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About quakeguy81

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  • CPU
    Intel Core i5 6600K @ 3.50GHz
  • Motherboard
    Gigabyte Z170XP-SLI-CF
  • RAM
    Team Group 16.0GB Dual-Channel DDR4 @ 1200MHz (16-16-16-39)
  • GPU
    Gigabyte GTX 1070
  • Case
    NZXT S340
  • Storage
    931GB 931GB 3726GB HDD 111GB 232GB SSD
  • PSU
    EVGA 650 GQ 210-GQ-0650-V1 80+ GOLD 650W Modular
  • Display(s)
    H213H 1920x1080p
  • Cooling
    4 x 120 mm
  • Keyboard
    Rosewill Mechanical RK-9000V2-RE
  • Mouse
    Razer DeathAdder Left-Handed
  • Sound
    Onboard HD Audio
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 64-bit

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  1. Linus recycles all the CPUs for gold scrap amounting to 50 cents. Sorry, just trying to be original!
  2. quakeguy81

    Motherboard And CPU Heatsink/Cooler Installation

    In Paul's Hardware's latest video entitled "KYLE GOT A STRIKE - Finally Responding to the Verge PC Build", he cites installing the motherboard first before the CPU HSF as a mistake, which leads me to ask this question. I don't find anything wrong with installing the motherboard first, then the CPU, HSF, and RAM. I have always done it this way.
  3. Every Youtube video I watch about PC building (including LTT, and JayZTwoCents) the builder always installs the CPU HSF/cooler onto the motherboard before installing it inside the PC case. I have always done the opposite in my PC builds. I always install the motherboard first into the PC case, then CPU, thermal paste, HSF and RAM. Why do I always see system builders install the CPU and HSF/cooler outside of the case first? What are the advantages/disadvantages?
  4. quakeguy81

    Finally won a giveaway

    Same here. I never win giveaways. I always enter those "gleam" giveaways and never win. I'm glad you won something. Congratulations!
  5. quakeguy81

    PURE PC 2.0 (E-ATX + SLI + 1500W @ 25L)

    That 1500 watt power supply is a beast. How much did that set you back?
  6. Justin Bieber was 14 when he first uploaded a Youtube video and look at him now... struggling with depression.
  7. quakeguy81

    Bottleneck Calculator?

    How accurate is the bottleneck calculator? According to them, my gaming PC causes a 17.79% bottleneck with my current CPU and GPU. However, I can still play most games at highest/ultra settings at 1080p maintaining 60 FPS. I'm not going to run out and buy a new CPU just because they say I need it.
  8. quakeguy81

    Show off your old and retro computer parts

    I haven't seen many older PCs made outside the USA like yours. Thanks for sharing.
  9. quakeguy81


    How did you acquire this 1080 Ti? Used? I don't think they are being sold new unless it is from back stock. Maybe you should start there. You could try a benchmarking program like Unigine Heaven benchmark and see if it still artifacts. If it still artifacts, then the card is probably defective.
  10. quakeguy81

    Best Value GPU

    Buy a used GTX 970 or a GTX 1060 6 GB.
  11. quakeguy81

    Post Your Battle Stations and Build Setups!

    So it's a regular slinky?
  12. quakeguy81

    Post Your Battle Stations and Build Setups!

    Your PC is similar to my old gaming PC except for the video card. Is that a Super Slinky I spot under your monitor?
  13. quakeguy81

    Budget streaming CPU?

    Newegg has the AMD FX 8350 on sale for $65. That is insanely cheap for an 8 core CPU. It seems more than capable for streaming on a budget.
  14. quakeguy81

    Show off your old and retro computer parts

    Old ASUS MEW-AM socket 370 motherboard I salvaged from an aging HP Pavilion computer I bought from a thrift store. It has an Intel Pentium 3 800 Mhz CPU. Heatsink, but no CPU fan, because the case had one of those weird CPU fan shrouds attached to it. I added 512 MB of 168-pin SDRAM to it.
  15. quakeguy81

    Why did you buy an Android phone?

    iOS can run emulators.