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About toasty6776

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  • CPU
    Intel Core i7 6700K
  • Motherboard
    Asus ROG Maximus VIII Ranger
  • RAM
    Corsair Vengeance RGB DDR4 2x8GB @3000MHz
  • GPU
    EVGA GTX 1080 FTW
  • Case
    Fractal Design Define S
  • Storage
    Sandisk Ultra II 480GB
  • PSU
    EVGA Supernova 650GS
  • Cooling
    Cooler Master Hyper 212X
  • Keyboard
    Corsair K70 LUX RGB with Cherry MX Browns
  • Mouse
    Corsair M65 Pro RGB
  • Sound
    Sennheiser Game Zero, beyer-dynamic DT901
  • Operating System
    Windows 10
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    A Galaxy far far away...
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  1. 100C with Dark Rock Pro 3

    did you remove the plastic from the underside of the heatsink?
  2. Gaming laptop recommendation

    Check out Dell's Inspiron 15 7000 series.
  3. 2 Monitors or 1 Laptop and 1 monitor?

    I would stick to 2 monitors unless your laptop screen is somehow larger or has a higher resolution than your second monitor.
  4. Questions about uppgrading (noob alert)

    First of all: Welcome to the forum, mate! I'm not quite sure but I don't think you can install Windows and load the system image in one step. I wouldn't really recommend using a system image when upgrading your platform because the system image will also install old drivers that belong to your old platform which can cause instability. I personally just copy my important data to an external drive, then do a clean Windows install and copy them back over to my drive. Also: Don't use an HDD as your primary storage media. Get yourself an SSD. Even if it's just a 120GB drive you can still install Windows on it and install your games and programs to your HDD if you can't afford a higher capacity SSD. It will still greatly improve boot times and overall system snappiness. Not familiar with BIOS flashing on MSI boards.
  5. New vs Old MBP (2015 vs 2016)

    If you're only doing photo editing and colour grading on the machine I recommend you stick to the 2015 model. I personally don't really mind things like the non-light-up Apple logo or the keyboard, also the trackpad on the 2016 version is amazing but if you're working with cameras and don't need that top notch performance for Final Cut Pro or Premiere, the 2015 model is better suited for you.
  6. EVGA superclocked gpus are intaking or exhausting?

    The fans pull air from the case through the heatsink and exhaust it out the sides of the card.
  7. Key caps

    Yeah, ALL keycaps are made of plastic (unless you buy special aftermarket ones made of metal)
  8. Swapping old mobo+CPU for a new one

    Which version of Windows are you running? Also: Don't upgrade to LGA1150 unless you can get it at a bargain. Go for 1151 instead. Haswell is 2 generations old by now and investing in that old of a platform isn't really a good idea.
  9. i5-4690k + GTX 1080

    This is NOT what I was trying to say! A 6600(k) is basically equivalent to a 4690k and I would not recommend upgrading to it! If you want to upgrade your CPU, get a 7700k or maybe check out Ryzen 7.
  10. Key caps

    Actually re-reading your question, do you want to know what the keycaps are made of, or do you want to know what the actual keyboard is made of? Keycaps are basically all made of plastic even with Corsair Keyboards.
  11. i5-4690k + GTX 1080

    and a new mobo The GPU has more impact on the frame rate at higher resolutions. Bottlenecking is basically like two runners (CPU and GPU) who are tied together with a rope. At lower resolutions, both runners can run freely but the CPU is slower than the GPU so the GPU gets held back (bottlenecked). Increasing the resolution basically changes the surface the GPU runs on. The higher the resolution, the harder the GPU needs to work to go forward (CPU still runs on normal ground) resulting in effectively the CPU being bottlenecked by the GPU (THIS IS WHAT YOU WANT). I hope this makes understanding bottlenecking a bit easier.
  12. Key caps

    Depends on the keyboard. The Blackwidow X is made from aluminium (like a K70) and the "normal" blackwidows (chroma, TE, ultimate) are topped with plastic (it does have an aluminium frame underneath).
  13. i5-4690k + GTX 1080

    To answer you question directly: NO you don't NEED to upgrade. I run a 6600k and recently got the chance to upgrade from a 1070 to a 1080 and I'm REALLY happy with it. However, I do notice some CPU bottlenecking when playing CPU intensive games like Ghost Recon: Wildlands, which doesn't mean that I have an unpleasant gaming experience, I just do notice it. Basically it boils down to: You don't have to upgrade but you would definitely benefit from upgrading to an i7 or Ryzen 7 CPU.