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About Cinnabar Sonar

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  • CPU
    Threadripper 1920x
  • Motherboard
    ASUS x399 a
  • RAM
    Gskill 3200
  • GPU
    EVGA GTX 1080
  • Case
    beQuiet dark base pro 900
  • Storage
    Samsung 960 evo 250 GB
  • PSU
    EVGA P2 850w
  • Cooling
    NZXT Kraken x62

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  • Interests
    Video games, technology, cats.

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  1. image.png.2ae245dd15c2459d1977a3e8229ec73a.png


    Um, errr.

    1. captain_to_fire


      I prefer this 


    2. Jtalk4456


      ok i know it was nowhere near the masterpiece they hyped it up to, but i enjoyed the suicide squad

  2. Lay's >>> Pringles.

    @Technomancer__ I'll fucking fight you.

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    2. Cinnabar Sonar

      Cinnabar Sonar

      @Alex Colson We will make a wall, one side Lay's, the other Pringles.

      The Doritos will be fed to the sharks.  Shit teir Doritos is.

    3. Silentprototipe


      I will be the devil and mix both in a pile xD

    4. Jtalk4456


      ok calm down guys, calm down

      Image result for calm yourself iago

      This fight isn't as simple as lays vs pringles vs doritos

      You're forgetting that each has different flavors

      For example pringles pizza flavor is addicting, but this crap can burn in a fire


      And I'm not sure how i feel about this


      This all depends on what flavors

  3. Who I think of, when I think about Nvidia's GPP.


    Quite fitting if you ask me.

    Draining other companies of their brand names to become stronger.

    Hell, even their color is the same.

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    2. Cinnabar Sonar

      Cinnabar Sonar

      @ARikozuM Cell's an amphibian, you fool!


      Android 17-AMD GPU 

      Android 18-AMD CPU

      @captain_to_fire FTFY.

    3. ARikozuM


      Does that make Android 17 IBM? ... 

    4. Cinnabar Sonar
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    Here's what the RAD looks like right now.  No signs of freezing damage, tubes still bend just fine.


    It has gained a layer of frost over it, but that's to be expected.

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    2. dizmo


      Makes sense. I wonder if corrosion inhibitors have properties that raise the temperature water freezes at as well. I imagine they'd have that in the loop and it's not simply water, just as you would in a normal loop.

    3. Cinnabar Sonar

      Cinnabar Sonar

      @dizmo I would imagine that the amount that you would typically add would be too small to matter.

    4. ARikozuM


      Colligative properties as well the sharing of triple points.

  5. image.png.77f1e16abd5e740c75145b1d38becc2f.png


    Amazon's trying to tell me something...

    1. techstorm970


      "RetroPi.  Now sponsored by Amazon!" xD 

    2. ARikozuM


      PC gaming sux. Nintendo Super NES is best girl, but too high maintenance and cost, so here's a RetroPi recipe! - Amazon

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    My first ever PC build right here.

    This was the keyboard that I got for it...



    The build's still running.  It's my little brother's computer now.  In a different case though.

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    Well, everything seems to check out nicely.

    Just a word of advice, Threadripper is very PICKY on how you insert the RAM.

    Not sure if it's due to the slots having only one locking mechanism, to save space, or just another quirk when it comes to Ryzen and memory.


    Anyway, it's going to be nice to have 32 GBs.  Gonna be much easier when dealing with large textures.

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    2. Cinnabar Sonar

      Cinnabar Sonar

      @dizmo RAM pickiness is better then it was, but it still has a long way to go.

    3. dizmo


      Agreed. I actually have high hopes for Zen2, or perhaps Zen2+. By then not only should they be almost caught up if not ahead of Intel, but their motherboard ecosystem will be matured and maybe we'll see more boards with more than one M.2 slot. Though, if Intel changes their lineup so that the i5 has hyper threading and the i7 gets 8 cores...I think Intel will still be the better choice. Unless they're severely undercut by AMD price wise, and AMD manages an even further improvement on their included cooler.


      I love times like these.

    4. Cinnabar Sonar

      Cinnabar Sonar

      Around the time the Meltdown patches started rolling out, I got a BIOS update that really helped with RAM.  Although Ryzen still tends to shit their pants then dealing with dual sided DIEs.


      As far as competition goes between AMD and Intel, I think AMD has the advantage when it comes to packing a lot of cores in a CPU cheaply, but the same technology that allows them to do that has some weaknesses that has become apparent ever since consumers got their hands on Ryzen.


      As long as AMD can continue ironing out those weaknesses, while also making good performance gains, they may leapfrog over Intel.

      Even if they don't, if they continue to put pressure on Intel to improve, or get left behind, i'll call that a win in my book.

  8. Spoiler


    I should have named it Count Fapula...

    Also, since I know someone's going to ask.


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    2. Jtalk4456


      I'm now going to find a use for this color in my life just so when people remark about the color I can sound smart when I say, "Yes that's my favorite color, byzantium

    3. Cinnabar Sonar

      Cinnabar Sonar

      DAMMIT @iamdarkyoshi!  I sent you a friend request yesterday!

    4. Cinnabar Sonar

      Cinnabar Sonar

      @Jtalk4456 I have no shortage of color names.

  9. So, I have a slightly defective NZXT Kraken, and I decided to put it in the freezer.

    Why?  Because a rep from NZXT stated that the liquid would likely freeze at 32f (0c) but every AIO radiator spill that I have seen has green liquid in it, and antifreeze is typically green.

    So far, it has been in the freezer for ~6 hours, and it still hasn't frozen yet.


    GET HYPE!!!!!

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    2. WereCat


      I mean... how woul they ship the cooler in winter if it would freeze at 0*C? Just logic.

    3. Cinnabar Sonar

      Cinnabar Sonar

      Well, I guess an update is in store.

      The tubes are still just as flexible, and I see no signs of splitting.


      Although antifreeze doesn't expand when frozen, that property is unique to water.

      There's no way that I could know if it's frozen in there for sure unless I hack the tubes open, which I intend to do.

    4. Cinnabar Sonar

      Cinnabar Sonar

      @Jurrunio I'm not trying to prove anyone wrong.


      Corsair themselves state that they use a distilled water and Propylene Glycol mixture.


      It's very possible that NZXT uses something different though.


      As far as I know, nobody has done a real life test though, probably because there is a real possibility of ruining one's RAD.

  10. Spoiler



    BitchPudding, pls.


    1. techstorm970


      *is losing faith in humanity*

    2. ATFink


      Childhood = destroyed


      Thanks @Cinnabar Sonar! /s

    3. Jtalk4456


      I heard a lightyear is really LONG xD

      That must be what bitchpudding is thinking of

  11. So, I changed my Steam account name, and updated my profile pic.

    That was long overdue, you see, I named myself Inky as a Pacman reference not realizing there was a My little pony character named Inky.


    The spaghetti was real...

    Please keep in mind, I have nothing against bronys, but the sheer level of spaghetti that I dealt with due to that name was... terrifying.

    1. techstorm970


      Bronys, you’re ok.  Just don’t expect me to join you...

  12. Happy earth day!


  13. The whole "Apple refused to repair my iMac" has blown up.  Anyway, here's my stance.


    Apple not having the proper support for repairing a ten thousand dollar all in one seems insane to me.  Those who are defending Apple are stating that their terms of service state that they don't have to.  Although that point is irrelevant since Apple did seem to try to repair it.  Also, that's more a legal disclaimer to cover their asses.  Most companies have something similar, and most companies try to repair, since it's usually cheaper, and tends to make the customer happy, thus helping ensure repeat business (and to be fair, that does seem like what Apple was trying to do).  Stating that you aren't going to repair it, and you legally don't have to is a surefire way to loose repeat business with said customer.

    Although those who are using that excuse are pissing me off, it makes Apple's service technicians out to be complete dicks, which isn't the case.  They are trying to twist the circumstances in Apple's favor, yet ironically, making Apple seem even worse in the process.  Being incompetent is better then being an asshole, and is usually easier to fix as well.


    My biggest criticism to Linus was buying a non self serviceable product in the first place.  At least one that was that expensive.


    I break my desktop screen?  I can replace it without having to replace my whole computer (that is, if the company in question refuses to fix it).  Same goes for any other component in my machine, motherboard, RAM, CPU, GPU, hard drives, etc.


    It's idiotic to spend that much money on ANYTHING that doesn't have standard replaceable parts (ATX/ITX style motherboards, PCIe slots, etc), period.

    Be it Apple, ASUS, Intel, MSI, AMD, anyone.


    So, with that said, why should I ever invest in a iMac Pro over an equivalent prebuilt?

    The only reason that I can think of is for the OS, and there are very few OS X only applications that make the OS necessary.

    1. <Aleks>


      "My biggest criticism to Linus was buying a non self serviceable product in the first place."


      I'm pretty sure that he only bought it to create content about it. 

    2. Cinnabar Sonar

      Cinnabar Sonar

      @<Aleks> Well, i'm sure he would have used it for editing after the review.  :P

  14. Spoiler


    Words cannot describe what I just watched...

    1. Vernw3.com


      still better then the original 

    2. Tech_Dreamer


      damn, look at them robotities.

    3. Alex Colson

      Alex Colson

      Words cannot describe what I just witnessed thinking it was gonna be innocent.....