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About DocSwag

  • Title
    Protesting the Blue Ban


  • CPU
    i7 6700k
  • Motherboard
    MSI Z170A KRAIT GAMING, aka that sucky mobo with basically no LLC options, and that boosts voltage to 1.24 when I set it to 1.1
  • RAM
    16gb GSkills Ripjaws IV 2666mhz ddr4
  • GPU
    EVGA GTX 970 SSC
  • Case
    Fractal Design Define S
  • Storage
    SanDisk SSD Plus 240gb SSD (I was dumb)+Western Digital Caviar Blue 1 TB 7200rpm HDD
  • PSU
    EVGA 650 G1 (I was even dumber)
  • Display(s)
    LG 29um67
  • Cooling
    Dark Rock Pro 3+ 2 be quiet! Silent Wings 3 140mm High Speed + 2 be quiet! Silent Wings 3 120mm High Speed
  • Keyboard
    Logitech G710 Plus Brown
  • Mouse
    Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum
  • Sound
    Creative fatal1ty headphones
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Home 64 bit
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  • Gender
  • Location
    Silicon Beach!
  • Interests
    Computers (duh)
  • Biography
    Once upon a time, in the American States that are United, there lived a young Dr. Swag, ignorant of the wonderful pcmasterrace. He lived his daily life and was happy, but not as happy as he would have been if he was a part of the pcmasterrace. He liked math and science and whatnot, but was ignorant of the wonderful pcmasterrace. He wasn't as bad as some techies, as illustrated in Experiences with non-techies, as he knew the monitor wasn't usually the computer and what RAM did and that it really made a difference to your PC if your RAM usage was at 100% (though we cannot confirm if he knew that more RAM isn't always better), but he wasn't that much of a techie. He thought that jigahertz was the only thing that matters in a CPU, and had no idea what the term "CPU core" or "dual core" or "quad core" even meant. This was the reason why he thought Apple was absolute trash, as the CPU in their new tablets and phones were still way under 2 ghz while some Android phones had CPUs over 2.5 ghz! Then, one day, his friends at school began playing a game named Team Fortress 2. Because of that, he started playing it too. It was a 3d game, and since it needed a lot more horsepower than Minecraft, his mid-2012 Unibody Macbook Pro couldn't run it that well. He dealt with it for a while, but eventually it became too annoying. He decided that after the next school year started he would get a gaming laptop. However, after the next school year started he realized his laptop was enough, and he didn't really need a laptop. Then, young Dr. Swag recalled that he had two friends that had built their own PCs for gaming. Why couldn't he do it too? He decided that he would build a gaming PC. He created the PC on pcpartpicker. It may not have been the best PC at the price, and looking back now he definitely has some things he would like to change if he could, but it was still a good PC, and hasn't run into any issues to date. Dr. Swag ran into some issues building it, but he solved them all either by himself or with the help of some helpful members of the LTT Forum. It was quite fast, even though it didn't have an SSD (which he is planning on putting in his desktop very soon). After building his PC, Dr. Swag didn't just begin to abandon the pcmasterrace, like many of his friends. Instead, he began to become more and more interested by how PCs worked, why they worked, what the different parts of the PC did, how those parts worked, how the communicated, etc. He began watching many videos from not just Linus but other youtubers too. He began reading very informative reviews from sites like Anandtech, which caused him to learn very much. He has learned a lot in the time since he built his first PC, but he still doesn't know that much. He is currently beginning to look at CPU architectures and how they work. Today, Dr. Swag has become an active member of the LTT Forum, and has helped many people with planning new builds, figuring out what GPU or CPU to buy, and troubleshooting problems with their PC. In his journey to becoming one of the pcmasterrace, Dr. Swag has learned very much, and he hopes to, in the future, learn even more and, after he eventually gets a degree in college, possibly design GPUs or CPUs for companies like AMD, Nvidia, or Intel.
  • Occupation
    Making Puns

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  1. These are A53 cores we're looking at though, which are way less powerful than the A73 based Kryo 260 cores in the Snapdragon 636
  2. Experiences with non-techies

    Did someone say... iBUYPower Snowblind?
  3. Which is better

    What other choices are there? 545s is vastly better but it's also a bit more expensive. UV400 is towards the low end though.
  4. why is the SSD 960 pro so overpriced?

    Depends on which specific Kingston and SanDisk ssd The one @Jurrunio mentioned is a lot cheaper than any other 2tb ssd though, so I personally would go with that.
  5. The price is lower than your original build though, no? Btw, you need to paste the hyperlink like what you did in your original post. Pcpartpicker.com/list takes me to my own PCPP
  6. Could you use a GPU to power a Phone/Tablet?

    How? Somehow connect it to the type C port?
  7. Help me decide please !

    570+freesync monitor
  8. I would personally go for an i5 8400 and faster GPU or better monitor. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant CPU: Intel - Core i5-8400 2.8GHz 6-Core Processor ($178.89 @ OutletPC) Motherboard: MSI - Z370-A PRO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($89.99 @ Newegg) Memory: Team - Vulcan 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($152.99 @ Newegg) Storage: Crucial - MX500 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($72.89 @ OutletPC) Video Card: EVGA - GeForce GTX 1070 Ti 8GB FTW ULTRA SILENT GAMING Video Card ($474.98 @ Newegg) Case: Corsair - SPEC-OMEGA ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Newegg) Power Supply: SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg) Case Fan: Corsair - CO-9050016-RLED 52.2 CFM 120mm Fan ($18.67 @ OutletPC) Case Fan: Corsair - CO-9050016-RLED 52.2 CFM 120mm Fan ($18.67 @ OutletPC) Monitor: HP - 22cwa 21.5" 1920x1080 60Hz Monitor ($89.99 @ Amazon) Other: ACEPHA Mechanical Gaming Keyboard with Blue Switch, Full RGB Backlight, Anti-Ghosting, Ergonomic Design with Audio and USB Port, Black ($89.00 @ Amazon) Total: $1336.05 Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-05-26 12:47 EDT-0400
  9. I'm gonna guess it's like graphene, where it's only 1 atom thick. So like a 1 atom thick sheet of some material.
  10. Skylake on z270 board

    They increased chipset lanes from 20 to 24 IIRC
  11. Why are you comparing those instead of 2600 vs 8400?
  12. OEM SAMSUNG PM981 vs Retail?

    Main difference I believe is warranty
  13. Overkill PSU

    Except that doesn't appear to be the case with the Focus Plus Gold If I'm reading it correctly, the delta temperature was actually lower on the 850w indicating a lower temperature. I just pasted the sources I thought I needed to illustrate my point. The outgoing isn't lower than the incoming... It's higher. The ambient temperature shouldn't change their relative noise and RPM levels by a significant amount. I never said that it wasn't possible that for other units higher wattage units might end up being louder. But the point is that for the Focus Plus Gold this isn't true. What I originally said: I didn't deny that other units might be louder with higher wattage units.
  14. OC Ram on Ryzen

    Your ram is probably on the verge of stability than. See if you could increase the SOC voltage a little as that might help with stability. Try setting it to 1.1 v, and if it's already at 1.1, try 1.15
  15. OC Ram on Ryzen

    It sounds to me like the board is training the memory. It shouldn't have to do that every single time though unless it's off a cold boot. You aren't shutting the pc down by unplugging it, are you?