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About mpsparrow

  • Title
    not so tech tech guy
  • Birthday July 25

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  • Interests
    web design, coding, micro controllers, computers and servers, networking


  • CPU
    i7-6700k @ 4.4GHz
  • Motherboard
    Asus Z170-A
  • RAM
    Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000
  • GPU
    EVGA GTX 1060 3GB
  • Case
    Corsair 200R
  • Storage
    Crucial MX300 2.5" 525GB SSD
  • PSU
    EVGA 750W 80+ Bronze Semi Modular
  • Display(s)
    DELL S2340L + x2 LG 25UM58-P
  • Cooling
    Corsair H60
  • Keyboard
    Corsair K70 Red
  • Mouse
    Logitech G502
  • Sound
    Audio Technica M20x
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Home
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  1. @Praesi I run a lot of CPU intensive simulations and tasks for school. I do game but it is probably only like 10% of the time when using my computer. I'm planning to upgrade to Ryzen 2nd or 3rd gen. I figure if I sell it all for around $200 or so CAD it will basically pay off an upgrade with these Black Friday sales.
  2. How much do you think my i7-6700k with ASUS z170-a and Corsair h60 would sell for? Owned them for about 2.5 years and looking to upgrade now. Got the original packaging for them all. I live in Canada (Ottawa to be more specific). I'm just wondering what a ballpark price could be if I am going to sell them. Thanks
  3. I'm at school most of the day so I set it up to run all night and then while I am at school. Glad I am able to help in some way
  4. I mean he bought it a week ago so he could. I just feel like I could save him all the trouble....
  5. I mean I am not messing with the hardware so I don't see how it would void my warranty to plug a USB stick into the machine and wipe it.
  6. I don't think that is a hardware issue when it is working until you have the computer on for a few hours and watch the memory usage creep up. I think it is some sort of memory leak but it can only come from Windows because I have nothing else installed.
  7. Nope, nothing is open when this is happening. At most he has had maybe 3 tabs open.
  8. Everywhere it clearly shows 8GB of ram and when the computer starts up it is using the proper amount of ram that I would expect (2-2.5GB). So I doubt that is the problem.
  9. Brothers new Microsoft Surface Laptop. i5 processor, 8GB of ram, 256GB SSD. Literally got it a week ago and has don't very little with it. The only program he has loaded up is Firefox. That is literally it. Doesn't even have any files on it or anything. After a few hours of use the memory slowly creeps up to 99% usage. Then the laptop becomes unusable. Task manager doesn't show anything using that usage. Nothing is open and the usage is still at 99% using all 8GB. Once you reboot the laptop it goes back to its normal like 2.5GB of ram usage and then slowly starts creeping up using more and more again. Is this like a Windows 10 memory leak or something? Any help would be greatly appreciated. I am trying to avoid having to reinstall Windows on it.
  10. For a while now I have been looking at buying a server to use as a NAS and for personal/work things. I have been searching but I am having trouble finding options for what I want. Price is preferably under $600 CAD Has storage for 8 x 3.5" drives. Would like them to be hot swap bays. Good processor(s). Would like it to have 8 to 12 cores (16 to 24 threads). 32GB of ram Looking for older hardware (~2008 - ~2012) stuff so that the price is more affordable. I am having trouble finding good options. I was originally looking at some used HP ProLiant DL380 on eBay as they go for ~$300. Only issue is the hot swap bays are 2.5" so I couldn't fit the drives I currently own. If you know of any older lines of servers that would fit into what I am looking for that would be awesome.
  11. Assuming you are actually serious about this, what will you be using this computer for?
  12. I think it could handle it. I have a GTX 1060 with a 2560 x 1080 ultrawide (60Hz) and can max out most games at 60FPS.