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About ATFink

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  • Birthday 1996-04-27

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    lol... only for Crysis 3
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    I don't even remember
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    Denver area of Colorado
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    Gaming, Biking, Hiking, Building, Tinkering, Design, Welding, Tesla, SpaceX, Research, LTT, etc
  • Biography
    I don't see why anyone would care about my life just yet. Profile is still tiny.
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  • CPU
    i7 4790k @ 4.7 GHz
  • Motherboard
    ASUS z97-A
  • RAM
    4x8 GB 1600 MHz Corsair Vengence
  • GPU
    XFX RX 580 4GB
  • Case
    NZXT S340 Elite
  • Storage
    Evo 840 120 gb, Evo 840 240 GB, Crucial MX300 525 GB, and 1 Tb 7200 rpm Seagate
  • PSU
    Corsair HX850 80+ gold
  • Display(s)
    LG 29UM68-P
  • Cooling
    Corsair h100i
  • Keyboard
    Roccat Ryos MK FX
  • Mouse
    Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum
  • Sound
    Sennheiser HD6XX
  • Operating System
    Windows 10

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  1. Questions: 1) Are you dissatisfied with your current gaming performance (too much stutter, want higher graphics fidelity, want a higher frame rate)? 2) What is the refresh rate and resolution of your current monitor? My thoughts regardless of your response: High end Ryzen 3000 may actually be faster than the 9900k in generic gaming. We don't know either way right now. The Zen 2 CPUs release in less than 4 weeks. Lots of reviews will be released on launch day and more thorough independent reviews will likely release 3-7 days after launch. Even if top tier Ryzen 3000 CPUs aren't faster than the 9900k Intel will still be forced to lower prices significantly due to increased competition (probably ~$50-100 off current 9900k prices). You mentioned future proofing. More cores = more better since game engines will continue to utilize more cores as time passes. Ryzen 3000 will have up to 50% more cores compared to the 9900k at launch on July 7th (100% more cores whenever the 3950X launches in August/September/whenever). I've already started speculating. More speculation won't help at this point. It would be a bad idea not to wait since the Zen 2 launch is so close and you already have a decent gaming rig. If you do a lot work on your computer and you make A LOT of money that way that may change this conclusion.
  2. Off the top of my head I can be sure AsRock's X370 Taichi mobo has the hardware to handle Ryzen 3000 (within reason), I just don't know if they will support it with a new BIOS (they probably will but I have no way of knowing that). I'm sure there are other X370 Mobos that have the hardware to support higher end Ryzen 3000 CPUs as well, but I'm no expert and can't make a reliable list. Just don't expect to LN2 overclock a 3950X on any X370.
  3. Depends on the motherboard as well as the CPU. If you have a halfway-decent B450 board an 8 core Ryzen 3000 CPU should be fine assuming you don't do lots of overclocking. A 12 core is probably ok if the VRM on board is good, you have a little bit or airflow over the VRM heatsinks, and you don't do much (if any) overclocking. A crappy B450 board may burn up with powerful CPU.
  4. Pretty much, but not that cut and dry. X370/B350 chipset is not be required by AMD to support Ryzen 3000, but individual OEMs can support it if they want (if the slide below is correct):
  5. Ah, much better. If you can make the computer boot Windows 98, Windows 2000, or MS Dos from a floppy disk you're golden. EDIT: Actually, do use a RAID 0 array with an SSD and HDD, but only for storage not for booting. Floppy disk for booting (If that's even possible? Never looked into but I don't see why it can't be done). EDIT 2: Ok, so never mind on the OS suggestions I striked out above unless you only want to run DOOM. Seems like Windows 8 would work best to be compatible with modern games... AND because if it is at all possible to get a touch screen monitor working with windows 8 on this PC it would become weird^(weird power).
  6. The problem with that statement is that you can literally use that same phrase and just replace "Jews" with any group of people by race, religion, or creed and add/misconstrue any form of controversy to describe anyone or anything by categorical relation (from an intersectionalist perspective). For example: Replace "Jews" with "Whites" and explain the historical context of colonialism and the Crusades. Replace "Jews" with "Blacks" and talk about the instability of African Governments. Replace "Jews" with "Capitals" and portray the supporters of it as selfish and greedy pigs that would enslave the world for profit without any care for humanity. Replace "Jews" with "Communists" and say that all communists would kill millions to gain authoritative control to make everyone else equal in the status quo of poverty. Replace "Jews" with "Islam" and provide examples of extreme religious conservatism. Replace "Jews" with "Hindus" and demonstrate the continued cycle of poverty created by the caste system. Replace "Jews" with "Japanese" and mention the mass slaughters when Japan invaded China just before the US entered WWII. Yet in all of the above examples any individual that may fall underneath any label is probably a decent human being with life experiences totally seperate from the modern or historical controversy associated with their supposed group. TL;DR - The most oppressed minority is the individual - not the group they belong to. Don't judge anyone by group identity at face value. You never know who your talking to or what they may know until you speak with them. Tread lightly and keep preconceived notions to a minimum when addressing people because the chances are the group-related notions are wrong especially when applied to an individual.
  7. Knowing how crazy some "journalists" are for a hit piece I wouldn't be surprised if a payment was made to someone with a botnet by one the writers for the strict purpose of generating an exploitable news story. Maybe said writer(s) made the comments with an anonymous account(s) themself(s). I've seen worse actions taken by individuals in the media in the past. Alternatively this could have been legit. The internet should never cease to surprise anyone.
  8. Historically "Jews" have been stereotyped by certain generalized character traits, physical features, and trends from their people regardless of the scope of exaggeration involved in said stereotypes. I will not repeat any slanders used against them on this forum. Some people believe that people of Jewish lineage/faith have a disproportionate amount of wealth/power for stereotypical reasons and associate that with said historic slanders to form a negative opinion about "Jews" in general. TL;DR people are jealous, fickle, and willing to blame/slander others before actually considering whether or not they are the problem in their own lives (not always the problem but often times the case).
  9. Sadly it seems not one, but 348 idiots thought this was a good idea.
  10. The drive the OS is installed to will be the boot drive by default. If the other drive (not the NVMe one) is also new, get into Windows, right click on the windows start button in the bottom left corner of the screen, and click on disk management: Then go to your other drive that has a black label and the text about unallocated space, right click it, and then click "new simple volume." Just follow the setup wizard from there. Don't forget to name the drive and select your desired drive letter in the setup wizard!
  11. I've dealt with this before. This will do the trick:
  12. You just need to click on the drive and then click next. Don't worry about the other options. If there is a popup saying the drive needs to be GPT I've help people through THAT problem before as well.
  13. So, what are you trying to do? Install windows then clone the drive, or just clone the drive? What is your model of motherboard?
  14. Apparently Apple says it's fine: but obviously that doesn't mean it's optimal. I'll probably still do this since system RAM (when I upgrade assuming I can't find a decently priced 2x4 GB kit) will be double what Apple says is the minimum requirement. Is upgrading to El Capitan still a bad idea with a 2x2GB kit?