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About Demolishdude

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  • Location
    Somewhere on the internet
  • Interests
    Technology as a whole, cars, cameras.
  • Biography
    I do things.
  • Occupation
    Getting educated


  • CPU
    FX-6300 @ stock clocks (3.5ghz)
  • Motherboard
    M5A990FX PRO R2.0
  • RAM
    Kingston Hyper X Blu 8gb (4GB x 2 sticks)
  • GPU
    OEM MSI RX 580 8GB
  • Case
    NZXT Phantom 410
  • Storage
    Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2x)
  • PSU
    Rosewill 550 watt
  • Display(s)
    Asus 21.5" 1920x1080
  • Cooling
    Stock cooling
  • Keyboard
    Logitech keyboard
  • Mouse
    Razer Deathadder Elite 2 (Chrome enabled)
  • Sound
    Logitech speakers and Phillips behind the neck headphones plus sony clip on mic
  • Operating System
    Windows 7 Professional
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  1. I was thinking of stepping up to a m.2 drive running off a pci x4, but I wasn't sure if I needed to act sooner of if I could wait. Ill look into those programs you have suggested, thank you!
  2. Clean install of windows would be an ideal step, but I did not know about the filling the SSD part. I will be more vigilant in storage management, thank you!
  3. Greetings! So I have been having an issue with my computer for a while now and I believe I have a suspect as to what is causing it. THE PROBLEM: So there are times where my computer will completely freeze up, as in it entirely stops responding for long periods of time (which can be defined for me as anywhere between 30 seconds to well over two hours, at which point I have reset the PC only to have it automatically boot into recovery mode or not even find a boot drive). There have also been a couple of instances where the computer will crash and it will treat the crash as though the boot media was disconnected. THE SUSPECT: NAME: Crucial MX500 AGE: 5 years (purchase date: spring 2014) SIZE: 120GB HISTORY: He was purchased originally to being the new boot drive for a hdd based system, but unfortunately the owner (me) was not a thinker at the time and couldn't comprehend why copying the OS folders to an SSD in file explorer wouldn't result in booting off of the SSD. After housing files and being put offline for multiple years, he was repurposed by being the boot-drive to an old core duo machine. A few months later, he moved up to an intel core quad machine. Unfortunately, due to the lack of mounting hardware, the poor guy was duct taped to the outside of the 5.25" bay and remained that way from fall 2017 to the summer of 2018. CURRENT STATUS: Nowadays, he can be found in my current rig, being the primary boot drive. The rest of the rig consists of: CPU: Ryzen 7 2700 (bought new summer 2018) MOBO: Asrock B350 Pro4 (bought used, original purchase was spring 2017) RAM: Corsair Vengeance Pro RGB (bought new summer 2018) GPU: MSI (OEM blower cooler style) RX 580 8GB (ripped from an Alienware R7 crossfire machine friend got in January 2018, original install date was November 2017) STORAGE: 2tb seagate HDD that is system storage and roars to life anytime I access it, and the current suspect. PSU: EVGA? I forget. CASE: Cooler Master HAF XB EVO with a 200mm top fan that is half screwed in and half twist tied to the fan grill. I am proud in my level jank. Let me know if anything else is relevant. THE SOLUTION So, uh, yeah idk. It usually happens when the SSD starts to get full but idk if thats the cause. My thoughts: IF SSD Maybe too many bad sectors if thats even possible? Is there a way to check drive health? Age? Five years for a SSD is a bit much. Abuse? Am I allowed to duct tape a SSD to a metal case? Too many writes considering I copied over that OS from my original PC a gajillion times without a speck of knowledge on how that even was supposed to work? If not SSD Then what? You decide! Also, fun story, my RX 580 is funky and either that or a corrupted windows library or driver is resulting in opencl to not work. Ryzen renders faster in blender using cycles and it won't export or render at all in premiere pro if GPU acceleration using opencl is enabled. Any advice, suggestions, or questions are appreciated. Thank you! TL:DR- My system is freezing up and I noticed it tends to happen when SSD is getting low on space (meaning <20GB). Thoughts?
  4. I bought my S7 new at the time because while I new I was probably going to run into more issues than my sibling's Iphone 6S, the customization and various things I could actually do to the phone were way better than the apple device, most notably expandable storage.
  5. Do you plan to overclock? If not, you may be able to save some money and get a B450 motherboard instead. Otherwise, very nice build you have there! Do you plan on using aftermarket cooling or sticking to stock?
  6. Fun fact with that cursor lag: it's not always just the cursor. I had two displays connected to my RX 580 before and after the update. After the update, I experienced massive stuttering in all applications and on the desktop. Hoping for some kind of microfix since I also seemingly cannot roll back.
  7. If you are willing to OC, save the money and get the 8700k. Put that saved money towards a cooler and go from there.
  8. Here is an idea. Edit at will (not sure whether you wanted a new case or not, so I added a relatively basic one in). PCPartPicker part list: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/QNsVBb Price breakdown by merchant: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/QNsVBb/by_merchant/ CPU: Intel - Core i9-7920X 2.9GHz 12-Core Processor ($1039.99 @ Newegg) CPU Cooler: Corsair - H100i v2 70.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($104.99 @ Newegg) Motherboard: Asus - STRIX X299-E GAMING ATX LGA2066 Motherboard ($313.98 @ Newegg) Memory: G.Skill - Trident Z RGB 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($450.98 @ Newegg) Storage: Samsung - 860 Evo 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($111.99 @ Newegg) Storage: Seagate - Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.99 @ Newegg) Video Card: Zotac - GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB AMP Edition Video Card ($774.98 @ Newegg) Case: Corsair - Carbide 400C ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Newegg) Power Supply: EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($113.98 @ Newegg) Total: $3049.87 Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-07-05 22:37 EDT-0400
  9. This is true, but from what I hear quicksync provides speed over quality. If you need every spec of quality in a video, quicksync isn't the greatest choice.
  10. Yup, that looks good! Just remember that when you want to upgrade, you will need another mini card due to how small the aorus gaming box is.
  11. If gpu acceleration is the goal, I would say the 2400g so he can upgrade later on.
  12. Better yet, wait until the new nvidia cards come out this fall or amd cards next year. Both will come out with more powerful cards than what is available on the market.
  13. I would say pick up another stick of 8gb of ddr3 and buy a smaller ssd for the os. A large ssd can help loading times in games, but it will not give you a higher fps count. More ram will help multitasking. (I have a computer with an i5-4570 and R9 270X, which is slightly inferior to your build. Its enough for gaming for now, but the ssd helps loading the os so much faster. The ssd also allows the HDD to perform better since it doesn't need to work on loading os things in the background. Plus, I have 16gb of ram and it's awesome).
  14. If you are serious about rendering, I highly suggest getting at least a Ryzen 2600 and buying a crappy gpu for the interim. For rendering tasks, it should outperform both of your options.