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=ADK= warspite

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=ADK= warspite last won the day on May 16 2013

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About =ADK= warspite

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  • Birthday 09/01/1964

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    Acushnet, MA
  • Interests
    Spending time with my girlfriend, family, and friends; gaming, enthusiast computing, running/working out, reading, and music

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    =ADK= warspite
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System Specs

  • OS
    Win7 64-bit
  • Mobo
    Asus P9X79 Pro LGA 2011
  • Processor
    Intel Core i7 3930K @ 4.4GHz
  • Graphics
    2x EVGA GTX-780 Superclocked with ACX Cooler in SLI
  • PSU
    Zalman 800W Modular
  • RAM
    16GB Corsair Vengeance 9-9-9-24 @ 1.6GHz
  • Storage
    Crucial M4 256GB SSD (primary)
  • Audio
    SoundBlaster Z
  • Monitor
    Acer HN274H @ 120Hz, Planar PX2710 @ 60Hz
  • Case
    Silverstone Raven RV02b
  • Peripherals
    Corsair H-80i cooler with single Noctua NF-F12 pushing; Razer Death Adder 2013, Razer 2013 Tournament Ed. Mech Kbd, Sennheiser PC-350 Headset

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  1. Windows 10

    I like windows 10 so far.  The only annoyance I've experienced is Nvidia's problem with using my color settings in the Nvidia Control Panel.  I never had this problem with Win 7 or Win 8, and I'm still trying to work it out in Win 10.  Seems that my screen color settings go back to default when I exit a game or a program, sometimes it just does it randomly too when the display refreshes.  Hopefully Nvidia will work this out with a driver update, I don't really blame Win 10 for this.   Something as simple as this shouldn't be a problem for a major player like Nivida, but there it is.   war
  2. My new gaming rig

    At the end of the day, it's all about making your computing experience fun.  Some of us like the hardware side, and some of us just want to get right to the fun stuff. Can't argue with that!  Looks like you did a great job of specifying your build and I'm sure you will have a great time with it.  I think it is great that if you get in a jam, you've got a good team to back you up on the other end of the phone.  Best of luck to you and most of all -- HAVE FUN!   war
  3. Requesting a pro overclocker

    You make a good point... lots of times it all comes down to luck.  The article I linked has some good info.  I think there is a table that lists the various Vcores that were achieved at different OCs with the 4790K.  It is a sweet processor, and truth be told you will likely never see the difference between 4.4 and 4.6GHz.  After all, 200MHz is only 5%.   I still need to install TS and when I do I will join the server.   war
  4. Requesting a pro overclocker

    Element,   Here is a link to a good article that makes a case for overclocking the 4790K.  The good info is toward the bottom of the page.   YYMV.   war
  5. Requesting a pro overclocker

    Element,   This is my first post after having been out of gaming for about a year.  Although I don't have the same mobo as you (I have an MSI mobo), I think I can still help.   Getting a decent OC with your 4790K should be pretty easy.  Try the following settings to get a respectable 4.6GHz OC: - Use a "fixed" clock (as opposed to dynamic) - Apply the OC to all cores - Disable EIST (speed step) - Enable the C-states - Run your RAM at its native clocks (1866MHz).  Increasing your memory bandwidth isn't worth the trouble for gaming, and your memory frequency is already pretty decent.  Lots of articles out there on its minimal impact on gaming performance.   At this point, all you should need to do is set your multiplier to 46 (for 4.6GHz) and then set your Vcore to 1.28v.    Save your settings and boot.  Your system should test out fine.  Don't worry about trying for higher clocks, as you will quickly need more voltage (over 1.3v) and will not derive any real benefit from it... especially for gaming.   Better to have a fast, stable system than a tiny bit faster one that will crash on you or burn itself up.   war
  6. Hyper threading

    I have always thought this question best answered by considering the entirety of your PC experience, not just gaming.  Also, you might well consider how long you intend to keep the hardware you have.  I'm willing to bet that Plaxus' rig is still going strong not only for gaming, but for just about any other application he cares to run. Another thing to consider is that with each passing day not only applications, but operating systems as well are making better use of hardware resources.  I was amazed at the benefit I got from the two extra cores in my core i7 3930K when I upgraded from Win7 to Win8.1.  I could also see the benefits of hyperthreading, especially on large multiplayer maps in BF3 and BF4.   If you can afford to go Core i7, I would do so if only to take advantage of future application and OS upgrades that make better use of it.  If hyperthreading ever causes a problem, it is fairly simple to disable it in UEFI.   war
  7. Getting Back Into It Build...

    All,   I actually sold my old system (the one currently in my profile) and am starting from scratch.  I still have my keyboard, monitor, and mouse, but other than that it will be all new.  Were it not for that, I wouldn't even consider an upgrade as my old hexacore would probably shred most quad cores on large multiplayer maps.   @[member='plaxus']: I plan to use a pair of 240GB EVO 840s in RAID-0.  I got one for Christmas as a gift, so I only need to pick up one more.  Also, I am taking a hard look at the ASUS Strix GTX-970.  From what I can see, it's shaping up to be a nice card for significantly less than what a comparable 980 would cost.   I decided to go with the Z97/Devil's Canyon chipset because of the improved thermal packaging of the CPU.  From what I've read, the i7 4790K is capable of 4.8GHz with manageable volts and good cooling.  I guess I'll put that to the test and see for myself.   I look forward to jumping back into gaming and see you in the servers!   war
  8. Getting Back Into It Build...

    All,   I took a break from gaming as I stared my PhD program.  Now that I'm into it and I think I will still be able to game some while I study, here is the build I'm considering as I re-enter the fray:   Mobo: Asus Z97-A (not the deluxe or other fancy models) CPU: Core i7 4790K Haswell Cooler: Corsair H-105 Hydro 240mm AIO Liquid Cooler (with Scythe Gentle Typhoon AP-15 120mm 1850RPM fans) Memory: G-Skill Sniper 16GB DDR3 PC-2400 Graphix:  MSI GTX 980 Gaming 4GB PSU: EVGA SuperNOVA G2 850W SLI-ready Gold+ Certified Corsair Obsidian 750D Case    + Other misc knick-knacks not worth mentioning.   This rig should be able to hit 4.7GHz w/o breaking a sweat for 24/7 ops.   Comments?   war    
  9. Your PC Parts Store.

    I pretty much get my gear from Amazon (I have Prime) and Newegg.  I've been very pleased with both, and both have pretty good customer service and reasonable shipping.  I like creating "wishlists" in Newegg because it's pretty easy to do and I can get a good idea on the price of things as I put the component list together.   war
  10. New Gaming Rig

    For the lazy man, Maximum PC has some guides to fit nearly any budget.   war
  11. The perfect computer

    Think of a PC as a tool, and you're well on your way.   The good thing about PCs is that with an idea in mind of what you want your PC to do, you can focus your hardware and software to meet that end.  That's the true strength of the PC platform - customization.   With the right budget, you can build a PC that will excel at any function you can think of, be it engineering, design, gaming, or entertainment.   All the best,   war
  12. Future Corsair Build 2014/2015

    Something you may want to try with a -E chipset...   I have quad channel capability, but run my mobo dual channel mode b/c I don't stream and don't really need the extra bandwidth quad channel memory provides.  The benefit of running dual channel instead of quad channel memory is lower latency (increases apparent memory speed over quad channel because the overhead involved with managing 4 memory channels is eliminated).  I suggest trying it both ways, maybe run a benchmark or two and see what works best for you.  If you stream and run fast memory (>1600MHz), quad channel may be better depending on your memory timings.  YYMV.  Give it a try as most mobos will let you run either.   war
  13. Future Corsair Build 2014/2015

    With your budget, I think that's a good move.
  14. Future Corsair Build 2014/2015

    Dynasty, Looks like a solid build and you have a good budget. My only suggestion is that you consider a hexacore CPU. Games (as well as OS) are trending toward making better use of both physical and virtual cores. I figured that since you will be streaming while you game, having 2 more physical cores could come in handy and the investment will keep your rig stronger longer. My 3930K at 4.4Ghz (H80i cooling) is still mighty strong with power to spare. I think @[member='Bromance'] would agree. Best to you, War

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