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About A1Mike_W

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  • CPU
    i5 8400
  • Motherboard
    Gigabyte Z370 AORUS Ultra Gaming
  • RAM
    16gb Corsair Vengeance DDR4 3000MHz
  • GPU
    Gigabyte GTX 1080 Gaming G1
  • Storage
    500gb Samsung 960 EVO
  • PSU
    Bitfenix Whisper 650W
  • Operating System
    Windows 10
  1. 2017 Mouse DPI poll - Gaming

    I browse at 3500 dpi and game at 1000dpi, both at 1080p. Moving my mouse across a screen requires WAY more movement than turning in an FPS game, so I have to compensate.
  2. I7 8700k Or Wait?

    My experience with coffee lake (especially for gaming) has been great. My i5 8400 hasn't struggled yet with getting 144+ fps in any game I throw at it, and even with a gtx 1080 I'm constantly bottlenecked by the GPU. If you needed a CPU for anything other than gaming you'd likely go for AMD. The i7 8700k is a beast and for gaming it's not really worth waiting for anything better unless you KNOW you'll need more power for your intended use.
  3. I wanted to update the drivers for my PS3 controller so it would get properly detected in DS3 but whenever I select the driver to update to, Windows assures me the current driver is better and won't let me override it. This is not the driver I want. Are there any security settings I have to change first?
  4. I'm assuming it doesn't matter with full block then? AiO would still rely on the other components to not overheat on air, right? Either way, I'm going for full block here. EVGA are chill with modding as long as I can return the card to its original condition, apparently. I was eyeing the FTW3 so I'll look into that. Do any cards with a preinstalled waterblock have a warranty that covers water damage or is that asking for too much? Eh, never saw the need to buy binned parts. I'm not into extreme overclocking so it's not my thing. Thought I've never won the lottery before, I've never 'lost' it either and I've been pretty happy with average overclock performance so I think I'll gamble on this one. Thank you both!
  5. I'm planning a watercooled build and was considering a 1080ti (or maybe the next gen if it comes around before I start ordering stuff, I still have a lot to figure out.) There are dozens of non-reference models I can buy and watercool - what are the benefits of those over a reference model? With air cooling, non-reference models are (usually) quieter and cooler, but with watercooling that won't matter. How much of an impact does power delivery, vrms, etc. or anything else a non-reference card can offer have on performance/longevity?

    Afterburner has a button that allows the overclock to be applied on start-up, did you keep that off or did you have that on?

    What overclock did you do? What program did you use for it? Did you touch the voltage? Bios mods?
  8. Building a cheap rig

    The CPU/mobo/ram bundle is gonna set me back £35, not something I'm likely to want my money back on. I could still sell it second hand for a few bucks. This whole thing is mostly a hobby for me to see whether I like doing it, so it's just to dip my toes in the water. If it turns out profitable I'll consider investing more. I can get an rx 580 for an extra £50 instead of the rx 470, is it worth it?
  9. Building a cheap rig

    I got confused because I was checking out a Pentium E5300 for which I could only find mobos that support ddr2. Would the E5300 be enough or am I cheaping out too much here?
  10. Building a cheap rig

    Will any board that supports the pentium even take DDR4?
  11. Building a cheap rig

    I found a Seagate Barracuda 250GB for £4, would that suffice?
  12. Building a cheap rig

    How much does the HDD matter? I can get a windows key on ebay for £2-5, so that shouldn't be a problem. Are there any advantages to using a mining OS? Unfortunately my local area has absolutely nothing. I've tried facebook marketplace too but people are asking £150+ for pentiums with a shitty case, 2gb of ram and no storage/gpu. I'll try looking around more for parts and put something together myself, and if I can't cut enough corners I'll ask for more advice. Thank you all!
  13. I managed to grab a single rx 470, and since it's sitting around I wanted to utilise it for mining. My goal is to build a system for it for under £150 - or as low as possible without affecting performance. I'm in the UK so no access to newegg or any such. Power draw is NOT an issue with this build, as I pay next to nothing. Any recommendations?
  14. how many watts would i need?

    If I remember correctly, you're the one who mentioned a 1kW PSU, in a way that mocked the idea of getting one. Which you followed up with talking about how a better quality 550W PSU is better than a budget 750W PSU (which I agree with for this scenario), and so I wanted to mention a relevant topic that you didn't account for in your argument. No-one said you can't have the best of both worlds, good quality and high wattage. Argument? I thought we were trying to pool info for the guy that asked a question. Like I said before, I only added info that you omitted while borderline mocking the idea of getting a high wattage PSU. No need to get so defensive, I'm not out to get you.
  15. how many watts would i need?

    Yeah true, but a gaming rig is likely to have audio too meaning the fan noise previously discussed wouldn't be a problem either