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About DocSwag

  • Title
    SSD Enthusiast | Excessive blue is HELLA good

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  • Location
    American States that are United
  • Gender
  • Interests
    Computers (duh)
  • Biography
    Once upon a time, in the American States that are United, there lived a young Dr. Swag, ignorant of the wonderful pcmasterrace. He lived his daily life and was happy, but not as happy as he would have been if he was a part of the pcmasterrace. He liked math and science and whatnot, but was ignorant of the wonderful pcmasterrace. He wasn't as bad as some techies, as illustrated in Experiences with non-techies, as he knew the monitor wasn't usually the computer and what RAM did and that it really made a difference to your PC if your RAM usage was at 100% (though we cannot confirm if he knew that more RAM isn't always better), but he wasn't that much of a techie. He thought that jigahertz was the only thing that matters in a CPU, and had no idea what the term "CPU core" or "dual core" or "quad core" even meant. This was the reason why he thought Apple was absolute trash, as the CPU in their new tablets and phones were still way under 2 ghz while some Android phones had CPUs over 2.5 ghz! Then, one day, his friends at school began playing a game named Team Fortress 2. Because of that, he started playing it too. It was a 3d game, and since it needed a lot more horsepower than Minecraft, his mid-2012 Unibody Macbook Pro couldn't run it that well. He dealt with it for a while, but eventually it became too annoying. He decided that after the next school year started he would get a gaming laptop. However, after the next school year started he realized his laptop was enough, and he didn't really need a laptop. Then, young Dr. Swag recalled that he had two friends that had built their own PCs for gaming. Why couldn't he do it too? He decided that he would build a gaming PC. He created the PC on pcpartpicker. It may not have been the best PC at the price, and looking back now he definitely has some things he would like to change if he could, but it was still a good PC, and hasn't run into any issues to date. Dr. Swag ran into some issues building it, but he solved them all either by himself or with the help of some helpful members of the LTT Forum. It was quite fast, even though it didn't have an SSD (which he is planning on putting in his desktop very soon). After building his PC, Dr. Swag didn't just begin to abandon the pcmasterrace, like many of his friends. Instead, he began to become more and more interested by how PCs worked, why they worked, what the different parts of the PC did, how those parts worked, how the communicated, etc. He began watching many videos from not just Linus but other youtubers too. He began reading very informative reviews from sites like Anandtech, which caused him to learn very much. He has learned a lot in the time since he built his first PC, but he still doesn't know that much. He is currently beginning to look at CPU architectures and how they work. Today, Dr. Swag has become an active member of the LTT Forum, and has helped many people with planning new builds, figuring out what GPU or CPU to buy, and troubleshooting problems with their PC. In his journey to becoming one of the pcmasterrace, Dr. Swag has learned very much, and he hopes to, in the future, learn even more and, after he eventually gets a degree in college, possibly design GPUs or CPUs for companies like AMD, Nvidia, or Intel.
  • Occupation
    Making Puns


  • CPU
    i7 6700k
  • Motherboard
    MSI Z170A KRAIT GAMING, aka that sucky mobo with basically no LLC options, and that boosts vcore to 1.24 when I set it to 1.1
  • RAM
    16gb GSkills Ripjaws IV 2666mhz ddr4
  • GPU
    EVGA GTX 970 SSC
  • Case
    Fractal Design Define S
  • Storage
    SanDisk SSD Plus 240gb SSD (I was dumb)+OCZ Vector 180 480gb (I used it for a laptop LUL I WAS DUM)+Western Digital Caviar Blue 1 TB 7200rpm HDD
  • PSU
    EVGA 650 G1 (I was even dumber)
  • Display(s)
    LG 29um67
  • Cooling
    Dark Rock Pro 3+ 2 be quiet! Silent Wings 3 140mm High Speed + 2 be quiet! Silent Wings 3 120mm High Speed
  • Keyboard
    Logitech G710 Plus Brown
  • Mouse
    Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum
  • Sound
    Creative fatal1ty headphones
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Home 64 bit
  • PCPartPicker URL

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  1. i see you're carrying on the excessive blue banner....



    excessive red wars again?

  2. Those two are actually the exact same SSD so just buy whichever one is cheaper
  3. Bandwidth to what? The cpu connects to a ton of things so I don't know what you're specifically referring to
  4. Which SanDisk ultra? Is that the wd blue 3d?
  5. Sleep mode means your pc state is saved in ram so your ram HAS to be on in sleep mode to store the state. You can't turn it off. Either turn off the rgb entirely or maybe you can try using hibernate
  6. Hm I think I'll do some more research and read a couple more reviews and then decide. It's probably between the Monoprice and LG; if I'm convinced that I'll be fine with the Monoprice quality+warranty I'll probably go for it. 240 hz isn't of interest to me because I don't think the difference from 144 to 240 will be as noticeable as 1080p to 1440p, so I'm mostly interested in 1440p 120-144 hz displays. Thanks for the suggestions
  7. I'm just not entirely sold on it because the quality of the panel doesn't seem as great as the others. Like from what I've seen a lot of people have issues getting it to go to 120 hz; some even have issues doing 100 hz with freesync on and instead have to go to 75 hz with freesync. It also seems to have flickering when you go below 55 hz with freesync (though admittedly, I probably wouldn't go that low). It seems like more of a gamble quality control-wise and also productivity is the main benefit of an ultrawide but I'll have a 29" ultrawide as a second monitor so I'm not sure it would benefit
  8. are you suggesting the zero g or some other ultrawide? No, I plan on also grabbing a GPU upgrade this week; probably one of the 5700, 5700 XT, 2060 super, and 2070 super.
  9. I'm looking to buy a 1440p 144 hz adaptive sync monitor this black friday and I've found some potential options already but I'm not really sure what to choose or if there are other options available that I'm not aware of. The first option that I found that I am also leaning towards the most is the LG 32GK650-F. It's currently available for $250 and it's 1440p 144 hz (and overclockable to 165hz) freesync 32" and VA. Techspot gave it a pretty decent review as well so at $250 I think it's a really solid choice but I'm not entirely sure. I've found some other options like the Acer XF270HU ($50 mor
  10. Especially with a laptop I'm not sure if there's much you can do to tell, maybe the bios is corrupted but it's also possible something else is the issue (e.g. dead GPU, dead CPU, dead display connector, etc.). Maybe you can turn up the sound to check for beep codes? dunno
  11. Which specific monitors are you looking at? I also don't know if a 120 hz monitor really is worth it. There seem to be very few games that support 120 hz on the xbox one x. And I don't know if support will increase in the future since very few people use a 120 hz monitor with an xbox; most of the time it's a 60 hz TV. Maybe a 1440p 60 hz IPS monitor with freesync would be your best bet? Freesync is probably the thing you would want for gaming
  12. The PCIe connector on the PSU side might be different so you should probably try to find one that's for your PSU. 1660 has a TDP of 120W so I doubt that it would even boot.
  13. If it's stable on Prime95 for like 20+ minutes then it's gonna be stable for anything you'd be doing
  14. I know rocket league was planning on moving to the epic game store and removing the option to buy the game from steam, but people who already bought the game from steam can continue to play it there and get new updates. Does this affect it?