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Jonathan W

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    Southern New Hampshire, USA


  • CPU
    Intel Core i5 6600K @ 4.3GHz
  • Motherboard
    ASUS Maximus Hero 9
  • RAM
    16GB T-Force RAM
  • GPU
    ZOTAC GTX 980 AMP Edition
  • Case
    Thermaltake View 27
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  • PSU
    Corsair HX1000i
  • Display(s)
    LG 34UC79G-B
  • Cooling
    Noctuah NH L9x65
  • Keyboard
    Razer Blackwidow Chroma TE / Tartarus Chroma
  • Mouse
    Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum
  • Sound
    Sennheiser HD6xx Jubilee
  • Operating System
    Win10 Pro OEM
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  1. So probably none of you will remember but I did an amatuer build log showcasing my build of my "ultimate" budget gaming rig. Hephaestus. A ZOTAC 980 AMP, 16GB of T-Force RAM, an i5 6600K at 4.3GHz constant in an In-Win 303 case on an ASUS Maximus Hero 9 board....That was about 2 or 3 years ago and my GPU is about 7 years old now. But at 2560x1080p this rig has kept me going strong at 144Hz pretty much Ultra settings for everything. But then I played the ANTHEM demo... I was getting barely over 70 frames with everything set to about High details. Granted the game was gorgeous but the super open world games like it, Far Cry 5, sometimes even Warframe, Destiny 2 on rare occasion, Just Cause 2, pretty much anything I do in VR that tries to be a AAA title, I haven't tried Witcher 3 yet but I assume that'll be hard to play and etc. Also just going through what games I want in the future... Metro Exodus, Rage 2, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, Tom Clancy's The Division 2, etc... So TL:DR, I want to up my system. I'm planning on buying a 2080, non-ti, when my tax returns come in and then transitioning my 980 into my Ryzen build. But I wanna know the best CPU/RAM upgrades I can do for my dollar. I REALLY don't want to have to buy a whole new board because I already have several perfectly good motherboards sitting on a shelf not being used because they're old and it annoys the shite out of me. btw if it helps both my GPU and CPU are often pinned at 100% usage while gaming. Included pic is about a half hour into the Anthem demo
  2. So the Corsair controller DOES let you do SOME things, i don't know what kind of functions you can get out of it though. ASUS AURA kindof sucks for "reacting to music" as it is just not very accurate if you try plugging it into a motherboards 50/50 header. Aside from that they have a certain limit of things one header can control because it has to power everything and it's not a super powerful port. I would say that you're trying to do something very ambitious and you'll likely need to teach yourself Arduino programming in order to run the fans in the unique way you want...also those things are SO loud when you get close lol
  3. You all are telling me an unfortunate truth I've known for too long...I just hate to get rid of the 980 because of how absolutely beautiful it looks especially compared to the gross cards out now..all black frames with black/gray frames instead relying on RGB lights...also it's expensive A.F.
  4. Have a local Gamestop? Go pick up a refurb XB360 controller and adapter for $20-$30USD
  5. So PAX East is on its way...last year at PAX East I started Project Hephaestus. Re-creating my gaming PC using The Greek god Hephaestus as an inspiration. Steel, Lava, Reds/Oranges/Grays. It perfectly matches my ZOTAC 980 AMP Edition. Since all I really do is gaming and spreadsheets and video watching I have always stuck with an i5 because it just makes sense. Best price/performance with Intel, perfectly powerful for every day usage. THAT BEING SAID... When playing Destiny 2 in 2560x1080 at Ultra details [except shadows at low, bloom off and DoF off] I am not even able to keep stable at 144Hz [my monitor refresh rate] I very RARELY break below 90 or 100, which is still a great experience, but I am worried that it will become an issue for me So this takes me back to PAX East...last year is when I bought my 6600k...do you think it would be worth it to get a 7700k OR a 6600k since it will be on sale? And if I should upgrade, would I need to upgrade my cooler from the Noctua NH-Lx65 I have now to keep below 75-80C? I know I should upgrade my 980 soon but its SO expensive lol
  6. So that FAQ only applies to 6 different types of monitors that they sell, sadly the one you have is not one of the ones supported, hence why you don't see the VESA mounting screw holes
  7. Tripp-Lite does most of their work in the small business/prosumer market afaik and I know them from my Dad who does I.T., we buy their network switches a lot, they're decently built and are cheap. Ironically, you say that, and I've only ever heard of CyberPower from their boutique custom PC line
  8. https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B0002935BA/_encoding=UTF8?coliid=I3O0U6M1ZH5LUO&colid=5QDCV9IAW0TZ I found this one that does that. Which I think is pretty dope I have a 1kW PSU because it was on sale for like $50 and my dad bought it for me And I thought I was going to SLI my 980's so yeah lol So why do you recommend that UPS other than the Sine Wave you explained? If my assumptions are correct [I horribly failed electronics in high school so forgive me] but if the battery on the one you posted is only 600W then won't it only give me a relatively small amount of time as opposed to this one that's like 950W? https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B0002935BA/_encoding=UTF8?coliid=I3O0U6M1ZH5LUO&colid=5QDCV9IAW0TZ I'm only looking to get a few minutes of extra time, maybe 5 minutes at the most [which is a LONG time I understand] while gaming so if/when I lose power while gaming i'll have time to stop what i'm doing, save, shut down, etc. Maybe one that would also have the ability to say act as an emergency power bank for me to charge my phone or my Nintendo Switch or whatever other small devices from would be super cool too.
  9. So I'm trying to get a U.P.S. for my workstation/gaming rig at home. Power here is pretty reliable but we do occasionally get really bad wind/rain/ice storms and I would like to know that my systems will be safe especially with how cheap these units seem to be... I have about a $150-$200USD limit According to the PCPP list I made here https://pcpartpicker.com/list/XN2tM8 my system uses about 500W [rounding up to next highest 100] so what kind of system should I look at which would give me about 5 minutes of safety for my system? Also does the battery beep when it loses power even if everything connected to it is turned off?
  10. I sure as shit have been playing lately. Add me JaydnW#1565 on Battle.net
  11. I'm JaydnW#1565 on Battle.net Just recently picked up Destiny 2. I'm a Titan, I have Striker and Sentinel unlocked, just recently hit Level 10. Got super heavy into Destiny 1 on PS4 but stopped because I didn't have any friends to do the raids or even grind with. Looking to change that for PC!
  12. I'm down to join though i've been doing much more Destiny 2 of late
  13. If it's not the ne built in to the Overwatch then it's either the one in NZXT CAM or the one from Discord. tbh I forget
  14. Looked into it a little, i always assumed all glitter was plastic, boy was I wrong. Apparently they do make a heat-resistant Polyester glitter and they even have UV reactant stuff...http://www.bulkglitters.com/fluorescent-polyester-flake-glitter/