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About Shiftstealth

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  • CPU
    8700K @ 4.8Ghz
  • Motherboard
    Asus Prime Z370-A
  • RAM
    16GB 3200MHZ G.Skill Flare X
  • GPU
    EVGA GTX 1080 Ti
  • Case
    Corsair Carbide 540
  • Storage
    500 GB Samsung 960 Evo
  • PSU
    Seasonic PRIME Ultra 650W
  • Display(s)
    Dell S2417DG
  • Cooling
    Corsair H110i V2
  • Keyboard
    Razer Blackwidow Ultimate Mercury White
  • Mouse
    Razer Lancehead TE Mercury White
  • Sound
    Razer Kraken 7.1 v2 Mercury White
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro

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  1. For what its worth it'll fit in the socket, but if its an HP,Acer, or Dell it might not support it. Did you order the board from amazon, or is it a pre-built?
  2. The i7 2600K should use the EXACT same socket as an i5-2400. Just make sure it isn't an OEM motherboard like Dell that has a whitelist for CPU's it supports. Do you know the motherboard model? You could download CPU-Z to provide it so we can verify support.
  3. Supposedly Intel 10nm is Q4 2019, and thats for consumer grade products. Probably be longer than that for larger server chips as is typically the case. So this isn't really wrong. I don't see what the point of a 12-16 Core 3700X would be though. I don't know how many years it'd be until we utilize all those cores. I own a 2700X, Please don't poop on me.
  4. The GTX 960 is a good call. You could probably find an i7 2600K for about $50 USD, or thats what i've seen them for.
  5. SOC voltage you'll want to be really careful. I tried i think 1.25v SOC and degraded my 1700X to the point that 2133Mhz RAM wasn't stable anymore. I'd honestly leave SOC at stock. It is mostly for RAM speeds anyways.
  6. With your board being B350 i wouldn't use LLC. I'm not an expert, but from what i've heard it is a little harder on the VRM's rather than letting the vDroop do its thing. With the VRM's on B350 boards being lackluster i would be careful.
  7. Have you downloaded HWINFO64, and verified you aren't receiving any WHEA errors? That would be the first indicator that your overclock is not stable. I would highly recommend doing that. If you get a few WHEA errors they were correctable, and probably explain your low scores being the result of some failed calculations which indicate that the overclock isn't stable. If you aren't receiving WHEA errors, and you see your CPU downclock during the 350 score run i'd recommend dialing back your LLC, or Vcore. With it being a B350 board, and not an X370 your VRM's might not be up to the t
  8. Basically what Street said. Intel has a steep advantage over AMD in a few games, but not in the games you mentioned really. (CSGO favors intel, but its already over 200 FPS anyways). If you want to stream you should 100% look at the R5 2600. The i5 8400 might do OK streaming, but the 2600 will drop less frames in the long run.
  9. Some games cap at 200FPS, also Rivatuner & other programs can enforce an FPS cap. Be sure to check those.
  10. Oh yeah, FreeSync Vs G-Sync yeah. I thought you meant omitting both. I can certainly tell a difference when there is no version of it. FWIW i'm fairly certain the G-sync laptops actually use Freesync.
  11. I think you should state that the Free-sync, G-sync portion is your opinion. Lots of people such as myself have a hard time playing games without it anymore.
  12. 1.3v isn't really the "max" for 1151. Its just usually where you see people stop on 1151 because they are using TIM, not Solder so unless you delid you run into temp problems. The 3930K is soldered so you'd be fine up to at least 1.35v, but i have no doubt in my mind that 1.325v is 110% safe to try for 4.3Ghz. Many people abused their 2600k's @1.4v for years. I think 1.325v is certainly safe.
  13. Just to add, 1.3v isn't anywhere close to damaging that X79, or 3930K. You'd have to hit 1.4v before even worrying about approaching that. Honestly, you could try 1.325v + 4.3Ghz. FWIW the 3930K scores around 1050 in R15, and the 8700k at stock scores about 1400. So the 8700k is a little faster, but it's because of the frequency with the 8700K hitting 4.3Ghz on all 12 threads at stock. If you can close the frequency gap the 3930K won't be as much as a deficit. Also take into account that you're playing @1080P. Not a lot of people buy a 1080 Ti to play at 1080P anymor
  14. I would still go 2600 as it is basically guaranteed to hit 4.0Ghz, where the 1600 would not. Plus RAM compatibility should be a lot better. But as i said though, it won't be hitting 4.5Ghz.