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About -rascal-

  • Title
    Pin "H-3" on the AM3+ socket
  • Birthday 1992-06-12


  • CPU
    FX-8350 @ 5.0GHz / Phenom II X6 1090T @ 4.1GHz
  • Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Crosshair V Formula 990FX
  • RAM
    12GB (4GB X 3) GSkill RipJawsX @ DDR3 1866 MHz
  • GPU
    Sapphire NITRO R9-Fury -- Two in Crossfire
  • Case
    Cooler Master HAF 932
  • Storage
    Samsung 850 EVO 500GB / Kingston V200+ 120GB / WD Caviar Black 1TB
  • PSU
    Corsair Enthusiast Series TX850 (V1)
  • Display(s)
    ASUS VS228H-P / Acer G215H / Sony Bravia 46" HDTV
  • Cooling
    Thermaltake Frio with push-pull config (w/ Antec Formula 7 nano-diamond thermal paste + CoolerMaster red LED JetFlo fans) / Swiftech H220
  • Keyboard
    Corsair K70 -- anodized black, red LEDs, and Cherry MX Brown switches
  • Mouse
    Logitech G9x
  • Sound
    Logitech X-540 5.1
  • Operating System
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64...Windows 10 Pro x64

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  • Gender
  • Location
    Victoria BC, Canada
  • Interests
    Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution. Nuff said.
    Trail / Enduro / Downhill Mountain Biking
    Computers / Electronics / PCMasterRace
    Engineering / Science
  • Biography
    Test & Characterization Engineer, Redlen Technologies, Inc.
    B.Eng Electrical Engineer, Specialization in Electronics/Nanotechnology
    Electronics & Computer Engineering Technologist (Diploma + Advanced Diploma)
  • Occupation
    Test & Characterization Engineer

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  1. Brown dot on pcie slot

    I thought those PCI-E slot reinforcements are (stainless) steel plates. Regardless, I don't think @DeagleMaster69 needs to be worried. EDIT: https://ca.msi.com/Motherboard/Z170M-MORTAR.html MSI(R) Steel Armor
  2. That would help clear things up a bit. The video AND the data log from the vehicle (e.g. speed and sensor detection data, etc).
  3. Hmmm.... https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-03-20/video-shows-woman-stepped-suddenly-in-front-of-self-driving-uber https://www.theverge.com/2018/3/19/17140936/uber-self-driving-crash-death-homeless-arizona Then again... Walked into traffic, and not using a crosswalk? I am leaning towards the cyclist being in the wrong, but again, not going to jump to conclusions yet.
  4. What nzxt case should i get?

    I've got a white S340 Elite. Pretty satisfied with, with a few minor quirks: Thin steel material used for the rear I/O and area (was flexing when trying to attach my Maximus VII Hero's I/O shield -- I have never experienced this with ANY of my cases before; not even the Cooler master HAF 912 that is replaced. The plastic cable routing clips are quite narrow (can't hold thick cables), and are on the thin / flimsy side...though they work. Pre-installed thumb screws (e.g. PCI Expansion slots) were torqued way tight...they used power tools/machines at the factory? The front will fit a 280mm radiator (I have a NZXT X61 for the CPU there) without too much issue. If you decide to watercool your GPU, are are limited to 120mm or 140mm radiators -- no other place for a second 240/280mm. (The blue RAM is making my OCD kick in, but 24GB is just too good to pass up....might swap it out for my red G.Skill RipJaws X sticks into there...but only 16GB )

    The monoblock is intended to work with the Crosshiar VI Hero, and Crosshair VI Extreme only. From what I can see, the VRM positioning, and where the capacitors are located, are different on the X370-F versus the Crosshair VI. Doesn't look like the monoblock will be compatible with the X370-F Gaming. E.g. compare the differences along the VRM heatsink area.
  6. I agree with @asand1 Your average consumer who buy from NewEgg / Amazon won't necessarily give a review/feedback if everything works. They would definitely voice out if something is wrong. I remember some guy on NewEgg was complaining about his AMD Phenom II X4 CPU dying ~2 months later. Upgraded to a Phenom II X6...THAT died a few months in too. Why? because he was using some crazy Core Voltage...like 1.7V or something for his overclock. Yeah not kidding, any CPU will die with that much voltage.. Better yet, his 'Tech Level' is supposedly 5/5.
  7. RYZEN 2 Benchmarks leaked

    Similar to LGA 2011-v3... X299-v2 😐
  8. Fair enough; I should have retracted from having the M12II as a suggestion when compared to other available units within price range. I am not going to edit a post that I have been quoted on now -- for consistency sake. As I still mentioned, given the *other* units available in the price range, it is better than... IF everyone is just going to read the first FIVE posts of a 20+ post thread, then I see no reason to continue to participate. It is no longer a discussion, IMO.
  9. Please look at the additional details/clarifications in my more recent responses within this thread. This all said and done, it looks like @GrizzlyBear0 has settled on the CX 550 (2017)...or at least that's what he mentioned in his other thread.
  10. True...but you are not going to get a higher quality/tier Raidmax within a ~$50 price range. What the OP has in the range is: $30 Raidmax RX-500XT $39 Raidmax RX-530SS Raidmax Scorpio RX-535AP-S For Rosewill he is left with: Rosewill Stallion 450W ~ 500W ( $36 ~ $45) Rosewill ARC 450W ~ 550W ( $28 ~ $39) Rosewill HIVE and Glacier units 450W ~ 550W ($54) I have recommended Rosewill Capstones in the past, as they are pretty good...but it is beyond OP's limited price. The Rosewill Capstone 550W is $64. Again, the 'gray lable' CX 550W (2017) IS on my list of recommendations. Given its performance, and price is within OP's limit. Jesus, if price was not an problem, I could've recommended SeaSonic FOCUS Plus Platinum 550W...
  11. Yes, I did see the memo. Did you see my more recent response?
  12. Well the original (non-EVO) M12II and S12II is pretty old. I can't find much on the 520W variant, but the 850W variant scored pretty good. http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story6&reid=356 I had that on the list given the limited funds @GrizzlyBear0 has left over, and that he is NOT in North America, but Israel. IMO SeaSonic M12II EVO rather than a... Corsair CX 2015, EVGA B1, Corsair VS unit, or some Raidmax or Rosewill garbage.
  13. You pay the full amount. Once you receive the item, you fill out a rebate form, and cut out the bar code on the box (e.g. proof that you bought it), and send it to the manufacturer...in this case, SeaSonic. Few weeks/months later, they send the $25 back to you. @seon123 Well...might need to check the fine print. EDIT: Damn, that rebate is U.S. only. Nevermind, skip the Tier 1 PSU.
  14. If you include the $25 USD rebate, it's like 3x better than the EVGA N1. SeaSonic FOCUS Gold 550W -- Tier 1. https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151203&ignorebbr=1&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-PCPartPicker, LLC-_-na-_-na-_-na&cm_sp=&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID= Corsair CX 550ZW (2017 version). Not as good as the SeaSonic, but still much better than the EVGA N1. https://pcpartpicker.com/product/FdRFf7/corsair-cx-2017-550w-80-bronze-certified-atx-power-supply-cp-9020121-na Lower tier SeaSonic, but still pretty good. SeaSonic M12II 520W EVO. https://pcpartpicker.com/product/TgW9TW/seasonic-power-supply-m12ii520bronze
  15. I7 4770 vs i7 4790k

    Edit: Sorry, you were talking about the i7-4770. Same as the i7-4770K but locked multiplier, and runs at 3.4 GHz stock. Stock versus stock, then go for the i7-4790K. i7-4770K is 'Haswell' while the i7-4790K is the revised version, 'Devil's Canyon.' There are improvements between the two, abit small, but one of the more considerable change was the improvements in temperature. The i7-4790K is also clocked higher (4.0 GHz vs 3.5 GHz from the factory) while maintaining similar TDP (84W vs 88W).