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chriscaruso8

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    chriscaruso8 reacted to Ben17 in Monitor Cable help   
    https://www.amazon.com/Cable-Matters-DisplayPort-Mini-Adapter/dp/B014DV2RGG
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07H48BL1J/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&psc=1
     
    there are cables that are the same on other sites though these are what they are/look like
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    chriscaruso8 got a reaction from gbergeron in Anyone using AMD FX 8 core CPU?   
    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. 
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    chriscaruso8 reacted to Drak3 in iPhone X or Pixel 2 XL?   
    I'd keep the 6s +. It's definitely not a slouch, nor does it move backwards on the practical featureset.
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    chriscaruso8 reacted to -rascal- in Anyone using AMD FX 8 core CPU?   
    The ASUS M5A97 R2.0 uses a 4+2 passively cooled VRM design.
    It will run a FX-8120 without too many issues -- even with a mild/mid level overclock.
     
    4+2 power phase design Low RDS(on) components 2-transistor, 2-driver configuration for the phases built-in VRM protection Only minor down-side is it not using Digi VRMs...and not 6+2 or 8+2 (you can't ask for too much for a sub $100 board).
     
     
    @M4DH4WK
    If your old power supply didn't kill anything else when it died, you should be okay.
    4-pin CPU connection is a litle bit on low side, as the FX 8-cores can draw quite a bit of power / current.
    A motherboard with an 8-pin CPU connection would be the most ideal.
     
    To answer you question, yes, I do have a FX-8350...but on a ASUS Crosshair V Formula 990FX motherboard...
    Your ASUS M5A97 R2.0 and my Crosshiar V Formula are on opposite sides of each other.
    I have a 850W PSU paired with the system, but because I was running 2 or 3 video cards with it.
     
    If you are running only 1 video card, with a few SSD/HDD, and some case fans, a good quality 500W ~ 550W should be more thane enough.
    Depends on what video card you have, something lower might be okay as well (e.g. 450W).
     
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    chriscaruso8 got a reaction from MrDrWho13 in Anyone using AMD FX 8 core CPU?   
    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. 
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    chriscaruso8 reacted to themctipers in GTX 970 for $170 or 1060 3gb for $200   
    you mean a deflated tire lol 
    its raw performance is better but the 0.5gb is pratically useless but is still there
    like using iGPU with 4gb of ram, like 512mb is gone because iGPU vram but there's still 4gb, just 3.5gb usable 
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    chriscaruso8 reacted to Zando Bob in GTX 970 for $170 or 1060 3gb for $200   
    Nu. Can't tout it as an advantage if you can't use .5GB of it. That's like saying your car is better than mine when it's missing a wheel. 
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    chriscaruso8 reacted to themctipers in GTX 970 for $170 or 1060 3gb for $200   
    you mean 1gb  
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    chriscaruso8 reacted to fiberzs is dad in 300 usd build   
    oh wow really thanks
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    chriscaruso8 got a reaction from Raxxdude in 300 usd build   
    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
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    chriscaruso8 reacted to Z-Gaming in My friends new PC   
    Yup... no sense. A i7-6700k with a Z170 MOBO would be better and cheaper
     
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    chriscaruso8 reacted to Damocles in My friends new PC   
    Dial it back to the 6700K. The new Broadwell E, or at least that 6800k is more meant for multi-threaded stuff like content creation. Sporting less cores with higher speeds is better for gaming, Also 4GB sticks are a waste of slots if you ask me
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    chriscaruso8 reacted to Z-Gaming in My friends new PC   
    Nope... that's not waht an enthusiast is (that's just wasting money with no reason)... anyways, i'm not here to judge. Hope he enjoys his beast
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