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Everything posted by GamerBlake

  1. They’re rolling black outs so they just happen without any notice.
  2. I don’t know if anyone has seen the news lately but California has been hit with a heatwave and rolling black outs are occurring due to strain on the power grid. Im wondering if my computer is on and the power is cut will having a high quality PSU help prevent any damage from occurring? I’m using a Corsair RM850x 80+ Gold (fully modular) PSU and was told it was a respectable high quality PSU.
  3. Yeah I did . I try really hard to post things in the proper forum and especially before I actually post it I double check to make sure it’s the correct forum. With this post I figured “Well TW: Troy is a PC game so it must go in the PC gaming forums. “
  4. I just beat this game yesterday on hard mode (regular hard mode not ultra hard) so I feel I can speak about it with an informed mindset. I haven’t had any problems with it at all except for one crash when I was exiting the game and that didn’t really matter since my saved game was fine and I was quitting the game for the night. As for in-game performance: I ran it on my 860 EVO SSD with an 8700K + 2080 Ti @ 1440p with maximum settings possible and was getting ~75 FPS.
  5. Just wanted to share this in case there are any Total War fans like myself who don’t want to pay $60 for it when the free period expires. So far I’m loving it!
  6. Well I mean I wasn’t thinking of doing anything “crazy”. What I meant was like, let’s say the highest stable overclock for my card was +120 core/ +1000 memory. If I was testing and did +200 core/+1500 memory would it break the card or fry it? Or would it just become unstable and then work again when I lowered the overclocks to stable levels?
  7. I have an EVGA XC2 Ultra 2080 Ti and I’ve been using the EVGA Precision software and I’m wondering if I can damage the card if I screw something up or will it just shut down before that happens?
  8. Sure! I just built my own PC so I’m very familiar with current products and prices. Send me a PM if you’d like and I’d be happy to help out :).
  9. I wouldn’t quite say Metro Exodus brings them to their knees. When I play on my desktop with an 8700K & 2080 Ti I usually get around 90fps with ultra settings & Ray Tracing enabled. Is RDR2 more of a RAM intensive game?
  10. Mostly Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, Metro Exodus, and Red Dead Redemption 2. As well as Cyberpunk 2077 and AC: Valhalla when they come out in November.
  11. What about AC Odyssey, Red Dead Redemption 2, and Metro Exodus?
  12. Well the games I’ve been playing on my desktop lately are Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, Metro Exodus, and Kerbal Space Program. I plan on playing AC: Valhalla and Cyberpunk 2077 when they come out. I just don’t want to go through all the time and effort of installing all my games on it only for it to not be able to handle them and having to go buy a new laptop.
  13. Hey everyone, 3-4 years ago I bought an MSI GS72 Stealth Pro. Can it still play modern games? Here are the specs: CPU: i7 6700HQ RAM: 16GB 2400 MHz DDR4 GPU: 970m Storage: 512GB SSD + 1TB HDD I have a desktop that is much better with an i7 8700K & 2080 Ti but I’m wondering if it’s worth installing modern games on my laptop?
  14. To clarify: I’m wondering if there is a forum here on LTT where people can share with others if they find really good deals on certain components from legitimate sites like Newegg and Amazon?
  15. Ohhh my bad . I misunderstood. Well honestly games like RDR2 & AC: Odyssey are already 1-2 years old.
  16. Ah yeah that’s true. I do live in California and it’s the Summer, so it does get REALLY hot (~95F-103F) in the middle of the day and then cools down to the low 60s at night.
  17. I don’t think it’s because of the CPU heating up the air because that would be a problem for everyone then since everyone has CPUs and mine doesn’t run hotter than other 8700Ks. Usually maxes out at ~85C with my 280mm AIO cooling and I’m playing the same games as everyone else so if it were that then everyone would be having close to the same temps as mine.
  18. Oh ok awesome! I know part of the problem might be my overclock. Most people clock it at 2000 MHz core but I’m at 2040.
  19. I was actually wondering what the difference was between XC and XC2 so it’s funny you said that. Im still not sure if I’m selling the card or not, it would depend what I could get for it. I know when Ampere comes out the price will drop since no one will pay $800-$900 for a 2080 Ti if a 3070 is just as good at $599-$699. Also I can’t sell it until after Ampere is released because then I won’t have a GPU :(.
  20. Good idea! I didn’t check the dust filter but I will do that . Oh darn that sucks. Is 80C still safe or does this problem need immediate attention? I use HWMonitor so I check there for the min and max temps after a gaming session and it’s usually like 44C min and 78-80C max. I don’t know if it stays at 80C the entire time only that it gets to 80C at some point.
  21. Actually the intake fans are pretty new (like 3 months) and so they’re clean still.
  22. Oh ok, would you happen to know if reapplying thermal paste voids the warranty? I still have my coverage on my card according to the EVGA website (as seen below). Also is 80C something I should be worried about for a max temp? I use HWMonitor and so I can see the min and max temps over the time I play games.
  23. Nope! I took it out earlier today to check and it didn’t have much dust on it even before I used the compressed air to get what little there was.
  24. Hey guys, I’ve had my GPU (EVGA XC2 Ultra 2080 Ti) for a little over a year and I’ve noticed the max temps while playing GPU demanding games (RDR2, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, Metro Exodus etc.,) is slowly creeping upwards. I have my GPU overclocked (2040 MHz core) and I run my fans at max 100% but my GPU max temp never used to go above 74C. It has slowly creeped up to 80C and I’m thinking I need to replace the thermal paste. My question is how risky is it for a novice like myself to do this for the first time? Is it one of those things where one slip can ruin the card? My technical