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About Gerr

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  • Birthday Aug 04, 1972

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  • Location
    Phoenix, AZ
  • Gender
  • Occupation
    Network Engineer


  • CPU
    i7-4790k @ 4.6Ghz
  • Motherboard
    ASRock Z97
  • RAM
    16GB G.Skill Ripjaws-X 2133 CL9
  • GPU
    MSI GTX 970 Gaming 4G
  • Case
    FD ARC Midi R2
  • Storage
    2x250GB(RAID-0) Samsung 850 EVO
  • PSU
    Rosewill Capstone 750W
  • Display(s)
    Asus VG248QE
  • Cooling
    Noctua NH-D15
  • Keyboard
    Razer DeathStalker
  • Mouse
    Razer DeathAdder
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Preview

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  1. My PSU is a Seasonic S12G 750W. It's about 5 years old, so while more than powerful enough and runs fine, I will probably replace it within a year or two.
  2. While I prefer to just set things on Ultra and leave it, but if a game is really demanding, I'll play with the settings and get somewhere between High and Ultra, often following the Hardware Unboxed Optimization guides on various games. I agree with boggy77, as long as my average stays 90+ with my mins 60+, I am good, but it's nice to hit 144 FPS. Plus I really want a card that can hit 60+ FPS with Ray Tracing on.
  3. I am on the market for a new GPU. My monitor is a 144Hz 1080p display and I have a 9700K@5.0Ghz CPU. I like to play the latest AAA games on max settings. A 3070 is the minimum card I am interested in as I do plan on turning on Ray Tracing as often as I can, plus on some newer AAA games, not even a 3090 can hit 144FPS, so I wouldn't consider a 3070 overkill. However, due to 1080p gaming being very CPU bound and most benchmarks don't show a vast improvement as you go beyond a 3070, would there be any benefit(worth the extra $) in getting a 6800, 6800xt, or 3080? I do plan on getting a new 1
  4. Taking this info into consideration, a PROPER recommendation would be something like this... Don't bother with anything higher than a 3070 as you will likely bottleneck even your 9700K at 1080p and you won't see any additional FPS outside of Ray Tracing if you did go faster. "IF" you plan on upgrading your monitor to a 1440p@144Hz monitor in the near future, then you could consider something faster. That type of response was pleasant, factual, non-augmentative and is the type of response I would expect from a forum like this. How many of the actual replies took this a
  5. I bounce between ultra and high detail settings pending on graphical & FPS differences. I often use Hardware Unboxed settings guides, so I am not hard locked into ultra. Can you link any benchmarks to back these claims? I am not saying you are wrong, but would help narrow my focus if that is indeed true. I had to be a bit aggressive as when I have asked questions like this before, 90% of the replies are tangents likes yours and don't address my original question. Those threads end up turning into an argument and often I never get my original question
  6. I have a 9700K CPU OC'ed to an 5Ghz(all-core) and an Asus 27" 1080p 144Hz monitor. I like to play the newest AAA games with the details cranked. Even my current 1080 Ti can't hit 144 FPS in new titles. I would also like to enable Ray Tracing when possible and would like to stay north of 60 FPS if possible, 90+ preferred. Which of the recently released GPU's would be best for this? Do I need a 3080 or 6800XT or can one of the slower cards (3070, 6800) work? And to avoid off topic arguments/suggestions: Even a 3090 and 6900XT can't hit 144 FPS in every AAA title at 1080p, s
  7. This Black Friday or Xmas season, I plan on upgrading my gaming system, but torn as to which upgrade path to choose. Current system: i7-9700KF @ 5.0Ghz CPU EVGA 280mm AIO EVGA Z370 mATX mobo 16GB(2x8) 3200 CL14 DDR4 512GB NVMe SSD MSI 1080 Ti Gaming X Trio Seasonic G12 750W Gold PSU (about 4 years old) 27" ASUS 1080p 144Hz IPS monitor Upgrade option #1 = new GPU. While my 1080 Ti is very good for 1080p gaming, I would like to upgrade to a better GPU so I can turn on ray tracing and still get good frame rates. And anyone who
  8. Basically, my question comes down to...what likely FPS differences at high frame rates will I see between the 3 sets of memory I have listed in my original post.
  9. Exactly, I don't need that much more regular performance than I have now, it's the RT performance that I am looking for, so whichever card can hit 144 FPS at 1080p or get close with RT turned on will be the one I will likely get.
  10. I would agree that is doesn't factor in sub-timings as I am seeing the same Latency for 3600 16-19-19-39 as 16-16-16-36. You would be surprised how many AAA games can't even reach 144 FPS at 1080p high settings(not ultra) with my 1080 Ti (MSI Gaming X Trio). My next GPU will target 144 FPS at 1080p in Ray-Traced AAA games, pending that falls within my budget. I am estimating the 3070 will be able to do that, but we shall see once the next generation of GPU's are released by Nvidia & AMD. As for 16GB vs 32GB, it's a want and not a need, but I do need to buy RAM fo
  11. Does that "First world Latency" factor in sub-timings or just CAS?
  12. My 9700KF is currently OC'ed to 5.0Ghz on an EVGA Micro-ATX Z370 with only 2 RAM slots. I currently have 16GB(2x8GB) of 3200 CL14 (B-die) RAM. I want to upgrade to 32GB(2x16GB) and not sure which route to go. My options are: $150 = 3600 16-19-19-39 (Hynix) $200 = 3200 14-14-14-34 (B or C die) $250 = 3600 16-16-16-36 (B or C die) *prices are ballparked For a pure Intel gaming rig, is it worth spending more to go with one of the tighter timing kits and/or worth going from 3200 to 3600? Not sure if this makes a difference, but I game on a 1080p@144Hz mon
  13. For Plex, a simple sync is fine. But for the NAS, I want a version history, ie incremental, differential, full all with image compression.
  14. I am running a copy of Windows 10 Enterprise LTSC as a home server. I picked this version as it supports the ReFS file system. My Plex storage is a stripped set of 3x3TB drives and my NAS is a mirrored set of 4TB drives. I had a spare copy of Acronis. I first set those up via Storage Spaces, only to find out that Acronis doesn't support that. So I removed them from SS and created them the old fashioned way, as Dynamic Disks via Disk Management. Well guess what, Acronis doesn't support Dynamic Disks either. What backup solution can I get either for free or for a small charge that support
  15. I am building a home server that will run Windows 2016 Server Essentials and be used for Plex, NAS, and NVR(Blue Iris). I have multiple HDD's that will be used to store Plex media files, NAS data, and NVR recordings. I have 3 SSD's that will fill the roles of OS Drive, Plex program/transcode/artwork drive, and Stoarge Spaces R/W cache drive. I have the following SSD's: 512GB Adata XPG SC8200 Pro NVMe M.2 SSD 500GB Samsung 860 EVO 2.5" SATA SSD 256GB Samsung 860 Pro 2.5" SATA SSD My question is which to use for which purpose?