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About Kongou

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  • CPU
    Intel Core i5-4690S 3.2GHz (Undervolted -0.060V core, -0.120V cache)
  • Motherboard
    MSI Z97-G45 Gaming
  • RAM
    Corsair Vengeance Pro 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 (OC to CAS10/2200 MHz @ 1.65v)
  • GPU
    EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 GAMING ACX 3.0 (2.1 GHz core/+550 MHz VRAM)
  • 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
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    EVGA SuperNOVA 750W 80+ Gold
  • Display(s)
    Dell S2417DG, Asus MX259H
  • Cooling
    CM Hyper 212 EVO
  • Keyboard
    Ducky Shine 5 RGB Brown Cherry MX
  • Mouse
    Logitech G400S
  • Sound
    SteelSeries Siberia V2 (Black)
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
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  1. Kongou

    Ryzen 3000 Leaks

    I had the impression that Ryzen was more dependent on high speed RAM than Intel since every Ryzen and RAM discussion always involves "but is it Samsung B-die RAM?". If things have changed since then, I'll definitely take a new took at Ryzen with this in mind. At this moment, I'm between Ryzen or no build at all, Intel isn't even a possibility for me due to the disappointment that is the 9900K. Fortunately, my 4690S is still going strong and I honestly haven't felt any difference in performance between now and when it was a fresh build. But I'm now considering Ryzen as a serious CPU choice for a next build.
  2. Kongou

    Ryzen 3000 Leaks

    If only Ryzen could do away with its reliance on high-frequency RAM, then I would seriously consider a Ryzen CPU in my next build. That's really the only thing that's preventing me from committing to AMD and breaking away from Intel on the CPU side.
  3. Each time I hear another Windows 10 update horror story, I make sure that my Windows Update service is set to Manual and not running. Thankfully, all is still good.
  4. This is the first time I've even heard of Flickr. I've always used Imgur as my go-to image hosting needs. If they want to pull their own plug, all the more power to them.
  5. Kongou

    And now I don't understand humans.....

    As someone who had their eye on the 9900K back when it was announced (but has since decided against buying), I knew the price to performance would be garbage compared to AMD's CPUs but it was something I didn't mind because money is something I can continue to earn and recover over time, but a CPU's maximum potential performance remains constant. While it's true a lot of people still have the misconception of AMD CPUs being "space heaters" and Intel being the "cool, high performer", straight up telling people the truth won't be enough to convince them, especially when it's coming from someone trying to sell them a product. Once a customer has their mind set on something, trying to convince them to buy something else is similar to saying "we don't have this product you want, but here's an alternative, that's just as good!" Sure the alternative may be as good as (or better) than what they were looking to buy, but the customer won't be fully satisfied especially when hundreds of dollars are being spent. There's always going to be a lingering sense of regret on the customer's part when they walk out of the store with something the store clerk convinced them to buy rather than what they had planned on buying (especially if they had previous biases against the alternative), and any problems they encounter with the alternative product (the AMD CPU in this case) will probably harden their previous bias against all future products from that brand. A little rambling maybe, but what I'm trying to say is that while it's cool to give informational tidbits to customers so that they can make an informed purchase, in the end it's the customer's responsibility to decide whether or not to follow the advice they're given. So don't feel like you failed if you couldn't convince them on the merits of an AMD CPU.
  6. Personally I'm amazed there is even a debate about this. In my opinion, the obvious answer is that the passenger's lives are the first priority because the duty of the automated vehicle is towards its owner (ie: the person who bought the thing) and passengers, everyone and everything else is secondary. The reasoning is that a manufactured product should never purposefully harm or kill its owner/user (unless it's a product designed for that). Next level down after the vehicle's passengers, the AI should seek the outcome with the least severe and fewest number of casualties outside of the vehicle itself - preferably zero, but the world isn't an ideal scenario. But then again this is just my opinion and I haven't been well-read about the (what seems to be) huge debate about the morality issue. Personally it seems more clear-cut to me.
  7. Weird Face proposes "Canadian Music Group" should fuck right off.
  8. Xeons were commonly recommended for non-overclocking gamers back in days where they were compatible with consumer Z and H-series motherboards. They're the exactly the same chip as their i7 counterparts, just locked and binned differently. Any Xeon can be used for gaming as long as not too much clock speed was sacrificed for core count (ie: 20+ core processors won't make much sense for gaming).
  9. Kongou

    Memory inductors on older Nvidia GPUs are failing

    That's one way to keep people upgrading their GPUs. I just hope my 1080 (reference PCB) holds out until the 30xx series.
  10. Kongou

    2000 Series naming confirm by Nvidia??

    My concern about jumping 10 numbers from 10xx to 20xx is... what happens after the 90xx series? Something tells me they're not going to go for 100xx.
  11. Kongou

    Everything is HUGE on my Desktop (Windows 10)

    Try right click desktop > Display Settings > Scale and layout, adjust your scaling until everything looks normal. Edit: Looks like the issue got solved while I was typing.
  12. I distinctly remember reading some newspaper ads 10+ years ago, when a retailer did exactly this: advertising a 2GHz 4-core CPU as "8 GHz". Totally annoyed the shit out of me with their false advertising, as having 4 cores doesn't mean you get one task done 4 times faster, it just means you can (theoretically) do different 4 tasks in the same time you do 1.
  13. Kongou

    Why should I choose NVIDIA ?

    My last graphics card was an AMD R9 280X but I switched sides to Nvidia's GTX 1080. The reason was purely performance-related. At the time, AMD's top card was the RX 480, which greatly fell below my (and probably everyone's) expectations. I didn't have any faith that the 580 would come out anytime soon and even if it did, I doubted it would beat or even match the 1080. Best value for money? I'm not sure how to judge that, I suppose it varies from person to person. The way I see it, I can always earn more money, but I can't "earn" more performance without spending more money, so I went with the highest performance card that didn't wreck my bank - my 1080 is a reference PCB with custom cooler and no factory overclock. In the pre-Bitcoin days, AMD was widely regarded as the best price to performance option, at the cost of heat/noise. Today with mining, it's not clear who is best in that department, it all depends on what's the big "coin" being mined and which side it favors. For the other questions, I'm sure other people have answered them better than I can. In the past, AMD cards have continued to increase in performance over time with driver updates over time. For example, the R9 280X, which was the GTX 770's rival, had begun to approach, or exceeded the 780 in performance. The last point was purely from memory and I don't have hard evidence for it.
  14. I can't wait until Intel releases a mainstream 8-core soldered i7 CPU. I will definitely order my next build when that day arrives.