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About MarkoInBC

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  • Birthday Sep 14, 1977

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  • CPU
    Core i5 8600K @ 5.0GHz
  • Motherboard
    ASUS Prime Z370-A
  • RAM
    G.Skill TridentZ RGB 16GB
  • GPU
    EVGA 1080Ti FTW3
  • Case
    Phanteks Eclipse P350X
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    Crucial MX500 M.2 500GB
  • PSU
    EVGA 650 GQ 80+ Gold
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    Dell S2719DGF 2K GSYNC
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    Corsair H1001 V2
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    Corsair Gaming K55
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    Corsair Gaming Harpoon RGB
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    Windows 10

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  1. I realize this is a mega old thread, but I have this case and found these on Aliexpress: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/33060237397.html?spm=a2g0o.cart.0.0.283e3c00mqoMYa
  2. I seem to have discovered the problem. I disabled "Frame Scaling Mode". It was set to 2.5x, I must have set everything to max in thinking my system could handle it. I disabled it and performance numbers jumped up to 90-110FPS. However, GPU usage was minimal at best... so now I decided to try enabling DSR. I turned it on to 2X, set the resolution to that, ran the benchmark again. Now at least the GPU is being used to around 33%. FYI, the frame scaling option is not adjusted by GeForce Experience. So it was me who messed that one up at some point!
  3. Tried that, no difference. The benchmark starts out at around 22-23FPS... my system should be crushing that.
  4. CPU utilization was not maxed, I'd say in the 50% range. GPU was definitely not being used much, under 20% utilization.
  5. Figured I'd post what happened here in case there was any worth to anyone... I tried swapping the switch, nothing. Tried a different Mac, nothing. Moved that Mac to a different location (in case it was a wiring problem), nothing. Turns out it's a problem with the Samba protocol. Apple changed it after OS Mavericks (10.9) from Samba 2 to Samba 3. Since that, there have been known issues apparently with Samba sharing of external drives over networks. There were no really concrete options or solutions I could find online that would deal with that, so I downgraded the Mini to 10.9.5 and have
  6. The optimal settings were pretty much max everything, ultra this, very high that. I did see the spot for DSR and I'm 95% sure it wasn't enabled. I'm at work now and can't give exact details, but can post later when I get home.
  7. LOL, fair question but I'm not that new :p Definitely running off the 1080Ti.
  8. Ok, so I built this PC for myself in the last year. I've got an i5 8600K (overclocked to 5ghz) on an ASUS Prime Z370-A, 16GB of 3200DDR4 GSkill ram, EVGA 1080Ti FTW3, boot drive & game drive is a Crucial MX500 M.2 SSD drive. My monitor is a Dell S2716DG 1440p G-SYNC display. Trying to run GTA V but it's not performing to expecations. I use the GeForce Experience and set the settings to optimal, start the game and run the benchmark. My FPS is coming out in the 20-40 range, FAR below what I expect it to be... what am I doing wrong?
  9. I've checked the activity monitor previously, nothing out of the ordinary is showing. Memory usage, CPU activity, network traffic... all normal, no massive spikes or anything unusual. Even the "server app", doesn't log an error when this happens. We are currently set with both SMB and AFP, but the problem was evident before when just on SMB. I'm literally trying to eliminate possibilities one by one. Here's a bit of back story: The external drive we were using previous to the RAID 5, were all connected to an old Apple Xserve. While connected to that machine, we never had this
  10. I've got a 2012 Mac Mini that we run as a file server here in our office. Before the inevitable "switch to a PC", it needs to be Mac due to the way MacOS allows file names, and about a decade plus of data that needs to be retained. We have about 16 users (mix of Mac & PC) that may be accessing it at anyone time. Here's the setup, we have an external RAID 5 box (4 - 4TB drives) for the primary share connected to the Mini over USB 3.0. At random times in the day, sometimes multiple times a day, all users lose access to the drive. However, when you go to the Mini itself, everything is wo
  11. GPU only from Best Buy, all other parts are already bought through NewEgg.ca and just waiting assembly. I went P350X because I just loved the look of the case. If I find that my thermals are bad, then I guess I'll upgrade that down the line. I know I free-sync monitors are cheaper and I'll pay more fore the G-SYNC, but I'm worth it and want nVidia
  12. CPU is already purchased, so I'm sticking with the i5 8600K Yes, I meant 1440p 144hz display. As for Vega, I haven't seen anything wowing me to go AMD over nVidia for GPU 1070 Ti, that was my original card I was going for... but I figured why the hell not go for a 1080 Ti if it's only a going to put me out of pocket a couple hundred in the end.
  13. I'm somewhat limited as I've cashed in a number of reward points and got myself $600CAD in Best Buy gift cards. I've also got about $375CAD in cash back rewards coming on the CC I'll buy with, so I've got almost $1000CAD of "free to me" money going against this card, I just have to pay the difference but am limited to what I can get through Best Buy.
  14. So here's the build I've got, want to know opinions on which version of the 1080 Ti people recommend. The purpose of this build is casual gaming / daily driver. I've never really went balls out on a system before, and I know I could more yet on this, but this is already more than I've ever spent on a system and this will suit me for years to come. Motherboard: ASUS Prime Z370-A CPU: Core i5 8600K (planning to overclock up to 5 GHz) CPU cooler: Corsair H100i v2 Memory: G.SKILL TridentZ RGB 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 3200 Case: Phanteks P350X Black/White PSU: EVGA