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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
    GTX 960 4gb
  • Storage
    500gb Samsung 960 EVO
  • PSU
    Bitfenix Whisper 650W
  • Operating System
    Windows 10
  1. £350-450 seems a safe bet considering the age of components and friend discount. +1 for the new PSU through, I would absolutely recommend shelling out a solid amount on something reliable. He could sell the current PSU to partially cover the cost but there isn't a big market for used PSU's especially of that tier.
  2. PCI-E x8 w/ 1080 Ti - Limiting Potential?

    Gamers Nexus did a video on this a while back. We're only just approaching the limits of x8 with dual Titan V. Your 1080ti will be fine.
  3. 1280x1024 ultra gaming in 2018

    gtx 1050ti or gtx 960 4gb does the job. Ultra options are a scam anyway, barely any visual improvements but very hard to run. At that low resolution you wont be able to see most of the 'ultra' effects, and I'm speaking from experience having the exact same setup with a 960.
  4. GPU only using 40% power while getting only 45 FPS

    I can't find the specs for your screen anywhere but if by chance your display is 90hz and you're got half-rate adaptive vsync on then you'll be capped at 45fps. It's unlikely but worth a shot.
  5. Weird graphics card boot fan behavior

    I had a similar problem with my 960, turned out my fan controller on the GPU was acting up. When the fan speed was below 43% the fan would speed up like crazy and the card would refuse to work so I had to manually set afterburner fan curve to be at least 43% at all times. In my case it was a symptom of dying components but the card is still holding up strong a few months later and 43% isn't audible so it's not as bad as it could've been. If you want to troubleshoot I'd do a clean install of drivers and make sure you have programs like afterburner turned off and report back on the results. A random restart followed by full functionality can mean shorts and grounding issues, so check for that as well.
  6. Is it bad to run my GPU at max fan speed?

    Instead of putting it on max, try to find the point at which you get the biggest boost without temps going over the threshold you're comfortable with. If you're concerned about longevity then this should help a bit.
  7. Spilled broth on corsair rgb strafe

    I had a spill on a corsair keyboard once. The liquid doesn't evaporate well due to the confined space and can short connections for DAYS. Had the exact same problem with keys typing on their own so you can either wait and hope it fixes itself or take it apart before something corrodes, up to you. Like mentioned above though, it will probably void your warranty.
  8. Looking for a standalone numpad

    just wanted to see more pictures I'll have a look around anyway, thanks for your help!
  9. Looking for a standalone numpad

    Anything you could link me to if you don't mind? Or something to search for myself? I wanna get a good look at what looks I can get with this.
  10. Looking for a standalone numpad

    This covers everything I asked for, thanks. I'm having a bit of trouble deciphering some of the poor translations but it looks pretty decent. Have you used it before?
  11. Looking for a standalone numpad

    I got a TKL keyboard and wanted to couple it with a separate numpad, but I can't find many products from companies I recognise. I wanted to get some recommendations from you guys. I preferably want something wired, black, and with mechanical switches. Backlighting an optional bonus. Budget up to £50, but hoping to spend less. Thanks in advance.
  12. 1070 and 1070 ti in sli

    SLI support is dwindling recently, so I would suggest you sell your 1070 and buy a 1080/1080ti if you want to improve gaming performance. It'll be around the same price as a 1070 and 1070ti put together anyway.
  13. The stock cooler is more than enough, though if you want to keep noise levels down a cooler with a bigger heatsink will let the fan spin slower and therefore be quieter. Something cheap like the hyper 212x will do.
  14. Custom repeat delay

    I've set up custom keys on both my keyboard and mouse that I use for specific things. Some of the uses such as side scrolling would benefit from having no repeat delay to make the input more fluid, however the only settings I have found to eliminate it also transfer to every other key I use and then it's impossible to type on the keyboard or use the mouse normally. is there any way I can assign repeat delay to individual keys?
  15. Thermal pad recommendations

    I was looking to get your thoughts on the effectiveness of thermal pads as I've not seen much discussion about them. All I've heard is that Fujipoly seems to be one of the best brands but I wanna know what you guys think. I've also heard of coupling thermal pads with thermal paste to even out the surface of the pads in extreme situations - is it worth messing around with?