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Stefan Payne

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    Stefan Payne got a reaction from JonoT in Move LTX 2019/2020 to Florida/Georgia?   
    Why?
    Because you live there?
     
    They should do it, whereever they want and have a venue that will host them without problems.
    They have done it where they have and it doesn't seem like there were no problems for them, why switch to another venue they've never seen, they've never worked with they don't know how well it will work, when they already have something that works well for them??
     
    The only reason for them to switch is if they need more space.
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    Stefan Payne got a reaction from LienusLateTips in Move LTX 2019/2020 to Florida/Georgia?   
    Why?
    Because you live there?
     
    They should do it, whereever they want and have a venue that will host them without problems.
    They have done it where they have and it doesn't seem like there were no problems for them, why switch to another venue they've never seen, they've never worked with they don't know how well it will work, when they already have something that works well for them??
     
    The only reason for them to switch is if they need more space.
  3. Funny
    Stefan Payne got a reaction from TopHatProductions115 in If Vega 2 is Radeon VII...   
    Probably.
     
    But what about Radeon RTX?
  4. Funny
    Stefan Payne got a reaction from Tuugeboi in [OLD] PSU Tier List 3.0 (Legacy)   
    Hong Hua
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    Stefan Payne got a reaction from Tuugeboi in [OLD] PSU Tier List 3.0 (Legacy)   
    Yes, obviously as Seasonic is better, because there is Seasonic printed on the Label. How can you not see that!!111
     
    And everyone on the Interwebs tells that Seasonic is the best of the best of the best. Obviously they are right
    /s
     
    Yeah, Seasonic isn't that great, the Focus has some issues with some GPUs that other designs, even ~10 year old 750W FSP Resonant LLC units have not...
     
    Why do you keep claiming this FUD, even after you were told many times that its a false statement?!
    And you now knowingly spread false Information.
     
    Even Seasonic stated at least one other GPU that causes Trouble -> ASUS 970 Strix.
    And there is also the MSI 1080ti, wich causes the Bitfenix Whisper M 550W to switch off for example.

    Why should this card NOT cause issues with other PSU with their Transients??
     
    Here a Thread about that:
    http://www.jonnyguru.com/forums/showthread.php?16238-Seasonic-officially-reacts-to-the-GPU-compatibility-issues&highlight=Seasonic

    SEASONIC even admitted that the ASUS GTX 970 Strix also has possible compatibility Issues.
     
    Here a Posting from The Mask, wo says that some 1080ti Cards are also affected:
    http://www.jonnyguru.com/forums/showthread.php?16238-Seasonic-officially-reacts-to-the-GPU-compatibility-issues&p=154165#post154165
     
    Here another Posting about it, also stating quite some high end Cards.
     
    Here the User mentioned:
    https://gathering.tweakers.net/forum/view_message/55950581
    There are multiple cards affected and can cause potential issues, not just VEGA; every high(er) end GPU can be problematic!
     
    Claiming that its just VEGA is just incorrect and you know it, I've told you many times, yet you keep claiming its only VEGA.
    I have to ask, why you keep claiming that its only VEGA?!
     
     
    Why do you keep defending Seasonic so vehemently?!
     
  6. Agree
    Stefan Payne got a reaction from Tuugeboi in [OLD] PSU Tier List 3.0 (Legacy)   
    Even I am not that qualified and know that I only write Marketing stuff for PSU but the things I can rate I will. And I will be harsh if something is really messed up - like a fan starting/stopping every other second. Especially since it has a Sleeve Number and no other "Imprint" (ie FDB written over the label but even then. For a 2BB I'd not be as harsh).
     
    So yeah, without an electronic load, Reviews in General of PSU are rather useless and can only tell you the noise of the PSU.
    Their access to Chroma ATE and other Load Testers and Osciloscopes.
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    Stefan Payne got a reaction from Mattias Edeslatt in [OLD] PSU Tier List 3.0 (Legacy)   
    You don't understand what Protections are for.
    Its the same with Seatbelts and Airbags in cars. You don't need it for normal operation. 
     
     
    OTP you need for:
    a) fan fails
    b) intake obstructed
    c) fan obstructed
     
    Or you rather have your PSU catch on fire, because some components are already rated for 175°C or more. And can also be  way hotter than that.
    The Transformer can overheat, dust or the carpet can catch on fire.

    Yeah, absolutely NOT important...
     
    In Jonnyguru someone posted pictures of an old Delta unit that desoldered itself because the fan failed...
     
    Same with other protection features. They are there to protect against faults, not needed for normal operation.
     
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    Stefan Payne got a reaction from Ben17 in BREAKING: Notre Dame on Fire...   
    Of course they are...
    Because its already heated in france, if there might even be the possibility of arson (or they outright say it), there is a good chance it starts a civil war.
     
    I think Styx said as much as well, that we might eventually get to know what really happened in a couple of years (or rather decades)...
     
    France is already censoring news about the Yellow Vest Protests that are still happening...
     
    I'm not saying that its arson, I'm saying that the French Gouvernment has to say its not arson at this point in time to not escalate the situation over there further.
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    Stefan Payne got a reaction from Ben17 in BREAKING: Notre Dame on Fire...   
    No, that's the least it is.
    It was a historical monument that was able to show some of our past and was the home of some incredible artwork.
     
    The Building itself is bad enough but to make matters worse, there was a ton of stuff inside.
     
    We lost a ton of historical artifacts today...
    And a historical monument...
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    Stefan Payne got a reaction from Ben17 in BREAKING: Notre Dame on Fire...   
    Sadly I ain't Joking
    Sad day for such a magnificient monument.
  11. Agree
    Stefan Payne got a reaction from Ben17 in Will my Ryzen 7 1800x bottleneck a 2070 or 1070ti?   
    Right now, depending on where you live, I'd look at Vega sales as well. They are rather cheap right now and can be obtained for like 300€ for VEGA 56, if you're lucky, you can get a 64 for 400€.
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    Stefan Payne got a reaction from Royal_Commander_BE in New rx 580 dead?   
    Yep, it is.
    And THAT is what the Warranty is for.

    Because of the difficulty of the manufacturing process there can be some cards that don't show any issues within the factory but have some minor mistakes, either bad etched traces or bad soldering joints because of bad moonshine or something else could either get loose or die within a couple of hours.
     
    That is totally normal and nothing to worry about. It just sucks to be the one withthe "Monday's Component".
     
    So just contact Amazon and ask for a replacement. That shouldn't be an issue. Every dealer should suspect a couple of "dead on arrival" components...
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    Stefan Payne got a reaction from paddy-stone in 2700x vs 1700x   
    In that case I'd go for the cheaper one. 
    Though the 2700 is faster, 100€ or so isn't really worth it (Assuming you're not talking in Down Under or Maple Dollars)
     
    The 3600 is, allegedly, faster or close to the 2700 in multi core applications and the MSRP is 199 USD...
     
    Anyway, for gaming, I'd wait for the 3000 series and get one of them over all last gen Ryzen.
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    Stefan Payne got a reaction from Crunchy Dragon in X99 In a PowerMac G5   
    Glad to see it working and putting a beautiful case to good use for the next 10 years or more.
     
    Have fun with the System!
  15. Funny
    Stefan Payne reacted to Meebles in Finalizing Build. Buying tomorrow. Is this list good?   
    Definitely listen to this guy!!! He helped me wih 2 builds and mine was the 9600k. I could not be more happy with it. It's smooth and the build runs everything I throw at it easily. I can also verify that it does beat my friend's build with an 8700 and the same graphics card, but why anyone would think otherwise to begin with seems odd to me. The 9600K can go to 5ghz and the 8700 is stuck at 4.3 or something like that
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    Stefan Payne got a reaction from Herman Mcpootis in Finalizing Build. Buying tomorrow. Is this list good?   
    Both use the same Architecture.
    The 9600K is 6C/6T
    The 8700 is 6C/12T.
     
    At the same frequency, its impossible for the 9600 to beat the 8700, it needs higher frequency.
    And it might look OK now but "the future" will shine for the 8700 because it simply can use more resources.
    More like 2 years.
    The 7600K was released at the end of 2016/early 2017.
    Here:
    https://geizhals.de/intel-core-i5-7600k-bx80677i57600k-a1551201.html
     
    "Gelistet Seit" is listed since...
    That gives you a rough idea of how old a product is.
     
    Now we have 2019. That's a bit more than 2 Years. Not "nearly a decade".
    Because a decade ago 6C CPUs weren't available for consumer friendly prices.
    See that's the same Argument as back in the day when people were arguing Core 2 Duo E8x00 vs. Q9550 or Phenom 2 X4...
    It looked like that was true back in the day but whoever went 4 Cores had a lot more years to use their system. 
    Same with 4C/4T vs. 4C/8T. The ones with 8 Threads are still fine today, the 4Thread people are not.
     
    Also you are wrong, here some Benchmarks:
    https://www.gamersnexus.net/hwreviews/3407-intel-i5-9600k-cpu-review-vs-2700-2600-8700k
    That proves that there are some issues with the 9600K _RIGHT NOW_. Some kind of hangs/Stutter in the Far Cry 5 Diagram. So the 8700 he chose initially was the better choice...
    In AC: Origins, the 9600K is around  53fps 0.1% Low, the 8700K at 70.7fps
     

    The 9600K is simply a replacement for the i5-8600K. Why should he buy that when he can have the 8700(K)??? The 8700K is above the 8600/9600...
    In Cinebench (best case for Multi Core), we are talking about 137,7 Single Core and 1042 Multi Core Score. The 8700K has 158,6 Single Core and 1429 Multi Core. SO around +40% in well multithreaded applications. 
    Here the graph:
    https://www.overclock3d.net/reviews/cpu_mainboard/intel_i5_9600k_and_i7_9700k_review/7
     
  17. Agree
    Stefan Payne got a reaction from XR6 in Finalizing Build. Buying tomorrow. Is this list good?   
    Both use the same Architecture.
    The 9600K is 6C/6T
    The 8700 is 6C/12T.
     
    At the same frequency, its impossible for the 9600 to beat the 8700, it needs higher frequency.
    And it might look OK now but "the future" will shine for the 8700 because it simply can use more resources.
    More like 2 years.
    The 7600K was released at the end of 2016/early 2017.
    Here:
    https://geizhals.de/intel-core-i5-7600k-bx80677i57600k-a1551201.html
     
    "Gelistet Seit" is listed since...
    That gives you a rough idea of how old a product is.
     
    Now we have 2019. That's a bit more than 2 Years. Not "nearly a decade".
    Because a decade ago 6C CPUs weren't available for consumer friendly prices.
    See that's the same Argument as back in the day when people were arguing Core 2 Duo E8x00 vs. Q9550 or Phenom 2 X4...
    It looked like that was true back in the day but whoever went 4 Cores had a lot more years to use their system. 
    Same with 4C/4T vs. 4C/8T. The ones with 8 Threads are still fine today, the 4Thread people are not.
     
    Also you are wrong, here some Benchmarks:
    https://www.gamersnexus.net/hwreviews/3407-intel-i5-9600k-cpu-review-vs-2700-2600-8700k
    That proves that there are some issues with the 9600K _RIGHT NOW_. Some kind of hangs/Stutter in the Far Cry 5 Diagram. So the 8700 he chose initially was the better choice...
    In AC: Origins, the 9600K is around  53fps 0.1% Low, the 8700K at 70.7fps
     

    The 9600K is simply a replacement for the i5-8600K. Why should he buy that when he can have the 8700(K)??? The 8700K is above the 8600/9600...
    In Cinebench (best case for Multi Core), we are talking about 137,7 Single Core and 1042 Multi Core Score. The 8700K has 158,6 Single Core and 1429 Multi Core. SO around +40% in well multithreaded applications. 
    Here the graph:
    https://www.overclock3d.net/reviews/cpu_mainboard/intel_i5_9600k_and_i7_9700k_review/7
     
  18. Agree
    Stefan Payne got a reaction from XR6 in Finalizing Build. Buying tomorrow. Is this list good?   
    There is also another Option:
    Get the cheapest CPU you are comfortable with for AM4 that the store has (and works with your Motherboard) and use that for a bit more than 2 Weeks and replace the CPU then.
    It might sound weird but from what we do know right now AM4 has a better upgrade path and might evensupport the 4000 series that is said to come next year.
    And you've seen the pace AMD has started with. Compare Ryzen 1k -> 2k -> 3k.
    There was always 5-10% more - at mimimum. Even from 1k -> 2k (ie 1700 -> 2700)
     
    So that leaves you with 3 Choices:
    a) go with Ryzen 3000, buy a small CPU (either Athlon 200GE or Ryzen 1200, maybe Ryzen 1300X), upgrade ASAP. An Athlon 200GE is around 55€ on Newegg Canada. You should be able to sell that for at least 30€, probably 40-45€ - and also mention that you can use it to flash 400 Series Boards.
     
    b) speculate on Ryzen 4000 series, upgrade next year when its released, get a decent mid range/cheapish CPU such as the Ryzen 2600 or 2700 and upgrade next year.
     
    c) stick with Intel, though no upgrade path. You get what you buy and the next generation is probably incompatible to the Socket - same as the 8700 was to 100 and 200 series Chipset Boards! For no reason as the Socket is physically the same and people were able to hack the BIOS of 100 and 200 Series and there is also a Video from Linus with 8700 and 7700 on the same Board.
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    Stefan Payne reacted to XR6 in Finalizing Build. Buying tomorrow. Is this list good?   
    Do you have any benchmarks or information to back that statement up? I find it hard to believe that a 9600K is equal to an 8700K when gaming.
    Sure, in some games the 8700 trades blows with the 9600K but I doubt it performs worse than a 9600K.
  20. Agree
    Stefan Payne got a reaction from XR6 in Finalizing Build. Buying tomorrow. Is this list good?   
    Then go AMD!
    But do NOT get a CPU without SMT!
     
    Here you have a Video about an older i5 vs. Ryzen 1600:
     
     
    The i5 has some Problems with some games due to lack of Threads.
    It will be the same with 6C/6T CPUs!
    Because it was the same with 1C/1T and 2C/2T CPUs.
    It was the Same with 2C -> 4C
    It is the same with 4C/4T vs.4C/8T CPUs.
     
    Why should it be different with 6C/6T vs. 6C/12T?
    I don't see any reason why that "rule of thumb" should change.
    Well, there is also the Timegap Build solution.
    You can get some cheap CPU right now to survive for 2-6 Weeks (and you might need it anyway to flash the BIOS or ask the shop to do it for you)...
     
    But DO NOT GET THE 9600, if you can get the 8700 for a similar price!
    THe 8700 is the better choice.
    Even with all those security flaws that Intel has to fight with (and mitigation cost a bit of Performance)...
     
     
  21. Agree
    Stefan Payne got a reaction from Quadriplegic in AMD Ryzen 3000 rumours are Adored   
    Allegedly, according to the friend of a friend, who has a friend that has a friend who knows a friend that knows a friend who works at AMD.
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    Stefan Payne got a reaction from valdyrgramr in I3 9100f vs Ryzen 5 1400   
    4 Cores are dead.
    LGA1151, even the v2 probably not very upgradable....
     
    I don't get why a 60€ CPU cost the same as a 100€ CPU in India.
    Bad AMD Importers???
     
    Naa, those are mobile only.
    Nothing for desktop. The last roadmap looked bleak. Or rather really bad.
    As in nothing under 14nm in the next year or two.
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    Stefan Payne got a reaction from Princess Luna in Advice on gaming PC build.   
    Can you wait ~2 Weeks or so?
    Because you can get similar performance for lower cost...
    I don't think that is necessarily possible as max. Settings are very demanding.
    With mid-high settings it shouldn't be a problem with many systems to get that far...
    wait and look at the upcoming Ryzen 3700X or 3800X. That should be similarly priced, also 8 cores but SMT - and also have similar Performance I'm not too big of a fan of ASUS since my X370-F Strix. Granted its an AMD Board but it consumes 15-20W more than for example the Biostar X370GT7 or MSI B450I. That looks good I find S-ATA m.2 Drives kinda pointless. If you want it cheap/SATA get a 2,5" one. If you want m.2 look at NVMe ones. And don't forget the Heatsinking... You might also want to look at the upcoming RX 5700 or the "SUPER"!!!111 Card... Where are you located, what's available??
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    Stefan Payne got a reaction from KEIN NEIN in Dual-forward and ACRF PSUs still good?   
    It depends on the System and Wattage.
    For 400 and 500W, ACRF is fine. Wich means mid range Gaming PC for example Ryzen 5/7 with an RX5x0.
    Navi is unknown at this point. On the nV side I'd say 150W, maybe 200W tops.

    If you want higher end and OC, you might want to look at LLC-Resonant mode.
     
    Or rather:
    Pure Power 11/400W is just 50€.

    IF you need a VEGA, a Bitfenix Formula or Whisper M or be quiet Straight Power is recomended (650w Bitfenix, 750W be quiet due to Connection and so on)
  25. Agree
    Stefan Payne got a reaction from XR6 in Advice on gaming PC build.   
    Can you wait ~2 Weeks or so?
    Because you can get similar performance for lower cost...
    I don't think that is necessarily possible as max. Settings are very demanding.
    With mid-high settings it shouldn't be a problem with many systems to get that far...
    wait and look at the upcoming Ryzen 3700X or 3800X. That should be similarly priced, also 8 cores but SMT - and also have similar Performance I'm not too big of a fan of ASUS since my X370-F Strix. Granted its an AMD Board but it consumes 15-20W more than for example the Biostar X370GT7 or MSI B450I. That looks good I find S-ATA m.2 Drives kinda pointless. If you want it cheap/SATA get a 2,5" one. If you want m.2 look at NVMe ones. And don't forget the Heatsinking... You might also want to look at the upcoming RX 5700 or the "SUPER"!!!111 Card... Where are you located, what's available??
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