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About Cryptonite

  • Title
    Proud 21:9 monitor owner
  • Birthday 1993-06-29

Profile Information

  • Gender
  • Location
    South Africa
  • Interests
    God, Anime, Computers, Technology, Food, Sleep, the rest depends on with who.
  • Biography
    I am an anime Otaku. I am not afraid to speak my mind so most people hate me because of my honesty.
    one of my all time favorite AMV's remastered. http://youtu.be/Cb04XOycFc4
  • Occupation
    Owner of Internet cafe / pc repair shop


  • CPU
    i7 5960X @ 4GHz
  • Motherboard
    Asus Deluxe X99
  • RAM
    16 GB Ram DDR4 running @ 1866 MHz (CPU bound)
  • GPU
    Asus Strix GTX 1070
  • Case
    Coolermaster CM Storm Trooper
  • Storage
    Samsung 950 Pro 512 GB SSD; 5x 2 TB seagate 7200 rpm HDDs; 1x 2 TB WD Purple
  • PSU
    700 watt Huntkey
  • Display(s)
    Acer S277HK 4K Monitor
  • Cooling
    Corsair H115i
  • Keyboard
    Corsair K95 Mechanical
  • Mouse
    Logitech G502
  • Sound
    5.1 Logitech X530
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro (x64)

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  1. Cryptonite

    for 1080P which card to buy RTx 2080 or RTx 2070?

    some games do not really care about the CPU and only need raw Graphics card power. in those games they won't even care that you only have a 4770. They will take advantage of the 2080 and give more fps. Then later when you get the zen 2 your games that performed almost the same as with the 2070 because of your cpu will also start performing better because the cpu is able to keep up. Going with the 2080 will never be bottlenecked to the point where it is weaker than a 2070 in the same kind of setup that is.
  2. Cryptonite

    for 1080P which card to buy RTx 2080 or RTx 2070?

    but you yourself said you will get zen 2 when it comes out. at least then you don't have to go and buy yet another gpu again. also even if the cpu bottlenecks it a tad it will still juice out more performance than the 2070 and in non cpu limited games the fps gain will be greater
  3. Cryptonite

    for 1080P which card to buy RTx 2080 or RTx 2070?

    buy the 2080 if you have the money for it. You will get more fps out of it so for your 144hz monitor it's a better choice incase a new game comes out and the 2070 maybe struggles a tad or barely able to keep those fps high enough for you.
  4. Cryptonite

    Rtx 2060 or 1060 900p 60fps

    gtx 1060, RX 570 or anything up from there would be fine since you'll lower graphics in any case if they are not so don't stress too much and pick up the best bargain you can find.
  5. Hey man, not sure how correct I am but the way I've always seen XMP was like the RAM manufacturer would test timings and speeds on the ram, find a nice stable speed with good timings for each chip and mark the xmp profile. like a saved state for the ram essentially. It's probably more like they apply an xmp profile and run it through automated tests in the factory and which tests they pass and which xmp profile they hit stability at would be the different speeds we get? I might be totally off though. but XMP seems to me like a guaranteed state for specific chips to overclock to. I mean buying a 2400 MHz chip doesn't mean it can't run at a higher speed but it might have not hit the timings the company want the higher speed to run at so it got labled at 2400 MHz / it only passed a certain speed on certain memory controllers but not all of the simulated ones, so a higher speed can't be guaranteed. That's what I would think goes on. How else would they be certain that a chip can handle whatever it is they put the XMP profile to. Side note: I recently moved over to a AMD Ryzen 5 1600 (using the Asrock Taichi X470) because my NVME drive had a lot of trouble on my Asus Deluxe X99 board (paired with 5960X) . and it's the first time I'm able to get the xmp profile to run stable without any issues. I could get the deluxe board to run XMP on their latest bios but then NVME would not work at all. I think it's an Asus bios issue for most of their xmp issues. certain timings still picking up as auto or smth else than the xmp profile is supposed to override them to.
  6. Cryptonite

    gpu brand help

  7. Cryptonite

    gpu brand help

    Zotac is better than gigabyte
  8. personally I removed my entire PCIe Slot and clipped off the pins with a sharp scissor or smth to make sure there is no chance of accidental contact. afterwards it just almost looks like there was an open lane they didn't put a PCIe in. I actually did this, the X99 Deluxe I have in my rig I got for free since the pins were smooshed together and shorted out the board, I just clipped all the pins off and the board worked.
  9. Cryptonite

    gpu brand help

    Zotac imho the Gigabyte is not worth the extra $25 Zotac isn't half bad anyways.
  10. you were out by 1 fps on each. 39 and 33 vs your estimated 38 and 32
  11. Asus Strix GTX 1070 was the best buy of my build, seriously it's impressing me at 4k. it's trading blows with a guy here in town's EVGA 1080 FTW. his card can't Overclock since RSA is so hot that piece of toaster wops up to 80 degrees like nothing. As for my 1070 it's running around at low rpms with temps in the 60s to low 70s overclocked :D

    Enjoying the performance, even 30+ fps seems very smooth on this screen though :o  atm watchdogs 2 is the game that eats at my card the most with max settings I only get 32-36 fps while the 1080 gets 31-38 fps... The longer I play the lower the frames drop on EVGA's stupid thermal solution though.

    1. SupremeGOAT


      how much did you pay for it?


    2. WikiForce



      even 30+ fps seems very smooth on this screen though

      do you have a g-sync monitor?

    3. Cryptonite


      7300 Zar for the 1070 vs the 1080 11 000+ Zar

      at the time that I bought it which is about a year and a half ago.


      No it's not a g-sync monitor. it's a Acer S277HK 4K IPS LED Monitor - 27" I got for free since the powerbank kept blowing a cap even if he bought a new one. I just use a powerbank with a little more max Ampage still from Acer though. Been using it for almost a year like this now, no issues at all.

  12. Cryptonite

    Ryzen 5 or 7

    save cash ~same performance go R5 1600
  13. if I had any reason to I'd already be rocking a Ryzen cpu and upgrade the cpu later on. However with my x99 mobo and xeon cpu I do not see myself upgrading very soon.
  14. Cryptonite


    wow, you should just blow your money however you want then. Fanboys are fanboys I really do not even want to consider helping you but against my better judgement I'll tell you to go for the 8700k. blow up your wallet.
  15. wait, misha collins like from supernatural? he's a dude btw