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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. 2080ti worth it?

    Those I believe are more intense, so yeah, 1080ti probably can't do 1440p 144 fps at max settings.
  2. F3g is actually quite old You can go here to download the newest one which hopefully will help a bit with memory compatibility. I'm pretty sure somewhere in between AMD improved RAM compatibility a lot. https://www.gigabyte.com/us/Motherboard/X399-AORUS-Gaming-7-rev-10#support-dl-bios
  3. Ryzen

    The newer boards guarantee the board coming with a bios that's compatible (though it's been a while since Ryzen 2 launch so B350 and X370 boards you buy are most likely going to work out of the box). You do lose a few features like StoreMI tho
  4. M.2 drive

    You don't need an NVMe drive for games. A SATA SSD will perform just as well and save you money.
  5. You're using dual rank RAM with a Ryzen 1 CPU, it's not too surprising that getting it to 3200 is difficult. Updating the bios might help with that. Ryzen's IMC is a bit weak so it's not abnormal. Where were you seeing 1333? If it was somewhere like CPU-Z it reports actual clock speed so your effective is actually 2666.
  6. 1080 Ti or 2080?

    ATM 1080 ti is a fair bit cheaper which makes me have to recommend it.
  7. Mysterious 200 FPS framerate cap?

    You don't have anything like EVGA Precision, MSI Afterburner, etc. (GPU OCing utilities) by any chance do you? Some of these have FPS caps built in.
  8. budget cooling a 8086k

    Congrats dude! Wasn't the contest a while ago though? If you aren't OCing an H7 is perfectly fine. Gamaxx 400 might be a bit better for a similar price but I think it's a big uglier.
  9. iOS 12 is actually so smooth and fast


    I don't regret upgrading to it. I think it's the first time an iOS update has not slowed anything down.

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    2. Dan Castellaneta

      Dan Castellaneta

      Right? It's honestly a damn good update as far as I'm concerned, and they really didn't add too much in terms of features.

    3. DocSwag


      @Strickerx5 iPad Air 2

    4. themctipers


      iOS 12.0.0 jailbreak hype train

  10. I doubt the GPU will draw enough power even if you just had one eight pin to cause issues. It should be ok
  11. Wether research company need help

    This sounds like pretty serious stuff. I wouldn't leave all this important data and money to some people on a forum who might spew complete non sense and instead, as @Acid Panda said, find a company with professionals that know how to do this.
  12. Computer architecture can get pretty complicated, so unfortunately there aren't really any "fun" books about it.
  13. 2080ti worth it?

    What games do you mostly play?
  14. If you raise power limit to max it draws about 300w. 250w should be enough for the rest of the system. https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-rx-vega-56,5202-21.html 80+ bronze just means efficiency. It doesn't impact ability to supply wattage. However, USUALLY 80+ bronze PSUS are worse quality than 80+ gold ones, but there are exceptions. Your PC seems pretty premium so I'd recommend you get a pretty good PSU, e.g. Focus, G1+/G2/G3, or rmx/rmi
  15. 2080ti worth it?

    It's highly possible we'll see 7nm GPUs sometime in 2019 that will give a solid performance jump. It's just a question of when exactly... Which I'm not that sure about. A 1080 ti can do 1440p 144 hz fine if you lower settings to medium or high.