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About ImperialSteele

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  • Location
    US Eastern Seaboard
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  • CPU
    Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor
  • Motherboard
    Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard
  • RAM
    Kingston HyperX Fury Black 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-2400 Memory
  • GPU
    Asus Turbo GTX 1080 Ti 11GB GDDR5X Video Card
  • Case
    Phanteks Enthoo Pro ATX Full Tower Case
  • Storage
    Crucial MX300 1.1TB 2.5" Solid State Drive | Crucial BX100 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive
  • PSU
    Corsair Builder 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply
  • Display(s)
    BenQ GL2760H 27.0" 60Hz Monitor (x2)
  • Cooling
    Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler
  • Keyboard
    Razer Blackwidow Ultimate Chroma
  • Mouse
    Razer DeathAdder Chroma
  • Sound
    Astro A50 - Black 7.1 Channel Headset
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Home
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  1. What currency do you want to mine? It varies for each. Mining Bitcoin on a rig is just not worth it at all anymore, yeilding about .03 cents (USD) a year on my 1080Ti, not even accounting for electricity cost. NiceHash (think LTT did a vid on them) is a good option for just trying to have your PC generate some extra cash in it's free time. Don't think there's a way to set "50%" usage, but as seen in another LTT video, GPU performance degradation isn't really a problem. And the benchmarks ran on the card used for testing in the video are probably going to be a lot more intense then mining. Vide
  2. Depends on current cooler, but Hyper Evo is always a good, economical choice (30 USD) and will definitly be good for the 6700, and likely future upgrades you get.
  3. As mentioned before, extreme care is the key to whatever you do, but using an exacto knife as a pry tool to break the suction the paste has made is a decent option, or trying to twist it off the cold plate (if the cooler doesn't go over the edges of the CPU, which it kind of looks like in the picture). EDIT: Glad you got it off. Using about a pea sized or grain of rice sized blob of thermal paste is usually enough.
  4. $350 seems like a good ballpark. Checking Craigslist/LetGo/where ever you're selling it for how much other PCs are being sold for in your area is also a good indicator.
  5. Depends on what games, maybe for League, and Hearthstone, but probably not anything more intense than CS:GO.
  6. Please do adhere to the outline when posting to this forum, it can be found in the sticky post at the top.
  7. I have the PG278QR (1440p 165Hz) and I can tell you Asus' ROG monitor build quality is fantastic. I can't speak to that model's performance but mine runs very smoothly, no dead pixels, and came very well packaged.
  8. Hero boards are the general go-to for gaming builds. They are reliable, come with all of Asus' gaming features, full IO, and look great in the machine
  9. Reasoning? I would go for the G2 PSU, you won't come anywhere near to needing the 750W. You could also look into a 1TB SSD, Crucial is great quality, and a bit less expensive. PS. Great formatting! Wish every build plan had this level of detail and caring!
  10. Ya, a likely cause of that is everything being in the same outlet. Plugging your PC directly into the wall by itself should sort it.
  11. Uhh, no. Try using your Seasonic PSU when the PC is being plugged straight into the wall, with nothing else.
  12. That said, I would always recommend a UPS, great investment for unexpected power outages, giving you more time to safely turn off your system
  13. No problem, glad to help! Happy Linuxing (it's a great OS :P)