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M.Yurizaki

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About M.Yurizaki

  • Title
    A robot of no importance

Profile Information

  • Location
    California
  • Interests
    Primarily technology, video games, anime, guns, and motorcycles.
  • Biography
    Tinkering with PCs for 15+ years. Developing software for 5+

System

  • CPU
    Intel Core i7-6700
  • Motherboard
    ASUS Z170i Pro Gaming
  • RAM
    2x8GB Corsair DDR4-2666
  • GPU
    EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 ACX 3.0 AC
  • Case
    Silverstone FTZ01
  • Storage
    256GB Samsung 950 Pro, 1TB Samsung 850 EVO, 1TB 2.5" Seagate HDD
  • PSU
    Silverstone SX600
  • Display(s)
    Dell P2715Q, ASUS PG279Q
  • Cooling
    Silverstone AR-06
  • Keyboard
    Corsair K70 Lux
  • Mouse
    Logitech G502
  • Sound
    Logitech Z906, Sennheiser HD6XX
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro

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  1. M.Yurizaki

    Where can I find true nvidia BGA replacement chips?

    Replacing a BGA chip isn't simple. You need a reflow oven at the least among other things. So unless you're willing to get it serviced at a shop that can do BGA work or go through Razer themselves, the laptop is dead.
  2. M.Yurizaki

    Smartphone Rant (October 2018)

    I've found the wide angle lens option quite nice over having to do the finicky panoramic picture, and you can't stick a wide angle lens on top of the normal one. You either have to have swappable lenses (modularity isn't something people are interested in and it just means another piece for people to lose) or two cameras. Which would be nice, but it's not for everyone. After having five Android phones, two Android tablets, an iPad, and for a little bit, an iPhone, I don't see how they're getting "too hard to use." None of them have done something like what Microsoft did with Windows 8. Also few people care about physical keyboards. If it was really a thing, the holdouts from the early 2010s would've won out. The only thing a physical keyboard would provide is haptic feedback and even then, we're so used to a lack of it that it probably doesn't matter anymore. Not to mention physical keyboards are annoyingly small to work with unless you go to Galaxy Note or iPhone X sizes. And in a lot cases of a cracked screen, the touch interface still works. Besides that, considering the primary method of navigating UI in most smartphones is by touch, it would be annoying to use a physical keyboard because the UX wasn't designed for physical keyboards. Like take away your mouse, then use your computer.
  3. M.Yurizaki

    Is searching for topics by title possible?

    Has "Content titles only" in "Filter results by..." worked for you?
  4. M.Yurizaki

    i9-9900K PCIe Lanes

    Yes. However keep in mind that the communication between the PCH and CPU is PCIe 3.0 x4. If your use case constantly has all of the connected PCH devices hammering CPU or RAM, then this is a legitimate concern. But if you're doing tasks between PCH devices, then I'm almost certain there's nothing to really worry about here. So basically, judging by what you want here, you want two NVMe drives. I'm guessing in a PCH system, transfer between the two drives should be at their full speed, assuming the motherboard manufacturer assigned four lanes to both. EDIT: Also keep in mind the 16 lanes in the CPU are meant for graphics only. So if you plug in other things, you won't lose bandwidth against the graphics unless you plug something into another slot meant for graphics.
  5. M.Yurizaki

    Different sized SSDs

    Can you post a screenshot of the properties on both? i.e., go to File Explorer -> Computer -> Right Click on the drive -> Select "Properties" Just curious to see what it really says.
  6. M.Yurizaki

    Velociraptor Hard Drives against SSD

    Assuming we're talking about 1TB 2.5" looking drive, the best case performance I've been able to find is the drive can do about 250 MB/sec and 14,000 IOPS. A SATA SSD can do 550 MB/sec and 100K IOPS easily. Practical performance for drives however tends to lean more towards IOPS than bandwidth, since not every request is asking for dozens or hundreds of megabytes of data at once. So I would imagine that even with an HDD like a Velociraptor, you're looking at the same perceived performance boost going to an SSD than with any other HDD.
  7. M.Yurizaki

    i9-9900K PCIe Lanes

    https://ark.intel.com/products/186605/Intel-Core-i9-9900K-Processor-16M-Cache-up-to-5-00-GHz- There's only 16 lanes, just like any other mainstream chip. The "up to 40" is probably someone who doesn't know 24 or so come from the PCH.
  8. The packages are plastic, so you just need something to scrape it away. Something like sandpaper. But I guess you have to figure out how much material to take off first.
  9. Does it kind of annoy you when you look at 3D renders in games to find reflections that don't make sense?

     

    Like one time I was playing Skyrim and a stream of water was heading towards a shadow from a building (I believe it was in Whiterun) and the stream of water in the shaded area was brightly lit. Presumably to mimic the reflection of light from the sun... whose light is blocked by said building.

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    2. Dissitesuxba11s

      Dissitesuxba11s

      @fpo If you haven't yet, check out some of the realism mods in Skyrim. People are still striving for "perfection."

    3. M.Yurizaki

      M.Yurizaki

      @Dissitesuxba11s all while dropping their performance to slideshow levels. Probably.

    4. Dissitesuxba11s

      Dissitesuxba11s

      @M.Yurizaki True, but it's the most realistic Skyrim slideshow you'll even see :P

  10. I think this page should help explain the basics, at least for a type of lithium rechargeable: https://batteryuniversity.com/learn/article/charging_lithium_ion_batteries, but the overall process is described at https://batteryuniversity.com/learn/article/all_about_chargers However what really affects the charging time is the C rate, or the amps you feed into the battery vs. its capacity. A higher C rating lowers the charging time, but also introduces problems like current heating. Voltage has nothing to do with it because you're usually providing a fixed voltage to the battery, typically at or slightly higher than its open circuit voltage. If you give the battery too much voltage, you could break down the composition in the battery, leading to a catastrophic failure.
  11. Q-tips are fine, but I prefer coffee filters. Those are lint free for sure. I usually end up using two sheets total for cleaning up.
  12. M.Yurizaki

    Will it bottleneck?

    Chances are, there will be no bottleneck or if there is one, it will be too small to matter. Ultimately, an upgrade to the GTX 1080 Ti or RTX 2080 Ti will be a very nice one over the GTX 780 Ti, so don't worry about it.
  13. From what I gather, this is a recent thing and the term eGPU has been around for a while. That extra I/O will cost extra, especially high performance I/O. When you're expecting to sell hundreds of thousands of units, every penny counts. The question seems to imply Intel is advertising using eGPUs, which I don't think they are. Even for the gaming oriented NUCs (which they asked AMD for a GPU anyway so...) PCIe is PCIe is PCIe. PCIe lanes from the PCH performs the same as from the CPU. Maybe not the same all things considered, but a PCH PCIe lane isn't different from a CPU PCIe lane in that the PCH lane doesn't have as much bandwidth or something (assuming it's using the same PCIe protocol). And considering TechPowerUp's article on PCIe scaling, going through the PCH seems to have little impact.
  14. M.Yurizaki

    The Truth About Building Your Own PC

    That doesn't make the task easier. And it's not like hardware manuals don't have instructions on how to install them anyway. So really those YouTube videos are redundant save for a few things that the manuals don't tell you like how to cable manage or whatnot.
  15. M.Yurizaki

    What's Tracking Me

    Websites can make use of canvas fingerprinting to generate a unique thing about you that persists even after you clear cookies and cache.
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