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About DanielNS84

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  • Birthday 1984-12-27

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  • Gender
  • Location
    United States
  • Biography
    Veteran, Computer Enthusiast.
  • Occupation
    PC/Network Technician


  • CPU
    Intel 9900K @ 5Ghz
  • Motherboard
    Asus WS Z390 PRO (PLX+)
  • RAM
    32GB Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro DDR4 3200 14-14-14-34
  • GPU
    Nvidia RTX 2080 TI Founders Edition
  • Case
    Cooler Master H500P Mesh Dun Metal
  • Storage
    Samsung 970 Evo NVMe 1TB (Boot) + Samsung 970 Evo NVMe 1TB x 2 (RAID-0) + 16TB RAID-1 Seagate NAS Drives
  • PSU
    EVGA - 1000 T2 Modular PSU
  • Display(s)
    Acer - Predator Z1 31.5" 2560x1440 165 Hz Monitor + TCL 55S405 55" 4K HDR Display (Gaming Mode) + Samsung 27" Display
  • Cooling
    Corsair H115i Pro
  • Keyboard
    Corsair K68 RGB (Cherry MX Red)
  • Mouse
    Logitech G502 Hero
  • Sound
    Corsair Void Pro Wireless 7.1 Headset
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Enterprise x64
  • PCPartPicker URL

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  1. DanielNS84

    Best 500gb m.2 SSD for $80

    If you can find them on sale get a Samsung Evo, cheaper than the Pro model and very fast for normal use: https://www.google.com/search?q=samsung+970+evo+500gb&source=lnms&tbm=shop&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjjtq6pu7jfAhUrrVkKHUeACR8Q_AUIDigB&biw=2560&bih=1280 They float a little over $100 when not on sale but I've seen them in the $80's, if $80 is a hard limit Intel makes some with lower speeds for cheap that aren't bad at all. https://www.anandtech.com/show/13078/the-intel-ssd-660p-ssd-review-qlc-nand-arrives Alternately, at the bottom of the price chain is usually Adata: https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B075Y23Y37?tag=amz-mkt-chr-us-20&ascsubtag=1ba00-01000-s1060-win10-other-smile-us000-pcomp-feature-scomp-wm-5&ref=aa_scomp Significantly slower though, it really is worth just saving up the extra $20-30 as it will last you forever and well into your next system (Especially if you combine them in a system to make a larger/faster volume).
  2. DanielNS84

    MX500 vs Samsung 860 EVO?

    With that much money you could afford an NVMe drive which will be much better for game load times if your motherboard supports it. As far as the RAM cache I tried that and it's not too bad actually but I used real software not Samsung's. Here's a link to the testing and the drive performance from the NVMe drives:https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/998744-2x500gb-or-1x1tb-nvme-samsung-970-evo/
  3. DanielNS84

    Network layout showoff

    PNG, JPG, and PDF Versions Attached... Network Layout_Direct.pdf Edit: Wanted to put a gap in between the PNG and JPG versions! The one above is the PNG with transparency...the JPG below is the smaller one...
  4. DanielNS84

    LTT 3DMark Thread

    Hate you! I swear if you make me buy more stuff for my PC I'm gonna be angry. But yeah, I'll see what I can do...Maybe I'll flash that Galax BIOS to my FE that's floating around to raise my power level. Edit: Or...I just realized I can push this CPU to 5.3Ghz at higher voltages but it's not Prime95+AVX stable so I backed down but I bet I can get through a 3DMark...give me a little bit.
  5. DanielNS84

    2x500GB or 1x1TB nvme Samsung - 970 Evo

    Meh, I decided I'd just make a video on it. I have terrible Internet and messed up the bitrate so it skips around in a few parts but it gets the idea across. Yes I made a clickbait thumbnail, don't judge me.
  6. DanielNS84

    LTT 3DMark Thread

    What are your temps? Also, does MSI Afterburner report that your GPU clocks are turboing up properly during load?
  7. DanielNS84

    LTT 3DMark Thread

    Your CPU looks good for stock speeds...what brand/model of 1080 TI is that? Looking up the results for your config shows some significantly higher GPU results (Like https://www.3dmark.com/spy/5301846 which I assume isn't on LN2 or anything given the CPU)...not sure but it seems like it should be a bit higher. Maybe update your drivers and check PCIE speeds as well.
  8. DanielNS84

    2x500GB or 1x1TB nvme Samsung - 970 Evo

    Okay, so I let things settle a bit and have also decided to pick up the other 16GB of memory I had my eyes on recently. Since I knew already that this additional RAM wouldn't do much for my average use I wanted to utilize it as a cache for my other drives. I grabbed PrimoCache and configured it to cache my RAID-0, my RAID-1, and my boot drives to see what it would do. I'm about 2 days in and I can definitely feel a difference in launch/load times for most things...I have 16GB allocated automatically between the 1TB NVMe boot drive, the RAID-0 NVMe game drive, and the RAID-1 7200 RPM NAS drives I use for documents and install executables and ISO's.I'll post the performance numbers below! OS Drive (After Reboots and Other Programs Loading Into Cache): RAID-0 NVMe Drive (Before Reboots and Other Programs Loading Into Cache): RAID-0 NVMe Drive (After Reboots and Other Programs Loading Into Cache): RAID-1 NAS Drive Mirror Drive (After Reboots and Other Programs Loading Into Cache): Let me know if you guys want more numbers! I lowered the test file sizes to test quicker as I have to run to work but I can fun longer ones if anyone wants the info. Thanks guys!
  9. DanielNS84

    9900K Voltages

    VRM Temps seem fine, this motherboard seems to be a drastic improvement over the MSI MEG z390 ACE I replaced in every way...it's a workstation board and it seems to be tuned better for stability. I'm gonna see if I can squeeze 5.3Ghz in under 1.35v but if I can't then I'll just take the time to make software profiles. If I boot at 5.1Ghz and have a 5.2 and 5.3 profile to swap to for stuff I'll be happy. I've still got a ton of work to put into this board/CPU to get it right I just wanted to make sure I wasn't gonna nuke it. Thanks! Edit: Not sure if there's a VRM sensor on this board but even at 5.2 Ghz they're cool enough to touch, plus there is an automatic VRM temp shutdown option in BIOS that I left on.
  10. DanielNS84

    9900K Voltages

    1.38v for 5.3Ghz too much? I could probably trim down a bit if I tried as well, I stepped up the voltage by the same amount each 100Mhz and didn't really try to adjust it.
  11. DanielNS84

    9900K Voltages

    Quick question... I've been stable with all cores @ 5Ghz for a while now with 1.22 Volts showing (set to auto, that's the reading in Windows from HWInfo/CPU-Z/Etc...) and I started pushing it higher...It's stable on auto at 5.1Ghz in all but Prime95 but it seems to be sticking to 1.22 Volts even for that. I manually adjusted the voltage using adaptive+offset and it's rock solid at 5.1Ghz at 1.3 Volts (total, with offset at 1.25 + .5) but I have to push it dangerously close to 1.4 Volts to get much higher. It's stable at 1.36 Volts or so for 5.2Ghz and 1.38 Volts for 5.3 Ghz all cores (Didn't dare try Prime95+AVX at 5.3Ghz as it hits 85+ degrees in Cinebench but it's stable in everything else). My question is, are these voltages safe? Cinebench temps hit about 68 degrees at 5Ghz, 75 degrees at 5.1Ghz, 81 degrees at 5.2Ghz, and around 87 degrees at 5.3Ghz so should I really run at these numbers daily? Maybe use a heavy AVX offset? Thoughts?
  12. DanielNS84

    LTT 3DMark Thread

    Benchmark: TimeSpy CPU: Core i9-9900K @ 5.1GHz GPU: RTX 2080 TI GPU: 2,010 MHz GPU Memory: 2,000 MHz Score: 14,399 3DMark Link: https://www.3dmark.com/3dm/30859597 Gonna push my CPU a bit farther tonight...getting better!
  13. DanielNS84

    LTT 3DMark Thread

    Benchmark: TimeSpy CPU: Core i9-9900K @ 5.1GHz GPU: RTX 2080 TI GPU: 2,010 MHz GPU Memory: 2,000 MHz Score: 14,324 3DMark Link: https://www.3dmark.com/3dm/30823290 First results with my new case, much better thermals! I'll poke around and do a real OC on things tomorrow!
  14. DanielNS84

    2x500GB or 1x1TB nvme Samsung - 970 Evo

    Agreed if that's the only drive you'll be getting (unless you get 3 of the 500GB models), if you plan on getting enough to combine a few but still boot to a single drive then that route seems advantageous.
  15. DanielNS84

    2x500GB or 1x1TB nvme Samsung - 970 Evo

    Data with the new motherboard, pretty close but with the GPU and others still running at full speed (x16). Edit: Now that I look it is a bit faster on this board...cool! Anyway, I'm gonna start using this RAID is no one wants anymore data, I haven't tried the U.2 connection yet but I expect it to be the same.