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About Xiauj

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  • Location
    Somewhere in the UK


  • CPU
    AMD Ryzen R5 1600
  • Motherboard
    GIGABYTE AX370-Gaming K5 (ATX)
  • RAM
    Corsair Vengeance 16GB (8x2GB) (3000MHz)
  • GPU
    EVGA GTX 1080 Superclocked 2 with ICX-Cooling (8GB)
  • Case
    Phanteks P400
  • Storage
    1x 2TB HDD
  • PSU
    EVGA G2 650w Power Supply
  • Display(s)
    1x Samsung U28D590D + 2x Samsung U28E590D
  • Cooling
    2x Corsair AF140mm (Front/Intake) ||| 1x Corsair AF120mm (Rear/Output)
  • Keyboard
    Corsair Strafe RGB
  • Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 (64-bit)

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  1. Xiauj

    Cloning OS/Files

    Microsoft Account? I dunno if there's one already on the system lol, If not, do I need to make one to transfer it to the new hardware to make sure it works? I don't wanna be making a new email+acc just to transfer the product key for just one system lol Also, is upgrading to Windows 10 for free still an option? I dunno if it is
  2. Xiauj

    Cloning OS/Files

  3. If anyone has some software advice, I could do with it lol 😛 Trying to figure out a couple of things:



  4. Xiauj

    Cloning OS/Files

    Oh oops, I meant the product keys for the software(s), for example: a couple of Adobe programs like Photoshop/Premiere-Pro/After-Effects and a 3D Modelling software I use every now and then. Also, the OS is currently Windows 7 on the system.
  5. Xiauj

    Cloning OS/Files

    Oh Cool, I'll check it out Thanks Any ideas for the other question? The OS/Software product-keys and hardware one listed in the original post
  6. Xiauj

    Cloning OS/Files

    So I'm thinking about cloning My OS/Programs etc.. over to a Fresh HDD or possibly a New SSD with more capacity and have asked about this in the past but I wanted to ask this again to be sure: Does anyone know of a good, simple, reliable cloning/duplicating program to use currently? I don't know of any lol Would My product keys > for the software(s) themselves and the software(s) launch fine if I do the duplicating/cloning process first and then connect the [New_HDD/SSD with the OS/Files/etc] with a entirely new CPU/Mobo/RAM/Case/PSU..? Thanks, -Xiauj
  7. I wish there were/are(?) better options than VLC Media Player when it comes to things like Smooth Playback because VLC Media Player just doesn't have it whenever I click anywhere along the vid-duration-bar (00:00 > _____) :(

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    2. Rohith_Kumar_Sp


      Try this : https://www.codecguide.com/download_k-lite_codec_pack_mega.htm

      when installing choose : "video player with lots of options"

      let me know if you need anything with the player 

      here are few cool things you could do 


      pressing 3 on MPC(removes bobsledders and pressing Ctrl+A makes it ontop of other windows so that it floats like a pop up player ) and using the fast playback function (Control -> forward arrow key)



      you can select play backs as loops and such and even let it remember last window size or playback time




      selecting audio and subtitles is now more easier than ever 




      just make sure you untick fast seek when you install it for the first time 



      and select Madvr if you are playing back HDR content.



      control + i brings up save screenshot 


      Num 9 and 1 are zoom, Num 8/2 and 4/6 are stretching the window size, Num 5 to reset, if you zoom and want to go to the top right, you have to just press ctrl 1-9 to move any direction of the frame.

      there's more things, for now get used to the player.

    3. Xiauj


      Cool :D

      Thanks for that @MEC-777 & @Rohith_Kumar_Sp That's pretty neat! Can't say I've ever heard of MPC-HC either but was testing it just now (An hour before writing this comment) and it works quite nicely actually.

    4. Rohith_Kumar_Sp


      Also make sure this is set ti 0-255 range, sometimes its set to 16-235 resulting in white washed image 


      also this is useful, ctrl+7 brings up the playlist,.if you have want them but not in full screen you can attach that window to the top of MPC, so that it will only show up-top in windowed and goes away in fullscreen.


  8. Hey Colonel Mortis ^_^,

    Quick Question if I may? Has anyone else reported to you that they have been getting random notifications for sub-forums they do not follow on COMPLETELY random days at random times? Because I just got a notification saying "[USER] posted a topic in New Builds and Planning: [USER-TITLE]" about an hour ago at 3:30AM-ish. I don't follow the New Builds and Planning sub-forum by the way. This exact same thing had also happened on a random day in late November (..a week or two ago) saying the same notification but in the Troubleshooting sub-forum which I again don't follow, lol.


    I think I am using the latest version of Google Chrome as my browser. I'm also using Windows 10 by the way.

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    2. Xiauj


      @colonel_mortis I somewhat understand what you mean and also, the notification is still there. What I mean is that I do follow the NB&P sub-forum which I just realised but, it's set to "One email per day with all new content from that day" and I got a unexpected notification for a newly made topic and not a moved topic from say... General Discussion or perhaps Tech News sub-forum.

    3. colonel_mortis


      @Xiauj if this is still an issue, can you post a topic in Bugs and Issues describing the issue and including the following information:

      • All of the sections that you are following, and their frequencies
      • The unexpected notification that you received
      • Whether it was an email digest, email single content, or on-site notification
      • When you received it
    4. Xiauj


      @colonel_mortis Ok I will do.

      Hasn't happened recently/since I made this status-update but yeah, I'll definitely make a topic if it happens again as you said! ^_^

  9. Quote

    Actually you shouldn't go Threadripper but with the i9 9900K instead if you can afford this kind of hardware, the Intel i9 9900K will outperform the TR 2950X on all of Adobe software, even on Premiere Pro rendering thanks to the iGPU hardware acceleration.


    Cinema 4D most features like deformers, generators and cloners also can only work off single core, making the i9 have superior performance when it really matters your actual editing work.



    Hey Princess Candence ^_^,

    Mind if I ask, just out of curiosity... lol, have MAXON themselves or any YouTubers in the community who use CINEMA-4D a lot shown and explained why the software itself prefers Intel's somewhat latest i7 and i9 CPUs over say.. Ryzen or even Threadripper for heavy workloads/projects? Because I'm thinking about getting an AMD Threadripper Rig in 2019 perhaps for mostly 3D-Modelling and other Rendering stuff.


    I just wanted to ask you because some comments on other forums have got Me very confused as you might have guessed, haha, about how Threadripper is more or less equal in terms of performance and pricing but now I'm not 100% sure if that's correct. So basically what I'm asking is this. Should I still stick with Threadripper do you think?



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    2. Xiauj


      Huh. Interesting. Very interesting indeed. o.O:D Still a bit confused but not as much now, definitely a lot clearer compared to other comments I've seen, lol.

    3. Xiauj


      Oh and by the way @Princess Cadence, seeing as we're talking about CINEMA-4D etc.., I'm definitely/probably gonna be thinking about saving up for a better GPU to do some GPU-Rendering-based tasks like say for example: Octane/RedShift/VRay - But... 😛, what would You recommend, perhaps? I'm not sure on a 20 series card like a 2070 or 2080 but I honestly dunno if their are much better options currently.


      I'm currently using a GTX 650 Ti which is not the best at all in CINEMA-4D, so yeah, I definitely need some newer options lol That and because I don't trust the other comments I've been reading on other forums haha

    4. Princess Cadence

      Princess Cadence






      These have very up-to-date data, down the line stuff like the 1080 Ti / TITAN Xp / 2080 / 2080 Ti have more performance but not always meaningful enough to crack your head around it.


      A value orientation purchase seems to lie on the GTX 1070 Ti which can still be had for considerably cheap brand new and has superb performance compared to any thing previous generation had to offer, even on the "pro/enthusiast" market.

  10. Hi, Am thinking about building a Threadripper Build for doing some things like 3D-Modelling, Video and Photo Editing etc.. mostly and was wondering if this build is good/somewhat-balanced, aka looking for some final thoughts : The GPU is temporary but want to get a better one later on. Optical drive I wanna have inside the case so it's out of the way lol. Is the CPU-Cooler a good choice? And I don't want water-cooling at all. Is the case good for Airflow etc..? And yeah I know there's no SSD but I'd want a 500GB or 1TB one but they are still expensive, I think. Opinions? Thanks, Xiauj
  11. Kinda wondering if I should go for a Threadripper build or not o.O Am currently thinking about something like this:

    The GPU is temporary but want to get a better one soon. Optical drive I wanna have inside the case so it's out of the way lol.

    Is the CPU-Cooler a good choice? And I don't want water-cooling.

    Is the case good for Airflow etc..?

    I'm alright without an SSD.



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    2. AluminiumTech


      For that price an SSD is an absolute must.


      Apart from the lack of the SSD I would say it's fine.

    3. MEC-777


      That would be quite the beast of a PC. Assuming you do more than gaming?

    4. Xiauj


      @AluminiumTech Yeah I agree. Was hoping to get a 500GB or possibly even 1TB SSD but they are still a bit expensive I think at least. Am not sure.


      @MEC-777 It would be for things like 3D-Modelling/Rendering, Video and Photo Editing etc.. and maybe a tiny bit of Gaming here and there :)

  12. That irritating moment when You are downloading a lot of files and all the sudden Windows decides to lock itself entirely and restart the Laptop for Me >:( Thanks Windows.............. I should really begin to think about upgrading My Laptop or just upgrading My other PC for other projects which include 3D Modelling and some Video/Photo editing. Only problem is that I dunno if I can because I won't be having a high budget lol

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    2. TopHatProductions115


      @Xiauj I stand corrected :( It's the Intel Xeon E7-2870, which is for LGA1567. Sorry - I wish I had something for you in stock.

    3. Xiauj


      No worries 😛

      Still not sure if it's even worth upgrading this socket =/ But at the same time.., I doubt I could make a 3D-Modelling/Video and Photo-Editing rig for somewhat cheap lol

    4. Xiauj


      Kinda wondering if a Threadripper Build might be an option instead of an upgrade tbh o.O

  13. Xiauj

    Need some headphone advice

    Update (Nov 12th - 2018): Think I might go for the Audio Technica ATH-M50X Studio Monitor Headphones. Opinions? Are they good? I heard that they also have really good sound-quality, a good look and feel when compared to the recommended ones above by @Javilen @Jack Rollins and @RandomGuy13.
  14. Xiauj

    Need some headphone advice

    No worries lol