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About phoon

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  • Birthday 1999-07-22

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Profile Information

  • Gender
  • Location
    Ottawa, Ontario
  • Interests
    Gaming, anime and Tech
  • Occupation
    University Student (Comp. Sys Eng.)


  • CPU
    Intel i7-6700k
  • Motherboard
    Asus Z170-A
  • RAM
    Corsair LED (white) 32 GB (4x8GB)
  • GPU
    Asus Strix GTX 1080
  • Case
    Phanteks Eclipse P300 Tempered Glass
  • Storage
    Samsung 960 EVO M.2 250GB
  • PSU
    Corsair CS550M
  • Display(s)
    Asus MG248Q
  • Cooling
    Corsair H100i v2
  • Keyboard
    Corsair Strafe MX cherry blue
  • Mouse
    Corsair M60 FPS RGB
  • Sound
    Corsair Void USB
  • Operating System
    Windows 10
  • PCPartPicker URL

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  1. These are tests done on 10 and 20 series GPUs, with the 3000 series GPUs I believe the bottlenecking gap will worsen since CPU now needs to catch up to the GPU
  2. Yes definitely bottlenecked. Linus said it in his last review video. Edit: he said that if you don't pair it with the most high end Gaming cpu you might be leaving a lot of performance on the table. We both have cpus from the same gen although yours is much more powerful than my 6700k we still lag behind.
  3. Budget (including currency): 1000 CAD + Whatever I can sell my system for Country: Canada Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for: Everything Gaming & Light engineering workloads Other details (existing parts lists, whether any peripherals are needed, what you're upgrading from, when you're going to buy, what resolution and refresh rate you want to play at, etc): Well first of all I need a suggested selling price for my current system: PCPartPicker Part List Type Item Price CPU Intel Core i7-6700K 4 GHz Quad-Core Processor $519.00 @ Amazon Canada CPU Cooler Corsair H60 (2018) 57.2 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $104.99 @ Amazon Canada Motherboard Asus ROG STRIX Z270i GAMING Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard $200.00 Memory Corsair Vengeance LED 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 CL15 Memory $150.00 Storage Samsung 970 Evo 250 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $150.00 Storage Seagate BarraCuda 120 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive $139.99 @ Amazon Canada Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $59.50 @ Vuugo Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 1080 8 GB STRIX Video Card $600.00 Case Phanteks Evolv Shift Air Mini ITX Tower Case $100.00 Power Supply Corsair SF 750 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully Modular SFX Power Supply $219.99 @ Canada Computers Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts Total $2243.47 Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-09-28 18:54 EDT-0400 ***Parts like PSU, Cooler, Case and Seagate SSD are bought new, only one month old The system I would like to purchase: PCPartPicker Part List Type Item Price CPU Intel Core i9-10850K 3.6 GHz 10-Core Processor $599.00 @ Canada Computers CPU Cooler Corsair H115i RGB PLATINUM 97 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $229.99 @ Corsair Motherboard Asus ROG MAXIMUS XII HERO (WI-FI) ATX LGA1200 Motherboard $498.75 @ Vuugo Memory Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 32 GB (4 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 CL15 Memory $229.00 @ Canada Computers Storage Samsung 970 Evo 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $221.99 @ PC-Canada Storage Crucial P1 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $138.75 @ Vuugo Storage Seagate BarraCuda 4 TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive $114.75 @ Vuugo Video Card NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 10 GB Founders Edition Video Card $1000.00 Case Corsair Crystal 680X RGB ATX Mid Tower Case $329.99 @ Corsair Power Supply Corsair HX Platinum 750 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $209.99 @ Amazon Canada Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts Total $3572.21 Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-09-28 19:04 EDT-0400 If you guys could suggest a fair selling price for my current system, as well as any comments/suggestions for my new parts list. Thank you in advance!
  4. Hey everyone, Since my macbook pro is sprouting problems by the day, I'm trying to do this, which is install macOS catalina on my PC, hopefully everything goes smoothly: https://github.com/foxlet/macOS-Simple-KVM But I remember when LTT made a video on the same concept but with high sierra, he had 2 dedicated GPUs in his system. Now I only have a single GTX 1080. So I'm wondering if i'll face any issues if I didn't have a second dedicated GPU. Issues like being unable to assign the GTX 1080 to the VM. If this is an issue is there any possibility to boot from my iGPU (i7-6700k), to have the dedicated GPU available for assignment (OR if this is not necessary). Thank you in advance!
  5. Yes, only eBay has a decent selection. Was wondering how trust worthy sellers are? I've always been sceptical about eBay sellers.
  6. Yep I checked all compatible chipsets
  7. Yeah eBay has some good stuff but it's mostly from china and they ask like +200 USD plus expensive shipping. I'd rather buy new
  8. Hey guys, I needed to buy a mini itx board for my i7-6700k but the only boards for it from newegg or Canada computers w/ an m.2 slot is an Asus or gigabyte h110: https://www.newegg.ca/p/N82E16813128899 https://www.newegg.ca/p/N82E16813132717 Currently I'm using an asus z170a ATX board thats running the i7 at stock speeds. Cuz my CPU won't overclock for sh*t, sad me :(. I saw an Asus z170i mini itx but with taxes and shipping they want $400 for it...I'll pass. Are there any disadvantages or road blocks that I'll hit while switching? My system specs are down here vvvvvv Thank you in advance!
  9. Hey guys, I've done a bit of research but couldn't conclude. I know Linus finds these weird adapter connectors like a PCI-E to M.2, but I was wondering if there is a such thing as a male M.2 connector to female thunderbolt. I think it's plausible unless a regular M.2 on a motherboard doesn't have enough bandwidth to rate at thunderbolt capable. The scenario is that I have a mini-itx board with 2 m.2 slots, 1 m.2 ssd, and 0 PCI-E slots available since the only x16 slot is used but a graphics card. I would like to use this secondary m.2 slot as a way to plug in my thunderbolt hub. Just curious, Thanks
  10. I wanna see how performance changes and if it does when using different motherboards with the same cpu and components. So for example an i7 6700k on H110, B150, H170, Z170, Z270, H270 and H250 motherboards. It would be nice to compare performance per price range in non-OC testing, stock Intel performance, if it matters having a high-end/mid-end/low-end Z170 motherboard. Would be interesting... Thoughts?
  11. So I just OC'd my Strix 1080 and wanted to test out Witcher 3 performance on it. Um, I know I'm supposed to use GPU-Z or another monitoring software but isn't task manager also supposed to show me that my GPU is being used. I mean 1% usage seems to me that the game is running off my iGPU on my 6700k. If the answer is the obvious one where task manager doesn't display directx11 usage then just laugh at me but don't insult me. But if I've been playing the game on my iGPU this whole time I swear I'll pop a blood vessel. Thank You in Advance!
  12. Sick so I guess I'll OC my GPU thx boys!
  13. hhahaha looool, could you link a video for me please. Thank you
  14. I think its for people with money who want their desktop and laptop in one device and don't mind the bulk. My PHD engineering teacher has a THICC alienware gaming laptop and he's in his 40s lol. I don't like them personally cuz they're bulky and they're not slick. I like a nice setup at home for gaming and productivity and a slick high performing laptop like a 2020 XPS 13 when I'm on the go. Everything needs to be balanced.
  15. I know but I want to run witcher 3 on high at 1080p @144fps but its not good enough to reach it. Even with G-sync It's still a bit "not there" in smoothness it averages around ~110 fps