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Daveeede

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About Daveeede

  • Title
    I'm probably yawning right now.
  • Birthday 1993-10-26

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    @Daveeede

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Montreal, QC
  • Interests
    Tech, hockey, and civil engineering.
  • Biography
    I should probably be doing something else right now.
  • Occupation
    Something something engineer something something

System

  • CPU
    Intel i7-4790k
  • Motherboard
    Asus Z97-Pro (Wifi-AC)
  • RAM
    16 GB Kingston Fury 1866 MHz
  • GPU
    Asus GTX 1070 Strix
  • Case
    Phanteks Evolv ATX TG
  • Storage
    MX200 250GB, WD Black 1TB, WD Blue 3TB
  • PSU
    EVGA 750 G2
  • Display(s)
    2x Dell U2414H
  • Cooling
    Be Quiet! Dark Rock 3
  • Keyboard
    Corsair K70 RGB w/ Brown switches
  • Mouse
    Logitech G602
  • Sound
    Logitech Z623 2.1 System
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Professional
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  1. Super late to the party here but there is a difference between sustained wind speed and max gust wind speed. Im not a meteorologist but we study wind speeds in structural engineering and most of the time the max 3-sec gust is what is reported. Coincidentally buildings are designed based on the max 3-sec gust expected in a location over a 50 year return period. In Florida, thats up to 200 mph in the latest building code. Its the old crumbly buildings you need to stay away from. EDIT: So just to say, 90 mph sustained wind is crazy high. Gust are typically 2x the sustained speed in a location.
  2. Not sure I understand what is going on here, but that benchmark looks totally normal. Google the difference between sequential read/write speeds vs random read/write speeds. I won't explain it better than the internet can, but essentially the ssd manufacturers rate their SSD's speed based on a best case usage scenario. Crystaldiskmark checks several usage types which is why some of the speeds are below 1000 mb/s.
  3. its in CAD so like under 100$ usd seems cheap as **** to me haha any difference between the ones I posted above?
  4. 1 TB Crucial P1 - 130$ 1 TB HP EX920 - 170$ 1 TB Crucial MX500 (sata)- 145$ 1 TB Intel 660p (NVMe) - 130$ what would you get?
  5. Looks solid but I would opt for an air cooler over a liquid cooler. Also, get an ssd boot drive.
  6. I'm looking to increase the SSD storage I have in my PC. Currently I have a 250GB Crucial MX200 boot drive with a 1 TB WD Black harddrive and another 3TB WD green storage drive. I want to move some of my games onto the SSD so Im thinking of getting a 1 TB SSD. Prices seem reasonable enough to me. I saw that the Crucial P1 NVMe drive is like only 130$ for 1TB so that looks interesting. My motherboard is an Asus Z97-Pro and it has an M.2 slot but I believe it is limited to PCIe 2.0 x4. I will upgrade my system at some point in the next few years but for now it is doing the job. Should I just grab a normal sata ssd is the P1 too good a deal to pass up? Feel free to recommend something else if you have other ideas.
  7. Canada Computers is probably your best bet if you want a physical store. Amazon.ca and newegg.ca are great if you're ordering online. Otherwise, all the major canadian retailers will ship to Montreal. I was born and raised in Montreal so I know it can be a bit of a struggle to get PC components here.
  8. EDIT: nvm misread the question. See what the guy above me said. Its a common feature nowadays that can usually be disabled.
  9. How about a used gtx 1070? Pretty sure they can be had for about that price. Should easily outperform the GTX 1660.
  10. Its publisher's decision, not the developers. They must've seen an opportunity to be more profitable on the EGS.
  11. Excited to play it on release. Its one of my favorite franchises and I'm happy to support the developer.
  12. Not normal for an Asus Strix card. I think it might be starved for air in that tight mini-itx case. Are temps better with the side panel off? Also, check the fan curve used by the card. There was a glitch at one point on some cards preventing the fans from spinning up.
  13. I'd sell the ram seperately and maybe pop in just an 8gb stick before selling the PC. The Corsair RGB ram is pretty pricey at those speeds. Might be worth as much as the rest of the system.
  14. Just as a warning, I discuss some illegal topics within this thread so I understand if it gets removed. I do not condone theft, I am merely trying to really understand how certain the grey markets I have mentioned in my title work. I was watching some random videos on youtube and stumbled across someone showing how stolen credit cards are sold on the dark web. I don't consider myself naive, yet I was kind of shocked at how easy it seemed. The person mentioned how buying digital media, such as software and video games was the lowest risk way of using a stolen card, since very little personal information is required. I then thought about G2A and Kinguin. Now I'll admit I've purchased a game here and there from G2A and always questioned the legitimacy. But the keys worked so I went on my merry way and didn't bother. I thought the keys were purchased for cheap in other markets or bought in bulk during sales. Now I remember there was a time where G2A approached LTT for a sponsorship spot, but was refused after some fans brought up how sketchy G2A could be. I guess my question is this: is there a way to tell which games are actually obtained through legitimate means? Or should we be avoiding these sites entirely? These seem like the ideal place for people to make an easy buck illegally.
  15. Most motherboard software is littered with bugs so I don't think this is a serious issue. I wouldn't return the motherboard because of it.
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