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About MkaiL

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  • CPU
    Intel i7 6700k
  • Motherboard
    Asus Maximus VIII Formula
  • RAM
    G.skill 2x8gb 3200mhz Trident Z RGB
  • GPU
    Evga GTX 1080ti FTW3
  • Case
    Phanteks Enthoo Evolv Atx TG (modded)
  • Storage
    Samsung 970 evo 1tb, 860 evo 1tb
  • PSU
    Corsair RM850x white
  • Display(s)
    Asus PG278QR 1440p 165hz g-sync/ LG 34UM88-P 1440p UW
  • Cooling
    Custom loop w/ hardwareLabs 360+240 gts
  • Keyboard
    Ducky One 2 RGB TKL w/ custom caps
  • Mouse
    Logitech g703 & g502
  • Sound
    Edifier R1700bt / Beyerdynamic dt990 pro / AT2035 / M-audio m-track 2x2m
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 pro
  • Laptop
    Lenovo Legion Y540 15": i7 9750h, rtx 2060 w/ 1080p 144hz display

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  1. Make sure to open the lock on the pcie slot before inserting the gpu and that it clicks in when you push the gpu in. If that is done correctly and it still doesn't line up, it's usually because it's a cheap case with thin metal parts that can deform during manufacturing or shipping. Make sure it slots in fine and try pushing the back of the case so the holes line up.
  2. Looks like you removed the wrong pcie bracket cover. You need to remove the lower bracket, not the one above the pcie slot.
  3. But yours come from a set of 4 that have been tested and are known to work well together (not that it even matters, you can just add another 2x8gb kit later if you want). The fact that you'll only use 2 of the kit makes no difference, unless you have a HEDT or TR system with a quad channel motherboard (not to be confused with 4 dimm slots, which is dual channel). Make sure to utilize the correct dimm slots to enable dual channel configuration and you'll be good to go (check the manual but it's usually the 2nd and 4th slot). Don't forget to enable XMP, DOCP, ... (whatever it's called in your bios) otherwise your sticks will run at default speeds instead of 3200mhz.
  4. It makes zero difference, you'll get the same performance.
  5. It's best to put it as low as possible, from your drawing it looks like you're planning for a 360 rad in the front? If that's the case, the bottom port on the rad would be the lowest point so placing the drain there would be ideal and also nicely hidden by the psu shroud. With drain valves, you really want to avoid liquid having to go upwards, that's why U-flow rads are also an issue when placed vertically.
  6. Any source that confirms this? Afaik, barrow just copied bitspowers design and now everyone seems to blindly claim they are their oem. From what I can find, Barrow fittings are made in China whereas bitspowers production is based in Taiwan. If they were oem, they would just be rebranded, but you see quite a few design differences (dimensions, o-rings, finish). I've used both brands in the past and even though Barrow makes great fittings, Bitspower still has better quality imho, especially noticeable with rotary fittings. I'm just not sure the price difference is worth it. Directly from Bitspowers website: Put the drain in the lowest point of your loop. You can use a Y or T splitter and add it by the res or somewhere else. Do note that with a U-flow rad in the front, draining the loop is going to be difficult no matter what and you'll have to rotate the case in some weird angles and even then might not succeed. You can get x-flow rads to make it easier or I've seen people put the ports on the bottom and use a drain on both ports to easily empty the loop.
  7. Who could ve guessed that ubi servers would shit themselves
  8. Most compact of them all: Samsung galaxy s10e, seems to be what you're looking for. 5,8" screen, has great specs and can be found for a good price. The problem with the pixel 3a, even though it has a 5,6" screen, are the bezels that still make the phone big.
  9. Yes I get that, but they almost make it sound like this was a scrapped project (never saw the daylight) and don't mention that it was further developed and used by apple. I wonder if this card would be recognized by a hackintosh and be able to get drivers for it?
  10. Isn't this the prototype/test card for the Radeon Pro Vega 16 (and 20) used in the 2018/2019 Macbook Pro's? Quick google search: Radeon Pro Vega 16 - 16 CU- 75w TDP, 815 MHz base clock, 1190 MHz boost clock and 4 GB HBM2 with 307,2 GB/s of bandwidth.
  11. If you get another 2 sticks, both A1 - B1 and A2 - B2 would work in dual channel mode so it doesn't technically matter but it's still better to match the same sticks with each other since they are tested to work together. If you're not adding them right away, follow the manual instructions and move your current sticks to their correct positions so they work in dual channel mode (higher bandwith).
  12. They'll still work but right now your sticks are configured in single channel instead of dual channel.
  13. Just checking because that game causes the same symptoms as your system's having right now. Did you download asus aura directly from your motherboards support page? They have different aura versions and not each one is compatible with your motherboard. Another possibility might be other hardware with their own rgb software that's interfering with asus aura which happens quite often. Try deleting other rgb software one by one (if you have any) and see if that fixes asus aura (might have to reboot first).
  14. Did you recently download the Valorant beta by any chance? If you did, it's their Riot Vanguard causing issues with a lot of programs such as rgb software and monitoring tools. Try disabling their Vanguard and reboot, in some cases you need to completely delete it from your drive.
  15. Did you recently download the Valorant beta by any chance? If you did, it's their Riot Vanguard causing issues with a lot of programs such as rgb software and monitoring tools. Try disabling it or in my case I had to completely delete it from my drive for my programs to work as intended. If you're sure it's the windows update causing problems, revert back to an older version and see if that helps.