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KarathKasun

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    KarathKasun got a reaction from DrMacintosh in Best GPU as of 2019 for my CPU   
    Using a RX 470 on an i7-2600k@stock and its not generally not bottlenecked.  Overclocking the CPU to 4.4ghz helps some, but not a ton.
     
    i5 will limit a bit more because of no HT, but should be fine for most games.
  2. Agree
    KarathKasun got a reaction from DrMacintosh in Best GPU as of 2019 for my CPU   
    RX 570, in the US dont spend more than ~$130.
     
    The CPU will be a limiting factor sometimes, but it depends on the game.
     
    If the tower only has half height slots, you are boned.
  3. Agree
    KarathKasun reacted to 191x7 in Upgrading my GPU need bottlenecking advice   
    Yes, I am stating that. An unlocked 4-core bottlenecks modern cards. That is a fact. Also, bottlenecking does not equal problems, it equals frame drops, lower GPU utilization, stutters, lower minimal fps, and a bad frame time graph.
     
    An i5 9400f is a 6-core, not a 4-core. And that i5 9400f outperforms an i7 6700. And the use cases where games can use more than 4 threads aren't that rare anymore.
    Also, the R9 390 isn't that weak. It's hotter and draws more power, but it performs in the RX 570 to RX 590 range depending on the game.
     
    And also, not everything is in the average and max framerate, framerate consistency and frame pacing are even more important.
  4. Funny
    KarathKasun got a reaction from dgsddfgdfhgs in Upgrading my GPU need bottlenecking advice   
    i7-6700k should be a first goal IMHO.
  5. Agree
    KarathKasun reacted to rice guru in nvidias 7nm gpus coming in 2020?   
    my 1060 holds up pretty decently in 2019 games and if not holding up well is the latest titles on max settings at 1440p to 4k yes the 1660 wont hold up well. don't go by what you hear go by what your experiencing and if you don't feel like your frame rate is enough for the games you are currently playing not the games you want to play in the future then upgrade. then in the future when a game comes out say cyberpunk 2077 and yhe 1660 can't handle it to the standards you want them to then you can look into upgrading. thats the way I evaluate things though. 
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    KarathKasun reacted to TheKDub in Not a gaming (potato interms of gaming )   
    I don't know if I'd call those the "best components of its time". If anything they're pretty low-end.
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    KarathKasun got a reaction from XR6 in 8GB vs 16GB Ram worth it   
    Are you using a web browser while gaming?
    How about Discord or a music streaming app?
     
    If so, the extra RAM helps.
    In a few games it helps regardless, especially with in game hitching/loading.
  8. Agree
    KarathKasun reacted to Semper in So how much did you boost your steam level?   
    I've honestly forgotten that steam profiles have a "level" attached to them.

    They're largely meaningless, much the same as achievements are (to me, at least.)
  9. Informative
    KarathKasun got a reaction from DaoNayt in Jagged Shadows,Pop in,Low LOD and jagged aa   
    It could be invalid output of the shader compiler for some reason, or maybe a timing problem.  I know that some motherboards implement HPET/system timer in non-standard ways, perhaps this is part of it?  Maybe it is a result of variation in timing from oscillators on GPU/MB caused by EMI.
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    KarathKasun got a reaction from FarAwayFromTheSun in Jagged Shadows,Pop in,Low LOD and jagged aa   
    Yep.  It gets even worse as your screen size goes up.  1080p @ 30" is horribly aliased in many cases where 1080p @ 15" on my laptop looks great.
     
    Pixel size is important, as is pixel spacing... and both get worse as screen size goes up.
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    KarathKasun got a reaction from FarAwayFromTheSun in Jagged Shadows,Pop in,Low LOD and jagged aa   
    Not to mention that FXAA isnt actual anti-aliasing.  Its just an image space blur effect.
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    KarathKasun got a reaction from FarAwayFromTheSun in Jagged Shadows,Pop in,Low LOD and jagged aa   
    Halos/outlines around text are caused by a sharpening filter on your monitor generally.  If you are using VGA, a bad cable can cause a shadow effect where colors dont line up properly.
     
    Visible LOD transitions can be caused by improper mipmapping/filtering.  LOD offset can also cause this.
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    KarathKasun got a reaction from Tristerin in Water cooled pi 4   
    There are kits specific for the Pi that use 1/4OD (fishtank aerator size) tubing.
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    KarathKasun got a reaction from XR6 in My second attempt at planning this rig   
    Not to mention that it matches or exceeds the V64 if you max out its power limit.
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    KarathKasun got a reaction from the_jonas in What is the smartest upgrade for a fx amd system?   
    When it comes to FX... YES.
     
    FX single core performance is Core 2 Duo/Quad level.
     
    Resolution will not go up, that is GPU.  But minimum FPS/hitching will be greatly improved.
  16. Informative
    KarathKasun got a reaction from Boinbo in My second attempt at planning this rig   
    Not to mention that it matches or exceeds the V64 if you max out its power limit.
  17. Informative
    KarathKasun got a reaction from the_jonas in What is the smartest upgrade for a fx amd system?   
    Cheapest upgrade is to get a used i7-3770k and Z77 board.  Uses same memory but gives much better single thread performance for games and low thread count tasks.  Single thread performance will climb by ~50% while 8 thread performance will go up by ~10%.
     
    The 3770k can generally hit 4.5ghz as well.
     
    Beyond that, R5 2600 will nearly double your "full load" performance.  R5 3600 adds another 15% or so on top of that.
  18. Agree
    KarathKasun got a reaction from Fasauceome in A kid asked me to build him a gaming PC for 450 usd   
    That is something else entirely.
  19. Agree
    KarathKasun reacted to Daniel Z. in A kid asked me to build him a gaming PC for 450 usd   
    Often times wattage isn't the biggest part, it's quality. A 700w Raidmax unit would work much worse than a 450 watt Corsair CXM.
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    KarathKasun got a reaction from Fasauceome in Overclocking a 2600k   
    Voltage and multiplier.
     
    You are at the limit of that chip/cooler combo though.
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    KarathKasun got a reaction from Ahmet Alhurmuzy in HDMI on motherboard not working with my monitor   
    You need a G series CPU to use the motherboard video outputs.  R3 2200G or R5 2400G.
  22. Agree
    KarathKasun reacted to Boinbo in HDMI on motherboard not working with my monitor   
    You should be connecting it to your GPU.
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    KarathKasun reacted to KingCry in HDMI on motherboard not working with my monitor   
    The 2600x does not have on board video so the HDMI will display nothing. 
    You need to run a dedicated Graphics Card to display video with that CPU.
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    KarathKasun reacted to GuruOfNothing in Want to make a server to host games, could you guys help me make sure the parts are compatible   
    I know this thread is starting to age but I gotta chip in my 2 cents...
     
    It sounds like the OP has little to no experience managing a piece of hardware that is going to connect a bunch of people together in a manageable, stable and protected way. Sticking some crap parts in a box and connecting it to the internet with a wing and a prayer is really kind of a dumb idea. If you are building it to serve for a pile of people that come to your house to game until they stink of Funyuns and flop sweat, well then get after it! But if you are thinking you are going to be the cool kid with a kick ass server that everyone in your friends list on Facebook will revere... you are WAAAY in over your head. Building the box is barely the least of your worries. Especially if you are planning on storing some "personal files" on it. Best intentions don't stop hackers, angry dickheads with more time than common sense and the generally nefarious intended that are going to be accessing your gear. There is a serious reason why the ones that host big game servers do so on remote hardware, usually hosted in an AWS facility or the likes, and they have far more than the average MAC users knowledge of networking, internet security, hosting and server management. Just because it can be done piss poorly doesn't mean it should be done.
     
    I would like to say I am not trying to disuade the OP from creating his/her own server because it sounds like a great idea at this moment... but that is not the case. You don't put a Koi pond in a homeless encampment and expect the residents to not eat the fish and shit in it when you are not looking. Just because you can learn anything on YouTube doesn't mean it isn't going to end badly. Just sayin'
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    KarathKasun reacted to WoodenMarker in Custom Water Loop Performance Increases   
    A static temperature difference isn't a consistent way to measure cooling performance. As load rises, the temp difference increases when comparing the same set of coolers.
    At the end of the day, coolers don't perform exactly the same. One is better and the other is worse.  
    Just because the load isn't heavy enough to separate the performance doesn't mean they're the same.
    It's similar to how the temp difference at idle could be the same for a Hyper 212 Evo and the NH-D14 yet the NH-D14 is still better.
    You can see an example here from CoolingTechnique: http://www.coolingtechnique.com/recensioni/air-cooling/dissipatori/1446-recensione-noctua-nh-d15.html?start=6
    When the load is increased, it becomes clear that custom loops outperform the highest end air coolers. The better performers can keep cooling where weaker coolers fail to provide adequate cooling. 
    https://youtu.be/_I--zROoRws?t=46
    I'm assuming you meant thermal paste since TIM is just thermal interface material which includes liquid metal. 
    Cooling is entirely determined by thermal interfaces which includes anything that can transfer heat such as LN2.
    When it comes to importance, the cooling interfaces closest to the heat source are exponentially more important than the cooling interfaces further away. 
    So interface between the die and IHS > interface between IHS and cooler base > interface between cooler base > rest of cooler > etc.
    A custom loop can be better if you have enough surface area. Whether that's what you're aiming for or will utilize is up to you. 
    For most users, there isn't any need to go further than a good air cooler like the NH-U12S. 
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