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by DPete27
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Source for system guides
Replies: 2
Views: 168

Re: Source for system guides

I agree. Hit up the SBA forum with your usage and budget and get personal personalized advice.
I never really liked build guides anyway. Because of the nature of the beast they never take sale pricing into account, so they're really just a general guide to a balanced build.
by DPete27
Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Overclocking, Tweaking, & Cooling
Topic: Optimal Heatsink Fin Density?
Replies: 6
Views: 195

Optimal Heatsink Fin Density?

I presume there's a logical answer to this question (and I have my own theories) but: Why is the fin density on water cooling rads so much greater than on "air" coolers? I envision air/tower coolers' fin density to be pretty optimal. Having enough fins to maximize surface area without gett...
by DPete27
Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Dynamic Clock Rates and Frame-time Consistency?
Replies: 7
Views: 186

Re: Dynamic Clock Rates and Frame-time Consistency?

Certainly the majority (all?) of reviews leave everything on auto. Therefore, dynamic clock boosting is left to its own devices and consequently that behavior is displayed by proper frame time captures. Now that more reviewers are looking at frame times, dynamic clock boosting may be making some car...
by DPete27
Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Dynamic Clock Rates and Frame-time Consistency?
Replies: 7
Views: 186

Re: Dynamic Clock Rates and Frame-time Consistency?

https://img.purch.com/radeon-rx-5700-environmental/o/aHR0cDovL21lZGlhLmJlc3RvZm1pY3JvLmNvbS9RL1EvODQ0NjU4L29yaWdpbmFsLzU3MDAtYW5kLTU3MDAtWFQtTWV0cm8tTUh6LnBuZw== That was from TH's AMD 5700/5700XT review. Similar outcomes could probably be found in the CPU arena as well I presume. It would seem (wi...
by DPete27
Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Physical GPU Measurements
Replies: 7
Views: 113

Re: Physical GPU Measurements

https://img.purch.com/sapphire-pulse-radeon-rx-5700-xt/w/755/aHR0cDovL21lZGlhLmJlc3RvZm1pY3JvLmNvbS9EL0QvODQ4MDY1L29yaWdpbmFsL2JhY2suanBn ^Photo of PCIe power connectors mounted low enough that the male ends wouldn't protrude past the "height" of the card. That's a pretty deep notch. The ...
by DPete27
Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Dynamic Clock Rates and Frame-time Consistency?
Replies: 7
Views: 186

Dynamic Clock Rates and Frame-time Consistency?

Just had a thought cross my mind. These days, manufacturers (CPUs and GPUs alike) are pushing their cards to the ragged edge from the factory with dynamic frequency boost algorithms. With TR's introduction of inside-the-second analysis, the industry quickly became more in-tune to improving frame-tim...
by DPete27
Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Physical GPU Measurements
Replies: 7
Views: 113

Re: Physical GPU Measurements

Do your GD07 height restrictions take into account the height of the PCIe power connector the (typically) protrudes out the top of the cards instead of the (less common) end of the card? Different card manufacturers size their PCB differently in regards to where the PCIe power connector is located w...
by DPete27
Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Echo Vale
Topic: Can't Get HyperX Cloud Alpha Mic Working
Replies: 7
Views: 519

Re: Can't Get HyperX Cloud Alpha Mic Working

For me the mic itself was fine, but something was awry inside the headphone cans where the mic connects to. Got the RMA replacement. Working fine now. Lesson: Test your equipment right away when you buy it. For me, I didn't realize that my USB webcam was being used for audio in the absence of the he...
by DPete27
Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Don't panic! We'll still cancel Icelake on schedule!
Replies: 9
Views: 267

Re: Don't panic! We'll still cancel Icelake on schedule!

Anyone else a bit miffed at the drastic base clock reduction? Yikes!
by DPete27
Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR Redesign: bugs - features - tips
Replies: 95
Views: 2767

Re: TR Redesign: bugs - features - tips

Article comments when viewed on mobile (portrait or landscape) go off the page. 3rd tier of reply is a single word per line.
by DPete27
Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: Should I Risk It?
Replies: 13
Views: 740

Re: Should I Risk It?

dragontamer5788 wrote:
DPete27 wrote:
Without overclocking, you're possibly looking at 400W system power draw with an 8700K + 1080Ti.


Note: power-supplies need to be rated for maximum instantaneous power draw, and not average power draw of your system. You should have a significant safety-factor for this reason.

I absolutely agree.
by DPete27
Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Recommend me a TV
Replies: 14
Views: 491

Re: Recommend me a TV

If it helps, the Samsung Q6 (55"+) and above Q series TVs have FreeSync.

rtings.com is great. The Samsung Q70/Q70R scores the best they've tested of FreeSync TVs. Full array local dimming. FreeSync 20Hz(?)-120Hz from 1080p input.

also keep your eye on Slickdeals
by DPete27
Fri Jul 26, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR Redesign: bugs - features - tips
Replies: 95
Views: 2767

Re: TR Redesign: bugs - features - tips

^ And the drop down table of contents the site used to have. This is the 21st century after all. Since the switch, my desire to link to TR articles on other sites has decreased to zero due to the fact that I don't care to take the time to click through 9 pages to find the one page I'm looking for (o...
by DPete27
Thu Jul 25, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR Redesign: bugs - features - tips
Replies: 95
Views: 2767

Re: TR Redesign: bugs - features - tips

Well the "regular" website is pretty bad still, but. My longest standing bug - The Forums on mobile - When you click the drop down menu for "Quick Links", Forum, FAQ, New Posts, etc etc. The search bar is over top of most of the "quick links" icon (where you go to read ...
by DPete27
Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: 2k 24" monitor w/ FreeSync
Replies: 11
Views: 372

Re: 2k 24" monitor w/ FreeSync

Visually, a 24" 1440p monitor is 122 pixels per inch, whereas a 24" 1080p monitor is 91.8ppi. A 27" 1440p monitor is 108.8 ppi. Without Windows' scaling, the higher the ppi, the smaller everything looks onscreen. Windows ppi scaling does counteract the size issue whilst maintaining th...
by DPete27
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Intel 10th-generation Comet Lake in 2020 on 14+++++ nm
Replies: 18
Views: 701

Re: Intel 10th-generation Comet Lake in 2020 on 14+++++ nm

Ice Lake desperately needs to come this year. This Comet Lake nonsense would be a HUGE hit to Intel. Just stretching out the same old tired architecture and same old tired process node for one more year. Pathetic.
Ice Lake is promising.
by DPete27
Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: You know those Ice Lakes with HBM that Intel don't have?
Replies: 19
Views: 499

Re: You know those Ice Lakes with HBM that Intel don't have?

Shall we count the ways these photos are phony?
by DPete27
Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: AMD Navi / RDNA Topic
Replies: 102
Views: 4855

Re: AMD Navi / RDNA Topic

Nvidia's "approved" list doesn't mean diddly. One of the biggest reasons their list hasn't grown is because one of their requirements is that VRR be enabled by default out of the box. Not many "old" models are going to satisfy that. You can manually enable FS on any monitor manua...
by DPete27
Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: New gaming build - RAM questions
Replies: 7
Views: 253

Re: New gaming build - RAM questions

Browser tabs = RAM. 32GB should be plenty of tabs!

I'd also recommend the 9700K instead.
by DPete27
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: AMD Navi / RDNA Topic
Replies: 102
Views: 4855

Re: AMD Navi / RDNA Topic

Bensam123 wrote:
Seems the 5700XT has some very favorable results at 1080p, which might make it great for competitive gaming (or really anyone on 1080p).

You've got rich blood. I'd never consider a $400 GPU for 1080p gaming.
by DPete27
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: Official: Ryzen 3700X and 3900X review comments
Replies: 49
Views: 1413

Re: Official: Ryzen 3700X and 3900X review comments

Der8auer's X570 chipset power consumption video is up Skip to 14:00 for results 2x the power consumption compared to X470. PCIe4.0 SSD imparts not even 0.5W extra power consumption from the chipset compared to PCIe3.0 @ 15:50 he attached a small/average passive heatsink to the chipset and kept it a...
by DPete27
Tue Jul 02, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: Should I Risk It?
Replies: 13
Views: 740

Re: Should I Risk It?

XMP isn't related to (and doesn't affect..) your CPU frequency.
by DPete27
Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Graphics
Topic: SUPER-duper: GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER, 2060 SUPER and 2080 not-so-SUPER
Replies: 23
Views: 1170

Re: SUPER-duper

According to PCPer review, the $400 RTX2060 Super matches (and will purportedly replace) the $500 RTX2070.
I like that!!!

That's going to put a lot of pressure on Navi pricing. And with Nvidia supporting FreeSync now, we have the option to buy either brand.
by DPete27
Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: Should I Risk It?
Replies: 13
Views: 740

Re: Should I Risk It?

Without overclocking, you're possibly looking at 400W system power draw with an 8700K + 1080Ti.
by DPete27
Sun Jun 30, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: Storage prices going up again...
Replies: 15
Views: 837

Re: Storage prices going up again...

Most sane companies would assumedly be prepared for something as simple as a power outage by having backup systems to keep billions of $$ of sensitive product from going to waste over such a short period of time. This tells me: 1) They aren't worried about spending the money for such protections bec...
by DPete27
Sat Jun 29, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: General Software
Topic: Help me understand where my hard drive space has gone...?
Replies: 27
Views: 1249

Re: Help me understand where my hard drive space has gone...?

Have you used Windows' "disk cleanup" utility? You get the big gains (10s of GB) by selecting "clean up system files" which removes all the garbage that windows update creates when it does its thing.
by DPete27
Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: SUPER-duper: GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER, 2060 SUPER and 2080 not-so-SUPER
Replies: 23
Views: 1170

Re: SUPER-duper

I'd be surprised if Nvidia doesn't actually end up naming them all "Ti" since many of the "Super" versions do in fact have more resources than their brethren and the only current "Ti" is the RTX2080Ti.
by DPete27
Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: SSD Detected But Not Accessible
Replies: 11
Views: 791

Re: SSD Detected But Not Accessible

Unfortunately since I need to salvage data off this drive, reformatting it is out of the question.
by DPete27
Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: SSD Detected But Not Accessible
Replies: 11
Views: 791

Re: SSD Detected But Not Accessible

BitLocker was something I hadn't thought of, but he's definitely the tin foil hat type that would enable it. I asked and he said he can't recall for sure, but doesn't remember specifically enabling it. Is there any way to check/know?
GZIP: On