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About madmike159

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  • Interests
    Technology and Engineering
  • Occupation
    Research Engineer


  • CPU
    Intel Core i5-3570K OC to 4.0GHz
  • Motherboard
    GIGABYTE GA-Z77MX-D3H Intel Z77
  • RAM
    16GB (4x4GB) Corsair Vengeance (Mixed) 1600MHz
  • GPU
    Nvidia GTX 1060
  • Case
    Be Quiet! Silent Base 800 (Orange)
  • Storage
    512GB Crucial MX100 (Boot) + 3TB Seagate Barracuda (Data) + 3TB Seagate Barracuda (Media) + 8TB Segate Archive Drive & Drobo 5 bay FS NAS (Raw: 7.27 TB Effective: 5.41TB) + Loads of random drives lying around
  • PSU
    600W be quiet! 80PLUS Gold
  • Display(s)
    24" AOC G2460PG 22" BenQ GL2240M + Some terrible 16:10 super cheap one
  • Cooling
    Custom loop CPU cooler, stock on GPUs, standard case fans
  • Keyboard
    Logitec G910
  • Mouse
    Mad Catz R.A.T.7
  • Sound
    Logitech X210 2.1 Speakers + Various Headphones
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro
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  1. Just thought I'd take a moment to let everyone know what a fantastic company Noctua are. I recently upgraded my CPU and decided to repurpose my old system. I dug out my old NH-L9i and realised I've lost a mounting screw. I e-mailed Noctua support asking if I could buy new ones and they offered to just send me some if I send proof of purchase. I got it of a friend many years ago (no proof of purchase), so I sent them a photo to prove I had one and they were still happy to send me the spares. I brought a NH-15D years ago due to Linus' enthusiasm for Noctua and I'm really glad I
  2. Nope, just found the box. AM4 is included
  3. That is a good point! I have the LTT edition which has the AMD NM-AMB8 mounting kit, so I guess I'm going to need to order the AM4 parts. Thanks!
  4. Ooops. Forgot to add my 3TB HDD in there. I have a NAS on my home network for onsite backup and a combination of stuff for off site (I take backing up fairly seriously).
  5. Quick sanity check before I place the order for my new PC New Parts: Ryzen 9 5900X ASUS Prime X570-P 4x16GB Corsair Vengeance DDR4 RAM @ 3600MHz 2TB Corsair MP600 Pro PCIe 4 NVMe drive 850w Corsair RM850x Modular PSU Parts from my old build: Noctua NH-D15 cooler Be Quite! Silent Base 800 case GTX 1060 (out of necessity) 3TB HDD Can anyone spot any glaring problems/omissions?
  6. Saw the new LTT Office Tour today and it's amazing how far they have come. I was wondering if anyone has/know of a Youtube Playlist that have tour videos from over the years. I think it would be awesome to re-visit old setups and see the progression from 3 guys in a garage to Linus' empire!
  7. Sounds like 3900x over 3950x Mobo with decent VRM's (watch the der8auer video) Ignoring capacities, it sound like most people are saying that PCIe 4 drives aren't worth it
  8. I thought that was the case If you could fit 25% more CPU's on a wafer, then your costs should drop and yields would improve, I would assume.
  9. Looking at the die for the i9-9900k (this seems to be true of a lot of their mainstream chips), a large part of the die is taken up with onboard graphics. A rough estimate from the picture in the link is that the GPU is 20-25% of the total die. https://en.wikichip.org/wiki/File:coffee_lake_die_(octa_core)_(annotated).png Maybe I am missing something, but I would guess a lot of the buyers of a i5/i7/i9 aren't going to be using onboard graphics. Intel could get rid of this an use smaller dies, which would reduce costs and probably help with their poor 10nm yields. Any reason the
  10. Ok, I'll look at Asus ones. The MSI ones had reviews and I was trying to follow the LTT advice of "get the popular one, it will be supported better", hard to tell which the most popular is though. So VM's can be pretty big, as can dev tools like Visual Studio. Also I've had problem with Adobe software when I've had my videos and pictures folders on a different drive. A big OS drive crapping out doesn't bother me, I have pretty robust backups.
  11. I am after some general comment on my planned build and help deciding between a 3950X or 3900X. My current setup is a bit dated, i5-3570k, 16GB DDR3, GTX 1060. My plan is to upgrade to a new 3rd gen Ryzen 9 processor. Parts I will be bringing across are: GTX 1060 Case (Silent Base 800) A HDD for bulk storage SSD to be used for Steam games LTT Edition NH-D15 Old parts will go into a spare case to be used for unraid project. Below is a screen shot of my planned upgrades and links to scan.co.uk (I live in the UK so I need uk suppliers
  12. Thanks everyone. Sounds like a CPU upgrade is the way to go. (Funny story, when I built it in 2012, I was planning to upgrade to Cannon Lake 10nm in 2016.... maybe 2019 is the year!)
  13. I currently have a GTX 1060 in my gaming rig (I5-3570k, 16GB DDR3), but I have been looking at the higher end 10 series as the prices have dropped due to the 20 series launch. https://www.scan.co.uk/products/gigabyte-geforce-gtx-1070-ti-gaming-8gb-gddr5-vr-ready-graphics-card-2432-core I have seen a 1070Ti for ~£380 Eventually I plan to upgrade my Mobo, CPU and RAM, but for now I think that a better GFX card is going to be a better buy. PC Uses: Gaming, both e-sport type games and modern AAA (1080p 144Hz G-Sync screen) Coding, with use of VM's some
  14. I am having trouble finding a clear answer to this. If I get a G-sync monitor for my PC (which has a GTX 1060), plug it in via the DisplayPort 1.2 connection; and also have 2 other monitors which aren't G-sync, will G-sync work on the first monitor?