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About Energycore

  • Title
    Birdwatcher and PSU enthusiast
  • Birthday 1870-01-28


  • 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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  • Gender
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  • Location
    Bird in the pic: wait....
  • Interests
    And ragtime
    And birdwatching

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  1. Its been so long since you've last visited :/ 

    I cri everytiem....

    1. Energycore


      Hey dude


      I've been dealing with some pretty intense depression. I'm sorry I haven't come as much.


      I actually have a lot of questions to direct you guys' way, got some sticky keys in my mechanical keyboard after a thorough cleaning with isopropyl alcohol (it completely eluded me that mechanical switches need lubricant, rip), and a couple other tech things to talk about.


      I'm not dead, I promise!


      Just going through some rough ones.

    2. Mr.Meerkat


      Hey man, 


      Thanks for taking then time to make this response. If you want to talk about anything, feel free to message me.


      Hope you get better soon! 

  2.  y u no post no more bby

  3. My computer build questions

    Please for the love of God, do not get the Devastator keyboard. You're paying close to 2K for your computer and you're downgrading your experience insanely by buying it. Buy a good keyboard, you can afford it. Other people can help you with what I consider to be not the best bang-for-buck build, but I really wanted to point you away from that keyboard.
  4. Oh it doesn't say Locked on top anymore when a thread's locked :(

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    2. Energycore
    3. Energycore


      Yo @colonel_mortis can you add that back? It was my main way of knowing that a thread is locked (the bit on top went red)

    4. colonel_mortis


      Not until the next update (January), but probably

  5. For PUBG, you'd be looking at a CPU upgrade since their minimum recommended CPU is stronger than what you have right now: https://pubg.gamepedia.com/System_Requirements And the 770 is still enough, a CPU upgrade will net you more frames for your buck even though it requires a motherboard and RAM. Check these two out for 2 budgets: PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($196.44 @ OutletPC) Motherboard: ASRock - AB350M Pro4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($74.49 @ SuperBiiz) Memory: Crucial - Ballistix Sport LT 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($67.99 @ Amazon) Total: $338.92 Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-09-25 00:47 EDT-0400 PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant CPU: Intel - Core i7-7700K 4.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($299.89 @ Amazon) CPU Cooler: Deepcool - GAMMAXX 400 74.3 CFM CPU Cooler ($14.99 @ Newegg) Motherboard: ASRock - Z270 Pro4 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($101.33 @ OutletPC) Memory: Mushkin - Silverline 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory ($119.99 @ Newegg) Total: $536.20 Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-09-25 00:50 EDT-0400 Because your CPU is below their minimum requirements I'd expect a 1060 to not be any better than the 770 in playerU'sBGs. Definitely grab that upgrade first.
  6. Hot Deals of 24/9/2017

    Don't think it's very good. It's about the same as the 450B
  7. Msi is going to unleash another monster

    I expected bigger tbh But I'm a fan of MSI's fan blades and how they look. They're about the only fans with even numbered blades.
  8. Looks like the power outages / brownouts from the earthquake killed (or damaged severely) one of my beloved, IPS 1600x900 Samsung monitors that I bought back in '11. FeelsBadMan.


    It's not dead, it still works, but it turns off and restarts from time to time and sometimes just goes black and into static.


    Maybe there was a problem with damage on the display side though? Not that I can RMA my card xD

    1. Ryan_Vickers


      Get a UPS :) 

      Honestly we have really reliable power here (well, moreso than it used to be) but I still like the piece of mind of knowing I'm protected from outages, weird voltage fluctuations like you experienced, etc.  No matter how good it is most of the time there's no way to predict these random events and better to be protected than not I figure

    2. Energycore


      I should but I have low-ish budget for any electronics that I buy atm

  9. EVGA EPower V

    They'll need LN2 for that though for sure. i'm interested in the overclocking in more power hungry cards on this thing - like Vega
  10. EVGA EPower V

    They're both pretty janky What do you reckon are the chips on the other side of the inductors then?
  11. Overclocking Fail - Need a fix ASAP

    Ye do this if you can. Start in safe mode, navigate to your CRU folder and click the reset-all.exe application. It should remove any custom profiles for your monitor.
  12. EVGA EPower V

    What's under the heatsink and thermal pad then?
  13. EVGA EPower V

    Kepler cards can overclock quite a bit if you push voltage through 'em IIRc
  14. EVGA EPower V

    That's like, more than 1100W that this VRM can handle, according to EVGA. Hot damn!
  15. EVGA EPower V

    There's a heatsink over the high side but you can see the low side FETs in the photo. Maybe with a higher-res photo we could make out the part numbers for those.