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About TheRandomness

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  • Gender
  • Location
    Cramming things in small spaces.
  • Interests
    SFF computing, transport and stuff, and gaming of course.
  • Biography
    I help moderate this place I guess.
  • Occupation
    Student (I don't think this counts as a job)


  • CPU
    Pentium G4560
  • Motherboard
    ASRock H110M-STX
  • RAM
    G-Skill Ripjaws DDR4-2800 (Running 2400 because motherboard)
  • GPU
    AMD R9 290 Sapphire Tri-X OC (The Titadeon shall always stay here), currently GTX 480
  • Case
    Custom (Build log linked in signature)
  • Storage
    128GB Plextor M6S SSD, 2TB Seagate thing
  • PSU
    A mix
  • Display(s)
    Samsung C32F391
  • Cooling
    AMD Wraith Spire
  • Keyboard
    Cherry G80-3000 (UK layout, MX blues)
  • Mouse
    TeckNet X9800 (Was lying around)
  • Sound
    Headphones (HyperX Clouds)
  • Operating System
    Windows 10

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  1. TheRandomness


    - Thread locked. Status Update material.
  2. TheRandomness

    If you had one wish...

    - Thread locked. Stuff like this shouldn't be posted here. These are not the right forums for it.
  3. TheRandomness

    Vega 64 for £410 or RTX 2060 for £400?

    You can undervolt Vega to significantly reduce its power consumption. Regardless, the different in power consumption bills will be something similar to a nice lunch at a café.
  4. TheRandomness

    pocophone with liquid metal?

    There's not too much benefit considering the black tape over the shields over the CPU package. I mean, you could remove the black tape and put liquid metal on afterwards, but you run the risk of said LM destroying the shield and shorting everything out.
  5. - Thread locked. You're begging for money here, you cannot earn bitcoins, or any other currency, for free.
  6. TheRandomness

    Hybrid TEC / Watercooled cooling

    - Thread moved to Liquid and Exotic Cooling.
  7. Don't share your account and only log in when you need to?
  8. TheRandomness

    Need input on these specs

    The PSU is complete overkill. You can use a HDD for secondary storage and it'll be so much cheaper. You don't need that kind of cooler for that CPU. You can use something like a Dark Rock Pro 4 from Be Quiet! to spend a little less and get something quieter. You don't need to spend so much on the motherboard either, that it quite a lot there.
  9. TheRandomness

    Need help Identifying an Intel 2011v3 CPU

    Doesn't Intel prohibit the sales of ES chips, so contacting them about it might be a bad idea? And also, since this chip is an ES (though we don't know at what point the sample was taken) it could have a few things disabled for the purpose of testing. And another thing, I'd call AMD anything but bankrupt lmao. And they're 50 years old this year.
  10. I'd recommend using http://pcpartpicker.com/ for making a parts list, it checks compatibility between everything. Honestly? With any Ryzen CPU that you aren't going to overclock on, 90% of all B350/450 boards will be fine for your needs.
  11. TheRandomness

    Need help Identifying an Intel 2011v3 CPU

    But it's an engineering sample, so turbo could be disabled because of that.
  12. TheRandomness

    Need help Identifying an Intel 2011v3 CPU

    With some deduction and reasoning: https://ark.intel.com/products/81706/Intel-Xeon-Processor-E5-2660-v3-25M-Cache-2-60-GHz- This has 10C/20T, the same listed TDP and very similar, but higher clocks.
  13. TheRandomness


    It shouldn't matter.
  14. TheRandomness


    Knowing tech, it could work again this time. Try setup the DOS thing with the HP USB converter, just to use something tried time and time again.
  15. TheRandomness


    Flashing a BIOS in windows regardless of the card's condition is just a bad idea. I think it's possible to potentially force a BIOS flash on the card with a few extra flags in the command (which unfortunately, I don't remember) if it doesn't accept one in DOS if you manage to get it to show up there.