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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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    Denver area of Colorado
  • Interests
    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
    GTX 780 3GB
  • 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. $2,000 General Use/Gaming Build

    With a $2000 build there is a lot lot of improvement you can make elsewhere by saving money and getting an AMD CPU (unless you have a specific use case for Intel of course). Here's a list with AMD: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/WBN4gw Here's a list with Intel: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/zb43RJ If you compare the two lists you'll notice I could squeeze a gtx 1080 ti into the the AMD build, but could only manage a gtx 1080 in the Intel build at a similar price. Maybe you want Intel for reasons outside of gaming, but from a pure gaming perspective an r5 2600 + gtx 1080 ti will almost universally beat i7 8700k + gtx 1080 framerates ESPECIALLY since you want a resolution >1080p. AMD's StoreMI (since I chose an X470 board) should give the AMD build a better storage situation as well. If you don't know what StoreMI is, check this out: Either list you go with I think you get a better deal than the original post.
  2. $2,000 General Use/Gaming Build

    Do you have a specific use case for Intel over AMD? Ryzen 2000 is cheaper and greatly closes the gaming gap that Ryzen 1000 had.
  3. Can Ryzen 3 2200g (Vega 8 Graphics) support UltraWide?

    If you benchmarked on a 16:9 1080p monitor and switched to a 1080p ultrawide monitor multiply fps by 0.750 If you benchmarked on a 16:9 1440p monitor and switched to a 1080p ultrawide monitor multiply fps by 1.333 If you benchmarked on a 16:9 1080p monitor and switched to a 1440p ultrawide monitor multiply fps by 0.419 If you benchmarked on a 16:9 1440p monitor and switched to a 1440p ultrawide monitor multiply fps by 0.745 Those are rough estimates. Your mileage may slightly vary.
  4. PSU Tier List Updated

    Last time I checked the cx550m and masterwatt 550 were selling for about the same price. Which one is quieter and/or more reliable? IIRC the masterwatt 550 uses an LDB bearing and the cx550m uses a rifle bearing, but I'm not terribly familiar with fluid dynamic bearings so that doesn't mean much to me. I can't quickly find a good review of the cx550m (only the cx750m, but it may be a different platform than the cx550m, I don't know). Are there miscellaneous aspects about these units I should be aware of? Are there better units for similar prices (US) right now? I'm not building anything, this is just a question out of curiosity since I like keeping updated PCPartPicker lists.
  5. Need Motherboard Help

    My mistake on the warranty. Newegg says 5 years, Amazon says 3 or 5 years depending on where you look (I believe the PDF I looked at was referring to the previous model of the cx550m):
  6. Need Motherboard Help

    Except the one I linked is cheaper, has a better fan (uses an LDB sealed bearing instead of the sleeve bearing found in the cx550m), and has a 5 year warranty instead of a 3 year warranty.
  7. Need Motherboard Help

    I think this is a better deal: https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16817171115
  8. Need Motherboard Help

    There has been a lot of back and forth. @iAintNoBot, do you want to keep the motherboard/CPU/RAM/storage you have now and upgrade everything else like you said in your original post? Do you want just a better GPU + case? I guess what I'm trying to ask is are you planning to build a PC, but you aren't quite sure what you want to do yet? Are you in the US? (this influences prices) I did see your budget is $350-$550, but I'm not quite sure what you want to do.
  9. Need help with a $1500 budget pc

    I agree with @Streetguru, GPU prices still really suck. I found an ok-ish priced RX580 for $280 (after a $30 MIR), so I put that in the build. Ebery single other component in this build is very strong though. Anyways, here is the build: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/FXcqmq CPU: AMD - Ryzen 7 2700X 3.7GHz 8-Core Processor ($319.00 @ B&H) Motherboard: ASRock - X470 Master SLI/AC ATX AM4 Motherboard ($143.98 @ Newegg) Memory: G.Skill - Trident Z 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($190.98 @ Newegg) Storage: Samsung - 970 Evo 250GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($109.99 @ Amazon) Storage: Seagate - Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.79 @ OutletPC) Video Card: Asus - Radeon RX 580 4GB Dual Video Card ($279.83 @ B&H) Case: Phanteks - ECLIPSE P400 TEMPERED GLASS ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg) Power Supply: SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Platinum 550W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($69.90 @ B&H) Monitor: Samsung - LC24FG70FQNXZA 24.0" 1920x1080 144Hz Monitor ($279.99 @ Amazon) Total: $1503.45 Pros: You can take full advantage of AMDs StoreMI with a 970 EVO SSD in an Ultra M.2 slot (up to 4 GB/s) to act as a cache drive and accelerate programs commonly used on the 2 TB HDD. R7 2700X. This is a powerhouse CPU. It comes with a decently powerful cooler and great for both productivity and gaming. 8700k is better in the highest tier of gaming framerates (when fps exceeds well over 120 fps) and with programs that don't utilize high core counts, but it's more expensive and not as powerful as the 2700x in many aspects. The monitor is great. Definitely not cheap, but don't fall into the trap of pairing a good computer with a crap monitor. It may not be IPS, but it is one of Samsung's modern VA panels so color accuracy should be decent and the monitor is 144 Hz. It even has it's own arm. I don't get the hype over curved 16:9 screens, but if that interests you for some reason this screen has an 1800R curve. PCPer's review of the PSU (https://www.pcper.com/reviews/Cases-and-Cooling/Seasonic-FOCUS-Plus-Platinum-550W-PSU-Review). Apparently it's pretty dang good, but I don't know much about PSUs. You should definitely talk to forum members that actually know what they're talking when it comes to PSUs before buying. Here are some very knowledgeable members: STRMfrmXMN, JDE, Stefan Payne, and there are many others that I'm not recalling right now. Cons: The GPU is relatively weak. The RX580 is a good GPU no doubt, but not something I'd normally recommend in a $1500 build. Pull the monitor and call it a $1200 build and I can usually squeeze in a GTX 1080. So why did I put such a relatively weak component in the build? GPU prices suck, but there are some killer deals you can find on the used market occasionally. Keep the RX580 to hold you over while searching for a very powerful GPU on the used market since the RX 580 will beat the 60 fps minimum spec your said you want in all the games you listed. Keep the RX580 for some time (if you're lucky there will be a mining crash and you could get a serious steal) and sell it when you find a good card on the used market to upgrade to.
  10. wait or buy

    The 1080ti is selling for way too much over MSRP for me to recommend it right now. Just get the 1180 when it comes out and spam the hell out of F5 when the countdown to launch approaches zero. If you nVidia runs out of supply before you have a chance to buy just get a gtx 1080ti since prices will be marked down (assuming there isn't another crypto bloom until after July). Again, the introduction of the newer product to the GPU market will likely knock 1080ti prices to <$700 (even less on the used market... I saw a ROG strix 1080ti on Craigslist for $600 already yesterday).
  11. Considering typical inflation figures and the fact that Amazon is developing their own Boeing airfleet + airport hub(s) I think the 20% price hike is reasonable. As long as the convenience improves (faster overseas shipping with the new planes) and their selection continues to grow I'm satisfied.
  12. I understand that laws aren't perfect, but IP laws seem to be particularly problematic. I suppose I should refrain from commenting on the matter unless I knew more about copyright law. I definitely am no expert and I'm no lawyer, so I claim no formal knowledge about specific IP law, but that doesn't change the fact that a man is being jailed for a victim-less action.
  13. Explain. I don't not see how a "potential sale" is justifiable statistic. A market is supposed to have competition. There should be no guarantee of any sale unless a contract between a buyer and a seller make it so. Edit: As I stated earlier, how does Microsoft know they would would have received new sales from the people who had their computers cleaned? What stops all of them from buying Apple computers?
  14. I suppose much of my beef comes from the fact that I am strongly opposed to the current state of copyright law. There should be copyright law, but the current form of it is pathetic. People should not be allowed to copyright chemical formulas, and often time copyright law is used to bully competition or make a quick buck rather than strictly differentiated content. Using a tool that does not work unless a previous sale to Microsoft has occurred falls into the second categorysince "displacing potential sales" does potentially compete against Microsoft's revenue. Seriously, what's there to stop some company from copyrighting a bunch of ingredients to a bunch of recipes and the recipes themselves and then telling other companies like blue apron or big box meals like Hungry Man they can't sell their food without a royalty since said company has the intellectual property over the meals? Crap like this is why patent sharks exist.
  15. This wasn't a "get rich fast scheme." You're fooling yourself if you think that's the case. 20,000 units at $0.25 per unit is only $5,000 revenue. Definitely not a small sum, but absolutely nowhere near a "get rich quick" scheme. That figure I just stated doesn't even discount the price of the 20,000 blank CDs that were used or the CD distribution. The profit margin may not have even been $1,000. If he really was trying to get rich he could have very easily sold those same disks for $10. $10 extra to fix a computer someone finds important is literally nothing. He could have easily made $200,000+ from this "scheme" if he wanted to (and didn't get caught), but the guy didn't sell the disks for profit. He sold them for $0.25 a pop. He was likely an honest man trying to save computers from going to e-waste or simply improving someone's day by giving them an option not to drop a couple hundred dollars on a new computer (assuming the $0.25 restore disk is a true figure). As long there is no way the licenses were pirated (which they weren't... the computer needed to have legitimate copy of windows prior to the restore) there should be no problem here. It requires barely any effort to figure that out. Seriously, the guy is getting fined for "displacing potential sales." That's like saying changing your car's oil potentially harms dealership revenue since you won't blow up your car's engine every 20,000 miles and "displace potential sales" or cars on a dealership's lot, or that buying an aluminum watter bottle "displaces potential sales" of disposable nestle water bottles. Hell, after having a bad experience with Windows it is entirely possible that many of the "potential sales" would have actually been Apple's revenue, not Microsoft's. Assuming both underlined sections in the quote above are correct this is utter bullshit and a pathetic power play buy Microsoft. To me it sounds like Microsoft is trying to pressure people into to buying a new operating system and squash anyone that interferes with Microsoft's "get rich quick" scheme. This is a classic case of a corporation getting too powerful and using its power skew the free market in to a market that's no longer free. I suppose there could be something I'm missing, but you sound like the fool right now. Please prove me wrong.