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Who cares, my electric bills are meaningless regarding my PC consumption considering I use a Washer/Drier/Water heater with 1 hour long baths/ a Big ass fridge and 5 TVs with the 220v 3000W central AC 24/7, like... Who cares?

Only thing I got is maybe when a jackwagon family member/roommate decides they want to vacuum around you while you are on the PC and those extra 50 watts or whatever are what blows a fuse?

Dunno, that's literally the best I can think of biggrin.gif
post #72 of 131
What's the third pc for? I run a single pc for streaming but I'd like a second one, but I'm not sure I can justify the cost since I'm not a big streamer
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I stream myself and can say the frequency of times I might need to click on something in the chat window is less than once per hour. Even running a D3D hook using OBS in a single-PC setup wouldn't cause your stream to go black when alt+tabbing. Clicking on links in your chat is a quick and easy way to get DDoSed.

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I actually run a triple PC streaming setup and don't find it cumbersome at all.
post #73 of 131
Well, the first one is for the game itself and nothing else. The second is for the running OBS and absolutely nothing else in order to get the most encoding power possible. The third handles WMP, VOIP, Pandora, iTunes, keeping other streams open, etc.

post #74 of 131
My 390 idles at 300mhz even tough i use 144hz on desktop, so... AMD hurray right?
post #75 of 131
Set 120hz on dekstop and set Prefered refresh rate (Ancor communication) on Highest Available in NVCP. This way your GPU will idle just fine on dekstop while in games your monitor will run at your max refresh rate 144hz+. Old news and not a problem at all. Sometimes those tech sites are really slow and dump.
post #76 of 131
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Set 120hz on dekstop and set Prefered refresh rate (Ancor communication) on Highest Available in NVCP. This way your GPU will idle just fine on dekstop while in games your monitor will run at your max refresh rate 144hz+. Old news and not a problem at all. Sometimes those tech sites are really slow and dump.

Except that will only work if you play your games in full screen, which i never do tongue.gif Regardless though, i'm not worried about my GPU not downclocking and using up some extra power.
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post #77 of 131
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Set 120hz on dekstop and set Prefered refresh rate (Ancor communication) on Highest Available in NVCP. This way your GPU will idle just fine on dekstop while in games your monitor will run at your max refresh rate 144hz+. Old news and not a problem at all. Sometimes those tech sites are really slow and dump.

Only works in certain situations and yes it's a problem IMO.

It's not news but i'm glad it's being covered.
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post #78 of 131
That's insanity, can you link me your channel? Any tips for a small time guy getting started?
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Well, the first one is for the game itself and nothing else. The second is for the running OBS and absolutely nothing else in order to get the most encoding power possible. The third handles WMP, VOIP, Pandora, iTunes, keeping other streams open, etc.

post #79 of 131
A lot of people thought they were being power efficient going nvidia, turns out they have been wasting tons instead. Unless they game more than 'idle'

gg
post #80 of 131
Winter is coming. Keep your PC on 24/7 to act as a heater. biggrin.gif

I'm sorry but this isn't news at all unless you haven't used a high refresh rate monitor before. Let alone Surround/Eyefinity setups. Then again legions of individuals are still using 60 Hz monitors, so this isn't an issue unless you pay a lot for electricity like I do ($.32 Kw/h), are unable to use NVCP, and leave your PC on 24/7.
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