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About -rascal-

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


  • 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

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

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  1. Whats your favorite PC component

    M0th3rbOard jumper mein...Klassick...
  2. Cant connect to printer

    Windows 8 might actually not be supported. You might need to update onto Windows 8.1. A lot of support was dropped for Windows 8, as MS was trying to push people AWAY from it. Even AMD dropped their driver support for Windows 8 -- it was either Windows 7, 8.1, or 10.
  3. Z-370E vs. Z370-F

    Fair enough. Just the ROG/StriX marketing. The O.G. TUF boards were actually good, sad to see what had happened to them. ...P67 Sabertooth...Z77 Sabertooth...man... Now it's some B350 TUF board...thing...
  4. Giveaway: XFX RX580 8GB & PNY 240GB SSD

    Shiiiiiet I joined on September 11.... September 11, 2013...Linus' PAX Prime video...the year I thought about going for the first time, but backed out... (Would've saw him thar ) WD Red 4TB GIVEAWAY & PAX Giveaways!
  5. Water loop not filling

    Good eye, good eye. @JR88 Look at how the tubing for the GPU is hooked up. There only ONE of the ports are used; there's no in AND an out.
  6. I'd assume Intel would've made it fail-safe....a Coffee Lake CPU will have different notches so it won't physically fit in a 100 or 200-series motherboard. Welp...
  7. i7-8700K (or any Coffee Lake CPU) is on the same LGA 1151 socket as your i7-6700K, BUT it only works on 300-series motherboards. Your Z170 will not work with the i7-8700K; you will need a Z370 motherboard, unfortunately...
  8. Z-370E vs. Z370-F

    Yes, correct. The Z370-E has wireless built into the motherboard. It will be redundant -- you only need one or the other. Visually, aside form the different overall colour, the Z370-E is exactly the same as the Z370-F, but with built-in Wi-Fi. VRM should be the same.
  9. graphics card not functioning

    What power supply do you have (brand, make, and model) ? The "spec" for a PCI-E 6-pin connector is 75W, while a 8-pin is double that, at 150W. You can get one of those 2 PCI-E 6-pin to 1 PCI-E 8-pin adapters...something like this: https://www.amazon.com/GutsParker-6-Pin-Female-8-Pin-Cable/dp/B01N3T6C2K It is STRONGLY recommended that you use/get a power supply that has native PCI-E 8 (or 6+2) pin support. Power supplies (AKA PSUs) with just a single 6-pin connector are usually on the lower power output side (e.g. 400W or under).
  10. graphics card not functioning

    That's why! You need a PCI-E 8-pin power connector for the GTX 1080 -- not a PCI-E 6-pin. Those two extra pins are mandatory; not optional. You can either use a PCI-E 8-pin or a PCI-E 6+2 pin connector.
  11. Z-370E vs. Z370-F

    What is wrong with the H-board? The Z370-H is suppose to be the cheaper alternative. You get cut-down features, and a less rigorous VRM system. The price gaps between the E, F, and H are priced so they are ~$20 apart
  12. Z-370E vs. Z370-F

    You can't just call ASUS out like that on the Z370-H ...JJ will come after you
  13. GTX 1050 Ti actually does okay on High graphics settings. You see ~30 FPS increase with a GTX 1060 3GB, both minimum and average. 44 GPUs benchmarked for Fortnite: https://www.techspot.com/article/1557-fortnite-benchmarks/
  14. Z-370E vs. Z370-F

    Looks like they did mix the two up... 'E' and 'F' right after one another on the alphabet list... gotta cut them some slack.
  15. You should have probably started a new thread since this one has been inactive for a while. Anyways, there should be a setting or two in the UEFI to disable this. What motherboard are you using?