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About spadz93

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  • Location
    NJ, USA


  • CPU
    Intel i7-4790k @ 4.8Ghz
  • Motherboard
    Asus Z97-Pro Gamer
  • RAM
    Corsair Ballistix Sport 16gb
  • GPU
    2x EVGA GTX 1070 FTW
  • Case
    Thermaltake Tower 900
  • Storage
    About 11TB between Sandisk SSDs and WD Blacks
  • PSU
    Corsair RM1000x
  • Display(s)
    Dell 27" 1440p 144hz G-sync
  • Cooling
    Dual Custom loops with EK/Alphacool parts & Mayhems coolant
  • Keyboard
    Corsair K70 Red
  • Mouse
    Corsair M65
  • Sound
    Focusrite 6i6 into Yamaha HS-8s
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro

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  1. spadz93

    Electric Screwdriver for Laptop Repairs

    So, are you saying I should simply look for one with low voltage? I have tools for bigger jobs, just not for smaller ones like this
  2. spadz93

    Electric Screwdriver for Laptop Repairs

    My worry is whether or not the more expensive ones are respectively more powerful or not. I'll keep this one in mind, but hopefully more people chime in so I have more recommendations from first hand experience
  3. spadz93

    Electric Screwdriver for Laptop Repairs

    Noted. This will be used every Monday-Friday, and possibly on the weekends for my own antics
  4. spadz93

    Electric Screwdriver for Laptop Repairs

    Emphasis on low torque
  5. I work in an educational environment and often have to take apart and fix around 10-15 chromebooks a day. I am looking to get an electric screwdriver with low enough torque so that there is at least a lesser chance of damaging/stripping any screws. Does anyone have any recommendations? *Please don't comment in here saying "just do it by hand". I'm not repairing just one or two laptops a day, and quite frankly I'm not interested in the cramping that follows after doing so many by hand.
  6. My rig has the EK fluid series parts in it, so everything is aluminum. I'd like to get a water temp sensor so that I could keep an eye on those temps, but everything seems to be made out of other metal types. Anyone come across one that's safe with aluminum?
  7. So, bit of an odd question and a long story, but here's the question: can the EK FC-1080ti block fit on a founders 1070ti? The routing looks like it covers the same parts, and the layouts of the card also look very similar as well, but their site is claiming it doesn't support it despite the similarities.
  8. Ah, this makes sense. I would have thought it would display the effective speed rather than it's true speed. Oh well. Guess it's time to start overclocking and seeing how much she'll take
  9. As the title says. Mobo is an Asus Crosshair Hero VII, CPU is a Ryzen 2700x, ram is Corsair Vengeance LED 3000mhz DDR4. Despite my efforts in the bios between manually selecting the 3000mhz profile, along with manually setting the bios to feed the DRAM 1.35v, the memory will not clock up past around 1600mhz (as per hwinfo). Really hope i'm missing something because I didn't just go and spend all this cash just to have 1600mhz ram (especially in a ryzen build)
  10. spadz93

    Good OC Motherboard for 2700X

    Would have been a good option to save a few bucks, but both of my local micro centers are out of stock with them, and I'd rather not leave anything to chance with the shipping carriers this close to Christmas. Not to mention, i'd be returning this board to fund the replacement, that would probably introduce more headaches
  11. Hey all. I'm building a rig for my girlfriend for Christmas. I opted to do a platform based on the 2700x. I paired it with a Gigabyte Aorus Gaming 5 X470 motherboard, since I enjoy my z370 gaming 5 board so much on my intel build. Unfortunately, the overclocking control on the x470 board is utter dogsh*t; there's no manual vcore setting anywhere in the bios, only an offset that's limited to +.200v (for a total of 1.2v). I could get so much more out of the chip if I could just get up to maybe 1.35v. I even had to fight this board to give me my full (RATED!) 3000mhz memory speed and not 1600mhz. So, long story short, while i'm still inside my return period, i'd like to swap this board out with a different one. Looking for a good quality board with overclocking capabilities, and also would really prefer it to have on-board wifi as a hardwired connection might not be in the cards where she's at currently. Would like to stick to the high 100-low 200 USD range. Also, preferably color-neutral if at all possible.
  12. Never got it. But in the time it's taken me to remember about this, fractal released their cable
  13. spadz93

    BSOD but only in game?

    Update: did a little more diag, and it seems like after swapping the single ram stick (one 16gb stick? odd) to the other ram slot, i was able to set through several rounds of a game, much more than the half a round I was averaging beforehand. Whether it's solved or not, i'm not sure, but so far there's a noticeable improvement
  14. spadz93

    BSOD but only in game?

    Hard drives are easily switched back. I really don't want another 5400 rpm drive, even if it is under warranty, and I'd have to wait two weeks to get the thing back. It's not like it doesn't work outside of gaming conditions, only inside, and more so when the game was located on the hdd which has me leaning towards bad drive, just trying to gather information
  15. spadz93

    BSOD but only in game?

    I'll give that a shot.I'd like to not send it out, it wouldn't be the first or even second time it's been sent out (it had bad speakers initially, but always ran like a champ). If I have to, I will, but if this can be fixed on my own i'd really prefer that. If this points to a dying hard drive, I was planning on swapping it out with an SSD anyway since the stock hdd is a mere 5400rpm