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  1. Brightmist

    Aegis Eclispe

    Does Aegis even have a ship with a bad cockpit view, I doubt this will be any different.
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    Anvil - Hurricane

    I like it how they called this an anti-capital ship fighter in the last AtV. In the hands of a capable 2-man team, this thing will go to town on mid and big sized ships if left unchecked. They pretty much defined it as an alternate to Eclipse and Gladiator to attack big ships when equipped with lasers since it doesn't have ammo limitations that way. 4x S3 sustained laser fire from the turret is nothing to scoff at and it also has 2x S4 hardpoints in the nose. Ballistics might be a better fit when engaging small or mid sized ships because they have better TTK. I expect this to see play for 2-man teams because it's a pretty versatile combat ship, being able to easily engage almost everything except maybe multiple small, dogfighting oriented ships working in tandem.
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    Crusader Hecules Starlifter

    Woah, it has nukes.
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    Ongoing Discussion Zen Graphics and X470 mobos

    So 7nm Vega with HBM or another, new 7 nm architecture with maybe GDDR6 in 2019 as expected, nothing new. AMD's picking up the slack nicely these days after Zen's success.
  5. Computerbase shows 2700x edging out 8700k (both at stock freq.) here and there with a nice RAM overclock and thightened secondary timings @1080p using a 1080Ti. https://i.imgur.com/EjFllPb.png https://i.imgur.com/MogzVU7.png Ryzen+ is OK, 3rd gen should be better. If they release a 2800x, it'd be 8c/16t, best binned Ryzen+ chips pretty much. Don't expect much, maybe 4.4-4.45 1-2 core turbo at stock.
  6. This is the result of an early RAM overclock with an immature BIOS, showing 3600+ frequency on RAM with tight Cas 14 timings on a R5 2600X. Shows up to 15% RAM latency reduction compared to 1st gen Ryzen with improved RAM overclock capability. AMD seems to have taken user feedback to heart and improved upon their IMC compared to last gen Zen. Frequency improvements of the new process doesn't seem that good at this point but RAM latency reduction should impact gaming performance nicely.
  7. These are like leaks soo bait for wenchmarks
  8. FX series are pretty ancient at this point. Eventho it has high enough clockspeeds, its IPC is way below most things. RAM price fixing is really annoying but if you want to pull the trigger on an upgrade, I'd say just go for it. It's a good time to upgrade with new gen Ryzen CPUs and new gen Nvidia cards. No clue when Nvidia is gonna launch its new cards tho. Thing with Ryzen is you can just buy it whenever these days since AMD is probably gonna be slashing prices to gain marketshare every year. You can buy a new gen Ryzen CPU for about 70% of its MSRP every year around Black Friday. It's actually nice since Intel CPUs are almost never on sale and old gens are sold at MSRP because there's no stock.
  9. Didn't see its all-core turbo yet but it looks about 10% faster than 1800X at stock settings. If 2700X can't hold 4.3 overclocked on all cores, the difference might be less than 10% since 1800X stock all-core turbo is 3.7 and it easily overclocks to 4.0 It just might be that benchmarks are showing the changes to turbo and XFR and stuff. I don't think it's a good upgrade for any Ryzen 1st gen owner(R5 1600 and up that is) unless it's absolutely necessary. I'd probably wait for 7 nm 3rd gen at this point.
  10. I'm hoping you meant 1080Ti since Vega 64 is already better than 1080 if you disregard price&availability which blows for all GPUs since mining craze started pretty much. I'd expect GTX 2070&2080 in a couple of months, way before the end of the year tbh.
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    Build help New Build Advice

    Do another check in BIOS and monitoring software to see if everything's set up correctly, like PCI-E 3.0 x4 speed for M2_1 slot and an alternative benchmark like CrystalDiskMark. Magician's pretty meh. Try M2_2 port too to check if MOBO is defective too. If everything fails, just RMA I guess.
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    Build help New Build Advice

    @Gallitin Looking at Strix Z370-E manual, it shows 2x M2 slots marked under number 8. and it seems they do share bandwidth with SATA ports. Maybe try another M2 slot
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    Build help New Build Advice

    My suggestions would be to run the PC on stock settings, removing CPU OC, and re-test the 960 EVO. Unstable OCs make PCs do weird stuff. Check M2 SSD temp. on HWinfo64, might be throttling if it's overheating but I doubt it. Reinstall everything and re-test. If all else fails just RMA the drive.
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    Ongoing Discussion Lets see your Rigs!

    Case upgrade, Dark Base 700 is a nice, roomy midtower with good airflow when front panel and excess stuff like unused PCI-E covers and I/O shield removed: , Here is GPU temp. and fan speeds while CPU + GPU mining and general use at the same time: CPU and RAM are overclocked while GPU is undervolted and overclocked for mining. Temps are a couple of degrees higher while gaming at same fan speeds with a less conservative voltage and increased power limit.
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    Build help New Build Advice

    https://pcpartpicker.com/list/LBgY6X Ryzen list with Thermalright Le Grand Macho RT with added optional duct as CPU cooler (duct pictured below) 3x Be Quiet! Silent Wings 1600 RPM PWM fans as front intakes (2 of these included with the case) 3x Thermalright TY-147B fans as bottom intake, back exhaust and on CPU cooler. (1 of these is included with CPU cooler) 3-way fan splitter can safely be used on Taichi when connected to one of the two 1.5A/18W fan headers. CPU cooler requires AM4 bracket for installation, seller on Amazon provides these for free when he's sent a message about it.