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  1. That really sucks! I have a XB280HK and recently have had a flicker occurring occasionally. Mine is over 5 years old and I noticed when this flicker occurs that anything plugged into the USB ports on the monitor lose power/connectivity and have been able to trace to problem back to the displayport. I have tried different cables and the issue just seems to be the way it sits inside the monitor. My issue is this monitor only has a DisplayPort. I get the feeling im going to be in the market for a new one in the next year or so and I too will be staying away from Acer. Its a shame how much these monitors cost and yet only a 1 year warranty!
  2. Humble Bundle is giving away Ashes of the Singularity : Escalation...Only requirement is to be subscribed to their email newsletter. https://www.humblebundle.com/store/ashes-of-the-singularity-escalation-free-game?hmb_campaign=freegame_2020_homepage_ashesofthesingularity_escalation&hmb_medium=banner 22 hours left as of this post
  3. MadMan

    New Build

    Just a little update...I finally purchased Shadow of the Tomb Raider and ran the benchmark with 4k and highest graphics settings
  4. I would contact Gigabyte to do a RMA due to bad voltage sensors even your memory voltage is off it should be roughly between 1.5 and 1.65 depending on memory...i'd be willing to bet there are others too!
  5. MadMan

    New Build

    So I ran GTA 5 benchmark and DAMN! for a game so old yet it still makes systems crumble...going to do this again with some less aggressive video settings to get my FPS average up closer to 60 (maybe) Edit: Messed with settings for a bit and found that MSAA and TXAA are the most taxing...lowered MSAA to 2x to keep TXAA active and FPS bumped up to around 60FPS...I am happy with the gameplay with these settings
  6. MadMan

    New Build

    I intend on running more game benchmarks as like I said before this build is mainly for gaming...Perhaps later this week I will run GTA 5 as I know for sure that is a more CPU intensive game. I also have BF 5 and been edging to get Shadow of the Tomb Raider as that utilizes ray tracing as well. What other games are real CPU intensive? I want to see if the 9600k bottlenecks at all anywhere...im certain there will be a point that it does but I need to try and justify spending $500 for a CPU upgrade...I was going to sell the 980 ti's for it but if I can't find any flaws with the 9600k then its not worth it to me...if I pushed for a 4k 144hz system then yeah I definatly need it...but that's a few years away for me by then the CPU will be much cheaper
  7. MadMan

    New Build

    Edit: So I ran this test at the bottom...also a side note all fans were on silent! IMO that is the reason for watercooling in the first place...still really nice temps barely above 70c on the cpu and gpu never reached 60 ran tests for cinebench and 3dmark...anything in particular you looking for? So far I have played BF 5 (with Ray Tracing Enabled), Far Cry 5, Forza Horizon 4 all with ultra settings and all run at a solid 60fps
  8. MadMan

    New Build

    Its been a while but I finally did a new build for myself...well in February I did...just now getting around to posting about it. As usual this build is mainly for gaming and RGB (LOTS of it!!) My intent was to build a system that I could upgrade in the coming years or very soon depending on the need. So here are the components of the new rig. Case: Corsair 220T RGB I wanted a new case that was light, had RGB fans and a decent window to display only cons on this case was fitting room....everything is tight! CPU: Intel i5 9600K Started with this with intent of upgrading in the future to 9900k. Motherboard: Asus Maximus XI Hero (Wi-Fi) Budget was around $200 for motherboard...found "open box" of this for $210! Well worth it and will handle a 9900k nicely later on. Cooling: ID-Cooling Auraflow 240 RGB Got this cooler here from OCC from the Christmas Contest years ago but never had a use for it. Ram: G.Skill 16gb 3000Mhz RGB Wish I would have went with faster ram but again always an upgrade later on when I decide to go with a 2x16gb kit. Video Card: 980 TI Classified x2 in SLI ASUS ROG 2080 TI Gaming I initially installed my Evga 980 TI Classifieds from old build however I got a 2080 TI for my birthday (Nice Wifey!!) Storage: WD 1TB M.2 I wanted to keep this build without any SATA drives and use only the M.2 slots on the motherboard for storage. Will be getting a 2TB M.2 to fill 2nd spot on motherboard(very soon) Power: Evga T2 1000 watt This carried over from my old rig. Initially needed it for the 2 980 ti's but its overkill now. Fan: Cooler Master MF120R RGB Needed to fill the void at the back of the case with color! Monitor: Acer XB280HK 4k Gsync This is from my old system. Its a 28 inch 4k Gsync monitor. Has a random "flicker" that occurs but not in need of replacement yet. Headphones and Stand: Corsair Void Pro RGB Special Edition Corsair ST100 RGB Stand I got this pair from a friend used for $100 Only downside is when the headset dies...I use Asus Strix Fusion 300 as backup. The Asus headset also has better noise cancelling but I hate wired! Keyboard: Asus ROG Strix Flare Keyboard Corsair K70 RGB MX Silent So I originally bought the Asus...had it for about 3 weeks until my wife spilled her coffee on it....she replaced it with the corsair. Love the Corsair more! The MX Silent keys are amazing!! Super quiet! Also Corsair lighting programs are WAY better! Mouse and Pad: Asus ROG Gladius 2 RGB Razer Firefly Mousepad Lighting: Phanteks RGB Light Kit with 2x Phanteks RGB Light Strips In total I have 6 RGB Strips. 3 are inside the case and I have the other 3 ran outside the case attached to my desk. Desk: Glass top desk This is the desk I have and the 3 RGB strips are attached to the metal base along the back side. This system is setup to play games at 4k resolution at 60 FPS with all the eye candy on and the intention of upgrading to push 4k 144hz later on! I already have a list of upgrades I want and in this order kind of. First thing is I will be adding a 2TB M.2 for storage...the 1TB that I have is at around 900GB used up. Currently only install games I am immediately playing. Thankfully with 180mbs internet its not hard to download games as I need. From there I would upgrade my monitor. From that I would see how much the 9600k would struggle to keep up with higher fps. Which would lead me to upgrade the 9600k to a 9900k. Then to really finish I would upgrade the ram for some 4000+ Mhz. All in all though I just really enjoy what I have now. Games run flawless and the setup in general just looks amazing. I would like to update this post with some photos but am having issues inserting them in. What image site should I use to insert them here? Also tell me what you think of the new system? Edit: Its been a while and I just realized that there are no more signatures where my previous build was. So old build was: CPU: I5 3570k oc'd to 4.5ghz Motherboard: Asus Sabertooth Z77 Ram: G.Skill 16GB TridentZ 2400mhz Cooling: Corsair Hydro 100i 280mm AIO Video: Evga 980 TI Classified x2 in SLI Storage: 2TB WD and 512GB Samsung 840 PRO SSD Power: Evga T2 1000W Case: Bitfenix Colossus Venom Window Also I have the 9600k overclocked to 5ghz and temps never go above 80c. I keep the fans on silent as well...nice fast system yet nice and quiet!
  9. Glad to see you back...nice to see us old folks still kicking around...looks like a nice solid build
  10. 1318 with [email protected] 4.4ghz Hope to see a vast improvement with my new 9600k
  11. MadMan

    Anthem

    It's very CPU intensive in some areas. I was having dips into the low 50s on a 4770k @4.5GHz and overclocked 1080Ti at 1080p. Ended up using DSR and using half refresh rate vsync for 4K/30 on controller. Feels so much smoother. I am currently using G-Sync for 4k but when it dips below 30 fps then it stutters and it doesn't seem to matter if graphics are on high or medium...I get about the same results with both settings, going to try 2k later today but in the next month I will have money to do a cpu/mobo/ram upgrade
  12. MadMan

    Anthem

    Have played for about and hour and so far I love the graphics however im currently limited to around 30 to 40 fps because my 3570k just cant keep up... https://imgur.com/PikjMTe
  13. I'd consider it either a very early Christmas present or a bit late of one. Either way congrats! Now where did you buy this from again?
  14. MadMan

    Anthem

    Well unfortunately the only way to play right now is to be a EA Access or Premier Origin member...it'll be fully released for everyone else on Friday. I'll update you after I play this weekend
  15. So new year new speeds anyone?? Happy to announce for the same price as a year ago I am now up to 132 down/ 6.6 up
  16. Congrats to the winners!! Thanks OCC and sponsors for the opportunity. I look forward to next year!
  17. Thanks again OCC for yet another Christmas giveway! Entered! Would love to hear from Bosco on Christmas! Hope all is well after the flood
  18. I know this is an old post but I am glad to announce my cable company had finally upgraded its infrastructure and I now get 70 down/ 5 up for 90/month and to think that just a year and a half ago I only was getting 8/1 for the same price!!!
  19. Thanks OCC for the AIO cooler and a copy of Grey Goo! Can't wait to get the new cooler but in the meantime ill enjoy a new game!
  20. Merry Christmas to everyone. Hope Santa was good to you!
  21. Thanks OCC for another great contest! Good luck to everyone and happy holidays!
  22. DAMN ! you win the oldtimer award MadMan,...i found this hangout in july 2008 NOOO!!! Not the oldtimer award!! Im only 32! I just happen to be looking into overclocking my computer when I was 17 years old and stumbled upon here. I think google may have brought me here.
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