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About Energycore

  • Title
    Birdwatcher and PSU enthusiast
  • Birthday 1870-01-28


  • CPU
    Intel Xeon E3-1240 (3.3-3.7 GHz Sandy Bridge)
  • Motherboard
    Gigabyte GA-H61M-S2V-B3
  • RAM
    2x4GB Corsair Valueselect DDR3-1333
  • GPU
    MSI RX 480 Gaming X 8GB
  • Case
    Cooler Master Elite 360
  • Storage
    120GB TR150, 1TB WDRE+
  • PSU
    Corsair CX450M
  • Display(s)
    AOC G2260VWQ6
  • Cooling
    CM Hyper 212 EVO (don't get one, it's bad value)
  • Keyboard
    Rosewill Apollo 9100 with Cherry Reds <3
  • Mouse
    Razer Abyssus 1800

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  • Location
    Bird in the pic: Ornate Hawk-Eagle
  • Interests
    And ragtime
    And birdwatching

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  1. Heads-up, GTX 1060 can't SLI
  2. You're right, but in general terms 3.6 and 3.9 are going to feel the same. No reason to ever get an i3-7100 or a 6100 for that matter.
  3. According to whom or what source?
  4. We need to look at reviews before assessing it, but since it's from Super Flower you can more or less buy it in the dark (I won't recommend it before I read a review though, I did the same with the Seasonic Prime Platinum / Gold, and those are high-end platforms from Seasonic)
  5. Sorry, can't discuss how to hackintosh.
  6. Heads up, response times below 10ms are indistinguishable from each other. They're like looking at 240fps or looking at 300fps. I would give you the well-reviewed AOC G2460PQU,3827.html If you want IPS on high-refresh monitors, you'll have to spend upwards of $500 unfortunately
  7. Repost ~Moved to Graphics Cards
  8. Nah a 4930K (is that a 6-core) still run well enough. Esp. if you're not a professional, you're not under the pressure of deadlines. Maybe grab a new high-performance SSD like a 500GB 960 Pro or 1TB 960 Evo
  9. Don't get such a big drive as boot drive, buy a 250GB SSD (if you want NVMe, the MyDigitalSSD is actually quite good and cheap), and you'll save buck like that while still having SSD performance. If you feel like you need more storage, just a good ole 2TB Hard Drive of any kind, you can put the games you're not currently playing there and move them around into the 850 Pro when you play them again.
  10. I think I don't know what you mean. For Nvidia cards, Freesync and non-Freesync monitors are the same, so if there's a nice monitor you're looking at that has Freesync, don't think about that. Think about the other features and performance. Theoretically the Freesync monitor is a little bit better because you can use it later if you upgrade to an AMD card.
  11. Screw it from outside No but I see what you mean. EK should have a list of compatible cases for 420mm or 480mm rads, thick or thin.
  12. Well 420s with 20 fpi will still outperform 360s with say 16. (And one will be enough for your setup). Fin denisty is not the be-all end-all for radiator performance. Thickness is probably more important.
  13. I'll change that to there's gotta be a cheaper case that can do a 480
  14. The one thing I feel like you're spending way too much on is that case. I'm sure there are $150 cases that support 2 360mm rads. So you can save $200 there. Otherwise a sound build if it's only for games.
  15. Well you should save money elsewhere, like on the RAM or on that $220 motherboard. Here's what a frugal build with 2 1080 Tis costs (before watercooling) PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant CPU: Intel Core i7-7700K 4.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($338.34 @ OutletPC) Motherboard: MSI Z270 GAMING PRO CARBON ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($139.99 @ Amazon) Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($119.88 @ OutletPC) Storage: ADATA Premier SP550 480GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($134.49 @ Newegg) Storage: Hitachi Ultrastar 7K4000 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.95 @ Amazon) Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB AMP Edition Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($699.99 @ Amazon) Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB AMP Edition Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($699.99 @ Amazon) Case: Corsair Carbide Clear 600C ATX Full Tower Case ($109.99 @ Newegg) Power Supply: Corsair RMx 1000W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($137.99 @ Newegg) Total: $2450.61 Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-04-28 23:19 EDT-0400 To that you can add a 1440p high refresh monitor whether that be Ultrawide or regular 16:9, and watercooling components. Or if you think 2 1080 Tis are overkill, you now have $700 in your pocket.