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About VeganJoy

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  • Location
    bumfuck nowhere, arkansas
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  • CPU
    Ryzen 5 3600 (placeholder until zen 3)
  • Motherboard
    Asus ROG Strix X570-E Gaming
  • RAM
    2x16gb GSkill Trident Z RGB 3600C16, 14-15-30@1.45v
  • GPU
    EVGA 1080ti FTW3, max power/voltage stock bios: +50 core +600 mem 
  • Case
    Fractal Design Meshify C Dark
  • Storage
    OS Drive: Samsung PM981 1tb (OEM 970 Evo)
    Storage Drive: XPG SX8200 Pro 2tb
    Backup Storage: Seagate Barracuda Compute 4TB
  • PSU
    Seasonic Prime Ultra Titanium 750W with black/white Cablemod extensions
  • Display(s)
    Asus VP249QGR 1080p 144hz IPS
  • Cooling
    Noctua NH-D15S w/ white chromax bling
  • Keyboard
    Corsair K95 Platinum
  • Mouse
    Logitech G502 Hero SE, hard mouse pad not one of those crap soft ones
  • Sound
    Sennheiser Game One, Sennheiser 6XX, Sennheiser GSX1000
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 v1909

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  1. 360hz because people like wasting money the 1440p screen option would be pretty damn good though, that's great pixel density. i bet the keyboard will suck, the case will be heavy and flimsy plastic like their other tuf laptops, the battery life will be atrocious, and it'll run super hot, but i'm open to surprises lol
  2. indeed, you can just plug up both card, flash a mining bios to the 580, and have it idly mine while you do other things on the 5700xt. you'll likely drop to x8 pcie lanes on the 5700xt and there will be a tiny bit of overhead from the mining software, but these will be completely irrelevant performance wise. the only real issue is airflow, whichever card is above the other will run 10-15C hotter as it'll be getting the hot exhaust from the other card. tuning your undervolt on the 580 will help but best case scenario, it's an extra 100-140w that needs to be removed by the case fans. i've been l
  3. faster memory past 3200-3600c16 should be the last investment in your build. the tiny difference between a 5600x and a 5800x would be a lot bigger than getting b die ram. or even getting a gpu with a factory overclock lol. also, having dual rank ram is a big deal for zen 2 regardless of speed, 3600c16 of 2x16gb or 4x8gb is as good as 3800c15 or whatever b die with 2x8gb. hardware unboxed had a great breakdown of all that with zen 3. in any case, the biggest gains for faster memory are better/more consistent frametimes. best case and in a very cpu heavy title at 1080p (hitman 2, cyberpunk, red
  4. even without a bios flash, these older cards have a ton of headroom. i'd expect 10-20% over stock clockspeeds easily
  5. i thought it was recommended to go for core clocks first, then memory? furmark is a little optimistic compared to an actual gaming load, i paid 4 bucks for 3dmark on steam and their stress testing feature is well worth the spare change. gives you a percentage of instability in your overclock that you can either accept or dial back (<97% is a fail, i'm fine with 99% or better). i use furmark to get a very, very vague idea of the card's capabilities. even with the x8 MSAA option, my max overclocks in furmark always crash in 3dmark or games. usually have to tone core back by 30-
  6. this would be a great opportunity to learn some basic memory overclocking. i was able to overclock a 2400mhz corsair lpx kit to 3200mhz cas16 with no issues, i'd bet you can hit at least 3000mhz. for my 2400mhz kit I manually inputted a generic 16-18-18-36 1.35v config and ran it through memtest, pretty easy and that asrock b450 can handle it no problem. best to try 2x8gb first as 4x8gb may not overclock well
  7. I bought this set of 3 replacement fans for my Gigabyte G1 1070: https://www.ebay.com/itm/153972751979 Upon disassembling the card, the old (broken) fans are a different model and brand, Power Logic instead of the replacements which are Everflow, which seem to be two major manufacturers of GPU fans. The specs appear to be exactly the same otherwise, pulling the same amperage and having the exact same appearance, mounting holes, connectors, and wire lengths which allow it to perfectly replace the old fans physically. But upon powering on, the fans immediately spin up to 100% and sta
  8. you've been looking at some strange benchmarks: 1080p is going to be the most ram and cpu intensive resolution and for many games, the difference between a 3070 and 3080 isnt as big as usual due to the cpu bottleneck. regardless of your budget, you want at least 3200mhz cl16 ram, and 2x8gb of it. bumping up to 4x8gb or 2x16gb for 32gb total is a nice quality of life improvement and gives a bit of a performance boost (memory interleaving). for the absolute best and most consistent frametimes with a 3080, this would be the best you can buy, though it's as overkill as
  9. yeah i'm planning something like that; are you doing pull-only on that front radiator?
  10. oh damn, it does look like that'd be too wide. might be tempted to mod my case there too.... why are those rads so wide?
  11. yeah i was gonna use push pull with noctua ippc-2000 fans at decent rpms, not sure if its worth that much over just push on the CE though. i have plenty of the ippc fans available and that fat hwlabs rad aint but a few bucks more than the ekwb from this dude so idk
  12. thanks for the tips! last question, also pinging @For Science!: i got this ekwb CE 420 rad but someone has some HWLabs GTX 420 Xtreme Gen 2 Radiators. theyre a lot thicker and seem to be really dense with the fins. would that be worth using over the ekwb CE? i saw a good comparison but it's for the successor to the xtreme gen 2 which has less FPI, and i cant find out if the old one is better than the successor: https://www.xtremerigs.net/2016/02/25/hardware-labs-nemesis-280-gtx-radiator-review/6/
  13. btw, is it possible to mount a res+pump combo horizontally? or does it need to be vertical?
  14. makes sense. i really dunno how a drain port at the reservoir would be the best location but i'm having trouble visualizing everything anyways lmao. so lets see, for fittings i need: - 2x male to female compression fittings for the cpu block, plus 2x right angle ones to make it look nice - 2x male to female compression for the inlet and outlet of the reservoir, plus maybe right angles or 45 degrees to look nice - 4x male to female compression for the gpu block if i put it in parallel, plus angles and stuff - 2x inline rotary fittings for the flow
  15. fair enough. btw, almost forgot about quick disconnect fittings. those sound useful, are they any good and not prone to leak or anything?