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About ATFink

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  • Birthday 1996-04-27

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    lol... only for Crysis 3
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    Denver area of Colorado
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    Gaming, Biking, Hiking, Building, Tinkering, Design, Welding, Tesla, SpaceX, Research, LTT, etc
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    I don't see why anyone would care about my life just yet. Profile is still tiny.
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  • CPU
    i7 4790k @ 4.7 GHz
  • Motherboard
    ASUS z97-A
  • RAM
    4x8 GB 1600 MHz Corsair Vengence
  • GPU
    XFX RX 580 4GB
  • Case
    NZXT S340 Elite
  • Storage
    Evo 840 120 gb, Evo 840 240 GB, Crucial MX300 525 GB, and 1 Tb 7200 rpm Seagate
  • PSU
    Corsair HX850 80+ gold
  • Display(s)
    LG 29UM68-P
  • Cooling
    Corsair h100i
  • Keyboard
    Roccat Ryos MK FX
  • Mouse
    Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum
  • Sound
    Sennheiser HD6XX
  • Operating System
    Windows 10

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  1. That's not true. Ryzen is just fine. What is the refresh rate of your monitor?
  2. ATFink

    $400 gaming PC guide

    Get an rx 570, way faster and cheaper than a 1050ti. https://pcpartpicker.com/products/video-card/#c=380,392&sort=price&page=1 Yes, I know the nVidia card in this video is a 1060 3gb, this further proves my point since the rx 570 trades blows with a 1060 which is a lot faster than a 1050 ti.
  3. ATFink

    Should I sell my steam account?

    I don't see the point unless you'll never play those games again. You might as well wait anyways with 7nm Ryzen on the horizon.
  4. Aluminum is great at conducting heat, just not as good as copper.
  5. Copper can conduct heat about 50% better than Aluminum, but aluminum is better at dissipating heat through thermal radiation (not the cancer kind). Actively cooled radiators mostly cool their target components by conducting heat from the target component to the block, conducting and convecting heat from the block to a liquid (usually water), conducting and convecting that heat from the liquid to the radiator fins, and convecting the heat from the radiator fins to air + radiating the heat from the fins to elsewhere (surface area of everything in the line of sight of the radiator fins). As fan speed drops closer to 0 (with more radiators and fans for large loops) Aluminum's ability to better radiate heat may begin to give it an edge in certain conditions (due to less convection from slower velocity air) at the very last point in the cycle (when the radiator fins have a chance to radiate heat to elsewhere). This does not change the fact that copper will absolutely be dominant in the first three stages of the cooling cycle (component -> block, block -> liquid, liquid -> fins). I haven't done the math to figure out at what point in several conditions slower air speed would allow a surface coating of Aluminum on copper fins to surpass Copper in heat transfer at the last stage in the cooling cycle, but it'll probably be at too low a fan speed to matter anyways. TLDR: Copper is almost always better in actively cooled systems like a custom loop. Everything that touches water will benefit from copper, but plating the outside of the copper radiator fins (as long as the plating does not touch water) with something that's good at radiating heat (not necessarily conducting, but that'd help a lot) for low speed speed fans in huge loops might not be a bad idea to test out. Again, DON'T LET COPPER AND ALUMINUM TOUCH WATER IN THE SAME LOOP < corrosion
  6. ATFink

    $1000 PC

    1) You have no peripherals and want them on the lists we generate, or you already have all your peripherals and want none on the lists we generate. 2) Do you include your monitor as a peripheral? (If you quote me please delete this line and the following ones in the quote, I don't want to take up to much thread space) That is not how RAM works. Within the scope of gaming, sometimes 8 GB of VRAM (built onto GPU PCB, not bought separately) can saturate when a game is loading multiple very highly detailed textures (usually requires game mods to increase texture resolution to this point), but VRAM is not system RAM. System RAM will not be affected by VRAM (unless you have less VRAM than the instance calls for at which point higher frequency RAM may help, but that is totally not the point of this comment and does not relate to quantity of RAM anyways). TLDR: Monitor resolution does not affect system RAM requirements. You are straight up wrong! @DuckmanIV DO NOT LISTEN TO THIS! More watts DOES NOT always = more better. !!!!!!!!WRONG!!!!!!!! @SidM is absolutely positively incorrect! Almost entirely yes, but it depends on the game. I run 2560x1080 instead of 1920x1080 and I usually reach the maximum framerate of my monitor at 75 Hz. Just make sure Hairworks is OFF in Witcher III.
  7. SSD: I think you meant to say 860 EVO since that's what is in your parts list, and yes, the 970 EVO is MUCH faster than the 860 EVO. SSD's are so fast already you might or might not notice a difference, but in terms of performance the 970 EVO is significantly faster than the 860 EVO. Refer to this thread for your decision: Thermal pad: The Hyper 212 evo comes with pre-applied thermal paste. Getting a $10 pad is unnecessary since the thermal paste that's already pre-applied is fine. Since your 7700 can't overclock the 212 evo shouldn't have any problems keeping the CPU cool. If you really want to spend the extra $10 spend it on a better air cooler instead of the graphite pad. You'd see more benefit that way even though it's very unnecessary. Again, I suggest just sticking with the 212 evo.
  8. ATFink

    64 core AMD Rome CPU

    No, I was being conservative since I didn't know if the presentation was referring to 12nm Ryzen or 14nm Ryzen. I think the presentation was referring to 14nm Ryzen since that's the node first generation EPYC is on. If that is the case 7nm Ryzen for consumers will have ~20% IPC gain instead of 25% over latest Ryzen processors for desktop. If Intel ever releases 10nm (at this point I'm not sure anything substantial will come, but I'm keeping an open mind) I think it will be very competitive with Ryzen on a performance metric (and completely ignoring cost).
  9. Just a heads up, the case you chose does not support an optical drive. Keep in mind your budget is $259 when looking at all the parts you have not bought yet instead of your stated $230. Here is a list I created for you: PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant Type Item Price CPU Intel - Core i7-7700 3.6 GHz Quad-Core Processor Purchased For $0.00 CPU Cooler Cooler Master - Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $24.89 @ OutletPC Motherboard MSI - B250 PC MATE ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $79.99 @ Amazon Memory Patriot - Signature Line 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory Purchased For $0.00 Storage Samsung - 970 Evo 250GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $87.99 @ Amazon Storage Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive Purchased For $0.00 Video Card Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6 GB Mini ITX OC Video Card Purchased For $0.00 Case Phanteks - Eclipse P350X (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $62.50 @ Amazon Power Supply EVGA - SuperNOVA G2 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply Purchased For $0.00 Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts Total (before mail-in rebates) $265.37 Mail-in rebates -$10.00 Total $255.37 Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-11-07 12:31 EST-0500 Storage: I changed the case and the SSD. Not much more for a 970 EVO (which is a LOT faster) so I chose that. Case: I will never buy ThermalFAKE products on principal and advise others don't as well. They take existing designs and without any agreements they steal the design and make them in China for cheaper. Hard to pursue legal options for operations in China and businesses in the North American hemisphere get scalped. Feel free to ignore my sentiments since the case is probably fine functionally (besides the fact that it does not have an optical drive and you seem to want one). I changed the case to a Phanteks P350X which I'd argue is a better case. I prefer the cable management features Phanteks provides and the case style, but those are just opinions. The front panel of the P350X appears to breathe a lot more than the ThermalFAKE case (potentially better thermals... but I have no data on this, just an observation).The P350X has RGB to boot. To be fair the P350X does not come with a optical drive slot either. Motherboard: There are lots of cheaper motherboards you could buy, but I don't know enough about Kaby lake motherboards to make any suggestions. There is an MSI H270 motherboard listed on PCParPicker for cheaper than your listed B250 motherboard though. Other stuff: No need for the graphite thermal pad. The Hyper 212 EVO is fine. Already covered earlier but the SSD mounting bracket is completely unnecessary.
  10. ATFink

    64 core AMD Rome CPU

    There's lots of speculation now that IPC will improve 20%. Intel single-thread advantage? Gone.
  11. ATFink

    AMD might announce their new CPU lineup on Tuesday

    AMD mentioned 0.5x power at same performance as expected, but only 1.25x performance at the same power. That means a 100% increase in power for 7 nm will only result in 25% more performance. What's up with the drop in expected CPU gains? Linear scaling would dictate 100% increase in performance at the same power, not a 25% increase. What is the 1.25x performance at same power and 0.5x power for same performance compared to for reference? Does 7 nm have bad frequency scaling? Is core count going to remain the same, but heavy overclocking possible (confused since servers will NOT overclock)?
  12. ATFink

    I NEED SUGESTIONS!!! is this ok?

    Up to 5: That doesn't mean you should put 5 fans in the build. 3 is fine (2 intake at front with 1 exhaust at rear). More fans = more noise, unless you're water cooling (then more fans at lower rpm is better). If you really want to fill all fan locations (you shouldn't unless you're really overclocking something mean or making a custom water loop) I advise you do some research to make sure you're not actually restricting proper airflow in the case (Level1Techs and Gamers Nexus YouTube channels have some informative fan setup videos).
  13. ATFink

    I NEED SUGESTIONS!!! is this ok?

    PCPartPicker always way overestimates power draw. There is already incredible headroom with this system even if you use a POS 450 watt 80+ unit since this system won't be overclocked. The unit I listed is actually very overkill in this build. @King_Dos don't get a POS PSU, bad power regulation can damage parts in the long run and PSU life expectancy isn't the greatest with cheap units. The unit I listed should last a long time. PSUs are very important to spec up since they do have the potential to fry your whole system if something goes catastrophically wrong.
  14. ATFink

    I NEED SUGESTIONS!!! is this ok?

    Not even close. Remember, OP has no plans to overclock. You can expect an r5 2600 to pull 81.8 watts in heavy load scenarios when stock (https://us.hardware.info/reviews/8267/14/amd-ryzen-5-2600-review-the-most-interesting-ryzen-2-power-consumption). I don't expect a first time casual overclocker to make the 2600 pull upwards 120 watts in regualr workloads (without spiking the voltage to dangerous levels), but again, OP has no plans to overclock. Good luck getting a gtx 1070ti to pull more than 250 watts when overclocking (https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/nvidia-geforce-gtx-1070-ti-8gb,5311-16.html) Again, OP has no plans to overclock. Lets be VERY generous and say that somehow the OP will constantly run a synthetic torture test on both the GPU and CPU while both are overclocked, and then give some extra headroom... say 150 watts on CPU and 280 watts on GPU (both unrealistic). Lets also say the rest of the system consumes 25 watts (it won't but we're being extreme here). Total system power in this absurd scenario is 455 watts. I honestly doubt OP will ever draw even 300 watts with this setup ever (since OP has no plans to overclock). Also, the Corsair RM550x is continuously rated for 550 watts, that is not a maximum rating. This means even a decent 550 watt PSU is overkill for this setup.The only reason I didn't choose a weaker PSU than 550 watts is because the cost benefit of getting a less powerful unit is not significant and there is overhead in case he upgrades the CPU and/or GPU to more power hungry components in the future.