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Just Monika

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  • CPU
    Intel Core i5-4690S 3.2GHz
  • Motherboard
    MSI Z97-G45 Gaming
  • RAM
    Corsair Vengeance Pro 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866
  • GPU
    EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 GAMING ACX 3.0
  • Case
    Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl)
  • Storage
    Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" SSD, Samsung 840 EVO 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive, Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM HDD
  • PSU
    EVGA SuperNOVA 750W 80+ Gold
  • Display(s)
    S2716DG, Asus MX259H
  • Cooling
    CM Hyper 212 EVO
  • Keyboard
    Ducky Shine 5 RGB Brown Cherry MX
  • Mouse
    Logitech G400S
  • Sound
    HyperX Cloud II Gunmetal Grey
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
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  1. As a fellow citizen of Canadia, it's poking fun at how residents of Canada aren't referred to as Canadans or how thinking logically about the term Canadian that a country named Canadia should exist. Like how the term "Americans" refers to residents of [The United States of] America. American (person) - n = America (country) Russian - n = Russia Asian - n = Asia Indian - n = India Canadian - n = Canadia?
  2. AMD hasn't been a strong competitor against Intel for many years, before the Ryzen 3000 series came out (imo), so many people probably just stuck to Intel out of habit. From what I see on posts discussing builds, I've seen many cases where people defend their choice in an Intel CPU when others are suggesting a Ryzen instead not because of performance reasons, but because of things like: "I trust Intel more" "AMD CPUs are spaceheaters" "I've had problems with AMD CPUs in the past and I don't trust them anymore"
  3. Definitely extreme differences in the first few upgrades! I may have forgotten an additional CPU after the 166 MHz, I believe it was a 233 MHz Pentium in combination with some kind of Nvidia GPU with 32 MB VRAM. It was incredibly ill-suited for any kind of real gaming, the most it could do was Runescape (the original one) and simple games like Doom or StarCraft. I'd say the most incredible upgrade was the i5 4690S which was my first experience with an SSD. Completely knocked me off guard with the speed and I never really stopped being impressed by it.
  4. I definitely don't remember the years, but the list of CPUs I've ever owned is extremely tiny. I only make a new build when I absolutely have to. Exception is the 3900X, it was less of an urgent need but the bottleneck on my 4690S/GTX1080 combo was getting a bit annoying. Intel Pentium 166 MHz Intel Pentium 4 1.5 GHz Intel® Core™2 Quad Processor Q6600 Intel® Core™ i5-4690S AMD Ryzen™ 9 3900X (Current)
  5. With PBO on motherboard limits, my 3900X has never went beyond 165W on PPT under stress testing conditions based on my personal memory.
  6. Bought a GTX 1080 shortly after its release in 2016 to replace my R9 280X, luckily before GPU prices got jacked up from coin mining. The 1080 was the top non-Titan card and a Ti version wasn't on the horizon at the time so I decided to go "big" on an x80 card so I wouldn't have to upgrade again next generation. Turned out to be a great decision since the 20 series didn't get released until 2 years later, where it's equivalent to something between the RTX 2060 and 2070. When the 30 series comes around in 2020 (as it's rumored for release), where my 1080 will be equivalent to a 3050 to 3060, is when I'm going to retire it for a 3080 (or Ti) or whatever it will be called. The ~$780 CAD I paid for the 1080 seems great for 3+ solid years of 1440p gaming at 60-144fps. The only problem was my CPU at the time, a 4690S became more of a bottleneck over time, even at 1440p. So for my 2019 build, I chose to go for a Ryzen 3900X despite the common opinion that a 3700X is all you need for gaming. I learned from my previous build when an i5 4460 was "all you needed for gaming" and that quickly became false when more threads became beneficial to straight up required. My general rule of thumb for PC builds is take whatever the commonly-recommended "all you need for gaming" specs are and multiply it by it by 1.5 or 2 if you intend to keep the system long-term. 16GB RAM when 8GB was recommended, 1080 when a 1070 was recommended, and now a 3900X when a 3700X is recommended.
  7. I'm glad that I jumped ship to Apple a few weeks ago after being a continuous Android user. Sure my wallet is in a world of hurt, especially a month after building a new PC, but I'm in it for the long run and I picked Apple specifically for the longevity.
  8. Depending on how much "cheaper", this could be the upgrade I've been waiting for. My 1080 has been great from day 1, but I'll see how it endures by the time the 3000 series is released.
  9. Tried out the beta AGESA BIOS from Gigabyte, it just results in instability with audio distortions followed by instant reboots. I'm sticking with which has been completely rock-solid. The official release from Gigabyte has been working great, so I take back my above statement.
  10. I have the X570 Aorus Elite paired with a 3900X and I'm having a perfectly fine time with it. I did do a few weeks of research for x570 motherboards and I had narrowed it down to the Gigabyte Aorus Elite or the Asus TUF Gaming. They are both highly rated as the best motherboards for their price range with solid specs. From Buildzoid's review of the Aorus Elite, the VRMs are pretty "insane" and would be able to handle any CPU you throw at it. The further up the price tiers, all you get are better debug features like LEDs or displays (the Elite has nothing), better sound, dual bios, better VRMs (pointless as the Elite can handle an OC'ed 3900X and probably a 3950X easily) etc. Personally I don't really care about those bells and whistles, I wanted a strong built motherboard at a good price without sacrificing quality so I decided against going above the Elite's price point.
  11. I'm afraid to think about how many dead pixels one can expect if they decide to buy one of these screens.
  12. Personally the 4 digit price tag on the iPhone scares me more than the camera holes.
  13. It's not like the games I already have simply disappear upon building a new PC, so I'd play what I have already, and at better quality settings and FPS than I did before.
  14. Currently using a Nexus 6P, bought it at the end of 2015. It's been great to me, though the phone suffers from the "instant dead battery" issue at ~30% (+/- 10% randomly). I'm considering moving onto an iPhone after hearing about their ludicrous longevity, and also for ease of finding accessories such as phone cases and screen protectors.
  15. I've used Youtube for all my music needs for the past 10 or so years. I did sign up for Spotify this week but haven't felt the need to actually use it.