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About Slayer3032

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  • CPU
    Intel Xeon X5675 @ 4.6ghz
  • Motherboard
    Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD5 (Rev. 1)
  • RAM
    6x4GB Mac Pro Micron 1866mhz DDR3 9-9-9-24-2T@1600mhz
  • GPU
    EVGA GTX 1080 Gaming SC
  • Case
    Corsair 450D
  • Storage
    XPG SX8200 Pro 1TB M.2 SSD
  • PSU
    Seasonic Focus+ Gold 850W
  • Display(s)
  • Cooling
    Noctua NH-D14
  • Keyboard
    GMMK w/ Gateron Browns/Aura caps
  • Mouse
    Logitech G403
  • Sound
    Sennheiser HD558+VModa BoomPro
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  1. Tomshardware seems to have done it with Crysis 3. https://www.tomshardware.com/news/crysis-3-vram-disk-benchmarks https://github.com/prsyahmi/GpuRamDrive
  2. I have a Q6600 that runs Windows 10 off a 60gb ssd and had 1x4GB DDR3 until I realized that and stuck a random 2gb dimm into it the other day when I swapped out the 10+ year old Thermaltake TR2. It boots to desktop in 15 seconds from pressing the power button and is overall a joy to use over a bunch of low end systems I've had. It just took the 20H1 update after I swapped the PSU. LGA775 is great for a basic web browsing computer, the largest issue I've found with it is that it doesn't support audio passthrough in chrome for chromecasting tabs. I had to stick a HD5450 into it thoug
  3. Well seeing everyone posting these R23 benchmarks all over the internet, I was curious what I'd get in R23 so I started off doing a R15 run and updating CPU-Z/HWInfo. But then X58 decided to do weird X58 things despite not having touched my bios in almost a year. I noticed something very strange, my x26 turbo multiplier was being used for some reason even though this thing has ran at 180x25@1.425v for the last two years? I once had a "bug" where I scored 1089 very early on in trying to dial in a stable overclock where it boosted to 4.8ghz and made a great score activating the x26 m
  4. The only reason I could think to even get the A500 is to specifically match a mostly Corsair build with a low power CPU, otherwise I'd get the Fuma II in all other situations. If you're not concerned about a warranty and you don't mind possibly lapping it for like an hour, you can do Corsair's job lapping the coldplate until its actually flat. Its not all that terrible after that.
  5. If its been working fine for that long, I wouldn't worry about it. I'd also flip it over and have it suck from inside of the case if you can, so you can hide the minor damage. Your case feet don't seem that tall anyways.
  6. Yeah that'll do fine, anything new enough to have DDR3 will likely run it just fine. If it's a workstation it will also likely support ECC memory which is dirt cheap on ebay. Dell's website should have all the information on it and there's usually service tags you can shove into their website to see what hardware should be in it. Used Xeons are pretty cheap and often have a couple generations supported on a platform so if something was spec'd with a lower end or low power sku you might be able to double your core count or find a significantly faster cpu that can be popped in for $2
  7. No, that won't do anything. Well at least unless you have an unstable overclock on your CPU or something. The vbios refers to the firmware that is flashed to your graphics card, it includes all of the voltage settings, fan curves, frequency and power targets, ect. Maxwell apparently had a vbios editor, Pascal and Turing do not. AMD stuff pretty much all have this which was huge for the crypto mining, ect. Here's kind of an idea of the kind of stuff you could change if this was possible, but there's a lot you could mess up potentially I guess so Nvidia decided we're not allowed to r
  8. My GTX 1080 becomes unstable just from installing Afterburner or EVGA Precision. It boosts above 1949mhz which is the normal boost clock for my card, it boosts up to 1986mhz or so instead and unless you add more voltage and power limit it will crash in games. It'll go to like 2011mhz but that'll only pass Firestrike half of the time. I spent weeks trying to figure out some settings, I didn't get the good memory that'll handle the +500, it has the lower end binned sku gpu. So it basically ended in an overclock that was almost entirely just a fan curve while using more power where yo
  9. Everyone has bad drivers at some point. I bought a GTX 260 and the drivers didn't work for 2 months and I went to a HD5870 instead after my EVGA 8800 GT died as most did along with my EVGA Nvidia 680i motherboard. Nvidia really benefit from a fairly mature architecture from Kepler, Maxwell and Pascal mostly being the same while AMD cards were fairly weak with only HBM based cards competing at the higher end. Maxwell and Pascal were really unbeatable at that time. Turing definitely needed some fine wine as far as performance and a Super refresh to even be worthwhile which it still i
  10. I've had a NH-D14(probably heavier than NH-D15) mounted to my GA-X58A-UD5 for 10 years, it's been in the car numerous times and gets carried up and down stairs like every 3 months at least to get dusted out. I also always handle the motherboard by the cooler whenever it comes out of the case, ect. Many boards have a little warp to them, some cases don't exactly have a perfectly flat mounting surface either. I've had to adjust standoffs just to get things to mount before.
  11. If you're talking about just connecting your old 2.5" sata hard drive/ssd to the laptop to copy files from it, that's easily done with a USB adapter like these https://www.amazon.com/Sabrent-2-5-Inch-Adapter-Optimized-EC-SSHD/dp/B011M8YACM/ https://www.amazon.com/Sabrent-Tool-free-Enclosure-Optimized-EC-UASP/dp/B00OJ3UJ2S/ As far as cloning/imaging the drive over to new media, I don't bother with that as personally every time I've ever done that it takes significantly more time to do than to just install windows on a new drive and copy stuff over.
  12. You need a $120 60% keyboard with optical switches? I don't think anyone needs a keyboard that's missing most of the useful keys, you're going to need a second keyboard for whenever you play anything using the function or arrow keys lmao. It'd be a nice keyboard to pack with a laptop or something but a 60% is one of those things that r/mechkeyboards makes you want until you buy one and figure out you needed those extra keys for tons of games or even just typing something out. Do you even know if you like how those optical switches feel...?
  13. Pick something from Tier A, and watch the r/buildapcsales subreddit for sales and re-stocks. Otherwise, you're probably going to pay twice as much as what you would have in 2019 unfortunately if you can even find them. It's a good thing you're starting to look now as it might take a month for a specific model to come in stock at a non-ridiculous price.
  14. DUET takes far less time to setup than Windows does, it's like a minute or two and a few clicks and a change of your boot order. I have a SAS HBA in my home server and also have NVMe drives in both my X58 main rig and home server. Neither boot to sata drives, nor use the onboard sata. You're going to increase your boot times a lot more with anything other than the onboard sata, I found an NVMe to be around where it's almost the same as a lower performing sata drive after you turn off the AHCI bios and other junk like esata these boards run after post. Raid 0 is trash, s
  15. The GTX 570 I gave to a buddy won't run NMS, it doesn't support Vulkan. The GTX 480 won't either, Fermi is probably most useful as a folding@home space heater until it eventually cooks the GPU and breaks the solder joints or whatever dies on high power cards like that. Maybe sell it to someone for $20 that wants to try to trip breakers with a quad sli setup or something silly. Otherwise, it'll play pre-2010 games really well I guess. You need a card with Vulkan support at the minimum for NMS, Polaris/GTX 970's have been the best bang for your buck around $80-100 where c