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Schoolofmonkey

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    Schoolofmonkey got a reaction from Thatgod123 in Acer Predator XB271HU issues   
    Just to close off the thread, turned out to be ESD from my new chair.
    By sticking a mat under my chair, the black flicking stopped, verified by removing the mat, black screen again.
     
    Seems I'm not the only one who's seen this in monitors:
     
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    Schoolofmonkey got a reaction from Spotty in Acer Predator XB271HU issues   
    Just to close off the thread, turned out to be ESD from my new chair.
    By sticking a mat under my chair, the black flicking stopped, verified by removing the mat, black screen again.
     
    Seems I'm not the only one who's seen this in monitors:
     
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    Schoolofmonkey got a reaction from DJ46 in 980ti Darwin Awards: Help   
    Man you weren't meant to screw anything into that hole at all.
     
     
     
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    Schoolofmonkey got a reaction from Jumper118 in Overclocking 7700K   
    Man you can do 4.8Ghz with way less voltage than 1.4v,
    I'm running 4.8Ghz@1.25v using a Kraken x61.
     


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    Schoolofmonkey got a reaction from shadowbyte in 980ti Darwin Awards: Help   
    Man you weren't meant to screw anything into that hole at all.
     
     
     
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    Schoolofmonkey got a reaction from done12many2 in Which is better for Gaming 6850k or 5930k?   
    And then we need to factor in ram speeds, this also can lead to a better Cinebench score.
    What I've notice is that with Broadwell-E it seems to handle higher frequency ram a lot better, but has a weaker memory controller needing a higher VCCSA voltage, but that allows for the higher frequency ram to keep the BCLK at 100Mhz instead of 125Mhz +.
     
    My runs are done on a 32GB 2800Mhz C14 kit, so it's not going to yield the top scores.
     
    Either way the main reason I went from my 5820k was because it was a shit overclocker, I couldn't get anything over 4.3Ghz out of it (not to mention the MSI Gaming 7 board I was using was utter crap), so I opted to go with 8 cores and a New Strix board.
    I was looking around for a 5960x second hand but no one was selling any locally.
     
    But I agree with the what you're saying, if you're not going out of major overclocking scores the Broadwell-E makes more sense, there's a few benefits to BW-E.
    In the end though you really can't go wrong with either CPU for gaming or virtual machines, though VM's love ram but going 8 cores would benefit more than 6..lol
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    Schoolofmonkey got a reaction from HanZolo in Asus X99-A II Motherboard with Noctua NH-D15   
    I don't have the exact setup, but have worked with the Noctua NH-D15 and top located PCIe slots.
    It will be tight, and you might find it touches the GPU's backplate.
     
    The beauty of x99 boards though is you can move the GPU down to the 3rd slot (as that's the second 16x PCIe slot) and it will work just fine at 16x.
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    Schoolofmonkey got a reaction from GidonsClaw in NVIDIA 1080 GTX leaked benchmarks...   
    If these benchmarks are true I know to keep my GTX980ti Hybrid, sink extra into a more powerful Broadwell-E chip and buy a fully unlocked Ti next year.
    I'm only a 1080p@144hz gamer anyway 
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    Schoolofmonkey reacted to imreloadin in Leaked GeForce GTX 1080 Benchmarks : The New King   
    I really wish people would just be patient and wait for actual benchmarks from reputable sources, getting tired of all of these worthless posts
     
    @Liquid I mean I get it, you're excited and you're new to the forums so you want to contribute. Let's be real though, this isn't our first rodeo when it comes to new GPU releases. We know who to go to for accurate information and more importantly we've learned to temper our enthusiasm until we can see how whatever PC component it is benches in the real world.
     
    I see you have a 5820K, I would suggest maybe contributing in that section of the forums since that's what you have personal experience with. Assuming you overclock you can definitely help out newbies there.
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    Schoolofmonkey got a reaction from App4that in To Buy or Not to Buy (a 980 Ti): That is the Question   
    Because the 970 couldn't beat a GX780ti out of the box, it needed to be heavily overclocked.
    I personally compared a ROG GTX780ti Matrix OC's to a Gigabyte GTX970 Gaming OC'd and the 780ti beat it, it came close to a reference GTX980 which beat it by about 5 - 7%, but couldn't get anywhere near a GTX980ti.
     
    Hasn't anyone noticed they left the GTX980ti off the launch graph, there's a reason for that, the 1080 isn't meant to replace the GTX980ti, the 1080Ti is.
    This is the same hype train NVIDIA did for Maxwell, and it will be the same for future card releases.
     
    I know people who are still gaming with a GTX680 fine, so honestly unless you're gaming at stupidly high resolutions the GTX980ti will last you at least 2 years or until the next NVIDIA architecture drops, this is mainly due most games are console ported.
     
    Heck my wife is gaming on a 2560x1080 widescreen monitor with a R9 270, she plays stuff like WWE 2k16, The Sims 4, few older titles like Deadpool, and they all run fine, heck I can max out WWE 2k16.
     
    Update:
    Just gave Doom a quick run, never dropped below 120fps on my single GTX980ti, so the fact that NVIDIA used that game to showcase the power of the 1080 surprises me...lol..
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    Schoolofmonkey got a reaction from Loleo in Owners of new Titan x/980 ti/980 what and how do you feel/ think about new GPU release?   
    Bought a eVGA GTX980ti Hybrid in January, happy to keep using it until the 1080ti (or whatever they call it) drops.
    I see the 1080 as a intermediary step like the 780/980 right before the big boy drops.
     
    Plus I'm only gaming at 1080p@144hz and will be for a while.
     
    When I do make the move I'll give my 980ti to my wife who is gaming on a R9 270 which still plays everything she likes at 2650x1080p including WWE 2k16
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    Schoolofmonkey got a reaction from jwakeford in 5820k vs 6700k - OverClocking and ingame performance   
    I concur, my last post was October, though I regret the MSI x99a Gaming 7 choice and wished I did wait for the Sabertooth the platform is doing everything I want it to.
    My overclock is 4.3Ghz@1.25v, but it will do 4.2Ghz@1.18v.
    In gaming I compared the system to my old (no wifes) 4790k Firestrike results and honestly the 5820k@4.3Ghz vs 4790K@4.4Ghz (all cores), the 5820k actually beats it by 1000 points consistently. 
     
    Boot times are a little slower than the 4790k, but that's due to the x99 platforms overhead (memory training, clock speed test etc etc), but from the x99 completed BIOS checks to Windows boot times are the same. 
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    Schoolofmonkey got a reaction from Pesmerga in Well, it's been about a year. After your vessel trial ends, are you paying?   
    You know what's pissed my off the most, the fact I support the Channel Superfun Patreon and yet I'm also expected to pay for Vessel to watch those video's when they come out and not wait a week for Youtube.
    It's BS, support something you can't watch when it comes out. 
     
    It's annoyed me so much I've canceled my support for Patreon support, there's no point.
    FFS I support Jim Sterling's Patreon and at least I get value for money there.
    Heck for $1 on Patreon I can get a Indie artists music WHEN IT'S RELEASED, each song sells for $1.99 on iTunes, so I'm getting it for peanuts.
    What do I get with Superfun's Patreon for $10 a month, nothing special, not even the ability to watch the new video on release day.
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    Schoolofmonkey got a reaction from WUKONS in Got an EVGA GTX 980 Ti CLASSIFIED with coil whine   
    What you need to do is get eVGA to acknowledge the issue (usually in an email) make sure they tell you to return the card to the place of purchase.
    The best way is to let them know the full story, that SCAN aren't interested in taking it back and told you to speak to them.
     
    Once eVGA tell you to take it back it's really up to SCAN what they want to do, but there's no reason you can't pay the difference, I have been able to do it here with PCCG and MSY.
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    Schoolofmonkey got a reaction from authenticwill in Gtx 970 or Gtx 980 ti ?   
    Don't listen to the GTX970 is enough for 1080p, it's not.
    I've got a GTX980ti Hybrid on a 1080p@144Hz monitor and there's still some games you can't "max out" to get the constant high frame rates for a 144hz monitor.
     
    If you can afford a GTX980ti get it, you won't regret it, it will certainly last you longer than a GTX970...
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    Schoolofmonkey got a reaction from mrchow19910319 in EVGA 980Ti Hybrid - Fan Control   
    The included fan only has 2 pins (positive and Negative) for power, it does not have the much needed 3rd pin to tell the computer what RPM the fan is doing, this makes it impossible to control.
    You're better off replacing the fan with a 3rd party 120mm one, if you're going to run it from the motherboard grab a PWM fan for better control.
     
    I've got a Noctua NF-12 PWM on my GTX980ti Hybrid, it's plugged into my motherboard and control with speedfan based off GPU temps.
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    Schoolofmonkey got a reaction from Dargenfire in 980ti Darwin Awards: Help   
    Man you weren't meant to screw anything into that hole at all.
     
     
     
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    Schoolofmonkey got a reaction from Profoundsoup in 980ti Darwin Awards: Help   
    Man you weren't meant to screw anything into that hole at all.
     
     
     
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    Schoolofmonkey got a reaction from Morath in 980ti Darwin Awards: Help   
    Man you weren't meant to screw anything into that hole at all.
     
     
     
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    Schoolofmonkey got a reaction from MEC-777 in 980ti Darwin Awards: Help   
    Man you weren't meant to screw anything into that hole at all.
     
     
     
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    Schoolofmonkey got a reaction from Dash Lambda in First Overclock Went Well: Watercooled 5820K MSI Gaming 9 ACK   
    I have a 5820k under a Corsair H110, I idle around 30c on the hottest core, max temps running OCCT is 71c, so your temps are normal for that sized AIO and voltages.
     
    If you're going for huge overclocks you're better off with custom watercooling, while 83c is ok for short runs, it's not ok for long term use and will eventually degrade your chip.
    I'm only running a 4.3Ghz@1.25v, I lost the silicon lottery and can't get any higher (Using a MSI x99a Gaming 7 board).
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    Schoolofmonkey got a reaction from Deli in First Overclock Went Well: Watercooled 5820K MSI Gaming 9 ACK   
    Yes but OCCT is testing the CPU, realbench is testing the CPU/Ram/Cache, it could of picked up a voltage issue due to the cache not getting enough 
    And we all know that even though you increase the ring voltage if you don't have enough core voltage you can have Realbench fail, it's something I've personally encountered and tested.
    Dropping ring clocks back to default without making any changes to the core clock, ring or core voltages lead to system stability.
     
    X99 is a finicky beast, where the impossible is possible..lol
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    Schoolofmonkey reacted to Dabombinable in Gigabyte G1 vs EVGA Hybrid   
    Or Asus AI suite if you have an Asus motherboard-still the best way to control a computers fans automatically.
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    Schoolofmonkey reacted to G2A_Team in G2A Isn't Safe   
    Hello,
     
    If your Steam account has been locked it is not due to the key purchased, Steam does not lock accounts for such keys. If however this is about a revoked game (like this: http://prntscr.com/a9qxve) then that means that the key you have purchased was previously bought by fraudulent means, and not that your credit card has been compromised, there was no need to remove your cards in such situation. Also just to clarify, due to Privacy Statement we are not allowed to store our customers credit card information. With or without G2A Shield you are still fully entitled to our procedures for getting your moneys worth of course. Just to make sure that your issue does not go unresolved, please contact us at helpdesk(at)g2a.com so we can look into this matter with more detail.
     
    If you have any further questions or doubts, keep in mind that you can always find additional information on G2A's FAQ or by contacting us on Live Chat or writing at helpdesk(at)g2a.com. Our consultants are there for you 24/7.
     
    See you again at G2A!
     
    G2A Team
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    Schoolofmonkey got a reaction from Bajantechnician in Difference between MSI X99S XPOWER AC and Godlike Gaming X99   
    You've never really outlined what your needs were, but in the scheme of MSI motherboards the MSI GODLIKE is like the ASUS Rampage.
    Now here's the but, if you're looking for second to none x99 boards the Asus x99a Deluxe or Rampage are the boards to look at over MSI.
     
    http://www.hardocp.com/article/2015/09/03/x99a_godlike_gaming_lga_2011v3_motherboard_review/7#.Vs-GQZx96Hs
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