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WelshDdraig

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About WelshDdraig

  • Title
    Welsh Anime Watcher and VN Player
  • Birthday 1995-12-19

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  • Origin
    alexp10v2
  • Steam
    alexp10v2
  • Twitch.tv
    http://www.twitch.tv/alexp10v2
  • Twitter
    alexp10v2
  • Xbox Live
    alexp10v2

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    In the Land of Unity & UE4
  • Interests
    PC Gaming & Creation
    Anime, Anime, and more Anime.
    Some Manga.
  • Biography
    A Second year Computing and Games Development student studying at a university in the UK.
    As soon as this is done - I'm out of here, trouble is where? Everywhere is basically f**ked...

    Also, has probably the worst taste in music you have ever seen / heard of.
    One of the Few, who refuses to use Facebook. If you want me, use my twitter or here on the forum.

    Anime watcher, Favourite series in order
    1. Highschool DxD (All Seasons)
    2. Angel Beats! (That ending though T_T)
    3. Akame Ga Kill!
    4. The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
    5. Dog Days
    6. Mirai Nikki

    More on this:
    https://myanimelist.net/animelist/Alexp10v2
  • Occupation
    Student

System

  • CPU
    Intel Core i7 6800K @ 4.0GHz
  • Motherboard
    Gigabyte X99-SOC Champion
  • RAM
    Corsair Vengeance 16GB DDR4 @ 2666Mhz (OC'ed)
  • GPU
    Palit GTX 1070 Dual @2050 MHz Core
  • Case
    Phanteks Enthoo Pro Black - Windowed
  • Storage
    Samsung Evo 250GB, OCZ Arc 100 120GB, WD Green 120GB SSD, 3TB WD Blue, 1TB WD Blue, 1TB Seagate Barracuda, 4TB Seagate Barracuda, 3x1TB Hitatchi 2.5" HDD
  • PSU
    Corsair HX750w
  • Display(s)
    LG 24" @1080p - TN, Samsung SD590 1080p - PLS
  • Cooling
    Phanteks TC-14PE rev 2.0 - Black
  • Keyboard
    Drevo US Tyfring Mechanical Blue RGB Keyboard (Blue Switch)
  • Mouse
    Logitech G502 RGB Mouse
  • Sound
    Logitech Z506 Surround with Asus DGX 7.1
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro - Win 10 Education install corrupted...

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  1. As a Game dev student, this looks really interesting and I'd love to have a play around with this demo in the future. However, I'd have to learn yet another engine (in my own time - which I don't have much off at the moment.) I am really interested in this. Now, all we need is a Crysis "Anniversary Edition" where it's been re-done for Ray Tracing. Then we will have another "Can It Run Crysis?" meme
  2. I actually mentioned that. I was stating apart from that. You never had Type-B as a physical direct input (as a port) on a PC, (as far as I know)
  3. I kind of agree with the retiring of connectors, as USB Type-C is amazing... However, there are so many peripherals that use the Type A standard (keyboard and mice, as examples) that I can't really see that happening. Much the same as you can (rarely - but still possible) find PS2 on modern computers. Also, correct me if I'm wrong, but the "Type-B" standard never made it to the PC as an input, did it? (I'm not talking about Type-A to Type-B cables like you got with mobile phones).
  4. Source 1: https://www.overclock3d.net/news/input_devices/thunderbolt_3_becomes_usb4_-_intel_contributes_thunderbolt_3_to_create_usb4_specification/1 Source 2: https://www.tomshardware.com/news/usb4-thunderbolt-3-40gbps-type-c,38736.html Source 3: https://www.theverge.com/2019/3/4/18246182/usb-4-thunderbolt-3-specs-features-release-date (The Verge, Personal bias - avoid...) In a shocking and (somewhat) unexpected move, Intel has decided to contribute its Thunderbolt 3 standard the USB Promoter Group (The people who design the USB Specification). This will essentially allow Thunderbolt 3 to become the new standard for USB (Still based over USB Type-C, Thankfully), and will also make it fully backward compatible with USBs previous standards: USB 2, USB 3.0, USB 3.1 and the recently renamed/announced USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 (Confusing much?). It will also provide Twice the current throughput of the current Thunderbolt 3/USB 3 Type-C at a rate of 40 Gbps, compared to the current 20 Gbps on USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 (I hate that naming scheme so much...) New Quote Added: The reason was given for this generosity, seems to be a pure market move, more than that of willingness. With the upcoming Intel 10nm node, Intel plans to integrate Thunderbolt 3 directly into their processors. Which should mean a much wider adoption rate over the current implementation of Thunderbolt 3. The Downside, however, seems to be for AMD. Since it will be baked into the 10nm node, that means it could put AMD at a disadvantage until they come up with a way to support the new USB 4 standard on their platform. The entire USB4 specification will be published around the middle of 2019, along with an updated specification for the USB Type-C specification, in an effort to updated power requirements (possibly a higher power output over the cable, or maybe a way to discern cables that don't meet spec?). One this is for sure - that it can be expected that the new USB 4 standard will more than likely be based on the Thunderbolt 3 standard. My thoughts? Well, it's cool and really amazing. The lack of Thunderbolt 3 for consumers on lower end products is extremely lacking. Hopefully by integrating it into the USB 4 specification will lower (possibly remove) the royalties that Intel claims and can make the feature much more widespread. Again, the downside I see to this is for AMD. Would they be able to license the new standard or will they have to come up with their own specification for USB 4 without Thunderbolt? Only time will tell. Either way, I'm really excited about this news. Your Thoughts? Please leave them down below EDIT: Aditional Images (taken from Toms Hardware & Overclock3D, provided by Intel) UPDATE #1: Thanks to The Benjamins for this. Here is the Update Announcement from the USB.Org https://usb.org/sites/default/files/2019-03/USB_PG_USB4_DevUpdate_Announcement_FINAL_20190226.pdf
  5. Hey everyone - not sure where I would put this, but I'm just looking for estimates so I don't look like a complete idiot if I try to sell at some ridiculous price. I'm looking to downsize my PC as its way to large for the space that I have access to, and that I'm constantly moving about, so, the smaller - the better. However - it would need to have performance comparable to the current specs due to the course I do at university (Computing and Games Development). With that out of the way - would someone be able to give me a rough figure for what I'm looking at for my current set up (specs below) and maybe help me price up a comparably spec'ed system. (Currency is GBP) Motherboard - Gigabyte X99 SOC Champion CPU - Intel Core i7 6800K RAM - Corsair 16GB DDR4 2400MHz (OC'ed to 2666MHz) Cooler - Phanteks TC14-PE Graphics Card - Palit GTX 1070 PSU - Corsair HX 750 Storage - 2 x 120GB SSDs (WD/OCZ), 1x 250GB SSD (Samsung 850 Evo) - Keeping the HDDs due to data. Case - Phanteks Enthoo Pro (A little scratched) Sound Card - Asus Xonar DS X WiFi - TP-Link WDN4800 Cheers
  6. WelshDdraig

    Why did you buy an Android phone?

    Customisability and the freedom (mostly) to do what we want with the devices we paid for. iOS seemed too, "either it's our way or the highway", to me. Android - I can do what I want. I love iOS, but I would never use it day to day for my main phone.
  7. WelshDdraig

    Windows 10 May Reserve Another 7GB For Updates.

    Being the resident "techie" in my family - I can say this with a passion. Those laptops can go burn in a fire for all I care. Yes - they are cheap and relatively small and lightweight, but the sacrifice way too much: Storage - emmc, way too low a capacity in current models, especially with updates getting larger and larger. Lack of I/O (my mothers "laptop" has a single USB 2 type A and an HDMI out. Some have no expandable storage - so the 32gb of emmc is all you get (minus cloud services). Typically they have pretty bad CPU's (like low power Celeron and Pentiums) Low RAM - Most ship with just 2GB of RAM, and that being extremely slow RAM that can't be upgraded. The trackpad and keyboard are typically terrible. If this feature from the upcoming Windows update kills of these types of laptops - I will gladly welcome this update with open arms.
  8. WelshDdraig

    Ryzen 3000 Leaks

    If these are true - I'm going to ditch my 6800K and move over to the new Ryzen line-up. Those core counts, at those clock speed at those prices? That is too good to be true. But if it is - Intel is basically f**ked...
  9. WelshDdraig

    NVidia is selling different RTX chip packages - Binning evolved

    Does this mean anything for GPUBoost?
  10. WelshDdraig

    Secret Always-On Office 365 Tool logs Massive Data

    Well, I say to use - more like forced. Given a choice, I would use a different service or would have expected my university to have its own custom in-house email server. As for documents and stuff - I use Google Docs/Sheets/Pages, and before I submit - I push it over to OneDrive as its the "standard" that is used in university, just to confirm the formatting is correct etc. But officially, we're supposed to use Microsoft 365 Office and Outlook - whether I like it or not and stick to doing what I'm told, that's a different story.
  11. WelshDdraig

    Secret Always-On Office 365 Tool logs Massive Data

    I use Outlook and the 365 version of Office for University as they have a deal with Microsoft - not sure if education licenses are affected - but if they are, I can't imagine mine - let alone all universities who have partnered with Microsoft will be happy.
  12. I was recently using AndyOS just to mess around with Android on PC - experience was extremely *insert a profanity here for bad* on my 6800K and 1070. What I do like is what has been put in the description of the video: So, it looks like when it was reported to the Andy team, they are just like - "Screw You, we don't like you've found us out so...You're banned." If that doesn't scream shady - we need to get Slim in the house to do it, because this is shady AF.
  13. Personally, I prefer TS to Discord. Yes, it's not free - but the dedicated servers and low system usage is one of the huge benefits IMO. Discord can get a little CPU/RAM happy on large servers with a lot of people connected to the voice channels. The only reason I use Discord is that its free and a lot of my friends have migrated over to it - but I'll jump back to Teamspeak in a heartbeat.
  14. WelshDdraig

    Is this real or is there some BS going on here

    Looking at the site, I would assume (from the URL) that this site bought a bunch of GPU's for the mining rush to sell at inflated prices, but have now decided to cut their losses and sell the cards cheap - OR - they are pre-used for mining and are now no longer a profitable way to mine, so the site is cutting its losses again - OR - this is an extreme bargain and everyone should get one
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