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About DocSwag


  • 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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  1. Need help on cpu

    8400 can boost to 3.8 ghz on all cores compared to 4.1 on the 8600k. The difference is less than 10%, so unless you're gonna OC it's not really worth it IMO since you also need to pay more for the cooler. What's wrong with it? EDIT: Didn't see it's a green sticker not grey sticker, I see now. I don't think it warrants an immediate return but OP should heavily consider getting a different unit since you can get much better units for the price.
  2. Why are graphics cards so expensive

    First of all, just because the materials something is made from are cheap doesn't mean the product itself is cheap. Sculptures and paintings, for example. They can sell for a lot of money, yet the raw materials they're made from is really cheap. Why? Because it's not just the materials you have to consider, but how those materials were formed into the shape they were formed into, the amount of energy and time that had to go into forming that material into that shape, and the man hours that went into doing that. Also worth noting is it's not just "bits of metal." There are lots of other substances that go into GPUs (silicon, doped with boron and phosphorus, all of which are not metals, is used in the actual GPU itself). The GPU die itself is extremely costly to make. What you essentially have to do is apply a light sensitive layer and then shine a mask on it so that some parts disappear. This then allows other layers to be added in the way they should be. The silicon used also has to be extremely pure which adds costs and time, and the development of these masks is also very expensive. People need to be manning it at all times. That's a lot of money going into the die.
  3. Thinking of building my first pc

    What's your specific budget and use case?
  4. New Build Thoughts??

    WD Green is quite bad. You'd probably be better off reusing your current one.
  5. Confused about my Ryzen OC

    Did you confirm it did indeed run at 3800 MHz?
  6. Seasonic S12 II Bronze 520W

    Masterwatt lite was one of the cheapo ones you mentioned earlier. My point is for $10 more you can get a CX which is way better. This is the new CX grey sticker units, not the old green ones that had a bad rep.
  7. If you're willing to go to medium settings I think you could hit 1440p 60 fps. High wouldn't be doable on some of those titles though. Damn that's pretty expensive. If that's the case I would stick with 1080p
  8. Seasonic S12 II Bronze 520W

    Masterwatt lite vs CX450 is $10 https://pcpartpicker.com/product/x9kwrH/cooler-master-masterwatt-lite-full-range-500w-80-certified-atx-power-supply-mpx-5001-acaaw https://pcpartpicker.com/product/Q7L7YJ/corsair-cx-2017-450w-80-bronze-certified-atx-power-supply-cp-9020120-na
  9. Upgrade suggestions? Max out current build

    Neither would give an appreciable performance benefit tbh. I would honestly go for the next generation.
  10. Yea but what specifically? Like what specific titles? I'm just wondering because depending on what you play you may or may not be able to push 1440p 60 fps at high settings.
  11. Questions about liquid metal TIM

    You don't really need LM between the IHS and cooler, it doesn't make much of a difference whereas it does if used between the die and ihs.
  12. What games do you mainly play?
  13. Upgrade suggestions? Max out current build

    First off, don't get the 960 pro. Just get another big sata ssd. Nvme doesn't improve stuff like boot times and app launch times much at all so you're better off getting a bigger sata ssd. Swapping to Titan Xps is useless unless you're willing to water cool them. 1080 tis can OC higher due to better coolers, so unless you'll custom water cool there's no reason at all to waste so much money, you're essentially throwing it out the window. If you actually want a performance jump wait for the next generation.
  14. Seasonic S12 II Bronze 520W

    My point is your were looking at getting cheap stuff like the B1, W1, masterwatt lite, etc. The better units only cost $20 or so more than that.