RollerCoaster47

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  1. RollerCoaster47

    Show Off Your Rig

    The last two parts I ordered should arrive this week and I took a vacation day Monday so I should be all set to build this weekend.
  2. RollerCoaster47

    New build

    Do you folks think delidding my 8700K would be worth looking into before I put my new rig together? I've never done it before but I hear it drastically lowers temperatures. I don't think I'll be doing a lot of overclocking but I was wondering if it's worth delidding just to potentially increase the life span of the 8700K.
  3. RollerCoaster47

    AMD (Ry)Zen

    Article doesn't give much context. Somehow I doubt these results but I'll wait until the embargo lifts on the 19th and the reviews come out. If it actually does I may sell my 8700K and Z370 motherboard I bought and make the switch. All my PC parts have arrived but I have not bothered to open any of them and start building yet.
  4. RollerCoaster47

    Show Off Your Triple Marks of Excellence

    Decided to take the T34 out for a spin for the first time in quite a while:
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    Show Off Your Triple Marks of Excellence

  6. RollerCoaster47

    New build (split RollerCoaster)

    This is insurance in case I can't get the Asus ROG STRIX 1080 or 1080 Ti that I want:
  7. RollerCoaster47

    New build (split RollerCoaster)

    How are EVGA motherboards? Can't say I've heard of anyone using them or reviews on them.
  8. RollerCoaster47

    New build (split RollerCoaster)

    Well that's fine but as you can see I've already bought them: I'm well aware I won't get full use out of the NVMe SSD and won't really notice a difference but I went with it just for bragging rights plus I've always wanted one. As for the AIO, I've bought an NZXT case, NZXT fans, and an NZXT accessory so I want an NZXT AIO, just like my OCD compels me to buy the same brand GPU as motherboard (likely an Asus ROG Strix of each). I've got the money to do what I want with this build and I'm satisfied with what I've bought so far. I highly doubt I'll be doing any heavy overclocking of the CPU so I'm not worried if I'm not getting full use out of the AIO. In no way to I plan to delid the CPU or do anything higher end like that just to eek out 10-15% more performance. I'll build the system, see how it does, and go from there if changes need to be made. I appreciate the feedback though, I'll definitely come back for advice on software stuff and with any issues I run into.
  9. I feel somewhat confident putting my new build together once I get everything bought but I'm still pretty out of the loop on the software side of things. Not sure what programs I need to download for benchmarking, temp monitoring, performance boosting, etc. Here's what I've purchased so far, more or less waiting for the right deal on a motherboard and GPU then I'm pretty much ready: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/M7PJ8Y
  10. RollerCoaster47

    Show Off Your Rig

    I'd say you cheaped out a bit on the motherboard. Why go for a budget motherboard when you're going super high end with the CPU and GPU? I would have gone with the Gaming Pro Carbon instead but if you're happy, more power to you. I would have gone with higher speed RAM too. I'm doing an 8700K build myself soon and bought 3200 Trident Z.
  11. Oh Kappa my Kaptain:
  12. RollerCoaster47

    New build

    They're essentially the same SSD but the 860 is able to withstand more read/writes so it has a longer projected life, along with maybe a tiny performance increase that you probably won't notice. I'm in the process of buying stuff for a new build as well and I bought a 500GB 860 for my primary game storage last week.
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    Show Off Your Triple Marks of Excellence

  14. Amazon Warehouse Deals worth looking into for PC components? Been checking there more and more lately and they seem to have some good deals from time to time but I just worry that the product I receive would be too damaged.

  15. RollerCoaster47

    Looking To Upgrade From Old Laptop

    Decent specs, only problem I keep seeing is that all the laptops I'm interested in are rocking Nvidia GPUs while my monitor (and the majority of affordable ones) are all Freesync and not G-sync monitors. Also, what's the promo code?