps and voltage are reasonable (I usually like to stay below 80C and for an 8600k below 1.4v) bump the clock speed by .1 ghz and go back to step 2 If it fails increase voltage by .01 v and go back to step 2 Once thermals or voltage are too high, I recommend taking your best stable OC and stress testing it for at least an hour to make 100% sure it's stable
  15. Bezel-less phones

    Considering the under glass fingerprint sensor is just a camera under the screen I could totally see it happening next year, or maybe even with the next iPhone. Who knows.