Far Cry 5 on Nvidia RTX 3070

Two years later, I swapped the two Nvidia GTX 1080 FE cards in SLI for a single Gigabyte RTX 3070 Aorus Master 8G. A 19.3% improvement in average framerate. (35.3% vs a single GTX 1080) GTX 1080 FE SLI RTX 3070 Aorus Minimum FPS 86 100 Average FPS 96 119 Maximum FPS 108 134 Frames […]

NVMe SSD vs SATA SSD vs SATA HDD

Samsung 970 Pro(512 MB NVMe) Intel 660P(2 TB NVMe) Samsung 860 Evo(1 TB SATA) WD Red WD40EFRX(4 TB SATA) Sequential Read (MB/s) 3559 1839 561 146 Sequential Write (MB/s) 2299 1938 531 140 Random Read (IOPS) 362304 234130 97167 244 Random Write (IOPS) 364746 226806 86669 488*

Peppers ❤ Python

Fun fact: I’ve been growing chocolate ghost pepper plants in my office for the past year. Although, due to the oversight of growing these in an office building, I’ve produced plenty of flowers but no peppers because there’s nothing flying around to pollinate them. But, that’s a problem for another day. One problem I don’t […]

Muzei Saver 2.0.0

Muzei is a pretty awesome live wallpaper app for Android created by Google developers Roman Nurik and Ian Lake. It has an API that allows it to be extended and use custom sources that change throughout the day. I’ve been using it (somewhat ironically) to change my Android wallpaper to the Bing Image of the […]

OpenVPN Quick Settings Tile

This app provides an Android Quick Settings tile which launches an OpenVPN Connect intent to connect/disconnect a specific VPN profile. One day I’ll release this to Google Play. Or, even write the actual README file for the GitHub repo. But, in the meantime, here it is. Google Play GitHub (source code)

Far Cry 5 on KINGPIN

When running @ 1440p with Ultra graphics settings, on average enabling SLI results in an additional 19 frames-per-second (an increase of 24.7%). Worth it? Even with a 144 Hz G-Sync monitor, probably not. Single GPU SLI GPU 0 Temperature 82° C 80° C GPU 1 Temperature 37° C 67° C Average Frame Rate 77 FPS 96 FPS Here’s […]

KINGPIN

My newest gaming rig, retiring DARKHELMET. Component Product Price Vendor CPU Intel Core i7 9700K $399.99 Micro Center Case Corsair Vengeance C70 $159.99 Corsair Case Corsair C70 Custom Window CLEAR $32.99 Mnpctech Cooling Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound $7.99 Micro Center Cooling Corsair Hydro H115i Pro $144.99 Micro Center Cooling Corsair SP120 Fan (2 pack) […]

Hello world!

I guess I have a blog now. This is a place mostly for me to document things I’ve done or think are otherwise interesting. Actually, I’m just copying my friend Tim. He documents his computer builds on his blog.