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About Energycore


  • CPU
    Intel Xeon E3-1240 (3.3-3.7 GHz Sandy Bridge)
  • Motherboard
    Gigabyte GA-H61M-S2V-B3
  • RAM
    2x4GB Corsair Valueselect DDR3-1333
  • GPU
    MSI RX 480 Gaming X 8GB
  • Case
    Cooler Master Elite 360
  • Storage
    120GB TR150, 1TB WDRE+
  • PSU
    Corsair CX450M
  • Display(s)
    AOC G2260VWQ6
  • Cooling
    CM Hyper 212 EVO (don't get one, it's bad value)
  • Keyboard
    Rosewill Apollo 9100 with Cherry Reds <3
  • Mouse
    EVGA TORQ X3 - best mouse under $30

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  • Location
    Bird in the pic: A shrike!
  • Interests
    And ragtime
    And birdwatching

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  1. Gaming less as getting older? :(

    I've had this happen, and I don't think it's got anything to do with becoming older. The passage of time itself will change our emotional state and with it, the kinds of things that we seek for entertainment. For this, I see it as perfectly healthy to step away from games if you're not motivated to play them now, and come back in the future if you want, or not come back and find other hobbies.
  2. Coinbase Charging Accounts Multiple Times

    There's an update to this, apparently Visa's taking the blame for these double charges: https://cointelegraph.com/news/visa-worldpay-take-blame-for-duplicate-charges-on-coinbase-reverse-transactions
  3. Inb4 they're really bad earbuds and cost $200
  4. AI and Humans.

    I fear that this change will shape our culture in the years coming, and that people will entirely stop paying attention to anything that isn't a bait, anything that doesn't have a buzzfeed-ified title. Because that would be a generation of people who only judge a book by its cover, and didn't ever develop the intellectual skills to read between the lines.
  5. 980ti OC vs 1080ti

    No reason why it should, the 1080 Ti has more Stream Processors than the 980 Ti.
  6. 980ti OC vs 1080ti

    I don't think LN2 980 Tis go up to 2.5-3GHz either way - Pascal hits those limits already, and maxwell in general does hit lower clocks. And if you're gonna ask an unrealistic question then yes, theoretically there is a clockspeed at which any card X matches any other card Y. If you didn't have silicon limitations, you could run a GT 730 fast enough to match a 1080 Ti.
  7. What The H***

    You did not but I felt it was relevant to explain. As for recommendations, for me the biggest one is wait. Problem being, we don't know how long the shortage will be around. An alternative is to buy a used card, in the performance level of a 1050 Ti / a bit higher. I talk of stuff like HD 7970/7950, GTX 960/780/780Ti/680/770. Ebay has some listings for those. You can use tomshardware's not particularly accurate but good enough GPU hierarchy to find what GPU performance level you're willing to pay for.
  8. AI and Humans.

    "X is going to change Y in a big way" clickbait title spotted. Would you like to - Click - Not Click You have chosen Not Click. Continue? Y/N Y
  9. What The H***

    It's not an algorithm tweak, the algo's been this way since the beginning. As the blockchain increases in size, so does the file needed to mine.
  10. What The H***

    The DAG file, that must be loaded into the VRAM of any GPU in order for it to run Ethash, and goes up in size slowly over time, is now over 3GB, so 3GB cards can't fit it in their buffer, so they can't mine eth anymore. But you can still mine zcash and monero and other things so I don't foresee 1060 3GBs lowering their prices.
  11. First build

    Echoing the sentiment that you should try and get 3000MHz RAM. The performance difference is significant. Also you can post the other parts you're thinking of so we can comment on them, and where you live / are gonna buy from so we can spot deals for you
  12. Coinbase Charging Accounts Multiple Times

    This has been ongoing for a bit and there used to be a pinned reddit post about the matter IIRC in /r/coinbase, though right now I checked and it wasn't there anymore. Messy stuff indeed though. I don't dabble in exchanges that aren't subject to audit and publicly say so.
  13. Dammit I had an earthquake that made the power go off, and I missed an entry point in Bitcoin. Now it'll take me 48 more hours to become rich af. #firstworldproblems

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    2. Ryan_Vickers


      That was a commercial sized unit from EATON iirc, not really practical for the home unless you really just have that much money to blow xD

    3. Windows7ge


      @Crunchy Dragon Yes. I'd look it up to confirm the price myself but my computers off, it's 12:52AM, I've been at work since 4:30PM, and I'm lazy...

    4. Windows7ge


      @Ryan_Vickers I'm aware of this. You'd have to UPS your computer, switch, router, modem, even then there's no guarantee your ISP has battery backup on every line outside your home. (Although I'd expect them to.)

  14. Lol, it would be like Apple to remove safety measures from their glass panes because "they don't look good". Reminds me of the hundreds of thousands of birds that die in migration in the US because of the glass on high-rise buildings. It's actually kind of insane how many birds die to thinking that there's no glass where there is. And you can certainly not tell the birdies to "git gud" like you can with humans.
  15. This is Linus Tech Tips, not Linus Tech Wiki goddammit. OT, kinda makes sense, with how adamant Ajit had been about revoking NN laws. If those actions were simply because of corruption, then all makes sense.