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About KuronoXD

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  • CPU
    Core i7 2600K
  • Motherboard
    Asus P8 Z77-V LK
  • RAM
    32GB HyperX Fury
  • GPU
    EVGA FTW GTX 1080
  • Storage
    4 x 4TB HDDs, 2x 256GB SSDs
  • Display(s)
    LG 55" 4K TV
  • Keyboard
    Corsair Strafe RGB
  • Mouse
    Corsair M65 RGB
  • Sound
    Onkyo 5.1 Home Theatre

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  1. If anyone likes the feeling of closure on threads about troubleshooting, I finally figured out what's wrong (...I think). Special thanks to @SenpaiKaplan, who poinited me in the right direction. It actually does have to do with the GPU, but not because of it going bad, but that it sucked so much juice that my old PSU failed on sustained, specific loads. To ensure that it wasn't actually my graphics card, I set the Power Limit at 90% and the unexplained shutdowns stopped ever since. Today, I tried playing in 4K with almost everything maxed out and set the power limit back to normal (120% when gaming, for overclocking); some minutes in I experienced the instant shutdown. So, I decided to put the limit at 95% and it was a while before something went wrong, but this time the PC rebooted on its own and after post, my ASUS mobo had the message "A PSU power surge has been detected during the previous power on. ASUS Anti-surge was triggered...". It seems then, that my PSU fails at high sustained loads or something is specifically wrong with the 12V rail, and that when the GPU is set over 100% it is too much too fast and everything fails instantly without leaving an explanation, but under 100% it leaves time or capacity for the mobo to handle the fail-and-reboot process.
  2. Process priority will do nothing if there's no resources to allocate. I'd save some money and sell that GPU for something better (used even, take advantage of people discarding their mining cards).
  3. KuronoXD

    4k vs 1440p

    Both PC and laptop are 4K displays, but that's because I'm more of a single player, take the environment in and stop to smell the flowers kind of gamer.
  4. As the title says, my PC has been randomly shutting down instantly while ALL the fans go into hyper speed (case fans, CPU and GPU as well). I don't think it has to do with temps, as I have pretty good circulation with 7 case fans (and I keep the AC running the whole day). And explaining the "random" part of the title, it seems to have some consistency but no logic that I've figured out; it happens when I'm just browsing, while I'm listening to music or watching a video in MPC-HC and most consistently when I'm watching videos in youtube, but it has never happened while I'm gaming. I have already stress tested most components but they didn't fail or throw an error (CPU, RAM, and GPU) and crystaldisk still shows me good SSD integrity (92%), so I have no logs to speak of as to what could be failing (I don't get a BSOD, just computer off and spinning fans). The only other components are the PSU and Mobo, but I have no reliable way to test those, any ideas?
  5. He bought it over other more "techy" cars because he thought it would have better lifetime support from the manufacturer. Linus thought he was making a responsible decision instead of going with the flow and buying a Tesla or something.
  6. What I do in these cases is search for them on sale used (Ebay, Amazon, wherever you can), see what the lowest and highest price is for the part and choose something about 3/4 on that scale. The lowest prices scare people off because they think the parts have been abused or have something wrong and the highest prices are mostly ridiculous due to people trying to get most of their money back.
  7. Yeah... you're gonna be CPU limited playing at 1080p. It should be pretty obvious if you open Afterburner with Rivatuner statistics or something like that. You'll have to either buy a 1440p or 4K monitor or alternatively, use DSR to downsample 4K to 1080p. It won't be as pretty as actual 4K but at least you'll be fully utilising your GTX 1080, with a nice upgrade in clarity.
  8. Yep, I'm one of those still rocking a Sandy Bridge. It's a 2600K and as of yet, I haven't noticed it bottleneck my GTX 1080. Honestly, the only thing I've seen it struggle with is more mundane stuff, like video playback and video decoding; HEVC literally doubles the workload a x264 file would have and it completely gives up when trying to do 4K HEVC. Oh, and it can't do HDR in Youtube above 1080p, it just keeps "buffering" the already loaded video. Games and draw calls are no problem, although it will reach 90-95% usage with some titles. Productivity is obviously very behind everything else, but it does well for an almost 8 year old CPU; and I just haven't got around to dropping a couple thousand for a new HEDT.
  9. Honestly it's not worth it if what you're looking for is some exclusivity for the videos (just the random floatplane exclusive), or because watching them a week in advance is something special. What I get my money's worth from floatplane is the community and the comment section. It's not uncommon to get answers in less than 5 minutes from Nick if something's wrong and most people are nice and helpful when answering about what you wrote. I just like it here better to avoid the cancer of the youtube comment section.
  10. Thanks, I'll consider it, but these are the speakers I've had for years and I've noticed many of their shortcomings, so I was hoping to try something new.
  11. Between $300 to $400 tops. I live in the Mayan Riviera, but Amazon and Ebay are ok (as long as the shipping isn't stupid expensive). I mainly shop in Mercadolibre, because the return policies are easier than shopping internationally and I normally get one day shipping with my orders, so that'd be the best option.
  12. As said in the title, I had the Logitech Z906 for about 6 years but they just died, and from what a bunch of repair guys told me, Logitech doesn't provide spare parts for these. So, after accepting I have no sound from my PC for the time being, I'm in a rush to replace them. I've been looking at some options, but I've got my eye on the Onkyo ht-s3800 for now. If anyone has an opinion on them or has a better alternative, please do tell, as I am not very knowledgeable in home theatre setups. To be clear, I'm looking for a system in a box (don't have the funds to be looking into really enthusiast stuff) and mostly not specialty or niche brands, I don't think I can get them where I live.
  13. Accusing me of trolling because I won't agree with you is your argument now? Sad. I already told you that whatever you understood or whatever vague terms I used, the fact that 10% refers to "people who use browsers" and thus "people who use the internet" won't change. Whether I made a mistake or you made a mistake, that meaning won't change; you have fervently latched on to the wrong notion that 10% refers to the 7 billion people on Earth either because that's your only argument to say I'm wrong or just because you're dense. Let's leave it here clearly: 10% = People who use browsers/Internet 10% != 7 billion people Can you get it now? That there is no need for normalisation? That I said that if you wrongly applied this normalisation to Firefox's numbers you should wrongly apply it as well to Steam's, because they both had already been normalised? You can't fix anything, because there is nothing to fix, other than your misunderstanding. Oh, and I said that you didn't pay attention not that you were ignorant, sorry if I hurt your ego or pride, but I never said anyone else was as well. Don't make it a blanket statement to paint me like a bad guy who insulted everyone. But it doesn't matter how many times I explain all of this, you already said that you were willing to drop it only if I apologised and said I was wrong; you're not arguing over who has reason, you just want to be right, so maybe let's just agree to disagree.
  14. Believe it or not, they still sell them new on Amazon! (it's the lowest they'll go, though)