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About SilicateWielder

  • Title
    Hobbyist Game Dev/Pc Enthusiast
  • Birthday 1998-08-09

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  • Interests
    I enjoying doing various things like gaming, programming, and graphic design. I'm also an enthusiast when it comes to building computers. However my financial situation prevents me from building them more often.
  • Occupation
    Food Manufacturing


  • CPU
    Ryzen 7 2700x
  • Motherboard
    X470 Gigabyte Aorus 5 Wifi
  • RAM
    G.Skill Trident RGB 32GB 3000mhz
  • GPU
    FE GTX 1080
  • Case
    thermaltake Core X71
  • Storage
    1TB WD RE3 Enterprise HDD, 2TB WD RE3 Enterprise HDD, WD 250GB NVME
  • PSU
    Corair RMx 850x
  • Display(s)
    LG - 29UM68-P 29.0"
  • Cooling
    360RAD + Thermaltake GP1080FE GPU block + Swiftech Apogee SKF waterblock
  • Keyboard
    Redragon Yama mechanical
  • Mouse
    Mionix Naos QG
  • Sound
    Soundblaster Z
  • Operating System
    Windows 10
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  1. So, I got my hands on a non-functional dolch computer, aaaaand I decided to build a sleeper in it (Someone out there is gonna be furious hearing that) Anyway, I'm trying to pick a powersupply that can power both a 2070 and i5-9600k but I can't use a standard SFX power supply due to space constraints, I've got a cooling solution for the GPU that will use up a lot of available space The case has a seperate area for the power supply, measuring about 37cm by 10.5cm by 5.5 - 6cm (depending on if I cut out a spot for clearance to put in the PSU) If anyone can point me to a suitable power supply it'd be really helpful
  2. Has anyone ever bought something from them? I've suddenly found a need to be able to move around between floors in my home without lugging around my desktop everywhere I go and a desktop replacement sounds like a good way to go. I don't need two desktops and I could upgrade my aging NAS using the leftover parts I'm currently looking at the NH58AF1 barebones since I'd be able to save on some cost reusing parts I already have. https://rjtech.com/shop/index.php?dispatch=products.view&product_id=30767
  3. So, I decided to fire up vanilla Fallout 4 on a fresh windows install and noticed it didn't seem to be running as smooth as it used to be. 30-40 fps on average in the concord area. I'm seeing other people with the same CPU and GPU combination are getting 140fps consistently. Again, the windows install is brand new, I only installed it last night. I did consider my radiator setup might be the issue but I'm averaging 80C under load and can't notice any thermal throttling though I can test further tomorrow when I have some more time. My drivers are the latest ones from Nvidia's website. Here are the full system specs: CPU: Ryzen 2700x @ stock w/ Swiftech Apogee block GPU: GTX 1080 @ stock w/ Thermaltake GP1080FE block RAM: Trident Z RGB 32GB DDR4 3000mhz PSU: Corair RMx 850x RADs: 80mm + dual 80mm
  4. I'm using the Sony MDR-7506's, they sound pretty good IMO being reference headphones, plus being able to call up sony for replacement parts is pretty handy should I ever need to Though if anyone think's there's a better pair of reference headphones or earbuds out there for not too much more I'm definitely interested in hearing what you have to offer
  5. i have this old Pentium II, I also have a dual-socket Slot A MOBO that it fits onto. I'll have to post pics and maybe try to get it running again, maybe try to get a web server running on it with some form of linux? I dunno but it could make for a neat gaming rig
  6. I should post that dualsocket Slot A Mobo I have lying around

  7. As a brief notice, I'm already midway through the restoration portion of this build Hardware list (This is a transplant, all hardware has already been purchased): The system receiving the case transplant has been my daily driver since September of last year, and recently I've lost the need to have 32GB of RAM so I may donate half of that to another family member (Build log coming up soon!) The whole project came about when I realized the case I'm using now is not only cumbersome for doing maintenance due to how heavy and large it is, but I've just been having a bad time with it, the USB 3.0 ports run at 2.0 speeds, the headphone jack works only half of the time, and the thumbscrews are stripping out after doing regular maintenance I also have issue with panels warping. not to mention the case weighs half a ton just by itself and makes lifting it onto a work surface impossible for just one person. I'll likely be selling it off as I've learned huge cases just aren't for me Anyway, back to the topic of this post, the case I've selected is my old reliable, having gotten me through four systems if I remember correctly. but after spending about a year in my basement it needs some TLC and a new paintjob. I don't have any pics of it when I dug it out but it's definitely seen some water. Here is the todo list so far, it may change as I progress with this Dissassemble case by removing all rivets and screws Sand all parts (mostly by hand as I don't own a power sander, but plan to buy one) Repaint using automotive primer and enamel (Lemme know what colors you folks think would look nice) Reassemble and install new rivets Print a new faceplate/bezel (The original has become brittle and the IO is in desperate need of upgrading) Find someone who can CNC acrylic or tempered glass to create a new side-panel window I'm going to try and re-use the original lighting tubes and make them RGB controllable, maybe, I'm not sure yet. I don't know what the case is, as I received it second hand about 5 years ago. My estimate is that the case was from circa 2006 given the original hardware that was in it is from that era, if anyone can provide some info on the case it would be greatly appreciated. I have pics below of the case from when I recieved it, and later on with the last build it saw. I don't have any more recent pics prior to dissassembly. I'll post updates tomorrow as I continue to sand and spraypaint parts.
  8. Hi, so I'm looking for a new mouse, however due to my hands being large with "piano fingers" I'm looking for something with large wings for my ring finger and pinky to rest on during use, previous mice I've used have resulted in the pinky on my right hand to begin to bend inwards I've been using this for the last year and have found it to be nice to hold, but it's not exactly the most durable thing: https://www.amazon.com/Mouse-Combatwing-Professional-Ergonomic-Rechargeable-Adjustable/dp/B06X3ZT78Q ideally what I'm looking for would be a slightly larger but similar mouse, than what I'm using now It doesn't necessarily need to be wireless, What would you folks recommend I purchase? My budget is about $80-100
  9. Or, run windows in a VM, Virtualbox has a seamless desktop mode I believe
  10. Oh god, Fallout 3, 4, and NV ate so much of my time. So have Cities Skylines, and simcity.
  11. Or at least that's the plan... I too plan to not have kids, not where I live anyway
  12. At an estimated $650usd aprox when it launches I'm not comfortable buying a phone that expensive, especially when it lacks any features that would make it worthwhile for my use case. I just need an integrated stylus and the capacity to run android 8, pressure sensitivity would be a nice bonus and the Note 5 delivers both of those things and more while being at a lower price point that the alternative. However i'm still not set in stone, I need to look into ROM support for the variant that boost officially supports. If it's not this then I'm buying the Stylo 4+ as it's on sale for not much more than the Note 5
  13. The Note 5 looks like the best candidate, just need to make sure I can get one on Boost Mobile, otherwise I'm gonna have to stick with the Stylo 4 which is less powerful
  14. I forgot about upgrading android through custom roms, though the Note 8, even used, is still way out of my budget. As enticing as pressure sensitivity may be for drawing.
  15. Hi, so I'm currently looking for an upgrade from my LG Stylo 3 which has been having some problems after an accidental reset (Long story), I'm interested in upgrading my phone to something newer with Android 8 for the sake of having Project Treble for more consistent updates. Budget is around $200 but I can stretch to about $280 if need be. I'd prefer an integrated stylus as I'm very prone to losing things and use my stylus almost daily for jotting down notes and such. I am aware of the Stylo 4 and 4+ though I'd like to see what my other options are Why do I want to see what other options there are? I'm also interested in rooting if possible, but it's not a requirement.