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About STRMfrmXMN

  • Title
    Permanently logged off ✌
  • Birthday April 5

Contact Methods

  • Battle.net
  • Steam

Profile Information

  • Gender
  • Location
    Portland, Oregon. Stop moving here, please.
  • Interests
    Plaid, Cars and Computers. Slight obsession with Zooey Deschanel.
  • Biography
    Got issued a warning on Saturday, September 22. From a mod that seemed to be looking for a reason to ban someone - in my case - over a status update I made a week prior to my warning. I have no reason to acknowledge it. That's an incredibly petty thing to do.

    My Steam/Battlenet are in my profile if you want to get in touch with me, maybe we could play some games in my rare spare time. But since I'm not terribly fond of the way the moderating team has handled things here, I'll be on my way out.

    Plenty of other people on this forum know as much or more than me about PSUs and other computer hardware, such as JonnyGURU, Stefan Payne, seon, and others. If you have questions then ask them for good advice. For now, I'm out guys.


  • CPU
    AMD R7 1700X @ 3.9 GHz 1.34V
  • Motherboard
    Asus X370 Prime Pro
  • RAM
    Hynix (yuck) G.Skill 16GB Ripjaws V 3200 MHz @ 2800
  • GPU
    EVGA GTX 970 + 160 MHz core, + 400 mem
  • Case
    NZXT S340 Black
  • Storage
    Samsung 850 EVO 250GB (Windows) + OCZ Arc 100 120GB (Storage)
  • PSU
    EVGA 550GS
  • Display(s)
    Asus VG248QE 144hz + Dell U2515H 1440P IPS 60Hz
  • Cooling
    Noctua D15S + color explosion of Noctua fans
  • Keyboard
    CM Storm Quickfire Rapid with Cherry MX Greens on custom extended mousemat <3 (plus Mercy Rez symbol for Esc key!)
  • Mouse
    Logitech G403 on custom extended mousemat
  • Sound
    Mayflower O2/ODAC-> Takstar Pro82 + JBL LSR305 + AKG K712s + Sennheiser CX 2.00i
  • Operating System
    Windows 10
  • PCPartPicker URL

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  1. Can you please elaborate what "Permanently logged off" means? :/ 

    I mean I'm only visiting the forums once every week or so but that dinnae sound good hen... 

    1. CUDAcores89
    2. Mr.Meerkat


      I see...pickle taking over eh? :D 

    3. OnyxArmos


      Permanently logged off probably means never coming back 😂

  2. STRMfrmXMN

    Need Help Upgrading My PSU

    A 2080 uses marginally more power than a 1080, so yes, a good 500W unit would be plenty for one with something like an 8700K.
  3. STRMfrmXMN

    Need Help Upgrading My PSU

    The Focus Plus Gold is fine, just get that.
  4. STRMfrmXMN

    504w on a 600w psu?

    Why do you need displayport? Can you use DVI-dual link? I'm guessing you're running a 144 Hz monitor or the like. If it has DVI then that is 144 Hz capable, or at least that's why I run my 144 Hz display off of. Plugging in a 1060 will probably cause problems and just add power draw. I'd keep using your 1070 and buy whatever cable you need. What exactly is a 1070 lacking in display outputs...?
  5. STRMfrmXMN

    Need Help Upgrading My PSU

    The Focus Plus is the better unit. The 1*6 on the Gigabyte means that, of the 6+2 pin connections that your PSU offers, you'll have to take one of the 6+2 connections and leave the +2 connection hanging off. Looks kinda ugly, but that's how it is. By glad you don't have a dual 6-pin card like my GTX 970
  6. STRMfrmXMN

    PSU Tier List Updated

    A 450W PSU would power that with OC without issue.
  7. STRMfrmXMN

    Is vs650 good for my next build?

    Ah Well then get the extra 200W, go for it.
  8. STRMfrmXMN

    Is vs650 good for my next build?

    Yes, but GET THE 450W VERSION You truly do not need anywhere near 650W.
  9. STRMfrmXMN

    Is vs650 good for my next build?

    No, the Corsair CX450M is a much better choice. The VS is for dGPU-less systems. Them offering a 650W variant makes zero sense. Your system will use about 200W without OC and maybe 300W with it, so you're fine on the CX450.
  10. STRMfrmXMN

    Pentium 2 Power Supply

    Pretty much anything for a Pentium 4 machine as long as it has enough power on the minor rails and has the proper connections.
  11. STRMfrmXMN

    RM750x 2015 vs 2018 version

    It's not worth getting a 750W PSU, especially if you don't plan to OC. A GTX 2080 Ti and 8700K with OC will use less than 500W. Your system with a Ryzen 2600 and RX 580, without OC, will use maybe 200W. Get the 550W RMx and you'll be fine.
  12. STRMfrmXMN

    PSU Tier List Updated

    I think one is modular and one isn't but someone told me somewhere on this forum that they're different. Can't remember who they cited. I like to do that with the naming scheme because people will ask all the time. Helps with dumb naming schemes like Cooler Master's MasterWatt series.
  13. STRMfrmXMN

    Should I replace my PSU?

    That PSU will be fine to keep for now.