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About Hiebly

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  • Birthday 1995-03-25

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  • Gender
  • Location
    Vancouver, BC
  • Interests
    Computer hardware, video games, really really bad memes
  • Biography
    highschool dropout pizza guy in college with zero game whos in love with all the girls at the bubble tea shop, youre lookin at the profile of a real winner here


  • CPU
    Intel Core i5-4690K @ 4.2GHz
  • Motherboard
    Gigabyte Z97X-SLI
  • RAM
    16GB 2133MHz G.Skill Ripjaws X
  • GPU
    MSI GTX 980 Ti 6GB @ 1240MHz
  • Case
    Fractal Design Core 3500 Windowed
  • Storage
    128GB A-Data XPG SX900 + 1TB Toshiba 7200RPM
  • PSU
    Corsair RM650 80+ Gold
  • Display(s)
    Dell 1080P + Samsung 1080P
  • Cooling
    be quiet! Pure Rock
  • Keyboard
    Corsair Strafe MX Brown
  • Mouse
    Logitech G502
  • Sound
    AudioTechnica ATH-M50X + ModMic 5.0
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

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  1. Yes it did. Corrupting BIOS on some 200 series cards. Dealt with this first hand on my friend's system, found at least a hundred posts of the same (including a thread on AMD forums with like 12 pages that got deleted by moderators). Here's one instance of it (not from me, but the exact same issue). After one driver update, even formatting the computer and reinstalling older drivers that worked doesn't resolve the issue. Had to RMA a card because of a driver update.
  2. For mainstream triple A gaming they're both similar. But AMD has more edge cases of things going horribly wrong. The ReLive drivers bricked a lot of R7/9 200 cards for example. And a lot of times the newer drivers for cards that have just come out are really bad. I've also run into the issue on AMD drivers where they get stuck uninstalling. Tried leaving it for 2 hours and still stuck on uninstall, and unable to cancel the uninstall from within the uninstaller, lol. Nvidia's are far from perfect (with recent drivers reducing overall performance) but overall I've encountered fewer major issues despite spending more time with them.
  3. Having a second monitor won't affect game performance much since you're only gaming on the 1. Having Chrome, spotify, discord etc on other monitor isn't gonna tank your fps. The game is still only being rendered in 1920x1080.
  4. New headset fixed it for me. I tried the HyperX Cloud on several different devices and the problem existed on all of them (seems the input line picking up the output line's audio happened within the joint cable sleeving or the volume control thing). I started using a ModMic and have cycled through 2 headphones (AKG M220 and now using AudioTechnica ATH-M50X), with both of them I've had no issues of the mic picking up any audio.
  5. That voltage isn't that much over stock. 1.3-1.35V would be towards the upper end of the save voltages. Like I said, if it worked out of the box, you have nothing to worry about. Either he fried it or damaged the pins, or it's fine.
  6. I still have CPUs from 2006 and earlier running fine. CPUs take forever to wear out, unless the guy was pushing absurd voltages you have nothing to worry about. Most common CPU problems I'd be concerned about when buying second hand is broken pins and the chip being burned... but if it booted up fine and it's been running for a week, should be all good
  7. CPU runs at lower voltage and speed when it's not under load
  8. Nothing wrong with getting PC money from your parents, if they can afford it and are willing. Getting your parents to spend $5800 on your PC when diminishing returns are SHARP beyond ~$1500 and you're middle-class at best, that's fucky.
  9. Difference between 2.0 and 3.0 is negligible in most cases until there's immense amounts of data bandwidth being used. GTX 650 you dont need to worry about that in the slightest
  10. I'll give it a go. Seems to be a semi-common problem, found numerous instances of other people having this issue (and GPU acceleration always fixes it) without anyone ever posting a solution. Will post back. Also worth noting is GPU accelerated apps have more input delay on the 60Hz panel in addition to the stuttering. From a brief test I did of WoW and Civ 6 earlier, it seems that games in windowed mode will run fine on the 60Hz panel and it's purely just GPU accelerated apps.
  11. Already verified through advanced monitor settings that both panels are running at their proper refresh rate. Turning off hardware acceleration isn't really an option, makes Chrome use like 30% of my CPU. For the sake of troubleshooting I did disable it temporarily and it seemed to resolve the lagging on streams on the second monitor, but I can't reasonably keep using it without hardware acceleration as it's just too resource hungry.
  12. Hiya So I just got a 144Hz monitor so I now have one of those plus a 60Hz panel. The monitor's great, but the problem now anything on the secondary monitor (the 60Hz) is stuttery. Scrolling through Discord, web pages, watching streams is an absolute nightmare because it just rubber bands when on this display (looks fine on the 144Hz panel). Anyone experienced this and know how to fix it? Seems like it only happens when GPU hardware acceleration is enabled on the apps being used.
  13. I've tested extensively and the difference between CPU encoding and QuickSync or NVENC is night and day at streaming bitrates (below 3500). For YouTube videos where you can have like 15,000+ Kbps, then QuickSync and NVENC quality become really good. Also worth noting is that QuickSync doesn't have as minimal of a performance impact as NVENC. I still lose a significant amount of frames when using QuickSync encoder with my i5-4690K... the performance gain over CPU encoding isn't enough to justify how terrible the image quality is compared to CPU encoding. You could make a case for NVENC for casual streaming since it's <2% performance loss.
  14. If by gaming and streaming you mean encoding & broadcasting your own gameplay (rather than just watching) then I'd suggest Ryzen. Unless you're a hypercompetitive gamer looking for like 144+ FPS in every single game, Ryzen will probably do the job just fine. And of course for streaming the ball is entirely in its court. If you're only streaming casually (i.e. you don't care about having high quality settings since it's not something you're doing all the time) or you meant just watching streams, then heck you could just get an i5 and be set.
  15. Has some issue with cache performance or scheduling that's affecting mixed workloads in gaming. It still is a very capable chip, results comparable to Haswell-based chips but obviously with a lot more potential productivity performance for the price. As it stands currently Skylake and Kaby Lake are looking like the better option for gaming focused systems. This could very well change in coming years as games continue to become more multicore aware and further Windows and BIOS updates improve Ryzen performance. Worth noting however is that the R7 1700 is basically just as good as the 1800X. The delta between them in obtainable clock speed is very small, so the 1800X is basically just throwing money down the drain. You're looking at ~3.9GHz for the 1700 and maybe 4.1-4.2 for the 1800X.