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About dizmo

  • Title
    NaCly FCUK
  • Birthday 1985-10-14

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    True North


  • CPU
    Intel i3 4160
  • Motherboard
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    GSkill RipJaws 16GB DDR3
  • GPU
    Intel Graphics 4400
  • Case
    Shuttle XPC Slim
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    Transcend MSA370 128GB
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    LG 29WK500
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    GSkill KM780
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    GSkill MX780
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    Mackie CR5BT
  • Operating System
    Windows 10
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    Samsung Galaxy S8

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  1. dizmo

    Best Buy

    It's 11:36 PST on the 20th. So. Maybe wait for the right time.
  2. They're not going to raise it. So the "worst case" scenario is that you save money? Still doesn't seem like an L to me.
  3. No, it won't. They're not going to lower their prices right after launch. Even if they do, most stores have a 14 day grace period for price adjustments.
  4. Why does it matter? If he's going NVidia, the 3070 is the best choice. Not everyone wants to go for AMD for various reasons, including their history of poor drivers. They don't go up in cost; the Nvidia variant will be $499. Cards from AIBs will be more, as they always are.
  5. Who's going to see it under the case? Plus if they're painted black, you'd hardly notice. Just don't buy shit 2x4s.
  6. I wouldn't bother with plywood. Just use 2x4s for the top.
  7. I'm going to go ahead and say you're up the creek on this one. Unfortunately, it sounds like you got scammed. Hopefully you didn't pay too much for the card. AFAIK there isn't really an easy way to repair faulty cards. They're pretty much toast. You could try selling it on eBay as parts to recover some funds. Even if there was, it won't do anything. If he's blocked, he's been scammed.
  8. I'd just build it yourself to be honest, you're going to get a far better system that way. It's not hard; I got my gf to build one a few years ago, and she'd never used a screwdriver before. If you can put together a LEGO set, you can build a computer. Just watch a bunch of video tutorials on YouTube, and enjoy the savings. As for builds, you'd want to wait for the 5000 series Ryzen CPUs next month. At that time you'll also be able to get one of the newer video cards, and you'll have a pretty killer system. I'd aim for a 5800x, 32GB RAM, 2TB SSD, 4TB HDD and an RTX 3080. Something like this: PCPartPicker Part List CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 3.8 GHz 12-Core Processor (£397.49 @ Amazon UK) CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15S 82.52 CFM CPU Cooler (£72.39 @ Amazon UK) Motherboard: Gigabyte X570 AORUS PRO ATX AM4 Motherboard (£233.47 @ Ebuyer) Memory: Crucial Ballistix 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 CL16 Memory (£137.99 @ Amazon UK) Storage: ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro 2 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive (£209.88 @ CCL Computers) Storage: Seagate Barracuda 6 TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive (£118.64 @ Box Limited) Video Card: Asus GeForce RTX 3080 10 GB TUF GAMING Video Card (£733.67 @ Overclockers.co.uk) Case: Phanteks Eclipse P400A ATX Mid Tower Case (£63.99 @ AWD-IT) Power Supply: Corsair RM (2019) 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply (£110.39 @ Overclockers.co.uk) Total: £2077.91 Just sub the 3900x for the 5800x. Only 100 pound more than what you had spec'd out, but substantially better. Haha, memory timing is not something you want to suggest to someone just getting into the PC space. It's a pain in the ass, and really doesn't net very many gains.
  9. Did you read the articles? A lot of it is a little ridiculous. First one simply states that Amazon is destroying small business. As people move online, that's inevitable. Second article has many points. One, that employees get reprimanded for hand washing. How long are you taking that it's an issue? Don't touch your face. Problem solved. One person died at a warehouse, and others sued for unsafe work conditions. Not really the companies issue. Other people have tested positive at warehouses; again, not the companies fault. Third didn't really state much. They said how Amazon has almost 20,000 positive COVID cases. Sure, but that's not bad considering they employ over 1 mil people. Fourth was about employees being fired for discussing internal matters. That's the only one that might hold some kind of validity, but it's also not rare in the corporate world. Last one said workers are complaining that they're being told to work faster. 600 people signed a petition. Ok, sure. Out of over 1 million people, 600 signed a letter complaining. Guess what? They'll be replaced by people who don't mind, and can do the job. They clearly just can't handle it, and that's something you'll find within any company. A lot of the complaints against Amazon are, frankly, just people bitching, or those who aren't willing to work hard. They'll just be replaced by those that are willing. If people are looking for a ton of money for working a job that, realistically, isn't that hard and doesn't require that much training, then they're out to lunch.
  10. Memory Express is a good bet if you live near one. Even if they run out at launch, put your name in their wait list. It only took a couple of weeks for my roommate to get a 3080. Fear mongering is a little much. Your chances of catching it outside is incredibly slim. Especially if he wears a mask. If he's doing a fresh build, what you stated makes no sense at all. The card isn't going to be worse than last generation.
  11. You won't really gain much by going Zen3. As for your question regarding what you can sell it for: Go to your local classifieds Compare pricing Price accordingly Sell Profit Prices differ greatly from region to region, city to city. Any advice you get from someone somewhere else isn't going to represent what you can sell it for where you live. My guess is he wants to make money on the deal.
  12. Apple's magsafe seems pretty weak IMO. Cool concept, failed execution.

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    2. themctipers


      not super strong

      you can put your phone in your pocket and the wallet accessory just falls off of your phone; see MKBHD's video

    3. PCGuy_5960


      That kind of makes sense though, no? Couldn't super strong magnets potentially mess with signal reception or credit cards in your pocket.

    4. dizmo


      You can shield them properly. It just really diminishes the actual use of a lot of the accessories.

      Car mount? Nope, it'll fall off.

      Wallet accessory? Nope, it'll fall off.

      Bike mount? Nope, it'll fall off.


      What does that really leave? The charger. Which, sure, neat, but really isn't that different than just sitting it down on the mat.

  13. Wait a bit for the new parts to come out. Otherwise you're leaving a ton of performance on the table and massively overpaying.