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DocSwag

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    American States that are United
  • 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

System

  • 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
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  1. Hm I think I'll do some more research and read a couple more reviews and then decide. It's probably between the Monoprice and LG; if I'm convinced that I'll be fine with the Monoprice quality+warranty I'll probably go for it. 240 hz isn't of interest to me because I don't think the difference from 144 to 240 will be as noticeable as 1080p to 1440p, so I'm mostly interested in 1440p 120-144 hz displays. Thanks for the suggestions
  2. I'm just not entirely sold on it because the quality of the panel doesn't seem as great as the others. Like from what I've seen a lot of people have issues getting it to go to 120 hz; some even have issues doing 100 hz with freesync on and instead have to go to 75 hz with freesync. It also seems to have flickering when you go below 55 hz with freesync (though admittedly, I probably wouldn't go that low). It seems like more of a gamble quality control-wise and also productivity is the main benefit of an ultrawide but I'll have a 29" ultrawide as a second monitor so I'm not sure it would benefit me too much. EDIT: @dizmo
  3. are you suggesting the zero g or some other ultrawide? No, I plan on also grabbing a GPU upgrade this week; probably one of the 5700, 5700 XT, 2060 super, and 2070 super.
  4. I'm looking to buy a 1440p 144 hz adaptive sync monitor this black friday and I've found some potential options already but I'm not really sure what to choose or if there are other options available that I'm not aware of. The first option that I found that I am also leaning towards the most is the LG 32GK650-F. It's currently available for $250 and it's 1440p 144 hz (and overclockable to 165hz) freesync 32" and VA. Techspot gave it a pretty decent review as well so at $250 I think it's a really solid choice but I'm not entirely sure. I've found some other options like the Acer XF270HU ($50 more though and smaller but IPS is enticing), monoprice zerog (3440x1440 and 100 hz OCable to 120 hz for $50 more; the 21:9 is nice but I'm not sure if it's worth $50 more especially since the LG seems to be better quality in general), and lastly the LG 27GL850, which is a lot more expensive at $450 but it's got a really nice panel that supports DCI-P3, is IPS, and has better color accuracy. $500 is probably the max I'd be willing to spend but cheaper is always better. The LG looks to be my #1 choice but the Acer also looks enticing because of the IPS and I'm not entirely sure which one to go for. If anyone has any suggestions/opinions that would be great
  5. Especially with a laptop I'm not sure if there's much you can do to tell, maybe the bios is corrupted but it's also possible something else is the issue (e.g. dead GPU, dead CPU, dead display connector, etc.). Maybe you can turn up the sound to check for beep codes? dunno
  6. Which specific monitors are you looking at? I also don't know if a 120 hz monitor really is worth it. There seem to be very few games that support 120 hz on the xbox one x. And I don't know if support will increase in the future since very few people use a 120 hz monitor with an xbox; most of the time it's a 60 hz TV. Maybe a 1440p 60 hz IPS monitor with freesync would be your best bet? Freesync is probably the thing you would want for gaming
  7. The PCIe connector on the PSU side might be different so you should probably try to find one that's for your PSU. 1660 has a TDP of 120W so I doubt that it would even boot.
  8. If it's stable on Prime95 for like 20+ minutes then it's gonna be stable for anything you'd be doing
  9. I know rocket league was planning on moving to the epic game store and removing the option to buy the game from steam, but people who already bought the game from steam can continue to play it there and get new updates. Does this affect it?
  10. It really depends on what device you're using them with. If the manufacturer did a decent job with their customization of Android, you'd probably be fine with even a 6xx level of SoC (look at the Pixel 3a, google did a solid job on the software side and it performs fine). Modern 6xx SoC's perform like a Snapdragon 835 from 2 years ago, which still holds up pretty well compared to the snapdragon 855 in real world performance. As a quote from Anandtech's Pixel 3a review: and I'd also argue that there's a lot of other factors you should look at, e.g. amount of RAM and storage type (usually UFS storage is going to be a fair bit better then eMMC and result in quicker application load and install times). So you'd mostly be fine with a 6xx or 7xx device as long as the software isn't too bloated. As an owner of a snapdragon 835 Pixel 2 XL, who's SoC has similar CPU performance to modern 6xx and 7xx SoCs, it mostly is still very snappy, and only occasionally do I encounter small bits of slowness. Something with an 8xx will be a little better, but the difference will be small
  11. It's based on the same stuff used in the optane NVMe PCIe drives, which are arguably the fastest SSDs, so yeah I would say so
  12. Depends on what you're doing, if you're mainly gaming go with the 3600, if you're doing stuff that needs more multi-core performance get the 2700
  13. Took a look at your specs in your bio... Is an rx 580 really a good choice? According to your bio you have an rx 480 right now, and an rx 580 would hardly be an upgrade. If you want a CPU upgrade, I definitely would go for something new (probably ryzen 2000 or 3000 series), unless you get something like a 6700k for under $200 I wouldn't recommend it, multi-GPU isn't a great experience and you're usually better off selling your old GPU and getting a better one. Some games barely gain any performance from having more than 1 GPU
  14. Try resetting the CMOS, maybe some setting doesn't like the 3000 series EDIT: And as someone else said, try waiting a bit longer, sometimes when you put in new AMD CPUs it can take a couple of minutes to POST
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