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WallacEngineering

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About WallacEngineering

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    Member
  • Birthday 1992-06-17

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    http://steamcommunity.com/id/wallacengineering

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Seattle, Washington, United States
  • Interests
    Building PC's, Building Hobby-Grade RC Cars, Working on RL Cars

System

  • CPU
    AMD Ryzen 5 1600X - 3.975GHz @1.392V
  • Motherboard
    Gigabyte AB350 Gaming 3 Rev 1.0
  • RAM
    XPG Gammix D10 16GB (8GBx2) DDR4 3000MHz - 3200MHz @1.355V - CAS 16-18-18-18-38
  • GPU
    MSI Gaming Twin Frozr GTX 980 - 1430MHz @1.202V
  • Case
    Cougar Panzer Max - 5 X Phanteks 140mm MP Fans + 2 X Phanteks 120mm MP Fans
  • Storage
    Samsung 960 EVO NVME 256GB SSD Boot Drive + Samsung 860 EVO 500GB SSD + WD 5400RPM 600GB HDD
  • PSU
    Corsair RM1000i
  • Display(s)
    Samsung MU6500 49" Curved Glass 4K Smart TV @60Hz (Gaming Mode)
  • Cooling
    Cryorig R1 Universal with upgraded Phanteks PH-F140 HP II Fans
  • Keyboard
    G.Skill Ripjaws KM780 RGB
  • Mouse
    G.Skill Ripjaws MX780 RGB
  • Sound
    Motherboard Audio
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Professional 64-Bit

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  1. @CableMod Thanks. I saw that page but unfortunately you are completely out of stock in the series and colors I am interested in
  2. Well I emailed. Their pre-made kits are on sale now but of course the color I need is out of stock. Then he said he didn't even know if custom configured kits would get any sort of deal. I built a kit and added it to the cart, doesn't seem like there is any deal so far to me. Ill try again on actual Black Friday
  3. Literally the title lol. I'm wondering if I should wait to order my custom kit or not.
  4. Well I just hope they don't push above 90Hz. Like thats enough. I know there was the Razer Phone with 120Hz but that was a special "Gaming" Phone (and honestly a waste of frames). Obviously 90Hz is better than 75Hz as long as it isn't wrecking battery life. I just feel like 60Hz is already smooth enough and nobody is going to be able to tell the difference between 75Hz and 90Hz on such a small device so why not just use the 75Hz to save money on the display and save some battery life? I say maybe the special gaming phones should get 90-100Hz displays while 75Hz displays become the standard.
  5. Well Metro Exodus only has two settings for AF - 4X or 16X. I guess Ill try 16X but I was hoping for more of a mildish 8X. Im hoping the jump from 4X to 16X doesn't drop my 1% lows too badly because from what Ive seen, AF can hurt your lows a bit in modern AAA titles.
  6. Very true. Ive found that lowering settings in Metro Exodus doesn't make the game any less amazing at all lol. Medium looks almost the same as high but yields way more frames. Im running 3440x1440p Medium with aspect ratio locked at 21:9 with low Motion Blur, full V-Sync, Hairworks and Tessellation on, Advanced Physx off, AF 4X, Shading 1.0X, and on DX12. FPS counter will show anywhere from 110 to 130 FPS depending on the scene. Im thinking about trying high with advanced physx on since its a single player game and doesn't need so many frames. With these settings the game tends to run between 75 and 90 FPS, but the lows dip seriously close to 60 FPS.
  7. Well I use an FPS counter to see where my game settings can push max refresh rate, but otherwise just to keep tabs on performance as I play, not to really test anything but rather to make sure all is running smoothly. The only game Ive had to lower down from High settings on 3440x1440p is Metro Exodus. And that's just because well... its Metro Exodus... lol
  8. Thats what I think, I honestly think its just marketing to sell more products at higher prices and make more money.
  9. JaysTwoCents on YouTube recently decided to investigate refresh rates and whether or not you can actually see or feel the difference in high refresh rate monitors. Here is the video: Now I decided to comment on this video with my thoughts, and I also wanted to see how you guys feel about high refresh rates. Here is my comment, literally copied and pasted: "I just got my first gaming monitor for the first time. I usually just hook up to a 4K TV since I always felt that 60Hz was enough for me. However, when I fired up my new ASUS 3440x1440 100Hz 34", I immediately saw a massive difference just powering it on on standard 60Hz just due to input lag. Then stepping up to 75Hz with overclocking, I again saw a pretty huge improvement. Then, however, pushing to 90Hz I could only see a very slight improvement, and then maxing out to 100Hz I could see no difference at all from 90Hz. Game play really is affected by refresh rate, but only to a certain point. Using Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, I can use the custom frame rate slider in game settings to set custom frame rate caps in increments of 1Hz to whatever I want. I have found that just above 60 FPS, literally at 65 FPS, single player experiences are as smooth as butter, and really don't need any more frames. However, fast paced multiplayer and shooting games can benefit from a few more frames, and at about 80 FPS, I can't even really see the difference in those games anymore either. Honestly, I think mainstream monitors should all just be 100Hz max. There is no need at all to be pushing ridiculous amounts of frames. Even 120Hz is overkill for anyone who doesn't play E-Sports professionally. This would save display companies and customers quite a bit of money as they wouldn't need to needlessly spend extra on refresh rates that they don't need. I say after about 90Hz, focus the money on a better panel and color accuracy instead. I love that my ASUS is a true IPS panel with insane color accuracy and contrast, all while having 4ms response time and 100Hz refresh rate. My 5700-XT Red Devil drives this panel beyond 90Hz in most games on high settings and it is just wonderful, just about the best gaming experience I could ever ask for! I cant ever realistically see myself needing an upgrade from this monitor. It has more resolution than my eyes can even see, more frames than I will ever need, and insanely fast response time. I would honestly be happy to use this monitor for the rest of my life. On a related note, a lot of flagship SmartPhones are now pushing for 90Hz displays. Really? Just another waste of time and money. Its a phone, 60Hz still feels incredibly responsive on my OnePlus 6. If anything, the perfect phone would have a 75Hz display to balance the ultimate responsiveness with decent battery life." So what do you guys think?
  10. Ive seen 9900Ks on both a Hyper 212 and a dark rock slim. Yea, under synthetic loads they would throttle but only slightly at stock. In real world use, they were never an issue (gaming-focused rigs). While not necessarily a big problem, I did suggest decent twin-tower upgrades, just in case a 100% sustained load was ever necessary, not sure if they ever did it, and of course the dark rock slim did perform a bit better. Hahaha you are totally right, Intel could never afford to loose the speed crown lol
  11. You never know, Intel is already lowering base core clocks on mobile 10000 chips in favor of IPC and efficentcy. This may just translate to lower clock/TDP desktop chips as well.
  12. You were talking about stock, which yes it can do, 5.3? Of course not. Then again, most people hit a wall at 5.1, and 5.2 stable is fairly rare. Im sure you are aware that 5.3 only really happens with good bins on water cooling. Im not sure about you, but Ive always believed that you don't need a massive budget to be a "real/true enthusiast". Im sure as hell never going to spend the kind of money required for an HEDT system. R9 3900X is already massive overkill in terms of thread count for ~90% of regular users and enthusiasts alike, so Ill take one of those
  13. Well yes but all you need is a Hyper 212 and a decent mid-range board to do it. I mean I suppose you could call it enthusiast level hardware thats required to do this but at the same time, its either not really true enthusiast hardware or the low end of the spectrum. On top of this, as @FellTheSky mentioned above, its only going to get worse. Core 9000 may be capable of 200w now but the line up is old news at this point and Im sure they will get Core 10000 will give us more efficentcy, less TDP, and less overclocking ability just like Ryzen 3000 has especially because of 10nm.
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