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  1. @Crunchy Dragon consider it done. Thanks for the help.
  2. @Crunchy Dragon Looks like $145 from B&H Photo and Video, seems decent to me if you paid 185 for it
  3. I am looking for a 1080p, IPS, 75+Hz, 24in+ monitor. Only one I can find is an ultra-wide, the LG 25UM58-P. Do you guys have any suggestions, or monitors that fit those general constraints?
  4. I have an Asus GTX 1060 Dual Series 3Gb GPU, I am seeing abnormally high temps while just using the internet, youtube and the like. The reason being is that my GPU fans are not spinning above 45*C. Even sometimes after it goes from idling to 48-50* C they will not spin up. They only consistently spin up above 52-ish degrees. Any ideas as to why? and how I could possibly get them to spin all the time?
  5. I think this idea has a chance but their idea is probably flawed. Why is the water block only mounted on the bottom of the PCB? Why not in like a go all the way around, eliminate the fan all together and try to cool all four sides of the PCB at once.
  6. I don't have the perfect answer for why a lower clock speed is more beneficial because logic would tell you 4 cores and 4Ghz would be the best of both worlds. But what I do know is that when you have something like rendering and editing, being able to spread those workloads around to more cores is always better. Linus uses the painfully simple example of a single core CPU trying to multiply 2x3x4. If it has only one core it would look like this: Core 1: 2x3=6 6x4=24 Where as a dual core could do it like this: Core 1: 2x3=6 While Core 2 does: 4x6=24 Effectively doing things twice as fast, now that is not saying 2 cores is twice as fast a single core or anything. But how that you can cut down on workload times by having more cores. It isn't a perfect example but it does help to illustrate how in heavily threaded applications, you can almost always use more cores.
  7. For gaming I would suggest the 2 physical cores at 4GHz, because as Linus has said many times games are difficult to parallelize. This has to do with how games are reliant on user input rather than a specific line of code that the computer knows how to execute ahead of time. More cores will not help you if they don't have anything to do. If all the work is being done by core #1 or #2 then #3 & #4 are there twiddling their virtual thumbs. But if you are looking for productivity, like image editing and rendering, the more core less GHz CPU will benefit you more. Hence the whole line of Xeon and Extreme Edition i7 CPUs aimed at servers and content creators.
  8. The 1070Ti is now on preorder for $449 USD from Nvidia. I don't have the budget for a 1070 but I'm curious if the price of the 1060 will come down at all because of this new card?
  9. I made a rookie mistake with a Gigabyte Z97 GAMING 5 motherboard and fried it from Electro Static Discharge. Just curious if my other components ( CPU and RAM) are OK? Parts: Gigabyte GA-Z97-Gaming 5, Intel Core i5-4590 and 8 Gb of DDR3-1600 Dual Channel Memory.