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About kaiju_wars

  • Title
    Your local budget tech enthusiast
  • Birthday 1995-06-30


  • CPU
    AMD Ryzen 5 1500X
  • Motherboard
    ASRock AB350M
  • RAM
    Crucial 8GB DDR4 2133MHz
  • GPU
    Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 GHz Edition
  • Case
  • Storage
    240GB ADATA SP550 SSD, 1TB Seagate hybrid drive
  • PSU
    Thermaltake Smart Pro RGB 750W
  • Display(s)
    HP 25vx, Dell ST2010B, Asus VW199T
  • Cooling
    Wraith Spire
  • Keyboard
    Tomoko MMC023 mechanical keyboard
  • Mouse
    Logitech G602
  • Sound
    Logitech Z313, Turtle Beach Ear Force X12
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 (I preferred 8.1)
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    kaiju wars
  • PlayStation

Profile Information

  • Gender
  • Location
    Nopesville, Fuckthatistan
  • Interests
    NFL, 2nd Amendment, movies, video games, technology (obviously), vehicles (some).
    I'm really interested in getting used hardware and seeing how it still performs today. Such as old Core 2 Quads and Phenom IIs.(Just an example)
  • Biography
    I was born in Germany, grew up in Texas, live in North Dakota. Really isn't a whole life story, just a basic history... think of it as the CliffsNotes.

    I have my desktop support certification through the University of Phoenix, and I'm starting my BS in Management Information Systems through Minot State University.
  • Occupation
    Cashier and Support Technician

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  1. So I finally got this laptop working from my boss.  It has the weirdest specs


    4GB of RAM, HD 4000 graphics, the world's shittiest keyboard and trackpad, a shitty TN panel @ 1600x900, and an Intel Core i7 3630QM.


    Why do I have a quadcore CPU with the rest of these specs?

  2. Case V-Card / Your First Case

    First gaming PC I built was in this thing. I got it cause it was cheap at the time. It's not a horrible case, if I'm being honest. Oh, the case is the VIVO Case-V02
  3. intel socket Differences

    I have noticed. That's why I stated in my post that Cannon Lake only works with Z370. You can state socket and chipset in the same post, as others have done for the current situation LGA 1151 is in.
  4. intel socket Differences

    To be fair, the HEDT platforms you're just using the chipset. (I know, semantics) but still. lol
  5. intel socket Differences

    Well it really just depends. If you're trying to build a new computer, it really depends (also remember AMD is a very valid option now). But for Intel, I might as well go back at least 10 years. LGA 775, which used Core 2 Duos, Core 2 Quads, Core 2 Extremes. LGA 771 which used Xeons and some Core 2 Extremes. LGA 1156, which was first gen Intel Core i3s, i5s, and i7s. LGA 1366, which was first gen enthusiast i7s LGA 1155, which was Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge LGA 1150 was used by Haswell and Broadwell CPUs LGA 1151 is used by Skylake, Kaby Lake, and now Cannon Lake. Though Cannon Lake CPUs don't work on older chipsets on the same socket, currently only works on Z370. LGA 2011 - Intel's enthusiast platform with the X99 chipset LGA 2066 - Intel's current enthusiast socket with the X299 chipset. Honestly, if it's just for gaming, any core i5 newer starting at Sandy Bridge is good. But if you also look at AMD, Ryzen with AM4 is also a really solid option. That's a chipset, it's still LGA 1151
  6. PC Display Black, Peripherals Off

    Oh yeah, no problem, good luck.
  7. PC Display Black, Peripherals Off

    I would double check cables first, make sure they're properly connected. If you doubt it, unplug it and reconnect it. If that doesn't work... double check everything is seated properly in terms of hardware. You could also use another power supply (assuming you have one that's good enough laying around) and plug that in and test with that.
  8. PC Display Black, Peripherals Off

    Are you overclocked? This happened with my roommate's PC when he overclocked his 1400 to high. It would randomly do what you're getting there.
  9. Thinking of selling off some of my computers.  But which ones should I sell?

    1. CUDA_Cores




      How many do you have?


      All I have is my laptop and desktop. 

    2. kaiju_wars




      I have 7 laptops and 9 desktops..



      Keep in mind, the desktop and laptop in my signature are my main PCs, but I do have a few more that I've gotten through various means.

  10. Show off your latest purchase!

    I thoroughly believe the guy I bought it from ripped it out without unscrewing anything. I did get it bent back into shape though and it's in the PC properly now.
  11. Show off your latest purchase!

    Already turned it into a gaming PC of sorts. I put in a 550W EVGA PSU I had laying around, and I paired it with my GTX 460 SE. I plan to overclock the 460 later.
  12. Show off your latest purchase!

    So I just got an HP desktop for $20. Came with an AMD Phenom X4 9650 and 8GB of RAM. Not bad find, imo
  13. Is this a good upgrade?

    That's what we're doing here. We're in the middle of nowhere where people usually sell Core 2 duo desktops for over $150.
  14. Is this a good upgrade?

    That's just it... guy didn't know what he had with the i7 and sold it to get rid of it, and someone else bought it. My friend is looking to upgrade as fast as possible, so I was thinking we'd get this, buy an i5 or i7 in a couple weeks, sell the i3 and the 6300 to make up some money. But if waiting is more advised. Only bad part is here in the middle of nowhere, deals like this rarely pop up, people usually overprice their shit.
  15. So my best friend's current PC is starting to lag behind. He has an FX 6300, 8GB of RAM, GTX 960, and a 1TB hard drive. He's looking for a decent upgrade, strapped for cash, and we thought we found one. A guy was selling a desktop with an i7 4790 for $100... someone bought it. He has more desktops for sale though. Two are the same Core i3 4150, 4GB of RAM, I think like a 500GB hard drive. we were already planning on moving his GPU, ram, power supply, and hard drive over. This computer is also $100. Would it be worth buying that, then upgrading to an i5 or i7 later down the road, or should he just wait longer? Thanks in advance.