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DragonTamer1

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    DragonTamer1 reacted to 8-Bit Ninja in Upgrade or Build a new Computer?   
    i7 4790 + 970, both used of course, and you would need to sell the 4460 + 370 
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    DragonTamer1 reacted to Daniel Z. in First PC build (Please Help)   
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
    CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor  ($179.99 @ Newegg) 
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master - MasterLiquid ML240L RGB 66.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler  ($49.99 @ Newegg) 
    Motherboard: Gigabyte - GA-AB350M-Gaming 3 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard  ($72.89 @ OutletPC) 
    Memory: GeIL - EVO FORZA 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory  ($159.99 @ Newegg) 
    Storage: Crucial - MX500 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($129.99 @ Amazon) 
    Storage: Seagate - FireCuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Hybrid Internal Hard Drive  ($97.89 @ OutletPC) 
    Video Card: XFX - Radeon RX 580 4GB GTS XXX Edition Video Card  ($349.99 @ Amazon) 
    Case: Cooler Master - MasterBox Q300L MicroATX Mini Tower Case  ($39.99 @ Newegg) 
    Power Supply: SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($83.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
    Total: $1164.71
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-03-11 17:49 EDT-0400
     
    Or go for the 1080 prebuilt, flip the 1080, and buy a 980Ti
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    DragonTamer1 reacted to Brooksie359 in Plattsburgh, N.Y to take legislative against crypto mining.   
    Using an large amount of resources to accomplish something very small is a waste no matter how you look at it. 
  4. Informative
    DragonTamer1 got a reaction from CrippledROBOT in Seasonic Focus Plus Gold 750W Single 'Click' Sound when PC is ON/OFF   
    Using a transistor as a switch to control current flow makes no mechanical noise but comes with the drawback of losses efficiency and added heat to the unit since all of the power for a rail would go through that one part. The voltage drop for them is typically 1.4 or 0.7V depending on how it is configured. This doesn't sound like a lot until you apply ohms law and start pushing +15A through it. That voltage drop multiplied by the current is wasted power across the component. This option is also a bit cheaper than a relay.
     
    MOSFETs are a type of transistor but they have a fixed junction resistance where a transistor has a fixed junction voltage drop. MOSFETs suffer from the same problem as transistors and in some cases can be worse (depending on the part used).
     
    A relay has a very high (near 100%) efficiency since it is basically a switch with two low resistance electrical contacts allowing the current to flow. There is still heat that builds up but it is not nearly as much as there would be through a transistor. The drawback to a relay is that since it has moving mechanical parts, it will eventually wear out, though we are talking about hundreds of thousands of cycles.
     
    Basically, there is nothing to be concerned about. It is just a choice that the engineers made when working up the design with a focus on different markets. Since relays are a more expensive product, it makes sense that it would be used in more expensive power supplies.
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    DragonTamer1 reacted to faziten in Need Recomendations   
    For forum respect policy i'll keep english.
     
    I live in Argentina too, so id recommend you visit Mercadolibre, EVGA700W is close to Seasonic 620W price (i get your budget is roughly 2500pesos or 123U$S).
     
    Seasonic is way better unit than EVGA 700B, since you wont be overclocking 620W is plenty, even if you later decide to OC your entire rig it will be enough.
    Plus, Seasonic is modular, so no pain in the rear with cable management.
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    DragonTamer1 reacted to Herman Mcpootis in will these parts work together   
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
    CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor  ($265.00 @ PCCaseGear) 
    Motherboard: ASRock - AB350 Pro4 ATX AM4 Motherboard  ($125.00 @ PCCaseGear) 
    Memory: G.Skill - Flare X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory  ($279.00 @ PCCaseGear) 
    Storage: Crucial - MX500 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($119.00 @ PCCaseGear) 
    Storage: Toshiba - 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($129.00 @ PCCaseGear) 
    Video Card: Asus - GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB Strix OC Video Card  ($529.00 @ PCCaseGear) 
    Case: Cooler Master - MasterBox Lite 5 RGB ATX Mid Tower Case  ($99.00 @ PCCaseGear) comes with 3 RGB fans and 1 non-RGB fan.
    Power Supply: Cooler Master - MasterWatt 550W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($89.00 @ PCCaseGear) 
    Total: $1634.00
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-03-03 22:57 AEDT+1100
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    DragonTamer1 reacted to ArchGamer in Ryzen 2400g ok for VR?   
    The integrated GPU would be horrible for VR however the actual CPU speed and performance will do just fine when paired with an external GPU
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    DragonTamer1 got a reaction from vinid223 in Nas Server Setup   
    You could build your own server if you can find a motherboard for a decent price. I'm not sure how Plex runs on FreeNas, but on my server I have a six core Sandybridge Xeon clocked at 2GHz (2.6 with some tricky turbo overclocking witchcraft) and it runs Plex like a dream. You typically need more CPU power for Plex if you have on the fly trans-coding (for lowering video quality to outside internet for speed and bandwidth reasons like me) and if you have a lot, and I mean a LOT of people using Plex at the same time.
     
    If you don't want to dabble with ebay you can possibly try Aliexpress, though I've never bought from them.
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    DragonTamer1 got a reaction from fpo in Should I Buy all my pc parts in bulk or one at a time   
    When I built mine I bought all of the essential parts from the start, I then bought the rest over time and either made due with older substitute parts (like the case and PSU) or went without completely until I had the money.
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    DragonTamer1 reacted to Tech_Dreamer in US Rep proposes Gov Ban on Huawei, ZTE under "National security" grounds   
    i can understand why they're concerned & kinda get the point of it , But i feel like it should be restricted to high profile people with close government ties that are susceptible to be spied on rather than a blanket ban.
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    DragonTamer1 got a reaction from JM21 in Post Your Battle Stations and Build Setups!   
    Yes, I do plan on getting a new desk... a bigger desk.


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    DragonTamer1 got a reaction from JM21 in Post Your Battle Stations and Build Setups!   
    Yes, I do plan on getting a new desk... a bigger desk.


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    DragonTamer1 got a reaction from JM21 in Post Your Battle Stations and Build Setups!   
    Yes, I do plan on getting a new desk... a bigger desk.


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    DragonTamer1 got a reaction from Arsenite in Is open setup cooler than closed one?   
    It depends. If the case has decent opening on the front, its fans can pull more air in and since it is enclosed, it has more directionality to the airflow allowing for better cooling. A cse with limited front intakes (like most inwin cases) will have worse airflow.
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    DragonTamer1 reacted to goodtofufriday in Worlds Smallest GTX 1080   
    Do it to a Vega 64...
  16. Funny
    DragonTamer1 got a reaction from IKnight in So my Tempered Glass went KABOOM   
    Put the glass back together like a puzle with superglue and put some LEDs inside for a nice illumination effect.
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    DragonTamer1 got a reaction from Merkey in Budget multimedia PC - tips / thoughts?   
    I might recommend switching to intel and just using integrated graphics.
  18. Funny
    DragonTamer1 got a reaction from hogfather in Microsoft finally agrees to stop forcing Windows upgrade downloads   
    I myself don't care about the dataccollection, if MS wants to see what kind of pron I'm watching, then let them have their nightmares.
     
    The only thing I don't like is forced update. It doesn't bither me on my desktop, but I have a game server that needs to run windows and it kept restarting because of updates. It got to the point where I had to modify the registry to get it to stop.
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    DragonTamer1 got a reaction from Thinkfreely in So Optane was basically pointless?   
    Optain was pretty pointless and felt like a gimmick to get more people to invest in a platfirm that offered little improvement over its predecessor. It boosted the performance of a hard drive but used an m.2 slot on a Kaby lake system where people were likely to just buy an SSD from the get go. It basically turned your HDD into a SSHD which if you wanted that then just buy one int the first place sice it would be $30 cheaper.
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    DragonTamer1 got a reaction from Zando Bob in Usb 3.2 announced   
    I really wish that they would just call it USB 4 and 5 to help keep it simple. Why does it need a decimal in it? Just making shit complicated for the sake of being complicated.
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    DragonTamer1 got a reaction from Daniel Z. in Case fan setup   
    You should try to get your front intake fan low enough on the case that it is blowing air towards the GPU intake fan.
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    DragonTamer1 got a reaction from Megah3rtz in Post Your Battle Stations and Build Setups!   
    Still need to get the sleeved cable extentions, a new hybrid drive and case lighting once I no longer have life things getting in the way.
     
    Tsubame:
    Intel Xeon E5 1650 V0
    be quiet! Dark Rock 3
    48GB DDR3 1600
    XFX RX 480 GTR 8GB
    SeaSonic X850
    Adata 120GB SSD
    WD Blue 1TB
    Seagate 500GB
    Silverstone Redline
    Blu-ray drive for good measure
     







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    DragonTamer1 got a reaction from Xatris in I nee a power supply!   
    1050Ti's don't SLI.
     
    I don't want to plunge this into a thread where we evaluate your build choices, but it might be worth taking a look at Ryzen since you get more for your money. It would allow you to allocate a bit more of your budget to PSU.
     
    I would recommend something like a SeaSonic M12II power supply, I believe they are all fully modular, are very reliable and might come with a fan-less mode (their fans are practically silent anyway).
  24. Informative
    DragonTamer1 got a reaction from Xatris in I nee a power supply!   
    Those are not always reliable and only give you an estimate at best. I typically look at the power rating that the manufacturer lists for their part, add 15-25% then add the powers together. I also make sure that I'm not exceeding more than 80% of the power supplies maximum output power.

    Try taking a look at this list here.
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    DragonTamer1 got a reaction from MyInnerFred in Anime Club - Heaven Society   
    IS is harem and mecha and painful to watch.
     
    I personally like Natsume Yuujinchou and have been furiously waiting for episode 6. There are 6 seasons averaging 12 episodes each and a couple of OVAs that you can watch. It's slower passed and is more of an emotional slice of life/supernatural.
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