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Zando Bob

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  1. 3930K is very similar. Sandy Bridge E vs Ivy Bridge E. Slightly lower IPC, but Sandy chips clock slightly better on average so they come out about the same
  2. Just wait for the new cards to drop and see how they are priced and how they perform at 4K. Not worth going SLI 2080 Tis this close to release, given how much they cost. I'll add on another, more rare use case for SLI: a single card will still run your games fine (so if they don't support SLI you can just disable it and use the main card), and you want dual cards for a couple titles, benching, or just because.
  3. ^^^ This. Even at stock the X5670 is still usable, and certainly one of the better options on this platform. If you're able to push clocks up a bit, they can be decent, especially considering their age.
  4. It falls under these: They're all solid chips, the 1680v2 is the only 8c/16t option I know of. The rest are 6c/12t, which still run everything just fine (unless you actually have a workload that needs more than 6 cores). I'm using my 4930K rig as my main while my big rig is under construction.
  5. ^^^ Yeah, make sure and use the proper connectors. Should be possible wattage wise though, I ran an i5 2400 and a 980 Ti off just a 450W PSU.
  6. Xeon 1680v2, 8c/16t Ivy Bridge E chip on X79. Bunch of Ivy Bridge E and Sandy Bridge E options for that platform. On mainstream, up to the 4790K, 6700K technically supports DDR3 but Z boards with DDR3 slots... IDK if they exist or not. But that's about as high as you can go for DDR3, and it usually won't be the best bang for the buck. 1st/2nd gen Ryzen prices have come down so far that, when comboed with a B450 board and the current low DDR4 prices, obliterates most used Intel parts for price/performance. Whether you care about price/performance is up to you, but if you're on a lower budget, chances are you will.
  7. Lmao. Probably because usually people with access to a 1070 they can casually chop up at least know it's a bad idea. But I've seen people drill holes directly into the radiator of AIOs to drain them instead of just removing the tubes so... yeah it's not super surprising. Unique, but not totally out there bad ideas wise.
  8. Lol. The 3300X has a single core score on par with a 9900K. 3100 wouldn't be massively behind unless it's noticeably lower clocks. UserBenchmark is very ferociously and pettily pro-Intel, to the point of purposely misleading and tweaking benchmarks to favor them, and even down to being super derogatory in the blurbs about CPUs. Fine for an individual with preferences, but for a benchmarking site supposed to be providing an as-unbiased-as-possible comparision, it's y i k e s.
  9. Yeah, that's... eesh. True big brain moment. Or more, spur of the moment decision made in ignorance of the basics of PCBs and how they work.
  10. That's basically a Skylake i5. So yeah it can handle basic gaming but 4c/4t chips really struggle in any recent title (older 2015 and earlier stuff should run just fine), and especially if you have stuff running in the background. What's your budget and country for a CPU + RAM + Mobo combo?
  11. Most cheap server RAM is for server boards only (Intel 5520 chipset, not X58). ECC Registered has to have a CPU that supports it (the Xeons do), and a board that supports it (X58 boards do not). ECC unregistered should work on X58 boards though, it just won't use the ECC functionality. But ECC unreg is usually as expensive as just buying a good kit of normal DDR3 (do avoid Corsair RAM though, the Vengeance kit I have is pretty meh whereas my HyperX stuff is solid, other people have had similar experience with Corsair's Vengeance stuff on both DDR3 and DDR4).
  12. BCLK OCing is a thing up to at least X99 (which has ratios to keep PCIe at 100Mhz), I haven't had X299 so IDK how it handles that. Newer stuff is heavier on the multiplier OCing though, whereas the focus with X58 is on the BCLK, with multipliers used to even it out. And most will go to 4.4-4.5 if you're fine with putting 1.4v through them. I ran my X5675 at 1.45v for a few months too without issue, but it was on water so temps were crispy cool. 3.2-3.7 uncore usually as well, depends on the CPU silicon lottery. Yeah exactly, 1080p is harder on the CPU so the struggle is much more noticeable. Don't a lot of those sport dual socket setups too? And IIRC on some of them you can mess with the BCLK still via tuning software (I forgot the name lol).
  13. What motherboards? So long as they're decent models from a proper OEM (not random chinesium boards), they should be fine. ASUS, GIgabyte, and EVGA all have solid models. I'd avoid MSI, they have issues with X56xx series Xeons.
  14. People still run them at 1440p with a 1080 Ti, but yeah at 1080p in newer titles they struggle. Also they're usually a terrible budget option because to OC, you need an X58 motherboard, and a solid one too if you want a good experience with the platform. And those go for big bucks most of the time, though you can score them on a deal for around $100 USD. 16GB is preferable, but if you can't swing that, 8GB will be enough for most games. Some chunky ones will want more than that but they should still be playable.
  15. If you know the specific model, Watercool has a compatability list that notes if cards use an FE, close to FE (as in, close enough that FE compatible blocks work on these cards too), custom, or unkown PCB: http://gpu.watercool.de/WATERCOOL_HEATKILLER_GPU_Compatibility.pdf. Page 13 should be 1070s.
  16. Aha. Handy to know, but not useful for what I'm doing: It's a bunch of random spec pages and stuff, cuts out more text making it actually harder to see what's what.
  17. A what now? And I have a bunch of tabs open rn in case I need to flip between them. Says in the title exactly what they are, and then every day or so I just close em all and start over. I tend to inhale information, make a decision, then I don't need the tabs anymore.
  18. Edited out username and SSID info: Currently chilling at work and tryna wrap my head around multi-WAN routers and a buncha other networking stuff.
  19. Oh yeah, the new Ryzen stuff has been killer on pure price/performance for a while. The curren-gen stuff actually competes on performance with Intel's offerings as well. An R5 3600 is about the equivalent of an 8700K. Also, since you don't manually OC, Ryzen is even nicer (my main beef with them is I don't find them fun to manually push). AMD's PBO feature pulls most of the performance out of the chip for you, you can get a few % when manually tuning, but really it's close to the limit out of the box.
  20. "I have never delved into overclocking. Primarily because I would not have the funds to replace anything I broke." If they're down to try OCing now then yeah, definitely worth a shot.
  21. If you want to stay on X299, then one of the 10c chips is your best bet. The 7740X is a 7700K jammed into a 2066 package, it doesn't support many of the HEDT features your mobo has. If you can get a decent price for the mobo and a bit for the chip, you could hop on over to a new Intel or AMD Ryzen setup, since you can probably get a mobo + CPU combo for a similar price to the HEDT chip alone, if not less. If you're looking to go on the lowest budget possible, and don't care about upgrading to next gen stuff when that drops, a Ryzen 5 3600 + a B450 motherboard would be around $300 or so, pretty unbeatable on value. I was confused on that too, especially for a budget build Frametime spikes would be CPU or RAM related. 4c/4t is rough if you're running anything in the background. 4c/8t can still do pretty well but not worth buying one of those chips when 6c/12t chips are so cheap rn.
  22. So long as the board itself can feed hungrier CPUs, should be fine. CPUs can run even in the 90s at stock settings for years. I don't trust pushing OCs on those temps, but for stock operation they shouldn't have any issues.
  23. Get a higher wattage unit then, make sure it has a bunch of connectors and don't buy anything too power hungry, and you should be fine. 1070 Ti will be solid for folding, most of the mid/high end Pascals are. The new Turing stuff is amazing too, even the 1660 Ti can put out similar PPD to a 1070 at a much lower power consumption (I can tune mine to pull 100-110W while running higher clocks than stock). I was under the impression that people are terrified of those units for some reason? Though I've had people ree at the 1600W T2 I run so I'd assume that's because they're single/low rail count units?
  24. No, you just set it to 3200 MT/s in the BIOS, many monitoring applications will read it as 1600Mhz, which are both correct.
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