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About Semper

  • Title
    Professional Potato
  • Birthday Dec 01, 1985

Profile Information

  • Location
    California (very much not by choice)
  • Gender


  • CPU
    Intel i7-4790k
  • Motherboard
    MSI Z97-G45
  • RAM
    G.SKILL Ripjaws Z 4x4GB
  • GPU
    EVGA GTX 1080 Ti SC2 w/ EK block
  • Case
    Phanteks Evolv X
  • Storage
    1x Seagate Barracuda 2TB | 1x Crucial MX200 500GB (boot) | 1x MX500 1TB
  • PSU
    Seasonic PRIME Ultra 750w Titanium
  • Display(s)
    1x Aorus AD27QD | 1x Dell S2716DG
  • Cooling
    XSPC/EK/Bitspower loop
  • Keyboard
    Corsair K70 RGB Rapidfire
  • Mouse
    Logitech G600
  • Sound
    Schiit Fulla / Audeze LCD-1 / PEACE EQ
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro

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  1. This isn't something that you can clearly define "at 1.95v you will kill your ram". There's more variables that come into play. My DDR3 2133 @CL11 asks for 1.6v to be stable (granted, I haven't attempted to do all that much fine tuning, quick-and-dirty said 1.6v, which also happens to be XMP) as my singular input example. Stock voltage is 1.5v, both are higher than most people are willing run DDR4 on for daily use.
  2. We don't know the ultimate outcome of Apple Silicon. It could end up being a huge success... or it could flop. time will tell.
  3. Call your ISP, have your account information on-hand, and they'll be able to tell you what "plan" you're on - your rated up/down bandwidth. If you're on 100/10, my current operating guess, you're within range of what can be considered normal. Your rated speeds are just that - what you're capable of achieving, not what you will. Many factors, some outside your control (such as congestion/infrastructure reliability/signal strength), some inside (such as WiFi, quality of hardware (hint: most consumer networking hardware is basically e-waste from the factory, bufferbloat, ETC), interference a
  4. You're reasonably accurate with your 1070/5600xt estimates, though both are capable of 1440p 60+ with fairly reasonable settings (medium-high, title dependent) I don't see a need for a 3080 for 1440p144hz as your baseline. You can drop back two generations to a 1080/1080ti and still have very respectable performance at 1440p My personal choice "sweet spot" is 1440p/120hz (8bit+FRC locks me to 120 on my AD27QD). In games where I can sacrifice FPS for visuals (story driven/single player games, largely), I do. In games where I prefer performance over visuals, I tailor to that (comp
  5. It should include two fans installed in the front. If you're planning to use a radiator of any kind, I'd opt to populate all three spare spots If you're sticking to stock or tower air cooling, you could likely get away with one additional, but I'd encourage two - one top closest to the front/one rear, both exhausting.
  6. With such a heavily restrictive design, both having a solid front panel, and the air inlet on the sides being both relatively small, and further restricted for aesthetic reasons, there's not going to be a whole lot you can do without modifying the actual case itself to improve cooling performance. Have you looked at the Neo from Metallicgear (Phanteks "budget" line)? It's a fairly well regarded chassis at it's price point. (US Newegg link, but it's more just for representation) https://www.newegg.com/black-white-metallic-gear-neo-air-atx-mid-tower/p/N82E16811854093
  7. Generally speaking, yes. That doesn't mean that packages haven't been delayed, lost and/or damaged, from any carrier. If everyone that had an issue with a carrier stopped using said carrier, a lot of people would very quickly run out of options to ship things. Realistically, the only "carrier" I haven't had issue with yet is Amazon's own service.
  8. These issues aren't isolated to USPS. It's a game of chance sending a small (relatively) package across a large network handling many, many more packages just like yours. I guarantee you that you don't have to look far to find issues with OnTrac, DHL, USPS, UPS, FedEx, CEVA, or any of the other carriers. In fact, you only have to look right over there <--- Every major (and some minor) carriers in the US have lost packages of mine (mostly packages to/from a place I used to work). Every single one of them has seen delays. Most of them have damaged packages, including the item
  9. JEDEC is the governing entity that determines what any given generation of memory (in this case, DDR4, the fourth generation of Dual Data Rate memory) is rated at/for, latency and frequency. Anything built for said generation must meet these minimum standards. XMP is a set of pre-determined memory profiles that are a simple (one-click) overclock for memory, yes. They work, and in most situations there's no issue, however they're usually not optimal. Custom tuning can get you tighter timings, higher frequency, and or lower voltage, or some combination of the three. The downside is the ti
  10. Where is this orange light? Is your system not posting? If so, is this a blinking orange light and what is the pattern?
  11. Apologies, not sure why I read 8086k there. Either way, I still can't imagine that an 8600k is causing you issue. "future proof" is a concept that doesn't exist in reality. Your current platform is just as "future proof" as anything you could upgrade to today. Slightly better performance than what you have right now. for a substantial investment. Realistically, my 4790k is still very capable, despite the performance gains that could be had by upgrading. You're four generations newer than that. If you want to get in on real-time ray tracing sure, upgrade your 1080, otherwise, it's sti
  12. Generally speaking, there's very little difference between a given latency/speed kit from one manufacturer to another. Compatibility will be determined by your motherboard and CPU. You'll need to check the QVL for your motherboard.
  13. Are you not hitting performance that's acceptable? If you are, you're spending money for the sake of spending money. I can't imagine that an 8086 8600k/1080 is giving you issue, they're both still quite capable.
  14. I'm not intending to say that HLL is Battlefield; it's more just an analogy that on the scale of something like Milsim (ARMA) to Arcade Shooter (Call of Duty), HLL play is more like Battlefield than it is ARMA. Post Scriptum is closer to ARMA than it is Call of Duty in many aspects, but it's not a milsim game of the same nature, in any capacity. This is going to be a bit long, so here goes: Armor in Post Scriptum is.... disappointing. It can be fun to play, but there's not a whole lot of real world logic to it. You have Heavy tanks (Churchill, Firefly, Panther (both classified as he
  15. HLL Plays a lot more like Battlefield, it's an arcade shooter. Post Scriptum plays more like Squad, or a slower-paced Rising Storm. The two don't really compare all that well, they play completely differently. With that said though, I don't like HLL nearly as much. Post Scriptum is my choice, Warzone if I want an arcade shooter.