Need help deciding on 2 components for new pc build

brkkab

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Thanks, that's the one I couldn't think of CrystalDiskMark. Here's mine on the 840 Pro on this pc.
 


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brkkab

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Hey, how are you guy's getting your snipped screenshots to show bigger here?
 


kemical

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With Crystal Disk Mark in normal mode.Anything over 500 Read and Write I am happy with.
Excellent! It's always nice to see what other users of similar gear are getting so thank you.
 


kemical

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Hey, how are you guy's getting your snipped screenshots to show bigger here?
Do you click on thumbnail or full sized image?
I always click full sized image.
 


brkkab

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I just click on upload a file, select the file and click ok in the window that pops up.
 


kemical

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After the photo has uploaded you should see these choices:
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The Thumbnail and Full Image options are right at the bottom of the screen, and easy to miss unless you are aware they are there.
 


brkkab

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Oh, ok.
I just had to email Arctic Cooling back. They had it mixed up on the pieces I need. They thought it was the backplate and the cpu blocks retention ring. I had to open OneDrive up and open the manual and snip/circle what I need. The backplate, it's 4 mounts that hold it to the motherboard and the 4 thumbscrews that hold its cpu block to the motherboard. Bad with circling. I need my new glasses bad.
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brkkab

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I just learned something new about the LG 25UM58-P monitor. I can change all the monitors settings inside of Windows, instead of messing with it's buttons on the bottom of the monitor. LG has a program called OnScreen Control that gets installed in Windows and controls all the monitors settings. I can also run 3 programs, each taking up 1/3 of the full screen side by side.
 


William B

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Ah yes, split screen capability. Nice :) although I like my two monitors when I game sometimes I watch a DVD, or view a news feed, or twitch on one while gaming on the other. Usually though, I monitor voltages and temperatures on the other screen with HWMonitor while gaming.
 


brkkab

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2 would be nice. I've got some drawbacks there, though. My desk isn't big enough and my bedroom is kind of out of room.
 


brkkab

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I definitely like being able to use the OnScreen Control software inside Windows. When I hook my i1 Display LT up to calibrate my monitor, I can just open that software to make various needed adjustments instead of messing with the button on the bottom of monitor. The monitor has one big circle with 5 different areas for each mode and adjustment.
 


brkkab

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Arctic Cooling has my backplate, mounts, etc. set to ship to me. It's coming from Germany. They said it should take 7-10 days to arrive. My monitor is on the FedEx truck out for delivery.
 


nmsuk

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This build is epic. Seems to be neverending with twist and turns along the way. Reads a little like it would if you were Tom Clancy ;) Hopefully soon you'll have it all.
 


brkkab

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Yeah, that's for sure.
 


brkkab

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I forgot to mention this earlier. NVIDIA released new 368.39 drivers yesterday for the GTX 6**, 7** & 9** cards. I also heard they're supposed to release new drivers for the GTX 1080 & 1070 later today.
Apparently the new GTX 1080 & 1070 has a bug that the new driver fixes.
As far as the 368.39 driver. I've run all of #DMarks benchmarks on it. I've run WWE 2K16's in-game benchmark on it. I've watched some videos on YouTube with it.
It doesn't appear to be buggy, like the last driver, so far.
 


brkkab

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No issues so far with it. The one prior to it had sound issues. If you watched a YouTube video, you didn't get any sound.
 


kemical

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I didn't get any issues with the last driver or at least none that i know of..
 


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