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The Power PC Thread [f*ck off consoles]



McGherkin

ClioSport Club Member
Ive got a i7 4790 (non K) in my system that runs my cinema room with a 1660 super and it deals with everything i throw at it, however im looking at replacing the 1080p projector with a 4k one but im still tempted to just stick a flagship card in with the 4790 and see how it goes!
I did some testing this evening actually. My i5 was only hitting about ~50% utilisation (per core too) at 1080p 150fps, and 35ish at 4k40fps. So I think realistically it’s going to be okay at 4k120 but I may drop in a 4790k just for some extra cores.
 

Martin_172

ClioSport Club Member
I did some testing this evening actually. My i5 was only hitting about ~50% utilisation (per core too) at 1080p 150fps, and 35ish at 4k40fps. So I think realistically it’s going to be okay at 4k120 but I may drop in a 4790k just for some extra cores.
interesting!, i only really play racing games too which don't seem to be too CPU intensive. My workstation in my man cave I run a 6700k and that system is what 5 years old now? and I'm in no rush to replace it either, I've never kept a main system for 5 years in my life and I've been building my own machines since 1995!!
 
I'm looking at upgrading the RAM again in my laptop - It started with 4 IIRC and I upgraded a few years back to 8. Its getting a bit slow now with the updates to Lightroom and Photoshop etc is making editing a bit tedious. Dont want to shell out on a new laptop as apart from the RAM issue, it seems alright as its had a new SSD and I have a ton of externals.

I've checked the spec of my laptop and its this: Not sure what the majority of it means.
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I've done a check of max spec via command prompt and its 16GB (I think):
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But when I check on memory websites it comes up as max of 8GB which I have now.
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So, what do we think? Am I maxed out or can I grab 2x 8GB sticks?
Use wmic memphysical get MaxCapacity, MemoryDevices instead
 

Ph1 Tom

ClioSport Club Member
Big Navi being revealed tomorrow by the looks of it. Which if it competes with the 3070 which itself is supposed to exceed the 2080 then it could be a decent proposition.
 

Cookie

ClioSport Club Member
Big Navi being revealed tomorrow by the looks of it. Which if it competes with the 3070 which itself is supposed to exceed the 2080 then it could be a decent proposition.
Nope. Announcement for an announcement. They're going to have dick all to compete with nvidia, again
 

Moonshot

ClioSport Club Member
  A4 S Line & Impreza
What’s the deal with gaming keyboards. Don’t want anyone to hear me button bashing. So does that rule out mechanical keyboards? They are the noisy ones iirc?
 

Jeff simply

ClioSport Club Member
What’s the deal with gaming keyboards. Don’t want anyone to hear me button bashing. So does that rule out mechanical keyboards? They are the noisy ones iirc?
Any keyboard is noisy if you bash it.

I wouldn't look anywhere but Ducky for keyboards. Ducky Shine 7 is the last one I bought, lovely quality and no guff software that tries to install each time you plug it in/reboot.
 

Jeff simply

ClioSport Club Member
I don't think my keyboards are any louder than the crappy keyboard you'd get on a laptop. Maybe they're louder than the real dogshit membrane keyboards (like Dell ones you'd have at work).

I have MX Brown switches in mine and they're perfectly sociable (unless you smash the buttons and bottom them out with force). Don't join a PC Master Race thread and then sully your experience with a non-mechanical keyboard. Buy Ducky, they're a quality bit of kit.

Or if you want something fancy/custom then wasdkeyboards (you'll have to import it from USA) are very good too. You can also completely customise the colours/fonts on the keys.
 

Darren S

ClioSport Club Member
Cheers boys. I play with quite a few PC players on here and I’ve never heard any of them press a key (apart from @Yorkshire Pudding whose keyboard sounds like a typewriter). Could also come down to mic sensitivity too I guess ?
Went for the Corsair K63 a while back and it's been great. I didn't need the extra space taken up by a numeric keypad (never use it outside of work) and this was a decent price point - around £60 when I bought it.

 

N0ddie

ClioSport Club Member
  AG 200
I recently went 60% size and Ducky. I went for the Ducky Mecha One 2 Mini:

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I've had a few mechanical keyboards over the last few years. Had the Corsair K95, Logitech G810, Logitech G513 and now the Ducky. Liked them all tbh. I do go for the Cherry MX Brown switches but thought highly of the Romer-G tactile switches the Logitech keyboards came with.

DO NOT GO CHERRY MX BLUE!!!
 

Aaron..

ClioSport Club Member
Tweak your command a little to show the max per slot. See what it says then.

wmic memphysical get MaxCapacity, MemoryDevices
Right, comes up with the same for space but with 2 devices?
command prompt.png


So, still maxed out at 8 as the Dell site says?
 

Arran_

ClioSport Club Member
Unsure on what i'd be looking at here for selling on, can someone give a rough estimate?

Motherboard has just been replaced due to previous fault with DRAM.

i5 8600K (Liquid Cooled)
Gigabyte Z390M Gaming mATX
GTX 1080 (Liquid Cooled)
16GB HyperX DDR4 3666mhz RAM
EKWB Liquid Cooling Loop (Covers CPU & GPU)
Case - Thermalake Versa H17

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Darren S

ClioSport Club Member
Unsure on what i'd be looking at here for selling on, can someone give a rough estimate?

Motherboard has just been replaced due to previous fault with DRAM.

i5 8600K (Liquid Cooled)
Gigabyte Z390M Gaming mATX
GTX 1080 (Liquid Cooled)
16GB HyperX DDR4 3666mhz RAM
EKWB Liquid Cooling Loop (Covers CPU & GPU)
Case - Thermalake Versa H17

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It always looks nonsensical to me with loops - where you have the biggest heat generator directly connected to the second biggest heat generator and sharing the water flow?

Although it's the accepted method above - my brain would be thinking about a seperate GPU and CPU loop and having an equivalent plumbing setup to match the internals of a u-boat.
 

boultonn

ClioSport Club Member
  S3
Unsure on what i'd be looking at here for selling on, can someone give a rough estimate?

Motherboard has just been replaced due to previous fault with DRAM.

i5 8600K (Liquid Cooled)
Gigabyte Z390M Gaming mATX
GTX 1080 (Liquid Cooled)
16GB HyperX DDR4 3666mhz RAM
EKWB Liquid Cooling Loop (Covers CPU & GPU)
Case - Thermalake Versa H17

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I fuckin LOVE jurassic world evolution, must have played it through 5 times.
 
  Fiesta Mk8 ST-3
Just ntoiced that i've had my PC since February 2017, had it longer than i thought. I'll be getting a new build most likely a years time. And give this PC to a family member. I like to give it a small ugrade to to see me through till then. Do you lot think RAM is the most logical thing to do just to give a little more speed, like browsing the net and streaming and having multiple tabs open?

I did post some information on here with specs on the build a while back if you can see it somewhere, it wasn't me who did the build it was Overclockers. What do i press on the PC to see the spec of the PC?

EDIT,

here's some basic info on spec

Micro ATX Asus h1110M Intel H1110 DDR4
Intel i5-6600 3.3Ghz CPU
Team Group Elite 8GB (2x4GB) DDR4 2400Mhz
Corsair CX430W V2 80 Plus Bronze

Also on another note, when i turn on my PC as normal it then shows the main home page screen as normal, about 1 minute or 2 when it powered up my monitor goes black for a second or two then goes back to normal. It only does this after i just turned it on.

Any suggestions what this might be?

Also, my past 2 PC's have been Intel, i noticed on some YouTube channels there going for AMD on their builds and say that intel are lacking behind, is it worth going for AMD next time?
 
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Arran_

ClioSport Club Member
It always looks nonsensical to me with loops - where you have the biggest heat generator directly connected to the second biggest heat generator and sharing the water flow?

Although it's the accepted method above - my brain would be thinking about a seperate GPU and CPU loop and having an equivalent plumbing setup to match the internals of a u-boat.
Yep know what you mean. I won this on Ebay pished one Friday night so had no say in it lol.

The temps have been good when maxed out though. I've just ordered a new case this morning that has a mesh front and 3 fans, always feel the current case is not efficient.
 

Darren S

ClioSport Club Member
Also on another note, when i turn on my PC as normal it then shows the main home page screen as normal, about 1 minute or 2 when it powered up my monitor goes black for a second or two then goes back to normal. It only does this after i just turned it on.

Any suggestions what this might be?
Do you place your mobile on the monitor stand beneath it? They can interfere with the display signal - it does it on mine - more so via my crappy work's Samsung than by my own iPhone.

Tried allsorts in the past - new settings, replacement cables, updating the firmware on the graphics card - doesn't make a difference. Move the mobile away from the monitor stand by about a foot and it never flickers black at all.
 
  Fiesta Mk8 ST-3
Do you place your mobile on the monitor stand beneath it? They can interfere with the display signal - it does it on mine - more so via my crappy work's Samsung than by my own iPhone.

Tried allsorts in the past - new settings, replacement cables, updating the firmware on the graphics card - doesn't make a difference. Move the mobile away from the monitor stand by about a foot and it never flickers black at all.
Yeah i suppose i do that, it is infact right next to it in front of it. From now on i'll keep it to the side corner of my desk. It's just i got my charger cable directly underneath my monitor on a stand.

Cheers for that
 

McGherkin

ClioSport Club Member
It always looks nonsensical to me with loops - where you have the biggest heat generator directly connected to the second biggest heat generator and sharing the water flow?

Although it's the accepted method above - my brain would be thinking about a seperate GPU and CPU loop and having an equivalent plumbing setup to match the internals of a u-boat.
Because it doesn't matter a whole lot as long as the water is being pumped reasonably quickly. If the water was being pumped slowly, then the amount of heat energy transferred per ml of water would be greater and the water would heat up a lot between each component. But if it's being pumped quickly then the actual change of temperature is relatively small per ml and the same heat energy is just dissipated over a larger amount of water.

As long as the flow is good the temperature doesn't actually vary much as the coolant flows through a PC loop and it's just the average temperature as a whole of the coolant that matters.
 

Darren S

ClioSport Club Member
Because it doesn't matter a whole lot as long as the water is being pumped reasonably quickly. If the water was being pumped slowly, then the amount of heat energy transferred per ml of water would be greater and the water would heat up a lot between each component. But if it's being pumped quickly then the actual change of temperature is relatively small per ml and the same heat energy is just dissipated over a larger amount of water.

As long as the flow is good the temperature doesn't actually vary much as the coolant flows through a PC loop and it's just the average temperature as a whole of the coolant that matters.
Oh yeah - I get that - it just doesn't make common sense in my head!

Thankfully my GPU with it's AIO cooler is only mid-50sC when running, so I tend not to worry about heat much.
 


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