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Morgan MLGman

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  1. Just had a great interaction with SteelSeries customer support - I rate it as "would buy again" ;)

    My SteelSeries Rival 600 mouse suffered from this problem due to a bad adhesive used: https://www.windowscentral.com/steelseries-rival-600-mouse-grip-adhesive-issue-psa

    I found out about it a lot later and actually a few weeks after the 2-year warranty period for the mouse expired - despite that the customer service easily gave me a coupon to order the side-grips for free on their website and they just arrived. I only needed to provide a proof of purchase and pictures of the problem.
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    Thought I'd share the experience.

    1. TofuHaroto

      TofuHaroto

      I hope Razer has this good of a consumer support, doesn't seem like it from what I have seen. 

      Glad to hear that you got a replacement :D.

       

  2. 84 million views in the first 24 hours after premiere, this is ridiculous :D

    1. TofuHaroto

      TofuHaroto

      The kpop's are to strong

    2. Pickles - Lord of the Jar
    3. Morgan MLGman

      Morgan MLGman

      Turns out it was the biggest YouTube premiere of all-time with the most people watching at the time of the premiere and the most views in the first 24 hours for any video, ever... Completely bonkers: https://variety.com/2020/digital/news/blackpink-how-you-like-that-youtube-record-24-hour-views-1234692226/

  3. I finally retired my almost 5-year old 120GB Samsung 850 EVO boot drive, here's the performance:
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    And here's the new SSD:
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    So far quite happy with the upgrade!

    1. Crunchy Dragon

      Crunchy Dragon

      zooming

  4. A little sneak peek before I post better pics of my rig after recent upgrades... ;)


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    2. AluminiumTech

      AluminiumTech

      OOoooh Shiny 😛

    3. Morgan MLGman

      Morgan MLGman

      @RollinLower Had the same exact dilemma. Went for the Dominator RGB because I've got the Corsair lighting ecosystem and it wouldn't be possible to integrate the lighting on the Royals. But holy sh*t man, I've upgraded from a 16GB 2666MHz kit of Corsair Vengeance LED White, and the difference in LED brightness and customization is huge because of the newer Cappelix LEDs used in this kit, go for the Dominator RGB and you won't be disappointed.
      This kit uses Hynix CJR memory if you were wondering.

    4. Crunchy Dragon

      Crunchy Dragon

      I've just been reminded of my love for Dominator Platinums. Goshdarn it.

  5. Added a little something to the rig...
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    2. i_build_nanosuits

      i_build_nanosuits

      Beautiful! I have the same card and I love it

    3. Morgan MLGman

      Morgan MLGman

      @i_build_nanosuits Thanks man! How are the temps after your case mod? Mine goes up to 68C with a mild OC in Battlefield V after switching its orientation, thought it was gonna be worse but there hasn't been much change in my case :)

    4. i_build_nanosuits

      i_build_nanosuits

      Humm...it's better...it used to be around 73-74c as the max I've seen...now it's 71c max I've seen...it's also a fair bit quieter now since I run the fans on auto and they run slower now. All fans in fact cause my fan speed are all set in relation to the gpu core temp.

  6. With the recent COVID-19 outbreak, an interesting contrast can be seen:

    COVID-19 public response - drastic changes in behavior and thinking almost in every country, shows people across the world know it is serious.

    Climate change public response - no drastic changes in behavior anywhere, despite "geniuses" on cable TV telling you the world is gonna end because of it all the time.
    Does that mean people across the world view it as a farce?

    I've been thinking about it for a few days now, thoughts?

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    2. lewdicrous

      lewdicrous

      Basically what @VegetableStu said, people don't tend to care unless it affects them directly. 

    3. Morgan MLGman

      Morgan MLGman

      Another related question that's been bothering me then: If there's a scientifically proven consensus about climate change, and it's been predicted multiple times that rising water levels would flood entire coasts devastating cities like New York for instance - why don't estate and land prices in those areas drop? In fact they're more expensive than their inland counterparts. Does that mean both sellers and buyers think it's all bogus?

      Cause thinking logically, assuming that this is a scientifically proven fact they should drop terribly. Hell, even Obama recently bought a ~12M USD residence on the coast, and if you knew that it would be flooded in a few years, you'd be an idiot to do that... 

       

      Sorry, boredom makes me think about weird stuff :P

    4. lewdicrous

      lewdicrous

      Flood insurance. /s

      I'm guessing it has something to do with land value; some places cost more/less because of where they are, so people selling land/buildings in coastal areas can use that as selling points, basically "artificially inflating" the value, imo at least.

       

      Not sure if this is video is going to entirely answer your question, but it's somewhat related.

  7. Here's some humor in these home-office times ;)
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  8. Some PSU goodness that I installed into my rig today ^_^
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    It looks awesome, is very quiet and comes with white sleeved cables :) Gonna retire the TX650M that I had previously to a rig my buddy is gonna be building soon.

  9. Anyone knows what this Windows setting actually does?
    Especially considering that I do have a variable refresh rate monitor (AORUS AD27QD)? It's honestly the first time I've seen that one.
    To find it right click on desktop -> display settings -> scroll down to graphics settings
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    1. Lurick

      Lurick

      It sets the flux capacitor to hyper speed and engages the warp core to delivery of the frames

  10. Look what just arrived!

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    Let's see if they're better than the G633's that I currently have.

    Also - yes that is a server under the box, a brand-new Lenovo SR630 to be exact ^_^

  11. BARACK PANTHER XD Such a gem!

    1. dgsddfgdfhgs

      dgsddfgdfhgs

      you didnt watched south park??

    2. Spotty

      Spotty

      Wait... That's just Denzel Washington...

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  12. Finally Tom's Hardware stepped up their game and did the only proper Intel vs AMD comparison! 2990WX vs 9980XE!

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    https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/intel-amd-hedt-pancakes,6366.html

  13. A quick preview of my updated build :D Took pics while testing the Lighting Node Pro effects, it's not going to be a rainbow-coalition PC but I'm yet to figure out a color scheme. I deliberately went for black&white parts so I could use light of any color with it ^_^Thoughts? Gonna upload higher quality pictures soon.

    Updated specs are in my profile.


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  14. So I upgraded to a OnePlus 7 Pro (from a Galaxy S9, the Exynos model) and I'm stunned! The phone is huge, but awesome in every way but the wireless charging which it lacks, and the 90Hz 1440p AMOLED screen makes everyday usage a pleasure.

    Also - new rig upgrade pictures are a bit delayed as I'm still waiting on some minor parts to complete the build, gotta say the Ryzen 7 3700X is quite powerful! (more than two times faster at stock settings in Cinebench than my old 4,7GHz i7-6700K) :P

    1. TechyBen

      TechyBen

      TBF I had the option to get the wireless charging battery for the Note3 IIRC, and never bothered. :P

       

       

    2. Morgan MLGman

      Morgan MLGman

      @TechyBen Usually I wouldn't be bothered by the lack of wireless charging, I just got used to throwing my Galaxy S9 on the charging pad that was always under my monitor which was convenient :P Though I can't complain about the speed of the 30W Warp Charge, even with a 4000mAh battery in the 7 Pro.

    3. TechyBen

      TechyBen

      Get a battery charge tracker if you care... just so you know if your overcharging or not (I do 30%-75% every 2 days so my phone should hopefully last a couple of years).

  15. A teaser of what's coming...

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    1. i_build_nanosuits

      i_build_nanosuits

      Do you plan on benching performance between it and the 4.8ghz 6700K in gaming benchmarks?! ?

       

       

    2. Morgan MLGman

      Morgan MLGman

      @i_build_nanosuits I could try that, I'd have to bench the games beforehand but it wouldn't be a 100% fair comparison because I'll be reinstalling the OS after assembling the R7 rig :)

  16. I just ordered a Ryzen 7 3700X, ASUS Crosshair VI Extreme and a Lian Li O11 Dynamic along with a lighting node pro controller! :D Decided to wait with a RAM upgrade a bit until 32GB kits drop in prices here. It's gonna take a few days but I hope the delivery is gonna be quick! ^_^

    1. STRMfrmXMN

      STRMfrmXMN

      Crossing my fingers that you don't have all the RAM issues I had with my Ryzen Asus board. It's ultimately why I got rid of my 1700X. Kinda was sad when I found it worked totally fine on my friend's Asrock board.

    2. Morgan MLGman

      Morgan MLGman

      @STRMfrmXMN My buddy has a Ryzen 7 1700 on a Crosshair VI Hero and he didn't have any issues setting his 3200MHz GSkill Ripjaws V kit to its rated speed so I assumed it'd be decent (although I'm aware that Gigabyte is the best for memory compatibility atm) but I'm not that worried.

      I'm gonna buy a new kit of 3600MHz memory in a month or so, so worst-case scenario I'll just buy a cherry-picked Samsung B-die kit ;) Zen 2 has a brand new IMC so it shouldn't be that bad as well... I hope!

  17. I'm thinking about upgrading to a Ryzen 7 3700X paired with a X370 ASUS Crosshair VI Extreme and a faster 16GB kit of DDR4.

     

    Also considering replacing my P400 TG with a Lian-Li O11 Dynamic.

    Thoughts on such setup? ;)

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    2. i_build_nanosuits

      i_build_nanosuits

      @Morgan MLGmanhave you considered getting a Rift S?

      I got one to upgrade from my rift and it's bloody awesome...so many good VR titles nowadays too...sim racing on this is AMAZING...worth every penny.

       

    3. Morgan MLGman

      Morgan MLGman

      @LukeSavenije  Just an FYI - Turns out the Extreme and the Hero don't have the same VRM. It looks the same because the arrangement is still 8+4 phase, but the power stages are 60A IR power stages, and the Hero has 40A dual NFETs so it's a bit improved (not that it really matters, but a good to know thing)

      @i_build_nanosuits I haven't really been interested in VR that much, honestly I lack the time to play normal games with friends, let alone VR ones so at this point it'd be a waste :P I know it's fun but I don't play many singleplayer titles anymore...

    4. LukeSavenije

      LukeSavenije

      oh... i actually didn't check at the time

  18. So much hype... Can't wait!

    1. Origami Cactus

      Origami Cactus

      I already killed my hype.

      It is like all previous ryzen launches.

      Max turbo+100mhz = max OC.

      So 4.6ghz for my 3800x.

    2. Morgan MLGman

      Morgan MLGman

      @Origami Cactus Not necessarily. We don't know how 7nm behaves when overclocking, we also don't know the impact of moving all of the I/O stuff to a separate die, I think it may actually improve overclocking by a lot. Also heat dissipation is better now so there may be hope for Ryzen overclocking yet ;) 

    3. Origami Cactus

      Origami Cactus

      That would be a pleasant surprise.

      Getting a cpu on launch day either way, faster than my 3.7ghz cpu for sure.

  19. So I ran Battlefield V yesterday and it turns out that an overclocked 6700K is not powerful enough for my 1080Ti at 1440p @144Hz...

    I've never seen all of the threads being pegged at 100% in a game, it was almost constantly maxed out on some maps...
    Welcome to bottleneck city.

    Well, Ryzen 3000 here I come I guess.

     

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    2. Spotty

      Spotty

      Also rocking a 6700k + GTX1080Ti with a 1440p 144hz monitor.
      Haven't played Battlefield V since the open Beta, but I found GPU and CPU were both pushed to their limits. From memory I could still get over 100FPS pretty consistently playing at 1440p High. Obviously the CPU was pretty well pegged so dropping the graphics detail down didn't really help.

       

      Gaming with my 6700k is for the most part fine. Where I really notice its age is if I do a small video edit and try to export the file and it takes a million years to complete.

    3. Morgan MLGman

      Morgan MLGman

      @Spotty Yeah, gaming with a 6700K is for the most part more than fine, it's still a great gaming GPU however it does start to show its age... Streaming more CPU-demanding titles is also a challenge if you aim for good quality content

      It's a lot better than Ryzen at running older games, MMO games and unoptimized titles but its multithreaded performance isn't that good nowadays (outpaced by a Ryzen 5 1600 in that regard)

      I'll probably upgrade soon, I only wonder about the pricing - X570 boards are rumored to be both high-end and expensive (similar to most Z390 boards) and I'm yet to read into the specifics of X370 & X470 support of Zen 2 CPUs and features.

    4. PCGuy_5960

      PCGuy_5960

      Not sure if this is a CPU problem TBH. AFAIK, BFV isn't exactly well optimized. (which is weird, cause BF1 was extremely well optimized)

  20. After yesterday's European election results I completely and irrevocably lost faith in people in my country, PLS AMERICA LET ME IN I'LL BE A GOOD WORKER :P

    No, but seriously, I need to move somewhere else :S

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    2. Crunchy Dragon

      Crunchy Dragon

      I'm not a connection?

       

      Love you too ❤️

    3. Morgan MLGman

      Morgan MLGman

      Ahahaha! I meant I don't have any connections in the work-related area :P I obviously love you guys, haha

    4. Crunchy Dragon

      Crunchy Dragon

      Wanna come work for me lol

  21. As I expected, my new AORUS AD27QD monitor just got added to Nvidia's official "G-Sync Compatible" monitor list! (Along with a few other models)
    https://www.techpowerup.com/254734/nvidia-adding-7-g-sync-compatible-monitors-to-its-listing-on-april-23rd

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    2. i_build_nanosuits

      i_build_nanosuits

      Gsync compatible probably mean Nvidia ran all the testing on it and everything is working 100%...it still is using freesync and not gsync....but freesync on it is flawless...so Nvidia can recommend it and they certified the monitor works without any issues with their GPUs.

    3. Morgan MLGman

      Morgan MLGman

      @i_build_nanosuits I found out this:

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      Speaking to PC World, an Nvidia spokesperson broke down the process of certifying a G-sync monitor into three stages.
       

      According to them, once approached by a vendor, they have to examine the specs (refresh-rate, flicker properties, response time, contrast, color) of the monitor to make sure that it can meet the requirements for G-Sync support.
       

      Then, they go through a process referred to as Display Development. Here, Nvidia work in tandem with the vendor to tune the panel and OSD experience to incorporate G-Sync.
       

      Finally, Nvidia run the monitor through a gamut of tests and assessments reviewing the quality and performance of not just the monitor itself but also the on-screen display and how well it reproduces the G-Sync experience.
       

      Following this, the monitor is given an Nvidia-approved G-Sync badge and the company’s stamp of approval.

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    4. i_build_nanosuits

      i_build_nanosuits

      Yeah...kinda like i said :)

      Nvidia run all tests on it and if they aknowledge Freesync give the same results as what a Gsync module would, it's approved!

  22. Hopefully those morons on CNN and MSNBC will shut up about Russia :P

  23. What do you guys think, should I upgrade my 6700K to Zen 2 when it launches?

     

    It still gives great gaming performance once OC'd to 4,7GHz, however even at 1440p it gets nearly maxed out in recent Battlefield games on CPU-intensive maps and I'd honestly prefer to have a few spare cores.

    Ideally, I'm looking somewhere around 9900K's performance but I am not willing to pay the price of one and neither do I want to invest in Z390 as it's probably a "dead" platform already, meaning no upgrade path. And I was hurt by that fact with my 6700K - it was the first LGA1151 CPU and yet there's literally no upgrade available.

     

    It was a platform with no upgrade possible from the launch day if you bought a 6700K :(

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    2. Nocte

      Nocte

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      I was hurt by that fact with my 6700K - it was the first LGA1151 CPU and yet there's literally no upgrade available.

      There is the 7700K. /s

      It is difficult to say for certain given the lack of benchmarks, but I think that you are better off waiting and upgrading to a Ryzen 7 (or maybe Ryzen 9 with 12 cores?) in June/July. According to rumours, leaks, etc. (still not a certain source though) it looks like that IPC and clockspeed improvements are going to put Zen 2 at least on par with Intel for gaming.

    3. Bananasplit_00

      Bananasplit_00

      I'm not switching from my I7 4790K any time soon, performance is still great, new CPUs are barely an upgrade even when spending €700 on the upgrade 

    4. XenosTech

      XenosTech

      I was thinking to do the same with my 7700k. Temps are bonkers so OCing is out of the question. It's a wait and see for me right now.

  24. It probably won't be interesting to most people but my favorite group just released a new single and it's lit AF!

    @wkdpaul I'm tagging you because you liked the previous one ^_^

    1. Windows7ge

      Windows7ge

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      It probably won't be interesting to most people

      What I think every time I post something about servers.

    2. Morgan MLGman

      Morgan MLGman

      @Windows7ge Well, I work with servers every day and while they're very interesting technologically (especially blade servers such as the new DELL/EMC MX7000 blade enclosure), after some time they're not that "exciting" because they don't change that fast :P

    3. Windows7ge

      Windows7ge

      That's quite the piece of tech. I've never liked the proprietary nature of a lot of branded server systems (Dell/HPE/SM). I like seeing standard platforms where you could put any other standard hardware you want in it and it'll work. That's how I built my latest server.

  25. Oh, it's Apriil Fools' Day, note to self: ignore all the Tech News posts today :P

    1. VegetableStu

      VegetableStu

      every day is april fool's day

       

       

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      slash ass?

       

       

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