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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
    i9 10900K
  • Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XII Hero
  • RAM
    Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 32GB DDR4 4000
  • GPU
    MSI Gaming X Trio 3090
  • Case
    Cooler Master H500M
  • Storage
    Crucial P1 1TB and a Crucial MX500 2.5" 2TB
  • PSU
    EVGA 1300 G2
  • Display(s)
    LG 55" 4k B9 OLED TV
  • Cooling
    SilverStone PF360
  • Keyboard
    Corsair Gaming K70 LUX
  • Mouse
    Razer Taipan

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  1. I use the same old brands so for me it is either Corsair or G.Skill and my G.Skill 3600 set is 16-19-19-39. I have only tested 3200 ram and that was with Corsair at 19-23-23-45 and G.Skill at 16-18-18-38. The test was with a i7 8086k/ 2080 ti and if there is a difference it was within the margin of error in games and benches. So my advice is look for tests for the ram you want to buy. On my recant i9 10900kf build the plan was to use 3600 but 4000 ram was only $60 more so I went with that. I don't know the difference between the 2 since by accident I
  2. I just got through doing a i9 10900kf build. It is a budget build compered to my i9 10900k build. I went with a Z490 to avoid compatibility issues. CPU: Intel i9 10900kf Motherboard: Z490 AORUS Master (I like the Hero XII I used in the i9 10900k build better but they cost more now.) RAM: Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 32GB DDR4 4000 (I only use 4000 ram on the i9s since it is the only Intel CPU that shows real a gain using it. It was $100 less than it was for my i9 10900k build last October. If it had cost as much I would have gotten 3600 ram.) GPU:
  3. My advice is get a Z board. My i7 8086k are 5ghz 6 cores and run about the same as a 10600k. With GTX 1080 ti they were fine stock feeding the GPU but when they got RTX 2080 tis they needed to have 5ghz plus all core overclocks to not leave lots of GPU performance unused. So if you get a Z board you will be fine for a GPU upgrade later on. Without it you will be in the same boat again.
  4. I like 1600 vertical pixels and dislike 1440 and 1080 pixels so I get it. My favorite non 4k monitor is my 38" 2840 X 1600 ultrawide. The text looks as good as 4k. Viewing distance is meaningless to me since I think focusing distance is more important. For me to use any laptop or a monitor 32" or less I have to use prescription eye glasses and it has been that way since the 80s. So I am using a 4k 120hz TVs at 36" away. I don't need to wear glasses at that distance and the text looks sharper than my 1440p monitors. It started as an experiment since there was more
  5. If you are using HDMI it could be the cable. I have had to replace 2 out of 3 cables that worked fine with 20 series cards. Also look up RTX 30 series black screen bug. Usually fixed with a bios update.
  6. Even with older GPUs you can still do 1440p and 1080p. It looks better than my LG 32" 1440p monitor. Use https://www.rtings.com/ for response times.
  7. Why not 120hz. The 3090 has HDMI 2.1 so 4k 120hz. All my TVs are 4k 120hz, Ge-sync compatible and there are 65" versions of them. For gaming and streaming the LG BX model is fine. If you are into 4K Blu-Ray the CX may be better. I can't tell the difference in the show room. I use a Nanocell 85 as well and it is a better monitor than it is a TV and now it is the NanoCell 90 in 2021. I use 2 for gaming but if I had young kids I would give them a pass. They may not remember to switch it off. I burnt one in doing what we are doing
  8. It idles at 41c At stock the fans on the EVGA XC3 Ultra don't come on until the GPU hits 62c and switch off at 50c so after a game or bench it takes forever for it to get back to idle. By contrast my ASUS ROG Strix 3080 OCs fan come on as soon as I start a bench and stay on until the GPU hits 30c. So below idle. RDR 2 at 4k 77c SOTTR at 1080p 75c It is in the 80s without it.
  9. I use Autonomous Standing Desk/tables. They are great if you don't want to sit all the time. They are also perfect for studio work since they are another thing that can be adjusted. I even use one for computer builds since it saves my back the stress of bending over. https://www.autonomous.ai/
  10. They won't, but without it I don't think they will be beating AMD in Ashes of the Singularity by much. For CPU upgrades I go by feeding the GPU and since I am a 4k gamer I am in good shape for now. So even with 3080 tis it will be at least another generation of GPUs before I need to start worrying about CPUs. At 1440p the need for faster CPUs is now and for 1080p and silly fast monitors the time has past.
  11. I think it needs it to utilize its features. The two types of cores thing. If the next AMD CPU is Windows 10 friendly. I will go that route. I built my 5800x system just to test it and it has been good even though it does not play as well with Microsoft and Nvidia as my i9s do.
  12. Time will tell. I just built a i9 10900kf. I did it because Alder Lake will need Windows 11 and other than a test rig I am not putting it into one of my gaming rigs. With Windows 10 it took about 2 years for them to fix the vram issue on 32bit games and it only got fixed because a Windows developer visited a forum. So for me there is a better chance that I will upgrade my 5800x to a 5950x than build an Alder Lake rig.
  13. I use a 360mm AIO on my 5800x but it would do just as well with a 280mm AIO. Mine idles in the low 30s and I have it so when it peaks it does not set the fans off. I have tested 2 AIOs with the 5800x and it is noisier than my Intel builds. I have not heard of software that can do that but as a pump gets old and the water evaporates temperatures will rise. So do the build and record the temps. Use Cinebench R20 or any other app that will get all your cores working and do the test every couple of months. That is what I do. No, and it is a pain. I have 3 fla
  14. Test the parts as soon as you get them so you can return them if they are faulty and not use a warranty. Half the computers I have build recently have had defective parts and it is usually the motherboard. With my last build all the parts were tested on a computer I built in 2018 and when I got the motherboard I tested it all again before putting it onto a case. Fortunately everything worked perfectly.