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ZaTrustedHipster

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About ZaTrustedHipster

  • Title
    Newbie
  • Birthday 1996-01-02

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Profile Information

  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Las Vegas, NV

System

  • CPU
    i7 5820K @3.8, 4.2 boost
  • Motherboard
    ASUS X99-A
  • RAM
    16GB Crucial Ballistix DDR4 (4x4, 2400)
  • GPU
    ASUS Strix 980 (Watercooled w/ an EK full cover waterblock)
  • Case
    Corsair 750D
  • Storage
    500GB Samsung 840 Evo
  • PSU
    Corsair AX860
  • Display(s)
    Samsung Syncmaster T278350
  • Cooling
    Custom Watercooling Loop (EK Supremacy CPU Waterblock +EK GPU Block + EK Coolstream 360mm Rad + XSPC Flex Tubing + EK D5 Vario + Primochill 360mm Res), 3x 120mm Corsair Blue LED SP, 4x Corsair 140mm Blue LED SP
  • Keyboard
    Ducky Shine 3, Cherry MX Blue, Blue LED
  • Mouse
    Logitech G502 Proteus Core
  • Sound
    Cooler Master CM Storm Pulse Headset
  • Operating System
    Windows 8.1 64bit
  1. To be honest, I feel that Samsung's 840 Pro SSDs are by far the best in terms of both value and performance. I'd got w/ a 512gb 840 Pro. Also, a pretty impressive gpu would be either the EVGA 950 FTW and the 960 FTW, due to their impressive performance when stacked with the next card up (960 and 970 respectively).
  2. Realistically, there's a very tiny latency difference, unless you're performing heavy workloads. As shown in some of Linus' videos, there's an intangible difference in performance between ddr4 and ddr3 in use.
  3. I would go with a 144 Hz. I have a 980, and it struggles at 4k at low on AAA titles. I can't even imagine what a 970 would perform at 4k.
  4. Got it! Thanks a lot for the advice! You're the best
  5. So, I finished building my computer in about mid June, and I've had no problems. I have a 5820K, Strix 980, 16gb crucial ballistix, and everything is in a nice little wc custom loop. I've oced my cpu to about 101.2 bclk, and I have the mutliplier to x40. When I ran prime95, I see temps rise to about 60 and stay there. Then, after about another 30 minutes, temps would rise up to 80 and stay there, sometimes hitting 85, but not over 85. Could anyone tell me what's happening and if it's normal? The full specs of my computer are on my profile.
  6. Have you tried checking your motherboard LED display for any error codes?
  7. Quick question, where is your monitor plugged into? Your mobo or GPU?
  8. No, you do not use need a CPU cooler in order to see if your PC posts. I have a custom water cooling loop in my build, with a 5820k, and I didn't use a cooler to check if it posted at first. Your socket does get pretty hot, but there's virtually no danger unless you actually try to perform tasks without a cooler.
  9. Personally, I would recommend an Asus dc2 960, due it coming in at a pretty compelling price at just 200 dollars. If you plan to just play games at 1080p, then the 960 would probably be your best bet, imo.
  10. I'd really love to give this mouse a try. I've been using a Logitech g502 for the past year, and I absolutely love it. However, due to my constant traveling and my neglect to properly store the mouse during travel, the mouse is becoming slightly ruined. By ruined, I mean the cable braiding is falling apart, and the slippy feet are coming off. So, I'd really like to give this final mouse a shot!
  11. Here's a PC build that I've been longing to build for the past 4 years, and the parts list has changed a lot over the course of 3 years. Until I finish this build, I will have been doing everything I've been doing on a meager laptop, called the Sony Vaio Probook Duo 13, with Intel HD 4400 integrated GPU, and an i5 4200u, and 8gb of ram. I know it's horrible . I can barely manage 30 FPS on easily played games like CS:GO and TF2, on LOW SETTINGS!!! It's extremely pitiful. I've never been able to play AAA titles without frame rates dipping below 10 fps. With my new build, I'm planning to have my own water-cooling loop, that will only cool CPU and GPU. The whole build is planned to be a black/red theme. I'm also planning to OC! However, without further ado, here's my full parts list, and feel free to add comments to give your own recommendations! EDIT: I probably won't be receiving the parts for another month and a half or so, but I'll keep you guys posted! Case: Corsair Obsidian 750D PSU: Corsair AX860 GPU: GTX 980 Strix RAM: Kingston HyperX 16gb ddr3 dual-channel kit MOBO: Asus Maximus VI Hero (ATX) SSD: Samsung 850 EVO 500GB CPU: Intel i7 4790K Water Cooling Parts: Res: EK Multi-Option RES, X3 250 Coolant: EK Blood Red Coolant (1 liter) GPU Backplate: Asus Strix EK Backplate GPU Block: EK Asus STRIX waterblock (nickel, full shroud) Pump: EK 12V Water Pump Rad: EK Coolstream 360mm rad Fittings: Bits Power 3/8->1/2 compression fittings (black/red) CPU Block: EK Supremacy Clear Acrylic Nickel CPU block Tubing: Primochill Clear Acrylic tubing Fans: Corsair Red 120mm and 140mm fans (static pressure) So, there's my parts guys, lemme know if you guys have any suggestions, such as stylizing suggestions, peripherals, or any other stuff! Thanks!
  12. Yes, I do agree, but I honestly believe that companies like Corsair, Logitech and Razer should not advertise their keyboards to be able to reach 16.8 million colors if they don't even come close. That's what I'm trying to say...
  13. Okay. So I was browsing through the web one day, and my friend messaged me that the Corsair RGB Keyboard lineup is only able to display 512 colors! At first I didn't believe it, but after a couple minutes of digging, I found several complaints on several websites complaining about the SAME thing (Even on the Corsair Help Forum! So, everyone that I found to complain about the RGB functionality had generally the same statement for their complaint. The keyboard is supposedly supposed to have 256^3 colors right? That is supposedly 16,777,216 colors, or the advertised 16.8 million color RGB lighting on several keyboards nowadays. However, that doesn't seem to be the case with the Corsair RGB lineup. People are saying that thorough the provided software, people are noticing that there are only 8 levels of brightness for each individual color, 8 for red, 8 for blue, 8 for green. So, 8^ is a mere 512 colors, as opposed to the impressive 16.8 million color back light that was advertising. At first, I tried not to be drawn into this bit of news, and I tried not to believe it until my friend, Brian B. showed me his own K70 RGB and showed me the truly restricting nature of the keyboard's color customization. It really was 8^3. Here are all of my sources that I found 1. Brian B. (Actual owner of a Corsair K70 RGB Keyboard, with Red Cherry MX Switches) 2. http://forum.corsair.com/v3/showthread.php?t=133172 3. http://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=64366.0 4. http://www.overclock.net/t/1519390/corsair-forums-corsair-rgb-keyboards-possibly-only-capable-of-512-colors I believe that Linus could possible change the add on his channel, due to the fact that several users are experiencing the 512 color limit . BTW: Please don't think I'm some anti-Corsair person. I personally do not favor any company over another. I personally, was pretty darn hyped for the release for the Corsair RGB lineup, but I decided to opt for a Ducky Shine 3 instead due to it's better key stabilizers. Just saying that.
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