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Thinkfreely

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About Thinkfreely

  • Title
    Veteran

System

  • CPU
    Ryzen 1700x 3.4 ghz -Overclocked to 3.8
  • Motherboard
    MSI B350 PCMATE
  • RAM
    Corsair DDR4 16GB 3200 - Stable at 2933
  • GPU
    EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 SC -Hyrbid Water Cooled - Overclocked 2077
  • Case
    NZXT s340 Elite Matte Black/White
  • Storage
    Mushkin Enhanced Reactor 2.5" 1TB SATA III
  • PSU
    EVGA 210-GQ-1000-V1 1000W
  • Display(s)
    27 1440p IPS 165hz Acer Predator, 28 UHD 4k Sieki Pro 60hz.
  • Cooling
    Corsair 110i CPU AIO Liquid Cooler.
  • Keyboard
    MechanicalEagle Z-88 RGB Backlit 104 Keys Mechanical Gaming
  • Mouse
    Jelly Comb 4000 DPI RGB Led mouse
  • Sound
    Logitech 10 2.0 Desktop Speakers.
  • Operating System
    Windows 10

Contact Methods

  • Twitter
    @gearedcorp
  • Origin
    Thinkfreely
  • Steam
    [ECG] Think_Freely
  • Battle.net
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  • Xbox Live
    GearedInc
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    Think_Freely

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    North of the south pole, but south of the north pole. USA
  • Interests
    Football, baseball, gaming, technology, fitness, reading
  • Biography
    Originally from Guam. Mixed Island and Italian descent.
  • Occupation
    Hopefully one day Tech - For now finance.

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  1. Good microphone for gaming?

    Whats your budget?
  2. !HELP! My CPU boots but only without the CPU fan on!

    So if its the stock fan, make sure you have thermal paste spread out evenly (unless your using the strip that comes with the heatsink). Then when you install the Cpu cooler screw in the 4 contact posts in a X pattern so do like top left, bottom right, top right, bottom left kind of order. Then ensure the fan cord is plugged into the fan header on the motherboard, if you look closely it will be marked, or just look at the box or manual to find it if you can't tell.
  3. !HELP! My CPU boots but only without the CPU fan on!

    Check that you have it plugged into the correct fan header marked CPU. Also make sure its properly seated.
  4. So on the AER fans you have two ports, in and out. You can daisy chain up to 5 through 1 connection. So start with one side, then connect them in a chain so you end up with 1 connector, and then you just attach that to the RBG header on the board.
  5. You can also daisy chain them to just 1 connection so you only need one header, are the other two being used already minus cpu fan?
  6. Are they AER? You can daisychain them to one connection. Or if your board is out of fan headers, get a fan splitter.
  7. My PC was killed by a busted water pipe

    Even though its a pain in the ass don't just throw it all out, if you have a way to test components I would, not worth throwing out the whole thing without knowing if parts are still good, as its doubtful the water penetrated ever component.
  8. Its not compatible. You HAVE to buy a z370 board for coffeelake. They say it had to do with the new power delivery the CPU used, but chinese modders were able to get the older boards to work, so basically it was just "Cash Grab"
  9. 4K Monitors

    XB271HK I have the 1440p IPS Gsync 165hz version and I love it. Although I will tell you I have a 60hz 4k TN monitor as well, and I am glad I didn't spend more money on gsync or ips because honestly until they get affordable 4k 144hz panels I think your wasting your money. Just get a nice 60hz IPS 4k for $300-$400 and save your money for another year or two.
  10. Buying New 144hz Monitor for Gaming

    So on monitor choice you just need to temper your expectations. Asus is by and far one of the best manufacturers out there, but there are always going to be people who have bad experiences or get a product with a defect. I personally have the Acer Predator 1440p IPS Gysnc 165 hz and I love it to death. Also I wouldn't bank on it being usable for 10 years. Were already on the cusp of 4k (Still not worth it but were getting closer) I anticipate that within 3-5 years it will be the new standard, if not possibly faster. The only thing holding them back in monitors and cost of GPU. Once we get 4k monitors capable of 144hz (already exist and coming out 2018 but at like $1500-$2000) and more importantly affordable GPUS that can push out 100-144hz plus on one GPU, then everything else in the industry will go away. So whatever you buy expect it will be good to game for at least 3 years, and potentially longer.
  11. Buying New 144hz Monitor for Gaming

    Over 100 hz your going to start to see less difference. Unless your dropping from 240 hz to 144hz, but not many games can push those frames even at 1080p. I have both IPS and TN panels. After having IPS I don't think I could ever go back. To be fair its not that with proper calibration TN panels are bad, its just IPS does and can look much better. 1ms vs 4ms is really only important if you plan on doing FPS games a pro, otherwise even most enthusiasts won't know the difference. If you plan on using Nvidia for the foreseeable future than Gsync is a great (although overpriced vs freesync) investment. It doesn't limit frames, it just makes sure your not getting any tearing. Only thing that limits frames is the refresh of the monitor and your GPU.
  12. Free99? But seriously just check what others are selling for. Notice I say SELLING for not what people are asking.
  13. Is my CPU Temp too high??

    The 8700k runs hot. I built a system and overclocked under 100% load it was touching the 90's (When overclocked)
  14. My latest vid

  15. H115i and i7 8700k Temp jumps

    Just runs hot my man, its one of those things. Funnily enough Intel lost this gens heating to Ryzen. Thing runs hot as threadripper without as many cores and threads, but obviously thats due to the speed.
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