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About Nakedpeanut

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  • Birthday 1988-05-25

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  • Location
    United States
  • Occupation
    Payments Solution Architect


  • CPU
    Intel i5 7600k
  • Motherboard
    Asus z270 TUF Mark 2
  • RAM
    2x8GB 3000 Corsair LPX CL15
  • GPU
    Asus GTX 1070
  • Case
    Corsair Spec A1
  • Storage
    WD black SN750 500GB, WD blue SN500 1TB
  • PSU
    Seasonic 600w

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  1. That looks like an m3 screw, you should be able to find longer ones quite easy at local hardware store. Also look in your radiator boxes, should have a couple spare with the same thread, just longer or get them off ebay? As for drilling the acrylic, just a standard electric drill is fine and buy an acrylic drill bit. They are sharper than standard metal or concrete bits. Do you need to thread the screw into the acrylic or just pass through? That will determine the size of the bit you need to use.
  2. I have the same grip type. I really like my Corsair M65 Pro but it's way heavier than what you want. https://pcpartpicker.com/product/ggbkcf/corsair-mouse-ch9300011na The lightest mouse which was still very good was the CM Spawn, but still heavier than 70g and no rgb https://www.coolermaster.com/catalog/peripheral/mice/spawn/
  3. Do you really need 32GB? Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL16 Memory ($75.99 @ Newegg) Memory: Crucial Ballistix RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL16 Memory ($96.99 @ Adorama)
  4. Tempting! but if you can, wait!
  5. Yeah I think I'll just do that. I'm probably just going to get a new case (P500a or Lan cool 2 Mesh) and ram for now to scratch the upgrade itch.
  6. How much coolant? Could your pump be under strain for lack of coolant? That video is so soft for me I can't hear anything really.
  7. Wow quiet the difference in % GPU bound but no real gain in FPS 55 vs 54 DX12 Highest 1440p
  8. I think it's a combination of CPU OC and Resolution. I did another run on Highest but at 1080p and things look better for the GPU, but the whole yes I think its a balance system except for my res
  9. My current system is now 3 years old (almost to the day) and I've got the itch to upgrade - not really out of necessity, but watching too many youtube build videos I really want another 3 years out of my next parts, hence the dilemma. I'm currently 100% GPU bound due to the Resolution so I don't see a point in doing a CPU upgrade now as I'm not going to buy a RTX2000 series card. So many Zen2 deals now! Talk me off the ledge!! Is there a point in upgrading CPU/MOBO/RAM now then getting RTX 3070/ti when released later in the year? Or would you just wait it out for the Zen3 release and do it all at once? Budget: ~$1000 (Phase 1 CPU/MOBO/RAM + Phase 2 GPU) Country: USA Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for: Gaming and Streaming _______________________________________________________________________________________________________ Phase 1 (now): CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($259.99 @ Amazon) Motherboard: MSI MAG B550 TOMAHAWK ATX AM4 Motherboard Not really needed but nice to have, deciding if I want RGB or not Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL16 Memory ($75.99 @ Newegg) Memory: Crucial Ballistix RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL16 Memory ($96.99 @ Adorama) Phase 2 (end of year): Nvidia RTX 3070 or RTX 3070 ti ~ $500 _______________________________________________________________________________________________________ Existing System: PCPartPicker Part List CPU: Intel Core i5-7600K 3.8 GHz Quad-Core Processor @ 4.7GHZ CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler Motherboard: Asus TUF Z270 MARK 2 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 CL15 Memory Storage: Western Digital SN750 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive Storage: Western Digital Blue SN550 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive Storage: Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 1070 8 GB Dual Series Video Card @ 2088MHz / 2202MHz Case: Corsair SPEC-02 ATX Mid Tower Case Power Supply: SeaSonic 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply Monitor: Dell S2417DG 23.8" 2560x1440 165 Hz Monitor Games: Counter Strike (alot) Then usual AAA titles for some single player action GPU Bound reference Shadow of Tomb Raider 1440p Highest setting: Shadow of Tomb Raider 1440p High setting (this is what I game at):
  10. Prices always reflect their performance relative to the current generation even in the used market. My gtx1070 would still fetch ~$250, whilst a 1070ti ~$290 which is the relatively the same performance as a new RTX2060 ~$310. So honestly I wouldn't expect massive discounts, it's just not how Nvidia operates. They just stop production or cut the silicon down for sales in lower end parts (see 2060 ko)
  11. Lol I'm so confused by the parts you have where does the thread ripper 1920x and AX1500 come from? If you really are itching for an upgrade, then maybe a 3600 or X/XT + B550 or X570 board now will be a good buy; in that you can sell the 3600 for Zen 3 later in the year or 2021 and pick up a new GPU in September/October?
  12. 2 x 360 will be more than enough for your rig (but I see now why your budget is so high ) You need to think of aesthetics space wise, and if running that much tubing (for 3 rads) will look good and the difficulties (planning) involved. Additionally you need to consider rad thickness, particularly for the side mount as the top and bottom will interfere if you get it too thick. I agree with Mick, get an EK GPU block, then pick a CPU block that matches your aesthetic, has decent flow rate with good fin density (I like the XSPC raystorm but it's not the prettiest). I prefer a D5 combo pump with fan bracket mount. I would honestly aim for something like this with bottom intake and top exhaust:
  13. Mix and Match. But you can get a good custom loop for $500-600 easy. What is your end goal? Looks or cooling performance? Do you want hard tubing, RGB, distro plate, how many radiators and what size?
  14. I really don't see your issue here? Are you saying you'd rather have a 4 core CPU so you don't have 2 cores running idle? If you went 7700k you would have no upgrade path as the sockets have changed (I know I have the i5 7600k).
  15. What ISP and what router is it? Typically if you search the combo off them you'll find a way to do it. You'll need the ISP router to allow all traffic to your new router as the DMZ anyway. so if you don't have that access you'll need to bypass the ISP switch all together. There is way call the dumb switch bypass method (Used a lot by ATT clients), where you use an intermediary switch and clone the ISP routers mac onto you new router. Allow the ISP router to create the connection then disconnect it and plug your router into the same switch port. Problem is if you loose power or ISP resets your connection you have to do the process again.