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About Ununhexium116

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  • CPU
    i7 4790k
  • Motherboard
    Asus z97 USB 3.1
  • RAM
    2x 8GB TEAM! Vulcan 2133mhz DDR3
  • GPU
    MSI RX 480 Gaming X 8G
  • Case
    NZXT h440
  • Storage
    Crucial MX200 256GB SSD, 2x 320GB WD Blues, 1TB WD Black
  • PSU
  • Display(s)
    2x Dell P2214H
  • Cooling
    Hyper 212 Evo
  • Keyboard
    K70 RGB, Pok3r (White/MX Clears)
  • Mouse
    Logitech G403 Wireless
  • Sound
    Schiit Stack (Magni2/Modi2), HD600s
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 64-bit

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  1. Quick update: GPU-Z and HWInfo are reporting a voltage limit, but it's only at .831V. Is this reasonable? I apologize for my ignorance but I barely use Nvidia hardware.
  2. I'll try swapping DIMMs, maybe that'll add some performance.
  3. I'll see if updating the driver changes anything. I'll also try dual channel and see if that helps at all, I'll report back once I do.
  4. 9700k does not have hyperthreading, however it does have 2 more threads and a slightly higher boost. CPU usage while gaming remains below 50% on both systems. All V-Syync options are turned off and the monitors do not support G-Sync so I do not believe that matters.
  5. I believe the windows install has the patches, I also believe the Nvidia driver is up to date enough to have the spectre patches.
  6. Could try dual channel, hadn't thought of that but it makes sense. Running Windows 10 1903 (build 18362.657), I could try updating the drivers but If that is the cause I'm not sure it would be worth it. I don't use an Nvidia card in my desktop so I'm not sure if there is a way to rollback.
  7. I'm on my college's Overwatch team, and the computers we have in the varsity room have some peculiar behavior. Long story short, the computer I use has a 1070 and 8700 and consistently runs the GPU as hard as it will go. 300 FPS or whatever the card can do. However, the other computers have 2080tis and 9700ks and consistently run at 250-160 fps without running the card at anything more than 70% at any time. Anyone else have this experience? Having played on both before I will say that there is a slight but nonetheless visible difference between the 200fps and 300fps even though we're on 1080p 144hz monitors. I've tried looking up the problem and someone suggested turning on spatial sound but it didn't help. I've exhausted my troubleshooting steps, anyone else have any ideas or have any fixes? Below I'll list the full specs if that helps. Computer I use: CPU: 8700 RAM: 16GB 2666 (2x8GB) GPU: 1070 Nvidia Driver: 388.73 (Computer is an Acer pre-built: Predator PO3-600) Other computers in the lounge: CPU: 9700k RAM: 16GB 2666 (1x16GB) GPU: 2080ti Nvidia Driver: 442.19 (Computer is an MSI pre-built: Infinite X 9SF-271US) Feel free to ask more questions.
  8. They're SATA drives, I said "Server" which was perhaps misleading. They're old enterprise grade Seagate drives, but came from a datacenter so I figured "Server" was appropriate.
  9. More storage = more gooder, and after a recent deal for some cheap old 1TB server drives (10 of them for 50$), I figured why the heck not add some storage to my desktop? So I did a bit of research to figure out what the best option was for taking advantage of several drives for a reliable storage array, and ZFS seems to be the all around best (most capable). Did a little bit of digging, and I learned that to best set up a ZFS array, I should get an HBA to connect my drives (to provide as low a level connection to the drive as possible). Doing a little bit more digging, I heard an LSI 9211-8i in IT mode was a solid choice. So I got myself one of them to add 8 SATA ports to complement my MBs 4, bringing me up to 12 so I can actually connect all the drives I have. With that background set, my question becomes this: How do I set up a ZFS system, on the same box as a Windows 10 install? I keep seeing options along the lines of "Set up FreeBSD or Unraid and run Windows in a VM", but I use this box for gaming, so wouldn't a VM add overhead to Windows' access directly to the GPU, causing a bottleneck? Further, I know there are Intel chips and chipsets that support hardware level VM assignments, but I'm rocking a 4790k on a z97 board, which is not capable of the virtualization extensions (VT-d) which support low level I/O assignment. So would a bottleneck be created on the Windows VM for low level graphics interfacing, and could this also cause problems if FreeNAS or Unraid were used in a VM for ZFS? Also importantly, what would the RAM usage be like? I've heard a minimum of 8GB + 1GB/TB of storage added, so is it even worth it to try and game and run a ZFS on the same box? If I just need to hold on, save up for a new box, and run the drives off the Intel Rapid Storage Technology for a RAID to prevent data loss if one of the drives fail, then I can do that, but I was hoping to begin to dable in ZFS. I hope I've made sense, if there are any further questions feel free to ask. I'm new to the whole ZFS and Virtualization arena.
  10. I'll look into that then. H700i has plenty of mounting options for it, so I'll check prices. Thanks for letting me know, I'll look at some other ones then. Thanks for the warning, but the additional DDR3 kit was for the 4790k, not a Ryzen CPU.
  11. My current rig has served me well, although its getting time for an upgrade. I'm not ready to pull the trigger on any upgrades just yet, but I've been looking around to see what my options are. I'm excited for Zen 2 (Ryzen 3) and what else Radeon has in store for us, but for right now I'm sticking to hardware that is currently being sold. I've narrowed my options down to 2: still investing money in my current rig, and essentially starting from scratch. My current build: PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant Type Item Price CPU Intel - Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor CPU Cooler Cooler Master - Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $24.89 @ OutletPC Motherboard Gigabyte - GA-B85M-D3H Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard Memory Corsair - Vengeance Pro 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-2133 Memory Storage Crucial - MX200 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $99.89 @ OutletPC Storage Western Digital - Caviar Blue 320GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive Storage Western Digital - Caviar Blue 320GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive Storage Western Digital - BLACK SERIES 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $72.89 @ OutletPC Video Card MSI - Radeon RX 480 8GB GAMING X Video Card Case NZXT - H440 (Orange/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case Power Supply Corsair - CXM 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $79.99 @ Amazon Monitor Dell - P2214H 21.5" 1920x1080 60Hz Monitor Monitor Dell - P2214H 21.5" 1920x1080 60Hz Monitor Keyboard Corsair - K70 RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard Mouse Logitech - G403 Prodigy Wireless Optical Mouse $98.89 @ Newegg Headphones Sennheiser - HD600 Headphones $286.00 @ Adorama Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts Total (before mail-in rebates) $672.55 Mail-in rebates -$10.00 Total $662.55 Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-10-16 11:41 EDT-0400 Here's the upgrades to my current rig that I was thinking about: Upgrade from i5 4570 to i7 4790k (150-200$ eBay) CPU AIO - I was intrigued by the look of that Kraken x52, I don't believe there is one "best" AIO, so i was going mostly off looks. (~130$) Additional 16Gb DDR3 - Hopefully another kit of 2133 memory. My current kit isn't on PCPartPicker so I went with an equivalent Corsair kit. (~100$) Another RX 480 Gaming X 8G - Forgive me for being difficult on this one, I refuse to purchase an Nvidia card unless it's absolutely required. Most of the games I play support CF, so I was just going to get another one to help breathe a little new life into a older rig. (150-200$) I figure overclocking the i7 and CF RX 480s should be enough to play pretty much any game I would like even up to 1440p for the next few years. What I would like for a complete upgrade: PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant Type Item Price CPU AMD - Ryzen 7 2700X 3.7GHz 8-Core Processor $294.99 @ Newegg Business CPU Cooler NZXT - Kraken X52 Rev 2 73.1 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $132.59 @ OutletPC Motherboard Gigabyte - X470 AORUS ULTRA GAMING ATX AM4 Motherboard $119.89 @ OutletPC Memory G.Skill - Trident Z 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $214.99 @ Newegg Storage Western Digital - Black NVMe 500GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $129.89 @ OutletPC Case NZXT - H700i ATX Mid Tower Case $188.99 @ SuperBiiz Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts Total (before mail-in rebates) $1121.34 Mail-in rebates -$40.00 Total $1081.34 Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-10-16 11:42 EDT-0400 I will use my RX 480 until another compelling option from Radeon comes out (if ever, Nvidia is really handing it to them), so this upgrade will feature a new GPU in the future. One of the biggest reasons for the upgrade is actually because my i5 4570 is bottlenecking my RX 480. I know it doesn't sound right, but I can assure you that Overwatch does hit a noticeable CPU bottleneck sometimes. It's really annoying and one of the bigger reasons I want to upgrade. Let me know if its stupid to still invest money in a 5 year old system, or spend about twice as much and essentially get a whole new (modern) build.
  12. I've seen UHD panels that say they are for the dell Inspiron 7567 (15 gaming 2017) om ebay. Its a great laptop on its own and im still planning to buy one; but is there anyone who can confirm that these UHD panels exist and are actually usable? I remember also seeing that the colors on the UHD panel are far better than those on the regular FHD. Im planning on using my laptop (when i get it) for a little bit of content creation, so a UHD screen and better colors would be one hell of an improvement. If not ill just lug one of my actual monitors around. Dell Inspiron 15 Gaming (7567): http://www.dell.com/en-us/shop/productdetails/inspiron-15-7567-laptop UHD Panel: http://www.ebay.com/itm/15-6-LCD-LED-Screen-Display-3840x2160-for-Dell-Inspiron-15-7567-7566-UHD-/351988938940?hash=item51f42cf8bc:g:8fQAAOSw44BYW7Aw
  13. This is almost entirely un-related to Ryzen benchmarks. However, do you think this may be the reason why my i5 seems to be my bottleneck at 1080p with an RX 480? Everything i look up says an i5 wont even bottleneck a 1080, but my personal experience and the numbers I've gathered through Afterburner and Task Manager tell me something different. CPU usage is up near 100% while GPU usage is more often than not well below 80%.
  14. Although the card may not need a psu capable of 750w, most psu's are most efficient at ~50-60%. I run a cx750m and an rx 480 as well. Although i've only ever measured 350w from the wall, the cx750m should last for a long time and be able to run almost anything you upgrade to.
  15. It looks like your budget is ~100$. I would heavily suggest a Magni 2/Modi 2 stack. I use my Schiit stack with my hd600s and they sound fantastic. However, the stack does cost ~240$. The Magni 2 will also work with low impedance sets, my Ostry KC06a's (16 ohm) run fine in the low gain mode. Im not sure how much this helps because it looks heavily outside your price range. however, it may be worth looking into.