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About BarackOBatman

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  • Birthday 1995-07-23


  • CPU
    Core i7-8700k
  • Motherboard
    STRIX Z370-E
  • RAM
    2X8 GB TRIDENT Z RGB 3200MHz
  • GPU
    GTX 1080 (BLOWER)
  • Case
    CORSIAR 570X
  • Storage
    500GB SAMSUNG 960EVO
  • PSU
  • Display(s)
    Predator XB271HU
  • Cooling
  • Keyboard
  • Mouse
  • Sound
    Logitech Z623 2.1 Speakers
  • Operating System
    WIN 10 HOME

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  • Interests
    (Music) Depeche Mode, The Cure, Pink Floyd, Sky Ferreira, MGMT, Carly Rae Jepsen, Jonathan Coulton, Bauhaus, Siouxsie and the Banshees, The Smiths, Anna Von Hausswolff

    (Games) PUBG, Command and Conquer games, Warhammer 40,000 games, Company of Heroes (2), CoD4

    (Other) Building PCs (DUH!) Especially budget PC builds, Firearms, Playing instruments (Piano APP for PC, Otamatone, Trombone) Camping, Board Games
  • Occupation
    Costing for Electronics Manufacturing (EMS)

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  1. Know any good lesser known bands/musicians?

    For MGMT, i couldn't resist the shameless suggestion of one of my favorite artists... Plus everything they released since then* has been pretty offbeat and experimental. (maybe except their new album) Love will tear us apart? yes and no... youre right about it being in movies and stuff, but i feel like the mainstream doesnt really know much else by joy division. Especially when you compare to the stuff you hear on the radio today. Not to mention, this thread is ancient, so its not like any of this matters anyways.
  2. If my understanding is correct, with temps like that (63C) you could run the chip on 1.47 V for the entirety of its lifespan without a hitch. What seems off to me is that under load with 1.47V you're only seeing 63C. Depending on you cooling, I'd expect temps to be much higher. I'd recommend updating to the latest BIOS and see if anything changes.
  3. Case reviews are poor & incomplete

    I would argue that the case + fan config matters almost as equally as the cooler and fan to a degree. Some cases will have awful thermals regardless of the cooler you manage to put in them (*cough* *Bitfenix Enso*) An AIO on an OC'd 2700x and 1080ti Strix OC'd inside a Bitfenix Enso (A $90 MSRP case mind you) is probably going to run pretty toasty.
  4. Whats your Fav Battlefield Game in your opinion

    Battlefield: 2142 That game was my childhood. Too bad you cant play it anymore
  5. Know any good lesser known bands/musicians?

    EDIT: OP hasn't posted in years... soo No idea what kind of broad genres you're into (Rock, pop, Hip hop, Ect..) So here's some of my personal top picks as of late. (I've been really getting into dark synth stuff) Here's some semi-popular, but not super mainstream, rarely on the radio stuff. Sky Ferreira - Synth-Pop/Darkwave Everything is Embarrasing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rEamE0MYPkg The Tea Party - Progressive Rock Heaven Coming Down https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YfaATa-qmG4 MGMT - Sythpop/Psych Rock. This particular song is goth/synth. If you like psych rock more, check out some of their other stuff like Flash Delerium Little Dark Age https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rtL5oMyBHPs Carly Rae Jepsen (SKIP THE DUMB INTRO) Synth-Pop (in the style of 80's pop) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UlFMVzo9zuE Joy Division - Post-Punk Love Will Tear Us Apart https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zuuObGsB0No Bauhaus - Post-Punk/Goth She's in Parties https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCg4i1f_oDY Anna Von Hausswolff - Neoclassical Darkwave The Mysterious Vanishing of Electra https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nre0hcDz5TI
  6. Outraged by the implementation of Women in Battlefield 5

  7. Cheap GPUs sold by mining shop

    Interesting, although i have to seriously doubt the legitimacy of this store. Video cards prices these days fluctuate almost like gas prices... When big crypto looks at a video card, all they see are dollar signs. Cheap 1080ti to them is like "free" money. A big miner would buy the whole store up in an instant. It just seems too good to be true.
  8. i7-8700k @5Ghz

    As long as thermals are in check. Yes its safe. Dont forget about the VRM thermals!
  9. Nibbler - Scratch build

    @Tekred Wow, that captain AIO looks awesome with the red sleeving on the tubes. I didn't know they made them like that.
  10. HELP.

    If you have a microcenter nearby and you're looking for some dank RGB bling. You can get this today, but the deals are limited time, so buy soon. CPU: R7 1700 $167.93 with combo after mail in rebate and taxes applied. http://www.microcenter.com/product/485472/Ryzen_7_1700_Summit_Ridge_30_GHz_8_Core_AM4_Boxed_Processor_with_Wraith_Spire_Cooler Cooler: Master Liquid Lite 120 RGB $0 FREE WITH CASE https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119327&ignorebbr=1&nm_mc=KNC-GoogleAdwords-PC&cm_mmc=KNC-GoogleAdwords-PC-_-pla-_-Cases+(Computer+Cases+-+ATX+Form)-_-N82E16811119327&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIua6u9N6e2wIVjMDACh1IOQd5EAQYASABEgJ1RvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds Motherboard: Asus STRIX B-350-F $85.39 with combo after mail in rebate and taxes applied http://www.microcenter.com/product/480185/ROG_STRIX_B350-F_Gaming_AM4_ATX_AMD_Motherboard Memory: 16 GB G.Skill Trident Z RGB @ 3200mhz $179.99. This RAM isn't on the QVL, but should run ok at least stock 2133 MHz. You can try and manually tune these to 2400MHz or higher. https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820232498&cm_re=trident_z_rgb-_-20-232-498-_-Product Storage: WD Blue M.2 500GB SATAIII $109.99 https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820250091&cm_re=wd_blue_500gb-_-20-250-091-_-Product Video Card: ASUS STRIX GTX 1060 6GB $340.46 after mail in rebate and $0.47 postage https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814126113 Alternatively ASUS Strix 8GB RX580's are avaliable for the same price. Case: H500p (Non Mesh) $90.45 after mail in rebate and shipping (includes postage) https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119327&ignorebbr=1&nm_mc=KNC-GoogleAdwords-PC&cm_mmc=KNC-GoogleAdwords-PC-_-pla-_-Cases+(Computer+Cases+-+ATX+Form)-_-N82E16811119327&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIua6u9N6e2wIVjMDACh1IOQd5EAQYASABEgJ1RvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds Power Supply: Corsair CX550M $35.46 after MiR (includes postage) https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139147&cm_re=cx550m-_-17-139-147-_-Product Total $1009.68 after taxes, Rebates, and postage paid for rebates. For a RGB-ified dank-BOX, this isnt bad. For a another $15 you can get a mesh front panel and for another $23 you can get a PCIe riser to use the case's vertical mount if thats you kind of thing. (riser will hurt GPU thermals) Just a lot of mail in rebates...
  11. Welcome to the forum! Not trying to further overwhelm you, but this question could probably go in "New Builds and Planning" on the forum. To answer your question. It depends... Which games, what frame rates to target, are there any other things you want to use your pc for? (example: video rendering, CAD, or Streaming to twitch) But for a run of the mill entry-mid level gaming only PC, I'd recommend an Intel 8th gen i3 or i5 (or 7th gen and earlier i5.) Since you know for sure you want intel, i wont recommend anything from AMD. Be sure you get a compatible motherboard!
  12. I do not disagree and i see where you're coming from. One could argue that Value and Cost go hand in hand though. By definition, to value something is: verb estimate the monetary worth of (something). https://www.google.com/search?q=VALUE&oq=VALUE&aqs=chrome.0.69i59j0l5.615j1j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8
  13. you mean value for the money* Technically the 8700k has a higher value. Right?
  14. EVGA 960 REALLY strange graphical issues

    @TheBillsProject Looks dead to me. Its not under warranty still, is it?
  15. What do you guys think of battlefield v?

    I loved the OG battlefield vietman lol!