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About jones177

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  • Location
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Gender
  • Interests
    PC gaming
  • Biography
    Computers have been my hobby since the 80s. Wrote games in the 8 bit area. Want to be game developer in the 16 bit area. 3D artist since 1986.
  • Occupation
    Retired 3D Graphic Artist


  • CPU
    i7 8086K
  • Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus X Hero
  • RAM
    G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 16GB DDR4 3200
  • GPU
    EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti FTW3
  • Case
    Cooler Master HAF X
  • Storage
    970 EVO 2TB
  • PSU
    CORSAIR AX Series AX860 860W
  • Display(s)
    LG 32UD59-B 32" 4K UHD LED Monitor
  • Cooling
    Noctua NH-D15
  • Keyboard
    Corsair Gaming K70 LUX
  • Mouse
    Razer Taipan

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  1. I usually run 2 gaming computers and most of the time they have different core counts. In 2018 I used a i7 6700k(4 core) and a i7 8700k(6 core). Open world games felt like going down a bumpy road with the i7 6700k and the i7 8700k was silky smooth. Both had decent frame rate. The i7 6700k had to go and was replaced by a i7 8086k(6 core). Now I run a i7 8086k and a i9 10900k. All my games are migrating to the i9 10900k because they run better. It is not a big jump like going from a i7 6700k to a i7 8700k but it is enough. Next year the i7 8086k will be rep
  2. Clarity has a lot do with the technology you use. That is why I moved to OLED for 4k gaming. This video shows it better than I can explain it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9n8Hz_RLqw&t=637s I am not going to get games like Assassin's Creed Valhalla much over 60 at 4k so OLED is the answer for me now.
  3. When I eventually get a PS5 I will use these recommendations.
  4. A 240mm AIO is not enough for an intel 10 core. Go with a 360mm AIO.
  5. Looking at my recent Newegg/Amazon history I usually buy a monitor/TV on black Friday. 2017 = LG 32" 4k 60hz. $70 off. 2018= LG 32" 1440p G sync 144hz. $100 off. 2019= LG 55" OLED TV. $300 off. This year I wanted to replace my old 28" 4k monitor I use on my test bench but there were standard reductions but no bargains. So this year I got some $100 headphones.
  6. Large companies are about keeping investors happy. If that pleases the customers as well it is just a byproduct.
  7. A 4k screen is close to 300ppi at 8.5" X 11" so it is a good size to print on a standard inkjet printer or office color laser printer. I did 3D design for a living and rendered at screen sizes since my clients used 16:9 monitors. These images had to be printed on 8.5" X 11" and 11" X 17" as well. Some of my designs had to be printed at 8" or 2.5m tall so then I dropped down to 150ppi. For billboards I used 15ppi since they were viewed from a long distance. The thing to remember is to never resize your image when adjusting ppi
  8. The 2080 ti is held back by the CPU at 1080p so it can only produce about the same frames as the 1440p sample. It is 76% GPU usage at 1080p vs 95% usage at 1440p. For me to get 144fps at 1440p it will probably take a 3090. Here is GTA 5 on Ultra settings. The 2080 ti is only working hard at 4k with 45% usage at 1080p, 63% usage at 1440p and 98% usage at 4k. To get 144fps in modern AAA games I have to lower settings more than I like. To get 146fps average in Shadow of the Tomb Raider I had to go from the highest preset to the high preset. High re
  9. I used the highest preset to play SOTTR without ray tracing at 4k and averaged 78fps or about the same as 1440p with RTX on. I have only used ray tracing in Control and Metro Exodus so far. With Control I used DLSS 2 and ray tracing but I only used ray traced reflections and ray traced transparent reflections because I did not like the other settings. With hard to run games like RDR 2 1440p bottlenecks are not an issue since getting past 130fps is hard to do. At 1080p the bottlenecks are so bad that there is not that much difference in between 1440p and 1080p frames.
  10. I use a Cooler Master H500M. I have the 360mm top mounted and used is video as a guid. They are on sale now and I may buy another for my i9 9900k when it gets off the test bench.
  11. Multicore Enhancement is default on some motherboards. It was not on my Hero XII board(LGA 1200) but that is a first for me since 2016 on an ASUS "Z" board. If you have not set 1.35v your motherboard did and that is a bit too much for your cooling. I originally got a Dark Rock Pro 4 that is rated at 250 watts for my i9 10900k build but after about 5 minutes of use I ordered a 360mm AIO. I was getting numbers like yours.
  12. Are you using MCE? 1.35 is a bit much for a 240mm AIO My i9 9900k is at 5ghz all cores with 1.27v. I uss a Noctua nh-d15 with one fan.
  13. I am hoping a LG 43UN700-B(43" 60hz 4k) gets closer to $500. I can't stand using my old 28" Samsung 4k TN monitor on my test bench but all my "good" 16:9 monitors are in use.
  14. RTX removes the bottleneck at 1440p but the frames drop a lot.
  15. Trying to get a new GPU reminds me of this.