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About Slayer3032

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  • CPU
    Intel Xeon X5675 @ 4.6ghz
  • Motherboard
    Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD5 (Rev. 1)
  • RAM
    6x4GB Mac Pro Micron 1866mhz DDR3 @ 9-9-9-24-1T 1600mhz
  • GPU
    EVGA GTX 1080 Gaming SC
  • Case
    Corsair 450D
  • Storage
    240GB Intel 535, 4TB Seagate Ironwolf, 2TB WD Black, 500GB Seagate Baracuda(2009)
  • PSU
    Seasonic Focus+ Gold 850W
  • Display(s)
  • Cooling
    Noctua NH-D14
  • Keyboard
    GMMK w/ Gateron Browns/Aura caps
  • Mouse
    Logitech G403
  • Sound
    Philips SHP9500+VModa BoomPro
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  1. Slayer3032

    720p vs 900p

    If you are frame limited by your cpu, it would be very little to no difference.
  2. Slayer3032

    Best build around a 2x8 DDR3 2400mhz

    https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us/en/ark/products/80806/intel-core-i7-4790-processor-8m-cache-up-to-4-00-ghz.html https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us/en/ark/products/80807/intel-core-i7-4790k-processor-8m-cache-up-to-4-40-ghz.html 4790k boosts to 4.4ghz, 4790 boosts to 4ghz. Another idea is that Skylake and it's refreshes still support DDR3, there's guys using 9900K's on the GA-Z170-HD3 DDR3. Supposedly 1.65v isn't supported by Intel spec though so it's possible you could kill the memory controller but it's rather unlikely. https://www.gigabyte.com/Motherboard/GA-Z170-HD3-DDR3-rev-10#ov https://forums.guru3d.com/threads/skylake-6700k-ddr3-ram-xmp-voltage-1-65-v-how-long-until-it-dies.403841/page-3 I've never had luck with XMP though, so I wouldn't dare to gamble on buying something you can't overclock because you're probably going to end up needing to tweak things to get the advertised speeds. Hell, my ram doesn't even post at default setings on the board I use it on but that's probably thanks to it coming from a Mac Pro.
  3. Slayer3032

    Is this server build possible?

    Sure, just acquire some 9 year old hardware with a setup that will bring a 1000 watt psu to it's knees with an EVGA SR2. You can even turn power and money directly into heat and microstuttering doing 3-4 way SLI! You have plenty of PCI-E lanes so sticking an M.2 drive or 5 in it will probably be just as easy as any other X58 board with DUET but you'll be limited by PCI-E 2.0. I think there's a small handful of unlocked Xeons on X79/LGA2011, there's an Asus motherboard that's dual socket for that but newer stuff doesn't allow for easy base clock overclocking. https://www.asus.com/us/Motherboards/Z9PED8_WS/
  4. I think the Audio-Technica headphones have the same exact mod that you need to do with them to use a VModa. I can't say if they're anywhere near as easy to take apart though. It's really really easy to take apart the Sennheisers, just pull at the earpad from the inside until it unclips, remove the 3 screws and flop the driver over to the side, either mod the locking cam like I did, remove it(I did with my HD518's) and/or hotglue the adapter into place without it. Put the 3 screws back in and press the ear pad back into place. They're very well designed and you can apparently buy all of the parts from Sennheiser if you ever need them. The Modmic would also be a good suggestion if you have different headphones which you'll be using, the way they clip on is pretty cool. Another idea, is if you want closed headphones. Why not consider VModa? I'm not a fan of anything closed but they seem to be pretty decent.
  5. VModa BoomPro's aren't particularly reliable but they work extremely well and the mic is pretty good. If you have the budget, buy one as a backup lol. These aren't quite up in your budget, or might be because Canadian pricing can be a nightmare but if you remove the locking cam or cut the tabs out if it you can just stick a 2.5mm to 3.5mm adapter in it to use a VModa. https://www.amazon.com/Sennheiser-HD-599-Open-Headphone/dp/B01L1IICR2 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01L1IIEKM/ The refreshed HD series is pretty much the same as the previous gen and I've used HD518's and HD558's for the longest time. SHP9500's are nice too but those aren't as premium as you're probably looking for and they leak sound like crazy which can be an issue for many people.
  6. Slayer3032

    Don’t want bottleneck

    you'll be fine
  7. Slayer3032

    I'm about to break my computer - help me not to

    When I install EVGA Precision without any other input, my 1080 boosts past 2000mhz which is unstable on my Gaming SC with nvidia's non-adjustable voltages and power limits. I would load "optimized defaults"(or something similar to that name) in your bios and then uninstall afterburner, DDU and install the latest Nvidia drivers then start from there.
  8. Slayer3032

    Best system for $550 including windows

    It's about $3 on ebay.
  9. The 7870 is going to be what's holding you back the most by far, you can always rebuild your motherboard, cpu and ram into a whole new setup. You could easily stick a RTX 2060 with an overclocked FX8320 and probably more than triple your performance in some games. Then you can decide if you want the rest of it sooner or later.
  10. Downgrade the power supply, to this. https://www.amazon.in/Corsair-CP-9020120-NA-CX450-Power-Supply/dp/B01MTZ96RU/ I would also get a 1600 over the 2400g, you can overclock it a little and beat or match the 2400g with two extra cores for less money. https://www.amazon.in/AMD-Ryzen-YD1600BBAEBOX-3-2GHZ-Processor/dp/B06XNRQHG4/ Stepping up to dual channel memory is also going to make a massive difference, I wouldn't recommend anyone to run single channel for gaming unless it's a very planned upgrade to get another stick. https://www.amazon.in/dp/B01AG9FGEO/?tag=pcp03-21
  11. Slayer3032

    General X58 Xeon/i7 discussion

    Some of the SM951's are compatible with AHCI booting, specifically the ones made for Apple made for Mac Pro's as well as some other OEM's with other workstations. The problem is that they're outrageously expensive. Anandtech's article that I linked shows both side by side and says that they have different part numbers showing the MZ-HPV and MZ-VPV with the former being AHCI bootable and the later being NVMe/UEFI. You'll see in this listing that most MZ-HPV drives are the AHCI compatible version. Some have AHCI on the label, some NVMe, some have neither and it seems like those can be either.. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Samsung-SM951-512GB-AHCI-M-2-SSD-MZ-HPV512HDGL-Mac-Pro-Mac-Pro-Boot-Drive-285/192826079609 Anyways, I tried out the USB tool over on Win-Raid. I think start to finish aside from unhooking my sata devices and making a Windows USB it took like 15 minutes to get into windows. It even doesn't add any time to my boot overall either since I pulled other drives from my system. No idea why I fussed so much over getting something that was directly bootable. Oh well, $26.50 was still an amazing deal for any high endurance MLC ssd.
  12. Slayer3032

    General X58 Xeon/i7 discussion

    I should probably specify the nvme is in my personal build, not the spare parts home server I just built. It's on a GA-X58A-UD5 Rev.1, X5675, 24gb of ECC Micron Mac Pro memory(won't even post at stock settings lol) and a GTX 1080. The P6T build is basically a home for disks that were in my computer, Plex/NAS, ect. I still have a WD Black 2TB in here but that's where most of my games have been installed and I'll need a larger ssd before I can remove the loudest disk. We will see how much I really need when I fully finish moving about all my files though. I'm not sure about sticking it in the 5 1/4 bay though, I think it's twice as loud after that and echos throughout the now empty case but it looks nice...
  13. Slayer3032

    First gaming pc / enthousiast build in a decade

    The fans on the AIO are ML120 RGB's, it's a higher quality fan but without the "light loop".
  14. Slayer3032

    First gaming pc / enthousiast build in a decade

    Since you're spending so much on the light loop fans, I'd probably go with a non-RGB cooler simply so you can match the two radiator fans to the front 3 fans. Or, I would match the radiator fans with the RGB mag-lev fans. I don't see anything wrong about the build, I'd almost want to say wait for Zen 2 since Intel's IPC is significantly better on the high end products and if you're wanting high fps you're going to want that performance. I really like the new Meshify S2 also but honestly if you aren't running a stack of 3.5" HDD's or need a 5 1/4" bay for some reason, full towers look pretty boring without some large reservoirs and water cooling kit breaking up the empty case. 500GB is also pretty quick to blow through with most of the games coming out nowadays, since you're not near your budget max I'd really suggest going up to the 1TB since it's not a significant jump in cost of density. Well that is unless there's like 400 euros of tax that I can't see of your total. His link text is a valid link but it's linked to this thread.
  15. Slayer3032

    General X58 Xeon/i7 discussion

    Alright X58 NVMe guys, I scored a SM951 MZ-HPV 128gb and a Startech adapter off ebay. It doesn't say AHCI explicitly on the sticker like some do and according to Anandtech's review of the SM951 it is visually the NVMe model. I'd be disappointed with the purchase if I hadn't pretty much stole it for a couple bucks over the price of the adapter on Amazon. It's confusing though because whoever sold the drive left a fresh install of Windows 10 that actually attempted to boot but the screen was black and the cursor was stuck in the top left. I unfortunately wiped the drive directly after and windows repeatedly refused to install to the drive and instead chose to break the windows install from another drive by installing 9gb of windows file to the SM951 and installing the boot partition elsewhere. It attempts to boot but doesn't exactly come up in bios but rather falls invisibly under the "Bootable Add-In Cards" option. I'm assuming it's time to setup Duet and go for it? Or am I doing something incorrectly? Oh and any tips on usb drives for boot speeds? I wouldn't mind paying like $10 for a quicker smaller usb drive but I doubt anyone else is out there demanding smaller, faster flash drives.