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About mark_smith85

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    IT Lead Engineer


  • CPU
    Intel Core i7-7700K 4.2GHz Quad-Core
  • Motherboard
    Asus STRIX Z270-E GAMING ATX LGA1151
  • RAM
    32GB Corsair Vengeance LPX (4 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory
  • GPU
    Asus GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11 GB STRIX GAMING OC Video Card
  • Case
    NZXT H440 (Matte Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower
  • Storage
    Samsung 970 Evo 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive, Western Digital WD Blue 2 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive, Crucial MX300 750GB 2.5" Solid State Drive
  • PSU
    EVGA 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX
  • Display(s)
    Acer Predator X34P 34.0" 3440x1440 120 Hz Monitor
  • Cooling
    Noctua DH15 Chroma Black
  • Keyboard
    Logitech G810
  • Mouse
    Logitech G403
  • Operating System
    Windows 10
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  1. Similar discussion in the GPU thread as well https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/1262841-amd-on-g-sync/ just for intreset. Same here regarding monitors, I'm on an Acer Pred x34p so if I want anti tear got to head down the nVidia route. Looking at the stats from briefing I think we're going to win either way. The 6800xt and 3080 look evenly matched and I think the same will show in benchmarks once Linus and co get their hands on them.
  2. Feel your pain I bought an x34p when I got my 1080ti. Just realising freesync won't work with it does put me off a 6800xt
  3. Looks like your setup is nearly identical to mine (also using 21:9 1440p at 120hz). Personally I plan to OC my CPU, get a 3080 (probably an Asus OC version) and upgrade my CPU and MB next year to Zen 3 based architecture. May get some bottlenecks for now but nothing to huge. Given were both at lower end of frame rate now (compared to most other monitors) don't think it will stop us hitting above 100FPS on most titles.
  4. Unfortunately Fibrenest have specifically state they do not support bridging mode so its a total no go from their perspective. I did think about swapping out the the supplied HG8254Q2 with my own non locked down version (which I have purchased so hardware for modem part would be the same but as its unlocked firmware on that version I would be able use bridge mode). However they recently stated that "The GPON termination is tied into our ONT's directly, and would not be usable by any other router" Does that mean only their specifically supplied router would work or is it
  5. Cheers for the reply. Was along the lines I was thinking. I really want the Asus RT-AX92U to take care of the routing given all the advance features it comes with.
  6. Hi I'm looking at using my own router (Asus RT-AX92U) with my ISPs Huawei HG8254Q2 modem router. Annoyingly my ISP (Fibrenest small UK provider) has locked out bridge mode. What options do people recommend I go for. Just setup the Asus router as an AP only? Or disable DHCP on my on my HG8254Q2 and setup the asus in a DMZ? Any thoughts would be appreciated
  7. Thanks again, been looking at the 1060s since the price drop came through and there very tempting so may pick one of those up and keep that running until I can afford 4k monitor and a new gpu that supports it, Also heard Volta has been put back another month so think that is out for me.
  8. Thanks for the advice people Always find members of this forum are really helpfull. Think what you say is right maartendc (and a few others have said the same) since I don't have a 4k display right now, I would be best to wait until I am ready to go 4k and then see what GPU's are out there. Cheers again.
  9. Hi All I'll get right to the point should I keep with my Zotac 1050ti OC and wait for Volta or sell and get a 1080ti? I originally bought a 1050ti to tide me over until the 1080ti was released but it has been released I am having second thoughts. I really want to be able to run new games (Mass Effect Andromeda is one example) at 1080p, 60fps ultra settings. I am hopefully planning on going 4k end of this year or beginning of next year. Thanks.
  10. I was thinking of waiting until the 1180's came out (recently got a 1050ti as a stand in until the 1180 release) but at that price 1080ti looks like the card for me. Just need to see some benchmarks to come out and confirm the 35% increase and I'm sold! When do we reckon other manufactures (asus, evga) will release their versions?
  11. I do hope Ryzen and AMD does well as the marketplace does need shaking up (only the consumer wins when there is competition). However I am getting a little tired of all the comments of 'Oh Intel's bricking it' and 'Intel are going to crash and burn' there not. Intel is such a large corporation they probably are just waiting for AMD to show their hand first then come out with some new products but I do hope they take the hint and cut their prices! I bought a 7700k last month for a new PC build and more that happy with my purchase cpu rocks what I want it to do (mainly ga
  12. Hi TBH no didnt really get much back, in the end I stopped using fan hub and using the BIOS controlled settings for fans. So I've got my x62 connected to the AIO Header on my MB (as thats set to 100% all the time), then I've got my hub connected to the CPU Fan header set in PWM mode and all works well.
  13. Hi Found that when running Asus Fan Expert its not picking up my fans are connected from a PWM Hub to the CPU_FAN port on the Motherboard. So the Chassis Fans are connected to a PWM Fan Hub (part of the case NZXT H440 2015 Edition) that's connected to the CPU_FAN header on my Asus Strix Z270e MB. The BIOS picks up the the RPM and that does show on the software but it's not allowing my to setup a fan curve. Any ideas to resolve this or should I actually have the fans connected to another header on the MB, ideally I want the fans to react to CPU te
  14. Hi All Thanks for the advice, decided to it's worth waiting for the 1080ti or even replacement to that so I'm gonna get a 1050ti for now at least I can play some modern games on my current monitor (1080p). I can then wait until new GPUs are released and I can go 4k / ultra wide then and sell the 1050ti.
  15. Hi All Recently I setup a new rig (7700k with Asus Strix z270e, 16GB Ram and NZXT x62 AIO) however I didnt purchase a new GPU at the time (January) as I thought the 1080Ti was going to be showcased/released at CES I was prepared to wait until March (PAX East) but now I'm seeing some articles saying the TI may not come out until June/July! Should I wait until the 1080Ti is released or go for a 1080 now? My goal is to be playing some games at either 4k or Ultra Hide definitely at least in HDR (just waiting for the right monitor to be released).