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About jstudrawa

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  • Location
    Atlanta, GA
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  • CPU
    i7 8700K @ 5.0Ghz
  • Motherboard
    Gigabyte Z370 Gaming 5
  • RAM
    G. Skill Ripjaws V 16GB 3200Mhz
  • GPU
    Gigabyte AORUS GTX 1080 Ti
  • Case
    Fractal Design Define r6
  • Storage
    Samsung 750 EVO 512GB + Toshiba 7200RPM 3TB
  • PSU
    EVGA SuperNova 650 P2
  • Display(s)
    AOC Agon AG352UCG 35”
  • Cooling
    Thermaltake Water 3.0 Ultimate CLC
  • Keyboard
    Logitech G910
  • Mouse
    Logitech G502
  • Sound
    Logitech Z5300 5.1
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro
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  1. jstudrawa

    Curved screen worth it?

    For 24 and not the main screen, don't pay extra for curved.
  2. jstudrawa

    Curved screen worth it?

    Not useless, they do what they advertise. Try to keep the distance from the screen to your eyes the same all over. It's a benefit, only you can tell how much of one. Go see one in person. Even more of a benefit in ultrawides, yes.
  3. 1tb 860 evo is $127 at newegg now too.
  4. jstudrawa

    860 evo dropping even more

    Yep, just nabbed one of 'em
  5. jstudrawa

    860 evo dropping even more

    The 1TB for $127 is the real deal here.
  6. jstudrawa

    need help with Cpu and case thermals

    It wouldn't come with a cooler if it wasn't meant to cool it at the speeds it comes in. You only need additional cooling if you run additional speeds.
  7. jstudrawa

    Debating on upgrading, advice? [$250 budget]

    I think you can hit 4.4 or 4.5GHz with better cooling, but probably minimal gains. A used 1070 would be a nice upgrade, but I never really recommend used cards since I wouldn't use them. If you're comfortable with them, then yes iit's something to look into.
  8. jstudrawa

    Debating on upgrading, advice? [$250 budget]

    Aye, cooler. Maybe the RX590 if you can find one for a good price? Grr, I hate when I miss things
  9. jstudrawa

    4k 45-60fps no-aa cpu bottleneck

    Run your ass over to a store and SEE them in person. I did. Spent an afternoon in Microcenter, then walked out with a 3440x1440p ultrawide goddess. A bit more real estate than a 27", okay lots more. But it's nowhere near the pixel count of a 4k display, meaning I can have Ultra settings AND fantastic pixel density. And G-sync, cuz needs It is only in your best interest to actually SEE what 1440p and 4k look like at various screen sizes before speculating and asking opinions. They do not really help until you have a frame of reference. So after you hit the store tonight or tomorrow, let us know what you've discovered. Hint: The correct answer is 1440p Ultrawide.
  10. jstudrawa

    Any suggestion please help first time builder

    250 is plenty for Windows, yes. But an SSD is a very noticeable speed increase over a traditional HDD, for all game loading, app loading, etc. It's just nice to live in SSD-land, it's a huge quality of PC-experience thing. Won't give you FPS or leet sniping skills, but it's nice to have everything on an SSD if you can swing it.
  11. jstudrawa

    4k 45-60fps no-aa cpu bottleneck

    I think you'd be much better served going 1440p on a 27 inch monitor vs 4k (you didn't say what size screen). That 1070Ti is going to struggle to do your 4k needs I think.
  12. jstudrawa

    Any suggestion please help first time builder

    Get more SSD. 500GB or 1tb for not much more than that 250.
  13. jstudrawa

    Questions about the super ultrawide monitors

    Can you link a monitor you're talking about?
  14. jstudrawa

    Can I buy RTX 2080 ?

    The potential hassle of dealing with issues, then RMA, then no GPU for weeks, then getting a refurb one back, etc. Warranty is nice but not a security blanket.
  15. jstudrawa

    8700K $329.99 and 1700X at $139.99 at Microcenter...

    Actually it's $139.99 if I am reading this right... https://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.aspx?sku=404848&utm_source=20181116_eNews_Computer_Parts_R5099&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=R5099&MccGuid=d78c7879-af9f-43a4-b78e-0fd69c2c5ac0