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About STRMfrmXMN

  • Title
    Tried overclocking once
  • Birthday April 5


  • CPU
    Intel Core i7 4770S - rip worst overclocking 4670K ever, thx Gigabyte
  • Motherboard
    Gigabyte Z87X-D3H
  • RAM
    16 GB Corsair Vengeance 1600 MHz
  • 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)
    24" Asus VG248QE 144hz + Dell U2515H 1440P IPS 60Hz
  • Cooling
    Cryorig M9i (CPU) + Noctua P12 (intake) + Noctua S12 Redux PWM (intake) + stock NZXT 120MM (exhaust)
  • Keyboard
    CM Storm Quickfire Rapid with Cherry MX Greens on Perixx extended mousemat <3 (plus Mercy Rez symbol for Esc key!)
  • Mouse
    Logitech G602 on Perixx extended mousemat
  • Sound
    Mayflower O2/ODAC-> NVX XPT100+ JBL LSR305 + Sennheiser CX 2.00i + AKG K712s
  • Operating System
    Windows 7

Profile Information

  • Gender
  • Location
    Portland, Oregon. Stop moving here, please.
  • Interests
    Plaid, Cars and Computers. Slight obsession with Zooey Deschanel. I am a support main in Overwatch currently at 3000 SR if you wanna play.
  • Biography
    I have 3 dogs and cancer memes ლ( º ل͜ º ლ)

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  • Battle.net

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  1. PSU Tier List Updated

  2. I forgot what a pain in the ass it is to get Windows 7 up and running from the ground up. 5 or so hours of updates, drivers, and random shit later I have a working system! 

  3. PSU Tier List Updated

  4. PSU Tier List Updated

    Currency conversion is fun, ay? I'd say the TX650M would be plenty for you.
  5. PSU Tier List Updated

    You can? I know you work at Corsair but how much say do they give you with their PSUs? Just curious.
  6. PSU Tier List Updated

    Ooh, I stand corrected!
  7. PSU Tier List Updated

    The Focus Plus has been out for quite some time now though. I've used one in a build already
  8. I'd downgrade to a 1500X and not get any extra case fans so you can afford a 120 GB SSD. Please, your system will never get all slow and crappy over the course of a year if you have an SSD. Also note that OC with that board is kind of hell. I used the mATX version of the board in a friend's PC and had nothing but issues overclocking with it. It has a 3-phase that's efficient and all but the board has NO LLC whatsoever and has tremendously bad vdroop when under load. To counter this you have to set the vcore really high, to like 1.35V for a 3.8 GHz overclock on his 1600. Also have to up VRIN voltage and DRAM voltage - all done in Ryzen Master because the BIOS has so many issues with OC it's unbelievable.
  9. Phenom 2 PC just shuts down.

    Usually a dying PSU will go when under load or will die right when Windows boots. It is possible but the TX650 isn't a bad unit.
  10. Looking for a power supply

    The other suggestions are just going to tell you to get a CX450, just BTW. Or, if it's available in the location you're in, the Corsair Vengeance.
  11. Will my PSU handle a GTX 1060?

    It's just old as heck and will be replaced within the next month by the Seasonic Core series sooooo Yeah, it's better than OP's PSU but the CX450 is better bar the fan in the semi-modular version.
  12. Thoughts on my current build.

    Random person on the internet had a problem with hardware. Look up "Gigabyte SOC Champion RAM not working." I haven't even Googled to see if this is a problem someone had with one of the most expensive motherboards in existence, but I'm sure somebody had to have an issue with it.
  13. Thoughts on my current build.

    The CX from pre-2016 are vastly different. You're getting a totally different unit. The old CX series got a lot of hate for "blowing up" when, in reality, it would just restart itself if it got too hot (which is what it's supposed to do, mind you). It did this as a lower temperature than preferred but it's still nowhere near the pile of explosions waiting to happen that many make it out to be. The CX550 is a very good unit.
  14. New motherboard seems to work flawlessly but Microsoft is a fucking idiot because they deactivated (permanently) the Windows 10 key I paid for back when it was a wee Windows 7 key. It's a retail key. It should work if I switch the OS between systems but no....


    Ugh, fuck Microsoft.

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    2. bob51zhang


      Well, pretty sure the Win10 Accessibility thing still works, so you could give that a try.

    3. STRMfrmXMN


      @bob51zhangI'd do that but I instead bought a Windows 7 key and am working with that now

    4. STRMfrmXMN


      @YummychickenblueI use Lubuntu on my XPS13 but I need Windows for Premiere and vidya games.

  15. bitrate?

    For 3MB upload I recommend no more than 3000. And 720P 60 is most certainly more exciting to watch than any video game at 30 FPS. If you have a higher bitrate or use a different encoder you might get better quality.