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About GMart84

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  • CPU
    i7 8086K @ 5.2 Ghz
  • Motherboard
    Asus Maximus X Hero Wi-Fi AC
  • RAM
    32 GB Corsair Vengeance Pro RGB DDR4-3000
  • GPU
    2x EVGA GTX 1080 Ti SC Black Edition
  • Case
    Thermaltake Tower 900
  • Storage
    Samsung 970 Pro M.2
  • PSU
    Corsair HX1000i
  • Display(s)
    Dell 3415W
  • Cooling
    Custom Loop
  • Keyboard
    Corsair Strafe RGB
  • Mouse
    Corsair Dark Core RGB
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 64 bit
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  1. GMart84

    Should I Upgrade?

    @jonnyGURU at some point it would be but not 24/7. I was using maximum values for that exact case, but more often than not they will be around 60-75% PWM and the LEDs will be in Rainbow mode. In that case I would lower the power draw down probably 30-40 watts. I do quite a bit of benchmarking and video encoding as well as gaming that goes keep the CPU running at least at 165w spiking to about 200w and the GPUs really only get worked while gaming. Running 3DMark the system wall pulling up to 800 without the LEDs on. At least that was what iCue was reporting.
  2. GMart84

    Should I Upgrade?

    Currently using a Corsair HX1000i to power my system, but I am wondering if I am going to run into a problem upgrading the pumps in my water cooling system. i9 9900K 5.1 @ 1.29 vCore - 160-200W in Aida64 - 180W 2x GTX 1080 Ti - 250W TDP (I have seen full load numbers higher so for my estimation with OC I was thinking I should go a little higher than the TDP) - 300W 120 LEDs in 12 strips Corsair Strips - 10W 10x LED Fans Corsair LL Fans - 3.6W max each - 36W 5x Corsair ML Fans - 2.7W max each - 13.5W 8x Artic Fans - 2.9W max each - 23.2W Rest of system - 50W (this is likely an overestimated number) 180w + 300w + 300w + 10w + 36w + 13.5w + 23.2w + 50w = 912.7w I want to replace my Watercooling pumps which according to the manufacturer maxed out at 7.2w each with Swiftech D5’s which max out at 37w. 912.7w - 14.4w + 74w = 972.3w While I know this is below the rated 1000w my PSU can handle am I getting to the point where spikes in CPU or GPU wattage during gaming could cause issues? Also I know I have made mistakes before in PSU estimations so it I am still way off please help me understand.
  3. GMart84

    Corsair Hydro X?

    I have been trying to locate more information about the Corsair Hydro X series of custom Watercooling parts. I cannot find much of anything around launch dates and was wondering if anyone has found some good information on it somewhere.
  4. @Sajeev I am happy it is working out for you. Enjoy the OC and the rig.
  5. @Benjeh That looks nice! Is that a CTR Phase II?
  6. I managed to find a couple of new Swiftech MCP655-PWM-DRIVE motors for $40 each which I felt was a reasonable deal and a good upgrade for my cooling system. So now I need to locate some decent D5 tops that have an integrated reservoir. I have seen some from Bykski and Barrow, but am not sure about those brands especially as I can only find a few places where they even sell them. Any other options you can think of?
  7. @Sajeev VRMs tend to get hot when OCing. If they get too hot they will fail as well. Are you using manual or offset voltage for the CPU? Or any of the auto settings. 1.255 is high but not out of the world high. I would get a fan and have it blowing on those VRMs. I hcurrently have fans blowing on the RAM and the VRM even with the cooling fins on the Gugabyte board.
  8. GMart84

    Top Motherboards for I7-9900K

    I would also vote for the Gigabyte Aorus series. My 9900K has been in an Asus Maximus X Hero, an MSI MEG Godlike and the Aorus Extreme. Personally I like the Asus Bios, simpler for OCing but less capable overall. The MSI board was good but had some performance issues due to not holding the BCLK stable. Then the Gigabyte board it has been amazing. Took some time to learn the bios but has let me OC the 9900K further than any of the others.
  9. GMart84

    RX460/i5-3470 with a used FSP psu

    I actually already got proven wrong about it with all these kind folks here, that calculator clearly adds wattage. Thank you for correcting me back @Stefan Payne
  10. GMart84

    i9 9900k, RTX 2080 95+% CPU usage.

    The problem is funds, sometimes we all want the latest and greatest and then when we have to pinch some pennies it is things like the monitor that have to down grade.
  11. GMart84

    i9 9900k, RTX 2080 95+% CPU usage.

    @Turtle Rig So I can get it to run 5.3 @ 1.36 vCore for regular tasks but as soon as I hit it with something more demanding it BSODs, @ 1.38 vCore the chip is stable again but at 1.39 with the LLC set to Ultra Extreme which bring the vcore up under load a bit I can benchmark at 5.4 with a 53x multiplier and a 101.95 BCLK.
  12. GMart84

    i9 9900k, RTX 2080 95+% CPU usage.

    @Turtle Rig To be honest I consider myself extremely lucky with my 9900K. Can't wait for them to fully update the Cinebench thread google docs as I got some great scores in R15 with it. As for the OP I was thinking that the 1080P was probably a factor as @SoreRaito said. But was not sure so I didn't want to give bad information. If you have someone you can borrow a higher res monitor from see if that changes things.
  13. GMart84

    i9 9900k, RTX 2080 95+% CPU usage.

    @Turtle Rig I am playing at 3440x1440. I apologize if something was wrong with my post. I know that there were many posts out there in other places as well talking about BF5 with high CPU usage.
  14. GMart84

    i9 9900k, RTX 2080 95+% CPU usage.

    @Faultygraphics I am only playing story mode, I know I am ancient in liking that, so the CPU i guess really isn't as pushed.
  15. GMart84

    i9 9900k, RTX 2080 95+% CPU usage.

    @Faultygraphics I am not sure what could exactly be going on with your system, but I know my 9900K @ 5.1 hovers most of the time in the 45-50% utilization rate and spikes up into the 80s during some moments in the game. Similar things happen when playing Assassin's Creed Odyssey and Far Cry 5. I am running 1080 Tis in SLI that works well for BF5 and Far Cry 5 I have to disable SLI in ACO in order to get the game not to crash.