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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
  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
  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
  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
  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.
  15. I used to run the 4690K at 4.5ghz, but after installing the 2070Super and going triple monitors, temps went way up and the only I brought them down (without installing new cooling) was to downclock to 4.0. I was going into the 10600K with a mind toward oc'ing up to 5ghz (though Im using an air cooler, so...). Really appreciate the build suggestions. For now, I guess, I'll be waiting. As noted above, I impulse ordered a 10600K upgrade, but then canceled after thinking about it. I'm not going to pay $30 more the cpu to have right now (was $260 a few weeks ago). And, with AMD's
  16. Im being a bit of an Intel snob and not liking the idea of shifting to Ryzen. When I built my current PC, AMDs cpu offerings were crap and I went with Intel. I'm familiar now with Intel, but maybe that doesn't actually mean much at all. Although, I do understand that going AMD will save some cash (EDIT - not if I go with a X570 mobo, thought, lol). In an impulse-fueled rush, I went ahead and ordered a 10600k ($292); the Z490 Tomahawk; and 4x8GB Team Dark X...only to cancel the order this morning after exercising a few brain cells. So, I am waiting, though I can't help combing the
  17. Thanks. Meant to say 10600K throughout the post. It's a bitch finding 10600Ks right now with any reasonable shipping time. I just got this itch this week and don't really want to wait for a mere announcement to be followed by a few more months of waiting for actual stock to appear and it seems the hardware companies are all doing the same thing these days - announce...wait...announce again...wait...release very limited quantities...out of stock...limited stock...wash, rinse, repeat.
  18. Got an upgrade itch that I want to scratch. I play only Wot, though I have dl'd and installed GTA V and the kids play Fortnite and Apex with CoD coming in soon. CPU is running at 98% load when playing WoT on the UW display using almost all max settings. No major application or other productivity needs. Current setup: CPU - 4690k oc'd to 4.0ghz Mobo - Asrock Z97 Pro3 Cooler - Cryorig H7 Quad Lumi RAM - Ballitix Sportk DDR3 4x4GB GPU - EVGA 2070 Super PSU - EVGA G2 650w Displays - 1x 34" 3440x1440 uw + 2x 27" 2560x1440 I've been looking hard
  19. Several weeks ago I was playing WoT and ended up with a green screen, yellow screen, and a blue screen (non-bsod). Couple of hard resets sorted the issue...until last week when I saw these weird characters spread across the screen looking like that old video game Centipede. Restarted and saw two vertical blue bands at startup followed by a black screen. Subsequent restarts did not fix the issue. I did get to a point where I downloaded a new amd driver and was able to use the PC and even play wot for an evening. The next night, the same issue had returned, this time, though, with multiple
  20. Easy now. I did read. I understand what you're saying, but was confused by the last post. I appreciate the time you're taking to help me with this.
  21. My monitor default is 60hz and I want to up that refresh to 70 or even 75. I can run wot at high fps and want to see more of that via a higher refresh rate, hence the attempt to oc the monitor. I surely wouldn't.
  22. Details as in gfx settings? Currently, I only play wot and the gfx are nearly maxed out on all options and without vSync, the game tells me that I'm running 85+ fps. So...once I make the refresh rate change in Radeon Settings, update the windows display adapter, and restart, then I should open wot and enable vSync and see if the fps is locked to the new refresh rate by looking at the in game fps? Thanks for dealing with these questions...
  23. Cuz I'm dumb and want to make sure I understand. I should go ahead and, using Radeon Settings, create a custom resolution and in there change the refresh rate, then go into windows display settings and select the new refresh rate, and then restart the pc? Start up a new game, enable vsync, and then check fps? If I set refresh at 70, then with sync enabled, I should see 70fps? If so, then the refresh change worked? OK, following adder's suggestion above? Thanks!
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