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About BarackOBatman

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  • Birthday 1995-07-23

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    (Music) Depeche Mode, The Cure, Pink Floyd, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Cocteau Twins, Them are us Too, Sky Ferreira, MGMT, Carly Rae Jepsen, Jonathan Coulton, Alvvays, Bauhaus, Siouxsie and the Banshees, The Smiths, Anna Von Hausswolff, Joy Division, Sisters of Mercy, She Wants Revenge, The Frozen Autumn.

    (Games) PUBG, Command and Conquer games, Warhammer 40,000 games, Company of Heroes (2), CoD4

    (Other) Going to the goth club, Building PCs (DUH!) Especially budget PC builds, Firearms, Playing instruments (Guitar, Piano APP for PC, Otamatone, Trombone) Camping, Board Games
  • Occupation
    Product Costing (Quoting) for Electronics Manufacturing (EMS)


  • CPU
    Core i7-8700k (Delidded by Silicon Lottery. Binned at 5.1 GHz AVX -2)
  • Motherboard
    STRIX Z370-E
  • RAM
    2X8 GB TRIDENT Z RGB 3200MHz
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  • Case
    CORSIAR 570X
  • Storage
    500GB SAMSUNG 960EVO
  • PSU
  • Display(s)
    Predator XB271HU
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  • Keyboard
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  • Sound
    Logitech Z623 2.1 Speakers
  • Operating System
    WIN 10 HOME

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  1. Good luck with the sale! I do many for fun builds with hopes of turning a small profit. Many i just break even on from impatience.
  2. I have a few Dell and Lenovo ATX power supplies laying around that came out of prebuilts which I could use. That said, I am all about tinkering. Replacing the fan and making the old PSU work sounds like fun. Perhaps I'll check for bloated capacitors first then. From what i can tell, the power supply has not been plugged in since it left the factory, but i also haven't actually cracked it open yet. I'm going play it safe during disassembly anyhow. Thanks for the tips! I didn't know that about the 24-pin connector.
  3. Hello, Thanks for taking the time to reply. The reason I'm using this cpu/board is because i already have it. Its been collecting dust for a year or so. I found a working link, though I paid significantly less. I wanna say around $40 if my memory serves. https://www.newegg.com/p/1JW-001Z-00116?item=9SIAHN49KH8543&source=region&nm_mc=knc-googlemkp-pc&cm_mmc=knc-googlemkp-pc-_-pla-psai-_-motherboards+-+intel-_-9SIAHN49KH8543&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI1baDqJuI5gIVicJkCh1oYwzLEAkYAyABEgLbGPD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds Upon further inspection, the power supply actually doesnt even have the connectors I need! A huge oversight... Looks like i will be swapping it after all.
  4. If it were me, the CX550 for $35 would absolutely be my choice.
  5. Oh? Maybe i'll look into flipping it. Interesting.
  6. I was about an hour away from home sitting in park scrolling though offerup while I was waiting for my girlfirend to get back in the car. I saw this thing I decided we needed to make a 20 minute detour. I paid $20. Something about the brand new, non yellow beige kinda "woo-ed" me.
  7. I bought this old beige steel ATX case new in box and it came with one of those old power supplies that provides the most AMPs on the 5V rail. I'm going to throw a Celeron J4005, 2x4 GB of 2133 DDR4 and a cheap DRAMless SSD into the case.The label on the power supply says 8 amps on the 12V rail. The TDP of the CPU is just 10 watts. That said i'm very concerned that using this stock power supply is a dangerous idea due to the fact that its not designed for +12V and also there was that whole capacitor plague thing. I have no idea how old this unit is (though it does have 20+4pin connector.) I have plenty of old +12V designed PSUs from prebuilts that I swapped the power supply out of, so I can just swap one of those in no problem. Would it be safe to use the old power supply though? I assume not but i just wanted a second opinion. I appreciate any advice! CPU/Motherboard https://www.newegg.com/p/1JW-001Z-00116?item=9SIAHN49KH8543&source=region&nm_mc=knc-googlemkp-pc&cm_mmc=knc-googlemkp-pc-_-pla-psai-_-motherboards+-+intel-_-9SIAHN49KH8543&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI1baDqJuI5gIVicJkCh1oYwzLEAkYAyABEgLbGPD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds Case/Power Supply
  8. Right. If you pay for better than gigabit speed it'd be worth going cat6
  9. https://www.newegg.com/p/1YU-0163-00429 Dont overpay for Cat5E ethernet cables. These will do fine.
  10. @ddennis002 My PC is plugged into the router I got 64 mbps download using cat5e i got 52 mbps download using 802.11 AC on 5GHz band When i plugged straight into the modem I got 116.5 mbps download using cat5e Is there something else going on here that is slowing down internet traffic through the router?
  11. @ddennis002 I wound up driving into the city to see my girlfirend after work and class so i didn't end up going home yesterday. Hopefully i can provide an update today.
  12. usually 2x 4k streams but then possibly some others in the house using some bandwidth as well for cell phones or for my brother watching a twitch stream.