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About mouf

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  • Birthday 1988-03-21

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  • Motherboard
    ASUS Maximux VII Formula
  • RAM
    32gb G.Skill Sniper 1866
  • GPU
    ASUS 970 SLI
  • Case
    NZXT H440
  • Storage
    Samsung 850 Pro (3 - Raid 0)
  • PSU
    Corsair HXi850
  • Cooling
    Nocuta DH-14
  • Keyboard
    Razer BlackWidow Ultimate Quiet
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    Logitech G502
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    Razer Tiamat 7.1
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    Windows 10
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  1. The few reviews I read and watched show that the 8700k beats the R7 line in the majority of testing. In turn beating the R5 line in probably everything (I haven't seen any direct comparisons yet) but price wise the R5 line up still probably has a place, but I don't think the R7 does. https://www.pcper.com/reviews/Processors/Coffee-Lake-Story-Intel-Core-i7-8700K-and-Core-i5-8400-Review https://www.gamersnexus.net/hwreviews/3076-intel-i7-8700k-review-vs-ryzen-streaming-gaming-overclocking
  2. Here are my ideas. I currently have a 4790k based system I use to game and stream on. I have a 2600(OEM Dell motherboard) based system I use as a FreeNas for redundant photo backup for my wife's business and a Plex server. I am planning to upgrade my personal rig to an 8700k which then leaves me enough hardware to upgrade my NAS and or make a streaming machine. Current Parts: 4790k Z97 Maximus 7 Formula 32gb DDR Corsair RM1000 80+ Gold Current FreeNas Server: 2600 (none k) OEM Dell XPS8300 Motherboard 16gb DDR Corsair CX450 80+ Bronze I am already at the bare minimum for the recommended amount of ram on my FreeNAS build for my storage amount (2 - 3TB in raid 1 and 5TB for Plex). The server is also running on an OEM Dell XPS 8300 motherboard which is probably a ticking time bomb. The system is at least 5 years old. I also have a spare Corsair HX850 80+ Gold power supply and NZXT H440 to hold a 3rd system. My original thoughts were to turn the 4790k into a Windows based system and purchase a capture card. Use it for my plex, network storage for my wife and stream from it. But I am not sure if there is enough processing power to do all 3 at the same time if need be. I also would like to switch my Plex server to a windows machine strictly from the fact the FreeNAS plugin is 3rd party supported and could end at any time. I would like to retire the 2600 system from 24/7 duty due to the motherboard quality. So I could in theory just use the 4790k system strictly as a server and then use the 2600 system for streaming as needed, but would like to eliminate having 3 systems if possible. I am open to any thoughts or suggestions, thanks in advance.
  3. You are pretty much SOL on getting a Z97 board new at this point. I found several used on Ebay though. https://www.ebay.com/sch/Motherboards/1244/i.html?ssPageName=GSTL&_from=R40&_nkw=z97&_dcat=1244&Form%20Factor=Mini%2DITX&rt=nc&_trksid=p2045573.m1684 Looks like these guys give you 30 days. http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-Asus-Z97i-Plus-LGA-1150-Mini-ITX-Motherboard-/232457224151?epid=116296714&hash=item361f87bfd7:g:PlIAAOSwektZmoXL
  4. I am going thru a similar situation in my house. I would upgrade your current system and use the old hardware for your server, but that's just me.
  5. Looking for a few suggestions before I send my board in for RMA. Here is the build: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/6wx6Z8 I have intermittent BIOS freezing upon loading issues since I originally purchased the board in January of 2015, but nothing a reset wouldn't fix. Over the past few days I had several random crashes/restarts, which I believe were related to my OC and the high summer temperatures (80+ F). I had tried manually reducing my OC but still was experiencing crashing during gaming randomly which resulted in several complete reboots. My 4790k has been OCed to 4.8Ghz 24/7 since it's original install. Long story short I went into BIOS and loaded optimized defaults to test and see if the OC was the cause of the restarts. Upon reboot I lost my RAID 0 which is no biggy. Attempted to load up the BIOS and it instantly freezes upon loading of the BIOS. I attempted to clear CMOS twice and even reflashed the BIOS using USB flashback twice and the BIOS still freezes instantly. Since I can not reconfigure my RAID I can not boot Windows. Since I can't enter the BIOS I also can't re-install Windows on a single drive since I can't change the boot order to USB I contacted ASUS and explained what had happened and they instantly told me to RMA the board for repair without even trying any other fixes over the phone. I am curious if anyone has run into this and found a fix. The only positive out of all of this is the board is still under warranty until January of 2018. Thanks in advance.
  6. Here is some good info..... https://www.pugetsystems.com/labs/articles/Premiere-Pro-CC-2017-AMD-Ryzen-7-1700X-1800X-Performance-909/ IMO the 6800k is the way to go. You will have better performance in gaming and other tasks as well. In theory Ryzen will get micro code updates and performance COULD improve, but there is no promises or guarantees if or when that will happen.
  7. I love mine. I have it overclocked to 4.8ghz constant with a Kraken X52. I use it for streaming and gaming. I will say while streaming it for sure isn't always a happy camper. I recently upgraded to 3440x1440 and it struggles to stream now. I am contemplating going with an X99 setup to free up some processing power for streaming.... Knowing I will lose a few FPS due to the down clock of a 6800k.
  8. I personally am an Asus fan. My understanding is the build quality of the monitor itself is better then the Acer. Both are the same panel.
  9. mouf

    3440 x 1400 w/ 970 SLI

    Thanks guys. I didn't expect answers that quickly! Looks like I need to get on that ultra wide train. I am assuming no one regrets going with 21:9.......
  10. I have tried searching and I can't find a good answer on this forum or any other site for that matter. I am finally ready to jump on the G-Sync train and upgrade from my crappy 1080p 60Hz random el cheapo monitor. I really want to get on the ultra-wide band wagon but I am running a 4790k with two 970s in SLI. Is that actually enough GPU horsepower to run the ASUS PG348q?? I mainly play CSGO but randomly hop into any other number of random games. Overwatch, Civ, Heros of the Storm, Rocket League, DayZ, etc, etc. Here is my PC - http://pcpartpicker.com/list/spVpXL Thanks in advance!
  11. I would love to have the keyboard. I still have yet to try the Cherry Brown switches. TIA!