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About Manchu

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    Tech nerd. Love building PCs and playing my trumpet.
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  • CPU
    i7 6800k
  • Motherboard
    ASUS X99 ROG
  • RAM
    4x4GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2666MHz
  • GPU
    EVGA GTX 1070 FTW
  • Case
    Phanteks P400S TG + 3x NZXT Aer 2 RGB + NZXT Hue 2
  • Storage
    Samsung 970 EVO 1TB, WD Blue 500GB SSD, WD Blue 1TB HDD,
  • PSU
    EVGA 650G2
  • Display(s)
    Acer CB271HU - 1440p, Dell S2440L - 1080p
  • Cooling
    Scythe FUMA 2
  • Keyboard
    Nixeus MODA Pro
  • Mouse
    MX Master 2S
  • Sound
    HyperX Cloud II
  • Operating System
    Windows 10
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  1. Ah thanks for the explanation. Good to know. So the only difference then between places that sell those machines is the branding?
  2. I don't think it really matters what device you use to install Windows. As long as it's attached internally with something like a SATA connector and not externally through USB (normal Windows won't install to an external drive IIRC) you can use any PC to get Windows installed on the SSD, set it up, then just unplug it from that PC and move it to the laptop. Windows should automatically download drivers for the hardware in the laptop the first time it boots.
  3. Interesting, thanks. I was not aware that some of these companies were just rebranding OEM stuff. And when you say "zero support," do you mean customer service or hardware support like BIOS updates and stuff? Thanks for the recommendation. I will definitely look around on XoticPC and see what they have.
  4. I'm helping a buddy shop for a new laptop for gaming and college coursework. He has a budget of $1200USD max. I was doing a bit of research today and I came across a Cyberpower Tracer IV 15 Slim 300 that has a Ryzen 7 4800H, 16GB, and an RTX 2060. I also found a Tracer III Evo 15 200 for a bit cheaper that has a 9750H, 16GB, and a 1660Ti that seems to be a decent option as well. These both seem to be viable options compared to the Dell G5 15 SE (4800H, 16GB, RX 5600M) that we were looking at before. The problem is that I can't really seem to find many reviews for either of those Cyberpower mac
  5. There's nowhere else that provides me with a Vcore reading. HWinfo only gives VID. HWMonitor shows Vcore but it always sits around 0.95v so I don't think it's reading right. CPU-Z shows "Core Voltage" but it's actually just the same reading as VID.
  6. I've been messing around with an overclock this weekend and I think I have my settings dialed in at 4GHz and 1.255v. I was using manual voltage to dial in the overclock but now I want to switch to adaptive voltage so it's not always running at full voltage. The problem is that I can't seem to get adaptive working correctly. If I set adaptive mode and then specify 1.255v for "Additional Turbo Mode Core Voltage", it just seems to do its own thing and not stick to 1.255v. Here is a screenshot of the voltages under load. I would just use the offset to dial the voltage back but as you can
  7. Hottest I saw at 4.0 was 70C on core 2. The rest were mid 60s. I theoretically could push it a bit more I suppose. Yeah honestly not sure with that. HWinfo and CPU-Z say 1.31v VID under load but I'm not sure if those take into account that possibility.
  8. Dang. Kinda sucks but that's what I was thinking. I read somewhere that it might help to play around with load line calibration so maybe that's what I'll try next. If not then I'll see how far I can dial the voltage back at 4GHz to get temps a bit lower.
  9. I've managed to get 4GHz at 1.3v on my 6800k, though I've seen other places reporting 4.2 at like 1.25v, which makes me think I'm doing something wrong. 4.1 was a no go at 1.3v. I have an ASUS X99 ROG, 16GB Corsair Vengeance 2666 (XMP is enabled) and an EVGA 650G2 PSU. I have the CPU voltage set to a manual 1.3v in the BIOS and a sync core multiplier of 40. I have touched nothing outside of what was changed by setting XMP to the 2666MHz profile. The only thing I can think of would be that the CPU is not actually getting the whole1.3v that is set in the BIOS or something? HWinfo says 1.31v when
  10. Interesting, a few of the video reviews I've watched said the thermals on the XPS were actually pretty decent on the i7 model? And I thought the MacBook 16 inch was supposed to have improved cooling over the 15 inch model? Obviously they're still pushing the thermal envelope in such a form factor, but I was under the impression that performance had been somewhat resolved between the two? I did actually check out the Zephyrus G15, but the mostly plastic construction turned me off it. MSI GS66 is also one that I've kind of had in the back of my head, but I really would prefer a highe
  11. I'm laptop shopping for college next year. I'm going into an engineering program so I'd like to have a pretty beefy machine that's going to last a while. I'm kind of thinking about going for a Mac, just to switch it up and also because I really like their aesthetic, so if I went that route I'd probably get the base model 16 inch (i7 9750H, 16GB, 512GB SSD, Radeon Pro 5300M). However, the XPS 15 (i7 9750H+512GB+4K OLED config) seems to offer a bit more value and the Gigabyte Aero 15 (i7 10750H+RTX 2060+512GB+4K OLED) is the same price as the MacBook Pro with a bit of a spec bump. Just wond
  12. I'm getting ready to build my first keyboard and I'm planning to use a DZ60 but I'm just a bit confused on the case. I've seen some cases advertised as GH60 and DZ60 compatible, so I would assume any that are listed as just GH60 compatible would also be DZ60 compatible?
  13. Thanks. I'd probably be buying from Best Buy so I guess I'll do some research on prices on other sites and see if any of them have it for less than $1500.
  14. Edit: Just realized I rewrote the post without changing the title. Whoops. Title should be about the price of the LG C9. I'm in the market for a new TV and at this point I'm pretty much set on an LG C9 55". I've been seeing some conflicting information regarding price though. LG's site says the base price is $2500 (US) and is on sale for $1500. Best Buy says base $1600 and sale $1500. Amazon says $1500 flat, no sale. At this point, I'm not sure what to do. Is it's base price as LG's site suggests? Is $1500 a good price for this TV?
  15. I'm currently trying out ProtonVPN since it seemed to have good reviews and didn't require a credit card number for the trial period (I'm not sure if a VPN is something I really want to invest in yet). I've run some tests on dnsleaktest.com and ipleak.net and they seem to come back with the correct IP, and DNS server matching the location of the server. WebRTC Leaks only return the local IP of the VPN tunnel adapter and not my public IP (which is good, I think?). To the networking experts out there: Is there anything else I should be testing, or have I about covered it?