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About greenlotad

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  • Location
    Sunny California
  • Interests
    Gaming, Music
  • Occupation
    Professional Moocher


  • CPU
    AMD Ryzen 5 1600
  • Motherboard
    MSI B350M Mortar Arctic
  • RAM
    16 GB Corsair Vengeance LPX 3200 MHz DDR4
  • GPU
    MSI 1060 6GB
  • Case
    Corsair Carbide Air 240
  • Storage
    SanDisk Ultra II 480 GB SSD
  • PSU
    Some EVGA 450 watt
  • Display(s)
    Acer R420HY
  • Cooling
  • Keyboard
    Magicforce 68-key with off-brand black switches
  • Mouse
    Logitech G203
  • Sound
    Sennheiser 6XX
  • Operating System
    Windows 10

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  1. greenlotad

    A Good, cheap phone

    Eh, this was true 4-ish years ago, but these days cheap phones can be pretty good. You really don't need a flagship to get something worthwhile anymore. As an example, let me bring up the Moto G line again. Cheap? yes. But it isn't full of bloat, has a decent screen, fast enough specs for normal use, and it even includes features like fast charging. I'm not saying they are perfect phones (the cameras definitely aren't flagship-quality) but I think that they'd suit the needs of most people.
  2. greenlotad

    Gtx 1070 Vs 1070Ti

    Pretty small price difference. If you're willing to overclock, the 1070 could reach the performance of the 1070ti FE anyway.
  3. greenlotad

    A Good, cheap phone

    I've had a Moto G4 the past couple years and while I'm going to have to replace it in the near future, it was a great phone. This year's successor is the G6 ($220) Some other options are: Essential Phone ($350) OnePlus 6 is more mid-range ($529) Nokia 6 ($230) the Poco Phone that everyone's talking about (I think its $400 if you can find it)
  4. greenlotad

    be quiet! Pure Power 10

    I just looked that one up and mine doesn't have red and yellow cables so it can't be the N1. Might actually be 450 watt, either BR or BT. Is it the same story with those?
  5. Months ago I bought a $20 EVGA 400-watt PSU (don't know the exact model) in an attempt to troubleshoot something. Turned out not to be a power supply issue, but I didn't want to go through the trouble of reinstalling my nicer Corsair PSU that I used previously, so I just gave it to a friend who was building his first PC and left the EVGA in my system. I knew enough to know not to go for cheap PSUs, but I had figured that EVGA was a trustworthy brand. I haven't had any issues with it yet, but more recently I've been reading that cheap EVGA PSUs aren't as reliable as I had assumed so I'm looking at new ones. Specifically, the be quiet! Pure Power 10, which I like for the silent and semi-modular design. I'm thinking 600W because I upgraded my GPU from a 1050ti to a 1060 recently and for the extra headroom. I want to check with people smarter than me this time though, it is reliable?
  6. greenlotad

    Phone with a good DAC/amp

    Dang, shoulda jumped on the Razer phone when it was on sale a couple weeks ago. I don't exactly like adapters, but I'd rather deal with one than bad software. Anyway, Thanks!
  7. greenlotad

    Phone with a good DAC/amp

    I've been thinking of upgrading from my Moto G4 and since I just bought Sennheiser 6XX's, audio quality is a factor to think about. I know the LG V-series makes its audio quality one of its selling points, and I've been seeing refurbished V30s for only $300 recently. I'm not completely enamored with other aspects of the phone though (mostly the bloat/software skin) so I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions for other phones with good DAC & amps
  8. greenlotad

    About gigabyte...

    This is just anecdotal, but I bought a Gigabyte GPU a year ago and it has been nothing but trouble.
  9. greenlotad

    GTX 970 or 1060 3GB?

    The two have approximately the same performance according to these sources (Idk how reliable they are, just found at the top of Google). In the Witcher 3, there's only a single frame of difference. Therefore, I think the biggest question is how much you value the warranty. https://www.videocardbenchmark.net/compare/GeForce-GTX-970-vs-GeForce-GTX-1060-3GB/2954vs3566 http://gpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Nvidia-GTX-970-vs-Nvidia-GTX-1060-3GB/2577vs3646
  10. If a 240 is too heavy, you're gonna have a hard time finding something that isn't. But if your friend is really moving it so often that weight is important, I would think a laptop would be better anyway
  11. I use a Corsair Carbide Air 240. Lots of space to place fans or rads and easy to work in. It kinda looks like and accordion though. If you don't like it there's also the 280x which has more tempered glass but looks like it might have worse airflow. https://smile.amazon.com/CORSAIR-CARBIDE-Micro-ATX-Mini-ITX-High-Airflow/dp/B00LA6Y5XQ?sa-no-redirect=1 https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B07CL9WFWC/ref=twister_B07GTKNJHH?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
  12. greenlotad

    Struggling with monitor

    If you want 1440p, this Dell is the cheapest option, but its still a fair bit more. Similar specs beyond the resolution. https://pcpartpicker.com/product/CwgPxr/dell-s2417dg-238-165hz-monitor-s2417dg
  13. greenlotad

    Struggling with monitor

    I actually did find this one G-Sync monitor for about $300. It's 1080p, 180Hz (after OC), 24", 1ms response time, has built-in speakers, and HDMI and DisplayPort inputs. Biggest tradeoff is that it isn't IPS, but it looks like it has decent viewing angles nonetheless. I don't know about color accuracy. You might want to check the reviews first, but this is probably your best option. https://pcpartpicker.com/product/4cbkcf/acer-monitor-xb241h
  14. greenlotad

    Struggling with monitor

    FreeSync is not officially supported on NVidia cards. I think I heard something about a workaround, but I know nothing about it. It's probably difficult to get it working
  15. greenlotad

    Struggling with monitor

    Might be tough to find a gsync panel for under $300. what resolution are you looking for?