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About TacticlTwinkie

  • Title
    Sass levels are off the charts

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Profile Information

  • Gender
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  • Location
    Surf City, USA


  • CPU
    Intel i7 6700k at 4.6GHz
  • Motherboard
    Asus Z170 AR
  • RAM
    Corsair Vengance LPX 2666 DDR4
  • GPU
    Asus GTX 1080 Strix
  • Case
    Corsair Crystal 570X Mirror Black Edition
  • Storage
    Samsung 960 evo & Western Digital Black 1TB
  • PSU
    Corsair HX750 with Phanteks White Cable Extensions
  • Display(s)
    Asus Pb278Q 1440p
  • Cooling
    Corsair H100i with Noctua NF-F12's and Corsair LL 120mm fans as intake and rear exhaust
  • Keyboard
    Corsair K70 RGB with MX Browns
  • Mouse
    Corsair M65 and Corsair Scimitar (depending on the game)
  • Sound
    Sennheiser G4ME One and an old Yamaha home theater
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro

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  1. TacticlTwinkie

    Anyone else like GPUs with no backplate

    FINALLY I find someone who agrees with me. I still prefer the look of a graphics card with no backplate. My EVGA Gtx 780 FTW is still my favorite looking graphics card. Sleek, sexy, and no backplate.
  2. TacticlTwinkie

    Which to choose? A laptop or a portable desktop?

    I just linked those for inspiration. You can easily swap out the components used in those videos for more powerful ones. Both of those videos are a year old, so the components they chose are a little outdated.
  3. TacticlTwinkie

    Which to choose? A laptop or a portable desktop?

    How often do you move your computer? If you only move it on occasion, I think a small form factor pc is what you are looking for. Perhaps something in the size used in this BUILD. Ignore the components being used, but I think something this size would make for an easily portable desktop pc. You could go even smaller with something like this BUILD if you need to take your computer with you on a regular basis.
  4. TacticlTwinkie

    Is the s9+ still a good phone in 2019

    I bought a S9+ earlier this year after the S10 lineup came out. Still a very snappy, well performing phone. I have zero complaints, other than it is a little big. But I bought it for the large battery. I wish Samsung would make a thicker regular sized Galaxy S phone with a monster battery. I'd be all over that.
  5. TacticlTwinkie

    What does gas/petrol cost where you're located?

    I live in Orange County, California. I filled up my GTI with 91 octane for $3.56 a gallon a couple days ago. Near where I work, I saw 91 octane for $4.64 today driving home. For those familiar with the area, I live in Garden Grove and work in Irvine. Irvine is a very expensive city all around. I always try to fill up near home if I can.
  6. TacticlTwinkie

    AIO cooler concerns

    I ran a Corsair H100i for like 4 years with no problems. After about 4 years the pump began making a bit of noise, telling me that it was beginning to fail. Still kept things cool, but the noise was really annoying. But I would say that I got my money's worth out of it. Currently running a large air cooler, since I want my pc tuned for better silence and less aggressive overclocks now.
  7. TacticlTwinkie

    Best / Preferred PC hardware manufacturers?

    These are my personal preferences for component brands. For motherboards: Asus and MSI For graphics cards: Asus and EVGA For RAM: Corsair and G.Skill. For psu: EVGA and Corsair For HDD: Western Digital For SSD: Samsung For cases: Corsair and Fractal Design. Sometimes Phanteks. For peripherals: Corsair No current preference for cooling, just whichever manufacturer strikes the right balance of performance and looks.
  8. TacticlTwinkie

    How long do you use your pcs?

    I upgrade the GPU ever three years or so, cpu/motherboard upgrade with ram/psu if neccessary every 6 years or so. I change my case whenever I get bored with my current one, and storage/cooling get upgraded as needed. I'm on my fourth case in the last six years, but I really like my current Corsair 570x so I think this one will stick longer than average. My 6700k still has plenty of life left, especially since the generational improvents from Intel havn't been very significant ipc-wise. I might upgrade when AMD's 4000 series comes out. 3000 series looks super promising so I can't wait to see what they do next.
  9. TacticlTwinkie

    If you could give your younger self one piece of advice

    I would tell myself to take some time off after highschool and before college. In retrospect, I was very burt out of school and needed some time to figure myself out before I began to work toward my career. I ended up failing out of university after my 3rd semester and working a few jobs and taking trade school classes before I figured out who I was and what I wanted to be. I don't regret where I am now, but I would have saved alot of money and been farther along the path I find myself on now if I would have just taken the time to find myself. It took me six years of trying a bunch of things before I figured out myself. I was not ready for higher education yet and wasn't sure if that was the path I wanted when I was 18 years old. I eventually went back to school and am acitvely working on finishing my electrical engineering degree with a great job at an engineering firm. I just wish I had the balls to tell my parents that I didn't want to go to college yet and needed to figure myself out first.
  10. I feel you. Premium prices aren't much better in my neighborhood.
  11. TacticlTwinkie

    Usb devices not working after blue screen

    Yes the USB devices work in the bios, but not in windows. I wish I had more details, but this is all over the phone. I havnt seen the system in person yet. I don't think he can do that. He says he has no way of interacting with windows. Not even in safe mode.
  12. TacticlTwinkie

    Usb devices not working after blue screen

    A friend of mine was in the middle of rolling back his graphics drivers when his pc blue screened. After that his Usb device no longer register. They light up, but don't register input in windows 10, including safe mode. They do work in the bios though. I've been trying to help him over the phone, but I'm stumped. Anyone have any ideas on what I can tell him to try? We want to avoid reinstalling windows if possible, since we can't back up anything without a way to interface with windows. His system specs from what I remember: Ryzen 5 2600x Msi b450 tomahawk motherboard Corsair ddr4 ram (16gb) Evga 650w bronze power supply Samsung 960 Evo ssd
  13. TacticlTwinkie

    Controller VS Mouse/Keyboard

    I personally prefer a gamepad for 3rd person games, such as The Witcher and GTA. Not that they aren't enjoyable with a mouse and keyboard...I just like a gamepad with those sorts of games more. But like you said, the best part of pc gaming is the flexibility to use whatever interface you like most with whichever game you choose.
  14. What are the rest of the specs to your system?
  15. TacticlTwinkie

    Proprietary CPU?

    What is the model number of the prebuilt?