Bavor

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  1. How long ago did cowboyofbebop sell his account?  I saw him in battle recently and it wasn't him from the playstyle. Also his recent stats took a nosedive.

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    3. Diatomix

      Diatomix

      i Remember that guy

    4. hazzgar

      hazzgar

      A stats nosedive doesn't mean it's not him. Zeven is also playing WAAAAY below his level

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    New build

    I delidded my overclocked 6700K with the rockit 88 kit. It was pretty easy and dropped temps by 10-20 degrees C depending on the test. What is the warranty on the 8700K? Some of my old Intel CPUs had 10 year warranties, but it seems that newer Intel CPUs have shorter warranties. If you don't overclock the 8700K should easily last 5+ years. However the temps may increase at the TIM dries up. If you plan to keep it much longer than the warranty period, delidding it may help.
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    AMD (Ry)Zen

    I remember seeing one of the popular US or Canada computer hardware Youtubers doing a NVMe vs NVMe RAID array comparison with 4K video editing on a high end i9/x299 water cooled system. The end result was a minimal difference on 10+ minute 4K videos. I personally haven't seen a huge difference in working with 1440p and 4K video on my system when going from a SATA 6 GB/s SSD to a NVMe SSD. The only difference is moving files around. I may be limited by having a 4 core 8 thread CPU and maybe a 10+ core CPU would show a difference.
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    AMD (Ry)Zen

    I thought Anandtech and Tom's Hardware were owned by the same company now.
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    AMD (Ry)Zen

    I noticed some reviews were heavily slanted to AMD and using mostly games that do well with Ryzen. Both of these reviews seem to give similar results in their average over multiple games and don't seem biased to one processor or another. If your main purpose is gaming, you can't go wrong with an 8700K
  6. Sadly, if you have a player named duane101 on your team he will be less useful than a bot. He said he is, "mad at Wargaming for messing something up on his account" so he goes and parks in a useless spot and doesn't shoot the entire battle to ruin the game for others instead of getting the issue resolved with Wargaming support. https://worldoftanks.com/en/community/accounts/1006811056-duane101/
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    AMD (Ry)Zen

    I have a feeling that test wasn't done with similar or identical systems. In some of their charts the results are obviously GPU limited. Many results are within the margin of error for testing. Also there were several charts missing the 8700K results. Why is that? Was it not tested or did it win by a large margin and was not included? Most modern game engines still show diminishing returns past 4 or 6 threads. It will be a few years until they can take full advantage of the 8 cores/16 threads of Ryzen over the clock speed of Intel CPUs with less cores. The R7-1800x had about the same performance as the i7-3770K in most games when it was released. I wonder how much of an improvement the 2700x is since its mostly a clock speed increase and not a major design change. I'm guessing in the games that can't take advantage of the 8 cores/16 threads it will be about the same as an i7-6700K.
  8. The player named ConfirmedSerialTKer lives up to his name. He was in a M103 and he intentionally pushed my RRU 251 out form behind cover so the enemy TD's could kill me. Then he laughed about it in chat. His platoon mate in a T95 said he name comes with a warning and I should have known better when he drove up behind me.
  9. I played a bunch of battle in the Rhm with the 150mm recently.  18 of my 24 shots were low rolls not counting shots that killed enemy tanks.  A large percentage of them were extremely low rolls below 675 HP of damage.  RNG definitely seems broken.  I use to enjoy the Rhm, but not much any more.

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    my baby died :(

    Its probably not "any day now" because that was very hopeful speculation. Nvidia can't release the next gen GPUs for retails ale until DDR6 reaches full scale production this summer. Nvidia supposedly stopped production of the 10X0 GPUs already to start production of the next generation GPUs.
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    my baby died :(

    I've had many bad experiences with Gigabyte's RMA and warranty process over the years so I stopped buying their products. I made the mistake of giving them another chance a couple years ago and lost about $190+shipping because of it. I'd stick with EVGA, ASUS, and MSI for Nvidia GPUs. Stay away from the MSI Armor series though. Most of them have inadequate cooling. The good news is GPU prices are dropping again due to the drop in cryptocurrency pricing. GTC 1060's are $330-$350 new. They were $400-$500 a couple months ago. If you find something used to hold you over for a few months, Nvidia is supposedly announcing their new GPUs that use DDR6 this summer. There are some good resources on used GPUs
  12. I hate the days when RNG doesn't seem random at all.  I fired 9 shots with my tier 8 rhm using the 150mm  in a two battles today.  None were shots that killed a vehicle.  7 of the 9 shots were low rolls.  Not a little bit low, but really low.  7 of the 9 shots were 674 damage or less.  WTF RNG?  The other two weren't great high rolls to make up for it.  They were 767 and 764.  WTF RNG?  Way to fuck me over.

    1. Bavor

      Bavor

      Just did another battle.  I had one shot that was a kill shot for 88 HP.  My other two shots did less than 650 HP of damage each. WTF RNG???

    2. hazzgar

      hazzgar

      RNG doesn't work like that. The damage has to be average for all players. You may be a very unlucky outlier where 90% of your shots are low rolls. 

  13. I've only heard good things about them. Most of them seem overbuilt, but they are marketed toward overclockers and enthusiast. Gamers Nexus reviewed a few of their boards aimed at overclockers and said the components are beyond what anyone would need for air or liquid cooling. Also, most EVGA boards support Intel engineering sample CPUs without BIOS hacks. THey were popular among the people who would buy ES Xeon CPUs off of eBay. The main disadvantage to them is their are priced a little higher compared to a MSI or ASUS board with the same features.
  14. Watch out for a player named D3vilNBlue. I was on Fjords in my light tank spotting form a bush. He drive up right next to me, gets lit, gets me shot, blocked me from moving back, and gets me shot again. When I called him out on it he told me to get over myself. Then made some personal threats. He also told me he would put me on his "hitlist." His clan's profile says, "Be willing to learn, not be a jerk, have a good attitude, and team play." I'm shaking in my boots now with hsi 1000 WN8 recents. He can kill everyone on his hit list easily!
  15. I guess that's why I haven't seen him stream recently.
  16. EVGA keeps putting up bundles of Z370 motherboards and GTX 1080 or GTX 1080 ti GPUs on their bundles page every week or two. They sold out of the Z370 bundles a few days ago. They may have new ones up there soon, possibly later this week. Right now the only thing left is the Z270 bundles. https://www.evga.com/products/featured-bundles.aspx
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    WoT Encore results!

    Outdated drivers? Ryzen slowing it down? It seems that WoT 1.0 doesn't use more than 4 threads most of the time. I7-6700K at 4.6 GHz and GTX 1080 ti.
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    Dead XFX R9 280X

    The GTX 1050 and GTX 1050 ti do well in WoT 1.0 and WoT enCore at 1920x1080. http://cbgamesandhardware.blogspot.com/2018/03/wot-encore-vs-wot-10-common-test.html If you can find a GTX 1060 ti or GTX 970 for under $200 it may be your best bet. The 1050 ti will have a warranty though. EVGA has this factory refurbished one available now for $184.99. https://www.evga.com/products/product.aspx?pn=04G-P4-6255-RX
  19. I'd like to thank BeerBellyBaron form C-I-A for sitting by a rock near cap refusing to reset the cap because he might get shit when both tanks that could shoot him would need several shots to kill him. Instead he sat behind a rock near cap refusing to reset and let the enemy cap out before the rest of the surviving teammates could return to cap. Then he called the teammates assholes for yelling at him in chat to reset. http://wotlabs.net/na/player/BeerBellyBaron
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    New build

    EVGA is selling graphics cards for near MSRP in their motherboard bundles and cooler bundles for several months. It looks like they sold out of all the bundles except for the x299 bundles recently though. There are promos on the new 860 EVO drives now because they are a new item. Some retailers are already running out of the 850 series drives that the 860 replaced. https://www.anandtech.com/show/12347/samsung-announces-860-pro-and-860-evo-sata-ssds https://www.anandtech.com/show/12348/the-samsung-860-pro-512gb-and-4tb-ssd-review
  21. Watch out for DrGates http://wotlabs.net/na/player/DrGates He ran into my tank while I was sitting still and aiming a shot. Then he blamed me for hitting him when I was sitting still. After that he parked sideways behind me so I couldn't back up and he got me shot. I called him a clueless idiot for getting me shot intentionally, then he shot me three times then turned blue, so the team killed him. He spent the rest of the battle blaming me for everything and calling me a shitter.
  22. My friends that play WoT on console say that the IS-6 has two gun options on console. The pref MM gun is the same as the gun on PC WoT. The regular MM gun is the IS-3's BL-9 gun and with that equipped on the IS-6 it sees tier 10 battles.
  23. Every time Alicat69 was on my team today in a top tier tank they camped the red line and snipe or camp so far back that most of the enemy tanks aren't even within draw range. Sometimes I think multiple people play this account based on the stats. How can useless red line capers who can't even get into position to get the enemy within draw range until most of the team is dead win battles? Never mind they are a T67a nd Hellcat stat padder. LOL http://wotlabs.net/na/player/Alicat69
  24. I haven't seen many recent benchmarks, but last summer I saw a bunch of game benchmarks that showed the 3770K with a mild overclock gives the same performance as a R7 1800X in most games with the same GPU. If my Z77 motherboard didn't die on me in 2016, I might still be using my 3770K.
  25. Watch out for a player named Logsdonb. He shot me 5 times from outside of the draw circle in one battle and every time he shot me my tank was moved to a different spot. He was on the hill on Prokhorovka n F0 and I was in F2 and F3, well outside his draw range. Every time he was lit he was in F0 near the red line on the east side including when he shot me. I saw that there are illegal mods that draw tank locations outside of the draw circle and it looks like he is using that mod. http://wotlabs.net/na/player/Logsdonb