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About Armakar

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  • CPU
    8700k @ 5GHZ (1.29v)
  • Motherboard
    Asus Maximus Hero X
  • RAM
    16GB (2x8) Gskill TridentZ RGB 3200MHZ
  • GPU
  • Case
    Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ATX Glass
  • Storage
    Samsung 850 EVO 500GB M.2, TB WD BLUE
  • PSU
    Corsair HX750i
  • Display(s)
    Acer Predator XB241YU
  • Cooling
    NZXT Kraken X62
  • Keyboard
    Steelseries Apex M800
  • Mouse
    Steelseries Rival 700
  • Sound
  • Operating System
    Windows 10
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  1. Quietest AIO setup

    The h150i pro already comes with ML120s. As for the rest, correct. I've used every brand of AIOs, the Kraken X62, EVGA CLC280s, Be Quiet Silent loop 3, older corsair models, Deepcool and the h150i Pro is by far the best i've ever owned. Great temps and the fans make my Silent wings 3 look loud.
  2. New rig for video editing/gaming

    Depends what he wants really. Personally I'd either take the 8600K and OC it to like 4.8 or i'd just save for the 8700k Realistically, the 8600k is capable of pretty easily hitting 4.5GHZ and can probs do it under 1.3V. That's going to have a pretty big impact vs the 8700 stock clock of like 3.2ghz
  3. New rig for video editing/gaming

    Not THAT much.. but I don't see a reason not to get a better case if you can get a far better one in the same price range. The s340 (non elite) isn't that big, has pretty crappy fan support incase you wanted to upgrade to an AIO or something, pretty outdated design and sub-par build quality. Meshify C supports triple 120 in the front, 240 up top, has way better dust filters (and more of them) better ventilation, better build quality, better stock fans and imo looks better, it's not TOO much more expensive if you don't care about looks or upgrading or stock fans / airflow the s340 elite is fine though
  4. New rig for video editing/gaming

    Solid build, you've done research for sure Only thing i'd say is you can probs get a nicer looking and better performing case for the same or like 10$ more Meshify C for example
  5. New rig for video editing/gaming

    Arguable.. the 8700 would do better in video editing but the 8600k would do significantly better in gaming with a decent overclock
  6. 2nd hand GPU price craze, dumb Idea to sell my 1080 Ti?

    Nice pricing in america then.. I got my Strix 1080TI for £719.99 ($987) brand new
  7. Buy CPU or Wait?

    Not really, mining is barely affected by CPU performance. Also, don't expect much of a performance boost from Zen+. Maybe the 8700k prices will drop, but don't expect it to beat the 8700k, I don't think it will. It'll likely just offer better memory comparability and marginally better performance per core (maybe a 200-500mhz clock boost)
  8. Depends on what the output is. My Maximus X code + 8700k can take me to 144hz 1440p with a displayport until I get my 1080Ti back. You won't really be able to get 120 though. At 1440p I struggle to get 120FPs on League with IGPU, even at 5GHZ. Igpus suck.
  9. I7 4790k "FUTURE"

    4790k is basically a 6700k which is basically a 7700k so yea it'll be fine
  10. My AIO bracket from the be quiet silent loop 3 is stuck in my motherboard. The other 3 holes popped out but this one is really stuck... I tried pliers and using a screwdriver but it wont come out.. Any ideas?
  11. .... This is a z370 board. X470 is an AMD board, Z370 is an intel board.
  12. Best cooler for i7 8700k?

    You have provided... no information. What's your case? What's the rest of your build? Do you mind noise? Is it overclocked, if so how much? Where do you live? What's your budget? Asking this question is like asking "What car should I buy?". Well, we don't know, that's totally subjective and situational.
  13. So I guess I can't use my 7700HQ laptop with a 1070 for the Vive pro? Kind of sucks.. VR was the reason I bought it.
  14. Meltdown & Spectre FAQ.

    I'd be pretty surprised. If they do I doubt it'll be completely solved, and if it is we'll see a noticeably lesser performance gain gen to gen. Most "New" CPUs are 3-6 years worth of technology. They are ridiculously compelx and it'll be impressive if Intel solved this completely in a year without huge performance issues. Prefetching is one of the reasons they have such a huge advantage over AMD core-to-core.