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by Sputnik7
Thu Apr 13, 2017 11:16 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Improving wifi coverage in my new home
Replies: 11
Views: 440

Re: Improving wifi coverage in my new home

I would suggest doing the single, massive router, assuming coverage is good. If not, I would actually suggest mesh. My new house is also wired with ethernet, and I set up 2 APs (one upstairs, one downstairs). Same SSID's, same passwords, encryption, etc. I've now back-pedaled slightly and set up 2 S...
by Sputnik7
Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: 7700k, wow!
Replies: 20
Views: 2266

Re: 7700k, wow!

I went from DDR3-1333Mhz memory (checked my current CPU-z signature to confirm), to DDR4-3200Mhz memory (partially on some of the memory related gaming results from TR). I am also running a 144hz G-sync monitor. I was able to push up my video quality settings on BF1 and Titanfall 2, and still had a ...
by Sputnik7
Mon Mar 13, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: 7700k, wow!
Replies: 20
Views: 2266

7700k, wow!

I upgraded from my 2500K @ 4.5Ghz to the 7700K, and you can color me impressed! I was running a 970 with my 2500k, and I was noticing some jittering in the newer games. I am now pretty confident in suggesting that a 2500k bottlenecks a 970, at least at 1440p. I was seeing benchmarks with up to 30% m...
by Sputnik7
Mon Mar 13, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: New board won't post, Amber dram led lit
Replies: 3
Views: 1058

Re: New board won't post, Amber dram led lit

Looks like my memory wasn't fully seated in the dram slots. Gave it a reseat and a CMOS reset, and we have Post!

Thx all for your help. I'm extremely excited to see how my new i7 goes in my games. I'm upgrading from a 2500k
by Sputnik7
Mon Mar 13, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: Motherboards, Chipsets, & RAM
Topic: New board won't post, Amber dram led lit
Replies: 3
Views: 1058

New board won't post, Amber dram led lit

Hi all, I just got my new build Asus z-270a prime Mobo G skill ddr4 3200 ram -16gb I7-7700k I hooked everything up and pressed the power button, and my system won't post, and the Amber dram led is continuously lit. I have tried the mem ok button, and also tried changing dram slots a2/b2 to a1/b1. No...
by Sputnik7
Thu Dec 15, 2016 8:22 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Bottle-necking my aging beast
Replies: 38
Views: 2254

Re: Bottle-necking my aging beast

I play bf1 on my desktop (970, 2500k OC to 4.4 Ghz. Runs fine on medium settings (fine meaning 50-60fps)
by Sputnik7
Thu Dec 15, 2016 11:28 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Bottle-necking my aging beast
Replies: 38
Views: 2254

Re: Bottle-necking my aging beast

I'm in a similar scenario

970, g-sync monitor, 2500k OC

I think I will finally look at a new cpu/mobo/ram combo when kaby lake comes out. There are a number of good tests that show the architectural improvements of the newest cpu compared to sandy.
by Sputnik7
Mon Dec 12, 2016 12:03 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Can someone give me a tip on how to set up my new network?
Replies: 13
Views: 1095

Re: Can someone give me a tip on how to set up my new network?

So I ended up doing this: coax in (closet) -> Modem (Closet) -> router #1 (set in gateway mode, in closet) -> ethernet through walls to routers #2 and #3 (set in AP mode, not in closet) -> clients For now, I completely bypassed the switch until such time that i need more than 4 ethernet connections ...
by Sputnik7
Sun Dec 11, 2016 2:16 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Can someone give me a tip on how to set up my new network?
Replies: 13
Views: 1095

Re: Can someone give me a tip on how to set up my new network?

Thanks all for the suggestions. I am also leaning towards the AP setup. There's one thing i'll need to track down, there's an Ethernet cable that bypasses the switch, and was connected into the old modem/router combo. Perhaps he used that for an AP. I'll have to go unscrew all my wall plates to chec...
by Sputnik7
Sun Dec 11, 2016 11:18 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Can someone give me a tip on how to set up my new network?
Replies: 13
Views: 1095

Re: Can someone give me a tip on how to set up my new network?

So, took a look at my switch this morning. It's one of these http://www.legrand.us/onq/networking/wired-networks/routers-switches/da1008.aspx So, right now, my set up is coax in (closet)-> surfboard modem (closet)-> switch (closet)-> asus router connected to switch via in-wall Ethernet in another ro...
by Sputnik7
Sun Dec 11, 2016 2:18 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Can someone give me a tip on how to set up my new network?
Replies: 13
Views: 1095

Can someone give me a tip on how to set up my new network?

All,     I just moved into my first single family home! I was pleased to discover its fully wired for Ethernet throughout the house, with an Ethernet junction box and everything. Now, I want to wire up my desktop to the Ethernet, however, i'm having a hell of a time trying to get it to recognize som...
by Sputnik7
Fri Dec 09, 2016 11:41 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Winter driving sucks!
Replies: 85
Views: 2807

Re: Winter driving sucks!

One of my favorite internet aussies did a voiceover of that Montreal video

Warning: swearing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7xVm8T7E-T4
by Sputnik7
Wed Dec 07, 2016 1:44 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Wait for Coffee?
Replies: 25
Views: 1649

Re: Wait for Coffee?

I too own a Sandy Bridge, and I was reading this  link  to Eurogamer that did testing of OC SB vs. OC IB vs. Skylake on both TitanX and 970. To me, this seems pretty compelling that I should be paying attention to prices for new Kaby Lake (especially if the performace bump is double digit % over Sky...
by Sputnik7
Mon Sep 26, 2016 11:11 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Is Sandy Bridge worth upgrading from yet?
Replies: 130
Views: 8928

Re: Is Sandy Bridge worth upgrading from yet?

I'm in to contribute benchmarks!
by Sputnik7
Thu Sep 08, 2016 1:14 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Is Sandy Bridge worth upgrading from yet?
Replies: 130
Views: 8928

Re: Is Sandy Bridge worth upgrading from yet?

I've been playing the BF1 beta, Company of Heroes 2, 2016 DOOM, Civ 5, JC3, Tomb raider I know some of it is not under my control (poorly optimized game engines and such). I've read a number of articles that say a PCIe 2.0 @16x is 99% of a PCIe 3.0 @16x for GPU, so that's not a huge pull for me to u...
by Sputnik7
Wed Sep 07, 2016 1:01 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Is Sandy Bridge worth upgrading from yet?
Replies: 130
Views: 8928

Re: Is Sandy Bridge worth upgrading from yet?

Yeah that's a good point Plazmodeus. I am limited to that older technology on my P67 chipset.

I already have SSDs on my system, but i'll have to find some benchmarks that show improvements from more PCIe lanes and USB 3.1.
by Sputnik7
Wed Sep 07, 2016 12:50 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Is Sandy Bridge worth upgrading from yet?
Replies: 130
Views: 8928

Re: Is Sandy Bridge worth upgrading from yet?

I did spring for a 1440p 144hz (good) TN g-sync, and boy is it purdy. I got the Dell S2716DG. I'll have to keep that monitor in mind.  Before I bought the GTX1070, I was looking at the BenQ XL2730Z.  But since I went over to Nvidia, I have looking for an alternative that ideally supported GSync.  T...
by Sputnik7
Wed Sep 07, 2016 10:54 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Is Sandy Bridge worth upgrading from yet?
Replies: 130
Views: 8928

Re: Is Sandy Bridge worth upgrading from yet?

I did spring for a 1440p 144hz (good) TN g-sync, and boy is it purdy. I got the Dell S2716DG. My previous monitor was one of those Korean 1440p IPS monitors @ 60hz fixed refresh rate However, I agree that watching benchmark results will tell me the most. Perhaps if Kaby Lake still doesn't offer enou...
by Sputnik7
Tue Sep 06, 2016 11:54 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Is Sandy Bridge worth upgrading from yet?
Replies: 130
Views: 8928

Re: Is Sandy Bridge worth upgrading from yet?

I think that 5775C gets away with it due to the very large L4 cache. Unless Intel starts doing that with all of their other CPUs, I doubt we'll see gaming performance close to that level with their mainstream desktop parts.
by Sputnik7
Tue Sep 06, 2016 9:49 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Is Sandy Bridge worth upgrading from yet?
Replies: 130
Views: 8928

Is Sandy Bridge worth upgrading from yet?

I almost exclusively game on my desktop at home, and it's got the 2500k @ 4.5Ghz. With the new Intel chips out, have we finally had enough incremental improvements to make Kaby Lake worth replacing SB?
by Sputnik7
Tue Aug 30, 2016 5:34 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Nuclear, Solar, & Wind Farms, Oh My!
Replies: 81
Views: 3524

Re: Nuclear, Solar, & Wind Farms, Oh My!

Personally, I hope nuclear fusion doesn't become possible, simply because it will immediately trend itself towards a fusion/neutron bomb.

If that happens, goodbye humans. I'm convinced that the only reason nuclear weapons aren't being used against nations post-WW2 is due to their radioactive fallout.
by Sputnik7
Tue Aug 09, 2016 9:50 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: 480 (+Freesync monitor) vs 1060 (+gsync monitor)
Replies: 37
Views: 5862

Re: 480 (+Freesync monitor) vs 1060 (+gsync monitor)

I just got a dell S2716DG (144hz, G-sync, 1440p, 27", "good" TN). I love it. I have it tied to a 970 right now, so G-sync for games that struggle at high detail levels, and ULMB for games that I can run with no problem. I don't have many scenarios where i'd be looking at it off angle...
by Sputnik7
Mon Aug 08, 2016 4:41 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: 480 (+Freesync monitor) vs 1060 (+gsync monitor)
Replies: 37
Views: 5862

Re: 480 (+Freesync monitor) vs 1060 (+gsync monitor)

I just got a dell S2716DG (144hz, G-sync, 1440p, 27", "good" TN). I love it. I have it tied to a 970 right now, so G-sync for games that struggle at high detail levels, and ULMB for games that I can run with no problem. I don't have many scenarios where i'd be looking at it off angle,...
by Sputnik7
Mon Aug 08, 2016 11:29 am
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: Should I keep my current monitor or go G-sync?
Replies: 47
Views: 9077

Re: Should I keep my current monitor or go G-sync?

So I sold my old Korean IPS monitor and bought the Dell S2716DG. Oh man, where have you been all my life VRR? G-sync works great with my 970, and the monitor also comes with ULMB if i ever start maxing out my frame rates with a 10xx or 11xx series card down the road. I will have to investigate more ...
by Sputnik7
Fri Jul 22, 2016 10:33 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Help me review my system
Replies: 20
Views: 2016

Re: Help me review my system

Yeah I'm thinking about replacing my PSU and getting a VRR monitor. I agree that my 2500K was one of the wisest PC component purchases I've made since starting to build PCs. Perhaps Kaby Lake will have enough cumulative 5% improvements over Sandy Bridge that I'll finally be tempted for a new CPU + m...
by Sputnik7
Thu Jul 21, 2016 11:19 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Help me review my system
Replies: 20
Views: 2016

Re: Help me review my system

by Sputnik7
Wed Jul 20, 2016 4:32 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Help me review my system
Replies: 20
Views: 2016

Re: Help me review my system

You make a very good point K-L-Waster. It's not like things are unplayable with my 970. Splitting it up would also help with the high cost that DancinJack brought up. A high end GPU + VRR monitor is essentially a brand new computer tower at this point. Currently having an IPS panel, am I giving up a...
by Sputnik7
Wed Jul 20, 2016 3:59 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Help me review my system
Replies: 20
Views: 2016

Re: Help me review my system

RTS like Company of Heroes 2, Civ5, Total War series. FPS like R6 Siege, BF1 (maybe), BF4 It's true that VRR shines when framerates are changing. This is why i was considering 1080 for 1440p, just to make sure I've got the graphical horsepower. Of course, I could turn down the eye candy, but where's...
by Sputnik7
Wed Jul 20, 2016 12:31 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Help me review my system
Replies: 20
Views: 2016

Help me review my system

Hey Gerbils! I've had the same system config for the last few years, and I'm debating about the new generation of hardware. Here's what i've currently got. This system is hooked up to one of those Korean IPS 1440p monitors (60hz refresh rate) via D-DVI cable (only input allowed). Primary use of the ...
by Sputnik7
Tue Jul 05, 2016 11:24 pm
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: Should I keep my current monitor or go G-sync?
Replies: 47
Views: 9077

Re: Should I keep my current monitor or go G-sync?

Yes I'm beginning to see that even TN now is doing better for basic use/gaming. I don't plan to be anywhere other than right in front of the monitor, so that PG278Q might be a good choice.