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Ashley xD

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About Ashley xD

  • Title
    Pokemon Fangirl

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    Ashley xD#6493

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  • CPU
    Intel Core i3 8100
  • Motherboard
    Asus Prime Z370-P
  • RAM
    16GB DDR4
  • GPU
    GTX 690
  • Case
    Silverstone Raven RV03
  • Storage
    250GB SSD
  • PSU
    Bitfenix Whisper 850W
  • Display(s)
    Benq V2400W
  • Cooling
    Freezer 7
  • Keyboard
    Corsair K55
  • Mouse
    Corsair M65 Pro
  • Sound
    Sony WH-1000X M3
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro
  • Laptop
    Apple MacBook Pro
  • Phone
    iPhone 6s

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  1. so i lost one of the cpu power cables that go with my BitFenix whisper 850W. is there an easy pinout? i have a bunch of power cables from an AX860 lying around and if i could use a cpu lead from that it would be awesome. but for that i'd have to check if it could work.
  2. i'm so happy. tonights project was a huge succes!


    for those who didn't know, i recently had my passion for pc building re-ingited, and i have ordered a supermicro board and i will order 2 Xeon X5650's to create a monster main machine. 


    but until that arrives i didn't want to be stuck with my i3 8100, which has become a very irritating cpu. it spikes to 100% just browsing the forum and because it's only 4 threads multitasking is almost impossible. 


    so, i went and dug around into one of my "known faulty" bins, and i found a board that i knew had issues (an Intel S5520HC) and i grabbed my box of cpu's and grabbed 2 Xeon E5620's that were known good. initially the board didn't post at all which is what i expected, since it was in the known faulty bin and i'd had a lot of problems with it. the main issue is i bought it used of course and it arrived with broken sockets. i attempted to repair it at the time but failed. however, now i jsut went ahead with a small knife bending back pins, and eventually i got it to post, but it didn't want to detect any memory on CPU 2. with another hour of bending back pins i managed to get 2 ram slots working on CPU 2, which is good enough as i have 4 2gb sticks in it which is fine. i had 16gb in my 8100 build but i always ran out of cpu power before i ran out of ram. and, when my new stuff arrives this setup will be a secondary machine anyway. 


    so, final config for now is the dual E5620's, 8gb of ram (4gb per cpu), some coolers zip tied to the sockets (i always do this and it works well) and an RX460 i had spare as i didn't wanna risk my 290X with a known faulty board. if it fries this gpu i don't care. also i plugged my 850 EVO into it as i knew the sata ports work fine, it's just cpu and memory that is still a bit sketchy. 


    but, i have now installed Ubuntu on it, did some app installing and web browsing and i'm very impressed by this system and these cpu's. like, look at this: 


    7% load approximately web browsing with discord open, my 8100 would be at 50% at least. like, this system is doing really well. 


    now yes, it's not amazing at everything. i wouldn't try to run many games on something like this for example, 2.66ghz max turbo on a 10 year old architecture is pain for single threaded tasks like gaming. but for what i intend to use it for which is some VM's, heavy multitasking and in general just having a lot of cpu power available when i want it, for example when editing a video it's gonna be awesome.

  3. i've kind of found my love for pc building again... 


    the problem with my current pc though is that it's developing faults and it's pretty boring low end mainstream hardware... 


    so i went online and i got a dual socket supermicro board, i'm going for dual X5650's and 32gb of ram for now and building a new main machine out of that....


    i also spotted a deal for a sandy bridge xeon system, single socket but 8c 16t, so i'm hoping to get that as well. ideally i want the 12 core monster machine running linux for VM's and other cool stuff like that and the 8 core single socket system for daily use since it's slightly less stupidly overkill lmao. 


    also old stuff like this is damn cheap now. i was saving to buy a new macbook but quite frankly i have plenty of old laptops around and if i need more power than what those have i can just remote into one of the pc's and do work that way. 

    1. CircleTech


      This is why I have a thinkstation D30. If I need to upgrade the machine it’s very affordable because it uses 2x LGA 2011 Xeons.

    2. Ashley xD

      Ashley xD

      @CircleTech yeah i realized that with the i3 8100 system i have now. if i wanted to upgrade to something better than 4c 4t i'd need to spend enough to cover the cost of that supermicro board, the ram, and almost both cpu's. like, it's insane. 


      i've had a dual x5650 system before, but the mobo kept dying and back then those boards were super expensive so... but now it's really tempting. 

    3. Beef Boss

      Beef Boss

      Yeah building systems is real fun, on the side I've been into tool modifications ie knives and now I'm starting my first flashlight mod - whole new drivers and LED's

  4. for the first time in like a year i've had a good time while building a pc. 


    i was asked to upgrade a pc for someone, it was buitl very poorly (hdd only half secured, psu from 10 years ago from a weird brand, etc) and i actually had a good time. 


    we had some dissapointments, the new gpu we ordered was used,a nd came witha  broken fan, so i had to replace that which required some soldering and stuff, but it's working just fine now. it's a fairly basic machine, it has a 1500X, 8gb of ram, an A400 ssd (ew i know), 1tb hdd, asrock board and originally a GT1030, now it has an R9 290X. 

    the stupidest thing is my janky fan fix which is jsut an old cpu fan soldered to the card and secured with zip ties actually cools better than my own stock 290X lmao. 


    also it was in a 15 year old thermaltake case, and it was super crappy (have i ever mentioned i hate thermaltake), so i transferred the system to a silverstone case, which is mATX. that's a lot smaller than the eATX cases i'm used to (i use those myself) so mounting everything was a challange, but i legitimately had a lot of fun building it and it turned out really well. 

    1. sub68



      A400 ssd

      funny enough I was taking apart my kingston 128gb ssd now 200 (I only use it to store anime)

      and each flash chip by my calculation would hold 16gb each and there is 8 chips

  5. in that case don't install linux, because you will be dissapointed by it.
  6. hold down the option key when booting and you'll get a boot selector. if it's just a white screen with a cursor that means that the Mac can't detect a boot device, which probably means your boot usb doesn't work for some reason.
  7. yeah, reinstall a version that it officially supports. do you have another Mac handy? if so you can make a High Sierra bootable usb using this guide on apple's site: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201372 then install that version and it'll work again.
  8. what OS did you put on the bootble usb? that system can run up to High Sierra, any higher and you'll get that symbol.
  9. i put some pokemon posters up in my living room! 



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    2. Energycore


      I'm on a Xeon 1240 V1 + H61 board lol I'm also stuck in 2011 somewhat

    3. ProjectBox153


      @Ashley xD Nice, I happened to find a 1998 Revision A Bondi Blue earlier this year for $50. Needs some CRT work but everything else works great!

    4. Ashley xD

      Ashley xD

      @MewMew my system is quite modern, it's 8th gen intel lol. 


      @ProjectBox153 nice! mine is fully working. the hdd died but everything else is in great condition. i put a new drive in it and now it's like new again. 





    now when apple removes the headphone jack from laptops and everyone else copies that like always i can yell at all the pc fanboys that asus did it first. 

    1. Den-Fi


      They weren't the first though.

    2. Ashley xD
    3. Den-Fi


      Don't know. Just remember watching a Hardware Canucks video months ago where Eber was flipping out about it.

  11. i'm getting more and more into pokemon and MLP has taken a backseat.. 

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    2. sub68


      I never understood the fandom

      but still enjoy it from time to time

      kpop sounding jpop


    3. Den-Fi



    4. WY6


      pokemon > mlp

  12. what psu do you have specifically? and what motherboard?
  13. my attention span is so bad i can literally be sitting watching a video of one of my favorite youtubers and i see something flash on my second screena nd next thing i know i'm replying on discord not paying any attention to the video at all and i have to rewind it to see where i was lol

    1. Energycore


      Happens to me too xD