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Cryptonite

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    Cryptonite got a reaction from Noah0302 in PSA heat up your thermalpaste before removing an AM4 cooler!   
    the pins won't get bent when twisting the cooler while it is in the socket. have you ever heard of the story about the one twig and it snaps super easy then they take a whole bunch of twigs and that shit is strong as hell? pulling basically makes you pull each twig on its own (while not as bad as twisting a SINGLE twig it is still able to break) while twisting the cooler all the pins or twigs support each other.
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    Cryptonite got a reaction from Taf the Ghost in Why Valve actually gets a lot less than 30 / 25 / 20 percent of Steam game sales revenue   
    https://glitched.africa/news/epic-games-store-spying/ was the issue I was referring to and since it wasn't denied that the code was intrusive and just explained that it was Tim's fault is basically just them putting out a fire in my eyes and don't fully trust it yet. There's also the matter of people that have been banned for simply either using VPN software or just having it open but de-activated while in fortnite. Not really keen on being forced to not use a VPN.
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    Cryptonite reacted to Jito463 in Why Valve actually gets a lot less than 30 / 25 / 20 percent of Steam game sales revenue   
    Various security issues with their launcher, instances of the launcher scanning your computer (including your Steam profile) without permission, etc.  There's several posts right here in the Tech News sub-forum to view.  And that's without addressing the lack of proper features, such as a simple cart for purchases on the store.
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    Cryptonite got a reaction from myselfolli in Why Valve actually gets a lot less than 30 / 25 / 20 percent of Steam game sales revenue   
    https://glitched.africa/news/epic-games-store-spying/ was the issue I was referring to and since it wasn't denied that the code was intrusive and just explained that it was Tim's fault is basically just them putting out a fire in my eyes and don't fully trust it yet. There's also the matter of people that have been banned for simply either using VPN software or just having it open but de-activated while in fortnite. Not really keen on being forced to not use a VPN.
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    Cryptonite reacted to Delicieuxz in Why Valve actually gets a lot less than 30 / 25 / 20 percent of Steam game sales revenue   
    Why Valve actually gets less than 30 percent of Steam game sales
     
     
    Keep in mind that Steam has a new tiered fee system by which Valve take 30% from the first $10 million in sales, 25% from the next $40 million, and then 20% percent on all sales after that. So, whatever Valve takes on medium-to-large titles (which are the only titles comparable to titles EGS hosts) is often even less than the article's main point suggests.
     
    And then consider that Steam offers publishers and gamers a huge amount of more features for the money than EGS does, and those features cost Valve money to develop, maintain, and offer the bandwidth for. 
     

     
     
    Then further factor-in that, unlike Valve's store fee, EGS' 12% store fee isn't all-inclusive. For example, EGS charges extra payment-processing fee in some countries because, according to Tim Sweeney, EGS' 12% store fee otherwise just isn't financially practical.
     
    These are details that Epic's Tim Sweeney doesn't mention or allude to when he tries to hype EGS up and talk about how it's a better deal for developers. In the end, there might be very little difference between the two stores' expenses to developers, while there is huge difference in what features and community experiences those platforms provide their customers, and also in the business philosophy between those platforms: Valve is very pro-consumer, EGS is very consumer-disregarding.
     
     
     
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    Cryptonite got a reaction from TechyBen in I fucked up...   
    definitely possible.
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    Cryptonite got a reaction from Queen Chrysallis in How long does it generally take for a first timer to build a PC?   
    smack that other 30% of yourself unconscious, lock it in the closet and start your build. it's really not that scary and someone else is making easy money off of you simply not being confident in yourself. Trust me, if there's one thing I do remember from my first build, it's the satisfaction of turning it on and getting everything to work exactly the way I wanted it to. It's an experience I relive every time I build a high-ish end pc 
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    Cryptonite reacted to Turtle Rig in Upgrade Path   
    Oh I understand. 
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    Cryptonite got a reaction from Turtle Rig in Upgrade Path   
    well 280 bucks here in RSA costs a lot more than just that. I'm not american. I just do the basic encoding etc. on my SSD and send them over to my harddrives after my daily work is finished so it's no real inconvenience.
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    Cryptonite reacted to Daniel644 in How long does it generally take for a first timer to build a PC?   
    yeah people just think it's hard, but it's so damn easy, it's literally plug and play and 90% of the stuff is keyed to only fit 1 way, so it's pretty hard to fuck up, I mean shit even the Verge PC booted.
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    Cryptonite reacted to Daniel644 in How long does it generally take for a first timer to build a PC?   
    don't psych yourself out, unless you are doing a full custom loop PC building is so simple a trained monkey could do it. We didn't even have Youtube (like it wouldn't even exist for 3-4 more years) when I built my first PC from scratch, I didn't even go on the internet for help, just followed the instructions in the books (having bought the parts from a local shop) this was circa 2002.
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    Cryptonite got a reaction from paddy-stone in How long does it generally take for a first timer to build a PC?   
    hard to say nowadays since I've built more pc's than a lot of enthusiasts have since it was my shops primary focus for quite some time. but I'll say this. when I usually sit with someone while they build their first pc with youtube videos and me to guide them (I usually only pitch in if they're really stuck though) it takes them around an hour or three depending on the individual.
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    Cryptonite reacted to m9x3mos in What monitor should I choose?   
    Rating : Overkill
    suggested monitor anything 1440p over 120hz would have 0 issues with that setup. 4k not really worth it imho
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    Cryptonite got a reaction from TH3R34P3R in Upgrade Plan - Recommendations Welcome   
    man I got the older X600 series Ryzen 5 and I can guarantee he'll be more than happy with it. recommend it over the 2600 if you go for a X370 board though since X370 boards need a bios update to operate 2k series Ryzen. else go for a 2k series and a X470 board. I went from an i7 5960X to my Ryzen5 1600 and don't feel much of any difference in any of the tasks I do, increase in speed to some tasks (guessing ram speeds have smth to do with that since my Asus Deluxe X99 wouldn't run my 3200 Mhz ram at XMP) He'll most definitely love Ryzen
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    Cryptonite reacted to imreloadin in LTX Loner Meetup!! (Traveling alone and looking for chill people to hang with at LTX)   
    I totally read the title as "LTT Stoner Meetup!!"
    I was all like hell yeah...waaaaiiiiiiittttt a damn minute...
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    Cryptonite reacted to LukeSavenije in Is it safe to use two sets of the same ram?   
    there's no difference except that it comes in 2 boxes rather than 1
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    Cryptonite reacted to LukeSavenije in Is it safe to use two sets of the same ram?   
    good feeling then
     
    don't forget to mark it as solved!
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    Cryptonite reacted to 191x7 in Is it safe to use two sets of the same ram?   
    Buying 2x 2x16GB is better than buying 4x16GB. If one module dies, you can send two models for an RMA, not all four.
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    Cryptonite reacted to Vejnemojnen in would this cpu work with my motherboard?   
    Nope. 2200G is AM4. I'd rather sell the mobo and upgrade to B450 with ryzen. Though in that case, you'll need to purchase new RAM-s as well (B450-DDR4, whereas your current board supports DDR3...)
     
    Try to sell your mobo-cpu-ram& buy new B450 with Ryzen and 2x4 or 2x8 GB DDR4 ram with 2933-3200 Mhz frequency..
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    Cryptonite got a reaction from PacketMan in SLI has become useless?   
    just bought my second 1070 two weeks ago. Battlefield V with custom SLI profile 60 fps at 4k. MGS Phantom pain, 60 fps+ (haven't unlocked the fps yet) watchdogs 2 all settings cranked to the max I only get around 40-49 fps but it's well worth over the 20-29 I had before SLI... The only game I'm playing where SLI is basically non existent is AC Odyssey. dragonquest XI scales ok. final fantasy XV custom profile scales to around 40-50 fps 4k ultra Far Cry 5 50-70 fps. I'm happy I got the second 1070. when I do eventually upgrade I can pass them on to my bro and secondary pc. SLI support is basically crap yes but for the games I play and the fact that I know how to mess around with SLI bits makes it quite worth it in my personal case. and I think that's what SLI is supposed to be for. Striking a bargain on a second card a few years later and having a little fun with it before passing it on.
     
    Edit: Also how is 1070 SLI not even close to a 1080 when a single 1070 OC'd performs almost the same as a regular 1080? you saying the benchmarks you watched don't even give a 15% increase? some biased benches
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    Cryptonite reacted to Lathlaer in SLI has become useless?   
    My thoughts are: I am utilizing my SLI rig to its fullest potential and I don't really care whether someone thinks it's dead or not ? 
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    Cryptonite got a reaction from whismerhill in XMP & how trustable it is (Linus video comments)   
    Hey man, not sure how correct I am but the way I've always seen XMP was like the RAM manufacturer would test timings and speeds on the ram, find a nice stable speed with good timings for each chip and mark the xmp profile.
     
    like a saved state for the ram essentially. It's probably more like they apply an xmp profile and run it through automated tests in the factory and which tests they pass and which xmp profile they hit stability at would be the different speeds we get? I might be totally off though. but XMP seems to me like a guaranteed state for specific chips to overclock to.
     
    I mean buying a 2400 MHz chip doesn't mean it can't run at a higher speed but it might have not hit the timings the company want the higher speed to run at so it got labled at 2400 MHz / it only passed a certain speed on certain memory controllers but not all of the simulated ones, so a higher speed can't be guaranteed.
     
    That's what I would think goes on. How else would they be certain that a chip can handle whatever it is they put the XMP profile to.
     
     
    Side note: I recently moved over to a AMD Ryzen 5 1600 (using the Asrock Taichi X470) because my NVME drive had a lot of trouble on my Asus Deluxe X99 board (paired with 5960X) . and it's the first time I'm able to get the xmp profile to run stable without any issues. I could get the deluxe board to run XMP on their latest bios but then NVME would not work at all. I think it's an Asus bios issue for most of their xmp issues. certain timings still picking up as auto or smth else than the xmp profile is supposed to override them to.
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    Cryptonite got a reaction from Sauron in TEST Do you know how "Bottleneck" works?   
    you were out by 1 fps on each. 39 and 33 vs your estimated 38 and 32
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    Cryptonite got a reaction from Exaco in TEST Do you know how "Bottleneck" works?   
    you were out by 1 fps on each. 39 and 33 vs your estimated 38 and 32
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    Cryptonite got a reaction from Beef Boss in Anime Club - Heaven Society   
    This seems interesting, I will try and participate as much as possible, however I will from the start announce that I will not always be as available to it as I want to be since life keeps me busy, but this definitely beats looking at my anime list going eeney meeney miney moh
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