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Egg-Roll

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    Ontario

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    i5-6600k
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    MSI Z170A Gaming M5
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    Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB DDR4 2400MHz
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    EVGA GTX 1070 FTW
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    Thermaltake Overseer
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    2x 2TB Toshiba 1x 500GB HGST
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    Corsair CX750
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    2x LG 24M38D 1x LG E2442
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    Cooler Master Hyper 612 V2
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    CHALLENGER Prime RGB
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  1. Depends on the game and frequency family logs on. If a game like Minecraft it might be better to just rent a server for a few bucks a month. However for those who really want to build (with tons of cash to burn) a really good green machine solar panels and backup batteries where most (hopefully) of your power during peak time is gotten from the sun (think Tesla's powerwall and solar roof basically). Beyond that buying the most power efficient cpu available that can handle your needs and leaving it stock is your best bet.
  2. Which brings up another thing. While for LMG this isn't much of an issue due to being in a complex with multiple businesses where deliveries are likely daily. If shipped how much CO2 is produced to bring your products to your door? For example Amazon drivers typically will deliver anywhere from a few dozen to a few hundred packages near you and always assume the worst since you don't know, a few hundred the emissions produced are laughable, but if you are the only one in a 10km radios that 20km of fuel should be added into your co2 savings and this requires to know the vehicle they used. Then there is multiple sources that ship different providers. The greenest option isn't always buying the lowest wattage machine but the cheapest computer locally that does what you want it to do and you could take the bus a car or even better bike/walk if it's that close. My new build the case is being shipped all the way from BC (biggest carbon footprint) my RAM is walking distance (once confirmed), my board cpu m.2 and monitor where all delivered in one shot by Amazon like in a cube van. While Linus's set up I would (excluding ME since they are based out of BC, and everything will ship from there, also no NE to limit shipping resources) : Noctua NH-U15S: Friday (amazon) or travel to North York (cheaper) ASUS B450-F: Downtown Toronto or Vaughn Ryzen 5 3600X: Barrie G.Skill TridentZ 16 GB DDR4-3200: Not possible to find, so pick up random ram from a store one goes to for greenest option. Samsung 970 EVO: Friday (amazon), Local walking distance. 2060: Local (never bothered with amazon since it was generic) Fractal Design Meshify C : Toronto? Vaughn, or local with generic case. Seasonic PRIME Ultra Titanium 650W PSU: Non existent. Amazon can get a Titanium unit Friday. I didn't look at the cost of things but based on PSU and GPU I'm already at about $600 for Linus's setup. Average car (according to a quick google) produces about 400 grams of CO2 per mile, which is equal to 1 kwh of Natural Gas. So if that poor amazon driver has to drive just for you and your delivery assuming 100 miles away and all delivered in one shot it would take one about 400 hours of computer time at 100 watts (250 watt difference assuming natural gas is the electricity source) to break even with the build Results did assuming one could walk and pick it up. Realistically the greenest option for a gamer to go green isn't by lowering their wattage nor by trying to figure out how to build a green computer but it's by going to a provider like https://www.bullfrogpower.com/ who produces green energy. While your own source might still be coming from a non renewable you are helping by allowing said company to increase their infrastructure which means less work on nonrenewable sources.
  3. Actually something like this would likely be more useful tho the english instructions are not. https://www.amazon.ca/Kuman-Electricity-Monitor-Overload-Protection/dp/B07DPJ3RGB/ I use a Belkin unit that was $35 back in the day (same price as a kill, just easier to find and gave more details) for my computer, I use the above for testing electric pull/costs and or battery capacity.
  4. Ummm I doubt that. using the 1000 watt PSU is a great way of emphasizing it however even if one has a 1000 watt psu in their computer or if their computer has a recommended 1000 watts of power the likely consumption is 1/3-1/2 that. Even under full load (both gpus and cpu all at 100%) I can't hit 500 watts with my current setup even tho my approx requirement is over 500 watts, currently (because it's bugging me this much) I'm sitting at 160~ watts dual monitor 7 HDDs, and countless fans running. While 100 watts in a game is impressive you are also using a newer gpu and cpu that I am not so I do expect them to run on less power to performance. You're also not tricking me with your top 10 anime betrayals... Everyone qucik watch the real top 10 anime betrayals before it gets out done by a cheap Chinese knockoff
  5. So Amazon has started their black Friday sale, based on what I've seen so far what I've gotten is the best deal so far: 3800x $396 970 evo 1tb $200 (40x5 months) MPG X570 Gaming Pro Carbon WiFi $274, decided on getting the cheaper one nearly half the price 1 less pci slot LG 24GL600F (1ms 144Hz) $200 All Amazon and currently the best deals, ram isn't going on sale right now Canada Computers has the Corsair TX Series TX750M 80 PLUS Gold Power Supply for $110 on Friday. Haven't seen GPUs really on sale next to the typical x $ off. Edit: @dizmo here is what I mean by killing savings based on shipping for ME (NE didn't have anything really special to justify me to buy from multiple vendors) Yes it's a case, and yes it's heavy. However when a site typically advertises flat fee under x amount of weight that is a contract cost and after that weight normal company account shipping costs likely apply(never bothered to test this). It's going via United Poop Services (CP was $65), so I'm going to possibly have to haul the 60lb thing 20 minutes home ($10 walmart towel should work) on a Saturday, it gets RTS'd because I can't pick it up in time due to work or possibly register a damaged goods report, hopefully none of them. Perks of not buying locally/Amazon, but for this case it's imo worth it.
  6. I was actually going to being this up as well... It's obviously not a Tesla with auto pilot but likely his Volt and I wouldn't trust the lane detection from any other company as they are developing them for compliance reasons and not an attempt to actually make autonomous vehicles a thing. I noticed the steering wheel move and I doubt that is the car but his knee which is still a bad move on his end to do.
  7. Maybe someone can explain this: ordered a tee& hoodie from team trees website. It got shipped from Ohio ended up in Chicago, but instead of ending up into Ontario going threw customs it's in Montreal going threw customs which I do owe at least it went threw USPS/Canada Post.

    The package will have traveled over 1500 miles by the time I get it 😅

  8. No known issues doesn't equal no risk, even if you tested every single item on that truck. I know they likely got here from BC however since most are likely already here or will be before then, so why take extra risks over a few bucks, plus shipping times is a huge disadvantage esp if I get everything else locally and would be waiting for the one or 2 pieces for the cheapest price. I also know trailers stay relative to the buildings temperature even without proper enclosures, plus the sun adds internal temperatures (I was in a trailer in -30 last year and was warmer than the building). Stuff gets real at night since the sun is no longer out to add the extra warmth and assuming said place isn't ran 24/7 doors would be closed. Daytime -40 no issues, nighttime -40 in a trailer can have issues.. Also my point is your distance from the warehouse/stores in BC is far less than mine, less distance = less risk environmentally caused or by others. Now If I can buy the computer for less via ME on BF then sure I'll be willing to buy it from them assuming shipping costs don't kill the savings or the shipping times kill the benefit of buying from them.
  9. Not irrational, irrational is still saying no knowing it would be going by air. You live about 8-12 hours away, simply crash at a friends for the night (or 2 drivers) and you are good, or if items being shipped it would be on the road for 14-18 hours non-stop "maybe" depending on how the transportation hubs work between the 2 provinces. Also my calculations for the time being outside was wrong if it was only one truck (possible) or the items spend 1 hour indoors being transferred at each major city, plus 8 hours every 16 hours for sleep possibly. The longest time I've had anything computer part related outside in the cold was moving my last computer from my home to a family members, it was outside for a total of 45 minutes because I took transit. That said will anything bad likely happen? Probably not, but the likelihood of saving some stupid large amount of money for doing the 7 day shipping plus potential long term exposure to the cold is very unlikely and will be at most $20-50 total in savings which could be possible to be gotten on boxing day.
  10. Correct, however the external temperatures rarely if ever drop below freezing and therefore internal air temperatures in the containers on the ships should never dip below 0C, not to mention most electronics shipped on the ocean are typically done so in weather sealed units to some degree, whereas those trailers traveling threw the prairies could be subjected to -10C or lower by the time they get shipped since they will likely be following the Trans-Canadian Highway, plus cardboard boxes are hardly weather sealed. I actually have a package coming from Richmond right now, it's going to take up to a week to get to me, the road trip is about 4400km, or a possible 50 hours+ in the cold. Now if the week after BF is supposed to be warm or forecast to be, then sure ME is in the game else understandably 4400km is a long distance to save a few bucks extra.
  11. I was referring to shipping, if it was warm out like summer/spring/2 weeks ago no issues, but it's very unlikely anything bought from ME will be shipped from the Hamilton location but the main warehouse likely in BC since the logistics in doing so would be a nightmare. In fact I wouldn't be surprised if the Hamilton location is using CC's main warehouse in Markham as a supplier till they get a decent foothold to justify their own warehouse to limit transit time over buying and potential shipping costs that could kill profits.
  12. Not out of disrespect for ME but they are not close to me and we are talking about going from BC to Ont passing threw the Prairies in a non heated trailer so it comes down to weather and items I know are resistant enough to said weather(aka no motherboards ram etc, cpu sure, so long as it's not -40 out), as for NE I might look at them pre-Friday to check out pricing but they only came up for the processor in the list initially. Amazon I can get delivered to a local post office w/o doing anything extra via checkout assuming prime doesn't work for me, everyone else I'll have to use my FlexDelivery that is basically a redirect to the local post office. If CC allows to store shipping/pick up it's easy for me to pick up as well, and their warehouse is in Markham. Ok so I just looked up ME and apparently they opened up a location in Hamilton, I don't drive and any savings would be thrown out of the window even if I did. That said I doubt they ship out of local stores since shipping costs are typically flat fees across Canada for businesses (or pricing is minuscule for the hassle of extra inventory/space needed). Funny thing is they took over Canada Computers old unit in Hamilton. Also Ontario seems to be "unknown" to them, at least that is what Hamiltons location comes up as.
  13. My concern are triple monitor compatible titles and whether or not they work together, however I'll look into it The psu model is CX750 the CX part is green, apparently the newer version doesn't have this issue. I doubt I would need more than 64GB but seeing as the price difference in doing so is very neglectable it is not a bad idea in case I do need to upgrade. The issue is apparently only with the green labels, so as long as I don't touch any old stock that companies may have I should be fine(aka no online). Also I've had no issues with my 850BQ from EVGA, tho it was the only one cheap enough with a dual cpu and weird 5v rail requirement needed to boot... I equally have not truly put it threw its paces as well. I've never mixed and matched screen sized, so I have no idea what would happen. I actually never looked at the 3600 that much. Good to know that now, but wouldn't the board be dual channel as well and no negative effects by filling up all slots? I'm going to do the 2 slot option nonetheless however. Never actually knew it was a reference one it looked like one but never hit me till everyone freaked out about it I'm running a 500GB HDD with a 70gb partition for Linux it's basically full otherwise. I'll double check pricing for the 1TB version. Monies not the issue for that day, my work hours are very annoying for events as such. That said I can load my Amazon cart the day before full of items for the computer and one click buy those that are priced decently. Not sure if Canada Computers would allow in store pickup or not I forget and they'd be closed before I could get to them too.
  14. Might not need 64GB but I do need more than the 32 I have , this is low for me. For the GPU when it comes time to buying it I'll take another look at pricing because it will be very close to the price of a 2070 Super which out preforms the 5700XT a little bit. I see this a lot, people thought 32 was excessive even after showing 100% usage, constantly. That cpu's price feels too pricey to justify, the monitor has to be a 1080 as that is what the past ones are and hooked up throwing in a 1440 would complicate things. 16GB would likely bottle neck my daily use, I've not had 16gb in a system since I redid my P4 about 10 years ago and it was 8gb. higher speeds don't seem to increase the price much for ram and in some cases makes it cheaper. I currently don't have a budget but getting the most from my money. I don't need a new case technically but I would like to keep my current computer as a slave or backup. Uses are gaming leaving junk open and hopefully get back into video editing. Nope not touching ASUS anything anymore, every motherboard I've owned has been outlasted by every other component in said computer (in the case of my P4 3 boards ). Even their peripherals lasted less time than anything else used. Yea there's a potential issue with them but it's not just brand/line specific I think it's Gold/Platinum unless there is a actual issue with them, I'll likely go with a bronze unit from EVGA like my server has (similar pricing). Still unsure if I should trust Corsair for a PSU as my current one has horrid coil whine under gpu load and it tends to effect game play in some games at least initially. Reason for the board is for the 3 PCI-E spots, because folding no other real reason so if I need to save a buck I can chose a different one, plus I like how it looks.
  15. First AMD build I know the 570 is the newest chipset, might get rid of RGB ram. I need a new monitor because my old one is showing it's age, but can wait. Also might need a different case the current one is old and hard to find it seems, I need 1 5.25 slot for my blu-ray drive and at least 4 HHD slots 2 are for steam 1 is for game captures 1+ free for future upgrades. Won't be building it right now (hopefully before years end) but based on current info it seems getting intel might not be a good idea however the 9700K and equal board are slightly cheaper, significantly cheaper if I go with the 9600K but lose 2 cores. PCPartPicker Part List CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($424.99 @ Newegg Canada) Motherboard: MSI MEG X570 ACE ATX AM4 Motherboard ($498.56 @ Amazon Canada) Memory: Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-2666 Memory ($189.99 @ Memory Express) Memory: Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-2666 Memory ($189.99 @ Memory Express) Storage: Samsung 970 Evo 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($119.99 @ Amazon Canada) Video Card: MSI Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB Video Card ($508.88 @ Canada Computers) Case: Corsair 780T ATX Full Tower Case ($179.99 @ Corsair) Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS Plus Gold 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($124.99 @ Canada Computers) Monitor: LG 24GM79G-B 24.0" 1920x1080 144 Hz Monitor ($259.00 @ Amazon Canada) Total: $2496.38 Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-11-09 23:06 EST-0500
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