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About RadiatingLight

  • Title
    Testing... 123

Profile Information

  • Gender
  • Location
    Bay Area


  • CPU
    Intel Core I7 4770K
  • Motherboard
  • RAM
    2X 8GB DDR3
  • GPU
    GTX 1070 STRIX
  • Case
    Corsair Crystal 460X RGB
  • Storage
    220GB Sandisk SSD
  • PSU
    Corsair RM750X
  • Display(s)
    ViewSonic 1080p 24''
  • Cooling
    NZXT Kraken X62 (With 120mm Fans)
  • Keyboard
    Corsair K95 Cherry MX Brown
  • Mouse
    Corsair M65
  • Operating System
    Windows 10

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  1. RadiatingLight

    Which cpu for gaming?

    StoreMI is pretty much a gimmick IMO -- unless you plan to use it, it's basically worth nothing.
  2. RadiatingLight

    New Toshiba External HDD (1TB) Not Accessible

    try opening up the partitioning utility -- called "create and format hard disk partitions" and see if it's partitioned or not. if not, make a partition which is the whole size of the drive.
  3. RadiatingLight

    Which cpu for gaming?

    True if it's being kept at stock speeds -- however, @SzaboAttila, if you're a tinkerer, the top overclocked speed of Ryzen 1000 and Ryzen 2000 are pretty similar (4.0 vs like 4.2ghz), and especially if you're fine with spending a few hours to get high RAM clocks, a 1000 series CPU is totally a viable option.
  4. RadiatingLight

    can i use a laptop hdd as my main boot drive

    You totally can - the reason it doesn't work is because windows can't be installed on existing partitions. Delete all partitions on the drive (which will format it, obviously) and then select the empty space to install into.
  5. Remember ONLY A YEAR AND A HALF AGO when Intel released a 4 core, 4 thread i5 onto their X299 platform...

    Seemed stupid then -- seems even stupider now.

    1. Nowak


      especially because a couple months later they released 6c6t i5s on Z370


      and 6c12t i7s on Z370

  6. RadiatingLight

    Rtx cards bring down Gtx cards price?

    Slightly, but since the 10 series is still a very good option (and better value), not as much as we would like.
  7. RadiatingLight

    Help me price my rig for sell?

    Yeah, $500 seems pretty decent. Maybe you can get lucky and sell it for a bit more, like $550 or $600. By the way, running games on less than max settings doesn't do anything for GPU lifespan. Unless you're mining on it 24 hours a day, it basically won't do anything to lifespan. (and even if you are mining on it 24 hours a day, it'll probably still be okay for years, so it will most likely outlive its usable lifespan anyway.
  8. Why not just create a separate paypal account for each mission? You would need to create the selection menu on your website, and depending on what mission they want to donate to, you present them with a different paypal account.
  9. A Friend needs to get time-sensitive stuff off of her external hard drive, and lost her power adapter. And of course these things are hard to find, so the only way to get the files will be to either order a new one, which won't come in time, or to possibly crack open the casing, and extract the drive inside. I don't want to do that unless i know for certain that it has a SATA or IDE interface inside, and not something proprietary. So: Do all external hard drives contain an internal hard drive inside (with a common standardized connector)?
  10. RadiatingLight

    HP leaks Intel 8th Gen Whiskey Lake specs

  11. RadiatingLight

    Final Build

    IF you can change something, get a 6GB 1060, but if not, 3GB is still fine. It's definitely overclockable, and you can probably get 5Ghz on that 8600K pretty easily unless you lost the silicon lottery. you could also OC the GPU, but not that much because GPU boost does most of the work for you. Make sure that the RAM is running at its rated speed (becuase it might default to 2133) other than that, make sure that you have enough room to upgrade to 16GB later. (so, motherboard with 4 DIMM slots, which you probably have). 8GB is okay for now, but once RAM prices finally drop to reasonable levels, you'll probably want another 8GB
  12. Cryorig C7 is a pretty good air cooler for $35 and it should work fine. With a CX450, you could also easily slap in a GTX 1060 and turn the PC into a decent gaming rig as well. (in fact, I've built PCs with a CX450 powering a 1070Ti)
  13. Link: https://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Bronze-Certified-Non-Modular-CP-9020120-NA/dp/B01MTZ96RU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1529880829&sr=8-1&keywords=corsair+cx450&dpID=415gPKkYACL&preST=_SX300_QL70_&dpSrc=srch
  14. Just get a Corsair CX450 (Or CX450M if you want semi-modular) and you should be set. You'll have even more connectors, more wattage, and a much better PSU that won't die or explode.
  15. RadiatingLight

    No post.

    Good Plan. I assume your motherboard doesn't have debug LEDs, but you could try finding a motherboard speaker (or maybe your mobo came with one) and plugging it in to hear the beep codes. also, check the PSU first. I don't think it's dead, but make sure all connections are firmly secured, and if you have a modular PSU, make sure they're secured on BOTH ENDS. this issue caused me lots of pain about a year ago when I thought my CPU was dying, but in reality the CPU EPS 8-pin was loose on the PSU side of a modular cable.