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About MadAnt250

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    New York, USA
  • Interests
    Tinker on anything that has adjustments or that can be improved/broken
  • Biography
    I love being cheap
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  • CPU
    Intel Core i5-7400
  • Motherboard
    Acer TC-780A(KBL)
  • RAM
    16GB (2 x 8GB) of DDR4@2400MHz
  • GPU
    Nvidia GTX 970 reference card
  • Storage
    TOSHIBA DT01ACA100 1TB, 2TB WD My Passport
  • PSU
    EVGA 500 W1 80+white
  • Display(s)
    ViewSonic VA2012WB, Gateway VX900
  • Cooling
    Grill with filter installed onto the front panel for air intake cooling and 2 recycled 92mm fans for intake and exhaust.
  • Keyboard
    Thermaltake eSPORTS MEKA PRO with Cherry MX Red switches

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  1. I never had any problems going a little over 3.5GB. The GTX 970 is still a good card for 1080p gaming. Second hand GTX 1070 and 1070ti, you can find them for about $200-$300 average on Craigslist. You can also go with a refurbished card, they cost a little bit more but, they usually have a warranty. Also, make sure your CPU is good enough, you do not want to choke the performance of the new GPU.
  2. Did you try reducing your render distance and turning on V-sync? Your game can look choppy if your monitors refresh rate is way lower than the fps in the game.
  3. Your GPU is being bottlenecked by your CPU. Sorry but, a potato can run Rocket League.
  4. You will be fine, in fact you can use something better than a GTX 1650.
  5. 1st of all, I use 1600x1200 resolution at 75Hz. 2nd: I can go as high as 1920x1440. 3rd: Yes.
  6. For me it's Forza Horizon 3 or 4, GTA V, Minecraft and BeamNG on my Gareway VX900
  7. I found KDS XF-9E for sale and I am curious if this is a decent CRT monitor.I am on the search for a 19" flat screen CRT monitor, preferably a Trinitron, but the higher-end Trinitrons are hard to find by me for a reasonable price and condition. Should I consider taking a look at this instead, or should I hold off and continue looking for a higher end flat screen Trinitron? My current CRT is a Gateway VX900 and I love how nice games look on it but, I am looking for something a little better. I know the KDS xf-9 monitors were low priced when new but, any bit of help is appreciated............Thanks
  8. It all depends on what you are doing, 8GB is good for light workloads/gaming and 16GB is better for heaver workloads/gaming. From my experience using potatoes, when full usage is reached, the entire system can slowdown, sometimes to a slow crawl, and some applications will crash when the limit is pushed. You can scrape by with 8GB of RAM just fine for now and upgrade in the future if you wish. By workload, I mean applications that use more ram.
  9. What is your temp and power limit? Your GPU might be throttling down to keep it in the limit.
  10. I set my GPU fan curve using MSI Afterburner. You can click and drag the dots to move the line, you will have to play around with the curve and find what works for you. Below is the custom fan curve for my GTX 970 blower card.
  11. Set a custom fan curve for the GPU and have at least one fan for exhaust. The hot air cannot vent out fast enough, it is necessary to have proper air flow. I have just two case fans, one for intake and one for exhaust and my temps are fine
  12. You are most likely safe from the Intel bug, I think the patches have been released by other OS's as well.
  13. From what I have researched Microsoft has released patches in their updates a while ago, so if you are up to date then I would not worry if you have a Microsoft OS.