Description

Ascended to 1440p / 144hz. The difference is real.

Managed to overclock to 4.1Ghz @ 1.35v and keep stable.

I seem to favour resolution/graphics over framerate. But not to the point where it's ridiculous. I reckon I could live with 75-100FPS @1440p if it meant the game was looking at it's best and it didn't stutter of course. I don't play anything competitively either.

Most demanding game I've tried it BFV, locked FPS to 75 and maxed out all settings. Solid 75FPS on most maps. Dips to about 50-60 in maps full of puddles with Ray Tracing turned on. No major issues, don't get any stuttering. If it were a problem, I'd maybe lower some settings but for me it doesn't do any harm.

I use a MayFlash Magic Ns USB Adaptor to wirelessly connect a DS4 pad to the PC for the rare game where I prefer a pad.

I have a 50" 4K TV in my living room. I have taken the PC downstairs to test it's might a couple of times. I played a bit of Forza Horizon 4. I'll get on average around 55fps with settings completely maxed out and resolution set to 4K. Still feels buttery smooth and looks insane, this also takes GPU load to 98% though and I saw temps no greater than 70C.

If I lock to 75FPS on my 1080p monitor with maxed out settings, it never dips while playing Forza. In the future I plan to test what frames I can get from Forza while maxed out @ 1440p.

Within the first month, the stock cooler had been replaced by the Kraken. Oosh.

Added a stand for my GPU. Was a bit paranoid about the sag when in reality, it probably didn't matter.

Palkia in there to power the Kraken with Hydro Pump, Keeps temps around 0.

Part Reviews

Motherboard

No issues so far. I think it's a good looking board. BIOS is easy to use, it already had a profile to support my 3200Mhz RAM. Literally a flick of a switch and it's running at full speed.

Memory

Runs at advertised speed. Looks even more delicious in real life. Software easy to use for changing colours and patterns.

Storage

Obviously not as a fast as the higher priced NVMe's but it's still double the speed of my SSD. Windows boots in absolutely no time. No issues with it yet. Bargain for the price.

Storage

No issues so far, just an SSD. Great for the price I paid.

Case

Good solid case and it really looks the part. Built with cable management and accessibility in mind. It's easy to strip it down to it's bare bones.

I had to remove the Metal Bar and the Exhaust fan to comfortably put the motherboard in the case. Otherwise I was having to try and put it in at an angle which wasn't ideal.

Comments

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

I have a quick question, why did you get a freesync monitor for a RTX card? Is the monitor one of the models of freesync monitors that is compatible with gsync?

  • 9 months ago
  • 6 points

Freesync is now compatible with nvidia cards

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  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

I'm having to sell my monitor with my old PC. I don't have the cash for a 144hz/1440p monitor at this moment so I just grabbed the cheapest 1ms/1080p/75hz monitor I could find to keep me going until the end of the year when I upgrade. I'd have to look into if Freesync is compatible with my card, not sure it will be. Apparently there is a way but you have to go around the houses a bit. Not something I've looked into just yet.

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

I have that monitor and (IMO) it is really good for the price and it is nice considering it has a higher refresh rate then most other monitors around the same price point (at least the ones that I’ve seen)

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah I'm quite impressed with it so far. Got more than I wanted for stopgap purchase. The colours are vibrant and games look really smooth.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Even though only some Freesync monitors are officially supported by Nvidia, you can run it on any monitor but the quality may vary depending on which make and model.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh, ok. I thought it only worked on certain monitors, and that it didn't work on any others at all.

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice. Kind of wish i'd have saved up a bit longer for a 2080 instead of my 2070. Oh well.

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

Still an RTX and still better than the 2060!

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

where did you get the sticker from!!

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Was a Christmas present from my Wifes Aunty. She gets me the most random wonderful things. I think it's coz we both like a bit of Studio Ghibli.