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About Simon771

  • Title
    Member of PC Master Race Society
  • Birthday 1994-05-25

Profile Information

  • Gender
  • Location
  • Interests
    Gaming, PC building
  • Occupation
    Systems Engineer


  • CPU
    Intel i5 8600k
  • Motherboard
    EVGA Z370 Micro ATX
  • RAM
    32GB 3000MHz (AX4U3000316G16-DWZ)
  • GPU
    GTX 1080 Ti EVGA SC2
  • Case
    Thermaltake Core V21
  • Storage
    Samsung EVO 960 250GB M.2 Samsung EVO 850 250GB + HyperX Fury 480GB
  • PSU
    Corsair RM650x
  • Display(s)
    DELL P2416D 24" LED IPS QHD @75Hz
  • Cooling
    Dark Rock 3 & bunch of be Quiet fans
  • Keyboard
  • Mouse
    Logitech G603
  • Sound
    Logitech G533
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro 1809

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  1. Simon771

    usb type c for Hyundai i20

    Thanks for your photo :) But I already got OnePlus 6 phone, that doesn't even remotely fit in that phone holder. With next car I will have to make sure, to pay additional price for embedded navigation.
  2. Simon771

    Smart plug / power meter

    I just bought smart plug, that can pair with SmartLife app, and I only want to monitor my power usage from the socket, and nothing else. Sadly that SmartLife (ironically) isn't that smart at all. I can't disable button for on/off, and it happened few times already that I pressed this button, causing my PC, TV, monitor, router, modem to get powered off. Does anyone have some recommendation for some smart plug that will only monitor my power draw from the socket, without on/off option?
  3. Simon771

    nvlddmkm driver problem

    Has anyone else experienced some problems with Nvidia drivers lately? I'm getting EventID 4101 few times a day, saying this: Display driver nvlddmkm stopped responding and has successfully recovered. I had that problem once before, and I'm not sure how I got it fixed, but following instructions on the web didn't solve my problem. Those events started showing up on 20/02/2019 at 22:35, and it happens while playing game (BDO). Game window will just go dark for some reason and after 20sec it will be back to normal. Running PS command "driverquery /V | findstr nv", I found this out: nvlddmkm nvlddmkm nvlddmkm Kernel Manual Running OK TRUE FALSE 10.313.728 7.905.280 0 20/02/2019 12:11:44 C:\WINDOWS\system32\DriverStore\FileRepository\n 36.864 So something changed with this file on 20/02 on my PC, and I'm pretty sure that I wasn't doing any updates at that time at all. My PC up time was 7 days, when I checked it today. Is there any way to check some kind of history, when GPU drivers changed or updated? Any other idea what could change nvlddmkm file?
  4. I have to agree with the rest of reply's so far ... stay with your CPU for a bit more, and wait for Zen 2 to be released. Then check what it has to offer and switch to it if you want. But right now I wouldn't buy Ryzen if you already have 7700 CPU, which is still pretty decent. We are guessing that zen 2 will be released around computex, so 5-6 months more.
  5. Simon771

    8700k Overclock- First Time

    When I'm stress testing with AIDA64 I use CPU, FPU and cache all at the same time. FPU is brutal temperature wise, so if you can keep temps under 90°C on FPU test only ... it won't ever overheat during normal workload
  6. Just be a man and put pink nail polish under the CPU!
  7. Simon771

    8700k ruined by my own "work"

    I delided only one time so far, and doesn't seems to be that risky when you are using proper delid tool from der8auer. I had no problems with deliding my CPU, and it's still running well.
  8. To protect connectors inside the CPU. I used clear nail polish for my delid process, and I haven't had any problems with it so far. Wasn't really looking for anything specific, just wanted it to be clear nail polish and not some sort of colored with sprinkles
  9. Simon771


    Computex will be between 28th May and 1st June. More info can be found here: https://www.computextaipei.com.tw/ There are always a lot of people streaming and taking notes what's going at Computex. Why would you buy used GPU? Because it would be cheaper, or you can get much better performance for same price that you are prepared to spend. But I can relate with you not wanting to buy used PC parts. I was like that before also, since people can't be always trusted. Luckily for me there are plenty of laws in my country, protecting me from being scammed or something in that regard. I only gave my personal opinion, that you can get used GPU with more performance for that price, but you can always just buy new one, if you want to avoid all risks. Totally up to you
  10. Simon771

    120mm vs 240mm vs 360mm

    I used to have Kraken Cooler from NZXT, then switched to custom water cooling loop ... in the end I went back to air cooling, and bought Dark Rock 3. With AIO I was bothered by the sound of the pump, and with custom water loop, I had a leak after 8 months. In the middle of the nigh I got woken up from horrific sound of pump running dry, because most of the water got leaked out. So my experience with water cooling is just bad, and I'm sticking with air cooler Also worth to mention, decent air cooler like Dark Rock 3 or 4 (Pro), will perform about the same as 240mm AIO. Moving that aside, 240mm is enough for your CPU, and I don't see the need to go for 360mm, since you will be only cooling your CPU with it.
  11. I didn't see any reply from you on question that other users asked you. For 1080p 60fps you don't need that GPU, and would be better off with RTX 2060 or 2070. But if your friend will be playing on 120Hz+ monitor, then go for it. As far as i7 4790k and RTX 2080 bottle-necking ... shouldn't be that bad, and will vastly depend on the game.
  12. Simon771


    I would say that 9700k is slightly better than 8700k for gaming. Games love strong performing cores, and i7 9700k have 8 of them, with no hyperthreading. At least for MMORPG games, 9700k would be better. Also 9700k is soldered, and should have better thermals than 8700k. Meaning you can also OC it more and gain even better performance. Well right now Intel is still better for some games. There are rumors and even early look at Zen2 ... it seems like Zen 2 will be able to compete also at single core performance, from what we have seen so far. But it's too early to tell, how exactly will Zen 2 compare with current i7 9700k and i9 9900k, when it comes out. Computex is sadly still far away, and I guess you don't want to just wait for next 6 months before Zen2 might actually be released. About RTX 2070 and 2080 ... I just bought used GTX 1080 Ti for 500€, with 500days of warranty left. GTX 2070 new one costs 560€ for cheapest model and RTX 2080 for 800€. Since RTX 2080 and GTX 1080 Ti perform about the same, I'm pretty happy with my purchase ... much lower price for same performance. So you might want to check if you can find any decent deals of used GTX 1080 Ti's.
  13. Simon771

    CPU Architecture

    Zen 2 can surely perform very nicely. But we don't know when it will be released. We are all guessing that it should be around computex, so 5-6 more months. But it's possible that it will be only announced then, and will take another few weeks/months after that to release those CPUs. Waiting for Intel 7nm is pointless since it will take quiet some time before it comes out. From early look it seems like Zen 2 will be able to compete against Intel i9 CPUs even in single core performance, so overall Zen 2 should be best value and also best performance chip. How many cores will it have? 8c/16t for sure. 10 and 12c are also very likely to get on the market. As of 14 and 16c, we are not sure yet if AMD will release CPU with so many cores on mainstream CPU ... mostly because that could hurt TR a bit.
  14. Simon771

    i5 8600k Overclocking

    My i5 8600k can handle 5,0GHz on all cores at 1,35V. Cooled with Dark Rock 3, it will stay under 85°C at all times, except FPU AIDA test will make it go to 92°C.
  15. Simon771

    RMA policy in EU and Mindfactory

    They send me pdf form, which I had to print and fill out. There are no option for refund or repair mentioned anywhere. And I didn't send it back to just get the money back ... I acctually want the same GPU but without bad fan bearing and coil whine. Was the coil whine there before? Yet it was. But not those bad fan bearings, that's why I went for RMA. And I did write in that big field that it does have bad fan bearing and coil whine, and also wrote that I hope to get repaired or new one. Also removed pictures from post because of that name thing. Thanks for pointing this out. EVGA does allow RMA for coil whine ... and not sure how can I prove that problem was already there when I bought it, since coil whine can't just magically come to my GPU. So it was there all along, but might have gotten worse over those 19 months. Not sure how a user can cause coil-whine or bad fan bearing for that matter. But okay bad fan bearing might be because PC is running 24/7 and fans are always spinning, so with time those bearing wear off. But still there is coil whine, that is covered by EVGA.