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About brighttail

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  • Location
    Renfrew County
  • Gender
  • Interests
    Computers, gaming, social media, golf, poker.. ya know all the stuff that your parents warned you about when you grew up.
  • Biography
    Moved to Canada 20 years ago to be with my wife. Love it here, don't want to move back to the USA anytime soon, tho family is there.
  • Occupation
    Support specialist


  • CPU
  • Motherboard
    Asus X99 Rampage Extreme Edition 10
  • RAM
    Corsair Dominator Platinum Special Edition 3200MHz 4x8
  • GPU
    MSI GTX 1080 TI - EK-FB Waterblock
  • Case
    Phanteks Enthoo Primo SE Red/Black
  • Storage
    Samsung SM950 - 2x Samsung 961 Pro
  • PSU
    Corsair AX 1200i
  • Display(s)
    Acer XB321HK - 4k, IPS, G-sync Monitor
  • Cooling
    Water Cooled
  • Keyboard
    Corsair K95 Platinum
  • Mouse
    Asus Spatha
  • Sound
    Corsair SP2500
  • Operating System
    WIn 10-64bit
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  1. In shot the K90 and k95 wrist rests on the sight do not FIT the K95 RGB Platinum. Corsair has not yet, nor does it intend to make these a separate issue. I have asked multiple times in over two years. I have had two crack on me and you have to send THE ENTIRE keyboard back in and they give you a new keyboard in return. Pretty stupid for a $15 part but that is what they are doing.
  2. That is what I was figuring but if one has a baseline of 2133 MHZ and the other has a baseline of 2666 MHZ, then they are just running on different clock cycles? It is just weird that one is 80 bux more....I'm wondering if it has to do with the origin of the memory chips. Corsair CMT32GMX4MAc3200C16 vs Corsair CMT32GMX4MAz3200C16 . That C vs Z .. looks like a revision model. C being old XMS module and Z meaning Vengeance module .. I'm not sure the difference. This makes more sense the C is the older version for x99 and such with the Z being the newer version for Ryzen. I could get away wit
  3. I'm looking at two different memory kits. Both are 3200mhz rated with 16,18,18,36 timings. They are exactly the same in total memory, both 32 gb but one kit is 80 dollars higher than the other. Looking into the specs the one differences is one kit is rated at 2166 SPD with timings 15, 15, 15, 36 and the other is rated 2666 SPD with timings 18, 18, 18, 43. This is where I'm confused because both are rated at 3200Mhz but the SPD's are different. Does the higher SPD mean it can be overclocked more? I guess the other difference is that the 2133 SPD says nothing about Ryzen but the
  4. As stated I have one FE 1080ti card already watercooled. I have the ability to get another at a pretty reasonable price. I know that not all games scale well with SLI and I also know there are only a couple of monitors out there that can go 4k, gsync and over 60fps. So While I wait for those prices to go down, do you think it is reasonable to go the cheaper route and get a second 1080TI (already have the HD SLI bridge) or would a 2080TI be the better bet. The goal .. 4k gaming of at least 100FPS. I'm seeing most testing showing that this is practical in benchmarks, but how about real wo
  5. Yeah it was that strip. Not sure how I missed it. It was there when I put the block on, but I found it on the floor so it had to slip out when I was turning the card over. Oh well Solved and thanks.
  6. Welp it looks like I missed a long strip. There was only one there when I thought there was two, so the mosfets weren't covered. They are now, everything reapplied, triple checked and attempt #2.
  7. Reseeding, new driver didn't fix it. Looks like I'm draining the loop and taking off the waterblock.
  8. I clocked it back but here is the thing. This card worked fine for a week with the blower/fan on. No freezing, nothing. I would play games all day long. The ONLY thing that changed was the waterblock I put on. I am pretty sure I put it on correctly. Since I had used this block before all the pads were exactly where they should be. 11 pads for the memory and two longer pads for the VRM and Mosfets. I even took out the instructions to make sure. Active monitoring is showing it isn't a temperature issue with the GPU and the only thing freezing is the screen of the game. I can
  9. So I got a refurbished GPU back after the first one died. I played with the 1080TI FE GPU with the blower on for a few days while I waited for some new fluid. I had zero issues playing games. The card even got up to about 85C but never froze or quit. I put on my EKWB as I did before and now when I play games, at random times the game picture will freeze. I can move my mouse around and click on things and the game is still going as I can hear the different things I click on but just the picture is frozen. The rest of my computer is just fine and I can end the game in task manager and all
  10. As I'm using it in SLI on a 4k monitor all i care about is rock solid 60 FPS Also we'll see what happens in the future with the new 4ks but I think that is a year down the road before they have the 144Hz up that will not be stupidly expensive.
  11. If what you say is true I might consider another 1080ti that is cheaper but one that I can still get a EK waterblock for, they won't be exactly alike but close enough from the exterior... hmmm decisions.
  12. I watercool them anyway so I'd be taking the fans off anyway. BTW finding blower type GPUs is difficult as they are 2x more expensive in many cases than cards with multiple fans, due to the cryptocurrency mania.
  13. That is what I figured but for example the same EVGA card that is the SC2 Black, I believe has a different PCB, and probably a different type of chip and I was seeing people say THAT card wouldn't work. The weird thing is both the EVGA cards can use the EK-FC waterblock it seem.
  14. So i have an MSI 1080 TI FE... I'm looking to get a second and found a good price on the EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 TI SC Black Edition. Now if I'm reading correctly what I'm researching, this EVGA does use the same reference PCB as the Founders Edition and should accept an EKWB the same as my FE card. There shouldn't be any issue of running them in SLI is there?