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About -rascal-

  • Title
    Pin "H-3" on the AM3+ socket
  • Birthday 1992-06-12

Contact Methods

  • Steam
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Profile Information

  • Gender
  • Location
    Victoria BC, Canada
  • Interests
    Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution. Nuff said.
    Trail / Enduro / Downhill Mountain Biking
    Computers / Electronics / PCMasterRace
    Engineering / Science
  • Biography
    DM Characterization & Validation Engineer, Redlen Technologies, Inc.
    B.Eng Electrical Engineer, Specialization in Nanotechnology, and Digital & Embedded Systems
    Electronics & Computer Engineering Technologist (Diploma + Advanced Diploma)
  • Occupation
    DM Characterization & Validation Engineer


  • CPU
    Intel i7-8086K @ 5.1 GHz
  • Motherboard
    Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Master
  • RAM
    32GB (8GB X 4) G.Skill TridentZ / TridentZ RGB DDR4-3000 CL14
  • GPU
    Sapphire NITRO+ RX 5700 XT Special Edition
  • Case
    Phanteks Enthoo Luxe Tempered Glass Edition
  • Storage
    SanDisk SSD PLUS 480GB + Samsung 860 EVO 1TB
  • PSU
    EVGA SuperNOVA 850W P2
  • Display(s)
    2x ASUS MG248QR 144Hz
  • Cooling
    EKwb Custom Loop
  • Keyboard
    Corsair K70 / Thermaltake Tt Sports Poseidon
  • Mouse
    Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum
  • Sound
    Logitech X-540 5.1
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro x64
  • Laptop
    Lenovo ThinkPad T480

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  1. Phanteks P500A, or the Lian Li Lancool II Mesh are great choices. Lian Li actually TOOK Gamers' Nexus 'Tech Gezus' feedback to improve on the original Lancool II. Like they freakin' invited him to HQ to see if he's got more feedback. The Lian Li O11 Dynamic is not very good for air cooling. It is not compatible with tall air coolers -- limited to 155mm coolers... even the Cooler Master Hyper 212 Black Edition is too big to fit!! Like WTF... It is more designed to be a water cooling case. The Lian Li O11 Air isn't much better...because the chassis / frame is IDENTICAL to the O11 Dynamic.
  2. Same size that I need for mah SUV. Since you live in Montreal, it would be nice to know how they perform. (Deciding to go with All-Weather like the Michelin CrossClimate 2 or commit to full-on Winter tires; SUV is driven only in the Fall / Winter months anyways) Looking to swap the aging all-season Michelin Defender LTX M/S ... they just don't work the best when there is more snow / ice on the ground. Doesn't matter if you have S-AWC AWD or not ._. Spooky incident when it snowed here in the West Coast back in February this year.
  3. Computer Science is, can be a a degree in itself. Engineering is another degree there. That alone, 2x degrees, is MINIMUM 4 years EACH -- add in internship / co-op, and that extends your degree to ~6 years. You are already using up 8 years minimum just for school. That is with a Bachelors Degree in both; bumping up to a Master's Degree is minimum +2 years. Start-up company to up and running selling hardware like AMD / Intel / nVidia in 5 years? That's going to be tough. The company I work at now is ~15 years old, and NOWHERE near the level of said tech giants.
  4. You use the buttons PHYSICALLY on the monitor. Then you need to create a custom resolution profile through the nVidia drivers (?) for 4K 144 Hz. Looks like that is what LTT did. 5:40 ~ 5:50
  5. More pixels =/= Bigger size screen. You could have 40" and 1080p, 1440p, 4K, or 8K. If you are just showing an 8K image, or 8K video playback, you'll probably only use up ~2GB (or less?) of Video Memory (VRAM) or something.
  6. Uhhh... with a system like that, I would STRONGLY recommend that you upgrade the PSU with something of higher quality. 550W ~ 650W is still plenty, though .... just a less shady quality PSU.
  7. Curious why the BCLK was increased to 103 MHz. Did you try to do some manual overclocking? (You've got a i7-6700K, and should be overclocking the CPU by increasing the CPU Ratio anyways).
  8. Double check to make sure your CPU cooler is mounted properly...and that you use thermal paste. Also make sure the fan from the CPU cooler is connected to the CPU_Fan header.
  9. Ditto. i5-8250U, at "stock" is rated at 15W TDP, BUT can be configured DOWN to 10W, or UP to 25W. The i5-8250U (and similar CPUs) is usually put into low-powered and thinner notebooks / laptops, where battery up-time is priority. Example, my Lenovo ThinkPad T480 has a i5-8250U in there, and they advertise "up to" 14.5 hours of battery life (and ~30 hours with the larger battery pack).
  10. You noticed a significant temp change eh? I'm still rocking a S340 Elite for one of my secondary systems -- it's almost due for an overhaul. 275R Airlfow is a pretty nice case (built a Ryzen 3600 system for my cousin using that case last year)
  11. Just saw the picture of the case front. These updates are coming in too damn fast~!!
  12. Oh...well there you go. That answers the "higher" temperature question. A solid panel at the front...there goes great intake airflow.
  13. Able to get Task Manager to show per-core usage instead? (Work PC, so don't judge peasantry CPU) EDIT: Just saw your latest post. 4.3GHz, given that usage, and i7-8700's boost profile, 3 ~ 4 cores are active at a time. What computer case is that? Does it have a solid glass panel at the front or something? 80*C within reasonable GPU temperature range.
  14. Make sure you extract the .ZIP file, and copy JUST the .CAP BIOS file into the USB drive. Don't put it into a folder, etc -- just directly into the USB stick. If you did not rename the BIOS file, you cannot use the BIOS Flashback feature (e.g. BIOS button on the back of the motherboard). Instead you go into the UEFI BIOS menu, and update it through there. Follow the steps on Page 3-27 of your motherboard user manual
  15. Which make and model GTX 970 do you have? Depending on WHICH GTX 970 you have, it may have "0db Mode" or "Zero Fan" mode. The GPU fans are COMPLETELY off during light workloads, system is idling, or when the GPU temperature does not exceed 60*C.