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About mbryant

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  • Birthday 1994-03-30

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  • Steam

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  • CPU
    i7 4790K
  • Motherboard
    MSI Z97 S SLI Plus Krait Edition
  • RAM
    16GB Crucial Ballistix
  • GPU
    GTX 1070
  • Case
    Corsair 750D
  • Storage
    WD Black 1TB Patriot 120GB SSD
  • PSU
    RM 750
  • Cooling
    Hyper 212 EVO
  • Operating System
    Windows 10
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  1. mbryant

    New Monitor

    So I have gone through a number of monitors over the last few years. I've finally got a gaming display I like which is also my current primary display. An Acer 144hz 1440p 27 inch monitor. My secondary display is some Dell Ultra Sharp 27" 1440p display which is also lovely but neither of these are ideal for casual use. I like to lean back a bit when I'm browsing reddit and the internet in general and 1440p at 27" is a little too small for my liking. I've had an ultrawide in the past and loved it but it wasn't tall enough. This was before 32:10 was a thing. I will be keeping my Acer 144hz display for gaming but I want to make it my secondary display and replace the Dell with something else. Here's what I'm considering right now: BenQ 32" and a Phillip's 43" I HAVE had a 43" 4K monitor before and I recall it being slightly too large but I'm willing to try it again. I'm also open to suggestions. Use: Video editing, color accuracy would be nice but anything I do is going to Youtube and or is being watched on uncalibrated displays, also even if I do have a calibrated display I would still review work on my phone, TV and other monitors to check color. Web browsing, when I do research I like to have one window for product listings in multiple tabs and another for reviews in multiple tabs. Netflix Casual gaming, I love playing single player games on large displays like GTA, Assassin's Creed etc. Budget: I'm willing to go up to $800 USD but would like to stay between $400 and $600 Here's a photo of my current setup.
  2. Seems new but I suppose you're right. I was also mildly concerned because in BF4 I usually hover at around 80 - 85% usage but today it was 99%. Same settings and all that but I was still able to push 90+ fps. No performance dips as far as I noticed.
  3. My question is, why? Steam isn't' doing anything other than being open. Why does it spike to near full GPU usage when I move my mouse around? That doesn't seem normal
  4. So, I fee like I just noticed this yesterday. I always have monitoring software in use so I feel like I'd have seen this before. When I mouse over my Steam window while it's open my GPU usage will spike from 15 or 20% all the way to 85% just while I'm in steam and moving my cursor around. The same thing happens with origin, no games running or anything. I updated my drivers yesterday after noticing this and it didn't help. Key Specs: CPU: Ryzen 7 2700x GPU: GTX 1070 RAM: 16 GB Crucial Ballistix DDR4 Windows 10 Pro
  5. I have a Schecter C-1 Platinum guitar. I've had it for 2 years and they go for $600 new so I was thinking about $400. Any one else think that's fair? https://www.guitarcenter.com/Schecter-Guitar-Research/C-1-Platinum-Electric-Guitar.gc
  6. Cool! Yeah I mean what I'm trying to do with the small form factor is cut down on desk clutter. I had honestly considered going with an AIO computer but that still doesn't really help because I have 2 monitors, sound bar, mouse and keyboard. It's such a mess but I figured at least having a smaller system would help some what
  7. I am pretty bad at building in super small cases I was thinking M ATX as I'd also like 2 usable PCI slots
  8. 1TB WD Black. Samsung 250 or 500 GB SSD I think it's 250 and a 120GB SSD for Windows. Good on storage for sure. I was thinking of giving the 120GB SSD to my friend since the only reason I didn't move windows to the samsung was because I was too lazy.
  9. My response to you wasn't meant to seem snarky so I apologize if it seemed that way. I think I might at least try to hold out for that Zen 2, I know my impressions of AMD from 5 years ago are largely no longer valid and I'm trying to get out of my "intel fan boy" way of thinking
  10. Adobe Premiere, sorry I thought that was obvious ? fair question though
  11. Hi all, so I built my current rig about 4 years ago and I think it's time for a new one. Specs listed in my signature below. I'm keeping the 1070 for now as well as my storage and PSU but upgrading everything else. Budget, let's say around $900 USD. Uses: Gaming and 4K video editing, I've not been keeping up with hardware that much lately which is why I want help. I'm not unwilling to switch to AMD but I'd like to stay with Intel unless some of you would think it best to switch to Ryzen. I'd also like it to be a smaller build. I currently have a corsair 750D and that thing is too massive. Also WiFi on the motherboard would be nice. Last thing: I was going to give the remains of my current build to my friend once I upgrade and I was going to tell her to get a 1660 or 2060. She's not really playing very demanding games and will only be playing at 1080p. She really just cares to play Saints Row IV and Borderlands 3. I'm pretty confident that the 2060 will be fine but I've always had the "70" or "80" version of NVIDIA GPU's. Sorry for the long post. Thanks in advance! EDIT: I would like a "K" series CPU as well, I don't know that I will overclock but I would like to have the option to
  12. So we use google sheets a lot at my day job. I can't explain what exactly we do but I'm in QA and basically we track issues made internally. We use google sheets for this. We have a set of issue types that we track as well as who made the issue, who in QA is tracking the issue, the priority level of the issue in question, and the current status of the issue which is either "Done" or " Sent to ____ to fix". I've been looking at switching to Smartsheet since they have a reporting feature which can generate a report by telling it to look in the QA sheet for "X" data. Click "run" then there it is a report with the criteria I specified. Something I haven't considered until recently would be google sheet add ons. I'm hoping someone here can help me find a good reporting solution in google sheets. All of our reports are done manually right now and they take HOURS. In smartsheet they take like a quarter of the time.
  13. UPDATE: New CMOS battery has been in since Tuesday? Monday? Idk I lose track of days. So far so good, no crashes.
  14. I should have closed this post. I got a new CMOS battery for my board the other day and haven't had any issues as of yet.
  15. No obvious GPU sag, I think my PSU is an EVGA Supernova 650W G2. It's only about a year and a half old, 2 at most. Since replacing the CMOS battery I haven't had any issues but it's only been 24 hours so it's just a wait and see kind of thing. I don't want to troubleshoot too many things at once in case I somehow overlook something. If it goes down again I'll swap PCI slots. I swapped from the second from the top slot to the top slot maybe 4 months ago but I didn't have any issues until the random crashes that I was experiencing last week.