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  1. Figured it out...enable G-Sync in nVidia Control Panel and then select full screen. Selecting full screen and windowed just locks it to the display's refresh rate or 120 in my case. Seems to me that if selecting full screen unlocks unlimited frames in full screen, then selecting full and windowed should behave the same way.
  2. Yes, a Predator 100Hz display oc'd to 120Hz. In nVidia Control Panel, Vertical sync was set to "Use the 3d application setting". VSync is turned off in WoT.
  3. Got lucky and scored an EVGA XC3 Ultra 3080 to replace my EVGA 2070 Super XC. OC'ing the 2070 and running at 2050Mhz, nearly all settings maxed, I was able to run at about 115fps with dips to low 100s on a 3440x1440 uw. However, after installing the XC3, running stock, and no in-game changes, Im stuck at 115-118fps, although it's rock solid at that frame rate. Im also running a 10700K with 4x8GB Patriot 4400s. Running these two at stock witht he 3080, I get stuck at 115-118fps. Even running an oc'd 5.0Ghz and 4000Mhz 16-16-16-38, there's no buding off the 115-118fps. Any thoughts, ideas?
  4. I see...although I don't see needing anymore than 32GB over the next 3-4 years and while I kind of get your point regarding resell, that's just not a factor for me. But, I did ditch the Crucial RGB nonsense and though I still stuck with 4x8GB, I ended up ordering 2 sets of 2x8GB of Teamgroup Dark Pro 3466 CL16 which are apparently b-die modules. Also, taking your advice, I ordered a Scythe Fuma 2 that is neck-and-neck with the Noctua offerings.
  5. Cringey for the same reasons that Folter noted on page 1? What coolers you think I should take a look at? Something like a Scythe Mugan/Fuma or all the way up to a Noctua?
  6. Certainly not unlimited. I was willing to spend in the $600 range on a 10600K. I ordered that RAM, but, per usual, am having second thoughts about it. I may not want the RGB given some of the hassles that come along with having to download multiple software packages to control RGB throughout the case. If I were to change the RAM, I'd likely go with 4x8GB of Teamgroup Dark Z for about $114. The NVME was a luxury item I threw in there since it's a very good unit at a really nice price.
  7. Ok, this is all in the context of 4x8GB which I know you're encouraging me to avoid doing. Why the RAM I linked to - Because e-die (effective overclocking capability) and rgb whore. Not more complicated than that. I was also looking really hard at the non-RGB version that is also on sale for $122. But I thought, $25 difference, why not go RGB. The really dumb thing here is that going with the 4x8GB is a more expensive path ($12 difference) to 32GB RGB RAM in this set. On the other hand, I started off looking at the Teamgroup Dark Z and Vulcan Z 16GB kits and 4x8GB in those is about $110-$115, so about $30-$35 difference to the Crucial RGBs I linked to. Flame me...Probably need it to a) abandon the 4x8GB approach; and b) go non-RGB to save money both ways.
  8. So, I've ended up with the following: 10700k + Z490 Aorus Elite AC - https://www.newegg.com/p/pl?Submit=StoreIM&Depa=1760 - $489 Crucial Ballistix 4x8GB e-die RAM - https://www.amazon.com/Crucial-Ballistix-Desktop-Gaming-BL2K16G32C16U4BL/dp/B083VMSY1B/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=BL2K16G32C16U4BL&qid=1600798276&sr=8-1&th=1 - $147 ADATA SX8200 Pro 1TB M.2 NVME - https://pcpartpicker.com/product/zR3H99/adata-sx8200-1-tb-m2-2280-solid-state-drive-asx8200pnp-1tt-c - $110 Feeling like I did ok. I know 10700K lags the 3700X in productivity and there's a small separation of performance in gaming, but my preference for Intel (rational or not) is satisfied.
  9. Thanks, Raj. I pulled the trigged on a $490 10700K + Gigabyte Z490 AORUS ELITE AC mobo. This mobo is pci-e 4.0 ready. I get an 8-core i7 cpu for just a few dollars more than I would get a 10600K.
  10. Two things now: First, the B550 Tomahawk mobo is $159 and comes with a game, so additional savings there. Second, Newegg has a 10700K + Auros Elite AC Z490 mobo for under $500 which when paired with $120 RAM kit puts me at where I was going to end up price wise with the 10600K.
  11. Thanks, Magical. Of course, as soon as I replied to Fulcrous, I started reading more about the 10600K/10700K vs the 3600/3700X...and am wavering, again. Typical. It seems clear to me that, if value is the priority, then the AMDs are the go-to, especially the 3600X (25% cheaper). The 3700X packs a huge value punch because it retails for about the same as the 10600K and it has 2 more cores and the 3700X is right there at 1440 gaming (which is what I do) and the 3700X is 25% better in productivity (which I don't do - at least, Im not using the applications that reviewers use to test productivity performance). The only real downside here for me is having to learn about the AMD components, like the mobos and RAM. I primarily use my PC to browse the web, use MS Office applications, and play a handful of games (none of them competitively), so the AMD 3600X/3700X ought to be more than enough. Buying the 3600X yields the best value saving nearly $80 relative to the 10600K and the B550 mobo price is $10 cheaper than the Z490 I'd get, and I'd be getting the same RAM (3200mhz and oc it to the preferred 3600mhz for Ryzen). So, a $90 savings for the 3600X, BUT, I'm still at 6 cores. I think I'd only want to go AMD IF I can get 8 cores, for the reasons Folk above cited. And the 3700X is the same price as the 10600K, mobo is $10 cheaper, and same RAM, so a $10 savings AND I get 8 cores. Positive signs - Announcement of a release date for the Zen 3 puts downward pressure on the 3700X pricing and that $10 savings grows. That's my clear-eyed view of things. Though there's a huge BUT here...there's no use oc'ing the 3700X, though oc'ing the memory, IF you can get it to work properly can yield some additional results and close the gap further on the 10600K. That means buying more expensive, faster RAM which eats into the tiny savings by going with AMD and it means tinkering with memory timing, something I'm not inclined to do (though I will on Intel because I'm already familiar with it on that side). Though, even still, I'll have 8 cores with the 3700X. Ugh...
  12. Point well made and proven. I think I've petty much up my mind to stick with Intel. I'll hem and haw for a bit waiting for either the 10600K to drop to $260 (msrp) or maybe stretch for the 10700K if it hits $350. Unless the AMD announcement has an immediate effect on prices, I'll be leaning this way... Thanks for all the advice and info.
  13. Yeah, think I am looking for new. 4790K could take me another year or two, but used or new, they're expensive and moreso than even a 3600/3600X.
  14. 4790K new is around $275...I get to keep my current hardware, though, I don't scratch that upgrade bling itch, lols.
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