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Everything posted by chriscaruso8

  1. I currently have 16gb 3200 hz, wouldnt a 2600 be a downgrade from a i7-8700, I can go higher than $200, thats just the price my buddy was offering to sell that to me since it was the price he bought if for.
  2. So Ive been rocking my 6600k for a good while now but I know its time for a upgrade. I was toying with the idea of going to the 3600, but figured that I might as well wait for the new Ryzen chip launch next year, however a friend of mine who is obsessed with craigslist bought a i7 8700 non k ,B360 mobo, with 2400 hz 16gb of ram combo for 200 (Pre-pandemic) that he planned on just flipping so he kindly offered it to me for that price if I wanted it. While I don't really like the idea of being a "dead" platform, it would be a significant upgrade for pretty cheap. What are y'all thoughts? wait for new Ryzen should be promising or take this deal while I got it?
  3. Need help picking which 5600XT to get, I had heard some had thermal issues and wanted to know which ones to stay away from. I was going to go with the Sapphire Pulse since sapphire always seems to have 0 problems with their coolers, but want to hear what you guys think? Thanks!
  4. I've got the Samsung space monitor, it only has two ports a HDMI and a Mini DisplayPort. I want too hook my switch up so I can stop yanking the HDMI cord out every time. Anyone have any idea what cable I need, if i want to go from my gpus full size DisplayPort to a Mini DisplayPort on the monitor?
  5. Ive seen this thing! its pretty awesome technology, ugly as sin but very interesting
  6. I'm looking to add a pocket shooter to my very amateur photography set up, while I know my way around a camera, I've never had a mirrorless or a point and shoot for very long so not fully knowledgeable in the field. But I am planning a couple week long vacation trip and don't really wanna bring around my DSLR and lenses. So when a buddy of mine sent me an ad for a Panasonic GM1 locally for around $265. Obviously I'm interested in getting it so cheap, but feel free to recommend something else was looking to not spend more than $800. Was also looking at Sony rx mark 3
  7. Yup that's what I found out when I was reading it, I purchased the essential phone, I'll give it a shot.
  8. Not that I cant afford more than,I financially could, but morally wont. I dont know I just cant wrap my head around spending $600+ dollars on a cellphone, I get it that these phones have all the bells and whistles but would rather save the money or spend it on something else like my kids haha. Will have to read some more reviews though, I would rather have a reliable phone than a pretty one.
  9. Is this Sprint compatible? I didn't think any of the Asian phones were accepted on Sprints network.
  10. Cheers, Saw this and was thinking about it haven't followed it super closely but I did hear about multiple problems with the Essential Phone, camera, screen, and reception, are these fixed? Also dont worry bout the time I live in LA to ive got more time than you do :).
  11. Hey All, Currently in the market for a new phone, Stuck on sprint cause wifey accidentally renewed our contracts when she wanted a new phone instead of buying it unlocked, Not looking to spend more than $350, Could careless about 2017 bezel-less designs but care more about snappyness and ability to take quick photos when with the kids that dont look like I took it on a potato. Would prefer Refurbished or New, but wouldnt be opposed to used if it was a newer phone model. I currently have a Nexus 5x that I have loved for these last 3 years or so but after daily use I have blown out the headphone jack and the battery life is starting to slowly dwindle. One of my friends sent me a link to the HTC Bolt thats going for $200 right now, and from the reviews its got a mixed results. He also recommended looking into used deals for the Pixel 1st gen obviously. But just curious to get some other opinions.
  12. Buy it with your own risk, these boards while yes technically can support the power draw needed, your basically asking for the motherboard to die on you at some point since you are pushing it to its max basically.
  13. If im understanding you correctly, you bricked your motherboard (probably a cheap AM3+ board) using the FX 8120? This makes sense if you are using cheap motherboard the FX 8xxx chips are 125w chips that demand alot of power especially overclocked. I would recommend you getting a 990X / 990FX chipset motherboard. However I would be remissed if I didnt say before spending X amount on a new motherboard for your OLD cpu consider a platform move to Ryzen or Skylake/Kabylake/Coffeelake. They are the most modern revisions of AMD and Intels CPU architecture.
  14. The CPU is not soldered it is a full fledged desktop grade just a "T" varient due to the low power draw, hence my questions on the cpu/replacement psu. The GPU is soldered to the MOBO and unreplaceable. Im not with the system right now but the power of google has helped me You can see the full socket in image one and the heatsinks in image 2
  15. Hello LTT, While browsing my local craigslists ads I managed to come across a first edition Haswell based i3 alienware alpha for $100, While im not a fan of how overpriced their new stuff is I thought this was too good a deal to pass up for me to run a nice little rocket league/ HTPC while looking decent on my tv stand. However recently my son has been getting into PUBG like crazy lately and has been using the gaming computer more and more often. So I figured If I could maybe upgrade this a little with an i5 or i7( non k) he could play the game on low settings. However, I am aware of the wattage of the PSU is only 130w, Im afraid to put a full desktop grade CPU in there. So i have a couple of questions hopefully someone can answer! Anyone else upgrade there alienware box? Did you undervolt? was it worth it shifting from the i3 to higher or does it just throttle with the cpu cooler? are their larger psus avaliable? did anyone manage to get low profile cooler in? Thanks!
  16. Nope just a normal ips 1080p monitor overclocked to 75
  17. Gah, I know that they will go down but with PUBG being a addictive force in my life, Curse you game, I really want to bump up my settings so that i can get my 75 hz stable
  18. Title^ currently using a GTX 950 and its just too weak for me now
  19. You dont think that the current gen processors will take a large devaluation on their prices when the new lineup comes out and i3's are now older gen i5 equivalents
  20. My current Rig: CPU: i5-6600k @4.6 (but can go 4.7 stable) MOBO: Asrock z170m pro4s Cooler: Be Quiet Dark Rock 3 Pro RAM: 16gb G-Skill Ripjaws 4 @3200 GPU: GTX EVGA 950 FTW PSU: 550 EVGA Bronze Im a light gamer mostly, LoL, Overwatch, Rocket League, and sometimes some bigger names like Fallout 4 and Dishonored, but the PC is mostly used for CAD Software and 3D modeling/rendering, Im a Architecture student ,I know that these programs benefit from multi core usage however plan was to upgrade to an i7 when I could afford it. I know that my 6600k is still a strong processor its the reason I bought it in the first place but I cant help feeling that I should sell my CPU and MOBO now to switch to ryzen before Intel starts messing with the used market with the new coffee lake lineup. I do live near Microcenters so my plan for upgrading would be to replace the processor with either a Ryzen 1400 or any Ryzen 3 CPU for now since black Friday is now in a few months I figure I would wait for the real deals before jumping to Ryzen 7 or possibly Threadripper but most likely I wont need that much power. Im just not sure if this is a smart plan or not but I dont want to be blindsided if the used market suddenly drops off and 4 core cpu's become dirt cheap, I guess though I could use that to my advantage and just get an i7 if that is the case but even then I would be setting myself off to a disadvantage by staying on a dead socket. Thoughts?
  21. So Ive been looking to build a second PC to work as a rendering hub for some 3D modeling rendering (3DS Max mostly) someone locally is selling a old server that currently has two Xeon E5620's ARK Link: http://ark.intel.com/products/47925/Intel-Xeon-Processor-E5620-12M-Cache-2_40-GHz-5_86-GTs-Intel-QPI But i figured I could get two X7560's off ebay and have the two 8 core 16 threads But I have no idea if this would even be worth it does anyone have any clue or experience with this generation of server parts? Do they hold up currently? or should i just pass and keep looking for something more modern
  22. Heres what I would do for 300 CPU: FX 6300 $50-60 on Ebay MOBO: Any AM3 Motheboard there going pretty cheap right now $30-40 GPU: RX 460 from $70-85 this one from visiontek looks like a pretty good deal for a 4GB refurb https://www.visiontek.com/refurbished/performance-graphics/radeon-rx460-overclocked-edition-4gb-gddr5-404-detail.html RAM: 8 DDR3 Any kit you can get from ebay, but ddr3 prices are high right now $50-60 HDD: Most people have an old one lying around but if not you can get a WD Blue 320GB for$20 on amazon https://www.amazon.com/Western-Digital-Caviar-Desktop-Warranty/dp/B00VAT701W/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1490228677&sr=8-1&keywords=320+gb+hard+drive PSU: EVGA 430w 80+ $35 on Newegg, I never buy used PSU too many sketchy looking ones and past experiences have just lead me to buying new ones Case: depends on which size mobo you get but nothing more than a cheap $25-30 bucks case from newegg Total:$280~320