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About aSpoink

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  • Birthday October 13

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  • Gender
  • Location
    BC, Canada


  • CPU
    AMD Athlon X4 860 @ 3.7 GHz
  • Motherboard
    Gigabyte GA-F2A68HM-H
  • RAM
    PNY XLR8 4GB + Kingston HyperX Fury Black 4gb DDR3 1866MHz
  • GPU
    Powercolor R9 270
  • Case
    Corsair Air 240
  • Storage
    1 500gb HDD + 120gb Kingston uv400
  • PSU
    Xigmatek Tauro 600W M
  • Display(s)
    2 24" Samsung Montiors
  • Cooling
    DeepCool Ice Edge Mini FS V2.0
  • Keyboard
    SteelSeries Apex M500
  • Mouse
    Logitech G402
  • Sound
    Philips SHP9500
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 64-bit

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  1. I ended up purchasing the TX550M. While I think the CX550 would have been good enough, I think for the extra $30 it was worth it since the TX550M should hopefully last me for a couple of years and handle any more upgrades that I need.
  2. Like the title says, I am currently looking to purchase a new power supply since I don't think continuing to use my current power supply would be a good idea. Right now I have narrowed my option down to the CX550 at $79.99 and the TX550M at $109.99. I am not too worried about it being modular or not since my case(Corsair Air 240) has plenty of room to manage the extra cables. I know that the CX550 is Tier B+ on the PSU Tier List while the TX550M is Tier A. My main question is, is the TX550M worth the extra $30? Or will the CX550 be just fine for my system. Thanks in advance. Specs of my PC:
  3. Yeah buts that's an auction with 5 days left on it, its almost guaranteed to go up quite a bit before the auction ends.
  4. Might be worth checking out the Creality Ender 3, im not sure how much it is where you are from, but I paid roughly $300CAD for mine off of Amazon.
  5. You could also try Fusion360. Its free if you login and say that your a hobbyist or student.
  6. You could try ElmWood Electronics. They are located in Toronto so shipping within Canada shouldn't be that bad. I've ordered some small stuff from them before and had good luck. They seem to have some different LCD's and project boxes that might work. Compared to eBay ElmWood is going to be more expensive but it might be worth it since you aren't going to be waiting months for items to arrive.
  7. Going to try this, will update if anything changes. Thanks!
  8. Sorry for the vague title, but im having the problem of my computer freezing and restarting randomly. My specs are: PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant CPU: AMD - Athlon X4 860K 3.7GHz Quad-Core Processor ($100.00) Motherboard: Gigabyte - GA-F2A68HM-H Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard ($62.70 @ Amazon Canada) Memory: Kingston - HyperX Fury Black 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($90.00 @ Vuugo) Video Card: PowerColor - Radeon R9 270 2GB TurboDuo Video Card ($100.00) Case: Corsair - Air 240 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($99.99 @ Memory Express) Mouse: SteelSeries - Sensei RAW Wired Laser Mouse ($30.00) Headphones: Philips - SHP9500 Headphones ($74.99 @ Newegg Canada) Other: Xigmatek Tauro 600W M ($90.00) Other: SteelSeries ApexM500 ($129.00) Other: DeepCool Ice Edge Mini FS V2.0 ($15.00) Total: $791.68 Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-05-18 00:19 EDT-0400 When it freezes and restarts it doesn't seem to matter if the computer is under load or not. One thing that I do know is that my power supply is making a "ticking" noise. Im going to assume that this is my issue, but I would rather not replace the power supply if its not going to fix the issue. Here is a picture of what it looks like when it freezes- This also makes me think that it could be a GPU issue aswell? Any information/help is appreciated!
  9. So the issue im having right now is that my friend and I can't talk in the same party of PS4. Whenever we join each other we get a notification saying that you cant talk to this person due to your nat type. We both have nat type 2. The weird thing is that if my brother joins the party then we are able to talk, he also has nat type 2 but is on wifi instead of Ethernet. I've tried opening some ports but that doesn't seem to do anything. Has this happened to anyone else? Any help is appreciated.
  10. Hopefully this is correct? Should AVDD be connected to PVDD1 aswell?
  11. How does this look? I changed the capacitors and resistors on the L and R inputs to what you suggested. I also re-did the VDD and I think its fine now.
  12. Im currently designing a PCB that will utilize the PAM8403 for audio. Right now im just worried that my wiring may be incorrect. I would appreciate it if someone could tell me if everything is right and won't blow up when I wire it up. Thanks!
  13. Thanks, is their a certain temperature I should set my iron to? My concern is having it too high and damaging the board.
  14. am working on a broken ps4 controller and seem to have found a problem with a ground trace. What is the best way to remove solder mask? I've tried Acetone and nail polish remove on a broken ps3 controller I have and it's eaten away the solder mask and the trace underneath. Here is a picture for reference
  15. I'd swap out the psu for something like this https://pcpartpicker.com/product/fZyFf7/seasonic-power-supply-s12ii520bronze Its cheaper, better quality, and has more watts. Other than that you build looks pretty solid. Adding an SSD later on would also help speed things up.