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About tarfeef101

  • Title
    Perpetually Procrastinating

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  • Gender
  • Location
    GTA, Ontario, Canada
  • Interests
    Hardware, Gaming, Warframe, Mining, Development, Computer Science, DevOps, Cloud, Automation, Machine Learning
  • Occupation
    Student - Computer Science @ uWaterloo


  • CPU
    i7-7700K @ 5.0 GHz
  • Motherboard
    Asus Maximus VIII Impact
  • RAM
    32 GB Crucial Ballistix Sport @ 3000MHz
  • GPU
    GTX 1080ti
  • Case
    Corsiar 280x Modded Front Panel
  • Storage
    250GB Samsung 850 Evo, Cruical MX 500 2TB
  • PSU
    EVGA Supernova G1 1000W
  • Display(s)
    Dell S2417DG
  • Cooling
    Custom Watercooling: Mostly AliExpress Stuff, EK GPU Block Though
  • Keyboard
    Corsair K70 and/or Logitech G610 w/ Cherry MX Browns
  • Mouse
    Logitech G402
  • Sound
    Audioquest Dragonfly USB DAC
  • Operating System
    Windows 8.1

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  1. tarfeef101

    I should’ve entered into Bitwit's Pimp My Rig

    But... there's an empty drive cage right in front of your PSU for those cables... USE IT!!!
  2. tarfeef101

    Which of these jbl speakers to buy

    Well can't say I've taken both and compared the two to discern. Looking at reviews or trying them at a store is the best option there. But I can say my original charge could fill a floor of a house, and the quality was pretty good to my ears (not the richest audiophile, but I am discerning enough to buy DACs, actual good quality music, and decent cans for myself)
  3. tarfeef101

    Which of these jbl speakers to buy

    Charge (original) worked well for me for a long time. Biggest complaint was the micro b port is really finicky now, but charge 4 has type C so that's good. The Charge 4 also still has the USB output for charging stuff so that sounds like a good idea. I'd go with that.
  4. tarfeef101

    I9 9900K Cinebench R20 issue

    1) Many VRM components are rated to 125 degrees and higher. So that's not necessarily a problem. But, if you want to cool stuff anyways: 1) Get watercooling and blocks for the VRM. This is basically always not necessary. Don't really recommend unless you have time and money to waste. 2) Just stick it in a case with airflow. 3) Use a downdraft CPU cooler (one where the fan points down). That helps a lot (but hard to do with powerful CPUs since they don't typically have a lot of thermal dissipation capability) 4) Lower your switching frequency for the VRM. This helps with efficiency, but also means the power is less clean, which can hurt stability. But if you're really concerned you can do that. I'd recommend option 2
  5. If you just need backup, why not go with cloud as your backup solution? AWS, GCP, Azure (that's more popular in Europe from what I hear) should all (of course) have plenty of capacity, and can give you just data backup, machine image backups, or you can have full-on redundant applications running if you need that.
  6. tarfeef101

    I9 9900K Cinebench R20 issue

    One thing to be aware of: Running your RAM at higher speeds can make OCing your CPU harder (make it unstable w/ the same settings as when your RAM was stock). On intel mainstream, if you drop your RAM by a few hundred MHz you may be able to get your CPU stable with very little difference in performance. Also, if you do end up having RAM instability (you mentioned you were checking it), you may need a bit more System Agent voltage, as that includes the memory controller. But, do not push it very far, as it is rather sensitive, and pushing that as far as your CPU is not really a good idea (may damage/degrade it). I've heard a few numbers tossed around as a "limit", usually between 1.2 and 1.3V
  7. tarfeef101

    I9 9900K Cinebench R20 issue

    Feel free to mark this as answered Glad you got everything working!
  8. tarfeef101

    10GBase-T switches, which one to choose?

    check ebay/kijiji/craigslist for used stuff. you can get some steep discounts on enterprise dumping older gear or businesses just trying to minimize loss on stuff they'd otherwise throw away.
  9. Is that the PC-08 in your pfp?

    1. Show previous comments  4 more
    2. tarfeef101


      Yeah, for me it was a really sketch build cause I had like, 4-5 hours to do everything cause I was actually moving the next day :D

      Didn't have time or gear to do pass-through fittings, so used a valve as a pass-through between the back and front. Only had 1 though, so the other tube that went through was just one tube the whole way with like 3 bends, and I just prayed it never shifted at all. 

      Broke a couple fans so ended up with push/pull stock fans on one rad. 

      Res was taped and literally tied with string in the back.


      Pump was taped to the PSU




      Yeah it was pretty jenk

    3. WhisperingKnickers


      I'm glad I'm not the only one that suffered from jank haha.


      I needed to cut the little box that holds the power switch in half to make room for my motherboard and I had to cut a hole in the bottom of the case so my motherboard could stick out the bottom.


      Here are a few pictures from before I finished it (Don't worry I trimmed it up and smoothed the jagged lines)




    4. tarfeef101


      hahahahaha very nice

  10. tarfeef101

    I9 9900K Cinebench R20 issue

    Yeah, I should give it a shot on my 7700K. Maybe I can actually hit a good score with my system before the real OCers upload good ones. Only problem is I run windows 8.1 on that rig so HWBot won't accept it
  11. tarfeef101

    I9 9900K Cinebench R20 issue

    R20 uses more instructions, even AVX-512 on supported CPUs. Not sure if your CPU supports it, or if your other programs use it (depends on versions of that software), but it is probably a much more intensive program now. I'd check your AVX offset for your OC, and see if you can get it stable by increasing the offset, so it doesn't affect your performance for non-AVX workloads (ie gaming) Edit: according to intel ark, it doesn't seem to support AVX-512. But it still probably will use AVX2, which hits your CPU about as hard as possible.
  12. tarfeef101

    Best Wiki Software?

    github.io is pretty easy and effective.
  13. tarfeef101

    Are earphones better or IEM's

    Whatever you think sounds good and feels comfortable is best. I often prefer IEMs, but I have friends/family who like the feel of clip-ons, earphones (like the ones that came with old phones), etc. Go to an audio store (or best buy failing that), and try some out, see what feels comfortable. That's what matters.
  14. tarfeef101

    Cutting aluminium for 360mm rad

    Just beat me to it!!!
  15. tarfeef101

    Cutting aluminium for 360mm rad

    So I'm assuming the top of the case is solid aluminum, and you want to: Create holes for airflow Create holes for mounting Mounting is pretty simply, just drill, so lets move on to the bigger question: I'd say a jigsaw would be easier (especially if the panel can't be removed from the case, obviously). I would actually recommend a hole saw though. quick, easy, and should give you a nice, smooth, clean look