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About MCManiac52

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  • Interests
    I like trains.
  • Biography
    Better at sorting out computers than I am my own life.
  • Occupation
    Computer Man


  • CPU
    Intel i7 8700K
  • Motherboard
    Asus Prime Z370-A
  • RAM
    Corsair LPX DDR4 16GB
  • GPU
    Asus Strix GTX 1080
  • Case
    Lian Li 011 Dynamic XL ROG
  • Storage
    240GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2, WD Red 1TB, Seagate 2TB
  • PSU
    Corsair RM650x
  • Display(s)
    3 x AOC C24G1 1080p 144hz
  • Cooling
    Corsair Hydro X CPU Block
    Corsair Hydro X Pump/Res
    Corsair Hydro X 480mm rad
    Alphacool 360mm 50mm rad
    2 x QL140 RGB
    3 x QL120 RGB
    2 x SP120
    1 x CoolerMaster generi 120mm fan
  • Keyboard
    Corsair K95 Platinum
  • Mouse
    Razer Naga Trinity
  • Sound
    Go XLR mini
    Audio Technica AT2020
    Audio Technica AD500X
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro
  • Laptop
    Surface Pro 6 i7/8GB/Black
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  1. Nothing in particular, I just assumed having the higher bandwidth would be better for running multiple screens and peripherals but I don't know that it would make that much difference
  2. Looking for a Type C dock that I can use on my XPS 15 with thunderbolt, but that can also be used by others in the office who just have type C with displayport. Currently have a Dell thunderbolt dock but it doesn't work with regular type C devices, anyone got any recommendations?
  3. Thanks for all the help guys! Looks like I'll be giving the delid ago in a month or 2 and see where we are then
  4. the delid isn't to push the chip further - it's to get better thermal performance with my current config - mounts definitely good, from what others have said it does appear to just be the tim.
  5. Damn fair enough, How easy is a delid and liquid metal? and how much should I expect it to improve?
  6. I've got my 8700k overclocked to 4.9Ghz at 1.28v on an Asus Prime Z370-a, I'm using a hydro x loop, just cpu, with 1 240mm rad and 1 50mm 360mm rad. The mac temp I saw on a cinebench r20 run was around 80 degrees. Is the 8th gen tim really that? For reference my buddy with a 480mm rad and a 9600k at 5Ghz 1.4 gets to about 40 degrees max Double the temp seems too much to just be down to hyperthreading
  7. Very true - I'll consider selling it to upgrade - my current plan is to borrow my friends 1080 as he has the same asus strix card I do so I'll test things with that before buying anything for sure
  8. Yeah plan is to wait for the new cards to come out and compare then - just by then I imagine a 1080 will be even cheaper than they currently are
  9. Looking at upgrading my GPU at the end of the year once all the hardware has been announced. Currently running a GTX 1080, I was set on upgrading to the 3080/ti when it comes out however I'm considering getting another 1080 and putting them in SLI. Looking at performance benchmarks it seems i'll get similar to that of a 2080/2080ti but for only the £300 of buying another 1080 (half the price I spent originally)
  10. fair bit has changed since I made the post so I'll give you a quick summary; I run 3 1080 144hz monitors off my main gpu (the 1080) in nvidia surround. I wanted to plug in my 4k TV and split it into another 4 1080p monitors but due to the sheer amount of desktop space, the primary gpu just couldn't keep up I Thought having the display plugged into a different gpu it would run off of that one but after trying both the igpu and a 2nd dedicated one, I found that in task manager the apps on the tv were still rendering with gpu1. Looks like all I need to do is enable the igpu, plug t
  11. I have a 1080 and a 1060 in my machine to connect more displays, but apps on displays plugged into the 1060 are still using the 1080 to render - I'd change their gpu in windows 10 graphics settings but the 1080 is listed as both, how do I get the 1060 to show as the power saving gpu?
  12. Ah okay - what if you ran the pump slower? Would that see any improvement?
  13. Hey, So I'm looking at doing my first custom loop soon, looking at the best order for the components and I'm seeing a lot of responses saying it doesn't really matter. To me, it seems like you'd get slightly better performance if you had the radiators dumping cooled water in the reservoir and then have that feeding the pump and then components - can anyone explain how and why that's not best practice?
  14. Thanks both, Just tried and unfortunately neither of those solved the issue. I'll try the update and see how that goes. Thanks, Corban
  15. Hi, We've just deployed 40 new machines. Edge on all these machines is broken, opening it results in a white window with the title bar and nothing else. The app itself doesn't work. We've tried reinstalling the app several times with no luck, the problem is identical on all machines. We'd like a way to solve the issue without having to reinstall 40 machines. Anyone got any ideas?