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About -rascal-


  • CPU
    FX-8350 @ 5.0GHz / Phenom II X6 1090T @ 4.1GHz
  • Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Crosshair V Formula 990FX
  • RAM
    12GB (4GB X 3) GSkill RipJawsX @ DDR3 1866 MHz
  • GPU
    Sapphire NITRO R9-Fury -- Two in Crossfire
  • Case
    Cooler Master HAF 932
  • Storage
    Samsung 850 EVO 500GB / Kingston V200+ 120GB / WD Caviar Black 1TB
  • PSU
    Corsair Enthusiast Series TX850 (V1)
  • Display(s)
    ASUS VS228H-P / Acer G215H / Sony Bravia 46" HDTV
  • Cooling
    Thermaltake Frio with push-pull config (w/ Antec Formula 7 nano-diamond thermal paste + CoolerMaster red LED JetFlo fans) / Swiftech H220
  • Keyboard
    Corsair K70 -- anodized black, red LEDs, and Cherry MX Brown switches
  • Mouse
    Logitech G9x
  • Sound
    Logitech X-540 5.1
  • Operating System
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64...Windows 10 Pro x64

Profile Information

  • Gender
  • Location
    Victoria BC, Canada
  • Interests
    Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution. Nuff said.
    Trail / Enduro / Downhill Mountain Biking
    Computers / Electronics / PCMasterRace
    Engineering / Science
  • Biography
    Electrical Engineering student -- Fourth year
    Electronics & Computer Engineering Technologist (Diploma + Advanced Diploma)
    Electronics Engineering Technician for the Canadian Department of National Defence
  • Occupation
    Electronics Engineering Technician / Student

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  1. GTX 1080 fps capped?

    From the looks of it, the GTX 1080 is working okay.. What CPU and motherboard are YOU using for your machine? Also remember, DRAM frequency (and timings more or less) have a significant impact in performance for Ryzen. For an example, a Ryzen system with DDR4-3200 memory will perform quite a bit better than the SAME Ryzen system with DDR4-2400.
  2. Can't decide between graphics cards

    Not worth it...not when you have newer, faster, more power efficient cards out there. The prices I mentioned were for NEW cards; if can shop for used, you could maybe get something even faster (e.g. GTX 1050?).
  3. Can't decide between graphics cards

    you are not going to have much fun with running a GT620. The Radeon HD 4670's were decent mainstream cards...back in 2008...but they aren't very good now. I would NOT recommend running Crossfire with two HD 4670's -- even for $72. As @asand1 mentioned, you are better of with a GT 1030 or RX-550 for $65 ~ $75 (maybe $80).
  4. 30 FPS Maximum

    The A10-9700 is on the 'Bristol Ridge' architecture, which is based on the older 'Bulldozer'/'Excavator' design (used on AM3+/FM2+), though it uses the AM4 socket. The CPU will have some bottleneck effect the GTX 1060, but not to the point where it will be capped at 30 ~ 35 FPS on older, or not as demanding games. @eddycuss Can you tell us what game(s) are you trying to run? What motherboard (make and model) do you have? Did you install all the necessary SATA/chipset/audio/USB drivers for your motherboard? Is your Operating System (Windows 10 I'm assuming) all up-to-date? EDIT: Sorry, just clicked on your profile, and saw you listed additional system information there. Motherboard: ASUS PRIME B350 PLUS PSU: Cougar VTX750 OS: Windows 10 Pro
  5. best rx 580 edition near under $300?

    Depends on what games you play, you may need to drop the graphics settings down to High from Ultra/Max to get your ~60 FPS. As for which sub $300 USD RX-580 to get... XFX RX 580 GTS 8GB UNLESS you can bump your budget up just a tiny bit, and get the MSi RX 580 Gaming X. Like a few mentioned, the RX-580 isn't quite up to task for 1440p Ultra settings gaming; you'll need to look at the GTX 1070 / Vega 56 level of cards.
  6. Noise...as in output voltage signal noise? (j/k j/k). Ktiguru had some noise testing results...top off at 35.8 dBA -- and that is with the PSU running at FULL all out 850W of load. In most situations, you'd be at the low 30dBA, or sub 30dBA range. https://www.kitguru.net/components/power-supplies/zardon/seasonic-focus-plus-gold-fx-850w-psu-review/5/
  7. BOOM. JonnyGuru already has you covered on the Seasonic FOCUS 850W PSU. 9.8/10. End of Job. http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story&reid=531
  8. My GTX 1060 is @ 0% usage when playing CSGO - Low FPS

    The GPU usage was JUST added into Task Manager with one of the recent Windows 10 updates -- this is not present in the past. I'm not surprised if it is buggy...going to need some time for Microsoft to patch it. To be honest, I wouldn't trust Task Manager for stuff like this...I'd rather stick to more reliable, tried and true, GPU monitoring software...
  9. Problems with screen

    Whaat? Can you give us more details about your system specifications, and monitor model and make? Are you seeing vertical lines or horizontal lines? What cable are you using to connect your computer to the monitor (e.g. DVI, HDMI, VGA, DisplayPort)? Did you check to make sure the cable to installed correctly (e.g. tighten the screws on the DVI/VGA connections)? Your monitor cable may be defective/dying; have you tried using a different cable?
  10. No display signal. please help

    Are you able to test GPU in another working computer? There could be a chance it is the CPU / motherboard...but better to rule our the GPU first.
  11. New Build or Upgrade?

    The i7-4790K is still plenty powerful. My brother is in a similar boat as you right now (i5-4690K, Vapor-X Radoen HD 7950)...and he's just planning to just upgrade his GPU. Choose the upgrade path: SSD, 500GB for sure If the GTX 1070 Ti prices are good, get that, otherwise, GTX 1080 8GB is not mandatory, but if you can get a 16GB kit for cheap, or can just add another 8GB, then go for it
  12. Is 3200 Ram the sweet spot?

    That's actually pretty good -- if you can get them at a good price. DDR4 3000 / 3200 with CAS 14 timings is where the price starts to climb compared to 3000/3200 CAS 15/16.
  13. Updating BIOS on Asus B350-F Gaming

    As @dave_k mentioned, it is advised to use a USB flash drive -- and must be properly formatted. Your motherboard has ASUS Crash Free BIOS, and EZ Flash, so it should be relatively pain-free. (These features only used to be found on high-end ASUS boards, but it looks like it has finally trickled down to entry level boards)
  14. Freezing issues with old PC

    There is a chance due to using an FX-8350 with a AM3+ motherboard with a weak VRM system. That AsRock 970 Extreme 3 R2.0 is a 4+1 configuration...and look at the tiny heatsink over the VRMs. Depends on what you are mostly using your secondary PC for, it may be better to just sell the FX-8350 + AsRock 970 Extreme 3. People are upgrading to Ryzen or Coffee Lake, so used 4th generation Haswell or Devil's Canyon i5/i7's should be showing up. It might be a good time to get a i5/i7 + Z87/Z97 motherboard for a good price.
  15. 60fps smooth, 70-100 fps laggy and 110+smooth

    What are you full system specifications (e.g. CPU, RAM, motherboard, PSU, etc)? What are your in-game settings for R6? In the frame time screenshot that you posted, what is the scale of the graph (e.g. what are the values for those peaks/spikes)? R6 is not a very demanding game, but depending on what graphical settings you are using, it CAN take a dip. It isn't so much of a GPU demanding game, so it is not a surprise if your GTX 760 is not pegged at 100%. Also...