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About Nyt

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  • Birthday 09/22/1995

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  1. Hello everyone ! It's been a while since I posted here, thought I'd post my PC that's nearly "next-gen ready". Some of you may remember how I used to upgrade like crazy back in '11-'13 but I can assure you that doesn't happen anymore 8 months ago my PC was : Asus Strix 1080Ti 4770k at 4.5Ghz with a Corsair H105 2 x 8Gb Corsair Vengeance Pro 2400MHz DDR3 ASUS Maximus VI Hero Samsung 850 Pro 256Gb SSD, Samsung 850 Evo 1Tb SSD and Seagate 2Tb HDD Cooler Master Storm Trooper case A bunch of different case fans - some Cooler Master, some Corsair AF120s, some SP120s, an ML120 or two. Dell S2740L 1920x1080 60hz 27 inch monitor. Corsair AX860i I have been upgrading things gradually in anticipation for the "next-gen" games that will arrive after the PS5/Xbox Series X are released and I've realized that I have ended up with almost a completely different PC. My PC today : Asus Strix 1080Ti - 9900k at 5Ghz, 1.285v with a Corsair H105 in Push/Pull with Corsair ML120 fans. 2 x 16Gb Corsair Vengeance RGB 3200MHz DDR4 ASUS Z390-E Strix Samsung 970 Evo Plus 1Tb NVME, 850 Pro 256Gb SSD, Samsung 850 Evo 1Tb SSD and Micron 1300 2Tb SSD Corsair 780T case Case fans - 2 x Corsair ML120 on the bottom, 4 x ML120 on the H105, 3 x ML120 on the top, 1xML140 on the rear Dell S2719DGF 2560x1440 144hz 27 inch G-Sync compatible monitor. Corsair AX860i The end-goal was to not have to upgrade/change anything for about 4 years once the final piece of the puzzle is in (RTX3070 or RTX3080 in Sep/Oct). Some tiny regrets but nothing worth worrying about : - I hadn't given Ryzen much thought when I decided on the 9900k. I would suggest someone else should also consider AM4 and X570. If I was making the same choice today, I'd probably go with a 3700x and upgrade to a 4800x/4900x on the same AM4 motherboard. - For some reason my RAM does not overclock at all. Changed timings, RAM voltage, System Agent and VCCIO voltages but nothing. If you want to overclock you should try find something binned better than 3200/CL16, maybe 3200/CL14 or even 3600/CL14 - this is especially important for Ryzen which loves fast RAM way more than Intel. - The Corsair 780T is fantastic for airflow which is the most important to me, but if you prefer aesthetics then definitely consider another case with a PSU shroud for better cable management. Some pictures attached, (forgive the lighting, I'm definitely not a photographer )
  2. I recently upgraded from my 6 year old 4770k at 4.5Ghz and finally dialed in the clocks on my new 9900k - 5 GHz at 1.285v with LLC5 (AVX Offset 0). Cache ratio is 47x, memory is the stock 3200MHz CL16 (wont overclock at all without Memtest errors unfortunately, even with looser timings as well as more system agent and DRAM voltage). 5245pts.
  3. Happy new year everyone. I wish you all a wonderful 2020 :)
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    COD Modern Wareare

    I think I'm about halfway through the campaign. It's incredible, and already my favorite Call of Duty campaign. It feels similar to the old Modern Warfare campaigns but better and in-line with the modern terror threats that the world has faced with militant groups - the one level felt like it drew inspiration from the 2012 Benghazi embassy attack. The characters are memorable and unique. The graphics on PC are spectacular, and it's very well optimized - easily reaching 1440p/60 on a 1080Ti at max settings (wish RDR2 did the same). The weapons feel authentic, mounting up against cover feels natural. Breaching doors feels intense. Overall, I think it's really good
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    Single player games

    That's strange. Both the Steam forum and pcgamingwiki show that it should support 3440x1440. Try using Geforce Experience to optimize for that game and see if it sets the resolution correctly. Else try see if everything is correct in the cfg file : 1. Go to %USERPROFILE%\Saved Games\Arkane Studios\dishonored2\base\ 2. Right click and open dishonored2Config.cfg with a text editor and look for r_fullscreen 3. If present change value from 2 to 1 otherwise add r_fullscreen "1" manually at the end of the file and save. And check if the resolution is correct in the file too.
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    Single player games

    Contrary to all the reviews, I really enjoyed Far Cry 5. If you haven't played it yet, it is worth considering. Rage 2 is also a first person shooter singleplayer game set in a post apocalyptic world with some very good gunplay but the open world is not as full of life as the areas in Metro Exodus. It is however 50% off on Steam for the next couple days. I know Wolfenstein Youngblood came out this week, but it seems to be focused on more RPG elements and loot with bulletsponge enemies with levels like Far Cry New Dawn which I didn't like either. Borderlands 3 is also coming out in September but it's very much a RPG/loot based game which is very different to the games you mentioned. I also have to mention Assassins Creed Odyssey. It's a 3rd person open world RPG complete with dialog options. It was my favorite game last year but Greece is a huge open world and it takes a lot of time to finish, especially with the expansions (I think I'm at over 100 hours for the main game and expansion 1, haven't begun the Atlantis expansion yet which is probably another 15-20 hours)
  7. That was pretty informative. Never really paid much attention to heat pipes before. It's quite cool to see what the interior looks like, it's a lot rougher than I would've imagined.
  8. Welcome back They are both good choices. I see that one difference is that the Crucial MX500 500gb is warrantied for 5 years/150TBW whereas the Samsung 860 Evo 500gb is 5 years/300TBW. I would go for the Samsung. I'm currently using a Samsung 850 Pro 256gb and a Samsung 850 Evo 1Tb and have been impressed with them.
  9. I noticed that too. You have to click on the link "Back to original news post" and comment at the bottom of the article. It will then show up in both the comments section of the article and as a post in the thread located in the "OCC Front Page News" section.
  10. Looking forward to this. Loving the location, London looks great. The night lighting in the E3 demo looked incredible too.
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    New Forum ??

    Same. I tend to read more and post less these days. Wish I did that when I was a teenager On a side note, is it just me or is the text not very visible when you quote a post ? It's black on a dark blue background in the quote block while I'm typing this reply.
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    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'm normally a keyboard and mouse guy, but using controller in this game seems to be more enjoyable.
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    I feel that the excessive loading screens hurt the game a lot. Even on an SSD, they're still annoying and are present almost everywhere. After coming from Assassins Creed Odyssey, I was surprised to see a loading screen when I entered a cave in Anthem. I hear the Frostbite engine is far from ideal for open world games.
  14. Not anymore, being an adult is expensive
  15. Felt like entering the contest this year. Merry Christmas to everyone and hope you all have a great festive season
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