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About SkilledRebuilds

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  • Gender
  • Location
    South Australia
  • Interests
    Varied technology
  • Biography
    Started getting into PC's at age 13
    486 DX4-100 @ 120mhz

    I'm now in my 30's, that's a lot of technical knowledge taken in...
  • Occupation
    InHouse Custom PC-Builder


  • CPU
    i7 4790K @ 4.7Ghz
  • Motherboard
    MSI Z97s SLI Krait
  • RAM
    24GB DDR3 2400Mhz Ripjawz @ 2600Mhz
  • GPU
    Galax GTX 1070 EXOC
  • Case
    CoolerMaster N600 /w Side Window
  • Storage
    1x 256GB 840 SSD, Raid0 2x 256GB 840Pro SSD, 7200Rpm 1TB Seagate for Recording,..2x2TB Green 5400Rpm HDD's
  • PSU
    EVGA B2 750w
  • Display(s)
    35" 1080 Phillips, OC'd to 70hz, 29" Ultrawide 2560x1080
  • Cooling
    Intel 120mm Liquid Cooling Unit
  • Keyboard
    Corsair K50 Raptor
  • Mouse
    BMW Level10m BLK
  • Sound
    Altec Lansing 2.1 + Tt Shock Spin Headset
  • Operating System
    Win8.1 x64 / W10Pro x64

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  1. Core2Duo E8400 4Ghz (4.1 Flakes it) 667Mhz 5 5 5 15 loosened to 900Mhz Radeon HD7790 2GB (rebranded AMD 260x) 128GB SSD+320GB HDD+400GB HDD Aliexpress CPU cooler (95w) NZXT HueLighting (1.0) Front Panel HUE knobs for Breathing/Fading/Static Just for the funzies.. removing the Cpu/Mobo/Ram and replacing it with something way more powerful, and will give away the C2D stuff to someone locally.
  2. I'm guessing the "Hardware Accelerated Raytracing" Is like Neon Noirs "Hardware rendered" RT. And such "Software based HWCompute Engine 30-60fps Dynamic RT" Still Hardware driven, accelerated, but not dedicated RT fixed hardware like people think...?


    My PC doing the various Aida64 Benchmarks.

  4. Yes. On 8thread aware games you will bottleneck. How much depends on the game in question. AC Unity will 100% an Intel 3rd Gen Quad-core CPU, AC Syndicate fares a little better but Quadcore usages are 80-100% Many games will do this to a Quad-core on a FASTER GPU pushing higher frames and a higher CPU usage. I7 will cure MOST of it, but those 8 thread aware titles still use 65-100% of a Hyperthreaded Quad-core too... Again, depends on the game. BFV ruins 4c8T CPUs to 80-100% more often than not...
  5. Suss Antivirus priveledge or even add an exception and retest.. Is your PC Overclocked?
  6. The PC Model should have a website and support page that the CPU support pages/info can be had (Maybe look up the whole PC model number not the motherboard specifically)
  7. Gaming + Recording, Ryzen all the way.. Gaming without Recording,.. Value is still Ryzen for Many extra Cores + Near Intel IPC Ryzen 3600 - 3700x or even Ryzen 2600-2700x ranges...would easily have you covered for YEARs, and has a better (also cheaper) upgrade path too... You only buy Intel's IPC for squeezing the last few frames out of a 2080Ti specifically,.. on top of what Ryzen gives, but you pay through the nose for it.
  8. Invest into new. The cheaper offerings of Newness beat your upgraded older parts. Go 8 threads (4c8t) or higher on Ryzen. Has an upgrade path unlike a 3770k, to which you need a Better cooler for an OC to even match the Ryzen parts, and less cores or upgradability later on.. Save money now, not twice in a row,.... being the 3770K can be near fully tapped with a better GPU and has no upgrade path after a GPU upgrade... Buy a Ryzen 1600/X off Aliexpress for Peanuts to start with if budgeting, search up a good b450 board that'll handle Ryzen3000, you can upgrade to 12-15 different generation Ryzen CPUs when you need to.. and the Ryzen 1600 will perform similar to a 3770 without an OC, and has more cores than the 3770 for heavier workloads. The 1600 is cheap, an upgrade, and has a future path for more powerful parts.
  9. 8 threads is what you want if the board/bios is compatable .. They might be too power hungry for some factory business boards.. say a 65w board or up to 95w supporting... Find the CPU support listing for your motherboard. It'll let you know which TOPEND CPUs can be supported by that board I'd aim for a 8thread CPU if possible. Night and Day differences to frametimes on even older GPUs or newer games..
  10. Speak to enough people you'll find its just as bad on either camp. One thing that DOES in fact always tend to crop up is the AMD blackscreen, even back in my 290x days, before that my HD7970, and also still on 5700series. Nvidia had a HUGE upset with artifacting VRAM on stock clocks on many GTX/RTX lineups. Drivers always need work, New process's and nodes/features have to be accounted for,..teams are small, things take time.
  11. It's because we all vary so much, much data, people post more bad memories than good PC ones (help me plz posts vs proud posts) Identical systems can perform differently pretty substantially. Some people are scared to exit systray apps or uninstall in fear of losing it forever or breaking something they need.. While it may cost them performance leaving them open.. One user may exit/deload most of his onscreen activity and apps, one may in fact leave everything open while doing other things.. Software alone,.. People can shortcut on hardware costs or cable manage improperly/plugging it up wrong/badly optimized fan placements, didn't bother even checking whats best... Compared to someone who doesn't do any of that improperly... The variation is huge, millions of people,.. you are going to hear more bad than good as well because more people type a post when it goes bad, and are too busy enjoying it to post about good things (compared to bad) Old Tech - is AGED Human engineering, we've done so much better in so many ways. Cheaper motherboards for most CPU series don't get all the funds to get created like big boards,. but most people buy the cheaper options.. It also got better over time, older older hardware can be finicky for sure. (But when it works well it usually stays working forever /w maintenances)
  12. Windows has to load so much more junk data all the time as time goes on using a PC. To which said PC might in fact be slower due to other operations of instructions being added (swapping data between drives and all that subsystem registry stuff that NEVER EVER gets 100% cleaned by various application installs/uninstalls) Programming was done so lazy in some apps,.. the junk left behind even by big companies is astounding. But Windows can see it....because its not gone, things are being loaded/scanned/seen and checked even if not needed or used.. If mental about it....Reset Windows 10 every few months if you want that 'fresh feel' with lower usages across the board.
  13. While a short experience.... generally a pretty relaxing time. Gorgeous to look at and play through.. puzzles and some searching involved.. but not exactly an intense game. Just one that comes to mind..
  14. Keep in mind motherboards are usually always hardly updated by people.. Always update bios to latest.. But old hardware also has its niggles... Cheap Board or Good board,.. hardware quality aside, some boards are just not that great, and especially years years later.. I have a Phenom2 platform that's relatively rock solid these days But I went through 8 motherboards finding TRUE STABILITY. Many were just crap boards, not updated and even when they were.. still had their fair share of issue. Using 4slots of Ram opposed to 2 slots can cause FRUSTRATING problems. The Memory controller of the CPU might not play nice with the board . Many weird things/issues can creep up. Old hardware and new hardware good and bad examples exist...