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  1. I know these GPUs are on the Low-end side. My main rig packs quite a punch and that's where I do the heavy stuff and demanding games. I'm building this PC as a second system, either for a 2nd player to game on it with me, or to take it with me to play at someone else's place. So games played won't be on the fancy side, and it's going to run them either on 768p or 900p (depending where I'm at). Also, high settings aren't something I'm looking for, just low-ish to medium settings, without AA (on the very easy to run games I'll probably tune it to high on some stuff, but I'm not willing to go under 60fps in exchange of graphics details); which turn all these decisions harder to make, as benchmarks and reviews online do high/ultra settings most of the times.
  2. My country has a 50% tax for international products that go over 25USD and don't have a reduced import tax. Most of the computer parts aren't reduced in tax, so even if that offer had free shipping (which is often 10-40 usd for those stuff when it doesn't) it would still be over budget. So buying a GPU from other country isn't on the plan. Still, thanks for the suggestion
  3. Hello, I'm from Argentina and I'm trying to build a old and used PC for dirt cheap. So far I've collected a 650w bronze PSU (superflower oem), a case with decent airflow, a 500gb HDD, a modded Xeon X5460, a LGA 775 mobo that had no problems taking said Xeon and can OC, a good enough CPU cooler, and 4GB DDR 800mhz. Everything for around $90 (usd). Which might not be an earth-shattering deal, but considering the local currency, it was quite an achievement. I've been scouting the used area for a while, and GPUs are a tough find. I've found around the $70-90usd area (which is about the extra budget left for this side project) the following GPUs, all working on good conditions, and I'm wondering which would be the most logical one to buy: GTX 560ti (1gb version with all cores) - 70usd GTX 570 - 85usd GTX 650ti - 75usd GTX 750 - 85usd HD 6950 unlocked with firmware to a HD 6970 - 80usd R7 260X - 85usd RX 360 - 75usd Buy New : GT 1030 - 80usd HD 7000 series were pretty much impossible to find at good prices, and GTX 750ti and GTX 950 were rare and very expensive. I've been eyeing the RX 360 a lot, it seems to be a good GPU that offers nice value here, but I'm not well versed on old GPU performance, so maybe the HD"6970" or gtx 570 are actually better GPUs. On the other hand I'm not sure what the GT 1030 is capable of, as I've not found decent reviews out there; maybe it's similar to those on the list and I'm bothering with used and power hungry GPUs without a good reason. I'd love to be able to get a higher end GPU from either 600, 700 and 900 Nvidia Series, or HD 7800+ // R9 GPUs, but prices most of the times are stupid, those I put on the list were very good finds TBH. I just hope to have an old but mighty PC ready to rock this weekend Thanks for the tips!
  4. 4 cores 4 threads on a 200+ USD CPU? What is this 2016???
  5. Bitwit kyle didn't do a much better job with his usd850 budget PC that used a $25 non-80-plus EVGA PSU... Paul's build is much more balanced, my only critique (mind you a small one) is that he could shave some bucks here and there for a 30-40usd Air Cooler, which would definitively be better than the stock one.
  6. The same build I suggested has a video now. The RX 550 is supposed to get a price drop soon. It makes up for a decent system.
  7. Specially with mods, you would be much better off getting a CPU that has strong cores. The Pentium G4560 comes with hyper threading @3.5ghz for CAD$75. It won't need an additional cooler, and a cheap CAD$65 board would be more than enough for it. This CPU's IPC is much higher than the Athlon's, and minecraft would love that. It's pretty much an i3 with a Pentium name and price. Regarding the GPU, you don't need much tbh (unless you go into crazy shaders), personally I'd get the RX 550, which is a step up from the 460. It's CAD$120. https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/product/LsNypg/sapphire-radeon-rx-550-2gb-pulse-video-card-11268-03-20g It's a similar build than yours but with components from this generation and time. Going with the old AMD CPUs and RX400 series doesn't make sense, given it's only a few bucks more while it does give noticeable more performance.
  8. This is my point much better explained. It's as simple as this. Imagine most consumers on their PCs suddenly decide to uninstall windows and go with some non-commercial Linux distro (let's say something like Clear Linux, it could be other). They would have to use the software that those OS support, which means that Adobe doesn't have a market leading platform, Ubisoft won't keep pushing things with their Game Client, and Microsoft won't be able to gather money from Office 365 subs. Give it less than a Month and we would get the support of most games out there, all running with Vulkan and OpenGL, without tons of nonsense, fps locking and the need to install more game clients. We would see a much more competitive Office Suite, or even better, a huge investment into LibreOffice that would put it toe-to-toe which what the market is currently using. AMD and Nvidia would launch actual good drivers for Linux. And finally, all this movement would make the people demand openness and compatibility, which would drive the software and services demand into something a lot more in favor of the consumer. This is the exact same for online services. What if everyone switches to DuckDuckGo instead of Google Search? Or everyone moves to ProtonMail instead of Gmail? Or everyone leaves facebook for Diaspora or Minds? Suddenly the scene and markets change, the current digital economic practices would stop making sense. The guys at FreeOurInternet blame the companies and government, but isn't the majority of the population to blame? These companies aren't putting a gun to our heads to create a Facebook account or to install Windows, we do it because it's easy, it's convenient, and doesn't require much effort. You can't enter into someone else's house, use their comfy couch, and then complain about their house rules, while at the same time being completely free and able to walk out of their door anytime.
  9. I mean, technically speaking, we don't own the Internet. Anyone who knows about Internet's history, about how it started as a US military network that opened their infrastructure and then moved on to leave it as a commercial platform for trading and communication can tell it isn't something the consumer owns. There were many institutions and councils that made the standards and "opened" it for everyone, but the bones of it are the physical connections, servers and equipment. It's money what keeps it afloat and commercial motives what keeps the investment going. The only thing that people can actually do, instead of talking about big companies is, having state representatives (politicians from each country) use the law to make it a communication platform that is neutral and loyal to the population instead of the companies. And most important, having consumers opting and voting with their pockets. If people complains about Microsoft and Google's policies, then stop using them, invest time (and money) into open platforms, or platforms that have Internet neutral standards. These companies are from the US, a market driven country, if people buy into Facebook, then obviously Facebook is going to have more power and influence, as they are the ones moving the economy and growth. I don't think it's rational complaining about what companies do and want, on all markets (physical and digital, products and services), companies will shape the scene to their advantage. Want change? then move away from the bad services (just like LMG is doing with Float Plane Club), and talk with the people that are close to you about the benefits of open software platforms (do it if they actually care about their privacy, we don't want preachers pushing people away from the services they like).
  10. At first there were some problems with specific audio configurations and sound cards, so some people wouldn't be able to use it properly. Also, the software got frequent updates which required a system restart. This was during the first couple of months with Razer Comms, it drove lots of people off. Some of the bugs were never fixed. These are the main reasons people abandoned it. Later Discord became the go-to platform.
  11. I got questions! Where is the space reduction you are looking for on mITX? You want a short case (height)? A case that's not long (depth)? or a case that doesn't take that much space (Slim)? One goes itx for the sake of compactness. A 250D is smaller than an ATX case, but it's fatter, so on a desk it will have a larger foot print than any ATX mid tower. A Node 202 is very slim, but it's taller than a Cube case. There are also cases like the Lian Li Q01 that is very short (depth-wise) but more chubby than other options. I know the examples I gave won't fit the AiO you mentioned, I want to understand the shape you want that makes itx useful.
  12. They pretty much confirmed they aren't going to keep pushing the idea they had some time ago, where Ubuntu will be a complete ecosystem, useful for tablets, phones, notebooks as well as desktops. The idea canonical had was similar to what apple was doing, but keeping things open, and "linuxy" as always. Mir and the smartphones are also going away, so the development rolled back to the days before unity. It's just going to be a straight desktop and server OS now. http://www.cio.com/article/3187740/linux/canonical-kills-unity-mir-and-ubuntu-phones.html
  13. Why did you posted this 3 times on 3 different categories? That's not how you use the forum Basically what the guy said was: My hard drive had physical damage, so I copied it to another one while ignoring errors, I booted with the copied drive in order to back up my files and reinstall windows into a healthy drive. What you should do: Do a proper disk check, don't use the windows scan and check, use proper tools. If your drive appears to have any sort of damage, you should replace it for the sake of not going through this again, and not loosing your personal data. Grab any personal data that is now available to you and do a back up. Once you make sure you are using a healthy drive (either your current one or a new one), format it and do a clean windows install, put the data from the back up back in your new OS install.