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  1. Cheap SSDs can wear out with little writes, usually rated for 35-50 or so TB and can survive more than that. With modern apps like Chrome and Firefox writing 20-30GB a day, these drives will take a while to wear out. However, high end SSDs like Samsung's 850 PRO can survive insane writes - https://packet.company/blog/ did a test and had a 1TB 850 PRO survive 7PB of writes. Cheap drives can usually survive around 500TB to 1PB of writes, and would do a good job as well
  2. Definitely, as long as you don't really reach above these your components should be fine. The 1050 should be under 82c for MUH MAX SPEED (GPU Boost 3)
  3. Remove the heatspreaders Paint them Put them back on with proper thermal pads ?????? Profit, probably
  4. 85c cpu/gpu should be optimal
  5. Just ordered the KZ ZS5 IEMs, Xiaomi Mijia Pen and 3 refills for under $30 AUD Lots of chink shit hahaha
  6. in the Dell Outlet rn you have two options: Dell Inspiron 11 3000 - Core m3 6y30, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD, 1366x768 display for 479AUD or Dell Inspiron 13 5000 - i7 7500U, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, IPS 1080p display for 879AUD http://www1.ap.dell.com/content/topics/segtopic.aspx/products/quickship/au/en/inspiron_notebook?c=au&l=en&s=dfo
  7. SanDisk - everything from them fucking dies! LG - Looping Guaranteed™ OnePlus - shipping me a faulty phone, but I would buy another of their devices if it was nice. Netflix - little selection, limited to 720p, this garbage doesn't stop me downloading movies in good quality not giving a fuck Spotify - cancerous garbage that makes you pay for 320kbps and has so little selection especially around niche shit, I'll stick to downloading 320k MP3s and FLACs Gigabyte - shitty GPU dies on 3 year mark then retailer had shut down, they have no Australian branch and everything is done through resellers around warranty.
  8. Return it and get a machine that isn't total crap
  9. 4790k still kicks ass Cooler is a strange one, it won't be quieter PSU, why? 1kW 80+ Plat to 650W Gold Good choices besides that tho
  10. The Corsair CX550M is $37.99 at Newegg after rebate ATM, go for that over EVGA Bronze
  11. SD is dying, motherfucker can't find /boot or the file system
  12. It's 2017, why are people still shilling 2011-3 besides people who want to throw in a Xeon in the future? No. You're directly comparing clock speeds of two different architectures with different IPC. For what the OP is doing, X99 is useless. Games are still for the most part using 4 cores and eight threads now. Even the 6700k destroys the 5820k in gaming. http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-2016-what-is-the-fastest-gaming-cpu Not really. 7700k is still the gaming champ with insane leads over Ryzen in some games. Outside of gaming Ryzen is the cheap performance king hands down, but not for gaming.
  13. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant CPU: Intel - Core i7-7700K 4.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($323.89 @ OutletPC) CPU Cooler: be quiet! - Dark Rock 3 67.8 CFM Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler ($64.88 @ OutletPC) Motherboard: ASRock - Z270 Extreme4 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($138.98 @ Newegg) Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($131.88 @ OutletPC) Storage: SK hynix - SL308 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($139.99 @ SuperBiiz) Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($47.88 @ OutletPC) Video Card: EVGA - GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB SC Black Edition Video Card ($724.98 @ Newegg) Case: NZXT - S340 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg) Power Supply: Corsair - TXM Gold 650W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg) Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($89.89 @ OutletPC) Monitor: AOC - AG271QX 27.0" 2560x1440 144Hz Monitor ($399.99 @ Best Buy) Keyboard: Corsair - STRAFE RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard ($134.99 @ Amazon) Mouse: Logitech - G502 Wired Optical Mouse ($54.92 @ Amazon) Headphones: Kingston - HyperX Cloud II 7.1 Channel Headset ($96.99 @ Amazon) Speakers: Logitech - Z200 0W 2ch Speakers ($26.49 @ Newegg) Total: $2485.73 Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-07-22 20:03 EDT-0400
  14. Task Manager is often incorrect with clockspeeds Check using NZXT CAM or Afterburner that the CPU is actually at 4.2
  15. Which SanDisk? If it's SSD PLUS, don't touch it. They swap NAND so often that one review from 3 weeks ago showing performance may be incorrect. Samsung is the performance and reliability king, and I'd rather pay $20 more for one of their drives. However, to answer your question, yes. It does make small differences here and there in the real world. Game loads can be so much faster with an good SSD, and file transfers can be much faster as well.
  16. Hilariously 950 has SLI conns.
  17. I'd usually recommend an Adata unit, but the Blue was the best SSD there under $90.
  18. WD Blue is based on the SanDisk X-series platform, instead of the inferior Z-series platform the SSDPLUS is based on. It's faster, rated for longer, and better quality. M9i is as good as the 212 EVO. CXM is better than S12II for cheaper, and offers nicer cables and some modularity to boot. Was trying to find a 470 and fit that into the budget but miners.
  19. Forza Horizon 2 and Simpsons Hit And Run Both fucking masterpieces.
  20. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant CPU: Intel - Core i5-2400 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor (Purchased For $0.00) CPU Cooler: CRYORIG - M9i 48.4 CFM CPU Cooler ($19.89 @ OutletPC) Motherboard: MSI - B75MA-P45 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (Purchased For $0.00) Memory: Patriot - Viper 3 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($94.50 @ Amazon) Storage: Western Digital - Blue 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($89.89 @ OutletPC) Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($47.88 @ OutletPC) Video Card: EVGA - GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB ACX 2.0 Video Card ($149.99 @ SuperBiiz) Case: Silverstone - PS08B (Black) MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($34.90 @ NCIX US) Power Supply: Corsair - CXM 550W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($37.99 @ Newegg) Total: $475.04 Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-07-22 02:26 EDT-0400
  21. Because that's all they sold them with.
  22. they say no to whatever they don't test, the PCH should support both but eh
  23. Apparently their RMA service is a totally different branch, so try enquiring there
  24. Probably uses WidevineCDM (Content decryption module), which isn't supported on Linux. Check for it in chrome://components