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About paddy-stone

  • Title
    Iron Druid

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  • PlayStation Network
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Profile Information

  • Gender
  • Location
    United Kingdom


  • CPU
    AMD Ryzen 1700 @3.85 Ghz
  • Motherboard
    ASrock AB350M m-ATX
  • RAM
    16Gb DDR4 3000Mhz @2933Mhz Corsair Vengeance
  • GPU
    Zotac GTX 1050
  • Case
    Fractal design 804
  • Storage
    240GB SSD +2TB +16TB(4x4TB)
  • PSU
    EVGA 850W P2 Platinum fully modular
  • Display(s)
    4K 55"TV + LG 29" Ultrawide
  • Cooling
    CM Masterliquid 240 lite
  • Keyboard
    Aukey (non-RGB) blue switches (Outemu)
  • Mouse
    Logitech G502 Proteus spectrum
  • Sound
    Bluetooth soundbar + bluetooth headphones
  • Operating System
    Win 10 + Ubuntu/mint/FreeNAS (VMs)

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  1. paddy-stone

    Need inexpensive router for guests

    Just add an old router to use as an AP for guests... or buy an inexpensive one.
  2. Hang on, the guys complaining about the clock speeds of AMD chips, isn't it a better idea to get coders to make use of more cores where possible instead to spread the load... that would help keep heat down too, and because the trend is "moar corez" that should in theory sort headaches out for most. I mean you can get an 8 core/16 thread first gen ryzen now for around £150-ish, that if the developers could load balance the games CPU dependency better cope with a fairly hefty game?
  3. paddy-stone

    What is the best mouse

    I'm using the 502 and it's the best I have used, once you get your DPI settings how you like them... nice and responsive, but then again I'm not a pro gamer or anything
  4. paddy-stone

    ryzen 7 1700 vs 1700x

    No, if just for gaming you don't need an 8 core CPU, and unfortunately you CAN'T OC with that board, for about $5 more when you bought it you could have had a much better featured board with oc ability and other nice things.... anyway, won't dwell on that. Yes, your best bet now is the 2600x TBH, BUT if you have some spare budget (like $60) you can get a half decent mobo also.... if not just go with the 2600x if you can afford it, remember to update your BIOS before you swap the CPUs over as it won't post/boot with a non updated bios to support the 2000 series CPUs.
  5. paddy-stone

    ryzen 7 1700 vs 1700x

    Not a chance, you just update the BIOS. What board do you have?
  6. paddy-stone

    ryzen 7 1700 vs 1700x

    Agree, but still don't get why some people don't OC their CPUs it's not rocket science FFS.... you're literally paying for a factory OC, there's no guarantee they are higher binned and so can reach even higher manual OCs. The worst part in OCing is the stability testing IMO, but you CAN skip some of that if you can tolerate the odd BSOD maybe happening and then adjusting the OC again.
  7. paddy-stone

    Google Discontinuing Inbox (website)

    Ahh I see, sorry I must have assumed when the earlier post was made that it was a forgone conclusion that they would also do this online, cause if not it'd be very confusing for their users.
  8. paddy-stone

    Windows 10 deactivated by itself?

    Did you actually re-install? if not then that could be why your key has been deactivated as it's realized it's using different hardware.... just a theory though.
  9. paddy-stone

    Google Discontinuing Inbox (website)

    Searched "google" in tech news
  10. paddy-stone

    Google Discontinuing Inbox (website)

    This was already posted a week or two back, can remember reading it.
  11. No, not really... depedns on whether you OC the the ram tightening timings and such vs just using OC profile. If using OC profile they bother with do 3200 for sure, but might get a bit of a better OC out of them if you try.
  12. Well which is it, you asked which is better but also asked about it being worth it. If you're asking is the team memory any good, then the answer is yes. It's also somewhat cheaper depending on location. The corsair mem might be on more qvl lists though, if that might be a problem?
  13. paddy-stone

    Cannot choose the right SSD for my build.

    There's good and bad for both options. If you're going to be transferring files between say an nvme to nvme, then the faster speeds are worth it. If you're gonna transfer nvme to sata, then it's not worth it as the sata write speed isn't even close to the nvme read speed.... I hope that makes sense. Also internal transfer of files is very fast for nvme, if that type of thing happens for you.
  14. paddy-stone

    Windows 10 deactivated by itself?

    If changing hardware I almost always do a fresh install. But also if you sign in to MS account, it should reactivate your license.... as long as you're still using same version, like 10 pro for example, rather than 10 home.
  15. Agree, at stock speeds you could use almost any board, but if you think you might oc in the future, I personally would opt for the better VRMs. Are you limited to itx boards? or can you fit m-atx? if you could fit m-atx you could go with the msi b450 tomohawk which has IMO much better spec from reviews.