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About Shylidi

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  • Birthday 1992-10-10

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    Provo, Utah
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    BYU - OIT Computing Specialist


  • CPU
    Intel 5820K @ 4.6GHz
  • Motherboard
    MSI X99 Krait SLI Edition rev 1.0
  • RAM
    16GB Crucial Ballistix DDR4 @ 2400MHz
  • GPU
    Aorus GTX 1080Ti Waterforce Xtreme
  • Case
    Thermaltake Core P5
  • Storage
    2xSamsung 850 Evo
  • PSU
    EVGA Supernova 850 G2
  • Display(s)
    Dell S2716DG & Dell SP2309W & Dell 2405FPW
  • Cooling
    Custom D5/480mm Loop
  • Keyboard
    Razer Blackwidow Ultimate Chroma
  • Mouse
    Corsair Scimitar Pro RGB
  • Sound
    Harman-Kardon BT & Bose Companion 2
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro
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  1. Shylidi

    Most reliable 2TB hard drive?

    The loudness is usually the motor unfortunately, and without a really good clean room and the proper lubrication, that isn't going to change. Unfortunate.
  2. Shylidi

    Most reliable 2TB hard drive?

    I second this, backup is far more important then individual reliability. Since it comes with a warranty at nearly every "new" price-point, you usually have that as a fallback. If you are concerned about it lasting longer though, it doesn't hurt to look at Red, or Black level WD drives, reds are intended to be with other drives, and rated for environments with a number of them. Blacks are just the best drives WD makes. Seagate's enterprise drives are also worth a look.
  3. Shylidi

    Is my PC decent all round?

    This! OP, this too. Check system resource use. I don't know how much you know about this, but if you open up Task Manager and close unneeded programs and nonsense like Spotify or iTunes, (Does anyone use that anymore?) You may get better results.
  4. Shylidi

    Is my PC decent all round?

    I don't think it's a question of absolute bottlenecking. OP mentioned in their post that their frame drops occur when they suddenly turn around. That causes a ton of objects which are being called to change, the CPU then must all the memory cache for all the relevant objects and their information, it has to grab them all and make draw calls to the GPU. So depending on the game you could absolutely be waiting on the CPU to do it's work. Especially on higher settings. So TLDR, I think it's certainly possible in this case that the CPU is not able to keep up for an instant. I mean, consoles can't keep up at all, and they are running similar CPU's. So it's not outside the realm of possibility. I could totally be wrong though, I'm just sharing what I think is going on.
  5. Shylidi

    Is my PC decent all round?

    I don't think your issue is frame-rate, more likely an issue with frame timing, so you can render 70-90 frames, then suddenly there is a cache miss, or a draw call with alot of changed objects and suddenly that frame takes a few extra milliseconds. Think of it like this, you are moving along smoothly in your car, then you hit a speed bump. You slow down a little, but are jostled alot by it, but ultimately you are still going about the same speed afterward. In my experience, this kind of sudden minimum frame-rate issue is caused by a CPU bottleneck. You are running a Kaveri APU, which is pretty low on AMD's stack in terms of IPC. So I would imagine that is where you are running into issues. If you really want a better experience, you have a few options, I would recommend: - Lowering your settings so the minimum drops aren't really noticeable. - using V-Sync to lock the frame-rate to the monitor refresh-rate, as SCGazelle noted above, if you have a 60Hz monitor you don't really need to surpass that frame-rate because your monitor wouldn't be capable of even showing the additional frames. V-sync isn't perfect, but it can help since you aren't going full bore the whole time and the left over power SOMETIMES helps get you through slowdowns. - Upgrading your platform. Both AMD and Intel have excellent offerings right now. While this option is expensive, you are much more likely to achieve what you are setting out to do. Hopefully that helps. Let me know if you have any questions.
  6. Just saw this over on Ars. https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2018/03/a-raft-of-flaws-in-amd-chips-make-bad-hacks-much-much-worse/ TLDR: If a malicious person gets admin access on your AMD machine they can: Run software in the AMD Secure Processor Bypass security protections Steal credentials Brick hardware, they can kill the CPU remotely BE AWARE AND STAY SAFE.
  7. Shylidi

    Nintendo Switch?

    Okay, the Nintendo Switch, First, I love mine, BoTW and Odyssey are both worth the purchase price of the system on their own in my opinion. They are incredible first-party games, and are premium in every sense of the word. The hardware itself is surprisingly well built. It's portable and powerful for what it is. Feels good in the hand and unless you drop it repetitively I don't think you'll have an issue with the physical aspects of the console. In my opinion, the biggest problems the Switch has are it's game save mechanism, and the online experience. This system has carts, but it saves to the internal memory. Period. Full stop. You CANNOT backup your saves and you CANNOT move them around easily, there is a transfer app from one Switch to another, but that only helps if you get a replacement and STILL HAVE YOUR ORIGINAL. If you system breaks and you get warranty service, a disturbing number of Switches are returned with their save data removed, with no recovery method. At all. So if you get one, protect it. The online experience is about what I expect from Nintendo. Useless friends list. P2P gaming, which essentially breaks when NAT is strict. It's not a good thing, and I hope that when Nintendo releases it's online experience it will be stellar. My hopes are not high however because it was supposed to launch back in January... which did not happen. Despite these issues, I think the Switch is well worth it's asking price. In terms of performance, it wipes the floor with phones. If you like Nintendo Games, I would just say to buy it, no questions asked. The physical controls in a mobile device are very good in my opinion, and having spent 350+ hours playing BoTW and Odyssey I learned that you have to find a comfortable way to hold the system, but it is comfortable once you've found a grip you like. I have zero complaints about the amount of fun the Switch has delivered. Hopefully these thoughts help!
  8. Shylidi

    Blinking Ethernet lights

    You can set this in the BIOS, if the Ethernet stack is enabled (or whatever your BIOS calls it) it will sit there and look for "Magic Packets" which are intended to wake or turn the machine on.
  9. Shylidi

    LTX 2017 Details

    Just arrived at the place we are staying. Now it's like... What do I do until tomorrow?!?
  10. Shylidi

    Headed to LTX!

    Just reread. I lived in Iowa for 8 months. And nearby Illinois for 15 months. Trust me. I understand.
  11. Shylidi

    Headed to LTX!

    Well im headed to Tennessee next week... Haha. Naturally!
  12. Shylidi

    Headed to LTX!

    Speed limits in Utah and Idaho were much better then Oregon and Washington.
  13. Shylidi

    Headed to LTX!

    My wife and I are on the way to LTX. Thing is we've driven 11 hours. 750 miles. 5 hours to go. 250 miles. So glad I bought a civic. Just thought I would complain somewhere that we would all "get" it.
  14. Are you sure you don't have an IPv4 address as well? Or are you saying the ISP gave you a static IPv6?
  15. Shylidi

    Home Server Overhaul

    I've seen this mod before, although at the time I was not too comfortable with the code. I've taken a few classes since though, and I could probably pull it off. Thanks for the link!