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COUPER MILLAR

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About COUPER MILLAR

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  • CPU
    I7 5820k @4.5 ghz 1.27v
  • Motherboard
    ASRock x99 extreme4
  • RAM
    G.skill 4x4gb
  • GPU
    2 x EVGA GTX 1080 FTW Hybrid @ 2124 Mhz
  • Case
    Thermaltake core x9
  • Storage
    Mushkin 120gb ssd X 2 raid 0 hgst 1 tb X 4 raid 0 w/ 4tb external backup
  • PSU
    Evga g3 1000w
  • Cooling
    280 mm alpha cool rad x 2 Ek d5 pump

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  1. COUPER MILLAR

    Barebones Laptop?

    is the memory from your old laptop ddr4 and removable? a lot of laptops are moving to soldered ram which would prevent this. for $100 more you can pick up something like this with all new hardware and a warranty that i would more likely trust. https://www.bestbuy.com/site/acer-nitro-5-15-6-laptop-intel-core-i5-8gb-memory-nvidia-geforce-gtx-1050-ti-256gb-solid-state-drive-shale-black/6212602.p?skuId=6212602
  2. COUPER MILLAR

    Not sure what to upgrade to!

    I see two upgrade paths, with their own positives and negatives. Intel i7 9700k or i9 9900k + these would give you more cores and or threads than you currently have or would get from the 8700k + best curent ipc leading to the best gaming experience + iGPU can be used to offload stream rendering - most expensive consumer chips and motherboards - no guarantee of future compatibility or ability to upgrade - will require better cooling AMD r7 2700 with potential for upgrade to 3000 series in the next 6 months + similar core and thread count to new intel chips + less expensive option + upgrade path guaranteed on the am4 platform for at least one more year - reselling/replacing cpu in 6 months if you decide to upgrade - currently lower ipc than intel and only one tech demo from AMD showing improved ipc - will need to be more selective in ram choice (possibly more expensive than what could be used in an intel build) honestly it comes down to a personal preference and willingness to base you current purchase on potential future upgrade vs wanting the best performance money can buy today.
  3. the question shouldn't be can it, but should you. You are paying a premium for a K series CPU and will not be able to benefit from those premiums without a z series mobo. Also like @Constantin stated the 2070 would be the better pairing if you can fit it in your budget.
  4. COUPER MILLAR

    is raid a thing i should do?

    As others have said, your current drives wouldn't work in raid to begin with. Also as someone who ran raid 0 hdds for several years i would recommend against it. running off your motherboards raid controller will increase boot times as the raid has to initialize. Also the risk associated with it are more than most people are willing to accept, even if its just game files. ( I lost a drive once and even though i just had games on it i had to re download over 500 gb of games :/). TLDR: RAID isn't worth it in a desktop.
  5. COUPER MILLAR

    Custom loop pumo isues

    I would try another header just to see if its an issue with a PWM on that specific header.
  6. COUPER MILLAR

    Looking for desk mods

    My buddy has that desk! He has a second monitor mounted on an arm off the top shelf above him to use as a second screen.
  7. COUPER MILLAR

    Custom loop pumo isues

    I personally prefer to use the CPU 1 fan header for my pump control. But that is not your question... You should be able to set a fan profile in your bios for that specific fan header to control your pump speed.
  8. COUPER MILLAR

    Network review

    You should be able to do this with one PFSense box with a quad NIC. PFSense allows you to setup individual lans off the same router and isolate them from each other.
  9. COUPER MILLAR

    Too many xeons

    How much are the respective motherboards going to cost? In my experience server grade motherboards are significantly more expensive. Why wouldn't you consider newer consumer grade parts (new or used)?
  10. COUPER MILLAR

    Samsung 970 Evo 1TB - Slow Write Speeds

    Have you installed Samsung ssd driver? Windows baked in driver isn't the greatest for these performance drives.
  11. COUPER MILLAR

    Ryzen 5 + RTX 2070?

    I would recommend not vertically mounting the gpu. Gamersnexus has done multiple reviews and it almost always chokes the gpu air supply leading to higher temps and worse performance.
  12. COUPER MILLAR

    laptop hinge

    Different hinge designs have different strengths and weaknesses. My uneducated assumption is that it most likely comes down to two factors, cost and strength.
  13. COUPER MILLAR

    Looking for a new pc case

    If it dosent need to be pretty you could look into shallow rack mount cases... https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=11-165-083
  14. COUPER MILLAR

    Windows 10 - Dark Theme

    So you're asking for a way to get around restrictions put on users without a license to use the OS?
  15. COUPER MILLAR

    Ryzen 5 + RTX 2070?

    I don't have any experience with msi motherboards. I do however have 4 systems currently deployed with Asrock boards (Am4 and Intel systems) that are all running without issue. As for wifi, a pcie add in wifi card is generally going to increase cost less than a motherboard with onboard wifi. Tp link usually has a card on sale on Newegg for under $30
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