Discussion in 'Modding' started by brayway, Oct 1, 2010.
Decided to go vertical and put one of my diy brackets to use.
installed my ek block and backplate on my 1080ti today.
wow what a difference idles 29 load 45 and so quiet !
should get me by until next gen nvidia cards come out.
got some bling for the front fitted finally.
Upgraded my Rig again.....Asus ROG Maximus XI Hero and a i7-8086k. Already kicking myself that I didnt get the i9-9900 but I might fix that mistake shortly. Sold my old i7-7700k for $500 so have some cash.
No ragrets. Looks good. Going by the 1080ti it's a gaming computer.... 8086k would be the better gaming chip anyway. Runs cooler and clocks harder with no throttling.
Only time my 8086k holds back the 1080ti is when a single core maxes out. At 5.2GHz as my daily, that takes some doing! Needs more clocks, not cores. Stupid levels of fps (and coil whine) by that point anyway. Thank god for frame rate limiters. lol
Grabbed the young fella a 1080 for xmas, so put his old 280x in the spare rig and pinched the gtx 750 out of the spare rig to chuck alongside my 1080ti as a dedicated physx card for the lols.
I'm surprised. Only tried Mafia 2 so far, but a healthy increase. From 80-100fps, to 144-165 fps. Borderlands 2 is next in the download queue. Thinking mafia 2 might of been a bit of a freak game as nothing was maxing out to hold back the fps, but I'll see how I go with some others.
Downclocks to like 135MHz when phsyx isn't in use, so shouldn't be too bad on the power bill and it fills the gap in my system nicely. Got it on a 4x slot so my main card still runs at 16x, so I'm not really sacrificing anything having it in the PC vs just sitting on the cupboard.
Edit: Well mafia 2 absolutely loved the dedicated physx card, borderlands 2 froze a few times, so out she goes. Worth a shot. lol
Cryorig H7 is in and now rocking dual 32"
Changed from Mint 19 to Ubuntu Budgie 18 LTS on my laptop. No picture because what is there to see. The Ubuntu Budgie installer has a minimal install option which only installs the bare minimum. After install you can install whatever software you need. Much better than Mint which installs everything you want and also don't want.
Started this but chicken soup and Potato Bread rolls calling me
My 970 Evo ssd rolled up today, had to do a bit of a dodgy install, as the screw downs onto the mobo need risers it seems, so got some plastic nuts from the local Autobarn/jaycar for the time.
Haven't stretched its legs yet.
Just waiting on the ram to turn up now.
wasn't today but over the weekend, did a nice upgrade of parts that have been waiting in the cupboard for a while now , went from a 1366 I7 930 and 6g ddr3 ram running on a old 2tb spinner up to a 2066 I9 7900x 16g ddr 3200hz ram running of a m2 1tb ssd, must say i do like the speed on stuff loading now.
Well a short while ago I changed from the Phanteks Evolv case to the Phanteks Evolv X case. Obviously a large change .... but loving the X.
Picked up my case and MOBO to start to plan out the rest of the build and measure for space
Corsair 280x Black case
ASUS Z370G MOBO
Thinking small EK res/pump combo, front and top 280mm Slim rads and 16mm hardlines
Updated from an i5 4690k / 750 evo to a i7 8700k + 970 evo m2 setup over the weekend. Nice little bump in CPU performance
Same setup I have currently. Nice speedy rig, I love it.
Just put diy custom cables into my rig (dan-a4 case). Solves the whole "too-much-cable" issue.
Also delidded and lapped CPU/heatsink.
Added EVGA 750 G3 PSU and Thermaltake PCI-E riser cable into the case today.
Hopefully the vertical GPU mount will now block out that blinding red light from the Creative soundblaster card I have.
Installed 2x 8Gb Corsair Vengance RGB, when I finally mounted it correctly.
Put a heatsink on my 970evo, dropped the temps a good 10'C+
Found out today it doesn't fit so had to get reamed up the backside and buy phanteks riser...../sigh
Normally your motherboard should ship with the risers. Mine shipped with 1 screwed in a slot along side each M2 slot. I did have to move it to correspond with the drive length.